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Teammates and fans honor Ryan Shazier

Channel 10 news - 15 hours 34 min ago

The Pittsburgh Steelers paid tribute to teammate and former Buckeye Ryan Shazier during Sunday night's game.

Shazier underwent spinal stabilization surgery after injuring himself in a game against the Cincinnati Bengals on December 4.

During Sunday night’s game against the Baltimore Ravens, teammates held up Shazier’s jersey.

Players also wore cleats with the word “Shalieve” written on them and t-shirts with his number – 50.

Fans held signs in support of Shazier.

The Steelers went on to beat the Ravens 39-to-38, clinching the AFC North.

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2nd Ohio high school student dies after car crash

Channel 10 news - 15 hours 44 min ago

CANTON, Ohio — An Ohio high school student has died of injuries suffered last week in a car crash that also killed his brother.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says 16-year-old Kevin Laudermilt, of Canton, died Sunday at Akron Children's Hospital. He was injured Thursday when a car driven by his brother, 18-year-old Aaron Laudermilt, went off a road in Stark County's Plain Township and hit a utility pole and a tree. Aaron Laudermilt was pronounced dead at the scene.

Both were students at GlenOak High School in Plain Township.

Police say both were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash. Alcohol and drugs were not believed to be a factor in the crash.

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Final push for Moore and Jones in Alabama Senate race

Channel 10 news - 16 hours 21 min ago

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— Alabama Democrats see Tuesday's special Senate election as a chance to renounce a history littered with politicians whose race-baiting, bombast and other baggage have long soiled the state's reputation beyond its borders.

Many Republicans see the vote as chance to ratify their conservative values and protect President Donald Trump's agenda ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

At the center are Republican Roy Moore, a former jurist twice removed as state chief justice and now accused of sexual misconduct with teenage girls decades ago, and Democrat Doug Jones, an erstwhile federal prosecutor best known for prosecuting two Ku Klux Klansmen responsible for killing four black girls in the 1963 bombing of Birmingham's 16th Street Baptist Church.

The winner will take the seat held previously by Trump's attorney general, Jeff Sessions. Republicans control the Senate with 52 seats.

In truth, the matchup mixes both Alabama's tortured history and the nation's current divisive, bitterly partisan politics, and it has made a spectacle of a Deep South state well acquainted with national scrutiny but not accustomed to competitive general elections.

"This is an election to tell the whole world what we stand for," Jones told supporters at one stop Sunday, adding that his campaign "is on the right side of history." At an earlier appearance, he declared Alabama is "at a crossroads" and that Moore, an unapologetic evangelical populist, tries only to "create conflict and division."

Jones, 63, stops short of explicitly comparing Moore to the four-term Gov. George Wallace, whose populism was rooted in segregation. But Jones alluded Sunday to that era of Alabama politics.

"Elect a responsible man to a responsible office," Jones said, repeating the campaign slogan of another Alabama governor, Albert Brewer, who nearly defeated Wallace in 1970 in a contest Alabama liberals and many moderates still lament as a lost opportunity.

Some of Jones' supporters put it even more bluntly. "I thought Alabama's image was pretty much at the bottom," said Pat Lawrence, a retired software engineer in Huntsville. A Moore win, Lawrence added, "will be a whole new bottom."

Those concerns extend even to some GOP quarters. Alabama's senior senator, Richard Shelby, confirmed Sunday that he did not vote for Moore, saying he wrote in another "distinguished" party figure he declined to name.

Yet for many Republicans, Moore is a paragon of traditional values. They reject accusations that he molested two teenage girls and pursued relationships with others decades ago. Moore denies the charges.

"Everyone has to vote their convictions," said Kevin Mims of Montgomery, as he held his Bible outside his Baptist church Sunday in Montgomery. "My conviction is he's the right man for the job."

Where Moore's critics see a state judge who defied federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court's decision legalizing same-sex marriage, Mims see a stalwart who stands "on the word of God." Other conservatives see an anti-establishment firebrand in the mold of Trump, who won Alabama by 28 percentage points.

Moore encourages that view with fundraising emails that urge backers to help him "defeat the elite," a swipe at both Democrats and the establishment Republicans who tried to deny him the GOP nomination earlier this year.

Ultimately, Republicans from Moore to Trump himself are betting on a simple bottom line: Most Alabama conservatives simply won't defect to a Democrat.

