Crime

  Jury recommends death penalty for man convicted of killing Garfield Heights siblings

Expert witnesses were called today to testify in the trial involving a man found guilty of shooting and killing his then-girlfriend’s two children right in front of her at their home in Garfield Heights in September 2018.

  Suspected drunken driver travels the wrong way on I-480 for 7 miles (video)

  Cuyahoga County employee arrested in work truck, still on job following domestic violence charges

  Olmsted Falls community asks vandals to stop trying to ruin annual ‘Fall O Ween’

  Garfield Heights man who killed then-girlfriend’s children in front of her faces death penalty; jury to deliberate

Trial underway for Cleveland teen accused of killing business owner in West Park neighborhood

Akron police looking for suspect who robbed gas station employees at gunpoint (Video)

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Driver pleads guilty in deadly hit and run of 73-year-old Summit County man getting the newspaper on his driveway

  54-year-old man kidnapped at Akron ATM; forced to drive suspects to Mr. Hero

Cleveland man pleads not guilty to shooting a UPS driver

  14-year-old Akron boy remains in a coma after being shot multiple times

12-gauge slug shot into Marblehead police station nearly hits officer

  Multiple Cleveland officers charged with felony crimes in 2019

  Matthew Nicholson found guilty of double homicide facing possible death sentence

Nicholson was found guilty of shooting and killing his then-girlfriend’s two children, Manuel and Giselle, right in front of her at their home in Garfield Heights in September 2018.

  2 Cuyahoga County Jail officers plead guilty in attack on restrained inmate (video)

The mentally ill inmate suffered a concussion.

  Trial continued for men accused of killing 9-year-old girl on Cleveland’s East Side

Saniyah Nicholson was caught in the crossfire in June of 2018.

Cleveland murder suspect sought considered armed and dangerous

Sean King is wanted for a Sept. 3 homicide.

  Mother of murdered son still searching for answers almost a month after he was gunned down

  Trial beginning for men accused of killing 9-year-old girl on Cleveland’s East Side

14-year-old shot multiple times in Akron front yard

Lorain County sex offender accused of raping teen at party

Cleveland man accused of shooting a UPS driver indicted by the Grand Jury

Akron high school student indicted for bringing a gun to school

  Westlake Police participate in active shooter drill in preparation for daunting ‘new normal’

Officers also learned first aid techniques with mannequins and fake blood to stop a bleed, along with tourniquet applications on arms and legs.

Elyria man accused of killing foster brother indicted on aggravated murder charge

Antonio Sprinkle 27, of Elyria, was indicted on Friday for the August murder of his foster brother at a gas station.

Grand jury indicts St. Ed’s teacher accused of traveling to meet 15-year-old boy for sex

A Catholic high school teacher accused of trying to meet a 15-year-old boy for sex has been indicted by a Cuyahoga County grand jury.

Euclid teacher assaulted breaking up fight between 2 girls

Police said the teacher suffered serious injuries.

Elderly Cleveland landscaper dies after being attacked

Police still looking for suspects.

  Akron mother murdered in 1991 was victim of serial killer Samuel Little

Police now confirm the 1991 slaying of an Akron woman was at the hands of convicted serial killer Samuel Little.

  Lakewood mom pleads not guilty to hitting 2 construction workers on I-71, killing 1 of them

Judge set bond at $1 million.

  Bedford driver almost hits girl while speeding through front yards to avoid stopped school bus (video)

A Bedford man jumped a curb, sped through front yards and nearly hit a girl--all in order to skip past a stopped school bus.

Two teens charged with reckless homicide after Ohio woman struck by tree branch at Hocking Hills State Park

Two teenagers were taken into custody in connection with a Chillicothe woman’s death at Hocking Hills State Park, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

K-9 tracks down burglar who enters Eastlake woman’s bedroom

The suspect was found hiding under a blanket in the backseat of a car.

Akron police looking for couple who tried to steal dog from gas station

The dog's owner was injured fighting with the male suspect.

4 Cleveland Police officers on restrictive duty for internal investigation

The Cleveland Division of Police confirmed the Internal Affairs Unit is currently investigating an incident relative to officer conduct on four patrol officers.

