National News | 101 Gold http://www.101gold.com Greatest Hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:12:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://www.101gold.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/cropped-site-icon-32x32.jpg National News | 101 Gold http://www.101gold.com 32 32 Tearful Young Girl Laments ‘Shame’ of Charlotte Shooting http://www.101gold.com/tearful-young-girl-laments-shame-of-charlotte-shooting/ Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:40:15 +0000 http://www.101gold.com/?guid=32478ac03d03b9f0ff6bccfc26d77666 Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) -- Peaceful protesters crowded Charlotte, North Carolina's first city council meeting since the cop shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, with over 50 people speaking out against police violence.But none...

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Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — Peaceful protesters crowded Charlotte, North Carolina’s first city council meeting since the cop shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, with over 50 people speaking out against police violence.

But none of them stood out Monday quite as much as a young girl.

Zianna Oliphant, her hair done up in braids and tears streaking her face, brought into focus the stress police shootings place on children, as well as the pain the black community of Charlotte has suffered in the wake of Scott’s death last week.

“I’ve been born and raised in Charlotte. And I never felt this way until now and I can’t stand how we’re treated,” the grade-school girl said, wiping away tears.

She expressed the hardship that children face when a parent dies. Scott himself, who was African-American, had seven children.

“It’s a shame that we have to go to their graveyard and bury them. And we have tears. We shouldn’t have tears. We need our fathers and mothers to be by our side,” she said.

Zianna, as well as the protesters in the room who chanted “no justice, no peace” after she spoke, helped to underscore the degree to which communal wounds have been slow to heal in North Carolina’s most populous city since the shooting.

Protests started on the streets of Charlotte after news of Scott’s shooting broke last Tuesday and, occasionally, became violent as they continued deeper into the week.

The scene grew especially tense Wednesday night when police clad in riot gear fired tear gas and rubber bullets at demonstrators. Some people in the crowds threw bottles and rocks at officers and passing cars, blocked an interstate highway, surrounded and jumped on vehicles, looted businesses and stormed the entrance of a Hyatt hotel, injuring two of its employees.

At the city council meeting, Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts called for decorum at several points during public remarks. At several points, protesters yelled criticism of her and Police Chief Kerr Putney.

After the meeting wrapped up, The Charlotte Observer reported, more than 20 protesters moved to the lobby of the Government Center.

“Release. Release. The whole damn tape,” the protesters chanted, according to the newspaper.

Ray Dotch, Scott’s brother-in-law, on Monday called for the release of the entire video of his shooting in an interview with ABC News.

Chief Putney has released body and dashboard camera videos of the fatal police shooting of Scott, answering to demands made by community leaders, protesters and politicians. But it is not entirely clear from those videos or from the one taken by Scott’s wife, Rakeiya Scott, that the victim had a gun on his person, as the police allege. It is also not entirely clear that he brandished it in such a way that would have posed a threat to the officers who approached him.

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FDNY: One Dead, Multiple Injured After Explosion at Home http://www.101gold.com/fdny-one-dead-multiple-injured-after-explosion-at-home/ Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:04:20 +0000 http://www.101gold.com/?guid=d41bdccc562708a76f809939d7b9d1a3 Courtesy Dylan Ryder(NEW YORK) -- A firefighter was killed and multiple people were injured in an explosion and fire at a house in New York City Tuesday that contained evidence of a possible drug lab inside, according to the New York City Fire Departme...

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Courtesy Dylan Ryder(NEW YORK) — A firefighter was killed and multiple people were injured in an explosion and fire at a house in New York City Tuesday that contained evidence of a possible drug lab inside, according to the New York City Fire Department.

FDNY Battalion Chief Michael Fahey and other local fire department members originally responded to the home early Tuesday morning after a caller reported a gas odor, Fire Commissioner Dan Nigro said at a news conference Tuesday. While investigating and evacuating the area, the single-family house exploded and subsequently caught on fire.

A large portion of the house’s roof struck Fahey in the head and injured 12 other people on the street, Nigro said. Fahey and those injured were transported to a local New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where Fahey succumbed to his injuries and died.

“We lost a hero today and our members are all saddened,” Nigro said.

