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Postal Service honors entertainer Gregory Hines with stamp

Channel 10 news - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 07:42

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is honoring entertainer Gregory Hines with a Black Heritage Series stamp.

Acting chief postal inspector Gary Barksdale is hosting the first day of issue ceremony Monday at the Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York.

Hines, who was known for his unique style of tap dancing, won a Tony Award in 1992 for "Jelly's Last Jam." He died of cancer at age 57 in 2003.

The forever stamp features Hines smiling on one knee with one foot raised to show the taps on the bottom of his shoe.

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John Mayer to perform in Columbus this summer

Channel 10 news - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 06:46

COLUMBUS -- GRAMMY Award winning artist John Mayer has added Columbus to his list of stops for his 2019 World Tour.

The concert will take place at the Schottenstein Center on Saturday, Aug. 3, but tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 1 at noon.

Other nearby stops include Indianapolis, Pittsburgh and Detroit.

There is no opening act for this performance.


FRI 19-Jul Albany, NY Times Union Center

SAT 20-Jul Providence, RI Dunkin’ Donuts Center

MON 22-Jul Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center

TUE 23-Jul Washington D.C. Capital One Arena

THU 25-Jul New York, NY Madison Square Garden

FRI 26-Jul New York, NY Madison Square Garden

SUN 28-Jul Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arnena

TUE 30-Jul Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena

FRI 2-Aug Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena

SAT 3-Aug Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center

MON 5-Aug St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center

TUE 6-Aug Milwaukee, WI Fiserv Forum

THU 8-Aug Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena

FRI 9-Aug Charlotte, NC Spectrum Center

SUN 11-Aug Atlanta, GA State Farm Arena

MON 12-Aug Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse

WED 14-Aug Chicago, IL United Center

SAT 31-Aug Snowmass Village, CO Snowmass Mountain

MON 2-Sep Kansas City, MO Sprint Center

TUE 3-Sep St. Louis, MO Enterprise Center

THU 5-Sep Dallas, TX American Airlines Center

SAT 7-Sep San Antonio, TX AT&T Center

SUN 8-Sep Houston, TX Toyota Center

TUE 10-Sep Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena

WED 11-Sep San Diego, CA Viejas Arena

FRI 13-Sep Inglewood, CA The Forum

SAT 14-Sep Inglewood, CA The Forum

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Kamala Harris kicks off 2020 campaign, warns of divisions

Channel 10 news - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 05:18

OAKLAND, Calif. — Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris, standing outside of Oakland's city hall, formally kicked off her campaign for the White House by presenting herself as the leader who can best unite an America that is at an "inflection point" and facing a critical question.

"We are here because the American Dream and our American democracy are under attack and on the line like never before," Harris said Sunday. "And we are here at this moment in time because we must answer a fundamental question: Who are we? Who are we as Americans? So, let's answer that question to the world and each other right here and right now. America, we are better than this."

Harris, a first-term U.S. senator from California who announced her candidacy last Monday, rallied thousands of supporters at the Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland, her hometown and where she served as a prosecutor before becoming the state attorney general.

Harris invoked the speech that Robert F. Kennedy gave in 1968 when he announced that he would challenge President Lyndon B. Johnson, noting that Kennedy said "at stake is not simply the leadership of our party and even our country, it is our right to moral leadership of this planet."

Harris added, "So today I say to you, my friends: These are not ordinary times, and this will not be an ordinary election, but this is our America."

Harris' campaign is filled with historic possibility. If she ultimately wins the White House she would be the first African-American woman and first person of Asian descent to be president.

Harris, the daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and India, said that as she and her sister, Maya Harris, grew up in the East Bay they were "raised by a community with a deep belief in the promise of our country, and a deep understanding of the parts of that promise that still remain unfulfilled."

She has attributed her decision to become a lawyer and a prosecutor to her upbringing, and said Sunday that she and her sister were "raised to believe that public service is a noble cause and the fight for justice is everyone's responsibility."

She said she is running "with faith in God, with fidelity to country, and with the fighting spirit I got from my mother."

Harris's launch has drawn heavily on symbolism. She officially entered the race on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Campaign aides say she has drawn inspiration from Shirley Chisholm, a New York congresswoman who in 1972 became the first black woman to run for president from a major party.

Harris' first news conference as a candidate was on the campus of Howard University, the historically black college in the nation's capital that she attended as an undergraduate. On Friday, she was in South Carolina to speak to members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, of which she is a member. Other members of the group, wearing traditional pink and green, were on hand at Sunday's rally.

