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Volunteers help provide Thanksgiving dinner for those in need

Channel 10 news - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 14:03

COLUMBUS, Ohio - This Thanksgiving, many volunteers came together to make sure those in need had a meal in the Columbus area.

About 100 volunteers at Lifecare Alliance took meals to around 700 homebound and elderly individuals. The volunteers said they get as much out of it as the people they are helping.

“Sometimes we’re the only people that these people that we deliver to will see today, they may not have family or friends to come and visit,” said volunteer Jean Burgess.

The Salvation Army also hosted a meal.

After a few years of not having it, The Salvation Army received food donations and had a lot of volunteers to be able to provide Thanksgiving dinner again.

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California could be source of romaine lettuce tainted with E. coli, FDA says

Channel 10 news - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 13:34

The FDA is looking at California as a potential source of romaine lettuce tainted with a potentially deadly strain E. coli. Health officials said romaine lettuce should be removed from all supermarket shelves and restaurant menus until they can determine the source of the new outbreak. But, as Anna Werner reports, tracking down the source of the contaminated produce is quite difficult.

The potentially deadly strain of the bacteria has sickened 32 people in 11 states since October. Nearly a third of the cases are in Los Angeles County.

Scott Horsfall, the CEO of the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement, said most of the romaine on the market when the outbreak began was grown in his state.

"Given the harvest cycle at that time, I think there's a good possibility that it came from California, yes," Horsfall said.

But he also said finding the exact farm will be difficult because it takes about two to three weeks for investigators to confirm an E.coli outbreak is underway.

"So by the time they're actually doing trace-back, there is no packaging left, there's no product left," Horsfall said.

An important clue for investigators is the bacteria's DNA. It's very similar to the E.coli strain that caused a still unsolved outbreak in 2017.

"If you look at the map of illness onsets from last year, it is very similar to this recent outbreak….because these two are related, we have really more clues to go by now in terms of where people got sick and the timing involved," Horsfall said.

The CDC said about 48 million people get sick from foodborne illnesses every year – 46 percent of them from eating leafy vegetables and other produce.

Cooking kills most germs found in food, but because romaine lettuce is usually eaten raw that's not really an option. The CDC says just throw it out, it's not worth the risk.

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Police investigating how nails ended up on the roads in Fairfield County

Channel 10 news - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 13:03

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Ohio - Law enforcement agencies in Fairfield County are trying to figure out how nails ended up on roads.

The nails were discovered Thanksgiving morning.

The Baltimore, Ohio Police Department advised drivers to use caution on State Route 158 from Pleasantville Road to State Route 204 because of "massive amounts of nails on the roadway."

The Fairfield County Sheriff's Office said nails were also on State Route 256 east to west from Snyder Church to State Route 37 and on State Route 204 from State Route 158 to Millersport.

The Fairfield County Sheriff's Office thanked Ohio State Highway Patrol, Baltimore Police Department, Baltimore Road Department, Ohio Department of Transportation and citizens for helping to clean up the nails.

"Although we feel it has been contained, that does not mean something may have been missed or more could be put down. Please be vigilant in your travels," the sheriff's office said.

"Thank you to everyone who has called with tips as to who may be responsible. We are actively looking into each piece of information," Baltimore Police said in a statement posted online.

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Trump issues Thanksgiving threat to close US-Mexico border

Channel 10 news - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 12:20

PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump made a Thanksgiving Day threat to close the U.S. border with Mexico for an undisclosed period of time if his administration determines that its southern ally has lost "control" on its side.

Trump also said he has given the thousands of active-duty troops he sent to the border before the Nov. 6 midterm elections the "OK" to use lethal force against migrants "if they have to." And he said Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, whom he has faulted for not being tough enough on immigration, is "in there trying."

"It's a tough job," he said.

The president would not discount the possibility of a partial government shutdown early in December over lawmakers' refusal to allocate the billions of dollars he is demanding for a border wall, the central promise of his 2016 campaign.

"Could there be a shutdown? There certainly could, and it will be about border security, of which the wall is a part," Trump said.

Trump made the comments in a wide-ranging question-and-answer session with reporters at his Florida golf club after he conveyed holiday wishes in a telephone call with select members of the American military serving around the globe.

