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Divers use sonar to find Florida woman’s upside-down car in pond to break open 2001 cold case

Divers use sonar to find Florida woman’s upside-down car in pond to break open 2001 cold case

Sonar used by volunteer divers detected the upside down wheels of a sedan submerged in a pond that ultimately broke open a 22-year-old Florida cold case.The car belonged to Karen Moore, a 53-year-old nurse who disappeared in Davie, Florida in 2001 at time when she had a restraining order against her husband as their divorce proceeded through the courts.Foul play was suspected, according to police. The two dive crews – Depths of History and Sunshine State Sonar – teamed up in early January to search bodies of water in Broward County, an area near several missing person cases, and made the discovery in a pond in the town of Davie.MISSING PENNSYLVANIA MAN IDENTIFIED 37 YEARS AFTER HIS SKULL WAS FOUND ALONG RIVERBANK
Karen Moore and her car were found underwater after 22 years. Her family reported her missing in 2001 after dropping her daughter off at a Girl Scout camp, but never came to pick her up. 
(Britain Lockhart/ Depths of History)Michael Rodriguez, of Sunshine State Sonar, said his underwater sonar system “lit up” when it detected a car’s wheels, and it only took about 10 to 15 minutes to find the car. Britain Lockhart, a scuba diver who runs the YouTube channel Depths of History, said he found an open trunk and a license plate under “three feet of muck” and then contacted local police. TEEN ADRIANA DAVIDSON FOUND DEAD FOUR DAYS AFTER MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCEThe next day, Davie police arrived at the scene and pulled the car from the water. “They actually had to send divers back in the water because the front windshield busted open,” Lockhart said in a live-streamed YouTube video detailing what they found. “(Law enforcement divers) had to go back and search for the remains, but they were able to find two bones in the vehicle confirming that Karen Moore was inside,” he said.FLORIDA SHERIFF NAMES ABANDONED NEWBORN ‘ANGEL GRACE’ AFTER BABY FOUND ALIVE IN WOODS
Foul play was suspected in Karen Moore’s 2001 disappearance from Davie, Florida. 

Missing hiker shared video from Utah mountain before disappearance, authorities locate his truck

Missing hiker shared video from Utah mountain before disappearance, authorities locate his truck

A man in Utah, who is believed to have gone missing while hiking on a mountain, had shared a video on a snowy mountainous landscape before he disappeared, authorities said.Investigators in Sevier County shared the video online Monday in the hopes that the public would recognize the area so search and rescuers could pinpoint the location of Austin Madsen, who was last seen on Thursday while going for a hike in Kanab, Gephardt Daily reported.Officials said the video was possibly taken south of Monroe Mountain, and that a cellphone “ping” conducted by the Mapleton Police Department narrowed down a possible location in Garfield County.On Tuesday, officials said that the public’s tips helped them locate Madsen’s vehicle, a 2011 black Chevrolet Avalanche, in the Dry Hollow area on Mount Dutton. But Madsen was not with the vehicle.MISSING LAS VEGAS AIRMAN FOUND DEAD NEAR RED ROCK CANYON AFTER REPORTEDLY FALLY 250 FEET DURING HIKE
The public sent in tips and helped law enforcement pinpoint the area where the hiker was believed to have gone missing. Authorities located his truck later Monday but have yet to find the hiker.
(Austin Madsen / Sevier County Sheriff’s Office)Search and rescue crews from multiple counties on Tuesday morning followed a trail of footprints believed to be Madsen’s before suspending the search about 2:30 a.m. due to extreme weather conditions, FOX13 Salt Lake City reported, citing officials.
Officials said Austin Madsen shared the video before he went missing.
(Austin Madsen / Sevier County Sheriff’s Office)The search was resumed later Tuesday via helicopter, but official described the low temperatures and windy conditions as “incredibly difficult.”
Officials had shared the video with the public in the hopes of pinpointing the hiker’s location.
(Austin Madsen / Sevier County Sheriff’s Office)AMERICAN SKIER KYLE SMAINE BELIEVED AMONG 2 KILLED IN AVALANCHE IN JAPAN BACKCOUNTRY: REPORTS”The rough terrain and deep snow complicated travel throughout the area,” the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office saidCLICK TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPOfficials are actively searching and said they will provide updates as they become available.

