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  • 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 »
  • 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 »

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