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Colorado backcountry skier killed in ‘very wide’ avalanche, first death of the season

A backcountry skier became the first death of the avalanche season in Colorado on Sunday, when she was buried by a “very wide” slide, according to officials.

The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that authorities received a 911 call around 2:45 p.m. that a backcountry skier had been caught in an avalanche near Cameron Pass on Highway 14, located about 70 miles west of Fort Collins.

“Other members of the party had dug the skier out and called for help,” the sheriff’s office said.

AVALANCHE BARRELS DOWN COLORADO CANYON, PLUME OF SNOW COVERS CARS ON INTERSTATE 70 IN VIDEO

The skier, a 29-year-old woman from Fort Collins, was not breathing after the avalanche and she was declared dead at the scene, the sheriff’s office said.

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The Colorado Avalanche Information Center has said that new snow has increased avalanche danger across Colorado’s Front Range. (Colorado Avalanche Information Center.)

Deputies from Larimer County Sheriff’s Office and rescue resources from neighboring Jackson County responded to the scene, and the 29-year-old’s body was later removed from the mountain by responders.

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) said the avalanche happened on south Diamond Peak at 11,400 feet, where there was a “moderate” risk for avalanches at the time.

“The avalanche was described as 2 to 3 feet deep, very wide, and running close to 500 feet vertically,” the agency said.

ARIZONA COUPLE FOUND DEAD BURIED IN SNOW, LIKELY FROM HYPOTHERMIA: POLICE

Strong winds and up to eight inches of new snow has increased the avalanche danger across the Front Range, according to the CAIC. As of Monday, there is a “considerable” risk for avalanches in the region where Sunday’s deadly slide took place.

“Dangerous conditions exist in the backcountry. Avoid steep northerly and east-facing slopes, especially those that are receiving wind-drifted snow,” the CAIC said. “This includes traveling underneath of these slopes and on adjacent connected terrain.”

There have been at least 185 avalanches in the state so far this season, according to FOX31.

Last season in Colorado was a particularly busy one for avalanches, with the CAIC saying at the time that plentiful snow caused conditions not seen in half a century. Two backcountry skiers died in February when they were buried in an avalanche near the town of Crested Butte in an area known as “Death Pass.”

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The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday that the 29-year-old’s identity, as well as cause and nature of death, will be released by the Larimer County Coroner’s Office at a later time.

The CAIC said that staff will visit the site on Dec. 9 to update their report on the deadly incident.

“Our deepest condolences go out to the friends and family of the deceased, and to everyone affected by this accident,” the agency said.

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Michelle Obama on Trump impeachment push: ‘It’s surreal’

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Former first lady Michelle Obama weighed in on the House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry against President Trump Monday, calling the proceedings “surreal.”

In an interview on NBC’s “Today Show” with Jenna Bush Hager, Obama expressed optimism that the partisan divisions in the country will subside.

The daughter of former President George W. Bush asked Obama whether the country can come back from the divisive situation unfolding in Washington, D.C., as polls show Americans largely split along party lines on impeachment.

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“It’s surreal, I think,” said Obama, speaking from Vietnam, where she is on a trip to promote the education of young girls.

“For the last impeachment hearing [in 1998], a lot of young people weren’t around for that. I don’t think people know what to make of it. But do I think we can come back from it? Oh yeah.

“We’ve seen worse times, we’ve seen tough times in this country. You know, we’ve gone through depressions and wars and bombings and terrorist attacks, and we’ve gone through Jim Crow, and we’ve always come out stronger. And that’s what we have to continue to believe because what’s our choice? To ball up in a corner and call it a day? Well, that’s not fair to this next generation that’s coming before us that are counting on us to get this right,” she added.

Obama said the country should not view it as a battle of “us or them” or of Democrats versus Republicans.

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“We are all here as part of this country. We all want the same things, it’s just sometimes that gets lost in the noise,” she concluded. Her comments came as three lawyers testified Monday before the House Judiciary Committee.

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Lawmakers received the impeachment inquiry’s official findings during an unruly hearing where lawyers from both parties sparred in blunt terms over whether President Trump abused his power in dealings with Ukraine — while committee members clashed repeatedly over a process Republicans decried as a “rubber stamp.”

The hearing – which consisted of lawyers for both parties essentially making their closing arguments, including by showing video clips of key statements from witnesses, Trump and others – comes as the committee is expected to vote in the coming days on articles of impeachment.

