Police release video, names of officers in shooting of 12-year-old boy
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Peggy Gallek joined the Fox 8 News team in September 2012 as an I-Team Reporter.

In October 2014, I got married!! I now live in Summit County with my husband and two cats, Cupcake and Felix.

Before coming to Cleveland, Peggy
was a reporter at WKBN in Youngstown and began working as a newspaper reporter with the Hubbard News, a weekly publication, in 1989.

In 1990, Peggy started with the Vindicator in Youngstown. She worked there until 2005 when she went to broadcast, at WYTV 33. In 2007, the station was bought by WKBN and Peggy worked for both WYTV, WKBN.
Peggy has won several state awards, including two regional Edward R. Murrow awards.

She was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio.


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    Police release video, names of officers in shooting of 12-year-old boy

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Authorities released surveillance video Wednesday of the officer-involved shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. **Warning: Below is the surveillance video that was released by Cleveland police at the request of Tamir’s family. We are not showing the shooting out of respect to Tamir’s family. Some may still find the video to be disturbing.** The names of the officers involved were also released.  They are Timothy Loehmann, age 26, appointed to the force in March 2014, and Frank Garmback, […]

  • Scene from officer-involved shooting 11/22/14

    Names of officers involved in shooting of 12-year-old to soon be released

    CLEVELAND – Police officers involved in Saturday’s shooting of a 12-year-old boy, who was reportedly waving a fake gun, gave formal statements of the incident today. Police officials said the two officers, along with union officials, were at police headquartersTuesday afternoon to tell officials what took place Saturday. City officials expect the officers’ names to be released soon. Officials have said the officers told them right after the incident ‎that Tamir Rice did not comply when officers told him to […]

  • Charges against a couple were dropped following the investigation into a Sandusky traffic stop caught on video.

    Charges dropped against couple after Sandusky officer suspended for traffic stop

    SANDUSKY, Ohio – Charges against a couple arrested during a controversial traffic stop in October have been dismissed. Andree Stockett and his girlfriend, Kathryn Said were both charged with obstructing  official business.  Stockett , who was a passenger in the car, refused to identify himself when asked by Sandusky Police Officer Christopher Denny. Stockett said police had been harassing him so he taped the incident on his cell phone. **Watch video of the traffic stop below** The charges against the […]

  • Chief Calvin Williams at officer-involved shooting press conference on 11/24/14

    Cleveland police chief: We need to teach our kids that guns are not toys

    CLEVELAND- Authorities gave an update Monday on the officer-involved shooting death of a 12-year-old boy. Tamir E. Rice died Sunday after being shot in the abdomen in the playground of Cleveland’s Cudell Recreation Center Saturday afternoon. Police were called to reports of a male waving and pointing what appeared to be a gun at people in the playground. It turned out to be an airsoft gun. Cleveland Police Patrolman’s Association President Jeff Follmer said when officers arrived at the scene, […]

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    Medical examiner releases identity of 12-year-old killed in police-involved shooting

    CLEVELAND — The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner has released the identity of the 12-year-old boy who died after being shot by a Cleveland police officer Saturday evening. Tamir E. Rice, 12, died Sunday, according to the medical examiner. Attorney Tim Kucharski, of Richardson & Kucharski, is the attorney representing the family. He told Fox 8’s Allison Brown Sunday, “This family deserves a thorough investigation.” Kucharski said he is doing what he can do protect the Rice family, and asked for […]

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    Authorities back at site of 2012 deadly police chase, shooting

    EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio — Agents with the state Bureau of Criminal Identification were at a parking lot in East Cleveland Saturday, the scene where Cleveland officers shot two unarmed suspects following a chase in November 2012. BCI confirmed they were assisting the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s office ‎and were  placing cruisers where they were the night of the incident. Joe Frolic, a spokesman for the prosecutor’s office, declined comment. Neither agency would say why exactly they were there, or if it was […]

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    12-year-old with ‘airsoft’ gun shot by officer in playground, 911 call released

    **Warning: Some may find the language used in the video above offensive** CLEVELAND, Ohio — Police determined that a 12-year-old boy was shot by an officer outside a Cleveland rec center Saturday when he reached into his waistband for an airsoft gun. According to Cleveland police, witnesses first reported around 3:30 p.m. that a male was in the playground area outside Cudell Recreation Center, waving a gun and pointing it at people. One 911 caller said the suspect was “probably […]

  • Police: 4 shot and killed, 10-year-old injured at Cleveland home

    CLEVELAND- Cleveland police say four people– two men and two women– are dead after they were shot and killed at a home on East 92nd and Wade Park Ave. Friday night. Police received the call about the shooting just after 7:30 p.m. A 10-year-old girl, who witnessed the shooting, was also shot. She was taken to Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. Authorities say she’s expected to be okay. Officials first reported to FOX 8 I-Team reporter Peggy Gallek that multiple […]

  • I-Team: Exclusive video shows moments after dog-fighting ring raid

    TWINSBURG, Ohio –Six pit bulls that appear to have been used for dog fighting were abandoned in a vacant house in Akron and are now in the custody of Pawsibilities, the Humane Society of Greater Akron. The dogs were found Wednesday. Humane Officer Tim Harland said the dogs were found caged in their own waste and had no food or water. Two deceased dogs were also found. “What we found was one of the most gruesome scenes I have witnessed […]

  • Councilmen call for more training after police cruiser crashes

    CLEVELAND – An update on FOX 8’s I-Team story about the thousands of taxpayers dollars being spent to fix wrecked police cruisers. Two Cleveland City councilmen are asking for additional training for police officers as well as more supervision. “A third of them were preventable and anytime you have a police officer that gets involved in an accident that could have been prevented by his judgment, or her judgment, then I think the disciplinary action needs to kick in and […]

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    Man accused of making creepy calls pleads not guilty

    ELYRIA, Ohio– Gene Croy, Jr., 49, of Elyria, appeared in municipal court Wednesday to face numerous charges for allegedly making obscene phone calls. He entered not guilty pleas and is free on bond. North Ridgeville Lt. Greg Petek says Croy, Jr. is accused of making thousands of obscene calls to area businesses. Police say he called a tanning salon, retail stores, and a nursing home. He is due back in court in December. Read more here.  

  • Assisted living facility director pleads not guilty to stealing meds from residents

    WESTLAKE, Ohio — Gardens at Westlake Executive Director Christina Melaragno, 41, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a 20-count indictment including theft, burglary, drug possession and drug traffic‎king. Westlake Police arrested Melaragno in October following a year-long investigation that involved the Drug Enforcement Agency. Police said Melaragno stole prescription pain medications, including Oxycodone, at least 11 times from several Gardens at Westlake residents. In some cases, they said, she replaced the drugs with over-the-counter pills like Tylenol. Police fielded complaints from […]