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Former Ohio State running back Bri'onte Dunn testifies in rape trial, denies forcing sex

Channel 10 news - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 15:20

A former Ohio State football player, now accused of rape, took the stand Thursday.

A woman says Bri'onte Dunn raped her in her home in August of 2017.

Dunn has refused any plea deals, insisting he is innocent.

The woman testified that on August 20, 2017, Dunn forced himself on her in her apartment.

He denies that, saying she performed oral sex on him.

He says he attempted intercourse but was unable to perform.

"Are you telling us you touched different parts of her body?" asked defense attorney Joe Landusky.
"Yes," Dunn answered.
"Was it consensual?"
"Yes."
"Was she fighting you or screaming like she said?"
"No."

That day, she contacted police and underwent a sexual assault exam.

Dunn was charged with multiple counts of rape and arrested.

His accuser admitted contacting him multiple times after his arrest, at one point calling him 27 times.

"I said to her, 'You lied on me and said all this stuff about me and messed up my reputation and my name.' Her response was, 'What do you want me to do, call the football people and tell them I lied?'"

Jurors heard that recorded phone call, and the woman admits she offered to tell police she lied.

"You also ask her multiple times how do we fix this," said prosecutor Jennifer Rausch.
"Yes," Dunn answered.
"And you said zero times, 'go tell police the truth,'"
"No."

"Do you know why she would accuse you of such a heinous crime?" asked Landusky.
"I thought about it," answered Dunn. "I don't know if she was that mad that I didn't give her what she wanted, which was for her to come to Canada with me and have a baby. She was telling me that she loved me, and at that moment, before I left that night, I told her that I don't think things will work out."

Prosecutors dropped one of the three rape counts against Dunn.

Each count related to a specific sex act, and they said there wasn't the evidence to support one of those counts.

The case now goes to the jury.

If convicted, Dunn faces up to 22 years in prison.

Click here to watch the accuser's testimony.

Categories: Ohio News

Wet and mild: Warm winter predicted for much of the US

Channel 10 news - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 14:03

WASHINGTON (AP) — Winter looks wet and especially mild for much of the country, thanks to a weak El Nino brewing, U.S. meteorologists said.

The National Weather Service on Thursday predicted a warmer than normal winter for the northern and western three-quarters of the nation. The greatest chance for warmer than normal winter weather is in Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, Montana, northern Wyoming and western North Dakota.

No place in the United States is expected to be colder than normal, said Mike Halpert, deputy director of the government's Climate Prediction Center.

The Southeast, Ohio Valley and mid-Atlantic can go any which way on temperature, Halpert said.

Overall the winter looks a lot like the last few, Halpert said.

"The country as a whole has been quite mild since 2014-2105," Halpert said.

Winter weather expert Judah Cohen, of the private company Atmospheric and Environmental Research, uses different indicators to predict winter for the National Science Foundation. He also forecasted a warm winter, heavily based on weak snowfall in Siberia.

PRECIPITATION

Halpert said the southern one-third of the United States and much of the East Coast could be hunkering down for a wetter than normal December through January. The chances are highest in southeastern Georgia and much of northern and central Florida.

Hawaii, Montana, Michigan, parts of Idaho, Wisconsin, northern Illinois, Indiana and Ohio are forecast to be drier than normal, with the biggest likelihood in Hawaii, Montana and Michigan.

The middle belt of the nation and some of the north from California to New York can go any which way on precipitation.

The weather service's forecast doesn't look at snow likelihood.

EL NINO

Halpert said the biggest factor in the forecast is a likely El Nino, the natural warming of parts of the central Pacific Ocean that influences weather worldwide.

The El Nino hasn't quite formed yet, but it's almost warm enough. Meteorologists predict there's a 75 percent chance it'll be around this winter. But it will be weak, not strong like the El Nino that helped lead to the record warm 2015-2016 winter, Halpert said.

BACKGROUND WARMING

While El Nino is the biggest factor in the forecast, long-term warming from human-caused climate change is a factor, too, Halpert said.

"All things being equal, the slight kick we get out of the climate signal does tilt things toward the warm side," Halpert said.

But it's not enough to outweigh other factors if they push toward cold.

"Even on a warming planet," he said, "it doesn't mean winter goes away and it's never cold again."

Categories: Ohio News

Franklin County deputy injured during chase

Channel 10 news - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 13:46

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ohio – A Franklin County Sheriff’s Office deputy said he was injured on Thursday while he was in a foot chase.

The sheriff’s office said this happened in the area of Wilson Road and West Broad Street around 11:40 a.m.

After the deputy told dispatchers over the radio he was involved in a foot chase, they could not reach him.

