iStock/Thinkstock(BARNEGAT, N.J.) — Police are still searching for a man convicted of manslaughter who escaped a New Jersey state correctional facility earlier this week.

Arthur Buckel, 38, had escaped from the Bayside State Prison on Tuesday, just weeks before being eligible for parole.

On Wednesday, authorities posted surveillance images of Buckel at a local CVS Pharmacy in Barnegat — located about 50 miles south of the capital of Trenton — where police located the stolen vehicle he was allegedly driving.

An image of Buckel was also released by police showing what he might look like with a shaved face.

Buckel was serving a two year sentence for assault and burglary, but records indicate Buckel previously served 14 years for manslaughter. He was paroled in 2010, and went back to prison on assault and burglary charges in 2015.

Residents in Barnegat were told to say indoors Wednesday while schools were placed on lockdown. Police said they will open Thursday, with increased police presence at every school.

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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A small plane that crashed in Alaska last month struck a bald eagle before bursting into flames, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

The Cessna 172 was conducting aerial surveying just west of the Birchwood Airport on the morning of April 20 when the plane went down into an area of dense woods, killing all four on board, according to a preliminary report published by the NTSB.

The pilot of the aircraft was a former NTSB investigator, according to the agency’s lead investigator on the crash, Shaun Williams.

“Remains of a bald eagle was found on the tail of the aircraft,” Williams told ABC News. “Remains were sent to the Feather Identification Lab at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.”

He said at this point they don’t know if the bird entered the cabin of the aircraft.

Williams said there have been other accidents caused by bald eagle strikes, but according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, this would be the first fatal crash of its kind.

Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control data shows the plane making several sharp turns in the area of the airport before the data indicated its last altitude at just under 1,000 feet.

“We’re still going back and try to review past flights to see how this flight path compared to previous flights,” Williams told ABC News.

Investigators from the NTSB and FAA on scene later that morning discovered a fuselage mostly incinerated by a post-crash fire.

Williams said the investigation is still in its infancy.

A probable cause of the crash has not yet been determined.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Jimmie Johnson’s team has been penalized in connection with a violation incurred during last weekend’s events at Talladega Superspeedway.

The six-time Sprint Cup champ has been penalized 15 minutes of practice time this week at Kansas Speedway after his team failed template inspection three times during pre-race inspection for last Sunday’s race, NASCAR.com reports.

Brian Scott and Cole Whitt’s teams were issued written warnings for two failed pre-race inspections.

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Highland Park Department of Public Safety(HIGHLAND PARK, Texas) — Former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel turned himself in for booking on Wednesday and posted bond Wednesday, and appeared in court Thursday in a domestic violence case.

Manziel, 23, was charged with family violence assault by a grand jury last week. He had previously been accused of accosting and striking an ex-girlfriend in a January incident. He faces up to one year in jail and a $4,000 fine.

The 23-year-old is appeared before a Dallas judge Thursday morning.

Manziel’s attorney Jim Darnell said in a statement that the grand jury heard only part of the case, “what the [District Attorney] chooses to share with them.” Darnell added that Manziel plans to plead “not guilty,” and that the legal team believes evidence will support his plea.

Manziel became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy, given to college football’s most outstanding player, in 2012. He was later drafted by the Cleveland Browns, and released earlier this year.

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Highland Park Department of Public Safety(HIGHLAND PARK, Texas) — Former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel turned himself in for booking on Wednesday and posted bond one day before his first scheduled court hearing in a domestic violence case.

Manziel, 23, was charged with family violence assault by a grand jury last week. He had previously been accused of accosting and striking an ex-girlfriend in a January incident. He faces up to one year in jail and a $4,000 fine.

The 23-year-old is expected to appear before a Dallas judge Thursday morning.

Manziel’s attorney Jim Darnell said in a statement that the grand jury heard only part of the case, “what the [District Attorney] chooses to share with them.” Darnell added that Manziel plans to plead “not guilty,” and that the legal team believes evidence will support his plea.

Manziel became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy, given to college football’s most outstanding player, in 2012. He was later drafted by the Cleveland Browns, and released earlier this year.

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tupungato/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Times Higher Education‘s World Reputation Rankings has released 2016’s list of the world’s top 100 universities, and while U.S. mainstays like Harvard and MIT top the top 10 list, Asia’s institutions of higher education are climbing the charts.

The rankings are entirely subjective, Times Higher Education points out, but they are based on annual opinion survey taken by some 10 thousand academics from all over the world.

The University of Tokyo maintained its 12th place ranking, though China’s Tsinghua University jumped eight places to place 18 on the list, and Peking University leaped 11 places, to reach 21st place.

The full list can be found here.

