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Smoke forces Melania Trump's plane back to military base

Channel 10 news - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 07:34

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump's plane has been forced to return to a Washington area military base because of smoke in the cabin.

Her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, says "everyone is fine and everyone is safe" after the plane returned to Joint Base Andrews.

Mrs. Trump had been scheduled to visit a Philadelphia hospital and meet with families of children affected by exposure to opioids while in the womb.

Grisham says the first lady's team is "evaluating" whether to make other arrangements to travel to the event.

According to TV reporters traveling with the first lady, the flight was in the air about 10 minutes when smoke filled the cabin, and then Secret Service agents rushed to the front of the plane.

It's not immediately clear what caused the problem.

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Police track down stolen doughnut van, share treats with homeless

Channel 10 news - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 07:23

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — It was a lucky day for some Florida police officers who recovered a stolen van filled with Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

Clearwater police posted a photo on Facebook of a group of officers standing in front of the van holding boxes of the tasty treats.

The Tampa Bay Times reports the van was reported stolen Tuesday morning in Lake City, which is 193 miles (310 kilometers) north of Clearwater. The van, loaded with doughnuts, was spotted in Clearwater on Tuesday afternoon.

The Facebook posting says the store manager donated the cargo to the officers. They saved some doughnuts to eat and handed out the rest to the area's homeless.

Authorities are still looking for the van thief.

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North Carolina trooper shot and killed, suspect in custody

Channel 10 news - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 06:12

WHITEVILLE, N.C. -- Authorities say a North Carolina state trooper has been shot and killed, and a suspect is in custody.

A North Carolina State Highway Patrol release says the trooper was shot while conducting a traffic stop around 12:15 a.m. Wednesday. He died at a local hospital.

Bladen County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Larry Guyton tells news outlets the suspect was caught around 4 a.m. after authorities surrounded the woods near Fair Bluff.

The identities of the trooper and suspect have not been released.

The highway patrol says the trooper was shot on US 701 just south of Whiteville, in southern North Carolina. Fair Bluff is around 20 miles (32 kilometers) west of Whiteville, close to the South Carolina state line.

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Person injured in early morning west side shooting

Channel 10 news - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 04:55

COLUMBUS -- One person was injured in a shooting in west Columbus Wednesday morning.

According to police, the injured person was taken to Grant Medical Center.

The call came in a few minutes before 6 a.m.

Stay with 10TV and 10TV.com as this story develops.

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Mega Millions jackpot leaps to record $868 million

Channel 10 news - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 04:42

The Mega Millions jackpot has soared to a staggering $868 million for Friday night's drawing. That's a record for the game – and the third largest in U.S. lottery history.

No ticket had all six winning numbers in Tuesday night's drawing for what was a $667 million top prize and, at the time, the biggest ever for Mega Millions. Those numbers were 3, 45, 49, 61, 69 with a Mega Ball of 9.

The estimated cash value of Friday's jackpot is $494 million. For Tuesday's, it was $380 million.

If the winner chooses the annuity option, the jackpot would be paid out over 29 years. The cash option is usually favored by the winners.

Nine Mega Millions tickets had the five white balls to win the second prize -- $1 million. And one of those, sold in Texas, had the Megaplier option, available in most states for an extra $1. That ticket is worth $5 million.

The jackpot keeps swelling because nobody has won since July 24, when 11 workers in a California office shared $543 million, the largest prize ever won on a single ticket in the game.

Mega Millions says its previous record jackpot was a $656 million prize that was shared by winners from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland in March 2012.

"Everyone is talking about the jackpot and running out to buy tickets for tonight's drawing," Gordon Medenica, Mega Millions lead director and Maryland Lottery and Gaming director, said in a press release about Tuesday night's suspense.

How to play Mega Millions

Mega Millions tickets cost $2 per play and there are a total of nine ways to win a prize, ranging from the jackpot down to $2. You can play Mega Millions in 46 localities: 44 states plus Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Powerball jackpot Wednesday

The Powerball jackpot up for grabs Wednesday night will be a hefty $345 million, with a cash value of $199 million.

