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Body recovered from being submerged in over 1,000 feet of water in Lake Tahoe

Authorities recovered the body of Chaitanya Datla, 33, over 1,000 feet in the depths of Lake Tahoe on Monday.  (El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office) Authorities recovered the body of a missing man on Monday after an “unprecedented” recovery that required a remote-operated vehicle to travel 1,000 feet underwater at  Lake Tahoe.  Chaitanya Datla, 33, was found in the lake’s depths by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office’s marine unit, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office said in a release. “This search and recovery effort was unprecedented in Lake Tahoe due to the extreme depths and the technology needed to facilitate this type of recovery,” the release said.  The body of Chaitanya Datla, 33, was found in the depths of Lake Tahoe on Monday....

North Korea’s offer of concessions comes with a catch for US

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un raise their hands after watching the mass games performance of “The Glorious Country” at May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. (Pyongyang Press Corps Pool via AP) WASHINGTON –  A better-than-expected outcome of the summit between the two Koreas immediately kick-started stalled negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang, boosting President Donald Trump’s high-stakes push to get the North to give up its nuclear weapons by the end of his first term in office. But it left open a burning question: Will the concessions North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is offering be enough to persuade the U.S. to meet any of his demands? Trump, characteristically, hailed the result of the ta...

Cody Wilson, man behind controversial 3-D printed gun, accused of sex assault

Cody Wilson, the Texas man behind the controversial 3-D printed gun, is accused of sexually assaulting a juvenile female, according to a police affidavit obtained by Fox News. Austin police said they conducted a forensic interview in late August with a juvenile who said she was sexually assaulted by Wilson after meeting him on a website called SugarDaddyMeet.com, the affidavit stated. Wilson had not been arrested in connection with the accusation as of Wednesday afternoon. Austin police Cmdr. Troy Officer told The Associated Press that the department is working with national and international law enforcement to locate Wilson, who missed a scheduled flight back to the U.S. from Taiwan. Officer said that a friend of the girl told Wilson before he left for Taiwan that police were investigatin...

Alabama elementary school student brings gun to school, shoots himself in hand: police

An elementary school student in Alabama allegedly shot himself in the hand after bringing a gun to school.  (Google Maps) A student at an Alabama elementary school shot himself in the hand after bringing a gun to school, police said. The student, who has not yet been identified, is reportedly a second-grader at Blossomwood Elementary School, AL.com reported. The student, who reportedly brought the gun to the Huntsville school on Monday, was showing the weapon to some of his classmates in a bathroom in the school gymnasium when it went off. FLORIDA WOMAN ALLEGEDLY YELLED ‘I’M A KARDASHIAN’ BEFORE PUSHING NEIGHBOR, POLICE SAY The student was not seriously harmed, Police Chief Mark McMurray said, according to The Associated Press. He added “there was no intent to harm anyone...

Florida prosecutor accused of shoplifting beauty products

Prosecutor Stacey Honowitz is accused is shoplifting $43 worth of cosmetics from a Florida supermarket.  (Facebook ) A Florida prosecutor who oversees cases against sexual predators is facing a shoplifting charge after surveillance video caught her swiping $43 worth of cosmetics from a grocery store, police said. Stacey Honowitz, 56, was suspended from her $108,000-a-year- job as a Broward County assistant state attorney pending an investigation and was charged with misdemeanor theft, the Sun Sentinel reported. Security footage released by the Aventura Police Department shows Honowitz shopping with her parents and daughter on Saturday at a Publix grocery store in the small city 20 miles north of Miami. She is seen browsing the cosmetics aisle placing the beauty products into her purse. She...

Relatives have vigil for 4 allegedly killed by border agent

Dozens of family members and friends of four women who authorities say were killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent gather for a candlelight vigil at a park in downtown Laredo, Texas, on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. Juan David Ortiz was arrested Saturday while hiding in a hotel parking garage. Investigators believe he fatally shot the four victims during separate attacks after taking each of them to desolate areas outside of Laredo. Investigators say a fifth victim escaped and contacted authorities. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan) LAREDO, Texas –  Dozens of family members and friends of four slain women who investigators say were the victims of a U.S. Border Patrol supervisor gathered Tuesday evening in South Texas to remember them at a vigil. In a park near San Agustin Cathedral in downtown Lared...

