Teenage homicide suspect indicted in Dayton

Published: Thursday, December 22, 2016 @ 3:28 PM

UPDATE @ 2:06 p.m. (May 22, 2017)

Quentin Brown was indicted in Montgomery County for murder (two counts); felonious assault (two counts); aggravated robbery (two counts) and weapons under disability (two counts); and improper handling of a firearm in vehicle, according to the prosecutor’s office.

He will be arraigned May 25.

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UPDATE @ 10:02 a.m. (Dec. 23, 2016):

Denials were entered for all nine counts, including murder, against Quentin Brown, in juvenile court this morning.

Judge Anthony Capizzi did not rule on moving the case to adult court, due to a pending Ohio Supreme Court ruling involving juvenile court cases.

The next date for Brown in juvenile court is scheduled for Feb. 24.


A motion has been filed in Dayton to prosecute a teenager as an adult in the murder of a 32-year-old man in Dayton. 

Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck, Jr. said in a release his office has filed a motion to try 17-year-old Quentin Brown as an adult in the shooting death of 32‐year‐old Benjamin Warner in November.

Warner’s body was found outside a car on West Norman Avenue Nov. 26.

Brown was arrested the following day by Dayton police.

Brown is currently enrolled in drug court in juvenile court for charges of possession of cocaine and resisting arrest.

The teenager is facing two counts each of murder, felonious assault, aggravated robbery and weapons under disability, and one count improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle.

“This juvenile fatally shot a man during a robbery attempt,” Heck said in a release. “Since he is nearly 18 years old, the juvenile justice system is ill‐equipped to properly hold this defendant accountable. Clearly he did not benefit from being allowed to participate in the Juvenile Court’s Drug Court instead of being sentenced.” 

The defendant has a preliminary hearing before Juvenile Court Judge Anthony Capizzi Dec. 23.

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Trump-Putin summit: What people are saying about Trump's comments

Published: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 2:00 PM

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands during a join press conference at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018. (Jussi Nukari/Lehtikuva via AP)
U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands during a join press conference at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018. (Jussi Nukari/Lehtikuva via AP)

Response to President Donald Trump’s comment at the Helsinki summit with Vladimir Putin that he doubted Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election was swift and pointed Monday.

Reaction ranged from CNN anchor Anderson Cooper calling the president’s performance “disgraceful” to retiring Republican Rep. Darrell Issa (California) defending the president’s comments.

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Trump and Putin “spent a great deal of time” discussing allegations of Russian election meddling as they met for several hours Monday, the U.S. president said. 

Trump resisted when asked Monday to condemn Russian meddling in the election, instead complaining about a Democratic National Committee computer server and Hillary Clinton’s missing emails. 

“They said they think it’s Russia; I have President Putin, he just said it’s not Russia,” Trump said. 

“I will say this: I don’t see any reason why it would be” Russia that was responsible for the election hacking. “I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today.”

Here are some of the comments made just after the summit ended.

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Turkish, Russian grocery store to open in Huber Heights

Published: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 11:28 AM
Updated: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 11:29 AM

            A new Turkish grocery store is expected to open in Huber Heights this fall.
A new Turkish grocery store is expected to open in Huber Heights this fall.

A new ethnic grocery store is expected to open in Huber Heights this fall.

Food Bazaar at 5755 Old Troy Pike will offer Turkish, Russian and general groceries. Owner Murat Aliyev, 34, said he expects to spend between $35,000 and $45,000 on the total renovation including an HVAC. The location used to be a Capitol Dry Cleaners.

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He said he chose Food Bazaar for the name to reference the fresh markets called bazaars that are common in Eastern culture. Pending application approval for the project, Aliyev’s 2,400 square-foot grocery store will open this fall.

Originally purchasing the building to use as a warehouse for his transportation company, Aliyev said he decided to open a grocery store instead.

“Early this year my business started going slow, and I changed my mind and switched to the idea of opening a grocery store instead,” Aliyev said. “Because there’s not too many grocery stores around that area, I thought it would be a great idea to have a grocery store around there.”

Huber Heights assistant city manager Scott Falkowski said the store is a good fit for the southern end of Huber Heights because most of the larger grocery stores aren’t in that area.

“It’s a neighborhood store that I think will do well in the area,” Falkowski said.

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Aliyev is originally from Turkey, but he lived in Baltimore for several years where he managed a grocery store and started his trucking business. He moved to Tipp City in March 2017, bringing his business Prime Express with him.

“My main goal is to make this grocery store strong enough to get away from that business,” Aliyev said.

He’s hired a manager to run Prime Express while he gets the grocery store up and running, but he hopes to solely operate the grocery store some day.


