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  • School bus driver killed during safety drill

    School bus driver killed during safety drill

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:49 PM EDT2014-09-16 17:49:20 GMT
    Police say a school bus driver for a private transportation company was killed when the bus rolled over her during an evacuation drill outside an Akron charter school. A police spokesman says the 51-year-old driver sacrificed her life to save a 10-year-old girl who was about to jump out of the emergency exit at the back of the bus Tuesday morning.
    Police say a school bus driver for a private transportation company was killed when the bus rolled over her during an evacuation drill outside an Akron charter school. A police spokesman says the 51-year-old driver sacrificed her life to save a 10-year-old girl who was about to jump out of the emergency exit at the back of the bus Tuesday morning.
  • Make your big-screen debut, Batman-style

    Make your big-screen debut, Batman-style

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:22 PM EDT2014-09-16 17:22:22 GMT
    You might be able to make your big-screen appearance superhero-style.A message on the Michigan Film Office's website is calling for extras to star in a Warner Brothers film, and most industry experts say it's for the film "Batman v. Superman."In a posting on its website, Warner Bros. says it will film Oct. 16 and 17 in Lansing. The film is being shot in and around Detroit.The British website Casting Talent s ays the call is definitely for "Batman v. Superman," which is due for release in 2016...
    You might be able to make your big-screen appearance superhero-style.A message on the Michigan Film Office's website is calling for extras to star in a Warner Brothers film, and most industry experts say it's for the film "Batman v. Superman."In a posting on its website, Warner Bros. says it will film Oct. 16 and 17 in Lansing. The film is being shot in and around Detroit.The British website Casting Talent s ays the call is definitely for "Batman v. Superman," which is due for release in 2016...
  • U. of Michigan plans $168M athletic facility

    U. of Michigan plans $168M athletic facility

    The University of Michigan wants to build a $168 million multi-use facility for its Division I Olympic sports, including track, tennis, cross country, rowing, soccer and lacrosse.
    The University of Michigan wants to build a $168 million multi-use facility for its Division I Olympic sports, including track, tennis, cross country, rowing, soccer and lacrosse.
  • Michigan lawmakers cracking down on human trafficking

    Michigan lawmakers cracking down on human trafficking

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:45 AM EDT2014-09-16 10:45:05 GMT
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan lawmakers plan to proceed with a bill making it easier for the government to seize property linked to suspected illegal activity. The legislation up for a vote Tuesday in the state House allows for the forfeiture of homes, cash and other assets in home invasion and rape cases. It's designed to crack down on human trafficking. The bill lets law enforcement take property and not give notice of forfeiture for 56 days. The current deadline is seven days. Supporte...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan lawmakers plan to proceed with a bill making it easier for the government to seize property linked to suspected illegal activity. The legislation up for a vote Tuesday in the state House allows for the forfeiture of homes, cash and other assets in home invasion and rape cases. It's designed to crack down on human trafficking. The bill lets law enforcement take property and not give notice of forfeiture for 56 days. The current deadline is seven days. Supporte...
  • MI simulates oil spill

    MI simulates oil spill

    Monday, September 15 2014 3:38 PM EDT2014-09-15 19:38:10 GMT
    Emergency response agencies will participate this week in an exercise simulating a worst-case spill from oil pipelines running beneath the Straits of Mackinac in northern Michigan.
    Emergency response agencies will participate this week in an exercise simulating a worst-case spill from oil pipelines running beneath the Straits of Mackinac in northern Michigan.
  • Gov. Snyder tweaks 'comeback' message

    Gov. Snyder tweaks 'comeback' message

    Monday, September 15 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-09-15 19:04:46 GMT
    Gov. Rick Snyder has been fond of calling Michigan the "comeback state" for at least 2 ½ years.
    Gov. Rick Snyder has been fond of calling Michigan the "comeback state" for at least 2 ½ years.
  • Arrest in week-old central Ohio school threat

    Arrest in week-old central Ohio school threat

    Police in suburban Columbus have arrested a high school student following a threat of a school shooting scrawled on a school bathroom wall a week ago.
    Police in suburban Columbus have arrested a high school student following a threat of a school shooting scrawled on a school bathroom wall a week ago.
  • Arrest in week-old central Ohio school threat

    Arrest in week-old central Ohio school threat

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:47 AM EDT2014-09-15 15:47:14 GMT
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    Police in suburban Columbus have arrested a high school student following a threat of a school shooting scrawled on a school bathroom wall a week ago. Police in Westerville say they used video camera footage, more than 60 student interviews and reviews of handwriting samples to identify a suspect.
    Police in suburban Columbus have arrested a high school student following a threat of a school shooting scrawled on a school bathroom wall a week ago. Police in Westerville say they used video camera footage, more than 60 student interviews and reviews of handwriting samples to identify a suspect.
  • GM expert says 19 deaths eligible for compensation

    GM expert says 19 deaths eligible for compensation

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:36 AM EDT2014-09-15 15:36:40 GMT
    General Motors' compensation expert in cases involving faulty ignition switches has determined that 19 wrongful death claims are eligible for payments from the company. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg has received 125 death claims due to the faulty switches in older-model small cars such as the Chevrolet Cobalt.
    General Motors' compensation expert in cases involving faulty ignition switches has determined that 19 wrongful death claims are eligible for payments from the company. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg has received 125 death claims due to the faulty switches in older-model small cars such as the Chevrolet Cobalt.
  • Michigan to upgrade Detroit-Chicago Amtrak route

    Michigan to upgrade Detroit-Chicago Amtrak route

    The Michigan Senate has cleared the way for the state to upgrade the speed and comfort of Amtrak services between Detroit and Chicago.
    The Michigan Senate has cleared the way for the state to upgrade the speed and comfort of Amtrak services between Detroit and Chicago.
  • Detroit bankruptcy trial resumes after three-day break

    Detroit bankruptcy trial resumes after three-day break

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:21 AM EDT2014-09-15 10:21:21 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - A judge is set to resume Detroit's bankruptcy trial after a three-day break tied to a settlement with a major creditor.Judge Steven Rhodes is hearing evidence to help him decide whether Detroit's plan is fair to creditors and feasible for the city in the years ahead. He suspended the trial last week until Monday.The timeout allowed Detroit to iron out settlement details with bond insurer Syncora and other parties and also to try to reach a deal with another bond insurer.The jud...
    DETROIT (AP) - A judge is set to resume Detroit's bankruptcy trial after a three-day break tied to a settlement with a major creditor.Judge Steven Rhodes is hearing evidence to help him decide whether Detroit's plan is fair to creditors and feasible for the city in the years ahead. He suspended the trial last week until Monday.The timeout allowed Detroit to iron out settlement details with bond insurer Syncora and other parties and also to try to reach a deal with another bond insurer.The jud...
  • Johnny Manziel makes NFL debut for Browns

    Johnny Manziel makes NFL debut for Browns

    Sunday, September 14 2014 9:33 PM EDT2014-09-15 01:33:15 GMT
    Johnny Manziel has made his NFL regular-season debut, coming off the bench for the Cleveland Browns in the third quarter Sunday against New Orleans.
    Johnny Manziel has made his NFL regular-season debut, coming off the bench for the Cleveland Browns in the third quarter Sunday against New Orleans.
  • Yelp group mourns prolific Ohio online reviewer Paul F.