Her choice of Oakland for her campaign launch was both biographical and symbolic. The state of California has played a leading role in resistance to the presidency of Donald Trump. And Oakland itself, where she was born and spent her formative years, has a history of activism. The plaza outside City Hall where Harris spoke once housed Occupy Oakland's encampment. When Barack Obama ran for president in 2008, he picked the site for his first Bay Area campaign event.

Michael Ahrens, a spokesman for the Republican National Committee, called it "fitting" that Harris chose "the most liberal district in deep-blue California to launch her campaign."

Harris' campaign is expected to highlight her career as a prosecutor as part of her rationale for seeking the presidency. Harris was the first black woman elected district attorney in California, as well as the first woman, first African-American and first Asian-American to hold that job.

On Sunday, she said she has long known the criminal justice system to be "deeply flawed" but that she also knew the "profound impact law enforcement has on people's lives and its responsibility to give them safety and dignity."

Harris said throughout her life she has "only had one client: the people," echoing the words she has used in courtrooms and has adopted as her campaign's slogan.

Harris also did not shy away from taking on Trump directly, saying the U.S. welcomes refugees and calling the wall that Trump wants to build at the southern border a "medieval vanity project" that would not actually stop transnational gangs, which she noted she battled as state attorney general. She also said that, as president, she would "always speak with decency and moral clarity and treat all people with dignity and respect. I will lead with integrity. And I will tell the truth."

Harris is among the first major Democrats to jump into what is expected to be a crowded 2020 presidential contest.

Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York have announced exploratory committees. Former Maryland Rep. John Delaney and Julian Castro, federal housing chief under President Barack Obama and a former San Antonio mayor, already are in the race.

Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey, Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Bernie Sanders of Vermont may also run.

After the rally, Harris planned to her first trip to Iowa as a presidential candidate. In the weeks before last November's elections, she traveled to the leadoff caucus state to campaign on behalf of Democrats, and also visited other early-voting states.

Harris's campaign will be based in Baltimore and led by Juan Rodriguez, who managed her 2016 Senate campaign. Aides say the campaign will have a second office in Oakland.

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Body of missing university student found in northern Michigan

Channel 10 news - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 05:15

MARQUETTE, Mich. — Authorities say searchers have found the body of a Northern Michigan University student who went missing on a hike to photograph waterfalls in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

The search for 25-year-old Guiancarlo Estupigan began Friday in Marquette County's Ishpeming Township and continued over the weekend. Sheriff Greg Zyburt says Estupigan was found dead Sunday afternoon. WLUC-TV reports his body was found about 300 feet (91 meters) from a roadway.

Estupigan's roommate told the sheriff's office that he left Thursday afternoon amid snowy weather for a hike near the Yellow Dog River to take photographs of waterfalls.

When Estupigan failed to return, the roommate went searching and found Estupigan's vehicle in the Yellow Dog parking lot. The roommate reported him missing Friday afternoon.

Estupigan was a sophomore studying fish and wildlife management.

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Firefighters search mud after Brazil dam collapse; 58 dead

Channel 10 news - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 05:14

BRUMADINHO, Brazil — Firefighters are carefully moving over treacherous mud, sometimes walking, sometimes crawling, in search of survivors or bodies left by a dam collapse that buried mine buildings and surrounding neighborhoods with iron ore waste.

The confirmed death toll rose to 58, with up to 300 people still missing, authorities said. In an ominous sign, nobody was recovered alive Sunday, a stark difference from the first two days of the disaster, when helicopters were whisking people from the mud.

The slow speed of search efforts was due to the treacherous sea of reddish-brown mud that surged out when the mine dam breached Friday afternoon. It is up 24 feet (8 meters) deep in some places, and to avoid the danger of sinking and drowning searchers had to carefully walk around the edges or slowly crawl out onto the muck.

Even those efforts were suspended about 10 hours Sunday because of fears that a second mine dam in the southeastern city of Brumadinho was at risk of failing. An estimated 24,000 people were told to get to higher ground, but by afternoon civil engineers said the second dam was no longer at risk.

Areas of water-soaked mud appeared to be drying out, which could help firefighters get to areas previously unreachable. Still, it was slow going for the search teams, and residents were on edge.

"Get out searching!" a woman yelled at firefighters near a refuge set up in the center of Brumadinho. "They could be out there in the bush."

