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  1. Toddler Dies After Being Left in Hot Car for Hours Posted: Jul 16, 2018 02:16 PM EDT Updated: Jul 16, 2018 02:16 PM EDT 697 Pembroke Pines, Fla. - (ABC) A 1-year-old boy died after being left in a stifling hot car for over 8 hours, officials said. The 17-month-old was found in a car in a Pembroke Pines, Florida, parking lot Friday, Pembroke Pines Sgt. Adam Feiner said, adding that he’d been there for 8.5 hours. The temperature climbed to 93 degrees that day. The heat index -- or what it feels like with humidity -- was 103 degrees. Police and fire crews responded around 5 p.m., police said, but CPR wasn't effective and the boy was later pronounced dead. "Leaving a child inside a car is a year-long hazard, but it is especially deadly during the summer months when temperatures can climb above 100 degrees within minutes," the Pembroke Pines police said in a statement. "Always double check your vehicle after you park for loved ones or pets. "Our prayers go out to the deceased and their family during this difficult time," the police department added.
  2. Men linked to Mexican drug cartel behead 13-year-old special needs girl, murder grandmother Jul 15, 2018 9:53 am Two men are accused of beheading a teenager with special needs and her grandmother. (Image source: WAAY-TV screenshot) Follow Chris EnloeWEEKEND EDITOR Article GoalINFORM SHARE TWEET Two men loosely associated with a brutal Mexican cartel, one of whom is an illegal immigrant, are responsible for beheading a 13-year-old girl with special needs and murdering her grandmother, Alabama law enforcement allege. What are the details? Authorities say Yoni Aguilar and Israel Gonzalez Palomino murdered Oralia Mendoza and her granddaughter, Mariah Lopez, because they didn’t trust Mendoza after she exhibited suspicious activity during a recent drug running trip to a small town in northeast Atlanta. Special: Seniors can collect $480 per week from this unusual 'side job' Authorities say the group ran drugs for the Sinaloa Cartel, the largest organized crime syndicate in the world. Police say it was Mendoza who had deep connections to the cartel. According to AL.com, authorities believe something went wrong during their trip, spurring Palomino to believe he was being setup. Upon returning to Huntsville, Palomino discovered Mendoza had removed the SIM card from her cellphone. He also discovered text messages to an unknown woman during the drug run. Police say Mendoza texted a woman asking her to secure Lopez, who was staying with Palomino’s wife, because she feared for their lives, WAAY-TV reported. After discovering the messages, Aguilar and Palomino allegedly awoke Mendoza in the middle of the night on June 4. They told her they were taking her and Lopez to a safe location. Instead, the two men took their captives to a cemetery. Police say there was an altercation between Palomino and Mendoza. After it escalated, police say Palomino pulled a knife and stabbed Mendoza, leaving her to die in the cemetery. The men then drove about 2 miles down the road, where police say Palomino forced Aguilar to kill Lopez by beheading her. Law enforcement said Palomino decided Lopez needed to die because she was a witness to her grandmother’s murder. Police began investigating the murders on June 7 after a local boy discovered Lopez’s body. After police released a description of the girl, a woman came forward claiming to be Lopez’s mother and Mendoza’s daughter, AL.com reported. Authorities were then able to positively identify Lopez’s body. Twitter Ads info and privacy After Lopez was identified, Aguilar and Palomino were quickly identified as suspects. Police took the men into custody, and after being interviewed separately, investigators gathered enough evidence to charge them with Lopez’s murder. According to AL.com, Aguilar confessed to the crimes, which helped investigators finally locate Mendoza’s body at the cemetery on June 15. Police have charged the men with capital murder. They are being held without bond. What evidence do investigators have against the men? In addition to Aguilar’s confession, which he again made in court last Thursday, authorities have a wealth of physical evidence against the two men. AL.com reported: What are the suspect’s immigration statuses? Authorities said Aguilar is an illegal immigrant, while Palomino is in the U.S. on a green card, according to WAAY. Immigration and Customs Enforcement told the Atlanta Constitution-Journal they had placed a detainer on Aguilar.
