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Local Groups File Lawsuit Against Dayton Mall

Dec 15, 2015
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Two local organizations have filed a lawsuit in federal court saying the Dayton Mall’s bus stop discriminates against people with disabilities.

Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, or ABLE, joined with Disability Rights Ohio in a suit filed Tuesday. They say the public RTA bus stop at the mall is unreasonably far from the mall’s main entrance, creating barriers for people with disabilities who work or shop at the mall.

Jason Boylan is an attorney for Disability Rights Ohio. He says the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was intended to prevent situations like this.

(AP) — A teenager accused of trying to steal Nike sneakers from a mall shopper who fatally shot another teen with him has been sentenced to two years in prison on reckless homicide and grand theft convictions.

The 17-year-old was sentenced Tuesday on his adult convictions involving a Dec. 20 fatal shooting outside the Dayton Mall.

Defense attorney L. Patrick Mulligan had asked for community control instead of prison. He said Tuesday that the teen didn't have a gun or cause the death and had no prior record.

John Dixon works at  Access Dayton, one of the groups leading the push to move the stop. He says if he can't get a ride, a trip to the mall can take hours.
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Local groups will recognize the 25th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act or ADA this weekend with a protest. Activists say the Greater Dayton RTA bus stop at the Dayton Mall discriminates against people with disabilities.

The ADA is a federal law that’s led to a lot of the accommodations we’re used to today, like curb ramps and braille on elevators, but leaders with Access Dayton and Leaders for Equality and Action Dayton (LEAD) say the bus stop at the Dayton Mall violates the spirit of that law.

Teen Pleads Guilty in Dayton Mall Robbery Case

Jul 14, 2015
Dayton Mall
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17-year-old Keyan Moore has pleaded guilty to charges related to a fatal shooting last year outside the Dayton Mall.

The teen was with two friends on December 20th when one of his friends allegedly tried to rob someone.

The Miami Township Police Department says that friend, 16-year-old Jawaad Jabbar pulled out a gun to try to steal a pair of shoes from a man with a concealed carry permit. The permit-holder shot Jabbar once, and he died later in the hospital.

Teen Charged In Dayton Mall Shooting And Attempted Robbery

Jan 22, 2015

Montgomery County prosecutors have charged a 16-year-old for his connection with the attempted robbery of a shopper and the fatal shooting of another teenager.

Two teenagers who were with a 16-year-old boy who was shot by an adult outside the Dayton Mall last month have been charged with his death. The shooter has been cleared on the basis of self defense.

The Miami Township Police Department says 16-year-old Jawaad Jabbar attempted to steal a pair of shoes from a man with a concealed carry permit on Dec. 20. The permit holder took out his gun and shot Jabbar once. He died later in the hospital. The Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office says the shooter will not be charged and his name hasn’t been released.

Police: Shopper Shot Teen After Robbery Attempt

Dec 22, 2014
Dayton Mall
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Police in southwest Ohio say a shopper fatally shot a 16-year-old boy after an alleged robbery attempt outside an Ohio shopping mall.

Dayton Mall Development Seeking Public Input

Nov 20, 2014
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Miami Township and Miamisburg are looking for public input on a redevelopment plan for the Dayton Mall, starting with a meeting Thursday night at the Miami Township Government Center from 6:30-8 p.m.

Local police say some shopping going on at a major retail center isn't for clothes or appliances.

A recent drug bust at an auto detail shop was the latest in a series of actions near the Dayton Mall. The Dayton Daily News reports several arrests of suspected drug dealers in the past month.

A 20-year-old man was fatally shot April 4 at a beverage drive-thru near the mall amid an FBI drug investigation.

Authorities say the heavily traveled area with many parking lots gives drug dealers opportunities for quick, car-to-car sales.