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Mike Myers, other stars react to Verne Troyer's death
Before dying, Barbara Bush said she would miss George but was going to 'a beautiful place'
The funeral of Barbara Bush, former first lady
Pacers vs. Cavs Game 2: LeBron James puts on a show to beat Pacers
'SNL': 'Meet the Parents' stars reunited as Mueller and Cohen
Mother, boyfriend plead not guilty in death of 4-year-old Aniya Day-Garrett
The literacy and legacy of Barbara Bush: Phillip Morris
2018-04-22 20:02:33 The two women had never met. They hailed from different backgrounds and were members of competing political parties. But Oakar said the afternoon phone call made her an instant and enduring fan of the First Lady. "Mary Rose, I'm going to steal some of the language from one of your resolutions," said the laughing voice on the other end of the line   Read More ...
Why Cleveland Hopkins airport has more passengers, lower fares despite fewer destinations
2018-04-22 20:02:30 But passenger numbers don't tell the whole story of how Hopkins has evolved in the years since United's downsizing. The number of daily flights is down, too, not only because of United's cutbacks, but also because U.S. airlines, across the nation, are reducing their reliance on smaller, regional jets in favor of larger airplanes. Meanwhile, fares have plummeted, falling 41 percent in four years, from $472 in late 2013 to $287 in late 2017, according to U   Read More ...
Nashville Waffle House shooting: At least 4 dead after gunman opens fire
2018-04-22 20:02:24 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A man wearing nothing but a green jacket and brandishing an assault rifle stormed a Waffle House restaurant in Tennessee and shot four people to death before dawn Sunday, according to police, who credited a customer with saving lives by wresting the gunman's weapon away. The gunman shot people in the parking lot before entering the restaurant, where he continued firing until a customer snatched the rifle, Nashville Police spokesman Don Aaron said   Read More ...
Off opioids, chronic pain sufferers find new ways to cope
2018-04-22 20:02:21 Until recently, Newman had managed his pain with opioid medications, but was tired of the growing suspicion and mistrust he encountered when trying to get prescriptions as well as the increasing restrictions and regulations imposed on doctors and pain patients as a consequence of the heroin and fentanyl overdose epidemic. Newman, 32, had never considered acupuncture, he said, but had instead spent years struggling to find a doctor who could accurately diagnose his rare conditions, an inflammatory arthritis of the spine called ankylosing spondylitis and an inherited immune disorder called common variable immunodeficiency   Read More ...
You can now vote in the finals of Cleveland's Best Burger contest! (Top 20 poll)
2018-04-22 20:02:18 Here are the important details on the final poll: Voting is open until Tuesday, May 15 at 9 a.m. We invite you to vote hourly. The restaurants are listed in alphabetical order in the poll. Please make sure you scroll all the way down to see all the finalists. Also, you need to scroll all the way down and click the "Submit" button in order for your vote to be counted   Read More ...
Indiana man who died in 2006 was buried in wrong grave
2018-04-22 20:00:03 WHITESTOWN, Ind. (AP) - The body of an Indiana man has been buried in a new grave after he was placed in the wrong one nearly 12 years ago. Charles Bovenschen's family discovered the mistake in February after his wife, Mary, died. They were supposed to be buried next to each other at Lincoln Memory Gardens in Whitestown, but Bovenschen's grave was empty   Read More ...
Clinton stars as central villain in GOP's midterm strategy
2018-04-22 18:00:07 NEW YORK (AP) - Hillary Clinton isn't on the ballot, but she's starring as the central villain in the Republicans' midterm strategy for 2018. They're spending big on ads linking her to vulnerable Democrats as the GOP hopes to retain its fragile majority in Congress. Republicans already have featured Clinton in attacks against Democratic candidates in Pennsylvania, Indiana and North Dakota   Read More ...
Indiana man to auction Corvette pace car collection
2018-04-22 18:00:04 FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - An Indiana man plans to sell his collection of Corvette Indy 500 pace cars. The Journal Gazette reports that Keith Busse is auctioning the 16 cars next month during Mecum Auctions' spring sale at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis. The collection includes cars from 1978 to 2017. Busse says not every car in the collection actually paced the race, but some were used at the track in other ways   Read More ...
Hepatitis vaccines urged for travelers to Kentucky, Michigan
2018-04-22 17:00:11 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana health officials are advising residents to get vaccinated for hepatitis A if their summer plans include visits to Kentucky or Michigan. The Department of Health says significant outbreaks of the liver-damaging hepatitis A virus have been reported in Kentucky and Michigan. The agency says Kentucky has seen more than 300 cases of the highly contagious viral infection , most of those in the Louisville area   Read More ...
