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Dayton man who dies after fire in 8-story apartment building ID’d

Published: Saturday, February 03, 2018 @ 8:53 AM
Updated: Saturday, February 03, 2018 @ 11:10 PM

Crews at an apartment complex on McDaniel Street in Dayton, Feb. 3, 2018.

UPDATE @ 11:10 p.m.

A 47-year-old Dayton man died at Miami Valley Hospital after a fire broke out inside his apartment on McDaniels Street.

He was identified as Eric L. Little, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.


A male resident of the Asbury Apartments on McDaniel Street was taken to a hospital following a fire inside his apartment. 

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The fire started around 7 a.m. Saturday inside a unit at the eight-story apartment complex. That male resident was taken to Miami Valley Hospital with unknown injuries, said District chief Brad Baldwin.

The fire was contained to one apartment but the entire building was evacuated. Residents are back inside now.  

Baldwin said there was heavy smoke on the floor of the fire, and moderate smoke throughout the building.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING   and WATCH issued for parts of region; hail, damaging winds possible

Published: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 3:43 AM
Updated: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 3:39 PM

Hail, gusty winds and heavy rain the main concern with storms this evening.

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  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Darke, Mercer counties until 5:45 p.m.
  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for Wayne Co, IN, Auglaize, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby counties until 11 p.m.
  • Strong storms developing this evening
  • Heavy rain , hail and damaging winds the main threat
  • Isolated spin-up tornado possible 

>> 5-Day Forecast


THIS EVENING:Partly cloudy, warm and muggy to start the evening, then scattered showers and storms are expected to develop. One or two storms could become intense with heavy rain, hail and strong winds. There is also a minor threat for an isolated spin-up tornado. Areas north of I-70 would be in the best position for the tornado threat as a warm front will be pushing north through the Miami Valley. Storms that form along or ahead of the front will likely be the strongest. It will be an evening to watch closely and how quickly the front moves. Once the sun sets and the front moves out of the area, the threat for severe weather will decrease. Storms are still possible until about 2am, then some lingering showers after that with mostly cloudy skies. Temperatures this evening will fall through the 70s, then to a low in the middle 60s overnight.

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TUESDAY: Partly sunny, warm and muggy again with the chance of a few passing showers or storms, mainly during the peak heating of the day. Severe threat is low, but areas to the south and east of Dayton could see an isolated strong to severe storm with gusty winds and hail the main concern. Highs for the day climbing to around 80 degrees. A cold front will pass and high pressure settles in for the night. Skies will clear, humidity will drop and temperatures will fall into the upper 50s.

WEDNESDAY: Finally a dry and comfortable day with a mixture of sun and clouds and a high in the upper 70s. 

>> County-by-County Weather

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny and nice with highs in the lower 80s.

FRIDAY: A great way to finish the week with lots of sunshine and warm temperatures. Highs in the middle 80s.

SATURDAY: Partly cloudy, warm and a more humid. Chance of a few pop-up shower or storms into the afternoon. Highs in the middle 80s

25 high school students in Florida treated after girl uses pepper spray during fight, deputies say

Published: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 6:50 PM

Pepper spray used during fight at Wekiva High School (
Pepper spray used during fight at Wekiva High School (

Twenty-five students at Wekiva High School in Apopka, Florida, had to be treated Monday after a student deployed pepper spray during a fight, according to Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputies. 

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Deputies said three female students between the ages of 15 and 17 were involved in a fight when one of the girls used pepper spray. 

Two of the students will be charged with aggravated battery, deputies said. 

Three of the students who were exposed to the pepper spray were taken to the hospital as a precaution, while the others were treated at the scene. 

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Police: Dead body found in abandoned car in Michigan

Published: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 6:59 PM

Police say a man's body was found at a tow yard in Battle Creek, Michigan. (Photo by Jacob Morch on Unsplash
Jacob Morch on Unsplash
Police say a man's body was found at a tow yard in Battle Creek, Michigan. (Photo by Jacob Morch on Unsplash(Jacob Morch on Unsplash)

Police in Battle Creek, Michigan, are investigating what they say is a homicide after a man’s body was found in the trunk of a car.

The Battle Creek Enquirer reported Monday that the body of Diabulo White, 43, was found in the trunk of a four-door Toyota Camry, that was being towed by Tiger's Towing.

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Battle Creek police Lt. James Martens said the towing company towed the car after police said the car was on private property. The homeowner said the car was left on the property sometime during the night. A body was found by the female owner of the car once she was contacted by Tiger’s and arrived at the towing company’s lot. She opened the trunk of her car, which was locked, and found the body.

Detective Sgt. Todd Elliott said police think White was killed by a gunshot wound to the head, but not in the car or where the car was located.

“We believe the intent was to hide the body and cover the crime,” Elliott said.

The car was moved to the police department. The death is still being investigated.

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Student brings loaded gun to Moraine school, police say

Published: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 12:20 PM
Updated: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 5:53 PM

A loaded handgun was recovered from a 12-year-old male student at the Montgomery County Learning Center in Moraine Monday morning.

UPDATE@5:54 p.m.

All students at the Education Service Center have physical or behavioral disabilities, said Frank DePalma, superintendent for the Educational Service Center. The Moraine school serves sixth grades through 22-year-olds, he said. 

Teachers at the school became aware of the gun Monday morning when they heard students talking about it as they got off the bus, DePalma said. Teachers immediately confiscated the student’s backpack, where the gun was, so it was never taken into the building, the superintendent said. 

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The state does not allow the school to expel students. The most they can do is suspend them for several days, DePalma said. School officials are waiting for the results of the police investigation before discipline the student for bringing the gun to school, he said. 

 “There is no good motive to bring a gun to a school,” DePalma said, noting that he’s pleased that the school’s safety protocol worked. 

UPDATE @ 5:23 p.m.

The Superintendent for the Education Service Center in Moraine said the school works with students with physical or behaviorial disabilities from grade 6 through students age 22.

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Frank DePalma said this morning students were getting off the bus when teachers heard them talking about a gun. The student’s backpack was confiscated and the gun was never brough in to the building.

DePalma said the school is waiting for the police investigation to determine discipline for the student with the gun.

The state does not allow ECS to expel students, only to suspend students for several days.

DePalma is pleased the school’s safety protocol worked Monday morning.


A loaded handgun was recovered from a 12-year-old male student at the Montgomery County Learning Center in Moraine this morning, according to Moraine police.

The incident was reported around 8 a.m. and no injuries were reported, police said.

Officers responded to the school on Kettering Boulevard after becoming aware of the incident, Sgt. Jon Spencer with the Moraine Police said.

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According to Spencer, the student was taken into custody and the weapon was recovered by staff members.

Police said the student was allegedly carrying the loaded weapon in his backpack when it was discovered.

A motive for why the weapon was brought to school is still under investigation, Spencer said.

Staff members were notified of the weapon, which prompted the investigation, Spencer said.

The student was transported to the juvenile detention center and could face charges of a CCW violation, illegal conveyance of a weapon and inducing panic, Spencer said.

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