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Donations for Budd Family

The support continues to grow for a local teacher in critical condition after a rock thrown off an overpass crashed through her windshield severely injuring her. Principal of Edison Middle School, Diane Kettleberger, says Sharon Budd is loved by so many. Budd remains in critical condition today after a group of teens threw an 8 pound rock off an overpass in PA last week. The rock smashed through the windshield of the car and hit Budd directly in the face. The public is invited to Edison Middle School today where t-shirts, bracelets and other items will be for sale until 4:00. All of the money raised will be donated to help the Budd family.

Massillon Financial Planning

Estate tax money makes a major dent in the financial deficit in Massillon. Officials with the Massillon Financial Planning and Supervision Commission say the city has received 491,000 dollars in estate tax money left by several individuals who died prior to 2013. The is a one time gain according to officials with the state discontinuing an estate tax on the transfer of assets from resident descendents back in January of 2013. Now, the city was facing a general fund shortfall of roughly 937,000 dollars at the end of June...the estate tax money is making a big splash in the dept, cutting the red by more than half. Back in October of last year, the state Auditor's office declared a fiscal emergency for Massillon. The is planning to ask voters to approve a levy in November that would raise the city's income-tax rate from 1.8 to 2 percent to make up more of that shortfall.

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Toddler hit by gunfire in South Linden

A backyard gathering in South Linden was interrupted by gunfire that left a 2-year-old and an adult wounded tonight. Both were taken to hospitals in stable condition and are expected to recover, said Sgt. Loucious Hollis of the Columbus police assault squad.

Robert McDonald vows reforms at VA during confirmation hearing

Former Procter & Gamble Chairman Robert McDonald vowed an aggressive series of reforms during his first three months as head of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, telling a Senate committee today that “the seriousness of this moment demands action.”

Ex-Newark band director admits sexual battery of student

NEWARK, Ohio — A former Newark High School assistant band director pleaded guilty today to 13 counts involving inappropriate sexual contact with three students. Anthony J. Miller could be sentenced to up to five years on each sexual battery count, and faces additional prison or jail time on each of the other counts. Ten of the 13 counts also are sexually oriented offenses, meaning Miller likely will have to register as a sex offender. Sentencing is scheduled for Aug.15.

Police search for teen in fatal shooting of 17-year-old girl

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with fatally shooting a girl who would have celebrated her 18th birthday on Wednesday. Tayon Dunson faces a delinquency count of murder in the death of Shevona N. Whitehead, according to a complaint filed in Franklin County Juvenile Court. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

NATIONAL NEWS

After 3-year probe, feds to monitor Newark police

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark police engaged in the excessive use of force, routinely stopped people on the street for no legitimate reason and regularly stole property from civilians, the U.S. Department of Justice concluded in a report released Tuesday that set the stage for federal monitoring of the police department that serves New Jersey's largest city.

Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff

ATLANTA (AP) — Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a nationally significant general election matchup against Democrat Michelle Nunn.

Flight bans show skittishness over trouble spots

When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots following last week's downing of a passenger plane over Ukraine.

In international flight, volatile conflicts abound

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense systems leftover from the ouster of Moammar Gadhafi.

New arrest linked to gun used after Boston attacks

BOSTON (AP) — A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is believed to have provided the handgun used to kill a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer during the manhunt, people with knowledge of the investigation said Tuesday.

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