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    Police: 2 young girls offered a ride, then chased by two men in Parma

    PARMA, Ohio — Police are investigating after two young girls said they were approached and chased by two men as they were walking home from school Monday. Parma police said it happened at about 7:50 p.m. as the girls, ages 13 and 12, were walking home from John Muir Elementary School. The girls said they were approached by two men in a van who asked if they needed a ride. The driver got out and asked the girls why they didn’t […]

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    Man admits to being drunk after flipping car

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland police say a driver who flipped his car near the Center Street Bridge in The Flats admitted to being drunk. The man was attempting to cross the bridge when he hit a cement barrier and ended up with his car on its side. He was not seriously hurt. The car did knock over the motor to the bridge barricade. It is currently out of service until repairs are made.

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    Normandy Elementary School is a ‘Cool School’!

    All school year, we are celebrating some of the coolest schools in Northeast Ohio. Each week there will be three nominees. Voting starts Monday at 5 a.m. Voting ends at 5:59 a.m. on Thursday. *Click here to nominate your school! The winner is revealed on Fox 8 News and FOX8.com after the poll is closed.

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    Seen on TV: 4/27/2016

    Here are the Seen on TV links for Wednesday, April 27, 2016: Click here for John’s and Wanda’s GoFundMe page Click here for the Star Wars pit Click here for information on periodical cicadas and report form to help tracking Click here for the Cleveland Browns regular season schedule Click here for the NTSB report on deadly plane crash in Akron Click here for ways to clear up space on your iPhone Click here for more on the Prayers From Maria movie Click here […]

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    Manziel makes trip to Cleveland for Bieber concert

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Johnny Manziel was seen in Cleveland just hours after he was indicted on an assault charge in Texas. The former Cleveland Browns quarterback was at Justin Bieber’s concert Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena.  The wife of his former teammate, Joe Haden, posted a photo of the group on Instagram. It’s since been removed. Others tweeted out photos of Manziel with Bieber. After going to a Justin Bieber concert, has Johnny Manziel finally hit rock bottom? (h/t @JBCrewdotcom) […]

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    Study says spanking increases likelihood of ‘undesired outcomes’ in children

    A new study reveals some scary side effects to spanking. The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Michigan looked at 50 years of research on spanking in the study published in the “Journal of Family Psychology.” More than 160,000 children were involved. The research indicates that kids who get spanked are more likely to have mental health problems and aggression later on in life. “We found that spanking was associated with unintended detrimental outcomes and was not […]

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    Man convicted in Lake County crime spree sentenced to life in prison

    CONCORD TWP., Ohio — Juan Razo, convicted of charges including rape, attempted rape and murder in a crime spree in Concord Township last year, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Wednesday. Razo previously pleaded guilty to the charges including of aggravated murder, attempted rape, attempted burglary, kidnapping, aggravated robbery and attempted murder in March. Razo is accused of killing 60-year-old Peggy Kostelnik in July 2015, shooting a woman in the arm on the Greenway Corridor and attempting to rape […]

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    Fairless Middle School closed until Friday after lightning causes fire

    NAVARRE, Ohio — Fairless Middle School will be closed today and Thursday while cleaning and restoration work is done after a fire. A lightning strike caused a fire early Tuesday. There was extensive damage to the roof of the building along with water damage inside. According to the Fairless Local Schools District, a restoration crew is on site cleaning and preparing the building for students and staff. The damage was concentrated to the eighth grade wing of the building, so […]

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    Lightning strike causes fire at Fairless Middle School

    NAVARRE, Ohio — Crews responded to a fire at Fairless Middle School Tuesday morning. Brewster Fire Department officials say the fire started on the roof at around 6:30 a.m. They said it was due to a lightning strike. The fire was limited to the roof decking; there is some water damage to classrooms under the affected area, according to fire officials. Students who arrived at the school after the incident were taken to the high school, and picked up by their parents […]

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    One Browns player on list of top 50 in NFL who sold the most gear

    Who sold more gear, Dez Bryant or Odell Beckham Jr.? Which linebacker sold the most stuff? A new list reveals the top 50 NFL players with the most merchandise sales. The individual players keep about two-thirds of the revenue from the gear they sell, while the rest goes to the players union and into a pool for all players. The list below takes into account all sales from March 2015 through February 2016, and was released Tuesday by the NFL […]

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    One dies after losing control, hitting utility poles and another car in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — One person died and another was hurt after a crash in Cleveland Monday night. It happened at just before 8 p.m. A 63-year-old man was driving a 2012 Honda Civic east on Kinsman Avenue near East 77th Street when he lost control and hit a wooden utility pole. The car continued to rotate out of control, hitting a second utility pole, before colliding with a 2013 Kia Optima being driven east east on Kinsman Avenue by a 55-year-old […]

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    ‘Our long national nightmare is over’: Kelly Ripa returns to ‘Live’ after Michael Strahan drama

    NEW YORK — “Our parent company has assured me that ‘Live’ is a priority,” Kelly Ripa  said, as she returned to her talk show on Tuesday. Ripa has been absent from “Live with Kelly and Michael” for a week amid an unusual dispute with the Walt Disney Company. She spoke candidly about it on Tuesday, confirming that Disney and ABC executives apologized to her for keeping her in the dark about her co-host Michael Strahan’s impending exit. Acknowledging the widespread news […]