🌱 Jayland Walker Videos + First-Ever Transplant + School Arson

Good morning! Did everybody keep their wits and their fingers over the 4th of July weekend? Good! 🧨 πŸ–οΈ I’m here with your Tuesday edition of the Cleveland Daily, filled with everything you need to know right now.

  • Jayland Walker shooting videos released
  • Cleveland Clinic transplanted five organs into one man at the same time
  • Reward offered in Catholic school arson fire

We’ve got a King James bobblehead and a President Biden visit to Cleveland in our lineup, too.

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Akron On Edge After Jayland Walker Shooting Videos Released To Public

Jayland Walker, 25, of Akron (Family photo)

1) Bodycam video shows Jayland Walker fell to the ground one second after Akron police began firing at the 25-year-old food delivery driver. Police fired for six more seconds, getting off 90 shots and striking Walker 60 times, according to investigators. Walker was unarmed when he was shot but had left a weapon in his car.

The nation’s eyes are on Akron as Ohio authorities probe Walker’s death at the hands of eight officers last week. On Monday, Akron canceled all Fourth of July festivities and issued a curfew, which will remain in place for the foreseeable future. The city released dashcam and body camera videos on Sunday. Protests and some violence ensued, leading to the judgment of 50 people.

These five stories include the latest news you need to know about the Jayland Walker case:

  • 7 seconds of shooting: What 13 police videos show (Akron Beacon Journal)
  • Akron orders curfew, cancels fireworks after overnight damage (3News WKYC)
  • About 50 people arrested after protests turn destructive (ideastream.org)
  • Jayland Walker reportedly part of another police pursuit less than 24 hours before death (Fox 8 News)
  • Politicians, athletes and organizations react to death of Jayland Walker (3News WKYC)

2) Cleveland Clinic announced on Monday that seven surgeons completed a first-in-the-world multi-organ transplant to treat a critically ill patient with a rare appendix cancer. The 32-year-old man received five digestive organs: liver, stomach, pancreas, duodenum, and small intestine. The transplant took place in September, and the patient is now cancer free.
Cleveland Clinic Newsroom

3) An explosion and fire at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School in Lorain last Thursday has been ruled an arson. The state fire marshal is investigating. A $5,000 reward has been offered. This is the second arson fire this year at a Catholic school. St. Anthony of Padua in Parma caught fire in February. No one has been arrested in either arson.

3News WKYC and YouTube video of the fire

(Photo courtesy Foco.com)

4) Lebron James has a new bobblehead that honors his unique status as the first NBA player to reach 30,000 points, 10,000 rebounds and 10,000 assists. He reached that incredible milestone on March 13. James and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar are the only players in NBA history who rank among the top 50 in all three categories. James, in his 19th NBA season. has played for his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers (twice), the Miami Heat and now the Los Angeles Lakers.

President Joe Biden talks with an employee as he holds an ice cream cone at Honey Hut Ice Cream, Thursday, May 27, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

5) President Joe Biden will talk about his economic agenda in Cleveland on Wednesday as consumer prices keep rising, gas prices hit record highs, and layoff announcements pepper the news. Biden wants to talk about “building the economy from the bottom up and the middle out” with programs and policies focused on the middle class. US Sen. Sherrod Brown will be at Biden’s event. In Biden’s last visit to Cleveland, in May 2021, he also talked about the working class and the economy β€” and he sampled some Honey Hut ice cream.


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5 Headlines You Need To See

  • Dozens march in Downtown Cleveland on July 4 against abortion ban (News 5 Cleveland WEWS)
  • Man accused of stabbing mother, grandmother to death in Seven Hills; brother also hospitalized (3News WKYC)
  • Suspected drunken driver charged in Solon crash that killed girlfriend, injured 2 children (Cleveland 19 News)
  • Parma’s North Coast Nostalgia comics shop celebrating 40th anniversary (cleveland.com)
  • Ohio fugitive charged by US Marshals of leading police on multiple car chases (Cleveland 19 News)

5 Things To Do

  • Asian Lantern Festival presented by Meijer at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo begins Wednesday, July 6, and runs through Aug. 17. This year’s festival will feature live performances, including acrobatics, every hour on the Fifth Third Bank Stage. This year’s displays include a variety of animals. More info and ticket pricing
  • The Beatles: Get Back to Let It Be is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s newest exhibit. Explore the legacy of the Fab Four with film clips, audio, custom projections, original instruments, clothing and handwritten lyrics. Tickets, $20 to $30. Cleveland residents get in free. More info
  • Mission Botanica at Holden Arboretum, 9550 Sperry Rd, Kirtland, runs through Sept. 5. Walk through a family-friendly interactive maze and learn about the importance of plant biodiversity. You can climb, leap and fly as you learn about many of the plants and trees in the collection. Tickets range from $12 to $16. More info
  • Kevin Hart: Reality Check comedy show is coming to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouseCleveland, on Sunday, July 10, at 6 pm More info
  • Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations, opens Tuesday, July 12, at the KeyBank State Theater. Nominated for 12 Tony Awards, Ain’t Too Proud tells the thrilling story of brotherhood, family, loyalty, and betrayal, as the group’s personal and political conflicts threatened to tear them apart during a decade of civil unrest in America. The show runs through July 31. Tickets range from $10 to $119. More info

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Cleveland Chatter

  • “Just in case you forgot, Triston McKenzie had a 1-hit game. 😀” (Cleveland Guardians via Instagram)
  • “Peabody the charismatic goober would love to meet you! Peabody is a smarty-pants but also an exuberant goofball. He is eager to greet new friends, and he knows how to work a crowd with his charms.” (City Dogs Cleveland via Facebook)
  • Our friends at the Cleveland Clinic perform world-famous, life-saving surgery. And they share fun facts about your toots: πŸ’¨ “By the time you finish reading this article, it’s possible you unknowingly passed gas. Seriously, it’s true. The average person lets some air escape from their nether regions more than 20 times a day. (Cleveland Clinic via Facebook)

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