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  Fired Beachwood Police officer fights for his job back

  ‘Darren’s Law’ Bill fighting back against racially motivated 911 calls to be introduced Wednesday

  Beachwood officer who shot shoplifting suspect at mall fired from police department

  Senior advocates and lawmakers respond to 19 News nursing home investigation

  Ohio nursing home residents say COVID-19 hardships are affecting their overall care

  Police pursuit in East Cleveland ends with crash into 2 people; 1 man seriously injured (video)

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  Cleveland Police officer fired after using stun gun against man who taunted officer

  More tips coming in to Cuyahoga County prosecutors during the pandemic about child predators lurking online

  More Cuyahoga County children calling abuse helplines amid pandemic; DFCS seeing referrals back in ‘normal’ range

  City of Beachwood says officer who shot shoplifting suspect in 2019 violated several department policies, schedules disciplinary hearing

  East Cleveland officer who shot and killed suspect is back on the job; internal investigation of the incident is not complete

  Parma Heights doctor’s office under fire for misleading COVID testing, surprise bills and unwanted prescriptions

  Newly released body camera footage shows Cleveland Police officers respond to December domestic violence call involving the Mayor’s grandson

Weeks after officers responded to the call, Frank Q. Jackson now faces domestic violence charges. His girlfriend told police she called them because Frank Q. had hit her several times.

  Newest criminal case against Cleveland Mayor’s grandson could be different

The Cleveland Mayor’s grandson, Frank Q Jackson, was back in court Monday, after being arrested again this weekend.

  East Cleveland City Council, mayor in court over CARES Act funding dispersal

Leaders of a local city are at odds over federal coronavirus relief money their municipality received last year.

  East Cleveland City Council President calls for ‘immediate termination’ of officer who turned body camera off before shooting, killing suspect

Officials are calling for the immediate termination of the East Cleveland police officer who shot and killed a suspect last week.

  State unemployment office adds portal for Ohioans to report fraud as agents prepare to send out tax documents

  City of Cleveland takes steps to possibly demolish building where the illegal after-hours bar operates

  East Cleveland officer turns off body camera right before shooting 18-year-old carjacking suspect; cries after pulling trigger

  Woman injured in fatal illegal after hours club shooting in Cleveland: ‘Get this monster off the street’

Lorain native and America’s most prolific serial killer Samuel Little dies at 80, AP reports

  FBI, Cleveland police ask for help in unsolved 2011 Christmas Eve murder

  Lorain County judge’s order to not procreate because of owed child support is unconstitutional, Ohio Supreme Court says

London Chapman’s attorney, Giovanna Bremke, got Ohio’s Supreme Court to reverse the order that she says restricted Chapman’s constitutional rights.

  East Cleveland woman hit by a car questions why so many street lights are not working, making it dangerous for pedestrians

19 News troubleshooters are being put to work after a viewer called about several streetlights not working in her neighborhood.

  Parma Heights doctor’s office under fire as patients say they received misinformation about COVID tests

A doctor’s office in Northeast Ohio is at the center of a 19 News investigation after patients have filed complaints with Cuyahoga County, accusing staff of giving patients misleading information on COVID testing.

  Northeast Ohio residents looking for comfort during uncertain times are losing thousands of dollars in ‘pet scams’

People are losing an astounding amount of money looking for a companion in this trying time.

  Former East Cleveland mayor faces federal charges for obstructing justice in his fraud, bribery case

The former mayor of East Cleveland, Gary Norton, now faces federal charges of obstructing justice in a fraud and bribery case.

Less than half of Ohio small business owners who applied will receive state relief grants

New numbers show there’s still an incredible demand for help to keep small businesses afloat.

  High-ranking Cleveland official suspended for interacting with employees while knowingly infected with COVID-19

A high-ranking Cleveland city official was suspended for interacting with his employees, knowing he was infected with the coronavirus.

  COVID-related complaints drop in Cleveland as cases spike

Despite the rapid spread of COVID-19, new numbers show Cleveland officials are actually getting less complaints about how the community is handling pandemic restrictions.

  Northeast Ohio woman loses $15,000 to gift card scam; didn’t know she was a victim until her family intervened

A Northeast Ohio woman says she was scammed out of thousands of dollars just before the holidays this year.

New video shows scene of unsolved murder at illegal ‘after hours’ club in Cleveland

It took place at a known “after hours” club at the center of an ongoing 19 News investigation.

  FBI: murder-kidnapping suspect from Cleveland used Arabic alias to post ‘ideologies of violence’ on social media prior to committing crimes

According to the FBI, the suspect used an Arabic alias to post “ideologies of violence” on social media.

FBI renews call for help in solving mysterious double murder in a Cleveland Metropark

Kate Brown and her friend Carnell Sledge were found shot to death near a park bench in the Rocky River Reservation.

