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Police: Texas man posed as Amazon delivery worker, took ex-girlfriend hostage

A Texas man is accused of posing as an Amazon delivery worker in order to take his ex-girlfriend hostage, police said.

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Thomas Hill, 31, is accused of using Amazon packages to block his face as a ruse to force his way into his ex-girlfriend's home on Aug. 6, KXAN reported. Hill allegedly held his girlfriend hostage until Aug. 9, when the woman's home security company alerted police.

Hill's former girlfriend told police that the pair ended their relationship about four months ago and that Hill was mentally unstable. The former girlfriend said she had a protective order against Hill.

When Hill barged into the home, he brandished a gun, according to the arrest affidavit. The ex-girlfriend felt it necessary to go along with his commands, because he threatened her and her daughter and physically assaulted her when she didn't obey, KXAN reported. An opportunity to get help arose Aug. 9 when Hill left the home to get groceries. She was able to alert her home security company, who in turn alerted authorities. 

Police arrested Hill, who has been charged with aggravated kidnapping, burglary and assault, along with violation of a protective order, according to the Williamson County Jail records.

Former CIA Director John Brennan: ‘I will not relent’

Shortly after White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that President Donald Trump is revoking John Brennan’s security clearance, the former CIA director replied on Twitter: 

“This action is part of a broader effort by Mr. Trump to suppress freedom of speech & punish critics. It should gravely worry all Americans, including intelligence professionals, about the cost of speaking out. My principles are worth far more than clearances. I will not relent.”

>>MORE: Trump revoking former CIA director John Brennan's security clearance

Brennan later appeared in an MSNBC interview discussing the announcement.

"I think Mr. Trump is getting more and more concerned, more and more desperate and I would say more and more frightened, as there is closer and closer magnification of some of the things that those around him have been involved in. So I do think it's important that I continue to speak out," Brennan told MSNBC.

The announcement came weeks after Huckabee Sanders told reporters that Trump was looking into the process required to revoke security clearances from half a dozen former Obama administration officials. 

Person bitten by shark off Cape Cod

A person was bitten by a shark off Cape Cod, sources tell Boston 25 News.

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The harbormaster said that a Medflight has been called to take the victim to Tufts Medical Center.

Crews are now out looking for the shark.

The victim reportedly has "deep puncture wounds."

Truro police are handling the investigation. 

This is a developing story. Check Boston25News.com for updates. 

1 dead in fatal industrial accident near Walt Disney World employee area

61-year-old man has died after an industrial accident near a Walt Disney World employee area, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said.

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According to deputies, two employees were emptying oil and grease byproduct from a semitrailer into a vat at the Harvest Power energy facility in Reedy Creek near Western Way just after midnight Wednesday morning. The facility is near Cast Connection and Property Control, not far from Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Deputies said one of the employees, a 61-year-old man, was standing on a grate when he slipped and fell into the vat.

The other man tried to pull the victim from the vat but was not able to help, deputies said.

According to deputies, fumes from the byproduct overwhelmed the victim and he slipped further into the vat.

Reedy Creek Fire assisted with the recovery of the man.

Deputies have not released any names.

Harvest Power released a statement that read, "This was a tragic accident. We are all deeply saddened by the loss of this co-worker. We are in shock and grief and figuring out what happened." 

‘John Doe’ buried in Georgia ID’ed by DNA as Michigan teen missing 39 years

Forensic experts on Tuesday identified a body buried in Georgia for nearly 40 years as a 15-year-old Michigan boy who was reported missing in 1979.

Andrew Jackson Greer Jr., of Clayton, vanished Feb. 12, 1979, after leaving Addison High School and failing to return home. Michigan State Police officials said in a news release that the cold case was reopened in 2014 with the help of new technology and resources. 

“A forensic analyst from the Center for Human Identification at the University of North Texas today confirmed that DNA from a ‘John Doe,’ who was buried in a pauper’s grave in Macon, Ga., in 1979, matches Greer’s DNA,” officials said in the release.

