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Suspect steals gun during ‘anonymous’ masked orgy in Florida

A suspect stole a handgun during an “anonymous” masked orgy last month in central Florida, and sheriff’s deputies have said they have no leads.

Around 20 guests participated in the orgy, which was at a private residence in Deltona, Fla., about 30 miles north of Orlando during the weekend of July 19, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reported.

The theme was “anonymous sex” and participants were encouraged to use fake names, invite friends and “come and go as they pleased” during the weekend, according to the News-Journal. The party was also advertised on social media.

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The 9-mm Glock was left on the nightstand of the master bedroom during the party and police said the gun’s owner wasn’t able to make any identifications.

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“We’re probably not going to solve this one,” Volusia County Sheriff’s Sgt. Todd Smith said Thursday. “And DNA is not going to be an option.”

After the theft was reported, the homeowner was “apprehensive” about giving more details to detectives, but eventually told them about the party.

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He said he probably only knew five or six of the guests, the News-Journal reported.

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Gun background checks, ‘red flag’ laws may be on Senate agenda in the fall, Mitch McConnell says

Good morning and welcome to Fox News First. Here’s what you need to know as you start your Friday…

McConnell: Background checks and ‘red flag’ laws may be on Senate’s agenda in the fall
After several calls to bring the Senate back from recess to consider gun violence legislation following last weekend’s mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he and President Trump are considering several options, including background checks, and are “anxious for an outcome” when lawmakers return to Capitol Hill in the fall. McConnell won’t cut short the Senate vacation, as some lawmakers and 2020 presidential candidates have asked.

But he told a Kentucky radio station Thursday that Trump called him and they discussed several ideas, including background checks and “red flag” laws that allow authorities to seize firearms from someone deemed a threat to themselves or others. The president, he said, is “anxious to get an outcome and so am I.” Rush Limbaugh, meanwhile, has urged Trump not to trust Democrats to come to any compromise.

FBI kept using Steele dossier for FISA applications despite documenting ex-spy’s bias, documents show
The FBI continued to use British ex-spy Christopher Steele’s unverified Trump dossier in multiple Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court warrant application renewals, even after the bureau formally documented Steele’s anti-Trump bias following the 2016 presidential election, records obtained by Fox News show. The partially redacted documents, first acquired by Judicial Watch, also revealed that top Justice Department official Bruce Ohr maintained contact with Steele for at least six months after Steele was fired by the FBI for unauthorized media contacts in November 2016.

The records further confirm that Ohr knew of Steele’s anti-Trump bias before the 2016 election. “This is just the tip of the iceberg,” Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told Fox News’ “Hannity” on Thursday.

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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Des Moines Register Soapbox during a visit to the Iowa State Fair, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Latest Biden gaffe: Dem frontrunner says ‘poor kids’ just as bright as ‘white kids’
Former Vice President Joe Biden, the 2020 Democratic primary frontrunner, made another gaffe Thursday when he told a crowd in Iowa that “poor kids are just as bright and talented as white kids.” Biden, who famously directed supporters to a wrong number during last month’s debate — and misidentified the sites of recent mass shootings — quickly corrected himself after some applause from the crowd at the Asian & Latino Coalition PAC, and finished, “wealthy kids, black kids, Asian kids.”

It’s been a shaky week for Biden. He seemed to mix up his words while on the stump at the Iowa State Fair on Thursday. A few days ago, he mistakenly referred to the shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio as “the tragic events in Houston today and also in Michigan the day before.” He later corrected himself, according to a pool report.

Dems oppose NY bill making water attacks on police a felony
A Republican bill that would increase penalties for throwing water on cops is facing some initial Democratic opposition months before it could even be taken up. GOP lawmakers in New York are introducing a bill that would make throwing or spraying water “or any other substance” on a police officer a class E felony and punishable by up to four years in jail. Republicans in the state’s assembly were angered by viral videos of cops being drenched by groups of local residents — with NYPD officers apparently feeling unable to respond and walking away. Police have since made a number of arrests related to the cases, but the incidents have sparked national attention, with President Trump calling them “a total disgrace” last month.

