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Students at town hall to Washington, NRA: Guns are the problem, do something | Fox 8 Students at town hall to Washington, NRA: Guns are the problem, do something
SUNRISE, Florida — They were angry and frustrated. And given the chance to face the lawmakers and others who can make their lives safer, high school students who a week ago were running from gunfire pointedly demanded change Wednesday night from Washington and the National Rifle Association. Survivors of the massacre at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, took center stage at a town hall hosted by CNN as thousands of community members cheered on the young people thrust […]
Fox 8 | February 22, 2018
US beat Canada to take Women’s Ice Hockey Gold for first time since 1998 | Fox 8 US beat Canada to take Women’s Ice Hockey Gold for first time since 1998
GANGNEUNG, South Korea- After an absolute nail-biter of a match, which went to overtime and then a penalty shootout, the US has finally broken Canada’s stranglehold on women’s Olympic hockey. Team USA won the shootout 3-2, with forward Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scoring the winning goal. The women in blue poured onto the ice after Canada’s Megan Agosta couldn’t reply, handing the Americans the gold. It was an incredibly close match throughout, with Canada leading 2-1 well into the third period, only […]
Fox 8 | February 22, 2018
St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway Telethon: Tickets on sale now | Fox 8 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway Telethon: Tickets on sale now
CLEVELAND- The countdown is over. Tickets are officially on sale for the 2018 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway. ***CLICK HERE to purchase your ticket to enter to win*** or ***CALL 1-800-834-5786 to speak to one of our volunteers about purchasing a ticket*** 20,000 tickets were available starting at 6 a.m.  As of 6:16 a.m. 11,605 tickets have been sold. The home, which is located in Rocky River and valued at nearly $600,000, is being built by Cleveland Custom Homes. A […]
Fox 8 | February 22, 2018
Winter Weather Advisory for the morning commute | Fox 8 Winter Weather Advisory for the morning commute
CLEVELAND – A winter weather advisory is in effect until 1 p.m. today for Lorain, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Ashtabula, Medina, Summit, Portage, Trumbull, Ashland, Wayne, Stark and Mahoning counties. ***CHECK SCHOOL CLOSING LIST, HERE*** The morning rush will be impacted by a weather system that will bring a wintry mix of snow, sleet, and/or freezing rain for the northern counties and a wintry amalgam that may be mixed with rain across our southern counties. Here is your hour-by-hour forecast: **Weather alerts, […]
Fox 8 | February 22, 2018
Trump: If fallen football coach had been armed, ‘he wouldn’t have had to run’ during school shooting | Fox 8 Trump: If fallen football coach had been armed, ‘he wouldn’t have had to run’ during school shooting
PARKLAND, Florida — In the aftermath of yet another mass school shooting, President Donald Trump says that if one of the victims, a football coach, had been armed “he would have shot and that would have been the end of it.” Revisiting an idea he raised in his campaign, Trump’s comments in favor of allowing teachers to be armed come as lawmakers in several states are wrestling with the idea, including in Florida, where the 17 most recent school shooting […]
Fox 8 | February 22, 2018
One arrest after car crashes through occupied Parma home | Fox 8 One arrest after car crashes through occupied Parma home
PARMA, Ohio — One person was arrested after a car crashed through a Parma home Thursday morning. The home was occupied, but no one was injured. Police were called to the Twin Lakes Drive and Thornton Drive area  at around 12:45 a.m. to reports of a car into a home. When they arrived, one person was still in the car. He was evaluated by paramedics but wasn’t taken to the hospital. He was arrested. There were several people in the […]
Fox 8 | February 22, 2018
Two arrested in chainsaw fight at Akron home | Fox 8 Two arrested in chainsaw fight at Akron home
AKRON, Ohio– Two people were arrested and a man is recovering after a fight involving a chainsaw at a home in Akron. Officers responded to Baird Street near Inman Street shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday for a fight with injuries. When they arrived, they found the 52-year-old victim on the couch in the living room covered in blood, Akron police said. The victim told police his former roommate, William Mitchell, and his roommate’s girlfriend, Aliyah Wiley, came over and started […]
