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Georgia teen shot and killed in shopping mall after food court fight

Macon Mall parking lot


A 17-year-old male was shot and killed in the food court of a Macon, Georgia mall Sunday afternoon, the county coroner has confirmed. 

County Coroner Leon Jones confirmed the identity of the teen as Quentavious Moore in a statement to Fox News.

Macon Mall parking lot
(Google Maps)

Jones said Moore was shot multiple times at the mall, located at 3661 Eisenhower Parkway, after 4 p.m. 

GEORGIA MAN, 19, DEAD AFTER APPLEBEE’S FIGHT, WAS ‘ALL-AMERICAN’ WITH ‘HEART OF GOLD’

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office told WGXA that a fight had broken out in the food court and had gotten physical before the shooting. 

Moore was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead. 

Fox News has reached out to the police department and will update accordingly. 

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An investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on the matter is being asked to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500. 

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Firefighters working to extinguish large tree fire in Big Bear Lake sparked by lightning strikes

A lightning strike sparked a tree fire in Big Bear on July 31, 2021. (San Bernardino National Forest)


Firefighters in the Big Bear Lake area have been busy over the weekend after lightning strikes sparked a large tree to catch on fire, officials reported.

A lightning strike sparked a tree fire in Big Bear on July 31, 2021. (San Bernardino National Forest)

U.S. Forest Service firefighters responded to several lightning strike fires on Saturday, the San Bernardino National Forest said in a tweet. Because of the tree’s size and for safety reasons, it was unable to be taken down, but a fire crew was assigned to watch it overnight as it smoldered and put up smoke.

The tree fire was visible to the northeast shore of the lake.

As of Sunday morning, it was about 70% contained, forest officials said.

Firefighters and helicopters also responded to another lightning strike fire on Sunday upslope from where the tree caught fire on Saturday.

Officials said air craft will continue to be seen in the areas of Big Bear and Fawnskin, and reminded the public that drones present a danger for firefighters battling blazes.

“With our aircraft working above to extinguish this fire, this presents a dangerous situation,” the San Bernardino National Forest said in a tweet after spotting a drone overhead near the firefighters were working.”Remember, if you fly, we can’t.”



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Joe Manchin says he ‘can’t really guarantee anybody’ that the Democratic-led reconciliation package will pass the Senate

Joe Manchin


Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

  • Joe Manchin on Sunday said he couldn’t guarantee passage of the Senate reconciliation package.

  • “Would we like to do more? Yes, you can do what you can pay for,” the senator said on CNN.

  • AOC said the House could scuttle a bipartisan spending bill absent a reconciliation package with progressive priorities.

  • See more stories on Insider’s business page.

Sen. Joe Manchin on Sunday said that he “can’t really guarantee anybody” that the Democratic-led reconciliation package would be approved by the Senate.

During an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union,” the moderate West Virginia Democrat told host Jake Tapper that he couldn’t assure passage of any particular legislation.

“I can’t really guarantee anybody,” he said. “I have not guaranteed anybody on any of these pieces of legislation. Would we like to do more? Yes, you can do what you can pay for. This is paid for. Our infrastructure bill is all paid for. We don’t have a debt, that we’re going to incur more debt in throwing onto it.”

He added: “As far as reconciliation goes, it should be looked at the same. That’s why I said we’re going to get the budget resolution. Let’s start the process and then see where it goes.”

The Senate appears to be on the cusp of passing a roughly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill that has been heralded by President Joe Biden and will likely be voted in the coming week.

Biden and a group of Democratic and Republican senators in late June reached an agreement on a long-awaited plan that calls for eight years of spending investments that will fund critical infrastructure projects like highway and bridge upgrades.

A separate $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill hashed out by Senate Democrats would feature infrastructure priorities focused on childcare, clean energy, and education. The party is aiming to pass the legislation through the budget reconciliation process, which requires a simple-majority and isn’t subject to the 60-vote threshold needed to break a filibuster.

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However, with nonexistent GOP support for the larger spending bill, all 50 members of the Democratic caucus have to stick together in order for the legislation to pass.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday said during a separate interview with Tapper that there were “more than enough” Democratic House members who could scuttle the bipartisan infrastructure bill if the reconciliation package doesn’t pass the Senate.

The progressive New York Democrat told Tapper that if the $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill doesn’t pass the Senate, the House “will uphold our end of the bargain and not pass the bipartisan bill until we get all of these investments in,” a reference to “human infrastructure” priorities like universal pre-Kindergarten and climate initiatives.

During the interview, Manchin also raised concerns about the price tag of the legislation, expressing worries about the country’s long-term financial health.

“Someone should be concerned about getting your financial house in order,” he said. “So, I’m worried about that. I’m worried about inflation. But, with that, we’re going to pay for it. So, let’s see what the pay-fors – if they’re real.”

He added: “Are we going to go overboard and make ourselves noncompetitive? I wouldn’t be for that.”

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DC Mayor Bowser photographed maskless at wedding reception after reinstating mask mandate

DC Mayor Bowser photographed maskless at wedding reception after reinstating mask mandate


Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser was reportedly spotted without a face mask during an indoor wedding reception Saturday night, hours after her indoors mask mandate went into effect.

