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Frigid cold returns to Alabama


Created: Sun, 19 Jan 2020 00:21:00 GMT

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Cold front brings sharply colder temperatures overnight. Sunshine returns Sunday afternoon.

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Dems blitzing Iowa, early states as Senate trial crunch looms


Created: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 23:40:00 GMT

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With the impeachment trial beginning Tuesday, Democratic candidates are scrambling to make the most of their time before the Feb. 3 caucus.

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Major redevelopment project coming to Hoover's Bluff Park


Created: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 23:19:00 GMT

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Hoover City Council approved plans for a redevelopment project at the Bluff Park Village Shopping Center.

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Steele woman arrested for allegedly embezzling money from employer


Created: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 22:58:00 GMT

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Shanna Holliday was released from jail on bond.

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National Archives: 'We made a mistake' altering Trump photos


Created: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 22:41:00 GMT

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The National Archives is apologizing for its decision to blur images of anti-Trump signs used as part of an exhibit on women's suffrage.

Read more: National Archives: 'We made a mistake' altering Trump photos


'Caution, Cancer Killer': High school athlete fights cancer, gets back in the game


Created: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 22:05:00 GMT

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High school athlete beats stage 3 Hodgkin's lymphoma, gets right back in the game.

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Prince Harry and Meghan are no longer working members of the Royal Family, palace says


Created: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 20:03:00 GMT

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Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, will no longer use the titles "royal highness" or receive public funds after a deal was struck for them to step aside as senior royals.

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50-yard-line mass baptism prompts complaint in Alabama


Created: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 19:31:00 GMT

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The Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation demanded an investigation after Reeltown High school players were baptized on the school's football field.

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Rain Impacts then frigid air follows


Created: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 19:17:00 GMT

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Impact weather is forecast this weekend as a cold front arrives.

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Rick Karle celebrates Betty White birthday with lookalike in Gardendale


Created: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 19:16:00 GMT

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In honor of Betty White's 98th birthday Friday, WVTM 13's Rick Karle tracked down White's look-a-like; 84-year-old Elly Seale of Gardendale.

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Crowds turn out for the 4th annual Women's March


Created: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:21:00 GMT

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Women and allies are taking to the streets across the country and around the world to advocate for women's rights and equality.

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New I-59/20 bridges opening in Birmingham


Created: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:00:00 GMT

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Great news for commuters in Birmingham! Travel on the I-59/20 bridges may be open by rush hour Monday morning.

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New I-59/20 bridges opening in Birmingham


Created: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 17:31:00 GMT

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Great news for commuters in Birmingham! Travel on the I-59/20 bridges may be open by rush hour Monday morning.

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Boy arrested after shooting that killed 4 in small Utah town


Created: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 17:30:00 GMT

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Investigators believe the victims are all related to one another.

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WVTM 13 Live Doppler Radar


Created: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 16:54:00 GMT

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Stay with WVTM 13 for the latest severe weather updates

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Iran will send downed plane's black boxes to Ukraine for analysis


Created: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 16:32:00 GMT

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Iran is also prepared to ask for expert analysis from France, Canada and the United States in trying to read the data.

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Birmingham family angry over final results in loved one's death case


Created: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 16:26:00 GMT

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Birmingham police said, David Franklin Lee, 37, was shot and killed following an argument that turned into a fight.

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Victim burned after trying to help coworkers during massive Pennsylvania fire, mom says


Created: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 16:05:00 GMT

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She says her son was running while on fire, "ripping his clothes" as he ran to help a coworker who was also injured.

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Millions remain in the path of a large-scale winter storm as it tracks through the Northeast


Created: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 14:41:00 GMT

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Two-thirds of the U.S. is being affected by this weekend's storm.

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A 14-year-old girl kidnapped by three men used Snapchat to alert her friends, police say


Created: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 13:01:00 GMT

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Her friends determined her location through the app and called 911.

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Weather
Severe weather rips through Buena Vista community



By WMCActionNews5.com Staff | January 11, 2020 at 4:15 PM CST - Updated January 11 at 4:41 PM


Severe weather rips through Buena Vista community (Source: WMC Action News 5)

CHICKASAW COUNTY, Miss. (WMC) - Saturday morning’s storms brought heavy rain and high winds ripping through the Buena Vista community.


