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Study: Bones found in 1940 belong to Amelia Earhart

Published: Thursday, March 08, 2018 @ 3:10 AM

What You Need To Know: Amelia Earhart

new scientific study by a University of Tennessee professor claims that bones found in 1940 on the island of Nikumaroro belong to aviator Amelia Earhart, who disappeared as she piloted her plane across the Pacific Ocean in 1937.

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According to the study conducted by Richard L. Jantz, a British expedition exploring the island for settlement discovered a human skull, The Washington Post reported.

The expedition’s officer ordered a more thorough search of the area, which resulted in the discovery of more bones and part of what appeared to be a woman’s shoe, the Post reported. 

“There was suspicion at the time that the bones could be the remains of Amelia Earhart,” Jantz wrote in the study.

When the 13 bones were shipped to Fiji and studied by D.W. Hoodless of the Central Medical School in 1941, Jantz argues forensic osteology was still in its early stages. That meant that his assessment of the sex of the remains could have been affected, the Post reported.

Jantz compared the lengths of the bones to Earhart’s measurements, based on photographs and information found on her pilot’s and driver’s licenses, the Post reported. His findings revealed that Earhart’s bones were more similar to the bones found on Nikumaroro than “99 (percent)” of individuals in a large reference sample.

“In the case of the Nikumaroro bones, the only documented person to whom they may belong is Amelia Earhart,” Jantz wrote in the study.

 

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

Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 7:50 AM
Updated: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 2:59 PM

New Jersey Arts Festival Shooting

One suspect is dead and 22 people were hurt early Sunday after gunfire rang out at an arts festival in Trenton, New Jersey, authorities said.

 

According to The Associated Press, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri said two suspects began firing their weapons at the Art All Night festival about 3 a.m. EDT Sunday. Authorities said four of the victims were injured critically, and 16 of the victims suffered gunshot wounds, the AP reported.

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Onofri said one suspect, identified only as a 33-year-old man, has died. Police have apprehended the second suspect, WNBC reported.

UPDATE: June 17, 2018, 2:59 p.m.: New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy spoke at the Galilee Baptist Church in Trenton. “Art All Night is a time when we call come together. We cannot let gun violence tear us apart,” he said. “These are not inappropriate times to talk about gun policy. These are the most important times to talk about gun policy.”

UPDATE: June 17, 2018, 2:40 p.m.: The Trentonian reported that “law enforcement sources” believed a fight that sparked the shooting was the result of an ongoing conflict between two rival groups. A social media post 15 hours before the shooting suggested that there would be gunfire at the event. A Facebook post by Danielle Grady pleaded for people to “Please, please, do not got to Art All Night! They will be shooting it up!” 

The post has since been taken down, but the Trentonian ran a screen shot of the Facebook post.

UPDATE: June 17, 2018, 11:00 a.m.  EDT:Officials said 22 people were injured during the incident, 17 by gunfire. Of the four people injured critically, one was a 13-year-old boy who was in “extreme critical condition,” police said.

UPDATE: June 17, 2018, 9:25 a.m. EDT: What Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri said the festival does not appear to have been the target of the shooting, NJ.com reported.

"All indications are that this was a dispute between individuals that occurred at Art All Night," Onofri said.

UPDATE: June 17, 2018, 9:08 a.m. EDT: At a news conference Sunday morning, Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson called the shooting “truly a tragedy” for the city. 

“All shootings, whether large or small, are a crisis. It’s a fact that our cities, as well as our suburbs, throughout America are experiencing an increase in public shootings and public unrest,” Jackson said. “This isn’t some random act of violence; this is a public health issue. We are working cooperatively and collaboratively to end this violence in the city of Trenton.”

UPDATE: June 17, 2018, 8:53 a.m. EDT: Art festival officials announced on Facebook “with great regret” that the remainder of the festival had been canceled.

“We’re still processing much of this and we don’t have many answers at this time,” officials wrote in the Facebook post.

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2 people shot at Washington Walmart

Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 9:24 PM

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Police are responding to reports of a shooting inside the Walmart Supercenter in Tumwater, Washington. 

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The fire department told KIRO7.com they are calling it a "mass casualty incident" and confirmed at least two people were shot.

The Walmart is about 62 miles from Seattle.This is a developing story. Check back with KIRO7.com for updates.

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Two injured after motorcycle goes airborne after crash with truck on U.S. 35

Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 7:11 PM
Updated: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 1:00 AM

Crash involving motorcycle reported in Dayton

Two people were taken to Miami Valley Hospital after a crash on U.S. 35 eastbound Sunday evening.

A motorcycle and pick-up truck were traveling east when the pick-up truck struck the motorcycle, making the motorcycle and its driver go airborne a far distance near the Steve Whalen Blvd. exit.

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The pick-up truck continued driving and crashed near the South Smithville exit. The truck went underneath the Smithville exit, hit a guard rail, and crashed into the wooded area, according to officials.

The male driving the motorcycle was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, and it is unknown if he was wearing a helmet at the time. The injuries of the female driving the pick-up truck are unknown.

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The crash closed eastbound U.S. 35.

Crews on scene were taking measurements of the crash, and the cause is still under investigation.

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How to prevent heat-related and life-threatening illnesses during extreme heat

Published: Friday, June 15, 2018 @ 9:28 PM



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Kettering Health Network ER doctors urge caution during extreme heat. 

Everyone is at risk when temperatures rise above 90 degrees, but the elderly and the very young are most susceptible to heat and heat-related illnesses.

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Heat-related illnesses can cause serious injury and even death if unattended. Signs of these illnesses include nausea, dizziness, flushed or pale skin, and heavy sweating and headaches. If a person is affected by heat-related illness, they should be moved to a cool place, given cool water to drink, and ice packs or cool wet cloths should be applied to the skin.

If a person refuses water, vomits, or loses consciousness, call 9-1-1 or your local emergency number immediately. 

Doctors also urge caution when playing and working outside in extreme heat to avoid injuries and life-threatening illnesses. They urge people to dress for the heat, drink water, eat small meals and eat more often, slow down, stay indoors when possible, and be a good neighbor. 

For more information on how to avoid injuries and life-threatening illnesses, visit Kettering Health Network’s website.

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