(Hamilton)--It's been a busy year so far for the Butler County BURN Task Force. The agency says they have executed 73 search warrants the first half of the year, resulting in 64 arrests and 53 felony indictments. The unit has seized over 4900 grams of meth, 5100 grams of cocaine, and 900 grams of fentanyl/heroin. They have also taken 24 guns off the street, and recovered over $231,000 in cash.
(Wayne Twp)--Crews from several Butler County fire departments were on the scene of an early morning barn fire at 4050 Somerville-Jacksonburg Road. Tankers from several jurisdictions have been hauling water used to battle the flames. The blaze broke out around 2:00am, and first responders reported the barn was fully engulfed when they arrived on the scene.
(Dayton)-Police in Dayton continue to investigate the crash that killed 2 children and injured several other victims in front of the library in downtown Dayton. A suspect had stolen a Riverside police cruiser, and crashed into several vehicles in front of the library. Eleanor McBride and Penelope Jasko, both 6 years old, died at the hospital, and nearly a dozen others were injured, including the suspect.
(Hamilton)--It was all a hoax. The Butler County Sheriff's Office says the good Samaritan who brought Dani the dog to a veterinarian is actually the canine's owner, who made up the story about finding the dog, because they couldn't afford treatment for injuries suffered when Dani became caught in a barbed wire fence.
(Ross Twp)--The Ross Local School District is waiting for the next state report card, but they already know one stat. The graduation rate for Ross High School is expected to be 99.5%, which is the highest in school history. Principal Brian Martin says even though they're obviously pleased, it's not 100%, so they still have some work to do.
(Lebanon)--Warren County officials broke ground on their new county jail this morning. The facility will have nearly 500 beds, and is expected to meet capacity needs for 15-20 years. The project is expected to cost $57 million.