  3. Charges against Stormy Daniels dropped after strip club arrest Jul 12, 2018 4:10 pm Charges have been dropped in the arrest Wednesday night of adult film actress Stormy Daniels at an Ohio strip club. The charges were reportedly dropped because Daniels is not a regular employee at the strip club. (Getty Images) Follow Sarah TaylorSTAFF WRITER POLITICAL VIEW CHRISTIAN LIBERTARIAN VALUES FAITH, FAMILY HERO JOHN THE BAPTIST Article GoalINFORM SHARE TWEET Charges against adult film actress and stripper Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, have been dropped, according to Columbus, Ohio, police. What are the details? According to a Thursday Columbus Police Department news release, Clifford’s arrest Wednesday night reportedly stemmed from an ongoing investigation into human trafficking and prostitution. Special: The truth about cryptos and how Wall Street & Washington are covering it up The release added that Clifford, along with two employees, were charged with “Illegal Sexually Oriented Activity in a Sexual Oriented Business.” Clifford was charged with “three counts of the same violation for illegal touching three different undercover Vice detectives.” You can see the full release below. View image on Twitter Twitter Ads info and privacy Clifford reportedly “held the face of [a] female [undercover] officer between her breasts” and did the same to a male undercover officer. Clifford also reportedly “fondled the buttocks and breasts of another officer” at one point during the performance. Michael Avenatti, Clifford’s lawyer, issued a further statement on Twitter later Thursday. He wrote, “I am pleased to report that the charges against my client @stormydaniels have been dismissed in their entirety (below motion was just granted). I want to thank Joe Gibson & his colleagues at the prosecutors ofc for their professionalism starting with our first call early this am.” Twitter Ads info and privacy But why were the charges dropped? According to CNN, the charges were dropped because Clifford is not a regular employee at the Columbus, Ohio, club. An Ohio law passed in 2007 states that “an employee who regularly appears nude or seminude at a sexually oriented business is prohibited from touching patrons, except for family members,” according to the CNN report. Because Clifford does not regularly appear at the Columbus strip club, charges were dismissed. Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein explained the stance in a statement. Klein said: “I’ve determined that these crimes were not committed, based on the fact that Ms. Clifford has not made regular appearances at this establishment as required under the law.” After the undercover investigators witnessed Clifford touching strip club patrons, they approached the stage where Clifford was performing, and Clifford made her way toward them — apparently not realizing that they were undercover officers — and treated them much in the same manner as she had previous patrons. You can read more details in the police affidavit below. View image on Twitter Twitter Ads info and privacy Anything else? In a telephone interview with the New York Times, Avenatti expounded on Daniels’ arrest. “[T]here are undercover vice officers that came to the club for the purpose of trying to get her to touch them so that they could then arrest her, which is ludicrous,” Avenatti said. “My understanding is that a number of undercover officers were female, which was not unusual to my client because a huge number of women are turning out to see her shows,” he added. “And a couple of officers asked her to allow them to place their face in between her breasts.” “I am not going to comment on what transpired after that,” Avenatti continued. “I think that this is one of the poorest uses of law enforcement resources I believe I have ever heard of in my lifetime.”
  4. Job offers pour in for man fired for stopping a would-be gun thief By Mike Vasilinda | Posted: Thu 5:40 PM, Jul 12, 2018 TALLAHASSEE,Fla. (CAPITOL NEWS SERVICE) - Job offers and a GoFundMe account for an Academy Sports manager who was fired for physically stopping a would be gun thief are giving the family hope for the future, but the family remains on pins and needles. The story of Dean Crouch, wife Rebecca, and their two small children is going viral. Dean was fired from Academy Sports after tackling a gun thief at the front door. The contact was against company policy. “To comply with their policy would to have allowed Mr. White to leave the store, follow him to the parking lot area and ask him to return to the store,” said Crouch. Reporter: ”If there was a rape on in the dressing room, you couldn’t stop it?” “Yeah. We’re not allowed to physically put our hands on customers, I guess,” said Crouch. The NRA and Dean's attorney Ryan Hobbs are calling him a hero. “He stopped the crime of theft,” said Hobbs. "He stopped potential crimes that the criminal admitted he was going to act out on with the weapon that Mr. Crouch stopped him from stealing.” The family, especially unemployed Dean, remain on pins and needles about their future. “I’ve only been able to sleep maybe two, three hours a night. Worried about my family, and what’s going to happen next with us,” said Crouch. While we were here visiting the family, at least one job offer was texted to the couple’s attorney. Yet their house remains up for sale. A GoFundMe account had raised just under 18 hundred dollars in less than 24 hours. And Dean, who said on Wednesday he was hoping to get his job back, is no longer sure that’s what he wants. Surveillance video of the incident exists but it is unclear if it will ever be released.
