Second suspect arrested in WWII veteran beating death

Published: Thursday, August 22, 2013 @ 9:04 PM
Updated: Monday, August 26, 2013 @ 12:51 PM

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

Kenan Adams-Kinard, 16, the second suspect in the robbery and murder of 88-year-old WWII veteran Delbert Belton, was arrested just after 3 a.m. Monday in a basement apartment at 500 W. Montgomery in Spokane without incident.

Adams-Kinard was arrested on a first-degree robbery and first-degree murder warrant.

Police said Friday morning they’d arrested 16-year-old Demetrius Glenn in connecting to the killing, which occurred Wednesday.

>>> Graham Johnson is looking into the lives and background of Adams-Kinard and Glenn. Watch his report at 5 p.m. on KIRO 7 Eyewitness News.

The victim was beaten to death outside the Eagles Lodge in Spokane.

Police say they received a call about an assault at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday and responded to find the victim sitting in his car with serious head injuries. The victim was taken to a hospital, and died Thursday morning.

Friends identified the victim as Delbert Belton, and say he was sitting outside the lodge when he was attacked.  

Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub called the crime "very vicious."

Straub said Monday that the motive for the attack was robbery.

"Race was not a factor," he said.

"We have a group of very troubled young people not just in Spokane and across the country," Straub said. "We have a collective responsibility to see that our children don't end up in these situations."

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WATCH: April the giraffe to give birth at Animal Adventure Park in New York

Published: Thursday, February 23, 2017 @ 5:28 AM
Updated: Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 1:02 PM

            WATCH: April the giraffe to give birth at Animal Adventure Park in New York

UPDATE, Feb. 24, 12:51 p.m. EST: Officials at the Animal Adventure Park in New York were on stand-by for the birth of April the Giraffe's calf early Friday, although they were back in waiting mode a few hours later.

"Things did calm down, however, there continues to be a large amount of visible movement within April's body," animal park officials said in an update posted on Facebook.

2/24 Morning Update:
April is looking great!  She was monitored throughout the evening and around 3:55 am EST and again...

Posted by Animal Adventure Park on Friday, February 24, 2017

See the live steam of April below:

UPDATE, Feb. 23, 5:42 p.m. EST: The Animal Adventure Park provided an update from a veterinarian in a Facebook post.

"Progression continues," animal park officials said. "We cannot confirm active labor at this time, however giraffes hide their signs as a natural instinct, that is why until we see hooves we will not announce active labor ... We are just waiting for the calf!"

Animal Adventure Park on Thursday, February 23, 2017

UPDATE, Feb. 23, 9:42 a.m. EST: A live stream video of April that was posted on YouTube and pulled from the site early Thursday due to "nudity and sexual content" has been reactivated.

UPDATE, Feb. 23, 8:02 a.m. EST: Officials from the Animal Adventure Park took to Facebook Live to address YouTube's removal of the April the giraffe live stream.

Posted by Animal Adventure Park on Thursday, February 23, 2017

UPDATE, Feb. 23, 7:37 a.m. EST: The live stream of April the giraffe was removed from YouTube early Thursday.

"Upset Youtube has suspended the LIVE FEED for nudity & sexual content? LET THEM KNOW," Animal Adventure Park wrote on Facebook. "You can thank Animal Rights Extremists for this issue."

We will be FACEBOOK LIVE from the Giraffe Barn at 8:00 AM EST

Posted by Animal Adventure Park on Thursday, February 23, 2017

ORIGINAL STORY: The impending birth of a baby giraffe has the internet waiting with bated breath.

April the giraffe is getting ready to welcome a calf with her mate, Oliver, at Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York.

>> Read more trending news

Animal Adventure Park has a webcam in April's quarters, capturing all the moments leading up to the birth.

>> Watch the live stream here

April is 15 years old, and this will be her fourth calf. Oliver is 5 years old, and this is his first calf. 

For more information, visit Animal Adventure Park's YouTube stream.

