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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Dayton Police Department shows Connor Betts. The federal investigation into the motivations of Betts, a gunman who killed nine people last year in Dayton's crowded entertainment area is nearing an end, the special agent in charge of the FBI's office for southern Ohio said Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. Police who were nearby in the Oregon district fatally shot Betts about 30 seconds after he opened fire early in the morning of Aug. 4, 2019,  with an assault-style gun.  (Dayton Police Department via AP, File)

FBI says probe into Dayton shooter's motives nearing end

Feb. 13, 2020 2:15 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — The federal investigation into the motivations of a gunman who killed nine people last year in Dayton's crowded entertainment area is nearing an end, the special agent in charge of the FBI's office for southern Ohio said Thursday. Chris Hoffman, who recently became head of the field...

Rhode Island's Jermaine Harris, left, defends as Dayton's Obi Toppin drives to the basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Dayton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Toppin's 22 points lead No. 6 Dayton over Rhode Island 81-67

Feb. 11, 2020 10:31 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Obi Toppin saw his younger brother, Jacob, going up for a shot. Dayton's fabulous forward stretch out his long arm and swatted it away. “I wasn't going to let little brother score on me,” Toppin said. “I can't let that happen.” He and the Flyers had things...

Dayton's Obi Toppin (1) and Jalen Crutcher (10) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against St. Louis Saturday, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in Dayton, Ohio. Dayton won 71-65 (AP Photo/Tony Tribble)

Crutcher leads No. 6 Dayton over Saint Louis 71-65

Feb. 8, 2020 5:32 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Jalen Crutcher's 3-point shot was off for a second straight game. With driving layups, floaters and free throws, he steadied sixth-ranked Dayton through another close call against Saint Louis. Obi Toppin scored 17 points and Crutcher led a second-half rally that swept the Flyers to a...

Dayton's Obi Toppin (1) reacts after dunking during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Massachusetts, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Dayton. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Flyin' high: No. 6 Dayton having best season in half-century

Feb. 5, 2020 3:59 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — NCAA Tournament fans will be talking about Dayton a lot this year, and not only because of the First Four. With March around the corner, the Flyers are No. 6 in the country with a re-energized fan base that hasn't seen anything like them in a long time. It's been a half-century since...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Dayton Police Department shows Connor Betts, the 24-year-old masked gunman in body armor who killed several people, including his sister, before he was slain by police. A school district is before the state high court fighting the release of student records of the gunman who killed nine people in Dayton last year. Lawyers for Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Local Schools say both state and federal law protecting student privacy bar the release of confidential information without consent. Media groups arguing for the records' release say that nothing in the laws prevent the information's release. The media groups say school privacy laws end with an individual's death. Media outlets say the records could shed light on whether authorities properly handled early warning signs exhibited by gunman Connor Betts. (Dayton Police Department via AP, File)

Court weighing arguments in Ohio gunman school records case

Feb. 5, 2020 1:24 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Six months after a 24-year-old man who'd reportedly exhibited disturbing behavior as a teenager gunned down nine people in Dayton, the Ohio Supreme Court is being asked to decide whether a student's right to privacy ends with death. Media groups including The Associated Press are...

Dayton head coach Anthony Grant, left, talks with Obi Toppin during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Fordham, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in Dayton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Tribble)

No. 7 Dayton beats Fordham 70-56 for 16th straight over Rams

Feb. 1, 2020 7:21 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Trey Landers sees himself as more of a role player — lock down on defense, provide senior leadership — than a shooting star. With No. 7 Dayton's top outside shooters uncharacteristically struggling, he moved into a much bigger role. Landers matched his season high with 18...

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2009 file photo, U.S billionaire media proprietor Anne Cox Chambers, center, smiles after being awarded

Anne Cox Chambers, wealthy newspaper heiress, dies at 100

Jan. 31, 2020 12:42 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Anne Cox Chambers, a newspaper heiress, diplomat and philanthropist who was one of the country's richest women, died Friday at the age of 100. Chambers' nephew James Cox Kennedy announced her death to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, her company's flagship newspaper. “Aunt Anne was...

Dayton's Jalen Crutcher reacts after scoring a three-point shot during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against St. Bonaventure, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Dayton, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Crutcher has 23, No. 7 Dayton beats St. Bonaventure 86-60

Jan. 22, 2020 9:43 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — St. Bonaventure coach Mark Schmidt called two timeouts while trying to halt Dayton's end-of-the-half run. With Jalen Crutcher hitting 3s and Obi Toppin making dunks, it was a futile task. Crutcher matched his career high with 23 points, Toppin had four dunks, and No. 7 Dayton —...

Man accused of stabbing woman, hiding body in closet, fridge

Jan. 22, 2020 6:22 PM EST

KETTERING, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of fatally stabbing an Ohio woman, hiding her in a closet and a refrigerator and continuing to live in her apartment for days before the body was found in a nearby dumpster, has been arraigned on charges including murder. Terrel Ross, 37, of Dayton, also was arraigned...

Drowning of worker who fell in vat of acid ruled accidental

Jan. 22, 2020 4:42 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The death of a worker who fell into a chemical vat at an Ohio business was an accidental drowning, a coroner ruled Wednesday. Dana Swisher, 60, of Union, fell into the vat at Techmetals Inc. on Tuesday, Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger said. District Chief Mike Fasnacht...