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iStock/Thinkstock(PITTSBURGH) -- Police have found a vehicle they believe was involved in the killing of a Pennsylvania cop during a traffic stop, officials said Saturday.

"We were able to find and seize the vehicle that we believe to be involved in this incident," New Kensington Police Chief James Klein said. "The investigation into the vehicle’s full involvement and the occupants that were in the vehicle is ongoing at this time."

The discovery came after an announcement that the reward offered for information leading to an arrest of the gunman rose to $40,000 on Saturday, as an intense manhunt continued.

The shooting happened around 8 p.m. ET Friday in New Kensington, about 18 miles from Pittsburgh. Officer Brian Shaw was shot after a traffic stop led to him pursuing someone on foot, according to authorities.

Police later found an unoccupied Jeep Grand Cherokee not far from the scene that was wanted in connection with the shooting.

Shaw was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later, authorities said. The 25-year-old officer had been with the New Kensington Police Department for less than a year.

Shaw's body was transported to a funeral home in Lower Burrell on Saturday afternoon after an autopsy was conducted.

"I can tell you standing there listening to the officers share stories about how he was vibrant, how he brought smiles and entertainment and wit and humor into their lives, he was obviously a very special person just by listening to how they talked about him," Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Steven Limani said at a press conference Saturday.

Limani would not discuss other details of the case, including the reason for the traffic stop, saying it could compromise the ongoing investigation. Police have not yet released a description of the suspect they are searching for.

Several law enforcement agencies are involved in the ongoing search for the suspect. Westmoreland County detectives are leading the investigation and the FBI is assisting.

The FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) initially offered a $30,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest. On Saturday, the ATF increased its offer from $5,000 to $10,000 and the U.S. Marshals Service offered an additional $5,000, bringing the total reward to $40,000, authorities said.

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iStock/Thinkstock(WEST CHESTER, Pa.) -- More than two dozen people were injured while others remain unaccounted for after a massive fire engulfed a senior living facility west of Philadelphia on Thursday night, authorities said.

The five-alarm fire at Barclay Friends Senior Living Community in West Chester, about 35 miles from Philadelphia, began just before 11 p.m. ET Thursday, authorities said. It burned for hours before firefighters brought it under control early Friday.

Hundreds of first responders scrambled to rescue the elderly residents from the burning building, evacuating them on beds and in wheelchairs.

Approximately 27 people were hospitalized for injuries related to the blaze, West Chester Police Chief Scott Bohn said at a press conference Friday afternoon. All of them are expected to survive, Bohn added.

The police chief estimated that 160 people, including residents and staff, were evacuated from the flaming center. The blaze was contained Friday afternoon but continued to burn.

Authorities were unclear on the exact amount of people unaccounted for and whether that number includes residents or staff.

"As you can imagine it was a little chaotic during the evacuation. There were some folks who were evacuated to West Chester University, some folks went home with family, so we're still trying to account for everybody," Donald Robinson, special agent in charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) National Center for Explosives Training and Research, said at the press conference Friday afternoon.

The investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing, and the ATF was on scene Friday.

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iStock/Thinkstock(KINGSTREE, S.C.) -- The family of an 86-year-old South Carolina man has settled with the city of Kingstree just a month after the man was tased by police following a car chase.

Police dash cam video of the incident shows Albert Chatfield immediately emerging from his car at an intersection and backpedaling from two police officers, who repeatedly shout for him to "stop." As he continues to back up through the street, one officer pulls out his Taser and, after the other officer is heard shouting "tase him," fires it. Chatfield is knocked to the ground instantly.

The city agreed to pay $900,000 to Chatfield's family over the incident, one of the fastest settlements in a Taser case in the state ever, according to the family's lawyer. Chatfield remains in the hospital after suffering bleeding on his brain due to the fall, according to ABC affiliate WCIV.

Police had claimed Chatfield assumed a "fighting stance" as he backpedaled from police. The video shows the man raising his hands, but he is slowly backing away from the officers throughout. The police report also described the scene as a busy street, saying they were trying to protect Chatfield and others' safety, though the video shows just one car in the intersection.

"Our lives have been permanently changed," Chatfield's daughter Jodie said at a news conference Friday to announce the settlement. "We've been in ICU for an entire month."

The family's lawyer, Justin Bamberg, blamed the police chase on a mental issue. Police had been called after Chatfield was aggressively tailgating other vehicles.

Bamberg said the money would be used to pay for Chatfield's medical expenses.


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iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- The City of Angels is getting all dolled up over the next decade - the Summer Olympics are coming to L.A. in 2028!

For value seekers, though, the time to visit is now, thanks to more places to stay - 9,000 new hotel rooms by the end of 2018 - and more ways to fly here - 10 new domestic routes in the last year. More availability almost always means lower prices.

Throw in the fact that what’s world-famous about L.A. hasn’t changed, from its celebrity residents to the perfect weather to an exploding food scene, and an L.A. visit is a no-brainer.

Haven’t been in awhile? Here’s more of what makes California’s largest city awesome.

Skip Rodeo Drive, shop Abbot Kinney

Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills is a paradise for well-heeled shoppers, but the ritzy storefronts relegate most of us to window shopping. In nearby Venice, Abbot Kinney Boulevard is a mile-long thoroughfare close to the beach that’s quickly become a trendy epicenter for food, fashion and art. Aust features creative wares by Australia’s up-and-coming designers, The Tasting Kitchen draws big brunch crowds, and The Otheroom pours fine wine and beer late into the night. Every month, First Friday brings out dozens of food trucks and shoppers on the hunt for special deals.

Skip Beverly Hills, do West Hollywood

While he doesn’t completely discount Beverly Hills for celeb spotting, “West Hollywood is better,” says Gregg Gant, business development manager at Travelzoo’s L.A. office. “Check out restaurants like The Ivy on Robertson for a late lunch, and do the Nice Guy for dinner. Get a day pass to Equinox in West Hollywood and work out with stars like Common or Tyler Perry. Check out Catch, the hot new club. Or see a concert at the famous Troubadour, where bands like the Elton John, Kelly Clarkson, Van Morrison, The Eagles & James Taylor have played.” Exploring West Hollywood is easy when you board the WeHo Pickup, a totally free shuttle that runs weekends and does a six-mile loop along Santa Monica Boulevard’s hot clubs, eateries and shops.

