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11 months 1 week ago

Castro to be arraigned today

Ariel Castro will be arraigned later today. He's accused of kidnapping and holding three women captive for ten years. Castro is allegedly responsible for the horrors inside a Cleveland home, and he is charged with three counts of rape and four counts of kidnapping. Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and...

1 year 1 month ago

Boehner says he 'absolutely' trusts Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner says he "absolutely" trusts President Barack Obama - not that they don't have their differences. Boehner tells ABC's "This Week" that the two have a good relationship and that they're "open with each other ... honest with each other." But the Ohio lawmaker...

1 year 7 months ago

Inmate says he's too obese for execution

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A condemned Ohio inmate who weighs at least 480 pounds wants his upcoming execution delayed, saying he's too heavy for the state's lethal injection process. Ronald Post shot and killed a hotel clerk in northern Ohio almost 30 years ago. He says his weight, vein access,...

1 year 6 months ago

Obama-Romney race is focused on 7 states

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - With the Republican convention beginning tomorrow and the Democrats kicking off a week later, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are still looking to lock up states that could get them to the 270 electoral votes needed to win in November. An Associated Press analysis of...

1 year 8 months ago

Names of victims emerge in Colo. theater rampage

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Relatives have identified two more victims from the Colorado movie theater shooting. Six-year-old Veronica Moser was killed, her great-aunt, Annie Dalton, tells The Associated Press. Another victim is 27-year-old Matt McQuinn, says family attorney Rob Scott from Dayton, Ohio. Veronica's mother, Ashley Moser, 25, is in...

1 year 9 months ago

Feds expanding state access to immigration data

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Federal officials are expanding access to an immigration database so that several states can use it to cleanse voter rolls. The Homeland Security Department first notified Florida officials last week that they could check to see if registered voters are actually noncitizens who should not be...

2 years 2 days ago

Fort Carson soldier remembered

Family and friends are honoring the life of a Fort Carson soldier. A memorial was held Monday on the Mountain Post for 26-year-old Staff Sergeant Christopher Brown, who was on his 4th tour of duty when he was killed April 3rd in Afghanistan. SSgt Brown was part of the...

2 years 1 month ago

Ohio school shooting reveals value of social media

With people using social media like Twitter and Facebook more than ever, these sites are of growing importance in emergency situations. During the school shooting in Chardon, Ohio this week, students tweeted moment by moment, providing real-time updates to responders who used that information to direct aid. Local emergency...

2 years 1 month ago

Second student dies from shooting at Ohio school

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a student wounded in an Ohio school shooting has been declared brain dead, the second reported fatality. Hugh Shannon, administrator at the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office, says officials received the word early this morning about Russell King Jr. Shannon says the office is...

2 years 1 month ago

Shooting at Ohio school

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) - A sheriff's office is confirming a shooting at a northeastern Ohio high school. Civil deputy Erin Knife with the Geauga County Sheriff's Office says the shooting was reported around 7:30 a.m. Monday at Chardon High School. Knife says she doesn't have the number of victims yet,...

2 years 3 months ago

Obama campaign seeks ad rates in states

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama campaign has requested advertising rates in a number of key states, a sign that it could be close to airing its first television commercials of the 2012 campaign. The president's campaign has sought the advertising information in 14 states that are expected to be...

2 years 3 months ago

Ohio fire kills 3

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Three people are dead following a house fire in Columbus late Christmas Eve. Battalion Chief Michael Fowler says the blaze was reported shortly before midnight Saturday in a vacant house on the city's west side. But when firefighters reached the scene neighbors reported that...

2 years 6 months ago

Wild animals on the loose in Ohio

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) - Police armed with rifles are patrolling rural Zanesville where dozens of animals escaped from a wild-animal preserve and where the owner's body later was found. Some school districts were expected to cancel classes Wednesday as the remaining bears, big cats and other beasts from the...

2 years 8 months ago

Wrong baby cremated

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio county will pay more than $68,000 to families whose dead children got mixed up by the morgue, resulting in the wrong one being cremated. Franklin County commissioners in Columbus approved the settlements on Tuesday, including $50,000 for the family of a 14-month-old boy...