"If Alabama elects liberal Democrat Doug Jones, all of our progress will be stopped cold," Trump says in a robocall the Moore campaign plans to push out Monday.

The president also invokes a common fear among Republicans, calling Jones "a puppet of Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer," the Democratic House and Senate leaders in Washington, both of them reviled by conservative voters. "Roy Moore is the guy we need to pass our Make American Great Again agenda," the president insists.

Moore's baggage could make it difficult to draw conclusions about what the results might mean beyond Alabama, but both parties are watching closely.

Democrats need to flip 24 GOP-held seats to reclaim a House majority, and they're trying to dent the slim Republican advantage in the Senate and its dominance of statehouses around the country. In many of those races, they'll need the same thing Jones must get to win in Alabama: strong turnout among young and non-white voters, along with improved performance among suburban moderates.

A Jones victory would be hailed as a potential precursor, and Democrats have indicated they have a post-Alabama strategy even if Jones loses: They'll take Alabama's brand national, hammering Republicans as "the party of Donald Trump and Roy Moore."

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Deadly Sunday puts Columbus close to record homicide number

Channel 10 news - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 21:16

COLUMBUS -- It was a deadly Sunday in Columbus as three shootings led to a trio of deaths and put several others in area hospitals.

In the morning, a woman died and two others were shot at the Exhale Hookah on Lockbourne Ave.

Police found Kieara Hobbs 26, suffering a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at 4:25 a.m.

The other two men Latrell Davis 27, and Christopher Bivens 27 were taken to Grant Medical Center. Davis remains in critical condition and Bivens is expected to be OK.

About 11 a.m., Police say Jordyn Preston, 18, shot two people, killing one on Ottawa Drive.

Van Johnson, 54, was transported to Riverside Methodist Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. Elyzabeth Johnson, 18, was taken to Grant Medical Center in stable condition. Van was Elyzabeth's father.

In the evening, another person died after being shot in East Columbus. The victim, who is yet to be identified, was taken to Grant Medical Center and later died from their injuries. The shooting occurred in the 900 block of Rarig Avenue at 8:26 p.m. The victim died at 8:58 p.m.

As of 11 p.m. Sunday, the homicide total is 129. The record is 139 set in 1991.

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Basil Joint Fire District looking for missing 12-year-old boy

Channel 10 news - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 20:32

BALTIMORE -- The Basil Joint Fire District currently is conducting a search for a 12-year-old boy.

Connor Kirkpatrick has been missing since about 4:30 p.m. today.

He was last seen on a bike in the area of Stemen Road. Connor has on the coat seen in the photo and a backpack.

Call 911 if you have info about Connor.

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Delaware police looking for missing 21-year-old woman

Channel 10 news - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 20:21

The Delaware Police department is looking for a missing adult.

Mackenzie R. Turner, 21, is currently missing from the City of Delaware. Turner was last seen on Dec. 7 when she left her home in a 1996 silver Hyundai Sonata (Ohio Registration GKA-1152.)

She was wearing black leggings, a purple pull-over shirt with a hood, and brown "cowboy" boots.

Attempts by Turner's family to contact her have gone unanswered and her whereabouts are unknown.

If you see Turner or have information regarding her location, please contact the Delaware Police Department's tip-line at 740-203-1112 or policetipline@delawareohio.net.

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Bitcoin futures rise as virtual currency hits major exchange

Channel 10 news - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 19:26

CHICAGO (AP) — The first-ever bitcoin future began trading Sunday as the increasingly popular virtual currency made its debut on a major U.S. exchange.

The futures contract that expires in January rose $340 to $15,800 in the first hour and 15 minutes of trading on the Chicago Board Options Exchange. The contract opened at $15,460, according to data from the CBOE.

The CBOE futures don't involve actual bitcoin. They're securities that will track the price of bitcoin on Gemini, one of the larger bitcoin exchanges.

The start of trading at 5 p.m. CST overwhelmed the CBOE website. "Due to heavy traffic on our website, visitors to www.cboe.com may find that it is performing slower than usual and may at times be temporarily unavailable," the exchange said in a statement. But it said the trading in the futures had not been disrupted.

Another large futures exchange, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, will start trading its own futures on Dec. 18 but will use a composite of several bitcoin prices across a handful of exchanges.

The price of a bitcoin has soared since beginning the year below $1,000, hitting a peak of more than $16,858 Dec. 7 on the bitcoin exchange Coindesk. As of 6:25 p.m. CST, it was at $15,244 on Coindesk.

