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Man in custody following reported rape, robbery near Ohio State campus

Channel 10 news - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 16:16

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A man is in custody and charged following a reported rape and robbery that happened Saturday morning, according to documents filed in Franklin County Municipal Court.

Columbus police said they responded to the area of West 9th Avenue and High Street around 5:10 a.m. on a report of a rape crime and arrested the suspect, 20-year-old Darrell Rodgers, near the scene.

In an affidavit filed with the court, police said a 24-year-old woman told a detective she was held against her will at gunpoint and Rodgers told her to hand over all of her belongings and perform sex acts with him.

According to the affidavit, police said they interviewed Rodgers and he admitted to the sex acts but said the woman asked him to have sex with her.

Rodgers had a silver B.B. gun with him when he was arrested, police said according to court documents.

He is charged first-degree felony counts of rape, kidnapping and aggravated robbery.

Rodgers is in custody at the Franklin County Jail and is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday.

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Hundreds come to El Paso shooting victim's funeral after husband invites public

Channel 10 news - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 15:52

Hundreds of people showed up Friday for the memorial service for El Paso shooting victim Margie Reckard. Reckard's husband, Antonio Basco, had invited the community to attend, saying he had no family in the area.

Perches Funeral Homes told CBS El Paso affiliate KDBC that it has gotten calls and flowers from all over the world from people asking how they can help Basco honor his wife. The funeral home said it had to move the mass to a larger location because of how many people are expected to attend.

"I'll always cry over her. I will always be sad. She's the love of my life," Basco said at the funeral. He has visited the memorial site every day since the shooting.

The funeral home had posted about Margie Reckard's funeral on their Facebook page, which went viral. She was one of 22 people killed when a gunman opened fire at the El Paso Walmart on August 3.

Basco was seen after the shooting crying at the memorial and clutching the cross with her name on it. He said he and Reckard had no children together and he had no family in the area.

Hundreds lined up for hours outside the funeral home on Friday. When Basco arrived, people shouted blessings in English and in Spanish and someone gave a gift that appeared to be an El Paso tee shirt, the Associated Press reported.

"We told him that El Paso loves him and this is his home," Delilah Solice told Mireya Villarreal on "CBS This Morning." "And he has family here and he is not alone."

"I love y'all, man," Basco said before breaking down, according to the AP. Basco, who appeared overwhelmed at times, personally thanked people in the crowd.

"As I was walking in through the front door right now, I saw all these flowers, and I felt so uncomfortable that I started to cry. It's very, emotional," Maria Barrientos told KDBC.

Antonio Basco, the long-time companion of Margie Reckard, 63, speak to reporter Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

According to El Paso station KTSM-TV, Reckard's family is coming from out of town. Reckard was born in Baltimore and had two sons and a daughter.

"We want to thank the people of El Paso because without them, I don't know what we would have done," Reckard's daughter-in-law, Hilda Nuzzi, told KTSM-TV. "Everyone is amazing."

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Delaware police ask for public’s help to find missing 16-year-old boy

Channel 10 news - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 14:38

DELAWARE, Ohio — Police in Delaware, Ohio are asking for the public’s help as they work to find a missing 16-year-old boy.

Police said Aden Jacob King was last seen on Friday around 10:30 p.m. in the area of Marvin Lane.

Based on the current information they have, police believe King left his home on his own and may be traveling to North Carolina.

He is 5-feet, 8-inches tall and weighs 130 pounds. He has brown eyes and shoulder-length brown hair.

He was last known to be wearing a black tank top and grey sweatpants.

If anyone has any information on where King may be, they are asked to call Delaware police at (740) 203-1111.

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25th anniversary celebration of 'The Shawshank Redemption' comes to Mansfield

Channel 10 news - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 13:22

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Some cast members of the "The Shawshank Redemption" movie are reuniting in Mansfield for the film's 25th anniversary celebration.

The Aug. 16-18 celebration of the film shot almost entirely in and around the city will feature various events, including panel discussions with crew and cast members.

The host of Turner Classic Movies, Ben Mankiewicz, will moderate a discussion Saturday at the Ohio State Reformatory that served as Shawshank State Prison in the movie.

On Sunday, background actors from the film will meet for another panel discussion from noon to 1 p.m. at the Ohio State Reformatory.

Released in 1994, a significant portion of the movie’s scenes were filmed in Ohio. The Shawshank Trail is where fans can see the sites of those scenes like the Shawshank State Prison, which is really the Ohio State Reformatory located in Mansfield.

