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KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI: Police have ended their search across state lines for a man who allegedly abducted his two young daughters from a residence in Leavenworth where two boys were also found dead. Authorities issued Amber alerts for 7-year-old Nora Jackson and 3-year-old Aven Jackson in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas by 5:30 pm Saturday. The girls were last seen in the 14900 block of Hillside Road in Leavenworth and the getaway vehicle had been sighted in Joplin in Tulsa, 41 Action News reported.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation revealed how 40-year-old Donny Jackson, who is also a potential suspect in the double homicide, was eventually detained by Oklahoma Highway Patrol. The Honda Accord that was the focus of the Amber Alert was spotted by a port of entry officer near the small town of Erick, Oklahoma. Donald Ray Jackson was apprehended after troopers along with Beckham county deputies pulled the vehicle over and took his two daughters in their custody. Both Nora and Aven Jackson are safe and authorities are reportedly making arrangements to return them to their family.


Speaking to 41 Action News, a friend of the Jackson family said the mother of the children is also at the Leavenworth Police Department to guarantee her safety and that of another child, per the report. It later emerged that Jackson had been pulled over earlier that day near the Kansas-Oklahoma border before police were alerted about the homicide and abduction. At the time, his daughters were with him inside the vehicle. Nora, who has “blonde-brown shoulder-length hair, a slender build, and blue eyes,” was wearing a “black shirt with white polka dots, black leggings, and brown boots.” Meanwhile, Aven, who also has “blonde hair, blue eyes, and a slender build,” was wearing a “red T-shirt, black sparkling leggings,” per 41 Action News. The trio was believed to be traveling in Oklahoma, Texas, or Arkansas in Jackson’s black 2008 Honda Accord with Kansas license 266MXB.

Leavenworth County Undersheriff Jim Sherley noted how deputies found two boys, possibly between the ages of 11 and 14, dead inside a residence in the 14900 block of Hillside Road Saturday afternoon. Authorities soon realized the two girls were missing, although it’s yet to be determined exactly when the double homicide or kidnapping took place. Deputies responded to the address after someone called 911 upon discovering the double homicide scene, per the report.

Donny Jackson’s vehicle was stopped by the Kansas Highway Patrol near the Oklahoma border in an “unrelated” incident less than an hour before Leavenworth County deputies responded to the double homicide.  “It was a basic traffic stop, a basic traffic infraction,” according to Sherley. “They made contact at the vehicle and that was prior to law enforcement being alert to the incident that had transpired here today.

During a news conference Saturday afternoon, Sherley revealed that the sheriff’s office has “had dealings” with Jackson in the past. However, they did not know the number of calls that were made to his home.

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California cops’ Memorial Day tribute busted by spelling police



Just throw in the “e” for effort.

A well-meaning salute to heroes by the San Jose Police Department was cited for bad spelling on Twitter, where the cops botched an operative word.

“Remembering and Honoring Our Heros,” reads a graphic celebrating Memorial Day.

Missing from the SJPD’s spelling of the word “heros” is the letter e.

Several commenters, all of whom should expect to get a ticket if pulled over for speeding in the Silicon Valley area, noted that a heros is a type of fish found in South America.

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Only 10 people who’ve gotten Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine have had severe allergic reactions – and more than 4 million doses have been given out



The odds of having a severe allergic reaction after receiving Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine are looking incredibly slim.

On Friday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its first comprehensive trove of data detailing how many people have had confirmed allergic reactions after getting Moderna’s new shot.

Among more than 4 million doses of the vaccine that were administered nationwide from December 21 to January 10, just 10 people reported confirmed cases of anaphylaxis after vaccination, which is a severe allergic reaction requiring administration of epinephrine. That rate of anaphylaxis cases is 2.5 per million.

An additional 43 vaccine-takers had less severe nonanaphylactic allergic reactions, with symptoms including itching (especially in the mouth and throat), rashes, and “sensations of throat closure.”

There have been no reports of death so far, and patients have generally recovered well after these allergic reactions, though five of the 10 severe cases had to be admitted to intensive care first. ( Pfizer’s new COVID-19 vaccine , too, has been very rarely associated with severe allergic reactions .)

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The first day of Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations in Broadbent Arena at the Kentucky State Fair and Exposition Center on January 4, 2021 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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All of the confirmed cases of anaphylaxis after administration of Moderna’s shot so far were in women, which isn’t a huge surprise when you consider that most of the non-elderly people who’ve been vaccinated so far are healthcare workers, an industry which is 76% female in the US.

In addition, according to CDC data, more than 2.4 million woman have gotten Moderna’s shot, compared with 1.4 million men (an additional 125,000-plus people who got Moderna shots didn’t record a sex.)

Most of the anaphylactic reactions happened within just minutes of vaccination. Only one of the ten cases took longer than 30 minutes to present, post-vaccination:

For these reasons, the CDC is recommending that all vaccine sites have doses of epinephrine on hand, and that people who get vaccinated should wait 30 minutes at the vaccine site before heading off, just in case something happens.

“It’s important that anybody who has had anaphylaxis talk to their vaccinator about that, and make sure that if they choose to be vaccinated, they wait the 30 minutes,” Dr. Thomas Clark, who’s been tracking allergic reactions after vaccination at the CDC, told reporters earlier this month .

Nine of the 10 patients who had severe, allergic reactions after Moderna’s shot had a history of allergies, and the most common allergies among them were to drugs (six patients). Just one patient with a severe reaction after vaccination had a food allergy.

“You know, many, many people with histories of allergies were vaccinated uneventfully,” Dr. Clark added.

People who do have an allergic reaction after their first shot of Moderna or Pfizer’s vaccine should not get their second dose, the CDC says.

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Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office: Woman charged with second-degree murder following shooting



PINEY FLATS, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office has charged a woman with second-degree murder following a shooting investigation.

According to a release, Teresa Sherrill, 48, is charged for the death of John Sherrill, 71.

The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a 911 call Sunday just before 9:00 p.m. from 341 Warren Road in Piney Flats in “reference to a shooting.”

“The caller identified herself as Teresa Sherrill and stated that her boyfriend, John Sherrill, had attacked her,” the press release said. “Ms. Sherrill stated that she shot Mr. Sherrill.”

According to the press release, upon arrival, deputies discovered John Sherrill was dead.

The release stated the victim appeared to have both knife and gunshot wounds.

Sherill is being held in the Sullivan County Jail on a $10,000 bond.

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