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The Prowler

The student-run online newspaper for Starr's Mill High School

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Hall of KICs

Panthers, after more than 20 years, Starr’s Mill will induct its inaugural Hall of Fame class. The first class of inductees will be recognized tonight at the Starr’s Mill vs. LaGrange football game. While you wait to be a part of the Hall of Fame, here are some KICs to make the time pass. This week includes 150 people dead in Libya, a New Mexico governor banning carrying firearms in public, a dead body found in a trunk, a man being sentenced to 10 years following a drive-by, and Republicans using legislation to prohibit taxation of low-income families.

World – Libya says 150 dead due to Storm Daniel

Storm Daniel hit Northern Africa with heavy rainfall. It is estimated that 150 people died. Seven Libyan soldiers have gone missing during the search for these people.

A curfew has been implemented to try and combat the repercussions of the storm. Officials have also ordered schools and shops to close until the storm passes. The storm is expected to pass through Egypt by Monday.

The flooding from the storm is leaving people stuck on top of car roofs. The United Nations in Lybia is ready to assist when it is needed.

National – New Mexico governor temporarily bans carrying firearms in Albuquerque

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham banned firearms both concealed and open in Albuquerque as well as the surrounding county, Bernalillo. This ban has had a considerable impact on legal challenges and recoil. 

Before the ban, anyone in New Mexico over 19 could legally carry a gun as long as it was carried openly. The order was initiated because of a local health emergency of gun violence and drug abuse, leading to multiple killings and mass shootings. This includes a ban on carrying guns on state property and a 30-day suspension of firearms in Bernalillo County. 

Governor Grisham has stated that the state police will be closely watching civil violations of the new order, which can result in fines of up to $5,000. Experts predict that this ban will be a test for controlled gun policies and will stop gun violence directly. 

State – Dead body found in trunk at Korean bathhouse

On September 12, around 10:50 p.m. in Duluth, Georgia, a person made a call to 911 stating that there was suspicious activity at a traditional Korean bathhouse called Jeju Sauna. It was reported they made the call because they believed there was a dead body inside a vehicle.

When police officers arrived at the scene there was a dead body in the car. While officers were trying to discover how the man died they were skeptical about how the man who called knew the body was in the trunk.

Police officers stated that there is no known threat to the community. For now, the officers are asking for help if anyone knows any information about it.

Local – Man sentenced to 10 years in prison for drive-by shooting

On the morning of July 28, 2021, Jahil Malik Ekanemesang drove by a victim and fired two shots, striking the victim’s vehicle near the driver’s side tire area. One bullet entered the vehicle and struck the victim in the foot.

After the victim was transported for emergency medical treatment, detectives found two cartridge cases as well as a suspected vehicle, a Honda Accord. They tracked the location of the vehicle to 120 South Waterford Drive in Fayetteville.

When questioned, Ekanenmesang denied ever shooting but admitted to being on the road with two friends that morning. When detectives submitted the cartridges and bullet found in the victim’s foot to the GBI State Crime Laboratory, a ballistics expert confirmed that they were from the pistol found in the Ekanmesangs bedroom. Ekanmesang will be serving 10 years in prison for aggravated assault and another 10 years on probation.

Politics – Republicans using new legislation to prohibit Biden’s administration taxing low-income family 

A group of Republican Representatives and Senators have introduced companion bills that would force the government to consider the potential unfavorable effects of the energy policies. The Energy Poverty Prevention and Accountability Act is intended to prevent energy poverty and make sure that low-income communities have access to affordable energy. 

Under the legislation, the federal government would have to require evaluations of the energy-related policies that have an impact on Americans. The legislation is designed to be market-driven. It would require the U.S. Comptroller General and Office of Management and Budget to release a joint report to Congress for at-risk communities that are experiencing energy poverty and would offer recommendations for reducing poverty.

The legislation would also require the Congressional Budget Office to assess how any given legislation would impact low-income communities’ access to affordable energy. The bill additionally would require all agencies to certify that actions regarding energy-related rulings will not create problems for the communities.

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