It was later learned the deputy somehow lost consciousness.

The deputy then was able to let dispatchers know he was injured and on a trail.

When the deputy was located he was taken to a local hospital.

The sheriff’s office described the deputy’s condition as stable.

The deputy is with the Community Response Unit.

It is unclear what kind of injury the deputy sustained.

Categories: Ohio News

Man found dead in southeast Columbus apartment; death considered suspicious

Channel 10 news - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 13:10

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Columbus police are investigating after a man was found dead in southeast Columbus.

Police said officers were called to an apartment in the 4600 block of Refugee Road around 1:10 p.m. on Tuesday for a well-being check.

Curtis Moorer, 61, was found dead inside.

The Franklin County Coroner's Office conducted an autopsy but the cause and manner of death are still being investigated, according to police.

If anyone has any information about what may have happened, they are asked to call Columbus police at 614-645-4730.

Categories: Ohio News

ARRL Northern Florida Section Seeks Volunteers to Deploy to Hurricane Zone

ARRL News - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 13:10

Northern Florida ARES is seeking volunteers to deploy for up to a week to areas of the state devastated by Hurricane Michael. Serious communication issues remain in the Florida Panhandle in the storm’s wake, with the telecommunications infrastructure ravaged and storm victims unable to communicate with family members outside the region. The Florida State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is hop...

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Man tied to gun that killed 2 Westerville police officers gets 5 years

Channel 10 news - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 13:05

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man has been sentenced to five years in prison for providing the gun used in a shooting that killed two Westerville police officers earlier this year.

Prosecutors sought the 5-year prison term for defendant Gerald Lawson, saying Lawson knew that Quentin Smith, his lifelong friend, had a violent past that prohibited him from buying or owning a gun.

Federal judge Edmund Sargus handed down the sentence Thursday.

Defense attorneys wanted six months of house arrest, followed by three years of probation.

Westerville officers Anthony Morelli and Eric Joering were shot Feb. 10 responding to a 911 hang-up call at a townhome in the Columbus suburb where Smith lived.

Smith was indicted in March on charges that carry the possibility of a death sentence. He has pleaded not guilty.

Categories: Ohio News

Norwegian Radio Amateur Being Prevented from Leaving Chad

ARRL News - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 12:46

A saga that has reached the diplomatic and foreign ministry level is playing out in Africa’s Republic of Chad, where Norwegian radio amateur Kenneth Opskar, LA7GIA, had only operated as TT8KO for about 1 day before security police shut down his station on October 10. He’d logged 2,150 contacts, already uploaded to Club Log, and all antennas except a 160-meter vertical had been installed. At the...

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What happens if you win Mega Millions' $970 million jackpot?

Channel 10 news - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 11:28

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Despite the terrible odds — one in 302.5 million for those keeping score at home — someone will eventually match all six numbers and win the Mega Millions jackpot, which now stands at $970 million. It could happen as soon as Friday night, when the next drawing is held.

That would leave most of us disappointed but some lucky winner beset by a host of questions.

Here are some answers for someone holding that prized lottery ticket for what would be the second-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history.

I'VE WON. NOW WHAT?

Lottery officials recommend winners take a deep breath, put their winning ticket in a safe spot and consult with a reputable financial planner before popping over to the lottery headquarters. Their first decision is whether to take the cash option, which would now be $548 million, or an annuity, with one initial payment and annual installments over 29 years. Nearly all winners opt for cash, but the annuity has advantages, as it reduces the tax bill a little and offers a stable flow of income that climbs by 5 percent annually.

HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO CLAIM THE JACKPOT?

States have different rules, so depending on where you purchased the ticket, you have from 180 days to a year.

DO I GET MY MONEY INSTANTLY?

No, you can't just cash one of those oversized checks shown in all the winner photos. Payment speed also varies by state, but a week or two is common. Carole Gentry, a spokeswoman for the Maryland lottery, said the requirement is seven to 10 days in that state.

CAN I KEEP MY NAME SECRET?

Winners can remain anonymous in six states — Delaware, Kansas, Maryland, North Dakota, Ohio and South Carolina. In Arizona, people who win more than $600 can keep their names secret for 90 days after claiming prizes, but after that names are public record. In Michigan, winners are anonymous unless they win Mega Millions or Powerball prizes.

WHAT ABOUT TAXES?

For winners of $5,000 or more, all states automatically deduct 24 percent in federal taxes but state taxes vary widely. Some big states, including California, don't withhold taxes from lottery winnings, and some like Texas don't have individual income taxes at all. For the others, the state takes a bite, especially in New York, where a winner would need to pay a state tax of 8.8 percent. Residents of New York City would pay an additional tax of 3.9 percent. In general, taxes eat up nearly half of winnings.

