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    Jury found Amanda Bacon guilty in death of her son

    Jury found Amanda Bacon guilty in death of her son

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:17 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:17:06 GMT
    The jury found Amanda Bacon guilty in the murder of her son. She was found guilty of murder and child endangerment charges. She was not found guilty of aggravated murder. Amanda Bacon was charged with
    The jury found Amanda Bacon guilty in the murder of her son.
  • 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.
  • 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.

MORNING NEWS DIGEST – November 19, 2012

"NEW" LOCAL

*Gym Owner Homicide Investigation

Toledo Police are investigating the city's latest homicide. They say a man was shot outside his gym on Warehouse Drive off Angola this morning. Police say the owner of Intensity Fitness was arriving for the day when he was shot and killed. They say some patrons of the gym found the man and called 9-1-1. A worker at a nearby business said he heard gunshots.  Police are hoping a nearby surveillance camera will give them some information. No word on any suspects at this time.

*South Toledo Shooting

Police say two people went to the hospital, one in critical condition, after a shooting on Weber Street between Cottage and Franklin. It happened around 10:30 last night. Police say the man and woman were sitting in a car when someone started shooting.

*New Route 18 Opens

Ohio Gov. John Kasich will help dedicate the new State Route 18 in North Baltimore today. The changes include the first roundabout on a State Route in Northwest Ohio. The project was finished four years ahead of schedule. The changes were made to ease truck traffic through the village that was heading to and from the CSX Intermodal hub.

*Imagination Station Waits on Provisional Ballots

Provisional ballots could swing a close levy vote in the imagination station's favor, but there are other plans if it doesn't happen. The state started counting provisional ballots over the weekend. The Imagination Station's levy lost by about a thousand votes election night. But there are more than nine-thousand provisional ballots that need to be counted in Lucas County. In the meantime, Imagination Station leaders are making plans for another levy even if the provisional ballots don't change the outcome.

   

 "NEW" State News

*OH – Increased Holiday Patrols

Police from around Ohio plan more than 97-hundred hours of enforcement during the holidays, including 23 sobriety checkpoints statewide. State crash statistics show 410 people were killed in 379 alcohol-related crashes last year, with 27 of those deaths coming between Thanksgiving and New Year's.

*MI – Michigan Education Proposed Vouchers?

Governor Rick Snyder wants students to have a choice of where the go to school. The Governor's plan would let students take public funding dollars to any district. The state would also help cover the cost of online courses and give high school students a 25-hundred dollar scholarship for each semester they graduate early. Critics call it another voucher program that is aimed at making money for schools.

*OH – Increased Turkey Prices (AP)

Some Ohioans are paying more for their Thanksgiving turkeys this year, but experts say the jump in price isn't affecting sales. Jim Chakeres, executive vice president of the Ohio Poultry Association, said the price increase in feed grains, specifically corn, is a major factor for the rise.

 

 "NEW" NATIONAL/INTERNAT'L. News

*Hostess Brands in Bankruptcy Court

Hostess Brands is in bankruptcy court today, where a judge will consider its request to shut down operations. But, this doesn't necessarily mean the end of Twinkies and Ding Dongs. Pabst Brewing and the owner of Nature's Own bread and Tasty-Kake snacks may be interested in buying.

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