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Authorities urge women who may be linked to fetal remains found at abortion doctor’s home to come forward

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Authorities are urging women who may have had an abortion performed on them by an Indiana doctor who kept more than 2,000 fetal remains at his Illinois home to come forward if they feel that they could have a link to the remains.

Will County Sherrif Mike Kelley said Thursday that the 2,246 fetal remains would be turned over to the Indiana Attorney General’s Office for further investigation.

“What we’re looking for is to work with Indiana authorities to find out if there’s more and work with them if victims come forward that want to participate in the criminal justice system,” Will County State’s Attorney General James Glasgow said at a press conference.

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“Even though the clinics are in Indiana, some of these people could have lived in Illinois at the time, so we have a connection. But obviously if the crime is committed in Indiana, they would be the appropriate prosecuting authority but we probably could assist them so we remain open to that.”

Kelley added that the investigation in Illinois has been completed for the time being, but added: “There’s still work that needs to be done in this case,”

Family members of Dr. Ulrich Klopfer discovered the medically preserved fetal remains in his garage on Sept. 12. Klopfer had died nine days earlier of natural causes, according to Will County Coroner Patrick O’Neil.

When authorities searched the garage, they found more than 70 cardboard boxes of various sizes from “ceiling to floor” containing fetal remains that were placed inside small, sealed plastic bags with formalin, a chemical used to preserve biological material, Kelley said.

There was “individual packaging of every single one of them,” Glasgow said of the fetal remains.

The boxes were mixed among other boxes containing Klopfer’s personal property and more than 50 detectives and personnel searched the residence for several days, before transferring the remains to the coroner’s office.

“I can tell you, in the 31 years that I’ve been doing this job, I’ve never seen anything like this ever,” Kelley said. “It is a strange … once in a lifetime type of thing.”

Police said they found no evidence of medical procedures occurring on the property but the containers of remains were dated from 2000 to 2002, coinciding with a period of time when Klopfer maintained three abortion clinics in Indiana.

“We collectively ask that the media and the public not pass judgment on the Klopfer family, who made this startling discovery and who have been cooperating fully throughout this entire process,” Kelly said, adding that neither the family nor the doctor’s widow knew why he had the fetuses hidden in the garage.

Glasgow said there was “no evidence to indicate any criminal activity at that house other than the existence of the evidence that we found.”

The laws for disposing of a fetus after an abortion vary from state to state, but O’Neil said the coroner’s officer “never exercises jurisdiction” over disposal in Illinois. “Whatever form of disposition either the hospital or clinic provides is up to them.”

Glasgow also pointed out that since Klopfer is deceased, he can’t face any criminal charges but it is clear that “he failed to follow Indiana law as to the disposal of the fetal remains under their law. He failed to file the proper paperwork under their law. Those are the two things they’re going to be looking at. He has facilities there that are still there. That will be part of the continuing investigation.”

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Glasgow said investigators “would certainly like to know more” about the circumstances that led to the suspension of Klopfer’s medical license in 2015 amid accusations that he failed to report an abortion performed on a 13-year-old girl.

“These records were not handled properly back at that time,” Glasglow said.

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Ohio deputies pull over Amish buggy with stereo system inside

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Police in Ohio had a curious encounter with two Amish men over the weekend, pulling over their buggy to discover it had been rigged with a massive stereo system.

Deputies stopped the buggy around 1 a.m. Sunday and found a 12-pack of Michelob Ultra on top of the vehicle with several open bottles inside, according to WKBN. The men– who come from a community which largely shuns alcohol and modern technology– bailed out of the buggy so fast that the horse continued pulling the empty coach down the road.

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“I`ve never operated an Amish buggy with a horse, but I`m told that the horse will know the way home regardless of [whether] the operator is awake or even in the buggy, and that horse went a little further down the road and onto an oil/gas well road and stopped,” Trumbull County Chief Deputy Joe Dragovich told Fox 8.

Deputies then towed the buggy and found someone to take care of the horse until the owners come forward.

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In a rite of passage known as Rumspringa, young members of the Amish community are allowed to experiment with the influences of the outside world, but DUI laws still apply. “Unfortunately, they`re not licensed as far as the buggy goes, but it is a vehicle, it`s on the roadway and the OVI laws do apply. You`re not allowed to drink and drive or operate a buggy,” Dragovich said.

Once authorities identify the two men, they could be charged with failure to comply with the deputy’s commands.

“Maybe there`s just that fear of the consequences and that would be a reality check for them, that there are consequences, but I encourage them to come forward and get their buggy and horse,” said Dragovich.

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The Amish are a Christian community known for simple living and plain dress. As of this year, there are about 336,235 Amish living in the U.S. Around 76,000 of which live in Ohio, according to Amish studies organization The Young Center. Only Pennsylvania has a larger Amish population.