Police bust meth-peddling pastor who 'bragged' about his drug dealing prowess: 'Double life'

Police bust meth-peddling pastor who 'bragged' about his drug dealing prowess: 'Double life'

A Seattle-area pastor who admitted to leading “a double life” and “bragged” about his abilities to sell drugs was caught with a cache of illicit substances and is being held in a local jail, according to local police. “Steve Parker bragged about being a good drug dealer, saying he was good at business,” a charging document for the pastor reads, according to Fox 13. Parker, 57, was arrested on Jan. 19 after he was pulled over in Mount Vernon. Detectives with the Skagit County Interlocal Drug Enforcement Unit had previously received a tip that Parker was dealing drugs in Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom counties, including meth, fentanyl powder, fentanyl pills, cocaine and heroin. The alleged drug dealer was self-admittedly leading “a double life,” according to court documents. Parker is an officer of Nest Ministries and director of Omni-Manna Services, a group that helps “those who have had troubled pasts, addictions, or just down on their luck” with housing, employment and counseling, according to its website, Fox 13 reported. FBI ARRESTS TEXAS PASTOR ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES
Washington pastor Steve Parker was arrested last month for allegedly dealing drugs. 
(Facebook )He is married and lives with his wife, mother-in-law and 14 registered sex offenders on a piece of property in Arlington. One man living at the home told Fox 13 that if it had not been for Parker, he would be living on the streets or at housing for registered sex offenders. Just over a year ago, he was photographed officiating a wedding, according to the Christian Post, and was described as “amazing man of God.” However, about 20 miles away from the Arlington home, he has a house in Tulalip, where he lives with his girlfriend and allegedly conducts his drug business, Fox 13 reported. Tulalip is located about 40 miles from Seattle. ALABAMA PASTOR INDICTED ON RAPE, SEX ABUSE CHARGESInvestigators say Parker was expanding his business at the time of his arrest last month and admitted to officials that he was picking up supplies three to four times a week for the drug operation. When he was pulled over on Jan. 19, officials found 2.7 pounds of meth, more than 2,000 counterfeit pills, fentanyl power, cocaine and a loaded handgun, according to Fox 13. CALIFORNIA PASTOR GETS JAIL TIME FOR USING HOMELESS IN BENEFITS FRAUD SCHEME: ‘APPALLING ABUSE OF POWER’
Building where Omni-Manna Services is located. 
(Google Maps)When police searched his home in Arlington, authorities saw multiple people fleeing the area and hiding, but confirmed none of the sex offenders were aware of Parker’s drug business, according to KIRO 7. Police recovered a total of 30 firearms from his homes in Arlington and Tulalip. He is facing charges of possession for fentanyl, methamphetamine and cocaine, as well as money laundering and counterfeit controlled substances. He is being held in Skagit County Jail on a $750,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 2, Fox 13 reported.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPFox News Digital reached out to Omni-Manna but did not immediately receive a response. 

Idaho murders: BTK serial killer on solitary confinement and Bryan Kohberger, 'I know how he feels'

Idaho murders: BTK serial killer on solitary confinement and Bryan Kohberger, 'I know how he feels'

