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Washington homeowner attempts to fight off burglar with stick, then shoots him in chest, police say

A man in Washington state was forced to defend himself on Friday — through a variety of means — after he was attacked in the kitchen of his home by an intruder, who ultimately was shot in the chest during the struggle, according to officials.

The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post they were contacted around 12:32 p.m. after the homeowners reported a burglary inside the home.

Detectives told Q13 News the homeowner did his best to fend off the burglary suspect in his kitchen using a piece of wood. When that did not stop the suspect, the man grabbed a weapon and fired a single shot, hitting the intruder in the chest.

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“The homeowner knew that he did the right thing, and the only thing he could do to protect himself and his wife,” Lt. Tim Rudloff told Q13 News.

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A man shot a homeless person in the chest after he was attacked in the kitchen of his home on Friday, according to police. (Thurston County Sheriff’s Office)

The suspect was transported to an area hospital with a single gunshot wound and is expected to survive, according to the sheriff’s office.

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As soon as he is released from the hospital, the suspect who has yet to be identified will be charged with first-degree residential burglary.

The homeowner will not be facing any charges since he was within his right to protect his home, according to police.

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The sheriff’s office said it is reminding the public to not approach anyone who breaks into their home, and instead to call 911.

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Unexploded bomb discovered at British beach, sparking evacuation, reports say

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A popular British beach area was evacuated Monday after an unexploded bomb was reportedly found just offshore from a lighthouse.

The device was discovered at Beachy Head in East Sussex, England. The area is known for the high chalk sea cliff that rises to 531 feet above sea level.

The bomb was found in the waters below the Belle Tout lighthouse, the Eastbourne Herald reported.

Authorities said they needed to wait until low tide before figuring out what to do with the device, according to the Eastbourne Herald.

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In the meantime, police evacuated the beach and cordoned off the scene to keep visitors away, according to The Express.

It wasn’t clear what type of ordnance the device may be, or how old it is, however, unexploded bombs from World War II are often discovered throughout Britain and surrounding nations.

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Additional details have yet to be released by authorities.

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Tourist bus hit by roadside bomb near Egypt’s Giza Pyramids; injuries reported

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At least a dozen people were injured after a tourist bus was hit by a roadside bomb Sunday near a museum being built close to the Giza Pyramids in Egypt.

The exact number of injured was not immediately known, but Egyptian officials told the Associated Press at least 16 people were hurt.

Most of the injured included tourists, including South African nationals, security sources told Reuters.

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Pictures posted to social media showed a bus with its windows cracked and debris in the road as some people tended to their injuries.

A witness to the blast, Mohamed el-Mandouh, told Reuters he heard a “very loud explosion” while sitting in traffic near the area.

Egypt has battled Islamic militants for years in the Sinai Peninsula in an insurgency that has occasionally spilled over to the mainland, hitting minority Christians or tourists.

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The attack comes as Egypt’s vital tourism industry is showing signs of recovery after years in the doldrums because of the political turmoil and violence that followed a 2011 uprising that toppled former leader Hosni Mubarak.

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The apparent attack is the second to target foreign tourists near the famed pyramids in less than six months.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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California braces for feet of snow from storms; ‘significant severe weather event’ to impact Plains

It may be May, but Spring has not quite sprung in the Golden State.

Parts of California still resemble a scene out of winter, with a series of storms bringing several feet of snow to mountain areas, ahead of a “significant” severe weather threat across the nation’s midsection.

The National Weather Service said that a series of Pacific storms are bringing heavy rain, mountain snow, and gusty winds across the West. A winter storm warning was issued Wednesday night that will run through Friday morning for the southern Sierra Nevada.

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Heavy snow was reported in Kingsville, Calif. on Thursday as a storm system moved into the region. (KVOR via NNS)

The first storm, headed in from the Gulf of Alaska, is expected to bring up to an inch of rain in some areas of the Sacramento Valley and as much as 2 feet of snow in some mountain spots at elevations of about 7,000 feet.

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Snow could fall at lower elevations on Thursday with 6-12 inches expected at pass levels, the National Weather Service said.

“Daytime highs today will drop as well down to as much as 20 degrees below normal for the date,” the agency added.

In Yosemite National Park, spokesman Scott Gediman told the Associated Press that popular 16-mile tourist route Glacier Point Road, which offers sweeping views of Yosemite Valley and Half Dome, closed Wednesday and will remain shuttered until the storms pass. A second system is expected to impact the region on Saturday.

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The current storm is not expected to create widespread flooding because some snow has already melted, according to California Office of Emergency Services Director Mark Ghilarducci.

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A series of storm system are bringing heavy rain and mountain snow to California through the weekend. (Fox News)

In Butte County, Sheriff Kory Honea took to Facebook to reassure residents about the ability of the Oroville Dam to handle inflow from the upcoming storms. Two years ago, 200,000 people had to evacuate amid fears prompted by heavy rain.

