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  • Missing: Dakota McIlvaine

    FOX 8 has relaunched our missing persons segments with the help of Amanda Berry. We hope the segments will help loved ones reunite with their missing family members. Dakota McIlvaine, 15, was last seen May 24 in Cleveland. He was wearing a gray zip-up jacket and black sweatpants with a yellow stripe. He was carrying a bookbag. Dakota is a student at Max Hayes. Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Van Buren with the Cleveland Police Department at […]

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  • Ohio students could soon get a lesson in cursive writing

    In an era of texting, technology rules over an old fashioned penned letter for most children and teens. On Wednesday, Ohio House Bill 58, sponsored by House Education Committee Chairman Andrew Brenner, R-Powell, passed 87-4. The bill would create a curriculum to teach cursive to students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The state doesn’t currently require that cursive be taught in schools, and it’s not part of the multi-state Common Core standards on which Ohio’s standards are based. The...

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  • There are 2,300 migrant kids spread across the US. What happens to them next?

    (CNN) — After days of backlash over children getting separated from their parents on the southern border, President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order to detain families together as they attempt to enter the United States illegally. But it raises questions about where all the families will be housed and whether the at least 2,300 children separated from their relatives will be reunited. While the President reversed course after days of digging in, finding a balance between...

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  • ‘Welcome to America’: TIME cover features Trump towering over sobbing girl whose mother is detained

    The Trump administration’s policy that effectively separated families crossing the US border has held up a big, glaring mirror to America’s moral character. In TIME magazine’s latest cover, the reflection is met with indifference in the face of human suffering. In the stark photo illustration, the towering figure of Trump looms over a sobbing child, who is the subject of a now-iconic photograph taken recently by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer John Moore. “Welcome to America,” the...

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  • Man stabbed 3 times in Jersey City, cops say

    The victim was stabbed early Thursday morning. A 27-year-old man was stabbed three times early Thursday morning in Jersey City, authorities said.  Jersey City police officers responded to the area of Fulton Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive around 2:30 a.m. on a call of a male being stabbed, Jersey City spokeswoman Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione said. There, they found the victim with three stab wounds -- one of his upper left shoulder, one to his back, and a small...

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  • Supreme Court rules for states in online sales tax case

    WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court says states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax. The 5-4 ruling Thursday is a win for states, who said they were losing out on billions of dollars annually under two decades-old Supreme Court decisions that impacted online sales tax collection. The high court ruled Thursday to overturn those decisions. They had resulted in some companies not collecting sales tax on every online purchase. The cases the court overturned said that if a business was...

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  • Hearing set for convicted rapist; Second man arrested in the case

    CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio– Hours before a hearing that could set a convicted rapist free, another man has been indicted in the case. In 2001, a woman in Cleveland Heights was attacked going to her apartment. The Ohio Innocence Project is pushing to free Christopher Miller, saying new DNA tests clear him. He is serving a 40-year sentence. A Cuyahoga County Judge is holding a hearing on Thursday to decide what happens next in the case. Meantime, as a result of […]

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  • 4 more charged with Hurricane Sandy relief fraud to repair vacation homes

    The accusations announced on Wednesday bring the total number of people charged with Sandy relief fraud in the state to 116 since March 2014 Four more people have been charged with defrauding New Jersey and the federal government out of Hurricane Sandy relief money by claiming their damaged vacation properties were their primary residences, authorities said. The accusations announced on Wednesday bring the total number of people charged with Sandy relief fraud in...

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  • Beach hazards statement issued along Lake Erie shores

    CLEVELAND-- The National Weather Service issued a beach hazards statement in effect from 5 p.m. Thursday through Friday morning. There is a high swimming risk from waves and dangerous currents for beaches from Maumee Bay State Park in Lucas County to Huntington Beach in Cuyahoga County. A beach hazards statement is issued when swimming risks exist from a combination of wind and large waves including rip currents and longshore currents. These swimming risks can create life-threatening...

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  • Rider University, buyer ink deal for Westminster Choir College

    The buy has agreed to invest an additional $16 million in Westminster, Rider says Rider University announced on Thursday it has signed a purchase and sale agreement with the Chinese company to sell its Westminster Choir College in Princeton. The Lawrence-based university said in February it had a non-binding, $40 million deal with Beijing Kaiwen Education Technology Co. Ltd. for the sale of Westminster. Now, Rider and Kaiwen have agreed on a binding deal that Rider...

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  • Florida man charged with murder in rapper XXXTentacion’s killing, police say

    A 22-year-old man has been arrested and charged with murder in the fatal Broward County, Florida, shooting of rapper XXXTentacion, police said Thursday. Authorities arrested Dedrick Williams of Pompano Beach on Wednesday evening and charged him with first-degree murder. His inmate record describes the charge as "murder dangerous depraved (without) premeditation." In many states, first-degree murder is premeditated, but Florida's law allows suspects to be charged with the crime if...

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  • Who was Joseph Newton Chandler III? Authorities to reveal true identity of mystery man

    EASTLAKE, Ohio — Authorities in Ohio are prepared to announce the identity of a man whose 2002 suicide led to extensive speculation about who he actually was. The U.S. Marshal’s Office is holding a news conference Thursday afternoon with other law enforcement agencies in Cleveland promising to unravel the mystery surrounding a man known as Joseph Newton Chandler III. The real Joseph Newton Chandler III was an 8-year-old boy from Buffalo killed in a car crash with his parents in […]

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  • Suspect arrested in 2017 Lakewood murder

    LAKEWOOD, Ohio-- Police arrested a suspect on Tuesday in the murder of a Lakewood man. Charles A. Muscatello, 39, is charged with murder and is set to appear in Lakewood Municipal Court. Maurice K. Goins, 53, was found dead in his apartment in Madison Avenue on Aug. 6, 2017. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office ruled his death a homicide and detectives have been investigating the case over the past 10 months.

