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Nick Bosa to focus on NFL, intends to withdraw from Ohio State

Channel 10 news - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 09:50

Ohio State issued a statement saying All-American defensive end Nick Bosa intends to withdraw from school in order to focus on his rehabilitation and training for the NFL.

Bosa was sidelined after he sustained a core muscle injury against TCU. He had surgery September 20 but no timetable was set for his return.

“I was hopeful that Nick would be able to return to play again for us,” Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said. “I know this was an extremely difficult and emotional decision for Nick and his family, and I wish him well as he moves on to get himself 100 percent healthy and ready for his next chapter. I want to thank Nick for the remarkable efforts he gave for this program. He is a first-class young man who we have been honored to coach.”

In three starts this season, Bosa had six tackles-for-loss and four sacks. He was leading the team in tackles with 14 at the time of his injury.

Bosa played in 30 games for the Buckeyes.

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Circleville man charged with attempted kidnapping of pre-teen juvenile

Channel 10 news - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 09:44

CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio- A man has been arrested for attempted kidnapping and felonious assault according to the Circleville Police Department.

William Patrick Weaver was identified as the suspect in the attempted kidnapping of a pre-teen juvenile.

On October 15, 2018 around 5:18 p.m. authorities received a 911 call regarding an attempted abduction that took place within the 400 and 500 blocks of E. Mound St.

Information was reported that an adult male attempted to take the child by grabbing and restraining the child. The man placed his hand over the child’s mouth as the child struggled to get away from the man.

The man fled from the scene in a black truck that had some identifiable markings on the hood, according to police.

Police said citizens helped the investigation by sharing the incident over social media. People called in tips to the police department regarding the location of the suspect and his vehicle.

Officers followed up and found Weaver at his residence and he was arrested. He was taken to the Pickaway County Jail.

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Melania Trump spokesperson: Boycott rapper T.I. over racy video

Channel 10 news - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 09:15

ATLANTA (AP) — A Melania Trump spokeswoman is asking people to boycott Atlanta rapper T.I. because of his promotional album video that shows a woman resembling the first lady stripping in the oval office.

WXIA-TV reports that Trump's communications director, Stephanie Grisham, tweeted Saturday asking how the video was acceptable.

T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, tweeted Friday "Dear 45, I ain't Kanye" before sharing the video. The woman is wearing a jacket that reads "I REALLY DON'T CARE, DO U?" Trump wore a jacket with that wording on her way to visit migrant children in Texas. She said recently in an interview with ABC News that she wore the jacket to troll reporters.

Those tweets follow T.I. posting on Instagram that he was done working with rapper Kanye West, who is a President Donald Trump supporter.

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Cherokee Nation calls Elizabeth Warren's DNA test "inappropriate and wrong"

Channel 10 news - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 07:07

Massachusetts senator and possible presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren released results of a DNA test she says proves she has some Native American heritage. President Trump has mocked Warren's ancestry claims and derisively referred to her as Pocahontas.

The Cherokee Nation has criticized Warren's announcement, saying her use of a DNA test is "useless" for determining tribal citizenship and that using a DNA test to determine connection to any tribal nation is "inappropriate and wrong."

Warren released a campaign-style video that tries to directly address questions about her heritage. It's a controversy that has dogged Warren since she first ran for the Senate six years ago, and this new push is just the latest sign she's already actively preparing to run for president in 2020, reports CBS News correspondent Ed O'Keefe.

Still, President Trump didn't back down from his attacks on Warren Monday, saying, "What's the percentage -- one one thousandth?"

Warren enlisted a Stanford University DNA researcher for the test who in her video said, "The facts suggest that you absolutely have a Native American ancestor in your pedigree."

Cherokee Nation responds to release of Senator Warren’s DNA test. pic.twitter.com/UUB8LSvmyo

— CherokeeNation (@CherokeeNation) October 15, 2018

The report suggests Warren has just a trace of Native American heritage, but she first publicly identified as Native American in the 1980s. The controversy has made Warren an irresistible target for the president, who repeatedly has called her Pocahontas.

The biographical video comes after Warren said she would look at running for president, setting her up as an early 2020 opponent for the president, who is already practicing for a match-up.

