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Homeless man charged in Southeast Side murder

Columbus police have arrested a homeless man in connection with the deadly shooting of a man who crashed his car into a fence on the Southeast Side Monday afternoon.

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Police seek barefoot runaway

Police are looking for a South Side boy they say ran away from home barefoot Sunday.

Cleveland Cavaliers

Banged-up Cavs can clinch tonight

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James says he won't allow his sore body to slow his drive toward another NBA Finals. Beaten down by injuries and another grueling season, James has the Cavaliers one win from the Eastern Conference title. On Monday, a day after his 37 points, 18 rebounds and 13 assists lifted Cleveland to a Game 3 overtime victory against Atlanta, James was noticeably tired. He wore a wrap on his right calf and the four-time league MVP says he's been undergoing "round-the-clock" treatment. James returned to Cleveland after four seasons with Miami and says leading the Cavs has been his biggest challenge. The Cavs are without Kevin Love for the playoffs and have played the past two games without All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving. Coach David Blatt says Irving remains a game-time decision for Game 4.

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Columbus #13 in population growth in 2014

Columbus and New York have something in common: They were the only cities outside the South and West to make the U.S. Census Bureau’s list of the fastest-growing among the nation’s 15 largest cities in 2014.

Officer not guilty in Cleveland shooting case

A Cleveland police officer has been found not guilty in the shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire after a high-speed chase.


Memorial Day events

Communities around central Ohio will be holding Memorial Day events this weekend.

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Balloons call attention to missing children

Ohio’s top law enforcement official marked Missing Children’s Day Friday at a West Side school.


Unemployment rate up in April

Ohio's unemployment rate was 5.2 percent in April, up from 5.1 percent in March, the first increase after 21 consecutive months in which the jobless rate had either declined or remained unchanged.


Jeni’s reopens; FDA report released

As Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams prepared to reopen its scoop shops in central Ohio and across the country following a listeria contamination, a report was released in which a federal inspector noted quality control and sanitation problems in the company’s production facility on Michigan Avenue.


Holiday weekend travel

Big numbers of Ohio travelers are expected to leave home over the long Memorial Day weekend, spurred by more disposable income and lower gas prices than in recent years.


Common Core exams shortened

Facing growing opposition from teachers, parents and legislators, new standardized tests given to students in Ohio, along with 10 other states and the District of Columbia, will be shortened by 90 minutes next year. But it might be enough for Ohio lawmakers who have been considering getting rid of the exams.


95-year sentence for Hilltop torturer

The man who orchestrated the kidnapping and torture of three people in his Hilltop duplex was sentenced Thursday to 95 years in prison by a Franklin County judge who didn’t hide his disgust with the man’s actions and attitude.


An East Side man has been arrested for the 2014 slaying of a woman in a double shooting.

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30,000 state workers get raise

State employees will get their first pay raises since 2008 under a new contract approved by the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association and preliminarily by the state.

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Man with knife shot by officer

A Columbus police officer opened fire on a knife-wielding man on the South Side Wednesday night, sending him to the hospital in stable condition.


Black lawmakers want more police reform

Black state lawmakers say improved police training and community relations are important, but the state needs more than that to restore confidence in a justice system that too many African-Americans think is stacked against them.


Credit fix promises relief for consumers

With 31 states, including Ohio, announcing a crackdown on the nation’s largest credit-reporting agencies on Wednesday, consumers won’t have to endure 12 years of financial harassment like Julie A. Sagstetter did.

Cleveland Cavaliers

Cavs take Game 1, 97-89

LeBron James scored 31 points and J.R. Smith made eight 3-pointers and added 28, leading the Cavaliers past the top-seeded Hawks 97-89 on their home court in Atlanta in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night.


Foligno is latest CBJ captain

Nick Foligno served as a captain for the NHL All-Star Game in Columbus. Now he'll wear the "C'' for the Blue Jackets.


Study: Skipping meals adds fat

Skipping meals may help with short-term weight loss, but in the long run it can send the wrong signals to your body, leading to an increase in the abdominal fat linked to Type II diabetes, according to a new study by researchers at Ohio State and other universities.

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