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Rampage at Thai Daycare Center Leaves Dozens of Children Dead
Source:  Breaking News, Sports, Weather & More | Bradenton.com &
Thursday, 06 October 2022 04:43

At least 34 people were killed Thursday when a former police officer opened fire at a child daycare facility in Thailand, local authorities said. The gunman, named by authorities as … Click to Continue »

‘Our worst fears': Kidnapped baby, parents, uncle found dead
Source:  WFLA
Thursday, 06 October 2022 04:39

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A baby girl, her parents and uncle were found dead in a central California orchard two days after they were kidnapped at gunpoint from their business, police said.

“Our worst fears have been confirmed,� Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke said at a Wednesday night news conference.

Warnke did not release any information about how and when police believe they were killed. He said the victims were close to each other when found by a farm worker in a remote area.

The grim announcement came after authorities earlier Wednesday released surveillance video of a man kidnapping 8-month-old Aroohi Dheri; her mother Jasleen Kaur, 27; father Jasdeep Singh, 36; and uncle Amandeep Singh, 39, on Monday.

Images are displayed of 8-month-old Aroohi Dheri, left, with her mother Jasleen Kaur, her father Jasdeep Singh, and her uncle Amandeep Singh, at a news conference in Merced, Calif., on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. Sheriff Vern Warnke, of Merced County, announced Wednesday that the family members, who were kidnapped at gunpoint from their trucking business in central California, have been found dead. (Andrew Kuhn/The Merced Sun-Star via AP)

Authorities said they were taken by a convicted robber who tried to kill himself a day after the kidnappings. Jesus Salgado, 48, was in critical condition when taken into custody but has been talking to police, Warnke said.

No motive for the kidnapping has been established, he said.

“There’s no words right now to describe the anger I feel and the senselessness of this incident,� Warnke said. “I said it earlier: There’s a special place in hell for this guy.�

Investigators, including crime lab technicians from the California Department of Justice, would be processing the crime scene through the night, Warnke said.

The four family members were taken from their business in Merced, a city of 86,000 people about 125 miles (200 kilometers) southeast of San Francisco in the San Joaquin Valley, California’s agricultural heartland.

Relatives of Salgado contacted authorities reporting that he had admitted to them he was involved with the kidnapping, Warnke told KFSN-TV on Tuesday. Salgado tried to take his own life before police arrived at a home in nearby Atwater, and he has since been hospitalized.

Efforts to reach Salgado’s family were unsuccessful Wednesday.

The video released earlier Wednesday showed the suspect first walking by the property before talking to one of the men. Later, it shows him leading the men, who had their hands zip-tied behind their backs, into the back seat of Amandeep Singh's pickup truck. The suspect then went back to the trailer that served as the business office and led Jasdeep Singh, who was carrying her baby in her arms, out and into the truck before the suspect then drove away.

This undated image released by California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Jesus Salgado. Salgado is the suspect in a central California case where he allegedly kidnapped an 8-month-old girl, her mother, father and uncle from their business on Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, in Merced, Calif. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP)

Family members said nothing was stolen from the trucking company but that their relatives were all wearing jewelry. Warnke had said that after the kidnappings, an ATM card belonging to one of the victims was used in Atwater, about 9 miles (14 kilometers) north of Merced.

Warnke said the kidnapper made no ransom demands.

Investigators were trying to discover a motive for the slayings, the sheriff said.

“We have a whole family wiped out and for what? We don’t know yet,� he said.

Relatives of the victims had been notified of the deaths, the sheriff said.

“We’re hoping that they can now at least have some kind of closure,� Warnke said, adding: “It’s not the closure we were hoping for; it’s not the closure they were hoping for.�

Family members had earlier asked anyone who owns a convenience store or gas station in the area to check their surveillance cameras for images of the suspect or those missing. They said they were worried the baby wasn’t being fed because the family didn’t have any baby food with them at the time of the kidnapping.

“Please help us out, come forward, so my family comes home safe,� Sukhdeep Singh, a brother of the victims, said, his voice breaking.

