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Va. police: Over a dozen injured when car crashes into pub

Va. police: Over a dozen injured when car crashes into pub

ARLINGTON, Va. — More than a dozen people were injured — four of them critically — after a vehicle crashed into a northern Virginia pub and restaurant, according to authorities. The crash at the Ireland’s Four Courts establishment, which happened early Friday evening, also caused a fire, which was soon extinguished, media outlets reported.Authorities said eight people were taken to the hospital, while six others were treated at the scene and released, according to the Arlington County Police and the county fire department. Mary Reilly, who works at the pub, said she was in the back of the building when “we all heard a bang, an explosion, so I just turned around and I saw all the debris coming towards the back of the pub.” About 30 patrons and staff members were in the pub at the time, and as “pure panic broke out,” Reilly said, people rushed out the back. Arlington police spokeswoman Ashley Savage didn’t immediately provide details about the cause of the crash, which happened on busy Wilson Boulevard, a few miles from the District of Columbia line. The driver was among those taken to the hospital, Savage said. While the building remained structurally sound, Savage said, it wasn’t clear when the pub would reopen.

Missing Kiely Rodni: A week after disappearance from party, still no sign of 16-year-old or her vehicle

Missing Kiely Rodni: A week after disappearance from party, still no sign of 16-year-old or her vehicle

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It’s been one week since 16-year-old Kiely Rodni vanished from a party in Tahoe National Forest in the early morning hours of Aug. 6, and investigators are still searching for both Rodni and her vehicle.Law enforcement agencies have received more than 1,000 tips related to Rodni’s disappearance as of Saturday morning and are following up on leads, though there is still no sign of Rodni or her vehicle, a silver Honda CRV, since she apparently left a party at the Prosser Family Campground in Truckee, California, around 12:30 a.m. on Aug. 6.”Searchers from across the state continue their search on the ground, in the air, and in the water — we only have information on Kiely’s last known location before she went missing,” the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said in a Saturday Facebook post. “Detectives from local, state, and federal agencies continue to follow up on leads and conduct interviews.”Members of the public assisted with searches near the campground on Saturday morning. Between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. PT on Saturday, the Placer County community is hosting an event called “Kountry for Kiely,” which will include music and a fundraiser for Rodni’s family, at the Truckee Regional Park.SEARCH FOR MISSING KIELY RODNIRAMPING UP OVER THE WEEKEND: OFFICIALS
Kiely Rodni was last seen a week ago on Aug. 6 at Prosser Family Campground around 12:20 a.m.
(findkiely.com)”In gratitude, we honor and love the support from our amazing teens and community at large that have been on the front lines of this crisis since day one,” a flyer for the event reads. “Team Kiely is strong. Wear white in solidarity. Let’s bring our girl home.”MISSING KIELY RODNI: A TIMELINE OF THE 16-YEAR-OLD’S DISAPPEARANCE FROM CAMPGROUND PARTY Authorities said Friday that some parents may be telling their kids who attended the campground party on Aug. 6 not to speak with authorities but emphasized that the sole purpose of sharing information with investigators is to find Rodni rather than reprimand children for their activities on the night of the party.Rodni was last seen at the 300-person, end-of-summer high school party at Prosser that stretched from Friday night into the early hours of Saturday. Police said she last spoke with friends and family shortly after midnight on Aug. 6 and that her phone was turned off around 12:33 a.m.The 16-year-old was wearing a black bodysuit and Dickies pants in surveillance footage captured hours before she disappeared. SEARCH FOR MISSING KIELY RODNI: POLICE ACTIVATE CODERED SYSTEM AFTER TEEN DISAPPEARED FROM CAMPGROUND PARTYCalifornia, Nevada and federal law enforcement officers have conducted search efforts since then. Dive teams entered the Prosser Creek Reservoir on Wednesday looking near the shoreline for signs of Rodni or her vehicle.Rodni is described as 5-foot-7 and about 118 pounds. She has blonde hair and hazel eyes. She has a tattoo on her ribs of the number “17.” She has a nose ring and several other piercings. She drives a silver 2013 Honda CRV with California license plate 8YUR127. It has a small ram’s head sticker on the back window, under the rear wiper blade.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPAnyone with information is asked to call the Placer County Sheriff’s Office’s dedicated tip line at 530-581-6320. Callers can remain anonymous. Those with photos and videos that might assist with the investigation into Rodni’s disappearance can submit them to officials here.The family is offering a $50,000 reward for Kiely’s return.Fox News’ Michael Ruiz contributed to this report. 

2 killed when small plane crashes on roadway in Illinois

2 killed when small plane crashes on roadway in Illinois

HANNA CITY, Ill. — Two people were killed Saturday when a single-engine plane crashed on a roadway in the small central Illinois community of Hanna City, officials said. According to officials in Peoria County, the plane crashed at about 12:30 p.m. on Route 116. Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood said two people who have not been identified were killed and autopsies will be conducted Monday, the (Peoria) Journal Star reported. There were no immediate reports of any other injuries. The roadway was closed Saturday afternoon as crews worked to clear debris. The National Transportation Safety Board said that it was investigating the crash of the Mooney M20K plane. Hanna City is about 180 miles (290 kilometers) southwest of Chicago.