Futures are a type of contract in which a buyer and a seller agree on a price for a particular item to be delivered on a certain date in the future, hence the name. Futures are available for nearly every type of security but are most famously used in commodities such as wheat, soy, gold, oil, cocoa and, as dramatized in the Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd movie "Trading Places," concentrated frozen orange juice.

The futures signal greater mainstream acceptance of bitcoin but also open up bitcoin to additional market forces. The futures will allow investors to bet that bitcoin's price will go down — a practice known as shorting — which currently is very difficult to do.

There have been other attempts to bring bitcoin investing into the mainstream. Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, twin brothers who own large amounts of bitcoin, tried to create an exchange-traded fund based on bitcoin, but federal regulators denied their application.

How much actual investor interest there will be in these bitcoin futures is still up in the air. Many larger Wall Street brokerages and clearinghouses, including Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase, are either not allowing customers to trade bitcoin futures or only allowing select clients to do so. Other brokerages are putting restrictions on the amount of margin a trader can use in bitcoin futures, or putting limits on the amount that can be purchased.

The digital currency has had more than its fair share of critics on Wall Street. JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon has called bitcoin "a fraud." Thomas Peterffy, chairman of the broker-dealer Interactive Brokers Group, expressed deep concerns about the trading of bitcoin futures last month, saying "there is no fundamental basis for valuation of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, and they may assume any price from one day to the next."

Peterffy noted that if bitcoin futures were trading at that time, under the CBOE's rules those futures likely would experience repeated trading halts because 10 percent or 20 percent moves in bitcoin prices have not been unusual in recent months.

Bitcoin is the world's most popular virtual currency. Such currencies are not tied to a bank or government and allow users to spend money anonymously. They are basically lines of computer code that are digitally signed each time they are traded.

A debate is raging on the merits of such currencies. Some say they serve merely to facilitate money laundering and illicit, anonymous payments. Others say they can be helpful methods of payment, such as in crisis situations where national currencies have collapsed.

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Police: One person killed in east Columbus shooting

Channel 10 news - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 18:56

COLUMBUS -- One person has died after a shooting in east Columbus, according to police.

The victim was taken to Grant Medical Center and later died from their injuries. The shooting occurred in the 900 block of Rarig Avenue at 8:26 p.m. The victim died at 8:58 p.m.

The suspect is described as a black male in dark clothing and a dark vehicle.

Stay with 10TV as this story develops.

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One in critical condition as crash closes South James Road

Channel 10 news - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 18:25

COLUMBUS -- A three-vehicle crash has closed South James Road, southbound, at Ravenswood Court in southeast Columbus, according to police.

One person has been taken to Grant Medical Center in critical condition, one to Grant in serious-, but non-life-threatening condition; and one went to Mt. Carmel West in stable condition.

The crash happened just before 8 p.m. Sunday.

Stay with 10TV as this story develops.

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Comedian Hannibal Buress arrested on intoxication charge

Channel 10 news - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 17:26

MIAMI — A Florida newspaper reports that comedian Hannibal Buress was arrested on a disorderly intoxication charge after an encounter with a police officer.

The Miami Herald first reported that 34-year-old Buress was booked into Miami-Dade jail at 1:57 a.m. Sunday and posted bail just before 6 a.m.

A video circulated on social media showed Buress handcuffed against a Miami patrol car.

According to the paper, Buress asked officers why he was being arrested. One officer said, "trespassing," but he wasn't charged with that.

A police report obtained by the Herald said Buress asked an officer to call him an Uber, and when the officer refused, Buress became loud and belligerent.

Miami Police did not respond to calls and an email requesting to release the report on Sunday.

A call to his agent and an email to his attorney weren't immediately returned Sunday.

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MLS commissioner: Crew 'struggling to resonate' with fans, broadcasters, sponsors

Channel 10 news - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 16:55

TORONTO — Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber said Friday it's "conceivable" a yet-to-be-named expansion team could join the league before a long-approved Miami team finally hits the field. But those in Columbus are more concerned with the welfare of their own team.

Speaking at his annual state of the league address on the eve of the MLS Cup game Saturday between Toronto FC and the defending champion Seattle Sounders, Garber also encouraged the city of Columbus to return to negotiations about keeping the struggling Crew in the Ohio capital. Team owner Anthony Precourt has been exploring a move to Austin, Texas, for the 2019 season.

