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Police searching for man accused of shooting girl, 4, in Akron

Channel 10 news - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 12:49

AKRON, Ohio — Authorities say a 4-year-old girl sitting in a car with young siblings and her grandmother in northeastern Ohio has been fatally shot and a suspect is being sought.

Police haven't identified the girl shot around 10:30 p.m. Friday in Akron. Police spokesman Lt. Rick Edwards says the shooting happened after the children's mother pulled in front of a home to retrieve belongings and broke windows when no one answered the door.

Edwards says a man stepped outside with a rifle and fired one shot at the car, striking the 4-year-old, who was sitting in the backseat. She was pronounced dead at an Akron hospital. The other children are girls ages 7, 6 and 3.

Edwards says a murder warrant has been issued for 31-year-old Darnell Bitting.

Anyone with information is asked to call 330-375-2490.

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13 killed in helicopter crash after Mexican quake

Channel 10 news - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 09:30

MEXICO CITY — A military helicopter carrying officials assessing damage from a powerful earthquake crashed Friday in southern Mexico, killing 13 people and injuring 15, all of them on the ground.

The Oaxaca state prosecutor's office said in a statement that five women, four men, and three children were killed at the crash site and another person died later at the hospital.

A state government official who was not authorized to be quoted by name said the chopper crashed into a group of people who had been spending the night in an open field after a powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit the area. Aftershocks had caused people to flee their homes for fear they would collapse.

The Defense Department said the Blackhawk helicopter suffered the mishap when it was preparing to land on a vacant lot in the city of Jamiltepec, about 19 miles from the area of Pinotepa Nacional. The craft was carrying Interior Secretary Alfonso Navarrete and Oaxaca Gov. Alejandro Murat, neither of whom had serious injuries.

The accident was the latest embarrassment in Navarrete's short-term at the Interior Department, which oversees most political and security issues. Earlier this month, an intelligence agent from an agency overseen by Navarrete's department was caught tailing an opposition presidential candidate.

Both Navarrete and the defense department said they regretted the loss of life in Friday's accident.

Jorge Morales, a local reporter who was aboard the helicopter when it crashed, described harrowing moments as the pilot lost control and the helicopter attempted to land in a swirl of dust.

"The moment the helicopter touched down it lost control, it slid-- like it skidded-- and it hit some vehicles that were stationed in the area," he told a Mexican television news program. "In that moment, you couldn't see anything, nothing else was heard besides the sound that iron makes when it scrapes the earth."

Navarrete and Murat were evaluating reports of damage from an earthquake that struck earlier Friday when their helicopter crashed.

The U.S. Geological Survey originally put the magnitude of Friday's quake at 7.5 but later lowered it to 7.2. It said the epicenter was 33 miles (53 kilometers) northeast of Pinotepa in southern Oaxaca state and had a depth of 15 miles (24 kilometers).

President Enrique Pena Nieto said via Twitter that both officials and crew were fine, although the interior department said that they had light injuries.

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Tax deductions: Things you may be able to write off on your taxes

Channel 10 news - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 06:39

COLUMBUS, Ohio - There are several tax deductions that many Americans may qualify for but do not know they can write off.

Christina Rosebrough from Jackson Hewitt shared these deductions you may want to discuss with your tax preparer.

  • Safety deposit boxes
  • College credits
  • Moving expenses
  • Tax-preparation fees
  • Products and supplies new mothers purchased
  • Job-search expenses
  • Wedding venues (church or historical site)
  • Medical expenses (transportation expenses from medical needs, medical products/aids, gym memberships)
  • Traveling for business

There are also common tax deductions for people who are self-employed.

  • Cell phone
  • Home office
  • Travel Expenses
  • Car and Mileage Expenses
  • Fees, Dues and Subscriptions
  • Office Supplies
  • Health Insurance Premiums

Rosebrough explained the difference between tax credits and tax deductions.

  • Tax credits directly reduce your taxes due. Deductions, on the other hand, reduce the amount of your income that is taxable.
  • Tax payers are allowed to go back three years to amend a tax return. Jackson Hewitt will review their clients returns and determine if they have any missing credits or deductions. This means that a taxpayer could get additional money in refunds from previous years.
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Mall of America stabber sentenced to 15 years for attack

Channel 10 news - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 05:25

MINNEAPOLIS — A 20-year-old Minneapolis man who said he was inspired by the Islamic State group has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for attacking two brothers at the Mall of America.

Mahad Abdirahman was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty earlier to two counts of first-degree assault for the November knife attack at the Bloomington mall.

The Star Tribune reports Abdirahman declined to speak when the judge gave him the opportunity. When he pleaded guilty last month, Abdirahman said he was inspired by the Islamic State group and "went to Mall of America to answer the call for Jihad" because he believed the United States was "at war with Islam."