That conversation grew from a presidential expression of gratitude for their commitment to protecting the country and its interest and touched on a variety of political topics, including immigration policy, the economy and Trump's displeasure with court rulings against administration initiatives.

In his remarks afterward to reporters, Trump moved quickly from issue to issue, from the border and his public dispute with Chief Justice John Roberts to relations with China, a possible staff and Cabinet shake-up and his defense of acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker.

Trump's border threat came days after a federal judge put the administration's asylum policy on hold. Under that new policy, Trump declared no one could apply for asylum except at an official border entry point. Some ports of entry are already facing huge backups, with people waiting for weeks.

The U.S. government shut down one port of entry, San Ysidro, in California, for several hours early Monday morning to bolster security amid concerns about a potential influx of migrant caravan members. Most of the lanes were reopened before the morning rush.

Trump repeated Nielsen's claim, made earlier this week when she visited a San Diego Pacific Coast beach to see newly installed razor wire wrapped around a towering border wall that cuts across the sand, that there were as many as 500 criminals and gang members in the group heading northward. Nielsen refused to answer questions about how they were identified or what crimes they had committed.

Trump asserted that there are "fistfights all over the streets" in Tijuana, Mexico, and that "these are not like normal, innocent people."

"These are people you talk to them and they start a fistfight," he said. "I don't want that in this country."

The people of Tijuana "opened up with wide arms" to welcome the caravan, Trump said, and "now they're going crazy to get them out ... because bad things are happening."

In the past week, city officials have arrested three dozen caravan members for drug possession, public intoxication, disturbing the peace and resisting police, and said they would be deported to their home countries. Many also say the actions of a few are tarnishing the image of the roughly 4,000 migrants who are camped in Tijuana.

While authorizing the military's use of lethal force along the border, Trump said, "I hope they don't have to," adding that he would not let 'the military be taken advantage of. I have no choice.'

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday that the White House had given him explicit authority to use military troops to protect Customs and Border Protection personnel at the southwest border, with lethal force if necessary. But he was adamant the military would remain within its legal limits.

The law prohibits the federal government from using the armed forces in a domestic police role, except in cases and under circumstances specifically authorized by the Constitution or Congress. Generally, U.S. troops are authorized to use force in self-defense.

Trump said that if U.S. officials "find that it's incontrollable, if we find that it gets to a level where we are going to lose control or where people are going to start getting hurt, we will close entry into the country for a period of time until we can get it under control. The whole border."

In that case, Mexico would take an economic hit, he said, citing an inability to ship cars into the U.S. for sale.

"We're either going to have a border or we're not," Trump said.

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Boy, 11, accused in 2nd high-speed police chase in Cleveland

Channel 10 news - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 12:14

CLEVELAND, Ohio — An 11-year-old Ohio boy accused of leading police on two separate high-speed chases in a year has been placed on house arrest.

Cleveland.com reports the Ohio boy denied charges of grand theft, criminal damaging and failing to comply with a police order on Wednesday in Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County Juvenile Court. He's has a court appearance in December.

Police in the Cleveland suburb of Brooklyn said the boy sped off in his mother's SUV on Nov. 4 after she took away his video game console. He reached speeds of 70 to 90 mph as officers gave chase.

The pursuit ended about 30 minutes later when the boy crashed into a parked truck and sustained minor injuries.

Authorities say he led police on a 100-mph chase last fall. No one was injured.

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Indian island police struggle to get body of American

Channel 10 news - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 12:10

NEW DELHI — Indian authorities were struggling Thursday to figure out how to recover the body of an American who was killed after wading ashore on an island cut off from the modern world.

John Allen Chau was killed last week by North Sentinel islanders who apparently shot him with arrows and then buried his body on the beach, police say.

But even officials don't travel to North Sentinel, where people live as their ancestors did thousands of years ago, and where outsiders are seen with suspicion and attacked.

"It's a difficult proposition," said Dependera Pathak, director-general of police on India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands, where North Sentinel is located. "We have to see what is possible, taking utmost care of the sensitivity of the group and the legal requirements."

Police are consulting anthropologists, tribal welfare experts and scholars to figure out a way to recover the body, he said.

While visits to the island are heavily restricted, Chau paid fishermen last week to take him near North Sentinel, using a kayak to paddle to shore and bringing gifts including a football and fish.

It was "a foolish adventure," said P.C. Joshi, an anthropology professor at Delhi University who has studied the islands. "He invited that aggression."

