Police: Trooper Shot Armed Man During Traffic Stop | Pennsylvania News

MOUNT PLEASANT, Pa. (AP) — State police in western Pennsylvania say a trooper shot and killed an armed man during a traffic stop after a reported theft from a mall over the weekend.

Police said troopers were called to the Washington County mall at about 6 p.m. Saturday after the Rural King store reported a retail theft. Police said the suspects’ vehicle was spotted and stopped minutes later in Mount Pleasant Township.

Police said the driver was taken into custody, but a passenger refused to leave the vehicle. Police said as the trooper was issuing “verbal commands,” the passenger “brandished a firearm,” and didn’t comply with orders to drop the weapon.

Police said the trooper fired a shot, hitting the passenger, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The Washington County coroner’s office identified him as 26-year-old Dennis Fonoimoana of Burgettstown. An autopsy is planned and the cause and manner of death remain under investigation.

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Man arrested in teen’s death following police pursuit | News

SHREVEPORT, La. — A Bossier City man has been arrested in connection with a Friday night police pursuit that ended in the death of his teenage passenger. 

William Player Jr., 22, is charged with negligent homicide, in addition to a host of other offenses, in the death of Brenda Adler, 13. 

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The crash happened just after 11:30 p.m. on Montrose Avenue near Line Avenue. 

State police said troopers were asked to assist Bossier City police after the driver of a Chevrolet Tahoe failed to stop for a traffic violation on Interstate 20. Troopers took over the pursuit when it entered Caddo Parish. 

Player led troopers through Shreveport until turning on Montrose and hitting a brick access wall. The force of the impact caused the Tahoe to overturn several times then hit a utility pole.

Adler, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected and died at the scene. A second juvenile, also unrestrained, was treated for non-life threatening injuries. 

Player was not injured and ran from the scene, but was arrested after a brief foot chase. 

In addition to negligent homicide, Player is also charged with negligent injuring, aggravated flight, resisting an officer, hit and run driving, possession of of a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance, possession of a Schedule II CDS and illegally carrying of weapons. He’s held in Caddo Correction Center on bonds totaling $257,500.

Troopers found a handgun, a high capacity magazine and various narcotics in Player’s SUV. 


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Massachusetts man catches monkeypox after traveling to Canada – New York Daily News

A case of monkeypox has been confirmed in the U.S. for the first time this year.

A Massachusetts man who recently traveled to Canada was diagnosed with the disease Tuesday night, the Massachusetts health department said Wednesday in a statement.

Health officials said the unidentified man had been hospitalized, but there was no risk to the general public.

Canada has not confirmed any monkeypox infections, but officials in Quebec launched an investigation Wednesday, the CBC reported. Health leaders in Montreal have already found 13 suspected cases.

Elsewhere, British health authorities have confirmed nine cases of monkeypox in the U.K. since May 7. Portugal is also investigating more than a dozen suspected cases.

While monkeypox is similar to smallpox, it is less deadly. Only about 1 in 100 people infected with monkeypox die, according to the CDC. In 2003, an outbreak in the U.S. infected 47 people, but no one died.

Last year, single cases were detected in Texas and Maryland, months apart. In both cases, the person infected with monkeypox had recently traveled to Nigeria. Monkeypox is most common in West Africa.

While it’s called monkeypox, the exact animal that carries the infection is not confirmed. Monkeypox got its name because it was discovered in lab monkeys in the 1950s.

Scientists believe monkeys often spread monkeypox to smaller animals, who carry the virus to people. The first case detected in humans was in 1970 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Man Utd news: Ten Hag snubs Ajax end-of-season trip as ‘there is a lot to do’ at United | Football | Sport

Erik ten Hag has revealed he will not be travelling with Ajax to their end-of-season trip to Curacao because he wants to dedicate his time and focus to Manchester United. The Dutchman took charge of his final game with the Eredivisie champions on Sunday afternoon as Ajax finished the campaign with a 2-2 draw at Vitesse.

But it’s not quite time for the group to rest and enjoy their family holidays just yet – although the title party will continue in the coming days when a trip to Curacao is planned.

But Ten Hag has decided he will no longer be in attendance as he prepares to embark on his new challenge in the Premier League.

He said: “Tomorrow there will be a party with the [Ajax] staff, but I am not going to Curaçao [a Dutch Caribbean island].

“I think that’s understandable. There is a lot of work to do there [at Manchester United]. That is the case with every club.

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He is well aware of the task at hand, something that has only been emphasised by United’s 4-0 defeat at Brighton last weekend.

The new Manchester United boss met the club’s football director John Murtough in Amsterdam in midweek to discuss potential transfer targets.