The largest Powerball jackpot -- and biggest in U.S. lottery history -- was $1.586 billion, which was shared by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee in January 2016.

Odds of winning

The odds of winning a jackpot remain abysmal at 1 in 258.9 million for Mega Millions and 1 in 292.2 million for Powerball.

Who buys lotto tickets?

The average American spends about $223 per year on lottery tickets, according to a survey from LENDedu. Massachusetts residents have the biggest taste for playing the odds, spending almost $763 per year on lottery tickets, the study found. North Dakotans are on the opposite end of the spectrum, spending about $44 per year on the lottery, or the lowest average figure among residents of all 50 states.

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Skydiver dies after her parachute fails to deploy; 5th death in 3 years at facility

Channel 10 news - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 04:35

ACAMPO, Calif. — A veteran skydiver was killed Sunday afternoon when her parachute failed to properly deploy. CBS Sacramento reports it's the fifth parachuting death in the past three years at the Lodi Parachute Center.

The skydiver was using her own parachuting equipment. Her name has been withheld pending family notification.

There are hundreds of jumps a day at the Lodi Parachute Center. Since 1999, 16 people have died after taking off from this facility.

"Sinking feeling, that 'here we go again,' why is it something that has been done time and time and time again that everybody knows better than, but it still happens," said one veteran jumper who asked to remain anonymous.

The center has a history of troubles and was recently served a search warrant by the FBI, CBS Sacramento reported. Authorities did not say why they're searching the business, which has been accused of lax training and various safety and maintenance violations.

Jumpers say despite the tragedy, statistically speaking, the sport is relatively safe.

"One in a 100,000 is just about the percentage-wise," the jumper said. "Nine times out of 10 it was operator error emergency procedures down to low turning your parachute to low to the ground or just not paying attention to what you're doing."

In 2017 almost half of the 24 jumpers who died in the U.S. faced malfunctions, Failure to safely land on a canopy was the second deadliest cause, according to the U.S. Parachute Association.

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Making Halloween safe for all kids

Channel 10 news - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 04:07

Grocery store aisle are loaded with the oversized bags of candy for Halloween, but local moms call for shoppers to think twice.

"You need to think about every child. For children with an invisible disability ranging from autism and ADHD to celiac and food allergies, Halloween can be a real downer," said local mom and SnackRoots Founder Sonya North.

She is among the hundred of households locally participating in the "Teal Pumpkin Project."

"If you see a teal pumpkin on a porch it means no kid will be disappointed. Safe treats are offered there for kids," North said.

For families hoping to make sure their treats are safe for any child, regardless of food sensitivities, local start-up SnackRoots lists the following examples of ways to make your Halloween celebration safe for all kids:

PASSING OUT TREATS

  • Keep decorations basic and non-threatening
  • Pass out candy on a well-lit porch or driveway
  • Make sure your pathway is clean and clear
  • Keep chocolate and candy bars separate from fruity candy
  • Teal Pumpkin - Have a stash of non-candy items available: party favors, glow sticks, bubbles, pencils, etc.

North recommends local households skip flashing lights or frightening decor.

"Quickly assess each house from the street especially if you have small children. If it looks too scary just skip it. It is not worth ruining the rest of a child's night," North said. "And for classroom Halloween parties, you can create a school list on SnackRoots.com. That way all of the treats coming in can be enjoyed by all kids in your class."

Teal Pumpkins on porches help families know that particular household is handing out allergen-safe treats. The Teal Pumpkin Project is a nationwide effort to use the symbol on front doorsteps as a sign that the home's offerings include safe foods or non-food treats, like glow sticks, stickers and other small toys. Learn more here: https://www.foodallergy.org/education-awareness/teal-pumpkin-project

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AP source: Indians complain to MLB about Astros filming

Channel 10 news - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 03:55

CLEVELAND -- The Houston Astros may be defending more than their World Series title.