"Like every professional sports league, we never want to relocate a team," Garber said. "And while no decision has been made to relocate the Crew, MLS is supportive of the Precourt Sports Venture's efforts to explore their options in Austin.

"The mayor and city leaders have said to us they will only engage in those discussions if the club's ownership discontinues any ongoing discussions in the city of Austin and that's just not possible at this point," Garber said of civic leaders in Columbus. "So the ball is in the city's court."

Precourt has faced financial challenges in Columbus since buying the Crew in 2013. Garber said the team has been "struggling to resonate" with fans, broadcasters, and sponsors.

"It is among the lowest teams, 20 out of 22, in every measure that matters in pro sports," Garber said. "Average ticket price, average attendance, average revenue, their local television ratings, their local television deal, every aspect that is going to determine whether a team can be viable. As our league continues to move in the right direction, we need to have strong clubs. There's a lot that needs to happen to address those situations."

MLS owners plan to discuss expansion when they meet in New York on Dec. 14.

Last month, MLS chose Cincinnati; Detroit; Nashville, Tennessee; and Sacramento, California, as the finalists for its 25th and 26th expansion teams, set to begin play in 2020.

It's been more than three and a half years since the league formally awarded a team to Miami and an investment group led by former player David Beckham, but the group has struggled to find a stadium site and attract investment from a local owner.

Garber called Miami "the most complicated situation in any market that we've experienced" but said the league remains committed to returning a team to South Florida. The Miami Fusion and Chicago Fire joined MLS as the league's first two expansion teams in 1998, but were contracted along with Florida rivals Tampa Bay Mutiny before the 2002 season.

"I continue to say that we want Miami in the league," Garber said. "It's a large market, a gateway city. There are a lot of values to us having a team down there and I'm very confident that we will get something done."

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Newark man dies after crash on Ohio 668 Sunday morning in Licking County

Channel 10 news - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 16:35

BOWLING GREEN Twp. -- A Newark man was the victim of a one-vehicle crash in Licking County Sunday morning.

According to a press release from the Granville post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Tracy D. Mcartor, 20, was northbound on Ohio 668, near milepost 1, in a 2000 Ford Taurus when he failed to negotiate a curve and went off the west side of the road, striking a ditch, overturning and then crashing into a utility pole.

The crash happened about 5 a.m. Mcartor was pronounced dead at the scene. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor and Mcartor was wearing a seatbelt. The crash remains under investigation.

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Wrestler Rich Swann arrested, charged with battery of wife

Channel 10 news - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 15:21

Wrestler Rich Swann is being held without bail in a Florida jail after he was arrested and charged with battery and false imprisonment.

Swann, who is 26 and a former WWE cruiserweight champion, was arrested Saturday.

WWE released a statement about Swann on Sunday.

"WWE has zero tolerance for matters involving domestic violence, and per our policy, Rich Swann has been suspended indefinitely following his arrest," it said.

According to Gainesville Police, Swann was arguing with his wife, who is also a wrestler. His wife — whose name is Vannarah Riggs but goes by Su Yung — had wrestled earlier in the evening in the northwest Florida city. The couple lives in Orlando.

Due to numerous national media requests...mugshot and arrest report for Rich Swann can be found here: https://t.co/PvQj5B7A7n

(Redactions made in accordance with FSS 119 that protects home address/phone of domestic violence victim.) pic.twitter.com/EgjbzTbjNq

— Gainesville Police (@GainesvillePD) December 10, 2017

A police report said Swann "critiqued" her performance and the pair began arguing.

A witness told police that Riggs jumped out of Swann's slowly moving car.

The report says the witness also saw Swann put Riggs in a headlock and dragged her back to his vehicle.

Riggs "screamed for help as (Swann) put her back in the car," the officer wrote in the report.

The car drove off and a witness saw Riggs exit the vehicle a second time. Riggs told officers that "she was afraid of (Swann) because he has a temper sometimes." She added that she was trying to get away from him so the argument wouldn't escalate into physical violence.

Swann told officers that he didn't touch his wife and that she got into the car on her own.

Swann will appear in court Monday. No attorney is listed in county records.

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Ohio authorities believe deer may have shed candy bucket

Channel 10 news - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 15:10

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities are cautiously optimistic that a young male deer with a plastic pumpkin stuck on its head for more than a week in central Ohio has finally shed the irritant.