Severe weather rips through Buena Vista community (Source: WMC Action News 5)

Residents experienced downed trees, fallen power lines and severe storm damage.


Severe weather rips through Buena Vista community (Source: WMC Action News 5)

It is unclear if any injuries have been reported at this time.




Law Enforcement Appreciation Day



January 10, 2020
By Paige Marley



SUSSEX COUNTY, DE


If you see a police officer, it might be a good idea to show them a little extra appreciation. Thursday is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

Some local businesses offered promotions such as deals and discounts. Others, took it more personally.
The Delaware chapter of C.O.P.S, which stands for Concern of Police Survivors, gave a small gift bag to every police officer in Delaware today.

In 2009, Georgetown Police officer Chad Spicer was killed in the line of duty. His mother says C.O.P.S. continues to help her and her family.



Chad Spicer Memorial

"The C.O.P.S. organization was at my house the night he was killed. I had all of these people in my kitchen and I did not have a clue who they were, but I got to know them very, very, very well. They were there in full support," said Spicer.

The president of the Delaware chapter, Eleanor Allione, also knows the loss of losing a loved one. She works everyday to show appreciation to officers and their families.

"The family is left behind and it's a very new normal that they have to find, and we try to help them through that journey," said Allione.


Gift Bag

The Chief of the Georgetown Police Department says he feels love and appreciation from his community everyday.

"Dare I say, police officers are humans too. So it's nice to have that appreciation. It's nice to feel that love quite honestly," said Chief R.L. Hughes.

C.O.P.S. filled each bag with small treats and a note to remind officers that people are thinking of them, especially on a day honoring them.

800 unvaccinated school kids told to stay home today in Seattle

ABC News
January 10, 2020

One of two homes still burning in Norton, Va. after both catch fire Thursday



by: Murry Lee
Posted: Jan 9, 2020 / 06:00 AM EST
Updated: Jan 9, 2020 / 06:02 AM EST



NORTON, Va. (WJHL) – A fire that started at a vacant home in Norton, Virginia spread to another home next door on Thursday morning.

According to Sgt. Matt Hubbard of the Norton Police Department, crews responded to a burning house on Roberts Avenue around 2:45 a.m. on Thursday.

As of 5:30 a.m., that home was still burning, but officials say it was vacant at the time of the fire.

Hubbard told News Channel 11 that fire had spread to an abandoned home next door, but that fire has since been extinguished.

The cause of this fire has not yet been determined.

No injuries have been reported.
Official: No serious injuries in Greene County school bus crash


WJHL
by: News Channel 11 Staff
Posted: Jan 8, 2020 / 05:15 PM EST
/ Updated: Jan 8, 2020 / 05:27 PM EST



GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — No students were seriously injured in a school bus crash Wednesday afternoon in Greene County, according to Director of Schools David McLain.

McLain says it happened off Mt. Carmel Road.

None of the five students on the bus suffered serious injuries, according to McLain.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

This is a developing story. Look for updates on WJHL.com.
18-year-old Sioux Falls man dropped off unconscious in a tote; SFPD investigating

by: KELOLAND News
Posted: Jan 8, 2020 / 11:03 AM CST
/ Updated: Jan 8, 2020 / 11:30 AM CST


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — The Sioux Falls Police Department is investigating an aggravated assault involving an 18-year-old Sioux Falls man being dropped off at a local emergency room in a tote.

Police say around 3:45 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, a car pulled into an emergency room parking lot, pulled out a man, who was in a tote, and drove away. Police have identified the 18-year-old victim, who was unconscious and had “skull injuries.” Doctors said the man is facing life threatening injuries.

Police haven’t been able to talk with the victim and are trying to figure out what happened and where it happened. Authorities are following up on the car that dropped the man off and aren’t commenting on possible suspects involved.
Deputies: Item found by beachgoer at Florida beach isn't human hand



by WEAR Staff  Monday, January 6th 2020


Photo of item found. Source: Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office.

