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‘The Bachelorette’ to Begin Production, Season Shot in 1 Location

Clare Crawley‘s season of The Bachelorette will be the first major network show to begin filming again in the U.S. following the coronavirus pandemic.

The show is heading back into production, Us Weekly confirms. Variety was first to report the news on Friday, June 26, more than three months after it was shut down. Although no date has been set, the show has set “heavy-duty safety precautions” and the cast and crew will be heading to set very soon.

As Us previously reported, season 16 of the ABC dating show will be filmed in one quarantined location. All cast and crew will live on-site. Testing will happen before filming and regular temperature checks will occur throughout the season.

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There will also have to be a quarantine period for cast and crew before filming begins. According to Variety, the season will not be shot in Los Angeles county but will be somewhere in Southern California. Production is going above and beyond to assure the location will be “a super safe paradise” for the cast and crew. No visitors or press are allowed on sit during filming.

For the first time ever, the season’s lead, 39-year-old Crawley, was able to research her suitors ahead of time, as they were announced in March.

Obviously [I googled]. What woman wouldn’t, are you kidding me?” she told hosts Rachel Lindsay and Becca Kufrin on the “Bachelor Happy Hour” podcast on Tuesday, June 23. “I will say this. At first, I really didn’t. I really did not and it was because, I don’t know. I just kind of felt like I want to get to know them and regardless, I know how my Instagram is. It’s a piece of my life. … You have to see and feel it in person and so regardless of what their life is and what it looks like on their Instagram, it’s nice to actually see them in person and I am huge on pheromones, so that’s like the end for me.”

She also noted that she’s been through a lot through her life, including an “abusive relationship,” and wants to find someone to accept all of her.

“It’s been something that I’ve hidden for so many years, but until I’ve owned that part of my life and looked at the stuff I’ve been through as shame — to look at it as my superpower — and these are the things that have made the woman that I am today,” the hairstylist said. “I want the man of my dreams to see the worst of me, to know the worst of me. I want a man to love me for that, and not just for the easy makeup and hair. Anybody can love you for the easy fun times and the smiles and the laughs.”

The Bachelorette is set to premiere on ABC on Tuesdays in the fall.

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Police shot a man after a high-speed chase. It’s Georgia’s 50th police shooting investigated by GBI this year

That 50-mark is a slight increase on the number of officer-involved shootings that the GBI investigated at this point the past two years. At this time last year, the GBI had been requested to investigate 36 officer-involved shootings, and at this time in 2018 the GBI had been requested to investigate 45 officer-involved shootings, according to GBI public affairs director Nelly Miles.

In all of 2019, GBI was asked to investigate 84 officer-involved shootings, and in all of 2018 GBI was asked to investigate 94 officer-involved shootings, GBI said.

The 50-mark was reached amid a national reckoning with racism and police violence against black people and came just days after the fatal police shooting of Rayshard Brooks at a Wendy’s parking lot in Atlanta. On Wednesday, the officer who fired the fatal shots at Brooks was charged with felony murder and 10 other counts, and the other officer on scene was charged with aggravated battery and two other counts.

The GBI’s role is to provide an independent investigation of the case, which is then turned over to local prosecutors. The numbers include fatal shootings, nonlethal shootings and incidents in which an officer discharged their weapon in someone’s direction, Miles said.

Law enforcement agencies in Georgia are not required to ask the GBI to investigate police shootings, so the totals are a slight undercount. Miles said that a “large majority” of law enforcement agencies in the state do so, but some departments still do not.

High-speed chase leads to shooting

The incident began at about 9 p.m. Monday when a motorcyclist, later identified as Echols, led police on a high-speed pursuit exceeding 100 mph on Highway 34 in Newnan, according to the GBI. The motorcyclist was described as a black man with blond dreadlocks wearing a T-shirt, the GBI says.

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Another motorist reported that a driver in a motorcycle had turned into the Greison Trail area, and shortly after, officers with Newnan Police Department and Coweta County Sheriff’s Office found a black motorcycle abandoned behind a restaurant, the GBI states.

Officers searched the area and found Echols, who matched the driver’s description, inside a Bail Bonds 24-7, and it appeared he had forcibly entered the location, GBI states.

