GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio — Garfield Heights Police Chief Robert Byrne confirms the robbery suspect who escaped the city jail Friday morning was killed in a fiery crash on state Route 176. Donnie J. Thomas, 34, of Sagamore Hills, reportedly attacked a jailer at just before 8 a.m. Friday and was able to escape the jail. […]

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio — The man wanted for escaping the Garfield Heights jail early Friday morning was involved in a fiery crash during a high-speed police pursuit. The vehicle erupted in flames after hitting the wall on 176 North near I-480 around noon. Authorities tell WKYC that 34-year-old Donnie J. Thomas, the escaped inmate, was inside the vehicle. His […]

(RNN) – Five people have been killed in a shooting at a mall on Friday night in Burlington, WA, police said. The shooter has not been caught. The number of people killed has been updated from earlier reports of three dead. Sgt. Mark Francis of the Washington State Patrol said the shooter left the mall before police arrived and […]

ORANGE VILLAGE, OH (WOIO) – An Orange Village family escaped a near tragedy. This after fire department officials said a basement fire was caused by a hoverboard. Residents were able to put the fire out before crews arrived, but not before the fire did minor damage to the home. Firefighters say the situation could have been much worse if the […]

FOX LAKE, IL (RNN) – Local, state and federal officials are conducting a massive manhunt in a Chicago suburb after a police officer was killed Tuesday morning. Despite earlier reports that a suspect is in custody, Fox Lake officials would not comment on whether anyone was in custody. Fox Lake Mayor Donny Schmit said off […]

Two inmates convicted of murder have managed to escape the largest prison in New York overnight using power tools. Gawker reports: Acting State Department of…

  LIMA, Ohio — Union staff at the Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution claims they warned the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections that an escape was being planned at the facility. According to a release issued by the union — which represents the majority of workers in the ODRC — they issued that warning Wednesday, […]

  LIMA, OH (WOIO) – On Friday, September 12, the Ohio officials in charge of the state’s prison system and highway patrol praised local law enforcement for their quick action with the Ohio State Highway Patrol in creating a security perimeter around Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution that contained and aided in the recapture of three […]

  CLEVELAND — The door is always open at the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, and at no time in its history has that been as true since May 6, 2013, the day Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were rescued and their story was told. “Whether Amanda, Gina or Michelle know it, people look […]

  Each week on “Iyanla: Fix My Life” we watch Iyanla Vanzant help celebrities and everyday people overcome their personal struggles to live a better life. But, on an upcoming episode of the hit OWN series, we get a glimpse in the spiritual life coach’s personal story of survival. MUST READ: Celebrities Who’ve Survived Domestic Violence […]

MANSFIELD, OH (WOIO) – A nationwide manhunt is underway for an inmate who escaped from the Mansfield Correctional Institution. The inmate, James Davis Myers, 47, was last seen before 9 p.m. Wednesday. No details of the escape are being released, but he was assigned to a work detail in the maintenance section of the prison. […]

BEDFORD HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) – The black bear that spent a majority of Tuesday up a tree in Bedford Heights is now on the run in Solon. Around 10 a.m., the black bear was spotted on Brainard and Cannon Roads in Solon. 19 Action News viewer Matt Jordan was driving on Brainard when he saw the […]