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Ebola Monitoring Continues in Ohio

Although no cases of Ebola have been reported in Ohio, health officials are continuing to monitor more than 160 individuals.  Public Information Officer with the Ohio Department of Health, Melanie Amato, says those individuals came into contact with Ebola patient, Amber Vinson, during her visit to Akron.  Amato says the other 161 people being monitored are in the tiers for those less at risk. She says all are being checked on by health officials and are also self monitoring as well. Also recently, both Vinson and the first nurse to be diagnosed, Nina Pham, are now testing negative for the disease. 

Rare Disease Within Ohio Deer Population

A heads up to hunters this season. State officials say hunters should be aware of a rare disease that's made it's way into the Ohio deer population. Chronic Wasting Disease has recently been identified in a deer in Holmes County. The disease attacks the brain of the infected animal and is similar to mad-cow disease. As of now, it hasn't been shown to infect people. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says hunters should avoid eating meet from deer or elk that look sick, or have their meet tested by the state. 

Police Search for Masked Gunmen

Police are searching for masked gunmen who invalided a home Thursday night. Officials say two men kicked open the back door of the home on Clarendon Avenue around 11:30 and fired several shots. one of the three victims was hit in the head with the butt of the gun. The suspects fled the scene with a set of keys, a pack of cigarettes and $63. The suspects are described as one being  5 feet, 5 inches tall and “skinny," about 125 pounds. The other was described as 5 feet, 6 inches tall with a medium build. Anyone with information is asked to call the police department's detective bureau or send an anonymous tip by texting TIP411.



Weinland Park residents show neighborhood pride with signs

The sign is modeled after the Las Vegas landmark, but its inspiration is strictly central Ohio: Welcome to Fabulous Weinland Park Columbus. For the past month or so, drivers heading north on N. 4th Street have spied it, just past E. 5th Avenue. But where did it come from? Sean Storey and Chris Picot are the men behind the sign — their second in the neighborhood.

Pedestrian killed in Prairie Township

Witnesses who saw a driver hit a pedestrian and speed away early this morning chased the driver down, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said. The pedestrian, Freddy L. Jeffers Jr., 35, was crossing West Broad Street about 3:30 a.m. today when he was hit. Some witnesses stayed with Jeffers; others followed the Nissan Altima that hit him.

Sheriff's IDs woman killed in Far West Side crash

The Franklin County sheriff's office is investigating a fatal crash on the Far West Side that killed a woman early this morning. The crash happened at 1:06 a.m. near the intersection of Norton and Bausch roads in Prairie Township, the sheriff's office said.

Teenager convicted in gang killing

A Near East Side youth repeatedly shook his head no at each guilty verdict he heard yesterday in his trial for a gang-related murder last year. A Franklin County jury deliberated two hours before finding that Jesean M. Callender, 17, had killed a 15-year-old boy from a rival gang behind a South Linden duplex.


Ebola-stricken doc described as driven do-gooder

NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Craig Spencer, the physician now being treated for Ebola in New York City, is the kind of globe-trotting do-gooder who could walk into a small village in Africa and, even though he didn't know the language, win people over through hugs alone, according to people who worked with him.

Woman quarantined in NJ shows no signs of Ebola

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey health officials say a woman who arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport from West Africa has tested negative for Ebola in a preliminary evaluation.

Washington school gunman was homecoming prince

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Jaylen Fryberg was well liked and athletic, a football player named to his high school's homecoming court just one week ago.

Suspect in 2 deputy deaths captured after manhunt

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A suspect described as a "one-man crime spree" is accused of shooting three Northern California sheriff's deputies, killing two of them and wounding a civilian, then eluding hundreds of searchers before being hunted down and forced to surrender, authorities said.

Remains belong to missing Virginia student

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a missing university student, authorities said Friday, as they turned their attention to filing possible additional charges against the suspect accused of abducting her.

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