Fox News’ Alex Pappas contributed to this report.

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‘I am Jesus Christ’ video game causes stir

A yet-to-be-launched New Testament-inspired video game that lets gamers play as Jesus Christ is causing a stir.

A trailer for “I am Jesus Christ” has been grabbing plenty of attention. Posted to YouTube by Polish game developer PlayWay, the trailer indicates that “I am Jesus Christ” includes miracle-working, crucifixion and resurrection storylines.

The trailer has been viewed more than 330,000 times since it was posted to YouTube on Dec. 6.

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A crucifixion scene features in the “I am Jesus Christ” trailer. (PlayWay/YouTube)

“‘I am Jesus Christ’ is a realistic simulator game inspired by stories from the New Testament of the Bible,” explains a description on the video game distribution site Steam.  “Check if you can perform all famous miracles from the Bible like Jesus Christ. It is a simulation game and you can try to save the world as He did. Are you ready to fight with Satan in the desert, exorcising demons and curing sick people? Or calm the storm in the sea?”

The game’s subject matter has caused plenty of buzz on social media. “The features on I Am Jesus Christ are gold. ‘Realistic fight with Satan,’ tweeted @AngerBeardTV.

“I Am Jesus Christ is a real game based on the New Testament, and it begs the question ‘Are you ready to fight with Satan in the desert’?” tweeted video game website IGN.

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The trailer indicates that “I am Jesus Christ” includes miracle-working, crucifixion and resurrection storylines. (PlayWay/YouTube)

“I am Jesus Christ” has also received criticism. “Too far, PlayWay. Thumbs down,” wrote one commenter on PlayWay’s Facebook page, in response to the trailer. “I’m not sure how to feel about this,” wrote another.

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The trailer was posted to YouTube by Polish game developer PlayWay. (PlayWay/YouTube)

No details of the game’s release date have been posted, although the description on Steam says that it is “coming soon.”

Fox News has reached out to PlayWay with a request for comment.

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Two of Juice WRLD’s security guards arrested at Chicago airport an hour before rapper reported dead

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Two of rapper Juice WRLD‘s security guards were arrested on gun charges at Chicago’s Midway airport early Sunday morning after the 21-year-old star went into convulsions, and an hour before he was reported dead after being rushed to an area hospital.

Fox News confirmed that Christopher Long, 36, of Buena Park, Calif. was arrested on Sunday at approximately 2 a.m. with one misdemeanor count of carrying and possessing a firearm in the first-degree. The second guard in Juice WRLD’s entourage who was arrested is Henry Dean, 27, of Chicago, Ill. He was charged with one misdemeanor count of carrying a concealed firearm in an airport and a second misdemeanor count of sale and/or possession of a high capacity magazine and metal piercing bullets.

Juice WRLD was reported dead at 3:14 am.

RAPPER JUICE WRLD DIES AT 21 AFTER LANDING IN CHICAGO ON FLIGHT FROM LOS ANGELES

Both men are scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 30.

According to TMZ, the FBI allegedly searched the late rapper’s private jet and seized 70 pounds of marijuana from multiple suitcases found on board. However, the FBI Chicago Field Office told Fox News: “There is no confirmation there. Even the photos you might be seeing online, those are not coming from the FBI, the Dept. of Justice. Policy does not allow us to confirm any investigations or lackthereof.”

The 21-year-old rising rap star was pronounced dead after reportedly suffering a seizure after landing at Chicago’s Midway airport from Los Angeles. His death was confirmed by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office in an email to Fox News.

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“The Medical Examiner’s Office has been notified of the death of Jarad A. Higgins, a 21-year-old black male of the 18500 block of Pierce Terrace in Homewood Illinois,” Natalia Derevyanny, spokeswoman for the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said in an email.

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The statement referred to the rapper’s real name, Jarad H. Higgins. The medical examiner’s office continued that the rapper’s autopsy is expected to be completed Monday.

According to reports, Long was released after posting a $1,500 bond, while Dean was released without bond.

Fox News’ Nate Day and Robert Gearty contributed to this report. 

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Pensacola Naval shooter was ‘infuriated’ after instructor nicknamed him ‘Porn Stash’: report

The Saudi national who killed three people during last week’s shooting spree at Naval Air Station Pensacola filed a complaint against one of his instructors earlier this year alleging that he had called him “Porn Stash” – a nickname that “infuriated” him, a report says.

