Tracking violent ex-cons: Registries grow, but do they work?

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — In the desperate hours after a University of Toledo student disappeared while bicycling this summer, her friends scanned the state's list of sex offenders and started knocking on doors. But their search didn't lead them down the road to an ex-con who had spent time in prison for abducting another woman — because he had never been convicted of a sex crime.

  • Written by JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press

Young gunman who killed teenager in sandwich shop apologizes

CLEVELAND (AP) — The parents of a teenage boy gunned down at a sandwich shop expressed grief and dismay on Friday during the sentencing of their son's killer to life in prison with no chance for parole.

  • Written by MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press