Brazilian searchers got reinforcements late Sunday, when more than 100 Israeli soldiers and other personnel arrived with plans to join recovery efforts.

Throughout the weekend, there was mounting anger at the giant Vale mining company, which operated the mine, and questions rose about an apparent lack of an alarm system Friday.

Caroline Steifeld said she heard warning sirens Sunday, but there was no alert when the dam collapsed Friday.

"I only heard shouting, people saying to get out. I had to run with my family to get to higher ground, but there was no siren," she said, adding that a cousin was still unaccounted for.

In an email, Vale told The Associated Press that the area has eight sirens, but "the speed in which the event happened made sounding an alarm impossible" when the dam burst.

People in Brumadinho desperately awaited word on their loved ones. Romeu Zema, the governor of Minas Gerais state, said that by now most recovery efforts would entail pulling out bodies.

The flow of waste reached the nearby community of Vila Ferteco and an occupied Vale administrative office. It buried buildings to their rooftops and an extensive field of the mud cut off roads.

Some residents barely escaped with their lives.

"I saw all the mud coming down the hill, snapping the trees as it descended. It was a tremendous noise," said a tearful Simone Pedrosa, from the neighborhood of Parque Cachoeira, 5 miles (8 kilometers) from where the dam collapsed.

For many, hope was evaporating.

"I don't think he is alive," Joao Bosco said of his cousin Jorge Luis Ferreira, who worked for Vale. "Right now, I can only hope for a miracle."

The carpet of mining waste also raised fears of widespread environmental contamination and degradation.

According to Vale's website, the waste is composed mostly of sand and is non-toxic. However, a U.N. report found that the waste from a similar disaster in 2015 "contained high levels of toxic heavy metals."

Over the weekend, courts froze about $3 billion from Vale assets for state emergency services and told the company to report on how they would help the victims.

Neither the company nor authorities had reported why the dam failed, but Attorney General Raquel Dodge promised to investigate. "Someone is definitely at fault, she said."

Dodge noted there are 600 mines in Minas Gerais alone that are classified as being at risk of rupture.

Another dam administered by Vale and Australian mining company BHP Billiton collapsed in 2015 in the city of Mariana in Minas Gerais, resulting in 19 deaths and forcing hundreds from their homes.

Considered the worst environmental disaster in Brazilian history, that disaster left 250,000 people without drinking water and killed thousands of fish. An estimated 60 million cubic meters of waste flooded nearby rivers and eventually flowed into the Atlantic Ocean.

Sueli de Oliveira Costa, who hadn't heard from her husband since Friday, had harsh words for the mining company.

"Vale destroyed Mariana and now they've destroyed Brumadinho," she said.

Other residents quietly noted that Vale was the main employer in the area.

"The company is responsible for a new tragedy, but it's the principal employer," said Diego Aparecido, who has missing friends who worked at Vale. "What will happen if it closes?"

Environmental groups and activists said the latest spill underscored the lack of environmental regulation in Brazil, and many promised to fight any further deregulation.

Marina Silva, a former environmental minister and presidential candidate, toured the area Sunday. She said Congress should bear part of the blame for not toughening regulations and enforcement.

"All the warnings have been given. We are repeating history with this tragedy," she told the AP. "Brazil can't become a specialist in rescuing victims and consoling widows. Measures need to be taken to avoid prevent this from happening again."

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Monday's Most Wanted: Dalton R. Greenwald

Channel 10 news - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 05:10

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is looking for 28-year-old Dalton R. Greenwald.

He is wanted on three counts of drug possession and one count for failing to appear in court.

Greenwald was last known to live on the west side of Columbus near Broad and Hague.

If you know where he is, you are asked to contact the Franklin County Sheriff's SWAT team at (614) 525-SWAT.

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Pres. Trump casts doubt on seeing a budget deal that he'd accept

Channel 10 news - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 04:58

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said the odds congressional negotiators will craft a deal to end his border wall standoff with Congress are "less than 50-50."

As hundreds of thousands of furloughed federal workers prepared to return to work, Trump told The Wall Street Journal that he doesn't think the negotiators will strike a deal that he'd accept. He pledged to build a wall anyway using his executive powers to declare a national emergency if necessary.

"I personally think it's less than 50-50, but you have a lot of very good people on that board," Trump said in an interview Sunday with the newspaper.

