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Rescued alligator has new home

Published: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 @ 12:24 PM
Updated: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 @ 12:24 PM

Rescued alligator seen here eating a chicken

An alligator that was found in a Huber Heights basement has a new home.

Workers with the Ohio Department of Agriculture transported the seven-foot alligator to Arrowhead Reptile Rescue in Butler County Sunday, according to reports.

The executive director of the non-profit said the alligator is one of the worst he’s ever seen. The alligator suffers from metabolic bone disease, which has left his jaw deformed and his teeth sticking out. The alligator is also doing poorly from lack of sunlight, as he was kept in a basement for more than a decade, according to officials.

The alligator is recovering and is eating again, and he’s eaten a large carp and a chicken. The alligator weighs 130 pounds, but experts said it should weigh at least 250 pounds.

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Walmart shooting: Armed civilian took down shooter in Washington state, police say

Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 1:28 AM

At Least 2 Injured, Suspect Killed in Washington Walmart Shooting

An armed civilian took down a shooter after at least two people were shot Sunday night at a Washington state Walmart, police said.

>> Watch the news report here

Tumwater police said the civilian, described by officers as a good Samaritan, shot and killed the suspect at the scene. 

>> Visit KIRO7.com for complete coverage of the Walmart shooting

The shooting happened just after 5:30 p.m. PDT at the Walmart Supercenter in Tumwater, about 65 miles south of Seattle.

“I heard two bangs. It sounded like gunshots to me,” witness Robert Berwick said. "I looked down the aisle and saw a person running.” 

That’s when Berwick ran, too. There was chaos in the parking lot, and he said the shooting suspect tried to carjack another man. That’s when the suspect was shot.

>> On KIRO7.com: 2 shot in Washington state Walmart parking lot; suspect killed

“I thanked him for saving my life,” Berwick said of the attempted carjacking victim who shot the suspect. “He didn’t look like he had any regrets. I hope he doesn’t have any.”

Another witness to the shooting, Megan Chadwick, said her husband saw the civilian take down the shooter.

"He said he watched him (the shooter) take his last breath," Chadwick said. "There were three civilians going after him (the shooter) to shoot him and two of them had their guns up – and then the third guy shot him through the window of the car."

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Chadwick said her husband was armed, as well.

She was inside the Walmart during the shooting with her multiple children.

"I looked over and saw hundreds of people running out. ... Just a flood of people and everyone was screaming and frantic. ... When we got about to the door, I heard someone say, 'Gun. Shooter.' And I knew something was serious," Chadwick said.

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Walmart shooting: 2 shot, suspect killed in Washington state, police say

Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 9:24 PM
Updated: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 2:01 AM

At Least 2 Injured, Suspect Killed in Washington Walmart Shooting

Two people were shot and the suspect killed at a Walmart Supercenter in Tumwater, Washington state, police said Sunday.

>> Watch the news report from KIRO7.com here

>> Visit KIRO7.com for the latest on this developing story

Here are the latest updates:

Update 10 p.m. PDT June 17: Police responded to a shooting just after 5 p.m. PDT at a Walmart Supercenter in Tumwater, Washington on Sunday night. Tumwater is about 65 miles south of Seattle. 

The Tumwater Police Department said officers originally responded to a report of a car driving in the wrong direction near Israel Road and Tyee Drive, but as the officers were in route they were dispatched to reports of a carjacking nearby with shots fired. 

Officers arrived at the corner of Israel Road and Tyee Drive and found a 16-year-old female victim who suffered non-life threatening injuries. 

>> On KIRO7.com: PHOTOS: Police respond to shooting at Tumwater Walmart

Police then located the 16-year-old's stolen car in the Walmart parking lot at 5900 Littlerock Road S.W. in Tumwater. 

Around 5:30 p.m. Thurston County Dispatch began receiving calls of shots fired "in or around the Tumwater Walmart and parking lot," according to police. 

The suspect from the earlier carjacking of the 16-year-old entered the Walmart store and fired shots at a display case, police said. No customers or employees inside the store were injured.

