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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 00:36:00 -0400

The storm caused devastating flooding and landslides on the tiny island early this week, but may pose less of a threat to Florida, according to National Weather Service forecasts.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:44:17 -0400

Tony Turner wrote and sang "Harperman," leading a (barefooted) choir through lyrics that ask questions such as "Who squashes all dissent?" and "Who muzzles all the scientists?"

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:16:00 -0400

The agency says it's now spending record amounts on fire suppression, and these bills are coming at the expense of its other programs — many of which would help prevent future wildfires.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:07:00 -0400

The long-time coach of the New York Islanders won four Stanley Cup championships with the team — after winning four as a player.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:01:00 -0400

Markets have been seeing some of the biggest stock-price swings in years. And economists say the extreme volatility is starting to weigh down consumer confidence.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:03:44 -0400

Around the newsroom and around the world, here's what we're reading this week.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:01:00 -0400

More than 1,000 square miles of wildfires are burning in the state. In the isolated Okanogan Valley, where power and phone lines have burned, cattle ranchers are doing what they can to spare herds.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:00:00 -0400

Pilots and their families plant a tree at Arlington National Cemetery and honor comrades who were killed in the war. The first U.S. combat troops arrived in Vietnam in 1965.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:28:00 -0400

The aid organization also known as Médecins Sans Frontières says that Phantom portrays a worker for a "confusingly similar" group who helps track down a terrorist.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:23:00 -0400

Two then-students at Dartmouth College built a game-changing mobile robotic football dummy that they say will decrease head injuries sustained from repeated tackling collisions.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:01:58 -0400

Austrian police say that dozens of people died after being crammed into the back of a smuggler's truck, which was found abandoned on a highway Thursday. And hundreds are feared dead after two boats sank off Libya's coast.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:01:00 -0400

Former President George W. Bush is visiting the city on Friday in honor of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. His administration was criticized for how it dealt with the storm's aftermath.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:01:00 -0400

As speculation swirls on a possible run by Vice President Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton's campaign is trying to show strength. She addressed Democratic National Committee members Friday in Minneapolis.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:01:00 -0400

Starting in 2018, companies will have to disclose how CEO pay compares to median worker pay. A recent survey of the biggest CEO-to-worker pay ratios shows Discovery at the top at nearly 2,000-to-1.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:01:00 -0400

People in New Orleans say the city finally has the storm defense system it should have had before Hurricane Katrina — at a cost of $14.5 billion. Now someone needs to cover the cost to keep it strong.

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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.
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.

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 01:26:08 -0400

Waves crash along the shores of the Malecon in Santo Domingo, Dominican RepublicBy David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Erika was soaking Haiti with heavy rain and strong winds on Friday as it swirled across the Caribbean but showed signs of losing steam as it headed toward south Florida, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. Twenty people were confirmed dead on the island of Dominica, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said in an address carried on television and online late Friday. Erika was no longer forecast to make landfall in the United States as a hurricane due to some likely weakening over mountainous areas of Haiti and Cuba.

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:37:23 -0400

A sign marks the entrance to St. Paul's School in ConcordOwen Labrie, 19, was found not guilty of three felony counts of sexually assaulting a fellow student at St. Paul's School in Concord. Labrie closed his eyes and began to sob as the first verdict, finding him guilty of computer-related seduction, was read but regained his composure as the jury forewoman read out the three not guilty verdicts.

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 00:47:00 -0400
A search was under way for the officer's killer, who was described as a male dressed in a white t-shirt, driving a red truck, the Harris County Sheriff's office said. The deputy was in uniform and filling up his car with gas when the gunman approached from behind and fired several shots, sheriff's office spokesman Deputy Thomas Gilliland told reporters. Live video from the scene in northwest Houston, about 20 miles from downtown, showed police tape across the perimeter of the gas station.
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

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.
Road Construction Round Up - 8/25 on 08/25/15
Danville Police Department Reports and Incidents 8/20-8/23 on 08/25/15
DPD responded to the 200 block of East Walnut Street on a child visitation dispute on Thursday 8/20.

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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 06:59:04 GMT
COLLINSVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Andy Parker's resolve to fight for gun control formed in the hours after his daughter was shot and killed on live television. In his first interviews after the tragedy, he briefly mentioned the issue as he eulogized Alison. By Friday, he was pledging a full-scale fight for tougher gun laws on national TV....
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 06:54:33 GMT
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- The chamber of commerce official who was answering questions about her community on live TV when gunfire erupted said she never saw the gunman walk up to the group....
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 06:58:13 GMT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- With prayer and the somber ringing of church bells and the uplifting sounds of brass bands and music, residents across Mississippi and Louisiana Saturday will pay homage to those who died in Hurricane Katrina, thank those who came to rebuild and celebrate how far the region has come from that devastating day when the hurricane struck....
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:23:17 GMT
VIENNA (AP) -- Death and desperation mounted in Europe's migrant crisis Friday as Austrian police said 71 people appeared to have suffocated in the back of an abandoned truck, while an estimated 200 people were feared drowned off Libya when two overloaded boats capsized....
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:22:44 GMT
BEIRUT (AP) -- To the casual visitor, Lebanon may seem like a tiny slice of Mediterranean modernity and coexistence in a turbulent region plagued by violence and extremism....
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 03:40:04 GMT
NORWOOD, Mass. (AP) -- Donald Trump held a $100-per-person campaign event - which he repeatedly insisted wasn't a fundraiser - outside of Boston on Friday evening as he backpedaled on his previous pledge not to accept contributions for his campaign....
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 07:14:13 GMT
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 00:28:44 GMT
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- Living alone in a world of perceived slights, Vester Lee Flanagan II festered and fumed. His hair-trigger temper directed at a random collection of people he encountered never seemed to stray into the type of violent behavior that would have put him on the radar of police or mental health professionals....
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 06:28:35 GMT
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Defying authorities, thousands of Malaysians wearing yellow T-shirts and blowing horns began gathering Saturday in Kuala Lumpur for a major rally to demand the resignation of embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak....
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 07:11:43 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) -- Thirty-five years after his hopes for a gold medal were dashed by Jimmy Carter's boycott of the Moscow Olympics, Craig Beardsley is at peace....