Police find car with ammunition, gloves used by shooter in Radnor murder-suicide – Main Line

RADNOR>> Radnor police say they have located a set of keys used by Jennair Gerardot to drive from Delaware to Radnor prior to executing a murder-suicide plot inside a home in the Rosemont section of the township.

According to police, the keys were found by the Delaware County Medical Examiner and turned over to police Wednesday.

At a press conference Tuesday, police said they suspected that Gerardot may have taken a train to Radnor. The keys that were found, it was discovered, were for a black Cadillac STS that was rented by Gerardot April 13.

Personal effects belonging to Gerardot were also found inside the car. Detectives also found a pair of binoculars, ammunition, rubber gloves and earplugs inside the car. Finally, a receipt from a gas station marked at 2:40 p.m. the day of the murder was also found.

Police say Gerardot, 47, of Wilmington, Del. drove from Delaware to Radnor before breaking into the residence of Meredith Chapman, 33.

Once Chapman arrived home Monday evening, police say, Gerardot shot and killed her before turning the gun on herself.

At Tuesday’s press conference, police cited an apparent motive for the murder-suicide was that Chapman had been having a relationship with Gerardot’s husband, Mark Gerardot.

Luke Chapman and Meredith Chapman’s family also issued a joint statement Wednesday asking for privacy as they mourn.

“Meredith was a wonderful daughter, sister, and devoted friend. We loved her very much, just as she loved all of us, and we are devastated by her death. While her marriage to Luke had come to an end, it was gratifying to know that their separation and divorce was amicable, that they remained friends and confidants, and that each of them cared very much for the other,” according to a portion of

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Found in Travis Reinking's apartment: More than 970 rounds of ammo, video footage and more – The Tennessean

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Travis Reinking was booked into Davidson County jail on four counts of criminal homicide related to a shooting at a Waffle House in Antioch.

Travis Reinking was booked into Davidson County jail on four counts of criminal homicide related to a shooting at a Waffle House in Antioch.(Photo: MNPD)

Story Highlights Police found more than 970 rounds of ammunition in apartment search. Electronics experts have extracted video footage from hardware in Reinking’s apartment. Investigators said “30 rounds were expended” during the Sunday morning shooting.

Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking’s one-bedroom apartment contained more than 970 rounds of ammunition, two laptops and a GoPro camera, according to court documents.

Police have also determined how much ammunition was used when they said Reinking, 29, opened fire in the Sunday morning shooting.

The investigation into the shooting, which killed four people and injured several others, is progressing along multiple tracks, with some officers pulling data from Reinking’s electronic devices and others combing through evidence from the crime scene.

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In documents filed with a search warrant in criminal court, police said they seized a black GoPro camera, which can be used to record video. On Wednesday, police spokesman Don Aaron confirmed that video footage “is among the material being collected from the electronic devices.”

Aaron would not describe the content of the video footage. He said the analysis of the video and other

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Visiting Navy, Marines help restore World War II ammunition depots in Belle Chasse – NOLA.com

About 40 military members visiting New Orleans for Navy Week made a pit stop in Belle Chasse Tuesday (April 24.) Navy sailors and Marines volunteered their time at the Woodlands Trail and Park, where they chopped down vines and weeds and replaced damaged sections of two bridges.

The event was coordinated with NetWork Volunteers as part of a series of service projects during NOLA Navy Week. The projects went before a selection committee and were presented to the Pentagon for approval.  

Sailors and Marines hiked in about three miles along the Woodlands Trail to a grouping of 10 cement structures used for ammunition storage during World War II. There, they used machetes and hedge trimmers to clear vines and weeds from around the historic structures.

The site was owned by the U.S. government from the late 1930s to the early 1960s. Back then, black powder used in battle ships and torpedo warheads was brought to the property for storage, according to the Woodlands Conservancy website. Ammunition was then moved to docking areas along the Mississippi River to be shipped to the South Pacific during World War II.

The storage facilities were used up until the Korean War. In the early 1960s, the property was turned over to the state of Louisiana, Plaquemines Parish Government and Tulane University.

On Tuesday (April 24), the military returned to the site — this time to give the structures a facelift. Within an hour and a half, they had cleared much of the weeds and ivy that blanketed the 10 ammunition storage structures, said Carly Schwarz, a program assistant with the Woodlands Conservancy. “Honestly, I was kind of amazed,” she said. 

Before and after photos of one of the ammunition storage facilities at the Woodlands Trail and Park. About 40 military members helped to clear the storage facilities of

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Adoption, guns on Kansas lawmakers' plate with fiscal issues – Seattle Times

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators reconvene this week and could lower the age for carrying concealed guns and grant legal protections to faith-based adoption agencies that refuse on religious grounds to place children in LGBT homes.

Fiscal issues also are on lawmakers’ agenda when their annual spring break ends Thursday. They expect to fix a flaw in a new education funding law that would otherwise cost public schools $80 million, and they could debate income tax cuts.

Lawmakers could meet for up to 10 days. Here are key issues they face.

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ADOPTION RULES

LGBT-rights groups still hope to block passage of the adoption legislation in the House after the Senate approved it with the strong support of the state’s Catholic bishops and backing from Republican Gov. Jeff Colyer’s administration.

The bill would allow state foster care contractors to do business with agencies refusing to allow children to be adopted into homes that violated the agencies’ “sincerely held” religious beliefs.

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CONCEALED GUNS

Lawmakers are considering a proposal to drop the age at which a person can carry a concealed gun to 18 from 21 as part of a bill designed to make it easier for people holding permits from other states to carry concealed in Kansas.

The House added the age-lowering provision to the bill, while the Senate stripped it out. Negotiators for the two chambers must draft the final version.

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POUR BEER YOURSELF

A bill that would allow self-service beer taps in bars and restaurants — something legal in most other states — awaits action in the House after passing the Senate. It’s spurred by plans for a new restaurant in downtown Topeka,

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NASCAR Mandates Nitrogen-Powered Pit Guns – The Drive

NASCAR is mandating the use of nitrogen to power pit guns, according to a tweet from ESPN motorsports writer Bob Pockrass. The Paoli guns are designed to use nitrogen, but the sanctioning body has discovered that some teams were powering their guns with other gases. The nitrogen mandate is in effect in time for Sunday’s Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama.

Prior to the 2018 season, teams chose the air guns they wanted to use, and some bigger-budget teams engineered faster guns to gain advantages on pit road. In efforts to even the playing field between the haves and the have-nots, NASCAR implemented a rule of sanctioning body-mandated equipment. NASCAR rents the pit guns to teams during race weekends, and teams are not allowed to make modifications to the guns.

Multiple drivers from the higher-budget teams have struggled with the NASCAR-mandated guns, blaming the guns themselves by classifying them as faulty. Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick and Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin have been among the most vocal.

“My frustration is that in absolutely no other professional sport does the league give you faulty equipment to play with, and that’s what we have here,” Hamlin said after finishing 14th, a lap down, in the delayed Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee on April 16.

NASCAR and proponents of the mandated pit guns have pointed out that those struggling with the new guns are, primarily, from the bigger budget teams that were used to the highly engineered, faster pit guns. The side in favor of the mandated tools suggest that those teams are struggling because they haven’t gotten used to slower guns.
 
“Any gun that malfunctions is not acceptable to us, but there are some occasions where someone may be moving a little too fast on a stop, as

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