‘The Hunt’ is still on, despite controversy 
NBC Universal still plans to release the controversial satirical movie “The Hunt” as scheduled on Sept. 27, despite significant backlash over the film, which depicts privileged vacationers hunting “deplorables” for sport. “There are no plans to not release the movie. No plans to move the release,” a studio source told Fox News. Characters in the R-rated film refer to the victims as “deplorables,” which is what Hillary Clinton infamously dubbed some Trump supporters during the 2016 election.

NBC’s Universal Pictures, which shares parent company Comcast with NBC News and MSNBC, told Fox News on Wednesday that the movie’s marketing campaign would be “temporarily paused” on the heels tragic mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. Critics say the movie represents a growing war on Trump supporters. Two real-life stories this week arguably illustrate that point: The backlash Equinox and SoulCycle investor Stephen Ross has received for agreeing to host a fundraiser for President Trump on Friday and Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro’s posting of the names and employers of dozens of Trump campaign donors on Twitter.

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Former Miss Iraq: Dem Rep. Omar ‘does not represent me as a Muslim.’
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Uber’s $5.4 billion loss tied to driver-appreciation payout.
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How AMC is getting people off their couches and into the movie theater.

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Daniel Cameron, a Republican candidate for Kentucky attorney general, shares his experience with liberal intolerance as he says the Democratic Party needs to stop telling black Americans how to think.

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This Day in History: Aug. 9

On this day, Aug. 9 …

2014: Michael Brown Jr., an unarmed 18-year-old black man, is shot to death by police Officer Darren Wilson following an altercation in Ferguson, Mo. Brown’s death leads to volatile protests in Ferguson and other U.S. cities, spawning a national “Black Lives Matter” movement.

Also on this day:

  • 1854: Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden,” which described Thoreau’s experiences while living near Walden Pond in Massachusetts, is first published.
  • 1910: The U.S. Patent Office grants Alva J. Fisher of the Hurley Machine Co. a patent for an electrically powered washing machine.
  • 1936: Jesse Owens wins his fourth gold medal at the Berlin Olympics as the United States takes first place in the 400-meter relay.
  • 1944: More than 250 African-American sailors based at Port Chicago, Calif., refuse to load a munitions ship following a cargo vessel explosion that kills 320 men, many of them black. (Fifty of the sailors would be convicted of mutiny, fined and imprisoned.)
  • 1945: Three days after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, a U.S. B-29 Superfortress code-named Bockscar drops a nuclear device (“Fat Man”) over Nagasaki, killing an estimated 74,000 people.
  • 1974: Vice President Gerald R. Ford becomes the nation’s 38th chief executive as President Richard Nixon’s resignation takes effect.
  • 1982: A federal judge in Washington orders John W. Hinckley Jr., who’d been acquitted of shooting President Ronald Reagan and three others by reason of insanity, committed to a mental hospital.
  • 1985: A federal judge in Norfolk, Va., finds retired Navy officer Arthur J. Walker guilty of seven counts of spying for the Soviet Union. (Walker would receive a life sentence and die in prison in 2014 at age 79.)
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Grateful Dead lead singer Jerry Garcia performs at the Oakland , Calif., Coliseum, Nov. 1, 1992 . (AP Photo/Kristy McDonald)

  • 1995: Jerry Garcia, a co-founder of the Grateful Dead, dies in Forest Knolls, Calif., of a heart attack at age 53.
  • 2018: Vice President Mike Pence announces plans for a new, separate U.S. Space Force as a sixth military service by 2020. 
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Texas airport watches as pilot son returns remains of Vietnam vet father

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A Southwest pilot flew the plane that returned his Vietnam’s veteran father’s remains to Dallas Thursday – more than half a century after he was deployed to fight for his country.

U.S. Air Force Col.  Roy A. Knight, Jr.’s remains arrived at  Dallas’ Love Field on Thursday and the emotional return was documented by a journalist who was there who covered the shooting in El Paso.

“I’m at the airport in Dallas, waiting for my flight home to DC from El Paso, and something incredible is happening,” reporter Jackson Proskow tweeted.

