Monthly Archives: November 2016

7 dead, 700 buildings damaged or destroyed in Gatlinburg fires

UPDATE:

4:15 p.m.

Beech Branch, Walker Trail and Wiley Oakley Drive are expected to be open by noon Saturday for property owners and renters to inspect their properties and what’s left of them. Supplies, including toiletries, clothes, food and water are available for those who need them at Boyds Bear at 149 Cates Road from 9 to 6 on Saturday and 1 to 6 on Sunday.

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4:10 p.m.

Authorities in Sevier County have officially confirmed the death of Alice Hagler, 70, in the fire. Her family previously confirmed her death. A soft search of every affected area in the city and county is expected to be complete by 7 p.m. Friday.

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3:50 p.m.

The cause of the fire near the summit on Chimney Tops appears to be human caused, according to the park. The park is asking for assistance from the public to gather information.

“If you or someone you know hiked the Chimney Tops Trail on

Read More at: http://wjhl.com/2016/11/28/downtown-gatlinburg-evacuated-for-wildfires/

7 dead, 700 buildings damaged or destroyed in Gatlinburg fires

UPDATE:

4:15 p.m.

Beech Branch, Walker Trail and Wiley Oakley Drive are expected to be open by noon Saturday for property owners and renters to inspect their properties and what’s left of them. Supplies, including toiletries, clothes, food and water are available for those who need them at Boyds Bear at 149 Cates Road from 9 to 6 on Saturday and 1 to 6 on Sunday.

___

4:10 p.m.

Authorities in Sevier County have officially confirmed the death of Alice Hagler, 70, in the fire. Her family previously confirmed her death. A soft search of every affected area in the city and county is expected to be complete by 7 p.m. Friday.

____

3:50 p.m.

The cause of the fire near the summit on Chimney Tops appears to be human caused, according to the park. The park is asking for assistance from the public to gather information.

“If you or someone you know hiked the Chimney Tops Trail on

Read More at: http://wjhl.com/2016/11/28/downtown-gatlinburg-evacuated-for-wildfires/

Black Lives Matter Salutes Fidel Castro, is ‘Grateful’ He Harbored an FBI Most Wanted Terrorist

The Black Lives Matter movement has come out in support of Fidel Castro, following his death on Friday, saying they must “come to the defense of El Comandante” and thanking him for safeguarding Assata Shakur, who’s on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists list.

The movement penned an article on Sunday titled “Lessons from Fidel: Black Lives Matter and the Transition of El Comandante” on the Medium platform where they eulogized the passing of the Cuban dictator. The article, which was not bylined, was Tweeted out by the closest thing there is to an official Black Lives Matter account and also posted on the movement’s semi-official Facebook page.

The article claims Castro’s death has caused “an overwhelming sense of loss, complicated by fear and anxiety.”

“Although no leader is without their flaws, we must push back against the rhetoric of the right and come to the defense of El Comandante,” it added.

The article continues by portraying Castro as a

Read More at: http://heatst.com/culture-wars/black-lives-matter-salutes-fidel-castro-is-grateful-he-harbored-an-fbi-most-wanted-terrorist/

Arsonist on the run: Help detectives, ATF identify devastating Tacoma church fire suspect

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TACOMA — Pierce County detectives need your help making an arrest in a devastating church arson case.

The fire tore through “Our Savior Lutheran Church” in Tacoma on Friday morning.

The church says someone set three fires in the sanctuary and lobby, causing serious damage.,.

“I’d walk by some people that were peering in and there were tears running down their eyes when they saw the damage, so they’re sad, but at the same time most of them have an amazing perspective when they realize this is not who we are.  It’s a building,” said the church’s pastor, Brian Banke.

Thankfully no one was hurt.

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department says it’s working with the ATF

Read More at: http://q13fox.com/2016/11/25/tacoma-church-badly-damaged-by-suspected-arsonist/

FBI, ATF join probe of deadly Thanksgiving Day shooting in Louisville

As people in Middletown are reaching out to one another in an effort to end the rash of shootings in the city, no new arrests have been reported since Wednesday as police continue their investigation.