The champions are under scrutiny after Cleveland filed a complaint to Major League Baseball about a man associated with Houston attempting to film in the Indians' dugout during Game 3 of the AL Division Series last week.

During the Astros' series-clinching win on Oct. 8 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, a man with a cellphone standing by the photographer's pit was removed "several times" by security personnel, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday night. The man's credential was requested by Houston, according to the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter.

MLB also says it is aware of a report by Metro Boston that a man claiming to be an Astros employee was removed from a credentialed area near the Boston Red Sox dugout during the AL Championship Series opener at Fenway Park. The Red Sox dropped the series opener but have won the past two to take a 2-1 lead.

In a statement, MLB said the matter "will be handled internally" and offered no other details.

While it's yet to be proven if the Astros were doing anything illegal, the two incidents have raised further questions about the use of electronic equipment during games and whether Houston has been cheating.

According to the Metro report, which cited multiple security sources who were on the scene, a man was removed during the third inning of Game 1 on Saturday night at Fenway Park but allowed to stay in the ballpark after another Astros staffer intervened. The report said the man had a small camera and was texting frequently, but did not have a media credential.

Houston manager AJ Hinch and Red Sox manager Alex Cora both said after Boston's 8-2 win Tuesday night in Houston they had heard about the alleged incident.

"I'm aware of something going on, but I haven't been briefed," Hinch said. "I'm worried about the game."

Cora said he has been concerned throughout the season about Red Sox signs being stolen.

"So I mean we do a good job changing sequences and paying attention to details. And we don't get caught up on the whole paranoia thing of the signs," he said. "We try to slow it down. If we feel there's something going on we switch the signs."

When asked if he felt like anything was going on the first two ALCS games at Fenway Park, Cora responded, "No, I don't."

This isn't the first time the Astros have been suspected of cheating.

Earlier this season, Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer intimated on Twitter that Houston's pitchers may have been using banned substances to improve the spin on their pitches. Bauer didn't provide any specifics but his insinuations triggered a social-media storm, which included responses from several Astros players, including pitchers Lance McCullers Jr. and Collin McHugh.

The Indians were swept by the Astros, who after winning twice at home, rolled to an 11-3 win in Game 3. Cleveland was eliminated in the first round for the second year in a row as the AL Central champions batted just .144 as a team and some of the club's top hitters, including All-Star second baseman Jose Ramirez, had brutal series. Ramirez went hitless in 11 at-bats.

Following the game, center fielder Jason Kipnis was critical of his team's performance and said he felt the Indians were overmatched.

"We were just outplayed," Kipnis said. "I wish it weren't that simple. It just seems from top to bottom we were out-scouted, out-pitched, out-coached a little bit. They really did just a fantastic job over there of being ready and prepared before the series. I don't think we were underprepared, they just went out and executed and played the way you need to play to win."

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Wendy's worker who put "Chubby" on customer receipt fired

Channel 10 news - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 03:39

GASTONIA, N.C. — A franchise owner of a North Carolina Wendy's says an employee who called a customer "Chubby" on an order has been fired.

News outlets report the Carolina Restaurant Group issued a statement Tuesday that says they apologized to customer Jimmy Shue and terminated the employee, whose identity hasn't been released. Shue says he went to the Gastonia restaurant this month and ordered two sandwiches, providing the cashier with his name "clear as day."

He says he then noticed the receipt listed his name as "Chubby," which he says was an attempt to make fun of his weight. He says another employee then hesitantly called out "Chubby" to alert him the order was ready and restaurant patrons laughed. He says he was embarrassed and left, later contacting Wendy's corporate.

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Mega Millions jackpot now $868M, 2nd largest in US history

Channel 10 news - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 23:05

The already-giant Mega Millions prize is now at $868 million after a drawing Tuesday night turned up no winners.

Lottery officials raised the estimated jackpot, which had been $667 million.

