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Putin’s enemy found dead in ‘Polar Wolf’ prison under mysterious circumstances

Russia’s prison agency announced Friday that prominent Vladimir Putin critic and opposition leader Alexei Navalny has died at the age of 47.

The Federal Prison Service said in a statement that Navalny felt unwell after a walk on Friday and lost consciousness, according to The Associated Press. An ambulance arrived to try to rehabilitate him, but he died, the statement added.

Navalny’s spokesperson said in a post on X that “we have no confirmation of this yet.

“Alexei’s lawyer is currently on his way to Kharp. As soon as we have some information, we will report on it,” Kira Yarmysh added.

Navalny was being held at the IK-3 penal colony, also known as “Polar Wolf,” in Kharp in northern Russia, which is considered one of the country’s toughest prisons.

Navalny has previously organized anti-government demonstrations and has run for office to advocate for reforms against what he claims is corruption in Russia. He was the victim of an alleged assassination attempt in 2020, when he suffered poisoning from a suspected Novichok nerve agent. 

He remained in a coma for several weeks while doctors in Germany fought to keep him alive. He accused Putin of being responsible for his poisoning.

Navalny then returned to Russia in 2021, when authorities immediately arrested him and later sentenced him to 19 years in prison on extremism charges. His team has repeatedly raised concerns about his treatment following his return and Navalny has said the charges were politically motivated.

There was no immediate confirmation of Navalny’s death from his team.

The remote region where Navalny was being held is notorious for long and severe winters. Kharp is about 60 miles from Vorkuta, whose coal mines were part of the Soviet gulag prison-camp system.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

Fox News’ Michael Dorgan and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Tennessee deputy’s patrol car recovered from river with 2 bodies inside

The body of a Tennessee deputy, who disappeared after making an arrest, has been recovered after his patrol car was found underwater.

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) in Tennessee confirmed in a Facebook post that the body of 35-year-old Deputy Robert “R.J.” Leonard had been found on Thursday evening.

“His remains are currently being escorted to the Knoxville Regional Medical Examiner’s Office by motor units with the HCSO, Tennessee Highway Patrol, and the Chattanooga Police Department,” police said.

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Leonard, a rookie on the force, responded to a report of a man and woman fighting on a bridge shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday and took the woman into custody, according to Meigs County District Attorney Russell Johnson.

Authorities began searching for the deputy after he failed to respond to a status check.

Johnson said that one of Leonard’s last communications was a text to his wife that said, “Arrest.”

“His wife texted back and said, ‘That’s good’ or ‘That’s great,'” Johnson reported during a press briefing. “We know that his phone did not, evidently, receive that text.”

Early Thursday, authorities made the alarming discovery of Leonard’s patrol vehicle upside down in the Hiwassee River

Police found the body of the woman in the backseat of the patrol vehicle. Police believe that the body belongs to the arrestee.

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Multiple agencies are investigating how the vehicle ended up in the water.

In a press briefing on Thursday, Johnson said that they believe that this was an accident.

Johnson said that a preliminary report noted that the deputy appeared to be texting and radioing while driving in a poorly lit area.

“We’re operating under the theory that it was an accident — he missed his turn, he wasn’t familiar, and he was doing other things that may have caused him to go into the water,” Johnson said at the press briefing.

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Officials said that the 35-year-old deputy lived nearby with his wife and three children.

“Deputy Leonard had been on the force about two months,” Meigs County Sheriff Jackie Melton said. “He was doing a pretty good job. A really good job. It’s just hard when the department is like a family.”

Authorities announce likely cause of Chiefs parade shooting, no link to terrorism

No charges have yet been filed regarding the mass shooting in Kansas City, Missouri, on Wednesday — though police have detained multiple suspects.

Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves held a press conference on Thursday to update the press on the ongoing investigation, announcing that prosecutors were still working on bringing charges.

“We have not charged them yet. This is still under investigation. We do have 24 hours until we have to either file charges or release them,” said Graves.

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She continued, “And again, we are working closely with the Jackson County prosecutor’s office to present the most successful case for prosecution to their actions with linking them to the actual shooting.” 

Gunshots rang out during the Chiefs’ victory parade at about 2 p.m. local time near the Union Station parking garage in Kansas City, killing one woman and injuring 22 others. The woman has been identified as Lisa Lopez-Galvan, a mother of two and local radio DJ.