Decorated college golfer found dead on course, man arrested for murder

A 22-year-old homeless man with “an urge to rape and kill a woman” assaulted and fatally stabbed a decorated, nationally-ranked college golfer and then left her body on an Iowa golf course, officials said. The body of Celia Barquin Arozamena, an international student from Spain studying at Iowa State University, was found Monday morning at Coldwater Golf Links in Ames, police said in a news release. Investigators said they were called to the golf course around 10:20 a.m. Monday after golfers found an unattended golf bag on the course. Officers found the body “some distance away” and later determined the 22-year-old woman had been assaulted and died as a result. Police said the investigation led them to Collin Daniel Richards, also 22, who has been charged with first-degree murd...

Wilmington Isle: Food, water handouts set in isolated city

An unidentified family member carries Ruth Brady to safety at the Wilmington airport in Wilmington, N.C., Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Brady was one of several family members rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter crew north of Wilmington. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) WILMINGTON, N.C. –  With one of North Carolina’s largest cities still mostly cut off by floodwaters from Hurricane Florence, officials prepared to begin distributing food, water and tarps to Wilmington residents as yet more people were rescued from submerged inland neighborhoods. Workers will begin handing out supplies to stranded residents in the city of 120,000 people beginning Tuesday morning, county officials say. One road was opened into Wilmington at least briefly, officials said, and items have been brought into the city by b...

GRAPHIC VIDEO: 7 injured when startled camel bucks at Pittsburgh circus

FILE: A camel got startled on Sunday at a Pittsburgh circus and reportedly injured seven, many children.  (Victoria Zoos) Seven people, most of them children, were injured when a startled camel started bucking during a Pittsburgh circus. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that two children and an adult were riding the camel during an intermission Sunday at the Shrine Circus at PPG Paints Arena when it became startled. “They were giving camel rides and camels were walking around calmly. And then a kid threw a shovel at the camel’s feet, which startled the camel and it started to buck,” one witness told CBS Pittsburgh. The newspaper says one child’s arm was broken, which appeared to be the most serious injury. The child was taken to a hospital along with five other children and one ad...

Kansas sheriff’s deputy shot, killed in line of duty

Sedgwick County, Kan., Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Kunze was shot and killed in the line of duty Sunday, investigators said.  (Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office) A sheriff’s deputy in Kansas was shot and killed in the line of duty on Sunday, investigators said. Sedgwick County Deputy Robert Kunze III, 41, died Sunday after responding to a “suspicious character call,” officials said.  Kunze responded to reports of a black vehicle around 1:18 p.m., Sheriff Jeff Easter said at a news conference. Upon arrival, the suspect’s vehicle had its hood open and another vehicle — belonging to the witnesses who reported the “suspicious character” — was parked in front of it.  At 1:48 p.m., Kunze administered his emergency button to alert dispatch th...

North Carolina dam in danger of breaching, evacuations ordered

Officials in Ashe County, N.C., told residents in the community of Creston to evacuate their homes Sunday night as a dam holding back water swollen by Florence threatened to breach. The National Weather Service reported that the Headwaters Dam was in danger of being breached and warned anyone living downstream of the dam to evacuate. Forecasters also announced a flash flood warning was in effect for Ashe County until 8 a.m. Monday. It was not immediately clear how many people have evacuated. Florence has dumped more than 30 inches of rain across North Carolina since it made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane Friday. Tens of thousands have been ordered to evacuate from communities along the state’s steadily rising rivers — with the Cape Fear, Little River, Lumber, Waccamaw and Pee Dee...

Alleged ‘looters’ in Florence-ravaged North Carolina sought by police

Police in North Carolina on Sunday asked the public for help identifying alleged looters at a dollar store in Wilmington — a city cut off in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. The police department posted eight photos online of the alleged thieves, many of whom appeared to be holding large black garbage bags to carry the stolen items. Police said the thefts took place at a Family Dollar store in Wilmington, but did not specify which location. Officers tweeted Sunday that they had a zero-tolerance policy in looting: “If you loot, you will be arrested.” FLORENCE AFTERMATH: ‘CATASTROPHIC, LIFE-THREATENING’ FLOODING RISK AS STORM SHATTERS RAINFALL RECORDS Five people were arrested in Wilmington on Saturday for allegedly stealing from a Dollar General store in town, po...