Joshi noted that the visit not only risked Chau's life, but also the lives of islanders who have little resistance to many diseases.

"They are not immune to anything. A simple thing like flu can kill them," he said.

On his first day Chau interacted with some tribesmen - who survive by hunting, fishing and collecting wild plants - until they became angry and shot an arrow at him. The 26-year-old self-styled adventurer and Christian missionary then swam back to the fishermen's boat waiting at a safe distance.

That night, he wrote about his visit and left his notes with the fishermen. He returned to North Sentinel the next day, Nov. 16.

What happened then isn't known, but on the morning of the following day, the fishermen watched from the boat as tribesmen dragged Chau's body along the beach and buried his remains.

Pathak said seven people have been arrested for helping Chau, including five fishermen, a friend of Chau's and a local tourist guide.

Chau was apparently shot and killed by arrows, but the cause of death can't be confirmed until his body is recovered, Pathak said.

He also said the police were examining whether Chau had tried earlier to visit the isolated island.

Pathak said Chau and his accomplices planned well for last week's visit by "camouflaging the visit as fishing."

Also, Chau appeared to be full of confidence as he wrote in his notes, "God sheltered him from coastguard and Navy," he said.

In an Instagram post, his family said it was mourning him as a "beloved son, brother, uncle and best friend to us." The family also said it forgave his killers and called for the release of those who assisted him in his quest to reach the island.

"He ventured out on his own free will and his local contacts need not be persecuted for his own actions," the family said.

Authorities say Chau arrived in the area on Oct. 16 and stayed on another island while he prepared to travel to North Sentinel. It was not his first time in the region: he had visited the Andaman islands in 2015 and 2016.

With help from a friend, Chau hired fishermen for $325 to take him there on a boat, Pathak said.

After the fishermen realized Chau had been killed, they left for Port Blair, the capital of the island chain, where they broke the news to Chau's friend, who in turn notified his family, Pathak said.

Police surveyed the island by air Tuesday, and a team of police and forest department officials used a coast guard boat to travel there Wednesday. Another trip was planned Thursday.

India has a hands-off approach to the island's people. Tribespeople killed two Indian fishermen in 2006 when their boat broke loose and drifted onto the shore, but Indian media reports say officials did not investigate or prosecute anyone in the deaths.

India recently changed some of its rules on visiting isolated regions in the Andamans. While special permits are required, scholars say visits are now theoretically allowed in some parts of the Andamans where they used to be entirely forbidden, including North Sentinel. Chau had no permit, police said.

Chau had wanted ever since high school to go to North Sentinel to share Christianity with the indigenous people, said Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Covenant Journey, a program that takes college students on tours of Israel to affirm their Christian faith. Chau went through that program in 2015.

"He didn't go there for just adventure. I have no question it was to bring the gospel of Jesus to them," Staver said.

Staver said Chau's last notes to his family on Nov. 16 told them that they might think he was crazy but that he felt it was worth it and asked that they not be angry if he was killed.

Before attending Oral Roberts University, Chau had lived in southwestern Washington state and went to Vancouver Christian High School. Phone messages left with relatives were not immediately returned Wednesday.

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Marysville-based technology helps improve transportation nationwide

Channel 10 news - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 08:57

Inconvenient surprises on the roads, such as icy patches, could become less surprising, thanks to new technology coming to life in central Ohio.

That technology, known as “connected vehicle technology,” allows vehicles, traffic lights, crosswalks, and other infrastructure to communicate. It is shaping the future of transportation across the United States, from a testing ground in Marysville.

DriveOhio, an initiative of the Ohio Department of Transportation, is collaborating with Honda and local partners to bring the largest ever research project with this smart system to life.

The project includes a 35-mile stretch of highway, as well as the entire city of Marysville, where all 27 traffic lights and 1,200 vehicles will be upgraded with connected technology.

With a simple upgrade, almost any car on the road can become a connected vehicle. Real-time alerts help to keep drivers and pedestrians safe, while data collected also allows traffic management centers to alleviate or avoid congestion, according to DriveOhio.

Data collected from each vehicle is completely anonymous but the information is used to help traffic management centers make adjustments such as re-timing traffic lights, opening the shoulder to traffic or adjusting speed limits in order to alleviate congestion.