The New York City Police Department had been investigating the home as a possible marijuana grow house for a few weeks, Police Commissioner James O’Neill said at the news conference. O’Neill added that no one has been arrested and that the cause of the explosion and fire are under investigation.

Mayor Bill de Blasio said it was “a very sad day for our city.” He added that Fahey was a 17-year veteran of the FDNY and a beloved father of three.

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Thousands Evacuated, National Guard Deployed as Iowa Braces for Major Flooding http://www.101gold.com/thousands-evacuated-national-guard-deployed-as-iowa-braces-for-major-flooding/ Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:27:45 +0000 http://www.101gold.com/?guid=c2a417aac8bfc2be6483fe5221e94f3b iStock/Thinkstock(CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa) — Residents of Cedar Rapids, Iowa watched warily Tuesday as floodwaters continued to rise to levels not seen since record flooding in 2008 that caused some $10 billion of damages and claimed one life.The Ceda...

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iStock/Thinkstock(CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa) — Residents of Cedar Rapids, Iowa watched warily Tuesday as floodwaters continued to rise to levels not seen since record flooding in 2008 that caused some $10 billion of damages and claimed one life.

The Cedar River approached 22 ft. in the city Tuesday morning, on its way to a crest of 23 ft later in the day, according to National Weather Service predictions. The water was causing major flooding already, with a growing list of streets and highways being shut down

The city laid some 250,000 sandbags in preparation of Tuesday’s crest, constructing 10 miles of temporary levees around low-lying areas of the city.

“Residents are reminded that 16 feet is considered major flooding, and the river is predicted to crest at 23 feet,” city officials warned. “Temporary flood control measures have been constructed over the last 2-3 days in an effort to contain rising water, but are no guarantee of safety.”

“We have seen the system working,” mayor Ron Corbett told KCRG, a local ABC affiliate. “We built this [barrier] to 26 feet… so it isn’t an issue of the water going over the temporary system. It’s really more of pressure over a 48-hour period that we’re worried about a breach or a compromise in the system.”

Even as the mayor praised the city’s preparations, he warned about the lingering danger of the floodwaters.

About 1,400 homes and 400 business could be inundated if the temporary flood wall fails, the Des Moines Register reported. A breach in the barrier could send a dangerous surge of water streaming into the city.

“The crest is the peak but the river is going to fall slower than it has risen,” Corbett said. “So really we have this critical period now. If we can get through this, if the system works, we will have saved Cedar Rapids from the second largest disaster in our community’s history.”

Members of Iowa’s National Guard arrived in the city on Monday to assist in the flood preparations, KCRG reported. Guardsmen helped police patrol evacuated areas, and enforce an 8 p.m. curfew.

Col. Greg Hapgood of the Iowa National Guard told KCRG the hard lessons from 2008’s disaster helped bring about a higher level of preparedness.

“2016 is a totally different year,” he said. “The water is not nearly as high. The city of Cedar Rapids has done an amazing job preparing for it. They are so far ahead of this particular flood than 2008, when they were trying to play catch up.”
 
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Rescued Boater Expected in Boston Tuesday as Mother Is Still Missing http://www.101gold.com/rescued-boater-expected-in-boston-tuesday-as-mother-is-still-missing/ Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:22:05 +0000 http://www.101gold.com/?guid=19e58ef2d98c7b6ad09e6f205a60bb6a iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — A rescued boater who spent eight days adrift at sea after his boat sank is expected to arrive in Boston Tuesday to be reunited with friends and family, even as his mother remained missing.Nathan Carman, 22, and his 54-...

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iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — A rescued boater who spent eight days adrift at sea after his boat sank is expected to arrive in Boston Tuesday to be reunited with friends and family, even as his mother remained missing.

Nathan Carman, 22, and his 54-year-old mother Linda Carman were reported missing on Sept. 18 after departing for a fishing trip from Rhode Island and not returning.

Nathan was found this Sunday by a passing freighter floating in a life raft 100 miles from the coast of Martha’s Vineyard. The freighter picked him up and was expected to arrive at port on Tuesday in Boston.

The Coast Guard called off the search for the pair on Friday after spending six days canvassing an area of ocean bigger than the state of Georgia.

