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🌱 Retired cop dodges taxes + Body shot in the sewers

Happy Friday, people of Cleveland! Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in town today.

First, today’s weather forecast:

A morning gust; cloudy, freezing. Top: 20 Bottom: 13.

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Here are the top three stories in Cleveland today:

  1. According to filing records, Cleveland City Councilman Brian Mooney will run for the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge nomination. The councilman who represents Ward 11 will seek a six-year judgeship starting next January. The city council would choose a temporary replacement to fill Mooney’s seat if he wins the nomination. (
  2. A retired Cleveland police tender was fined $50,000 for underreporting taxes for a private security company. The company handles major event security by hiring off-duty Cleveland Police Department officers. Retired officer Harry Grant was sentenced to five years probation and ordered to pay $294,627 to the IRS in fines and taxes owed. (
  3. Authorities say the unidentified man found inside an east side sewer earlier in the week died of a gunshot wound to the chest. The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District found the body during a routine inspection. Cleveland police have not made any arrests but are asking the community for information. (Cleveland News 19)

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  • Cleveland Cavaliers are mourning the loss of former head coach Bill Fitch, who passed away this week. (Instagram)
  • Cleveland Browns celebrates naming Bill Willis to the NFL 100 All-Time Team after playing 8 seasons with the Browns. (Instagram)
  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo shares photos of a baby gorilla at the zoo. Click to enjoy these happy photos. (Facebook)

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Danielle Fallon

About me: Danielle Fallon is a writer who likes to put her creativity at the service of her passion for communication. She is an employee of content creation agency Lightning Media Partners and assists in curating the community newsletter. Danielle also has a Masters in Communication Science and Disorders and works part-time as a pediatric speech therapist.

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