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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:10:57 -0400

Three Al-Jazeera English journalists and several student activists were sentenced to up to three years and six months in prison in Cairo on Saturday.

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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:10:00 -0400

In Beirut, the Lebanese capital, bars and restaurants closed Saturday night in solidarity with anti-government protests that have grown over the last week.

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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 16:55:34 -0400

Ankara, long hesitant to commit to the coalition against the self-declared Islamic State, said "[the] fight against the terrorist organization is a priority."

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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 16:45:00 -0400

Trump took his act on the road to Tennessee, where he thrilled a conservative audience with an off-the-cuff routine that bordered on stand-up comedy.

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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 16:32:16 -0400

Pressure on Premier Najib Razak has mounted since a revelation last month that $600 million had been improperly transferred from a failing state fund.

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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 13:42:28 -0400

The 10th anniversary of the devastating storm was marked by prayers and church bells to remember the estimated 1,800 who lost their lives in the disaster.

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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 12:03:44 -0400

The Today show medical editor gave a new interview about her controversial quarantine. It triggered powerful memories for an NPR journalist who was in Liberia around the same time.

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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 10:46:00 -0400

Authorities say it's too early to say for sure if the unidentified suspect, who they say was found with bomb-making materials, had anything to do with the attack on Bangkok's Erawan shrine.

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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 09:54:00 -0400

The outcome in the closely watched trial shocked many observers. The Qatar-based network's acting secretary-general said the verdict was politically motivated and "defies logic and common sense."

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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 08:41:00 -0400

Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman said the Friday evening shooting was unprovoked; he has called it a "cold-blooded execution." A suspect is now in custody and facing capital murder charges.

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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 07:54:00 -0400

Here's how NPR thought through whether the gunshots that killed two TV journalists should be replayed on the radio and online.

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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 07:50:00 -0400

New Orleans lost much since Hurricane Katrina, and the failed levees that flooded the city. But Gwen Thompkins says the passions that survived the flood kept her city alive too.

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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 07:28:00 -0400

Why so many private colleges are giving out massive discounts.

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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 07:03:00 -0400

A startup in India — where an aging, ad hoc system limits water availability — is using text messages to let people know when their faucets should work, so they don't waste hours awaiting the deluge.

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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 06:49:00 -0400

A new exhibit at the National Museum of the American Indian highlights the engineering prowess of the Inca, whose great road once spanned mountains, deserts and forests in 6 South American countries.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:44:58 -0400

This combination of Aug. 30, 2005 and July 29, 2015 aerial photos shows downtown New Orleans and the Superdome flooded by Hurricane Katrina and the same area a decade later. Katrina's powerful winds and driving rain bore down on Louisiana on Aug. 29, 2005. The storm caused major damage to the Gulf Coast from Texas to central Florida while powering a storm surge that breached the system of levees that were built to protect New Orleans from flooding. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, Gerald Herbert)“The city has changed and ultimately we needed to change,” says New Orleans native Brooke Boudreaux.

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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:15:22 -0400

This undated photo provided by the Harris County Sheriff's Office shows sheriff's deputy Darren Goforth who was fatally shot Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. Goforth, was pumping gas into his vehicle when a man approached him from behind and fired multiple shots, Harris County Sheriff's Office spokesman Ryan Sullivan told The Associated Press. (Harris County Sheriff's Office via AP)HOUSTON (AP) — A sheriff's deputy in uniform was shot and killed Friday night while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station, according to authorities.

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 16:09:53 -0400

A brass band performs in Jackson Square in New Orleans, LouisianaFrom the Lower Ninth Ward to the Super Dome, New Orleans launched a day of events on Saturday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, paying tribute to its victims and homage to the city's resilience in the face of disaster. Dignitaries made speeches to honor the 1,500 who died, brass bands marched through the streets and neighbors gathered for block parties across the city, where the mood shifted in turns from somber to reflective to celebratory. While residents and visitors alike said it was difficult to deny the rebound that New Orleans has made, there was also recognition that the poorest areas, like the Lower Ninth, have lagged.

