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Columbus City Council passes resolution to honor Chris Bradley

Channel 10 news - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 17:23

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Columbus City Council passed a blackline resolution at Monday night’s meeting to honor the life of Chris Bradley.

Chris passed away last week at the age of 53 after a 21-month battle with leukemia.

Monday, 10TV aired a 30-minute special honoring the life and legacy of Chris Bradley. You can watch it by clicking here.

Read the full resolution from city council below:

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Alan Jackson to perform at Schottenstein Center in May

Channel 10 news - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 15:53

Country Music Hall of Famer Alan Jackson will be bringing his 2019 tour to Columbus.

Jackson will perform at the Schottenstein Center on May 10. William Michael Morgan will open as a special guest.

Tickets will go on sale Friday, December 14 at 10 a.m.

Tickets and information are available at available at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, at the Schottenstein Center box office.

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Columbus police issue warning after series of armed robberies

Channel 10 news - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 15:34

Police are warning about safety when it comes to internet selling sites, after a pattern of armed robberies at meet-ups to exchange items.

Because of those robberies, police set up two operations to catch the robbers recently both ended in officer-involved shooting.

Sixteen-year-old Julius Tate junior was shot and killed by police Friday after officers say he held an undercover officer up at gunpoint. Eighteen-year-old Kyler Collier was shot and wounded after police say he pulled a gun.

Police say they are forced to put their swat officers in danger to protect the public.

“When they pull up there, I can’t imagine, none of us wants to be robbed, but pulling up somewhere, knowing you’re a decoy and going to have a gun stuck in your face and maybe shot, it’s not something that we take lightly,” said Acting Police Columbus Chief Tim Becker.

Police say both suspects had committed armed robberies prior to the shootings, using internet exchange sites.

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Columbus first city to offer public self-driving shuttle

Channel 10 news - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 15:22

Monday, Columbus became the first city in the country to offer a self-driving shuttle service to the public.

Smart Columbus and DriveOhio unveiled "Smart Circuit," Ohio's first self-driving shuttle and the country's first of it's kind to open to the public.

"The first thing you’ll notice when you go up to the car is that there are sensors on it. So, lights, radars and cameras -- and those are the eyes of the car. So, we can see in every direction all the time," said Edwin Olson, CEO May Mobility.

Three all-electric vehicles will service the 1.5-mile route along the Scioto. The vehicles will transport passengers to COSI, the Veterans Memorial, Smart Columbus and Bicentennial Park. The shuttles have a maximum speed of 25 mph and feature a four-seat "campfire" configuration in the rear.

"When you get in these cars in Columbus, there will be a fleet attendant. So, this is a person who is monitoring the system and is also there to answer any questions you might have," said Olson.

Olson says the self-driving vehicle is safer than an absent-minded driver.

"Whereas a person might be drowsy, distracted or drunk... our vehicle is always alert and always attentive everywhere," Olson explained.

Diane Hunter was one of the first riders Monday. She is 85 years old.

"It’s the future. And, why not?," Hunter asked. "I mean, we aren’t doing a great job of driving cars ourselves are we?"

Hunter says she has always had an affection for transportation.

"When I learned to drive, I believe I drove in one of the first automatic transmissions," she said excitedly. "I did learn to pilot a plane in my 30s."

Hunter says she already has plans to ride the shuttle with her husband who has limited mobility.

"I can take him up to the Veterans Memorial," she said with a smile. "He hasn’t been here yet and he’s a World War II veteran. So he needs to come visit!"

The shuttle will run daily from 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. until next fall.

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Michigan woman falls through ice, drowns trying to save her dog

Channel 10 news - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 15:21

A Michigan mother of three died after drowning in a lake near her house.

Tracy Cashman was trying to save her dog who police said fell through the ice during a walk.

"Whether it was her dog, someone's dog, a child…she would do it without instinct,” Cashman’s mother Rhonda Moore said.

Moore said Cashman went to take her golden doodle Lola out for a walk around 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

"It was a quick trip, she didn't have her jacket. Didn't take her phone, She must have let the dog off her leash and the dog ran out in the back pond on the ice,” Moore said.

The family said Lola returned home soaking wet.

“She came back on the leash and no Tracy,” Moore said.

Wyoming police said Cashman died after accidentally falling through the ice while trying to rescue the dog.