Skip the hotel, stay at the ranch

“I recently discovered and stayed at Calamigos Ranch -- OMG, this is a serious hidden gem!” says Rifi Sachdev, business development director at Travelzoo Los Angeles. Although this Malibu property has been around since 1947, the on-site resort opened to the public just two years ago. “I planned a girls’ getaway here and we did a number of activities all within a 10-minute drive. On Saturday, we stayed at Calamigos, went horseback riding through the mountains, checked out Cornell Winery and Malibu Wines and had dinner at The Sunset restaurant. On Sunday, we enjoyed an amazing free breakfast at Calamigos Ranch (part of their $25 resort fee). They also have pretty snazzy Tesla cars that take you to Malibu Café or their private beach club, where you can take advantage of their SUP, kayaks or just lay out -- umbrellas and towels provided!”

Skip Malibu, see Pacific Palisades


Malibu is gorgeous, stretching along the Pacific toward the L.A.-Ventura County line. But neighboring Pacific Palisades, my hometown, is an alternative seaside, celeb-laden community. Much smaller and anchored by famous Sunset Boulevard, it's home to Tinsel Town names like Matt Damon, Steven Spielberg and Goldie Hawn. And special local attractions abound, from the peaceful oasis known as the Lake Shrine to bucolic Will Rogers State Park.

See the real stars

Celeb-spotting is a favorite L.A. pastime, but don't forget about the stars above. Griffith Park is open until 10 p.m., making it ideal for a night of hiking and sky watching. The Griffith Observatory -- its iconic architecture makes it a regular backdrop in movies, from “The Terminator” to “La La Land” -- features public telescopes, planetarium shows and interactive space exhibits. Getting in is free and, at more than 1,100 feet above sea level, the views of the city and even the Hollywood sign are beautiful. Griffith Park spans 4,500 acres, making it L.A.’s largest historical landmark.

Skip the entry fee, visit museums for free


Some of the best museums in L.A. are free every day. Art buffs flock to the Hammer Museum in Westwood. History buffs love the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades and the Getty Center in Brentwood (advanced reservation for $15 parking at both locations is a good idea). And kids are always awed by exhibits like the Space Shuttle Endeavour at the California Science Center at Exposition Park. “The Broad museum featuring the Yayoi Kusama exhibit is a must,” adds Sachdev. “This block of L.A. is truly a piece of art. You can visit The Broad for free, catch a show at the iconic Disney Concert Hall or L.A. Phil and have a beautiful meal at Otium, all within a five-minute walking radius.” Many other museums, like the L.A. County Museum of Art, offer free days at least once a month. For a real art party, join DTLA’s all-day Downtown Art Walk the second Thursday of every month.

Skip the coast, go downtown

When I grew up in L.A., you avoided downtown. Today, thanks to major investment and concerted planning, downtown is a mecca for those seeking culture, dining and nightlife. “I did a guiding walking tour of downtown L.A., and it was awesome,” says Gant. “I learned so much about the city, its history and its culture.” There are dozens of happy hour hot spots here, like the Whiskey Lounge, Triple 8 China Bar & Grill and Orchid Bar Kitchen. There are plenty of parks and green spaces. And you’ll find famous entertainment venues like L.A. Live and the Staples Center here, too. One of the hottest not-to-be-missed attractions is OUE Skyspace LA on the 71st floor of the U.S. Bank Tower. Interactive educational exhibits about Los Angeles lead you to two large observation terraces that offer breathtaking views, from the San Gabriel Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. Don’t leave without going down the Skyslide, a 45-foot-long outdoor glass slide perched high above the city.

Skip your flight, experience Pan Am

The golden age of air travel is alive and well in L.A. The Pan Am Experience is one of the city’s most unique dinner experiences, set inside a restored 1970s Pan Am jumbo jet. The multi-course meal -- served in either coach or first class -- is gourmet and modeled after actual Pan Am menus. Flight attendants wear vintage Pan Am uniforms. And guests, limited to only about 50, dress to the nines, the way it used to be. The experience is entertaining, energetic and one-of-a-kind. “No details were overlooked,” says Lily Fu, executive producer at Travelzoo LA who’s put together several Travelzoo member-only events here. “Everything down to the recipes, utensils and glassware are from original Pan Am flights. It’s like going to an elegant, retro dinner-theater show. It’s uniquely L.A. and still very much under the radar, but probably not for long!” The Pan Am Experience is located at Air Hollywood, a movie studio in Pacoima where hundreds of movie and TV show airplane scenes have been filmed.

Don’t waste your layover

“If you have a long layover at LAX, go to Manhattan Beach for a meal or a stroll on the pier or Strand,” suggests my friend and intrepid travel blogger Johnny Jet (Forbes named him one of the world’s top 10 travel influencers). His recommendations to satiate your sweet tooth: Manhattan Beach Creamery, Becker’s Bakery and Blue Star Donuts. If you need to stay a bit closer to the airport, and especially if you’re an aviation fan, he suggests dining “at the new and improved Proud Bird Restaurant,” where you can watch airplanes soar by right above you on their descent to LAX. “Download the Flight Radar 24 app to see which planes are coming in.”

Skip the drive, take to the skies

It's tough to avoid renting a car if you want to cover a lot of ground in L.A. So why not fly, instead? L.A. is home to several flight schools, including South Coast Aeronautics at Torrance Municipal Airport. The FAA-certified instructors here use a SOCATA Tobago airplane, featuring a 180-horsepower engine, a three-blade constant speed propeller and deluxe leather interiors. A 70-minute lesson begins with a 20-minute pre-flight briefing on flight fundamentals and includes 50 minutes of flight time. You fly past the Hollywood sign, downtown L.A., Beverly Hills and movie studios.

