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  NRA-certified instructor indicted for selling fraudulent CCW certificates following Carl Monday investigation

Watching Your Wallet: Strengthen your financial fitness before 2019

See the secret recordings that show how an undercover officer got an Ohio man to confess to his wife’s murder

Do Ohio limo and party bus companies pass the safety test?

Northeast Ohio schools are teaching students how to 3D print: There’s one reason that could be dangerous

‘She will be a flight risk’: Judge orders $100k bond for Facebook scammer who traveled to Dubai, China while under investigation

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  Should more Ohio companies offer drug treatment for employed addicts like these businesses?

$100,000 bond for Cleveland woman charged in nationwide Facebook scam

Ohio congresswoman, clergy and judges wrote letters supporting ex-judge accused of murdering wife

They’re watching you: How to protect yourself from hidden cameras, illegal surveillance

Multiple convicted felons working as city of Cleveland employees

As domestic violence hits epidemic level, should laws be changed?

  How to turn off video game messaging so sexual predators can’t contact your children

Learn how to turn off the chat and messaging functions on popular children's video games. We also heard back from some companies on their safety policies.

FBI teams up with Medina Police to track down 911 hoax caller

The FBI is now getting involved in the search for a man who called in an active shooter hoax to the Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital on Tuesday.

  ‘I thought he was going to kill me’: Soldier suffers traumatic brain injury following hazing incident during training

The 23-year old says he witnessed one of his training officers and others vandalizing vehicles and other government property used in the exercise. When Tanner threatened to report the incident, he says there was retaliation.

No-hit zones spark debate among parents

Spanking is a subject guaranteed to start a debate. But who should decide how to discipline children, parents or lawmakers?

  Nuclear fallout: $15.5 billion in compensation and counting

Elderly Ohio man fatally shoots granddaughter, sparking debate over disarming seniors

How investigators linked Richland County Boy Scout leader to videos of children undressing

Asking these questions could save you thousands of dollars on medical care

Watching Your Wallet: Company offering to help lower student debt under investigation

Mice. Mold. Messes.

  Watching Your Wallet: Will Social Security be there when you retire?

Research shows many Americans are concerned with whether Social Security will be available when they retire, but many aren’t saving. NerdWallet experts help explain the realities of Social Security and what you can do.

Shaker Heights Schools mum on ‘personnel matters’ involving principal, teacher placed on leave

It has now been one day since Shaker Heights High School Principal Jonathan Kuehnle has been placed on paid administrative leave, but parents are still not aware of the reason why.

Is Lake Erie vulnerable for undocumented immigrant crossings? Authorities relying on app

You won't find any walls or fences marking the line between the United States and Canada. And you can't do much to reinforce Lake Erie. The U.S.-Canadian border stretches 5,525 miles. It's the longest and busiest land boundary in the world.

You’re in a political ad. (But you don’t know who’s behind it)

Political organizations with shadowy origins are spending millions on Facebook ads, and some people featured in the ads don't know who the groups are either.

Dangerous chemicals could be lurking in your furniture: What to know about off-gassing

Imagine buying a new furniture set and noticing a strong, chemical odor in your house days, even months later.For some people, headaches, asthma, allergies and serious diseases like cancer may follow.It's called furniture off-gassing. Furniture can release toxic chemicals into the air we breathe.

Reporter shares her personal experience with toxic chemicals and her baby boy

The eye-opening investigation serves as a warning sign for parents.

  Sexual predators are targeting your children playing video games in Northeast Ohio

Strangers are preying on children and teens playing video games. They message them, posing as kids themselves, sometimes turning an innocent conversation into something that could become much more dangerous.

Watching Your Wallet: Travel More, Spend Less

Brad Barrett took $4,000 Disney trip for a family of four for only $150. Seriously.

Highland Hills investigation centers around mayor’s son but charges not filed

Highland Hills police recently conducted an investigation that centered around Rolando Nash, the son of Highland Hills Mayor Robert Nash.

Ohio’s legal marijuana: What the government really thinks

“Sixteen years ago, while I was giving birth to a son--while healthy and perfect in every way--did not make it. I lost more than half my body’s blood volume.”

Watching Your Wallet: Budget now for holiday spending

Planning travel and shopping months in advance can pay off in the long run, financial experts say.

Euclid apartment residents complain of roaches, mold in apartments

Out-of-state property owners are under scrutiny after another apartment complex caught fire.

Garfield Heights sex offender charged with raping teen who died during Instagram date

A Lake County grand jury has indicted a convicted sex offender in connection with the December 2017 death of a teenager in a Mentor hotel.

Documents uncover history of 130 code violations at Loganberry Ridge Apartments, residents call it ‘unsafe nightmare’

Documents obtained by Cleveland 19 News show a history of code violations at an apartment complex where multiple fires have left residents homeless.