Fox 8 | February 21, 2018
Digital detox: Hotel chain to offer discount to disconnect | Fox 8 Digital detox: Hotel chain to offer discount to disconnect
PARSIPPANY, New Jersey — A hotel chain hopes money talks when it comes to keeping families off their cell phones. Wyndham Grand is launching a pilot program called “Reconnected” to help parents and kids reduce their screen time. Beginning Friday, Feb. 23rd and continuing through Sept. 3rd, the hotel will offer a 5% discount to families who sign up. The program includes a kit with an analog camera, blueprint for building blanket forts,  reading material, and a midnight snack for […]
Fox 8 | February 21, 2018
Winter weather advisory for Thursday morning rush hour | Fox 8 Winter weather advisory for Thursday morning rush hour
CLEVELAND – There is a winter weather advisory from 1 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Lorain, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Ashtabula, Medina, Summit, Portage, Trumbull, Ashland, Wayne, Stark and Mahoning counties. The morning rush Thursday will be impacted by a weather system that will bring a wintry mix of snow, sleet, and/or freezing rain for the northern counties and a wintry amalgam that may be mixed with rain across our southern counties. **Weather alerts, here** **Weather updates, here**  
Fox 8 | February 21, 2018
'Mary Poppins' on stage at Hawken | Young Thespians | The News-Herald 'Mary Poppins' on stage at Hawken | Young Thespians
This weekend, I saw green things poking out of the ground in my flower garden. I swear!Forget that groundhog. Spring is coming! And you know what that means - spring musical season is just around the corner! This space will soon be a busy one. But until then, try to catch one of the following productions still going strong.
The News-Herald | February 21, 2018
Live video: Students at Westlake High School walk out in protest of gun violence | Fox 8 Live video: Students at Westlake High School walk out in protest of gun violence
WESTLAKE, Ohio– Walkouts are planned at several schools across the area in the wake of the shooting at a Florida high school that claimed the lives of 17 people. Students at Westlake High School walked out of school just before noon on Tuesday. They held signs that read, “Enough is enough” and listed mass shootings like, Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech, Las Vegas and Columbine. Mentor Public Schools sent a message to parents about some students’ intentions to walk out of […]
Fox 8 | February 21, 2018
Jury to decide whether to recommend death penalty for man who murdered Alianna DeFreeze | Fox 8 Jury to decide whether to recommend death penalty for man who murdered Alianna DeFreeze
  CLEVELAND – A jury will decide whether to recommend the death penalty for convicted murderer Christopher Whitaker during the sentencing phase of his trial, which began Wednesday morning. Whitaker’s attorneys are trying to spare his life by presenting mitigating circumstances, including drug addiction and a troubled upbringing, and Whitaker is expected to take the stand. Last week, the same jury convicted the 45-year-old on 10 counts, including aggravated murder, rape and kidnapping in the brutal torture of 14 year-old Alianna […]
Fox 8 | February 21, 2018
8-year-old Ohio boy feared being hurt, takes gun to school | Fox 8 8-year-old Ohio boy feared being hurt, takes gun to school
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — An 8-year-old Ohio boy who had an unloaded gun in his backpack has told police he brought the weapon to his elementary school because he thought another student was going to hurt him. The Springfield News-Sun reports that a teacher at Springfield’s Simon Kenton Elementary School found the gun Tuesday afternoon while putting homework into the backpack. No one was hurt. Police responded to the school, and the boy was taken into custody. The superintendent says the boy will […]
Fox 8 | February 21, 2018
Jackson Local Schools reopening today, parents have choice to keep kids home | Fox 8 Jackson Local Schools reopening today, parents have choice to keep kids home
