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Georgia murder suspect killed

THE SUSPECT in four killings in the Atlanta area was fatally shot by law enforcement officers (Shutterstock).

The man suspected of four killings in the Atlanta area on Saturday was himself fatally shot by police on Sunday.

The Associated Press is reporting that Andre Longmore, 40, was killed in a gunfight with police officers and sheriff’s deputies about 15 miles north of the suburban city of Hampton, where Saturday’s killings took place. However, he wounded three law enforcement officers, all of whom are expected to survive.

The shootout in which Longmore was killed took place at a townhouse near a high school.

Authorities said that all four of the suspect’s victims were residents of Longmore’s neighborhood and all were killed over a period of 10 minutes. No motive for the killings has been established. Witnesses said he was holding a silver handgun.

Oregon gun control law OKd by judge

A TOUGH Oregon gun control law has been declared constitutional by a U.S. District judge (Shutterstock).

A gun control measure considered one of the toughest in the nation has been declared constitutional by a federal judge.

According to the Associated Press, U.S. District Judge Karin Immergut ruled that bans on large-capacity magazines and a requirement to obtain a permit to buy a gun were consistent with historic traditions about firearms safety.

By a narrow vote, Measure 114 was passed by Oregon voters in November 2022. The law also requires that residents owning a gun have safety training and pass a background check.

The ruling is expected to be appealed in the aftermath of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that overturned some states’ gun safety rules.

RFK Jr. slammed for COVID theory

VACCINATION for the coronavirus has been controversial for some people (Shutterstock).

Robert D. Kennedy, Jr., now a long-shot candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, is facing heavy criticism for giving publicity to the theory that the coronavirus is “ethnically targeted to attack Caucasians and Black people,” bypassing Chinese and Jews with a European background.

According to USA Today, America Jewish Committee CEO Ted Deutch said Kennedy’s comments were “deeply offensive and incredibly dangerous.”

Kennedy is noted for being opposed to vaccination to guard against infection by COVID-19, at one point calling the vaccines dangerous and deadly.

Weather: Clouds, sun, clouds

Partly cloudy and sunny skies will be playing tag in our West Orange County area for the next few days.  Monday will see some clouds and a daytime high of 85 with an overnight low of 66. Tuesday, however should be sunny with the same temps. Partly cloudy conditions will return on Wednesday with a high of 87 (67) followed by mostly sunny skies on Thursday and a high of 87 (67).

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