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OSHP investigating serious injury crash in Delaware County

Channel 10 news - 20 min 24 sec ago

DELAWARE, Ohio - The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a crash with serious injuries Thursday evening.

OSHP said the crash happened in the southbound lanes of SR-315 near US-23 just after 5:30 p.m.

Two vehicles are involved and the southbound lanes of SR-315 are closed at the scene of the crash.

OSHP did not release how many people were hurt.

Stay with 10TV.com and 10TV for updates.

Categories: Ohio News

Dom & Dave: Cavs lose Game 5, will they come back to win the series?

Channel 10 news - 27 min 19 sec ago

You've seen them yell at each other in a poorly lit room on a shaky cell phone feed, but now, it's time to step it up.

Dom Tiberi and Dave Holmes are teaming up to discuss the top sports stories of the day among other topics.

Watch Dom & Dave every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 6:45 p.m. on 10TV.com or the 10TV Facebook page.

Thursday, May 24

  • With Cleveland's loss Wednesday night, they are one game away from their season ending. Will they even the series Friday?

Categories: Ohio News

Columbus teen helps create First Responders' Appreciation Day

Channel 10 news - 44 min 56 sec ago

As Ohioans celebrate the inaugural “First Responders' Appreciation Day,” a central Ohio teen is observing the fruits of his labor.

Daniel Patmon is an 18-year-old Worthington Christian student who began the journey of creating the annual event nearly four years ago.

“Even though we aren’t old enough to vote we can still go to our representatives and senators and do our part to help this nation become more united,” Patmon said.

Working with his grandfather, an Ohio House member from the Cleveland area, Daniel drafted what would later become House Bill 44.

“When I learned that it was signed I was excited that all that work, all the days that I missed at school were worth it," he said.

Categories: Ohio News

Scenes cut from 'Show Dogs' over resemblance to sexual abuse

Channel 10 news - 2 hours 15 min ago

Two scenes are being cut from the family movie "Show Dogs" after complaints that they resemble real-life sexual abuse, the movie's distributor has announced.

In the movie, a police dog goes undercover at a dog show to catch animal smugglers.

In one scene, the dog is told to go to his "zen place" when he objects to having his testicles touched by a show judge.

In another scene, the dog is urged to overcome his resistance to being touched to become a champion.

Parenting bloggers first raised objections to the scenes, which they said resemble tactics used by abusers.

"During the movie, I kept thinking, 'This is wrong, it doesn't need to be in a kids movie," wrote blogger Terina Maldonado. "Everything else in the movie is good fun except for this.'"

Distributor Global Road Entertainment said in a statement Wednesday it "decided to remove two scenes from the film 'Show Dogs' that some have deemed not appropriate for children."

The statement added: "We apologize to anybody who feels the original version of 'Show Dogs' sent an inappropriate message. The revised version of the film will be available for viewing nationwide starting this weekend."

Maldonado said she was especially disturbed that her daughter said one of the scenes was her favorite part of the movie.

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation had also objected to the scenes and urged that they be cut.

The film starring Will Arnett and the voice of Ludacris was released last weekend and was the No. 6 film at the box office after earning $6 million.

Categories: Ohio News

2018 Atlantic Hurricane Outlook: Near or above average season expected

Channel 10 news - 2 hours 22 min ago

After an extremely active hurricane season in 2017, a lot of questions are being asked if this season will feature a similar outcome.

2017 was expected to be a very active season and the aftermath of those storms still are leaving hundreds and thousands of people still in recovery from the aftermath.

The 6 month hurricane season doesn't officially start until June 1st but the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA) just released their seasonal outlook on Thursday as to what the season may look like.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecast released Thursday calls for 10 to 16 named storms, with 5 to 9 hurricanes. 1 to 4 hurricanes could be "major" with sustained winds of at least 111 mph.

Based off this forecast, this would be a near average or above average season for the Atlantic. They also released the names of the potential storms during this upcoming season.

