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Mike Foley

Reporter, News Anchor

Mike Foley joined WCBE in February 2000, coming from WUFT in Gainesville, Florida. He earned two degrees from the University of Florida, one in Broadcasting and the other in Print Journalism. Growing up and spending the better part of his life in the Sunshine State, Mike continues to adjust to Ohio’s winters. Repeated attempts to structure a contract that would allow him to stay home on days when the temperature falls below 60 have failed. He sometimes becomes grumpy in cold weather, while fellow news colleague Alison remains rather cheerful. But Foley finds strength in the lyrics of Eddie Vedder - “no matter how cold the winter, there’s a springtime ahead.”

Mike loves to golf and listen to music, but his greatest joy comes in spending time with his wife, son, two daughters and their dog. Of course he follows the Gators. His wife - a proud Buckeye grad - keeps him in line. Foley also roots for the Denver Broncos - which works out well with his orange and blue wardrobe. He's questioning that loyalty after Denver dealt Tim Tebow. But he still brings up “The Drive” to news guru and Browns backer Jim, who typically responds in disgust. Besides weather and sports, the news team gets along just fine.

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Columbus is one of 38 cities in the U.S. cited by a fair-housing group in a lawsuit alleging discrimination and civil rights violations.

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Ohio State University researchers are conducting tests on new seat belt designs in an effort to better protect older drivers.

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Federal and local authorities investigating Monday's attack at Ohio State University do not believe anybody else was involved in the planning, other than deceased suspect Abdul Razak Ali Artan.

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Advocates for the homeless and social service groups held a forum yesterday on the connection between racism and homelessness.

ISIS is claiming responsibility for Monday's attack at Ohio State University.

Safety officials at Ohio State University say they believe only one person carried out today's attack near the university’s chemical engineering building. OSU police chief Craig Stone describes the timeline of events. “About 9:52 a.m., a male suspect drove a vehicle over the curb west 19 th , west of College Avenue and struck pedestrians. He exited the vehicle and used a butcher knife to start cutting pedestrians. Our officer was on scene in less than a minute, and he ended the scene in less...

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A central Ohio nonprofit organization that buys and rehabilitates abandoned homes has finished its first renovation.

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Incumbent Republican Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien defeated Democratic challenger and Columbus City Council President Zach Klein last night by about 18,000 votes.

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Less than a week before Election Day, the candidates for Franklin County prosecutor engaged in a spirited debate at the Columbus Metropolitan Club.

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Columbus city and school district officials yesterday celebrated the opening of a new early childhood learning center in Linden, something they hope to replicate in other neighborhoods.

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Environmental advocates in Columbus are pushing for greater investment in clean, climate-friendly transportation.

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Several artists and venues around Columbus open their doors to the public this weekend.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has an open investigation into Columbus-based Battelle, but its purpose is unclear.

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A day after the People's Justice Project and other protestors packed City Hall and halted a Columbus City Council meeting, relatives of two African-Americans killed by police met with reporters.

The Centers for Disease Control says suicide was the 10th leading cause of death for children ages 5 to 11 in 2014.

Dozens of people gathered for a vigil last night on the near east side, near where a white Columbus police officer shot and killed a 13-year-old African-American boy who police say pulled a real-looking pellet gun from his waistband.

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Columbus police and city officials say they will be transparent during the investigation into last night's fatal shooting of a 13-year-old by a Columbus officer.

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A new study by researchers at Children's Hospital in Columbus shows a significant increase in the number and rate of soccer-related injuries.

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An international study led by Ohio State University shows promise for people with central sleep apnea.

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A former Reynoldsburg police officer has been sentenced to 33 months in prison for falsifying search warrant affidavits and stealing money and property from drug trafficking investigations.

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