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Toddler survives fall into cheetah enclosure, mom charged

Cleveland - A woman has been charged with child endangerment after her two-year-old son fell into a cheetah enclosure when she allegedly dangled him over the enclosure, authorities say. The incident occurred at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on Sunday afternoon.

Three-year-old picks up gun and shoots one-year-old in Ohio home

Cleveland - A peaceful day in Cleveland's east side was shattered on Sunday afternoon when a three-year-old child picked up an unattended gun and shoot a one-year-old boy, killing the younger child.

Released from jail after 39 years, innocent man now a millionaire

Cleveland - He spent 39 years trapped in prison for a murder he did not commit, based on the testimony of a 13-year-old boy. Now, a court has ruled that Ricky Jackson, 58, will receive $1 million from the state for his wrongful imprisonment.

Op-Ed: Cleveland Cavaliers, a team to be feared

Cleveland - As we are in the thick of the NBA season, and the premiere teams begin to cut away from the rest, the Cavaliers look to be among the elite.

Op-Ed: Trent Richardson — Biggest bust ever

It is fair to say that 2012 3rd overall pick Trent Richardson is a bust. Going a step further, he is the biggest draft bust ever. So move over Ryan Leaf, and JaMarcus Russell and feel better when you look back at your own less than magical careers.

12-year-old Tamir Rice shot in the gut by police over toy BB gun

Cleveland - Cleveland officers are on paid administrative leave after shooting 12-year-old Tamir Rice in the abdomen, despite 911 reports that the gun was "probably a fake" and the boy was "probably a juvenile."

Ohio police officer kills 12-year-old over a fake gun

Cleveland - A 12-year-old boy playing with a replica gun died Sunday after being shot by a Cleveland police officer responding to a 911 call about a person waving a gun in the park.

LeBron James to sign with Cleveland: 'Who am I to hold a grudge?'

Cleveland - Friday morning LeBron James told SI.com (Sports Illustrated) he intends to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Addressing the unpleasant events that occurred in Cleveland when he took his talents to South Beach James said, "Who am I to hold a grudge?"

'Yoga: The Art of Transformation' at Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland - The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) is hosting "Yoga: The Art of Transformation,” an art exhibition featuring the rich visual history of yoga in India.

Ohio boy receives two new wheelchairs after his was stolen

Cleveland - One of the most heartwarming stories from this holiday season occurred shortly before Christmas, when a young boy in desperate need of a new wheelchair was given even more than he lost.

63 Police officers suspended in shooting of unarmed man and woman

Cleveland - Thirteen officers fired over 130 rounds at two unarmed passengers after mistaking a backfiring car for gunshots, in what some say was a racially motivated shooting.

Cleveland hero Charles Ramsey becoming paid speaker

The hero of Cleveland Charles Ramsey, who helped three young women and a baby to freedom ,now has a management company and can be hired for speaking engagements. He freed Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michele Knight, and Berry's baby, on May 6.

Ohio kidnap hero Ramsey to receive free hamburgers for life

After coming to the rescue of kidnapping victims Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight, Charles Ramsey has been offered hamburgers for life by Cleveland-area restaurants.

Op-Ed: Overtones of racism in Ohio kidnapping rescue?

Cleveland - Comments by the police and others give me the impression that the key role of Charles Ramsey in the rescue of the kidnapping victims in Ohio is being played down because of his color.

Video: Browns fan dunks head in urine bucket, wins $450

Cleveland - People will do some pretty crazy things for money, but dunking your head into a 5 gallon bucket of urine has to rank pretty high on the list of one of the craziest.

Alaska's Cleveland Volcano shoots up ash cloud 35,000 feet

One of Alaska's remote volcanoes, Cleveland Volcano, awoke from slumber earlier this week, shooting an ash cloud into the air.

NBA: Raptors shut down Cavs 92-77 Special

Toronto - The Toronto Raptors are starting to show signs of a team that is gaining confidence with each passing day. Under new Head Coach Dwane Casey the team is buying into the defensive-first philosophy and has been a pleasant surprise after six games.

