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    One dead, 3 injured in fiery chain of car crashes in Akron

    AKRON, Ohio – A series of car accidents has resulted in one death and 3 injuries in Akron. Akron Fire reports that a 4-car accident at the Route 224 east and I-77 south exit ramp caused another accident, this one involving 2 cars at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday. A car in the second accident caught on fire, resulting in the death and the injuries. Firefighters say that one person was able to be pulled from the car fire, but another person […]

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    Akron police arrest suspect in shooting death of girlfriend

    AKRON, Ohio – Akron police have arrested the suspect in the murder of a 31-year-old mother Tuesday. An Akron police spokesman says that 29-year-old Duane Lucas was arrested Tuesday evening on North Howard Avenue without incident. The car he is suspected of using as he left the scene of the murder was found as well. Lucas is accused of shooting and killing  31-year-old Brittany Littlejohn on the patio of an apartment at the Woods Apartment Complex on Romig Road about 10:30 […]

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    Video shows the moment Mayfield Dairy Queen manager shoots, wounds armed robber

    MAYFIELD HTS, Ohio – Newly released surveillance video shows the moment that the manager of a Mayfield Heights Dairy Queen shot the armed robber who was attempting to rob the store. An employee of a Dairy Queen was confronted by the would-be robber Sunday evening as they were taking out the garbage around 10:20 p.m. The suspect brandished a black semi-automatic style gun as he entered the building. The manager, who holds a CCW license, shot at the suspect three times before […]

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    The price for green grass at Tribe’s spring training? A wet Fox 8 sports reporter

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. – As Fox 8’s John Telich put it, “It’s the price you pay for green grass in Arizona.” And Fox 8’s PJ Ziegler found out exactly what that price was as he reported on the Cleveland Indians spring training live from their Goodyear Park ball field. The price, it would seem, is a wet sports reporter. Because when PJ started giving his report on the air, that’s when the sprinklers at the park turned on to water the […]

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    I TEAM: body found in Chippewa Lake

    CHIPPEWA LAKE, Ohio – Fox 8 has learned that a body has been found in Chippewa Lake in Medina County. An area has been blocked off and  dive teams were called out at the request of the Medina County Sheriff. The Medina County coroner is also on the scene. Fox 8 has a team on the scene, as well as Sky Fox, and will have updates as they become available.      

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    Police: three teens shot on Cleveland’s east side

    CLEVELAND – Police closed off a portion of an east side road after three teenagers were hit by bullets Monday evening. Police report that the bullets came from inside a silver, mid-sized car with dark, tinted windows. Two 14-year-old females and one 17-year-old male were taken to hospitals from the area of East 105 and Ostend Avenue. The girls were taken to Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital and the male was taken to University Hospitals. Ostend was closed to westbound traffic […]

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    St. Jude Dream Home construction making progress

    AVON, Ohio – It’s almost time for the 2017 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway ticket sell-a-thon. This Thursday, Feb. 23, at 6 a.m., tickets for the dream home giveaway will go on sale. Here is the number to call beginning Thursday morning: 1-800-834-5786. At that time, you can also purchase your ticket by going to FOX8.com.  Fox 8 visited the Dream Home in Avon to check out its progress with builder Jeff Crawford of Cleveland Custom Homes. Tickets are $100 each and […]

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    Mayfield Heights Dairy Queen employee shoots armed robber

    MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio – An employee of a Dairy Queen in Mayfield Heights shot a would-be armed robber Sunday evening. Police report that the suspect came into the store at 5713 Mayfield Road at 10:20 p.m. and pointed a gun at employees. That was when the employee, who had a CCW permit, shot the suspect once. The suspect ran from the store but was located near I-271 several hours later. He was taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Mayfield […]

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    Polar Bear plunge at Portage Lakes State Park brings out brave souls

    PORTAGE LAKES PARK, Ohio – Although temperatures in northeast Ohio hit record highs on Saturday, most people would probably agree that it was a bit too chilly to take an outdoor swim. Except a group of brave souls in Portage County. Hundreds donned their swimsuits and costumes as part of the 14th Annual Polar Bear Plunge at Portage Lakes park. The mid-winter tradition is a fundraiser for the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. According to the Polar Bear Jump’s website, over $158,000 […]

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    Kyrie Irving takes it to a shoot-out, places second in NBA All-Star 3-point contest

    NEW  ORLEANS, LA – The Cavs Kyrie Irving came in second in an OT shoot-out at the NBA 3-point contest Saturday night during All-Star weekend in New Orleans. Irving advanced to the final round of the NBA 3-point contest during the 2017 NBA All-Star weekend with a score of 20. .@KyrieIrving advances to the championship round! LET'S GO!#JBL3PT || #NBAAllStar || #CavsASW pic.twitter.com/jyRutVeGEP — Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) February 19, 2017 In the final round, Houston Rockets player Eric Gordon tied […]

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    Brush High School honors fallen player at hockey game

    KENT–There were heavy hearts at a Brush High School hockey sectional match Saturday evening, as one of their players is sorely missed. Alec Kornet, 17, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday. “The outcome means nothing, these kids just want to play for Alec,” said Kornet’s father. Alec’s team was playing its sectional match vs. Lake Catholic High School at Kent State University ice arena, and the teenager was top of mind. The players honored Kornet with black arm bands and stickers on their helmets with his […]

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    Allegiant kicks off service at Hopkins Airport

    CLEVELAND –  Allegiant, an airline known for low-cost fares, opened its gates at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Wednesday. The discount airline had operated out of Akron-Canton Airport, but now they’ll fly nonstop from Cleveland to locations that include New Orleans, Tampa, Savannah and Austin. The airline will also offer season nonstop flights to New Orleans and Phoenix starting this month, and to Myrtle Beach and Destin/Fort Walton beginning in the spring. “We’re thrilled to begin service today in Cleveland, an emerging market […]