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Hurricane Dorian nears Category 3 status as forecasters warn Florida of ‘hazardous conditions’ ahead

Dorian is expected to become a major hurricane Friday as forecasters are warning Florida residents that there is an “increasing likelihood” parts of the state will face “a prolonged period of hazardous weather conditions” early next week.

As of early Friday morning, the Category 2 storm – which has maximum sustained winds blowing at 110 mph – was centered about 255 miles east of the Bahamas, moving northwest at 12 mph. It was only about 1 mph away from reaching Category 3 status.

“If it makes landfall as a Category 3 or 4 hurricane, that’s a big deal,” University of Miami hurricane researcher Brian McNoldy told the Associated Press. “A lot of people are going to be affected. A lot of insurance claims.”

HURRICANE DORIAN’S PATH: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

The National Hurricane Center on Thursday had bumped up the possible strength of Dorian to a Category 4 storm with sustained winds between 130 and 156 mph off the Florida coast. Hurricane warnings are currently in effect for portions of the Bahamas, while the storm is predicted to slam into the U.S. on Monday somewhere between the Florida Keys and southern Georgia.

“There is an increasing likelihood of a prolonged period of hazardous weather conditions that could last for a couple of days in parts of Florida early next week,” the NHC said Friday.

Officials also are continuing to warn Florida residents that the risk of “life-threatening storm surge” and “devastating hurricane-force winds” along its east coast is increasing, but it’s too early to tell which communities will be hit the hardest.

“Regardless of the exact track of Dorian, heavy rains are expected to occur over portions of the Bahamas, Florida, and elsewhere in the southeastern United States this weekend and into the middle of next week,” the NHC added.

The U.S. Navy on Friday ordered dozens of its warships and aircraft to evacuate two bases in northeast Florida in the Jacksonville area, Fox News confirmed.

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Hurricane Dorian, a Category 2 storm, is forecasted to become a major hurricane Friday. (NOAA)

DORIAN RECON MISSION MAKES HISTORY WITH ALL-FEMALE, THREE-PILOT CREW

No mass evacuations have been ordered yet, but along Florida’s east coast, local governments have already started distributing sandbags, shoppers rushed to stock up on food, plywood and other emergency supplies at supermarkets and hardware stores, and drivers topped off their tanks and filled gasoline cans. Some fuel shortages were reported in the Cape Canaveral area.

Josefine Larrauri, a retired translator, told the Associated Press that she went to a Publix supermarket in Miami only to find empty shelves in the water section.

“I feel helpless because the whole coast is threatened,” she said. “What’s the use of going all the way to Georgia if it can land there?”

Tiffany Miranda of Miami Springs waited well over 30 minutes in line at BJ’s Wholesale Club in Hialeah to buy hurricane supplies. Some 50 vehicles were bumper-to-bumper, waiting to fill up at the store’s 12 gas pumps.

“You never know with these hurricanes. It could be good, it could be bad. You just have to be prepared,” she said.

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Jeff Byard, an associate administrator at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, warned that Dorian is likely to “create a lot of havoc with infrastructure, power and roads,” but gave assurances FEMA is prepared to handle it.

“This is going to be a big storm. We’re prepared for a big response,” Byard said.

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Shoppers wait in long lines at Costco, Thursday, in Davie, Fla., as they stock up on supplies ahead of Hurricane Dorian. (AP)

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency, clearing the way to bring in more fuel and call out the National Guard if necessary, and Georgia’s governor followed suit.

Royal Caribbean, Carnival and Norwegian also began rerouting their cruise ships. Major airlines are allowing travelers to change their flight reservations without a fee.

Fox News’ Lucas Tomlinson and Travis Fedschun and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Hurricane Dorian recon mission makes history with all-female, three-pilot crew

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An all-female, three-pilot flight crew conducting a Hurricane Dorian recon mission on Thursday was the first-ever all-female crew to do so for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the agency said.

Their job was to collect data on Dorian as it barreled through the Caribbean toward Florida.

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“#NOAA49 prepares for a Hurricane #Dorian reconnaissance mission with the first all female three-pilot flight crew, featuring Capt. Kristie Twining, Cmdr. Rebecca Waddington, and Lt. Lindsey Norman,” the NOAA Aircraft Operations Center tweeted Thursday.

The three female pilots took off from Lakeland, Fla., at 1:34 p.m. ET Thursday and flew around Hurricane Dorian to collect the information. Their plane returned to Lakeland 6.5 hours later after flying a total of 3,651 miles, according to the global aviation software and data services company, Flight Aware.

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Dorian was upgraded to Category 2 strength late Thursday — after the all-female piloted recon flight had already completed its work. As of 11 p.m. ET Thursday, the storm had maximum sustained winds of 105 mph, placing it just short of being a Category 3 hurricane, the National Hurricane Center reported.

The storm is expected to continue gathering force over the holiday weekend and will likely hit Florida’s Atlantic coast by Monday night, according to the Associated Press.

