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  • Woman lost 2 sons in same night to opioids; fighting the crisis is now her life’s work

    GRANGER, Ind. – “Everything just kind of seemed like a blur that day,” Becky Savage said. “Your mind is not really meant to process something that extreme.” The day Savage is describing is June 14, 2015. Her two oldest sons, Nick and Jack, were celebrating at high school graduation parties the night before. The boys returned to the family’s Granger, Indiana home about 12:30 a.m. and checked in with their mom, who had been waiting up. The next morning, as […]

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  • Bundy sharp as Orioles beat Indians 3-1 to end 6-game skid

    BALTIMORE — Dylan Bundy pitched six innings of five-hit ball and struck out nine to secure his elusive first win of the season, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Cleveland Indians 3-1 Friday night to end a six-game losing streak. Manny Machado homered and Trey Mancini doubled in two runs for the Orioles, who were outscored 43-22 during an 0-6 trip through Boston and Detroit. Bundy (1-2) came in with a 1.40 ERA after allowing only four earned runs in […]

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  • KC family says 20-year-old killed by 15-year-old over PlayStation video game

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A metro mom is holding on to good memories of her son after he was allegedly killed last week over a video game. “He was a positive child. He loved sports, especially basketball, and he loved cooking. My son was a very good son,” Shantee Douglas said of her son, Larenzo Hudson. Kansas City police said last Saturday they were called to 56th Street and South Benton after gunshots rang out. Officers said they found Hudson […]

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  • Weekend weather outlook: String of sunny days

    CLEVELAND -  Get ready for a string of sunny days ahead! More importantly, we’re GRADUALLY warming up over the next several days! By Monday, temperatures will finally reach average ushering in the Spring feel we’ve been longing for. Here is a look at overnight temperatures into early Saturday morning:

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  • Pedestrian hit by semi near Bond Bridge; 2 lanes of southbound I-35 closed

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A pedestrian was hit by a semitrailer Friday night on southbound Interstate 35 near the Bond Bridge. Two southbound lanes of the interstate near Levee Road are closed as of 9:45 p.m. while emergency crews respond to the scene. Officials are encouraging drivers to take an alternate route. Information on injuries or the cause of the crash were not immediately available. FOX4 will update as more information is confirmed.

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  • Stars on campaign trail: Dave Matthews takes stage for Dennis Kucinich

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter and musician Dave Matthews came to Cleveland Friday night for a last-minute concert that was actually a political fundraiser for Ohio gubernatorial candidate Dennis Kucinich. “He’s got something that I think is worth traveling to support,” said Matthews in an exclusive sit-down interview with FOX 8 News reporter Suzanne Stratford. The two are good friends who first met 20 years ago at a Farm Aid benefit concert. Since then they’ve worked...

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  • She blamed genes for mysterious weight gain – until doctors found a massive tumor

    CHICAGO — A woman who thought the extra weight around her stomach was due to bad genes, was stunned to learn what was actually behind it. Kim Turner lives Bloomington, Illinois and three years ago, she noticed she was gaining weight. But she couldn’t seem to lose it. She also didn’t have much of an appetite. Turner knew  something was wrong, so she sought medical consultation at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. It was there oncologist Ajay Maker discovered she […]

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  • Teen raises over $10K to pay off other students’ debt, combat ‘lunch shaming’

    SUMMIT, N.J. — A New Jersey high school student has raised thousands of dollars to pay off the lunch debts of students at other schools after she says she was disturbed by the so-called "lunch shaming" she saw at her previous school, according to the Jersey Journal. "Students are put to work. So they have to clean tables and mop the floors to pay for their lunch,” 16-year-old Keertana Talla, who now attends Kent Place School in New Jersey, told WPIX. Talla started a fundraising campaign to...

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  • Teen raises over $10K to pay off other students’ debt, combat ‘lunch shaming’

    SUMMIT, N.J. — A New Jersey high school student has raised thousands of dollars to pay off the lunch debts of students at other schools after she says she was disturbed by the so-called "lunch shaming" she saw at her previous school, according to the Jersey Journal. "Students are put to work. So they have to clean tables and mop the floors to pay for their lunch,” 16-year-old Keertana Talla, who now attends Kent Place School in New Jersey, told WPIX. Talla started a fundraising campaign to...

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  • Someone is shooting out windows of cars in Elyria

    ELYRIA, Ohio– Police in Elyria are trying to find the person or people responsible for shooting out the windows of a dozen cars in the city early Thursday morning. “I thought it was just a random act that mine were shot out and he said no, they were actually leaving my house to go to a couple of other houses to do reports on their windows,” said Lana Altomare, who lives on Stanford Avenue. Thursday afternoon, Dan and Lana Altomare […]

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  • Game 3: Cleveland Cavaliers fall to Indiana Pacers

    INDIANAPOLIS -- The Cleveland Cavaliers fell to the Indiana Pacers in Game 3 Friday night, giving the Pacers a 2-1 lead in the series. Final score: 92-90. Game 4 is Sunday night at 8:30 p.m. in Indianapolis. Stay tuned for highlights.... **More on the Cavs**

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  • Read a love letter from George H.W. Bush sent to Barbara Bush during WWII

    "I love you, precious, with all my heart and to know that you love me means my life," George H.W. Bush wrote to his future wife 75 years ago. In 1943, Bush was more than 40 years away from becoming the 41st President of the United States. He was 19 and serving in the Navy during World War II. He was also deeply in love with his fiancee, Ms. Barbara Pierce, who would go on to be a beloved First Lady.

