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Bodies of newborn babies found in suitcase, authorities say

Channel 10 news - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 04:35

WYNNE, Arkansas -- Authorities say the bodies of two newborn babies have been found in a suitcase along a road in northeast Arkansas. The infants appear to be twins, Detective Sargeant Jeffrey Nichols told CBS affiliate WREG.

The Cross County sheriff's office says the bodies were discovered Friday afternoon in a purple suitcase, which was on a ditch bank along a county road.

Officials say the investigation is ongoing and they are asking the public for any information regarding the identity of the infants or a suspect. The Sheriff's Office said the bodies are being sent to the state crime lab for autopsies, which should help investigators determine how the infants died and when, WREG reports.

It's still not clear if they died before or after they were placed in the suitcase.

Nichols told WREG his office has identified several persons of interest but did not elaborate.

News of the discovery struck a nerve with those who live in the area, WREG reports.

"When I left work this evening, I was shaken up. Like, I was in tears," Santia Wallace told WREG. "Here I am want to have kids and for you to, like, kill them? Like, who does that?"

"You could have taken him to the fire station, you know, something like that. You don't have to kill no kids," said Wallace.

"It's hard to comprehend. I mean, I wouldn't know why anybody would abandon two little babies like that," Walter Hill said.

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2018-02-16 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 23:34
Date: Friday Feb 16, 2018
Time: 6:34 PM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 12°
Approach: 12° above SW
Departure: 10° above SSW

2018-02-24 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 23:34
Date: Saturday Feb 24, 2018
Time: 6:41 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 21°
Approach: 10° above S
Departure: 21° above SE

2018-02-25 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 23:34
Date: Sunday Feb 25, 2018
Time: 5:51 AM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 10°
Approach: 10° above SE
Departure: 10° above SE

2018-02-26 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 23:34
Date: Monday Feb 26, 2018
Time: 6:32 AM
Duration: 4 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 53°
Approach: 10° above SW
Departure: 36° above E

2018-02-27 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 23:34
Date: Tuesday Feb 27, 2018
Time: 5:41 AM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 26°
Approach: 11° above S
Departure: 23° above ESE

2018-02-28 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 23:34
Date: Wednesday Feb 28, 2018
Time: 4:51 AM
Duration: 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 13°
Approach: 13° above SE
Departure: 11° above ESE

2018-02-28 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 23:34
Date: Wednesday Feb 28, 2018
Time: 6:24 AM
Duration: 6 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 60°
Approach: 10° above WSW
Departure: 10° above NE

2018-03-01 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 23:34
Date: Thursday Mar 1, 2018
Time: 5:35 AM
Duration: 2 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 69°
Approach: 57° above SSW
Departure: 22° above ENE

2018-03-02 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 23:34
Date: Friday Mar 2, 2018
Time: 4:45 AM
Duration: less than 1 minute
Maximum Elevation: 19°
Approach: 19° above E
Departure: 19° above E

2018-03-02 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 23:34
Date: Friday Mar 2, 2018
Time: 6:18 AM
Duration: 5 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 29°
Approach: 16° above W
Departure: 11° above NE

2018-03-03 ISS Sighting

SpotTheStation - Sightings for Marysville - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 23:34
Date: Saturday Mar 3, 2018
Time: 5:27 AM
Duration: 3 minutes
Maximum Elevation: 47°
Approach: 47° above NNW
Departure: 10° above NE

Westerville community has "blue out" during basketball game for fallen officers

Channel 10 news - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 19:53

Westerville police officers made their way to Westerville South High School Friday night, where the community supported them once more.

Two rivals, one Westerville.

"This is a chance for our community to come together, not only the kids but the community as a whole," Jill Beck said.

You could see most of the crowd at the Westerville South basketball game wore the same color, blue.

"It's just a great feeling to see everybody in their blue, from the players to the coaches, to us," Jasmen Smoot said.

There's a reason behind it.

"Westerville is a great community and we value the people who take care of us so for us all to have on blue shows how much of a family we are," Jada Smoot said.

In between the Westerville South and Westerville Central girls and boys games, a special tribute was planned for the men and women in blue, who've had a tough week.

"To first honor these fallen police officers and their families but to help students with the healing process and help the community with the healing process," Westerville South High School Principal Mike Starner said.

It's community support that keeps showing up.