Lake County courts to switch to online filing system in May
2018-04-22 17:00:08 CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) - Court officials in northwestern Indiana's Lake County plan to switch next month to an online filing system that's already used by nearly three-quarters of Indiana's counties. Lake County's circuit and superior courts will switch May 21 to the Odyssey case management system that's supported by the Indiana Supreme Court. Courts in 65 of Indiana's 92 counties currently use that state-funded system   Read More ...
Wood from Chevrolet plant going into Detroit-made guitars
2018-04-22 17:00:04 DETROIT (AP) - General Motors is teaming up with a Detroit guitar company that makes its instruments with reclaimed wood from city buildings. Chevrolet and Wallace Detroit Guitars are working to release a limited-edition line of guitars made of long grain maple from GM's truck plant in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The tie-up marks the centennial of Chevy Trucks. Wallace Detroit Guitars founder Mark Wallace says "Chevrolet is a foundational element in the story of Detroit   Read More ...
4 dead in Nashville Waffle House shooting; suspect sought
2018-04-22 16:47:01 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Police in Nashville say four people are dead after a shooting at a Waffle House restaurant early Sunday. The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department says the gunman was a white man with short hair who was wearing only black pants and a coat. A customer at the restaurant took the gun from the shooter, who then took off his coat and fled the area   Read More ...
Essential Prince: His Best, Most Overlooked Albums
2018-04-22 15:05:21 Prince's artistry spanned six decades, multiple genres and several hundred songs under his own name and pseudonyms. Even for a hardcore fan, his discography is one of the most daunting of any modern pop star. Here we present 16 albums that are essential to any collection. Dirty Mind (1980)For his third album and first masterpiece, he wanted to be more deliberately me, he told Rolling Stone at the time   Read More ...
U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters talks violence at Cleveland community solutions forum
2018-04-22 15:05:18 The event hosted discussions and question and answer sessions with panelists including Dr. Edward Barksdale from University Hospitals; Almitra Gasper, Coordinator of Trainings for Cure Violence City of New York; Vickie Brandon Chrostowski, founder of Edwin's Leadership & Restaurant Institute; and local restaurant owners Claude Carson, Brian Gresham and Akin Africa.   Read More ...
Cleveland Indians vs. Baltimore Orioles: live chat scoring updates Game 18
2018-04-22 15:05:15 MLB has talked about putting a man on second base in extra innings to end such games quicker. How about a home run derby or a coin flip? The Orioles must keep former Tribe minor leaguer Anthony Santander in the big leagues for 44 days to fulfill his Rule 5 obligation. Tribe starters have worked at least 6.0 innings and allowed two- or-fewer runs in 10 of the Indians' 17 games   Read More ...
George Hill gets MRI on ailing back, questionable for Game 4
2018-04-22 15:05:12 INDIANAPOLIS -- Cavaliers point guard George Hill underwent an MRI on his ailing back Saturday and is questionable for Game 4 of this first-round series against the Indiana Pacers. Hill, who injured his back in Game 1, played only 30 seconds in the fourth quarter of the Cavs' 92-90 loss in Game 3 when soreness returned. The results of the MRI were not yet available, but the Cavs say (preliminarily) that Hill is suffering from back spasms   Read More ...
Kevin Love: Cavaliers 'have to win' Game 4, and they 'want' to, too
2018-04-22 15:05:09 INDIANAPOLIS -- Tyronn Lue could regale his players about the Cavaliers of yore, who overcame dark moments and tight spots to reach the Finals and even, one time, to win them. But Lue hasn't done that yet, doesn't feel he needs to, even though the Cavs are down 2-1 in this first-round series to the Pacers after blowing a 17-point lead Friday in a   Read More ...
Verne Troyer, Mini-Me in 'Austin Powers' films, dead at 49
2018-04-22 15:05:04 Verne Troyer, the actor best known for playing Mini-Me in the "Austin Powers" films, has died. He was 49. News of Troyer's death was posted Saturday (April 21) on his professional Facebook page. "It is with great sadness and incredibly heavy hearts to write that Verne passed away today," the post said. "Verne was an extremely caring individual. He wanted to make everyone smile, be happy, and laugh," the post continued   Read More ...
Bay Diner: Northeast Ohio's best weekend brunches, breakfasts
2018-04-22 15:05:01 BAY VILLAGE, Ohio - Our brunch and breakfast series continues as we check out Bay Diner. Here's a look at what to expect: Location + hours: 660 Dover Center Road, Bay Village, 440-835-9011. Hours: 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. It's less than a mile north of I-90 and is in a corner strip mall with dedicated parking lot   Read More ...