  Northeast Ohio rental scams on the rise amid the pandemic

Our partners at the Cuyahoga County scam Squad encourage people to always report a rental scam to them and police.

  Acting Put-in-Bay Police chief shoves victim of assault multiple times, complaint says (video)

There are new allegations of excessive force against the leader of an already embattled local police department.

  Director says Ohio’s unemployment system is better, but still not good enough to handle a surge of claims like we saw in March

Ohio’s Department of Job and Family Services Director Kim Hall gave an honest and straight forward answer about what would happen if the unemployment system is flooded with claims like it was when the pandemic broke out.

Hidden camera: Do Cleveland-area big box stores consistently enforce the mask mandate location to location?

Earlier this week, we showed you an employee we caught on camera, asking a customer to put his mask back on correctly. As we traveled across town, we discovered that not all workers take that initiative.

  FBI continues search for missing woman going on 14 years; uncle now in prison on unrelated charges

FBI agents thought an unrelated arrest might lead to some sort of helpful information in the case.

  Hidden camera: Are Northeast Ohio auto shops following the mask mandate?

19 News investigators took a hidden camera with us as we went through the process at a local shop.

  $2M in relief money up for grabs for Cuyahoga County residents to help pay overdue utility bills

The new program will support eligible residents in need of assistance paying sewer, water, wastewater, electric, and gas utilities.

  Federal judge in Northeast Ohio grants FTC’s request to shut down fraudulent websites claiming to sell cleaning products amid the pandemic

Victims who lost money trying to purchase cleaning products during the pandemic are getting some action.A federal judge in Northeast Ohio ordered several websites to take down fake ads for supplies after a lawsuit filed by the Federal Trade Commission’s Cleveland office.

  Thousands of Ohioans apply for grant money from the state provided amid the pandemic

The state of Ohio opened applications for three types of grants this week.One for small-business owners. One specifically for bars and restaurants. And one for people who need help with mortgage payments and utility bills.

Unidentified series searches for answers for families

Investigator, Sara Goldenberg profiles several cases of unidentified people the medical examiner’s office is trying to solve. Here's a look at the story you'll see on 19 News at 5.

  Nurse practitioner field grapples with question of whether to standardize curriculum nationwide

Nurse practitioners are questioning their own education at some colleges. There’s no national standard on how to educate nurse practitioners, while medical education for doctors was standardized more than 100 years ago.

  19 Investigates obtains video showing aftermath of Mayfield Heights hit-skip crash that injured a teenager

The people who stayed at the scene of the crash told police a man driving a RAV-4 hit 15-year-old Jason Grills on Mayfield Road and kept going.

  19 Investigates creates mail speed test, finds no significant delays using several Cleveland-area post offices

The United States Postal Service’s delivery performance has become a major point of contention, especially in battleground states this election since thousands of voters are mailing ballots instead of voting in person.

  Officer accuses East Cleveland Police sergeant of attempting to steal drugs seized as evidence (video)

A local police supervisor is accused, by one of his officers, of attempting to steal drugs seized as evidence. 19 News obtained video of the incident and the internal investigation that followed.We’ve also confirmed the FBI is now investigating as well.

  Murder of Cleveland mother took place at an ‘after-hours location’ known to police, operating on government property

19 News investigators discovered the “club” is actually on government-owned property, and the illegal parties there have been going on for years.

  Who are the 2 suspects accused of attempting to intimidate Black voters in Cleveland, East Cleveland?

The suspects are already under investigation, or facing charges in four other states.

  New data shows there have been 47% more killings in Cleveland so far this year than at this time in 2019

When we pressed the mayor on Oct. 9, the day after he barely addressed the increase in his state of the city speech, he said he’s not bothered by people who think he’s not tough enough on crime.

  Cuyahoga County Prosecutors find a way to keep hope alive for sexual assault victims in cases where suspects are still unidentified decades later

The Cuyahoga County prosecutor’s office says it's armed with new resources they say will help them track down violent rapists, who have yet to face punishment.

  $3 billion in unclaimed funds belongs to thousands of Ohioans, are you one of them?

People forget about their own money more than you may think. The forgotten money was left in bank accounts, safe deposit boxes, security deposits on utilities, stocks and bonds.

  Cuyahoga County Prosecutors help New Orleans officials crack 45-year-old rape case; Victim now pushing to change Ohio’s ‘statute of limitations’ law

The victim lives right here in Northeast Ohio, but was attending college in Louisiana when she reported the assault in 1975. Had the crime happened here, the woman may not be able to get the justice she’s so thankful for tonight.

