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Air Force estimates $420M needed to rebuild Nebraska base

Westlake Legal Group air-force-estimates-420m-needed-to-rebuild-nebraska-base Air Force estimates $420M needed to rebuild Nebraska base OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. fox-news/us/military/air-force fox-news/us/disasters/floods fnc/us fnc c60e4088-359e-5ff4-8f4b-9d11fb5e973b Associated Press article

The Air Force is raising its cost estimate to $420 million to repair and rebuild at Nebraska’s Offutt Air Force Base following severe flooding that forced officials to scramble to save munitions and move aircraft to higher ground.

More than 130 structures were damaged by the Missouri River flooding at the base that houses the U.S. military’s Strategic Command. Roughly 60 of those structures were damaged beyond repair and will need to be demolished, said John Henderson, assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment and energy.

“It wasn’t just the water, it was what was in the water,” Henderson told the Omaha World-Herald. The floodwaters ran as deep as 9 feet (2.7 meters) in some places and left behind a toxic sludge at the base.

The latest estimate is $70 million more than the initial estimate issued last month as part of the Air Force’s $4.9 billion federal funding request for disaster relief. The call for emergency funding would also cover damage from Hurricane Michael nearly leveling Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida last fall.

Henderson said $300 million would be designated to design and build new structures at the Offutt Air Force Base, while $120 million will go toward cleanup and the repair of structures that can be saved.

Most of the new facilities will be built on higher ground, if possible, Henderson said.

The two levees protecting Offutt that were overwhelmed by floodwaters this spring are slated to be raised through a $30 million project by the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District.

Henderson said it’s important for the two-year project to move forward. Construction was expected to begin this spring, but it’s been pushed back because of flood damage to the levees.

John Winkler, the district’s general manager, said they’re working with the Army Corps of Engineers to assess the damage. Winkler said crews will need dry weather and lowered river water levels to get started.

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Information from: Omaha World-Herald, http://www.omaha.com

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Federal prison guard indicted for beating inmate in Texas

Westlake Legal Group og-fox-news Federal prison guard indicted for beating inmate in Texas fox-news/us/crime fnc/us fnc c9e88c3e-503b-565a-af8d-f46ef0dbf2ad BEAUMONT, Texas Associated Press article

A former federal prison guard is facing criminal charges for allegedly beating an inmate at an East Texas facility and then falsifying a report about it.

A federal grand jury indicted Tavoris Bottley Wednesday with deprivation of rights and falsification of records over a 2017 incident at a prison complex in Beaumont.

The indictment says Bottley repeatedly punched an inmate in the head and then omitted that fact from a report, instead writing the inmate tried to assault staff.

Christopher Boss, president of the correctional officer’s union at Beaumont, says that Bottley resigned a couple months ago. An attorney for the 33-year-old former guard did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

A Bureau of Prisons spokesman said the agency could not provide any immediate comment Thursday afternoon.

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Judge keeps juror names secret after Minnesota cop convicted

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A judge is keeping secret the names of jurors who convicted a Minneapolis police officer this week in the shooting of an unarmed woman.

Judge Kathryn Quaintance cited the possibility of unwanted publicity and harassment in an order Thursday that keeps the jurors’ identification sealed for 90 more days.

The jury on Tuesday convicted Mohamed Noor of murder and manslaughter in the 2017 death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond. She was shot when she approached Noor’s squad car minutes after calling 911 to report a possible rape behind her home.

Quaintance had cited the same factors when she ordered a confidential jury when trial began a month ago.

She said jurors can identify themselves if they choose. She said she would reconsider the sealing in 90 days.

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Texas House passes bill allowing unlicensed handgun owners to carry in public during disaster

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Texas moved closer this week to allowing unlicensed gun owners to carry firearms in public following a disaster.

The Texas House has approved a measure that lets gun owners carry their weapons in the open, or concealed, for a week after a government declaration of a disaster. The vote was 102-29.

The next step will be a state Senate hearing, the San Antonio Express-News reported.

“I don’t want someone to feel like they have to leave their firearms back in an unsecured home for a week or longer, and we all know how looting occurs in storms,” said the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Dade Phelan, a Republican. “Entire neighborhoods are empty and these people can just go shopping, and one of the things they’re looking for is firearms.”