Loved ones prayed for the safe return of Linda even as the Coast Guard warned that the chances of her being found alive at this point are “minimal.”

“We are hopeful. The family is hopeful,” family friend Sharon Hartstein told WTNH, a local ABC television affiliate. “I was thrilled that they found him and then I was devastated that Linda wasn’t with him.”

Concerned friends and neighbors decorated Linda’s house in Middletown, Connecticut with yellow ribbons and signs while awaiting news on her whereabouts.

“It was just a way to share hope,” Hartstein said. “One prayer was answered. We’re waiting on the second one at this point.”

“I want to know where she is and what happened,” Hartstein added. “I can’t wait until he comes in so questions can be answered.”

At a press conference on Monday, the Coast Guard relayed what Nathan had told them about the incident. “When the boat started taking on water, he got his life raft,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole Groll. “He went looking for his mom to get into the life raft and he could not find her.”

Authorities will be interviewing Nathan after he arrives in Boston.

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Debate Creates Carnival Atmosphere at Hofstra http://www.101gold.com/debate-creates-carnival-atmosphere-at-hofstra/ Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:53:57 +0000 http://www.101gold.com/?guid=be3935c08baf7107199f52228673b559 Meghan Keneally/ABC News(HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.) -- The 2016 presidential race has turned Hofstra University into something of a campaign carnival Monday ahead of the first debate of the general election.There was a marching band performing for cable news, ch...

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Meghan Keneally/ABC News(HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.) — The 2016 presidential race has turned Hofstra University into something of a campaign carnival Monday ahead of the first debate of the general election.

There was a marching band performing for cable news, cheerleaders doing routines among reporters, and college students — many of whom are going to be voting in their first election — were transported back to their childhoods with free turns in a White House-shaped bouncy castle.

The lively, fun-filled atmosphere here in Hempstead, Long Island, doesn’t hint at this year’s rather acrimonious political climate.

Erin Daley and Monica Feijoo, both 19-year-old sophomores, are planning to vote for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton respectively, but their different political allegiances didn’t stop them from enjoying the free ice cream and T-shirts being handed out near the school’s student center today.

“Peace is possible,” Feijoo joked.

Another set of sophomore roommates, Abby Salamon and Hadas Hayun, were more politically aligned, telling ABC News they’re both planning to vote for Trump.

“Even though it doesn’t seem like he has all of the knowledge or information he may need right now … I think he’ll grow into the position [once elected],” Hayun said.

Though college campuses tend to skew liberal, it comes as little surprise that the Republican scene at Hofstra is fairly vibrant. In the 2012 presidential election, President Obama did win Nassau County with 52.9 percent of the vote, but Mitt Romney was right behind him with 46.9 percent. Trump has had several large rallies on Long Island.

For an even more old-school effect, many of the students have turned to sidewalk chalk to air their opinions. Some opted for politically charged statements — “Let Gary Debate” was one, while Black Lives Matter supporters also made their mark. There were also a number of Harambe shout-outs that served as a reminder that this is all taking place on a college campus.

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Obama Tells Standing Rock Demonstrators: ‘You’re Making Your Voice Heard’ http://www.101gold.com/obama-tells-standing-rock-demonstrators-youre-making-your-voice-heard/ Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:04:56 +0000 http://www.101gold.com/?guid=252b0ffc6a65a3323da2cfdd4b6ddfc6 SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama weighed in on the Native American movement to block a disputed oil pipeline Monday as he hosted more than 500 Native American leaders for his eighth and final White House Tribal Nations Conferen...

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SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama weighed in on the Native American movement to block a disputed oil pipeline Monday as he hosted more than 500 Native American leaders for his eighth and final White House Tribal Nations Conference as president.

“I know many of you have come together, across tribes and across the country, to support the community at Standing Rock and together you’re making your voices heard,” the president said to applause.

“And in a spirit of cooperation and mutual respect, we’ve made a lot of progress for Indian country over the past eight years, and this moment highlights why it’s so important that we re-double our efforts to make sure that every federal agency truly consults and listens, and works with you, sovereign-to-sovereign,” Obama continued.

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe sued to block construction of the four-state Dakota Access pipeline earlier this summer, citing concerns over potential water contamination and destruction to what they deemed to be culturally sacred sites. The tribe also argued that they were never meaningfully consulted on the project before construction began.

