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Missing NC teenager found in Georgia after more than a year

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By Jeanette Torres

iStock/Thinkstock(DULUTH, Ga.) — A teenage girl from Charlotte, North Carolina, has been found alive in Georgia after she went missing more than a year ago and a 31-year-old man is now in custody, according to the FBI.

The teenager had been missing since May 23, 2016, and was found this weekend at a home in Duluth, Georgia, more than 200 miles away from her hometown, the FBI said Sunday.

The FBI said its Atlanta-based agents worked with detectives from the Gwinnett County Police Department in Georgia to locate the girl after a special agent in Charlotte received information about the case.

Michael Ren Wysolovski, 31, was taken into custody in Georgia and is “facing a number of state charges,” the FBI said. The Bureau added that additional charges could be forthcoming.

Wysolovski has been charged with sodomy/aggravated sodomy, false imprisonment, interference with custody and cruelty to children/deprivation, according to court records.

The teen, who authorities say has been reunited with her parents, had allegedly met Wysolovski online, her parents told ABC affiliate WSOC-TV in Charlotte.

The girl’s parents said Wysolovski allegedly drove the teenager to his Georgia home. While in Georgia, the missing girl spoke to a woman online and told the woman she was missing; that woman allegedly contacted the teen’s parents Friday night, which led to her rescue, her parents told WSOC.

Once authorities had received the tip about the girl’s whereabouts, they acted quickly, her parents told WSOC.

“We got the first message at 8:09 (p.m.) and then by 12:32 (a.m.), they had her,” her mother told WSOC.

Wysolovski is expected to appear in court Monday afternoon, according to Atlanta ABC affiliate WSB-TV.

The FBI said its agents in Charlotte and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are continuing to investigate and will work with the FBI in Atlanta and the Gwinnett County Police Department.

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Two Marines seriously burned in flash fire

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By Michelle Boncardo

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Two Marines were seriously burned Sunday night in a ground flash fire at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in California that broke out while they were performing routine aircraft maintenance on a fighter jet.

“At approximately 10:18 P.M. (PST), a ground flash fire occurred on Marine Corps Air Station Miramar injuring two Marines from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 112 (VMFA-112) who were performing routine aircraft maintenance on an F/A-18 at the time,” said a statement from the Third Marine Air Wing based at Miramar.

“Both Marines are currently being treated for severe burns at the UC-San Diego Regional Burn Center,” said the statement. “This incident is under investigation.”

An earlier Marine statement had attributed the Marine injuries to an explosion that was later changed to a ground flash fire.

Flash fires can ignites suddenly from a combination of air and a flammable liquid or gas, usually around electrical equipment. These short-duration fires can be of high intensity and extremely dangerous.

VMFA-112 is a Marine Corps reserve unit based out of Fort Worth, Texas. This incident is under investigation.

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T. rex kayaks down flooded Michigan street

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By Michelle Boncardo

Katrina Spry(NEW YORK) — The calm after the storm also brought a little comedy in Midland, Michigan, when a man dressed as a Tyrannosaurus rex was spotted kayaking through flooded streets.

Over the weekend, homeowners began the onerous process of cleaning up after heavy rains caused flooding in several Michigan counties, ABC affiliate WJRT reported.

On Friday, Midland resident Travis Spry decided to bring a little levity to the situation, suiting up in a dinosaur costume and paddling into the flooded street outside his home. His wife captured the moment on her phone.

“We got lots of rain and flooding over the weekend and we needed some comic relief,” his wife, Katrina Spry, told ABC News.

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Massachusetts man found guilty in 'Baby Doe' murder trial

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By Jeanette Torres

iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — A Massachusetts man has been found guilty of murder in the second degree for the killing of 2-year-old Bella Bond, who was nicknamed “Baby Doe” after her unidentified body washed up on a Boston area beach.

The defendant, Michael McCarthy, was dating the victim’s mother, Rachelle Bond, at the time of the girl’s death. Her body was found in June 2015.

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Philando Castile's family reaches $3M settlement in police shooting case

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By Jeanette Torres

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The family of Philando Castile, who was shot and killed by officer Jeronimo Yanez of the St. Anthony Police Department, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement with the City of St. Anthony Village, Minnesota, according to a joint statement from both parties.

The settlement follows the acquittal of Yanez on June 16 of second-degree manslaughter and two counts of intentional discharge of a firearm that endangers safety.

Castile was killed on July 6, 2016, during a traffic stop, and his death, as well as the acquittal of Yanez, have drawn protests across the country.

The joint statement notes that no taxpayer money from the City of St. Anthony Village will be used to fund the settlement.

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