OPENING TODAY: Victor’s Taco Shop’s 3rd Dayton-area restaurant

Published: Thursday, March 16, 2017 @ 6:55 AM


            A new Victor’s Taco Shop opens today in Xenia, offering a variety of Mexican specialties, including tacos, enchiladas, burritos, taquitos and tostadas, as well as omelets and breakfast burritos. MARK FISHER/STAFF
A new Victor’s Taco Shop opens today in Xenia, offering a variety of Mexican specialties, including tacos, enchiladas, burritos, taquitos and tostadas, as well as omelets and breakfast burritos. MARK FISHER/STAFF

Victor’s Taco Shop will open its third Dayton-area location today in Xenia.

The new restaurant is located at 483 W. Main St. in Xenia, in space that previously housed a Rally’s restaurant. It will open at 8 a.m. today, March 16, according to the Victor’s Taco Shop Facebook page.

“The wait is over,” Victor’s says in its announcement. “We apologize for the delay, we want to thank you for all the support these past two years … (It’s) been a pleasure opening five restaurants all over Ohio and witnessing our food bring so much joy to everyone!”

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The taco-and-burrito carry-out chain operates restaurants at 1002 N. Broad St. in Fairborn and at 1438 N. Keowee St. in Dayton, along with locations in Delaware north of Columbus, and in Marion

Victor’s Taco Shop’s menu features a variety of Mexican specialties, including tacos, enchiladas, burritos, taquitos and tostadas, as well as omelets and breakfast burritos.

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A year later, no charges in dog mauling death; family disappointed

Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 1:20 PM


            The backyard of a home at 345 Middle St. where a dog that was chained up broke free of its restraint and attacked and killed 60-year-old Maurice Brown.
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The backyard of a home at 345 Middle St. where a dog that was chained up broke free of its restraint and attacked and killed 60-year-old Maurice Brown.(CORNELIUS FROLIK / Staff)

The family members of Maurice Brown is disappointed no charges have been filed in the year since he was mauled to death by a pit bull in Dayton’s Jane Reece neighborhood.

“It’s tragic and we’re disappointed, for lack of a stronger word,” said David Brown, the victim’s brother. “But we lean on our faith.”

Dayton Prosecutor Stephanie Cook said the suspected dog owner is being investigated for misdemeanor violations. More serious charges are not possible under the state’s current dog laws, Dayton police Sgt. Michael Godsey has said.

In the early morning of April 25, 2017, a pit bull chained up in the yard of a home at 345 Middle St. broke free of its restraint and attacked Maurice Brown, 60, as he walked down an alley that runs behind the property.

Neighbors heard Brown’s screams and called 911.

A Dayton police internal affairs probe has not been completed, according to city officials, who denied a request by this news organization for the report on that investigation. The city has not said why the actions of the officers who responded to the scene are being reviewed.

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Christina Aguilera joins James Corden for Carpool Karaoke

Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 1:16 PM

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Christina Aguilera made an appearance on "The Late Late Show with James Corden" for "Carpool Karaoke." (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)(Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Christina Aguilera was the latest singer to join “The Late Late Show” host James Corden on his series, “Carpool Karaoke.”

During Corden’s third prime-time special, the singer chatted about her time in “The New Mickey Mouse Club” and sang a few of her hits.

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Most songs came from Aguilera’s 2002 album “Stripped,” including “Fighter,” “Dirrty” and “Beautiful.”

At one point, comedian Melissa McCarthy pops up in the back seat of the car to spit Redman’s rap verse in “Dirrty.”

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Aguilera also gives Corden and McCarthy diva and vocal coaching. 

See the extended clip from “Carpool Karaoke” in the video below.

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Juror dismissed in Hamilton death penalty trial

Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 1:09 PM
Updated: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 1:12 PM

Judge Greg Stephens explains replacement

The sixth day of the Michael Grevious II death penalty trial in Hamilton began with the replacement of a juror.

Grevious, 25, of Hamilton, is facing the death penalty if found guilty of aggravated murder for allegedly ordering a retaliation shooting at Central Avenue and Knightsbridge on Aug. 3, 2016 that killed two people. He is also charged with having weapons under disability and felonious assault for gun violence that killed his relative during the early morning hours of July 24, 2016 at a Hamilton bar.

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Third day of testimony in murder trial of Michael Grevious II

The trial began April 16 in Butler County Common Pleas Judge Greg Stephens’ courtroom with jury selection lasting two days.

Court was delayed Tuesday morning, and when the jury filed in, one female juror was missing. That juror was replaced with one of four alternates who has been seated in the courtroom since the trial began.

Michael Grevious II is facing the death penalty if found guilty of aggravated murder for allegedly ordering a retaliation shooting at Central Avenue and Knightsbridge on Aug. 3, 2016 that killed two people. (NICK GRAHAM/STAFF)

Outside the presence of the jury, Stephens said the juror excused had a conflict “that ultimately would have prevented her from following the law as it relates to the consideration of the death penalty.”

The prosecution is continuing to present its case against Grevious.

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Semi-trucks line interstate to help stop man from jumping off overpass

Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 1:05 PM



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More than a dozen tractor-trailers formed a line under an overpass on Interstate 696 in Detroit early Tuesday to help stop a man who was contemplating jumping from the overpass, according to multiple reports.

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Authorities were called to I-696 near the Coolidge exit just before 1 a.m., WJBK reported. Negotiators worked for several hours to convince the man not to jump as authorities directed several tractor-trailers to park under the overpass, according to the news station.

Michigan State Police shared an image of 13 tractor-trailers that were lined up side-by-side on the interstate, in case the man jumped.

“This photo does show the work troopers and local officers do to serve the public,” police said Tuesday on Twitter. “But also in that photo is a man struggling with the decision to take his own life.”

The unidentified man came down from the edge of the overpass through the combined efforts of police and the truck drivers, The Detroit Free-Press reported.

“Please remember help is available through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255,” state police wrote on Twitter. “You can also call a loved one, member of the clergy or 911. There are so many people that can help you make the choice to get help and live! It is our hope to never see another photo like this again.”

Huntington Woods police took the man to Beaumont Hospital for an evaluation, WJBK reported.

Officials reopened I-696 to traffic around 4 a.m.

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