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  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo offering free admission on Thanksgiving

    CLEVELAND (WJW) — The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is offering free admission on Thanksgiving, which is November 28. The zoo said they wanted to thank the community for another year of support. If you can’t make it out that day, there will be other opportunities to visit with Wild Winter Lights. The  holiday event kicks off on November 22. Tickets are now on sale. There will be all kinds of games and attractions, including a snow safari and Santa’s North Pole […]

  • Indiana police dispatcher hopes to find forever home for cat waiting at shelter for 100 days

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WJW) — A photo of a police dispatcher cuddling with a cat at the shelter is quickly going viral. According to the Bloomington Police Department in Indiana, Matt Smith stopped by the shelter this week to take some photos for the “Furever Friends” project. While there, he met five-year-old Nevada who has been there for nearly 100 days. “We weren’t sure if she liked strangers and we didn’t want to push her out of her comfort zone, but […]

  • ‘This is a great step’: Chattanooga Zoo announces successful hatching of critically endangered turtles

    CHATTANOOGA, Tn. (WJW) — The Chattanooga Zoo is excited to announce the successful hatching of Roti Island Snake-necked Turtles, which are critically endangered. “This is a great step towards our efforts to help conserve this species in the wild,” the zoo wrote on Facebook. The mother, Nessie, came to the zoo back in June from the Columbus Zoo. She was placed with a male for breeding and laid a clutch of eggs in her new habitat this August. The zoo […]

  • Driver in custody after hitting man and two girls waiting for school bus, police say

    FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. (WJW) — A 19-year-old is in police custody after he allegedly hit a man and his two young daughters who were waiting for the school bus Friday morning. According to WSB, the driver has been identified as Chris Frachiseur. He reportedly told deputies that he realized he was “too close to the bus” and decided to drive around it instead. The bus’ lights were flashing at the time. Deputies told 11Alive Frachiseur went onto the sidewalk and […]

  • Police: Ohio couple accused of possessing enough carfentanil to kill up to a million people

    HILLIARD, Ohio (WJW) — A couple from Columbus is facing multiple charges after police said they were found to be in possession of enough carfentanil to kill between 850,000 to 1.2 million people. According to the Hilliard Division of Police, officers arrested 20-year-old Alexis Hennen and 22-year-old Anthony Taylor last week during a drug trafficking investigation. On Thursday, the department received laboratory results from BCI, which showed the pair had 24.99 grams of carfentanil. The DEA said cartfentanil is normally […]

  • Act of kindness: Police officers pay off school lunch debt for students at Georgia high school

    COBB COUNTY, Ga. (WJW) — Officers from Cobb County in Georgia are being recognized for their act of kindness. According to WSB, the Fraternal Order of Police to pay off the lunch debt for students at Pebblebrook High School. “Here’s the biggest thing about school nutrition: hungry kids can’t learn,” Emily Hanlin said in an interview. She is in charge of food and nutrition services for the Cobb County School District. The TV outlet reports that 41% of the district […]

  • Paramedic accused of stealing diamond ring off dead patient’s finger, police say

    HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (WJW) — A paramedic from Arkansas is accused of stealing a diamond ring from a dead patient. According to the Sentinel-Record, Lisa Darlene Glaze, 50, was arrested on Monday. Police said she allegedly cut the ring off the woman’s finger at the hospital and then sold it to a pawn shop for $45. The victim’s sister was able to eventually get it back and have it appraised. It was determined to be a 1.7-carat ring valued at […]

  • Tallmadge police arrest suspect accused of purse thefts

    **Update: The Summit County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Jarod Lauderdale and charged him with (2) counts of Robbery (F-2) and (1) count of Theft (F-4)** TALLMADGE, Ohio (WJW)– Tallmadge police are asking for the public’s help identifying a suspected purse thief. According to the department, the man is accused of stealing from two women over the weekend while at local shopping plazas. The suspect allegedly pulled up to their vehicles after they had gotten into them, opened the passenger doors […]

  • Family told by HOA that it’s ‘too soon’ to decorate for Christmas, ordered to take down display

    SAN ANTONIO, Tx. (WJW) — A family is in shock after they were told by the homeowners association to take down their Christmas decorations. “I was like, ‘Wow, that’s a first,'” Nick Simonis said in an interview with WOIA. “I was angry, because there’s a reason why we’re doing it.” On Nov. 1, he set up a snowman, some reindeer and a Santa hanging from a helicopter in the front yard. A couple of days later, he got a letter […]

  • Sudden burst of snow causes several crashes in Streetsboro, fire department issues warning

    STREETSBORO, Ohio (WJW) — Streetsboro firefighters are warning drivers to use caution after a sudden burst of snow caused several crashes. According to the department’s Facebook post, they all happened just after 7 a.m. Tuesday. They also shared photos from an accident they responded to involving a van and a semi truck in the 700 block of Mondial Parkway. One person had to be extricated from the van and was taken to the hospital for a minor leg injury. Their […]

  • Here’s what you need to know about Ohio’s deer gun hunting season

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — ODNR is getting the word out about deer gun hunting season, which is coming up next month. According to a press release, the weeklong season goes from Dec. 2-8 with an extra weekend scheduled for Dec. 21-22. “Ohio’s deer hunting seasons provide the perfect chance to get outdoors and experience the Buckeye State’s bountiful deer hunting opportunities,” said Division of Wildlife Chief Kendra Wecker. “Deer hunting is a fun way to enjoy nature while making memories. Hunters […]

  • Wheel of Fortune’s Pat Sajak recovering from surgery, Vanna White to step in as host

    Vanna White is stepping in as the host of “Wheel of Fortune” after Pat Sajak underwent emergency surgery this week. According to a post on the show’s official Twitter account, he went in to correct a blocked intestine. Taping was cancelled for Thursday and resumed again on Friday with Vanna’s assistance. “He is resting comfortably and looking forward to getting back to work,” the show noted in the post. There was also a photo of the board with a custom […]

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