House votes to avert federal shutdown, Senate chances dim

The House voted by a near party-line 230-197 vote to approve the legislation, which would keep agency doors open and hundreds of thousands of federal employees at work through Feb. 16. The measure is designed to give White House and congressional bargainers more time to work through disputes on immigration and the budget that they’ve tangled over for months.

Foster parents fight for bill of rights

The Department of Child Services is facing its own set off challenges right now. The Governor recently appointed a new director, after the former director quit last month. That former director wrote a scathing letter critical of Indiana’s Governor.

Benefit to be held for total loss Warren fire

The artistic director of Warren’s historic Pulse Opera House, Cynthia Wartzok, is organizing a benefit concert. At least 20 performers and groups want to take part in it. 

Phoenix police: Serial killing suspect tied to 9 attacks

Shell casings, DNA, stolen jewelry and a cellphone taken from a victim were among the pieces of evidence that investigators used to tie Cleophus Cooksey Jr., 35, to the killings, according to court documents.

‘Tourniquet Killer’ executed in Texas for 1992 strangling

Texas carried out the nation’s first execution of 2018 Thursday evening, giving lethal injection to a man who became known as Houston’s “Tourniquet Killer” because of his signature murder technique on four female victims.

Giant e-school closure means abrupt change for students

One of the nation’s largest online charter schools is closing abruptly, leaving families of the roughly 12,000 Ohio students from the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow scrambling to find other schooling options halfway through the academic year.

1/18 Prep Basketball Recap

West Noble topped NECC foe Garrett 55-24 in girls hoops at Paul Bateman Gymnasium to headline area basketball action on Thursday night.