LeBron James to be on Ohio State sidelines for Virginia Tech game

2013 NBA Champion for the Miami Heat and Akron, Ohio native LeBron James stands on the sidelines at the Wisconsin football game Sept. 28 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 31-24. Credit: Lantern file photoThe King is set to make another return, this time to the Ohio State sidelines.Cavaliers forward LeBron James is expected to be on the sidelines for OSU’s matchup with Virginia Tech on Saturday night, and is set to address the Buckeyes prior to kickoff, OSU athletic director Gene Smith confirmed in an email to The Lantern on Friday.“He is planning to come and we have made arrangements for him,” Smith said in the email.It’s unclear whether or not this is becoming an annual tradition for No. 23, but James has been seen in the Buckeyes’ locker room and on the sidelines of Ohio Stadium at an OSU night game before.On Sept. 28, 2013, just as he is scheduled to on Saturday, James addressed the Buckeyes before they kicked off against Wisconsin and was seen roaming the sidelines in a scarlet shirt. OSU defeated the Badgers by a final score of 31-24 in that game.While James is the only one of his Cavaliers teammates that is scheduled be in attendance on Saturday night, the rest of the team is set to follow the superstar to Columbus as the Cavaliers are scheduled to play an exhibition game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Oct. 20 at the Schottenstein Center.Tickets for that game are set to go on sale on Sept. 12 at 10 a.m., according to the Schottenstein Center box office.The Buckeyes are set to take on the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday at 8 p.m. read more

Exdetective links double killer to disappearance of Claudia Lawrence

first_imgDet Supt Steve Fulcher of Wiltshire Police during a press conferenceCredit: Tim Ireland Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher of Wiltshire Police during a press conference The disappearance of chef Claudia Lawrence fits double murderer Christopher Halliwell’s “pattern of behaviour”, the senior detective who brought him to justice has said.Former Det Supt Steve Fulcher caught the 52-year-old following the abduction of Sian O’Callaghan from outside a nightclub in Swindon in March 2011.The taxi driver would go on to confess to murdering both O’Callaghan and another woman, Becky Godden, and now Mr Fulcher believes Halliwell’s links to the area where Miss Lawrence vanished should be investigated. The circumstances match his modus operandi in abducting a girl, late at night, from a nightclub. Evidence of her being tied up with rope is consistent with Halliwell’s interestsSteve Fulcher The 25-year-old university graduate disappeared in 1996 after leaving a nightclub in Bath, Somerset, and her remains were later found in vegetation off the northbound slipway at junction 14 of the M5 at Thornbury in 2009.Mr Fulcher said: “The circumstances match his modus operandi in abducting a girl, late at night, from a nightclub. Evidence of her being tied up with rope is consistent with Halliwell’s interests.”Halliwell was already serving a life sentence for the murder of O’Callaghan, 22, when he was last week convicted and sentenced to a whole life term for the killing of Godden, 20, in 2003.The father-of-three, formerly of Nythe, in Swindon, originally confessed the crime to Mr Fulcher after leading the detective to the field where he had dumped the body of O’Callaghan.But the confessions were later ruled inadmissible by a High Court judge because Mr Fulcher failed to caution the killer, breaching police procedural rules for the interviewing of suspects.The detective was later found guilty of gross misconduct by a police disciplinary panel, but kept his job after receiving a final written warning. He resigned from Wiltshire Police several months later, ending his 27-year police career.But the father-of-two won praise from Godden’s mother, Karen Edwards, who said her daughter’s remains may never have been found if it were not for his actions.He has criticised police forces for “obsessing” about procedure rather than looking at the bigger picture and said he wants to ensure detectives in a similar position are not treated in the same way. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Miss Lawrence was last seen on March 18, 2009, and was reported missing the following day after she failed to turn up for a work shift at the University of York.Police have said they believe the 35-year-old was murdered, although no body has ever been discovered.Mr Fulcher told the Sunday Express: “Claudia Lawrence disappeared from York seven years ago. Halliwell’s father lived a few streets away from where Claudia went missing.”It fits his pattern of behaviour – abducting women walking alone either late at night or early in the morning.”The detective, who is now a security consultant in Somalia, also linked Halliwell to other unsolved crimes, including the murder of Melanie Hall.last_img read more