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Dog Walkers Weekly "Furr-cast" | April 13, 2019

Channel 10 news - Sat, 04/13/2019 - 05:58

Welcome back, everyone! For you first-time readers, happy to have you here!

This blog is dedicated to those dog lovers across central Ohio. Unless you have a large backyard, many of you probably walk your dog, or dogs, on a daily basis, and maybe even multiple times a day.

The purpose and goal of this blog is to help those dog walkers and their furry friends make the most out of their walks outside while being safe at the same time.

So, let's start things off with a look at what I call the "Comfort Scale."

You will notice on the images below there are certain colors that go with each time period/day of the week for the "Furr-cast." I developed this scale on my own, using several meteorological variables and some pet-friendly considerations.

You will see that the color "green" on the image above suggests that conditions are ideal for walking your pet and that there are no risks to either you or your pet, so walk all you want!

This brings me to the next level on the scale, which is a yellowish-orange color. This shows conditions are fair outside but you should still keep an eye on your pet. This is where the breed of your pet also comes into play. I'm not an expert on dogs but I know a Siberian Husky can withstand colder temperatures than a Chihuahua.

This is up to the owner to decide if the conditions are fair enough that they could take more casual, longer walks outside.

Lastly, we have the last ranking on the scale, which shows outside conditions are poor and pet owners should keep their walks short. Dangerous weather is developing or already present and pet owners should take action to make sure that their pets are properly taken care of. This shouldn't be used to decide whether or not you should go outside; but more so an indicator that you should take shorter, more frequent walks.

Now that we have a look at the method behind the comfort scale, let's take a look at this weekends "Furr-cast."

Get outside today! It will be a beautiful day, with highs in the 60's, near 70 for those in southern Ohio. Winds will be light and variable with partly to mostly sunny skies. Enjoy it because tomorrow won't be too great for long outdoor walks.

If you get up early enough, tomorrow morning until about 8 am or so would be great! Temperatures will be in the 50's with mostly cloudy skies and some spotty showers around. After the mid-morning point and beyond, showers and storms will come through in waves, with heavy rain, strong winds and severe weather all being possible. Considering how we'll be dealing with thunderstorms during the daytime hours on Sunday, it would be best to keep your walks short, so if you happen to get caught in a storm you can get into your shelter immediately. For those that have pets that are scared of thunder, maybe throw on the fan and something on the television to help distract them. Stay weather aware and make sure you have the 10TV app, so you can stay up to date with the storms.

After Sunday, we'll enjoy some pleasant days ahead for the start of the week. Temperatures will range from the 50's on Monday to the 70's on Wednesday with mainly dry conditions. Get outside early in the week since we'll see more chances for stormy weather on Thursday, with more wet paws to wrap up the week.

The "Barking Message" for next week:
  • Sunday won't be the best day for long walks or hours at the dog park. Keep your walks short.
  • Great weather to kick off next week. Get out and enjoy.
  • Stormy weather and wet paws return later next week. Plan your walks accordingly!

Each Friday, I will be posting a new "Furr-cast" for the weekend and week ahead and I would like to feature some of your pets on my blog. Also, if you have any suggestions or comments on my blog, I'd love to hear input. Feel free to reach out to me on Twitter and Facebook at Ross10TV. Enjoy the weekend and week ahead, furr-parents.

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Why a 12-year-old boy is on a mission to solve his town's pothole problem

Channel 10 news - Sat, 04/13/2019 - 05:52

Muskegon Heights, MichiganFor middle-school parents like Trinell Scott, algebra homework is often the easy part. The tougher part of parenting is figuring out what your kid is off doing when the homework's done.

Monte says he didn't tell his mom what he was doing. "He saw a need and he felt like he could meet that need, so that's why he did what he did," Trinell said.

It all started one day when Trinell was driving around her hometown in Muskegon Heights, Michigan. The road was a moonscape of potholes, and one crater was so deep it took out her tire and axel.

Monte was mad.

"I didn't want to see nobody else messing up their car, like my mom did," he said.

Soon after, a video popped up on Trinell's Facebook feed. Someone had recorded her 12-year-old son filling potholes. Trinell was shocked -- but not surprised.

"He's just a kid that likes to help people," she said. "If it's the fall, he's raking leaves. Summer, spring, he's cutting grass. Winter, he's blowing snow."

Monte doesn't get paid for his good deeds.

"I tell myself: I have a responsibility of doing something to help the community out," he said.

It's something he said he's learned from his mom.

For parenting at that high level, Mayor Kimberley Sims honored Trinell at a recent council meeting. She also cited Monte for his roadwork.

