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Man claims in lawsuit police hid DNA evidence before trial

CINCINNATI (AP) — A man acquitted of murder has sued the Cincinnati Police Department claiming detectives hid DNA evidence that eventually exonerated him. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports 28-year-old Joshua Maxton claims in a federal lawsuit filed Friday that police knew or should have known ...

Man convicted of killing bystander during store robbery

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting a bystander who pepper sprayed him as he fled a convenience store robbery. The Akron Beacon Journal reports 27-year-old Jarvell Henderson entered pleas Friday to murder and other charges in Akron. He received a sentence of ...

Salmonella linked to pre-cut melon sickens 60 in Midwest

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Health officials say a salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon has sickened 60 people in five Midwestern states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Caito Foods LLC on Friday recalled pre-cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe and fruit ...

Ohio State to allow some off-duty officers to conceal carry

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University trustees have approved a resolution allowing off-duty officers from a select number of law enforcement agencies to carry concealed guns on campus so they can serve as first responders if needed. WCMH-TV reports the policy approved Friday applies to ...

New sentencing date for man who tried to help Islamic State

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has rescheduled sentencing for an Ohio man convicted of trying to help the Islamic State group. U.S. District Judge Edmund Sargus on Tuesday in Columbus rescheduled Aaron Daniels' sentencing from Thursday to July 6. Daniels pleaded guilty last July to a ...

Cincinnati police step up patrols following killings

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati police are increasing patrols in a neighborhood where six people have been fatally shot in the past week. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood has seen its deadliest eight-day period in at least 10 years. District 1 Commander Capt. ...

Dog finds adult human skull out in wooded area

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a family dog in Ohio brought a human skull home. Madison Township Police Chief Matthew Byers says the dog found the skull around 2 p.m. Monday in a wooded area in Madison Township. Police responded to the area with cadaver dogs and found the rest of the body ...

Ohio House vote set to resolve impasse over next speaker

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, AP Statehouse Correspondent COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The paralyzed Ohio House has scheduled a vote Wednesday that could bring its nail-biting speakership impasse to an end. Law-making in the state has been at a standstill for weeks, as House Republicans spar over who ...

Ohio Democrats give chairman new 4-year term

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Democratic Party chairman David Pepper has been unanimously re-elected as head of the state party for the next four years. The former Cincinnati councilman and Hamilton County commissioner has led the party since early 2015 after losing a bid to unseat Republican ...

Teen girl struck, killed after truck veers off road

EASTLAKE, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say the driver of a truck that veered off a busy street striking and killing a 17-year-old female pedestrian was impaired. Maddisan Chase, of Eastlake, was struck Tuesday afternoon and died at a hospital. Eastlake police say 26-year-old Eric Dean Jones ...