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  • ‘Why did she have to die?’ Father speaks out after daughter found dead in mom’s freezer

    DETROIT, Mich. — The father of one of the two children found dead in their mother’s freezer is speaking out. Last week, a bailiff performing an eviction on a home in Detroit called 911 after finding the body of female child in a freezer. Police later found the body of a boy as well. Both were in a plastic bag. WXYZ reports that the children’s mother, Mitchelle Blair, allegedly admitted to killing them. Autopsies determined the two children, Stoni Blair […]

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    Vote for this week’s ‘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 at 5 a.m. on Mondays and ends at 5:59 a.m. on Thursdays. *Click here to nominate your school! The winner is revealed on Fox 8 News and FOX8.com after the poll is closed.

  • Wife among those indicted in 2011 cold case murder of Newbury Township man

    GEAUGA COUNTY, Ohio — Authorities say that three arrests have been made in connection with a cold case murder in Newbury Township. According to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Randy G. Scheffield, 53, was found dead in his home on Dec. 27, 2011. He had a gunshot wound to the head. At a press conference on Friday afternoon, authorities said those indicted are: Randy’s wife, Doretta Scheffield, 64; Doretta’s son, David “Tig” Rowles, 34; and his girlfriend, Gina Battaglia, 31. […]

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    Seen on TV: 3/27/15

    Here are the Seen on TV links for Friday, March 27, 2015: Click here for our National Puppy Day photo gallery Click here for the Joyous Music School video Click here for more on the Pieces of Hope for Autism Cleveland Click here to donate to Brian Butler’s Appalachian Trail walk for Parkinson’s disease Click here for more on the Amy’s Kitchen recall Click here for more on the “Jurassic Park” Lego video Click here for our Easter photo gallery. […]

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    It’s a boy! Fox 8 family grows by one

    The Fox 8 family is continuing to grow! Fox 8 producer Chris Gibilisco and his wife, Lindsay, have welcomed a baby boy into the world. His name is Daniel William Gibilisco. Mom and baby are doing well, dad is over the moon and Danny’s big sister, Audrey, is super excited, too! Chris produces our 5 p.m. newscast.

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    13-year-old arrested after trying, failing to rob Circle K at knife-point

    EASTLAKE, Ohio — Two schools were placed on lock-down after a 13-year-old tried but failed to rob a Circle K at knife-point Friday. It happened at just before 8:30 a.m. at the Circle K on Lake Shore Boulevard in Eastlake. Police responded to reports that a male had brandished a knife and tried to rob the store. Eastlake Middle School and Jefferson Elementary School were immediately placed on lock down due to the proximity and seriousness of the incident, police […]

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    Seen on TV: 3/26/15

    Here are the Seen on TV links for Thursday, March 26, 2015: Click here for our National Puppy Day photo gallery Click here for the Joyous Music School video Click here to donate to Brian Butler’s Appalachian Trail walk for Parkinson’s disease Click here for more on the Amy’s Kitchen recall Click here for more on the “Jurassic Park” Lego video Click here for our Easter photo gallery. Click here for information on Ohio’s adoption law changes Click here for […]

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    Police search for alleged purse snatcher who uses cane, wears cast

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Police are asking for help identifying the man seen on video taking a woman’s purse at a Cleveland Starbucks. Police say it happened March 23 at the Starbucks located at Steelyard Commons Target. The victim went into the Starbucks, sat down and was reading her paper with her purse out of sight. The suspect then is seen on video walking in, taking her purse and leaving the store. A Target employee recognized the suspect as the same […]

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    RTA bus catches fire with about 30 people on board

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — An RTA bus caught on fire early Thursday, but officials say no one was injured. It happened at about 7 a.m. at West 25th Street and Chatham Road. There were 30 passengers on board at the time. The left rear tire caught fire, but the official cause is still under investigation. Drivers were told to avoid the area, but the scene has since been cleared.

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    Download: Should parents get tax breaks for not sending kids to public schools?

    COLORADO — The Colorado Senate just approved a bill that would give parents a tax break for not sending their kids to public schools. The Canon City Daily Record reports the bill allows families with students enrolled in private schools or who are being home-schooled to apply for tax credits. Democrats argue the money should go to the cash-strapped public schools. But Republicans say the credits won’t affect public schools, but they will help reduce enrollment. The state’s residents could […]

  • Watch: Tornado forms on live TV during Oklahoma station’s storm coverage

    MOORE, Okla. — A tornado formed live on the air in Moore, Oklahoma during Wednesday’s storms. KFOR meteorologist Mike Morgan and helicopter pilot Jon Welsh were on air during the station’s coverage at the time. Morgan was in the process of describing a “gustnado” of debris that had formed. Then he spotted electrical explosions and other debris as a tornado actually touched down. One person was killed when Wednesday’s storms hit Oklahoma and Arkansas. Visit our affiliate KFOR for more […]

  • Dash cam video: Intoxicated mom screams, kicks window after Red Lobster arrest

    NILES, Ohio — Police are releasing dash camera video of a woman arrested at a Red Lobster for disorderly conduct. The video shows Carleigh Dawson, 25, of Columbus, screaming and kicking a window in the back of the police cruiser after the incident that happened on Saturday. Police said they received several calls about an intoxicated customer who was acting belligerent with an infant inside the restaurant. According to a post on the Niles Police Department Facebook page, at one […]