CLEVELAND — A 36-year-old inmate at Cuyahoga County Jail, later identified as Nicholas Colbert, died Friday afternoon, a county official confirmed. Colbert was booked into the jail on Wednesday afternoon on drug possession charges, according to county spokeswoman Mary Louise Madigan. On Friday morning, Colbert was approved for transfer to the veteran’s pod, which is […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Cleveland Police confirmed 35-year-old Johnathan Luton was taken back into custody without incident on Thursday. Members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force was led by the United States Marshal’s Service. According to police, Luton was being transported to Northcoast Behavioral Facility by a North Coast ambulance when he escaped the vehicle near East […]

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 […]

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio — Police issued an alert Friday morning for an escaped inmate who is on the loose from the Garfield Heights jail. The wanted man has been identified as 34-year-old Donnie J. Thomas. Police warn that he is to be considered “violent and dangerous.” Thomas is described as 6 feet tall and 200 pounds. He’s bald […]

A woman claiming to have been in the Waller County, Texas jail at the same time as Sandra Bland is speaking out about what she saw and heard before her release, ABC 13 reports. SEE ALSO: #M4BL: Cleveland Police Pepper Sprays Crowd At Movement For Black Lives Conference Choctaw Activist Found Dead In Miss. Jail […]

  ASHLAND COUNTY, OH (WOIO) – Update: 19 Action News Reporter Scott Taylor reports that Jeremy Williamson was just captured in Lexington, Kentucky. Williamson’s mom told sheriff that her son had called her from a Speedway in Lexington. Sheriff notified Lexington Police who captured him. Original Story: An inmate has escaped from the Ashland County […]

  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 […]

  SANDUSKY, Ohio – LeBron James’s return to Cleveland is a hot topic just about everywhere. Authorities say a northern man convicted of killing a 3-year-old boy ended up with a broken nose in a jailhouse fight that started with an argument over the NBA star’s return to Cleveland. The Sandusky Register reports that 25-year-old […]

  COLUMBUS, OH (WOIO) – Federal Judge Gregory Frost has ordered a temporary halt to Ohio executions. Judge Frost issued the order Wednesday afternoon. This is in effect for two and a half months, so that issues regarding the new lethal injection rules can be worked out.   READ MORE: Article Courtesy of WOIO […]

*It’s not like he’ll ever use it again. So why not sell it? Besides, he stopped making payments on it as well.   We’re referring to fallen football/Hollywood star OJ Simpson and his Florida home. His house near Miami was sold yesterday in a foreclosure auction, according to Jose Lambiet’s Gossip Extra. The house, at […]

MANSFIELD, Ohio – Mark Cooper wasn’t worried one bit about his safety Thursday when he decided to tackle an escaped Mansfield prisoner inside of a Richland County Store. “I’m confident enough in my strength that once I grab a hold of somebody like that, they’re not going to get back up,” Cooper said. Exhibit A […]