Not all of these names will be necessarily used, but these will be the names you will hear about once hurricane season kicks off. NOAA will provide another update on their seasonal outlook in August, right before the peak of hurricane season.

Categories: Ohio News

Man charged with aggravated murder in connection with fatal Pickerington fire

Channel 10 news - 2 hours 31 min ago

The Fairfield County Prosecuting Attorney has filed aggravated murder charges in the death of a Pickerington man who died in a house fire last month.

Raeqwan Hancock, 21, has been charged with two counts of aggravated murder in the death of 60-year-old John Peter Letourneau.

Fairfield County Prosecuting Attorney Kyle Witt says evidence from the case suggests Hancock intentionally set Letourneau’s home on fire on April 8, following a burglary, knowing the man was still inside.

Hancock is also suspected of burglarizing a home about a mile-and-a-half away from Letourneau’s two days prior.

Hancock has been in custody since April 15. He is charged with aggravated murder, aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery and aggravated arson in connection to the April 8 incident.

He’s been charged with burglary in connection to the April 6 incident.

Witt says Hancock is expected to appear in the Fairfield County Common Pleas Court in a matter of days.

He also says he appreciates the efforts and investigation from multiple agencies in this case, including Fairfield County, Pickerington, Reynoldsburg and Violet Township.

Categories: Ohio News

Harvey Weinstein set to turn himself in to face charges related to sex abuse in New York

Channel 10 news - 2 hours 48 min ago

Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is expected to turn himself in to authorities on Friday in New York to face charges stemming from an investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney's office and NYPD into allegations of sexual abuse.

A law enforcement source tells CBS News senior investigative producer that Weinstein is expected to turn himself in to police at the NYPD's First Precinct in Manhattan on 7 a.m. Friday. He is then expected to be brought to New York criminal court at 9 a.m.

The Manhattan DA's probe has been going on for months, and federal authorities have been investigating Weinstein since at least January.

An attorney for Weinstein declined to comment on Thursday. On Wednesday, a spokesperson for Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance told CBS New York "our investigation is in an advanced stage."

New York investigators had been looking into allegations by at least two women. Actress Lucia Evans told investigators that Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex on him in his Miramax office in Manhattan in 2004. At the time, Evans was a college student who aspired to be an actress.

The DA's office and NYPD had also been looking into accusations by "Boardwalk Empire" actress Paz de La Huerta, who said Weinstein raped her twice in 2010. Both women told their stories to Vanity Fair and the New Yorker.

On Wednesday, a source said that federal prosecutors in New York's Southern District had opened their own investigation into Weinstein. Individuals were questioned regarding Weinstein arranging the travel of women for the purpose of having sex.

Categories: Ohio News

Ohio homeowner trying to kill weeds ends up burning down garage

Channel 10 news - 3 hours 43 min ago

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — Authorities say a homeowner trying to kill troublesome weeds with a torch has burned down his garage.

The Springfield News-Sun reports Springfield Township firefighters in central Ohio were called to a home around 4 a.m. Thursday for a detached garage engulfed in flames.

No one was injured.

Fire officials learned the man had been trying to eliminate weeds around the garage. They're calling the blaze an accident.

The destroyed garage held tools and appliances. Fire officials estimate the loss at between $10,000 and $15,000.

Categories: Ohio News

Multiple women accuse Morgan Freeman of sexual misconduct

Channel 10 news - 4 hours 4 min ago

Multiple women are accusing Morgan Freeman of sexual harassment. Sixteen people spoke with CNN and said they either witnessed or were directly subjected to inappropriate comments, staring or touching by the actor.

Several witnesses talked to CNN and said that Freeman frequently made comments about the bodies of women working on set, at his production company, or even female reporters. Four people who worked on film sets with Freeman said that the actor made comments about women's clothing our bodies or inappropriately touched them; some women said they intentionally wore baggy clothes to avoid his comments and touch. They said they did not report the incidents because they feared for their jobs.

