Monday, June 17 2013 9:41 AM EDT2013-06-17 13:41:31 GMT
(CNN) - A science-fiction-style project -- which could bring internet access to five billion people across the planet -- is being tested out in New Zealand. Software giant Google is launching balloonsMore >>
A science-fiction-style project -- which could bring internet access to five billion people across the planet -- is being tested out in New Zealand. Software giant Google is launching balloons into the stratosphere -- equipped with wireless technology that could create a truly global network.More >>
Friday, June 14 2013 10:13 AM EDT2013-06-14 14:13:03 GMT
(CNN) - An elephant stuck in a well, a really big hornet's nest and flying food trays are all video that will have you talking today. It's not a place you would expect to find an elephant, even a babyMore >>
An elephant stuck in a well, a really big hornet's nest and flying food trays are all video that will have you talking today.More >>
Thursday, June 13 2013 10:32 AM EDT2013-06-13 14:32:18 GMT
(CNN/CBS) - Hashtags are coming to Facebook. This is to help users better surface conversations. The social network wants to make it easier for users to find content already on Facebook and functionalMore >>
In today's What's Trending report, #Hashtags are coming to Facebook. This is to help users better surface conversations. More >>
Wednesday, June 12 2013 10:09 AM EDT2013-06-12 14:09:28 GMT
(CNN) - Buying your clothes from thrift stores, also called, "thrifting," is becoming more popular and trendy. An example of how it's grown: Goodwill Industries reported an 83% increase in revenue fromMore >>
Buying your clothes from thrift stores, also called, "thrifting," is becoming more popular and trendy. An example of how it's grown: Goodwill Industries reported an 83% increase in revenue from 2007 to 2012.More >>
Tuesday, June 11 2013 9:50 AM EDT2013-06-11 13:50:52 GMT
(CBS) - Law enforcement from San Francisco and New York are holding a smartphone summit this week. They'll meet with representatives from Apple, Google, Samsung and Microsoft and urge them to create newMore >>
A smartphone summit gets underway this week to tackle the rise in gadget thefts and more than 300,000 Honda Odysseys are being added to a federal probe of faulty air bags.More >>
Monday, June 10 2013 9:53 AM EDT2013-06-10 13:53:42 GMT
(CNN/KSDK) - A woman's chance of living at least five years after being diagnosed with breast cancer has gone up from 50% in the 1970's to 85%. But modern science doesn't get all the credit for the healing,More >>
A chair dubbed-- The Healing Chair-- helps seven women recover from cancer. The big brown recliner has been passed down by several ladies who were going through chemo and surgery.More >>
Saturday, June 8 2013 11:48 PM EDT2013-06-09 03:48:40 GMT
(CNN) - An Idaho grandmother who believes in living on the edge, jumps off a bridge wearing a chute and a smile. Get this, it was all for her 102nd birthday. Maybe you'll recognize her from appearances.More >>
An Idaho grandmother who believes in living on the edge, jumps off a bridge wearing a chute and a smile. Get this, it was all for her 102nd birthday.
Thursday, June 6 2013 2:16 PM EDT2013-06-06 18:16:46 GMT
(CNN) - In Entertainment News, Michael Jackson's 15 year old daughter Paris is hospitalized this morning. She's recovering after cutting one of her wrists. A family lawyer said Paris is physically fine. OneMore >>
Michael Jackson's 15 year old daughter Paris is hospitalized. More good news for Jennifer Love Hewitt, the actress is engaged.More >>
Wednesday, June 5 2013 10:33 AM EDT2013-06-05 14:33:44 GMT
(CNN) - The apparent kidnapping of a U.S. Marine and the recent arrest of a mother on drug charges. These cases are raising questions about the safety of Americans in Mexico. Americans flock to MexicoMore >>
The apparent kidnapping of a U.S. Marine and the recent arrest of a mother on drug charges. These cases are raising questions about the safety of Americans in Mexico.More >>
Tuesday, June 4 2013 9:37 AM EDT2013-06-04 13:37:47 GMT
(CNN/CBS) - Dunkin' donuts is rolling out a new item. It sandwiches fried eggs and bacon between another breakfast staple, a glazed donut. The company is rolling out a its new breakfast sandwich nationwideMore >>
Dunkin' donuts is rolling out a new item. It sandwiches fried eggs and bacon between another breakfast staple, a glazed donut. The company is rolling out a its new breakfast sandwich nationwide on FridayMore >>
UPDATE: Jerry Sandusky has been found guilty of 45 of 48 counts related to child sexual abuse. Among those, 25 felony counts and 14 first degree felony counts. He could spend the maximum of 442 years in jail.
CNN -- A jury deliberated into the night Friday the fate of Jerry Sandusky, even as the former Penn State assistant football coach's lawyer said he might "die of a heart attack" in shock if his client is acquitted on all 48 counts related to child sexual abuse.
Joe Amendola made the comments while surrounded by a pack of reporters early Friday evening in the Centre County courtroom. One asked the lawyer -- who also talked about the "daunting" challenge of defending Sandusky -- if he would be "shocked" if his client was cleared on all charges.
