Feed aggregator

Police looking for driver who left pedestrian in Athens with critical injuries

Channel 10 news - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 04:36

ATHENS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol and Athens Police Departments are searching for a driver who hit a pedestrian and left the scene.

According to OSHP, 47-year-old Tad Albano was attempting to cross W. Carpenter Street near N. Lancaster Street in Athens when a pickup truck hit him. Witnesses at the scene told police that the truck was an early 2000 model Chevrolet Silverado with a red cab and bed and a black tailgate. Witnesses also told investigators the truck looked rusted and beat up.

Albano was taken to Grant Medical Center in Columbus with life-threatening injuries.

The patrol is requesting anyone with information on the crash or the vehicle involved to contact them at (740) 593-6611 or the Athens Police Department at (740) 593-6606. The crash is still under investigation.

Categories: Ohio News

Students urged to be on alert after reported rape near OSU campus

Channel 10 news - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 03:34

COLUMBUS - Police are investigating a reported rape near the Ohio State University Campus. Investigators say the crime happened near 8th Avenue & Neil Avenue around 1:30 Saturday morning.

A tweet issued by OSU's emergency management says the suspect showed a weapon.

A rape has been reported near 8th & Neil around 1:30am. Police investigating. Suspect is a white male, mid-30's, slim build, wearing an NBA/Jordan shirt. A weapon was shown. Pls call @columbuspolice at 614-645-4545 or @OSUPolice at 614-292-2121 if you have any info.

— OSU Emergency Mngmnt (@OSU_EMFP) June 23, 2018

The suspect is described as a white male in his mid-30's. He has a slim build and was wearing an NBA/Jordan shirt.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Columbus Police at 614-645-4545 or OSU Police at 614-292-2121.

Categories: Ohio News

1 killed, 1 injured due to crash in north Columbus

Channel 10 news - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 03:31

COLUMBUS - Columbus Police is investigating a fatal crash in north Columbus.

Authorities told 10TV it happened just after 2:10 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of Morse Road and Tamarack Boulevard.

One person was pronounced dead on the scene and another person was treated on the scene, according to police.

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

Categories: Ohio News

2018-06-30 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 01:34
Date: Saturday Jun 30, 2018
Time: 5:20 AM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 15°
Approach: 11° above SSE
Departure: 10° above E

2018-07-02 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 01:34
Date: Monday Jul 2, 2018
Time: 5:11 AM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 36°
Approach: 13° above SSW
Departure: 23° above E

2018-07-03 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 01:34
Date: Tuesday Jul 3, 2018
Time: 4:21 AM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 19°
Approach: 17° above SSE
Departure: 10° above E

2018-07-04 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 01:34
Date: Wednesday Jul 4, 2018
Time: 5:03 AM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 84°
Approach: 19° above SW
Departure: 38° above NE

2018-07-05 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 01:34
Date: Thursday Jul 5, 2018
Time: 4:13 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 47°
Approach: 45° above SSE
Departure: 20° above ENE

2018-07-06 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 01:34
Date: Friday Jul 6, 2018
Time: 3:23 AM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 19°
Approach: 19° above E
Departure: 11° above E

2018-07-06 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 01:34
Date: Friday Jul 6, 2018
Time: 4:56 AM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 37°
Approach: 14° above W
Departure: 26° above NNE

2018-07-07 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 01:34
Date: Saturday Jul 7, 2018
Time: 4:05 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 66°
Approach: 53° above W
Departure: 29° above NE

2018-07-07 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Sat, 06/23/2018 - 01:34
Date: Saturday Jul 7, 2018
Time: 5:41 AM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 16°
Approach: 11° above NW
Departure: 14° above N

Mugsy's guide to the rest of the human entourage

North Country Public Radio - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 22:00
For a dog who spends the bulk of his day in a semi-comatose state on my couch, Mugsy can get surprisingly exercised when the issue touches upon his vast canine dignity.
Categories: News

Teens arrested in fatal shooting of girl, 9, sitting inside car in Cleveland

Channel 10 news - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 15:34

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities in Cleveland say two 17-year-old boys and a 19-year-old man have been arrested in the death of a 9-year-old girl struck by an errant gunshot during an exchange of fire nearby.

