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Singers, Photographers, Other Artists Unite Against Trafficking

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OSU women's glee club
5:00AM
January
29, 2015

Music, fashion and photography will combine to enlighten performers and participants about human trafficking and how they can be a solution to the problem. Concept Freedom is a three-day summit at Ohio State that starts today.

Wanted Treasure Hunter Tommy Thompson Arrested In Florida

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Thompson made history in 1988 when he found what's been described as the greatest lost treasure in American history, the sunken SS Central America. Investors who gave him millions of dollars were never paid back.
11:21AM
January 28, 2015

Terry Thompson, the former Columbus resident who made history when he found what’s been described as the greatest lost treasure in American history, has been arrested in Florida.

Number of Columbus Police Shootings Down

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Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs
5:00AM
January 28, 2015

Two years ago, a WOSU investigation found that in 2011 and 2012 Columbus police shot more people per capita than police in New York City. But in the last year the number of police shootings by Columbus officers has dropped.

Man Gets 6 Years In Prison In Ohio Fraternity Stabbing

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Nicholas Eber was sentenced to 6 years in prison for stabbing an Ohio Wesleyan University class president.
11:37AM
January 27, 2015

A 24-year-old man has been sentenced to six years in prison after being convicted of attempted murder in the stabbing a central Ohio college class president while he slept in his fraternity house.

Reputed Gang Leader Reportedly Killed By Police

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Authorities have sought Fletcher since late 2013, when he and 21 others were indicted on several federal drug charges.
10:43AM
January 27, 2015

Jermonte Fletcher, one of the reported leaders of the notorious Short North Posse gang, has been the subject of a massive manhunt for more than a year since he and 21 others were charged with multiple drug offenses.

Ohio Man Pleads Not Guilty In Plot To Kill At US Capitol

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Christopher Lee Cornell pleaded not guilty to several charges of crimes against the government including a plot to kill people at the U. S. Capitol.
3:23PM
January 22, 2015

An Ohio man has pleaded not guilty to federal charges of plotting to kill officials and workers at the U.S. Capitol.

Ohio Wants Inmates’ Lethal Injection Lawsuit Thrown Out

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The state wants a court to throw out a lawsuit barring new protections for lethal drug makers.
11:44AM
January
22, 2015

Ohio is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by four death row inmates who are challenging a new state law that shields the names of companies providing lethal injection drugs.

Data Used To Determine Charter Funding “Not Necessarily Accurate”

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Thursday's report comes as Republican Gov. John Kasich and state legislative leaders have said they'll pursue revisions to Ohio's charter school laws after a series of negative reports.
11:30AM
January
22, 2015

Ohio Auditor Dave Yost says more than half of the charter schools checked during unannounced inspections last year had far fewer students in attendance than the number on record with the state. Charter school funding hinges largely on enrollment numbers.

Federal Officials Outline Police Plan In Columbus

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The Department of Justice says it will launch a program to mend strained relationships between law enforcement and communities
3:39PM
January 21, 2015

Federal Justice Department officials told a Columbus audience Wednesday they’ll launch a national effort to mend police relations with African American communities after police-involved shootings in Missouri and Ohio.

Grand Jury Indicts Ohio Man Held In Capitol Terror Plot

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A federal grand jury in Cincinnati Wednesday indicted Christopher Lee Cornell of several crimes against the government.
2:49PM
January 21, 2015

Federal authorities say a grand jury has indicted the 20-year-old Ohio man accused of plotting an attack at the U.S. Capitol.