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Troy man pleads to 10 charges connected to sexual-related conduct with juveniles

Published: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 @ 7:16 AM

McKinley Kucharski (Contributed Photo/Miami County Jail)
McKinley Kucharski (Contributed Photo/Miami County Jail)

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. 

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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.

Police find man with gunshot wound to the head in Dayton home

Published: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 6:13 AM
Updated: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 7:15 AM

UPDATE @ 7:15 a.m.:

A 38-year-old man was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries after police found him with a gunshot wound to the head in a home in Dayton, according to Sgt. Thomas Schloss of Dayton Police Department.

The man was found lying on the floor in the home on Brooklyn Avenue, Schloss said.

Homicide detectives were called out to the scene and are investigating, said Schloss.

It’s not known how the man was shot and his identity was not released.

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Emergency crews are on scene of a shooting in Dayton.

Police: Innocent bystander shot, killed by high-caliber gun in Dayton

The shooting occurred in the 200 block of Brooklyn Avenue around 5:50 a.m. Sunday, according to initial reports.

Police have the road between West Second Street and Edison Street blocked off with crime tape.

We are working to learn more and will update this page as information becomes available.

More showers and storms likely to start the week

Published: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 4:50 AM

More showers and storms are likely through the weekend in the Dayton area.

The first part of your Sunday should be dry, but there is a slight chance for an isolated shower, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar. The better chances for more showers and storms returns for the second half of the day. Some of the storms towards evening could be strong to severe with the biggest concerns being strong winds and some hail. Highs today will be in the lower 80s.

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QUICK-LOOK FORECAST:

  • Few P.M. showers and storms today
  • Some could be strong with gusty winds, hail and heavy downpours
  • Dry time returns by Wednesday

DETAILED FORECAST:

5-Day Forecast

Monday: More showers and a few storms are likely to start the work-week. Highs will be in the upper 70s.

Tuesday: A few lingering showers, maybe a few storms are likely for the first part of your day. Highs will be in the lower 80s.

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Wednesday: It looks like we finally dry things out on Wednesday under partly cloudy skies. Highs again will be in the lower 80s.

Thursday: A little bit more sunshine returns for your day with highs in the lower 80s.

Queen Elizabeth: What happens when the queen of England dies?

Published: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 1:51 PM

7 Interesting Facts About Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth, the longest-ruling monarch in the history of England turned 92 last month.

While she has enjoyed excellent health during her life, no one lives forever.

A story published in The Guardian last year laid out in detail what will happen when the queen dies. No one interviewed in the story would go on the record with the details, so guarded is the plan.

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Obviously, there is a plan, one scripted down to the minute in parts. Here are some of the details for the minutes, hours and days after Elizabeth’s death.

1. Prince Charles immediately becomes king. While the coronation for a monarch takes place months after he or she assumes the throne, the country requires a ruler and on the death of a queen or king, his or her successor is automatically the monarch. His siblings will kiss his ring soon after the queen’s death.

2. The queen’s private secretary will inform the prime minister of her passing. A secret code phrase (many believe it is “London Bridge Down”) will be used to alert the governments of 15 other countries of which the queen is the head of state. She is also the symbolic figurehead of 36 other nations.

Those governments will be notified as well.

3. The news will be shared with the world when the palace releases confirmation of the queen’s death to the British Press Association then other media outlets across the world.

4. At the moment the news is released to media outlets, a footman, dressed in mourning clothes, will pin a black-edged death announcement to the gates of Buckingham Palace.

5. The palace website will show a single-page announcement that is the same as the notice posted on the palace gate.

6. Parliament will be recalled. The thrones at the House of Lords – one for husband, Phillip, and one for the queen -- will be replaced with a chair that features a cushion with the outline of a crown on it.

7. All flags will be placed at half-staff and condolence books will be distributed throughout the country for anyone wishing to express sympathy may do so.

