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  • Video shows chain-reaction crash on downtown Cleveland highway

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Ohio Highway Patrol has released video from a trooper’s car caught in the middle of a chain-reaction crash during a traffic stop on a busy and dangerous stretch of downtown Cleveland highway. It happened earlier this month after a trooper had stopped a driver for “multiple violations” and that driver stopped in the middle of one lane, not on the side of the road. The video shows the trooper got the driver’s license; he walked back […]

  • I-Team: Cleveland woman sentenced for running over husband; officers questioned about their response

    CLEVELAND– The FOX 8 I TEAM has obtained an extraordinary letter a jury wrote to a judge after convicting a woman of running over her husband and killing him. The letter criticizes the Cleveland Police investigation, though it also says there was no doubt about convicting Ashley Shutes. Judge Brendan Sheehan sentenced Shutes Thursday to 15 years to life in prison. Last May, she ran over her husband, Ronrico Shutes, in a driveway. Police body camera video shows Ashley Shutes portraying […]

  • Video reconstruction attempts to prove innocence of man convicted in 1989 Cleveland murder

    CLEVELAND– The FOX 8 I-Team uncovered a push for a new trial in a murder case from 1989. At the heart of it, a video including a reconstruction of the crime scene. John Tiedjen is doing 18 years to life in prison for killing a roommate considered a brother. Now, he’s trying to prove the shooting was a suicide. Brian McGary died inside a home on East 57th Street in Cleveland. A friend of Tiedjen said he has spent upwards […]

  • I-Team finds the real story behind baby thought to be abandoned outside home

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland Police have filed a criminal charge of falsification against a woman who’d claimed she found a baby abandoned, and the FOX 8 I TEAM tracked her down to uncover the truth. That charge has been filed against Brieaina Cook. Sunday, she called Cuyahoga County social workers and Cleveland Police. She said she found a baby crying, alone, on the steps of a vacant building, and she knew nothing about the child. That set off a frantic […]

  • Judge places baby found outside vacant home in custody of Children and Family Services

    CLEVELAND, Ohio– A baby found outside a vacant home in Cleveland Sunday night has been placed in the custody of Children and Family Services. That decision was made by a judge during a hearing on Tuesday. The child’s mother is in jail and did not appear at the hearing. On Monday, the I-Team uncovered new information about the case. Sunday night, Cuyahoga County social workers turned to the I-Team and the public. A woman called a hotline saying she had found a […]

  • Uncovering the mystery behind the baby found outside vacant home

    CLEVELAND — The FOX 8 I-Team is revealing the hard life of a baby who made headlines after a woman claimed she found the child outside a vacant home. And we’ve uncovered new information raising questions about that woman’s claim. Sunday night, Cuyahoga County social workers turned to the I-Team and the public. A woman called a hotline saying she had found a baby crying outside an abandoned home near 78th Street and St. Clair Avenue. Social workers needed to identify […]

  • Mother of child found wandering the streets comes forward

    CLEVELAND – The mother of a little girl found wandering the streets of Cleveland on Sunday has come forward. But for now, the little girl will remain in custody of social workers. The girl was found in the area of East 78th Street and St. Clair Avenue. The Cuyahoga County Children and Family Services shared pictures of the girl in hopes of identifying her or her family. Cuyahoga County spokesperson Mary Louise Madigan told the Fox 8 ITeam that the […]

  • I-Team investigates your safety where I-77 meets I-90 downtown

    CLEVELAND — A chain-reaction crash has led the FOX 8 I TEAM to investigate your safety where I-77 meets I-90 downtown, a section of highway used by more than 100,000 vehicles a day. This week a crash left one car on top of another car and two other vehicles damaged after a state trooper had stopped a driver. It happened in the same area that’s become tricky with cars trying to get off the highway at the same time others […]

  • Fund set up to help mother of Alianna DeFreeze

    CLEVELAND, Ohio–  A fund has been set up to help the mother of Alianna DeFreeze. The 14-year-old girl was found murdered in a vacant home. Religious leaders and activists have set up a fund called Donnesha’s Angels. Donnesha Cooper lost her daughter to a killer, then lost her apartment and ended up in a shelter. Organizers of the fund want to help Alianna’s mother get back on her feet. You can contribute at any KeyBank. Meantime, a convicted sex offender […]

  • I-Team: Long EMS delay even at medical facility

      CLEVELAND- The FOX 8 I-TEAM has uncovered yet another long response time for Cleveland EMS, and this response time approached an hour even though the call involved a patient at a medical facility. We’ve exposed long waits for Cleveland ambulances again and again, but this one is different. A nurse called from an outpatient medical building on the west side. She tells a dispatcher, “I’ve been waiting 45 minutes to transport a patient to the hospital….who has low blood […]

  • I TEAM: Exclusive video shows what really happened in Cavs parade chaos

    CLEVELAND – The FOX 8 I TEAM has obtained exclusive video that shows what set off the chaos last year after the Cavs championship parade. The parade ended with gunfire, people running in terror, and an innocent teen girl shot in both legs. Just after the shooting police arrested a teen boy with a gun, but at the time, they weren’t sure they could tie him to the shooting. Now he’s been sentenced to 3 years in a juvenile lock-up, […]

  • Ohio lags behind other states for using cameras in plow trucks

    AKRON, Ohio– The FOX 8 I-Team found other states are far ahead of Ohio with the use of cameras in plows, something the Department of Transportation is testing to help clear the roads of snow and ice. On Tuesday, for the first time, the I-Team got a look at live video feeds from some plow trucks in Summit County. On Monday, we showed you still photos sent back by other trucks every 5 minutes. ODOT managers can use those video […]