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    Israel is preparing to extradite a 63-year-old citizen to the United States, where he is wanted on suspicion of killing his mother.The state prosecution says Monday it has asked the court to declare Thomas Joseph Gross fit for extradition. The American extradition request says Gross travelled to Florida in 2012 to visit his mother. The night before his return to Israel he allegedly drugged her and stabbed her to death in her car outside her Lakewood Ranch home. The next morning he called 911, saying he had found her body, and tried to portray the scene as a suicide or robbery gone wrong.Gross' Israeli lawyer says he was previously questioned and released by authorities and the extradition is a shaming attempt by his sister over an inheritance battle.
  • Authorities have made an arrest after a man was found stabbed to death at a motel in Georgia.Police in Dublin were called Saturday morning to the Candlelite Motel, where they found the man dead in one of the rooms. Dublin Police Chief Tim Chatman identified the victim as Alan Coon.WMAZ-TV reports police arrested 27-year-old Angela Christian in connection with the stabbing. It was not immediately known if she had an attorney.Chatman said the stabbing appears to have resulted from a domestic dispute. Dublin is located roughly 50 miles (80 kilometers) east of Macon.___Information from: WMAZ-TV, http://www.wmaz.com/
  • The lingering threat of icy roads is keeping some schools closed in Georgia days after a winter storm covered parts of the Deep South with snow.News outlets report schools in several metro Atlanta counties were closed Monday as well as in other parts of northern Georgia. They included Cobb and Paulding counties, where about 12 inches (30 centimeters) of snow fell Friday and Saturday.While the snowfall ended early in the weekend, overnight temperatures have remained below freezing. The National Weather Service says black ice on roads will remain a threat Monday morning, with temperatures warming before noon.The unusually heavy December snow storm caused flurries in New Orleans and dumped several inches in portions of Mississippi and Alabama.
  •  21-year-old Korey Richardson is in police custody after a four-hour long standoff at Southside apartment complex.  Witnesses told police they heard what sounded like a man beating a woman inside of the units. They also said they saw the woman run away from the apartment, but the man chased after her, grabbed her and dragged her back into the apartment.  A small child was also with the man and woman.  Responding officers tried to contact the two inside but they were unable to. A SWAT callout was initiated after there was a concern it was a hostage situation, and Richardson was not letting the woman leave.  The woman was eventually released along with the child. Police reported she had minor injuries but the child was okay.  Shortly after the woman and child were released, Richardson surrendered and was taken into custody.  He’s facing a Battery and False Imprisonment charge.
  • The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office responded to a domestic situation late Sunday night at the Park Levanzo Apartment Homes.  JSO met with witnesses who said they heard what sounded like a man beating a woman in one of the apartment as well as seeing a woman try to flee when a man chased after her, grabbed her and dragged her back into the apartment.  According to the witnesses, there was also a small child with them.  After JSO attempted to make contact with the people in the apartment, they called SWAT onto the scene due to a potential hostage situation.  Shortly after 3:15 a.m. SWAT could be seen clearing the scene after the woman and child were able to leave the apartment and JSO was able to take the suspect into custody when he exited the apartment shortly after.  The suspect was identified as Korey Richardson and is being charged with domestic battery and false imprisonment.  Richardson is scheduled to make his first appearance in court Monday at 1 p.m. This is a developing story. Refresh this page, follow @ActionNewsJax on Twitter and watch Action News Jax for the latest. #ANJaxBreaking I’m on scene of a swat situation in an apt complex behind the Alhambra theater off beach Blvd. instructions being given over bullhorn, hearing dog bark-saw K9 on scene earlier. pic.twitter.com/oYtGOUajo3 — Cole Heath (@ColeANjax) December 11, 2017 #anjaxbreaking swat scene clearing. Appears jso has taken someone into custody. pic.twitter.com/P3DKSCheBY — Cole Heath (@ColeANjax) December 11, 2017 Large police presence leaving completed swat situation at s.side apartment complex. Suspect appears to have been taken into custody pic.twitter.com/Z9jKLioDLR — Cole Heath (@ColeANjax) December 11, 2017 Jso called in because of threat of possible hostage situation. Started as domestic between man and his girlfriend. Girlfriend and their baby were allowed to leave by suspect. Suspect eventually surrendered, arrested. Some neighbors evacuated. pic.twitter.com/KRyNCat7x4 — Cole Heath (@ColeANjax) December 11, 2017 I found JSO records showing man matching name/charges of person taken into custody over SWAT standoff on Southside this morning has a JSO record... including arrest for same charges last year. He's due in court later today. pic.twitter.com/2qNYDzusIL — Cole Heath (@ColeANjax) December 11, 2017
  • A massive boom shook homes across Pasco, Hillsborough and Polk counties over the weekend. Residents called government hotlines, and theories swirled online. Could it be military operations? An explosion? A meteor? Supersonic jets?Half a dozen government agencies all had the same answer Saturday: We don't know, but we didn't do it.Tampa Bay is surrounded by military bases and has a long history of mysterious booms often attributed to military tests. But those military bases said they didn't cause the 1:45 p.m. boom. The Tampa Bay Times said there was one possible explanation: Two F-15 fighters were given permission by NORAD to fly at supersonic speed — in excess of 760 mph — over the Gulf of Mexico, said Canadian Air Force Lt. Marco Chouinard, a NORAD spokesman.___Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.), http://www.tampabay.com.
