The Clay County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed there has been a deputy-involved shooting on Lake Echo Ridge Drive in Keystone Heights. According to Clay County Fire Rescue, this was a barricaded situation and a shooting victim at the scene was taken by air to a hospital in Gainesville. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement will be taking over the investigation.
A Transportation Security Administration agent has been arrested after he was accused of stealing money from a passenger at Orlando International Airport in Florida, Orlando police said. >> Read more trending news Alexander Shae Johnson, 22, was arrested Thursday night. Passenger Kathleen Duddleston entered the TSA checkpoint and was stopped for additional screening, police said. While she was patted down, Duddleston told TSA security officer Michelle Metz that she couldn’t see her luggage, so Metz moved her closer. Duddleston complained again that she couldn’t see her bag, and Johnson moved slightly. After the pat down, Duddleston reached for her bag and could not find her money, police said. She said she noticed a bulge in Johnson’s left front shirt pocket. Duddleston asked Johnson if that was her money, and he said he got the money from the bank, police said. The woman complained to Metz that she believed Johnson stole money from her. Metz contacted her supervisor. Duddleston has been charged with third-degree grand theft. TSA said in a statement to WFTV: TSA has a zero tolerance for misconduct in the workplace. The TSA immediately reported the allegation to OPD and we aggressively investigated the incident with our law enforcement partner. TSA officers represent a professional and honorable workforce that is trained to treat passengers and their personal belongings with care and respect. No exceptions will be tolerated. We immediately ended the federal career of this individual.
A military plane went off a runway, slipped and flipped Friday during the Dayton Air Show in Ohio, according to witness reports and law enforcement officials. >> Read more trending news A tow truck was called to the scene just before 1 p.m. Rescue crews were also on-scene. Medics responding to the crash gave an occupant of the plane a “thumbs up,” but did not elaborate on the person’s condition. Ricardo von Puttkammer, a chief correspondent for Aviation Photojournal in New York City, told the Dayton Daily News that he saw a two-set Thunderbird land and taxi toward a staging area when a strong gust of wind apparently flipped the F-16 on its top. >> See the latest from the Dayton Daily News Another eye witness told WHIO that the Thunderbird slipped while coming down for landing. Law enforcement officials confirmed the plane was upside-down. Emergency dispatchers said it was in the grass. At the time of the crash there was heavy rain in the area. Rainfall rates in the vicinity exceeded two inches per hour, according to WHIO meteorologist Brett Collar.
Authorities have identified a 10-year-old boy killed on an Alabama beach this week as Tropical Storm Cindy churned toward shore. Nolan McCabe, of St. Louis, Missouri, was vacationing in Fort Morgan with his family Wednesday morning when Cindy’s storm surge washed a large log on the beach over the boy. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Nolan suffered severe head injuries when the log rolled over his body. Baldwin County Sheriff Huey Mack estimated that the log was about 14 feet long and weighed several hundred pounds, the Post-Dispatch said. AL.com reported that Nolan was killed feet away from the front door of the beachfront home in which he and his family were staying. >> Read more trending news Nolan’s father, Joshua McCabe, told investigators that he was also outside that morning, attending to other children playing on the beach. He ran toward his son when he saw a large wave coming ashore, but was unable to grab Nolan before the log was washed into him. Efforts by family members, firefighters and emergency medical technicians to resuscitate Nolan were unsuccessful, AL.com reported. Nolan, an avid cub scout, would have been a fifth-grade student at Wohlwend Elementary in St. Louis in the fall. A statement the Mehlville School District indicated that the boy’s parents and sister were all present when he died. Nolan was the third elementary student in the school district to die since April, the district’s statement said. One boy was killed in a car crash, and the other was struck by a car while riding his bike. The parent-teacher organization at Wohlwend Elementary set up a GoFundMe account to help Nolan’s family with the expenses related to his death.
A young woman died Thursday after she lost her footing while walking near steep cliffs in San Francisco and fell, according to multiple reports. >> Read more trending news The 17-year-old, who was not identified, was with another teen and an adult when she went off the trails near the Legion of Honor Museum, KGO reported. San Francisco fire spokesman Lt. Jonathan Baxter told SFGate.com that the teen fell around 6:30 p.m. from the top of a cliff near Lands End. Swimmers with the fire department and the National Parks Service’s Ocean Rescue team were able to reach the teenager about 20 minutes after she fell. Fire officials said she was found in critical condition, but Sonja L. Hanson, a spokeswoman for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, confirmed to SFGate.com that she was later pronounced dead.
The Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security announced late Wednesday night that his office had started an internal review of President Trump’s recent executive order which suspended refugee admissions into the United States, the first direct investigation of the immigration changes that prompted several days of protests at major airports, and controversy in the Congress.
“The review is being initiated in response to congressional request and whistleblower and hotline complaints,” said John Roth, the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security.
Along with looking at the basic implementation of the Executive Order, a statement from Roth’s office said the review would check the “adherence to court orders and allegations of individual misconduct on the part of DHS personnel.”
The IG’s reference to court orders and possible misconduct dovetail with complaints from members of Congress, civil liberties groups, and individual lawyers, many of whom claimed that they have not been allowed to see people detained at major airports in the U.S. – especially at Dulles Airport, outside Washington, D.C.
A federal judge in Virginia has already ordered DHS to appear in court on February 10, amid questions of whether the feds were ignoring court orders with regards to travelers who arrived at Dulles.
Swatting aside most criticism, the White House has strongly stood by the immigration order.
“A Reuters poll found that 66 percent of Americans believe that the United States should limit the number of refugees into the country,” said Press Secretary Sean Spicer at Wednesday’s press briefing.
“And the safety of the American people and the security of the American homeland are the President’s top priorities, and most Americans agree with the steps that he’s taking to keep our country safe,” Spicer added.
The announcement of the review also came just hours after the Washington Post reported that the Trump Transition team had informed federal inspectors general in mid-January that they would be replaced; IG’s do not have limited tenure, and often stay on through a change in administration.
Jamie Dupree is the Radio News Director of the Washington Bureau of the Cox Media Group and writes the Washington Insider blog.
A native of Washington, D.C., Jamie has covered Congress and politics in the nation’s capital since the Reagan Administration, and has been reporting for Cox since 1989.