Tom Meyer - The Investigator Archive

Investigator: Attorney General helps put Castro puzzle together

5:36 PM, Jul 17, 2013

The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's office said AG Mike DeWine's office has assisted in helping assemble the Ariel Castro puzzle

Investigator: Convicted murderer seeks to clear name

6:43 PM, Jul 15, 2013

Anthony Lemons was paroled last December for a murder he says he didn't commit. The Investigator Tom Meyer uncovered highly questionable evidence to support his claim.

Investigator: Castro faces hundreds of new charges

6:40 AM, Jul 13, 2013

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor has released 648 additional indictments against accused kidnapper/rapist Ariel Castro

Investigator: Latest on the Ariel Castro investigation

5:54 PM, Jul 9, 2013

The Investigator Tom Meyer brings us the latest on the Ariel Castro investigation.

Investigator: City reducing shock hazards on streets

8:39 PM, Jul 8, 2013

If wires are frayed or corroded, the pole can become "hot" and cause unsuspecting pedestrians to be shocked on contact

Investigator: Beachwood mayor addresses ethics complaints

5:07 PM, Jul 8, 2013

Beachwood Mayor Merle Gorden addresses complaints filed with the Ohio Ethics Commission.

Investigator: Castro talks, wants to see child he had with hostage

10:46 PM, Jul 3, 2013

Ariel Castro competent to stand trial but not allowed to see 6-year-old child.

Investigator | State property reported missing or stolen

10:50 PM, Jul 1, 2013

Hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of state-owned property -- property you pay for -- has been reported missing or stolen.

Investigator: Taxpayers call for investigation of Beachwood mayor

6:59 PM, Jul 1, 2013

A group of concerned taxpayers in Beachwood is asking Ohio Auditor Dave Yost to take a close look at some of Beachwood Mayor Merle Gorden's expenditures, and expenses.

Feds: Mother, child held captive in Ashland freed

11:19 PM, Jun 18, 2013

Disabled mother and her daughter were discovered being held captive in Ashland home; four in custody now

Investigator: Cops on Castro's block 1,099 times

5:46 PM, Jun 17, 2013

Police responded to Ariel Castro's block on Seymour Avenue about twice a week, on average.

Investigator: Crime lab testing for additional Castro victims

5:41 PM, Jun 14, 2013

The state crime lab is testing newly submitted evidence from Cleveland Police.

Investigator Exclusive: Police video shows Castro brothers upset

8:55 PM, Jun 13, 2013

Police video obtained exclusively by Channel 3 News shows that Onil Castro is visibly upset with his brother Ariel when they were booked on charges along with their brother Pedro.

Cleveland: Ariel Castro pleads not guilty to 329 counts

5:54 PM, Jun 12, 2013

Ariel Castro has entered a plea of not guilty to 329 charges during a very brief court arraignment this morning.

Investigator: 58 percent of gun dealers go unchecked

10:55 PM, Jun 11, 2013

The federal agency responsible for inspecting the country's 123,500 licensed gun dealers isn't doing its job.

Investigator: Police supervisor fired, 10 more disciplined

8:55 PM, Jun 11, 2013

1 supervisor fired and 2 others demoted in connection with police chase and shooting.

Investigator: Thousands of crime guns go untested

10:56 PM, Jun 10, 2013

Evidence that could hold the answer to unsolved violent crimes is not being routinely tested, allowing criminals to escape justice.

Investigator: FBI searches Ariel Castro home again

5:31 PM, Jun 10, 2013

FBI agents today searched the west side home of Ariel Castro.

LATEST | Ariel Castro indicted by grand jury

4:20 PM, Jun 8, 2013

Ariel Castro, accused of kidnapping three women and holding them captive, has been indicted in a 142-page indictment

Investigator: Castro planned another kidnapping?

11:34 AM, Jun 4, 2013

A third-floor bedroom was equipped with chains and tie-downs.

Investigator: Naked inmate Castro to be evaluated

10:49 PM, May 29, 2013

Accused Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro is expected to undergo a psychiatric evaluation this week

AG taking over investigation of teen's death

11:08 AM, May 29, 2013

Jake Limberios' death is ruled a suicide even though tests now show he could not have pulled the trigger of the gun that killed him.

Ariel Castro evidence goes to AG for testing

6:23 PM, May 28, 2013

The Ohio Attorney General's Office will begin testing 76 items taken from the home of Ariel Castro.

Investigator: Chase supervisor mistook pizza for a gun

5:51 PM, May 24, 2013

Cleveland police sergeant thought a fleeing suspect was reaching for a gun when it turned out to be pizza

Investigator: New details on deadly Cleveland chase

10:50 PM, May 23, 2013

As officers swarmed a car last November and fired 137 shots, killing the occupants, the supervisor in charge was driving around befuddled and lost

Investigator: Violent felons in Ohio getting hunting licenses

10:51 PM, May 22, 2013

Hundreds of convicted felons in Ohio -- many of them violent -- are getting state licenses to hunt

Investigator: Families cut off by Chardon Healing Fund sue

6:14 PM, May 21, 2013

Families of the three boys murdered by T.J. Lane claim they're not getting any more money, even though Chardon Healing Fund is flush with cash.