This pilot project in Marysville is made up of the largest concentration of connected vehicles in the country, showing experts the impact the technology can have in larger cities where traffic has a serious impact on residents.

For more information, click here.

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Photos & Video: OSU Marching Band's 1st Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade performance

Channel 10 news - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 08:53

The Ohio State Marching Band appeared in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday for the first time in the school's history.

Check out some photos and video of The Best Damn Band In The Land in New York City:

We’re off! #MacysParade pic.twitter.com/tpnHR1bIj4

— The Ohio State University ❌arching Band (@TBDBITL) November 22, 2018

3️⃣0️⃣ minutes until TBDBITL steps off in the #MacysParade! pic.twitter.com/5WtuXv3Bal

— The Ohio State University ❌arching Band (@TBDBITL) November 22, 2018

✅ 3 a.m. #MacysParade rehearsal#GoBucks pic.twitter.com/SO6HVH0T1J

— The Ohio State University ❌arching Band (@TBDBITL) November 22, 2018

3️⃣0️⃣ minutes until TBDBITL steps off in the #MacysParade! pic.twitter.com/5WtuXv3Bal

— The Ohio State University ❌arching Band (@TBDBITL) November 22, 2018


Earlier this week, OSU Marching Band Member Kenneth Dungan told 10TV he was excited for the "once in a lifetime experience." But this week is more than just a trip to NYC Dungan and the other members of TBDBITL. It's also "Beat Michigan Week."

"I think performing in front of millions of people is going to be a once in a lifetime opportunity but coming back and performing in the rivalry game is something I'll never take for granted," Dungan said.

A double-dose of excitement: an opportunity to play before a big crowd in the Big Apple and to play a packed stadium in "The Game."

WATCH: OSU Marching Band performances

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President Trump delivers Thanksgiving message to US service members

Channel 10 news - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 08:39

PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump has delivered a Thanksgiving message to American service members on duty around the world, telling them by telephone, "Your courage truly inspires us."

President Trump told members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and U.S. Coast Guard that he and first lady Melania Trump wanted to express their "profound gratitude."

President Trump is spending his holiday in Palm Beach, Florida, at his private Mar-a-Lago club again this year.

He started Thursday morning tweeting as part of his extraordinary public dispute with Chief Justice John Roberts. President Trump is warning of "bedlam, chaos, injury and death" if the courts block his efforts to overhaul the nation's immigration laws.

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Couple finds winning $1.8M lottery ticket while cleaning house for Thanksgiving

Channel 10 news - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 08:27

A Louisiana couple has claimed a $1.8 million jackpot-winning ticket for the June 6th Louisiana Lottery Lotto drawing. CBS affiliate KLFY-TV reports the couple found the ticket while cleaning the house – and the ticket was just days from expiring.

The station reports that Harold and Tina Ehenrenberg of Mandeville say they found a pair of tickets they hadn't checked on a nightstand while they were cleaning for the Thanksgiving holiday.

"We have family coming into town for Thanksgiving, so I was cleaning up the house and found a few Lottery tickets on my nightstand that we hadn't checked," Tina Ehrenberg told KNOE.

The couple had just two weeks left to claim their prize - a jackpot that had to be claimed within 180 days of the drawing. "We kept checking the numbers again and again," Harold said. "Plus, I called the winning numbers hotline over and over."

The couple received roughly $1.27 million after state and federal tax withholdings. They plan to put the money away for retirement.

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Nissan board fires Ghosn as chairman following arrest

Channel 10 news - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 06:59

TOKYO — Nissan fired Carlos Ghosn as chairman Thursday, ending his nearly two-decade reign at the Japanese automaker due to alleged serious misconduct, including under-reporting of his income and misuse of company assets.

In an hour-long meeting, the company's board of directors voted unanimously to dismiss Ghosn as chairman and as a representative director, Nissan Motor Co. said in a statement.

Earlier this week, alliance partner Renault voted to keep him as its chief executive but appointed Thierry Bollore, its chief operating officer, as its interim chief.

Greg Kelly, who was arrested on suspicion of collaborating in the wrongdoing, will also be dismissed as representative director, Nissan said. The replacements will be decided later, it said.

Ghosn is suspected of under-reporting $44.6 million in income from 2011 to 2015, according to Tokyo prosecutors.