8. If the queen does not die at Buckingham Palace, her body will be brought there as soon as possible after her death. The coffin will be placed in the throne room of Buckingham Palace to lie in state.

9. Charles will make his first address as head of state on the evening of his mother’s death. At 11 a.m. on the following day, he will be proclaimed king of England. The Accession Council will hold a meeting to declare Charles king and will read a formal declaration to that end. Camilla, Charles’ wife, by law will become queen.

10. After the proclamation is read, trumpets will sound and a 41-gun salute will be fired off in Hyde Park near Buckingham Palace.

11. The new king will then go on a four-day tour of the country, attending services and meeting his subjects.

12. The queen will lie in state for four days at Buckingham Palace then will be moved to Westminster Hall to lie in state for another four days. Moving the body to Westminster will involve a military parade. The queen’s remains will reach Westminster at precisely 11 a.m. Big Ben will ring out at that moment. Mourners will be able to pay their respects 23 hours a day on those four days.

13. On the ninth day, the funeral will be held. Jewels placed on the coffin will be taken off and cleaned. Shops and business will be closed and much of the country will be off from work. The stock market will be closed.

Big Ben will strike at 9 a.m that morning, it’s hammer padded so the sound will be muffled. The queen’s service will be in Westminster Abbey – the first for a monarch since 1760. The Abbey holds 2,000 people. At 11 a.m. precisely, the coffin will reach the Abbey’s doors and activity in the country is to stand still and fall quiet.

Following the service, the coffin will be placed on a gun carriage and taken to a waiting hearse. The hearse will drive the queen’s body to Windsor Castle. She will be buried in the royal vault at the family chapel in a private service.

As her body is lowered into the vault, Charles will reach into a silver bowl and get a handful of red earth to drop onto the queen’s coffin.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 09: Queen Elizabeth II, wearing the Imperial State Crown, and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh proceed through the Royal Gallery in the Palace of Westminster during the State Opening of Parliament on May 9, 2012 in London, England. Queen Elizabeth II unveiled the coalition government's legislative programme in a speech delivered to Members of Parliament and Peers in The House of Lords. New legislation is expected to be introduced on banking reform, House of Lords reform, changes to public sector pensions and plans for increased internet monitoring. (Photo by Leon Neal - WPA Pool/Getty Images)(WPA Pool/Getty Images)

1 dead in mountain lion attack in Washington, investigators say

Published: Saturday, May 19, 2018 @ 4:55 PM

Mountain lion. (Photo: Rich Beausoleil/ Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)
Mountain lion. (Photo: Rich Beausoleil/ Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)

mountain lion attacked two bikers, leaving one dead Saturday, according to King County Sheriff's officials. 

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Emergency crews responded to a report of a mountain lion attack in the foothills near North Bend around 11:20 a.m. Saturday, Eastside fire officials said. 

King County Sheriff's officials said two mountain bikers were attacked. One was killed. Another is unaccounted for.

KIRO 7's Deborah Horne reports the injured mountain biker was taken to Harborview for treatment. Responders found the mountain biker who was killed with the big cat still standing over the body. 

Wildlife officials will now work to find the cougar.

Cougars, also known as mountain lions, are the largest members of the cat family in Washington state, according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Mountain lions can be found throughout Washington state, Department of Fish and Wildlife officials say, where suitable cover and prey live.

Officials with the department offer this advice for anyone who encounters a cougar in the wild:

  • Stop, stand tall and don't run. Pick up small children. Don't run. A cougar's instinct is to chase.
  • Do not approach the animal, especially if it is near a kill or with kittens.
  • Try to appear larger than the cougar. Never take your eyes off the animal or turn your back. Do not crouch down or try to hide.
  • If the animal displays aggressive behavior, shout, wave your arms and throw rocks. The idea is to convince the cougar that you are not prey, but a potential danger.
  • If the cougar attacks, fight back aggressively and try to stay on your feet. Cougars have been driven away by people who have fought back.
This is a developing story. Check with KIRO7.com for updates.