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Coast Guard suspends search for firefighters lost at sea after Florida fishing trip

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The U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday suspended its search for two firefighters who vanished after embarking on a fishing trip off the coast of Florida almost a week ago.

SEARCH FOR FIREFIGHTERS WHO VANISHED WHILE FISHING INTENSIFIES, NEXT 24 HOURS CRITICAL

Hundreds of local, state and federal agencies– as well as civilian volunteers– have scoured tens of thousands of miles along the East Coast in a six-day long search for two off-duty firefighters, Justin Walker and Brian McCluney. The two failed to return from a trip on a 24-foot fishing vessel off the coast of Cape Canaveral on Friday.

“We have reached a point where our computer modeling and our ability to search a given location are no longer allowing us to search with any reasonable degree of probability of success,” Capt. Mark Vaun, commander of the Coast Guard Sector in Jacksonville, told news outlets.

Officials called on civilian boater volunteers at ports in Savannah, Ga., South Carolina and even as far north as New England to help with search efforts, as the Gulf Stream current may have pulled the vessel northward along the East Coast, Orlando’s WESH reported

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McCluney works for the Jacksonville department while Walker is a master technician with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department in Virginia, just outside the nation’s capital. The vessel they were aboard belonged to McCluney’s late father and has experienced mechanical problems in the past, McCluney’s wife told WKMG-TV.

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Recent NBC intern Erin Edwards killed by mom in murder-suicide

A Boston University student and former intern at NBC 4 New York was shot to death by her mother on Wednesday, the news station reported.

Erin Edwards, 20, and her 24-year-old brother were both killed by their mother inside their home near Atlanta, authorities said. The mother, Marsha Edwards, then fatally shot herself, police said.

NEW YORK CITY MAN, 72, FATALLY STABBED WIFE BEFORE LEAPING TO HIS OWN DEATH, REPORTS SAY

Erin interned for NBC New York’s digital team this summer while on a break from Boston University, the station reported Thursday.

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Erin Edwards, who interned at NBC New York, was shot by her mother in Atlanta in an apparent murder-suicide. (New York Post/Facebook)

“All of us in the newsroom just shocked to hear this news,” evening anchor Stefan Holt said in a newscast Thursday.

“Erin was a special person — exuberant, cheerful, a gifted story teller who just had a passion for journalism and it showed,” he added.

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It was not clear whether there was a motive for the killings.

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Serial killer who targeted gay men executed in Florida after eating hearty last meal

A mass murderer known as the “I-95 killer,” who spent the majority of 1994 targeting gay men — including a Navy World War II veteran — ate three burgers, fries and bacon before he was executed late Thursday in Florida.

Gary Ray Bowles, 57, was pronounced dead at 10:58 p.m. Thursday evening after receiving a lethal injection at Florida State Prison in Starke, the office of Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, said. Bowles had already eaten his last meal by 3 p.m. that afternoon, prison officials told WJXT.

EXECUTION OF ‘I-95 KILLER,’ WHO TARGETED GAY MEN ALONG BUSY CORRIDOR, DELAYED AS LAWYERS APPEAL

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-minute appeal filed by Bowles’ attorneys earlier Thursday that argued their client was not mentally fit to receive the death penalty, clearing the way for his execution to proceed as planned.

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In this undated photo provided by the Florida Department of Corrections, Gary Ray Bowles is shown. Bowles, a serial killer who preyed on older gay men during an eight-month spree in 1994 that left six dead, was executed by lethal injection Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, at Florida State prison. (Florida Department of Corrections via AP)

Bowles was condemned to die for his murder conviction in the 1994 slaying of Walter Hinton, a 42-year-old who was strangled and had his head smashed with a concrete block, in Jacksonville Beach, Fla. That was one of the six known killings that terrorized the Interstate 95 corridor that year and earned him the nickname of the “I-95 killer.” In each case, Bowles had a signature: He stuffed the victims’ throats with objects, including rags, toilet paper, dirt, leaves — even a sex toy.

Police were on Bowles’ trail after his first killing in 1994 in Daytona Beach. Bowles left investigators a slew of evidence, including a probation document left at the scene and ATM footage showing him trying to withdraw money from the victim, John Hardy Roberts,’ bank account.