Investigator: Public outrage over Castro attorneys' comments

2:56 PM, May 16, 2013

Legal team representing accused kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro is getting blasted on social media

Investigator: Congressional spending of Ohio taxpayers' money

10:48 PM, May 15, 2013

Channel 3 News wanted to find out what Ohio's delegation in Washington D.C. is spending taxpayer money on

Investigator: Castro loves daughter, will plead 'not guilty'

9:13 PM, May 14, 2013

Attorneys for Ariel Castro say he will plead "not guilty to all charges"

Investigator: How Castro spends his days in jail

2:43 PM, May 14, 2013

Ariel Castro was found walking around his cell naked following a nurse's visit for a psychological evaluation, jail logs show.

Investigator: City utilities visited Castro home often

4:56 PM, May 13, 2013

Police and the county sheriff visited Ariel Castro's Seymour Avenue home five times in the past 10 years

Investigator: DNA confirms Ariel Castro fathered 6 year old

6:28 PM, May 10, 2013

AG: Ariel Castro is the father of the six year old girl that was found in his home on Seymour Avenue on Cleveland's west side.

Investigator: Ariel Castro says he's "cold blooded"

9:43 AM, May 10, 2013

Ariel Castro says he was addicted to sex and could not control his impulses.

Investigator: Amanda Berry delivered baby in plastic pool

11:02 PM, May 8, 2013

With her captor standing nearby and threatening her life, Michelle Knight was forced to deliver the baby of Amanda Berry as Berry lay in a plastic baby pool to help contain "the mess."

Investigator: Castro accused in 2005 of beating, threatening to kill woman

6:13 PM, May 7, 2013

Woman who had two children with Ariel Castro accused him of severely beating her, repeatedly threatening to kill her, her children

Investigator: Women raped, resulting in up to 5 pregnancies

11:39 AM, May 7, 2013

The women found safe last night on Seymour Avenue were forced to have sex with their captors, resulting in up to five pregnancies, several police sources tell Channel 3 News.

Investigator: Middlefield police find arsenal, bomb manuals in suspect's car

7:13 PM, May 3, 2013

The suspect who opened fire on Middlefield police in broad daylight was in possesision of high-powered weapons and instructional books and manuals on how to blow things up.

12 supervisors to be disciplined in deadly chase

7:36 PM, Apr 30, 2013

Cleveland Police Chief Michael McGrath says twelve supervisors will be disciplined in connection with a deadly police chase and shooting last November.

Investigator: Woman can't load gun, still gets certificate

10:05 PM, Apr 29, 2013

To obtain a CCW license, applicants must pass a test before getting a certificate proving their gun competency.

Investigator: Ohio politicians living large in D.C.

7:17 PM, Apr 29, 2013

When Congress is asking all of us to tighten our belts, Channel 3 News wanted to know what Ohio's delegation is spending taxpayer money on

Investigator: Teacher used 'psychological campaign' for sex

11:04 PM, Apr 25, 2013

A suburban music teacher was convicted of furnishing booze to two underage girls

Investigator: Review of deadly chase faults officers, supervisors

6:12 PM, Apr 24, 2013

More than 100 officers and supervisors appear to have violated department policies during the pursuit

Investigator: MetroHealth sued by ex-nurse who reported abuse

8:25 AM, Apr 2, 2013

She is now suing her former employer because she says she was fired for reporting alleged abuse of a 90-year-old resident.

Investigator: No penalties for poor attendance at Cleveland City Council

6:30 AM, Mar 22, 2013

The Investigator Tom Meyer found no one gets penalized, regardless how poor their attendance is, despite written rules to the contrary.

Investigator: City employee faces sex charges

10:55 PM, Mar 21, 2013

James Box is charged with the kidnapping, attempted rape and  gross sexual imposition.

Investigator: No show councilmen too busy

2:08 PM, Mar 21, 2013

'He spends more time at the gym than he does in his ward or at City Hall' 

Investigator: Traffic cam finalist investigated for bribery

8:32 AM, Mar 21, 2013

An Australian company that's at the center of a growing bribery scandal is a finalist to operate Cleveland's traffic camera program.

Investigator: Court didn't notice TJ Lane's 'KILLER' shirt

10:52 PM, Mar 19, 2013

A statement released on behalf of judge says court was 'unaware' of the shirt and would have ordered proper attire if they noticed.

Justice Department investigating Cleveland Police

7:29 PM, Mar 14, 2013

The Justice Department says it has launched a review of the Cleveland Police to determine if there is a pattern or practice of excessive force within the department.