Melissa Labant, a tax policy expert at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, said winners should realize that while taxes are initially withheld when prizes are awarded, more money will likely be due at tax time as people suddenly are in up to a 37 percent tax bracket.

"That catches people off guard," she said. "You have to be prepared to write another check to the IRS in April."

WHAT ARE MY TAXES IF I DON'T LIVE IN THE STATE WHERE I BOUGHT THE TICKET?

This can get complicated, but for the most part winners pay taxes where they bought the ticket and then can get a credit on their taxes in their home state. The final tax bill can depend on if the state where you live taxes at a higher or lower rate than where you purchased the ticket. Rules vary by state, so this is a good topic for that financial planner.

Categories: Ohio News

Ross County Sheriff's Office looking for runaway teenager

Channel 10 news - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 09:38

ROSS COUNTY - Authorities are asking for help locating a 16-year-old Ross County girl.

According to the Ross County Sheriff's Office, 16-year-old Greenlee Hopper ran away from a home in the 1500 block of Trego Creek Road early Thursday morning.

She is described as 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 110 pounds with blonde hair and hazel eyes. She was last known to be wearing gray sweatpants, a gray Columbia jacket and pink shoes.

Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is asked to call the sheriff's office at 740-773-1185.

Categories: Ohio News

More attractions added to Dayton Air Show for 2019

Channel 10 news - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 09:15

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Five more attractions will be featured at the 2019 Dayton Air Show, along with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team announced earlier.

Show officials say the British Sea Harrier, Shockwave Jet Truck, GEICO Skytypers and aerobatic pilots Skip Stewart and Jacquie B are the latest attractions added to the show set for June 22-23 at Dayton International Airport.

The Sea Harrier was operated for many years by the British Royal Navy and is similar to the Harrier "Jump Jet" flown by the U.S. Marine Corps. The Sea Harrier lifts off like a helicopter, hovers in midair and then flies at nearly the speed of sound.

Air show officials plan to announce more attractions over the next few months. Officials said the 2018 show drew an estimated 62,000 people.

Categories: Ohio News

Disney on Ice Frozen coming to the Schottenstein Center in April

Channel 10 news - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 08:47

Anna and Else will skate into Columbus next year.

Disney on Ice presents Frozen will be at the Schottenstein Center April 17 - 21 next year.

TICKETS

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, October 30 at 10 a.m. at the Schottenstein box office, ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000.

ABOUT THE SHOW

Dazzling ice skating, special effects and unforgettable music will transport you to Arendelle. Be a part of Anna’s fearless adventure to find her sister, Queen Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in an eternal winter.

Join snowman Olaf, mountain man Kristoff and loyal reindeer sidekick Sven as they help Anna in a race to bring back summer. Encounter Everest-like conditions and mystical trolls as you sing along to Academy Award®-winning songs like Let It Go.

Hosted by Mickey and Minnie Mouse, the whole family will delight in appearances by stars from Toy Story, Finding Dory, The Lion King and the Disney Princesses. Experience magic at every turn at Disney On Ice presents Frozen - the show worth melting for.

Categories: Ohio News

No winning Powerball tickets sold; jackpot grows to $430 million

Channel 10 news - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 08:26

The Powerball winning numbers selected Wednesday night were 3, 57, 64, 68 and 69 and the Powerball is 15. The jackpot was $378 million, up from $345 million earlier Wednesday.

Powerball says no tickets matched all the numbers, and the new jackpot will be $430 million. The next drawing is Saturday night.

The last Powerball winning jackpot was Aug. 11.

The $378 million wasn't the only monster jackpot this week: The Mega Millions grand prize has climbed to $900 million.

The odds of winning a jackpot remain abysmal at 1 in 258.9 million for Mega Millions and 1 in 292.2 million for Powerball.

Categories: Ohio News

Shoe-shiner who gave $200K in tips to children's hospital dies at 76

Channel 10 news - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 08:16

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A part-time shoe-shiner who donated more than $200,000 in tips over 30 years to a Pittsburgh children's hospital died early Tuesday.

Albert Lexie died of an undisclosed health condition, according to University of Pittsburgh Medical Center officials. He was 76.

Every Tuesday and Thursday for more than three decades, Lexie left his home in Monessen around 5 a.m. to shine shoes at UMPC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh over 30 miles away. He donated his tips to the hospital's Free Care Fund, which helps support under- and uninsured children in western Pennsylvania.