The Democratic mayor officiated a wedding at The Line DC hotel in the district’s Adams Morgan neighborhood, where she and hundreds of others went maskless, the Washington Examiner reported.

PHOTOS APPEAR TO SHOW DC MAYOR CELEBRATING BIRTHDAY MASKLESS HOURS BEFORE MANDATE WENT INTO EFFECT

“When approached by the Washington Examiner to explain why she was maskless at an event now legally obligated to enforce mask compliance, security blockaded the free press,” the outlet reported.

The event came just hours after Bowser’s order reinstating the district’s indoor mask mandate for everyone over 2 years old, regardless of vaccination status, went into effect at 5 a.m. Saturday.

The order specifies that enforcement provisions do not apply to members of the “federal government or legislative branch of the district government while those persons are on duty.”

Representatives for Bowser and The LINE hotel did not return Fox News’ requests for comment.

Just hours before the mandate was set to go into effect, photos on social media also appeared to show Bowser celebrating her upcoming birthday and posing for photos without a mask alongside comedian Dave Chappelle.

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“When your asked to Dj for the Mayor!!! Happy Birthday @mayor_bowser,” a caption on an Instagram post published by user Jeffrey Mercer Friday night says, accompanied by photos of Bowser and Chappelle attending a party. 

Bowser’s birthday is on Monday. 



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USA’s Berry: ‘I’ve earned the right to wear this uniform’

USA's Berry: 'I've earned the right to wear this uniform'


TOKYO (AP) — Outspoken hammer thrower Gwen Berry was as proud as any of the 600 American Olympians in Tokyo to be donning the red, white and blue uniform with the letters “USA” emblazoned across the chest.

“I feel like I’ve earned the right to wear this uniform,” she said Sunday, after making it safely through her qualifying round in her first appearance at the Tokyo Games.

She’d be even happier to be wearing it if she’s standing on the medals stand while her national anthem plays a few nights from now. If that happens, Berry promised she would do what she’s been doing whenever the spotlight shines her way.

“I’ll represent the oppressed people,” she said. “That’s been my message for the last three years.”

The 32-year-old Berry is on the ground floor of the athlete-activism movement that has enveloped the Olympics, not only since the torch was lighted at the stadium last week, but over the past two years.

She’s the one who raised her fist two years ago on the medals stand at the Pan American Games. That gesture s parked a wide-ranging debate, and then a review, of what is allowed in Olympic venues where political demonstrations have long been forbidden.

Over the first 10 days at the Olympics, that topic has taken a back seat to the subject of mental health, which, triggered by Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka, has become the center of discussion among athletes and the media in Tokyo.

Berry says that part matters to her, too. Her uncle passed away at the beginning of 2021, and her agent died just before the Olympic trials last month.

“I felt like I was going to quit this sport in February,” she said. “It’s been hard. But overall, I have to be thankful I’m alive, and I’m here, and I made it.”

Berry spent a subdued hour on the hot-and-humid field to start Day 3 of Olympic track.

In the morning’s only medal event, Gong Lijao of China won gold in the shot put, besting Raven Saunders of the United States, who threw in her trademark “Incredible Hulk” mask and now has a silver medal to go with her purple and green hair.

“I’m going to be me, unapologetically,” said Saunders, who is openly gay.

She has a fan in Berry, who got to know the shot putter when they were both at the University of Mississippi.

“We support each other a lot. We cry with each other a lot. So yeah, that’s my friend, for sure,” Berry said.

By this point, Berry knows who her friends are and who they aren’t.

At the U.S. Olympic trials last month, she sparked a firestorm on social media when she turned away from the flag while the national anthem played during the medals ceremony. USA Track and Field only played the anthem once a day at the event, and said it was purely coincidental that the song and Berry’s ceremony intersected.

Berry doesn’t believe that.

“I feel like they used that moment to take away from athletes who were on the podium because they knew how I’d respond,” she said.

None of that matters to her this week in Tokyo. If she reaches her goal — getting a win at the Olympics — the cameras and the anthem will be obliged to follow.

“I’m just focused on what I need to do,” Berry said. “Because all those people who hate me, they aren’t here. So they can’t affect me.”

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More AP Olympics: https://apnews.com/hub/2020-tokyo-olympics and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports



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‘Hungry Fire’ near 5 freeway in Gorman burns 340 acres, 30% contained

‘Hungry Fire’ near 5 freeway in Gorman burns 340 acres, 30% contained



A burning truck sparked a brush fire that is now burning more than 300 acres in Gorman Saturday, fire officials said. 

As of 7:20 p.m., the fire has burned 340 acres and is 30% contained, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said in a tweet

Dubbed the “Hungry Fire,” the blaze was reported around 3:20 p.m. in the 36000 block of Quail Canyon Road in the Hungry Valley.

Officials did not release details on whether there was anyone inside the truck that sparked the fire or if there were any injuries. 

Firefighters were able to stop the forward progression of the blaze. 

Officials evacuated the area and the California Highway Patrol issued a SigAlert, shutting down lanes 3 and 4 of the northbound 5 freeway at Vista Del Lago until further notice.

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