Cleveland police said Friday an arrest warrant has also been issued for a 16-year-old in Wednesday's fatal shooting of Saniyah Nicholson. She was sitting in the back seat of a car with an adult sister when two teens in a car exchanged gunfire with two teens on foot. The 20-year-old sister wasn't injured.

Court records show that 19-year-old Devontae Nettles has been charged with murder in the girl's death. Police say Nettles and one of the 17-year-olds were in the car. It's unclear if he has an attorney.

Police say the shootout doesn't appear to be gang-related.

Categories: Ohio News

1 killed, 1 injured in Knox County buggy crash

Channel 10 news - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 15:34

KNOX COUNTY, Ohio – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a serious crash involving a buggy and a vehicle in Knox County.

OSHP said the crash happened around 3:40 p.m. Friday on Wooster Road near Yarman Road, which is northeast of Mount Vernon.

One person was killed and one person was injured according to OSHP.

The road is closed in the area of the crash.

Categories: Ohio News

Statewide outbreak of hepatitis A declared for Ohio

Channel 10 news - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 15:23

The Ohio Department of Health has declared an outbreak of hepatitis A in the state.

The department said there has been 79 cases of hepatitis A in Ohio so far in 2018.

This is nearly double the number of cases reported during all of 2017.

Hepatitis A is a vaccine-preventable liver disease. It is typically spread when a person ingests food or drinks that may have been contaminated with the stool of an infected person. Hepatitis A can also spread from close personal contact with an infected person, such as through sex.

Doctors say the best way to prevent hepatitis A is through vaccinations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a child as young as 1-year-old receive the vaccine.

Symptoms of Hepatitis A include fatigue, low appetite, stomach pain, nausea, clay-colored stool and jaundice. Patients with hepatitis A can experience a mild illness that lasts only a few weeks to a severe illness lasting several months.

Some of Ohio's hepatitis A cases are linked to outbreaks in neighboring states.

Indiana has seen 138 cases, Kentucky has 761 cases, Michigan has 843 cases, and West Virginia has 248 cases.

Categories: Ohio News

Concerns about scrappers raised days before house explosion

Channel 10 news - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 14:44

COLUMBUS, Ohio - 10 Investigates has been digging into the history of the property where a home exploded Friday morning in east Columbus, looking for clues as to what happened.

One week ago, buildings reduced to debris and rubble Friday were someone's home.

Those residents had been relocated as of last week to make way for remodeling.

Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority says no one was supposed to be in these units.

"When we vacate the units we secure the front and back doors and then we look at, when it comes to the utilities, because we're doing renovation, we would still make those available for usage," said Cheryl Thomas with CMHA.

She says that means the gas would be left on.

But having those units vacant appears to have made them a target of scrappers.

"We were in correspondence with the fire department in regards to some issues of individuals trying to get into the units and compromising some of the utilities in the units," she said.

That was earlier this week.

On Friday, CMHA was not taking any chances.

It was working with Columbia Gas to turn off the gas to any other vacant units in this area, and had hired private, round the clock security.

"Our primary concern right now, and the only thing we're concerned about right now, is the security of the area and for the residents involved around it," Thomas said.

Columbia Gas said it completed their testing at the scene on Friday and the lines serving the affected units are safe.

The utility is confident its facilities and lines were not the source of this explosion.

They remind everyone -- if you smell natural gas, it is an emergency.

People should leave the area and call 911 and Columbia Gas immediately.

10TV also checked with Columbus Code Enforcement and Building and Zoning.

They say they have complaints or concerns about these buildings for at least the last three years.

Columbus Police say the only reports or complaints at the properties in question were in March and May.

One involved loud music, the other a suspicious person.

Categories: Ohio News

Police: Man kills lawyer, self, hours after divorce is final

Channel 10 news - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 14:41

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man killed his ex-wife's attorney in his law office just hours after the couple's divorce was final and then killed himself, authorities said.

Cartersville Police Lt. M.E. Bettikofer tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that 33-year-old Walter Samuel Radford's divorce was finalized at 12:04 p.m. Wednesday and Radford fatally shot his ex-wife's attorney about two hours later. Police say 41-year-old lawyer Antonio Benjamin Mari's body was found in his Cartersville law office. He had been shot multiple times.

Bettikofer says Radford called ex-wife Cindy Radford to tell her he had shot Mari. He says Radford then broke into her home and shot himself. His body was found about 2:40 p.m.

Radford had failed to show up for the final divorce hearing.