Skip Disney parking, take the train

If you’re planning on visiting the happiest place on Earth, consider the train. Board at Amtrak’s historic Union Station downtown and enjoy the traffic-free ride all the way to Anaheim. From ARTIC (the impressive Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center), Disneyland and California Adventure are about 5 miles away, an easy cab or rideshare ride. No paying for parking!

Skip the city, see the island

Anchored just 22 miles off the L.A. coastline, Catalina Island is an easy day trip. You can take an express one-hour ferry ride from Long Beach, San Pedro, Newport Beach or Dana Point; paying a little more gets you a quick chopper ride over the water. The main town of Avalon offers leisurely strolls -- by foot, bike, golf cart or Segway -- as well as eateries and shops. Golf, hiking and a new zip line will appeal to adventurers. And, yes, there are beaches here, too. Catalina enjoys a touch of Hollywood; more than 500 films have been shot here.

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Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- In the beginning, there was Hobby Lobby  president Steve Green and his first purchase of a biblical artifact in 2009 that launched the Green Collection.

What Green has accomplished since then is a full-fledged museum dedicated to the "Book of Books" in Washington, D.C.

After nearly three years of construction, the Museum of the Bible will open its 40-foot tall, bronze doors — the Gutenberg Gates — inscribed with Genesis’s first chapter in Latin to the public Saturday.

Taking a page from the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture that opened last September, the Museum of the Bible will provide guests free admission and timed tickets as a way to control the crowds.

The museum is 430,000 square feet, features a 140-foot LED display mounted to the ceiling that show images like stained glass, a grand staircase with glass railings winding up as if to reach to the heavens, a glass galley that offers a view of the Capitol and the Washington Monument, an outdoor Biblical garden on the rooftop, and a massive 472-seat theater that will host the Broadway’s Amazing Grace musical production until January.

Artifacts include the Codex Climaci Rescriptus, first edition Bibles and Torah scrolls, and other artifacts on loan from the Vatican Library and Museum and the Israel Antiquity Authority.

To go through the entire museum, viewing every exhibit and video, would take nine 8-hour days.

A conservative Christian known for winning his company’s 2014 Supreme Court case against Obamacare's contraceptive mandate, Green and the other leaders have stressed that the museum is nonsectarian and is an invitation for visitors of all faiths to engage with the Bible.

The exhibits' contents are devoid of hot button issues like same-sex marriage and abortion, officials say.

The opening gala was held Thursday night at the Trump Tower, the Washington Post reported.

Zeiss said his hope is that President Donald Trump would visit the museum and that "every president would come at some time."

In 2010, the Museum of the Bible was formed as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the intent, according to IRS tax form files pulled from ProPublica, “to bring to life the living word of God, to tell its compelling story of preservation, and to inspire confidence in the absolute authority and reliability of the Bible.”

The nonprofit’s mission statement changed on its 2012 tax form: “We exist to invite people to engage with the Bible through our four primary activities: traveling exhibits, scholarship, building of a permanent museum in DC, and developing elective high school curriculum.”

Green told reporters that “the intent had always been to be a nonsectarian museum.”

Candida Moss, a University of Birmingham theology professor and co-author of the book “Bible Nation: The United States of Hobby Lobby,” called it a “good faith effort” from the museum to be nonsectarian.

It has been “external criticism that has pushed them towards the museum that they have,” she said.

The museum has included a section devoted to the Hebrew Bible and a few references to the Quran, though Green stressed to reporters this is a museum of the Bible.

Moss also argued that the museum is being billed as a “Christian Smithsonian” which is misleading to visitors, and it’s “difficult to say you’re a nonsectarian museum and have people signing faith statements,” which Green confirms is asked of all members of the museum’s board of directors.

Dan Barker, the co-president of the Freedom from Religion Foundation, said the Greens have a “very specific evangelical motive” that they’ve tried to present as objective.

“When I visit the place I’m going to be looking for signs of proselytizing. If there are none, then I’ll applaud that,” Barker told ABC News.

Moss and Barker both intend to visit the museum.

“There’s been a lot of people that have argued that ... we’re going to be proselytizing or be an evangelical view or protestant view,” Green said. “I think of a movie reviewer that reviews a movie they’ve not even seen. So how much credit can you give to someone who’s not even been in the museum?”

Professor Christopher Rollston, a George Washington University professor who’s an expert on the Old Testament, said “the museum is currently walking a fine line” on being nonsectarian, but noted that they have donors and may have visitors who might expect the museum to push a more religious framework to its exhibits.

“But they’re trying to be quite historical in the wordings of the displays that they have,” Rollston said, adding that, “They have made it clear that they’re willing to listen to scholars’ critiques.”

“At this point, I’m reasonably pleased with most of the wording in the exhibits and with most of the displays,” said Rollston, who’s toured the museum in September and November. “…I’m hopeful that the ways in which the museum has been responsive to scholarship is something that will continue. And I’m hoping to that the willingness of the museum to listen doesn’t end after the opening.”

Rollston said he’s going to remain “vigilant” about the museum's exhibits and the display language used to see if it continues to be “historical in nature and not sectarian.”

But Rollston pointed out that it’s a private museum, so the museum’s leaders are going to do as they please.

Green added, “If we wanted to espouse our faith, we could, but we’re choosing not to. And so we invite visitors to come in and decide if we’ve done that job well.”

Besides combating the criticism that his museum is evangelical propaganda, Green has had to answer for the $3 million settlement Hobby Lobby paid to the U.S. Justice Department this summer for illegally importing Iraqi artifacts, which his company also forfeited.

“We should have exercised more oversight and carefully questioned how the acquisitions were handled,” Green said in a statement at the time.

Green admitted to reporters Tuesday that “mistakes were made early on and we learned from those mistakes,” and assured the authenticity of the artifacts in the museum from his collection.

He also argued that acquiring artifacts was a new area for them at the time, they didn’t have a lot of expertise and there’s liabilities when you import items.

“We’ve paid the fine. We’ve moved on. You learn. It’s a new area for us. It takes a lot of expertise,” Green told ABC News in an interview Tuesday. “We are acquiring and bringing together the best team of experts that we can to help us in that process.”

