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Police find man hiding from officers inside dryer

Spokane police found a suspect Sunday hiding from officers inside of a dryer, officials said.

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Police shared a photo of the suspect on Facebook, writing:

"The adult version of hide and seek never turns out well for anyone."

The picture is from an officer's body camera footage. 

"In the early morning hours, members from power-shift and graveyard were working on a tip from our Domestic Violence Unit that an offender may go back to the victim's home, thus be in violation of a protection order," Spokane police said. "Officers spotted the suspect who ran inside and refused to come out." 

Police said the suspect was discovered by K-9 Murphy. 

No one was hurt.

Crews work to salvage duck boat that capsized in Missouri lake, killing 17

The U.S. Coast Guard will oversee salvage operations Monday aimed at raising the Ride the Ducks Branson boat that capsized in Missouri’s Table Rock Lake last week, killing 17.

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Divers were expected to swim down to the boat, which remained at the bottom of Table Rock Lake on Monday morning, and connect it to a crane that will lift it to the surface, according to The Associated Press. The boat is submerged in 80 feet of water, the AP reported.

Thirty-one people were onboard the duck boat when it sank Thursday as powerful winds swept through the area.

>> 9 members of one family among 17 killed in duck boat accident on lake in Branson, Missouri

Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader said the 17 people killed in the incident ranged in age from 1 to 76 years old and included nine members of the Coleman family. Eleven of the Colemans were on the Ride the Ducks Branson boat when it sank after traveling to the city for an annual family road trip, according to multiple reports.

>> 'I’m just lost': Relatives talk about losing 9 family members in duck boat accident

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the incident.

Federal authorities have already recovered a video recorder from the sunken boat, the Springfield News-Leader reported. Keith Holloway, a spokesman for the NTSB, told the newspaper they were still working to determine whether the device had recorded audio, or only video of Thursday’s incident.

Chick-fil-A enters meal-kit market

Since the advent of the microwave and the frozen dinner, companies have come up with ways to help the home cook put a meal on the table in minutes. Most recently, that’s meant the rise of meal-kit services, a sector now well-stocked with names like HelloFresh, Blue Apron, Home Chef, Freshly and Plated, and local contenders such as PeachDish and Garnish & Gather.

Add another name to the list: Chick-fil-A.

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Next month, the Atlanta-based fast-food chain will become the first quick-service restaurant to enter the meal-kit market. It is launching a new product called Mealtime Kits, made up of fresh, pre-portioned ingredients and Chick-fil-A chicken, and designed for customers to cook at home.

The kits will be available starting Aug. 27 and sold for a limited time at 150 metro Atlanta Chick-fil-A restaurants. Customers can purchase the kits in the drive-thru, at the counter or via the Chick-fil-A One app. Unlike most other meal-kit concepts, no subscription or call-ahead ordering is required.

Kits are packaged in 100-percent recyclable, compostable boxes and do not include freezer packs or insulated foam. “From a sustainability standpoint, feel really good here,” said innovation program lead Michael Patrick.

During the test period, which runs through Nov. 17, Chick-fil-A will rotate five chicken meal-kit recipes: Chicken Parmesan, Chicken Enchiladas, Dijon Chicken, Pan Roasted Chicken and Chicken Flatbread. Each kit serves two people and costs $15.89. Meals are designed to be ready in 30 minutes.

Recipes are all made using the same antibiotic-free chicken that Chick-fil-A uses to prepare its menu items. The chicken included in the kits is not breaded and cooked, as with Chick-fil-A chicken menu items. It is raw chicken that has been trimmed and marinated.

While dishes such as chicken Parmesan, enchiladas and flatbreads are not on the Chick-fil-A menu board, 90 percent of the ingredients used to prepare recipes in the new kits are mainstays in Chick-fil-A kitchens, according to Patrick.

Apart from cooking oil, kits do not require any additional ingredients.

Each kit is marked with a “use-by” date and can be refrigerated for seven days. Kits are also labeled with nutritional information.

The recipes were developed by Stuart Tracy, who left his post as executive chef at Parish in Inman Park last fall to join the Chick-fil-A culinary development team. 

Chick-fil-A is launching a web page today for Atlanta-area customers to tell the company where they would like the meal kits to be available. Customers outside Atlanta can enter their ZIP code to let Chick-fil-A know where they’d like the meal kits to be tested next.

The company will use customer feedback to determine whether to roll out the concept at its more than 2,300 restaurants nationwide.

“This is one of the most innovative product launches in our company’s history,” Patrick said. It is also the company’s largest test in the Atlanta market, according to Patrick.

