September 20, 2014

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Teen accused of shooting parents made gun threat at school four years ago

The 16-year-old boy accused of murdering his mother and shooting his father had been in trouble at Wellington’s McCormick Middle School four years ago after threatening to bring a gun to school, though the boy passed the threat off as a joke relating to a church play he was in, according to a Wellington police Read More…

346,000 homes in wildfires’ paths

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Walls of wind-whipped flames consumed hundreds of homes across tinder-dry Southern California today, raising the number of people forced to flee the flames into the hundreds of thousands. The blazes bedeviled firefighters as fires roared from mountain passes to the edges of the state’s celebrated coastline, spreading so quickly that even Read More…

Teen, 15, stabbed to death

Police: Bullying was factor CLEVELAND — A 15-year-old girl who had been bullied was stabbed to death during an attack by another teenager, police said. Annetta Holliman Anthony Holliman Yulanda Holliman Demesha Sharp was attacked Friday night while walking to a bus stop with siblings and friends. A sport utility vehicle appeared and tried to Read More…

Scott Petrak: Indians better than Red Sox? Boy, was I wrong

I’ve heard it takes a big man to admit he was wrong. Well, I am 6-foot-3, so here it goes: I was WRONG. How wrong? Let me count the ways. After the Indians lost Game 5 of the ALCS at Jacobs Field, they led the series 3-2 and I wrote a column telling fans to Read More…

Chris Assenheimer: Plenty of reasons for Indians’ collapse

Are you still trying to figure out how the Indians committed the abominable act of squandering a 3-1 lead in the American League Championship Series, and attempting to come to grips with the fact that they won’t be playing in the World Series? Let me give you a hand. • They got absolutely nothing from Read More…

Indians learn tough lesson in ALCS meltdown

CLEVELAND — Sometime in the future, once the biting sting of defeat eases, the Cleveland Indians will look back on a 2007 season that began in falling snow and ended with a stunning collapse. They’ll savor all the good moments. Not just yet. “Maybe in a week or so I’ll be able to reflect back Read More…

LeBron on Cavaliers: ‘We’re worse’ than last season

INDEPENDENCE — LeBron James was brutally honest following a workout Monday afternoon at Cleveland Clinic Courts. An astute basketball observer, James knows the Cavaliers didn’t have enough talent to beat the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals last season. A four-game sweep simply drove that fact home. More troubling to the fifth-year pro at Read More…

Girls say teacher poked them with pen

LORAIN — Lorain police are investigating three female students’ claims that one of their male teachers at The Arts Academy in Lorain poked them in the breast with his pen. The Friday incident centered on a 58-year-old teacher who had been hired one month ago, according to a Lorain police report. The three students, whose Read More…

Pastor’s son charged

Teen accused of murdering mom, maiming dad Daniel Petric in a 2005 yearbook photo ELYRIA — Daniel Petric sat expressionless Monday as a county Juvenile Court magistrate read off the charges leveled against him — murder for the shooting death of his mother and attempted murder for allegedly shooting his father, a pastor at a Read More…

Browns make up ground while not playing

BEREA — The Browns returned from the bye Monday to find themselves in better shape than when they left for the long weekend. Not only did the bumps and bruises from the first six weeks have time to heal, both teams ahead of the Browns in the AFC North lost Sunday. Baltimore fell 19-14 at Read More…