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

Get an inside look at new $34M project at Wright-Patterson

Published: Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 1:28 PM
Updated: Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 1:28 PM

Get an inside look at new $34M project at Wright-Patterson

The world’s most advanced centrifuge is scheduled to launch operations late this year, an event that promises to stamp Wright-Patterson Air Force Base as the center of gravity for aerospace medical research in the military.

“This is definitely the most state-of-the-art, advanced centrifuge in the world,” said Scott Fleming, centrifuge program manager for the 711th Human Performance Wing at the Air Force Research Laboratory.

Years behind schedule, the $34.4 million centrifuge will test the limits of thousands of military pilots over the next several decades.

This news organization was given an exclusive look at the project, which is the only one set to operate within the Department of Defense.

Watch video and get more details of this state-of-the-art project 

Rory McIlroy: Golf with Trump wasn’t ‘endorsement nor a political statement’

Published: Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 4:10 PM
Updated: Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 4:10 PM

            Rory McIlroy: Golf with Trump wasn’t ‘endorsement nor a political statement’

Golfer Rory McIlroy apparently has been taking some heat for teeing up with President Donald Trump last weekend at Trump International Golf Club.

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McIlroy, currently the PGA Tour’s third-ranked player in the world, issued a statement on Twitter this afternoon that suggests he’s been “called a fascist and a bigot” for hitting the links with Trump.

McIlroy is a native of Northern Ireland who has a home in Palm Beach Gardens. He told The Palm Beach Post last year he wasn’t enthusiastic about the 2016 presidential field.

Today, McIlroy told his more than 3 million Twitter followers that playing with Trump “wasn’t an endorsement nor a political statement of any kind. It was, quite simply, a round of golf.”

Here’s McIlroy’s entire statement:

“I don’t agree with everything my friends or family say or do, but I still play golf with them. Last week, I was invited to play golf with the President of the United States. Whether you respect the person who holds that position or not, you respect the office that he holds. This wasn’t an endorsement nor a political statement of any kind. It was, quite simply, a round of golf. Golf was our common ground, nothing else. I’ve travelled all over the world and have been fortunate enough to befriend people from many different countries, beliefs and cultures. To be called a fascist and a bigot by some people because I spent time in someone’s company is just ridiculous. I hope, to some degree, this clarifies my decision to accept the invitation that was extended to me. Thanks to everyone for your continued support and I look forward to making my comeback in Mexico next week.”

Threat for severe storms tonight

Published: Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 5:11 AM
Updated: Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 4:45 PM

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in place through 10 p.m. for Allen and Van Wert counties in Ohio and Randolph County in Indiana, issued by the National Weather Service. Also, a sinificant weather advisory is in effect through 5:30 p.m. for southeastern Randolph County, the NWS reported.

RELATED: Video and photos from today’s storms

  • Damaging winds possible with strong storms tonight
  • Much colder, windy Saturday
  • Passing snow showers, flurries to start weekend

RELATED: NOW YOU KNOW: Slight vs Enhanced severe weather threat


Scattered storms will move in, some of which could be strong or severe, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Damaging winds will be the main threat from the storms. An isolated tornado or large hail cannot be ruled out. Temperatures will slowly drop into the 60s.


Gusty winds will linger overnight as storms move out after midnight, Elwell said. Temperatures will fall rapidly after midnight. They will drop in the the middle 30s by morning.

RELATED: SEVERE WEATHER: Difference between Watch vs. Warning

SATURDAY: It will be quite windy with occasional flurries or snow showers. Some light rain may mix in. Temperatures will hold or slowly drop through the 30s.

SUNDAY: Partly cloudy skies and seasonable temperatures are expected. Highs will be in the lower 40s.

MONDAY: Lots of clouds are expected with a slight chance for a rain or snow shower early and passing rain shower in the afternoon. Highs will climb into the upper 40s.

TUESDAY: Scattered showers are expected and perhaps a rumble of thunder. Highs will reach to near 60 degrees.

WEDNESDAY: Showers will be possible, mainly early. Highs will be in the middle 50s.

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