    Yelp group mourns prolific Ohio online reviewer Paul F.

    Sunday, September 14 2014 8:46 PM EDT2014-09-15 00:46:56 GMT
    Columbus-area Yelp users will gather this week in central Ohio to remember a 70-year-old prolific reviewer who in six years shared hundreds of opinions on restaurants, service providers and even underwear shopping.
    Columbus-area Yelp users will gather this week in central Ohio to remember a 70-year-old prolific reviewer who in six years shared hundreds of opinions on restaurants, service providers and even underwear shopping.
  • Pot smell on kindergartener leads cops to dad

    Pot smell on kindergartener leads cops to dad

    Sunday, September 14 2014 7:21 PM EDT2014-09-14 23:21:02 GMT
    An Upper Peninsula man is asking a judge to suppress evidence of more than 200 marijuana plants, which were seized after his daughter told her kindergarten teacher about homegrown pot.
    An Upper Peninsula man is asking a judge to suppress evidence of more than 200 marijuana plants, which were seized after his daughter told her kindergarten teacher about homegrown pot.
  • Police: Drunk wrong-way driver causes fatal crash

    Police: Drunk wrong-way driver causes fatal crash

    Sunday, September 14 2014 7:15 PM EDT2014-09-14 23:15:14 GMT
    Western Michigan authorities say a woman was drunk when she drove her SUV east on westbound Interstate 96, hitting a man's car head on and killing him.
    Western Michigan authorities say a woman was drunk when she drove her SUV east on westbound Interstate 96, hitting a man's car head on and killing him.
  • Northeast Ohio city puts police back on the beat

    Northeast Ohio city puts police back on the beat

    Sunday, September 14 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-09-14 23:07:48 GMT
    Police in a northeast Ohio suburb are using old-school methods to combat problems with night-time thefts and break-ins.
    Police in a northeast Ohio suburb are using old-school methods to combat problems with night-time thefts and break-ins.
  • Ohio Lottery investigating people who win multiple times

    Ohio Lottery investigating people who win multiple times

    Sunday, September 14 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-09-14 20:43:35 GMT
    Investigators at the Ohio Lottery are tracking people who have won multiple prizes to make sure there's no illegal activity going on.
    Investigators at the Ohio Lottery are tracking people who have won multiple prizes to make sure there's no illegal activity going on.
  • $50K reward in trooper death

    $50K reward in trooper death

    Sunday, September 14 2014 3:02 PM EDT2014-09-14 19:02:38 GMT
    A nonprofit group is offering a $50,000 reward for tips about the deadly ambush at a state police barracks in northeast Pennsylvania.
    A nonprofit group is offering a $50,000 reward for tips about the deadly ambush at a state police barracks in northeast Pennsylvania.
  • Detroit cop faces another trial in 7-year old's death

    Detroit cop faces another trial in 7-year old's death

    Sunday, September 14 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-09-14 18:50:51 GMT
    A member of an elite Detroit police unit is set to stand trial again for killing a 7-year-old girl during a 2010 raid on her house that was captured on video by a reality TV crew.
    A member of an elite Detroit police unit is set to stand trial again for killing a 7-year-old girl during a 2010 raid on her house that was captured on video by a reality TV crew.
  • Victim tried to help man charged in his murder

    Victim tried to help man charged in his murder

    Sunday, September 14 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-09-14 18:48:46 GMT
     Police records show one of four men found slain at their homes in a small Ohio city had sought help two days earlier for the man now charged in the killings.
     Police records show one of four men found slain at their homes in a small Ohio city had sought help two days earlier for the man now charged in the killings.
  • Freight train derails in Clinton Township

    Freight train derails in Clinton Township

    Sunday, September 14 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-09-14 18:48:37 GMT
    A Canadian National freight train is back on track after derailing in southeastern Michigan and blocking traffic on several major roads for several hours.
    A Canadian National freight train is back on track after derailing in southeastern Michigan and blocking traffic on several major roads for several hours.
  • Schauer: Snyder deceived public on canceled fine

    Schauer: Snyder deceived public on canceled fine

    Sunday, September 14 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-09-14 18:45:57 GMT
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer accused Republican Gov. Rick Snyder of deceiving the public by not disclosing that a $98,000 fine against a prison food contractor was canceled.
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer accused Republican Gov. Rick Snyder of deceiving the public by not disclosing that a $98,000 fine against a prison food contractor was canceled.
  • Miss Ohio wows Miss America judges with ventriloquist act

    Miss Ohio wows Miss America judges with ventriloquist act

    Sunday, September 14 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-09-14 18:44:47 GMT
    Miss Ohio won the preliminary talent competition for the Miss America Pageant with her ventriloquist act.
    Miss Ohio won the preliminary talent competition for the Miss America Pageant with her ventriloquist act.
  • Officials beg pastor, strip club owner to end feud

    Officials beg pastor, strip club owner to end feud

    Sunday, September 14 2014 2:41 PM EDT2014-09-14 18:41:10 GMT
    Officials are pleading for a pastor and an Ohio strip club owner to stop weekly protesting of each other's establishments over a yearslong feud.
    Officials are pleading for a pastor and an Ohio strip club owner to stop weekly protesting of each other's establishments over a yearslong feud.
  • Police: Man orders beer at drive-thru, robs store

    Police: Man orders beer at drive-thru, robs store

    Saturday, September 13 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-09-14 03:10:28 GMT
    Police say a man pulled up at a southwest Ohio drive-thru, ordered some beer, then got out with a gun, put the clerk in a walk-in cooler and took off with some money.
    Police say a man pulled up at a southwest Ohio drive-thru, ordered some beer, then got out with a gun, put the clerk in a walk-in cooler and took off with some money.
  • Zeus, World's Tallest Dog, Dies at Age 5

    Zeus, World's Tallest Dog, Dies at Age 5

    Saturday, September 13 2014 9:59 PM EDT2014-09-14 01:59:29 GMT
    Zeus, the Great Dane who held the Guinness World Record for being the world's tallest dog, has died.
    Zeus, the Great Dane who held the Guinness World Record for being the world's tallest dog, has died.
  • Ohio & Indiana team up to develop drones for farms

    Ohio & Indiana team up to develop drones for farms

    Saturday, September 13 2014 9:36 PM EDT2014-09-14 01:36:36 GMT
    Ohio and Indiana are teaming up to develop drones that could help farmers.
    Ohio and Indiana are teaming up to develop drones that could help farmers.
  • Fired director conducts, plays in OSU alumni band

    Fired director conducts, plays in OSU alumni band

    Saturday, September 13 2014 7:21 PM EDT2014-09-13 23:21:34 GMT
    he fired director of Ohio State's marching band has played in and helped conduct the alumni band during its annual game-day appearance.
    he fired director of Ohio State's marching band has played in and helped conduct the alumni band during its annual game-day appearance.
  • Woman ejected from car, dies in Michigan crash