The president was referring to a bipartisan committee of House and Senate lawmakers that will consider border spending as part of the legislative process.

The president's standoff with Democrats on Capitol Hill is far from over and the clock is ticking. The spending bill Trump signed on Friday to temporarily end the partial government shutdown funds the shuttered agencies only until Feb. 15.

It's unclear if the Democrats will budge. Trump seemed girded for battle over the weekend, sending out a series of online messages that foreshadowed the upcoming fight with lawmakers. "BUILD A WALL & CRIME WILL FALL!" he tweeted.

Is Trump prepared to shut down the government again in three weeks?

"Yeah, I think he actually is," acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said. "He doesn't want to shut the government down, let's make that very clear. He doesn't want to declare a national emergency."

But Mulvaney said that at "the end of the day, the president's commitment is to defend the nation and he will do it with or without Congress."

The linchpin in the standoff is Trump's demand for $5.7 billion for his prized wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, a project Democrats consider an ineffective, wasteful monument to a ridiculous Trump campaign promise.

Asked if he'd willing to accept less than $5.7 billion to build a barrier on the southern border, Trump replied: "I doubt it." He added: "I have to do it right."

He also said he'd be wary of any proposed deal that exchanged funds for a wall for broad immigration reform. And when asked if he would agree to citizenship for immigrants who were illegally brought into the U.S. as children, he again replied, "I doubt it."

California Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the leading Republican in the House, said Democrats have funded border barriers in the past and are refusing this time simply because Trump is asking for it.

"The president is the only one who has been reasonable in these negotiations," he said.

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York, a member of the Democratic leadership in the House, said his colleagues are looking for "evidence-based" legislation.

"Shutdowns are not legitimate negotiating tactics when there's a public policy disagreement between two branches of government," he said.

Jeffries said that Democrats are willing to invest in additional infrastructure, especially at legal ports of entry where the majority of drugs come into the country.

"We're willing to invest in personnel. We're willing to invest in additional technology. ... In the past, we have supported enhanced fencing and I think that's something that's reasonable that should be on the table," he said.

Trump has asserted there is a "crisis" at the southern border requiring a wall, blaming previous presidents and Congress for failing to overhaul an immigration system that has allowed millions of people to live in the U.S. illegally.

Last month, he put that number at 35 million, while on Sunday he pegged it at 25.7 million-plus — figures offered without evidence. "I'm not exactly sure where the president got that number this morning," Mulvaney said.

Both are higher than government and private estimates.

His homeland security chief cited "somewhere" between 11 million and 22 million last month. In November, the nonpartisan Pew Research Center reported 10.7 million in 2016 — the lowest in a decade.

The president also tweeted Sunday that the cost of illegal immigration so far this year was nearly $19 billion; he didn't cite a source.

Compare that with research in 2017 from a conservative group, the Federation for American Immigration Reform, which advocates for less immigration: $135 billion a year or about $11.25 billion a month — a figure that included health care and education, plus money spent on immigration enforcement.

Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo. said that he thinks a compromise is possible.

"The president went from talking about a wall along the entire southern border at one point during the campaign ... to let's have barriers where they work and let's have something else where barriers wouldn't work as well," Blunt said.

The partial federal shutdown ended Friday when Trump gave in to mounting pressure, retreating from his demand that Congress commit to the border wall funding before federal agencies could resume work. The bill he signed did not provide the money Trump wanted for a barrier, which House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called "immoral" and has insisted Congress will not finance.

Mulvaney said Trump agreed to temporarily end the shutdown because some Democrats have stepped forward, publicly and privately, to say they agree with Trump's plan to better secure the border.

Mulvaney said they told Trump they couldn't split with Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, and work with the White House if the government remained closed.

"Everybody wants to look at this and say the president lost," Mulvaney said. "We're still in the middle of negotiations."

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Rare red panda goes missing from Belfast Zoo

Channel 10 news - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 04:54

LONDON- Officials say a rare red panda has gone missing from Belfast Zoo in Northern Ireland.

Belfast City Council officials said Monday the animal is not considered dangerous but warned the public not to approach it if it is spotted. Anyone seeing the animal is advised to call police.

Police also asked motorists to be alert because the panda has not been exposed to roads before. The red panda left the zoo premises on Sunday, it was not exactly clear how.

Two red panda cubs were born at the zoo in June. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature says the red panda faces a very high risk of extinction.