Knight’s remains were identified earlier this year.

“When he left from this very airport to fight in Vietnam his 5-year-old son came to the airfield and waved goodbye,” Proskow wrote. “It was the last time he would see his father alive.”

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Proskow wrote that Knight’s plane was shot down in Laos in 1967. He was first listed as missing in action until he was declared killed in action in 1974, according to his obituary.

“Col. Knight ejected from his aircraft, but no parachute was seen deploying,” a gate agent told Proskow. “A search was undertaken but could not find him.”

“The entire terminal has come to watch this arrival,” he wrote. “Incredible moment to watch. The entire airport fell silent.”

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Proskow added the moment was a “privilege” to witness.

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Armed off-duty firefighter halts armed suspect at Walmart store in Missouri, police say

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An armed man wearing body armor sent panicked shoppers fleeing from a Walmart store in Missouri on Thursday, but an armed off-duty firefighter was able to detain the suspect until police officers arrived to make an arrest, Springfield police said.

The 20-year-old suspect was carrying loaded tactical weapons, according to reports.

“His intent obviously was to cause chaos here, and he did that,” Springfield police Lt. Mike Lucas told The Springfield News-Leader.

“His intent obviously was to cause chaos here, and he did that.”

— Lt. Mike Lucas, Springfield Police Department

In a Facebook post, Springfield police wrote that officers were dispatched to the Walmart store around 4:10 p.m. Thursday on reports of  “an armed white male.”

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The suspect was wearing body armor and military-style clothing, according to the News-Leader, which cited information from Lucas.  He walked inside the Walmart carrying a “tactical rifle” and another gun, the newspaper reported, and carried more than 100 rounds of ammunition.

The suspect grabbed a cart, pushed it around the store and recorded cell phone video of himself walking through the Walmart, Springfield’s KY3 reported, citing police.

The television station reported that the store manager pulled a fire alarm, which prompted people to flee from the store.

The suspect then made his way out an emergency exit where the firefighter held the man at gunpoint, the station reported, adding that police showed up about three minutes later and made the arrrest.

DAYTON SHOOTING, CHAOS CAPTURED ON SURVEILLANCE VIDEO AS OFFICERS SEEN RACING TOWARD GUNFIRE

Police said no shots were fired and no one was injured.

Lucas described the suspect as “pretty stoic” during initial police contact, the News-Leader reported.

“At this time, the investigation is on-going and we are working to determine his motives,” police said in the Facebook post.

A fire marshal was reportedly called out to the scene to inspect the suspect’s car in the parking lot, to make sure there were no bombs in the vehicle.  Police said investigators will review surveillance video from the store and also check the suspect’s social media accounts to see if he was live-streaming the events, the newspaper reported.

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The incident happened five days after a mass shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, that resulted in 22 deaths.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Victoria’s Secret CEO said Jeffrey Epstein ‘misappropriated vast sums’ as his financial manager

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Victoria’s Secret CEO Leslie Wexner has claimed that wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein “misappropriated vast sums of money” while serving as his wealth manager for close to a decade.

Wexner, who is also the founder of L Brands, a fashion retailer, said he decided to sever ties with Epstein in 2007 when allegations surfaced that he had sexually abused underage girls. “In that process, we discovered that he had misappropriated vast sums of money from me and my family,” Wexner wrote in a letter this week to his company employees.

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Wexner asked Epstein to step back from his roles as both manager of his personal finances and trustee of the Wexner Foundation, though Epstein has denied any improprieties.

“With his credibility and our trust in him destroyed, we immediately severed ties with him,” Wexner wrote. “We were able to recover some of the funds.”

The Wall Street Journal reported this week that the missing funds amounted to $46 million, and the billionaire wrote that some of the donations that Epstein made to Wexner’s charitable foundation, “represented a portion of the returned monies.”

“All of that money — every dollar of it — was originally Wexner family money,” the letter said.

L Brands has hired a law firm to investigate Epstein’s role in the finances of the parent company.