    Woman ejected from car, dies in Michigan crash

    Saturday, September 13 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-09-13 21:50:56 GMT
    Authorities say a 24-year-old woman has been killed after being ejected from a speeding car that collided with a semitrailer in Michigan's northwestern Lower Peninsula.
    Authorities say a 24-year-old woman has been killed after being ejected from a speeding car that collided with a semitrailer in Michigan's northwestern Lower Peninsula.
  • Mahoning Valley prepares for latest Ohio racino

    Mahoning Valley prepares for latest Ohio racino

    Saturday, September 13 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-09-13 21:48:37 GMT
    The Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course near Youngstown is on track to open its doors Wednesday.
    The Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course near Youngstown is on track to open its doors Wednesday.
  • More hospitals restrict visitors from kids due to virus

    More hospitals restrict visitors from kids due to virus

    Saturday, September 13 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-09-13 19:54:36 GMT
    Several Indianapolis hospitals are restricting visits by children to prevent the spread of a severe respiratory illness that has sickened hundreds of children nationwide.
    Several Indianapolis hospitals are restricting visits by children to prevent the spread of a severe respiratory illness that has sickened hundreds of children nationwide.
  • ArtPrize installation meant to provoke thought

    ArtPrize installation meant to provoke thought

    Saturday, September 13 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-09-13 19:47:42 GMT
    Figures that appear to be holding guns and binoculars stand sentry on a downtown Grand Rapids rooftop. They are a statement of art, not a call to arms.
    Figures that appear to be holding guns and binoculars stand sentry on a downtown Grand Rapids rooftop. They are a statement of art, not a call to arms.
  • Pa. State Police identify trooper killed in ambush

    Pa. State Police identify trooper killed in ambush

    Saturday, September 13 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-09-13 19:40:42 GMT
    Two troopers were ambushed outside a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania during a late-night shift change, leaving one dead and another injured, and authorities scoured the densely wooded countryside and beyond on Saturday looking for the shooter or shooters.
    Two troopers were ambushed outside a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania during a late-night shift change, leaving one dead and another injured, and authorities scoured the densely wooded countryside and beyond on Saturday looking for the shooter or shooters.
  • Prep football star again charged with assault

    Prep football star again charged with assault

    Saturday, September 13 2014 3:16 PM EDT2014-09-13 19:16:22 GMT
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    Authorities accuse a 17-year-old Detroit prep football star of assaulting a female student after he was released from jail for body-slamming a security officer in his school.
    Authorities accuse a 17-year-old Detroit prep football star of assaulting a female student after he was released from jail for body-slamming a security officer in his school.
  • Backyard chickens may be on the ballot

    Backyard chickens may be on the ballot

    Saturday, September 13 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-09-13 18:49:46 GMT
    Which came first, the chickens or the referendum? The southwest Ohio suburban city of Huber Heights wants residents to vote on whether to allow raising chickens at home.
    Which came first, the chickens or the referendum? The southwest Ohio suburban city of Huber Heights wants residents to vote on whether to allow raising chickens at home.
  • Toledo may use conservation to fight water toxins

    Toledo may use conservation to fight water toxins

    Saturday, September 13 2014 2:41 PM EDT2014-09-13 18:41:52 GMT
     Consumers may be asked to voluntarily conserve water next year to limit demand and help reduce contamination from toxins left by Lake Erie algae.
     Consumers may be asked to voluntarily conserve water next year to limit demand and help reduce contamination from toxins left by Lake Erie algae.
  • Ex MI governor supporting Peters for Senate

    Ex MI governor supporting Peters for Senate

    Saturday, September 13 2014 2:37 PM EDT2014-09-13 18:37:31 GMT
    Republican ex-Gov. William Milliken is backing Democrat Gary Peters for U.S. Senate, saying the congressman has been a moderate and an independent voice in the Michigan Legislature and U.S. House.
    Republican ex-Gov. William Milliken is backing Democrat Gary Peters for U.S. Senate, saying the congressman has been a moderate and an independent voice in the Michigan Legislature and U.S. House.
  • OH judge says hold off on enforcing voting decision

    OH judge says hold off on enforcing voting decision

    Saturday, September 13 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-09-13 18:34:39 GMT
    Ohio officials asked a federal judge Friday to hold off from immediately forcing the state to comply with his ruling that expands early voting this fall. U.S. District Judge Peter Economus temporarily blocked an Ohio law that trims early voting and ordered the state's elections chief to set an expanded voting schedule. Early voting would start Sept. 30 instead of Oct. 7.
    Ohio officials asked a federal judge Friday to hold off from immediately forcing the state to comply with his ruling that expands early voting this fall. U.S. District Judge Peter Economus temporarily blocked an Ohio law that trims early voting and ordered the state's elections chief to set an expanded voting schedule. Early voting would start Sept. 30 instead of Oct. 7.
  • Snyder tweaks 'comeback' message

    Snyder tweaks 'comeback' message

    Saturday, September 13 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-09-13 18:33:08 GMT
    Gov. Rick Snyder has been fond of calling Michigan the "comeback state" for at least 2 ½ years.
    Gov. Rick Snyder has been fond of calling Michigan the "comeback state" for at least 2 ½ years.
  • OSU band alumni release report, demand Waters' reinstatement

    OSU band alumni release report, demand Waters' reinstatement

    Friday, September 12 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-09-12 21:49:41 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State University should disavow the investigative report of the school's celebrated marching band that led to the firing of its director for failing to stop a "sexualized culture" and immediately reinstate him, according to report by a group of band alumni released Friday.The report also calls for an independent investigation of the university's handling of Jonathan Waters' July 24 firing and a university apology to band members and alumni.The 103-page report also r...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State University should disavow the investigative report of the school's celebrated marching band that led to the firing of its director for failing to stop a "sexualized culture" and immediately reinstate him, according to report by a group of band alumni released Friday.The report also calls for an independent investigation of the university's handling of Jonathan Waters' July 24 firing and a university apology to band members and alumni.The 103-page report also r...
  • Union: Prison learned of escape plans day earlier

    Union: Prison learned of escape plans day earlier

    Friday, September 12 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-09-12 21:10:53 GMT
    Prison officials were warned about an escape the day before three inmates, including a school shooter who killed three students, scrambled over a fence before being recaptured, the union representing Ohio guards said Friday. One inmate was put in segregation when an escape plan was discovered on Wednesday, the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association said in a statement. That inmate was housed in the same unit as the three who escaped the following evening, and prison offici...
    Prison officials were warned about an escape the day before three inmates, including a school shooter who killed three students, scrambled over a fence before being recaptured, the union representing Ohio guards said Friday. One inmate was put in segregation when an escape plan was discovered on Wednesday, the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association said in a statement. That inmate was housed in the same unit as the three who escaped the following evening, and prison offici...
  • "Frozen" corn maze opens Saturday in Whitehouse

