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Calif. Man Released On Bail After Authorities Seize Flame Thrower, High-Powered Weapons From Home

CAMARILLO (CBSLA) — A California man is out on bail after authorities say they seized an arsenal of high-powered weapons and a flame thrower allegedly from his home. Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Christopher Oleksik on Thursday after serving a search warrant at his home. The weapons found include 20,000 rounds of ammunition, four AR-15 assault-style rifles, and a working flame thrower, according to authorities. “We’re talking about a device that shoots out flames probably 15- to 25-feet. It has a fuel port on top, but it looks very dangerous,” said Deputy Christopher Dyer of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department. On top of that, investigators say they found some heroin and drug paraphernalia in a bedroom of the home, and say some of the guns were allegedly illegal. Oleksik is due in court in two weeks.

TMZ: Rapper ‘Juice Wrld’ Dead At 21 After Suffering Seizure At Chicago Airport

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Celebrity entertainment website, TMZ.com, is reporting that rapper “Juice Wrld” has died after suffering a seizure at Chicago’s Midway Airport. The rapper, whose real name is Jared Anthony Higgins, had just gotten off a flight from California this morning when he collapsed. TMZ says he was rushed to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead. His most recent album, “Death Race for Love”, debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200. He was just 21 years old.

Anthony Joshua Boxes Smart to Reclaim Heavyweight Title From Imperial Valley’s Andy Ruiz Jr.

Anthony Joshua jumped up and down in the ring with his massive entourage, celebrating being around $70 million richer and having three world heavyweight belts back in his possession. For the British boxing superstar, it was well worth this controversial trip to Saudi Arabia. In the first heavyweight title fight to be held in the Middle East, Joshua toyed with an out-of-shape Andy Ruiz Jr. over 12 unspectacular rounds to win a unanimous points decision, reclaim the WBA, WBO and IBF belts, and avenge a stunning upset by his Mexican-American opponent six months ago. Ruiz, a native of the Imperial Valley, defeated Joshua in a surprise upset earlier this summer that made him the first worldwide heavyweight champion of Mexican descent. On Sunday, Joshua got his game plan spot on, using his lighter frame to outmaneuver Ruiz, relying on his longer reach to stay clear of trouble, and selecting his moments to go on the attack. In the final seconds of a bout fought in the early hours of Sunday in a relatively cool 19 Celsius (66 F) for this part of the world, Joshua…

Calif. Man Linked To Weapons YouTube Clip Opens Up: ‘I Did Not Wish To Cause Harm To Anybody’

SAN DIEGO (CBSLA) — An arrest has been made after a resident anonymously called police after spotting a YouTube clip showing a man at The Sofia Hotel armed with multiple assault weapons aiming at people walking below. Steve Homoki was arrested Thursday on multiple weapons charges, and remained behind bars. His arraignment has been set for Monday. But in an interview with CBS affiliate KFMB-TV’s Brandon Lewis, he said, “It was just out of curiosity. It was just kind of like a little miniature art project for myself. Just to kind of get into a mindset and just booked a night for a hotel, just wanted to relax, be able to do something a bit fun and different. But again, these were just supposed to be private videos.” Lt. Shawn Takeuchi of the San Diego Police Department said this arrest and the continued investigation would not have started without the tip from the community member. The video drew a striking resemblance to the Las Vegas shooting that left 58 people dead and hundreds wounded. But Homoki says he didn’t think of it at the time.…

Rep. Jerry Nadler Says Evidence of Trump-Ukraine Relations Shows ‘Pattern’ of Presidential Conduct

With sources telling CNN a vote in the Judiciary Committee to impeach President Donald Trump is expected as soon as this week, House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler said Sunday that he sees the Ukraine evidence as part of “a pattern” of conduct by the President. But, in an interview Sunday with CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union,” Nadler would not commit to including the evidence of obstruction of justice in the Mueller report as part of the articles of impeachment. Nadler said he was confident in Democrats’ “solid” case for impeachment, expressing optimism about the matter as the party moves closer to drafting articles. He thinks his party’s case “if presented to a jury would be a guilty verdict in about three minutes flat.” “There is considerable direct evidence,” Nadler said, adding that “it ill behooves a President or his partisans to say you don’t have enough direct evidence when the reason we don’t have even more evidence is the President has ordered everybody in the executive branch not to cooperate with Congress in the impeachment inquiry.” The comments from Nadler, a New York…

Hundreds of Thousands Protest in Hong Kong as Movement Nears Half-Year Mark

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators crammed into Hong Kong’s streets on Sunday, their chants echoing off high-rises, in a mass show of support for a protest movement that shows no signs of flagging as it enters a seventh month. Chanting “Fight for freedom” and “Stand with Hong Kong,” a sea of protesters formed a huge human snake winding for blocks on Hong Kong Island, from the Causeway Bay shopping district to the Central business zone, a distance of more than 2 kilometers (1 1/4 miles). It was one of the biggest rallies in months. Crowds were so large and dense that the march ground to a standstill at times. Protesters spilled into narrow side streets, crying “Revolution in our times.” Organizers said 800,000 people participated, while police had no immediate estimate. One protester crawled part of the route prostrated on her hands and knees, dragging bricks and empty soda cans behind her. It was an apt metaphor for the pro-democracy movement, which has become a long-haul push to preserve Hong Kong’s freedoms that make it unique among China’s cities. “This is just the beginning. We…

1 Person Shot Dead Along S. Hill Street In Downtown LA

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Authorities say one person has been shot and killed along the streets in downtown Los Angeles. The shooting unfolded on 14th and Hill streets just before 6 a.m. Sunday, in an industrial area. Police on scene have cordoned off the block of S. Hill between W. 14th and W. 15th streets, and were searching for evidence. Police were also searching for a suspect who reportedly took off in a vehicle along the 10 Freeway. This is a breaking news story. More information will be added as soon as it becomes available.

Houston Police Sergeant Fatally Shot; Suspect in Custody

Houston Police Department Sgt. Christopher Brewster, 32, pictured in a photo released by the agency following his fatal shooting in the line of duty on Dec. 7, 2019. A Houston police sergeant was shot and killed Saturday evening, authorities said. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Sgt. Christopher Brewster’s death at a media briefing late Saturday. Police officials said in a tweet that the 32-year-old officer was shot just before 6 p.m. At the briefing, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said police received a call from a female victim who reported that her boyfriend was assaulting her and armed with two firearms. Police responding to the address didn’t find the pair, but Brewster spotted them three streets away on Houston’s east side. He was shot at and struck multiple times immediately after exiting his patrol vehicle, Acevedo said. The police chief said the sergeant managed to relay a description of the shooter. “Although he was mortally wounded, he had the presence of mind to draw his pistol out of his holster to protect himself in case the suspect came up and he also had the presence…

Two People Critically Injured In Vehicle Rollover On Pacific Coast Highway

PACIFIC PALISADES (CBSLA/CNS) – Two people were critically injured today in a vehicle rollover on Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Palisades, authorities said. The car was a Ferrari. The crash was reported at 6:32 p.m. in the 17300 block of West Pacific Coast Highway near Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Nicholas Prange said. Two people were trapped inside the vehicle and firefighters used the jaws of life to free them, Prange said. They were taken to a trauma center for treatment. (© Copyright 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)

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