Kristin Volk, News 5 Cleveland

Kristin Volk

News 5 Cleveland

Cleveland, OH, United States

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Past articles by Kristin:

Kids & teens coerced into sending pornographic images of themselves by online predators

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security warns of the widespread and increasing issue of sextortion among children and teens as many of them are out of school for the summer and spending more time online. → Read More

Entering the U.S. with a phone call: How secure are the Lake Erie video phone checkpoints?

As President Trump calls for a wall on our southern border, News 5 is raising questions about border checkpoints along Ohio's shoreline where entering the U.S. is a phone call away. → Read More

Police in Ashtabula Co. lag in adopting state police standards as cop-involved shootings there rise

As the state of Ohio investigates four officer-involved shooting cases in Ashtabula County, News 5 has learned that few police departments there are adopting new statewide policing standards. → Read More

Majority of open officer-involved shootings, investigated by state, are in Northeast Ohio

The Ohio Attorney General's office is currently investigating 11 officer-involved shootings in the state, of which eight happened in Northeast Ohio. And the length of time it's taking to resolve the cases is prompting a local family to speak out in frustration. → Read More

How 2016 NBA championship rings have spiced up the lives of Cavaliers employees

They are the relatively unknown but important members of the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball operation. In December, employees received gifts of extraordinary value from the team's owner, Dan Gilbert. → Read More

Heart & chemotherapy patients impacted by shortage of sodium bicarbonate, also known as baking soda

A serious nationwide shortage of a common household chemical compound is prompting doctors to delay treatments and surgeries. Locally, the lack of baking powder is causing medical professionals to keep a close eye on the supply at hand. → Read More

Task force investigates nearly 7,000 old Cuyahoga Co. rape cases, but so far only 419 arrested

It's been six months since the state of Ohio announced that all previously untested rape kits in Cuyahoga County had been tested. But News 5 has learned that only a fraction of the cases have led to an arrest. → Read More

Staying safe in a digital world: How to protect your kids when they're online

Technology is powerful. But it can also be dangerous. → Read More

10 apps parents should watch out for

Technology is powerful. But it can also be dangerous. → Read More

Cleveland unlikely to get money it needs to clean up neighborhoods despite Supreme Court ruling

A clever legal move by Cleveland nearly a decade ago to recoup millions of dollars it lost in the country's housing crisis may have backfired on the city as the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on predatory lending this week. → Read More

Local man caught in the middle of Ohio's new murky medical marijuana law

At a time when Ohio's new medical marijuana law is in effect, yet police still label any kind of marijuana, for any purpose, illegal, a local man claims he was subject to an unreasonable search and seizure of his home. → Read More

East Cleveland cop, dean at Cleveland school, still employed after serious run-in with the law

An East Cleveland police officer is still on the force three months after News 5 first told the department's police chief that he was caught impersonating a sheriff's deputy, prior to being employed, to get out of a speeding ticket. → Read More

Seven Ohio residents have won the state lottery more than 100 times in three years

A News 5 analysis of an Ohio Lottery database reveals that seven Ohio residents have won the state lottery more than 100 times in the last three years. → Read More

Top spots for picking up a parking ticket on Cleveland Indians Opening Day

News 5 has uncovered that a majority of the downtown-area streets where the city of Cleveland handed out the highest number of parking tickets on opening days in the last two years are at least a half mile away from Progressive Field. → Read More

Parents say a CMHA cop pursued their 15-year-old daughter for nearly a year

In an exclusive interview with News 5, local parents said a Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority police officer, indicted on multiple sex offenses involving teens he mentored in the department's explorer program, also preyed on kids outside of the program. → Read More

Despite the deaths of two local officers on I-90, News 5 finds drivers still aren't moving over

Despite the deaths of two local police officers who were both struck and killed on I-90 in recent months, News 5 found that a significant number of drivers are still not moving over to make room for individuals who work along the roadways. → Read More

Obvious oversights and lack of enforcement discovered with Cleveland's tobacco 21 law

A News 5 investigation reveals that Cleveland's tobacco 21 law lacks obvious oversight with no indication of comprehensive enforcement. → Read More

Several more possible victims come forward in alleged sex abuse case involving CMHA PD officer

Official documents, released Tuesday by the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, indicate that one of its police officers, indicted for sex offenses involving teens he mentored, led two other local youth groups. → Read More

Former sheriff's deputy uses badge to get out of ticket after he's caught driving 103 mph

A speeding driver going 103 miles per hour, who is currently a dean of students at Cleveland's Warner Girls Leadership Academy, impersonated a sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop. → Read More

Cleveland residents are feeling the ripple effect of gun violence

Residents in neighborhoods across Cleveland are feeling the ripple effects of gun violence as the number of people shot in July far outweighs the number of days in the month. → Read More