The next drawing will be Friday. If someone wins the jackpot, it would mark the second-largest lottery grand prize in U.S. history.

The record lottery jackpot was a $1.6 billion Powerball prize won in January 2016.

Mega Millions is played in 44 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Canada now world's largest legal marijuana marketplace

Channel 10 news - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 21:35

TORONTO (AP) — Canada is now the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began early Wednesday in Newfoundland.

And there was more good news for pot aficionados: Hours before a handful of retail outlets opened in the country's easternmost province a federal official told The Associated Press that Canada will pardon all those with convictions for possessing up to 30 grams of marijuana, the now-legal threshold.

A formal announcement was planned for later Wednesday. The official, who was not authorized to speak public ahead of the announcement, said those who want to take advantage of the pardons will have to apply.

Canada has had legal medical marijuana since 2001 and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government has spent two years working toward expanding that to include so-called recreational marijuana. The goal is to better reflect society's changing opinion about marijuana and bring black market operators into a regulated system.

Uruguay was first was the first country to legalize marijuana.

Tom Clarke, an illegal pot dealer for three decades, was among the first to make a legal sale in Canada when his store opened at midnight local time in Portugal Cove, Newfoundland. He made his first sale to his dad and a lineup of about 50 to 100 people waited outside his shop.

"This is awesome. I've been waiting my whole life for this. I served my dad," Clarke said. "I am so happy to be living in Canada right now instead of south of the border."

Clarke, whose middle name is Herb, has been called THC for years by his friends. His dad, Don, said he was thrilled he was among the first customers of legal pot.

"It's been a long time coming. We've only been discussing this for 50 years. It's better late than never," he said.

In nearby St. John's, Newfoundland, hundreds of customers were lined up around the block at the private store on Water Street, the main commercial drag in the provincial capital, by the time the clock struck midnight. A festive atmosphere broke out, with some customers lighting up on the sidewalk and motorists honking their horns in support as they drove by the crowd.

Ian Power, who was first in line, said he plans to frame his purchase.

The stores are among at least 111 legal pot shops expected to open across the nation of 37 million people on Wednesday, with many more to come, according to an Associated Press survey of the provinces.

Canadians also can order marijuana products through websites run by provinces or private retailers and have it delivered to their homes by mail.

Alberta and Quebec have set the minimum age for purchase at 18, while others have made it 19.

No stores will open in Ontario, which includes Toronto. The most populous province is working on its regulations and doesn't expect stores until next spring.

Ryan Bose, 48, a Lyft driver in Toronto, said it's about time.

"Alcohol took my grandfather and it took his youngest son, and weed has taken no one from me ever," he said.

A patchwork of regulations has spread in Canada as each province takes its own approach within the framework set out by the federal government. Some are operating government-run stores, some are allowing private retailers, some both.

Canada's national approach has allowed for unfettered industry banking, inter-province shipments of cannabis and billions of dollars in investment — a sharp contrast with national prohibition in the United States.

Nine U.S. states have legalized recreational use of pot, and more than 30 have approved medical marijuana. California, the largest legal market in the U.S., earlier this month became the first state with a law mandating expungement of criminal convictions for marijuana-related offenses that no are longer illegal.

Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon said it's time for the U.S. government to follow Canada's lead.

"Now that our neighbor to the north is opening its legal cannabis market, the longer we delay, the longer we miss out on potentially significant economic opportunities for Oregon and other states across the country," he said in a statement.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection invited Canadian media to a conference call on Tuesday so officials could reiterate that marijuana remains illegal under U.S. federal law and that those who are caught at the border with pot are subject to arrest and prosecution.

As Canada welcomes legalization, supply shortages could develop, as happened in some U.S. states when legalization arrived.

Trevor Fencott, chief executive of Fire and Flower, said his company has 15 Alberta stores staffed and ready to sell marijuana, but the province has supplied only enough product to open three of them Wednesday.

"We're aware of some of the kinks or growing pains that come with creating an industry out of whole cloth in 24 months," Fencott said.

