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Want to learn how to put out a fire? Local veterans’ donation helps

Published: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 @ 11:01 AM


            The VFW Post 3438 in West Carrollton recently donated a fire extinguisher training system to the West Carrollton Fire Department. CONTRIBUTED
The VFW Post 3438 in West Carrollton recently donated a fire extinguisher training system to the West Carrollton Fire Department. CONTRIBUTED

A veterans group is helping to teach fire safety.

The VFW Post 3438 has donated a fire extinguisher training system valued at about $8,000 to the West Carrollton Fire Department.

The new BullEx “intelligent training system” includes a refillable water and air based fire extinguisher system, as well as a propane-based, computer-controlled flame simulator that lets residents and businesses practice proper technique for putting out small fires, according to the city.

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“We’ve tried, but not been successful, in securing a grant to purchase the system in the past, so we are very grateful that the VFW offered to donate the funds,” according to West Carrollton Fire Chief Chris Barnett.

VFW Post Commander Joe Ketring said the donation is part of the organization’s efforts to help veterans and the community. It recently donated to the Dayton VA Hospital and West Carrollton Food Bank.

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Rifles stolen in Warren County gun store break-in

Published: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 3:14 AM

Georgia Democrats used to brag about endorsements from the National Rifle Association. That has changed, and it accelerated following the shootings last month at a Florida high school that killed 17, with leading candidates from the party calling for new gun restrictions. ALYSSA POINTER/ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Georgia Democrats used to brag about endorsements from the National Rifle Association. That has changed, and it accelerated following the shootings last month at a Florida high school that killed 17, with leading candidates from the party calling for new gun restrictions. ALYSSA POINTER/ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM(The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Several rifles were reportedly stolen when a firearms store was broken into early Wednesday morning.

The break-in happened just after 2 a.m. at Firepower Arms & Supply in the 700 block of Reading Road. Initial reports indicate three men wearing neon green gloves broke into the store and stole rifles.

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This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

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2 in custody after Target break-in, pursuit in Huber Heights

Published: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 2:46 AM

UPDATE @ 3:20 a.m: Two men are in custody after reportedly breaking into Target and leading officials on a pursuit Wednesday morning, officials say.

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Huber Heights police were dispatched to the store at 5700 Executive Boulevard around 2:30 a.m. on reports of a break-in, per initial reports.

After seeing a car that matched the suspect vehicle description, a short, low-speed pursuit began southbound on Old Troy Pike near the I-70 overpass, according to officials.

The pursuit ended in the 5600 block of Taylorsville Road and the suspects were apprehended.

Officials say the men could face charges including failure to comply and breaking and entering. 

INITIAL REPORT

Police are responding to a break-in that occurred at the Target in Huber Heights Wednesday morning. 

The incident occurred at 5700 Executive Boulevard around 2:30 a.m., per initial reports. 

There are at least three subjects reportedly involved.

We’re on the way and will update this story with additional details. 

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Scam alert: Thieves tricking digital wallet users 

Published: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 2:24 AM

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More consumers are using their phone to make purchases using apps like Apple Pay, Venmo, and Zelle, but scammers are finding new ways to target these digital wallets. 

Crooks are tricking users with phishing, over payment schemes, canceled payment fraud, sweepstakes scams, and more, according to the BBB. 

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Leroy Wilson of Dayton uses Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and Google Pay and said he feels safe using them, but he does worry about potential scams when buying from an individual online. 

“I had an identity theft thing a while back and now it’s just caution, caution, caution,” said Wilson. 

Crooks are tricking digital wallet users with phishing, over payment schemes, cancelled payment fraud, sweepstakes scams, and more, according to the BBB. 

“Basically, they are new twists on old schemes,” said Sheri Sword, Dayton and Miami Valley BBB, vice president of communications. 

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One of the biggest risk with digital wallets the liability factor, according Sword. 

A lot of the digital app vendors do not protect you against fraud. So, they will not reimburse you,” Sword said. 

To protect your money from digital wallet scams, follow these steps: 

  •  Only link payment apps to your credit card. They offer fraud protection. 
  • Only do business with retailers and people you know and trust. 
  • Always monitor your accounts for fishy transactions. 
  • Report any suspicious activity to your credit card company. 
Use a strong passcode on your phone to keep any phone thieves from gaining access to your accounts.

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Investigation underway after woman is shot in Dayton 

Published: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 1:06 AM
Updated: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 1:24 AM

SCENE: Woman reportedly shot in Dayton

UPDATE @ 1:35 a.m: Dayton police are investigating after a woman was shot in Dayton early Wednesday morning.

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Crews were dispatched to the 500 block of Bentley Street around 1 a.m. on a person shot, per initial reports.

Officials told this news outlet that they are working to learn if the woman was shot at the dispatched address or another location.

A 911 caller stated they heard at least two gunshots in the area of Bentley Street and Bickmore Ave.

“I heard screaming and yelling. A girl was screaming and yelling”, the caller said. 

The woman was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

There are no suspects at this time. 

INITIAL REPORT

Officials are on scene in the 500 block of Bentley Street after a person was reportedly shot early Wednesday morning.

The incident was dispatched around 1 a.m. with a woman reportedly shot in the side, per initial reports.

We are on our way to the scene and will continue to update this story with more details. 

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