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Zoo says goodbye to Cougar following the animal’s declining health

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The Columbus Zoo recently made the difficult decision to euthanize one of its male cougars following the animal’s recent decline in health.

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The 16-year-old male cougar named Billy was being treated for spinal arthritis, a ruptured cruciate ligament in his right knee, and for symptoms of pneumonia the animal contracted last fall. The full circumstances surrounding the zoo keepers’ choice to euthanize the cougar were described in detail on a post to the Zoo’s Facebook page:

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Gahanna student facing prison time for triple-fatal crash near Easton

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An 18-year-old Gahanna Lincoln High School student is facing a 17-year prison sentence after causing a car crash near Easton in October that resulted in three fatalities.

Kobie Marquise Stillwell was driving an Audi A6 at 116 mph when he collided with a Toyota Camry at the intersection of Morse and Sunbury roads near Easton Town Center on October 12.

Two people in the Camry were killed: Kumari Biswakarma (driver), 40, of the Northeast Side, and her 24-year-old daughter Anju Biswakarma, reports The Dispatch. Kumari's 22-year-old daughter, Srijana Biswakarma, was hospitalized with severe injuries.

JaShawn Scott, 17, who was a passenger in the Audi 6 and Stillwell's football teammate, was pronounced dead at the hospital following the crash. A second passenger in the Audi was also injured.

Additionally an AK-47 was recovered from the Audi after the fatal accident.

A $25,000 bond was set at Stillwell's arraignment Wednesday. If convicted of the three counts of aggravated vehicular homicide and one count of vehicular assault, with attached firearm specifications, he could be sentenced to 17 years in prison.

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Les Wexner steps down from L brands as Victoria’s Secret sells to private buyer

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10TV and L Brands have confirmed news first reported by the New York Times that Les Wexner will step down as chairman and CEO of the company.

Changes also include the private equity firm Sycamore Partners taking a 55% interest in Victoria's Secret, with L Brands retaining the remaining 45% stake.

"[Wexner] turned Victoria’s Secret into the world’s most recognizable lingerie brand before facing serious questions about his leadership based on the company’s internal culture and his relationship with the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein," reports The Times.

Though stepping down as CEO, Wexner is expected to remain on the L Brands board and retain stakes in both Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works.

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Missing 14-year-old girl last seen on Columbus’ west side

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Columbus Police are searching for Megan Brumfield, a 14-year-old girl who went missing from the city's west side on Tuesday.

Police say Brumfield was last seen near North Harris Avenue and Ridge Avenue. She is described as 5 feet 1 inch, 110 pounds, blonde hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information about the girl's whereabouts should contact the Columbus Division of Police at 614-645-4624.

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