While at the courthouse Wednesday morning, Mari told colleagues he had concerns about Radford, attorney Wade Everett said.

Though he didn't know specifics, Everett said Mari had a "gut feeling" that Radford could harm him. On Thursday, Everett said he and his colleagues discussed security at their office.

"There's only so much security you can really do," he said. "You can carry a gun. But unless you've got it in your hand and you're waiting on someone, it's not going to do you any good."

Mari's death shocked the Cartersville community, where he had worked nearly 18 years as a high school history teacher and later an attorney. After teaching for 10 years at Cass High School, Mari graduated from law school and passed the Georgia bar exam in 2009.

Though he represented clients in bankruptcy and domestic cases, Mari wasn't the typical tough-faced litigator, according to fellow Cartersville attorney Lester Tate.

"He's just one of the nicest, most easy-going people you could imagine," Tate said.

Mari is survived by his wife.

Late Wednesday, Cass High School posted a tribute to him on Facebook. And Thursday, the Bartow County School System honored Mari in a post.

"Inspirational, favorite teacher, Georgia Bulldog fan; that's how Antonio Mari's former students at Cass High School describe him," the school system posted. "We share the community's grief and extend our deepest sympathies to the Mari Family, as well as the BCSS Family."

Cartersville is about 43 miles northwest of Atlanta.

Categories: Ohio News

"He has a gun": Mom's 911 call in standoff that left 4 kids dead

Channel 10 news - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 14:34

ORLANDO, Fla. - The mother of four children killed by her boyfriend called 911 from a 7-Eleven after fleeing her Orlando apartment, according to the June 10 call released Thursday by Orlando police, reports CBS affiliate WKMG. Ciara Lopez called Orlando police dispatch around 11:43 p.m. and said that her boyfriend, Gary Lindsey Jr., hurt her and took her phone.

"He hurt me and he has my phone and he has a gun, and there's four children in the house," Lopez said, her voice shaking.

The dispatcher asked Lopez if Lindsey had ever pulled the gun on her. "Not today," she replied.

Lopez said her four children were locked in their rooms at the home at Westbrook Apartments complex and she drove to the nearby 7-Eleven to get help.

"I have to go back to the apartment," she told dispatch several times.

WKMG reports that four minutes after that 911 call, Orlando police met Lopez at the complex's leasing office and attempted to get the children out. During an exchange of gunfire with Lindsey, OPD Officer Kevin Valencia was shot in the head and critically injured, police said.

Almost 24 hours later, Irayan Pluth, 12; Lillia Pluth, 10; Aidan Lindsey, 6; and Dove Lindsey, 1, were found shot to death in their beds, police said.

Valencia remains in critical condition.

Orlando Police Chief John Mina said Lindsey shot and killed the children, two of whom were his own, before taking his own life.

"I don't want to leave them alone there for too long, because he might do something," Lopez told dispatch.

Lopez's attorney released a statement Thursday afternoon about the 911 calls.

"It is clearly evident that in the recently released 911 call placed by Ciara Lopez ... at 11:43 p.m. that she had been physically assaulted and was in a state of terror, in fear for her children's lives at this point," the statement read.

Lopez told a 911 operator that she was scratched up but didn't need medical attention.

WKMG reports that at 4:35 a.m., Lindsey's sister from Jacksonville called Orlando police unsure if her brother was the barricaded suspect she saw on the news, but said she put two and two together after she received a call from Lindsey's friend at 2:30 a.m. who said Lindsey was threatening to kill himself.

Lindsey's sister told dispatch, still unsure if her brother was the suspect, that she wanted to help if she could.

"I didn't know exactly where it was. No one really did. I'm just calling because I saw this on the news and I was wondering if there was anything my mother and I could help," she said.

WKMG reports that the month before the shooting, Lindsey's sister attended a hearing after Lindsey reportedly violated his probation, and made a $1,000 restitution payment on his behalf which a judge said "saved him" from going to prison.

According to the station, Lindsey had a long history of arrests, including for arson and domestic violence. He once allegedly pulled a knife on his girlfriend while she held their 7-month-old child in her arms.

Orlando police also released 911 calls made by several concerned Westbrook residents.

The funeral for the four children will be held Saturday at St. James Catholic Cathedral Church, in downtown Orlando.

