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Two injured after being shot while sitting in car in northeast Columbus

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Two people are hospitalized after being shot while sitting in a car in northeast Columbus Wednesday afternoon. Columbus Police said officers responded to the 3600 block of Sunbury Road at approximately 1:49 p.m. At the scene, officers located the victims, a 20-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman,...
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2 people injured after being shot in northeast Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — Two people were injured Wednesday afternoon when they were shot while inside their vehicle in northeast Columbus. Just before 1:50 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to a shooting in the area of Sunbury Road and Innis Road. When officers arrived, they located Tunisia Davis, 25, and Zyron...
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Suspect still at large after pursuit across county lines ends in Columbus

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Police are looking for a suspect who got away after a high-speed chase that took them from Licking to Franklin County. The pursuit began Thursday morning after suspects carrying trash bags fled a tobacco shop on the 1000 block of Hebron Road in Heath. Police say the suspects dropped the bags when they saw officers, then fled in a black Jeep Compass on State Route 79, reaching speeds of 100 mph.
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Ohio Woman Beats South Korean Shopkeepers over $11

Ohio Woman Beats South Korean Shopkeepers over $11. Ohio State News by Ken Fulton, Crime and Justice Bureau Chief. An Ohio woman wanted for attacking two elderly Asian owners of a beauty store turned herself in and is being held on a $75,000 bond. This is not the defendant’s first assault charge.
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Shots fired at Gahanna officers overnight Thursday

GAHANNA, Ohio (WSYX) — No one was hurt after shots fired at Gahanna Police officers early Thursday. The incident happened around 2:30 a.m. in the area of Morse Road and North Hamilton Road. Gahanna Police has yet to confirm what led to the shooting and if any arrests have been...

Ohio BCI investigating suspicious death in Findlay

FINDLAY, Ohio (WTVG) - A suspicious death investigation is underway after a body is found at a Findlay home Thursday. Findlay Police say officers were dispatched to the 600 block of South Blanchard St. after receiving a call for a deceased male. “We are in the initial phase of the...
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Plain City man taken into custody after pursuit in Pickaway County

CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio (WSYX) — A Plain City man, who also had an arrest warrant in Hilliard, was arrested Thursday morning after a pursuit in Pickaway County. Just before 9 a.m. Thursday, the Pickaway County Sheriff's Office received a call of a suspicious man at the Pilot Travel Centers truck stop on US 23. The caller said they believed the man was under the influence and was driving a black Ford Fusion with an Illinois license plate.
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Ohio man pleads not guilty to charges of beating, torturing son

CUYAHOGA COUNTY, Ohio (WJW) – A man accused of beating his 5-year-old son to death appeared in Cuyahoga County court Thursday. Matthew Ponomarenko, 32, called 911 on March 25 and told dispatchers he had killed his son Jax. “I just killed my son,” Ponomarenko, told the dispatcher. Neighbors said they...
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Police arrest 2 in 100 mph high-speed chase throughout central Ohio; 3rd suspect at large

HEATH, Ohio — Police are searching for a third suspect connected to a burglary that led to a high-speed chase through multiple central Ohio counties on Thursday morning. Officers arrested the driver and a passenger in the chase that police say reached over 100 miles per hour at times, but are still looking for a 35-year-old man in connection to the incident.
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Ohio man dies after stand-off leads to officer-involved shooting

MIFFLIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WJW) – A Richland County man died from gunshot wounds after a stand-off led to an officer-involved shooting Wednesday afternoon. Several law enforcement agencies were called out around 1:30 p.m. to serve an arrest warrant in the 3300 block of Peterson Road in Mifflin Township. According to...
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Ohio police searching for man wanted in connection to gas station robberies

(WATE) — Ohio police are asking people along Interstate 75 in Kentucky and Tennessee to be on the lookout for a man who is wanted for a string of robberies and another man he may be traveling with. The West Chester Police Department says numerous tips point to Corey Bates and Thomas Walters traveling south along the busy highway.
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Man's vehicle shot twice while driving on I-70 in east Columbus

A man said someone started firing shots towards his vehicle while driving on Interstate 70 in east Columbus on Wednesday. Police say officers were responding to a ShotSpotter alert in the 600 block of South Champion Avenue around 4:20 p.m. The officers determined the shots actually came from I-70 east,...