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11:36 am - Friday, Apr 11, 2014
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“Please, please, don’t let my child out the door,”Tasha Morgan thought. “In the open air, a bullet has no name.”

Morgan’s daughter and her classmates at Liberty Elementary School missed getting caught in the middle of gunfire by minutes. Teachers put the school on lockdown after a man and a teenager were shot at 3:35 p.m. — dismissal time — during a fight just outside the Columbus school at Whitlow Road and Paladim Place on the Far East Side.

Photos by Dispatch photographer Courtney Hergesheimer

3:32 pm - Thursday, Jan 30, 2014
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A man who has spent nearly two decades in prison for a crime that DNA says he didn’t commit was freed today but not declared innocent.
At a brief hearing this afternoon in Summit County, prosecutors from the Ohio Attorney General’s office dismissed murder charges against Dewey Jones, making him the sixth inmate freed as a result of a Columbus Dispatch investigation.
Photo, by Dispatch photographer Kyle Robertson: Dewey Jones, freshly released from prison, shows off his ankle after an electronic monitoring bracelet was cut.

A man who has spent nearly two decades in prison for a crime that DNA says he didn’t commit was freed today but not declared innocent.

At a brief hearing this afternoon in Summit County, prosecutors from the Ohio Attorney General’s office dismissed murder charges against Dewey Jones, making him the sixth inmate freed as a result of a Columbus Dispatch investigation.

Photo, by Dispatch photographer Kyle Robertson: Dewey Jones, freshly released from prison, shows off his ankle after an electronic monitoring bracelet was cut.

12:24 pm - Thursday, Feb 14, 2013
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What kind of leaf is this? If you think it’s a Buckeye leaf, you’re correct — and you can identify it better than the Tennessee police who an Ohio State fan says pulled her over for sporting a decal of the leaf on her car. “They were very serious,” she said. “They had the body armor and the guns.”

What kind of leaf is this?

If you think it’s a Buckeye leaf, you’re correct — and you can identify it better than the Tennessee police who an Ohio State fan says pulled her over for sporting a decal of the leaf on her car.

“They were very serious,” she said. “They had the body armor and the guns.”

9:24 am - Thursday, Feb 7, 2013
This is Tom Mongitore and his granddaughter Charisma. They just moved into their new house, which less than three years ago was the bloody scene of a triple murder.The Mongitores moved into the Knox County house last month, after Tina Herrmann, her 11-year-old son, Kody Maynard, and their neighbor, Stephanie Sprang, were killed there. The victims’ bodies later were stuffed into a hollow tree until authorities found them.
“We want to make that a happy place again,” Tom’s wife, Bonnie Mongitore, said. “I think once everybody gets adjusted to it, I think it’s going to be OK.”

This is Tom Mongitore and his granddaughter Charisma. They just moved into their new house, which less than three years ago was the bloody scene of a triple murder.

The Mongitores moved into the Knox County house last month, after Tina Herrmann, her 11-year-old son, Kody Maynard, and their neighbor, Stephanie Sprang, were killed there. The victims’ bodies later were stuffed into a hollow tree until authorities found them.

“We want to make that a happy place again,” Tom’s wife, Bonnie Mongitore, said. “I think once everybody gets adjusted to it, I think it’s going to be OK.”

9:22 pm - Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012
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A woman caught on camera driving on a sidewalk to pass a Cleveland school bus that was unloading children stood in the cold at an intersection holding a sign warning people about idiots. It is the latest in a series of controversial punishments for offenders around the county.

A woman caught on camera driving on a sidewalk to pass a Cleveland school bus that was unloading children stood in the cold at an intersection holding a sign warning people about idiots. It is the latest in a series of controversial punishments for offenders around the county.

8:08 am - Thursday, Sep 27, 2012
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What am I going to tell police? There’s some strange black dude standing in my bedroom with a baggy white T-shirt and bluejeans? That describes about 90 percent of the people in the Hilltop.
9:09 am - Monday, Aug 27, 2012
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Cops in Whitehall, Ohio, are scratching their heads after thousands of dollars’ worth of Star Wars Lego sets were delivered to several households that didn’t order anything.
The people receiving them all live in the same neighborhood. Many are elderly.
Police suspect thieves planned to pick up the packages from the stoops and let the people receiving the packages foot the bill…

Cops in Whitehall, Ohio, are scratching their heads after thousands of dollars’ worth of Star Wars Lego sets were delivered to several households that didn’t order anything.

The people receiving them all live in the same neighborhood. Many are elderly.

Police suspect thieves planned to pick up the packages from the stoops and let the people receiving the packages foot the bill…

(Source: dispatch.com)

10:02 am - Thursday, Aug 2, 2012
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New lab-test results show that DNA recovered from a murder scene in Summit County didn’t come from former Akron police captain Douglas Prade, who was convicted of killing his ex-wife nearly 15 years ago in a case that received national attention.
Prade’s case is one of many covered in The Columbus Dispatch's Test of Convictions series, an investigation that reveals a system in which prosecutors ignore court orders for testing, judges reject inmates without following the law, and evidence is routinely lost or destroyed before it can be tested.

New lab-test results show that DNA recovered from a murder scene in Summit County didn’t come from former Akron police captain Douglas Prade, who was convicted of killing his ex-wife nearly 15 years ago in a case that received national attention.

Prade’s case is one of many covered in The Columbus Dispatch's Test of Convictions series, an investigation that reveals a system in which prosecutors ignore court orders for testing, judges reject inmates without following the law, and evidence is routinely lost or destroyed before it can be tested.

(Source: dispatch.com)

12:33 pm - Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012
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Ever wanted to witness a police car being stolen? This raw video from WBNS-10TV is nuts.

The best part? When 10TV offers their car to the police to chase down the suspect.

A 21-year-old man died yesterday morning after a burglary call at his Far East Side apartment, but why and how he was shot — and by whom — still must be unraveled.

The shooting was the beginning of several related incidents over a half-mile stretch yesterday that ended with the man dead, a police cruiser stolen, one suspect in custody, another suspect at large and two Columbus police officers firing their guns.

(Source: dispatch.com)

1:28 pm - Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012
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Who steals a dog collar?
The collar of President Warren G. Harding’s airedale terrier, Laddie Boy, seems to be the one item missing after a break-in early today at Harding’s historic home in Marion.

Who steals a dog collar?

The collar of President Warren G. Harding’s airedale terrier, Laddie Boy, seems to be the one item missing after a break-in early today at Harding’s historic home in Marion.

(Source: dispatch.com)

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