Richard Thomas was not aware his victim even had the disease.   A convicted rapist collapsed after police told him he may have contracted HIV from the woman he assaulted. The BBC reports that Richard Thomas, 27, was sentenced last week to five years and four months for raping a woman while she slept. […]

Chris Brown took to Twitter on Tuesday to tell the world that he plans to quit music after the release of “X,” his upcoming LP. The R&B singer said he’s “tired of being famous for a mistake” he made when he was 18, referencing when he assaulted Rihanna. Both Brown, who has had a string […]

EAST CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – An RTA bus driver is recovering after being punched at the end of his shift. The attack happened around 12:30 a-m Thursday at the Windermere Rapid Station in East Cleveland. RTA union officials say driver Glen Wilson was off-duty when he approached a group of people who were smoking in […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – 19 Action News learned of more trouble for RTA with a large crowd and a brawl at a busy rapid stop. A woman and three juvenile girls have been charged. A big fight broke out last month one afternoon inside the Westpark Rapid Station on Cleveland’s west side. A report shows trouble started on a […]

CLEVELAND – The principal of SuccessTech Academy received minor injuries Thursday in what the school district is calling an “incident” at the downtown Cleveland high school. Cleveland Metropolitan School District safety officers responded and questioned a female student allegedly involved. The officers also consulted with the Cleveland Police Department to determine next steps. “We take […]

CLEVELAND – Cleveland City Council will introduce a bill requesting $2 million from the RTA board of trustees for cameras to be installed on all buses. The move was prompted by the viral bus attack involving a woman and driver Artis Hughes. On Monday, Cleveland city councilman Kevin Conwell will introduce an amendment to the […]

*Remember that incident last June when Atlanta mega-church pastor Creflo Dollar Jr. was arrested after he allegedly assaulted his teenage daughter? They got into a tussle when he objected to her going out late at night to a party. Well, it’s been dismissed according to Fayette County State Court Solicitor Jamie K. Inagawa Dollar, one […]

CLEVELAND – Cleveland police are investigating reports of a fake television news crew which reportedly assaulted residents with a stun gun. Officers were called out to the 8800 block of Detroit Ave. around 2 p.m. after a victim reported that six men with a digital camera approached him claiming to be with a local television […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The RTA bus driver who lost an appeal to get his job back earlier this month will have the support of the union as they file for arbitration on his behalf to get his job back. Cell phone video surfaced last year that showed RTA driver Art Hughes belting a female passenger with an […]

AKRON, Ohio – The same 14-year-old girl whose arm was reportedly broken by an Akron police officer is now accused of assaulting a teacher at Litchfield Middle School. The incident happened around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Police said the 14-year-old girl was screaming at a 12-year-old student while chasing him down the hallways. Authorities said she […]

CLEVELAND – The RTA introduced a protective plexiglass and steel enclosure for its bus drivers Tuesday at a board hearing. “Safety is priceless,” said Mary Schaffer, RTA spokesman. The proposal comes after a string of physical and verbal assaults between drivers and riders over the past few months. “It seems to be roomy enough in […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – RTA leaders met with Cleveland City Council on Wednesday to discuss the recent surge in assaults on drivers. In the end, RTA came under attack for not having cameras working, for not prosecuting attackers and not doing enough for safety as violence against drivers has escalated. There were nine attacks on drivers […]