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St. Lawrence University receives $15-million donation

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 22:00
St. Lawrence University in Canton announced late yesterday that the school has received an anonymous donation of $15 million.
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NY Gov. Cuomo wants all back-seat passengers to buckle up

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing to extend the state's seat belt law to require all passengers in the back seat to buckle up.
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Sanders' 2020 campaign raises $4M in half a day

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 22:00
WASHINGTON (AP) Bernie Sanders' campaign says he has raised more than $4 million in the 12 hours since announcing his 2020 presidential campaign.
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Snowmobile goes through ice near Long Lake, killing rider

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 22:00
State officials say they recovered the body of a snowmobile rider whose sled went through the ice on the Raquette River near the town of Long Lake in Hamilton County.
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Tedra Cobb takes first step to run again

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 22:00
The race for New York’s 21st Congressional District in 2020 could be a rematch.
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Former NYCO plant halts production after asbestos contamination

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 22:00
A mineral processing plant in the Essex County town of Willsboro shut down last week after traces of asbestos were found in some of its products. Workers, and the town, are waiting to hear when operations will pick up again.
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Are the rich fleeing New York over SALT?

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 22:00
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says changes to the federal tax code led to a growing state deficit and is causing some high-income earners to leave the state. But progressive groups, some Democratic state legislators and even some millionaires are pushing back against that assertion, saying there's no hard evidence that any wealthy New Yorkers are leaving.
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SN 702: Authenticity on the Internet

Security Now - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 20:21
  • Last week's doozy of a patch Tuesday for both Microsoft and Adobe
  • An interesting twist coming to Windows 7 and Server 2008 security updates
  • Eight mining apps pulled from the Windows Store
  • Another positive security initiative from Google
  • Electric scooters being hacked
  • Chipping away at Tor's privacy guarantees
  • A year and a half after Equifax, and where's the data?
  • The beginnings of GDPR-like legislation for US
  • An extremely concerning new and emerging threat for the Internet

We invite you to read our show notes.

Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte

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Liberty Township hears from new medical director for first time

Channel 10 news - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 20:09

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio - Liberty Township residents heard from their new medical director for the first time Tuesday.

Dr. Ashish Panchal addressed the packed house at the township trustee meeting.

He provided an introduction presentation and told the people of Liberty Township he is committed and primarily focused on patient care.

He talked about training that will be going on about dealing with strokes and heart attacks. He is also looking to implement virtual reality training and making sure all the areas under his watch are on the same page with protocol when responding to calls.

When asked by the public about the toll the ongoing issues of the township has placed on firefighters and EMS, Dr. Panchal said he is aware they are currently doing their jobs under a high-level of stress.

"I see our medics right now and what they're going through right now is challenging," he said.

"And those are issues that need to be managed. And I say that because all these grand plans I have when it comes to developing all these different pieces, I think those things go much smoother with a group of individuals who have that stability and that strength of culture."

Fire Chief Thomas O'Brien also presented information to the trustees and told them he's "really excited" with the township's new direction and thinks it's a "great thing."

Trustees also voted with a 2-1 approval on a measure that was placed on the agenda Monday night by Trustee Melanie Leneghan, which asked Delaware County for $1 million a year for services the township provides.

Currently, the county pays $250,000 a year. Leneghan said the ask is a conservative figure and much-deserved.

However Trustee Shyra Eichhorn said it is asking too much too soon.

"Right now, we have a committee getting together of the fire chiefs in the area and they're going to be looking at the county as a whole," she said. "And then [they are] coming back and making some recommendations. I think we need for that information to come in, first, before we start talking about the dollars."

Categories: Ohio News

Columbus firefighter taken to hospital after house fire

Channel 10 news - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 17:23

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A Columbus firefighter was taken to a hospital after a house fire on Tuesday.

Columbus Division of Fire Battalion Chief Steve Martin said firefighters responded to a home in the 1700 block of Rainbow Park.

Martin said the fire was in the basement but the house was overall pretty smoky.

A firefighter was on the second level when he became disoriented and started to run out of air in his tank, according to Martin.