  Jury deliberating in trial for Garfield Heights man accused of killing his girlfriend’s 2 children

Matthew Nicholson, 30, faces the death penalty if convicted of murdering Manuel Lopez Jr., 17, and Giselle Lopez, 19.

Lockdowns lifted at 4 Lorain schools after ‘possible threat;’ high school students sent home early

Officials say four Lorain schools have been placed on lockdown while police investigate a possible threat in the area.

Sex offender ID’d after girls nearly kidnapped in Cleveland’s Central neighborhood

A man accused of trying to grab Cleveland girls from the city’s Central neighborhood has been identified.

  Lorain Police searching for man accused of indecent activity at Dollar General (video)

Police said the incident happened on Tuesday at 3810 Broadway Ave.

  Cleveland Police aggressively investigating murder case involving 6-year-old girl; public urged to come forward with tips

It has been four days since 6-year-old Lyric Lawson was murdered, and police are still trying to track down her killer.

  Akron Police searching for bike burglar caught on camera breaking into enclosed porch

Akron Police said the suspect entered the victim’s enclosed front porch and stole three bicycles.

  Police video shows officers tend to Cleveland UPS driver’s shotgun wounds before arresting suspect (graphic)

The Cleveland Division of Police released body camera video that shows officers providing medical attention to the UPS delivery driver who was shot during a robbery.

Madison Township officer dragged by suspect’s vehicle before police chase

Suspect remains on the loose.

  Akron Police searching for 2 ‘armed and dangerous’ suspects of CVS Pharmacy burglary

Akron Police said one of the suspects brandished a handgun when he was confronted by CVS employees after leaving with a shopping cart full of unpaid items.

  Man gets prison sentence for ethnic intimidation after yelling the ‘n-word’ and 'white power’ at Alliance driver (video)

Johnathan Hydock was sentenced to eight months in prison.

Brunswick man pleads guilty to 2016 death of a co-worker

Richard Berger will be sentenced in November.

  Man who robbed Barberton couple likely the same man shot and killed while trying to rob Akron man

According to a police report that was taken four miles away in Akron, 22-year-old Jontae Alexander tried to rob a man on Rhodes Avenue, about an hour after a couple called for help.

Police on alert after report of attempted abduction near University of Akron campus

University of Akron Police are hoping the public can help authorities track down the man who attempted to kidnap a woman just south of campus on Tuesday evening.

  The 911 call from a frantic aunt trying to get help for her dying niece in South Collinwood

On the front porch of the East 171st Street home where 6-year-old Lyric Lawson lived and died lies a display of mementos, teddy bears and flowers that celebrate her life and lament her loss.

  Police release body cam of wild Bay Village party; no arrests reported

On Tuesday, police departments on the west side released body and dash camera video, showing what happened Saturday night as they shut down a wild party in Bay Village.

Man charged with grand theft following Westlake ‘missing money’ investigation

A North Ridgeville man has been charged following a months-long investigation into money missing from an employee association.

  Prosecution rests in trial for Garfield Heights man accused of killing his girlfriend’s 2 children

Matthew Nicholson, 30, faces the death penalty if convicted of murdering Manuel Lopez Jr., 17, and Giselle Lopez, 19.

  Geauga County man indicted for 8th DUI

Gerald Zimmerman's last arrest was in 2011.

Competency hearing ordered for Cleveland man accused of killing a woman and stabbing 3 children

The victim was the mother of an East Cleveland serial killer.

  Cleveland Police report links violent criminal to home where 6-year-old was shot and killed

The 19 News investigative team obtained this police report from a shooting that happened just a few weeks ago. It says one of the victims lives at the home that was shot up this weekend.

Gunman shot to death by man he was trying to rob: Akron Police report

A 22-year-old armed robber found himself on the wrong end of a gun Sunday night, and he didn’t live to face authorities.

  Victim’s family stunned after man gets 18 months for fatal hit-and-run

Man who hit and killed a pedestrian then fled sentenced to 18 months. Victim's family upset.

  400 party-goers overwhelm sleepy Bay Village neighborhood, police investigating wild bash

Police are investigating after a wild weekend party grew out of control at a Bay Village rental home.