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Gamer sentenced to 15 months in federal prison in deadly ‘swatting’ case

An Ohio gamer who recruited a prankster to make a fake emergency call, known as “swatting,” that led to the fatal shooting of a Kansas man by police was sentenced to 15 months in prison on Friday, prosecutors announced.

Casey Viner, 19, was also ordered to pay $2,500 in restitution. He will have two years of supervised release after he leaves prison.

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Casey Viner leaves federal court in Wichita, Kan. last year.

Viner pleaded guilty in April to one count of conspiracy and one count of obstructing justice. He had originally pleaded not guilty but changed his plea in exchange for a lighter sentence. As part of his plea, Viner admitted trying to hide his involvement in the December 2017 episode when he realized the antic had gotten someone killed.

Prosecutors and defense lawyers in their plea agreement had recommended a sentence of two years of probation, with the added condition that Viner be confined for six months to his home unless attending school, work or church. They also jointly recommended the gaming restriction.

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But U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren said a prison sentence was required to reflect the seriousness of the offense. It was foreseeable that something bad could happen by calling an armed police force to respond to what officers thought was an escalating situation of violence, he said.

“We impose sentences not only for what people intend, but what happened,” Melgren said.

“Swatting, and soliciting others to swat someone, are more than foolish,” U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said in a statement. “Such actions are reckless, dangerous and, as this case proves, potentially tragic. Swatting is not a prank, and it is no way to resolve disputes among gamers. Once again, I call upon gamers to self-police their community to ensure that the practice of swatting is ended once and for all.”

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The case originated with a $1.50 bet between Viner and “Call of Duty: WWII” opponent Shane Gaskill of Wichita, Kan. Gaskill refused to pay up, and police said Viner asked Tyler Barriss, 26, to “swat” Gaskill. Barriss called the police in Kansas from his home in Los Angeles to give a false report of a fake shooting and kidnapping at a Wichita address assumed to be Gaskill’s.

Gaskill and his family previously lived at that address but were evicted in 2016. A SWAT team showed up at the house, which at this point belonged to 28-year-old Andrew Finch. The officers believed they were dealing with a man who had shot his own father and was holding family members hostage. An officer shot and killed Finch, and his family members have sued the Wichita police. Police said they believed Finch had been reaching for a gun as he lowered his hand near his waistband. The local district attorney declined to charge the officer.

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Gaskill has struck a deal for deferred prosecution that could allow the charges against him to be dropped. He was charged as a co-conspirator after knowingly giving Barriss the same former address and taunting him to “try something.”

Barriss in April was sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to 51 felonies nationwide, one of the highest prison sentences ever imposed for “swatting.”

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Girlfriend of Cleveland Browns defensive end Chris Smith is killed in car crash

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The girlfriend of Cleveland Browns defensive end Chris Smith was killed in a car accident on Interstate 90 in Ohio early Wednesday, the team said in a statement.

Smith and his girlfriend, Petara Cordero, who recently celebrated the birth of a daughter, were in his Lamborghini around 2 a.m. Wednesday when the vehicle had a tire malfunction and spun out, ultimately hitting the median. Smith and Cordero, 26, were able to get out of the car without significant injuries. Cordero, who was standing on the shoulder of the highway, was then struck by another car that crashed into her and the passenger side of Smith’s car, according to Fox 8 in Cleveland.

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Cordero was rushed to an area hospital, where she was pronounced dead, according to the news outlet. Smith was not injured.

The driver of the second car was also taken to the hospital, the television station reported, adding that she was treated and released.

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The other driver admitted to drinking, according to a Cleveland police report provided by the Browns. The crash remains under investigation.

Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam offered their condolences to Smith, who signed a three-year contract with the team in March 2018.

“Words cannot describe the sorrow we feel for Chris following the loss of his girlfriend, Petara,” the owners said in a statement. “Our entire organization mourns with Chris, his family and the Cordero family. We will do everything possible to offer them our support, comfort and any resources in this most difficult time.”

Cleveland’s players were informed about the tragedy during a meeting, and coach Freddie Kitchens visited Smith at his home.

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The Browns will have grief counselors on hand throughout the week to provide emotional support to all the players and staff, according to the team, which added that Smith will “have the opportunity to grieve as he sees … fit, including being excused from or participating in any team activities, if desired.”

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Illinois police seek Walter White look-alike on probation violation

Police in Illinois are looking for a man who bears a startling resemblance to “Breaking Bad” protagonist Walter White — and is wanted for a probation violation related to methamphetamine possession, according to a local report.

The Galesburg Police Department in Illinois regularly posts mugshots of wanted people to its Facebook page, but the post for Sept. 3, which featured 50-year-old Todd Barrick Jr., got extra attention. Barrick’s mugshot shows him sporting glasses and a goatee, similar to the character played by Bryan Cranston on the AMC series. Barrick is also the same age as the Walter White character when the series begins.

