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Woman pulled over by man impersonating law enforcement officer

Woman pulled over by man impersonating law enforcement officer

A man impersonating a law enforcement officer pulled over a woman in Arkansas, according to the St. Francis County Sheriff’s Office. The incident happened Saturday on Highway 38 near Hughes. >> Read more trending news Investigators said a man impersonating a game and fish officer stopped a woman and asked to check her vehicle for guns. He had a blue light on his dash and was in a dark-colored pickup truck. The man did not show the woman a badge or a weapon. The incident happened during the daytime hours and appears to have been an isolated occurrence. Investigators said they believe they know who the man is, but no arrests were immediately made. Officials said the impersonator is not the same one who stopped people earlier this year.

Jacksonville man accused of burglarizing homes he was hired to fix after Irma

Jacksonville man accused of burglarizing homes he was hired to fix after Irma

A Jacksonville man is in jail, accused of burglarizing three homes he was hired to fix up after Hurricane Irma. The vacation rental homes were all on Ponte Vedra Boulevard in Ponte Vedra Beach. All three homes are owned by Vacation Quest. The company told the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office it hired Kyle Best to “board up and clean up damaged vacation rental homes after Hurricane Irma.” At 5:30 on CBS47 @ActionNewsJax: #Jacksonville man accused of burglarizing 3 homes in #PonteVedraBeach that he was hired to fix up after Hurricane #Irma pic.twitter.com/sLmK8oqTlq — Jenna Bourne (@jennaANjax) November 22, 2017 “It’s distressing to say the least, but I really feel sorry for the homeowners, because they’ve already had a really hard blow with the storm,” said Esther Nichols, who is renting out a vacation home a few doors down from one of the burglarized homes. Best’s arrest reports say he pawned multiple televisions in Jacksonville. A man working in the garage of one of the burglarized rentals on Wednesday identified himself as Vacation Quest leadership. He did not want to go on camera, but said he’s glad Best was caught. Best’s arrest reports say he denied being involved with the burglaries, and claimed another man who was also hired to clean up those vacation homes asked him to pawn the televisions. The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office told Action News Jax that man is Julian Cortez, who has two outstanding warrants for the crime, but has not been arrested. Best is being held on $60,000 bond.

Mother accused of using kids to steal from Macy’s, police say

Mother accused of using kids to steal from Macy’s, police say

Police in Austin, Texas, are looking for a woman who they say stole merchandise from a Macy’s department store with the help of another woman and four children no older than 10 years old. >> Read more trending news Investigators are looking for 27-year-old Martha Monique Lopez, who is charged with robbery by assault, according to an arrest affidavit filed this week. On Nov. 12, police received a call around 2 p.m. from a store employee who watches for shoplifters at the Macy’s in the Domain shopping center. She told police she was watching the children, who were between 7 and 10 years old, through a security camera. According to the affidavit, they re-entered the store and met two women near the hotel bedding and pillow area. The store worker told police that she saw the women point to some pillows, which the children then picked up before they “exited the store past the last point of purchase without attempting to pay for the items,” the affidavit said. The worker said in the affidavit that she confronted the children and identified herself as a Macy’s employee, after which point she said the children complied and started to come back with her to a store office. The employee told police that as they were going back to the office, the two women approached her and one of them told her to let the children go and then pushed her, according to the affidavit. The other woman and the children began running away, the employee told police. She tried to grab the children, but the “female who told her to let her children go began to punch (her) on the left side of her face, chest and left arm with a closed fist causing (her) pain and redness,” the affidavit said. The employee told police that she “tried to grab the female to detain her but the female took off running and (she) ripped (the woman’s) shirt off of her and the female ran out of the store wearing just a black bra,” the affidavit said. A customer saw the woman running from the store and saw her and the children get into a white 2009 Chevy Malibu with a Texas license plate that matched a car registered to Lopez, according to the affidavit. Lopez was also identified by the store worker from a photo taken during a previous arrest, police said.

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Tax reform dominates as Congress takes a Thanksgiving break

Congressional Republicans left Capitol Hill late last week excited about the prospects for sweeping legislation which would deliver tax cuts and tax reform, as with approval of a House tax bill, the focus has shifted to the Senate, and whether GOP leaders can muster the needed votes to approve a slightly different GOP tax measure after Thanksgiving.

“This bill gives Americans more take home pay by cutting taxes and preserving deductions for home mortgage interest and charitable contributions,” said Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) – while he’s on board, only a handful of GOP Senators are expected to determine the fate of [More]