EXCLUSIVE: The BTK serial killer says he can relate to the loneliness Bryan Kohberger is staring at behind bars — while confirming he never spoke with the criminology student who studied under his true crime co-author.Dennis Rader – the “Bind, Torture, Kill” murderer – spent months in custody awaiting court proceedings, just as the Idaho murders suspect is doing now.”Since I spent from Feb. 2005 to April 2005 in a cell by myself I know how he feels,” he told Fox News Digital. “Very lonely.”He met with his defense attorney every day, he added, and found ways to pass the time.IDAHO MURDERS SUSPECT BRYAN KOHBERGER STUDIED UNDER EXPERT ON SERIAL KILLER BTK; DAUGHTER ‘SICK’ AT NEWS
Bryan Kohberger is  escorted to court in Pennsylvania prior to his extradition back to Idaho to face charges in the deaths of Maddie Mogen, Kaylee Goncalves, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin. Right: Dennis Rader listens to testimony at his sentencing hearing August 18, 2005 in Wichita, Kansas. Rader of Park City, Kansas pleaded guilty to the 10 killings dating back to 1974. 
(The Image Direct for Fox News Digital, Bo Rader-Pool/Getty Images)During frequent meetings with his public defenders, Rader wanted to go through “everything” prosecutors had on him, even though he had confessed on the day of his arrest, according to his daughter, Kerri Rawson.”He was going back and forth between pleading not guilty and guilty,” she told Fox News Digital. “One difference is dad confessed and seemed relieved, vs [Kohberger] has to feel very alone.”Kohberger, according to prosecutors in Pennsylvania, may have waived extradition out of a “need to know” how investigators established probable cause after the crime.
Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, along with the women’s two other roommates in Kaylee Goncalves’ final Instagram post, shared the day before the slayings.
(@kayleegoncalves/Instagram)Once in custody, Rader began receiving letters and artwork from strangers.”And soon letters started to come in,” Rader said. “[I] read a lot of the Bible and wrote poetry.”His writings during that time include an infamous missive titled “Black Friday,” seemingly about his arrest and signed, “The Suspect.””Dad had fan mail very early, and I’m seeing it being sent to Bryan,” Rawson said. “And art being made – like women [are] in love with these guys.”
Hand-drawn envelopes sent from Dennis Rader to his daughter after his arrest in 2005.
(Kerri Rawson)Kohberger, 28, is being held without bail at the Latah County Jail in Moscow, Idaho – the same town where he allegedly snuck into a six-bedroom home in the middle of the night and ambushed four young people, some of whom may have been sleeping at the start of the attack.IDAHO MURDERS: XANA KERNODLE’S MOTHER SAYS LAWYER ‘BETRAYED’ HER TO DEFEND BRYAN KOHBERGER
Hand-drawn envelopes sent from Dennis Rader to his daughter after his arrest in 2005.
(Kerri Rawson)Police have identified the victims as 21-year-olds Madison Mogen and Kaylee Goncalves and 20-year-olds Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin. All but Chapin were housemates, and all four participated in campus Greek Life. Chapin, who lived in the Sigma Chi frat hosue nearby, was visiting for the night and was dating Kernodle. Two other young women inside were not attacked, including one who told police she saw a masked man leaving through a sliding door.
Bryan Kohberger enters a courtroom in Moscow, Idaho, on Jan. 12, 2023 for a status hearing. The accused murderer waived his right to a quick preliminary hearing and will appear in court again on June 26.
