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Canton Man Arrested For Stalking Ex-Girlfriend

A local man is behind bars after reportedly stalking his ex girlfriend. Police say a woman identifying herself as the ex-girlfriend of 21 year old Brandon Williams went to the police department Wednesday morning to report he was following her. An officer apparently stopped a suspicious vehicle on Parkland Avenue SW where the driver, later confirmed to be Williams, gave the officer a fake name and date of birth before speeding away. Officials say they did not pursue the vehicle, which later they found out had been stolen from a local repair shop. The woman contacted the police again a short time later to report that Williams was following her again so police went to where he'd last been seen and he was arrested without a fight. He's now facing a number of charges including failure to comply and menacing by stalking and other charges. 
 
 

Cleveland Protesters Shutdown Shoreway

They're still protesting in Ferguson, Missouri, and now they're doing the same in Cleveland. Protesters shut down the Shoreway and demonstrated in Cleveland's Public Square in response to recent police-involved deaths, including the decision by a Ferguson grand jury not to indict Darren Wilson and the fatal police shooting of a 12-year-old boy in Cleveland. The protest began at Public Square, and then demonstrators marched to the highway. It stopped traffic and caused officers to shut it down for an hour.  The protest ended at the Cudell Recreation Center, where a community forum was held in response to 12-year old Tamir Rice's death. Rice was shot and killed by police there while carrying an air gun. PHOTO COURTESY MIAMI HERALD

BBB Warns of 'Giving Tuesday' Scammers

The Better Business Bureau says charities should be scrutinized before you give them money. Next Tuesday is considered "Giving Tuesday," a national push to urge people to donate to a charity this holiday season. But the Better Business Bureau say - scammers use your acts of kindness - as a crime of opportunity. Protect yourself this holiday season. Make sure the charity you donate to is accredited by the BBB. Check the charity's exact name - scammers will name their so-called charity with a similar name to a legitimate one. And make sure the charity provides examples of how that money will be used.

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Bill Meeks, dead at 67, described as 'phenomenal lawyer'

Well-known Columbus defense attorney Bill Meeks has died at the age of 67. “This is terrible, terrible news,” Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said this afternoon. “He was among the top lawyers in the city and the state. Besides being an outstanding lawyer, he was a wonderful person.”

Cleveland police ID officers involved 12-year-old’s shooting

A 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun that looked like a real firearm was ordered three times to show his hands before he was fatally shot by an officer, Cleveland police said today as they released surveillance video of the confrontation and identified the officers involved. The compressed video shows the confrontation in stuttered images but lacks sound.

Humane Society offers bargain adoptions on Friday

Free cats and discounted dogs will be offered at the Capital Area Humane Society on Black Friday. The society is waiving the fee on cat adoptions from 2 to 7 p.m. Fees for dogs, rabbits and pocket pets will be cut by 50 percent from 2 to 4 p.m. and by 25 percent from 4 to 7 p.m.

Bill would end time limit on rape cases in Ohio

One week ago, a rape suspect walked out of the Cuyahoga County jail a free man, not because he was proved innocent, but because it took too long to charge him. The rape occurred in 1993, but the suspect’s identity was not discovered until this year, when a DNA match was made and the man was arrested. But Ohio has a 20-year statute of limitations on rape and sexual assault, so a judge tossed out the case.

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Ferguson residents clean up, hope for calm night

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson business owners and residents spent Wednesday boarding up windows and clearing debris after two nights of unrest over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case, even as protesters continued to hold scattered demonstrations in the area.

Snow makes Thanksgiving travel 'a little hairy'

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A sloppy mix of rain and snow rolled into the Northeast on Wednesday just as millions of Americans began the big Thanksgiving getaway, grounding hundreds of flights and turning highways hazardous along the congested Washington-to-Boston corridor.

Health insurance sign-ups coming to shopping malls

CHICAGO (AP) — The Obama administration will promote health insurance coverage at shopping malls starting on Black Friday and continuing through the busiest shopping days of the holiday season, officials announced Wednesday. They said more than 462,000 people selected a private insurance plan in the first week of 2015 enrollment through the online marketplace HealthCare.gov.

Turkey's great escape foils my Thanksgiving plans

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two Sundays before Thanksgiving, my farming partner and I brought a live turkey in a burlap sack to our urban farm on the outskirts of Portland. The lanky brown-feathered bird quietly took her place in our chicken coop.

Video: Cop shot boy seconds after encountering him

CLEVELAND (AP) — A police officer fatally shot a 12-year-old boy who had a pellet gun within two seconds of his cruiser pulling up and the officer allegedly ordering the boy three times to put up his hands.

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