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US: Cleveland police poorly trained, reckless

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland police officers use excessive and unnecessary force far too often, are poorly trained in tactics and firearm use and endanger the public and their fellow officers with their recklessness, the U.S. Justice Department said in a report presented Thursday by Attorney General Eric Holder.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 December 2014

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Ohio Senate delays vote on updated weapons laws

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio Senate committee has delayed passage of gun bills relaxing some requirements for a concealed carry permit and letting hunters use silencers on their guns under certain conditions.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 December 2014

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Sen. Brown backs Neuhardt for Democratic chairman

Sharen Neuhardt has drawn the support of Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) in the contest for the OhioDemocratic Party’s chairmanship, giving her what could be a powerful leg up to the party’s decision to be made on Dec. 16.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 December 2014

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Ohio senator resigns, says health coverage at risk

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state senator from Cleveland says she was forced to resign her seat last month because of recent changes that would have left her without state health insurance.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 December 2014

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Cleveland mayor proposes $100M improvement plan

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland City Council will soon consider a proposal to spend $100 million on infrastructure and neighborhood improvements such as road and bridge work and building demolitions.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 December 2014

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University of Dayton doing tests involving Orion spacecraft

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — NASA's new Orion spacecraft will continue to be the subject of tests by researchers at a university in southwest Ohio.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 December 2014

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Uncle of boy, 12, shot by officer calls for change

CLEVELAND (AP) — The uncle of a 12-year-old boy who had a pellet gun when he was shot by a Cleveland police officer told mourners at a memorial service Wednesday that they must be advocates for change through peaceful protest and civil disobedience.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 December 2014

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Holder to talk police, community relations in Ohio

CLEVELAND (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will be at a forum in Cleveland to talk about building trust between law enforcement and minority communities.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 December 2014

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