Brenda Tobin and her son Trevor plan to open their pot shop in Labrador City in Newfoundland and Labrador at 4:20 p.m. Wednesday — 420 is slang for the consumption of cannabis. Tobin, a longtime convenience store owner, said they will be cutting a ribbon and cake.

"We are just ecstatic," she said.

She doesn't expect to make much money off the pot itself, noting Newfoundland's 8 percent cap on retail pot profits. She hopes to make money from pipes, bongs and marijuana paraphernalia.

"There's no money in the product itself," she said. "You got to sell $250,000 worth of product in order to make $20,000. That's not even paying someone's salary."

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$667 million: Winning numbers announced for Mega Millions jackpot

Channel 10 news - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 21:17

The Mega Millions jackpot for Tuesday night's drawing has grown to the largest in the game's history, a whopping $667 million. According to Mega Millions, it's the third-highest lottery jackpot in U.S. history. The estimated cash value, if you're lucky enough to match all six numbers, is $380 million. The winning numbers were drawn at 11 p.m.

The jackpot has ballooned upward because nobody has won the jackpot since July 24, when a group of 11 co-workers in Santa Clara County, California, split a $543 million prize.

Mega Millions winning numbers
  • 3, 45, 49, 61, 69, Mega Ball 9

If the winner chooses the annuity option, the jackpot would be paid out over 29 years. The cash option is usually favored by nearly all winners.

Mega Millions says the previous record jackpot was a $656 million prize that was shared by winners from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland in March 2012.

If there is no jackpot winner in tonight's Mega Millions drawing, the estimated annuity value for the Friday, Oct. 19 drawing will roll to $868 million, with an estimated cash value of $495 million.

How to play Mega Millions

Mega Millions tickets cost $2 per play and there are a total of nine ways to win a prize, ranging from the jackpot down to $2. You can play Mega Millions in 46 localities: 44 states plus the Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

If nobody matches all Mega Millions numbers Tuesday

If no jackpot winner emerges from Tuesday night's drawing, the estimated annuity value for Friday, Oct. 19's drawing will increase to $868 million, with an estimated cash value of $495 million.

Powerball jackpot Wednesday

The Powerball jackpot up for grabs Wednesday night will be a cool $345 million, with a cash value of $199 million.

The largest jackpot in Mega Millions history was a $656 million prize that was shared by winners from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland in March 2012.

The largest Powerball jackpot was $1.586 billion, which was shared by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee in January 2016.

Odds of winning

The odds of winning a jackpot remain abysmal at 1 in 258.9 million for Mega Millions and 1 in 292.2 million for Powerball.

Who buys lotto tickets?

The average American spends about $223 per year on lottery tickets, according to a survey from LENDedu. Massachusetts residents have the biggest taste for playing the odds, spending almost $763 per year on lottery tickets, the study found. North Dakotans are on the opposite end of the spectrum, spending about $44 per year on the lottery, or the lowest average figure among residents of all 50 states.

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18-year-old dead after Licking County crash

Channel 10 news - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 20:21

LICKING COUNTY, Ohio - An 18-year-old man is dead after a crash in Licking County according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

OSHP said the crash happened just before 5 p.m. on Tuesday at the intersection of Northridge Road and Concord Road in Liberty Township.

Eighteen-year-old Ronald Waters Jr., of Alexandria, Ohio, was riding in a car being driven southeast on Concord Road.

OSHP said the driver of the car Waters was in did not stop at a stop sign and hit a vehicle traveling northbound on Northridge Road.

Waters was pronounced dead at Licking Memorial Hospital.

The driver of the car and the two people in the vehicle that was hit were taken to Mount Carmel East for treatment of their injuries.

Everyone involved was wearing seatbelts, according to OSHP.

Troopers are still investigating the crash.

