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Police searching for suspect in fatal overdose of Dublin teen

Channel 10 news - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 15:07

Police are searching for a man wanted in connection with the overdose death of a 17-year-old girl in Grandview earlier this year.

Haleah Myers was found in the basement of a home in the 1200 block of Broadview Avenue in March. The Franklin County Coroner confirmed she died of a fentanyl overdose.

Grandview police have filed an arrest warrant for 19-year-old Benjamin Bussey for involuntary manslaughter and corrupting another with drugs.

Haleah Myers

According to court documents, Bussey is accused injecting Myers with fentanyl. Court records also state that once Myers was unconscious, Bussey left the scene.

Investigators believe that Bussey has left Ohio and may currently be in California.

Court records describe Bussey as 5 feet 9 inches, 160 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

If anyone has information on the whereabouts for Bussey, you are asked to contact the Grandview Heights Police Department at 614-488-7901.

Three additional people in the home where Myers was found were arrested for various narcotics and evidence tampering offenses.

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Crash in Marion County turns fatal nearly a week later

Channel 10 news - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 14:00

MARION – A man died nearly a week after a crash which occurred July 12 in Marion County.

The crash happened at about 3:35 p.m. July 12 at the intersection of Owens Road and Maple Grove Road.

The crash involved a silver 2007 Hyundai Entourage driven by Emmett G. Ledford, 87, of Marion and a red 2013 Freightliner driven by a 45-year-old Edison man.

Ledford was northbound on Maple Grove road, stopped at Owens Road. The Freightliner was westbound on Owens Road. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ledford failed to yield attempting to turn left onto Owens road when the Hyundai was struck by the Freightliner and both vehicles were pushed off the south side of the roadway.

Ledford was transported to Marion General and later taken to Grant Hospital in Columbus, where he later died. The crash remains under investigation.

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Judge gives 2-year sentence for teacher who fired gun in classroom

Channel 10 news - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 13:49

DALTON, Ga. — A teacher who fired a gun inside a Georgia classroom has been sentenced to two years behind bars.

News outlets report that 53-year-old Jesse Randal Davidson was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty in a Whitfield County courtroom to multiple charges, including criminal damage to property in the first degree.

Once released from prison, Davidson will be on probation for eight years.

Davidson had been a social studies teacher at Dalton High School when he barricaded himself inside a locked classroom in February and fired a single shot from a handgun.

No students were in the classroom at the time, and Davidson surrendered after a school resource officer talked him out of his classroom.

The incident happened two weeks after 17 were killed in a shooting at a Florida high school.

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Marion man found guilty of robbing Union Bank last year

Channel 10 news - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 13:23

MARION -- A Marion man was found guilty on Monday for robbery, kidnapping, use of a hoax weapon of mass destruction and inducing panic after robbing a bank in Marion last August.

According to the Marion County Prosecutor, Todd P. Smith robbed the Union Bank on Richland Road on August 17, 2017.

Smith entered the bank, demanded money and then indicated that he had a bomb. He exited the bank with $4,142. He was apprehended two days later by the Marion Police Department.

"This conviction was the result of some the most outstanding police work I have seen,” Marion County Prosecutor, Ray Grogan, said. “The Marion Police Department was able to piece together Mr. Smith's criminal activities by pouring over hours of surveillance footage from multiple businesses in the community and ultimately were able to track Mr. Smith's movements before, after and during the robbery. Also, the brave employees at Union Bank were able to give a description of Mr. Smith."

A sentencing date of Smith has yet to be set.

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Trump talks tougher, now says he warned Putin on meddling

Channel 10 news - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 13:16

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump spent a second day Wednesday managing the political fallout from his widely criticized meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin, shifting stances and mopping up what the White House said were misstatements.

His toughness with the longtime American foe in question, Trump said he told the Russian president face-to-face during Monday's summit to stay out of America's elections "and that's the way it's going to be."

That rhetoric marked a turnabout from Trump's first, upbeat description of his sit-down with Putin. Still, Trump backtracked on whether Russia is currently targeting U.S. elections. When asked the question Wednesday, he answered "no," a reply that put him sharply at odds with recent public warnings from his own intelligence chief.

Hours later, the White House stepped in to say Trump's answer wasn't what it appeared.

