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Possible hostage situation inside Texas Walmart

Possible hostage situation in Texas WalmartA male suspect with a gun is possibly holding hostages inside a Walmart store Tuesday, police in Amarillo, Texas, said.

Police shut down Interstate 27 and the Georgia Northbound frontage road and urged motorists to avoid the area.

TVNL Comment: This is a developing story.  Check back for udates.


Update: Texas police fatally shot a gunman who held people hostage in an Amarillo Walmart Tuesday, police announced.

Officers responded to reports of gunfire around 11:30 a.m. and arrived at the Walmart on I-27 and Georgia where a gunman had taken at least one hostage in the building, police said.

Oakland police chief resigns amid cop sex scandal with teen prostitute

Oakland police chief resignsOakland’s police chief has resigned amid a wide-ranging sex scandal involving a teenage prostitute who claims to have slept with two-dozen officers from multiple departments — some of whom had sex with her before she turned 18, according to an explosive report.

Celeste Guap, 18, told the East Bay Times that she slept with three Oakland police officers while she was underage and that some of the cops provided her with tips on anti-prostitution raids.


LA gay pride parade: man detained with arsenal of weapons before event

LA gay pride paradePolice in Los Angeles have detained a man who was laden with guns and explosive materials and wished “to harm” Sunday’s LA Pride festival.

Officers arrested James Howell with a carload of weapons hours before the annual LGBT parade in West Hollywood.

Authorities said there appeared to be no connection with the massacre at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando but mobilised scores of law enforcement officers to protect the parade.


FBI interviewed Orlando shooting suspect 3 times

FBi intervied orlando shooter three timesThe FBI conducted three interviews of the man suspected of killing 50 people early Sunday morning in an Orlando nightclub, the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

An official said the FBI first became aware of the suspect, Omar Mateen, 29, in 2013 when he made "inflammatory comments to coworkers alleging possible terrorist ties."


Solar Impulse 2 lands in New York City

solar Impulse 2The clean energy airplane Solar Impulse 2 landed in New York City early Saturday, completing its cross-country journey that began in San Francisco April 24.

The plane, which is powered by 17,000 solar cells on its wide wings, flies at an average speed of 28 mph and runs on stored energy at night, pilots Andre Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard told CBS News.


Boarding schools for young under scrutiny amid abuse cases

Fessden School abuse reportsSexual abuse scandals have erupted in recent years at a number of elite boarding schools, including St. George's in Rhode Island and Phillips Exeter in New Hampshire. But what sets Fessenden and Indian Mountain apart is the age of the students. These "junior boarding schools" accept children before ninth grade, some as young as 10 and 11.

Victims and their advocates say the abuse cases underscore how vulnerable younger children are at boarding schools, where they are often far from home, away from their parents, for the first time in their lives. Several say boarding programs for students so young should be reconsidered.


Orlando Mayor: 50 dead in act of terrorism at Pulse nightclub

Shooting in OrlandoOrlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said that at least 50 people were killed and 53 more were hospitalized in what law enforcement are are considering a mass shooting at a nightclub in an act of domestic terrorism Sunday.

Dozens of people were taken hostage inside the Pulse nightclub between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. on Sunday morning by a gunman carrying an assault rifle, a handgun. He also was possibly outfitted with an explosive device, police said.


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