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1 woman dead, man behind bars after pedestrians struck in Hamilton

Published: Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 10:56 AM
Updated: Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 3:20 PM

Steven James Rogers was arrested and charged with aggravated vehicular homicide, among other charges.
Steven James Rogers was arrested and charged with aggravated vehicular homicide, among other charges.

UPDATE @ 3:15 p.m.:

Hamilton police are apologizing this afternoon for distributing incorrect information about a pedestrian fatality.

“We had received information from the Coroner’s office that the second victim from the fatal accident in Hamilton last night had died. We relayed that information as an update,” Hamilton Police Sgt. Brian Robinson said in a statement.

“We were just informed that we were given incorrect information and the second victim from the accident has NOT passed away. She is still in serious condition, but is still alive,” he said.

“We apologize greatly for the relaying incorrect information,” he said.

UPDATE @ 12:30 p.m.:

The second woman struck by a vehicle Thursday night in Hamilton has died, according to Hamilton Police Sgt. Brian Robinson.

Her identity has not been released.

UPDATE @ 12:15 p.m.:

A woman is dead and a man behind bars after two pedestrians were struck Thursday night in Hamilton.

Three people — a man pushing a baby in a stroller and two women — were walking west across Martin Luther King Boulevard at about 7:45 p.m. when both women were hit in the southbound lane, Hamilton Police Sgt. Brian Robinson told this news outlet.

FIRST REPORT: 2 pedestrians hit in Hamilton

“The man had just made it up on the curb when he heard the thud,” Robinson said.

Witnesses told police they saw a red truck hit the women.

While officers were at the scene, dispatchers received a call about a red truck pulled over near Pershing Avenue with heavy damage.

The driver of the truck, Steven James Rogers, 59, of Hamilton, was arrested and charged with aggravated vehicular homicide, aggravated vehicular assault, two counts of possession of drugs and operation of a vehicle under the influence.

Rogers was in possession of methamphetamine and suboxone strips at the time of the crash, Robinson said.

He also has multiple traffic violations for driving with a suspended license, according to police.

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Two medical helicopters were called to the scene and transported one of the women, who is in serious condition, to University of Cincinnati Medical Center, according to police.

The name of the deceased woman has not been released pending notification of next of kin.

INITIAL REPORT:

One person is dead following a crash Thursday night in the 500 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard, according to Sgt. Brian Robinson.

Two pedestrians were struck at about 7:50 p.m. Two medical helicopters were called to the scene.

Police confirmed today that one person has died.

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Jennifer Lopez celebrates twins Max and Emme’s 10th birthday

Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 1:17 PM

What You Need To Know About Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony’s twins are growing up so fast!

Max and Emme celebrated their 10th birthday on Feb. 22, and Lopez was right there to celebrate with her kids, sharing multiple posts on Instagram. 

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Sharing a video of her kids’ -- whom she affectionately calls her coconuts -- cutest moments throughout the years, Lopez wrote, “It's hard to get my head around the fact that it's been 10 years since these two forces of nature came into my world and changed my life forever... you healed my soul and rejuvenated my existence... you taught me about love and life and myself in a way I never imagined... and I am forever in love with those beautiful faces...”

The proud mother shared two other tributes to her children in their own posts on Instagram with individual heartfelt messages.

Jennifer Lopez (C) and son Maximilian David Muniz (L) and daughter Emme Maribel Muniz (R) pictured in 2015. The musician's twins with ex-husband Marc Anthony turned 10 in Feb. 2018.(Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

“Max you are my heart, my love and my light,” Lopez wrote to her son. “You brighten up every day for me with your kindness and caring, your love and awareness… your energy is unmatched, your sense of humor makes everyone around you laugh, and I marvel at your depth of understanding of people and the world… my old soul, my beautiful boy, Happy 10th Birthday I know you are getting so big but you will always be my precious coconut.”