In one particularly egregious story, a former production assistant on 2015's "Going In Style" said that Freeman "kept trying to lift up my skirt and asking if I was wearing underwear." She said that though she kept moving away, Freeman repeatedly tried to lift up her skirt until his co-star, Alan Arkin, told him to stop. (A representative for Arkin told CNN he was not available for comment.) The woman also said that for months, Freeman would touch her lower back or make comments about her appearance.

One woman who worked for Freeman's company, Revelations Entertainment, said when she first met the actor, he "looked me up and down," and then asked her, "How do you feel about sexual harassment?" Another female employee at Revelations said Freeman constantly stared at her breasts to the extent that colleagues laughed, with one allegedly saying, "Don't worry, that's just Morgan."

Two people told CNN that at a 79th birthday party for Freeman at the Revelations office, he would approach women and stare at them, very close to their face, but did not do the same for the men. One former executive said the actor would "stand maybe within an inch of their face and just look them up and down and not say anything, and then would move on to the next woman and he'd stand like within an inch of their face and look them up and down and not say anything, and it was really, really strange."

Three entertainment reporters, including one of the authors of the CNN article, said that Freeman acted inappropriately toward them. The CNN reporter, Chloe Melas, said that when she interviewed him at a press junket for "Going in Style," she was six months pregnant at the time. She said that Freeman, in a room full of people, including his co-stars Arkin and Caine, shook Melas' hand and did not let go and said several times, "I wish I was there," and "You are ripe." She said she reported it to CNN's human resources department at the time, and then began investigating whether it was an isolated incident or if other women had similar experiences.

Freeman said in a statement provided to CBS News, "Anyone who knows me or has worked with me knows I am not someone who would intentionally offend or knowingly make anyone feel uneasy. I apologize to anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespected — that was never my intent."

Categories: Ohio News

Mickelson to compete in this year’s Memorial Tournament

Channel 10 news - 4 hours 11 min ago

Officials with the Memorial Tournament have announced World Golf Hall of Fame member Phil Mickelson as one of the latest commits to compete this year.

Olympic gold medalist Justin Rose and major champion Louis Oosthuizen were also announced on Thursday.

Mickelson has teed it up at the Memorial Tournament 17 times and Rose will be making his 12th start this year.

This year’s field has eight of the top 10 golfers in the world: No. 1 Justin Thomas, No. 2 Dustin Johnson, No. 3 Jordan Spieth, No. 5 Rose, No. 6 Rickie Fowler, No. 7 Jason Day, No. 8 Rory McIlroy and No. 9 Hideki Matsuyama.

The field also has 13 past winners including five-time winner Tiger Woods.

The 43rd edition of the Memorial Tournament will be held May 28 through June 3 at Muirfield Village Golf Club.

Categories: Ohio News

The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL News - 4 hours 14 min ago

“Coping with Poor HF Conditions” is the topic of the new (May 24) episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast. Listen...and learn!

Sponsored by DX Engineering, “ARRL The Doctor is In” is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smartphone -- whenever and wherever you like!

Every 2 weeks, your host, QST Editor-in-Chief Steve Ford, WB8IMY, and the Do...

Categories: Amateur Radio News

Recently adopted 1-year-old left in truck dies in Tennessee

Channel 10 news - 4 hours 33 min ago

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Authorities say a recently adopted 1-year-old girl whose father left her in a truck has died.

News outlets cite a release from Metro Nashville police saying the adoptive father "reportedly forgot" about the child after dropping off her sibling at daycare on Wednesday. The girl's adoptive mother found the child around 5:40 p.m. in a car seat inside the pickup truck parked outside their home.

BREAKING: 1-year-old girl dies after being left in a car seat all day in a pickup truck parked at the family's East Nashville home. Adoptive father reportedly forgot about the child after dropping off her sibling at daycare... pic.twitter.com/JKcYxSeVez

— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) May 24, 2018

It's unclear how long she was in the vehicle.

