• CPD cruiser involved in crash during overnight police chase

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (10TV) -- A police chase that involved a Columbus police cruiser being damaged still has lanes closed more than four hours after it happened.Columbus police say the southbound lanes of Olentangy River Road near state route 161 are still closed due to a police investigation.Police say around 11:45 p.m. on Monday, police tried to pull someone over for a traffic stop at the intersection of Cleveland Avenue and Gennessee Avenue, but at some point they took off.Police say a cruiser was
  • Police: More than a dozen people trapped on SeaWorld ride

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Police say more than a dozen people trapped on a ride at SeaWorld in San Diego have been rescued.San Diego police tell FOX5 News that around six gondolas stopped functioning Monday night after a big gust of wind tripped a circuit breaker on "Bayside Skyride." Authorities had estimated that between 15 and 30 people were trapped, some of them in gondolas suspended above water. Sixteen were actually rescued.The riders were lowered by harnesses and rescued by lifeguard boats.
  • Police: More than a dozen people rescued from SeaWorld ride

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Police say more than a dozen people trapped on a ride at SeaWorld in San Diego have been rescued.San Diego police tell FOX5 News that around six gondolas stopped functioning Monday night after a big gust of wind tripped a circuit breaker on "Bayside Skyride." Authorities had estimated that between 15 and 30 people were trapped, some of them in gondolas suspended above water. Sixteen were actually rescued.The riders were lowered by harnesses and rescued by lifeguard boats.
  • Richland County mother closes store to breastfeed, gains support on social media

    RICHLAND COUNTY, Ohio - Emily Edgington said she had no choice but to close the Family Dollar store earlier this month where she was working so she could pump.Another mother saw the sign at the store in the 1200 block of Ashland Road just outside Mansfield and posted a picture to social media.Edgington told 10TV's Lacey Crisp it is important to her to breastfeed her three-month-old daughter Eliana.She was scheduled to work alone at the Family Dollar.“I didn't pump that day.I ended up engor
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  • Family remembers first female police officer at Ohio State

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - A decorated officer of the law. A marksman behind the short barrel of a snub-nose 38. A trailblazer in the field of law enforcement.That describes Norma Jean Walker who was the first female police officer at the Ohio State University."My grandfather actually talked her into it," Chuck Miller said.Miller's grandfather, Vernon, who worked for the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, saw potential in his wife.He knew she could handle a workforce predominantly ran by men. In 1960, Vern
  • 16 states sue Trump administration over national emergency declaration

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California and 15 other states filed a lawsuit Monday against President Donald Trump's emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.California Attorney General Xavier Becerra released a statement Monday saying the suit alleges the Trump administration's action violates the Constitution."President Trump treats the rule of law with utter contempt," Becerra said. "He knows there is no border crisis, he knows his emergency declaration is unwarranted,
  • Illinois "honor system" in question after deadly workplace shooting

    AURORA, ILLINOIS — West of Chicago, workers returned Monday to a plant in Aurora where five co-workers were killed Friday. Russell Beyer worked there for more than 20 years. Vicente Juarez was a father of three, and grandfather of eight.Clayton Parks had a wife and a son. Josh Pinkard was the manager. Trevor Wehner was on his first day as an intern. Five police officers are recovering.Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman said suspect Gary Martin shouldn't have had the gun he allegedly used to
  • 3 children among 4 found dead after west Michigan shooting

    SOLON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Authorities say three children and a woman were found dead of apparent gunshot wounds at a home in western Michigan.Kent County Sheriff Michelle LaJoye-Young says authorities responded Monday to a property near Cedar Springs, a community about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Grand Rapids. She says someone discovered the bodies and called 911.LaJoye-Young said the three children were elementary school-aged and younger but declined to provide further information abo
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  • Light snow and a messy commute expected Wednesday morning

    Another weather-maker has its sights set on central Ohio and it'll arrive at a rather inopportune time. By Wednesday morning a warm front will approach the area and some snow will be possible out ahead of it.Weather Resources: Interactive Radar | Weather Warnings | Closings, DelaysAs warmer air move in first just above the surface, some sleet and possibly freezing rain will mix in before it gets warm enough for all rain sometime late Wednesday morning. That means slick spots will definitely be p
  • Columbus groups join national protest against national emergency

    Monday, Columbus groups joined a national protest against President Trump's declaration of a national emergency in an effort to gain federal financial support for a border wall."There's too much going on politically and I'm getting sick and tired of Trump, Portman and all these people taking over our rights," said Bob Wright, a voter from Lancaster, Ohio.Friday, President Trump declared a national state of emergency along the border of Mexico noting the flow of drugs, illegal immigrants and crim
  • New Albany police investigating attempted burglaries

