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  • Nurse specialist gets prison for sexual contact with Mentor, Oh. girl in his office.

    06/30/2015 5:05:26 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 2 replies
    news-herald.com ^ | 6/30/2015 | Duncan Scott
    A clinical nurse specialist showed no reaction after being sentenced June 29 to three years in prison for having sexual contact with a child in his Mentor medical office. “My family is going through an extremely hard time in this case,” 63-year-old Inder Jeet Sharma said in Lake County Common Pleas Court. “I have lost every single penny.” The North Royalton man — who is also a lawyer — was arrested by Mentor detectives on June 11, 2014, following a sexual assault investigation. Several days earlier, police received a report that Sharma felt a 12-year-old girl’s breast over her shirt,...
  • WATCH: NASA cuts live video transmission as THREE UFOs fly past Earth

    06/29/2015 9:58:23 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 110 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | Mon, Jun 29, 2015 | Aaron Brown
    This shocking footage is causing quite a stir online. Some have already branded the clip definitive PROOF of alien lifeforms. The video – which is reportedly shot from the International Space Station – shows three unidentified flying objects blast out of Earth’s atmosphere. The lights leave our planet seconds before the live video feed is cut by NASA due to a reported “loss of signal”.
  • Cops Use DNA Analysis to Prove Chili's Waiter Spit in Customer's Drink

    06/04/2015 3:51:57 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 33 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | Jun 3, 2015 | EVAN SIMON
    A New York man who suspected that a Chili's restaurant waiter had spit into his drink got the law involved and investigators were able to determine who spit into the drink using DNA analysis, according to court documents. The incident took place last July, when Ken Yerdon and his wife, Julie Aluzzo Yerdon, went to dinner at a Chili's restaurant on Route 31 in Clay, New York, according to court documents from a lawsuit filed Tuesday. The couple complained to their server, Gregory Lamica, then 24, that their food was under-cooked and that they hadn't been served chips, Yerdon said....
  • A Q&A on pancreatic cancer (type of cancer ex-congressman has is very hard to diagnose early)

    05/31/2015 5:09:33 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 68 replies
    http://www.cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer) ^ | May 31, 2015 | Brie Zeltner
    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Pancreatic cancer, the type that former GOP Congressman Steve LaTourette is fighting, is notoriously difficult to diagnose, leading to a poor prognosis for most patients, experts say. LaTourette, who is preparing to file a lawsuit against the U.S. government, says his treatment was unnecessarily delayed by more than two years, reducing his life expectancy. While medical professionals would not comment on LaTourette's care or treatment, early diagnosis in any cancer generally leads to better outcomes, they say. In pancreatic cancers, though, even those who have treatable disease often don't fare very well, statistics show. LaTourette, who represented...
  • LaTourette files claim against U.S. over health treatment

    05/28/2015 4:06:38 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 18 replies
    News-Herald.com ^ | May28, 2015 | Andrew Taylor
    AP) — Former Rep. Steve LaTourette, gravely ill with pancreatic cancer, has filed a claim against the government over the treatment he received from his Capitol doctors, claiming they failed to pass along critical information about a lesion on the organ and the need for follow-up monitoring. LaTourette, R-Ohio, filed administrative claims against the government earlier this month in anticipation of filing a lawsuit later. But papers filed with a federal court in Washington last week say LaTourette “is likely to succumb to rapid physical and cognitive deterioration” and urge that he be allowed to testify now since he may...
  • German Woman, 65, Gives Birth to Quadruplets

    05/24/2015 4:45:57 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 23, 2015 | FRANK JORDANS
    A 65-year-old teacher from Berlin has given birth to quadruplets after a pregnancy that was widely criticized by medical professionals because of her age, RTL television said Saturday. Annegret Raunigk, gave birth to a girl — Neeta — and three boys — Dries, Bence and Fjonn — by cesarean section at a Berlin hospital Tuesday, RTL said. The newborns weighed between 655 grams (1 lb., 7 ounces) and 960 grams (2 lbs., 2 ounces) each. A spokeswoman for RTL said the babies stood a strong chance of survival but possible complications couldn't yet be ruled out, because they were born...
  • Fox Business Network Unveils Revamped Lineup After Don Imus’ Exit