Lexie gained national acclaim as his donations grew. He made an appearance on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," and he was honored at a Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

Monessen High School gave Lexie an honorary diploma and a class ring on what the man's hometown declared as "Albert Lexie Day" in 1999.

Lexie was given the 1997 Jefferson Medal for Outstanding Citizens, and he was later added to the Hall of Fame for Caring Americans in Washington, D.C.

In this March 14, 2014, photo, Albert Lexie, left, who shined shoes at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh for more than 30 years, is honored at a special retirement celebration. (Bill Wade/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

He told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette upon his retirement in 2013, "I wanted to see the kids get well ... I made myself happy."

UMPC Children's Hospital President Chris Gessner said Lexie was an "inspiration for us all."

"He's a perfect example of how just small, incremental acts of kindness can have a really significant impact over time," Gessner told the Post-Gazette.

Lexie's family could not be reached for comment. His funeral will be held Friday morning in Monessen.

Categories: Ohio News

The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL News - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 06:00

“Winterizing Your Station” is the topic of the new (October 11) 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 Doct...

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Facebook's election 'war room' takes aim at fake information

Channel 10 news - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 05:13

MENLO PARK, Calif. — In an otherwise innocuous part of Facebook's expansive Silicon Valley campus, a locked door bears a taped-on sign that reads "War Room." Behind the door lies a nerve center the social network has set up to combat fake accounts and bogus news stories ahead of upcoming elections.

Inside the room are dozens of employees staring intently at their monitors while data streams across giant dashboards. On the walls are posters of the sort Facebook frequently uses to caution or exhort its employees. One reads, "Nothing at Facebook is somebody else's problem."

That motto might strike some as ironic, given that the war room was created to counter threats that almost no one at the company, least of all CEO Mark Zuckerberg, took seriously just two years ago — and which the company's critics now believe pose a threat to democracy.

Days after President Donald Trump's surprise victory, Zuckerberg brushed off assertions that the outcome had been influenced by fictional news stories on Facebook, calling the idea "pretty crazy ."

But Facebook's blase attitude shifted as criticism of the company mounted in Congress and elsewhere. Later that year, it acknowledged having run thousands of ads promoting false information placed by Russian agents. Zuckerberg eventually made fixing Facebook his personal challenge for 2018.

The war room is a major part of Facebook's ongoing repairs. Its technology draws upon the artificial-intelligence system Facebook has been using to help identify "inauthentic" posts and user behavior. Facebook provided a tightly controlled glimpse at its war room to The Associated Press and other media ahead of the second round of presidential elections in Brazil on Oct. 28 and the U.S. midterm elections on Nov. 6.

"There is no substitute for physical, real-world interaction," said Samidh Chakrabarti, Facebook's director of elections and civic engagement. "The primary thing we have learned is just how effective it is to have people in the same room all together."

More than 20 different teams now coordinate the efforts of more than 20,000 people — mostly contractors — devoted to blocking fake accounts and fictional news and stopping other abuses on Facebook and its other services. As part of the crackdown, Facebook also has hired fact checkers, including The Associated Press, to vet new stories posted on its social network.

Facebook credits its war room and other stepped-up patrolling efforts for booting 1.3 billion fake accounts over the past year and jettisoning hundreds of pages set up by foreign governments and other agents looking to create mischief.

But it remains unclear whether Facebook is doing enough, said Angelo Carusone, president of Media Matters For America, a liberal group that monitors misinformation. He noted that the sensational themes distributed in fictional news stories can be highly effective at keeping people "engaged" on Facebook — which in turn makes it possible to sell more of the ads that generate most of Facebook's revenue.

"What they are doing so far seems to be more about trying to prevent another public relations disaster and less so about putting in meaningful solutions to the problem," Carusone said. "On balance, I would say they that are still way off."

Facebook disagrees with that assessment, although its efforts are still a work in progress. Chakrabarti, for instance, acknowledged that some "bugs" prevented Facebook from taking some unspecified actions to prevent manipulation efforts in the first round of Brazil's presidential election earlier this month. He declined to elaborate.

The war room is currently focused on Brazil's next round of elections and upcoming U.S. midterms. Large U.S. and Brazilian flags hang on opposing walls and clocks show the time in both countries.

Facebook declined to let the media scrutinize the computer screens in front of the employees, and required reporters to refrain from mentioning some of the equipment inside the war room, calling it "proprietary information." While on duty, war-room workers are only allowed to leave the room for short bathroom breaks or to grab food to eat at their desks.

Although no final decisions have been made, the war room is likely to become a permanent fixture at Facebook, said Katie Harbath, Facebook's director of global politics and government outreach.

