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NEW YORK — A detainee who used a shoestring to hang himself Thursday in a Manhattan criminal court holding cell has died, Correction Department officials said. Anthony Scott, 58, was found unresponsive about 4:45 p.m. in an admission cell at Central Booking after he was arrested for assaulting a nurse at New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia. He was about to be transported to Rikers Island. ...

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British comedian and magician Phil Butler is being remembered following his sudden death. The “Cromer Pier Show” host’s agency announced his death Tuesday on social media. He was 51. “It is with huge sadness we have to announce the passing of our friend and client PHIL BUTLER,” tweeted Chris Davis Management. “Our thoughts are with his friends & family. The world is a poorer place without ...

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HARTFORD, Conn. — Online gambling in Connecticut began at 6 a.m. Tuesday, kicking off expanded wagering that was years in the making in negotiations between elected officials and the state’s two Native American-owned casinos over details of sports betting and digital games. FanDuel, the partner of Mohegan Sun casino, and DraftKings, which is working with Foxwoods Resort Casino, said the first ...

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Oct. 19—Paramedics and emergency medical technicians at San Luis Ambulance Services deal with work weeks over 100 hours, substandard COVID-19 safety measures and attempts at union-busting ahead of an upcoming labor-organizing vote, according to current and former SLA employees who have filed complaints with multiple regulatory agencies. But when they voice concerns about workplace safety at ...

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Oct. 19—FORT WORTH — A 33-year-old Fort Worth woman wanted on a charge of assaulting a 70-year-old man at a bar during a pool tournament was taken into custody Tuesday morning after someone reported that she was in a Fort Worth courts building. Jail records identified the suspect as Christa Ramon. The Fort Worth woman was arrested at 11 a.m. and booked a few minutes later into the Fort Worth ...

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FARMINGTON — Farmington Municipal Schools started the process to transfer ownership of Chula Vista Park to the City of Farmington during its most recent board meeting. The Farmington Municipal Schools Board of Education on Oct. 12 voted to donate the Chula Vista Park property to the municipality of Farmington by transferring the land title, according to Farmington schools spokesperson Roberto ...

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Oct. 19—GALLIPOLIS — Gallia County Prosecuting Attorney Jason D. Holdren recently announced Telicia J. McClelland, age 32, of Charleston, West Virginia, was convicted in the Gallia County Common Pleas Court of Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs, a felony of the first degree. According to a news release from Holdren, "On May 5, 2021, McClelland was stopped by troopers from the Ohio State Highway ...

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Oct. 19—GALLIPOLIS — Ohio Valley Bank recently added a new design to their Community First debit card program. The card features an adorable dog and will benefit the Friends of Gallia County's Animals. According to a news release from OVB, "Friends of Gallia County's Animals is a volunteer organization that promotes the welfare of and provides assistance and care to displaced, abandoned or ...

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Oct. 19—The residents of Newby are calling for more action to be taken regarding the restoration of a critical bridge in the area. Since 2020 the bridge at Tates Creek and Maple Grove Roads has been closed after it was deemed unsafe in April that year by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet following a routine maintenance review. Everyone in the area, including Newby Country Store owner Ashlie ...

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A local construction company was cited for $1.7 million in wage theft violations on Monday for allegedly failing to pay hundreds of workers overtime wages, according to a state investigation. The state's Labor Commissioner's Office started looking into JPI Construction after receiving a report that workers were only paid for 40 hours a week, despite consistently working overtime on ...