Cleveland’s homicide victims are skewing younger, and higher percentage are black, statistics show
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Cleveland’s homicide victims are skewing younger in 2019, and black males account for the lion’s share of the victims, statistics show. There have been 10 homicide cases involving children this year in Cleveland, compared to seven in 2018. Forty people under age 25 have been killed in 2019; the city has already exceeded the 28 killed in all of 2018, according to statistics from the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office. As of Saturday, nearly 87 percent of this year’s homicide victims -- 92 out of 106 -- were black and 77 percent are black males. In 2018, roughly 75 percent of homicide victims were black.
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A 54-year-old Cleveland man has now been indicted for leading East Cleveland police on a chase with a baby in the car.
The incident happened Monday, Nov. 11 on Thornhill Drive.
East Cleveland police said Danny McCall was pulled over for a traffic stop on Thornhill Drive, but then sped off.
Police said McCall crashed about 150 yards later into two unoccupied cars.
Police: Daytona Beach woman left baby in hot car while she was at doctor
A woman in Daytona Beach has been arrested after police said they rescued a baby that had been left inside of a hot car. Officials with the Daytona Beach Police Department said Jessica Zaccaro is charged with child neglect after she left a baby in her car for at least 20 minutes outside a medical building. Sign up for our Newsletters A witness called 911 and said the baby was crying and the vehicle did not have the engine running or the windows down. Police said the witness tried to open the doors to the car but was unsuccessful. First responders had to break into the car to get the baby out.
A witness, a former Army medic, was upset once he found out a baby was in the car.
“I went over to the car and the baby was crying, so I know it’s okay,” said the witness, who didn’t want to be named.
The witness also helped police during the arrest.
“The cop trying to grab the guy out of the passenger side because none of the doors will open and then the guy starts fist fighting with the cop. The cops are trying to put the cuffs on him and I’m sitting on his legs so they can.”
Police said McCall had a felony warrant out for the suspect’s arrest. They also said he didn’t have a driver’s license.
McCall has now been indicted on the charges of endangering children, aggravated vehicular assault, failure to comply, obstruction official business and resisting arrest.
McCall will be arraigned on Nov. 18.
East Cleveland police said the baby was taken to the hospital as a precaution and is OK.
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Teen indicted in massive warehouse fire will be tried as adult .
A teenager indicted in connection with a massive Hamilton, Ohio, warehouse fire will be tried as an adult. Logan Henry was incited on 13 different counts in connection with the July 25 fire that spanned an entire city block. Sign up for our Newsletters Massive flames shot through the mostly abandoned warehouse at 999 Laurel Avenue. The building was mostly vacant but was used for storage of some cardboard and plastic products in recent years, Hamilton Fire Chief Mark Mercer said.The fire burned for nearly two days, causing extensive damage to the warehouse as well as surrounding houses and businesses.