In July, the president said, "We will say I will give you a million dollars to your favorite charity, paid for by Trump, if you take the test and it shows you're an Indian."

Pocahontas (the bad version), sometimes referred to as Elizabeth Warren, is getting slammed. She took a bogus DNA test and it showed that she may be 1/1024, far less than the average American. Now Cherokee Nation denies her, “DNA test is useless.” Even they don’t want her. Phony!

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

Warren wants the president to make good on that bet, tweeting he should "send the check" to charity. But Mr. Trump imposed some conditions Monday.

"I'll only do it if I can test her personally, and that will not be something I will enjoy doing either," he said.

Warren criticized the president's response with a storm of 28 tweets Monday, calling him "a bully that scares easy."

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Facebook says it will ban voting misinformation ahead of midterms

Channel 10 news - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 06:46

Facebook is cracking down on the spread of false information in the final weeks before the midterm elections. The world's largest social network says it will ban fake content designed to suppress voter turnout. The announcement comes just two weeks after Facebook says hackers compromised 29 million accounts and stole users' personal data, reports CBS News correspondent Tony Dokoupil.

Scandals involving misinformation and data misuse over the past few months have forced Facebook into all-out damage control. This latest policy change addresses one of Facebook's most sensitive challenges – defining false information and removing it.

In May, CEO Mark Zuckerberg pledged to prevent election interference on Facebook.

"This is an important election year. Not only the big U.S. midterms that are coming up, but there are major elections around the world," he said. "In 2016, we were slow to identify Russian interference….We didn't expect these coordinated information operation and large networks of fake accounts that we're now aware of."

To help reduce the spread of disinformation, Facebook in 2016 began prohibiting misrepresentations about the dates, locations, times and qualifications for casting a ballot.

On Monday, the company announced an expanded policy to include statements about whether a ballot will be counted and misleading posts about how to vote including false claims that voters can cast their ballots using text messaging. That hoax circulated on social media during the 2016 election with ads instructing users to text their candidate's name to a five-digit number.

While Facebook has traditionally shied away from banning misinformation, CBS News contributor and Wired editor-in-chief Nick Thompson says this new policy marks a significant step for the company.

"They've seen a pattern of a lot of false statements about voting, so they've decided to take this extra step," Thompson said. "The stakes are now high. They said they will delete false information. But now they have to define false information and that's not easy."

On Capitol Hill last month, lawmakers threatened greater scrutiny – and even regulation – if Facebook and other social networks failed to gain greater control of their services.

"The era of the Wild West in social media is coming to an end," Sen. Mark Warner said. "I believe Congress is going to have to act."

Thompson says the midterm elections will be a significant moment for Facebook.

"If they can get through the midterms without people manipulating American democracy through the platform, it will show that they took on the problem and they handled it. But if there's another disaster – if the election gets manipulated through Facebook – it's going to just deepen the problems they already have," he said.

Facebook says it uses real people, including third-party fact checkers, to review content that is flagged as potentially involving voter suppression. The company says it's also set up dedicated reporting channels for state election authorities to do the same.

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Mattis disputes he's leaving post, says Trump with him "100 percent"

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

President Trump's top military chief James Mattis is responding to the president's suggestion on "60 Minutes" that he could leave the administration amid ongoing concerns of chaos in the White House. During an overseas flight to Vietnam, Mattis responded to the CBS interview, saying, "I'm on his team."

"We have never talked about me leaving. And as you can see right here, we are on our way, we just continue doing our job," Mattis told reporters Tuesday. The defense secretary's comments come after Mr. Trump told CBS' Lesley Stahl that there were "some people" in his administration that he's "not thrilled with." Asked by Stahl if Mattis was going to be leaving, Mr. Trump replied: "Well, I don't know. He hasn't told me that."

"I have a very good relationship with him. I had lunch with him two days ago. I have a very good relationship with him. It could be that he is. I think he's sort of a Democrat, if you want to know the truth," Mr. Trump said of the retired Marine Corps general. "But General Mattis is a good guy. We get along very well. He may leave. I mean, at some point, everybody leaves. Everybody. People leave. That's Washington."

