WOUB News Digest: Read And Be Informed

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Two students arrested at OU Student Senate appear in court

Gabriel Sirkin, 20, and Jonah Yulish, 19, stick to their not guilty plea in Athens County Municipal Court but wave their right to a speedy trial. They were two of four people arrested during the Student Senate Meeting on September 10 for protesting Megan Marzec’s “Blood Bucket” challenge.

Memorial service in honor of navy reservist killed in Afghanistan

Hundreds of people attended a memorial service  to honor Reynoldsburg resident Stephen Byus, who was killed by a suicide bomber outside of Kabul on Sept. 16 after he volunteerd to go to Afghanistan in August. His funeral is scheduled for Sunday.

US Justice Department will investigate the fatal police shooting at Beavercreek’s Walmart

Ohio's governor says he approves of a federal probe into the shooting death of John Crawford III. 

The U.S. Justice Department announced the investigation just hours after a special grand jury in Greene County decided not to indict police involved in the fatal Aug. 5 shooting. Police say Crawford failed to obey orders to put down an air rifle

Crawford's family requested the federal investigation to determine if race was a factor. Crawford is black, the officers are white. (AP)

Former Ohio congressman severely injured after tractor accident

James Traficant, who spent seven years in prison for bribery and racketeering, was trapped under a tractor at his northeast Ohio home. The 73-year-old served more than 17 years in the U.S. House. 

Cincinatti Zoo adopts gorilla baby

5-and-a-half-week-old Kamina was born in at the Oklahoma City Zoo and transported to Ohio by plane this week. She was shunned by her mother. The Cincinnati Zoo has already adopted a rejected gorilla baby from Texas last year.

Red Cross Team attacked in Guinea while fighting Ebola

Members of the Red Cross were attacked while collecting bodies supposedly infected with Ebola. The attackers were family members of the deceased. Efforts to control the disease encountered resistance before due to a denial that the virus exists or beliefs that field helpers were actually carrying Ebola.

Five more US airstrike against Islamic State

The U.S. military confirms airplane attacks against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, which destroyed armed and non-armed vehicles, a weapons cache and fighting position. The United States launched nearly 200 strikes in Iraq in the last few weeks.