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    Photos: Share your summer storm pictures

    It’s summer in Northeast Ohio! That means storms. And we want to see your best storm photos. If it’s safe, grab your phone or camera and snap a shot of storm damage or clouds in your area. Then, click the ‘submit’ button below, or if you’re on mobile, email Make sure to include your location so we can spread the word. Your images could be shown on Fox 8 News.

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    A salute to CLE police: Chief Calvin Williams, officers visit Fox 8 News

    CLEVELAND – The entire country has been complimenting the Cleveland Police force for the amazing job they did during the RNC. This morning, Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams and several of his brave officers were on FOX 8 News in the Morning. We talked to them about what it took to keep Cleveland safe during the RNC and thanked them for a job well done. More on the RNC right here.

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    Cleveland’s Hard Rock Cafe officially closed

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland’s Hard Rock Cafe is officially closed, and its trademark guitar sign was removed Monday. Hard Rock International, the parent company of the Cafe, made the decision to close the restaurant at Tower City back in May. In a statement, they said that they wanted to focus their efforts in Cleveland on the Hard Rock Cafe at Northfield Park as well as the Hard Rock Rocksino in the same location. The Northfield Park location opened in 2013. […]

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    OSHP: Suspects stole money in ATM at BMV

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Authorities are looking for suspects after an early morning smash and grab. It happened at a Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles office on Euclid Avenue near East 79th Street early Monday. Police originally told FOX 8 they believed the suspects may have been after license plates. The Ohio State Highway Patrol, who is handling the investigation, said the suspects smashed their van into the ATM and stole the money inside.

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    Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter takes part in ‘National Clear the Shelters Day’

    VALLEY VIEW, Ohio — The Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter today will participate in the National Clear the Shelters Day. **See some of the dogs up for adoption above** Adoptable dogs carry a fee of $20 that includes the spay or neuter, microchip, first set of vaccinations, current year license and rabies tag. The event will run from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the shelter, 9500 Sweet Valley Drive, Sweet Valley. Their adoptable dogs are also listed on the shelter’s website.  Then on Aug. 6 […]

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    Message to Trump projected onto Terminal Tower, quickly taken down

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — While Donald Trump was giving his speech at the Republican National Convention Thursday night, someone was sending a message to him. A scrolling text was projected onto the Terminal Tower. Scrolling protest text displayed on the side of @TowerLightsCLE gets quickly shut down. #RNCinCLE — Downtown Julie Brown (@jujubee453) July 22, 2016 It was quickly shut down, and the Terminal Tower Tweeted: ‘Rent a billboard people.’ Rent a billboard people #RNCinCLE — Terminal Tower CLE (@TowerLightsCLE) July […]

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    Public asked not to take stickers from unknown people after skin irritation reports

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland police are advising the public not to take stickers from people they don’t know in the RNC area after officers were treated for skin irritation Thursday. Police said that two members of law enforcement were treated for skin irritation issues. One of the officers said he experienced numbing and burning after receiving a sticker. The stickers are being tested to determine if they are connected to the skin irritation issues. But members of the public are advised that […]

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    Listen to 5-year-old girl with a huge voice wow the RNC crowd

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A little girl with a massive voice wowed the crowd on the last night of the Republican National Convention. Five-year-old Heavenly Joy is known for auditioning on “America’s Got Talent” back in 2015. At the RNC, the little girl first sang “Let There be Peace on Earth” and followed it up with “America The Beautiful.” Watch in the video player above. **Follow FOX 8 News and throughout the week for continuing LIVE coverage on the RNC** **Follow […]

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    TSA gives tips ahead of expected record-breaking travel day after RNC

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The TSA Thursday discussed travel tips for the large number of passengers returning home from the Republican National Convention. An estimated 18,000 passengers are expected to depart from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport on Friday. That’s 30 percent more passengers than on an average day. The TSA said they are prepared for the rush, and passengers should actually be able to get through security as fast or even faster than normal. For more tips, see the blog below. **Follow […]

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    Cleveland Police: Syringes added to list of banned items at RNC

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Syringes have been placed on the list of items prohibited at the Republican National Convention, according to police. In response to rumors that officers had been stabbed with needles, Cleveland police tweeted Thursday that there have been no confirmed reports of any injuries from syringes. The decision was made out of an abundance of caution. Currently, NO confirmed injuries to officers from syringes. However, out of an abundance of caution, syringes now on prohibited items list. — Cleveland Police […]

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    Two teens arrested in deadly shooting at Sims Park anti-violence gathering

    EUCLID, Ohio — Two people have been arrested in a shooting that resulted in the death of a 19-year-old Euclid man and the injury of a 12-year-old male at an anti-violence vigil. According to a release from Euclid police, the shooting happened July 17 during a resident-organized “Stop the Violence” rally. Phillip Banks, 19, of Euclid, was killed. A 12-year-old boy was shot in the back and is still in the hospital. Gerard Anthony Jones Jr, of Euclid, 19, faces […]

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    ‘It is my goal to help others’: CLE officers show support for man with autism

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Some are using the Republican National Convention as a way to promote more than politics. The Cleveland Police Department posted a photo of one young man who was standing on East Fourth Street. Sgt. Tom Ross and Officer Darian Laska saw him standing with a large sign that said, “My name is John and I have autism. It is my goal to help others turn my dream into reality. Take a picture and post it online!” They […]