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Amanda Berry returns home, asks for privacy
Also in noon headlines: Mount Union's longtime football coach steps down
by WKSU's AMANDA RABINOWITZ


Morning Edition Host
Amanda Rabinowitz
 

Latest update from Cleveland: 
Amanda Berry is home. People lined W. 29th Street where she arrived at her sister’s home around 11:30 a.m. with a full police escort and motorcade. The front porch is covered with signs, stuffed animals and balloons. Moments ago, her sister, Beth, with with a sea of dozens of reporters and photographers to say Amanda Berry would not be making a statement as was first thought and that the family needs some privacy. She also thanked the media. It’s a similar scene a few blocks away at the home of Gina DeJesus, who is also expected to return home soon. 

Earlier today, Cleveland Safety Director Martin Flask said no human remains have been found at the Seymour Avenue home where Berry, along with Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight where believed to be held. There were concerns about the site after disturbed soil was found in the backyard. Police Chief Michael McGrath has also told reporters that ropes and chains were removed from the home.

Charges are expected to be filed today against three brothers being held in the alleged kidnappings: Ariel Castro, Pedro Castro and Onil Castro. Ariel Castro is reportedly cooperating with police. 

Mount Union's longtime football coach steps down
The University of Mount Union’s football coach is stepping down after decades at the helm. Larry Kerhes is in his 39th year working at his alma mater and his 332 wins makes him one of the winningest coaches in the history of college football. Mount Union says he will remain the director of athletics. His son, Vince Kerhes, has been named head coach effective immediately. 
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