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  • Man charged with groping two women on flight to Cleveland

    CLEVELAND– A woman described a nightmare in the air that has a local man facing a sexual assault charge. Records show Gregory Carroll sat between two women on an American Airlines flight from Charlotte to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. Both women said he groped them. “He grabbed my leg inappropriately. The first time he did, I’m like, ‘Oh, that’s OK.’ Then he did it again. and I’m like, ‘OK, that’s enough,'” one victim told FOX 8. A police report showed […]

  • Special prosecutor named for deadly police-involved shooting outside Cleveland bar

    CLEVELAND – A special prosecutor was appointed to investigate and prosecute matters into the police-involved shooting outside the Corner Alley bar in University Circle on Jan. 13. Cuyahoga County Administrative Judge John Russo approved the appointment Wednesday of Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney Ron O’Brien or any of his assistants. The Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the fatal shooting. Cleveland police said off-duty Police Sgt. Dean Graziolli shot and killed 21-year-old Thomas Yatsko. According to a police report, Graziolli helped […]

  • I TEAM: How many guns are actually found in the hands of local students?

    CLEVELAND – The shooting inside Jackson Middle School and the massacre inside a school in Florida in recent days have led the FOX 8 I TEAM to investigate how many local students actually get caught with guns. Cleveland Schools say 6 so far this academic year. The district says two students were found with guns last year. 4 the year before. Akron Schools say they’ve found 2 guns in those three years. But one of them this month. Both guns […]

  • I TEAM: video leads to action at dangerous rail crossing

    EUCLID, Ohio – The FOX 8 I TEAM has learned safety improvements are coming to a local railroad crossing where a mother recorded cell phone video of a school bus with kids under a crossing gate as a train rumbled past. Last month, Shelley Banning saw a Euclid city school bus stopped under a rail crossing gate on Chardon Road. The gate came to rest on top of the bus. Tuesday, only FOX 8 was rolling as state and local […]

  • I TEAM: Man arrested trying to steal gun at local gun show

    CLEVELAND – The FOX 8 I TEAM has obtained police video showing Berea officers arresting a wanted man for trying to steal a rifle at a gun show. It happened Sunday at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds. Berea Police arrested Mitchell Bonkowski for taking a rifle off a table of a gun dealer and trying to walk out with it. Employees of the dealer stopped him. One told police, “I seen him get it. He put it down by his leg […]

  • I TEAM: more shake-up at juvenile jail after riot

    CLEVELAND – The FOX 8 I TEAM has learned of more management changes at the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center in the wake of a riot there last month. Two top administrators have been reassigned and given big pay cuts. And this comes after the woman at the top, Karmin Bryant, suddenly retired. Teen inmates caused $200,000 in damage and went wild until a sheriff’s department SWAT team moved in to take control. That led the County Prosecutor and others […]

  • I-Team learns of new push by some Ohio lawmakers to protect schools

    The FOX 8 I-Team has learned of a new push by some Ohio lawmakers to require schools statewide to do more than ever to prepare for a gunman coming into schools. State Representative Adam Miller is leading the drive behind a new bill requiring every school to hold training drills with police, practicing what to do when someone’s shooting in the school. The bill also calls for hiring emergency response planners all over the state to work with groups of […]

  • How effective are school safety tiplines?

    CLEVELAND– The FOX 8 I-Team is investigating school safety tiplines used by districts in Northeast Ohio. We looked at whether anyone uses the hotlines and what happens when someone drops a tip there. We found a statewide school safety hotline took in 125 tips last year. That number is more than double what it was two years ago. Meantime, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District said it gets an average of 72 tips a month about students who may be at […]

  • I TEAM: Exclusive video of citizen crimefighter stopping inmate escape

    CLEVELAND – The FOX 8 I TEAM has obtained exclusive police video showing how a construction worker tackled a man who had escaped from police even while handcuffed. The citizen crime fighter had been a mystery man until the I TEAM tracked him down. The incident happened in December and the video was just released to the I TEAM. Cleveland Police took a jail inmate to MetroHealth Medical Center to be checked out for a hand injury. Police body camera […]

  • I TEAM: Exclusive video records a very unusual surrender for sex offender

    CLEVELAND – The FOX 8 I TEAM has obtained exclusive video showing a man surrendering to police after sexually assaulting a child, and he did it even with the young victim in the backseat. This case led the I TEAM to uncover an increasing number of sex assaults coming to light. However, the case of Mark Fry certainly stunned even veteran investigators with how it happened. Fry’s case happened last year, but the court case is now closed, and the […]

  • Pro football star named in downtown Cleveland altercation

    CLEVELAND – A woman filed a report with Cleveland police saying Kansas City Chief’s running back, Kareem Hunt, “shoved and pushed” her during an altercation at the downtown Cleveland entertainment complex called The 9. The incident happened early Saturday morning. Police ended up filing two reports due to conflicting claims from people at the scene. No criminal charges have been filed. According to the police report, the 19-year-old woman claims Hunt pushed her in the hallway, causing scratches on her […]

  • I TEAM: Pysch Clinic Director has no license – application expired

    CLEVELAND – The FOX 8 I TEAM is uncovering more of the story behind the man running the Cuyahoga County Court Psych Clinic even though he has no license. State records obtained by the I TEAM show Julian Dooley had an application for a license on file for 5 years. But that expired last November. And the records show no evidence Dooley ever took a test toward getting a license. The Court Psych Clinic evaluates inmates and criminal suspects for […]