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

The Prowler

Spooky, scary KICs

Jenson Mahr

It is getting around that time, Panthers. Candy prices are going up, neighbors are decorating, and for whatever reason Christmas trees are on sale. Yep, it is Halloween. Before you head out to begin tricking or treating, check out these KICs. This week includes a hurricane in Mexico, Hamas freeing two people, a shooting in Douglas County, the closing of two armed robbery cases in Peachtree City, and Fundraisers for Trump withdrawing.

World Hurricane Otis appears in Acapulco, Mexico, with catastrophic potential 

A new hurricane named Hurricane Otis appeared in Acapulco, Mexico, recently. The hurricane is a category 5 hurricane and is viewed as a potentially catastrophic storm.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Otis has sustained winds of 160 mph late Tuesday evening. It was suspected to hit Wednesday near Acapulco. It was centered near the southeast of Acapulco and moving northwest. 

The hurricane is suggested to remain category 5 but weaken when it hits higher terrain. It is suspected to dissipate over southern Mexico on Wednesday night.

National – Hamas frees two Israeli-American women

Hamas released two Israeli-American women, mother and daughter Judith and Natalie Raanan. Biden welcomed them in a call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in which Biden pushed a need for a consistent flow of humanitarian aid.

The U.S. is attempting to prevent Israel from a ground invasion of Gaza until negotiations to free more dual-citizen hostages occurs. According to a White House statement, Biden has committed to free all hostages from the Israeli-Palestine conflict. The release of Judith and Natalie was the first legitimate release of hostages after capturing over 220 people since the storm in Israel on October 7. 

These attempts to free dual-citizen hostages seem to be working. According to an Israeli military officer, Hamas may release around 50 dual-citizen hostages after talks with the U.S. and Qatar. 

State – Deputy and suspected shooter shot in Douglas County

In Douglas County Wednesday morning, a domestic incident left two rushed to a hospital and one dead. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is handling the case.

When the deputies arrived they found 66-year-old Walter Jackson Sr. dead at the scene. The deputies found a woman holding a baby, who identified the shooter as 27-year-old Jonathan Christian Roman. When the deputies found Roman he fired at a deputy forcing the other deputies to return fire.

Roman was flown to Grady Memorial Hospital after being shot, and the deputy, whose name has not yet been released, was taken to an area hospital. The GBI reports say both Roman and the deputy are in stable condition.

Local – Two cases of armed robbery end in arrest

Peachtree City police along with the Fayetteville police have been able to finally arrest suspects concerning two cases of armed robbery. Both cases have taken place in the past four months.

Law enforcement completed a search of a Fayetteville resident on the morning of October 24. In the search of the house, they found the weapon, clothes, and backpack on the surveillance camera at the Circle K gas station. 21-year-old Kaden Lowry was arrested and taken to Fayette County jail that same day.

Kaden is facing two charges of aggravated assault, two charges of armed robbery, and two charges of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. The arrest was made possible by the efforts of Peachtree Police’s Criminal Investigation Division willing citizens and local establishments that provide video footage of the scene.

Politics – Another subpoena in Trump fundraising probe is withdrawn by special counsel 

Another subpoena was withdrawn by special counsel Jack Smith when seeking out information about former President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign. This would be the second withdrawn subpoena from when Smith first started investigating the fundraising practices from the 2020 electron. 

Since the start of this investigation, the federal grand jury has looked into an expansion for the Department of Justice investigation. Since then the special counsel has caught Trump on federal crime charges for the 2020 election interference and his retention of classified documents since leaving the White House. The office has been looking into this before Trump’s indictments. This included looking into fundraising, getting lawyers, and talking to witnesses. The fundraising effects were not well-liked by the House who put them under investigation. The panel put together a whole team to investigate the matter. 

There is no known reason why the subpoena was withdrawn, but it is currently being looked into. The investigation on Trump is still ongoing over the 2020 campaign.

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