Body Of Missing OH Man Leslie Thomas Reynolds Found In Frenchburg Red River Gorge

STANTON, KY. (THECOUNT) — Officials say a body found in Red River Gorge has been identified as Leslie Thomas Reynolds of Maineville, Ohio, the man reported missing Tuesday.

Reynolds, 29, was found near Indian Staircase, a popular looped trail that has steep climbs and overlooks, said the Menifee County coroner’s office.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the body was found in an area where Powell, Menifee and Wolfe counties meet. Continue reading

Child With Ebola Symptoms From Liberia Hospitalized In Chicago

A Chicago hospital has admitted two people pulled off a plane arriving at O’Hare from Liberia..

The passengers exhibited Ebola-like symptoms on separate flights Tuesday. One of the travelers is a child originating from Liberia.

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Officials from several area health agencies and hospitals in Chicago released a statement Tuesday saying there have been no confirmed cases of Ebola and there is no threat to the general public. Both travelers, a child and an adult, are undergoing medical evaluations for their symptoms, but are not currently being tested for Ebola.

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Airtanker Fighting Yosemite Fire Crashes

A plane employed to fight a fire that broke out in Yosemite National Park’s Dog Rock has crashed, authorities said.

The airtanker went down Tuesday afternoon while fighting near the Arch Rock entrance station.

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Fire crews and aircraft responded, and around 4:30 p.m. contact was lost with one airtanker. Emergency personnel were responding to its last known location, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said.

A Cal Fire spokesman confirmed the Grumman S-2T tanker crashed in “very difficult terrain.” No information about the pilot or any others potentially aboard was immediately available.

 
The tanker was one of four responding to the wildfire in addition to helicopters and 12 fire engines.

Several people in the area reported the downing of the aircraft.

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Mike Brown’s Memorial Just Burned Down

The memorial honoring the spot that Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri, last month, was burned down on this morning, Tuesday.

Trymaine Lee, a nearby resident suspected foul play: “They light candles every night with no problem,” the neighbor said. “I think somebody set it on fire. And that says a lot to me.”

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Drew Barrymore SISTER FOUND DEAD Days Before 48th Birthday

Jessica Barrymore, the half-sister of actress Drew Barrymore was found dead in a car in National City, San Diego Tuesday. She was 47.

Despite having rich and famous kin, (Jessica’s dad was actor John Barrymore,) Jessica struggled, working at a Petco animal supply store.

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The woman was found inside the car in the 900 block of Hoover Avenue at about 6 a.m.Tuesday. Continue reading

Too Old At 24? Beauty Queen STRIPPED Of Crown

Amanda Longacre, 24, appearing on the TODAY Show discussing what it’s like to be stripped of her Miss Delaware 2014 title.

Officials concluded Longacre was “too old” to compete while Longacre said she clearly stated her birthday in her contract. “It’s like they’re trying to erase me.”

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Pageant organizers stripped Longacre of her crown this week, saying her age violated a clause in rules for the parent competition, Miss America. Continue reading