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Recent articles by Phil:

Autopsy concludes Westlake man died of accidental drowning in Cuyahoga River

Marple went missing on May 18. His body was found in Cuyahoga River 11 days later. → Read More

Increased demand for anti-depressants causes shortage; experts say don't panic

3News Investigator Rachel Polansky found supply isn't always keeping up with demand – and that uncertainty is leading to drug shortages. → Read More

3News Investigates: How 'Dark Money' funded Ohio bribery scandal

The Ohio House is expected to vote to remove embattled Speaker Larry Householder. → Read More

3News Investigates: Records reveal domestic violence calls, shelter intakes on the rise amid pandemic

“Calls have been going through the roof. People who were unable to leave, are leaving now,” said Melissa Graves, of Domestic Violence & Children Advocacy Center. → Read More

3News Investigates: Questions raised over Port Clinton anti-mask man's sudden COVID death

Richard Rose was 37 when he died three days after testing positive for the virus. No autopsy, blood work performed, per coroner order → Read More

3News Investigates: Fireworks complaints exploding over Cleveland, suburbs

Some departments have seen upticks of 500 to 1,000 percent over the last year, despite state laws. → Read More

Hundreds of complaints over masks called into Cuyahoga County tipline

County passing over tips to local municipalities, businesses to address concerns → Read More

3News Investigates: The numbers behind Ohio's COVID-19 case surge

"COVID Fatigue" cited as reason residents need to keep masks on, distances social. → Read More

3News Investigates: Overdoses surge amid COVID-19 pandemic

Cuyahoga County reports 65 overdose deaths just for the month of May. → Read More

Na'Kia Crawford family attorney seeks Good Samaritan who gave CPR after Akron shooting

Civil Rights attorney Ben Crump sent tweet seeking man's identity to aid Akron police investigation → Read More

3News Investigates: FBI asked to aid probe of Put-in-Bay police conduct

Arrest and release of nine leads to questions over police conduct after traffic stop → Read More

Jimmy Dimora, fellow Elkton inmates lose bid for release amid COVID-19 spread

Among them is former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora. → Read More

3News Investigates: The numbers behind COVID-19

Stats show Ohio's median age of death is 80, and 92% of deaths are patients over 60. No child has died during outbreak → Read More

Jimmy Dimora cites Paul Manafort in bid for release from Elkton prison

Former Cuyahoga County Commissioner says Trump's former aide won release despite serving less time. → Read More

A tale of two epidemics: When coronavirus and opioid addiction collide

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office says fatalities spiked 45% from 33 overdose deaths in February, to 48 in March, when the pandemic began. → Read More

3News Investigates: Can COVID-19 antibody tests guarantee immunity?

As antibody tests becomes available to the general public, doctors are urging caution that these tests have limits, especially when it comes to immunity. → Read More

Exclusive: Former Cuyahoga County Auditor Frank Russo released from prison

County corruption figure released amid COVID-19 fears, return to prison unlikely, source says. → Read More

Cleveland man arrested for 1987 rape & murder of Garfield Heights teen

The Cleveland resident was found with the help of new DNA technology. → Read More

More than 240 Elkton prison inmates seek 'compassionate release' due to COVID-19 spread

Some will be allowed to go due to the spread of coronavirus. → Read More

Elkton guard recalls COVID-19 outbreak, his own recovery in uncertain times

He's one of 50 Elkton workers to test positive → Read More