The Dispatch reports the Upper Arlington Police Department sent out a tweet Saturday morning that said a resident had found a plastic pumpkin by his deer feeder.

A resident of Columbus near Henderson and Chevy Chase called to say that he found a pumpkin bucket by his deer feeder this morning. It is likely that the deer who has been the source of so much attention has shed his bulbous, orange muzzle.

— UpperArlingtonPD (@UA_Police) December 9, 2017

State wildlife officer Brad Kiger went to the property to investigate. He says the pumpkin appears to be the same size as the one seen in a photograph of the deer and has similar dents. Perhaps the most telling clue was the discovery of deer hair inside the candy bucket.

Kiger wants residents to keep an eye out for the deer in case the bucket was placed by the feeder as a prank.

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Lawmakers say driving suspensions overused, fines too high

Channel 10 news - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 14:58

COLUMBUS — Ohio lawmakers have accused the state of using driver's license suspensions as an arbitrary punishment for offenses unrelated to driving while burying people under a pile of fees and fines.

The state Legislature is considering multiple bills that could reinstate limited privileges for some suspended drivers and help people avoid steep license reinstatement fees.

The Bureau of Motor Vehicles says 1.1 million people had their licenses suspended last year — or almost 12 percent of the state's driving-age population. Reasons for licenses suspensions include skipping a court date, failing to pay child support and dropping out of high school.

"It defies logic that you would take away their means of getting to work so they can earn money to pay their child support or their court fines," state Rep. Jim Butler, a Republican, told The Dayton Daily News.

Butler and state Rep. Emilia Sykes, a Democrat, have introduced a bill that would allow motorists suspended for non-driving violations to drive to work, school and appointments such as doctor's visits.

"Our system should only fully suspend or revoke a person's driver's license if they are truly a danger behind the wheel, or if they are using vehicles for criminal purposes," Butler said.

Randall Smith, who directs the legal clinic serving low-income clients at the Miami Valley Community Action Partnership, says 90 percent of the calls he gets are for issues concerning license suspensions.

"The whole thing is discriminatory against low-income people," he said. "A lot of them can't get jobs because the jobs are either beyond the bus route or require a valid driver's license. Some of them haven't had a license in 10 or 15 years."

Many people face suspensions for more than one violation, making them subject to multiple reinstatement fees.

"It strikes me that there is something inherently wrong with a system that allows reinstatement fees to pile up," said retired Ohio Supreme Court Justice Paul Pfeifer, executive director of the Ohio Judicial Conference.

Democratic state Sen. Sandra Williams has introduced a bill that would allow judges to assign community service in lieu of reinstatement fees.

Republican Sen. Matt Huffman, a co-sponsor of the bill, said the fees are simply unaffordable for many people.

"There's this permanent underclass that we've created," Huffman said. "If you're $4,000 or $5,000 down, and that's what it takes to get your driver's license, you just don't do it."

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Hapless Bengals fall to Bears, 33-7

Channel 10 news - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 14:53

CINCINNATI — Rookie Mitchell Trubisky threw for a touchdown and ran for another in his best showing yet, and the Chicago Bears ended a five-game losing streak by routing the lackluster Cincinnati Bengals 33-7 on Sunday, their most lopsided victory in five years.

Jordan Howard ran for 147 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Bears (4-9) dominated a matchup of the NFL's worst offenses. Their rookie quarterback took full advantage of an injury-depleted defense, completing a career-high 25 passes out of 32 attempts for 271 yards. He also ran 4 yards for a score.

The Bengals (5-8) were coming off a 23-20 loss to the Steelers on Monday night that crushed their playoff hopes and gutted their defense.

The Bears piled up a season-high 482 yards against a unit missing starting cornerbacks Adam "Pacman" Jones and Dre Kirkpatrick as well as linebackers Vontaze Burfict and Nick Vigil.

It was Cincinnati's worst home drubbing since a 34-3 loss to Baltimore in 2008. Many of the 52,002 fans headed for the exits early in the fourth quarter.

Everyone in the NFL's lowest-ranked offense had a big game. Tarik Cohen ran for 80 yards, and Kendall Wright caught 10 passes for 107 yards — the first Bears receiver to top 100 yards this season.

