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Texas A&M Commerce shooting at homecoming party results in at least 2 deaths: report

A mass shooting at a homecoming party for students at Texas A&M Commerce, outside Dallas, has resulted in at least two deaths, according to a report.

More than a dozen people were injured, reporter Jason Whitely of WFAA-TV in Dallas reported.

BROTHER OF SLAIN PARKLAND STUDENT CALLS OUT DEM SENATORS WHO VOTED TO REINSTATE SHERIFF: ‘I’M DISGUSTED’

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Graphic video images posted on social media showed several people with gunshot wounds, lying in pools of blood, as panicking bystanders tried to help them.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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Human remains found in area of Tick Fire in Southern California

Human remains described as “large bones” were found Saturday morning in Santa Clarita, Calif., in an area where the Tick Fire has been burning, officials said.

A public works employee discovered the remains, according to FOX 11 in Los Angeles.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TICK FIRE GROWS TO 4,000 ACRES, 6 STRUCTURES DESTROYED

However, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office told the station that a preliminary investigation suggested the remains had been in the area for at least a year, so the death was unrelated to the current fire.

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An engine crew looks for any remaining hot spots from the Tick Fire, Oct. 25, 2019, in Santa Clarita, Calif. (Associated Press)

The Tick Fire was reported to be 55 percent contained as of early Sunday, according to the Associated Press.

Meanwhile, the Kincade Fire continued to cause damage in Northern California, prompting an evacuation order for about 90,000 residents and precautionary shutoffs of electricity to Pacific Gas & Electric customers.

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Sonoma County Sheriff Mark Essick pleaded with residents to comply with the evacuation order, citing the loss of 24 lives when a wildfire hit the same area two years ago.

“I’m seeing people reporting that they’re going to stay and fight this fire,” Essick said. “You cannot fight this. Please evacuate.”

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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Iowa boy dresses up as beer fan Carson King for Halloween, raises $8G for charity

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Foregoing any spooky costumes this year, one boy in Iowa decided to dress up for Halloween as Carson King, the football fan whose beer money sign went viral and ended up raising over $3 million for charity.

“Sam decided what he wanted to be for Halloween about a month ago and has not wavered a bit!” his mother posted to Facebook. “His uncle talked me into opening a Venmo account so he can donate money to the U of I Children’s Hospital. Just like Carson.”

“Root Beer Supply Needs Replenished,” the sign read. “Venmo Sam-Hall-85 #ForTheKids”

Sam’s mother, Cindy Sobaski Hall, posted an update that as of Saturday, Sam had raised $8,000.

ARKANSAS WOMAN TEXTED FATHER’S NUMBER EVERY DAY AFTER HE DIED, SHE GOT A RESPONSE FOUR YEARS LATER 

In a hopeful joke of raising money to drink, Iowa resident Carson King held a sign up in the background of ESPN’s “College Gameday” asking viewers to send him beer money.

“Busch Light Supply Needs Replenished,” King’s sign read. “Venmo Carson-King-25”

“I just thought as a joke, maybe I could make a sign asking for money to get some Busch Light. You know, buy some lattes,” King told Fox4KC.  “My mom was like ‘this is going to be a proud mom moment. My son is going to be begging for money for beer on national television.'”

He ended up raising over $3 million, which he donated to a local children’s hospital. Busch Beer committed to matching all of the donations King received.

FLORIDA THIRD GRADER CALLED A ‘HERO’ FOR PREVENTING POSSIBLE SCHOOL SHOOTING

Soon after, the Des Moines Register uncovered tweets from King in 2012, then 16, which included racist jokes. Anheuser-Busch promptly cut ties with King.

“Carson King had multiple social media posts that do not align with our values as a brand or as a company and we will have no further association with him. We are honoring our commitment by donating more than $350,000 to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics,” a spokesperson for Anheuser-Busch said in a statement.

King posted a message to Twitter explaining and apologizing for the tweets. He said that in social media posts, he and some friends quoted and referenced the TV show Tosh.0. “I see it was an attempt at humor that was offensive and hurtful.”

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The reporter who uncovered the tweets was fired by the Register after backlash for exposing King.

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Tropical Storm Olga leaves downed trees, potential gusty winds in Mississippi, Louisiana

Remnants of Tropical Storm Olga swept through Mississippi and Alabama on Saturday, leaving wet conditions and dozens of downed trees.