Eleven children were also wounded during the shooting, but were expected to recover as of Wednesday night. Nine of them were shot, while two sustained other injuries.

During a press conference Thursday afternoon, doctors with University Health said, of the eight gunshot victims they received, five of those were dismissed from the emergency department on Wednesday night, while three were still in the hospital. One patient was in stable condition. Two others were in critical condition in the ICU, but were said to be improving.

“The thing that makes us special is the medical director of KC Fire is an emergency medical physician here. She was at the scene and able to triage these patients… which ultimately allowed the sickest people to get to use first since we’re the closest hospital,” Executive Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Mark Steele said. 

Dr. Steele described the first patient’s condition as very lethal, saying most people that are injured as gravely as he was don’t survive. 

“Had he not made it here as fast as he had, he might not be here with us now,” Dr. Steele said.

Dr. Steele said he had improved overnight despite his life-threatening injuries.

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Kansas City Police tell Fox News there are two juveniles currently in custody. A third juvenile was determined not to be involved and was released. Investigators are now working with juvenile prosecutors to review investigative findings to determine charges.

Authorities said “the relationship between the subjects involved is still under investigation” but that there is no evidence of links to terrorism.

“First and foremost, I want to stress that preliminary investigative findings have shown there was no nexus to terrorism or homegrown violent extremism,” Graves said. “This appeared to be a dispute between several people that ended in gunfire.”

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Authorities also noted that despite initial reports speculating that the gunfire was erupting in multiple locations, this is no longer the belief of investigators and the violence was “mostly on the West side of Union Station.”

Fox News’ Jeff Paul and Fox News Digital’s Elizabeth Pritchett contributed to this report.

FBI informant charged with allegedly giving false information about Hunter Biden

Special Counsel David Weiss has charged an FBI informant with giving false information after he alleged that Joe Biden and Hunter Biden were paid millions in exchange for their help firing the Ukrainian prosecutor who was investigating the Ukrainian energy firm Burisma Holdings, according to court documents unsealed Thursday. 

Alexander Smirnov, 43, is charged with making a false statement and creating a false and fictitious record during FBI interviews. 

Prosecutors say Smirnov was arrested at the Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada Wednesday after a federal grand jury returned an indictment. 

Smirnov appeared in court in Las Vegas later Thursday where he did not enter a plea, per reporting from The Associated Press. The judge ordered the courtroom cleared after federal public defender Margaret Wightman Lambrose requested a closed hearing for arguments about sealing court documents. She declined to comment on the case.

According to the indictment, Smirnov gave “false derogatory information” to the FBI despite “repeated admonishments that he must provide truthful information and that he must not fabricate evidence.” 

The indictment says Smirnov told an FBI agent in March 2017 that he had a phone call with Burisma’s owner concerning the firm potentially acquiring a U.S. company and making an initial public offering (IPO) on a U.S.-based stock exchange. 

In reporting this conversation to the FBI agent, Smirnov said Hunter Biden was a board member of Burisma, though this was publicly known. 

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In June 2020, Smirnov is accused of having told the FBI, for the first time, about two meetings he had four to five years prior, in which executives associated with Burisma supposedly admitted that they hired Hunter Biden to “protect us, through his dad, from all kinds of problems.” 

During this meeting, the indictment alleges that Smirnov said the executives paid $5 million to each of the Bidens while Joe Biden was still in office. The indictment alleges that Smirnov falsely claimed the Bidens were paid so that Hunter Biden, with his dad’s help, could take care of a criminal investigation being conducted by the then-Ukrainian Prosecutor General, Viktor Shokin, into Burisma. 

The indictment alleges that this information given by Smirnov in June 2020 was a fabrication. Prosecutors say Smirnov did have contact with Burisma executives in 2017, but when Joe Biden was out of public office and had no ability to influence U.S. policy and after the Ukrainian Prosecutor General had been fired in February 2016. 

The indictment alleges that Smirnov transformed his “routine and unextraordinary” business contacts with Burisma in 2017 and later bribery allegations against Joe Biden after expressing bias against him and his presidential candidacy. 

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Smirnov is accused of repeating some of his false claims during an interview with FBI agents in September 2023, while changing other bits of information, and promoting a new false narrative after claiming to have met with Russian officials. 