SANTA ROSA COUNTY, Fla. (WEAR) -- A beachgoer on Sunday afternoon found what they thought was a human hand while walking along Navarre Beach -- but deputies confirm it was not a body part.

According to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office, a witness discovered an item that resembled a human hand around 3:30 p.m. Sunday. They picked it up with a bag and took it to the Navarre Fire Department.

Sheriff's deputies quickly responded. The unknown item was taken to be examined.

According to deputies, the item was confirmed Monday morning not to be a hand or any other body part.

The Medical Examiner’s Office believes it is some type of sea life, Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office told Channel 3 News.



'No more war': Protesters gather outside Fort Sam Houston, demand peace

KENS
San Antonio, TX

January 06, 2020


Coca-Cola Tractor-Trailer Crashes Into Front Of Pennsylvania Home


By CBS3 Staff January 4, 2020 at 4:15 pm


QUAKERTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — A Coca-Cola tractor-trailer slammed into the front of a home in Quakertown, Bucks County. The incident happened around 6:30 a.m. Saturday at a home on the 600 block of East Broad Street.

Officials say the driver couldn’t see a turn because of heavy fog and then crashed right into the house.


credit: Quakertown Borough Police Dept.

A tow truck company safely removed the tractor-trailer.


credit: Quakertown Borough Police Dept.

No one was in the house at the time of the crash.
The driver suffered minor injuries.


Carjacking victim hides in abandoned house



POSTED 9:20 PM, JANUARY 3, 2020, BY ANDREW ELLISON, UPDATED AT 10:18PM, JANUARY 3, 2020


MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A man says he had to hide in an abandoned house to escape carjackers.

Devion Hampton will fear a tunnel near Southern and Hollywood for the rest of his life. He says he was trapped there by three thieves who surrounded his van when he drove into the underpass around midnight Friday.

Hampton says one of the men walked up the driver's side window with a gun.

"He tapped on the window with the gun and the door don't lock on the driver's side unless we lock it with our hands. So, he pulled the handle, and opened the door, and told me to get the "F" out the car," Hampton says. "First thing came to my head was my kids, and I'm like I'm not finna lose my life over some vehicle that can get replaced."

Hampton says he immediately jumped out of the van, but he was worried the thieves wanted more than just his vehicle.

"I was so scared. I just took everything out my pocket and just threw it because I thought they were going to come behind me," he says.

The 27-year-old ran to a nearby neighborhood where he hid in an abandoned house.

"And fell asleep in the abandoned house, and when I woke up it was daytime," he says.

Emotional and still in shock, he walked about a mile to his mother-in-law's house, where his wife and four young children had been wondering where he was. They were unable to reach him by phone because he threw it on the ground when he gave up all his stuff.

"When I got in front of my kids, my son was looking in my face like, dad are you okay? And all I could say was no and that made me cry even more," Hampton says.

In some way, they were tears of joy because he's grateful his children still have a father.

Police are still looking for the carjackers. Hampton hopes they're caught soon.

"As long as they out here they can do it to somebody else," he says.

On a happier note, Hampton eventually went back to the tunnel and found most of the stuff he tossed on the ground.
Florida man accused of stealing over $39,000 worth of items from an office space



Saturday, January 4th 2020, 12:26 PM EST by Katelyn Massarelli
Updated: Saturday, January 4th 2020, 12:27 PM EST


Photo: WBBH
A Naples man was arrested for moving more than $39,000 worth of fixtures and furniture from his former office space.

NAPLES, Fla. - A Naples man was arrested for moving more than $39,000 worth of fixtures and furniture from his former office space.

Donald Stevenson, 48, hired two other men to remove two toilets, numerous light switches, cabinets, countertops, shower fixtures, light fixtures, and several wires were cut, according to Naples police.

They also removed the front office door.

The property manager of a Naples center told officers he was in the process of evicting a tenant who was using one of the suites for his business.

Stevenson ran his business Don Stevenson Design Inc. from the suite, acording to police. He was a tenant for almost four years.

Stevenson was three months behind on rent and owed $8,109.64, Naples police said. Stevenson was served an eviction notice by the Collier County Sheriff's Office in October 2019.

Video footage caught two men removing items from the suite on Oct. 26. Police found the men at the center, and they told police they were hired by Stevenson to remove the items because the center did not pay for them.

