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Scoreboard Roundup -- 3/12/18

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By Anthony Pucik

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events:

Milwaukee 121, Memphis 103
Houston 109, San Antonio 93
Oklahoma City 106, Sacramento 101
Portland 115, Miami 99

Vegas 3, Philadelphia 2
Washington 3, Winnipeg 2; OT
Columbus 5, Montreal 2
N.Y. Rangers 6, Carolina 3
Ottawa 5, Florida 3
St. Louis 4, Anaheim 2
San Jose 5, Detroit 3
L.A. Kings 3, Vancouver 0

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Atlanta police searching for man who posed as cop to assault woman

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By Brittany Martinez

iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — Atlanta police are searching for a man they say impersonated a police officer and sexually assaulted at least one woman early Friday morning.

The victim told police that she was pulled over around 1 a.m. After asking for her license and registration, the suspect told the victim to step out of her vehicle and sexually assaulted her, Atlanta Police Major Crimes Maj. Michael O’Connor said at a press conference Monday.

A second woman also reported being sexually assaulted by a man impersonating a police officer in Cobb County, Georgia.

The assaults happened within a few hours of each other and Atlanta Police Department investigators are working closely with Cobb County investigators to determine if the impersonator in both cases is the same man.

Both victims reported the vehicle as a dark-colored, four-door sedan with a light bar on top, according to Atlanta police. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6 feet tall, wearing dark-colored clothing and a star-shaped badge.

“Any of the vehicles that we have with light bars on top of them are marked and clearly say ‘Atlanta police’ on the side of them,” O’Connor said. “Our unmarked vehicles don’t have light bars on the top.”

Atlanta police advise anyone uncomfortable with a police stop to indicate to the officer you intend to stop and call 911. Let the dispatcher know you are being stopped and ask them to verify there is a legitimate officer stopping you.

“We want to make sure the public knows how to keep themselves safe if they are uncertain if the person who pulls them over is a police officer,” O’Connor said.

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Michael Caine on Woody Allen: "I wouldn't work with him again"

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By Andrea Dresdale

Jeff Spicer/Getty Images(LONDON) — Michael Caine, an Academy Award winner for his role in Woody Allen’s 1986 film Hannah and Her Sisters, tells The Guardian he won’t work with the director again.

“I am so stunned,” Caine, 84, responded when asked about the recently resurfaced molestation allegations against Allen by his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow.

“I’m a patron of [The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children] and have very strong views about paedophilia,” he continues. “I can’t come to terms with it, because I loved Woody and had a wonderful time with him. I even introduced him to [Allen’s ex-wife] Mia [Farrow].”

Adds Caine, “I don’t regret working with him, which I did in complete innocence; but I wouldn’t work with him again.”

Allen has consistently denied the abuse allegation, including after his split from Farrow, when she accused Allen of molesting Dylan.

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Former substitute teacher developing gunshot alarm for schools

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By Brittany Martinez

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A former substitute elementary school teacher has developed a gunshot alarm system that would work similarly to a fire alarm inside a school building alerting teachers, students and first responders to an active shooter.

Stacy Jax, a former substitute teacher in Wisconsin, first came up with the idea in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that left 20 children dead in 2012.

“When Sandy Hook happened, I really identified with my child being in that classroom or being in that classroom as a teacher, which made it really hit home,” Jax told ABC News.

Jax is currently working with software developers to bring her idea to fruition in a system known as the Trinity Gunshot Alarm System, which she hopes will be ready to go live inside school buildings this summer.

Sensors are placed throughout the building that constantly scan for the sound of gunfire, Jax explained. Once a sensor detects a gunshot, the system’s computer can differentiate and confirm that the sound is gunfire and not a different loud noise that is common in a school, like a locker slamming. If a gunshot is confirmed, the system sounds a building-wide alarm that allows teachers what may be valuable seconds to barricade their classrooms or evacuate their students. At the same time, it calls police, providing them with specific information about where in the building the shots were fired, according to Trinity’s website.

“The alarm will be every bit as loud as a fire alarm,” Jax said. “I am hoping it will be a deterrent for a gunman.”

Fire alarms are in fact ubiquitous in schools.

