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  • Police: Half-naked driver crashes car into Ohio store to get beer

    May 11, 2017 9:18 AM

    ROCKY RIVER - Police in suburban Cleveland say a half-naked man intentionally crashed his car into a closed convenience store to get beer, injuring himself and a store employee. Rocky River police say the 45-year-old driver was wearing nothing from the waist down when he crashed through a store wall... more »
  • Guitar left behind due to luggage fee causes security scare

    May 4, 2017 10:22 AM

    CLEVELAND - Police say an unattended bag that led security officials to temporarily close part of Cleveland Hopkins International Airport was a guitar left behind by a man who couldn't afford the luggage fee for it. A police spokeswoman tells Cleveland.com that prosecutors will decide whether to pursue any charges... more »
  • Funeral for Facebook shooting victim scheduled in Ohio

    April 19, 2017 12:40 PM

    CLEVELAND- The family of a man killed in a shooting that was broadcast on Facebook says his funeral will be Saturday. Seventy-four-year-old Robert Godwin Sr. was gunned down Sunday afternoon while collecting aluminum cans shortly after spending time with some of his children for Easter. The man who randomly killed... more »
  • Man sought in Cleveland Facebook killing is dead

    April 18, 2017 8:01 AM

    CLEVELAND - Pennsylvania State Police say the suspect in the random killing of a Cleveland retiree posted on Facebook has shot and killed himself after a brief pursuit. State police say Steve Stephens was spotted Tuesday morning by state police in Erie County, in the state's northwest corner. Authorities say... more »
  • A 1-15 record earned Browns top pick in April's NFL draft

    January 2, 2017 4:12 PM

    NEW YORK - A 1-15 record earned the Cleveland Browns the top pick in April's NFL draft. Since returning to the league as an expansion franchise in 1999, the Browns twice have used the No. 1 overall selection. In their first season, they chose Kentucky quarterback Tim Couch. The next... more »
  • LeBron James chosen Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of Year

    December 1, 2016 10:20 AM

    INDEPENDENCE - LeBron James has been chosen Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of the Year after leading the Cavaliers to an NBA title and ending Cleveland's 52-year championship drought. James rallied the Cavs in the NBA Finals to defeat the favored Golden State Warriors, who won 73 games during the regular season.... more »
  • Browns trading linebacker, former LSU player Barkevious Mingo to Patriots

    August 25, 2016 7:50 PM

    CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Browns are trading disappointing linebacker Barkevious Mingo to the New England Patriots for a 2017 fifth-round pick. The Browns selected Mingo with the No. 6 pick in 2013. The former LSU standout has recorded just seven sacks in three seasons and spent much of last season... more »
  • GOP convention ends quietly with few arrests after protests

    July 22, 2016 11:11 AM

    CLEVELAND - Cleveland has breathed a sigh of relief as the Republican convention concluded with about two dozen arrests over four days thanks to a massive police presence and protesters' own concerns for their safety. City officials and police who braced for mass disruptions and violence during this summer of... more »
  • Trump accepts GOP nomination, addresses police shooting in Baton Rouge

    July 21, 2016 11:16 PM

    CLEVELAND, OH - Donald Trump officially accepted the GOP nomination for President of the United States Thursday night at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Trump was introduced by his daughter Ivanka, Trump took the stage, accepted the nomination and laid out his platform for this fall's campaign. He... more »
  • Cleveland gets ready for Republican National Convention

    July 16, 2016 9:29 PM

    CLEVELAND - Two days out from the official start of the Republican National Convention, security in downtown Cleveland appears ready for the thousands of political delegates and news media heading to the city. Vehicle and pedestrian traffic began thickening Saturday on the city's main thoroughfares and traversing downtown has become... more »
  • US officials cite potential for violence at GOP convention

    July 14, 2016 11:21 AM

    WASHINGTON - Senior U.S. national security officials say they are worried about the potential for violence at the Republican National Convention to be held in Cleveland next week. During congressional testimony Thursday, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said he's concerned that demonstrations outside the convention hall may get out... more »
  • Cleveland relaxes rules on protest marches at GOP convention

    June 29, 2016 1:21 PM

    CLEVELAND - Cleveland has relaxed its rules on protest marches and rallies at the Republican National Convention after a federal judge determined last week that the city's regulations violated the right of free expression. Cleveland's Board of Control amended the rules Wednesday, changing the parade route in downtown Cleveland and... more »
  • Cleveland parties as Cavs' NBA title celebrated with parade

