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Today in Breaking News, In Gaston County, a veteran who suffered from PTSD was shot and killed on Wedowee Lane by police after he fired his weapon at police. William Dean Poole was sitting on a lawnmower in front of his house and fired multiple shots at police. The officers returned fire, killing Poole, involving four officers but they were not injured. The four officers involved have been placed on administrative leave, per protocol. Poole’s family said he suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder from his time-serving in the Navy and was never violent or tried to hurt anybody. The State Bureau of Investigation is handling the investigation. Police Chief James Buie addressed the tragedy calling it an unfortunate situation..
Dukes of Hazzard star, James Best, known for his role as bumbling sheriff Rosco P Coltrane on TV show Dukes of Hazzard, has died at the age 88. Best died of a brief illness due to complications from pneumonia in a hospice in Hickory, NC. Best begun his career in 1950 playing a string of villains in westerns before moving to television. Best’s co-star John Schneider, who played Bo Duke, paid tribute to the actor calling him “a fine man”. In other news, A father and his seven children have been found dead at home, apparently from carbon monoxide poisoning. The victim’s stepfather Rodney Todd, 36, was trying to keep his family warm with a generator after their power was cut because of an unpaid bill. Police identified the victims only as one adult and seven children ranging in age from six years to the teens. “I don’t know anyone his age that would have done what he did,” “I was so proud to say he took care of seven kids said Ms. Edwards, a family friend.”
Every year, more than 400 people in the United States are killed and over 4,000 are hospitalized when they unintentionally inhale too much carbon monoxide, according to statistics provided by US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. I’m Andrea with Breaking News and you’re listening to The Storm.