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Cleveland Police, Mayor Address Officer Shooting Of Boy With Pellet Gun

Monday, November 24, 2014 at 6:25 PM

Cleveland police say two officers are on leave, and an investigation is underway after a policeman shot and killed a 12-year-old boy at a city park over the weekend. Police say the boy had been reaching for what appeared to be a handgun, and turned out to be a replica that fires plastic pellets. Ideastream's Nick Castele has the latest on the case, and he spoke to Tony Ganzer.

Toy Gun Bans

Monday, November 24, 2014 at 4:56 PM

The fatal shooting by Cleveland police of 12-year old Tamir Rice over the weekend has prompted calls for state restrictions on toy guns. That's not a new notion in Northeast Ohio, as ideastream's David Molpus reports.

Violent Weekend in Cleveland Leaves Several Dead

Monday, November 24, 2014 at 9:59 AM

This morning we’re following several stories of gun violence in the City of Cleveland. Five people, including a pregnant woman and her unborn child, were killed by a gunman over the weekend. In a separate incident, two other men were found shot to death elsewhere in the city. But we begin with a third incident – a 12 year old boy named Tamir Rice shot and killed by Cleveland police Saturday afternoon. ideastream’s Nick Castele talks with host Rick Jackson.

Northeast Ohioan Heads to Washington to Receive the Medal of Freedom

Monday, November 24, 2014 at 5:00 AM

A Northeast Ohioan who helped break the color barrier in professional golf will be honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom today (Monday, November 24). ideastream's David C. Barnett has the story of PGA pioneer Charles Sifford.

12-Year-Old Boy with Replica Gun Dies After Being Shot by Cleveland Police

Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 10:41 PM

Cleveland police shot a 12-year-old boy who was carrying a replica gun at a playground Saturday afternoon on the city’s West Side, the division of police said. The boy later died. ideastream's Nick Castele has more.

Ohio’s Latest Job Figures Comparable To 2008

Friday, November 21, 2014 at 4:33 PM

The state’s jobless rate fell to its lowest level in six years last month. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

Contentious Debate Erupts Over Lethal Injections

Friday, November 21, 2014 at 4:21 PM

A bill to help the state secure a proper supply of drugs for lethal injections turned into a debate over secrecy in the process. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports.

Two Cleveland Men Leave Jail After 39 Years

Friday, November 21, 2014 at 4:10 PM

Two men walked out of jail in Cleveland today, free for the first time in nearly 40 years. They were convicted of murder in 1975 but their release comes after a witness changed his story.

DeWine Pledges More State Resources for Cuyahoga County Sexual Assault Cases

Friday, November 21, 2014 at 3:32 PM

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is pledging new resources to investigate unsolved sexual assaults in Cuyahoga County. ideastream's Nick Castele has more.

Cleveland’s Carousel Comes Back Home

Friday, November 21, 2014 at 9:48 AM

This weekend marks the return of a piece of Northeast Ohio history. A huge carousel from Cleveland’s historic Euclid Beach Park will start spinning again in its new home at the Western Reserve Historical Society. The return of this popular ride is a rare triumph of historic preservation in a time when many similar attractions have been demolished or moved elsewhere. ideastream’s David C. Barnett has the story of how the Cleveland carousel came back home.

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