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‘He saved my life’: Plane crashes on firefighter’s car, firefighter jumps into action | Fox 8 ‘He saved my life’: Plane crashes on firefighter’s car, firefighter jumps into action
ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. — At first glance, John Meffert thought the small plane was too low in the sky. It was about 9:30 a.m. the Friday before last Fourth of July. Meffert was in Orange County, California, driving south on Interstate 405, one of America’s busiest highways, ahead of a big getaway weekend. With the John Wayne International Airport off to his right, Meffert kept driving a
Fox 8 | November 24, 2017
GE Lighting's annual Nela Park Holiday Lighting grows bigger with throwback displays | The News-Herald GE Lighting's annual Nela Park Holiday Lighting grows bigger with throwback displays
GE Lighting announced it will kick off the 2017 holiday season on Dec. 1 with its annual holiday lighting display, but on select Fridays, the company is offering an additional way to celebrate the season.For the first time in nearly 60 years, GE is opening the heart of Nela Park on Dec. 8, 15 and 22 for drive-through displays, replicating real-life Nela Park holiday displays dating back as far as
The News-Herald | November 24, 2017
11 things to do this weekend, Nov. 24-27 | The News-Herald 11 things to do this weekend, Nov. 24-27
Here are 11 ideas to get the fun started during this Thanksgiving weekend.On mobile? Tap here to view the full list.Don't miss>> TGIF: Happenings - what's coming up in Northeast Ohio starting Nov.
The News-Herald | November 24, 2017
East Cleveland agrees to report immigrant arrests to federal agents | The News-Herald East Cleveland agrees to report immigrant arrests to federal agents
EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio >> Officials in a cash-poor northeast Ohio city say they've agreed to report the arrests of immigrants who are in the country illegally after accepting federal grant money.Cleveland.com reports the Justice Department awarded East Cleveland more than $425,000 this week.
The News-Herald | November 24, 2017
Euclid school hosting benefit in honor of 9-year-old who died after being hit by car | The News-Herald Euclid school hosting benefit in honor of 9-year-old who died after being hit by car
Euclid Prep School is hosting a benefit spaghetti dinner Nov. 25 in honor of a 9-year-old student who died after being struck in a hit-skip incident.De'Zyre Mays was hit by a motorist on Babbitt Road around 7 a.
The News-Herald | November 24, 2017
Cleveland police union chief who endorsed Trump ousted in member vote | The News-Herald Cleveland police union chief who endorsed Trump ousted in member vote
CLEVELAND >> A Cleveland police union president criticized for having his organization endorse Donald Trump's presidential candidacy and incendiary comments about NFL player protests has been ousted.The Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association is the city's largest police union. President Steve Loomis lost Tuesday by 38 votes to former president Jeff Follmer.
The News-Herald | November 24, 2017
Goodwill's Mayfield Heights location plans 'Pop Up Shop' | The News-Herald Goodwill's Mayfield Heights location plans 'Pop Up Shop'
Goodwill's Mayfield Heights location continues to receive many brand name donations, and Goodwill is hosting an event Dec. 5-7 aimed at making it easy and affordable for shoppers in the area to take advantage of this desirable merchandise.During the brand name event, brand name items will be separated into a special "Pop Up Shop" within the store.
The News-Herald | November 24, 2017
Cleveland Comedy Festival is Northeast Ohio's multi-day celebration of laughs | The News-Herald Cleveland Comedy Festival is Northeast Ohio's multi-day celebration of laughs
Just over a decade ago, a few aspiring comedian friends huddled around a table in a bar shooting the breeze. Out of what was basically an innocuous conversation fueled by spirits, the Cleveland Comedy Festival was born."I was one of the original founders, and it really came out of a sort of late-night conversation amongst amateur comedians, part-time comedians like myself, at the time," said Cleve
The News-Herald | November 24, 2017
TGIF: Nightlife -- who's playing where and when the week Nov. 24 | The News-Herald TGIF: Nightlife -- who's playing where and when the week Nov. 24
Submissions should be emailed to Entertainment@News-Herald.com with the subject "Nightlife" or faxed to Nightlife at 440-951-2293 by Mondays in order to be included in that week's TGIF.At Witz End: (Classic rock, country) T.B.S., 9 p.