    05/12/2015 3:25:29 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 31 replies
    fox business network ^ | May 11, 2015 | Alex Stedman
    Fox Business Network has released a revamped lineup, just one week after “Imus in the Morning” host Don Imus announced his exit from the net. FBN is replacing Imus with a Maria Bartiromo-anchored business news show, “Morning Money With Maria Bartiromo,” taking over the 6-9 a.m. timeslot and following a 5 a.m. market-focused show. Following Bartiromo’s three-hour program will be an expanded “Varney & Company,” also airing for three hours from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Neil Cavuto will take over from there in a new move to daytime, taking his “Cavuto: From Coast to Coast” from noon to 2...
  • Mysterious Lights Spotted South of Downtown San Diego

    04/30/2015 10:09:04 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 79 replies
    nbcsandiego.com ^ | 4/30/2015 | Laura McVicker
    This video was taken by our NBC 7 crew in San Ysidro. Several viewers also told us about the lights. Some said they appeared to be red, blue, and green and kept flashing and changing colors. Some who saw them say the lights didn't seem to move,like those on a plane or a drone. We put in calls to the military here to see if they could identify what these were. So far, no response. (Published Thursday, Apr 30, 2015) Source: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Mysterious-Lights-Spotted-Above-San-Diego-301729021.html#ixzz3YoUKeDVV
  • The author of a book hammering Hillary Clinton says he has full-time security

    04/29/2015 9:10:14 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 36 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | 4/29/2015 | Colin Campbell
    The author of a controversial new book on Bill and Hillary Clinton claimed on Wednesday that he has arranged full-time security for himself. Asked during a Bloomberg interview if he received any death threats over his controversial book, "Clinton Cash," Peter Schweizer would only say he has "security." "I'll just say we have security. And that security is not something that just came because we decided to have security. And we'll just leave it at that," he said.
  • Hillary Visits College to See ‘Everyday Iowans,’ Students Get Locked In Their Classrooms

    04/15/2015 3:40:06 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 50 replies
    ijreview.com ^ | 4/13/2015 | Benny Johnson
    Students at Iowa’s Kirkwood Community College were apparently on ‘lockdown’ if their classes were along Hillary Clinton’s walking path when she visited their campus Tuesday.
  • Partial building collapse in downtown Cleveland

    04/13/2015 2:14:18 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 15 replies
    19actionnews ^ | 4/13/2015 | VARIOUS
    Partial building collapse in downtown Cleveland, Cleveland Fire crews are on the scene of a partial building collapse on East 6th Street near Vincent Avenue in downtown Cleveland.
  • Ohio zoo: Mom dangling toddler over cheetah pit when he fell (Cleveland, Ohio)

    04/13/2015 3:24:35 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 33 replies
    A woman was dangling her 2-year-old son over a railing at the Cleveland zoo when he fell about 10 feet into a cheetah exhibit, zoo officials said. The toddler’s parents jumped in and pulled him to safety Saturday afternoon. He was treated at a hospital for a few bumps and bruises, said Cleveland Fire Department spokesman Larry Gray. The cheetahs didn’t go toward the boy or his parents, said Chris Kuhar, executive director of Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Several eyewitnesses saw the woman holding the child over the railing, Kuhar said in a statement. “While this incident is disturbing to everyone,...
  • Radiation from Fukushima disaster newly detected off Canada's coast

