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NYPD recalls nearly 3,000 body cams after one explodes 

The New York Police Department is recalling nearly 3,000 body cams issued to officers after one exploded during a Saturday night shift. 

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An officer with the 121st Precinct “noticed there was smoke exiting from the bottom portal and immediately removed it,” according to a department statement. “After it was safely removed, the device exploded.”

The officer was not injured. 

In light of the incident, officials recalled all Vievu LE-5 body cameras issued to its 2,990 officers. 

The police academy also uses the device. A training Monday was canceled, the Daily News reported.

Older LE-4 cameras also used by the department are not affected. The NYPD has 15,500 body cameras in use, the Daily News reported

The NYPD launched its body camera program last year with a goal to issue cameras to all of its 22,000 patrol officers by the end of 2019.

Police: 6 people shot, 3 critically, near Jacksonville Jaguars stadium

Six people were shot -- three critically -- near the football stadium where the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars play, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said Sunday.

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The shooting happened “outside the stadium footprint” while a game was underway, but did not impact the game, authorities said

Update 5:40 p.m. EDT Oct. 21: Jacksonville police released a photo of the vehicle used in the drive-by shooting Sunday that injured six people, three of them critically.

Investigators believe the suspects were driving a silver grey four-door sedan, and that the victims were intentionally targeted.

Update 3:31 p.m. EDT Oct. 21: The shooting occurred on a sidewalk at 12:35 p.m at A. Philip Randolph Boulevard and Pippin Street, a spokesman for the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said at a news conference Sunday. The victims -- five men, one woman -- ranged in ages from “their 20s to 70s,” the spokesman said. The vehicle carrying the suspect or suspects was a silver gray sedan and possibly a Nissan Altima or Maxima, the Sheriff’s Office spokesman said.

Authorities said the shots appeared to come from the passenger’s side of the vehicle. The spokesman said the shooting could be gang-related.

Update 3:28 p.m. EDT Oct. 21: The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said that six adults were shot, with three people in critical condition. The Sheriff’s Office said the suspect was driving a gray-silver four-door vehicle.

This is a developing story.

Piano teacher accused of child molestation found dead in jail cell

The Roswell piano teacher arrested on child molestation charges last month was found dead in his Fulton County Jail cell Saturday morning, officials said.

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Roswell resident Troy Lawrence Palmer was found hanging in his cell around 8 a.m. Saturday, the Atlanta Police Department said in a statement. An investigation is underway, but the initial cause of death appears to be suicide, officials said

Palmer was accused of molesting two children “multiple times between 2008 and 2012 while inside Palmer’s home,” Roswell police spokeswoman Officer Lisa Holland said in September. Investigators said there could have been more victims.

Palmer, 55, was arrested on Sept. 13 and charged with two counts of aggravated child molestation.

He taught piano for more than 35 years, and offered lessons at his home for 13 years, Holland said. He had taught piano to hundreds of students over the years, officials said.

>> Related: Piano teacher arrested on child molestation charges; police seek more victims

Palmer’s death comes just days after another metro Atlanta teacher, Zachary Meadors, was found dead after he was accused of sexually abusing a minor.

Man orders 2 waters, leaves $10,000 tip

A customer left a server at a hot dog restaurant a $10,000 tip Friday after ordering two waters. 

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MrBeast, a YouTube star with nearly 9 million subscribers, surreptitiously sat down at Sup Dog restaurant, ordered two waters, browsed the menu and then left after plunking down 100 $100 bills and a note that read; “Thanks for the delicious water,” WRAL reported

“He said he wants everyone to know that good things still happen to good people," restaurant owner Bret Oliverio told WRAL. "I thought it was pretty cool. I think he wanted to make someone's day and wanted to get that 'wow' factor."

Millions of viewers subscribe to MrBeast’s videos, some of which include episodes where he gives random online video game players thousands of dollars.

Some of MrBeast’s friends stayed behind to record the reaction; however, a video is not yet posted.

The server was impressed and generous. She kept $800 and split the rest with her co-workers.

Amazon accused of illegally using eBay's internal messaging system

eBay filed a lawsuit against Amazon on Wednesday that accused the online giant of illegally poaching sellers using eBay’s internal messaging system.The lawsuit says Amazon “perpetuated a scheme to infiltrate and exploit eBay’s internal member email system” in order to “recruit high-value eBay sellers to Amazon.” The system allows sellers to communicate with one another, with the company and with customers.

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“The breadth and scope of Amazon’s conduct is startling -- involving large numbers of Amazon reps, targeting many hundreds of eBay sellers, and spanning several countries overseas and many states in the United States,” eBay attorneys said in the complaint.

