Body of Missing Ohio State Buckeye University Football Player Kosta Karageorge Found in a Dumpster Near Campus with Gun, Apparent Suicide
Tragic news to report in the case of missing Ohio St. football player Kosta Karageorge …
The body of missing 22 year old Ohio State University defensive lineman Kosta Karageorge was found Sunday in a dumpster near the college campus. It is reported that there was also a hand gun was recovered in the dumpster as well. Sgt. Richard Weiner, with Columbus police, said that Karageorge died from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The body was found inside the dumpster was identified at the scene through tattoos.
Weiner said a woman and her son were digging through the dumpster when they discovered his body at East 6th Avenue and Courtland Avenue around 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Police also discovered a handgun.
He was last seen leaving his East 7th Avenue apartment on Wednesday when he went for a walk at 2:00 a.m. His body was found a tenth of a mile from that location.
Columbus Police Sgt. Rich Weiner discusses the death of Ohio State football player Kosta Karageorge, whose body was discovered Sunday afternoon.
The body of Ohio State University defensive lineman Kosta Karageorge was found today in a Dumpster near campus, along with a gun, Columbus Police said.
“At this time, there’s a lot of questions that we’re still trying to work out,” Sergeant Rich Weiner told reporters. “He was found inside of the Dumpster, the handgun was found inside of the Dumpster with him.
‘‘At this time we are able to confirm through tattoos here at the scene that it is the body of Kosta Karageorge,’’ Weiner said.
22 Year Old Ohio State Buckeyes Football Player Kosta Karageorge Missing Since 11/26/14 in Columbus, OH (Update: Found Deceased)
22 year old Kosta Karageorge, a walk-on football player with the Ohio State Buckeyes and former wrestler, has been missing since the early morning of Wednesday, November 26, 2014. He is reported to have left his Columbus apartment on E. 7th Avenue to take a walk to clear his head around 2 a.m. early Wednesday morning. No one has seen him since. According to his sister Sophia, he had some extenuating circumstances that night that lead us to believe he was upset. Karageorge missed Ohio State’s football practice at 6 a.m. Wednesday morning. His sister said his cell phone was last pinged around 2:30 a.m. about 10 miles from his apartment, in Grandview, near 3rd Avenue and Elmwood Avenue.
Missing: Kosta Karageorge in the outfit he was wearing when last seen on late Tuesday night, early Wednesday morning.
The family of Ohio State walkon football player and former wrestler Kosta Karageorge has reported him missing after he was last seen leaving his Columbus apartment to take a walk to clear his head around 2 a.m. early Wednesday morning.
Karageorge, 22, is 6-foot-5 and 285 pounds, with a shaved head and a slight beard. He does not have his ID on him and was last seen wearing black sweatpants over jeans, a black hooded sweatshirt with “FOC” on the hood and a black beanie.
Karageorge’s sister, Sophia, told cleveland.com that her brother was upset about something Tuesday night. His roommates, who are also Ohio State wrestlers, said he went for a walk from their apartment on East 7th Avenue in Columbus around 2 a.m.
In a message posted to Facebook, Susan Karageorge said a missing person’s report has been filed for her son, reserve OSU defensive lineman Kosta Karageorge. According to the mom, Karageorge has been missing since around 2 a.m. Wednesday morning.
The mom added that family and friends have been searching all over campus for Karageorge to no avail, while also relaying where he may have last been seen.
Now, his face is on more than 5,000 fliers blanketing windshields, utility poles and walls near his apartment; around Lennox Town Center; and near the area in Grandview Heights to where his cellphone was last traced.
More than 150 people gathered at Stauf’s Coffee Roasters on Grandview Avenue yesterday to get the word out that Karageorge is out there somewhere.
Jeremiah Webber, who coached Karageorge as a wrestler at Thomas Worthington High School, organized the effort.
“I’m very scared for him,” Webber said. “I’m worried. I’m trying to remain optimistic. We love him, and we want him home.”
If anyone has any information about Karageorge’s possible whereabouts, call 614-747-1729 or Columbus police at 614-645-4545.
