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  • Vote now: Cool Schools!

    All school year, we are celebrating some of the coolest schools in Northeast Ohio. Each week there will be three nominees. Voting starts at 4 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.

  • Terrifying video shows worker jump as semi pulls live wire from burning utility pole

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A terrifying ordeal for a utility worker on a cherry picker along I-90. A power pole caught on fire just before 3:30 a.m. near E. 152nd St. I-90 was closed in both directions from Eddy Rd. to E. 156th St. The interstate has since been reopened in both directions. It continued to burn until it snapped around 5:15 a.m. A utility worker was working on the wires when a semi drove by pulling the wires from the dangling […]

  • Research: Average NFL fan spends 46 hours a month thinking about favorite team

    It seems hard to believe, but new research shows the average NFL fan spends almost two full days thinking, talking, or reading about their favorite team. Ticketmaster polled 2,000 NFL fans in a new survey “OfficialFan,” conducted by OnePoll, the New York Post reported. The poll found the average fan spends 46 hours per month thinking about their team. A large majority, 84-percent, said that when their team is playing they drop everything they’re doing to watch the game. More […]

  • Report: Ohio sees record-breaking year for organ donations

    When it comes to organ donation in Ohio, 2018 was a very good year. Lifeline of Ohio told WBNS that organ, eye, and tissue donations broke records in Ohio last year. As a result, nearly 370 lives were saved. Still, Lifeline of Ohio said some 3,000 Ohioans are still waiting for a life-saving organ donation. Nationwide, there are an estimated 114,000 people waiting. To register to become an organ donor, click here.

  • Kinsner Elementary is the next Cool School

    Congratulations to the students and staff at Kinsner Elementary  School in Strongsville. That school is the next Fox 8 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 4 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.

  • Ohio man’s handicap-accessible snow fort melts hearts

    CINCINNATI — When Greggory Eichhorn’s friend posted a picture of the handicap-accessible snow fort he built for his daughter, he had no idea the impact it would have. Since it was posted to Reddit on Monday, it’s been Upvoted more than 71,000 times. Nearly a thousand people have left comments. My buddy Gregg built this handicap accessible snow fort for his daughter from pics Eichhorn and his wife have nine adopted children — all with special needs. So when Gregory […]

  • Build-A-Bear to celebrate ‘National Hug Day’ with deal on bears

    Build-A-Bear is offering a two-day deal on some of it’s “‘Lil Teddy Bears” to celebrate “National Hug Day.” According to the company’s website, three teddy bears will be offered in stores for just $5.50 on Sunday, Jan. 20th and Monday, Jan. 21th. CeleBEARate National Hug Day with a beary special offer! Join us in stores on 1/20 and 1/21 to make select furry friends for just $5.50/£5.50 each! #NationalHugDay More info: https://t.co/VgOePK7oCH pic.twitter.com/J02PjKF7rh — Build-A-Bear Workshop (@buildabear) January 14, 2019 […]

  • Price hike unlikely to chase Netflix customers away, expert says

    If you’re one of the 58 million Americans with a Netflix account, get ready to pay more each month. The subscription video service announced Tuesday it was raising prices for most subscribers by about $2 per month. Experts say that increase is unlikely to chase subscribers away. In an article on Yahoo! Finance, Technology Editor Daniel Howley said that while a couple dollars probably won’t cause customers to cancel their subscription, raising prices to $20 a month could be a […]

  • Cleveland firefighter injured battling house fire

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – A Cleveland firefighter was hurt battling a house fire on the city’s east side. Flames broke out in a house on E. 120th St. around 4:30 a.m. It happened at a house a couple of blocks north of St. Clair Ave. Flames could be seen shooting from the third story of the house. Firefighters didn’t find anyone inside after a search of the home. The firefighter who was injured was taken to the hospital. FOX 8 has […]

  • Police investigate double shooting outside Cleveland strip club

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland police are investigating a double shooting outside a strip club on the city’s east side. Officers were called to the Alibi Inn on Rockwell Ave. just before 2:30 a.m. Friday. When they arrived, they found one person shot in the foot, another shot in the leg. Both were taken to local hospitals in stable condition. Police have not released any information on possible suspects. Detectives found 15 – 20 shell casings on the street outside the club. […]

  • Arizona police officer hit and killed by driver who admitted to texting behind the wheel

    SCOTTSDALE, Arizona — A police officer in Arizona was killed Tuesday night after he was hit by a car during a traffic stop. The driver of the vehicle that hit Clayton Townsend admitted that he was texting while driving, the Arizona Department of Public Safety said in a news release. Jerry Sanstead, 40, went before a judge on Wednesday to face charges of manslaughter, endangerment, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He pleaded not guilty and bond was set […]

  • Fast food restaurant closed for cleaning after man brings dead raccoon inside

    WARNING: Some may find the video at the bottom of this story to be disturbing SAN FRANCISCO, California — It’s the last thing you’d want to see in any restaurant — an animal carcass placed on a table. But that’s exactly what happened inside a San Francisco McDonald’s on Sunday. Chris Brooks told KGO-TV he was eating breakfast when he saw an elderly man walk in and put a dead raccoon on a table. He left the restaurant and started […]