The suit filed in Santa Clara County, California, alleges that Amazon representatives have established eBay seller accounts to recruit the sellers since 2015. The online marketplace had previously sent a letter to Amazon to cease the activity and provide information about the conduct.

Amazon at the time said it was investigating the accusation, but it didn’t stop the conduct or provide information, eBay said in the complaint.

Both Amazon and eBay rely on independent merchants to provide products to sell on the websites.

While Amazon’s sales have taken off, eBay has struggled. While it saw a 9 percent increase in revenue after the first quarter of 2018, its operating expenses also increased, causing the company to lay off 274 workers.

High school seniors building prosthetic hand for 4-year-old girl

Four-year-old Hansika Hamre has a rare genetic condition that caused her to be born without a right hand. Now, four seniors from Lakota East High School are using advanced technology to give her a new one.

According to her parents, Hansika is a very active little girl.

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“She climbs ladders and she plays and she bounces balls,” Hansika’s mom, Cara Hamre, told our news partners at WCPO.

Hansika was born with symbrachydactyly, a condition that causes babies to be born with shorter digits or missing fingers and toes. Her left hand is fully developed; her right hand is not. Usually, her mother said, it’s not an issue.

“She adapts very well,” Hamre said. “You wouldn’t know that she was missing her fingers.”

However, she added that some activities — zipping up a zipper, for example — present a real challenge.

That’s why a group of Lakota East seniors is working to build her a prosthetic hand that will, hopefully, make daily tasks like that one easier.

“We wanted to do a project that makes a direct difference in someone’s life,” said Cali Hoffman, one of the Lakota seniors who is working on the project.

“We got to meet her and it was really sweet, just kind of tugged at your heart strings a little bit,” Hoffman said. “(We were like) we have to deliver, you know … you don’t want to disappoint her.”

Hoffman and her classmates — Logan Spilie, Ben Roth, and Sam Billisits — co-presented the details of their project to engineers at Kinetic Vision, where engineers used a 3-D scanner to capture geometric data of Hansika’s hands.

“We’ll be able to leverage these data sets to scale (and) change geometry,” Kinetic Vision lead imaging specialist Alex Doukas said. “If we need to do any sort of changes, this will all be manipulatable data.”

Butler Tech and Lakota East engineering instructor Ken Kinch said he wants to send his students into college with applicable engineering skills and working to help Hansika will get them just that. Their capstone project will include taking 3D scans, finding materials and then finding a way to 3D print the prosthetic hand.

“The (3D) scan (done at Kinetic Vision) was so, so big for us because now we can model something and actually overlay it over top of that 3D scan to make sure the fit’s right,” Kinch said.

The group will work on Haniska’s prosthetic, which they hope will be able to grow alongside its user, throughout the school year.

Hansika’s project is one of 17 different ones at Lakota’s East and West high schools, which are projects also guided by faculty at Butler Technology and Career Development Schools. Every capstone project by the students is designed to accomplish a single mission of helping the community in some way.

“It’s exciting for us to engage with students and make them aware of the latest (research and development) tools,” said Jim Topich, VP of engineering at Kinetic Vision, which has partnered with Lakota Schools and Butler Tech since 2014.

“At the end of the day, the real reward in harnessing all this technology is when we all see Hansika using a functional new hand,” he said.

2018 World Series: Some things you might not know about Red Sox vs. Dodgers

Although the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers are two of major league baseball’s storied franchises, this is only the second time the teams have met in the postseason.

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In the 1916 World Series, the Red Sox defeated the Dodgers, who were then based in Brooklyn and were known as the Robins in honor of manager Wilbert Robinson, in five games.Like 1916, the Red Sox will host the World Series opener Tuesday night in Boston, but it will be the first time the Dodgers will play a postseason game at Fenway Park. In 1916, the Red Sox played their World Series at Braves Field, which had a larger capacity than Fenway Park.

The Red Sox won the first two games of the 1916 classic, and then clinched their fourth World Series championship in Game 5, also played at Braves Field.

Game 2 featured the World Series pitching debut of Babe Ruth. Although Ruth was on the roster for the 1915 World Series, when the Red Sox defeated the Philadelphia Phillies in five games, he only appeared as a pinch-hitter in Game 1. The Babe would have a more prominent role in 1916, pitching all 14 innings in Boston’s 2-1 victory.

With two outs in the first inning, Ruth allowed an inside-the-park home run to Brooklyn’s Hi Myers. He shut out Brooklyn for the next 13⅓ innings.

Ruth’s effort began a record 29⅔ shutout innings for Ruth over the next 23 months, a record that would stand until it was broken by Whitey Ford in 1961.

“[F]or 14 innings this Boston defense formed a long, wide wall of steel and stone back of Babe Ruth,” Grantland Rice wrote in the Boston Globe the nt day. “And against this wall Brooklyn rebounded to her second defeat.”