For her daughter, Lopez celebrated Emme’s “independence and strength,” writing, “Emme you are my soul, my inner child personified the most joyful deep and sensitive human being I have ever met…and I adore everything about you…your artistry, your independence, your strength and your sensitive spirit… Happy 10th Birthday my marshmallow princess…I know you’re growing up so much but you will always be my precious coconut.”

Proud dad Marc Anthony reposted his former wife’s video tribute to Max and Emme on his Instagram page Feb. 22.

According to TMZ, Lopez ceebrated her twin’s milestone birthday Thursday at the Sugar Factory in Las Vegas. From 5 p.m. - 9 p.m., 30 guests celebrated with custom cakes for each child. 

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Heavy showers expected this weekend; Flood Watch in effect

Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 4:04 AM
Updated: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 1:22 PM

Rain showers continue at times today in the Dayton area, and into parts of the weekend.

Flood Watch is in effect for Montgomery, Preble, Clark, Greene, Butler, Warren and Clinton counties until Sunday morning.

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • A stray shower or two expected today
  • Heavy showers and some thunderstorms possible Saturday
  • Dry start to next week

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

DETAILED FORECAST

Today: A few showers will pass by at times today, but we are expecting more breaks in the rain this afternoon. It'll be a cloudy and dreary day with highs in the lower 60s.

>> County-by-County Weather

Saturday: More widespread rain will push back in by the early morning. Rivers, creeks and streams will continue to see some minor flooding. Roads will stay soaked. Highs will be in the low to mid 50s during the day. It will be breezy at times for the afternoon. At night, a cold front will move into the Miami Valley. Downpours and thunderstorms will be possible overnight. Strong wind gusts will also develop, which could lead to tree damage. Temperatures will climb after midnight.

>> Flooding: Know your risks

Sunday: Morning showers and storms will move east quickly before sunrise. Temperatures will drop back into the 40s as some sunshine returns for the afternoon. Highs will push to the mid to upper 50s. Winds will stay gusty all day between 30 and 40 MPH. Winds, combined with a saturated ground, could lead to tree damage. It will be dry at night.

Monday: It will be a nice start to the week. There will be sunshine for the afternoon with temperatures warmer than normal in the low 50s.

Tuesday: It will be another nice day and a chance for rivers, creeks and streams to recede. Highs will be in the mid-50s with sun and clouds.

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Police: No threat today at Fenwick High School

Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 9:34 AM
Updated: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 1:15 PM


            Bishop Fenwick High School was on a “soft lockdown” this morning, meaning classes were conducted but no one was allowed to enter or leave the school, officials said. ED RICHTER/STAFF
Bishop Fenwick High School was on a “soft lockdown” this morning, meaning classes were conducted but no one was allowed to enter or leave the school, officials said. ED RICHTER/STAFF

UPDATE @1:15 P.M.:

There was no threat at Fenwick High School this morning, Middletown police have determined.

A former student entered the Ohio 122 school building to visit former teachers and was walking through the school at some point by himself, said Middletown Maj. David Birk.

“Some people who were unfamiliar with the former student became suspicious, but there was not threat at all,” Birk said.

INITIAL REPORT:

A Middletown high school is on lockdown this morning.

A notice from Bishop Fenwick High School this morning states: “Bishop Fenwick High School is currently on a ‘soft lockdown.’ This means that teaching continues in the building, but no one will be permitted in or out of the building until the lockdown is lifted. Everyone is safe in the building.”

Middletown Maj. David Birk said a student was acting suspiciously and the school called police. As a precaution the school was placed on lockdown. Birk said officers are on scene investigating and talking with those involved.

The school is asking for people to not call the school so phone lines can remain open.

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Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates to plead guilty in Mueller investigation

Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 12:39 PM
Updated: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 12:39 PM

What You Need To Know: Rick Gates

Rick Gates, a former aide in President Donald Trump's campaign, plans to plead guilty to charges in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, according to multiple reports.

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