    "Frozen" corn maze opens Saturday in Whitehouse

    Friday, September 12 2014 2:03 PM EDT2014-09-12 18:03:13 GMT
    It's time to get lost - and "Frozen" - in Whitehouse. Every weekend from September 13 through November 2, you're invited to get lost in seven miles of corn maze at the Butterfly House. That's located on Obee Road in Whitehouse. This year's maze is inspired by the Disney film "Frozen."
    It's time to get lost - and "Frozen" - in Whitehouse. Every weekend from September 13 through November 2, you're invited to get lost in seven miles of corn maze at the Butterfly House. That's located on Obee Road in Whitehouse. This year's maze is inspired by the Disney film "Frozen."
  • US Dept. of Education closing 4-year investigation into OSU

    US Dept. of Education closing 4-year investigation into OSU

    Thursday, September 11 2014 3:09 PM EDT2014-09-11 19:09:57 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The U.S. Department of Education said Thursday it's closing a four-year investigation into Ohio State University's handling of sexual abuse allegations and commended the school's inquiry into its marching band.The government agency said the university's recent investigation of a "sexualized culture" within the band set important expectations for "a community-wide culture of prevention, support, and safety.""I applaud Ohio State for taking strong leadership now to eradica...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The U.S. Department of Education said Thursday it's closing a four-year investigation into Ohio State University's handling of sexual abuse allegations and commended the school's inquiry into its marching band.The government agency said the university's recent investigation of a "sexualized culture" within the band set important expectations for "a community-wide culture of prevention, support, and safety.""I applaud Ohio State for taking strong leadership now to eradica...
  • BGSU Police investigate sexual assault

    BGSU Police investigate sexual assault

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-09-10 22:09:55 GMT
    A spokesperson with Bowling Green State University says BGSU Police are investigating a sexual assault.BGSU tells 13abc the victim is a female who reports it happened on Sunday morning on campus at Kreischer Quadrangle's Batchelder Hall.The police report is still incomplete. But police continue to remind students that they should contact BGSU right away if sexual assault occurs. That number is 419-372-2346.This was the second weekend that students were back on campus for this academic year.We...
    A spokesperson with Bowling Green State University says BGSU Police are investigating a sexual assault.BGSU tells 13abc the victim is a female who reports it happened on Sunday morning on campus at Kreischer Quadrangle's Batchelder Hall.The police report is still incomplete. But police continue to remind students that they should contact BGSU right away if sexual assault occurs. That number is 419-372-2346.This was the second weekend that students were back on campus for this academic year.We...
  • Truck driver arrested for driving while three times over drinking limit

    Truck driver arrested for driving while three times over drinking limit

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:37 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:37:23 GMT
    Troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol arrested 48-year-old Michael D. Craycraft of Cleveland after his blood alcohol concentration was determined to be .256 percent, which is more than three times the legal limit of 0.08 percent.
    Troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol arrested 48-year-old Michael D. Craycraft of Cleveland after his blood alcohol concentration was determined to be .256 percent, which is more than three times the legal limit of 0.08 percent.
  • Ditka in ad for Republican gubernatorial candidate

    Ditka in ad for Republican gubernatorial candidate

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 1:30 PM EDT2014-09-10 17:30:22 GMT
    Da Coach has weighed in on Da Campaign for Illinois governor. Former Chicago Bears football coach Mike Ditka appears in a new TV ad for Republican candidate Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur).
    Da Coach has weighed in on Da Campaign for Illinois governor. Former Chicago Bears football coach Mike Ditka appears in a new TV ad for Republican candidate Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur).
  • GOP in uphill senate fight in Michigan

    GOP in uphill senate fight in Michigan

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-09-10 17:24:55 GMT
    Not so long ago, Republicans were giddy about winning U.S. Senate control in part by picking up a prized seat in Michigan held for more than three decades by a retiring Democratic lion, Sen. Carl Levin.
    Not so long ago, Republicans were giddy about winning U.S. Senate control in part by picking up a prized seat in Michigan held for more than three decades by a retiring Democratic lion, Sen. Carl Levin.
  • Jeb Bush to attend Michigan GOP fundraiser

    Jeb Bush to attend Michigan GOP fundraiser

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 1:23 PM EDT2014-09-10 17:23:01 GMT
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is planning to attend a Michigan Republican Party fundraiser with Gov. Rick Snyder next month in a Detroit suburb.
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is planning to attend a Michigan Republican Party fundraiser with Gov. Rick Snyder next month in a Detroit suburb.
  • Snyder ad says recovery to last generations

    Snyder ad says recovery to last generations

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 1:21 PM EDT2014-09-10 17:21:22 GMT
    Gov. Rick Snyder is launching a new campaign ad that says Michigan's recovery will last for generations.
    Gov. Rick Snyder is launching a new campaign ad that says Michigan's recovery will last for generations.
  • Local lawmakers introduce federal bill to regulate microcystin levels

    Local lawmakers introduce federal bill to regulate microcystin levels

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:42 AM EDT2014-09-10 14:42:31 GMT
    Lawmakers introduce bill urging EPA to publish a health advisory and submit reports on what level of microcystins in drinking water is expected to be safe for human consumption.
    Lawmakers introduce bill urging EPA to publish a health advisory and submit reports on what level of microcystins in drinking water is expected to be safe for human consumption.
  • Ohio releases casino revenue

    Ohio releases casino revenue

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 2:37 PM EDT2014-09-09 18:37:33 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A monthly update shows Ohio's casino revenue increased nearly 4 percent in August compared with the previous month but fell shy of the totals from a year earlier.The Ohio Casino Control Commission released last month's revenue figures for Ohio's four voter-approved casinos on Monday afternoon.In August, the casinos in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo totaled more than $70.6 million in revenue. That was slight decline from a year ago. Only two casinos saw revenu...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A monthly update shows Ohio's casino revenue increased nearly 4 percent in August compared with the previous month but fell shy of the totals from a year earlier.The Ohio Casino Control Commission released last month's revenue figures for Ohio's four voter-approved casinos on Monday afternoon.In August, the casinos in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo totaled more than $70.6 million in revenue. That was slight decline from a year ago. Only two casinos saw revenu...
  • Ohio measles outbreak seems to end, with 377 cases

    Ohio measles outbreak seems to end, with 377 cases

    Health officials say the Ohio outbreak that helped push the number of U.S. measles cases to a two-decade high appears to have ended.
    Health officials say the Ohio outbreak that helped push the number of U.S. measles cases to a two-decade high appears to have ended.
  • Complex storm expected Wednesday

    Complex storm expected Wednesday

    Monday, September 8 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-09-08 21:10:21 GMT
    It isn't often the weather conditions in the Midwest root from the desert southwest, central Alaska, and the Gulf of Mexico all at the same time. The moisture from Tropical Storm Norbert is soaking the drought regions in the southwest. This moisture will get swept into a more organized upper level storm system over northern California. To the north, a cold front is slicing to the south producing heavy rain and sn...
    It isn't often the weather conditions in the Midwest root from the desert southwest, central Alaska, and the Gulf of Mexico all at the same time. The moisture from Tropical Storm Norbert is soaking the drought regions in the southwest. This moisture will get swept into a more organized upper level storm system over northern California. To the north, a cold front is slicing to the south producing heavy rain and sn...
  • Tests planned to deal with potential carp attack

