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Preschool Teacher Sentenced Over Playground Fighting Video

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Authorities say a former teacher at an Ohio preschool accused of recording and posting a video online of children fighting at the school playground has been sentenced to three weekends in jail on 14 endangering children counts. The Columbus Dispatch reports 31-year-old Chavay Jessie, also known as Chavay Williams, was sentenced… Read More

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GOP Governor Urges Gun Sale Background Checks

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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) – Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is responding to the mass shooting in Dayton by urging the GOP-led state Legislature to pass laws requiring background checks for nearly all gun sales and allowing courts to restrict firearms access for people perceived as threats. Persuading the Legislature to pass such proposals could be… Read More

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Kentucky AG Rules Education Department Violated Records Act

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s Attorney General’s Office has ruled the state’s Education Department violated the Open Records Act by not properly fulfilling a request for staff sick leave records. The Monday opinion stated the Education Department gave an untimely response to a man named Tyler Fryman, who asked for copies of timesheets and emails…. Read More

Kentucky Pension Law Seen as ‘Negative’ for Credit Rating

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s new pension law looms as a “negative” for the state’s credit rating, according to a credit rating agency’s report. Gov. Matt Bevin, who urged lawmakers to enact the law, said Monday he wasn’t surprised by the Moody’s report, saying it backs up his claims that considerably more work is needed… Read More

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California Man With Marijuana in Suitcase Sentenced in W.Va.

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A California man who admitted having about 30 pounds (13.6 kilograms) of marijuana in his suitcase when he flew to West Virginia has been sentenced to 10 months. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart’s office said in a news release that U.S. District Judge Robert C. Chambers sentenced 22-year-old Gerardo Delgadillo Jr. on… Read More