By winning the pennant Saturday night, the Dodgers tied the Giants for the most in National League history with 23. The Dodgers have won six World Series titles -- five while playing in Los Angeles -- but have not won the championship since defeating the Oakland Athletics in 1988.

The New York Yankees own the major-league mark with 40 American League pennants and 27 World Series titles.

The Red Sox, meanwhile, have won 14 AL pennants and eight World Series titles. Boston has gone 3-for-3 in World Series appearances in the 21st century, sweeping St. Louis in 2004 and Colorado in 2007, while defeating the Cardinals in six games in 2013.

That borders on a dynastic run for teams not named the Yankees. But the Red Sox were a dynasty of their own a century ago. Their victory in the 1916 World Series was their second in a row and third in five seasons, and Boston would win again against the Cubs in 1918 before suffering an 86-year World Series title drought.

Interestingly, the Red Sox won the first World Series in 1903, but even though they won the pennant in 1904 they did not play in the Series. That’s because the NL-champion New York Giants refused to participate in the series.

What makes this year’s matchup intriguing is that the two teams haven’t met in the Series. The Red Sox and Dodgers have combined for 42 winning seasons, 25 playoff appearances and six pennants since the wild-card era began, ESPN reported.

In their 19 previous World Series, the Dodgers have gone 7-12 in Game 1, but have won the opener in their last two appearances (1988 and 2017). The Red Sox, meanwhile, are 9-3 in their previous Game 1 appearances.

Oddsmakers at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook have installed the Red Sox as slight favorites to win this year’s Series, ESPN reported.

Boston is a minus-135 favorite, while the Dodgers are plus-115 to win it all. That means that a $135 bet on the Red Sox will pay $100, while a $100 bet on the Dodgers will pay $115.

How you can watch Orionid meteor shower, which peaks this weekend

The dazzling Orionid meteor shower is expected to peak at the tail end of this weekend and you don’t want to miss out on the much-anticipated celestial event.

The annual shower has been called “one of the most beautiful showers of the year” by Bill Cooke, head of NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office, and is a popular celestial event for stargazers everywhere.”

Here are 11 things you need to know about the 2018 Orionid meteor shower:

Why are these meteor showers called Orionids?

The meteors radiate (or originate) from a region close to the constellation Orion the Hunter.

What causes the meteor shower?

According to Space.com, the meteor’s particles come from Comet 1P, also known as  Halley’s Comet, which zips by the planet every 75 to 76 years.

As the comet passes Earth, it leaves behind “a trail of comet crumbs,” and every now and then, the Earth’s orbit around the sun crosses paths with the comet’s debris.

What’s the difference between a meteoroid, meteor and meteorite. anyway?

Cooke told Space.com that a meteoroid is essentially space debris. For example, the crumbs from Halley’s Comet are meteoroids.

Once the meteoroids enter Earth’s atmosphere, they become meteors (or shooting stars).

Though most meteors disintegrate before hitting the ground, meteors that do strike the surface of the planet are called meteorites, Cooke said.

How fast will the Orionids be?

According to Cooke, some will zoom at speeds up to 148,000 mph in relative speed — less than 4 mph slower than the Leonids.

When will it peak?

The Orionid shower will peak between Sunday, Oct. 21, and Monday, Oct. 22 this year, but you may be able to catch a meteor or two before then.

Peak visibility is around 2 a.m.

Orionid meteors usually fly between Oct. 2 to Nov. 7 each year.

How many meteors will I see?

According to EarthSky.org, you can expect to see up to 15-20 meteors per hour during peak time.

Where do I have to go to watch the meteor showers?

The meteor shower will be visible from anywhere on the planet, but be sure to go somewhere far from city lights.

How to find the shape of Orion the Hunter

The meteor shower will radiate from Orion’s sword, which is slightly north of the star Betelgeuse.

According to Space.com, it could be helpful or just educational to find the shape of Orion the Hunter as you get settled for the show.

But staring straight at the point of origin won’t do much for you, Cooke said. That’s because “meteors close to the radiant have short trails and are harder to see — so you want to look away from Orion.”

Your best bet is to simply look up at the vast, dark sky.

GLOBE at Night has a nifty Orion Finder Chart that will show you Orion based on your location, for anyone interested.

From globeatnight.org:

The easiest way to find Orion is to go outside in the evening and look in the southwest sky if you are in the northern hemisphere or the northwestern sky if you are in the southern hemisphere. If you live on or near the equator, he will be visible in the western sky. You are looking for three bright stars close together in an almost-straight line. These three stars represent Orion's belt. The two bright stars to the north are his shoulders and the two to the south are his feet. 

