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Route 62 Accident Under Investigation

 

Police are continuing to investigate a crash that shut down US 62 eastbound Wednesday morning. The crash happened just before 7:00 on Route 62 at California Avenue NE. Officers say an SUV and a pickup truck collided with the SUV landing on its side in a ditch. No word on the injuries of the crash victims. The lanes were reopened around 7:45 Wednesdsay morning. 

Akron Man Found Guilty in the Murder of Prominent Area Couple

The verdict is in for the man accused of beating a prominent attorney and his wife to death with a sledgehammer. The jury Wednesday found 20 year old Shawn Ford Jr. guilty on several charges including five counts of aggravated murder. Prosecutors say Ford bludgeoned his girlfriend's parents, Jeffrey and Margaret Shchobert to death in their New Franklin home. The Mitigation phase is set to begin on Monday where the jury will determine whether Ford should be sentenced to death. The hearing is set for 9:00 Monday morning.  
 

Police Make Third Arrest in Recent Shooting

Three of four supsects wanted in a Canton shooting are now behind bars. Police say they arrested 25 year old Adrian Evans Tuesday evening in connection with the shooting at Walthers Cafe earlier this month. 22 year olds Antonio Wallace and Justice Hunter were arrested shortly after that shooting. Three men were shot outside of the bar on October 11th, non suffered life-threatening injures. Police are still searching for 22 year old Jermaine Pleasant, described as black, 5 feet 11 inches tall roughly 175 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to call the Canton Police Department's Detective Bureau.

Jury Deliberations Continue in Canton Murder Trial

Jury deliberations continued Wednesday in the trial of Marcus Cobb. Cobb is accused of aiding four teens from Cleveland in a robbery that ended in the death of a Canton man. Prosecutors believe the 27 year old Cobb is the man who pulled the trigger and shot and killed 19 year old Michael Sibert in a Canton apartment back in December. Cobb is facing several charges including complicity to murder. The teens reportedly entered into a plea deal for their testimonies against Cobb. Cobb faces  up to 15 years to life in prison if convicted. 

Sharon Budd Welcomed by Family and Friends

         Since July Sharon Budd has been recovering in a Pennsylvania hospital, and today she's back home with her family. Sharon arrived to her Uniontown home Wednesday to find her street lined with family and friends welcoming her home.  Sharon says she believes being back home will help with her recovery.  Sharon's daughter Kaylee says they are so thankful for how the public has wrapped their arms around the entire family. Four teens were charged for throwing the 4 pound boulder from the interstate overpass that crashed through the car windshield, severely injuring Sharon. 

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Details released in GOP campaign operative's indictment

A former executive at a leading Republican political advertising company recruited an ex-employee to illegally search the firm’s computers for emails, files and other information, prosecutors said in a court filing today. Nicholas P. Everhart, former president of Strategy Group for Media, was indicted Friday in Delaware County on two counts of unauthorized use of cable or telecommunication property.

Dead woman was beaten and strangled, police say

A Far West Side man charged today with killing his pregnant girlfriend beat her with a baseball bat and strangled her before burying her in a Groveport field, Columbus police said. Police found the body of Samantha Greenlee, 22, after the boyfriend, Jacob Ferrero, 22, confessed to killing her and led detectives to a shallow grave about 100 yards east of Madison Christian Church at 3565 Bixby Rd., Sgt. Rich Weiner said.

Ohio man convicted in sledgehammer slayings

AKRON, Ohio — A jury has convicted a 20-year-old northeast Ohio man of killing his girlfriend’s parents with a sledgehammer and will consider whether to recommend the death penalty or life in prison.

Police aim federal money at ensuring safety of tow-truck drivers

The Columbus Police Division will use a portion of an annual $320,000 federal traffic-safety grant to ticket motorists who aren’t careful around tow-truck drivers on the side of the road, police announced today. “We’re trying to raise awareness,” traffic bureau Sgt. Michael B. Smith said.

NATIONAL NEWS

APNewsBreak: Care questioned in 15 NY jail deaths

NEW YORK (AP) — These are the deaths in New York City's Rikers Island jail that don't make headlines — prisoners with diseases, disorders and addictions who succumb to heart attacks, infections and other causes officially filed away as "medical."

US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping up their vigilance against Ebola, federal authorities said Wednesday that everyone traveling into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken nations will be monitored for symptoms for 21 days. That includes returning American aid workers, federal health employees and journalists, as well as West African travelers.

Key features of rigorous new US Ebola monitoring

CHICAGO (AP) — Rigorous monitoring of travelers arriving from Ebola-stricken West African countries is being implemented to keep the virus from spreading in the United States.

AP-GfK Poll: Public wants tighter Ebola screening

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans overwhelmingly want tougher screening for Ebola, according to a poll released as federal health authorities took new steps to do just that.

9 UNC employees fired or disciplined in scandal

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — More than 3,100 students — nearly half of them athletes — enrolled in classes they didn't have to show up for and received artificially inflated grades in what an investigator called a "shadow curriculum" that lasted nearly two decades at the University of North Carolina.

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