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Police reports in Illinois paint disturbing profile of Travis Reinking

Travis Reinking, the man police are seeking in connection with the killing of four people at a Waffle House in Antioch, Tennessee, was well-known to police in the Illinois county where he lived, the Journal Star of Peoria reported.

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Police reports present a disturbing picture of the man who allegedly opened fire at the restaurant. 

Tazewell County Sheriff Bob Huston distributed reports at a news conference Sunday that detailed Reinking’s brushes with authorities near his hometown of Morton, Illinois, the Journal Star reported.

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“The police reports speak for themselves. I think anyone can conclude after reading them that there’s evidence (Reinking) has mental health issues,” Huston said.

Here are some of the incidents:

On May 26, 2016, Reinking was in the parking lot of a CVS in Morton and told police he believed that singer Taylor Swift was stalking him and had hacked into his cellphone, the Journal Star reported. Several weeks earlier, Reinking told deputies that Swift had hacked his Netflix account and wanted to meet him at a Dairy Queen in Morton, the newspaper reported. 

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On June 16, 2017, police in Tremont were called to the city’s public pool after a man identified as Reinking dove into the pool wearing a pink woman’s house coat, the Journal Star reported. According to police, Reinking took off the coat and swam in his underwear. When told to exit the pool, Reinking yelled at the lifeguards and exposed his genitals, according to the report. 

A report from August 2017 noted that Reinking believed as many as 30 people were hacking his cellphone because he could hear them through his speakers, the Journal Star reported. On Aug. 11, Reinking spoke with a Tazewell sheriff’s deputy and claimed he heard people outside his home barking like dogs.

Two weeks later, deputies confiscated Reinking’s four weapons and ammunition, the Journal Star reported. Reinking’s Illinois Firearms Owners’ Identification Card had been revoked by the Illinois State Police after his arrest by U.S. Secret Service agents in July 2017 for being in a restricted area near the White House.

Reinking's father was present when the deputies came to confiscate the guns, Huston  told The Tennessean. Reinking’s father had a valid state authorization card and asked police if he could keep the weapons. Deputies gave Reinking's father the weapons, Huston said. 

"(Reinking’s father) was allowed to do that after he assured deputies he would keep them secure and away from Travis," Huston told the Tennessean. 

A 27-year-old Morton resident who asked to remain anonymous recalled an incident five years ago, when Reinking leveled what was described as an assault rifle at some friends.

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“I think (Reinking) brought the gun out to show it to us. He leveled it at our heads, then he put it away,” the man told the Journal Star. “I didn’t feel threatened, but I was unnerved.”

The man did not call the police, the newspaper reported.

“I hadn’t thought that night until (Sunday), when I learned about the shooting in Nashville,” he told the Journal Star. “I haven’t seen or spoken to Travis for at least five years.”

The Morton resident said he recalls Reinking had anger issues.

“He’d get angry or frustrated easily,” he said.

Meanwhile, Morton Police Chief Craig Hilliard said his office fielded several complaints about Reinking’s driving but otherwise heard no serious allegations about him.

“We haven’t had many calls with him,” Hilliard told the Journal Star. “We haven’t had much contact with him.”

Unruly passenger removed from Miami to Chicago flight

MIAMI (AP) - Authorities say an unruly American Airlines passenger was removed from a Miami to Chicago flight following a "disagreement" with another passenger.

Passenger videos show police using a stun gun on the man multiple times as they struggled to get him off the plane. He kept asking why they were removing him.

In a statement, American Airlines said flight 2446 was still at the gate at Miami International Airport on Sunday night when flight attendants asked the "instigating passenger" to get off the plane, but he refused.

According to the airline, the crew followed procedure and began deplaning. Then a physical altercation began between the same two passengers.

Passengers told WPLG the man was being combative with flight attendants and police officers.

The plane left an hour late.

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Information from: WPLG-TV, http://www.local10.com/index.html

Accused Kissimmee cop killer due in court

The man accused of killing two Kissimmee police officers is due in court Monday.

Police said Everett Miller shot and killed Officer Matthew Baxter and Sgt. Sam Howard in August.

Read: Accused Kissimmee cop killer's jailhouse attack thwarted, report says

He was moved to the Orange County jail last week, after officials say he planned to attack workers at the Osceola County Jail.

Attorneys plan to update the judge with their plans in the case.

Read: Man accused of killing 2 Kissimmee police officers says he 'had no remorse,' report says

Stay with wftv.com for updates.

Accused Kissimmee cop killer due in court

The man accused of killing two Kissimmee police officers is due in court Monday.

Police said Everett Miller shot and killed Officer Matthew Baxter and Sgt. Sam Howard in August.

Read: Accused Kissimmee cop killer's jailhouse attack thwarted, report says

He was moved to the Orange County jail last week, after officials say he planned to attack workers at the Osceola County Jail.