Do I need binoculars?

According to Space.com, binoculars and telescopes won’t actually help. That’s because those tools are designed to magnify and focus on stationary objects in the sky.

The naked eye will do just fine.

How to safely watch the shower

Space.com recommends heading outdoors around 1:30 a.m. and letting your eyes adjust to the darkness for about 20 minutes.

Microplastics found in 90 percent of table salt used around the world, study says

Microplastics are present in 90 percent of table salts tested worldwide, a study published earlier this month found.

Researchers analyzed 39 brands of sea, rock and lake salt produced in 16 different countries on six continents and determined microplastics were in 36 of them, according to the study published in Environmental Science and Technology.

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"In order to limit our exposure to microplastics, preventative measures are required, such as controlling the environmental discharge of mismanaged plastics and more importantly, reducing plastic waste," Seung-Kyu Kim, a marine science professor and author of the study, said in a statement.

The three brands that did not contain microplastics are a refined sea salt from Taiwan, a refined rock salt from China and an unrefined sea salt produced through solar evaporation from France, National Geographic reported

The density of microplastics found varied by brand, with many of the salt samples from Asian countries testing higher, National Geographic reported. 

The study, led by South Korea and Greenpeace, determined salt from Indonesia, which has some of the worst levels of plastic pollution in the world, tested highest for microplastic contamination, National Geographic reported

World Series 2018: Schedule and times released

The Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers will meet in the 114th World Series, and Major League Baseball announced the dates and times for the Fall Classic on Sunday.

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The Red Sox led the majors with 108 wins this season and eliminated the defending champion Houston Astros with a 4-1 victory in Game 5 of the ALCS. The Red Sox are 5-0 on the road this postseason as they seek their fourth crown in 15 years.

The Dodgers took Game 7 of the NL Championship Series against the Milwaukee Brewers with a 5-1 win on Saturday night, landing their 23rd pennant. 

The World Series will open at Fenway Park for Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday, and all games will be televised nationally on Fox. ESPN Radio will carry the games on radio. 

Here is the schedule for the best-of-seven World Series:

Game 1 - Tuesday, Oct. 23, 8:09 p.m.

Game 2 - Wednesday, Oct. 25, 8:09 p.m.

Game 3 - Friday, Oct. 26,  8:09 p.m.

Game 4 - Saturday, Oct. 27, 8:09 p.m.

x-Game 5 - Sunday, Oct. 28, 8:15 p.m.

x-Game 6 - Tuesday, Oct. 30, 8:09 p.m.

x-Game 7 - Wednesday, Oct. 31, 8:09 p.m.

x-If necessary

Amy Schumer backs Colin Kaepernick, won't appear in Super Bowl ads 

Comedian Amy Schumer is following pop singer Rihanna’s lead in not participating in Super Bowl LIII.

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In a Friday post on Instagram, Schumer said she has decided to turn down any offers to participate in commercials for the Feb. 3 game at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The move, she said, was in support of the “take-a-knee” protests by NFL players that was started in 2016 by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, ESPN reported. Kaepernick began taking a knee during the national anthem to protest racism and police brutality.

“Hitting the NFL with the advertisers is the only way to really hurt them,” Schumer wrote. “I know opposing the NFL is like opposing the NRA. Very tough, but don’t you want to be proud of how you’re living? 

Earlier this week, Rihanna turned down an offer to headline the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show as a way to support Kaepernick.

In 2016, Schumer appeared with Seth Rogen in a politically-themed Bud Light ad, "Raise One to Right Now," during Super Bowl 50, ESPN reported.

In her Instagram post, Schumer said she hoped Maroon 5, set to headline the halftime show at Super Bowl LIII, will reconsider and withdraw.

She also suggested that white NFL players should join black players by taking a knee.

“Why not kneel next to your brothers?” Schumer wrote. “Otherwise, how are you not complicit?” 

>> Rihanna turns down Super Bowl halftime show

Kaepernick was released by the 49ers after the 2016 season and hasn’t played since.

He filed a grievance against the NFL and team owners last year, accusing them of conspiring to keep him from playing in the league.

Nike ad campaign featuring Kaepernick as the face of the athletic retail giant’s “Just Do It” 30th anniversary has sparked debate, controversy and boycotts.

Schumer was arrested Oct. 4 during a protest in Washington against then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, CNN reported.

It was not clear if Schumer was approached to appear in an ad to run during Super Bowl LIII, ESPN reported.

Oh, deer: 2 bucks lock horns on front porch of California home

This battle had plenty of bang for the bucks.

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A northern California homeowner came home to find his front porch in disarray Thursday, but not because of a potential break-in. Video surveillance confirmed that two deer were brawling on the property, KABC reported.