Stevenson paid the two men $3,400 for the move. The property manager said to Naples police that Stevenson made improvements to the suite space and was reimbursed $39,999 for it.

Significant damage was caused by the removal, including exposed wires and plumbing holes left open to sewage pipes where the toilets were, Naples police said.

Detectives talked to Stevenson and he admitted he was reimbursed for the items removed from the suite, and that it was all in a storage closet at his new office space.

Stevenson was arrested for Grand Theft between $20,000-100,000 and was taken to Naples Jail Center.

Mom rushes 7-year-old son to ER after he swallows AirPod


Wednesday, January 1, 2020 2:37PM

A 7-year-old Georgia boy is learning a tough lesson after he swallowed one of his AirPod wireless headphones.



ATLANTA, Ga. -- A 7-year-old Georgia boy is learning a tough lesson after he swallowed one of his AirPod wireless headphones and was rushed to the emergency room.


"He said he was holding it in his mouth by the long part," Stroud said.


When Kiara Stroud bought her son some AirPods for Christmas, she never imagined one of the pods would end up in his stomach.

"We actually saw it because it has metal in it, so we could see it in the x-ray and I'm like this boy really swallowed his AirPod," she said.


The doctor who examined the 2nd grader at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Egelston was confused about what an AirPod even was.


"She was like, 'an AirPod? Ya know, it's really unique. I never really heard of this,' and I'm like, 'yeah it's a wireless headset' and she was just amazed. I've never seen anything like it," Stroud described.


The big question that made Stroud's son extremely nervous was how the AirPod is going to come out, but his doctors assured him it would pass on its own and he's going to be fine.


As far as the phone it was connected to when he swallowed it, the young boy said he's keeping his distance.


"He was like, 'Mom I don't want my phone,' because he got a phone for Christmas as well and he's like, 'I don't wanna be near my phone, I don't want it to connect to my phone and start playing music.' I'm like, 'oh my God, he's a crazy kid,'" Stroud said.
Proposed bill would more than double New York's beer tax



WNYT Staff
Updated: January 02, 2020 04:17 AM
Created: January 02, 2020 03:54 AM



A state lawmaker is looking to raise the beer tax in New York State by more than double.

Legislation was introduced in the New York State Assembly by Assemblyman Harvey Epstein.    

The proposal would raise the excise tax imposed on beer distributors from $0.14 per gallon to $0.30 per gallon-- the same as the state's wine tax.    

The money collected would be split between the SUNY and CUNY college systems.    

Epstein claims the increase would generate $51 million in additional revenue.  
 
He pointed to a study by the tax foundation, which found that New York has one of the lowest beer taxes in the country.
Investigation underway to find out who's responsible for the  
'mysterious drones' flying around in northeastern Colorado



Author: Allison Sylte
Published: 5:15 PM MST December 30, 2019
Updated: 9:24 PM MST December 30, 2019




Google, Amazon, Uber, NORAD and NOAA have all said they have nothing to do with the mysterious drones that have been spotted in the Colorado sky.

DENVER, CO/KUSA — As of this writing, no one has stepped forward to take responsibility for the drones that numerous people have reported flying over multiple rural counties in northeastern Colorado.

We do, however, have a pretty long list of who the drones don't belong to.

The confirmed sightings began with a Facebook post from the Phillips County Sheriff's Office on Dec. 20, and the flying objects have since been reported in surrounding jurisdictions. Local law enforcement has said they don’t know who the drones belong to, though the Phillips County Sheriff’s Office conceded they probably weren’t “malicious.”

We are aware of and have been investigating the multiple reports of drone sightings in the county over the last week. Deputies were out all night this evening along with Yuma County SO tracking these drones. Tonight we tracked over 16 drones between the two counties. We believe that the drones, though startling, are not malicious in nature. The Sheriff's Office is following up on leads and communications with state and federal agencies to pinpoint the exact nature to their activities. As more information comes available, we will keep you informed. If any of these drones fly onto your property or are looking into windows, please call the communications center immediately so a deputy can respond to your location. If you happen to come into possession of one of these drones, please contact the Sheriff's Office so we can conduct a forensic evaluation of the drone to identify the owners and take the appropriate actions.

