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Canton Drivers Spot Suspect Amber Alert Vehicle

No harm done to 6- and 8-year-old boys who were the subject of an Amber Alert on Thanksgiving Day. The State Patrol says the kids were with one of the boy’s mothers; all three were from Belmont County... Mandy Myer had not been charged; troopers arrested her on southbound I-77 at milepost 91 in Tuscarawas County after two drivers spotted the vehicle on the freeway in Canton and called 9-1-1. The case remains under investigation by Flushing Ohio police.

Black Friday Starts As Gray Thursday

Black Friday started as Gray Thursday in Stark County and around the country, as crowds lined up at major stores just after Thanksgiving dinner was served. Then last evening, parking lots at Belden Village and many of the major stores were packed... Early this morning, lots of people were out, but shoppers report the crush wasn't like in previous years... Even now, stores are reported to be busy, but nothing overwhelming.

Shoppers Have Ohio Attorney General as Advocate

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is offering a few shopping tips to keep consumers safe.   Mike DeWine says overall it's important to really pay attention when you're shopping.   DeWine says if you suspect anything dishonest or encounter any problems,  call the Ohio Attorney General's office. The graphic shows the Consumer Protection Office number as 1-800-282-0515.  Click the graphic to visit the webpage of The Ohio Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division. (CLICK ARROWS FOR SOUND)

Thanksgiving Day Fire at Alliance Auto Store

A Thanksgiving Day fire at a car dealership in Alliance destroyed nearly two dozen cars and ripped through a metal building. Fire officials say it looks like the fire was burning inside Sally & Associates Auto Sales on State Street for awhile before it was noticed by someone driving by.  Smoke could be seen from miles away.  It happened around 1:45 yesterday afternoon.  Tires exploded and cars were heavily burned.  The heat also melted the side of a neighboring restaurant.  No one was injured and there's no word on a cause. (PHOTO GOOGLE MAPS)

Monday Is Start of Deer Gun Season

The state’s most popular hunting season starts Monday: the weeklong deer gun season. There’s also a bonus hunting period on December 28th and 29th. 165,000 deer are expected to be taken this year in the combined hunting seasons. Jayme Emmert with the Division of Wildlife says the deer population is smaller now   (CLICK ARROW FOR SOUND) GRAPHIC CLEVELAND-DOT-COM

Ohio Residents Want To Fly to . . .

Florida is the top out-of-state destination for Ohio residents who are flying somewhere for the holidays. The analysis of thousands of airline ticket purchases found that the Sunshine State is the top choice for air travelers from Ohio at both Thanksgiving and Christmas. At Thanksgiving, the next most popular destinations for Ohioans traveling by air are Texas, California and New York, in that order. Over the Christmas holidays, Florida is followed by locations in California, Asia and South America. The data collected from the travel website Priceline-dot-com.

North Canton Man Falsely Claims He Had Cancer, Gets 60 Days

The North Canton man accused of faking cancer to steal money from people was sentenced to 60 days in jail Wednesday. William Treacle had pleaded guilty earlier this month to grand theft charges. He must also pay around $20,000 in restitution. North Canton police say several individuals as well as St Peter Catholic Church were among the victims. One victim gave $10,000; a fundraiser netted nearly $5,000. If you think you may be a victim as well, call the Stark County Prosecutor's Office at 330 451-7097.

Mirror Lake Jump Expected To End With Death of Student

It looks like the traditional Mirror Lake Jump at The Ohio State University during Michigan Week will be a thing of the past. This after third-year student Austin Singletary of Dayton died this morning at the hospital; he was pulled from the lake at around 12:20 during the annual event. The university in a statement called this a "terrible tragedy", saying it's definitely off the schedule next year.

Man Appeals Sentence in Budd Rock-Throwing Case

The man who threw a rock from a Pennsylvania overpass critically injuring a Perry Local school teacher is fighting for a lesser sentence.   Randy Budd's wife Sharon was critically injured when that rock crashed through her windshield. Budd says Sharon got a life sentence and Lahr already got off easy.  Dylan Lahr, one of four charged in the incident, is now appealing his 4 1/2 year sentence. 



Moon to align with ancient earthworks

NEWARK, Ohio — This weekend marks one of the few times in a nearly 19-year lunar cycle when viewers can see the moon rise or set in alignment with the walls of ancient earthworks. Tonight and Saturday evening, viewers can see a northern minimum moonrise, the least-northern moonrise in the moon’s cycle. This particular alignment won’t occur again for another 18.6 years.

John Kasich bans the letter M and khakis because it's Michigan week

With the letter "m" crossed out in every use, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor released an official resolution declaring Saturday "Scarlet Letter Saturday." Why you may ask?

Want to get in the Statehouse? You'll have to go through a metal detector

Visitors to the Ohio Statehouse will face increased security measures, metal detectors and a ban on backpacks starting Monday. The decision follows discussions by Gov. John Kasich’s administration in the past few years and is “proactive,” according to a notice sent Wednesday to statehouse tenants from the Capital Square Review and Advisory Board.


Protest over Chicago teen's shooting ties up retail district

CHICAGO (AP) — Demonstrators angry about the killing of a black teenager who was shot 16 times by a white police officer last year marched through the streets and disrupted Black Friday shopping in Chicago's ritziest retail district.

The Latest: Black Friday around the country

Shoppers began feasting on deals on Thanksgiving, but just how hungry they'll remain is yet to be seen.

Boston police say no investigation in apparent Okafor fight

BOSTON (AP) — Boston police say they do not plan to investigate an apparent nightclub scuffle involving Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor unless someone involved comes forward to say they were the victim of a crime.

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