According to the National Weather Service, temperatures in Nashville reached a high of 89 degrees, meaning the inside of the truck could have reached nearly 120 degrees.

Authorities say the parents had recently adopted the girl. No identities have been released and no arrests have been announced.

Categories: Ohio News

3 Charged In Fatal Kansas ‘Swatting’ Attack

Krebs on Security - 5 hours 15 min ago

Federal prosecutors have charged three men with carrying out a deadly hoax known as “swatting,” in which perpetrators call or message a target’s local 911 operators claiming a fake hostage situation or a bomb threat in progress at the target’s address — with the expectation that local police may respond to the scene with deadly force. While only one of the three men is accused of making the phony call to police that got an innocent man shot and killed, investigators say the other two men’s efforts to taunt and deceive one another ultimately helped point the gun.

Tyler “SWAuTistic” Barriss. Photo: AP

According to prosecutors, the tragic hoax started with a dispute over a match in the online game “Call of Duty.” The indictment says Shane M. Gaskill, a 19-year-old Wichita, Kansas resident, and Casey S. Viner, 18, had a falling out over a $1.50 game wager.

Viner allegedly wanted to get back at Gaskill, and so enlisted the help of another man — Tyler R. Barriss — a serial swatter known by the alias “SWAuTistic” who’d bragged of “swatting” hundreds of schools and dozens of private residences.

The federal indictment references transcripts of alleged online chats among the three men. In an exchange on Dec. 28, 2017, Gaskill taunts Barriss on Twitter after noticing that Barriss’s Twitter account (@swattingaccount) had suddenly started following him.

Viner and Barriss both allegedly say if Gaskill isn’t scared of getting swatted, he should give up his home address. But the address that Gaskill gave Viner to pass on to Barriss no longer belonged to him and was occupied by a new tenant.

Barriss allegedly then called the emergency 911 operators in Wichita and said he was at the address provided by Viner, that he’d just shot his father in the head, was holding his mom and sister at gunpoint, and was thinking about burning down the home with everyone inside.

Wichita police quickly responded to the fake hostage report and surrounded the address given by Gaskill. Seconds later, 28-year-old Andrew Finch exited his mom’s home and was killed by a single shot from a Wichita police officer. Finch, a father of two, had no party to the gamers’ dispute and was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Just minutes after the fatal shooting, Barriss — who is in Los Angeles  — is allegedly anxious to learn if his Kansas swat attempt was successful. Someone has just sent Barriss a screenshot of a conversation between Viner and Gaskill mentioning police at Gaskill’s home and someone getting killed. So Barriss allegedly then starts needling Gaskill via instant message:

Defendant BARRISS: Yo answer me this
Defendant BARRISS: Did police show up to your house yes or no
Defendant GASKILL: No dumb fuck
Defendant BARRISS: Lmao here’s how I know you’re lying

Prosecutors say Barriss then posted a screen shot showing the following conversation between Viner and Gaskill:

Defendant VINER: Oi
Defendant GASKILL: Hi
Defendant VINER: Did anyone show @ your house?
Defendant VINER: Be honest
Defendant GASKILL: Nope
Defendant GASKILL: The cops are at my house because someone ik just killed his dad

Barriss and Gaskill then allegedly continued their conversation:

Defendant GASKILL: They showed up to my old house retard
Defendant BARRISS: That was the call script
Defendant BARRISS: Lol
Defendant GASKILL: Your literally retarded
Defendant GASKILL: Ik dumb ass
Defendant BARRISS: So you just got caught in a lie
Defendant GASKILL: No I played along with you
Defendant GASKILL: They showed up to my old house that we own and rented out
Defendant GASKILL: We don’t live there anymore bahahaha
Defendant GASKILL: ik you just wasted your time and now your pissed
Defendant BARRISS: Not really
Defendant BARRISS: Once you said “killed his dad” I knew it worked lol
Defendant BARRISS: That was the call lol
Defendant GASKILL: Yes it did buy they never showed up to my house
Defendant GASKILL: You guys got trolled
Defendant GASKILL: Look up who live there we moved out almost a year ago
Defendant GASKILL: I give you props though you’re the 1% that can actually swat babahaha
Defendant BARRISS: Dude MY point is You gave an address that you dont live at but you were acting tough lol
Defendant BARRISS: So you’re a bitch