Other Ohio stops on the trail include the Bissman Building, Wyandot County Courthouse and Malabar Farms. In fact, the only stop not in Ohio is in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where the movie’s ending was filmed.

Some cast members from the film were also set to attend the celebration. Those members include Bob Gunton (Warden Norton), Mark Rolston (Bogs), Gil Bellows (Tommy), Frank Medrano (Fat Ass), Alfonso Freeman (Red’s Mugshot and Fresh Fish Guy), Scott Mann (Glenn Quentin), Renee Blaine (Linda Dufresne), Claire Slemmer (Bank Teller) and Neil Giuntoli (Jigger).

More information and a schedule of activities can be found on the Shawshank Trail website.

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Man dies in single-vehicle crash in Marion County

Channel 10 news - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 10:54

MARION – The Marion troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal crash in Marion County that happened Friday night.

It happened around 11:40 p.m. on State Route 739 near Crissinger Road.

James Gates, IV, 42 of Marion, was driving eastbound on SR-739 when he failed to negotiate a curve and went off the right side of the road. Gates struck a mailbox, traffic sign, utility pole, and culvert which caused the vehicle to overturn and strike a tree before coming to a final stop.

Gates was then taken to Marion General Hospital and transported to Grant Medical Center in Columbus by Med Flight. Gates was later pronounced dead.

The crash remains under investigation.

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New York City subway scare suspect taken into police custody

Channel 10 news - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 08:20

NEW YORK — A man suspected of placing two devices that looked like pressure cookers in a New York City subway station, causing an evacuation and roiling Friday's morning commute, has been apprehended, police said.

Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea tweeted Saturday morning that a man seen in surveillance video holding one of the objects — which police identified as rice cookers —was taken into custody.

Police said cameras captured a man pulling the cookers out of a shopping cart and placing them in the Fulton Street subway station near the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan.

A third cooker of the same make, year and model was found about 2 miles away (3 kilometers) on a sidewalk in the Chelsea neighborhood, prompting another police investigation.

Authorities determined they were not explosives.

Many rice cookers look like pressure cookers, which use pressure to cook food quickly — a function that has been used to turn them into bombs.

Dozens of suspicious packages are reported daily in the city, but the proximity of the subway station to the site of the Sept. 11 attacks served to heighten anxiety before police gave the all-clear.

Police have stressed that so far, it isn't clear if the man was trying to frighten people or merely throwing the objects away.

"I would stop very short of calling him a suspect," said John Miller, the New York Police Department's top counterterror official.

"It is possible that somebody put out a bunch of items in the trash today and this guy picked them up and then discarded them, or it's possible that this was an intentional act."

Police say they didn't have details on the man's apprehension. No charges have been announced.

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LeBron's school in Ohio adjusts plan for adding more grades

Channel 10 news - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 06:58

AKRON, Ohio — Officials say the public school that basketball superstar LeBron James helped create in his Ohio hometown eventually will expand to serve middle schoolers but won't add first and second grades as previously thought.

Akron's I Promise School aims to help at-risk children through academics and social and emotional support and services. It opened last year as a partnership between Akron Public Schools and James' foundation.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports the district board this week changed the plan for the school, which serves third through fifth grades.

It's expected to add one grade each year through eighth grade. But the vision of adding lower grades was dropped due to limited space in the building and the challenges of identifying the most at-risk kindergarteners with limited information from just one year.

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Dog Walkers Weekly "Furr-cast" | August 17, 2019

Channel 10 news - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 06:18

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 upcoming weeks "Furr-cast."

Saturday Dog Walking Forecast

Get your long walks in early today before temperatures warm up into the upper 80's. A chance for a few showers and storms later this afternoon and evening. There will be clearing later this evening, so you could take your longer walks then if you miss out on this morning.

Sunday Dog Walking Forecast

The heat & humidity rises on Sunday, with highs around 90! It's important to avoid taking long walks from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Heat indices are will into the 90's and you should take advantage of your walks before sunrise and after sunset.

The Week Ahead

The heat lingers into next week, so keep your walks short Monday and Tuesday. More storm chances into the mid-week, with more refreshing air back in central Ohio on Thursday and Friday.

