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Navy identifies pilot killed in California jet crash

The U.S. Navy on Friday identified the pilot who died in a fighter jet crash in the California desert earlier this week.

Authorities identified the aviator as 33-year-old Lt. Charles Z. Walker. The Navy released a photo but provided no other information, such as Walker’s hometown.

PILOT, PASSENGER KILLED IN SMALL PLANE CRASH ON LONG ISLAND’S NORTH FORK; DOG SURVIVES

Investigators are still probing the cause of Wednesday’s crash, which occurred 40 miles north of Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake during a training mission.

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This undated photo provided Friday by the U.S. Navy shows Lt. Charles Z. Walker, 33, the pilot killed in the crash of a fighter jet in the California desert. (U.S. Navy via AP)

Walker was assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-151, known as the Vigilantes and based at Naval Air Station Lemoore in California’s Central Valley.

At the time of the crash, Walker was flying the F/A-18E Super Hornet, a single-seat jet, through a canyon in Death Valley National Park. The area is frequently used by pilots to conduct low-level training missions.

“Lt. Walker was an incredible naval aviator, husband and son. He was an integral member of the Vigilante family and his absence will be keenly felt on this flight line,” Capt. James Bates, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet’s Strike Fighter Wing, told the Navy Times. “Our aviators understand the risk associated with this profession and they knowingly accept it in service to our nation.”

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The jet went down around 10 a.m. in an area dubbed “Stars Wars Canyon.”

Seven park visitors at a nearby scenic overlook were injured, but none were seriously hurt. The area is popular with aviation enthusiasts who like to view low-flying military aircraft.

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Woman shot by Texas cop was fire captain’s daughter

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A woman who was fatally shot by a Texas police officer said to be aiming at her dog has been identified as a local fire captain’s daughter.

The Tarrant County medical examiner identified the dead woman as 30-year-old Margarita Brooks; the Arlington Fire Department confirmed on Friday that Brooks was Fire Capt. Troy Brooks’ daughter, according to reports by NBC 5.

Emergency responders and the officer, 25 — he’d completed his training and was released from supervised patrol on July 1 — were responding to a welfare check in Arlington, where Margarita Brooks was reportedly passed out in a grassy area around 5:20 p.m., the Arlington Police Department said in a statement Thursday.

TEXAS OFFICER FATALLY SHOOTS HOMELESS WOMAN AFTER FIRING AT CHARGING, UNRESTRAINED DOG: REPORTS

In body camera footage released Friday, the young officer can be heard calling out to Brooks, “Ma’am…are you OK? … Is that your dog? Can you get up?” A small dog, a beagle-Labrador retriever mix belonging to Brooks, appeared to charge at the officer.

That officer, whose name has not yet been released, drew his gun, shouting, “Get back,” before firing three times.

The woman can be heard screaming; the bullets apparently grazed the dog but hit Brooks in the chest.

She was rushed to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Arlington Police Chief Will Johnson said Friday that criminal and administrative investigations are ongoing; at the moment, the officer has been placed on paid administrative leave.

“Preliminary information leads investigators to believe the woman was struck by gunfire from the officer,” the statement said.

“Our hearts are broken for the Brooks family and the police officer involved,” Johnson said. “Clearly, this is not the outcome our officer wanted or the department wanted. Ms. Brooks was never the target of force. We know as police officers that we are responsible for our actions.”

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The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Chief: Alabama officer accused of fake shooting in alleged case of ‘stolen valor’

An Alabama police officer is accused of staging a shooting and making a fake a distress call last month in what his police chief called a case of “stolen valor” and “stolen honor.”

Birmingham Police Officer Keith Buchanan was arrested Thursday and charged with making a false report and discharging a firearm in the city limits, Al.com reported. He had already been placed on administrative leave when he was taken into custody.

Prosecutors believe Buchanan notified a police dispatcher that he was making a traffic stop just after 1 a.m. on July 21 near the city’s border with Tarrant. Minutes later, he allegedly put out a call about shots fired and never finished his radio transmission.

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Birmingham Police Officer Keith Buchanan allegedly made a fake distress call while on patrol last month.  (Birmingham Police Department )

Dispatchers were unable to reach him for close to 30 minutes. A Tarrant officer found Buchanan’s patrol vehicle with bullet holes but couldn’t find him.

He was ultimately located uninjured a short distance away near railroad tracks.

Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith said Thursday that an investigation couldn’t corroborate Buchanan’s story of events. He was relieved of his duties last week.

