Thursday, October 17 2013 11:02 PM EDT2013-10-18 03:02:34 GMT
Ever wonder what happens to all those nickels, dimes and quarters you pump into the city's parking meters? It may seem like small change, but it all adds up---about $2 million a year in the City of Cleveland. TheFull Story >
A Carl Monday undercover investigation of city parking collectors found a disturbing work ethic by the employees, a supervision breakdown by their supervisors and a potential security breach involving millions of dollars.Full Story >
Thursday, September 26 2013 9:11 PM EDT2013-09-27 01:11:59 GMT
Carl Monday investigates the Fire Boat House in the Flats.Full Story >
Cleveland Firefighters getting paid to deliver mail to other fire stations? How about Firefighters using the fire station to fix their cars? That's just some of what WOIO Chief Investigator Carl Monday found during his ongoing investigation into the Fire Boat House in the Flats.Full Story >
Friday, September 13 2013 9:43 PM EDT2013-09-14 01:43:36 GMT
Before you board your next flight at Hopkins Airport, you may want to be careful what you put in your luggage. An elderly local couple found out the hard way. By the time 78-year old Rudy Townes and hisFull Story >
Before you board your next flight at Hopkins Airport, you may want to be careful what you put in your luggage. An elderly local couple found out the hard way.
By the time 78-year old Rudy Townes and his wife Gloria reached their final destination, the pair had been robbed of their life savings and a peaceful retirement.Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 5:34 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:34:07 GMT
A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
A three-day Gaza cease-fire that began Friday quickly unraveled, with Israel and Hamas accusing each other of violating the truce as four Palestinians were killed in a heavy exchange of fire in the southern town of Rafah.Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 5:33 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:33:44 GMT
Ukrainian authorities said Friday that at least 10 government troops were killed in an ambush by pro-Russian separatists in an area near the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but international inspectors...Full Story >
A team of several dozen international investigators descended Friday on the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site in eastern Ukraine to begin combing an area now designated as a crime scene.Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 5:15 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:15:08 GMT
The United Nations says 1,737 people, mostly civilians, were killed in Iraq in July, marking a dramatic decline from the previous month, when some 2,400 people were killed as Sunni militants swept across large...Full Story >
The United Nations says 1,737 people, mostly civilians, were killed in Iraq in July, marking a dramatic decline from the previous month, when some 2,400 people were killed as Sunni militants swept across large parts of the...Full Story >
Even under the best conditions, delivering mail can be physically challenging. Try walking ten miles a day lugging a forty pound bag. So who could blame any mail carrier for at least thinking about the most egregious of postal carrier sins: Dumping the mail.
But tonight, following a Carl Monday investigation, one mailman is suspected of doing just that. The Post Office Inspector General has confirmed it's investigating thousands of pieces of mail that Monday and his team found behind an abandoned house on E. 123rd in Cleveland. Ten postal bins full of mail, from grocery store ads and coupons, to time sensitive campaign materials. Political ads for Mayor Frank Jackson and several council and judicial candidates. And even registered mail from the Juvenile Court.
Monday questioned the carrier assigned to that route. He denied any knowledge of the mail dumping. Brandon Hawkins has been removed from his duties for now while others are covering his route.
Hawkins dad is probably not pleased to hear all this. Ken Hawkins is the Manager of the Lakewood Post Office Branch. He had no comment.
The Post Office Inspector General, located ironically at the Lakewood Post Office, will only say that it doesn't condone or tolerate such activity and the person responsible will be dealt with appropriately.
Found in the pile of abandoned mail were glossy neighborhood newsletters in Ward 8, where Jeff Johnson is Councilman. When Monday showed Johnson a picture of the newsletters, which are paid for with tax dollars, Johnson could only say "Wow!"
The mail dumping is especially disturbing to Johnson, who's mom and dad both worked for the Post Office.
"My dad was a carrier who took pride putting on his uniform and walking," said Johnson. "He'd just find that unacceptable and probably would have wanted to get the guy fired. Because he's not meeting the standards of the postal service."
Judicial candidate Anthony Jordon said the tossing of his campaign material is "profoundly disturbing." His Attorney, Subodh Chandra noted that some voters already voted early in person, or by absentee ballot, without the benefit of seeing Jordon's brochure, which outlined his accomplishments. "This is really a violation of the first amendment to take these mailers and to communicated the candidate's message to the public and dump them," says Chandra. "It's just not appropriate."
By week's end, Postal investigators say they' conclude their findings and turn them over to the U.S. Attorney's Office for possible prosecution. Mail carriers who dumped mail in other cities have been suspended, fired, and even sent to prison.
Thursday, July 31 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:48:50 GMT
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife. Police say the man entered the store on North Bend Road with the knife around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.Full Story >
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife.Full Story >
Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:12:13 GMT
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.Full Story >
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.