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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 07:36:00 -0400

Perhaps the most controversial moment came when Nicki Minaj took on Miley Cyrus. It'll be the talk of the water cooler today, so you might as well take a look.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 07:16:00 -0400

For all the talk of police militarization, no reliable statistics exist on the number of raids by SWAT or other heavily armed tactical teams. There are no federal or state tallies — except in Utah.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 06:45:00 -0400

Europe has seen an unprecedented number of migrants and asylum seekers reach its borders. EU ministers called the meeting, in part, to try to decide which migrants are treated as refugees.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:16:00 -0400

During his U.S. visit in September, the pope is set to meet with unaccompanied minors from Central America who have formed a youth soccer team co-sponsored by New York's Catholic Charities.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:03:00 -0400

The GOP's post-mortem in the wake of the 2012 election suggested the party needed to appeal to Latinos. But, the current immigration conversation sparked by Donald Trump could threaten that goal.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:03:00 -0400

Doctors and parents often miss the signs of female athlete triad syndrome — low energy, low bone density and irregular menstruation in an otherwise healthy-looking girl or teen.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:03:00 -0400

Research suggests eating fish regularly over a lifetime is good for the brain. But when it comes to staving off cognitive decline in seniors, fish oil supplements just don't cut it, a study finds.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:02:00 -0400

Tiny island nations, Latin American developing countries, and even non-joiners like Switzerland have all found more power and influence in climate negotiations after forming or joining a group.

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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 23:12:00 -0400

The legendary director of Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream has died. His films, which often mixed slasher gore with wry humor, helped reinvent the horror genre.

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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 19:10:00 -0400

Efforts to change the mountain's name back to Denali date back to 1975. The White House says changing the name back "recognizes the sacred status of Denali to generations of Alaska Natives."

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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:21:00 -0400

The rumors ranged from a man leaping to his death in Beijing over stock losses to highly inflated death tolls in the Tianjin industrial blasts.

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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 15:37:00 -0400

Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley announced he's backing the Iran deal despite "significant shortcomings." It brings Obama within three votes of sustaining a veto against congressional disapproval.

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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 15:14:00 -0400

Hillary Clinton tried to rally important Democratic delegates to her side at the party's summer meeting in Minneapolis. But, as she looks increasingly vulnerable, rivals are pressing their own cases.

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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:12:00 -0400

The larger-than-life sculpture of the president of the Confederacy was removed after an appeal to block the move was rejected last week.

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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 13:22:00 -0400

President Obama pushed back against what some see as the irony of him expanding oil exploration while talking up climate change.

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FILE - This Aug. 19, 2011 file photo shows Mount McKinley in Denali National Park, Alaska. President Barack Obama on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015 said he's changing the name of the tallest mountain in North America from Mount McKinley to Denali. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)President Barack Obama will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak.

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Unfortunately, she also escalated her beef with Miley.

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 08:09:20 -0400

South Miami-Dade County as seen during a fire department aerial reconnaissance..By David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - The science of predicting hurricanes has come a long way since Katrina caught New Orleans officials off guard 10 years ago. A range of technological advances, from a new generation of satellites to supercomputers and unmanned drones, promises more-accurate forecasts that would increase public officials' confidence in weather experts' advice. If authorities were quicker to heed warnings about the devastating potential of Katrina before it made landfall in Louisiana on Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, some of the nearly 1,800 lives that were lost may have been saved, forecasters speculate.

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:03:33 -0400
An Arizona woman was arrested for murder on Sunday on suspicion of drowning her two-year-old twin sons in a bathtub and attempting to do the same with another child, authorities said. Mireya Lopez, 22, was taken into custody at the suburban residence west of Phoenix facing two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder, police said. "She was very open and honest with our investigators that she did it," said Sergeant Brandon Busse, an Avondale, Arizona, police spokesman.
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:13:56 -0400
(Reuters) - Fred, formerly a tropical storm, has strengthened into the second hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic season, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Monday. Fred, now a Category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale, is located about 70 miles (115 km) east-northeast of Praia, Cape Verde Islands, with maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour (120 kph), the NHC said. Fred will move through the Cape Verde Islands this afternoon and tonight, the Miami-based weather forecaster said. Hurricanes range in severity from Category 1 to catastrophic Category 5. ...
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:09:16 -0400

File- This Oct. 16, 2010, file photo shows Wes Craven arriving at the Scream Awards in Los Angeles. Craven, whose "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream" movies made him one of the most recognizable names in the horror film genre, has died. He was 76. Craven's family said in a statement that he died in his Los Angeles home Sunday after battling brain cancer. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wes Craven, the prolific writer-director who startled audiences with iconic suburban slashers like "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream," has died. He was 76.

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 13:55:34 -0400

FILE - This is a Nov. 26, 2008 file photo of Dr Oliver Sacks, receiving his Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE ), by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, London. Dr. Oliver Sacks, whose books like "The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat" probed distant ranges of human experience by compassionately portraying people with severe and sometimes bizarre neurological conditions, has died. He was 82 .Sacks died Sunday at his home in New York City, his assistant, Kate Edgar, said. (Lewis Whyld/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUTNEW YORK (AP) — There was the blind man who had the disastrous experience of regaining his sight. The surgeon who developed a sudden passion for music after being struck by lightning. And most famously, the man who mistook his wife for a hat.

