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Deputy arrested for connection in Lincoln shooting


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WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — An Adair County deputy was arrested Friday night in connection to a shooting in Lincoln, Arkansas that left one injured, according to Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

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Travis Adams, 33, is facing preliminary charges of one count of aggravated assault and first-degree battery. He was accused of using his service weapon while off duty, resulting in one person being shot during an argument. This happened on property Adams lives on but does not own, according to Kelly Cantrell, the spokesperson for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office

Preliminary report states

The shooting took place on September 3. According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Justin Hellyer was injured with two shots in his abdomen area.

Adams has been on administrative leave since a Facebook post of the incident was shared.

Adams’ bond is set at $50,000. His first hearing is on September 26.



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Motorcyclist suffers serious injuries when he hits moose on Guanella Pass roadway.



A motorcyclist was seriously injured Friday when the rider hit a moose on Guanella Pass, the moose died in the crash.

The incident happened at about 6:10 p.m. on Park County Road 62 on the Grant side of the pass, said Sgt. Troy Kessler, a Colorado State Patrol spokesman.

The motorcyclist, identified as Adam Lamb, 44, of Colorado Springs, was southbound on CR 62 riding a 2016 KTM, when he hit the moose in the roadway, Kessler said. The motorcycle then hit a roadside post and Lamb was thrown from the enduro dirt bike. He suffered serious injuries including broken arms.

Investigators suspect that alcohol and excessive speed contributed to the crash, Kessler said. An investigation is ongoing.

 



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Iowa State falls to No. 17 Baylor for season’s first loss



Iowa State lost to No. 17 Baylor 31-24 on Saturday afternoon at Jack Trice Stadium.It is the first loss of the season for the Cyclones who fall to 3-1 on the season. Iowa State will hit the road next Saturday to take on the undefeated Kansas Jayhawks.Kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. from Lawrence and will be televised on ESPN2 or ESPNU.More details on the Iowa State vs. Baylor game will come tonight from Scott Reister and Shannon Ehrhardt on KCCI 8 News at 6.

Iowa State lost to No. 17 Baylor 31-24 on Saturday afternoon at Jack Trice Stadium.

It is the first loss of the season for the Cyclones who fall to 3-1 on the season.

Iowa State will hit the road next Saturday to take on the undefeated Kansas Jayhawks.

Kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. from Lawrence and will be televised on ESPN2 or ESPNU.

More details on the Iowa State vs. Baylor game will come tonight from Scott Reister and Shannon Ehrhardt on KCCI 8 News at 6.



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American Falls man gets probation for firing gun inside occupied home


AMERICAN FALLS — A man initially charged with four felonies received probation after pleading guilty to three misdemeanors.

Originally, 35-year-old Scott Andrew Alvey was charged with discharging a firearm into an inhabited building and three counts of injury to a child. But after reaching a plea agreement, he was sentenced to two years probation for misdemeanor charges of exhibition of a deadly weapon, resisting arrest and three counts of disturbing the peace, court records show.

RELATED | American Falls man tased after armed standoff

Alvey was arrested in June after American Falls police responded to a call reporting gunshots inside a home. Upon arrival, officers heard loud bangs consistent with gunfire and took cover while demanding the people inside the home come out with their hands raised.

A woman and three children exited the home but an intoxicated Alvey refused, instead raising a shotgun toward the officers. Officers tased Alvey and took him into custody.

District Judge Todd Garbett suspended 90 days of a 100-day prison sentence, giving Alvey 10 days credit for time served. Additionally, Alvey was ordered to pay $1,512.50 in fees and fines.

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Los Angeles district to provide Narcan to all its schools


LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Unified School District said they would distribute the opioid overdose treatment naloxone to all its schools.

News of the nation’s second-largest school district providing the medication comes after 15-year-old Melanie Ramos fatally overdosed in a restroom at Bernstein High School on Sept. 13 after taking a pill that probably contained fentanyl, the Associated Press reported.

“We have an urgent crisis on our hands,” district Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said in a statement. “Research shows that the availability of naloxone along with overdose education is effective at decreasing overdoses and death–and will save lives. We will do everything in our power to ensure that not another student in our community is a victim to the growing opioid epidemic. Keeping students safe and healthy remains our highest priority.”

