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Cleveland officer sues rookie partner for friendly fire

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland police officer claims another officer panicked and "blindly" shot her when they confronted a man standing in a boarding house bathroom with a gun, according to a federal lawsuit. Jennifer Kilnapp's lawsuit, filed last week, said her rookie partner in July 2020, ...

Medical examiner: Jayland Walker was shot dozens of times

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Jayland Walker, the 25-year-old Black man who died last month at the hands of police in Akron, Ohio, was shot dozens of times, with 26 bullets recovered from his body, according to a preliminary autopsy report released Friday. Dr. Lisa Kohler, the Summit County medical ...

Florida trucker gets 55 years for partner’s Indiana slaying

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — A Florida truck driver has been sentenced to 55 years in prison for fatally stabbing his driving partner while the man was behind the wheel of their truck along an eastern Indiana highway. Pavel Nery-Gonzalez, 50, rested his head in his hands Wednesday as a Wayne County ...

Officer critically wounded during domestic call improving

CLEARCREEK, Ohio (AP) — A police officer who was shot and critically wounded this week during a domestic violence call appears to be making progress but has "some hard work ahead of him" as he recovers, authorities said Thursday. Speaking at a news conference, Clearcreek Police Chief John ...

Body recovered in Lake Michigan; 4 drownings in 1 day

SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — The body of an Ohio man was recovered Thursday in Lake Michigan, the fourth drowning from a day earlier in western Michigan. Authorities said Anthony Diehl, 33, may have been trying to help a 7-year-old boy who was struggling Wednesday in the water in South Haven. ...

NAACP calls on Garland to probe killing of Jayland Walker

WASHINGTON (AP) — The NAACP on Thursday made a direct plea to Attorney General Merrick Garland for the Justice Department to open a federal civil rights investigation into the shooting death of Jayland Walker, a Black man who was killed last month by officers in Ohio in a hail of police ...

Doctor’s lawyer defends steps in 10-year-old girl’s abortion

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The lawyer for an Indiana doctor at the center of a political firestorm after speaking out about a 10-year-old child abuse victim who traveled from Ohio for an abortion said Thursday that her client provided proper treatment and did not violate any patient privacy laws in ...

Ohio rape shows how a story can spread faster than facts

NEW YORK (AP) — It took only four paragraphs in a regional newspaper to ignite a media conflagration over abortion that in two weeks engulfed President Joe Biden, the partisan press and some of the country's top news organizations. In the center of it all: a 10-year-old rape victim, identity ...

Police officer critically wounded, man killed in shooting

CLEARCREEK, Ohio (AP) — A police officer who responded to a domestic violence call at a southwestern Ohio home was shot and critically wounded by a man who was then shot and killed by another officer, authorities said. The shooting occurred Tuesday night in Clearcreek Township. Police were ...

Jayland Walker described as quiet, thoughtful at funeral

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered at a theater in Akron, Ohio, on Wednesday to commemorate the life of Jayland Walker, a 25-year-old Black man killed in a hail of police gunfire last month. Walker was remembered by family and friends as a shy, kind, thoughtful man with a quiet ...

Man charged with rape of girl, 10, who traveled for abortion

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has been charged with raping a 10-year-old girl whose case drew national attention following a doctor's comments that the child had to travel to Indiana for an abortion, an account that had led some prominent Republicans — including Ohio's attorney general ...

Prosecutor: Escapee had woman at knifepoint, was killed

MASON, Ohio (AP) — A member of a law enforcement tactical team shot and killed an escaped prison inmate on Tuesday after the team entered an Ohio hotel room where authorities said he was holding a woman at knifepoint, prosecutors said. Authorities in Hamilton County had been seeking Thomas ...

Feces mailed to Ohio GOP lawmakers; post office investigates

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Feces were mailed to Ohio's 25 Republican state senators this week, prompting an investigation by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, a spokesperson for the lawmakers confirmed Friday. Mailroom employees in the Ohio Statehouse and post offices in Cleveland and Akron ...

Woman pleads guilty but mentally ill in 2nd woman’s murder

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A woman accused of fatally shooting another woman last year pleaded guilty but mentally ill to a charge of murder on Friday. Valerie Rose Hardiek, 23, entered the plea in the June 20, 2021, shooting death of Shelby Vonholdt at a home in Fort Wayne. Hardieck struck a ...

Cops: Stray bullet enters home, kills woman sitting on couch

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A woman siting on a couch in her Ohio home on the Fourth of July was killed when a bullet came through a front window and stuck her in the head, authorities said. It's not clear who fired the shot or why, but Akron police said the bullet that hit 26-year-old Chelsey Jones ...

Officer who killed Tamir Rice quickly leaves new police job

The former Cleveland police officer who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice in 2014 withdrew from the police force of a Pennsylvania town Thursday amid backlash and media coverage over his hiring. Timothy Loehmann was sworn in Tuesday as the lone police officer in Tioga — a community of ...

Proposed Ohio amendment would limit vaccine mandates

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution that would limit vaccine mandates imposed by businesses, health care providers and governments is a step closer to the statewide ballot. The proposal would prohibit those entities from discriminating against people based on ...

Damage reports, power outages reported after Ohio storm

Authorities say tens of thousands of customers were without power and damage reports were coming in after severe weather including a tornado was reported east of Cincinnati. The National Weather Service office in Wilmington said it was receiving "reports of damage throughout our area" and ...

Biden in Ohio spotlights effort to rescue union pensions

CLEVELAND (AP) — Reassuring frustrated blue-collar voters, President Joe Biden on Wednesday visited Ohio iron workers to highlight federal action to shore up troubled pension funding for millions now on the job or retired — and to make his political case that he's been a champion for ...

Military identifies WWII Army Air Force soldier from Ohio

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The remains of an Army Air Force sergeant from Ohio who died after he was sent to a prisoner of war camp during World War II have now been positively identified, Defense Department officials announced Tuesday. Tech. Sgt. William F. Teaff, 26, of Steubenville, was ...