Later on the evening of Dec. 28, after news of the fatal swatting started blanketing the local television coverage in Kansas, Gaskill allegedly told Barriss to delete their previous messages. “Bape” in this conversation refers to a nickname allegedly used by Casey Viner:

Defendant GASKILL: Dm asap
Defendant GASKILL: Please it’s very fucking impi
Defendant GASKILL: Hello
Defendant BARRISS: ?
Defendant BARRISS: What you want
Defendant GASKILL: Dude
Defendant GASKILL: Me you and bape
Defendant GASKILL: Need to delete everything
Defendant GASKILL: This is a murder case now
Defendant GASKILL: Casey deleted everything
Defendant GASKILL: You need 2 as well
Defendant GASKILL: This isn’t a joke K troll anymore
Defendant GASKILL: If you don’t you’re literally retarded I’m trying to help you both out
Defendant GASKILL: They know it was swat call

The indictment also features chat records between Viner and others in which he admits to his role in the deadly swatting attack. In the follow chat excerpt, Viner was allegedly talking with someone identified only as “J.D.”

Defendant VINER: I literally said you’re gonna be swatted, and the guy who swatted him can easily say I convinced him or something when I said hey can you swat this guy and then gave him the address and he said yes and then said he’d do it for free because I said he doesn’t think anything will happen
Defendant VINER: How can I not worry when I googled what happens when you’re involved and it said a eu [sic] kid and a US person got 20 years in prison min
Defendant VINER: And he didn’t even give his address he gave a false address apparently
J.D.: You didn’t call the hoax in…
Defendant VINER: Does t [sic] even matter ?????? I was involved I asked him to do it in the first place
Defendant VINER: I gave him the address to do it, but then again so did the other guy he gave him the address to do it as well and said do it pull up etc

Barriss is charged with multiple counts of making false information and hoaxes; cyberstalking; threatening to kill another or damage property by fire; interstate threats, conspiracy; and wire fraud. Viner and Gaskill were both charged with wire fraud, conspiracy and obstruction of justice. A copy of the indictment is available here.

The Associated Press reports that the most serious charge of making a hoax call carries a potential life sentence because it resulted in a death, and that some of the other charges carry sentences of up to 20 years.

The moment that police in Kansas fired a single shot that killed Andrew Finch.

As I told the AP, swatting has been a problem for years, but it seems to have intensified around the time that top online gamers started being able to make serious money playing games online and streaming those games live to thousands or even tens of thousands of paying subscribers. Indeed, Barriss himself had earned a reputation as someone who delighted in watching police kick in doors behind celebrity gamers who were live-streaming.

This case is not the first time federal prosecutors have charged multiple people in the same swatting attacks even if only one person was involved in actually making the phony hoax calls to police. In 2013, my home was the target of a swatting attack that thankfully ended without incident. The government ultimately charged four men — several of whom were minors at the time — with conducting that swat attack as well as many others they’d perpetrated against public figures and celebrities.

But despite spending considerable resources investigating those crimes, prosecutors were able to secure only light punishments for those involved in the swatting spree. One of those men, a serial swatter and cyberstalker named Mir Islam, was sentenced to to just one year in jail for his role in multiple swattings.  Another individual who was part of that group — Eric “Cosmo the God” Taylorgot three years of probation.

Something tells me Barriss, Gaskill and Viner aren’t going to be so lucky. Barriss has admitted his role in many swattings, and he admitted to his last, fatal swatting in an interview he gave to KrebsOnSecurity less than 24 hours after Andrew Finch’s murder — saying he was not the person who pulled the trigger.

