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Published: Monday, October 31, 2016 @ 8:34 AM
Updated: Monday, October 31, 2016 @ 8:34 AM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A west Charlotte Pizza Hut employee is on leave after shooting and killing a man police said was trying to rob the restaurant early Sunday morning.
Police identified the would-be thief as 28-year-old Michael Grace.
Investigators said that just before 1:40 a.m. three people tried to break into the Pizza Hut on Freedom Drive.
Officers said that the employee fired his personal handgun at Grace, who died at the scene.
Police found the gun they said Grace was carrying when he was shot at the scene.
The two other intruders ran away and have not yet been found.
Pizza Hut released the following statement following the shooting:
"The local Pizza Hut franchise is fully cooperating with the Charlotte Police Department as they continue their investigation, but want to stress that the security of its staff is of utmost concern. They are providing support to the team members involved to ensure their health and well-being following this incident. The employee involved in the shooting has been placed on a leave of absence following further review."
No customers were at the restaurant at the time.
Police have not determined if the employee will face any charges.
Published: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 3:33 AM
— Serial pedophile Wayne Chapman's release from prison was put on hold this week after an emergency petition pushed courts to keep him in jail.
Melanie Perkins, a friend of some of Chapman's victims, says she was shocked to hear he was supposed to be released this week.
"Wayne Chapman is a very dangerous man," Perkins said. "He’s also a very sick man."
Perkins says a few of her friends were sexually abused by Chapman, and believes the disappearance of her childhood friend Andy Puglisi, is also connected to Chapman.
"While there’s considerable circumstantial evidence against Wayne Chapman in the disappearance of Andy Puglisi, there’s, in fact, no body," Perkins said. "Andy’s remains were never found."
Chapman was convicted of raping young boys in 1977, and spent four decades in prison.
Two qualified examiners determined Chapman is no longer sexually dangerous, and he was set to be released.
The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts agreed to take another look at the case after attorney Wendy Murphy filed an emergency petition to appeal Chapman's release.
"Obviously we are very pleased," Murphy said. "The victims are relieved to put it mildly, and they’re also optimistic."
Those against Chapman's release are optimistic now that the Judicial Court will have a say in the decision, and Perkins is hoping that the convicted child rapist is never let out.
"If and when Wayne Chapman does get out and he does re-offend, this has all been recorded," Perkins said. "So that everybody knows what the warnings were ahead of time, and this is all evidence in terms of unfortunately whatever child might be next in his case."
Chapman will remain in prison until the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts decides whether he's no longer sexually dangerous.
Published: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 3:30 AM
ATLANTA — Atlanta Special Agent in Charge, David LeValley, died Saturday morning of complications from his role as a first responder at the World Trade Center.
WSB-TV confirmed the information Saturday morning with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
FBI: Atlanta Special Agent in Charge David LeValley died this morning of complications from his role as 1st responder at #WorldTradeCenter. Line of duty. #hero. I knew him and am incredibly sad @wsbtv— Mark Winne (@MarkWinneWSB) May 26, 2018
LeValley served as the special agent in charge of the Atlanta Division since November 2016. He previously served as the SAC of the Criminal and Cyber Division at the Washington Field Office.
LeValley became a special agent with the FBI in 1996 and was assigned to the New York Division.
Our hearts are heavy at #FBI Atlanta as our leader SAC David J. LeValley paid the ultimate sacrifice today. He died in the line of duty after sacrificing for his country as a first responder to 9/11. We will always be grateful for your sacrifice and your leadership. pic.twitter.com/RiAGFIre3e— FBI Atlanta (@FBIAtlanta) May 27, 2018
He was called to serve his country following the attacks on 9/11 at the World Trade Center, where he spent several weeks being exposed to contaminants. LeValley died in the line of duty as a direct result of his work at the World Trade Center.
"LeValley’s death is a great loss to the entire FBI, but particularly to his family, the FBI Atlanta Division and the Atlanta community," the FBI said in a statement to WSB-TV "We are honored to have served beside him and are grateful for his leadership and sacrifice."
FBI Special Agent-in-charge David LeValley in interview just a few weeks ago. We’re told he died this morning of complications from work at WorldTradeCenter. One of the really good ones. Straight forward, humble, widely respected. #grace #selfless #hero @wsbtv pic.twitter.com/ATtdqKU9rf— Mark Winne (@MarkWinneWSB) May 26, 2018
Published: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 3:03 AM
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Amazon announced Saturday that it will open its first fulfillment center in Oklahoma City by the end of 2019.
The 600,000 square-foot facility will be located in Oklahoma and will create more than 1,500 full-time jobs, according to a news release from the company:
“We’re excited to open our first fulfillment center in Oklahoma and in a city with an outstanding workforce and a commitment to providing great opportunities for employment,” said Mark Stewart, Amazon’s Vice President of North America Customer Fulfillment. “Amazon is committed to creating a positive economic impact in Oklahoma City and enhancing the customer experience throughout the region.”
The facility will be responsible for packing and shipping small items to customers.
Those interested in learning about working at an Amazon fulfillment center may visit AmazonDelivers.jobs.
Published: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 2:35 AM
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A 12-year-old boy was bitten on the foot by something, possibly a shark, while bathing on Daytona Beach, Fla., Saturday afternoon, Volusia County Beach Safety officials said.
The Gainesville boy was standing in waist-deep water around 2 p.m. at a beach when something bit him on the foot, “presumably a shark,” officials said.
The boy’s injury was minor, officials said, but he was transported to a nearby hospital as a precaution.