    04/07/2015 5:59:18 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 6 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | 4/7/2015 | Courtney Sherwood
    Radiation from Japan's 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster has for the first time been detected along a North American shoreline, though at levels too low to pose a significant threat to human or marine life, scientists said on Monday. Trace amounts of Cesium-134 and Cesium-137 were detected in samples collected ON Feb. 19 off the coast of Ucluelet, a small town on Vancouver Island in Canada's British Columbia, said Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution scientist Ken Buesseler. "Radioactivity can be dangerous, and we should be carefully monitoring the oceans after what is certainly the largest accidental release of radioactive contaminants to the...
  • Clinton also used iPad for email despite claims of single device

    04/01/2015 4:14:02 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 17 replies
    Associated press ^ | April 1, 2015 | Jack Gillum
    Hillary Rodham Clinton emailed her staff on an iPad as well as a BlackBerry while secretary of state, despite her explanation she exclusively used a personal email address on a homebrew server so that she could carry a single device, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.
  • Google Makes Most of Close Ties to White House

    03/25/2015 4:36:21 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 20 replies
    WSJ ^ | March 23,2015 | Brody Mullins
    Search giant (GOOGLE) averages a White House meeting a week during Obama administration. As the federal government was wrapping up its antitrust investigation of Google Inc., company executives had a flurry of meetings with top officials at the White House and Federal Trade Commission, the agency running the probe. Google co-founder Larry Page met with FTC officials to discuss settlement talks, according to visitor logs and emails reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. Google Chairman Eric Schmidt met with Pete Rouse, a senior adviser to President Barack Obama, in the White House. The documents don’t show exactly what was discussed...
  • TV exit polls show Netanyahu set to retain premiership

    03/17/2015 2:10:34 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 11 replies
    timesofisrael.com ^ | 3/17/2015 | Jonathan Beck and Haviv Rettig Gur
    TV exit polls show Netanyahu set to retain premiership Likud ahead or level with Zionist Union in all 3 exit polls, better placed to build coalition; Netanyahu’s efforts in final days drew him level with Herzog; delight in Likud, dismay in Zionist Union; Jewish Home slips Read more: TV exit polls show Netanyahu set to retain premiership | The Times of Israel http://www.timesofisrael.com/ballot-stations-open-as-israelis-choose-new-leadership/#ixzz3UgCfPHXO Follow us: @timesofisrael on Twitter | timesofisrael on Facebook
  • Euclid teen used toy gun in attempted robbery of Wickliffe mail carrier, police say

    03/11/2015 3:40:38 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 15 replies
    cleveland.com ^ | March 10, 2015 | Patrick Cooley
    WICKLIFFE, Ohio -- A 17-year-old Euclid boy used a toy gun to try to rob a woman delivering the mail Tuesday morning, police said. The boy approached the mail carrier near the corner of Bryn Mawr Avenue and Parkwood Drive about 10:20 a.m., pulled out what appeared to be a revolver and demanded money, according to a police report. A passerby who didn't realize the teen was trying to rob the mail carrier approached the woman to give her a letter, according to the report. The passerby scared the teen, and the boy fled. The mail carrier told a 911...
  • Bad news for warmists: Sun has entered 'weakest solar cycle in a century'

    02/18/2015 10:02:44 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 23 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | February 18, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    The conceit that human production of carbon dioxide is capable of driving the earth’s climate is running smack into the sun. CO2 accounts for a mere 0.039% of the atmosphere, while the sun accounts for 99.86% of all of the mass in our entire solar system. And Ol’ Sol is not taking the insult lightly. Vencore Weather reports: For the past 5 days, solar activity has been very low and one measure of solar activity – its X-ray output – has basically flatlined in recent days (plot below courtesy NOAA/Space Weather Prediction Center). Not since cycle 14 peaked in February...
  • 11-year-old girl appears in court, accused of killing 2-month-old baby