The News-Herald | November 24, 2017
Man escapes jail in Garfield Heights, is considered ‘dangerous’ | Fox 8 Man escapes jail in Garfield Heights, is considered ‘dangerous’
GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio — Authorities are searching for a robbery suspect who reportedly escaped the Garfield Heights City Jail. The man is described as black and 6’2″ tall and weighs 240 pounds. He was wearing a white shirt, black pants and no shoes or socks. He was last seen in the Shady Oak Boulevard area. He is considered dangerous and anyone who sees him is asked to call 911.
Fox 8 | November 24, 2017
Four wanted for multiple incidents in Willoughby, theft, kidnapping in Cleveland | The News-Herald Four wanted for multiple incidents in Willoughby, theft, kidnapping in Cleveland
Willoughby police are looking to identify four suspects accused of an attempted fraudulent credit card purchase, a purse snatching and ramming another vehicle on Nov. 21. The four suspects involved are also believed to be involved in a kidnapping and stolen vehicle incident in Cleveland, according to Willoughby police.
The News-Herald | November 24, 2017
Man dies in garage fire less than a week after family’s home burns down | Fox 8 Man dies in garage fire less than a week after family’s home burns down
HUBBARD, Ohio — Authorities say a man has died in a northeast Ohio garage fire less than a week after he and his family lost their belongings in a house fire. A county coroner’s office says 45-year-old James Vint was pronounced dead at a hospital Wednesday afternoon after being pulled from the burning garage in Hubbard. A cause of death hasn’t yet been determined. It’s unclear
Fox 8 | November 24, 2017
TGIF: Happenings -- what's coming up in Northeast Ohio starting Nov. 24 | The News-Herald TGIF: Happenings -- what's coming up in Northeast Ohio starting Nov. 24
Here is a brief rundown of some coming entertainment options in Northeast Ohio. Make submissions for consideration via email. You must include a phone number and/or web address for publication. ArtCleveland Museum of Art: 11150 East Blvd.
The News-Herald | November 24, 2017
2 more indicted in slayings of couple at Cleveland car lot | The News-Herald 2 more indicted in slayings of couple at Cleveland car lot
CLEVELAND >> Two alleged accomplices indicted in the slayings of a couple at their used car lot in Cleveland are accused of helping the suspected shooter, who already was charged.
The News-Herald | November 24, 2017
Ready, set, 'Glow': Cleveland Botanical Garden getting all spruced-up again for holidays | The News-Herald Ready, set, 'Glow': Cleveland Botanical Garden getting all spruced-up again for holidays
That certain "Glow" is back at Cleveland Botanical Garden."Glow," which aims to transfer the attraction at 11030 East Blvd. in Cleveland's University Circle into a festive holiday-season hot spot, runs Nov. 24 through Dec. 31.A 20-foot-tall decorated fir tree surrounded by whimsical gingerbread houses and colorful winter plants will greet visitors as they enter "Glow," a news release from the Bota
The News-Herald | November 24, 2017
Joyce, Kaptur sponsoring bill for algal bloom research | The News-Herald Joyce, Kaptur sponsoring bill for algal bloom research
Northeast Ohio U.S. Reps. Dave Joyce and Marcy Kaptur are sponsoring a bill aimed at helping coastal communities better prepare for, mitigate, and intervene in harmful algal bloom events.The toxic algae that spread across Lake Erie in 2017 was the third worst on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The News-Herald | November 24, 2017
Ensemble Theatre's 'The Hairy Ape' powerful but not poetic | Theater review | The News-Herald Ensemble Theatre's 'The Hairy Ape' powerful but not poetic | Theater review
By the time he wrote "The Hairy Ape" in 1921, Eugene O'Neill had tired of the literary naturalism of his earlier work. He was now venturing into a form of expressionism that inflates human pathos by layering characters' speech with visceral and vivid poetry.It's this poetry that an otherwise solid
The News-Herald | November 24, 2017
Ohio woman fatally shot while cooking Thanksgiving dinner | Fox 8 Ohio woman fatally shot while cooking Thanksgiving dinner
