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Missing boater's father: "We just want to get him home" Video included

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The Ottawa County Sheriff concluded his department's search for the two remaining missing boaters on Lake Erie Friday evening. More>>

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No injuries after water rescue at Farnsworth Metropark Video included

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Waterville crews safely rescued passengers who were stuck on a boat on the Maumee River Friday afternoon. It's happened near Farnsworth Metropark in Waterville. More>>

Easter Sunday forecast

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It will be a cool start, with a warm and sunny afternoon. More>>

Lima man sentenced for sex with minors

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A Lima man will spend up to 22 years behind bars for forcing minors to take part in sexual activity. More>>

Easter Sand Sculpture complete in Finday Video included

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The 15th annual Easter Sand Sculpture is drawing large crowds to the Hancock County Fairgrounds. More>>

Blade Briefing: smoking ban fees not being collected

Several bars owe money for allowing smoking inside their establishments despite a ban. Marlene Harris-Taylor of The Toledo Blade joins us to talk about why most of that money isn’t being collected. More>>

Jury finds Amanda Bacon guilty in death of her son Video included

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The jury has found Amanda Bacon guilty in the murder of her son. The jury returned a guilty verdict on murder and child endangerment charges. Bacon was not found guilty of aggravated murder. More>>

Marshmallows to fall from sky in Wayne County

The forecast in two Detroit-area communities calls for marshmallows. More>>

Ohio prison vendor hit for damages

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state has hit a private food vendor that holds the contract for feeding Ohio prison inmates with $142,100 in damages for failing to meet contractual requirements. The Department More>>

Prisoner who escaped scheduled for court

A man who escaped from a Michigan prison in February is due in court next week to face escape, carjacking and kidnapping charges. More>>

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  • 68 graduate from the Toledo Police Academy

    68 graduate from the Toledo Police Academy

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:16 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:16:58 GMT
    The road to graduation isn't easy, but 68 men and women made it to the finish line.They're no officially members of the Toledo Police Department."I'm very excited, very happy to make it to this day," Ben-Jiang
    68 men and women graduate from the Toledo Police Academy.
  • Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

    Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:07:13 GMT
    ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) - A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets, where broken windows and debris fell, but there were no
    A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets, where broken windows and debris fell, but there were no early reports of major damage or casualties.
  • Mumps cases at central Ohio community college

    Mumps cases at central Ohio community college

    Columbus health officials say they've confirmed 2 cases of mumps at a local community college as an outbreak of the illness continues.
    Columbus health officials say they've confirmed two cases of mumps at a local community college as an outbreak of the illness continues.
  • Bodies of 2 boaters recovered; 2 still missing

    Bodies of 2 boaters recovered; 2 still missing

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:05:29 GMT
    The Coast Guard is searching for a missing boat with at least three people on board.Officials say they received a report of a 21-foot bath boat that hadn't returned when it was expected.They say the boaters
    The search continues by air and water for two boaters who are still missing in Lake Erie.  The US Coast Guard found two women dead in the water this afternoon. The search for two men who were with them is ongoing.
  • Virus killing piglets in Ohio and Michigan

    Virus killing baby pigs in Ohio and Michigan

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:24:33 GMT
    The cold winter we just came through helped fuel a virus in pigs. It's threatening pork production and pushing up prices. The Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus or PEDV has killed thousands of piglets across
    The cold winter we just came through helped fuel a virus in pigs. It's threatening pork production and pushing up prices. The Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus or PEDV has killed thousands of piglets.
  • Report: More beds needed at Lucas Co. Jail

    Report: More beds needed at Lucas Co. Jail

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:08:27 GMT
    More beds are needed at the Lucas County Jail. That's the conclusion of part one of a feasibility study. The current jail should only house about 350 inmates, but it houses around 425 on a regular basis. Those
    More beds are needed at the Lucas County Jail. That's the conclusion of part one of a feasibility study.
  • Suspect indicted in Port Clinton HS bomb threat

    Suspect indicted in Port Clinton HS bomb threat

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:05:36 GMT
    The Ottawa County Grand Jury has indicted a suspect in connection to the bomb threat at Port Clinton High School on April 1. Alex Fletcher is charged with inducing panic, disrupting public services and
    The Ottawa County Grand Jury has indicted a suspect in connection to the bomb threat at Port Clinton High School on April 1.
  • Hoarding case leaves Humane Society with a full house