  U.S. Border Patrol apprehensions in region down nearly 60% during pandemic

19 Investigates has learned U.S. Border Patrol stops in our region dropped significantly this year as fewer people travel back and forth between the United States and Canada because of border closures during the pandemic.

  New Beachwood police chief recorded telling officers he ‘thumped,’ ‘beat prisoners’ at beginning of career; chief says statements were taken out of context in conversation about police reform

Many members, including the Mayor, expressed outrage not necessarily about comments themselves, but the recording that got released.

  Ohio could be leader of drone, autonomous aircraft technology

One day you could see drones, air taxis, medevacs and other autonomous cargo aircraft over the highway in Ohio.

  Less drivers on the road months into pandemic, but deadly crashes are up

The effects of the pandemic on driving continue to last.

  BBB warns about scammers impersonating Amazon representatives as Prime Day draws thousands of customers

As the deals roll out on Amazon Prime Day, the Better Business is warning shoppers about scammers trying to take advantage of them.

  Mentor couple pays thousands for a car they never received; Cleveland BBB warning about car shipping scams

A Mentor couple shelled out thousands and never got the car they paid for online.

  Grand jury declines to charge Beachwood police officer who shot at a shoplifting suspect

A Beachwood police officer who shot at a shoplifting suspect in June of 2019 will not face criminal charges.

  Scammers posing as ‘Apple Support’ hitting Notheast Ohio neighborhoods hard with phone calls

Investigators say they’ve noticed scammers are focusing on certain area codes or pockets of town.

  Downtown Cleveland businesses use grant for repairs and revenue loss; some businesses choosing to stay closed through until after election

However, some concerns are lingering amid both the pandemic and the tense election season.

  Cleveland homicides up, surpass 2019 numbers already in early October

Cleveland homicides are up 31.5% this year when you compare where we are this October to last October.

  First responders urgently push for PTSD coverage at Ohio state capitol

First responders may sign up for the job, but that doesn’t mean they’re immune to what they see. They're asking for PTSD coverage as a part of workers' compensation.

  Unidentified: Who was this man found dead in a chimney two decades ago?

“He could’ve fallen in that chimney the July before that or he could’ve been in the chimney for 14 years,” the medical examiner's office said.

  Ohio farmers optimistic new bailout will help them through pandemic

Ohio farmers are breathing a sigh of relief, with funding to help them through the pandemic on the way.

  Cleveland Police release 911 calls from the night Det. James Skernivitz and another man were murdered

19 News Investigators obtained new records in the murder case of a Cleveland detective and one other man.

Restrictions around the site of the presidential debate affecting drives to area emergency rooms

Event officials say many of the road closures will be in place through Thursday.

  More than half of post-9/11 veterans surveyed say mental health worse during pandemic

A new study just released by Wounded Warrior Project surveyed nearly 30,000 post 9/11 wounded veterans from May to June.

  Vacation booking company cancelled months worth of vacations, leaves thousands without refunds, including several customers in Northeast Ohio

19 Investigates learned one company is now under investigation by several state attorneys general.

  Unidentified: Do you know who this man found dead in Lake Erie in 1997 was?

There are more than 50 cases of unidentified bodies in Cuyahoga County.

  Embattled Cleveland dance teacher charged in sexual abuse case claims he’s innocent

Terence Greene faces dozens of sexual abuse charges from former students.19 Investigates got to ask him questions in person for the first time Wednesday before his court appearance.

Former Cleveland dance teacher pleads not guilty to 74 felony crimes, including rape and kidnapping of former students

Terence Greene, 54, of Garfield Heights, was indicted on 74 felony counts including multiple counts of rape, sexual battery, felonious assault and kidnapping.

  19 News investigates the transparency of COVID case reporting at 8 Ohio universities

The COVID-19 cases popping up across campuses have many calling for more transparency. 19 News looked at data from eight universities in Ohio.

  More victims of alleged Ponzi scheme come forward to say they were betrayed by family friend

A local financial adviser and two of his associates were recently charged and accused of stealing millions of dollars from dozens of local families. More victims are coming forward to 19 investigates.

  Extra $300 unemployment checks beginning to appear in some claimants’ bank accounts

Some unemployment claimants tell 19 Investigates that extra funds are beginning to hit their accounts.

  Stark County employees ask Ohio Supreme Court to reconsider ruling on drug testing privacy case

Last month, 19 News told you when the judges ruled four to three that companies do have the right to have someone watch employees urinate for a drug screen.

  Company says dispute between 2 cities is why flooding continues at businesses near Cleveland/Garfield Heights border

A company said a dispute between two cities is what’s allowing flood damage to continue at several businesses.

  ‘Governor, unlock the doors now!’ Families of nursing home residents to bring urgent plea to state capitol Saturday

Families of nursing home residents want their voices heard, and some of them are protesting at the state capitol this Saturday.