Thousands still without power in Cuyahoga County after Friday night storm
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 01:06
CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio– One day after the National Weather Service confirmed a microburst ripped through Cleveland Heights, thousands remain without power across several east side communities. Monday afternoon, a FirstEnergy spokesperson said more than 3,000 people across Cuyahoga County still do not have power. The Friday night storm uprooted trees and downed around 120 power lines. “The last few days have been really chaotic lot of broken poles, down wire, down transformers,” said Brian Kern, of First Energy. City officials […]
 
Montour County Woman Celebrates 100
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 01:05
MAHONING TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Around 50 people gathered inside the Emmanuel Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation at Maria Joseph Manor near Danville. They were here to celebrate Josie Baylor turning 100 years young. “I feel just the same as yesterday. Not any difference,” said Josie Baylor. Josie grew up on a farm near Bloomsburg. “I milked cows, I had to load hay, straw and wheat. I worked on the farm, hard work,” said Baylor. For her special day, Josie was […]
 
Cleveland’s Dancing Wheels Company to perform in China
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 01:01
CLEVELAND– For nearly four decades, a Cleveland institution has been celebrating the spirit of dance and not letting adversity get in its way. The Dancing Wheels Company, one of the most premiere arts and disabilities organizations in the nation, unites the talents of dancers with and without disabilities. Its founder, Mary Verdi-Fletcher, is the first professional wheelchair dancer in the United States. Born with spina bifida, her mother was a dancer and father a musician. “And I had a great […]
 
A man beat cancer twice, then he won $4.6 million in the lottery
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 00:55
An Oregon man beat cancer. Then he beat it again. Then he won the lottery. He seems to be his own lucky charm. Stu MacDonald of Bend buys Oregon Lottery tickets every week, and every week, his wife Claudia tells him to “get the winning ticket.” She forgot to tell him on September 7, the Oregon Lottery said. But he ended up buying a winning ticket worth $4.6 million. “I am a very lucky guy,” he said in a statement. […]
 
FNTD Game of the Week #4 nominees
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 00:52
CLEVELAND — FOX 8’s award-winning ‘Friday Night Touchdown’ is back for its 23rd season and better than ever. Week #4 of ‘Friday Night Touchdown’, fueled by Conrad’s, kicks off this Friday, September 20 at 11:00 p.m. Join John Telich, P.J. Ziegler, Dan Coughlin, and new co-host Ken Carman, from 92.3 The Fan for highlights and analysis from more than 20 high school football games across Northeast Ohio. Each week during the 2019 high school football regular season we will nominate four great match-ups. Students, staff, players, coaches, fans and FOX […]
 
Edward Snowden says he will return to United States on one condition
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 00:52
Edward Snowden – who is now living in exile in Russia -- said Monday he would like to return to the United States but only if he can receive a fair trial by jury.
 
Donald Trump says Iran appears to be responsible for Saudi oil attacks – video
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 00:50

Donald Trump has hinted the US believes Iran is responsible for attacks on oil plants in Saudi Arabia over the weekend that raised fears of a fresh conflict in the Middle East. Trump suggested the attack could be met with a retaliation "many, many times larger" after the US had determined the culprit.

Iran has denied responsibility for the attacks which damaged the world's biggest crude processing plant in Saudi Arabia and triggered the largest jump in crude prices in decades. Iran's president, Hassan Rouhani, suggested on Monday that "Yemeni people" were to blame.

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Jeff Bridges urges Twitter followers to donate to 'good buddy' Steve Bullock's campaign
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 00:48
Actor Jeff Bridges lend a hand to his "good buddy," Gov. Steve Bullock, D-Mont., in order to help him qualify for the Democratic debates. 
 
Father claims daughter bit into 'needle' in pastry from Kroger: report
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 00:45
A father from Michigan is looking for answers after he claims that his daughter bit into a pasty with a needle inside.
 
Healthwatch 16: Promoting Breastfeeding
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 00:43
SCRANTON, Pa. — Jenny Hetro is the Associate Vice President of Marketing and Communications at the Wright Center for Community Health in downtown Scranton. She is also a mother of two. “Three years ago, before I had my son, I had no idea that any of this was even a challenge,” said Hetro. Jenny wrote a grant that helped make this breastfeeding room possible. It used to be a closet. Now in here, you’ll find a comfy chair, a top-of-the-line […]
 
Scavenger Hunt for Books
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 00:42
COVINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Nine-year-old Cai Cephas has read these books and is done with them, so she and her mom are donating them, not to charity but directly to their community, by leaving them here at Covington Park near Moscow. “You find, read, re-hide, or replace. If you want to keep it just replace it and rehide it,” said Kristen Cephas, Gouldsboro. Kristen Cephas and Jennifer Quinn each have children in the North Pocono School District. The two moms […]
 
Trump administration sees support from farmers over push to cut labor costs
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 00:41
The Labor Department has proposed several significant changes to the H-2A program which would make it less expensive and more flexible for farmers.
 
Indians players discuss fantasy football strategy with Andre Knott
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 00:38
As the Cleveland Indians fight to earn a playoff spot, things in the locker room can get pretty intense. But, the players found one way to have a little fun — as FOX 8’s Andre Knott shows you, the solution is football. **Watch the video, above, for more** **More on Andre Knott, here**
 
California adds Iowa to 'travel ban' over refusal to fund gender transitions
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 00:38
California announced Monday that it has added Iowa to the list of states on its "travel ban" because of its new prohibition against funding gender-transition surgeries under Medicaid.
 
Mollie Hemingway: Kavanaugh allegations part of a 'coordinated effort' to tar the judge
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 00:38
The New York Times' supposed bombshell allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh are part of a coordinated effort to damage him, according to Mollie Hemingway.
 
Vendors Set Up for 164th Bloomsburg Fair
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 00:37
BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — In just a few days the Bloomsburg Fair will welcome people from all over Pennsylvania. This is the largest fair in the state so from a vendor’s standpoint, there is a lot of preparation. “Making sure the electric`s hooked up, the water`s hooked up, things are ready to go, kinda dry firing it we`ll say,” said Michael Meyer, Uncle Paul’s Stuffed Pretzels. Vendors are busy setting up and cleaning their stands. they were allowed inside the fairgrounds […]
 
This subgroup is poised to benefit most from the crude oil surge, experts say
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 00:34
Crude oil's spike following attacks on Saudi Arabia's energy supply has experts weighing whether or not the gains will last.
 
Watching Your Speed in Schuylkill Haven
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 00:33
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, Pa. — If you’re driving around Schuylkill Haven and happen to be speeding you might notice these new signs, alerting drivers to slow down. “We get reports of speeding on just about every one of the borough streets in some shape, way or form. With today’s technology, I felt like this was a good investment,” Chief Jeff Walcott, Schuylkill Haven Police. “When the sign displays the speed, our hope is that it brings peoples attention to it and […]
 
Councils ‘unwittingly helping drug gangs recruit children’
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 00:30

Young people put at risk by sending them to care homes up to 100 miles away, MPs warn

Councils are unwittingly acting as “recruiting sergeants” for drug gangs by sending vulnerable children to care homes miles away from where they live, a parliamentary inquiry has found.

Thousands of young people who are sent to children’s homes up to 100 miles (161km) from their homes are becoming magnets for paedophiles and gangs who use children to traffic drugs from inner-city areas to provincial towns, according to evidence sent to the all-party parliamentary group for runaway and missing children and adults.

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