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She torched wrong car: Craziest crimes of the week
Some parents a little too enthusiastic about the first day of school and a bank robbery with an odd motive also among the strangest crimes stories of the week.         
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Detroit wins national $4M grant for Fitzgerald project
Grant to bolster northwest Detroit project to reoccupy 100 homes, build walkable neighborhood        
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Efforts to revitalize Detroit neighborhood get $4M boost
DETROIT (AP) - Detroit's efforts to revitalize the Fitzgerald neighborhood in northwest Detroit are getting a multi-million dollar boost. The city says it's getting at least $4 million in "Reimagining the Civic Commons" funding that's being announced Thursday. Detroit says it's raised an equal amount in local matching funds, meaning ...
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Akron awarded $4 million to reimagine civic spaces, bring diverse communites together
The Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition was awarded $4 million to revitalize and connect public spaces, and work to counter the negative impact of economic and social fragmentation along a three-mile stretch in downtown Akron of the Towpath Trail. AKRON, Ohio - Akron has won $4 million to revitalize and connect public spaces along three miles of the Ohio & Erie Towpath Trail. The Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition received the grant through national initiative Reimagine the Civic Commons, a partnership between the JPB Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Kresge Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation. Chicago, Detroit and Memphis also won a grant. So did Philadelphia, where the pilot for the initiative took place. Here's where the money will go: The Civic Gateway - Between Cascade Plaza and Lock 3, the gateway is home to the highest paid employees and some of the largest businesses in the city. Park East - Between Bartges and Thornton streets, the area has mixed housing and an underused park setting. Summit Lake - At the southern end of Akron, the area has the most impoverished neighborhoods and is the hardest-hit census track areas in the county. Applying cities were challenged to find ways to bring people of all walks of life together to experience spaces in the same way. "This is to lift them up together as places where the billionaire and the person making minimum wage can access the place in the exact same way and causes that civic mixing that makes city life different from everything else," said Kyle Kutuchief, Akron program director for the Knight Foundation. To win the award, the Canalway Coalition put together a team that went into the neighborhoods and interviewed residents before planning events. "As much as trying to change the physical landscape, it addresses programming and our approach to doing it," said Dan Rice, president and CEO of the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition. "It's actually changing the way we do business. When people ask, what have you got planned, we want to ask the community what their needs and priorities are." A few past programs: Summit Lake: Residents said they were afraid of the water because of the lake's ill-defined edges, so the Canalway planned a community day in April with pontoon boats rides and a fishing derby. Many of the 300 residents who came earned water safety certificates issued by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Downtown Akron: A cabin was placed in Cascade Plaza for two weeks, with a campfire, to bring people out of office buildings. Some came to make s'mores. "The concept there was, if people think of it as the gateway to the national park, why not bring a little bit the national park into downtown Akron and give people a reason to come out of those buildings," Rice said. The Civic Commons money will dovetail with the $5 million TIGER grant the city was awarded in July to complete the downtown promenade. The city will work on the Main Street side, the Canalway Coalition will focus on the trail. One project that's already under way is to improve Route 59 pedestrian bridge connecting to Lock 4. Groundswell Design Group is working on a design that will use landscaping, lighting and music to draw people across the bridge and into the city. Locally, the Canalway Coalition will work with the city of Akron, Akron Civic Theatre, Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority, Downtown Akron Partnership, Summit County Government and Summit Metro Parks to reimagine the chosen sites. To gather information from residents, initial community engagement meetings will take place. 6-8 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Akron Civic Theater 6-8 p.m. Sept. 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Reach Opportunity Center "The main part of design thinking is prototyping and continuing the feedback process from community," said Katelyn Freil, communications coordinator for the Canalway Coalition. "We'll be taking the feedback, evaluating it and seeing how it can be applied to the community. We don't know exactly what's coming next."
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Suspect arrested in January stabbing in east Las Vegas
A 20-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a January stabbing that critically injured a man in the east Las Vegas Valley.
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Police locate stolen car with 2 toddlers safe inside
CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. (AP) — Two Southern California toddlers have been found safe after authorities located the car they'd been in when it was stolen.