If convicted, Smirnov faces a maximum of 25 years in prison.   

House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer and GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley were approached by a whistleblower last summer who alleged that the FBI was in possession of a document — an FD-1023 form, dated June 30, 2020 — which explicitly detailed information provided by a confidential human source alleging Biden, while serving as vice president, was involved in a multi-million-dollar scheme with a foreign national in exchange for influence over policy decisions.

The source told Fox News Digital that the confidential human source was used by the FBI for “at least several years” before the FD-1023 form, and was “found to be highly credible” by the FBI. 

Comer said Thursday that FBI Director Christopher Wray refused a request from him and Grassley last summer for the public release of the form because the bureau “claimed it would jeopardize the safety of a confidential human source who they claimed was invaluable to the FBI.” 

Comer said the bureau informed him that the source was “credible and trusted, had worked with the FBI for over a decade, and have been paid six figures.” 

“The FBI’s actions in this matter are very concerning. The FBI had this form for years and it appears they did nothing to verify the troubling claims contained within the record until Congress became aware of and demanded access to them,” Comer said. 

Comer said the FBI’s FD-1023 form is not being used in an impeachment inquiry against the president. 

The impeachment inquiry, he said, “is based on a large record of evidence, including bank records and witness testimony, revealing that Joe Biden knew of and participated in his family’s business dealings.” 

“Just this week, we had another witness confirm Joe Biden was the brand being sold by the Bidens around the world. President Biden continues to lie to the American people about this matter and the American people demand the truth and accountability for any wrongdoing. We will continue to follow the facts to propose legislation to reform federal ethics laws and to determine whether articles of impeachment are warranted.”

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Grassley told Fox News Digital that the indictment “confirms several points Senator Grassley has made repeatedly.” 

“The informant behind the FD-1023 was, indeed, a long-serving, trusted FBI source used by the agency for criminal investigations since the Obama administration. In fact, he was so trusted that the FBI provided him authorization ‘to engage in illegal activity for investigative purposes,'” the spokesperson said. “But, when presented with information from a source the agency so trusted, the FBI – as exposed by Senator Grassley – sat on the document for years, without performing due diligence.” 

The spokesperson added: “It’s clear that only after Senator Grassley made the FD-1023 public did the FBI investigate the allegations in the document.” 

Grassley has sought to “ensure the DOJ and FBI investigated the FD-1023.” 

“Today’s indictment makes clear that, without Senator Grassley’s oversight and exposure of the FD-1023, the agency would have continued neglecting its duties and failing to provide the transparency the American people deserve,” the spokesperson said. “Congress shouldn’t have to threaten contempt to obtain an unclassified document.” 

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Grassley’s spokesperson told Fox News Digital that “after withholding information from Congress and the American people, and hiding behind the guise of protecting ‘sources and methods,’ the Department of Justice has now exposed their own source.” 

“Accordingly, this indictment isn’t enough – the public has a right to see all the underlying evidence supporting the Biden Justice Department’s case,” the spokesperson said. “The Biden administration must show its work.”

The FBI declined to comment when reached by Fox News Digital.

Dem Sen blasts GOP over immigration, immediately gets reminded about his own record

Pennsylvania’s Democratic Sen. Bob Casey slammed Republicans for not supporting a controversial Senate immigration bill earlier this month prompting criticisms from Republicans, who say he pushed certain immigration fixes during election years and voted against them in off years – a characterization Casey’s office disputes. 

“Now that Bob Casey is in the race of his life, he’s hoping Pennsylvanians will forget he opposed building a border wall and even supported mass amnesty and taxpayer-funded health care for illegal immigrants,” Phillip Letsou, a spokesperson for the National Republican Senatorial Committee, told Fox News Digital 

“Casey will say anything for power, even if that means lying to Pennsylvanians.”

“Today we had the opportunity to pass the strongest border security bill in decades, and Senate Republicans walked away,” Casey said in a press release last week, accusing Republicans of playing politics on the failed Senate immigration bill. 

“After insisting that border security was such an emergency that it needed to be addressed immediately, my colleagues on the other side of the aisle are now brazenly admitting that this issue can wait until after the November elections. Everyone knows the reason for this insult to the American people is that Senate Republicans are genuflecting to their presidential candidate because he’d rather campaign on this crisis than fix it.”