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Trump criticizes rush to condemn Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi

Channel 10 news - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 16:31

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump Tuesday criticized rapidly mounting global condemnation of Saudi Arabia over the case of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, warning of a rush to judgment.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Trump compared the situation to the allegations of sexual assault leveled against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearing.

"I think we have to find out what happened first," he said. "Here we go again with, you know, you're guilty until proven innocent. I don't like that. We just went through that with Justice Kavanaugh and he was innocent all the way as far as I'm concerned."

Trump spoke Tuesday with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Monday with King Salman. He said both deny any knowledge of what happened to Khashoggi, who entered their country's consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago and hasn't been seen since.

In Turkey earlier Tuesday, a high-level Turkish official told the Associated Press that police investigators searching the Saudi Consulate had found evidence that Khashoggi was killed there.

The president said that his own comment Monday about possible "rogue killers" behind Khashoggi's disappearance was informed by his "feeling" from his conversation with Salman, and that the King did not use the term.

Also Tuesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with the king and crown prince in Riyadh and said later the kingdom had made a "serious commitment" to hold senior leaders and officials accountable if implicated in Khashoggi's death.

Trump said he hopes the Saudis' own investigation of Khashoggi's disappearance will be concluded in "less than a week."

In the meantime, international leaders and business executives are severing or rethinking ties to the Saudi government after Khashoggi's high-profile disappearance. Trump has resisted any action, pointing to huge U.S. weapons deals pending with Saudi Arabia and saying that sanctions could hurt end up hurting the American economy.

He said it was too early to say whether he endorsed other countries' actions. "I have to find out what happened," he said. But his complaint about "guilty until proven innocent" and comparison to the Kavanaugh situation suggested he was giving the Saudis more leeway than other U.S. allies.

Trump said Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin's trip to attend a Saudi investment conference is still on, but that it could be canceled by Friday depending on what the investigation finds.

In that case, he said, "I think we'll also be guided by what other countries are doing."

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New information on the woman found dead in Upper Arlington park

Channel 10 news - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 15:31

We're learning more about the young woman found burned in an Upper Arlington park.

Twenty-three-year-old Bobbie Renee Simpson was discovered in Burbank Park Sunday morning after someone reported a fire there.

Simpson had been picked up three times for soliciting. Her address is listed as “streets of Columbus”. Friends say she stayed around the west side.

Her family is very upset and don’t understand how and why she ended up in the park.

“She fell in the wrong crowds but at the same time she still had good hearts about everything,” said her father, Bob Simpson. “She was a beautiful young lady whatever she did, she didn’t deserve this.”

The Upper Arlington Police Department is asking for your help. They're asking anyone who has seen Simpson recently or has information to call 614-583-5160.

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Cases of mysterious paralyzing illness reported in 22 states

Channel 10 news - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 14:06

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Tuesday reported a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children, and said it seems to be following an every-other-year pattern.

At least 62 cases have been confirmed in 22 states this year, and at least 65 additional illnesses in those states are being investigated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Similar waves of the same illness occurred in 2014 and 2016.

CDC officials say they haven't found the cause. Some possible suspects, such as polio and West Nile virus, have been ruled out. Another kind of virus is suspected, but it's been found in only some of the cases.

"This is a mystery so far," the CDC's Dr. Nancy Messonnier said in a call Tuesday with reporters.

About 90 percent of the cases are children who have suffered muscle weakness or paralysis, including in the face, neck, back or limbs. The symptoms tend to occur about a week after they had a fever and respiratory illness.

It is "a pretty dramatic disease," but fortunately most kids recover, Messonnier said.

Health officials call the condition acute flaccid myelitis. The CDC would not release a list of the states reporting probable or confirmed cases. But some states have previously announced clusters, including Minnesota, Illinois, Colorado, New York and Washington.

The cases in 2014 and 2016 were partly attributed to particular strains of respiratory germs called enteroviruses, which spread the most in the summer and fall.

Most people infected with enteroviruses suffer only minor symptoms like cough and runny nose. And though enteroviruses have been detected in some paralysis cases, it hasn't been found in others, CDC officials say.

