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Key Headlines of June 10 - June 17, 2024

However you get your news, here are a few stories that stood out in local, state, federal and international news.


  • Last Monday, Cleveland City Hall was hit with a cyber attack that has inhibited city business for the past week.

  • The attack has been confirmed as a Ransomware incident.

  • While City Hall is still closed, essential city systems facilitating emergency services, waste collection, water, power and the city airport are not affected.

  • Signal Cleveland reported that wireless internet is still down at City Hall and Wi-Fi hotspots have been distributed so that employees can continue working.

  • Officials urged those in need of birth or death certificates to submit applications online or go to City Hall offices in Parma and Lakewood.

  • Ransomware incidents have increased for local and county governments this year.


  • The FDA has seen a sudden spike in salmonella cases in 28 states, likely tied to cucumbers.

  • States experiencing cases include Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida.


  • About 15 million Americans have more than $49 billion in outstanding medical bills in collections, according to findings released by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in April. That equates to around $3,267 of debt per patient.

  • The rules announced last Tuesday would bar credit-reporting agencies from factoring in medical debt in calculating credit scores. Lenders will no longer be allowed to use medical debt to determine if someone is eligible for a loan.

  • The proposal will be subject to weeks of public comment and if passed, would likely not take effect until 2025.


NBA & NHL Finals Update

  • Both the Boston Celtics and the Florida Panthers lead in their respective series, 3-1. In Game 4 of each series, the Dallas Mavericks and the Edmonton Oilers won convincingly after going down 3-0 in each of their matchups.

  • The Celtics hope to win the NBA Championship tonight in Boston, while the Panthers look to hoist the Stanley Cup tomorrow night.


  • The lawsuit claimed that Rocket Mortgage did not pay the correct amount of overtime wages and therefore violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.

  • As part of the settlement, Rocket Mortgage denied the claims and said it did not violate any federal, state or local law regarding any of its employees.

  • There has been no mention of Rocket Mortgage changing its internal policies due to this case.


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