Pet of the Week: 9/5/17

Joe is a 12 week old neutered male, brown and gray Shorthair rabbit. This pet has been at the shelter since July 27, 2017.More »

Man in coma after beating at Garrett bar

At some point Friday night, a fight broke out at Martin’s Tavern at 115 N. Randolph St. and a man was found badly beaten in an alley behind the bar.

NFL seeks dismissal of Elliott’s challenge to 6-game ban

The NFL is asking a federal court to toss a request from Ezekiel Elliott’s legal team for a temporary restraining order that would prevent the league from enforcing a suspension of the Dallas running back over a domestic violence case.

Irma strengthens to a Cat 5 storm as it nears Caribbean

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said there was a growing possibility that the storm’s effects could be felt in Florida later this week and over the weekend, though it was still too early to be sure of its future track.

4-hour standoff ends peacefully

Police initially responded to a home in the 3000 block of Tonawanda Dr. at 11:09 p.m. Monday in response to a fight between a man and woman. 

After Harvey, insurance drones take to the Texas skies

Companies are using the drones on a much larger scale to record images, save time and spare human adjusters from venturing into potentially unsafe areas. Insurers have increased their fleets since the Federal Aviation Administration eased some restrictions a year ago, and tried them out in areas of the southeastern U.S. hit by Hurricane Matthew last October.

Amazon project receives $7.8 million job creation tax credit

The Plain Dealer reports the Ohio Tax Credit Authority signed off on a 1.35 percent, 10-year tax credit last week in Columbus. The credit would go toward an 855,000-square-foot building in North Randall, where workers will pack and ship Amazon products.

The building is set to open in 2018.

New York Times rejects claim its list favors liberal books

Regnery Publishing said Monday it will no longer recognize the Times’ accounting of book sales, meaning its writers can no longer claim to be “New York Times best-selling authors.” That’s a big deal in the book business.

But the Times notes conservative authors have routinely ranked high and in great numbers on its best-sellers list.

Cuba begins 5-month political transition

Over the rest of this month, Cubans will meet in small groups to nominate municipal representatives. Cuban officials say 12,515 block-level districts will nominate candidates for city council elections Oct. 22.

2 Russian troops killed in shelling in Syria

Russia has been providing air cover for Syrian President Bashar Assad’s offensive against Islamic State group militants since 2015. The Russian defense ministry said Monday that Russian jets had made 80 flights to back Assad’s offensive on Deir el-Zour, a key city that has been under IS siege for three years.