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Georgia woman arrested, charged with kidnapping in teen’s 1991 disappearance 

Georgia woman arrested, charged with kidnapping in teen’s 1991 disappearance 

After 27 years, an arrest has been made in the disappearance of a 19-year-old Macon woman. >> Read more trending news  Melinda McSwain, 46, was arrested by the GBI’s Perry office and charged with kidnapping in connection with the Sabrina Long missing persons case. McSwain now lives in Broxton, located in Coffee County in southeast Georgia. Long was last seen Aug. 14, 1991, at a home in Macon. The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office initially handled the investigation before the GBI got involved in 1992. “By conducting multiple interviews as well as serving numerous search warrants in the Middle Georgia area, the GBI developed enough probable cause to secure an arrest warrant charging McSwain with kidnapping,” a GBI news release said. Investigators said Friday it expects additional “investigative acts” in the next few weeks. >> Related: Where is Sabrina Long? Her family searches for answers According to The Charley Project, which profiles cold cases around the country, Long worked at Bibb Manufacturing Company and lived with her former stepfather at a home on Ashland Drive in the Bloomfield area of Macon. He and her mother had divorced. The Southwest Macon High School graduate also had a boyfriend. The stepfather and boyfriend both had alibis for the time during her disappearance, The Project reported. Over the years, Long’s family had told the Macon Telegraph they suspected multiple people were involved in her disappearance. Long's mother told authorities that her daughter had received numerous disturbing phone calls before Aug. 14, 1991. Her parents had her declared legally dead in 1999, according to The Project. >> Related: Middle Georgia cold cases: Out of thin air Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the GBI Perry office at 478-987-4545 or the GBI TIPS Line at 1-800-597-8477.

Congress in dark as Trump again touts mystery tax cut plan

Congress in dark as Trump again touts mystery tax cut plan

For the second time in three days, President Donald Trump told reporters that he would soon have the Congress press ahead on a new 10 percent tax cut for the middle class, though his declaration both about the unknown plan – and the schedule for action surrounding it – continued to leave fellow Republicans in the Congress confused over what the President was doing, and the tax details of what he was talking about. As he left the White House on Monday afternoon for a campaign rally in Texas, the President was asked about his surprise Saturday statement in Nevada, where he indicated action was afoot on a new tax cutting package. The President did not clear up the issue on Monday. “We’re putting in a resolution some time in the next week or week and a half, two weeks,” the President said on the South Lawn of the White House. “We’re giving a middle income tax reduction of about 10 percent. We’re doing it now for middle income people.” pic.twitter.com/VjBURpCuYv — Daniel Dale (@ddale8) October 22, 2018 But on Capitol Hill, key players in writing any tax bill again had no comment to make, as reporters were referred to the White House by top Republicans in the Congress, while the White House was not providing any details on what President Trump had been saying to reporters. Both House Ways and Means Rs and the speaker's office have referred me to the White House to figure out whatever Trump's talking about with regards to new middle class tax cuts. No word from there yet… — Colin Wilhelm (@colinwilhelm) October 22, 2018 Trump: We're putting in tax cuts around Nov. 1. I'm working with Brady and Ryan. Brady spox: Ask WH for any details. Ryan spox: Ask WH for any details. White House: President's comment stands for itself. So here we are. https://t.co/LSKuaILskJ via @WSJ — Richard Rubin (@RichardRubinDC) October 22, 2018 -There is no new legislative tax cut circulating on the Hill, 10% or otherwise. -Sr GOPers in both chambers have no idea what POTUS is talking about. -No time/will to pass anything in lame duck either. -Don't even get me started on it being referred to as a 'resolution' -30- — Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) October 22, 2018 While Congress is technically in session right now, no votes are expected in either the House or Senate until November 13, the week after the election. It would be possible during that time frame for a GOP lawmaker to introduce a new tax-cut plan, but no votes would be possible until the lame duck session of the Congress in November.

Security guard shoots man trying to break into D.C. TV station, authorities say

Security guard shoots man trying to break into D.C. TV station, authorities say

A security guard at a Washington, D.C. television station shot and wounded a man trying to break into the facility Monday afternoon, news outlets reported. >> Read more trending news  The intruder made it into WTTG-TV after breaking through glass security doors. The security guard first tried to subdue the suspect with pepper spray and, when that failed, she shot him in the torso, according to police. Update 7:40 p.m. EDT Oct. 22: The suspect in the incident at WTTG-TV Monday has been identified as George Odemns of Washington, D.C., according to a reporter at the station. It’s still unclear what provoked the suspect and why he allegedly tried to break into the station. An investigation is underway. Update 6:40 p.m. EDT Oct. 22: The suspect who allegedly smashed through glass security doors at WTTG-TV, a Fox News affiliate, before a security guard shot and wounded him, was known to police and station executives according to station reporter Evan Lambert. Lambert said, in a post on social media, that the man had threatened Fox executives and law enforcement before. It’s unclear whether the man directed threats against specific individuals, Lambert said. Police told news outlets that the suspect is believed to suffer from mental health issues. UPDATE 4:40 p.m. EDT Oct. 22: Surveillance video shows a suspect kicking out the glass in a front door of the lobby, then kicking out the glass in a door into the studio after 3 p.m. local time. WTTG reporter Evan Lambert said on Twitter that, according to police, the man was not armed and that a female security officer shot him in the upper torso. Original report: A security guard at WTTG, a local Fox station in Washington, D.C., shot a man who attempted to enter the building Monday afternoon, according to authorities. >> Read more trending news  WRC reported that, according to the Metropolitan Police Department, the man broke out glass in two doors or two windows, allowing him to enter the building. Police said the security guard attempted to subdue the man with pepper spray, but shot him when he remained aggressive. The 38-year-old man was shot in the lobby, police told WTTG. He was taken to an area hospital with an upper body wound and is expected to survive. “Man was conscious as he was transported into ambulance a few minutes ago.” station reporter Lindsay Watts tweeted around 3:30 p.m. local time. “Surreal to be reporting on this.” WTTG reported that employees at the station are safe. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Congress in dark as Trump again touts mystery tax cut plan

For the second time in three days, President Donald Trump told reporters that he would soon have the Congress press ahead on a new 10 percent tax cut for the middle class, though his declaration both about the unknown plan – and the schedule for action surrounding it – continued to leave fellow Republicans in the Congress confused over what the President was doing, and the tax details of what he was talking about.

As he left the White House on Monday afternoon for a campaign rally in Texas, the President was asked about his surprise Saturday statement in [More]