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'Slayer-in-Chief' Warren and Clinton Tag-Team on Trump

Mass. senator makes fun of his 'goofy' hat, says he would 'crush you into the dirt' to get his way

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton's eventual running mate or not, as Elizabeth Warren headed out on the campaign trail Monday, she embraced a role she's already been practicing on her own: the "chief public antagonist" against Donald Trump, as CNN describes it (or the "Trump slayer-in-chief," per... More »

Who Wants to Speak at GOP Convention? Not Many, Apparently

At least one state rep is going to the beach instead, per Politico inquiry

(Newser) - Almost as bad as a party no one RSVPs to: a national political convention where you're the presumed nominee and people are either reluctantly attending, turning down high-profile speaking opportunities, or not coming at all. That's what Politico reveals after a somewhat cringe-inducing inquiry into who's interested... More »

Woman Sues Abusive Husband, Is Awarded $21.5M

He spent just 2 days in jail for domestic violence

(Newser) - After her husband spent just two days in jail for giving her a beating that left her with fractured facial bones, Jennifer Kershaw took the unusual step of filing a civil lawsuit—and taught him a $21.5 million lesson. On Tuesday, a jury in Franklin County, Ohio, awarded the... More »

Women Ham It Up for Mugshots After Alleged Assault

Facebook users aren't impressed

(Newser) - Mary Jordan was charged with assault and child endangerment last week in Bellevue, Ohio—but you wouldn't know it from her smiling mugshot. Police say Jordan and friends Ashley England and Sammie Whaley attacked a McDonald's worker in a restaurant parking lot on June 8 because they thought... More »

Serial Rapists 'Far More Common' Than Thought

'These are one-man crime waves,' says prosecutor

(Newser) - Analysis of 5,000 untested rape kits made possible with a grant from Ohio's Justice Department has so far helped authorities in Cuyahoga County secure 250 convictions. In fact, the county prosecutor calls the kits "the greatest gold mine of information and leads for law enforcement that I... More »

Cops: Babysitter Killed Infant With Allergy Medication

Lori Conley, 43, is charged with murder

(Newser) - Katie Mulkey left her son with a babysitter and went to work—but her boy was dead by the end of the day. Police say unlicensed caregiver Lori Conley is to blame for giving 8-month-old Haddix Mulkey a drug he never should have taken, ABC News reports. Authorities say Mulkey... More »

Judge Sentences Man to 12 Sundays in Church

Jake Strotman had been drinking when he got into a brawl with Baptist preachers

(Newser) - The Cincinnati Enquirer has the story of an Ohio judge known for his unusual sentences who on Wednesday issued some divine intervention on behalf of a 23-year-old found guilty of misdemeanor attempted assault. Jake Strotman was coming from dollar-beer night at a local hockey game on Jan. 23 when he... More »

Kid's Parents Could Be Charged in Gorilla Death

Harambe's first keeper says he was like one of his sons

(Newser) - Harambe the gorilla is becoming the most talked-about animal since Cecil the lion —and his death is just as controversial . On Tuesday, police and prosecutors confirmed that the shooting at the Cincinnati Zoo is being investigated, and they haven't ruled out criminal charges against the parents of the... More »

Man Allegedly Poops on Self-Checkout Machine

Which reminds us: Wash your produce before eating it

(Newser) - A 23-year-old Ohio man was arrested Sunday in Cincinnati after he allegedly pooped directly onto a self-checkout machine, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. According to the Smoking Gun , police say Colin Murphy stripped completely naked in front of an employee at a Kroger grocery store, then dropped a deuce onto the... More »

What It Means When Moms Go Baby Crazy on Facebook

They might be trying to live up to societal expectations

(Newser) - Baby pictures clogging up your Facebook feed could signal a new mom on a risky search for approval, according to a study of 127 working moms from Ohio. The fact that 98% uploaded photos of their baby to Facebook wasn't surprising. What interested researchers, however, was that those who... More »

Mom of Boy Who Got Gorilla Killed: 'I Watch My Kids'

Michelle Gregg returns fire on Facebook

(Newser) - Michelle Gregg, a bad parent? Not according to Michelle Gregg, the mother of a 4-year-old boy who got into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo on Saturday, prompting a response team to shoot the animal dead , reports People . "My son ... fell in the gorilla exhibit at the zoo,... More »

To Help Others, College President Reveals Suicide Attempts

Santa Ono says he wants to smash stigma surrounding mental illness

(Newser) - Those who follow the University of Cincinnati's president on Twitter may have been thrown by a tweet he posted over the weekend, as well as by a speech he made at a local event. "My message tonight: There should be no stigma for those with mental illness. I... More »

Cops: Father, Son Kept Teen Girl Chained in Basement

The girl says she was kept captive for more than a year

(Newser) - A father and son were arrested early Thursday after allegedly keeping a 13-year-old girl shackled in their basement and feeding her old scraps of food for at least a year, WTOL reports. The girl was discovered running away from home Wednesday night in downtown Toledo. She claimed her stepfather kept... More »

OSU Students Binge-Drinking Before Fatal Lake Jump: Report

Including 22-year-old student who died after diving into shallow water

(Newser) - Numerous students were drinking heavily for hours before a traditional cold-weather lake jump last year during which an Ohio State University student died, according to newly released police records. The students included victim Austin Singletary, his friends, and many other students among the thousands who attended the jump into Mirror... More »

'Bathroom Bandit' Steals One Thing—And It's Weird

Police in Columbus, Ohio, are looking for him

(Newser) - Police in Ohio's capital are searching for a man who's been pilfering plumbing from stores, hospitals, and restaurants. Dubbed the Bathroom Bandit, Columbus police say he enters various local establishments, visits the men's restroom, disconnects the plumbing, and leaves with the stolen parts in his backpack. A... More »

Cops: Man Stabs 7-Year-Old Girl on School Playground

'It's sickening'

(Newser) - A 7-year-old girl was hospitalized Friday afternoon after being stabbed by a man on her school's playground, CNN reports. The victim, a second grader at World of Wonder School in Dayton, Ohio, suffered serious injuries. "It's sickening," a woman present at the school during the attack... More »

She Missed Her Own Prom as a Pregnant Teen, So Son Took Her to His

Trey Potter gives his mom the experience she missed out on

(Newser) - MelissaRoshan Potter lived in 23 foster homes from the time she was 10 years old. As she was transitioning out of the foster care system, and around the time her own high school prom was held, she got pregnant and never attended the dance. Her son Trey knew that, and... More »

50 Cent Gives $100K to Charity After Teasing Autistic Teen

He posted a video on Instagram calling the 19-year-old 'high'

(Newser) - Curtis Jackson III needed to make amends for a "joke" he posted online, and he's just donated a huge chunk of money to an autism advocacy group, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Jackson—better known by his rapper name 50 Cent—landed in hot water when he posted a... More »

Human Remains Found Under 100-Year-Old Music Venue

Cincinnati Music Hall stands on an old burial ground

(Newser) - Workers renovating a century-old performance hall discovered human remains under the orchestra pit and now archeologists are planning to analyze the bones, the AP reports. The property under Cincinnati Music Hall was a public burial ground in 1818, and bones have been popping up since construction began for the building... More »

Pollen May Help Solve 35-Year-Old Murder Mystery

Who is Ohio's 'Buckskin Girl'?

(Newser) - A few grains of pollen might help authorities solve a 35-year-old murder mystery, WKRN reports. According to CBS New York , a woman known as "Buckskin Girl" for the jacket she was wearing was found in a ditch alongside an Ohio road in 1981. She died from wounds to the... More »

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