Police Chief Rodney Muterspaw said that over an eight-day period, seven shootings in four separate incidents with 50 rounds fired. Two people were arrested earlier on Wednesday, and Muterspaw said arrest warrants have been signed for two more people.

“This is out of control. … This is not normal for Middletown,” Muterspaw told the media following the meeting. “This is not about the city and the police department. It’s about the community … The message is ‘put your guns down.’”

The uptick in the black-on-black violence is the result of two groups who are feuding, the chief said. The cases are under investigation, some of which are drug-related and involve young Middletown people

Read More at: http://www.whio.com/news/crime--law/fbi-atf-join-probe-deadly-thanksgiving-day-shooting-louisville/fTUvbHkRQlq0gs1uslrbuM/

Police: Man who left hoax device at Trussville school wanted to shoot police, rob a bank

TRUSSVILLE, AL (WBRC) –

Authorities say a man who left a suspicious device designed to look like a bomb at a Trussville elementary school confessed he wanted to use it as a decoy to shoot police officers and rob a bank.

On Wednesday, Trussville police announced the arrest of two people in connection to the explosive device found at Magnolia Elementary School in Trussville on Wednesday, Nov. 16.

Zachary Edwards, 35, and Raphel Dilligard, 34, are both charged with possession of a hoax destructive device, rendering false alarm and terrorist threats, Captain Jeff Bridges said. Both suspects are from Birmingham. 

Edwards has a $600,000 bond and has been transported to the Jefferson County Jail.

Dilligard has a $10,000 bond and is still being held at the Trussville City Jail, but will likely be transported to the Jefferson County Jail later on Wednesday.

The

Read More at: http://www.wtvm.com/story/33781805/police-man-who-left-hoax-device-at-trussville-school-wanted-to-shoot-police-rob-a-bank

Special Report: Taking Flight

NilsHolgerssonSVOD and the need for stand-out brands are among the trends reshaping the kids’ content distribution business in Asia.

Asia proved to be a hub of activity for kids’ content distributors at MIPCOM, generating a wealth of deal news out of the market. Of note, m4e brokered a deal for Mia and me in mainland China. ITV Studios Global Entertainment sold the first season of Thunderbirds Are Go to CCTV, marking the first time the property will air in the country. Mondo TV clinched an agreement with China’s Henan York Animation for the production of three new animated series to be completed by November 2020. FremantleMedia Kids Family signed new agreements for its hit properties Danger Mouse, Kate Mim-Mim and Tree Fu Tom across the region, and Turner Asia Pacific acquired two additional seasons of Xilam Animation’s slapstick comedy series

Read More at: http://worldscreen.com/tvkids/taking-flight/

Special Report: Taking Flight – TVKIDS – World Screen

NilsHolgerssonNEW YORK: SVOD and the need for stand-out brands are among the trends reshaping the kids’ content distribution business in Asia.

Asia proved to be a hub of activity for kids’ content distributors at MIPCOM, generating a wealth of deal news out of the market. Of note, m4e brokered a deal for Mia and me in mainland China. ITV Studios Global Entertainment sold the first season of Thunderbirds Are Go to CCTV, marking the first time the property will air in the country. Mondo TV clinched an agreement with China’s Henan York Animation for the production of three new animated series to be completed by November 2020. FremantleMedia Kids Family signed new agreements for its hit properties Danger Mouse, Kate Mim-Mim and Tree Fu Tom across the region, and Turner Asia Pacific acquired two additional seasons of Xilam Animation’s slapstick comedy

Read More at: http://worldscreen.com/tvkids/taking-flight/

2 Arizona cases remain on FBI’s 10 most wanted list

– Their alleged crimes stunned the valley and the country, earning them spots on the FBI’s 10 most wanted list.

It has been 15 years since Robert Fisher was accused of killing his family and 11 since Jason Brown became the prime suspect in the murder of an armored car driver.

Two of the most notorious accused killers in Arizona — both sitting on the FBI’s most wanted list: Jason Brown, the Scottsdale party boy accused of killing an armored car driver and Robert

Read More at: http://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/arizona-news/219021844-story