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Pilot error, heavy snow to blame for aircraft that taxied off runway at Cleveland airport

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 18:43
The pilot, whose small private plan veered off the Cleveland Hopkins Airport runway while taxiing Wednesday night, couldn't see in the heavy snow and turned too soon, an airport spokeswoman said. Leila Atassi,

Two men guilty in Cleveland mother's home-invasion murder

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 17:52
Willie Wilson Jr. and James Alexander shot 19-year-old Miyazhane Vance dead as she lay next to her sleeping children and shot her 17-year-old brother on Cleveland's East Side, a jury decided Thursday. Cory Shaffer |

Stocks continue to slide; Kroger may acquire Fresh Market; CBS, Apple talks on streaming TV halted: Business News Links

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 17:43
Also, European stocks tumble to 2 1/2 year low; oil falls to 12-year low; Boeing shares drop; Morgan Stanley to pay $3.2 billion civil settlement; Janet Yellen testifies for second day before Congress; and Pandora Media may sell company. Ray Jablonski,

Oregon standoff ends; 52 killed in Mexican prison riot; GOP candidates flood South Carolina: U.S. and World News Links

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 17:32
Also, Cleveland withdraws claim regarding Tamir Rice ambulance ride; American Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Los Angeles; Jim Webb won't seek independent bid for White House; scientists detect gravitational waves; Russia proposes Syria cease-fire talks; and NATO to help Turkey and Greece stop refugee smuggling. Ray Jablonski,

Marco Rubio cracks his tooth; John Kasich cracks a dad joke: #Retweet, Feb. 11, 2016 edition

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 17:24
Marco Rubio cuts his teeth the hard way, John Kasich is getting comfortable in his own skin and Ohio Auditor Dave Yost gets hazy with the details. Andrew J. Tobias,

Donald Trump popularity, explained: TL;DR (Too Long; Didn't Read)

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 17:08
So much great political analysis out there. It's deep, elegantly written, full of insights. If you only had all day to read it! So we'll break it down for you. Today's deconstructed analysis is based on a story from The New Yorker. Mary Kilpatrick,

City withdraws Tamir Rice claim; hospitals create Zika virus protocols; group drops training camp bid: Top 5 at 5

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 17:00
A summary of some of today's top stories on Ray Jablonski,

February Tribeca Shortlist: Wendy Williams discusses films powered by women

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 16:50
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Years before Wendy Williams made a splash on television with her Emmy-nominated, self-titled talk show, she had a hugely popular radio show based out of New York. As one of the Tribeca Shortlisters for February, Williams discusses her... Nathan Paige,

Grocery cleaner charged for stealing wine: Shaker Heights police blotter

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 16:26
The Shaker Heights police blotter includes a case in which a man who cleans Heinen's grocery store was charged with the theft of wine. Jeff Piorkowski/special to

Man charged in 4 East Cleveland rapes among more than 300 linked to serial assaults countywide

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 16:21
The number of suspected and convicted serial rapist has reached more than 300 since rape kit testing began several years ago. Rachel Dissell, The Plain Dealer

'If/Then' at Playhouse Square, a musical about a woman's dual lives, puts on airs that don't fly in flyover country

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 16:05
"If/Then" feels like a live cocktail party in a high-rise bar somewhere in Manhattan where snide jokes about flyover states win you another round. Andrea Simakis, The Plain Dealer

Cleveland man accused of punching woman, pushing her head through salon wall

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 16:02
David R. Hemphill, 44, of Cleveland, was arrested and accused of punching a woman in the head and pushing her head through a wall. He remains in jail on a $50,000 bond. Chanda Neely,

32 concerts to see this weekend in Cleveland: Rick Springfield, Lupe Fiasco, Welshly Arms & more

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 16:01
There are 32 concerts on the schedule Thursday through Sunday at major venues in Northeast Ohio, including There are 32 concerts on the schedule Thursday through Sunday at major venues in Northeast Ohio, including Welshly Arms at the Music Box Supper Club, Lupe Fiasco at the House of Blues and Rick Springfield at the Hard Rock Rocksino. Rich Exner,

Cleveland State University to buy house for president, again, after downtown apartment proves too small

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 15:55
Cleveland State University will buy a home for President Ronald Berkman because his downtown apartment is not large enough for entertaining. Karen Farkas,

Mostly cloudy and frigid tonight; cloudy with snow showers Friday: Cleveland Weather Forecast

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 15:50
The National Weather Service in Cleveland is reporting wind chills across northern Ohio will drop below zero tonight and will fall below -10 degrees Friday night and Saturday as Arctic air plunges into the region. Ray Jablonski,

Cleveland officials withdraw $500 claim for Tamir Rice's ambulance ride

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 15:22
Mayor Frank Jackson on Thursday apologized to the Rice family and said the city filed the claim at the request of the executor of Tamir's estate. Ryllie Danylko,

Suspected drug dealer runs over Willoughby police officer's foot

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 15:20
A driver ran over a police officer's foot while making a getaway from a traffic stop Wednesday in Willoughby. Evan MacDonald,

Who serves the best fish fry around? Nominate your top choice for contest

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 15:01 is seeking nominations for the best fish fry in the region. Let us know who you think serves the best, flakiest, freshest fish for upcoming contest. Ida Lieszkovszky,

Cleveland withdraws Tamir Rice claim; second teen arrested in fatal shooting; tuberculosis case in Akron: Northeast Ohio News Links

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 14:58
Also, Cleveland police investigating 3-year-old girl's death; Westlake detective acquitted of excessive force; Orrville man faces deportation after pleading no contest in drug case; snow amounts vary widely in Ashtabula County; Cedar Point tearing down Shoot the Rapids ride; and OSHA regulators cite Case Farms in Stark County for violations. Ray Jablonski,

Bill Clinton visits Cincinnati for afternoon rally: What to watch for Friday

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 14:56
Ex-President Bill Clinton will hold a 2 p.m. "get out the vote" event at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center in Cincinnati. Jeremy Pelzer,