11:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - Attorney General Eric Holder, the nation's top law enforcement officer, said Sunday he might sue Arizona a second time if he finds its tough-on-illegal-immigrants law leads to racial profiling. Holder, speaking on CBS' "Face the Nation," said the federal government's lawsuit against Arizona, filed last week, makes scant mention of racial profiling because a stronger argument against the law is that it preempts the federal government's responsibility in deciding immigration policies.
11:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
By Misti Crane - The Columbus Dispatch (MCT) Fancy foreign berries and their ordinary Ohio counterparts seem to be equals when it comes to preventing cancer, new research has found.In this latest research, Gary Stoner decided he'd branch out from his old standby the Ohio-grown black raspberry and look more closely at a variety of other berries, both domestic and exotic.
11:07 AM Jul 26, 2010
SEATTLE (MCT) - "Barefoot Bandit" Colton Harris-Moore's well-publicized crime spree two years in the United States and a week in the Bahamas ended Sunday when he was arrested trying to escape Bahamian police in a stolen boat. Harris-Moore was arrested about 2 a.m. near Harbour Island following a brief high-speed boat chase. The capture unfolded at the Romora Bay Resort and Marina, where the suspect, carrying a gun and knapsack, told security director Kenneth Strachan, "They're going to kill me," according to CNN.
11:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Jeremy Cook, the 16-year-old Norwalk boy who disappeared June 10, turned has turned himself in to police. Cook was last seen about 4 p.m. June 10 at the Manahan Avenue home of his grandmother and caregiver, Ellen Kreeger.
11:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Abbi Obermiller denied hampering authorities from using a search warrant and leaving her grandparents' house without permission Tuesday. Obermiller, 17, of 104 E. Main St., North Fairfield, is charged with obstructing official business by delinquency, a second-degree misdemeanor if committed by an adult, and unruliness. If convicted, the defendant could face 90 days in detention and community control sanctions, which could include a fine, house arrest, court-ordered counseling and suspended driving privileges.
11:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
WAKEMAN - Quick action turned what could have been a tragedy into a heroic story Thursday night. Eleven-year-old Austin Yaworski was pulled out of a truck submerged in a pond by four members of the Wakeman Fire District.
11:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
FREMONT (MCT) - One person was killed and another was trapped beneath rubble when a roof partially collapsed at a northwest Ohio food processing plant on Wednesday afternoon, police said. The name of the man who was killed at the Fremont Co., 802 North Front St., was not immediately available. His body had not been recovered as of 5 p.m.
11:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Call it the mystery of the port-a-potty set aflame. A Toledo man was arraigned Friday in Erie County Municipal Court in connection with starting a fire in a port-a-potty at an area business. Larry P. Lotman, 53, was released from the Erie County Jail Friday morning by a court order. He faces an arson charge.
11:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
An autopsy revealed Tuesday that a 10-year-old Greenwich girl who died Saturday had a form of meningitis, Huron County Coroner Dr. Jeffrey Harwood said. Trinity N. Polachek died at 8:45 a.m. Saturday in her sleep, Harwood said.
11:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Will he go or will he stay? We'll all find out tonight when LeBron James announces what he will do during a one-hour special beginning at 9 on ESPN. Here's what our experts think. (At the end of this story, tell us what YOU think about LeBron James by posting your comments.) I said he would sign with the Chicago Bulls May 15. I still felt that way until Wednesday when Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade signed with the Miami Heat. I don't feel like LeBron James wants to play second fiddle in Miami.
11:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
WILLARD - Several items were stolen this weekend during a break-in at First United Methodist Church, 401 E. Howard St. The Willard Police Department received its report of the crime at 7:50 a.m. Sunday. Chief Joe Daniel said the offense probably happened overnight when the culprits entered through an exterior window.
11:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
Fireworks are the suspected cause of a Milan Avenue garage fire that destroyed the building and a boat housed there. (NOTE - To see more photos of the fire, click here.)
11:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
It has been almost 30 days since 16-year-old Jeremy Cook disappeared. The teenager's grandmother and caregiver, Ellen Kreeger, is growing increasingly frustrated.
11:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
A Norwalk man found out the hard way that your private part isn't the best hiding place for an illegal substance.
11:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
Call it grandmother's intuition, but Ellen Kreeger thinks "something's not right" for her teenage grandson to be gone so long. Jeremiah "Jeremy" K. Cook, 16, was last seen about 4 p.m. June 10 at Kreeger's 5 Manahan Ave. home.
11:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
Rural New London resident Robert J. Young has separate Norwalk Municipal Court trial dates in connection with harboring his girlfriend during her 23-day disappearance. Young, 20, of 408 S. Exchange Road, faces an Aug. 11 trial date on obstructing official business. One week later, he goes to trial on another misdemeanor charge, interference of custody.
11:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
Police released an anonymous call about the Abbi Obermiller case in which the caller claimed the 17-year-old North Fairfield girl was strangled to death by her boyfriend. Dispatchers received the call at 12:44 a.m. June 20. (NOTE - To listen to the 9-1-1 tape, click here.)
11:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
Rural New London resident Robert J. Young entered a "not guilty' plea Tuesday to interference of custody in connection with the investigation of his girlfriend's disappearance. Young, 20, of 408 S. Exchange Road, was in Norwalk Municipal Court for his initial appearance on the first-degree misdemeanor. If convicted, he faces up to six months in the Huron County Jail, a maximum fine of $1,000 and probation.
11:05 AM Jul 26, 2010
ELYRIA - A tip led to the arrest Thursday night of Gerald Hunter at the Super 8 Motel in Elyria. "U.S. Marshal's office received a tip from a source of Gerald Hunter's whereabouts," Huron County Sheriff's Department Capt. Ted Patrick said. Acting on the tip, sheriff's deputies, Elyria police and U.S. Marshals forced their way into the room and apprehended him peacefully. "There was no altercation."
11:03 AM Jul 26, 2010
What do you do when it's 90 degrees and extremely humid outside? This is not just a theoretical question. Perhaps by the time you are reading this column, it will be cooler a nice, pleasant 75 degrees with low humidity. But maybe not.
11:02 AM Jul 26, 2010
INDEPENDENCE - Pezamania 20 will invade the Holiday Inn in Independence on the weekend of July 15 to 17. And if you're at all familiar with American pop culture, chances are you've at least heard of Pez candy and dispensers.