    02/10/2015 5:31:53 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 21 replies
    The News-Herald ^ | Feb. 10,2015 | Matt Skrajner
    An 11-year-old girl accused of killing a 2-month-old baby in Wickliffe appeared in Lake County Juvenile Court for a detention hearing on Feb. 9. Wearing orange flip-flops that appeared two sizes too big and shackled at the ankles with cuffs, the defendant responded quietly to Judge Karen Lawson as the judge explained her rights and made sure she understood the nature of the court proceedings. The juvenile is accused of causing the death of Cleveland girl Zuri Whitehead on Feb. 6. The 11-year-old girl was charged with delinquency, which in this case if committed by an adult would be an...
  • The mystery signal from a galaxy far away:Brief pulse from deep in outer space baffles astronomers

    01/27/2015 3:32:02 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 30 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Tuesday, Jan 27th 2015 | Mark Prigg
    Is it a message from far beyond out own galaxy? A brief mysterious pulse detected by Arecibo telescope has baffled boffins. The discovery of a split-second burst of radio waves by scientists using the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico raises major new questions over what caused it. The finding by an international team of astronomers, published July 10 in The Astrophysical Journal, marks the first time that a so-called 'fast radio burst' has been detected using an instrument other than the Parkes radio telescope in Australia.
  • Fox News, Dish network reach real, ending 3 week fight

    01/16/2015 3:45:16 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/15/2015 | FOX NEWS
    Dish Network and Fox News reached an agreement Thursday to put the news network back on the satellite-TV service, ending a three-week fight that had left 14 million subscribers unable to watch the channel. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed. But The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the talks, said Dish is paying a "significant" increase for Fox News, which is one of the most popular networks, not just among news channels but entertainment and sports services as well. Dish will also distribute Fox Business Network to more of its subscribers, sources told the paper. The Fox News...
  • Little Italy water main break closes roads, Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Oh.)

    01/10/2015 4:21:32 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 9 replies
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | Jan 9, 2015 | Mary Kilpatrick
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – A water main break Friday afternoon in Little Italy flooded streets and forced Case Western Reserve University to close early. Cleveland Water officials are scrambling to fix the leak, which started at about 12:30 p.m. and closed East 120th between Euclid Avenue and Mayfield Road, Cleveland Water spokesman John Goersmeyer said. Some residents reported flooding in basements, and low water pressure. The break left about a foot of standing water on surrounding roads.
  • New evidence Sony hack was ‘inside’ job, not North Korea

    12/31/2014 3:22:50 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 25 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 12/30/2014 | Post Staff Report
    US cybersecurity experts say they have solid evidence that a former employee helped hack Sony Pictures Entertainment’s computer system — and that it was not masterminded by North Korean cyberterrorists. One leading cybersecurity firm, Norse Corp., said Monday it has narrowed its list of suspects to a group of six people — including at least one Sony veteran with the necessary technical background to carry out the attack, according to reports. The investigation of the Sony hacking by the private companies stands in stark contrast to the finding of the FBI, which said Dec. 19 its probe traced the hacking...
  • Critics hate 'The Interview'

    12/26/2014 3:53:33 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 69 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 12/25/14 | Ian Swanson
    Movie critics say the controversy surrounding “The Interview” is much more interesting than the movie itself The movie is scoring just a 50 percent positive review from critics on the Rotten Tomatoes website. It’s fairing even more poorly with top critics, who give it a measly 32 percent positive rating. The film is doing better with regular fans, however. It gets a 73 percent “liked it” audience score from Rotten Tomatoes. Critics say the satire about a television host and producer asked by the CIA to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jung-un doesn’t deliver the goods.
  • Dow above 18,000 on upbeat GDP report; Nasdaq wavers

    12/23/2014 6:57:23 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 26 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | 12/23/2014 | Kate Gibson
    U.S. stocks furthered record gains on Tuesday, with investor sentiment bolstered by the data that had the economy expanding in the third quarter by the most in 11 years. "We've got strong seasonals, meaning this time of the year is bullish for the market; we've got stabilization in energy, with both Brent and WTI lifting a little bit this morning, as is natural gas, and spectacular economic data; GDP blew out expectations as did personal consumption," said Art Hogan, chief market strategist at Wunderlich Securities/ The U.S. economy soared by 5 percent in the third quarter, the most rapid pace...
  • Obama to Make Cuba Announcement

