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Police in Dayton, Ohio say a suspect in a stabbing stole a police SUV and crashed it into a van carrying children, killing two of them. In all, 10 people, including the suspect, were sent to hospitals.

WHIO-TV reports that Lt. Col. Eric Henderson says the suspect fled when officers responded Monday evening to a report of a stabbing on Xenia Avenue. He says the suspect abandoned that vehicle, fled on foot and at some point stole a Riverside police SUV.

Republican Gov. Mike DeWine has officially requested a disaster declaration from President Donald Trump and federal assistance for 10 Ohio counties impacted by tornadoes, severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding and landslides.

State officials say 21 tornadoes touched down in Auglaize, Darke, Greene, Hocking, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Muskingum, Perry, and Pickaway counties during the severe storms May 27 and May 28.

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Police say a shooting at a bar in Ohio has injured three people.

Huber Heights police say the three people who were wounded were shot shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday at the Villa Tavern while the crowd in the bar was listening to live music. The injured were taken to hospitals, but their conditions weren't immediately released.

Police say the preliminary investigation indicates the gunfire began after some kind of disturbance at the bar in suburban Dayton. They say investigators will be interviewing many people in their search for a suspect.

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(AP) — A judge has dismissed a wrongful death claim against Walmart in a civil rights lawsuit over a white police officer's fatal shooting of a black man in an Ohio Walmart who was carrying an air rifle he picked up.

A federal judge in Dayton ruled Monday that other claims, including negligence, can proceed against Walmart in the 2014 death of 22-year-old John Crawford III.

Crawford's family sued Walmart, the city of Beavercreek and police.

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The State Employment Relations Board (SERB) has ruled the faculty strike at Wright State University can continue.

The SERB decision Sunday followed arguments from the faculty union and the university. University officials had asked the board to declare the strike unauthorized, saying in part union members had sabotaged the school’s efforts to find replacement instructors. The administration also claimed workload complaints couldn't be included in collective bargaining.

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 The legislative watchdog evaluating Ohio's prisons is so short-staffed that unpaid interns are working on inspections.

The Plain Dealer in Cleveland reports the Correctional Institution Inspection Committee's administrative staff shrunk over the past five years, from a handful of inspectors with criminal-justice backgrounds to a single full-time employee in recent months.

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The U.S. Supreme Court won't hear an appeal by Montgomery County seeking immunity in a wrongful death lawsuit involving an inmate who died in 2012 during a medical emergency.

The Dayton Daily News reports attorneys for the county's insurance company sought the protection, previously denied by a U.S. District Court judge.

Robert A. Richardson Sr. died May 19, 2012. Attorneys for his estate allege jail employees improperly handcuffed and subdued the 28-year-old man after his cellmate sought assistance. The lawsuit said Richardson was "essentially crushed to death."

A family of four was arrested Tuesday in the gruesome slayings of eight people from another family in rural southern Ohio two years ago, the first break in a case that left a community reeling and surviving family members wondering if answers would ever come.

 

Arrested were four members of the Wagner family, who lived near the scenes of the killing about 60 miles (97 kilometers) south of Columbus.

 

An Ohio man has been arrested on allegations that he planned to travel to Afghanistan to train with an Islamic State affiliated group.

The government accuses Naser Almadaoji of arranging to move through Kazakhstan to Afghanistan, where he intended to train with a group called ISIS Wilayat Khorasan.

The 19-year-old from Beavercreek in suburban Dayton was arrested Wednesday at John Glenn International Airport in Columbus.

Ohio's largest Roman Catholic diocese plans to release a list of priests who have been removed from their posts because of sexual abuse and misconduct allegations.

The Diocese of Cleveland is now the fourth of six in the state to say it will publish a list of priests following a Pennsylvania grand jury report outlined details of sexual abuse allegations.

The Cleveland diocese said Tuesday it will release the names of abusive priests, even if they are now dead.

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