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Published: Thursday, July 12, 2018 @ 5:30 PM
— It looked like any other video chat at first, but when we continued watching, comments started to trickle in telling a young girl to pull up her shirt. Then, an adult male appeared and there was an indecent exposure. This happened on an app called "Live Me." Chances are you have never heard of it and neither did several parents we talked with.
"I don't like it. Parents should check in on their children," said Janis Frazier.
"Parents need to check themselves," said George Williams.
If you have teenagers, they probably know about this social media app. It has more than 50-million users and at any time, there could be 10,000 different live streams for people to watch. While we watched, we saw three toddlers sitting on a bed, a man smoking a hookah, a nearly naked woman using a propane tank to light a bong, and a man commenting about a young girl's body and asking to see more.
"Families Managing Media" is a group that is educating parents about what their children are doing on social media. The group also guides moms and dads through the digital age.
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"There's new apps coming out every day, every week. You can restrict your child's phone today and tomorrow there is going to be a new app they find out about at school, " said Holly East, a social media expert from Families Managing Media.
East said parents who have children with smart phones need to have full transparency. This means they should have all the passwords and be able to access the device whenever they please. According to East, adults can no longer assume that the blockers they put on their children's phones will work.
"There is not one parental control that is one hundred percent," East said.
"Parents need to see everything," said Melanie Hempe, social media expert with Families Managing Media.
In a statement, a spokesperson for Live Me said, "The app is committed to building a safe and friendly live broadcasting community" and that the app uses artificial intelligence to monitor broadcasts. The spokesperson also said that the app has 100 moderators who are paid to keep an eye on live feeds but that it is difficult to keep track of everything. .
However, our social media experts said even though it is not always comfortable, parents need to have serious conversations with their children to make sure they stay safe.
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Published: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 10:29 AM
SPRINGFIELD — Police are still working to learn what led up to the homicide shooting that killed Howard Edley, 70, of Springfield. The shooting occured in the alley of E. Rose Street and Clifton Avenue.
Authorities were dispatched to the scene at approximately 10:30 p.m. Saturday and found Edley who was shot multiple times according to police.
No arrests have been made in this shooting and police currently do not have a description of any suspects.
Published: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 3:08 AM
Updated: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 4:30 PM
QUICK-LOOK FORECAST — >> Live Doppler 7 HD Interactive Radar
This evening: Expect passing showers and storms. A few may contain gusty winds and brief heavy rainfall. Temperatures will be in the 80s but fall into the 70s where rainfall occurs.
Overnight: Any lingering showers will taper off with clouds breaking. Temperatures and humidity will drop with lows in the upper 60s by morning.
Tuesday: Skies will become mostly sunny. It will be warm but less humid with highs in the middle 80s.
Wednesday: Lots of sunshine is expected with much less humidity. Highs will top out near 80 degrees.
Thursday: Expect another nice day under mostly sunny skies. Highs will rebound back into the middle 80s.
Friday: Clouds will be on the increase with a chance for scattered showers and storms developing by afternoon. The humidity will also be on the rise with highs in the middle 80s.
Saturday: Numerous showers and storms are expected, especially in the afternoon hours. Highs will be in the lower 80s.
Published: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 9:41 AM
Updated: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 11:24 AM
DAYTON — UPDATE@4:38 p.m.:
Dayton police on Monday afternoon declined to comment on the relations between the victim and the suspect. However, officers acknowledged that both men lived at the address where the shooting occurred.
“They’re working on the motivation, putting the case together to present for the consideration of change,” Lt. Jason Hall said of investigators.
Residents at the apartment complex expressed shock at Lawrence’s death, saying the 70-year-old worked around the complex.
“He was a neighborhood maintenance man, he spoke to the kids, if you needed help, he was there to help, really sad and unfortunate,” said one woman who asked not to be identified.
Most residents at the complex seem to think Lawrence was killed while sitting on a couch, something police did not confirm Monday. They’re not sure why Simpson would shoot him but say, if he did, it just doesn’t make any sense.
UPDATE @ 11:25 a.m.:
A woman, who identified herself as the mother of a 19-year-old arrested on a murder charge, called police after receiving a call from her son, according to a 911 call obtained by this news outlet.
“I just left work. He called me and said ‘come home,’” the woman said.
“And he said he shot someone, my roommate.”
The call ends with the woman saying she arrived at home followed by “Oh my God,” before the line disconnects.
We’ll continue to update this page as we learn more.
A 19-year-old man has been arrested on a preliminary charge of murder after a reported shooting at a Dayton home Sunday morning.
Officers and medics were dispatched around 7:30 a.m. to the home in the 3700 block of Lakebend Drive on reports of a person shot, according to dispatch records.
A man listed as the victim in a Dayton police incident report was identified as Robert Lawrence, 70, of Dayton, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. His cause and manner of death were still under investigation, according to officials.
A man arrested at the scene, identified as Markell Simpson, 19, was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on a preliminary charge of murder, according to jail records.
Published: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 4:21 PM
TROY — An off-duty Troy firefighter/paramedic passed away unexpectedly Friday evening.
Jason Holfinger, 38, died unexpectedly at his Covington home, according to his obituary.
He is survived by his wife and three children.
Holfinger joined the Troy Fire Department in 2013.
Grief counseling has been offered to Troy firefighters.
Visitation will be at Koinos Christian Fellowship Church in Troy on Wednesday from 3 to 8 p.m.
A funeral service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the church.
A cause of death has not yet been determined.