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Several dead, hurt in Perry County mobile home fire

Channel 10 news - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 03:05

PERRY COUNTY, Ohio - The New Lexington Police and Fire Department confirms that more than one person has died in a fire in a mobile home.

Dispatchers received a call at 12:24 Monday morning alerting them to a fire in the 300 block of N. State Street.

Authorities say they have confirmed fatalities in the fire, and multiple other victims were transported from the scene to various hospitals throughout the area.

Investigators could not provide any information on the people deceased or injured at this time. A woman at the scene told 10TV a couple and their five children lived in the home.

“This is still a very active investigation,” said Chief of Police, Scott Ervin. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, their families and first responders who worked diligently at the scene."

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1 in custody following barricade situation in southwest Columbus

Channel 10 news - Sun, 01/27/2019 - 20:55

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Police said one person was taken into custody after a barricade situation in southwest Columbus Sunday night.

Columbus police said officers were called to the 4600 block of Bay Run Drive for a domestic situation possibly involving a gun.

A female said she was assaulted, according to police.

Police said at least one neighboring unit was evacuated and there are no reports of anyone being taken to the hospital.

As fo 11:30 p.m. the scene was clearing.

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Columbus police: 2 injured in near east side shooting

Channel 10 news - Sun, 01/27/2019 - 19:51

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Two people were taken to the hospital after a shooting on the city of Columbus’ near east side Sunday night.

Police said a person was shot in the 400 block of South Champion Avenue around 9:20 p.m.

That person was taken to Grant Medical Center in critical condition.

Police said a second person was hit by a stray bullet in the 400 block of South Ohio Avenue and taken to Grant Medical Center in stable condition.

No other information was immediately available.

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Columbus church celebrates after mother claiming sanctuary there allowed to stay in US

Channel 10 news - Sun, 01/27/2019 - 19:19

An immigrant mother living in a northwest Columbus church to avoid deportation has been allowed to stay in the U.S.

Just North United Church of Christ held a celebration for her Sunday afternoon in light of the news.

For nearly three months, the mother of three called the church home in an effort to avoid deportation.

The woman at the center of this case, who the church calls "Angelica," is not being shown to protect her privacy and she was not at Sunday’s event.

Attorneys for the woman say she is the first person in sanctuary in Ohio ever to win legal relief from Immigration Customs Enforcement. Angelica is now able to legally stay in the U.S. because she has officially obtained her U visa, a special visa set aside for victims of certain types of crimes.

Members of the congregation who worked one-on-one with the woman say their effort to keep her safe as she navigated the lengthy and labor-intensive legal process was one of love.

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Ohio to begin accepting state income tax returns

Channel 10 news - Sun, 01/27/2019 - 07:43

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Department of Taxation will begin accepting 2018 state income tax returns, including online.

Ohioans can start filing their returns on Monday. More than 5.5 million Ohio taxpayers are expected to file by the April 15 deadline.

Changes this year include:

  • An increase in the maximum deduction for Medical Savings Account contributions;
  • Increases to tax-free contributions to an Ohio 529 plan or to a STABLE account to a maximum of $4,000 per beneficiary;
  • An inflation adjustment to the personal exemption and the tax brackets;
  • A new deduction for income earned by out-of-state business owners and nonresident employees who conduct disaster work in Ohio during a disaster response, and
  • Shorter, simpler tax booklet instructions.

Some taxpayers still will be directed to take an identification quiz the state says protects against fraud.

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1 dead after stabbing in Reynoldsburg

Channel 10 news - Sun, 01/27/2019 - 07:32

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio-- One man is dead after being stabbed Saturday, according to Reynoldsburg police.

At approximately 2:05 a.m., Reynoldsburg police officers responded to a call of a reported stabbing on Rodebaugh Road.

The victim, Delbert Wise, was found with multiple stab wounds when police arrived. He was taken to Mount Carmel East where he later died.

The suspect, Tasean Fritz, was arrested and charged with murder.

Fritz has been transported to Franklin County Jail.

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Man killed in head-on crash in Hocking County

Channel 10 news - Sun, 01/27/2019 - 06:48

LOGAN, Ohio-- Troopers from the Athens Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal crash in Hocking County.

It happened just before 9 a.m. Saturday on State Route 595 just south of Stout Road.

Christopher Good, 44, of Carbon Hill, was driving southbound on SR-595 in a Toyota Yaris when he was struck head-on by a Chevrolet Avalanche traveling left of the center median northbound on SR-595.