The zigzagging laid bare the White House's search for a path out of trouble that has dogged the administration's discussions of Russia from the start, but spiraled after Trump's trip to Helsinki. After days of criticism from both Democrats and Republicans, Trump — a politician who celebrates his brash political incorrectness — has appeared more sensitive than usual to outside opprobrium.

The scale of the bipartisan outcry at Trump's stance toward Putin has only been rivaled by his 2017 waffling over condemning white supremacist demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia.

"I let him know we can't have this," Trump told CBS News of his conversations with Putin. "We're not going to have it, and that's the way it's going to be."

Would he hold Putin personally responsible for further election interference? "I would, because he's in charge of the country."

The CBS interview came at the end of two days of shifting statements.

On Monday, Trump appeared to question the findings of U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.

His reservations, expressed 18 months into his presidency and as he stood standing next to Putin on foreign soil, prompted blistering criticism at home, even from prominent fellow Republicans.

On Tuesday, he delivered a scripted statement to "clarify" — his word — his remarks Monday. He said he misspoke by one word when he said he saw no reason to believe Russia had interfered in the 2016 U.S. election.

On Wednesday, he was asked during a Cabinet meeting if Russia was still targeting the U.S., and he answered "no" without elaborating. That came just days after National Intelligence Director Dan Coats sounded an alarm, comparing the cyberthreat today to the way U.S. officials said before 9/11 that intelligence channels were "blinking red" with warning signs that a terror attack was imminent.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said later Wednesday that Trump actually was saying "no" to answering additional questions — even though he subsequently went on to address Russia.

"The president is wrong," GOP Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said of Trump's one-word response. Told that Sanders had since clarified, she responded: "There's a walk-back of the walk-back of the walk-back of the walk-back? This is dizzying."

Trump has refined and sharpened his presentation in the two days since Helsinki.

At the news conference with Putin, he was asked if he would denounce what happened in 2016 and warn Putin never to do it again, and he did not directly answer. Instead, he went into a rambling response, including demands for investigation of Hillary Clinton's email server and his description of Putin's "extremely strong and powerful" denial of meddling.

Trump asserted Wednesday at the White House that no other American president has been as tough on Russia. He cited U.S. sanctions and the expulsion of alleged Russian spies from the U.S., telling reporters that Putin "understands it, and he's not happy about it."

The muddied waters have deepened critics' concerns that Trump is not taking threats to the U.S. electoral system seriously enough. Pressed on why Trump has repeatedly passed on opportunities to publicly condemn Putin's actions, Sanders suggested Trump was working to make the most of an "opportunity" for the two leaders to work together on shared interests.

One such opportunity is what Trump termed an "incredible offer" from Putin to allow the U.S. access to Russians accused of election hacking and other interference. In exchange, Putin wants Russian interviews of Americans accused by the Kremlin of unspecified crimes.

Sanders said Trump was still weighing the offer with his team, adding, "We've committed to nothing." Russian officials have said they want to interview Kremlin critics Bill Browder and former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul.

McFaul tweeted Wednesday that he hoped the White House would denounce "this ridiculous request from Putin."

Lawmakers have urged Trump to reject the deal.

"We're going to make sure that Congress does everything it can to protect this country," said Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., who heads up the GOP's campaign arm.

A number of senators are swiftly signing on to a bipartisan bill from Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., that would slap new sanctions on Russia or any other country caught posting ads, running fake news or otherwise interfering with election infrastructure.

Sanders called the legislation "hypothetical" and declined to say whether the president would back it.

Van Hollen said Trump "isn't willing to protect the integrity of our democracy in the United States, so Congress has to act."

Two other lawmakers, Sens. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Chris Coons, D-Del., will try to force a vote Thursday on a resolution backing the intelligence community's findings that Russia interfered in the 2016 election and must be held accountable. A similar House vote Tuesday failed on a party-line vote.

The Republican chairman of the Senate intelligence committee, Richard Burr of South Carolina, said if Trump doubts that Russia would again try to intervene, "He needs to read the intelligence."

At the Hudson Institute think tank in Washington last Friday, Coats said, "We are not yet seeing the kind of electoral interference in specific states and voter data bases that we experienced in 2016; however, we fully realize that we are just one click on a keyboard away from a similar situation repeating itself."

