Trump moves to freeze pay for federal workers   WASHINGTON – Amid the current partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to freeze pay for federal workers in 2019. The move is consistent with Trump’s budget proposal and a notice to Congress in August, when he cited “serious economic conditions” in cutting pay to […]

AKRON, Ohio – A halfway house in Akron will no longer be taking ex-inmates from federal prisons. The Trump administration has cut millions of dollars from the Federal Bureau of Prisons and as a result, the bureau has eliminated a program they fund in Akron. There are a few men and women still left, but […]

When the U.S. Department of Justice delivered its ultimatum to the office of North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory last week, they stipulated that the latter had until Monday, May 9, to comply. Compliance meant acknowledging that House Bill 2, otherwise known as the “bathroom bill,” violates Titles VII and IX of the Civil Rights Act by disallowing […]

Dylann Roof was also indicted of killing someone while obstructing religious freedom, a charge eligible for the death penalty after the attack on Mother Emanuel AME Church.

Chicago Public Schools Chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett has resigned from office amid a federal investigation into a $20.5 million no-bid contract to one of her former employers, according to The Chicago Tribune. Byrd-Bennett, who has not been accused of wrongdoing, announced the leave via a statement on Friday; it went into effect Monday. She did not […]

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Federal marshals officially took over Jimmy Dimora’s house Monday morning. Over the weekend, neighbors told WKYC the Dimora family had moved out. Moving trucks were here a month or two ago and the family came by Saturday to pack up the rest of their things. The former Cuyahoga County Commissioner was convicted […]

  (WOIO) – Jimmy Haslam’s Pilot Flying J, has entered into a Criminal Enforcement Agreement with the government. Under the agreement the Cleveland Browns owner’s other company will not be prosecuted, as long as Pilot Flying J holds up its end of the deal. “We, as a company, look forward to putting this whole unfortunate […]

  COLUMBUS, OH (WOIO) – On Thursday, May 1, The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit asking a federal court to strike down a new state law and a directive from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted that have slashed early voting opportunities in Ohio in advance of the 2014 election. The ACLU and […]

  (WOIO) – An Ohio federal judge announced Friday he intends to issue a written order by April 14, striking down Ohio’s ban on recognizing legal gay marriages. Judge Timothy Black says the ban is unconstitutional. This does not mean Ohio will allow gay marriages, but the state would have to recognize marriages of gay […]

  CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS) will close six of its field offices; including, the one in Cleveland. Air Marshals travel undercover on domestic and international flights to prevent terrorist attacks. CBS News obtained an internal email sent to staff on Friday by Federal Air Marshal Director Robert Bray. The […]

  Knox, along with her now ex-boyfriend, was first convicted and sentenced in 2009 before it was overturned in 2011 due to a lack of evidence.   Florence, Italy (CNN) — Amanda Knox vowed Friday to fight her conviction for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher “until the very end” and said she “will […]

  CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – If you would like to include a business in our school closing list please email us at   The following activities have been canceled due to weather:   The Free Community Dinner that is held at Streetsboro United Methodist Church has been canceled for1/28/2014. Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court will […]