Steve McClaren, who is set to rejoin United as one of Ten Hag’s assists, was also present.

Ten Hag is planning to watch United’s final game of the Premier League season next Sunday when the Red Devils travel to Crystal Palace.

It’s currently undecided whether he will be there in person or instead of watching remotely.

Either way, the match will help the 52-year-old gain additional insight into the group of players he will inherit from Ralf Rangnick.

It’s understood Ten Hag has already planned to hold personal Zoom meetings with his new players before he arrives in England.

When asked if he’ll be going on holiday before his new venture, Ten Hag said: “It’s time to turn the switch now. It’s something that is needed because there is a lot to take care off and I have the energy for it.”

United are currently on course to finish sixth in the Premier League but they could yet drop to seventh with defeat at Selhurst Park, providing West Ham beat Brighton.

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Big Spring Police looking for man accused of making threats at local radio station

Big Spring, Texas (KOSA) -Big Spring Police are looking for identifying a man accused of making terroristic threats at a local radio station.

On April 28, 2022, at approximately 2:41 p.m., officers with the Big Spring Police Department responded to KBST Radio Station located in the 600 block of Johnson in about a terroristic threat. Upon arrival, officers learned that an unknown white male wearing a white shirt and black shorts entered the building and spoke with the front desk clerk. The unknown male began to make death threats toward the employee and anyone inside the building before exiting the building and leaving in an unknown direction of travel.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000.00 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) involved in this case. Remember no caller ID is ever used and all tips are anonymous.

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Couple who ran travel agency, man celebrating anniversary ID’d as tourists who died in the Bahamas

(NEXSTAR) – Authorities have identified the three U.S. tourists who died at a Sandals Resort in the Bahamas after falling mysteriously ill. Samples taken from all three tourists have been sent to a U.S. lab to help determine what happened.

Officers were called to the Sandals Resort on the island of Exuma Friday morning after one of the tourists, a man, was found unresponsive in a villa, the Royal Bahamas Police Force said in a statement.

On their way to the resort, officers were told two more unresponsive tourists, a woman and a second man, had been found in a separate villa. All three were pronounced dead at the resort, with the woman and second man both showing “signs of convulsion,” local officials said.

A fourth tourist, a woman, was flown to a hospital.

The three victims have been identified as Michael and Robbie Phillips of Tennessee and Vincent Paul Chiarella of Florida. Chiarella’s wife, Donnis, was the woman flown to a hospital. She has been airlifted to Florida but remains in serious condition.

The Tennessee couple is from Maryville, where they ran a travel agency that worked with Sandals, Nexstar’s WATE has learned. The agency has been recognized with multiple awards and accreditations from the Sandals Travel Agency Recognition Awards.

A Facebook post from Thursday, purportedly posted by Robbie Phillips, even shared admiration for the views in the Bahamas.

Samples were taken from the tourists, their rooms, and the nearby property to help identify whether any contaminants were present.

Health Minister Michael Darville said Saturday that some hotel guests went to a clinic Thursday with nausea and vomiting, were treated and left. He said initial investigations indicate it was an isolated incident.

Chiarella’s son, Austin, spoke with ABC News last week and said his parents had been staying at the resort for their anniversary. Donnis told her son she fell ill Thursday but felt “she was alright” after leaving the clinic, ABC News reports.

Acting Prime Minister Chester Cooper issued a statement Friday saying that police are investigating and foul play “is not suspected.”

Minister of Health and Wellness Dr. Michael Darville told Eyewitness News Bahamas the team investigating these deaths “have a theory” regarding what happened but are still working to determine the exact cause. Authorities continue to believe these are isolated cases.

The U.S. State Department is monitoring the investigation and is “ready to provide all appropriate consular assistance,” a spokesperson told The Hill.

In a statement to Eyewitness News Bahamas, a representative for Sandals said, “Nothing is more important to Sandals Resorts than the safety of our guests. It is with deep sadness that we confirm the passing of three of our guests at Emerald Bay Resort on May 6, 2022. A health emergency was initially reported and following the protocols, we immediately alerted emergency medical professionals and relevant local authorities to provide support and investigate the situation.”

The company said it is cooperating with the investigation.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Shanghai man taken to morgue while still alive, CDC restates travel mask recommendation, and more COVID news | National News

CLAIM: A recent outbreak of unexplained hepatitis cases among children is being caused by the adenovirus vector used in some COVID-19 vaccines, including the Johnson & Johnson shot.

THE FACTS: Medical experts say this isn’t the case, mainly because the dead adenovirus used in the J&J vaccine is a different strain than the one linked to the recent hepatitis cases.