The homeowner in Marin County posted home surveillance video to Reddit that documented the two bucks locking horns on the front steps of the property. The two stags scrambled up the stoop and then back out onto the front lawn, scattering Halloween decorations, pumpkins and planters, KABC reported.

>> Deer crashes through windshield in highway accident

Exiting the porch, the two bucks continued fighting, according to the homeowner.

"They then went next door and bent in an iron rod fence," u_SwimmingAnxiety wrote on Reddit. "One of them got pinned in a corner against the fence and the other just kept smashing his antlers into him."

Britney Spears returning to Vegas in February with 'Dominations' show

Pop singer Britney Spears will be returning to Las Vegas for a new residency next year, Variety reported.

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Spears’ “Dominations” show will debut in February at the Park MGM. The show was announced on Ellen DeGeneres’ YouTube channelBillboard reported.

Tickets will go on sale Friday.

In January, Spears ended a four-year run in Vegas at Planet Hollywood’s Axis Theater, Variety reported. She recently ended a European tour with Pitbull as her opening act. According to Pollstar, Spears grossed $2.38 million at Paris’ 15,000-capacity AccorHotels Arena on Aug 28 and 29.

Badly beaten 5-year-old dies in Florida, officials say; mom, boyfriend arrested

The Florida Department of Children and Families has confirmed the death of a 5-year-old girl who was badly beaten in a Jacksonville home.

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ActionNewsJax reported Friday that sources said the girl was on life support after an extreme case of abuse in a home at the Oak Tree Apartments.

>> On ActionNewsJax.com: Child dies following incident at Oak Tree Apartments, DCF says

The child’s grandmother told ActionNewsJax reporter Ryan Nelson that the child’s mother, Michelle Cannimore, is behind bars, and so is her current boyfriend, Jonte Harris.

Cannimore is charged with child neglect and child abuse with intentional infliction of physical or mental injury. Harris is charged with aggravated battery on a child using a deadly weapon.

Neighbors said they feared abuse may have been present in the home. They said they could hear screams coming from the home.

“I told [detectives] the same thing I'm telling you,” said one neighbor. "That I would hear that, and I was like, ‘What's going on?’”

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ActionNewsJax obtained a statement from DCF Interim Secretary Rebecca Kapusta:

“I am absolutely horrified and disgusted at the abuse this child endured in her short life. That anyone would hurt an innocent child is shameful and DCF will work closely with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office to hold anyone responsible for her abuse fully accountable under the law.

"There are not sufficient words to describe the pain those who loved her are feeling right now, but the department will continue to ensure her sibling is in a safe home and that she receives the highest quality care as she recovers from this loss.”

DCF also said the family has a history with the welfare system.

“We’d try to go ask if she's alright,” said the neighbor. “She would just open the door for a second. She wouldn't open the door all the way.”

Another woman, who asked that her identity be concealed for her protection, claimed that Cannimore’s personality seemed to change after she began dating Harris.

“She will have her head down,” she said. “And that’s how she would be.”

So far, no murder charges have been filed in the case. ActionNewsJax requested the arrest report from the Sheriff’s Office on Friday but has not yet received it.

Florida teacher arrested on child porn distribution charge, police say

Federal officials said Friday that they arrested a Florida teacher on allegations of distributing child pornography

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Jordan Frederic Schemmel, 37, is a teacher at Terry Parker High School in Jacksonville, authorities said. 

>> On ActionNewsJax.com: Read the entire criminal complaint against Jordan Schemmel (WARNING: Graphic content.)

Duval County Public Schools confirmed the arrest and said Schemmel will not teach until the case is resolved. 

"Should he be released from custody, he will be immediately removed from the classroom and not have further contact with students pending the outcome of an internal investigation," a voicemail sent to parents said. 

According to a biography on the Duval County Public Schools site, Schemmel previously worked as a teacher at Ponte Vedra High in St. Johns County and Ed White High in Jacksonville. 

Schemmel faces up to 20 years in federal prison. He is scheduled for a hearing on Oct. 25. 

>> On ActionNewsJax.com: First Coast High teacher charged with distributing child porn

According to a the criminal complaint, an individual using the screen name “JS” and the user name “Profsunrise15” responded to a message in September on an internet bulletin board frequented by individuals with a sexual interest in children. 

This message had been posted by an undercover FBI agent. 

>> On ActionNewsJax.com: First Coast teacher arrested: 5 things to know about the case

The user under the name “Profsunrise15” sent the agent a video depicting a prepubescent child being sexually assaulted by an adult male, and later sent a photo depicting similar criminal conduct with a child, authorities said. 

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Authorities said the IP address used by Profsunrise15 was traced back to Schemmel’s residence in Jacksonville. 