    Police in New Albany are investigating four reports of a person attempting to break into homes.Police said it happened between the hours of 6 to 8 a.m. on Sunday, February 10 in the New Albany Links community on the northeast side of the city.In at least two cases, people were home when the suspect tried to get in through a back door.A potential victim posted images captured by a surveillance camera, which shows the suspect dressed in a camouflage jacket.New Albany Police Sergeant Kris Daniels s
  • Central Ohio schools find different ways to make up snow days

    Between snow, ice and freezing temps, many districts have had to call off school several days this year.At Logan-Hocking Schools, they were in class this Presidents Day, one of the district's designated make-up days.The district has called off eight days so far to meet the state's requirements for hours of instruction, it has to make up anything past five days.“Today is one of them, Presidents Day is our first one,”said Superintendent Monte Bainter. “We’re making up April
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  • Blue Jackets hosting “Hockey Is For Everyone” Night to celebrate diversity and inclusion

    The Columbus Blue Jackets will be celebrating diversity and inclusion in the sport of hockey when they take on the San Jose Sharks on February 23.“Hockey Is For Everyone” Night will be highlighted by themed recognitions, fundraisers and an exit giveaway.During pregame warmups, Blue Jackets Hockey Is For Everyone ambassador Seth Jones and teammates will use rainbow colored Pride tape on sticks and practice with Pride-themed pucks.The Blue Jackets will auction off signed sticks with pr
  • Cameron Mitchell Restaurants and Rise Brands Bring Two More Venues to Bridge Park

    Two new concepts are heading to Bridge Park West. Cameron Mitchell Restaurants’ The Pearl and Rise Brands’ No Soliciting will open there later this year, occupying the same building and filling out the two restaurant groups’ lineup of bars and restaurants in the Dublin development. Located in a building currently under construction at the base […]
  • Employer-paid student loan repayment help could be coming

    With U.S. student loan debt totaling a staggering $1.5 trillion nationally, it's second only to outstanding home mortgage debt for American households. But one idea that could provide some relief for indebted students is now gaining bipartisan support in both the House and Senate.Under legislation reintroduced in the Senate last week, employers could contribute up to $5,250 tax-free annually to employees' student loan debt repayments. Companies can already get this tax break for employer-paid tu
  • Study: Polar Vortex may have killed 95 percent of stink bugs

    Researchers say January’s Polar Vortex may have killed off 95 percent of the stink bugs that hadn’t found hadn’t found shelter to stay warm this winter.A release by the National Pest Management Association cited a study by Virginia Tech University.The study says other invasive insect species like the Emerald ash borer and southern pine beetles likely didn't survive.Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean insects like cockroaches and bed bugs were affected. Even if the adults fre
  • Ohio State mistakenly sent out 'active attacker' alert

    An alert sent out to students and staff at the Ohio State University Monday regarding an active attacker on campus turned out to be an error.A Buckeye Alert was sent out at 12:32 p.m. Monday reading: "Active attacker reported on campus. RUN, HIDE or, as a last resort, FIGHT, if needed. Police responding - More info soon."A few minutes later another message was sent saying "Please ignore the Alert that was just sent. We had a system malfunction. There is NO threat."In a statement, Ohio State said
  • Ohio State: Active attacker message sent accidentally

    The Ohio State University said a message sent warning of an attacker on campus was sent by accident.A Buckeye Alert was sent out at 12:32 p.m. Monday reading: "Active attacker reported on campus. RUN, HIDE or, as a last resort, FIGHT, if needed. Police responding - More info soon."A few minutes later another message was sent saying "Please ignore the Alert that was just sent.. We had a system malfunction. There is NO threat."The university sent the following statment to 10TV:"The Ohio State Univ
  • Biggest supermoon of the year will happen this week

    Just two months into 2019 and it’s already time for the biggest supermoon of the year.Starting Monday night, February full moon will brighten skies.It will also look huge due to how close it is to earth.You might also hear people calling it the snow moon.The supermoon will reach its peak Tuesday morning at 10:54 a.m. EST but it won’t be visible then.Instead, check the skies Monday and Tuesday night for the best views.
  • Aurora shooting victim texted wife "I love you, I've been shot at work"

