WOUB News Digest: Read and Be Informed

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Here's a look at some stories making headlines this afternoon:


OU Student Charged With Filing False Report

According to a press release, OUPD charged Karsten Vullemot with Making a False Alarm, a first-degree misdemeanor, after he confessed the robbery he made to police on Sunday did not occur. Vullemot originally told OUPD he was assaulted and robbed by a group of 6 males while walking home on South Green. Vullemot was scheduled to appear in Athens Municipal Court this morning. Stay tuned to WOUB for updates.


Recycling Recovery Facility

An advisory committee is being formed to develop plans for a materials recovery facility that will assist Athens-Hocking Recycling Centers Inc.

The materials recovery facility would reduce the amount of waste going to the landfill by processing recyclables on a larger scale.


Community Event To Focus On Drug Treatment

Athens County Prosecutor, Keller Blackburn's newest public event will focus on a community effort to drug addiction and treatment. "Community Justice Conversation" will be held at 5:30 tonight at the Nelsonville Public Library.


Climate Change

President Barack Obama will address climate change today at the United Nations Assembly in New York. People from all over are gathering, and "Flooding Wall Street."

The Obama administration unveiled a climate change plan in 2013.


India's Spacecraft Inches Closer To History & Mars

India's first Mars space mission could make history on Wednesday. The $74 million spacecraft is expected to enter Mar's orbit tomorrow. If the mission is successful, India will become to first asain nation to do so.


Gender Equality Speech Backlash

Emma Watson's recent speech for gender equality at the United Nations has created backlash. Her speech has gone viral, and has even sparked threats to leak alleged nude photos of the star, making her another possible celebrity to have her iCloud hacked.


Ebola Update

The Ebola death toll passed 2,800 Monday, with 5,800 cases reported.

The Center for Disease Control released a report today, that the Ebola cases in Liberia and Sierra Leone could rise between 550,000 and 1.4 million by January.