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  • Little boy invites his entire kindergarten class to witness his adoption

    KENT COUNTY, Mich. (WJW) — A beautiful story has gone viral after a little boy invited his entire kindergarten class to witness his adoption. Kent County, Michigan, posted an absolutely adorable photo on its Facebook page Thursday showing Michael at the adoption hearing, with his classmates looking on behind him. Thursday was Kent County court’s annual Adoption Day and 37 children were adopted. According to WOOD TV, Michael was one of them. And, there wasn’t a dry eye in the […]

  • Richmond Heights police looking for missing 17-year-old boy

    RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Ohio (WJW) — Richmond Heights police on Thursday asked for help locating a missing boy. According to a post on the department’s Facebook page, police are investigating a missing juvenile complaint concerning Nasir Moore, 17. The teen has been missing since November 30. He is 5’6,” with brown eyes and black hair. Please call 216-486-1234 if you know his whereabouts.

  • Police say Vietnam veteran was trying to stop an assault on women when he was killed at laundromat

    MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio (WJW) — Maple Heights police say a man has been charged with aggravated murder in the shooting death of a man at a laundromat on Broadway Avenue. According to police, officers responded to a report of shots fired at the Wash-N-Dry Laundromat on Dec. 2. Police found a 73-year-old man, identified as David C. Brown, who had been shot and was deceased. An investigation by detectives revealed the suspect,, 31, was assaulting some women with a weapon […]

  • Investigators say they can’t determine if power outage had any involvement in fire at African Safari Wildlife Park

    PORT CLINTON, Ohio (WJW) — The Division of State Fire Marshal’s Fire and Explosion Investigation Bureau on Wednesday said it completed its investigation into a fire at African Safari Wildlife Park in Port Clinton, Ohio, on Thanksgiving that led to the deaths of 10 animals. Investigators found the fire started in the southwest portion of the barn. That is the area that was occupied by  three giraffes, three red river hogs, three bongos and a springbok that died in the […]

  • 36,000 customers without power due to high winds in Ohio

    CUYAHOGA COUNTY, Ohio (WJW) – There are now over 36,000 FirstEnergy customers without power throughout Ohio on Wednesday. According to FirstEnergy’s outage map, there are about 13,000 customers affected in Cuyahoga County. About 6,000 outages are in Summit County. Cleveland Public Power says they were also dealing with scattered outages on both the east and west sides of town. Public Square has been closed after the Christmas tree began to lean due to high winds. According to the Cleveland Police […]

  • Police say 1 dead in crash involving 5 vehicles in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND (WJW) — Cleveland police are investigating a deadly multiple-vehicle crash on Wednesday. Police say the accident, which happened on E 55th and Broadway, involved five vehicles. One person died in the crash; another person was ejected from a vehicle. Fire, EMS and the accident investigation unit have all responded to the scene. We will update this story as soon as we learn more.

  • All lanes of SR 8 in Stow now open after crash

    STOW, Ohio (WJW) — A portion of SR 8 was reopened at around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday following a crash. According to ODOT, the southbound lanes of SR 8 between Seasons Rd. and Steels Corners Rd.  were closed Tuesday afternoon, and drivers were asked to avoid the area at the time. FOX 8 has reached out for additional information. TRAFFIC ALERT: #SummitCounty SR 8 southbound between Seasons Rd. and Steels Corners Rd. is closed due to a crash. Motorists are advised […]

  • Rittman police warn residents, businesses about counterfeit money being used in the city

    RITTMAN, Ohio (WJW) — Police in Rittman are sharing a warning about counterfeit money that’s being used in the city. According to a post on the department’s Facebook page, residents and businesses are being given a heads up that the fake money is being used mostly in businesses within the city. It’s being copied on a color copier. If you have any questions or information about the counterfeit money, you’re asked to contact Officer Ries at the Rittman Police Department […]

  • Body of pregnant Mansfield woman found in Dayton, person of interest in custody

    DAYTON, Ohio (WJW) — The body of a missing Mansfield woman was found in Dayton Monday morning, police said. Kyla Hayton, 20, and Todd Burkhart, 28, were reported missing last week. Family members told Mansfield police they last heard from Hayton, who is five months pregnant, on Nov. 16. The couple was recently traveling to Columbus and Dayton, where their car was found on Wednesday. Dayton police said they received a tip call on Friday to check for a phone […]

  • I-480 reopens in Independence following crash

    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (WJW) — Independence police tell FOX 8 a crash has shut down the eastbound lanes of I-480 Sunday night. The accident, which reportedly involved multiple vehicles, happened on 480 at the I-77 split. Multiple agencies were on-scene assisting with the crash. No other details were immediately available.

  • Hospital dresses up babies to look like characters from ‘Frozen’

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (WJW) — These little sweethearts will totally melt your heart. Saint Luke’s South Hospital in Overland Park, Kansas, shared photos of newborns dressed like characters from “Frozen.” The babies are dressed to look like Anna, Elsa and Olaf. “Our maternity ward at Saint Luke’s South has been “Frozen” over. Anna, Elsa, and Olaf are here and they all like warm hugs. Remember, love is always an open door at Saint Luke’s. Don’t let it go!” the hospital […]

  • Man confessed to killing girlfriend in Akron home, police say

    AKRON, Ohio (WJW) — Akron police on Friday released more information in the murder investigation of a 40-year-old woman. According to police, officers responded to Chittenden St. Thursday at around 8:38 p.m. after receiving a 911 call from Ricardo Marshall, 36. He told police he found his girlfriend on the first floor of the home; he said she wasn’t breathing. When officers arrived, they were informed by medics that the woman had passed away. The medical examiner reports the victim […]

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