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Vermont lawmakers seek to remove slavery from constitution | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 23, 2019
MONTPELIER, Vermont — Vermont has a proud history of being the first state to abolish adult slavery, in 1777. Now lawmakers want to make sure any reference to slavery is removed from the state constitution. Colorado voters last year approved a similar constitutional amendment, and Utah lawmakers h...
Ohio cartoon museum acquires dozens of original Archie comics | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 23, 2019
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The world’s largest cartoon museum has announced the acquisition of dozens of complete original Archie Comics stories. The work by the late artist Dan DeCarlo includes stories from Betty and Me, Betty & Veronica, Veronica, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Josie and the Pussyca...
Indiana State Trooper shot, 11-year-old son in custody | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 23, 2019
GRANGER, Indiana – An 11-year-old boy faces charges following a shooting in a home in Granger, Indiana Thursday. St. Joseph County police say the child shot his dad in the pelvic area. The victim is Indiana State Trooper Matt Makowski. He’s in the hospital in “semi-stable” co...
Iowa pastor charged with chasing, shooting at daughter | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 23, 2019
DES MOINES, Iowa – A Des Moines pastor faces charges after allegedly shooting at his daughter while two children were in his vehicle. According to police, they responded to North High School after receiving a report of a car chase. Des Moined police say Rev. Michael Cameron Sr. with Revival Ce...
Sweet video shows moment woman with dementia recognizes her daughter | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 23, 2019
SANFORD, Maine – People who have a loved one with dementia know the challenges and frustrations of seeing someone they care for struggle with their memories. That’s why a video taken by a woman in Maine has had such an impact on so many people. The video was taken by MJ Grant. It’s...
Cleveland Auto Show features expanded ‘Millionaire’s Row’ | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 23, 2019
CLEVELAND– The Cleveland Auto Show added more cars to its popular “Millionaire’s Row.” The section of vehicles, provided by Bernio Moreno Companies, features the most expensive car at the show: the Aston Martin Vulcan. All of the cars are owned by the dealership. For Clevelan...
R. Kelly due in Chicago court to face sex abuse charges | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 23, 2019
CHICAGO, Illinois – R. Kelly, the R&B star who has been trailed for decades by allegations that he violated underage girls and women and held some as virtual slaves, is due in court Saturday after being charged with aggravated sexual abuse involving four victims, including at least three b...
40s Saturday; Wind gusts up to 65 mph possible Sunday | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 23, 2019
CLEVELAND, Ohio – There’s a high wind watch in effect through Monday morning. That means there is potential for damaging winds and power outages. Wind gusts up to 65 mph are possible. More details on the warning here. Here’s how the weekend storm system will break down: Dry start to ...
South Euclid police search for suspects in skimming operation; Two men caught on camera buying TVs with stolen bank info | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 23, 2019
SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio – South Euclid police are asking for help tracking down suspects in what police are calling a skimming operation. Skimming is a type of card theft where thieves steal your card information, then sell it or use it to make fraudulent purchases. Police say on February 17, a man...
University of North Carolina students using 3D printer to help rescue pig get new hooves | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 23, 2019
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Students at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) are helping a pig get some new feet. According to FOX 46, Wendy the pig was rescued back in October.  Her owners reportedly believe she was previously used as bait in training hunting dogs, causing her to lose ...
Organizers of 2024 Paris Olympics want to add breakdancing to the games | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 23, 2019
PARIS, France — From the streets of New York to the Olympic podium: Breakdancing’s conquest of the globe seemingly knows no bounds. Getting hip to breakdancing’s appeal with young audiences, organizers of the 2024 Paris Olympics want the dance sport that spread from New York in the 197...
HGTV searching for Cleveland home to renovate on new show ‘Relief Properties’ | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 23, 2019
CLEVELAND — Calling all HGTV enthusiasts: is your home in need of renovations? Well, a husband and wife renovation team is looking to help. According to the show’s Facebook page, HGTV’s new show, Relief Properties, is holding a casting call in Cleveland. HGTV is looking for a ̶...
Small plane crashes at airport, catches fire; 2 are killed | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 23, 2019
MANSFIELD, Mass. — Massachusetts State Police say two people died after a small plane crashed and caught fire at Mansfield Municipal Airport. Police say the crash occurred shortly after 12:30 p.m. Saturday. State police and the Federal Aviation Administration will investigate, and the National Tra...
