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Two sisters make Army history after both attain general’s rank

For the first time in the US Army‘s 244 year history, two sisters have attained the rank of general.

Maj. Gen. Maria Barrett and her younger sister, Brig. Gen. Paula Lodi, grew up in a military family. Their father, Ruston Lodi, served in World War II and received the Silver Star.

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Maj. Gen. Maria Barrett poses with Brig. Gen. Paula Lodi during then Col. Lodi’s promotion ceremony at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, VA on 12 July 2019.

Both have impressive resumes: Maj. Gen. Barrett is the Commanding General of NETCOM, while Brig. Gen. Lodi is the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations at the Office of the Surgeon General, USA Today reports.

But while fathers and sons have risen to general in the past, the Army believes this pair are the first sisters with the distinction.

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Maj. Gen. Maria Barrett presenting Brig. Gen. Paula Lodi a beret with one-star rank insignia as a tribute to the history of women serving in the Army and the historic moment of sisters serving together as General Officers.

“Maj. Gen. Maria Barrett and Brig. Gen. Paula Lodi represent the best America has to offer,” said Acting Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy. “However, this comes as no surprise to those who have known them and loved them throughout this extraordinary journey. This is a proud moment for their families and for the Army.”

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Tennessee couple, 6-year-old grandson dead in double murder-suicide, police say

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A Tennessee man killed his wife and 6-year-old grandson before taking his own life on Saturday, police said.

Terry Majors, 64, was believed to have shot and killed his wife, Leigh Shea-Majors, 61, and his grandson, Ty Dodson, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department told reporters.

Police said his 4-year-old granddaughter was not injured and ran to a neighbor for help.

The three were found dead in a home in Hermitage, which is about 20 minutes from Nashville, around 7 p.m. om Saturday, Fox 17 reported.

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The incident remained under investigation. No additional information, including a possible motive, has been released.

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Florida day care worker charged in death of 2-year-old left in hot van, officials say

A Florida day care worker, who reportedly failed to follow protocol and switched off a safety alarm in the van she was driving, has been charged in the July death of a 2-year-old boy who’d been left in the sweltering vehicle for hours.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office arrested Engrid Thurston, 46, on Friday. She has been charged with aggravated manslaughter in the death of Noah Sneed.

Thurston reportedly was released on bond Saturday.

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The Broward Sheriff’s Office arrested Engrid Thurston, 46, on Friday. She has been charged with aggravated manslaughter in the July death of Noah Sneed.  (Broward Sheriff’s Office)

Detectives said Thurston picked up Sneed and other children on July 29, adding that she had disengaged a safety alarm in the van that would have alerted her if she left anyone behind.

FLORIDA BOY, 2, DIED IN SWELTERING VAN AT DAYCARE CENTER AFTER DRIVER TURNED OFF SAFETY ALARM, REPORT SAYS

Thurston allegedly shut off the alarm – which would make a sound if passengers were left inside – before letting children out of the van that day.

Sneed was found dead in the parking lot of Ceressa’s Daycare & Preschool in Oakland Park on July 29 after he’d been left inside the vehicle for more than five hours as temperatures soared to around 93 degrees, the Miami Herald reported.

A medical examiner reportedly determined Sneed died of hyperthermia.

HOUSTON DAYCARE BUS DRIVER CHARGED OVER DEATH OF 3-YEAR-OLD IN 113-DEGREE VEHICLE

Sneed’s family was happy to hear an arrest had been made in the case, WPLG reported.

“This was a situation that could have been avoided, if proper procedures and protocol was followed,” Shatavia Symonette, Noah’s aunt, said. “Someone is to blame for it. It was a careless mistake, and we just want to make sure that it doesn’t happen to anybody else.”

Symonette added, “We have no idea [why the alarm was turned off], and those are the questions that we’re still asking.”

If convicted, Thurston could face a possible life sentence for the charge of aggravated manslaughter of a child.

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It was not immediately known if Thurston had an attorney.