“I don’t believe there is a current imminent threat,” Honea said. “If I come to believe there is a problem that puts the safety of our community in imminent danger I will not hesitate to alert people.

As the system heads east, attention will then to the Central Plains to the Ohio Valley where the NWS said a “significant severe weather event” is forecast beginning Friday.

“Very large hail, damaging winds, tornadoes, and heavy rain can be expected,” the NWS said. “Severe weather threats will continue through the weekend and into next week.”

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On Friday, there is an “enhanced” risk of severe thunderstorms with the threat of “very large hail” and tornadoes across Nebraska and West Texas, according to the NWW’s Storm Prediction Center.

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A “significant” severe weather threat is expected over the nation’s mid-section starting on Friday, according to the National Weather Service. (Fox News)

By Saturday the threat stretches from Iowa on southward to central and northeast Texas, including the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

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The areas at most risk of seeing tornadoes in May. (Fox News)

“Severe storms are possible over a large area Saturday, from Texas to Iowa, with the greatest threat across central/northeast Texas toward the Arklatex where a few tornadoes, hail and wind are possible,” the NWS said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Man in China detained after giving dogs ‘illegal’ names

What’s in a name? Apparently, jail time if you’re in China.

A dog breeder in eastern China was detained by police on Monday after giving his two dogs “illegal” names that refer to government and civil service workers.

The man in his 30’s named Ban was summoned by police on Monday after posting information about the dogs, named Chengguan and Xieguan, to friends on popular Chinese messaging app WeChat, according to the Xiangyang City Council.

The dog’s names ended up attracting controversy because “Chengguan” are officials employed in urban areas to tackle low-level crime, while “Xieguan” are informal community workers such as traffic assistants, according to the BBC.

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Zhangzhou Police said on Chinese social media site Weibo the information was “insulting law enforcement personnel,” and prompted an investigation to be launched.

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A man in eastern China was detained by police after giving his dogs “illegal” names after government officials. (Yingzhou Police)

Authorities added that “in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Public Security Administration Punishment,” the man must spend 10 days in an administrative detention center.

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A police officer told the newspaper Beijing News that Ban had been increasingly provocative on his WeChat account, and his actions had “caused great harm to the nation and the city’s urban management, in terms of their feelings,” according to the BBC.

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Ban, who local media outlets reported as being remorseful over his actions, said he had just given the dogs the names “for fun.”

“I don’t know the law, I don’t know if it is illegal,” he told Fuyang News.

China in recent years has been patrolling and cracking down on social media users as the country gears up to launch a social credit system in 2020, which would monitor the behavior of China’s 1.4 billion citizens. Over 1 billion people are current on WeChat.

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Homeless encampments along California levees may be weakening them, officials warn

Thousands of residents in Northern California may be threatened by flooding in the future by levees weakened not by weather but people living on them.

Homeless encampments that have popped up along the sides of levees in Sacramento and San Joaquin counties are creating damage to the flood control structures, as some residents dig into the slope to create a flat surface to put their tents up.

But those cuts into the earthen levees may ultimately end up compromising the structural integrity of the mounds when floodwaters rise, according to Tim Kerr, the general manager for the American River Flood Control District.

“You can have wind and wave action battering into the cut and that could weaken the soil and cause chunks of the levee to slip away,” Kerr told FOX40.

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Kevin King, the general manager for Reclamation District 1000 which manages levees along the Sacramento River, told CBS13 that holes are often hard to spot because of all the trash and other debris associated with the encampments.

“There may be things going on underneath the tarps and tents that are covered up that we just can’t monitor,” King said.

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Officials are concerned that homeless encampments in Northern California are causing damage to levees. (FOX40)

Sacramento City Councilman Jeff Harris, whose district includes areas near the river, said the damage can be quite severe.

“In one spot a guy had actually cut into the levee enough like a cave,” Harris told FOX40. “That could cause a breach. There’s no doubt about it, this is dangerous.”

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Harris has since asked the American River Flood Control District and Reclamation District 1000 to provide a list of some of the largest and troublesome encampments to report to law enforcement.

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Sacramento City Councilman Jeff Harris told FOX40 that in once instance, a man dug into a levee “enough like a cave.” (FOX40)

The councilman told FOX40 he hopes that educating those living atop the levees of the problems they are potentially causing will motivate them to leave.

“When they realize that they’re being displaced because they’re causing harm to our levees the word will get out,” Harris said.

California still leads the nation in the number of estimated homeless individuals with an estimated total of over 109,000 in 2018, according to a Department of Housing and Urban Development report from December. Just over 68 percent of the homeless population in California is also categorized as unsheltered.