Investigator: Cyber attacks are biggest U.S. threat

11:12 PM, Mar 12, 2013

The nation's top spys warn cyber attacks could cripple America's infrastructure and economy for months.

Flask: Zack Reed got special treatment in city jail

5:56 PM, Mar 12, 2013

Cleveland Safety Director says Cleveland City Councilman Zack Reed received special treatment while in Cleveland City Jail

Investigator: Exploding sunroof sounds like gun shot

10:54 PM, Mar 11, 2013

Frankowski said he began hearing noises coming from the sunroof a few months after purchasing the vehicle.

Speed camera program violates motorist rights: judge

2:45 PM, Mar 8, 2013

A judge calls a Southern Ohio village's traffic camera program a "scam that the motorists can't win."

Investigator: Expert calls teen suicide 'a homicide'

10:22 AM, Mar 8, 2013

Noted forensic pathologist Cyril Wecht says a teenager whose death was ruled a suicide couldn't have pulled the trigger.

Investigator: Nurse says she was fired for reporting alleged abuse

1:16 AM, Mar 6, 2013

Nurse Annie O'Malley says she was fired from the MetroHealth Prentiss Center nursing home for reporting what she believed to abuse inside the facility.

Investigator: Animal rescue owner accused of identity theft

3:51 PM, Mar 1, 2013

Lorain County Sheriff's Office charged the director of the Ohio Pet Placement Foundation with identity theft and forgery

Investigator: Ohio lawmakers want to ban traffic cameras

10:50 AM, Mar 1, 2013

Ohio could become the 10th state to ban traffic cameras.

Chardon: Parents of shooting victims sue TJ Lane

6:42 PM, Feb 27, 2013

On the one-year anniversary of their child's death, the parents of the three students fatally shot at Chardon High School filed suit today against the gunman, T.J. Lane, and his family.

Investigator: Border Patrol accused of profiling against Hispanics

9:22 AM, Feb 26, 2013

U.S. Border Patrol agents who operate in Northern Ohio accused of making racially motivated stops targeting Latinos

Investigator: Should Cleveland ban red light cameras?

8:54 AM, Feb 19, 2013

Only three of the city's 40 most dangerous intersections have cameras that ticket drivers running a red light

Investigator: New photos of deadly police chase

7:01 PM, Feb 15, 2013

Ohio Attorney General released new crime photos of that deadly police chase

Investigator: Dangerous 'Molly' elevates sex desires

11:44 PM, Feb 12, 2013

She's very popular. She'll likely elevate your sexual desires. But she's also dangerous and potentially deadly.

Investigator: City fires officer caught sleeping on the job

9:06 AM, Feb 12, 2013

Police brass in Cleveland have come under fire lately for not holding offciers accountable for breaking the rules.

Investigator: Expert says police lost control in deadly chase

8:23 PM, Feb 7, 2013

National expert on police pursuits says Cleveland Police Department lost control of its officers during recent deadly chase

Investigator: Police break high-speed chase rules

9:28 PM, Feb 5, 2013

Attorney General Mike DeWine today said that the new-and-improved chase policy "failed" officers when they needed it most.

Investigator: Police misconduct cases cost millions

11:57 PM, Jan 31, 2013

Cleveland's spent at least $8 million in the last decade to plaintiffs who claimed they were victims of police misconduct and excessive force

Investigator: What Prade can expect now

6:58 PM, Jan 30, 2013

Exonerated of murder after 16 years, Darrell Houston soon learned there was a new reality to his life.

Investigator: Ohio businesses awarded estimated $860 million

11:59 PM, Jan 22, 2013

Cuyahoga County judge has awarded more than 270,000 Ohio employers an estimated $860 million after ruling the state  illegally overcharged them for years.

Investigator: Assault weapon purchase triggers strong reactions

10:46 AM, Jan 17, 2013

A Channel 3 News undercover team bought an assault rifle at a local gun show, finding it just as easy as buying a bottle of beer.

Investigator: Students gut asbestos-filled building

7:32 PM, Jan 8, 2013

A small religious school is under criminal investigation after several dozen teenage students and others volunteered over several weekends to gut a building containing asbestos, a cancer-causing agent

Investigator: Officer accused of breaking 8th grade girl's arm

10:08 PM, Jan 4, 2013

An Akron police officer is being removed from an Akron middle school over accustions he broke a student's arm.

 

 

Judge Corrigan guilty of drunk driving in Metroparks

2:24 PM, Jan 4, 2013

Court records show judge suspended Judge Peter J. Corrigan's driver's license for a year, fined him $500

Investigator: County judge faces drunk driving charge

8:18 PM, Jan 2, 2013

Common Pleas Court Judge Peter J. Corrigan has been charged with operating a vehicle under the influence.

Investigator: City jail guard linked to career criminal, drugs

12:57 AM, Dec 28, 2012

A city corrections officer who is living with a career criminal failed a drug test following an accident in jail van transporting inmates.

