Manhunt on for 2 robbers who gunned down mother working at gas station

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Harris County Sheriffs Office(HOUSTON) — A massive manhunt in Texas stretched into its fifth day Tuesday for two armed robbers who gunned down in cold blood a mother of two described by a relative as a “light in a dark world” and had recently become engaged to be married.

Donna Pena, 31, was shot to death in a holdup at a Houston-area Shell gas station, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Pena started working at the gas station three days before she was killed, her brother-in-law, Kevin Hamilton, told ABC News on Tuesday.

“Why? Just why? It was senseless,” Hamilton said. “They have to pay.”

the Harris County Sheriff’s Office released surveillance video of the two gun-wielding robbers, both wearing bandannas over their faces, and one dressed in a hooded sweatshirt with the word “Navy” written on the front and back. His accomplice was wearing red sneakers with white stripes, police said.

Investigators said the fatal holdup occurred Friday night while Pena was working in the gas station’s mini market, officials said.

In a horrific crime that took just 25 seconds, the two bandits bust through the front door about 10 p.m. with pistols in hand and mercilessly shot Pena dead before emptying the cash register, authorities said.

Sheriff’s officials said the two men are believed to be responsible for five to 10 armed robberies in the Houston area, including one recently at a Subway restaurant.

“Getting these two men off the streets is a top priority for us. We owe it to Donna Pena, her loved ones and everybody that mourns her death, as well as the community that we are sworn to protect,” Chief Deputy Edison Toquica of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said during a news conference.

Hamilton said Pena had previously worked for the chain of Shell gas stations in the Houston area, but quit to go to welding school. He said Pena went back to work three days before she was killed.

“She was actually just picking up a shift. That was not her regular store,” Hamilton told ABC News.

He described his sister-in-law as “full of love” and is survived by a 4-year-old daughter and a 15-year-old son.

“She was there for everybody and she loved nature, she loved Texas and she loved just about everything,” Hamilton said. “She was a light in a dark world.”

Hamilton said Pena’s boyfriend recently proposed marriage and she accepted.

He said Pena’s son is distraught over his mother’s death.

“He’s trying to stay strong for everybody,” Hamilton said. “It’s just hitting her little girl. She thinks it’s a dream and we’re all going to wake up.”

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Posted On 12 Mar 2019

Manhunt on for 2 robbers who gunned down mother working at gas station

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Harris County Sheriffs Office(HOUSTON) — A massive manhunt in Texas stretched into its fifth day Tuesday for two armed robbers who gunned down in cold blood a mother of two described by a relative as a “light in a dark world” and had recently become engaged to be married.

Donna Pena, 31, was shot to death in a holdup at a Houston-area Shell gas station, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Pena started working at the gas station three days before she was killed, her brother-in-law, Kevin Hamilton, told ABC News on Tuesday.

“Why? Just why? It was senseless,” Hamilton said. “They have to pay.”

the Harris County Sheriff’s Office released surveillance video of the two gun-wielding robbers, both wearing bandannas over their faces, and one dressed in a hooded sweatshirt with the word “Navy” written on the front and back. His accomplice was wearing red sneakers with white stripes, police said.

Investigators said the fatal holdup occurred Friday night while Pena was working in the gas station’s mini market, officials said.

In a horrific crime that took just 25 seconds, the two bandits bust through the front door about 10 p.m. with pistols in hand and mercilessly shot Pena dead before emptying the cash register, authorities said.

Sheriff’s officials said the two men are believed to be responsible for five to 10 armed robberies in the Houston area, including one recently at a Subway restaurant.

“Getting these two men off the streets is a top priority for us. We owe it to Donna Pena, her loved ones and everybody that mourns her death, as well as the community that we are sworn to protect,” Chief Deputy Edison Toquica of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said during a news conference.

Hamilton said Pena had previously worked for the chain of Shell gas stations in the Houston area, but quit to go to welding school. He said Pena went back to work three days before she was killed.

“She was actually just picking up a shift. That was not her regular store,” Hamilton told ABC News.

He described his sister-in-law as “full of love” and is survived by a 4-year-old daughter and a 15-year-old son.

“She was there for everybody and she loved nature, she loved Texas and she loved just about everything,” Hamilton said. “She was a light in a dark world.”

