July 3, 2015

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Ohio AG creates Internet cafe advisory unit

COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says search warrants have been executed on six storefront gambling-like operations known as Internet cafes. DeWine also says that several bank accounts were seized as part of the operation. DeWine’s announcement doesn’t say where the cafes are, but he’s planning a news conference today in Cleveland. Among local Read More…

Ohio House budget would exempt Masons, Knights of Columbus, others from property taxes

COLUMBUS — The Ohio House has slipped a provision into the state budget exempting charitable fraternal organizations at least a century old from property taxes. Legislative analysts estimate the tax break for groups including the Masons, Odd Fellows and Knights of Columbus would cost school districts and local governments at least $4.8 million. Veterans’ groups Read More…

Investigators: Boston bombs made from pressure cookers, packed with metal, nails, ball bearings

Bill Iffrig, 78, lies on the ground as police officers react to a second explosion at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Iffrig, of Lake Stevens, Wash., was running his third Boston Marathon and near the finish line when he was knocked down by one of two bomb blasts. (AP photo.)

BOSTON — The two bombs that ripped through the crowds at the Boston Marathon, killing three people and wounding more than 170, were fashioned out of pressure cookers and packed with shards of metal, nails and ball bearings, a person briefed on the investigation said today. The details on the apparently crude but deadly explosives Read More…

Indians: Terry Francona downplaying series with Red Sox

CLEVELAND — Indians manager Terry Francona spent part of his off day in — of all places — the visiting clubhouse at Progressive Field. Today, he’ll be back over on the other side. His old team is moving in for three days. The Red Sox are coming. Francona, who helped vanquish the Bambino’s Curse and Read More…

FBI locks down Browns owner’s family business

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — FBI and Internal Revenue Service agents Monday locked down the headquarters of Pilot Flying J, the truck stop business owned by the family of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and his brother, Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam. FBI spokesman Marshall Stone told The Associated Press that the move was part of an ongoing Read More…

As smoke clears in Boston, investigation underway

Jimmy Golen The Associated Press   BOSTON  — Two bombs exploded in the packed streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing two people and injuring more than 80 in a terrifying scene of shattered glass, billowing smoke, bloodstained pavement and severed limbs, authorities said. A senior U.S. intelligence official said Read More…

FBI raids Pilot Flying J; Browns’ Jimmy Haslam is company’s CEO

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.  — A spokeswoman for Pilot Flying J, the truck stop business owned by the family of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and his brother, Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, says the FBI has locked down the company’s Knoxville headquarters. Spokeswoman Lauren Christ said in a statement the company doesn’t know why FBI officials closed Read More…

Additional explosives devices reported in Boston; with photos

In this image from video provided by WBZ TV, spectators and runners run from what was described as twin explosions that shook the finish line of the Boston Marathon, Monday, April 15, 2013, in Boston.  Two explosions shattered the euphoria of the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday, sending authorities out on the course to carry off the injured while the stragglers were rerouted away from the smoking site of the blasts. (AP Photo/WBZTV) MANDATORY CREDIT

BOSTON — Two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing two people, injuring 23 others and sending authorities rushing to aid wounded spectators. A senior U.S. intelligence official said two other explosive devices were found nearby. One runner, a Rhode Island state trooper, said the blasts tore limbs off Read More…

UPDATED: Two dead in Boston Marathon explosions (Audio)

BOSTON  — Boston police say two people were killed and 23 people were hurt when a pair of bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The blasts shattered the end of the race Monday, sending authorities out on the course to carry away the injured while stragglers in the 26.2-mile race were Read More…

Ohio urges driver caution in highway work zones

COLUMBUS — State transportation officials are reminding drivers to use extra caution in work zones along Ohio highways and are introducing a new piece of equipment designed to improve safety. Ohio Department of Transportation officials are marking National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week. They said today that the most recent figures show Ohio deaths in Read More…