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Published: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 @ 7:16 AM
— A Troy man pleaded guilty Tuesday to 10 felony indictments accusing him of illegal sexual-related conduct with five underage girls between December 2015 and December 2017.
McKinley S. Kucharski, 24, was indicted by a Miami County Grand Jury on six counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, one count of corrupting another with drugs and three counts of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles.
Prosecutors said the allegations involved five girls. A Troy police report said investigators were told by two underage girls of the alleged conduct by Kucharski in January. He was accused of sexual conduct with the juveniles and providing marijuana to one of the juveniles. Police said he allegedly sent photographs of his genitals to juveniles.
A trial for Kucharski was scheduled to begin Tuesday in county Common Pleas Court. He will be sentenced July 2 by Judge Jeannine Pratt.
Kucharski remains in jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Published: Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ 1:20 PM
HYANNIS, Mass. — Barnstable police officers found themselves in an unexpected competition on Thursday while responding to a noise complaint.
The department posted a video on their Facebook page of an impromptu dance-off that the officers had with children after responding to the complaint on Spring Street in Hyannis.
Raphael Morales sent in the video. He said a noise complaint had been sent in to police as he was teaching the kids about a viral dance to the song "In My Feelings" by Drake.
The officers eventually got called again, and when they drove by 15 minutes later, Morales said the dance-off challenge was put on the table.
The initial challenge then led to the officers challenging the kids, with ice cream as a reward.
Published: Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ 12:35 PM
KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. — A young girl drowned and her twin brother was hospitalized Friday after they were found in a swimming pool while staying with a babysitter in Tennessee, according to Knox County sheriff’s deputies.
The children, who were identified only as nearly 2-year-old twins, were staying at a home on Fox Lonas Road in West Knox County when the incident happened, deputies said. Their babysitter told authorities that she began to look for the twins after another child arrived at her home around 10 a.m. Friday.
She said she found them in the deep end of a swimming pool, deputies said.
First responders attempted to revive the children and rushed them to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in critical condition, WBIR reported.
Deputies said the girl was pronounced dead at the hospital. The boy was on life support Friday.
Published: Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ 12:34 PM
LIBERTY TWP. — A resident escaped from a Liberty Twp. house Friday after it was struck by lightning as storms pounded the the area, according to to the Liberty Twp. Fire Department.
The two-story house was hit about 3:20 p.m., which ignited an attic fire at the residence in the 5400 block of Walkers Court, said Battalion Chief Chad Canupp.
“The occupant was alerted to the fire by smoke detectors,” Canupp said.
The fire was contained to the attic area, but the family has been displaced during the cleanup, he said.
Published: Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ 12:30 PM
— A Dayton man who called in a bomb threat to an airport so he wouldn't miss his flight has been sentenced to four months in prison.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says 40-year-old Dana Carter, of Dayton, was sentenced Thursday for his calls to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in October.Court records show Carter made a series of calls saying there was a bomb on a flight bound for Dallas, Texas.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that flight ended up being canceled due to the threat, and Carter was placed on another flight that left less than two hours later.
Carter has been ordered to pay about $7,700 in restitution to United Airlines over the canceled flight.
Carter's attorney says the fake bomb threat was a "foolish act."