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:12:36 -0400

Now I Get It: Cord-cuttingDozens of apps, subscription services and devices can help you ditch your cable company without facing any FOMO. Cable companies are scrambling to catch up by building better bundles and providing more options to their consumers.

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 11:40:33 -0400

Republican presidential candidate Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks during a meet and greet with local residents, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, in Harlan, Iowa. Walker wowed Republicans at the Iowa Freedom Summit in January, jumping to the top tier of Republican presidential candidates. But in the seven to eight weeks since the Wisconsin governor became an official candidate, he's had to backtrack and clarify his positions on immigration and Islamic terrorists, reassure jittery donors after a lackluster debate performance, and reshape his campaign to try and rekindle the spark that he showed in the middle of the winter in Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)WASHINGTON (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is putting a new twist on the topic of securing the border, a staple among the GOP candidates running for president, by pointing north.

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 20:40:09 -0400
While the narrative for New Orleans after a decade has become one of rebirth and renewal, the same cannot be said for small Pearlington, Miss., which saw just as much devastation. Many here acknowledge that Pearlington may physically never be the same. But townspeople say one unexpected positive note is that the unity required for recovery also broke a longstanding racial divide.
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 23:17:39 -0400

New York Yankees v Atlanta BravesThis is the second major incident involving a fan falling from the upper deck at Turner Field in the last three years.

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 19:58:28 -0400

Mourners gather at a gas station in Houston on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 to pay their respects at a makeshift memorial for Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth who was shot and killed while filling his patrol car. On Saturday, prosecutors charged Shannon J. Miles with capital murder in the Friday shooting. (James Nielsen/Houston Chronicle via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT: JAMES NIELSEN/HOUSTON CHRONICLEHOUSTON (AP) — The man charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff's deputy had a lengthy criminal record going back a decade, but never spent more than short stints in jail.

Recent Articles

Ohio Collaborative Police Advisory Board Finalizes Standards for Law Enforcement Agencies on 08/30/15
An advisory board established by Ohio Governor John R. Kasich to implement ways to improve community and police relations today established new state standards – for the first time in Ohio history – on proper use of force, including deadly force, and the recruiting, hiring and screening of potential law enforcement officer candidates. The new standards will now be distributed to law enforcement agencies across the state by the Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS).
MVNU Staff Honored for Years of Service on 08/30/15
Faculty and staff members at Mount Vernon Nazarene University were honored for their years of service at the annual University Dinner on Monday, Aug. 24.
Butterflies and Brussel Sprouts at Tuesday’s Farmers’ Market on 08/30/15
Tuesday’s farmers’ market at the Knox County Health Department will feature a little bit of everything – a food demo, something for kids, door prizes and locally grown fruit and vegetables. The bi-monthly farmers’ market takes place the first and third Tuesday of the month from 4 – 6:30 p.m. in the parking lot on the south side of the health department.
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.

From the Associated Press...

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:54:34 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Shrinking glaciers, Arctic temperatures and a mix of messy energy politics await President Barack Obama on his historic trip to Alaska. Even before he departed, Obama was making waves with a decision to rename Alaska's famed Mount McKinley despite a backlash from Ohio politicians....
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:03:07 GMT
BANGKOK (AP) -- With much fanfare, Thai police had offered an $84,000 reward for tips leading to arrests in the Bangkok bombing. On Monday, they handed out the cash - to themselves....
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:56:05 GMT
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thai police issued arrest warrants Monday for two more suspects, a Thai woman and a foreign man of unknown nationality, as part of a widening investigation that yielded its first arrest over the weekend in connection with a deadly bombing in Bangkok two weeks ago....
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:42:33 GMT
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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:36:53 GMT
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- A Syrian official in charge of antiquities said Monday his government has not been able to determine how much damage an explosion near the ancient Temple of Bel caused the ancient structure in the militant-controlled city of Palmyra....
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 09:18:53 GMT
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- Salem High School will open its doors to the community Monday to commemorate the life of an alumnus - Adam Ward, the 27-year-old cameraman for a Roanoke television station who was slain on live TV last week....
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:37:23 GMT
TULARE, Calif. (AP) -- Looking for water to flush his toilet, Tino Lozano pointed a garden hose at some buckets in the bare dirt of his yard. It's his daily ritual now in a community built by refugees from Oklahoma's Dust Bowl. But only a trickle came out; then a drip, then nothing more....
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:26:54 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Titanic's last lunch menu - saved by a passenger who climbed aboard the so-called "Money Boat" before the ocean liner went down - is going to auction, where it's estimated it will bring $50,000 to $70,000....
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:37:19 GMT
Taylor Swift won video of the year, Miley Cyrus briefly flashed one of her breasts and Kanye West ranted at the MTV Video Music Awards....
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 08:27:24 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It's hard enough to redefine a genre once in a career, but horror virtuoso Wes Craven managed to do it twice....