    12/17/2014 6:30:58 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 39 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 12/17/2014 | DANIEL HALPER
    The White House announced President Obama will deliver remarks on Cuba later today. In the afternoon, the President will deliver a statement on Cuba from the Cabinet Room at 12:01:30pm. There will be limited pool coverage.
  • Fox News May Disappear from Dish

    12/16/2014 4:44:06 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 86 replies
    www.mediabistro.com ^ | December 15, 2014 | Chris Ariens
    If you watched any of the NFL on FOX Sunday, you may have caught this commercial imploring Dish customers to push the satellite carrier to keep Fox News in the lineup. FNC’s current deal with Dish expires this Saturday night at 11:59pmET. “We are simply notifying our viewers about the possibility of not being able to access FOX News on their current satellite TV provider,” says Tim Carry, EVP of Distribution for Fox News. Nearly 20,000 people called the 800 number and more than 75,000 went to the website after the ad aired during yesterday’s NFL games. The ad is...
  • Johnny Manziel takes over at QB

    12/09/2014 11:08:07 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 38 replies
    espn ^ | 12/9/14 | By Jeremy Fowler
    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The Johnny Manziel era has begun in earnest -- and there might be no turning back. Manziel finally got his chance to play significant NFL snaps when the Cleveland Browns benched Brian Hoyer early in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 26-10 loss to the Buffalo Bills.
  • Russian hackers’ ‘Trojan Horse’ malware inside U.S. critical infrastructure since 2011

    11/08/2014 3:46:00 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, November 7, 2014 | Douglas Ernst
    A Russian hacking campaign against U.S. critical infrastructure has gone on since 2011 and puts hundreds of thousands of Americans at risk. Much of the nation’s critical infrastructure has been compromised by a “Trojan Horse” malware program, which puts everything from nuclear power plants to power grids at risk, national security sources toldABC News on Thursday. The Department of Homeland Security also released a bulletin on the “BlackEnergy” malware, which is connected to Russia’s “Sandworm Team.” In October it was revealed that Russian Sandworm hackers spied on NATO, Ukraine and the European Union since 2009 by taking advantage of a...
  • Convicted killer of 3 high school students caught (TJ Lane escaped 9/11/14)

    09/12/2014 1:50:38 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 30 replies
    News MSN.com ^ | 9/12/2014 | JOHN SEEWER and MARK GILLESPIE
    LIMA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have apprehended the convicted killer of three Ohio students at a high school cafeteria who escaped from prison Thursday night. Nineteen-year-old T.J. Lane was captured early Friday, the Ohio State Highway Patrol and police in Lima said. "We got him...... One more to go," Lima police tweeted around 2 a.m. They said Lane had been returned to prison.
  • Drew Carey offers $10k reward for information about teens behind sick ice bucket prank

    09/08/2014 3:44:49 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 35 replies
    wonderwall.msn ^ | 9/8/2014 | unknown
  • National Transportation Safety Board issues preliminary report on fatal Willoughby Hills plane crash

    09/03/2014 5:27:33 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 12 replies
    News-Herald ^ | September 3, 2014 | Matthew Skrajner
    The National Transportation Safety Board released its preliminary report on the Aug. 25 plane crash in Willoughby Hills that killed four Case Western Reserve University students. The students were identified as 20-year-old Michael Felten of Saginaw, Michigan; Lucas Vincent Marcelli, 20, of Massillon; Abraham Pishevar, 18, of Rockville, Maryland; and John Hill, 18, of St. Simons, Georgia. Felten was the pilot and was issued his private pilot license on Aug. 8, 2013.
  • Boehner: Why we must now sue the President