Georgia police officer shot, killed; 1 suspect arrested, another sought

A police officer in Gwinnett County, Georgia, checking out a suspicious vehicle near a Snellville-area middle school was shot and killed Saturday as the car sped away. One suspect is in custody and another is still on the run, authorities said.

Here are the latest updates:

Update 9:34 a.m. EDT Oct. 21: A new mugshot was released of Isaiah Pretlow, now in custody in the shooting death of a Gwinnett County police officer. Tafahree Maynard, believed by police to have fired the shot that killed Officer Antwan Toney, remains at large.

Update 6:17 a.m. EDT Oct. 21: Gwinnett County police announced early Sunday that one suspect is in custody in the shooting death of a Gwinnett County police officer Saturday. Another suspect is still on the run. 

Isaiah Pretlow is in custody and charged with aggravated assault in connection with the shooting death of Officer Antwan Toney. He's accused of pointing a gun at an officer during the manhunt. 

Tafahree Maynard, who police believe fired the shot that killed Toney, is still on the run, authorities said. Police are encouraging Maynard to turn himself in. Although police originally said they thought up to four suspects were involved, they said Sunday morning that Pretlow and Maynard are the only suspects. 

Late Saturday, WSB-TV's Rikki Klaus was on Cordite Loop, where police waited for a warrant to search the home. It's unclear if Pretlow was arrested at the home. 

Toney, 30, was shot while responding to a suspicious vehicle parked near Shiloh Middle School in unincorporated Snellville on Saturday afternoon, police said. The car was parking at Crumps Landing Road and White Road.

Gwinnett County Sgt. Jake Smith said in a news conference that someone reported the vehicle and that the people inside may have been smoking marijuana. 

Toney and another officer approached the vehicle, and that's when someone started shooting from inside the car, authorities said.

"Before they could even get to the vehicle, shots rang out," Smith said. 

Police returned fire as an officer dragged Toney away.

Toney was rushed to Gwinnett Medical Center in critical condition where he died, officials said.

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The two-year veteran was just days from celebrating his third anniversary with the department on Oct. 26. 

Smith said that "99.999 percent" of the time, routine calls don't end up in gunfire.

“That it went this way, it’s just tragic,” Smith said.

The suspects sped away and crashed the vehicle on Ross Road and Calumet Farm Lane less than a mile from the shooting scene, got out of the car and ran, authorities said. Police originally said witnesses reported seeing up to four people run away.

On Saturday night, the car was towed to police headquarters. 

Gwinnett County police have opened a new 24-hour tipline and are asking for the public's help to learn more about the shooting. They are asking anyone with information to call 770-513-5710.

It's the first time an officer has been killed in Gwinnett County since 1993.

Original report: A police officer in Gwinnett County, Georgia, checking out a suspicious vehicle near a Snellville-area middle school was shot and killed Saturday as the car sped away. Four suspects were on the run Saturday night.

The officer, Antwan Toney, died after he was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center, according to the police department. He had been on the Gwinnett police force for three years.

Toney and other officers were responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked near Shiloh Middle School on Saturday afternoon, police said.

When officers approached, the suspects fired through their vehicle’s window, hitting Toney before driving off, said police spokesman Jake Smith. The officers returned fire, but it’s unknown whether the suspects were hit or injured.

The suspects crashed their vehicle a short time later, and as many as four people ran from the scene. 

Law enforcement officers, helicopters, SWAT teams and K-9 units swarmed the area to search for the suspects, checking nearby buildings and wooded areas. DeKalb County police were called in to help.

A witness described one of the suspects to police as a 6-foot-tall man with long dreadlocks, green sweatpants and a gray T-shirt. Descriptions of the other suspects weren’t available.

Toney was a member of the Gwinnett Police Department’s Uniform Division, and he was working his shift on patrol Saturday.

Toney is the first Gwinnett officer killed in the line of duty in years.

In 1993, Officer Chris Magill was killed by a drunk driver while engaged in a traffic stop with another drunk driver.

Three Gwinnett officers were gunned down in 1964 when they were investigating a “suspicious activity” call near Norcross. The officers — Jerry Everett, Marvin Gravitt and Ralph Davis — were handcuffed together and shot with their own weapons.

Saturday’s shooting came after three separate officer-involved shootings in Georgia on Thursday that left two men dead.

In one of the previous shootings, a state patrolman was shot at close range along I-75 south in Bartow County but survived because he was wearing a body armor vest. Two troopers returned fire and killed the original shooter, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

The other shooting death occurred in Monroe when a man carrying a replica Thompson submachine gun allegedly pointed it at an officer, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

In the third incident, a suspect shot at police in Richland. but no one died.