    Hoarding case leaves Humane Society with a full house

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:49:41 GMT
    The Toledo Area Humane Society needs your help clearing out the shelter. Last Friday, investigators seized more than two dozen animals from a home in the 200 block of Portsmouth near West Sylvania. Cruelty
    The Toledo Area Humane Society is looking for foster families and new families looking to adopt. Last week they seized more than two dozen animals from an alleged hoarding case.
  • Man injured by drunk driver upset by sentence

    Man injured by drunk driver upset by sentence

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:33:41 GMT
    On December 7, 2013, Mike Lemon was driving to Wendys to get his kids some Frostys from Wendy's, when life as he knew it was shattered. He tells 13abc, "My first memory was several days later when i woke
    Man injured by drunk driver upset by sentence
  • Blade Briefing: heroin training session

    Blade Briefing: heroin training session

    Heroin is a growing epidemic in Lucas County. On Thursday area law enforcement took a step toward preventing overdoses and deaths. Vanessa McCray of The Toledo Blade joins us to explain.
  • Coast Guard warns weekend boaters

    Coast Guard warns weekend boaters

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:21:35 GMT
    The Coast Guard is warning boaters that despite the warmer weather, Lake Erie is still very cold. There is still some ice in eastern Lake Erie with a water temperature of 32 degrees. The water temperature
    Water temperatures are still very cold despite warmer weather.
  • Workers at Piston Automotive end strike

    Workers at Piston Automotive end strike

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:18:16 GMT
    Some workers at Piston Automotive walked off the job on Thursday morning. They are asking for UAW representation and say the company is refusing to acknowledge that. We have a reporter on the scene
    A dispute between a North Toledo auto supplier and the UAW has ended, after workers walked off the job Thursday morning.
  • Jury deliberations continue in Amanda Bacon trial

    Jury deliberations continue in Amanda Bacon trial

    Jury deliberations continued Thursday in the trial of Amanda Bacon, the Toledo woman accused of killing her six-month-old son Avery in December 2012. 13abc's Amy Montgomery has the latest from the courtroom.
  • Pope Francis: Not one step back when it comes to clerical sexual abuse

    Pope Francis: Not one step back

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:01 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:01:20 GMT
    Pope Francis has asked for the public's forgiveness for priests who have sexually abused children. Francis made the statement to a Catholic children's organization at the Vatican on Friday. "I feel compelled
    Pope Francis has asked for the public's forgiveness for priests who have sexually abused children.
  • Teen faces hearing in mob attack on motorist

    Teen faces hearing in mob attack on motorist

    A 16-year-old Detroit boy is due back in juvenile court on assault and ethnic intimidation charges in the brutal beating of a suburban motorist.
    A 16-year-old Detroit boy is due back in juvenile court on assault and ethnic intimidation charges in the brutal beating of a suburban motorist.
  • Springfield Schools outline levy options

    Springfield Schools outline levy options

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:12 PM EDT2014-04-17 02:12:28 GMT
    The Springfield Local School District is trying to figure out how to balance its books.Steep increases in healthcare costs, flat revenue and declining property values have school leaders tossing around
    Springfield school leaders meet with taxpayers to discuss possible levy options for upcoming elections.
  • Bomb hoax won’t discourage local marathon runners

    Bomb hoax won’t discourage local marathon runners

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-04-17 02:10:37 GMT
    Boston police have stepped up patrols near the marathon finish line on Wednesday following a bomb hoax. Kevin Edson is facing several charges. He is accused of placing a backpack near the finish line
    "I'm not afraid to go," says Cathy Meier of Findlay. "It never once occurred to me to be afraid to go."
  • New police recruit is a cancer survivor

    New police recruit is a cancer survivor

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:11:36 GMT
    In February of 2013,13 ABC was there when Private First Class Andrew Pennington was reunited with his family. The Oregon native had been serving in Afghanistan and was able to hold his son for the first
    In February of 2013,13 ABC was there when Private First Class Andrew Pennington was reunited with his family. The Oregon native had been serving in Afghanistan and was able to hold his son for the first
  • Jury deliberations begin in Amanda Bacon murder trial