State lawmakers propose bill to require veterinarians to report animal abuse | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 23, 2019
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A new bill could soon require veterinarians and other licensed professionals to automatically report suspected animal abuse here in Ohio. “I have been an advocate for animals all my life, and I intend to do a great deal more for our family pets,” said Representative Sara C...
Boeing 767 cargo jetliner with 3 aboard crashes near Houston | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 23, 2019
HOUSTON — A Boeing 767 cargo jetliner heading to Houston with three people aboard crashed Saturday into a bay just east of the city, according to officials. Lynn Lunsford with the Federal Aviation Administration did not immediately know the status of the people aboard and the Chambers County Sheri...
Man says officer gave him ticket after confusing hash brown for cellphone | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 23, 2019
NORWALK, Connecticut – A Connecticut man is fighting a ticket for distracted driving after he says the police officer confused his hash brown patty for a cellphone. Jason Stiber was cited last April on Post Road, according to ABC New York. He stopped at McDonald’s on his way to work and ...
Columbus police say woman killed sister during fight | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 23, 2019
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Authorities say a 35-year-old woman has fatally shot her sister during an altercation at a home in Ohio’s capital city. Columbus police say officers responded to a report of a shooting around 3 a.m. Saturday and found 32-year-old Sade Garner lying in the driveway of a home, ...
Wild weather hitting northeast Ohio this weekend | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 23, 2019
CLEVELAND — High clouds are filtering the moonshine tonight. They are the precursor of what’s ahead on our weather menu this weekend. Here’s how the weekend storm system will break down: Dry start to Saturday. Clouds take over early. Afternoon temperatures will be near 50°. Spotty showe...
VIDEO: Dozens take the plunge for Special Olympics of Northeast Ohio | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 23, 2019
CLEVELAND, Ohio – People are taking the plunge at Edgewater Beach. It is the Special Olympics of Northeast Ohio’s annual Polar Plunge. The goal is to raise $80,000 for Special Olympics athletes. FOX 8 participates every year. Our own Gabe Spiegel is a team captain, so you may see some of...
Residents, police alarmed after gunfire erupts multiple times in Akron neighborhood | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 23, 2019
AKRON, Ohio — A barrage of gunfire erupted in the same northwest Akron neighborhood not once, but twice this week, terrifying residents and alarming police. The attacks both happened just steps away from a preschool in the 2100 block of Thurmont Road. “The first time it was after one in the ...
Have you seen her? Cleveland police search for missing and endangered teen | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 23, 2019
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Cleveland police are searching for missing teen Alicia Jackson. Alicia is 15. She is 5’4″ and weighs approximately 135 lbs. She was last seen near the Cleveland Food Bank on East 152nd Street. If you see her, please call Cleveland police at (216)621-1234. Other mi...
Dove is offering $5,000 grants for dads without access to paid paternity leave | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 23, 2019
The idea of paid paternity leave has hit the national stage as focus shifts from new moms to the whole family unit when a child is born. As companies decide to offer the added benefit to new parents, one company is offering a grant to dads who do not have access to paid paternity leave. Dove started...
Couple married 70 years dies one day apart | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 23, 2019
TROY, New York – Warren and Joan Chapple are sharing a funeral together Saturday. The two were married 70 years. Joan died Sunday at the age of 87. Warren, 93, died Monday. The Times-Union interviewed the Chapple’s son. He said Joan suffered from Alzheimer’s and was in a nursing ho...
3rd Annual Kids Film It Festival returns to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 23, 2019
CLEVELAND — Hollywood’s future filmmakers walked the red carpet in Cleveland Friday night. The 3rd Annual Kids Film It Festival returned to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The event showcases the work of filmmakers between the ages of 8 and 18. Samantha and Valerie Squires of Bath were hopi...
Cleveland Indians face Reds in spring training matchup | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 23, 2019
GOODYEAR, Arizona – The Cleveland Indians take the field Saturday in Goodyear, Arizona against the Cincinnati Reds. Heard a rumor that we play baseball today, but not sure who started it … It was us. We started the rumor, and it’s true. LET’S GO!#RallyTogether pic.twitter.com/XIyW8UtuKN ...