One such piece on display is the Dead Sea Scrolls fragment. A plaque card titled “Are these fragments real? Research continues” accompanies the display and reads “scholarly opinions of their authenticity remain divided.”

Rollston, who was a witness in the 2012 Israeli “Epigraphic Forgery Trial,” said he has some concerns about the authenticity and provenance, or history of ownership, of some of the Green Collection’s artifacts shown in the museum.

But he said he was “particularly pleased” that the museum chose to be “honest” about the scrolls because museums are not generally candid about artifacts potentially being forgeries. Rollston argued that it’s important for all museums to display forgeries or potential forgeries so the public is aware it’s an issue.

The nonprofit opened a traveling exhibit “Passages,” in 2011 that has been to the Vatican City, Cuba, Israel, and soon after purchased the Washington Design Center for $50 million in 2012 as a home for a permanent museum.

Because the museum is in part a historical building, the museum and its team of 500 to 600 onsite construction workers daily had to be careful in demolition and renovations.

Keeping with their nonsectarian mission, private events can be hosted at the museum with a donation. The events, though, that have been booked almost a year before the museum opened, have the Bible somewhere as the core of their presentation, according to the museum's president’s Cary Summers.

“So we haven’t figured out all the rules of the game yet. Who do we invite, who don’t we,” Summers told ABC News. “And we’re learning through this pre-opening what has worked well and what hasn’t.”

Part of the third floor is dedicated to an exhibit, “World of Jesus of Nazareth,” that attempts to transport visitors to first century Israel during the time of Jesus Christ.

Lorelei Mah and Sammy Mah, two of the founders to the museum, recently returned from a trip to Israel to find that the exhibit “immediately transported us back.”

“Close your eyes. Takes you back,” Lorelei Mah told ABC News.

The museum also has technology that’s never been used anywhere else in the world, according to Summers. “Washington Revelations” is a flight stimulation, Disney-esque amusement ride, pointing out “the Bible’s presence in inscriptions, place names and monuments in our nation’s capital.”

The Bibles of Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, Harry Truman and George W. Bush’s family Bible are also featured in the museum.

Green said that he hoped that once the museum is open, more individuals and institutions might be inspired to donate or loan artifacts.

However, what Rollston wished the museum focused more attention on is Thomas Jefferson’s “The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth,” also known as the “Jefferson Bible.”

America’s third president and one of the nation’s founding fathers took from the Gospels of the New Testament but omitted the Bible’s miracles, like Jesus’ resurrection, to create a piece of work that’s a combination of enlightenment thought and Christian beliefs.

Rollston said it’s important in a museum about the Bible to highlight the Jefferson Bible because the Enlightenment view of the Bible was the “predominant view of the Founding Fathers” and Jefferson was such an important figure in American history.

The museum also features modern cultural references.

In the museum’s Impact of the Bible exhibit, Elvis Presley’s Bible is displayed a few steps away from mannequins donning Dolce & Gabbana outfits with religious themes.

Kanye West’s “Jesus Walks” and Coolio's “Gangsta's Paradise” can be heard in the music section for its lyrics’ biblical references. The exhibit also has a small science section of bronze statues of George Washington Carver, Galileo Galilei and Isaac Newton as attempt to provide proof science and religion can co-exist.

Lee Leibold, who calls himself an “incurable collector,” and his wife, Beth, had visited "Passages," the temporary exhibit which Hobby Lobby opened in Oklahoma City back in 2011.

Hearing of Green’s intent to build a permanent Museum of the Bible, Lee wanted to find something he could collect and contribute.

He donated two pieces: Woodrow Wilson’s personal church pew when he became president and the original letter written on White House stationery signed by Wilson that accompanied each of the one million New Testaments given to World War I soldiers.

While the church pew is not on display, as Lee was told it would be featured in traveling exhibits, visitors can see the original letter from the president that urges American soldiers to read their personal pocket Bibles.

“The Bible is the Word of Life. I beg that you will read it and find this out for yourselves, read — not little snatches here and there — but long passages that will really be the road to the heart of it,” Wilson’s message reads.

On Tuesday, Lee and Beth traveled from Texas to tour the museum, excited to see Wilson’s letter displayed.

Stepping into the museum as “very moving and a little overwhelming” and was pleased that the museum incorporated the Hebrew Bible, Beth Leibold said.

“It’s open to everybody to get a really unique perspective, whatever their viewpoints are and [to] learn,” she said as she toured the "Impact of the Bible" exhibits.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The weather system which has already brought flooding rains to the Northwest and heavy snow to the Rockies is moving into the Midwest on Saturday with the Northeast to follow.

A wind advisory is in effect from Texas to Ohio as wind speeds can be expected from 20 to 30 mph with gusts over 45 mph. These gusts are high enough to cause tree limbs to fall, which may lead to scattered power outages.

This system is expected to bring periods of heavy rain to the Midwest on Saturday afternoon and through the evening hours. Some areas ahead of the cold front could bring damaging winds and small hail in the afternoon and early evening hours.

Into the East

The front moves on to the East Coast and Northeast by Sunday.

The bulk of the rain from Washington, D.C. through Boston will pass during the overnight hours Saturday into Sunday Morning. Wet and windy conditions will likely impact airports at major hubs like Washington, New York, Philadelphia and Boston, as well as make for slick driving conditions on the roads.

On the back end of the storm, gusty winds from the northwest will remain and bring some lake effect snow showers across portions of Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York. Higher elevations east of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario could see as much as 3 to 6 inches of snow.

Cold winds

The end of the weekend and beginning of next week will bring cold winds to the Midwest and Northeast.

Gusty winds will continue throughout the day Sunday as cold air fills in behind the cold front. Wind chill values will be anywhere from the teens to 30s Sunday as cold and blustery conditions stretch from Marquette, Michigan all the way to Nashville, Tennessee.

By Monday, the chill moves into the Northeast to kick off the work week.

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iStock/Thinkstock(BALTIMORE) -- A reward has climbed to $215,000 in the search for the killer of a veteran Baltimore police detective who was fatally shot in the head while on duty, the FBI said.