JACKSON TWP., Ohio — Jackson Local Schools will reopen Wednesday, the day after authorities say a seventh grader shot himself inside Jackson Memorial Middle School.  Police say Tuesday morning, a student shot himself in the men’s bathroom. The school was put on lock-down as police, Stark County Sheriff’s deputies and federal authorities swept the school. They discovered a rifle and other distractionary devices in the boy’s backpack. Jackson school officials say they are resuming classes Wednesday to maintain the normalcy […]
Fox 8 | February 21, 2018
Alliance police arrest 5 students for ‘plotting’ shooting incident | Fox 8 Alliance police arrest 5 students for ‘plotting’ shooting incident
ALLIANCE, Ohio – Alliance police arrested 5 Alliance High School students Wednesday after the students were overheard planning a “shooting incident.” The students, all freshman, were overheard by other students talking about what sounded to be like plans to conduct a shooting inside the school. The students told administrators, who called the police. The group was immediately detained as the investigation began. No lockdown was necessary. Police learned that the 5 had been openly talking about their plan at a […]
Fox 8 | February 21, 2018
Man arrested for groping women on flight to Cleveland | Fox 8 Man arrested for groping women on flight to Cleveland
CLEVELAND – A man is under arrest for allegedly groping two women while on a flight from Charlotte, North Carolina to Cleveland. The Fox 8 I TEAM has learned that the arrest happened early Tuesday morning. The suspect, 58-year-old Gregory Carroll, is accused of sitting in a middle seat, and groping the women on either side of him, while the American Airlines Flight 1713 was in the air. Carroll is charged with gross sexual imposition and is scheduled to be […]
Fox 8 | February 21, 2018
Student who shot self in Jackson Memorial Middle School has died | Fox 8 Student who shot self in Jackson Memorial Middle School has died
JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio – The Summit County Medical Examiner’s office has released the name of the student who shot himself inside Jackson Middle School Tuesday. 13-year-old Keith Simons of Jackson Township died Wednesday, February 21 at Children’s Medical Center in Akron. The seventh-grader arrived at the school by bus at about 7:50 a.m. Tuesday.  Jackson Township Police Chief Mark Brink said Simons went directly into a school restroom and used a 22-caliber long gun to shoot himself. The Jackson Township […]
Fox 8 | February 21, 2018
Meet rare twins born to Ashtabula couple | Fox 8 Meet rare twins born to Ashtabula couple
ASHTABULA, Ohio — They were born twin brothers, but at first glance you may not believe they are actually related. They are considered to be rare; in fact, it is a million-to-1 chance their appearance would result in this unique way. FOX 8’s Jennifer Jordan introduces you to the twin boys: one black, the other white. **Watch her story in the video, above**  
Fox 8 | February 21, 2018
I TEAM: How many guns are actually found in the hands of local students? | Fox 8 I TEAM: How many guns are actually found in the hands of local students?
CLEVELAND – The shooting inside Jackson Middle School and the massacre inside a school in Florida in recent days have led the FOX 8 I TEAM to investigate how many local students actually get caught with guns. Cleveland Schools say 6 so far this academic year. The district says two students were found with guns last year. 4 the year before. Akron Schools say they’ve found 2 guns in those three years. But one of them this month. Both guns […]
Fox 8 | February 21, 2018
Streetsboro mayor proposes armed guards in schools | Fox 8 Streetsboro mayor proposes armed guards in schools
STREETSBORO, OHIO – One week after the Parkland, Florida school shooting, the Streetsboro mayor is proposing a school security levy that would place two armed guards inside every school in the district. “I don’t think there is any cost that is too steep to make sure our children feel safe,” said Mayor Glenn Broska. Under the mayor’s proposal, he says a one and a half mill levy could be placed on the ballot as soon as November. Mayor Broska estimates […]
Fox 8 | February 21, 2018
It’s OK to use nasal spray flu vaccine again, US panel says | Fox 8 It’s OK to use nasal spray flu vaccine again, US panel says
NEW YORK (AP) — It’s OK for doctors to start using a kid-friendly nasal spray flu vaccine again, a federal panel said Wednesday. Two years ago, the advisory group pulled its recommendation for FluMist vaccine after research found it wasn’t working against swine flu, the kind of flu that was making most people sick then. But the Advisory Committee of Immunization Practices voted 12-2 Wednesday to recommend the nasal spray as an option for next winter’s flu season. An official […]
