Two Members of Congress Victims of Burglary, Nor'easter coming

Dennis Kucinich
Dennis Kucinich

19 Action News has learned of a break-in at the home of Congressman Dennis Kucinich. The congressman tells 19 Action News Reporter Ed Gallek that he's had that home 40 years and he's never had a problem. His home was ransacked. The break-in took place off West 122 in Cleveland. According to the congressman he came home from Washington Monday and that's when he found the mess. His files were everywhere and there was lots of things overturned. A report shows a man had been in the home the day before moving boxes and files and mementos from the congressman's office for storage. Congressman Kucinich's term ends in January. Neighbors didn't see anything or hear anything. It seems the intruders got in through a back window. The break-in remains under investigation.

A burglary suspect was discovered Wednesday inside a California home belonging to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Kevin Michael Hagan, 21, admitted to police he committed six burglaries in the congresswoman's neighborhood, and twice entered Pelosi's Napa County home. Hagan reportedly swiped a watch and coin collection from the congresswoman's residence. He's now jailed on suspicion of 10 counts of burglary and other charges. Pelosi was elected to her 13th Congressional term Tuesday night.

Northeastern states are getting slammed with a one-two punch as a powerful winter storm wreaks havoc on the area that is still recovering from Superstorm Sandy. The nor'easter is pounding the northeast with snow, rain, and winds gusting up to 60 mph, adding insult to injury to more than 500,000 people still without electricity after Sandy. New York mayor Michael Bloomberg urged those in low-lying areas to go somewhere safer. "We ordered the evacuation of four chronic care facilities on the Rockaways, 3 nursing homes with a total of 450 residents, and one adult care center with more than 170 residents," Bloomberg said. The nor'easter put recovery efforts on hold in New Jersey. And although Gov. Chris Christie wasn't happy about it, he still managed to show a sense of humor.

Julia Tullos, WOIO Assignment Manager