    07/06/2014 7:44:52 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 58 replies
    cnn.com ^ | July 6, 2014 | John Boehner
    Editor's note: Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, is speaker of the House of Representatives. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. (CNN) -- Every member of Congress swore an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. So did President Barack Obama. But too often over the past five years, the President has circumvented the American people and their elected representatives through executive action, changing and creating his own laws, and excusing himself from enforcing statutes he is sworn to uphold -- at times even boasting about his willingness to do it,...
  • North Korea says to try two detained U.S. citizens

    06/30/2014 4:38:17 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 20 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 6/30/14 | Ju-min Park and James Pearson
    North Korea said on Monday it would put two U.S. tourists on trial for committing crimes against the state, dimming any hopes among their families that they would soon be released. "Their hostile acts were confirmed by evidence and their own testimonies," said the North's official KCNA news agency, referring to Jeffrey Fowle and Matthew Miller who are being held by the isolated country. It gave no details on when they would face court. It was the latest in a flurry of events in the volatile region as Chinese President Xi Jinping visits South Korea this week, and comes a...
  • Cleveland, Dallas remaining finalists to host 2016 GOP National Convention

    06/26/2014 7:13:22 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 52 replies
    news-herald.com ^ | 06/25/14 | John Arthur Hutchison
    Cleveland is one of the two finalists to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. The Republican National Committee’s Site Selection Committee made the announcement June 25 that it has chosen Cleveland and Dallas as the two finalists. The committee’s decision was based on a thorough review of bids, presentations, and visits to each of the cities, according to a news release. “Cleveland and Dallas demonstrated their ability to host a phenomenal convention in 2016, and the RNC is excited about the prospect of hosting our convention in either of these great cities,” Committee Chairwoman Enid Mickelsen said in a statement....
  • America's Longest Running Antique Car Show (Greenfield Village-Dearborn, Mi.)

    06/15/2014 4:50:13 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 17 replies
    thehenryford.org ^ | 6-14-14 | various
    Rev it up with hundreds of authentic vehicles from the 1890s through 1932 at America’s longest-running antique car show. Open ’til 9pm on Saturday night! For one weekend a year, we celebrate the triumphs of the earliest years of the automotive industry. It is a glorious spectacle, as the streets and grounds of Greenfield Village fill with the sights, sounds and smells of hundreds of authentic vehicles made from the 1890s through 1932. Wander through the village and talk to owners about their treasured vehicles. Watch drivers engage in games of skill, see a Model T assembled in just minutes,...
  • Nurse specialist accused of sexual contact with minor in his office

    06/12/2014 5:51:04 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 23 replies
    fox8.com ^ | Jun 12, 2014 | Darcie Loreno
    MENTOR, Ohio — A psychiatric clinical nurse specialist has been arrested after being accused of molesting a child under the age of 13. According to Mentor Police Department, Inder Jeet Sharma, 62, of North Royalton, faces charges of gross sexual imposition, importuning and tampering with evidence in the case. Police say an investigation revealed Sharma had sexual contact with the child in his medical office in Mentor. Sharma is also accused of soliciting the child for sexual act via text messages. Police say Sharma was actually communicating with Mentor detectives at the time. Police say he was arrested outside of...
  • Sixteen Cedar Point Employees Arrested In Melee

    06/10/2014 12:31:31 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 51 replies
    woub.org ^ | Jun 10, 2014 | various
    While Cedar Point was closed because of a water main break over the weekend, 16 of the theme park's employees were busy getting arrested. Police from the park and the city of Sandusky say they arrested 16 people after a melee broke out in the employee recreation center early Sunday. Jail records say the employees were charged with aggravated rioting and disorderly conduct. At least one was also charged with assaulting a police officer. 13 of them are from Michigan; three live in Ohio. Police responded at about 3:15 a.m. Sunday to Cedar Point Commons, which is the park employees'...
  • Police informant takes stand in murder conspiracy trial (Ohio)