  5. Alabama Man Accused of Grabbing Underage Girls at Shipwreck Island By: Brady Calhoun Posted: Jul 12, 2018 04:35 PM EDT Updated: Jul 12, 2018 04:35 PM EDT 2.4K Panama City Beach, Fla. - An Alabama man is accused of grabbing several underage girls while in the wave pool at Shipwreck Island Waterpark. Justin Todd Smoker, 35, of Union Springs, Ala. grabbed several girls in the buttocks and other areas while in the pool at the Panama City Beach attraction, according to a Panama City Beach Police arrest affidavit. Several girls, all between the ages of 12 and 13 complained about Smoker to a guardian and then to officers. Officers added that Smoker "provided incriminating statements to having inadvertently touched numerous people while in the wave pool." Smoker is charged with lewd and lascivious molestation and simple battery.
  6. Mike Peer

    Can't get a gun? Just print one

    Department of Justice rules that plans for 3D printed gun parts are protected under free speech Jul 11, 2018 11:32 am Defense Distributed founder Cody Wilson recently reached a settlement with the Department of Justice, which will allow him to once again freely distribute plans for 3D printed guns on the internet. (Image Source: TheBlaze) Follow Mike Ciandella Article GoalINFORM SHARE TWEET The Department of Justice has reached a settlement with the Second Amendment Foundation over the distribution of plans to make 3D printed firearms. Under the terms of the agreement, plans for 3D gun parts can be distributed freely online. The settlement also stated that the Department of Justice did not consider an AR-15 rifle to be an inherently military weapon. Special: Think Bitcoins dead? Here’s how investors are preparing to make a fortune What’s the story on Cody Wilson? Cody Wilson designed and printed his own gun on a 3D printer. Then he decided to share the plans on the internet. While it is still illegal to distribute plans for an entire 3D printed gun on the internet, plans for all the parts can be distributed freely. These parts can then be printed and assembled into a working firearm. In addition to plans for working guns, including one he designed himself and dubbed “The Liberator” after a classic World War II firearm, Wilson also designed and distributed plans for other gun parts, including high-capacity magazines. He created an organization called Defense Distributed to help distribute these blueprints. In an interview with TheBlaze in January 2013, Wilson admitted that the ability to make these undetectable weapons made existing gun regulations essentially ineffective. In May 2013, the State Department’s Office of Defense Trade Controls Compliance ordered Defense Distributed to immediately stop distributing any and all plans for guns and parts. The nonprofit Second Amendment Foundation filed a lawsuit on behalf of Wilson in May 2015. What did settlement say? On Tuesday, the Department of Justice and SAF reached a settlement in the lawsuit. As part of the settlement, Wilson will be allowed to once again distribute his 3D printed gun files online. The federal government will also have to pay a portion of Wilson’s legal fees. Notably, the settlement also stated that it was the DOJ’s position that AR-15s and similar semiautomatic rifles were not considered military weapons. Wilson argued that his distribution of gun plans is protected by both the First and Second Amendments. Critics point out that criminals and cartels could use the plans to quickly and easily print undetectable guns instead of having to purchase or smuggle them. Glenn Beck interviewed Wilson in 2013, and asked him whether he considered himself to be a hero or a villain. Wilson said that he didn’t “like the dichotomy” of having just those two choices. You can watch that interview below:
  7. Air Force veteran says he was forced to sell his home after refusing to remove his American flag Jul 11, 2018 12:02 pm Air Force veteran Larry Murphree claims his battle with his homeowners association cost him his home and several hundred thousands of dollars. (Image source: Video screenshot) Follow Jana J. PruetSR. STAFF WRITER Article GoalINFORM SHARE TWEET A Florida man has spent the last seven years in a battle with his retirement community’s homeowners association — all over a 17-inch American flag — which he claims cost him his home and several hundred thousands of dollars, WTLV-TV reported. The problem wasn’t so much the flag, but where Larry Murphree, an Air Force veteran, chose to display it. Special: Think Bitcoins dead? Here’s how investors are preparing to make a fortune “One day I was thinking about the country, and everything, and I put a small American flag on my front porch in a flower pot,” Murphree told WTLV. “It’s a small flag, but