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Kentucky man accused of threatening governor, state troopers on social media arrested

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A Kentucky man accused of threatening Gov. Andy Beshear and members of the Kentucky State Police now faces federal firearms charges, according to federal prosecutors.

Jeremiah Wooley, a 25-year-old from Kevil, allegedly posted under the name “Nick Sample” in comments on a video about state troopers enforcing social distancing at a Kentucky church in mid-April.

Beshear’s ban on mass gatherings — including at churches — amid the coronavirus outbreak is part of his plan to slow the virus’ spread.

Sample’s threats allegedly included comments like “I would shoot them … in their face” and “Anybody think about maybe going and visiting the governor at his house,” according to court records.

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Investigators traced Nick Sample’s IP address back to Wooley’s house, where they arrested him last Wednesday.

When they arrived, they said they found two handguns on his person and another 12 firearms in his home, including a .50 caliber rifle, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Kentucky.

Authorities said they found dozens of inert, novelty versions of MKII pineapple-style hand grenades in a bucket in the bedroom — where they allegedly also found boxes of black powder, time fuses, ammunition primers and other components that could be used to assemble live grenades, accoring to the attorney’s office.

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If convicted on the federal charge of unlawfully possessing an unregistered firearm, Wooley could face a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, a $10,000 fine or both, as well as up to three years of post-release supervision.

He also faces state charges including wanton endangerment, terroristic threatening and possession of marijuana, according to local authorities. He’s being held at the McCracken County Jail.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Trey Gowdy reacts to Ahmaud Arbery case: ‘Why did it take the video’ to recommend a grand jury review?

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Former House Oversight Committee Chiarman and Fox News contributor Trey Gowdy reacted on “The Daily Briefing” Wednesday to new footage showing the February shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old black man, in Brunswick, Ga.

New4Jax.com reported that video of the Feb. 23 shooting of Arbery was posted online Tuesday by Georgia radio station WGIG and circulated widely on social media. The same day, Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney Pro Tempore Tom Durden recommended that a grand jury review the shooting.

“I guess my first question would be, why did it take the video [becoming public]?” Gowdy asked host Dana Perino. “If you have someone who is jogging, who is unarmed, who is shot and killed by officers who aren’t officers — they aren’t even law enforcement officers — why did they take video?”

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The report said Travis McMichael, the son of a former district attorney investigator, fired the fatal shot. Gregory McMichael, the ex-investigator who was with his son at the time, claimed he thought the jogger was a burglary suspect. Travis McMichael has said he was carrying out a citizen’s arrest under Georgia state law.

“It makes me think back to the shooting in Charleston, where the police officer said he was acting in self-defense and then the video came out,” said Gowdy, referring to the April 2015 shooting death of Walter Scott in North Charleston, S.C.

In that case, Officer Michael Slager claimed he was acting in self-defense until cell phone video emerged that showed Slager shooting Scott in the back. Slager pleaded guilty to a federal charge of depriving Scott’s civil rights under color of law and was sentenced to 20 years in prison in December 2017.

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“I think what people of color want to know is, ‘Where is the justice before it’s on video?” Gowdy continued. “Because most of this stuff is not on video.”

Gowdy said neither Travis nor Gregory McMichael would testify before the grand jury.

“It’s a pretty low evidentiary threshold [for an indictment], it’s probable cause and it’s nowhere near enough to get a conviction,” he said. “But that’s all it takes to get an arrest. You can indict anything you want to indict so I will be watching what this specially appointed prosecutor does.”

Fox News’ Edmund DeMarche contributed to this report.

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Minnesota man accused of killing wife, burying her body inside home before calling police

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A Minnesota man is facing a second-degree murder charge after allegedly suffocating his wife to death, hiding her body inside their home and then calling police to report her disappearance.

Joshua Fury, of Maple Grove, was taken into custody after investigators found the corpse of his 28-year-old wife, Maria, buried underneath a crawl space on Saturday, according to a criminal complaint filed by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

The complaint says on April 30, during an argument about her leaving him, Joshua Fury “placed both hands around [her] neck and squeezed until he felt a snap.”

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Joshua Fury, 28, is facing a second-degree murder charge after allegedly killing his wife, investigators say. (Hennepin County Jail)

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He then put a plastic bag over her head until she stopped breathing, “wrapped her arms in duct tape, carried her body to the crawl space, dug a hole, placed her body in the hole, filled it up, covered and chalked plastic over the space then cleaned up the surrounding area and himself before going to work,” the complaint alleges.

After returning home that night, Fury – in a phone call to police – claimed his wife wasn’t there and allowed responding officers to search the property, the complaint adds.