  • Monday marks three months since Hurricane Irma blew into Central Florida on Sept. 11 with gusty winds that toppled trees and shook loose several million cubic yards of branches and limbs. The Orlando Sentinel reports that taxpayer-funded cleanup, hampered initially by a shortage of emergency debris-removal crews, is nearly done.Frank Yokiel, project manager for Orange County Public Works, says contractors are making a third — and final — pass in unincorporated neighborhoods.Orlando hopes to be reimbursed for most of its pick up and disposal expenses by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which announced in September it would repay 90 percent of eligible expenses. But most county governments in Central Florida, all of which have spent millions, worry it could take years for FEMA to repay them.___Information from: Orlando Sentinel, http://www.orlandosentinel.com/
  • Some women, and men, worry the same climate that's emboldening women to speak up about sexual misconduct could backfire by making some men wary of female colleagues.Forget private meetings and get-to-know-you dinners. Beware of banter. Think twice before a high-ranking man mentors a young female staffer.'I have already heard the rumblings of a backlash: 'This is why you shouldn't hire women,'' Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg wrote in a recent post .'So much good is happening to fix workplaces right now. Let's make sure it does not have the unintended consequence of holding women back,' said Sandberg, author of the working women's manifesto 'Lean In.'Ana Quincoces, a Miami-based attorney and entrepreneur who owns her own food line, says her business and its success involves working mostly with men, and sales and other activities are often concluded over lunch or drinks. Those opportunities, she says, are dwindling, because many of the men she knows through her business 'are terrified.'There's a feeling of this wall that wasn't there that is suddenly up because they don't know what's appropriate anymore — it's disconcerting,' Quincoces said. 'I feel that they're more careful, more formal in their relationships with co-workers. And I can't say I blame them, because what's happened is pervasive. Every day there's a new accusation.'She said many of the men she knows are now avoiding one-on-one social occasions that were normal in the past.'This is going to trickle down into all industries. ... It's going to become the new normal,' Quincoces said. 'It's a good thing because women are not afraid anymore, but on the other side, it's a slippery slope.'Americans were already edgy about male-female encounters at work: A New York Times/Morning Consult poll of 5,300 men and women last spring found almost two-thirds thought workers should be extra careful around opposite-sex colleagues, and around a quarter thought private work meetings between men and women were inappropriate.But in a season of outcry over sexual misconduct, some men are suddenly wondering whether they can compliment a female colleague or ask about her weekend. Even a now-former female adviser to the head of Pennsylvania's Democratic Party suggested on Facebook that men would stop talking to women altogether because of what she portrayed as overblown sexual misconduct claims.Certain managers are considering whether to make sure they're never alone with a staffer, despite the complications of adding a third person in situations like performance reviews, says Philippe Weiss, who runs the Chicago-based consultancy Seyfarth Shaw at Work.Philadelphia employment lawyer Jonathan Segal says some men are declaring they'll just shut people out of their offices, rather than risk exchanges that could be misconstrued.'The avoidance issue is my biggest concern, because the marginalization of women in the business world is at least as big a problem as harassment,' Segal says. A recent report involving 222 North American companies found the percentage of women drops from 47 percent at the entry level to 20 percent in the C suite.Vice President Mike Pence has long said he doesn't have one-on-one meals with any woman except his wife and wants her by his side anywhere alcohol is served, as part of the couple's commitment to prioritizing their marriage. The guidelines have 'been a blessing to us,' the Republican told Christian Broadcasting Network News in an interview this month.Employment attorneys caution that it can be problematic to curb interactions with workers because of their gender, if the practice curtails their professional opportunities. W. Brad Johnson, a co-author of a book encouraging male mentors for women, says limiting contact sends a troubling message.'If I were unwilling to have an individual conversation with you because of your gender, I'm communicating 'you're unreliable; you're a risk,'' says Johnson, a U.S. Naval Academy psychology professor.Jessica Proud, a communications professional and Republican political consultant in New York City, said it would be wrong if this national 'day of reckoning' over sexual misconduct resulted in some men deciding not to hire, mentor or work with women. She recalled a campaign she worked on where she was told she couldn't travel with the candidate because of how it might look.'I'm a professional, he's a professional. Why should my career experience be limited?' she said. 'That's just as insulting in a lot of ways.'___Associated Press writers Verena Dobnik in New York, David Klepper in Albany, N.Y. and Andrew Welsh-Huggins in Columbus, Ohio, contributed to this report.