Andy Dalton was picked off for the first time since Oct. 22 in Pittsburgh, ending his career-best streak of 193 attempts without an interception. The interception set up Trubisky's 1-yard touchdown pass that put the Bears in control 26-7 early in the fourth quarter, their biggest lead of the season.

INJURIES

Bears: Right guard Kyle Long went on injured reserve with a shoulder injury, but the Bears' offensive line had its way as Chicago piled up 29 first downs, more than double Cincinnati's total.

Bengals: Running back Joe Mixon was inactive because of a concussion suffered on Monday night. Giovani Bernard carried 11 times for 62 yards as Cincinnati's offense managed only 234 yards.

UP NEXT

The Bears play at Detroit on Saturday. They lost to the Lions 27-24 on Nov. 19.

The Bengals play at Minnesota on Sunday, facing former defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer.

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Packers rally to stun winless Browns 27-21 in overtime

Channel 10 news - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 14:45

CLEVELAND —The Green Bay Packers came back to set the stage for Aaron Rodgers' comeback.

Brett Hundley threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Davante Adams in overtime as the Packers rallied from a two-touchdown deficit in the fourth quarter for a 27-21 win on Sunday over the Cleveland Browns, who remain winless.

Cleveland fell to 0-13 and made too many crucial mistakes to break into the win column.

On third-and-6, Hundley threw a short pass to Adams, who broke a tackle and went in untouched with 5:05 left as the Packers (7-6) won in overtime for the second straight week — and third time this season. The Packers have stayed alive in the playoff race without Rodgers, who has been out since Oct. 15 with a broken collarbone but is expected to play next Sunday.

It was another devastating loss for the Browns (0-13). Green Bay's TD came after safety Josh Jones intercepted Browns rookie DeShone Kizer, who inexplicably threw the ball up for grabs while being pressured by Clay Matthews.

Down 21-14 heading into the fourth period, the Packers, who beat Tampa Bay last week in overtime, rallied on Hundley's 1-yard TD pass to Adams with 17 seconds left in regulation. A 65-yard punt return by Trevor Davis set up Green Bay's score, which came after Hundley was ruled down inside the 1 after an apparent 6-yard scoring run. Out of timeouts, coach Mike McCarthy elected not to risk a run and Hundley rifled his pass into the corner for Adams, who beat Jason McCourty on the play.

Hundley's tight spiral was reminiscent of so many thrown by Rodgers, who practiced in pads this week and can now come back and finish a season that took a dramatic turn when he was slammed to the turf seven weeks ago.

Hundley finished 35 of 46 with three touchdowns and made the big plays when he had to against the lowly Browns.

Cleveland was in position to run out the clock before overtime but rookie tight end David Njoku dropped a key third-down pass. Cleveland's punt team couldn't bring down Davis, who weaved his way to the Browns 25.

Kizer threw three touchdown passes, one to Josh Gordon, and went 20 of 28 for 214 yards. But he'll be haunted by the late pick, rolling to his left and trying to throw against his body while Matthews closed in.

For the second year in a row, the Browns are three losses from joining the 2008 Detroit Lions as the only teams to go 0-16. Cleveland was 0-14 last year before beating the Chargers on Christmas Eve. Cleveland's heartbreaking loss closed a turbulent week: The team fired Sashi Brown, its top front office executive, and owner Jimmy Haslam said coach Hue Jackson will return next season.

Isaiah Crowell rushed for 121 yards on 19 carries. Gordon, playing his first home game since Dec. 14, 2014, had three catches for 69 yards and caught an 18-yard TD pass in the first quarter that he celebrated by putting on sunglasses.

Green Bay pulled within 21-14 early in the fourth on rookie Jamaal Williams' second touchdown.

Kizer's 7-yard TD shovel pass to Duke Johnson gave the Browns a 14-7 lead in the second quarter.

GORDON'S CONTRIBUTION

After missing some scoring opportunities last week in Los Angeles, Gordon was confident he and Kizer would connect against the Packers. They did just that on Cleveland's first play, hooking up for 38 yards. Moments later, Kizer threaded a perfect pass over the middle to Gordon, who made a leaping catch in the end zone for his first TD since Dec. 15, 2013. When he returned to the sideline, Gordon pulled off his helmet and put on a pair of dark sunglasses, then strutted in celebration before hugging Jackson.

OPENING ACT

They had to fake a punt to keep their first offensive drive going, but the Packers scored their league-leading seventh touchdown on their opening possession.