Lacking an established cause, health officials confirm cases through a review of brain scans and symptoms.

About 120 confirmed cases were reported in 2014. Another 149 were reported in 2016. In 2015 and 2017, the counts of reported illnesses were far lower.

The cases this year seem to be spread across much of the country, as were the earlier two waves. But mysteriously no other country has reported the emerging every-two-years pattern seen in the U.S., Messonnier said.

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129 guns found in home of S. Carolina police ambush suspect

Channel 10 news - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 13:48

Authorities say nearly 130 guns were found inside the South Carolina home of a man charged with killing a police officer and wounding six others earlier this month.

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said Tuesday that it appeared only three of the 129 guns were fired at officers on Oct. 3 — a pistol and two military assault rifles.

Lott says 74-year-old Frederick Hopkins set his house up to ambush law enforcement officers and said it was fortunate more officers weren't hurt or killed. He didn't go into specifics.

Hopkins was hurt, but authorities haven't said how he was injured or how he was captured.

Lott says Hopkins shot at officers coming to question his 28-year-old son about a child sex assault case.

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Ohio haunted house suspends actors for mock rapes

Channel 10 news - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 11:24

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Complaints from visitors about being pushed onto a mattress where actors simulated raping them at an "edgy" haunted house in northeast Ohio has led to the suspension of the actors involved.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports Akron Fright Fest owner Jeremy Caudill says he was "shocked and appalled" when he learned Monday what had happened over the weekend at his haunted house in Summit County's Springfield Township.

Some visitors complained to the newspaper they were injured by actors who shoved them. Two customers said they were pushed onto a mattress where actors simulated rape.

Caudill says he's still determining what happened and promises additional security and monitoring going forward.

Fright Fest is advertised as a hands-on experience with actors getting physical and swearing amid "risque scenes."

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Trump calls Stormy Daniels "Horseface" in tweet

Channel 10 news - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 11:12

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is insulting the physical appearance of porn actress Stormy Daniels, calling her "Horseface" in a tweet about a recent legal ruling.

A federal judge dismissed Daniels' defamation lawsuit against Trump.

Daniels alleges she had an affair with Trump in 2006 and sued him in April. The defamation lawsuit came after Trump tweeted about a composite sketch of a man Daniels says threatened her in 2011 to keep quiet about an alleged affair. He called it a "total con job."

The judge on Monday said Trump's tweet was a "hyperbolic statement" protected under the First Amendment.

“Federal Judge throws out Stormy Danials lawsuit versus Trump. Trump is entitled to full legal fees.” @FoxNews Great, now I can go after Horseface and her 3rd rate lawyer in the Great State of Texas. She will confirm the letter she signed! She knows nothing about me, a total con!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2018

Trump tweeted: "Great, now I can go after Horseface and her 3rd rate lawyer."

Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti called Trump's comments "outrageous."

Trump has a history of derogatory comments about women's appearances.

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Chillicothe High School and Middle School being dismissed for security sweep

Channel 10 news - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 10:23

CHILLICOTHE -- Chillicothe High School and Middle School are being dismissed for a security sweep.

Chillicothe police are on the scene.

The Chillicothe City School District Facebook page put out a message stating:

Parents and Guardians of students at CMS and CHS, please be aware that we dismissed at 11:35 a.m.: your students safety is our number one priority! The Chillicothe High School and MIddle School was dismissed early to allow the Chillicothe Police Department and CCSD Staff to perform a security sweep of the complex. Please know that your child is safe and there is no threat. The safety of your child(ren) is ALWAYS our priority; and the decision to release early has been made in tandem with the Chillicothe Police Department. If you normally pick up your son or daughter, please wait until 12:10 p.m. to allow the buses to clear. If you have any questions please contact 740-775-4250 our district office.

Chillicothe Police said they received a call from the school at 9:51 a.m.

Stay with 10TV and 10TV.com as this story develops.

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