"We commend him for his heart and just being able to assist us with that, but that shouldn't have been something that he was concerned with," Sims said.

The mayor admits her town has a pothole problem.

"Shame on us as elected officials if we don't take this opportunity to do something about that," she said.

In the meantime, Monte isn't waiting on bureaucracy. He's still out there filling holes in his neighborhood with dirt from his backyard.

A great son, and a future pond – what more can a mother ask for?

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President Trump tweets video with partial Ilhan Omar quote and 9/11 footage

Channel 10 news - Sat, 04/13/2019 - 05:48

Several 2020 Democratic hopefuls and other prominent Democrats criticized President Trump after he tweeted a video showing part of Rep. Ilhan Omar's recent comments about the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and television of the terrorist attacks. Several prominent conservatives and the New York Post have been using a partial quote from comments Omar made last month to accuse her of downplaying the terrorist attack.

President Trump tweeted on Friday that "WE WILL NEVER FORGET!" along with the video, which is of unknown origin. The video featured the Minnesota Democrat saying "CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized some people did something" and then footage from the news, including CBS News and "60 Minutes," of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. It repeats "some people did something" throughout and then ends with the words "September 11, 2001 We Remember."

WE WILL NEVER FORGET! pic.twitter.com/VxrGFRFeJM

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2019

President Trump later pinned it to the top of his profile.

Shortly after the president's tweet, Sen. Elizabeth Warren responded by tweeting "The President is inciting violence against a sitting Congresswoman—and an entire group of Americans based on their religion. It's disgusting. It's shameful. And any elected leader who refuses to condemn it shares responsibility for it."

Sen. Bernie Sanders tweeted "Ilhan Omar is a leader with strength and courage. She won't back down to Trump's racism and hate, and neither will we. The disgusting and dangerous attacks against her must end."

Other prominent Democrats, including fellow 2020 Democratic hopefuls Jay Inslee and Julian Castro, also criticized President Trump. Former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke did not mention Omar by name but tweeted "we are stronger than this president's hatred and Islamophobia." South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who is a veteran, tweeted a thread that said "today the president made America smaller" and "the threats against the life of @IlhanMN make clear what is at stake if we fail to to do this, and to beat back hate in all all its forms."

Chelsea Clinton tweeted President Trump's "hate-filled days" including his "targets" on Omar.

On March 23, Omar, who is Somali-American and wears a hijab, said at a Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) banquet that the organization was formed after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to protect civil rights. "Far too long we have lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen, and frankly, I'm tired of it, and every single Muslim in this country should be tired of it," Omar said at the event. "CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties."

The part of the quote "some people did something" has resurfaced this week, particularly among conservatives. Texas Republican U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw tweeted a 19-second clip of her comments, calling them "unbelievable." After Omar responded that it was a "dangerous incitement, given the death threats I face," Crenshaw tweeted he did not "incite violence against" her. "You described an act of terrorism on American soil that killed thousands of innocent lives as 'some people did something,'" he also wrote.

The clip was also played on conservative media. On "Fox & Friends" on Wednesday, host Brian Kilmeade said, "you have to wonder if she is an American first."

"As a Muslim-American, you should be more outraged because they sullied your religion," Kilmeade said of Omar during his morning broadcast. "In the name of religion they killed Americans and still do it on a daily basis."

After being criticized, Kilmeade tweeted that he "didn't intend to question" if Omar is an American. "I am questioning how any American, let alone a United States Congresswoman, could downplay the 9/11 attacks," Kilmeade wrote.

And Thursday's cover of the New York Post featured a partial quote from Omar, "some people did something" on Sept. 11 and showed a photo of the Twin Towers after the planes hit. The main headline read: "Here's your something ... 2,977 people dead by terrorism."

Some Democrats on Capitol Hill have also been defending Omar, including U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasico-Cortez, who tweeted on Friday that "members of Congress have a duty to respond to the President's explicit attack today" and Omar's life is in danger. She included a photo of the poem "First they came" from the U.S. Holocaust Museum.

A New York man was arrested earlier this month calling Omar's Capitol Hill office and saying, "Do you work for the Muslim Brotherhood? Why are you working for her, she's a (expletive) terrorist. I'll put a bullet in her (expletive) skull," according to the criminal complaint.

And in March, a West Virginia GOP event featured an anti-Muslim poster of Omar linking her to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The poster included a picture of planes flying into the World Trade Center with the phrase, "never forget, you said," and then under it, a picture of Omar with the words, "I am proof you have forgotten."

