LORAIN, Ohio — Hundreds, if not thousands, of needles were found at a Lorain home where two men died from an opioid overdose this week, according to the Lorain Police Department. On Wednesday, police responded to a home on West 26th Street and found two men lying on a tattered mattress on the floor in […]

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Former NBA player Rasual Butler and his wife were killed in a solo-vehicle, high-speed crash in a Los Angeles neighborhood early Wednesday morning, officials said. The couple was in a newer-model Range Rover when it crashed at about 2:25 a.m. The SUV was on Ventura Boulevard when the vehicle lost control, hit […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upheld the wrongful death jury verdict on behalf of the estate of Kenneth Smith against Cleveland Police Officer Roger Jones. Smith, a 20-year-old rising hip hop artist, was unarmed and surrendering when he was shot in the head outside of a stopped vehicle […]

CLEVELAND– Fired Cleveland Police Officer Michael Brelo is commenting for the first time since the November 2012 police chase and shooting. Brelo gave a statement exclusively to the FOX 8 I-Team Wednesday, a day after the arbitrator’s ruling was released. “I’m very disappointed with the arbitrator’s ruling. We are looking into an appeal,” Brelo stated. […]

DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Michael Brelo will remained fired, but five other Cleveland police officers involved in the 137-shots chase are getting their jobs back. Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams died in that 2012 police chase. A member of the Cleveland Clergy Alliance has described the chase as such: “Two unarmed citizens were shot down […]

Mount Zion Baptist Church in Huntsville, Alabama is where the bus is originally from.   ATLANTA — A church bus crashed outside of Atlanta Thursday afternoon. At least 17 people, including some children, were hurt. Helicopter video of the crash scene showed the charter bus overturned onto its top. The front of the bus was resting […]

AKRON, OH (WOIO) – Eight days after the fatal Fultz Street fire in Akron, state and local officials announced the arrest of 58-year-old Stanley Ford. Officials made the announcement at a news conference Tuesday, after determining the cause of the fire was arson. Ford has been charged with one count of aggravated arson and seven counts of aggravated […]

CLEVELAND – For the second straight month, Cuyahoga County may set a record for opioid deaths as the drug epidemic continues to make a toehold in Northeast Ohio. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office said 52 people died in September due to heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil, or a combination of all three. September’s overdose deaths number […]

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio – The Islamic Society of Akron and Kent released a strongly worded statement condemning the cold-blooded massacre inside an Orlando gay bar. “The heinous act act of violence by a deranged man with a Muslim background is utterly indefensible,” the statement reads. ISAK said members of the Muslim community in Northeast Ohio […]

CLEVELAND – Fired Cleveland Police Officer Brian Sabolik says he is still in shock that he was let go due to his actions in the November 29, 2012 chase and shooting. “It’s like a bad dream and I keep thinking I am going to wake up and it will be back to normal,” Sabolik told […]

Despite losing most of their territory to the Nigerian army, Boko Haram has continued to take their bombings to local markets, where 32 people were killed in their latest attack. According to Al Jazeera, Red Cross and National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said the bombing happened on Tuesday at a fruit and vegetable market in […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – After several shootings in three days, including five deadly, Cleveland’s leaders offered updates and answered questions at a press conference on Monday. Over the weekend, five people were killed in separate shootings and several more injured, including a 10-year-old boy who witnessed his father’s death. Deputy Chief Edward Tomba provided updates on all five cases. […]