    June 22, 2016 3:03 PM

    CLEVELAND - A parade held somewhere else for more than a half-century is rolling through Cleveland. No longer the butt of jokes, it's a title town again. Hundreds of thousands of fans, some arriving Tuesday night to camp on the sidewalk for the best view, are lining the downtown streets... more »
  • Trump: 'It would be helpful' if Republicans would help him

    June 18, 2016 5:13 PM

    LAS VEGAS - Donald Trump is railing against continued efforts by some frustrated Republicans planning a last-ditch effort to try to thwart him from becoming the party's nominee. Speaking at a rally in Las Vegas Saturday afternoon, Trump referred to "a little movement" ''coming from people that have been badly... more »
  • Police: Georgia man arrested selling fake NBA Finals tickets

    June 14, 2016 5:21 PM

    ATLANTA - Police say a Georgia man fouled out after he sold $2,100 worth of fake tickets to Game 4 of the NBA Finals and was arrested outside Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena. Cleveland police's Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia says Matthew Cubbage of Cobb County sold three tickets to Friday night's Cleveland... more »
  • Warriors star Draymond Green suspended for Game 5

    June 13, 2016 12:55 AM

    OAKLAND, CA - Golden State star Draymond Green has been suspended for Game 5 of the NBA Finals after the league assessed a Flagrant 1 foul from his scuffle with Cleveland's LeBron James. The NBA announced the retroactive decision Sunday, issuing James a technical on the fourth-quarter play Friday in... more »
  • Warriors beat Cavaliers; 1 win away from repeat

    June 11, 2016 12:20 AM

    CLEVELAND, OH - Stephen Curry scored 38 points and Klay Thompson had 25 to help Golden State to a 108-97 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Friday night, moving the Warriors within one victory of a second straight championship. After struggling through the... more »
  • Cleveland authorities to tout convention preparedness

    May 28, 2016 4:52 PM

    CLEVELAND - City officials plan to present an overview of security preparation for this summer's Republican National Convention in Cleveland, seeking to counter continuing concerns about readiness to host the event expected to bring 50,000 visitors to northeast Ohio. A press release from Mayor Frank Jackson's office said Tuesday's session... more »
  • Cleveland settles lawsuit over Tamir Rice shooting for $6M

    April 25, 2016 9:38 AM

    CLEVELAND - The city of Cleveland has reached a $6 million settlement in a lawsuit over the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, a black boy shot by a white police officer while playing with a pellet gun. An order filed in U.S. District Court in Cleveland on Monday says... more »
  • Official's Facebook post said he wished he'd shot Tamir Rice

    March 18, 2016 3:26 PM

    CLEVELAND - An emergency medical services supervisor has been fired for a Facebook post saying he was glad a 12-year-old black boy fatally shot by a white Cleveland officer was dead. The city confirmed the termination of EMS Capt. Jamie Marquardt on Friday. WJW-TV first reported Marquardt's Facebook post about... more »
  • Police could finish Johnny Manziel case by next week

    February 20, 2016 2:58 PM

    DALLAS - Dallas police say they could conclude their domestic violence investigation of Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel by late next week. Police spokesman Maj. Midge Boyle said Saturday that investigators have reviewed medical records provided by Colleen Crowley, Manziel's ex-girlfriend. Crowley told police Manziel hit her and dragged her... more »
  • Water distributed in Ohio village after testing finds lead

    January 23, 2016 3:07 PM

    SEBRING, Ohio - Volunteers are distributing water this weekend to residents of a northeast Ohio village after tests found lead levels that exceed federal standards. WFMJ-TV in Youngstown reports the American Red Cross and others distributed bottled water Friday night to some of the 8,100 people affected by elevated levels... more »
  • First of three tough games for Cleveland

    January 12, 2016 10:57 AM

    UNDATED - The NBA Eastern Conference leading Cleveland Cavaliers open a big trip through Texas tonight with a game against the Mavericks. Following this evening's contest the LeBron James led squad is at San Antonio Thursday and then at Houston Friday night. Those three contests will conclude a six-game... more »
  • Prosecutors defend urging no charges in Tamir Rice shooting

