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  • Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

    Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:46 PM EDT2014-09-02 17:46:44 GMT
    An Internet video purports to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group. Sotloff, who freelanced for Time and Foreign Policy magazines, had last been seen in Syrian in August 2013 until he appeared in a video released online last month by the Islamic State group that showed the beheading of fellow American journalist James Foley.
    An Internet video purports to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group. Sotloff, who freelanced for Time and Foreign Policy magazines, had last been seen in Syrian in August 2013 until he appeared in a video released online last month by the Islamic State group that showed the beheading of fellow American journalist James Foley.
  • Cedar Point announces Mantis is out October 19th

    Cedar Point announces Mantis is out October 19th

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-09-02 16:19:41 GMT
    Cedar Point has announced that the Mantis Roller Coaster is shutting down.
    Cedar Point has announced that the Mantis Roller Coaster is shutting down.
  • Major construction project could tie up traffic

    Major construction project could tie up traffic

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:20:52 GMT
     A major construction project is about to start along State Route 420 in Wood County and that could mean delays for drivers, but ODOT hopes it will eventually clear up congestion.
     A major construction project is about to start along State Route 420 in Wood County and that could mean delays for drivers, but ODOT hopes it will eventually clear up congestion.

EVENING NEWS HEADLINES - JANUARY 14. 2013

SUSPECTED BANK ROBBER CAUGHT

A man is in custody after police say he confessed to two local bank robberies. The latest happened around 2:30 this afternoon at the Key Bank on Talmadge. Officer say the suspect handed the teller a note demanding cash. He took off but they caught up with him. Police identified him as 53-year-old Richard King of Petersburg, Michigan. Police say he confessed to today's robbery and one January 10th at Fifth Third Bank on Secor.

WALBRIDGE MAYOR FORFEITS SEAT

The mayor of Walbridge is forfeiting his seat. Dan Wilczynski is giving up the job he's had since 2003. According to the Ohio Revised Code, a mayor has to attend 60% of city council meetings during the two year term. Council claims the mayor didn't meet that requirement.

WALK-IN FLU SHOT CLINIC

The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department has decided to host a series of walk-in flu clinics this week because of an outbreak of flu in the area and nationwide. The walk-in flu clinics at the Health Department's main office on North Erie run from 4pm to 6pm Tuesday and Wednesday. The vaccine costs $25 for adults.

AEP OPPOSITION

(AP) - American Electric Power is facing opposition from around the state to the utility's request to make its Ohio customers pick up a $62 million tab for repairs from last summer's severe storms. The request filed with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio late last year is one of the largest ever in the state.

NEW HOFFA THEORY

(AP) - A man convicted of crimes as a reputed Mafia captain claims missing Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa is buried in suburban Detroit. Tony Zerilli was in prison when Hoffa disappeared from a Detroit-area restaurant in 1975. But he tells Detroit television station WDIV that he was told about the whereabouts of Hoffa's remains after his release.

NEW YORK GUN CONTROL

(AP) - New York lawmakers are ready to become first in the nation to tighten gun control laws following last month's school shooting in Connecticut. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a tough proposal is ready to become law. Provisions include a tighter assault weapon ban and restrictions on ammunition and the sale and storage of guns. In Washington, a task force has presented gun safety recommendations to President Barack Obama.

DEBT CEILING

(AP) - President Barack Obama has warned congressional Republicans that they cannot "collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the American economy." Obama said at a news conference that he's willing to discuss deficit reduction but said Congress must pay for debts it has already racked up. Republicans want to link deficit reduction and increasing the debt ceiling.

LANCE ARMSTRONG CONFESSION?

(AP) - A person with knowledge of Lance Armstrong's interview with Oprah Winfrey tells The Associated Press that the cyclist admitted to doping. The interview is to be broadcast Thursday on Winfrey's network. Armstrong was stripped of all seven Tour de France titles last year after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released a report that said Armstrong's cycling team had what it called: "The most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen."

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