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    Flooding fatality: Body of firefighter found in storm drain

    CLAREMORE, Oklahoma (KFOR/CNN)– [Breaking news update, posted at 4:56 a.m. ET] A firefighter died early Sunday while performing a high water rescue operation in Claremore, Oklahoma, said emergency management official Thomas Hudson. According to KFOR, the body of the firefighter was found in a storm drain two hours after he went missing late Saturday night. Fire officials told KFOR, the firefighter stepped into high water which dragged him into the storm drain. A second firefighter attempted to save the first, […]

  • Fire up the grills for Marc’s Great American Rib Cook-Off

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Marc’s Great American Rib Cook-Off & Music Festival kicks off today. The annual event features delicious ribs and the music of America, Steel Panther, Michael Stanley & The Resonators, and much more. You can pick up a discount at any Northeast Ohio Marc’s location or click here for a coupon compliments of Fox 8. For more information on the event, click here.  

  • Jonathon Sawyer celebrates James Beard Award without his beard

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — How do you celebrate winning a prestigious James A. Beard Award? Shave your beard. Actually, for chef Jonathon Sawyer, it was a trimming accident that left him beardless. Fox 8’s Kenny Crumpton stopped by Sawyer’s Trentina restaurant in University Circle Thursday morning to celebrate his recent award. Sawyer had been nominated for the award in past years, but this was his first time winning it. Sawyer also owns Greenhouse Tavern and Noodlecat. *Click here to read more […]

  • Michael Stanley to rock the Rib Cook-Off

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Michael Stanley has been rocking in Cleveland since the 1970’s and he’s still going strong. He’ll be performing Sunday with his band the Resonators at the 24th Annual Marc’s Great American Rib Cook-off & Music Festival. The four-day festival begins this Friday. Other performers at the Rib Cook-off include America, Steel Panther, and Disco Inferno. For more information on the Rib Cook-off, click here. Looking for a parade to round out your Memorial Day plans? Click here to […]

  • ‘Gourmets in the Garden’ about to bloom at Cleveland Botanical Garden

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — It’s your chance to sample the food and drink of some of Northeast Ohio’s best chefs and stroll the Cleveland Botanical Garden. “Gourmets in the Garden” returns each Wednesday from June 3 through the end of August. You can pick up cooking tips, watch live demonstrations and sample fine cuisine from a different chef each week. The popular series usually sells out, so you’re urged to get your tickets early. For more information, click here.

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    Plugged In: Video shows substitute teacher using belt on students

    BRANDYWINE, Md. (AP) — A substitute teacher in Maryland has been removed from the classroom after a video surfaced showing him using a belt on students. WTTG-TV reports the incident happened last Friday at Gwynn Park Middle School in Prince George’s County. Officials say in the video the teacher has what appears to be a belt in his hand and hit students on the floor. The school system says the substitute teacher — whose name they did not provide — has been […]

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    Boy and dog with special needs form special bond

    It is video that is sure to put a smile on your face. A dog, who lost a leg after being abandoned on a railway line, greets a little boy, who is living with a rare genetic condition, after he gets home from school. The video has been seen by nearly 300,000 people since it was posted a few days ago. The dog’s name is Haatchi. He is a 3-year-old Anatolian Shepherd. According to his Facebook page (yes, he has […]

  • Heinen’s helps Kenny cook up some summer eats

    BAINBRIDGE, Ohio -- It's not officially summer... yet. But with Memorial Day right around the corner, the summer eating season is just about here.

  • The aliens have landed at Castle Noel in Medina

    MEDINA, Ohio — The aliens have landed at Castle Noel in Medina. They better be on their best behavior because Santa Claus is watching. Alien Vacation Mini Golf in Freaky 3D is now open on the bottom floor of Castle Noel in Medina. The attraction features 18 holes of black light, interactive, 3D mini golf. For more information on Alien Vacation Mini Golf, click here. For more information on Castle Noel, click here.  The humans have posted new hours starting […]

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    Stagecoach takes center stage at annual Horsefest

    KIRTLAND, Ohio — The Wells Fargo Stagecoach is returning to the annual Horsefest at the Lake Metroparks Farmpark in Kirtland. The event is Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. It features a variety of horse breeds, exhibits, demonstrations and hands-on activities for the kids. For more information, click here.    

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    Promise kept: High school quarterback escorts friend with Down syndrome to prom

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania — As a parent, Lisa Troutman Moser is as proud as she can be. Over the weekend, her son, Ben, fulfilled a promise he made to a friend back in the fourth grade. He took Mary Lapkowicz, a girl with Down syndrome, to the prom. “Today was probably the proudest I have ever been of my son in his lifetime to date!” Ben’s mom wrote on Facebook. According to The Patriot-News, Ben and Mary met in elementary school […]

  • Some of your Fox 8 favorites will hit the runway for good cause

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Local celebrities will once again hit the runway for a good cause at the 17th annual Cool, Smooth & Jazzy Unlimited. Wayne Dawson, Kristi Capel, Kenny Crumpton, Stacey Frey, and Patty Harken are among those from Fox 8 who will strut their stuff. The celebrity benefit hair and fashion show is Sunday, May 17th at the Music Box Supper Club. Fox 8’s Kenny Crumpton got a preview of some of the fashions you’ll see on stage. This year’s […]