Attorneys plan to update the judge with their plans in the case.

Read: Man accused of killing 2 Kissimmee police officers says he 'had no remorse,' report says

Stay with wftv.com for updates.

Royal baby: New addition to the royal family will be fifth in line for the throne

A new British prince was born on Monday and that means a new line of succession to the British throne.

Move over, Prince Harry, your new nephew will bump you one step down the line, and shake up everyone who follows you.

The British line of succession was established in the 17th century after James II left the country and the throne in 1688. By 1701, the Act of Settlement established that the country’s Parliament could determine who would rule the country.

The act said that only Protestants could rule – no Roman Catholics could be considered and those in line for the throne could not marry a Catholic. In 2013, the Succession to the Crown Act ended the provision against marrying a Catholic. However, a Roman Catholic may not rule the country.

The law also stated that male heirs, no matter where they fell in the birth order, would displace female heirs in the line of succession. In other words, a younger brother would jump over an older sister in the succession line.

The Succession to the Crown Act amended that portion of the Act of Settlement by ending the practice of moving sons to the front of the line – called male primogeniture. The act applies to those born after Oct. 28, 2011. Princess Charlotte, the daughter of Prince William, is the first female in the line of succession who will not be skipped over by a younger sibling.

Here is the line of succession as stands after the birth of the new prince:

The line of SuccessionQueen Elizabeth1. The Prince of Wales – Prince Charles (Elizabeth’s first child)2. The Duke of Cambridge – Prince William (Prince Charles’ son)3. Prince George of Cambridge – William’s son4. Princess Charlotte of Cambridge - William’s daughter5. The new royal baby – brother to George and Charlotte6. Prince Henry of Wales – Prince Harry (William’s brother; Charles second child)8. The Duke of York – Prince Andrew (Elizabeth’s third child)7. Princess Beatrice of York – Andrew’s daughter8. Princess Eugenie of York – Andrew’s daughter9. The Earl of Wessex – Prince Edward (brother of Prince Charles; Elizabeth’s fourth child)10. James, Viscount Severn – (Prince Edward’s son)11. The Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor – (Prince Edward’s daughter)12. The Princess Royal – Princess Anne (daughter of Queen Elizabeth; her second child)13. Peter Phillips – son of Princess Anne14. Savannah Phillips – daughter of Peter Phillips15. Isla Phillips – daughter of Peter Phillips16. Zara Tindall – daughter of Princess Anne

 

Viewing, funeral planned for 2 slain sheriff's deputies

TRENTON, Fla. (AP) - A public viewing and funeral service are planned for two Florida sheriff's deputies who were gunned down while they sat in a Chinese restaurant.

Alachua County Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Brett Rhodenizer announced that the viewing will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Bell Middle/High School in Trenton. It will be immediately followed by the non-denominational service at 11 a.m.

Graveside honors will follow at Bronson Cemetery.

Authorities say 58-year-old John Hubert Highnote shot Gilchrist County Sheriff's Sgt. Noel Ramirez and Deputy Taylor Lindsey on Thursday at the Ace China restaurant. He then went to his car and killed himself.

Sheriff Bobby Schultz blamed the deaths on hatred toward law enforcement.

State Attorney Bill Cervone added "we may never have an answer."

Photos: Royal baby born: Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, welcomes third child

The newest royal baby is here! Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, formerly known as Kate Middleton, has given birth to a baby boy, Kensington Palace tweeted Monday.

Wegmans recalls herbal tea

Wegmans grocery store chain has announced a recall of an herbal tea that’s carried in its stores.

Traditional Medicinals has issued a voluntary recall of EveryDay Detox Lemon Tea and Organic Throat Lemon Echinacea Caffeine Free Tea. The teas are being recalled because of a possible salmonella contamination, Wegmans said.

EveryDay Detox Lemon has the lot number 19461 with UPC number: 03291700197.

Organic Throat Coat Lemon Echinacea Caffeine Free Tea has the lot number 19482 with UPC number: 03291700159.

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Consumers are being instructed to return the tea for a full refund. 

Traditional Medicinals CEO Blair Kellison said, in a letter to consumers, that no illnesses have been reported.

The tea recall comes on the heels of a massive egg recall over salmonella contamination concerns, as well as a recall of lettuce over E.Coli contamination.

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Police officer takes 84-year-old man to hospital to visit sick wife

A police officer in Pennsylvania has the serve portion of “to protect and serve” perfected.

Roger Baker, 84, had to get to his local hospital after his wife had a medical emergency. No friends or family could take him, so he called police for help, WHP reported.

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Deputy Chief Bentley from Montoursville Police Department responded, taking Baker to the medical facility, and escorted him to the building, WHP reported

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In the police department’s Facebook post, which has been shared more than a thousand times, the department said that Bentley held Baker’s hand, walking him to the building until hospital workers brought a wheelchair out for Baker and took him to his wife in the emergency room.

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