    06/07/2014 6:20:38 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 6 replies
    news-herald.com ^ | 06/06/14 | Tracey Read
    A police informant testified June 6 that Sabrina Zunich and her foster father tried to convince her to hire a hitman to have Lisa Knoefel killed. Autumn Padlik, 19, went to school at South High School in Willoughby with Zunich, who said she ended up killing her foster mother herself on Nov. 16, 2012, after earlier plans didn’t work out. Padlik, who now lives in California with her two children and boyfriend, said Zunich repeatedly asked her to help find someone to murder Lisa. “I didn’t believe her, but I said I’d get the hit man,” Padlik testified on the...
  • Cleveland Clinic's Toby Cosgrove approached to become VA secretary

    06/04/2014 5:07:58 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 7 replies
    cleveland.com ^ | June 03, 2014 | Stephen Koff
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Obama administration has approached Dr. Delos "Toby" Cosgrove about running the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs, according to the Wall Street Journal. It is unclear whether the White House is also considering others for the VA secretary's job. The job became vacant last Friday with Secretary Eric Shinseki's resignation amid the growing scandal over patient treatment delays. The VA medical system has been plagued with delays lasting weeks and even months in examining and treating veterans. The system is challenged by the number of veterans returning from the war in Afghanistan as well as those who...
  • Lawyer: Donald Sterling to sue NBA for $1 billion

    05/30/2014 2:54:19 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 57 replies
    foxsports.com ^ | 5/30/2014 | various
    Donald Sterling is preparing to sue the NBA for $1 billion, according to a report from NBC News. The report comes a day after it was announced the Sterlings, actually via Shelly Sterling, had reached an agreement to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
  • Former Richmond Heights (Ohio) Schools superintendent sent to prison

    05/23/2014 6:18:17 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 13 replies
    news-herald.com ^ | 05/22/14 | Tracey Read
    Former Richmond Heights Schools Superintendent Robert Moore wiped a tear from his eyes May 22 before being sentenced to one year in prison on public corruption charges. “I take full responsibility for my actions,” the 52-year-old Mentor resident told Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Shirley Strickland Saffold. “I realize I exercised terrible judgment. I deeply regret this incident.” Former Richmond Heights Schools Superintendent Robert J. Moore, right, grimaces as he is sentenced to one year in prison by Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Shirley Strickland Saffold May 22 for bribery and theft in office. His lawyer, John McCaffrey,...
  • Aliens Are Almost Definitely Out There, SETI Astronomers Tell Congress

    05/22/2014 11:55:42 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 151 replies
    huffingtonpost.com ^ | 22 May 2014 | Dominique Mosbergen
    Aliens almost definitely exist. At least, that's what two astronomers told Congress this week, as they appealed for continued funding to research life beyond Earth. According to ABC News, Dan Werthimer, director of the SETI [search for extraterrestrial intelligence] Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley, told the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology Wednesday that the possibility of extraterrestrial microbial life is "close to 100 percent." "In the last 50 years, evidence has steadily mounted that the components and conditions we believe necessary for life are common and perhaps ubiquitous in our galaxy," said Werthimer in his...
  • Comcast vs. Netflix: Is this really about Net neutrality?

    05/15/2014 1:40:39 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 20 replies
    cnet.com ^ | May 15, 2014 | Marguerite Reardon
    If you noticed more buffering and sputtering when streaming video from Netflix a few months ago, you weren't alone. But who was really to blame? Your broadband provider or Netflix? Netflix, which earlier this year reluctantly agreed to pay interconnection fees to broadband providers, has suggested that Comcast is to blame because it's violating principles of Net neutrality, which are all about keeping the Internet free and open. Comcast has vigorously denied these assertions. Still, questions remain and confusion abounds over how the two ideas are linked or whether they should be linked at all. The confusion deepened with statements...
  • Ignoring Warning Signs, Cleveland Meteorologist Dick Goddard Required Rescue from Flash Flood

