Court sets arguments in condemned killer's DNA test appeal

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has scheduled arguments in an appeal involving a death row inmate who sought DNA testing on a cigarette butt found near the scene of the 1990 double murder that led to his sentence.

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Ohio judge keeps death option in arson fire that killed 3

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio judge has denied a request to remove the death penalty option for a man accused of killing a 10-year-old girl and her grandparents in a March 2015 arson fire.

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Prosecutor to review 911 caller's role in Wal-Mart shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) — A special prosecutor will determine whether to charge a 911 caller who reported a man waving a gun in an Ohio Wal-Mart before police fatally shot the shopper, who'd picked up an air rifle from a shelf.

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Report: Motorist shot by cop whose chief urged traffic stops

CINCINNATI (AP) — A consultant reviewing the University of Cincinnati police department for reforms after an officer fatally shot a motorist during a traffic stop says the university's former police chief pushed aggressive use of traffic stops to look for guns and drugs.

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