According to authorities, Good was pronounced dead on the scene by the Hocking County Coroner's Office. A juvenile passenger in Good’s vehicle was taken to Hocking Valley Community Hospital by the Hocking County EMS where she was treated and released with non-incapacitating injuries.

The driver of the Avalanche was also taken to the Hocking Valley Community Hospital by Hocking County EMS with non-incapacitating injuries.

The crash remains under investigation and troopers remind motorists to remain alert while driving and avoid driving drowsy.

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Police offer reward for information in homicide case from last year

Channel 10 news - Sun, 01/27/2019 - 06:31

COLUMBUS-- Police are searching for more information in a homicide case that took place last year.

On Tuesday, Oct. 16, at approximately 2:37 a.m., Columbus police say officers were called to the 1000 block of Bryden Road on a report of a man lying in the parking lot.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found the man, later identified as Jamareil Tamonte Caldwell, unresponsive and suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at 2:45 a.m.

Investigation revealed that multiple gunshots were reported in the Fairwood Avenue area near Kent Street at approximately 2:23 a.m.

Police say Caldwell and an acquaintance were in that area when he was shot.

The acquaintance drove Caldwell to the Bryden Road address where he called the police.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for any information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of the person(s) responsible for this crime. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477) or go to their website at www.stopcrime.org and e-mail your tip.

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Armed robbery takes place near Ohio State's campus

Channel 10 news - Sat, 01/26/2019 - 23:38

COLUMBUS-- An armed robbery took place near Ohio State University's campus Sunday, according to Ohio State University Emergency Management.

It happened at the 100 block of E. 15th Avenue around 12:25 a.m., according to a tweet from OSU Emergency Management.

An armed robbery took place, off campus, in the 100 block of E. 15th Ave around 12:25am this morning. If you saw anything, please contact @ColumbusPolice at 614-645-4545. #SeeSomethingSaySomething

— OSU Emergency Mngmnt (@OSU_EMFP) January 27, 2019

Police are asking anyone with information to contact Columbus police at 614-645-4545.

Stay with 10TV and 10TV.com for updates on this developing story.

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Vigil held for husband and wife killed in robbery

Channel 10 news - Sat, 01/26/2019 - 20:59

“My mom was my best friend. She had me young. We had more of a friend relationship than mother daughter,” said Allie.

Allie is describing her mom, Karen Arrington. Karen, along with her husband, Joseph Arrington were shot inside players paradise last Sunday, in what police say was an armed robbery that ended in tragedy. Both Karen and Joseph worked at the internet cafe.

They gathered to say goodbye and hope someone will step up and say something. Karen and Joseph Arrington were shot and killed last week during a robbery at an Internet cafe where they worked. pic.twitter.com/0zpEaTSEdj

— Lacey Crisp (@LaceyCrisp) January 27, 2019

This group of friends, family, and customers gather to remember the warm woman with a smile.

“In my heart, we are going to get justice. It may not be now, or two months from now, but we are going to get justice,” Allie said.

They are asking for your help in getting justice.

“Everyone to keep their eyes and ears open. Let's get these monsters off the streets,” Allie said.
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Police investigate after teen struck by gunfire in east Columbus

Channel 10 news - Sat, 01/26/2019 - 20:40

Police are investigating after a teenager was struck by gunfire in east Columbus Saturday.

It happened at approximately 4:31 p.m. near the 900 block of Wilson Avenue. Police say a 16-year-old was walking in an alleyway when he heard gunshots.

He was struck in the upper body by gunfire and was taken to a local hospital in stable condition.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Columbus Police Assault Unit at (614) 645-4141 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at (614) 461-TIPS.

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Akron says cyberattack forced shutdown of city help line

Channel 10 news - Sat, 01/26/2019 - 20:16

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Officials say a financially motivated cyberattack on computer servers forced an Ohio city to shut down its 311 call center line as it prepared to dig out from a snowstorm.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports a city of Akron spokeswoman says the attack included ransomware that demanded thousands of dollars. Ransomware is malicious software that threatens to publish a target's data or block access to it.

Mayor Dan Horrigan said at a news conference Friday the city learned of the attack Tuesday and that it also targeted "critical" hardware and software systems.

The FBI and Ohio State Highway Patrol have joined Akron's investigation into the attack. Gov. Mike DeWine on Friday approved Horrigan's request for state help and activated eight cybersecurity experts from the Ohio National Guard Cyber Team.

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