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    Pics: Viewer Snapshots

    Fox 8 viewers are sending us their snapshots across Northeast Ohio using the FOX 8 App. The pictures include their families, pets or weather across the area. Check out the snapshots and be sure to submit your own photo. You could see your picture in one of our newscasts.

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    Record-breaking sell-out! Thank you for helping the children of St. Jude with our dream home giveaway

    FOX 8 viewers are amazing. Once again you answered the call to help St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and you did it in record time. All 18,000 tickets have been sold for our dream home campaign raising $1.8 million for the cause. Because of you, vital research and care can continue to help children suffering from different forms of cancer. **If you have a question, you can call St. Jude at 1-800-822-6344** No family pays for anything at St. Jude […]

  • Shots fired, suspect injured in overnight incident

    CLEVELAND-The Cleveland Division of Police is investigating an overnight incident involving two of their officers. Shortly after 2 a.m. Thursday, officers responded to a breaking-and-entering call at a store on Parkwood Drive and Primrose Avenue on the city’s east side. Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams told FOX 8 News when the two officers arrived to the location, they were not able to enter the store and called the owner to have him bring a key. Roughly 12-15 minutes later, shots […]

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    Countdown to ‘Salem’ season 2: The stars cast a spell at the annual SXSW Film Festival

    AUSTIN, Texas — WGN America presented a “witches playground” at SXSW’s Film Opening Party this weekend. It celebrated the innovative festival and the upcoming season two of the national cable network’s provocative, supernatural thriller, Salem. The Salem at SXSW celebration was complete with soothsayers, levitating enchantresses, apothecaries and Salem stars. ***Check out our Salem web extras from the set*** Salem is a one-hour drama that re-imagines the infamous 17th century witch trials in colonial Massachusetts. Salem stars Janet Montgomery (“Made in Jersey,” “Human Target”), Shane […]

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    Brazen crime: Police search for suspects breaking into vehicles across several cities

    MACEDONIA- The Macedonia Police Department is  looking for the suspects involved in breaking into 4 cars earlier this week at the Macedonia recreation center. According to the Macedonia police Facebook page, the crime occurred Tuesday March 10.  Police said the car windows were smashed out and purses were removed. Police said the suspects committed the same type of thefts Wednesday in Boston Heights, Wadsworth and Wooster. Police advise women to carry their purse into the rec center and secure it […]

  • Canton police officers to be armed with body cameras

    CANTON- Police officers with the Canton Police Department will soon begin wearing body cameras. According to the Canton police Facebook page, officers will receive training during their annual 40 hour in service training on how to operate the cameras. Over the next 12 weeks, all uniformed officers, including supervisors, will receive a Vievu brand camera to be used during interactions with the public. The project cost  $73,000. Last month, The Cleveland Police Department announced the purchase of 1,500 body cameras […]

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    Seen on TV: 3/5/15

    Here are the Seen on TV links for Thursday, March 5: Click here for more information on where the elephants will head after the circus Click hereto submit your questions and story ides for your child’s heath Click here to report a pothole/vehicle damage to ODOT Click here for information on sending a greeting card to Joshuah Click here for the Painesville Police Department’s Facebook page Click here for the Robert Downey Junior contest for charity Click here for Crimestoppers […]

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    Winter Woes: Parking Bans in effect

    Our latest round of wintry weather is not letting up anytime soon. Because of the conditions, parking bans are now in effect for parts of Northeast Ohio. SNOW PARKING BANS –Akron- beginning at 1 p.m. today until further notice –Canal Fulton, until further notice –Hudson, until 12 p.m. Sunday –City of Lorain, until further notice –Cuyahoga Falls, until 6 p.m. Sunday –Maple Heights, until further notice –Mogadore, until Sunday 10 a.m. –Newburgh Heights, until further notice –Plain Township, until noon […]

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    Drivers warned! Snow emergency issued in Summit County

    SUMMIT COUNTY, Ohio- A warning if you live in Summit County. Summit County Sheriff, Steve Barry, has issued a snow emergency until further notice. Sheriff Barry said roadways are hazardous and is asking drivers not to travel unless it is absolutely necessary. The current weather conditions are making travel difficult. A winter storm warning has been issued for Ashland, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Holmes, Richland, Stark, Tuscarawas and Wayne counties until 10 p.m. Saturday. A winter weather advisory for Ashtabula, Lorain, […]

  • Not getting enough Z’s? Lack of sleep could impact your health

    For many it is a nightly struggle- getting a good nights rest. All this week we are doing a series on sleep. We know we need more sleep than we’re getting and chances are you do too. But you may not know what happens when you continually deprive your body of sleep. FOX 8’s Wayne Dawson talked to a local doctor about the physical and psychological effect sleeplessness can cause on your health. On a lighter note, he got us […]

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    Feeling lucky? Powerball jackpot rises to $500 million

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) —The Powerball jackpot has risen to an estimated $500 million, which would make it the fifth largest lottery prize in U.S. history. **$2 billion in lottery prizes go unclaimed every year** The lottery raised its jackpot estimate hours before Wednesday night’s drawing and has raised it twice since Saturday’s drawing by a total of about $105 million. No one has won the Powerball jackpot for more than two months, so the prize has been growing gradually […]

  • Reaching out to improve the Akron community: Local pastor recognized as unsung hero

    AKRON- He is a longtime pastor with a heart for people. The founder of a mega-church that’s reaching out to improve the Akron community in which he serves. As we celebrate Black History Month, Bishop Joey Johnson is our unsung hero who continues to make black history after being selected to serve on a state task-force studying the police use-of-force. Our own Wayne Dawson sat down with Bishop Johnson and has his story in the video above. For more on […]