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Trump, Putin hold Helsinki summit; Trump believes Putin that Russia didn’t meddle in election

Published: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 7:48 AM
Updated: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 2:08 PM

Vladimir Putin Denies Russian Intervention In 2016 Election At Helsinki Summit

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are having their first stand-alone meeting Monday at a highly anticipated summit in Helsinki. 

>> COMPLETE COVERAGE: Trump-Putin summit: What people are saying about Trump's commentsJamie Dupree: With Putin, Trump calls Russia probe a ‘disaster’Photos | Jamie Dupree: Russia probe looms over Trump-Putin summit meetingTrump-Putin summit: What time do they meet, where, what will they be talking about?12 Russians indicted: Military officials accused of hacking DNC, stealing voter info | More trending news 

Here are the latest updates:

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Update 1:58 p.m. EDT July 16: House Speaker Paul Ryan released a statement after today’s summit and resulting press conference between Trump and Putin. 

In the statement, Ryan said, “There is no question that Russia interfered in our election and continues attempts to undermine democracy here and around the world,” USA Today reported

Update 1:02 p.m. EDT July 16: Trump is en route to the airport to board the flight back to Washington, D.C. He spoke with Fox News before departing Helsinki. Fox News also spoke with Putin and will air the interview Monday.


Update 11:50 a.m. EDT July 16: When asked to denounce Russian interference in the election, Trump questioned the investigation and where are the servers, and Hillary Clinton’s thousands of emails, instead of condemning Russia.

>>From our Washington Insider Jamie Dupree: With Putin, Trump calls Russia probe a ‘disaster’


Putin said that when it comes to investigation, the only determination of what happened can come from the courts in the democracy, not law enforcement. He also said that he knows how dossiers are made from when he worked in intelligence. He said he will send a formal response to a formal request and hopes that the U.S. will reciprocate.


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When Putin was questioned about compromising material the Russian goverement collected on not only Trump, but also his family, Putin said, that he had heard that the country had allegedly collected compromising material  Trump traveled to Moscow for business. 

Putin said that Trump was in Moscow as a private individual and a businessman and claimed that he didn’t know Trump was in the country. 


He then questioned reporters, hypothetically, if they thought he compiled compromising material on every businessman who was there for the economic meetings in 1987. 


Trump added that if Russia had any compromising information, it would have been out long ago.

Update 11:35 a.m. EDT July 16: Trump reiterated his stance that there was no collusion between his campaign and Russians, saying that the investigation has strained relationship between the two countries. 

Putin also said that the investigation needs to be guided by facts but not rumors. As for the 12 Russians who were indicted last week, Putin said his country will look into the case.


He did cite an extradition treaty that is in full effect since 1999. He said the treaty has specific procedures and that they will have a commission use it as a foundation to question the individuals and send the results to the United States. They can permit official representatives of the United States and allow them to be present at the questioning. They would hope that the U.S. would allow Russian officials question members of U.S. law enforcement and others in other cases.


Putin admitted, “I wanted Trump to win because he spoke about normalizing Russian relations,” the Guardian reported.

Update 11:22 a.m. EDT July 16: Trump spoke following Putin’s statement. He says that the relationship between Russia and the U.S. has never been worse up until today’s  summit 

“Even during the tensions of the Cold War, when the world looked much different than it does today, Russia and the US were able to maintain a strong dialogue.”

He said he would rather take a political risk instead of jeopardizing peace.

Trump said asked Putin about Russian involvement in hacking the U.S. elections. Trump said that Putin had an “interesting idea” as to what had happened, but did not go into detail. 

Trump said that he and Putin will be meeting again in the future and said it will be often. 


Update 11:12 a.m. EDT July 16: Putin started the news conference with a statement of where the two sides stand in the ever-changing world political structure.

Putin said the bilateral relationship is going though a complicated stage. He said that the Cold War is the thing of the past.  

“Today both Russia and the United States face a whole new set of challenges,” the Guardian reported.

Today’s meeting and the negotiations they worked on are the “first steps for improving this relationship and to restore an acceptable level of trust,” Putin said.

Putin lauded Trump and his administration’s work on easing tensions with North Korea. 

Update 11:07 a.m. EDT July 16: A man who claimed he was a journalist representing the publication, “The Nation,” was removed from the room that is the location of an upcoming news conference between Trump and Putin, CNN reported. It appears that the man was displaying a sign and he was forcibly removed from the room.

Update 9:34 a.m. EDT July 16: The one-on-one meeting between Trump and Putin is apparently over. As CNN releases video of the two sitting down to a meal accompanied by their aides, the Guardian reported. CNN characterized on-air that it as a working lunch between the two leaders and their aides. 