"It is a constant arms race," she said. "This is our new normal."

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Baby born after Michael starts life in Walmart parking lot

Channel 10 news - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 05:07

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — Their home full of soggy furniture and mosquitoes, Wilmer Capps was desperate to find shelter for his wife and their son Luke, born just three days after Hurricane Michael ravaged the Florida Panhandle.

So Capps, wife Lorrainda Smith and little Luke settled in for the longest of nights in the best spot they could find: The parking lot of a Walmart store shut down by the storm.

On a starry night, mother sat in the bed of the family's pickup truck; her child sat in a car seat beside her. Dad sat in the dark and pondered how it could be that his son's first night out of a hospital could be spent outside a big-box retailer because of a lack of help.

"It really upset me, man, because I've always been the type of person who would help anyone," Capps said in an interview with The Associated Press, which found the family outside the store Monday night. An AP photographer accompanied them on a journey from the lot to a hospital and met them again at a hotel where donors later provided them a room.

Luke is healthy and so is Smith, his mom. But she said her newborn deserves better than the stormy life he's had so far.

"We had everything. Full-time job, a place to live. One day we had it all, the next we had nothing," said Smith. "This is not what I thought I'd be bringing him back to."

The story of Luke's birth is just one amid the chaos that life has become in areas of the Florida Panhandle hit hardest by Michael.

With the hurricane bearing down on their native home of Panama City, Capps and Smith sent their three other children to stay with relatives. Doctors had planned to induce labor on Oct. 11, the day after Michael made landfall between here and Mexico Beach, wiping out a wide expanse of buildings and timber.

Smith went to the hospital as planned that day, courtesy of a ride in a police car along streets crisscrossed with downed trees and powerlines. Smith said workers at Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center told her they couldn't deliver a baby that day, so she walked several miles home after being unable to find a ride back.

Anya Mayr, a Gulf Coast Regional spokeswoman, said the hospital has operated only as an emergency room and hasn't admitted patients since Michael. About 560 people have been treated for injuries ranging from storm wounds to heart attack and chainsaw cuts, she said, and more than 170 have been transferred to other hospitals by ambulances and helicopters.

Labor pains started the next day, so Capps drove Smith to a hospital about 80 miles to the north in Dothan, Alabama, which was flooded with coastal refugees from Michael. She gave birth at 1 a.m. last Saturday, three days after Michael's landfall.

Discharged from the hospital and unable to find a hotel room nearby, the couple drove back to Florida, where conditions had improved only slightly since Michael.

Still unable to stay at their storm-damaged home amid oppressive heat and bugs, Capps settled on the Walmart parking lot because they were low on gas and were fearful of driving at night with a curfew in place. The store has a reputation for letting travelers sleep in the parking lot overnight, and Capps knew it.

"I had no choice, (Luke) would have had a heatstroke. When he started acting like he was getting sick from the heat and wouldn't eat, that's when we went to Walmart," Capps said. "There was kind of a breeze there, there was no bugs biting us. I said 'We're all right now."

Police officers who showed up after the AP photographer realized the couple's plight and escorted them back to Gulf Coast Regional, where workers checked out Luke but couldn't provide a bed for the night, frustrating Capps. Fearful of safety and sanitation problems at a shelter suggested by workers from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the family returned to the Walmart lot.

There, they met a security guard who helped secure them a hotel room in nearby Panama City Beach with air conditioning, water and power Tuesday night. Capps doesn't know how long the aid will last, but he intends to repay the donation.

Pulled back from the brink after doubting the kindness of humanity on that night in the parking lot, Capps still has little money and no permanent home. But things are looking up because of the kindness of strangers.

"These people have been a godsend, because otherwise, we'd be back in the parking lot tonight," he said.

Categories: Ohio News

Woman killed, child injured in Marion house fire

Channel 10 news - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 01:33

MARION - A woman is dead and a child is in the hospital following an overnight house fire in Marion.

The first fire crews arrived at the scene on E. Fairground Street just before 1:00 a.m. on Thursday. They spotted heavy smoke and flames coming from a two-story home.

When firefighters were able to get inside, they found two victims upstairs. A 67-year-old woman was located in the hallway of the home. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Firefighters also found a four-year-old boy in an upstairs bedroom. Medical units transported the boy to a Columbus hospital where he was last listed in critical condition.

Fire officials tell 10TV they believe the fire started on the ground floor of the home, but say it is too early to determine what started the fire.

There is extensive damage to the home.

An official with the Division Of State Fire Marshal is responding to the scene.

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The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 780

The Linux Link Tech Show - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 08:30
macbook pro with touchbar review, android woes, 3d printing
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