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morning and all of them gave a similar description of their attacker. first we have breaking news out of dallas. we just learned that police have referred the johnny manziel case to the dallas county district attorney. according to the police department the case will be prepared for a presentation to the grand jury. manziel is in the center of a domestic violence investigation involving a fate with his ex- girlfriend. police wrote in the blog that they considered this case a class a misdemeanor. we checked and that's the most serious type of misdemeanor. it's punishable up to a year in jail and $4,000 in fines. keep in mind, manziel has not been charged. breaking at this hour the attempted abducted shins lorain county. this unfolded early this morning. three girls say the man approached them at locations in the city. >> it all started in he will larry i can't as a 10-year-old girl woke up to a man trying to drag her out biher legs. we have a team of reporters digging into what happened.
where that girl's family spoke to newschannel5's tara. >> reporter: police and fbi were out here all day collecting as much evidence as they can from the house behind me. now, i talked to thlts girl's family earlier today. they're totally distraught and holding her just a little bit tighter tonight. quiet street, a family neighborhood. just feet from a school. it makes this family's disturbing story that much more disturbing. >> it's the scariest thing i've ever been through. >> just before 4:00, her 10- year-old daughter ran into her mother's bedroom screaming. she said a man woke her up trying to pull her out of her wide. he told her to be quiet. she kicked herself free but the man got away. they're happy their little girl is safe but said they can't rest easy until the man what
>>'s important he gets caught. so no other kids try to get taken. >> reporter: their neighbors disbelief. police captain. he told me police are working with fbi to track the suspect down, scanning the area, increasing patrols. >> it's a very dangerous perp to try to pull this girl out of her bed early in the morning. this is somebody that we need to get off the streets very quickly. >> reporter: the suspect is described as a white maine his 30s with brown eyes. he was wearing a black hooded sweat shirt. the captain said they will find him. >> i'm confident that we'll catch this person. >> reporter: but they're asking for your help.
aware that there is danger out there. >> reporter: investigators are still out here. they're going door to door. if you see something suspicious in your neighborhood, they ask you to please report it. if you have any information that could help their investigation they ask you to please give them a call. tara molina, newschannel5. now we go to lorain where police are searching for a man with a similar description who tried to abduct three girls this morning. police say in the first attack the man not only tried to grab the girl but punched her twice in the face. during the second the man exposed himself to a different yard. and just a half-hour later after that he tried to grab a school. because of the reports, the school was placed in lockdown for the day, and that has left a whole community shaken. >> my son came home from school petrified. he goes to lorain high. he said the school is on lockdown, there's a lot of
out to the bus, so he felt like he didn't even want to go any more. >> police say all three girls are okay. the school officials are urging parents to escort their kids to and from school or the bus stop. newschannel5 is always investigate sog we started asking questions that every parent should know the answer to. investigator sarah buduson continues our live team coverage tonight. sara, you dug into the number of sex offenders in the area. >> reporter: we went into the sex offender bat that base and -- database and searched. we found there are 13 registered sex offenders living in that area. and three of them match the description the girls gave of their attacker. that description given to police was a white man, about 6' tall, and in his 20s or 30s. we're still unsure who the suspect is, and it may not be
what we do know, that predator is still out there tonight. police want you to call them if you have any information to help them find him. >> if you see they any information, call police. much improved over the last hour. watch what happens to our band of moderate to heavy snow. it's going bye-bye quickly dissipating, fading away to flurries. yappings up to, down into carroll county, column bye appear that county, a --
stiffly our watch out but that should expire. 30 in cleveland, 31 akron, 29 in canton. the winter chill is back. it's coming in from the north and west. it will be with us through tomorrow night at least. notice we've got some lake efnlgt snow here. i would expect to see some of that lake-effect snow begin to develop off of lake erie into northern ohio during the evening and the overnight. but they will be skip knee, the isolated bands. just light flurries the rest of the evening. temperatures in the upper 20s. now, what about a weekend warm. i'll have the answer coming up. storm tracker five out on the herpes. as you can see everything pretty clear. of course we're monitoring conditions for you. if we learn of any new problems we'll pass them along. we are getting brand-new details about breaking news out