Mohammed Alshamrani, who prepared the document with the help of two American classmates, according to the New York Times, claimed teacher James Day labeled him with the term at the end of a meteorology class in April.

In the complaint, Alshamrani wrote that Day was asking about 10 students around the room if they had any questions before dismissal. When he turned to Alshamrani, Day allegedly addressed him as “Porn Stash.”

“Laughing, he continued to ask, ‘What? Have you not seen a porn star before?’” Alshamrani reportedly wrote in the complaint. “After I did not respond, he just let go of the subject.”

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The NAS Pensacola shooter is identified as Mohammed Alshamrani, a 21-year-old 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Saudi Air Force who was a student naval flight officer of Naval Aviation Schools Command. (FBI)

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The nickname is a reference to the stereotype that adult male film stars have mustaches.

“I was infuriated as to why he would say that in front of the class,” the Times quoted Alshamrani as saying.

Day is employed by Delaware Resource Group of Oklahoma, a subcontractor to CAE USA, which offers instruction to aviation students in the civilian and military fields, according to the newspaper.

Following the alleged incident, Alshamrani reported it to CAE USA’s managers, the New York Times says. The company offered to have Day apologize, but Alshamrani rejected that proposal and instead talked with an office in the Navy that handles international students, the newspaper added, citing a person who spoke with Alshamrani after he filed the complaint.

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NAS Pensacola after Friday’s shooting (FBI)

That same person said numerous government employees believed Day should be disciplined, yet he continued to teach.

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About a week after the alleged incident, Day was paired up with Alshamrani for simulated flight training, the New York Times reported. When the Saudi found out, he complained to CAE USA and got the session rescheduled with another instructor, it added.

Brian Busey, the president of Delaware Resource Group of Oklahoma, told the New York Times that his company is cooperating with the FBI’s investigation into Friday’s shooting and that it had taken care of the alleged classroom incident in April.

“Appropriate personnel action was taken regarding the incident in question, corrective action was taken, the matter was closed back in April, and we have no further comment,” Busey said.

Day himself, through Busey, declined comment on the alleged incident.

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There is no indication yet that it had any connection to the shooting spree, in which Alshamrani gunned down three fellow sailors before being taken out by responding police officers.

The bodies of the three victims were flown to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware Sunday night.

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An Air Force carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Seaman Apprentice Cameron Scott Walters — one of the victims of the Pensacola shooting — on Sunday at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.  (AP)

As of Monday, a motive for the attack has not been publicly revealed and authorities are investigating it as an act of terrorism.

A U.S. official on Friday told the AP the FBI was examining social media posts and investigating whether he acted alone or was connected to any broader group. The SITE Intelligence Group, a group that monitors jihadist media, said that Alshamrani posted to Twitter echoing sentiments from former Al Qaeda leader Usama Bin Laden.

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An Air Force carry team moves the transfer case containing the remains of Navy Seaman Apprentice Cameron Scott Walters, of Richmond Hill, Ga., Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. A Saudi gunman killed three people including Walters in a shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida. (AP)

A spokesperson for Twitter told Fox News in an email statement Saturday that the account was suspended but they declined to comment further as to when the manifesto was tweeted out. The FBI told Fox News it was aware of the anti-American Twitter post, but would not comment on whether they’re looking at it as part of the investigation.

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Alshamrani — a 2nd lieutenant in the Royal Saudi Air Force and a student naval flight officer at the time of his death – first started training with the U.S. military in August 2017, according to the New York Times. He was set to graduate next August and returned to Saudi Arabia during breaks – yet when he came back to the U.S. this February, friends and classmates noticed he had turned more religious, a person familiar with the FBI’s investigation told the newspaper.

Fox News’ Travis Fedschun contributed to this report.

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Kevin McCarthy torches Dems’ impeachment push: Nadler is ‘inept’ and Schiff is a ‘liar’

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Monday torched House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, accusing him of lying throughout the impeachment inquiry process against President Trump.

“Schiff dislikes this president so much, he will lie and lie and do anything to impeach this president,” McCarthy, R-Calif., told “Fox & Friends.”

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McCarthy went on to detail the alleged lies by Schiff, including dubious claims about Trump’s ties to Russia as the Mueller probe unfolded.

