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Police: Boy was fatally shot by gun found in father's truck

Jun. 4, 2020 11:41 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A 12-year-old Cleveland boy was killed this week when a gun he and his brother found in their father's truck was accidentally fired, authorities said. Donell King Sr., 37, is charged with involuntary manslaughter, child endangerment and a weapons offense in the death of his son, Donell...

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) laughs during an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz. Beckham, who skipped Cleveland's program last spring after being acquired from the Giants, has been a “model guy” during the team's virtual program. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

OBJ a "model guy" during Browns' virtual offseason program

Jun. 3, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. practiced his own version of social distancing during his first offseason with the Browns. This year, the flashy receiver's been as close as possible. Beckham, who skipped almost all of Cleveland's program last spring after being acquired in a trade from the New York...

Kennedy Kelly, left, Yolanda Johnson, center, and Trinity Craig holds hands in prayer in a crowd of hundreds of protesters at the Ohio Statehouse who gathered in solidarity with those demanding racial equality and an end to police brutality as demonstrations continued in downtown Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in the wake of the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.  (Barbara J. Perenic/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)

Ohio's GOP governor, senator say no military help needed

Jun. 2, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio's governor and one of its U.S. senators said Tuesday they see no reason for sending the military into the state, a day after President Donald Trump threatened to use troops to restore order in states affected by the George Floyd protests. Gov. Mike DeWine, a Republican who activated...

2 men found dead in sweltering Ohio apartment building

Jun. 2, 2020 1:33 PM EDT

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio (AP) — Two Ohio men were found dead last week in a sweltering apartment building for low-income seniors with a broken air-conditioning system, East Liverpool officials said. The bodies of 77-year-old William Alexander and 60-year-old Terry Rall were found Thursday at Oddfellows Temple...

Police: 12-year-old's fatal shooting apparently was accident

Jun. 2, 2020 12:24 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The death of a 12-year-old boy fatally shot in a Cleveland home this week appears to have been an accident, authorities said. Donell H. King Jr. was taken to a hospital after he was shot around 1:30 p.m. Monday, but was pronounced dead there a short time later, according to the Cuyahoga...

Broken windows at a kiosk are shown, Monday, June 1, 2020, in Cleveland. The City of Cleveland extended its curfew through Tuesday night after riots broke out on Saturday over the death of George Lloyd. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Ohio cities extend curfews; Cleveland shuts off downtown

Jun. 1, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's three largest cities extended emergency curfews Monday, hoping to avoid a repeat of the violent protests over the death of George Floyd that resulted in shattered windows and graffiti-covered government buildings. Cleveland essentially sealed off its downtown Monday, blocking...

Death of boy, 12, 'may have been accidental,' police said

Jun. 1, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — Police in Cleveland are investigating the shooting death of a 12-year-old boy in the city, authorities said. The child was shot at about 1:30 p.m. Monday and taken to University Hospitals' Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said....

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jun. 1, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Fixing our broken country will require all of us Akron Beacon Journal May 31 With cities on fire from coast to coast and nightly battles raging between police and protesters, it may seem like our country has descended into a dark and...

Protesters run as police officers fire rubber bullets during a protest over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man in police custody in Minneapolis, in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

The Latest: One dead in Indianapolis shootings amid protests

May. 31, 2020 1:17 AM EDT

The Latest on the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: ___ INDIANAPOLIS - Authorities are investigating “multiple shootings,” including one that left a person dead, in downtown Indianapolis on Saturday...

Congresswomen Joyce Beatty and Columbus City Council President Shannon Hardin try to intervene as Columbus Police use pepper spray on protesters during a protest on the death of George Floyd on South High Street near the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday May 30, 2020.  Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. [Kyle Robertson/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)

Governor calls out Ohio National Guard amid protests

May. 30, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

COLUMBUS (AP) — The governor of Ohio said he was calling out the Ohio National Guard and also asking the highway patrol to help enforce laws in Columbus as the mayor of that city and Cleveland both announced 10 p.m. curfews following damage to businesses amid protests over the death in Minneapolis of...