    Jury deliberations begin in Amanda Bacon murder trial

    Did Amanda Bacon smash her baby's head so hard it ended up killing him? It's up to the jury now, and the verdict could come as early as Thursday morning.
  • Now Open: Jamba Juice

    Now Open: Jamba Juice

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-04-16 21:49:19 GMT
    There's a new way to juice in the Glass City. Jamba Juice has opened another store in Toledo. The new Westgate location is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There are more than
    There's a new way to juice in the Glass City. Jamba Juice has opened another store in Toledo. The new Westgate location is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Warmer temps impact local crops

    Warmer temps impact local crops

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-04-16 21:36:04 GMT
    "We're getting hotter, longer, warmer heat waves, that's going to be the real problem."Scott Heckathorn and his team are racing to find answers for how plants react to heat.  He's watched them adapt over
    "We're getting hotter, longer, warmer heat waves, that's going to be the real problem."
  • Blade Briefing: 419 Day

    Blade Briefing: 419 Day

    This weekend people in Northwest Ohio will show off their hometown pride. “419 Day” gives people the chance to celebrate what is great about living in the region. Taylor Dungjen of The Toledo Blade joins us with a breakdown of the festivities.
  • Big need for mentors in NW Ohio

    Big need for mentors in NW Ohio

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-04-16 21:12:00 GMT
    A program that helps hundreds of children in our community every year needs your help. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Ohio is launching a new campaign called "60 mentors in 60 days." There are
    A program that helps hundreds of children in our community every year needs your help. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Ohio is launching a new campaign called "60 mentors in 60 days." There are about 250 children on a waiting list and without a boost in volunteers some of them will never have a chance to take part in the program.
  • Inside the 180th Fighter Wing

    Inside the 180th Fighter Wing

    That sound of jet engines you hear flying overhead is the sound of training exercises for the 180th Fighter Wing out of Toledo Express, but there's a lot that happens before those pilots take off. 13abc’s Christina Williams has the story.
  • Toledo serial bank robber arrested in Colorado

    Toledo serial bank robber arrested in Colorado

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-04-16 21:02:39 GMT
    A man accused of robbing banks in Toledo is behind bars in Colorado. Jason Radigan was busted in Colorado Saturday. Toledo police believe he robbed four banks since the first of the year, including a
    A man accused of robbing banks in Toledo is behind bars in Colorado. Jason Radigan was busted in Colorado Saturday.
  • Southwyck's future still cloudy

    Southwyck's future still cloudy

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:33:05 GMT
    Acre after acre of prime land in South Toledo sits as pitted concrete and untamed grass.The hot spot to shop for decades, sits alone; the future of the site, cloudy, even on a sunny day.Cheryl Gensler
    Acre after acre of prime land in South Toledo sits as pitted concrete and untamed grass.The hot spot to shop for decades, sits alone; the future of the site, cloudy, even on a sunny day.Cheryl Gensler
  • Local man related to Titanic passenger

    Local man related to Titanic passenger

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 3:00 PM EDT2014-04-16 19:00:21 GMT
    Earl Tolbert has a connection to a third class passenger aboard the legendary Titanic. He finds his name quickly at the imagination station's titanic artifact exhibit. He tells 13 ABC, "his brother was
    Earl Tolbert has a connection to a third class passenger aboard the legendary Titanic. He finds his name quickly at the imagination station's titanic artifact exhibit. He tells 13 ABC, "his brother was
  • Closing arguments in Amanda Bacon trial

    Closing arguments in Amanda Bacon trial

    Amanda Bacon, the Toledo mother is accused of killing her six-month old son, says she didn't do it. Both sides in her trial made their final appeals to the jury Wednesday. An angry Amanda Bacon took the stand in her own defense. Her attorneys said she has a right to be angry, because she did nothing wrong.
  • Toledo sets another record low

    Toledo sets another record low

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-04-16 18:31:35 GMT
    This morning's low temperature fell to 19 degrees which broke another record low. The old record was set 139 years ago when the temperature fell to 20 degrees. While today is the first time this month
    Old record was set in 1875.
  • Ronald McDonald mothballed