HALFWAY HOME

Cleveland's halftime lead was its second this season, and first on American soil. The Browns led the Vikings 13-12 at halftime of their Oct. 29 game in London before losing 33-16.

INJURIES

Packers: CB Davon House was carted off in the fourth quarter with a back injury. House's feet got tangled and he fell hard to the turf. ... TE Lance Kendricks returned after sustaining a jaw injury in the third quarter.

UP NEXT

Packers: At Carolina on Sunday

Browns: Host Baltimore in their final home game Sunday.

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Woman found dead in submerged vehicle in Richland County

Channel 10 news - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 13:58

SHELBY -- The Richland County Sheriff's Office and Shelby Fire Department dive team recovered the body of a woman in a submerged vehicle Sunday morning.

The Sheriff's Office was called at 8:15 a.m. from the 7600 block of Plymouth-Springmill Road, reporting a possible submerged vehicle in a pond, according to a press release.

The Mansfield News-Journal identified the woman as 61-year-old April Puckett, from the Shiloh area. It is unknown how long she was in the vehicle. She was found in the driver's seat of a blue Hyundai.

Dive team members located the vehicle and assisted with the removal of the vehicle from the water, according to the release.

The Coroner’s office was contacted and responded to the scene. Investigative efforts are ongoing in an attempt to gather information concerning the incident.

Anyone with information concerning this investigation may contact the Richland County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Section at 419-774-5610.

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3 people arrested in firebomb attack on Swedish synagogue

Channel 10 news - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 13:00

HELSINKI — Three people have been arrested for allegedly throwing firebombs at a synagogue in the Swedish city of Goteborg, the second anti-Jewish attack in the Nordic nation in two days. Jewish groups condemned the attacks as "unconscionable" and demanded that authorities take action.

No one was injured in the attack late Saturday during a youth event at the synagogue and the adjacent Jewish center in Sweden's second-largest city. Goteborg police spokesman Peter Nordengard said Sunday it is being investigated as an attempted arson.

The attack took place after some 200 people rallied late Friday in the southern city of Malmo, yelling anti-Jewish slogans and waving Palestinian flags to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Witness Allan Stutzinsky told the TT news agency he saw a dozen masked youths who threw what appeared to be firebombs into the garden surrounding the synagogue in Goteborg, but they failed to damage the building.

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven and other top politicians condemned the incidents and authorities increased security around the synagogue and at Jewish centers in Stockholm and Malmo.

"I'm terribly upset over the attack on a synagogue in Goteborg yesterday and calls for violence against Jews at a demonstration in Malmo," Lofven said Sunday. "There is no place for anti-Semitism in our Swedish society. The perpetrators will be held accountable."

He urged "all democratic forces" in Sweden to work together to create "a tolerant and open society where everyone feels safe."

On Saturday, Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom tweeted that those who called for Jews to be killed did something "totally unacceptable."

The European Jewish Congress said Sunday it was "unconscionable that Jews are under attack on the streets of Europe" and urged Swedish and other European governments to take "strong punitive action" against perpetrators.

In Nordic neighbor Finland, national broadcaster YLE said police would raise security measures around the Helsinki synagogue.

The American Jewish Committee, meanwhile, condemned a separate protest Friday in Berlin, during which American and Israeli flags were burned in front of the U.S. embassy.

The director of the AJC's Ramer Institute in Berlin, Deirdre Berger, called Sunday for an "unequivocal response" from German politicians, saying "the protests have to be condemned."

Berlin police said 10 people were detained and 12 criminal complaints were filed over the protest of Trump's decision to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

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New evacuations as huge Southern California fire flares up

Channel 10 news - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 10:34

VENTURA, Calif. — A major flare-up on the western edge of Southern California's largest and most destructive wildfire has sent residents fleeing as flames churned through canyons and down hillsides toward coastal towns.

New evacuations were ordered Sunday in Carpinteria, a seaside city northwest of Los Angeles.

LIVE: Chopper flying over huge fires in southern California

Santa Barbara County Fire spokesman Mike Eliason says crews saved several homes as unpredictable winds fanned the blaze.

The department posted a photo of one residence engulfed in flames. It's unclear whether other structures burned.

Firefighters made significant progress on other fronts of the enormous fire that started Dec. 4 in Ventura County.

Forecasters say Santa Ana winds that whipped several fires across the region are expected to die down later Sunday.

Containment is way up on blazes in Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Diego counties.

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