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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 are investigating after a mother said she was shot by her son Friday afternoon. The woman called 911 around 4:30 p.m. to report the shooting at a home on Charlie Cooper Road. Police said the son had barricaded himself in the home and officers called the Hall County SWAT team in to assist. Channel 2's Carl Willis is at the scene gathering information on this developing story for LIVE report on the Channel 2 Action News Nightbeat at 11 p.m. 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 Police announced in a news conference Friday evening that the son was taken into custody after a shootout and stand off with police.  The mother was taken to a nearby hospital, where she was listed in critical condition. Sheriff Janis Mangum telling us she’s thankful none of her deputies was injured in shootout with suspect who allegedly shot his mother. She says the suspect was also shot before getting in a standoff. pic.twitter.com/5cFmGmmvVX — Carl Willis (@CarlWillisWSB) June 23, 2018

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.
House approves big, bipartisan bill to deal with opioid crisis

In a fresh reminder that political cooperation is not dead on Capitol Hill, the House on Friday overwhelmingly approved a sweeping package of over fifty bipartisan bills to address the misuse of prescription opioid pain medicine, as lawmakers voted to expand a variety of services under Medicare and Medicaid to deal with the drug scourge.

“We can do things when we put partisan politics aside and work together,” said Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), one of a number of lawmakers who touted various provisions in the sweeping opioids measure.

“This particular bill, H.R. 6, is the crown jewel of all that [More]