Four hours, Cashman’s family searched for her before they called 911. Her body was discovered after first responders performed a cold water rescue.

“She probably didn't think about. If that dog was struggling, she was going to save her dog,” Moore said.

Cashman worked for Godfrey-Lee Public Schools in a number of roles.

"She loved her job, she loved everybody she worked with it, especially the kids,” Moore said.

Authorities say this incident serves as a reminder for people to be careful while on ice.

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Man armed with AR-15 leads deputies on multi-county chase

Channel 10 news - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 15:09

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office said a three-county crime spree began Monday morning in South Bloomfield in Pickaway County, south of Columbus.

Deputies said a man stole a vehicle and a rifle and then used the weapon to carjack another victim and swap vehicles. Deputies said the suspect was no doubt armed and dangerous and said they could not risk letting him get away.

The Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office said Clint Allen, 27, took a white pickup truck and an AR-style rifle.

Witnesses told dispatchers they saw him crash the truck in the area of Marcy Road in Fairfield County before running to another house and taking a black pickup truck.

The witness followed Allen and updated dispatchers where Allen was before losing sight of him in the area of Rock Mill Road and Lithopolis Road.

"He's committed a carjacking with a semi-automatic rifle. We're going to take this matter very serious," said Franklin County Sheriff Chief Deputy Jim Gilbert.

Franklin County deputies joined the pursuit and at U-S 33 and Gender Road after a Fairfield County deputy spotted Allen.

Deputies deployed stop sticks at Frebis Avenue and Parsons Avenue in an attempt to safely stop him.

Instead, Allen broadsided a red pickup truck driven by an innocent bystander.

Deputies said after the collision, Allen took off running to a nearby house where he pounded on the back door and tried to open it.

Law enforcement arrested him at gunpoint and said they recovered the semi-automatic rifle on the ground just a few feet from the suspect's truck. Chief Deputy Gilbert said the evidence suggests he did not plan to go down without a fight.

"It appears he attempted to grab it as he was running. I don't know if he dropped it? It's clearly outside the truck, a few feet away from the truck, which is indicative of him grabbing it and trying to take it with him, said Gilbert.

The suspect is behind bars in Pickaway County.

Authorities do not know what motivated Allen but said it appeared he was under the influence of narcotics.

Medics rushed the innocent bystander injured in the collision to Grant Medical Center. Investigators said the victim is expected to survive her injuries.

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Be the Match: In Chris Bradley's memory, a look at the lifesaving gift within all of us

Channel 10 news - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 14:50

Kathryn Poe was 15 when her body began turning on her.

"One day I would wake up and my hands were swollen and I suddenly couldn't open doors or I couldn't go up steps. And then the next day I would get a rash all over my body, and it wouldn't go away for six months," she said.

Over the next few years, she would be diagnosed with multiple autoimmune disorders.

"It's difficult to push yourself to get up in the morning when your entire body is telling you, you're sick, you need to lay in bed, you're in pain. But at the same time you want to live your life. I was an 18-year-old girl that just wanted to go to college."

In February, doctors at Nationwide Children's Hospital proposed a bone marrow transplant.

"It was either I wait for my disease to come back again and take a 50 percent mortality rate, or I get a bone marrow transplant and also take a 50 percent mortality rate, but on the other side of that...is a cure. And so for me, the answer was fairly obvious."

Within 11 days of her transplant, her body began rebooting itself. The difference has been dramatic.

"It kind of feels like my body died, and then it came back, and it's regenerated," she said. "I get to live the rest of my life now. Like before the bone marrow transplant, I did not think I was going to live into my mid 20s. I really didn't. And now I get to live the rest of my life. It's really given me my life back."

Sean Patterson has been on the other end of this life-changing gift.

He was swabbed into the bone marrow registry at an office drive for a co-worker in 2012.

"You do a cotton swab in each corner of your mouth place it in an envelope, mail it back to be the match, and you wait," he said.

In 2014, he got the phone call: "It was, 'you are the best possible match for an 8-year-old little girl.' For me it was a no-brainer, because my son had just turned 7, and I always look at it like, how could I go home and tell him I said no? I think I was at the hospital maybe eight hours. It was truly something simple."

He didn't know the girl, or even where she was, but says he didn't have to, to want to help.

