Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Decorated Army Veteran and Wife Killed by Robber

Two people were killed when they walked in on their home being robbed.

It happened about noon MST in Colorado Springs, on Monday.

Staff Sgt. David C. Dunlap, thirty-seven, and his wife Whitney Dunlap, thirty-five were found dead Monday afternoon.

Colorado Springs police are investigating the double homicide.

According to authorities, neither had a concealed weapons license.

Dunlap had served in the Army for over ten years, and had been transferred to Fort Carson, in November.

His military honors include: Iraqi Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Service Medal, and Army Commendation Medal.

Afghanistan Spy Headquarters Attacked

Six suicide bombers attempted an assault on Afghanistan's spy agency's headquarters, in Kabul, on Wednesday.

One of the men managed to blow his vest, killing two people and wounding thirty others.

Security forces shot and killed the other five, before they could cause any damage.

According to authorities the men also had rifles and grenades.

A search of their vehicle found that it was packed with explosives.

The explosives are being investigated, as they are a liquid type which NDS has never seen before.

Series of Car Bombs Strikes Idlib, Syria

A series of car bombs struck government buildings in and around Idlib, Syria, on Wednesday.

At least twenty-four people were killed in three explosions.

Officials say that they defused two other bombs, which had been planted.

All of the devices targeted government buildings and most of the dead were government workers or troops.

Over sixty thousand people have died in the twenty-two month long conflict.

Gunmen Kill 5 in Kenyan Restaurant

Gunmen attacked a restaurant in Garissa, Kenya, on Wednesday.

The attack killed five people, who'd been dining there.

It is believed that the gunmen belonged to Al Shabaab.

Officials suspect that their target was a senior prison warden, who was among the dead.

Al Shabaab has been targeting police, military, and security officials lately.

They also often target churches, in Kenya.

London Helicopter Crash Leaves 2 Dead

A helicopter crashed in central London, on Wednesday.

Two people were killed, the pilot and a person on the ground, and at least a dozen people were injured, on the ground.

The helicopter damaged a crane, on the way down, and then crashed into a street, catching cars on fire.

Fifty year old Peter Barnes, the pilot, was an expert flyer, with over twelve thousand hours of flight time.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the crash.

It is believed that Barnes may have known he was crashing and aimed for the street, instead of buildings.

Obama Unveils Gun Control Plans

President Obama laid out his plan for how to protect children from guns, on Wednesday.

The President called for further government control as the answer to stop violence.

Among his plans are adding universal background checks for gun sales, the reinstatement and strengthening of the assault weapons ban, capping ammunition magazines to a ten round limit, banning armor piercing ammunition, providing schools with resource officers and school counselors, putting more police on the streets, creating serious punishments for gun trafficking, and ensuring that health insurance plans cover mental health benefits.

He also gave a list of twenty-three executive orders that he is willing to use, if necessary.

Opponents called some of the plans an attack upon the second amendment.

While Obama may be able to get his plans through the Senate, the House will be an entirely different matter.

Japanese Airlines Ground 787s After Yet Another Incident

Japanese airlines have announced that they are grounding their 787s, after yet another incident.

On Wednesday, an All Nippon Airlines 787 made an emergency landing due to smoke in the cockpit.

All one hundred and thirty-seven passengers and crew were safely evacuated.

The FAA began investigating the 787s, on Friday, after several safety incidents occurred with 787s.

Al Qaeda Claims Kidnapping of 41 Foreigners in Algeria

Al Qaeda, in Algeria, attacked a gas field, early Wednesday morning.

At least two people were killed in the attack, and Algerian security guard and a Briton.

The attack was claimed by Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, who said it was in response to France fighting in Mali.

They say that they have kidnapped forty-one foreigners, during the attack, on the In Amenas gas facility.

Among the hostages are thirteen Norwegians, five Japanese, seven Americans, one Frenchman, one Irishman, one Austrian, and an unknown number of Britons.

AQIM still holds the facility, but may have moved the hostages to a different location.

The Algerian army has surrounded the field, but is stuck in a stand off with AQIM.

Colorado Woman Missing in Arizona: Located Deceased

Twenty-one year old Kaitlin Kenney is missing from Grand Canyon National Park, in Arizona.

Kenney, from Englewood, Colorado was last seen Friday night, while camping with friends, near the Colorado River.

They were rafting the river and fears are she fell in during the night.

Search and rescue teams searched the surrounding area, over the weekend, without luck.

Anyone with information should call the Grand Canyon National Park at 928-638-7767.

Her body was found and identified on April 2.

Missing From Indiana: Alexis Clarkson, 16, and Austin McGuire, 18

Austin, left, Alexis, right
Sixteen year old Alexis Clarkson and eighteen year old Austin McGuire are missing from Anderson, Indiana.

They were last seen the afternoon of January 9.

Alexis is described as fix foot six, one hundred and fifty pounds, with blonde hair, and blue eyes.

Austin is described as six foot two, one hundred and fifty pounds, with brown hair, and blue eyes.

They are driving a black two door 1995 Chevrolet Blazer with Indiana license 285TDE.

Anyone with information is asked to the call the Anderson Police Department at 765-648-6730.

Missing From California: Willesha Davis, 15

Fifteen year old Willesha Davis is missing from Bakersfield, California.

She was last seen on the morning of January 9, and last heard from on night of the 10th.

Police are heavily concerned as they've learned threats were made on her life.

Willesha is described as five foot two, one hundred and twenty pounds, with brown eyes, and black hair.

When last seen she was wearing a dark button up shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information should call the Bakersfield Police Department at 661-327-7111 or text 274637 with the subject BPDCRIMES.

Missing Arizona Teen Located Safe

A missing Arizona teen has been located by police.

Fourteen year old Israel Lopez had been missing from Mesa, Arizona, since Friday.

He had told friends he was heading to Maine, to live with his mom.

Authorities had been highly concerned as he left behind his seizure medication, when he disappeared.

According to police he made it to Clinton, Maine, safely.

No further information was released.

Missing From Kentucky: Lena Curry, 18

Eighteen year old Lena Curry is missing from Louisville, Kentucky.

She was last seen on Tuesday.

Police are concerned as she is without her medication.

Lena is described as five foot nine and one hundred and seventy pounds.

Anyone with information should call the Louisville Metro Police Department at 502-574-5673.

Louisville police located her, safely, Wednesday evening.

Amber Alert: Connecticut: Madison Wilson, 1

Connecticut State Police have issued an amber alert for the entire state.

One year old Madison Wilson is missing from New Haven.

She is described as black, two foot, and twenty pounds.

Police believe she was taken by forty-six year old Robert Williamson.

They did not release a picture or description of Williamson, at this time, but did say he was wearing a black skull cap, black jacket, jeans, and brown boots.

He drives a teal Dodge Intrepid with license 431YTD.

The alert was cancelled after the man turned himself and the girl, into a police station.