Nissan's board consists of nine members, including Ghosn and Greg Kelly. The seven other board members voted at the meeting, including two members from Nissan and two from Renault.

Ghosn and Kelly will remain on Nissan's board for now as that decision will be up to shareholders. No date has been set yet for a shareholders meeting.

Ghosn, 64, is also chairman at Mitsubishi Motors Corp., a smaller Japanese automaker that's partnering with the Renault-Nissan alliance. It said it was scheduling a board meeting for next week.

Ghosn and Kelly have been held at a Tokyo detention center since their arrests Monday.

Under Japanese law, suspects can be held for 20 days per possible charge without an official indictment. Additional charges can be tagged on, resulting in longer detentions. Neither has been charged so far.

The maximum penalty upon conviction for violating finance and exchange laws is 10 years in prison, a 10 million yen ($89,000) fine, or both.

A French citizen born in Brazil, Ghosn became something of a corporate superstar in Japan, leading Nissan's revival from near bankruptcy after Renault sent him to help in 1999. The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance led the industry with sales of 10.6 million vehicles in 2017.

Ghosn served as Nissan's chief executive from 2001 until last year. He became chief executive of Renault in 2005, leading the two automakers simultaneously. In 2016, he also became chairman of Mitsubishi Motors Corp. after Nissan took it into the alliance.

Kelly, 62, joined Nissan, maker of the Leaf electric car and Infiniti luxury models, in the U.S. in 1988. He became a board member in 2012. His background is in human resources and alliance management.

Analysts say the future of Nissan's alliance with Renault may be at stake, though the statement Thursday said the company's leadership was determined to minimize the impact from Ghosn's case on the partnership. Renault owns 43 percent of Nissan, and Nissan owns 15 percent of Renault.

Some within Nissan, including its current CEO Hiroto Saikawa, chafed at Ghosn's leadership. In a lengthy news conference on Monday, Saikawa said it was time for a change, and that too much power was concentrated in Ghosn, with too little credit given to the many others working for the company's success.

Janet Lewis, managing director and head of industrial research, Asia, at Macquarie Capital Securities in Tokyo, said in an interview that an adjustment was needed to give Nissan more say in the alliance with Renault.

The partnership remains crucial for both companies, she said, since apart from financial ties the companies share technology and parts.

The automakers need to be more like roommates than a married couple, "So they have to find a way to share their house and share all of their expertise because it's very necessary in terms of new automotive technology, new platform development," Lewis said.

"They need to figure out how they can continue this and still live happily together in the same house."

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Police looking for man accused of robbing west Columbus market

Channel 10 news - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 05:51

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Columbus Police are looking for a man they believe used a gun to rob a market in west Columbus.

It happened Wednesday at 8:35 p.m. when a man walked into Smith Market, located in the 2400 block of Sullivant Avenue and pulled out a black semi-automatic rifle.

Police say he pointed it at the cashier and demanded the cash from the register.

He took the money and fled northbound from the business.

Police say the suspect was described as a black man, around 5'10" tall, wearing all black clothing and carrying a green military style duffle bag.

Anyone with information about the suspect should call the Columbus Police Robbery Unit at 614-645-4665.

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Cleveland thanks LeBron, who carries Lakers past Cavs

Channel 10 news - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 05:29

CLEVELAND — Once the video tribute ended, a simple sentiment filled the giant scoreboard. Against a black backdrop, giant white letters delivered the heartfelt message.

Cleveland wanted to say something.

"THANK YOU, LeBRON," it said.

Eight years after he was treated like a thug, LeBron James was welcomed back properly.

Back on the court where he performed for 11 seasons, and under the title banner he helped raise, James returned to Cleveland and rallied the Los Angeles Lakers to a 109-105 win on Wednesday night over the Cavaliers, who played their best game of the season against their former teammate but couldn't stop him when it mattered most.

James finished with 32 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists. He also scored or assisted on 11 straight points as the Lakers overcame a 99-91 deficit in the fourth quarter.

But basketball took a backseat to James' homecoming, which was so different than his return in 2010, when betrayed Cleveland fans unleashed their fury on him.

There were no profane chants this time. No derogatory signs. No venom.

Only love, and James felt it.

"From the time we landed yesterday, it just felt a different way," he said. "I'm a different person. We're all different from eight years ago, both good and bad. But more importantly, this experience has been great. So it's all about growth and we all have grown from that moment eight years ago. So I kind of leave the past in the past and always focus on the present and see what happens in the future."