Fox News’ Kira Grant and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Small plane crash near Las Vegas kills 2, injures 3

Two people were killed and three others were injured on Saturday night after small private plane crashed near a Nevada airport, investigators said.

Around 8:15 p.m. on Saturday, the single-engine Beechcraft Sierra plane, carrying four people, crashed right after takeoff from Henderson Executive Airport, which is about 25 minutes from Las Vegas, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) told Fox News. The crash unfolded about half a mile south of the airport, an FAA spokesman said, adding that the plane, made in 1977, caught fire after it crashed.

One person died at the scene and another died at a hospital, investigators said. They declined to release the names or ages of the victims.

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Two people were killed and three others were injured on Saturday night after a small private plane crashed near a Nevada airport, investigators said. (KVVU Fox 5)

Three people were hospitalized; two remained in the hospital in serious condition Sunday, Fox 5 in Las Vegas reported. The third person who had been hospitalized, apparently a good Samaritan, reportedly suffered from smoke inhalation.

The plane had a mechanical issue and turned around in an attempt to land when it crashed, The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported, citing a Henderson spokeswoman.

The pilot had reported to air traffic controllers that a door had come open about two minutes after takeoff, Fox 5 reported, citing air traffic control archives. The station reported that the next communication was about seven minutes after takeoff when another pilot reported the crash.

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The propeller plane, which reportedly was registered to a flight school in Southern California, was bound for Gillespie Field Airport in suburban San Diego, officials said.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) ware investigating the cause of the crash.

The NTSB, the lead investigative agency, was expected to have an investigator at the scene Sunday, according to a statement it sent to Fox News.

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Around 8:15 p.m. on Saturday, the single-engine Beechcraft Sierra plane, carrying four people, crashed right after taking off from Henderson Executive Airport, investigators said. (KVVU Fox 5)

“The investigator will document the scene, examine the aircraft, request any air traffic communications, radar data, weather reports and try to contact any witnesses,” the NTSB spokesman, Keith Holloway, said. “Also, the investigator will request maintenance records of the aircraft, and medical records and flight history of the pilot.”

Holloway told Fox News a preliminary report should be made available within the next two weeks but the exact cause of the crash will be released once the investigation was complete, which could take up to two years.

Less than 14 hours after the deadly plane crash had been reported, officials said another small plane made a hard landing at Henderson Executive Airport.

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The plane sustained minor damage and no injuries have been reported, according to the Henderson Fire Department.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Missouri man indicted in cold case murder he was quizzed about 31 years ago

A Missouri man has been indicted for a cold case murder he was questioned about 31 years ago after it happened, according to reports.

The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office said Friday in a news release the indictment charges Lawrence Timmons, 65, of Pierce City, with the murder of 31-year-old Cynthia Smith in 1988.

Shortly after Smith’s body was found in a cemetery, Timmons was questioned in connection with the death, but no charges were filed, KYTV reported Saturday.

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The station reported that the popular reality TV crime show “Cold Justice” helped investigators crack the case.

In the news release, the sheriff’s office said only that the case was reopened after investigators were contacted by a “private investigation firm who wished to assist with new information that they had received.”

“After several months of ongoing investigations, information was turned over to the Lawrence County prosecutor, who presented the information to a grand jury,” the sheriff’s office said. “After receiving the information, the grand jury issued the indictment on Timmons.”

The Rochester Democrat Chronicle reported Saturday that according to Missouri investigators, Oklahoma police have reopened investigations into two homicides: the 1994 murder of his first wife and the 1998 drowning death of an 11-year-old girl.

“We call him an opportunist,” Lawrence County Sgt. Melissa Phillips told the paper. “He does not target on sex or age. He has little boys in his past. He has little girls in his past. He has women in his past.”

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Mugshot for Lawrence Timmons, indicted last week for the cold case murder of a 31-year-old woman in Missouri 31 years ago. (Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office )

Investigators found Smith’s body 10 days after she was last seen leaving a Pierce City bar with an unknown man, the Springfield News-Leader reported.