Omar tweeted about the poster: "No wonder why I am on the 'Hitlist' of a domestic terrorist and 'Assassinate Ilhan Omar' is written on my local gas stations."

Omar, who was elected in November, has become one of the most high-profile lightning rods in Congress. She apologized after comments she made about Israel and Israeli lobbyists AIPAC were considered by some to be anti-Semitic. She said on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" on Wednesday she is still "learning" about the weight of some comments.

"As I've said to my constituents and my colleagues, when you tell me that you are pained by something I say, I will always listen and I will acknowledge your pain," Omar said.

In March, Fox News host Jeanine Pirro questioned whether Omar's wearing a hijab indicated her adherence to Sharia law and alleged that it violated the Constitution. Fox News issued a statement saying it "strongly condemned" Pirro's remarks and her show did not air for two weeks.

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L.A. to name intersection after Nipsey Hussle

Channel 10 news - Sat, 04/13/2019 - 05:41

The Los Angeles City Council adjourned its regular meeting Friday in memory of Nipsey Hussle after approving a motion to rename the South L.A. intersection of Slauson Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard in honor of slain rapper Nipsey Hussle. The motion to rename the intersection was prompted by a Change.org petition that got nearly 500,000 signatures, CBS Los Angeles reports.

City Councilman Marqueece Harris Dawson, a friend of Hussle's, introduced the motion to rename the Crenshaw-Slauson intersection as "Ermias 'Nipsey Hussle' Asghedom Square."

Fans of the performer filled the chamber Friday and expressed their support for the motion, as members Hussle's family, including his father, Dawit Asghedom, looked on.

The intersection is the closest to The Marathon Clothing store, where the 33-year-old Grammy-nominated rapper was shot to death in the parking lot on March 31.

Hussle's family and friends gathered Friday for a private funeral on a day when the slain rapper was also honored by his hometown of Los Angeles.

Hussle was buried at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills in an afternoon service.

The sprawling cemetery in northern Los Angeles between Griffith Park and Burbank is, as the name would suggest, the final resting place of much Hollywood royalty, including Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, Bette Davis, Lucille Ball, Liberace and David Carradine.

The small ceremony stood in contrast to a giant celebration a day earlier of the 33-year-old Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Asghedom. About 20,000 people flocked to a public memorial for Hussle a day earlier at Staples Center.

Afterward, thousands more lined the streets as the recently anointed hometown hero, his casket draped in the flag of his father's native country, Eritrea in East Africa, embarked on a 25-mile tour of the city.

Eric R. Holder Jr., who has been charged with killing Hussle, has pleaded not guilty. Police have said Holder and Hussle had several interactions the day of the shooting and have described it as being the result of a personal dispute.

Hussle's family and dozens of fans were at the meeting, which also adjourned in his honor, before heading to the burial service.

For a decade, Hussle released much sought-after mixtapes that he sold out of the trunk of his car, helping him create a buzz and gain respect from rap purists and his peers.

Last year, Hussle hit new heights with "Victory Lap," his critically acclaimed major-label debut album on Atlantic Records that earned him a Grammy nomination.

On Thursday, in the first celebrity memorial at Staples Center since Michael Jackson's nearly a decade ago, some of people who knew Hussle best, from his actress-fiancée Lauren London, dear friend Snoop Dogg and mother shared personal stories about the rapper during a three-hour service.

When it was over, London revealed a fresh tattoo of Hussle on her forearm, writing in an Instagram post that "Real Love Never Dies" and that from now on "When you see me, you will always see him."

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North Carolina murder suspect thought to be in Ohio, caught in Alabama after crash

Channel 10 news - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 21:25

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A woman wanted for murder in North Carolina and thought to possibly be in the central Ohio area was caught in Alabama, according to the Onslow County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's office said Saundra Wagner, of Maysville, North Carolina, is wanted for the murder of James Pannoni.

Pannoni was found dead on his property on April 8.

The sheriff's office initially said Friday that Wagner, 47, was believed to be in Ohio, possibly near Hebron or Columbus.

On Saturday, the sheriff's office said Wagner was arrested after a brief car chase in Dothan in southeast Alabama.

Wagner crashed and she is currently under watch at a hospital in Alabama.

The Onslow County Sheriff's Office said the crime appears to be isolated.

If anyone has any information, they are asked to call the Onslow County Sheriff's Office at 910-455-3113 or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273 and refer to case 2019005158.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information that is helpful.​

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Blue Jackets stun Lightning 5-1 to take 2-0 series lead

Channel 10 news - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 19:39

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Matt Duchene had a goal and three assists, Sergei Bobrovsky made 23 saves, and the Columbus Blue Jackets stunned the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1 on Friday night to take a 2-0 first-round series lead.

