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Courtesy: msmidnite Instagram(SAN DIEGO) -- One person is dead and three others were injured in a small plane crash in San Diego on Wednesday.

Fire Department spokesman Lee Swanson says two people were on board when the plane crashed into a parking lot between a Costco store and a Target store. 

Swanson says one person aboard the plane was killed, and another suffered serious injures, while two witnesses to the crash were injured on the ground.

The FAA and NTSB will investigate the cause of the accident.


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iStock/Thinkstock(WEST ST. PAUL, Minn.) -- A suspect in the fatal shooting of a West St. Paul, Minnesota, police officer Wednesday during a routine traffic stop is being held at a local hospital after a manhunt and shootout.

Authorities identified the deceased officer as Scott Patrick, 47. Patrick had been with the Mendota Heights Police Department since 1995.

The suspect, identified as Brian Fitch Sr., 39, of South St. Paul, was arrested in St. Paul Wednesday night after he opened fire on officers, according to Sgt. Paul Palos of the St. Paul police department. He was seen driving in the area after an alert for his car, a green Pontiac Grand Am, was issued, authorities said.

Officers fired back at the suspect and hit him, Palos said. An unidentified woman was with the suspect at the time, according to ABC affiliate KSTP.

"Authorities say Fitch recognized one of the unmarked squad cars and made a U-turn. One of the squad cars was able to pull in front of Fitch's car to stop him," the station reported.

Patrick had a wife and two teenage children. He was the first officer from the Mendota Heights Police Department to be killed in the line of duty.

Mayor Sandra Krebsbach said Patrick was the department's "most senior officer."

The fatal shooting is the latest in a surge of violence against police -- more than 70 officers have died this year. Police killings by firearms are up 65% this year after a historic low in 2013.


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iStock/Thinkstock(DETROIT) -- Michigan Police have searched a house in connection with the murder of April Millsap, the 14-year-old girl who was apparently killed while walking her dog on a wooded hiking path.

Investigators have not released any information about how April was killed, calling it, "a crucial part of the investigation," but the death was officially declared a homicide. The 14-year-old's body was found in a ditch by joggers in the Macomb Orchard Trail on the night of July 24 with her dog Penny sitting by her body, police said.

Police and the FBI executed the search Wednesday afternoon outside the town of Armada and would not release any information about the subject of the search, but they did confirm it was related to the Millsap's murder.

David Porter, a spokesman for the FBI's Detroit field office, confirmed to ABC News that a search warrant had been issued, prompting the search, but no arrests have been made in connection to the murder. Two individuals are in custody after police discovered a marijuana growing operation inside the house, police said, noting charges have yet to be filed.

The probable cause statement and search warrant connected to Wednesday's search are under seal so the name of the individual whose home was searched has not been publicly released, but Porter said it is not the end of the investigation.

Early reports about Millsap's murder included claims from a relative that she had texted her boyfriend on July 24 saying "OMG. ... I think I'm being kidnapped." But Michigan State Police spokesman Lt. Michael Shaw told ABC News that the message was phrased differently and may not have come from April herself.

"We don't know who sent it," Shaw said, without revealing what time the text was sent.

Porter also told ABC News that the investigative team is, "aware of a number of text messages that were sent from April's phone."

Shaw said that while no one is ever truly ruled out as a suspect, April's relatives and boyfriend, "don't appear to be responsible."

Investigators have released a sketch of a suspect compiled from tips from others inside the park around the time that Millsap is believed to have been killed. They are also interested in any information pertaining to a blue and white motorbike that Porter described as looking more like a motocross bike than a Harley Davidson.

Porter added that Wednesday's search outside of Armada is not the first search to be executed in this case, and without specifying the targets, he confirmed that phone records have been part of that search.

"When we are conducting a search warrant, sometimes it is not right at the end of an investigation," Porter said.

The teen's funeral is scheduled for Friday. A GoFundMe page started by a family friend to cover the burial expenses has already raised more than $11,700 -- surpassing its $5,000 goal in short order.


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iStock/Thinkstock(WEST ST. PAUL, Minn.) -- A manhunt is on Wednesday in West St. Paul, Minnesota, for a man who shot a police officer to death during a routine traffic stop.

Authorities identified the officer as 47-year-old Scott Patrick. He had been with the Mendota Heights Police Department since 1995.

"We heard the shots and saw the cop lying there," Ryan Carpentier told the Star-Tribune. "He was completely motionless."

Patrick had a wife and two teenage children. He was the first officer from the Mendota Heights Police Department to be killed in the line of duty.

Mayor Sandra Krebsbach said Patrick was the department's "most senior officer."

The suspect was identified as Brian Fitch Sr., 39, of South St. Paul. He was driving a green Pontiac Grand Am, according to witnesses who reportedly saw the suspect race from the scene. Authorities have launched a dragnet for the vehicle, and were also seen searching door-to-door with automatic rifles drawn.

The fatal shooting is the latest in a surge of violence against police -- more than 70 officers have died this year. Police killings by firearms are up 65% this year after a historic low in 2013.


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Steve Marcus-Pool/Getty Images(HILDALE, Utah) -- While polygamist leader Warren Jeffs spends his days in a prison cell, his sprawling compound has been turned into a bed and breakfast.

Jeffs' former bodyguard, Willie Jessop, bought the Hildale, Utah mansion last year with money he received as part of a settlement against Jeffs and members of his sect, the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints.

Jessop claimed in the lawsuit the FLDS leaders ruined his excavating business after he was excommunicated from the group.

Jeffs, the former leader of the FDLS, married more than 80 women and was convicted on two counts of sexual assault against two girls, ages 12 and 15. He was sentenced to life in prison in Texas.

Jessop has turned the compound into "America's Most Wanted Suites and Bed & Breakfast." The hotel takes its cheeky name from his former boss' stint on the FBI's Most Wanted list.

The $3.6 property has been transformed from Jeffs' vision, however. It includes newly constructed apartments, full size kitchens and satellite television, according to the hotel's website. The cost to book a room was not available online and a booking agent did not immediately return a call from ABC News.

The location is perfect for outdoorsy guests who are looking for an adventure. It's close to the Grand Canyon, near the recreational opportunities of Lake Powell and Zion's National Park, along with other sightseeing destinations.

The business has not yet been registered with Utah's Chamber of Commerce.

The FLDS group broke away from the mainstream Mormon church during the late 19th century after LDS officials ended plural marriages. Jeffs took over as leader of the group when his father, Rulon Jeffs, died in 2002.

A raid in 2008 on the group's Yearning for Zion compound in Eldorado, Texas, brought the FLDS community into the national spotlight. Authorities found a polygamous community and pregnant child brides.

Pictures of women in pastel prairie clothes with tightly braided hairstyles and stories of the controlling, male-dominated environment offered the world a glimpse into the lives of the reclusive group.


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