The storm left no major flooding, but the National Weather Service (NWS) New Orleans said Olga brought wind gusts of 40 up to 70 mph from coastal southeast Louisiana into southern Mississippi.

“These winds were higher than we expected, and we will be studying this storm to learn how we can better forecast situations in the future,” the NWS said.

A wind advisory that could potentially knock out power remained in eastern Mississippi, according to NWS Jackson Meteorologist John Moore.

“Olga has dissipated but remnants are pushing north into Tennessee,” Moore said. “It should be out of state [Mississippi] by later Saturday.”

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A tree falls on Metairie Road and takes out power lines in New Orleans on Saturday after Tropical Storm Olga went through the area. (Sophia Germer/The Advocate via AP)

OLGA HEADS TO GULF COAST AS RAIN DOUSES SOUTHEAST

Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton was trapped in his Mississippi home by a downed tree for 1.5 hours on Saturday and reportedly suffered injuries. He was taken out on a stretcher.

City spokeswoman Lucia Randle said the mayor was taken to North Mississippi Medical Center and was “under observation,” but didn’t specify his injuries.

Residents had also been alerted to multiple tornado warnings, and at least one twister touched down in Mobile, Ala.

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A tree lies on Camp Street by Henry Clay Avenue after Tropical Storm Olga went through the area in New Orleans on Saturday. (Sophia Germer/The Advocate via AP)

Downed trees were a major issue.

In New Orleans, city officials said there were more than “25 reported tree emergencies.” About 30 trees were removed from the Abita Springs, Bush, Covington, Hickory, Mandeville, and Talisheek areas.

The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport suffered two power outages but said it was “fully restored” as of Saturday afternoon.

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Crowds form at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport after the remnants of Tropical Storm Olga knocked power out at the terminal early Saturday. (David Grunfeld/The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate via AP)

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In Louisiana, nearly 70,000 buildings were without power at the peak of the storm.

Birmingham NWS Meteorologist Gary Goggins said winds that might blow up to 40 mph are a remaining hazard around Tuscaloosa, Ala.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Arkansas woman texted father’s number every day after he died, she got a response four years later

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A 23-year-old woman in Arkansas lost her father four years ago, but she continued to text his phone every day to update him about his life. She never got a response from the number, until this week.

Like she did every day, Chastity Patterson, of Newport, texted her father’s number on Thursday, the night before the fourth anniversary of his death.

“Hey Dad it’s ME,” she said. “Tomorrow is going to be a tough day again!”

FLORIDA THIRD GRADER CALLED A HERO FOR PREVENTING POSSIBLE SCHOOL SHOOTING

In her texts, Patterson recapped all of the highs and lows she had gone through over the past four years without her father by her side. She talked about how she beat cancer and has been taking better care of herself like she promised her father she would. She talked about how she finished college and graduated with honors and how she’d fallen in love and had her heart broken, “(you would have killed him),” she told her father.

“I’m sorry I wasn’t there when you needed me the most, but one day we will [sic] our chance to watch that game!” she wrote in her latest text.

ARKANSAS HUNTER DEAD AFTER DEER HE SHOT GETS UP, ATTACKS HIM

This week, Patterson received a response from a man who had been receiving her daily messages these past four years.

“My name is Brad and I lost my daughter in a car wreck August 2014 and your messages have kept me alive,” the response read. “When you text me, I know it’s a message from God.”

“I have listened to you for years and I have watched you grow more than anyone,” Brad said. “I have wanted to text you back for years, but I didn’t want to break your heart.”

He said he wished his daughter would have become the woman Patterson is. “I’m sorry you have to go through this but if it makes it any better, I am very proud of you! P.S. I think your father would be happy to know you bought another dog instead of having children.”

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Patterson posted the exchange to Facebook. “Today was my sign that everything is okay and I can let him rest!” It has since gone viral.

In a later post, Patterson revealed that the loved one she’d lost, Jason Ligons, was not her biological father, but she called him dad.

“Jason was not my ‘biological’ father, but blood could not make him any closer!” she said.

