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Brothers Killed Their Dad, Then Themselves: Police

Ohio police chief calls apparent murder-suicide 'bizarre'

(Newser) - Police in Beachwood, Ohio, say two brothers shot and killed their father, then fatally shot themselves during an ensuing SWAT standoff, Cleveland.com reports. Dr. Richard Warn, 59, was found dead of multiple gunshot wounds inside his home Thursday night after his wife returned without her keys and was unable... More »

GOP Candidate Vows to Stay in Race After Fake Diploma

Florida's Melissa Howard says the whole thing was a 'mistake'

(Newser) - It wasn't fake news , but a fake diploma: A Florida GOP candidate has admitted she lied about having a degree from Ohio's Miami University, though she says she didn't mean to dupe the public. "It was not my intent to deceive or mislead anyone. I made... More »

In a Burger King Bathroom, a Newborn Defies Odds

Infant born in toilet expected to be OK as mother heads to rehab

(Newser) - A 26-year-old Ohio woman is heading to drug rehab in the hope of securing custody of her week-old son, born in the toilet of a Burger King bathroom stall. Authorities responding to a report of a man passed out behind the wheel of a running car say they found Zachary... More »

Democrat Won't Concede in Ohio Special Election

Republican rival's lead is shrinking

(Newser) - President Trump has already congratulated the Republican candidate in a closely watched special congressional election in Ohio—but election officials say the race has actually tightened. Officials in Franklin County, where Republican Troy Balderson and Democrat Danny O'Connor are competing for a House seat, say they found 588 previously... More »

Cincinnati Cop Tases Girl Accused of Stealing Food

Officer is on restricted duty amid investigation

(Newser) - A Cincinnati police officer is on restricted duty after using a Taser on an 11-year-old girl suspected of stealing food from a Kroger. "It's hard to understand why an 11-year-old would be tased. I expect answers in 24 hours," Vice Mayor Christopher Smitherman tells the Cincinnati Enquirer... More »

GOP Declares Victory in Tight Ohio Race

Trump congratulates Balderson on 'great victory'

(Newser) - The year's last special election for a House seat was too close to call Tuesday night—but that didn't stop Republicans from declaring victory in an Ohio district they've held since 1983, the Washington Post reports. GOP state Sen. Troy Balderson was 1,754 votes ahead of... More »

One Big Race to Watch: Trump's Pick in Kansas

Kris Kobach is trying to unseat a sitting GOP governor, with the president's backing

(Newser) - Voters in five states go to the polls on Tuesday, and analysts will again be looking for clues on what the results might mean for the November midterms. Some highlights:
  • Kansas: The GOP primary for the governor's seat might be the highest-profile contest of the night because of President
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Cop: Police Chief Who OD'd Took Drugs From Evidence Room

Neighboring police agency says James Hughes Jr. lifted drugs from evidence room

(Newser) - An Ohio police chief died in May , and an autopsy released last month said he died from "acute intoxication by fentanyl." Now officials say they think they know how James Hughes Jr. got his hands on the deadly drug: They believe he took it from the Kirkersville Police... More »

Man Cited for Damage After Breaking Into Car to Save Dogs

Ohio police say Richard Hill should have waited

(Newser) - An Ohio man who smashed a window to save two dogs left in a hot car received a citation for criminal damage from police officers who turned up minutes later. Richard Hill says he saw the dogs in a car in the parking lot of the Parma, Ohio, Walmart on... More »

Man's Mouth Duct-Taped Shut Twice as He's Sentenced

Ohio judge says Franklyn Williams wouldn't stop talking

(Newser) - A report on a judge imposing a gag order has likely never been so literal. Cleveland.com reports Franklyn Williams' mouth was covered with red duct tape as he was sentenced to 24 years in prison Tuesday after being convicted on armed robbery charges. The 32-year-old reportedly repeatedly kept speaking... More »

Flood of New Illness Reports Hit Chipotle

But hey, there's free guacamole Tuesday!