Deputies didn't say why they believe the drones aren't malicious.

“They were kind of flying in a grid out in the towns, out in the county, you’d see three or four flying in a line out in the east in the county,” Washington County Sheriff Jon Stivers said last week.

Nevertheless, Stivers said the drones “haven’t invaded anybody’s space as far as housing that I’m aware of.”

“It is concerning because you know, one of the reports I had last night was that the drone is way bigger than 6 [feet]; it sounds like a small jet engine when it’s flying,” Stivers said. “These are not drones that people in our county can just buy.”

Micki Trost, the spokesperson for the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management said her agency has reached out to local law enforcement to offer assistance with the drones, but hasn't gotten any requests to do so.

The drones have been reported at night, and 9NEWS has only gotten a handful of videos of them so far.

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5 Stabbed at Rabbi’s Home in NY; Suspect Charged: Police
NBC 4
New Yoirk
December 30, 2019


Police: Alabama officer shot in head now speaking, walking

WAFF / December 27, 2019 at 1:37 PM CST - Updated December 28 at 5:29 PM


Authorities say an Alabama police officer who was shot in the head earlier this month has improved so much he’s now walking and speaking. (Source: Samuel Yoh GoFund Me)


OZARK, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say an Alabama police officer who was shot in the head earlier this month has improved so much he’s now walking and speaking.

A statement released Thursday by the Ozark Police Department says officer Samuel Yoh still has a long road ahead of him. But it says Yoh has full movement and was able to read a book. Yoh recognizes family and friends and is speaking fluently.

The police statement says Yoh’s improvement is a reminder of “God’s almighty power.”

Yoh was shot in the head on Dec. 12 and remains hospitalized. A suspect was shot to death by police.
Woman pinned by tree inside bedroom in Pulaski County, Arkansas
KARK / Posted: Dec 29, 2019 / 09:59 AM CST
/ Updated: Dec 29, 2019 / 09:59 AM CS


Pulaski County deputies responded to a Natural Disaster call in the 16000 block of Luna Lane.

When deputies arrived, they found a 58-year-old woman pinned by a tree inside her bedroom.  Numerous first responders were called to assist.

The woman was eventually freed and transported to a hospital. She was alert and conscious when she left the scene.


1 Arrested For Stealing Bait Vehicle, Property From Dallas Police Headquarters



KTVT  December 28, 2019 at 2:41 pm


DALLAS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) —  One suspect has been arrested after stealing a bait vehicle and property from the Jack Evans Police Headquarters parking garage Friday evening.

Between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 27, the suspect — later identified as 32-year-old Gavin Bailey — entered the parking garage by unknown means, police said.


Gavin Bailey (Dallas Police Department

During the investigation, officers discovered that two bait vehicles were taken from the garage as well as bait property out of additional vehicles.

At approximately 7:30 p.m., police witnessed a disturbance near the intersection of Corinth and 8th Street involving the suspect inside the stolen bait vehicle and another subject.

Officers conducted a traffic stop and the suspect was taken into custody without incident.

The suspect was transported to Jack Evans Headquarters to be interviewed prior to being booked into Lew Sterrett Jail.

All property and vehicles were recovered, and the suspect will be charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and felony theft.






Special wheelchair helps girl with Cerebral Palsy reach top of Tumamoc Hill

6:59 pm  
News 4 Tucson/LOCAL NEWS,TOP STORIES

TUCSON— Maycee Scott was born with complications resulting in Cerebral Palsy. She and her family love to hike Tumamoc Hill, but her family is forced to leave her and a care taker at one of the first stops because it is too difficult to get her chair to the top of the hill. Today, that changed.

Maycee’s mother borrowed a special wheelchair that allowed Maycee to reach the very top of Tumamoc Hill.

Family and friends now hope to raise enough funds to purchase a chair like the one they borrowed.