Investigator: Sinking sidewalks downtown repaired

8:23 PM, Dec 20, 2012

These are the same sidewalks that were part of a $23 million reconstruction completed only four years ago.

Investigator: Big money for Clevelanders

6:33 AM, Dec 20, 2012

With the help of Channel 3 News Investigator Tom Meyer, the state of Ohio is hand-delivering large amounts of cash to folks

Investigator: Convicted double murderer to be set free

11:31 AM, Dec 19, 2012

Elderly convicted double murderer is expected to be released from prison this week, despite objections of the victims' family.

Investigator: City officer lives with career criminal

12:28 AM, Dec 12, 2012

She's been a city guard since 2009, while he has racked up 20 convictions including grand theft, drug trafficking, aggravated assault.

Mayor's keeping free parking for bigwig$

11:44 PM, Dec 7, 2012

Mayor Frank Jackson has no plans to charge top officials and other employees who get free parking at City Hall, a perk that costs taxpayers about $330,000.

Investigator: Free parking for public officials

11:49 PM, Dec 6, 2012

Public employees are receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of free and discounted parking a year

Investigator: Police pursuit policy called ineffective

8:12 AM, Dec 5, 2012

Criminal defense attorney who is suing Cleveland police says the police pursuit policy is a good one, but it's ineffective

Investigator: Numerous abuse reports involving mom

11:47 PM, Nov 27, 2012

By all accounts, Camilia Terry had a rough life, but she also dished out her share of abuse to her own children

Investigator: Father of Emilliano Terry speaks out

9:03 PM, Nov 27, 2012

Tuesday night the father of 3-year-old Emilliano Terry is speaking out about the mother as investigators search her apartment

Investigator: Female inmates pressed for sex

12:11 AM, Nov 20, 2012

Gail Anderson knows only pieces of what happened to her sister, Brittany, while she was an inmate at the Wayne County Jail.

Investigator: Unclaimed millions in life insurance cash

9:33 AM, Nov 16, 2012

Could you be among the thousands of Ohioans who are supposed to receive thousands of dollars from unclaimed life insurance policies?

Investigator: Prisoners scam taxpayers out of millions

11:55 PM, Nov 7, 2012

In one year, prisoners nationwide collected $130 million by filling out bogus tax returns

Investigator: Cyber attack bigger threat than Sandy

10:56 PM, Oct 31, 2012

Some experts estimated a widespread cyber attack could take months -- months -- to fix

Investigator: Private ambulances put patients at risk

3:49 PM, Oct 26, 2012

Some lack basic life-saving equipment, like CPR masks, while others are stocked with expired medications.

Investigator: Euclid Ave. sidewalks create commuter nightmare

6:58 PM, Oct 8, 2012

The government spent more than $23 million to redo downtown Euclid Avenue, but Channel 3 News found the sidewalks buckling

Investigator: Local counter-terrorism center blasted

5:42 PM, Oct 3, 2012

State and local counter-terrorism centers funded by millions of federal taxpayer dollars often produce "irrelevant, useless or inappropriate intelligence" reports.

Investigator: Cops tampered with games of chance

6:37 PM, Sep 27, 2012

Three police detectives have been reassigned for tampering with a coin machine at a local gas station

Investigator: Cuyahoga County's heroin 'battle plan'

4:36 PM, Sep 26, 2012

The heavy hitters came out swinging Wednesday and announced a plan to battle the suburban heroin epidemic that has hit this county.

Investigator: Hidden cameras catch jailhouse choking

9:16 PM, Sep 25, 2012

City jail guard with a long history of disciplinary problems is at it again, this time caught on tape choking an inmate

Investigator: Are cops selling city guns?

10:48 PM, Sep 21, 2012

Police probe now looking at whether Cleveland police officers took guns and gun parts from their shooting range and sold them online

Investigator: Police shooting range misfires

6:20 PM, Sep 19, 2012

The Police Department is investigating whether guns and ammunition may be missing from the police shooting range.

Investigator: Financial crimes against elderly going high tech

10:55 PM, Sep 17, 2012

It's a new twist on an old crime and authorities are having a hard time keeping up.

Investigator: Bill Mason no stranger to controversy

5:58 PM, Sep 17, 2012

Prosecutor Bill Mason may be resigning as Cuyahoga County prosecutor, but the state ethics commission isn't saying if he's still under investigation

Investigator: Elderly couple, Amish suing so-called scam artist

7:58 AM, Sep 13, 2012

A man who committed "unconscionable acts" against consumers in Columbus is at it again in Geauga County

Investigator: Special Olympics swindled?

5:54 PM, Sep 11, 2012

The county prosecutor is investigating whether someone stole more than $50,000 from a Special Olympics program for personal use, including a cruise.