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The Galesburg Police Department told KWQC-TV that Barrick’s probation violation was related to meth possession. The department did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

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Police in Illinois are looking for a man who has “Breaking Bad” fans doing a double take because the suspect looks like the television show’s Walter White and coincidentally is wanted in relation to methamphetamine possession, according to a local report. (Galesburg Police Department)

“Breaking Bad” ran for five seasons between 2008 and 2013. The show told the story of White, a high school chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with lung cancer and turns to manufacturing meth to ensure his family’s financial security after he dies.

“Heisenberg lives!” one Facebook user commented under the police department’s post, referring to an alias used by White on the show.

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“This new ‘Breaking Bad’ movie looks like it sucks!” another user wrote.

It was not immediately known if Barrick is currently in custody.

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Missouri couple wins $50G lottery prize 12 years after winning $3.7M

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A Missouri couple who won a $3.7 million lottery prize in 2007 nearly got really lucky a second time last week, narrowly missing out on another multi-million dollar prize.

Marilyn and Jimmie Lovelace matched four of the five white-ball numbers, plus the Powerball, that were drawn Sept. 4, the Missouri Lottery said in a statement.

The Lovelaces just missed out on a piece of the $80 million jackpot, but still earned a $50,000 prize.

The winning numbers for the Sept. 4 drawing were 4, 8, 30, 52, 59, and the Powerball was 2. The Lovelaces missed out only on the number 8.

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One ticket sold in upstate New York won the jackpot, while another ticket sold in Virginia matched all five white-ball numbers for a $1 million prize.

Winning multiple lottery prizes is rare, but not uncommon. In July, a Connecticut man won a second $100,000 prize after winning the same jackpot a year earlier.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Illinois man left seriously injured after vicious bowling ball attack

Police in Illinois are on the hunt for a suspect who was caught on video smashing another man’s head with a bowling ball Wednesday night, an attack that briefly left the victim in a medically induced coma.

Damante Williams, 28, was involved in a fight at Town Hall Bowl in Cicero when another man picked up a bowling ball and threw it at him, striking Williams in the head, according to CBS Chicago

Investigators say the suspect fled the scene in a 2018 Range Rover with Wisconsin license plate AFS3400.

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Police are on the hunt for this suspect reportedly captured on video smashing another man in the head with a bowling ball at an event in the Chicago area on Wednesday night, resulting in the victim being placed in a coma. (Cicero Police Dept)

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Williams was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood where he was placed in a medically-induced coma.

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Tamekio Williams, the victim’s mother, told CBS Chicago that her son came out of his coma around 8:00 a.m. on Friday and his status is improving, although slowly.

“He knew who I was, but he’s still not all the way where I would like him to be, but I know in time he’ll get there,” she said.

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Tamekio Williams told the station the incident occurred after Damante allegedly bumped into someone he didn’t know that night, although she still doesn’t know what could have motivated her son’s attacker.

“To my understanding, he didn’t even know these people, so why would you hit somebody with a bowling ball in the head?” Williams said. “ … Someone came up from behind him when the security guard was holding him and threw a bowling ball and hit his head. Just bring this person to justice.”

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Police say no one called them to report the incident, but another patron at the bowling alley ran outside and flagged down an officer. The owner of Town Hall Bowl said the fight was isolated that night and security had been in place.

Police said anyone who recognizes the man who threw the bowling ball should call Cicero PD at 708-652-2130.

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Minnesota family says girl, 14, in vegetative state because nurse failed to treat asthma

A Minnesota family says their 14-year-old daughter has suffered a traumatic brain injury and is now in a vegetative state after her school nurse failed to treat her asthma earlier this year.

The family has filed a lawsuit against the Lakeville school district as well as the nurse involved. The suit claimed that on April 16, the girl, named Aaliyah, suffered an asthma exacerbation and went to the school nurse.

The nurse did not properly evaluate the girl and instructed her to go to gym class, the lawsuit continued.

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During gym class at McGuire Middle School, the 14-year-old’s airways narrowed to a point where she couldn’t breathe and she passed out, attorneys said. According to the suit, Aaliyah was deprived of oxygen for 30 minutes, suffered a serious brain injury and has remained in a vegetative state requiring her to have caretaking services for the rest of her life.

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The parents are seeking damages in excess of $10 million.

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The lawsuit alleged that the school district and nurse had received a care plan from the girl’s doctors with specific instructions for treating her asthma exacerbations.

According to the suit, the girl had a long history of asthma attacks requiring medical intervention and the school district and nurse had been aware of the severity of her condition.

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The school district told Fox 9 it was not responsible for the student’s injuries.