GEORGIA SENATE ELECTION 2014: David Perdue (R) – Michelle Nunn (D) … (Big Hold for GOP, Perdue Wins Going Away by over 50%)
ANOTHER HUGE HOLD OF SERVE FOR THE GOP IN GEORGIA AND OVER THE 50% THRESHOLD …
In a race that was thought to be close and a possible, maybe wishful pick up for Democrats, Republican David Perdue defeated Democrat Michelle Nunn in Georgia’s Senate race handily and over the 50% threshold, avoiding a runoff election. All the Democrats race-baiting failed to pull Nunn over the finish line. That is remarkable is that with 78% of the vote counted, the race is not even close. What is amazing is that Perdue never really polled above 50% prior to the election, but won big on election day.
Republican David Perdue defeated Democrat Michelle Nunn in Georgia’s Senate race Tuesday, winning enough votes to avoid a run-off after the holidays.
President Obama himself had appealed to black voters in Georgia, asking them to elect Nunn in order to prevent Republicans from winning control of the Senate.
Had neither candidate received 50 percent of the vote, a run off would have been held Jan. 6.
The race between Perdue, a businessman who was CEO of Dollar General, and Nunn, the CEO of the Points of Light nonprofit, has been heated in recent weeks.
COLORADO SENATE ELECTION 2014 – Cory Gardner (R) – Incumbent Mark Udall (D) … (Update: Race Called for Republican Cory Gardner, +4)
+4 FOR THE GOP FOR CONTROL OF THE US SENATE …
FOX News has called the Senate race in Colorado for Republican Cory Gardner!!! WOW, the incumbent Senator Mark Udall has lost to his GOP challenger Gardner, making it a now net gain of 4 seats for the Republicans.Fox
News projects that Republican Rep. Cory Gardner will oust first-term Democratic Sen. Mark Udall in Colorado, one of the most closely watched contests in this election cycle.
This is a significant victory for Republicans, as it turns another Senate seat from blue to red, bringing their net gain for the night to four pickups.
FOX NEWS IS REPORTING THAT THE VIRGINIA SENATE ELECTION IS TOO CLOSE TO CALL.
WOW … Going into tonight election, Democrat incumbent Mark Warner had a 10 point lead in the polls over Republican challenger Ed Gillespie. And a couple of weeks ago Warner was up by 20. Now on election night the race is too close to call. If this is a sign of things to come for Democrats, Obama and his minions are going to have a long, long nihgt. No one had Virginia even remotely in play.
Democrat Michelle Nunn Fading in Georgia Senate Race, So Is the Democrat Chances of Control of US Senate … David Perdue Takes Poll Lead
GEORGIA, WAKE THE HELL UP, THIS IS NOT YOUR FATHER’S DEMOCRAT PARTY AND MICHELLE NUNN IS HARDLY HER FATHER SAM NUNN …
There was a point in time in the George Senate race for the retiring Republican Saxby Chambliss, that Democrat challenger Michelle Nunn had a chance of pulling off the upset and shift what has been a red state to a blue Senate seat. How much of that though was because of a liberal media pushing Michelle Nunn as the daughter of former Georgia Senator Sam Nun? Georgia, do you really want to be the state that continues to empower Harry Reid and President Barack Obama? Sorry, but Michelle is not Sam Nunn.
However, the early favorably polling for Michelle Nunn seems to be subsiding as Republican David Perdue has taken the lead in the polls. According to the most recent RCP polls, Perdue is up by 2.2%.
Just remember Georgia, a vote for Michelle Nunn, is a vote for Democrat Senate Majority Leader and President Barack Obama.
For a brief time in mid-October, some Democrats believed Michelle Nunn, the party’s Senate candidate in Georgia, could be the firewall that prevents a Republican takeover of the Senate. If Nunn could win the seat opened by retiring GOP Sen. Saxby Chambliss, then Republicans would need to pick up seven, not six, seats to take control.
In half-a-dozen polls taken over a two-week period in the middle of October, Nunn led Republican opponent David Perdue in five, while the candidates tied in one. Democratic optimism surged. “National Democrats have just decided to pour $1 million into this race in Georgia, a sign of how important a victory here would be to their effort to beat the odds and hold on to control of the Senate,” the Wall Street Journal reported Oct. 17. More pro-Nunn money came after that, with a barrage of ads focusing mostly on accusations the businessman Perdue outsourced thousands of Georgia jobs.