Kroger launches online wine store and delivery service

Kroger may soon deliver wine to your front door.

Kroger has begun its soft launch of an online wine shopping and delivery serviceKroger Wine will be available in 13 states, as well as Washington, D.C., across Kroger Co. stores, including Kroger, Ralphs, Fred Meyer, King Soopers, QFC, Smith’s Food and Drug, Fry’s and City Market.

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According to the Cincinnati Business Courier, the new offering is coming to the following markets first: Florida; New Hampshire; Oregon; Washington, D.C.; California; Idaho; Louisiana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Mexico; North Dakota; West Virginia; Virginia; and Wyoming. The company plans to add more states eventually, the Courier reported.

Customers can order wine sold in six to 12-bottle cases. Prices range from $69.99 to $99.99 for six bottles and $129.99 to $189.99 for 12 bottles. Shipping is free for orders more than $35.

>> On DaytonDailyNews.com: 7 major moves Kroger made in 2018

Kroger also will have a wine club, where participants can select reds, white or a mix of wines. The cases will be delivered every 13 weeks.

Read more here.

– The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.

30 hurt after floor collapses at Clemson apartment complex, police say

About 30 people were hurt when a floor collapsed at an apartment complex in Clemson, South Carolina, police said Sunday.

Update 2:10 p.m. EDT Oct. 21: Clemson police chief Jimmy Dixon said no one was trapped and there were no life-threatening injuries, WYFF reported.

“I'm monitoring the situation, and my thoughts and prayers are with all who were injured," Clemson University president Jim Clements told the television station. "Our entire student support system will be available for any student impacted.”

Joe Galbreath, Clemson's associate vice president for strategic communications, confirmed that the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity hosted the event, WHNS reported.

Original report: Clemson police said the incident occurred about 12:30 a.m. Sunday during a private party at the Woodlands of Clemson neighborhood clubhouse, WHNS reported. The first floor of the building buckled, falling into the clubhouse’s basement, authorities said.

Thirty people were being treated at area hospitals, according to WHNS. Police didn’t know whether any of the victims’ injuries were life-threatening, WYFF reported.

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Skipping workouts worse for health than smoking, diabetes, study says

Diabetes and heart disease certainly affect your health. However, not exercising may be even more detrimental, according to a new report. 

>> On AJC.com: Study: This common household chore is as damaging as smoking 20 cigarettes a day

Researchers from the Cleveland Clinic recently conducted a study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open, to determine the association between cardiorespiratory fitness and long-term mortality. 

To do so, they examined 122,007 patients who underwent exercise treadmill testing between 1991 and 2014. The analysts then measured all causes of mortality in relation to the benefits of exercise and fitness, factoring in age, sex, height, weight, BMI, medications and other illnesses. 

After analyzing the results, they found cardiorespiratory fitness was directly linked to reduced long-term mortality. And the benefits of exercise were boundless.

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“Aerobic fitness is something that most patients can control. And we found in our study there is no limit to how much exercise is too much,” co-author Wael Jaber said in a statement. “Everyone should be encouraged to achieve and maintain high fitness levels.”

The team also compared fitness to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and smoking and discovered a sedentary lifestyle is worst for your health than the aforementioned illnesses. In fact, the risk of not exercising was “significantly greater” than the clinical risk factors of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and smoking.

The authors said they were particularly interested in the relationship between high fitness and mortality, revealing the topic had never been looked at using on such a large scale. 

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They believe their findings emphasize the long-term effects of exercise and fitness regardless of age and hope to encourage patients to be more active. 

Read the study here.

Jackpots surge: Powerball prize climbs to $620M after Mega Millions hits $1.6 billion

The Mega Millions jackpot is now the second highest jackpot in history. It stands at nearly $1.6 billion after there were no winners in Friday night’s drawing, and the Powerball jackpot has now climbed to an estimated $620 million.

Update 12:41 a.m. EDT Oct. 21: The Powerball jackpot has climbed to $620 million after no ticket matched all six numbers in Saturday’s drawing. The winning numbers were 16-54-57-62-69, Powerball: 23, Power Play: 2.

Tickets sold in Florida and Tennessee matched five numbers with Power Play to win $2 million each, while tickets sold in Arizona, Connecticut, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey and Washington matched five numbers to win $1 million each.

The next Powerball drawing is Wednesday.

Update 11:05 p.m. EDT Oct. 20: The winning numbers for Saturday’s Powerball drawing were 16-54-57-62-69, Powerball: 23, Power Play: 2.

Update 6 p.m. EDT Oct. 20: The Powerball drawing will take place Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET with an estimated jackpot of $470 million.

Update 5:21 a.m. EDT Oct. 20: According to the Mega Millions website, no one matched all six numbers, sending the jackpot to a staggering $1.6 billion. 

