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U.S. Marshals arrest Wooster man accused of assaulting news reporter

Dayton, Ohio  U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott and Wayne County Sheriff Travis Hutchinson announce the arrest of wanted fugitive Benjamin Dagley, 54. Dagley was wanted by the Gulfport Police Department in Mississippi for assault and the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department for a probation violation. It is alleged that on Aug. 30, Dagley confronted MSNBC News Reporter…

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Dalton police involved in recovering missing youth

DGKN staff report AKRON  Operation Safe Space, a joint operation led by the U.S. Marshals Service and the Akron Police Department has led to the location and/or recovery of 23 missing or high-risk juveniles from the Akron area, according to a news release from the U.S. Marshals Service. The operation, which began Aug. 9, and…

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Arrest warrants issued for Wooster man accused of assaulting NBC reporter

DGKN staff report Police remain on the lookout for a Wooster man caught on live camera assaulting NBC reporter Shaquille Brewster Aug. 30 while the reporter was covering Hurricane Ida in Gulfport, Mississippi. Video shared online shows a man parking his pickup truck in the background while Brewster updates viewers about the hurricane’s impact and…

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Orrville PD seeks public’s help in stolen firearms case

DGKN staff report ORRVILLE  Several firearms were stolen from Ace Hardware on Saturday and police are asking for the public to contact them with any information. Orrville Police responded just after midnight Saturday to a security alarm at Ace Hardware, 1400 W High St. Upon arrival officers discovered a severely damaged overhead door at the…

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Ohio Highway Patrol OVI checkpoint on state Route 3 at 8 p.m. today

WOOSTER  The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced today that an OVI checkpoint will be at 8 p.m. today on state Route 3 in Wayne County. The OVI checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers, according to a news release. The checkpoint will also be held in conjunction with…

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Grand jury to hear case of man who led Dalton Police on chase

DGKN staff report DALTON  A man who led village police on a chase last month up and down U.S. 30, through a field, and into driveways before stopping in a resident’s yard in the Lake Harmony area where children and parents were present will have his case reviewed by a grand jury. Dalton Police attempted…

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Patrol plans OVI sobriety checkpoint this week

The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced today that troopers will operate an OVI checkpoint to deter and intercept impaired drivers this week. The county where the checkpoint will take place will be announced the day prior to the checkpoint, and the location will be announced the morning of the checkpoint. If you plan to consume…

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AREA NEWS Troopers investigating crashes that may involve alcohol

DGKN staff report Ohio Highway Patrol troopers are investigating fatal crashes over the past week where alcohol and/or drugs appear to be a factor. A two-vehicle fatal crash on June 4 left a man dead after he struck a windshield and was pulled down the roadway by horses, according to a news release. Eli A.…

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Investigators seek tips in Cuyahoga County arson case

COLUMBUS  The Division of State Fire Marshal’s Fire and Explosion Investigation Bureau is seeking tips from the public regarding an intentionally set fire at a home in Garfield Heights in Cuyahoga County. The fire at 4969 E. 84th Street occurred at around 9:30 p.m. June 3 after the home was broken into, according to a…

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