Now, things have changed. Perdue has recovered from the attacks — he indisputably helped create thousands of jobs in his career — and in the last six polls, taken since Oct. 16, Perdue has led in five, while one was a tie. In the RealClearPolitics average of polls, Perdue is up by 2.2 percentage points. In the newest poll, a NBC News-Marist survey released Sunday, Perdue leads by four points, 48 percent to 44 percent.
Republicans Take a Big Lead in Colorado Early Voting … Will Cory Gardner (R) Defeat Incumbent Sen. Udall
COLORADO ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH FOR THE GOP IN EARLY VOTING …
More good news for the GOP in Colorado as early reports have 104,000 more Republicans than Democrats had cast their ballots as the state conducts its first major mail-in election. I guess Democrat voter are too busy getting stoned. Republican Cory Gardner is leading incumbent Democrat Senator Mark Udall in the RCP polling by 3.8%. Also amazingly, Republican challenger Bob Beauprez is tied with incumbent Democrat Gov. John Hickenlooper.
Republicans are taking a big lead in early voting in Colorado.
A report from the Secretary of State on Friday showed that 104,000 more Republicans than Democrats had cast their ballots as the state conducts its first major mail-in election.
Voters can also drop off ballots at polling stations and register through Election Day.
Republicans usually lead in early returns in Colorado but rarely by such hefty margins. Democrats and some observers expect that lead to shrink by Election Day.
Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Says Senate Control Hinges on Iowa … Des Moines, Iowa Poll Says Republican Joni Ernst Up by 7 Over Bruce Braley
DINGY HARRY SAYS IF REPUBLICAN JONI ERNST WINS IOWA, DEMOCRATS WILL SQUEAL LIKE A CASTRATED PIG …
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says that if Republican challenger Joni Ernst wins the Iowa Senate race against Bruce Baily, I mean Braley, then the Democratic can kiss the US Senate majority goodbye. Truth be told, that is not entirely true as Iowa was never initially considered a Senate seat that was in play for the GOP to win a net 6 seats to gain control of the Senate. However, an Ernst win in the “Hawkeye” state probably means that the GOP will win more than a net six seats. However, that being said and if that is what Harry Reid really believes, then Reid could not have been too happy with the final Des Moines Register Iowa poll before Tuesday’s election that shows that Ernst with a 7 point advantage, 51% to 44% over Braley. Did Ernst really just break the critical majority threshold and put this race away, or is this poll an outlier as the Braley camp is praying. However, even Democrats fear that Iowa is slipping away.
If Joni Ernst beats Rep. Bruce Braley in Iowa on Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he expects to kiss the Democratic majority goodbye.
The Nevada Democrat said if Braley wins in Iowa, Democrats will do “just fine.” And if they lose? Say hello to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Reid said in a conference call Saturday with the Progressive Change Campaign Committee.
“Joni Ernst would mean — coming to the United States Senate — that Mitch McConnell would be leader of the United States Senate, who agrees with her on everything.
Retired Command Sgt. Major, Chris Fox, was one of the 150 Iowa soldiers Joni Ernst led into Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. Hear what Chris has to say about Joni in this latest ad.
• Although a small plurality of likely voters thinks Braley has more depth on the issues, they like Ernst better than Braley on several character descriptions. They think she better reflects Iowa values, she cares more about people like them, and she’s more of a regular, down-to-earth person.
• Voters find Ernst, who has led Iowa troops in war, to be a reassuring presence on security issues, the poll shows. In the wake of news developments on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, increasing aggressiveness of Russia and the rise of the Islamic State in the Middle East, more likely voters see Ernst as better equipped than Braley to show leadership and judgment, by at least 9 points on each issue.
• Independent voters are going Ernst’s way, 51 percent to 39 percent.
• The negativity in the race has hurt Braley more than Ernst. Forty-four percent say he has been more negative in campaign ads, compared with 32 percent for Ernst.
• Among several potential mistakes the two candidates have made, the one that stands out is Braley’s seemingly condescending remark about Republican U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley. In March, GOP operatives released caught-on-tape remarks Braley made at a private fundraiser in Texas that seemed to question the qualifications of “a farmer from Iowa without a law degree” to become the next chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
From RCP comes the graphic below that shows the US Senate races in play that show the many possibilities how the GOP pick up a net 6 seats to take control of Senate. Keep in mind that the Open Democrat seats in South Dakota and West Virginia are likely GOP and the Open Democrat seat in Montana is considered Safe GOP. Thus, the Republicans only need a net pickup of 3 seats from the ones below.
