Pope Francis is allowing Catholic priests to absolve the “horrendous crime” of abortion, extending special permission he granted clerics last year for the Holy Year of Mercy. “I want to insist as firmly as I can that abortion is a grave sin because it puts an end to an innocent life,” the pope said, according to Vatican […]

The Georgia parents who say their sons attempted to kill them two weeks ago are now standing by the boys who allegedly drugged and attacked their own mother and father. Yvonne and Zachery Ervin were stabbed and brutally beaten in their Atlanta home on Sept. 5. The boys — Christopher, 22 and Cameron, 17 — […]

  CLEVELAND – One of the three women help captive for nearly a decade in a Cleveland house before escaping last year says she forgives the man who kidnapped and tortured her all those years. Michelle Knight, interviewed Monday on the “Today” show, says Ariel Castro deserves forgiveness because she’d want to be forgiven if […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Is Art Modell a Hall of Famer?  You won’t find many Clevelanders boosting his case. “Who’s that? I have no idea who he is. He’s dead to me,” said John McGovern. The fact that Modell passed away in September may give his case some momentum. Add to that the fact that The Ravens are […]

CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Browns plan to hold a tribute to former owner Art Modell at Sunday’s game, the team said Friday. Modell died Thursday at 87 in Baltimore, Md. Many speculated Thursday that the Browns would not do anything at the game, due to the potential of backlash from fans still angry about Modell […]

CHARLOTTE – Former Browns owner Art Modell is remembered at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. Delegates got word of Modell’s passing during Thursday morning’s Ohio Delegation Breakfast. Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland said he didn’t know Modell personally, but is saddened to hear of his death. “For someone who has such a personal persona, I […]

CLEVELAND – It’s a tale of two cities. One is mourning the loss of a man who brought the beloved game of football back to its city. Another is celebrating  the end of what many consider to be a two decades-long curse on its current franchise. Across the country, many sports fans are mourning the […]

CLEVELAND – Former Browns head coach Sam Rutigliano has forgiven Art Modell and he hopes and prays Browns fans can find it in their hearts to do the same. Rutigliano was fired by Modell in the middle of the 1984 season after coaching the Browns for six years. But Rutigliano said he understood the high […]