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Politics: Police say FedEx driver dropped packages into ravine multiple times

SUV driver in parade crash may have been fleeing a crime

  SUV driver in parade crash may have been fleeing a crime WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Investigators are looking into whether the SUV driver who plowed through a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee, killing at least five people and injuring more than 40, was fleeing a crime, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press. The joyous scene of marching bands and children dancing in Santa hats and waving pompoms turned deadly in an instant on Sunday, giving way to screams and scenes of crumpled bodies as the SUV sped through barricades and struck dancers, musicians and others. Members of a “Dancing Grannies” club were among those killed. © Provided by Associated Press Police canvass the streets in downtown Waukesha, Wis.

The Alabama sheriff investigating the FedEx dump last week said the driver dropped hundreds of packages in the ravine six different times.

a van parked on the side of a building: A Fed Ex truck is seen in downtown Washington, D.C., on Thursday, August 5, 2021. © Greg Nash A Fed Ex truck is seen in downtown Washington, D.C., on Thursday, August 5, 2021.

Police are investigating the FedEx driver in a theft of property case that spans 450 victims, Blount County Sheriff Mark Moon wrote in a Facebook post Tuesday.

"This will not be an easy or fast case to close," he wrote. "Again I am asking for patience from our citizens as our investigators work through this case."

Moon's post was shared more than 2,000 times as of Tuesday evening.


Video: Hundreds of FedEx packages discovered near ravine in Hayden, Alabama (USA TODAY)

Indianapolis FedEx shooter who fatally shot 8 people had 'no indication of racial bias,' officials say

  Indianapolis FedEx shooter who fatally shot 8 people had 'no indication of racial bias,' officials say In a press conference Wednesday morning, law enforcement officials said the shooting was purely "an act of suicidal murder."Police say that Brandon Scott Hole, the 19-year-old Indianapolis man who fatally shot eight people at a FedEx Ground facility on the city's southwest side in April — including several members of the Sikh community — had planned the attack for at least nine months.

The packages of various sizes were discovered in a ravine near Hayden, about 30 miles north of Birmingham.

Alabama residents shared photos of the package dump on Twitter, showing the brown boxes scattered across the ravine hidden in the woods.

Deputies with the sheriff's office guarded the packages before FedEx picked them up for delivery on Nov. 25.

Thorbjorn Olesen cleared of sexual assault charge after incident on flight after WGC event .
Thorbjorn Olesen was cleared of all charges Wednesday related to an incident on a 2019 flight after the World Golf Championships-FedEx. The Danish golfer was acquitted at a London court of sexual assault, common assault and being drunk on an airplane. Olesen was No. 62 in the Official World Golf Rankings at the time of his arrest before dropping to No. 432. “I want to thank everyone who has supported me during the past two years and the European Tour for reinstating me in 2020,” Olesen said, via The Associated Press. “I have learned from my mistake and will make sure I never put myself in a similar position again.

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