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High court disqualifies Cuyahoga judge charged with kidnapping, assault
Other morning headlines: NTSB investigating fatal airplane crash; More charges filed in massive credit union fraud case
by WKSU's AMANDA RABINOWITZ


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Amanda Rabinowitz
 
The latest WKSU morning news headlines: 

High court disqualifies Cuyahoga judge charged with kidnapping, assault
The Ohio Supreme Court says a Cuyahoga County Common Pleas judge is disqualified from hearing cases after a grand jury issued of a five-count felony indictment against him. Judge Lance Mason was indicted by the grand jury Tuesday. He was arrested on Aug. 2 after allegedly biting and punching his wife as they drove through a suburb with their young daughters in the backseat. Mason was indicted on two first-degree felony counts of kidnapping and three second-degree felony counts of felonious assault. He was also indicted on misdemeanor counts of domestic violence and endangering children. Mason will remain disqualified while the indictments are pending.

NTSB investigating fatal airplane crash

National Transportation Safety Board investigators will be examining the debris from a Monday night plane crash in Cuyahoga County that killed four Case Western Reserve University students. Twenty-year-old pilot William Felten of Saginaw, Michigan radioed the Cuyahoga County Airport’s control tower just after takeoff saying the 1999 Cessna model was having trouble ascending. He tried to make a left turn to return to the airport when the plane crashed. Felten and his three passengers – all Case Western varsity wrestlers died at the scene -- Lucas Marcelli of Massillon, Abraham Pishevar of Rockville, Maryland and John Hill of St. Simons, Georgia. After five to 10 days, the transportation safety board will release a preliminary report. Determining the cause of the crash could take up to a year

More charges filed in massive credit union fraud case
There’s been more charges filed in the massive fraud case that took down the Taupa Lithuanian Credit Union in Cleveland. Gary Chaney of Streetboro, and Patrick Bruckman of Chester Township are accused of embezzling $1.6 million from the credit union with the help of former CEO Alex Spirikaitis. The two men allegedly wrote bad checks from their personal and corporate accounts. Spirikaitis allowed the overdrafts to clear. The National Credit Union Administration and the Ohio Department of Commerce took possession of Taupa last year and placed it into receivership due to its insolvency. Spirikaitis is scheduled to be sentenced next month.

Toledo water official resigns following water crisis
The city official who was in charge of Toledo's water treatment plant has resigned just three weeks after toxins contaminated the water supply for about 400,000 people. Toledo's mayor says he asked for David Leffler's resignation because he no longer had confidence in him. Leffler was on vacation during the water emergency in early August.

Ohio family wants federal investigation into police shooting
An attorney for the family of a man fatally shot by police at an Ohio Wal-Mart is calling for the U.S. Justice Department to open a civil rights investigation. The family of John Crawford III wants the federal government to investigate whether race played a factor in the Aug. 5 shooting and to assess whether it was justified. Crawford was black, and Wright says the two officers involved are white. Police say they shot the 21-year-old for failing to drop an air rifle inside the store. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says a veteran prosecutor in southwestern Ohio is leading the investigation and will present the case to a special grand jury Sept. 22.

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