“He never missed a school dance, prom, my games and YES he would give me long talks about my mouth and attitude. I had to introduce my boyfriends to him (If I was allowed to date) and he would act like a normal dad and give us the long talk,” Patterson said.

“I shared my messages for my friends and family to see that there is a God and it might take 4 years, but he shows up right on time!” she added.

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California wildfires force more than 50,000 evacuations after ‘historic wind event,’ more power shutoffs

Authorities have ordered at least 50,000 people in Northern California to evacuate on Saturday as a potentially “catastrophic” wind event could amplify the wildfires that have scorched the area.

The entire towns of Healdsburg and Windsor are set to evacuate ahead of strong winds that may lead to erratic fire behavior.

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office expects to be the biggest evacuation in the county in over 25 years with Sheriff Mark Essick saying its the largest evacuation order he’s experienced in his 26-year career.

CALIFORNIA UTILITY PG&E COULD CUT POWER TO 850,000 HOUSEHOLDS OVER ‘HISTORIC WIND EVENT’

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Richard and Sheri Rose fill a plastic jerry can to power their generator while the power remains shut off from the Tick Fire, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2019, in Santa Clarita, Calif. An estimated 50,000 people were under evacuation orders in the Santa Clarita area north of Los Angeles as hot, dry Santa Ana winds howling at up to 50 mph (80 kph) drove the flames into neighborhoods (AP Photo/ Christian Monterrosa)

“This fire is very dangerous,” Essick said at a press conference Saturday.

Weather forecasts indicate that strong winds are set to impact much of the region over the weekend. Some gusts are projected to reach 85 mph and there’s a possibility of it being a record wind event, the National Weather Service warned,

“The winds are expected anywhere between 8 p.m. and midnight and from all reports they’re expected to be extremely strong,” said Brian Vitorelo with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

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Christine Price, left, drops off food and water for evacuees from the Tick Fire with the help of her daughter Tinley, background right, at a shelter at West Ranch High School Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, in Santa Clarita, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

The Mayor of Windsor encouraged residents to get out quickly.

“This is a life-threatening situation and a danger to our entire town,” Foppoli told ABC News.

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) confirmed it would initiate a mass power shut-off of nearly 940,000 customers on Saturday, with the total impacted rising from 2.5 to 2.8 million.

PG&E will shut off power in six phases, beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, and ending at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27. The warning was announced as firefighters battled flames in Northern and Southern California.

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SoCal Edison crews replace power lines that were damaged from the Tick Fire, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2019, in Santa Clarita, Calif. An estimated 50,000 people were under evacuation orders in the Santa Clarita area north of Los Angeles as hot, dry Santa Ana winds howling at up to 50 mph (80 kph) drove the flames into neighborhoods (AP Photo/ Christian Monterrosa)from the Tick Fire, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2019, in Santa Clarita, Calif. An estimated 50,000 people were under evacuation orders in the Santa Clarita area north of Los Angeles as hot, dry Santa Ana winds howling at up to 50 mph (80 kph) drove the flames into neighborhoods (AP Photo/ Christian Monterrosa)

The Kincade Fire has burned 25,455 acres and was 10 percent contained, according to Cal Fire. More than 23,500 structures are at risk of being damaged.

A blaze on Thursday destroyed at least six homes in the Santa Clarita area near Los Angeles and led to evacuation orders for up to 50,000 residents, although many were allowed back home after Santa Ana winds began to ease.

CALIFORNIA’S BLACKOUTS ARE A CAUTIONARY TALE, WARNS FORMER CA REPUBLICAN PARTY CHAIRMAN

To the north, firefighters raced to make progress against a blaze near Geyserville in Sonoma County before ferocious “diablo winds” returned. The fire had burned 49 buildings, including 21 homes, and swept through nearly 40 square miles of the wine-growing region. It was 10% contained by Saturday morning.

Several thousand people living in small communities in neighboring Lake County were warned to be ready to evacuate if an order is given. The area was the scene of a 2015 wildfire that killed four people and burned nearly 2,000 homes and other buildings.

High winds this weekend could ground water-dropping aircraft, disperse fire retardant and drive hot embers far ahead of the flames to set new blazes, Cal Fire Division Chief Jonathan Cox warned.

“You can’t fight a fire that’s spotting ahead of itself a quarter of a mile, half a mile, in some cases a mile ahead of itself,” he said.

