Wife pleads not guilty to stabbing snoring husband

Published: Friday, October 04, 2013 @ 10:37 PM
Updated: Friday, October 04, 2013 @ 10:37 PM

An Arkansas woman accused of stabbing her sleeping husband with a butcher knife because he snored pleaded not guilty this week to a charge of first-degree attempted murder.

The woman's snoring husband, not surprisingly, has filed for divorce.

Doug Weiser, 43, said he and his wife had argued about his snoring and she had gone to sleep in another room. He woke up with his wife repeatedly stabbing him with a knife, he said. Weiser said the couple's two teenage sons helped him get the knife away from his wife. Weiser suffered three stab wounds, a punctured spleen and a lacerated liver, according to a local news report.

Dawn Weiser, 44, was jailed at the end of August on the attempted murder charge but was released on bond two days later.

OSP: Pilot, 25, killed in small plane crash; Aircraft registered to Springfield doctor

Published: Sunday, February 19, 2017 @ 4:17 PM
Updated: Sunday, February 19, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

UPDATE @ 7 p.m.

A 25-year-old man was killed in a small plane crash this afternoon, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The aircraft was registered to a Springfield surgeon, but he was not the pilot. The patrol’s Springfield Post is investigating the crash, but has not released the pilot’s identity, nor the pilot’s relationship to the registered owner.

News Center 7’s Caroline Reinwald spoke to the doctor’s neighbors, Brian and Debbie Miller, who said their neighbor has two hangars and an air strip on his property.

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UPDATE @ 5:18 p.m.

The small plane that crashed in a field near I-70 in Harmony Twp. and resulted in a fatality this afternoon is registered to a Springfield resident, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Information connected to the plane’s tail number is registered with the FAA. The registration information indicates the plane was homemade in the 1970s and was considered an experimental aircraft.

UPDATE @ 4:58 p.m.

At least one person was killed in a small plane crash in Clark County this afternoon, according to an Ohio Highway Patrol trooper on the scene.

UPDATE @ 4:45 p.m.

We’re working to confirm that a small plane crash in Clark County has resulted in at least one fatality.

Emergency crews and the Ohio Highway Patrol Springfield Post are on scene, which is in a field not far from I-70 in Harmony Twp.

Emergency dispatch centers are unable to confirm the number or severity of injuries that are being reported frrom the scene.

According to emergency scanner traffic, CareFlight was called for one person who had suffered a head injury. A short time later, emergency scanner traffic indicated an official at the scene reported to dispatchers the incident has resulted in a fatality. The medical helicopter was then canceled.


The Ohio Highway Patrol Springfield Post is responding to the report of a small plane crash near South Charleston.

The crash was reported in a field near the 600 block of Fletcher Pike.

Early reports indicated emergency crews were responding to an area west of I-70.

We’ll update this story as more information becomes available.

Hamilton crews search for answers to large hole in side of house

Published: Sunday, February 19, 2017 @ 3:12 PM
Updated: Sunday, February 19, 2017 @ 6:25 PM

Larry Gassert, deputy fire chief of the Hamilton Fire Department, called it the “craziest thing” he had seen in his 30-year career. 

A compressed air cylinder shot over two-story homes on North Seventh Street around 3 p.m. Sunday, bounced off the pavement and landed in a second-floor bedroom of a home in the 100 block of Seventh Street. The canister ricocheted around the bedroom before it was retrieved by Hamilton firefighters, Gassert said. He said the cylinder was about three feet long, meaning a “substantial piece” was missing. 

A 60-year-old woman in the house told Hamilton police officers and firefighters that minutes before the canister flew into the bedroom, she stepped into another room. Gassert said the woman could have suffered “severe life-threatening injuries.” She told relatives she was “too upset” to talk to local media. 

Gassert said as the investigation continues, officials are trying to figure out the origin and contents of the canister. The red canister was empty when they found it, Gassert said. 

There were two large impressions where the canister skid on the pavement before it shot into the side of the home. The house had a large hole on the side with jagged edges of siding on the second floor. 

The house didn’t sustain any structural damage, Gassert said. He said the residents will be allowed to stay in the home. 

Several Hamilton police officers and a Butler County Sheriff’s deputy canvassed the neighborhood, seeking evidence. They also talked to neighbors and witnesses who said they saw the canister fly over the houses. They said the cylinder came from a western direction, Gassert said.

Man seen in photos ‘main suspect’ in Indiana girls’ deaths

Published: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 @ 2:48 PM

UPDATE @ 7:30 p.m. (Feb. 19)

A man photographed walking along the Delphi Historic Trails on Feb. 13, the same day two girls were killed, is now considered “the main suspect” in their deaths, Indiana State Police said today.

The unidentified man previously had been considered a person authorities wanted to speak to in their investigation of the homicides of 14-year-old Liberty German and 13-year-old Abigail Williams. 

“He’s not just someone we want to talk to; we consider him a suspect in these murders,” Sgt. Tony Slocum said Sunday. “We’re officially calling him a suspect versus a subject we’re looking to speak to. He’s going to be our main suspect at this time,” he said. 

The man in the photo released by investigators was seen on Delphi Historic Trails around the same time the teens were dropped off by a relative, CBS affiliate WTTV reported.

UPDATE @ 3:10 p.m. ( Feb 15)

Indiana officials confirmed that the two bodies found in Carrol County on Tuesday were in fact the two missing teens. 

Officials said the bodies were taken to Terre Haute where a coroner conducted the autopsies that confirmed their identities.


Two bodies were located while authorities were searching for two missing Carroll County, Ind. teens, who were first reported missing Monday afternoon.

According to CBS 4 in Indianapolis, the bodies were found in Deer Creek in Delphi, a city located northwest of Indianapolis.

Officials have not yet released information on the identifications of the bodies, but officials did say foul play is suspected.

Authorities haven’t officially called off the search for the two missing girls, Liberty German and Abigail Williams, CBS 4 reported.

The two teens were supposed to be picked up by family members at a predetermined time and place, but when family arrived the girls were not there Monday, according to CBS 4.

Police said the teens were last seen around 1 p.m. near an abandoned railroad bridge just east of Delphi.

Father, son killed by each other in head-on collision

Published: Sunday, February 19, 2017 @ 6:05 PM
Updated: Sunday, February 19, 2017 @ 6:05 PM

            Father, son killed by each other in head-on collision

A father and son are dead after their trucks collided head-on early Sunday, according to AL.com.

Alcohol was a factor when Jeffrey Brasher lost control of his truck and hit his son Austin Brasher's pickup around 4:10 a.m., Alabama state troopers said.

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Neither man was wearing a seat belt.

Jeffrey Brasher, 50, was pronounced dead at the scene, investigators said. Austin Brasher, 22, died about five hours later at the University of Alabama hospital in Birmingham.

State troopers continue to investigate.