Developer finds human remains near Nashville Civil War fort

Developer finds human remains near Nashville Civil War fort

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A developer has unearthed human remains that could be two centuries old while digging to lay the foundation of a new Nashville project not far from a Civil War fort and a cemetery dating back to 1822.For Nashville, the discovery marks the latest intersection of economic boom times and the city’s rich and sometimes troubled history — where new amenities sprout up on or near lands where people long ago settled, battled or toiled, then died and were buried, often with little record of their final resting places.In a court petition earlier this month, AJ Capital Management noted that the discovery occurred in the neighborhood near Fort Negley while the company was working on its Nashville Warehouse Co. mixed development, which will include apartments and business space. The fort, built by runaway slaves and freed Black people for the Union, has become a flashpoint in recent years in Nashville’s long journey from a hub of the old Confederacy to a vibrant, modern city trying to cope with rapid growth. It sits about a half-mile away from the multi-building project, which is partially completed and flanked by a giant guitar sign and a construction crane in a quickly developing neighborhood with businesses, bars and restaurants.The company is asking a Nashville chancery judge for permission to move the remains, which include skeletal pieces and thin wood fragments thought to be from coffins, to the adjacent, 200-year-old Nashville City Cemetery.An archaeologist hired by the company wrote that her team discovered remains in May and again in June, describing them as not of Native American origin and “estimated to date to the early nineteenth century,” potentially putting them before the Civil War.The archaeologist wrote that they are likely “isolated burials and not a more extensive cemetery distribution,” saying the remains were only found in two out of 53 4-by-6-foot excavations done to work on the foundation. Both were found at about 15 feet below ground, give or take a few feet. State archaeology officials, local police and the county medical examiner’s office were notified.A portion of each burial and the remains was unexposed and preserved in place, the archaeologist wrote.A spokesperson for AJ Capital did not respond to a request for additional comment.Who these potentially centuries-old people might have been is an open question, according to Learotha Williams, a Tennessee State University professor who specializes in African-American, Civil War and Reconstruction studies.He wouldn’t rule out that the remains could be Native American, from early settlers, from Civil War soldiers or from Black workers on the fort — though that seems less likely, since there was evidence of coffins, he said, and that was a level of respect not typically afforded to Black people at that time.Williams said he would feel “a whole lot more comfortable having maybe an academic unit come in” to study the area where the remains were found. He described Nashville’s “spotty record” of sorting out friction between growth and historic preservation. Williams did say things are “changing a bit” but there’s still “a ways to go” when it comes to Nashville’s sensitivity toward histories of marginalized people.Most prominently, an effort several years ago to build up the area right by Fort Negley drew enough scrutiny that it was shelved because it was later found that the lands below likely were burial grounds.Adjacent to the fort, developers had planned to build a housing and entertainment complex where Nashville’s former minor league baseball stadium had sat, near the foot of the fort.After opposition grew, the city ordered an archaeological study that in January 2018 determined that human remains are likely still buried there, possibly of enslaved people who built the fort.The plans were halted, and instead the city envisioned a park commemorating the fort and the people forced to build it. The city has demolished the baseball stadium and has been holding public meetings about the overhaul. A final draft of a master plan is expected to be released this summer.After Confederate forces surrendered to Union soldiers in Nashville in 1862, the Union took more than 2,700 runaway slaves and freed Black people from their homes and churches and forced them to work on the fort, where they lived in “contraband camps.” Although they were promised money for their labor, few were paid. About 600 to 800 of them died.The fort deteriorated over the years. The Works Progress Administration rebuilt it in 1936 and it reopened in 1938, but the fort fell into disrepair again. The Ku Klux Klan rallied there in the Jim Crow years, and segregated softball fields were later built nearby, according to the late author Robert Hicks.The new development where the remains were found this year is further away from the fort, across a set of railroad tracks from where the baseball stadium sat.

Plane bumps another while backing up at Boston airport

Plane bumps another while backing up at Boston airport

BOSTON — An airplane bumped into another plane while backing up at Logan International Airport in Boston, prompting an investigation.No one was injured when the two Delta Airlines planes collided at low-speed on Friday night, according to the Federal Aviation Administration, which said it is investigating, the Boston Globe reported.One of the planes, which was headed for Los Angeles, clipped the other as it pushed back from its gate at the airport. The other plane was empty and parked at an adjacent gate at the time.The FAA said the left winglet of the moving plane clipped the horizontal stabilizer of the other. A spokesperson for the Massachusetts Port Authority described the collision as minor, but added it had the ability to cause damage that could keep planes out of service.A spokesperson for Delta said customers and crew deplaned and were scheduled to be accommodated by different aircraft.

