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  • Oak Harbor marathon runner returns to Boston 1 year after bombing

    Oak Harbor marathon runner returns to Boston 1 year after bombing

    Monday, April 21 2014 3:11 PM EDT2014-04-21 19:11:38 GMT
    Apling was in Boston at the time of the bombings last year. He witnessed the explosion just over an hour after he finished the race. He said it sounded like a cannon was being shot.
    Apling was in Boston at the time of the bombings last year. He witnessed the explosion just over an hour after he finished the race. He said it sounded like a cannon was being shot.
  • OH Senator wants to help students in debt

    OH Senator wants to help students in debt

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-04-15 20:43:56 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (04/11/2014) – According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, federal student loan debt in the United States has topped one trillion dollars. Every year in the United States,
    One Ohio Senator is working on legislation to help students *before they borrow loans, and help students who are facing thousands of dollars of debt.
  • Sex trafficking survivor speaks out on Capitol Hill

    Sex trafficking survivor speaks out on Capitol Hill

    Monday, April 7 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-04-07 20:55:55 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – She goes by the nickname "T." Lawmakers call her one of the most courageous congressional witnesses they have ever met. "I became vulnerable for a man to basically sexually exploit me.
    She goes by the nickname "T." Lawmakers call her one of the most courageous congressional witnesses they have ever met.
  • Senate to vote on unemployment insurance

    Senate to vote on unemployment insurance

    Monday, April 7 2014 12:56 PM EDT2014-04-07 16:56:44 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two million people across the country have been without federal unemployment insurance benefits since December 28th, and for months some senators have been working on a deal to extend
    The Senate is almost at an agreement but the compromise is not a done deal yet. 
  • GM CEO continues testimony on Capitol Hill

    GM CEO continues testimony on Capitol Hill

    Thursday, April 3 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-04-03 17:34:46 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (04/03/2014) - A 57 cent part inside the ignition switch led to millions of recalls and 13 deaths. That was uncovered on Tuesday as General Motors CEO Mary Barra continued her testimony
    GM CEO Mary Barra continued her testimony on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. This time, she testified in front of a Senate committee.
  • Grieving families demand answers

    Grieving families demand answers

    Thursday, April 3 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-04-03 15:45:28 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - General Motors is in the hot seat on Capitol Hill this week, after allegations that the company knew of defects in some car models 10 years ago, yet never issued a recall notice. Those
    General Motors is in the hot seat on Capitol Hill this week, after allegations that the company knew of defects in some car models 10 years ago.
  • Rep. Dave Camp calls it quits

    Rep. Dave Camp calls it quits

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 11:23 AM EDT2014-04-02 15:23:16 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (04/02/2014) - Another Michigan Congressman is calling it quits. Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI) is leaving Congress. Even though he holds one of the most powerful positions in Congress, the Ways
    Even though he holds one of the most powerful positions in Congress, the Ways and Means Chairman is walking into the unknown.
  • Washington Bureau Chief on sex trafficking, Senate auto caucus

    Washington Bureau Chief on sex trafficking, Senate auto caucus

    Washington Bureau Chief on sex trafficking, Senate auto caucus
  • Some lawmakers want delay in individual mandate

    Some lawmakers want delay in individual mandate

    Friday, March 28 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-03-28 21:04:52 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (03/28/14) - Four years ago, with the stroke of a pen, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law. But that hasn't stopped some members of Congress from trying to repeal it
    Some lawmakers, including Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH) want to see a one-year delay in the implementation of the individual mandate under the Affordable Care Act.
  • Lawmakers and activists: search for missing kids will help end trafficking

    Lawmakers and activists: search for missing kids will help end trafficking

    Friday, March 21 2014 3:57 PM EDT2014-03-21 19:57:33 GMT
    WASHINGTON – "Guys will just approach left and right. And they're college guys, business guys. The creepy ones are the ones in the black sedans," Andrea Powell says. The co-founder of Fair Girls, a Washington-based
    Lawmakers and activists: search for missing kids will help end trafficking
  • U Toledo professor pushes for prosecution of men who buy sex