  • Seattle coach Pete Carroll is ready to move on.He wants to ignore what might have been in a 30-24 loss at Jacksonville. He wants to erase Blair Walsh's latest missed field goal. He wants to forget about those three turnovers and that ugly ending that included two ejections.It's in the best interest of his team, which could be facing its biggest game of the season next week against the Los Angeles Rams.The Seahawks (8-5) caught a break Sunday when the Rams lost to Philadelphia on the same day Seattle lost to Jacksonville.Now, next week's home game against Los Angeles (9-4) could be for the NFC West title. The Seahawks have two more games remaining against Dallas and Arizona, but they know bouncing back after losing to the Jaguars is the key to potentially hosting a playoff game.'Right back where we were,' Carroll said. 'We've been looking at this game coming up, that this could be the one for the division, to make a difference, and it's a huge opportunity for us — and for them as well.'It should be a great matchup, and they've been playing great football, and we look forward to getting ready. I can't wait to get back. I wish we could just be back, but it's going to take us a little while.'Quarterback Russell Wilson wasted little time turning the page. He even talked to teammates in the locker room about what's at stake next week.'The reality is we are fighting for first place next week,' Wilson said. 'Just reminding guys the reality of the situation is we have to come back stronger and be better and everything else. But the great thing is we get to fight for first place. Our division is very, very tough. The Rams are a great football team, so we have to go make it happen.'Here are some other things we learned about the Seahawks and Jaguars:WILSON'S RALLYWilson rallied the Seahawks from deficits of 27-10 and 30-17 in the fourth quarter, and had a chance to take the lead in the closing minutes before he misfired on a fourth-and-9 play from midfield. He completed 17 of 31 passes for 271 yards, with three touchdowns and three interceptions. It was his fourth game with three or more interceptions and first since throwing five against Green Bay in December 2016.'Guys get open bang, bang, bang,' Wilson said. 'Next thing you know, we're in the game. They're terrified for a second there.'LATE MELTDOWNSeattle drew four flags and had two players ejected in the final minute. Defensive end Quinton Jefferson and defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson were tossed, and Carroll was penalized for walking into the huddle. Jefferson was leaving the field when he stopped to exchange words with fans. Someone appeared to throw a beer at him, and he had to be restrained by his shoulder pads and escorted to the locker room. It was an ugly ending to an exciting game. The chaos started when Seahawks defensive tackle Michael Bennett seemingly dived at center Brandon Linder's knees.'It's disappointing,' Wilson said. 'I think we have better judgment than that. It's such a physical game. We are fighting for every inch, every opportunity. I know those guys are remorseful or whatever. They are fighting for the ball, fighting for something, just fighting for a way. I don't believe there is a necessary excuse for it. I think we can be better as players and as men and everything else.'ROOKIES SHINEJaguars rookies Dede Westbrook and Keelan Cole had their best games as pros. Westbrook caught five passes for 81 yards, including his first career touchdown . Cole had three receptions for 99 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown on a perfect pass from Blake Bortles.'We played pretty well,' Westbrook said. 'That's how I was able to get open and get those big plays down the field.'BORTLES' BESTBortles had one of the best games of his career. Coming off a strong outing against Indianapolis, Bortles was equally efficient and effective against the Seahawks. He completed 18 of 27 passes for 268 yards and two touchdowns. It was the fourth time this season and fifth time in four years that Bortles finished a game with no turnovers and no sacks.'It's huge,' Bortles said. 'We talk about it every day, every day throughout the week. We have to make sure we take care of the ball and don't turn it over.'___More AP NFL: http://pro32.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL
  • The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's 'Cash 3 Night' game were:6-0-8(six, zero, eight)