She went to the bar after leaving her two sons, 8 and 4, with a babysitter who was the one who reported her missing, according to the paper.

KYTV reported that Timmons was arrested on a forgery charge last month after being charged with gaining employment to sell alcohol and lottery tickets despite being a felon.

He served three years behind bars for the felony kidnapping of an 11-year-old boy in 1976 who he also tried to drown in a cooler of water. The boy escaped and alerted police.

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Since the forgery arrest Timmons has been locked up in lieu of $250,000 bond.

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Education Department rejected 99 percent of applicants for student loan forgiveness program

The U.S. Department of Education accepted just 1 percent of applicants in the first year of a revamped student loan forgiveness program, according to a government watchdog report.

The Temporary Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (TEPSLF) was funded by Congress in 2018 to help students who were having trouble qualifying for loan forgiveness.

It expanded upon the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF), which was established in 2007 to forgive federal student loans for those who go to school and work in public service for at least 10 years. Borrowers in the program are expected to make 120 payments via specific repayment plans, among other requirements, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office.

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The U.S. Department of Education accepted just one percent of applications in the first year of a revamped student loan forgiveness program, according to a government watchdog report.  (iStock)

The report comes after the American Federation of Teachers sued Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over the Education Department’s handling of its student loan forgiveness program in July.

Congress had set aside $700 million in 2018 to temporarily expand the PSLF program with the goal to forgive the loans of students who didn’t initially qualify. Just $27 million of the amount has been used.

There were 54,184 applications completed between May 2018 and May 2019 for the TEPSLF program and only 661 were approved. Steps were “not clear to borrowers,” with many not aware they had to apply for the original PSLF program, even if they knew they didn’t qualify, according to the report.

A bulk of all applications — 71 percent– were considered ineligible for the program because they hadn’t submitted a PSLF application, with the report labeling the process as “confusing for borrowers.”

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“As a result, some eligible borrowers may miss the opportunity to have their loans forgiven,” the report said.

Three percent of borrowers were denied because they had yet to make 120 payments, while 4 percent were denied because they had no qualifying federal loans.

What makes it difficult for borrowers is that some of the Department of Education’s key resources for students didn’t include information on the expanded program and they don’t require federal loan services to include TEPSLF information on their websites, according to the report. A Department of Education official did say they will have a new online portal this fall that could include a simplified application process, “if they had sufficient resources and time.”

Right now they don’t have any specific plans to do so.

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Donald Trump recently signed an executive order on Aug. 21., forgiving all student loan debt for any permanently disabled U.S. military veteran.

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Albertsons joins other retails with gun policy change

Following mass shootings last month in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, that left a total of 31 people dead, a few major supermarket chains have changed their policy in an attempt to limit gun violence.

Albertsons has joined a list of retailers — including Walmart, Kroger, CVS and Walgreens — that have asked shoppers to not openly carry firearms.

“We want our stores to feel safe & welcoming for all, so we respectfully ask customers to not openly carry firearms in our stores unless they are authorized law enforcement officers,” the company said in a tweet.

KROGER JOINS WALMART IN ASKING CUSTOMERS TO ‘NO LONGER OPENLY CARRY FIREARMS’ IN STORES

Others responded to the tweet by Albertsons, including Dinah Miller, who wrote: “Thank you. No one needs a gun displayed around my Tom Thumb pharmacy or around little kids with their moms in the produce section. Signed, gun owner.”

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Albertsons has joined a list of supermarkets and stores that have asked shoppers to not openly carry firearms. (iStock)

The new supermarket changes will occur even in states where open-carry is legal in the hope it wards off potential shooters.

It’s not clear how the companies will implement or enforce their new policies, although a Walmart spokesperson told TIME that employees will be trained on how to deal with customers who walk in with a firearm. Other changes by Walmart include an announcement last Tuesday detailing the end of handgun sales in Alaska, and the discontinuation of short-barrel rifle and handgun ammunition sales nationwide.