Apartment complex owner responds to residents' safety concerns following fatal fire in Richmond Heights

Cleveland 19 is digging deeper into the company that owns Loganberry Ridge Apartments in Richmond Heights.

Report: Customers are overpaying on a quarter of all prescriptions

A new study shows patients are overpaying on prescriptions sometimes because they are using insurance, rather than paying the cash price.

Big Pharma was supposed to self-police fentanyl prescriptions. It failed. Patients died.

Internal documents show lax enforcement, missed opportunities by the federal government.

You can help uncover political ad targeting on Facebook

Use the Facebook Political Ad Collector to help categorize ads and understand why they are targeting you.

Cleveland mom charged in nationwide Facebook scam is fighting extradition to Ohio

It looks alleged Facebook scammer Zienup Sbeih-Maddox won't be leaving Las Vegas. At least not yet.

Digging machine left beside strewn together casket at Avon cemetery gravesite, family says

Burying a loved one is hard enough. But one family from North Ridgeville will never forget the day of their father's funeral, for all of the wrong reasons. They say the cemetery workers took them to an unfinished grave. Cleveland19 Investigator Sara Goldenberg found this was only the beginning of their problems.

Conneaut councilman, business owner accused of sexually assaulting teens has extensive background in youth athletics

A Conneaut councilman accused of raping five teenagers between 1997 and 2005 has been suspended from working with young athletes pending the outcome of a criminal investigation.

Ohio police warn parents viral 'Momo challenge' can lead to bullying, self-harm

A new online challenge is taking bullying to another level and it could be deadly. It's called the Momo challenge and in some cases, it pushes teens to harm themselves. It starts with a text or phone call through the messenger WhatsApp. Kids and teens try to reach a fictional online character named Momo. The shocking image started as a Japanese sculpture and went viral on social media platforms like Facebook and YouTube.

Why is Cleveland still struggling to fill school crossing guard positions? Carl Monday investigates

For the past four years, Cleveland 19 has been documenting the alarming lack of crossing guards at the start of the school year in Cleveland.

Cleveland mom charged in nationwide Facebook scam captured

After more than a year eluding law enforcement, a Cleveland woman wanted for running a lucrative scam on social media is now in custody.

Is your personal information on the dark web? Here's how Northeast Ohioans can find out

Your social media profile could be putting personal information in the hands of scammers.

Mom warns of social media dangers after teen dies on date with sex offender he met on Instagram

"Nobody should have to go through this. Nobody," Tanikia McCants said as she shook her head and wiped away tears.

Why has it taken more than 2 years to clean up dangerous chemicals abandoned in a Cleveland neighborhood? Carl Monday investigates

Nicole Sims has been living on the outskirts of Cleveland's Slavic Village neighborhood for almost 11 years.

Broken elevators leaving seniors trapped, concerned for safety in high-rise apartments

Cleveland 19's investigative team has uncovered a city-wide issue that is putting thousands of Cleveland residents at risk.

Close to 2,000 CCW licenses in question as sheriff investigates firearms instructor: Carl Monday investigates

Close to 2,000 northeast Ohio residents have been notified that their concealed carry permits could be revoked because of serious questions over the man who may have trained them.

Cover up at CMSD? Carl Monday investigates claims of sexual harassment and document shredding within police department

Cleveland 19's Investigative Team spent more than a year examining claims of sexual harassment, gender discrimination and retaliation within the school district's Division of Safety and Security.

CCW for sale? Carl Monday investigates claims NRA certified instructor sold fraudulent firearms certificates

Cleveland 19 News interviewed three people who claim they each paid NRA certified instructor Anthony Drago $100 and in exchange received the documentation required to obtain a CCW permit in Ohio.

Cleveland woman who collected $200K in Facebook scam evicted from public housing, still wanted by police: Carl Monday investigates

A Cleveland woman accused of using social media to scam new moms out of hundreds of thousands of dollars has been evicted from public housing after failing to pay $762 in rent and late fees for her $78 per month apartment.  Investigators say Zienup Sbeih-Maddox, 24, sold discounted baby products and other items in a Facebook group she ran called "Zee's Place," but in many cases, she failed to deliver the goods. Last spring, more than ...

Dirty drinks: See which downtown Cleveland bars have active liquor violations for unsanitary conditions

Of the 10 downtown bars cited by OIU since last St. Patrick's Day, eight are, or were, located in the Warehouse District.

Mentor Police Department responds to Carl Monday investigation into police brutality claims

The Mentor Police Department is conducting an internal review of a January incident involving two police officers.

These people needed help. Police didn't enter their homes. Carl Monday investigates why.

When police arrive at someone's door, they have to make a decision. A decision that could mean life or death. Heather Campbell was lying on her apartment floor, bleeding from gunshot wounds. Police were at her door, but they never went inside.

