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Published: Thursday, December 07, 2017 @ 9:36 AM
— The mayor of Davenport was arrested Tuesday after deputies said they caught her using a dead person’s handicapped tag.
In November, Polk County deputies got word that Mayor Teresa Bradley, 60, was parking in handicapped spots at City Hall, but was not known to be handicapped.
Deputies said they saw her parking in the spots, hanging the tag on her rearview mirror and removing it when she left for the day.
When deputies searched her home, they found two handicapped placards meant for two different people, one of whom has been dead since 2012 and the other since 2015.
“We expect our elected officials to set the proper example. She not only violated the law, she embarrassed the citizens of Davenport with her illegal conduct,” said Sheriff Grady Judd.
Bradley is facing charges of criminal use of a deceased person’s identification, possession of a counterfeit decal and unlawful use of a handicapped placard.
Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 10:18 PM
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A firefighter was driving home from work when he saw a dog in the middle of the road. While many drivers honked their horns and continued past the dog, the firefighter, Justin Luttrell, stopped.
“She was freezing, shaking and terrified -- it was written all over her face with her tail tucked between her legs,” Lutrell said in a Facebook post Wednesday. “Before I left work I checked the weather. It was -1 with wind chill. I pulled over to try and pick her up.”
Lutrell said the dog was nearly hit by cars. He used cooked chicken and lunch meat to get her close and he finally caught up to the dog a fourth of a mile down the road.
“She had icicles hanging off of her with multiple sores on her body and looked anorexic,” Lutrell said in the post. “Not knowing if she’d bite me or if she had rabies, etc., I picked her up and put her in the back seat of my truck.”
Lutrell said he drove to an Animal Emergency Center in Memphis, where he was told the dog was heartworm negative, didn’t appear spayed and did not have a microchip.
Lutrell made the public post in hopes of getting the dog adopted.
“She is extremely sweet and will be needing a home,” he wrote. “Please share this to find this sweetheart a good loving home and keep her off the streets.”
Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 10:14 AM
Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 7:53 PM
KIRKLAND, Wash. — A hospital in Washington state was locked down Wednesday morning after police say a doctor saw a man with what was believed to be a rifle inside the facility. The image was caught on a surveillance camera.
Kirkland, Washington, police Officer Cody Mann said officers searched the EvergreenHealth Medical Center room by room. The hospital released a surveillance image of the man on social media.
After the man saw an image of himself on social media, he contacted authorities, Kirkland police spokeswoman Tiffany Trombley said.
“The person we were looking for observed himself on social media and he was able to contact us and let us know that ‘I am the person you are looking for. The item that you guys think is a rifle is actually an ornate umbrella,” Trombley said.
Thank you to all who helped with locating a reported suspicious male w/a rifle. After a group effort it was determined 2 b an umbrella 🌂 pic.twitter.com/MTJdPJRk9a— Kirkland Police (@KirklandWAPD) January 17, 2018
The report initially came in as a suspicious person that may have had a rifle, but police were unsure if it was actually a rifle that was seen until the surveillance image was available.
Those inside the hospital sheltered in place until the word was given that there was no threat. The lockdown was lifted by 10:10 a.m. local time, the hospital said.
The lockdown at EvergreenHealth Kirkland has been lifted.— EvergreenHealth (@EvergreenHosp) January 17, 2018
We thank @KirklandWAPD & the local/national media for helping us to inform our community and ensure this message was shared.
EvergreenHealth will resume care as usual today and this situation has been resolved. pic.twitter.com/NSUGMbufFR
Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 3:13 PM
TUCSON, Ariz. — Authorities are trying to find the person who abandoned a baby in an airport bathroom.
Police at Tucson International Airport are now combing through surveillance footage, trying to find out who left the a newborn baby boy on a woman’s bathroom changing table Sunday, AZCentral reported.
Not only are they trying to find the mother of the baby to find out what happened, but also to find out if she needs help.
The newborn was only hours old and was in good health, Tucson Police spokeswoman Jessie Butler told AZCentral.
The baby was clean and swaddled, KMSB reported.
Arizona is a state that offers Safe Haven for babies, meaning they can be dropped off at specific locations like staffed fire stations, hospitals and churches. Parents can be anonymous but they have to answer questions about the baby and its health, KMSB reported. According to the Safe Haven law, babies can be up to three days old.
Since the program started in 2001, 40 babies have been taken in by Safe Haven, KMSB reported.
An airport is not listed among the legal locations, but there was a fire station nearby, AZCentral reported.