    Tests planned to deal with potential carp attack

    Monday, September 8 2014 9:53 AM EDT2014-09-08 13:53:37 GMT
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Ten U.S. and Canadian agencies are taking part in a field exercise this week, testing their ability to respond to an invasion of Asian carp in western Lake Erie and head off a major environmental threat to the Great Lakes and their multibillion-dollar fishing industry.
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Ten U.S. and Canadian agencies are taking part in a field exercise this week, testing their ability to respond to an invasion of Asian carp in western Lake Erie and head off a major environmental threat to the Great Lakes and their multibillion-dollar fishing industry.
  • Crews work to restore power to tens of thousands

    Crews work to restore power to tens of thousands

    Tens of thousands of Michigan homes and businesses are still without power three days after severe thunderstorms knocked out service to 462,000 customers.
    Tens of thousands of Michigan homes and businesses are still without power three days after severe thunderstorms knocked out service to 462,000 customers.
  • Protest over school's firing of pregnant teacher

    Protest over school's firing of pregnant teacher

    Sunday, September 7 2014 9:47 PM EDT2014-09-08 01:47:39 GMT
    AP Photo - Detroit Free PressAP Photo - Detroit Free Press
    About 100 people have rallied to protest a suburban Detroit Catholic school's firing of a chemistry teacher who became pregnant while in a same-sex marriage..
    About 100 people have rallied to protest a suburban Detroit Catholic school's firing of a chemistry teacher who became pregnant while in a same-sex marriage..
  • GM to offer car that will almost drive itself

    GM to offer car that will almost drive itself

    Sunday, September 7 2014 8:43 PM EDT2014-09-08 00:43:41 GMT
     General Motors says that in two years it will offer cars that talk to each other and can almost drive themselves at freeway speeds. The company announced Sunday that the semi-autonomous freeway system called "Super Cruise" will be an option on a new Cadillac that goes on sale in the summer of 2016.
     General Motors says that in two years it will offer cars that talk to each other and can almost drive themselves at freeway speeds. The company announced Sunday that the semi-autonomous freeway system called "Super Cruise" will be an option on a new Cadillac that goes on sale in the summer of 2016.
  • Ohio to get new area code to meet phone demands

    Ohio to get new area code to meet phone demands

    Sunday, September 7 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-09-07 22:44:24 GMT
    People who live in the 740 area code will have to dial 10 numbers for local calls next year as a new area code is established.
    People who live in the 740 area code will have to dial 10 numbers for local calls next year as a new area code is established.
  • Comedian Drew Carey offers reward in bucket prank

    Comedian Drew Carey offers reward in bucket prank

    Sunday, September 7 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-09-07 20:49:37 GMT
    Comedian Drew Carey is offering to help police find those involved in dumping a bucket of urine and feces on a special-needs teen in Ohio who was reportedly told the prank was part of the "Ice Bucket Challenge."
    Comedian Drew Carey is offering to help police find those involved in dumping a bucket of urine and feces on a special-needs teen in Ohio who was reportedly told the prank was part of the "Ice Bucket Challenge."
  • Police hope car parts lead to fatal hit-run driver

    Police hope car parts lead to fatal hit-run driver

    Sunday, September 7 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-09-07 20:09:19 GMT
    Authorities in suburban Detroit say they hope to use car parts to track down a driver who struck and killed a 60-year-old pedestrian, then took off.
    Authorities in suburban Detroit say they hope to use car parts to track down a driver who struck and killed a 60-year-old pedestrian, then took off.
  • Test planned to deal with potential carp attack

    Test planned to deal with potential carp attack

    Sunday, September 7 2014 4:01 PM EDT2014-09-07 20:01:57 GMT
    Ten U.S. and Canadian agencies are taking part in a field exercise this week, testing their ability to respond to an invasion of Asian carp in western Lake Erie.
    Ten U.S. and Canadian agencies are taking part in a field exercise this week, testing their ability to respond to an invasion of Asian carp in western Lake Erie.
  • Father hears son dying in Ohio Wal-Mart shooting

    Father hears son dying in Ohio Wal-Mart shooting

    Sunday, September 7 2014 3:59 PM EDT2014-09-07 19:59:31 GMT
    The father of a man fatally shot by police at an Ohio Wal-Mart store says he's haunted by a cellphone call in which he heard his son's dying breaths.
    The father of a man fatally shot by police at an Ohio Wal-Mart store says he's haunted by a cellphone call in which he heard his son's dying breaths.
  • Holland man killed overnight in mini bike crash

    Holland man killed overnight in mini bike crash

    Sunday, September 7 2014 10:19 AM EDT2014-09-07 14:19:01 GMT
    A Holland man is dead after a car crashed into mini bike overnight.It happened around 10 p.m. Saturday on Bancroft near Irwin in Spencer Township.According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a car hit a mini bike driven by Robert Stanley from behind.Stanley, who's 53 and from Holland, was ejected from the motorized bicycle and died.Troopers say Stanley was not wearing a helmet, the mini bike had no form of lighting and that alcohol appears to be a factor in the crash.Still no word whether the ...
    A Holland man is dead after a car crashed into mini bike overnight.It happened around 10 p.m. Saturday on Bancroft near Irwin in Spencer Township.According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a car hit a mini bike driven by Robert Stanley from behind.Stanley, who's 53 and from Holland, was ejected from the motorized bicycle and died.Troopers say Stanley was not wearing a helmet, the mini bike had no form of lighting and that alcohol appears to be a factor in the crash.Still no word whether the ...
  • Training exercise turns into rescue mission

    Training exercise turns into rescue mission

    Saturday, September 6 2014 10:02 PM EDT2014-09-07 02:02:35 GMT
     Coast Guard members on a training exercise on Lake Erie, saw the training turn into a real rescue when they had to pull someone from the water.
     Coast Guard members on a training exercise on Lake Erie, saw the training turn into a real rescue when they had to pull someone from the water.
  • Ohio warns party hosts - no illegal drinking at game-day events

    Ohio warns party hosts - no illegal drinking at game-day events

    Saturday, September 6 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-09-07 00:38:41 GMT
     Ohio's liquor law agents are warning game-day party hosts and bartenders to avoid serving alcohol to minors and people who've had too much to drink.
     Ohio's liquor law agents are warning game-day party hosts and bartenders to avoid serving alcohol to minors and people who've had too much to drink.
  • Detroit police chief upset over release of suspect

    Detroit police chief upset over release of suspect

    Saturday, September 6 2014 8:37 PM EDT2014-09-07 00:37:13 GMT
    Detroit's police chief says a young man charged with attempted murder was released on bond and pursued the alleged victim again.
    Detroit's police chief says a young man charged with attempted murder was released on bond and pursued the alleged victim again.
  • Indiana environmentalists: don't dump your out-of-state manure here

    Indiana environmentalists: don't dump your out-of-state manure here

    Saturday, September 6 2014 6:41 PM EDT2014-09-06 22:41:35 GMT
    An environmental group is concerned that Indiana could become a dumping ground for out-of-state manure despite regulations proposed by officials.
    An environmental group is concerned that Indiana could become a dumping ground for out-of-state manure despite regulations proposed by officials.
  • Storm leaves thousands without power in Michigan