Investigator: Couple accused of ripping off grandpa acquitted

7:15 PM, Sep 6, 2012

A county judge acquitted a couple accused of stealing more than $120,000 from their grandfather, a retired Cleveland cop

Corruption defendant, Forlani, pleads guilty, faces 8 years

3:05 PM, Aug 30, 2012

A businessman accused of bribing former County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora faces eight years in prison after guilty plea.

 

Investigator: Mayor cracks down on city car misuse

10:53 PM, Aug 27, 2012

Mayor Gary Starr ordered one of his top officials to stop taking his city car home following an exclusive Channel 3 News investigation.

Investigator: City official accused of abusing authority

10:52 PM, Aug 23, 2012

As this city's economic development director, Charles Bichara is supposed to bring new business to the city, expand its tax base

Investigator: Tracking down Nate Summerfield

5:44 PM, Aug 16, 2012

Now that Nate Summerfield has been captured, the question still remains -- where has he been all this time?

Investigator: Head Start agency accused of double billing, more

6:40 PM, Aug 14, 2012

The non-profit agency that oversees the preschool program for low-income children in Cuyahoga County double billed a federal grant for travel expenses.

Investigator: Cops are tops in buying forced sex

7:29 PM, Aug 9, 2012

Sex slaves say that law enforcement officers buy more sex than any other group of people, followed by businessmen and drug dealers.

Investigator: Apps can raise risk for electronic pickpocketing

5:14 AM, Aug 8, 2012

Security expert Walt Augustinowicz has an important warning for anyone who uses a smart phone.

Investigator: Electronic pickpocketing a growing problem

11:51 PM, Aug 7, 2012

In the blink of an eye, a thief can steal your credit card without ever touching you or your wallet.  It's called electronic pickpocketing.

Investigator: Breathalyzer found to be inaccurate, unreliable

11:48 PM, Aug 1, 2012

About five years ago, the State of Ohio decided it needed to upgrade the machine used to do breath tests of people suspected of driving while intoxicated

Investigator: Life ahead for Dimora and Russo

4:37 PM, Aug 1, 2012

Now that Jimmy Dimora has been sentenced, Dimora's partner in crime, former county auditor Frank Russo, will not know his fate for at least a year.

Investigator: What's next for Jimmy Dimora

1:20 PM, Jul 31, 2012

What's ahead for Jimmy Dimora?

Investigator: Heroin epidemic hits Cleveland suburbs

8:31 AM, Jul 31, 2012

When law enforcement officials look at the numbers lately, they can see a big shift in drug use in Northeast Ohio.

Investigator: Lawyer questions patron safety at movie theaters

7:05 PM, Jul 20, 2012

Movie theaters, including those here in Northeast Ohio, are beefing up security following the deadly shootings in Aurora, Colorado.

Investigator: Amanda Berry case timeline

5:52 PM, Jul 19, 2012

Excavators have been searching for the remains of Amanda Berry all day Thursday and will resume again Friday morning

Independence: Search for cause in water main breaks

6:38 PM, Jul 13, 2012

The Cleveland Water Department says a series of breaks have been located in a water line along Brecksville Road cutting service to about a dozen homes.

Investigator: Government employees paid to do nothing

10:54 PM, Jul 11, 2012

They're government workers who get paid tens of thousands of dollars to sit at home and do nothing.  And taxpayers are footing the bill.

Investigator: Dog auctions accused of animal cruelty

9:00 PM, Jul 9, 2012

The dog auction in Millersburg was technically on private property. But it was advertised in the local paper and a few hundred bidders showed up.

Investigator: Probation program found ineffective, unfair

9:50 AM, Jul 6, 2012

A program designed to deal with traffic and misdemeanor offenders in the Cleveland court system doesn't seem to be doing a good job, according to a recent study.

Investigator: Mysterious individual coming to T.J. Lane's aid

6:17 PM, Jun 26, 2012

Geauga County Prosecutor David Joyce promises victims' families that an anonymous donor in Los Angeles will not be able to free Lane by posting the $1 million bond.

Investigator: Nude photos prompt another woman to complain

8:40 AM, Jun 22, 2012

Second woman has complained that former Cuyahoga County public defender showed her pornographic pictures and asked her to pose nude.

Investigator: Theft victims told to buy back stolen goods

10:52 PM, Jun 19, 2012

If your credit cards are stolen, the fraudulent charges are taken off. Federal and state laws assure that.

Investigator: Nude photos taken inside county office

6:16 PM, Jun 14, 2012

Everyone assumed that when Tom Condosta's office door was closed at the Cuyahoga County Public Defender's office, he was busy doing legal work for those who could not afford their own attorney.

Investigator: Amish 'Bernie Madoff' sentenced in fraud case

12:15 PM, Jun 13, 2012

A man has been sentenced to 6-and-a-half years in prison in connection with a scheme that federal prosecutors say defrauded the Amish community out of nearly $17 million.

