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EVENING NEWS HEADLINES - JANUARY 29. 2013

SUSPECT SHOT

Perrysburg Township police shot a Michigan man after they say he was caught robbing a nearby home. It happened on Thompson Road near Roachton around 11 this morning. Police say James Scott Newman of Grand Rapids, Michigan is still in the hospital. He's now facing burglary and other charges.

NW DISTRICT POLICE STATION

Some Toledo city council members are pushing to re-open the Northwest District Police Station. Council approved $100,000 to fund the project but Mayor Mike Bell's administration says it will not staff the facility. City leaders closed the station last July and Toledo's public safety director says property crime has actually dropped some 54% in the area. The Bell administration says it wants to sell the building.

JUDGE EXONERATED

(AP) - A judge has exonerated a former Ohio police captain who has spent nearly 15 years in prison for his ex-wife's murder. Summit County Court of Common Pleas Judge Judy Hunter today ordered that 66-year-old Doug Prade be set free based on new DNA test results that prove his innocence.

FRIAR STABBED SELF IN HEART

(AP) - A coroner says a Franciscan friar who committed suicide after accusations emerged that he molested students at schools in Ohio and Pennsylvania had stabbed himself in the heart and left a note apologizing for his actions. Blair County Coroner Patricia Ross tells the Altoona Mirror that Brother Stephen Baker's note was "not addressed to anyone specific" but amounted to "an apology for his behavior."

STORM AID

(AP) - President Barack Obama has signed into law a $50.5 billion emergency measure for Superstorm Sandy victims. Obama signed it tonight, minutes after returning to the White House from a visit to Nevada. It took Congress three months after Sandy devastated areas along the East Coast to approve the emergency funding.

KERRY CONFIRMED

(AP) - After five-terms in the Senate, Massachusetts's John Kerry has just two more days there. Kerry was confirmed to be secretary of state by the Senate today. There were just three votes against him. He'll resign Friday afternoon and will replace Hillary Rodham Clinton when he is sworn in.

BARBARA WALTERS CHICKEN POX

(AP) - Barbara Walters is out of the hospital and recovering at home from chicken pox. ABC says the 83-year-old host of "The View" is resting comfortably and "getting stronger." Walters was hospitalized after falling and cutting her head at a pre-inaugural party in Washington ten days ago. She was later diagnosed with chicken pox, which typically hits people when they are children.

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