    Storm leaves thousands without power in Michigan

    Saturday, September 6 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-09-06 22:14:10 GMT
     DTE Energy says the number of customers without power has dropped to 312,000. Wayne County still leads the way Saturday with 161,000, followed by 65,000 in Oakland County, and 28,000 each in Macomb and Washtenaw counties.
     DTE Energy says the number of customers without power has dropped to 312,000. Wayne County still leads the way Saturday with 161,000, followed by 65,000 in Oakland County, and 28,000 each in Macomb and Washtenaw counties.
  • Olentangy River restoration complete in Columbus

    Olentangy River restoration complete in Columbus

    Saturday, September 6 2014 6:03 PM EDT2014-09-06 22:03:32 GMT
     Columbus has completed restoration of one of its major rivers. Mayor Michael Coleman and a city council member arrived by canoe to an event Thursday celebrating completion of the Olentangy River Restoration Project.
     Columbus has completed restoration of one of its major rivers. Mayor Michael Coleman and a city council member arrived by canoe to an event Thursday celebrating completion of the Olentangy River Restoration Project.
  • SW Ohio man sentenced in crash that killed boy

    SW Ohio man sentenced in crash that killed boy

    Saturday, September 6 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-09-06 19:46:25 GMT
    A man convicted in a crash that killed his girlfriend's 8-year-old son has been sentenced in southwest Ohio to three years in prison.
    A man convicted in a crash that killed his girlfriend's 8-year-old son has been sentenced in southwest Ohio to three years in prison.
  • Horse killed during night of severe weather

    Horse killed during night of severe weather

    Saturday, September 6 2014 3:41 PM EDT2014-09-06 19:41:01 GMT
    Lightning has struck and killed a 12-year-old horse at a farm in St. Clair County.
    Lightning has struck and killed a 12-year-old horse at a farm in St. Clair County.
  • Addict could face death penalty in beating death on 79-year-old man

    Addict could face death penalty in beating death on 79-year-old man

    Saturday, September 6 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-09-06 19:22:34 GMT
    Victim John LauckVictim John Lauck
    A Cincinnati man could face the death penalty after a jury took less than a day to convict him of aggravated murder in the slaying of a 79-year-old man who had hired him to paint his house.
    A Cincinnati man could face the death penalty after a jury took less than a day to convict him of aggravated murder in the slaying of a 79-year-old man who had hired him to paint his house.
  • Ex-cop charged with abusing kids while on duty

    Ex-cop charged with abusing kids while on duty

    Saturday, September 6 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-09-06 19:14:22 GMT
     Authorities are asking people to step forward if they believe they were assaulted as children by a Flint police sergeant who is charged with sexual misconduct while on duty in the 1990s.
     Authorities are asking people to step forward if they believe they were assaulted as children by a Flint police sergeant who is charged with sexual misconduct while on duty in the 1990s.
  • State rules arson in northeast Ohio church fire

    State rules arson in northeast Ohio church fire

    Saturday, September 6 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-09-06 18:52:53 GMT
    Last month's fire at a historic church in northeast Ohio has been ruled arson.
    Last month's fire at a historic church in northeast Ohio has been ruled arson.
  • Bill boosts penalties for causing overdose deaths

    Bill boosts penalties for causing overdose deaths

    Saturday, September 6 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-09-06 18:40:11 GMT
    Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is supporting a bill that would boost criminal penalties for drug dealers found guilty of contributing to overdose deaths.
    Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is supporting a bill that would boost criminal penalties for drug dealers found guilty of contributing to overdose deaths.
  • BB gun prompts police chase near Findlay H.S.

    BB gun prompts police chase near Findlay H.S.

    Saturday, September 6 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-09-06 15:00:12 GMT
    A gun scare near Findlay High School has police considering charges. It happened Friday around 9:15 a.m. Security at Findlay High School contacted city police after there were reports of a man shooting at birds with a handgun. That was on Swing Avenue. According to a police report, when officers showed up, the suspect ran. Police caught him on the 600 block of West Foulke. Turns out, the gun was a BB gun, and the suspect was a juvenile. Still no word on whether there will be any charges.
    A gun scare near Findlay High School has police considering charges. It happened Friday around 9:15 a.m. Security at Findlay High School contacted city police after there were reports of a man shooting at birds with a handgun. That was on Swing Avenue. According to a police report, when officers showed up, the suspect ran. Police caught him on the 600 block of West Foulke. Turns out, the gun was a BB gun, and the suspect was a juvenile. Still no word on whether there will be any charges.
  • Driver escapes car after crash, fire

    Driver escapes car after crash, fire

    Saturday, September 6 2014 10:32 AM EDT2014-09-06 14:32:39 GMT
    The driver of this car is physically all right after the vehicle veered off the road, landed in a ditch and caught fire. It happened overnight on Rodesiler Highway in Lenawee County near Ridgeville.A 13abc employee took this picture of the charred vehicle around 4:30 a.m. Saturday.Part of the highway was closed for a while, but it has since been reopened. Deputies tell 13abc they're investigating whether or not alcohol was a factor in the crash. The driver was not hurt in the accident.
    The driver of this car is physically all right after the vehicle veered off the road, landed in a ditch and caught fire. It happened overnight on Rodesiler Highway in Lenawee County near Ridgeville.A 13abc employee took this picture of the charred vehicle around 4:30 a.m. Saturday.Part of the highway was closed for a while, but it has since been reopened. Deputies tell 13abc they're investigating whether or not alcohol was a factor in the crash. The driver was not hurt in the accident.
  • Rainfall totals spark September rally

    Rainfall totals spark September rally

    Saturday, September 6 2014 8:44 AM EDT2014-09-06 12:44:40 GMT
    Many spots of our area picked up several inches of fresh rain Friday night into Saturday morning.  VIPIR shows some spots near and around Toledo received 1.5-4".  While the upper end may be

     

  • Weather Warnings set to get a boost

    Weather Warnings set to get a boost

    Friday, September 5 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-09-05 19:35:57 GMT
    "Having a Tornado Warning out with twenty minutes of lead time doesn't do any good if nobody understands it or nobody knows how to act."
    "Having a Tornado Warning out with twenty minutes of lead time doesn't do any good if nobody understands it or nobody knows how to act."
  • Son of Tigers, Red Wings owner pleads in drug case

    Son of Tigers, Red Wings owner pleads in drug case

    Friday, September 5 2014 10:36 AM EDT2014-09-05 14:36:05 GMT
    A son of Detroit Tigers and Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch has pleaded guilty to a drug charge and will serve a year of probation. Fifty-seven-year-old Ronald Ilitch entered the plea Friday in a Detroit courtroom to a misdemeanor charge of using cocaine. Under an agreement with prosecutors, a felony drug possession charge is being dropped.
    A son of Detroit Tigers and Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch has pleaded guilty to a drug charge and will serve a year of probation. Fifty-seven-year-old Ronald Ilitch entered the plea Friday in a Detroit courtroom to a misdemeanor charge of using cocaine. Under an agreement with prosecutors, a felony drug possession charge is being dropped.
  • US approves expansion of Great Lakes sanctuary