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  • University Hospitals shares update with employees after fertility clinic failure

    CLEVELAND — University Hospitals on Thursday shared an update with its employees after more than 4,000 embryos were likely destroyed in a storage tank failure at UH’s Ahuja Medical Center in March. The memo from UH Chief Executive Officer Thomas F. Zenty III to hospital employees was shared with FOX 8 News on Friday. Zenty says UH has taken “several actions as a result of the incident to improve laboratory safety” at the fertility clinic. He says the hospital has changed equipment […]

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  • ‘Hero’ officer stopped Florida school shooter in 3 minutes, sheriff says

    OCALA, Fla. – A school resource officer is being praised for his taking quick action to stop a Florida school shooting Friday morning. One student was wounded at Forest High School in Ocala, Florida, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office said. The incident occurred shortly before students were to walk out as part of a national protest against gun violence. A resource officer, Deputy Jimmy Long, heard a loud bang at 8:39 a.m. and rushed to the scene, Sheriff Billy Woods […]

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  • After baby hears for first time in viral video, mom works to empower other parents

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The emotional video shows Baby Charlotte, or Charly as she’s affectionately known, go from fussing, to a smile, to almost crying as she hears her mother’s voice for the first time. The moment, possible thanks to Charly’s cochlear implants, has been viewed more than 12 million times on YouTube. “I could see in her eyes and her face that she was really, really happy,” Christy Keane told WTKR. When Charly was born, she failed her first hearing test. Christy, […]

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  • Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson responds to teen’s promposal with big surprise

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The odds of a “yes” were slim, but the payoff was still huge for one Minnesota teenager who asked Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to the prom. @TheRock PROM?! pic.twitter.com/VyHhrpVQYe — katie k (@katiekelzenberg) April 15, 2018 Katie Kelzenberg, a high school student at Stillwater Area High School in Minnesota, posted a video to Twitter on Sunday, asking the former pro wrestler and “Rampage” star to prom. As an added touch, the teen wore the same 90s throwback look […]

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  • After baby hears for first time in viral video, mom works to empower other parents

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The emotional video shows Baby Charlotte, or Charly as she’s affectionately known, go from fussing, to a smile, to almost crying as she hears her mother’s voice for the first time. The moment, possible thanks to Charly’s cochlear implants, has been viewed more than 12 million times on YouTube. “I could see in her eyes and her face that she was really, really happy,” Christy Keane told WTKR. When Charly was born, she failed her first hearing test. Christy, […]

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  • Metro police work to raise awareness of driving high as 4/20 grows in popularity

    PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. — “Driving high? Kiss your license goodbye!” That’s what law enforcement agencies in six states, including Kansas and Missouri, are using as the slogan for a new impaired driving enforcement campaign. They say with Friday being April 20, or 420, a day associated with smoking weed, it’s a good time to raise awareness about the risks of driving high. Prairie Village Police Sgt. Eric McCullough will hit the streets Friday night, doing saturation patrols and looking out […]

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  • 10-person kidney transplant chain celebrated at KU Hospital as donors, recipients meet

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- It's been called the greatest gift a person can give. Ten people -- five kidney donors and five recipients -- gathered Friday at the University of Kansas Health System. It was the first time generous donors and appreciative recipients had met face-to-face. When it comes to organ transplants, matches aren't always obvious. On Friday, the donors and recipients met at the hospital where their surgeries were performed in January. As the ceremony began, donors sat...

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  • Actress arrested in sex trafficking in ‘guru to stars’ case

    NEW YORK- A television actress best known for playing a young Superman’s close friend pleaded not guilty Friday to sex trafficking after federal prosecutors said she worked as a slave “master” recruiting unsuspecting women to a cult-like group led by a man who sold himself as a self-improvement guru to the stars. Allison Mack was accused in an indictment unsealed by the federal court in Brooklyn. She entered her plea and was remanded to custody after Judge Cheryl Pollak refused […]

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  • KCMO firefighters train for flight disasters after Southwest emergency landing

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Flying can be stressful enough when you travel, but passengers flying out of metro airports can rest a little safer knowing fire fighters are prepared. The Kansas City Fire Department Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting unit are training from April 16-26 for a number of aircraft disasters. They use a number of techniques on a prop plane that they can attack with fire-fighting and combat tactics. “They need to be able to put the fires out […]

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  • More than 1,000 metro women come together for heart health event

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Heart disease is the number one killer for women. It steals one in every three. Women across the metro came together Friday to learn and support each other at the “Go Red” luncheon. More than 1,000 women donned red in solidarity. The keynote speaker for the event, Belinda Waggoner, came last year and a few weeks after suffered a heart attack. Waggoner said she was blessed to survive. “One in three women will die from a […]

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  • Prison letter sparks new investigation involving killer: I-Team

    CLEVELAND- The FOX 8 I-Team has obtained a letter investigators say they got from a convicted killer, and it has sparked an investigation into whether or not he also helped send an innocent man to prison. Cuyahoga County prosecutors are investigating a letter they say was sent to them and others from Robert Yates. He recently went to prison for 42 years-to-life for a string of violent crimes including a murder in Cleveland. Yates had been facing the possibility of […]

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  • Summit brings community together for discussion on gun violence in Kansas City

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — People from across the country participated in the Kansas City Gun Violence Summit on Friday, where the conversation covered a wide range of topics, including how gun laws have changed in Missouri and the fallout from gun violence in Kansas City. One of the most powerful sessions of the day was about how gun violence affects students and schools. “Nineteen years ago today I was a 16-year-old junior. I was a dorky kid that was over-involved […]

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