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2018-08-29 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 23:34
Date: Wednesday Aug 29, 2018
Time: 5:24 AM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 13°
Approach: 10° above SSE
Departure: 11° above ESE

2018-08-30 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 23:34
Date: Thursday Aug 30, 2018
Time: 6:07 AM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 69°
Approach: 13° above SW
Departure: 43° above ENE

Plattsburgh drowning victim had blood alcohol content of .324 percent

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 22:00
Investigators say there was no foul play in the death of a man at a Plattsburgh beach this summer. Beach walkers discovered the body of 57-year-old Joseph F. Williams, floating in Lake Champlain, back in June. The death has been ruled an accident.
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Heard Up North: On A Steel Horse He Rides

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 22:00
We love meeting people who live in interesting ways. Sometimes it happens at Stewart's.
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CLOSING RIKERS - Officials unveil plan to replace Rikers with smaller jails

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 22:00
NEW YORK (AP) - New York City officials want to replace the notorious Rikers Island jail complex with four smaller lockups in densely populated neighborhoods.
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New York names new state author and poet

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state has named two new writers as the state poet and author.
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John Lennon's killer is up for parole for 10th time

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The man who killed John Lennon is up for parole again.
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State recovery teams head to flood-stricken upstate areas

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Hundreds of state personnel and fleets of vehicles and other equipment are being dispatched to areas of upstate New York recovering from severe flash flooding earlier this week.
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Report: Plattsburgh drowning victim had blood alcohol content of .324 percent

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 22:00
Investigators say there was no foul play in the death of a man at a Plattsburgh beach this summer. Beach walkers discovered the body of 57-year-old Joseph F. Williams, floating in Lake Champlain, back in June. The death has been ruled an accident.
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Leecia Eve, candidate for state AG, says she'll fight against 'Orwellian' Trump

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 22:00
Leecia Eve, one of four candidates running in the Sept. 13 Democratic primary for state attorney general, believes her background makes her more qualified to hold the office than her opponents.
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One person killed after shooting in south Columbus

Channel 10 news - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 21:14

COLUMBUS, Ohio - One person is dead after a shooting in south Columbus, according to Columbus police.

Police said officers responded to a shooting in the 1200 block of Berkeley Road around 11 p.m. Wednesday.

The person who was shot was rushed to the hospital but the victim passed away.

A possible suspect is barricaded in a house nearby, according to police.

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Crew fans hopeful soccer will stay in Columbus despite Austin's vote

Channel 10 news - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 18:31

There are many that think the vote inside the chambers of Austin City Council, Wednesday, signals the beginning of the end for soccer in Columbus.

With a 7-4 vote, city council cleared the way for the Columbus Crew SC to move to Texas.

"It's been a long, emotional process," Columbus Crew SC owner, Anthony Precourt, said. "We're thrilled to move forward, the work starts now and we're bringing Major League Soccer to Austin, Texas."

So, is this the end of soccer in Columbus?

"Eh, that's not true," David Miller said.

Miller is with the Save the Crew movement.

"I think MLS would be extraordinarily foolish to move the original MLS team out of its home," he said.

He says, yes, it definitely seems that Austin is in the beginning stages of getting its own team. But, he says there's no wording in what was approved that names Columbus Crew SC as that team.

"I think that it's very easy for [MLS] to snap their fingers and say Austin gets an expansion team and the Crew stays in Columbus," Miller said.

He doesn't see the league abandoning Columbus completely. He says the support has been incredible over the last 10 months with 11,000 excited ticket-holders for next season, an ambitious downtown stadium design and more than 350 local and national businesses that want to keep the Crew in Columbus.

Also, he says, let's not forget, there's a lawsuit.

"Which could potentially force the Crew to stay in Columbus," Miller said.

Back in March, the Ohio Attorney General's Office and the city of Columbus filed suit saying Precourt Sports Ventures didn't follow Ohio law with proper communication before talks of uprooting the team.

If a ruling is in favor of the Crew, Miller hopes the league will allow Precourt to sell.

"If the result of this 10 months of stress and heartache is that we have a local owner who supports his community and supports fans, then I think that looking forward two decades from now we'll look back on this as a positive development in the history of Columbus Crew SC," he said.

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Trump yanks ex-CIA chief's clearance, hitting vocal critic

Channel 10 news - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 17:49

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump abruptly revoked the security clearance of ex-CIA Director John Brennan on Wednesday, an unprecedented act of retribution against a vocally critical former top U.S. official.