    US approves expansion of Great Lakes sanctuary

    Michigan's Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary has received federal approval to expand by nearly tenfold and boost preservation of scores of sunken vessels in an area of Lake Huron once known as "Shipwreck Alley."
    Michigan's Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary has received federal approval to expand by nearly tenfold and boost preservation of scores of sunken vessels in an area of Lake Huron once known as "Shipwreck Alley."
  • Detroit bankruptcy trial continues Friday

    Detroit bankruptcy trial continues Friday

    Friday, September 5 2014 6:36 AM EDT2014-09-05 10:36:42 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - Detroit's chief financial officer is set to return to the witness stand for a second day in the city's historic bankruptcy trial.Attorneys for creditors opposed to Detroit's bankruptcy and the city's debt restructuring plan will resume their cross-examination of John Hill on Friday. Hill was questioned Thursday by an attorney representing the city and a lawyer representing bond insurer Syncora Guarantee.Detroit wants to cut $12 billion in unsecured debt to about $5 billion thro...
    DETROIT (AP) - Detroit's chief financial officer is set to return to the witness stand for a second day in the city's historic bankruptcy trial.Attorneys for creditors opposed to Detroit's bankruptcy and the city's debt restructuring plan will resume their cross-examination of John Hill on Friday. Hill was questioned Thursday by an attorney representing the city and a lawyer representing bond insurer Syncora Guarantee.Detroit wants to cut $12 billion in unsecured debt to about $5 billion thro...
  • Everything must go at Rossford Giant Eagle auction

    Everything must go at Rossford Giant Eagle auction

    Thursday, September 4 2014 12:37 PM EDT2014-09-04 16:37:12 GMT
    At the Giant Eagle along the Fremont Pike in Rossford, items are flying off the shelves. So are the shelves themselves. An auctioneering firm is selling everything inside of the former grocery store to the highest bidder. This giant eagle and the one in Sylvania Township closed in May. Now, the equipment has to move. "It's a shame, " says Vickie Clarke of Perrysburg. Clarke says she stopped by today to see what was for sale. "It was hard to see it close," adds Clarke. "Definitely disappointin...
    At the Giant Eagle along the Fremont Pike in Rossford, items are flying off the shelves. So are the shelves themselves. An auctioneering firm is selling everything inside of the former grocery store to the highest bidder. This giant eagle and the one in Sylvania Township closed in May. Now, the equipment has to move. "It's a shame, " says Vickie Clarke of Perrysburg. Clarke says she stopped by today to see what was for sale. "It was hard to see it close," adds Clarke. "Definitely disappointin...
  • 9-year-old Ohio boy arrested for airsoft gun

    9-year-old Ohio boy arrested for airsoft gun

    Authorities say a 9-year-old boy was arrested after he was spotted outside a southwest Ohio elementary school with an airsoft pellet gun.
    Authorities say a 9-year-old boy was arrested after he was spotted outside a southwest Ohio elementary school with an airsoft pellet gun.
  • Labor Day weekend deadly traffic crashes down

    Labor Day weekend deadly traffic crashes down

    Thursday, September 4 2014 6:31 AM EDT2014-09-04 10:31:23 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio State Highway Patrol says fatal traffic crashes were down over Labor Day weekend this year.The patrol says there were 11 fatalities on the roads between Friday and midnight on Monday, compared with 16 during the same four-day period last year.The patrol attributes the improvement partially to increased enforcement. Troopers arrested 804 people for drunken or impaired driving, an increase of 4.3 percent from last year. Drug arrests during the period were up 31 pe...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio State Highway Patrol says fatal traffic crashes were down over Labor Day weekend this year.The patrol says there were 11 fatalities on the roads between Friday and midnight on Monday, compared with 16 during the same four-day period last year.The patrol attributes the improvement partially to increased enforcement. Troopers arrested 804 people for drunken or impaired driving, an increase of 4.3 percent from last year. Drug arrests during the period were up 31 pe...
  • Leaning Silo of Ida

    Leaning Silo of Ida

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-09-03 21:33:16 GMT
    Businesses have been evacuated and roads shut down in Ida because of an unstable silo. Lewis Avenue between Ida Street and VanAkins Street is still blocked off this afternoon.This grain storage tower will eventually hold 130,000 bushel of grain. But a construction accident put the quarter of a million dollar project on hold.
    Businesses have been evacuated and roads shut down in Ida because of an unstable silo. Lewis Avenue between Ida Street and VanAkins Street is still blocked off this afternoon.This grain storage tower will eventually hold 130,000 bushel of grain. But a construction accident put the quarter of a million dollar project on hold.
  • New routes could boost numbers at Detroit airport

    New routes could boost numbers at Detroit airport

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 4:13 PM EDT2014-09-03 20:13:10 GMT
    ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) - At least 10 new nonstop routes being offered by low-cost airlines could help boost numbers at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. The Detroit News reports that airlines such as Spirit Airlines and Frontier Airlines are bringing more options for travelers. For the past four years, the airport in Romulus has seen about 32 million passengers annually and growth has been sluggish. Al Glancy, chairman of the Wayne County Airport Authority Board, says the expansion of low-cost carri...
    ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) - At least 10 new nonstop routes being offered by low-cost airlines could help boost numbers at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. The Detroit News reports that airlines such as Spirit Airlines and Frontier Airlines are bringing more options for travelers. For the past four years, the airport in Romulus has seen about 32 million passengers annually and growth has been sluggish. Al Glancy, chairman of the Wayne County Airport Authority Board, says the expansion of low-cost carri...
  • 4 Ohio men fatally beaten in 4 separate homes

    4 Ohio men fatally beaten in 4 separate homes

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 3:31 PM EDT2014-09-03 19:31:41 GMT
    BUCYRUS, Ohio (AP) - Authorities in this small Ohio city are trying to figure out why four men were fatally beaten in four separate homes. A suspect is in custody but hasn't been charged. Police in Bucyrus, about 65 miles north of Columbus, said the slayings are likely related, but they don't know if the men knew each other. Two bodies were found Monday, and the two others were discovered Tuesday morning. The suspect came into the police station and led officers to the last two bodies, author...
    BUCYRUS, Ohio (AP) - Authorities in this small Ohio city are trying to figure out why four men were fatally beaten in four separate homes. A suspect is in custody but hasn't been charged. Police in Bucyrus, about 65 miles north of Columbus, said the slayings are likely related, but they don't know if the men knew each other. Two bodies were found Monday, and the two others were discovered Tuesday morning. The suspect came into the police station and led officers to the last two bodies, author...
  • Bankruptcy judge orders mediation on Detroit water

    Bankruptcy judge orders mediation on Detroit water

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-09-03 17:26:31 GMT
    The judge handling Detroit's bankruptcy case has ordered mediation in a lawsuit that seeks to block the city from shutting off water to customers for unpaid bills. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes heard arguments Tuesday on a request for a temporary restraining order from critics of the city's water department.
    The judge handling Detroit's bankruptcy case has ordered mediation in a lawsuit that seeks to block the city from shutting off water to customers for unpaid bills. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes heard arguments Tuesday on a request for a temporary restraining order from critics of the city's water department.
  • Detroit bankruptcy trial continues

