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Popular Holiday Song Cut in #MeToo Era

Cleveland's WDOK says 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' is 'inappropriate'

(Newser) - A Cleveland radio station says it has stopped playing "Baby, It's Cold Outside" after listeners said the song heard on countless holiday playlists is inappropriate. They're certainly not the first to question the song's undertones and criticize the duet, in which one singer tries to persuade... More »

Cleveland.com Reporter, 30, Found Shot Dead in Trailer

Nikki Delamotte, 30, had recently reunited with her uncle

(Newser) - Cleveland.com is reeling after "popular" culture reporter Nikki Delamotte was found shot dead in what's being investigated as a suspected homicide. Perrysburg Township police say the 30-year-old and her uncle, Robert Delamotte, 67, were found dead in his trailer, and Cleveland.com reports she was there after... More »

Bus Passenger: Driver Got Lost, Drove in Circles for Hours

'Why he doesn't have GPS who knows?'

(Newser) - A passenger says a Greyhound bus driver on a trip to New York City got lost in Cleveland and drove in circles for several hours before returning to the city's terminal. Arin Choo says he and other passengers began asking the driver questions Tuesday night when they noticed they... More »

Serial Returns for Season 3, With a Significant Change

It will adopt broader lens, tell multiple stories out of Cleveland criminal courts

(Newser) - Serial is taking on the criminal courts. Breaking from its format for the first two seasons of focusing on a single story, the investigative podcast will follow several cases from inside the Cleveland criminal court system for its third season, per Entertainment Weekly . Some stories will be wrapped up in... More »

Son of Greek Billionaire Dead in US. Fentanyl Is Blamed

Socrates S. Kokkalis, 34, was found in Cleveland hotel

(Newser) - The youngest son of a Greek billionaire has died in Ohio of a suspected overdose involving fentanyl. Socrates S. Kokkalis, 34, was found in Cleveland's downtown Marriott Hotel around 2:45pm Saturday, about 12 hours after he's believed to have died. Though an official cause of death is... More »

Cleveland FBI: A July 4 Terror Attack Was Planned

Demetrius Pitts was arrested Sunday

(Newser) - Cleveland was on Monday told to celebrate Independence Day without fear in the wake of Sunday's arrest of Demetrius Pitts, who the FBI alleges had intended to attack the city's downtown in a July 4 terror plot. Cleveland.com reports the Maple Heights resident voiced a desire to... More »

A 'Devastating' First for a US Egg-Freezing Facility

Temperature spike in liquid nitrogen storage tanks has left viability of 2K eggs, embryos uncertain

(Newser) - Hundreds of families received troubling news this week after an unprecedented "malfunction" at a Cleveland egg-freezing facility. Although the staff at University Hospitals Fertility Center hasn't yet figured out exactly how it happened, what's known is that the temperature in one section of a long-term storage tank... More »

10 US Cities Plagued by Murder

St. Louis' murder rate is highest, with 59.8 murders for every 100,000 residents

(Newser) - It's not exactly an honor any US city wants to claim, but 10 of them have been dubbed the "murder capitals" of America, per 24/7 Wall St. The site, which notes a recent spike in murders (nearly 1,400 more across the nation in 2016 than in 2015),... More »

After 'Perfect' 0-16 Season, Browns Fans Throw a Parade

More than 80 vehicles circled the 'Factory of Sadness'

(Newser) - Thousands of disgruntled Cleveland Browns fans, some of them chanting for owner Jimmy Haslam to sell the team, paraded to protest a 0-16 season, the AP reports. Despite wind chills below zero, the so-called Perfect Season Parade went off without incident Saturday as Cleveland fans displayed outrage, creativity, and a... More »

Bon Jovi In, Radiohead Out in Rock Hall Final Cut

The Cars, Moody Blues, Nina Simone will also be inducted

(Newser) - Iconic singer Nina Simone and New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi led the 2018 class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, which includes four first-time nominees. The Cars, as well as first-time contenders Dire Straits, the Moody Blues, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, also are part of the 2018 class... More »

