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Trump to discuss meeting with Putin

Channel 10 news - 1 hour 54 min ago

President Donald Trump will make remarks Tuesday afternoon about his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, as he faces mounting criticism from allies and foes alike about his failure to publicly condemn Russian election meddling.

Press secretary Sarah Sanders says Trump will speak about Monday's summit with Putin in Helsinki before a scheduled 2 p.m. meeting with Republican members of Congress at the White House.

The White House says Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady of Texas and five other lawmakers are to be in attendance. The meeting had been set to be about tax policy.

You can watch Trump's comments in the player below.

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Woman rides bike onto bridge as it opens, falls into crack

Channel 10 news - 2 hours 27 min ago

Video shows a woman in Wisconsin riding her bike around safety barriers and onto a bridge as the span was lifted. She then rode right into the crack in the bridge, getting stuck until passersby helped her out.

The 37-year-old Menasha woman was riding her bike around 10 p.m. on the Fourth of July, CBS affiliate WFRV reports. Surveillance video from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation shows the cyclist swerve around barriers on the Racine Street bridge. The barriers had come down to signal the bridge was opening.

The defiant biker, however, continued right onto the bridge and then fell into the space that opened up between the bridge approach area and the span. Two passersby saw the woman and her bike tumble into the gap and helped her out. She suffered injuries to her face.

The woman was transported to Thedacare Regional Medical Center—Neenah for treatment, WFRV reports. Police say alcohol is believed to have been a factor, and the incident is still under investigation.

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Mom blames teen's death on packaging for peanut cookies

Channel 10 news - 2 hours 46 min ago

WESTON, Fla. — A Florida mother blames the death of her 15-year-old daughter on what she calls confusing packaging for Reese's Chips Ahoy cookies.

In a July 12 Facebook post, Kelli Travers-Stafford wrote that her daughter Alexi mistakenly ate one of the cookies at a friend's house despite her peanut allergy, because the top of the familiar red packaging was peeled back, hiding the Reese's label.

She says Alexi felt tingling in her mouth on June 25 and they administered two Epipens but Alexi quickly went into anaphylactic shock, stopped breathing and died within an hour and a half of eating the cookie.

"As a mother who diligently taught her the ropes of what was okay to ingest and what was not, I feel lost and angry because she knew her limits and was aware of familiar packaging, she knew what "safe" was," Travers-Stafford said in the post. "A small added indication on the pulled back flap on a familiar red package wasn't enough to call out to her that there was "peanut product" in the cookies before it was too late."

Travers-Stafford, who lives in Weston, which is near Fort Lauderdale, said she is sharing Alexi's story to "spread awareness."

Since her Facebook post, other parents are calling on Chips Ahoy's parent company, Mondelez, to sell foods with allergens in different-colored packages.

The company says it uses colors to distinguish chewy from chunky and describes ingredients in prominent labels.

"We take allergens very seriously," the company said in a statement, adding that the packaging for chewy cookies made with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups "clearly shows that it contains peanuts through words and visuals."

The girl's death "tragically" illustrates the fact that teens and young adults are at the greatest risk for severe allergic reactions, said Lisa Gable, CEO of Food Allergy Research & Education, a national advocacy nonprofit organization.

"This tragedy reinforces how important it is for people to not just be aware, but to truly understand that food allergies are potentially fatal," Gable said in a statement.

She added that 1 in 13 children in the United States have at least one food allergy, and 40 percent of those children have experienced a serious reaction.

"Every three minutes, someone in the U.S. goes to the emergency room for an allergic reaction, and every six minutes, someone goes to the ER for an anaphylactic reaction," Gable said. "That's how serious this epidemic is."

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Cyclist carries injured stray dog on his back, finds pup a forever home

Channel 10 news - 2 hours 53 min ago

Mountain biker Jarrett Little was with a group of fellow cyclists riding in the woods near Columbus, Georgia when he spotted a creature who needed his help. It was a stray dog that appeared to have been hit by a car.

"We stopped to regroup and he came out of the woods to greet us. He was really thin, ribs showing and had a lot of road rash and a broken leg," Little told CBS News. He says he and the other cyclists fed the dog and gave him water, but knew they couldn't leave the dog in the woods. Little didn't have a car to transport him, just a bike. So he hoisted the pup onto his back and rode into town looking for help.

Little said once they arrived in Columbus to search for help, he and the pup met a woman who took an interest in him. Andrea Shaw, who was there on a business trip, started talking to Little about the stray he had biked in from the woods.