"Trying to wrap my head around what her family was going through in this whole process, and going home and being able to see my son...it was very emotional. Understanding that this is an ugly disease, and doing anything I can to help, is powerful."

"We always say we want to change the world," said Kathryn. "And we look at these massive issues. But the reality is, you can save one person and make a positive impact on one person's life, you're saving everything. You've saved the world by saving them. You've saved their entire universe."

"As an able-bodied person I plead with people to go out and do this," said Sean. "It's a simple process to get on the registry. And if you are lucky enough to get that call, do it."

"That is literally all I want for Christmas - is for you to swab into the bone marrow registry," said Kathryn. "Because you're saving someone. And you don't know what it does. You don't know the impact you're going to have."

For information on how to become a donor: https://bethematch.org/chris/

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Be the Match: Family fighting leukemia gives thanks for bone marrow donor

Channel 10 news - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 14:25

The Summer of 2018 was a blissfully busy one for Mike and Nicolle Racey and their sons Connor and Colin.

"We were enjoying it. We were going on family trips and the pool, hanging out," said Nicolle.

Life as they knew it changed forever with one phone call. Mike was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia- cancer of the blood.

"We just held each other and were like, we're going to get through this. One day at a time and that's what we've been doing since."

Mike wanted to join Nicolle in sharing his story, but the side effects of chemotherapy have left him unable to eat, speak, or even swallow.

"You see your husband, your partner, break down," she said. "Physically, emotionally, spiritually, because he's basically, this chemo is poison. And it's killing him inside, parts of him. And all you can do is sit there, hold his hand, coach him through it, and then not lose it in front of him or your kids. And then I would just go home and just...cry."

Mike's two sons have borne this fight with him: "I think that reality of getting that diagnosis-- that my dad has cancer...is he gonna be around? I think for him it was really hard. I think for him still processing that is really hard," said 20-year-old Connor.

And 9-year-old Colin, who for precautionary reasons hasn't been able to visit for the last week and a half.

"He was like, 'Is the reason why I haven't talked to dad, is he dying?' And I was like, woah. To think that was in his mind because he hasn't heard or seen his dad, just killed me. And I feel bad because I left him in the dark. And I was just trying to protect him. And I was like, 'No, daddy is fine. He's just really sick right now, Nicolle said.

Mike's best hope was a bone marrow transplant.

After the devastation of his diagnosis, came the glorious news that a donor had been located.

"We were just so forever grateful for this. I just threw up a prayer and I was like, 'Whoever you are, thank you for giving us hope. Thank you for that.' It was a pretty amazing day."

Mike received his bone marrow transplant on November 27. All they know about the donor is he is a 35-year-old man from the UK.

"What he doesn't know across the pond is we were praying for this, and he gave us hope, that there would be an opportunity for Mike to be cured of this. There's no amount of words you can say to someone to say thank you. Hope is the one thing that keeps you alive, it keeps you going to the next day. If you could do that for someone else, why wouldn't you? Why wouldn't you? You're giving someone life. And that's a good thing to do."

Doctors say they should start seeing signs in the next few days to indicate whether Mike's transplant is working.

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Father hears 3-year-old’s screams on baby monitor as uncle cuts her throat

Channel 10 news - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 13:42

ALBANY, Ky. (AP) — A 3-year-old girl whose uncle authorities say cut her throat has died in a Kentucky hospital.

Citing a Fayette County Coroner's Office release, news outlets report Josephine Bulubenchi died Sunday evening, more than a day after she was attacked.

Clinton County Sheriff Jim Guffey says 33-year-old Emanuel Fluter is charged. He had been living with the family.

Guffey says Josephine's father heard her scream on a baby monitor Saturday morning and rushed in to try to disarm Fluter, receiving a cut on his hand.

According to the arrest citation, there were four other children in the room when Josephine was attacked.

Fluter was initially charged with two counts of first-degree assault and four counts of wanton endangerment. Additional charges are expected.

It's unclear whether he has a lawyer.

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VIDEO: Squirrel jumps on UPS delivery driver's shoulder

Channel 10 news - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 12:49

A Chicagoan’s Ring app caught an unexpectedly friendly moment on Wednesday when a squirrel jumped onto the back of a UPS driver as he made a delivery.

Amanda Atkins, who lives in Lincoln Square, told CBS 2 she was having dental work done when she received a notification on her phone informing her someone had pressed the doorbell of her home.

