Steve Levine, WSYX ABC 6

Steve Levine

WSYX ABC 6

Columbus, OH, United States

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  • WSYX ABC 6
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  • WTTE FOX 28
  • Dayton 24/7 Now

Recent articles by Steve:

Ohio launches new campaign to beat the stigma of drug abuse and mental illness

A Columbus mom, who spent years battling drug addiction, was grateful for a Franklin County court program that helped turn her life around. “I got addicted to drugs,“ said Jessica, I abandoned my kids, left them with their dad. ”Jessica shared when she hit rock bottom several years ago, battling her demons and pills. “I was homeless, living in a garage, I stole my son’s car,” said Jessica.… → Read More

Parents still waiting for justice a year after their son was killed in Hilltop hit and run

The Columbus Division of Police is still searching for leads and witnesses connected to a deadly hit and run that claimed the life of a father of two boys last year. “It’s been hard getting through his birthday, the holidays, just not being able to see him anymore,“ Lisa Coldiron said as she talked about her son Jeremy who was struck and killed while walking on October 12, 2020, in an alley near… → Read More

ABC 6 viewers help pizza delivery driver whose car was stolen and severely damaged

Nearly a year after a delivery driver’s car was busted and banged up when it was stolen, he badly needed help. He's now being offered to make it safe again to drive. “So thankful, so thankful,” Daryl Jackson, 74, said after he began to receive offers of help from strangers after ABC 6 reported how he was unable to pay for repairs after teens took it for a joyride. Jackson said when he reported… → Read More

Columbus mother taking action to find her son's killer

Seven weeks after a Columbus man was fatally shot, family members are still waiting for details about the gunman. “Shoots my son for no reason, for nothing, and kills him,” Victoria Landrum said as she talked about the gunman that claimed her son’s life. Marcus Payne, 27, was shot on August 30 near Buttles and Neil avenues. Columbus Police said Payne and his brother were confronting individuals… → Read More

Shooting victim speaks out after East Columbus shopping plaza is spayed with bullets

A father of eight, who was wounded in the arm last month when gunfire erupted outside an East Columbus shopping center, is begging for people to put down their guns. "When I heard gunshots, I was like what just happened," said Antoine, who was shot in the arm during the early morning hours of Aug. 12 when he was walking to his car after picking up a food order at a shopping center at 1381 South… → Read More

Neighbor recounts how he and strangers helped mother and daughter found shot on roadway

A Columbus man now facing potential charges after police say he shot and killed his 17-month-old daughter and wounded her mother Tuesday night during a domestic dispute. William Roberts, 29, was arrested Tuesday night after police say his young daughter and her mother Emily Fletcher were found shot on the side of the road near Lazelle Road and Worthington-Galena Road. → Read More

Mother of 3 dies after shooting near King-Lincoln District

A woman has died after a shooting in a neighborhood near The King-Lincoln District early Wednesday. It happened along Atcheson Street before 3 a. m. Police confirm E'monjanah Jones, 21, was shot and killed. No suspects have been arrested as of Wednesday morning. Police confirm E'monjanah Jones, 21, was shot and killed on Atcheson Street before 3 a. m. Wednesday. No suspects have been arrested.… → Read More

Community groups working to end the spike in deadly violence targeting Columbus

A year after Columbus began seeing a jump in murders and shootings, community groups continue to do what they can to bring peace to neighborhoods. "It's crazy, it's sad, it's heartbreaking," said Harretta Martin who belongs to The Women with a Purpose Social Club. The group joined other social and motorcycle clubs on Saturday in southeast Columbus to bring awareness to the rash of deadly… → Read More

Woman says she was called gay slur during brutal beating last month

A gay Columbus woman who was found unconscious lying in a street in Linden says she was called a homophobic slur seconds before she was punched in the face by a stranger. "He's a bad man. He doesn't deserve to be on the street," said Marissa. "He beat me up and left me for dead. " Marissa says she was walking on Loretta Avenue near McGuffey Road on April 30 shortly before midnight when she… → Read More

Columbus security experts demonstrate how to escape from gunfire in a public setting