"It's phenomenal. This community is phenomenal," Beck said.

Neighbors say that support won't stop.

"It's a great thing, a great feeling. Everybody came together as one whole," Jada Smoot said.

Not even during a rival game, because this community says it best.

"Band together as Westerville strong as the hashtag says and begin to move forward," Starner said.

Money raised from donations and t-shirt sales will go to the families of Officer Joering and Officer Morelli.

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Florida student survived shooting just as her grandfather did 70 years ago

Channel 10 news - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 19:04

A student who survived the shooting at a Florida school hid in a closet — just like her grandfather did to escape a 1949 shooting rampage in New Jersey.

Carly Novell tweeted a photo and said she hid in a closet just like her grandfather, Charles Cohen, did nearly 70 years ago when he was 12 and a gunman killed his family.

This is my grandpa. When he was 12 years old, he hid in a closet while his family was murdered during the first mass shooting in America. Almost 70 years later, I also hid in a closet from a murderer. These events shouldn't be repetitive. Something has to change. #douglasstrong pic.twitter.com/nDctTNlUNs

— carly (@car_nove) February 15, 2018

Howard Unruh gunned down 13 people, including Cohen's parents and paternal grandmother, during what was called his "Walk of Death" through Camden. Diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic, he spent the rest of his life in a state psychiatric hospital. He confessed to the killings but was never tried. He died in 2009.

Cohen's daughter, Lori Greenberg, tells the Courier-Post of Cherry Hill her father didn't like talking about the attack with his family.

"He wanted to live the rest of his life and not let this define him," Greenberg said. "But I think not talking about it and letting it be repressed is much worse."

She says her niece Carly met with counselors and is "doing OK" after Wednesday's shooting left 17 dead.

"She's a remarkable young lady, but this is hard on her," Greenberg said. "Carly did lose a friend. A friend of hers saw two people shot dead."

Novell told HuffPost that she didn't even learn about the Camden killings until after her grandfather died, also in 2009.

"But family was so incredibly important to him because of what happened," she said. "He wasn't as lucky as me."

Cohen told The Associated Press in 1999 that the killings haunted him.

"My memories don't dim," he told the AP. "Do you know how many times in 50 years I've relived that story? It could have been yesterday."

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Columbus police searching for missing 35-year-old man

Channel 10 news - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 18:17

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Columbus police are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing 35-year-old man.

Police said Kyle Hill walked away from his home around 5 p.m. Friday and was last seen near Winchester Crossing Boulevard.

Police said he will not be able to verbalize where he lives or how to get there.

He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black coat, and was carrying a bright green book bag.

He is described as 5’10” tall, weighs about 245 pounds, has blue eyes and is balding.

If anyone has any information, they are asked to call the Columbus Police Missing Persons Unit at 614-645-4624.

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Magnitude-7.2 earthquake slams south, central Mexico

Channel 10 news - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 17:10

MEXICO CITY — A powerful earthquake shook south and central Mexico Friday, causing people to flee buildings and office towers in the country's capital, and setting off quake alert systems.

Crowds of people gathered on central Reforma Avenue in Mexico City as the ground shook.

The U.S. Geological Survey put the quake's preliminary magnitude at 7.2 and said its epicenter was 33 miles (53 kilometers) northeast of Pinotepa in Oaxaca state. It had a depth of 15 miles (24 kilometers).

The epicenter is a rural area of western Oaxaca state near the Pacific coast and the border with Guerrero state.

The Oaxaca state civil protection agency said via Twitter that it was monitoring the coastline.

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake in central Mexico on Sept. 19 left 228 people dead in the capital and 369 across the region.

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CPD: Officers involved in shooting of Henry Green acted within department policy

Channel 10 news - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 15:51

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The actions of the officers involved in the shooting of Henry Green in 2016, have been ruled to be within Division policy according to police.

The announcement was made by Deputy Chief Thomas Quinlan Friday evening after the investigation was reviewed by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Columbus Division of Police.

Two plainclothes Columbus police officers, Zach Rosen and Jason Bare, say they spotted Green with a gun at the corner of Ontario and Duxberry on June 6, 2016.

They said they identified themselves as officers and told him to drop his weapon.

Instead, they say he fired at them. They returned fire, killing Green.

A grand jury did not bring charges against the officers.