Columbus also got goals from Cam Atkinson, Zach Werenski, Riley Nash and Artemi Panarin. The Blue Jackets started the postseason last season by winning the first two games of the first-round series with eventual Stanley Cup Washington, which won the next four games.

Mikhail Sergachev had a goal and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 22 shots for the Lightning, who lost two games in a row just twice in the regular season. Tampa Bay matched the 1995-96 Detroit Red Wings for the most wins in a regular season with 62.

Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov, who led the NHL with 128 points, was held off the scoresheet for the second consecutive game and picked up tripping, boarding and 10-minute misconduct penalties late in the third period.

The Blue Jackets rallied from a three-goal, first-period deficit to beat Tampa Bay 4-3 in Game 1 on Wednesday night as Seth Jones scored the go-ahead goal on the power play to cap Columbus' three-goal third period.

Duchene assisted on both Columbus goals during the first period and put the Blue Jackets ahead 3-0 on the power play when the center scored on the rebound at 1:28 of the second after Vasilevskiy had stopped his tip-in try.

The Lightning got within two goals at 3-1 when Sergachev's shot went into the net off Blue Jackets defenseman Markus Nutivaara's skate five minutes into the third. But, Nash and Panarin scored goals over a three-minute span midway through the period.

Bobrovsky stopped Kucherov's shot and got a piece of Steven Stamkos' scoring chance that also went off the crossbar during an early second-period power play.

Duchene stole the puck from J.T. Miller along the left-wing boards and sent a pass into the low slot that Atkinson redirected past Vasilevskiy 5:15 into the game.

Werenski made it 2-0 from the blue line after Duchene won a faceoff during a power play at 11:44 of the first.

NOTES: The Lightning outscored Columbus 17-3 in sweeping all three games between the teams in the regular season. ... Tampa Bay D Anton Stralman (lower-body injury) sat out his third consecutive game but took part in the morning skate. Lightning coach Jon Cooper is non-committal about when Stralman will be back. ... Lightning RW Ryan Callahan and D Braydon Coburn were healthy scratches for the second straight game. ... Tampa Bay scored 325 goals in 2018-19, the most by any team in 23 years.


Columbus hosts Game 3 on Sunday night.

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1 taken to hospital, 1 in custody following stabbing in south Columbus

Channel 10 news - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 19:05

One person is injured following a stabbing in south Columbus Friday night.

It happened shortly before 8:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of S. High Street. Columbus police say the victim was taken to Grant Medical Center in serious condition. One person is in custody.

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

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Python, named after Jack Hanna, dies at Columbus Zoo

Channel 10 news - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 17:13

COLUMBUS Ohio – A reticulated python died at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium died on Friday.

The zoo said Hanna died at the age of 20, which is nine more years than the life expectancy of reticulated pythons.

Staff said she was recently treated for gastritis, but her condition did not improve, so the decision was made to humanely euthanize her.

Hanna had been at the zoo since 2010 and was named after director emeritus Jack Hanna.

The name "Hanna" was entered into a naming contest by a zoo guest and received the most votes.

“Over the years, Hanna has inspired Zoo guests to change their perceptions of snakes and to learn more about how they can help make a positive impact on ecosystems where snakes live. Her animal care team says that Hanna had a very sweet disposition for a reticulated python and they enjoyed taking her on walks in the pachyderm yard. She will be greatly missed,” the zoo said in a statement.

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Lancaster domestic violence shelter looking for help with repairs

Channel 10 news - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 16:16

A domestic violence shelter in Lancaster that has helped thousands is now looking for support.

At the unmarked Lancaster home that serves as the Lighthouse Domestic Violence Shelter, there are a total of six individual units.

Susan Stoughton, the new Executive Director for Lighthouse, says each unit is equipped with beds for a family and an attached bathroom. But each room provides its own challenges.

“This house — because of financial concerns — many of the repairs have been ignored,” Stoughton said. “We are located in a shelter that is 119 years old... any house, even if it was built in the 70s, required special maintenance.”

Stoughton says the problems a lack of maintenance has created are extensive.

“Toilets that have gone through the subfloor and we have plumbing issues," Stoughton said. “I joke and say for my plumber and my electrician, I no longer need to look up their number because I call them so often.”

In all, Lighthouse needs $60,000 to complete some of the most pressing repairs. Stoughton tells 10TV she hopes her neighbors can help thousands who utilize the Lighthouse services.

