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Drake's 'How About Now,' 'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' and more on Troy's Playlist

12 hours 24 min ago
This week's playlist features Drake's "How About Now," the new "Call of Duty" game and Chris Rock's latest winner. Troy L. Smith, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/Troy%20Smith/index.html

Fire causes extensive damage at Texas Roadhouse in Brooklyn

12 hours 44 min ago
A fire caused an estimated $250,000 in damage at a Texas Roadhouse in Brooklyn early Wednesday. Evan MacDonald, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/emacdonald/index.html

Jack Frost Donuts still at No. 1 in 'NEO's Best: Donuts' fan vote, but Biagio's is closing the gap

12 hours 56 min ago
Day 2 of voting in the finals of "NEO's Best: Donuts" is complete and the gap between the No. 1 and No. 2 donut shops has narrowed significiantly. Jack Frost Donuts, a mainstay of Cleveland's Old Brooklyn neighborhood since 1937, is still at No 1, with 22.18 percent of the 2,616 votes cast. But Biagio's Donut Shop & Pizzeria in Eastlake is coming on strong at No. 2 with 20.27 percent. Michael Norman, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/mnorman/index.html

Family doings: Observing partial solar eclipse with Lake Erie Nature & Science Center

13 hours 2 min ago
This is a big week for celestial activity. If you missed the Orionid meteor shower Tuesday, be sure and (carefully and thoughtfully) experience the partial solar eclipse Thursday. Martha Mueller Neff, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/mneff/index.html

Homeless Stand Down set for Friday offers services for vets and the homeless

13 hours 14 min ago
Lorain County event will offer a variety of services for veterans and the homeless Roxanne Washington, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/rwashing/index.html

Driver who crashed into North Ridgeville police cruiser likely under the influence, police say

13 hours 17 min ago
Police are waiting on the results of a blood test before charging a driver whose Ford Taurus collided with a police cruiser on I-480 early Tuesday. Patrick Cooley, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/pacooley/index.html

'St. Vincent': Bill Murray mentors a young lad, for better or worse (review)

13 hours 24 min ago
'St. Vincent': Bill Murray mentors a young man, for better or worse (review) Clint O'Connor, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/coconnor/index.html

Police find arsenal, fake cop cars at Lancaster home of man accused of trying to pull over Akron officer

13 hours 24 min ago
Akron police found more 30 guns and 15,000 rounds of ammunition at the Lancaster home of a man who pretended to be a sheriff's deputy in Akron. Adam Ferrise, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/adamferrise/index.html

North Korean detainee Jeffrey Fowle reunites with family in Dayton

13 hours 38 min ago
A plane carrying Jeffrey Fowle landed Wednesday morning at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, near Dayton, where he had an emotional reunion with his family. Associated Press http://connect.cleveland.com/user/cleveap/index.html

Stock future barely nudging; Target offering free holiday shipping; Heineken sales dip in third quarter: A.M. Business News Links

13 hours 48 min ago
Also, Asian stocks surge while gold slips from six-week high; Harley-Davidson reports better-than-expected quarterly profits; BGC Partners pursues hostile bid for rival GFI Group; Apple warns iCloud users following Chinese attack; Google and others invest $500 million in Magic Leap; and GlaxoSmithKline keeps dividend unchanged in third quarter. Ray Jablonski, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/rfjablon/index.html

Medical examiner IDs man found fatally shot at RTA bus stop in Cleveland

13 hours 53 min ago
Kamal Blackwell was found shot and unconscious at a Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority bus stop early Monday. Brandon Blackwell, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/bblackwell/index.html

Great Lakes Christmas Ale hangover? Relive the tapping event (multimedia slideshow)

13 hours 55 min ago
Amanda Harnocz, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/aharnocz/index.html

George Will's appearance at Miami University draws opposition for his views regarding sexual assaults: Higher Education Roundup

13 hours 57 min ago
Protests are expected today at Miami University when nationally syndicated columnist George Will appears on campus to speak about politics. Opponents cite a controversial column he wrote that cast doubt on the efforts by universities to prevent sexual assaults. Karen Farkas, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/kfarkas/index.html

New season of 'American Pickers,' genealogy class in Akron and DIY contest: Home & Garden News

14 hours 14 min ago
New season of 'American Pickers,' genealogy class in Akron and DIY contest: Home & Garden News. Julie Washington, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/jwashing/index.html

Dog's excessive chewing shows he misses owner: Ask Dog Lady

14 hours 14 min ago
Dog's excessive chewing shows he misses owner: Ask Dog Lady Monica Collins, Ask Dog Lady http://connect.cleveland.com/user/askdoglady/index.html

Posting a pic of your ballot could be a felony; Ohio lawmaker wants to change that

14 hours 44 min ago
Snapping a photo of your ballot and sharing it on Facebook, Instagram or another website could make you a felon in Ohio. But Columbus-area Rep. Mike Duffey wants to change that. Jackie Borchardt, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/jborchardt/index.html

Live chat today: Protecting your computer from viruses, hackers and scams

14 hours 49 min ago
A panel of local computer security experts answers your questions about protecting your data. Sheryl Harris, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/sbharris/index.html

GE Lighting and Quirky invention company have made the world's smartest light bulb, heralding the "Internet of Things"

15 hours 14 min ago
Light switches and programmable electric timers are about to be eclipsed by digitally-controlled lighting designed to put consumer electric use in the palm of your hand -- and create a new nightmare for power company executives. John Funk, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/jofunk/index.html

St. Vincent-St. Mary senior running back Vince Lockett uses football, Irish community to overcome mother's death

16 hours 6 min ago
St. Vincent-St. Mary RB Vince Lockett has lost his mother and grandfather in a two-year span. Northeast Ohio Media Group high school sports staff http://connect.cleveland.com/user/clevepdhigh/index.html

National Retail Federation's holiday spending survey offers glad tidings for Ohio retailers like Macy's, Jo-Ann Stores, and Signet Jewelers

16 hours 13 min ago
"Holiday shopping is almost like a game for consumers. They're going to wait for the best deals, and they want to make the most of what they spend." Janet H. Cho, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/jcho/index.html