  South Collinwood comes together to mourn the loss of slain 6-year-old girl

The South Collinwood community is reeling following the tragic death of Lyric Melodi Lawson, the child shot and killed while sleeping in her home on Saturday.

Cleveland police looking for suspects in triple shooting

All three victims are at University Hospitals.

Akron man shoots and kills suspect trying to rob him, police say

The victim was also shot twice.

  City leaders demand residents to stop 'no snitch’ rule, come forward with information about recent killings in Cleveland

Members of the Cleveland City Council addressed the rash of recent killings at a press conference on Monday morning.

  Family mourns death of 6-year-old girl shot and killed while sleeping in her Cleveland home

Life seemed to spiral into a nightmare for the entire family when a gunman decided to blindly fire nearly 30 shots into their South Collinwood home.

  Family still searching for answers after woman left severely injured from Cleveland hit and run

It’s been exactly one week since 26-year-old Ayana Barkley was struck by a vehicle on Miles Avenue near E. 120th St and the driver remains on the loose.

Stark County woman charged after allegedly trying to euthanize her 2 dogs with insulin, killing 1

The Navarre Police Department said a 44-year-old woman is behind bars after she tried to put her dogs down at home with insulin after they got into a fight with another dog at her trailer park.

  North Royalton family says robbers charged into home and held guns to children’s heads

North Royalton Police are investigating a robbery, where family members reported up to eight armed men broke into their home and threatened them with weapons.

Family Dollar clerk attacked, threatened as 3 women rob store

Yet another crime unfolded at the Family Dollar on Pearl Road in Cleveland, this time it involved three women.

  Mentor High School increasing security after closing Friday due to rumors of retaliation from student attacking another student

On Friday, Mentor Superintendent Bill Porter sent a letter to the school community confirming that weekend events will go on as scheduled and classes will resume on Monday with increased security.

Beachwood mom and daughter convicted of filing false tax returns with stolen identities

Mom Aesha Johnson will spend 17 years in prison.

Cleveland police looking for 3 women who robbed a Family Dollar, assaulted an employee

Victim was pushed and scratched.

St. Edward High School teacher arrested, charged with sex crime

A St. Edward High School teacher has been arrested by the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Ohio man sentenced for cyberattacks on government websites

An Ohio man has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for cyberattacks that disrupted websites of various government entities, including the city of Akron, the Ohio Department of Public Safety and a number of federal agencies

  Man assaults woman in Akron, threatens to kill her and steals her purse

A woman was caught off guard last Wednesday when she was attacked and robbed as she was walking to her car.

  Mentor High School cancels class after student viciously attacks girl in hallway (graphic video)

A 17-year-old Mentor High School student faces criminal charges and severe disciplinary action, after she was accused of brutally attacking a girl Thursday morning outside a classroom.

  Former Cuyahoga County Jail boss avoids jail himself

Erik Ivey is a 28-year jail employee with a previously unblemished record. At sentencing he admitted that as an inmate collapsed after taking opioids, he told corrections officers to stop recording.

Cleveland Police Bomb Squad responds to CPD garage after device found in broken down cruiser

Cleveland Police are investigating after a suspicious device was found in the rear seat of an out-of-service police cruiser on Wednesday afternoon.

Akron Police looking for suspect who mugged woman, fled with purse (video)

Akron Police say as the victim was leaving the restaurant, the suspect approached her from behind and attacked her.

Willoughby police looking for the suspect caught on video trying to break into cars

Police remind residents to lock their vehicles after they are parked for the night.

  Mom of 2 Garfield Heights murdered teenagers taken to hospital after testifying at suspect’s trial

Matthew Nicholson, 30, faces the death penalty if convicted of murdering Manuel Lopez Jr., 17, and Giselle Lopez, 19.

Lordstown Police arrest 2 picketers at GM Lordstown Complex for disorderly conduct

When police arrived at the gate, the officer could see half of the entrance to the plant was blocked by chairs while picketers were walking in front of the other half, according to the report.

Convicted serial killer gets death penalty again, this time in Stark County for additional victims

George Brinkman pleaded guilty Tuesday.