that's where rescuers fun. new details about that rescue. >> reporter: we're right off the main drag. they just loaded that kayaker into an ambulance, trying to assess his infounder. this guy was stuck in a ledge under a cliff, so it took dozens of rescuers to pull him out. they're still working to get those rescuers out of the river safely. and again, they are going to assess his injuries and try to figure out what happened. home ma bass, newschannel5. dark in on her boyfriend's death. a bedford woman faces felony fopped. >> reporter: i've been talking to the state department of job
they tell me cases are reviewed and matched up with the national deceased persons database every six months, but these benefits continue a. >> she meant everything. >> reporter: 18 grocery trips totaling more than $1700 over nine months. many of those transactions happened at this bedford giant up to. fourth degree felony for food stamp fraud. >> any time you are using another person's benefits, it's unique. >> reporter:
for an account update. in 2014 wilson told a dispatcher someone was tearing up the house. >> please get somebody here. >> reporter: i stopped bithe home but no response. i did get in touch with a cuyahoga job and family services manager who told me over the phone no id s required to use a benefit car. but if someone lives with a beneficiary it's that person's responsibility to report it. >> this money is made for people that need benefits. >> there could be prison time, and wilson will likely have to pay all of that money back. she has not yet entered a plea.
month. now to details on the story we broke on good morning cleveland two. akron police officers are recovering after the driver of a minivan slammed into their cruiser and then ran away. bob jones on top of the latest developments. bob, you were able to track down surveillance video of the crash. >> reporter: well, we will show that you video in just a little bit. that heavily damaged cruiser was brought here to the akron city garage. inside of it there were two police officers. luckily they are doing okay. now to that surveillance video. you see officers are on the way to a fight call when suddenly a stolen minivan pulls out and slams into the police car.
saved by their air bags and seat belts. the driver of the minivan ran away. police are still looking for him. the crash could have been much worse. >> this is someone that just took off, showed no regard for the officers, or the safety of the officers that were inside the vehicle. this could have been very easily a fatality. >> if you looked at that time driver's door, everything else, you would see that it would have pinned them, and it probably could have killed them. >> reporter: and police tell me they did find the suspect's cell phone in that minivan. they are using that evidence to topped. tonight our investigative team launches an exclusive year- long five 0 -- that's placing domestic violence victims p in
>> ron regash president fop. our investigation reviewed law enforcement and court records. we found that over a five-year period, at least 31 users were able to get guns did the p. >> he threw the protection order that he had a copy of toward me on the bed, and then stop. >> reporter: how can that happen? tonight at 11:00 join me and investigator sarah buduson for a very special in-depth look at significant loopholes in ohio law that put women at risk. i'm chief investigator ron regan. new tonight at 6:00, a toddler found wandering near a
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new information about a man who called a bomb threat into a school. we were in court today as edwards was sentenced to nearly five years in prison. edwards made the threat to stow monroe falls high in may of last year. he called the receptionist and threatened that building would go boom. he was charged with aggravated menacing. stephanie powell convicted of murdering the father of her five children was sentenced to life in prison in court today. jury found powell guilty of aggravated murder and obstruction of justice in the deaths of james harris. while in a custody battle with harris, powell and her boyfriend paul reid lured harris to her home to kill him. reid is also serving life in prison for his connection. a search related on social media concerning a local
a child found by herself at an elyria gym. >> police checked tout situation after getting a call from a planet fitness employee. police questioned the child. she said that her mother was at the movies but mom called 911 daughter. police say the child has had a history of wandering off. >> how hope is that we won't see this family again relation and there weren't charges because this was an accident. >> it was an accident, and we're very fortunate that it went a tragic accident. >> and police also checked the status of tell lear i can't apartment where the family lived and say the home was in good condition. what a day. messy. >> snowy, windy, slick. the snow is going away, for the most part. quieter weather moving in. then tomorrow it's all about cold before a warm-up.