Investigator: Suburban department head in hot water

6:12 PM, Jun 8, 2012

The man who runs the Eastlake City Building Department is getting another chance to keep his job.

New charges against attorney in corruption case

6:00 PM, Jun 7, 2012

Federal grand jury has returned a new indictment against lawyer Anthony O. Calabrese III. Calabrese, the son of former Judge Anthony O. Calabrese Jr., is already facing an 18-count indictment

Investigator: Railroad crossing called thrill ride

6:10 PM, Jun 5, 2012

Columbia Township officials are determined to make changes at a controversial railroad crossing on Boston Road where four Brunswick High School students were killed in a car crash.

Investigator: Corrupt Russo parties, dines out

7:27 PM, May 29, 2012

Frank Russo pleaded guilty to 21 corruption charges 20 months ago. He hasn't spent a day behind bars.

Dimora's co-defendant wants out as well

2:56 PM, May 24, 2012

Jimmy Dimora's co-defendant asks to be released from prison as well

Investigator: Potentially deadly listeria found in garbage juice

11:04 PM, May 23, 2012

Listeria bacteria was found in high levels of fluids dripping from garbage trucks onto neighborhood streets

Feds: No Dimora release, suggest earlier sentencing

7:08 PM, May 23, 2012

Federal prosecutors tell judge she should deny Jimmy Dimora's release and they would agree to an earlier sentencing

Dimora wants release after prison fall sends him to hospital

10:44 PM, May 18, 2012

Jimmy Dimora falls in prison, taken to hospital for three days with concussion; attorney renews request for his release

Investigator: Capturing Dimora's corruption

6:39 PM, May 15, 2012

Prosecutors called Jimmy Dimora the "King of the County" during his corruption trial and today they released a photo of what might be considered his throne.

Investigator: Anger in air interferes with flight crew

10:07 PM, May 9, 2012

Flight attendants complain on a little-known NASA database about passengers who interfere with flight crews by being combative, vulgar and drunk

Investigator: Company cited for Cleveland casino garage collapse

10:19 AM, May 9, 2012

Federal workplace safety investigators say they've cited a cement contractor for six safety violations with proposed fines totaling $38,000 after part of a parking garage deck collapsed at the site of the new Cleveland casino.

Investigator: Most wanted fugitive a mystery

6:49 PM, May 8, 2012

A man accused of stealing millions that had been donated to the charity he founded, the Navy Veterans Association, pleaded not guilty in court this morning.

Investigator: Accused murderer sued in daycare death

10:46 AM, May 3, 2012

Former daycare worker has been sued following the death of a 3-month-old

Investigator: Bombing suspects have history of anarchist views

11:53 AM, May 2, 2012

The ringleader in the group arrested in a foiled bomb plot is from Indiana, but a Channel 3 News investigation found that the other four all grew up in Cleveland and have long histories of hating the government and corporate America.

Investigator: Generic drugs immune to lawsuits

10:10 AM, Apr 27, 2012

Lawsuits against generic drug makers are being tossed out of court, even while similar suits against brand names continue.

Investigator: Convicted killer gets shot at new trial

5:30 PM, Apr 23, 2012

After 17 years of saying he didn't do it, a Cleveland man got the the chance today to prove he deserves a new trial.

Investigator: Government fails to warn Clevelanders of poisoned soil

10:07 AM, Apr 21, 2012

Joe Konopinski no longer allows his grandchildren to play in the backyard of his North Broadway home in Cleveland

Investigator: Political figure's grandson charged

4:38 PM, Apr 17, 2012

The boy faces felony charges after being accused of sexually assaulting a girl in a high school library.

Investigator: Gunman in restaurant shooting had violent past

5:49 PM, Apr 13, 2012

Just two days before Kevin Allen gunned down his wife and daughter on her 10th birthday, Allen's wife went to the Strongsville police station to voice concerns.

Investigator: Convicted killer step closer to new trial

4:35 PM, Apr 11, 2012

Anthony Lemons says he didn't do it. Now the convicted killer is back in a Cleveland jail

Investigator: Sex games prompt resignation in Eastlake

7:08 PM, Mar 30, 2012

Less than a day after Channel 3 News exposed X-rated games being played at City Hall, one employee has called it quits

Investigator: Sex games at Eastlake City Hall

11:59 AM, Mar 30, 2012

An Eastlake employee said he exposed himself and sent photos of his genitals to co-workers as part of a "private parts contest."

Investigator: City employee exposed himself

5:26 PM, Mar 23, 2012

City prosecutor recommends Cleveland employee James Box be charged with a misdemeanor - not a felony.

Investigator: Dimora wiretaps to be kept secret

7:21 PM, Mar 22, 2012

For all of you who wanted to hear Jimmy Dimora's wiretapped conversations, it's not going to happen.