The firefighter issued a mayday alert and called for help.

Martin said once the firefighter was out of the house he was taken to Grant Medical Center because he may have breathed in smoke.

The cause of the fire was accidental, Martin said.

He said sparks from a home remodeling project were left smoldering after people left the house.

No one else was hurt.

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Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office looking for missing 13-year-old girl

Channel 10 news - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 17:07

COSHOCTON, Ohio – The Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a missing 13-year-old girl last seen on Saturday.

The sheriff’s office told the Coshocton Tribune Kendall Helms was reported missing from her brother’s home on North Third Street around 1 a.m. Saturday.

Helms is described as 5-feet 5-inches tall and weighs about 145 pounds.

Helms was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, jeans with holes in the legs and black boots with 3-inch heels.

The newspaper reports she may be carrying a teddy bear with a pink sash.

She may also have a medical bracelet on her left wrist and a clear mesh choker.

If anyone has any information on where Helms may be, they are asked to call the sheriff’s office at 740-622-2411.

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Tedra Cobb takes first step to run again

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 17:00
The race for New York’s 21st Congressional District in 2020 could be a rematch.
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Gov. DeWine to announce proposed gas tax increase

Channel 10 news - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 16:22

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine will announce Thursday his proposed recommendation for increasing the state gas tax to address a chronic shortfall in spending on road renovations, the governor said at an annual forum sponsored by The Associated Press.

DeWine, a Republican, said there are no other solutions outside a gas tax increase while warning that any increase simply keeps Ohio from falling behind. He wouldn't provide details or say what the proposed increase would be.

"This is only status quo," DeWine said. "It is just to keep us where we are today and with the ability to do some safety projects that absolutely need to be done."

Ohio's road maintenance and infrastructure are facing an "impending crisis" unless more funding is provided for those types of projects, Jack Marchbanks, Ohio Department of Transportation director, said earlier this year.

Contracts for road maintenance that totaled $2.4 billion in 2014 may drop to $1.5 billion in 2020, and a $1 billion gap remains in the department budget, Marchbanks said.

DeWine also stood by his decision earlier this year to postpone an Ohio execution because of a federal judge's ruling that inmates could suffer severe pain under the state's current lethal injection method.

He has ordered the state prisons system to come up with a new three-drug method and acknowledged that that system —whatever it is — will then face court challenges.

DeWine, Ohio's four statewide elected officials, and leaders of the House and Senate gathered Tuesday at the annual AP event.

Earlier Tuesday, GOP Attorney General David Yost said Ohio was not approached to join a new lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall. Yost was joined by Secretary of State Frank LaRose, Treasurer Robert Sprague and Auditor Keith Faber. All are Republicans.

The statewide elected officials all say they support Trump, but don't agree with him on every issue. LaRose called Trump's characterization of the media as the enemy of the people as "dangerous."

During an afternoon session, state GOP chairwoman Jane Timken said she believes Ohio will remain a battleground state, despite recent solid Republican sweeps. Democratic chairman David Pepper, answering a question about brain drain, said investments in urban areas to create "really attractive cities" are key to retaining and attracting young people.

Also Tuesday, House Speaker Larry Householder and Senate President Larry Obhof, both Republicans, and House Minority Leader Emilia Sykes and Senate Minority Leader Kenny Yuko, both Democrats, discussed legislative priorities for the year.

The lawmakers agreed that additional spending is needed to deal with problems with the condition of Ohio roads, including potholes on thoroughfares across the state. They disagreed about whether a gas tax was the best approach. Householder said he wants to study infrastructure needs first and wait on considering a tax. Yuko said Ohioans are already spending thousands of dollars repairing cars instead of roads.

The legislative leaders also:

— Backed the general idea of changes to the criminal justice system as Ohio struggles with overcrowded prisons. Obhof said he wants to see the prison population reduced. Sykes, who is black, said she's concerned about the overrepresentation of minorities in the incarcerated population.

— Signaled little support for any proposals to reduce the use of labor-scale wages on some public construction projects. Householder called it the "wrong direction at this time." Sykes said the idea would set the state back.

