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    Find local deals on Small Business Saturday!

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Millions of Americans will be following up their Black Friday shopping by looking for deals today as part of Small Business Saturday. Shoppers are urged to head out into their own neighborhoods and shop at the locally-owned businesses around them. Many shops will host in-store events with bargain prices, so don’t be afraid to get out in your neck of the woods to look for the steal of the day! If you aren’t one for crowds, click […]

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    3 children ejected from utility vehicle after it was struck by car

    CONGRESS TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Three children were injured Friday afternoon after the utility vehicle in which they were riding was struck by a car in Congress Township, the Ohio State Highway Patrol reports. It happened just after 1:30 p.m. Friday on Myers Road, just west of Elyria Road. Investigators said an 18-year-old West Salem man, driving a Toyota Camry, was westbound on Myers when his car struck a John Deere Gator — carrying four children — as it was crossing […]

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    7 tips for Cyber Monday shopping

    Do you like the idea of good deals but not the idea of standing outside the mall in a three-point stance waiting for the doors to open for pre-dawn Black Friday savings? Then Cyber Monday on November 28th, 2016 — the Monday following the Thanksgiving holiday — is for you. Cyber Monday was coined to characterize the large amount of online shopping that took place on the first workday after Thanksgiving, when people had access to their presumably faster work […]

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    1 dead, another injured after shootout in Garfield Heights barbershop

    GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio — A fight between two men at a Garfield Heights barbershop left one man fatally shot, and the other injured Tuesday night, the Garfield Heights Detective Bureau confirmed to Fox 8 News. It happened just before 6 p.m. at the Skills Barbershop on Turney Road. Detectives say the two men, believed to be customers, got into an altercation, that led to a shootout.  Officials have not yet said if anyone had been arrested. Further details were not […]

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    Not a dry eye in the studio during Dick Goddard’s final farewell

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — We all knew it would be emotional, but FOX 8 employees had a tough time keeping it together as Dick Goddard watched his peers deliver heartfelt presentations to the legendary meteorologist. Former FOX 8 News anchor Tim Taylor was up first.  “It was the greatest honor of my life, to sit next to you for all those years,” Taylor said, while choking back tears. Next, it was FOX 8 Sports anchor John Telich, who presented Mr. Goddard […]

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    Dick Goddard’s quick wit steals the show during his final forecast

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Many of us have been dreading this day: Dick Goddard delivered his final forecast after 55 years on the air. The celebration was filled with memories, laughs, and of course, tears. But staying true to his spirit, Mr. Goddard shifted into his perfect comedic timing, just as things were getting a little “too heavy” in the studio during his final forecast. Watch above to find out what he says while talking over his last weather graphic. **Complete […]

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    PHOTOS: Dick Goddard’s big send off

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Today is a bittersweet one for all of us here at FOX 8. By now you know that our beloved, legendary meteorologist, Dick Goddard, is retiring after 55 years to focus on animal advocacy. From special visitors, to surprise presentations, we wanted to make sure that Dick’s Final Forecast would be something he’d always remember. Check out the photo gallery above this story to see how we celebrated our favorite weather guy. **More on celebrating Dick Goddard, […]

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    Report: Kanye West hospitalized for ‘psychiatric evaluation’

    LOS ANGELES, California — Things have taken a serious turn in the most recent Kanye West saga: the rapper is reportedly in a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation, according to TMZ. Police officers allegedly responded to a call for a welfare check on West earlier this afternoon, but he wasn’t home, the website said.  When paramedics arrived, they ended up locating West before taking him to UCLA Medical Center. Law enforcement sources told TMZ that West had to be restrained, and did […]

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    Man fatally shot in the head during robbery at Food Market

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A 42-year-old man was fatally shot in the head Monday night during an aggravated robbery on the city’s east side, Cleveland police tell Fox 8 News. It happened around 8 p.m. at the Food Market in the 3600 block of 116th Street. Police say the man was taken to University Hospitals for treatment, where he later died. Relatives tell Fox 8 News the man was part-owner of the store, and a father of six. Officials are looking […]

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    FOX 8 roof cam shot of Lake Erie waves reaches millions

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — For folks that live in California, rolling waves on Lake Erie may seem like the smallest fish in the sea compared to the Big Kahunas on the Pacific Ocean. But for those of us who live in northeast Ohio, the eight-foot whitecaps we saw on Sunday were spectacular, and the size of them were nothing to sneeze at. We wanted to show you just how powerful Lake Erie can be, especially while a Wind Advisory was in effect […]

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    Most power restored in Cuyahoga County

    ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — Thousands of people in Cuyahoga County woke up without power Sunday morning; particularly, in Rocky River, where more than 7,500 residents were in the dark earlier. Less than 400 homes were still without power on Cleveland’s west side just after 3 p.m., a number that has drastically reduced from this morning, when about 15,000 homes were affected. Other hard-hit areas included Fairview Park and Bay Village. **For the latest power outage numbers, click here** First Energy reports […]

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    Man, 45, struck and killed while standing outside his SUV

    LEXINGTON, Township — A man was killed on Saturday evening after a car struck his SUV, which then hit him, the Stark County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. It happened on Freshley Avenue N.E. Officials said a 53-year-old man was driving northbound in a Pontiac Firebird, when he struck a Chevrolet Equinox on the back passenger side. The driver of the Equinox, a 45-year-old man, was outside his vehicle at the time.  He was hit in the collision. […]