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Missing teen found, 3 charged with human trafficking

CORBIN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky sheriff says a missing teenage girl has been found in the back of a U-Haul truck and three people have been charged with human trafficking. News outlets report the Knox County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that the girl was reported missing Saturday and ...

Ohio officials discuss hate crimes before Klan-related rally

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Federal and local officials in Ohio are discussing how to prevent and respond to hate crimes at a public meeting ahead of a Ku Klux Klan-related group's rally planned next month. The Dayton Daily News reports Wednesday's meeting is part of scheduled programming by the ...

Judge tosses death sentence of man on death row since 1988

CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge in Ohio has ruled that a man who's been on death row for more than 30 years is intellectually disabled and has thrown out his death sentence. Andre Jackson was convicted of aggravated murder in 1988 for fatally beating a 74-year-old employee at a laundromat in ...

State’s aviation policy panel seeks experts from public

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is looking for members of the public with expertise in aviation and aerospace technology to serve on a state panel. State Rep. Rick Perales (peh-RAH'-lihs), a Beavercreek Republican, chairs the 2019-20 Ohio Aerospace and Aviation Technology Committee. He says ...

Help on wheels: Carts help disabled Ohio dogs stay mobile

By HOLLY ZACHARIAH The Columbus Dispatch GALION, Ohio (AP) — John Lizotte approached the makeshift pen with caution because the German shepherd was in full-on guard-dog mode, his deep-throated bark of warning bouncing off the shelter walls. John pulled a treat from the pouch strapped to his ...

Families to have voice in Columbus police shooting trial

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge in Columbus has agreed to allow a jury to hear from relatives of two slain police officers should the trial of a man accused of killing them reach the death penalty phase. The Columbus Dispatch reports Judge Richard Frye agreed with prosecutors Friday that ...

1-year-old boy killed in possible accidental shooting

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities in Cleveland say a 1-year-old boy has been killed in what they say may have been an accidental shooting. Cleveland police spokeswoman Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia says officers were called to the home at 6:20 p.m. Saturday for a shooting involving a small child. The boy ...

Zookeeper hospitalized after tiger attack at Topeka Zoo

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — City officials say a tiger mauled a zookeeper at the Topeka Zoo in northeastern Kansas. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the incident happened around 9:30 a.m. Saturday, when a Sumatran tiger named Sanjiv tackled the worker in an enclosed outdoor space. Topeka Zoo ...

Noted historian to kick off Ohio Statehouse speaker series

Noted historian to kick off Ohio Statehouse speaker series COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Capitol Square Foundation says it's launching a three-year speaker series at the Ohio Statehouse. "Capitol Conversations" will bring prominent national speakers to visit and lecture at the state capitol. ...

Customer threw iguana at restaurant manager, police say

PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a customer at an Ohio restaurant pulled out a turquoise iguana from under his shirt, swung it around and threw it at the manager. Police say the Madison man walked into Perkins Restaurant in Painesville, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northeast of ...