“We found out that was a lie,” McCarthy said. “Remember when he said he wished he knew who the whistleblower was? That was a lie.”

Republicans have been criticizing Schiff, D-Calif., for subpoenaing and releasing phone records of calls between the office of former Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and Rudy Giuliani, Giuliani associate Lev Parnas, and journalist John Solomon.

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Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is preparing for a likely impeachment trial in the Senate, and he lambasted Schiff for his actions in leading the inquiry into President Trump.

“I think it’s dangerous,” Graham said. “Here’s what I would tell Adam Schiff. Do you really want to start calling other members, Republican members of Congress in oversight? Do you want me to call you to the Senate as part of Senate oversight?”

McCarthy said that Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., “campaigned” to become the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee “on the basis that he would be the best chairman for impeachment.”

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McCarthy went on to say that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi instead tasked Schiff with spearheading the impeachment because she believes Nadler is “inept.”

He said Democrats have repeatedly failed to bring convincing evidence that Trump committed an “impeachable offense.”

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How early is too early for holiday decor? Poll puts hot topic to rest

It’s a longstanding debate: when is the appropriate time to whip out the Christmas decorations?

In recent years, many have embraced the Christmas spirit early, decorating for the holiday before Thanksgiving rolls around. While others prefer to wait until early December to deck the halls, the question of appropriate timing remains.

In an attempt to put the hotly debated question to rest, pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson, host of Fox Nation’s brand new show  “What Are the Odds?” shared the findings of a recent poll on Fox Nation’s Christmas special “All American Christmas on Fox Square.”

According to the 2019 Minted poll, 43 percent of respondents prefer to decorate their homes before November, but 60 percent prefer that seasonal decorations are limited to stores during that time.

“This is a debate all the time, an argument amongst neighbors, amongst family members even in your household,” “Fox & Friends” co-host Jillian Mele said in the Fox Nation special.

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“I’m one of those people who put up Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving,” she added, as her fellow co-hosts booed from the audience.

Co-host Ainsley Earhardt came to Mele’s defense.

“I do, too,” she admitted. “I love it, I can’t get enough.”

According to a 2017 study discussed on MarthaStewart.com, embracing the holiday cheer early may actually boost one’s happiness heading into the season.

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“Decorating your house early extends those magical childhood emotions from times gone by, which can only serve as a constant reminder causing positive psychological changes that affect your mood,” Steve McKeown, a psychoanalyst, told Martha Stewart Living.

Many on Twitter had mixed reactions to the November holiday decor debate, some calling it a “crime” while others expressed support for the early lights and wreaths.

“Christmas music and decorations in November should be a crime,” one user wrote.

“Forgive for being Orthodox but Christmas decorations should not be up in November,” another agreed.

“It’s…November, Christmas film on, decorations going up and I just ate a mince pie…..not even sorry,” a Twitter user fired back.

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Elon Musk spotted hitting the town — and a sign — in the Tesla Cybertruck

Tesla’s Cybertruck is still making a smash.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk was spotted chauffeuring a few friends to dinner at Nobu in Malibu, Calif., on Saturday night in a prototype of his company’s upcoming electric pickup.

The Cybertruck suffered an embarrassing debut in November when its “armor” windows were smashed by a small metal ball tossed at them.

According to TMZ, the Cybertruck was left parked out front with security and attracting much attention while the party was dining. At one point, Musk came out with actor Ed Norton to give him a look.

As it left the restaurant, Musk’s friend, musician Grimes, was photographed sitting next to him on the stainless steel vehicle’s central front jump seat, which allows the cabin to fit six passengers, as in many conventional pickups.

The night didn’t go perfectly, however. Musk was videotaped running over a sign with the full-size truck as he pulled out of the parking lot onto the Pacific Coast Highway.

Musk tweeted earlier in the evening that the production version of the Cybertruck could be slightly smaller to make it easier to fit in a garage.

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Finland’s Sanna Marin, 34, to become world’s youngest prime minister

The woman set to become Finland’s next prime minister will break the mold not just for becoming the country’s third female in the top role, but also the world’s youngest leader.

Finland’s ruling Social Democratic Party council voted 32-29 late Sunday to name 34-year-old Sanna Marin over rival Antti Lindtman to take over the government’s top post from incumbent Antti Rinne, who quit last week.

