Columbus TV Newsrooms Review Reporter Safety

The fatal on-air shooting of two Virginia TV journalists stunned newsrooms. Management at all three Columbus broadcast stations moved quickly to review safety procedures for reporting crews.
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Beginning Monday morning, the Ohio Department of Transportation will turn on about 30 on-ramp traffic signals around the Columbus metropolitan area to help with traffic flow.


Supporters of a plan to legalize marijuana are challenging the proposal's ballot wording and title at the Ohio Supreme Court.

Columbus Police

A grand jury has formally indicted a man in the murders of four people in South Linden. 

Franklin County

A former top level Columbus City Schools administrator, Michael Dodds, reports to jail today for his role in the district's manipulation of school data.

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A new state panel assessing Ohio's efforts to address infant mortality hopes to produce a report with its recommendations by the end of the year.

Update 2:23 p.m.: Franklin County Sheriff Bill Overton says the suspect in the shooting has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Virginia State Police say that as they were pursuing the suspect in an on-air fatal shooting, he ran off the road and crashed, and was found suffering from a gunshot wound.

Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said Wednesday that the suspect is being treated for life-threatening injuries.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

 Law enforcement officers in Ohio arrested more than 400 people on at least 920 charges and seized drugs valued at more than $5 million as part of a statewide task force operation.

Abercrombie store
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It’s a sign of the times for New Albany-based retailed Abercrombie &Fitch when year-over-year revenues fall by $72.8 million and it’s cause for celebration.

Legislation that would make a driver's license suspension discretionary rather than mandatory for non-driving drug convictions has been introduced in the Ohio Senate.

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Two journalists for Virginia TV news station WDBJ were killed by a gunman Wednesday morning while they were broadcasting live at a waterfront shopping center about an hour southeast of Roanoke, Va.

Reporter Alison Parker and photojournalist Adam Ward were doing a live report from Bridgewater Plaza in Moneta when a gunman opened fire, killing Parker and Ward and injuring Vicki Gardner, the head of a local Chamber of Commerce who was being interviewed. Gardner is now in stable condition, hospital officials say.


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