8:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
ORLANDO, Fla. (MCT) - Tiger Woods will return to competition on perhaps the biggest stage in golf the Masters. The humbled golfer, whose winter of discontent included revelations of multiple affairs and subsequent therapy, ended weeks of speculation Tuesday morning with a five-paragraph statement sent to media outlets.
8:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
With Norwalk city council set to discuss adult arcades for what feels like the millionth time at tonight's meeting, one might wonder, if this arcade epidemic found its way into other communities? Terry Boose (R-Norwalk), 58th district House representative, is consistently visiting all of Huron County plus portions of Lorain and Seneca counties as those areas make up his district. Boose said Monday he's been following the adult arcade drama.
8:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
TOLEDO (MCT) - Prosecutors want a 15-year-old rape suspect to be tried as an adult, despite a psychological report saying the youth is not mature enough to be transferred to adult court. Jen Liptack-Wilson, an assistant Lucas County prosecutor, asked Judge Connie Zemmelman yesterday to consider the "violent nature' of the daylight assault on a woman along a West Toledo street Jan. 19.
8:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
If adult arcades are your topic, the Norwalk city council meeting is the place to be Tuesday night. Presently, council has three pieces of legislation regarding adult arcades tabled. Councilman Chris Mushett suggested at last week's meeting to remove those three items from the table, make some modifications to one of them, and vote on it.
8:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
A pedestrian who was injured after being hit by a vehicle on West Main Street this morning was rushed to the hospital. Thomas Jordan, 71, of 737 Edwards Road, North Fairfield, sustained head injuries after the incident in front of Berry's Restaurant, Norwalk Police Capt. Jack O'Neil said. The police captain said he didn't know exactly where Jordan was heading, but he assumes it was to the restaurant.
8:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
LOS ANGELES (MCT) - U.S. citizens reported losing more than $550 million in 2009 in Internet fraud, falling prey to a variety of increasingly sophisticated scams, according to a report by the Internet Crime Complaint Center. The loss was more than twice that reported in 2008, according to the agency, a partnership of the FBI and the privately funded National White Collar Crime Center. Based in West Virginia, the center tracks Internet crime around the world.
8:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS (MCT) - The 68-year-old grandfather accused of punching children in a Northwest Side Walmart appeared in Franklin County Municipal Court this morning. Judge Mark Hummer set bond for Ralph Conone, of 5687 Shadowbrook Dr., at $150,000. Should he post bond, Conone was ordered to stay away from his victims and Walmart while the case proceeds.
8:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW YORK (MCT) - No one was more surprised about ABBA being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame than the band's co-founder Benny Andersson. "We're a pop band from the North Pole,' Andersson says, calling from his studio in Stockholm. "There's no such thing as a (continental European) band in the Rock Hall, so it is flattering. It feels good, but it's very unexpected.'
8:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
HURON - A Lorain County sheriff's captain accidentally shot himself Sunday when he was test-firing the malfunctioning off-duty weapon of his wife, who also is a police officer. After the incident in the 5300 block of East Cleveland Road, John A. Reiber, 60, walked to a neighbor's house and was taken to Lorain Community Health Partners Hospital, Erie County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Sigsworth said.
8:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
ALAMEDA, Calif. (PA SPORTSTICKER) - Willard, Ohio native Charlie Frye is sticking with the silver and black. On Monday, Frye signed a tender as a restricted free agent for the Oakland Raiders, the team he played with last season.
8:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Huron County commissioners remain cautiously optimistic after the most recent sales tax numbers showed an increase. "Sales tax numbers for March were up," Commissioner Mike Adelman said Sunday evening. "This number reflects the amount collected in December. It was up $35,337 over the same time last year."
8:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
LOS ANGELES (MCT) - A fugitive and convicted drug dealer who allegedly helped a "bling ring' sell off luxury items stolen from the homes of young celebrities including Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton, pleaded no contest Friday to several felonies, authorities said. Jonathan Ajar, known as "Johnny Dangerous,' was the fence for the items stolen in at least 10 burglaries that also targeted the residences of Rachel Bilson, Orlando Bloom, Brian Austin Green, Megan Fox, Audrina Patridge and Ashley Tisdale, authorities said.
8:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (MCT) - President Barack Obama, claiming that momentum is building for a historic overhaul of the nation's health insurance system, on Friday postponed a trip to Asia so he can stay in the capital next week to twist arms in Congress. Democrats in Congress said they didn't yet have the votes locked up to pass the legislation, but they were growing more confident that they could get a package through. "We're in a good place,' said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
8:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
SEATTLE (MCT) - Hunters were combing the snowy brush around Alaska's Chignik Lake on Friday in an attempt to hunt down up to four wolves that killed a 32-year-old special education teacher in the first known fatal wolf attack in the U.S. in modern times. But the wolves were elusive, and villagers were hoping that state game officials would send in a helicopter to help track the animals, village council president Johnny Lind said.
8:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
LOS ANGELES (MCT) - The death of former child star Corey Haim may be linked to an illegal Southern California prescription drug ring, authorities said Friday. State Attorney General Jerry Brown announced that his office is investigating the ring's possible connection with Haim's death Wednesday. The 38-year-old actor, whose credits included "The Lost Boys' and "Lucas,' died at a Burbank hospital after being found unresponsive in his apartment.
8:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
BEREA (PA SPORTSTICKER) - Brady Quinn will get a chance to start over in Denver. Whether he'll get to start is up in the air. The Broncos acquired the former first-round draft pick from the Cleveland Browns for fullback Peyton Hillis, a 2011 sixth-round draft pick and a conditional pick in 2012.
8:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
LOS ANGELES (MCT) - Will Charlie Sheen cut a deal with prosecutors, or is he ready to fight to clear his name? That's the question as the sitcom star's court date looms Monday. Facing a felony charge from a Christmas Day incident in Aspen, Colo., when his wife called 911 to say the actor was threatening her life, Sheen is facing the endgame of a scandal that has threatened to engulf his career.
8:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
The Florida Tomato Growers Exchange, an agricultural cooperative, reports that much of the crop was devastated by the freezing temperatures. And some retailers around the nation are turning to Mexican tomatoes to stock their shelves. The result? Fewer tomatoes and higher prices - almost double - in the coming weeks.
8:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
HURON - A woman who led authorities on a high-speed chase and drove in the wrong lanes on a divided highway has been released from the hospital. Vicki L. Laffartha, 36, has been discharged from Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky, said Huron Police Chief John Majoy, who declined to elaborate.
8:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
PHILADELPHIA (MCT) - The American arrested in a sweep of al-Qaida members worked as a laborer at five nuclear plants in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland, federal officials said Friday. Sharif Mobley had a "red badge' clearance, the highest level a laborer can obtain, while working on at the Salem-Hope Creek nuclear plants in Salem County, N.J., according to a spokesman from the local union of which he was a member.
8:06 AM Jul 26, 2010
LOS ANGELES (MCT) - In the music video for Lady Gaga's hit single "Bad Romance,' the pop diva vamps across several nightmarish tableaux wearing a variety of barely there lingerie get-ups. The flashy clip caused a sensation when it debuted in November and has racked up 85 million views on YouTube. But perhaps its most striking aspect is the unabashed product placement - conspicuous visual shout-outs to Nemiroff vodka, Nintendo Wii, Burberry and other brands.