Police say the suspect then exited the store and attempted to carjack another car in the parking lot, shooting an adult male occupant of the car in the process. The adult male victim was treated for gunshot wounds and was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. His condition is not known at this time. 

Police say the suspect then attempted another carjacking in the Walmart parking lot, and was approached by two armed civilians. One of the armed civilians shot the suspect, and the suspect died at the scene. 

>> On KIRO7.com: Police: Armed civilian took down shooter at Washington state Walmart

KIRO 7 has crews at the scene and we will continue to update this story as more information becomes available. For a live report at 11, watch KIRO 7 News on-air or here. 

Update 7:39 p.m. PDT June 17: KIRO 7's Deedee Sun explains that the Fire Department's request to call the shooting a "mass casualty incident" was out of precaution.

Update 7:31 p.m. PDT June 17: Tumwater Police Department public information officer Jen Kolb confirms that a man who was an attempted carjacking victim shot and killed the suspect at the Walmart in Tumwater. Click here to read more.

Update 7:01 p.m. PDT June 17: A witness to the shooting, Megan Chadwick, told KIRO 7's Deedee Sun her husband said he saw an armed civilian take down the shooter. "He said he watched him (the shooter) take his last breath," Chadwick said. "There were three civilians going after him to shoot him and two of them had their guns up and then the third guy shot him through the window of the car." Chadwick said her husband was armed, as well.

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Update 6:49 p.m. PDT June 17: A witness to the shooting, who was inside the Walmart at the time with her kids, told KIRO's Deedee Sun that she took her kids and hid in the parking lot behind a vehicle after fleeing the store.

Update 6:43 p.m. PDT June 17: "I looked over and saw hundreds of people running out. ... Just a flood of people and everyone was screaming and frantic. ... When we got about to the door, I heard someone say, 'Gun. Shooter.' And I knew something was serious," a woman who was inside the Walmart at the time of the shooting tells KIRO 7's Deedee Sun. Click here to hear more from the witness.

Update 6:30 p.m. PDT June 17: KIRO 7's Deedee Sun is at the Tumwater Walmart and interviewed a witness of the shooting on-air. Watch on KIRO 7 News or at this link. The scene extends to both outside of the Walmart and inside. Crime tape was seen near a car with its door flung open. 

Update 6:16 p.m. PDT June 17: KIRO 7's Deedee Sun has arrived at the shooting scene at the Tumwater Walmart.

Update 6:10 p.m. PDT June 17: KIRO 7's Deedee Sun is on the way to the scene and Chopper 7 has been called. Deedee and Chopper 7 will be live on KIRO 7 when they get to the Walmart Supercenter in Tumwater. For updates and to watch a livestream, go to the KIRO 7 News App. We’ll also send push alerts as we get major updates. 

Update 6:05 p.m. PDT June 17: KIRO 7's Deedee Sun spoke to someone who was inside the store. Deedee Sun is working to gather more information for a live report on KIRO 7 News on-air or here.

Update 5:57 p.m. PDT June 17: KIRO 7's Deedee Sun is headed to the scene and is working to gather more information.

Update 5:55 p.m. PDT June 17: People identified as witnesses told KIRO 7 they heard multiple gunshots and the scene involved at least one carjacking and a hit and run. Police were not immediately available to confirm the account, but were expected to give details Sunday evening. 

Update 5:50 p.m. PDT June 17: Thurston County Dispatch confirms to KIRO 7 that police are responding to reports of shots fired inside and outside of the Walmart in Tumwater. Police say seven agencies are responding, and cannot confirm if anyone was hit.

 

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Coroner ID’s man in fatal motorcycle crash in Warren Co.

Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 3:58 PM
Updated: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 7:09 AM

Motorcycle ax

UPDATE @ 7:05 a.m. 6/18/18:

The Warren County Coroner’s Office has identified the man involved in a fatal motorcycle accident in Franklin Sunday.

Stephen C. Booth, 40, of Miamisburg died after being thrown from his motorcycle on Riley Street near Van Horne Street, according to Chief Investigator, A. Doyle Burke of Warren County Coroner’s Office.

UPDATE @ 5:05 p.m:

The motorcycle crash that occurred earlier today was fatal, Warren County Coroner’s Office confirmed.

