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    Suspect on the run after off-duty officer fires shots

    EUCLID, Ohio — One person is still on the run, but police have cleared the scene at a Euclid apartment complex where an off-duty officer fired shots at a couple of armed suspects. It happened just after midnight at the Richmond Hills Apartments on Euclid Avenue. According to a Euclid Police sergeant, an off-duty Euclid officer was working security at the apartment complex when he smelled marijuana coming from an Escalade in the parking lot. He approached the vehicle and fired several […]

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    One killed, one trapped after car hits motorcycle

    NORTH CANTON, Ohio — One person is dead, another hospitalized after a car struck a motorcycle from behind. The crash happened just after 11 p.m. Wednesday in the 1200 block of South Main Street in North Canton. North Canton Police told Fox 8 that two people were riding a motorcycle when it was struck from behind by a car. One rider was pronounced dead at the scene. The other was trapped under the car and transported to the the hospital. […]

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    Kenny screams for the Ice Cream Festival at Ye Olde Mill

    UTICA, Ohio — It’s an event that celebrates all things ice cream. The 42nd Utica Sertoma Ice Cream Festival is this weekend at Ye Olde Mill at the Velvet Ice Cream headquarters in Utica. The event features fun for the entire family including ice cream eating contests, 90 local artisans, pony rides, a classic car show, live entertainment, food, and of course, ice cream. Admission is just $5 per car. Kenny got a preview of the event with his first-ever […]

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    Too close for comfort? Campers record lions licking water off their tent

    BOTSWANA, Africa — It’s one of the risks you face when camping in a game reserve in Africa. Two campers sleeping in a tent in the Mabuasehube game reserve in Botswana woke up to find two lions licking water from their tent. Francie Francisca Lubbe didn’t panic when she saw the lions. Instead she recorded them and posted it to her Facebook page. “We tried to be very quiet not to disturb them,” Lubbe wrote in the comments. “It was very […]

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    Study: ‘Crying it out’ not damaging for babies

    BEDFORD PARK, Australia — A new study shows a controversial method of “sleep training” does help babies fall asleep sooner and doesn’t appear to have any harmful affects. According to CBC News, researchers at Flinders University in Australia conducted a small trial involving 43 babies between the ages of six months and 16 months who were having trouble falling asleep and were waking up in the middle of the night. They tested two sleep techniques: Graduated extinction, also known as […]

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    The McCaughey septuplets graduate from high school

    CARLISLE, Iowa — The world’s first surviving septuplets have graduated from their Iowa high school. Alexis, Brandon, Joel, Kelsey, Kenny, Natalie and Nathan McCaughey all crossed the stage Sunday as part of Carlisle High School’s class of 2016. The septuplets were born Nov. 19, 1997, ranging in weight from 2 pounds, 5 ounces to 3 pounds, 4 ounces. Their mother had taken a fertility drug. WJW sister station WHO-TV in Des Moines reports that five of the seven septuplets are taking Missouri University […]

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    ‘Unabomber’ from prison: ‘I am NOT mentally ill’

    FLORENCE, Colorado — The man known as the ‘Unabomber’ wants to tell his story — with certain conditions. Ted Kaczynski — who was convicted of terrorizing the country with bombs — sent a hand-written letter to The New Yorker writer Lawrence Wright. The Unabomber reached out. Thanks, Ted, you're not nuts at all. — Lawrence Wright (@lawrence_wright) May 22, 2016 In the letter, Kaczynski wrote, “I am ready to speak to someone from the media regarding my brother’s recent comments […]

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    Cash for kidneys? Lawmaker wants you to be able to ‘sell’ your organs

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — If Pennsylvania Congressman Matt Cartwright gets his way, you’ll soon be able to be compensated for donating a kidney. Cartwright, who is a Democrat, will introduce legislation this week to allow for the creation of a five-year, government-run pilot program to test the effectiveness of offering non-cash rewards to kidney donors, The Daily Beast reported. Those rewards could include health insurance, tax credits, charitable donations, or tuition reimbursement. According to WBT, there are more than 100,000 Americans waiting […]

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    Founding member of Beastie Boys dead at age 52

    DANVERS, Massachusetts — An original member of the Beastie Boys has died, Rolling Stone reported. Original Beastie Boys member John Berry has died at age 52 — Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) May 19, 2016 John Berry, who is credited with coming up with the band’s name, died Thursday morning while in hospice care in Danvers, Massachusetts. His father told the magazine his son had battled frontal lobe dementia and the condition had gotten worse in the past few years. […]

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    Car ends up tangled in wires, driver runs

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland Police are looking for the driver who ran off after crashing a car into a utility pole. It happened around 2 a.m. Friday on East 60th Street. The crash left the car tangled in utility wires. East 60th Street is closed between St. Clair and Bonna Avenues. Stay with Fox 8 News and for updates on this developing story.

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    Gas station clerk: At least six shots fired at shooting victim

    EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio — One person is dead after a shooting at an East Cleveland gas station, police sources confirmed to Fox 8’s Peggy Gallek. The shooting happened outside the Shell station at Euclid and Superior Avenues in East Cleveland. A clerk at the gas station told Fox 8 the shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. East Cleveland Police and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation were on the scene early Thursday morning gathering evidence. When the victim walked outside, a […]

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    Rainey Institute shows off after-school orchestra program

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — They are the budding orchestra performers of the future. Students from Cleveland’s Rainey Institute performed on Fox 8 News in the Morning on Wednesday. The students are part of a program called “El Sistema@Rainey” that provides daily after-school orchestra classes to students in grades 2 – 7. The group will be performing tomorrow night at the Rainey Institute Drama & Choir concert and the El Sistema@Rainey Orchestra concert on Friday. Both shows begin at 5:15 p.m. For more […]