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 18:04:48 -0400
The suspect is Shannon Miles, 30, who was picked up for questioning early on Saturday, Hickman said. The sheriff said Miles, who has a history of prior arrests for trespassing and resisting arrest, apparently targeted sheriff's deputy Darren Goforth only because of his uniform. As far as we know, deputy Goforth had no previous contact with the suspect, and it appears to be clearly unprovoked," Hickman said.
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:19:47 -0400
(Reuters) - Hurricane Ignacio intensified as it blew across the Pacific on a route likely to bypass Hawaii on Saturday, said the Central Pacific Hurricane Center of the National Weather Service. With winds gusting up to 115 miles per hour (185 kmph), the hurricane centered 835 miles (1,344 km) southeast of Honolulu and 625 miles (1,006 km) south east of Hilo was moving northwest at 8 miles per hour (13 kmph), said center spokesman Neil Honda. "It just became a hurricane from a tropical storm," Honda said, noting the weather became fierce enough to be classified a hurricane at 5 a.m. Pacific on Saturday.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:08:09 -0400
Journalists are observers. We are trained to help others by reporting stories, not by becoming part of them. Hurricane Katrina, however, tested those boundaries for many of us.
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:28:37 -0400

Canadian Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohammed Fahmy, listens to his verdict in a soundproof glass cage inside a makeshift courtroom in Tora prison in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists, including Fahmy, to three years in prison, the last twist in a long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison on Saturday for broadcasting "false news," sparking an international outcry and underlining how authorities are trampling over free speech just over a year into general-turned-politician Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's presidency.

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 02:50:51 -0400

This NOAA satellite image taken Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 at 9:45 AM EDT shows a poorly organized Tropical Storm Erika located just to the Southwest of Puerto Rico. Erika currently has winds of 50 miles an hour and is producing heavy rainfall over Hispaniola and the surrounding islands in the Eastern Caribbean. Erika will continue moving to the west-northwest over Hispaniola. Fair weather can be expected across the rest of the Caribbean with only typical summertime showers and thunderstorms. (Weather Underground via AP)ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tropical Storm Erika may be getting weaker, but Florida officials still want residents to be prepared.

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:57:14 -0400

A woman and her daughter pause after placing balloons at the make-shift memorial at the front driveway of WDBJ-TV's television studios on August 27, 2015, in Roanoke, VirginiaThe embittered gunman who shot dead two young American journalists on live TV was seemingly hell-bent on committing more violence before he took his own life, Virginia's governor said Friday. Terry McAuliffe visited the studios of WDBJ television in Roanoke two days after Vester Flanagan killed reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, as they were conducting an interview. Flanagan, 41, a former WDBJ reporter fired in February 2013, fatally shot himself a few hours later after police caught up with his rented get-away car on a highway that leads into the city of Washington.

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:14:34 -0400

A couple looks out at a rough sea as Tropical Storm Erika moves away from the area in Guayama, Puerto Rico, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. The storm was expected to dump up to 8 inches of rain across the drought-stricken northern Caribbean as it carved a path toward the U.S. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — A weakening Tropical Storm Erika drenched Haiti and the Dominican Republic on Friday after leaving a trail of destruction that killed at least 20 people and left another 31 missing on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said.

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:35:26 -0400

Owen Labrie talks with one of his attorneys Jaye Rancourt, right, as his parents Denise Holland and Cannon Labrie talk in the lobby as they wait outside the courtroom for the verdict in his trial at Merrimack County Superior Court on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 in Concord, N.H. Labrie is charged with raping a 15-year-old freshman as part of Senior Salute, in which seniors try to romance and have intercourse with underclassmen before leaving the prestigious St. Paul's School in Concord. (Geoff Forester/The Concord Monitor via AP) MANDATORY CREDITCONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A graduate of an exclusive New England prep school was cleared of felony rape but convicted of misdemeanor sex offenses Friday against a 15-year-old freshman girl in a case that exposed a campus tradition in which seniors competed to see how many younger students they could have sex with.

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:59:08 -0400

President Barack Obama, accompanied by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, holds a child as he greets residents in the the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, for the 10th anniversary since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Tremé is one of the oldest black neighborhoods in America, which borders the French Quarter just north of Downtown.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)The president meets with city residents to mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:14:53 -0400

This combination of Aug. 30, 2005 and July 29, 2015 aerial photos shows downtown New Orleans and the Superdome flooded by Hurricane Katrina and the same area a decade later. Katrina's powerful winds and driving rain bore down on Louisiana on Aug. 29, 2005. The storm caused major damage to the Gulf Coast from Texas to central Florida while powering a storm surge that breached the system of levees that were built to protect New Orleans from flooding. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, Gerald Herbert)10 years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, Yahoo News goes back to explore how far the city has come, what remains to be done and whether race has played a part in the recovery.