While a judge in Washington denied the tribe’s request for a temporary injunction, the Department of Justice, the Department of the Army and the Department of the Interior intervened with an unprecedented joint statement requesting “that the pipeline company voluntarily pause all construction activity within 20 miles east or west of Lake Oahe.”

Kelcy Warren, chairman and CEO of Energy Transfer, denied the tribe’s claims, writing in an internal memo that “concerns about the pipeline’s impact on the local water supply are unfounded” and “multiple archaeological studies conducted with state historic preservation offices found no sacred items along the route.”

Last Friday, the Department of the Interior, Department of Justice, Department of the Army and other federal agencies officially invited the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe for consultations on “how the Federal Government can better account for, and integrate tribal views, on future infrastructure decisions throughout the country.”

The movement to block the 1,172-mile pipeline, being built by the Texas-based company Energy Transfer, has united tribal groups and environmental activists from across the nation, with hundreds still camped out near the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s reservation in North Dakota.

Chairman Dave Archambault II of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe praised the Obama administration’s relationship with Native American tribes, saying, “Along with the ongoing review of this pipeline, the Administration has taken a major step forward by initiating consultation on nationwide reform on the protection of tribal interests regarding infrastructure projects. We will continue to advocate for the protection of our water, lands and sacred places, and the necessary respect as Indigenous Peoples.”

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Florida Woman Jumped on Purse-Snatcher’s Car as He Tried to Get Away http://www.101gold.com/florida-woman-jumped-on-purse-snatchers-car-as-he-tried-to-get-away/ Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:48:00 +0000 http://www.101gold.com/?guid=f931fcf8d4a26c2dd1faba0f289ef7cd iStock/Thinkstock(MIAMI) -- Surveillance video from a South Florida gas station caught the moment a woman jumped on top of a man's car after he allegedly stole her purse, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office (BSO).The incident happened on Sept. 17...

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iStock/Thinkstock(MIAMI) — Surveillance video from a South Florida gas station caught the moment a woman jumped on top of a man’s car after he allegedly stole her purse, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO).

The incident happened on Sept. 17, while Janelle Della-Libera, 32, was pumping gas, according to the BSO incident report obtained by ABC News Monday. Della-Libera heard someone open and close the driver’s door of her vehicle and then saw a man running with her purse in his hand.

As the suspect got in his car and attempted to drive away, Della-Libera “jumped on top of his vehicle’s hood, attempting to prevent him from fleeing,” the incident report said. As the suspect “started accelerating,” she was “forced from the hood to the windshield and then to the front part of the vehicle’s roof.”

The suspect then “made a sharp right turn,” and Dell-Libera “lost her balance and fell down between the vehicle’s body and the opened driver’s door,” the incident report added. “The suspect’s vehicle then ran over the victim’s left ankle and fled the area.”

Emergency personnel checked Della-Libera at the scene before she was transported to a hospital by her husband, according to the report.

Della-Libera told ABC News Monday that she suffered a severely sprained ankle, in addition to multiple cuts and bruises.

“It literally feels like I’ve been hit by a bus,” she said. “I was actually hit by a car, so I guess that’s pretty close.”

“While it was going on, every single second, I was just like, ‘I can’t believe this is happening, I can’t believe this is happening!'” she added.

After watching the surveillance video more than 50 times, Della-Libera said she thought she “could have handled the situation better” but she does want other women to know that “they have the power to fight back.”

“My instincts just took over and I did everything I could to try to not be taken advantage of,” she said. “If anything, I hope this reminds people to always stay vigilant. We’re a generation of multitasking and doing a million things at one time, but it leaves us vulnerable to people like this. So just always be aware of who and what’s around you.”

The suspect caught on the surveillance video was not identified nor located as of this afternoon, according to BSO public information officer Joy Oglesby.

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How Open Carry Laws Played into Charlotte Shooting http://www.101gold.com/how-open-carry-laws-played-into-charlotte-shooting/ Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:33:10 +0000 http://www.101gold.com/?guid=a9da9e7aa18146443dc0d101d22b6b4e Photodisc/Thinkstock(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) -- Keith Lamont Scott's alleged possession of a firearm at the time of his shooting death would not on its own be a reason to forcibly disarm him, according to two legal experts.Police announced on Saturday that la...

