‘Empire’ actor charged with making false police report

"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was charged Wednesday with making a false police report when he said he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck, police said.

Grand Canyon museum visitors exposed for years to radiation, safety manager says

Authorities said the uranium ore was stored next to a taxidermy exhibit. A nuclear expert said the uranium exposure was unlikely to be hazardous to visitors.
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  Man arrested for slapping 12-year-old stepdaughter’s bully, police say

Police said the suspect shouted at and slapped his stepdaughter’s 12-year-old classmate for allegedly calling her names and throwing rocks at her.

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TPD looking to ID breaking and entering suspects

Lonzo Rivers sentenced to life in prison for murder of Dakota Rogers

Man punches his lawyer in the face after receiving 45-year sentence for Warrensville Heights arson

Customs intercepts over $12M in meth at border crossing

Investigators seeking tips regarding two arsons at same address in Swanton

A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered by the Blue Ribbon Arson Committee for information leading to the arrest of whoever is responsible for the fires.
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Trump chooses Jeffrey Rosen for deputy attorney general

President Donald Trump on Tuesday nominated Jeffrey Rosen, a longtime litigator and deputy transportation secretary, to replace Rod Rosenstein as deputy attorney general.

FBI looking for potential victims in Bitconnect coin investigation

TPD operating under Phase 2

Failing Payless to honor gift cards, store credit into March

Ottawa Hills superintendent announces resignation

Papa John’s is going to put chicken and waffles on a pizza

FBI had backup plan to save Russia probe evidence, AP source says

Putin threatens retaliation if US puts new missiles in Europe

Katie Holmes to speak at UT spring commencement

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Ginsburg returns to Supreme Court bench in public session

The 85-year-old justice walked unassisted to her seat beside Chief Justice John Roberts when the court began its public session Tuesday. She returned to the bench eight weeks after surgery for lung cancer.

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Ballpark mustard maker drops Indians’ Chief Wahoo logo

Cleveland.com reports the Indians have told official partners like Bertman Foods Co., the maker of Bertman Original Ballpark Mustard, those relationships can't continue unless they stop using Chief Wahoo

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Burberry apologizes for hoodie with noose knot

Sylvania continues search for water source

It’s one of the biggest issues facing Sylvania leaders; where to get water when their contract with Toledo expires.
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  Bernie Sanders announces 2020 presidential run

The independent senator from Vermont has made a lasting impact on American politics.

  Ohio gas taxes could skyrocket to pay for road and bridge repairs

Local medicinal marijuana growing operation readies for first harvest

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Taco Bell worker puts hundreds of notes into orders to brighten customers’ days