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Georgia County Officials Mistakenly Declared Winner
Of Council Race Before All Votes Counted

(Fox News) — Uncounted votes on a memory card has changed an election in Cobb County, Georgia, officials say.

Madelyn Orochena announced her win on social media for the Kennesaw City Council Special Post 1 seat after she said the results were in.
 
"Feeling excited and so grateful! It's a win! See you Monday," Orochena wrote in the social media post.

However, Orochena's victory was short-lived, after a memory card was discovered Wednesday. The results changed with the projected winner to be Lynette Burnette.

"Unfortunately, once found we did upload it, and it changed the outcome of the Kennesaw City Council race," Cobb County Elections Director Janine Eveler said.

The memory card contained 789 uncounted ballots from the county. Burnette defeated Orochena by just 31 votes.

Following the announcement, Orochena released a statement on social media sharing her disappointment and frustration.
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Man Wins Elite Women's Race At
International Cyclocross Tournament

(National Review) — A man won the elite women's race at an international cyclocross tournament in Massachusetts on Saturday.

Austin Killips, a transgender-identifying man, displaced 43 women in the UCI Elite Women Race competition on the first day of the Northampton International Cyclocross. He completed the race in 50 minutes and 25 seconds, according to the results. Killips was awarded the victor's trophy and was photographed on the top ceremonial pedestal next to second-place cyclist Ava Holmgren, who finished the race one second behind Killips, and third-place cyclist Lizzy Gunsalus, who had a time of 50:31. The second- and third-place finishers are women.

The next day, Killips placed third on the second day of the UCI Elite Women Race. The week before, he placed third at the Women Pro Race at the Really Rad Festival of Cyclocross Day 2, another event held in Massachusetts.

In addition to cycling professionally, Killips has an online blog called Estro Junkie, which he calls "a newsletter about the intersection of sports and queer theory."
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Sharpton's National Action Network Salary Nearly Doubles, Spending Big On Private Jet Flights

(Fox News) — Rev. Al Sharpton saw a financial windfall over the last year, according to tax filings from the National Action Network.

Sharpton, president and CEO of the organization, received $348,174 in pay through 2021, according to tax filings obtained by the New York Post.

He also received bonuses that totaled an additional $278,503, as well as $22,117 in benefits.

That was a significant bump in compensation for Sharpton, who was paid a total of $347,183.

NAN also paid out nearly $1 million on private jets and limos for Sharpton in 2021, according to tax filings.

"Some of it was me. Some of it was the chairman. Some of it was victims’ families," Sharpton told the New York Post.

Sharpton told the Post that every flight taken for the non-profit was reimbursed by a donor. 
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 Police Impersonators: Home Invader Shoots His Partner, Then Is Shot Dead By Homeowner

(TTAG) -- Bad guys sometimes act like police to gain a momentary advantage against their potential victims. Harris County, Texas Sheriff Ed Gonzalez let members of the community know about a pair of pretend cops who met a most satisfactory ending after forcing entry on a home in Katy, Texas west of Houston.

The intruders, dressed in what looked like “body armor” stormed the residence while firing shots. It seems their marksmanship could have used some improvement, though, along with their muzzle discipline. Darwin interceded when one thug plugged the other, causing him to drop his gun and run towards the home’s exit.

Hold on, though…it gets better. Captain Overwatch, who moments before shot his own partner, then ran into his own difficulties.

The occupants of the home, a woman and her two adult male children, saw their opportunity. One son grabbed the gun the wounded invader dropped and fired shots at the the other one.
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Yellowstone Park Officials Identify Man
Whose Foot Was Found Floating In Hot Spring

(Fox News) — Yellowstone National Park officials said Thursday that a foot found floating in a hot spring in August belonged to Il Hun Ro, a 70-year-old man from Los Angeles, California.

Law enforcement officers identified him using DNA analysis in the past three weeks and notified his family.

The foot was found floating on Aug. 18, 2022, in a hot spring at the West Thumb Geyser Basin, which is about 53 feet deep and reaches 140 degrees.

"The investigation determined, to the best of our knowledge, that an unwitnessed incident involving one individual happened on the morning of July 31, 2022, at Abyss Pool, and no foul play occurred," park officials said in a statement on Thursday.