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:50:47 -0400

#WeStandWithWDBJ: TV newsrooms pay tribute to slain journalists#WeStandWithWDBJ: Television newsrooms are paying tribute online to the pair of journalists who were shot and killed during a live broadcast in Virginia on Wednesday.

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:30:38 -0400

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump participates in the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)Donald Trump says the fatal shooting of two journalists on live television should not be seen as another example of America’s problem with gun violence.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:57:21 -0400

WDBJ-TV7 meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner, right, wipes his eyes during the early morning newscast as anchors Kimberly McBroom, center, and guest anchor Steve Grant deliver the news at the station in Roanoke, Va., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were killed during a live broadcast Wednesday, while on assignment in Moneta. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Just one day after two of its own were killed, the news team at Virginia station WDBJ-TV regrouped, gathered together and leaned on one another for the live broadcast of its "Mornin'" show.

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 00:50:16 -0400

A Chinese investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage in Beijing on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday and Shanghai's index fell despite Beijing's decision to cut a key interest rate to help stabilize gyrating financial markets and counter short liquidity.(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks rose Thursday after Wall Street soared overnight, breaking a six-day string of losses. The recovery brought a measure of relief to many investors, although experts warned that more volatility could be ahead.

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A man claiming to be the alleged Va. shooter sent a 23-page list of grievances to ABC News.

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:36:43 -0400

FILE - This June 30,1996 file photo, show a general view of the destroyed Khobar Towers and crater where a truck bomb exploded at a U.S military complex killing 19 Americans and injuring hundreds in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Ahmed al-Mughassil, suspected in the bombing has been captured, a U.S. official tells The Associated Press, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Al-Mughassil was described by the FBI in 2001 as the head of the military wing of Saudi Hezbollah. (AP Photo/Saleh Rifai, File)DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A man described as the mastermind of the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing that killed 19 American servicemen in Saudi Arabia has been captured, a U.S. and a Saudi official said Wednesday, ending a nearly two-decade manhunt for one of the FBI's most-wanted terrorists.

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 22:05:02 -0400

Miami-based Univision anchor Jorge Ramos, left, asks Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump a question about his immigration proposal during a news conference, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Dubuque, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)The GOP frontrunner lashes out at the prominent TV anchor: "Go back to Univision."

Recent Articles

Fredericktown Police Department Reports and Incidents 8/22 – 8/28 on 08/29/15
On August 24, Amanda N. Shafer of Fredericktown was arrested on an outstanding warrant.
Ohio Department of Natural Resources Releases Second Quarter Oil and Gas Production Numbers on 08/29/15
During the second quarter of 2015, Ohio’s horizontal shale wells produced 5,578,255 barrels of oil (bbls) and 221,860,169 Mcf (221 billion cubic feet) of natural gas, according to figures released today by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). These numbers break all previous production reporting records for the last 100 years. Production continues to rise as oil increased by more than 3.1 million barrels and gas by more than 133 billion cubic feet compared to the second quarter of 2014.
Encephalitis Reported in Utica on 08/28/15
A case of encephalitis has been reported within the Village of Utica by officials.
Data Shows Similar Employee Salaries Across County School Districts. on 08/28/15

Publicly available data on school employee salaries through the Office of the Ohio Treasurer from the 2013-2014 school year (the latest year available) shows salary similarities across all county districts. Mount Vernon City Schools have the highest average salary and Danville local schools have the lowest average salary.

Five Sentenced on Felonies on 08/28/15
Knox County Common Pleas Judge Otho Eyster sentenced three felony defendants Friday. According to Prosecutor Chip McConville, a statewide warrant was also issued for Jeremy A. Morris, who did not appear for sentencing. Morris is wanted for Aggravated Possession of Drugs. A $25,000 bond has been established.
Man Sentenced to Life Without Parole for Coshocton County Double Homicide on 08/28/15 Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Coshocton County Prosecuting Attorney Jason Given, and Tuscarawas County Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Styer announced today that an Ohio man has been sentenced to serve life in prison without the possibility of parole for the January murders of a Tuscarawas County husband and wife.