"Right when we returned to my local bike shop to get him some more water and food, we instantly ran into Mrs. Andrea who was in town from Maine," Little said. "She decided to keep him and get him checked out medically." Little says Shaw took the dog off his hands, and not only got him medical help but a new home.

"She paid for him to have his leg repaired with surgery and found an organization that could help get him back to Maine to live on her horse farm," Little said. Shaw also picked an appropriate name for the dog: Columbo, in honor of the town where she met him.

Little says he's lucky fate brought him, Shaw and Columbo together in the small Georgia city. "Had I been five mins earlier or five mins later, we wouldn't have crossed paths with her," Little said in a message to CBS News. "It's pretty cool how far he's come."

Once Shaw got Columbo — nicknamed "Bo" for short — back to Maine, she posted an update on his health. "Bo traveled with 25 staples in his hind leg after having four pins to put in to stabilize the fractures and a full cast on a front leg to stabilize a broken toe," Shaw wrote. "They gave him all his meds and kept him comfy until he was back in my arms," she said of the company that transported the pup, Canine Freedom Transportation.

A photo of Little carrying Columbo on his back spread like wildfire online. He says after the photo went viral and people heard Columbo's story, "Andrea got so many fans" that she decided to start a Facebook page for her new dog. The Adventures of Columbo not only provides updates on the lucky pup on his new horse farm but also spreads awareness for other dogs in need.

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Mike Kudla, former star Ohio State defensive end, dies at 34

Channel 10 news - 3 hours 26 min ago

COLUMBUS — Former Ohio State defensive end Mike Kudla has died at 34.

The school district where he played in high school said Monday on Twitter that he died Sunday. The cause was not disclosed.

Kudla was an All-Big Ten defensive end and the Buckeyes' most valuable player on defense in 2005. He was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent but injuries cut short his career.

He later was the managing director of development for Ohio State's business school and owned a company that builds medical facilities.

Highland Local Schools in Medina, south of Cleveland, said Kudla had been working with the NFL on protocols for CTE, the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

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Kentucky fugitive with Columbus ties caught in West Virginia

Channel 10 news - 3 hours 35 min ago

INEZ, Ky. — A former Columbus man, jailed in Kentucky, accused of assaulting a deputy jailer and escaping in a stolen police car has been captured in West Virginia.

News outlets reported Saturday that authorities said Mark Allen Crouch was apprehended in Wayne County, West Virginia.

The sheriff’s office in Martin County, Kentucky, said Crouch escaped from a jail transport on July 9. Officials said he overpowered a deputy jailer and fled in a police vehicle.

Martin County Sheriff John Kirk said in a Facebook post that several police agencies were involved in the search and a tip from the public “finally paid off.”

Crouch has been charged with assault on a police officer, wanton endangerment and theft of a vehicle.

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Large boa constrictor skin found in Clark County; residents advised to watch small pets

Channel 10 news - 3 hours 37 min ago

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio -- The Clark County Combined Health District is warning residents to pay extra attention to their small pets after it was reported a large constrictor snake skin was found.

CCCHD says the shed skin of a boa constrictor was found Friday on Home Road and Wildwood in Springfield.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Ohio Department of Agriculture and reptilian experts indicate there is no direct danger to people or large pets.

Residents in the area are advised to watch their small pets and to keep a lookout for a large snake.

CCCHD says if a large snake is spotted, do not approach. Constrictor snakes are not venomous but can inflict harm, including a bite.

Anyone with information is asked to call CCCHD at 937-390-5600.

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Police post mugshot of lost dog, bail paid in cookies

Channel 10 news - 4 hours 34 min ago

CAPE MAY, N.J. — A dog is home after police in a New Jersey shore town posted its mugshot on social media.

Cape May Patrolman Michael LeSage found Bean the pug in a yard on Sunday. He tells The Star-Ledger of Newark he tried to get the dog to hop into his police car, but her legs were too short so he had to lift her.

Police posted a photo of Bean on Facebook with the caption: "This is what happens when you run away from home." It took a few hours before Bean's owners tracked her down.

Hadley Hubbard of Baltimore, Maryland, thanked the police and posted that Bean was sound asleep after an exciting run.

LeSage posted that Bean paid her bail in cookies.