Hamilton said Pena’s boyfriend recently proposed marriage and she accepted.

He said Pena’s son is distraught over his mother’s death.

“He’s trying to stay strong for everybody,” Hamilton said. “It’s just hitting her little girl. She thinks it’s a dream and we’re all going to wake up.”

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Posted On 12 Mar 2019

Beto O’Rourke heads to Iowa as 2020 speculation reaches fever pitch

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Christ Chavez/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke will make his first trip to Iowa as a potential presidential candidate this weekend, a move that fuels the near-constant speculation that he is days away from entering the crowded field of Democrats in the race for the White House.

O’Rourke announced on Monday that he will head to Iowa to campaign for state senate candidate Eric Giddens, who is running in a special election on March 19th that has attracted the attention of other 2020 contenders like Senators Cory Booker and Amy Klobuchar.

“Supporting [Giddens] for state Senate is the way that we get Iowa — and by extension, this country — back on the right rack,” O’Rourke said in a video posted to Twitter by Giddens. “[University of Northern Iowa], we’re counting on you, and we’re looking forward to seeing you soon. Adios.”

A spokesman for O’Rourke, Chris Evans, confirmed the trip and added that the former congressman will be in Waterloo on Saturday “to kickoff an afternoon of canvassing, GOTV, and grassroots organizing,” for Giddens.

O’Rourke has also been running ads on Facebook teasing an upcoming announcement, another sign that he is looking to engage the base of supporters he gained during his Senate bid.

“People in communities across the country have been reaching out and asking me if I’m planning on running in 2020,” read one ad that was still active as of Tuesday afternoon. “Amy and I have made a decision on that. Sign up today to be first to know what’s next. I’d like for you to be a part of it.”

O’Rourke’s possible foray into the presidential race would be the culmination of an unlikely political rise that began with the 3-term congressman’s decision to challenge Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in the 2018 U.S. Senate race in Texas.

His unorthodox and ultimately unsuccessful Senate campaign, which shunned traditional strategists and instead relied on the candidate’s organic appeal, broke fundraising records and earned O’Rourke a national profile that catapulted him into the presidential discussion.

But in the aftermath of his loss the prospect of a presidential bid remained unclear, and O’Rourke was panned by some for his decision to embark on a solo road trip where he chronicled his interactions with everyday Americans as he mulled his next political move.

Aides to O’Rourke have continued to remain tight-lipped about the Democrat’s future plans, but the upcoming travel is the clearest signal yet that a presidential candidacy is in the works.

However the trip to Iowa this weekend comes as O’Rourke appears to have lost early ground against his potential Democratic rivals.

While a December 2018 Des Moines Register poll of likely Iowa Democratic caucus-goers showed O’Roruke garnering 11 percent of the vote, a poll by the same outlet released this past weekend showed his support had dipped to just 5 percent.

But with his potential appeal in the Democratic field and a general election still unknown, the Club for Growth, a prominent conservative organization, recently released a five-figure television and digital advertising buy in Iowa assailing O’Rourke’s “blue-blood pedigree,” and labeling him a “scion of a political family,” referencing the wealth of his real-estate developer father-in-law.

“Beto O’Rourke has long sold Democrats a bill of goods, pretending to be a liberal superstar while exploiting his father-in-law’s connections to climb the political ladder. It’s time Democratic voters in Iowa know who the real Beto O’Rourke is – an entitled, corrupt political climber,” Club for Growth Action President David McIntosh wrote in a statement.

The announcement last month that he had made a decision on his political future followed a high-profile interview with Oprah Winfrey in early February, where O’Rourke said we would make a decision on a presidential run by the end of the month.

“We want to play as great a role as possible making sure that this country lives up to our expectations, to the promise, to the potential that we all know her to have,” O’Rourke said.

A few weeks after that interview O’Rourke led a counter-rally during President Donald Trump’s visit to El Paso, an enticing split-screen that provided him with a platform to directly take on Trump in his hometown.

The former congressman also visited the state of Wisconsin last month, meeting with students at a technical college in Milwaukee and at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

If O’Rourke does declare a presidential bid he will be the at least the 15th Democrat to enter the Democratic race and vie for the chance to unseat President Donald Trump.

