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  • Park to rename coaster if Lebron goes to Cleveland

    July 9, 2014 8:18 PM

    SANDUSKY, Ohio - NBA superstar LeBron James has one more offer to consider in deciding where to play next season: Ohio's Cedar Point amusement park is promising to rename one of its roller coasters "King James" if he returns home to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers. A park spokesman says... more »
  • Arrested for holding a sign

    June 18, 2014 7:57 PM

    CLEVELAND, OHIO- A man who held a sign warning drivers of a DUI checkpoint claims his free speech rights were violated when he was cited by police. Douglas Odolecki held a sign that said: "Check point ahead! Turn now!" Police say the city attorney says the part of the... more »
  • Manziel-Mania arrives in Cleveland

    May 9, 2014 2:38 PM

    BEREA - Johnny Manziel expects life in the NFL to be even crazier than college. Selected in the first round of the draft by the Cleveland Browns, Manziel was introduced Friday to a soundtrack of whirring cameras as he took the initial steps of his pro career. Humble and self-assured,... more »
  • Browns fire head coach Rob Chudzinski

    December 29, 2013 10:57 PM

    CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Browns have fired coach Rob Chudzinski following one season, which started promising but ended with a seven-game losing streak. Chudzinski had only been in place since Jan. 11, when the Ohio native and lifelong Browns fan was hired for his dream position by owner Jimmy Haslam... more »
  • Indians sign free agent OF Murphy to 2-year deal

    November 25, 2013 9:03 AM

    CLEVELAND- The Indians have signed free agent outfielder David Murphy to a two-year contract with a club option for 2016. Murphy agreed to terms on the deal last week and completed it after passing his physical over the weekend. The 32-year-old has a career .275 average with 86 home runs.... more »
  • Browns' rookie Mingo cleared to play

    September 11, 2013 11:02 AM

    BEREA, Oh. - Browns rookie linebacker Barkevious Mingo has been cleared to play and is expected his NFL debut this week after being sidelined with a bruised lung. Mingo was injured during an Aug. 15 exhibition against Detroit while covering a kickoff. He experienced shortness of breath, spit up some... more »
  • Idiot sign punishment

    September 3, 2013 7:33 PM

    CLEVELAND, OHIO- An apology is an apology, even if its ordered by a judge. A man in Cleveland has to stand next to a police station with a sign describing himself as an idiot for threatening officers. A judge ordered 58-year-old Richard Dameron to stand outside the station with a... more »
  • Former LSU player Mingo still in hospital

    August 16, 2013 3:39 PM

    CLEVELAND - Former LSU standout Barkevious Mingo remains hospitalized after suffering a bruised lung in an exhibition game for the Cleveland Browns. Mingo, the No. 6 overall pick in this year's draft, is at The Cleveland Clinic. Browns coach Rob Chudzinski says the rookie linebacker will spend at least one... more »
  • Braves, Tigers try to extend streaks

    August 7, 2013 10:29 AM

    UNDATED - The runaway train that is the Atlanta Braves will try to add to its 12-game winning streak when it continues its series with Washington tonight. The Braves' winning ways coupled with the Nationals' free fall has put the Braves a commanding 14 ½ games ahead in the NL... more »
  • Demolition begins on Ohio house in kidnapping case

    August 7, 2013 7:42 AM

    CLEVELAND - Demolition has begun on the Cleveland house where three women were held captive and raped over a decade. The house is being torn down as part of a deal that spared Ariel Castro a possible death sentence. He was sentenced last week to life in prison plus... more »
  • Fan requests Browns players as pallbearers

    July 8, 2013 9:31 PM

    CLEVELAND - The Browns are giving a jersey to the family of a fan who asked for six players to serve as pallbearers at his funeral. Scott E. Entsminger, 55, of Mansfield, Ohio, died on July 4 at his home. In his obituary in the Columbus Dispatch, Entsminger, a lifelong... more »
  • AL Central battle highlight schedule

    July 5, 2013 10:26 AM

    UNDATED - A weekend showdown between the top two teams in the AL Central gets underway tonight in Cleveland where the Tigers are visiting. Detroit has won three in a row to help take a game-and-a-half lead over the Indians. Justin Masterson gets the nod for the home team, trying... more »
  • Cleveland kidnapping suspect competent for trial

