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Saturday, November 24, 2018 1:00 am


Interstate shooting in Toledo kills boy, 3

Associated Press

TOLEDO – Police say a 3-year-old boy riding in a car was fatally shot on an Ohio highway when someone in another vehicle pulled up and opened fire Thursday night.

Toledo police Lt. Kevan Toney says it's clear the gunfire wasn't random, but investigators couldn't immediately say why the vehicle driven by the boy's father was targeted or whether it might be a case of mistaken identity.

They say the gunfire occurred on northbound Interstate 75 in Toledo around 9 p.m. Thursday. The boy, Malachi Barnes, was driven to a hospital, where he died.

Police say a 10-year-old child riding in the vehicle was hurt by broken glass. The boy's father and a 2-year-old passenger weren't hurt.

Immigrant living in NC church detained

An immigrant who sought refuge from deportation in a North Carolina church for 11 months was detained Friday at a scheduled appointment with immigration officials, prompting more than a dozen supporters to block a law enforcement van and wind up under arrest themselves.

Mexican national Samuel Oliver-Bruno, 47, was detained at a Raleigh area immigration office, according to a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement news release.

Duck boat owner, victims' family settle

The company that owns a duck boat that sank on a Missouri lake in the summer, killing 17 people, has settled the first of several lawsuits filed in the accident.

William Bright, 65, and his 63-year-old wife, Janice, of Higginsville, Missouri, were among those killed in the July 19 accident on Table Rock Lake. Their three adult daughters filed suit soon after. Terms were not disclosed.

Home owned by Aretha Franklin sold

A historic Detroit mansion owned by late singing legend Aretha Franklin has been sold. The Detroit News reports that according to public records, the 5,600-square-foot brick home adjacent to the Detroit Golf Club fetched $300,000 in a sale last month. It was built in 1927.

Couple finds lottery winner just in time

A New Orleans couple who wanted their home to be tidy for Thanksgiving guests really cleaned up: They found a $1.8 million Lotto ticket on a nightstand.

The Louisiana Lottery Commission said in a news release that if Harold and Tina Ehrenberg of Mandeville had found the ticket two weeks later, it would have been too late. Their winning number was drawn June 6, and prizes must be claimed within 180 days.