— Predicted sports wagering will come to Ohio following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that opened the option for states. Householder predicted wagering will come to Ohio but doesn't know what it will look like. Yuko agreed, but warned it won't be the "cash cow" some people expect for state revenue. Obhof said he remains skeptical of allowing sports wagering.

Categories: Ohio News

Police: Thief stole electronics, money from Ohio State dorm rooms

Channel 10 news - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 15:45

Ohio State University police said someone has been entering unlocked dorm rooms at the university and stealing items like electronics, cash and credit cards.

Police said they are investigating five burglaries from unlocked, unattended residence hall rooms in Blackburn, Houston, Nosker and Taylor.

The crimes happened between February 8 and 18 at various times during the day.

Anyone with information related to these crimes, or the suspect’s identity, is encouraged to call University Police at 614-292-2121.

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Staying safe while driving on slushy roads

Channel 10 news - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 15:41

With another round of snow on the way to central Ohio, a slick Wednesday morning commute is likely.

The worst of the snow is expected to hit during the morning rush hour and this snow will be heavy and wet which means you'll need to watch out for slushy roads.

One thing you may not know is that driving on slush is a lot like driving on wet ice, which isn't easy. The snow can fill the treads of your tires which makes braking, accelerating and turning much harder.

Slush can also make changing lanes on the freeway very dangerous. If you can avoid changing lanes, don't do it. But if you have to try to do it over a patch in the road where the slush isn't as deep and isn't as dense.

And when you make those lane changes do it gradually and approach any rows of slush at a shallow angle. That's because slush grabs onto your tires which can slow you down. If you drive through it as the wrong angle you can lose control of your vehicle.

It can't be said enough: take it slow when driving in snow and slush. Keep in mind that when you drive through it slush's natural tendency to grab onto your tires means that if you do lose control gently lifting your foot off the gas can go a long way towards slowing you down and getting you back on track.

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Delaware man sentenced for rape of 2 underage girls

Channel 10 news - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 14:52

A Delaware man has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for sexually abusing two underage girls, ages 11 and 12.

David R. Morris was indicted in August 2018 after the abuse was reported to law enforcement.

Delaware County Prosecutor Carol O’Brien said Morris told detectives that the youngest victim was the aggressor.

Morris pleaded guilty to three counts of rape with force and two counts of gross sexual imposition.

If Morris is released from prison, he will be classified as a Tier III sex offender and serve five years of post-release control.

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New Short North parking plan now being enforced

Channel 10 news - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 14:39

After a month-long warning period, Short North officials are enforcing a new parking process.

Parking Enforcement officers are now using an in-car computer system to check the license plates of cars parked on un-metered streets. Each officer's car is equipped with cameras on its roof.

"It can read license plates either from the left and right of the car," explained Enrique Robledo, a parking enforcement supervisor. "From here it tells us if it has a permit or if it's paid in the zones that we check."

Once a photo is taken of the license plate, a notification is sent inside the officer's car. The officer then uses a handheld device to double check the information.

"I select the vehicle, and it tells me the information here," said Robledo. "It'll say no paid time and that's where you issue the citation."

Officers can drive 20 - 40 mph while patrolling the area.

"Enforcement does go pretty quickly," Robledo explained.

Ticket prices range from $30 - $50 each.

There were 2,850 active resident permits and 2,036 active guest permits issued in the Short North.

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Trump says he has 'absolute right' to declare emergency

Channel 10 news - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 14:00

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Tuesday that he would prevail over a multistate lawsuit challenging his emergency declaration to pay for a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump said he expected to do "very well," against the suit, adding that he had an "absolute right" to make the declaration.

"I think in the end we're going to be very successful with the lawsuit," Trump said, arguing that the opposition was political.

A group of 16 states, including California, New York and Colorado, filed a lawsuit Monday against Trump's emergency declaration. The lawsuit filed in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco alleges Trump's declaration is unconstitutional.

All the states involved in the lawsuit have Democratic attorneys general.

Using a broad interpretation of his executive powers, Trump declared an emergency last week to obtain wall funding beyond the $1.4 billion Congress approved for border security. The move allows the president to bypass Congress to use money from the Pentagon and other budgets.