Trump also threatened to yank the clearances of a handful of individuals, including former top intelligence and law enforcement officials, as well as a current member of the Justice Department. All are critics of the president or are people whom Trump appears to believe are against him.

Trump in a statement denounced Brennan's criticism and spoke anxiously of "the risks posed by his erratic conduct and behavior." The president described his own action as fulfilling his "constitutional responsibility to protect the nation's classified information."

However, Democratic members of Congress said it smacked of an "enemies list" among fellow Americans and the behavior of leaders in "dictatorships, not democracies." Brennan, in a phone interview with MSNBC, called the move an "abuse of power by Mr. Trump."

"I do believe that Mr. Trump decided to take this action, as he's done with others, to try to intimidate and suppress any criticism of him or his administration," he said, adding that he would not be deterred from speaking out.

Trump's action, critics and nonpartisan experts said, marked an unprecedented politicization of the federal government's security clearance process. It also was a clear escalation in Trump's battle with members of the U.S. intelligence community as the investigation into Russia election meddling and possible collusion and obstruction of justice continues.

And it came in the middle of the president's latest controversy — accusations of racism by former adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman and his bitter reaction to them. Trump's statement, distributed to reporters, was dated July 26, 2018, suggesting it could have been held and then released when needed to change a damaging subject. The White House later released a new version without the date.

Trump, his statement read by his press secretary, accused Brennan of having "leveraged his status as a former high-ranking official with access to highly sensitive information to make a series of unfounded and outrageous allegations, wild outbursts on the internet and television about this administration."

"Mr. Brennan's lying and recent conduct characterized by increasingly frenzied commentary is wholly inconsistent with access to the nations' most closely held secrets," Trump said.

Brennan has indeed been deeply critical of Trump's conduct, calling his performance at a press conference last month with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland "nothing short of treasonous."

Brennan continued that criticism on Wednesday. "I've seen this type of behavior and actions on the part of foreign tyrants and despots and autocrats for many, many years during my CIA and national security career. I never, ever thought that I would see it here in the United States," he said.

Brennan said he had not heard from the CIA or the Office of the Director of National Intelligence that his security clearance was being revoked, but learned it when the White House announced it. There is no requirement that a president has to notify top intelligence officials of his plan to revoke a security clearance. "The president has the ultimate authority to decide who holds a security clearance," the ODNI said in a statement.

Former CIA directors and other top national security officials are typically allowed to keep their clearances, at least for some period, so they can be in a position to advise their successors and to hold certain jobs.

Trump's statement said the Brennan issue raises larger questions about the practice of allowing former officials to maintain their security clearances, and said that others officials' were under review.

They include former FBI Director James Comey; James Clapper, the former director of national intelligence; former CIA Director Michael Hayden; former national security adviser Susan Rice; and Andrew McCabe, who served as Trump's deputy FBI director until he was fired in March.

Also on the list: fired FBI agent Peter Strzok, who was removed from the Russia investigation over anti-Trump text messages; former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, with whom Strzok exchanged messages; and senior Justice Department official Bruce Ohr, whom Trump recently accused on Twitter of "helping disgraced Christopher Steele 'find dirt on Trump.'"

Ohr was friends with Steele, the former British intelligence officer commissioned by an American political research firm to explore Trump's alleged ties with the Russian government. He is the only current government employee on the list.

At least two of the former officials, Comey and McCabe, do not currently have security clearances, and none of the eight receive intelligence briefings. Trump's concern apparently is that their former status gives special weight to their statements, both to Americans and foreign foes.

Former intelligence officials are also wondering how far Trump will go, according to a former senior intelligence official who spoke on condition of anonymity to share private conversations he's had with people who have worked in the field.

They said Trump has moved from threatening to revoke security clearances of former intelligence officials who have not been involved in the Russia investigation to former officials who did work on the probe. And they wonder if he will next choose to target those who currently work on the investigation, which Trump has called a "witch hunt."

The CIA referred questions to the White House.

Clapper, reacting on CNN, called Trump's actions "unprecedented," but said he didn't plan to stop speaking out. Asked what linked those threatened by the White House, Clapper said he and the others have been outspoken about the Trump administration, have "directly run afoul of it" or have taken actions the president dislikes.

"So I guess that's what we all have in common," Clapper said.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Trump's press secretary, insisted the White House wasn't targeting only Trump critics. But Trump did not order a review of the clearance held by former national security adviser Mike Flynn, who was fired from the White House for lying to Vice President Mike Pence about his conversations with Russian officials and later pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.

