First person charged under Florida ‘red flag’ law found guilty

The first person to have his guns confiscated under Florida’s 2018 “red flag” law has been found guilty over his refusal to voluntarily surrender the weapons. Jerron Smith, 33, now faces up to five years in prison after a jury in Broward County rejected his argument that he did not fully understand the new law. The…

3 fired from West Virginia agency after apparent Nazi salute photo

Three people were fired and dozens more have been suspended after a photo surfaced of West Virginia correction officer trainees apparently performing a Nazi salute. The image shows more than two dozen trainees with their arms raised and faces blurred. The image was released Thursday by the West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, according to The…

$20B discrimination claim against Comcast hits Supreme Court this week

Comcast called the case “meritless.” Morning Business Outlook: Comcast says it plans to launch its streaming service, which will be home to ‘The Office,’ in April; Pizza Hut is experimenting with a ‘vending machine’ format to cut down waiting in lines. The National Association of African American-Owned Media’s claims of racial discrimination by cable TV giant Comcast…

Tracie Nichols elected first African American mayor of North College Hill

Tuesday’s election in North College Hill was nothing short of historic as voters elected Tracie Nichols the first African American mayor of North College Hill. Nichols, who has served on the North College Hill board for several years, is also the third woman to hold the city’s top office. CINCINNATI — Tuesday’s election in North…