US Rig Count Up 1 To 1,929

HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by one this week to 1,929. The Houston firm said Friday in its weekly report that 1,574 rigs were exploring for oil and 355 for gas. A year ago...

Court Declines Re-hearing Ohio Amish Attacks

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court in Ohio has declined to hold a hearing by the full court on overturned hate crimes convictions involving beard- and hair-cutting attacks targeting Amish. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati informed prosecutors and...

Court Declines Re-hearing Ohio Amish Attacks

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court in Ohio has declined to hold a hearing by the full court on overturned hate crimes convictions involving beard- and hair-cutting attacks targeting Amish. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati informed prosecutors and...

Akron Police Release 911 Calls In Officer Slaying

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Akron police have released copies of 911 calls following the fatal shooting of an off-duty police officer at a bar earlier this week. In one call another off-duty officer informs a dispatcher of an “officer down,” while a woman describes a suspect...

Akron Police Release 911 Calls In Officer Slaying

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Akron police have released copies of 911 calls following the fatal shooting of an off-duty police officer at a bar earlier this week. In one call another off-duty officer informs a dispatcher of an “officer down,” while a woman describes a suspect...

Cameron Practices With Browns, Missed 3 Games

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns tight end Jordan Cameron is practicing for the first time in four weeks after missing the past three games due to a concussion. Cameron hasn’t played since Oct. 26 when he was struck in the back of the head while making a catch against Oakland....

Man Who Sold Fake Diplomatic Papers Gets 3.5 Years

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — An Ohio man who claimed to be the keeper of the seal of St. Peter has been sentenced to 3 ½ years in prison for selling nearly 2,000 fake diplomatic credentials affiliated with his movement. Sixty-year-old James McBride led an organization he called...

2nd Man Walks Free After Judge Dismisses 1975 Case

CLEVELAND (AP) — A second man convicted nearly 40 years ago in a 1975 Cleveland slaying has walked out of jail a free man. Sixty-year-old Wiley Bridgeman exited the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County jail just a couple hours after 57-year-old Ricky Jackson did the same. A...

Judge Dismisses 2nd Man Charged In 1975 Slaying

CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge has dismissed the case against a second man nearly 40 years after he and two others were convicted in a 1975 Cleveland slaying. A little less than two hours after dismissing 57-year-old Ricky Jackson on Friday, Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County...

Sexual Assault Case Reinstated Against Pitcher

DETROIT (AP) — A judge has reinstated a sexual assault case against pitcher Evan Reed, overturning a decision by another judge who found inconsistencies in the woman’s story. Reed is charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct. He was playing for the Detroit Tigers...