His comments came the same day the Justice Department unveiled an indictment against 12 Russian military intelligence officers for their role in hacking Democratic groups during the 2016 campaign.

"The president was flat out wrong," Michael Morell, former deputy and acting director of the CIA said about Trump's remarks after the Cabinet meeting. "The Russians continue to interfere in our democracy. In fact, they never stopped."

Contrary to the U.S. government's fears leading up to the 2016 president election, hacking the nation's election infrastructure appeared to take a back seat to stealing and leaking salacious documents from the Democratic National Committee and House Democrats' campaign arm.

The success of the apparent dress rehearsal does not bode well for the upcoming election cycles in 2018 and 2020, as intelligence leaders have noted the ongoing and increasing threat by Russian hackers.

Federal officials ultimately determined that at least 18 states had their election systems targeted in some fashion, and possibly up to 21 found scanning of their networks for possible vulnerabilities, according to a report issued by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in May.

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Law used to arrest Stormy Daniels will no longer be prosecuted according to City Attorney

Channel 10 news - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 12:42

COLUMBUS – A press release sent by Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein said a loophole in the law regarding the Community Defense Act will be troublesome to enforce and will no longer be prosecuted by his office.

The memo explains that it is the legal advice of Klein that Revised Code Section 2907.40(C)(2) “should not be enforced at this time, and that charges filed pursuant to this subsection subsequent to this memo will not be prosecuted.”

“In light of the recent charges filed under this statute, we have recognized there is a glaring inequitable application of the law, which treats people differently for the same conduct based on the frequency of their appearances at sexually oriented businesses,” Klein said. “For this reason, and for the concern over the definition of ‘patron’ as applied to law enforcement, we have issued a directive to the Columbus Division of Police to notify them that we will no longer be prosecuting these charges.”

The memo, however, went on to say that it should not prevent Columbus Police from conducting investigations relative to other vice-related offenses, narcotics or human trafficking.

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Elderly man killed in hit-skip crash in Licking County

Channel 10 news - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 12:22

LICKING COUNTY - The Licking County Sheriff's Office says an elderly man walking along a road was struck and killed by a vehicle Wednesday morning.

The incident happened around 11 a.m. along State Route 13 north of Saint Louisville.

The driver of the vehicle left the scene after hitting the man. Authorities said they located both the driver and vehicle involved.

The name of the driver and victim were not immediately available for release, according to officials.

State Route 13 was reopened shortly after 3 p.m.

This crash remains under investigation.

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Boy reported for unlicensed hot dog stand gets help

Channel 10 news - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 11:35

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 13-year-old entrepreneur who was reported for operating a hot dog stand outside his house without a license is now getting help from the Minnesota Department of Health.

Minnesota Public Radio reports that the agency received a complaint about Jaequan Faulkner's stand this summer. But instead of shutting down the operation, the agency decided to help.

Daniel Huff is the environmental health director for the department. He says his agency was excited to help a young man with such drive and that health inspectors even pitched in for the $87 permit.

Jaequan says he's overwhelmed by the support. He started the hotdog stand with help from his uncle, who says Jaequan handles 90 percent of the business.

Jaequan says he's thinking about donating some of earnings to charities that help people with depression.

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Rep. Jim Jordan interviewed in doctor sex abuse inquiry

Channel 10 news - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 11:34

COLUMBUS, Ohio — U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, who used to coach wrestling at Ohio State University, was interviewed by a law firm investigating allegations that a now-dead team doctor sexually abused male athletes there decades ago, his spokesman confirmed Wednesday.

The Ohio Republican spoke Monday morning with the firm looking into allegations against Dr. Richard Strauss and how the school responded to any complaints about Strauss, said spokesman Ian Fury, who declined to discuss details of the conversation.

"He told them the same things he's told everybody in the press," Fury said. "You know, the story stays the same because the truth doesn't change."

Jordan has publicly said he was never aware of abuse when he was an assistant coach from 1987 to 1995, and he has repeatedly denied some former wrestlers' claims that he knew they were inappropriately groped by Strauss.

A watchdog group and a former special counsel to President Barack Obama have soughtan ethics review of the congressman, who is a founder of the conservative Freedom Caucus and potential contender for House speaker.

