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Heat humidity and pop up showers could return today. With moisture in place, we could see a repeat of the isolated showers and t-storms as we saw yesterday. Highs today will again reach the lower 90's. By Saturday and through the start of next week, we will see the moisture out and hot temps on the rise. Look for mid and upper 90's by Sunday and Monday.
Ohio kidnapping, rape suspect pleads not guilty
By THOMAS J. SHEERAN
CLEVELAND (AP) -- A Cleveland man accused of holding three women captive in his home for more than a decade has pleaded not guilty to 512 counts of kidnapping and 446 counts of rape.
Ariel Castro previously pleaded not guilty to charges contained in a 329-count indictment.
The 53-year-old Castro entered a plea Wednesday on an expanded, 977-count indictment. The judge continued his bond at $8 million.
She repeatedly told Castro to raise his head and keep his eyes open during the brief court appearance.
The earlier indictment reflected only part of the alleged crimes' time frame. It contains aggravated murder charges alleging that Castro purposely caused the unlawful termination of the pregnancy of one of the women.
The women disappeared separately between 2002 and 2004, when they were 14, 16 and 20 years old. Each said they had accepted a ride from Castro.
He has been jailed since his May 6 arrest.