In a press release, Carvalho said that the county public health department would provide the medication for free.

All high schools in the district will get the medication in the next two weeks, and then it’ll be distributed to other campuses in the coming weeks, Carvalho said.

Los Angeles Police told the Associated Press that in the last month, at least seven teenagers have overdosed after taking what officials believe were fentanyl-laced pills.

Carvalho added that the district would also implement an educational campaign that includes parent outreach and peer-to-peer counseling.

The district said staffers such as nurses will be or are already trained to administer the medication.

District officials said that training for school staff who aren’t trained yet would begin in early October.





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Kansas City Southern’s Holiday Express will be back at Union Station in December


YOU CAN NOW GET TICKETS FOR SEVERAL HOLIDAY TRADITIONS AT UNION STATION, INCLUDING HOLIDAY REFLECTIONS. TICKETS WENT ON SALE THIS MORNING. THOSE FESTIVITIES KICK OFF AT UNION. STATION NOVEMBER 21ST. UNION STATION EXPECTS ALL THE TICKETS TO SELL OUT, THOUGH, SO TRY TO GET THEM WHILE YOU CAN. RESERVATIONS FOR THE SOUTHERN HOLIDAY EXPRESS TRAIN ARE ALSO NOW OPEN AND THIS IS THE FIRST YEAR THE TRAIN WILL BE BACK SINCE THE PANDEMIC STARTED. VISITORS WILL ONLY BE ALLOWED IN THE TRAIN ON ONE DAY. THIS YEAR. THAT’S DECEMBER 17TH. BUT THERE WILL BE A WALK AROUND TOURS THAT WAY PEOPLE CAN TAKE A LOOK AT THE TRAINS. YOU JUST WON’T BE ABLE TO GO INSIDE THEM. THOSE WALK AROUND TOURS WILL RUN FROM DECEMBER 14TH THROUGH THE 18

Kansas City Southern’s Holiday Express returns to Union Station in December

The Holiday Express will be in Kansas City from Dec. 14 through Dec. 18

Kansas City Southern’s Holiday Express train is scheduled to roll into Union Station in December.People can see the decorated train Dec. 14 through Dec. 18 during normal business hours with no reservations required.Reservations are required for those who want a walk-through tour of the interior of several of the themed rail cars on Dec. 17. Union Station said it will kick off its holiday season with its Holiday Reflections on Nov. 21, which features a holiday walk-through village, holiday displays and decorations including a Magical Virtual Reality Sleigh Ride.

Kansas City Southern’s Holiday Express train is scheduled to roll into Union Station in December.

People can see the decorated train Dec. 14 through Dec. 18 during normal business hours with no reservations required.

Reservations are required for those who want a walk-through tour of the interior of several of the themed rail cars on Dec. 17.

Union Station said it will kick off its holiday season with its Holiday Reflections on Nov. 21, which features a holiday walk-through village, holiday displays and decorations including a Magical Virtual Reality Sleigh Ride.



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Daviess County sheriff’s deputy shoots man wielding hammer


A KSP trooper and a suspect were shot in Knott County on Saturday, July 10, 2021.

A KSP trooper and a suspect were shot in Knott County on Saturday, July 10, 2021.

A sheriff’s deputy in Western Kentucky shot a burglary suspect who attacked a woman and child with a hammer, then tried to assault the deputy too, state police said.

Daviess County sheriff’s deputies were called to the 9000 block of U.S. 60 West in Owensboro Friday morning about “a man with a hammer breaking into homes,” Kentucky State Police said in a news release.

Deputy Alex Cooms “was in the area when he observed a frantic woman and a juvenile running from a house,” state police said. “The woman told Cooms they escaped after being assaulted by a man with a hammer inside their home.”

When Cooms went inside the home, he “confronted Gregory A. Embry, 39, of Owensboro, who was armed with a hammer. Embry attempted to attack Cooms with the hammer when he discharged his service weapon striking Embry,” according to police.

