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Forgive Us Our Trespassesnew

The world called Paul Pelton the 'Nightcrawler of Lorain' after police arrested him for videotaping a grisly crash scene and trying to sell the footage. It was a devastating story, except it wasn't true.
Cleveland Scene  |  Sam Allard  |  08-19-2015  |  Features

Law & Order:

What happens when the police need prosecuting?
Cleveland Scene  |  Sam Allard  |  01-20-2015  |  Crime & Justice

Robert Roche and the Origins of American Indian Activism in Clevelandnew

"Let me be a free man, free to travel, free to stop, free to work, free to trade where I choose, free to choose my own teachers, free to follow the religion of my fathers, free to talk, think and act for myself — and I will obey every law or submit to the penalty." — Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce, Credo of the American Indian Movement.
Cleveland Scene  |  Sam Allard  |  10-02-2014  |  Features

Lost in Wilberforcenew

America's oldest historically black private college is on the verge of losing its accreditation. Can it be saved?
Cleveland Scene  |  Sam Allard  |  08-22-2014  |  Education

Prostitute Anonymousnew

Tales of the street from a former Cleveland madame.
Cleveland Scene  |  Sam Allard  |  06-27-2014  |  Features

The Battle for East Clevelandnew

With bankruptcy looming (again) and merger talks heating up, a look at how East Cleveland arrived here and what might be next
Cleveland Scene  |  Eric Sandy, Sam Allard, Vince Grzegorek and Doug Brown  |  03-26-2014  |  Policy Issues

All the Barsnew

We join the Cleveland Bar Experiment for a night, downing cheap beer and free tequila only to discover that there's always another drink on the path to visiting every bar in Cleveland
Cleveland Scene  |  Sam Allard and Eric Sandy  |  03-13-2014  |  Culture

Travels with the U.S. Coast Guard on the Frozen Great Lakesnew

Conglomerations of small cakes and chunks from other ice formations, coalesced and refrozen into irregular shapes, often with sharp projections. We’re underway, eight nautical miles or thereabouts into the solid white mass of what I’ve been assured is Lake Erie.
Cleveland Scene  |  Sam Allard  |  02-20-2014  |  Features

Turmoil at the Museumnew

Inside the affair, suicide and abrupt resignation that rocked the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Cleveland Scene  |  Sam Allard and Doug Brown  |  11-13-2013  |  Features

Mike Brown's Back in Town: A Cleveland Love Storynew

One of the more noteworthy takeaways from last month's Cavaliers Youth Fund Golf Classic is this: Recent (and some might say garish) trends in NBA players' wardrobes haven't yet materially affected the tastes or habits of off-court personnel. The assorted Cavs' PR folks down here at the Firestone Country Club in Akron, for better or worse, look like an intergenerational tennis team...
Cleveland Scene  |  Sam Allard  |  10-02-2013  |  Sports

$600 a Month and a Free Bednew

The minimum-wage life of a semi-pro baseball player.
Cleveland Scene  |  Sam Allard  |  08-26-2013  |  Business & Labor

First Day Without Plain Dealer Home Delivery Sucksnew

Reports indicate that it's been taking upwards of an hour for the e-edition to load on iPads. What a way to inspire confidence in an already tortured, livid audience base.
Cleveland Scene  |  Sam Allard  |  08-05-2013  |  Media

Confessions of a Strip Club Bathroom Attendantnew

Door George is Cleveland's adult entertainment ringmaster. His office just happens to be a strip club bathroom.
Cleveland Scene  |  Sam Allard  |  05-29-2013  |  Culture

By His Handsnew

Bishop Lennon has provoked his flock and angered Rome, but Cleveland's most important Catholic isn't about to start changing now
Cleveland Scene  |  Sam Allard  |  03-27-2013  |  Religion

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