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.
Under fire on multiple fronts, President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Labor, Andrew Puzder, withdrew his nomination on Wednesday, a day before he was to go before a U.S. Senate committee for confirmation hearings.
“After careful consideration and discussions with my family, I am withdrawing my nomination for Secretary of Labor,” Puzder said in a written statement.
“While I won’t be serving in the administration, I fully support the President and his highly qualified team,” Puzder added.
Support for Puzder among Republicans had encountered problems in recent days, with GOP Senators worried by Puzder’s failure to pay taxes for a housekeeper who was an illegal immigrant, his business record as a fast food CEO and more.
BREAKING: In statement, Andrew Puzder says he's withdrawing his nomination for labor secretary.
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.