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2-year-old girl shot in head in drive-by on Cleveland’s East Side
The toddler was struck in her head and arm, police said.
Quiz: What do Clevelanders consider too hot or too cold?
Everyone has a different definition of what they consider too hot or too cold. Meteorologist Kelly Reardon wants to know what Cleveland thinks.
RNC 2016: Three Dog Night, local bands to welcome guests at North Coast Harbor on convention eve
Three Dog Night and local bands and chefs will welcome RNC guests at the invitation-only party for 10,000 to 12,000 guests.
Protest problems, delegate disagreements, busy buses: 5 things I’m looking for at the Republican National Convention
Here are five things I’ll be watching for this week as Cleveland hosts the Republican National Convention.
Check out the logos on the Republican National Convention press credentials
Clevelanders are used to seeing the Republican National Convention’s logo, with the elephant on the guitar, but there are some new ones you can see around the necks of the media.
You’re invited to a free RNC event Tuesday night about Snapchat, political coverage at Rock Hall
Hear four Snapchat stars and NPR media critic David Folkenflik discuss the evolution of political coverage and tips on how to master social media.
‘Doc’ B-29 bomber makes first flight Sunday (photos)
The first flight of “Doc,” a restored B-29 World War II bomber originally rescued from a California desert by Tony Mazzolini, of South Euclid, will be held Sunday in Kansas.
David Gilbert, RNC host committee leader, says fundraising plea to GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson contained inaccurate information
In a written statement, Gilbert said a July 12 letter to Sheldon and Miriam Adelson asking for $6 million — the remaining amount Cleveland has pledged for the event, which begins Monday — had not been reviewed by the Cleveland 2016 Host Commitee’s four co-chairs, even though, according to Politico, it carried their signatures.
When Army career ended in disgrace, Dallas gunman was ostracized
He was disarmed in the middle of a war zone and placed under 24-hour escort. The most humiliating part was that everyone in Micah Johnson’s unit in Afghanistan knew why: He was accused of stealing a female soldier’s panties.
Man shot to death at Akron vigil identified
A 22-year-old Stow man was shot to death Thursday night while attending a vigil for a 2014 homicide victim, police said.
Sand becomes art in Saturday’s Headlands BeachFest sculpt-down (photos and video)
Saturday’s Headlands BeachFest will feature the Ohio Master Sand Sculpture Competition, a duel in the dunes between five top sandmen.
Former South Amherst official’s guilty plea won’t help the financially strapped village, says mayor
South Amherst mayor says the guilty plea by former South Amherst clerk-treasurer Kim Green in connection with $677,000 missing from the village won’t help the financially strapped village.
Child shot on Cleveland’s East Side, reports say
A 2-year-old child was taken to Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in unstable condition, Cleveland EMS said.
Kim Green, former South Amherst clerk-treasurer, pleads guilty to theft charges
Former South Amherst official Kim Green pleads guilty to theft charges in connection with more than $600,000 missing from the village where she worked as clerk-treasurer.
GQ article claims Tamir Rice shooting grand jury process was ‘cover up’
A feature article in GQ magazine Thursday re-examines the grand jury process in the 2014 shooting of Tamir Rice.
Lake Erie algal bloom forming in Central Basin poses little danger to Cleveland, scientists say
CLEVELAND, Ohio – A barely detectable algal bloom has formed in the Central Basin of Lake Erie west of Cleveland, but it will likely disappear in a day or two, according to scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration….
Sip, escape, dance this weekend in the CLE: Van Aken Beer Garden, Perplexity Games, Jam For a Cause concert
Get out and enjoy the weekend, as the weather continues to cooperate, allowing for successive days of sun, and hopefully, fun!
AT&T to provide gavel-to-gavel coverage of Republican National Convention
Can’t get enough RNC? AT&T and DirecTV are offering gavel to gavel coverage of the convention as well as the Democratic National Convention later this month.
RNC 2016: Donald Trump supporter’s 26,000-mile odyssey ends in Cleveland (video)
Mark Spence said he drove through a snow storm in Wyoming, weaved around angry truckers in Chicago and confronted a teenager wielding a weapon during protests in Albuquerque. All in an attempt to follow Donald Trump’s campaign.
Help pick name for Cleveland Metroparks Zoo’s baby cat
Help name the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo’s latest baby snow leopard.
Cuyahoga County to use new mobile cameras in all communities
Cuyahoga County has purchased five mobile cameras that can be placed at any location and monitored 24/7.
What will the Trumps say? What will visitors think of Cleveland?: 5 things I’m looking for at the Republican National Convention
The Republican National Convention will be a show to remember. Here are five things I’ll be watching for between July 18 and July 21:
Downtown Cleveland parking garage has transformed into RNC media hub (video)
Across from Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland, an unremarkable parking garage is about to attract a horde of journalists, power brokers, and celebrities.
Three plead guilty in $17 milion, Akron-based Ponzi scheme
The last defendants involved in a Ponzi scheme that caused 70 investors to lose $17 million between 2010 and 2014 have pleaded guilty.
RNC protesters approved by city include Westboro Baptist Church, anti-Trump group: See the list
The city has released the full list of groups and individuals it approved to demonstrate at the Republican National Convention.
Family of man who died after five-story fall at Progressive Field sues Cleveland Indians, Gateway Corporation
The family of Cory Barron, who died after falling five stories through a garbage shoot inside Progressive Field while attending a Jason Aldean concert in July 2014 sued the Indians and Gateway Corporation Friday seeking $125,000.
New Hampshire is on John Kasich’s mind — and schedule — during RNC week in Cleveland
The visit will fuel speculation that Kasich is keeping his options open for another White House bid in 2020. New Hampshire typically holds the nation’s crucial first nominating contest.
Former local United Steelworkers president under federal investigation
The former head of the United Steelworkers union is under federal investigation on accusations that he collected benefits during a strike by abusing his power and lying on applications to obtain union money, court records show.
No Republican has won since 1928 unless a Nixon or Bush was on the ticket
If Donald Trump and his running mate Mike Pence win the election in November, they will be the first Republican ticket since 1928 to capture the White House without either Richard Nixon or a member of the Bush family.