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Two men accused of throwing counterfeit money from car while police chased them -

Pursuit began after report of shooting

As police chased three people suspected of being involved in a shooting on Friday evening, one of the suspects apparently threw counterfeit money out of the car window, authorities said.

The chase began after reports of gunshots in the Wheaton-Glenmont area. Police chased two vehicles that witnesses said fled from the scene.

No gunshot victims were found, but multiple shell casings and broken glass were in the area of the 12500 block of Georgia Avenue, Montgomery County police said in a news release on Sunday.

A few minutes after the shooting was reported, a police officer spotted the two vehicles that witnesses described: a red Acura and a white vehicle traveling on Layhill Road.

Officers lost sight of the white vehicle, but tried to stop the Acura, which led police on a chase onto Norwood Road, then Buehler Court in Olney.

As police were chasing the car, the front-seat passenger started throwing what looked like cash out the window, according to the news release. However, police said they later found counterfeit $100 bills in the area where the person was throwing items out the window.

When the car stopped, two men were arrested. A third passenger ran away from the car and wasn’t found, police said. No weapon was found.

The press release said that police were in the process of filing charges against the men and would release their identities when they are formally charged.

Police asked anyone with information to contact 4th District Investigative Section detectives at 240-773-5530. Tips may be left anonymously.

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‘Beautiful, but heartbreaking:’ Baby girl meets namesake great-grandmother through car window - WITI FOX 6 Milwaukee

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PLEASANT PRAIRIE -- A beautiful, but heartbreaking moment was caught on camera -- a meeting that was nearly a century in the making.

"It was beautiful," said Ross Oberschlake, father of Emma.

Oberschlake spoke of the moment his daughter was introduced to her great-grandmother -- through a car window and face mask in the McDonald's parking lot in Pleasant Prairie.

"It was a beautiful thing to have Emma meet her great-grandmother, but at the same time, it was heartbreaking," said Oberschlake.

It was a family introduction amid the coronavirus.

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"She was named after my grandmother, which is the one that you met in the video," said Maggie Oberschlake, mother of Emma.

Maggie and Ross Oberschlake of Waukesha welcomed a healthy baby girl named Emma Jane Oberschlake.

"I wanted to name her Emma, and her middle name, with significance, and I don't think it could be any more significant than naming her after my grandmother," said Maggie Oberschlake.

Emma's middle name, Jane, was a nod to her great-grandmother, a Polish woman named Janina, which translates to Jane in English.

"She grew up living with us," said Maggie Oberschlake. "She was kind of like a second mom to me."

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When it came time to introduce the two, the family realized it wasn't going to be that simple.

"So we called my mom, and she was like, 'Okay, I'll leave in a hour,' and we decided to meet halfway," said Maggie Oberschlake.

They decided that to keep everyone safe, they would all stay in their vehicles.

"I was going to ask my mom to just back up the car, and I was going to hold her up, and my grandmother was going to stay in the car, and they were going to look at each other through the car windows," said Maggie Oberschlake.

But that plan underestimated the strong will of one determined great-grandma.

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Emma Oberschlake

"But she got out of the car, she came up to the window, and I'll just never forget that moment of seeing her expression of seeing Emma through the window for the first time," said Maggie Oberschlake. "I will never take for granted being able to hug a family member, just to be in their presence again. I won't."

The family noted plans to introduce Emma to as many aging family members as possible, but the coronavirus has meant that there are some she'll never have the good fortune of meeting.

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Community gathers in cars every day to support doctors, nurses at Wayne Memorial Hospital - WSAV-TV

WAYNE COUNTY, Ga. (WSAV) – Over the past few days, citizens of Wayne County have gathered in the parking lot of Wayne Memorial Hospital in Jesup to show their support of the nurses and doctors working during the coronavirus outbreak.

Though there are no reported cases of COVID-19 in Wayne County, EMA Director Richard Johnson says people have been coming out twice a day to show their support for those who Johnson says are the first line of defense.

“It’s very moving,” Johnson said. “It’s a true reflection of the community where we live and how people come together during times of crisis. Prayer’s always good.”

The community comes out at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day and sits in their vehicles for roughly 20 minutes and offers prayers. Emergency vehicles attending flash their lights at the same time.

On Sunday, members of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and the Jesup Fire Department also took part.

Lewis Levine contributed to this story.

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Man found dead on SC gravel road, car found 11 miles away - WSPA 7News


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LANCASTER, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been found shot to death on a gravel road near a small airstrip in South Carolina.

Lancaster County deputies say the victim’s car was found in a ditch about 30 minutes later Sunday morning about 11 miles away. Investigators said the car was partially blocking U.S. Highway 521 near Kershaw and the body was found near Kirk Air Base.

The name of the person killed was not released. An autopsy was ordered for Monday.

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Adjusting to a New Normal in the Sports World

Mar 29, 2020

For the last several weeks, sports news has been dominated by events that are not taking place, so we decided to travel around the Upstate to see what people were doing to cope without organized sports as a part of their life.

What we found, were families spending time together and memories being made that will last a lifetime.

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Some upstate hair salons and spas briefly closing their doors to prevent spread of COVID-19

by Melanie Palmer / Mar 29, 2020

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) - A handful of upstate hair salons are briefly closing up shop. Not because they have to but because they said, they need to.

A quiet salon with empty chairs. It's the opposite of what Stylist Lounge owner Lasonya Webb told us she's used to seeing.

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Photo of health care workers flying to help NY gets love

by Associated Press / Mar 29, 2020

(AP) - A photo of health care professionals from Georgia on a Southwest plane on their way to help with the coronavirus outbreak in New York is getting lots of love online.

The photo shows dozens of people, some wearing masks and gloves, holding their hands in the shape of a heart. A Southwest Airlines spokesman says an Atlanta ramp agent took the photo before the plane pushed back from the gate on Friday. 

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Body found in a car submerged in Little Warrior River - WBRC

Body found in a car submerged in Little Warrior River

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By WBRC Staff | March 29, 2020 at 4:51 PM CDT - Updated March 29 at 7:44 PM

BLOUNT CO, Ala. (WBRC) - A body was retrieved from a car found submerged in the Little Warrior River in Locust Fork Sunday morning.

According to the Blount County Fire Chief, a kayaker reported seeing a submerged car around 10:15 a.m.

First responders from multiple offices arrived and a Blount County rescue diver was able to retrieve a body.

First responders ran the tag on the vehicle and the body is now with the Blount Co. Coroner awaiting identification.

Officials believe the car was swept off a bridge located about a mile away from the dive site.

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