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Photodisc/Thinkstock(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — Keith Lamont Scott’s alleged possession of a firearm at the time of his shooting death would not on its own be a reason to forcibly disarm him, according to two legal experts.

Police announced on Saturday that lab analysis had revealed the presence of Scott’s DNA and fingerprints on a loaded handgun recovered from the scene by investigators.

Charlotte Police Chief Kerr Putney also released body and dashboard camera videos of the fatal police shooting of Scott, answering to demands made by community leaders, protesters and politicians, but it is not entirely clear from those videos, or from the one taken by Scott’s wife, Rakeiya Scott, that the victim had a gun, or that he brandished it in a way that would pose a threat to the officers who approached him.

Police also released evidence of an ankle holster and a marijuana cigarette. Police have alleged that Scott was rolling a marijuana “blunt” in his car.

ABC News spoke to E. Gregory Wallace, a professor at Campbell University School of Law in North Carolina, and Joseph E. Kennedy, a law professor at the University of North Carolina, about the state’s open carry gun laws, and they agreed that short of “brandishing” a gun, the presence of a handgun on Scott would not on its own justify an attempt by officers to disarm him.

States like California and New York ban the practice of carrying handguns in public, and some states allow open carry under a license, but North Carolina is among the 31 states that do not require a license.

There are limitations to the law, however; one’s criminal history, drug use or immigration status can forfeit the right to carry a gun.

Wallace noted that if the police saw the marijuana cigarette in combination with the gun, it might be enough to justify forcibly disarming Scott because of the implication of illegal activity, but police would have needed to have seen both at the same time.

“The mere display of a firearm in the city of Charlotte doesn’t give police cause to detain or disarm a citizen,” Wallace said.

Wallace said that the videos fail to show the encounter that lead to his shooting, leaving many questions about the incident unanswered. He separates the Scott incident into two parts: the decision to disarm Scott, followed by the decision to shoot.

“The video doesn’t cover any time prior to having guns drawn,” he said. “My question is: What was the cause of the initial approach?”

The video released by police shows Scott exiting a white SUV. He backs away from it with his hands at his sides, and doesn’t appear to be acting in a threatening manner.

Officers can be heard shouting, “Drop the gun!” in the video.

Scott was shot multiple times. He can be heard in the video moaning in pain as officers apply handcuffs to him.

Kennedy told ABC News that in North Carolina, someone can legally challenge a police officer’s request to put a gun down.

“Having a gun makes you armed, but it doesn’t necessarily make you dangerous,” he said.

He spoke critically of open carry laws, and said that the laws put both citizens and police officers in an “impossible situation” due to the legal justification for citizens to be armed in public.

He added that without a gun in Scott’s hand, the shooting of him should be considered “grossly negligent” on the part of police.

Wallace added that if it could be determined that Scott had his weapon in his holster at the time of the shooting, it would be a “game changer,” noting that it would not have put the police in enough danger to warrant shooting him.

Ray Dotch, Scott’s brother-in-law, called Monday for the release of the full police video, saying that he hopes Americans will take “an absolute unflinching look” at prejudice and police-involved shootings and that “we as a nation tell the truth about who we are.”

It is unclear whether or not the full video will provide clear evidence of what happened during the initial approach to Scott’s vehicle, or whether or not he had a gun in his hand at the time he was shot by police.

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Colorado Man Surprises Girlfriend With Proposal and Wedding in the Same Day http://www.101gold.com/colorado-man-surprises-girlfriend-with-proposal-and-wedding-in-the-same-day/ Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:29:00 +0000 http://www.101gold.com/?guid=3dd2ebc6a62af783ee6027b762bfe019 Courtesy Landom Momberg/@landonmomberg(VAIL, Colo.) -- Catie Bossard was thrilled when her boyfriend of a year proposed while they were atop a mountain during a visit to Vail, Colorado.But when, seconds later as the couple's family and friends started ...

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Courtesy Landom Momberg/@landonmomberg(VAIL, Colo.) — Catie Bossard was thrilled when her boyfriend of a year proposed while they were atop a mountain during a visit to Vail, Colorado.

