Friday, May 24 2013 7:03 AM EDT2013-05-24 11:03:25 GMT
As survivors of Monday's tornado that killed 24 people in Moore, Oklahoma, prepare to spend part of Memorial Day Weekend honoring the dead, the survivors must worry about health dangers stemming from allFull Story >
As survivors of Monday's tornado that killed 24 people in Moore, Oklahoma, prepare to spend part of Memorial Day Weekend honoring the dead, the survivors must worry about health dangers stemming from all the infrastructure that's been destroyed.Full Story >
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Friday, May 24 2013 6:36 AM EDT2013-05-24 10:36:44 GMT
Some cooler and much less humid weather is headed our way. This will lead to mostly sunny skies for Friday and a pleasant - if not a tad chilly - high in the mid 60s. Full Story >
This afternoon, we'll see plenty of sunshine but highs in the mid 60s which is 10 degrees below average. Full Story >
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -
Jury selection begins Friday for two more men accused in the County Corruption Investigation -- CMHA boss George Phillips Oliver and businessman Michael McMichael.
Paul Orlousky looks at what they could be risking by going to trial.
On Wednesday the two men rejected plea deals offered by the government. By doing so they are taking the same risk that Jimmy Dimora is by going to trial...prison, fines and their pensions.
By going to trial Jimmy Dimora is playing with fire. If one thing is clear in the County Corruption Investigation it is that there is widely differing treatment of those who cooperate with the government and those who go to trial, fight and lose. Don't forget that each and every person who has gone to trial has lost; Judges Bridget McCafferty, Steven Terry, MetroHealth's Thomas Greco, and VAS partner William Mitchell. All are on varying length federal vacations behind bars.
Now compare that to those who have played ball with the FEDS and cooperated. They've all plead guilty to serious crimes but aren't in prison. Their vacations are real. Frank Russo has been seen all over town. He was spotted looking at jewelry at Beachwood Place, watching a male stripper at a Cleveland bar and even dishing up food for the hungry at St. Agustines.
Former Lakewood Mayor Anthony Sinagra is still out two years after admitting what he did. Maple Heights School Board President Sandy Klimkowski is still out as well, two years later. The districts treasurer Christopher Krause's been out a year and a half. And Frank Russo pal Joseph O'Malley is still out a year and a half after fessing up.
Same for bribe happy Ferris Kleem, a year and a half and still free. County computer boss Dan Weaver is still out a year after pleading.
And then there is Kevin Kelley the grand daddy of the whole thing. He got the sweetest deal of all by flipping and singing a song the FEDS wanted to hear as soon as investigators rang his doorbell. It's paid off. He's living in sunny Florida, going to relatives weddings in Las Vegas and has even talked the public employee's retirement system into paying his a $60,000 a year disability pension because he's stressed at being in trouble.
And there is also another element to this...pensions. The government took a lot of Steven Terry's, the first time that's happened in Ohio. They are sure to try that again if they win new convictions.
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:17:47 GMT
Heads are starting to roll at the IRS. A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leaveFull Story >
A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leave Thursday. We have learned more about Lois Lerner's connections to Cindy Thomas, the highest ranking Cincinnati employee in this IRS division.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:15:38 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastFull Story >
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:32 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:32:20 GMT
A suspect was arrested Thursday in the fatal shooting of a man in East Price Hill. On May 14, officers responded to the 500 block of Elberon Avenue around 11:15 p.m. Upon arrival, police located ScottFull Story >
A suspect was arrested Thursday in the fatal shooting of a man in East Price Hill.Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:47 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:47:43 GMT
The Kentucky Supreme Court has suspended northern Kentucky attorney Eric C. Deters for 60 days because of misconduct in two civil cases. The suspension marks the second time the high court has suspendedFull Story >
The Kentucky Supreme Court has suspended northern Kentucky attorney Eric C. Deters for 60 days because of misconduct in two civil cases.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:20 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:20:28 GMT
The Cincinnati Tea Party announced that it will protest the IRS on Tuesday over the targeting of liberty groups regarding their tax status. The protest will begin at Fountain Square at noon on TuesdayFull Story >
The Cincinnati Tea Party protested the IRS on Tuesday over the targeting of liberty groups regarding their tax status. Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 4:38 AM EDT2013-05-24 08:38:10 GMT
(RNN) - A bridge in Washington has collapsed and at least two cars are in the water, according to KING 5 TV out of Seattle. The bridge is part of Interstate 5. There is no word on injuries. Copyright 2013Full Story >
A photo from the scene showed a man sitting on top of his car, which was partially submerged.Full Story >
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