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BB gun used to break windows in four houses; squatter claims apartment guest suite: Berea police blotter
Windows in four houses were broken or cracked between March 17 and early March 19. A BB gun was used to break at least three of the windows. Also, an unwanted lodger occupied a guest suite earlier this month in Talibrook Apartments on Front Street. Carol Kovach, special to Sun News  Criminal damaging, West Street-Race Street-Crossbrook Drive: Windows in four houses - two on West and one on both Race and Crossbrook - were broken or cracked between March 17 and early March 19. A BB gun was used to break at least three of the windows. In one of the homes on West, the victim was watching television at about 8:30 p.m. March 17 when she heard two objects hit her living-room window. She found two BB's on the windowsill. The second victim on West called police March 19 about a broken window in her house. She wasn't sure when the window was broken.  On Race, the victim heard noises in front of his home at about 8:45 p.m. March 18, then noticed three holes in his front window. Police found BB's in the windowsill. The victim on Crossbrook called police at about 9 p.m. March 18 after hearing objects hit his front window. He believed a BB gun was used but police didn't find the BB's. Breaking & entering, Front Street: An unwanted lodger occupied a guest suite earlier this month in Talibrook Apartments, 478 Front. On March 13, apartment staff found that someone had showered and used all the toiletries in the suite. Also, packets of ramen noodles and a burnt candle had been left on the floor. The apartment manager investigated and learned that the suite "had not been properly secured" prior to March 13, so staff made sure the suite was completely locked. Then, on March 20, staff noticed that a screen in the guest apartment had been broken and the door pried open. More ramen noodle packets were on the floor, and someone had used apartment towels in lieu of toilet paper. Police said they would patrol the area. Burglary, Crescent Drive: More than $1,000 in paper money and rolled coins and nickels were stolen late March 19 or early March 20 from a house. The victim woke up the morning of March 20 and felt a draft in the house. He noticed that cupboards - where he had stored money related to his vending machine business - were open, and the money was gone.  The victim told police he had locked his front door before going to bed March 19. Police found a crank window open in the rear of the house. Muddy footprints had been left near the cupboards.  Failure to stop after accident-operating a vehicle under the influence, Pulaski Street: A Berea man, 31, was arrested March 17 after the Honda Civic he was driving rear-ended a Ford on Pulaski at High Street. The victim said he was driving on eastbound Pulaski at about 10:30 p.m. He pulled over to park on the right side of the road, just short of High Street. The victim checked his rear-view mirror and saw the Civic coast into the rear end of his car. The Civic's driver had his head down, as if he were asleep, before the collision. The victim and his girlfriend, who was in the passenger seat, stepped out of their car and told the man he should not be driving. The man became angry and backed up his car, nearly hitting the victim's girlfriend. Then the man drove forward, almost hitting the victim, and sped away. The victim recognized the man and told police he lived on Sprague Road. Police went to the man's apartment building and saw the Honda Civic, which had a damaged front bumper and bent license-plate bracket. The man walked out of the building and said to police, "I assume you guys are here for me." He tossed a BB handgun into the snow, saying he carried the weapon because someone was following him. Criminal damaging, Front Street: Someone smashed the side mirror and dented the roof of an Acura TL parked outside Hamilton House apartments, 375 Front Street. The damage was reported at about 4 p.m. March 17. Police found dirt and debris on the car's trunk and roof, indicating that someone had climbed on top of the car. Operating a vehicle under the influence, Prospect Street: A Berea woman, 46, was arrested at about 3 a.m. March 18 after police saw her Ford Focus almost hit a curb and travel left of center on Prospect near Crosby Street. The woman told police she was trying to turn on her fog lights and access her Bluetooth, which caused her to drive erratically. She said was looking for a place to eat because she had "the munchies." Police smelled marijuana in her car. She tried to hide hypodermic needles with heroin residue in her hand. Officers found a bottle of wine in her trunk. The woman later admitted using heroin and swallowing sleeping pills. Theft, East Grand Street: A TV and Epson projector were stolen between March 13-18 from a vehicle parked in a lot outside Baldwin Wallace University's Carmel Hall. The victim believed he had locked the vehicle but there were no signs of a break-in. Operating a vehicle under the influence, West Bagley Road: A Columbia Station man, 48, was arrested at about 2:30 a.m. March 11 after police saw his Jeep Grand Cherokee drift out if its lane and travel straight through a left-turn lane on West Bagley. At first the man told police he had not consumed any alcoholic beverages. Then he admitted drinking one beer and a glass of wine with dinner the previous evening. Operating a vehicle under the influence, North Rocky River Drive: A Lorain man, 37, was arrested at about 11:55 p.m. March 10 after police saw his Chrysler Pacifica weaving on North Rocky River near Emerson Drive. The man also nearly stopped at a green light. The man told police he had consumed two beers. Operating a vehicle under the influence, Front Street: A Brunswick man, 32, was arrested at about 1 a.m. March 17 after police saw his Jeep Wrangler weave, jerk and drift left of center on Front near Fifth Avenue. The man smelled of alcohol but when asked if he had been drinking, he said, "No, not at all." Police later found beer in the Jeep. To comment on this story, please visit Thursday's crime and courts comments page.
