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Authorities are hoping a reward will help them capture the man accused of shooting an elderly man at random Sunday and posting the grizzly footage on Facebook. Mayor Frank Jackson is asking anyone with information on Steve Stephens to come forward.

Authorities are hoping a reward will help them capture the man accused of shooting an elderly man at random Sunday and posting the grizzly footage on Facebook. Mayor Frank Jackson is asking anyone with information on Steve Stephens to come forward.

“There is an award of up to $50,000 for the arrest of Mr. Steve Stephens. The money comes from the FBI, the ATF and the marshal's service.”

This story was updated at 3:34 p.m., April 17: Authorities are offering a $50,000 reward as the search for Steve Stephens stretches past 24 hours.

There's still’s no sign of the Facebook shooter Steve Stephens, who posted a video of himself targeting and killing an elderly Cleveland man yesterday afternoon.

More help is coming for people caught up in Cuyahoga County’s growing opioid epidemic. The YMCA of Greater Cleveland has received funding to add beds to its transitional housing program for recovering addicts.

The executive director of the Y-Haven program, Ed Gemerchak, says the $200,000 from the Cleveland Foundation is a big boost to the 23-year-old program, which now serves 113 homeless men.

Cleveland City Council is expected to vote tonight on committing the city’s share of funds to help pay for $140 million in upgrades to Quicken Loans Arena.  Backers say the 22-year-old arena must be modernized to stay competitive and attract events that generate money for the entire community.  But if the measure passes as expected, opponents may try to stop it on the ballot.

The Cleveland Indians home opener yesterday marked the 24th consecutive time the event has sold out at Progressive Field. But the fans expectations for the season are higher after the team nearly won the World Series last year. 

A brass band welcomed fans to the home opener at Progressive Field, where the Tribe lost game seven of the series last season. Maria Contini of Dover says this season’s goal is simple.

The opioid epidemic has intensified the call for alternatives to narcotics for people with acute and chronic pain.

In last week’s State of the State, Ohio Governor John Kasich said he wants to put more money toward finding other options. He recommended devoting $20 million to help Ohio researchers develop new technologies to fight pain.

The defending American League Champion Cleveland Indians’ home opener is tomorrow afternoon against the Chicago White Sox. WKSU’s Kevin Niedermier takes a look at some what fans can expect.

Downtown Cleveland has about 300 restaurants and cafes to serve the area’s growing population and tourism trade. Downtown officials are not concerned that more eateries will over-saturate that market.

A campaign to combat prescription opioid addiction, and believed to be the first in the country, kicked off today in Cuyahoga County. The education effort includes coordinated ads and special print and broadcast programing, with input from a wide range of resources.

Cleveland’s agreement with the Justice Department to reform the city’s police force is one of 14 across the country U.S. Attorney General  Jeff Sessions wants to review. Sessions says such consent decrees taint entire police departments because of a few bad cops. But as WKSU’s Kevin Niedermier reports, Cleveland officials believe the 2015 agreement remains the best path to real reform.

Starting tomorrow, the speed limit on county roads in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park will go down from 55 miles per hour to 35. 

This year’s early spring has put a slight dent in Northeast Ohio’s overall maple syrup yield. But for producers who tapped their trees early, it has been a good season.

President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to the U.S. EPA are raising concerns about federal help for cleaning up and reclaiming brownfields. One organization closely watching the potential loss of funding helps developers with brownfield sites in Summit County.

The city of Akron is replacing its paper-based personnel files with a software package to monitor the behavior of its safety forces. City council this week approved spending $43,000 for the program to track the use of force, tardiness, public complaints and other matters. 

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