Post It Notes: Hottest Headlines on 11/26
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Long-anticipated charges against adults implicated in the aftermath of a 16-year-old girl’s rape offer the community a chance to begin healing after the case that was dogged by allegations of a cover-up, according to Ohio’s attorney general. A grand jury on Monday charged a school superintendent and three others with lying or failing to report possible child abuse after an investigation prompted by the rape of the West Virginia girl by two high school football players. “This community is rectifying the problem. This community is taking charge. This community is fixing things. This community is holding people accountable,” Attorney General Mike DeWine said. “That’s what this grand jury did.”
Seven men were wounded, two critically, when gunfire erupted on an Oakland street and continued for several blocks, police said. Officers received reports of a shooting about a block away from Verdese Carter Park around 6:08 p.m. Monday, said Oakland police spokeswoman Johnna Watson. They learned of a second shooting scene nearby when they arrived.
LeBron James will have his favorite Thanksgiving foods — turkey, yams and macaroni and cheese — on his holiday table Thursday. More importantly, that table will be surrounded by his favorite people. If an upside exists to the Miami Heat having to spend Thanksgiving and Christmas on the road, a schedule quirk that the NBA champions are not happy about, it’s that one of those swings is through Cleveland. Miami visits the Cavaliers on Wednesday, and altered its post game travel schedule so James could host Thanksgiving dinner at his northeast Ohio home.
Two arrests have been made in the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Demarius Reed, an Eastern Michigan University football player who was shot while at an off-campus apartment in an alleged robbery attempt. Reed was a communications major from Chicago who was seen as an inspiring young man, according to University President Susan Martin in her statement.
Chicago police officer Dante Servin has been indicted for the 2012 shooting of Rekia Boyd, according to DNA Info. The 45 year old is being charged with involuntary manslaughter, reckless discharge of a firearm and reckless conduct in a case that sparked a wave of national attention.