League of Women Voters hold gubernatorial forum
2018-04-22 13:09:53 CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - The League of Women Voters of Iowa invited all candidates running for Iowa governor to meet with the community during a forum. Saturday, they gathered at Kirkwood Community College and took on their questions. Democratic candidates, Ross Wilburn, John Norris, Andy McGuire, Fred Hubbell, Cathy Glasson, and Nate Boulton attended. As well as the two libertarian candidates, Marco Battaglia and Jake Porter   Read More ...
Iowa residents seek to start municipal utility
2018-04-22 13:09:50 DECORAH, Iowa (AP) - Residents in northeast Iowa are facing strong opposition from utility giant Alliant Energy as the community considers establishing a municipal utility in hopes of investing more in renewable energy. The Des Moines Register reports that Decorah residents hope to take millions of dollars built into the utility's rates and use the money for community projects and initiatives instead   Read More ...
Verne Troyer dead at 49
2018-04-22 13:09:47 Verne Troyer, likely best known for his role as Mini-Me in the "Austin Powers" films, has died at 49. Troyer's Instagram account announced the death in a statement, Saturday afternoon. His cause of death wasn't mentioned. "Verne was an extremely caring individual," read the post. "He wanted to make everyone smile, be happy, and laugh. Anybody in need, he would help to any extent possible   Read More ...
Sigma Chi speaks out about fallen fraternity brother, organize benefit honoring Kamil Jackowski
2018-04-22 13:09:44 The Sigma Chi University of Iowa Chapter is trying to keep their heads up. A member of their group, Kamil Jackowski, died last April at a fraternity formal at Lake of the Ozarks. He was 19. The accident almost split up the group and left them all heartbroken. But this weekend his fraternity brothers are honoring his memory. "Never did I ever imagine somebody having to wake me up saying, 'your best friend, Kamil, died," said Blake Wilshire   Read More ...
Laughter, tears as former first lady Barbara Bush remembered
2018-04-22 13:09:40 HOUSTON (AP) — Barbara Bush was remembered as the “first lady of the Greatest Generation” during a funeral Saturday attended by four former U.S. presidents and hundreds of other people who filled a Houston church with laughter as much as tears, with many recalling her quick wit and devotion to family. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush joked that his mother called her style of raising him and his siblings “‘a benevolent dictatorship’ — but honestly, it wasn’t always benevolent   Read More ...
Woman rides beloved horse for first time after receiving prosthetic leg attachment
2018-04-22 13:09:37 ZWINGLE, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - A Zwingle woman who lost her leg got to ride her beloved horse for the first time in a year. A group of senior's from the University of Iowa's College of Engineering created a prosthetic leg attachment for Monna Metcalf. Monna lost the lower half of her left leg in a farming accident back in 1994. It's been painful for her to ride ever since, getting to the point where she had to have surgery last year   Read More ...
Shoppers told to toss romaine lettuce over E. coli fears
2018-04-22 13:09:34 PHOENIX, Arizona (Associated Press) -- U.S. health officials on Friday told consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and warned restaurants not to serve it amid an E. coli outbreak that has sickened more than 50 people in several states. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expanded its warning about tainted romaine from Arizona, saying information from new illnesses led it to caution against eating any forms of the lettuce that may have come from the city of Yuma   Read More ...
White House to host state dinner for French president
2018-04-22 13:09:30 WASHINGTON, D.C. (Associated Press) -- President Donald Trump plans to celebrate nearly 250 years of U.S.-French relations by hosting President Emmanuel Macron at a glitzy White House state dinner Tuesday. Trump's the first president in nearly 100 years to end his first year in office without receiving a foreign leader on a state visit. The festivities begin Monday, when the president and first lady Melania Trump and Macron and his wife, Brigitte, dine at Mount Vernon, George Washington's home along the Potomac River in Virginia   Read More ...
Indiana man accused of seriously injuring twin infant sons
2018-04-22 13:03:06 SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Northern Indiana authorities say a man seriously injured his twin infant sons by violently shaking them because they were crying. Twenty-one-year-old Matthew William Willett of Osceola (o-see-O'-la) faces two counts of domestic battery resulting in serious bodily injury. He's jailed in St. Joseph County and it's unclear if he has an attorney. The South Bend Tribune reports doctors alerted South Bend police April 13 after one of the infants was hospitalized when he stopped breathing   Read More ...
Indiana man dies after repeatedly ramming van into building
2018-04-22 13:03:03 FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - Police say a northeastern Indiana man died inside a van that caught fire after he repeatedly rammed it into an apartment building during an apparent domestic dispute. Fort Wayne police spokesman Mike Joyner says the man briefly exited the van Wednesday after an officer ordered him to leave the vehicle. But the man re-entered the van and it burst into flames as he continued ramming it into an apartment building's brick wall   Read More ...
