• Firefighters on scene of car fire in a garage in east Columbus

    COLUMBUS - The Columbus Division of fire is investigating a car fire in east Columbus.Battalion Chief Martin said crews responded just after 6 a.m. in the 2500 block of Berwick Boulevard. The car fire started in the garage and spread to parts of the house.Chief Martin told 10TV there were no injuries reported and the Red Cross is helping assist two adults.An investigator is headed to the scene to determine the cause of the fire.
  • Sheriff's office releases new details, identifies deputy involved in deadly courthouse shooting

    The Franklin County Sheriff's Office has identified the deputy involved in the deadly shooting of a 16-year-old at the Franklin County courthouse on Wednesday.The sheriff's office said Deputy Richard Scarborough was assigned to security on the 5th floor of the Franklin County Juvenile Court when he was called to respond to a disturbance.Joseph Haynes was in the courtroom on two delinquency cases involving guns.The sheriff's office said Haynes and his mother became disruptive in the courtroom as
  • Supreme Court to rule on Trump travel ban

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has agreed to decide the legality of the latest version of President Donald Trump's ban on travel to the United States by residents of six majority-Muslim countries.The justices plan to hear arguments in April and issue a final ruling by late June.The action follows last month's ruling by the federal appeals court in San Francisco that struck down the travel ban.The federal appeals court in Richmond, Virginia, also is considering a challenge to the ban.Last m
  • Columbus Stands Behind Support of DACA

    As the federal government scrambles to avoid a shutdown at midnight tonight, much of the conversation centers around the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. While national lawmakers struggle to reach a deal, many in Columbus are taking a firm stance behind supporting the program that provides protection for young unauthorized immigrants — commonly referred […]
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  • "I am here to face you, Larry": Aly Raisman confronts disgraced doctor

    Six-time Olympic medalist Aly Raisman faced her abuser in a Michigan courtroom on Friday. The Needham, Massachusetts native is one of more than 140 women who say former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassarsexually abused them under the guise of medical treatment."You are so sick," Raisman told Nassar. "You took advantage of our passions and our dreams. I am here to face you, Larry, so you can see I have regained my strength. That I am no longer a victim, I am a survivor. I am no longer that
  • The Latest: No motive uncovered for Las Vegas mass shooting

    LAS VEGAS — The Latest on the shooting in Las Vegas last October that left 58 people dead and hundreds injured on the Las Vegas strip:Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Sheriff Joe Lombardo held a news conference Friday:1:10 p.m.Investigators say they have still not determined why Las Vegas mass shooter Stephen Paddock opened fire from his high-rise hotel suite, killing 58 people and injuring hundreds.Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo told reporters Friday that investigators believe
  • Probe: Las Vegas shooting suspect's motive remains a mystery

    Investigators have still not discovered what motivated Stephen Paddock to embark on the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history but determined that he researched SWAT tactics ahead of the massacre and investigated other possible targets, including the famed California beach in Santa Monica, officials said Friday.They also determined that Paddock acted alone when he opened fire from his high-rise hotel suite, killing 58 people and injuring hundreds, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo told repor
  • Kucinich names city councilwoman as running mate

    AKRON, Ohio — Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich has picked an Akron city councilwoman as his running mate in the Ohio governor's race.The 71-year-old Democrat announced Tara Samples as his lieutenant governor pick at an event Friday.Kucinich called it the honor of his life to stand beside Samples. He described her as a highly regarded community leader, volunteer and political activist.First elected to Akron City Council in 2013, Samples is a paralegal and former court bailiff and U.S. Posta
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  • Working Together For Weinland Park

    Weinland Park Collaborative and members of Annie E. Casey Foundation met with Mayor Ginther, the Department of Development, and the Department of Neighborhoods to discuss lessons learned from Weinland Park’s ongoing revitalization and thank the city for its support. Successful tactics from this collaboration can then be shared and implemented across other neighborhoods in our […]
  • Yes, The Amazon HQ2 Project Would Increase Your Rent

    Yesterday, it was revealed that Columbus was one of the top 20 finalist cities to make the short list of site locations where Amazon may build its new $5 billion HQ2 project. We don’t know when the final announcement will be made as to which city will be selected, but we do know that any […]
  • Forecast: Warming trend continues; showers by Saturday night