Op-Ed: Police — Poll worker attempts to bite voter's nose off

Recently, a poll worker in Ohio allegedly attempted to bite off the nose of a voter. The perpetrator turned himself in and may soon be charged.

Serial killer Anthony Sowell sentenced to death

American serial killer Anthony Sowell who murdered eleven women has been sentenced to death. On August 12, Judge Ambrose ruled he should be executed by lethal injection on October 29, 2012.

Op-Ed: Debt bill passes House — The credibility gap remains, jerks

Washington - It was awfully sweet of the US Congress to condescend to vote for not sending the US and the rest of the world broke. Thanks for the endless financial mismanagement which is hitting the world like a machete every day. The issue now is credibility.

Op-Ed: If US debt goes into default, say goodbye to your money

Washington - Think of every cartoon you’ve ever watched where the dumb character goes over a cliff. They usually run madly around in mid-air, and then look down, then fall. As cartoons, that’s funny. As US fiscal policy, not so hilarious.

Some locals defend accused in rape of 11-year-old girl in Texas

The rape of an 11-year-old girl has drawn attention on several levels. One is from the rape itself that took place in November and another is for the seeming defense of the men and boys involved in the act that no one denies happened.

NBA: Cavs get first win in 26 games against Clippers in OT

Cleveland - The Cleveland Cavaliers have been taking loss after loss for the last two months adding up to a 0–26 record. The team's last win was against the New York Knicks on Dec. 18 in overtime as well 109 – 102. It was a similar situation against the Clippers.

NFL: Browns get new head coach in Shurmur

Cleveland - Pat Shurmur, the nephew of the late Fritz Shurmur has been named the new Cleveland Browns coach. The former offensive coordinator of the St. Louis Rams will bring his offensive mind to the Browns in hopes of returning the Browns to a winning tradition.

The death of Cleveland- America’s heartland as a ghost town

As the foreclosure wars drag on, the reality has become a brutal testimony to the financial catastrophes the US is currently enduring. The sheer devastation is nowhere more visible than in Cleveland, once the heart of the heartland.

A Guide To Tourist Attractions In Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland - In the area of nightlife and shopping, Cleveland compares favorably to any other city in the country. The "Flats" is the section of Cleveland where the Cuyahoga River connects to Lake Erie, and is one of the most lively social opportunities in the City.

Cleveland Area Adoptable Cat Profile: Lenny

Cleveland - Lenny is a wonderful rescue cat that is a resident of the Stay-A-While Cat Shelter that is hoping to find a good home very soon.

Scientists discover 3.2 million-yr-old Hominid Special

Cleveland - Meet Lucy's great-grandfather Kadanuumuu, who was found in Ethiopia recently. Scientists say the early hominid skeleton confirms human-like walking is more ancient then we had previously known. Have we found another piece of the missing link?

NBA: LeBron and Cavs Dominate Heat

Dwayne Wade and the Miami Heat took on LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in an eastern conference showdown on Wednesday.

NBA: Jim Brown Wants LeBron James to Stay in Cleveland

All Pro Cleveland Browns running back Jim Brown wants Cleveland Cavaliers' main attraction LeBron James to finish his career in Cleveland.
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Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said:  This fascination that we have with handguns  not just ...
Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said: "This fascination that we have with handguns, not just in this city but in this country, has to stop. This is a senseless loss of life."
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Ricky Jackson freed 39 years after death sentence is awarded $1m in compensation
Ricky Jackson freed 39 years after death sentence is awarded $1m in compensation
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Charles Ramsey helped save three women in Cleveland
Charles Ramsey helped save three women in Cleveland
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Dr. Yohannes Haile-Selassie excavating one of the six rib bones found during the excavation. The use of dental tools was absolutely necessary to extract these highly fragile bones.
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Settle down, raise a graveyard
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A T-shirt honouring Charles Ramsey  who helped rescue a kidnapped Cleveland girl
A T-shirt honouring Charles Ramsey, who helped rescue a kidnapped Cleveland girl
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