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Fugitive Former Cop Believed to Be Found Dead After Standoff
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The LAPD is refuting the claim that Christopher Dorner's body has been found in the burned cabin following a standoff, according to CNN.
The authorities are saying the cabin is still burning and unsafe to search. CNN earlier reported a body believed to be that of Christopher Dorner had been pulled from
the burning cabin after multiple law enforcement sources told CNN contributor Tom
Fuentes. The sources say they were told this by LAPD.
Fox 11 LA reported fire could be seen coming from a cabin where Dorner was suspected to be
holed up. There were reports of explosions and ammunition coming from
inside the cabin.
A law enforcement official says a person believed to be the fugitive
ex-Los Angeles cop sought in three killings exchanged gunfire with
authorities in the San Bernardino Mountains and killed another deputy earlier in the day.
LAPD held a brief news conference Tuesday, confirming that authorities think it's Christopher Dorner who was holed up in a cabin in the Big Bear Lake area, after a shootout with two officers that left one wounded and another dead.
LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith asked news agencies not to broadcast live reports because the person in the cabin might be watching television.
He urged Dorner to surrender, saying "Enough is enough."
Click here to watch myfoxla.com's live coverage as Dorner keeps police at bay.
Law enforcement officers have engaged in a gun battle in the mountains of California with a person believed to be a former Los Angeles police officer.
The noise of the gunbattle was broadcast by KCAL-TV, whose reporter suddenly found himself near the fight. Someone could be heard yelling at the reporter to get out of the area.
Road blocks are up around Big Bear, where Christopher Dorner's burned-out pickup was found Thursday.
Authorities have been conducting a manhunt in the area since last week. He's accused of killing a couple and another cop.
Authorities responded to the location and gave chase Tuesday when Dorner fled in a stolen car. Gunfire was exchanged.
Posted: Tuesday, February 12 2013, 10:48 PM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Tornado watch issued for western, central Oklahoma
May 18, 2013 22:57 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A tornado watch is in effect for western and central Oklahoma.
The weather system brought severe thunderstorms to the Altus and Clinton areas, as well as Harper County late Saturday afternoon. There were no reports of rotation as evening approached but the tornado watch lasts until 11 p.m. Saturday.
The dangerous weather is forecast to continue into Sunday night as the system progresses to the east.
The tornado watch area Saturday stretched from eastern edge of the Panhandle to include the Oklahoma City area.
Forecasters warn that the system could also bring large hail.
The National Weather Service in Norman reports tennis ball-size hail along U.S. 62 near the border of Harmon and Jackson counties in the state's far southwest.
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