In 2008 Epstein took a controversial nonprosecution plea deal in Miami, resulting in an 18-month sentence for solicitation of prostitution involving an underage victim. (He served 13 months of that sentence.)

Wexner said he is “embarrassed” and was “deceived” by Epstein. Epstein, meanwhile, is embroiled in a new scandal: He now faces additional charges of sex-trafficking and misconduct, with prosecutors in New York alleging that he paid girls as young as 14 hundreds of dollars for massages before molesting them at his homes in New York and Palm Beach, Fla., from 2002 through 2005.

“As the story has unfolded further, and the extent of the pain caused by Mr. Epstein continues to grow, I have spent time reflecting and searching for answers as to how this could have happened. My heart goes out to each person who has suffered unthinkable pain and I pray for their healing,” Wexner said.

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Before Wexner’s letter, not a lot was known about how Epstein amassed his wealth, which includes a $77 million Manhattan mansion that he acquired through Wexner, a $12 million Palm Beach estate, a private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands, properties in New Mexico and Paris, a private jet and more. Epstein has been notoriously tight-lipped about his portfolio of billionaire clients, developed via the firm he created in the early 1980s.

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California gang member in custody after stabbing, robbery spree that killed 4, wounded 2: police

A “documented gang member,” who police said “should have been in prison,” was responsible for a two-hour stabbing and robbery rampage in Southern California that killed four people and injured two, authorities said Thursday.

Garden Grove Police Chief Tom DaRe told reporters that Zachary Castaneda “could have injured or killed many other people” had he not been apprehended as he walked out of a convenience store in the neighboring city of Santa Ana, dropping a knife and a gun he had taken from a security guard he had just killed.

Police told reporters the violence appeared to be “random,” with DaRe adding that Castaneda was “violent” with detectives who attempted to interview him Wednesday night and was kept in restraints.

“He never told us why he did this,” the chief said. “We know this guy was full of anger.”

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Police work the scene of a stabbing in Santa Ana, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. A man killed multiple people and wounded others in a string of robberies and stabbings in California’s Orange County before he was arrested, police said Wednesday.  (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Police said the violence unfolded across eight crime scenes in Garden Grove and Santa Ana, including an apartment complex, a bakery, an insurance office, a gas station and a Subway restaurant. The attacker and four of his alleged victims were described as Hispanic, the other two were described as Caucasian.

The two people who were injured in the attacks, a 44-year-old Hispanic man and a 54-year-old Hispanic woman, had undergone surgeries and were listed in stable condition.

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Castaneda has a conviction for possession of meth for sale while armed with an assault rifle, said DaRe, who added that investigators were still putting together his entire criminal history, he said. Officials didn’t specify what crimes sent Castaneda to prison or when he was released, but the chief said the suspect should “never have been considered for early release” from prison based on his prior arrest record.

Garden Grove police Lt. Carl Whitney said police had previously gone to Castaneda’s Garden Grove apartment to deal with a child custody issue. The suspect’s mother had been living with him and had once asked police how she could evict her son, he said.

Whitney said Castaneda stabbed two men to death during a confrontation after he allegedly burglarized their apartment. Police said one of the men died inside an apartment and another was found wounded on the balcony and died at a hospital.

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One of the victims at the apartment was identified as Romanian immigrant Helmuth Hauprich, 62. Hauprich’s son, Erwin, told The Associated Press that his father had called him and said his passport, green card, sword collection and even a dining table were taken from the apartment.

Erwin Hauprich said his father never called back and he went to check on him after hearing there had been a stabbing at the complex.

A police officer told him that Helmuth Hauprich had been taken to the hospital, where he died, the son said. He said he was told his father’s roommate was killed in the apartment.

Whitney told reporters a bakery also was robbed where Castaneda allegedly threatened a clerk with either a gun or a knife and took cash.

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The bakery owner, Dona Beltran, said she was sitting in her car charging her cellphone when she saw a tattooed man get out of a Mercedes and go inside the business. Beltran, 45, followed him inside to offer help but kept quiet when she saw him trying to open the cash register.