Homeless advocate Paula Lomazzi told KCRA-TV that people typically seek hidden spots near the river because they are less likely to be bothered or ultimately moved by authorities.

“I think a short-term solution is finding a place for them to stay,” Lomazzi said.

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The Reclamation District 1000 board voted Friday to send letters to several law enforcement agencies asking for their help solving the problem and the Sacramento City Council plans to have a hearing about the problem about the encampments in the levee districts.

But residents who live near the levees say they still are concerned over the damage.

“If the levees go, my house would probably be underwater,” Scott Garrison told CBS13.

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Catholic church attack in Burkina Faso leaves at least 6 dead, including priest, reports say

At least six people were killed — including a priest — after a Catholic church was attacked and then set ablaze Sunday by a group of armed men in the western African country of Burkina Faso, according to local reports.

The attack happened in the northern town of Dablo, not far from the volatile border with Mali, at the beginning of Mass, Radio France Internationale reported.

A security source told the radio network that Mass had just begun when a “group of some 20 to 30 armed men” approached on motorcycles.

The mayor of the village, Ousmane Zongo, told Agence France-Presse the gunmen then burst into the church.

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Six people, including a priest, were killed after an attack on a Catholic Church in the Western African nation of Burkina Faso, officials said. (Google Maps)

“They started firing as the congregation tried to flee,” he told the news agency. “They burned down the church, then shops and a small restaurant before going to the health center where they searched the premises and set fire to the head nurse’s vehicle.”

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Zongo said the attack left the city “filled with panic,” according to Reuters.

“People are holed up at home. Shops and stores are closed,” he told AFP. “It’s practically a ghost town.”

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The attack happened in the northern village of Dablo, located not far from the volatile border with Mali. (ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images)

One resident of the town told RFI it was the first time the village had been attacked.

“There was no sign of any threat to this town,” the resident told the radio network.

PASTOR, 5 OTHERS KILLED IN BURKINA FASO CHURCH ATTACK

While there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, violent Islamic extremism has been increasingly destabilizing the country. A number of jihadist groups are known to operate the area.

Another attack on a Christian church in the region last month after Sunday services left six dead, including a pastor. The Islamic extremists also have targeted foreigners, abducting and killing a Canadian geologist earlier this year.

The attack came two days after the release of two hostages in Burkina Faso during a daring French special forces military operation that resulted in the deaths of two of their own soldiers. The hostages who were rescued, according to France, were a U.S. citizen, a South Korean national, and French nationals Patrick Picque and Laurent Lassimouillas.

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While it is not yet clear who abducted the group and why, Burkina Faso – once considered a beacon of calm in the otherwise terror-teeming region – has been a growing hotbed for some time.

Over the past six months, at least 5,000 people have been killed in the Sahel – the sub-Saharan region of northern Africa – amid an escalation of inter-ethnic violence ranging from bombings to massacres to suicide attacks.

Fox News also reported last year that Al Qaeda too had gained a foothold in the region, spilling over the porous border from Mali with weapons pillaged from Libya after the fall of Muammar Qaddafi in 2012.

Fox News Greg Norman, Hollie McKay and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Catholic church attack in Burkina Faso leaves at least 6 dead, including priest, reports say

At least six people were killed — including a priest — after a Catholic church was attacked and then set ablaze Sunday by a group of armed men in the western African country of Burkina Faso, according to local reports.

The attack happened in the northern town of Dablo, not far from the volatile border with Mali, at the beginning of Mass, Radio France Internationale reported.

A security source told the radio network that Mass had just begun when a “group of some 20 to 30 armed men” approached on motorcycles.

The mayor of the village, Ousmane Zongo, told Agence France-Presse the gunmen then burst into the church.

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Six people, including a priest, were killed after an attack on a Catholic Church in the Western African nation of Burkina Faso, officials said. (Google Maps)

“They started firing as the congregation tried to flee,” he told the news agency. “They burned down the church, then shops and a small restaurant before going to the health center where they searched the premises and set fire to the head nurse’s vehicle.”

2 DECORATED FRENCH SOLDIERS KILLED IN RESCUE MISSION THAT SAVED AMERICAN, OTHER HOSTAGES IN AFRICA

Zongo said the attack left the city “filled with panic,” according to Reuters.

“People are holed up at home. Shops and stores are closed,” he told AFP. “It’s practically a ghost town.”

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The attack happened in the northern village of Dablo, located not far from the volatile border with Mali. (ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images)

One resident of the town told RFI it was the first time the village had been attacked.

“There was no sign of any threat to this town,” the resident told the radio network.

PASTOR, 5 OTHERS KILLED IN BURKINA FASO CHURCH ATTACK

While there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, violent Islamic extremism has been increasingly destabilizing the country. A number of jihadist groups are known to operate the area.