it stands for a big thank you for what they do.” Residents are allowed to fly flags on poles, according to the Sweetwater community’s bylaws. Sweetwater is a retirement community in Jacksonville. What’s the story? The Tides Condominium Association sent Murphree a letter that informed him of the violation and asked him to take his flag down, according to WTLV. He refused. “They started fining me up to $1,000 because I wouldn’t take the flag down,” Murphree told the news station. Then he hired an attorney and filed a lawsuit in federal court. “We believe we have the right to display the American flag,” Murphree’s lawyer Gust Sarris said. Sarris argued that the Freedom to Display the American Flag Act prohibits HOAs and condo associations from preventing its residents from displaying the American flag. However, it does allow for reasonable restrictions. The HOA and Murphree reached an agreement in April 2012 that allowed him to keep his flag in the flower pot. But the agreement was short lived. What happened next? A few months later, the HOA changed the flag ordinance to a flower pot ordinance, and it started fining Murphree — again — at the rate of $100 for each day he left the flag in the pot, WTLV reported. “Somehow, they re-categorized it and started doing the same thing again,” Sarris said. Again, Murphree refused to pay the fines and another legal battle began. This time, when the fees started piling up the HOA began applying his dues toward the penalties without his knowledge, he told WTLV. Once he fell far enough behind on his dues, the HOA filed a lien on his property. “They just started nitpicking every little thing that I did,” Murphree said. The HOA issued violations for not parking straight in his driveway and leaving a Christmas decoration up after Christmas were among the infractions. Finally, Murphree said he was forced to sell his condo at a loss to avoid foreclosure and move in with his girlfriend in St. Augustine. “Should any man who served in the military lose his home, a retirement home, because they want to be patriotic? Anybody can see that the HOA has gone overboard,” Sarris told The Washington Post. Three years later, the fight has continued. “Somebody had to stand to stand up and say, ‘this is not right,'” Murphree said. What did the HOA say? The HOA did not return requests for comment from WTLV or The Post. What else? Murphree’s federal lawsuit against the HOA is expected to go to trial next year. He is seeking $1 million in damages.
  8. ‘I gouged him in his eyes ’til I felt his brain’: Gun-wielding home invader no match for his victim Jul 11, 2018 6:01 pm Richard Golden said a gun-wielding intruder broke into his Florida home and demanded money last Friday. Golden fought back and gouged the intruder's eyes until police arrived. (Image source: WJXT-TV video screenshot) Follow Dave Urbanski Article GoalINFORM SHARE TWEET One might say the crook in this case never saw his defeat coming. What happened? Richard Golden told WJXT-TV he was sitting in his Jacksonville, Florida, home Friday when he heard his glass door getting smashed — and then came face-to-face with a rifle-wielding man demanding money. Special: Think Bitcoins dead? Here’s how investors are preparing to make a fortune Image source: WJXT-TV video screenshot Golden told the station he began fighting with the intruder when a bit of good fortune transpired. “He hit me in the head with a rifle, and a buddy of mine just happened to come up at just the right time to distract him,” he told WJXT. “And when he distracted him, I made my move, and I grabbed him [and] locked the gun in.” Golden told the station he put the intruder, later identified as Timothy Hinson, in a headlock — and then his military training took over. Image source: WJXT-TV video screenshot “Dropped the clip … there was still one in the chamber, though,” he recounted to WJXT. “It went off. I knew I wasn’t dead. I knew I wasn’t shot.” Then Golden let his fingers do the talking: “I gouged him in his eyes ’til I felt his brain,” he told the station. Image source: WJXT-TV video screenshot Think Golden was through? Not on your life. Golden kept up his counterattack until police arrived, WJXT reported. “I sat on him and gouged him in his eyes until the cops got here,” he told the station. “I took his own gun away from him, beating him with it.” Image source: WJXT-TV video screenshot What happened afterward? Hinson was treated for his injuries, arrested, and was in jail on a $250,000 bond until his July 30 court appearance, WJXT reported. Golden lost one of his dogs which ran off during the struggle, the station said, adding that he also was cut on his arms during the incident. Image source: WJXT-TV video screenshot He told WJXT he doesn’t know