    Detroit bankruptcy trial continues

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 6:45 AM EDT2014-09-03 10:45:21 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - An attorney for Detroit is set to resume his opening statement at the city's historic bankruptcy trial, after saying on the first day that Detroit needs the restructuring to survive.Opening statements also are expected Wednesday from supporters of the city's debt restructuring plan and creditors that oppose it.The trial over the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history began with attorney Bruce Bennett telling federal judge Steven Rhodes that Detroit's plan to restructure b...
    DETROIT (AP) - An attorney for Detroit is set to resume his opening statement at the city's historic bankruptcy trial, after saying on the first day that Detroit needs the restructuring to survive.Opening statements also are expected Wednesday from supporters of the city's debt restructuring plan and creditors that oppose it.The trial over the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history began with attorney Bruce Bennett telling federal judge Steven Rhodes that Detroit's plan to restructure b...
  • Court upholds death sentence for Cleveland killer

    Court upholds death sentence for Cleveland killer

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:23 AM EDT2014-09-02 15:23:32 GMT
    The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of a man condemned to die for shooting a woman at a Cleveland laundry mat. The court's 6-1 ruling came in the case of Jeremiah Jackson, convicted of killing Tracy Pickryl in 2009 at the end of a crime spree in Cleveland, Sandusky and Lorain.
    The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of a man condemned to die for shooting a woman at a Cleveland laundry mat. The court's 6-1 ruling came in the case of Jeremiah Jackson, convicted of killing Tracy Pickryl in 2009 at the end of a crime spree in Cleveland, Sandusky and Lorain.
  • Farmers make proactive steps to reduce runoff

    Farmers make proactive steps to reduce runoff

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:36 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:36:19 GMT
    Many farmers have their soil professionally tested every year and they only add the recommended nutrients on their crops. They are doing what they can to keep chemicals out of the runoff.
    Many farmers have their soil professionally tested every year and they only add the recommended nutrients on their crops. They are doing what they can to keep chemicals out of the runoff.
  • Man found dead in barn fire, woman escapes

    Man found dead in barn fire, woman escapes

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:22:09 GMT
    One man is dead after an overnight barn fire in northern Monroe County.The sheriff's office says that barn went up in flames just before 1 a.m. Monday.It happened outside of Carelton, MI, near the intersection of Colf and Sumpter.Investigators say a 54-year-old lived in an apartment above the barn. His body was found inside.According to deputies, the man's girlfriend managed to get out alive, with burns on her hands and feet.The sheriff is waiting to release the man's identity until his famil...
    One man is dead after an overnight barn fire in northern Monroe County.The sheriff's office says that barn went up in flames just before 1 a.m. Monday.It happened outside of Carelton, MI, near the intersection of Colf and Sumpter.Investigators say a 54-year-old lived in an apartment above the barn. His body was found inside.According to deputies, the man's girlfriend managed to get out alive, with burns on her hands and feet.The sheriff is waiting to release the man's identity until his famil...
  • Body recovered, 8 rescued overnight in Indian Lake

    Body recovered, 8 rescued overnight in Indian Lake

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:01 AM EDT2014-09-01 15:01:12 GMT
    LAKEVIEW, Ohio (AP) - Authorities recovered the body of a 22-year-old man from a western Ohio lake after responding to a call about a sinking boat. An Ohio Department of Natural Resources statement says eight of the nine people on the boat were rescued. State watercraft officers say they received the call about a boat sinking on Indian Lake north of the Lakeview boat ramp around 12:30 a.m. Sunday. Crews from area fire departments had already safely pulled the eight people from the water when ...
    LAKEVIEW, Ohio (AP) - Authorities recovered the body of a 22-year-old man from a western Ohio lake after responding to a call about a sinking boat. An Ohio Department of Natural Resources statement says eight of the nine people on the boat were rescued. State watercraft officers say they received the call about a boat sinking on Indian Lake north of the Lakeview boat ramp around 12:30 a.m. Sunday. Crews from area fire departments had already safely pulled the eight people from the water when ...
  • Ohio police: Wedding guest tries to steal gifts

    Ohio police: Wedding guest tries to steal gifts

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:18 AM EDT2014-09-01 14:18:09 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Water Advisory: Toxins near South Bass Beach

    Water Advisory: Toxins near South Bass Beach

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:25 AM EDT2014-09-01 13:25:51 GMT
    For the first time this year, an algal bloom advisory is in effect for South Bass Island. Testing at the State Park Beach shows high levels of toxins in the water. It was 13 parts per billion of microcystin. That's prompting Ohio's Environmental Protection Agency to post a public health advisory.The "orange flag" cautions older people, those very young or anyone with a compromised immune system to stay out of the water near South Bass Beach. 20 parts per billion of microcystin would have laun...
    For the first time this year, an algal bloom advisory is in effect for South Bass Island. Testing at the State Park Beach shows high levels of toxins in the water. It was 13 parts per billion of microcystin. That's prompting Ohio's Environmental Protection Agency to post a public health advisory.The "orange flag" cautions older people, those very young or anyone with a compromised immune system to stay out of the water near South Bass Beach. 20 parts per billion of microcystin would have laun...
  • No human cases of the West Nile Virus in Michigan this year

    No human cases of the West Nile Virus in Michigan this year

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:17 AM EDT2014-09-01 10:17:22 GMT
    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Just two years after 17 deaths, Michigan so far is reporting no human cases of West Nile virus in 2014.A snowy winter and wet spring might lead to more mosquitoes, the carrier of West Nile. But that doesn't automatically translate into a greater risk for getting the virus.Ned Walker, an expert at Michigan State University, says the virus needs hot weather to become potent. The National Weather Service reports only a handful of days of 90 degrees or higher since June...
    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Just two years after 17 deaths, Michigan so far is reporting no human cases of West Nile virus in 2014.A snowy winter and wet spring might lead to more mosquitoes, the carrier of West Nile. But that doesn't automatically translate into a greater risk for getting the virus.Ned Walker, an expert at Michigan State University, says the virus needs hot weather to become potent. The National Weather Service reports only a handful of days of 90 degrees or higher since June...
  • Audit: Michigan doing good job on child support

    Audit: Michigan doing good job on child support

    Sunday, August 31 2014 8:54 PM EDT2014-09-01 00:54:53 GMT
    A Michigan government audit of $2.6 billion in child support payments says that the office in charge of collecting the money is doing an effective job in making sure that parents pay what they owe and care-givers get what's coming to them.
    A Michigan government audit of $2.6 billion in child support payments says that the office in charge of collecting the money is doing an effective job in making sure that parents pay what they owe and care-givers get what's coming to them.
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    Goodwill Pass It On Challenge!

    13abc is joining Goodwill for the “Goodwill Pass It On Challenge!” Goodwill will be placing trucks at two schools each week during the upcoming football season. Students, parents and staff from both schools will compete to donate the most clothes, household items, computers and additional items.
    13abc is joining Goodwill for the “Goodwill Pass It On Challenge!” Goodwill will be placing trucks at two schools each week during the upcoming football season. Students, parents and staff from both schools will compete to donate the most clothes, household items, computers and additional items.
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