But when, seconds later as the couple’s family and friends started running toward them, Zach Baldwin asked Bossard if she wanted to get married that same day, well, she couldn’t contain her emotions.

“That was when it kind of hit me,” she told ABC News. “I’m like, ‘Yes! Yes! Let’s do it.'”

The Denver, Colorado, couple’s surprise wedding was actually two months in the making. Baldwin, 25, told ABC News that he “got this idea one day having dinner with a co-worker.”

“He was joking about having our family all in town and knocking it all out in one day,” Baldwin said. “When I thought about it more and more. It just seemed too perfect.”

So Baldwin planned that the two would drive from their shared home in Denver to Vail. He then dropped to one knee on the top of a Vail mountain after a scenic gondola ride.

“I can honestly say absolutely everything fell into place as I had envisioned it from the beginning,” Baldwin said.

Bossard, 24, recalled that as their family and friends came over to congratulate them, her fiancé had a second question. “He said, ‘My second question is do you want to get married today?'”

After the bride-to-be was on board with the whirlwind plan, the two popped open a bottle of champagne and returned to their hotel to prepare for the wedding set for four hours later.

Bossard was thrilled when she found out that her best friends along with her sister and mother had thought of everything — from her wedding dress and undergarments to her makeup and hair accessories.

Her mother had even brought her great-grandmother’s handkerchief, which she tied around the bouquet. She also wore her grandmother’s pearls.

As far as decorations, well Mother Nature took care of that.

“It was simple but beautiful,” Bossard said. “With the scenery, you don’t need much up there. There’s no need for any flowers. The entire view of the mountains behind you: that alone takes your breath away.”

The couple is now looking forward to their honeymoon. Bossard said they plan to backpack through Costa Rica in November.

For now, they’re looking forward to living as husband and wife.

“I am looking forward to experiencing everything life has to offer with Catie,” Baldwin said. “She brings a light into every situation that cannot be contained and inspires me everyday to be the best husband I can be.”

“He makes me a better person,” Bossard said. “I love being around him and I love enjoying life with him, whether its traveling, being at the house, working out. I’m excited to spend my life with him.”

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Suspect Confesses in Washington Mall Shooting that Killed Five http://www.101gold.com/suspect-confesses-in-washington-mall-shooting-that-killed-five/ Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:14:01 +0000 http://www.101gold.com/?guid=a9f75f163ec4daf288c7a0ef14a274e3 Skagit County DEM(BURLINGTON, Wash.) -- The suspect in Friday's deadly mall shooting in Washington state confessed to police in the shooting that left five people dead, according to charging documents.
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Skagit County DEM(BURLINGTON, Wash.) — The suspect in Friday’s deadly mall shooting in Washington state confessed to police in the shooting that left five people dead, according to charging documents.

He faces charges on five counts of first-degree murder and is being held on $2 million bond, charging documents show.

Authorities identified the alleged shooter as Arcan Cetin, 20, of Oak Harbor, Washington. He was arrested Saturday in Oak Harbor after authorities received a tip that linked him to the shooting “as a person of interest,” the Skagit County Department of Emergency Management said.

Cetin apparently had a falling out with his father prior to the shooting, the arrest warrant declaration in the case shows. His mother helped to identify him from surveillance camera images released by police.

Cetin was spotted walking on a sidewalk and then taken into custody. He was unarmed, did not resist arrest and was in a “zombie-like” state, Lt. Mike Hawley with the Island County Sheriff’s Office said during a news conference Saturday.

Friday’s shooting occurred in the evening at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington, about 65 miles north of Seattle. At Saturday’s news conference, police said that the gunman first entered the mall unarmed and then re-entered with a firearm. He opened fire in the makeup department of Macy’s.

Four women were killed and a man later died from his injuries Saturday at a Seattle hospital, said Sgt. Mark Francis, a public information officer with the Washington State Patrol.

Although police initially said Cetin was Hispanic, authorities later said that he had immigrated from Turkey and is a legal permanent resident of the United States.

Police have said they believe Cetin acted alone and the FBI said it had no indication that the shooting was linked to terrorism.

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