Detective Sean Suiter, a married father of five and an 18-year veteran with the Baltimore Police, was conducting a follow-up to a homicide investigation around 5 p.m. Wednesday when he saw a man engaging in suspicious activity, police said.

Suiter approached the man and was shot in the head shortly after, police said.

Suiter's partner was nearby and rushed over to render aid, police said.

On Wednesday evening, Suiter was in "very, very grave condition" and was fighting "for his life," Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said.

Suiter, 43, died around noon Thursday, authorities said.

Davis said Suiter was "a loved guy" who "loved being a cop."

Baltimore Police Major Martin Bartness wrote on Twitter, "Suiter was my rock" as a new sergeant.

"He knew his post; colleagues & citizens respected him. He was the man u wanted investigating ur case & patrolling ur neighborhood," he said. "Quick with a smile & big of heart, he is dearly missed. RIP, my friend."

The manhunt is ongoing for Suiter's killer, whom Davis described as "cold" and "callous."

Davis said that evidence suggests the suspect may have been wounded.

He said the suspect is likely in the Baltimore community.

Davis said today that tips have come in, adding, "I encourage our tipsters to keep calling."

"I know that our community is just as upset about this as we are," Davis said at a news conference this afternoon. "When a cop is killed, that goes way beyond that murder. It's an attack on American policing."

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said in a statement Thursday, "It is difficult to express the sadness - and anger - that comes with losing this dedicated public servant to such a cruel and senseless act of violence.

"The State of Maryland will continue to support local law enforcement as they hunt down the individual that committed this heinous crime, and ensure that the full force of justice is brought to bear," he added.

"We join all Marylanders in praying for Det. Suiter's wife, children, and loved ones during this time of tragedy," Hogan said. "May God continue to bless the brave men and women who serve and protect us every single day, including all of Detective Suiter's fellow officers on the Baltimore City police force."

The FBI in Baltimore said anyone with information can call 1-800-CALL-FBI.

“Editors’ Note: Earlier this evening ABC News Radio reported that a suspect had been apprehended. As of this report, the suspect is still on the loose.”

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Yves Adams/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Donald Trump Jr. caused an uproar among some when pictures surfaced of him holding the tail of a dead elephant after a big-game hunt in Africa years ago. Now, new policy changes
proposed by his father’s administration may allow Americans to bring the carcasses of elephants and lions killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia back to the U.S.

The importing of so-called hunting trophies was banned by former President Obama in 2014, but the Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it will allow Americans to bring back elephant and lion
trophies. Fish and Wildlife officials said they would begin issuing permits on Oct. 20, and had been ready to issue permits for elephant trophies on Friday. The elephant trophy ban will remain, at least for now, as Trump tweeted late Friday the administration would futher review the facts.

The African lion population has decreased 42 percent in the past 20 years, according to the African Wildlife Foundation.

During the press briefing Friday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said that the change in policy stems from a study that was initiated during the Obama administration.

She said the study determined that both Zambia and Zimbabwe met “strict international conservation standards that allowed Americans to resume hunting in those countries.”

Sanders noted the ban on imported ivory remains in place.

Neither of Trump's sons have spoken about the policy changes yet, but both Donald Trump Jr. and President Trump have publicly spoken about their family’s hunting history in the past.

Controversial 2012 safari trip

Back in 2012, years before their father ran for president, photos surfaced of Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump's hunting trip to Zimbabwe.

Photos released by the safari company at the time, which were later published on TMZ and elsewhere, showed the brothers posing next to various dead animals that were killed as part of their hunt.
Donald Trump Jr. was 34 years old at the time, and Eric Trump was 28.

Various photos show the brothers flanking a crocodile hanging from a tree, smiling behind the horns of a killed waterbuck, and standing together as Eric held a dead leopard. Donald Trump Jr. was
pictured sitting next to a dead buffalo while holding a gun and wearing an ammunition belt, and Eric Trump can be seen sitting on one of the dead animals with guns resting on its horns.

The Trump brothers were not pictured with any dead lions in 2012, but Donald Trump Jr. was pictured next to a dead elephant while holding its severed tail.

A spokesperson for the Trump sons did not immediately return ABC News’ request for comment on the recent policy change. It remains unclear if the brothers brought back any animal trophies from
their safari trip, as it was legal to do so at the time.

Donald Trump Jr. has spoken about the 2012 trip in the past.

In a 2012 interview with a Forbes contributor, Donald Jr. reportedly told him that it was African tradition to cut off an elephant's tail and use its hair to make bracelets, and that it is seen as
a sign of respect for the animal.

Following the uproar caused by the photos, Donald Jr. and Eric released a statement to E! News, calling themselves “avid outdoorsmen and were brought up hunting and fishing with our grandfather who
taught us that nothing should ever be taken for granted or wasted.”

“We have the utmost respect for nature and have always hunted in accordance with local laws and regulations. In addition, all meat was donated to local villagers who were incredibly grateful. We
love traveling and being in the woods—at the end of the day, we are outdoorsmen at heart,” the statement read.

That didn’t stop critics from going after Donald Trump Jr. on Twitter, and he responded in kind.

“I AM A HUNTER I don't hide from that,” he wrote in one tweet to a critic.

More recently, Donald Trump Jr. has shared a number of photos from domestic hunting trips, including one in Montana earlier this month. He also shared a photo from a bow hunting trip in the Yukon
“earlier this fall,” and went pheasant hunting in Iowa with Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) in October.

Family feelings

President Trump commented on his sons’ love of hunting to TMZ after the photos were released in 2012. At the time, Donald Trump defended his sons but acknowledged he felt differently about hunting.

“My sons love hunting. They're hunters and they've become good at it. I am not a believer in hunting and I'm surprised they like it,” Trump told TMZ at the time.

“I know that anything they did was 100 percent okay in terms of the hunting community,” Trump added to TMZ.

Donald Trump Jr. echoed that sentiment in his interview with Forbes in 2012, saying that his father “really doesn’t understand why Eric and I hunt. However, he is open-minded and so always allowed
us to go hunting.”

The brothers said their interest in hunting came from Ivana Trump's father.