COLUMBUS, Ohio— Authorities say a woman has been fatally shot while cooking Thanksgiving dinner after someone fired shots into a Columbus, Ohio, home. Police have identified the woman as 34-year-old Adrian Scott. She was pronounced dead at a hospital shortly before 1:30 p.m. Thursday. The Dispatch reports that a man who identified himself as Scott’s boyfriend says Scott was standing at a
Fox 8 | November 24, 2017
Hundreds killed in Egypt mosque attack | Fox 8 Hundreds killed in Egypt mosque attack
EGYPT — At least 235 people were killed and another 109 injured in an attack on a mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai region on Friday, Egyptian state-run Nile TV reported, making it one of the deadliest attacks ever carried out against civilians in the province. After at least two explosions, gunmen who were waiting outside the mosque opened fire at worshipers as they fled Friday prayers, s
Fox 8 | November 24, 2017
‘Tears were shed’: Dying woman’s last wish to visit beach is granted by paramedics | Fox 8 ‘Tears were shed’: Dying woman’s last wish to visit beach is granted by paramedics
QUEENSLAND, Australia — A terminally ill woman’s last wish was granted thanks to an ambulance crew willing to take a detour to the ocean on their way to the hospital. The Queensland Ambulance Service in Australia shared a photo that captured the touching moment. According to the post, the crew was taking the woman to the palliative care unit of a local hospital at the time. That’
Fox 8 | November 24, 2017
Ready, set, shop! Here’s a guide to Black Friday ads, deals, store hours | Fox 8 Ready, set, shop! Here’s a guide to Black Friday ads, deals, store hours
Pull out the credit card, and get your shopping map ready! It’s time to find those deals. Black Friday is here, and whether you’re shopping online or in-store, the hot ticket items are waiting. **Click here for hours and the Black Friday ads for all major retailers** Many stores opened up Thanksgiving evening, and deals will continue through the weekend. Target says at one point they w
Fox 8 | November 24, 2017
Black Friday Forecast: Mostly sunny and quiet | Fox 8 Black Friday Forecast: Mostly sunny and quiet
CLEVELAND — We hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Here is your hour-by-hour forecast: We have relatively quiet weather for the remainder of the Holiday week/weekend! That’s wonderful news for anyone driving in the Great Lakes region. There is a small chance of showers early Saturday. It’s looking good for Winterfest this Saturday evening too. A few lake-effect snow showe
Fox 8 | November 24, 2017
Woman arrested after crashing into Cleveland home, fleeing from ambulance | Fox 8 Woman arrested after crashing into Cleveland home, fleeing from ambulance
CLEVELAND – Felicita Rodriguez thanks divine intervention she’s alive after a suspected drunken driver crashed into her Storer Avenue home Thursday night. “When I turned to look I was like, ‘Oh my God.’ Ya know, I couldn’t believe it. The car was right there,” Rodriguez said. Rodriguez said she left her front bedroom moments before the car smashed through its wall
Fox 8 | November 24, 2017
Dog credited with alerting man to Painesville house fire | Fox 8 Dog credited with alerting man to Painesville house fire
PAINSESVILLE, Ohio– Officials with the Painesville Fire Department say the credit should go to a man’s dog for waking him up when his home was on fire on Thanksgiving Day. Firefighters were called to the home on Bank Street in Painesville just before 5 p.m. on Thursday for reports of a house fire. “It was an amazing amount of fire to see that it got that big that quick. It’s not common
Fox 8 | November 24, 2017
Ohio man continues court fight to get back tigers, other exotic animals | Fox 8 Ohio man continues court fight to get back tigers, other exotic animals
TOLEDO, Ohio— The former owner of six tigers and several other exotic animals is making another plea to the Ohio Supreme Court to get his big cats back. Kenny Hetrick wants Ohio’s top court to hear an appeal of a lower court’s decision that sided with the state in its legal battle over the animals. A state appeals court in October ruled that the Ohio Department of Agriculture had the
Fox 8 | November 24, 2017