If you're interested in helping, you can contact Lighthouse at P.O. Box 215, Lancaster, Ohio, 43230. You can also call the shelter administration offices at (740) 687-4423.

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Trump administration's transgender military ban takes effect today

Channel 10 news - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 16:15

The Pentagon's controversial policy for transgender service members goes into effect Friday. The new regulation keeps transgender troops from serving in the nation's military openly and also "blocks all use of DoD or DHS resources to fund sex reassignment surgical procedures."

The Defense Department says people can serve if they remain their biological sex. They estimate that nearly 15,000 troops identify as transgender and could potentially be impacted by the policy.

Under the new policy, any person who has been diagnosed with gender dysphoria and has received medical treatment – either hormones or surgery – will not be allowed to join the military. If they have been diagnosed, but have not received medical treatment, they will still be eligible to join.

All transgender soldiers currently serving will be allowed to stay in uniform, however, regardless of whether they have received medical treatment.

The Supreme Court ruled that the military could enforce its policy on transgender service members after President Trump called for a blanket ban back in 2017 via tweet, claiming the U.S. military "cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail." The revised policy that would still ban most transgender people from military service was later approved by then-Defense Secretary James Mattis last year.

Despite the High Court's ruling, there have been numerous legal challenges since the ban's initial rollout. Sharon McGowan, chief strategy officer and legal director for Lambda Legal -- the country's largest national legal defense organization for LGBT persons, told CBS that the legal fight against the administration's policy is now on "high burn" as four separate lawsuits against the administration continue to work their way through the courts.

McGowan said she was "confident" any one of those cases would prevail in knocking down the policy, saying the policy on its face is "discriminatory" and "doesn't even satisfy basic legal scrutiny."

"The notion that somebody should have to walk away from life-saving medical care in order to continue serving their country for lack of better words, is absurd, cruel, and just shows how completely upside down this policy is," said McGowan.

She added that the ban is "so divorced from reality and so disrespectful to men and women who are literally putting their life on the line to defend the Constitution."

Meanwhile, Blake Dremann, president of SPART*A, an advocacy group for actively serving transgender military members, told CBSN that the policy effectively creates two classes of transgender people serving in the military, and forces those who have not been diagnosed to "choose between serving their country and keeping their jobs and seeking the medically-necessary care for gender dysphoria."

Dremann, who is the first openly transgender service member to be promoted in the armed services, said the transgender ban will be "worse" than the military's previous "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy instituted by the Clinton administration in 1994, effectively banning openly gay, lesbian, or bisexual persons from military service.

"Here we have identified an issue that is treatable, does not keep people from deploying or anything from doing their jobs and we've told our troops that you have to choose between treatment and your job which, for many folks, their families depend on that. And while they say we can identify as transgender openly, that negates the fact that this still is partially a medical condition that requires treatment," said Dremann

Dremann argued that military personnel will now be forced to live "two lives" and be "one person at work and one person at home" which could negatively impact military readiness.

"It keeps people from bringing their whole selves to work and if anyone in the military knows, you can not leave anything off the battlefield, you have to be able to be completely present in order to be effective and put bullets down range," Dremann said.

Meanwhile, Ashley Broadway-Mack, President of AMPA, the nation's largest organization of LGBTQ military families, said in a statement to CBS News, "With the implementation of this transgender military ban, our nation is once again shamefully forcing brave American heroes to hide who they are in order to serve."

Broadway-Mack added that the Trump administration is "inflicting tremendous harm on our service members, their families, and the military as a whole."

Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin echoed that sentiment, saying "The implementation of Donald Trump and Mike Pence's trans troop ban is a stain on our nation's history."

2020 Democratic presidential contender and openly gay veteran of the War in Afghanistan Mayor Pete Buttigieg also slammed the Commander-in-Chief, suggesting that Trump, "a president who pretended to be disabled in order to avoid serving when it was his turn" was "destroying" the careers of trans service members.

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Neighbors share safety concerns following deadly west Columbus crash

Channel 10 news - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 15:59

A stuffed bunny and flowers mark the site where a driver hit a pregnant woman, killing her unborn child and 6-year old daughter.

For those who witnessed the crash, they say it was like it happened in slow-motion.

"I've seen a lot of bad things in my life, but I've never seen a person get hit. It was like a rag doll just thrown, just rolling down the street," said Gary Napier.

Police identified the driver from Galloway. 10TV is not naming him because he has not been charged.

"There is no way he could not see that lady in the street. She was right in the middle of the street," Napier said.

He said he's not surprised some there got hit.