why he was targeted and that he never saw Hinson before. Golden managed to gain one thing, though, the station said — a new nickname he bestowed upon himself. “The Beast.” ‘I gouged him in his eyes ’til I felt his brain’: Gun-wielding home invader no match for his victim Jul 11, 2018 6:01 pm Richard Golden said a gun-wielding intruder broke into his Florida home and demanded money last Friday. Golden fought back and gouged the intruder's eyes until police arrived. (Image source: WJXT-TV video screenshot) Follow Dave Urbanski Article GoalINFORM SHARE TWEET One might say the crook in this case never saw his defeat coming. What happened? Richard Golden told WJXT-TV he was sitting in his Jacksonville, Florida, home Friday when he heard his glass door getting smashed — and then came face-to-face with a rifle-wielding man demanding money. Special: Think Bitcoins dead? Here’s how investors are preparing to make a fortune Image source: WJXT-TV video screenshot Golden told the station he began fighting with the intruder when a bit of good fortune transpired. “He hit me in the head with a rifle, and a buddy of mine just happened to come up at just the right time to distract him,” he told WJXT. “And when he distracted him, I made my move, and I grabbed him [and] locked the gun in.” Golden told the station he put the intruder, later identified as Timothy Hinson, in a headlock — and then his military training took over. Image source: WJXT-TV video screenshot “Dropped the clip … there was still one in the chamber, though,” he recounted to WJXT. “It went off. I knew I wasn’t dead. I knew I wasn’t shot.” Then Golden let his fingers do the talking: “I gouged him in his eyes ’til I felt his brain,” he told the station. Image source: WJXT-TV video screenshot Think Golden was through? Not on your life. Golden kept up his counterattack until police arrived, WJXT reported. “I sat on him and gouged him in his eyes until the cops got here,” he told the station. “I took his own gun away from him, beating him with it.” Image source: WJXT-TV video screenshot What happened afterward? Hinson was treated for his injuries, arrested, and was in jail on a $250,000 bond until his July 30 court appearance, WJXT reported. Golden lost one of his dogs which ran off during the struggle, the station said, adding that he also was cut on his arms during the incident. Image source: WJXT-TV video screenshot He told WJXT he doesn’t know why he was targeted and that he never saw Hinson before. Golden managed to gain one thing, though, the station said — a new nickname he bestowed upon himself. “The Beast.” (H/T: Bearing Arms) (H/T: Bearing Arms)My
  9. Mike Peer

    Baby found buried alive

    Baby buried alive in Montana wilderness for 9 hours miraculously survives Glenn Beck Jul 11, 2018 2:53 pm A 5-month-old infant was miraculously found alive after being buried under piles of sticks and debris and left in the Montana wilderness for at least nine hours. The Missoula County Sheriff’s Office received reports of a man “acting strange” in the Lolo Hot Springs area at approximately 8 p.m. Saturday night. Caller told police that the man, Francis Carlton Crowley, 32, was threatening people and claimed to have a gun. Worse yet, a 5-month-old boy that had been left in Crowley’s care had not been seen for several hours. Special: Think Bitcoins dead? Here’s how investors are preparing to make a fortune Joined by Local Search and Rescue and members of the United States Forest Service, deputies launched a massive search for the missing infant. “All night long, I was preparing myself mentally to find a dead baby,” said Ross Jessop, a Missoula County sheriff’s deputy. “I was losing my faith … that the baby was even alive.” Then, after more than 6 hours of searching on foot, Jessop heard “the small whimpering of a child.” The baby was found “face down, buried under a pile of sticks and debris,” police said in a statement. He was dressed only in a wet and soiled onesie. It was about 46 degrees that night. “I was so overcome with emotion … I just wrapped that baby up just like a father would any child in need,” Jessop said. “He settled in pretty good. He was coughing a little bit, he actually coughed up a few sticks out of his mouth.” The baby was taken to a local hospital where he is reported to be in surprisingly good condition. He has been referred to the state Division of Child and Family Services. Crowley has been charged with felony assault of a minor under 36 months and felony criminal endangerment. Watch the clip above to learn more. To see the full episode visit Glenn’s channel on TheBlaze or watch full episodes of “Glenn” live weekdays 5–6 p.m. ET or anytime on-demand at TheBlaze TV. Not a subscriber? Sign up for a FREE trial here.
