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Columbus To Challenge Red Light Camera Ban

Supporters of the cameras say they make roadways safer and save lives. Critics often call them invasive and money-making tools for municipalities.
19, 2015

Columbus city leaders say they will file a lawsuit to repeal a new state law that effectively bans red light cameras.

Man Wanted For Columbus Murder Arrested In Washington

Harrington previously served nearly two years in prison for drug crimes.
March 3, 2015

A man accused of murder in Columbus was arrested Monday in Spokane by a police task force led by the U.S. Marshals Service.

Coleman Speaks Of Appreciation In Final State Of City Address

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February 20, 2015

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman also used the address to name some priorities for his final year in office, including affordable downtown housing.

Philadelphia, Not Columbus Will Host Democrats in 2016

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Central Ohio's hopes of bringing the Democratic National Convention to Columbus were dashed when the DNC picked Philadelphia.
12, 2015

Democrats have picked Philadelphia as the site of their 2016 national convention, dashing Columbus’s hopes of hosting the event at Nationwide Arena.

Twenty Five Years Later, Buster Douglas Still Hometown Hero

Douglas now spends much of his time coaching a youth boxing team in Columbus.
February 11, 2015

On February 11, 1990, Douglas pulled off what’s been called the biggest upset in sports history by knocking out heavyweight champion Mike Tyson.

4 Candidates Likely To Appear On Columbus Mayoral Primary Ballot

4, 2015

The Franklin County Board of Elections says 3 Democrats and one Republican have submitted paperwork to run for mayor of Columbus.

Columbus Man Pleads Guilty To Bank Robberies In Four States

Court documents say this surveillance footage caught William McBride in the act of robbing a Fifth-Third Bank in Louisville last August.
February 3, 2015

Court documents allege 49-year-old William McBride Jr. of Columbus robbed six different banks at gunpoint between June and August in Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky and Indiana.

Wanted Treasure Hunter Tommy Thompson Arrested In Florida

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.
January 28, 2015

Tommy 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.

IKEA Announces Plans For Store In Columbus

Rendering of a proposed Ikea store in the Polaris area.
Rendering of a proposed Ikea store in the Polaris area.
January 27, 2015

Swedish retailer IKEA announced Tuesday it plans to build a store in Columbus near Polaris Mall.

Dems’ 2016 Convention Chair Revisits Sites Of Columbus

Members of the Democratic National Committee visit Columbus Monday ahead of a final decision on the cite to host the party's 2016 National Convention.
January 26, 2015

Democratic National Committee delegation has returned to Columbus as a decision nears on a host city for the party’s 2016 convention.