6 Juveniles Shot in Cleveland; 1 Is Dead

Victims ages range from 12 to 16; cops trying to figure out what happened

(Newser) - Cleveland police are trying to figure what led to a Friday shooting that left one juvenile dead and five others wounded. The victims ranged in age from 12 to 16, and the identity of the age of the youth who was killed was not released, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer ... More »

Cops: 10-Year-Old Leads Police on 100mph Chase on Turnpike

It's apparently not the first time Ohio boy has been joyriding

(Newser) - A 10-year-old Ohio boy was taken into custody after leading police and state troopers on a dangerous high-speed pursuit that began in Cleveland and ended miles away along the Ohio Turnpike when troopers boxed him in. Authorities say no one was injured during the pursuit that began around 9:30am... More »

After Cleveland Indians Do the Unthinkable, Company Out $2M

It offered a promo for customer rebates if team won 15 in a row

(Newser) - The co-owners of an Ohio company that installs windows, doors, and siding watched Thursday night's Cleveland Indians game very closely—and those owners may now wish they stuck with home improvement over sports wagers. Per ESPN , the Indians stomped the Chicago White Sox 11-2, which meant Universal Windows Direct... More »

2 Masked Suspects Entered a Taco Bell. 3 Workers Fought Back

Cops say employees drew guns, fatally shot one of the suspects

(Newser) - Police say three employees of a Cleveland Taco Bell opened fire on two armed robbers, killing one. Two masked robbers reportedly entered the restaurant early Wednesday and ordered three workers to lie on the floor. Three other employees then pulled out handguns and opened fire, shooting one of the suspects... More »

With Weeks to Live, She Gets Her Last Wish

As she was dying in Virginia, Emily Pomeranz wanted a mocha shake—from Cleveland

(Newser) - In all his years running Tommy's Restaurant in Ohio, owner Tommy Fello never got an order quite like this one: a mocha milkshake for a customer nearly 400 miles away. The request came last month from Emily Pomeranz, a Cleveland Heights native, who was dying from her second battle... More »

This Is the Most Stressed US City

Take a deep breath, Newark

(Newser) - Looking for a business opportunity? Consider opening a massage parlor in Newark, NJ, where residents appear to be the most stressed in the country. WalletHub looked at 30 stress indicators as they relate to work, money, family, and health to come up with the most and least stressed cities in... More »

Wife's Murder-for-Money Plot Backfires After Major Oversight

Uloma Curry-Walker wasn't the beneficiary on husband's life insurance policy

(Newser) - An Ohio woman who'd been married for just four months before her husband died was found guilty of his murder Friday, and she could get life in prison without parole for her crime, the AP reports. Uloma Curry-Walker, 45, was convicted of aggravated murder, conspiracy, and other charges surrounding... More »

Cop Who Shot Tamir Rice Fired

Timothy Loehmann fired for omitting info on application to join Cleveland PD

(Newser) - More than two years after fatally shooting a 12-year-old boy holding a toy gun, Cleveland police officer Timothy Loehmann has been fired, Cleveland.com reports. According to WKYC , Loehmann wasn't fired for Tamir Rice's death but rather because the investigation into it led officials to discover he wasn'... More »

Cops Urge Facebook Killer to Turn Himself In

Police say Steve Stephens posted the video after killing Robert Godwin

(Newser) - The Cleveland man accused of shooting an elderly man Sunday and posting video of the murder on Facebook is armed, dangerous, and could be out of Ohio by now, police say. An aggravated murder warrant was issued for Steve Stephens late Sunday and police have asked people in Pennsylvania, New... More »

Cops: Man Broadcast Killing on Facebook Live

Police in Cleveland seeking suspect Steve Stephens

(Newser) - Police in Cleveland say a man shot and killed another man Sunday while broadcasting it on Facebook Live. Authorities are looking for Steve Stephens, who is considered armed and dangerous, reports CNN . Stephens not only allegedly broadcast the killing, he posted another video in which he claimed to have "... More »

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