    Ronald McDonald mothballed

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-04-16 14:34:47 GMT
    Ronald McDonald, a spokesman for McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD), has been mothballed. He began to make appearances for the fast-food giant in 1963. Although the company claims he still exists as a symbol
    Fast Food Icon, Ronald McDonald, being replaced as company spokesman by a Farmer Dirk.
  • All 'View' co-hosts will salute Barbara Walters

    All 'View' co-hosts will salute Barbara Walters

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:09 AM EDT2014-04-16 13:09:58 GMT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - ABC's "The View" will gather all 11 past and present co-hosts to salute Barbara Walters as she retires from daily television. The network said Wednesday the first-ever reunion will
    ABC's "The View" will gather all 11 past and present co-hosts to salute Barbara Walters as she retires from daily television.
  • Michigan civil rights group develops mobile app

    Michigan civil rights group develops mobile app

    A Michigan civil rights organization has developed what it's calling the first mobile app to report discrimination, ethnic harassment and other forms of bigotry.
    A Michigan civil rights organization has developed what it's calling the first mobile app to report discrimination, ethnic harassment and other forms of bigotry.
  • Cincinnati hires more police as homicides rise

    Cincinnati hires more police as homicides rise

    Cincinnati has hired 23 new police officers from other departments to boost enforcement efforts as the number of homicides increases.
    Cincinnati has hired 23 new police officers from other departments to boost enforcement efforts as the number of homicides increases.
  • Amanda Bacon takes the stand

    Amanda Bacon takes the stand

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:08 PM EDT2014-04-16 03:08:50 GMT
    Emotions ran high in the courtroom as a mother, charged in the death of her infant son took the stand for the first time.Amanda Bacon is charged with murder and endangering children after her son Avery,
    Amanda Bacon takes the stand for the first time.
  • Local runners heading back to Boston for Monday’s marathon

    Local runners heading back to Boston for Monday’s marathon

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-04-16 02:04:55 GMT
    Tuesday marks the one year anniversary of the bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon which killed three people and injured 260 people. Dozens of runners from Northwest Ohio and Southeast
    "I'm not nervous about there being another terror attack or the possibility that there could be one," says Jay Yockey. "I don't want to live a life in fear. I still want to do what I love to do."
  • Clerk guilty of selling alcohol to teens before fatal wreck

    Clerk guilty of selling alcohol to teens before fatal wreck

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-04-16 01:11:40 GMT
    A Lucas County jury has found former liquor store employee Nicholas Thompson guilty of selling alcohol to underage Ottawa Hills students.  18-year-old Brian Hoeflinger, an Ottawa Hills High School senior,
    A Lucas County jury has found former liquor store employee Nicholas Thompson guilty for selling alcohol to underage Ottawa Hills students.  18-year-old Brian Hoefflinger, an Ottawa Hills High School senior, was killed after that sale in a drunk driving accident. Thompson worked at Foxx Liquor on Dorr Street.
  • Missing Tiffin man with autism found safe in Toledo

    Missing Tiffin man with autism found safe in Toledo

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-04-16 01:01:12 GMT
    Tiffin police are asking for the public's help finding an 18-year-old man with autism.  Police tell 13abc that Shiloh Robinson, 18, was last seen around 3:00pm Sunday.  Investigators say Robinson left
    Tiffin police say an 18-year-old man with autism whose mother reported him missing on Sunday has been found.
  • Families recovering after massive Toledo fire

    Families recovering after massive Toledo fire

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-04-15 22:06:21 GMT
    The investigation continues into a massive Toledo apartment fire as the victims work to rebuild their lives with the help of the American Red Cross. As you can imagine it is extremely hard for many of
    The investigation continues into a massive Toledo apartment fire as the victims work to rebuild their lives with the help of the American Red Cross. As you can imagine it is extremely hard for many of them to talk about what they lost that day. But they're truly grateful for what was saved and many say they are amazed by the people and organizations working to help.
  • Now Open: Paint Your Place

    Now Open: Paint Your Place

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-04-15 21:49:23 GMT
    A local business hopes to make your life colorful one brush stroke at a time! Paint Your Place is located on Holland-Sylvania and Hill.  The business offers painting workshops for families and birthday
    A local business hopes to make your life colorful one brush stroke at a time! Paint Your Place is located on Holland-Sylvania and Hill.
  • Blade Briefing: Lucas Co. BOE supervision

