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Mom, daughter graduate together from Florida university

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WPLG-TV(MIAMI) — It was a day Gigi Bolt and her 22-year-old daughter will remember forever.

On May 2 Gigi Bolt received her master’s degree in public administration from Florida International University, while her daughter, Katherine Bolt, graduated from the same school with a bachelor’s degree in political science.

Gigi Bolt, who gave birth to Katherine at the age of 16, said being a young mom never stopped her from pursuing college.

“I found out I was pregnant at almost six months, so it was a huge shock at the time,” she told ABC affiliate WPLG in Miami. “I missed two weeks of school after I had her, and I wanted to make sure I graduated with my class. I never wanted to be a negative statistic. I didn’t want my daughter to be that either.”

The Miami-Dade resident said she took her school-age to college classes with her, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts. She worked for many years before deciding to go back to school.

Both of the new graduates are dedicating their accomplishments to Elsa, Gigi Bolt’s mother who passed away died from cancer last year.

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Woman who kidnapped infant apologizes to biological parents: 'I know I wronged you, and I'm so sorry'

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iStock/Thinkstock(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — The Florida woman who pleaded guilty to kidnapping a baby hours after birth apologized to the child’s biological family for the first time at a sentencing hearing Friday.

Gloria Williams, who faces up to 22 years in prison on charges of first-degree kidnapping and third-degree interference of child custody, said she was unable to explain why she stole Kamiyah Mobley from a Jacksonville hospital in July 1988.

“I prayed every day, every day, for the good Lord to renew your hearts, renew your minds, and to heal your hearts, and to give you the peace and joy that comes from knowing His word,” Williams said during the hearing at Duval County Courthouse. “I don’t, I can’t explain where I was back then 20 years ago. I know I wronged you and I’m so sorry.”

Williams said that in the time leading up to the kidnapping of Kamiyah Mobley she was in an abusive relationship and became pregnant. Williams said she thought a child would improve the relationship, but miscarried a month before the kidnapping.

“I thought that it would bring peace to us,” Williams said. “I wanted to believe that I thought it would help.”

Williams also said the day she kidnapped Kamiyah, her intention was “not to take a baby, that’s for sure.”

During Thursday’s testimony, Kamiyah’s mother Shanara Mobley said Williams came into the room “dressed like a nurse” and told her the baby needed to get her temperature taken. Shanara Mobley said Williams then picked up the child and left.

Kamiyah’s attorney, Justin Bamberg, spoke to reporters after Friday’s hearing, saying “with regards to [Williams’] sentence, we have to look at what’s best for Kamiyah.”

Bamberg also said Kamiyah wants to continue to have a relationship with Williams as well as grow the relationship with her biological parents.

Williams is scheduled to be sentenced on June 8.

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Heavy Rainfall Expected Today Resulting in Possible Localized Flash Flooding

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Area of Concern: All of South Central Texas.

Threats & Impacts:

Rainfall: Event totals of 1 to 3 inches, with isolated amounts of 5-6 inches possible.

(Moderate to high confidence)

Hail: Up to 1 inch in diameter.

(Low confidence)

Winds: Marginally severe winds up to 60 mph.

(Low confidence)

Tornadoes: Minimal, but not a zero threat.

(Lowest confidence)

Timing and Overview:

A line of strong and marginally severe storms will move through South Central Texas throughout the day today. Storms are expected to reach the I-35 corridor from the west by around the noontime hour and be capable of producing 1-2″ per hour rainfall rates. The slow progression of this line could result in some areas experiencing localized flash flooding. 1-3 inches of rainfall is expected for most areas, but isolated amounts of 5-6 are possible.

Additional Information Resources:

· NWS Austin / San Antonio Webpage: http://www.weather.gov/sanantonio

· Storm Prediction Center: http://www.spc.noaa.gov/

· Online Severe Weather Reporting: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/StormReport/SubmitReport.php?site=EWX


Trevor Boucher
NWS Austin / San Antonio

Rest Of Today: Showers and thunderstorms likely in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms may be severe in the morning. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Highs in the upper 70s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph shifting to the northeast in the afternoon. Chance of rain 80 percent.

