CRIME & SAFETY
‘Armed and dangerous’ robbery suspect charged in connection to August murder
A man, who was wanted in connection to a robbery, is now facing charges in connection to a deadly August shooting.
‘Plenty of Grinches;’ Local police department shares tips to avoid falling victim to mail theft
During this time of year, police departments experience an uptick in mail thefts.
Officer saves person’s life while out on a date
An officer from Cincinnati helped save a person’s life while he was out on a date in October.
‘It’s concerning;’ Area police department struggling to find new recruits
There are little to no new applicants for police departments to hire.
Firefighters on scene of barn fire in Miami County
Several firefighters have responded to a barn fire in Miami County Thursday morning.
1 person killed in Perry Township crash
PERRY TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) — One person is dead after a two-vehicle crash on Friday night. The Dayton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to a crash around 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 1. The crash occurred on Diamond Mill Road near Westbrook Road in Perry Township. Upon arrival, OSP found a 2013 Hyundai […]
Fire crews respond to blaze at Dayton corn milling factory
DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF) -- Dayton Fire crews successfully extinguished a fire at a local corn milling factory, early Monday morning. According to crews on scene, fire crews responded to reports of a fire at the Cargill Corn Milling at 3201 Needmore Rd around 7 a.m. When crews arrived, they discovered...
Murder of Paula Payne: Detectives still searching for answers
For more than 46 years, Dayton Police have been combing through evidence in the murder of 20-year-old Paula Payne; her case remains unsolved.
Area police department asking for more license-plate reading cameras
People in some communities are asking for more license-plate reading cameras.
Man with gun arrested after threatening to shoot officers Sunday
One person was taken into custody after Dayton police had to call for backup Sunday afternoon.
Tipp City Police reports
-8:55 p.m.: littering and illegal dumping. Officers responded to a trash complaint on the train tracks near Maple Hill Road. Officers checked the tracks and did not locate any trash. -6:56 p.m.: traffic crash. Officers responded to a non-injury traffic crash at the Wendy’s on Weller Drive. -8:54 a.m.:...
Rise in cyber crimes during holiday shopping season a concern for December
Consumer advocates and police are urging vigilance this holiday shopping season against crimes like fraud and identity theft, reports of which have skyrocketed the past 20 years with the cyber variety expected to rise through December. An analysis by the credit reporting agency TransUnion last week cited a 12% suspected...
1 hospitalized after being shot in leg in Dayton
A person is hospitalized after being shot in the leg in Dayton Monday morning.
Locally owned restaurant raises money to help police officer wounded in line of duty
The co-owners of a restaurant didn't hesitate to help out a wounded police officer in his recovery.
Injuries reported after car flips on I-75 Saturday night
DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Passengers were taken to the hospital after a car crash on Saturday night. According to Montgomery County Regional Dispatch, a car crash occurred on southbound I-75 near Dayton around 11:45 p.m. on Dec. 2. Upon arrival, crews discovered a car traveling along southbound I-75 near mile marker 54 reportedly hit a […]
Crash with injuries reported on Wards Corner Road in Miami Township
MIAMI TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Crash with injuries reported on Wards Corner Road in Miami Township. Click the video player above to watch other afternoon headlines from WLWT News 5. This story was curated by Hearst's WLWT Alert Desk. Sharing brings us closer together. If this story happened near you,...
Pair accused of kidnapping, torturing woman wanted by local police
Two local women are facing charges after being accused of torturing and threatening to kill another woman.
Child reportedly sideswiped by SUV in Englewood
ENGLEWOOD, Ohio (WDTN) — Police are on the hunt for a suspected vehicle after a child was reportedly injured. According to the Englewood Police Department, a 3-year-old child walked out of their home in the 500 block of S Main Street (SR-48) on Nov. 29 at 7:25 p.m. Upon walking out, the child was allegedly […]