The positive identification came just three days after what would have been Greer’s 55th birthday. 

The Daily Telegram in Adrian, Michigan, reported that Greer, who apparently ran away from home after getting in trouble at school, was hitchhiking through Georgia two days after his disappearance when he was struck by a semi truck along Interstate 75 near Macon. 

The teen, who reportedly had only candy bars and taffy on him when he died, was trying to cross the interstate when he was struck, the Telegram reported. Another truck driver told investigators in Georgia that he’d given the hitchhiker a ride in the Atlanta area. 

Michigan State Police Detective Larry Rothman told the Telegram that the teen told the driver he was traveling to Key West, Florida, to visit relatives. Greer had family living there at the time. 

The boy even gave the truck driver a name before they parted: Drew Greer. 

The details of the Georgia investigation never made it to Michigan at the time, and the unidentified young man was eventually buried in Evergreen Cemetery.

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Another investigation in 2000 failed to turn up information on Greer’s whereabouts, Michigan State Police officials said. The cold case was reopened in 2014, at the urging of Greer’s family, with the hope that new technology could help find the missing teen. 

Anthony Strickland, a retired Bibb County deputy who, as a young officer, had seen Greer buried in an unmarked grave in April 1979, took a look at the case in 2017 and linked it to Greer’s disappearance, the Telegram reported

He compared notes with Rothman, and their information fit, the newspaper reported. Rothman traveled to Georgia and the long-buried body was exhumed. 

“A DNA sample was taken from ‘John Doe’ at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and sent to the Center for Human Identification for comparison,” the troopers news release said. “The results concluded that it was 1.9 trillion times more likely that the DNA from ‘John Doe’ was that of Greer than not. Together, the DNA results and police reports conclude they are one in the same.”

Greer’s half brother, John Bowman, told the Telegram that he believed authorities had found his brother in February, when the remains were exhumed. 

“I felt confident when we got the news in February about what they found then that it was him,” Bowman told the newspaper. 

Bowman, who was just 4 years old when his older half brother vanished, told The Detroit News the family plans to have Greer’s remains cremated and returned to Michigan, where they will hold a memorial service. 

Unfortunately, the brothers’ mother died last year never knowing what happened to her son. 

“It was my trying to help my mom find that answer that led us to this place,” Bowman told the News. “Hopefully, she knows the truth today.”

Do you know her? Body found in Georgia landfill has several distinctive tattoos

The body of a woman found in a landfill in Bartow County, Georgia, was cut into “numerous pieces,” Bartow County Sheriff Clark Millsap said at a news conference Wednesday. 

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“I’ve been doing this 35 years and I’ve never seen something like this before,” he said. 

The pieces were packed into individual bags and placed in a container at the Cedar Creek Collection Center, a recycling facility in Cartersville, according to authorities. They said she had been there since Saturday. 

On Monday, the container was taken to the Bartow County landfill, where a sanitation worker found one of the body parts while dumping the container, Millsap said. A bottom torso fell out of a bag that had opened.

“Fortunately for us, all the parts were in one location,” he said. 

GBI officials are still working to determine the cause of death. In the meantime, the sheriff’s office is cross-referencing missing person’s cases for a potential identification. 

No cameras are located at the recycling facility, but Millsap is hoping the distinctive tattoos on the woman will help them with leads. According to officials, the woman has two names tattooed on each of her shoulder blades. She also has a tattoo on her chest. 

She is described as being between 5-foot-2 and 5-foot-6, weighing 150 pounds with brown or reddish hair. She is believed to be 18 to 35 years old. 

“Because of the way it happened and the dismemberment, it’s a very disturbing case,” Millsap said

Cinnabon, Carvel team up for churro ice cream sandwich

Cinnabon and Carvel are bringing two sweets together for a new menu item: Churro Ice Cream Sandwich.

