Crime

Statewide News
9:18 am
Tue February 28, 2012

Authorities Charge 27 from Four States After Dog Fighting Raid

North Carolina authorities have charged 27 people with a variety of crimes stemming from what investigators
say was a Robeson County dog-fighting ring that drew participants from three other states.

State Alcohol Law Enforcement officers raided a home in Maxton on Saturday during the middle of what they say was a dog fight.  State and federal authorities seized 18 dogs, including some with serious wounds, along with tens of thousands of dollars and other paraphernalia.

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Statewide News
10:30 am
Fri February 17, 2012

Teen Pleads 'Not Guilty' in Ohio Craigslist Killings

An Ohio teen has pleaded not guilty to killing one man and attempting to kill a second in a deadly Craigslist robbery scheme that targeted older and single out-of-work men.

Brogan Rafferty, his ankles and wrists cuffed, made a brief appearance Friday in adult felony court in Akron on charges originally filed in Noble County, where the case unfolded.

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Statewide News
12:30 pm
Mon January 16, 2012

Ohio Taking Death Penalty Case to US Supreme Court

Ohio officials say the state is asking the U.S. Supreme Court for a ruling that Ohio's protocol for carrying out lethal injections is constitutional.

Gov. John Kasich and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said in a statement yesterday that the state will ask the high court to reverse a federal appeals court decision delaying the Wednesday execution of Charles Lorraine.

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Around the Miami Valley
8:21 am
Fri August 19, 2011

Officials in 2 Ohio counties track serial fires

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Officials in two counties in north-central Ohio say they're widening a possible arson investigation after finding evidence of at least 27 suspicious fires since February.  The fires have hit abandoned homes, barns, outbuildings, fields and ditches in Hardin and Union counties.

The Columbus Dispatch reports Friday that county officials says a meeting this week with the state fire marshal's office revealed more suspicious fires than they were originally aware of.

Statewide News, Politics
7:13 am
Thu August 18, 2011

Cleveland Council lets Flash Mobs Veto Stand

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CLEVELAND, Ohio - A Cleveland crackdown on flash mobs won't be enacted now that the city council has upheld the mayor's veto.

A measure that would have made it a crime to use social media or cell phones to pull together a crowd was approved unanimously by council members last month and then shot down by Mayor Frank Jackson. The Plain Dealer reports the council voted 14-2 on Wednesday not to override Jackson's first veto since he took office in 2006.

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