"Based on a lack of evidence, the circumstances surrounding the death of Ro remain unknown."
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4th Grader Uses Heimlich
To Save Fellow Student From Choking

(AP) — A 9-year-old elementary school student in Wisconsin may have saved the life of a classmate by performing the Heimlich maneuver on her as she choked on food, authorities said.

Essie Collier, a fourth grader at Racine's Fratt Elementary School, noticed one of her classmates was in distress during lunch Tuesday. Students were eating in a classroom because the lunchroom had been cleared out so residents could vote.

"I just saw that she was holding her neck, and I rushed up there as fast as I can," Essie said.

Teacher Samantha Bradshaw said Essie wrapped her arms around the student and began performing the Heimlich. Her classmate's airway was cleared, and within seconds the girl was breathing fine.

“I have never seen a student react in that way before,” Bradshaw said.
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The Untold Hogan’s Heroes

(Laughing Wolf) — Well, not completely untold, but I’m amazed at how many people have never heard this story. Over on Twitter, Don Surber made a post about Hogan’s Heroes and how all the Nazi’s were played by Jewish actors. In fact, the major actors all had very personal stories and reasons to want to portray the Nazis in a bad light.

For example, Werner Klemperer was the son of a famous conductor who had to flee Germany because of his Jewish heritage. After serving in the U.S. Army during WWII, he moved into acting and if not for Hogan’s Heroes would probably be remembered for his role as an unrepentant Nazi judge in Judgement at Nuremberg. He took the role of Klink on the promise that he could make him as bumbling and foolish as possible, and that none of Klink’s schemes would succeed.

John Banner, who played Sgt. Shultz, was the only survivor of his family. He was on tour in Switzerland when the Anschluss took place, and being unable to return to his native Vienna immigrated to the U.S.
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Florida Sheriff Advocates For More
Armed People At Schools In Case Of Shooting

(Fox News) — A Florida sheriff is pushing for armed people in schools in an effort to prevent active shooter situations that have plagued the country in recent years and as lawmakers continue to debate how to address the issue.

"One is better than none," Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said at a Thursday presentation at Polk State College Center for Public Safety, Fox Tampa reported. "Two is better than one. Three is better than two. Four is better than three."

Judd spoke about the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shootings, in which Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people and injured 17 more at the Parkland, Florida, campus. Cruz has since been handed down a life sentence

On Thursday, Judd listed a number of errors that led to the shooting, from an Uber driver who drove Cruz with a rifle and didn't say anything, to a responding law enforcement officer who appeared to fumble while putting on a bullet-proof vest, which he should have already been wearing at the scene.
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Iran Drones Said to Contain Many Western-Made Parts, Possibly Israeli Lenses Too

(Times of Israel) — A majority of the components in Iranian drones captured in Ukraine and analyzed by experts were produced by the United States, Japan and other Western nations – including infrared lenses that appear to be identical to those produced by an Israeli company – according to a report Wednesday.

The finding – which the Wall Street Journal report said has caused concern among Western analysts and prompted a U.S. government probe – comes as the West is increasingly viewing Tehran’s fleet of unmanned aircraft as a threat, with some of them used by Russia to attack targets in Ukraine as part of its invasion.

It also comes despite one of the world’s most comprehensive sanctions campaigns, led by the U.S., against arms sales to the Islamic Republic.

The report, which cited industry officials and detailed intelligence documents compiled by Ukrainian investigators, said local experts believe 75 percent of components of Iranian drones felled in Ukraine were originally produced in the U.S.
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Driver In Wrong-Way Whittier Crash Charged With Attempted Murder After Slamming Into Sheriff's Recruits

(Fox News) — The California driver involved in Wednesday’s wrong-way crash that left 25 sheriff's office recruits injured has been charged with attempted murder on a peace officer as authorities weigh additional charges, officials confirmed Thursday.

Nicholas Joseph Gutierrez, 22, was arrested around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, hours after he careened a dark-colored SUV into a pack of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department recruits, the LASD announced in an email Thursday. He has since been charged with attempted murder on a peace officer, with "additional charges pending," the LASD said.

The sheriff’s department did not specify the number of criminal counts for which he was charged. No bail has yet been granted.  Gutierrez is being held in an LASD facility in Norwalk and is due to appear before a judge around 8:30 a.m. Friday.

On Wednesday, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said 75 recruits from Sheriff's Academy Class 464 were running near the intersection of Mills Avenue and Telegraph Road in Whittier, California, just before 6:30 a.m. when they were struck.
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