Delish reported that the company has launched the Cinnabon Churro Swirl and Churro Frosting Sandwich -- both include a swirled, circular churro with cinnamon sugar.

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As an extra indulgence, the company joined Carvel to create the Churro Ice Cream Sandwich, which is at some locations of Cinnabon bakeries.

“We are thrilled to incorporate our signature Cinnabon swirl to our irresistible Churros,” Cinnabon President Kristen Hartman said in a statement. “An innovative spin on a classic treat our fans know and love, our Churro Swirls are made with the same quality ingredients as our cinnamon rolls and provide another way to enjoy our iconic baked goods.”

The treat is only available for a limited time. One Churro Swirl is $2.49 and the Frosting Sandwich is $4.99, with the ice cream sandwich likely around the same price.

Girls throw hot coffee to fend off attacker, police say

Four girls leaving a gas station convenience store fended off a man who tried to kidnap one of them Friday by throwing hot coffee on him, police said. 

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The girls, aged 11 to 14, were confronted by Bruce Hopkins, 22, when he grabbed Allison Eickhoff by the head and tried to take her, WJRT reported.

"He said, 'You're coming with me.' And like, he grabbed my face," Allison told WJRT. "This cannot be happening; I thought it was a test at first, but then I'm like, 'This is real.'"

The other girls kicked, hit and threw their hot coffee at Hopkins until he released Allison, police said. Hopkins then tried to grab another girl and was hit and kicked until he let go, police said. 

"I grabbed my drink and chucked it at his head. I tried, I punched him in the head," Allison’s sister, Lauren Eickhoff, told WJRT. “Seeing that your little sister was going to get taken is very scary."

The girls ran to a nearby hotel and called police. None of them were injured. 

Hopkins was arrested and charged with unlawful imprisonment, assault and battery and criminal sexual conduct, WJRT reported.

Officer's 4-year-old granddaughter killed in car accident

The 4-year-old granddaughter of a Paulding County Sheriff’s Office detention officer was killed Tuesday in a car accident, officials said.

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Alora Rose Sell was involved in a crash on Georgia 101 south, which is in the Union community, the Sheriff’s Office wrote in a post Wednesday on the agency’s Facebook page.

On a GoFundMe page created to assist the family with funeral costs and other expenses, Alora’s mother said she left work to pick up two of her children from her parents’ house. 

Haley Borders Sell said she, Alora and her 3-year-old son were hit from behind by a speeding vehicle. The Sheriff’s Office has not released details about the crash or any possible arrests.

“She was barely alive as my dad pulled her from my van and I administered CPR,” she wrote. “My other children watched. This has been a nightmare that I just want to wake from.”

More than $4,000 in donations have poured into the GoFundMe page. The goal is $20,000.

“I’m banged up pretty bad,” Sell said. “My vehicle (is) totaled.”

She said, “(The worst part is), I’m planning a funeral instead of a ‘Trolls’ birthday party for my sweet beautiful baby girl.”

Trump revoking former CIA director John Brennan's security clearance

President Donald Trump is revoking former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday.

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The announcement came weeks after Huckabee Sanders told reporters that Trump was looking in to the process required to revoke security clearances from half a dozen former Obama administration officials. 

Huckabee Sanders cited Brennan's "erratic conduct and behavior" as the reasoning behind the revocation and accused him of "lying" and "wild outbursts." Brennan has been critical of Trump, calling his performance at a joint press conference last month with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland "nothing short of treasonous."

>>MORE: Former CIA Director John Brennan: 'I will not relent'

Huckabee Sanders did not say Wednesday that Brennan leveraged his security clearance for financial gain -- an allegation she levied at some former intelligence officials last month.

>> Trump wants to revoke security clearances for ex-Obama intelligence officials, White House says

During a July 23 news briefing, Huckabee Sanders said Trump was exploring options to remove security clearances from former officials who have “politicized and, in some cases, monetized their public service.”

Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday that officials continued to look at revoking the clearances of other former officials, including former FBI Director James Comey and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.

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