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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.

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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.

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Lawsuit: Firefighters harassed female co-worker, hid gear

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A female firefighter was subjected to equipment tampering, clothing destruction and gender-related slurs at a central Ohio fire department, according to a federal discrimination lawsuit alleging a pattern of sexual harassment.

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US attorney's office, group to hold seminar on hate crimes

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Anti-Defamation League and the U.S. Attorney's Office in Cleveland are sponsoring an interactive seminar for the community regarding hate crimes and hate crime laws.

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N.W.A. joins quartet of 1970s hitmakers in rock hall

NEW YORK (AP) — The groundbreaking Los Angeles rap act N.W.A. will join a quartet of 1970s era FM radio rockers — Chicago, Cheap Trick, Deep Purple and Steve Miller — as 2016 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Ohio man charged with trafficking 2 teenage girls for sex

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland man has been charged in federal court on two counts related to human trafficking for employing two 14-year-old girls as prostitutes.

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Cleveland to book youths at juvenile court instead of jail

CLEVELAND (AP) — Officials say all youths arrested by Cleveland police will eventually be booked at the county juvenile justice center instead of the city's downtown jail.

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