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CINCINNATI — The county coroner plans to discuss her findings from the fatal shootings at a downtown Cincinnati bank building. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: 130-word update from news conference scheduled for 1 p.m. EDT, and then 500 words by 3 p.m. With AP Photos.


— TREE FALLS ON CAR: Authorities say an 18-year-old woman has been killed and her father injured when a large tree fell on their car during an Ohio rainstorm.

— BURIED NEWBORN: Ohio appeals court judges will rule later on whether medical staffers should be allowed to testify in the trial of a teen mother accused of killing and burying her newborn baby near her family's house.

— FATHER KILLED-AMBER ALERT: An Amber Alert has been issued for two Cleveland children who authorities say were taken by their mother after a shooting in which their father was killed.

— FLARE GUN SHOOTING: Authorities in Toledo are searching for six men who they say got into a woman's car, directed her to drive and then shot her in the face with a flare gun.

— DRUG OFFENSES-OHIO: The Republican candidate for Ohio governor says a November ballot issue aimed at reducing sentences for many drug crimes would make the state's drug epidemic much worse.

— RESTAURANT-SORORITY LAWSUIT: Members of a black sorority who say a restaurant in the Cleveland area discriminated against them by calling police have sued the business.




NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The man nicknamed the Goldfather for his work guiding Vanderbilt athletics to success not considered possible at the Southeastern Conference's only private university is stepping down. By Teresa M. Walker. SENT: 770 words, photos.


CINCINNATI — The Bengals won their opener at Indianapolis despite three glaring penalties on defense, including safety Shawn Williams' helmet-to-helmet hit that brought an ejection. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m.


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