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New York appeals court reduces bond in Trump business fraud case

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New York appeals court slashes bond in Trump business fraud case

An appeals court in New York has reduced the bond in former President Donald Trump’s business fraud case to $175 million from $464.576 million. Trump, his sons, and business associate now have 10 days to pay the reduced bond or risk avoiding asset seizure by the New York Attorney General Letitia James.

The appellate panel under the New York Supreme Court granted the ten-day period for Trump to come up with the smaller bond. Trump has stated his respect for the decision and assured that the cash or a bond will be put up quickly. His lawyers had argued earlier that it was impossible to post the full bond and had proposed a reduced amount of $100 million instead.

Despite the reduced bond, the judgment of $464 million plus interest against Trump and the other defendants in the case still stands. The ruling was delivered by Judge Arthur F. Engoron on February 16 with severe penalties for Trump and the other defendants. The appeals court has also temporarily stayed the enforcement of some parts of the previous ruling related to business activities in New York.

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In another development, Judge Juan Merchan announced that the criminal trial against Trump for election interference will begin on April 15 with jury selection. Trump faces charges of falsifying business records during the 2016 presidential campaign to make “hush-money” payments to Stormy Daniels, a porn star. The trial was originally scheduled to start on March 25, but Trump’s motion to dismiss the indictment or delay the trial further was rejected.

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Oak Forest Shooting Update: Multiple Victims Shot, Area Seized, No Threats To Publicly Found

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Oak Forest Shooting Update: Multiple Victims Shot, Area Seized, No Threats To Publicly Found

The Oak Forest shooting has invaded all over the social media. This mass shooting incident occurred on Sunday in Chicago in the Oak Forest area. CBS news reported that four people were shot in the incident.

Near the cul-de-sac, a huge presence of police was witnessed. Reports of gunfire could also be spotted in the southwest suburbs. 

As per the reports given by the Local Media, multiple people were in critical condition after being shot in the incident. Times Now regarded the Oak Forest shooting as a domestic incident. 

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Oak Forest Shooting Suspect Caught

Reportedly, a person was caught by the police.

As per local time, around 5:45 pm, the police reached the crime spot and responded to the shooting incident. Before reaching the place, the police got calls regarding gunshots which were fired in the 5500 block of Babette Court.

On the wake of this, the Oak Forest Police Department released a statement on social media which read the following.

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“Upon arrival, police officers found three people with gunshot wounds. Two of the victims have life-threatening gunshot wounds and are in critical condition. A third subject sustained a non-life- threatening gunshot wound and was released from an area hospital after receiving treatment.”

Also Read: Greenbelt Park Shooting: 5 People Shot, Sent To Hospital in Maryland

According to the police, numerous people were shot in the incident. Only one individual was arrested and taken into police custody on Sunday night, reported NBC Chicago.

A thorough investigation was launched by the Oak Forest Police Department immediately after the incident took place.

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Authorities seized the entire area and declared that no more threats were sensed by the police to the public.

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Manchester Mall, NH Shooting: Investigation Underway

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Manchester Mall, NH Shooting: Investigation Underway

The Manchester Mall shooting incident took place on Sunday evening in a parking lot of the Mall. The investigation into the matter was carried out by the Manchester Police Department, reported WMUR.

As according to the police log that is available on the internet, the shooting occurred around 4:50 p.m.

The investigation into the incident is still going on. However, all the people who were related to the shooting have vacated the place. 

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To block the areas of the Manchester Mall’s parking lot, Yellow police tape was made to work temporarily. However, the police team was taken down by early evening. 

Manchester Mall, NH Shooting Investigation Proceeds 

An evidence marker was found at the scene that indicated the presence of relevant objects on which further inquiry can be done. 

As per witness testimonies, a single “pop” sound from the parking lot sounded like a gunshot. 

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Until now, the information about the potential injuries expected from the incident is unclear. Authorities have not released any official statement regarding the incident yet. 

Also Read: Greenbelt Park Shooting: 5 People Shot, Sent To Hospital in Maryland

As per Patch, an investigation is going on in the Mall of New Hampshire by the law enforcement agencies.

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Chronic Wasting Disease: Death of 2 hunters in US raises fear of zombie deer disease spreading in humans

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Chronic Wasting Disease: Death of 2 hunters in US raises fear of zombie deer disease spreading in humans

The specter of COVID is still fresh in everyone’s mind about how disease which originates from animals can create havoc on the health of humans. The scientific community is worried after a new report which outlines how the death of two hunters who were stricken by a rare neurological disease was caused by eating infected deer meat.

The two hunters who consumed the meat of a Deer infected by “zombie deer disease” started showing symptoms of a rare neurological disease known as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) and died within a month. Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) affects the proteins which are malformed and start collecting in the brain causing damage to the brain cells. The disease is somewhat akin to the Mad Cow Disease and there is no treatment available for the ailment. The person starts losing his cognitive abilities and death can occur within one to six months.

Chronic wasting disease was first found in the deer inhabiting the northern Colorado and southern Wyoming in the 90’s and as per the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the disease was also detected in free-ranging deer, elk and moose in at least 32 states across the US.

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When a deer is infected by CWD or Chronic Wasting Disease it leads to extreme weight loss, poor coordination, drooling, and lack of fear of people. The Medical fraternity is worried of the possibility of the disease being transmitted to humans much like the Mad Cow Disease which was pandemic in the UK in the 90’s. The latest study was published in 2022 by a group of scientists in Canada based on mice research, suggesting a risk of CJD transmission to humans.

Researchers from the University Of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have discovered that the two hunters who ate deer meat and died in 2022 suffered from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), which is a neurological disease. Both the men developed symptoms like confusion and aggression and died within a month despite treatment.

The researchers added that there was a distinct possibility of the transmission of the disease from animal-to-human. The report was presented earlier this month at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, and published in peer-reviewed journal Neurology. The report did not make it clear where the men lived or hunted but the highest concentration of CWD-infected deer can be found in Kansas, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Wyoming as per CDC.

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