Please IOWA … retire Harry Reid as Senate Majority Leader!!!
In the latest FiveThirtyEight Senate forecast, Democrats still have a 27 percent chance of holding on to control of the chamber. But the more pressing question now may be the size of the Republican majority come next Congress. New polls out this weekend suggest that Republicans may not just win the six seats they need for control, but quite possibly eight seats — Republicans now have a 41.4 percent chance of doing just that.
Why? Let’s look at the map.
As for Iowa, Nate already spoke about the importance of the Des Moines Register poll that came out Saturday night, which showed Republican Joni Ernst up 51 to 44 percent over Democrat Bruce Braley. Even if that poll is too optimistic for Ernst, she has been ahead in the vast majority of public polls taken in October. FiveThirtyEight gives her a 71 percent chance to win.
But can Republicans hold on to Georgia and Kentucky? The answer, increasingly, looks to be yes.
The big political news today is that the last pre-election Iowa poll conducted on behalf of the Des Moines Register shows Ernst opening up a 7-point lead over Braley among likely voters. Jennifer Jacobs reports on the poll results here and adds 10 interesting takeaways from the poll here. The poll’s margin of error is 3.7 percent. Ernst’s lead is still within the poll’s margin of error, but the movement seems to be significant and in her direction.
You have to wonder if the late movement doesn’t signify such movement in other similar races around the country. In October the Democrats pulled out all the stops for Braley. They kept Barack Obama away from the state. They threw Michelle Obama out to prop up Braley, not once (hey, give it up for her good friend “Bruce Bailey”), but twice. They threw out Hillary Clinton.
They even threw out the Big Dog himself. They brought in Bill Clinton to argue on Braley’s behalf that we would “grow together” with Bruce.
MSNBC’s Al Sharpton on Ottawa, Quebec Terrorist Shooting: “What’s The Latest In Iowa?” … Good Grief, Hey Al, Take Off, Eh!
Broadcast journalism at it;s finest … and MSNBC wonders why their TV ratings are in the crapper.
Stuck on Stupid … Watch below, as Al Sharpton completely embarrasses himself Wednesday night during reporting on the Ottawa, Canada terrorist shooting where he throws to the reporter on the ground … “What is the latest in Iowa?” Seriously Al, really? As Bob and Doug McKenzie would say, “Don’t listen to him, he’s a hoser”. Hmm, who knew that Iowa was the capital of Canada. Hey Al just, “Take off, eh!”.
The race-baiting MSNBC host, whose inflammatory rhetoric is matched by his ignorance of the world outside New York City and Washington, D.C., threw off CBC reporter Chloe Fedio Wednesday night during an interview on Sharpton’s “Politics Nation.”
“What’s the latest tonight in Iowa?” Sharpton asked, apparently unaware Fedio was actually in the Canadian capital of Ottawa.
Des Moines Register’s new poll numbers are making Democrat Senate candidate Bruce Braley squeal like a pig …
The Republican party needs a net pick up of six US Senate seats in the 2014 midterm elections. It appears now that they may have many different ways to gain that number, including a pick up in Iowa. The latest Des Moines Register Iowa poll has Republican Joni Ernst leading Democrat Bruce Braley 44% to 38%. How bad is it for the Democrats and Braley in Iowa, Braley is not even winning his home district. Also, 2/3 of likely voters believe it is a problem that he missed a large percentage of Veterans Affairs Committee meetings in the U.S. House and 59% think his role in crafting Obamacare is a problem. Braley is also polling poorly with rural voters as only 15% support him compared with 58% for Ernst.
First debate between Iowa U.S. Senate candidates Bruce Braley and Joni Ernst
The Democratic U.S. Senate candidate is 6 points behind his GOP rival, Joni Ernst, according to The Des Moines Register’s new Iowa Poll of likely voters.
Ernst leads 44 percent to 38 percent in a race that has for months been considered deadlocked. She leads nearly 4-1 with rural voters, and is up double digits with independents.
“Very interesting, and good news not just for Ernst but also for the GOP’s chances of taking the U.S. Senate,” said national political prognosticator Larry Sabato of “Sabato’s Crystal Ball.”
Just seven months ago, political analysts considered Braley almost a shoo-in for a seat held for 30 years by liberal Democrat Tom Harkin.