Ceremonies in New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania will mark the eleventh anniversary of the 9-11 attacks today. The September 11th memorials began early Tuesday morning when a large American flag was unfurled over the side of the Pentagon. It's a tribute to those who did the same the morning of September 12, 2011. In New York, families of 9-11 victims will read aloud the names of their loved ones. And in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, luminaries lit the wall where the names of the 40 victims of United Flight 93 are etched in stone. There is good news coming out of Washington for first responders, and a last minute deal means a key piece of the 9-11 Memorial is back on track. The 9-11 Foundation and the states of New York and New Jersey reached an agreement Monday night that will allow construction to resume for the 9-11 Museum. Organizers say a museum is necessary to tell the whole story of what took place eleven years ago. Click here for a slideshow of local ceremonies.
The Cuyahoga County prosecutor has ruled the deadly police shooting on April 11, 2012, at the Cracker Barrel Restaurant located on Tiedeman Road was justified and officers followed proper procedure. Brooklyn Police Officers responded after a domestic dispute call was made from the restaurant. Shortly after arriving on scene Kevin Allen, 51, of Strongsville, took the lives of his estranged wife, Katerina Allen, 42, and two of his daughters, Kayla, 10, and Kerri, 9. The Officer's then shot and killed Allen as he brandished a loaded shotgun. Prosecutor Mason stated, "After reviewing the facts surrounding this tragic case my Office found that the Officer's actions throughout this incident were appropriate."
Warming up for the 2012-13 season, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Lake Erie Monsters are searching for hometown harmony to audition for an opportunity to stand center stage and have the honor of performing the national anthem in front of fans at The Q! Interested candidates are invited to stop by Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday, September 22nd from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., where the Cavaliers and Monsters game presentation management teams will hold open auditions for vocalists and brass musicians who can hit all the right notes! Registration for the Cavs and Monsters national anthem auditions is free and open to vocal and brass soloists, duets, trios and quartets of all ages. Doors open at 9:00 a.m. and all audition applicants are encouraged to arrive early to The Q's Arcade Entrance for registration and check-in. Candidates who are registered before noon will be guaranteed an audition. Performers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.