A string of former coaching colleagues and ex-athletes have spoken up in defense of Jordan, with some of them also saying they never knew of abuse while at Ohio State. House Speaker Paul Ryan also defended Jordan, calling him "a man of integrity."

Jordan had said he would cooperate with investigators and that victims deserve justice if abuse occurred.

The university announced the independent investigation months ago and has said the allegations against Strauss now involve male athletes from 14 sports, as well as Strauss' work at the student health center and his off-campus medical office.

Former wrestlers this week have filed two federal lawsuits against Ohio State alleging that it ignored concerns raised about sexual abuse by a now-dead team doctor during the two decades he worked there. The lawsuits were brought by a total of five former wrestlers who allege they were victims of sexual misconduct by Strauss.

Both lawsuits seek unspecified monetary damages and propose to represent all Ohio State students mistreated by Strauss.

Ohio State has said the university response to concerns about Strauss is a key focus of the independent investigation.

Former wrestling team captain Dave Mulvin has said he raised concerns to another doctor at the student health center back in the late 1970s after Strauss fondled him during an exam. Mulvin said the other doctor shrugged it off.

Strauss was employed by the university for two decades until he retired in 1998. He killed himself in 2005.

His family has said they were "shocked and saddened" to learn of the allegations and want to know the truth.

Ohio State has said more than 150 former athletes and witnesses have been interviewed so far, and the school has urged anyone with information to contact the investigators from the Seattle-based law firm Perkins Coie.

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Twins closer Fernando Rodney leaves game early to become U.S. citizen

Channel 10 news - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 11:21

Minnesota Twins closer Fernando Rodney is used to coming into games in the ninth inning to get the final three outs. But in an unusual move, Twins manager Paul Molitor summoned Rodney to replace starter Fernando Romero in the fifth inning in a game on Sunday. Rodney then left the game early.

Was it a new-age strategy? No, Rodney had a flight to catch so the Dominican Republic native could be in Miami on Monday for an immigration hearing.

Rodney thanked the team in an Instagram post Monday for allowing him to catch his flight -- and revealed he is now a U.S. citizen.

"Today I fly the American Flag but in my heart always hold my Dominican Flag," he wrote. "I want to thank all those who have been with me throughout the process and especially thank the @twins organizations for allowing me to catch my flight. Big thanks to the @tigers who made this dream possible 19 years ago."

After 19 years in this wonderful country today I am blessed to say that I am an official US Citizen. Today I fly the American Flag but in my heart always hold my Dominican Flag. I want to thank all those who have been with me throughout the process and especially thank the @twins organizations for allowing me to catch my flight. Big thanks to the @tigers who made this dream possible 19 years ago. #USA #USCIS #bluepassport #dominicanamerican @mlb @mlb_dr

A post shared by Fernando Rodney (@fernandorodney3635) on Jul 16, 2018 at 8:28am PDT

The Twins won Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays 11-7.

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Ohio teacher loses license over sexual misconduct with student

Channel 10 news - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 10:31

HAMILTON, Ohio — An Ohio high school teacher and volleyball coach who pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct with a student has lost her teaching license.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports 31-year-old Hilary Dattilo had her teaching license revoked earlier this month after she pleaded guilty to a felony charge of gross sexual imposition.

Police began investigating the former Hamilton High School teacher after parents reported possible inappropriate contact between Dattilo and a 16-year-old girl.

Schools Superintendent Larry Knapp says Dattilo started working at the district in August, and she was placed on unpaid leave in December.

Dattilo faces up to 18 months in prison during her sentencing scheduled for July 31.

She will have to register as a sex offender as part of her plea deal.

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Charges dropped against women arrested with Stormy Daniels

Channel 10 news - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 10:07

COLUMBUS -- The two women who were arrested alongside Stormy Daniels at Sirens, a strip club in Columbus, will not be prosecuted by the city.

City attorney Zach Klein told 10TV Wednesday, "After reviewing the charges for each of these cases closely, I've determined that the facts of these cases do not meet the elements required to prosecute under this law."

Klein says one of the women did not meet the law's requirement of "touching a 'patron,'" and the other woman did not meet the requirement of appearing "nude or semi-nude."

The charges against Stormy Daniels were dropped last week because she did not make regular appearances at the location.