Milton Bradley, a Navy World War II veteran, was living in Savannah when he met the serial killer in May 1994 at a now-closed gay bar in the Georgia city’s historic district, a former police detective told the Associated Press. His body was found bludgeoned at a golf course with leaves and dirt stuffed down his throat.

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Bowles maintained he was heterosexual but has acknowledged letting gay men perform sex acts on him for money. Prosecutors said it was how the self-described hustler survived: often using his targets for money or a place to stay, but eventually snapping and killing them.

The mass murderer was raised in West Virginia, where he experienced drugs and violence at a young age. His father was a coal miner who died of black lung disease before he was born. His mother remarried multiple times, and his first two stepfathers were abusive, according to court records.

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His mother and brother have testified that Bowles began drinking, smoking marijuana and huffing glue when he was 11. When he was 13, he fought back against his second stepfather, smashing a rock into his head and nearly killing him, The Associated Press reported, citing court records.

He also had a history of violence against women. Bowles was convicted of beating and raping his girlfriend while living in Tampa in 1982 and sentenced to eight years in prison. The victim reportedly sustained severe injuries.

Fox News’ Greg Norman, Vandana Rambaran and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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This Day in History: Aug. 23

On this day, Aug. 23 …

2008: Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama introduces Joe Biden as his choice for vice president.his running mate.

Also on this day:

  • 1305: Scottish leader William Wallace is executed in London.
  • 1914: Japan declares war on Germany in World War I.
  • 1939: Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union sign a non-aggression treaty.
  • 2000: Approximately 51.7 million people watch the season finale of the first season of “Survivor” on CBS.   
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Louisiana boy, 5, brings cocaine to school, police say; 2 adults arrested

A man and woman in Louisiana were arrested after a kindergartner brought three bags of cocaine to a New Orleans-area school Tuesday, investigators said.

A teacher called a school resource officer after the 5-year-old student was seen holding a bag of white powder, later discovered to be cocaine. The officer found two additional bags of the drug, Slidell, La., police said in a Facebook post.

“Throughout the investigation, it was apparent the child had no knowledge about the drugs,” police said.

PHILADELPHIA 5-YEAR-OLD BRINGS 22 BAGS OF CRACK COCAINE TO SCHOOL, POLICE SAY

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Investigators said a 5-year-old student brought three bags of cocaine to school Tuesday. (Slidell Police Department )

Detectives searched the child’s home and arrested Angelica Stanley, 23, and Ellis Cousin, 51, after more cocaine allegedly turned up inside.

“It’s a terrible thing but the silver lining in all this is that the teacher did a phenomenal job being alert, notifying the SRO [school resource officer], taking immediate action,” Slidell police Det. Daniel Seuzeneau told FOX 8 of New Orleans. “God only knows what would have happened if this child would have ingested the cocaine, if another student would have ingested the cocaine, I mean it would have been terrible.”

“God only knows what would have happened if this child would have ingested the cocaine … It would have been terrible.”

— Det. Daniel Seuzeneau, Slidell, La., police

Investigators said Stanley and Cousin stored the drugs in the child’s clothing, but didn’t offer additional details.

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Angelica Stanley, 23, and Ellis Cousin, 51, were arrested Tuesday during an investigation into a kindergartener who brought cocaine to school Tuesday, police said. (Slidell Police Department )

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Police did not disclose the name of the school or the relationship between the child and the suspects. They said “proper steps were taken to ensure the future well-being of the child,” but offered no specifics.

Stanley and Cousin were charged with possession of a schedule II narcotic with the intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and cruelty to a juvenile, according to St. Tammy Parish jail logs.

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Bobcats caught on camera running amok in Utah neighborhoods

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A family of bobcats was spotted roaming through Salt Lake City and Millcreek in Utah in broad daylight this week, a rarity for the animals.

“For them to be seen in a neighborhood — full daylight, in kind of an urban area — is a little bit more unusual,” Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) spokesperson Faith Heaton Jolley told Fox 13.

The stunning video showed a mother bobcat and her cubs scampering through backyards.

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Jolley told the station that the bobcat population has declined this year due to what biologists believe to be a decrease in the number of rabbits, a frequent source of food.

“The theory is, when they [bobcats] do come into urban areas, they’re typically just looking for other food sources,” she said.

