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    Officer seen praying with protesters: ‘They are the heroes’

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — It was a special moment that may have just set the tone of the peace between community members and police during the Republican National Convention: Cleveland police officer Bohdan “Bo” Roshetsky joined in a prayer circle with a group of protesters before the start of the RNC. The picture went viral. Now, Officer Roshetsky is speaking exclusively with Fox 8 News about what that moment meant to him. While patrolling around the security zone outside of Quicken Loans […]

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    Veterans for Trump chairwoman shows support with flair

    CLEVELAND — It’s the first day of the Republican National Convention and delegates, actors and politicians are showing their support in different ways. That’s why Kat Gates-Skipper, Florida chairwoman for Veterans for Donald Trump, wanted to stand out. The U.S. Marine Corps veteran sported a patriotic hat, complete with the seal of Florida and an alligator to represent her home state. *Check out more RNC fashion, HERE. “We made this hat to represent who I am and what I’m about,” Gates-Skipper […]

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    Antonio Sabato Jr. on Cleveland: ‘It’s pretty awesome’

    CLEVELAND — Actor Antonio Sabato Jr. doesn’t care what people think about his support of Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump. “No, I don’t really care.  Our country’s a mess,” the Italian-born soap star told Fox 8 News.  “This election is probably the most important.” Sabato Jr. is in town to stand up for the man he met some 20 years ago.  Formerly a Democrat, the actor talked about why he thinks Trump is ready for the White House. “He loves […]

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    Twins that clasped hands moments after birth still don’t like being apart

    ORRVILLE, Ohio — Their births left even doctors speechless.  Now, two years later, rare twin girls who were born holding hands, are closer than ever. Jenna and Jillian Thistlewaite, were monoamniotic or “mono mono,” meaning they shared an amniotic sac.  This happens in about one in 10,000 twin pregnancies.  Because of complications, some never survive to birth. Their mom, Sarah, delivered the girls at Akron General Hospital at 33 weeks.  Seconds after nurses held the babies up to show their parents, the […]

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    Up, up and away! 150,000 balloons inflated at the Q

    CLEVELAND — Come next Thursday evening,  some 150,000 balloons will drop to the floor of the Q, on the final night of the Republican National Convention. With so many balloons to fill up, convention officials needed some help. That’s why they called upon dozens of music students from Garfield Heights. Students, parents and volunteers alike, took up several sections in the Q, where they started the inflation process early Friday morning.  In each row, multiple tanks of helium were stationed […]

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    RNC Delegates: The breakdown

    CLEVELAND —  The Republican National Committee on Monday will host approximately 2,470 delegates and  2,302 alternate delegates from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five territories. How are these delegates chosen?  And, how many from each state will be attending the Republican National Convention, held at Quicken Loans Arena on July 18-21? Delegates from each state are chosen according to their respective Republican committee’s rules, in consultation with the RNC.  There are three types of delegates: At-Large, Congressional […]

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    She’s here! Zoo debuts adorable snow leopard cub

    Cuteness overload! The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo would like you to meet its newest addition: a snow leopard cub! The adorable baby girl is nameless, but you can help out with that (more on that later). The cub’s parents, Sombra and Amga, welcomed her on May 5.  She weighed a whopping 350 grams — the equivalent to three blueberry muffins. And there’s great news: you can check her out … today! *Read more animals stories, HERE. Executive Director Dr. Christopher Kuhar […]

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    Lamar Odom removed from flight for being drunk, vomiting on plane: report

    Lamar Odom is seemingly on a downward spiral. After being spotted partying at an L.A. strip club Monday afternoon, the former NBA star was removed from a Delta flight that evening after vomiting on himself and other places on the plane, TMZ reports. Odom, who has had a highly-publicized struggle with his sobriety after surviving a near-fatal overdose last October, was seen by witnesses allegedly “pounding” beers and whiskey in the Delta Skyclub at LAX before boarding a red-eye for NYC. […]

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    Photos: Setting up for the RNC

    CLEVELAND — The countdown is on for the Republican National Convention, and people from all over the world are starting to arrive ahead of one of the biggest events to ever happen in our city. With around 1,200 ancillary events planned throughout next week, it’s full-steam ahead for workers setting the stage at Quicken Loans Arena, as well as local venues. Fox 8 News has an inside look at the Q as final preparations are being completed.  Check out the […]

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    Secret Service, local officials ‘prepared for everything’ at RNC

    CLEVELAND — With the Republican National Convention less than a week away, local authorities gathered in Cleveland Tuesday to update the media on public safety concerns, and operational security at the RNC. Featured speakers included Mayor Frank Jackson, U.S. Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy, and Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams.  Also on hand, were local FBI representatives, the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office and officials from the Greater Cleveland Rapid Transit Authority — all of whom, detailed their organization’s specific role […]

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    PICTURES: What’s in Your Fridge?

    We’ve been showing you our fridge pictures. Now, we want to see yours! Take a picture of the inside of your fridge, then go to the “Morning Show” tab on FOX8.com to upload it. Be sure to include your name and contact information. Next week, Chef Rocco Whalen, from Fahrenheit, will pick one picture and make a meal out of the food in your fridge. He’ll cook it live during Fox 8 News at 9 AM on Thursday, March 7. […]

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    PICTURES: Pets with Santa!

    Santa’s coming to town, and he’s not just monitoring your kids … he’s keeping an eye on your pets, too! Do you have an adorable picture of your pet with Old Saint Nick? How about shots of your pet dressed as him? We want to see them! Just hit the “Submit Your Photo” button in the bottom-right corner to upload your pic. Your pets could be featured on Fox 8 News! *NO professional pictures please!