Crime Stories

Cleveland police investigating teen's shooting death

9:00 PM, Oct 29, 2013

At 6:30 p.m., a Fourth District officer heard a gunshot in the area of East 71st Street and Chambers Avenue.

Akron: Police search for armed suspects in home invasion

1:02 PM, Oct 29, 2013

Three armed men burst into a home Monday night on Noah Avenue.

Condemned Ohio killer seeks lethal drug challenge

1:15 PM, Oct 28, 2013

A condemned Ohio killer facing execution next month for raping and killing a 3-year-old girl wants to challenge the state's new lethal injection drug policy.

Faith leaders, activists try to encourage "God Before Guns"

1:06 AM, Oct 28, 2013

Sunday community summit at the St. Paul's Episcopal Church was called, "God Before Guns," but the faith leaders and activists present are looking for answers from anywhere to protect children in our community.

Judge: Jury pool in Antun Lewis retrial Monday

12:25 PM, Oct 27, 2013

Potential jurors in the retrial of accused arsonist Antun Lewis will begin arriving at 9 a.m. Monday in federal court

Singer Chris Brown arrested after fight

10:14 AM, Oct 27, 2013

Singer Chris Brown was arrested after a fight occurred outside of a Washington, D.C., hotel early Sunday morning.

Brown allows freedom to CA woman who killed pimp

10:00 AM, Oct 27, 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown has decided to allow freedom to a woman who received a life sentence when she was a teen for killing her former pimp.

Geauga County: Campground hit again

10:10 PM, Oct 26, 2013

The Geauga County Sheriff's Office and area fire departments may be dealing with an arsonist.

Ohio board recommends no mercy for girl's killer

10:35 AM, Oct 24, 2013

 The Ohio Parole Board has recommended against mercy for a condemned killer facing execution next month under the state's new, untested lethal injection process.

Summit County leads state in meth arrests

7:03 PM, Oct 23, 2013

The Summit County Drug Unit is on alert and working overtime to keep you safe.

32 indicted in local heroin ring

6:33 PM, Oct 23, 2013

Local authorities revealed 'major heroin indictments' against 32 people.

Twinsburg: 2 men arrested for vandalism to city properties

2:10 PM, Oct 23, 2013

Two men have been arrested and charged with vandalism in connection with damage to several city and school owned properties in Twinsburg.

Man admits to killing McDonald's worker

10:35 AM, Oct 23, 2013

Johnnl Lewis, who apologized to the victim's family with tears in his eyes, was sentenced to 31 years to life in prison.

Canton man says slaying conviction was based on lies

4:41 PM, Oct 22, 2013

A northeast Ohio man found guilty in the death of a woman who was set on fire and found wailing on a road says the jury's decision was based on lies.

FBI: Search for man who used phony bomb in bank robbery

4:40 PM, Oct 22, 2013

Police are searching for a suspect who robbed a bank and left a suspicious package on the west side Tuesday.

Summit County Sheriff: Cousins arrested in break-ins

4:12 PM, Oct 21, 2013

The Summit County Sheriff says two cousins have been arrested in connection with a string of car break-ins in the southern portion of the county.

FBI: Fugitive CEO arrested in Collinwood

3:35 PM, Oct 21, 2013

A former CEO of a credit union wanted by the FBI since a standoff in July has been taken into custody.

Kent: Man wears Halloween mask in armed ATM robbery

12:17 PM, Oct 21, 2013

Police are investigating the robbery of an elderly man approached by a man with a gun at an ATM in Kent.

Akron man attacked from behind, robbed at gunpoint

11:11 AM, Oct 21, 2013

Police say two males approached the victim from behind, punched him in the face and rummaged through his pockets.

Man shot by teens in Akron robbery attempt

11:10 AM, Oct 21, 2013

Police are seeking two unidentified teens after a 32-year-old man was shot during a robbery attempt Sunday night.

Suspect in two cold-case murders held on $5M bond

10:39 AM, Oct 21, 2013

Bond has been set at $5 million for Elias Acevedo Sr. -- the man suspected in two cold-case murders from the mid '90s.

Church destroyed by weekend fire

8:14 AM, Oct 21, 2013

An overnight fire has destroyed the Wilson United Methodist Church.

Kent robbery victim assaulted by two suspects

6:25 AM, Oct 21, 2013

Police say the robbery and assault happened shortly after midnight at the College Towers apartment complex.

Parma: Police investigate one man's death

3:21 PM, Oct 20, 2013

Police say they have found one man dead in a Parma home. 

Ohio college to display juvenile offenders' art

1:13 PM, Oct 20, 2013

The art of juvenile offenders in Ohio will be showcased in an exhibition at Franklin University.

Officer shoots, kills man at accident scene

1:12 PM, Oct 20, 2013

A Warren police officer shot and killed a man while responding to a report of a one-car accident.

Official: 2 Fla. prisoners captured by authorities

7:00 PM, Oct 19, 2013

The head of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement says authorities have captured the two prisoners who were released by phony documents.

Cleveland man shot after attempted robbery

1:03 PM, Oct 19, 2013

A man was shot Friday evening at East 27th Street and Cedar Avenue in an attempted robbery. 

Photo of Ohio University rape storms social media

8:39 AM, Oct 19, 2013

Do we live in a world where, when we see a crime, instead of doing something about it we take a video or picture?

West Side community reacts to Adkins discovery

7:27 AM, Oct 19, 2013

Just months after Ariel Castro's house of horrors was discovered on Seymour Avenue, more dark secrets are being uncovered in the same near west side community.   

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