“Just about every single state requires a fire alarm system of some sort in schools,” said Richard Rux of the National Fire Protection Association.

According to data from NFPA, there has not been a school fire in which more than 10 kids were killed in the last 64 years.

Such data sparks Jax’s hope that her technology can be just as successful as fire alarms at preventing students from dying in shootings, she said.

“I love the idea of it,” Greg Shaffer, a former FBI special agent and member of the bureau’s elite Hostage Rescue Team, told ABC News.

“When you pull a fire alarm in a school, the alarm, the alert, goes throughout the school. Having the same thing for an active shooter is an outstanding idea,” said Shaffer, the founder of Shaffer Security Group, which specializes in active shooter responses.

However, Shaffer cautioned that an alarm system, like Trinity, is not enough on its own to protect schools, but instead should be part of a multi-prong attack involving more armed security personnel on school grounds, metal detectors, bag checks and better training for teachers on how to effectively barricade their classrooms or evacuate their students.

“This is one piece of the puzzle,” Shaffer said. “It’s the communication aspect. You gotta communicate the problem to first responders.”

Shaffer also noted that the location data transmitted by Trinity to first responders about where inside the school shots were fired is particularly valuable, as it could prevent confusion among first responders like the kind that happened at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where 17 students and teachers were shot and killed last month.

However, Chris Grollnek, another active shooter expert, pointed to potential complications in using a system like this if all neighboring police jurisdictions that respond don’t have access to it.

“If it doesn’t plug and play into police dispatch systems,” Grollnek said, “it’s not really a solution, it’s actually another potential problem.”

Ultimately though, Shaffer believes the system has promise when used in conjunction with other proven methods to keep schools safe.

“It’s saving minutes and minutes are lives,” Shaffer said.

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Families sue Cleveland clinic after malfunction possibly destroyed embryos

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By Brittany Martinez

iStock/Thinkstock(CLEVELAND) — At least two class-action lawsuits have now been filed against an Ohio hospital following a storage bank malfunction that potentially destroyed as many as 2,000 eggs and embryos.

The first class-action lawsuit was filed Sunday on behalf of Ohio couple Amber and Elliott Ash after Amber’s mother alerted the couple last Thursday to news coverage of the malfunction at University Hospital Fertility Center in Cleveland, attorney Robert F. Dicello told ABC News.

“They turned on the TV and saw it themselves and thought ‘We have just lost our family’s most valuable treasure,’” DiCello said.

The following day, the couple received a letter from the hospital explaining in what DiCello calls “vague terms” that there had been an error with the hospital’s refrigeration system that may have jeopardized their embryo.

The Ashes have a 2-year-old son they conceived through in-vitro fertilization at UHFC and were hoping they would be able to have a genetic sibling for the boy, DiCello said. Elliott suffered from cancer at age 23 and became infertile as a result of the chemotherapy. Before undergoing treatment, he froze his sperm and the couple stored their embryos at UHFC, DiCello said.

“You put so much faith into the physicians and the medical team and, like I said, to have this taken away — your hopes and dreams destroyed. It’s a tremendous loss,” Amber told ABC affiliate WEWS.

The second class-action lawsuit was filed Monday on behalf of Pennsylvania couple Laurel and Dustin Clark, who last Monday called UHFC to set an appointment to begin the implantation procedure using their frozen embryos that had been stored at the clinic, lawyer Adam Wolf told ABC News. The clinic called them back later that evening to tell them their embryos had been destroyed. They were hoping to conceive their first child, Wolf said.

“They wanted to have children for some time,” Wolf said, but because of the malfunction, that hope might be dashed, as the couple cannot afford another round of expensive treatment, he added.

The failure in Cleveland happened the same day as a similar incident at San Francisco’s Pacific Fertility Center that may have destroyed the eggs and embryos of as many as 500 patients.

Both the facilities in Cleveland and San Francisco have apologized to their clients and promised in-depth investigations into the malfunctions.

“The damage has already been done,” Wolf said. “These embryos are literally irreplaceable.”

He added: “We hope there is some further relief for our clients as the result of this lawsuit, but nothing will ever truly make this 100 percent right.”

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