Perry Township police catch two burglars in the act | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 23, 2019
PERRY TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Perry Township police received a call about a burglary in progress Thursday. Officers responded to a home in the 3400 block of Bailey St. NW on Thursday around 1:30 p.m. Police say they found two burglary suspects inside the home. Officers arrested 21-year-old David Long...
Teen girls charged with robbing Massachusetts bank | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 23, 2019
FALL RIVER, Massachusetts – Fall River police say a 14-year-old and a 15-year-old girl held up a bank. Both girls face armed robbery charges, according to police. Police say the teens walked into a bank Wednesday afternoon and slid the teller a threatening note. According to law enforcement, t...
Ohio lawmakers pushing to fix error that could ban several types of legal guns | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 23, 2019
COLUMBUS, Ohio — State lawmakers are moving quickly to fix a mistake in an Ohio bill that gun rights advocates say could inadvertently ban several types of legal guns. At issue is legislation approved by lawmakers last year that allows off-duty police officers to carry firearms and limits loc...
High wind warning issued; gusts up to 65 mph possible Sunday | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 23, 2019
CLEVELAND, Ohio – There’s a high wind warning in effect through Monday morning. That means there is potential for damaging winds and power outages. Wind gusts up to 65 mph are possible. More details on the warning here. A strengthening storm system is taking aim at the Great Lakes Region...
New Keurig machine serves cocktails | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 23, 2019
WILLISTON, Vt. — Keurig is releasing a new machine that will serve up cocktails instead of coffee. According to their website, the Drinkworks Home Bar makes cocktails. The Drinkworks machine works similarly to a Keurig, using single-serve pods to make your beverages. However, for this new mac...
R. Kelly ordered jailed on $1M bond at Chicago hearing | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 23, 2019
CHICAGO, Illinois — R. Kelly was ordered jailed on $1 million bond Saturday at his first court hearing since the R&B star was charged with sexually abusing four people, including three minors, in a case that seemed likely to produce another #MeToo trial involving a celebrity. The 52-year-old G...
Cleveland animal shelter announces grand opening of new facility | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 23, 2019
CLEVELAND, Ohio – The City of Cleveland Kennel is getting a new home. The new facility will be located at 9203 Detroit Ave. The grand opening ceremony will be Thursday, March 7 at 10:30 a.m. You can still view adoptable pups by making an appointment. You can call (216)664-3476 or email citydog...
Superintendent outlines Phase II, Phase III of Strongsville City Schools budget cuts | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 22, 2019
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio — It was standing room only as parents packed the Strongsville City School Board Meeting Thursday night when the Superintendent outlined Phase II and Phase III of the district’s reduction plan. Phase II would only go into effect if a 5.9 mill, five year operating levy fail...
Sunshine and pleasant temperatures to kick off your weekend | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 22, 2019
CLEVELAND — Northeast Ohio had the pleasure of seeing the sunshine on Thursday. Friday will also be a pleasant day with highs hovering around 40°. Here’s a look at your overnight FOX 8 Hour-By-Hour Forecast: Another system will be heading our way this weekend along with mild temperatur...
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with soliciting prostitution at Florida spa | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 22, 2019
JUPITER, Fla. –New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is being charged with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution after he was twice videotaped paying for a sex act at an illicit massage parlor, police in Florida said Friday. Jupiter police told reporters Friday that the 77-year-old Kraft ...
Man charged with pandering child pornography after disturbing discovery in home | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 22, 2019
SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A 39-year-old Springfield Township man was arrested Thursday, and was charged with pandering child pornography. According to a press release, officers from the Springfield Police Department, and investigators from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force exe...
Mother killed, father and 6 children sent to hospital after man mows them down with car | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 22, 2019
HAVERSTRAW, N.Y.  — A mother of six children was killed after a man allegedly drove his vehicle into her and her family outside a 7-Eleven convenience store about an hour north of New York City. Jason Mendez plowed into Melissa and Sean Deloatch and their six children after a heated argument ...
World’s largest bee – as big as a human thumb – spotted for the first time since 1981 | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 22, 2019
The Wallace’s giant bee is as big as a human thumb. That might be frightening to most people, but scientists were delighted when a team of researchers recently found it in Indonesia. It’s the largest bee in the world, and scientists feared it might be extinct — until now. A group o...