    A man sent his wife a text message telling her that he loved her during a mass shooting at a manufacturing warehouse outside Chicago on the day after Valentine's Day. "I love you, I've been shot at work," Josh Pinkard said in the message to Terra Pinkard.She wrote about the message and her efforts to find her husband in a Facebook post Sunday morning. Josh Pinkard was among the five victims killed in Aurora, Illinois.The gunman, Gary Martin, 45, also died during the shooting, authorities said. H
  • 11-year-old student arrested after not standing for Pledge of Allegiance

    LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sixth-grader faces charges of disrupting a school function and resisting arrest after a confrontation that followed his refusal to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.In a statement, Lakeland Police say a school resource officer was alerted to a disturbance created by a student in the classroom at Lawton Chiles Middle Academy on Feb. 4.According to police, the 11-year-old student initially refused to leave the room, continued to be disruptive and made threats
  • Sailor in iconic V-J Day Times Square kiss photo dies at 95

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II has died. George Mendonsa was 95.Mendonsa's daughter, Sharon Molleur, told The Providence Journal Mendonsa fell and had a seizure Sunday at the assisted living facility in Middletown, Rhode Island, where he lived with his wife of 70 years.Mendonsa was shown kissing Greta Zimmer Friedman, a dental assistant in a nurse's uniform, on Aug. 14, 1945. Known as V-J Day, it was the
  • North Market Adds Satori Ramen Bar to Merchant Lineup

    North Market’s newest merchant is bringing authentic ramen dishes to the Downtown food scene. Satori Ramen Bar (Satori meaning “sudden enlightenment”) will open this spring, in the vacant stall adjacent to Dos Hermanos and Omega Artisan Baking. “I chose Ramen because it’s what my best memories were built around, it’s what I use to decompress […]
  • Hot Chicken Pizza Collab Extended with Mac & Cheese Update

    If you missed out on your chance to score a “Hot Mikey’s Takeover” pizza last week, then you’ll be jazzed to know that the annual limited-time crossover promo will be extended for one more week with a new Mac and Cheese edition. This side dish from Hot Chicken Takeover will top a Mikey’s Late Night […]
  • Theater Review: Red Herring’s World Premiere of Dark Comedy Dirt

    Red Herring continues their ambitious season with the world premiere of Creighton James’ dark comedy Dirt in a visceral, frenetic mounting directed by Amanda Phillips. Dirt recasts Sam Shepard’s working-class surrealism as a cartoonish farce. Jimmy (Benjamin Turner) returns to his hometown in the heart of coal country Pennsylvania for the first time in seven […]
  • Interview: Brent Crawford and Bob Hoying

    The Insight 2050 initiative from the Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) has drawn a lot of attention to predicted population and job growth in the region and the need to plan for it. City planners, elected officials, and developers all tend to agree on one basic takeaway of the study – that future development […]
  • The Confluence Cast: Crawford Hoying

    The test of an organization is how it responds to adversity. Such was true for development organization Crawford Hoying during the recession. With multiple developments built and thriving since then, principals Brent Crawford and Bob Hoying sat down with Columbus Underground reporter Brent Warren to discuss how a chance meeting in the late 1990’s led […]
  • School threat system fields thousands of tips in first month

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A threat reporting system now required for all Pennsylvania schools fielded more than 4,900 tips in its first month, about a third of them considered serious enough to pass along to local police and school officials.The goal of the Safe 2 Say Something program, which funnels tips to an around-the-clock call center at the attorney general's headquarters in Harrisburg, is to respond to troubling behavior, unsafe school situations and anything else tipsters deems approp
  • Trump lashes out at officials involved in Russia probe

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is suggesting that key officials involved in the Russia probe were engaged in "treasonous" behavior.Trump is lashing out on Twitter at former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, whose new book details his concerns about potential foreign influence over the president, and current Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who initiated special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.Trump says McCabe and Rosenstein "look like they were planning
  • Monday's Most Wanted: Shawn T. Pettibone

    Monday's most wanted is a familiar face to law enforcement.Shawn T. Pettibone, 40, is wanted by the Franklin County sheriff's office on several charges, including discharging a firearm, felonious assault, and having a weapon under disability.Pettibone was last known to be living near Whitehall. He is 6'0", 170 lbs.If you see him, call the Franklin County Sheriff's Office at614-525-SWAT.
  • Kamala Harris sets her sights on South Carolina with first campaign swing