Investigator: Student threatens to open fire in Cleveland school

6:01 PM, Mar 22, 2012

A Cleveland middle school was closed Wednesday after email threats were sent to the school.

Investigator: Sex assault in school library

6:46 PM, Mar 19, 2012

Mother of teenage girl accuses school administrators of covering up similar allegations involving boy.

Investigator: Jim Brown program canceled by court

10:48 PM, Mar 15, 2012

Allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct against employee of program run by Football Hall of Famer

Investigator: Sex Trafficker gets 11 years

2:54 PM, Mar 13, 2012

A federal judge today sentenced a Cleveland man to more than 11 years in federal prison for selling a girl as a sex slave for $300.

Investigator: Vets demand answers on spending

4:41 AM, Mar 12, 2012

Veteran's groups are demanding a review of a commission that's supposed to help former armed service members following a Channel 3 News investigation.

Investigator: Dimora could be "royalty" in prison

7:20 PM, Mar 9, 2012

Ex-convicts say the former county commissioner will likely be revered in federal prison.

Investigator: Cleveland's shocking discovery

8:34 AM, Mar 9, 2012

Testing by Cleveland found 127 steel poles had potentially hazardous electrical currents running through them.

Teen in Chardon shootings had prior run-in with police

8:20 PM, Feb 28, 2012

The suspect in the Chardon High School shooting had been previously charged with assault, according to court records obtained by Channel 3 News.

Chardon High School shooting: Feds search home

11:18 PM, Feb 27, 2012

The Investigator Tom Meyer has learned federal agents are searching a home in connection with the Chardon High School shootings.

Investigator: Roadside signs can lead to trouble

12:03 PM, Feb 23, 2012

It's called street spam - roadside signs selling just about anything.

Investigator: Group accuses IG of covering up Coingate

4:44 PM, Feb 21, 2012

A citizen watchdog group is accusing the state Inspector General  of covering up the $50 million Coingate scandal

Investigator: Prosecutor killed Russo jobs-for-cash probe in '98

7:42 PM, Feb 16, 2012

Then-Prosecutor Stephanie Tubbs Jones scrapped the investigation against the Democratic heavyweight before it could be completed.

Investigator: Money for needy veterans goes unused

3:38 PM, Feb 16, 2012

It's the job of the Cuyahoga County Veterans Service Commission to assist veterans in need. 

Investigator: Ohio Inspector General under fire

7:02 PM, Feb 14, 2012

Is the state Inspector General a watchdog or Republican lapdog?

Investigator: List rates 15 Ohio nursing homes as bad

6:56 PM, Feb 10, 2012

They are among the worst-rated nursing homes in the country -- and they have been like that for the last three years.

Investigator: List of dishwashers that caught fire

4:36 PM, Feb 7, 2012

Channel 3 News has combed through the lawsuit to identify the models that caught on fire.

Investigator: Latest dishwasher fire suspected in Geauga

10:01 AM, Feb 7, 2012

It's an everyday appliance, but investigators now suspect that a dishwasher is the cause of an extraordinary fire

Investigator: Nuns plan to tackle Super Bowl sex traffickers

11:49 PM, Feb 2, 2012

The Giants and Patriots aren't the only ones preparing for battle this Super Bowl Sunday.

Investigator: Safe water found at Wellington gas spill

7:15 PM, Jan 30, 2012

Water tested near homes in the Lorain County community of Wellington was found to be safe.

Investigator: Abusive nursing aide jailed

7:16 PM, Jan 26, 2012

Maria Karban was once named nurse's aide of the year at MetroHealth's nursing home. But, she's now a convicted criminal headed to jail for six months.

Cost to fix fire department payroll abuses around $1M

6:53 PM, Jan 25, 2012

A city audit sounded the alarm on payroll abuses at the Cleveland Fire Department. Now, we're learning how much it's going to cost us to fix the system that let it happen.

Investigator: State fines Dominion $500,000

7:20 PM, Jan 24, 2012

The "number and severity  of the violations" led the state to issue the fines one year after a gas explosion ripped apart Fairport Harbor.

Investigator: 15-year-old saved from sex ring

11:53 PM, Jan 20, 2012

It was a one-way bus ticket into Northeast Ohio's sex trade.

Investigator: Cleveland's underground sex industry

9:48 AM, Jan 17, 2012

They called it the "boom boom room," an open area in a basement where girls were forced to engage in unprotected sex

Investigator: Judge sends abusive nurse's aide to prison

7:13 PM, Jan 9, 2012

If it wasn't for a hidden camera, we may have never known about the abuse Esther Piskor suffered.

Investigator: Mortgage fraud ringleaders get long sentences

6:37 PM, Jan 5, 2012

A federal judge today sentenced two major players in one of the country's largest mortgage fraud schemes to lengthy prison terms.

Investigator: Dimora uses sexist, racist slurs on wiretaps

6:48 AM, Jan 5, 2012

FBI has video of Dimora on 2008 Las Vegas trip that prosecutors say was paid for by corrupt contractors.