Cleveland’s Own: Sokolowski’s | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 22, 2019
  We’re saluting a legendary restaurant as Cleveland’s Own. Sokolowski’s University Inn opened in 1923, making it the city’s oldest family-owned restaurant. If you haven’t been there, it specializes in Polish and Eastern European cuisine, like stuffed cabbage and p...
Missing: Ladasia Vinson | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 22, 2019
FOX 8 continues our missing persons segments with the help of Amanda Berry. We hope the segments will help loved ones reunite with their missing family members. Ladasia Vinson, 13, was last seen Jan. 8, 2015 in Cleveland. She is 4′ tall and weighs about 80 pounds. She has brown eyes and black ...
Sign of summer! Cedar Point announces festival, new restaurants for 2019 season | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 22, 2019
SANDUSKY, Ohio — It’s a sure sign of summer: Cedar Point is announcing what will be new this season. In addition to Forbidden Frontier on Adventure Island, Cedar Point is introducing new ways to dine and a street celebration in Frontier Town. According to a press release from the park, t...
Man sells VCR on eBay, receives heartwarming letter from buyer | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 22, 2019
ST. LOUIS – What seemed like an ordinary eBay transaction to one St. Louis man turned into a heartwarming interaction with the customer, 86 years old and new to online shopping, according to KTVI. Matt Shoukry sold a VCR to a man in Phoenix for $40 and didn’t think much of it. “There is a ...
Bedford football coach accused of inappropriate relationship with student pleads not guilty | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 22, 2019
BEDFORD, Ohio — A high school football coach accused of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a student pleaded not guilty Friday. Sean Williams, 43, was indicted for an alleged inappropriate sexual relationship. A judge issued him $10,000 bond and set a March  4 pretrial. This cas...
Study says dog owners take more pics of their pets than their partners | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 22, 2019
A new study shows dog owners take more photos of their pets than their significant others. The Rover.com report called “The Truth About Dog People” surveyed thousands of dog owners, and 65 percent of them admitted to snapping more photos of their dog than their spouse. Photos aren’...
FOX 8 wishes Dick Goddard a Happy 88th Birthday! | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 22, 2019
CLEVELAND — FOX 8’s legendary weatherman, animal lover and all-around great guy, Dick Goddard, turned 88 years old Friday. We took some time to celebrate with him when he stopped by the FOX 8 studio. FOX 8’s Lou Maglio, Andre Bernier, Tracy McCool and Melissa Mack presented Mr. G w...
Man accused of crashing into Macedonia police cruiser while drunk appearing in court | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 22, 2019
A Macedonia man accused of drinking and driving and crashing into a police car will face a judge Friday. James Marshall pleaded not guilty to aggravated vehicular assault and OVI charges after rear-ending the cruiser on Interstate 271 Christmas Eve. The veteran officer involved  was taken to Hillcr...
‘I Am Dr. King’s Dream’: Briana Brown | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 22, 2019
Powerful messages from students across Northeast Ohio as we celebrate Black History Month. Here is Briana Brown’s message: “I am living Dr. King’s dream because I live through diversity and equality. I love the friends and family I have, with their different races and culture R...
Two Northeast Ohio men among hundreds charged in human trafficking sting operation in Florida | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 22, 2019
VERO BEACH, Fla. — Two Northeast Ohio men are among hundreds of people charged in a massive human trafficking sting operation in Florida. Vero Beach police say they have charged nearly 200 people on more than two hundred counts of solicitation. The arrests including Peter Sedlak of Solon, pres...
Two daycare workers fired, one charged with assault for hitting child | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 22, 2019
CLEVELAND — A daycare worker was fired and charged with assault stemming from a Tuesday incident where the mother of a 1-year-old says she saw video footage of her child being struck by an adult responsible for his care. “I went to my son’s daycare and I seen the actual video of he...
Playhouse Square presenting sensory-friendly performance of ‘The Lion King’ in August | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 22, 2019
CLEVELAND — Broadway’s hit musical The Lion King is coming to Cleveland this summer, but this time with a very special performance for individuals with sensory sensitivities, autism spectrum disorders and other sensory, social and cognitive challenges or issues, as well as their familie...