"I swear, I watch three or four people cross this street every day. I think there should be crosswalks here," he said.

10TV contacted the City of Columbus about putting crosswalks there since the apartment is across the street from a Kroger.

Michael T. Liggett, community relations coordinator responded:

"Yesterday’s incident is truly a tragedy and our heart goes out to everyone affected. Words really do not express how awful this is. We don’t have all the details of this accident yet since the police investigation is ongoing, but we hope to have a better understanding after the investigation and the fatality review board studies what happened. Safety is our number one concern, and we encourage pedestrians to cross at signalized or signed intersections as they are the safest route across streets. The area does have heavy traffic, but an initial review of 311 Service Requests shows none have been submitted noting concern for a lack of pedestrian crossing on Roberts Road near Hickory Mills Drive."

Police say pedestrians take their lives into their own hands when crossing a street with no crosswalk or signal.

"Every pedestrian should assume they are invisible and they're not being seen and they should pay extra attention to that," said Sergeant Brooke Wilson of the Columbus Division of Police Accident Investigation Unit.

Tiffany Bronson, the girls' mother, remains in critical condition.

Her 4-year-old daughter was hospitalized with serious injuries after the collision. Her 6-year-old daughter, Emily Ashbrook, was pronounced dead at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

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Man sets himself on fire outside White House

Channel 10 news - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 14:49

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service says that a man operating a wheelchair scooter lit his outer jacket on fire while sitting along Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House.

The Secret Service says the event happened at about 3:15 p.m. Officers immediately responded, extinguished the fire and gave him first aid.

The White House was on lockdown as a result of Friday's incident.

The Secret Service says the man has been transported to a local hospital with what appears to be non-life threatening injuries. The agency did not identify the man.

Secret Service officers were seen attending to an individual on a stretcher before it was wheeled away. Video also showed multiple vehicles with flashing lights arriving on Pennsylvania Avenue.

President Donald Trump was at the White House at the time.

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Airbnb teams with local organization to give place to stay for traveling cancer patients

Channel 10 news - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 14:03

Airbnb has partnered with a central Ohio organization to offer free housing to patients who travel over 100 miles for treatment.

"We see approximately 1,100 people here a year and I would say about 10 percent of people are traveling at least at some point in their treatment," said Angie Santangelo, clinical program director for the Cancer Support Community. "So, it may be traveling to get a second opinion, [or] traveling to get a specific treatment."

The Cancer Support Community is a nonprofit network of cancer support. The organization has partnered with Airbnb to provide free housing for cancer patients and their caregivers. Airbnb is providing $1.2 million in grant funding to help absorb the cost.

"I’m over the moon," said Theresa Martin, who travels to the Cleveland Clinic for treatment. "I had to travel there in March and I had four appointments and they weren't able to get all of my appointments scheduled for the same day, so I did have to have an overnight stay... there were lots of parts and pieces to the puzzle to make it all come together."

Martin says she is thrilled to know there is now a resource offering free housing for cancer patients. She believes the program will relieve stress for thousands of patients.

"A lot of times, people don’t realize the resources that are available," she said. "That is just phenomenal."

There are certain geographic and income criteria for the program. For more information and to learn how to apply, call (877) 793-0498.

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Ohio GOP group apologizes for email calling Ocasio-Cortez 'domestic terrorist'

Channel 10 news - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 13:05

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The president of a college Republican group in Ohio has apologized for a fundraising email that referred to Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a "domestic terrorist."

Tom Ferrall is chairman of the Ohio College Republican Federation and a senior at the University of Dayton. He says the email was sent Wednesday without his approval by a third-party fundraising firm he wouldn't name.

Ferrall says his organization has severed ties with the firm. He says the email wasn't something he or the organization would ever endorse.

The OCRF does not condone the unauthorized email sent out in our name. We apologize to Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez for the use of unacceptable language in this email, and we do not approve of the message conveyed. https://t.co/h4rHyrwJQv

— Ohio College GOP (@OhioCRs) April 11, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez said in a tweet after the email was publicized that such a message "puts me in danger every time."

The University of Dayton also said Ferrall improperly used his university mailing address to solicit funds and Ferrall agreed to stop.

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Police release photos of suspects in assault, robbery at Tuttle Mall

Channel 10 news - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 20:21

COLUMBUS — Columbus Police are investigating an assault and robbery at a Tuttle Mall Wednesday afternoon near Dublin.

Detectives say around 2 p.m. Wednesday, the victim was walking out of the main mall entrance and was approached by a male suspect who grabbed the victim's necklace from around his neck.