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Delaware County Sheriff looking for missing 16-year-old boy

Channel 10 news - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 09:36

The Delaware County Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing 16-year-old boy.

Gabriel Gentner was last seen around midnight Tuesday in the Ostrander area. He is described as 5-foot-9-inches tall and about 140 pounds with light brown hair, a full beard, and often wears dark clothing. He was last seen in navy blue T-shirt.

According to the sheriff, he has somewhat limited verbal abilities and may communicate, or respond with simple yes or no answers.

He is not believed to be dangerous. Please call 740-833-2800 if you see him or if you have any helpful information.

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Ford recalls 550K vehicles that can roll away unexpectedly

Channel 10 news - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 08:21

DETROIT — Ford is recalling about 550,000 cars and SUVs in North America to fix a gearshift problem that could cause the vehicles to roll away unexpectedly.

The recall covers certain 2013 through 2016 Fusion sedans and some 2013 and 2014 Escape small SUVs.

Ford says a bushing that attaches the shifter cable to the transmission can fall off. If this happens, the driver could shift into park but the vehicle could be in another gear. That could let the vehicle roll, increasing the risk of injury or crash.

The company says it doesn't know of any crashes or injuries. Ford is advising owners to use the parking brake.

Dealers will replace the shifter bushing at no cost. Owners will be notified by July 30. Parts should be available late this quarter.

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Dublin police investigating "suspicious death" inside home

Channel 10 news - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 08:13

DUBLIN -- Police are investigating a suspicious death after a body was found inside a home in Dublin.

Investigators are currently in the 5700 block of Ennishannon Place. Police say there is one victim. The call came in just after 7:30 a.m.

According to police, there is no threat to Dublin or surrounding areas in the neighborhood.

No other information was immediately available.

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

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Terminally ill dog gets free cheeseburgers for life at Ohio Burger King

Channel 10 news - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 07:24

A family dog will live out the rest of his days with a happy stomach thanks to Burger King. One of the fast-food chain's restaurants in Toledo, Ohio is treating 10-year-old Cody, a Boxer-Lab mix who has terminal cancer, to his favorite snack -- cheeseburgers -- for free.

In a heartfelt tweet, Alex Karcher explained his ordeal, revealing his family only learned about Cody's diagnosis recently and only has a few months to live.

Thanks to @BurgerKing for showing so much love and kindness towards my family and our dog, Cody. It’s appreciated more than words can describe. pic.twitter.com/KsKnfXtv0S

— Karch (@AKarchh) July 16, 2018

"My family and I were heartbroken over the news, but we decided we wanted to try and make the last part of his life the best we could," he wrote. "Everyday since we found out, we've gotten him a plain cheeseburger to eat with his many medications to make it easier and more enjoyable for him."

Then on Sunday, when Karcher visited a Burger King on Alexis Road to get Cody's burger, an employee politely asked why he was getting a plain burger -- and he told her why. The Burger King employee left to speak with her manager, who said Cody could eat cheeseburgers for free at their location, according to Karcher.

"I can't explain how much that means to us, and my family and I are beyond appreciative," Karcher wrote, adding the employees at the location are "the best around."

Burger King's corporate Twitter account responded to Karcher's tweet, saying "the world needs more kindness and empathy."

"Thank you for giving us the chance to do this for Cody," the account replied.

Lynn Morris, Karcher's mother, told CBS affiliate WTOL-TV her family wants the rest of Cody's days to be as comfortable as possible.

"He's such a loyal dog," Morris said. "We call him 'our old gentleman' because of how he looks out for us. We wanted to thank him for being such a good boy."

She also expressed her gratitude to the Burger King workers for their act of kindness and wanted to remind people to always adopt their pets -- after all, she took in Cody when he was just 8 weeks old.

"They turn out to be the best companions," she said.

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Youth football players encouraged to learn "cheek to cheek" tackling techniques

Channel 10 news - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 06:37

COLUMBUS - Ohio State Football coaches are encouraging youth football coaches to teach responsible tackling, hoping new techniques will reduce the risk of concussions and complications later in life.

A new study from Boston University says kids should not play football before the age of 12. The study suggests that playing football prior to the age of 12 may lead to problems later in life, including behavioral and depression issues associated with CTE.

