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The Docket: 12/16

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove Photo: Orlando Bloom as Legolas in “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”; Rating: PG-13, Grade: A- That escalated quickly A 19-year-old female was asked by her boyfriend if he could borrow her car, to which she agreed. The boyfriend […]

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The Docket: 12/9

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove Photo: The Miamisburg Community Holiday Event and Parade begins at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 13; photo: Miamisburg Parks and Recreation What’s in a name? An officer pulled over a vehicle for having a cracked windshield. The driver of the car had […]

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The Docket: 12/2

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove Spidey senses A 23-year-old man was arrested on domestic violence and aggravated menacing charges after spending the night at the home of his pregnant girlfriend. After being bitten by what he believed was a spider, the man flipped out, pouring dry […]

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The Docket 11/25

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove This week, Docket editor Charles Grove explored Dayton police reports of Thanksgivings past. Below are just a few of these festive tales – they may just make you feel thankful for what you’ve got. Thankful for jails Police responded to a […]

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The Docket: 11/18

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove A new trend? A 36-year-old woman was arrested at a department store after she attempted to steal a wig by placing it under her shirt. After trying to leave the store, she was stopped by employees who asked for the wig […]

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The Docket 11/11/14

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Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove Hail seizure! Officers responded to a Kroger and found a loss prevention officer and a 32-year-old man after what had obviously been a fight between them. After the loss prevention officer confronted the man, who was seen stuffing items down his […]

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The Docket 11/04

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove Sh** people say A man approached a police cruiser on West Third Street and asked the officer, “Could you give me a ride out to the Wal-Mart in Beavercreek and shoot me?” After the officer explained to the man he would […]

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Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove Editor’s Choice: Saucy and stalk-y After a night out at Club Masque, a group of friends found their car was broken into. Reportedly missing were a purse, wallet and other personal items. After being told to cancel the stolen credit cards, […]

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The last word

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Thanks for reading By A.J. Wagner This will be my last week writing the “Law and Disorder” column for the Dayton City Paper. I’ve been in this spot since July 2011, but I want to do more writing and work on the issue of poverty. I believe poverty is at the heart of most of […]

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On not getting by in Dayton

The long-term effects of poverty By A.J. Wagner I have been penning “Law and Disorder” for the Dayton City Paper for more than three years. In that time, one of the subjects that has been at the forefront of my interest is the important issue of poverty; an issue I intend to spend more time […]

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Happy New Year! The U.S Supreme Court starts anew This past Monday, the first Monday of October, is the beginning of a new term for the United States Supreme Court, and it is already looking to be a ground-breaker. Among those highly-watched cases was the decision not to hear any of the seven cases on […]

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Law & Disorder: Shoot first

Ask questions later By A.J. Wagner Justice belongs to God; men only have the law. Justice is perfect, but the law can only be careful. – Juror No. 9 The above quote came from a journalist who sat on a New York jury with an itinerant preacher. After four days of deliberation and angst on […]

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Law & Disorder: Blowing up our democracy

Lawmaking for sale By AJ Wagner Last week, I noted how Republicans won’t be formally approving President Barack Obama’s war with ISIL. I quoted Representative Jack Kingston who stated: “Republicans don’t want to change anything. We like the path we’re on now. We can denounce it if it goes bad, and praise it if it […]

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Law and Disorder 09/16/2014

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To war or not to war by A.J. Wagner Does the Congress or does the president get to declare war? After announcing the four steps he is taking, the president said, “My administration has also secured bipartisan support for this approach here at home. I have the authority to address the threat from ISIL. But […]

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The last word, Not the last laugh by A.J. Wagner In 1994, Justice Harry Blackmun, in the case of Callins v. Collins, wrote of the death penalty: “Bruce Edwin Callins will be executed [tomorrow] by the state of Texas. Intravenous tubes attached to his arms will carry the instrument of death, a toxic fluid designed […]

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Blowing smoke and much more by A.J. Wagner About a year ago the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) published a study titled “The War on Marijuana in Black and White.” What they found: Finding No. 1: Marijuana possession arrests increased between 2001 and 2010. From 2001 to 2010, across the United States, annual drug arrests […]

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Irish Homecoming

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Celtic Woman at Clark State gala The four women of Celtic Woman (L-R) Tara McNeill, Mairead Carlin, Éabha McMahon, and […]

BOOM goes your twenties!

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Dare to deny the passage of time at the Mathile Theatre (L-R) Jonathan (Bobby Mitchum) seeks help through his first […]

The woes of legal weed

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Getting your “pot card” In addition to federal and state law, local ordinances may limit growers, dispensaries, and individuals. By […]

The graying of green

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Ambiguity and contradictions still plague marijuana laws Despite the new law going into effect, much remains to be done for […]

Girl, we couldn’t get much higher

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Evil Eye Gypsy brings psychedelic rock to South Park Tavern Evil Eye Gypsy (L-R) Cat Shift, Sherree Emmons, Aaron Snyder, […]