Georgia love triangle leads to killing of 30-year-old woman, police say

Georgia love triangle leads to killing of 30-year-old woman, police say

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A love triangle between three people in Georgia allegedly led to the murder of a 30-year-old woman, according to police.The Gwinnett County Police Department said that the incident happened on Thursday when Antonetta Stevens, 27, and Janine Gonzalez, 17, allegedly lured Ashley Bocanegra, 30, to their apartment complex in Buford, Georgia, then attacked her.Police said that Gonzalez’s brother was involved in a romantic relationship with both Stevens and Bocanegra, and they believe the relationship was the motive in the attack.Bocanegra arrived at a local hospital with “severe injuries” from the attack, and died hours later.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP
Janine Gonzalez and Antonetta Stevens.
(Gwinett County Police Department)The Gwinnett County Police Department Homicide Unit said it found Gonzalez and Stevens at the apartment complex and believe that both were involved in the attack that led to Bocanegra’s death.Gonzalez and Stevens were both arrested and charged with robbery, aggravated battery, and felony murder.

Oklahoma death row inmate Richard Glossip petitions for clemency as execution date nears

Oklahoma death row inmate Richard Glossip petitions for clemency as execution date nears

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Attorneys for Richard Glossip, an Oklahoma man on death row accused of murdering his boss in 1997, on Friday filed a clemency petition with the Oklahoma Board of Pardon and Parole.Lawmakers and Glossip’s attorney are pushing for clemency after the 59-year-old, who has spent 25 years in prison for his murder-for-hire conviction and maintains his innocence to this day, had his execution delayed three times. His next death date is scheduled for September 22. “The clock is ticking down for Richard Glossip”, Glossip’s attorney, Don Knight, said in a Friday statement. “Over 40% of the legislature and many wonderful Oklahomans are concerned that the State will be executing an innocent man.  It is not too late to save him, and we hope this appeal to the pardons board members for clemency will be heard, forwarded to the Governor, and acted on.”DEATH ROW INMATE RICHARD GLOSSIP’S FOURTH EXECUTION DATE SET AS LAWMAKERS SEEK NEW HEARING TO PROVE INNOCENCEThe petition states that Glossip “had no prior criminal record and has been a model prisoner for over 25 years while he has maintained his innocence,” and that the death row inmate is currently facing his fourth execution date while Justin Sneed, whom Glossip’s attorneys allege is the “real killer…is serving a life sentence for the same crime.”
Oklahoma Death Row inmate Richard Glossip has spent 25 years in prison for a crime he says he did not commit.
(Fox News Digital)Glossip was sentenced to death in the 1997 murder of Barry Van Treese. Prosecutors allege that Glossip killed Van Treese, the owner of a motel where Glossip worked as a manager, by convincing a then-19-year-old maintenance worker, Justin Sneed, to execute his killing.Sneed is serving a life sentence after pleading guilty to beating Van Treese to death with a baseball bat in 1997 in a room at the Oklahoma City motel. Sneed testified that he killed Van Treese, but only after Glossip, the motel manager, promised to pay him $10,000 to commit the crime.OKLAHOMA DEATH ROW INMATE’S CASE TO BE REVIEWED BY OUTSIDE LAW FIRM AFTER LAWMAKERS RAISE DOUBTS ABOUT HIS GUILT”His conviction is the product of an inexcusably negligent police investigation, coercive and unreliable interrogation techniques, intentional destruction by the State of key physical evidence prior to the trial, prosecutors’ presentation of unvetted, unreliable evidence, and incompetent state-provided defense attorneys, among other breakdowns of the justice system,” the petition filed Friday states.A total of 62 Oklahoma state legislators, including 46 Republicans who are largely in favor of the death penalty, requesting an evidentiary hearing for Glossip based on a 340-page report from the Reed Smith law firm alleging the murder-for-hire conviction and death sentence are unsubstantiated. 
Oklahoma Death Row inmate Richard Glossip is facing his fourth execution date on Sept. 22.
(Oklahoma Department of Corrections via AP File)Knight, Republican Oklahoma state Rep. Kevin McDugle, other Oklahoma state legislators and advocates for Glossip claim that he was wrongly accused after an investigator allegedly convinced Sneed to incriminate Glossip in his testimony. Knight also alleges that prosecutors in the case destroyed or lost evidence that could have apparently changed Glossip’s fate. “I can’t find one shred of evidence to stand up in court today,” McDugle previously told Fox News Digital. “If the jury had seen how the investigators led Justin to … [point] the finger at Richard, he would not be on death row today. I mean, it is an unbelievable case.”CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP The Reed Smith law firm’s report into Glossip’s case concludes that the twice-convicted man’s “2004 trial cannot be relied on to support a murder-for-hire conviction. Nor can it provide a basis for the government to take the life of Richard E. Glossip.” The law firm also said last week that it has since discovered more information that further support its findings in the Glossip case, including a letter from Sneed.”Our team will continue to investigate Richard Glossip’s case and conviction, because new information has continued to become available since we published our original report,” Reed Smith partner Stan Perry said in a Tuesday statement. “We anticipate this work will continue until a final disposition of Glossip’s case.”The Associated Press contributed to this report.