The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's office said AG Mike DeWine's office has assisted in helping assemble the Ariel Castro puzzle
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.
Cuyahoga County Prosecutor has released 648 additional indictments against accused kidnapper/rapist Ariel Castro
The Investigator Tom Meyer brings us the latest on the Ariel Castro investigation.
If wires are frayed or corroded, the pole can become "hot" and cause unsuspecting pedestrians to be shocked on contact
Beachwood Mayor Merle Gorden addresses complaints filed with the Ohio Ethics Commission.
Ariel Castro competent to stand trial but not allowed to see 6-year-old child.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of state-owned property -- property you pay for -- has been reported missing or stolen.
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.
Disabled mother and her daughter were discovered being held captive in Ashland home; four in custody now
Police responded to Ariel Castro's block on Seymour Avenue about twice a week, on average.
The state crime lab is testing newly submitted evidence from Cleveland Police.
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.
Ariel Castro has entered a plea of not guilty to 329 charges during a very brief court arraignment this morning.
The federal agency responsible for inspecting the country's 123,500 licensed gun dealers isn't doing its job.
1 supervisor fired and 2 others demoted in connection with police chase and shooting.
Evidence that could hold the answer to unsolved violent crimes is not being routinely tested, allowing criminals to escape justice.
FBI agents today searched the west side home of Ariel Castro.
Ariel Castro, accused of kidnapping three women and holding them captive, has been indicted in a 142-page indictment
A third-floor bedroom was equipped with chains and tie-downs.
Accused Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro is expected to undergo a psychiatric evaluation this week
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.
The Ohio Attorney General's Office will begin testing 76 items taken from the home of Ariel Castro.
Cleveland police sergeant thought a fleeing suspect was reaching for a gun when it turned out to be pizza
As officers swarmed a car last November and fired 137 shots, killing the occupants, the supervisor in charge was driving around befuddled and lost
Hundreds of convicted felons in Ohio -- many of them violent -- are getting state licenses to hunt
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.
Legal team representing accused kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro is getting blasted on social media
Channel 3 News wanted to find out what Ohio's delegation in Washington D.C. is spending taxpayer money on
Attorneys for Ariel Castro say he will plead "not guilty to all charges"
Ariel Castro was found walking around his cell naked following a nurse's visit for a psychological evaluation, jail logs show.
Police and the county sheriff visited Ariel Castro's Seymour Avenue home five times in the past 10 years
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.
Ariel Castro says he was addicted to sex and could not control his impulses.
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."
Woman who had two children with Ariel Castro accused him of severely beating her, repeatedly threatening to kill her, her children
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.
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.
Cleveland Police Chief Michael McGrath says twelve supervisors will be disciplined in connection with a deadly police chase and shooting last November.
To obtain a CCW license, applicants must pass a test before getting a certificate proving their gun competency.
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
A suburban music teacher was convicted of furnishing booze to two underage girls
More than 100 officers and supervisors appear to have violated department policies during the pursuit
She is now suing her former employer because she says she was fired for reporting alleged abuse of a 90-year-old resident.
The Investigator Tom Meyer found no one gets penalized, regardless how poor their attendance is, despite written rules to the contrary.
James Box is charged with the kidnapping, attempted rape and gross sexual imposition.
'He spends more time at the gym than he does in his ward or at City Hall'
An Australian company that's at the center of a growing bribery scandal is a finalist to operate Cleveland's traffic camera program.
A statement released on behalf of judge says court was 'unaware' of the shirt and would have ordered proper attire if they noticed.
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.
The nation's top spys warn cyber attacks could cripple America's infrastructure and economy for months.
Cleveland Safety Director says Cleveland City Councilman Zack Reed received special treatment while in Cleveland City Jail
Frankowski said he began hearing noises coming from the sunroof a few months after purchasing the vehicle.
A judge calls a Southern Ohio village's traffic camera program a "scam that the motorists can't win."
Noted forensic pathologist Cyril Wecht says a teenager whose death was ruled a suicide couldn't have pulled the trigger.
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.
Lorain County Sheriff's Office charged the director of the Ohio Pet Placement Foundation with identity theft and forgery
Ohio could become the 10th state to ban traffic cameras.
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.
U.S. Border Patrol agents who operate in Northern Ohio accused of making racially motivated stops targeting Latinos
Only three of the city's 40 most dangerous intersections have cameras that ticket drivers running a red light
Ohio Attorney General released new crime photos of that deadly police chase
She's very popular. She'll likely elevate your sexual desires. But she's also dangerous and potentially deadly.
Police brass in Cleveland have come under fire lately for not holding offciers accountable for breaking the rules.
National expert on police pursuits says Cleveland Police Department lost control of its officers during recent deadly chase
Attorney General Mike DeWine today said that the new-and-improved chase policy "failed" officers when they needed it most.