Since taking office in 2006, Casey has voted several times against border security measures during years he was not running for re-election while calling for stronger border security in years when his name was on the ballot. 

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This year, Casey has supported drug detection at the border and introduced legislation in January “aimed at fortifying security along the southwest border.” However, Casey voted twice in opposition to drug detection at the border in 2021 and 2022. Both years, Casey was not running for re-election.

Former Pennsylvania Senate candidate, Sean Parnell, who is supporting David McCormick’s campaign, took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to say Casey “voted against an amendment in 2021 to prevent illegals who have been charged with a crime from being granted amnesty.”

When Casey was running for Senate in 2006, he campaigned against amnesty, saying it was a “big lie” for his Republican opponent Sen. Rick Santorum to say he supports it. 

“Bob Casey opposes amnesty for illegal immigrants,” a Casey campaign ad said in 2006.

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Casey pledged to “stand up” for American workers by opposing amnesty and criticized Santorum for not being strong enough on immigration. 

Years later, when he was not running for Senate in 2007 and 2013, Casey supported legislation that included a pathway to citizenship, which his critics called a de facto amnesty.

Casey voted for a motion in 2007 to invoke cloture, which limits debate, on the 2007 immigration reform bill that included a pathway to citizenship and voted multiple times in June of that year to advance immigration reform.

A month earlier, in May 2007, Casey voted against an amendment that would have removed a pathway to citizenship from the immigration reform act. 

When the immigration compromise failed in Congress, Casey said in a press release that Congress had “buried its head in the sand.”

Six years later, when a comprehensive immigration reform bill was on the table in 2013 and Casey was not up for re-election, the Pennsylvania Democrat voted for the package that included an incremental path to citizenship.

Casey defended that vote by pointing to its many strong security measures, including increasing the number of border patrol agents.

The Casey campaign told Fox News Digital this week that the senator “supports pairing pathways to citizenship measures with border security.”

Casey supported a fence at the southern border when he ran for Senate in 2006, saying that it was necessary at “strategic” points. Securing the border was something he mentioned several times, including in May 2006, when he said, “Congress must enforce existing laws and secure the borders before putting illegal immigrants on a path to citizenship.”

Two years later, when Casey was not up for re-election, Casey opposed a border fence when he voted in March 2008 against an amendment that would have added a border fence and deployed 6,400 National Guardsman to the border.

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In July 2009, Casey was not up for re-election and voted against an amendment that would have required a border fence to be put up before the end of 2010.

Casey voted two more times, in 2010 and 2013, while not up for re-election, against amendments that would have required the completion of a border fence.

Casey supported penalties for companies that hired illegal immigrants while running for Senate in 2006, supporting the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act that year while touting the way the legislation would crack down against hiring illegal immigrants.

Casey said that even though the bill wasn’t perfect, he supported a proposal in the bill that would have doubled fines for employers that hire illegal immigrants, add immigration hiring inspectors and implement an electronic verification system.

Casey even criticized Santorum for not doing enough to punish companies that hired illegal immigrants and said he “talks a good game about [border security]” but “voted against it seven times.”

Several times on the campaign trail, Casey called for stricter punishments against companies that hire illegal immigrants and argued Santorum was soft on that issue.

“I support tough penalties for corporations that hire illegal immigrants. My opponent voted against tougher penalties for those corporations,” Casey said at the time.

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During a 2006 debate with Santorum, Casey slammed the Republican for voting “against holding employers accountable” with an employer verification system.

Three years later, when Casey was not on the ballot in 2009, he voted to kill amendments that would have strengthened e-verify screening.

Casey backed a motion by fellow Democrat Sen. Chuck Schumer to table a Republican amendment in 2009 that would have forced federal agencies to ensure that government contractors check the citizenship status of employees.

Also in 2009, Casey voted  “Yea” on a vote to table an amendment that would have extended e-verify.

In 2006, Casey was running for Senate, and he vocally opposed the idea of federal benefits for illegal immigrants.

“I don’t, and no one does,” Casey said about the “assertion” from Santorum that he supported Social Security benefits for illegal immigrants.