“This officer did a lot on that night to present a false image of heroism,” Smith told reporters during a news conference. “He endangered the lives of the community by discharging his firearm, and also other officers, as they responded from all over the city to be at his side and do everything that they can to help.”

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Smith said Buchanan’s actions only helped to tear down the trust built by the police department and the community. He called it a case of “stolen valor” and “stolen honor,” a reference to those who lie about heroic acts  to reap profit or gain accolades.

Buchanan faced discipline issues in 2016, 2015 and 2014, for filing a false report and keeping a stolen gun from a theft suspect for four months without notifying a supervisor, according to the news outlet.

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Twin brothers pulled over in Ohio for near-identical license plates while en route to Twins Festival

It’s safe to say: good things come in twos.

Twin brothers driving near-identical vehicles were pulled over Thursday while driving to the annual Twins Day Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio, after state troopers suspected the pair each had the same license plate number.

Andy Baker told FOX8 he and his identical brother Chad were heading to the festival from Nashville, Tenn. in separate blue Teslas when state troopers stopped them, although they were not speeding.

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One trooper suspected the twins had the same license plate, making him do a double-take. Both license plates appeared to read: “SUBJ TO” to the officer — but moments later he stood corrected.

“He says, ‘Do you know why I pulled you over? You guys have the same license plate,” Andy told the station. “I said, ‘Incorrect’.”

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Two twin brothers, who were sporting matching vehicles, were pulled over Thursday afternoon while driving to the annual Twins Day Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio after state troopers suspected defective license plates. However, one is an O, the other is a zero.

The two twins are real estate investors, and “subject to” is a term used in the business. “One is an O, the other is a zero,” said Andy.

Last year, the twins were pulled over by Ohio authorities for speeding while driving to the festival at 58 mph — making this their second run-in with the law.

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Last year, both Bakers were ticketed, but this time their luck held and the state trooper let them go.

“Nobody likes getting pulled over by police, we were both nervous, but it’s a great story and we will tell it all weekend.”

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Fox News’ Kira Grant contributed to this report.

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Memorial to Boston Marathon bombing victims rises

BOSTON — Construction of a memorial that honors the victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing is nearing completion.

Workers have installed four bronze columns at both explosion sites along the marathon route, symbolizing the lives the Tsarnaev brothers stole in the attack – Martin Richard, 8, Lu Lingzi, 23, Krystle Campbell, 29 – in addition to MIT campus police officer Sean Collier, 26, who one of the brothers later shot after stealing his gun.

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The memorial’s columns encapsulate glass spheres that will emit light, artist Pablo Eduardo said.

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One of four columns of the memorial stands over Boylston Street at the exact location where one of the pressure cookers detonated. (Rob DiRienzo / Fox News)

“It symbolizes the way we protect our ideas,” Eduardo said. “How we cherish things that are very fragile.”

Carlos Arredondo, dubbed “the hero in the cowboy hat,” said returning to the finish line has gradually gotten easier with time.

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“It’s a healing process,” Arredondo said. “I just hope people will understand the meaning behind this memorial.”

Right before the blast in 2013, Arredondo was handing out American flags to runners crossing the finish line. Moments after the first pressure cooker detonated, he sprang into action, lept over a fence and extinguished the flames from a man who had just lost both of his legs.

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Carlos Arredondo helps first responders rush a man who lost both of his legs in the 2013 blast to safety. Arredondo was later hailed a hero for his quick actions. (Associated Press)

Arredondo was there that day handing out the flags in honor of his two sons – U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Alex Arredondo, who was killed in Iraq in 2004, and his brother Brian who committed suicide in 2011. He recalls at the end of the day pulling from his back packet a blood-soaked American flag, something he cherishes to this day.

Since the attack, he has launched an organization with his wife Malida to provide assistance to families of service members who commit suicide. He said what he witnessed that day has shed light on what service members often go through, informing his work with the foundation.

Last year, he ran in the race for the very first time.

“The scars, you know, PTSD, flashbacks, many of us are still going through that,” Arredondo said, adding that the new memorial will help the healing process. “The families can continue grieving and we’re here to also grieve along with them.”

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Carlos Arredondo and his wife Malida inspect the work underway on the memorial near the finish line.   (Rob DiRienzo / Fox News)

In addition to the four columns at both sites, three granite monuments engraved with poetry will also mark where the three blast victims died. The planning process took more than four years, $2 million, and at the request of the victims’ families, a complete redesign to reflect their input, WBZ-TV reported.

