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CINCINNATI (AP) - A man accused of shooting and injuring two co-workers at a McDonald's restaurant in suburban Cincinnati has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder charges. Twenty-year-old Zachary Allart pleaded not guilty Friday. The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office says Allart shot Denise Higgins and Jayla Frost late Wednesday at a McDonald's in Anderson Township. Higgins is the restaurant's manager. The sheriff's office says Frost is Allart's ex-girlfriend. Both were hospitalized in critical condition.

CLEVELAND (AP) - Cleveland police say they are looking for a convicted sex offender accused of breaking into a home and using a child as a lookout while he raped a woman. Court records show a warrant was issued Wednesday for 43-year-old Alexander Sanchez on charges including rape and kidnapping. reports court documents say Sanchez broke into a woman's home Oct. 7 and had the child stand at the door while he sexually assaulted the victim. Court records don't list an attorney for the Cleveland man.

NEW CARLISLE, Ohio (AP) - A federal lawsuit says an Ohio county sheriff's office has withheld information and retaliated against a weekly newspaper after a deputy shot a news photographer setting up to take a photo of a traffic stop. The lawsuit filed Thursday by Andrew Grimm and KBA News LLC against deputy Jacob Shaw, Clark County and New Carlisle claims Shaw used excessive force and violated Grimm's civil rights.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A defamation lawsuit filed by Pete Rose last year against the lawyer who got him kicked out of baseball has been dismissed. Federal court documents show Rose's suit against John Dowd was dismissed Friday. Lawyers on both sides say they reached an agreement prior to Rose being deposed. They say they can't comment further. Rose contended in the suit that Dowd defamed him in 2015 by saying on the radio that the former baseball great had raped young teen girls during spring training.

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