Thursday, November 5
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A police officer said today that an Alabama woman who reported her 5-year-old son missing 13 years ago has been in touch with the young man since he was located in Ohio. Lieutenant Johnny Evans of the Vestavia Hills Police Department, near Birmingham, says he informed the mother Monday that 18-year-old Julian Hernandez had been found, and she was thrilled but apprehensive because she's dealt with many false alarms.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities suspect arson in a Cleveland house fire this morning that left 75-year-old Roma Sparks dead. Authorities say one person is being questioned after telling neighbors and firefighters he set the blaze on the city's west side.
HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A Kentucky man convicted of killing an 87-year-old southwest Ohio woman told a Butler County courtroom today he had "destroyed a life" and is filled with remorse and sorrow. Jurors must decide whether to recommend the death penalty for fifty-seven-year-old Daniel French, who says he became "a monster."
CINCINNATI (AP) — Two men from the New York City area who were stopped yesterday for an alleged traffic violation on Interstate 74 in southwest Ohio will face more serious charges, after police arrested them for carrying counterfeit tickets for two pro football games. The Hamilton County sheriff's office says the 60 knockoff tickets for key games tonight in Cincinnati and Sunday in Indianapolis might have sold for even more than their bogus $8,000 face value.