A 40-year-old was believed to be traveling northbound on Riley Street near Van Horne Street. He was possibly racing a vehicle before losing control, hitting a curb, and being thrown from his motorcycle--Sgt. Wolf of Franklin confirmed. He was also believed to be wearing a helmet.

The vehicle he was racing is unknown, and no one else was injured.

FIRST REPORT: 

Emergency crews are on scene of a reported accident involving a motorcycle and a truck in Franklin.

According to dispatchers, crews are at the scene of North Main Street at North River Street.

The crash reportedly occurred around 3:20 p.m.

We are on the way to the scene to learn more and will update this page as information becomes available.

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'All hell broke loose' during New Jersey arts festival shooting, witnesses say

Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 12:31 PM
Updated: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 3:22 PM

New Jersey Arts Festival Shooting

Witnesses said “all hell broke loose” early Sunday morning during a shooting at a New Jersey arts festival that resulted in the death of one of the suspects and injuries to 22 people.

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“I saw two punches and then heard several gunshots,” Trenton resident Franco Roberts told The Trentonian

Roberts said he arrived with his girlfriend at the annual Art All Night festival around 2:30 a.m. He told The Trentonian that he had a bad feeling because there was no music playing. The festival had three stages set up for the 12th annual event and 60 bands were scheduled to play during the 24-hour event.

>> New Jersey arts festival shooting: Suspect dead, 22 hurt, police say

“There’s usually a lot of noise and a lot of music but there was none of that,” Roberts said. “Someone told us they were shutting down the whole building. Then we turned around and saw people squaring up to fight.”
Gunshots rang out moments later, Roberts told the newspaper.

Trenton resident Angelo Nicolo told WPVI said he saw one person who was shot in the leg.

“All of a sudden, my brother goes to me, 'You hear that gunfire?' I go, 'It sounds like fireworks.' He said, 'No, that's gunfire.'” Nicolo told the television station. “Next thing you know, we turn around and everybody's running down the street. All hell broke loose.”

>> What is the Art All Night festival in Trenton?

Nicolo said he saw police officers tend to one of the wounded men.

"I saw two police officers escort a guy that got shot in the leg; they bandaged him up and whisked him away before the ambulance came here. It was pretty gnarly," Nicolo told WPVI.

Irving Higginbotham told WPVI that he was shot four times. 

"Everybody was having a nice time. The next thing you know, there were gunshots, got shot in the leg, fell on the ground, and that was it," Higginbotham told the television station.

“It was like. “Pow, pow, pow,’ and then I was laying on the ground,” Higginbothan told NJ.com.

Maurice Lennon told NJ.com that he was taking a look at the artwork when he heard gunfire.

“We heard the first shots ring out inside the art gallery,” Lennon said in a telephone interview with NJ.com. “The first shot, then the second shot before it resonated that ‘Wow, that’s gunfire.’ You saw the doors bust open, everyone started running out and panicking. 

“I ended up getting tripped and (I) fell and I ended up crawling.”

Edward Forchion told NJ.com he heard 26 shots that began inside a building and then continued outside. He told the Philadelphia Inquirer that “Everybody froze like deers in headlights. Then everyone started moving.”

"I'm still in shock, all that happened all around me," Forchion, 54, who took videos as the shootings occurred, told NJ.com. "There were people that fell and people stepped over them, people that ran into cars, people were scrambling.”

Some witnesses said the vibe was different at this year’s festival. Janel Frink told the Inquirer that she arrived at the event at 12:30 a.m. Sunday but decided to leave when she saw “12 to 16 teenagers running around,” along with several police and ambulances.

“I could tell something was brewing,” said Frink, 40, of Hamilton Township.

“The vibe was different last night,” Jim Doria told the Inquirer. “It was crowded. I saw a mini-altercation break out at one point.”

Doria, his wife and daughter brought three bunches of flowers to the shooting site early Sunday afternoon, the Inquirer reported.

Officials said off- and on-duty police in the area fired their service weapons as the suspects, who fled the building, were firing their weapons, NJ.com reported. Officials said the believed the deceased suspect was shot by a policeman.

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