“Our maternal grandfather was Czechoslovakian. When we were young, he would have us to his place in Czechoslovakia for a month or more during summers…He loved to hunt and fish and taught us how,”
Donald Trump Jr. told Forbes in 2012.

But Ivana Trump herself has spoken out about her sons' hunting, writing in her book published just last month, “Raising Trump,” that she was "not fond of" it.

“I don’t object to their going to Patagonia to shoot birds. There are a million of them there, enough to spare," Ivana Trump wrote. "But why go to Zimbabwe to shoot Bambi and Dumbo? I don’t blame
people for giving them a hard time about it."

Citing sons in gun policy

While President Trump may not “understand” his sons’ interest in hunting, he has referenced it when appealing to gun rights supporters both during the campaign and since he has taken office.

A month before Donald Trump announced his candidacy, he tweeted about his sons’ ties to the National Rifle Association.

“My two sons, Eric & Don, have long been expert hunters & marksmen @NRA. They go on safaris & give animals to the poor & starving villagers!” he tweeted.

And while the president never talks about hunting himself, he said he does own a gun. In his 2015 book, Trump wrote that he "owns guns. Fortunately, I have never had to use." According to publicly
accessible records, President Trump has had a concealed weapons permit since 2010.

“I'm a member of the NRA. My sons, Don and Eric, are members of the NRA for a long time. They're hunters. They're great members of the NRA,” Trump said during an MSNBC town hall event in February
2016.

He has specifically mentioned his sons’ NRA membership in speeches he has given to the gun rights group, both as a candidate in 2016 and as president earlier this year.

“I can tell you, both sons, they love the outdoors. Frankly, I think they love the outdoors more than they love, by a long shot, Fifth Avenue,” he said in his April 2017 speech to the NRA.

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DC Productions/iStock/Thinkstock(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) -- The embattled head of Puerto Rico's power authority is stepping down, ABC News has confirmed.

PREPA executive director Ricardo Ramos presented his letter of resignation to the agency's governing board on Friday.

"There were a series of distractions, and he made the decision to go in a different direction," Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello told reporters in Spanish. "My job now is to restore the electric
system."

The island's power grid has struggled since Hurricane Maria made landfall 58 days ago. Currently, fewer than 45 percent of customers have power.

Ramos had faced backlash since he approved a $300 million contract with Whitefish, a tiny, Montana-based energy company with just two full-time employees, to repair downed transmission lines
crisscrossing the mountains, rather than requesting mutual aid from other public utility companies.

Critics, including lawmakers and FEMA, questioned the procurement process and whether the rates were "reasonable." PREPA abruptly moved to cancel the contract late last month.

Less than two weeks later, the grid suffered a major setback when the failure of a previously repaired power line plunged millions back into darkness, reducing coverage from 43 percent to just 18
in a matter of minutes.

The lack of power isn't the only issue plaguing the island.

Cellphone connectivity remains spotty, prompting AT&T to launch a drone -- dubbed the "Flying COW," or cell on wings -- to provide temporary wireless connectivity. The drone, fitted with LTE radios
and antennas, hovers 200 feet in the air and can cover 40 square miles at a time.

Worse still, a small percentage of residents still don't have access to clean drinking water. A boil water advisory remains in effect.

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Michael Blann/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- More than a dozen states are under snow and wind alerts as the storms that brought moderate snowfall to the West Coast continue to move eastward.

On Friday afternoon, winter storm warnings and advisories were still in effect across the northern and central Rocky Mountains as snow continued to fall.

Over a dozen states are under snow and wind alerts from the Rockies to the Ohio Valley as the storm moves east.

Snowfall in the Rockies will begin to diminish Friday evening as the storm pushes toward the Central Plains and into the Great Lakes region.

Wind advisories for gusts between 30 and 50 mph are expected tonight into Saturday in areas further east that are still ahead of the storm, such as the Northern Plains and Ohio Valley.

On Saturday afternoon, a cold front will be moving across the Ohio and Tennessee valleys, which could produce some strong storms with possible hail and damaging winds that afternoon and evening.

As the storm moves into the Northeast, it will bring heavy rain and windy conditions from Washington, D.C., to Boston Saturday evening into Sunday morning. Travelers can expect flight delays during
this time frame.

Parts of the Northeast will experience showers Sunday morning as the front lingers along the coast, but they will clear out completely by the afternoon.

After the rain comes the colder air, which could bring lake-effect snow as well as snow in high elevations from Michigan to the western New York and down to the Appalachian Mountains.

On Monday morning, the cold air will reach the east, with winds chills in the 20s and teens expected across the Midwest and Northeast.

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moodboard/Thinkstock(CRAWFORDVILLE, Fla.) -- Three inmates are at large after they broke out of a Florida jail, apparently by exiting through the ceiling of the jail's law library, the Wakulla County Sheriff's Office said.

The three inmates -- Joel Teraill Cooper, Donald James Cotterman and Casey Martina Brandon -- escaped from the Wakulla County jail in the Florida Panhandle at 12:09 a.m. today, the sheriff's office said.

"We have no indication that these individuals are armed but because they are escaped inmates they are considered dangerous," the sheriff's office said.

While the investigation into the escape is ongoing, the sheriff's office said "preliminary evidence shows that the inmates were able to gain access through a breach of the ceiling in our Law Library."

The inmates then apparently "made their way across the building above the ceiling to an exit point where they made their escape," the sheriff's office said.

Cotterman, 44, is a registered sex offender, who is charged with burglary, criminal mischief and weapon possession, the sheriff's office said. Brandon, 25, is charged with burglary, theft, vehicle theft and criminal mischief. Cooper, 43, is charged with burglary of a business, the sheriff's office said.

"We have a large force working non-stop until we locate these escaped inmates," the sheriff's office said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's office at 850-745-7100 or 850-926-0800.

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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Pentagon published the number of sexual assault reports made at U.S. military installations around the world for fiscal years 2013 through 2016 on Friday.

The report, provided by the Department of Defense's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, details the total number of reports of sexual assault made across U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and joint bases, as well in combat zones like Iraq and Afghanistan.

