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Report finds nearly half of U.S. adults have had an immediate family member incarcerated

Channel 10 news - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 03:55

Research from FWD.us and Cornell University shows 113 million adults in the U.S., or 45 percent, have had an immediate family member incarcerated for at least one night, and minorities are disproportionately affected. One in seven adults have had a family member locked up for more than a year. The U.S. continues to incarcerate more people than any other country in the world — nearly 6.5 million adults have a family member currently in jail or prison.

"Look across our country, you'd see a trending pattern that lock up too many folks for non-violent offenses," said FWD.us advocate Carlton Miller. "We are sending folks back to jail for technical violations, on parole, on probation, and as a result, those individuals are sent back to prison and they're being sent to prison for longer sentences."

The report finds incarceration rates are far higher for minorities. Black Americans are 50 percent more likely than white Americans to have a family member who is incarcerated.

Nearly 54 percent of incarcerated parents were primary breadwinners for their families. The report defines "immediate family member" as a parent, child, sibling, partner or spouse.

"The emotional toll that it takes on families, the financial toll, it's devastating and it's causing families to lose much of their income," Miller said.

Fines and fees starting with bail can be the first of many expenses families face, including court fees, expenses to visit prison and the overall loss of income. But once someone leaves prison, financial hardships continue.

"The evidence shows that within 72 hours of an individual leaving prison, that is a critical period," Miller said. "They need to have an ability to find housing, secure a job, have a game plan so that when they get out, they can be able to take care of their children, be able to be the breadwinners for their families and often provide an opportunity to better their communities."

The toll for families extends beyond finances. The report also finds incarceration can lead to family separations, increased risk of health issues such as depression and anxiety, as well as a lack of support for those struggling with substance abuse.

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Army veteran saves 5-year-old girl with leukemia with bone marrow donation

Channel 10 news - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 03:52

Mike Laureano served eight years in the Army National Guard, with a tour in Iraq from 2009 to 2010, but he didn't stop saving lives when he returned home. In 2014, he was walking to class at Wilmington University when he stumbled upon a Be The Match sign-up table and the organization piqued his interest.

"They told me exactly what the organization did, how they assisted individuals who have blood disorders and may be in need of bone marrow or blood platelet donations, and just how easy it was to sign up," he told CBS News. "So, that's what I did. I signed up right on the spot. It was just a cheek swab and I went on my way to class."

Laureano says, in the back of his mind, he always hoped he would match someone. However, he knew that the chances of doing so were slim because his mother had been on the registry for 25 years without a match.

Yet almost a year to the day after he signed up, Mike got the call.

"I actually missed the call the first time," he recalled. "So they left me a voicemail and said, 'Hey, this is Lee from Be The Match. I'm just calling because you signed up at our donor registration about a year ago. You are a potential match for a little girl with leukemia. If you'd like to move forward and get more information, give us a call back. Here's my number.'"

And that's exactly what he did.

"At the time, she was only 4 or 5. And immediately, through my head, I was like, 'Oh my God,'" he told CBS News. "I had a niece who was a little bit older and I'm like, she hasn't really lived at this point. She hasn't been able to grow up, you know, go on adventures. So, anything I could do really."

Mike went in for additional testing and learned he was a perfect match. So, a few months later, he was back in the hospital in Delaware, donating bone marrow for a little girl he had never met, more than 2,000 miles away in Utah.

My thought process behind it was, you know, because of how low the chances were to match with somebody, that it just had to be," he told CBS News of the serendipity that he believes brought him and little Adriana Aviles together.

"You could be the potential cure and the potential match for someone across the world," he says. "And you never know. For me personally, we are expecting our first child and, now that I'm going to have my own child, I can only think I would do anything for them to have a healthy life."

Thousands of miles away, Adriana's mother – who also would have done anything to give her child a healthy life – was itching to thank Laureano in person. However, donors and recipients aren't permitted to have any contact for at least a year after the surgery. Then, if both parties agree, the organization will share names. And as soon as that happened, she reached out in full force.