“We know these decisions will inconvenience some of our customers, and we hope they will understand,” company CEO, Doug McMillon said. “As a company, we experienced two horrific events in one week, and we will never be the same.”

McMillon noted the store wouldn’t change its policy and approach regarding concealed-carry permits.

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Walmart previously raised the minimum age for firearm and ammunition purchase to 21, while Kroger stopped selling both in its Fred Meyer locations as a response to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Shooting in 2018.

The moves were praised by Democratic presidential contender Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, who called upon Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to stand up to the National Rifle Association (NRA). The NRA had responded to Walmart’s new policy on Sept. 3., by posting on Facebook: “Walmart pulls a Dick’s and disregards the Second Amendment.”

The post refers to Dick’s Sporting Goods decision to remove firearms and other hunting products from 125 of its stores. Nikolas Cruz, the Stoneman Douglas shooter, had previously bought a gun from Dick’s, although it was not used in the attack.

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Albertson Companies currently operates 34 stores across the United States.

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Remains of missing California mother of 3 discovered, husband arrested, sheriff’s office says

A search for a missing California mother of three came to a grisly end on Friday after her remains were discovered and her husband was arrested, according to officials.

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday on Facebook that Anthony Gumina, 44, was initially arrested on an outstanding no-bail warrant for domestic violence.

Detectives then simultaneously conducted a search warrant Friday in the Pleasant Valley area of El Dorado County, where they discovered what is believed to be the remains of 33-year-old Heather Gumina, his wife.

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Anthony Gumina, left, was arrested for homicide after the remains of his wife, Heather Waters, were discovered Friday, officials said. (El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office)

“Following the discovery, EDSO detectives arrested Anthony Gumina for homicide,” the sheriff’s office said.

MOM OF CALIFORNIA WOMAN MISSING FOR TWO WEEKS SAYS SHE’S ‘DYING INSIDE’

Gumina – who was also known as Heather Waters – is a 33-year-old mother of three from the Pleasant Valley area, located about 50 miles east of Sacramento.

She had not been seen since July 15, when she was released from the hospital after being treated for a broken collarbone. She spoke to her mother after spending the night at the hospital and complained she was released too soon.

Her mother, Joanna Russel, told FOX40 on Saturday that family members always feared this would have been the end result, and were heartbroken on Saturday.

“We’re super sad about what happened and I don’t know if we’re ever going to be OK,” Russel told FOX40. “I miss my daughter.”

CALIFORNIA MOTHER OF 3 MISSING FOR A WEEK, HAD RECENTLY BROKEN COLLARBONE, FAMILY SAYS

Russel, who described her daughter as one of the “most giving, loyal people,” said the grim discovery weeks later was devastating.

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Heather Gumina, also known as Heather Waters, was reported missing in Northern California in July. (El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office)

“I’m going to grieve for a very long time,” she told FOX40. “It’s like the world’s worst nightmare.”

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The sheriff’s office released a photo of Anthony Gumina under arrest, sitting down on what appeared to be a curb. Officials said in order to protect the integrity of their homicide investigation, not further information is being released at this time.

But while officials claim to have evidence linking Gumina to his wife’s death, a family member told FOX40 he believes the 44-year-old is innocent.

“I’m 100 percent positive that he didn’t do it,” Robert Shawaluk, a cousin of the Gumina, said Saturday. “He did nothing wrong. He loved her. He loved his wife. And for them to arrest him when he cooperated the whole time. He did nothing but cooperate with the cops.”

Fox News’ Christina Coleman contributed to this report.

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Cargo ship ‘listing heavily’ in Georgia port, crew evacuated, Coast Guard says

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All marine traffic into a major port in Georgia was subject to suspension early Sunday after a large cargo ship overturned, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

The Coast Guard’s Seventh District said on Twitter that it was joined by local agencies with “multiple rescue assets” on the scene after the Golden Ray cargo vessel was “listing heavily” near St. Simons Sound, Ga.

