9:17 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW YORK - New York Giants Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor has been arrested on suspicion of rape and faces charges when an investigation is complete, police in Ramapo, N.Y., said. Ramapo police dispatcher Peter Medina told Newsday that the incident occurred early Thursday at the Holidome Hotel in Montebello. He confirmed that Taylor, 51, who lists his residence as Pembroke Pines, Fla., is being held by Ramapo police.
9:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
A 33-year-old St. Paul High School graduate died unexpectedly Monday afternoon at his father's Norwalk home. The family of Christopher D. Hite reported his death at 4:14 p.m. after his 13-year-old niece found the former wrestler dead in an upstairs bedroom. Norwalk Police Chief Dave Light said Hite had gone out drinking with friends Sunday, but came home before dark.
9:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
After spending the day weeding in the garden at a daughter's home, Lora Hunt decided to touch up her nails before she crashed her car into a motorcyclist, killing her instantly at a red light, she told a jury. Hunt on Wednesday tearfully recounted how she hadn't had a chance to clean up before leaving to go out to dinner with another daughter and made what she called a "stupid" decision to polish her finger nails while driving.
9:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Call it a coffee cup quarrel. Shirley K. Cozart, 65, was charged with assault in connection with throwing a coffee cup at her 43-year-old daughter's back, Huron County Sheriff's Capt. Ted Patrick said.
9:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - A 38-year-old village resident committed suicide at his home Thursday. While the man had been mildly depressed for an unknown period of time, he didn't leave a suicide note or previously mention harming himself, New London Police Chief Michael Marko said.
9:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
Alberto took 21 shots to the gut. They all would hit his mother right in the heart. Raquel Sears' son died after performing the increasingly common "21 on 21' ritual, downing that many shots on that significant birthday.
9:16 AM Jul 26, 2010
"It's not so much what we say during prayer as what we do after prayer.' Judge Timothy Cardwell was the keynote speaker this morning at the annual National Day of Prayer, hosted locally by the First Presbyterian Church.
9:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County commissioners can't seem to catch a break. Not long after finalizing the 2010 budget which is very tight the board has learned that possibly extensive repairs are needed at the transfer station. Pete Welch, county solid waste district coordinator and buildings and grounds supervisor, informed the commissioners about the transfer station issues at Tuesday's meeting.
9:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
Main Street Intermediate School Librarian Sue Haines remembers fifth-grade teacher Nancy Opper "saved" her life in her first year of teaching. Opper was teaching third grade at the old Benedict Elementary at the time. Haines said Opper helped her with the challenges of her first year and was someone she could depend on if she needed a shoulder to cry on or if she needed advice.
9:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE - The Eagles might be the school district's nickname, but "Go Eagles' isn't the only chant you'll hear at the school these days. "Go Greased Lightnin' is the other - as in the famous sleek car in "Grease,' the ultra-popular 50s musical phenomenon that students will perform Thursday through Saturday.
9:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
MILAN - Investigators have been doing something at Rattlesnake Creek since Thursday but nobody is saying much of anything. Five unmarked sport utility vehicles, a couple of pickup trucks and a small red sedan are parked in the field.
9:15 AM Jul 26, 2010
DETROIT (MCT) - A federal judge in Detroit refused late Wednesday to go along with prosecutors' request to keep nine members of a Lenawee County Christian militia locked up pending an appeals court ruling on her earlier decision to release them on bond. "The government failed to persuade the court that defendants must be detained until trial," U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts said in an eight-page order.
9:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
What a beautiful spring! As I get older, I notice nature more often. Maybe it's because I no longer have to keep track of little children, so I have time to observe what is around me. Or maybe this year is a particularly beautiful spring. I look at the white, pink and purple flowers on the trees, and gaze admiringly at how their colors stand out against the blue sky. I see the dark needles of the evergreens shoot out their light green appendages new shoots their babies, if you will. Spring is all about growth and beginnings.
9:11 AM Jul 26, 2010
The community is invited to attend a free presentation in which Marci Rinner, the founder and director of the For Pete's Sake Foundation, will provide vital information on the current drug situation, statistics, crime and consequences. The event, sponsored by the Norwalk Police Department, will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Norwalk High School auditorium.
9:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
Latest "American Idol" castoff Siobhan Magnus says she can imagine any one of the remaining five contestants winning the season's crown, including northeastern Pennsylvania's Aaron Kelly, whom she called "an incredible talent." "It's so hard to say" who will win, Magnus said in a telephone news conference after viewers of the program chose her Wednesday to be the latest contestant voted off the show. Her removal left five singers: Kelly, Crystal Bowersox, Lee DeWyze, Casey James and Michael Lynche.
9:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
The departure of "Lost' and "24' will seem to crowd out everything else on TV this month. Their passage confers just the slightest sense of remorse on TV's gaudiest month. Both shows enriched the medium and expanded televised drama's possibilities - and both will soon be gone. But those series finales are just part of a memorable May: "Friday Night Lights' (Friday, 8 p.m., NBC). Not to be Debbie Downer here, but another fine franchise is nearing the end. But there's a ways to go yet. The fourth season begins Friday; a redistricting of schools in Dillon lands coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler) a new school and new team. Betty White on "Saturday Night Live' (Saturday, 11:30 p.m., NBC). She says she's nervous, says she has no idea what the writers have set up for her. But when one of the iconic figures of TV comedy appears on that other icon, it almost doesn't matter what she says or does. A must-see.
9:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
DETROIT (MCT) - The U.S. Attorney's Office in Detroit said Tuesday that it was awaiting permission from the U.S. solicitor general to appeal a judge's decision to release nine members of a Lenawee County militia group on bond. U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts ruled Monday that prosecutors failed to establish that the defendants, members of the Hutaree Christian militia group who were arrested during FBI raids in late March, were a flight risk and threat to the public. The defendants are accused of plotting to overthrow the U.S. government.
9:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
Local apartment fire victim Julie Mullins remains in a Cleveland hospital, but could be released soon. Mullins, most recently of 23 Woodlawn Ave., remains in fair condition at MetroHealth Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Phyllis Harmon said Tuesday afternoon. Norwalk Firefighter Curtis Stang found Mullins unconscious in her upstairs apartment early Sunday morning.
9:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
OBERLIN Legendary artist Yoko Ono will visit Oberlin College on Thursday to deliver the last of the college's 2009-10 convocation series addresses. She will screen excerpts from her films, discuss her work and take questions from the audience. The address, titled "A Conversation with Yoko Ono," is a ticketed, free event that takes place at 7:30 p.m. in Finney Chapel. Ono is a Japanese-American artist, musician, author and peace activist who is best known for her marriage to John Lennon. She also is noted for her groundbreaking work in avant-garde art, music and filmmaking. She brought feminism to the forefront through her music, and is considered a pioneer and major influence of the 1970s new wave genre.
9:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
Anxious parents are calling doctors today and scouring the Internet for information after an enormous recall of over-the-counter medications for infants and children that was announced abruptly on Friday evening. The recall affects all unexpired lots of liquid Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec and Benadryl formulated for youngsters more than 43 products over all. Parents across the country rely on the medications to ease their children's aches and pains, fevers and allergy-associated runny noses and sneezes.
9:10 AM Jul 26, 2010
There was no tornado warning this weekend. Some Norwalk-area tornado sirens activated about 12:40 a.m. Sunday. Norwalk Fire Chief Doug Coletta said he had called the Norwalk Police Department to request another agency be dispatched to assist with the 23 Woodlawn Ave. fire, but a dispatcher hit the wrong button.