Two bald eagles found injured after likely mating season fight over female | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 22, 2019
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Two bald eagles were found wounded and exhausted Thursday, likely after a brawl over a female mate, Virginia Beach Animal Control said. They said they received word about the young eagles from concerned citizens and suspected the eagles may have been fighting over a female be...
R. Kelly charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 22, 2019
COOK COUNTY, Illinois — R&B star R. Kelly is scheduled to appear in bond court Saturday in Chicago after he was charged with sexual abuse allegations spanning at least two decades. Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx on Friday afternoon announced the 10 counts of aggravated sexual ...
Student charged after video of fight at Cuyahoga Falls High School goes viral | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 22, 2019
CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio — A video that has now gone viral on social media shows a Cuyahoga Falls High School freshman on the ground in the school’s lunch room as he is repeatedly punched by a classmate who also attempts to stomp on his head as he is being pulled away. Blake Ambrose, 14, sai...
Optimus Prime, Mystery Machine roll into Cleveland Auto Show | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 22, 2019
CLEVELAND– Optimus Prime is back at the Cleveland Auto Show. But this year, the Transformer brought a few of his famous friends. No, not the rest of the Autobots. In addition to the hundreds of cars from the industry’s top manufacturers, there are a few celebrities: Mystery Machine from ...
Project could ease frustration for drivers at split between I-71 and SR 176 | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 22, 2019
The split between 71 South and State Route 176 has been a frustrating spot for commuters for years. Now, the Ohio Department of Transportation hopes they have a fix.  Starting next spring, they will add more than 1,000 feet of new lane to allow more space so cars will have more time to merge onto 1...
Fluke encounter has incredible ending for two Northeast Ohio women | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 22, 2019
On average, we meet about 80,000 people throughout our lifetime. That’s a large number. But, for two local women, it took just one interaction to change their lives forever. FOX 8’s Natalie Herbick has the story of a fluke encounter with an incredible ending. **Read more Love Stories, he...
Winter storm brings record snowfall to parts of Arizona | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 22, 2019
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — A winter storm that swept through the Southwest and brought a rare snowfall to the Las Vegas Strip and the mountains above Malibu in California pounded north-central Arizona with record amounts. The Clark County School District in southern Nevada, the nation’s fifth-larges...
VIDEO: Indians’ Corey Kluber plays ball with son and it’s absolutely adorable! | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 22, 2019
CLEVELAND — It seems like baseball talent may run in the family. The Cleveland Indians shared the cutest video of pitcher Corey Kluber playing ball with his son, Camden. The video shows Camden swing and hit. Honestly, it’s just so adorable. Even the Tribe playfully says he might have a b...
FirstEnergy prepares for weekend storm, offers tips to residents | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 22, 2019
AKRON, Ohio — FirstEnergy Corp. says its ten utility companies are prepared for the potentially high winds with powerful gusts that may impact northeast Ohio this weekend. According to their press release, company and contractor crews have been notified that there is a possibility for severe w...
Wild weather weekend: What to expect each day | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 22, 2019
It’s going to be a wild weather weekend, with temperatures all over the place. Here’s how the weekend storm system will break down: Dry start to Saturday. Clouds take over early. Afternoon temperatures will be near 50°. Spotty showers will fall during the afternoon (small coverage) with ...
Northern Ireland police share hilarious social media post after caller complains about drug dealing ‘scam’ | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 22, 2019
CRAIGAVON, Northern Ireland — A Northern Ireland resident contacted police after being scammed by a drug-dealer, prompting a hilarious social media post from authorities. The Police Service of Northern Ireland in Craigavon reportedly shared the following exchange with the caller: Caller: IR...
Real-life ‘Mario Kart’ coming to Cleveland | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 22, 2019
It’s your chance to step into one of the most iconic video games of all time. Mushroom Rally USA recently announced that Mario Kart-style racing is coming to Cleveland. In a tweet posted over the weekend, Mushroom Rally USA wrote, “Due to huge demand in #Columbus and #Cincinnati, we̵...
‘I’ll blow your brains out’: Suspected thief confronted by great grandma armed with a gun | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 22, 2019
JACKSON COUNTY, Ga. — A great grandma wasn’t taking any chances when an intruder broke into her home recently. According to WSB, 79-year-old Gwendolyn Argard remembers hearing glass shatter upstairs. She knew in that moment something wasn’t right, so she quickly grabbed her gun an...