The one-on-one was expected to last 90 minutes, but ended up going on for more than two hours. Trump said it was a good start to the summit, The Associated Press reported


The first meeting between the two went longer than scheduled also when they talked for more than two hours. At one point first lady Melania Trump interrupted the meeting to try to get them back on schedule. After that interruption, the meeting went on for another hour, The AP reported.

Update 8:56 a.m. EDT July 16: The Russian embassy in the U.S. says Putin wanted to talk about “ways to normalise bilateral relations, as well as current international issues, primarily the situation in Ukraine, Syria and the Korean Peninsula, and the fight against terrorism.”


Update 8:39 a.m. EDT July 16: The White House told reporters, including The Guardian, that there will be another bilateral meeting and a joint press conference. It is expected to happen around 4:50 p.m. local time, or around 9:50 a.m. EDT.

Those expected to be in the room during the meeting are: U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman; U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, White House Chief of Staff, John Kelly, national security adviser, John Bolton, adviser Fiona Hill and interpreter Marina Gross, The Guardian reported

Update 7:51 a.m. EDT July 16: Trump and Putin are now meeting one-on-one, with translators.


Washington correspondent Jamie Dupree tweeted the following key points from their photo op: 


Update 7:11 a.m. EDT July 16: Trump and Putin have begun their meeting. Trump opened by congratulating Putin on the World Cup.

>> Watch here


Update 6:58 a.m. EDT July 16: Trump has arrived at the Presidential Palace.


Update 6:43 a.m. EDT July 16: According to the Guardian, Trump “appears to be trying to make Putin wait.” Trump was supposed to leave his hotel over an hour ago but held off because Putin was running late. Multiple news outlets are speculating that the two leaders are pushing back the schedule as part of a power play.

Update 6 a.m. EDT July 16: Putin’s plane landed in Helsinki just before 6 a.m. EDT, nearly an hour behind schedule.


Update 5:32 a.m. EDT July 16: Putin is running about 45 minutes behind schedule and is due to land in Helsinki about 5:47 a.m. EDT, CBS anchor Norah O’Donnell reports.


Update 4:22 a.m. EDT July 16: During his breakfast meeting with Finnish President Sauli Niinistö, Trump said NATO “has never been stronger,” the Guardian reports.

“It was a little bit tough at the beginning, but it turned out to be love,” Trump said

Trump also said of his upcoming meeting with Putin: “We’ll be just fine.”


After the breakfast meeting ended, Trump and first lady Melania Trump left the Mäntyniemi Residence.


Update 3:11 a.m. EDT July 16: Trump is meeting with Finnish President Sauli Niinistö at the Mäntyniemi Residence in Helsinki. The two leaders and their advisers reportedly are participating in a “working breakfast.”



Update 2:26 a.m. EDT July 16: Hours ahead of Monday’s summit, Trump took to Twitter to sound off about the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

“President Obama thought that Crooked Hillary was going to win the election, so when he was informed by the FBI about Russian Meddling, he said it couldn’t happen, was no big deal, & did NOTHING about it,” Trump tweeted. “When I won it became a big deal and the Rigged Witch Hunt headed by [FBI agent Peter] Strzok!”

Trump added: “Our relationship with Russia has NEVER been worse thanks to many years of U.S. foolishness and stupidity and now, the Rigged Witch Hunt!”

>> See the tweets here



The tweets come days after 12 Russian military officers were indicted for interfering in the 2016 presidential election.

Trump wasn’t the only person tweeting about the summit. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who ran against Trump in the 2016 presidential election, lashed out at Trump in a tweet Sunday night.

“Great World Cup. Question for President Trump as he meets Putin: Do you know which team you play for?” she wrote.

>> See the tweet here


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‘Come on grandpa,' deputy jokes as he escorts tortoise strolling on Marion County road

Published: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 1:53 PM

A Marion County deputy gave a unique escort over the weekend when he spotted a creature walking down a road.
Marion County Sheriff's Office
A Marion County deputy gave a unique escort over the weekend when he spotted a creature walking down a road.(Marion County Sheriff's Office)

A Florida deputy gave a unique escort over the weekend when he spotted a creature walking down a road.

A tortoise was taking a stroll down a road when Marion County Deputy Bryan Bowman drove up to it.

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Bowman said he was concerned that other drivers wouldn't stop for the tortoise, so, he turned around, flipped on his lights and slowed traffic to keep the little guy safe.

Bowman followed the wandering tortoise for about 20 minutes until it crawled off the road and into the woods.

The deputy joked about the pace of the tortoise, saying, "Guy's easily 100. I tried to talk to him, he snapped at me. Come on grandpa. I got places to be."

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