    July 3, 2013 9:55 AM

    CLEVELAND - A man charged with holding three women captive in his Cleveland home for about a decade and raping them has been found competent to stand trial. A Cuyahoga County judge said during a hearing Wednesday that an examination found that 52-year-old Ariel Castro is mentally able to understand... more »
  • Castro pleads not guilty in Ohio kidnap case

    June 12, 2013 8:19 AM

    CLEVELAND - A Cleveland man has pleaded not guilty to holding three women captive in his home for a decade and raping them. 52-year-old Ariel Castro was arraigned Wednesday on an indictment charging him with murder, kidnapping and rape in more than 300 counts. The murder charge involves... more »
  • Lawyers: Ohio kidnap suspect will plead not guilty

    May 15, 2013 9:50 AM

    CLEVELAND - The attorneys for a Cleveland man accused of keeping three women in captivity for about a decade say he will plead not guilty. Attorneys Craig Weintraub and Jay Schlachet say that suspect Ariel Castro has been portrayed as a "monster" in the media, and after meeting with him... more »
  • Man dies after crash to avoid golf cart

    May 14, 2013 11:37 AM

    HOUMA - State police say a man died nearly a week after he crashed his SUV in an effort to avoid a golf cart driven by a teenager who, authorities say, had been drinking. The Courier reports that 63-year-old Cleveland Towns from Montegut died Saturday. He had been hospitalized after... more »
  • Cleveland story sparks hope for missing La. teen

    May 9, 2013 8:46 AM

    LAFAYETTE- A volunteer who has helped in the search for a missing Lafayette Parish teenager says she has drawn hope from the sight of three young kidnap victims being reunited with their families in Cleveland. The Lafayette girl, Keiosha Felix, has been missing since April of 2012. Volunteer organizer Tammy... more »
  • Frantic 911 call leads to 3 missing women in Ohio

    May 7, 2013 8:10 AM

    CLEVELAND - The three women who disappeared a decade ago in Cleveland and were found alive are out of the hospital. Metro Health Medical Center says all three were released Tuesday morning. A frantic 911 call led police to a house near downtown Cleveland, where the three women... more »
  • Browns select Mingo with sixth pick

    April 25, 2013 8:23 PM

    BEREA, Ohio - The Cleveland Browns have selected LSU linebacker Barkevious (bar-kee-vous) Mingo with the No. 6 overall pick in their first NFL draft under owner Jimmy Haslam. The 6-foot-4, 241-pound Mingo played defensive end in college, but will likely be used as an outside pass rusher by the Browns,... more »
  • Cavs G Kyrie Irving cleared to return vs Hornets Sunday

    March 31, 2013 4:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Cavaliers All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving has been cleared to play after missing eight games with a strained left shoulder. Irving will be active and is expected to play Sunday night against the Hornets. The 21-year-old has been sidelined since March 15, when he hurt his left... more »
  • Heat storm back for 24th straight win

    March 21, 2013 9:52 AM

    CLEVELAND - The Miami Heat seem to be able to switch on their game anytime they want. Two days after winning their 23rd straight game by overcoming a 17-point deficit at Boston, the streaking Heat rallied from 27 down in the third quarter to shock Cleveland 98-95. The win... more »
  • Tagliabue overturns Saints suspensions

    December 11, 2012 12:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has overturned the suspensions of four current and former New Orleans Saints players in the league's bounty investigation of the club. Tagliabue, however, found that the players' conduct was detrimental to the league. He says they participated in a performance pool that... more »
  • Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray doubtful for Browns

    November 16, 2012 11:01 AM

    IRVING, Texas - Injured Dallas running back DeMarco Murray is unlikely to return from a four-game absence Sunday against Cleveland. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Friday that Murray is doing more each day in recovering from a sprained right foot but is doubtful this weekend. Murray injured the foot while... more »
  • Sentence wraps up for Ohio woman with 'idiot' sign

    November 14, 2012 8:07 AM

    CLEVELAND - A woman sentenced to stand at the curb with an embarrassing sign for driving on the sidewalk past a stopped school bus has served out the second half of her two-hour punishment. The sentencing judge, unhappy that Shena Hardin was smoking and texting during Tuesday's hour, had... more »
  • Woman who drove on sidewalk must wear 'idiot' sign