R. Kelly arrested after turning himself in to Chicago police | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 22, 2019
CHICAGO — R&B star R. Kelly was taken into custody after arriving Friday night at a Chicago police precinct, hours after authorities announced multiple charges of aggravated sexual abuse involving four victims, including at least three between the ages of 13 and 17. The 52-year-old singer...
Controversial statue of President McKinley sold in California, City of Canton to become new owner | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 22, 2019
CANTON, Ohio — Amid protests from groups that include Native Americans, a city in northern California has decided to remove a statue of 25th President William McKinley. McKinley served with distinction in the Union Army in the Civil War and was the last Civil War veteran elected President. Dur...
San Francisco authorities dig for woman buried by landslide | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 22, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Dozens of rescue workers were frantically digging with shovels Friday afternoon in search of a woman believed to be buried by a landslide near a San Francisco beach. “We need to find that person, and we need to find that person now,” San Francisco Fire Department Lt. Jo...
I-TEAM: Judge calling for security changes after attorney attacked in court | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 22, 2019
CLEVELAND — The FOX 8 I-TEAM is uncovering a new spotlight on your safety after an attack in a local courtroom made national headlines. But, you may be surprised by the initial response the I-TEAM heard when they went to Cuyahoga County Sheriff Cliff Pickney. This week, a convict attacked his ...
Weather: Partly sunny, pleasant day | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 22, 2019
Friday will be a pleasant day with highs hovering around 40°. Another system will be heading our way this weekend along with mild temperatures. What can we expect? A High Wind Watch will go into effect for most of NE Ohio Sunday morning and last through Monday morning. We could see wind gusts at ov...
Oklahoma City man loses over 140 pounds to win bet with friends | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 22, 2019
OKLAHOMA CITY – A bet made during a night of drinking left one Oklahoma man down 140 pounds and up $2,000, according to KFOR. Tyler Segraves said it all started one night in September 2017. “My buddy and I are sitting out, hanging out drinking, having a good time, and he always gives me a hard t...
Jussie Smollett apologizes to the ‘Empire’ cast and crew but insists that he’s innocent | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 22, 2019
CHICAGO — When Jussie Smollett called the cast and crew of the television show “Empire” together Thursday night, they were expecting the actor to come clean about what really happened, a person at the meeting told CNN. Smollett did apologize to his coworkers for any embarrassment t...
Mother on surgeon who agreed to perform risky operation: ‘He saved my daughter’s life’ | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 22, 2019
CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Columbia Station family is crediting a doctor at the Cleveland Clinic for saving their daughter’s life. Surgeons across the state declined to operate on Rebecca Sorensen because of the risky location of her brain tumor. All, except one doctor. Rebecca Sorensen is only 12-...
Former Cuyahoga County Auditor Frank Russo gets sentence reduced by 8 years | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 21, 2019
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Former Cuyahoga County Auditor Frank Russo‘s prison sentence was reduced from 22 years to 14 years in federal court Thursday. Russo was originally sentenced to the 22-year prison term in 2013 for his role in a county corruption scandal. He later agreed, while behind bar...
Drug possession charge against Browns’ Antonio Callaway dropped | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 21, 2019
A drug possession charge against Cleveland Browns’ Antonio Callaway has been dropped. According to court records out of Berea, Callaway pleaded guilty to speeding, and driving with a suspended license. He received a one-year monitored probation. He was ordered to pay fines totaling about $800....
Cleveland police investigating after man shot multiple times | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 21, 2019
  CLEVELAND- Cleveland police are investigating after a man was shot multiple times. According to police, officers are on E. 172nd St. after a 68-year-old man was shot several times on Thursday. He was taken to University Hospitals. His condition is not known. Police did not release any additio...
First pediatric flu death reported in Northeast Ohio | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 21, 2019
CLEVELAND –The Cleveland Department of Public Health is reporting the first flu-associated pediatric death in Northeast Ohio. A 13-year-old girl passed away from the illness.   This is the second youth who died in Ohio. A 3-year-old boy from Highland County in Southwest Ohio also died as a resul...