Nearly three years after her family was caught in the crossfire of a shooting in a Columbus public park, Sophia Harrison is still afraid to return to the spot where shots rang out. “I don’t come back, I just don’t come back,” said Harrison who was attending a neighborhood reunion in August 2018 at Weinland Park, when gunfire erupted, wounding four innocent people, including Harrison’s… → Read More

Mayor says he'll talk with interim chief about more resources for homicide detectives

The City of Columbus is now on pace to break last year's record number of 175 homicides after three more people were discovered murdered over the weekend. "I am angered by the increase in homicides," said Columbus Police Major Crimes Bureau Commander Robert Straughsbaugh, who oversees the homicide division and has recently watched several experienced homicide detectives move on during the recent… → Read More

Mayor says he'll talk with interim chief about more resources for homicide detectives

The City of Columbus is now on pace to break last year's record number of 175 homicides after three more people were discovered murdered over the weekend. "I am angered by the increase in homicides," said Columbus Police Major Crimes Bureau Commander Robert Straughsbaugh, who oversees the homicide division and has recently watched several experienced homicide detectives move on during the recent… → Read More

Family seeks justice after convicted felon charged with loved one's murder

A Columbus man is now locked up on one-million dollars bond in the Franklin County Jail tonight, charged with the shooting death of a well-known Columbus businessman. "Took away a person that we loved, words not enough," said Mustafa Shalash, as he remembered his brother Mohammed, who was shot to death during an alleged robbery November 28th, while driving in his car. "He was such a lovable… → Read More

Family seeks justice after convicted felon charged with loved one's murder

A Columbus man is now locked up on one-million dollars bond in the Franklin County Jail tonight, charged with the shooting death of a well-known Columbus businessman. "Took away a person that we loved, words not enough," said Mustafa Shalash, as he remembered his brother Mohammed, who was shot to death during an alleged robbery November 28th, while driving in his car. "He was such a lovable… → Read More

Columbus spending millions this summer to curb the violence, help teens

Columbus police bike patrols are about to return to several neighborhood streets this summer, as part of the city's plan to stop the spike in shootings and homicides this year. "We have got to invest collectively into young people, especially this summer," said Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther. MORE:Community groups fighting back against violence ask for support from the city. → Read More

Columbus spending millions this summer to curb the violence, help teens

Columbus police bike patrols are about to return to several neighborhood streets this summer, as part of the city's plan to stop the spike in shootings and homicides this year. "We have got to invest collectively into young people, especially this summer," said Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther. MORE:Community groups fighting back against violence ask for support from the city. → Read More

Child killer who escaped in 1973 from Columbus featured on FOX's 'America's Most Wanted'

A Mansfield man serving a life sentence for killing a 14-year-old girl in 1965, is still running from the law, nearly 50 years after walking away from corrections officers while buying Christmas gifts at a Columbus Shopping Plaza. "I believe he is still alive and I believe he is absolutely just as dangerous," said U. S. Deputy Marshal Eric Midock. "He is definitely considered the worst of the… → Read More

Columbus Police investigate 3 weekend homicides within 36 hours

Columbus Police now searching for suspects in connection with two homicides after a violent weekend on city streets. "There's a change that needs to happen in the community," said Stu Hampton, with The Linden Community Engagement Resource team, "what's next. " Columbus Police early Sunday morning discovered the body of an unidentified man shot to death around 4 a. m. near the Weber Road Market… → Read More

Franklin Co. Sheriff's Office using new crime fighting tool to prevent high speed pursuits

A hi-tech gadget that can be launched from a law enforcement cruiser to track stolen cars and wanted suspects now being used by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office to prevent high-speed pursuits. "It's a little James Bond," said Franklin County Sheriff's Deputy Chief Jim Gilbert, as he talked about the "Star Chase" system, that fires adhesive tracking devices onto cars that have fled the scene. → Read More

Columbus City Council will not oppose June's police recruiting class

The Columbus Division of Police could have lost 45 additional officers at the end of the year if the City Council voted to delay a police recruit class scheduled to begin in June, but at Monday night's meeting, that will not happen. At a council meeting Monday night, Council President Shannon Hardin said city council wouldn't oppose June's Columbus Division of Police recruiting class moving… → Read More