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Mother of dead man’s daughter pleads to killers: ‘Turn yourself in. Please’

Published: Monday, December 04, 2017 @ 9:57 PM

'Turn yourself in, please' woman says to boyfriend's killers

The mother of Taelor Taylor's year-old daughter believes security cameras mounted on Taylor's North Trenton Street home caught a killer and she is confident everybody involved in the slaying will be apprehended. 

"Whoever ya'll are, turn ya'll self in, 'cause at the end of the day ya'll gonna get caught," Tonetta Hurston told News Center 7's Mike Campbell on Monday. ".... He did not deserve that. He would have gave ya'll whatever ya'll wanted. 

"Turn yourself in. Whoever you are. Turn yourself in. Please." 

Taelor Taylor (Courtesy/Family)

Hurston, their daughter, other family members and friends gathered at the North Trenton Street residence on Monday evening to launch balloons in rememberance of Taelor Taylor, found shot to death on the porch the night of Nov. 28. 

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Dayton police have arrested one man, who was in court Monday on charges in the homicide. Police have said they are continuing to look for two other men involved in the homicide and a third who drove the getaway car. 

Call Crime Stoppers if have information about this crime 937-222-STOP 

"Taelor solved his own crime," Hurston said, admitting she regrets having to watch the security video that shows one of the men wearing a ski mask and least one other carrying what appeared to be a long gun. She said she watched the video to see if could recognize any of the attackers. 

"You were man enough to do it," she said in sending the attackers a message. "Be man enough to turn yourself in and face what you did." 

Hurston said the phone call she received about Taylor's demise was one she wishes she never got. 

But, she warned, "whoever you are in the ski mask, you knew he had cameras. And you know we would know who you are. That's why you covered up your face, you coward."

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Spring is back for the weekend

Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 6:38 AM
Updated: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 7:15 AM

It will be a chilly morning with temperatures climbing out of the 30s, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs. There will be some patchy morning frost but will quickly melt after sunrise. Some high clouds build for the afternoon but it will stay dry and mild with temperatures approaching 60 degrees. Clouds will linger through the night but it won’t be too cool. Overnight lows will be near 40 degrees.

5-Day Forecast


  • Patchy morning frost
  • Scattered clouds, still warmer for the weekend
  • Lyrid meteor shower peaks this weekend


Sunday: It will be partly sunny and mild again with temperatures closer to normal in the lower 60s.

WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

Monday: Clouds increase with the slight chance of a few showers south, late. Highs will reach into the middle 60s.

Tuesday: We will see mostly cloudy skies with a chance for showers. Highs will drop back into the upper 50s.

County-by-County Weather

Wednesday: Scattered showers are expected with a high near 60 degrees.

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Two dead after shooting in Dayton 

Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 6:14 AM

Crews were dispatched around 3:40 a.m. to 1824 Lakeview Ave. at the Blue Note Jazz Club on a report of a shooting, according to Sgt. Schloss of the Dayton Police Department.

Two people have died after a shooting in Dayton Saturday.

Crews were dispatched around 3:40 a.m. to 1800 block of Lakeview Avenue on a report of a shooting, according to Sgt. Schloss of the Dayton Police Department.

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A 27-year-old male died at the scene and a female was taken to Miami Valley Hospital where she died, Schloss said.

Police found the male and female shot in a blue Ford pickup truck outside of the club, Schloss said.

Further information about the victims was not known.

Police are not releasing if they have any suspects at this time

If you have any information, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 333-STOP.

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Police: Motorist drives into house, flees scene in Miami County

Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 4:07 AM

Troy police are looking for a suspect who drove into the side of a house in Troy Saturday.

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Crews were dispatched to 400 block of East Staunton Road around 2:15 a.m. on reports of a vehicle into a structure.

The motorist didn’t stay at the scene and drove away after causing significant damage to the house, according to Sgt. Mumford of the Troy Police Department.

The vehicle was found a couple blocks away from the house but possible suspects were not found, Mumford said.

Residents were home at the time but no one was injured, according to Mumford. 

Mumford said the vehicle had significant damage to it.

It’s not known what caused the accident.

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Two arrests made during OVI checkpoint in Greene County

Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 3:31 AM

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Two OVI checkpoints and saturated patrolling took place in Beavercreek and Fairborn Friday night.

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It was reported that 510 motorists passed through the two checkpoints, according to Lieutenant Matt Schmenk of the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Xenia Post.

The checkpoints took place on Colonel Glenn Highway from 8 to 10 p.m. in Beavercreek and 10 p.m. until midnight in Fairborn, according to Schmenk.

Five motorists were evaluated for impairment during the checkpoints but no arrests were made. Two OVI arrests were made during the checkpoints by saturated patrols in the area, Schmenk said.

The checkpoints were held by OSP, Greene County Sheriff’s Office, the Beavercreek Police Department and the Fairborn Police Department.

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