Mr. Trump dismissed reports of chaos in the White House as "fake news," but said, "I'm changing things around. And I'm entitled to. I have people now on standby that will be phenomenal. They'll come into the administration, they'll be phenomenal."

Mattis said that he had not tuned into the interview when it aired on Sunday, but had read about the president's comments in the newspaper. The former general sidestepped reporters' questions if he was indeed a registered Democrat, telling those on board that he's "never registered for any political party" in his career.

"My portfolio is bipartisan by its very basis and that is the protection of the United States, that's what President Trump has told me to do, and I eagerly carry that out," he said, adding, "So that's where I stand. That defines me."

According to Mattis, during a phone call as the president was en route to Florida to tour damage sustained from Hurricane Michael, their first conversation since the "60 Minutes" interview, the president later expressed to Mattis: "I'm with you 100 percent."

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Amber alert for Wisconsin 13-year-old girl after parents found killed in home

Channel 10 news - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 06:00

BARRON, Wisc. -- The FBI is taking over the search for a missing Wisconsin teenager whose parents were found dead in the family's home. An amber alert is in effect for 13-year-old Jayme Closs.

Police believe she may have been kidnapped at gunpoint. Police say around 1 a.m. Monday they received a mostly inaudible 911 call with someone calling for help, reports CBS News correspondent Adriana Diaz. Soon after, sheriff's deputies discovered the bodies of James and Denise Closs.

Police in Miami say there was a possible sighting of Jayme there Monday in a black Ford Explorer with a Wisconsin plate. They are asking anyone with information to call 911.

"When we can find a 13-year-old girl safe, that's our focus," Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said. On Monday he said there are no leads in the disappearance of Jayme and the deaths of her parents.

"I've been doing this for over 20 years and it's a crime scene like I've seen before, but it's one you rarely see," Fitzgerald said.

Investigators were in and out of the Closs family home Monday, removing evidence. Police say Jayme is not a suspect. The sheriff says a gun was involved in the killings of Jayme's parents but wouldn't confirm they were shot to death.

"It's scary. You don't know what to expect anymore no matter where you are at," neighbor Joan Smrekar said.

People in the small rural town are anxious for Jayme's safe return.

"We all have kids," Barron resident Paula Frisinger said. "We hope they find her."

On Facebook, Jayme's mother shared frequent pictures of her daughter. Last year, in a post for Jayme's birthday she wrote, Jayme is "growing up to be the sweetest and most kind hearted girl... Love you to the moon and back."

"I'm hoping and praying with God's help and the community that we all rally around each other and help find this girl and bring her home," one parent from Jayme's school said.

The sheriff said they are using infrared technology and drones to help in the search.

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Warren accuses Trump of "creepy" comments about her DNA test

Channel 10 news - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 05:22

WASHINGTON — Sen. Elizabeth Warren suggested President Donald Trump's comment about him personally administering a DNA test to her to prove her Native American heritage is "creepy."

She tweeted that the president makes "creepy physical threats" about women who scare him, including her.

"He's trying to do what he always does to women who scare him: call us names, attack us personally, shrink us down to feel better about himself," the Massachusetts Democrat responded on Twitter on Monday after Trump made the comment during an appearance in Georgia. "It may soothe his ego - but it won't work."

Warren, who is seen as a potential 2020 challenger to Trump, appears to have taken a page out of his political playbook, striking back almost instantly at the president who continues to ridicule her claim of Native American ancestry. Trump relishes a good fight, those close to him have said, and will hit back twice as hard when he's been attacked.

A sharp critic of Trump, Warren wasted little time going after him on Monday.

She opened the day by releasing DNA test results that provide some evidence of a Native American in her lineage, though the ancestor probably lived six to 10 generations ago, according to the analysis. Trump has ridiculed her as "Pocahontas" over the ancestry claim.

In July, the president offered to donate $1 million to her favorite charity if a DNA test proved her Native American bloodline.

On Monday, he first denied ever making such a promise, then said later that "I'll only do it if I can test her personally."

"That will not be something I enjoy doing either," he added.

Warren tweeted that Trump is a "cowardly elitist" and she "won't sit quietly for Trump's racism" so she took the test.