When Atkins looked at the phone, she could not believe from eyes: at her front door was a UPS driver with a squirrel on his back. The squirrel had jumped from her fence onto the man’s shoulder.

“What made it hilarious was how calm our UPS guy was,” she said.

The next day the same UPS driver, Oscar Luciano, stopped by Atkins’ house with another delivery. When he arrived, Atkins told him that her security camera had captured the moment on video and asked if she could send it to him. Luciano said yes.

“I was just there bobbing my head jamming to music, and all of a sudden I felt a tug. It startled me,” Luciano told CBS 2. “The only thing that went through my mind is, my wife would never believe what just happened to me.”

“I felt like Snow White with all her animal friends,” he added.

Atkins said she is not a “big Facebook user” and hardly ever posts videos. But after watching Luciano and the squirrel, she decided to upload the friendly exchange to the social media platform. “Honestly, I just feel like there’s so much negativity,” she said. “I wanted people to see how positive [Luciano] is.”

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Man accused of plotting large-scale attack at Ohio synagogue

Channel 10 news - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 11:26

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Federal authorities said Monday they have charged two people involved in planning separate large-scale attacks — one who wanted to carry out a shooting at a synagogue and another who had been plotting to attack a bar and blow up a pipeline.

The attacks were never carried out, and there was never an immediate threat to the public, the FBI and Department of Justice said in a news conference announcing the charges.

Both suspects who are from the Toledo area had identified specific places they wanted to target, authorities said.

The two have been under investigation for months and had talked about their plans with undercover FBI agents, according to the Justice Department.

"These cases demonstrate terrorism comes in many forms," said Justin Herdman, the U.S. attorney for northern Ohio.

One involved Damon Joseph, 21, of Holland, a Toledo suburb, who spent months posting photos of weapons, praising the Islamic State group and talking about carrying out a violent attack before he eventually settled on targeting a synagogue in the Toledo area, Herdman said.

His plans for a synagogue shooting came together after a gunman killed 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue in October, Herdman said. Authorities said he told an undercover agent: "I admire what the guy did with the shooting actually."

He wanted to kill as many people as possible, including a rabbi, and make sure no one escaped, the Justice Department said.

Joseph said his decision about which synagogue to attack would come down to "which one will have the most people, what time and what day. Go big or go home," according to court documents.

Joseph was arrested Friday after he received two AR-15 rifles from an undercover agent and was charged with attempting to provide material support to IS.

He appeared in court Monday and waived a preliminary hearing, The Blade reported. There was no telephone listing for Joseph and a message seeking comment was left with his attorney.

FBI Acting Special Agent in Charge Jeff Fortunato said it did not appear Joseph was working with anyone else.

Within months, Joseph became radicalized and began planning an attack, Fortunato said.

Court records show that Joseph was charged with domestic violence nearly two years ago and later entered an Alford plea, which acknowledges prosecutors have enough evidence to convict without admitting guilt.

Authorities also arrested Elizabeth Lecron, 23, of Toledo, on Monday after they said she bought bomb-making materials. She was charged with transporting explosives and explosive material with the purpose of harming others.

A telephone listing for Lecron could not be located and court records did not indicate whether she has an attorney.

Lecron had been talking about carrying out several different types of violent attacks, including telling undercover agents in August that she and someone else had come up with a plan to commit a mass killing at a Toledo bar, officials said.

She also discussed attacking a livestock farm, her workplace and bombing a pipeline, according to authorities, who also said Lecron told agents she was making a pipe bomb.

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Baby elephant to make her first appearance at the Columbus Zoo today

Channel 10 news - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 10:28

POWELL, Ohio -- The baby elephant born at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium last week will be making her first public appearance Monday.

The calf arrived in the world Thursday to mother Phoebe, a 31-year-old Asian elephant who came to the zoo in 2002.

The baby was born as a result of artificial insemination and joins the herd of six Asian elephants in the Asia Quest region: males, Hank and Beco, and females, Phoebe, Connie, Sundara (Sunny) and Rudy.

Phoebe and her calf will spend time in the elephant community room at the Vanishing Giants building in the Asia Quest region from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The zoo says the schedule will be adjusted accordingly to best suit their needs.

The public will also have the opportunity to help name the calf. Those details will be announced soon, according to the zoo.

