By Jueseppi B.
Amber Alert issued for girl, 5, abducted from Poplar Bluff
An Amber Alert has been issued for a 5-year-old girl believed to have been abducted from her Poplar Bluff, Mo., home.
Police say Abigail Berthoff was abducted sometime between 10 p.m. Tuesday and 6 a.m. Wednesday.
The Star’s reporting partner, KCTV-5, said authorities believe Abigail may with Jeffery Shelton, 45, who is driving a silver 2001 Nissan Pathfinder with Missouri licenses PJ8-Z5M.
Abigail is described as a bi-racial girl with brown hair and green eyes.
Officers described Shelton as 6-feet tall, 175 pounds with brown hair and green eyes.
Jeffery Shelton, 45 is a convicted sex offender.
Anyone seeing Abigail or Shelton they are urged to call 911 or the Poplar Bluff Police Department at 573-785-5776.
Cops: ‘Armed and dangerous’ suspect wanted in World Changers shooting
Police have a suspect, identified as Floyd Palmer, 52.
Police were searching Wednesday for an “armed and dangerous” suspect in the fatal shooting of a man Wednesday morning at World Changers Church International in College Park.
Floyd Palmer, 52, is wanted in connection with the fatal shooting in the church’s chapel, according to Fulton County police Cpl. Kay Lester.
Lester said Palmer, a former employee who resigned in August, “walked calmly into the church and left just as calmly,” after the shooting.
Police have not identified the victim who was shot around 10:30 a.m. and later died. Lester said it was not yet clear whether the victim was targeted by the shooter or shot randomly. Lester said the victim was leading prayer at the time of the shooting in the chapel where 20 to 25 people were gathered. Lester said police were in the process of interviewing witnesses.
Channel 2 reported that the victim was a member of the church’s production crew and a facilities maintenance manager at the church.
Creflo Dollar is the pastor of the megachurch. He was not at the church at the time of the shooting, according to Lester.
Earlier police said the suspect left the scene in a black Subaru.
Karen Webb, who had taken her mother to the church for Bible study, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that she was told the victim was shot six times.
“I brought my mother up here to go to church — every Wednesday she attends Bible study. As soon as we get here I’m told someone has been shot,” Webb said. “He was one of the praise leaders.” Webb said she was told the shooter was a 20-year member of the church.
Antonio Wills, a former member who lives near the church, said the incident sends “a shock wave through the city.”
Wills said his thoughts were on the man who was killed.
“Hopefully everybody will pray for the victim’s family,” he said.
Fulton County Police asked the school district to lock down Bethune Elementary School and McNair Middle, according to schools spokeswoman Susan Hale. She said the lockdown was lifted around 11 a.m. There was no disruption to the schools or testing, she told Channel 2.
Dollar started World Changers Ministries in 1986 with eight members, holding services in the cafeteria of a local elementary school, according to the church’s website. Its campus now occupies 81 acres, with services held in the 8,500-seat World Dome. Dollar is a regular on the Trinity Broadcasting Network.
The Donald Chump Is at It Again…..
“It’s very big. Bigger than anybody would know,” Trump said.
Now rumor has it that his big “surprise” is divorce papers allegedly drawn up by the first lady and the president during a rough patch in their relationship in the year 2000.
Meanwhile, outspoken liberal attorney Gloria Allred has plans to make arevelation of her own up her sleeve. She will be in court tomorrow trying to unseal testimony of Mitt Romney’s from a prior court case, the nature of which is currently unknown.
As speculation grows about Trump, the conservative business mogul put his own statement out via Facebook, which read: “This is not a media event or about Donald J. Trump— this is about the United States of America. I will be making the announcement on Facebook and Twitter tomorrow.”
Donald ‘Bombshell’ Fails to Blow Up
Donald Trump today pledged $5 million to a charity of President Obama’s choice, provided the president makes public his college applications and transcripts and releases his passport history, a far cry from the October-surprisebombshell Trump had promised.
Calling the offer a “major announcement,” Trump released a video via Twitter at noon to much ballyhoo, and his online followers grew by the hundreds in the moments before the video was released.
“I have a deal for the president,” Trump said. “If Barack Obama opens up and gives his college records and applications, and passport application and records, I will give to a charity of his choice, a check immediately for $5 million.”
Trump, the New York billionaire real estate developer whose knack for self-promotion and showmanship have landed him a reality-television show, has needled the president in the past, calling him the “the worst president ever” and briefly threatening to run against him.
Trump took credit last year when Obama was forced to release his birth certificate, laying to rest a long-simmering rumor that the president was not born in the United States.
“I’m very honored to have got him to release his long-form birth certificate, or whatever it may be,” Trump said in the video.
Since the release of the birth certificate in April 2011, Trump has called on the president to release other personal documents, including his college transcripts.
“President Obama is the least transparent president in the history of this country,” Trump said. “We know very little about this president.”
A frequently disproven conspiracy theory has dogged Obama since his 2008 election, that he has not been forthcoming about his past in an effort to cover up shady details about his biography, including his place of birth.
Obama has written two memoirs that delve into his African heritage and childhood spent partly in Indonesia.
When asked about Trump’s comments, Obama campaign chief David Plouffe told reporters: “Direct your questions to Boston [Mitt Romney's campaign headquarters], he’s Romney’s biggest supporter.”
Trump had been teeing up this announcement for days, and many hoped for a game-changing October surprise.
Liberals were also hoping for a late-breaking smear on Mitt Romney that would alter a neck-and-neck race for the White House, but that also fell flat today.
A Massachusetts judge will hold another hearing Thursday before deciding whether to unseal testimony Romney gave in a 1990s divorce case. Some people have accused Romney of lying under oath so a friend and political backer, Staples founder Tom Stemberg, would not have to pay off his wife.
Calls to Romney’s attorney were not immediately returned.
I see this failed attempt at free publicity as just that: The attempts by a weak, pathetic, racist caucasian male to keep his name in the Presidential campaign. Donald The Chump didn’t have the balls to run for the Presidency, but he wants to be a maker of Presidents.
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