Off the Hill: 10/15/13

LOCAL

The Columbus Dispatch Marc Cain, a firefighter on the West Side of Columbus, is being investigated for a long-term liaison with a much younger woman while on duty. High-ranking fire officials are accused of attempting to cover up the affair; one has resigned from the investigation already.

 

The Kenyon Collegian The Peeps O’ Kenyon, an exclusive social society at Kenyon College, faces disciplinary action after a Sept. 9 parade through first-year dorms turned to vandalism. Doors and walls of two residence halls were defaced. The Peeps may have to postpone their annual drag dance, the so-called Deb Ball, as a consequence.

 

NATIONAL

Politico Partial shutdown of the federal government continues as of press time as Senate  leaders (namely Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell) are unable to reach compromise on the budget. If the budget is not agreed upon by Thursday, the U.S. is expected to exhaust its borrowing capacity.

 

CNN Five were injured in a shooting at a Hmong celebration of the New Year in Tulsa, Okla. on Saturday night. Two men, Ming Mee and his brother Boon Mee, were arrested in connection with the shooting after police pursued a vehicle leaving the scene. The Hmong are an ethnic group from the mountains of southeast Asia.

 

INTERNATIONAL

The Guardian Over half a million people have fled communities along the east coast of India as Cyclone Phailin made landfall Saturday. The cyclone is expected to cause a 3.4-meter storm surge as well as bring winds of over 315 km/h. The storm is expected to cross half of India before dissipating, leaving widespread destruction in its wake.