Tonight: Cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely before midnight, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Locally heavy rainfall possible before midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear. Lows around 60. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday: Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday Night: Clear. Lows in the lower 60s.

Monday Through Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Highs in the upper 80s. Lows in the mid 60s.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Highs in the upper 80s.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s.

Thursday: Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s.

Have a great weekend!
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How Ryan Reynolds plans to deal with his anxiety while promoting "Deadpool 2"

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By Stephen Iervolino

Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage(NEW YORK) — Ryan Reynolds has made no secret of his struggle with anxiety.

But, in a new profile by The New York Times, the Deadpool star makes clear just how deep his anxiety goes.

“Both in the lighthearted ‘I’m anxious about this’ kind of thing, and I’ve been to the depths of the darker end of the spectrum, which is not fun,” he told reporter Cara Buckley.

Reynolds revealed that his anxiety started early, during a tumultuous childhood with his father, whom he called, “the stress dispensary in our house.”

“I became this young skin-covered micro manager,” he said. “When you stress out kids, there’s a weird paradox that happens because they’re suddenly taking on things that aren’t theirs to take on.”

He called his 20s his “real unhinged phase.”

“I was partying and just trying to make myself vanish in some way,” he said about his attempts at self-medicating his anxiety.

He ultimately toned it down after a few friends died of overdoses.

Reynolds wasn’t officially diagnosed with anxiety until after he completed filming the first Deadpool. He told GQ in November of 2016 that he had, “a little bit of a nervous breakdown.”

“I literally had the shakes,” said the father of two girls with wife Blake Lively. “I went to go see a doctor because I felt like I was suffering from a neurological problem or something. And every doctor I saw said, ‘You have anxiety.'”

To minimize his anxiety while promoting Deadpool 2, which debuts in theaters May 18, Reynolds told the Times he plans to do a lot of interviews in character as the motor-mouthed mercenary.

“When the curtain opens, I turn on this knucklehead, and he kind of takes over and goes away again once I walk off set,” he said.

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Police searching desperately for persons who fired on undercover ATF agents, injuring 1

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iStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — More than 100 local and federal officials are combing parts of Chicago as authorities try to track down the people responsible for shooting at undercover agents, injuring one, in the early morning hours on Friday.

“The actions of the offenders in this were barbaric,” Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said today. “This is the fourth law enforcement officer in a year that’s been shot over in that area. … I got a message for them (shooters): ‘We’re coming for you.'”

According to Celinez Nunez, the special agent in charge for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the agent was “ambushed” at approximately 3 a.m. today and shot in the face.

The ATF agent had been involved in an investigation as part of a special multi-agency “crime gun task force” utilizing federal and local authorities. Nunez said the task force had been set up last year to get illegal guns off Chicago’s streets and to go after “the worst of the worst.”

She said the injured agent had been carrying out an operation to intercept illegal guns when individuals opened fire, striking the agent in the face. Fellow officers put the agent into a silver SUV and took him to a hospital.

FBI special agent Jeffrey Sallet called the police officers and agents who responded to the shooting heroes because “when the gunfire erupted. … They ran toward that gunfire.”

Johnson said today that the agent would survive and “be OK.”

The police chief also said he’d ordered specialized units into the area to ensure the safety of residents and “conduct a manhunt for anyone involved in this reprehensible crime.”

“We will knock on every door, talk to every witness, watch every piece of video and analyze every piece of evidence,” Johnson said today. “Believe me. You will not get away with this.”

The ATF’s Nunez implored the community to help with the manhunt.

“This has to be an all-hands-on-deck approach,” she said. “We cannot do this alone.”

Authorities are offering reward money totaling $61,000 for information leading to the arrest of the shooter.

With that reward, Sallet said, “the people who did this will not have a lot of friends.”

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