NY Mayor: No Protests Until After Officer Funerals

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says protests and political debate over police tactics should be halted until the funerals are held for two officer shot and killed inside their patrol car. De Blasio said Monday in a speech that it was time to support the...

Ohio St. Band Alumni Praise Findings Of 2nd Report

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The alumni club of Ohio State University’s marching band says an independent review of band culture released last month is less inflammatory than the university’s internal investigation and should be used to revisit the firing of band director...

48 Extra Days In Rape Case Probation Violation

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A judge has handed down a 2-month sentence for a probation violation by a volunteer football coach whose Ohio house was the scene of a party that preceded the rape of a girl by two high school football players. Special Judge Patricia Ann Cosgrove gave...

Michigan Man Guilty In Ohio Killing 30 Years Ago

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A Michigan man has pleaded guilty in the killing of a 19-year-old woman in northern Ohio 30 years ago. Andrew Gustafson pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and rape charges Monday in a Toledo courtroom. A judge sentenced to him to 15 years in prison....

Police: Shopper Shot Teen After Robbery Attempt

CENTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Police in southwest Ohio say a shopper fatally shot a 16-year-old boy after an alleged robbery attempt outside an Ohio shopping mall. Police responded Saturday morning to a reported shooting at the Dayton Mall in the southern Dayton suburb of Centerville....

Loose bear eludes capture in Phoenix suburb

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have given up trying to capture a bear that was running through a Phoenix suburb much of Monday morning. Mesa Police Department spokesman Steve Flores said a driver called authorities to report the bear running wild around 7 a.m. Officers...

Rudolph stamps guide tiny post office to success

RUDOLPH, Wis. (AP) — This seems to be Rudolph’s Christmas. The post office in this tiny central Wisconsin village that shares the name with the most famous reindeer of all has seen an uptick in business this season. Usually, the post office gets 10,000 cards for...

Info Sought On Death In Cleveland Police Custody

CLEVELAND (AP) — Relatives of a woman who died in Cleveland police custody last month want more answers about what happened. At a news conference Monday, Tanisha Anderson’s family also said Cleveland officers need better training on dealing with mentally ill people. The...

Police Departments On Alert After NYC Cops Killed

NEW YORK (AP) — Big-city police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to wear bulletproof vests and avoid making inflammatory posts on social media in the days after a man ambushed two officers and shot them to death inside their patrol...

Teen Fatally Shot Near Ohio Mall, Authorities Say

CENTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A coroner has ruled that a 16-year-old boy died of a gunshot wound to the torso after a shooting outside a southwest Ohio shopping mall. Police responded Saturday morning to the reported shooting at the Dayton Mall in the southern Dayton suburb of...