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CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH (WOIO) – Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason has announced he will resign his position. Mason sent a letter to supporters thanking them for their support over the years, and said he would be stepping down to join Cleveland law firm Bricker & Eckler. Mason’s last day will be September 30. Statement from […]

CNN and Fox News were left with egg on their faces on Thursday, as they got the Supreme Court’s ruling on President Obama’s health care law wrong — and even managed to make Obama initially think his health care law had been partially overturned. The trouble started early for CNN. Congressional correspondent Kate Boulduan read […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The United States Supreme Court upheld President Obama’s health care law Thursday. Here are some CLE hospitals, city officials’ responses:   “The Supreme Court’s decision today to uphold the Affordable Care Act will help us to advance our mission of providing care for all, regardless of their ability to pay.” “We […]

WASHINGTON (RNN) – In a surprise move, the Supreme Court voted 5 to 4 that Congress has the right to require Americans to buy health insurance by 2014, a key provision of the Obama Administration’s healthcare reform law. The decision is a re-election victory for President Barack Obama, who has framed the legislation as a signature […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – A Reverend was sentenced to prison on more than 80 counts of child porn. Reverend Mark Griggs was sentenced to six years behind bars after pleading guilty last month. The 48-year-old Reverend traded child porn over the Internet from his house and church between July 2008 and November 2010. He downloaded […]

Florida’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” law has been at the center of the Trayvon Martin case because former neighborhood watch captain, George Zimmerman, 28, claims that he acted in self-defense and, under the law, he had every right to meet force with force. SEE ALSO: Will Trayvon Swing Florida’s Vote? The nation watched as Zimmerman […]

When I see the evolution of the case of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old boy who was killed by a night watchman under suspicious circumstances, I am both impressed and concerned. I am impressed that the world has come together to find justice for Trayvon. His death will not be in vain; for, I am sure there is a legislator who will be able to more readily pass an important gun control law as a result of Trayvon’s sacrifice. His death may save quite a few lives.

An emotional Sherri Shepherd choked up while sharing her experience with abortion in an extremely intense debate on Wednesday's "View." The hosts were discussing a Texas law that requires women to have a sonogram before having an abortion. The law mandates doctors to show women sonogram images, play fetal heartbeats and describe features of fetuses. Joy Behar called it "totalitarian," but Elisabeth Hasselbeck compared it to knowing the facts about a procedure before getting a cyst removed or having kidney surgery.

PAINESVILLE, Ohio - The sheriff in Lake County said he was forced to let go of several deputies because of cuts in the 2012 road patrol budget. Four of the deputy sheriffs were told on Thursday that their last day at the department will be January 28. Chief Deputy Frank Leonbruno said the fifth deputy was lost through attrition.

ZANESVILLE, OH (WOIO) – Relief after the release of more than 50 exotic animals from a private farm in Muskingum County – every animal has been captured or killed. The animals owner, Terry Thompson, opened the cages of 56 exotic animals Tuesday evening before committing suicide. Six animals did not get out of their cages, and are now at the […]

PARMA, OH (WOIO) – The Parma Police Department is currently seeking information on the whereabouts of Luis R. Santana. Santana is wanted by the Parma Police Department and multiple other agencies for theft. He committed these crimes at area Wal-Mart’s, in which he would steal a piece of luggage, then steal Similac baby formula and conceal […]

Pants on the ground! Pants on the ground! Lookin’ like a fool with your pants on the ground! A Mayor out in Dublin, GA agrees and has officially made saggin’ pants a crime. Mayor Phil Best has decided that dropping trow is an indecent exposure crime and offenders can be fined up to $200 for […]