    COLUMBIA, S.C. — Democrat Kamala Harris represents California in the Senate, but her inaugural campaign swing through South Carolina over the weekend sent a clear signal that she sees the Palmetto State as the gateway to winning her party's nomination for president.With its prime spot in the 2020 calendar and its high concentration of African American voters, the South Carolina primary could provide a launching pad for Democratic presidential hopefuls. And Harris' "truth and justice" campa
  • Suspect charged in triple murder at Southern California bowling alley

    TORRANCE, Calif. — A 47-year-old man has been charged with killing three men at a bowling alley in Torrance last month, CBS Los Angeles reports. Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney John Chang said Reginald Leander Wallace, of Los Angeles, is charged with opening fire at Gable House Bowl on Jan. 4.Victims Michael Radford, 20, Astin Edwards, 28, and Robert Meekins, 28, were killed.Wallace faces three counts of murder, four counts of attempted murder and one count of possession of a firearm
  • "Shocking and abhorrent act of hate": NYC governor condemns synagogue attack in Brooklyn

    NEW YORK (CBS News) -- The NYPD's Hate Crimes Division is investigating after a window was smashed at a Brooklyn synagogue, CBS New York reports. More than a dozen people were inside Chabad of Bushwick observing the Sabbath."My wife was here with the baby, a 10-month-old. Another child was sleeping on the couch. The other children were playing right here," Rabbi Menachem Heller told CBS New York.About 15 people, including children, were inside the synagogue at the time of the incident."It's all
  • Columbus Police officer who offered money for sex back on duty

    COLUMBUS — A Columbus police officer who was suspended after he admitted he offered to pay a woman for sex is now back on duty.Twenty-six-year-old Officer Helal Daoud, who has been with Columbus police for two years, was placed on leave in November. The Columbus Dispatch reports the woman told investigators that she initially connected with Daoud over the summer on social media, and she eventually stopped responding to him.Investigators say Daoud sent multiple messages, eventually offering
  • UK lawmakers slam Facebook, recommend stiffer regulation

    LONDON — British lawmakers issued a scathing report Monday that accused Facebook of intentionally violating privacy and anti-competition laws in the U.K., and called for greater oversight of social media companies.The report on fake news and disinformation on social media sites followed an 18-month investigation by Parliament's influential media committee. The committee recommended that social media sites should have to follow a mandatory code of ethics overseen by an independent regulator
  • Lawyers seek new sentencing for teen in Ohio school shooting

    URBANA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio teenager who shot and wounded a classmate at school and was sentenced to 23 years in prison has filed an appeal for a new sentencing.Lawyers for Ely Serna said in court documents the trial court judge erred in giving their client the maximum sentence for the 2017 shooting, reported The Springfield News-Sun.The attorneys said Serna was depressed at the time of the shooting and showed remorse for his actions, and the judge didn't take his age into account during s
  • Chicago police seek follow-up interview with Jussie Smollett

    CHICAGO — Chicago police said Sunday they're still seeking a follow-up interview with Jussie Smollett after receiving new information that "shifted" their investigation of a reported attack on the "Empire" actor.The trajectory of the investigation "shifted" after detectives questioned two brothers about the attack and released them late Friday without charges, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Saturday. He said police also reached out to Smollett's attorney to request another intervi
  • White House indicates Trump to veto disapproval of emergency

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is prepared to issue the first veto of his term if Congress votes to disapprove his declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border, a top White House adviser said on Sunday.White House senior adviser Stephen Miller told "Fox News Sunday" that "the president is going to protect his national emergency declaration." Asked if that meant Trump was ready to veto a resolution of disapproval, Miller added, "He's going to protect
  • Fun things to do with your children on Presidents Day in central Ohio

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (10TV) -- With most children out of school on Monday due to the Presidents Day federal holiday, your children will need some fun things to do.In central Ohio, there are a few options open on Monday that are not usually available:National Veteran's Museum and Memorial: Admission is 50% offMad River Mountain Family Festival: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.Ohio History Center: Open Monday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., special programming availableCOSI: Open Monday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.Columbus Zoo: Free admissionLa
  • No. 11 Michigan State beats Ohio State 62-44, but Ward hurt

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State shut down Ohio State in the second half despite an injury to Nick Ward.Now the Spartans may be without their standout big man for a while.Ward left in the second half with a broken left hand, but No. 11 Michigan State still rolled to a 62-44 victory over Ohio State on Sunday. The Spartans held the Buckeyes to only 13 points in the second half. Coach Tom Izzo initially said Ward might have dislocated a finger, but the school announced that the 6-foo
  • More than 1,500 attend vigil for Aurora shooting victims