Fox 8 | February 21, 2018
Trending YouTube video calls Florida school shooting survivor an ‘actor’ — That’s a lie | Fox 8 Trending YouTube video calls Florida school shooting survivor an ‘actor’ — That’s a lie
PARKLAND, Fla. — A top trending video on YouTube Wednesday suggested an outspoken survivor of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is an actor. Calls by student David Hogg for stricter gun laws in the days after last week’s massacre have made him the subject of smear campaigns and demonstrably false conspiracy theories. “I’m not a crisis actor,” Hogg told CNN’s Anderson Cooper on “AC360” Tuesday. “I’m someone who had to witness this and live through this and I […]
Fox 8 | February 21, 2018
Two Ohio senators propose statewide ban on assault weapons | Fox 8 Two Ohio senators propose statewide ban on assault weapons
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Two Democratic lawmakers in Ohio want assault weapons banned statewide in the wake of recent deadly mass shootings. Sens. Michael Skindell and Charleta Tavares introduced legislation Tuesday making it a fifth-degree felony to possess or acquire a firearm considered an “assault weapon.” That includes any automatic or semi-automatic firearm capable of accepting a detachable magazine with the capacity to accept ten or more cartridges. It also includes any semi-automatic firearm with a fixed magazine that can accept […]
Fox 8 | February 21, 2018
Home Depot hiring over one thousand people in Cleveland area | Fox 8 Home Depot hiring over one thousand people in Cleveland area
CLEVELAND –  As spring approaches, northeast Ohioans start to think about sprucing  up their homes and their gardens. Home Depot realizes this, and has announced that for their busiest season, they will be hiring over 13-hundred workers in the area. The available jobs range from cashiers to operations to online order filling. They are both permanent and part-time as well as seasonal positions. The retailer is especially encouraging college students, retirees and veterans to apply. If you are interested in […]
Fox 8 | February 21, 2018
Cinemark to ban big bags starting this week | Fox 8 Cinemark to ban big bags starting this week
Beginning on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, movie chain Cinemark will no longer allow movie goers to bring large bags into its theaters. In a post on its website, Cinemark says “any bags or packages measuring larger than 12″ x 12″ x 6″ will not be permitted into theaters.” There will be exceptions for medical equipment bags and diaper bags. Cinemark also said its theaters do not offer an area to check bags and it “reserves the right to inspect all […]
Fox 8 | February 21, 2018
More threats, evacuations at Northeast Ohio schools | Fox 8 More threats, evacuations at Northeast Ohio schools
CLEVELAND– Police across Northeast Ohio continued to investigate school threats on Wednesday. Earlier this week, there were threats at Alliance High School, Ellet High School and Willoughby South High School. More on those here. Here are the latest: The Crestline Board of Education Office said a bomb threat at Crestline High School prompted an evacuation. Students are being taken to the board of education, where parents can pick them up. School is canceled for the day. The Streetsboro Police Department […]
Fox 8 | February 21, 2018
Stark County Sheriff: Social media threats will result in criminal charges | Fox 8 Stark County Sheriff: Social media threats will result in criminal charges
CANTON, Ohio– The Stark County Sheriff’s Office is reminding the community it has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to threats on social media. The sheriff’s office said it will investigate individual threats and hold those who post them accountable. Those who make threatening messages or share them will face criminal charges. “We have zero tolerance for this kind of behavior,” Sheriff George Maier said in a news release on Wednesday. “We will be swift and sure with our […]
Fox 8 | February 21, 2018
I-77 north in Cleveland back open after crash | Fox 8 I-77 north in Cleveland back open after crash
CLEVELAND– Part of Interstate 77 north was shut down in Cleveland Wednesday afternoon. The highway was closed at East 22nd Street as crews worked to removed a flipped truck, the Cleveland Division of Police said. The highway was reopened just before 5 p.m.