Categories: Technology, Virus Info

Bus driver charged in crash that killed student, teacher

Channel 10 news - 5 hours 28 min ago

PARAMUS, N.J. — Authorities have charged the driver of a school bus that collided with a dump truck in New Jersey, killing a student and a teacher earlier this month.

They say 77-year-old Hudy Muldrow Sr. has been charged with death by auto.

Investigators say he tried to merge onto Interstate 80 in Mount Olive and then turned sharply toward a U-turn area on May 17. The bus and a dump truck then collided, killing 10-year-old fifth-grader Miranda Vargas and 51-year-old Jennifer Williamson.

More than 40 others were injured in the accident.

State police say a Muldrow would be taken into custody Thursday. A detention hearing is scheduled for Friday.

Categories: Ohio News

3 charged in street racing crash that killed Ohio mom, critically injured toddler

Channel 10 news - 6 hours 40 min ago

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Three people accused in the street racing death of an Ohio woman are out of jail as Florida authorities continue investigating the crash that also critically injured the woman's 21-month-old daughter.

Tampa police said in a news release that a 17-year-old in a Nissan was racing 18-year-old Cameron Herrin on a street that runs alongside Tampa Bay Wednesday when Herrin's Mustang hit 24-year-old Jessica Reisinger. She was pushing daughter Lillia in a stroller.

Police said Herrin's 20-year-old brother Tristan Herrin was riding in the Mustang.

Cameron Herrin and the juvenile face charges of vehicular homicide, street racing and reckless driving. Tristan Herrin is charged with street racing. Attorneys aren't listed on jail records.

Reisinger was from Jeromesville, Ohio. The Tampa Bay Times reports Reisinger's daughter is in critical condition Thursday.

Categories: Ohio News

1 dead, 1 injured after shooting in west Columbus

Channel 10 news - 8 hours 3 min ago

COLUMBUS - One person was killed and another was injured in a shooting in West Columbus, according to police.

The shooting happened just before 10:30 a.m. in the 2900 block of Sullivant Avenue.

First responders told 10TV both victims were taken to Mount Carmel West. One person died and the other victim's condition is unknown at this time.

Two Columbus City elementary schools are on lockdown due to the shooting in the area. The district told 10TV the schools impacted are Binns and Burroughs Elementary.

Stay with 10TV and 10TV.com on this developing story.

Categories: Ohio News

Trump cancels summit, citing 'open hostility' by North Korea

Channel 10 news - 9 hours 7 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a dramatic diplomatic turn, President Donald Trump canceled next month's summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un Thursday, citing the "tremendous anger and open hostility" in a recent statement by the North.

Trump said in a letter to Kim released by the White House that, based on the statement, he felt it was "inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting." Adding his own threat, he said that while the North Koreans talk about their nuclear capabilities, "ours are so massive and powerful that I pray to God they will never have to be used."

In the Korean statement that Trump cited, the North referred to Vice President Mike Pence as a "political dummy" for his comments on the North and said it was just as ready to meet in a nuclear confrontation as at the negotiating table.

Trump said his letter: "If you change your mind having to do with this most important summit, please do not hesitate to call me or write."

He said the world was losing a "great opportunity for lasting peace and great prosperity and wealth" now that their June 12 summit has been canceled. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo read the letter during a hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Thursday.

The president had agreed to the historic sit-down in March after months of trading insults and nuclear threats with the North Korean leader. But after criticism from North Korea, Trump cast doubt this week on whether the meeting would happen.

A White House official said it was incorrect to focus on the "dummy comments" about Pence. The official said the North Koreans had threatened nuclear war in their statement released Wednesday night and no summit could be successful under these circumstances.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations.

White House officials have privately predicted for weeks that the summit could be canceled once or twice before actually taking place, owing to the hard-nosed style of the two leaders. Trump has seemed to welcome chatter of a Nobel Peace Prize, but that has yielded in recent weeks to the sobering prospect of ensuring a successful outcome with the Kim.