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Arredondo, who immigrated from Costa Rica in 1980, said people still stop him on the street and thank him, especially when he’s donning his cowboy hat. He insists though, that he did that day what any true Bostonian would do.

“They might call me a hero, and I say ‘thank you very much,’ but that’s how we are in Boston,” he said. “It’s a wonderful legacy here.”

The city expects the electrical work to wrap up on the columns over the next few days.

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Marine corporal charged with murder, manslaughter in shooting of fellow Marine in DC barracks

A U.S. Marine has been charged with murder, involuntary manslaughter and negligent homicide in the January shooting of a fellow Marine at the Corps’ Washington D.C. barracks.

Investigators say Lance Cpl. Andrew Johnson shot 20-year-old Lance Cpl. Riley Kuznia in the head on New Year’s Day after pointing a pistol at Kuznia and pulling the “trigger in jest,” according to a charge sheet obtained by the Marine Corps Times.

MARINE, 20, KILLED IN DC BARRACKS SHOOTING IDENTIFIED

The Marines said the shooting happened at approximately 5 a.m., during a shift change. Kuznia, a native of Karlstad, Minn., was pronounced dead at Washington Hospital Center shortly before 6 a.m. Jan. 1.

Kuznia’s mother, Markelle, said at the time of her son’s death that he always longed to be a Marine.

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Riley Kuznia was shot and killed Jan.1 (Fox 5 D.C.)

“He just wanted to serve,” she recalled. “Ever since he was little, he talked about being a soldier.”

“When he got out [of the military], he was going to start his own construction business,” she added. “He said he wanted to give five years to his country.”

MARINE STATIONED IN CAPITOL HILL BARRACKS DIES OF GUNSHOT WOUND: REPORTS

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz tweeted his condolences the day after Kuznia’s death was announced.

“We are forever grateful for your service to our state and our country,” Walz said. “May your family find peace and strength in outpouring of love and support from the community.”

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Marine spokeswoman Capt. Katie Kochert told the publication that Johnson will face a so-called Article 32 hearing later this month, where some or all of the charges could be dropped. Following the hearing, an officer will recommend whether Johnson will face a court-martial or receive administrative action.

Fox News’ Morgan Cheung and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Eight Covington Catholic teens file defamation lawsuit against Sen. Warren, others

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Eight Covington Catholic High School students claim they were defamed during a field trip to Washington in January in a lawsuit filed in Kentucky.

The lawsuit seeks damages for alleged defamatory comments by 12 individuals—lawmakers, journalists and social media personalities, Law & Crime reported Friday.

The individuals include presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and New York Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman.

The field trip drew international headlines after Covington High student Nicholas Sandmann, wearing a MAGA hat, was filmed directly facing a Native American activist near the Lincoln Memorial.

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Just days ago, a lawsuit Sandmann and his family brought against The Washington Post over its coverage was dismissed by a Kentucky federal judge.

“Several of our Senators, most-famous celebrities, and widely read journalists, collectively used their large social media platforms, perceived higher credibility and public followings to lie and libel minors they never met, based on an event they never witnessed,” the lawsuit said, according to Law & Crime.

“These defendants called for the kids to be named and shamed, doxxed and expelled, and invited public retaliation against these minors from a small town in Kentucky,” the lawsuit said.

An email to Warren’s Senate office seeking comment received no immediate reply.

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A New York Times representative told Law & Crime that “Ms. Haberman has not yet been served with this complaint. The lawsuit is entirely without merit and we will vigorously defend it if necessary.”

Law & Crime said the other defendants are Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico), CNN’s Ana Navarro, comedian Kathy Griffin, ABC News political analyst Matthew Dowd, writer Reza Aslan, Kentucky entrepreneur Adam Edelen, Princeton University History Professor Kevin M. Kruse, activist and journalist Shaun King, Mother Jones editor-in-chief Clara Jeffery and Rewire.News editor-in-chief Jodi Jacobson.

Rewire and Edelen told Law & Crime they had no comment. The website said it was in the process of reaching out to all the defendants.

The eight Covington students are listed in the lawsuit as John Doe plaintiffs.

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Their lawyer is Robert Barnes, who is representing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones in the Sandy Hook case

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Michigan man handed 60-day prison sentence after poisoning ex-wife’s coffee during divorce

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A Michigan man was handed a 60-day prison sentence after he was caught on camera repeatedly poisoning his ex-wife’s morning cup of joe during a bitter divorce.