Over the next decade, Casey voted for federal benefits to go to illegal immigrants multiple times in years that he was not running for re-election, including voting against an amendment requiring individuals to sign sworn statements affirming their citizenship before receiving Obamacare health care benefits.

Casey was not running for Congress in 2015 when he voted against cloture on a bill that would prohibit federal benefits for illegal immigrants and ended up voting against cloture a total of four times on Homeland Security funding that would have prevented federal benefits to illegal immigrants.

“Bob Casey’s complicit in this crisis,” Casey’s Republican challenger, David McCormick, told Fox News Digital. “He’s had 18 years in the Senate to take decisive action and help secure the border.”

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“Instead, he’s spent his time enabling weak policies that have made Pennsylvanians less safe and hurt our economy. Our commonwealth deserves a leader who will make shutting down the border to illegal immigration his top priority.”

In a statement to Fox News Digital, Maddy McDaniel, communications director for Bob Casey for Senate, said, “Casey has a long record of working to strengthen border security and passing bipartisan legislation to combat fentanyl smuggling across the border.

“David McCormick refused to support a bipartisan bill that was called the ‘toughest border and immigration law in modern history,’ was supported by border patrol and would have cracked down on fentanyl trafficking – that’s why Pennsylvanians know McCormick can’t be trusted.”

The campaign pointed to several examples of Casey “working across the aisle to strengthen border security” including the INTERDICT Act and STOP Act in 2017 that provided funding for drug screening and tracking fentanyl shipments from China via the postal service.

The campaign also pointed out that previous votes Casey took on immigration were also supported by some Republicans.

Handyman who outsmarted TV chef squatter living rent free has new message for America

A handyman-turned-squatter hunter said squatting laws need to be reclassified as an invasion or “terrorist act” as unwanted residents continue to wreak havoc on Atlanta-area houses, turning homes into drug and prostitution dens. 

“If we were to criminalize it, that would enable us to send in the National Guard to sweep that whole neighborhood and get those 1,200 houses clear,” Flash Shelton, founder of the United Handyman Association and SquatterHunters.com, told Fox News.

“That’s what needs to be done,” he added. “If we don’t stop it, it’s going to get worse.”

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Atlanta is facing a squatting crisis worse than any other metro area in the country, with around 1,200 homes being taken over, according to the National Rental Home Council trade group. Homeowners have few options to reclaim their property from unwanted residents as local law enforcement are bound by tenant rights laws. Pursuing a civil case can take many months. 

“My advice to the Atlanta property owners would be the same as they would to any property owner,” Shelton said. “First of all, know your laws, know your rights and think safely. This is your house, I understand that, but this is property, and it’s not worth your life.”

He said homeowners can get arrested trying to evict squatters due to the complexity of squatters’ rights laws. He advises people to always first call local law enforcement. 

“As soon as law enforcement says there’s nothing we can do, then I would say reach out to me or someone like me because there are alternatives besides spending a year in civil court,” Shelton said. 

The California handyman had his first experience removing squatters last year when two women took over his mother’s home in Simi Valley. She’d put up the property for sale following Shelton’s father’s death. 

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After local law enforcement couldn’t help, Shelton spent days dissecting laws around squatters’ rights. He managed to get rid of the women within a day by drafting a lease agreement with his mother designating him the legal resident of the home, then took over the house when the women stepped out one day and barred them from re-entering.

Now he uses his experience to provide squatter removal services for others and has successfully helped several landlords in California reclaim their homes. 

“I think it’s just something that is coming to light … and I believe that it’s going to get worse,” Shelton told Fox News. “Squatters’ rights were never intended to allow the takeover of residential maintained properties. So until we make it criminal, it’s just going to keep happening, and people are going to be afraid to rent out or buy.”

In October, a 4,000 square foot, five-bedroom Atlanta home was taken over by squatters who ran an illegal strip club inside on weekends and kept horses on the property, neighbors told WSB-TV. Ultimately, the FBI arrested four people residing in the trashed house.

Another Atlanta resident discovered squatters had broken into her property that she was selling. She said there was prostitution, drug use and $30,000 worth of damage done to her home.  

“There’s violence and weapons and not to mention the fact that these houses are turning into drug houses,” Shelton said. “They are bringing that element into these neighborhoods that may not know how to adapt or handle a situation like that.”

“There are safety risks for children, for elderly, for anybody,” he added. 

