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  • 3 dead after motorcycle collides with dirt bike in Maybee, MI

    3 dead after motorcycle collides with dirt bike in Maybee, MI

    Saturday, April 19 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-04-19 18:54:50 GMT
    Three people are dead after dirt bike hit a motorcycle head-on. The Monroe County Sheriff's office says the crash happened around 11:30 Friday night in Maybee Michigan. A fourth person is in the hospital in serious condition.
    Three people are dead after dirt bike hit a motorcycle head-on. The Monroe County Sheriff's office says the crash happened around 11:30 Friday night in Maybee Michigan. A fourth person is in the hospital in serious condition.
  • 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.
  • District states case for levy to fund new school

    District states case for levy to fund new school

    Saturday, April 19 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-04-19 18:46:54 GMT
    North Central Schools Superintendent Ken Boyer says they are are in desperate need of a new high school building.
    North Central Schools Superintendent Ken Boyer says they are are in desperate need of a new high school building.

EVENING NEWS HEADLINES - FEBRUARY 19, 2013

FORD PLANT MOVING TO OHIO

(AP) - A person briefed on the matter says Ford is moving production of a popular small engine from Spain to a plant near Cleveland. The person says that on Thursday, Ford will announce a $200 million investment at its factory in Brook Park, Ohio. The plant will produce the 2-Liter "EcoBoost" engine that's now built in Valencia, Spain.

STATE OF THE STATE

(AP) - Gov. John Kasich said Tuesday during his third State of the State speech that Ohio has seen wholesale improvements since he took office but now is not the time to "rest on our laurels." Making the case for his latest round of sweeping policy proposals in the upcoming budget, Kasich told lawmakers, invited guests and a television audience that big changes he's made to government so far are showing results. "We must not fear big ideas. We must embrace them," the Republican governor said in a speech before about 1,700 at Lima's Civic Center.

AMISH HATE CRIME

(AP) - Amish convicted in hair- and beard-cutting hate crime attacks on fellow members of their faith in Ohio are lining up to appeal their convictions. By this afternoon, 10 of 16 defendants sentenced this month in Cleveland federal court had asked the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati to reverse their convictions.

GAS EXPLOSION ROCKS KC

(AP) - At least 14 people have been injured in massive gas explosion in an upscale shopping district of Kansas City, Mo. Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the blast, but officials say it may have stemmed from an accident involving a utility contractor. The blast destroyed a restaurant, but it's unclear whether anyone was killed.

BP AGREEMENT

(AP) - BP and the federal government have agreed that 34 million gallons of oil captured during the massive 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico can't count toward civil penalties the oil giant faces. BP contends the oil was burned or shipped to shore before it could enter the Gulf waters and should not count in calculating the company's Clean Water Act penalties. The penalties still will total billions of dollars.

CHINA CYBER ATTACK

(AP) - Officials say the White House will lay out a new report tomorrow that suggests a more aggressive response to cyberattacks from China. A U.S. security firm says the attacks stole massive amounts of information from military contractors, energy companies and other key industries in the U.S. and elsewhere. Virginia-based Mandiant says the cyberattacks have been traced to a People's Liberation Army Unit.

OFFICE DEPOT OFFICEMAX MERGER?

(AP) - Reports that Office Depot and OfficeMax are discussing a merger has helped push stocks higher. The Dow rose 54 points to close at 14,036 -- within reach of its all-time high. The S&P gained 11, while the Nasdaq added 22 points. The news about Office Depot and OfficeMax comes in the wake of deals for Heinz and Dell, and that has some investors betting that more deals are on the way.

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