2 years 8 months ago

Sentencing begins for Ohio serial killer

CLEVELAND (AP) - The sentencing phase begins today in Cleveland in the trial of an ex-Marine convicted of killing 11 women. Sex offender Anthony Sowell was convicted in July of murdering the women and abusing their corpses, which were hidden in his home and buried in his backyard. ...

2 years 8 months ago

4 shot after George Clinton show in Ohio

CLEVELAND (AP) - Cleveland police say one of four people shot during a large fight after a concert featuring funk music artist George Clinton has died. Police spokesman Sgt. Sammy Morris says a 16-year-old shot in the head Saturday night near the outdoor festival died early Sunday at a hospital....

2 years 9 months ago

CC is part of new hockey "super" Conference

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Six of the top college hockey programs will become the National Collegiate Hockey Conference at the start of the 2013-14 season. NCAA champion Minnesota Duluth, Colorado College, Denver, Nebraska-Omaha and North Dakota of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association will join current Central Collegiate Hockey Association...

2 years 10 months ago

Odd punishment for illegal rafters

PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) - A northeast Ohio couple found themselves up to their ankles in trouble for rafting on a flood-swollen river without life preservers and lying about it afterward. A judge sentenced them to stand in a tiny swimming pool while wearing life jackets and handing out water...

3 years 6 months ago

5 states make final pitch in Asian carp case

Attorneys for and against closing Chicago-area shipping locks to stop the spread of Asian carp are making their final pitches to a federal judge. Oral arguments Monday are the last step before Judge Robert Dow decides the issue. Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin say the action would...

3 years 6 months ago

Ohio town invaded by skunks

A unique combination of weather and timing has created a bigger mess than usual this year for residents of Russell Township, Ohio. This time of year, skunks are fattening up for the winter. They are tearing into yards and landscaping looking for food. Skunks are digging for grub worms....

3 years 9 months ago

5 Great Lakes states sue feds over Asian carp

Five states are suing the federal government and Chicago's water department in federal court, demanding stronger action to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes. Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Minnesota and Pennsylvania filed the lawsuit Monday in U.S. District Court in northern Illinois. It seeks an order to close...

3 years 9 months ago

Roof collapses at sauerkraut factory

FREMONT, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say one worker has died in a roof collapse at a sauerkraut factory in northern Ohio. Fremont Police Chief Tim Wiersma says three others were injured in Wednesday's accident at the Fremont Co. Wiersma says two were taken to hospitals. One person remains trapped...

3 years 9 months ago

$261M Powerball prize claimed

A person who bought a $261.6 million Powerball lottery ticket in Ohio has claimed the prize, but the winner's identity has not been revealed. The Ohio Lottery says the holder of the sole winning ticket in the June 2 drawing claimed the winnings Tuesday and chose to take a...

3 years 10 months ago

Aging con man pleads guilty to murder

An aging con man once on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list has pleaded guilty to killing a young Ohio couple in 1977, his second admission in a double murder case this week. Edward Edwards appeared in an Akron courtroom Friday, two days after he unexpectedly pleaded guilty...

3 years 10 months ago

Ohio tornado damage: $100M

Officials say the northwest Ohio tornado that killed seven people over the weekend left behind at least $100 million in damage. At a news conference in devastated Lake Township on Monday, Wood County emergency management director Brad Gilbert also said that at least 100 homes were destroyed or severely...

3 years 10 months ago

Ohio tornado winds clocked at 165 mph

The National Weather Service says the tornado that killed seven people in northwest Ohio over the weekend had winds of up to 165 mph, was up to 300 yards wide and may have traveled 10 miles. Weather service meteorologist Will Kubina in Cleveland says the tornado was by far...

3 years 10 months ago

Death toll reaches 7 in Ohio tornado

People in northwest Ohio are sifting through houses that have been reduced to rubble by a tornado that killed seven people. Among the dead is the father of a valedictorian at a Toledo-area high school that had to reschedule its graduation. Neighbors say the house of the valedictorian's family...

4 years 1 week ago

Colorado shut out of All-America City finalists

More than two dozen communities have been named finalists for the National Civic League's 2010 All-America City Awards. The Denver-based organization says the cities were selected for addressing such issues as diversifying the labor force and funding services during the recession. Finalists are Chandler, Ariz., Bentonville, Ark., Dublin,...

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