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Reports: 2 students sickened by tainted gummy bears

Published: Friday, February 09, 2018 @ 2:28 AM

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Two students in the Laurel Highlands School District were sickened by tainted gummy bears, according to a tip received by WPXI.

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The tipster also said the high school students were hospitalized after eating the gummy bears.

Superintendent Jesse Wallace confirmed that something like that did happen.

A statement read, in part, “we are under the impression that our students are stable and wish them a safe recovery.”

Wallace also said the district is investigating if there was an illegal substance involved.

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Man involved in Clark County police pursuit to appear in court

Published: Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 10:58 AM

Man involved in Clark County pursuit appears in court

The man accused of leading police on a pursuit through Clark County is set to appear in court today. 

King Hurschel Jr. faces firearms charges, fleeing and eluding police officers and having weapons under disability. 

He is set to appear in Judge Denise Moody’s courtroom in Clark County Municipal Court at 10:30 a.m. 

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Initial reports indicated a police pursuit occurred late Wednesday afternoon. The chase ended in the area of Ohio 4 and Moorefield Road after a vehicle ran over stop sticks. 

A Facebook post by Clark County Sheriff Deb Burchett with a photo of Wednesday’s scene says, ‘My suggestion is if you are going to break into houses don’t come to Clark County.’ She went on to thank the other departments involved in the chase including Springfield Police Division, The Ohio State Highway Patrol and Champaign County Sheriff’s Office. 

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Morgan Freeman accused of inappropriate behavior: report

Published: Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 11:48 AM
Updated: Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 11:48 AM

Morgan Freeman: What You Need to Know

Actor Morgan Freeman has been accused of inappropriate behavior and harassment by at least eight women, CNN reported Thursday.

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A woman who worked in 2015 as a production assistant for the film "Going in Style," starring Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin, told CNN that she was harassed for several months by Freeman. She was not identified.

The woman said that in one incident, Freeman “kept trying to lift up my skirt and asking if I was wearing underwear."

She told CNN he stopped after Arkin commented about his behavior.

“Morgan got freaked out and didn’t know what to say,” she said.

Seven other women told CNN that Freeman, 80, acted inappropriately or harassed them. The alleged incidents took place in public and at least one happened in front of Lori McCreary, who co-founded production company Revelations Entertainment in 1996 with Freeman, CNN reported.

A majority of Freeman's accusers said the 80-year-old actor "repeatedly (behaved) in ways that made women feel uncomfortable at work." Two women, including the production assistant on "Going in Style," told CNN that Freeman “subjected them to unwanted touching.”

Check back for updates to this developing story.

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George Zimmerman, unemployed, $2.5M in debt, gets public defender in latest legal battle

Published: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 7:55 PM

George Zimmerman testified September 2016 about the man he said shot at him during an alleged road-rage incident in 2015. (Via WFTV.com)
George Zimmerman testified September 2016 about the man he said shot at him during an alleged road-rage incident in 2015. (Via WFTV.com)

A judge in Seminole County, Florida, has granted George Zimmerman a public defender to represent him in his latest legal battle.

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Zimmerman told the judge that he’s indigent, unemployed and has $2.5 million in debt and liabilities, according to court documents.

Zimmerman is facing a misdemeanor stalking charge that was filed by the Seminole County State Attorney’s Office earlier this month.

A sheriff's report said an investigator, Dennis Warren, contacted Zimmerman in September on behalf of Michael Gasparro, who is making a documentary on Trayvon Martin. The series is being produced by rapper Jay-Z.

Zimmerman allegedly told Gasparro, "Help Dennis out and give him a heads up. I'm going to find him. And I'm bringing hell with me."

He allegedly texted Gasparro and said, "Dennis is a (expletive) who bothered my uncle in his home. Local or former law officer, he's well on his way to the inside of a gator as well. 10-4?"

WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer said the indigent applications are rarely scrutinized by the court because they are done under oath.

“As long as you can show your liabilities outweigh your assets, you are maybe entitled to a public defender and you are maybe entitled to the cost of defense,” Sheaffer said.

Zimmerman is scheduled to be in court May 30.

Zimmerman was acquitted in 2013 of the 2012 shooting death of Martin, an unarmed teenager. of unarmed teen, Trayvon Martin.

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U.S. Marshals surround Warren County house; man taken into custody

Published: Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 10:37 AM
Updated: Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 11:10 AM

A man was taken into custody at about 11 a.m. 
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A man was taken into custody at about 11 a.m. (NICK GRAHAM/STAFF)

UPDATE @ 11 a.m.:

A man has been taken into custody without incident at the Franklin Twp. home.

A man was taken into custody at about 11 a.m.(NICK GRAHAM/STAFF)

INITIAL REPORT:

U.S. Marshals and Warren County law enforcement are at a Franklin Twp. residence this morning for a person who reportedly is not coming out for warrant service, according to police scanner traffic.

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At about 9:50 a.m. the Marshals were at a residence in the 3600 block of Wilson Farms Boulevard to serve a warrant for escape.

The person was reportedly hiding in the attic and not coming out, according to scanner traffic.

We have a crew on the scene and will bring you more information as it develops.

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