British health authorities this month have documented more than 100 cases of unexplained hepatitis, inflammation of the liver, among young children, and some social media users are suggesting the cases could be linked to J&J’s vaccine. While it isn’t clear what’s causing the illnesses, which have also been identified in the U.S., a leading suspect is adenovirus, a common group of viruses that can cause cold-like symptoms, fevers, sore throats and intestinal issues. Adenovirus was detected in 75% of the recent juvenile hepatitis cases tested, U.K. health officials have said.

Viral vector vaccines, like the J&J vaccine, use dead, nonreplicable adenovirus to help trigger an immune response, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The AstraZeneca and Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccines also use viral vectors. Social media users are highlighting this connection to push the baseless claim that the adenovirus vector is causing the mysterious cases.

But experts say that’s not possible. Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, told The Associated Press that current evidence indicates these hepatitis cases could be caused by adenovirus type 41, which is associated with intestinal infections. The adenovirus used as a vector in the J&J vaccine is type 26. Offit added that the adenovirus used as a vector in the vaccine cannot reproduce itself in the body and spread.

“The combination of the fact that it’s not the type of adenovirus that’s expected to cause hepatitis, nor is it a virus that reproduces itself, makes the claim ludicrous,” Offit said. Dr. Mark Slifka, a professor of microbiology and immunology at Oregon Health & Science University, pointed to an April paper by researchers with Scotland’s public health department describing their initial investigation into the first Scottish cases of the sudden liver disease. The investigation noted that none of the children had been vaccinated against COVID-19, nor were the other patients in the U.K.

“What appears to be happening on social media, is that people are jumping to conclusions that are not based on current evidence,” Slifka wrote in an email. A spokesperson for Public Health Scotland also told the AP that “there is no evidence to support the claims” linking the juvenile hepatitis cases to COVID-19 vaccines. Further, no increased risk of hepatitis was identified in clinical trials of the vaccines, or after emergency use authorization allowed many people to be vaccinated, Slifka noted.

Adenovirus is currently circulating in children at higher than average levels after dropping during the pandemic. One theory being explored is that children who weren’t exposed to adenovirus over the last two years as COVID-19 restrictions were in place may now be getting hit harder upon exposure.

— Associated Press writer Sophia Tulp in Atlanta contributed this report.

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Man facing drug trafficking charge following Nassau County traffic stop

NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. – Deputy-worn body camera footage shows what the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office says was a traffic stop that ended in a meth bust.

The Sheriff’s Office said William McCollough refused to pull his vehicle over and then led deputies on a brief chase to his home in Callahan. He’s facing a list of criminal charges, including trafficking meth.

Deputies said McCollough, 45, was driving with a suspended license and nearly 24 grams of crystal meth and drug trafficking paraphernalia in his car.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, when they searched McCollough, they found drugs on him.

“Did you eat the rest of it?” a deputy asks.

“I didn’t eat anything. (Inaudible) it has weed in it.”

But deputies appeared to find more than weed when they searched McCollough’s car.

“That looks like salt,” a deputy says.

“That’s crazy. Meth in the seat,” a deputy replies.

When deputies go to the other side of the car, a baby seat can be seen in the back of the car.


Moments later, a larger bag of crystal meth is pulled from the car, investigators said.

McCollough seems surprised when a deputy confronts him in the back of the cruiser.

“What is that you just pulled out of that bag?” McCollough asks.

Deputies said the nearly 24 grams of crystal substance tested positive for crystal meth.

On the trafficking charge alone, McCollough faces a mandatory minimum of three years in prison if convicted on top of the other charges.

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Police searching for suspect after Whitehall police officer dragged by man fleeing traffic stop – WPXI

WHITEHALL BOROUGH, Pa. — Allegheny County police are searching for a suspect after a Whitehall borough police officer was dragged by a man fleeing a traffic stop early Saturday morning.

According to a press release, officers conducted a traffic stop for the suspicion of a DUI at 3:44 a.m. in the 4700 block of Clairton Boulevard (Route 51).

Police said the driver of the vehicle was taken into custody without incident.

The male passenger would not listen to police commands, and jumped into the driver’s seat of the vehicle.

As officers attempted to get the man out of the vehicle, he placed the car in drive and grabbed onto one of the officers.

The officer was dragged approximately 240 feet before being thrown from the vehicle.

The officer was transported to an area hospital before being treated and released.

The vehicle was a gray 2018 Chrysler 300, with PA license plate LNY9582.

The suspect is described as a middle-aged Black male and heavy set.

Police said he could be from the McKeesport area.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect or sees the vehicle is asked to call 911 or the Allegheny County tip line at 1(833)-ALL-TIPS.

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