Critics of the bill, which will take effect in September if the Senate approves it, say that rather than ensuring safety, allowing unlicensed handgun owners to carry in public would only add to the chaos surrounding a disaster.

“It’s permitless carry in an emergency, and that phrase should bring fear to all of us,” said Gyl Switzer, executive director of Texas Gun Sense, according to the Express-News.

Rep. Gina Calanni, a Democrat who opposes the bill, agreed.

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“The way that bill was written puts emergency shelters at risk for liabilities and having to determine who can have a gun and can’t have a gun,” Calanni said, according to the newspaper. “I think we just want to be really careful when we’re bringing guns into any situation, that we are being conscious of everyone involved.”

Phelan maintains that shelter operators would have discretion over whether to allow people to bring in weapons, and how those weapons would be stored.

The newspaper noted that Florida allows unlicensed handgun owners to carry them during mandatory evacuations.

“I think one day constitutional carry will be in that vein, where it’s not a big deal,” Phelan said. “I think we’ll get there one day, but it takes small steps like this to prove to people that law-abiding citizens are just fine carrying a firearm.”

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The Latest: Black Lives Matter: Shooting shows police ‘fear’

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The Latest on the fatal shooting of a naked teenager by police in Edmond, Oklahoma (all times local):

3:30 p.m.

A Black Lives Matter leader in Oklahoma City says this week’s fatal shooting of a naked, unarmed teenager shows an “inherent fear of people of color.”

Police in the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond shot and killed the black, 17-year-old Isaiah Mark Lewis on Monday inside a home they say he had broken into.

The Rev. T. Sheri Dickerson, executive director of the Oklahoma City chapter of Black Lives Matter, says the organization is pushing for more training for officers to recognize inherent biases against black people and for dealing with anyone having a mental episode.

Dickerson said Thursday she did not know Lewis’ immediate family, but the fact that he was running naked in public shows there were “definitely some cognitive issues.”

Edmond police say Lewis fought the officers, who first used a stun gun and then a handgun.

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11:20 a.m.

Police in an Oklahoma City suburb have yet to interview two officers involved in the fatal shooting of an unarmed teenager who was naked and had broken into a home.

Edmond police spokeswoman Jenny Wagnon said Thursday that investigators are working with attorneys for Sgt. Milo Box and Officer Denton Scherman to arrange interviews.

Wagnon says the two officers followed 17-year-old Isaiah Mark Lewis into the home Monday and at least one fired multiple times after a struggle with the teen and a stun gun failed to subdue him.

Vicki Lewis, the teen’s mother, said Wednesday during a press conference broadcast on the Oklahoma City Black Lives Matter Facebook page that she wants more answers about her son’s death.

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11 a.m.

The mother of an unarmed teenager who was naked when police in Oklahoma fatally shot him says she wants more answers about her son’s death.

Vicki Lewis says the only time she has heard from police in the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond was when they told her that her 17-year-old child was dead.

Isaiah Mark Lewis died Monday from an unknown number of gunshot wounds.

Edmond police spokeswoman Jenny Wagnon said two officers followed him when he broke into a house. Wagnon says Lewis fought the officers, who deployed a stun gun to subdue him. When that failed, at least one officer fired a handgun

Vicki Lewis said Wednesday during a press conference broadcast on the Oklahoma City Black Lives Matter Facebook page that the truth must come out.

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This corrects the spelling of the first name of the mother to Vicki.

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Amusement park settles black patron’s racial profiling suit

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A Pennsylvania amusement park has settled a lawsuit filed by a black man who said security officers racially profiled him saying he matched the description of a pickpocket, then escorted him out even after it was determined he wasn’t the suspect.

The (Allentown) Morning Call reports Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom’s parent company settled the suit for an undisclosed amount.

The lawsuit was filed in June on behalf of Benjamin Slater, a Philadelphia teacher.

A letter from Slater’s attorney to U.S. Magistrate Judge Henry Perkin in February indicated Slater had sought $1 million but was willing to settle for $500,000.

A spokeswoman for Dorney Park said the company wouldn’t comment on the settlement.