Dr. Chris Kaeding, executive director of sports medicine at Ohio State and lead doctor for the football team, says this report is very interesting and something parents should know. Dr. Kaeding says more research is needed on the topic.

"It still has this growing evidence that there is some concern about the immature brain, you know having some concussions," Dr. Kaeding says. "I do think we have to be aware of that, be concerned about it and obviously we need a lot more study about concussions."

Dr. Kaeding says the most important thing parents can do is to make sure their kids are playing the game correctly and that they are receiving proper coaching.

"You know we are looking at better technique, rules changes, trying to control exposure and better equipment," Dr. Kaeding said. "You do those kinds of things and you can make football much safer in those regards."

Head OSU football coach Urban Meyer stresses the importance of playing the game the right way. The football program held a clinic for youth coaches to teach them safe tackling techniques. Alex Grinch, the co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach, said coaches have a duty to keep players safe on the field.

"We have a responsibility in a full-contact sport to put guys in a situation that they can play the game and feel safe doing so," Grinch said. "There is absolutely assumed risk in all sports and like I said, you are putting pads on for a reason."

At Ohio State they are teaching the "cheek to cheek" method when it comes to tackling. Football coach Tim Hinton says it is all about tackling low around the waste while protecting the head.

"Cheek to cheek means we are taking the cheek of our face and we are putting it on the cheek of the back side," Hinton said. "We are making sure we tackle low, and what we are doing is we want to kill the engine, which means the legs no longer turn. We have the ability to stop a running back or wide receiver from moving on from there."

While there will always be risks when playing a contact sport like football, Grinch says there is one simple rule to remember.

"Never lead with your head," Grinch said. "We talk about lead with your arms and see what you hit."

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What's the ideal age to retire?

Channel 10 news - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 06:01

Plenty of evidence, anecdotal and otherwise, shows that an increasing number of Americans expect to continue working past the age of 65. But that's not the ideal age, it seems when people ponder their golden years.

Americans on average view 61 as the ideal age to leave the rat race behind, according to a survey released Wednesday by Bankrate.com.

Younger adults, particularly those 38 to 53, are more optimistic about their prospects of an early retirement, as Gen-Xers identified 60 as the prime age to stop working, while millennials, or those 18 to 37, view 61 as the right time.

And in what's perhaps an indication of reality setting in, Americans 64 to 72 and those 72 and older are more conservative in their estimates of when to retire, picking 64 and 65 years old, respectively.

Broken out by gender, women estimate the ideal age to retire as 62, two years later than what men peg. Regionally, those living in the Northeast stood out from the rest of the country, listing 63 as the ideal age to retire.

A related data point: 59 percent of Gen-Xers believe one should ideally start saving for retirement by 21, which is 10 percentage points higher than everyone else, the poll of 1,001 in late June and early July found.

Having an aggressive retirement plan is great, so long as one starts the financial actions needed to bring it to fruition. "If you're striving to retire early, you need to start consistently setting aside money for the future right now," Bankrate analyst Amanda Dixon said in an emailed statement. "Time will be your greatest ally if you can get into the habit of saving money while you're young."

On the other hand, for those who don't start saving early, delaying retirement isn't a bad second option. After all, retiring at 70 instead of 62 means getting as much as 40 percent more each month in Social Security benefits.

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Thai youth soccer players rescued from cave meet the media

Channel 10 news - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 05:36

CHIANG RAI, Thailand — The 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued from a cave in northern Thailand left the hospital where they had been recuperating and appeared at a news conference Wednesday, looking healthy as they answered questions from journalists from around the world.

The group entered the news conference to applause from reporters and classmates and put on a quick demonstration of their ball-handling skills on a miniature soccer field set up in the hall where they met the media.

They then hugged their friends before taking seats up front with doctors and members of the Thai navy SEAL unit who dived to help bring them out, along with others who helped them during their ordeal.

Doctors said the 13 were healthy in body and mind. They said the boys gained around 3 kilograms (6.6 pounds) on average since they were rescued from the cave. They were said to have lost an average of 4 kilograms (9 pounds) during the more than two weeks they were trapped in the cave.

The news conference was the first opportunity the members of the team had to speak directly to the media, though video of them was released previously. Officials reviewed questions in advance to make certain none might cause damaging psychological effects.