(Newser) - Food safety concerns are once again plaguing Chipotle: Consumer complaints filed on IWasPoisoned.com —a website that tracks possible food poisoning cases and helped reveal a 2015 E. coli outbreak at Chipotle locations—suggest close to 200 people have fallen ill after eating at a Ohio restaurant, per Business... More »

Vandals Target DeVos' $40M Yacht

It was set adrift, hit dock in Ohio

(Newser) - Betsy DeVos has another problem on her hands besides the education of US children. A $40 million yacht owned by the education secretary's family crashed into a dock after it was set adrift from an Ohio marina over the weekend, reports the Toledo Blade . Huron police, who are reviewing... More »

Band Calls Police Lip Sync of Its Song 'Amazing'

Lady Antebellum sounds pleased with the job

(Newser) - An Ohio police department's entry in a lip sync challenge sweeping the nation has gotten rave reviews—including from the country music group whose song is featured, the AP reports. Middletown police Chief Rodney Muterspaw says he's "overwhelmed" by the response to a video his department created... More »

How a Student's Diligence Helped Solve 1975 Mystery

A cemetery index entry of 'Unknown Female White Bones' bothered her too much to ignore

(Newser) - For 40 years, the skeleton with a bullet hole in its left temple carried the title of "Unknown White Female Bones." No longer , thanks to an Ohio college student and the Californian forensic artist she inspired. The Washington Post has new details on the case: Christina Scates, 23,... More »

Son of Greek Billionaire Dead in US. Fentanyl Is Blamed

Socrates S. Kokkalis, 34, was found in Cleveland hotel

(Newser) - The youngest son of a Greek billionaire has died in Ohio of a suspected overdose involving fentanyl. Socrates S. Kokkalis, 34, was found in Cleveland's downtown Marriott Hotel around 2:45pm Saturday, about 12 hours after he's believed to have died. Though an official cause of death is... More »

Body of Missing Girl Identified After 44 Years

Relatives thought they would die wondering

(Newser) - After Akron 17-year-old Linda Pagano vanished in 1974, her family spent 44 years wondering what had happened to her. Now they know she was murdered. Stepfather Byron Claflin reported her missing a day after he kicked her out of his apartment for coming home late from a concert. The Cuyahoga... More »

'Guarded' Prognosis for Cat Tortured With Firecracker

Someone put the explosive into Katy P.'s rectum

(Newser) - They named her Katy P., after Katy Perry and her "Firework" song, but the backstory behind an Ohio cat's new moniker is more horrific than inspiring. People notes the tabby is "lucky to be alive" after someone's cruel decision to place a lit firecracker into the... More »

Stormy Daniels Arrested; Lawyer Claims 'Set-Up'

She allegedly violated Ohio law prohibiting strip club touching

(Newser) - Stormy Daniels was arrested at an Ohio strip club early Thursday after allegedly violating an "obscure" state law, per CNN —though her lawyer claims it was a set-up. Daniels, real name Stephanie Clifford, was believed to have been performing at Columbus strip club Sirens when she "was... More »

Cops Called on 12-Year-Old for Mistakenly Cutting Someone's Lawn

His customer calls whole situation spurred by her neighbor 'ridiculous'

(Newser) - Mr. Reggie’s Lawn Cutting Service is booming—and it's all because of a viral video made after the cops were called on the company's namesake. That would be 12-year-old Reginald Fields, who WEWS explains runs a summer landscaping business in Maple Heights, Ohio, that cuts people's... More »

Patrons Complained Service Was Slow. Then the Cops Came

Black patrons now say they were racially profiled by manager who thought they wouldn't pay

(Newser) - A night out at an Ohio Bahama Breeze for a group of sorority sisters ended with complaints of slow service, police on the scene, and now, a fired manager after some of the black patrons said they were racially profiled. WKYC reports on the June 19 incident, when about 40... More »

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