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Sheriff: His office got 20 calls about Florida school shooting suspect

Channel 10 news - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 14:45

PARKLAND, Fla. - A sheriff says his office received about 20 calls in the past few years about Nikolas Cruz, the suspect accused of killing 17 people at high school in Parkland, Florida.

Sheriff Scott Israel of Broward County told a news conference Friday that his office would be investigating every one of those previous calls to see how they were handled. He did not disclose specifics about those calls, but says he would take action personally if anyone was remiss in handling any of the calls.

He also says seven of the wounded remain in hospitals.

The sheriff also clarified that Cruz never had a gas mask or smoke grenades during Wednesday's attack, but he did a balaclava or mask with eye slits.

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13 Russians charged with meddling to help Trump in election

Channel 10 news - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:08

WASHINGTON — Thirteen Russians and three Russian companies were charged Friday with an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election through social media propaganda aimed at helping Republican Donald Trump and harming the prospects of his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, prosecutors announced Friday.

The indictment, brought by the office of special counsel Robert Mueller, represents the most direct allegation to date of illegal Russian meddling during the election. It says Russians created bogus Internet postings, posed online as American political activists and fraudulently purchased advertisements — all with the goal of swaying political opinion during the bitterly contested race.

The intent of the meddling, the indictment says, was to "sow discord in the U.S. political system, including the 2016 presidential election."

The indictment arises from Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the election and whether there was improper coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. The charges are similar to the assessment of the U.S. intelligence community, which months after the election described a Russian government effort to meddle in the election on Trump's behalf.

The Russians' "strategic goal" was to sow discord, the indictment says. By early-to-mid 2016, their efforts "included" supporting Trump's campaign and disparaging Democrat Clinton. The charges say that Russians also communicated with "unwitting individuals" associated with the Trump campaign and other political activists to coordinate activities.

Trump himself has been reluctant to acknowledge the meddling. His spokeswoman, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said Friday that Trump had been briefed on the indictment but there was no other immediate comment.

The charges are the latest allegations arising from Mueller's probe and represent the first criminal case against Russians. Before Friday, four people, including Trump's former national security adviser and former campaign chairman, had been charged.

According to the indictment, the Internet Research Agency, a Russian troll farm, started interfering as early as 2014 in U.S. politics, extending to the 2016 presidential election. The defendants, "posing as U.S. persons and creating false U.S. personas," operated social media groups designed to attract U.S. audiences by stealing U.S. identities and falsely claiming to be U.S. activists.

"Over time, these social media accounts became defendants' means to reach significant numbers of Americans for purposes of interfering with the U.S. political system," the indictment reads.

The defendants are charged with conspiring "to obstruct the lawful functions of the United States government through fraud and deceit," including by making expenditures in connection with the 2016 election, failing to register as foreign agents carrying out political activities and obtaining visas through false and fraudulent statements.

Some of the Russians traveled to the United States "under false pretenses" to collect intelligence, and they also used computer infrastructure based partly in the United States to hide the Russian origins of their work.

The indictment says the Internet Research Agency was funded by Yevgeny Prigozhin, a St. Petersburg businessman dubbed "Putin's chef" because his restaurants and catering businesses once hosted the Kremlin leader's dinners with foreign dignitaries. It was also funded by companies he controlled, according to the indictment.

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Mourners line procession route for fallen Westerville officers

Channel 10 news - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 09:40

Mourners gathered in front of the Westerville Police Department Friday morning, to watch as the funeral procession for Officers Eric Joering and Anthony Morelli passed.

The plaza in front of the police department has been a gathering spot all week for folks wanting someplace to bring their grief.

Officer Morelli's cruiser is parked there, covered in flowers, mementos, and messages of love and support.

Friday, standing there in respect and support were the Centerburg middle and high school cheerleaders.

Centerburg is where Officer Joering lived with his family- his daughter Eva is a member of the cheer squad.

On this day of such sadness, the squad says there's no place else they should be.

"We wanted her to know that she is loved and that we'll just continue to support her any way we can. She's got 32 girls behind her," said Coach Mandy Gross.

Each of the girls was wearing a blue ribbon in their hair, with the badge numbers and names of Officers Joering and Morelli.

Friday night their support continues- admission to Centerburg's JV and Varsity basketball games will be donation only, with 100 percent of those donations going to the families of these officers.

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