Officers began giving him verbal commands, and a Newnan police officer alerted others that Echols had a gun, according to GBI. The officer then fired his handgun at Echols, striking him once in the leg, GBI states.

“At the time of the incident, Echols was in possession of a handgun and was reportedly reaching for it when he was shot,” GBI says.

He was transported by EMS to Atlanta Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, and no officers were injured, GBI said.

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Protesters pelt St. Cloud police building after rumors cops shot someone, but it was the other way around

The officer was shot during a struggle, Anderson said, but neither he nor his partner shot back and the suspect was arrested.

Following the incident, residents on the south side of the city heard via social media that police shot two black men, and about 100 marchers damaged property on their way to the police station, Anderson said at a news conference. He was joined by an NAACP official, a local pastor and the mayor.

“We had information that when they arrived here their intent was to damage property and take over our police station. That didn’t happen,” the chief said. “It is abhorrent to me. … This place could’ve been on fire over a lie — not just some misinformation, not just a few facts here and there. It was flat-out untrue.”

Pastor James Alberts of Higher Ground Church of God and Christ in St. Cloud appeared alongside Anderson to say the anger over Floyd’s killing — and the long-raging “pandemic” of racism — is justified, but the St. Cloud police showed that “it is possible to police and not kill.”

“The community is rightfully concerned, but there’s no one dead here today. We’re thankful that no one has died,” he said.

Officer shot in the hand

Police received a call about a man with a firearm outside a business, and when two officers arrived around 12:09 a.m. (1:09 a.m. ET), they chased the suspect, caught him and one of the officers was shot in the hand during an ensuing struggle, Anderson said.

The handgun used to shoot the officer was recovered at the scene, and another firearm was found nearby, he said. The officers were able to subdue the teen without opening fire, the chief said.

The unidentified 18-year-old suspect was arrested and will face numerous charges, though the chief didn’t outline the exact counts he will face. He was hospitalized with minor injuries, he said.

St. Cloud police do not use body cameras because there are “still a great many things that need to be ironed out with body cameras,” and Anderson’s seen some police departments already “walking back” their use of the devices, he said. The chief is studying best practices, he said, and is working on a developing a policy.

Anderson referred questions about the investigation to the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, which is leading the probe.

“The BCA is in the very early stages of its investigation. We’ll provide more information as soon as possible,” spokesman Bruce Gordon said.

The injured officer, a 14-year veteran, underwent surgery early Monday. Anderson visited him in the hospital and said he was in “good spirits.” The chief declined to identify the policeman.

Four people were arrested on minor charges related to the protest: one for obstruction; one for fleeing; and two for unlawful assembly, he said.

‘We’re outraged. We’re hurt’

Citizens often ask the chief what warrants deadly forces, he said.

“This did, and our officer showed great restraint, great professionalism because that’s how we do what we do in St. Cloud, and that’s the reason that we work hard to build those relationships,” Anderson said. “This is one of those situations that could’ve gone markedly different.”

It was around 3:30 a.m. when the crowd of 100 or so people — operating on bad information they’d found on “that demon,” social media — showed up at the police station, “beginning to get unruly” and throwing rocks, Anderson said. Police used tear gas to get the crowd under control, he said.

“We’re angry about that. We’re outraged. We’re hurt. We’re sickened at what we saw,” the chief said.

Crediting the St. Cloud Police Department’s community-oriented policing and its work with young people, Denise Fale, president of the St. Cloud NAACP, praised the department’s restraint in Monday’s shooting and in previous incidents.

“We have a right to have the facts, and the facts are the young man had a gun, and just as Chief Anderson states, the definition of deadly force would have been the officer could have shot him — but he showed a tremendous amount of restraint. The young man is alive today,” Fale said.

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A 5-year-old in Georgia accidentally shot and killed his brother after finding a gun in the woods

The 5-year-old told officials he found the weapon and, thinking it was a toy, accidentally shot his brother in the chest, the police department in Griffin, Georgia, said in a news release. His brother was transported to a hospital where he died from his injuries.

Earlier that day, Griffin police said, officers attempted a traffic stop in the area, but three men were able to escape the vehicle and fled “behind houses in close proximity to where this shooting occurred.”

Police searched the area after the men fled and found a bag suspected to contain MDMA, but they found no weapons at the time.