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  • NE Ohio Latinx leaders respond to recent ICE raids

    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Latinx leaders from throughout Northeast Ohio spoke out Thursday in response to the recent the Ohio ICE raids. The leaders called out the the recent workplace raids enforced under the Trump administration and the effects of the raids on Latinx communities throughout Ohio. At a meat processing plant in Salem, agents arrested 146 employees for immigration violations Tuesday.  Search warrants were also executed at Fresh Mark locations on South Way Street SW in...

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  • Family, friends and fans of fashion designer Kate Spade will gather for her funeral in KC

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A large crowd is expected to pay respects to Kansas City native and fashion designer Kate Spade Thursday afternoon. The funeral takes place at Redemptorist Church in midtown at 3 p.m. It is open to the public, but seating will be limited. Not only is Kansas City Spade’s hometown, but the church where her funeral will be held is where her grandparents were married. The seating to pay respects for Spade is on a first come first serve […]

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  • Orlando International Airport to scan faces of US citizens

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida's busiest airport is becoming the first in the nation to require a face scan of passengers on all arriving and departing international flights, including U.S. citizens, according to officials there. The expected announcement Thursday at Orlando International Airport alarms some privacy advocates who say there are no formal rules in place for handling data gleaned from the scans, nor formal guidelines on what should happen if a passenger is wrongly prevented...

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  • Mom says, N.J. school tried to make my kid Muslim. Judge says, Go to court.

    Judge Kevin McNulty said in the decision, on a motion filed by the school district's attorney to dismiss the lawsuit, that the 'untested' scenario merits further exploration. A federal judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a Chatham mother who says the school district forced her son to watch Islamic conversion videos and ignored the study of Christianity and Judaism. Libby Hilsenrath filed the lawsuit, on behalf of her child (identified as C.H. in...

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  • ‘I’ve never been out’: Chilling 911 call reveals abuse in Turpin family

    PERRIS, Calif. — The 17-year-old girl who called police to report her allegedly abusive parents in Perris, California, said the house the family lived in smelled so badly that she could barely breathe, and she thought she and her 12 siblings might need to go to the doctor. And when she struggled to remember the address of the home, the 911 operator asked her if she was around the corner from her house. “Yeah, I think,” the girl said. “I’ve […]

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  • Rescuers save baby osprey tangled in balloon ribbon in N.J. state park nest

    Volunteers also pulled a pile of plastic debris out of the osprey nest at the top of platform at Island Beach State Park Two volunteer groups and the Seaside Heights public works department teamed to help a baby osprey that had a balloon ribbon tangled around its leg in a nest at Island Beach State Park The nearby borough provided a bucket truck to help volunteers remove the ribbon from the three-week old nestling and clean a significant amount of plastic debris...

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  • Latinos will outnumber whites in Texas, but not until 2022, new data suggests

    Hispanics on pace to outnumber whites in Texas by 2022... (Third column, 3rd story, link) Related stories:Smuggler abandons 6-year-old in Arizona desert...Immigration fears fuel crisis in Western politics...Outrage Over Trump's Detention Centers -- But They're Actually Obama's... Advertise here

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  • N.J. politician: Teachers are 'morally obligated' to carry guns in school

    A Raritan Township committee member says guns are not the problem. A municipal elected official in Hunterdon County is drawing criticism from the state's largest teachers union after asserting that only educators authorized to carry weapons should be allowed in N.J. schools. Raritan Township Committee member Louis Carl Reiner argued that state lawmakers should approve legislation "making concealed carrying of a firearm mandatory as a condition of employment," in a...

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  • Man who opened fire on crowd faces decades in prison

    Luis Rivera, 29, was found guilty of five counts of attempted murder, aggravated assault and weapons charges A Paterson man who walked up to a crowd of people outside a multi-family home last summer and started shooting, striking one person three times, faces decades in prison following a conviction in court Wednesday. Luis Rivera   Luis Rivera, 29, was found guilty of five counts of attempted murder after a week-long trial and one day of jury deliberations,...

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  • Hundreds will gather to honor lives of two Wyandotte County deputies killed in the line of duty

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Two Wyandotte County deputies killed in the line of duty will be honored Thursday at Children’s Mercy Park. The funeral for both Deputy Patrick Rohrer and Deputy Theresa King begins at 9 a.m., and the public is invited to attend. Wyandotte County Sheriff Don Ash, two of Deputy King’s children and several other people are expected to speak. Many of the Unified Government offices plan to close Thursday so their employees can attend. About an hour before […]

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  • Ex-Air Force captain gets 5 years for online sex chats with 14-year-old

    Donald Beckwith, 34, of Browns Mills, was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty in February to one count of solicitation A former Air Force captain from New Jersey has been sentenced by a Delaware judge to five years in prison for sexual solicitation of a child. Donald Beckwith  Donald Beckwith, 34, of Browns Mills, New Jersey, was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty in February to one count of solicitation. New Jersey State Police arrested Beckwith last...

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