    U Toledo professor pushes for prosecution of men who buy sex

    Thursday, March 20 2014 12:25 PM EDT2014-03-20 16:25:13 GMT
    TOLEDO, Ohio – Dr. Celia Williamson's life is dedicated to helping victims of sex trafficking. She says those victims often undergo severe emotional and physical trauma. "Sometimes you're raped and you're
    U Toledo professor pushes for prosecution of men who buy sex
  • "We're bound by red tape." Former FBI agents speak out

    "We're bound by red tape." Former FBI agents speak out

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-03-19 20:28:03 GMT
    TOLEDO, Ohio - Bill Roccia and Bill Radcliffe spent 15 years working together as agents for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Toledo, but now they are in a new fight. They want to stop missing Ohio
    Bill Roccia and Bill Radcliffe spent 15 years working together as agents for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Toledo, but now they are in a new fight.
  • Toledo community leaders combat sex trafficking

    Toledo community leaders combat sex trafficking

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 1:49 PM EDT2014-03-18 17:49:35 GMT
    TOLEDO, Ohio – In a packed room at the United Way in Toledo, community members discuss the very real problem of sex trafficking. They are a part of the Lucas County Human Trafficking Coalition, meeting
    In a packed room at the United Way in Toledo, community members discuss the very real problem of sex trafficking.
  • Toledo sex trafficking victims speak out

    Toledo sex trafficking victims speak out

    Monday, March 17 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-03-17 20:12:52 GMT
    TOLEDO, Ohio – Seven years ago, Michelle Moore, a victim of sex trafficking, walked a North Toledo street in search of men who would buy sex from her. "There were a lot of nights walking down that street
    Toledo sex trafficking victims speak out
  • Midterm Election battle heats up

    Midterm Election battle heats up

    Friday, March 7 2014 1:25 PM EST2014-03-07 18:25:04 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (03/07/2014) - The biggest conservative political heavyweights are spending time with their biggest fans this weekend at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor,
    The biggest conservative political heavyweights are spending time with their biggest fans this weekend at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, MD.
  • Lawmakers weigh in on proposed military budget cuts

    Lawmakers weigh in on proposed military budget cuts

    Tuesday, March 4 2014 6:19 PM EST2014-03-04 23:19:20 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (03/04/2014) - Could the US Military soon downsize to its smallest numbers since before World War 2? Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel recently proposed billions of dollars in military
    Could the US Military soon downsize to its smallest numbers since before World War 2? Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel recently proposed billions of dollars in military budget cuts.
  • OH AG responds to "pay-to-play" accusations

    OH AG responds to "pay-to-play" accusations

    Monday, February 24 2014 5:16 PM EST2014-02-24 22:16:43 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine is facing accusations about his alleged role in a pay-to-play operation. DeWine, who is in Washington this week for a Republican attorney general conference,
    Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is in Washington and he responds to accusations about an alleged pay-to-play operation. 
  • Keystone pipeline project up in the air

    Keystone Pipeline project up in the air

    Friday, February 7 2014 12:36 PM EST2014-02-07 17:36:41 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (02/07/2014) - It's been a controversial idea since it was introduced five years ago, but now the debate is heating up over the possible Keystone XL Pipeline project. Opponents say building
    It's been a controversial idea since it was introduced five years ago, but now the debate is heating up over the possible Keystone XL Pipeline project.
  • Senate passes farm bill

    Senate passes farm bill

    Tuesday, February 4 2014 5:39 PM EST2014-02-04 22:39:16 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (02/04/2013) - After years of arguing and roller coaster negotiations, a new farm bill finally cleared Congress Tuesday afternoon. "Good afternoon – it's done," said Sen. Debbie Stabenow
    After years of arguing and roller coaster negotiations, a new farm bill finally cleared Congress Tuesday afternoon.
  • Sen. Rob Portman - min wage hike, unemployment ahead of SOTU

    Sen. Rob Portman - min wage hike, unemployment ahead of SOTU

    Wednesday, January 29 2014 2:58 PM EST2014-01-29 19:58:07 GMT
    Sen. Rob Portman (D-OH) on what he expects from the president's SOTU.
    Sen. Rob Portman (D-OH) on what he expects from the president's SOTU.
  • OH lawmakers attend SOTU

