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  • King’s Island says woman’s viral post about attempted abduction at park wasn’t true

    MASON, Ohio — If you’ve seen a post on social media warning about an attempted abduction at King’s Island: the post is inaccurate, according to the park. WDTN reports that a woman posted on Facebook that a man was taking pictures of her kids and that a young girl was almost snatched there on Monday. The woman said in her post that she took her toddler to the park, and as they rode rides, a man was taking photos of them. […]

  • Adorable! J.R. Smith shares touching photo of daughters

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cavaliers shooting guard, J.R. Smith, has shared another adorable photo of his baby daughter, Dakota, who was born five months early. In his photo posted Wednesday, Dakota is seen sleeping on his chest, and J.R.’s older daughter, Demi, is laying with them. Tuesday, Smith posted a photo of his baby on Instagram, saying she was heading home after months in the NICU. Back in January, Smith and his wife, Jewel, announced the birth of Dakota, who weighed just […]

  • Surprise! Student thought he wasn’t graduating, teacher proves him wrong

    SPALDING COUNTY, Ga. — A high school student in Georgia thought he wasn’t going to graduate. WSB reports that a semester before the big day, Jamias Howard, 19, could no longer make it to class due to some private problems. He only had a few credits left to complete. That’s when his special needs teacher, Kimberly Wimbish, got involved. Every day after school she met Howard at places like the park and even restaurants and tutored him — all on her own […]

  • Up close with the world’s most famous giraffe, April, and her newborn son

    HARPURSVILLE, New York — She sported the most famous and most adored baby bump in the world, and her birth was the most-watched. Of course, we are talking about April the giraffe. Now, in a Cleveland exclusive, FOX 8’s Stefani Schaefer travels to Animal Adventure Park in New York to give you an up close look at April, baby Taj, and dad, Oliver. **Watch the adorable video, above; click here to read more on the beloved giraffe family**

  • Police: Teen assaults officer during traffic stop; dagger, drugs and alcohol found in car

    BOARDMAN, Ohio — A Poland teen faces charges after police found marijuana, a dagger and a half-full bottle of Mad Dog in her car after she allegedly tried to kick an officer. Anelisa Vitucci, 19, was arrested Monday after a traffic stop. WKBN reports that she was stopped after going through a red light. Police say she was confused about where she was going and that her car smelled like marijuana. Vitucci then allegedly said she wouldn’t get out of her […]

  • Join us for FOX 8 FOX Trot 2017: Register to support The Dawson Foundation

    CLEVELAND — It’s time to get out those running shoes again; the 2017 FOX 8 FOX Trot is just 3 months away. We will be running for The Dawson Foundation, a foundation our own Wayne Dawson started with his brother. The foundation provides scholarships for Northeast Ohio students. **REGISTER, HERE** Presented by your Northern Ohio Honda dealers, please join us on Sunday, August 27 for the 5K run and 1-mile walk at Rock Hall Plaza. Everyone who participates will receive a […]

  • TMZ: Ariana Grande suspends world tour after concert bombing

    MANCHESTER, England – Ariana Grande has offically suspended her world tour after a suspected terrorist bombing at the end of a concert in Manchester, England. TMZ is reporting that she had already canceled her Thursday performance in London, and has now put the entire European tour on hold. She had been scheduled to perform The Dangerous Woman Tour, which began on February 3, 2017, in Arizona, in England, Belgium, Poland, Switzerland and Germany. She is said to be inconsolable and “in hysterics” […]

  • J.R. Smith says LeBron James needs to be more aggressive in Game 4

    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio– Be more aggressive.  That’s what Cavs forward J.R. Smith says his teammate and friend, LeBron James, needs to do in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. James kept a low profile Monday, and did not address the media a day after one of the worst postseason games of his career. He scored just 11 points — zero in the final 16 minutes — as the Cleveland Cavaliers blew a 21-point lead and lost 111-108 to Boston in the Eastern Conference […]

  • One in custody as police investigate first homicide in Pepper Pike since 1995

    PEPPER PIKE, Ohio — One person is in custody after a man was shot to death in Pepper Pike early Monday. It was the first homicide in Pepper Pike since March 28, 1995, according to police. According to a press release, Pepper Pike police were called to 28799 Fairmount Boulevard at just before 1 a.m. to investigate reports of a shooting. They found Isaiah Lampkins, 24, on the lawn. He was taken to Hillcrest Hospital where he died. Police say a suspect […]

  • Couple unwittingly drives onto highway with drunk man on their trunk

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The driver of a car in Tennessee didn’t realize there was an intoxicated man on the trunk of his car as he drove onto on interstate. The intoxicated man didn’t know it either, it seems. Carl Webb and his wife were leaving a festival Thursday night in downtown Memphis. They had backed their car into the parking space, and it was dark outside when they returned to the car. The  sunshade was stuck up, so they couldn’t […]

  • Mom warning parents after sunscreen sends 14-month-old to the emergency room

    CANADA — A mother is warning other parents after she says her 14-month-old daughter suffered second degree burns after using an aerosol sunscreen. Today reports that Rebecca Cannon, 32, had taken her daughter, Kyla, out to play on an overcast day about two weeks ago. She said she sprayed Banana Boats Kids Sunscreen Spray SPF and applied it to her daughter’s face. She said she also put a hat on her daughter, who was covered for most of the day. Not […]

  • Bling! Video captures sweet proposal at Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon finish line

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A sweet moment was caught on video at the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon finish line Sunday. As runner No. 416 crossed the finish line, her boyfriend was waiting. The crowd cheered as he got down on one knee. She said yes. The Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon posted live video of the proposal on its Facebook page: