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Police: Man arrested, alligator removed from Cleveland home

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say they've arrested a man who barricaded himself inside his Cleveland home with an alligator.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 December 2015

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Sheriff's deputies say body found in woods in southern Ohio

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — Sheriff's deputies say a man's body has been found in a wooded area of southern Ohio.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 December 2015

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Grandma of Ohio girl who died sues child welfare agency

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal lawsuit alleges a Cincinnati child welfare agency didn't report signs of possible abuse to authorities and wrongly left a young girl in the custody of her parents, who are now charged in her death from starvation and blunt-force injury.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 December 2015

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Ohio attorney general confirms movie theater antitrust probe

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ten states are investigating allegations that the country's three biggest movie theater chains tried to keep smaller theaters out of markets and other antitrust behavior, Ohio's attorney general confirmed Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 December 2015

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Ohio's 1st poet laureate to build bridges among art forms

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's first poet laureate says he wants to use the position to re-integrate poetry into community life through collaborations with musicians, actors, dancers and other artists.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 December 2015

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Crews finish effort to drain sunken barge found in Lake Erie

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Crews have finished an effort to eliminate environmental threats from a sunken barge that apparently sat undiscovered in Lake Erie for nearly 80 years, The U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 December 2015

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Ohio fugitive on the run since 1975 arrested in Puerto Rico

CLEVELAND (AP) — A task force led by northern Ohio's U.S. Marshal has arrested a manslaughter convict in Puerto Rico who's been on the run since 1975.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 December 2015

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Effort to keep Asian carp from Great Lakes appears stymied

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — When scientists discovered six years ago that aggressive Asian carp had made their way up the Mississippi River's tributaries toward the Chicago area, the Obama administration and alarmed state officials pledged swift action to head off an invasion they feared could devastate fishing and boating on the vital Great Lakes.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 December 2015

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