While the two tussled over the necklace outside the mall, a second male suspect started punching the victim in the face. The suspects took the victim's necklace and cell phone before leaving in a silver SUV, according to police.

Prior to the altercation, one of the suspects could be seen on camera with two females inside the mall before the robbery occurred.

Authorities say they are looking for two male black suspects in their 20s. The first suspect is described to be about 5’8"-5’11" tall, 150 pounds, wearing a white T-shirt and jeans. The second suspect is 5’5" tall, 145 pounds, wearing a white T-shirt with a picture on it and black pants.

Anyone with information about the suspects is requested to contact the Columbus Police Robbery Squad at (614) 645-4665.

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Blue Jackets rally from 3-goal deficit to beat Lightning 4-3

Channel 10 news - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 19:39

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Seth Jones scored the go-ahead goal on the power play to cap Columbus' three-goal third period, and the Blue Jackets rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 in Game 1 of the teams' first-round Eastern Conference playoff series Wednesday night.

Jones made it 4-3 from the slot with 5:55 to play as the Blues Jackets erased a 3-0 deficit after the Lightning scored three times in the opening period.

With Columbus trailing 3-1 in the third, David Savard deked around Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman and scored 7:56 into the period to make it a one-goal game. Josh Anderson picked up a short-handed goal that tied it at 3 at 11:54.

Nick Foligno had the other goal for Columbus, and Sergei Bobrovsky ended up with 26 saves after struggling in the first period.

The Lightning, who matched the 1995-96 Detroit Red Wings for the most wins in a regular season with 62, got first-period goals from Alex Killorn, Anthony Cirelli and Yanni Gourde. Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 22 shots.

Hedman returned after missing the final four regular-season game with an upper-body injury. The Norris Trophy winner took a helmet to the face during a collision with Washington's Carl Hagelin on March 30.

Killorn stole the puck from Jones at the blue line during a power play for Columbus and put a backhander past Bobrovsky to open the scoring 4:12 into the game. Tampa Bay was tied for third in short-handed goals during the regular season with 12.

After Cirelli had a rebound goal at 11:01, Gourde's waist-high deflection of Mikhail Sergachev's shot made it 3-0 with 2:10 left in the first.

Foligno cut the deficit to 3-1 at 9:15 of the second on a breakaway goal after Tampa Bay's Ryan McDonagh made an errant pass in the offensive zone.

Vasilevskiy made a strong save on Matt Duchene during a 2-on-1 two minutes after Foligno's goal.

Alexandre Texier, Columbus' 19-year-old rookie who played in the Blue Jackets' final two regular-season games, skated in alone on Vasilevskiy but missed the net on a shot with 4 minutes to go in the first.

Bobrovsky stopped four shots over the final 40 seconds of the second, including a nifty glove save on Steven Stamkos.

Nikita Kucherov, who had an NHL-best 128 points in the regular season, was held without a point but had an in-close chance turned aside by Bobrovsky and hit the crossbar during the opening minute of the second during a power play.

NOTES: Tampa Bay outscored Columbus 17-3 in sweeping all three games between the teams in the regular season. ... Lightning D Anton Stralman sat out with a lower-body injury, but might return during the series. ... RW Ryan Callahan and D Braydon Coburn were among Tampa Bay's healthy scratches. ... Columbus D Adam McQuaid (upper-body injury) didn't play.


The Lightning will host Game 2 on Friday night.

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Neighbors relieved to see 2 suspected drug houses boarded up

Channel 10 news - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 18:48

Two houses the city attorney's office describes as dangerous drug houses are now boarded up. Columbus police searched the homes — one at 938 Heyl Ave. in south Columbus and the other at 938 South Weyant Ave. in east Columbus— and found drugs, guns and money.

“It means I can have peace around here and don't have to worry about the drug activity,” said LaTisha Padgett, mom of six.

She has lived across from the house on South Weyant Avenue for the past six months. She was worried about letting her kids play outside with the illegal activity so close.

“You never know what can happen,” Padgett said.

Last year, the house was searched, and police found four guns, drugs and ammunition. They came back in February as a part of an undercover sting and bought heroin at the house.

“No one should have to live next to these places. No child should have to play on a street where there are open-air drug sales and violence and overdoses,” said Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein.

Klein says he's heard the concern from neighbors that when the shut one house down, another will just pop up.

“There certainly is a 'Whack-a-Mole' aspect to this, but the alternative is to do nothing, and I refuse to do nothing,” Klein said.

Police were at the Heyl Avenue house on Feb. 27. They found money, drugs and guns. They came right back the next day and arrested someone for possession of cocaine.

