The driver of a tanker truck that was leaking on southbound I-71 yesterday afternoon has been cited for improper transport of hazardous materials. Richard Holloway of Columbia, S.C., was stopped by Columbus police south of Rt. 161 about 4:30 p.m.
The owner of nine La Michoacana Mexican markets in central Ohio is the leader of a large-scale ring bringing drugs from Mexico to Chicago and then into central Ohio, search-warrant documents in a federal case say. The January warrants, unsealed this week, say that La Michoacana owner Liborio Alcauter has been trafficking cocaine, heroin and marijuana for years.
The mother of a toddler whose body was found in an East Side creek in December pleaded guilty this morning to involuntary manslaughter and tampering with evidence and agreed to testify against the man accused of causing the death. Dainesha Stevens, 25, is to be sentenced on July 23 by Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Pat Sheeran. Prosecutors and defense attorneys are recommending a 12-year sentence.