"It was about 5 in the morning," recalled Laureano. "I remember clearly because I woke up. I looked at my phone and I had a bazillion messages from this woman I didn't know, saying, 'Hey, if this is you, this is the little girl you saved.'"

They arranged a reunion for Mike and Adriana. And the little girl broke into tears of gratitude before her hero even arrived.

"She may not know exactly what cancer is, but she knows that she was sick and she knows that, without this surgery, without the donation, she may not be here," says Laureano.

It's a heartwarming example of an American helping out a total stranger, and in doing so, inspiring millions more. Mike's act of generosity has now gone viral and Be The Match has started using a custom registration link to track all the people who have been so inspired by Mike and Adriana's story that they too have signed up for the bone marrow registry. As of the date of this article publishing, that number is nearly 1,100.

"I think everyone always thinks of what mark they're going to leave, you know, when they pass," says Laureano. "And I think just being able to truly make an impact – not only in Adriana's life, but... the amount of individuals who have signed up to be donors and go on the registry – it's breathtaking."

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Del Monte recalls more than 60,000 cases of Fiesta Corn due to contamination

Channel 10 news - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 03:45

Del Monte Foods Inc. is recalling 64,242 cases of Fiesta Corn Seasoned with Red & Green Peppers. They say the canned goods could be under-processed and could lead to life-threatening illness if eaten.

The products affected are 15.25 ounce cans with UPC label: 24000 02770.

The "Best if Used By" dates stamped on the bottom will be one of the following:

  • August 14, 2021
  • August 15, 2021
  • August 16, 2021
  • Sept 3, 2021
  • Sept 4, 2021
  • Sept 5, 2021
  • Sept 6, 2021
  • Sept 22, 2021
  • Sept 23, 2021

The product was distributed across 25 states including Ohio.

Consumers with this products should return it to the place of purchase or throw the cans away.

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Apple announces plan to build $1 billion campus in Texas

Channel 10 news - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 03:42

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Apple says it plans to build a $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas.

The company statement early Thursday says it also plans to establish locations in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City, California, with more than 1,000 employees at each.

The tech giant based in Cupertino, California, says the new campus in Austin will start with 5,000 employees and provide jobs covering engineering, research and development, operations, finance, sales and customer support. It will be less than a mile from existing Apple facilities.

Austin already is home to more than 6,000 Apple employees, representing the largest population of its workers outside of its headquarters.

"Apple has been a vital part of the Austin community for a quarter century, and we are thrilled that they are deepening their investment in our people and the city we love," said Austin Mayor Steve Adler in the statement.

The company also announced plans to expand in Pittsburgh, New York and Colorado over the next three years.

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Ohio's first medical marijuana dispensary approved to open

Channel 10 news - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 03:42

State regulators have given the green light to the first medical marijuana dispensary in Ohio.

Officials announced Wednesday CY+, located in the village of Wintersville, is the first of 56 state-licensed medical marijuana outlets to receive a certificate of operation.

Wintersville is located about 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) west of Steubenville.

The dispensary will not be able to sell medical marijuana until their products are tested at state-certified testing labs.

None of the five labs that have provisional medical marijuana licenses in the state have been approved to start testing.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Hocking College's lab will have its final inspection Dec. 18.

If it passes, lab director Jonathan Cachat says there could be a small amount of marijuana buds for sale by the year's end.

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Holiday tradition goes beyond bringing cheer to patients at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Channel 10 news - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 01:32

COLUMBUS, Ohio — For many at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, the holidays can be a tough time. Staff there want to help those patients both heal and enjoy the magic that the season brings.

One of the ways workers in the inpatient rehabilitation unit do that is by making Christmas cookies with a few of the patients, like Jana, who enjoys baking in her spare time at home.

“I’m really determined to learn how to do some of the [exercises] and so I can do more on my own, I guess,” Jana said. “I like to learn.”

Patients come to the Nationwide Children’s Hospital inpatient rehabilitation unit to work on the skills needed to get back to their everyday lives.

