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    Wayne Dawson learns his Ancestry.com results — and he’s not surprised!

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — We are learning more about Fox 8 News in the Morning anchors and reporters this week. They all took DNA tests to uncover their genealogies through Ancestry.com. The test goes back between 500 and 1,000 years identifying ancestors. Our Wayne Dawson thought he knew most of his heritage. But there were a few surprises! Watch the video player above for more. For Scott Sabol’s results, click here.  For Kenny Crumpton’s results, click here. 

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    Man tries to buy hundreds of dollars worth of alcohol with stolen credit card

    MACEDONIA, Ohio — Police in Macedonia are looking for a man who stole a wallet at a recreation center and then used it at a gas station and grocery store. According to a Facebook post, the man entered the Macedonia Recreation Center on Feb. 9 at just after 4 p.m. He took a patron’s wallet, police say. He was seen leaving the rec center in a silver minivan, possibly a Toyota Sienna. It had a bike rack and two bikes […]

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    ‘Reverse suspensions’ helping school reduce bad behavior

    WEST VIRGINIA — A new trend in school discipline is taking off thanks to the creative staff at a middle school in West Virginia. According to CafeMom.com, the school started reverse suspensions. Instead of sending a child home, a student’s parent is invited to come to school and spend the entire day by his or her side. The approach has helped the school reduce student suspensions by two-thirds and bad behavior incidents by more than half. Read more here. 

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    Update: Harold Higginbotham

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — FOX 8 is relaunching our missing persons segments with the help of Amanda Berry. We hope the segments will help loved ones reunite with their missing family members. Harold Higginbotham, 58, went missing on Dec. 5, 2016. He was last seen near Franklin Road in Cleveland. Sadly, according to the family, Higginbotham passed away in Texas. You can see the daily missing persons segment with Amanda Berry on FOX 8 News at 6 a.m., 8 a.m., noon, 4 […]

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    Dozens of residents displaced after apartment building fire in North Randall

    NORTH RANDALL, Ohio — Dozens of residents were displaced and two people were injured in a fire at an apartment building in North Randall Tuesday morning. The fire broke out at just before 10 a.m. in a third floor apartment in the building on Warrensville Center Road. The two people taken to the hospital lived on the third floor; however, they did not live in the unit which was on fire. One person was admitted to the hospital; another person was […]

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    Reward offered for information on whereabouts of woman who killed puppy

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a woman who did not show up for sentencing after admitting to killing a puppy. Deanna Caraballo,19, pleaded guilty earlier this year to cruelty to animals, which is a felony. Police say she slammed an 8-week-old puppy to the ground and killed it on Sept. 16. Caraballo was set to be sentenced under Goddard’s Law at 10 a.m. Monday but did not show up. A warrant was […]

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    Missing: Cordell Washington

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — FOX 8 is relaunching our missing persons segments with the help of Amanda Berry. We hope the segments will help loved ones reunite with their missing family members. Cordell Washington, 15, went missing on Dec. 15, 2016. He was last seen near East 140th Street in Cleveland. Cordell is 5’7″ tall with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a red jacket with a yellow emblem on the back with dark sweats. Anyone with information […]

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    Kenny Crumpton learns his Ancestry.com results — and he’s from all over the world!

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — We kicked it with Kenny a little differently Tuesday. We learned a little bit more about what he’s made of. Like the rest of the Fox 8 News in the Morning anchors, he submitted a DNA sample that was tested by Ancestry.com. The test goes back between 500 and 1,000 years identifying your ancestors. Watch more in the video player above. For Scott Sabol’s results, click here. 

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    Watch heartwarming moments as dog is reunited with owner a month after disappearing

    VALLEY VIEW, Ohio — The Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter shared heartwarming video of a dog being reunited with her owner a month after she went missing. Groot, who was called Julia at the shelter, got loose from her owner on Jan. 12 in Garfield Heights. Her owner posted a notice about the lost dog on the Dogs of CLE Facebook Page when it happened. Groot’s owner was contacted about a month later by a follower of the Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter’s Facebook […]

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    Missing: Tajee Crowell

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — FOX 8 is relaunching our missing persons segments with the help of Amanda Berry. We hope the segments will help loved ones reunite with their missing family members. Tajee Crowell disappeared on Jan. 17. She was last seen near East 36th Street in Cleveland. Tajee is 5’8″ tall with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black and white uniform shirt with black uniform pants and a black jacket. Anyone with information is asked […]

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    Student taken to hospital after car hits back of school bus

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Crews were called to a school bus accident involving two other vehicles Monday morning. The crash happened at West 44th Street and Niessen Court. According to the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, the school bus was stopped at the time to pick up students. A sedan reportedly ran into the rear of the bus, causing another car to hit the back of the sedan. The sedan was partially stuck under the back of the school bus. One student […]

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    Scott Sabol reveals his Ancestry.com results — and there were a few surprises!

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — All week long on Fox 8 News at 8 a.m., we’re learning a bit more about what some of our reporters, anchors and meteorologists are made of. They all submitted DNA samples that were tested by Ancestry.com. The test goes back between 500 and 1,000 years identifying your ancestors and what parts of the world they come from. Monday was Scott Sabol’s turn. Prior to this test, he’d been told he was Italian, Polish, Hungarian and Slovak. […]