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Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty listens to court proceedings in the plea agreement of Ariel Castro, Friday, July 26, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Prosecutor: Sentencing to prove Castro is monster

CLEVELAND (AP) — When Ariel Castro was first arrested and charged with imprisoning and raping three women in his house on a tough Cleveland street over a decade, his attorneys said evidence would show that […]

07/31/2013

In this Saturday, July 27, 2013, photo provided by Brian Harrell, Amanda Berry, one of three women held captive in a Cleveland home for a decade, makes a surprise appearance at the RoverFest concert in Cleveland. Berry appeared at a public event for the first time since her rescue, a day after her abductor pleaded guilty in the case. The rapper Nelly called Berry back to the stage after his music set. (AP Photo/Courtesy Brian Harrell)

Ariel Castro’s son say life sentence ‘appropriate’

CLEVELAND (AP) — The son of the Cleveland man who admitted kidnapping, raping and enslaving three women for about a decade said Monday his father belongs in prison for the rest of his life. In […]

07/29/2013

Ariel Castro looks over at the prosecutors table during court proceedings Friday, July 26, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Ohio prosecutor: Castro will never see daughter

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio prosecutor says he’s making sure convicted rapist and kidnapper Ariel Castro will never see the girl he fathered with one of his victims. Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Blaise Thomas says […]

07/26/2013

Ariel Castro stands before a judge during his arraignment on an expanded 977-count indictment Wednesday, July 17, 2013, in Cleveland.  (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Ariel Castro agrees to plea in Ohio kidnap case

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland man accused of holding three women captive in his home for about a decade agreed to plead guilty Friday in a deal to avoid the death penalty. In exchange, Ariel […]

07/26/2013

East Cleveland police officers search a neighborhood Sunday, July 21, 2013, near where three bodies were recently found, in East Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Ohio chief says 1 or 2 more bodies could be found

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — Searchers rummaging through vacant houses in a neighborhood where three female bodies were found wrapped in plastic bags should be prepared to find one or two more victims, a police […]

07/21/2013

Ariel Castro stands before a judge during his arraignment on an expanded 977-count indictment Wednesday, July 17, 2013, in Cleveland.  (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Ohio suspect: 512 counts kidnapping; 446 counts rape

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland man accused of holding three women captive in his home for more than a decade pleaded not guilty Wednesday on an expanded indictment charging him with 512 counts of kidnapping […]

07/17/2013

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In ruins of deadly Arizona fire, a wedding ring

Amid the devastation of one of the worst wildfires in U.S. history that took the lives of 19 firefighters and destroyed dozens of homes, Larry and Patti McCracken experienced a tiny miracle. The married couple […]

07/12/2013

Ariel Castro appears court for arraignment, charged with kidnapping and rape in connection with his allegedly holding 3 women captive for 10 years, Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo)

Hundreds of new charges filed in Ohio kidnap case

  COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Cleveland man has been indicted on hundreds of additional charges related to accusations that he held three women captive in his home for a decade and raped them. A […]

07/12/2013

Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight (l-r) in their YouTube video thanking the public for their support.

Cleveland kidnap survivors say thanks

Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight would like to say thank you to people from Cleveland and across the world who have offered support to them. They are extremely grateful for the tremendous outpouring […]

07/09/2013

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Some buyers motivated to act now as rates rise

  WASHINGTON (AP) — With mortgage rates posting a big increase this week, more home buyers may decide to make the move sooner rather than later. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said today that the average […]

06/27/2013

Ariel Castro appears court for arraignment, charged with kidnapping and rape in connection with his allegedly holding 3 women captive for 10 years, Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo)

Competency eval ordered in Ohio captive women case

CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge on Wednesday ordered a competency evaluation for a man charged with holding three women captive in his Cleveland home for over a decade. Cuyahoga County Common Plea Judge Michael Russo […]

06/26/2013

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Midwest could see strong windstorms from derecho

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Meteorologists are tracking a so-called derecho weather pattern in the Midwest that could spawn severe windstorms in major metropolitan areas with gusts as strong as 100 mph. The National Weather Service says […]

06/11/2013

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