Trump's allies in Congress applauded the president, saying he was justified in pulling out of the meeting.

"North Korea has a long history of demanding concessions merely to negotiate. While past administrations of both parties have fallen for this ruse, I commend the president for seeing through Kim Jong Un's fraud," said Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., who said the nation's "maximum-pressure campaign on North Korea must continue."

This spring, scoring a diplomatic win with Pyongyang had become Trump's top focus.

That had been a far cry from his bellicose rhetoric, issued both on Twitter and from the rostrum of the United Nations last fall. Trump threw off ominous taunts of raining "fire and fury" on the North while belittling its leader as "Little Rocket Man, alarming many global capitals and much of Washington's national security establishment and increasing worries about nuclear war. But Trump believed his outside-the-box behavior would bring Kim to the negotiating table.

Drawn to big moments and bigger headlines, Trump has viewed the North Korea summit as a legacy-maker for him, believing that the combustible combination of his bombast and charm already had led to warmer relations between North and South.

He immediately agreed to the proposed meeting, conveyed by South Korean officials, accepting it before consulting with many of his top national security advisers. And earlier this month, when welcoming home three Americans who had been detained in North Korea, Trump used a televised, middle-of-the-night ceremony to play up both his statecraft and stagecraft.

Some observers raised concerns that Trump was risking legitimizing Kim's government by agreeing to meet him on the world stage without evidence of denuclearization or other concessions. But Trump had bet big on the summit, telling one confidant that he believed a deal with North Korea, rather than in the Middle East, could be his historic victory.

White House officials also believed that a triumph on the Korean Peninsula — something that has eluded the United States for generations — could bolster Trump's approval ratings, help inoculate him against the investigations swirling around him and trickle down to help Republicans in this fall's midterm elections.

READ President Trump's letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un canceling their summit. pic.twitter.com/3xXYHwQwTC

— The Associated Press (@AP) May 24, 2018

Categories: Ohio News

Trump praises NFL policy banning kneeling for national anthem

Channel 10 news - 9 hours 14 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump praised an NFL policy banning kneeling during the "The Star-Spangled Banner," saying that "maybe you shouldn't be in the country" if you don't stand for the anthem.

Trump spoke to "Fox & Friends" in an interview that aired Thursday. The policy forbids players from sitting or taking a knee on the field during the anthem but allows them to stay in the locker room. Any violations of the new rules would result in fines against teams.

"I think that's good," Trump said in the interview that taped Wednesday. "I don't think people should be staying in the locker rooms, but still I think it's good. You have to stand proudly for the national anthem. Or you shouldn't be playing, you shouldn't be there. Maybe you shouldn't be in the country."

Trump last fall called on team owners to fire players who followed former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's lead by kneeling during the national anthem. During a rally, he referred to an NFL player making a gesture during "The Star-Spangled Banner" as a "son of a bitch" who should be fired.

The president's comments spurred a national conversation about patriotism and the nation's symbols and the use of peaceful protest. Trump said in the interview that he thought "the people" pushed for the new policy.

"I brought it out. I think the people pushed it forward," Trump said. He added: "you know, that's something ideally could have been taken care of when it first started, it would have been a lot easier, but if they did that, they did the right thing."

Categories: Ohio News

Police: Evacuations lifted after briefcase is left at Newark PD

Channel 10 news - 10 hours 1 min ago

NEWARK - Newark Police has given the all clear after the police department was evacuated Thursday morning due to a suspicious package found outside the building.

The Columbus Fire Bomb Squad was called at 7:50 a.m. to investigate and several nearby businesses were evacuated as a precaution.

Newark Police Chief Barry Connell said there was no harmful intent and a civilian was looking to return a lost and found briefcase. That person dropped off the item at the police department. To the credit of the person, they called police after hearing about evacuations to explain the suspicious package they left behind.

