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  • Convicted sex offender working as magician hit with new charge: I-Team

    The FOX 8 I TEAM has found a local sex offender working as a magician, and now he’s been hit with a new indictment. But the new charge isn’t for what he did. Instead, the indictment got filed for what investigators say this man did not do. David Garza is facing a charge of Failure to Register. Cuyahoga County prosecutors and Cuyahoga County sheriff’s deputies say Garza did not register his employment. He works as a magician running Gilligan Magic. […]

  • Mother of murdered police officer turns to I-Team after what happened to son’s gravesite

    CLEVELAND — The FOX 8 I TEAM is getting action for the mother of a Cleveland Police officer shot and killed in the line of duty. Pat McLaughlin ended up heartbroken and furious during a recent visit to her son’s gravesite. She found a special marker chipped and bent, a rosary crushed, mud and debris on the headstone, and damage there too. Officer Robert Clark died in 1998. He got shot to death as police moved in to arrest a […]

  • I TEAM: Sweeping investigation has 13 juvenile jail officers off job

    CLEVELAND – The FOX 8 I TEAM has found 13 workers inside the Cuyahoga Juvenile Detention Center have been taken off the job during a criminal investigation into what happened to a 16-year-old inmate. The Juvenile Court says those workers include a detention center manager and 12 “detention center officers.” They are now on paid leave as the investigation plays out. The investigation began after the mother of the 16-year-old inmate said she got an anonymous call about disgusting abuse […]

  • I TEAM: Violent crime spree solved with tiny clues

    CUYAHOGA COUNTY – The FOX 8 I TEAM has found two men going away to prison for decades for a violent crime spree, and we’ve learned investigators built the case with an unusual string of clues. In fact, the first break in the case came after an officer noticed bubbles in a bottle of iced tea after a robbery of a convenience store. The crimes involved 7 armed hold-ups of businesses from downtown to the eastern suburbs. A man with […]

  • Even after deadly Cleveland house fires, few take advantage of free smoke alarms

    CLEVELAND– A series of deadly house fires in Cleveland led the FOX 8 I-Team to go door-to-door finding out how many of you are living dangerously, taking a daily gamble by living with no smoke detectors in your home. We found it to be kind of a risky, open secret. Consider the grandmother helping to raise five kids in a home near East 55th Street and Broadway in Cleveland. Carol Adkins admitted she hasn’t had a smoke detector for years. […]

  • Cleveland firefighter accused of bad behavior during RNC gets letter of reprimand

    CLEVELAND– The FOX 8 I TEAM has found only a letter of reprimand issued against a Cleveland firefighter investigated for months after being accused of bad behavior during last summer’s Republican National Convention. A written reprimand and a warning has been issued to Battalion Chief Bradley Englehart. The investigation began after a convention volunteer accused the firefighter of groping her. But she decided not to prosecute, and no criminal charges were filed. Then, Englehart faced administrative charges for drinking inside […]

  • I-Team: Investigation into missing money raised for local athletes

    LYNDHURST, Ohio — The FOX 8 I TEAM has uncovered an investigation into possible missing money raised in the name of local high school athletes. And we’ve even found questions about money collected after a teen died following practice. The investigation has just begun in Lyndhurst. It began after a spring training trip for the Brush High School Baseball team put together with the help of boosters. But they recently got an email saying the bill for the trip hadn’t […]

  • I TEAM: hear the recording of councilman put on hold calling 9-1-1

    CLEVELAND – The FOX 8 I TEAM now has obtained the recording of the phone call last week when Cleveland Councilman and candidate for mayor Zack Reed ended up on hold after calling 9-1-1. It took City Hall nearly a week to produce the recording, and it only happened after the I TEAM kept pressing for it. City Hall initially sent other 9-1-1 clips, and a spokesman said the city had no record of the Councilman’s call. The night of […]

  • I TEAM: woman busted for jail escape now back out of jail

    CLEVELAND – The FOX 8 I TEAM is investigating after a judge released a woman from jail even as she’s facing charges for breaking out of jail. Crystal Bullins now is out on bond after posting just $100. Memorial Day weekend, Cleveland Police say Bullins escaped from a city jail. She’d been locked up on a minor charge. Police say she tried climbing a fence surrounding the jail. Then, police say she stole a prisoner van with guns in it. […]

  • Both suspects now in custody in robbery, chase that ended in manhunt

    NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio —  A second suspect wanted for an armed robbery in Cleveland, that ended in a manhunt, is in custody. Police told Fox 8 this started around 10:45 p.m. Tuesday night with a robbery at the Subway at W. 106th St. and Lorain Ave. Two teens were believed to be responsible for the hold-up. They took off in a stolen Mercedes and led police on a chase. The two jumped out of the car and ran into the […]

  • I-Team: New video released in case of man who died after drinking at bar

    OLMSTED FALLS, Ohio — The FOX 8 I-Team has obtained exclusive video shedding new light on what happened the night investigators say a man died after getting served alcohol at a local bar while he was already drunk. The case began nearly three years ago, but there are new developments, and the video has just been released to the I-Team. At the heart of this, the death of Brandyn Pino.  State agents with the Ohio Investigative Unit say he died […]

  • Video: Cleveland Police Commission member arrested after traffic stop

    CLEVELAND — The FOX 8 I TEAM is investigating the arrest of a member of the Cleveland Police Commission. The bust comes even as that group is helping to oversee reform of the police department. Police video shows Euclid officers arrested Anthony Body on new charges and an outstanding warrant. The arrest happened after a traffic stop. And a report shows Body told officers he’s part of a group “fixing the police”. Body sits on the Cleveland Police Commission, a citizens […]