Fox 8 | February 21, 2018
Video shows inmates escape from correctional facility in Lorain County | Fox 8 Video shows inmates escape from correctional facility in Lorain County
ELYRIA, Ohio– Surveillance video released on Wednesday shows how three inmates escaped from the Lorain/Medina Community Based Correctional Facility. On Friday night, Joshua Natal-Morales, 26, Reynaldo Rivera Franco, 26, and Michael David Kligore, 23, used a table in a classroom to smash out a window, authorities said. Police quickly set up a perimeter and captured the men in Elyria. The correctional facility is launching an investigation into the escape and it could be forced to increase security measures. “Basically we’re […]
Fox 8 | February 21, 2018
Massillon student arrested after making threats against high school | Fox 8 Massillon student arrested after making threats against high school
MASSILLON, Ohio — Police say a student was arrested and suspended Tuesday after allegedly making threats involving Massillon Washington High School. According to Massillon police, authorities were made aware of the threats at around 3:45 p.m. Police and school officials immediately began to investigate. At around 5:30 p.m., the suspect from whom the threats originated was arrested. The suspect claimed the threats were a joke and were not intended to be harmful. A post on the police department’s website says: […]
Fox 8 | February 21, 2018
Dollar and a dream: Queen of Hearts drawing at Cleveland tavern reaches $2.2 million | Fox 8 Dollar and a dream: Queen of Hearts drawing at Cleveland tavern reaches $2.2 million
CLEVELAND– It’s coming down to the wire for the Queen of Hearts drawing at a tavern in Cleveland. The jackpot at Grayton Road Tavern is more than $2.2 million, according to its website. The next drawing is Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. and just seven cards remain. Here’s how the game works: The game starts with a board of 52 cards and two jokers face down. Each week, the bar selects one ticket. On the back of the ticket is a number […]
Fox 8 | February 21, 2018
Live: Sentencing phase begins today for man convicted in murder, rape of Alianna DeFreeze | Fox 8 Live: Sentencing phase begins today for man convicted in murder, rape of Alianna DeFreeze
CLEVELAND, Ohio — The sentencing phase begins Wednesday for the registered sex offender convicted of raping and killing a 14-year-old Cleveland girl. Jurors previously found 45-year-old Christopher Whitaker guilty of aggravated murder and charges including kidnapping and rape in Alianna DeFreeze’s death. Her body was found in an abandoned home in Cleveland in January 2017, three days after her mother reported her missing when she didn’t arrive at school. Authorities say Alianna was beaten and stabbed and the South Euclid […]
Fox 8 | February 21, 2018
President Trump says more must be done to protect children | Fox 8 President Trump says more must be done to protect children
WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump waited to hear in person from students at the Florida high school trying to regroup after last week’s shooting as he tries to show he is serious about tackling gun violence. The White House said students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were expected for a “listening session,” along with representatives of survivors from shootings at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School and Colorado’s Columbine High School. The goal is an “open discussion on how we can […]
Fox 8 | February 21, 2018
The Rev. Billy Graham passes away at 99 | Fox 8 The Rev. Billy Graham passes away at 99
The Rev. Billy Graham, counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died at age 99. BREAKING NEWS: Billy Graham has died at age 99. pic.twitter.com/oZbmCUwOU5 — Fox News (@FoxNews) February 21, 2018 Spokesman Mark DeMoss tell The Associated Press that Graham died Wednesday morning at his home in Montreat, North Carolina. He had been treated in recent years for cancer, pneumonia and other ailments. His wife, Ruth, died in 2007. Graham reached more than […]
Fox 8 | February 21, 2018
St. Jude Dream Home Telethon: Everything you need to know | Fox 8 St. Jude Dream Home Telethon: Everything you need to know