‘Avoid using the alphabet’s unlucky 13th letter’: Kasich declares to*orrow ‘Scarlet Letter Saturday’ | Fox 8 ‘Avoid using the alphabet’s unlucky 13th letter’: Kasich declares to*orrow ‘Scarlet Letter Saturday’
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Gov. John Kasich has once again declared a “Scarlet Letter Saturday” in anticipation of tomorrow’s Ohio State University’s game versus Michigan. He tweeted a “PSA” Friday morning with a resolution marked with red lines over all m‘s. It asks “all Ohioans to avoid using the alphabet’s unlucky 13th letter” and says it
Fox 8 | November 24, 2017
Police searching for 88-year-old man who went missing while running errand on Thanksgiving | Fox 8 Police searching for 88-year-old man who went missing while running errand on Thanksgiving
GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio — Police in Garfield Heights are searching for an elderly man who went missing after leaving home to run an errand on Thanksgiving. Joseph Forbes, 88, left his home in his car at about 4:15 p.m. Thursday. He was headed to Walgreen’s at Turney and McCracken in Garfield Heights. He was driving a white 2009 Chevrolet Impala with license plate ESU 6612. Before he was
Fox 8 | November 24, 2017
Thread goes viral after dad takes 4-year-old daughter into woman’s restroom | Fox 8 Thread goes viral after dad takes 4-year-old daughter into woman’s restroom
One couple’s debate over which restroom to use when you have a child of the opposite sex with you is going viral. The mother, whose username is AdaHopper,  says in a thread on parenting site Mumsnet that her husband takes their 4-year-old daughter to the ladies public toilet as opposed to the men’s. The dad says the ladies room is better and cleaner than walking in on men using urinal
Fox 8 | November 24, 2017
Escaped Garfield Heights inmate robbed woman, broke into house before deadly crash | Fox 8 Escaped Garfield Heights inmate robbed woman, broke into house before deadly crash
GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio– An inmate who escaped from the Garfield Heights City Jail on Friday morning was later killed in a fiery crash while running from police in a stolen car, police say. Investigators said 34-year-old Donnie Thomas was arrested early Friday for allegedly robbing a Walgreens store by claiming he had a gun and demanding cash from employees. Garfield Heights police said Thoma
Fox 8 | November 24, 2017
Trump wants to end welfare as Bill Clinton knows it | Fox 8 Trump wants to end welfare as Bill Clinton knows it
WASHINGTON — Overhauling welfare was one of the defining goals of Bill Clinton’s presidency, starting with a campaign promise to “end welfare as we know it,” continuing with a bitter policy fight and producing change that remains hotly debated 20 years later. Now, President Donald Trump wants to put his stamp on the welfare system, apparently in favor of a more restrictive poli
Fox 8 | November 24, 2017
Sheriff: Las Vegas shooting gunman fired over 1,100 rounds | Fox 8 Sheriff: Las Vegas shooting gunman fired over 1,100 rounds
LAS VEGAS — The top lawman in Las Vegas says the gunman who killed dozens of people at a concert last month fired more than 1,100 rounds. The newly released estimate from Sheriff Joe Lombardo offers more detail about the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Lombardo tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal he was aware of the previously unreported figure because his department’s for
Fox 8 | November 23, 2017
Police say detective was shot with own gun in struggle with killer | Fox 8 Police say detective was shot with own gun in struggle with killer
BALTIMORE, Maryland — A Baltimore homicide detective was fatally shot in the head with his own gun after a struggle with his killer last cnnweek, the city’s police commissioner said Wednesday. Sean Suiter, 43, was to testify before a grand jury the day after he was killed, Commissioner Kevin Davis said. The grand jury is looking at a corruption case involving several Baltimore officers
Fox 8 | November 23, 2017
Report: Barton said he’d go to Capitol Police over photo | Fox 8 Report: Barton said he’d go to Capitol Police over photo