Marin, who currently serves as the country’s transport and communications minister, will be sworn in this week.

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A lawmaker since 2015, the 34-year-old will head a center-left coalition of five parties.  All of her four coalition partners are led by women — four of whom are in their 30s.

Talking to reporters on Sunday, the 34-year-old brushed aside questions about her age, the BBC reported.

“I have never thought about my age or gender,” she said. “I think of the reasons I got into politics and those things for which we have won the trust of the electorate.”

Like New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern — another government leader who is younger than 40 — Marin is a new mother, having given birth to her daughter Emma last year. Raised by a single mother, she has told a Finnish broadcaster how she felt discriminated against when her mother was in a relationship with another woman.

Lawmakers are likely to approve the appointment of Marin and her government this week so she can represent Finland at the Dec. 12-13 EU leaders’ summit in Brussels. Finland holds the European Union’s rotating presidency until the end of the year.

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The candidate for the next Prime Minister of Finland, Sanna Marin, smiles after she won the SDP’s Prime Minister candidate vote against Antti Lindtman, in Helsinki, Finland, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. (Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva via AP)

Rinne, the incumbent prime minister whom Marin is replacing, plans to stay on as the Social Democrats’ chairman until a party congress next summer.

Rinne stepped down last week after a key coalition partner, the Center Party, withdrew its support, citing lack of trust. The Center Party also criticized Rinne’s leadership skills prior to a two-week strike by the country’s state-owned postal service in November that spread to other industries.

Rinne’s resignation prompted the formal resignation of the coalition of the Social Democrats and the Center Party and three junior partners: the Greens, the Left Alliance and the Swedish People’s Party of Finland.

A number of strikes are still taking place in the country, and resolving them will be one of Marin’s first priorities. She said on Sunday she was ready to get to work

“We have a lot of work to do to rebuild trust,” she said.

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On Sunday, Social Democrats and the four other coalition parties said they are committed to the government program agreed upon after the April election and will continue in Marin’s new government. The new government will still have a comfortable majority of 117 seats at the 200-seat Eduskunta, or Parliament.

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Sanna Marin, a 34-year-old minister and lawmaker has been tapped to become Finland’s youngest prime minister ever and its third female government head, replacing former Cabinet leader who resigned Tuesday. (Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva via AP) (Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva via AP)

Marin will be Finland’s third female government leader. Women have been present in politics in the Nordic region for decades and today represent half of the party leaders in Sweden. Four of Denmark’s nine parties are headed by women.

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Mette Frederiksen became Denmark’s prime minister in June, while Erna Solberg has been Norway’s head of government since 2013.

Iceland’s Vigdis Finnbogadottir was the first woman to be democratically elected as head of state by voters when she defeated three men for the presidency in 1980.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Tiny phones hidden in Nike sneakers intercepted at Oklahoma detention facility

An Oklahoma inmate’s special Christmas delivery was thwarted last week after prison staff intercepted an early – and illegal – holiday gift: a pair of Nike shoes with six mini cellphones hidden inside a secret cavity.

The staff at the Logan County Detention Center inspected the all-black Nike Air Force 1s for contraband before delivering the shoes to the unidentified inmate, the county sheriff’s office said. They discovered that underneath the insoles of each shoe were three cutout cavities that each held a tiny cellphone measuring no more than 3 inches long.

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“Had our staff not been thorough, this could have easily been missed and ended up in a detention center/prison to be used to continue a criminal operation from inside the walls,” Logan County Sheriff Damon Devereaux said on Facebook.

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A pair of Nike shoes each hiding three tiny cellphones in cut out cavities in their soles was intercepted at Logan County Detention Center. (Logan County Sheriff’s Office)

In September, the governor’s office blamed inmates using cellphone contraband for facilitating a string of violent acts that took place within hours of each other at facilities across the state, according to KFOR-TV. The violence left one inmate dead and more than a dozen others injured while prisons were placed on lockdown for several days.

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Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt has since signed an executive order to find new ways to eliminate cellphones in prison, including the use of technology like phone jamming equipment.

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The tiny cellphones discovered hidden underneath the insoles of the shoes all measured less than 3 inches long. (Logan County Sheriff’s Office)

The sheriff’s office told the station that deputies were working to learn who dropped off the shoes. The individual will face charges.

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It was unclear whether the inmate who was supposed to receive the shoes will face any charges.

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