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Meth falls out of woman's shirt while she's being booked into jail, police say

A traffic stop Friday night led police to charge an Ohio woman with more than a traffic violation.

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Maghen Reek, 30, of Middletown, is charged with drug abuse, conveyance of drugs into a detention facility, driving under suspension, falsification, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of drug abuse instruments, failure to signal turn within 100 feet of an intersection, and holders through the Butler County, Montgomery County, Auglaize County, and Mercer County sheriff’s offices and the Franklin Police Department.

Police said when they saw Reek driving on Manchester Avenue, they recognized her because they ran her information earlier in the day because she had warrants for her arrest.

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When she was pulled over, police said Reek made several “furtive movements” in her car.

Police said a digital scale was visible and there was white crystal residue on the surface area. When asked her name, Reek gave police a false name, according to a report.

Reek was placed in handcuffs, and police conducted a probable cause search and vehicle inventory before it was towed from the scene, the report said.

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Police found a syringe and magnetic box that was located on the outside of the car under the passenger side, according to the report.

While in the booking room of the city jail, police noticed that Reek was adjusting her shirt and while doing so, a folded plastic baggie containing about 2.2 grams of methamphetamine fell to the floor, according to the report.

Reek will have her preliminary hearing Aug. 20 in Middletown Municipal Court.

Florida alpaca dies after motorist feeds it Doritos, Cheese Nips, peanuts

A Florida animal hospital announced the death of a beloved community alpaca Saturday on Facebook.

>> See the Facebook post here

Creekside Animal Hospital in Fleming Island wrote: "It is with a heavy heart that we want to inform our clients and friends at [Swimming Pen Creek Elementary] that our youngest alpaca that was born out on the shared field over a year ago has passed away."

According to the post, a man in a blue car is responsible for the death of the alpaca.

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The animal hospital said he would dump food onto the field multiple times a week and that they had spoken to him multiple times.

Most recently, he left three boxes of animal crackers, a large bag of Doritos, two boxes of Cheese Nips and two bags of whole peanuts, the animal hospital said.

The animal hospital said the man "leaves the litter behind every single time and we clean it up."

The post said this was the first time peanuts were dumped, and the youngest alpaca overindulged.

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The hospital said it did everything they could for him, even a blood transfusion from his father, but the young alpaca died nonetheless. 

The animal hospital said it "worked on him for 36 hours and just couldn't bring him back."

Employees with the animal hospital said they are now in fear for the rest of the herd, including the goats.

They said they will likely be moving them to a new location because they have no way to protect them from the man with the blue car. 

– Visit ActionNewsJax.com for the latest on this developing story.

Project uncovering South's hidden LGBTQ history

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A new project is documenting the history of LGBTQ people in the Deep South, a region that once all but forced gays, lesbians and others to live in hiding.

Bob Burns, who is gay, both lived through some of the toughest times for LGBTQ Southerners and documented them through years of activism. Now 66, he compiled a trove of information from years that included the AIDS epidemic and the systemic oppression of gay people in the Deep South.

Burns is now among the donors to a nonprofit organization that's gathering information about the hidden history of gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender people and others in the Southern United States.

Established in late 2016, the Birmingham-based Invisible Histories Project already has gathered boxes full of information about gay life in Alabama, including decades-old directories of gay-friendly businesses dating to the late 1960s; activist T-shirts; records from gay-rights groups; and rainbow-themed material.

The organization will expand its work to Mississippi and Georgia later this year, and organizers hope to cover the entire Southeast within a few years.

The Stonewall National Museum and Archives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has thousands of books and artifacts documenting LGBT cultural and social history across the nation, and the GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco tells the story of the Bay Area community. The History Project does the same in Boston for New England gays.

Historian and archivist Joshua Burford said the goal of the Invisible Histories Project is to create a uniquely Southern collection that will "give Southern history back to queer Southerners."

While the stereotypical LGBTQ person might live openly in an urban center and have plenty of money, he said, plenty of Southern gays live both in cities and in rural areas where they hold working-class jobs.