New MVNU Students Welcomed to Campus at Ceremony on 08/28/15
Over 400 combined incoming freshmen, transfers, and families were welcomed into the Mount Vernon Nazarene University family on Thursday, Aug. 28. MVNU Move-In Day brought feelings of anticipation, excitement, and hope to students and parents alike
ResponsibleOhio Files Appeal with the Ohio Supreme Court Over Language of Issue 3 on 08/28/15
ResponsibleOhio, a special interest group which gathered enough signatures to put Ohio Issue 3, a controversial statewide marijuana legalization measure, on the November ballot, appealed the language of Issue 3 to the Ohio Supreme Court yesterday after it was certified by Ohio Secretary of State John Husted.
Knox County Sheriff’s Office Reports and Incidents 8/27 – 8/28 on 08/28/15
On August 27 officers responded to a report of a theft from a vehicle on the 500 block of Lower Green Valley Rd. in Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon Police Department Reports and Incidents 8/27 on 08/28/15
On August 27 at 8:31 am officers responded to a theft from a motor vehicle on the first block of Wooster Ave. 
Knox County Sheriff’s Office Reports and Incidents 8/25 - 8/26 on 08/27/15
On August 25 at 7:29 pm Justin Smith of Fredericktown was arrested on an active warrant from the Mount Vernon Municipal Court.   Smith was transported 
Mount Vernon Police Department Reports and Incidents 8/26 on 08/27/15
On August 26 at 1:04 am, Andrew Schuster was arrested on charges of having weapons while under disability. 
Road Construction Updates 8/27 on 08/26/15
Students, Community Members Enjoy Picnic at Kenyon on 08/26/15
Despite gloomy, overcast skies and a slight chill, the spirit of the annual Kenyon College Community picnic was festive this evening.
Mount Vernon Police Department Reports and Incidents 8/25 on 08/26/15
West Nile Virus Found in Knox County on 08/26/15
State-funded trapping and testing for mosquitoes in Knox County has resulted in the positive identification of two mosquitoes with West Nile Virus (WNV). The Knox County Health Department received notification of the positive results from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) which has been trapping mosquitoes in Knox County since June.
Health Department to Spray for Mosquitoes Tonight in Mount Vernon on 08/26/15
The Knox County Health Department will provide spraying for mosquitos tonight on the northeast side of Mount Vernon.
Ohio Secretary of State John Husted Issues Titles for Statewide Ballot Questions on 08/26/15
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today issued titles for the three statewide ballot initiatives that will appear before voters on November 3, 2015.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, OTFCA Announce the Results of Major Multi-County Drug Sweep on 08/26/15
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine joined members of the Ohio Task Force Commanders' Association (OTFCA), Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services, Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police, and Buckeye State Sheriffs' Association for a press conference at the Rhodes Office Tower in Columbus today to announce the results of Operation OTFCA, an intensive drug enforcement effort conducted last week.
Deputies Locate Missing Woman on 08/25/15
On Monday night officers from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office used equipment from Project Lifesaver to locate a missing woman. The sixty-four year old woman suffers from early Alzheimer’s disease and was discovered missing by her son. It was determined that she had left her residence around two to three hours prior.

From the Associated Press...

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 23:23:34 GMT
The on-air shooting deaths of Virginia TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward and the suicide five hours later of gunman Vester Flanagan played out in a sort of surreal time, spilling from TV screens within range of the Roanoke station's signal to horrified viewers the world over via social media. Five hours of horror, delivered in electronic bursts....
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 22:33:34 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) -- Prosecutors on Saturday charged a 30-year-old man with capital murder in the killing of a sheriff's deputy who was gunned down from behind while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station....
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 22:38:54 GMT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- As the church bells rang marking the decade since Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, the 80-year-old woman wept softly into a tissue as she leaned against her rusting Oldsmobile near a Catholic church in Mississippi....
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 15:17:04 GMT
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thai authorities arrested a foreign man Saturday they said had been holed up in a suburban apartment with bomb-making equipment and stacks of passports, the first possible breakthrough in the deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine nearly two weeks ago....
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 22:13:35 GMT
ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) -- Rescue crews jumped off boats and trudged through mud, rocks and uprooted trees Saturday to reach communities cut off by a tropical storm that killed at least 20 people and left nearly 50 missing in the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica....
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 16:58:23 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The only trace of the vice president came on a candy wrapper....
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 21:27:24 GMT
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian court sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison on Saturday for broadcasting "false news," sparking an international outcry and underlining how authorities are trampling over free speech just over a year into general-turned-politician Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's presidency....
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 19:37:04 GMT
KECSKEMET, Hungary (AP) -- Four men suspected of being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in Austria were placed under preliminary arrest on Saturday by a Hungarian court....
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 20:43:44 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected though still below what many parents may be accustomed to seeing....
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:38:44 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With melting glaciers and rising seas as his backdrop, President Barack Obama will visit Alaska next week to press for urgent global action to combat climate change, even as he carefully calibrates his message in a state heavily dependent on oil....