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Police arrest Cleveland-area man; call him a serial abductor

by Associated Press on December 5, 2016 at 1:00 pm

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities in the Cleveland area have arrested a man who they say broke into two homes and kidnapped a young girl and tried to abduct another within the past year. Investigators said Monday that they found DNA to link the 29-year-old man to both cases. They’re calling him a serial abductor and… Continue Reading

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Ohio gas prices up; remain slightly below national average

by Associated Press on December 5, 2016 at 1:00 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gas prices in Ohio are up about 13 cents compared with this time a week ago, while remaining below the national average. The average price for a gallon of regular gas in Ohio was about $2.16 in Monday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc…. Continue Reading

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Prosecutors charge Ohio teen whose gun killed toddler

by Associated Press on December 5, 2016 at 10:00 am

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors in Ohio have charged a teenager whose gun got into the hands of a 7-year-old who accidentally shot a 3-year-old boy to death. Authorities in Toledo filed charges of complicity to negligent homicide and failure to secure firearms against the 15-year-old late last week in juvenile court. They say the… Continue Reading

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Police: Officer fatally shoots driver who fled Ohio crash

by Associated Press on December 5, 2016 at 9:00 am

HUDSON, Ohio (AP) — Police say a driver who ran from a crash on the Ohio Turnpike was fatally shot when an officer tracked him down in a wooded area and a struggle ensued. Hudson police say the male driver was traveling at a fast speed when he sideswiped another vehicle and his car flipped… Continue Reading

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Prosecutor: New AG won’t affect probe of Wal-Mart shooting

by Associated Press on December 5, 2016 at 9:00 am

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A federal prosecutor says the review of a black man’s fatal shooting by a white police officer in an Ohio Wal-Mart won’t be affected when Republican President-elect Donald Trump takes office. Officer Sean Williams shot John Crawford III at the Beavercreek store in August 2014 after a 911 caller reported someone… Continue Reading

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After 2-year-old’s death, stepdad charged over unsecured gun

by Associated Press on December 5, 2016 at 8:00 am

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The stepfather of a 2-year-old girl who was fatally shot has been charged with child endangering in northwest Ohio. The Blade in Toledo reports that court documents indicate 27-year-old Turhan Johnson told police he left a handgun unsecured in his home. No details were immediately released about how the child was… Continue Reading

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Off-duty cop hurt while breaking up Cincinnati knife fight

by Associated Press on December 5, 2016 at 7:00 am

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police say an off-duty officer and two other people were injured after a knife fight broke out in the area of Cincinnati’s Fountain Square this weekend. Lt. Steve Saunders says police received reports of the altercation at the downtown square around 2 a.m. Sunday. An off-duty Cincinnati officer working nearby attempted to… Continue Reading

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Police officer fatally shoots suspect in Summit County

by Associated Press on December 5, 2016 at 4:00 am

HUDSON, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating after a suspect was fatally shot by a police officer following an accident along the Ohio Turnpike in Summit County. Hudson police say the unidentified male suspect was driving on the highway at a high rate of speed when he sideswiped another vehicle… Continue Reading

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Suspect in custody after Cleveland man killed over drug debt

by Associated Press on December 5, 2016 at 4:00 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the fatal shooting of a 41-year-old man in a neighborhood that borders Cleveland’s downtown area. Officers were dispatched to a home on East 43rd Street around 8 a.m. Sunday following reports of a shooting. At the scene police found Nakika Burston suffering from a… Continue Reading

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Ohio teen faces juvenile charges in fatal shooting of father

by Associated Press on December 5, 2016 at 1:00 am

WARREN, Ohio (AP) — A 15-year-old Ohio girl won’t be tried as an adult in the fatal shooting of her sleeping father. Prosecutors in Trumbull County have decided to keep the case in juvenile court The man’s wife says he had abused her for years and that her daughter fired the fatal shot in July… Continue Reading