Mother and her kittens put in carrier, thrown out with trash in Portage County

"Some horrible person put a mother cat and 8 babies in a cat carrier, screwed it shut, put it in a trash bag, tied it shut, and threw them out."

  Willoughby-Eastlake high schools finally open after construction delays

Thousands of FirstEnergy customers throughout Northeast Ohio still without power from Friday’s storms

Dobbins, Fields help No. 6 Ohio St. knock out Indiana 51-10

White House says bin Laden’s son killed in US operation

Browns’ Randall out against Jets with concussion, Smith back

  Storms cause widespread damage, 13 poles in Cuyahoga County snapped by the storm

Continued Coverage

The annual Monarch butterfly migration is happening inside the Cleveland Metroparks

Garfield Heights advises residents the non-emergency lines for fire and police are back up

Lyndhurst is opening community center for residents to recharge after the storm

USDA projects bid decrease in Ohio corn crop this year

  East Cleveland city councilman arrested for back-to-school fundraiser featuring exotic dancers

  CEO literally stands behind bullet proof product with active shooter

  Lakewood woman trying to escape ruins left by Hurricane Dorian in North Carolina

A Northeast Ohio woman is trying to get out of a town hit by Hurricane Dorian. She grew up in Lakewood. Ohio weather is what she knows, yet she’s sitting on an island off North Carolina right now, bracing for another storm.

  The Ohio High School Athletic Association lays down the law on parents

The Ohio High School Athletic Association is apparently had enough with fan and parent behavior at high sporting events to the point that they called the bad behavior the the biggest challenge facing high school sports.

Over 49,000 without power after storms roll through area

Nearly 49,000 First Energy customers are without power in Northeast, Ohio after storms came through area around 7:30pm. The below information is provided by First Energy.

  Cavaliers legendary broadcaster Fred McLeod’s wake attended by hundreds

Cavaliers legendary broadcaster Fred McLeod’s wake attended by hundreds

Richmond Heights police rescue dog from creek that took off after being tied up to cigarette dispenser at gas station

  Mayor Jackson still avoiding 19 News cameras

Bratenahl Police cruiser struck by drug-impaired driver in broad daylight

2 Ohio day care workers arrested for watching ‘extreme bullying’ of 5-year-old girl

Police seize enough fentanyl to kill 14,000 people during drug raid at Ohio home

  Lake County student stocks up emergency supply of lifesaving drug during nationwide shortage

  Suspected killer tied by DNA to murders and rape declared incompetent to stand trial in Medina County

Man suspected in murders and rape ruled incompetent to stand trial......for now.

Former Bedford city worker who embezzled $50,000 sentenced to 2 weekends in jail

A former Bedford city employee will spend the next two weekends in jail after admitting she stole thousands of dollars from the city’s water department.

Friday Football Frenzy: severe weather moves up game times throughout Northeast Ohio

Meteorologist Sam Roberts reports, “The peak timing for storms will be from 7:00 PM to midnight. Some storms may be strong to severe, with the main threats being damaging wind, hail, heavy rain, and frequent lightning.”

  Unedited version of Mayor Jackson’s pre-produced video statement regarding the media and his grandson’s arrest was just released

The city of Cleveland released the unedited version of Jackson’s statement on Friday.

University in Ohio to host 4th Democratic debate in October

The Democratic National Committee says the party's October presidential debate will take place at a small university in Ohio

  ‘You don’t wait on something to come to you, you create that opportunity,’ says ‘Caught in the Act’ creator Kevin Taylor

Five Cleveland area actors get “Caught in the Act” at the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival (GCUFF).

GOP lawmaker criticized over AR-15 gun tweet about Beto O’Rourke

Beto O'Rourke has made gun control his signature issue in the aftermath of a mass shooting last month in his hometown of El Paso.

Cleveland Police searching for endangered 49-year-old man with special needs missing since Tuesday

Police described Matthew Heutsche as 5′7″ tall, 175 lbs., with brown hair, blue eyes, glasses, a beard and mustache, and was last seen wearing camouflage shorts and a rock band t-shirt.

Singer Eddie Money dies of esophageal cancer at 70

The 70-year-old whose real name is Edward Mahoney recently had learned that his cancer had spread to his liver and lymph nodes.