Watch the video for more of Maycee’s story.
Oops, Man impersonating officer actually pulls over van full of police officers

by: Ariel Cochran
Posted: Aug 20, 2019 / 01:37 PM CDT
/ Updated: Dec 24, 2019 / 01:10 PM CST


n this Aug. 16, 2019 photo provided by the Nassau County Police Department in Hicksville, N.Y., 25-year-old Valiery Portlock is shown. Police say they arrested Portlock for attempting to pull an unmarked van full of detectives over on New York’s Long Island while posing as a police officer. (Nassau County Police Department via AP)


HICKSVILLE, N.Y. (AP/WIAT) — According to the Nassau County Police department, a Hicksville man was arrested for criminal impersonation last week on August 16. Detectives say that 25-year-old Valiery Portlock of Gerald Avenue was traveling on Hicksville Road in a black Nissan Sentra when he activated his air horn and the emergency lights built on his car in an attempt to pull over a van.

As it turns out, the van was occupied by Nassau County Electronics Squad detectives. The detectives, while stopped in traffic, identified themselves and then approached Portlock’s vehicle.

Portlock fled the scene, swerved into oncoming traffic, and refused to stop. He continued to drive at a high speed onto Long Island Expressway. Highway patrol officers were notified and spotted Portlock, initiating a traffic stop. Portlock was placed under arrest without incident.

He is charged with first-degree criminal impersonation, second-degree reckless endangerment and unlawful fleeing from a police officer along with multiple VTL violations.

Portlock was arraigned on Aug. 17 at the First District Court in Hempstead.

Bakersfield family takes in stranded Hollywood actress for the holidays
KGET
Bakersfield, CA

December 30, 2019

Mom faces neglect charges after child found in washing machine
Five-year-old ends up at Riley Hospital
Posted: 9:34 AM, Dec 24, 2019

Updated: 10:42 AM, Dec 24, 2019

An Indiana mother faces charges after her little boy was found in a washing machine that was filling with water.
Heather Oliver, 31, is charged in Madison County with Neglect of a Dependent Resulting in Serious Injury.

The bizarre case began to unfold in August when the child and his father, Brandon Aldridge, showed up at St. Vincent Mercy Hospital in Elwood, Indiana. Aldridge told doctors and police that Oliver, who is his girlfriend, called him at work to say there had been an accident involving their 5-year-old son.

According to information from Elwood Police and the Madison County Prosecutor, Oliver said she went to the laundry room at home because she heard water running. There, she found the little boy inside the washer, which was filling up with water. She turned the machine off before the drum and agitator were activated.
Oliver said she had no idea how her son managed to climb into the machine and start it.

When Aldridge got home, he said he patted the boy on his back, causing him to throw up water. At the Elwood hospital, nurses said the child was in and out of consciousness when he arrived, with multiple bruises and scratches. Doctors decided to transfer the child to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. His injuries were not considered life-threatening.

The case was investigated for several week, with doctors saying that some of the injuries the child suffered were not consistent with being in a washing machine. Additional testing showed the boy had Autism.

Since the washing machine incident, the child has been in the care of grandparents.

Within the last week, after reviewing the investigation, the prosecutor decided on the neglect charges. According to Madison Count court records, Heather Oliver is out of jail on bond. Additional court appearances have not been scheduled.
This story was originally published by Tom Maccabe on theindychannel.com.

Victim’s father says police impersonators followed his daughter, banged on car after slashing tire

By Ericka Conant, Carmen Valencia
today at 3:09 pm
Published 7:35 am



YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA,KSWT, KECY)

UPDATE: 2:05 P.M. - Early Saturday morning, a Yuma woman reported being attacked by two men impersonating law enforcement.

Now, the victim's father speaks out on her behalf. Bernie did not choose to disclose his last name.

He said his daughter was targeted at the Walmart on 24th Street in Yuma. According to him, two men slashed his daughter's front tire on the passenger side while she was inside the store.

“When she drove off I guess they were following her and waiting for the tire to go down enough to go flat and then they pulled up right behind her," Bernie said.
They followed her until the damage to the tire forced her to stop near the 2000 block of Ridgeview Drive, a secluded area at that time of night.

Once she stopped, the two men in ski masks verbally tried to force the victim out of her car. After she asked to see their badges, they banged on her windows on both sides.
The victim then called 911, and the suspects fled the vehicle.