    This Evening: Clear and cool.
    Tonight: Mainly clear and not as chilly. 28 SW 5-10 mph
    Tomorrow: Partly cloudy and milder. 41 SW 5-10 mph
    Sunday: Chance for showers. Still mild. 45
    Monday: Rain likely, but warm. 53Weather Resources: Interactive Radar | Weather Warnings | Live Radar | School closings, delaysSpecial Information: High pressure will keep skies clear through the early part of the weekend as a more southerly flow of air brings in warmer temperatures. More moisture will also creep in by
  • Forecast: Seasonable this afternoon, warming trend continues

    This Afternoon: Mostly sunny.Still cold and brisk.High 36. Winds: SW 7-11 mph.
    Tonight: Few clouds.Not as cold.Low 27.Winds: SW 6-9 mph.
    Tomorrow: Sunny start, increasing clouds.Mild. High 42. Winds: SW 7-11 mph.
    Sunday: Chance rain, cloudy and warmer.High 48.Weather Resources: Interactive Radar | Weather Warnings | Live Radar | School closings, delaysSpecial Information: After a cold & breezy start, we’ll become more seasonable this afternoon with highs in the mid 30's. This will be o
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  • Amazon boosts monthly Prime membership fees by 20 percent

    NEW YORK- Amazon is boosting the price of its monthly Prime membership fees for new and existing members by nearly 20 percent.The online retailer says its annual membership fee of $99 will not change.Starting Friday, new members will pay $12.99 a month, up from $10.99. Qualifying college students will pay $6.49 a month, up from $5.49.Amazon.com Inc. says existing monthly members will start paying the higher fees next month.
  • APNewsBreak: Border wall models thwart US commandos in tests

    SAN DIEGO — Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed wall with Mexico indicate their imposing heights should stop border crossers, a U.S. official with direct knowledge of the rigorous assessment told The Associated Press.Military special forces based in Florida and U.S. Customs and Border Protection special units spent three weeks trying to breach and scale the eight models in San Diego, using jackhammers, saws, torches and other tools and climb
  • Horseback Soldiers, Russian Dashcams, Foreign Romance + Nic Cage in Theaters

    Damn, a lot of movies open this weekend—too many to cover! (Sorry Gerard Butler. Well, not really…) Some of these are beautiful, some magical, some insane, and one is like picking a scab, but most of them are worth your time. Call Me By Your Name It’s a languid Italian summer circa 1983 and everything […]
  • TV Review: HBO’s “Gunpowder” Misfires

    Kit Harington’s new show, Gunpowder, which was created and produced by Harington, just wrapped up a few weeks ago. The show reeks of a self-indulgent pet project for Harington, who just so happens to be a distant relative of Robert Catesby, his character in the show. Gunpowder takes place in early 1600s England, when a […]
  • 'How dare you': Gymnasts confront Michigan sports doctor

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — U.S. Olympian McKayla Maroney said being sexually assaulted by a Michigan sports doctor who molested her and other gymnasts scarred her mind in ways that may never heal.Dr. Larry Nassar won't be sentenced until next week to accommodate the many victims who want to speak. Since Tuesday, Judge Rosemarie Aquilina has listened to more than 60 who were molested after seeking his help for injuries, including a statement from Maroney that was read by a prosecutor on Thursday
  • Gold medalist to Nassar: I won't live as a victim any longer

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Jordyn Wieber described herself in court Friday as one of 140 survivors of sexual assault by Larry Nassar, as Michigan State University called on the state's attorney general to investigate the school's handling of complaints against the disgraced former sports doctor.Wieber is the fourth member of the "Fierce Five" — the 2012 U.S. Olympic gymnastics team — to publicly tell of abuse by Nassar under the guise of medical treatment."Even
  • Crash with school bus injures one in Madison Township

    MADISON TWP. -- A crash involving a school bus Friday morning has sent one man to Grant Medical Center.The crash happened in the area of Watkins Road and Winchester Pike. Watkins Road is closed in the area of the crash. The crash happened a little before 8:30 a.m.According to Franklin County Sheriff's officials on scene, the bus was northwest on Winchester Pike and the truck was crossing Watkins Road. About six children were aboard the bus and some bumps and bruises were treated at the scene. Th
  • Crash with school bus in Madison Township injures off-duty firefighter

    MADISON TWP. -- A crash involving a school bus Friday morning has sent one man to Grant Medical Center.The crash happened in the area of Watkins Road and Winchester Pike. Watkins Road is closed in the area of the crash. The crash happened a little before 8:30 a.m.Officials from the Columbus Division of Fire said the man transported was an off-duty firefighter.According to Franklin County Sheriff's officials on scene, the bus was northwest on Winchester Pike and the truck was crossing Watkins Roa
  • Congress likely racing toward a government shutdown