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Posted On 12 Mar 2019

Slovenian woman accused of insurance fraud after sawing off her hand

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apomares/iStock(NEW YORK) — A terrible accident or a terribly imperfect crime?

Police and prosecutors in Slovenia are trying to determine the truth after a 21-year-old woman cut off her hand with a circular saw in January this year.

Her family says that it was an accident; that she was sawing off branches on a tree when the saw slipped. However, she is being accused of insurance fraud by investigators in the country’s capital, Ljubljana.

The woman had taken out five different insurance policies in the months before her injury and had only made two to three monthly payments for them, police told ABC News. Altogether, for her injury, she would have received $430,000 and monthly payments of $3,388 for 10 years with smaller monthly payments thereafter. However, she has not received anything to date and is being detained, unlikely to walk free anytime soon.

The woman was unemployed and had no other source of income.

She and her 29-year-old relative, who is also being detained, could face one to eight years in prison if convicted of insurance fraud.

“With one of her accomplices, she intentionally amputated her left hand, hoping to stage it as an accident,” Ljubljana police spokesman Valter Zrinski said.

Zrinski said that investigators first learned of the alleged fraud through routine system checks, which lead to about 100 arrests each year for different kinds of insurance fraud.

After the woman’s hand was severed, her family took her to Ljubljana University Medical Center without the hand in what police claim was an attempt to make sure her disability was permanent. However, upon her admission into the hospital, doctors called police — per Slovene law — and they were able to retrieve the hand. Surgeons subsequently sewed it back on.

“Her hand,” Zrinski said, “is recovering well.”

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Posted On 12 Mar 2019

Proposed Pentagon budget includes new funding for border wall and accounting trick

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iStock/Ivan Cholakov(WASHINGTON) — While many federal agencies took big hits in the proposed federal budget from the White House, the Pentagon’s portion for the coming year is almost 5 percent more than the $685 billion enacted by Congress last year.

Overall the Trump administration’s proposed national security budget is $750 billion. But that includes $32 billion from other agencies, such as the Department of Energy which takes care of the United State’s non-deployed nuclear weapons arsenal. The $718 billion dollars slated for the Pentagon includes a 3.1 percent pay increase for military service members, increases space funding by 15 percent to $14.1 billion and includes about $3.6 billion in new funding to build barriers along the Southwest border.

“This budget reflects the challenge pulling together all the pieces of the National Defense Strategy that have been built over the past two years,” said Grover Norquist the Pentagon’s comptroller who is currently performing the duties of the Defense Department’s deputy secretary.

But Congress is certain to raise questions about the accounting tricks that sidestep legal budget caps on what the Pentagon budget is supposed to be for this year.

Under the 2011 Budget Control Act, the Pentagon has a spending cap of $545 billion in its budget for this year. Those limits typically cover the “base” budget items for running the Department of Defense.

The funds for fighting wars overseas are allocated in the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) fund, that in recent years, has come in at around $60 billion.

But this year’s OCO has ballooned to $173 billion, almost three times what it’s been in previous years, because the Pentagon now says $97 billion in “base” funding can fall under the OCO account.

Pentagon Deputy Comptroller Elaine McCusker defended the accounting maneuver, telling reporters it was something the Pentagon has done before.

“The accounts that we have in OCO are accounts that have been funded in full or in part, in the past,” she told reporters Tuesday.

The budget proposal also includes new funding to build barriers along the Southwest barrier, but Pentagon officials could not provide specific details about how the new $3.6 billion could be used, other than to say it helps meet the $18 billion the Trump administration has identified to build the border wall.

Separately the Pentagon has also set aside an additional $3.6 billion to replace this year’s military construction funds that could soon be used to build border barriers under President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration.

In releasing details from the overall proposal, senior Pentagon officials stressed how the budget is strategy-driven and is intended to counter the growing competition from Russia and China in new areas.

“Future wars will be waged not just in the air, on the land or at sea, but also in space and cyberspace, dramatically increasing the complexity of warfare, Norquist said.

To that end the budget request increases space funding by 15 percent to $14.1 billion with most of that amount going to improve space capabilities, satellite communication and launches.

The new Space Force — advocated by Trump — the new Space Command and the Space Development Agency make up only $300 million of that funding.

The Pentagon budget also includes $9.6 billion on cyber operations, both offensive and defensive, a ten percent increase over last year.

