May 24, 2016

Elyria
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Lorain police arrest two burglary suspects

  LORAIN – Two burglary suspects have been arrested following two incidents on April 28 and May 13. According to a release from the Lorain Police Department, Marlon Smith, 18, of Lorain, was arrested about an hour after a burglary in the 2900 block of Lexington Ave. Another suspect, Kevon Coleman, 18, of Lorain, ran Read More…

After two trials and no convictions in Freddie Gray death, criticism mounts against Baltimore prosecutor Mosby

BALTIMORE — After two trials and no convictions, Baltimore’s top prosecutor faces criticism that she moved too quickly to file charges against six officers in the case involving a 25-year-old black man who died a week after he was critically injured in police custody, triggering protests and riots a year ago. Even the judge overseeing Read More…

Bill Cosby due in suburban Philadelphia court for preliminary hearing on sex crime allegations

PHILADELPHIA — Bill Cosby is due in Pennsylvania court Tuesday morning for a key hearing in his criminal sex-assault case. The preliminary hearing will determine whether prosecutors have enough evidence to send the 78-year-old entertainer to trial. Cosby is accused of drugging and molesting former Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia mansion Read More…

Hawaii on verge of history, could be first state to put gun owners into FBI ‘Rap Back’ database

HONOLULU — Hawaii could become the first state in the United States to enter gun owners into an FBI database that will automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere else in the country. Most people entered in the “Rap Back” database elsewhere in the U.S. are those in “positions of trust,” such Read More…

Former North Ridgeville city worker sentenced to 30 days in jail, restitution

ELYRIA — A former North Ridgeville city worker was sentenced Monday to 30 days in jail and two years of probation for conducting personal business on city time. Doug Edwards, 57, also was ordered to repay North Ridgeville $1,632 for hours he was paid for while running personal errands and for 404.6 miles he put Read More…

Medina County man accused of leaving dead girl in crib chooses bench trial

A Medina County jury will not decide the innocence or guilt of a Medina man accused of leaving the body of his 20-month-old daughter in her crib for more than a month. Eric Warfel, 34, waived his right to a jury trial Monday afternoon. Instead, Warfel and his lawyers opted for a bench trial to Read More…

Police: Dogs break free and attack woman, puppy

ELYRIA – Two dogs were quarantined after attacking a woman and her puppy in a residential neighborhood Sunday evening. Vaughn Sprinkle, 25, was cited for failure to display dog tags or animal registration and dogs at large after his dogs broke through a fence and charged at the woman, her daughters and the puppy. According Read More…

UPDATE: Missing 6-year-old found in Cleveland

According to the Cleveland Police Department, a 6-year-old girl who went missing from her home at 3032 West 104th Street, Cleveland, was found late Saturday. Her grandmother reported her missing about 3 p.m. Saturday, reports said. Nevaeh Wiley, described as a biracial girl with brown hair braided in a bun and brown eyes, is 3 Read More…

County engineer to return to jail to finish 30-day sentence

OBERLIN — Lorain County Engineer Ken Carney will begin serving the remainder of a 30-day jail sentence for a 2014 criminal mischief conviction this weekend. Carney, 67, will report to the Lorain County Jail on Sunday, according to Oberlin Municipal Court records, but will be freed on work release the following day. A court order Read More…

13 indicted on drug charges from March raid in Lorain, Elyria

ELYRIA — Indictments have been handed down against 13 people caught up in a series of raids by Elyria and Lorain police officers in March. Police seized more than $320,000 in drugs while conducting five separate search warrants in the two cities. At the time, officers said they found 435 grams of heroin, 1,020 grams Read More…