The Cavs, who came in a league-worst 2-13, gave James and the Lakers all they could handle. And even after giving up an eight-point lead, they had a chance to tie late, but Kyle Korver missed a wide-open 3-pointer with 17 seconds left and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope made four free throws in the final 15 to seal it for Los Angeles.

Jordan Clarkson had 20 points and Tristan Thompson 14 and 15 rebounds for Cleveland.

From the moment he stepped back onto Quicken Loans Arena floor, James was treated like a returning champion.

On the night before Thanksgiving, Cleveland said thanks to the Northeast Ohio son, the one who ended the city's 52-year championship drought.

"A hero has come back," Cavs coach Larry Drew said before tip-off.

James was the last Lakers player introduced before the game, presented with a line familiar to all Cavs fans: "A 6-foot-8 forward from St. Vincent-St. Mary High School," said arena announcer Sean Peebles. "Welcome home! LeBron James."

The crowd roared and stood as James walked out and huddled with his new teammates, who must have wondered what was in store for them.

But unlike that ugly night of Dec. 2, 2010, when James returned with the Miami Heat and was subjected to a toxic, charged atmosphere of hatred unlike anything seen before or since, this was a night for celebration — and maybe more closure.

James has moved on.

Cleveland, too.

With 8:09 left in the first quarter, James was saluted by the Cavs with a moving video tribute during a timeout. Images of James' playing days with Cleveland — highlighted by the Cavs' historic comeback to win the 2016 title — were shown along with video clips of his impact on the community, including his opening of the I Promise School in his hometown of Akron.

James was touched by the presentation. He bit his lower lip while walking back onto court and pointed to all corners of the building in appreciation, his chance to reconnect with a fan base he'll always share a special, if not complicated, relationship.

"I appreciate these fans, just as much as they appreciate me," he said. "Every single night we stepped on the floor, they always showed their appreciation to not only myself but to my teammates over these 11 years, especially the last four years —those championship runs that we were making. So that was just my salute to them for them appreciating what I was able to accomplish with my teammates and coaches along those four years."


Lakers: Coach Luke Walton is impressed with James' knack for blocking out external distractions. "The great ones have that ability," he said. "When they're on the basketball court nothing else matters, other than what they're trying to do. Their focus level seems to somehow get higher with the louder the noise gets. I don't know how. I don't know why."

Cavaliers: Did not commit a turnover in the first half. ... Starting G George Hill missed his sixth straight game with a sprained right shoulder sustained on Nov. 4. Hill has ramped up his on-court workouts in recent days and could be back soon. ... Drew said he was unaware of Smith's comments accusing the Cavs of "tanking." Drew believes his team is playing hard, and promised to nothing but coach his team to win. "To coach to lose, I don't understand that, I don't know how to do that," he said. "I don't know how anybody can do that. That's something I would never, ever do."


Earlier in the day, James made a surprise visit to his I Promise School, a refurbished elementary for at-risk kids he founded and plans to expand.

"It was grandparent's day," he said. "We kept it that way, we didn't tell none of the kids until I actually walked into all six of the classrooms individually, spent a good amount of time with those classrooms, my third and fourth graders. It was great. It was a good way to go into Thanksgiving, all of being thankful, the great lives they've had."


Following the game, the Lakers feasted on hamburgers, french fries and shakes from Swenson's, an Akron drive-in restaurant favored by James.

Sitting at his locker, James sipped on a banana shake and smiled.

"I'm good," he said. "I got my hometown food."


Lakers: Host Utah on Friday.

Cavaliers: At Philadelphia on Friday.

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A holiday miracle? Stores try to cut down on long lines

Channel 10 news - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 05:24

NEW YORK — Retailers will once again offer big deals and early hours to lure shoppers into their stores for the start of the holiday season. But they'll also try to get shoppers out of their stores faster than ever by minimizing the thing they hate most: long lines.

Walmart, Target and other large retailers are sending workers throughout their stores to check out customers with mobile devices. And at Macy's, shoppers can scan and pay for items on their own smartphones.

Retailers hope the changes will make in-store shopping less of a hassle. Long lines can irritate shoppers, who may leave the store empty-handed and spend their money elsewhere, or go online.