Seeking to keep its competitive advantage on the battlefield, the Pentagon is also investing in new research of future technologies like artificial intelligence, hypersonics, directed energy and autonomous vehicles.

The new budget is also certain to please military service members who, if Congress approves, are in line to receive a 3.1 percent pay increase, an amount Pentagon officials touted as the largest request in a decade.

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Posted On 12 Mar 2019

Native American tribe donates $184,000 to cover funeral costs of people who died in Alabama tornadoes

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Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images(BEAUREGARD, Ala.) — A Native American tribe in Alabama has donated $184,000 to help cover the funeral costs of the 23 people killed by powerful tornadoes that hit a small town in Alabama last week.

“This disaster occurred so quickly and affected so many families who had no way to prepare to cover the cost to put their loved ones to rest,” Stephanie Bryan, CEO and chairman of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, told ABC News. “We live in an area that is prone to tornadoes and other natural disasters, so this a tragedy that strikes close to home in many, many ways.”

Bryan said that Lee County Coroner Bill Harris reached out to the tribe for financial aid in the aftermath of the tornadoes. Beauregard, a small town within Lee County, was torn apart by two tornadoes on March 3.

Initially, the tribe had agreed to donate $50,000, but Harris said it wasn’t enough, Harris told ABC News.

“[The tribe] said, ‘Tell us what it would take to cover all of it,’” Harris told ABC News. “I told them [$184,000] and they said, ‘Fine.'”

“I cannot thank them enough,” Harris added. “They have really stepped up to the plate on this one.”

Bryan said that this isn’t the first time the tribe provided natural disaster relief aid to a neighboring community, but it is the largest single donation the tribe has made to a county under her leadership.

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is the only federally recognized tribe of Native Americans in Alabama. The tribe has nearly 3,000 members, according to Bryan.

The two tornadoes tore through a roughly one-square-mile area of Beauregard, according to authorities. The storm caused the highest tornado death toll in the United States since 2013, with all 23 people dying from the first tornado, according to the National Weather Service. At least three children — ages 6, 9 and 10 — were among the victims.

One of those victims was Taylor Thornton, a 10-year-old who was visiting her best friend when the storm struck. Funeral services for Thornton were held March 8.

That same day, President Donald Trump visited Alabama to survey the damage caused by the tornado. Beauregard residents hope the president’s visit will bring more resources to the area. However, Harris also said that there have been many other generous donors in addition to the Poarch Creek Indians.

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Posted On 12 Mar 2019

Top Democrat calls DOJ officials’ statements on Mueller report ‘absolutely insupportable’

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Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence Committee is blasting two Justice Department officials for saying the department could ultimately refuse to grant Congress access to documents from special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, with the top Democrat denouncing those claims as “absolutely insupportable.”

Appearing at a forum in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday morning, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said he wanted to begin the event by responding directly to an ABC News report the day before – a report that appeared to offer the first full response from inside the Justice Department to claims from Schiff and other Democrats that failing to turn over Mueller’s final report or other evidence he uncovered would amount to a “double standard.”

“We may have seen a more substantial indication that the Justice Department may take a restrictive view of what it can share with either the Congress or the public,” Schiff said of what the two Justice Department officials anonymously told ABC News in the Tuesday report. “Make no mistake, it would be a graphic double standard.”

Speaking with ABC News on the condition of anonymity, the two senior Justice Department officials insisted congressional demands for information from the Mueller probe are different than demands for information from other recent, high-profile cases because – among other reasons – no federal law enforcement official has spoken publicly about details of the Mueller probe.

In past cases, such as the FBI investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, public statements by former FBI director James Comey specifically about the investigation undercut the Justice Department’s ability to argue that certain investigative materials should remain private, the two Justice Department officials told ABC News.

Schiff rejected that assessment, saying, “This is not something that the department can lay at the feet of James Comey.”

What’s more, Schiff said, “the public interest in getting a full accounting of what Bob Mueller’s been able to produce over the past two years is … far greater than it was in the email investigation given that [Mueller’s probe] goes to whether the president or people around him may be compromised by a foreign power.”

In fact, when Republicans were in control of Congress and eventually subpoenaed materials from the Clinton email probe, the Justice Department gave lawmakers access to 880,000 pages of documents.