Salgado was previously convicted of first-degree robbery with the use of a firearm in Merced County, as well as attempted false imprisonment and an attempt to prevent or dissuade a victim or witness. He was sentenced to 11 years in state prison in that case, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

He was released from prison in 2015 and discharged from parole three years later. He also has a conviction for possession of a controlled substance, the corrections agency said.

Investigators have not found a link between Salgado and the family to show they knew each other before the kidnapping.

“As of right now, we believe it was random,� Deputy Alexandra Britton said. “We don’t have evidence to prove otherwise.�

Family members had told KXTV-TV that the office for Unison Trucking Inc., the family's business, had only opened about a week earlier.

“My husband is very peaceful and calm person. We don’t have any clue why they kidnapped them,� said Jaspreet Caur, wife of the kidnapped uncle.

The sheriff said detectives believe the kidnapper destroyed unspecified evidence in an attempt to cover his tracks.

The sheriff's office said that firefighters on Monday found Amandeep Singh's truck on fire. Merced Police Department officers went to Amandeep Singh's home, where a family member tried to reach him and the couple. When they were not able to reach their family members, they called the Merced County Sheriff’s office to report them missing, the office said.

Merced County Undersheriff Corey Gibson said a farmer found a phone belonging to one of the victims on a street in Dos Palos, a town 30 miles (48 kilometers) southwest of Merced, and answered it when the family called it.

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Dazio reported from Los Angeles. News Researcher Jennifer Farrar in New York contributed to this report.


Tottenham fitness coach Gian Piero Ventrone passes away aged 61
Source:  Breaking News, Sports, Weather & More | Bradenton.com &
Thursday, 06 October 2022 04:39

Tottenham have announced the passing of fitness coach Gian Piero Ventrone aged just 61. A key part of Antonio Conte's staff, his untimely death comes after a short illness. A … Click to Continue »

Miami Weather 10/6/2022 5AM
Source:  CBS Miami
Thursday, 06 October 2022 04:39

NEXT Weather meteorologist Lissette Gonzalez has your Thursday morning forecast.

Arsenal vs Bodo/Glimt: How to watch on TV live stream, team news, lineups & prediction
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Thursday, 06 October 2022 04:30

Arsenal have waited nearly a month for their second Europa League group game after beating Zurich in Switzerland last time out, with Norwegian side Bodo/Glimt visiting London this week. The … Click to Continue »

Arsenal predicted lineup vs Bodo/Glimt - Europa League
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Thursday, 06 October 2022 04:30

Mikel Arteta takes Arsenal back into the Europa League this week as Norwegian champions Bodo/Glimt make the trip to north London. The Gunners have won eight of their nine games … Click to Continue »

Convenience, backlash mix as candidates vote by proxy in House
Source:  Latest Bradenton FL & Southwest Florida News | Bradenton.com &
Thursday, 06 October 2022 04:30

WASHINGTON — Proxy voting has been both a blessing and a curse for House members on the campaign trail this season. Members have used the practice to their advantage, jetting … Click to Continue »

Sign of evolving Wynwood: Luxury apartment building replacing Salvation Army lot
Source:  Latest South Florida News | MiamiHerald.com &
Thursday, 06 October 2022 04:30

A New York developer plans to build its first apartment building in Miami on a former Salvation Army site in Wynwood, in a project exemplifying continued gentrification of the neighborhood. … Click to Continue »

Convenience, backlash mix as candidates vote by proxy in House
Source:  Latest South Florida News | MiamiHerald.com &
Thursday, 06 October 2022 04:30

WASHINGTON — Proxy voting has been both a blessing and a curse for House members on the campaign trail this season. Members have used the practice to their advantage, jetting … Click to Continue »

Proxy voting rises when Congress usually flies in and out of town, analysis finds
Source:  Latest South Florida News | MiamiHerald.com &
Thursday, 06 October 2022 04:30

WASHINGTON — A line of idling cars quietly rumbled near the House steps last Friday, ready to whisk lawmakers back to the campaign trail and away from Washington until after … Click to Continue »

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