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Radioactive water leak, a hiker rescue and electric car chargers: News Around Your Area

Rebecca Reis | Web Editor Published: January 21, 2014 4:25 PM
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Here are today's headlines from around Northeast Ohio, including a tritium leak at Perry Nuclear Power Plant, a Firestone High School graduate rescued from a New Hampshire mountain and two Summit County cities who installed electric car chargers for travelers.

ELECTRIC CARS: Two Summit County cities are the first in Ohio to instal Tesla superchargers, which allow owners of Tesla electric cars to charge for free, according to the Akron Beacon Journal. Stations in Macedonia and Maumee opened last week near the Ohio Turnpike, where drivers can get a 30-minute charge and shop or eat in town. Click here to read more at Ohio.com.

CLEVELAND SHOOTING: A suspect in the killing of a 5-year-old girl in a Cleveland shooting was arrested Tuesday, according to the Northeast Ohio Media Group. Geoffrey Gurkovich, 32, is suspected of shooting both 5-year-old Jermani Brooks and her 33-year-old mother Noni Brooks in the head Sunday night while they were sitting in their cars before fleeing the scene. Noni Brooks was upgraded to "good" condition at MetroHealth Medical Center Tuesday. Click here to read more at Cleveland.com.

AKRON HIKER: A 996 Firestone High School grad was one of four hikers rescued from a snow storm on Mount Washington in New Hampshire Monday, according to the Akron Beacon Journal. Kelly Sloan, 36, and her hiking companions were descending the mountain and were separated from a larger group of 10 when a storm created 65 mph wind gusts, low visibility and ground blizzards. The group was saved when they called 911 and activated a GPS to help a rescue team locate them. Click here to read more at Ohio.com.

COUNTERFEIT ARREST: A 24-year-old Canton woman was arrested Monday for allegedly printing counterfeit money and spending it at a Speedway gas station, according to the Canton Repository. She allegedly spent about $120 of the fake money before being caught by Stark County sheriff's deputies, who seized a printer, paper cutter, paper stock and more counterfeit money during her arrest. Click here to read more at CantonRep.com.

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