COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio prison officials have placed two guards on leave during investigations into the suicide of Cleveland kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro.
Prisons spokeswoman JoEllen Smith says the two guards were on duty in the prison unit where Castro hanged himself.
Smith said Tuesday the two are on paid administrative leave until internal investigations by the department and a criminal investigation by the state highway patrol are completed.
Smith says guards Caleb Ackley and Ryan Murphy both joined the agency in 2007 and neither has ever been disciplined.
Tim Shafer, a union official, says the two are being made scapegoats for Castro's suicide.
The 53-year-old Castro hanged himself with a bedsheet earlier this month, a few weeks into a life sentence for imprisoning three women in his home for a decade.
DENVER (AP) - Campaigns are working to get as many voters as possible to the polls in Colorado's first legislative recall elections.
Two Democratic lawmakers who voted for new firearm restrictions are being challenged Tuesday.
Unlike most recent elections, there are no automatic mail ballots, so voters need to cast their ballots in person.
The gap between Republican and Democratic turnout in Sen. John Morse's district in El Paso County narrowed after a GOP advantage in early voting. In Sen. Angela Giron's Pueblo County district, Democrats have outpaced Republicans. Both districts also have a significant number of unaffiliated voters.
LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) - Police have released a dash cam video of George Zimmerman being handcuffed after his estranged wife called 911 and said he was threatening her with a gun.
The video released Tuesday shows officers ordering Zimmerman out of his truck. They tell him to put his hands up and drop to his knees. Two officers approach him. One of them has a gun drawn while the other handcuffs Zimmerman.
Police are investigating whether George Zimmerman or Shellie Zimmerman should be charged after the dispute Monday. Shellie Zimmerman told a 911 dispatcher George Zimmerman threatened her with a gun, but later told police she didn't see a gun.
Authorities in Lake Mary say video from her broken iPad may be crucial evidence in determining whether any charges are filed.