Although the neighborhoods have seen other wildlife activity, including deer, quail, snakes and even hawks, bobcats have been a rarity. The DWR warned the cats are “cute but wild!”

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“One of our biologists has speculated, maybe the mother was trying to teach her kittens to hunt,” Jolley said. “We’re kind of speculating that it’s the same family of bobcats traveling through.”

The DWR warned people living in the area to “bring your pets in at night and watch the bobcats from a distance,” to avoid danger.

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Missing Cipriani head chef’s body found at New York hostel, police say

The body of a head chef at a popular New York City restaurant was found dead Wednesday at a hostel in Queens after he had been missing for four days, police told Fox News.

Andrea Zamperoni, who had been a chef at Cipriani Dolci in Grand Central Station for nearly a decade, did not show up for work on Monday, causing coworkers to worry and alert law enforcement, the New York Police Department said.

“We have sadly learned that Andrea Zamperoni, a well-respected and beloved member of the Cipriani team for many years, who went missing last Sunday has been found deceased,” the restaurant told Fox News in a statement Thursday.

“His brother is overcome with grief and regrets he will not be available to provide any comments.  We will keep Andrea’s family in our thoughts and prayers and respect their privacy during this difficult time.”

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Andrea Zamperoni, a chef at a popular restaurant in New York’s Grand Central Terminal was found dead on Wednesday at a hostel in Queens. (NYPD via AP, File)

CIPRIANI HEAD CHEF MISSING, REPORTEDLY LAST SEEN GETTING INTO CAR

Zamperoni, an Italian native who was on a work visa in the U.S., was last seen leaving the restaurant around 9 p.m. on Saturday.

Sous chef Manuel Ignacio Albo told WNBC-TV that Zamperoni’s roommate said the chef went home to his apartment in Flushing, Queens, and then stepped outside and got into a car.

Police discovered his body at the Kamway Lodge in Queens but did not release further details about the cause of death. The hostel declined to comment on the incident to Fox News.

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“Andrea was a responsible, good-hearted,  kind and very hard-working individual who will be deeply missed by all of us,” Cipriani told Fox News in a statement.

“We trust the NYPD is exerting all efforts to investigate and bring clarity to this tragic situation.”

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Pennsylvania woman, 19, wanted in stabbings of 2 sisters; 1 killed

Police are searching for a Philadelphia teen accused of stabbing two sisters, killing one and critically wounding the other.

The Philadelphia Police Department said Thursday that Tianna Thomas, 19, was wanted in the Tuesday attack. Investigators say Thomas stabbed 23-year old Shantae Garrison multiple times in the chest, back and legs during an incident authorities reportedly believe started as a neighborhood dispute.

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Garrison was rushed to a nearby hospital where she died.

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Philadelphia Police said 19-year-old Tianna Thomas is wanted in connected to a double stabbing that killed one woman and left another in critical condition.  (Philadelphia Police Department)

Thomas also allegedly stabbed Garrison’s 28-year-old sister, who police said “sustained lacerations to her lip, forehead and wrist.”

The sister, who police did not name, was transported to the same hospital and was listed in critical condition.

Investigators said video of the incident showed as many as seven other women who were with Thomas at the time of the stabbings and took part in the assault, according to Fox 29.

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The group approached the victims and several other women and a fight ensued, the television station reported, adding that investigators said a woman believed to be Thomas could be seen stabbing Garrison repeatedly.

Video also reportedly showed Thomas attacking the second victim.

Philadelphia police urged Thomas and the other women allegedly involved to turn themselves in.

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Thomas lived across from the sisters in the Brewerytown neighborhood of West Philadelphia, WPVI-TV reported.

Philadelphia police told Fox News that Thomas will face charges including murder and attempted murder.

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Man, 49, arrested after body of Dallas woman, 22, found in burning SUV

A 49-year-old Texas man has been arrested and charged with capital murder in the death of a woman whose body was found in her burning SUV, according to Dallas police.

Glen Richter was arrested and booked early Thursday into the Dallas County jail in the death of 22-year-old Sara Hudson, who worked in Dallas after graduating recently from the University of Arkansas, as Fox 4 reported.

Investigators said firefighters responded Monday evening to a report of a vehicle fire, and Hudson’s body was found inside after the flames were extinguished.

