Man who allegedly killed wife, daughter with machete arrested in FL, police say

first_imgMiami Gardens Police Department(MIAMI) — Police arrested a South Florida husband who is accused of brutally killing his wife and their 10-year-old daughter with a machete on the woman’s 49th birthday.Noel Chambers, 57, was apprehended on Tuesday evening, ending a multi-day manhunt, after he allegedly attacked his wife, Lorrice Harris, and the couple’s daughter over the weekend, according to police. He was located outside of a Miami area fire station, Miami Gardens police said. The firemen were arriving back to the station from a call when they recognized him and notified the police, Carlos Austin, the department’s public information officer, told ABC News late Tuesday.“Chief Delma K. Noel-Pratt, chief of police of the Miami Gardens Police Department, directed all of our resources to ensure that we took Mr. Chambers into custody,” Austin said. “Mr. Chambers committed a horrible crime, was considered to be armed and dangerous, therefore we wanted to ensure we captured him quick, and without further incident.”Police responded to a reported dispute at the couple’s home in Miami Gardens, Florida, about 17 miles northwest of Miami, at around 11:30 p.m. Saturday.Officers arrived to the couple’s house a few minutes later and found the bodies of Shayla Chambers and her mother inside, police said.Shayla was found lying in her bed and Harris was discovered on the home’s back porch, police said. The couple’s older daughter, 29-year-old Shanalee Chambers, managed to escape and was rushed to the hospital with stab wounds, according to police.Noel-Pratt spoke about the “heinous” nature of the crime scene at a press conference on Monday.“That scene was terrible. It was just heart-wrenching to see what occurred at that location,” Noel-Pratt said. “These two individuals did not deserve that. His oldest daughter didn’t deserve to be in the hospital right now, trying to recover from wounds that she received after he took it upon himself to take a machete and go slicing up their bodies.”“If he could do this to his wife and his own 10-year-old daughter, he will do it to someone else,” she added.Harris’ family members also spoke to reporters on Monday as they pleaded for the public’s help in locating Chambers, who goes by the nickname “Massive.”“This could have been anybody’s sister, anybody’s daughter — a 10-year-old lying in bed,” Harris’ adult daughter, Ashlee Anderson, told reporters Monday. “This is not a human. This is a monster, and we need to get this monster off the street.”She said Harris and Chambers had been married for about 10 years.Authorities had offered a $3,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Airbus unveils ‘blended wing body’ plane design after secret flight tests

first_imgSuch aircraft are complex to control but produce less aerodynamic drag, making them more efficient to fly.Plane makers are revisiting such designs as the passenger jet industry tries to commit to more environmentally friendly aircraft.”We believe it is high time now to push this technology further and study what it brings to us,” Jean-Brice Dumont, executive vice-president of engineering at Airbus, told reporters. “We need these disruptive technologies to meet our environmental challenge. It is the next generation of aircraft; we are studying an option.”He said it was too early to say whether such shapes could contribute to the next generation of medium-haul planes, expected in the 2030s. Topics : Airbus on Tuesday unveiled a curvaceous aircraft design that blends wing and body, designed to slash carbon emissions by some 20%.The European plane maker has been carrying out flight tests of a 3.2-meter-wide (10.5 feet) technology demonstrator, code-named Maveric, at a secret location in central France since last year. It lifted the veil on the design at the Singapore Airshow.The concept of a “blended wing body” design has been around since the 1940s and led to the US B-2 bomber, as well as the X-48 research project between Boeing and NASA a decade ago.center_img Since the previous generation of tests, aerospace has seen improvements in materials that make such aircraft lighter, and computing power has increased, improving flight controls, Dumont said.Airbus is now studying how the cabin would work and how the aircraft would be integrated into airports. One unresolved question is whether such a plane would have windows or use video screens to give passengers a sense of their surroundings.Another issue that has dogged such experiments in the past is how to handle sensations of movement.Because passengers would be sitting further out from the center of the aircraft, compared to the classic ‘tube and wings’ model, they would move further when the aircraft turns. Rival Boeing has put more weight on a potential cargo role.last_img read more

Brisbane sets a sustainable pace for property price growth

first_imgCorelogic’s director of research, Tim Lawless, said Brisbane their latest research should bolster confidence in the sustainability of Brisbane house prices.HOUSE price growth is setting in for Brisbane according to market analysts at Corelogic.Corelogic director of research, Tim Lawless, said today’s release of their June Home Value Index, should bolster confidence in detached Brisbane housing, despite a more dire result for units.Mr Lawless said a 0.8 per cent quarterly gain in Brisbane house prices had been offset by a 2.4 per cent drop in attached housing values.“There’s a two speed market for sure happening here in Brisbane.”Mr Lawless said the combined value of all dwellings was up 0.5 per cent for the June Quarter, which is very sustainable.“If you annualise it out, you’re looking at an annual growth rate of about two per cent.“But compared to the other, larger markets were still not seeing Brisbane showing any sort of surge in the pace of capital gains, just not yet anyway, but we are seeing some signs of population growth which is starting to improve from interstate.”Mr Lawless said Brisbane’s affordability advantage will be a catalyst for ongoing demand from interstate buyers.“Our median house price is slightly behind $500,000. That’s $200,000 less than what is in Melbourne and about half of Sydney’s, so I think that’s going to become more and more attractive to buyers in the long run.”More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoCorelogic head of research, Cameron Kusher, said many new residents were looking to South East Queensland’s coastal addresses.Mr Kusher said a lack of job prospects brought in buyers seeking lifestyle over career.“It seems to be a stronger housing market on the Gold and Sunshine Coasts than it is in Brisbane,” he said.“In Brisbane I think ultimately the market is just struggling to really kick because the job story is just not that strong.”Property Search Buyers’ Agency director, Scott McGeever, said he could understand the generally flat overall result given the analysis included our underperforming unit market.Mr McGeever said, however, detached homes within a seven kilometre radius of the CBD are solid.“We’re seeing buyer demand there. Sectors that are doing well will continue to do well.”Mr McGeever said attached housing would continue to struggle, and buyers must drill down into Brisbane’s various real estate sub-sectors to identify the best options.“Moving forward we see house and land to be pretty rock solid within that 10-kilometre radius,” Mr McGeever said.last_img read more