    AURORA, Ill. (AP) — More than 1,500 people braved snow and freezing drizzle to attend a prayer vigil for five slain co-workers Sunday, two days after they were fatally shot at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant by a longtime employee who was fired moments earlier.The Rev. Dan Haas told those who gathered near five white crosses erected for the shooting victims outside the Henry Pratt Co. in Aurora that Friday's "senseless killings" left their families brokenhearted in the city about 40
  • Dayton mayor offers model solution after city cuts opioid overdose deaths in half

    As opioid addiction and related deaths continue to grip this nation, the leader of one Ohio city is looking to spread an initiative that has reduced accidental opioid overdose deaths.In 2017, the metropolitan city of Dayton had one of the highest overdose rates in the nation. Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley says she was able to change that by taking a new approach.“The community really rallied together and we created what we call the 'Community Overdose Action Team or the COAT,” Whaley said.
  • Woman becomes first known person with autism to practice law in Florida

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — At 3, Haley Moss was diagnosed with autism and doctors thought she may never be able to get a drivers license or make a friend. Last month, she became the first openly autistic person to be admitted to the Florida Bar.When I was diagnosed with autism at age 3, my parents were told I’d be lucky if I got a driver’s license or even made a friend.21 years later, they saw me get sworn into The Florida Bar. #JourneyToEsquire complete ✅⚖️
  • Anthony Weiner released from federal prison early under re-entry program

    Anthony Weiner, the former congressman who pleaded guilty to sending sexually explicit material to a teen, has been released from federal prison ahead of the end of his 21-month sentence.Federal records show Weiner, who was imprisoned in Massachusetts, is now being housed at a Residential Re-entry Management facility in Brooklyn, New York, ahead of his final release date of May 14. The records do not state when Weiner was transferred from the Massachusetts prison.Weiner, 54, was sentenced to jai
  • Dog reunited with owner after 8 month, 175-mile journey

    SOUTH PARIS, Maine (AP) — A dog that went missing in Massachusetts months ago has been reunited with its family after being found in Maine, 175 miles away.The Bangor Daily News reports 5-year-old king shepherd Kaiser made his way from Ashby, Massachusetts, to South Paris, Maine, over a span of eight months. The pooch jumped a wall at the home of a woman who was caring for him before going missing.Kaiser's owner, Tom Wollcott, and his children were reunited with the dog Sunday morning. Woll
  • Ohio lawmakers studying error that could ban some guns

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — A mistake in writing up an Ohio bill could inadvertently ban several types of already legal guns and must be fixed quickly, gun rights advocates say.At issue is legislation approved by lawmakers last year that allows off-duty police officers to carry firearms and phases in pre-emption of many local firearms restrictions, among other changes.The bill also attempted to align Ohio law with federal law regarding short-barrel weapons, or generally speaking shotguns with barrel
  • Opinion: The Bastardization of “Local”

    When you hear the term “local business,” what comes to mind? A mom-and-pop restaurant? A franchise owned by someone who lives in your neighborhood? A multi-billion dollar global corporation based on the other side of the country? The correct answer is “all of the above.” There are no formal guidelines for use of the word […]
  • Columbus State now offers social workers on campus for students

    Many students at Columbus State Community College are challenged with working full-time jobs and parenting while studying to earn degrees."I knew it would be hard," said Jenae Parker, a consortium transfer student at Columbus State, who is also mother to an 8-year old daughter. "When things are hectic in your personal life, it takes away from your bandwidth when you're in class. Sometimes I can be in class worrying about how I'm going to pay my rent or how I'm going to provide a meal for my daug
  • 4 dead after Mississippi hostage standoff, shooting

    CLINTON, Miss. — Authorities say four people are dead and a suspect is in custody after a domestic dispute in Mississippi led to a fatal hostage standoff.Clinton city spokesman Mark Jones says the incident began about 2:30 a.m. Saturday inside a Clinton home and lasted for about 12 hours.Jones says four people were killed but did not provide any other details about the deaths in the Jackson suburb.The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation says the suspect has been taken into custody. Clinton
  • Patrick Caddell, pollster to Jimmy Carter, dies at 68

    WASHINGTON — Patrick Caddell, the pollster who helped propel Jimmy Carter in his longshot bid to win the presidency and later distanced himself from Democrats, has died, a colleague said Saturday night. He was 68.Caddell died Saturday in Charleston, South Carolina, after suffering a stroke. That's according to Professor Kendra Stewart of the College of Charleston, who confirmed the death to The Associated Press.After working with Democrats in the 1970s and 1980s, Caddell eventually drifted

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