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The handyman said the scale of the Atlanta crisis makes it unique.

“Typically, when someone reaches out to me, it’s an individual, one house here or one house there,” he said. “This is like a whole town being overrun.”

But Shelton said if Atlanta homeowners call him for help, he’ll handle it the same way he does in all his squatter cases.

“I would meet with the local law enforcement, talk to them about the situation, about what I’m going to do, show them the lease,” he said. “And I would ask them to do the one thing that they’re allowed to do when it comes to squatters … to be on the premises to maintain safety.”

Scientist may have cracked the case of a mysterious noise keeping residents up at night

Mysterious bass noises have shaken a Tampa neighborhood for years, leading residents to band together to solve the enigma.

The frustrated South Tampa residents who have heard the puzzling deep bass tones periodically since 2022 have proposed a variety of theories, ranging from boat parties to secret military projects to aliens, according to one citizen, Sara Healy, who launched an investigation into the noise. Dr. James Locascio of Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium in Sarasota suspected the noise could be from black drum fish mating in the bay, leading Healy to raise money for the scientist to install underwater microphones in the ocean to analyze the sound. 

“I’m just a fixer and a finder,” resident Sara Healy told Fox News. I’m just trying to give back to my community and pay it forward.”

The 10-year resident first heard the noise Jan. 13, but has heard complaints from neighbors since 2022. Kids have even woken up from the pulsing vibration, she said. 

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“The first thing I did was open the bedroom window to see if that made any difference, and it didn’t change,” Healy told Fox News about the sound. “The intensity of the vibration, the intensity of the bass that I was hearing, it was just sort of this rhythmic low hum, not dissimilar to like if somebody a couple streets away was having a rager.”

“It’s not even a matter of like, ‘well, I’ll just put in earplugs, or I’ll turn on my Hatch sound machine,'” she said. “It’s just pervasive in their homes, depending on where they are.” 

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Healy immediately reached out to Locascio about the noise and started a GoFundMe page to raise money for an investigation, which has since collected $2,650 dollars. After the funding passed the $2,500 dollar threshold to cover costs for the equipment, Locascio agreed to install the underwater devices.

“Understanding this is satisfying, and it reduces the anxiety about what the source is, but it also offers the opportunity to learn something pretty neat about the natural world,” Locascio told FOX 13

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Locascio said the tone, rhythm and distance of the mystery noise matched black drum fish mating sounds, FOX 13 reported. He also said it was their mating season. 

“It’s a low frequency sound, and so they travel much better and go further distances, and they go through dissimilar media more efficiently,” Locascio said.

The project includes five underwater microphones that will record the ocean’s sounds for over two months alongside observations from citizen scientists keeping journals of the activity, according to Healy.

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In a similar experiment decades earlier, Locascio used underwater acoustic recorders and resident observations to link mysterious noises in Cape Coral and Punta Gorda to black drum fish mating, FOX 13 reported. 

The Tampa microphones will be removed in mid-April for analysis, but it could take until mid-summer to determine the mysterious noise’s source, Healy said. 

“I just want answers for the community, for me and just for everyone who is curious,” she told FOX 13. “Just having an answer or having a clearer answer or more information would just help everybody as a whole.”

Relationship coach weighs in on Travis Kelce’s sideline outburst, should it worry Swift

Travis Kelce admitted he took it too far with his sideline outburst against Andy Reid during the Super Bowl, but an expert says it could still lead to trouble in his relationship.

The Kansas City Chiefs star tight end quickly became the talk of the night when he screamed in the face of his head coach.

The incident occurred shortly after an Isiah Pacheco fumble in the first half while Kelce was not on the field. Kelce ran over to Reid and gave him an earful, appearing to grab his arm and bump him in the process before Jerick McKinnon stepped between them.

Both downplayed the incident immediately following the game. However, a marriage and relationship coach says Kelce’s reaction was troubling.

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Dr. Jacquie Del Rosario says “it made the makings of trouble” and that his girlfriend, pop star Taylor Swift, should make note of what he did.

“Looking at the clip, we can’t necessarily say he is a toxic partner. But we can say there are certain things we need to be concerned about,” she told Fox News Digital in a recent interview.