State says 3 have died in Kentucky hepatitis A outbreak
2018-04-22 13:03:00 FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky officials say three deaths have now been reported in a hepatitis A outbreak in six counties. The number was released Friday, along with a total number of cases of 352, through last Saturday. The state Department of Public Health recommends hepatitis A vaccinations for children older than 1 year and adults living in Jefferson, Bullitt, Hardin, Greenup, Carter and Boyd counties   Read More ...
Man sentenced in beating death of ex-Indiana councilman
2018-04-22 13:02:57 GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) - A man convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the beating death of a former northern Indiana city councilman has been sentenced to six years in prison. WSBT-TV reports Cody Garman of Elkhart learned his punishment Thursday. Garman testified on his own behalf at trial, saying he abandoned Swartley after the beating and lied to police because he was afraid of being charged   Read More ...
Indiana collecting more DNA samples after new law
2018-04-22 13:02:54 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A new Indiana law about DNA profiling is adding thousands of new samples to the state's DNA database. Numbers indicate the Indiana State Police lab has had an average of 4,200 DNA samples tested each month from January to March this year, up from 1,100 a month last year. A state law that went into effect Jan. 1 requires police to collect a DNA cheek swab from those arrested on felony charges   Read More ...
The Latest: Indiana special session to begin May 14
2018-04-22 13:02:51 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Latest on the announcement of a May 14 special session (all times local): Republican Statehouse leaders and Gov. Eric Holcomb have announced their agenda for what they hope will be a one-day special session on May 14. House Speaker Brian Bosma and Senate leader David Long said the focus will be a few tax related bills and a measure to boost school safety funding   Read More ...
Top Lake County Sheriff's official indicted for lying to FBI
2018-04-22 13:02:47 CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) - A former top Lake County Sheriff's Department official has been indicted for lying to the FBI during a public corruption investigation that led to the conviction of former Sheriff John Buncich. Former Deputy Chief Dan Murchek appeared Friday in U.S. District Court. His attorney Caitlin Padula says he signed a plea agreement and is expected to plead guilty   Read More ...
Indiana's March jobless rate is unchanged at 3.2 percent
2018-04-22 13:02:44 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana's unemployment rate was unchanged in March from February following a decline in the state that was seen starting in November. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development said Friday that the state's unemployment rate remained at 3.2 percent. The state's unemployment rate remained below the national rate of 4.1 percent. With the exception of October 2014, when it was equal to the national rate, the state's unemployment rate has been below the U   Read More ...
Indiana prison guard helps save infant choking on food
2018-04-22 13:02:41 CARLISLE, Ind. (AP) - A guard at a southwestern Indiana prison is being credited with helping save an infant who was choking on food in the prison's visiting area. Prison officials say Officer Regina Ward was working in a Wabash Valley Correctional Facility visiting room April 1 when she noticed the 1-year-old choking on a potato chip. Ward offered to help the stricken baby and the infant's grandmother handed her the child   Read More ...
Fort Wayne pastors condemn Rokita ad as racially charged
2018-04-22 13:02:38 FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - Two Fort Wayne church leaders are condemning a campaign ad by Republican Indiana Senate candidate Todd Rokita for using what they say is racially charged imagery. The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports Rev. Bill McGill, of Imani Baptist Temple, and Rev. John Gardner, of Plymouth Congregational Church of Fort Wayne, made the remarks at a news conference Friday   Read More ...
Former administrator gets 2 years in school kickback scheme
2018-04-22 13:02:34 TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) - A former western Indiana school administrator has been sentenced to two years in prison for his role in a kickback scheme. U.S District Chief Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson on Thursday also ordered 49-year-old Franklin Fennell of Terre Haute to pay $110,600 in restitution to the Vigo County School Corp. Hel was the district's director of transportation and facilities support at the time of the crimes   Read More ...
Electric power research center set for Purdue Discovery Park
2018-04-22 13:02:31 WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - A company that makes equipment for the electric power industry plans to build a research center at Purdue University's Discovery Park. Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories announced Thursday that it will build a 100,000-square-foot research center at the 40-acre technical park in West Lafayette that serves as Purdue's hub for interdisciplinary research. Company founder and Purdue alumnus Edmund O   Read More ...
Democrats target 2 Indiana US House seats in election
2018-04-22 13:02:28 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Democrats running for two congressional districts in Indiana are raising liberal hopes that a "blue wave" could reach the state after years of brutal defeats. Indiana's 2nd District and the 9th District used to elect conservative Democrats before they were gerrymandered to favor the GOP. This year, Democratic candidates in the districts are determined to take down the GOP incumbents Jackie Walorski in the 2nd District and Trey Hollingsworth in the 9th District   Read More ...