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Family of Dearborn woman blames Takata air bag for her death
As company at center of global auto defect prepares for court date, woman's death years after crash raises questions.        
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Honda starts making SUVs at Indiana plant after $52M project
GREENSBURG, Ind. (AP) - Honda has started building the CR-V sport utility vehicle at its southeastern Indiana assembly plant. The company says the Greensburg factory marked the production start Wednesday. Officials announced plans last year to spend $52 million on preparing the factory for the SUV production. The factory also ...
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Montco man arrested in fatal Christmas Eve ATV crash

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Man arrested hours after fatal shooting in SW Houston, police say
A 26-year-old Houston man was arrested and charged with murder Wednesday, the same day that police say he fatally shot another man in the city's southwest. When police responded to a shooting call about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 3400 block of Wuthering Heights, Houston paramedics were already treating 27-year-old Dimarcues K. Ballard, of Houston. The shooting victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Woman seeking revenge on ex sets wrong car on fire
CLEARWATER, Fla. — A woman meaning to get back at her ex-boyfriend, thought she set his car on fire Aug. 27.       
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1 dead after car hits pedestrian in front of middle school
One person is dead after a Saturday evening crash in front of Deady Middle School in southeast Houston, according to authorities.
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Seven must-see cars, SUVs at the L.A. Auto Show
SUVs, concept cars and a sprinkling of everything else         
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7 must-see cars, SUVs at the L.A. Auto Show
SUVs, concept cars and a sprinkling of everything else        
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Police: Officer fired 10 shots after car sped toward him
Investigators have yet to determine why a speeding driver who tried to run down a Metro Police officer Monday night was fleeing, Clark County Undersheriff Kevin McMahill said. The east valley incident was caught on ...
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Metro Police ID officer involved in shooting
An officer Metro Police said shot at a teen who tried to run over officers with a car Monday has been identified as Scott Hinckley, 33, who has been with the department since February 2014. Hinckley is on routine paid administrative leave pending the ...
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Donations pour in for Howell dad who lost legs
Christopher Alvarado, 36, of Howell, was pushing a disabled car off the road when another vehicle hit him        
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Donations pour in for Howell dad of 5 who lost legs helping stranger
Christopher Alvarado, 36, of Howell, was pushing a disabled car off the road when another vehicle hit him        
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Six injured in five-vehicle crash in North Las Vegas
Police say speed may have been a factor in a five-vehicle crash that injured six people at a busy crossroads in North Las Vegas. Officer Aaron Patty says two people taken to the hospital appeared to have ...
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Ahmad Rahami: Fixture in Family’s Business and, Lately, a ‘Completely Different Person’
In recent years, some friends of Mr. Rahami, the suspect in the Manhattan and New Jersey bombings, noticed a marked change in his personality and religious devotion.
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These are the new car models that will be huge in 2017
If the fashion world dominates newsstands in September, car enthusiasts get to spend the month of October curling up in their garage with their favorite glossies. With the 2017 models of most sedans just now starting to roll out of the factories, there is a lot to gawk at in next month’s pages for consumers...
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Motorcyclist injured in Portage Park crash
A motorcyclist was injured in a crash in the North Side Portage Park neighborhood Friday night.
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Police shoot person after witnessing homicide in Humboldt Park
Chicago Police shot a male late Friday after witnessing a homicide in the West Side Humboldt Park neighborhood.
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