“The children were out here peacefully playing in the backyard on the trampoline,” neighbor Tom Whitehead, who owns an auto body shop in front of the family’s home, told CNN affiliate WGCL.

“The little one found a gun. … Turns around, thinks he’s playing, says ‘bang bang.’ It was loaded and killed him. Think about that mother. The next day, Mother’s Day, and one boy is dead by the hand of his younger brother.”

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The police department’s Criminal Investigation Division is looking for the person suspected of abandoning the gun. The weapon and the 12-year-old’s clothing will be sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab for analysis “to determine further who has possessed and touched the weapon,” police said.

The child’s clothing will also be tested for gunshot residue.

A Griffin police spokesperson told CNN they anticipate charges against those who discarded the gun and left it where young children were able to find it.

“We will leave no stone unturned as we search for the individuals responsible for the abandonment of this weapon,” police chief Mike Yates said in a statement.

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A Los Angeles police officer has been arrested after ​authorities say he shot a fellow officer on a camping trip

Ismael Tamayo, 44, was arrested Sunday and charged with attempted murder, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said. His bail is set at $1,000,000 and he will have his first court appearance Tuesday, according to the sheriff’s office website.

“We are cooperating with authorities and we are confident that he will be cleared of any wrongdoing once the facts are made known,” Greg Yacoubian, Ismael Tamayo’s lawyer, told CNN.

The two off-duty police officers were camping and shooting guns during a weekend trip with a third friend, according to the sheriff’s office. The third person was an LAPD off-duty supervisor, and was not injured, according to police.

The victim, a 48-year-old male, was shot in his upper body early Sunday morning “for reasons still under investigation” and airlifted to a trauma center​, the sheriff’s office said. He is expected to survive, police said.

“The events overnight culminating in the serious injury to our off-duty officer apparently at the hands of another member of this Department, give me great concern, ” LAPD Police Chief Michel Moore said in a statement. “I am committed to determining what and how this occurred.”

Tamayo has been “relieved of his police powers pending the outcome” of the investigation, according to the LAPD.

Yacoubian, Tamayo’s lawyer, said Tamayo “served honorably for over 21 years with the United States military, which included several deployments overseas, and is presently a tenured Los Angeles Police Officer.”

“We ask that due process be allowed to run its course and that the privacy of Ismael and his family is respected,” he said.

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An Indiana postal worker was shot and killed, and police haven’t found who’s responsible

Now, the US Postal Inspection Service is offering $50,000 for information that could lead them to suspects in her death.

The Marion County Coroner’s Office identified her as Angela Summers, 45. She died of a gunshot wound to the chest, the coroner’s office told CNN.

Police found Summers with a gunshot wound just after 4 p.m. on Monday, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police spokeswoman Genae Cook said. It’s unclear if Summers was on her mail route.

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Summers was transported to the hospital, where she later died, Cook said.

Cook confirmed that Summers was a US Postal Service employee.

The Marion County Coroner’s Office ruled her death a homicide. Killing an on-duty federal employee can be punishable by death or a life sentence.

Steven Whitaker, spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney’s office in the Southern District of Indiana, declined to comment, citing the ongoing investigation.

CNN has reached out to the US Postal Service and is waiting to hear back.

Killings of postal workers are fairly rare. Between 2013 and 2018, four postal workers were killed in workplace homicides total, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

At least two postal workers were killed on the job last year. In April 2019, New Mexico mail carrier and Army Veteran Jose Hernandez was killed on his route when he tried to break up a fight between a mother and her teenage son, who shot Hernandez in the abdomen.
And in September, South Carolina mail carrier Irene Pressley, a 22-year USPS veteran, was shot several times while delivering mail. At her funeral, her coworkers referred to Pressley as the “post office mama.”

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Family dog survives being shot during home invasion | News

CITY OF SOUTH FULTON, Ga. (CBS46) — “This little thing right here is just like a little guard dog,” Dion Ewing said.

Starla the two-year-old Yorkie even has the wounds to prove it.

“We’re trying to keep her limited on the movement because of where she got injured and they don’t want her to rip her lacerations,” Ewing explained. “She got shot in her front leg and back leg,” Ewing said.

Ewing told CBS46 it all happened Tuesday just before 3 p.m. two men got a little too close for comfort.

“My niece got an alert on her phone about somebody approaching,” Ewing said.