  A vaccine could be the answer to the opioid epidemic plaguing the county

The thought of a vaccine being used to treat people with an opioid addiction isn’t just a hope, it’s trying to become a reality in labs at Virginia Tech.

  Cuyahoga County Corrections Officer pleads not guilty to extortion and intimidation

Idris-Farid Clark is also accused of assaulting an inmate.

Lamborghini driver gets caught driving 131 mph on I-77

Too fast

  $1 million bond for the brother of Olympic gymnast Simone Biles

Tevin Biles-Thomas is accused of killing 3 people on New Year's Eve.

  Ohio woman acquitted of murder sentenced to 3 years probation for burying baby’s corpse

Brooke Skylar Richardson avoided any additional jail time after being sentenced Friday, one day after being convicted of abusing her baby’s corpse.

  West Salem man dies when SUV goes off road and strikes utility pole

Accident in Brunswick shuts down Marks Road

  Accused killer found incompetent to stand trial for allegedly sexually assaulting Medina County girl in 1997

Accused killer Samuel Legg appeared in court Friday morning on accusations of raping a Medina County girl in 1997.

  Updated: Truck fire on I-71 shut down all northbound traffic Friday morning (video)

Semi truck fire closes northbound lanes of I-71

75-year-old Jackson Township accused of murdering 2 women decades ago has arraignment postponed

Arraignment for man who police believe stabbed a woman to death

Northeast Ohio student and school district are making sure all kids have access to life-saving drug

Coming up at 5 on 19 News, we introduce you to one student making a difference to keep his school safe.

  Dangerous shortage of life-saving drugs puts parents in fear for school season

A dangerous shortage of a life-saving drug and continued high costs are putting many parents in fear as they send their children back to school.

  Families fearful of life-saving drug shortage: ‘I’m still waiting for that refill’

The drug that once saved Chase’s life comes at a high cost, and now, it also comes with a wait list.

  Woman says father bitten over 100 times by ants before death at Atlanta VA Medical Center

The Department of Veterans Affairs in Atlanta is making changes after the daughter of a Georgia veteran made a horrible discovery in his bedroom. She found her father, a Vietnam veteran in his VA nursing home bed covered with ant bites.

Commuter Cast for Friday, Sept. 13

Here’s a look at what you can expect on your drive to work this morning.

Lawyer: School threat was an attempt to get girl’s attention

A lawyer says a Pennsylvania man's social media threat to shoot suburban Cleveland high school students was a misguided attempt to get in touch with a female at the school, and no harm was intended

  Woman punched and choked after going for a jog in Ohio City

Cleveland Police are investigating after a woman was chased down and jumped by an attacker this morning in Ohio City in the area of West 41st Street and Bailey Avenue.

  Residents say East Cleveland City Hall elevator has been broken for years, and they want it fixed

19 News is helping residents who hope to get another elevator fixed. This one is different though, it’s in a public building.

Mayfield Heights family hit with $125,000 bill after grandmother suffers severe stroke in Italy

This past spring, a Mayfield Heights woman was traveling with her daughter and granddaughter in Italy when tragedy struck.

  Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson won’t talk to local media about family problems

Is the mayor stonewalling media from behind giant pillars at City Hall because of the controversy surrounding his grandson? We wanted to ask him about that and a few other important questions.

  Cleveland mayor on grandson’s case: ‘You can choose to believe the media, or you can believe me’

After more than two weeks of questions, Mayor Frank Jackson broke his silence regarding questions about his grandson, but the mayor did it in an interview conducted by City Hall.

Rare birth: Couple welcomes 9 lb. 11 oz. baby on 9/11 at 9:11

Cametrione and Justin Brown welcomed their 9 pound 11 ounce baby at a Tennessee hospital on 9/11 at 9:11.

  LISTEN: Police calls detail moments after mayor’s grandson allegedly attacked woman

For the first time, we’re hearing radio traffic between dispatchers and police as emergency crews responded to a woman that was attacked in Cleveland.

  The best cluck for your buck: Cleveland’s definitive chicken sandwich guide

Check out the best chicken sandwiches right here in the City of Cleveland.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection arrest Parma Heights man for having car full of illegal firearms

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said a 33-year-old Parma Heights man was arrested at the PEace Bridge Port of Entry in Buffalo NY after officers found he was in possession of a slew of illegal firearms.