"I took this test and released the results for anyone who cares to see because I've got nothing to hide. What are YOU hiding, @realDonaldTrump?" she wrote. "Release your tax returns - or the Democratic-led House will do it for you soon enough. Tick-tock, Mr President."

Warren was referring to the Nov. 6 election, when Democrats hope to regain control of the House, which would put them in position to examine and possibly publicly release Trump's returns.

Trump has bucked decades of precedent by refusing to release his income tax returns during the 2016 presidential election, as well as after taking office.

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Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots at cusp of combined $1 billion

Channel 10 news - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 03:38

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Did someone say $1 billion in jackpots?

The combined Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots for drawings Tuesday and Wednesday nights total $999.

The fourth-biggest grand prize in U.S. lottery history will be on the line Tuesday night when the numbers are drawn for the Mega Millions game's estimated $654 million jackpot. It's the second-largest in Mega Millions history.

It got that enormous because no one's won the jackpot since July 24, when a group of 11 co-workers in Santa Clara County, Calif., split a $543 million prize.

The $654 million would be the payout if a winner selects for the annuity option, paid out over 29 years. The cash option, which is favored by nearly all winners, is $372 million.

The odds of matching all six numbers and becoming instantly wealthy are incredibly small-- one in 302.5 million.

Meanwhile, 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.

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

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Ex-Baylor frat president could avoid jail time in sex assault case

Channel 10 news - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 03:30

A former fraternity president at Baylor University in Texas who was indicted on felony sexual assault charges could avoid jail time and registering as a sex offender after taking a plea deal Monday. Jacob Walter Anderson, 24, pleaded no contest to one count of unlawful restraint, a third-degree felony. A female Baylor student accused Anderson of raping her during a party held by Anderson's former fraternity, Phi Delta Theta.

Under the plea deal, Anderson would face three years of deferred probation, pay a $400 fine and be required to undergo counseling.

A lawyer for the accuser and her family called it "a sweetheart deal" and said he couldn't understand why it was offered.

"I don't get it. I just don't get," attorney Vic Feazell told CBS News. "It sends a really bad message at this time to women who are thinking about reporting sexual abuse from the past."

He added, "He's a good-looking young man, he's from a very wealthy Dallas family, he's from a fraternity. So what? That doesn't give him a free pass."

After a pre-sentence investigation, which will take about six weeks, a judge will make a final determination on Anderson's sentence. If the judge rejects the deal, the case could go to trial.

Anderson's attorneys could not immediately be reached by CBS News.

The McLennan County District Attorney's office did not return requests for comment. But District Attorney Abel Reyna defended the deal in a statement to CBS affiliate KWTX in Waco.

"The McLennan County District Attorney's office is known throughout the state for our aggressive prosecution of sexual assault cases, to say otherwise is simply absurd," he said.

"Let us remind everyone that our oath is to seek justice. In pursuit of that ideal, we must evaluate each case alone on its own merit..This office stands by the plea offered and believes we have achieved the best result possible with the evidence at hand."

The statement also said that law enforcement could not find evidence to support early claims that the woman was drugged.

The accuser said Anderson assaulted her during a Phi Delta Theta party in 2015. According to an arrest affidavit cited by KWTX, she said she became "disoriented and very confused" after sipping a drink, and Anderson then led her outside to a secluded area and forced her to the ground. She said she was unable to breathe and lost consciousness at some point during the assault, and woke up lying in her own vomit. The affidavit redacted details about the alleged assault.

Anderson was expelled from Baylor after a university investigation.

Several students at the private Christian school in Waco, most of them football players, have been accused or convicted of sexual assault since 2012. An independent investigation in 2016 said the school did not properly handle assault accusations, which led to the removal of its president Ken Starr, who was the special prosecutor who investigated President Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky. An NCAA investigation into the school concluded this month and alleged institutional failures in handling accusations.

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“My dream has come true”: EMTs help woman get her dying wish

Channel 10 news - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 03:21

A dying 55-year-old woman has miniature lighthouses and photos of the structures decorating her room, but she had never fulfilled her dream of seeing one in real life. With the help of some kind EMTs and her hospice nurse, the woman was granted one of her final requests: To visit a lighthouse.

