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NFL: Browns at San Francisco 49ers, 8:15 p.m. today. TV: WKYC Channel 3, ESPN. Radio: WKRK FM/92.3, WNCX FM/98.5, WKNR AM/850
Special prosecutor: A judge appointed to hear a criminal complaint against Cleveland Fire Chief Angelo Calvillo has ruled a special prosecutor from a county not adjacent to Cuyahoga should be appointed to pursue the case. Cleveland.com’s Robert Higgs reports the ruling was based on an affidavit that argued the chief had violated terms of Cleveland’s charter by circulating nominating petitions for Mayor Frank Jackson’s 2017 re-election.
Jackson’s driveway: A 19-year-old man who posted a photo of himself with a large gun in his pocket in Mayor Frank Jackson’s driveway has been indicted in a gang case involving the mayor’s 16-year-old great-grandson. Cleveland.com’s Kaylee Remington reports Shawn Murray Jr. is charged with criminal gang activity, aggravated theft, theft, carrying concealed weapons, receiving stolen property and having weapons while under disability.
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6-year-old shot: A 6-year-old who was shot in the head early Saturday while sleeping in a Cleveland home has died has died. Cleveland.com’s Jane Morice reports the aunt of Lyric Lawson says her niece’s death feels like losing a child of her own.
Addiction fraud: The owner of a now-defunct addiction treatment company has pleaded guilty to federal charges in a scheme prosecutors say led to $48 million in fraudulent billing of Medicaid. Cleveland.com’s Eric Heisig reports Ryan Sheridan admitted that he and others worked together to defraud the federal government through Braking Point Recovery Center, which provided detox, outpatient treatment, day treatment and sober-living services.
HB6: The campaign trying to repeal Ohio’s nuclear bailout law is having trouble finding enough workers to circulate their petitions, cleveland.com’s Andrew Tobias reports.
Rescued Chihuahuas: The Cleveland Animal Protective League has found adoptive or shelter homes for dozens of the 84 badly neglected Chihuahuas animal investigators rescued from a house in Cleveland a few weeks ago. Cleveland.com’s Robert Higgs reports the Chihuahuas remaining at the APL will require time and care before they can all be adopted.
Abortion case: The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear an abortion case from Louisiana whose outcome will likely affect abortion laws in Ohio and the rest of the country. Cleveland.com’s Sabrina Eaton reports the nation’s highest court will weigh legality of a Louisiana law that requires abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.
Crimes against children: A social studies teacher at Lakewood’s St. Edward High School traveled to a Northeast Ohio park last week to meet what he thought was a 15-year-old boy for sex, cleveland.com’s Cory Shaffer reports. Patrick DeChant was instead greeted by agents with the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children task force, who arrested the 32-year-old.
Pre-existing conditions: Twenty-nine percent of non-elderly adult Ohioans are at risk of losing their insurance because of pre-existing conditions, if a federal appeals court strikes down the Affordable Care Act, cleveland.com’s Laura Hancock reports. The Kaiser Family Foundation released estimates showing just under 2 million Ohioans had a host of conditions, including cancer, mental health disorders, sleep apnea and arthritis.
Opioid lawsuit: Drug companies defending themselves from accusations that they fueled the opioid crisis plan to call witnesses from an ongoing investigation into problems in the Cuyahoga County Jail. Cleveland.com’s Eric Heisig reports the witness list also includes the father of Aniya Day-Garrett, a 4-year-old girl who died from abuse carried out by her mother and her boyfriend.
Impeachment interviews: Four Ohio members of Congress who deliberated over President Bill Clinton’s impeachment in 1998 are still on the job, although two have moved on to serve in the U.S. Senate. Cleveland.com’s Sabrina Eaton interviewed them on their impeachment views then and now, as President Donald Trump faces the possibility.
Murder charges: A 37-year-old South Euclid woman has been charged in a Jan. 25 crash that killed her 10-year-old daughter in Mentor. Cleveland.com’s Kia Ferguson is charged with aggravated murder in the deadly crash.
Water trail: The Ohio Department of Natural Resources on Friday designated the Cuyahoga River as the state’s 13th official water trail with 24 access points, signage, maps and educational materials on nearly 100 miles of river. Cleveland.com’s Robin Goist has photos of the event.
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