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Ohio State attack: Champaign County man grabbed attacker’s knife

Published: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 @ 10:17 AM

Graham High graduate Andy Payne is recovering from surgery today

A Champaign County native and Army veteran is recovering from surgery after being injured in Monday’s attack at Ohio State.

Andy Payne, a 2006 Graham High School graduate now studying welding engineering at Ohio State, was outside Watts Hall because of a fire alarm when the attacker drove through the crowd.

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“Once he let off the gas pedal and the car came to a stop, I began to take a few steps toward the car to help people who were hit by the vehicle,” Payne said. “That’s when the individual got out with a knife and he attacked someone to my right. Then he turned to attack me and I grabbed the knife with my left hand, which gave me enough time to get under his arm and away from him.”

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Payne said he had surgery Monday to repair the tendons and nerves in his left hand and is now recovering at home in suburban Columbus.

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The six-year Army veteran deflected any talk that he was a hero for grabbing the knife.

“I just kept him from stabbing me,” Payne said. “It wasn’t like I was trying to tackle him or take him out or anything. I was just trying to keep the knife from hitting me.”

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Man arrested in burglary of Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski's home

Published: Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 12:24 AM

Anthony Almeida.
Anthony Almeida.(

One man was arrested and two suspects are being sought in the burglary of Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski's house.

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While the Patriots were playing in Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis on Feb. 4, police were called to Gronkowski's house in Foxborough, Massachusetts, for a burglary. 

According to a heavily redacted police report, the break-in at Gronkowski's home happened just five minutes after he scored his first of two touchdowns.

The report shows the burglary happened at 8:50 p.m., during the third quarter of the Patriots' game against the Eagles.

On Friday morning, police executed a search warrant at the home of Anthony Almeida in Randolph. As a result of the search, police arrested Almeida, 31, on charges of breaking and entering, two counts of receiving stolen property, and malicious destruction of property.

He was arraigned Friday afternoon. 

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Almeida pleaded not guilty to the charges and was released on $5,000 bail. He was ordered to stay away from the victims and is due back in court on April 20.

Police said 26-year-old Shayne Denn of Tewksbury and 28-year-old Eric Tyrrell of Foxborough are still at large.

Police said an Apple watch, a Rolex watch and two rare coins from the 1800s have been recovered. A firearm has not yet been recovered.

According to the police report, the burglars were not able to get into Gronkowski's bedroom; it was found locked and secured.

The investigation is ongoing, police said.

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French officer who traded places with a hostage in supermarket attack dies

Published: Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 4:30 AM

Lt.-Col. Arnaud Beltrame
French Interior Ministry
Lt.-Col. Arnaud Beltrame(French Interior Ministry)

A police officer who offered to trade places with a hostage during a standoff at a supermarket in southern France died Saturday morning, CNN reported.

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Lt.-Col. Arnaud Beltrame, 45, was shot by 26-year-old Redouane Lakdim as he entered the Super U market in Trèbes on Friday.

Beltrame "fell as a hero" and showed "exceptional courage", French President Emmanuel Macron said.

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Ladkim killed two people and wounded 16 others, two seriously, when he entered the supermarket, the BBC reported. Before that, Ladkim killed another person while stealing a car

Interior Minister Gerard Collomb announced Beltrame’s death Saturday, which raises the number of people killed to four.

"France will never forget his heroism, his bravery, his sacrifice," Collomb tweeted.

When Beltrame went inside the supermarket, he left his phone on so police could hear his interactions with the gunman, Collomb told CNN.

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As soon as they heard gunfire, police went in and killed the gunman.

Lakdim allegedly demanded the release of Salah Abdeslam, the most important surviving suspect in the November 2015 attacks in Paris, which killed 130 people, the BBC reported.

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Florida woman attacks husband for forgetting anniversary, deputies say

Published: Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 1:03 AM

Carol Stone
Pasco County Sheriff's Office
Carol Stone(Pasco County Sheriff's Office)

A Florida woman was not very happy when her husband forgot their wedding anniversary, and her anger landed her in jail, deputies said.

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Carol Stone, 35, of Zephyrhills, was arrested by Pasco County deputies Wednesday on charges of domestic battery, a misdemeanor, WTVT reported. According to her husband, Stone became angry when he admitted he had forgotten their anniversary date. An argument ensued, during which Stone “smacked the victim multiple times” in the head and face, leaving red marks and scratches.

Stone’s husband recorded the incident with his cellphone and gave it to deputies, WTVT reported. During the argument, deputies said, Stone’s husband pushed her on the ground and then she "flipped," The Tampa Bay Times reported. Stone admitted she hit her husband because he forgot the anniversary, deputies said.

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3 dead in France supermarket hostage situation, one other killed in carjacking, police say

Published: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 8:13 AM
Updated: Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 4:31 AM

French Supermarket Hostage Situation: At Least 1 Dead

Three people have been killed, including a police officer who traded places with a hostage, after a supermarket hostage-taking in the southern France town of Trebes, according to local media reports.

Another person was killed when the alleged gunman stole a car before the hostage situation.

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