    Blade Briefing: Lucas Co. BOE supervision

    The May primary is just weeks away, and the Lucas County Board of Elections is under supervision from a state transparency committee to make sure everything runs smoothly. Ignazio Messina of The Toledo Blade joins us to talk about what is being done.
  • Icy roads and snow lead to wrecks

    Icy roads and snow lead to wrecks

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-04-15 21:10:11 GMT
    We talked about accumulating snow for more than a week leading up to last night but that didn't make the bitter pill any easier to swallow.  Rain's transition into snow led to icy conditions, as you likely
    Many areas pick up 2"+ of snow overnight.
  • Voters urged to support Issue One

    Voters urged to support Issue One

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 3:09 PM EDT2014-04-15 19:09:11 GMT
    Roads and bridges in northwest Ohio need fixing and that takes money. So a line up of local leaders is urging support of a bonding issue up for vote in May as the way to get that work done. It's called
    Lucas County commissioners approved a resolution supporting Issue One which will make nearly $2 Billion dollars in road repair money available to Ohio community over the next 10 years.
  • Toledo Highway Patrol Post investigates fatal traffic crash

    Toledo Highway Patrol Post investigates fatal traffic crash

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-04-15 18:32:10 GMT
    The Toledo Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on State Route 2 near mile post 4. On Tuesday April 15, 2014, at approximately 7:23 AM, a 2008 Ford F-350
    The Toledo Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on State Route 2 near mile post 4.
  • NationalMore>>

  • Ronald McDonald mothballed

    Ronald McDonald mothballed

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-04-16 14:34:47 GMT
    Ronald McDonald, a spokesman for McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD), has been mothballed. He began to make appearances for the fast-food giant in 1963. Although the company claims he still exists as a symbol
    Fast Food Icon, Ronald McDonald, being replaced as company spokesman by a Farmer Dirk.
  • All 'View' co-hosts will salute Barbara Walters

    All 'View' co-hosts will salute Barbara Walters

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:09 AM EDT2014-04-16 13:09:58 GMT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - ABC's "The View" will gather all 11 past and present co-hosts to salute Barbara Walters as she retires from daily television. The network said Wednesday the first-ever reunion will
    ABC's "The View" will gather all 11 past and present co-hosts to salute Barbara Walters as she retires from daily television.
  • Families recovering after massive Toledo fire

    Families recovering after massive Toledo fire

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-04-15 22:06:21 GMT
    The investigation continues into a massive Toledo apartment fire as the victims work to rebuild their lives with the help of the American Red Cross. As you can imagine it is extremely hard for many of
    The investigation continues into a massive Toledo apartment fire as the victims work to rebuild their lives with the help of the American Red Cross. As you can imagine it is extremely hard for many of them to talk about what they lost that day. But they're truly grateful for what was saved and many say they are amazed by the people and organizations working to help.
  • Poll

  • NASA researchers say they've found the most Earth-like planet ever discovered. If the opportunity was given to you, would you go and maybe even live there?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

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    37%
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  • No injuries after water rescue at Farnsworth Metropark

    No injuries after water rescue at Farnsworth Metropark

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:43 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:43:46 GMT
    Waterville crews are trying to reach passengers on a boat stuck on the Maumee River. It's happening near Farnsworth Metropark in Waterville. No one is hurt, but a family is stuck on a boat that has been
    Waterville crews safely rescued passengers who were stuck on a boat on the Maumee River Friday afternoon. It's happened near Farnsworth Metropark in Waterville.
  • Missing boater's father: "We just want to get him home"

    Missing boater's father: "We just want to get him home"

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:09 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:09:36 GMT
    We are learning more about the two remaining missing boaters on Lake Erie. Bryan Huff of Rossford is an experienced fisherman. His dad says he lived on the lake. Andrew Rose of Maumee works as a bartender
    The Ottawa County Sheriff concluded his department's search for the two remaining missing boaters on Lake Erie Friday evening.
  • Easter Sunday forecast

    Easter Sunday forecast

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:12:06 GMT
    Here is your Easter Sunday forecast. It will be a cool start with a low near 34 degrees. You may want your winter coats for sunrise service. The sun will rise at 6:47am on Easter. Once the sun comes up,
    It will be a cool start, with a warm and sunny afternoon.
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