Then, when Republicans were accusing the Justice Department of abusing its authority to target Trump’s inner circle and threatened to hold top officials in contempt of Congress, the department offered lawmakers access to a wide array of documents from the FBI’s investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign, including highly-sensitive materials related to Americans targeted in the probe.

“The necessity of the Justice Department appearing even-handed no matter who controls the congress necessitates provision of [Mueller’s] materials,” Schiff said, speaking at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor.

But the Justice Department officials who spoke with ABC News said that, in Mueller’s case, there are still ongoing investigations and prosecutions to protect.

By contrast, when the Justice Department provided Congress with hundreds of thousands of pages related to the Clinton email probe, that investigation was “over and closed,” one of the officials said. And when the Justice Department provided Congress with materials related to the FBI’s Russia-related probe, the department only shared documents when investigations were finished or when operations couldn’t be impacted by the release of documents, according to the officials.

In a letter to Congress at the time, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said the “voluminous” production of documents was done “in a manner that does not harm the integrity of any ongoing investigation.”

Meanwhile, Rosenstein has recently reiterated – in public – longstanding department policy prohibiting the disclosure of information that could harm people who haven’t been charged.

Last year, the Justice Department’s inspector general concluded Comey violated that policy when in July 2016 he announced Clinton and her aides shouldn’t be charged even though they were “extremely careless” in handling classified information.

Without those public comments, the Justice Department could have withheld documents from Congress on the basis that they reflected internal deliberations, according to the two senior officials who spoke with ABC News anonymously. But “from the get-go we had a very, very weak litigating position because” Comey had in effect waived that privilege, one of the official said.

On Tuesday, Schiff insisted that while the Justice Department “should obviously maintain its investigative interests, that cannot be held as an absolute bar to providing materials to Congress.” And, Schiff said, the department has hardly engaged in “an ironclad policy” of refusing to disclose information about uncharged persons.

He cited the Justice Department’s ultimate willingness to send Republicans in Congress thousands of text messages exchanged between former FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI attorney Lisa Page, who both repeatedly criticized Trump in strong terms while they worked on the FBI’s Clinton email probe and Russia-related investigation.

Strzok and Page “have not been the subject of indictment,” Schiff noted.

Democrats fear that even if Mueller fails to find evidence of criminal wrongdoing, he could find evidence of misconduct that the public might never see.

“People are entitled to know it, and Congress is entitled to know it,” the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., told ABC News last week. “It’s our job to hold the president accountable.”

Mueller could send his final report to Barr in the coming days. It is not expected to detail the findings of spin-off investigations that Mueller referred to prosecutors around the country to pursue separately.

Barr has publicly promised lawmakers that he will then send his own “report” on Mueller’s probe to Congress. It’s unclear how extensive that document will be.

Schiff and Nadler have said they will sue the Trump administration for Mueller’s evidence if necessary.

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Posted On 12 Mar 2019

‘Victor’s not a homicide number’: Councilwoman’s tearful speech after son, a USC student, slain near campus

U.S. NEWS 'Victor's not a homicide number': Councilwoman's tearful speech after son, a USC student, slain near campus https://linewsradio.com/victors-not-a-homicide-number-councilwomans-tearful-speech-after-son-a-usc-student-slain-near-campus/ http://abcnewsradioonline.com/national-news/

Lynette Gibson McElhaney(LOS ANGELES) — Days after University of Southern California student Victor McElhaney was gunned down, his mother, an Oakland city councilmember, was overcome with emotion as she spoke at the university.

“Victor’s not a homicide number or statistic or just another black boy gunned down in South Central Los Angeles,” Councilwoman Lynette Gibson McElhaney said of her slain 21-year-old son at a Tuesday news conference. “I want you all to know that Victor came into the world a drummer. He was drumming from the moment he could sit up.”

“He’s played for weddings and funerals and christenings and bat mitzvahs,” McElhaney said. “Can you imagine, African drums at a bat mitzvah? But that’s what he did. And he believed music could heal the world.”

Victor McElhaney, a senior at USC’s Thornton School of Music, was killed early Sunday morning in a robbery attempt near the Los Angeles campus.

