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Cleveland man indicted in 1994 murder case
Other morning headlines: Six dead after officer-involved crash; Attorneys seek reduced sentence for viral video DUI driver; Kasich to push for Medicaid expansion at Cleveland Clinic

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Amanda Rabinowitz
In The Region:
  • Cleveland man indicted in 1994 murder case
  • Six dead after officer-involved crash
  • Attorneys seek reduced sentence for viral video DUI driver
  • Kasich to push for Medicaid expansion at Cleveland Clinic
  • Information-sharing system review continues
  • Hubbard man facing charges for shining laser at helicopter
  • Cleveland man indicted in 1994 murder case
    An Cuyahoga County grand jury has indicted a Cleveland man on charges in the 1994 slaying of a 30-year-old woman after new information recently surfaced in the disappearance of another young woman.

    County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty said Thursday that Elias Acevedo faces four counts of aggravated murder, 173 counts of rape, 115 counts of kidnapping and one count of gross sexual imposition.

    The 49-year-old Acevedo is accused in the death of Pamela Pemberton in October 1994 and of another woman called "Jane Doe" in 1995. Prosecutors believe Acevedo is linked to the 1995 disappearance of Christina Adkins, who was 18 and pregnant when she vanished.

    An attorney who represents Acevedo in a separate case says he has not yet been assigned to represent Acevedo in this case and could not comment

    Six dead after officer-involved crash
    Police say six people were killed and an officer was injured when a car and a cruiser collided at an intersection just north of Ohio's capital overnight.

    The head of the local police union, Jason Pappas, says an officer from suburban Upper Arlington was responding to a robbery report when the crash occurred at an intersection early Friday. Pappas says the officer apparently had his vehicle's police lights and siren on at the time.

    Pappas says six people in the other vehicle died, including a small child. He says the officer was being treated for a serious head injury at a hospital but was in stable condition.

    A message was left for Perry Township police, who are handling the crash and remained at the scene Friday morning.

    Attorneys seek reduced sentence for viral video DUI driver
    Attorneys are seeking a reduced sentence for an Ohio man who confessed in an online video to causing a fatal wrong-way crash after a night of drinking.

    In a filing in Franklin County court, the defense has asked the judge to sentence Matthew Cordle well below the maximum of eight years.

    Prosecutors have until Friday to respond. Sentencing is next Wednesday.

    Kasich to push for Medicaid expansion at Cleveland Clinic
    Ohio Gov.John Kasich is using one of the nation's best known hospitals to make a final public push for Medicaid expansion before next week's vote by a legislative panel.

    The Republican governor is set to visit the Cleveland Clinic today. He will be joined by advocates who support extending Medicaid coverage to more Ohioans under the federal health care law.

    The seven-member state Controlling Board is scheduled to vote Monday on Kasich's request to authorize spending federal money on the newly eligible Medicaid enrollees in the state.

    The panel includes two Democrats and a Kasich appointee who are expected to favor the request. That leaves the governor in search of a single vote among his fellow Republicans.

    The GOP-controlled Legislature has so far resisted Medicaid expansion.

    Information-sharing system review continues
    A state advisory panel is continuing its review of security and protocols for Ohio's law enforcement information-sharing system.

    At issue is the Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway, a searchable system that gives police and other investigators near-instant access to records including driver's license and vehicle registrations, the sex offender registry and the computerized criminal history at the state's Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

    The panel plans its fourth meeting today in London, Ohio A final report is due next week.

    Since June, police have also been able to use facial recognition software to match images of possible suspects or victims with Ohio driver's license photos.

    Critics called the technology's use intrusive, and Attorney General Mike DeWine appointed the panel to study whether more protocols were needed for using the software.

    Hubbard man facing charges for shining laser at helicopter
    A man from Hubbard will face charges after police say he shined a laser into a news helicopter that was filming a high-school football game last week.

    The Youngstown Vindicator reports that Hubbard Ppolice say the man was at his home in the Meadowlands development near the stadium, when he shined the laser into the helicopter from a Cleveland TV station. The crew was recording the football game between Hubbard and Niles.

    The cameraman in the helicopter told police the laser light got in his eyes, and pinpointed where the light came from.

    Shining a laser at an aircraft is a second-degree felony, interfering with a flight crew.T
    The FBI has been notified, but there is no word on whether agents will get involved in the case.  

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