Democrats, and even some Republicans, lined up to denounce the president's move, with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., slamming it as a "stunning abuse of power." Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, the top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee, warned that a "dangerous precedent" was being set by "politicizing the way we guard our national secrets just to punish the president's critics."

And California Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House intelligence committee, tweeted, "An enemies list is ugly, undemocratic and un-American."

Maryland Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen tweeted, "Trump is now categorizing dissent and free speech as 'erratic behavior.'" He added, "Leaders behave like this in dictatorships, not democracies."

Several Republicans also weighed in, with Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., saying, "Unless there's something tangible that I'm unaware of, it just, as I've said before, feels like a banana republic kind of thing."

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., had previously dismissed Trump's threat as nothing more than presidential "trolling."

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Bride brings wedding to father at Wexner Medical Center

Channel 10 news - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 17:03

RICHWOOD - Steve Price hoped someday to watch one of his four daughters be married inside the 100-year-old hay barn he worked years to restore.

Other children had married and had receptions inside the barn, but none was married inside. Janea was set to be the first.

But when a severe case of pancreatitis left her dad bedridden in the hospital, Janea thought that maybe her dad would get better in time for the wedding. He didn't.

Not to be deterred, Janea decided there was no chance she would let her dad miss this important day.

"There were thoughts of me not even getting married. I had the perfect man and I talked to my dad and he said you're getting married whether I'm there or not," she said.

The two share a special father-daughter bond.

"He's just an amazing guy and I'm very blessed for him to be my dad, " she said.

So with some quick planning, she and her wedding team decided to surprise her dad at the Wexner Medical Center.

Janae wasn't going to allow a father/daughter dance to be missed.

With the help of Steve's nurse, he convinced him it was time to get an X-ray, but it was a lie. His daughter was waiting for him along with the wedding party.

The two danced to Darius Rucker's " It Won't Be Like This For Long." But there was more.

"For him not to be able to walk me down the aisle it was very difficult because that's always been his dream to do that," she said.

With the help of an iPad and a camera inside that old barn, Steve was able to attend the wedding virtually. He was even heard giving his daughter away.

August 11, 2018, won't mean a lot to most of us, but to this bride and her family, a memory was made that can not be erased.

Thanks in part to technology that allowed a dad to walk down the virtual aisle with his daughter, and left a father/daughter bond unbroken.

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Missing Ohio hiker found alive on flank of Mount St. Helens

Channel 10 news - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 16:12

COUGAR, Wash. — An Ohio man has been found alive on a flank of Mount St. Helens, nearly one week after he set out on a day hike and failed to return, authorities said Wednesday.

Rescuers found Matthew B. Matheny, 40, of Warren, Ohio, on a flank of the volcano in the Cascade Mountains of Washington state, the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office said in an emailed statement.

Matheny was flown to a hospital in a helicopter, but further information about his condition was not immediately available.

Friends last saw Matheny on Aug. 9, when he borrowed a car and headed to Blue Lake Trail on the southwest side of St. Helens. They reported him missing after he failed to return, prompting an extensive search. A sheriff's deputy found the borrowed Subaru Outback at the trailhead on Saturday.

About 30 search-and-rescue personnel, assisted by helicopters, tracking dogs and a drone operated by the sheriff's office had been searching for Matheny daily, The Daily News of Longview, Washington, reported. Matheny's friends and family also have been at the search scene.

Searchers on Tuesday decided to focus on a 1-square-mile (2.6-square-kilometer) area based on cell phone signals and a computer model that sought to predict Matheny's movements.

Charlie Rosenzweig, chief criminal deputy for Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office, called it "extremely unusual" that someone would survive such an ordeal, the newspaper reported.

According to the Washington Trails Association, Blue Lake Trail is a short walk through meadows and tall fir trees to Blue Lake. Beyond the lake hikers can access other trails and ridges, leading to views of Mount St. Helens and Mount Adams.

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Whitehall 2-year-old on life support; 2 charged including mother

Channel 10 news - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 15:41

WHITEHALL, Ohio – A mother and a man are charged after a 2-year-old boy was injured in Whitehall, according to documents filed in Franklin County Municipal Court.

Court records show on Tuesday afternoon in an East Broad Street apartment, 27-year-old Tyreese Gray became frustrated with the child and “forcefully pulled him off the bed” before pushing the child to the bathroom.