Investigators say he attacked 19-year-old Alexander Sanchez and 25-year-old John Sanchez while shopping. The brothers suffered serious injuries.

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Trio of suicide bombers kill 20 at crowded market in Nigeria

Channel 10 news - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 04:59

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — A trio of suicide bombers detonated at a crowded fish market in northern Nigeria, killing at least 20 people, police said Saturday.

Borno state police spokesman Joseph Kwaji confirmed the Friday night attack to The Associated Press. Hospital officials said two patients later died from their injuries.

The bombers, all believed to be female, left dozens wounded at the fish market in Konduga, just outside the state capital, Maiduguri. The city is the birthplace of the Boko Haram extremist insurgency and has been a frequent target.

Musa Bulama, 32, said he was lucky to have survived the blasts.

"I came to the night market to buy fish for dinner when I heard a loud bang some yards behind me and I saw myself on the ground, and before I could pick up myself another one went off then, the third one again," he recalled. "I couldn't stand any longer and just laid down but everywhere was in total confusion."

He added: "From the wailings, one can tell that there are many casualties."

Boko Haram continues to carry out deadly suicide bombings in Borno state and other parts of northern Nigeria as part of its violent campaign to establish an Islamic state in the West African nation.

The extremists have increasingly used women and youth as bombers, often after abducting and indoctrinating them.

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NYC subways delayed by poodle on the tracks

Channel 10 news - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 04:45

NEW YORK -- It doesn't take much to slow down the New York subway system. On Friday afternoon, one bundle of fur stopped train service on a transit line between Brooklyn and Manhattan. The dog named Dakota has a face that will stop traffic – or at least the F train, CBS New York reports.

It was coming to the end of a long Friday for Hill when the alert went out that a poodle had escaped from her dog walker by the York Street subway station and was lost somewhere on the tracks.

"We heard Control come on the radio that there was a dog that was lost in the system, and everyone was basically on the lookout," MTA supervisor Sanya Hill told CBS New York.

A/C/F train riders, apologies for the delay- Dakota escaped from the dog park and- you guessed it- onto the tracks. Thank @MTA NYCT for the assist on the rescue, job well done by all, service back up & dog on the way to the vet for a minor injury- Appreciate everyone’s patience! pic.twitter.com/gSA5ynPgGX

— NYPD Transit (@NYPDTransit) February 16, 2018

"I basically respond to any situation that's going on that I'm in the area for," she explained, adding she's never responded to a situation like this.

The MTA re-routed the F train for about an hour, while police officers scoured the tracks for Dakota. As Hill's train was pulling into the Bergen Street station, a passenger said she spotted the poodle.

"Control held back the train so I could safely go down to the roadbed and look for the dog," she said. "As I was walking down, I actually saw the dog cuddled underneath the platform looking very scared. So I pattered her – I was a little leery at first, I didn't want to get bitten."

Hill has worked for the MTA for more than a decade and said helping a passenger – whether on two feet or four – is all part of the job.

"She was very happy, she was excited that we found the dog and everything. She was in tears, which is a good thing," she said.

To top off the tale – it all happened on the Lunar New Year and the first day of the Year of the Dog.

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Bodies of newborn babies found in suitcase, authorities say

Channel 10 news - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 04:35

WYNNE, Arkansas -- Authorities say the bodies of two newborn babies have been found in a suitcase along a road in northeast Arkansas. The infants appear to be twins, Detective Sargeant Jeffrey Nichols told CBS affiliate WREG.

The Cross County sheriff's office says the bodies were discovered Friday afternoon in a purple suitcase, which was on a ditch bank along a county road.

Officials say the investigation is ongoing and they are asking the public for any information regarding the identity of the infants or a suspect. The Sheriff's Office said the bodies are being sent to the state crime lab for autopsies, which should help investigators determine how the infants died and when, WREG reports.

It's still not clear if they died before or after they were placed in the suitcase.

Nichols told WREG his office has identified several persons of interest but did not elaborate.

News of the discovery struck a nerve with those who live in the area, WREG reports.

"When I left work this evening, I was shaken up. Like, I was in tears," Santia Wallace told WREG. "Here I am want to have kids and for you to, like, kill them? Like, who does that?"

"You could have taken him to the fire station, you know, something like that. You don't have to kill no kids," said Wallace.

"It's hard to comprehend. I mean, I wouldn't know why anybody would abandon two little babies like that," Walter Hill said.

