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Lawyer: No drugs, booze in woman beaten by officer

Marlene Pinnock, left, poses with her attorney, Caree Harper during an interview Sunday Aug. 10, 2014 in Los Angeles. Pinnock, a homeless woman was beaten by a CHP officer in July 2014. Sunday was Pinnock’s first publicized interview since the incident, that was videotaped....
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Ward crafted reputation as wheelman before death

Lynn Hardy cries Sunday Aug. 10, 2014, in front of the Westward Painting Co. Inc in Lyons Falls, N.Y., where race car driver Kevin Ward Jr. kept and worked on his car and worked with his father Kevin Sr. in the painting business. Hardy was married to Kevoin Sr’s brother and...

Findlay High students can wear tank tops to school

Months after a hashtag on Twitter marked protests of Findlay High School’s dress code, students will start the academic year being able to wear tank tops to class. The Findlay school board approved a change to the high school’s handbook Monday that allows for certain tanks to be...

Report: Utica shale production grows in Ohio

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A new federal report says that natural gas production in Ohio’s Utica Shale region is growing rapidly. The report issued Monday found that production from the Utica region in eastern Ohio increased by more than 10 times over the last two years, from 115...

Experts: Cleveland Area Has No Algal Toxins So Far

CLEVELAND (AP) — The supplier of water to 1.4 million people in the Cleveland area has not seen any evidence of the toxin found in algal blooms that recently caused Toledo to warn 400,000 people not to drink or wash with tap water. Cuyahoga County executive Ed FitzGerald held a...

Judge extends temporary halt to Ohio executions

COLUMBUS (AP) — A freeze on capital punishment in Ohio will continue into 2015 after a federal judge extended a months-long moratorium on executions as questions mount about the effectiveness of a new, two-drug combination being used to carry out the death penalty. The ruling by...

Family Of Man Fatally Shot At Wal-Mart Seeks Video

CINCINNATI (AP) — Family members of a man fatally shot by police at a southwestern Ohio Walmart believe store video will provide answers about what happened that day and vindicate him. The family’s attorney and the father of John Crawford III said Monday that they requested...
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Ukraine OKs Red Cross-led aid mission to east

A prisoner tramples smoldering grass in a high-security facility after shelling in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. Local authorities say more than 100 prisoners have fled from a high-security facility after it was hit by shelling in the rebel stronghold of...
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Iraq crisis deepens; US directly arms Kurds

A U.S. F/A-18 fighter jet takes off for Iraq from the flight deck of the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Persian Gulf, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. U.S. military officials said American fighter aircraft struck and destroyed several vehicles Sunday that were part...
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Every time I Look at a Picture, I get into TROUBLE!

Milepost 861 It always starts out innocent enough… I see a picture and say, “Gee, that’s nice…” but after looking more closely, I invariably see something or read something in the caption that just doesn’t seem right. Take the above photo for...