    OH lawmakers attend SOTU

    Wednesday, January 29 2014 2:30 PM EST2014-01-29 19:30:23 GMT
    Reps. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) and Bob Latta (R-OH) on the SOTU.
    Reps. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) and Bob Latta (R-OH) on the SOTU.
  • Conklin & Company: Washington Bureau on SOTU and Sochi Olympics

    Conklin & Company: Washington Bureau on SOTU and Sochi Olympics

    Monday, January 27 2014 5:18 PM EST2014-01-27 22:18:00 GMT
    Washington Bureau Chief Jacqueline Policastro is on Conklin & Company to talk about the president's State of the Union address, and potential Sochi Olympic threats.
    Washington Bureau Chief Jacqueline Policastro is on Conklin & Company to talk about the president's State of the Union address, and potential Sochi Olympic threats.
  • Ohio lawmakers on what they expect from SOTU address

    Ohio lawmakers on what they expect from SOTU address

    Monday, January 27 2014 4:28 PM EST2014-01-27 21:28:03 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (01/27/2014) – It is a tradition that started with America's founding fathers. On Tuesday, President Obama will deliver his fifth State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress.
    On Tuesday, President Obama will deliver his fifth State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress.
  • Local high school attends pro-life rally in DC

    Local high school attends pro-life rally in DC

    Wednesday, January 22 2014 5:59 PM EST2014-01-22 22:59:28 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thousands of marchers braved the cold and the snow to rally on the National Mall for the 41st annual March for Life rally, the biggest anti-abortion event in the world. More than 40
    Thousands of marchers braved the cold and the snow to rally on the National Mall for the 41st annual March for Life rally
  • DC's new African American museum complete by 2015

    DC's new African American museum complete by 2015

    Tuesday, January 21 2014 3:52 PM EST2014-01-21 20:52:57 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congress created the Museum of African American History and Culture back in 2003 and now the museum is finally taking shape. The National Mall is the spot where Dr. Martin Luther King,
    Congress created the Museum of African American History and Culture back in 2003 and now the museum is finally taking shape.
  • Thousands celebrate MLK in DC

    Thousands celebrate MLK in DC

    Tuesday, January 21 2014 12:51 PM EST2014-01-21 17:51:38 GMT
    WASHINGTON DC (01/20/2014) - Across the country, people honored Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday. The MLK Memorial in Washington DC was full of people from all over who came to remember his legacy. Lafe
    Across the country, people honored Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday. The MLK Memorial in Washington DC was full of people from all over who came to remember his legacy.
  • Internet hacking causes concern for ACA site

    Internet hacking causes concern for ACA site

    Friday, January 17 2014 1:16 PM EST2014-01-17 18:16:34 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The recent data breach at giant retailer Target brings the dangers of Internet hacking to the forefront, and now members of Congress are trying to take steps to make sure a hacking scandal
    Internet hacking causes concern for ACA site.
  • Future of farm bill remains uncertain

    Future of farm bill remains uncertain

    Wednesday, January 15 2014 1:03 PM EST2014-01-15 18:03:39 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (01/15/2014) – Among the giant list of legislation Congress has yet to consider, the primary food and agriculture policy – the farm bill – sits on the sidelines, waiting for its day on
    With the farm bill extension set to expire on January 31st, time is quickly running out.
  • Ohio lawmakers at odds over jobless benefits extension

    Ohio lawmakers at odds over jobless benefits extension

    Wednesday, January 8 2014 8:04 PM EST2014-01-09 01:04:26 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (01/08/2014) - The fight is still on for nearly 130,000 unemployed Ohio workers who lost their federal unemployment benefits last month. The United States Senate took a step towards extending
    Democratic leaders are trying to gain support from Republicans to pass an extension of emergency unemployment benefits.
  • No real solution to Asian carp problem, study says

    No real solution to Asian carp problem, study says

    Monday, January 6 2014 7:13 PM EST2014-01-07 00:13:25 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (01/06/2013) - The United States Army Corps of Engineers released its highly anticipated report today on how to prevent the spread of invasive Asian carp into the Great Lakes, and some
    Invasive Asian carp pose a threat to the billionaire dollar fishing industry in the Great Lakes region, and to the lakes ecosystems.
  • Immigration reform debate to continue in 2014