"If the model is always the West Village or Boy's Town or Fire Island, then the South can never be the same as that. So we have to stop pretending like we want to be," said Burford, engagement director of the group. "What we are is very queer and very Southern, and those two things are always overlapping."

Items in the collection include documents about a conflict over plans to hold the Southeastern Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual College Conference at the University of Alabama in 1996. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Alabama's attorney general at the time, unsuccessfully argued that holding the event at a public university conflicted with a state law then in effect, prohibiting homosexual acts.

The meeting went ahead as planned without incident, and Alabama voters elected Sessions to the U.S. Senate later that year.

The archive also includes documents related to the arrest of about 20 men accused of cruising for gay sex in a weeklong police sting conducted in a park in Tuscaloosa in 2002, said Burford, who originally researched the cases for school and is giving personal materials to the project.

Rather than developing a mammoth, gay version of the Smithsonian Institution that could be difficult for people to visit, the Invisible Histories Project plans to store items in smaller, local repositories. Much of the Alabama archive is housed at Birmingham's main public library.

"We want to make sure that people who really care and are most affected by the materials can access it easily," said development director Maigen Sullivan. "So we're working with a number of smaller institutions that are closer to the community so that we can store their things there."

Burns, a prominent architect, likes the idea.

After hearing about the project through a friend, he met with Burford and donated items including the results of lengthy surveys he helped compile in 1989 and again in 1999 documenting what he called almost continual discrimination and rights violations directed at LGBTQ people in Alabama.

"That all had been sitting in a trunk here because there was no one to give it to," said Burns, who has lived in Birmingham nearly 40 years.

He also donated a report compiled following a daylong event held years ago at a gay-friendly church to assess the needs and desire of the gay community around Birmingham.

"There was no place for that information to go so it was basically wasted," he said. "But at least now it's part of history. We know what people in whatever year it was, 15 or 20 years ago, thought was important."

Burford said it's important to document the past accurately because LGBTQ people have been lied about and disregarded for generations.

"Queer people are orphaned from American history," he said.

Georgia police: GSU officers fired upon, suspect sought

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say police at a Georgia university were fired upon and a search for the suspect is underway.

Georgia State University Police Chief Joseph Spillane tells WXIA-TV an officer approached a group of men near the downtown Atlanta campus Sunday night. He says one of the men then fired at the officer and the group fled.

He says the officer returned fire, but he doesn't believe anyone was hit in the exchange.

Police dogs were on scene late Sunday to assist with the search.

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Information from: WXIA-TV, http://www.11alive.com/

Georgia man killed by officers responding to domestic call

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say a Georgia man has been fatally shot by officers responding to a domestic call.

Citing the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, news outlets report 33-year-old Jeremiah Perdue died Sunday. A GBI release says Atlanta Police Department officers responded around 4 a.m. to a report of a man pointing a gun at a family member.

It says responding officers attempted to stop the man, who was then seen with the gun and shot. Atlanta police Capt. David Villaroel says as many as four officers fired at Perdue. The GBI release says a gun found near Perdue's body appeared to have been fired.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is handling the case. GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles says this is the 58th officer-involved shooting investigation in Georgia this year.

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Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 3 Night' game

ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "Cash 3 Night" game were:

5-3-5

(five, three, five)

Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 4 Night' game

ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "Cash 4 Night" game were:

2-6-3-6

(two, six, three, six)

Police: Dispute leads to fatal shooting at Georgia Walmart

SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Authorities in Georgia say an argument between a woman and a male driver outside a Walmart in Snellville lead to a fatal shooting.

Snellville Police Chief Roy Whitehead tells the Gwinnett Daily Post that the woman's fiance pulled out a gun and fatally shot the 49-year-old driver Sunday. News outlets report authorities have not released the man's identity pending notification of his next of kin.

The department tweeted Sunday afternoon that the shooter is in custody. Authorities have not released the shooter's identity, but have said the shooter is charged with voluntary manslaughter.

The investigation is ongoing. The department says there is no danger to the public.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Fantasy 5' game

ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "Fantasy 5" game were:

06-09-28-30-34

(six, nine, twenty-eight, thirty, thirty-four)

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