(Posted at 11:05 a.m.) Robert Jobe, the 15-year-old North Toledoan charged in the shooting death of undercover vice Detective Keith Dressel, was arraigned in Lucas County Common Pleas Court this morning. The teen is charged with one count each of aggravated murder and murder, each with a firearm specification. Judge Charles Doneghy set a $500,000 bond and ordered him back to the Lucas County Jail.
(Posted at 4:50 p.m.) WASHINGTON Former Deputy Secretary of Interior J. Steven Griles was sentenced to 10 months in prison today for lying to senators investigating the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal. Griles is the highest-ranking Bush administration convicted in the corruption investigation. He pleaded guilty to obstructing justice.
(Posted at 2:00 p.m.) MONROE The attorney for the former Bedford school board member on trial for contributing to the death of one high school student and the serious injury of another, this morning questioned the foundations of science. Randy Krell's attorney, William Godfroy, grilled the prosecution's expert brake specialist on the certainty of his claim that the brakes of the teenagers' car were working at the time of the fatal car crash last year.
(Posted at 9:45 a.m.) CAREY, Ohio An apartment building fire of a yet unreported origin injured at least two people, one of them a firefighter, shortly before 8 a.m. today at the corner of Vance and South streets two blocks south of the downtown, village authorities said. At least one person was airlifted to an area hospital; a firefighter was treated for smoke inhalation. Several fire departments are fighting the blaze at the two-story brick building, which has been evacuated, authorities said.
(Posted at 12:00 p.m.) AKRON -- The triggerman and star prosecution witness in the trial of a woman accused of hiring him to kill her wealthy husband along the Ohio Turnpike testified Tuesday that he has lied in past court proceedings and manipulated his friends.
(Posted at 8:58 a.m.) COLUMBUS An employee whose religious beliefs conflict with the political positions of their labor union cannot be forced to pay dues, a federal judge ruled. U.S. District Judge Gregory Frost s ruling broadens the category of employees who may opt out of unions because of religious beliefs beyond Seventh-day Adventists and Mennonites.
(Posted at 8:30 a.m.) VATICAN CITY Pope Benedict XVI has changed the rules for electing a new pope, returning to the traditional requirement that two-thirds of the cardinals in the conclave agree on a new pontiff, the Vatican said Tuesday. Pope John Paul II had altered the voting process in 1996, allowing the pope to be chosen by an absolute majority if the cardinals were unable to agree after several days of balloting in which a two-thirds majority was needed.
(Posted at 6:30 a.m.) LYNWOOD, Calif. Paris Hilton left jail Tuesday after a bizarre, three-week stay in which the hotel heiress was briefly released to her Hollywood Hills home, then sent screaming and crying back to a county lockup. The 26-year-old celebutante walked out of the all-women s jail in Lynwood to an enormous horde of cameras and reporters after midnight. She had checked into the jail, largely avoiding the spotlight, late June 3 after a surprise appearance at the MTV Movie Awards.
(Posted at 7:04 a.m.) Smoke from a cooler fire of a yet unknown origin evacuated a 24-hour Kroger store on Glendale Avenue in south Toledo for about an hour early this morning, authorities said. Fire in one of the coolers at the store, which is at 2555 Glendale, was reported about 3:30 a.m., fire Lt. Melvin Bond said.
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