February 6, 2016

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BLACK FRIDAY: Worker crushed by frenzied shoppers at N.Y. Wal-Mart

NEW YORK — A Wal-Mart worker was killed Friday when “out-of-control” shoppers desperate for bargains broke down the doors at a 5 a.m. sale. Other workers were trampled as they tried to rescue the man, and customers shouted angrily and kept shopping when store officials said they were closing because of the death, police and Read More…

BLACK FRIDAY: Two men killed in Toys ‘R’ Us shootout

PALM DESERT, Calif. — Two men pulled guns and shot each other to death in a crowded toy store Friday after the women with them erupted into a bloody brawl, witnesses said. Scared shoppers fled but no one else was hurt. The violence erupted on Black Friday, the traditional post-Thanksgiving start of the holiday shopping Read More…

Terrorist siege over in India

MUMBAI, India — Indian commandos killed the last remaining gunmen holed up at a luxury Mumbai hotel today, ending a 60-hour rampage through India’s financial capital by suspected Islamic militants that left more than 150 people dead and rocked the nation. Orange flames and black smoke engulfed the landmark 400-room Taj Mahal hotel after dawn Read More…

FBI agents head to India to investigate attacks

WASHINGTON — The government ordered FBI agents Friday to fly to India to investigate the bloody Mumbai attacks that killed at least five Americans. U.S. citizens still in the city were warned their lives remain at risk.    Intelligence officials looked urgently for clues about the identity of the attackers, a crucial unknown as Indian Read More…

BLOTTER: Nov. 29, 2008

Elyria police Thursday, Nov. 27 8:10 p.m. – 1800 block Middle Ave., a woman reported her apartment was broken into and several items stolen, including money from her daughter’s piggy bank. 9:30 p.m. – Lake Avenue and Dewey Street, Adam Boyette, 24, Elyria, charged with domestic violence for slapping and picking his girlfriend up by Read More…

Advent Walk brings churches together

LORAIN — For many, the spirit of Christmas has less to do with how many shopping days are left until the big day and more to do with spiritually preparing for it. About 20 years ago, several Lorain churches joined to celebrate that spiritual journey by collaborating in an annual Advent Walk. Since that first Read More…

Demjanjuk case goes to German federal court

BERLIN — Germany’s highest criminal court must decide where a former Nazi death camp guard — now a U.S. resident in Ohio — can be prosecuted for alleged involvement in the deaths of 29,000 Jews, a prosecutor said Friday. The German federal office that pursues Nazi-era crimes asked Munich prosecutors in early November to take Read More…

Cleveland program educates jailed teens

CLEVELAND — Juveniles behind bars are continuing their high school education thanks to a schools program serving young inmates. The joint effort between the Cleveland school system and the Cuyahoga County jail provides one 90-minute class each day for juveniles awaiting trial on adult criminal charges. The offenders are accused of crimes that range from Read More…

Family injured in Thanksgiving Day crash

LAGRANGE TWP. — A Thanksgiving Day accident left a family of six with minor injuries. The crash happened shortly before 3 p.m. near the intersection of state Route 303 and Diagonal Road. Raymond Rader and his family, including four children, were in a minivan heading west on 303 when 19-year-old Jared Reinhart of Elyria crossed Read More…

Volunteer is Lorain’s tireless retiree

Some people look forward to retirement as a time for relaxation, hobbies or maybe travel. For Lorain native Wilma Jacovetti, retirement meant finding another job and volunteering. Jacovetti graduated from Lorain High School in 1946, and a couple months later went to work for what was then called the Lorain Telephone Co. By the time Read More…