>> let's get on that roller coaster ride. chris, you putting you know your order? would you like fries with that? spring will be here in a month and a half. cleveland downtown, cloudy skies, but notice, you joined us at 4:00 on "the now." this was just a vision of a blizzard out there. not a believed per say, but heavy snowfall over downtown, low visibility, roadways slick and slushy. well, now things are vastly improved. 43 degrees downtown. here we go. off the lake. let's widen out our view. let's watch these counties go bye good in winter weather advisory. no longer needed for cleveland and east. the snow has really tapered off. look at that band of moderate to heavy snow now fading away. youngstown a flurry or two. akron still hanging on to a flurry. the greater act crop area, ken
out toward moga door. stow, the same story. here's your radar and temperature futurecast. watch, we're going set up a few bands of lake-effect snow with a steadier band by friday morning out in ashtabula county. the rest of the region, any additional accumulation welcome back a dusting. if you get under a snow band you could see a quick inch or two, maybe a little bit more by dawn tomorrow morning. but they will be few and far between those heavier totals. 30 in cleveland, 31 akron, 30 canton. 27 for mentor, 28 for ashtabula, ravenna. 29 in medina, fremont 33. still some gusty winds. look at the ashtabula wind speed here. your windchill values, of course, you are going to be in hours.
pulling away, let's an lays our satellite map. watch the trough of low pressure dropping in. i also want you to notice another tiny trough right here. you can see that thicker band of clouds right there. watch that second trough. as it comes by we'll see some of this. lake-effect snow here, and i think we'll see a few little bands of lake-effect snow coming in off lake erie. once again totals should be very manageable. if you're under the band, an inch or two or three. the rest of the area, a dusting of snow. it's going to be cold tomorrow, but we do get a flow returning out of the south and west. that should help warm us up. tonight 22, lake-effect snow, one to three inches where the bands persist. the rest of the area pretty much dry. tomorrow 27, a little morning flake that will do. saturday 4 2, sunday, it's not 67, but 52 and dry.
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browns executive sashi brown talking about who the browns next quarterback might be going to. receiver josh gordon seeking reinstatement after beg suspended for the entire 2015 season because of violating the league's substance abuse policy. butt sounds lake if he can suit up, the browns want him back. >> josh is a tremendously talent young man. everything that we see and here in talking to his representation is that he's eager to get back and contribute. we feel like if he's accomplished those things there's a spot for him on the roster. >> the indians out in arizona. newschannel5's sports director
giving us an inside look at training camp. >> time now for 60 seconds with the cleveland indians here at spring training in good year, arizona. still waiting on juan uribe to clear his visa issues. once that happens the indians will formally announce him. a bunch of new faces tore the tribes. one familiar face that was bugged by the indians back when he was with the yankees in 070. that is jab into claim bear lain -- joba chamberlain. he's happy to be a member of the indians. >> the frustrating part, when i got in the game, it was 1-0. so that frustrating part. at the same time it's a learning experience. there's a lot in the game. >> grit situation for me, my family, and with the pitching staff here, the direction this organization is going, it all makes sense. >> you may remember rajai davis
into home and tack out gomes and put him on the disabled list. teammates together. in good year, arizona, andy baskin, newschannel5. >> i would have taken the luggage. >> tough gig. >> nice and warm out there. >> good for andy. >> 80s there, 30s here. >> there you go. >> light morning flurries. flirting with 40s and 50s. your weekend is lacking pretty good here folks. and then it's a rainy, wet next weak. >> enjoy the weekend.
breaking news. we're on the scene, the deadly tornado outbreak. at least eight dead, including a 2-year-old. more than
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