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Pregnant teen's body found in restaurant dumpster; 16-year-old schoolmate charged

Channel 10 news - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 09:27

MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) — A 16-year-old northern Indiana boy has been arrested in the killing of a 17-year-old pregnant schoolmate whose body was found in a restaurant dumpster, authorities said.

Lt. Alex Arendt of the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit said the teen, who is on the Mishawaka High School football team, was arrested Sunday. The St. Joseph County prosecutor's office said he's being held on a preliminary murder charge and that formal charges were expected Monday.

Breana Rouhselang was last seen at her home at around midnight Saturday. Her family called police about 4:30 a.m. Sunday after they "got the feeling that something wasn't right," Arendt said. He said she knew the boy from the football team, but the extent of the relationship was under investigation.

Breana had been a softball coach, a cheerleader and football team manager at the school, the girl's stepmother, Nicole Rouhselang, told reporters Sunday. She said her stepdaughter had been about six months pregnant.

"I've known her since she was 6," she said. "I just don't understand it."

Police haven't released details about a possible motive. An autopsy was planned to determine cause of death.

The school district in Mishawaka, which is next to South Bend and about 80 miles east of Chicago, issued a statement Sunday saying administrators were working with authorities in investigating the "terrible tragedy" and that grief counselors would be available at Mishawaka High School on Monday.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family members and friends who have been affected by this great loss," the statement said.

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Supreme Court justices won't hear states' appeal over Planned Parenthood

Channel 10 news - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 09:10

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday avoided a high-profile case by rejecting appeals from Kansas and Louisiana in their effort to strip Medicaid money from Planned Parenthood, over the dissenting votes of three justices.

The court's order reflected a split among its conservative justices and an accusation from Justice Clarence Thomas that his colleagues seemed to be ducking the case for political reasons.

The two states were appealing lower court rulings that had blocked them from withholding money that is used for health services for low-income women. The money is not used for abortions. Abortion opponents have said Planned Parenthood should not receive any government money because of heavily edited videos that claimed to show the nation's largest abortion provider profiting from sales of fetal tissue for medical research.

Investigations sparked by the videos in several states didn't result in criminal charges.

The dispute at the high court has nothing to do with abortion, as Thomas pointed out in a dissent that was joined by Justices Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch. In his first discernible vote on the court, new Justice Brett Kavanaugh declined to join Thomas, Alito and Gorsuch because a fourth vote would have been enough to set the case for arguments. Chief Justice John Roberts also did not vote to hear the case, along with the four more liberal justices.

The issue is who has the right to challenge a state's Medicaid funding decisions, private individuals or only the federal government. The states say that the Medicaid program, a joint venture of federal and state governments to provide health care to poorer Americans, makes clear that only the Secretary of Health and Human Services can intervene, by withholding money from a state.

Most lower federal courts have found that private parties can challenge Medicaid funding decisions in court, although the federal appeals court in St. Louis rejected a similar court challenge and allowed Arkansas to end its contract with Planned Parenthood. A split among federal appeals courts is often a reason for the Supreme Court to step in.

"So what explains the court's refusal to do its job here? I suspect it has something to do with the fact that some respondents in these cases are named 'Planned Parenthood.' That makes the Court's decision particularly troubling, as the question presented has nothing to do with abortion," Thomas wrote.

The dispute over funding for Planned Parenthood stemmed from the July 2015 release by the anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress of a series of edited videos purportedly depicting Planned Parenthood of America executives talking about the sale of fetal tissue. Planned Parenthood has said it did not seek any payments beyond legally permitted reimbursement of costs.

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Teacher ban on "Large Afros," other styles, hits sour note

Channel 10 news - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 07:30

CINCINNATI (AP) — A middle-school music teacher has hit a sour note with a letter warning students against having "Mohawks, Large Afros, or other outlandish" hairstyles for an upcoming school concert.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the letter touched off a social media firestorm over the weekend, with commenters saying it was targeting black students. Students were warned they could be sent home and forfeit their grade.

Pleasant Run Middle School apologized in a Tweet sent out Saturday. It said the letter wasn't approved by the school administration and "does not reflect our views at all."

Messages for comment were sent Monday to the teacher and to the superintendent of the Northwest Local School District in suburban Cincinnati.

Vocal Music teacher Steven Reeve's letter states that he's in his first year at the school.