Fox News’ Dom Calicchio and the Associated Press contributed to this report.  

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Chico State student missing 9 days found dead in Sacramento River: reports

The body of a 22-year-old Chico State student was found floating in the Sacramento River in California on Thursday morning, nine days after he went missing during an outing with friends, according to reports.

Anthony William Mahr, of Roseville, a senior at the university, was last seen Aug. 20 and his body was seen in the water near a boat landing in Chico around 9:20 a.m. Thursday, Sacramento’s KCRA-TV reported.

Responding officers recovered the body about an hour later, the Sacramento Bee reported.

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Anthony William Mahr, 22, was found dead Thursday, authorities say. (Butte County Sheriff’s Office)

Authorities first learned Mahr was missing after one of his companions on the outing, Brenston Rhodes, 22, was arrested for allegedly burglarizing a home, according to the Bee.

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During the arrest, Rhodes told sheriff’s deputies that Mahr’s floating device had failed in the river and Mahr went underwater, the Bee reported.

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Body of 29-year-old mother found in Iowa cornfield, few answers

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Investigators in Iowa probing the death of a 29-year-old mother found dead in a cornfield earlier this month said Thursday that the case remains a mystery, according to a report.

Brandy Shepherd’s body was found on Aug. 9, about 20 miles from where she was staying with friends in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, KWQC-TV reported. A farmer reported her body to the police after he found her in his field.

The mother-of-four had been reported missing a week earlier. There were no obvious signs of suicide or homicide, Henry County Sheriff Rich McNamee said.

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“It’s extremely unusual to have a case like this with so little information this far along,” he told KWQC. “I don’t want this to turn in a cold case.”

Investigators said they had few clues from the scene to go on and an autopsy found Shepherd’s death to be undetermined.

“There were no obvious cases someone had done that,” McNamee said. “More forensic studies or toxicology may reveal that. At this point, we don’t know.” Toxicology results are expected back in a few weeks.

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“Not having results is difficult,” McNamee said. “Difficult from an officer standpoint, difficult obviously from a family’s standpoint.”

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New York City subway stop reopens after suspicious item scare

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A New York City subway station was reopened before sunrise Friday after police investigated reports of a suspicious item at the location.

NYPD confirmed to Fox News that the 23rd Street stop going north on Sixth Avenue was reopened shortly after authorities identified “a discarded item” at the stop and determined there was “no apparent criminal intent.”

The official did not provide any more details.

An unverified post on social media indicated that there were reports of a possible pressure cooker.

NEW YORK CITY PRESSURE COOKER SCARE SUSPECT HAS BAIL SET AT $200G

Earlier this month, authorities evacuated another lower Manhattan subway at Fulton Street after they said a West Virginia homeless man was spotting on surveillance video taking two devices resembling pressure cookers out of a shopping cart and placing them at the stop near the World Trade Center.

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Police determined about an hour later the devices were not explosives and were, in fact, rice cookers. Larry Kenton Griffin, 26, of Bruno, W.V., was charged with making and placing a false bomb. A Manhattan judge set his bail at $200,000.

Fox News’ Nicole Darrah contributed to this report.

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This Day in History: Aug. 30

On this day, Aug. 30 …

1905: The Detroit Tigers’ Ty Cobb has his first major league at-bat, doubling off Jack Chesbro of the New York Highlanders (which would become better known as the New York Yankees).

Also on this day:

  • 1941: The two-year siege of Leningrad during World War II begins.
  • 1963: A hotline between the Kremlin and the White House goes into operation to reduce the chances of an accidental war.
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Thurgood Marshall was nominated and confirmed to the Supreme Court in 1967. (AP1967)

  • 1967: Thurgood Marshall is confirmed by the U.S. Senate to become the first African American Supreme Court justice. 
  • 1999: East Timor residents vote to secede from Indonesia.
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Hurricane Dorian upgraded to Category 2, nearing Category 3, forecasters say

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Hurricane Dorian was upgraded to Category 2 strength late Thursday and was expected to continue gathering force over the holiday weekend as it heads toward Florida.

As of 11 p.m. ET Thursday, the storm had maximum sustained winds of 105 mph, placing it just short of being a Category 3 hurricane, the National Hurricane Center reported.

Dorian was expected to remain a major hurricane through Friday and hit Florida’s east coast by Monday night, according to the Associated Press.

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As of late Thursday, the hurricane was about 295 miles east-northeast of the southeastern Bahamas.

​​​​​​​This is a developing story. Check back for updates. The Associated Pres contributed to this story.

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San Francisco man accused of attacking woman outside condo building denied bail: reports

A northern California man accused of blocking a woman from getting inside her San Francisco condo building, trying to force his way inside and attacking her was denied bail at a court hearing on Thursday, according to local reports.

A judge ordered Austin Vincent, 25, to remain behind bars without bail, KTVU-TV reported.