    Immigration reform debate to continue in 2014

    Saturday, January 4 2014 2:00 PM EST2014-01-04 19:00:19 GMT
    WASHINGTON D.C. (01/03/14) – 2013 was the year that wasn't for immigration reform in Washington. Even though hundreds of people rallied all across the city to gain support, and the Senate passed its version
    2013 was the year that wasn't for immigration reform in Washington. Even though hundreds of people rallied all across the city to gain support, and the Senate passed its version of a bill. The House, however, never took up the issue.
  • Starting Jan 1, Ohio minimum wage increases by 10 cents

    Starting Jan 1, Ohio minimum wage increases by 10 cents

    Tuesday, December 31 2013 3:55 PM EST2013-12-31 20:55:47 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Starting January 1, minimum wage workers in Ohio and 12 other states will be getting bigger paychecks. Low income workers are getting higher wages in more than a dozen states. In Ohio,
    In Ohio, the minimum wage is going up to $7.95 from $7.85.
  • Federal unemployment benefits key issue for 2014

    Federal unemployment benefits key issue for 2014

    Tuesday, December 31 2013 3:48 PM EST2013-12-31 20:48:10 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Emergency unemployment benefits could be something the United States Senate votes on in early January 2014. It is unlikely the Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives will take
    A few weeks ago, Congress passed its first budget deal in year, but it left out an extension of federal unemployment benefits, leaving 1.3 million Americans without a check.
  • Insuring volunteer firefighters may lead to staff cuts

    Insuring volunteer firefighters may lead to staff cuts

    Friday, December 27 2013 11:17 AM EST2013-12-27 16:17:22 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (12/27/2013) - They put themselves in harm's way to save their neighbors. Many of them do it on their own time, free of charge. But right now, volunteer fire companies across the country
    Volunteer fire companies across the country are trying to figure out if they will have to provide medical insurance to their workers under the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate.
  • Washington Bureau: Year in review

    Washington Bureau: Year in review

    Tuesday, December 24 2013 1:56 PM EST2013-12-24 18:56:57 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (12/24/2013) - It's never a dull moment in the world of politics. Throughout 2013, the Lilly Broadcasting Washington Bureau was there to cover it all. 2013 in Washington started off
    It's never a dull moment in the world of politics. Throughout 2013, the Lilly Broadcasting Washington Bureau was there to cover it all.
  • Candies and treats in our nation's capitol

    Candies and treats in our nation's capitol

    Monday, December 23 2013 1:40 PM EST2013-12-23 18:40:29 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (12/23/2013) - It's the most wonderful time of the year for free stuff inside the United States Capitol. In Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown's (D) office, he keeps Dum Dums in his lobby. The
    It's the most wonderful time of the year for free stuff inside the United States Capitol.
  • Exclusive: Portman unveils new sex trafficking bill

    Exclusive: Portman unveils new sex trafficking bill

    Thursday, December 19 2013 7:01 PM EST2013-12-20 00:01:06 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Sen. Rob Portman (OH) sat down in an exclusive interview with Washington Bureau Chief Jacqueline Policastro. On the agenda: his new sex trafficking legislation. Here's the transcript
    Sen. Rob Portman (OH) sat down in an exclusive interview with Washington Bureau Chief Jacqueline Policastro. On the agenda: his new sex trafficking legislation.
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  • Jacqueline Policastro Bio

    Jacqueline Policastro Bio

    Ted rejoined SJL/Lilly Broadcasting in January 2012 as a Washington Correspondent.  He previously worked for the company as a one-man-band reporter, producer, and anchor at Lilly station WENY in Elmira, New
    I'm the Lilly Broadcasting Washington Bureau Chief. I'm based in Washington, DC and I cover Congress and the White House for WJRT-TV Flint, MI; WTVG-TV Toledo, OH; WENY-TV Elmira, NY; and WICU/WSEE Erie, PA. I also cover the Caribbean and Puerto Rico. I created the Washington Bureau along with Lilly Broadcasting back in 2007.