DALLAS — U.S. Rep. Joe Barton told a woman that he would complain to U.S. Capitol Police if sexually explicit photographs of him and other material from their relationship were to be exposed publicly, according to a published report. The Washington Post reported the threat Wednesday after Barton, a North Texas Republican, apologized for a nude photo of him that circulated on social media. The p
Fox 8 | November 23, 2017
Teacher arrested after student records apparent drug use in classroom | Fox 8 Teacher arrested after student records apparent drug use in classroom
ST. JOHN, Indiana — An Indiana high school teacher was arrested Wednesday after students reported seeing her do drugs in an empty classroom and reported the incident to campus administrators, WGN in Chicago reported. One student recorded the alleged act with a cellphone camera from a window looking into the locked classroom. “She’s in the corner, hiding with a chair and a book an
Fox 8 | November 23, 2017
Facebook will show users what Russian propaganda they liked or followed | Fox 8 Facebook will show users what Russian propaganda they liked or followed
You could soon see whether you interacted with Russian propaganda on Facebook and Instagram during the 2016 election. On Wednesday, Facebook announced a new portal that lets users see which Internet Research Agency-linked Facebook pages or Instagram accounts they liked or followed between January 2015 and August 2017, when the pages were shut down. The Internet Research Agency is a troll farm w
Fox 8 | November 23, 2017
New video shows off-duty Cleveland officer arrested twice in one night | Fox 8 New video shows off-duty Cleveland officer arrested twice in one night
CLEVELAND– New video shows more of what happened the night an off-duty Cleveland police officer was arrested twice in one night. The Ohio State Highway Patrol first stopped Eric Williams for having a gun and driving drunk. Troopers released him to a woman with him. Two and a half hours after the first stop, Middleburg Heights police stopped Williams for speeding. Police also said he had no r
Fox 8 | November 23, 2017
‘Thanksgiving miracle’: Baby denied kidney receives transplant | Fox 8 ‘Thanksgiving miracle’: Baby denied kidney receives transplant
ATLANTA, Ga. — Two-year-old AJ Burgess received a new kidney Wednesday after a prolonged battle with hospital officials who postponed his original October surgery when his father, a perfect donor match, violated his parole and was arrested. “This is an unexpected Thanksgiving miracle,” family attorney Muwali Davis said while the baby was in recovery at Children’s Healthcare
Fox 8 | November 23, 2017
Missing: Lequan Turner | Fox 8 Missing: Lequan Turner
CLEVELAND, Ohio — FOX 8 is relaunching our missing persons segments with the help of Amanda Berry. We hope the segments will help loved ones reunite with their missing family members. Lequan Turner, 16, hasn’t been seen since Sept. 2. He is 5’6″ tall and weighs 128 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray hoodie and dark gray jogging pants. Anyone with information is asked
Fox 8 | November 23, 2017
State to target high-crash roads with 70 mph limits across Ohio | Fox 8 State to target high-crash roads with 70 mph limits across Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The state will target high-crash Ohio roads that have 70 mph limits following a report that found a sharp increase in accidents after Ohio raised the limit from 65 mph. The analysis of those efforts could lead to a temporary reduction of the limit back to 65 mph in selected areas, according to the State Highway Patrol and the Department of Transportation. A patrol report release
Fox 8 | November 23, 2017
Thousands to be fed hot meals across NE Ohio this Thanksgiving | Fox 8 Thousands to be fed hot meals across NE Ohio this Thanksgiving
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Anyone who needs a warm place to eat a hot meal can always count on the daily hunger center at St. Augustine Church in Tremont. Sister Corita Ambro has operated it for years. **For a list of organizations offering hot meals on Thanksgiving, click here** Each year, Sister Ambro puts out a call for volunteers and donations to help serve Thanksgiving meals to less fortunate p
Fox 8 | November 23, 2017