The number of reports doesn't necessarily mean the alleged incident occurred at that installation, but rather point to where the service member is getting assistance with their sexual assault report. The incident could have occurred "while on deployment, while away on leave, or even prior to entering the military," the Pentagon said.

According to the press release, the data was published now "due to recent requests for this information under the Freedom of Information Act." However, it also occurs as reports of sexual harassment and assault have been leveled against powerful men in politics, the media and Hollywood.

For each of the military branches, as well as the joint bases and combat zones, the total number of reports in 2016 were largely identical to those in 2015.

Released in May of this year, the latest Pentagon survey of sexual assault in the military, which estimates the "prevalence” or rate of sexual assault, showed the estimated number of sexual assaults had decreased to 14,900 in 2016, down from the 20,300 measured in the last survey conducted in 2014.

Meanwhile, the number of sexual assaults reported by victims in 2016 rose slightly to 6,172, an increase that Pentagon officials said indicated greater awareness of the care and responses available to victims.

In the report released on Friday, the Pentagon estimated that for the 2016 fiscal year, 32 percent of service members who experience sexual assault now report it, up from 25 percent in fiscal years 2014 and 2015.

The full report is available here.

ABC News' Luis Martinez contributed to this report.

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iStock/Thinkstock(TELLICO PLAINS, Tenn.) --  A man accidentally shot himself and his wife in their Tennessee church after he had taken his gun out during a discussion about weapons in places of worship, police said.

The man, 81, and his wife, 80, both suffered non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

The incident happened Thursday afternoon as members of the First United Methodist Church in Tellico Plains -- about 60 miles southwest of Knoxville -- were gathered at the church for a pre-Thanksgiving lunch, Tellico Plains Police Department Chief Russ Parks told ABC News.

The church members were discussing weapons during worship services on the heels of the shooting at a Texas church earlier this month that killed over two dozen people, Parks said, and "one of the gentlemen said, 'Well, I take my gun with me everywhere.'"

The 81-year-old man took his handgun out of his pocket, removed the magazine, cleared the weapon and handed it to other churchgoers who wanted to see it, Parks said.

He then took his weapon back, placed the magazine back in it, put the gun back in his holster and placed it in his pocket, Parks said.

When another man came over and asked to see the weapon, the man pulled his gun back out of his pocket and accidentally hit the trigger, firing one round, Parks said.

A single bullet struck the gun owner in his right hand before hitting his 80-year-old wife, Parks said. That bullet went through the woman's left side of her abdomen and came out of the right side of her abdomen, after which it struck her inside right forearm, came out of her forearm, struck the wall, ricocheted and landed at her wheelchair, Parks said.

No one else was injured, police said.

No charges will be filed, Parks said.

"This was an accident. It was not intentional," Parks said. "It just slipped his mind that he recharged the weapon."

Parks said the man was carrying the gun legally.

Parks added, "We are currently working on a program now for our local citizens on weapon safety. Sometimes we don't get enough of that for the general public."

A representative for the First United Methodist Church did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment.
 
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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Starting at a new school with new classmates can be a daunting task for most children. But for Nathaniel Newman, the first day of middle school was extra intimidating, because he’s not like most kids.

Nathaniel was born with Treacher Collins syndrome, an extremely rare craniofacial disorder caused by mutations in the POLR1C gene. It affects an estimated 1 in 50,000 people in the United States.

In the first year of his life, Nathaniel had more than 10 surgeries because of the malformations in his face. But despite the hardships he’s faced so far in his short life, Nathaniel said he "kind of" likes being different.

“I know everyone looks different, except I look a lot more different than everyone else,” Nathaniel, 13, told ABC News’ Elizabeth Vargas.

“I kind of like it,” Nathaniel added. “It just seems fun ‘cause I stand out.”

So in the fall of 2015, when Nathaniel was about to attend his first day of sixth grade at B.D. Billinghurst Middle School in Reno, Nevada, his parents Magda and Russel Newman had a plan to ease his transition.

“Russel and Nathaniel sit down and write a letter,” Magda Newman told “20/20.”

“My name is Nathaniel Newman, and I am 12 years old. I am different. I don’t want you to be surprised when we meet,” part of the letter read. “I have three dogs. I like 'Pokémon' a lot, as well as 'Star Wars.' I really just want you to treat me like everyone else.”

The letter included a photo of Nathaniel, as well as a mention of the bestselling children’s book “Wonder.”

“Like, ‘Hey, you might have read “Wonder” now. Well, I’m a kid just like Auggie Pullman,’” Russel Newman recalled of the letter.

“Wonder” tells the story of the fictional character 10-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with a facial difference -- much like Treacher Collins.

While “Wonder” isn’t based on real people, its author R.J. Palacio says she was inspired to write it by a chance encounter she had with a young girl while she was at an ice cream shop with her two sons.

“I realized that there was a little girl sitting directly next to me,” Palacio told “20/20.” “She had a very severe cranial facial difference, and I kind of panicked ‘cause my little boy started to cry hysterically.”

In her haste to protect the girl from her son’s reaction, Palacio said, she turned the stroller around and started quickly pushing it away.

“It was terrible, and I was so mad at myself for the way that I handled it,” Palacio said. “For the rest of the day, I just kept thinking about all the things I wished I’d said and done.”

Palacio started writing with the hope that her story could inspire parents and children alike.

“I just thought, ‘OK, I’m going to write a book, and it’s going to be about what it must be like to face a world every day that doesn’t know how to face you back,’” Palacio said.

When the book came out in 2012, nurse Pat Chibbaro, who worked with the Newman family, read it and immediately told the Newmans about it.

“I literally read it in three hours, cried the whole time,” Russel Newman said. “I remember calling back Pat and going, ‘Pat, did she spy on us? Like, this is freaky.’”

Russel and Magda Newman and their sons Nathaniel and Jacob got to meet Palacio face to face. “And when she saw Nathaniel, you could just see this look in her face,” Russel Newman recalled.

“I remember thinking, ‘Oh my goodness, this is Auggie Pullman come to life,’” Palacio said.