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2018-02-16 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 23:34
Date: Friday Feb 16, 2018
Time: 6:34 PM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 12°
Approach: 12° above SW
Departure: 10° above SSW

2018-02-24 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 23:34
Date: Saturday Feb 24, 2018
Time: 6:41 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 21°
Approach: 10° above S
Departure: 21° above SE

2018-02-25 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 23:34
Date: Sunday Feb 25, 2018
Time: 5:51 AM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 10°
Approach: 10° above SE
Departure: 10° above SE

2018-02-26 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 23:34
Date: Monday Feb 26, 2018
Time: 6:32 AM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 53°
Approach: 10° above SW
Departure: 36° above E

2018-02-27 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 23:34
Date: Tuesday Feb 27, 2018
Time: 5:41 AM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 26°
Approach: 11° above S
Departure: 23° above ESE

2018-02-28 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 23:34
Date: Wednesday Feb 28, 2018
Time: 4:51 AM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 13°
Approach: 13° above SE
Departure: 11° above ESE

2018-02-28 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 23:34
Date: Wednesday Feb 28, 2018
Time: 6:24 AM
Duration: 6 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 60°
Approach: 10° above WSW
Departure: 10° above NE

2018-03-01 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 23:34
Date: Thursday Mar 1, 2018
Time: 5:35 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 69°
Approach: 57° above SSW
Departure: 22° above ENE

2018-03-02 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 23:34
Date: Friday Mar 2, 2018
Time: 4:45 AM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 19°
Approach: 19° above E
Departure: 19° above E

2018-03-02 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 23:34
Date: Friday Mar 2, 2018
Time: 6:18 AM
Duration: 5 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 29°
Approach: 16° above W
Departure: 11° above NE

2018-03-03 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 23:34
Date: Saturday Mar 3, 2018
Time: 5:27 AM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 47°
Approach: 47° above NNW
Departure: 10° above NE

Westerville community has "blue out" during basketball game for fallen officers

Channel 10 news - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 19:53

Westerville police officers made their way to Westerville South High School Friday night, where the community supported them once more.

Two rivals, one Westerville.

"This is a chance for our community to come together, not only the kids but the community as a whole," Jill Beck said.

You could see most of the crowd at the Westerville South basketball game wore the same color, blue.

"It's just a great feeling to see everybody in their blue, from the players to the coaches, to us," Jasmen Smoot said.

There's a reason behind it.

"Westerville is a great community and we value the people who take care of us so for us all to have on blue shows how much of a family we are," Jada Smoot said.

In between the Westerville South and Westerville Central girls and boys games, a special tribute was planned for the men and women in blue, who've had a tough week.

"To first honor these fallen police officers and their families but to help students with the healing process and help the community with the healing process," Westerville South High School Principal Mike Starner said.

It's community support that keeps showing up.

"It's phenomenal. This community is phenomenal," Beck said.

Neighbors say that support won't stop.

"It's a great thing, a great feeling. Everybody came together as one whole," Jada Smoot said.

Not even during a rival game, because this community says it best.

"Band together as Westerville strong as the hashtag says and begin to move forward," Starner said.

Money raised from donations and t-shirt sales will go to the families of Officer Joering and Officer Morelli.

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Florida student survived shooting just as her grandfather did 70 years ago

Channel 10 news - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 19:04

A student who survived the shooting at a Florida school hid in a closet — just like her grandfather did to escape a 1949 shooting rampage in New Jersey.

Carly Novell tweeted a photo and said she hid in a closet just like her grandfather, Charles Cohen, did nearly 70 years ago when he was 12 and a gunman killed his family.

This is my grandpa. When he was 12 years old, he hid in a closet while his family was murdered during the first mass shooting in America. Almost 70 years later, I also hid in a closet from a murderer. These events shouldn't be repetitive. Something has to change. #douglasstrong pic.twitter.com/nDctTNlUNs

— carly (@car_nove) February 15, 2018

Howard Unruh gunned down 13 people, including Cohen's parents and paternal grandmother, during what was called his "Walk of Death" through Camden. Diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic, he spent the rest of his life in a state psychiatric hospital. He confessed to the killings but was never tried. He died in 2009.

Cohen's daughter, Lori Greenberg, tells the Courier-Post of Cherry Hill her father didn't like talking about the attack with his family.

"He wanted to live the rest of his life and not let this define him," Greenberg said. "But I think not talking about it and letting it be repressed is much worse."

She says her niece Carly met with counselors and is "doing OK" after Wednesday's shooting left 17 dead.

"She's a remarkable young lady, but this is hard on her," Greenberg said. "Carly did lose a friend. A friend of hers saw two people shot dead."

Novell told HuffPost that she didn't even learn about the Camden killings until after her grandfather died, also in 2009.

"But family was so incredibly important to him because of what happened," she said. "He wasn't as lucky as me."

Cohen told The Associated Press in 1999 that the killings haunted him.

"My memories don't dim," he told the AP. "Do you know how many times in 50 years I've relived that story? It could have been yesterday."

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