  10. Track coach arrested for alleged affair with student By Shelly Campbell | Posted: Wed 5:14 PM, Jul 11, 2018 JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Jackson County Sheriff's officials say they got a tip Tuesday that 23-year-old Te'Quayis Brigham was sexually involved with a 16-year-old student. They say some of these sexual interactions may have happened on school grounds and while at a track meet out of town. According to sheriff's officials, Brigham confirmed his relationship with the student. School district officials say they are conducting their own investigation, as well as working with the Sheriff's Office. "It's certainly an embarrassing situation for the school system, but we will deal with it appropriately and promptly," Jackson County Superintendent of Schools Larry Moore said. "It's our goal to provide the safest environment for our students and our staff." Sheriff's officials say a second student may have also been sexually abused by Brigham, but he denied that. Brigham is facing sexual battery charges.
  11. Trial date set for attorney accused of perjury, introducing contraband Posted: Wed 4:09 PM, Jul 11, 2018 BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A trial date has been set for Greg Wilson, an attorney who has been charged with introducing contraband into a detention facility and perjury. According to court documents, Wilson's jury trial is set to begin August 20th. Bay County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Wilson in October 2017. Deputies say at a meeting inside the jail, Wilson took a small package from an inmate. Later, another inmate entered the room and Wilson allegedly passed the package to that inmate. Deputies say an inmate told them Wilson passed them cologne-soaked business cards approximately six times to give to other female inmates so they could have the smell of a man in their cell. You can find links to previous stories of this case under the Related Items.
  12. Mike Peer

    Get the hell off of MY Beach!!!!

    Private Gulf-front land owners: "Don't come on my property" WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Now that State Bill 631 has taken effect reversing Walton County's customary use ordinance, 18 private gulf-front property owners are demanding county officials stop services on their property or face arrest. "Our county is at war," said Walton County resident Laurie Reichenbach. "It wasn't long after we started getting these e-mails from attorneys representing beachfront owners demanding that we do not come across their property to collect the garbage on the beach that we have been collecting since 1989," Walton County Commission Chairman Bill Chapman said. That's garbage from the property owners themselves or from beachgoers. Receptacles are often not accessible unless crews cross onto private property. "I can't understand why you wouldn't want trash cleaned off your beach but if they've made that decision I guess they've made it," said resident Bill Fletcher. Officials said this handful of owners will now create a bigger mess, forcing their decisions onto their neighbors. "The thing that it's going to impact is we may have a section of the beach that there is no issue with, going to get their garbage," Chapman pointed out. "This is one of the unintentional consequences I'm sure nobody thought about," resident Bob Brooke stated. For decades, Walton County has been providing this service to homeowners for free using taxpayer dollars. "The reason it's been going on for 20 years without much opposition is because it is a very valuable service. It's a very efficient service," Beach Operations Director Brian Kellenberger said. Kellenberger said that last year 72,000 bags of trash were removed from the beach from 148 collection sites. He said if this service stops, almost 30 percent of that trash will be left on the beach. "The garbage is piling up even with the pickup current," Reichenbach said. "The law, in my opinion, I don't think that the people who presented the bill in Tallahassee fully understood the ramifications of what they were doing," Chapman added. Walton County Beach Management isn't the only department feeling the pushback from gulf-front property owners. Walton County Sheriff Michael Adkinson said his office has also received several cease and desist orders when it comes to emergency vehicles patrolling the beach. "You know, there is a big difference from what you can do and should do. We're going to do what's in the best interest of the public," he explained. " certainly understand that from a private property point, they are, if it is private property, and that is the state of the law now, it's their legal right to say that but I will not allow that to interfere with saving peoples' lives and I do believe no private property owner would want that. This is really more about a legal approach, a legal strategy and trying to outline their property rights." Sheriff Adkinson says his department will continue doing their best to serve the public under the new law.
