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PICTURED: North Carolina cop, 25, who was shot dead by carjacking suspect, 29, who was also killed after injuring another officer

A North Carolina police officer and an armed carjacking suspect were killed in a shootout overnight that also wounded a second officer. The deadly gunfire exchange took place just before 11pm on Wednesday on Gateway Lane in Concord. The city’s about 23 miles northeast of Charlotte. Authorities on Thursday identified the slain officer as 25-year-old Jason Shuping, who joined the force last year.  During a press conference on Thursday, Concord Police Chief Gary Gacek said officers were responding to a report about a car crash on Bruton Smith Boulevard when they came upon a vehicle that had crashed into a guardrail and been abandoned. Concord police officer Jason Shuping, 25 , was shot dead, and his colleague Kaleb Robinson, 23 , was injured during a shootout with a suspect  A screenshot show the scene in Concord, North Carolina, on Wednesday night, after the deadly shootout  A suspected carjacker opened fire on the officers and was killed in the shootout  As the officers and an Alcohol L

So much for staying home! New Yorkers don skis and grab sleds to glide through Central Park after Storm Gail dumps 10 inches of snow and lakes freeze

New Yorkers donned their skis and grabbed sleds to glide through Central Park Thursday after Storm Gail dumped 10 inches of snow and plunging temperatures froze parts of the lakes.  Manhattan's iconic park was blanketed in 6.5 inches of snow and sleet by midnight Wednesday, and another 3.5 inches landed before many of the Big Apple's residents stirred Thursday morning.   By 8 a.m., Central Park was under 10 inches of snow and COVID-weary New Yorkers weren't about to pass up a chance to have some fun in the first snow of the 2020 season.  Dozens of people headed to the 'slopes' of Manhattan Thursday afternoon with plastic and makeshift sleds, and even skis.    New Yorkers donned their skis and grabbed sleds to glide through Central Park Thursday after Storm Gail dumped 10 inches of snow on it and plunging temperatures froze parts of the lakes Dozens of New Yorkers took to the slopes of Central Park's Pilgrim Hill Thursday after Manhattan's iconic park was bla

Six 'anti-government extremists' are indicted for 'plotting to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer by surveilling her home and blowing up a nearby bridge to prevent cops from responding'

A federal grand jury has charged six men with conspiring to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer in what investigators say was a plot by anti-government extremists who were angry over her coronavirus policies. The men allegedly surveilled the Democratic governor's vacation home, mapped out the nearest police stations, and suggested blowing up a connecting land bridge to prevent law enforcement officials from responding.  The indictment released Thursday by US Attorney Andrew Birge levied the conspiracy charge against Adam Dean Fox, Barry Gordon Croft Jr., Ty Gerard Garbin, Kaleb James Franks, Daniel Joseph Harris and Brandon Michael-Ray Caserta.  They are all from Michigan except for Croft, who lives in Delaware. The charge carries a maximum penalty of life in prison, Birge said in a statement. The six were arrested in early October following an FBI investigation into an alleged plot to kidnap the Democratic governor at her vacation home in northern Michigan. Defense attorneys

Bizarre moment gunman, 37, falls out of supermarket ceiling then shoots at cops during chase before finally being apprehended at gas station

Body camera and surveillance video showing a recent officer-involved shooting captured the moment an armed suspect fell from the ceiling at a Los Angeles-area supermarket and then opened fire at cops during a wild chase through the store aisles.  The incident took place back on November 1, but the Los Angeles Police Department released information, footage and 911 calls related to the armed confrontation on Wednesday.  According to the LAPD's description of the incident, at around 6pm on November 1, a man, later identified as 37-year-old Manuel Hernandez, was found inside the rear warehouse area of a grocery store in the 16900 block of Devonshire Street. Suspect Manuel Hernandez, 37, is seen standing atop a supermarket refrigerator after falling out of the ceiling during a standoff with the LAPD on November 1  Police were called to the LA-area store after Hernandez allegedly threatened a store employee with a gun  Hernandez removed his shirt during the standoff and told police he

Joe Biden picks Native American Deb Haaland to lead Department of Interior in historic choice putting her in charge of tribal lands

President-elect Joe Biden has chosen Rep. Deb Haaland to lead the Department of Interior, a historic pick in the Haaland will be the first Native American put in charge of the agency that oversees tribal lands.   Haaland, who just won a second term in the U.S. House, was supported by a broad coalition of tribal leaders and activists, mainstream Democrats, progressive activists and Hollywood stars.  While Haaland leaving the House will give the Democrats an even smaller majority, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she wouldn't get in the way, calling the freshman New Mexico congresswoman, 'one of the most respected and one of the best members of Congress I have served with.'  President-elect Joe Biden has picked Rep. Deb Haaland to be secretary of the Interior, making her the first Native American to lead the agency that oversees tribal lands  President-elect Joe Biden had been encouraged to pick Haaland by a broad coalition of tribal groups, mainstream Democrats, progressive a