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Judge: Criminal charges will fail against officers in death

Jun. 12, 2021 12:03 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A federal judge says he isn't halting a wrongful death lawsuit against three Columbus police officers, despite their concerns that the district attorney is seeking to indict them on criminal charges, because he doesn't believe they can be successfully prosecuted for a...

Mike Pence, wife buy suburban Indianapolis home for $1.93M

Jun. 12, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

CARMEL, Ind. (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence and his wife have purchased a $1.93 million suburban Indianapolis house that sits on a 5-acre spread and features seven bedrooms, a swimming pool and an indoor basketball court. Pence and his wife, Karen, took out a...

Blue Jackets promote Brad Larsen to head coach

Jun. 10, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Blue Jackets promoted Brad Larsen on Thursday to fill the head coaching vacancy left after Columbus parted ways with John Tortorella after six seasons at the helm. The 43-year-old Larsen, a former NHL forward who has been an assistant coach...

Bipartisan effort to expel accused ex-speaker in Ohio begins

Jun. 10, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nearly a year after federal agents raided the farm of the former Ohio House speaker, his colleagues made their first formal move Thursday toward expelling him from the chamber. Rare bipartisan efforts to remove Republican state Rep. Larry...

3 Columbus police officers charged in 2020 protest response

Jun. 09, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A special prosecutor charged three Columbus police officers Wednesday for alleged misconduct in their handling of demonstrators during the protests last summer following the killing of George Floyd. Special prosecutor Kathleen Gerber and...

Senate passes bill protecting athletes' religious expression

Jun. 09, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Schools and school sports regulators could no longer require advance waivers or otherwise restrict participants’ religious apparel unless it causes a “legitimate danger” for fellow competitors, under legislation approved by the Ohio Senate Wednesday. ...

GBI: Multi-county chase ends in fatal shooting by trooper

Jun. 09, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A state trooper fatally shot a man who fired at the officers who chased his speeding car through three counties in west-central Georgia, the state Bureau of Investigation said. Troup County deputies saw a black BMW going 93 mph (145 kph) in a 70 mph...

Column: Wyndham Clark's chase for US Open spot finally over

Jun. 08, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Wyndham Clark always knew where he wanted to go. He just didn't know where he was. Clark made his first trip to Ohio for U.S. Open qualifying when he was 17 and had just finished his junior year of high school in Colorado....

Special prosecutors set to probe Casey Goodson Jr. shooting

Jun. 08, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two special prosecutors were appointed Tuesday in the case of the Ohio deputy who fatally shot Casey Goodson Jr. in the back five times. Franklin County Prosecutor Gary Tyack named Tim Merkle and Gary Shroyer to assist with investigating and...

Fowler faces uphill chase on long day of US Open qualifying

Jun. 07, 2021 21:56 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Already facing a long day, Rickie Fowler found the road even tougher Monday in 36-hole qualifying as he tried to avoid missing the U.S. Open for the first time in 11 years. Fowler was among 685 players seeking 54 spots in nine qualifiers across...