Investigators initially didn’t find anything, but they eventually discovered the body two days later after obtaining a warrant for a search with the help of K-9 units.

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“Defendant said he intended to use the duct tape roll that he used to wrap Victim’s body to also hang missing posters for her,” the complaint also stated. It listed asphyxiation as her cause of death, citing preliminary autopsy results.

Fury, if convicted, could face a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison. Prosecutors will be requesting a bail of $2 million during his initial court appearance Wednesday, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office says.

Maria’s parents are asking the public to donate to a local domestic violence advocacy group in her honor, according to WITI.

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“Maria Pew is a victim of a horrific, unthinkable crime. But we will not allow her to be remembered that way; Maria would hate it if the world saw her as a victim. Maria was so much more,” her parents said in a statement.

“She was our daughter, our niece, our cousin, our friend; she loved her family and was fiercely loyal. A happy, strong, resilient, supportive, and caring individual, Maria did so much in her 28 years,” it added. “But she also left behind hopes and dreams, and she left undone infinite possibilities.”

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New Jersey cemetery employee trapped after grave collapses: report

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A worker at a New Jersey cemetery was trapped for nearly a half-hour Tuesday afternoon after a grave collapsed on him while he was measuring it, police say.

The unidentified 59-year-old gravedigger was working ar Hillside Cemetery in Lyndhurst when the sides of the 8-foot-deep grave caved in, pinning him up to his knees in dirt.

“They did not utilize any shoring when they were digging the grave,” Sgt. Vincent Auteri said, according to NorthJersey.com. “He decided to jump in nevertheless.”

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His pleas for help were heard by co-workers who called a rescue crew to free him from a situation that has prompted nightmares for many throughout the U.S. “Taphophobia” is described as an irrational fear of being buried alive.

After being pulled to safety, the cemetery worker was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center. He complained of back and chest pain, according to the news outlet.

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The unidentified worker had been preparing the grave for a funeral to be held Wednesday.

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Hillside Cemetery is also the resting place for Joey Ramone, the lead singer of The Ramones, credited for pioneering the punk rock scene in the U.S in the 1970s. The iconic musician was buried at the cemetery following his death in 2001.

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Maine town honors vet turning 100 on Cinco de Mayo

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The town of Scarborough in Maine saluted veteran Frank Averill on Tuesday in honor of his 100th birthday while observing social distancing measures to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Averill served four years in the Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1946 as crew chief, overseeing the safety of pilots and planes traveling overseas, according to a press release from Maine Veterans’ Homes, where he lives.

Scarborough’s special request for his birthday was a margarita, which the staff said they were all too happy to oblige.

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Preparation for the celebration began last week, with a margarita glass being quarantined for 48 hours before being brought into Averill’s unit.

The Scarborough Police and Fire departments were also on-hand to perform a drive-through on the grounds to help celebrate.

The event was organized by Sgt. Steve Tibadeiu of the Scarborough Police Department.

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Maine Veterans’ Homes is an independent nonprofit organization that serves Maine Veterans and their eligible family members.

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Arizona sheriff calls GOP gov’s lockdown order ‘government overreach,’ says he won’t arrest or cite violators

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Pinal County, Ariz. Sheriff Mark Lamb joined “Bill Hemmer Reports” Tuesday to discuss why he chooses not to enforce Gov. Doug Ducey’s stay-at-home order to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

“I think with this whole pandemic, it’s crazy times. We’ve gotten into some very murky waters as it relates to the Constitution,” Lamb said. “We’ve seen across the country, I think, there have been some clear constitutional violations as sheriffs.”

Ducey’s order is set to expire May 15. Under the order, retailers classified as non-essential business could serve customers via delivery and curbside pickup beginning Monday. In-store sales are set to resume Friday, but dine-in service at restaurants is still prohibited.

Possible penalties for violating the order include a $2,500 fine or up to six months in jail.

“Our responsibility is we took an oath to the Constitution of the United States. We are here to protect the people from government overreach and we’re here to protect their rights,” Lamb said. “I felt like an order like this to arrest people [or] to cite them was going too far. Now we’re going to go out and continue to educate these people. That’s our duty. We’re going to warn them. We’re going to advise them. But I just don’t think it’s conducive to our community to arrest them, cite them and fine them.”

Lamb told Hemmer he has reached out to the governor — with whom Lamb said he has a good relationship — about the order, but has not heard back.

“This is just a disagreement on this, on where we are out here. I think we’ve got to get businesses back,” Lamb said. “We’re dealing with the public safety aspect of people being out of work. Increased domestic violence, increased neighbor problems and the intensity of the calls that we’re going on.

