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December 19, 2002 - 12:00pm
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The Morgan county sheriff’s office has one suspect in custody in connection with the murder of an area man. Sheriff Tom Jenkins says deputies were called to a home on state route 555 in Union township and found a victim of an apparent gunshot wound. The suspect is identified as 39-year-old Robert Ward of Malta. He’s charged with one count of murder. He’s being held on 500-thousand dollars bond. The victim is identified as 33-year-old David Winchell of Crooksville. Winchell is Ward's former...
December 18, 2002 - 10:57pm
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To serve and protect the community includes shopping tasks for some police officers.... "Shop of the South Zanesville Policemen," Heald its 2nd annual shop-a-thon to benefit some area children. Ten children were able to spend 1-hundred dollars on Christmas gifts. The proceeds from the "Vogue Show," made it possible for the event to take place. The Police Department plans on making "Shop With A Cop," Part of their annual tradition.
December 18, 2002 - 4:01pm
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The Muskingum county sheriff’s office says its solved the case of the possible hate crime involving a pig head. Ohio Civil Rights Commission officials announced that they were going to investigate an incident here after a coal run road resident found a severed pig’s head on her property. The victim, who is black, asked that her name not be used in the story. She is part of a group of residents who say they were denied water service for years because they are black. Today, chief deputy Wes...
December 18, 2002 - 2:51pm
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Christmas came early for the Falls Township Fire Department --only one of their two, new gifts wouldn't exactly fit under a tree. Within the past six months the department forked over money --along with grant funds--for thermal imaging equipment and a new tower truck. Firefighters credit the need for new equipment to booming growth in the northern portion of Muskingum County. The department says they will aid other departments with their imaging equipment and new tower truck which extends 85-...
December 18, 2002 - 1:16pm
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An out of state woman is lucky to be alive after she got lost and drove her car into a Perry county ditch. It happened overnight. The highway patrol says 72-year-old Mary Bothelho of Mansfield, Massachusetts was driving from Las Vegas to Massachusetts to deliver her late brother-in-laws car to family members. She was traveling on I-70, apparently exited onto state route 13 and was turning around in a restaurant parking lot when she went down a ditch. She called 9-1-1, told the Fairfield...
December 17, 2002 - 6:43pm
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A big change in the way your young kids get their vaccines will mean fewer screams in the pediatrician's office. A new vaccine that promises to cut out six of the twenty injections that babies get before the age of two won federal approval this week. The vaccine called Pediarix, combines into one injection today's shots that protect against five diseases. Pediarix won Food And Drug Administration approval after studies involving thousands of babies proved it was effective as the nine...
December 17, 2002 - 4:39pm
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Zanesville police are investigating an armed robbery. It happened around 11:30 Monday night at the Dairy Mart on Linden avenue. Police say a man entered the store, showed a handgun and demanded money. The suspect is described as a white male, around six feet tall with a medium build. He was wearing a ski mask and dark clothing and fled on foot.
If you have any information about the incident contact the Zanesville police department.
December 16, 2002 - 3:05pm
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A Perry county stepmother is now facing charges in the death of a baby six years ago. You may recall a report on Whiz news about 4-year-old Brandi Marie Conley who allegedly fell down a flight of stairs on December 18th 1996. In May of this year Perry county prosecutor Joe Flautt decided to re-examine the case. The final autopsy report ruled Conley's death a homicide and a case of child abuse...but no charges were ever filed. Well, that has changed. A Perry county grand jury has indicted...
December 16, 2002 - 2:07pm
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One, local charity needs salvation before Christmas and they're hoping donations pick up in the remaining nine shopping days before Christmas. Last year the Salvation Army made $50,000 and they're hoping to eclipse that this year. But, kettle collections and toy donations have been slow. Major Les Walter says he hopes donations pour in before it's too late. Kettles will remain parked outside of various, are stores through Christmas Eve, but toy donations must be made by late Saturday afternoon...
December 16, 2002 - 12:02pm
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An area man who escaped from the Noble county jail two weeks ago is back in custody. Columbus police say they caught Jeramee Hudson over the weekend when he fell through the ceiling of a room at a motel where he had been staying. Hudson was being held in Noble county for a string of burglaries in Ashland, Delaware, Knox, Richland and Vinton counties. He and another man were arrested October eighth in Vinton county. Officials transferred Hudson to Noble county to be held until trial. On...
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