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Former Akron Police Captain Ordered to Return to Prison

A former Akron Police Captain is heading back to prison. Douglas Prade was released from prison last year after serving 15 years for his estranged wife Margo's murder in 1997. The release came after Judge Judy Hunter ruled there wasn't enough evidence linking him to the crime and that he'd been wrongfully convicted. In March however, the Ninth District Court of Appeals overturned Judge Hunter's ruling, and the Summit County Prosecutor filed a motion that Prade be returned to prison. The appellate court still has not decided whether Judge Hunter's order for a new trial is valid, but Prade remains in custody at this time.

North Canton Police Investigate Counterfeit US Currency Reports

Counterfeit money is being used in a local community. North Canton Police Chief, Stephen Wilder says they are investigating several incidents in which counterfeit 50-dollar bills are being used to purchase small amounts of merchandise in order to get the change back in legal currency. Wilder says the incidents began on July 12th with the last being reported on July 17th. The locations reporting the crime include Walgreen's on Market Avenue North, Marc's on North Main Street, Discount Drug Mart on North Main, Lucky Star Restaurant on East Maple Street and Smokers Outlet on North Main Street. Wilder says they are looking for a white male in his late 30s or early 40s. Of medium build, with tattoo sleeves on both arms .Wilder says the suspects right forearm has a flaming skull tattoo. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the North Canton Police Department.



State says no Asian carp found in Muskingum River

Neither bighead nor silver Asian carp were found in the Muskingum River and two other rivers after fishing crews searched extensively for the invasive, unwanted species, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources said today. The department’s Division of Wildlife and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service dispatched crews to search for live Asian carp in June after water samples taken previously from the Muskingum River showed traces of the carp’s environmental DNA.

Police learn to provide emergency first-aid

When Columbus police officers descended on a South Side shooting scene last November, they found a young man in the street, bleeding from bullets in his chest and right arm.

Tending to vacant lot can lead to ownership

When the house next door was left vacant five years ago, Susan Peters worried it would hurt her Franklinton property’s value.

State issues first toxic algae warning along Lake Erie this summer

The state has issued its first toxic algae warning along Lake Erie this summer. The warning was issued at Maumee Bay State Park after samples collected on July 21 showed high concentrations of microcystin, a liver toxin associated with blue-green algae.


Police hunt for 2 who carjacked SUV, killed 3 kids

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police are searching for two men who carjacked an SUV and plowed into a group of children and adults selling fruit to raise money for their church, killing three kids and critically injuring their mother and the carjacking victim. Another woman was hurt but is in stable condition.

Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The talk in American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War halls and barrooms across Montana has been about Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research project he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic stress disorder.

Hospital shooting suspect had history of violence

MEDIA, Pa. (AP) — A psychiatric patient who killed his caseworker — and grazed his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back — has a lengthy history of gun arrests, violence and mental health problems, authorities said.

Ohio State under shadow again, this time with band

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Having forced out a beloved football coach and watched its president retire after a series of verbal gaffes, Ohio State University again finds itself grabbing headlines with the firing of a celebrated marching band director accused of ignoring a "sexualized" culture of rituals among band members.

Federal court upholds Fla.'s docs vs. glocks law

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida law restricting what doctors can tell patients about gun ownership was deemed to be constitutional Friday by a federal appeals court, which said it legitimately regulates professional conduct and doesn't violate the doctors' First Amendment free speech rights.

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