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“And we’ve been in more fights with people the last couple of weeks than we have over the last six months. And it’s hurting my deputies.

“And so we’ve got to get people back to what they know, back to paying their bills,” Lamb added.

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Democratic lawmaker accuses armed, ‘a–hole’ protesters of ‘hypocrisy’ in treatment of police

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Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., criticized armed coronavirus lockdown protesters Monday, accusing them of hypocrisy in the way they treated law enforcement at the Michigan Capitol in Lansing last week.

“I just want to point out the hypocrisy of this group, right?” Gallego said on Monday’s episode of “The Dean Obeidallah Show” on SiriusXM Progress

“These are the same a–holes, basically, who are always talking about ‘Blue Lives Matter’ and respect authority. And they’re the ones that are always b——g about [Colin] Kaepernick … kneeling for the national anthem. And then they show up and try to intimidate government employees, police officers, with their weapons.”

“Blue Lives Matter” refers to a widespread movement supporitng law enforcement against criticism from the left-wing “Black Lives Matter” movement. Former NFL player Colin Kaerpernick became associated with the “Black Lives Matter” movement after kneeling during “The Star-Spangled Banner” in order to protest systemic racism.

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“At the end of the day, it’s ‘Blue Lives Matter’ only if it’s aligned with your political view,” Gallego went on. “When it’s not, then I guess it’s okay for you to be an a–hole to cops like these guys.”

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Gun-carrying protesters have been a common sight at some demonstrations calling for coronavirus-induced restrictions to be lifted. But an armed militia’s involvement in an angry protest inside the Michigan State Capitol on Thursday marked an escalation that drew condemnation and shone a spotlight on the practice of bringing weapons to protest.

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The “American Patriot Rally” started on the statehouse steps, where members of the Michigan Liberty Militia stood guard with weapons and tactical gear, their faces partially covered. They later moved inside the Capitol along with several hundred protesters, who demanded to be let onto the House floor, which is prohibited. Some protesters with guns — which are allowed in the statehouse — went to the Senate gallery, where a senator said some armed men shouted at her, and some senators wore bulletproof vests.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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San Diego cops meet homeless man with torn shorts, buy him new clothes

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Two San Diego police officers met a homeless man wearing tattered shorts earlier this week – so they went to a store and bought him some new clothes.

The Southern Division officers also gave him “additional resources in the hope that it will help get him off the streets,” the San Diego Police Department wrote on Facebook.

The department did not identify the officers or the homeless man in its post — but said that the pair bought him a new hat, fresh shorts, shirts and underwear.

A photo of the handoff shows one of the masked officers handing the homeless man a wide-brimmed hat on a bright, sunny day, and the rest of the clothes can be seen resting on the hood of a squad car.

San Diego has been plagued by a homeless crisis in recent years, but officials announced last Tuesday that the city decreased its homeless population in 2019 and is continuing that trend in 2020.

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The number of homeless people in the city dropped by 12 percent at the start of this year compared with last, according to Mayor Kevin Faulconer and the Regional Task Force on the Homeless.

“This year’s count shows a dramatic reduction in the number of people living outdoors, and that San Diego is continuing to lead with real solutions to this statewide crisis,” Faulconer said in a press release that highlighted San Diego as the only major county in California to see a decline in homelessness last year.

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Officials said that amid the coronavirus crisis, the city has also changed its approach to the fight against homelessness, temporarily halting evictions and converting the San Diego Convention Center into a temporary shelter.

“Since the count and in response to COVID-19, hundreds more who were living on the streets have found shelter in the San Diego Convention Center and we enacted an eviction moratorium to help prevent folks from losing their home in the first place,” Faulconer said.

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San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer said more than 5,000 people in the city do not have the option to “stay home” during the coronavirus pandemic and that the city will use the San Diego Convention Center as a homeless shelter. (Google Maps) (Google Maps)

The city also implemented a “proactive testing effort” in mid-April at the temporary shelter to identify people who may be staying there with the coronavirus but without symptoms, according to authorities. People who test positive are sheltered in isolation in a bid to slow the virus’ spread.

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Body of Iowa 18-year-old found by kayakers 5 months after he mysteriously vanished from Target

The body of an 18-year-old from Iowa who mysteriously disappeared after leaving a Target store in January was found by kayakers in the Des Moines River over the weekend, police said Monday.

Abdullahi “Abdi” Sharif was last seen on surveillance leaving the Target store in the Merle Hay Mall in Des Moines Jan. 17. Both he and his sister, Ifrah, worked at the store.

The circumstances around Sharif’s disappearance – and now death – remain a mystery after efforts by the FBI and a private investigator hired by the family found few clues.