"Shocked? I'll probably die of a heart attack," Amendola said.
The comments came as jurors weighed Sandusky's fate for a second straight day.
Earlier, they'd requested transcripts from the trial including statements of prosecution witness Mike McQueary, who testified that he saw Sandusky apparently sodomizing a boy, and defense witness Dr. Jonathan Dranov, who said McQueary's initial account differed from what he said on the stand. Both accounts were read back to jurors.
Dranov, an acquaintance of McQueary, told the Pennsylvania court that McQueary, a former graduate assistant and assistant coach at Penn State, told him that he heard "sexual sounds."
McQueary said he saw the boy in the shower when an arm reached around him, but did not actually see a sexual encounter, Dranov recalled.
Soon after, Sandusky, the team's longtime defensive coordinator, emerged from the shower area, he added.
But McQueary testified that he saw Sandusky pressing against the boy in the university shower and it seemed obvious that he was raping him.
Later on Friday, Judge John Cleland discussed with jurors the statements of Ronald Petrosky, cautioning them against using his testimony in their decision without additional corroboration.
Petrosky, a janitor, said that James Calhoun, a co-worker who reportedly suffers from dementia, told him that he saw Sandusky sexually abusing a boy during his shift one evening.
The two men had been working together when Calhoun informed Petrosky of the alleged incident.
"The hearsay statements of Mr. Calhoun ... as related to you by Mr. Petrosky is not sufficient standing alone to sustain a conviction," Cleland instructed jurors Friday. "You must be satisfied there is other evidence that supports that a crime has been committed besides Mr. Calhoun's hearsay statement."
On Thursday, jurors deliberated until about 9:30 p.m. before breaking off, and began reviewing the evidence when they resumed their duties Friday morning.
Sandusky, 68, is accused of sexually abusing 10 young male victims over a 15-year period.
As the case went to the jury, new revelations came to light.
Matt Sandusky, one of six adopted children of Jerry Sandusky, said through his attorney Thursday that he was sexually abused by the former coach, and added that he had been prepared to testify against him.
The new accusation could lead to additional charges, including incest, even though Matt Sandusky was adopted, according to Marci Hamilton, a professor at Yeshiva University's Cardozo Law School who has represented victims and written on sexual abuse cases.
"At Matt's request, we immediately arranged a meeting between him and the prosecutors and investigators," said attorneys Andrew Shubin and Justine Andronici. "This has been an extremely painful experience for Matt, and he has asked us to convey his request that the media respect his privacy."
The jurors are deciding Sandusky's fate without having heard from him on the witness stand.
During closing arguments Thursday, his defense sought to poke holes in the prosecution's case, reminding jurors of the lack of physical evidence. Amendola accused the alleged victims of conspiring for financial gain while blaming the media for what he described as biased coverage.
As the lawyer talked, Sandusky's wife, Dottie, quietly wept.
Lead prosecutor Joseph McGettigan rebuffed the defense's account of a coordinated action among Sandusky's accusers allegedly bent on financial windfall.
"The commonwealth has overwhelming evidence against Mr. Sandusky," he said.
Earlier this week, defense witness Dr. Elliot Atkins testified that he diagnosed Sandusky with histrionic personality disorder, part of a class of conditions called dramatic personality disorders that are marked by unstable emotions and distorted self-images. But a second psychologist, prosecution rebuttal witness Dr. John O'Brien, disputed those findings, saying that the "personality profile Mr. Sandusky exhibited was within normal limits."
Monday, June 17 2013 12:16 PM EDT2013-06-17 16:16:55 GMT
TEXARKANA (KTBS) - The funeral arrangements for Officer William Jason Sprague have been finalized. Visitation for Officer Sprague will be tomorrow from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., in the atrium at First BaptistMore >>
The funeral arrangements for Officer William Jason Sprague have been finalized.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:16 AM EDT2013-06-17 15:16:15 GMT
LONGVIEW/GREGG COUNTY (KYTX) - A 31-year-old Avinger woman was arrested this weekend for failing to register annually as a sex offender.Upshur County Sheriff's Office filed a warrant for Lacey Jean Kersey,More >>
A 31-year-old Avinger woman was arrested this weekend for failing to register annually as a sex offender.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:09 AM EDT2013-06-17 15:09:28 GMT
LONGVIEW/GREGG COUNTY (KYTX) - Police arrested a Longview babysitter Sunday on indecency with a child charges.Darrell Gene Pointer, 57, is in the Gregg County Jail on $100,000 bond this morning. He's accusedMore >>
Police arrested a Longview babysitter Sunday on indecency with a child charges.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:40:55 GMT
JACKSONVILLE (KYTX) - A new course designed to help military vets and their families cope with life after war kicked offIn Jacksonville Monday night. When you gotten used to living in a war zone, theMore >>
A new course designed to help military vets and their families cope with life after war kicked offIn Jacksonville Monday night.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:35:34 GMT
KILGORE (KYTX) - "The Kilgore man who owns the birds doesn't run a rescue or business, he just has a passion for animals. The family members I spoke with say that their birds became a like part of theMore >>