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  • Three inmates captured after escaping correctional facility in Lorain County

    ELYRIA, Ohio — Three inmates are back in police custody after they escaped the Community Based Correctional Facility on Murray Ridge Road in Elyria. At just before 7 p.m. Friday, the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office responded to the facility and were advised that  Joshua Eli Natal-Morales, 26; Michael David Kilgore, 23; and Reynaldo Rivera Franco, 26, broke out a window of the correctional facility, and took off on foot. Deputies put out a BOLO for the subjects to Elyria police, who […]

  • Parma homicide suspect caught in Buffalo, charged in sister’s death

    PARMA, Ohio– A suspect is in custody and has been charged following a homicide in Parma Friday morning. A woman called 911 to report she found her sister dead in a house on Torrington Avenue near State Road just before 7 a.m., police said. Detectives and crime scene personal responded to the scene. Parma police identified the victim as 55-year-old Vicky Zabala. On Friday evening, Parma police said the victim’s brother,  54-year-old Mark Shankle, is charged with one count of […]

  • Broward County Sheriff shares important reminder after school shooting: ‘If you see something, say something’

    PARKLAND, Florida — “It’s a horrific, horrific day.” Those words from Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel as he shared a tragic update Wednesday evening: At least 17 people were killed in a school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The victims included students and adults, the sheriff said. Twelve were killed inside the building and two died outside, he said. One died in the street and two died at the hospital, Israel said. Sheriff Israel, whose own triplets […]

  • PHOTOS: Share the love as you celebrate Valentine’s Day!

    Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to spend with the ones you love. As you celebrate the day, share the love! You can share a photo and, if you would like, you can include how you and your significant other met! Simply click the red ‘submit photo’ bar, below, or email your photo to tips@fox8.com. Happy Valentine’s Day! ***Ideas for Valentine’s Day, here***

  • Northeast Ohio man charged with buying gun for suspect accused of killing Westerville officers

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — A Warrensville Heights man has been charged after authorities say he bought a gun for the man accused of shooting and killing two Westerville, Ohio, police officers. According to the Department of Justice, Gerald A. Lawson III, 30, was charged with aiding and abetting the possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. Federal agents arrested Lawson on Monday. According to the affidavit filed in support of the complaint, when Westerville Police Officers Anthony Morelli and Eric Joering […]

  • Columbus police arrest man for murder of 24-year-old woman from Warren

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus police have made an arrest in the murder of a 24-year-old woman from Warren. Police held a press conference on Friday and said they arrested Anthony Pardon, 53, for the asphyxiation death of Rachael Anderson.  Pardon has been charged with one count of murder; police say more charges will follow. On Jan. 29, Anderson’s body was found concealed in a closet in her Columbus apartment on Allegheny Ave. Police described the woman’s death as “violent.” They say Anderson’s […]

  • Alliance City Schools: Kindergarten student brought gun on bus

    ALLIANCE, Ohio — The Alliance City School District says Friday morning a kindergarten student brought a gun onto the bus in a backpack. The district says, at the time, there was one other student on the bus and the kindergartener showed the gun to that student, who then reported it to the bus driver. The driver immediately stopped the bus and safely took the backpack and kept it in her possession. In a press release, the district thanked the student […]

  • Crews in Bainbridge Township battling barn fire

    ​ BAINBRIDGE TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Crews in Bainbridge Township are battling a barn fire on Geauga Lake Road. Officials tell FOX 8 News there was a car inside the barn; it caught fire and exploded. They do not yet know if there were any animals in the barn. Stay with FOX 8 News and FOX8.com for more details.

  • Meijer recalls certain yogurt products due to potential risk of small glass particles

    OHIO — Check your fridge if you eat yogurt. Meijer announced a recall of certain Greek and low-fat yogurt products. The voluntary recall is a precautionary measure due to the potential risk of small glass particles. Meijer says it became aware of the issue when a customer returned a yogurt cup containing two small pieces of glass; it notes there have been no illnesses, or injuries and the hazard risk to customers is considered low. The product was sold at […]

  • Akron police: 15-year-old arrested after loaded gun found in locker at Buchtel High School

    AKRON, Ohio — Akron police tell FOX 8 News a 15-year-old boy was arrested and charged after a loaded gun was found in a locker at Buchtel High School on Thursday. Police say a student went home and told a parent there may be a gun at the school. At around 1:15 p.m., a parent contacted the school resource officer. At that time, the school was placed on Safe School Watch, which means no one could come or go. School […]

  • Police make an arrest after vehicle taken in Lakewood carjacking crashes

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Officers in Bratenahl pursued a vehicle Thursday evening which had been stolen from Lakewood during a carjacking on Tuesday. The pursuit ended in a crash in Cleveland. According to Lakewood police, the Bratenahl Police Department made an arrest in connection with the pursuit and crash. Lakewood police tell FOX 8 News, the vehicle in this incident was taken when a woman was robbed of her keys at gunpoint. Police have been looking into five carjackings in just […]

  • Four more flu-related deaths in Cuyahoga County

    CUYAHOGA COUNTY, Ohio — The Cuyahoga County Board of Health says there have been four more flu-related deaths. The victims were a 61-year-old woman from Cleveland; an 88-year-old woman from Cleveland; a 91-year-old woman from Cleveland; and a 93-year-old woman from Highland Heights.  The deaths occurred between Jan. 28-Feb. 3. The total reported number of deaths for the season is 21, according to the board of health. The Ohio Department of Health said influenza A, or H3N2, is the most […]