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.

Lehmans

Akron Children's Hospital

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


Cleveland police say 74 officers violated rules during chase
Other noon headlines: Ohio health insurance rates could increase; Prosecutors say Prade DNA test was unreliable
by WKSU's KABIR BHATIA


Reporter
Kabir Bhatia
 
In The Region:
  • Ohio health insurance rates could increase
  • Prosecutors say Prade DNA test was unreliable
  • Cleveland officials say 74 officers violated department rules in a deadly police chase last fall. In the November chase, 137 shots were fired at a fleeing driver and passenger who were killed. The 19-mile chase wound through neighborhoods before ending in East Cleveland.
    At a press conference today, Police Chief Michael McGrath says scheduling of disciplinary hearings for 19 of the officers will begin immediately. McGrath specified several different violations for those officers.

    McGrath says the department plans to review its policies and training procedures after the investigation is complete.
    Police have already disciplined 12 supervisors,  including firing one, in the investigation.

    So far, the internal investigations have dealt only with the chase.The county prosecutor is conducting a separate grand jury investigation into whether criminal charges are warrented in the shooting. The police union has said the shootings were justified because the driver tried to ram an officer.

    Prosecutors say Prade DNA test was unreliable
    Prosecutors say a former Akron police captain should be returned to prison after a judge released him earlier this year based on new testing of a bite mark.
    Douglas Prade was convicted of murdering his ex-wife 13 years ago. But a Summit County judge ruled in January that new DNA tests of a bite mark on Dr. Margo Prade's lab coat showed the DNA did not match her ex-husband's. The judge said it was convincing evidence of his innocence.
    The Akron Beacon Journal reports that a Summit County prosecutor told an Ohio appeals panel Thursday that the new tests weren't reliable.
    Prade was sentenced to life in prison with parole eligibility in 26 years for the doctor's death.


    Ohio health insurance rates could increase
    Ohio officials say health insurance rates could increase an average of 18 percent for small businesses and 41 percent for individuals participating in plans in the new exchanges by federal law.

    But proponents of the plan say those numbers are based on the sticker price, which consumers will rarely pay.

    Open enrollment for the insurance starts Oct. 1. Ohio's exchanges are being designed by the federal government. The state's insurance department says its figures don't take into account any subsidies help that consumers could get to pay for the coverage.
    That includes Ohioans with incomes below 400 percent of the federal poverty level, which works out to about $46,000 a year for an individual or $94,000 for a family of four. Specific premiums will vary for consumers, depending on their current plans. But the increase in rates is partly due to the more extensive benefits the law requires insurers to provide.

    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

    HOF's Canton expansion could take an island and make it a village
    I live in the block from Broad St to the Hall of Fame and will be impacted by the expansion. I am in the process of selling my home and planned to long before i...

    Cleveland redeploys police to replace rejected red-light traffic cameras
    Periodic rotational enforcement without warning does NOT change behavior and the city officials know that. This is the basis of all officer-run enforcement trap...

    New enrollment period offers more insurance options
    The removal of federal funding for healthcare CO-OPs may limit the growth of the CO-OP movement. http://www.healthcaretownhall.com/?p=6381

    The family of Boardman vet killed in Vietnam receives his medals
    My name is Mike Eisenbraun. I am Larry's brother. I was 14 years old when Larry was killed in Vietnam. He has been gone for 46 years but it seems like yester...

    Cleveland seniors are creating new wealth -- and facing new challenges
    Why is anyone surprised that we people over 65 are not retiring? If you have been paying attention, defined company funded pensions were phasing out in the eigh...

    Ohio company cuts off a dairy supplier after allegations of animal abuse
    these people should be held accountable for their actions. i would be more than pleased to see a year or more behind bars. i will NEVER eat anything that comes ...

    Goodyear recruits thousands of vets
    What a wonderful interview! Excellent reporting skills by a talented young reporter! I look forward to hearing more from Ms. Schley!

    Ohio Democratic Party begins the rebuilding process
    I agree 100% with Sen. Brown. I think it is absolutely critical for the Democratic Party in Ohio to engage in the long, tedious, hard task of re-building from t...

    They're talking again in the Macedonia bridge dispute
    Norfolk Southern says the Ledge road bridge meets regulations for train traffic, however it was built as an overpass for a roadway and/or farm usage. I think t...

    Cleveland City Council to consider transgender public restroom law
    this is sick. I do not want my daughter in the same bathroom as a perverted 45 year old man. this proposed legislation could seriously damage the security of ch...

    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