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Patty is excited to be joining Fox8 as the morning traffic reporter.

Patty is a life long Clevelander, having grown up in Lakewood and Avon Lake. She studied Radio and TV at Butler University in Indianapolis.
An internship at WMMS brought her back to Cleveland, and she has never left.

Patty spent over a decade serving area listeners as a radio traffic reporter. She had many aliases, with her favorite being “Holly Copter.”

Patty enjoys being with her 2 kids and 2 cats, hanging out at the beach, exercising, golfing, bowling, and her Cleveland Indians. She also enjoys
volunteering at the Barton Center in Lakewood.

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    Elderly woman dies in Cleveland apartment fire

    CLEVELAND– Fire officials confirm that an elderly woman is dead after a fire in her apartment unit early Monday. The apartment is located in a large apartment building at East 127th Street and Shaker Boulevard. The fire broke out at around 6 a.m. and was confined to just the woman’s apartment unit. Crews found the woman in her kitchen, but believe the fire broke out in her living room.  

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    Family: Man pulled from west side house fire has died

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Family members of an elderly man pulled from a house fire on Cleveland’s west side this morning say that he has died. They say his name was Roma Sparks. Fox 8 is waiting still waiting for confirmation from officials. The fire broke out at about 4:45 a.m. Thursday at the home on West 56th Street south of Clark Avenue. One person was taken into custody in the fire, which is still under investigation. Stick with Fox 8 and Fox8.com for more.

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    Crash causing back-ups on I-271N, I-480W

    BEDFORD, Ohio — Heavy back-ups were reported on Interstate 271 northbound past Broadway Avenue after a crash early this morning. The crash involved a smaller-sized semi truck and an SUV. As of 7:30 a.m., only the right berm was open on Interstate 271 north. Interstate 271 was backed up to Route 8, and Interstate 480 westbound was backed up to Twinsburg. All ramps onto Interstate 271 were jammed as well. As of 9:30 a.m., the crash had been moved into the left berm […]

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    Multiple car crash cleared on Interstate 77

    SUMMIT CO. — A six- to seven-car crash has traffic backed up on Interstate 77 northbound in Summit County, but the area has since been cleared. The crash happened at Interstate 277. Additionally, another accident was reported on Interstate 77 northbound at Ghent Road. That crash has since been cleared. Stick with Fox 8 and Fox8.com for more.

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    Roads reopened after crews battled fires in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Fire crews battled a fire involving two buildings in the West 76th Street and Detroit Avenue area Wednesday morning. Cleveland Fire Department spokesman Larry Gray said one of the buildings involved in the fire off of Detroit Avenue was leaning into the street and could be in danger of collapsing. Detroit Avenue was closed between West 75th and West 85th streets. Lake Avenue was also closed between West 76th Street and Detroit Avenue. All roads have been reopened. Gray said the fire broke out […]

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    Akron woman dies in one-car rollover crash on I-77

    COPLEY TWP., Ohio — One person died in a crash on Interstate 77 southbound in Copley early Tuesday. The crash happened at about 4:40 a.m. on I-77 southbound south of state Route 21. Sydney C. Hanlon, 21, of Akron, was driving a 2002 Ford Explorer south on I-77 when she drove off the left side of the road, overcorrected and drove off the right side of the road, then hit an embankment rolling over multiple times. She was ejected and […]

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    Big back-ups after crash on I-77 northbound in Akron

    AKRON, Ohio — A crash on Interstate 77 in Akron caused big traffic delays in Summit County this morning. The accident happened at Interstate 77 northbound near the central Interchange at just after 7 a.m. Fox 8’s Patty Harken reports traffic was being delayed by more than 30 minutes for some drivers. At least four tow trucks were on the scene. The crash involved eight vehicles. Stick with Fox 8 and Fox8.com for more.

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    Fire breaks out at east side home, spread to a second house

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Crews responded to a house fire on East 187th Street in Cleveland early Thursday morning. The fire was reported at about 4:30 a.m. Fire officials said people on the first floor of the home were able to get out. The fire spread to a nearby home as well. No injuries were reported. Stick with Fox 8 and Fox8.com for more.

  • Police: Man driving stolen vehicle is shot after pulling gun on officers

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Authorities say a man was shot by police after being pulled over in a stolen SUV, running away and then pulling a gun on officers in Cleveland. No officers were injured in the incident. Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams briefed media on the situation at just after 7 a.m. Williams said that at around 4 a.m. the man was reportedly driving erratically with the music turned up loudly in the Puritas Avenue area. Police pulled the man […]

  • New traffic pattern begins for drivers on I-90 eastbound

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Drivers on Interstate 90 eastbound should expect some traffic pattern changes starting today. All drivers coming in from the west on Interstate 90 eastbound toward the Innerbelt in the West 25th Street area will be affected. Drivers wanting to get to the Innerbelt should take the second right lane. Those wanting to get to Interstate 71 southbound should take the far right lane. The changes are part of the ongoing Innerbelt Bridge construction project. Stick with Fox […]

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    Traffic Alert: Only left lane of I-77N at I-480 open after accident

    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — The left lane of Interstate 77 northbound has reopened at Interstate 480 after an accident. The accident involved a vehicle that lost buckets of paint. Crews are working to clean up the scene. Police have also closed the Interstate 480 westbound ramp to Interstate 77 northbound as crews clean up. Drivers should use state Route 176 north to access Interstate 77.

  • Portion of I-480W reopens after crash involving stolen vehicle, police arrest 3 suspects

    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — A portion of Interstate 480 West at Interstate 77 temporarily closed after a crash involving a stolen vehicle. As of 7 a.m., the highway was being reopened. Two mini-vans collided and one caught fire, according to police. The fire has been extinguished. It’s not clear which vehicle was considered stolen. Police say there were three males inside the stolen vehicle. One was arrested after the crash, and two others began running in the direction of Seven Hills […]