She then ran out of the shop and yelled she was being robbed before taking refuge in a nearby dental office, she said. He ended up taking the entire register with him, which had about $200, she said.

“I saved myself because I was in the car,” she said in Spanish on Thursday. “Thank God I am alive.”

Castaneda also robbed an insurance business, where the 54-year-old woman was stabbed several times and “almost killed,” Whitney said.

“She fought as best she could,” said the lieutenant, who added that Castaneda was armed with “some sort of machete knives” when he confronted the woman and got away with cash.

He then went to a check-cashing business next door, according to Whitney, where an employee “threw cash at the suspect.” He then took off again.

Police said shortly after 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Castaneda drove up to a Chevron gas station, where he attacked a man pumping gas “for no reason.”

“There was no robbery,” said Whitney, who added that the victim was stabbed in the back and “his nose was nearly severed off his face,”

Whitney said undercover detectives tracked Castaneda’s silver Mercedes to the parking lot of the 7-Eleven in Santa Ana and within a minute of their arrival, the suspect walked out of the store, carrying a large knife and a gun that he had cut from the belt of a security guard he allegedly stabbed shortly before.

Police ordered the man to drop his weapons and Castaneda complied.

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Whitney told reporters after Castaneda was taken into custody they learned that a man who was about to enter a nearby Subway restaurant also had been fatally stabbed during a robbery.

Whitney said surveillance cameras caught some of the attacks.

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Charges have not yet been filed. Police said they are still processing evidence from eight different crime scenes and once they reviewed all the evidence the district attorney’s office will file charges.

Castaneda is scheduled to be arraigned on Friday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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South Carolina man, 37, gets life sentence for impregnating 10-year-old girl, officials say

A 37-year-old South Carolina man was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday after raping and impregnating a 10-year-old girl who was watching cartoons when the assault occurred, officials said.

Tony Orlanda Singleton was convicted of first-degree criminal sexual assault after a two-day trial at the Hampton County Courthouse, the 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office said in a news release.

CALIFORNIA POLICE OFFICER ACCUSED OF SOLICITING MINOR FOR SEX FOUND DEAD IN APPARENT SUICIDE, COPS SAY

“This girl should be getting ready to go back to school, making friends, braiding her hair – things other girls her age typically are engaged in,” said prosecutor Hunter Swanson of the 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office. “Instead, she’s in a courtroom, reliving a horrific ordeal.”

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Singleton has previous convictions for traffic and drug offenses, the solicitor’s office said. (14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office via AP)

Singleton, who knew the girl’s mother, entered a room where the 10-year-old was watching “SpongeBob SquarePants” in April 2016, turned off the lights and raped her, the solicitor’s office said.

A few months later, the girl’s mother took her to get an abortion, officials said. The child then told a forensic interviewer how she’d been forced into intercourse.

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A DNA sample from the fetus proved Singleton was the father, according to the news release.

A jury handed down its verdict after deliberating for less than an hour. Circuit Judge Carmen Mullen then delivered a life sentence without parole.

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Manhunt for Tennessee inmate wanted in correctional officer murder, cops warn he’s ‘extremely dangerous’

A manhunt for an “extremely dangerous” escaped Tennessee inmate wanted as a person of interest in the death of a corrections employee continued Thursday as officials warned the public to stay vigilant in light of the possibility Curtis Ray Watson altered his appearance.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released several images of Watson, 44, Thursday, fearing he may have altered his image since breaking out from the West Tennessee State Penitentiary on Wednesday.

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“If you spot Curtis Watson do not approach him. Call 911. He is considered to be dangerous,” TBI Director David Rausch told reporters at a press conference Wednesday night.

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released several images of Curtis Ray Watson, 44, Thursday, fearing that the escaped inmate may have altered his image since breaking out from the West Tennessee State Penitentiary the previous day. He is picture from left to right in mugshots dating from 2011 to his present incarceration.  (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation)

According to TBI Commissioner Tony Parker, officials first learned of Watson’s disappearance Wednesday morning after discovering the body of correctional administrator Debra Johnson.