Democrats have seized on the move as an example of executive overreach. The office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., issued a press release Tuesday that stated: "No one is above the law. Republicans must join Democrats to uphold the Constitution and stand with the American people - against the President's brazen assault."

Trump argued Tuesday that the wall was needed to "stop drugs and crime and criminals and human trafficking." He has repeatedly sought to paint a dire picture of conditions at the border, though illegal border crossings are down from a high of 1.6 million in 2000.

After weeks spent battling with Congress over border funding and what constituted a wall versus a fence, Trump said: "I can call it a barrier, but I think I don't have to do that so much anymore, we'll call it whatever we want."

Trump's use of the emergency declaration has drawn bipartisan criticism and is expected to face numerous legal challenges. A top White House adviser said Sunday that Trump was prepared to issue his first veto if Congress votes to disapprove his declaration of a national emergency.

Earlier Tuesday, Trump singled out California for its lead role in the suit, seeking to link the state's high-speed rail project to his plan for the wall.

On Twitter, Trump claimed the "failed Fast Train project" was beset by "world record setting" cost overruns and had become "hundreds of times more expensive than the desperately needed Wall!"

The estimated cost for a San Francisco-to-Los Angeles train has more than doubled to $77 billion. That's about 13 times more than the $5.7 billion Trump sought unsuccessfully from Congress to build the wall.

Last week, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said the rail project "as currently planned, would cost too much and take too long." He said the state would focus on completing a shorter segment in the state's Central Valley while seeking new funding sources for the longer route.

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New Plan Aligns ARES with the Needs of Served Agencies

ARRL News - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 13:59

The new ARES Plan adopted by the ARRL Board of Directors at its Annual Meeting in January represents an effort to provide ARES with a clearly defined mission, goals, and objectives; specific training requirements, and a system for consistent reporting and record-keeping. The Board’s Public Service Enhancement Working Group (PSEWG) spent more than 3 years crafting the ARES Plan which, ARRL offic...

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Police dismiss tip Smollett, 2 brothers together in elevator

Channel 10 news - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 13:38

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police investigated but dismissed a tip that on the night "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett reported being attacked by two masked men he was in an elevator of his apartment building with two brothers later arrested and released from custody in the probe, a department spokesman said Tuesday.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said a person who lives in the building or was visiting someone there reported seeing the three together the night in question last month. However, he said video evidence allowed investigators to determine the report wasn't credible.

Guglielmi said the two brothers did meet with prosecutors and police Tuesday in a Chicago courthouse. There was no immediate information about what they discussed.

Smollett said two masked men hurled racial and homophobic slurs at him, beat him and looped a rope around his neck. But last week, police announced that the "investigation had shifted" following interviews with the brothers and their release from custody without charges. Police have requested another interview with Smollett. They have declined to comment on reports that the attack was a hoax.

Smollett's lawyers have said the actor was angered and "victimized" by reports he may have played a role in staging the attack.

"Nothing is further from the truth and anyone claiming otherwise is lying," the statement from attorneys Todd Pugh and Victor P. Henderson said in a statement late Saturday.

Anne Kavanagh, a spokeswoman for Smollett's lawyers, said they would "keep an active dialogue with Chicago police on his behalf." Kavanagh didn't immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday.

Smollett, who is African-American and openly gay, reported he was physically attackedwhile he was getting a sandwich around 2 a.m. on Jan. 29 near his home in downtown Chicago. He said the men shouted the slurs and yelled "This is MAGA country," an apparent reference to President Donald Trump's campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again." Smollett also said the attackers poured some kind of chemical on him.

Police looked through hours of video surveillance from the area but found no footage of an attack. They did find and release images of two people they said they wanted to question.

On Wednesday police picked up two brothers at Chicago's O'Hare Airport as they returned from Nigeria and questioned them about the attack. They also searched the apartment where the men live.

The men, who had been held for nearly 48 hours on suspicion of assaulting Smollett, were released Friday. Guglielmi said the next day that information police received from the men "has in fact shifted the trajectory of the investigation."

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