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Wright "B" Flyer To Be Built In Exact Place As The Original in 1911

ABC 22 / FOX 45 Dayton's News Source - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 20:06

DAYTON -- The volunteer organization Wright "B" Flyer Inc. announced that it will build a brand new Wright "B" Flyer in the same building where the first "B" Flyer was built in 1911.

The Wright Company Factory is located off of US-35 and Abbey Avenue in Dayton.

The company is America's first airplane manufacturing company.

Relatives of the Wright Brothers are now expected to see how the new replica will encourage another generation to learn about aviation.

"It combines all the STEM disciplines that are important to our nation right now.  I think for particularly young people, this will be one of the most interesting Wright sites to visit," said Amanda Wright-Lane.

Construction on the new Wright "B" Flyer will begin in 2015, but won't be ready for flight until 2017.

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UPDATE: Woman's Body Found on Maplewood

ABC 22 / FOX 45 Dayton's News Source - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 19:52

DAYTON --  A woman's body was found dumped in a alley Monday.

While police investigate, families on the street try to regain normalcy after the gruesome discovery.

In the heart of afternoon officers were called to the 100 block of Maplewood Avenue.

The body of a woman was found sprawled out in a wide alley Monday (December 15th, 2014).

Based on her clothing and odd placement, police believe she was dumped.

"That concerns us very much because we don't dead bodies laying in the alleyways of the city of Dayton," Dayton Police Sgt. Charles Anderson explained on the scene "Especially during this hour when our school children are getting out of school and coming home and it's just not a good picture."

Just before two the street littered with police and crimescene tape.

"I have 3 boys. And my neighbor has a girl and for that to happen to a woman, I'm sure she's just as concerned for her kids as I am for mine," Andre Simmons said.

The scene unfolded to the horror of some neighborhood kids. Andre Simmons says its a blessing his son was still on his way home from school and missed a sight no child should ever have to see. His neighbors weren't so lucky.

"They were able to see her body and everything. It shocked em. They actually had to walk in the house because they'd never seen anything like that before," Simmons added.

Police cleared the scene as quickly as possible and wouldn't give any details about the cause of death.

"They need to get this person off the street because this is my neighborhood. I don't want my kids playing outside if things like this happened. It's not fair to nobody who lives out here," Simmons added passionately.

Police say the woman was in her mid 20's.


DAYTON -- Officers were called to the 100 block of Maplewood just before 2 p.m. Monday (Dec. 15, 2014) after the body of a woman in her mid-20s was found in an alley.

Neighbors recognized her and gave police her first name.

Right now it is still unclear how she dies but police believe her body was dumped in the alley.

"Her clothing seemed to be indoor clothing rather than fit for the weather outdoors. That's why we believe she may have been placed there," said Sgt. Charles Anderson.

If you saw anything suspicious in that area, police are urging you to give them a call at 333-COPS.

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Trooper arrests motorist he stopped to help

Dayton Daily News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 19:37

An Indiana State trooper who stopped to help a man he thought was having car trouble ended up arresting the man on felony drug charges.

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Children report alleged drug use in Springfield home

Dayton Daily News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 19:19

A Springfield woman pleaded not guilty to child endangering and multiple drug charges Monday.

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Man Loses Everything In Dayton Fire

ABC 22 / FOX 45 Dayton's News Source - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 18:58

DAYTON -- A Dayton man is without a home after his home caught fire early Monday morning in the 1100 block of Fairview Avenue.

The Dayton fire department spent the afternoon bulldozing what was left of the house.

Officials say one man lived alone with his cats in this house. He made it out of the house safely, but the fire chief on the scene said five cats were rescued; however, some did not make it out.

When firefighters arrived they were able to go inside the house to make an interior attack in the basement. The fire quickly spread and became too dangerous. Fire crews had to leave the house and fight the fire from the outside.

The entire house was quickly engulfed by flames.

The fire chief says the house was filled with contents to the ceiling and that slowed them down as they extinguished the flames.

The walls and ceiling eventually collapsed, which helped firefighters get better access to the flames. From there they were able to get the fire under control.

A friend of the victim, Rick Martin, has set up a fund to help Martin.

David Peeples said he's known Martin since they were teenagers. He said Martin was a game collector. He had board games and video games all over his house.

"I basically got everything donated for a new system to get him back online," he said.

Peeples said the gaming community is helping gather clothes, shoes, and other home essentials.

If you would like to help donate, you can do so at P3 Computers in Huber Heights at 5987 Old Troy Pike.

Or, online by clicking here.

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Family Fight For Crosswalk Finally a Reality

ABC 22 / FOX 45 Dayton's News Source - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 18:46

MIAMISBURG -- An update on a story you only saw here.

A family's fight to save others, after their loved one was hit and killed on a busy stretch of road.

Nearly three years later, and Cindy Payne still tends to the place where her son took his last breath.

Two crosses.

One with William's name the other with his beloved dog Roccs'.

"We feel he's in our heart. He's with us all the time," said Kandi Sumpter, William's Aunt.

Cindy and her sister Kandi still live day-by-day.

"You don't have much choice but to go on," she said.

But the two have fought for more than a year to get a crosswalk.