CLEVELAND- In less than 24 hours, tickets will be on sale for the 2018 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway. 20,000 tickets are available starting at 6 a.m. Thursday. Here is the breakdown: 18,000 of them can be purchased online ( we will provide this link Thursday at 6 a.m.) 2,000 tickets are available via phone. If you don’t want to buy one online, call 1-800-834-5786 starting Thursday at 6 a.m. to speak to one of our volunteers about purchasing a […]
Fox 8 | February 21, 2018
ATM taken during early morning smash-and-grab | Fox 8 ATM taken during early morning smash-and-grab
MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio — Police in Maple Heights are investigating an early morning smash-and-grab. It happened around 3:45 a.m. Wednesday at the 7-Eleven at the intersection of Libby Rd. and Lee Rd. Police said the robbers used two stolen vans to steal the ATM inside the store. One of the vans was used to crash into the store, the other was used as a getaway vehicle. The store operates 24-hours a day and it was opened for business when the […]
Fox 8 | February 21, 2018
Missing: Brandon Churchill | Fox 8 Missing: Brandon Churchill
BARBERTON, Ohio — 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. Brandon Churchill, 16, was last seen Feb. 12 in Barberton. Brandon is 5’9″ tall and weighs 170 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Barberton police at 330753-6611. You can see the daily missing persons segment with Amanda Berry on […]
Fox 8 | February 21, 2018
Suspect in slaying of 2 Westerville police officers jailed without bail | Fox 8 Suspect in slaying of 2 Westerville police officers jailed without bail
WESTERVILLE, Ohio — The suspect in the fatal shooting of two Ohio police officers is being held without bail as the potential death penalty case proceeds. Thirty-year-old Quentin Smith is charged with aggravated murder in the Feb. 10 shootings of Westerville officers Eric Joering and Anthony Morelli. They were responding to a 911 hang-up call at Smith’s home in the Columbus suburb. Prosecutors requested that the court deny bail for Smith, characterizing him as a danger to the community. A […]
Fox 8 | February 20, 2018
Video captures heartwarming reunion between veteran, stolen service dog | Fox 8 Video captures heartwarming reunion between veteran, stolen service dog
AURORA, Colo. – A Colorado veteran and his beloved service dog are back together again after a man allegedly took the dog as it was tied up outside of a restaurant. “This dog is my life. He’s my soul,” Navy veteran Levi Roybal told KDVR. “I’m never letting him out of my sight now.” Just before 7 p.m. on Sunday, the dog was swiped from outside the Hibachi Grill on Mississippi and Sable. Roybal said he tethered Astro because he wanted the dog […]
Fox 8 | February 20, 2018
Drinking alcohol more effective than exercise for living a long life, study finds | Fox 8 Drinking alcohol more effective than exercise for living a long life, study finds
IRVINE, Calif. – Drinking alcohol could be more important than exercise when it comes to living a long life, researchers say. The 90+ Study from the University of California, Irvine seeks to find out why people in the fastest growing age group in the United States – the “oldest-olds” – live as long as they do. Those who like to indulge in a moderate of alcohol should also enjoy the findings of neurologist Claudia Kawas and her team, who have […]
Fox 8 | February 20, 2018
Portion of Dover Center Road closed after report of possible gunshots | Fox 8 Portion of Dover Center Road closed after report of possible gunshots
WESTLAKE, Ohio – A portion of Dover Center Road in Westlake has been closed as police investigate a report of gunshots. Police received the call about the gunshots and went out to the area of the road they were reported to have come from. The did identify a male inside a home who might have been involved. As police attempt to contact this person, they have closed Dover Center between Detroit and Hilliard Roads. A tactical team was also called […]
Fox 8 | February 20, 2018
Forecast: Ready for a record? High near 70 today! | Fox 8 Forecast: Ready for a record? High near 70 today!
CLEVELAND – The potential record-setting warmth today will mean much less ice on Lake Erie by mid-week: Here are the highs to beat today: While the first round of rain is tapering off, this wet pattern will host a number of rainy days between now and Saturday, meaning rainfall totals that may exceed 2″ in much of Ohio in the next few days. Here is a look at the hour-by-hour forecast through the afternoon: Enjoy the extremely mild weather today!