“The crew of the vessel is being evacuated at this time,” the Coast Guard said.

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Officials said that all vessel traffic in the Port of Brunswick is suspended unless approved by the captain of the port.

An image released by the Coast Guard showed the large ship turned to one side.

Further details on the status of the crew were not immediately available.

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The ship, a vehicles carrier, was built in 2017 and sails under the flag of the Marshall Islands, according to the vesselfinder.com.

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The Port of Brunswick is a major deepwater port in Georgia, which is comprised of three terminals that makes up the facility, according to the Georgia Ports Authority.

“The port’s well-earned reputation for productivity and efficiency is heightened by its position as one of the fastest-growing auto and heavy machinery ports in North America,” the GPA’s website states. “Today, more than 12 major auto manufacturers, supported by three auto processors, utilize the Colonel’s Island Terminal.”

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Former inmates protest brutal beating of Florida woman by prison guards

Several women spoke out Saturday against what they say is a history of physical and sexual abuse and mistreatment at the largest women’s prison in Florida after an inmate was allegedly beaten so badly by four prison guards that she is now paralyzed from the neck down.

Attorneys for Cheryl Weimar filed a criminal complaint Thursday against the Florida Department of Corrections and four unnamed male prison guards. The lawsuit says the guards beat Weimar on Aug. 21 when she told them she was unable to clean a toilet at the Lowell Correctional Institution because of a pre-existing hip condition.

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A photo of Cheryl Weimar before her incarceration. Her attorney is now pushing to be allowed to take photos and videos of her injuries. (Courtesy Ryan Andrews)

Since then, other former inmates have come forward to share their own stories of sexual and physical violence that they say has taken place for more than a decade at the second-largest women’s prison America.

Jordyn Cahill, a former Lowell inmate who says she used her time in prison to better herself and eventually became a certified paralegal, said in a message on YouTube that she is “astounded” by the attack on Weimar and detailed her own alleged experiences of sexual assault and harassment during her time there.

Cahill, who served eight years at the facility, ending in 2013, names nearly a dozen male officers in the video, pointedly asking them “do you remember” certain details of unwanted sexual advances towards her.

The former inmate said one officer who had a foot fetish refused to give her toilet paper until she showed him her toes. Another allegedly groped her and “forced your tongue down my throat and pushed all 300 pounds of your body against me.”

Cahill says yet another officer forced his hands down the back of her pants and groped her as she was leaving a room.

The Florida Department of Corrections did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment on the latest allegations.

“For Cheryl, and for any other incarcerated woman who has been physically abused or sexually abused by any officer, or any male inmate who has been sexually or physically abused by any officer, I am going to tell my story, I’m going to promote others to tell their story and I’m going to share the f— out of it,’’ Cahill said, adding that she is confident she would pass a lie detector test detailing her experiences.

Another formerly incarcerated woman posted on Instagram that she was sharing a photo of herself in a “And so I kept living,” t-shirt as “symbols of solidarity for our sisters who can’t speak for themselves. We will not be silenced.”

Change is Now, a prison activist group, posted a video on Facebook, that included photos of women who have died at Lowell due to abuse or medical neglect, the Miami Herald reported.

“Lowell Correctional family, friends and formerly incarcerated have sat silent long enough while our daughters, sisters, mothers, aunts, grandmothers and other women incarcerated in Lowell Correctional Institution have been harmed in one way or another,’’ the group said in a statement announcing a planned protest Saturday.

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“We will stand together united in silence as we scream for help for the women who remain incarcerated inside of Lowell Correctional Institution.’’

Weimar, 51, remains hospitalized and has to breathe and be fed through tubes as a result of her injuries, the lawsuit says.

The Florida Department of Corrections told Fox News it couldn’t comment on the lawsuit, but the guards alleged to have been involved in the incident have been reassigned to positions where they have no contact with inmates, pending the outcome of the investigation.

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