(Kai Eiselein/Pool)Kohberger, who is reportedly a recovering heroin addict with socially awkward tendencies, studied for his master’s degree in criminal justice at DeSales University under Dr. Katherine Ramsland, an expert on serial killers who co-authored a book with Rader.Rader, like Kohberger, had a degree in criminal justice.IDAHO MURDER: VETERAN DEFENSE ATTORNEY LAYS OUT CASE BRYAN KOHBERGER TEAM COULD MAKE, ‘HOLES’ IN AFFIDAVITAlthough criminology students commonly send messages to Rader, the inmate told Fox News Digital that the Idaho stabbings suspect never tried to reach out to him.Kohberger, after DeSales, went on to seek a Ph.D. in the department of criminal justice and criminology at Washington State University, just a few miles from the home where police allege he brutally stabbed four University of Idaho undergrads on Nov. 13.
Bryan Kohberger is  escorted to court in Pennsylvania prior to his extradition back to Idaho to face charges in the deaths of Maddie Mogen, Kaylee Goncalves, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin. Inset: Kohberger’s WSU portrait and the last known image of the victims together.
(The Image Direct for Fox News Digital, WSU, Instagram)WSU has a specialized “Complex Social Interaction Lab” that includes a database of police bodycam from more than five departments.A WSU spokesman last month told Fox News Digital that Kohberger was never granted access, and Moscow police said they don’t share video with the program.
Bryan Kohberger, left, in an anti-suicide smock after his arrest in Pennsylvania on Dec. 30, 2021, and Dennis L. Rader being escorted into the El Dorado Correctional Facility on Aug. 19, 2005, in El Dorado, Kansas.
(Monroe County (Pa.) Correctional Facility via AP | Jeff Tuttle-Pool/Getty Images)But Kohberger did apply for an internship with local police, investigators allege – and according to documents obtained by the New York Times, he tried to gain access to the CSI Lab directly by applying for a graduate research assistantship position.BRYAN KOHBERGER CASE: THEORY IDAHO SUSPECT WAS BEHIND PARTY HOUSE NOISE COMPLAINTS DEBUNKEDAlthough Kohberger allegedly stalked the King Road victims’ home a dozen times before the slayings, it does not appear that he had a connection to three noise complaints there over the past semester – or the resulting bodycam videos.WATCH: Moscow police bodycam shows Kaylee Goncalves speak with officers during noise complaint response Two of the three complainants, on the evening of Sept. 1 and the early morning of Sept. 2, are identified in police reports as neighbors of the King Road home in Moscow. Both calls came from houses on Walenta Drive, the street behind the six-bedroom off-campus rental house.An earlier incident report from Aug. 16 does not include a complainant’s name. However, the responding officer, on bodycam video, repeatedly mentions that the loud music is disturbing neighbors. WATCH: Moscow police bodycam shows Xana Kernodle speak with officers during noise complaint responseAfter the slayings, Kohberger finished the semester at WSU both in his Ph.D. program and as a teaching assistant.Pennsylvania police and the FBI arrested him on Dec. 30 at his parents’ house in the Poconos, more than 2,500 miles away from the crime scene. He waived extradition and made his first appearance before an Idaho judge on Jan. 5.
The victims of Nov. 13 University of Idaho massacre, from left, Kaylee Goncalves, Ethan Chapin, Xana Kernodle and Madison Mogen.
(Instagram @xanakernodle / @maddiemogen / @kayleegoncalves)He’s due back in court on June 26 for the start of his preliminary hearing – which could take four to five days.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPIn a rare public statement speaking through his former Pennsylvania attorney Jason LaBar, Kohberger has said he’s “looking forward to being exonerated.”His Idaho attorney, Kootenai County Public Defender Anne Taylor, plans to challenge the probable cause for his arrest in the June proceedings.

