By CHRIS TALBOTT AP Music Writer Not a lot of fans knew who Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Lorde were when we gathered a year ago to celebrate music with the Grammy Awards nominations.Full Story >
By CHRIS TALBOTT AP Music Writer Jay Z easily led Grammy Award nominations announced Friday with nine, but left-of-center rappers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Kendrick Lamar were among a group of new...Full Story >
North Korea says it has deported an elderly U.S. tourist and war veteran detained for more than a month for alleged hostile acts against the country.Full Story >
North Korea on Saturday deported an elderly U.S. tourist, apparently ending the saga of Merrill Newman's return to the North six decades after he advised South Korean guerrillas still loathed by Pyongyang.Full Story >
FBI Special Agent Christine Oliver is back on the stand to begin another week of testimony in the Jimmy Dimora corruption trial.
She spent all of Friday afternoon testifying about checks that Dimora's wife, Lori, wrote for previously unpaid work done by contractors on their Independence home.
The checks were written soon after Dimora pal Steven Pumper learned of the FBI corruption investigation and alerted Dimora. Prosecutors are making the case that the checks were an attempt to create a paper trail and make it appear Dimora was paying for the work. The basis of their case is that the jobs done at the home were favors in return for Dimora steering contracts to the contractors.
Dimora spoke in somber tones on recordings made the day he began to cover his tracks. He called Michael Gabor and said, "Don't talk on the phone, don't talk on the phone. I need to talk to you a minute." Dimora later told Gabor the FBI was snooping.
Jimmy Dimora's effort to create a paper trail, and make it look genuine, was extensive. He paid either $500 or $1000 on his granite bill a dozen times until it was paid for. Payments that began in 2008 - a day after he knew the FBI was watching. Payments for work that began eight years earlier.
Dimora's lawyer, William Whitaker, and co-defendant Michael Gabor's attorney Leif Christman both said they felt the trial is moving faster than they expected. Four of the five main witnesses to testify against Dimora have already been on the stand. The final major witness yet to testify is Frank Russo. There is no indication when he will testify, but it is thought that he will be the prosecution's final witness.
Wednesday, December 4 2013 8:15 PM EST2013-12-05 01:15:23 GMT
One of the key players in the Cuyahoga County corruption scandal was sentenced Wednesday. Full Story >
One of the key players in the Cuyahoga County corruption scandal was sentenced Wednesday. Steven Pumper, the former CEO of DAS Construction, pleaded guilty to nine counts, including bribery. He was sentenced to eight yeas and one month in prison.
Tuesday, December 3 2013 10:25 AM EST2013-12-03 15:25:51 GMT
Jimmy Dimora and Frank Russo are back in Federal prison after weeks of interrogation by County Prosecutor's. Like 19 Action News on Facebook for the latest news, weather, sports and giveaways. CopyrightFull Story >
Jimmy Dimora and Frank Russo are back in Federal prison after weeks of interrogation by Cuyahoga County Prosecutors.Full Story >
Thursday, November 7 2013 10:44 PM EST2013-11-08 03:44:10 GMT
19 Action News found just how much it's costing Cuyahoga County taxpayers to hold convicted County Commissioners Jimmy Dimora and Frank Russo. The cost has now topped $10,000. Dimora and Russo bothFull Story >
19 Action News found just how much it's costing Cuyahoga County taxpayers to hold convicted County Commissioners Jimmy Dimora and Frank Russo.Full Story >
Monday, October 28 2013 5:18 PM EDT2013-10-28 21:18:30 GMT
A key player in the county corruption scandal faces between four and five years in prison at her sentencing on Monday afternoon. Sandy Klimkowski, the former president of the Maple Heights School Board,Full Story >
A key player in the county corruption scandal faces between four and five years in prison at her sentencing on Monday afternoon. Sandy Klimkowski is the former president of the Maple Heights School Board.Full Story >
Thursday, October 10 2013 4:43 PM EDT2013-10-10 20:43:51 GMT
Dozen of charges have been filed against a woman who worked for the Cuyahoga County Weights and Measures Division. Investigators say Lisa Rogers repeatedly lied on time sheets. Lisa Rogers has been indictedFull Story >
A former Cuyahoga County weights-and-measures inspector has been indicted by a Grand Jury for filing false reports and bogus time cards, County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty announced on Thursday.Full Story >
Friday, December 6 2013 8:47 PM EST2013-12-07 01:47:56 GMT
Police say impairment appears to be a factor in a single-vehicle crash that sent four people to the hospital Officers say that the accident happened around 2:05 p.m. on Friday afternoon near mile markerFull Story >
Police say impairment appears to be a factor in a single-vehicle crash that sent four people to the hospitalFull Story >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 12:42 AM EST2013-12-04 05:42:35 GMT
MADISON COUNTY, KY (WAVE) – A mother is facing charges after she allegedly left her children in a bedroom with drugs and a corpse. According to Richmond police, around 8:30 a.m. on November 30 officersFull Story >
According to Richmond police, around 8:30 a.m. on November 30 officers responded to a home in Dixie Plaza on a report a 24-year-old man had overdosed.Full Story >
Friday, December 6 2013 10:23 PM EST2013-12-07 03:23:09 GMT
As snowfall moves into the metro area, FOX19 is keeping an eye on the traffic conditions Friday afternoon throughout the Tri-State. Here's what you need to know as you prepare to drive home.Full Story >
As icy conditions continue, FOX19 is keeping an eye on the traffic conditions Friday night throughout the Tri-State.Full Story >
Friday, December 6 2013 3:59 PM EST2013-12-06 20:59:53 GMT
Brown County Sheriffs are searching for a missing 42-year-old woman. Officers say that Genevieve Smith failed to show up for work and missed a court hearing. Police say this is unusual for Smith. OfficersFull Story >
Brown County Sheriffs are searching for a missing 42-year-old woman. Officers say that Genevieve Smith failed to show up for work and missed a court hearing.
Friday, December 6 2013 10:20 PM EST2013-12-07 03:20:55 GMT
Loveland High School's football team won the DII state title Friday night in Canton. The Tigers beat Cleveland Glenville 41-23 to win the school's first state title in any sport. Loveland finished theFull Story >
Loveland High School's football team won the DII state title Friday night in Canton.Full Story >