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Bond Set at $1M on Murder Charges for Gymnast’s Brother

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The brother of Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges in a shooting that left three men dead at a 2018 New Year’s Eve party in Cleveland. Attorney Joseph Patituce entered the pleas for 24-year-old Tevin Biles-Thomas during a video arraignment Friday in Cuyahoga County…. Read More

This Feb. 20, 2019 file photo, shows the exterior of the Cuyahoga County Corrections Center in Cleveland.

Probe: Guards, Gang Members Smuggled Drugs Into Jail

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CLEVELAND (AP) – Prosecutors say guards at the troubled county jail in Cleveland worked with gang members to sell drugs to inmates. State prosecutors on Wednesday charged two corrections officers and one gang member with running a criminal enterprise inside the Cuyahoga County jail. The indictment says the two guards, Stephen Thomas and Marvella Sullivan,… Read More

Cleveland Hires its First Police Inspector General

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CLEVELAND (AP) – The city of Cleveland has hired its first police inspector general to provide oversight of city police policies and practices. A city statement announced Tuesday that Solon police Chief Christopher Viland has accepted the civilian position that was created through the city’s court-mandated police department reform efforts. Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson’s office… Read More

This Feb. 20, 2019 file photo, shows the exterior of the Cuyahoga County Corrections Center in Cleveland.

Inspection Finds Persistent Problems at Northern Ohio County’s Jail

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CLEVELAND (AP) — A state inspection of a troubled county jail in Cleveland in early July found that problems with medical care, sanitation and inmate lockdowns persist months after they were first cited in federal and state inspections, according to a memo obtained by The Associated Press. Officials from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and… Read More

Cleveland Area Rocks After Earthquake Reported in Lake Erie

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CLEVELAND (AP) – Federal geologists say an earthquake with an estimated magnitude 4 has been detected just northeast of Cleveland in Lake Erie. There were no reports immediately of damage, and the U.S. Geological Survey is collecting responses from people who felt the tremors. A magnitude 4 earthquake can cause moderate damage. The 10:50 a.m…. Read More

Lawsuit Settled Over Flag-Burning Arrest at GOP Convention

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CLEVELAND (AP) – The city of Cleveland will pay $50,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a protester arrested during a flag-burning at the Republican National Convention in 2016. Steven Fridley of Cleveland was one of more than 15 people arrested near the site of the GOP convention. A judge threw out the charges against… Read More

Researcher Compares Cleveland’s Lead Levels To Flint, Michigan

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Children in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County have a higher risk of lead exposure than other parts of the state, according to a report out of Case Western Reserve University this week. The report found 10.7 percent of kids born in 2012 who were screened for lead in Cuyahoga County had an elevated blood lead level by age 5. In… Read More