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Kayakers Saturday afternoon in Prospect Park, about 4 miles from the Target store where Sharif was last seen, spotted “what they thought were feet and legs sticking up out of the water,” Des Moines Police Sgt. Paul Parizek said Monday.

Authorities who responded to the scene found a body submerged near the north bank of the Des Moines River around 3:30 p.m., KCCI reported. The Des Moines Fire Department’s water rescue unit recovered the body, which was taken to the Polk County Coroner’s Office to be identified.

Police said there “was no traumatic injury,” but the cause of death remained under investigation, NBC News reported.

Sharif, who was a student at Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, was off from school the day of his disappearance due to inclement weather, his sister told news outlets at the time.

She said he told his mother that he was called in for a shift and asked her to drive him to work. The family later learned he was not on the schedule.

“It was not unusual for him to be there,” Ifrah Sharif told “Dateline.” “He loved working there and would sometimes just hang out. And the mall was in the same area, so he’d spend hours there.”

Around 5 p.m., Abdi Sharif posted on Snapchat using the geotag for the Target store mentioning some “bad, bad news,” his sister said. He later texted his mother asking her to pick him up from work at 9:30 p.m., but when she arrived, texts and calls to him went unanswered.

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Security video showed Sharif holding his phone and wearing headphones as he left the store. It was unclear what time the footage captured his departure.

The family reported him missing the next day.

“The only thing we absolutely know is that he walked out of Target on his own and apparently voluntarily. That’s really the only thing we can absolutely say for certain,” Parizek told WHO-TV in January. “After that, from the time that phone powered off, we don’t know where he went. So this is a good way to … eliminate possibilities of what may have happened or where he may be. This is just as good for us, helping find something out as also ruling something out.”

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Massachusetts pastor faces $300 fine for service in which members wore face masks, gloves

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The pastor of a Massachusetts church was slapped with a $300 fine for holding an in-person service amid coronavirus state restrictions and says his family is now facing death threats.

Kristopher Casey, pastor of Adams Square Baptist Chruch in Worcester, waved an American flag after Sunday’s service while his congregation sang “God bless America.” Casey explained his sanctuary has been deep-cleaned, a process that costs thousands of dollars, before services, and congregants must wear masks and gloves at all times, Casey said.

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“The Constitution and the Bill of Rights don’t go on vacation when there’s a pandemic. We are protected as a church, and yet the big box retailers are not protected and yet they are still open,” Casey told Fox News. “The Bible tells us to forsake not the fellowship of one another together, and in Acts 5:29 it says, ‘I’d rather obey God than man.'”

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Kris Casey, the pastor of Adams Square Baptist Church in Worcester, Massachusetts, faces fines and possible jail time for holding services with members wearing face masks, gloves, and following CDC guidelines. (Courtesy of Kris Casey)

He added, “The treatment they’re giving us is not fair and that’s why I’m taking a stand.”

Police tracked approximately 40 people leaving the church, which seats more than 300, on Sunday, in violation of the state’s ban on gatherings of 10 people or more, WCVB reported.

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“We’re really, just disappointed, that quite frankly … he and the folks who attended those services would be themselves at jeopardy and put their community at jeopardy,” Ed Augustus, Worcester city manager, said at a press conference.

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The Adams Square Baptist Church in Worcester, Mass., has a sign that says, “Church is essential,” as state city officials issue fines and threat of jail time to the pastor. (Courtesy of Kris Casey)

“This is real and real people are dying of COVID-19,” Worcester Mayor Joseph Petty added. “And they’re getting it from someone.”

The pastor called Gov. Charlie Baker’s threats of fines and jail time “an intimidation tactic on our right to have a church.” He said the small, inner-city church is spending more than any other church just to prove a point and go “well above reproach” in following CDC guidelines.

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“People are excited about someone standing up and protecting our rights,” Casey added. “It’s not just Baptists. It’s rabbis and priests. It’s bishops. It’s people from all over America calling me and saying, ‘Thank you for taking a stand. I stand behind you.’”

But there have been critics, too. Casey said his family received death threats after his name was mentioned at a city council meeting. People said they hoped the family would die from COVID-19 for holding services, he said.

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Pastor Kris Corey and his wife, Rachael, and four children: Kamryn, Kaleb, Kinley, and Kaidyn. (Amy Anahory Photography)

The Baptist pastor, represented by Christian Law Association laywer David Gibbs, plans on getting fined $500 for holding a Wednesday service.

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“We’ll see if I get arrested or not on Sunday,” Casey said. “If we allow the government to shut down the light of Jesus Christ, America will go dark spiritually and we may never return.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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