    05/14/2014 9:47:14 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 12 replies
    clevescene.com ^ | May 14, 2014 | Cortni Dietz
    As torrential downpours, funnel cloud sightings, flash floods and hail wreaked havoc across Northeast Ohio on Monday night, local legend Dick Goddard found himself in a bit of a predicament. Turning off of I-71 onto State Route 3, en route to his home in Medina, the 83-year-old Channel 8 weatherman noticed the car in front of him “slam into what looked like a raging river,” according to the Medina Gazette. Deciding to proceed anyway, Goddard soon found his car submerged in the tempestuous waterway. "Anyway, I begin to move, and then all of the sudden I can't move," Goddard said...
  • What is this mysterious aircraft filmed 'blitzing Taliban base in Afghanistan'? Footage shows 'UFO'

    05/08/2014 10:34:24 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 69 replies
    YouTube linked at dailymail.co.uk ^ | 8 May 2014 | Damien Gayle
    With Nato forces withdrawing from the badlands of Afghanistan, the country's people need all the help they can get to keep extremists from once again seizing power. But it seems a new intervention has come from an unlikely source... outer space. U.S. Marines captured this incredible footage of what looks like a UFO hovering over a Taliban encampment - then blowing it to kingdom come. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2623330/Is-Inter-Stellar-Assistance-Force-Mysterious-UFO-filmed-blitzing-Taliban-base-Afghanistan.html#ixzz3198madDz Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Edward Snowden: NSA Spies More on Americans Than Russians

    05/01/2014 4:28:47 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 14 replies
    nationaljournal.com ^ | April 30, 2014 | Dustin Volz
    Edward Snowden told a crowd of fans Wednesday that the government's surveillance programs collect more data on Americans than any other country. "Does the NSA know more about Americans in America than Russians in Russia?" Snowden said, appearing by live video during an awards ceremony in Washington. "We watch our own people more closely than anyone else in the world." Snowden also took several shots at the National Security Agency and its top officials, and criticized the agency for wearing two contradictory hats of protecting U.S. data and exploiting security flaws to gather intelligence on foreign threats. "U.S. government policy...
  • Ohio family held at gunpoint by police at Dayton Air Force Museum

    04/25/2014 9:49:41 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 23 replies
    wlwt.com ^ | Apr 08, 2014 | WLYT-5
    The ordeal lasted for more than an hour. The authorities said they had a report of two people casing cars in the parking lot that would have been Alice, 65, and her 8-year-old grandson Aaron looking at license plates. Read more: http://www.wlwt.com/news/Ohio-family-held-at-gunpoint-by-police-at-Dayton-Air-Force-Museum/25383150#ixzz2zuuRVHrJ
  • Barack Obama, the adolescent president

    04/24/2014 4:06:44 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 23, 2014 | George Will
    Recently, Barack Obama — a Demosthenes determined to elevate our politics from coarseness to elegance; a Pericles sent to ameliorate our rhetorical impoverishment — spoke at the University of Michigan. He came to that very friendly venue — in 2012, he received 67 percent of the vote in Ann Arbor’s county — after visiting a local sandwich shop, where a muse must have whispered in the presidential ear. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) had recently released his budget, so Obama expressed his disapproval by calling it, for the benefit of his academic audience, a “meanwich” and a “stinkburger.”
  • Prescription Drug Coverage Under Obamacare —Do You Need to Worry?

    04/22/2014 9:55:34 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 34 replies
    pharmacycheckerblog ^ | Jan 11, 2013 | pharmacycheckerblog
    In 2013 some Americans will start choosing health insurance plans offered by the new state-run health insurance exchanges. Designed to lower prices and increase competition, the exchanges will surely help millions of people access affordable care. However, health insurance plans often do not adequately cover prescription medications, and we are eager to follow the effectiveness of the exchanges as applied to prescription drug pricing. While we hope (and believe) that increased coverage will enable more Americans to take needed medications, we believe that many will not benefit from the increased coverage. The Obama administration’s loose guidelines pertaining to prescription drugs...