"We know that it's going to save somebody's life one day. We've seen people cross here all the time without the crosswalk," said Sumpter.

For William's family, it means so much more.

"We felt that he died an untimely death, and that it could have been prevented," said Sumpter, "We don't want somebody to go through what we did."

William was hit and killed in February of 2012 , while trying to cross the 5 lanes of heavy traffic.

After that his family contacted us, and we witnessed person, after person, after person cross this dangerous road.

But now, there's a safer way.

"We got this in because of him," she said.

A dream that started more than a year ago has finally become a reality.

"If there's a will there's a way. And it's a righteous cause. It's not because we want to do something to be on TV," said Sumpter, "We just wanted justice for him"

The City of Miamisburg says the crosswalk should be finished by the end of this year. or beginning of next.

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Crawford attorney: Walmart, workers negligent

Dayton Daily News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 18:40

The family of Beavercreek Walmart shopper John Crawford III and their attorneys have called a press conference Tuesday to announce their plan to file

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United Way $30,000 short of goal

Dayton Daily News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 18:33

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Puppets to stage show at library

Dayton Daily News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 18:32

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Park district board to meet

Dayton Daily News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 18:25

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New park to be showcased during hike

Dayton Daily News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 18:22

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Trustees schedule special meeting

Dayton Daily News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 18:21

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Beavercreek Looking for 2 Credit Card Thieves

ABC 22 / FOX 45 Dayton's News Source - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 17:21

BEAVERCREEK -- Police are looking for suspects in two separate thefts of credit cards.

Officers say someone opened several unlocked cars between midnight and 5 a.m. Nov. 2 and Nov. 30 in southern Beavercreek and stole items, including credit cards. Later in the morning on both of those days, the credit cards were used at gas stations on Valley Street in Riverside to purchase Marlboro and Newport cigarettes.

The suspect in those incident is described as a heavyset white male, 40-45 years old with longer dark hair and a dark mustache extending down on either side of his mouth. He was driving a green or blue 1990s GM pickup or SUV. The name "Rob Morris" was signed on the credit card receipt during one transaction, police said.

Also, about 6:30 p.m. Nov. 22, a customer reportedly left his credit card on the counter at the North Fairfield Road Chick-fil-A. About 7:05 p.m. that day, a woman was seen in surveillance video buying more than $300 worth of Christmas decorations at a nearby store. She possibly left the area in a gray four-door vehicle.

Anyone with information about either theft is asked to call Beavercreek police at 937-426-1225 or the tip line at 937-320-7393.

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Planning forum set for businesses

Dayton Daily News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 17:12

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Police Officer Pays for Stolen Eggs, Begins Outpouring of Support

ABC 22 / FOX 45 Dayton's News Source - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 16:51

TARRANT, Ala. -- It's the time of year when we hear a lot about strangers helping each other, but in one Alabama town, an entire community stepped up to help a mom in need.  And it all started with an act of compassion from a man in a uniform.

This was the day when Helen Johnson thought she was going to jail. Recorded on a cell phone outside a Dollar General store north of Birmingham, Alabama, Johnson admits to Officer William Stacy that yes, she just stole three eggs. But she tells him she has five children at home, and only $1.25 in her pocket.

"Then she just started crying and said ‘I need help, I need help Officer Stacy, I just need to put food in my baby's stomachs.’ That's what got to me," Stacy said later. 

What Stacy did next has started an outpouring of donations and good wishes from around the world aimed squarely at the people and police of Tarrant, Alabama.

Stacy ran inside, paid for the eggs, and told her to take them home.

"And he bought me not three eggs. But a dozen! Wrapped up in a yellow bag," Johnson said.

More than a half million people have watched the video online, and many have sent food to the police station for families across the city.

In these last few weeks, with so much distrust on the streets, people are celebrating a police encounter caught on tape that had a positive outcome.

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Soldier Returns Home to See His Newborn But Landlord Won’t Let Him Stay

ABC 22 / FOX 45 Dayton's News Source - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 15:35

CENTRAL, S.C.-- On military leave to see his 2- week-old newborn., Sgt. William Bolt thought his reunion with his wife, Lily, would be nothing but happy. He was wrong.

Bolt says he is afraid of the police being called to arrest him.

It turns out, Lily’s landlord at The Groves Apartment Complex in Central, South Carolina, said since his name is not on the lease he can't stay.

“If I don't vacate the premises, he's gonna tow my vehicle and press charges against me for criminal trespassing and then double charge rent,” Bolt said.
We talked to the landlord at The Groves, whose name is Chuck. He told us the rule is part of the contract Bolt's wife signed that all visitors have to be out after seven days.

“He stated to me that he didn't care about our situation, he didn't care about me being in the military,” Bolt said.

Bolt and his wife argue the lease agreement is too vague. A news station talked to an attorney in Clemson, South Carolina, who agrees.

“It is very unclear. I do believe he would likely have a very difficult time enforcing this provision based on the vagueness of it and due to the fact that this officer is her spouse,” attorney Amber Foster said.

Bolt says his wife, a Clemson student and new mom could be evicted if she doesn't comply.

“I'm stationed in Missouri and we haven't seen each other in six months. What's the problem with me visiting my wife?” Bolt asked.

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