Supreme Court weighs same-sex marriage cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — Same-sex couples in 11 more states would win the right to marry, but the issue would remain unsettled nationwide if the Supreme Court were to surprise everyone and decline to take up gay marriage right now. A decision by the justices to reject calls from all...

Police: Worker hid $1,200 worth of meat in pants

CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. (AP) — A New York supermarket employee has been accused of leaving the store with $1,200 worth of meat hidden in his pants. State police say Gregory Rodriguez, of Ossining, is charged with fourth-degree grand larceny. Rodriguez works at the A&P in...

Court Allows Challenge Of Breath-alcohol Results

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that defendants in drunken driving cases can challenge the accuracy of specific breath-alcohol results. The court also says that defendants can question whether specific machines operated properly at the time of the test. The...

LeBron James Bringing His Story To TV Series

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James is hoping to motivate kids by telling his own inspiring story. The NBA superstar is co-producing a half-hour TV series called “Becoming,” which will showcase the journeys of some of today’s top athletes. The pilot focuses on James,...

Ohio to study 3 types of prison security drones

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio’s prisons agency says it will study three types of drones as it weighs whether to use the devices to keep an eye on inmates in two prisons. The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction says a request for proposal will be made for a company to assess...

New Mexico hopes ‘singing road’ curbs speeding

TIJERAS, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico transportation officials are hoping a “singing road” along historic Route 66 will curb speeding. Tigress Productions is creating the road between Albuquerque and the mountain community of Tijeras for a new National Geographic...

Mock, 1st female pilot to circle globe, dies at 88

CINCINNATI (AP) — The first female pilot to fly solo around the world has died. Geraldine “Jerrie” Mock was 88. Mock’s grandson, Chris Flocken, said Wednesday that she died at her home in Quincy, Florida, on Tuesday after being in failing health for months. Mock...

Police board bus, seize cap guns from first-grader

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police boarded a school bus in northeast Ohio and seized two toy cap guns from a 6-year-old boy they say was pointing them at other children. The bus driver alerted police when he saw the first-grader with what turned out to be toy pistols Tuesday morning in...

Columbia Gas warns of phone scam

Columbia Gas of Ohio is warning its customers of a phone scam affecting customers across the state. The scam involves a caller claiming to be from Columbia Gas and requesting immediate payment of a natural gas bill to avoid termination. Columbia Gas says the callers are not from...

Ohio State student who ran on field loses scholarship

COLUMBUS (AP) — A student who ran onto the field during an Ohio State football game and was body-slammed by a coach is losing his scholarship amid his court case. Defense attorney Mark Collins says officials on Tuesday started removing 21-year-old Anthony Wunder from the Evans...