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Lightning kills boy swimming in Pennsylvania creek

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Authorities say a lightning strike has killed a boy who was swimming in a central Pennsylvania creek. More>>

Ohio police: Wedding guest tries to steal gifts

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Police in Dayton say a wedding guest tried to make off with checks and cash for the newlyweds. Officers were called to the wedding reception late Saturday night after workers noticed that a safe had been emptied out. Police say about $6,800 was found in unopened wedding cards inside a tuxedo garment bag belonging to one of the guests. A police report says surveillance video showed a man entering the office and later walking out with the garment bag. The man told police he... More>>

Flying club remembers 4 killed in Ohio plane crash

CLEVELAND (AP) - Members of a flying club held a candlelight vigil to remember four Ohio college students killed a week ago when a small plane crashed just after taking off near Cleveland. Friends and family members were among the 80 people who gathered Sunday night near the crash site in Willoughby Hills. Federal officials say the pilot of the plane reported he was having trouble climbing just after takeoff and was trying to return to the airport. All four people aboard the plane were stude... More>>

Ohio lawmaker seeks video in Wal-Mart shooting

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CINCINNATI (AP) - The president of Ohio's legislative black caucus is urging the state attorney general to release surveillance video of the fatal police shooting of a young black man in a suburban Dayton Wal-Mart store. Democratic state Rep. Alicia Reece of Cincinnati says on her web site that she has written to Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine expressing deep concern that information isn't being released in a way that inspires confidence, especially in the African-American community.... More>>

Authorities recover man's body after boat sinks

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Authorities recovered the body of a 22-year-old man from a western Ohio lake after responding to a call about a sinking boat. More>>

Bad weather shuts down concerts, delays flights

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Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast have slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events and sent people scurrying from a beach in New York after three men there were struck by lightning. More>>

University of Toledo forms water task force

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A university in northwestern Ohio says it's forming a group to help government leaders deal with the ongoing algae threat on Lake Erie. More>>

Ohio police say 2-year-old's death a homicide

Police have a murder arrest warrant out for a 27-year-old man after the death of a 2-year-old boy was ruled a homicide. More>>

Talking bird helped break school abduction case

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A Philadelphia detective has testified about a foul-mouthed bird that helped lead police to the woman charged with abducting a 5-year-old from school. More>>

Toledo zoo welcomes 100-year-old tortoise

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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - The newest resident of the Toledo Zoo is a 100-year-old dome-shelled Galapagos tortoise that weighs in at 440 pounds. The tortoise, named Emerson, arrived at the zoo Wednesday night from the San Diego Zoo. He was escorted by Toledo Zoo personnel on his flight to Detroit before being driven to Toledo and uncrated inside a heated shed. Handlers welcomed him with carrot and sweet potato treats and a neck rub. The (Toledo) Blade reports Emerson is the zoo's first Galapagos to... More>>

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