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Man, 2 children killed in shooting in apartment parking lot

Dec. 08, 2021 19:01 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man and two children were fatally shot at an apartment complex in Columbus in what a detective called “a targeted assassination,” prompting an intensive police search Wednesday for the suspects. Police Chief Elaine Bryant urged people who know what happened to come...

Officials: Man killed, marshal's deputy wounded in shooting

Dec. 08, 2021 14:08 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man inside a home in Ohio's capital exchanged gunfire Wednesday with members of a United States Marshal's task force that was serving a warrant at the residence, leaving the man dead and a deputy wounded, authorities said. The man began firing from inside a...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Dec. 08, 2021 13:34 PM EST

Greenwood Commonwealth. Dec. 7, 2021. Editorial: Is Itta Bena Being Delusional? A pair of significant figures have thrown cold water on any thought by Itta Bena officials that the town should not turn over its electricity operation to Entergy Mississippi. ...

Ohio prosecutors: Keep Casey Goodson case in state court

Dec. 08, 2021 10:38 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio sheriff’s deputy charged with murder and reckless homicide in the death of a man he shot last year was not acting as a federal agent at the time and his case should remain in state court, prosecutors argued as they opposed the deputy’s efforts to have the case...

Lawsuit alleges Ohio inmate who died 'brutalized' by staff

Dec. 08, 2021 09:25 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio prison guards “brutalized” an inmate they were trying to remove from his cell, slamming him into a wall, punching him and hitting him with a pepper spray cannister, causing injuries that led to the inmate’s death days later, a negligence and wrongful death lawsuit...

Today in History

Dec. 08, 2021 00:07 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Dec. 8, the 342nd day of 2021. There are 23 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 8, 1941, the United States entered World War II as Congress declared war against Imperial Japan, a day after...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Dec. 06, 2021 09:10 AM EST

Columbus Dispatch. Dec. 3, 2021. Editorial: Is 911 becoming a joke in Columbus? Slower police response time alarming The iconic hip hop group Public Enemy put the issue of bad emergency response services in the national spotlight with its 1990 hit...

Columbus snaps 4-game skid, rallies to beat San Jose 6-4

Dec. 05, 2021 21:43 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Adam Boqvist scored twice, Andrew Peeke had two assists and the Columbus Blue Jackets snapped a four-game losing streak with a 6-4 come-from-behind win over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night. Sean Kuraly, Cole Sillinger, Jack Roslevic and...

Effort means S-U-C-C-E-S-S for Mississippi spelling bee

Dec. 05, 2021 11:11 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi was at risk of not sending a student to a national spelling bee, but organizers scrambled and found a new sponsor and a new coordinator to keep the local, district and state competitions going. Columbus-Lowndes County Chamber of...

Murder suspect jailed more than 600 days without indictment

Dec. 05, 2021 11:06 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A west Georgia man has had his bail reduced, but remains in jail despite not being indicted for more than 600 days since his arrest. Labrandon Brown was arrested on March 13, 2020, WTVM-TV reports, and was charged with the 2017 shooting of another...