"I'm all about quick and convenient," says Carolyn Sarpy, who paid for a toy basketball hoop on a mobile device issued to a worker at a Walmart store in Houston. Sarpy says she "will turn around and walk out" of a store if she sees long lines.

Walmart says workers will stand in the busiest sections of stores, ready to swipe customer credit cards when they are ready to pay. To make them easier to find, workers wear yellow sashes that say, "Check out with me."

The world's largest retailer first tested the service in the spring at more than 350 stores in its lawn and garden centers. It fared well, Walmart says, and expanded the program for the holiday season.

Retailers are trying to catch up to technology giants. Apple, for example, has let those buying iPhones, laptops and other gadgets in its stores to pay on mobile devices issued to workers. And Amazon has been rolling out cashier-less convenience stores in San Francisco, Chicago and Seattle.

Barbara Kahn, a marketing professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, says shoppers know the technology is out there for faster shopping. "That makes them even more impatient," she says.

The true test of their success will be whether retailers can handle the big crowds who are expected to turn out for Black Friday weekend. The day after Thanksgiving is expected to be the busiest shopping day this year, according to retail analytics company ShopperTrak. The Saturday after Thanksgiving also ranks in the top 10.

"The biggest pain point on Black Friday is standing in line," says Jason Goldberg, senior vice president of commerce and content practice at consulting group SapientRazorfish.

J.C. Penney, which has been offering mobile checkout for years, says it sent an additional 6,000 mobile devices to stores this year so workers can check shoppers out quicker, like when lines get long on Black Friday. Other stores are testing it for the first time: Kohl's says iPad-wielding workers will roam 160 of its more than 1,100 stores.

Macy's, which announced its program in May, says customers need to use its mobile app to scan price tags and pay. After that, they have to go to a mobile checkout express line and show the app to a worker, who then removes security tags from clothing.

Target's mobile checkout program, which is being rolled out to all its 1,800 stores, is similar to Walmart's. Target says that at its electronics area, where there are usually two cash registers, four workers will be sent with handheld devices to help ring up customers buying TVs, video games and other devices.

"This is about servicing the guest however they want and as quickly as they want," says John Mulligan, Target's chief operating officer.

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Robber wearing white makeup, red lipstick holds up north Columbus bank

Channel 10 news - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 03:05

COLUMBUS - Columbus Police need help identifying a robber who wore an unusual disguise to carry out a crime.

On Wednesday, at approximately 1:23 p.m., a man robbed the US Bank on E. Dublin Granville Road. The man handed the teller a threatening note and demanded cash before taking off.

The suspect was wearing a reddish color wig with white makeup on his face and red lipstick. He is described as a black man in his mid-20s to early 30s, standing approximately 6-feet and weighing around 180-pounds.

Anyone with information as to the identity of the suspect is asked to call the Columbus Police Robbery Unit at 614-645-4665.

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Fairfield Co. sheriff warns drivers after nails placed on several roadways

Channel 10 news - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 01:55

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Ohio- The Fairfield County Sheriff's Office issued a warning overnight to drivers after someone placed nails on several roadways.

It was around 2:00 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning when the sheriff's office posted on its social media accounts about the incident.

Dispatchers say they had a few people call to report the nails in the roadway. Deputies went out to check and found nails on SR-158 north and south from SR-204 to Pleasantville Rd.; on SR-256 east to west from Snyder Church to SR-37; and on SR-204 from SR-158 to Millersport.

In addition to the Fairfield County Sheriff's Office, Ohio State Highway Patrol, ODOT, and the Baltimore Road Department responded. They are still working to clear the nails from the roadway. Dispatchers were unsure of how long that process would take.

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2018-11-22 ISS Sighting

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Date: Thursday Nov 22, 2018
Time: 6:49 PM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 23°
Approach: 11° above SSW
Departure: 23° above SSE

2018-11-23 ISS Sighting

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Date: Friday Nov 23, 2018
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Maximum Elevation: 14°
Approach: 10° above SSE
Departure: 11° above ESE

2018-11-23 ISS Sighting

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Time: 7:34 PM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 18°
Approach: 15° above WSW
Departure: 18° above WSW

2018-11-24 ISS Sighting

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Maximum Elevation: 71°
Approach: 16° above SW
Departure: 67° above ESE


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