Brian Kozlowski, 46, was given what prosecutors felt was a “light” punishment after he pleaded no contest in June to spiking his soon-to-be ex-wife’s coffee at the time with diphenhydramine, the primary ingredient in most antihistamines, FOX2 reported.

Therese Kozlowski reportedly told officials that in July 2018, she felt tired, nauseous and was experiencing blurred vision after drinking coffee that her husband had made for her. After repeatedly falling ill, she set up cameras in her kitchen.

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“I watched in horror as he poured himself a cup of coffee, took the blue substance and poured it into the pot,” she said in court on Thursday. “And swirls it around.”

Kozlowski, who filed for divorce in  May 2018, claimed her husband poisoned her on several other occasions with other drugs.

“He loaded me up with Adderall during summer boat trips, put laxatives in my protein powder and now poisoning my coffee.”

She told a judge Thursday that she considered the poisoning “attempted murder.” Despite this, visiting Judge Anthony Viviano ruled against a strong prison sentence, giving Brian Kozlowski 60 days in jail, to be served on weekends.

“The sentence handed down by retired, visiting Judge Antonio Viviano was a slap in the face to the victim and the justice system in general,” Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith said in a statement to FOX2.

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“The defendant pleaded guilty to a 15-year felony in June for repeatedly poisoning his wife. The pre-sentence investigation report recommended a sentence of 38 – 180 months, yet the Judge sentenced the defendant to only 60 days, served on weekends.”

Smith called the ruling “troubling.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Texas officer fatally shoots homeless woman after firing at charging, unrestrained dog: reports

A homeless Texas woman was killed when she was struck by a stray bullet fired by a police officer allegedly shooting an unrestrained dog who was charging at him.

Arlington Police were dispatched to an area near Cantor Drive and North Collins Street at around 5:15 p.m. Thursday to conduct a welfare check on a woman that was reportedly passed out in a grassy field, FOX4 reported.

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Once on the scene, the first responding officer approached the woman and noticed an unrestrained dog. When he began calling out to her, the dog began to bark and soon charged at him, officials say.

The officer retreated, pulled out of his gun and fired several rounds at the dog, The Dallas Morning News reported. It was at this point the woman began to shout and, police said in a statement, it was “apparent she was injured.”

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Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office said that Margarita Brooks, 30, was shot on 1100 Canter Drive, an area that appears to be the rear side of a business across from a grassy field.  (Google)

The victim was identified by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office as Margarita Brooks, 30. She was taken to the Medical City Arlington Hospital where she was pronounced dead at around 6:05 p.m.

A preliminary investigation revealed the woman was likely struck by police gunfire. The medical examiner’s office said she was shot on 1100 Canter Drive, an area that appears to be the rear side of a business across from a grassy field.

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Police have not said if the officer will face charges, but the incident was captured on bodycam footage, FOX4 reported.

People familiar with Brooks told the Fort-Worth Star Telegram that she was a homeless woman who went by “Maggie” and was regularly seen with her boyfriend and dog near the Seville Commons Shopping Center, close to the area she was reportedly shot in.

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Tennessee veteran who lost leg to IED adopts three-legged puppy

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A dog found in the woods in Tennessee with a severed leg was adopted by a veteran this week who also lost a leg.

Joshua Ferguson, who lost his leg after an IED explosion, adopted a three-legged pup named Scooter on Thursday from the Humane Society of Dickson County in Dickson, Tenn., Nashville’s WTVF-TV reported.

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“He makes it easier for me to remember, hey it’s still a beautiful day,” Ferguson said of his new pet. “You realize really just how tremendous a journey life is.”

The dog was found in the woods with a badly severed leg in June by fishermen at Johnson Creek near Burns, Tenn., WTVF reported. Animal doctors believed the dog might have gotten his leg stuck on something in the forest and gnawed it off in order to break free to find food. Scooter’s leg was amputated at the Animal Medical Hospital.

Ferguson said he was one of five soldiers in a truck that rolled over an improvised explosive device. He lost his leg in the explosion, but all five in the truck survived. To his condition, he said: “There’s silver linings to anything, you can find something, and even if you can’t, somebody’s had it worse! So stop complaining.”

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The veteran said he’s blessed to be alive and now to have his new pet. “It’s impossible to not smile around him,” Ferguson told the station. “Everybody’s so happy to see him, then they notice he’s got 3 legs. ‘He’s happy you were overjoyed to see him, don’t pity him!'”

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