News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Don Drumm Studios

Greater Akron Chamber

Hospice of the Western Reserve


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Ohio


Noon headlines: Feb. 5, 2013: Cleveland police failure; DNA; fog
Ohio's attorney general blames the breakdown of command and control for cops shooting a Cleveland couple; DNA testing overturns a murder conviction; fog causes a massive pile-up
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


Reporter / Host
Jeff St. Clair
 
In The Region:
  • Dewine says Cleveland police suffered systematic failure in fatal shooting of couple
  • DNA testing overturns murder conviction
  • Fog causes massive pile-up
  • Attorney General Mike DeWine

    Other options:
    Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:44)


    Dewine says the system failed in Cleveland police pursuit and shooting
    Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says the Cleveland Police Department suffered a systematic failure in the Nov. 29 police pursuit and shooting of two people.
    At a press conference this morning, Dewine provided lengthy details of the shooting of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams behind an East Cleveland Elementary School following a 22-minute police chase.

    The state Bureau of Criminal Investigation report concludes that the two were unarmed and did not have a gun at any time during the pursuit.Thirteen officers fired 137 rounds in the melee that Dewine says lasted less than half a minute, and that followed a chase from downtown Cleveland joined by 62 officers. Fifty-nine of them never asked permission from their supervisors to join the chase.

    The BCI report says the series of failures by the police resulted in the deadly shooting and a dangerous situation for officers who could have been caught in their own crossfire.
    Dewine called the event a tragedy. Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Police Chief Michael McGrath will publicly respond to DeWine’s report this afternoon at City Hall. 


    DNA testing overturns murder conviction overturned 
    Charges against a northeast Ohio man accused of murder have been dropped.

    Summit County prosecutors asked for the charges against 21-year-old Terrell Nurse to be dismissed because DNA evidence failed to link him to the crime. The Akron Beacon Journal reports that the charges were dropped without prejudice — meaning they could be refiled if new evidence comes to light. Nurse is serving a prison sentence in an unrelated case. Akron police said the victim, 31-year-old Dante Thornton, was fatally shot at his apartment in July 2011. Nurse's co-defendant was acquitted after a trial.


    Fog causes massive pile-up
    Authorities in northwest Ohio say as many as 10 tractor-trailers were involved in a pileup on a foggy highway that has left one person dead near the Indiana-Ohio state line.
    A dispatcher at the State Highway Patrol says an unknown number of cars also were involved in the crash on U.S. 24 at about 8 this morning. The highway that links Toledo with Fort Wayne, Ind., has been shut down in both directions.

    Authorities say a tanker truck caught up in the crash is leaking ethanol along the highway. The patrol says the tanker was one at least eight trucks involved. A driver who was uninjured tells The Crescent-News in nearby Defiance that he "drove into a wall of fog."

    Add Your Comment
    Name:

    Location:

    E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


    Comments:




     
    Page Options

    Print this page

    E-Mail this page / Send mp3

    Share on Facebook





    Stories with Recent Comments

    A small group of tea party and Democrats protest at Kasich campaign stop
    Enjoyed your excellent coverage of the statehouse for sometime now, never dreamed I'd be on. The feedback from people has been great. Thank you. Doris Adams

    Top staffers are leaving the FitzGerald gubernatorial campaign
    I's too bad that the dirt on Fitzgerald dug up by Kasich's operatives and publicized heavily by the Yellow Plain Dealer has caused the weak staffers of the Fitz...

    Churches come together to welcome and include Gay Games athletes
    Nicely done!!! A little known fact about the El Salvadoran and Columbian scholarships.. A big thank you to the Faith Community for their support of Gay Games 9....

    What do Ohio farmers need to do to control Lake Erie problems?
    This was a great article, thank you, Karen Schaefer. There was an error- Roger Wise is the past president of the Ohio Farmer's Union; not the Ohio Farm Bureau ...

    Registration for the 2014 Gay Games ends Monday at midnight
    Judy Benson and Sally Tatnall are loved and appreciated by all in our community and throughout the US for their untiring work for OLOC and for educating the com...

    Like any family, the Gay Games has its generation gaps
    Great article ... important perspective.

    Gay Games rodeo: Changing stereotypes
    Robin, Thank you for a fine piece of recorded history. This is history in the making; a gay, Asian man, one of the last bronc riders in IGRA, and Rodeo at Gay G...

    Ohio lawmakers hold hearing on prison food problems
    So you fine them..this has been going onand the law makers are aware of this issue.I have been told by many about the maggots and rotten food not fit for a dog ...

    Interview with early Beatle Pete Best
    "the Leshdu (?) Quartet.." Actually that's the Les Stewart Quartet. George Harrison was in that band at the same time as the Quarry Men.

    Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

     
    In Partnership With:

    NPR PRI Kent State University

    listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University