Deadly shooting over parking spot puts Florida's 'stand your ground' law back in spotlight

Florida’s controversial "stand your ground" law is back in the national spotlight after a man was shot and killed after a fight over a convenience store parking space. 

The gunman will not be charged, deputies said.

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said Michael Drejka, of Clearwater, confronted Britany Jacobs, who was sitting in her car as it was parked in a handicapped parking space on Thursday.

Drejka and Jacobs, who is not handicapped, started to argue about the parking space as Jacobs’ boyfriend Markeis McGlockton was inside the store.

Surveillance video from the store shows McGlockton leave to defend Jacobs. Moments later, he shoves Drejka hard to the ground.

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Drejka then pulled out a gun and shoots McGlockton in the chest. McGlockton ran back into the store, clutching his chest. He later died from his injuries.

"I could have been killed. My kids could have been killed," Jacobs told WFTS.

McGlockton’s five-year-old son witnessed the shooting.

"I need justice, and this is not right at all," said Jacobs. "How is this 'stand your ground' law? It's not. It's not, and I need help."

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said they won't file charges against Drejka under Florida's "stand your ground" law.

"He had to shoot to defend himself. Those are the facts and that is the law," said Sheriff Bob Gualtieri. "No matter how you slice it or dice it, that was a violent push to the ground."

In 2013, the controversial law became the subject of national debate when George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, in Sanford. Zimmerman was later tried and acquitted.

Read: Judge in Zimmerman case warns against opening 'old wounds'

Drejka is a legal concealed weapons permit holder and will not be charged because of Florida's Stand Your Ground law, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

The store owner tells WFTS that Drejka has a history of assaulting people in the very parking lot where the shooting took place. 

WFTS knocked on the door at Drejka's clearwater home over the weekend, but a sign posted outside said "no comment."

Lioness sees Simba toy, paws at glass to get stuffed animal

Can you feel the love tonight?

A lioness is caught on video smitten with a stuffed animal from the Disney animated classic “The Lion King.”

The viral video was shot at the Oklahoma City Zoo recently. Mary Jo Robertson was there with her 5-year-old niece, KFOR reported

The video shows the lioness coming to the glass separating her from the crowd. The lioness can see following the stuffed animal as the little girl walks back and forth, KFOR reported. She even paws at the glass to get to Simba. 

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Showers, storms today to start wet week ahead

Showers and storms are likely to start a wet pattern for the week.

Severe Weather Team 2 is tracking the timing for rain in your area, on Channel 2 Action News at Noon.

Monday morning is off to a nice start, with sunshine and temperatures in the 60s and low 70.

“There is plenty of moisture and enough instability for scattered showers and storms at any time during the day. They will diminish overnight, but redevelop again tomorrow,” Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Karen Minton said. 

Rain chances are at 60 percent for Monday.

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Showers and storms will be numerous later Monday, Severe Weather Team 2 Meterorologist Brian Monahan said.

General pattern favors a trough -- dip in the jet stream -- in the east for most of the next 7-10 days though... that would mean above average rain/near to below average temps— Brian Monahan, WSB (@BMonahanWSB) July 23, 2018

By nighttime, there is a break but there is a potential for more wet weather into the overnight hours.

An upper low-pressure system sits over Georgia and will hang around through Tuesday. 

It will weaken slightly, but still have enough energy to produce showers and storms over the next couple of days, Minton said.

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Showers, storms today to start wet week ahead

Showers and storms are likely to start a wet pattern for the week.

Severe Weather Team 2 is tracking the timing for rain in your area, on Channel 2 Action News at Noon.

Monday morning is off to a nice start, with sunshine and temperatures in the 60s and low 70.

“There is plenty of moisture and enough instability for scattered showers and storms at any time during the day. They will diminish overnight, but redevelop again tomorrow,” Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Karen Minton said. 

Rain chances are at 60 percent for Monday.

[Download the FREE Severe Weather Team 2 app for alerts in your area]

Showers and storms will be numerous later Monday, Severe Weather Team 2 Meterorologist Brian Monahan said.

General pattern favors a trough -- dip in the jet stream -- in the east for most of the next 7-10 days though... that would mean above average rain/near to below average temps— Brian Monahan, WSB (@BMonahanWSB) July 23, 2018

By nighttime, there is a break but there is a potential for more wet weather into the overnight hours.

An upper low-pressure system sits over Georgia and will hang around through Tuesday. 

It will weaken slightly, but still have enough energy to produce showers and storms over the next couple of days, Minton said.

TRENDING STORIES:

Ga. lawmaker urged to resign after using racial slurs, dropping pants in TV show Mexican-American man recovering from stabbing he says was racially-motivated Police: Baby found dead after mom left him home alone for 10 hours while she worked

 

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