Columbus Police Officers Begin Wearing Body Cameras

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus officials say 12 traffic officers have been equipped with the city’s first police body cameras after months of discussion about how the cameras would be used and deployed. A city statement Thursday says the officers began wearing body cameras...

Santa Claus is back on Facebook after proving his identity

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Santa Claus’ Facebook account has been reinstated after the social media company suspended his access and demanded proof of identity on Christmas Day. Claus, a North Pole city councilman, said he was never given a reason why his...

Shootings drive up number of police killed in line of duty

AP Photo/Gerald Herbert Ambushes in Dallas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and other shootings around the country led to a sharp increase in the number of police killed in the line of duty this year. From Jan. 1 through Wednesday, 135 officers lost their lives. Some died in traffic...

Cal freshman Charlie Moore plays with his father on his mind

AP Photo/Ben Margot BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Tanya Moore planned a nice seafood dinner out Friday night to celebrate husband Curtis’ 51st birthday, and that meant she would have to hire transportation help because he has struggled to stand up and walk since a...

Blue Jackets-Jets Sums

First Period_1, Winnipeg, Matthias 3 (Lowry, Trouba), 2:36. 2, Columbus, Saad 14 (Foligno), 7:55. 3, Columbus, Foligno 12 (Gagner, Werenski), 16:29 (pp). Penalties_Werenski, CBJ, (tripping), 0:24; Morrissey, WPG, (holding), 11:46; Morrissey, WPG, (hooking), 16:25. Second...

Cincinnati Nonprofit Helps Blind WWII Vet Avoid City Fine

CINCINNATI (AP) — A 98-year-old World War II veteran who is blind received help from a local charity to demolish a dilapidated shed next to his home and avoid a fine from the city of Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports ( ) Elijah Tooles was initially told he’d be...

4 Convictions Linked To Corrupt Ohio Detectives Vacated

CLEVELAND (AP) — Four men who pleaded guilty to various drug charges have had their convictions vacated because their cases were linked to three corrupt East Cleveland narcotics detectives. The charges against Jeffrey Brown, Khalid Dervic, Richard Hodges and Theotis Miller were...

Cooper, Anderson Help Green Bay Top Cleveland St 76-75 In OT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Charles Cooper had 19 points and eight rebounds and Trevor Anderson’s free throw with five seconds left lifted Green Bay to a 76-75 overtime win over Cleveland State in the Horizon League opener for both teams Thursday night. Kerem Kanter, the younger...

Changes To Ohio’s Policies On Jailing Parolees Recommended

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Inspector General’s Office has recommended that the state amend its rules on jailing parolees after finding that four prisoners were wrongly kept in jail for too long. The Akron Beacon Journal reports ( ) Howard Brockman Jr., of Akron, remained...

Player suspended from Belk Bowl for shoplifting at Belk

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Arkansas senior tight end Jeremy Sprinkle was suspended from the Belk Bowl game Thursday night against No. 18 Virginia Tech after police accused him of shoplifting from the department store that sponsors the game. Sprinkle was charged by Charlotte...