No cause has been determined for any of the current fires, but PG&E said a 230,000-volt transmission line near Geyserville had malfunctioned minutes before that fire erupted Wednesday night.

The utility acknowledged that the discovery of the tower malfunction had prompted a change in its strategy.

“We have revisited and adjusted some of our standards and protocols in determining when we will de-energize high-voltage transmission lines,” Andrew Vesey, CEO of Pacific Gas & Electric Co., said at a briefing Friday.

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES: NEWSOM ISSUES PROCLAMATION, KINCADE FIRE MAY HAVE BEEN SPARKED BY TRANSMISSION LINE

The weekend forecasts detail what could be the strongest winds of the year coupled with bone-dry humidity.

“These places we all love have effectively become tinderboxes,” Vesey said. “Any spark, from any source, can lead to catastrophic results. We do not want to become one of those sources.”

The possible link between the wine country fire and a PG&E transmission line contained grim parallels to a catastrophic fire last year that tore through the town of Paradise, killing 85 people and destroying thousands of homes in the deadliest U.S. fire in a century.

State officials concluded that fire was sparked by a PG&E transmission line.

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom, left, tours a home destroyed by the Kincade fire on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, in Geyserville, Calif. Newsom declared a state of emergency Friday as wildfires scorch both ends of the state from Sonoma to Los Angeles. (Karl Mondon/San Jose Mercury News via AP)

Asherah Davidown, 17, of Magalia and her family lost their house, two dogs and a car in the Paradise fire. She said her family was preparing for another power outage by filling the gas tank of their car and buying non-perishable foods and batteries for their flashlights.

The outages reminded her of her family’s vulnerable position as they struggle to get back on their feet.

“My house doesn’t have a generator so that means another weekend of sitting in the dark with no Wi-Fi, no food in the fridge and shopping in increments since we don’t know how long the power may be out,” Davidown said.

The continuing round of power outages made her feel somewhat vulnerable as her family tries to get back on its feet, she said.

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“For the most part, a lot of people feel really helpless. Their livelihoods are at the fingertips of a corporation,” she said. “There’s still a lot of hurt and emotional recovery. Having our basic needs repeatedly taken away is really unfortunate.”

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Malaysian-born con artist accused of scamming Washington Redskins player

A Malaysia-born con artist has been accused of bilking a prominent player on the Washington Redskins and his sports agent out of $1.2 million, according to a published report and court records.

The Washington Post reported Friday that Siew Im Cheah, 59, convinced professional athletes and successful executives that she was the granddaughter of Singapore’s first prime minister and a close friend of President Obama.

Cheah was “a one-woman crime spree,” a federal prosecutor said in court, according to the paper, which also reported that authorities initially suspected her of having ties to Chinese intelligence.

She was sentenced this month to 51 months in prison for stealing the identity of a Virginia woman who had been her housemate and using that identity to scam the Redskin and his agent, among others. She pleaded guilty in the identity fraud case after being arrested in 2017.

CON ARTIST POSING AS JASON STATHAM SCAMMED BRITISH WOMAN OUT OF MORE THAN $25G

In a press release, prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Alexandria, Va., said Cheah entered the U.S. 18 years ago using the identity of a 66-year-old Malaysian woman named Sau Hoon Lee, and then accumulated numerous convictions related to identity theft.

Court papers say her victims included a chef, trainer, multiple manicurists and an appointee of a Virginia governor, according to the Post.

The scammed Redskin, whose name is not mentioned in court papers, did not return calls for comment, according to the paper. The sports agent declined to comment. The Post did not identify him by name.

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Mugshot for Sieu Im Cheah, 59 (Alexandria Sheriff’s Office )

The court file contains a pre-sentencing letter to the judge in which the agent said he and his client knew Cheah as Cindy Lin and in 2015 invested $1.2 million in a company for the purchase of the NBA’s Washington Wizards.

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“We later got suspicious of her because of her lavish lifestyle, multiple high-end sports cars and inconsistencies in her stories,” the agent said. He described her as “very manipulative” and lacking remorse “for the heartaches she has caused us.”

He said he and his client asked Cheah for their money back but wound up losing their entire investment.

The Post quoted another pre-sentencing letter from Houston chef Alan Perez, who said Cheah left him $250,000 in debt.