In occupational therapy, patients often work with their hands on fine motor skills, according to a therapist with the hospital.

Making cookies is a great way to do that because it requires using the hands and strengthening the fine motor skills they work on. Baking cookies proved to do just that for Jana.

“I was a little tired before but doing this is more fun and I think I have a break after this so that will be good,” she said.

Most patients spend about two to four weeks in the unit.

This holiday season, over 100,000 patients will visit Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Those patients will be cared for, regardless of their ability to pay for their care.

You can donate to help families in need by calling 614-469-10TV or donate online by clicking here.

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2018-12-12 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 19:34
Date: Wednesday Dec 12, 2018
Time: 5:33 PM
Duration: 6 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 42°
Approach: 10° above NW
Departure: 11° above ESE

2018-12-12 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 19:34
Date: Wednesday Dec 12, 2018
Time: 7:12 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 20°
Approach: 19° above WSW
Departure: 14° above S

2018-12-13 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 19:34
Date: Thursday Dec 13, 2018
Time: 6:17 PM
Duration: 6 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 39°
Approach: 10° above WNW
Departure: 10° above SSE

2018-12-14 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 19:34
Date: Friday Dec 14, 2018
Time: 5:31 PM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 13°
Approach: 13° above SE
Departure: 10° above SE

2018-12-15 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 19:34
Date: Saturday Dec 15, 2018
Time: 6:13 PM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 14°
Approach: 14° above SSW
Departure: 10° above SSW

2018-12-20 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 19:34
Date: Thursday Dec 20, 2018
Time: 7:22 AM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 10°
Approach: 10° above SSE
Departure: 10° above SSE

2018-12-22 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 19:34
Date: Saturday Dec 22, 2018
Time: 7:12 AM
Duration: 6 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 32°
Approach: 10° above SSW
Departure: 11° above ENE

2018-12-23 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 19:34
Date: Sunday Dec 23, 2018
Time: 6:21 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 16°
Approach: 10° above S
Departure: 16° above SE

2018-12-24 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 19:34
Date: Monday Dec 24, 2018
Time: 7:04 AM
Duration: 6 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 85°
Approach: 10° above SW
Departure: 11° above NE

2018-12-25 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 19:34
Date: Tuesday Dec 25, 2018
Time: 6:13 AM
Duration: 5 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 42°
Approach: 16° above SSW
Departure: 10° above ENE

2018-12-26 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 19:34
Date: Wednesday Dec 26, 2018
Time: 5:24 AM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 20°
Approach: 20° above ESE
Departure: 17° above E

2018-12-26 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 19:34
Date: Wednesday Dec 26, 2018
Time: 6:56 AM
Duration: 6 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 40°
Approach: 12° above W
Departure: 11° above NE

2018-12-27 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 19:34
Date: Thursday Dec 27, 2018
Time: 6:07 AM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 73°
Approach: 73° above NNW
Departure: 11° above NE

3 found alive inside West Virginia coal mine

Channel 10 news - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 19:24

CLEAR CREEK, W.Va. (AP) — Three people missing since last weekend were found alive Wednesday in a nonoperational coal mine in West Virginia, authorities said.

The three were located Wednesday inside Elk Run Coal's Rock House Powellton mine near Clear Creek, the state Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training said in a statement.

The statement didn't indicate their conditions. It said crews were working to bring them to the surface for transportation to a hospital.

The Raleigh County Sheriff's Office had identified them as Kayla Williams, 25, of Artie; Erica Treadway, 31, of Pax; and Cody Beverly, 21, of Dorothy. They'd been missing since Saturday. An abandoned ATV the four were believed to be riding was found near the mine entrance.

On Monday night, 43-year-old Eddie Williams of Artie walked out of the mine.

It's unknown whether Kayla and Eddie Williams are related. It's also unclear why they were at the mine or what condition they were in.

Crews had used fans to move fresh air into the mine while pumps cleared some standing water inside the mine but the water levels remained too high and hampered search efforts.

According to the mine safety office, coal has not been mined at the underground location for two years.

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