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This Hour: Latest Ohio news, sports, business and entertainment

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 3:01pm
The prosecutor in a triple-murder case in Ohio wants the judge to allow the death penalty as an option.
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This Hour: Latest Ohio news, sports, business and entertainment

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 3:01pm
The prosecutor in a triple-murder case in Ohio wants the judge to allow the death penalty as an option.
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Pittsburgh schools' Gates grant in jeopardy

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 2:57pm
A $40 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to improve Pittsburgh Public Schools is in jeopardy because the district and its teachers' union can't agree on tests to measure teacher performance.
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Woman Convicted of Abusing Disabled Children Avoids Prison

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 2:54pm
Debra Copeland, the woman found guilty in November of 2013 of physically and verbally abusing developmentally disabled children at the School of Bright Promise in Steubenville, will not be serving any time in prison.
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Former NW Ohio sheriff accused of misusing funds

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 2:53pm
A former sheriff in northwestern Ohio is accused of spending government funds on personal items including clothing, prescription medicine and tickets for Cedar Point amusement park.
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Pa. mother faces charges in son's fatal shooting

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 2:53pm
A central Pennsylvania woman is charged with involuntary manslaughter stemming from the fatal shooting of her 8-year-old son by his 6-year-old brother inside their home last fall.
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Police seeking missing Chinese Pitt grad student

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 2:37pm
Police have been asking the public to help them locate a Chinese graduate student attending the University of Pittsburgh.
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Police seek 2 for fatal shooting at Pa. eatery

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 2:21pm
Detectives have been searching for two suspects in the fatal shooting of a man in the parking lot of a Pittsburgh-area fast food restaurant.
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Ohio man admits scamming NJ-based air charter firm

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 2:02pm
Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say an Ohio man has admitted posing as a high-level executive with a financial firm to improperly obtain charter jet flights and limo rides.
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Pa. woman pleads no contest in infant's death

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 1:58pm
A central Pennsylvania woman has pleaded no contest to an involuntary slaughter charge stemming from the 2011 death of her infant son.
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Columbus zoo says its polar bears aren't pregnant

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 1:54pm
Officials at a central Ohio zoo say its two female polar bears aren't pregnant, confirming the prediction of a specially trained beagle that uses a smell test to detect polar bear pregnancies.
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Pa. funeral director gets 5-10 years for theft

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 1:42pm
A former Pennsylvania funeral director has been sentenced to five to 10 years in state prison for stealing from more than 100 people who paid for their funeral arrangements in advance.
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Ohio subdivision for WWII black vets gets listing

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 1:35pm
A central Ohio subdivision built for and marketed exclusively to returning black veterans of World War II has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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WEB EXTRA: Congressmen Join Forces to Fight Flood Insurance Rate Hike Affecting Thousands of Ohio Valley Residents

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 1:29pm
Congressmen Bill Johnson and David McKinley are teaming up to fight a flood insurance rate hike affecting thousands of residents of the Ohio Valley.
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Construction worker hurt in Pa. roof collapse

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 1:19pm
A man working on a suburban Philadelphia construction site is reported injured after a collapse of wooden roof trusses of a building under construction.
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Police Searching for South Wheeling Home Invasion Suspect

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 1:13pm
The woman who lives at the residence told police that she woke to find a man in her home on East 28th Street. Detectives say he broke in through the back door using a pry tool.
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Police union protests Justice Department nominee

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 1:02pm
A national police organization is protesting President Barack Obama's nomination of a civil rights attorney for the position in the U.S. Department of Justice, citing his legal work on the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal.
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Pa. health-care plan draws fire at last hearing

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:55pm
A leading advocate for senior citizens is opposing the Corbett administration's plan to overhaul Pennsylvania's Medicaid program and use federal funds to buy private health-cre insurance coverage for low-income...
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W.Va. board approves sports concussions policy

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:42pm
The state Board of Education has given final approval to a rule dealing with how high schools handle sports concussions.
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W.Va. Dems oppose AG's call for more audits

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:25pm
Democratic legislative leaders won't back Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's call for more audits of the West Virginia Legislature, state office holders and agencies.
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