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Dayton man, 19, sentenced to prison in 2017 shooting of his half-sister

Published: Monday, February 05, 2018 @ 5:25 PM

A 19-year-old has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for his role in the July 2017 shooting death of his 14-year-old half-sister last July.

Jason Tidwell of Dayton was convicted in the case -- and had part of his probation revoked -- Monday afternoon in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, the county prosecutor's office said. 

Mackenna Kronenberger, a Carroll High School student, was in her home on Morse Avenue on July 5 when she was struck and killed by a gunshot from outside. The investigation determined that Tidwell had been in a fight with another man when gunshots were fired, and one of the shots entered the home of the victim and killed Tidwell's half-sister. 

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Dayton police said Kronenberger was "an innocent bystander. 

Tidwell and Dylan Angel were arrested at the scene of the shooting. Angel was arrested on suspicion of murder. 

At the time of the shooting, Tidwell was on probation for having a weapon while under disability. While in custody, Tidwell made a call to someone in an attempt to bring illegal drugs into the Montgomery County Jail. For that, he was indicted. 

Mackenna Kronenberger, 14, a Carroll High School student, was shot and killed July 5, 2017. She was hit by a slug fired by her half-brother, Jason Tidwell, Dayton police said. (WHIO-TV/Dayton Daily News archives)

Monday, Tidwell was found guilty on single counts of: 

· Involuntary manslaughter 

· Felonious assault with a deadly weapon 

· Discharge of a firearm on or near prohibited premises 

· Tampering with evidence 

· Having weapons while under disability 

· Aggravated possession drugs 

· Attempt to commit illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto the 

grounds of a detention facility 

The counts of involuntary manslaughter, felonious assault and discharge of a firearm on or near prohibited premises all carried a 3-year firearm specification. 

Monday's prison sentence includes one year for the revocation of his probation on the earlier case.

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Rain, storms to start the work-week; dry to finish

Published: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 4:50 AM
Updated: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 7:22 PM

Storm warnings in area

FORECAST:

The first part of your Sunday should be dry, but once again the chances for more showers and storms returns for the second half of the day, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar. Some of the storms towards evening could be strong to severe with the biggest concerns being strong winds and some heavy downpours. There is the chance that we could see some hail as well. Highs today will be in the lower 80s.

WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST:

  • Chance for a few showers and storms this evening
  • More widespread showers and storms Monday
  • Drying out Wednesday through Friday

DETAILED FORECAST:

5-Day Forecast

Tonight: Chance for a few showers and storms looks smaller, but still there. Eventual lows overnight will drop into the lower 60s.

Monday: Better chance for showers and storms returns. Highs will be in the upper 70s.

Tuesday: A few lingering showers, maybe a few storms are likely for the first part of your day. Highs will be in the lower 80s.

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Wednesday: It looks like we finally dry things out on Wednesday under partly sunny skies. Highs again will be in the lower 80s.

Thursday: Mostly sunny skies for your day with highs in the lower 80s.

Friday: We push closer to the mid 80s with partly sunny skies.

5 Day Forecast with Meteorologist Brett Collar

Motorcyclists gather in Xenia for 18th annual Blessing of the Bikes

Published: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 3:36 PM

Bikers gather for annual Blessing of the Bikes

Hundreds of motorcyclists and their families gathered at Kil-Kare Raceway for the 18th annual Blessing of the Bikes Sunday afternoon in Xenia.  

Always held on the 3rd Sunday in May, the event raises money for veterans and charities, and tries to promote a positive image of motorcycling in the community. 

Clergy pray for bikers who have the opportunity to have their motorcycles blessed during a ceremony for safe riding. 

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GreeneBucs, a local chapter of Ambucs, an organization dedicated to the mobility of children and people with disabilities, presented Amtrykes therapeutic tricycles to five children and two veterans before the ceremony. 

In addition to raising money for charity, the event also promotes driver safety and teaches other drivers what they can do to avoid collisions with riders. 

Attendees walk around Kil-Kare Raceway in Xenia at the 18th annual Blessing of the Bikes.(MALIK PERKINS / STAFF)

Lawrence Taylor, Blessing of the Bikes Chairman, says people have to understand that motorcycles are different and you have to adjust the way you drive.

"They are smaller, they are in your blind spots more often and they tend to come out of the middle of nowhere it seems," Taylor said. "If you look over your shoulder when you are changing lanes, you will be able to see them a lot faster." 

Attendees enjoyed live music, sampled food from several vendors, received T-shirts, bandannas and door prizes. 

Volunteers from Kil-Kare, Dayton AMVETS, Wright Patt Air Force Base, Moose Riders, Buckminn's D&D Harley Davidson, ABATE and other motorcycle clubs helped sponsor the event.

911: Your life might be on the line

Published: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 5:27 PM

Can 911 find you?

What if you needed help right now, and emergency crews couldn’t find you?

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News Center 7’s Jim Otte investigates why 911 dispatchers might not know where you are until it’s too late.

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A closer look at what you need to know when you call 911, and what technology might save your life. 911: Your Life on the Line, Monday beginning at 5pm on News Center 7. 

Police find man with gunshot wound to the head in Dayton home

Published: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 6:13 AM
Updated: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 7:15 AM

Video from the scene from staff photographer Jeffery Brown.

UPDATE @ 7:15 a.m.:

A 38-year-old man was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries after police found him with a gunshot wound to the head in a home in Dayton, according to Sgt. Thomas Schloss of Dayton Police Department.

The man was found lying on the floor in the home on Brooklyn Avenue, Schloss said.

Homicide detectives were called out to investigate, said Schloss.

It’s not known how the man was shot and his identity was not released.

This is currently an ongoing investigation, according to Sgt. Spires of the Dayton Police Department.

FIRST REPORT:

Emergency crews are on scene of a shooting in Dayton.

Police: Innocent bystander shot, killed by high-caliber gun in Dayton

The shooting occurred in the 200 block of Brooklyn Avenue around 5:50 a.m. Sunday, according to initial reports.

Police have the road between West Second Street and Edison Street blocked off with crime tape.

We are working to learn more and will update this page as information becomes available.

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