Cleveland's spent at least $8 million in the last decade to plaintiffs who claimed they were victims of police misconduct and excessive force
Exonerated of murder after 16 years, Darrell Houston soon learned there was a new reality to his life.
Cuyahoga County judge has awarded more than 270,000 Ohio employers an estimated $860 million after ruling the state illegally overcharged them for years.
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.
Internal auditors found Terry the Plumber was paid for work outside his contract.
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
An Akron police officer is being removed from an Akron middle school over accustions he broke a student's arm.
Court records show judge suspended Judge Peter J. Corrigan's driver's license for a year, fined him $500
Common Pleas Court Judge Peter J. Corrigan has been charged with operating a vehicle under the influence.
A city corrections officer who is living with a career criminal failed a drug test following an accident in jail van transporting inmates.
These are the same sidewalks that were part of a $23 million reconstruction completed only four years ago.
With the help of Channel 3 News Investigator Tom Meyer, the state of Ohio is hand-delivering large amounts of cash to folks
Elderly convicted double murderer is expected to be released from prison this week, despite objections of the victims' family.
She's been a city guard since 2009, while he has racked up 20 convictions including grand theft, drug trafficking, aggravated assault.
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.
Public employees are receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of free and discounted parking a year
Criminal defense attorney who is suing Cleveland police says the police pursuit policy is a good one, but it's ineffective
By all accounts, Camilia Terry had a rough life, but she also dished out her share of abuse to her own children
Tuesday night the father of 3-year-old Emilliano Terry is speaking out about the mother as investigators search her apartment
Gail Anderson knows only pieces of what happened to her sister, Brittany, while she was an inmate at the Wayne County Jail.
Could you be among the thousands of Ohioans who are supposed to receive thousands of dollars from unclaimed life insurance policies?
In one year, prisoners nationwide collected $130 million by filling out bogus tax returns
Some experts estimated a widespread cyber attack could take months -- months -- to fix
Some lack basic life-saving equipment, like CPR masks, while others are stocked with expired medications.
Did taxpayers get hustled when they paid a plumber nearly a million dollars?
The government spent more than $23 million to redo downtown Euclid Avenue, but Channel 3 News found the sidewalks buckling
State and local counter-terrorism centers funded by millions of federal taxpayer dollars often produce "irrelevant, useless or inappropriate intelligence" reports.
Three police detectives have been reassigned for tampering with a coin machine at a local gas station
The heavy hitters came out swinging Wednesday and announced a plan to battle the suburban heroin epidemic that has hit this county.
City jail guard with a long history of disciplinary problems is at it again, this time caught on tape choking an inmate
City auditors say Cleveland Public Power's handling of $1 million contract short-circuited regulations and overcharged taxpayers
Police probe now looking at whether Cleveland police officers took guns and gun parts from their shooting range and sold them online
The Police Department is investigating whether guns and ammunition may be missing from the police shooting range.
It's a new twist on an old crime and authorities are having a hard time keeping up.
Prosecutor Bill Mason may be resigning as Cuyahoga County prosecutor, but the state ethics commission isn't saying if he's still under investigation
A man who committed "unconscionable acts" against consumers in Columbus is at it again in Geauga County
The county prosecutor is investigating whether someone stole more than $50,000 from a Special Olympics program for personal use, including a cruise.
A county judge acquitted a couple accused of stealing more than $120,000 from their grandfather, a retired Cleveland cop
A businessman accused of bribing former County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora faces eight years in prison after guilty plea.
Mayor Gary Starr ordered one of his top officials to stop taking his city car home following an exclusive Channel 3 News investigation.
As this city's economic development director, Charles Bichara is supposed to bring new business to the city, expand its tax base
Now that Nate Summerfield has been captured, the question still remains -- where has he been all this time?
The non-profit agency that oversees the preschool program for low-income children in Cuyahoga County double billed a federal grant for travel expenses.
Sex slaves say that law enforcement officers buy more sex than any other group of people, followed by businessmen and drug dealers.
Security expert Walt Augustinowicz has an important warning for anyone who uses a smart phone.
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.
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
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.
What's ahead for Jimmy Dimora?
When law enforcement officials look at the numbers lately, they can see a big shift in drug use in Northeast Ohio.
Movie theaters, including those here in Northeast Ohio, are beefing up security following the deadly shootings in Aurora, Colorado.
Excavators have been searching for the remains of Amanda Berry all day Thursday and will resume again Friday morning
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Second woman has complained that former Cuyahoga County public defender showed her pornographic pictures and asked her to pose nude.
If your credit cards are stolen, the fraudulent charges are taken off. Federal and state laws assure that.
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.
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.
The man who runs the Eastlake City Building Department is getting another chance to keep his job.
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
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.
Frank Russo pleaded guilty to 21 corruption charges 20 months ago. He hasn't spent a day behind bars.
