Dayton officer keeps K-9 safe in cold crime fighting

Published: Saturday, January 06, 2018 @ 4:29 PM

Dayton officer keeps K-9 safe in cold crime fighting

The recent frigid and bleak weather has posed challenging for law enforcement but especially for police K-9s.

Dayton police officer Chris Savage told News Center 7 about how he makes sure his partner Jake stays safe in the freezing temperatures.

"Make sure they have fresh water, not frozen, check their pads, make sure they're not hurt, there's no salt in there, salt burns their paws, no ice on the hair between their paws," Savage said.

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Savage said handlers don’t set a time limit for the K-9s when they are out in the cold, but they do keep a close eye on them which is imperative.

There have been a couple of reports in the past week of dogs that were found frozen to death with their owners either neglecting or just unsure of how long their dog was outside for.

On Dec. 29, a dog was found “frozen solid” on a Toledo home front porch and on Wednesday another was found dead in an outdoor dog house.

In spite of all the difficulties and possible dangers that comes with the cold, police say snow actually helps a K-9 pick up on a scent.

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People and pets participate in Humane Society’s annual Furry Skurry 5K

Published: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 11:22 AM

Furry Scurry 5K event on Saturday

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton held its 27th annual Furry Skurry 5K walk/run Saturday morning.

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People with their pets walked and ran to raise money to help care for homeless pets at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, according to Jessica Garringer of the Humane Society of Greater Dayton.

The event took place at Eastwood Metro Park at 9:30 a.m.

The Furry Skurry had live entertainment, arts, crafts, food truck rally, a kids play zone, a beverage tent and more according to Garringer.

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Bicyclist struck, killed on West Main Street in Troy

Published: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 12:14 PM
Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 3:20 PM

Bike rider killed.

UPDATE @ 3:20 p.m.

The bicyclist who was hit and killed by a sport-utility vehicle was traveling west in the curb lane when he ended up in the path of the oncoming SUV and was struck, Troy police Capt. Joe Long said.

The accident remains under investigation, and the victim’s name has not been released.

UPDATE @ 12:40 p.m.

A bicyclist was fatally struck just before noon in Troy.

According to police, the man rode his bike into the path of an oncoming car.

Both directions in the 900 block of West Main Street, near Madison Street, were shut down while Troy police investigate the man’s death.

The Miami County coroner was called to the scene.

FIRST REPORT

A pedestrian was struck and killed today in Troy.

The crash was reported just before noon in the 900 block of Main Street.

According to a witness, a man was struck by a vehicle and then thrown into the path of a second vehicle.

Miami County Sheriff’s Office dispatch confirmed the accident was a fatality.

We have a crew headed to the scene and will update this report.

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Community celebrates honorary street naming for Dean Lovelace

Published: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 6:38 AM
Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 12:45 PM

Street named for former city commissioner Dean Lovelace

The family of Dean Lovelace, the longest-serving Dayton city commissioner, celebrated an honorary street renaming for him Saturday.

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Dean Lovelace Drive was unveiled at 11 a.m. at Madden Hills Drive in Dayton.

The ceremony also included a balloon release in memory of the late commissioner who died last year on Memorial Day weekend at the age of 71.

Dean Lovelace

He served as commissioner for 22 years and left the commission in 2016 for health reasons after finishing his sixth term.

Lovelace was described by friends and peers as a firebrand committed to serving the most needy residents of Dayton.

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(JEFF BROWN / STAFF)

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Victim identified in fatal crash, car fire in Trotwood

Published: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 2:04 AM
Updated: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 4:08 PM

Crash, car fire fatal in Trotwood

UPDATE @ 4:05 p.m.

The victim in a deadly early Friday morning crash in Trotwood has been identified as Antwahn Swain, 35, of Dayton by the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.

No preliminary information was available on Swain’s cause and manner of death.

FIRST REPORT: 

The Montgomery County coroner has been requested to a fiery crash in Trotwood.

The crash was reported around 1:20 a.m. in the 5200 block of Little Richmond Road. Initial reports indicated one person was trapped in the car after the car crashed and caught fire.

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This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

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