They were asked about the moment when two British cave divers first found them and also the circumstances of how they entered the cave and got trapped there.

The Wild Boars teammates had entered the Tham Luang cave on June 23 for what was to be a quick, relaxing excursion after soccer practice. But rain began falling while they were underground, and water filled the caverns, cutting off their escape.

The British divers found the group huddling on a spot of dry ground deep inside the cave nearly 10 days later, hungry but generally healthy. An international team of rescuers using diving equipment and pulleys extracted the 12 boys, who range in age from 11 to 16, and their 25-year-old coach through the tight, flooded passageways over three days, concluding July 10.

Some of the boys were treated for minor infections during their hospital stay, but all 13 have been described as recovering well.

The family of one of the boys was preparing their home for his return Wednesday night.

Banphot Konkum, an uncle who has raised 13-year-old Duangpetch Promthep, said he'll have a renovated bedroom and gifts awaiting him.

"We'll do whatever he wants. If he wants anything we'll buy it for him as a present as we promised that when he gets out, whatever he wants we'll do it for him," Banphot said.

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MLB star Josh Hader apologizes for racist, homophobic tweets

Channel 10 news - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 04:46

Milwaukee Brewers reliever Josh Hader gave up a home run to Seattle Marinersslugger Jean Segura during his appearance in the MLB All-Star Game Tuesday night. But he was also involved in a more serious matter afterward.

Throughout the game, various tweets from Hader's account were unearthed that included racist, homophobic, or otherwise insensitive remarks. Hader's family even changed their wardrobe during the game:

Some members of Josh Hader’s family, wearing his All-Star replica jersey, have taken them off and been given generic jerseys without his name on the back.

— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 18, 2018

Hader was asked about those tweets during the postgame media session. Here's part of what he said:

Hader was at his locker in emptying NL locker room. He was asked to explain the offensive tweets revealed from his Twitter account:

‘You can’t. There’s no excuse for what was said. I’m deeply sorry for what I’ve said … it doesn’t reflect any of my beliefs going on now.”

— David Lennon (@DPLennon) July 18, 2018

Josh Hader also was asked if those views reflected who he is now:

“No, not at all. I was in high school. We’re still learning who we are in high school. You live and you learn. This mistake won’t happen again.”#ASG #Brewers

— David Lennon (@DPLennon) July 18, 2018

Josh Hader: “As a child I was immature. I said some things that are inexcusable.” He said they do not reflect is current beliefs. “There’s no excuse.”

— Jared Diamond (@jareddiamond) July 18, 2018

Josh Hader apologized and said his awful tweets do not reflect his current views. “When you’re a kid, you tweet what’s on your mind,” he said.

— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) July 18, 2018

Hader said he plans to address his teammates. Said he is “ready for any consequences.”

— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) July 18, 2018

Meanwhile, here's what one of Hader's teammates, Lorenzo Cain, had to say after the game:

Lorenzo Cain, who said he spoke briefly to Josh Hader before talking with the media. pic.twitter.com/UJKi1QBII7

— Ryan Fagan (@ryanfagan) July 18, 2018

Lorenzo Cain: "The situation is what it is. I know Hader. He’s a great guy. I know he’s a great teammate. I’m fine. Everybody will be OK. We’ll move on from it."

— Jorge Castillo (@jorgecastillo) July 18, 2018

It's unclear what punishment Hader will face from the Brewers or the league.

Major League Baseball has attempted to foster a more inclusive environment in recent years, in part by suspending players for using homophobic slurs on the field, like Matt Joyce and Kevin Pillar.

Perhaps the most well-known instance involved Yuli Gurriel last World Series, when he made racist gestures directed at Yu Darvish. Gurriel was suspended for five games, while Joyce and Pillar were each shelved for two games.

Earlier this season, the Detroit Tigers fired pitching coach Chris Bosio due to "insensitive comments" he made toward a team employee.

Things certainly aren't perfect and this will be a telling test. MLB hasn't yet had to address a situation like this, concerning a high-profile player's tweets.

This piece originally appeared on CBSSports.com as Josh Hader apologizes for offensive tweets surfaced during All-Star Game: "I was young, immature and stupid"

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