Butler County

Middletown detective resigns following harassment allegations

  ‘Severely neglected’ dog found in park euthanized, Butler County Sheriff says

  16-year-old shot and killed in Middletown; police arrest suspects

Natural gas leak caused apartment explosion, collapse in Middletown

Fairfield student brought ‘deadly weapons’ to school, police say

Fairfield woman found guilty of negligent homicide in shooting death of husband

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  Woman seriously injured in Middletown apartment explosion reported gas smell days prior, father says

Authorities search for suspect in pistol-whipping reported at Liberty Twp home

  1 injured in explosion, collapse at Middletown building, officials say

  Middletown’s Community Thanksgiving ensures no one spends the holiday alone

Coroner responds to report of person struck by train in Butler County

Suspect in ‘one of the worst cases of child pornography’ indicted on 101 counts

Camped out for free chicken at new Fairfield Chick-fil-A

The new location is at 6305 S. Gilmore Road

  Kids hurling rocks at cars in Hamilton, causing serious damage, drivers say

One driver got out of her car and approached the kids. It wasn't enough to make them stop.

  No bond for suspect in one of the worst cases of child porn Butler County has ever seen

Victims appear to be as young as 8 months old or 2 years old, says Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones

  West Chester police investigate report of woman raped by intruder with her 19-month-old in apartment

No arrests have been made, a township spokeswoman said

Fire crews respond to garage fire in Butler County

West Chester police wear whiskers to help foster care families

  YMCA partners with Fairfield school to teach 4th graders swimming safety

  Powerful portraits of breast cancer survivors stolen in package theft

  Media allowed in death penalty trial of West Chester man accused of murdering 4, judge rules

Tom Alf, ‘life-long Hamiltonian,’ dies at 70

Worker rescued from top of McDonald’s sign in Middletown

The two-hour affair involved three fire departments and two county agencies.

  Cincinnati-area high school announces mandatory drug tests for all students beginning in 2020

A student's refusal to take the test will be considered a positive result.

Butler County mother sentenced to prison for causing death of her baby

Saralin Walden pleaded guilty in October to involuntary manslaughter in the October 2018 death of her 3-month-old daughter, Rae’Anna Stevenson.

  West Chester police investigating string of delivery driver robberies

Police say three food delivery drivers were robbed at gunpoint in the last month - all in the same part of town.

Medical helicopter responds to Butler County crash

Rescue crews responded to Hamilton Eaton Road and Trenton Oxford Road just before 6 a.m., dispatchers say

  Middletown man says he tackled burglary suspect, held him down until police arrived

Billy Turner held a man down who neighbors reported appeared to be trying to break into their homes until Middletown police arrived Monday night.

Hamilton man charged with sending porn to 12-year-old, sheriff’s office says

"This is what we do as law enforcement. We protect those that cannot protect themselves."

  Business owners in two different communities report puppies were stolen from stores

Two businesses are now offering rewards for information on two separate thefts involving puppies.

Two shot in Hamilton, police say

Police believe the two victims sustained their wounds in the same incident.

Oxford woman pleads no contest to charges she starved dog for weeks

Animal control found the 1-year-old dog emaciated, sick with a fever and locked in a cage without food or water.

Teen charged in massive Hamilton warehouse fire to be tried as an adult

The blaze caused more than $1 million in damage and forced nearby residents to evacuate.

  Why 40K people want Lakota schools to be off day after Halloween

It begins with a 15-year-old freshman named Dominic Miller.

  The ‘predator patrol’ that keeps Butler County kids safe on Halloween

It's about being visible, the deputy says, and making sure they're abiding by their rules.

  Copper thieves may have stolen jobs away from Hamilton

Thieves have gone as far as cutting the main power lines into the building.

Owner of scared, hungry dog found in Hamilton charged with cruelty

‘Lucy’ the dog was found on Knightsbridge Road Oct. 23 at 1 p.m. by two people visiting from out of town.

  ‘I don’t think we are ever going to be good,’ family of mother, 2-year-old killed in crash near Trenton says

The family of the mother and toddler killed in a crash near Trenton are still mourning their loss.

Police: 18-year-old fights girlfriend, bystanders and officers in Oxford

Witnesses say he was thrown out of a bar for being too drunk... and things got worse from there.

  Mother of three now clean after 7 weeks of treatment, sets sights on future

"I was lost in a world of addiction. I was alone.”

  Trenton community rallies for police officer with breast cancer

The family has watched donations come in from all across town.

  Scared, hungry dog found in Hamilton, officials now looking for her owners

“She just seemed like she didn’t want anyone to hurt her anymore.”

  2 medical marijuana dispensaries to open in Butler County this week

It's a potentially life-changing development for those who live with pain.

  Oxford woman charged with starving dog for weeks, police say

Dollar was found emaciated, locked in his cage without food or water and was soiled in his own urine and liquid feces.

Prosecutor: Warning to archdiocese about Drew was verbal, not written

Butler County Prosecutor Mike Gmoser is clarifying remarks he made recently regarding a warning he said he issued to the archdiocese about one of their priests.