The bomb squad verified the briefcase was not harmful and the evacuations were lifted.

Categories: Ohio News

Estimated 7,000 bodies may be buried at former asylum

Channel 10 news - 11 hours 7 min ago

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Some of the boxes stacked inside anthropologist Molly Zuckerman's laboratory contain full bones — a skull, a jaw, or a leg. Others contain only plastic bags of bone fragments that Zuckerman describes as "grit."

These humble remains are among as many as 7,000 bodies that were buried at Mississippi's former insane asylum, a site that's now on the grounds of the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Researchers are planning to exhume the bodies, create a memorial and study them for insight on how mentally ill people and other marginalized populations should be treated today.

"The individuals present this amazing snapshot of life and health and human biology in Mississippi during a really tumultuous time spanning from before the Civil War into Reconstruction and into Jim Crow," said Zuckerman, who operates her lab at Mississippi State University in Starkville. "This can provide a very rich, contextualized, detailed and personal understanding of how health changed throughout time and how people's health was influenced by structural factors such as poverty and racism and marginalization."

The Mississippi State Lunatic Asylum — later renamed the Mississippi State Insane Hospital — operated from 1855 to 1935 and housed up to 35,000 patients from across the state. Patients who died while institutionalized were buried there if relatives didn't claim their bodies.

While researchers have limited information on those buried at the site, Zuckerman said many suffered from syphilis and associated mental symptoms at a time before antibiotics were known as an effective cure. Others' conditions ranged from schizophrenia to postpartum depression in an era when mental health wasn't well understood. Racial and economic backgrounds appear to have varied.

Pockets of remains had been found on the university's campus since the 1990s. But during a 2012 survey for planned road construction, archaeologists made the startling discovery that there are at least 3,000 buried bodies — and possibly as many as 7,000.

A group of seven universities in Mississippi and Texas has created a consortium to memorialize and analyze the remains.

Ralph Didlake, the director of UMMC's Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, said the consortium aims "to respectfully manage the remains in a way that leverages their cultural value, honors their legacy and history and scientific value." Didlake hopes to receive about $2 million from Mississippi legislators for the project, after which he believes private donations will sustain it.

So far the exhumed remains of 66 people are housed at Zuckerman's lab. Zuckerman said the patients were laid to rest with respect in individual coffins. Their unmarked graves and lack of personal effects were common burial practices for the time, she said.

In one box is a nearly full human skull from a young female patient, said Assistant Professor Anna Osterholtz, pointing to three dents in the skull that came from traumatic impacts. One is so severe that Osterholtz said the blow could have caused permanent brain damage. It's not clear whether the blow came before or after the patient was institutionalized.

One of Zuckerman's graduate students inspected cross-sections of bones to find evidence of pellagra, or vitamin B deficiency. Likely a result of a diet of corn, fatback and molasses, the condition can cause dementia-like symptoms.

Skeletal remains can also show evidence of chronic disease. Syphilis in its late stages, for instance, can cause small brain tumors that result in moth hole-like craters in the skull.

From teeth, anthropologists can gather information on people's diets and even discern what county they're from.

Identifying the patients, though, is difficult. The coffins are not marked. Anthropologists have recovered patient records, but there is no map to match records to gravesites. DNA analysis is costly, and DNA strands can degrade beyond recognition after decades underground.

Karen Clark, who has studied state records and her family's genealogy, said her great-great-great-grandfather Isham Earnest is buried at the site. She has no problem with the university digging up the graves, and she hopes DNA testing could point her to her ancestor's remains.

"Why not use the latest technology if it exists?" she asked.

Zuckerman said studying how the mentally ill were treated in the asylum's era will help researchers understand how to improve treatment for marginalized populations of today, whether they're affected by mental illness, racism, sexism or poverty.

"The only way you can really justify doing work on human remains — because of how ethically loaded the question of human remains is — is if you generate information from them that is useful and beneficial to modern and future populations," Zuckerman said.

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