  13. Company fires man after tackling gun thief TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CAPITOL NEWS SERVICE) - An Academy Sports assistant manager is being hailed as a hero by everyone but his own company. The 32-year-old assistant manager tackled a man stealing a firearm, but the manager was fired because a company policy prohibits touching customers. In late June, 24-year-old Jason White asked to see a .40 caliber handgun at this Academy Sports. Once it was in his hand, he bolted for the door. Assistant Manager Dean Crouch was nearby. "My employee yelled, 'Stop that man!' And I turned and looked and saw Mr. White running from the gun bar toward the front of the store with a firearm in his hand,” said Crouch. "At the front door is where I stopped him. I tackled him to the ground. We apprehended him and detained him. We secured the firearm.” White had stolen two other guns earlier in the day. Ammunition was found in his car. He was charged with three felonies, released on a $5,000 bond, and required to undergo mental health counseling. He admitted to police he wanted to kill people. Crouch violated company policy when he tacked White. The first thing the company did was suspend Crouch for a week. Then they fired him. They didn’t do it in person but on a conference call. "Our world is pretty much turned upside down after this,” said Crouch. "We had to put our house on the market because of this.” The NRA calls the firing just plain crazy. “This is insanity. This man is a hero,” said former NRA President Marion Hammer. "He stopped an initial crime that would have led to other crimes, and he gets fired. How on earth is that right?” Crouch has gotten several job offers since then. He’s also emailed the company asking them to reconsider. “I loved my job there, yes I did,” Crouch said. In a statement, Academy Sports Spokesperson Elise Hasbrook said, "While this incident ended without injuries, actions inconsistent with our corporate policies were taken. Although we don't comment on specific personnel issues or share company policies, we can confirm that we've addressed the matter with the local store team and the individuals involved."
  14. U.S. Is Set to Become World's Top Oil Producer, Government Says Jessica Summers 11 July 2018, 1:20 AM10 July 2018, 11:37 AM FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE to Bloomberg | Quint The Daily Newsletter I gree to the terms of th News & Stock Alerts (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. government sees oil production further climbing next year even amid transportation logjams in the country’s most prolific shale play. The Energy Information Administration sees U.S. crude output averaging 11.8 million barrels a day in 2019, up from its 11.76 million barrel a day estimate in the June outlook. “In 2019, EIA forecasts that the United States will average nearly 12 million barrels of crude oil production per day,” said Linda Capuano, Administrator of the EIA. “If the forecast holds, that would make the U.S. the world’s leading producer of crude.” U.S. crude output has remained above the 10-million-barrel a day mark since February. That’s while Saudi Arabia told OPEC it pumped about 10.5 million barrels of crude a day last month as the kingdom sought to cap rallying prices by ramping up output, according to people familiar with the matter. Concerns linger over the worsening bottleneck in the biggest U.S. shale region, the Permian Basin, and how that might affect domestic output in the second half of the year. Due to limited pipeline transportation in the region, production may start to slow in the area, according to Scott Sheffield, the chairman of Pioneer Natural Resources Co. “We will reach capacity in the next 3 to 4 months,” he said in June. The EIA left its average domestic output forecast for this year unchanged at 10.79 million barrels a day, above the 1970 record of 9.6 million a day, according to the agency’s Short-Term Energy Outlook released on Tuesday. Its global crude production forecast for next year was raised to 102.54 million barrels a day from a previous forecast of 102.21 million a day. The agency’s world demand growth estimate for 2019 was lowered. ©2018 Bloomberg L.P. Bloomberg Stay Updated With Stock Market News On BloombergQuint
  15. Mike Peer

    More problems at Marianna High

    Marianna High School track coach arrested for allegedly sleeping with student MGN Online photo Posted: Tue 9:18 PM, Jul 10, 2018 JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A local high school track coach has been arrested for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a minor. Jackson County Sheriff's officials say they got a tip Tuesday that Ta'Quayis Brigham, 23, was sexually involved with a 16-year-old student. They say some of these sexual interactions may have happened on school grounds and while at a track meet out of town. According to sheriff's officials, Brigham confirmed his relationship with the student. They say a second student may have also been sexually abused by Brigham, but he denied that. Brigham is facing sexual battery charges.
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