Del Rosario said she understood “it is the Super Bowl” and emtions run high – a similar sentiment Tom Brady had – but it did show how Kelce handles “conflict” and that the “writing [is] on the wall.”

“This is something that you do take notice of in a relationship. As someone that’s more emotionally mature, you’re able to handle yourself regardless of what the scenario is. So, I’m glad they’re giving him a pass, but if I’m Taylor, I’m making a note like ‘whoa.’” 

“But I’m sure she’s already seen something like that.”

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After the game, the two shared a kiss and exchanged heartfelt messages to one another, so, it’s obvious the two at least “like” each other.

“But like is not enough,” Del Rosario said. “One of the things when you’re in love and in a committed relationship, you might not like the person very much, but you need to be able to respect who they are and how they show up. … I just feel like the outburst was a little over the top, and I just felt that it lacked respect. But I understand it’s the Super Bowl. But I’d be very careful to observe what happens next.”

Del Rosario brought up one all-time great who she says never showed up his coach in a public setting.

“I was a strong fan of Michael Jordan. I always thought he handled himself with class and respect,” she says. “I’ve never seen him – I’m sure there [were] times that he had conversations, but it was an appropriate place and time. I have not ever seen him on the court with cameras all over in his coach’s face. So, that speaks to that individual, and it changed the way I thought about him as an individual.”

There’s also this type of pattern among football players, she says.

“Because it is a violent sport. And we’re talking about domestic violence, same thing with people in the military field or law enforcement … I think that tendency towards the rage and the violence can have some organic basis as well.”

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But with the rant, Kelce showed his true colors, Del Rosario says.

“He showed himself,” she said. “He showed his ugly undercarriage. And we all have those moments. It’s those aspects about ourselves that we don’t want on display because we’re not proud of it. He just needs to do the work. If you don’t like the way it works or the way it sounds, just do the work.”

“He needs to work on how to control this anger or rage. He needs to look at how does he show respect to others and how does he expect it back as well.”

Kelce caught nine passes for 93 yards in the victory over the San Francisco 49ers.

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5,000-year-old migrant had wild life before he was clubbed to death, research suggests

New research by a team of archeologists in Scandinavia is shedding light on a man who died a brutal death in the area of Northwest Denmark more than 5,000 years ago. 

“Vittrup Man” was first discovered in a peat bog in northern Denmark in 1915. It was evident that he’d died a brutal death, having received at least eight blows from a club over his body. 

For more than a century, this was all that was known about the ancient man. 

Now, researchers have mapped out crucial details of his life, determining that he covered a wide geographical area before his death, sometime around 3,200 BCE. 

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The man likely grew up in northern Norway but, for some reason, traveled to Denmark in his late teens. It was there that his diet changed from fish to food produced by agriculture. 

“He comes from the north, from a relatively cold area, and it must have been a coastal area because the food he ate as a child came from the sea,” said archaeologist Karl-Göran Sjögren, who was a member of the research team. 

The researchers determined the “Vittrup Man” likely spent 10 to 20 years in a farming community in Denmark before he was “brutally clubbed to death.” 

The revolutionary techniques in DNA analysis, analysis of dental calculus, and isotope analysis, are opening new windows into the lives of ancient peoples. 

Anders Fischer, who is part of the Swedish-Danish team that is linked to the University of Gothenburg, said such techniques enable researchers to “follow this individual’s geographical and dietary development from birth to death.” 

“As far as we know, this is the first time researchers have been able to map a person’s life history in such great detail and from so long ago,” Fischer said. 

 The study, published in Nature, is part of a larger study examining the genomes and DNA of the prehistoric Nordic population. “Vittrup Man” is part of an analysis of 100 teeth and bone remains found in Denmark. 

Researchers were particularly drawn to “Vittrup Man” because his genome “differed markedly from the rest of the Danish Stone Age population,” said Fischer. 

“[H]e was closely related to contemporary people living on the Scandinavian peninsula, in what is now northern Norway and Sweden,” Fisher said. “This is why we chose to study his origins and life history in detail.” 

It remains unclear how “Vittrup Man” ended up in Denmark or why he was clubbed to death and archaeologists can only speculate. Researchers have speculated he may have been sacrificed. 

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“The study now adds a real flesh and blood human being to these finds,” said Lasse Sørensen, an expert in the Neolithic period at the National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen and a member of the research team.