Fox 8 | February 20, 2018
Gun owner destroys AR-15 in viral video: ‘It’s guns like this that takes away lives’ | Fox 8 Gun owner destroys AR-15 in viral video: ‘It’s guns like this that takes away lives’
SCOTCHTOWN, New York — A gun rights supporter posted a five minute video that showed him destroying his AR-15. The video, which Scott Pappalardo posted on his Facebook page, has been shared more than 300,000 times. Pappalardo said he is a supporter of the Second Amendment, which protects Americans’ right to bear arms. He even has a faded tattoo he got 30 years ago that says “the right to keep and bear arms.” The video showed Pappalardo cutting his weapon […]
Fox 8 | February 20, 2018
Live video: News conference after student shoots self at Jackson Memorial Middle School | Fox 8 Live video: News conference after student shoots self at Jackson Memorial Middle School
JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio– Authorities will hold a news conference after a student shot himself at school in Stark County. It’s expected to begin at 2 p.m. The seventh-grade student at Jackson Memorial Middle School suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound Tuesday morning, the Jackson Local School District said. The boy’s condition is not known at this time. Sources told the FOX 8 I-Team the student may have also been in possession of explosives. The district’s four elementary schools were closed on […]
Fox 8 | February 20, 2018
Missing: Frederick Jessmer | Fox 8 Missing: Frederick Jessmer
CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio — 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. Frederick Jessmer, 17, was last seen Feb. 11 in Cuyahoga Falls. Frederick is 5’4″ tall and has brown hair and blue eyes. Anyone with information is asked to call Cuyahoga Falls police at 330-928-2181. You can see the daily missing persons segment with Amanda Berry on FOX 8 News at […]
Fox 8 | February 20, 2018
St. Jude Dream Home ticket sell-a-thon: Chance to win a hot tub, too! | Fox 8 St. Jude Dream Home ticket sell-a-thon: Chance to win a hot tub, too!
Thursday is your chance to buy tickets for this year’s St. Jude Dream Home. But there’s more to win than the house. A hot tub from Litehouse Pools and Spas will also be given away. FOX 8’s Kristi Capel has a closer look at the prize in the video, above. Tickets for the 2018 St. Jude Dream Home go on sale this Thursday starting at 6 a.m. Like last year, there will be 20,000 tickets. Each ticket costs $100 and […]
Fox 8 | February 20, 2018
School threats can have serious legal consequences | Fox 8 School threats can have serious legal consequences
CLEVELAND – Even if it’s a hoax, making a threat against a school can have serious consequences for the person behind it, including prison time and fines. The threats can cause public panic, and law enforcement must dedicate resources to investigating each one, regardless of intent. Willoughby Hills Police arrested two students in connection with a threatened school shooting at Willoughby South High School Tuesday. A 17-year-old was charged with inducing panic. “Ultimately, they could face some serious charges involved […]
Fox 8 | February 20, 2018
Help for tiny hearts: New app provides babies born with heart condition extra care at home | Fox 8 Help for tiny hearts: New app provides babies born with heart condition extra care at home
CLEVELAND-February is ‘Heart Health Month.’ This is the perfect time to remind all of us to take care of our hearts. For the tiniest of high risk patients, there is now an app to help with watching over the heart health of little ones. FOX 8’s Natalie Herbick shows us an idea a nurse practitioner from University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital had and worked with Lotus Health to create the app now being used in hospitals across the […]
Fox 8 | February 20, 2018
Bad heart? Don’t forget your flu shot | Fox 8 Bad heart? Don’t forget your flu shot
The flu vaccine may have an important benefit beyond protecting against influenza: It may also prevent heart attacks, especially in those at high risk, experts say. “It’s been a long time that people have recognized that association with flu season and development of a heart attack,” said Dr. Kevin Schwartz, an infectious disease physician at Public Health Ontario. When it comes to preventing heart attacks in people with cardiovascular problems, experts have put getting the flu vaccine on par with long-term measures such […]
Fox 8 | February 20, 2018
East Cleveland bank robbed at gunpoint | Fox 8 East Cleveland bank robbed at gunpoint
EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio – An East Cleveland bank was robbed at gunpoint just after 10:30 Tuesday morning. The FBI says that three black males arrived at the bank in a black Honda Accord, which turned out to have been carjacked from Euclid earlier in the week. Two of the suspects came into the bank. One held a gun to the head of a security guard, the other demanded money from the teller. Both suspects were described by witnesses as very […]
Fox 8 | February 20, 2018