New coach, Warmer temps, Teen rape suspect, Flu outbreak - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

New coach, Warmer temps, Teen rape suspect, Flu outbreak

Rob Chudzinski has been tabbed as the next head coach of the Cleveland Browns. 

A news conference will be held at 11 a.m. in Berea.  You can watch it live and chat about it throughout the afternoon. Beginning at 4 p.m. check out former Browns player, Hanford Dixon on the chat.

He comes to Cleveland after spending the past two seasons, 2011 and 2012, as the offensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers.

A surge of warm air continues to invade the area.  Temperatures this afternoon will climb into the mid 50s.  Saturday will be dry with sunshine, and the big news, highs in the low and mid 60s!!!

An outbreak of a serious strain of the flu virus is spreading quickly across the U.S. At least 41 states are reporting widespread flu cases weeks ahead of the usual peak flu season and more people are going to the hospital due to illness.

Steubenville High School has been thrown in the spotlight, and not in a good way.  Two high school football players have been charged with the rape of a 16-year-old girl. Videos began to surface of other teens describing the whole incident.

The attorney of one of the teens charged says his client is an exceptional young man who is now overwhelmed.

Attorney Walter Madison says social media has intimidated witnesses who are crucial to his  client's case.

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