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Authorities say Glen Richter was arrested and booked in Dallas for the death of 22-year-old Sara Hudson. (Dallas County Jail / Facebook)

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Her family said she was intending to meet with friends to celebrate her birthday.

“I can still hear her laughter and her smile. I mean, she was just joyful, joyful. She celebrated life with all she had,” said Angela Aragon, her aunt, to the news outlet.

Police have not revealed a motive in the killing.

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A police affidavit said Hudson is seen on surveillance video exiting her SUV before Richter approaches and forces her back inside.

Online jail records don’t indicate whether Richter has an attorney to answer the charges.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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North Dakota court overturns life term for man whose girlfriend cut baby from neighbor’s womb

A man who was sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping a baby who was cut from his neighbor’s womb by his girlfriend and lying to police about it will receive a new hearing after the North Dakota Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the original sentence did not fit the elements of the crime.

William Hoehn, who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit kidnapping, received a life sentence because the judge in the case granted prosecutors’ request to designate him a dangerous special offender, which carries a life sentence.

Savanna Greywind was eight months pregnant when she disappeared from her apartment in north Fargo in August 2017. Her body later turned in Red River. Her baby had been cut from her womb but survived the attack.

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Savanna Greywind, 22, was eight months pregnant when she was murdered by her neighbor, and her baby cut from her womb in Aug. 2017. Her body was found in Red River lake.  (Facebook)

Rather than impose the maximum sentence of 21 years in prison on the kidnapping charge, Judge Tom Olson designated Hoehn a dangerous special offender, which carries the maximum sentence of life with the possibility of parole, for which he’d be eligible in 25 to 30 years.

The prosecutor’s request was based on Hoehn’s prior conviction of child abuse in 2012 when his son suffered multiple fractures to his skull after being in Hoehn’s care.

Hoehn, 34, appealed his sentence arguing that the district court incorrectly labeled him a dangerous offender because the crimes to which he pleaded guilty did not seriously endanger the life of another and he didn’t have any similar prior convictions. Hoehn also claimed that the district court didn’t adequately advise him of the possible sentencing ramifications of entering a guilty plea, KFYR reported citing court documents.

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The state Supreme Court upheld the conviction but said a comparison of the elements of the kidnapping crime with the child abuse charge from 2012 did not support the finding that the two offenses were comparable, thus a dangerous special offender label was unsubstantiated.

Hoehn’s defense attorney, Kiara Kraus-Parr, said it was a “pretty clear-cut case” and she had been “cautiously optimistic” her client would prevail.

“I think the state overreached in what they charged, as far the special dangerous offender,” she told The Associated Press.

Hoehn’s resentencing may occur as soon as in two weeks, notwithstanding the prosecution filing for a rehearing.

Hoehn’s girlfriend, Brooke Crews, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder and kidnapping and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Crews, 40, told the jury in Hoehn’s trial that she feigned pregnancy because she was afraid of Hoehn ending their relationship, but once he discovered she was lying, he told her she needed “to produce a baby,” which Crews interpreted as an “ultimatum.”

Crews said she never explicitly told Hoehn what she planned to do, but when he arrived home, he saw Greywind bleeding and dying, along with her newborn baby, and he twisted a rope around Greywind’s neck to make sure she was dead. A coroner was unable to determine whether the cause of death was strangulation or blood loss.

Hoehn denied knowing anything about Crews’ plan to kill Greywind and take her baby, but he admitted he hid the newborn and gave false information to law enforcement to cover up the crime.

Greywind, 22, was a member of the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe and her family had ties to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa.

Her death sparked outrage from Native American activists who urged Congress to pass a bill, Savanna’s Act, spearheaded by then-Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat. The bill, which remained under consideration, would improve tribal access to federal crime information databases and create standardized protocols for responding to cases of missing and murdered Native American women.

Greywind’s now-2-year-old daughter, Haisley Jo, lives with her grandparents near Red River, not far from the same spot that Greywind’s body was found.

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Norberta Greywind, Haisley Jo’s grandmother, begged the court to impose the maximum sentence on Hoehn and never let him walk free again.

“My life has been forever changed. As for Savanna’s daughter, this man tried to take her and raise her as his own. He said the days he spent with my granddaughter were the happiest days of his life. How sick is that?” she said during sentencing.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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