    WASHINGTON — A bitterly divided Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan stare-down over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported.Democrats in the Senate have served notice they will filibuster a four-week, government-wide funding bill that cleared the House Thursday evening, seeking to shape a subsequent measure but exposing themselves to charges they are responsib
  • Comedy Preview: Josh Blue at The Funny Bone

    Like much of the country, I became acquainted with Josh Blue as his humble, disarming humor propelled him into the national spotlight as winner of season four of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. His affability and winsome wit made him easy to root for, and he would eventually best an impressive list of comedians who auditioned for […]
  • Fake TV news crew tried to sneak fake bomb through airport checkpoint

    Authorities say at least seven people who claimed to be working for a TV network were arrested at a New Jersey airport after they tried to pass a fake explosive device through a security checkpoint, authorities say. Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein says it happened at Newark Liberty International Airport on Thursday.She says some members of the group attempted to bring the fake explosive device in a carry-on bag, but it was detected by TSA officers and never made
  • Interview: Darley Newman of “Equitrekking” and “Travels with Darley”

    Darley Newman, star and creator of the PBS travel series Equitrekking and Travels with Darley, will appear at the AAA Great Vacations Travel Expo in Downtown Columbus this weekend. In this edited interview, Newman shares with Columbus Underground some thoughts about choosing travel destinations and how to get the most out of a journey. Jesse […]
  • California DA says couple's abuse of 12 kids became torture

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — They were starved and shackled to their beds, sometimes for months. They were beaten and choked. They were given scant medical care, often denied use of a toilet and allowed to shower but once a year. They lived mostly at night, out of sight of neighbors, and knew virtually nothing of the outside world.And yet, some of the children of David and Louise Turpin hatched an escape plan.It took two years to carry out but last weekend a 17-year-old girl and her sister cli
  • Beatings, strangulation, starvation: Charges against parents offer chilling look into abuse

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. — They were starved and shackled to their beds, sometimes for months. They were beaten and choked. They were given scant medical care, often denied use of a toilet and allowed to shower but once a year. They lived mostly at night, out of sight of neighbors, and knew virtually nothing of the outside world.And yet, some of the children of David and Louise Turpin hatched an escape plan.It took two years to carry out but last weekend a 17-year-old girl and her sister climbed
  • Anti-smoking plan may kill cigarettes--and save Big Tobacco

    WASHINGTON — Imagine if cigarettes were no longer addictive and smoking itself became almost obsolete; only a tiny segment of Americans still lit up. That's the goal of an unprecedented anti-smoking plan being carefully fashioned by U.S. health officials.But the proposal from the Food and Drug Administration could have another unexpected effect: opening the door for companies to sell a new generation of alternative tobacco products, allowing the industry to survive — even thrive &mda
  • Airborne nuptials: Pope marries couple on papal plane

    Pope Francis celebrated the first-ever airborne papal wedding on Thursday, marrying two flight attendants from Chile's flagship airline at 36,000 feet during a flight from Santiago.Bride Paula Podest, 39, and groom Carlos Ciuffardi, 41, said "I do" after telling Francis that they had been married in a civil service in 2010 but had been unable to follow up with a church ceremony because of the Feb. 27, 2010, earthquake that rocked Chile.Francis then offered to marry the LATAM flight attendants ab
  • Ohio man convicted in fire that killed 9 wants case tossed

    CLEVELAND — An Ohio man convicted of setting a house fire that killed a woman and eight children at a birthday sleepover has asked a judge to throw out his conviction.Juries have twice convicted Antun Lewis on charges he set the 2005 fire in Cleveland.Lewis has contended repeatedly that he didn't set the fire and expressed condolences to the families. The 34-year-old Lewis is serving a 35-year prison sentence.Lewis asked U.S. District Judge Solomon Oliver Jr. last week to throw out his con
  • Prosecutor: Man killed ex-wife, buried body as son watched

    CLEVELAND — An Ohio man accused of strangling his ex-wife and burying her remains as their 3-year-old son watched has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.Cleveland.com reports that 28-year-old Fahad Saeed pleaded guilty Thursday to charges including involuntary manslaughter as part of a deal with prosecutors.Saeed's ex-wife, 25-year-old Roaa Al-Dhannoon, disappeared in October 2016. Her body was found in May 2017 in a wooded area across from a Cleveland-area amusement park. Assistant Cuya

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