.@ColumbusPolice were called to this house 42 times in 2 years, including for 10 overdoses. They found guns, drugs and money inside. Neighbors are relieved to see it boarded up. pic.twitter.com/mLcUt0E7E5

— Lacey Crisp (@LaceyCrisp) April 11, 2019

“The ambulances were always over there for overdoses and everything. The police were there all the time. The police have actually come over to us and told us if it kept happening, to call,” said neighbor Phillip Lallemand

Columbus police say they've had 42 calls for service at the house since May 2017 and have responded to 10 overdoses. Lallemand is relieved he won't have to worry about his own safety from his neighbors.

“I'm glad they are gone,” he said.

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Wisconsin 5-month-old passes away while waiting for liver transplant

Channel 10 news - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 17:13

A Wisconsin baby boy has died while waiting for a partial liver transplant, an update to the five-month-old's GoFundMe page announced Wednesday.

"It is with immense sadness that I report that Marcus passed away this morning at 4am," the update read. "He was comfortable and peaceful. These past 2 weeks Marcus’ family has felt your support through thousands of donor inquiries, in addition to your charitable donations and countless thoughts & prayers. Thank you all for the care and concern you have genuinely expressed for Marcus. Please continue to keep Tony, Whitney, and Dominic in your prayers during this difficult time."

Marcus Albers suffered from a rare disease called Immunodeficiency 47 that’s already destroyed his liver. Neither his mother, father or any family member qualified as a donor.

According to the statement, the family received donations and thousands of donor inquiries to try and save the boy's life.

The Transplant Center, a joint program of Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, released a statement on Marcus' passing, WDJT reported:

"Our care teams are grieving with the Albers. Their family is in our thoughts and have our deepest sympathy. Nobody should have to endure the loss of a child.

We are grateful for how our community stepped forward in such a remarkable way to support the Albers family. Thousands of individuals signed up to be evaluated as potential donors.

Currently, there is no national database for living liver donors. Our transplant team spent countless hours following a rigorous process used by programs across the country to identify potential donors.

As of January 2019, there are more than 113,000 candidates for transplant on the U.S. national waiting list. To add your name to the deceased donor registry list, please go to donatelifewisconsin.org."

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Neighbors on alert following rash of Hungarian Village home break-ins

Channel 10 news - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 16:34
Neighbors in the Hungarian Village are warning one another about a rash of home break-ins, many happening in broad daylight.

Signs are appearing on telephone poles near Hinman Avenue, warning homeowners of the break-ins and urging neighbors to keep an eye on their property.

Homeowner Brian Whitley says on Monday his security system caught a thief in action.

“He knew I was gone,” Whitley said. “He was monitoring and he was watching.”

Whitley said the thief walked away with a broken shop vac after he tried to disable two security cameras.

The homeowner says this incident serves an important lesson: look out for one another and for those looking to go on a shopping spree on his neighbors’ property we are watching you.

“You’re being watched,” Whitley said. “More people are aware and you’re being watched and these cameras... you can steal them from us but your image is still being recorded.”

Columbus police say they are aware of the reported break-ins and are working with zone officers to develop a plan of action.
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Franklin County offers 'one-stop shop' for kinship families

Channel 10 news - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 16:02

Franklin County Jobs and Family Services is now partnering with the Department of Children's Services to provide a one-stop shop for kinship families within the county.

"So what we've done is — we've placed a case manager in the building of Franklin County Children's services," said Joy Bivens, Director of the Jobs and Family Services for Franklin County. "And, what our case managers do, is we assist families with supportive services... whether it's cash assistance, child care, Medicaid."

The change is part of a county-wide push to ensure kids in need of guardianship can stay with their family members.

"When a child is removed from a home of a parent, it is best for the child to stay with the immediate family or a family member that they are familiar with because the connectivity of the family assists with the nourishment and the development of the child," Bivens said.

Since 2014, approximately 1,941 children have been placed in kinship care, meaning with a grandparent, aunt, uncle or close relative.

"It was really important," said Marie Wuelleh, who is caring for her two nieces with her husband.

"Ramyah came to live with us at the end of 2017. And Ra’Lasia came to live with us about three months later. They are just really a blessing."

Wuelleh says streamlining the process for county resources will be helpful and relieving for kinship families.

"There is so much to deal with when it comes to bringing someone into your house. And without their help — I mean we would get it done, but it would be so much more stressful," Wuellah said.

There is an ongoing need to find foster care homes in Franklin County. Anyone interested in learning more can call (614) 275-2711.

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