World’s Most Prestigious Universities – 2016

1. Harvard University
2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
3. Stanford University
4. University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
5. University of Oxford, United Kingdom
6. University of California, Berkeley
7. Princeton University
8. Yale University
9. Columbia University
10. California Institute of Technology

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Photo by Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(MIAMI) — The Miami Heat announced Wednesday that forward Chris Bosh would officially sit out the remainder of their postseason run, citing the same medical situation that has seen Bosh sit since February.

“The Miami Heat and Chris Bosh announce that Chris will not be playing in the remainder of the 2016 NBA Playoffs,” a statement from the team read. “The Heat, Chris, the doctors and the medical team have been working together thoughout this process and will continue to do so to return Chris to playing basketball as soon as possible.”

MIAMI HEAT STATEMENT ON CHRIS BOSH pic.twitter.com/ZX3gj6f3xg

— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) May 4, 2016

Bosh and his wife Adrienne had used social media to generate attention for his desire to return to the court. The team’s announcement that he would not came on the same day that the National Basketball Players Association asked for a meeting with the Heat over that dispute.

Bosh sat out the final months of last season with blood clots in his leg. In March, Bosh released his own statement saying that that condition had not resurfaced and that he would return this season.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners:

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

L.A. Angels 7, Milwaukee 3
Washington 13, Kansas City 2
Tampa Bay 8, L.A. Dodgers 5
Seattle 9, Oakland 8
Cleveland 4, Detroit 0
N-Y Yankees 7, Baltimore 0
Toronto 4, Texas 3
Houston 16, Minnesota 4
Boston 5, Chi White Sox 2
Chi Cubs 6, Pittsburgh 2
Cincinnati 7, San Francisco 4
N-Y Mets 8, Atlanta 0
Colorado 2, San Diego 0
Miami 4, Arizona 3
St. Louis 5, Philadelphia 4

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Cleveland 123, Atlanta 98

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Pittsburgh 3, Washington 2

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ABC News(KIRTLAND, Ohio) — After weeks of searching for a stray dog’s owner, members of an Ohio police department decided to adopt the pup themselves.

On March 31, the Kirtland, Ohio, police department posted a photo of a stray dog to its Facebook page. “Missing your dog?” the post read.

But no one came forward. Fast forward several weeks, and John Doe, as the dog came to be known, was still without a home. The officers and police personnel wanted “JD” to go to a good home, so they decided to give him one themselves.

With the permission of the mayor and the police chief, the department adopted “JD.” He’ll spend time with the officers, of course, but the pup will also work alongside the others who serve the people of Kirtland.

“The folks here at the Police Department wanted a good home for JD (this is now his name) so with the permission of the Chief and the Mayor JD has been adopted by the Kirtland Police Association but they also share the warmth this stoic animal has brought with City Hall and the Fire Department,” reads a post on the Kirtland PD Facebook page.

“JD has fit into the environment as though he were here always. We are happy to have him in our department and our lives,” the post continues. “He loves everyone and we love him.”

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ABC News(CHAPEL HILL, N.C.) — A North Carolina man is now fighting for his life after he was bitten by a king cobra snake he apparently kept as a pet, according to officials.

After he sustained the snake bite on Monday evening, Ali Iyoob tried to drive to a hospital for help. But he didn’t make it very far, according to the 911 call he made, obtained by ABC News.

“My vision’s kinda blurry,” Iyoob said on the call. “I’m sweating like crazy. I’m like panicking. I feel nauseous.”

Iyoob then apparently pulled over on a highway, where paramedics found him nearly unconscious, officials for Orange County Emergency Services told ABC station WTVD-TV in Raleigh-Durham. He was rushed to University of North Carolina (UNC) Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, officials added.

Iyoob remains in critical condition this afternoon, UNC Health Care spokesman Tom Hughes told ABC News.

King cobras are the world’s longest venomous snakes and can grow up to 18 feet, according to National Geographic. They can deliver enough venom in a bite to kill 20 people or an elephant.

Officers with Orange County Animal Services are currently working in coordination with several other agencies to remove the king cobra and around 20 other snakes Iyoob apparently was keeping as his house, communications specialist with the agency, Andi Morgan, told ABC News. She said further information would be made available at a later time.

In a statement released Tuesday, the agency said that its staff was “working closely” with other agencies to to determine if any state statues were violated.

“If a violation is confirmed, Animal Services will coordinate with those organizations to identify, seize, and care for the reptiles,” the statement said. “If no state violation is present, Animal Services will work internally to devise the best plan for the removal of the snakes. County ordinance does not permit the keeping of venomous or constricting snakes inside Orange County.”

Animal Services officials added it had “no reason to believe there is a reason for public safety concerns.”

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