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Justin Timberlake “Man of the Woods Tour” coming to Columbus in March

Channel 10 news - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 06:15

COLUMBUS, OHIO - Nationwide Arena announced Monday that Justin Timberlake’s “Man of the Woods Tour” is making a stop in Columbus on March 31st.

Pre-sale tickets will go on sale Wednesday, December 12 while sales for general admission tickets begin Monday, December 17.

JUST(in) ANNOUNCED! Justin Timberlake’s “Man of The Woods” returns to Columbus on Sunday, March 31, 2019. Tickets go on sale 12/17 at 10AM at Ticketmaster & our box office. @jtimberlake #lifeincbus pic.twitter.com/USLIjwId6j

— Nationwide Arena (@NationwideArena) December 10, 2018

The tour will go to Detroit and Grand Rapids Michigan in 2019, as well as having stops in Las Vegas, Vancouver, Los Angeles and New York City’s Madison Square Garden. The final tour stop is at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC.

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Prosecutors indict Nissan's Ghosn for underreporting pay

Channel 10 news - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 06:01

TOKYO (AP) — Prosecutors have charged Nissan Motor Co.'s former chairman Carlos Ghosn, another executive and the automaker itself for allegedly violating financial laws by underreporting income.

The charges imposed Monday involve allegations Ghosn's pay was underreported by about 5 billion yen ($44 million) in 2011-2015. The prosecutors said earlier that the allegations were the reason for Ghosn's arrest on Nov. 19.

The arrest of an industry icon admired both in Japan and around the world has stunned many and raised concerns over the Japanese automaker and the future of its alliance with Renault SA of France.

The prosecutors issued statements Monday outlining new allegations against Ghosn and Greg Kelly, the other executive. Those are of underreporting another 4 billion yen ($36 million) in 2016-2018. Nissan as a company was not mentioned in the latest allegations, which did not give details about the income thought to have been underreported.

In Japan, a company can be charged with wrongdoing. A court date is still undecided as the prosecutors continue to question Ghosn and Kelly.

The maximum penalty for violating Japan's financial laws, as the prosecutors allege, is 10 years in prison, a 10 million yen ($89,000) fine, or both.

Some kind of action by the prosecutors had been expected because the detention period allowed for the allegations disclosed earlier was to end on Monday.

Nissan Motor Co. confirmed the charges against it in a statement and vowed to strengthen its governance and compliance.

"Nissan takes this situation extremely seriously," it said. "Making false disclosures in annual securities reports greatly harms the integrity of Nissan's public disclosures in the securities markets, and the company expresses its deepest regret."

Kelly, 62, an American, is suspected of having collaborated with Ghosn.

Kelly's attorney in the U.S., Aubrey Harwell, told The Associated Press earlier this month that his client is asserting his innocence. He said insiders at Nissan and outside experts had said the handling of the income reporting was legal.

Ghosn has not commented.

Ghosn was ousted as Nissan chairman and Kelly lost his representative director title following their arrests. They both remain on Nissan's board pending a shareholder's meeting.

Ghosn, 64, was sent to Nissan by its partner Renault SA of France in 1999. He led a dramatic turnaround of the near-bankrupt Japanese automaker. But his star-level compensation drew attention since executives in Japan tend to be paid far less than their international counterparts.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told a news conference Monday that Japan-French relations are unshakable despite concerns over the future of Nissan's alliance with Renault after Ghosn' indictment. He said it was crucial for Nissan, Renault and alliance partner Mitsubishi Motor Co., to maintain united and improve their cooperate governance.

"It is important to maintain the alliance, which is a symbol of cooperation between Japan and France," he told a televised news conference Monday, adding that Japan will promote improved corporate governance in line with global standards.

It is typical in the Japanese legal system for there to be little access to comment by suspects. Prosecutors have also said little.

Only Ghosn's attorneys and embassy officials from Lebanon, France and Brazil, where he has citizenship, have been allowed to visit him.

Shin Kukimoto, deputy chief prosecutor at the Tokyo District Prosecutor's Office, declined Monday to say if the suspects were rejecting the allegations. He said Ghosn and Kelly were being detained because they are considered flight risks.

Japan's criminal justice system long has been criticized for detaining people for extended periods to pressure them to confess. The conviction rate for those charged is more than 99 percent.

