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Gary selected to receive $500,000 in federal funding

The department announced Friday that Gary is among seven cities receiving Choice Neighborhood Initiative grant designed to help local communities redevelop distressed neighborhoods and public or assisted housing.

A person holds up a sign for justice for Tamir Rice during a news conference Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, in Cleveland. Samaria Rice, the mother of Tamir, a 12-year-old boy fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer, said she wants the police officer convicted for killing her son, who was carrying a pellet gun that police say looked real. Tamir Rice was confronted Nov. 22 when officers responded to a 911 call about someone with a gun near a playground. Surveillance video shows him being shot within 2 seconds of a patrol car stopping nearby. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Police relations panel to hold public forum in Cleveland

The event on Tuesday will be at Cleveland State University. Gov. John Kasich formed the task force after a number of police-involved deaths. A report is scheduled to be issued in May after a series of forums around the state.