While it's common sense to not leave your pets or children unattended in vehicles, one may be surprised by how fast things can "heat up" inside a car even with the windows cracked. It's extremely important for your pet's health that you avoid leaving them in the car. In as soon as 10 minutes, a car can heat up by nearly 20 degrees. In cases such as this and how temperatures will pan out next week, it's best to leave the pets at home rather than putting their health at risk.

Another pet safety tip is to avoid paved or concrete roads or sidewalks when temperatures are warming up, especially later in the day when the sun has already been up for several hours under mostly sunny skies. These types of surfaces can heat up extremely fast and while the air temperature isn't too hot, the grounds can be much, much warmer. In cases such as this, it's important to keep their paws on grassy, cooler surfaces. An easy test to tell if the grounds are too hot for your pets is to simply place the back of your hand on the ground for seven seconds. If it is too hot for you, then it's likely it will be too hot for your pet's paws and that it could easily damage their skin.

The "Barking Message" for next week:
  • Keep your walks short in the afternoon hours.
  • Water, water, water and more water!
  • Avoid walking on the hot pavement!
  • Toasty with storms early next week, with more pleasant conditions to end next week.

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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Thailand's lost baby dugong dies from shock, eating plastic

Channel 10 news - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 04:51

BANGKOK (AP) — An 8-month-old dugong nurtured by marine experts after it was found lost near a beach in southern Thailand has died of what biologists believe was a combination of shock and ingesting plastic waste, officials said Saturday.

The female dugong — a large ocean mammal — was named "Marium" and became a hit in Thailand after images of biologists embracing and feeding her with milk and seagrass spread across social media. Veterinarians and volunteers had set out in canoes to feed Marium up to 15 times a day while also giving her health checks.

Last week, she was found bruised after being chased and supposedly attacked by a male dugong during the mating season, said Jatuporn Buruspat, director-general of the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources.

She was brought in for treatment in the artificial sea on Libong Island in Krabi province.

"We assume she wandered off too far from her natural habitat and was chased and eventually attacked by another male dugong, or dugongs, as they feel attracted to her," Jatuporn said Saturday.

An autopsy showed a big amount of plastic waste in her intestine, which could also have played a part in her death as it led to gastritis and blood infection, he said.

"She must have thought these plastics were edible," Jatuporn said.

The dugong is a species of marine mammal similar to the American manatee and can grow to about 3.4 meters (11 feet) in length. Its conservation status is listed as vulnerable.

Natural Resources and Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-arcpha said Marium's death saddens the whole nation and the world.

"Her death will remind Thais and people all over the world not to dispose trash into the oceans," Varawut said at a news conference.

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2019-08-25 CYGNUS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 03:34
Date: Sunday Aug 25, 2019
Time: 6:19 AM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 21°
Approach: 10° above S
Departure: 19° above ESE

2019-08-26 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 03:34
Date: Monday Aug 26, 2019
Time: 5:48 AM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 20°
Approach: 11° above S
Departure: 17° above ESE

2019-08-26 CYGNUS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 03:34
Date: Monday Aug 26, 2019
Time: 5:49 AM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 18°
Approach: 10° above S
Departure: 15° above ESE

2019-08-27 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 03:34
Date: Tuesday Aug 27, 2019
Time: 5:01 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 11°
Approach: 10° above SE
Departure: 10° above ESE

2019-08-27 CYGNUS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 03:34
Date: Tuesday Aug 27, 2019
Time: 5:20 AM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 16°
Approach: 11° above SSE
Departure: 11° above E

2019-08-28 CYGNUS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 03:34
Date: Wednesday Aug 28, 2019
Time: 4:52 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 14°
Approach: 13° above SE
Departure: 10° above E

2019-08-28 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 03:34
Date: Wednesday Aug 28, 2019
Time: 5:47 AM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 59°
Approach: 23° above SSW
Departure: 34° above ENE

2019-08-28 CYGNUS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 03:34
Date: Wednesday Aug 28, 2019
Time: 6:27 AM
Duration: 5 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 72°
Approach: 10° above WSW
Departure: 35° above NE

2019-08-29 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 03:34
Date: Thursday Aug 29, 2019
Time: 5:00 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 32°
Approach: 32° above SE
Departure: 19° above E

2019-08-29 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 03:34
Date: Thursday Aug 29, 2019
Time: 6:34 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 25°
Approach: 11° above W
Departure: 25° above WNW

2019-08-30 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 03:34
Date: Friday Aug 30, 2019
Time: 4:14 AM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 11°
Approach: 11° above E
Departure: 11° above E

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