WV needs help running summer feeding program for kids

WV needs help running summer feeding program for kids

The state of West Virginia is looking for local government agencies, nonprofit groups and other organizations to help run a summer feeding program for children.The program sponsored by the Department of Education provides free meals to children in lower-income areas at sites such as schools, churches, community centers, pools, parks, libraries, housing complexes and summer camps.”Supporting summer feeding sites in your community is one of the most important things you can do to ensure no child goes hungry this summer,” state Superintendent of Schools David L. Roach said in a news release. “Children require consistent, good-quality nutrition for the development of their minds and bodies. We want to make certain every child returns to the classroom in the fall ready to learn.”FLORIDA PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES SPENT $15 MILLION OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS ON CRT, DIVERSITY INITIATIVES: REPORT
West Virginia plans to provide free meals to underprivileged children during the summer to ensure that no one goes hungry. 

Family of Ugandan activist who was decapitated at UT national park gets $10 million in damages

Family of Ugandan activist who was decapitated at UT national park gets $10 million in damages

The United States will pay family members of a Ugandan human rights activist killed in an accident at Arches National Park more than $10 million in damages, a federal judge ruled Monday.Though the amount was substantially less than pursued, attorneys representing the family of Esther Nakajjigo celebrated the judgement, saying it was the largest federal wrongful death verdict in Utah history.”By his verdict, Judge Bruce Jenkins has shown the world how the American justice system works to hold its own government accountable and greatly values all lives, including that of Esther Nakajjigo, a remarkable young woman from Uganda,” Randi McGinn, the family’s attorney said in a statement.$140M TRIAL BEGINS OVER DEATH OF UGANDAN WOMAN KILLED IN UTAH PARKTRIAL BEGINS OVER DEATH OF UGANDAN Nakajjigo and her husband Ludovic Michaud were vacationing in eastern Utah, visiting the region’s national parks months after their wedding. Recreation areas had recently opened after pandemic-era closures and, on the edge of Arches, a metal gate normally secured with a lock was left untethered.As the couple was leaving the park, gusts of wind swung the gate around rapidly, enough to slice through the passenger side door of the couple’s car, decapitating Nakajjigo as her husband sat feet away in the driver’s seat.
Prominent Ugandan human rights activist Esther Nakajjigo was decapitated by a swinging metal gate in Arches National Park. Pictured: The Delicate Arch is seen at the Arches National Park on April 25, 2021, near Moab, Utah.
(AP Photo/Lindsay Whitehurst, File)The gruesome nature of Nakajjigo’s death and the fact that she was a renowned Ugandan women’s rights activist drew widespread attention to the case.Nakajjigo, who was 25, lived with her husband in Denver, where she moved to attend a leadership course on a full scholarship. She rose from poverty to become the host of a solutions-oriented reality television series in Uganda focused on empowering women on issues such as education and healthcare, and had successfully raised funds to build health care facilities in her hometown.TRIAL BEGINS OVER DEATH OF UGANDAN ACTIVIST WHO WAS DECAPITATED BY A SWINGING GATE IN UTAH PARKBecause neither the U.S. nor Nakajjigo’s family disputed the facts of the case, the civil suit focused largely on the amount of damages merited. Attorneys representing Michaud and Nakajjigo’s parents asked for $140 million in damages, while the government said an appropriate award would be roughly $3.5 million.Jenkins awarded Michaud $9.5 million; Nakajjigo’s mother, Christine Namagembe, $700,000; and her father, John Bosco Kateregga, $350,000.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThroughout the trial, attorneys debated estimates of Nakajjigo’s earnings potential. McGinn, representing Nakajjigo’s family, likened her to a nonprofit CEO for an American charity and said she would have likely made millions throughout her life. Attorneys representing the U.S. commended her work, yet noted her most recent job was working at a restaurant making $15 per hour.In his judgement, Jenkins said the government had provided “a more reasonable projection” of Nakajjigo’s earnings potential.

Florida mother found dead in street near SUV with her sleeping child inside ID’d, family says she was pregnant

Florida mother found dead in street near SUV with her sleeping child inside ID’d, family says she was pregnant

The mother found lying dead in a residential street of a Tampa, Florida, neighborhood near an SUV where her toddler was sleeping inside has been identified by her family as 22-year-old Alana Sims.Sims’ family told FOX13 Tampa that the 22-year-old mother was five months pregnant and would have celebrated her 23rd birthday on Feb. 13.The body of a woman was found shortly after 10 p.m. Monday in the 10700 block of Pictorial Park Drive in the Easton Park subdivision in New Tampa. Police responded and found a sleeping male toddler in a car seat inside a Ford EcoSport SUV and the body of a deceased adult woman lying next to the vehicle.Sims’ son, who was found unharmed, was “her everything,” her mother told the station.PHOENIX PARK TEMPORARILY CLOSED AFTER MORE HUMAN REMAINS FOUND FOLLOWING HIKER’S DISCOVERY OF SKULL
Alana Sims, 22, was the woman found dead in a residential street in Florida’s New Tampa neighborhood on Monday night, her family said. 
(Handout via FOX13 Tampa WTVT)”She shouldn’t have to die young,” Sims’ mother said, remembering her as “a lovable soul.” “And everybody should know that, you know, your loved ones, you want to keep them close because you just don’t know,” she added.
Homicide detectives with the Tampa Police Department were actively investigating the woman’s death. Police have yet to publicly identify her.
(Tampa Police Department)While investigators have released few details surrounding the woman’s death, police said she had signs upper body trauma. Police have yet to confirm the woman’s identity.
Police were speaking to neighbors about the incident following the discovery of the body.
(FOX13 Tampa WTVT)Homicide detectives were actively investigating the incident and speaking with neighbors early Tuesday. FLORIDA DRIVE-BY SHOOTING VEHICLE FOUND, POLICE HAVE ‘VERY PROMISING’ LEADS ON SUSPECTS AFTER 11 WOUNDEDOne neighbor told the station that they heard multiple “pop” sounds that appeared to be the sound of gunshots recorded on an outdoor camera, however the footage did not capture what happened to the woman.
A mother in her 20s was found lying dead in a residential street in New Tampa next to an SUV where her toddler was asleep inside on Monday night.
(FOX13 Tampa WTVT)Authorities asked anyone with information about the incident to call the Tampa Police Department at 813-231-6130 or share a tip through TIP411, accessible through the TampaPD app.CLICK TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe Easton Park subdivision is located near I-75 in New Tampa, a neighborhood in Hillsborough County popular for its multiple golf courses including Pebble Creek Golf Club.

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