Find out if your neighbors are complaining about you: A Carl Monday investigative map

Lakewood's Mayor Mike Summers says it's been a long standing joke in his office: the number one resident complaint they face is "neighbors behaving badly."

Watch our 2007 interview with Larissa Rodriguez about her mother's violent murder

A decade before Larissa Rodriguez was suspected of killing and burying her own child in the backyard, the mother of nine spoke with Cleveland 19 News about the violent death of her own mom.

Cleveland Police investigating online videos featuring uniformed officers

The Cleveland Division of Police is currently investigating two separate videos posted online featuring men in Cleveland Police uniforms.

  Carl Monday: 'Background noise' leads to new fraud conviction for imprisoned trash hauler

A Cleveland garbage hauler and construction worker currently serving time in a federal prison for fraud, money laundering and violating the Clean Act now been convicted of workers' compensation fraud. Christopher Gattarello, 53, was first exposed in a Cleveland 19 News investigation in 2014.

USA Parking VP found guilty in illegal parking lot operation: A Carl Monday investigation

The vice president of one of the largest parking lot operators in Cleveland has been found guilty of running an illegal lot near Progressive Field.

See what happened when we recently tried to use one of Kidde's now-recalled fire extinguishers

Back in September, Carl Monday tried, and struggled, to use one of Kidde's recalled fire extinguishers.

Carl Monday used an app to break into a house: Could it happen to you?

What you may not know is that someone can make an exact copy of your house or car key, without the key ever leaving the room.

Millions in federal contracts going to companies that owe back taxes: A Carl Monday investigation

Our investigation found the federal government has been awarding millions of dollars to companies who owe millions in delinquent taxes.

Carl Monday set stuff on fire for your family's safety

A Medina County-based company called No-Burn manufactures a line of fire retardant products that claim to reduce smoke and slow down the spread of flames in the event of a fire.

Knowing how to use fire safety products just as important as having them: Carl Monday tips

There are countless products on the market designed to save lives in the event of a fire. Would you know how to use them in an emergency?

Illegal parking lot operator tries to ban Carl Monday and cameras from courtroom

The man charged with operating an illegal parking lot in downtown Cleveland was in court Thursday morning, and he wasn't very happy to see us there.

Cleveland parking company operating illegal lot downtown: A Carl Monday investigation

If you've recently visited Progressive Field, there is a good chance you may have unknowingly paid to park in an illegal lot.

Mom horrified after pacifier clip 'burns' toddler: Carl Monday investigates

An Ohio mom is warning parents of the potential dangers of pacifier clips after her 2-year-old daughter received a burn-like injury.

Wanted Cleveland Facebook scammer used moms' money to fund jet-set lifestyle: A Carl Monday investigation

While moms across the country were wondering where their money went, the Cleveland woman behind an alleged Facebook scam was flying high, crisscrossing the globe at their expense.

Wanted Facebook scammer also under investigation for housing fraud: Carl Monday investigates

A Cleveland woman wanted by authorities for using Facebook to defraud hundreds of new mothers out of $200,000 is also under investigation for housing fraud.

Police still searching for Cleveland woman charged in national Facebook scam

An arrest warrant was issued Zienup Sbeih-Maddox on Friday.

Trash hauler first exposed by Carl Monday sentenced to prison for illegal dumping

Christopher Gattarello was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison for failing to remove asbestos from the former National Acme Building on East 131st St. before demolishing the building.

Corrections officer who shot dog during vicious attack previously cited for dog-related offenses

The Cuyahoga County corrections officer who shot a pit bull during a vicious attack on a child Tuesday had a previous animal-related run-in with the law last year.

Alleged Cleveland Facebook scam costs moms $200,000+ across U.S.: A Carl Monday investigation

Hundreds of moms in dozens of cities say they've been scammed out of more than $200,000 by a 23-year-old woman living in public housing in Cleveland.

Police search home of alleged Facebook scammer at center of Carl Monday Investigation

On Friday, investigators removed evidence from the home of a Cleveland woman accused of defrauding hundreds of moms in a nationwide Facebook scam.

Guilty: Former court administrator takes plea deal in record tampering case

A former Cleveland Municipal Court administrator who used his position to erase his own traffic ticket fines faces possible jail time after pleading guilty to a felony.

Dirt bikers still 'terrorizing' residents, councilman calls for public hearing

Cleveland City Councilman and Mayoral Candidate Zack Reed says he wants to take urban "terrorists" off the city streets. More specifically, unlicensed dirt bike riders who he says are terrorizing the neighborhoods.

Former court administrator arraigned on felony charges

A former Cleveland Municipal Court administrator has pleaded not guilty to two felony charges of tampering with records.