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More LeBron Tickets, Party Cloudy and Rainy, Ohio Sheriff Wants Mexico to Pay for Illegals

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The City of Akron is releasing a second round of free tickets for the LeBron Homecoming Party. The additional tickets will be available online only through Ticketmaster starting at 6 p.m. today. To order the free tickets, click HERE.  On Monday, the tickets released for the event sold out in just a few hours. People even began scalping them online.  "We want to provide additional opportunities to get free tickets to this event," said Mayor Don Plusquellic. "By opening the online ticket window in the evening, we hope to benefit families whose work schedules do not permit them to go online during the day." The event will be Friday, August 8 at the InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field. The City of Akron has teamed up with the LeBron James Family Foundation and the University of Akron for the event.  And if you still can't get a ticket -- now worries, 19 Action News will be streaming the event live on 19actionnews.com.


Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms are possible late in the day.… cooler air sticks and stays for today…a degree or two warmer than yesterday! 
WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy with scattered showers and storms. High: 74
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Partly clear sky. LOW: 58
THURSDAY: Slowly warming up and partly cloudy. High: 76

Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones has a strong message for Mexican officials, and it has started a conversation on both sides of the issue. Butler County is just north of Cincinnati.
Sheriff Jones sent a letter to the Mexican government asking for money to pay for all the illegal immigrants they've housed for the last ten years. 
Jones says in the last ten years, they've spent nearly a million dollars housing criminal aliens in Butler County, and now he wants the country of Mexico to be responsible for its citizens.  
"They're called illegal because it's illegal for them to be here," said Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones. Since 2004, Sheriff Jones says his department arrested more than 3,000 Mexican nationals for committing local crimes. "They were going in my jail, they were getting out of my jail. They were going in my jail, they were committing crime after crime after crime," said Jones. Jones says their average stay is about five days before they're released to the US Federal Agency. At a cost of $60 a day, Jones says that's a total of more than $900,000 for housing criminal aliens, and that doesn't include the manpower that goes into each case. "10 percent of my jail are the illegals that have committed crime here, and we do deportations all the time," said Jones. Not everyone agrees with Jones sending this letter south of the border.


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