    November 7, 2012 12:40 PM

    CLEVELAND - A woman caught on camera driving on a sidewalk to avoid a Cleveland school bus that was unloading children will have to stand at an intersection wearing a sign warning about idiots. Court records show a Cleveland Municipal Court judge on Monday ordered 32-year-old Shena Hardin to stand... more »
  • Amish guilty of hate crimes

    September 20, 2012 7:36 PM

    Members of an Amish breakaway group in Ohio were found guilty of hate crimes for beard and hair cutting attacks in a dispute over religious differences. Their leader, Samuel Mullet Sr. and his family members, were among 16 people who were on trial in Cleveland. They all face prison terms... more »
  • Ohio man indicted in Batman movie weapons case

    August 14, 2012 3:31 PM

    CLEVELAND - An Ohio man arrested with a loaded gun, ammunition and knives at a showing of the latest Batman movie has been indicted on three weapons counts. A Cleveland grand jury returned the indictment Monday against 37-year-old Scott A. Smith, of North Ridgeville, on two concealed weapon counts and... more »
  • Ex-heavyweight boxer Jimmy Bivins dies at 92

    July 5, 2012 12:50 PM

    CLEVELAND - Jimmy Bivins, a heavyweight boxer in the 1940s and 1950s who defeated some of the greatest fighters of his time, has died at 92. Bivins' family says he died of complications from pneumonia Wednesday at an East Cleveland nursing home. Jerry Nelson, the wife of Bivins' nephew, says... more »
  • Browns' Fujita says bounty charges "not true"

    May 22, 2012 2:38 PM

    BEREA, Ohio - Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita says he is innocent in the New Orleans Saints' bounty scandal. Fujita, who spent four seasons with New Orleans, was suspended for three games by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for his alleged involvement in the pay-for-hits program. Fujita said he knows what... more »
  • $1M bond for Ohio woman charged in odd stabbing

    May 21, 2012 12:25 PM

    CLEVELAND - A judge has set $1 million bond for a Cleveland woman charged with murder in a bizarre stabbing. Police say 29-year-old Kimberly Black stabbed her best friend, who then tried to drive away, striking and killing Black's 2-year-old daughter. Black stared at the floor with her hands behind... more »
  • 5 arrested in alleged bombing plot

    May 1, 2012 9:37 AM

    WASHINGTON- The Justice Department said five men were arrested in a plot to bomb a bridge outside of Cleveland. A department official said the five men are self-described anarchists and are not tied to international terrorism. The men were taken into custody as part of an undercover operation... more »
  • Ohio couple get 8 years in son's cancer death

    February 17, 2012 12:39 PM

    CLEVELAND - A judge has handed down eight-year prison terms for the parents of an 8-year-old Ohio boy who died from Hodgkin lymphoma after suffering for months from undiagnosed swollen glands. The Cuyahoga County Common Pleas judge handed down the maximum sentences Thursday for 37-year-old Monica Hussing and 40-year-old William... more »
  • State rests case in slayings of 11 Cleveland women

    July 18, 2011 12:24 PM

    CLEVELAND - The prosecution has rested its case in the trial of a Cleveland man charged with killing 11 women and dumping their remains around his house and yard. The final witness for the state was homicide Detective Lem Griffin. He participated in the interrogation of 51-year-old defendant... more »
  • Hornets assistant Malone leaving for Warriors

    June 7, 2011 12:52 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Hornets head coach Monty Williams says assistant Mike Malone is leaving to join Mark Jackson's new staff with the Golden State Warriors. Malone has spent one season with the Hornets, joining the club shortly after Williams was hired for his first head coaching job last year.... more »
  • Superman Scrap Metal Thieves

    April 27, 2011 7:43 PM

    The Man of Steel fell victim to scrap metal thieves in Cleveland when a historical marker was stolen from near the house where the comic book character was created. Two high school friends dreamed him up in 1933 and thieves used a hacksaw to remove a plaque commemorating the event... more »
  • Diamond, Cooper, Waits lead rock Hall of Fame class

    March 14, 2011 1:27 PM

    NEW YORK - Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper and Tom Waits lead the latest class to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Monday. They'll joined by piano maestros Leon Russell and Dr. John and "Wall of Sound" singer Darlene Love. Their work was to... more »
  • 18 arrested in assaults on 11-year-old Texas girl

    March 10, 2011 1:09 PM

    CLEVELAND, Texas - Eighteen juveniles and adults are accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl during a series of attacks after a lurid cell phone video circulated among a small Texas middle school. A search warrant affidavit obtained by several Houston media outlets says police determined the video was... more »
  • O'Bryant gets second postseason prep all-star slot

