May 6, 2016

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Los Angeles man convicted in ‘Grim Sleeper’ serial killings

LOS ANGELES — A former Los Angeles trash collector was convicted Thursday of 10 counts of murder in the “Grim Sleeper” serial killings that targeted poor, young black women over two decades. Lonnie Franklin Jr. showed no emotion as the verdicts were read and family members who had wondered if they would ever see justice Read More…

Navajo community mourns child’s death, questions delay in Amber Alert

Several hours after a stranger abducted an 11-year-old Navajo girl as she played near her home, few outside the reservation knew she was missing. Cellphone alarms jolted New Mexico residents at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, giving the first warning beyond the Navajo Nation to keep watch for Ashlynne Mike and the man who lured her into his Read More…

Judge’s order includes new revelation about Paterno’s knowledge of Sandusky’s sexual abuse

PHILADELPHIA — Joe Paterno’s son said Friday that an allegation made by insurers that a boy told the longtime Penn State University football coach in 1976 that he had been molested by former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky is “bunk.” In a tweet, Scott Paterno wrote that “it would be great if everyone waited to see Read More…

Survivors talk heroin at Wellington town hall meeting

WELLINGTON — Tears welled in the eyes of Wellington Schools Superintendent Dennis Mock while describing losing his nephew to a drug overdose to a crowd gathered to learn about the dangers of heroin Thursday. Mock said in his early years as a principal he got a call from his sister in Las Vegas at 2 Read More…

Investigators believe missing North Carolina teen could be in Ohio

CLEVELAND — The FBI and the Brunswick County (North Carolina) Sheriff’s Office believe a teen missing for five years could be in Ohio. Rachel Natacha Owens, now 20, was last seen getting into a small, dark-colored car with a possible South Carolina license plate outside of South Brunswick High School in Boiling Spring Lakes, N.C., Read More…

Manziel makes court appearance on domestic violence charges; ordered to stay away from victim

DALLAS — A Dallas judge has ordered former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel to have no contact with the alleged victim in his domestic violence case. Manziel was in court less than 15 minutes Thursday as Judge Roberto Canas set conditions for his release on $1,500 bond. Manziel cannot contact ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley, nor can Read More…

Kasich declares synthetic opioid illegal

ELYRIA — Gov. John Kasich and the Ohio Board of Pharmacy have made a synthetic opioid that was first identified in Lorain and Lake counties illegal. Kasich signed an executive order Wednesday agreeing to allow the pharmacy board to take emergency action to declare U-47700 a schedule I controlled substance, which means the powerful narcotic Read More…

Abduction, murder leaves Navajo community heartbroken

SHIPROCK, N.M. — The stranger walked with 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike into the hills of a remote area of the Navajo Nation known for its breathtaking views and the monolithic rock outcropping that stands as a beacon for miles. As the sun faded, the stranger returned alone with a crowbar tucked in his jacket; the girl Read More…

Government study says schools are getting safer

WASHINGTON — The latest government snapshot of school crime paints a picture of safer schools with declines in violent crime, bullying and harassment because of sexual orientation. Still, about 3 percent of students ages 12 to 18 said they were victims of crimes at school in 2014. About 1.3 million students were suspended for at Read More…

One charged — so far — in Garden Street shootout

ELYRIA — One of two men suspected of being involved in a Garden Street shootout Monday has been charged with firing a weapon during the incident. Silas Henry Jr., 25, of Elyria, is charged with improperly discharging a firearm into a habitation, felonious assault, possession of crack cocaine, possession of heroin, tampering with evidence, having Read More…