Another attack on a Christian church in the region last month after Sunday services left six dead, including a pastor. The Islamic extremists also have targeted foreigners, abducting and killing a Canadian geologist earlier this year.

The attack came two days after the release of two hostages in Burkina Faso during a daring French special forces military operation that resulted in the deaths of two of their own soldiers. The hostages who were rescued, according to France, were a U.S. citizen, a South Korean national, and French nationals Patrick Picque and Laurent Lassimouillas.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP

While it is not yet clear who abducted the group and why, Burkina Faso – once considered a beacon of calm in the otherwise terror-teeming region – has been a growing hotbed for some time.

Over the past six months, at least 5,000 people have been killed in the Sahel – the sub-Saharan region of northern Africa – amid an escalation of inter-ethnic violence ranging from bombings to massacres to suicide attacks.

Fox News also reported last year that Al Qaeda too had gained a foothold in the region, spilling over the porous border from Mali with weapons pillaged from Libya after the fall of Muammar Qaddafi in 2012.

Fox News Greg Norman, Hollie McKay and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Georgia police officer killed, another injured in shooting, officials say

A police officer in Georgia died from his injuries after a shooting Saturday night that injured another officer and a suspect, officials said.

The Savannah Police Department said in a Facebook post the shooting happened around 8:10 p.m. on the 2300 block of Bull Street as officers were following up on a robbery call.

The officers were notified of a suspect’s car and were approaching the vehicle when the shooting took place, according to police.

Two officers, in addition to the suspect, sustained injuries and were transported to an area hospital. Police said Sunday morning one of the officers died due to his injuries, while the second officer was treated and released.

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A police officer died of his injuries after a shooting Saturday night in Savannah, Georgia, according to local police. (WTOC-TV via NNS)

“Please keep our officers and their families in your thoughts and prayers at this time,” police said. “We want to thank the community for their continued support.”

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The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said on Twitter it that has been requested to assist in the investigation, and is “gathering details” from the scene on Saturday night.

Students from the Savannah College of Art and Design told WTOC-TV they heard some shots and waited a few minutes before looking out the window as additional shots rang out.

Another area resident said the incident unfolded fast.

“I was going home. I was over at that party there and then I heard about six shots go off,”  Stephen Facea told WTOC. “It wasn’t seconds, and I saw two cop cars racing down.”

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Surrounding roads were closed off with crime scene tape, and neighbors told FOX28 they were told they could not leave the confines of their homes as authorities investigated.

Authorities did not disclose the condition of the suspect, who was also injured in the shooting. A news conference is planned for Sunday afternoon to release further information, according to police.

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So far in 2019, 41 officers have died in the line of duty, from causes ranging from being hit by vehicles to suffering medical emergencies, according to data from the Officer Down Memorial Page. The last time the overall number was at 40 at this point in the year was in 1965.

Fox News’ Greg Norman contributed to this report.

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Wife of slain Wisconsin police officer reveals she is pregnant

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The wife of a police officer in Wisconsin who was shot to death while serving a search warrant earlier this year revealed on Monday she is expecting another child.

Caroline Rittner learned she was going to have a baby just three days after the funeral of her husband, Milwaukee Police Officer Matthew Rittner.

“Caroline was not able to share this blessing with Matthew,” Rittner’s friend Sarah Marie posted to Facebook. “It’s an amazing blessing and Matthew’s legacy will not only be lived through their son but now their daughter who is expected to arrive into this world in October!”

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Rittner’s friend shared news of the pregnancy on the date marking three months since the officer was killed while helping serve a warrant for suspected illegal guns and drugs at a Milwaukee duplex.

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Caroline Rittner, the wife of fallen Milwaukee Officer Matthew Rittner, revealed she’s pregnant. Her husband was killed while serving a search warrant on Feb. 6.

“[The news] was met with mixed emotions,” police Lt. Kristin Felsman told WISN-TV on Tuesday. “Extremely joyful emotions because, [it’s] another legacy of Matt, and obviously very sad emotions because Matt would not be there to share in the joy of a new life.”

Rittner held a gender reveal party with her husband’s unit, where they released pink balloons from a box to signal she’s having a girl. Rittner and his wife also have a son.

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Caroline Rittner found out three days after her husband’s funeral that she was expecting another child, according to police.

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Sgt. Roberto Colon told CBS58 the department will be there for the family going forward.

“She knows that she can come anytime and knock on our door. She doesn’t even have to. We’re gonna be there bothering her all the time anyway,” he told the television station. “She’ll probably have to kick us out of the house most of the time.”

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Suspect Jordan Fricke has pleaded not guilty to three charges, including first-degree intentional homicide. He’s scheduled for trial beginning July 8.

A Go Fund Me page has been set up on behalf of Matthew Rittner’s family, for those who would like to donate.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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