Embry was in critical condition at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital Friday evening, state police said. Cooms, 31, of Owensboro, was not injured.

State police said they are investigating, and criminal charges are pending.





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Bill Belichick said Justin Tucker has ‘reset’ the kicker position




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Tucker holds a pair of key NFL records.

Justin Tucker drained one of the first memorable kicks of his illustrious career against the Patriots. Jim Davis/Globe Staff

Bill Belichick perhaps has no love greater than his love for special teams players. This weekend, he goes up against quite possibly one of the best special teams players in NFL history.

Ravens kicker Justin Tucker has left very little doubt that he’s been the best kicker in the league since he entered it in 2012. Tucker’s been named a first-team All-Pro five times and second-team All-Pro twice in the first 10 seasons of his career. He also holds some key records, such as the record for the highest percentage of made kicks (91.1 percent) and the longest made kick (66 yards) in NFL history.

As the Patriots prepare to face the Ravens on Sunday, Belichick shared where Tucker’s place in NFL history is.

“He’s reset that position by probably a pretty decent amount,” Belichick said. “This isn’t like being 200th of a second under the world record. This guy’s really reset the bar. No miss kicks, accuracy is very good, distance, range.

“He really shortens the field. He makes the field about ten yards shorter than most everybody has it. Not just with his leg strength, but the fact of his accuracy and how good he is from long range as well. He’s a touchback guy, if they want to do that.”

When speaking of Tucker, Belichick briefly compared him to former Ravens kicker Matt Stover, a player Belichick coached during his time with the Browns. Stover made a pair of All-Pro teams during his 18 seasons with the Browns/Ravens franchise and holds a pair of NFL records, such as the most consecutive games with a field goal (38) and most points scored by a player in his 30s (1,113).

Belichick was surprised that the Ravens were able to find a kicker even better than Stover.

“Yeah, he and Stover have had tremendous careers and he’s come in and just kind of one upped it,” Belichick said. “Lot of good kicking there for a long time, between whenever Stover was, 1992, he didn’t kick for very long, but from 1993 on, so what’s that? Thirty years. Thirty years of having a really good kicker, two guys, that’s pretty good and counting. Tucker’s still got a year or two left.”

Even though Tucker drained a game-winning field goal at the buzzer in his first matchup against the Patriots in 2012, he hasn’t had the success he’s used to having when he faces New England. He’s made just 75 percent (6-of-8) of his kicks, which is his second-lowest field goal percentage against an AFC opponent, and has even missed an extra point in five career matchups against the Patriots.