Hospice patient Laura Mullins, an Ohio native currently residing in Massachussetts, asked her Kindred Hospice nurse Beverly Bellegarde to make her wish come true, as she doesn't have any family in the state who could help.

So, Bellegarde sprung into action and reached out to Brewster Ambulance Service last week for help transporting her patient.

The company, and its EMTs jumped at the chance, Johnathon Bobbit-Miller, the company's paramedic field training officer and public relations contact, told CBS News.

"These EMTs didn't have to do this. They could have said no. They felt compelled to make this wish come true," Bobbit-Miller said.

EMTs Brian Costa and Era Koroveshi drove Mullins, her chaplain and Bellegarde for over an hour in an ambulance to reach the Scituate Lighthouse, located in the Massachusetts town of the same name, on Monday. Bobbit-Miller also went on the trip.

It was a "cloudy, windy day all morning. The rain actually stopped as soon as we took her out of the ambulance," recounts Bobbit-Miller.

He said the EMTs rolled Mullins up to the lighthouse in her bed, so close that she could touch the building with her hands.

"She asked if she could see both the lighthouse and the harbor, she said that she could hear the waves," Bobbit-Miller said. "Her face was glowing. She sat up and said, 'My dream has come true.'"

The chaplain said a blessing for Mullins while the group were by the lighthouse.

"Even bystanders were standing around and you could see some tears," Bobbit-Miller said.

"She seemed at such peace," Bobbit-Miller said. "She said, 'I'm ready to go now.'"

After their visit to the lighthouse, the EMTs stopped at McDonald's on the way back to the hospice facility so Mullins could enjoy her favorite sandwich.

"To provide someone's final wish to see a lighthouse, it was really an amazing experience to be a part of that," said Bobbit-Miller. He said Brewster Ambulance Service will not be submitting a bill for the ride.

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Official: Tennessee woman, 4 kids killed in murder-suicide

Channel 10 news - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 03:13

COLUMBIA, Tenn. — A Tennessee official says a mother and four children have been found dead at a home in Columbia.

Maury County District Attorney Brent Cooper tells news outlets that the family died in an apparent murder-suicide. The dead children, who ranged in age from 8 to 16, and woman were found by a family member Monday evening. The Maury County Fire Department says it responded to a report of a shooting at the home that night and alerted law enforcement.

Maury County Sheriff Bucky Rowland says the children, three girls and one boy, were homeschooled, and there were no previous reports of violence at the home. Authorities haven't released the identities of those involved.

Investigators were still at the scene early Tuesday.

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Man killed in shooting at east Columbus apartment complex

Channel 10 news - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 01:42

COLUMBUS - Police are investigating a deadly shooting in east Columbus.

Officers were called to the West Bexley Apartments on Bryden Road around 2:45 a.m. Tuesday.

Columbus Police confirm one man died in the shooting. There is no information at this time on a suspect.

Police have the parking lot of the building roped off.

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2018-10-16 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 01:34
Date: Tuesday Oct 16, 2018
Time: 7:13 PM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 13°
Approach: 13° above SW
Departure: 10° above SSW

2018-10-24 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 01:34
Date: Wednesday Oct 24, 2018
Time: 7:22 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 20°
Approach: 10° above S
Departure: 20° above SE

2018-10-25 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 01:34
Date: Thursday Oct 25, 2018
Time: 6:32 AM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 10°
Approach: 10° above SE
Departure: 10° above SE

2018-10-26 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 01:34
Date: Friday Oct 26, 2018
Time: 7:14 AM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 53°
Approach: 10° above SW
Departure: 36° above E

2018-10-27 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 01:34
Date: Saturday Oct 27, 2018
Time: 6:23 AM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 26°
Approach: 11° above S
Departure: 25° above ESE

2018-10-28 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 01:34
Date: Sunday Oct 28, 2018
Time: 5:34 AM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 13°
Approach: 13° above ESE
Departure: 12° above ESE

2018-10-28 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 01:34
Date: Sunday Oct 28, 2018
Time: 7:07 AM
Duration: 6 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 59°
Approach: 12° above WSW
Departure: 10° above NE

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