Dorney Park, about 60 miles (96 kilometers) north of Philadelphia, is owned by Cedar Fair, based in Sandusky, Ohio.

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Information from: The Morning Call, http://www.mcall.com

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Trump marks National Day of Prayer with synagogue victims

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President Donald Trump has celebrated the National Day of Prayer with victims of last weekend’s California synagogue shooting.

Trump and rabbi Yisroel Goldstein of the Chabad of Poway synagogue spoke by telephone after Saturday’s shooting. Goldstein told celebrants during a ceremony Thursday in the White House Rose Garden that Trump was the first person “who began my healing.”

Goldstein thanked Trump for being, “as they say in Yiddish, a mensch par excellence.” Mensch is Yiddish for a “person of integrity and honor.” Trump said Goldstein is an “incredible man.”

Two other victims of the shooting, including an off-duty Border Patrol agent who fired at the alleged gunman, attended the ceremony.

One woman was killed and three others were injured in the shooting, including the rabbi, who lost a finger.

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This story has been corrected to say the ceremony took place Thursday, not Wednesday.

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Texas House passes bill allowing unlicensed handgun owners to carry in public during disaster

Texas moved closer this week to allowing unlicensed gun owners to carry firearms in public following a disaster.

The Texas House has approved a measure that lets gun owners carry their weapons in the open, or concealed, for a week after a government declaration of a disaster. The vote was 102-29.

The next step will be a state Senate hearing, the San Antonio Express-News reported.

“I don’t want someone to feel like they have to leave their firearms back in an unsecured home for a week or longer, and we all know how looting occurs in storms,” said the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Dade Phelan, a Republican. “Entire neighborhoods are empty and these people can just go shopping, and one of the things they’re looking for is firearms.”

Critics of the bill, which will take effect in September if the Senate approves it, say that rather than ensuring safety, allowing unlicensed handgun owners to carry in public would only add to the chaos surrounding a disaster.

“It’s permitless carry in an emergency, and that phrase should bring fear to all of us,” said Gyl Switzer, executive director of Texas Gun Sense, according to the Express-News.

Rep. Gina Calanni, a Democrat who opposes the bill, agreed.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

“The way that bill was written puts emergency shelters at risk for liabilities and having to determine who can have a gun and can’t have a gun,” Calanni said, according to the newspaper. “I think we just want to be really careful when we’re bringing guns into any situation, that we are being conscious of everyone involved.”

Phelan maintains that shelter operators would have discretion over whether to allow people to bring in weapons, and how those weapons would be stored.

The newspaper noted that Florida allows unlicensed handgun owners to carry them during mandatory evacuations.

“I think one day constitutional carry will be in that vein, where it’s not a big deal,” Phelan said. “I think we’ll get there one day, but it takes small steps like this to prove to people that law-abiding citizens are just fine carrying a firearm.”

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Life sentence for Missouri man who killed 4 elderly people

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A Missouri man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing four elderly people nearly a decade ago.

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced the sentence Thursday for Keith Boyles, convicted of four first-degree murder counts in February.

Authorities say the 2010 killings in rural southeast Missouri were a “test” to determine if Boyles and accomplices were capable of violence ahead of a bank robbery plot. The robbery never occurred.

The victims were 80-year-old Gladys Piatt and her 77-year-old husband, Loyd; 81-year-old Edgar Atkinson and 69-year-old Bonnie Chase.

Spouses David and Melissa Youngblood are both serving in life in prison for first-degree murder. Their daughter, Chantale, was sentenced in April to 20 years in prison on four counts of second-degree murder.

Boyles is Chantale Youngblood’s former boyfriend.

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Kansas military school moves to keep property from founder

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An embattled Kansas military school amended its incorporation document to remove the Episcopalian church that founded it from getting the property once the school shuts down.

The amendment that came nearly seven months before the school announced its plans to close was revealed when the document recently became public. It was brought up in an alumni group’s social media posting. The document raises questions at a time when supporters are working to keep St. John’s Military School open in Salina.

The Episcopalian boarding school announced in February it planned to shut down after its May 11 commencement. The 131-year-old school said education has changed dramatically, resulting in lower enrollment and unsustainable higher costs.

Military schools nationwide have been closing their doors amid declining revenues and falling enrollments.

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