  Butler Co. investigators seize $65K of illegal vaping products

The sheriff’s office is cracking down on THC vapes.

Hamilton City Council candidate listed as victim and suspect in assault

A Hamilton City Council candidate says he was assaulted, according to a Facebook video he released Thursday

2 food delivery drivers robbed at gunpoint in West Chester

Police believe the crimes are connected, a township spokeswoman says

Hamilton man, 50, dies weeks after crash

Jesus Olvera was critically hurt in a Sept. 29 crash at Hampshire Drive and High Street, police confirm

  4-year-old hurt in 20-foot fall from Lakota East football bleachers

The child suffered a serious head injury and went to a hospital, an incident report shows

Residents escape Hamilton fire

No injuries were reported

Medical helicopter responds to Butler Co crash

A female was reported partially ejected from a vehicle at Oxford Trenton and Hamilton Richmond roads

  Fight between two women at dog park caught on video

Police are investigating after two women got into a fight at the Furfield Dog Park in Fairfield on Monday.

  City of Fairfield pit bull ban to remain in place

The breed has been banned by the city for more than a decade.

  Man’s lawn mower and trailer stolen for second time in five weeks

The first time, someone stole his trailer and lawn mower from his driveway in Hamilton.

  Vigil honors murder victims, missing people, fallen heroes in Butler County

For more than 30 years, Victims United, a Butler County non-profit, has hosted the vigil as a way for anyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one to relieve part of their pain.

Butler County mother pleads guilty to accidentally killing her baby

Saralin Walden pleaded guilty Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter in the October 2018 death of her 3-month-old daughter, Rae’Anna Stevenson

Mother, 2-year-old son killed in 3-vehicle crash near Trenton identified

Alexa Renea Perry, 25, and Daxton Perry, 2, died of ‘multiple traumatic injuries’ suffered in the crash, the coroner’s report says.

Police: Teen charged in Middletown homicide; drugs, money stolen from victim

Initial investigations by police show the victim “was targeted because of the drug dealing that was taking place," a statement from Middletown police reads.

  2-year-old, adult killed in 3-vehicle crash near Trenton

Dispatch said the accident happened on Trenton Oxford and Jacksonburg Road around 2:40 p.m.

  ’Lighting The Way Fore All’ charity event happening in West Chester

The third annual Lighting The Way Fore All event at Top Golf In West Chester is scheduled for Sunday.

  Fairfield City Schools students are working together to lead the fight against cancer

This year they raised money for two-year-old Oliver Bibee who was diagnosed with pediatric cancer.

1 dead in crash near Butler County line

First responders received a report at least one person was trapped in a vehicle at Middletown Germantown and Keister roads in Madison Township

  Bride, groom robbed leaving wedding reception at West Chester hotel

A newlywed couple had a frightening and rough start to their marriage when they were robbed leaving their reception, police say.

  Trial date set for West Chester quadruple homicide suspect

Gurpreet Singh has pleaded not guilty and is held without bond at the county jail

Federal judge dismisses lawsuit against Butler Co. prosecutor by deputy

Judge Michael Barrett said in court documents that the “matter is closed and terminated.”

Middletown city manager suspended after outburst in coffee shop

Doug Adkins will publicly apologize during the next Middletown City Council meeting, a city spokeswoman says

  Motorcyclist seriously hurt in West Chester crash

Initial emergency dispatches indicate the motorcyclist suffered “major trauma” and has a broken femur.

Police: 18-year-old charged in connection with shooting in Oxford

Benjamin Hizer, 18, and the 17-year-old arranged to meet a third male at a car wash for an illegal drug transaction, according to police.

Person struck, killed by train in Middletown

It appears the person was struck by a train, a city spokesperson tells FOX19 NOW.

  Edgewood Elementary student reports a teacher touched her inappropriately, says sheriff’s office

Officials may press formal charges pending the outcome of an investigation.

Police: 17-year-old shot in Oxford

Dispatch said a call reporting a shooting in the 5200 block of College Corner Pike came in at 4:10 p.m.

Three high school students injured in Ross Township semi-truck crash

Three students were injured in a crash involving a semi-truck Friday evening in Ross Township.

  Body cam video released of rescue attempt after truck crashed into Fairfield pond

The Butler County Coroner has listed the cause of deaths as accidental drownings.

  Early Christmas display causes Monroe resident to call the police, city

The Schmitt family Christmas celebration took place in Monroe in mid-September this year.

Middletown police chief leaves earlier than expected due to ‘issues at the City’

'I love the police department more than anything and I would do anything for them'

  Woman’s death at Fairfield apartment investigated as homicide

They she died at some point Tuesday, but was not found until the next day.

  13-year-old boy killed in Butler County crash

It happened in the 7500 block of Hamilton Scipio Road in Reily Township

18 indicted after hazing incident at Miami U fraternity

Eighteen men have been indicted following an alleged fraternity hazing incident at Miami University in March.

Butler County grand jury declines to charge man accused of beating neighbor’s dog to death

Charles K. Miller of Madison Township pleaded not guilty to one count of cruelty to a companion animal during his last court appearance Aug. 9.