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Chilly start to the weekend


Chilly start to the weekend



>> NOW, YOUR WBAL TV 11 FORECAST WITH METEOROLOGIST JOHN COLLINS. REPORTER: — JOHN: REALLY GORGEOUS, THE CLOUDS ALWAYS NIKKI SUNRISE INTERESTING — ALWAYS MAKE THE SUNRISE INTERESTING. EASTON, 46. PARKTON, 46. ON THE BOARDWALKTHE CLOUDS THAT OVERHEAD PUT A BLANKET OVER THE ATMOSPHERE. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN CHILLIER IF THESE GUYS HAD BEEN CLEAR — IF THE SKIES HAD BEEN CLEAR. THE CLOUDS WE HAVE HAD WILL BE BREAKING UP, ALLOWING THE SUN TO COME THROUGH. WE WILL TAKE IT UP A FEW DEGREES YESTERDAY WAS IN THE 60’S. THE RADAR HAS BEEN SHOWING SPRINKLES IN THE MOUNTAINS, DISSIPATING AS THEY MOVE EAST. AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE IS OVERHEAD. IT GIVES US GOOD WEATHER. STORMY WEATHER TO THE WEST KEEPS THE DOCTOR, PREVENTS THIS FROM COMING IN. TOMORROW IS A DIFFERENT STORY. THE FRONT WILL BE GETTING CLOSER. THESE BANDS OF RAIN YOU SEE WILL BE BREAKING THROUGH AND AT LEAST A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN TOMORROW’S FORECAST. TODAY WE BREAK THE CLOUDS UP AND WE CAN SUNSHINE IN THE PICTURE. RAIN CHANCES ARE JUST ABOUT NOW FOR US. COOLER THAN NORMAL. TODAY WILL BE A COUPLE OF DEGREES WARMER THAN YESTERDAY. LOW 70’S FOR A HIGH WITH A SOUTHWEST WIND. IN THE TROPICS, THERE ARE FIVE FEATURES. TROPICAL STORM OF THE WEST AFRICAN STORM — AFRICAN COAST. INSTRUMENTS IN THE ATLANTIC. FIONA IS NOW A POST-TROPICAL STORM. IT IS STILL PRODUCING 90 MILE-PER-HOUR WINDS OVER EASTERN NOVA SCOTIA. THEN WE HAVE IAN IN THE CARIBBEAN. IAN IS FORECASTED TO TRACK TO THE WESTERN PART OF CUBA AND MAKE LANDFALL SOMEWHERE OVER THE CENTRAL GULF COAST OF FLORIDA. THE REMNANTS WILL COME UP THE EAST COAST. WE PROBABLY WILL SEE SOME RAIN FROM THAT TOWARD THE END OF NEXT WEEK. OUR FUTURECAST’S CALL FOR THOSE RAIN CHANCES TOMORROW BETWEEN 2:30 AND 8:00. THE RAIN MOVES OUT OF THE PICTURE SUNDAY. NOT ALL OF SUNDAY WILL BE WASHED AWAY. MONDAY LOOKS DRY. FOOTBALL WEATHER, CLOUDY SKIES AT FOXBORO STARTING AT 1:00 OR THE GAME. TEMPERATURES WILL BE AROUND 70 DEGREES. I HOPE IT IS A GOOD DAY FISH A GOOD GAME. — IT IS A GOOD GAME. DRY WEATHER MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY WITH TEMPERATURES CONTINUING IN THE 70’S. BY FRIDAY, THE REMNANTS OF WHATEVER IAN IS

Chilly start to the weekend

Chilly start to the weekend

Chilly start to the weekend



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Biden administration launches environmental justice office


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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan announces a new federal office of environmental justice at a ceremony Saturday in Warrenton, N.C. Associated Press

WARRENTON, N.C. — Forty years after a predominantly Black community in Warren County, North Carolina, rallied against hosting a hazardous waste landfill, President Biden’s top environment official visited what is widely considered the birthplace of the environmental justice movement Saturday to unveil a national office that will distribute $3 billion in block grants to underserved communities burdened by pollution.

Joined by civil rights leaders and participants from the 1982 protests, Michael Regan, the first Black administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, announced he is dedicating a new senior level of leadership to the environmental justice movement they ignited.

The Office of Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights – comprised of more than 200 current staff members in 10 U.S. regions – will merge three existing EPA programs to oversee a portion of Democrats’ $60 billion investment in environmental justice initiatives created by the Inflation Reduction Act. The president will nominate an assistant administrator to lead the new office, pending Senate confirmation.

“In the past, many of our communities have had to compete for very small grants because EPA’s pot of money was extremely small,” Regan said in an interview. “We’re going from tens of thousands of dollars to developing and designing a program that will distribute billions. But we’re also going to be sure that this money goes to those who need it the most and those who’ve never had a seat at the table.”

Biden has championed environmental justice as a centerpiece of his climate agenda since his first week in office when he signed an executive order pledging 40 percent of the overall benefits from certain federal clean energy investments to disadvantaged communities overwhelmed by pollution.

Now, Regan said, this new office intertwines environmental justice with the central fabric of the EPA, equating it to other top offices like air, land and water, and cementing its principles in a way that will outlive the Biden administration.

North Carolina in 1978 designated Warren County, a small, Black farming community along the Virginia border, as a disposal site for truckloads of soil laced with highly carcinogenic chemical compounds that later contaminated the water supply.

As the first trucks rolled into town in 1982, hundreds of residents flooded the streets, blocking their path to the landfill. Though they were unable to shut down the operation after six weeks of nonviolent protests and more than 500 arrests, their efforts have been lauded by civil rights leaders as the impetus for a global uprising against environmental racism in minority communities.


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