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    Video: Suspect breaks in, burglarizes tanning salon in under 40 seconds

    NORWALK, Ohio — Police are looking for the suspect who broke into a tanning salon in Norwalk on May 22. According to police, it happened at Simply U Tanning, 10 Stower Lane. The suspect broke the glass on the door and waited to see if an alarm would sound. The suspect than ran into the building,  grabbed a small amount of cash and ran out of the building. It all happened in under 40 seconds. Anyone with information is asked […]

  • Michelle Obama gives commencement speech at Oberlin College

    OBERLIN, Ohio — First Lady Michelle Obama delivered the commencement address at Oberlin College Monday morning. The liberal arts school won a national contest, in which students made a video to show how they are promoting higher education in the community. Many of the students who were involved in the video said they were in shock about winning. Michelle Obama was awarded an honorary doctorate in humanities before delivering her speech. She thanked those who served in the U.S. military […]

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    Dozens of Brelo protesters appear in court, many plead to reduced charges

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Fifty-six people arrested during Saturday’s protests appeared in court today. Most were originally charged with failure to disperse, but many pleaded no contest to reduced charges of disorderly conduct. The protesters are also getting credit for time served over the weekend and will not be fined. The protesters were among those who assembled after the verdict was announced in the trial of Officer Michael Brelo. Brelo was found not guilty on all charges in connection with his […]


    Shaker Heights prom relocated in light of Brelo ruling

    SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio — The Shaker Heights High School prom has been relocated from downtown Cleveland in light of Saturday morning’s ruling in the Officer Michael Brelo trial. Judge John O’Donnell found Brelo not guilty on all counts in the 2012 deadly chase and shooting. CLICK HERE to read the entire ruling School officials posted a notice on the district’s web site announcing the change. It said in part: “That decision, unfortunately, holds the possibility of unrest in the community, […]

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    Protesters gather at Justice Center after Brelo verdict, appear to be peaceful

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Protesters assembled at the Justice Center during Saturday’s court proceedings, where Officer Michael Brelo was found not guilty of all charges in the 2012 police chase and shooting. Protests and marches appeared to be peaceful. **See video of the protesters at the bottom of this page** Judge John O’Donnell read the verdict at about 11 a.m. after about an hour-long explanation of the charges, testimony during the trial and the circumstances of the shooting that killed Malissa […]

  • Officer Michael Brelo in the courtroom before the verdict is read on May 23, 2015

    State, local officials react to Brelo verdict

    CLEVELAND — Members of Congress,  federal government agencies and Cuyahoga County officials, along with local civil rights and police groups have voiced their reactions to the not guilty verdicts in the voluntary manslaughter trial of Cleveland Police officer Michael Brelo. **click here for the full story on the Brelo trial verdict** Right after hearing the verdict in a courtroom adjacent to the main courtroom Saturday, Cleveland Councilman Zack Reed said the way O’Donnell laid the verdict out was “shocking” in […]

  • Michael Brelo cries in court as a not guilty verdict is reached on May 23, 2015

    Judge finds officer Brelo not guilty on all counts in deadly police chase, shooting

    CLEVELAND — After a nearly hour-long explanation, Judge John O’Donnell Saturday found Officer Michael Brelo not guilty of all counts in the 2012 deadly chase and shooting. Brelo, who cried as the verdict was read, had been charged with two counts of voluntary manslaughter in the deaths of Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell. **Click here for reaction from Malissa Williams’ family and here for Timothy Russell’s family** O’Donnell also found Brelo not guilty of felonious assault in the chase and […]

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    Police: 15-year-olds hospitalized after crashing stolen van into moving train

    WILLOUGHBY, Ohio — Police say two 15-year-olds plowed a stolen van into a moving train early Friday in Willoughby. Police say it all happened between 1:30 a.m. and 2 a.m., when the 1998 Plymouth Voyager van involved was stolen in Willowick. Two people in the stolen van led police on a chase. Police deployed road spike strips, but were unable to get into position in front of the vehicle’s path. The suspects were reportedly driving in excess of 80 miles […]

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    Memorial highway dedicated in honor of local fallen soldier

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Several state lawmakers joined the family of a soldier who died while serving in Afghanistan to dedicate a new memorial highway after him Friday. State Senators Michael Skindell and Tom Patton pushed Senate Bill 352 to rename part of Interstate 71 as the Specialist Angel L. Lopez Memorial Highway. The 27-year-old died in October 2013. He left behind a wife and three children. Lopez was a John Marshall High School graduate. Read more here.

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    Lost Pet? Let FOX 8 Viewers Help (Part 2)

    It’s one of the worst feelings in the world: you’ve lost your pet. And despite looking all over, you can’t seem to find them. But hopefully, by submitting their picture, FOX 8 viewers can help you. Click the “Submit Your Photo” button at the bottom of this page. Then, in the description box, be sure to include your pet’s name, where it was last seen, and a number or email address where you can be reached. Please try not to […]

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    Seen on TV: 5/21/15

    Here are the Seen on TV links for Thursday, May 21, 2015: Click here for information on David Bellomy’s parole hearing in November Click here for FOX 8 FOX Trot information including how to register Click here for information on the new Hotel Breakers at Cedar Point Click here to see if your vehicle is involved in the auto recall Click here for information on largest auto recall in history Click here for more on how to spot a scam […]

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    Northeast Ohio city ranks on list of ’25 Safest Cities in America’

    HUDSON, Ohio — A Northeast Ohio city has been ranked among the safest in the country, according to data from ADTsecurity.com. Hudson, Ohio, came in at No. 24 out of a list of 25. Number 1 on the list was Glen Cove, New York, followed by Zionsville, Ind.; Ridgefield, Conn.; and Lake In The Hills, Ill. Rancho Santa Margarita, Ca., came in at No. 25. The list was based on data from the 2013 FBI Uniform Crime report. Each city […]