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Obama gives Trump sharp rebuke in Mandela address on values

Channel 10 news - 5 hours 21 min ago

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Without ever mentioning President Donald Trump by name, former U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday took aim at "strongman politics" in his highest-profile speech since leaving office, urging people around the world to respect human rights and other values now under threat in an impassioned address marking the 100th anniversary of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela's birth.

Obama's speech to a cheering crowd of thousands in South Africa countered many of Trump's policies, rallying people around the world to keep alive the ideas that Mandela worked for including democracy, diversity and tolerance.

Obama opened by calling today's times "strange and uncertain," adding that "each day's news cycle is bringing more head-spinning and disturbing headlines." These days "we see much of the world threatening to return to a more dangerous, more brutal, way of doing business," he said.

He targeted politicians pushing "politics of fear, resentment, retrenchment," saying they are on the move "at a pace unimaginable just a few years ago."

He attacked "strongman politics," saying that "those in power seek to undermine every institution ... that gives democracy meaning."

He spoke up for equality in all forms, saying that "I would have thought we had figured that out by now," and he even invoked the World Cup-winning French team and its diversity. He warned that countries that engage in xenophobia "eventually ... find themselves consumed by civil war."

And he noted the "utter loss of shame among political leaders when they're caught in a lie and they just double down and lie some more," warning that the denial of facts — such as that of climate change — could be the undoing of democracy.

But Obama reminded the audience that "we've been through darker times. We've been through lower valleys," and he closed with a call to action: "I say if people can learn to hate, they can be taught to love."

He received a standing ovation.

"Just by standing on the stage honoring Nelson Mandela, Obama is delivering an eloquent rebuke to Trump," said John Stremlau, professor of international relations at Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg, who called the timing auspicious as the commitments that defined Mandela's life are "under assault" in the U.S. and elsewhere.

"Yesterday we had Trump and Putin standing together, now we are seeing the opposing team: Obama and Mandela."

This is Obama's first visit to Africa since leaving office in early 2017. He stopped earlier this week in Kenya, where he visited the rural birthplace of his late father.

Obama's speech highlighted how the Nobel Peace Prize winner, who was imprisoned for 27 years, kept up his campaign against what appeared to be insurmountable odds to end apartheid, South Africa's harsh system of white minority rule.

Mandela, who was released from prison in 1990 and became South Africa's first black president four years later, died in 2013, leaving a powerful legacy of reconciliation and diversity along with a resistance to inequality, economic and otherwise.

Obama has shied away from public comment on Trump, whose administration has reversed or attacked notable achievements of his predecessor. The U.S. under Trump has withdrawn from the 2015 Paris climate agreement and the Iran nuclear deal while trying to undercut the Affordable Care Act or "Obamacare."

Instead of commenting on politics, Obama's speech drew on broader themes and his admiration for Mandela, whom America's first black president saw as a mentor.

When Obama was a U.S. senator he had his picture taken with Mandela. After Obama became president he sent a copy of the photo to Mandela, who kept it in his office. Obama also made a point of visiting Mandela's prison cell and gave a moving eulogy at Mandela's memorial service in 2013, saying the South African leader's life had inspired him.

Many South Africans view Obama as a successor to Mandela because of his groundbreaking role and his support for racial equality in the U.S. and around the world.

Moses Moyo, a 32-year-old Uber driver, was among the thousands attending Obama's speech. "I think he'll speak about how Mandela changed the system here in South Africa, how he ended apartheid and gave hope for the poor and encouraged education," he said. Many people in South Africa are discouraged by corruption, he added, as the ruling African National Congress struggles to maintain the legacy that Mandela and others established.

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Ex-wrestlers sue OSU over doctor's alleged sexual misconduct

Channel 10 news - 5 hours 48 min ago
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A lawsuit by four former Ohio State University wrestlers alleges the school failed to stop "rampant sexual misconduct" by a now-dead team doctor despite being repeatedly informed about his behavior.

In the federal lawsuit filed Monday, four Ohio men listed as John Does say Richard Strauss sexually assaulted or harassed them in the late 1980s or 1990s. The wrestlers' lawsuit seeks unspecified monetary damages.

The university didn't immediately return messages seeking comment Tuesday.

An independent investigation about Strauss began after such allegations were raised earlier this year. Ohio State says the allegations involve men from 14 sports.

Strauss worked for the university for two decades, retiring in 1998. He killed himself in 2005.

His family has said they were "shocked and saddened" to learn of the allegations.
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Nickelodeon announces new 'Rugrats' episodes, movie

Channel 10 news - 6 hours 39 min ago

LOS ANGELES — Tommy, Chuckie, and the gang have a new TV and movie deal.

Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures have announced the animated children's series "Rugrats" is returning to the network with 26 episodes. The creators of the series will be executive producers.

A live-action movie, written by David Goodman, featuring computer-generated characters is slated to hit theaters in November 2020.

"Rugrats" ran on Nickelodeon from 1991 to 2004, focusing on the imaginative lives of toddlers Tommy, Chuckie, twins Phil and Lil, and Angelica.

In a statement, Nickelodeon interim president and Viacom Media Networks COO Sarah Levy said, "What was true in 1991 when the original show premiered is still true today: kids are fascinated with the world of babies."

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Man walks over a dozen miles to first day of work, CEO gifts him car as thanks

Channel 10 news - 6 hours 42 min ago

It was supposed to be Walter Carr's first day of work with a moving company Sunday when his car broke down. But, instead of calling out, he walked through the night to be on time.

Carr's vehicle stopped working the night before his first day with the moving company Bellhops, and he knew he couldn't miss it. So, he decided to walk. Carr began his hike from Homewood, Alabama, to the town of Pelham, Alabama, at midnight. He walked at least 14 miles before police picked him up at 4 a.m., reports CBS affiliate WIAT-TV.

Once police heard his story, they took Carr to breakfast. Then, they gave him a ride the rest of the way to the home of the Lamey family, who he was scheduled to help move that morning.

Carr arrived at the home of Jenny Hayden Lamey and her family before the rest of the movers arrived. "I asked Walter if he wanted to go upstairs and rest until everyone else arrived," said Lamey in a Facebook post, "He declined and said he could go ahead and get started." So, the family and Carr began packing up the home, chatting along the way.

Lamey discovered that Carr and his mother were from New Orleans, but moved to Alabama after losing their home during Hurricane Katrina."He looked at me in the eye and smiled and I felt like I had known him much longer," wrote Lamey of the pair's interaction that morning.

The rest of the crew arrived later in the morning and Lamey insisted Carr share the story of his grueling night with the other movers. "Walter said 'I walked.' That was it. Humble," said Lamey, "I asked him to share a little more and when he did, the crew was in awe of him too! I don't know that Walter would have shared if I hadn't asked him to."

Lamey shared the story of Walter and her move on Facebook -- the post quickly went viral. And word eventually got back to the CEO of the Bellhops moving company, Luke Marklin

This is an incredible story. The grit and heart Walter showed defines Bellhops' culture precisely. I'm really proud to be on the same team as Walter... we set a high bar on service and he just raised it. Look forward to thanking him in person this week. https://t.co/Fr4ytu5CM1

— Luke Marklin (@LukeMarklin) July 15, 2018

"I'm really proud to be on the same team as Walter," Marklin wrote on Twitter, "We set a high bar on service and he just raised it. Look forward to thanking him in person this week." But, Marklin did a bit more than just thank Carr -- he gifted Carr his 2014 Ford Escape, according to WIAT-TV.

While the young man's long walks to work may be over, few will forget the perseverance he showed along the way.

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Former Ohio auditor convicted of bribery seeks reduced sentence

Channel 10 news - 7 hours 35 min ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — A former elected county official in Cleveland who pleaded guilty to bribery in a federal investigation of public corruption and was sentenced in 2010 to 22 years in prison is seeking a reduction in his sentence.

Cleveland.com reports former Cuyahoga County Auditor Frank Russo has asked a federal judge for a hearing where he can argue for a sentence reduction.

The 68-year-old Democrat admitted taking more than $1 million in bribes in exchange for steering county government contracts and hiring political cronies.

Russo is in a prison with a medical facility in Devens, Massachusetts. His attorney's motion requesting the hearing says Russo has "serious and ongoing medical issues, arising complications and the need for life-saving equipment."

A message seeking comment was left Monday at the federal prosecutor's office.

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Russia's post-summit view: Praise for Putin, pity for Trump

Channel 10 news - 8 hours 4 min ago

MOSCOW (AP) — For Vladimir Putin, holding a summit with Donald Trump was a victory in itself.

While the U.S. leader went home to widespread criticism after their Monday meeting, the Russian president came home to universal praise in Moscow — even though there were no major breakthroughs.

Yet most Russians aren't saying Putin vanquished Trump. Instead they're sympathizing with the U.S. president, portraying Trump as a victim of irrational domestic critics and aggressive journalists, because they are pinning hopes on him for improving relations over the long haul.