Kukimoto denied prosecutors were working to force confessions.

"We do not have such a scenario. There is no such thing and we do not force suspects to make confessions to fit the story," Kukimoto said in response to a reporter's question.

Meanwhile, the Securities and Exchange Commission said it had filed criminal complaints against Ghosn, Nissan and Kelly, paving the way for the prosecutors to charge them. A commission official said Monday that Nissan, Ghosn and Kelly were suspected of falsifying reports on millions of dollars' worth of Ghosn's income.

Nissan has said that an internal investigation found three types of misconduct: underreporting income to financial authorities, using investment funds for personal gain and illicit use of company expenses.

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Engagement ring Frank Sinatra presented to his fiancee fetches nearly $1.7 million at auction

Channel 10 news - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 05:19

The private treasures of Frank Sinatra and his wife Barbara were a multi-million dollar hit at auction. Sotheby's reported Friday that the couple's entertainment memorabilia, art, jewelry, books and other personal items sold for $9.2 million -- about twice their pre-sale estimates.

A 20-carat diamond engagement ring that Frank Sinatra presented to his fiancee fetched nearly $1.7 million, surpassing a top $1.5 million estimate.

"Frank tossed a bunch of diamonds on a bed and said, 'Pick the one you want,'" Quig Bruning from Sotheby's said last month, CBS New York reported. "Barbara picked the one she liked, she had it mounted in a ring. Frank gave it to her in a glass of champagne and she said, 'Alright, you pick the finger to put it on.' And that became her engagement ring."

Nine paintings by the legendary crooner also went for more than $850,000, against a high estimate of $120,00.

Also up for sale was a Jewish skullcap with Frank's name embroidered on it. It soared past a high estimate of $500, selling for more than $9,000.

Some of the proceeds will benefit the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center in Rancho Mirage, California, which counsels victims of physical, sexual and emotional abuse.

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Off-duty firefighter dead in suspected road-rage attack in New York City

Channel 10 news - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 05:16

An off-duty New York City firefighter was killed in a suspected road rage incident in Brooklyn early Sunday. Investigators said the 33-year-old firefighter suffered head trauma and was found lying next to his damaged car.

The other driver was nowhere to be found.

The FDNY told CBS New York that Faizal Coto was a firefighter for the past three years at Engine 245 in Coney Island.

Sources told CBS New York police have not determined the exact cause of Coto's death, but the case is being investigated as a homicide.

Investigators were seen swarming the eastbound side of the Belt Parkway in Bath Beach near Exit 4 just before 5 a.m. after police said Coto was found on the ground with head injuries next to his 2008 Ford Mustang, adding he was hit with some kind of object. The 911 caller said there was a crash, but when police got to the scene the other driver was already gone.

Police are searching for the person who was behind the wheel of a 2006 gray Infinity G35. It has damage on its driver's side and New York plates bearing JEA 2402, according to the NYPD. That person has been labeled a suspect in Faizal's death, according to CBS New York.

The NYPD said the two cars collided while merging onto the highway. Coto and the suspect pulled over to the shoulder. Investigators said that's when Coto was hit in the head with some kind of object and ended up unconscious and unresponsive with severe injuries.

Coto was taken to Coney Island Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Witnesses said detectives were scouring the scene for evidence for hours Sunday.

"I saw it. It looked like a lot of police here. It looked like they were collecting evidence," Bath Beach resident Steven Alengakis said, adding, "I'm really disappointed to hear that something like this happened."

The flag outside Engine 245 was flying at half staff Sunday night as the FDNY community grieves the loss of one of its own.

Coto was also an aspiring rapper and hip hop artist performing under the name FAIYA, according to CBS New York.

The NYPD urged anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

Categories: Ohio News

5 children die in house fire in Youngstown

Channel 10 news - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 04:14

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (10TV/WKBN) -- 5 children are reported to have died after a house fire overnight in Youngstown.

It happened around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday at a home on Parkliffe Avenue.

According to CBS affiliate WKBN, firefighters say two children died inside the home, while three were rescued but were taken to a local hospital where they later died.

Firefighters confirm the children's ages as 9, 3, 2 and two 1-year-old twins.

Firefighters say the mother made it out of the home, but was injured. Two firefighters were also injured, with one taken to the hospital.

Firefighters say they do not suspect foul play, but the cause is still under investigation.

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