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  • Ohio School Shooting Suspect Charged With Murder

    Ohio School Shooting Suspect Charged With Murder

    (CHARDON, Ohio) — Suspected Ohio school shooter T.J. Lane was officially charged Thursday with three counts of aggravated murder, two counts of attempted aggravated murder and one count of felonious assault. Five high school students were shot in a rampage at Chardon High School on Monday. Three students — Demetrius Hewlin, Russell King Jr. and Daniel Parmertor — died from their wounds. Students and parents gathered in the center of Chardon on Thursday to march through the community and back into the school together. On Friday, school will be back in session. Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

  • Midwest, Kentucky Storms: McConnell Keeping ‘Close Eye’

    Midwest, Kentucky Storms: McConnell Keeping ‘Close Eye’

    (WASHINGTON) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is continuing to monitor his home state and others that have been affected by the rash of storms and tornadoes in recent days. “We’ll continue to keep a close eye on Kentucky and other states and the affected region and make sure people have everything they need to clean up, rebuild and reclaim their dignity from the wreckage of this tragedy,” McConnell said on the Senate floor Thursday morning. NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., an arm of the National Weather Service, said that at least 16 tornadoes were reported from […]

  • Armored Car Guard Sought in Death of Co-Worker

    Armored Car Guard Sought in Death of Co-Worker

    (PITTSBURGH) — A fugitive armored truck employee, who allegedly killed his co-worker before running away with about $2.3 million, called a friend and admitted to the killing, police say. Police have been searching for Kenneth Konias Jr., 22, since the Tuesday afternoon death of his co-worker, Michael Haines, 31. “He had at least a two-hour head start from the time he left work until the time Mr. Haines was discovered,” Cmd. Tom Stangrecki of the Pittsburgh Police Department said. “We’re not sure if he’s in the state.” The FBI is assisting the Pittsburgh Police Department in the search for Konias, […]

  • Conservative Political Activist and Blogger Andrew Breitbart Dead

    Conservative Political Activist and Blogger Andrew Breitbart Dead

    (LOS ANGELES) — Andrew Breitbart, a noted conservative political activist and blogger, has died, the Los Angeles Coroner’s Office confirmed to ABC News Radio.  He was 43. Breitbart died shortly after midnight Thursday at UCLA Medical Center, according to the coroner’s office.  A statement posted on Breitbart’s website said that he died “unexpectedly from natural causes.” Breitbart helped launch the Huffington Post and was an editor at the Drudge Report.  He also founded his own news network, acting as the publisher of several news websites including Breitbart.com, Breitbart.tv, Big Hollywood, Big Government, Big Journalism and Big Peace. video platform video […]

  • At Least a Dozen Confirmed Dead in Midwest Tornado Aftermath

    At Least a Dozen Confirmed Dead in Midwest Tornado Aftermath

    (HARRISBURG, Ill.) — At least 12 people are dead after 15 tornadoes blew through the Midwest earlier this week, according to authorities, and the death toll is expected to rise. The extensive damage caused by the storms in at least five states is only beginning to become clear.  The tornadoes touched down across Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Kentucky and Indiana Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center said. At least six people — four women and two men — were killed in the town of Harrisburg, Ill., according to Lt. Tracy Felty of the Saline County […]

  • Ohio School Shooting: Slain Student’s Parents Forgive Suspected Shooter

    Ohio School Shooting: Slain Student’s Parents Forgive Suspected Shooter

    (CHARDON, Ohio) — The parents of Ohio school shooting victim Demetrius Hewlin said on Wednesday they forgive suspected gunman T.J. Lane for shooting their son. “I don’t know what [his] final moments were like, but I can’t worry about it,” Hewlin’s mother Phyllis Ferguson told ABC News in an exclusive interview.  “You have to accept things done and move on.” When asked what she would say to the suspected shooter, Ferguson said, “I would tell him I forgive him because, a lot of times, they don’t know what they’re doing.  That’s all I’d say.” “I taught Demetrius not to live […]

  • Rutgers Trial Witness Admits He Lied

    Rutgers Trial Witness Admits He Lied

    (NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.) — A Rutgers University student described in court Wednesday how he gave Dharun Ravi a thumbs-up after Ravi maneuvered his webcam so that it was aimed at the bed of his gay roommate, Tyler Clementi. The witness, Lokesh Ojha, also admitted that he lied to police about his role in Ravi’s alleged webcam spying. Ojha, dressed in a white shirt and dark tie, was smiling and confident during his questioning by prosecutors. By the time the defense lawyer finished cross-examining him, Ojha was clearly shaken, his voice meek and at times quaking as he was warned that […]