With U.S.-Russia tensions exceptionally high, the Kremlin set low expectations for the summit.

"Nobody in Moscow who is realistic had any illusions that this one meeting can produce any breakthroughs," said Alexander Gabuev of the Carnegie Moscow Center. "The hope was at least we can start talking to each other."

And in that, Putin got what he went for. Gabuev said Putin ably won over his domestic audiences, notably by pushing back at accusations of Russian election meddling with his own accusations against the U.S.

Russians welcomed Putin's offer to allow the FBI to interrogate Russian military intelligence officials accused of hacking the 2016 U.S. election campaign. And they especially welcomed Putin's insistence on a tit-for-tat deal aimed at discrediting U.S. sanctions against rich and powerful Russians.

And unsurprisingly, Russians welcomed Trump's suggestion that he trusts Putin more than U.S. intelligence agencies.

Russian officialdom "will be super-cautious in order not to damage Donald Trump any more than he did himself," Gabuev said.

Instead of being portrayed as a duel on the world stage, the summit was viewed in Russia as a meeting of two powerful men who discussed global problems and then had to face down a crowd of pesky journalists.

"Those who opposed the meeting will try to devalue the agreements made," said Vladimir Olenchenko of Russia's Institute of Global Economics and International Relations. "We hope that Trump will have enough political will and patience to overcome the resistance and continue dialogue with Russia."

Putin sought to emphasize areas where Moscow and Washington could find some common ground, such as the Syrian crisis.

"What makes you think that President Trump trusts me and I fully trust him?" Putin said. "He defends the interests of the United States, and I defend the interests of the Russian Federation. We are looking for ways how to narrow our differences and make our work constructive."

Observers in Moscow remain cautious about what all this means for the long term.

But the Kremlin didn't expect one meeting to bring an end to Western sanctions and a pullback of NATO forces deployed near Russia's borders. Putin is hoping the summit took a first step toward normalizing relations — and most importantly, persuading the U.S. to recognize Russia as a global player whose interests must be taken into account.

The main result of the summit "is that it happened, despite the collapse that Russian-American relations are in," Valery Garbuzov, head of the USA and Canada Institute in Moscow, told Komsomoskaya Pravda newspaper. "You can say it's not much, but neither Putin nor Trump could do more."

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Southern Ohio clerk accused of leaking search warrants pleads guilty

Channel 10 news - 8 hours 28 min ago

A longtime clerk of courts employee in Ohio who was accused of leaking search warrants and warning potential law enforcement targets has pleaded guilty.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Yakyma Boyd entered her plea Monday to felony charges of bribery and tampering with evidence. She is expected to receive a six-month prison sentence as part of a deal with prosecutors.

The 45-year-old woman worked for the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts office for 22 years, and prosecutors say she affected an unknown number of cases.

Officials say she was paid about $1,000 per search warrant that she shared.

Boyd's attorney says his client was treated "more than fairly."

Prosecutors have also charged 49-year-old Ernest Bryant in the case. He is due on court Aug. 2.

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Ohio teen to be tried as an adult in pizza driver slaying

Channel 10 news - 8 hours 31 min ago

A 16-year-old boy who is charged in the fatal shooting of a woman delivering pizzas in Ohio will be tried as an adult.

A judge made the ruling Monday against the teen charged with aggravated robbery and murder in connection with the death of 28-year-old Sadari Knighten.

Police say Knighten was killed in June near downtown Toledo while making her last delivery of the day. She was shot once in the chest and died at a hospital.

Police say the teen made off with only 75 cents.

WTOL-TV reports Knighten's mother says she forgives the teen and hopes he turns his life around.

The teen's mother declined to comment after the hearing.

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Life coach offers three easy ways to help balance life and work

Channel 10 news - 8 hours 45 min ago

COLUMBUS - Finding a work-life balance is a huge issue for many parents.

Regan Walsh is a certified executive and life coach. She says she often hears women say, "I'm exhausted. I'm not enjoying life."

Walsh offers three easy steps to help women reclaim their life:

1. Understand your priorities - Determine your core values.
2. Understand what you're saying "no" to if you say "yes" to something - For every "yes" you give, you're saying "no" to something else
3. Shed your shoulds - Stop doing things because you think you should.