The numbers drawn Friday night were 15-23-53-65-70 and the Mega ball was 7.

The next drawing is Tuesday at 11 p.m. ET.

Update 11:05 p.m. EDT Oct. 19: The winning numbers for Friday night’s staggering Mega Millions jackpot are:  65-53-23-15-70 and the Mega ball is 7.

If no one matches all six numbers, the jackpot increases to $1.6 billion. 

Update 12:45 p.m. EDT Oct. 19: The Powerball jackpot rose from $430 million to $470 million Friday, one day before the next scheduled drawing.

The news came shortly after officials announced that the Mega Millions jackpot had risen to a record-breaking $1 billion.

Update 12 p.m. EDT Oct. 19: The Mega Millions jackpot rose Friday to an estimated $1 billion, according to lottery officials.

If a person wins the jackpot, he or she will also have the option of taking the jackpot as a $565 million cash payout, according to the Mega Millions website.

The prize marks the second time in history that a national lottery game has sported a prize of $1 billion or more. In January 2016, people who bought three winning Powerball tickets split a nearly $1.6 billion jackpot.

The next Mega Millions drawing is scheduled to take place Friday at 11 p.m. EDT.

Update 1 p.m. EDT Oct. 18: The Mega Millions jackpot rose again Thursday to an estimated $970 million, one day ahead of the next scheduled drawing.

If a person wins the jackpot, he or she will also have the option of taking the jackpot as a $548 million cash payout, according to the Mega Millions website.

Georgia Lottery officials said a bump in the estimated jackpot Wednesday was due to “brisk sales” after the jackpot rolled over from Tuesday night’s $667 million drawing, The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported.

Update 12:52 a.m. EDT Oct. 18: The estimated jackpot for Saturday’s Powerball drawing has climbed to $430 million, according to the Powerball website.

Update 11:30 p.m. EDT Oct. 17: No one won the $345 million Powerball jackpot in Wednesday’s drawing, but five lucky players won a $1 million. The Powerball website said the winners were in Michigan and Nebraska.

Update 11:10 p.m. EDT Oct. 17: The winning Powerball

numbers for the drawing on Wednesday, Oct. 17 are: 03-57-64-68-69 and the Powerball number was 15. The jackpot is $345 million.

Update 12:10 p.m. EDT Oct. 17: The Mega Millions jackpot has swollen to $900 million ahead of  Friday’s drawing. If a person wins the jackpot, he or she will also have the option of taking the jackpot as a $513 million cash payout, according to the Mega Millions website.

The next Mega Millions drawing is set to take place Friday at 11 p.m. EDT.

Update 12:59 a.m. EDT Oct. 17: No tickets matched all six numbers in Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing. Friday’s estimated jackpot has climbed to a record $868 million, with a cash payout of $494 million, according to the Mega Millions website.

Update 11:15 p.m. EDT Oct. 16: Mega Millions numbers drawn Tuesday night were 69-45-61-3-49 and the Mega Ball was 9. It is not yet known if there is a winner.

Original report: If you have a few dollars and dreams of riches untold, the coming week could be a game-changer for you.

Two national lottery games – Mega Millions and Powerball – are sporting huge jackpots this week, now topping a billion in total combined winnings.

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The Mega Millions drawing set for Tuesday has the second largest jackpot in the game’s history, worth $667 million (or $372 million with the cash option). That breaks the game’s previous record jackpot of $656 million.  

Related: 7 biggest lottery jackpots in US history

Add to that a hefty $345 million Powerball jackpot, and you’re looking at nearly a billion dollars in lottery money being up for grabs this week.

The Powerball jackpot is the 17th largest in the game’s history. The cash payout on the $345 million would be $199 million.

Related: 7-time lottery winner shares tips for winning Powerball

How did we get the chance to play for such jackpots? You can thank all those who played and didn’t hit the jackpot. The Mega Millions jackpot has been building since July 24, the last time the grand prize jackpot was won.

The Powerball game has not seen a grand  prize winner since Aug. 11. 

The Mega Millions numbers drawn Friday were 04-24-46-61-70. The Megaball was 07. The Megaplier was 3. 

Related: Which Powerball numbers have hit most often? Will choosing them improve your odds?

One ticket sold in Arkansas matched all five numbers, but did not match the Megaball number. That winning ticket is worth $3 million because the person who purchased the ticket purchased the “Multiplier” option which tripled the $1 million prize.

The Powerball numbers drawn Saturday were 11-14-32-43-65 and the Powerball was 15. The Power Play was 3. Two players – one in Nebraska and one in Michigan – matched the five numbers, but not the Powerball number. Each of those tickets is worth $1 million.

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