OXFORD COUNTY, ME. (THECOUNT) — Heather Bickford and Dana Hill, from Canton, Maine, have been identified as the man and woman found inside a South Paris apartment Tuesday night, according to officials.
The bodies of Bickford and Hill, both 31, were discovered in an apartment adjacent to the Market Square Restaurant after police were called to perform a welfare check at the location around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, according Maine State Police.
Market Square Restaurant is located at 24 Market St, in South Paris, Maine.
Bickford’s two children, ages 8 and 2 months, were present in the apartment but were uninjured. They have been placed in HHS custody, according to wgme.
Police say they were called to the apartment around 8:30 p.m. by a man who knows the couple. Continue reading
Was it a drug-smuggling ring or a shipment of a top secret ingredient? Workers at a Coca-Cola factory in southern France this week discovered $56 million of cocaine in a shipment.
Officials are saying the massive amount of cocaine was found in a shipment of orange juice concentrate. The packaging for the white stuff was surprisingly similar to that of an “ingredient” used in the processing of Coca-Cola, rather than that of a clandestine drug shipment.
The factory, which is in the town of Signes, near the Mediterranean coast, produces concentrates for various drinks. Continue reading
Via wiki: Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (French: Aéroport de Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle,) also known as Roissy Airport (or just Roissy in French), is one of the world’s principal aviation centres, as well as France’s largest international airport. It is named after Charles de Gaulle (1890–1970), leader of the Free French Forces and founder of the French Fifth Republic, as well as the President of France from 1959 to 1969.
The airport is located within portions of several communes, 25 km (16 mi) to the northeast of Paris. The airport serves as the principal hub for Air France as well as a European hub for Delta Air Lines.
A rumor has surfaced been published claiming that The Doors‘ singer, Jim Morrison, is alive and living in Paris.
Morrison, who in 1971 died of a drug overdose at age 27, is reportedly alive and residing in a Paris retirement home.
According to Reuters and the Associated Press International, James Douglas Morrison, the lead singer of the rock group, “The Doors,” is alive in a Paris retirement home. Continue reading
UPDATE: Fugitive terror suspect Salah Abdeslam was captured on Friday during a police operation in Brussels, judicial sources told Belgian newspaper De Standaard. The fingerprints of Salah Abdeslam, one of the most wanted men in Europe for his role in the Paris attacks, were discovered by police after they raided a residence in Brussels on Tuesday.
The anti-terror operation ended in a shootout that left one suspect dead this week, but now Belgian officials say Abdeslam may be one of the people that escaped.
Police have been on the hunt for 26-year-old Brussel’s native Abdeslam for months after he fled Paris following the attacks. Continue reading
Jessie Hughes, the lead singer of the band Eagles of Death Metal, made a shocking claim during an interview with the FOX Business Network, saying he believes the Paris terrorist attack on his band and concertgoers may have been an inside job.
Hughes said he thinks security guards at the venue may have been involved in the attack that left over 130 of his fans dead..
“When I first got to the venue and walked in, I walked past the dude who was supposed to be the security guard for the backstage. He didn’t even look at me. Continue reading
Reports are saying that a group of armed men stormed a building and took hostages in the northern French town of Roubaix.
Local reports say the incident took place at around 19:00 local French time.
Witnesses reported gunshots being fired. Media reports say the area has been closed off by police. Continue reading
A man in Paris cleaning the sidewalk found explosive belt containing the same bolts and explosives used by the Paris attackers on Monday. The belt was located in a pile of trash in the southern suburb of Montrouge.
According to Paris officials, the belt that was stumbled upon near the same spot that fugitive Saleh Abdeslam‘s cell phone was said to be on the day of the attacks that killed 130 people.
The three police officials who gave information to the Associated Press about the belt could not be named because they were not authorized to discuss the investigation. Investigators are currently running tests on the belt to seek further comparisons to the ones used in the attacks. Abdeslam remains on the run despite numerous raids across France and Belgium aimed at arresting him and sussing out other suspects in the plotting of the attacks. The discovery comes as officials in Brussels, Beligum, where Abdeslam and his brother, who also participated in the attacks, used to live, are maintaining a heightened terror alert level following a series of raids over the weekend. h/t mashable
City officials announced that subways and schools would reopen on Wednesday and the terror threat level would be reassessed early next week.
Animal lovers and law enforcement worldwide are mourning the loss of Diesel, the police dog who was killed during the anti-terrorism raids in a Paris suburb.
French authorities say Diesel was killed by ISIS terrorists in the Saint-Denis raids. Police were targeting the suspected mastermind of the Paris attacks and as a result, raided Saint-Denis apartments.
Officials say Diesel was one of many assault and explosives search dogs used in raids and these animals are “indispensable” when it comes to the operations of these raids. Continue reading
As heard on the video below, heavy gunfire was exchanged in a Paris suburb as police conducted an anti-terror raid.
A CNN affiliate reported that police had been injured in raid executed in Saint-Denis.