Jimmy Dimora's co-defendant asks to be released from prison as well
Listeria bacteria was found in high levels of fluids dripping from garbage trucks onto neighborhood streets
Federal prosecutors tell judge she should deny Jimmy Dimora's release and they would agree to an earlier sentencing
Jimmy Dimora falls in prison, taken to hospital for three days with concussion; attorney renews request for his release
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.
Flight attendants complain on a little-known NASA database about passengers who interfere with flight crews by being combative, vulgar and drunk
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.
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.
Former daycare worker has been sued following the death of a 3-month-old
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.
Lawsuits against generic drug makers are being tossed out of court, even while similar suits against brand names continue.
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.
Joe Konopinski no longer allows his grandchildren to play in the backyard of his North Broadway home in Cleveland
The boy faces felony charges after being accused of sexually assaulting a girl in a high school library.
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.
Anthony Lemons says he didn't do it. Now the convicted killer is back in a Cleveland jail
Less than a day after Channel 3 News exposed X-rated games being played at City Hall, one employee has called it quits
An Eastlake employee said he exposed himself and sent photos of his genitals to co-workers as part of a "private parts contest."
City prosecutor recommends Cleveland employee James Box be charged with a misdemeanor - not a felony.
For all of you who wanted to hear Jimmy Dimora's wiretapped conversations, it's not going to happen.
A Cleveland middle school was closed Wednesday after email threats were sent to the school.
Mother of teenage girl accuses school administrators of covering up similar allegations involving boy.
Allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct against employee of program run by Football Hall of Famer
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.
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.
Ex-convicts say the former county commissioner will likely be revered in federal prison.
Testing by Cleveland found 127 steel poles had potentially hazardous electrical currents running through them.
The suspect in the Chardon High School shooting had been previously charged with assault, according to court records obtained by Channel 3 News.
The Investigator Tom Meyer has learned federal agents are searching a home in connection with the Chardon High School shootings.
It's called street spam - roadside signs selling just about anything.
A citizen watchdog group is accusing the state Inspector General of covering up the $50 million Coingate scandal
Then-Prosecutor Stephanie Tubbs Jones scrapped the investigation against the Democratic heavyweight before it could be completed.
It's the job of the Cuyahoga County Veterans Service Commission to assist veterans in need.
Is the state Inspector General a watchdog or Republican lapdog?
They are among the worst-rated nursing homes in the country -- and they have been like that for the last three years.
Channel 3 News has combed through the lawsuit to identify the models that caught on fire.
It's an everyday appliance, but investigators now suspect that a dishwasher is the cause of an extraordinary fire
The Giants and Patriots aren't the only ones preparing for battle this Super Bowl Sunday.
Water tested near homes in the Lorain County community of Wellington was found to be safe.
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.
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.
The "number and severity of the violations" led the state to issue the fines one year after a gas explosion ripped apart Fairport Harbor.
It was a one-way bus ticket into Northeast Ohio's sex trade.
They called it the "boom boom room," an open area in a basement where girls were forced to engage in unprotected sex
If it wasn't for a hidden camera, we may have never known about the abuse Esther Piskor suffered.
A federal judge today sentenced two major players in one of the country's largest mortgage fraud schemes to lengthy prison terms.
FBI has video of Dimora on 2008 Las Vegas trip that prosecutors say was paid for by corrupt contractors.
A secretly-recorded conversation between a U.S District Court judge in Cleveland and Jimmy Dimora
It was another busy year for the Channel 3 News investigative team.
A one-time Nurse's Aide of the Year at a county-funded nursing home admitted to assaulting a 78-year-old resident
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.
A state panel is "ordering" Cuyahoga County to re-hire two relatives of a former deputy auditor.
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.
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.
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.
County judge sealed results of FBI search warrant at home of a "juvenile suspect" in Orange High School bomb threats.
Cleveland city safety brass and firefighter officials meeting Wednesday to discuss the city's new payroll policy
Friend of the boy whose home was searched today by FBI says the boy had "zero involvement" in bomb threats at Orange
Cuyahoga County members calling for county's inspector general to investigate questionable spending by non-profit agency
Cleveland City Councilman Jeff Johnson says he has heard from insiders in the city's fire department
Council members grilled top safety brass at a committee meeting about an audit
State Senator Shirley Smith testified that Channel 3 News hidden cameras caught her living outside of her district
A former MetroHealth Medical Center nurse's aide faces more than seven years in prison
Investigator Tom Meyer questions how the head of Head Start got to use the company credit card.
FBI made more arrests at the Bergholz Clan's compound in the Amish attacks in Holmes County
Aerial video footage obtained by Channel 3 News appears to show an officer kicking a man who is lying on the ground
Top executives at a non-profit agency are rolling up big tabs on travel and other items.
A second audit is underway to determine which supervisers may have allowed Cleveland firefighters to get paid for hours they never worked
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