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Detroit teen: Mom made me put strangled sister's body in freezer

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 22:11
The Michigan Department of Human Services is taking steps to end Blair's rights to two other children, a 17-year-old daughter and an 8-year-old son. Associated Press

Body camera shows policeman's dramatic rescue of boy from fire

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 21:35
Sgt. Joe Hudson, a 14-year veteran of the police department in Griffin, Ga., rushes into a smoke-filled home and rescues a 3-year-old boy. Cliff Pinckard, Northeast Ohio Media Group

How to make the "El Diablo" margarita (video): Kristel's CLE

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 21:00
Learn how to make Barrio's signature "El Diablo" margarita topped off with a sugar and cayenne rim. Kristel Hartshorn, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Jon Hamm, 'Mad Men' cast celebrate premiere of final season (photos)

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 20:48
Jon Hamm and other cast members attend the premiere of the final season of AMC's "Mad Men." National Desk

Powerball top prize this weekend; Ohio Lottery numbers for Thursday

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 20:22
The Classic Lotto jackpot has been growing and is at $2.2 million for Saturday night's drawing. Cliff Pinckard, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Ohio teacher accused of sexually abusing students as they sat on his lap

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 20:18
Delaware County prosecutors on Thursday announced a 32-count indictment against Matthew Rausenberg, 39, of Columbus, Associated Press

No. 3 Notre Dame advances to the Midwest Regional Final with victory over No. 7 Wichita State

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 20:16
Notre Dame advances to the Elite Eight by beating Wichita State at the NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional in Cleveland. Branson Wright, The Plain Dealer

Rock and Roll Class of 2015: Joan Jett's original Blackhearts bassist is a fifth-grade teacher ... and loving it

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 18:40
Gary Moss, who went by the name Gary Ryan as the original bassist for Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, was in town to visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, into which he and his bandmates will be inducted on Saturday, April 18. Chuck Yarborough, The Plain Dealer

Louisiana festival poster of mostly faceless black children stirs claims, denials of racism

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 18:05
Organizers of a Louisiana strawberry festival have agreed not to show or sell this year's festival poster, which the local NAACP president called racially offensive Associated Press

Pa. elementary teachers fight to kick boy with disabilities out of their restroom

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 17:26
The Steel Valley Education Association filed a grievance last month, accompanied by a petition from 18 female teachers. Associated Press

Obsession with an Iran deal is all about Obama's own trophy case: Kevin O'Brien

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 17:20
Obama wants an accomplishment, and that's all that matters. Kevin OBrien, The Plain Dealer

Stocks decline for fourth straight day; Pepsi passes Diet Coke in sales; Facebook tries improving Internet access: P.M. Business News Links

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 17:01
Also, European stocks fall; oil prices jump $3 a barrel; President Obama champions crackdown on payday lenders; fewer Americans file for unemployment benefits; airlines in Canada, Europe to adopt U.S. policy on not leaving commercial pilots alone in cockpit; and new Google CFO being paid more than $70 million. Ray Jablonski, Northeast Ohio Media Group

First promo for 'The Walking Dead' spinoff to premiere during Sunday's finale

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 16:31
The spinoff/companion series, tentatively titled "Fear The Walking Dead," will debut later this summer and has already been picked up for two seasons. Troy L. Smith, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Pepper Pike announces deer culling program, after aerial survey

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 16:30
Pepper Pike plans to cull deer this spring, a decision prompted by an aerial survey that shows the city is home to 37 deer per square mile. Sara Dorn, Northeast Ohio Media Group

University Circle police looking for suspects in Hessler Road burglary, robbery

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 16:21
University Circle officials said two men broke into an occupied home on Hessler Road about 8:10 p.m. Monday and stole a laptop and a cell phone before they fled. Cory Shaffer | Northeast Ohio Media Group

Steelyard Target purse thief strikes again; woman's bag pilfered inside Starbucks

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 16:17
Cleveland police have released surveillance images of the purse pilferer. Brandon Blackwell, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Strongsville schools must hand over list of replacement teachers during strike: What you're saying

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 16:15 readers sounded off about the Ohio Supreme Court ruling that ordered Strongsville Schools to release the names of substitute teachers who taught during the 2013 strike. Mary Kilpatrick, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Co-pilot deliberately crashed plane; Iraqi troops try to reclaim Tikrit; Manhattan building collapses: U.S. and World News Links

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 16:14
Also, Pope Francis to visit White House in September; one killed in Texas after truck crashes into overpass; Indiana governor authorizes short-term needle-exchange program; Bowe Bergdahl recalls repeated torture by Taliban; Iranian president tries to break impasse in nuclear talks; and Russian President Vladimir Putin accuses Western spies of trying to undermine his rule. Ray Jablonski, Northeast Ohio Media Group

City of Cleveland denies claims made in lawsuit filed by Tanisha Anderson's family

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 16:07
The city of Cleveland has denied claims made in a lawsuit filed by the family of Tanisha Anderson after the 37-year-old died when officers tried to restrain her during a mental health emergency. Eric Heisig, Northeast Ohio Media Group

Westlake man accused of sexually abusing underage girls writes encrypted letter detailing escape plans

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 16:00
A Westlake man charged with molesting underage girls wrote an encrypted letter from jail to his mother detailing his plans for escape, and asking for her help in the plan. Ida Lieszkovszky, Northeast Ohio Media Group