“My baby was amazing. Every mother says that, but it was really true,” his grieving mother said. “He came into the world early … three pounds and 14 ounces of inquisitive power.”

Aaron Serfaty, a faculty member at USC’s Thornton School of Music, couldn’t hold back the tears as he spoke about his slain student.

“He was a brilliant musician first and a drummer second. But most of all, he was an amazing human being, and I thank you both for bringing him into this world,” Serfaty said.

“I can’t look at you — he looked exactly like you,” Serfaty said to Victor McElhaney’s parents, before breaking down in tears and joining them in a long, tearful embrace.

John Thomas, chief of USC’s department of public safety, added at the news conference, “Victor could not be contained by the walls of the University of Southern California. Just as he was a son of Oakland, he came down here and he became a son of my neighborhood — South Central Los Angeles. He was out in the community, he was doing things, he was involved, he was engaged.”

“We stand with you,” Ainsley Carry, USC vice president for student affairs, said to his family and friends at Tuesday’s news conference. “Every student that joins this family becomes a member of the Trojan family. And the loss of a single student creates a ripple effect through this entire community.”

“Our hearts are heavy and burdened today,” Carry said, as Victor McElhaney’s mother wept.

“Victor was a welcome for presence in our Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs. It was his home away from home,” Carry said. “This is where he would share his musical gifts and talents … this is also where, like a magnet, people were drawn to him.”

Though McElhaney is a councilmember, she stressed, “Victor made a name in his own right. I was Victor’s mom. Victor was not Lynette’s son.”

“I’m crying, but really I’m crying for all of those who never got to meet him and know him and be touched by him,” she said.

Victor McElhaney’s father, Clarence McElhaney, urged anyone with information about his son’s slaying to come forward.

“Silence is worse than the actual bullet that killed my son,” he said, choking back tears. “If you know something, say something to the police.”

Victor McElhaney and his friends had left a market early Sunday when they were confronted by several people, one of whom opened fire, said LAPD Capt. Billy Hayes.

Witnesses said the suspects were possibly three to four Hispanic men in their 20s, two of whom were armed, Hayes said. The suspects fled in a dark blue or gray sedan, Hayes said.

“We lost an angel,” Regina Scott, deputy chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, said Tuesday. “We have all resources available to help solve this crime.”

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Posted On 12 Mar 2019

Plane crashes into Ohio home, 1 dead: FAA

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Evgen_Prozhyrko/iStock(MADEIRA, Ohio) — A twin-engine Piper PA-31 plane crashed into a home near Madeira, Ohio, Tuesday afternoon, killing at least one person, according to a local fire official.

It was not immediately clear how many people were on board, however everyone who lives in the home has been accounted for and is safe, including two dogs, said Steve Ashbrook, Madeira and Indian Hill’s Joint Fire District Chief.

The plane struck a remodeled extension to the home, demolishing about half the house, Ashbrook said.

Investigators from the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) are headed to the scene.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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Posted On 12 Mar 2019

Bob Saget wants you to check out ABC’s ‘Videos After Dark’ — after the kids are in bed

Entertainment News  Bob Saget wants you to check out ABC's 'Videos After Dark' -- after the kids are in bed https://linewsradio.com/bob-saget-wants-you-to-check-out-abcs-videos-after-dark-after-the-kids-are-in-bed/ http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/

 

ABC/Eric McCandless(LOS ANGELES) — After Tuesday’s finale of The Bachelor on ABC, stick around for a sneak peek of Videos After Dark, hosted by original America’s Funniest Home Videos host, Bob Saget.

Saget tells ABC Radio he wants families to watch Videos After Dark and have some laughs, but warns “put the kids to bed” first, because the show is for older family members.

“It’s an edgier show,” says Saget. ” It’s got, you know, little kids, all of the sudden they say something that gets bleeped and they’re two, and you’re wondering, ‘what’s going on?’ And then all of the sudden, you know, there’s a flame thrower and a turkey and the house catches on fire and you’re like, ‘god!’

Maybe he’s exaggerating, a little.  Adds Saget, “The most important thing to me is before people go to bed is laugh. And it is at other people’s expense, but they sent the tape in.” 

The Videos After Dark sneak peek airs Tuesday at 10 p,m. ET, following The Bachelor season 23 finale on ABC.

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Posted On 12 Mar 2019