10:01 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLLINS - Sunday afternoon was filled with smiles and tears at Western Reserve High School as the members of the Class of 2010 graduated in their white and blue robes. (NOTE: Pictures of the Western Reserve ceremony can be seen here and here.)
10:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
GREENWICH - Before the 2010 South Central High School graduates moved onto "bigger and better adventures' Sunday, valedictorian Stacey Shepherd gave her classmates some pearls of wisdom. The 17-year-old girl told her fellow graduates not to postpone what they want, don't leave anything misunderstood, make sure the people you care about know it and make sure those same folks know how you really feel. Shepherd also thanked all the families and staff "for all the hard work they put into making this class shine.'
10:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
Former child television star Gary Coleman died this afternoon after suffering a brain hemorrhage. He was 42. Coleman, who lived in Santaquin, which is 55 miles south of Salt Lake City, was admitted to the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo, Utah on Wednesday after suffering injuries in a fall, spokeswoman Janet Frank said. She could not provide further details on the incident, but Coleman reportedly sustained head injuries in the fall.
10:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
Brilliant sunshine sent the St. Paul High School class of 2010 off into the real world at the graduation Mass and ceremony Sunday afternoon at the church. Fifty-nine seniors said their goodbyes at the 88th commencement of SPH at the hour and 40-minute event.
10:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
Today will likely be remembered as a sad day in the city of Norwalk. Commercial Vehicle Group (CVG), which has been known by several different names since it opened its doors in the city in 1964, had its last cab come off the line at noon. "Yes, today is the last day for production," said George Codeluppi, a 33-year-employee and bargaining chairman.
10:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
CLEVELAND (PA SPORTSTICKER) - One month from the start of the NBA's free agency frenzy, LeBron James said he's not close to making any decision. However, he has handicapped his field of suitors.
10:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
ASHDOD, Israel (MCT) - A flotilla of pro-Palestinians activists carrying humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip met deadly resistance from Israeli forces today, sparking a diplomatic crisis in the Middle East and endangering the Obama administration's attempt to revive peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. Nine people were killed and dozens more were wounded when Israeli navy commandos stormed the Marmara, a Turkish ship that was part of a six-boat flotilla aimed at breaking the Israel-led blockade of the Gaza Strip.
10:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
VATICAN CITY (MCT) -- The Vatican said Monday that Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of a senior Catholic cleric who has been accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl in Nigeria. Archbishop Richard Anthony Burke resigned from the pastoral care of the archdiocese of Benin City, Nigeria, the Vatican said, without elaborating on the reasons for the cleric's departure from office.
10:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
A violent, fast-developing thunderstorm Monday forced President Barack Obama to abruptly cut short his Memorial Day remarks at a national cemetery outside Chicago and urge guests to take shelter in their cars until the storm passed. Obama had just placed a wreath at the edge of a small burial section in the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery and was heading toward the main memorial event when the storm erupted.
10:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
An HIV-positive woman let a drug company take pictures of her for an HIV patients' magazine, but was shocked to later find the pictures and details about her situation had been published on the Internet without her permission, she says. The Union County, N.C. woman filed suit in federal court in Charlotte on Thursday against pharmaceuticals giant Roche Laboratories and ad company Gerbig, Snell/Weisheimer. She signed a release form agreeing to publication of the pictures, but contends the contract didn't allow the kind of broad exposure they received.
10:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
SANDUSKY - Browns fans can kick off the football season early when Phil Dawson, the team's placekicker, visit Cedar Point on Friday. Dawson will meet Browns' fans and sign autographs from noon to 1:30 p.m. on the main midway near the Game Day Grille and the Raptor roller coaster at the amusement park/resort. For more information, visit cedarpoint.com or call the park's General Information Line at (419) 627-2350.
10:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
UTSUNOMIYA, Japan (MCT) -- At first glance, Pusuke might not look like a particularly special dog -- a humble male mixed-breed owned by a housewife in Sakura, Japan. But the seemingly common canine is now 25 years old, a life span so extraordinary that he may be recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living dog. Pusuke is so long in the tooth that his age in "dog years' is equivalent to more than 120 years for a human.
10:00 AM Jul 26, 2010
A state trooper who wanted to stop animals from climbing on his vehicles trapped his neighbor's 5-month-old kitten and shot it to death. Former North Carolina Trooper Shawn C. Houston was charged in October with cruelty to animals and injury to real property, both misdemeanors, according to court records. The Highway Patrol dismissed him in January.
9:56 AM Jul 26, 2010
MONROEVILLE The Monroeville Board of Education accepted the resignation of board member Robin Reed, effective Sunday. The board is now seeking people interested in an appointment to the vacancy, which expired in November 2011.. Anyone interested should notify treasurer Elise Gray in writing before the next scheduled meeting June 16.
9:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
LOS ANGELES (MCT) - Ryan Seacreast declared it "the end of an era," and Janet Jackson even kept her shirt on. But in the eyes of Nielsen, Simon Cowell's last episode as chief justice of "American Idol" was the least-watched finale since its first season, when the show ran during the summer and was just starting to become a phenomenon. About 24.2-million people tuned in Wednesday night to see Lee DeWyze get crowned the new "American Idol" over Crystal Bowersox, who seemed to be the people's choice. Although that is a strong number that any network would kill for, it is also about 16 percent off the 28.8 million who watched last year's finale. Among adults ages 18 to 49, Wednesday night's finale averaged an 8.2 rating, off 18 percent from last year's 10.0 rating. A rating point in that demographic equals 1.3-million people.
9:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
PLYMOUTH - Fifty-eight seniors graduated Friday from Plymouth High School. Valedictorian Elizabeth Childers said the 131st commencement ceremony was "a celebration of our class, of our teachers and our community." She encouraged her classmates to remember the lessons they'd learned at school: Networking, problem solving and "even a little of the math and science and grammar."
9:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
NEW LONDON - The grandparents and former custodians of a 16-year-old New London girl are concerned she is missing again. In mid-April, the same New London High School sophomore was reported missing, but police found her healthy at her mother's Ashland home. The girl's guardian discovered the teen was missing just before 6 a.m. April 13 when she went into to her room to awake her and promptly called police. Most recently, the girl hasn't been seen since Friday after school.
9:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
LOS ANGELES (MCT) - If that was the best that "American Idol" could do when Simon Cowell was still around, the next season of the Fox talent contest doesn't bear thinking about. Most of Wednesday's "Idol" finale, in which Lee DeWyze was crowned the winner, was a sludgy, sleepy trip though a graying boomer's middle-of-the-road record collection, and the return visits from the ninth season's ejected contestants only served to remind us of why they were eliminated. There were also the expected tributes to departing judge Simon Cowell, but even those seemed to go on forever.
9:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
ORLANDO, Fla. (MCT) - Fathima Rifqa Bary, the Christian teen convert who made national headlines when she fled to Orlando last summer, had a successful surgery in Ohio as part of her treatment for uterine cancer, her former Orlando lawyer said Friday. Rifqa, now 17, was released from an Ohio hospital late Thursday afternoon. It will be several weeks before doctors know more about her condition.
9:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
COLUMBUS - Authorities hope increased awareness will make for a holiday weekend free of alcohol-related fatal crashes. The state Highway Patrol is reminding drivers to not get behind the wheel impaired this Memorial Day weekend.
9:55 AM Jul 26, 2010
To Norwalk City Councilman Harry Brady, the former human services building on Benedict Avenue is more than just high grass and weeds and a deteriorating structure. It represents part of his past.