    February 16, 2011 1:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - LSU signee Johnny O'Bryant, already selected for the 2011 McDonald's All-Star Game has now been named to the rosters for the 2011 Jordan Brand Classic, scheduled for April 16 in Charlotte, N.C. O'Bryant, from East Side High in Cleveland, Miss., signed with the Tigers in... more »
  • Uncle: Firewood spat came before Ohio mom killed

    January 4, 2011 1:27 PM

    HOLMESVILLE, Ohio - The uncle of a 10-year-old Ohio boy suspected in his mother's shooting death says the boy had argued with her beforehand about whether to carry firewood into the home. The boy has been charged with murder as a juvenile and entered the equivalent of a not... more »
  • Ohio man blames Ozzy Osbourne for traffic arrest

    December 31, 2010 1:15 PM

    CLEVELAND - An Ohio drunken-driving suspect is blaming his arrest on Ozzy Osbourne. William Liston was arrested Christmas Eve in suburban Cleveland. WJW-TV says he told police officers, "Ozzy Osbourne and his music made me do it." Osbourne's hits as lead singer of heavy metal band Black... more »
  • North Pole Flight that Never Left the Ground

    December 13, 2010 7:09 PM

    A flight billed as going to the North Pole never the left the ground in Cleveland but that didn't matter to some kids and their parents. Most of the kids in the weekend adventure at Hopkins Airport were ailing hospital patients and many had never been on a plane before.... more »
  • James leads Heat to big win in return to Cleveland

    December 2, 2010 10:17 PM

    CLEVELAND -- First the Cleveland fans had their say, then LeBron James answered. James led a 16-0 first-quarter surge that quieted the boos and abuse of fans who used to call him King, scoring 38 points to lead the Miami Heat to a 118-90 victory over the Cavaliers on... more »
  • Hornets beat Cavs behind West's 34 points

    November 19, 2010 11:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Even while giving up 100 points for the first time this season, the New Orleans Hornets still won with their defense. David West scored a season-high 34 points, and the Hornets held Cleveland to 35 percent shooting and survived a late flurry to beat the Cavaliers... more »
  • Former President Jimmy Carter hospitalized in Ohio

    September 28, 2010 12:25 PM

    An airport spokeswoman in Cleveland says Jimmy Carter was taken off a plane by rescue crews and taken to a hospital. Jackie Mayo, a spokeswoman at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, says the 85-year-old former president was a passenger on a Delta flight to Cleveland late Tuesday morning and became... more »
  • LeBron's "Decision" watched by nearly 10 million people

    July 12, 2010 9:23 AM

    The Nielsen Co. estimated that 9.95 million people watched LeBron James announce on ESPN that he's leaving Cleveland to play for the Miami Heat, making it the third-most-watched program on cable television this year. "The Decision" that aired Thursday night ranked behind the 12.3 million who watched the NFL... more »
  • Sources say LeBron favors Miami

    July 8, 2010 4:28 PM

    Though the world does not officially know what jersey LeBron James will sport in the fall yet, sources are reporting that "King" James is leaning toward the Miami Heat. James is set to make his big announcment on ESPN tonight at 8 p.m. in a one-hour special called "The... more »
  • Thieves steal Ohio hearse, dump corpse, leave note

    May 13, 2010 12:48 PM

    A corpse was taken for a ride in Cleveland, then dumped by thieves who stole a crematory's hearse and abandoned it with a note telling police where to find the body. Police on Wednesday found the woman's body, in a bag and on a gurney, at the intersection specified... more »
  • Shaq sidelined with injured thumb

    March 1, 2010 7:32 AM

    Shaquille O'Neal's regular season could be over, as he'll undergo surgery Monday to repair his injured right thumb. He was examined Sunday by his surgeon, Dr.Thomas Graham at the National Hand Center in Baltimore. The Cleveland Cavaliers are hoping O'Neal will be back in time for the playoffs. more »
  • 3rd body identified in house of horrors case

    November 5, 2009 8:43 PM

    Police in Cleveland, Ohio have identified a third person whose remains were found in the house of a convicted rapist now charged with five counts of murder. The latest identification is of 31-year-old Tishana Culver who had not been reported as a missing person. Investigators found the remains of at... more »

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