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iStock/Thinkstock(KAKTOVIK, Alaska) -- Polar bears are an enduring symbol of the wild arctic, a mighty beast that has made its home in punishing terrains. But in recent years, the polar bear has come to embody something else: A creature caught in a world that’s disappearing under its feet.

Each fall, the bears descend in hordes on the tiny Alaskan village of Kaktovik, located on Barter Island, hugging the state’s northern coast.

And the bears are hungry.

Polar bears wandering into the town, with its population of just 239 people, proved to be such a problem that there a polar bear patrol now sweeps the streets looking for the animals.

One of the things attracting the bears to this area is what the locals call, “the bone pile,” a spot on shore where whale carcasses have been left for years and years. Marie Rexford, who grew up on this island, said locals are allowed to hunt three whales annually, which they rely on to survive, and they leave the carcasses at the bone pile. The polar bears will then come at dusk and feed on what’s left.

But, they are coming earlier and earlier because, experts say, the sea ice they depend on has been disappearing.

The polar bears' close proximity to the town has also sparked a tourism boom. But, while locals are familiar with the roaming bears and know how to handle them, the town’s mayor worries the tourists do not.

“There are some people that just come on here and try to go out to the bone pile or walk themselves. They don't really understand they are wild animals and their demeanor can change just like that,” said Mayor Nora Jane Burns. “If they get mauled or killed, it is on us, and most people don’t understand that.”

There are limited commercial flights to Barter Island and Kaktovik can be reached by smaller planes. Tourists who want to go "bear watching" can be seen out on chartered boats at sunset, taking pictures of the bears at the bone pile.

“What makes it worth it to me is simply seeing a living symbol, a beautiful white bear walking along the beach who's basically here only because the ice hasn't frozen yet, ice that would have frozen years ago,” said a tourist named Ed Bennett.

Bruce Inglangasak, who captained a boat for the ABC News team, said the bears come close to land to look for food.

“Every year in the fall time, they will hang out here until it is mid-November, and the ice starts forming out in the ocean,” Inglangasak said. “When that starts happening, the seals go on the ice and that’s where the polar bears get their seals on the ice. And if the ice is not there, they don’t get enough.”

The ABC News team traveled to the bone pile by land, in an SUV with a guide, Robert Thompson. He said the team could get out and snap a few shots of the bears, but said to be prepared to run back to the car very, very quickly.

When he first came to the bone pile, Thompson said he could see pack ice all summer long.

“Now there is 150 miles of open water and more in some places,” he said. “We've been hunting whales for about 10,000 years. So they're not coming here because of the bones, the remains of the whales that we catch. They are coming because their habitat has gone away.”

“The world should be interested in this,” he added.

Thompson pointed to evidence that the climate up there is changing.

“You can see where the permafrost is melting,” he said. “You see the ground cracked over there and it is open, and when it melts more, the water flows out.”

Scientists say less and less of this crucial ice returns each year. In this part of the world, the sea ice is declining at a rate of nine percent every 10 years -– a dramatic number to polar bear conservationists.

Dr. James Wilder, a U.S. Forest Service biologist, studies the polar bear population in the Beaufort Sea near Barter Island. While he said the numbers don’t show a scientifically significant increase in the number of bears visiting the island, they do reveal something.

“Polar bears are showing up earlier,” Wilder said. “They used to show up in the beginning of September. Now we see them showing up in late July, August and staying for longer. And that seems to be correlated with the availability of sea ice, so if sea ice melts earlier than it used to, then bears will come to shore sooner.”

Erosion too has affected much of Alaska’s arctic coast, chipping away at beaches, threatening towns and habitats.

“I think the rest of the world should look at this and say it is going to happen more to other people in other areas,” Thompson said. “It has an effect on marine life and marine mammals and the wildlife on land are affected.”

Organizations, such as the U.S. Geological Survey, are trying to figure out just how climate change could be affecting these polar bears.

In the winter, when the bears reach the sea ice, researchers like Dr. Todd Atwood with the USGS will tranquilize them from helicopters to collect samples from the bears.

Atwood said his team will spend about 45 to 50 minutes with each bear they capture, collecting data that includes body measurements and physical stature, as well as looking at how the bears' physical stature may be changing over time.

“I think the most surprising thing for me personally has been the complexity of their behaviors,” Atwood said. “You know we've seen them adapt to some pretty dramatic changes in the Arctic sea ice ecosystem."

"We're seeing them use terrestrial habitats to an extent that we didn't expect them to be able to use,” he added. “We're seeing them switch to certain food items that we didn't expect them to switch to.”

Atwood’s team said they collect and study hair samples from the bears for a project devoted to characterizing the bears’ stress levels.

“We can quantify the amount of cortisol, which is a stress hormone, in these hair samples and we can relate that to the how the environment has changed around polar bears, to figure out if those environmental changes are causing an increase in stress levels,” he said.

But, in order to figure out how polar bears are affected by a warming climate, Atwood said more research is needed. The bears are currently categorized as a “vulnerable” species, meaning they are at high risk of endangerment in the wild. There are an estimated 20,000 to 25,000 left in the wild.

“I think from a circumpolar perspective, the primary threat to polar bears is sea ice," he continued. "Where you have good high quality sea ice habitat you generally have healthy polar bear populations.”

The opposite appears to also be true, he said, “Where you have areas that have experienced large declines in the availability of sea ice, you tend to have populations that are a bit stressed.”

For the people of Kaktovik, their way of life is at risk, as well. Rexford said locals used to store the whale meat they caught in natural ice cellars. But then, she said, they were all “washed out."

“Erosion got all of them,” Rexford said. “They are all gone.”

The old cellars rely on permafrost to keep food frozen, but Rexford said now most of them are “filled up with water” and it's impossible to use them once they are flooded.

The town has a grocery store, but everything is expensive because the island is remote for suppliers. Eggs will run about $7.25 to $8.75, the store manager, Michelle Kayotuk, said, a bottle of lotion can cost $21 and a bottle of conditioner can set you back $34.

“It is tourist season now. I am finally getting my shipments in,” Kayotuk said. “The planes are fully loaded with tourists and we are slowly getting in our mail and our groceries ... it is challenging.”


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