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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2016, file photo, then-Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson responds to a question during a news conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. Former Colts general manager Ryan Grigson has been named a senior advisor for the Cleveland Browns, reuniting with vice president of football operations Andrew Berry, who has filled out his front office. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

Ex-Colts GM Ryan Grigson joins Browns' staff as top adviser

May. 29, 2020 12:59 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Former Colts general manager Ryan Grigson was hired Friday as a senior adviser for the Cleveland Browns, reuniting with general manager Andrew Berry. Berry, a first-time GM and the NFL’s youngest, has now filled out his front office in four months. Grigson was the GM in Indianapolis...

Suits accuse retail chains of flooding Ohio with painkillers

May. 28, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Five retail chains flooded two Ohio counties with tens of millions of prescription painkillers through their pharmacies while taking few if any steps to stop drugs from being illegally diverted, according to updated lawsuits unsealed in U.S. District Court in Cleveland. The counties are...

Family of teen killed during pursuit sues Cleveland officers

May. 28, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police should have ended the high-speed chase of a teenage carjacking suspect that traveled into a neighboring city and ended with a 13-year-old girl's death, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday by the girl's mother against 22 Cleveland officers. Tamia Chappman was killed in December...

FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2020, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz is hit by Seattle Seahawks' Jadeveon Clowney (90) during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game in Philadelphia. The Browns remain interested in Clowney, the talented defensive end _ and former No. 1 overall draft pick _ who remains unsigned and the top target on the free agent market. During a Zoom meeting with reporters on Thursday, May 28, 2020, Browns new defensive coordinator Joe Wood praised Clowney but deferrred any questions about the Browns' pursuit of the speedy edge rusher to general manager Andrew Berry.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Browns stay interested in Clowney while building solid line

May. 28, 2020 1:34 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett on one end. Jadeveon Clowney on the other. Just the thought of it elicited a quick smile from new Browns coordinator Joe Woods, who oversaw a star-studded defensive front in San Francisco and could have a similar one in Cleveland. The Browns remain interested in Clowney, the...

Police: Teen found slain may have been carjacking victim

May. 26, 2020 4:52 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A teenager found slain on a Cleveland street may have been the victim of a carjacking, police said. Cleveland police said the victim, possibly a juvenile 14 to 16 years old, was found lying in the middle of an intersection in the city just before 10 p.m. Monday. Paramedics took him to...

People wait in line at the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles office, Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in University Heights, Ohio. Tuesday was the first day open for the Ohio BMV since they closed due to the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Ohio to test all staff members in state's nursing homes

May. 26, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

COLUMBUS (AP) — All staff members in the state’s nursing homes will be tested for the coronavirus, Republican Gov. Mike DeWine said Tuesday, announcing a ramped-up effort in Ohio's hard-hit long-term care facilities. The governor said testing will also be done on residents who are most likely to...

Police in suburban Cleveland city probe 3 fatal accidents

May. 23, 2020 6:08 PM EDT

EUCLID, Ohio (AP) — Police in a suburban Cleveland city say they are investigating three fatal accidents on Interstate 90 on the first day of the Memorial Day holiday weekend. WOIO-TV reports that Euclid police say two out of the three crashes early Saturday were hit-and-skips. Police said that a...

Regulations could stop Lake Erie wind farm from being built

May. 22, 2020 12:32 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Developers of a proposed six-turbine wind farm in Lake Erie said new restrictions placed on the project could sink it. The Ohio Power Siting Board on Thursday gave the approval needed to begin construction on what would be the first freshwater offshore wind farm in North America. But the...

Indictment: Cleveland man planned hoax call, officer ambush

May. 22, 2020 10:56 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland man accused of planning to make a false distress call and kill any responding officers has been indicted on two counts of attempted kidnapping, according to federal prosecutors. Christian Stanley Ferguson, 20, made several posts on social media about how he wanted to make a...

Authorities: Teen's fatal shooting was homicide, not suicide

May. 22, 2020 8:28 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The shooting death of a Cleveland teenager who authorities initially believed had killed himself has now been ruled a homicide. The 16-year-old boy was found dead May 12 in a home in the city’s Union-Miles neighborhood, authorities said. He had been shot in the head. Investigators...