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EVENING NEWS HEADLINES - APRIL 30, 2013

TEENAGE SHOOTING SUSPECT

A young suspect faces felony charges after a shooting in Toledo last week. Police tell 13abc they believe a 13-year-old shot a man in the leg last Thursday. It happened on East Broadway near Idaho. The teen is charged with tree counts of felonious assault. The victim has since been released from the hospital.

INTERNET CAFES

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says he wants to close down hree more internet cafes. DeWine says the businesses in Wauseon, Van Wert and Austintown were not open prior to a ban on new internet cafes. The attorney general says he believes nearly all internet cafes in Ohio are breaking state gambling laws. Lawmakers passed a moratorium last June. DeWine is calling for a complete ban on Internet cafes in Ohio. But some lawmakers want voters to decide.

CABELA'S TO REOPEN

Cabela's in Dundee is schedule to reopen this Friday after an electrical fire last week shut down the popular store and tourist destination. The fire last Wednesday caused mainly smoke and chemical damage from fire extinguishers to the inventory. The store says it's replaced damaged goods with new items. The store will reopen Friday May 3 at 4pm.

FIREFIGHTER ARRESTED

A Toledo firefighter is accused of trying to force his way inside a woman's home. 59-year-old Thomas Williams faces multiple charges. He's accused of violating a protection order, resisting arrest and obstruction of official business. The department says Williams has been on sick leave since October.

STEUBENVILLE RAPE INVESTIGATION

(AP) - A grand jury in Steubenville has begun its' investigation into whether other laws were broken in the case of a 16-year-old girl raped by two high school football players. Possible crimes being investigated include situations where adults like coaches or school administrators knew of the rape allegation but failed to report it as required by Ohio law.

HEALTH NAVIGATORS

(AP) - The head of Ohio's insurance department is backing a bill to require training and certification for a new group of professionals who will guide consumers through new insurance markets. These so-called health navigators will help educate consumers and small businesses about the online marketplaces created by President Barack Obama's health care law. Open enrollment starts October 1st.

PLAN B MORNING-AFTER PILL

(AP) - The Food and Drug Administration says the Plan B morning-after-pill should be placed on store shelves, not kept behind pharmacy counters. The FDA made the announcement two days before a court-ordered deadline. The emergency contraceptive is now available for girls 15 and over and women without a prescription.

BOMBING SUSPECT'S WIDOW

(AP) - Her lawyers say the widow of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev will ask the Massachusetts medical examiner to release her husband's body to his family. Authorities have said the cause of death has been determined, but it will remain private until Tsarnaev's remains are released and a death certificate is filed. Katherine Russell's lawyer says the widow has met with law enforcement "for many hours over the past week" and will continue cooperating.

RICIN LETTERS

(AP) - Federal prosecutors say ricin was found in the former martial arts studio of the man suspected of sending poison letters to President Barack Obama and other public officials. In a court document made public today, prosecutors says the poison also was discovered on a dust mask and other items James Everett Dutschke was seen carrying out of the studio and throwing in a trash bin.

MICHAEL JACKSON TRIAL

(AP) - A police detective who investigated Michael Jackson's doctor says he found massive evidence the physician was in dire financial straits, and he believed the doctor would do whatever necessary to get paid. Detective Orlando Martinez testified today in the negligence case filed against concert giant AEG Live by the pop star's mother. AEG has denied wrongdoing.

SOCCER REF PUNCHED

(AP) - A referee for a recreational soccer league is in critical condition in a Salt Lake City hospital after being punched in the face by a teenage player who didn't like a call the man made in a weekend game. The 17-year-old has been booked into a juvenile detention center on suspicion of aggravated assault. The charges could be strengthened if the 46-year-old referee's condition worsens.

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