Categories: Ohio News

Supreme Court: Police Need Warrant for Mobile Location Data

Krebs on Security - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 14:30

The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that the government needs to obtain a court-ordered warrant to gather location data on mobile device users. The decision is a major development for privacy rights, but experts say it may have limited bearing on the selling of real-time customer location data by the wireless carriers to third-party companies.

Image: Wikipedia.

At issue is Carpenter v. United States, which challenged a legal theory the Supreme Court outlined more than 40 years ago known as the “third-party doctrine.” The doctrine holds that people who voluntarily give information to third parties — such as banks, phone companies, email providers or Internet service providers (ISPs) — have “no reasonable expectation of privacy.”

That framework in recent years has been interpreted to allow police and federal investigators to obtain information — such as mobile location data — from third parties without a warrant. But in a 5-4 ruling issued today that flies in the face of the third-party doctrine, the Supreme Court cited “seismic shifts in digital technology” allowing wireless carriers to collect “deeply revealing” information about mobile users that should be protected by the 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which is intended to shield Americans against unreasonable searches and seizures by the government.

Amy Howe, a reporter for SCOTUSblog.com, writes that the decision means police will generally need to get a warrant to obtain cell-site location information, a record of the cell towers (or other sites) with which a cellphone connected.

The ruling is no doubt a big win for privacy advocates, but many readers have been asking whether this case has any bearing on the sharing or selling of real-time customer location data by the mobile providers to third party companies. Last month, The New York times revealed that a company called Securus Technologies had been selling this highly sensitive real-time location information to local police forces across the United States, thanks to agreements the company had in place with the major mobile providers.

It soon emerged that Securus was getting its location data second-hand through a company called 3Cinteractive, which in turn was reselling data from California-based “location aggregator” LocationSmart. Roughly two weeks after The Times’ scoop, KrebsOnSecurity broke the news that anyone could look up the real time location data for virtually any phone number assigned by the major carriers, using a buggy try-before-you-buy demo page that LocationSmart had made available online for years to showcase its technology.

Since those scandals broke, LocationSmart disabled its promiscuous demo page. More importantly, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon all have said they are now in the process of terminating agreements with third-parties to share this real-time location data.

Still, there is no law preventing the mobile providers from hashing out new deals to sell this data going forward, and many readers here have expressed concerns that the carriers can and eventually will do exactly that.

So the question is: Does today’s Supreme Court ruling have any bearing whatsoever on mobile providers sharing location data with private companies?

According to SCOTUSblog’s Howe, the answer is probably “no.”

“[Justice] Roberts emphasized that today’s ruling ‘is a narrow one’ that applies only to cell-site location records,” Howe writes. “He took pains to point out that the ruling did not ‘express a view on matters not before us’ – such as obtaining cell-site location records in real time, or getting information about all of the phones that connected to a particular tower at a particular time. He acknowledged that law-enforcement officials might still be able to obtain cell-site location records without a warrant in emergencies, to deal with ‘bomb threats, active shootings, and child abductions.'”

However, today’s decision by the high court may have implications for companies like Securus which have marketed the ability to provide real-time mobile location data to law enforcement officials, according to Jennifer Lynch, a senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit digital rights advocacy group.

“The court clearly recognizes the ‘deeply revealing nature’ of location data and recognizes we have a privacy interest in this kind of information, even when it’s collected by a third party (the phone companies),” Lynch wrote in an email to KrebsOnSecurity. “I think Carpenter would have implications for the Securus context where the phone companies were sharing location data with non-government third parties that were then, themselves, making that data available to the government.”

Lynch said that in those circumstances, there is a strong argument the government would need to get a warrant to access the data (even if the information didn’t come directly from the phone company).

“However, Carpenter’s impact in other contexts — specifically in contexts where the government is not involved — is much less clear,” she added. “Currently, there aren’t any federal laws that would prevent phone companies from sharing data with non-government third parties, and the Fourth Amendment would not apply in that context.”

And there’s the rub: There is nothing in the current law that prevents mobile companies from sharing real-time location data with other commercial entities. For that reality to change, Congress would need to act. For more on the prospects of that happening and how we wound up here, check out my May 26 story, Why is Your Location Data No Longer Private?

The full Supreme Court opinion in Carpenter v. United States is available here (PDF).

Categories: Technology, Virus Info


Subscribe to Some Place in Ohio aggregator