The child did not want to go into the bathroom and Gray grabbed him by the head, turned him toward the door and smacked him in the back of the head, according to court records.

This caused the boy to then hit his head when he fell into a vanity.

The boy suffered severe injuries and is now on life support according to court documents.

Gray is charged with felonious assault.

According to court records, the child’s mother, 20-year-old Jquanna Davis, is charged with endangering children.

She is accused of failing to provide medical care to the child multiple times when emergency medical care was needed and allowed the child to be in the care of Gray who hurt the child on several occasions.

Both were arraigned on Wednesday.

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Dave Popkin, W2CC/AAR2BU Receives Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award

ARRL News - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 14:51

A New Jersey radio amateur and Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) member has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from President Donald Trump. ARRL Charter Life Member Dave Popkin, W2CC/AAR2BU, was recognized for his extraordinary contributions as a MARS volunteer.

“On behalf of a grateful nation, I thank you for your lifetime of service to your fellow Americans and those most in need,” Pre...

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Church helped former priest accused of abuse get Disney job

Channel 10 news - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 14:44

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A sweeping grand jury report into child sexual abuse in Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania said church officials gave a former priest a positive reference to work at Disney World, even though they'd fielded at least one allegation about him sexually abusing a boy.

The ex-priest, Edward Ganster, left the priesthood in 1990, moved to the Orlando area and went on to work at Disney World before he died in 2014.

The report said Ganster worked at the theme park for 18 years. Ganster drove the train at the Magic Kingdom, according to an obituary in the Orlando Sentinel, which said Ganster worked there for 15 years.

Disney World did not respond to a request for information.

Ganster, who became a priest in 1971, was working at St. Joseph's Church in Easton in the late 1970s when a woman complained to a monsignor that Ganster had gotten in bed with her 13-year-old son on an overnight trip and "hurt" him, the report said. The boy also told his mother that "something happened" in the confession booth, it said.

The monsignor told her Ganster would be given counseling and Ganster was promptly reassigned, the report said.

About a decade later, Ganster was on sick leave at a Catholic mental health hospital as he sought to leave the priesthood and get married.

Ganster wrote the Diocese to say he would apply for a job at Disney World and wanted to use the Diocese as a reference, the report said.

Allentown's bishop, Thomas Welsh, wrote to Orlando's bishop that Ganster's problems were "partially sexual" and that he couldn't reassign him. A monsignor separately assured Ganster that he would get a positive reference.

"I am quite sure that the Diocese will be able to give you a positive reference in regard to the work you did during your years of service here as a priest," the monsignor wrote, according to the report.

A diocese spokesman, Matt Kerr, said he knows of no reference letter, or if one was written.

"That should not have happened," Kerr said. "It would not happen today."

More than a decade after Ganster left the priesthood, a man contacted the Allentown Diocese to report that Ganster had victimized him when he was 14 and an altar boy some two decades earlier, the report said.

Ganster fondled, groped and beat him repeatedly, once dragging him across a living room floor by his underwear and once beating him with a metal cross, the report said.

Years later, in 2015, the mother of another victim contacted the Allentown Diocese to report that Ganster abused her then 12-year-old son in 1977, the report said.

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Drug manufacturer recalls thyroid medication

Channel 10 news - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 14:28

A drug manufacturer is recalling thyroid medication because the drug was made with active ingredients, which were not sourced to proper FDA standards.

Westminster Pharmaceuticals issued the voluntary recall for all lots of Levothyroxine and Liothyronine 15 mg, 30 mg, 60 mg, 90 mg, & 120 mg tablets.

To date, the company has not seen any reports of injury nor illness related to the recall.

The products that are being recalled are in 100-count bottles.

Patients taking these medications are urged to replace their pills with a new bottle.

For the full list of recalled medications, click here.

Anyone with questions or concerns can call Westminster’s Regulatory Affairs department by phone at 888-354-9939.

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Target to open new store near New Albany in 2019

Channel 10 news - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 14:13

Target has announced plans to open a new store next year near New Albany.

The store will be part of the new development near the intersection of Hamilton Road and State Route 161.

It will be Target’s 16th store in the Columbus metro area. The store will hire approximately 125 employees.

“We look forward to opening our newest store in Ohio to serve both the Columbus and New Albany communities. This full-size Target store will feature our latest design thinking to offer guests a shopping experience that’s even easier and more inspiring,” said Mark Schindele, senior vice president, Target.

The store will also offer Order Pickup, which allows guests to order on Target.com and pick up the items at the store in less than an hour.

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