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MSP Airport gets $12 million from FAA to build fire and rescue aircraft facility

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MSP Airport gets $12 million from FAA to build fire and rescue aircraft facility

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has been awarded a $12 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to build a facility to house fire and rescue aircraft, officials announced Friday.

The award, which follows a busy wildfire season in Minnesota, will help MSP meet FAA safety requirements and is just the beginning of a larger project to build out an emergency operations center to house airport firefighting, police and 911 dispatch departments, according to a news release issued by Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith.

“Investments in our airports serve as down payments on the long-term economic well-being of our state and country by boosting the tourism industry, creating jobs, and making it possible for people to travel to see family and friends,” Klobuchar said in the news release. “After unprecedented wildfires in our state this summer, constructing a new aircraft rescue and fire fighting station is critical to supporting the airport’s infrastructure and ensuring the safety of all residents and visitors.”

The FAA also awarded more than $200,000 to six airports in northeastern Minnesota, including Duluth and Cloquet.

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Tua Tagovailoa’s ex-QB coach emerges as odds-on favorite to land Dolphins coaching job

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Tua Tagovailoa’s former offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Alabama has emerged as the odds-on favorite to land the Miami Dolphins coaching job.

Brian Daboll, the Buffalo Bills’ offensive coordinator who recruited and coached Tagovailoa with the Crimson Tide in 2017, is being given 3/1 odds by BetOnline.ag.

Doug Pederson, who led the Philadelphia Eagles to a Super Bowl victory in 2018, and Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy are being given 5/1 odds. However,

In that 2017 season, Tagovailoa was a backup most of the year as a freshman before relieving starter Jalen Hurts in the title game and leading a comeback against Georgia for an overtime victory.

Daboll’s relationship with Tagovailoa could go a long way after the Dolphins’ commitment to move forward with the former Heisman Trophy winner and No. 5 pick became known over the weekend.

Dolphins owner Steve Ross, in his comments last week amid parting ways with Brian Flores, said quarterback decisions played “no role.”

“I have a lot of confidence in Tua. The next head coach will work with him — or whoever else,” Ross said. “I have watched him grow. I think he’s a fine young man.”

Ross added he has “no plans” to reignite trade talks for embattled Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson.

Like Flores, Daboll is also a member of the Bill Belichick coaching tree. He got his NFL start as a defensive assistant with the New England Patriots in 2000. Between that experience and flipping to wide receivers coach from 2002-06, he was part of the Patriots’ first run of three Super Bowls in four seasons under Belichick. He later returned as tight ends coach in New England from 2013-16, winning two more Super Bowls to bring his total to five.

The Chicago Bears and New York Giants also have asked to interview Daboll, who is one of seven candidates the Dolphins are bringing in for interviews.

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2 officers fatally shoot man who pulled gun on them in Madison County, Ill.

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2 officers fatally shoot man who pulled gun on them in Madison County, Ill.

MADISON COUNTY, Ill. – Two police officers were involved in the fatal shooting of a man who pulled out a gun and pointed it at them early Tuesday morning at Moe’s Corner in Wood River, Illinois.

A woman working at Moe’s Corner located at Wood River Avenue and Edwardsville Road was closing down for the night at about 1:40 a.m. when she had an encounter with a 31-year-old man in front of the gas station. During this encounter, she saw a gun on the man. The woman then went across the street to a nearby Jack in the Box and called the police. About one hour later, a Wood River Police officer and an East Alton Police officer found the same man outside of Moe’s Corner. Wood River Police Chief Brad Wells said when the officers tried to speak with the man, he pulled a gun out of his pocket and moved it towards the officers. That is when the Wood River officer and the East Alton officer both opened fire.

The man was taken to a local medical facility in Wood River. Then he was airlifted to St. Louis University Hospital. There, he was pronounced dead at about 3 a.m. Both of the officers were uninjured in the incident.

Illinois State Police have taken over the investigation. The gun the man had pulled out of his pocket has been recovered.

Outside of Moe’s Corner is a VP Racing Fuels.

FOX 2 will continue to update this story with more information as it becomes available.

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Browns’ Malik McDowell arrested on public exposure, other charges

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Browns’ Malik McDowell arrested on public exposure, other charges

CLEVELAND — Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Malik McDowell, who was given a second chance by the team after serving jail time, was arrested Monday in Florida on charges that include public exposure.

According to a police report, McDowell has been charged in Deerfield Beach, Florida, with “aggravated battery on an officer, resisting an officer/obstructing with violence and exposure of sex organs in public.” Bail was posted at $25,000.

The Browns released a statement on McDowell, who was under contract with the team for only one season, saying they were seeking more information.

“We are aware of the very concerning incident and arrest involving Malik McDowell and are in the process of gathering more information,” the team said. “We understand the severity of this matter and our thoughts are for the well-being of all involved. We will have no further comment at this time.”

McDowell came to the Browns with a troubled past.

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