Wayne County Sheriff’s Office asks for help finding missing teen | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 21, 2019
DALTON, Ohio — The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help finding a 16-year-old girl who left her home last night. According to a post on the Wayne County Sheriff’s Facebook Page, Katelyn Sommer left her home in the Dalton area overnight and her her current location is un...
‘Extinct’ Galapagos tortoise found after 100 years | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 21, 2019
A species of giant tortoise believed to have been extinct for more than 100 years has been discovered on the Galapagos island of Fernandina, according to Ecuador’s government. The last known time a Fernandina Giant Tortoise was seen alive was 1906. An adult female believed to be more than a ce...
Video shows Shanann Watts shortly before death | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 21, 2019
FREDERICK, Colorado — It’s 1:48 a.m. and a pregnant Shanann Watts is arriving home from a business trip to Phoenix. Front-door video at her Frederick, Colorado, home captures the moment a friend drops Watts from the airport on August 13, 2018. She can be seen carrying her suitcase up the...
‘I have zero regrets’: Photographer mom uses pizza to celebrate baby boy’s monthly milestones | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 21, 2019
A mom’s series of photos of her little boy is going viral after she came up with a brand new way to celebrate his monthly milestones. Cafe Mom says photographer Dani Leigh said she knew she wanted to do monthly photos for her son, Lorenzo, after “abandoning” the project with her fi...
Police: School bus driver overdoses and crashes with 12 special needs students aboard | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 21, 2019
NEWARK, New Jersey — A school bus driver was arrested after she overdosed while driving and crashed into a tree, Newark police said. The driver, Lisa Byrd, was transporting a dozen students from 14th Avenue School in Newark when the vehicle crashed into a tree on Wednesday, officials said in a...
Cleveland’s Own: Canton Ballet | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 21, 2019
We continue to salute Cleveland’s Own. Today we recognize the Canton Ballet. Founded back in 1965, the ballet is Ohio’s largest pre-professional performing dance company. It pairs the dancers with local high school football players. To nominate a person, place or thing to be nominated fo...
The Monkees’ Peter Tork passes away at 77 | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 21, 2019
Peter Tork, of the 1960 television series “The Monkees,” has passed away at the age of 77. His sister, Anne Thorkelson, confirmed the news to the Washington Post.  According to the Washington Post, Thorkelson did not say how her brother died. But he was diagnosed with a rare cancer aff...
Painesville Judge Michael Cicconetti, known for creative sentences, to retire this year | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 21, 2019
PAINESVILLE, Ohio– The judge known for his creative sentences is set to retire soon. Painesville Municipal Court Judge Michael Cicconetti announced he will retire in 2019. Some of Judge Cicconetti’s most creative sentences include a man sentenced to mow grass with a manual mower after he...
Nationwide warrant issued for Tuscarawas County man wanted for attempted murder | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 21, 2019
  TUSCARAWAS COUNTY-The Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help tracking down a suspect wanted on several charges including attempted murder. A felony warrant has been issued for Ian Cultrona. Cultrona is charged with attempted murder, aggravated robbery with a firearm, felo...
Start your engines: The Cleveland Auto Show is back in town | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 21, 2019
CLEVELAND- Whether you are in the market for a new set of wheels or just love to dream of driving a souped-up vehicle, you can check out the latest and greatest when it comes to automobiles at the Cleveland Auto Show. The Cleveland Auto Show kicks off Friday at 5 p.m. and goes until March 3. Prices ...
Sully, meet Sully: George H.W. Bush’s service dog meets hero pilot after whom he was named | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 21, 2019
The two most well-known Sullys met on TODAY Thursday morning. George H.W. Bush‘s beloved service dog, Sully, met pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, after whom he was named, on live TV. Watch Sully the service dog meet his namesake, Captain Sullenberger, who's also rocking a pa...
Police: ‘Empire’ actor faked attack to ‘promote his career’ | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 21, 2019
CHICAGO — “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett “took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career” when he made a false police report about an attack in Chicago, the city’s police superintendent said Thursday. Smollett also sent a racist and homophob...
Family shares video of 12-year-old girl’s final moments before she died in house explosion | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 21, 2019
DALLAS, Texas — Nearly one year after a 12-year-old Dallas girl died in a natural gas explosion, her family wants to share video of her final moments before the blast. KTVT reports that Rogers was actually getting ready for a cheerleading competition on the morning of Feb. 23, 2018. In a time-...
