Tuesday, July 8 2014 10:02 PM EDT2014-07-09 02:02:07 GMT
Local Cleveland-area businesses are looking forward to the RNC convention, and the boost in economy it will bring.More >
Local Cleveland-area businesses are looking forward to the RNC convention, and the boost in economy it will bring. More >
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -
Now that Cleveland has won the bid to host the Republican National Convention, we're investigating Downtown safety for a huge event like that.
Cleveland has seen spikes of violent crime, and we often hear folks complain the city needs more police.
Cleveland can expect the same help we've seen other cities get for hosting a political convention, big money from the feds and all kinds of law enforcement help.
We can expect city, county, state, and federal agencies to be involved. The Department of Justice has a 200 page blueprint to help police plan. The document outlines homeland security threats; suggesting the National Guard protect things like utilities, and the FBI monitor cyber threats.
In recent years, the Department of Justice has awarded security grants to convention cities of nearly $50 million dollars; covering equipment, officers, and more.
Cuyahoga County Executive Ed Fitzgerald told 19 Action News that the security plan will involve Cleveland Police, the Cuyahoga County Sheriff, and officers from around the state paid with federal money.
Cleveland Police and local leaders have already been meeting about security plans. They had to have one ready in order to help convince the Republican National Committee Site Selection Delegates to have it's convention here.
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Friday, July 25 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:38:42 GMT
Two teenagers accused of torturing a 16-year-old boy inside a shed were sentenced to prison Thursday. Jenna Montgomery and Jess Taylor both pleaded guilty to kidnapping, robbery and assault charges. MontgomeryMore >
Two teenagers accused of torturing a 16-year-old boy inside a shed were sentenced to prison Thursday.More >
Thursday, July 31 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-07-31 13:55:20 GMT
It's been nearly a week since Jennifer Huston, 38, of Dundee vanished after running errands in Newberg Thursday evening, and ever since she disappeared the search for her has been growing.More >
It's been nearly a week since Jennifer Huston, 38, of Dundee vanished after running errands in Newberg Thursday evening, and ever since, the search for her has been growing to include more people and more methods of searching - including a drone.More >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:53:48 GMT
Brace yourself, Seaside. It's about to get smelly. Millions of dead anchovies washed ashore along the Necanicum River in downtown Seaside on Monday. The anchovies entered the river en masse from theMore >
Seaside, you're about to get smelly. Thousands of dead anchovies washed ashore along the Necanicum River.More >
Thursday, July 31 2014 11:57 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:57:19 GMT
As the town of Dundee and countless different law enforcement agencies continue in their search for Jennifer Huston, a local PI is weighing in on the case with his own theories.More >
As the town of Dundee and countless different law enforcement agencies continue in their search for Jennifer Huston, a local PI is weighing in on the case with his own theories about what happened to the mother.More >