Investigator: Feds record Dimora talking to U.S. judge

6:07 AM, Jan 5, 2012

A secretly-recorded conversation between a U.S District Court judge in Cleveland and Jimmy Dimora

The Investigator: A look back at 2011

3:59 PM, Dec 29, 2011

It was another busy year for the Channel 3 News investigative team.

Investigator: Nurse's aide admits abuse at MetroHealth

6:18 PM, Dec 22, 2011

A one-time Nurse's Aide of the Year at a county-funded nursing home admitted to assaulting a 78-year-old resident

Sheriff: Accident led to Amish girl's death

6:37 PM, Dec 20, 2011

An Ohio sheriff says a man cleaning his muzzle-loading rifle accidentally shot and killed a 15-year-old Amish girl driving a horse-drawn buggy more than a mile away.

Panel orders former deputy auditor's relatives rehired

6:46 PM, Dec 16, 2011

A state panel is "ordering" Cuyahoga County to re-hire two relatives of a former deputy auditor.

Investigator: Lawmaker seeks probe on grant spending

6:54 AM, Dec 14, 2011

A Democratic state senator is asking the state Department of Development to investigate allegations of misspending at a non-profit agency that uses state grants to help low income residents with heating bills.

Investigator: Inspector General finds Head Start hazards

11:53 PM, Dec 13, 2011

Head Start pre-schoolers were exposed to all kinds of hazards including toxic chemicals, an unattended machete, and unsafe playground equipment, according to the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Investigator: Fire, police big earners in city overtime

12:00 AM, Dec 9, 2011

City auditors may have pulled the alarm on payroll abuses at the Cleveland firefighters, but Channel 3 News found that the department's top brass are among those who collected the biggest overtime pay.

Investigator: Judge seals records in Orange bomb threat

5:01 PM, Dec 7, 2011

County judge sealed results of FBI search warrant at home of a "juvenile suspect" in Orange High School bomb threats.

Investigator: City Hall, firefighters meet over payroll abuses

1:33 PM, Dec 7, 2011

Cleveland city safety brass and firefighter officials meeting Wednesday to discuss the city's new payroll policy

Investigator: Friend says Orange student "wrongly accused"

7:02 PM, Dec 6, 2011

Friend of the boy whose home was searched today by FBI says the boy had "zero involvement" in bomb threats at Orange

Investigator: County council members call for spending probe

11:41 PM, Dec 1, 2011

Cuyahoga County members calling for county's inspector general to investigate questionable spending by non-profit agency

Investigator: Councilman calls for heads to roll

6:53 PM, Dec 1, 2011

Cleveland City Councilman Jeff Johnson says he has heard from insiders in the city's fire department

Investigator: Council grills safety leaders on audit findings

7:28 PM, Nov 30, 2011

Council members grilled top safety brass at a committee meeting about an audit

Investigator: State senator questioned under oath about her residency

11:43 PM, Nov 29, 2011

State Senator Shirley Smith testified that Channel 3 News hidden cameras caught her living outside of her district

Investigator: Nurse's aide faces 10 years for patient abuse

8:06 PM, Nov 28, 2011

A former MetroHealth Medical Center nurse's aide faces more than seven years in prison

Investigator: Head Start agency head questioned on credit card

9:00 AM, Nov 24, 2011

Investigator Tom Meyer questions how the head of Head Start got to use the company credit card.

FBI makes more 'Amish attacks' arrests, including clan leader

8:39 PM, Nov 23, 2011

FBI made more arrests at the Bergholz Clan's compound in the Amish attacks in Holmes County

Investigator: Watch video of alleged police beating

5:16 PM, Nov 23, 2011

Aerial video footage obtained by Channel 3 News appears to show an officer kicking a man who is lying on the ground

Investigator: Head Start racks up big tab on travel, spending

10:35 AM, Nov 23, 2011

Top executives at a non-profit agency are rolling up big tabs on travel and other items.

Investigator: Who allowed unearned firefighter pay?

5:18 PM, Nov 22, 2011

A second audit is underway to determine which supervisers may have allowed Cleveland firefighters to get paid for hours they never worked

Investigator: Cabbies gone wild?

11:14 AM, Nov 17, 2011

Dozens of local cabbies have moving violations on their driving records.

Investigator: Six out of 10 trucks found unsafe

3:38 AM, Nov 16, 2011

Truck driver Steve Berardinelli had to quit his job because he was afraid he was going to kill someone or himself

Investigator: Sandusky wanted kids to "trust" him

9:17 PM, Nov 14, 2011

The head of the foundation started by former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky resigned Monday

The Investigator wants to hear from you. If you know of corruption, government waste, consumer fraud or wrongdoing, please contact

Tom Meyer
"The Investigator"
216-344-3464
tommeyer@wkyc.com

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