WATCH LIVE: Hair cuts for a good cause: Annual St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser held in Cleveland | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 21, 2019
CLEVELAND — It’s that time of year again. Northeast Ohioans are shaving their heads for a good cause. The annual St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraiser was held Thursday at Beverage Distributors on King Avenue in Cleveland. All participants get their head shaved at to support childre...
Crews battle blaze at East Cleveland home | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 21, 2019
EAST CLEVELAND — Crews are on scene in East Cleveland fighting a house fire. Officials said the blaze erupted at a home on East 125th Street and Chesterfield Avenue, just over the East Cleveland border. Officials say the fire extended to a neighboring house. East Cleveland fire told FOX 8 that...
VIDEO: Snow in Las Vegas! Strip gets first dusting in decade | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 21, 2019
LAS VEGAS — A winter storm brought rare snowfall to the Las Vegas Strip, dusting casino marquees and prompting revelers to erect a snowman near the famous “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign. A half-inch of the white stuff began falling late Wednesday, marking the first significant snowfall at...
I-TEAM: New video & questions about security gap at Hopkins Airport | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 21, 2019
CLEVELAND — The FOX 8 I-TEAM has now obtained video showing how a suspected drunk driver ended up on the airfield at Hopkins Airport and it has the I-TEAM exposing more about security gaps there. Video just released by City Hall to the I-TEAM shows a driver barreling through a security fence a...
Flu Fears: Canton Health Department restricts visitors to area hospitals | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 21, 2019
  CANTON- With the flu season hitting people in Northeast Ohio hard, the Canton City Health Department is putting restrictions on hospital visitors as a precaution. Stark County hospitals Mercy Medical Center, Aultman Hospital and Aultman Alliance Community Hospital are implementing flu visitat...
Ohio lawmakers debate long-term effects of proposed gas tax increase | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 21, 2019
COLUMBUS — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s administration is looking to increase Ohio’s gas tax by a minimum of 18 cents a gallon effective July 1, making the state’s tax the fifth highest in the country. However, officials say it could mean more over the long-term. ODOT Directo...
I-Team video: See how security breach happened at Hopkins Airport | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 21, 2019
CLEVELAND, Ohio — The FOX 8 I-Team has now obtained video showing how a suspected drunk driver ended up on the airfield at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. Video just released by City Hall to the I-Team shows a driver barreling through a security fence and out into the restricted area....
‘Sickening and reprehensible’: South Carolina police charge mom, boyfriend for torturing children | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 21, 2019
GREENVILLE, S.C. — A mother and her live-in boyfriend are facing multiple charges after the pair is accused of torturing her children. Details about the case were shared on the Greenville Police Department’s Facebook page. According to investigators, Sabrina Emerick did nothing to stop R...
Governor’s proposed gas tax increase to be formally released | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 21, 2019
COLUMBUS, Ohio— Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s administration is expected to formally announce his recommendation for increasing the state gas tax by 18 cents a gallon to address a revenue shortfall in spending for maintaining roads and bridges. The Republican governor said Wednesday in a radio int...
Dogs stolen from Cleveland yard returned home unharmed | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 21, 2019
CLEVELAND — An owner of three blue nose pit bulls says the dogs have been returned after they were taken from her yard in Cleveland. Wednesday, Capree Jenkins told FOX 8 she let the trio outside to use the bathroom and the next thing she knew, they were gone. Surveillance video from a neighbor...
Police: Customer throws hot coffee on McDonald’s employee | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 21, 2019
CLEVELAND-Cleveland police are investigating an assault on a McDonald’s employee. Officers were called to the McDonald’s on Clark Avenue on Tuesday around 12:30 p.m. for reports that a customer threw coffee into an employee’s face. The victim told police the suspect pulled up to he...
Man arrested in second downtown Cleveland rape | Fox 8
Fox 8 | February 21, 2019
CLEVELAND –- A Cleveland man has been arrested for an October rape behind a popular Gateway District bar. His arrest came one day after a woman reported a separate rape in a nearby downtown parking garage. Robert L. Gaines Jr., 38, was arrested February 15 and charged with rape, robbery and misuse...