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Austin Vincent is accused of attacking a woman from getting inside her San Francisco condo building, police said.  (San Francisco Police)

After the judge’s ruling, Vincent walked out of the courtroom cursing at the judge and continued to yell in the hallway, according to the television station.

San Francisco police told Fox News Vincent “assaulted a female victim” outside an apartment building on Beale Street on Aug. 11 around 2 a.m.

Police said as the female victim tried to get into her building through the front door, Vincent stepped in front of it, which prevented her from getting inside.  He then allegedly tried to grab her cell phone. Police  said he is then seen on surveillance video grabbing her leg, causing her to fall. Police said Vincent also threw her to the ground. The alleged victim is seen in the video struggling to close the front door as Vincent pulled on it, trying to get inside, police said.

The woman was able to get into the building with the help of a security officer. Police said she sustained non-life threatening injuries.

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Sgt. Michael Andraychak, of the San Francisco Police Department, said Vincent was taken into custody about one block from the building, police said.

Vincent has been charged with false imprisonment, battery and attempted robbery.

During Vincent’s court appearance on Thursday, the judge watched the video of the alleged assault in the courtroom, according to KTVU-TV.

The station reported Vincent is also accused of threatening people with a knife in February, but the judge dismissed that case after learning Vincent was in a substance abuse program in Southern California at that time.

The television station reported that on Thursday The San Francisco District Attorney’s Office argued that Vincent would be a threat to the public if released and the judge agreed, denying bail.

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The alleged victim told the station she wants to move out of San Francisco because of the attack.

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Memorial to 9/11 first responders defaced in upstate New York; suspect being sought

Officials in upstate New York on Thursday said vandals had spray-painted over a memorial honoring 9/11 first responders, according to a report.

“To see something like that is really tough because you know those people, you see those people every day — the firefighters, the police officers, EMTs, all those first responders — and to have the work that they do be treated that way is sort of unfortunate,” Geneva, N.Y., Assistant City Manager Adam Blowers told Rochester’s WROC-TV.

He said authorities plan to find who did it.

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Andrew Stromfeld, a 9/11 first responder, told the station the vandalism was disheartening.

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(A 9/11 memorial near Seneca Lake in Geneva, N.Y., shows the spray-paint damage done by a vandal who remains at large. (Geneva Police Department))

“It brings it all back to us when more attention is played onto it by people doing damaging things, saying damaging things. It makes it a lot harder,” he said.

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He added that some likely don’t consider the symbolic significance of a memorial like the one vandalized. “What they don’t take into consideration is what about the people that the monument means,” he said, according to WROC.

The memorial has since been cleaned, WHEC-TV of Rochester reported.

Geneva is a city of about 13,200 residents, located about 55 miles west of Syracuse.

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Coast Guardsman, 19, charged with murdering fellow seaman in Alaska

A 19-year-old Coast Guardsman has been arrested and charged with murdering a fellow seaman in Alaska this past January, the Coast Guard announced Thursday.

Seaman Ethan Tucker, of Ludington, Mich., was charged with several violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), including murder, involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault, maiming, obstructing justice, making a false official statement and failure to obey a regulation, the Coast Guard Pacific Area Public Affairs said.

Tucker was charged Wednesday after the branch conducted a seven-month investigation into the death of Seaman Ethan Kelch, 19, who was found unresponsive Jan. 27 along the shore of Amaknak Island. Kelch, a native of Virginia Beach, Va., was said to have been hit in the head before being left for dead in the water, according to Tucker’s charging document.

Responders performed CPR, but Kelch was pronounced dead at a nearby clinic.

Tucker allegedly said he injured his hand when he punched a steel bulkhead upon learning about Kelch’s death, the charging document stated.

Both seamen had been assigned to the Coast Guard Cutter Munro, which had been docked in Dutch Harbor for repairs.

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Coast Guard cutters, including the Douglas Munro (WHEC 724), sitting moored in Kodiak, Alaska, this past May. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Jacob Marx, File)

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Coast Guard Senior Petty Officer NyxoLyno Cangemi told The Associated Press the seamen worked together in various jobs while assigned to the Munro.

“As both were seamen aboard the ship, they would have quite a bit of interactions with each other in the duties,” Cangemi said.

Tucker was transferred to the Alameda, Calif., Coast Guard base in June after the investigation had been launched, Cangemi said, and was assigned to the security division there.

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“He was being investigated at the time, but working in the security division allowed him appropriate supervision by base security,” Cangemi said.

If he’s found guilty, Tucker could face life in prison, dishonorable discharge from the military and forfeiture of all his pay and allowances.

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Tucker was being held at Naval Consolidated Brig Miramar in San Diego, where he’s awaiting an Article 32 hearing to determine if there will be a court-martial trial.

“Since our shipmate’s untimely passing, we have been in contact with his family to provide as much support as possible throughout this tragic and difficult time,” Lt. Cmdr. Stephen Brickey said in a statement. “The charges today are the result of the Coast Guard’s steadfast desire to gather all the facts and seek justice.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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