    December 30, 2015 1:17 PM

    CLEVELAND - Prosecutors in Cleveland are defending their decision to recommend that a grand jury not bring charges against two officers in the shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. Cuyahoga County prosecutor Tim McGinty says his office was required ethically to tell the grand jury they didn't think a conviction was... more »
  • Attorneys defend officers in Tamir Rice shooting

    December 29, 2015 12:00 PM

    CLEVELAND - Attorneys for the two Cleveland police officers who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice say the officers' actions were based on what they knew at the time. On Monday, a grand jury determined the two shouldn't face criminal charges. Frank Garmback was the officer who drove the... more »
  • Feds will continue review of Tamir Rice case

    December 28, 2015 3:46 PM

    CLEVELAND - A spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office says an independent civil rights investigation is continuing in the Tamir Rice case. Michael Tobin says the federal probe is ongoing despite a Cuyahoga County grand jury on Monday declining to indict the officer who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir on... more »
  • Family: Charges unlikely in killing of Tamir Rice by police

    December 27, 2015 2:27 PM

    CLEVELAND - Nearly 400 days after a white Cleveland police officer fatally shot a black 12-year-old carrying a pellet gun, his family believes it's unlikely officers will be indicted. A decision on whether to charge two white officers in the death of Tamir Rice could come any day. It's one... more »
  • Trucker accused as serial killer

    October 14, 2015 8:49 PM

    CLEVELAND, OHIO- A trucker's driving history is being investigated after he was indicted for four murders that came 18 years apart. Authorities say they want to know more about where and when Robert Rembert worked during those years. The county prosecutor's office says they know he drove all over Ohio... more »
  • Janis Joplin's psychedelic Porsche

    September 15, 2015 9:13 PM

    CLEVELAND, OHIO- Rock icon Janis Joplin sang about wanting someone to buy her a Mercedes Benz but in real life she drove a Porsche and it is on the auction bloc in New York. The car is a wildly painted 1965 Porsche 356C Cabriolet. It will be sold by... more »
  • FACT CHECK: Truth vs exaggeration in GOP presidential debate

    August 7, 2015 11:49 AM

    WASHINGTON - The 10 Republican presidential hopefuls who took to the stage for their first debate in Cleveland faced a daunting task in distinguishing themselves among a sprawling field of candidates. Along the way, they puffed up their own records in office and public life and veered occasionally from the... more »
  • Boy with fake gun dies after shot by officer

    November 23, 2014 11:22 AM

    CLEVELAND - A 12-year-old boy brandishing what turned out to be a fake gun is dead after being shot by a Cleveland police officer. An attorney for the family says the boy died early Sunday morning at a hospital. The shooting happened Saturday after officers responded to reports of a... more »
  • Plane crashes after takeoff, kills four Play Video

    August 26, 2014 3:27 AM

    WILLOUGHBY HILLS, OH - Police say a plane has crashed shortly after takeoff at a regional airport, killing four people about 15 miles northeast of Cleveland. The plane crashed around 10 p.m. Monday after taking off from the Cuyahoga County Airport. It happened near the intersection of Bishop Road and... more »
  • Source: Wolves get Louisiana native Young as part of Love trade

    August 22, 2014 1:53 AM

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - The Minnesota Timberwolves have secured the final piece they were looking for in a blockbuster Kevin Love trade. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Timberwolves will receive Philadelphia 76ers power forward and New Orleans native Thaddeus Young as part... more »
  • Obama opens Gay Games with surprise video message

    August 10, 2014 11:07 AM

    CLEVELAND - President Barack Obama has helped kick off the international Gay Games in Cleveland with a surprise video message shown at the opening ceremonies. Obama welcomed athletes, coaches, families and spectators from around the world to Ohio and the United States as the event began Saturday night. The president... more »
  • Manziel expected to see action

    August 9, 2014 12:34 PM

    Cleveland fans will get their first look at Johnny Football under fire. Top draft pick Johnny Manziel is expected to see action in the Browns' exhibition game against Detroit tonight. His performance could go a long way in determining if Manziel is close to challenging Brian Hoyer for the starting... more »
  • LeBron apologizes to neighbors, sends cupcakes

    July 23, 2014 6:10 AM

    BATH, OH - LeBron James has sent cupcakes to his neighbors to apologize for the ruckus caused by the announcement of his homecoming earlier this month. Cleveland Cavaliers fans and journalists arrived en masse to the NBA star's Akron area home to await his July 11 decision on whether he... more »

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