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Published: Wednesday, August 09, 2017 @ 4:28 PM
WARREN COUNTY — Minutes after Carlisle teen Brooke Skylar Richardson was arraigned for allegedly killing her newborn baby, defense attorney Charlie M. Rittgers said, “I can tell you Brooke Skylar Richardson did not kill her baby.”
That statement, Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell told this news outlet, “telegraphs what their defense is going to be — the child was not born alive.”
And while Fornshell admits the case has challenges due to the condition of the baby’s remains, other evidence, he said, will prove Richardson purposely caused the death of the child.
“Certainly it would be substantially easier if we could come in and say what the medical cause of death is, but that was made impossible or nearly impossible when she burned and buried the body,” Fornshell said. “I think it is going to be a challenge at the trial phase, because we don’t have that medical cause of death.”
Richardson, 18, who graduated from Carlisle High School in May, is accused of giving birth to a baby just days after her prom, killing it, burning the body and then burying it in the backyard of her home.
She is charged with aggravated murder, involuntary manslaughter, endangering children, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse.
Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 9:00 AM
Updated: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 2:22 PM
XENIA — UPDATE @ 2:15 p.m.: The Rumpke trash truck has been pulled from the building it crashed into this morning.
The office the Rumpke trash truck hit was the home administrator's office, Greene County Administrator Brandon Huddleson said. The nursing home administrator was in the front of the building and was not injured.
"We've had some of these issues before [a car hit the treasurer's office on Main Street some time ago]... I wasn't expecting to see a trash truck actually inside our building," he said.
Huddleson said, "by the grace of God, the folks that were in those offices were out in the field or out in other places in the building."
He noted it's hard to imagine that anyone who would have been in the building could have escaped.
There are about 50 residents in the building, but the entire wing where the truck hit is all administrative/maintenance offices.
There was some ancillary flooding in the damaged portion of the building, because of the sprinkler system that activated. Otherwise, he said, it's business as usual at the nursing home.
UPDATE @ 12:45 p.m.:
A building support will have to be installed at the Greenwood Manor nursing home before the Rumpke trash truck lodged inside a wing of offices can be pulled out, Greene County building inspectors said.
No employees were in the wing when the truck crashed into the home, 711 Dayton Xenia Road, about 8:45 a.m.
A Rumpke official said the company and police are continuing to investigate the incident.
The trash truck driver was taken to Greene Memorial Hospital, where he was to be treated for non-life threatening injuries, Xenia police said.
A trash truck has crashed into a nursing home on Dayton Xenia Road in Xenia Thursday morning.
Fire crews were initially dispatched to the Greenwood Manor, 711 Dayton Xenia Road, around 8:45 a.m. on reports of a fire alarm from the building.
While crews were still responding, dispatchers said a trash truck had crashed into the building.
Initial reports indicate one person was injured in the crash and the wing where the crash occurred has been evacuated.
Additional details were not available.
Published: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 10:36 PM
Updated: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 5:00 PM
— Update June 21, 4:55 p.m. EST: Matt Bershadker, CEO of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), said Delta’s new policy banning pit bulls spreads “false and life-threatening stereotypes.”
“Every dog is unique, even dogs within the same breed, and their behavior is influenced by many factors,” Bershadker said in a Twitter statement. “Delta Airlines should resist unwarranted breed prejudice and rescind its breed ban.”
Original story: Delta Air Lines will limit each passenger to one emotional support animal and will prohibit pit bulls as service or support animals on flights, effective July 10.
Delta said the latest policy changes are due to “growing safety concerns” after two employees were bitten by a passenger’s emotional support animal last week.
The incident occurred in Atlanta during boarding of a flight to Tokyo Narita, and one employee was medically treated on site, according to the airline. The passenger and animal were removed from the flight.
Delta said when the new policy takes effect it will no longer accept “pit bull type dogs” as service or support animals.
The changes come after a Delta passenger was mauled by an emotional support dog on a flight last year.
Delta said it carries 700 service or support animals a day. Since 2016, the airline said it saw an 84 percent increase in reported incidents involving service and support animals, including urination or defecation and biting.
“Customers have attempted to fly with comfort turkeys, gliding possums, snakes, spiders and more,” Delta said. “Ignoring the true intent of existing rules governing the transport of service and support animals can be a disservice to customers who have real and documented needs.”
Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 10:26 AM
— McDonald’s is offering a new promotion to kick off the start of summer.
Customers who have the free McDonald’s app can get a free small McCafe Cold Brew Thursday. The new drinks are offered as a Cold Brew Frozen Coffee or Cold Brew Frappe. No purchase is needed to get the drink, but the offer may not be at every location.
According to a June 13 news release from the fast-food restaurant, the drinks are available on menus for a limited time.
Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 4:59 PM
DAYTON — A 25-year-old man arrested Wednesday in a raid on a home in the 1700 block of Xenia Avenue in Dayton is wanted in the killing of a motel clerk in a Seattle suburb.
Dayevion Royalston was apprehended on a parole violation and a detainer from the King County Sheriff's Office.
King County sheriff's detectives will travel here for an extradition hearing to return Royalston to SeaTac, an inner-ring suburb of Seattle.
OTHER LOCAL NEWS: Rumpke trash truck rams nursing home
Several members of the Dayton Police Department, FBI, Safe Streets Task Force and the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office descended on the home, with weapons drawn, late Wednesday afternoon.
Sheriff Phil Plummer said King County sheriff's officials called his office to relay information that the suspect had associates in Dayton. That information pointed local authorities to a woman living at the Xenia Avenue address, Plummer said.
Royalston is wanted in the shooting death of a motel clerk in the city of SeaTac early on June 16.
According to The Seattle Times and other news reports in that area, a shuttle driver pulled up to the America's Best Value, south of the Sea-Tac Airport, and found the 40-year-old clerk on the floor and bleeding about 11:15 p.m.