OBJ says he was targeted by Gregg Williams two years ago

OBJ: Gregg Williams told players to "take me out"

DOJ: Drug ring leader controlled shipments of fentanyl, cocaine between Northeast Ohio and Mexico while in prison

The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced an indictment against 10 people with ties to Cleveland and the Painesville area who are suspected to be part of a drug ring.

  Cleveland Police still searching for suspect that robbed Metro PCS at gunpoint back in August

The victim said the suspect had a gun in his hand and pointed it at her, demanding she give him all the iPhones in the store, according to police.

  Shoplifting suspect shot with Taser by South Euclid police after refusing to get out of vehicle

A South Euclid police officer used a Taser on a man accused of shoplifting from an area Walmart after he refused to get out of the car during a traffic stop.

  Laborers finally getting backpay, raises from city of Cleveland after 19 News report

Overdue back pay and bonus money finally being paid to laborers by City of Cleveland.

  'What a monster you are’: Former judge Lance Mason will be parole eligible after 35 years for brutally killing ex-wife Aisha Fraser

Former judge Lance Mason will learn his fate Thursday afternoon after pleading guilty to murdering his ex-wife Aisha Fraser.

Baffert responds to report of Justify failing drug test weeks before 2018 Kentucky Derby

An attorney for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert responded Thursday to a published report that Triple Crown winner Justify failed a drug test just weeks before the 2018 Kentucky Derby.

  19 First Alert Weather Day: Threat for severe storms returns Friday afternoon and evening

Cloudy most of the day and cooler

Lorain elementary school lifts lockdown after police respond to shooting in the area

Lorain City Schools confirmed the lockdown on Admiral King Elementary School has been lifted after police responded to a shooting in the area.

  Rare Friday the 13th full moon will be seen for first time in nearly 20 years

People with superstitions should be wary.

Medical Examiner identifies man found dead in a bag on Cleveland’s East Side

Victim died from blunt force impacts to the head.

Geauga County Sheriff arranges drug deal from Lakewood woman

Detectives arranged a deal to purchase heroin and methamphetamine

  2019 Ohio school report cards are out, here’s how to look up your school and disctrict

The Ohio Department of Education on Thursday released 2019 report cards for the state’s school districts and for individual schools.

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson on investigation involving grandson: ‘You can choose to believe the media or you can believe me’

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson is finally speaking out about the ongoing criminal investigations involving his grandson, Frank Q. Jackson.

  Sunny Side Up: Do you support the President’s proposed ban on flavored vapes?

Your opinion counts

  Sherwin-Williams considering plan to move global headquarters from Cleveland

The Sherwin-Williams Company announced on Thursday that it is in the process of exploring options to move the global headquarters from Cleveland.

Euclid police officer charged with 3 misdemeanors has case postponed until Oct. 21

In 2017, Amiott made international news when video showed the officer punching a suspect, Richard Hubbard III, during a traffic stop.

‘BYOB’ to Popeyes so you can make your own chicken sandwich

Popeyes knows you’re still sad about the spicy chicken sandwich being off the menu but the fast food chain has a quick fix to ease those cravings.

  Cleveland Browns tailgater who fell off top of mini van goes home, ‘finally!’

The incident was captured during 19 News’ live shot.

  Burned out car allegedly involved in West Side murder is similar to Volkswagen Cleveland mayor’s grandson says he sold months ago (bodycam)

Cleveland Police have released new bodycam video, which shows a burned out Volkswagen that was allegedly used in the Aug. 28 murder of Antonio Parra on Clark Avenue.

  Vandals inflict thousands of dollars in damage on 2 Lorain County parks

Vandals struck twice in seven days destroying bathroom stalls, lighting fixtures and an expensive system designed to reduce the number of geese in South Central Park in North Ridgeville.

  Council members pressuring Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams to hand off August homicide investigation involving mayor’s grandson

A growing number of city leaders are joining 19 News in putting the pressure on Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams.

8 people without life jackets rescued in Lake Erie after boat capsizes near Lorain

Eight people were rescued from a 36-foot catamaran boat that capsized on Lake Erie this afternoon, according to the Buffalo command of the U.S. Coast Guard.

Ohio medical board: No medical marijuana for people living with anxiety, autism

The State Medical Board of Ohio voted against a petition filed asking to add anxiety disorder and autism spectrum disorder to a list of qualifying conditions to receive medical marijuana.