Johnson, 64, was found dead in her home at around 11:30 a.m. Parker said the home was one of several residences on the prison’s property where staff members live.

The prison was placed on lockdown and an official count was conducted. It was at this point that Watson, who was described as a minimum custody inmate that worked as a farm laborer, was unaccounted for.

Officials contacted the TBI and local authorities and a manhunt was initiated.

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“She led a distinguished career over 38 years of service to the people of this great state,” Parker said of Johnson. “I want to extend my condolences to the family of Ms. johnson who was the victim of this homicide.”

Authorities have since named Watson a “person of interest” in Wednesday’s homicide.

Rausch urged residents in the area to remain “vigilant” and contact authorities if they notice anything suspicious.

“If you spot Curtis Watson do not approach him. Call 911. He is considered to be dangerous.”

Police shared several images of Watson over the years, fearing he may have altered his appearance. They also posted several pictures of tattoos that Watson has which would be more identifiable.

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Rausch said Watson was added to the TBI’s Most Wanted list but would not say if the suspect was armed, adding that Watson fled the area in a tractor that was found just over a mile from the crime scene.

Authorities could not say if the victim had any contact with Watson prior to her death.

Watson was serving a 15-year sentence for an aggravated kidnapping conviction in 2013. He was set to be released in 2025. He had previously been jailed for a child abuse conviction and was released in  2011.

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2019 Atlantic hurricane season now favors ‘above-normal’ activity, with 10-17 named storms, NOAA says

After a timid start to the Atlantic hurricane season, forecasters are advising that conditions have changed to allow for “above-normal” activity as the peak months of the season have arrived.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in its mid-season outlook that an El Nino weather pattern in the Pacific Ocean has ended, leading to neutral conditions that are more favorable for tropical activity.

“El Nino typically suppresses Atlantic hurricane activity but now that it’s gone, we could see a busier season ahead,” said Gerry Bell, lead seasonal hurricane forecaster at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. “This evolution, combined with the more conducive conditions associated with the ongoing high-activity era for Atlantic hurricanes that began in 1995, increases the likelihood of above-normal activity this year.”

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NOAA forecasters are now calling for 10-17 named storms with winds of 39 mph or higher, of which five to nine could strengthen into hurricanes. Of those storms, there will be two to four major hurricanes, which are classified as Category 3, 4, and 5 with winds of 111 mph or higher.

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The updated 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season outlook. (NOAA)

Forecasters this year have also increased the likelihood of an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season to 45 percent, up from a 30 percent chance from the pre-season outlook issued in May. The likelihood of near-normal activity is now at 35 percent and the chance of below-normal activity has dropped to 20 percent for this year’s hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30.

An average hurricane season produces 12 named storms, of which six become hurricanes, including three major hurricanes, according to NOAA. The peak months of the hurricane season, August through October, are now underway.

Forecasters also stressed the NOAA outlook is for overall seasonal activity and not a landfall forecast. Landfalls are largely determined by short-term weather patterns, which are only predictable within about a week of a storm potentially reaching a coastline, according to the NOAA.

Those living in impact zones along the coast and inland are warned to be prepared for whatever may come this hurricane season.

“Today’s updated outlook is a reminder to be prepared,” Acting FEMA administrator Pete Gaynor said in a statement. “We urge everyone to learn more about hurricane hazards and prepare now, ahead of time, so that if state and local authorities announce evacuations in advance of a storm, you and your family will have planned where to go and what to do to stay safe.”

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So far, two named storms have formed this year.

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The list of names for the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season. (NOAA)

Subtropical storm Andrea formed on May 21 and quickly fizzled a day later over the Atlantic, southwest of Bermuda. Hurricane Barry, the second storm, made landfall in Louisiana on July 13 as a Category 1 storm.

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The 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, and this year includes the names: Andrea, Barry, Chantal, Dorian, Erin, Fernand, Gabrielle, Humberto, Imelda, Jerry, Karen, Lorenzo, Melissa, Nestor, Olga, Pablo, Rebekah, Sebastien, Tanya, Van, and Wendy.

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