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Ohio begins preparations to execute killer of man met in bar

Channel 10 news - 9 hours 31 min ago

Ohio planned Tuesday to move a condemned killer to the state death house as it begins preparations for its first execution in several months.

Inmate Robert Van Hook was sentenced to die for fatally strangling and stabbing David Self after picking him up in a bar in Cincinnati in 1985. Van Hook, 58, has no remaining appeals, and Republican Gov. John Kasich rejected his request for clemency without comment.

At the time of the killing, Van Hook was suffering from long-term effects of untreated mental, physical and sexual abuse as a child and was depressed that his life seemed to be falling apart, his attorneys argue.

Kasich should have given more weight to Van Hook's military service and his inability to receive care from Veterans Affairs for his mental health and addiction issues after his honorable discharge, according to Van Hook's attorneys.

The Ohio Parole Board said that despite Van Hook's tough childhood, he was shown love and support by relatives he stayed with for long periods as a child. But that positive influence doesn't outweigh the "gratuitous violence" Van Hook demonstrated, the board said.

Previous attorneys representing Van Hook attempted a "homosexual panic" claim in his defense, or the idea that self-revulsion over sexual identity confusion contributed to a violent outburst. Van Hook's current lawyers say that was misguided, and overlooked his diagnoses of borderline personality disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder from his childhood.

Seizing on that claim, prosecutors have dismissed the idea as nonsense, saying Van Hook made a practice of luring gay men to apartments to rob them.

Prosecutors note Van Hook has an extensive history of violence while incarcerated, including stabbing a fellow death row inmate in November.

Self's family support the execution, telling the parole board last month that their slain loved one is missed every day. Self's sister, Janet Self, said her brother had been reduced over the years to "a gay man in a bar," when he in fact he was so much more.

"He had a great personality, was very smart, wickedly funny, and a good conversationalist," she said, according to the parole board account of her testimony.

Authorities say Van Hook met Self at the Subway Bar in downtown Cincinnati on Feb. 18, 1985. After a couple of hours, they went to Self's apartment where Van Hook strangled the 25-year-old Self to unconsciousness, stabbed him multiple times in the neck and then cut his abdomen open and stabbed his internal organs, according to court records. Van Hook stole a leather jacket and necklaces before fleeing, records say.

While separate federal courts have ruled in favor of a retrial for Van Hook, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld his conviction and death sentence in 2009.

In September 2017 the state put Gary Otte to death for the 1992 murders of two people during robberies over two days in suburban Cleveland.

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1 killed, 1 injured after driver slams car into Ohio Walmart store

Channel 10 news - 9 hours 38 min ago

Police say a car crashed into a Walmart in Ohio, killing one person and injuring another.

Mentor spokesman Ante Logarusic says the crash happened around 12:30 p.m. Monday when the driver of a Chevrolet Malibu hit two people in front of a Mentor store entrance and crashed into a wall.

A woman who was struck went into cardiac arrest and died at a nearby hospital. Officials say a Walmart worker who uses a wheelchair was also struck and suffered minor injuries.

The car's driver has been hospitalized for minor injuries.

The identities of those involved in the crash have not been released.

The Walmart sustained minor damage and will remain open.

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Johnny Depp settles lawsuits involving former managers

Channel 10 news - 10 hours 44 min ago

Johnny Depp has settled lawsuits with his former business managers that put a spotlight on the actor's lavish lifestyle.

Depp's representatives said on Monday that the "Pirates of the Caribbean" star had settled litigation filed against The Management Group, which he accused in January 2017 seeking more than $25 million over alleged financial abuse and negligence. No details of the settlement were released.

Depp had accused the firm of filing his taxes late, costing him $7.5 million in penalties. The firm denied filing the returns late, and said Depp's taxes were paid when the star had money available to pay them.

The firm also countersued and argued that Depp was solely to blame for his money troubles, spending more than $2 million a month. That lawsuit said Depp paid more than $75 million to buy and maintain 14 homes, including a French chateau and a chain of islands in the Bahamas, as well as a 150-foot yacht, private jet travel and expensive art collection.

The cases had sparked name-calling on both sides, with a spokesman for Depp's former managers calling the actor a "habitual liar" in August 2017.

Lawyers for The Management Group declined comment Monday.

A statement released by a Depp spokesperson said that settling the case, which had been scheduled to begin trial next month, would allow him to focus on touring with his band, Hollywood Vampires, and promoting the latest film based on J.K. Rowling's books, "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald."

The film is scheduled to be released later in November.

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