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  • Winter weather gallery: Share your snowy photos with us

    CLEVELAND – The snow is on the way and we want to see your photos! Whether your kids are playing outside, or your yard is just blanketed in snow, we want you to share those photos with us. Click the submit button below or email your photos to Click here for the Fox 8 weather warnings page. There is a Lake Effect Snow Advisory for several counties in Northeast Ohio lasting through 1 PM Monday.  Ashtabula and Geauga County […]

  • Search for Cleveland abduction suspect expanded to Michigan, New York

    CLEVELAND –  The search for a male suspect in the case of a young girl’s abduction from her west side home in May and an attempted abduction in Elyria in February has been expanded. **see more in the video above** According to the Cleveland FBI, the search has been widened to Columbus, Cincinnati, Detroit and Buffalo. The FBI is expanding its search for this predator to neighboring localities – some of which are in neighboring states; Buffalo, Detroit, Columbus, and Cincinnati. There is […]

  • FBI releases updated photos, video related to abduction of 6-year-old Cleveland girl

    CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Division of the FBI has released two new photos and a video related to the abduction of a 6-year-old girl. The little girl was taken from inside her home on West 104th Street this past Saturday by an unknown man. The man in the photos and videos is a person of interest. Officials say he was in the area of West 105th around 2 a.m. exactly one week before the little girl was taken from her home. They […]

  • Photo gallery: Several areas see damage from afternoon storms

    Several areas across Northeast Ohio saw some damage from storms this afternoon. Meteorologist Jenn Harcher said some winds reached 60 mph as the storms moved through. There is currently a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for some counties Northeast Ohio until 10 p.m. If you have any storm pictures to share, email them to or click the submit button below. CLICK HERE to for all information about warnings in the area.

  • Community holds vigil after woman abducted, bodies found in Ashland and Richland counties

    ASHLAND – Members of the Ashland community are holding a vigil for the victims involved in the abduction and murders in Ashland and Richland Counties. Many people brought candles to honor the victims. On Tuesday morning, a woman called from inside an Ashland home saying she had been abducted. Police arrived, rescued the woman and arrested 40-year-old Shawn Grate. Investigators discovered two bodies in the abandoned home. One victim was identified as 43-year-old Stacey Stanley. Grate then led police to […]

  • ‘This is a tragedy:’ Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper remembered after being struck on I-90

    CLEVELAND – Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper Kenneth Velez, 48, was killed after being struck during a traffic stop on Thursday afternoon. Velez was conducting a stop when he was hit while outside of his patrol car on I-90 westbound near the Warren Road exit. “This is a tragedy for the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Department of Public Safety,” Ohio State Highway Patrol Superintendent Colonel Paul Pride said. “Our prayers go out to the Velez family during this difficult time.” “I’m […]

  • Donald Trump speaks at rally at Canton Memorial Civic Center

    CANTON – Donald Trump spoke at the Canton Memorial Civic Center, his third visit to Northeast Ohio this month. Before his rally, Trump made a stop at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton as well. On Wednesday, Canton Mayor Thomas Bernabei said he requested the estimated $20,000 cost of added police and fire personnel, as well as the facility fee at the city-owned Canton Memorial Civic Center, be paid ahead of Trump’s visit. “This is applicable either to Mr. Trump, […]

  • Exclusive: Great-grandmother of child in viral overdose photo says he’s a happy little boy

    EAST LIVERPOOL – A little boy who was seen in a viral photo sitting in the backseat of an SUV while two adults overdosed in the front seat had a great upbringing, according to his great-grandmother. Barbara McCullough, 84, spoke exclusively with Fox 8 News, saying she raised the little boy for most of his life, but that his grandmother, Rhonda Pasek, was recently awarded custody because of McCullough’s age. The child’s mother battled with drug use, that is why McCullough was awarded […]

  • Local artist sketches portrait of LeBron James to honor the NBA Champion Cavaliers

    CLEVELAND – Local artist Jon Kardamis created an amazing portrait of LeBron James after the Cleveland Cavaliers won the 2016 NBA Championship. Kardamis decided to create this piece after the NBA Finals win and made the video above as a tribute to the Cavaliers success. Kardamis, who is a portrait artist, tells Fox 8 that since graduating with a studio art degree he has created more than 30 commissioned oil and charcoal paintings. They typically take between 15-60 hours to complete. This portrait took […]

  • ‘I’ve been abducted:’ Woman calls 911 from inside Ashland home where 2 bodies were found

    ASHLAND, Ohio — Police released the 911 call from a woman who called from inside a house on Tuesday saying she was abducted. Police arrived on the scene shortly after and the woman was rescued. *CLICK the video to hear the entire 911 call* In the 911 call, she can be heard whispering and tells the dispatcher that her abductor, Shawn Grate, is asleep in the bedroom of the home. Later on Tuesday, three dead bodies were found at properties […]

  • Heartwarming moment: Mom captures photo of daughter praying at 9/11 memorial

    AVON LAKE  – One local mother captured a very heartwarming photo of her daughter to remember 9/11. Miranda Snyder Hagan shared the photo of her 8-year-old daughter kneeling in prayer in front of Avon Lake High School. Hagan said the school placed an American flag out front to honor each life that was lost in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Sunday marks 15 years since the attacks. Hagan said when they drove by the memorial, her daughter wanted to take a moment […]

  • ‘He’s my hero:’ Teen born after her dad died on 9/11 talks about life without him

    Robyn Higley is one of several teens being featured in a new documentary “The Children of 9/11: 15 Years Later,” on the new People/Entertainment Weekly Network. According to ABC News, Robyn, 14, was born just 7 weeks after her father Robert was killed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Robyn said she is comforted knowing that her dad helped save others in his final moments. “I wish I could grieve. I was too young to grieve, I didn’t know what was happening, and […]

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