“She does not use guns, knives, or any other sort of physical weapon like many criminals,” Perez said, according to the paper. “Language and emotion are her weapons, and armed with them she can easily infiltrate the mind of anyone she wishes to prey upon.”

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The Post said that from behind bars Cheah said in a brief phone interview that the people who spoke against her “were not victims at all” and had “nothing to do with the situation that put her behind bars.”

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California man visits national park to see Yogi Bear, police find 8 pounds of meth in spare tire

This criminal is not smarter than the average bear.

A California man was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison after police found eight pounds of methamphetamine hidden in a spare tire after he told them he had seen Yogi Bear in Yellowstone National Park

Manuel Paz Sanchez Jr., 32, was sentenced Thursday to 15 years and 8 months in federal prison after he pleaded guilty in May to possession with intent to distribute meth, the Montana District Attorney’s office said in a news release.

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According to court documents, Sanchez was stopped in a rental car by Montana Highway Patrol on Dec. 12, 2017 for trailing a car too closely. During the stop he told police he was driving to Bismarck, N.D. from Idaho where he had been visiting with family and planned to fly back to California once there.

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Manuel Paz Sanchez Jr., 32, was sentenced Thursday to 15 years and eights months in federal prison after he pleaded guilty in May to possession with intent to distribute meth. 

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During the interview, Sanchez was unable to name the city he had visited but remembered that he had just come from Yellowstone National Park where he claims he saw Yogi Bear, FOX6 reported.

Suspicious of the man’s story, the officer asked permission to search the vehicle and Sanchez consented. In it, police found a spare tire that appeared to be deflated, something unusual for a rental car, they thought.

The tire was taken to a nearby repair shop where it was discovered that there were six vacuum-sealed packages containing just over eight pounds of meth – the equivalent of 30,000 does.

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In addition to his prison sentence, Sanchez will have to undergo 5 years of supervised release.

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Feminist author Naomi Wolf’s new book canceled after accuracy questioned

Feminist Naomi Wolf’s new book has been canceled by its U.S. publisher after questions of accuracy were raised in Great Britain.

Wolf’s dispute with Houghton Mifflin arose after the book “Outrages: Sex, Censorship and the Criminalization of Love” was published in the U.K. and a BBC interviewer in May challenged her research on sodomy executions in Victorian Britain, according to reports. The book delves into the persecution of homosexuality during that era.

Houghton Mifflin first announced a delay and then on Oct. 18 said it would not be releasing the book and that it was splitting with Wolf. The publisher said it and the author had “mutually and amicably agreed to part company.”

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The severing of ties has freed Wolf to seek a new publisher for the book.

Wolf has acknowledged some errors in the book but contended they were fixable and openly objected to the postponement, the Associated Press reported. She even promoted “Outrages” on her own in the U.S., with attendees offered the chance to buy the U.K. edition.

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The AP reported that publishers rarely fact-check books, citing time and expense.

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Wolf, known for such best-sellers as “The Beauty Myth” and “Misconceptions,” has had her scholarship challenged before. In “The Beauty Myth,” she wrote that anorexia caused the deaths of 150,000 women a year, a number widely regarded as inflated.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Connecticut police ‘big dogs’ sniff out 420 pounds of marijuana in U-Haul truck

Four Connecticut State Police drug-sniffing dogs are being credited with helping troopers collar two men on drug-trafficking charges.

“Troopers from Troop G stopped a truck on I-95 in Darien,” state police said of Friday’s bust. “When something didn’t smell right, the big dogs were called in.”

Those big dogs, police said, “alerted” on the truck, a U-Haul rental, and a search turned up 420 pounds of marijuana.

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Police K-9  pose with seized marijuana from their big traffic bust Friday on I-95. (Connecticut State Police)

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The driver of the U-Haul Vahe Manjikian, 23, and his passenger, 27-year-old Kevin Conrado, both of Los Angeles, were charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell, Fox 61 Hartford reported.

They were each being held on $100,000 bonds pending court appearances, the station reported.

Their truck was stopped on the busy interstate in Darien, heading in the direction of New York City, police said.

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Police released a photo of the dogs, members of the Statewide Narcotics Task Force, posing with the confiscated bales of marijuana and the U-Haul.

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