Plea hearing set for man in slayings of his mom, girlfriend

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) — Court documents and a central Ohio prosecutor say a man accused of fatally shooting his mother and girlfriend while high on a synthetic drug is now expected to plead guilty.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Report: Farmers doing too little to stop Lake Erie algae

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Cutting phosphorus runoff into Lake Erie enough to prevent harmful algae outbreaks would require sweeping changes on the region's farms that may include converting thousands of acres of cropland into grassland, scientists said in a report Tuesday.

  • Written by JOHN FLESHER, AP Environmental Writer