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Police: SWAT team arrests man after he shoots mother, fires at police

Police: SWAT team arrests man after he shoots mother, fires at police

Police have a man in custody after they said he shot his mother and then shot at officers before an hours-long standoff with police. Investigators told Channel 2’s Carl Willis that the man's mother had to roll under a car to save herself and call for help. 'It doesn't sound like small town Braselton,' neighbor Tim Tanksley said. Tanksley said he was shocked to see the entrance to his neighborhood along Charlie Cooper Road blocked off with armored vehicles Friday afternoon as officers moved in on a man holed up in his house after investigators say he shot his mother in the back. 'He shot her outside. She was able to roll up under a vehicle,' Jackson County Sheriff Janis Mangum told Willis. TRENDING STORIES: Watch: Priest slaps crying baby during baptism ceremony 4 Wendy’s employees accused of dealing meth at restaurant There's a new mosquito-borne virus in town, and you may have it When deputies arrived, the sheriff said the man fired at them too. 'Even the UPS driver caught two rounds in the side of his truck, so he was pretty much shooting wildly,' Tanksley said. One of the deputies shot the suspect before he retreated into his house, creating a standoff that lasted over an hour before Hall County SWAT went in and got him. 'What are the questions that you and your agency still have about this?” Willis asked Mangum. “I'm just thankful my deputies are OK and they're not hit, hurt, dead. I’m just thankful. That's all I can think about right now,” Mangum said. The sheriff said a small child was in the home but was taken from the scene before the shooting began. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was called in to process the scene as neighbors processed what happened next door. 'I moved away from the city to try to go somewhere where this stuff doesn't happen. It doesn't really matter where you're at,' Tanksley said. The suspect's injuries are not life threatening. He and his mother were taken to nearby hospitals.

Trump: GOP should give up on immigration until after 2018 elections

Trump: GOP should give up on immigration until after 2018 elections

A day after Republicans in the House defeated one more conservative immigration reform plan, and delayed action until next week on a second bill because of a lack of GOP votes, President Donald Trump on Friday suggested a different avenue entirely – urging Republicans in Congress to drop the issue until after the November elections. “Republicans should stop wasting their time on Immigration until after we elect more Senators and Congressmen/women in November,” the President tweeted early on Friday morning, saying the answer was simple – get more GOP lawmakers in the 2018 mid-term elections. “Elect more Republicans in November and we will pass the finest, fairest and most comprehensive Immigration Bills anywhere in the world,” Mr. Trump pledged, as he blamed Democrats and the Senate rules, which would force him to get 60 votes to do what he wants on immigration. Mr. Trump’s suggestion came as GOP leaders were still looking for a magic legislative formula on immigration reform, as the issue has divided Republicans in both the House and Senate. Even if we get 100% Republican votes in the Senate, we need 10 Democrat votes to get a much needed Immigration Bill – & the Dems are Obstructionists who won’t give votes for political reasons & because they don’t care about Crime coming from Border! So we need to elect more R’s! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2018 Elect more Republicans in November and we will pass the finest, fairest and most comprehensive Immigration Bills anywhere in the world. Right now we have the dumbest and the worst. Dems are doing nothing but Obstructing. Remember their motto, RESIST! Ours is PRODUCE! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2018 Republicans should stop wasting their time on Immigration until after we elect more Senators and Congressmen/women in November. Dems are just playing games, have no intention of doing anything to solves this decades old problem. We can pass great legislation after the Red Wave! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2018 The suggestion by the President that immigration efforts are a waste of time came as Republicans were trying to fine tune a second immigration bill in the House, with hopes of approving that next week, before lawmakers go home for a July Fourth break. Many GOP lawmakers had been hoping that the President instead would come out very publicly in favor of those efforts, and help convince some reluctant House Republicans to get on board, and vote for the plan, despite misgivings about certain provisions.

Pharmacist, employee save two men who overdosed outside store

Pharmacist, employee save two men who overdosed outside store

A local pharmacist and one of his employees are credited with saving the life of man who overdosed outside their store. Pharmacist Ira Katz and assistant Desiree Cross work at the Little Five Points Pharmacy, one of the few family pharmacies left in Atlanta. A couple of weeks ago, someone ran to the door calling for help. A man was nodded out in his car. “Knocked on the window. He was passed out ... knocked on the window, no response,” Katz said. “Felt for his pulse, very faint pulse. He was not breathing.” He called on Cross to bring out Narcan, a nasal spray that can reverse a heroin or opioid drug overdose. Katz gave the man two shots of the spray and pulled him from the car. “Desiree and I put him on the ground, and I began CPR,” Katz said. TRENDING STORIES: Watch: Priest slaps crying baby during baptism ceremony 4 Wendy’s employees accused of dealing meth at restaurant There's a new mosquito-borne virus in town, and you may have it Minutes later paramedics arrived. “Just as they pulled up, he started to breathe and everyone cheered, ‘Hey, we got him back, we got him back.’ Everyone was, like, applauding. It was an amazing moment,” Katz said. “If you hadn't found him and you had not administered the Narcan, there's a good likelihood he would have died?” Channel 2’s Tom Regan asked Cross. “He would have died,” she responded. Just a few days after that overdose, the pharmacist's assistant responded to another overdose in the shopping center parking lot. “I just automatically grabbed the Narcan and ran out,” she said. She helped revive him with Narcan and CPR. Katz says both men are very fortunate to be alive. “Thank God he was in the parking lot of a pharmacy,” Cross said. “I think Narcan should be in everyone's first-aid kit and medicine cabinet.' Katz says the parents of the first overdose victim stopped in to thank him. “Offered to pay for my service. I didn't expect any payment. I was just doing my job,” he said.

For the first time in two years, Jamie Dupree has returned to radio.
For the first time in two years, Jamie Dupree has returned to radio.
For the first time in two years, Jamie Dupree has returned to radio.
For the first time in two years, Jamie Dupree has returned to radio.
Gulf grows between Trump and Congress on trade

As President Donald Trump this week threatened $200 billion in new tariffs on Chinese imports, and then warned Europe that he would slap a 20 percent tariff on imported automobiles, members of both parties Congress accused the administration of starting a trade war which could cause collateral economic damage across the United States.

The differences were on display at a hearing Wednesday with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who took a bipartisan tongue lashing on a recent round of tariffs levied on imported steel and aluminum from Canada, Mexico and Europe.

“We’re picking winners and losers,” argued Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA), who said [More]