Bernie's instincts were immediate. Upon getting a call from his daughter, he went to the scene to help, also disclosing that it was his daughter's birthday.

“She called me, she said ‘two guys came up, they were banging on the windows and tried getting her out of the car, that she was scared."

Bernie described their car as a white Ford Expedition with a dent on the driver's side rear door.

“You wouldn’t think there would be these kinds of problems here but we do have people from all over.”

In their initial statement, YPD said the two men impersonating police told the victim they made a stop because of a traffic violation.

The Yuma Police Department encourages anyone with any information about this case to please call the Yuma Police Department at (928) 373-4700 or 78-Crime at (928) 782-7463 to remain anonymous. Remember if your information leads to an arrest you may receive up to a $1,000 cash reward.


News
By Ericka Conant, Carmen Valencia
today at 3:09 pm
Published
December 28, 2019
7:35 am
Victim’s father says police impersonators followed his daughter, banged on car after slashing tire
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YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA,KSWT, KECY) -

UPDATE: 2:05 P.M. - Early Saturday morning, a Yuma woman reported being attacked by two men impersonating law enforcement.

Now, the victim's father speaks out on her behalf. Bernie did not choose to disclose his last name.


He said his daughter was targeted at the Walmart on 24th Street in Yuma. According to him, two men slashed his daughter's front tire on the passenger side while she was inside the store.

“When she drove off I guess they were following her and waiting for the tire to go down enough to go flat and then they pulled up right behind her," Bernie said.

They followed her until the damage to the tire forced her to stop near the 2000 block of Ridgeview Drive, a secluded area at that time of night.

Once she stopped, the two men in ski masks verbally tried to force the victim out of her car. After she asked to see their badges, they banged on her windows on both sides.

The victim then called 911, and the suspects fled the vehicle.

Bernie's instincts were immediate. Upon getting a call from his daughter, he went to the scene to help, also disclosing that it was his daughter's birthday.

“She called me, she said ‘two guys came up, they were banging on the windows and tried getting her out of the car, that she was scared."


Bernie described their car as a white Ford Expedition with a dent on the driver's side rear door.

“You wouldn’t think there would be these kinds of problems here but we do have people from all over.”

In their initial statement, YPD said the two men impersonating police told the victim they made a stop because of a traffic violation.

The Yuma Police Department encourages anyone with any information about this case to please call the Yuma Police Department at (928) 373-4700 or 78-Crime at (928) 782-7463 to remain anonymous. Remember if your information leads to an arrest you may receive up to a $1,000 cash reward.

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The Yuma Police Department (YPD) said two men impersonating law enforcement pulled a victim over and slashed their tire.

YPD said Saturday at about 12:36am a victim reported being pulled over near the bicycle path in the area of the 2000 block of Ridgeview Drive.  Two men approached the victim’s car wearing regular black clothing without any police markings or patches.  They were not wearing body armor, did not have duty belts, and did not have any equipment typically carried by police officers.

The victim stated both men were wearing black ski masks.  One of the men told the victim they made the stop because of a traffic violation.  The victim began calling the police and one of the men slashed the victim’s tire.  Both suspects fled in the vehicle.

The vehicle is described as a white SUV with black rims, a push bar on the front, and several antennas on top.  It had a small red and blue strobe light in the area of the dash but no police markings and no other lights consistent with police vehicles.  The victim described a dent on the driver’s side rear door.


Video catches UPS employee throwing a package into a front yard
Posted: 2:40 PM, Dec 18, 2019 Updated: 3:50 PM, Dec 18, 2019
By: 23ABC Digital Staff

In a video shared with 23ABC, a UPS employee can be seen throwing a package into a Bakersfield front yard, landing with an audible crash. According to the resident who received the package, the incident took place on November 15th in the neighborhood of Flower and Beale streets.

He said that he had not yet contacted UPS about the incident.

23ABC reached out for comment from UPS. A spokesperson responded by saying “Thank you for bringing the matter to our attention. UPS workers receive regular training on the methods and procedures to safely transport and deliver packages. We will look into this investigation and take appropriate action.”

23ABC does not know if UPS has responded to the customer or if the item in the package was damaged.
 
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