Ewing’s young niece was home alone with Starla. She watched as the two men began forcing their way in.

“The other partner turned around and started kicking it from the back, and kicked it about two times in the door came open,” Ewing explained.

Once inside the men immediately fired two shots at Starla. That’s when Ewing’s niece made her escape through the garage. The gunmen followed.

“As she was running out the one who had the gun asked the other one if they wanted them to shoot her,” Ewing said.

Thankfully the men didn’t shoot. They were distracted.

“The dog was chasing behind them. Even after being shot,” Ewing said.

The men jumped in their car and sped away.

“They’re cowards. I think that if you know anything please turn them in,” Ewing pleaded.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the gunmen is asked to call Detective Guin of the South Fulton Police department at 470-809-7355 and report what they know.

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Arkansas family claims they’re being terrorized weeks after father shot

HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. — April Casey’s yard in Helena-West Helena is a playground full of toys, and yet her five children don’t feel safe.

“They don’t want to be here,” Casey said. “They’re scared. They’re scared to go to sleep.”

It was especially scary Wednesday morning, when just minutes after the start of the New Year, police said they were called about one of Casey’s tires being slashed. She said she found a kitchen knife lodged in the tire.

“I just walked outside and I hear, like, a ‘sssss,’” she said.

Less than two hours after that, police said they responded to a call from Casey about gunfire in the area.

“It was like we were in the middle of a war zone,” she said. “There was shooting all around us.”

Casey said the last few weeks have felt a lot like a war zone because of the constant harassment she claims her family has been receiving. She points to one of the same men responsible for shooting her husband, Anthony, in December as he was walking home.

“They was chasing me, I had to run,” Anthony Casey said.

Anthony Casey said he was hit three times and may not walk again for months. But right now, he’s more concerned about what lies ahead for his wife and children.

“It’s been an on-constantly-going thing when I made it out the hospital,” he said. “I’ve been having folks playing around my house, and so I have to let my dog off his chain.”

Tthe Caseys claimed things escalated again Wednesday afternoon when the same man they’ve been having problems with drove by their house. Police couldn’t corroborate this.

“He holds the pistol out the window, waving it at the kids, saying something, they couldn’t understand what he was saying,’ April Casey said.

Because the man hasn’t been charged, WREG isn’t naming him. But police confirm they held and questioned him last week in connection to December’s shooting.

Police claim the Caseys said they couldn’t be sure the man was one of the shooters. The Caseys deny that claim.

“I mean, it’s not over. He’s not gonna stop, and it’s gonna end up where somebody’s gonna end up dead,” April Casey said.

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2 shot, killed during New Year’s party inside Orange County nightclub

ORLANDO, Fla. – Two men were shot and killed early Wednesday during a New Year’s party inside an Orange County club, according to sheriff’s officials.

The double fatal shooting happened around 4:30 a.m. at The Spot Events on Edgewater Drive near Lee Road.

A 39-year-old man was taken to a hospital, where he died, officials said. His name has not been released. The other man, who has not yet been identified by deputies, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Orange County sheriff’s deputies said the men were in a VIP area of the club, which was about to close, when they were shot.

It’s not known what prompted the shooting or who opened fire.

About 250 people were in the club and several of them witnessed the shooting.

“I saw a group of guys walk toward the entrance where we came in from. They stopped, they turned around and they were facing the back and two guys were passing behind us as they were about to leave and they got shot,” witness Mona Roberts said.

“It was almost time to go home and we heard ‘bop, bop, bop’ and everyone started running. I thought (the shooting) was from the outside. I didn’t realize it was so close to us,” another witness said. “It hurt me to see those guys laying there like that. What’s hurting me even more is people kept trying to shake him and my friend said, ‘Don’t touch him.’”

According to deputies, there were as many as seven security guards, three or four of whom were armed, at the club, but they only patrol outside. Patrons are not checked as they enter the club, sheriff’s officials said.

There’s no surveillance video of the the shooting, but deputies said they were interviewing several witnesses.

Orange County sheriff’s Sgt. Jamie Hoffman described the business as an after-hours club.

“They work under a county ordinance with a catering permit,” Hoffman said. “We haven’t had any major issues here before, but it’s a situation we deal with countywide.”

An investigation is ongoing.

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