“Lakeville Area Schools are deeply saddened by the medical incident regarding one of our students last April,” the school’s statement said. “We express our deepest sympathy for the student and family. The district takes student health seriously and abides by medical protocols and emergency response procedures. It is our position that the Lakeville Area Schools are not responsible for the injuries outlined in the complaint.”

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Ohio grandfather with gun stops intruder: ‘They picked the wrong house’

An Ohio grandfather with a loaded gun stopped a burglar who broke into his home on Tuesday, according to a local report.

Daniel McGown, 73, said he found an intruder in his Akron home and held him at gunpoint until police arrived.

“They picked the wrong house,” McGown told WEWS-TV.

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Daniel McGown, 73, said he found the man in his Akron home on Tuesday morning and held him at gunpoint until police arrived. (WEWS-TV)

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McGown, a retired attorney, said he heard someone ring his doorbell several times around 5:15 a.m., then heard someone yelling from inside his house soon after.

McGown said he grabbed his 9mm pistol from under his pillow and found a man, identified by investigators as Thomas Gaffney, 51, in his living room.

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Daniel McGown, 73, said he grabbed his 9mm pistol from under his pillow and found a man, identified as Thomas Gaffney, 51, of Akron, in his living room. (Summit County Jail)

“I pointed the pistol at him and said, ‘If you don’t move, I won’t shoot you,’” McGown said. He then realized he’d left his cellphone upstairs so he ordered Gaffney to walk up to the bedroom with him.

“I told him, ‘you’re going to walk ahead of me and we’re going to go upstairs where I can get my cellphone and call the police,’ and he said, ‘Please do call the police. Please don’t shoot me,'” McGown said.

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“I told him to get down on his knees in front of the bed and lay down on it with his arms out, and I called the police and they showed up, and there he was.”

McGown told WEWS his house had been broken into a few days earlier, when he was out of town. He said Guns, ammunition and laptops were stolen and disassembled televisions were left behind.

Akron police said they were investigating whether Gaffney was connected to the first burglary.

“If he had reached his hand towards a pocket or something where I thought that he might have had one of the guns that went away last night or the night before, then I might have been tempted to do that,” said McGown, who reportedly has a concealed-carry permit.

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“My home was being violated and here was a guy doing it in my presence,” he added. “Here’s the guy, and I just wanted to make him stop doing that.”

Gaffney has been charged with burglary and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Midwest farmers’ Trump loyalty tested by new corn-ethanol rules

After President Trump levied tariffs on China that roiled global markets, the patience of many Midwest farmers with a president they mostly supported in 2016 has been put to a significant test.

The trigger wasn’t Trump’s China tariffs, but the waivers the administration granted this month to 31 oil refineries so they don’t have to blend ethanol into their gasoline. Since roughly 40 percent of the U.S. corn crop is turned into ethanol, it was a fresh blow to corn producers already struggling with five years of low commodity prices and the threat of mediocre harvests resulting from bad weather.

“I’ve never seen farmers so tired, so frustrated, and they’re to the point of anger,” said Kelly Nieuwenhuis, a farmer from Primghar in northwest Iowa, who said the waivers were a hot topic at a recent meeting of the Iowa Corn Growers Association. Nieuwenhuis, speaking to The Associated Press, said he voted for Trump in 2016, but now he’s not sure who he’ll back next year.

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Farmer Randy Miller said the U.S. has been “stabbing us in the back.” (AP Photo/Julie Pace)

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“That’s our own country stabbing us in the back,” farmer Randy Miller said. “That’s the president going, ‘The oil companies need to make more than the American farmer.’ … That was just, ‘I like the oil company better or I’m friends with the oil company more than I’m friends with the farmer.’”

The Environmental Protection Agency last month kept its annual target for the level of corn ethanol that must be blended into the nation’s gasoline supply under the Renewable Fuel Standard at 15 billion gallons for 2020. That was a deep disappointment to an ethanol industry that wanted a higher target to offset exemptions granted to smaller refiners. Those waivers have cut demand by an estimated 2.6 billion gallons since Trump took office.

At least 15 ethanol plants have been shut down or idled since the EPA increased waivers under Trump, and a 16th casualty came Wednesday: the Corn Plus ethanol facility in the south-central Minnesota town of Winnebago. The Renewable Fuels Association says the closures have affected more than 2,500 jobs.

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Farmer Randy Miller, seen with his soybeans last week at his farm in Lacona, Iowa.  (AP Photo/Julie Pace)

The 31 new waivers issued this month came on top of 54 granted since early 2018, according to the association. While the waivers are intended to reduce hardships on small oil refiners, some beneficiaries included smaller refineries owned by big oil companies.

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Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said at a farm policy summit in Decatur, Ill.,  on Wednesday that Trump will take action to soften the effects. He would not say what the president might do or when, but said Trump believed the waivers by his EPA were “way overdone.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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