CINCINNATI (AP) - The parents of four black students who allege their children were expelled over rap music videos are suing an Ohio school district, charging violation of free speech and other constitutional rights. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati against the Northwest Local School District and others.
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - Mid-Ohio Valley residents exposed to a chemical used by a DuPont plant in West Virginia can now apply for free medical monitoring. An attorney for Parkersburg-area plaintiffs, Harry Deitzler, says residents can apply for a free blood test and free medical screening to uncover diseases linked to the chemical C8.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - An Ohio man has been charged with murder in connection with the death of a West Virginia teenager. Police tell media outlets that a body found in Meigs County has been identified as that of 16-year-old Erika Brown of Cross Lanes, West Virginia. Brown was reported missing August 10th. Meigs County Sheriff Keith O. Wood says an Ohio trooper arrested 36-year-old Ernest M. Roach of Racine, Ohio on Saturday.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander says he wants to keep his personal life private after nude photos of him and model girlfriend Kate Upton allegedly were hacked from an online account. Verlander spoke to reporters Tuesday before Detroit played the Indians. The 31-year-old did not comment specifically on the photos. The former AL MVP is scheduled to pitch tomorrow.
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