Burnsville Police Department(NEW YORK) — Footage from the body cameras of police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding man in Burnsville, Minnesota, in March has been released.

The Burnsville Police Department released the videos Tuesday after an announcement from the Dakota County Attorney’s Office that a grand jury had found three Burnsville police officers involved in the incident “legally justified” in their use of “deadly force,” according to a news release from the county attorney’s office.

The fatal shooting happened in the early morning of March 17, after an individual later identified as Map Kong — a 38-year-old man from Chaska, Minnesota — was observed by Burnsville police officers “erratically bouncing around while aggressively waving a large dagger-style knife” in the driver’s seat of a vehicle parked at a Burnsville McDonald’s, officials said.

In body cam videos of the incident, Kong appears to ignore repeated orders by officers to drop the knife. At one point, officers can be seen breaking the passenger-side windows and deploying a stun gun on Kong. He is then seen running from the vehicle toward a highway, still carrying the knife, before being shot numerous times and falling to the ground.

“When Mr. Kong left his vehicle — still holding a large dagger — and began running toward the busy morning rush-hour traffic of Highway 13, our officers had exhausted other options,” Burnsville Chief of Police Eric Gieseke wrote in an open letter. “Fearing for the safety of our residents, they discharged their weapons.”

An autopsy showed that Kong died from multiple gunshot wounds, and toxicology tests revealed that Kong’s blood and urine tested positive for amphetamine and methamphetamine, authorities said. A knife and sheath were recovered at the scene, officials added.

Burnsville’s police chief said that while “the outcome was tragic,” he hoped the release of the videos and the investigation report by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension would help people put themselves “in the position of these officers.”

“I also hope that you will be left with the same conclusion as the grand jury — that our officers acted out of necessity,” Gieske said.

Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom added in a news release, “Unfortunately, there are times when officers are placed in a situation where they must use deadly force to protect themselves and the public.”

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iStock/Thinkstock(LAS VEGAS) — When the 2017-18 National Hockey League season kicks off, there will be 31 teams.

The NHL’s board of governors has unanimously approved an expansion into Las Vegas, making it the first major professional sports league in the city.

The team will play home games on the Vegas strip at T-Mobile Arena. In the expansion draft, Las Vegas will select one player from each team for a total of 30 players and Las Vegas will take part in the draft lottery.

The team will be included in the Pacific Division and the league said its current playoff format will not change, according to ESPN.

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Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(SNAIL ISLAND, Fla.) — A body was found Wednesday afternoon during search and rescue efforts in the Gulf of Mexico for a father and his three teenage children, who have been missing since Sunday.

Around 4:30 p.m., rescuers located a body that had a life jacket on, the U.S. Coast Guard said in a press conference. The body was recovered by helicopter and taken to be identified, according to the Coast Guard.

Rescue crews located two kayaks believed to belong the missing family, who disappeared Sunday off the western coast of Florida after the boat they live on disappeared.

The search and rescue efforts are ongoing.

The Coast Guard began searching Tuesday for Ace Kimberly and his children, Rebecca, Donald and Roger, after a concerned relative contacted authorities. Kimberly’s brother told the Coast Guard that the four family members had at least seven life jackets on their 29-foot sailboat, which they live on, and were towing two kayaks.

Earlier Wednesday, rescue crews recovered other items 33 nautical miles off the coast of Sanibel Island, Florida, near Fort Meyers, which are believed to belong to the family, including four water bottles, six life jackets, tennis shoes, a basketball and a propane tank, the Coast Guard said.

The kayaks were found near the debris field.

#UPDATE #BreakingNews @USCGSoutheast C130 aircrew conducting first light search for missing family. pic.twitter.com/s4REO1fwgD

— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) June 22, 2016

The family left Sarasota at 7 a.m. Sunday en route to Fort Myers for boat repairs. At about 3 p.m. Sunday, the missing man called his brother to say the boat was in 6-foot seas near Englewood, 30 miles from Sarasota.

The father has full custody of the children and is separated from their mother, the children’s aunt, Sadie Dilts, told ABC News. Dilts said her sister — the children’s mother — who lives in Indiana, is on her way to Florida today.

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Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A Louisiana police officer has died after he was shot in the back three times while conducting a pedestrian stop, according to police.

The officer, identified by police as 50-year-old Deputy David F. Michel, Jr., stopped on Manhattan Boulevard in Harvey to conduct the pedestrian stop around 12:30 p.m., said Col. John Fortunato, Commander and Public Information Officer for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Witnesses reported to police that a struggle ensued and the man pulled out a weapon, firing multiple shots and striking the officer three times in the back, Fortunato told ABC News.

The man then fled on foot. The officer, who has not been identified, was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead shortly after arriving, Fortunato said.

Police arrested the suspect later Wednesday, Fortunato said.

Further details about the pedestrian stop, the suspect and the struggle between the man and officer were not immediately available.

Michel joined the JPSO Reserves in March 2007, Fortunato said, and became a full-time deputy in February 2013. He was then transferred to the Street Crimes Unit in June 2015.

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ABC News(CLEVELAND) — The celebration for the NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers turned violent when a woman was shot after the rally.

Cleveland Police reported a shooting, saying there is one female victim with a gunshot wound and a suspect in custody.

UPDATE: ONE FEMALE VICTIM OF GUNSHOT WOUND, SHE WAS SHOT TWICE IN LEG. SUSPECT IS IN CUSTODY.

— Cleveland Police (@CLEpolice) June 22, 2016

Police have blocked off part of the area.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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iStock/Thinkstock(CLEVELAND) — After an epic performance in the 2016 NBA Finals, Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James has earned himself a slew of ESPY Award nominations.

Among the nods, James is in the running for Best Male Athlete, Best Championship Performance, Best Game and Best Play.

James led the Cavs to a historic win over the Golden State Warriors after initially trailing 3-1 early in the series. The Cavs are now the first team in NBA history to do that in the finals.

The full list of noms is now live on ESPN.com.

The likes of Novak Djokovic, Sidney Crosby, Bryce Harper and Tom Brady are all up for nominations in their respective categories.

The ESPYS, hosted by wrestling great John Cena, are set to air July 13 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(SNAIL ISLAND, Fla.) — Rescue crews located two kayaks believed to belong to a father and his three teenage children, who have been missing for days off the western coast of Florida after the boat they live on disappeared.

The family has not been seen since Sunday and the search remains ongoing.

The Coast Guard began searching Tuesday for Ace Kimberly and his children, Rebecca, Donald and Roger, after a concerned relative contacted authorities. Kimberly’s brother told the Coast Guard that the four family members had at least seven life jackets on their 29-foot sailboat, which they live on, and were towing two kayaks.

Earlier, rescue crews recovered other items 33 nautical miles off the coast of Sanibel Island, Florida, near Fort Meyers, which are believed to belong to the family, including four water bottles, six life jackets, tennis shoes, a basketball and a propane tank, the Coast Guard said.

Coast Guard Capt. Greg Case called these items, which were found in a debris field, a “dire finding,” but added that the discovery reaffirmed that air and boat crews are searching in the right area. “There is hope,” he said.

The kayaks were found near the debris field.

#UPDATE #BreakingNews @USCGSoutheast C130 aircrew conducting first light search for missing family. pic.twitter.com/s4REO1fwgD

— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) June 22, 2016

The family left Sarasota at 7 a.m. Sunday en route to Fort Myers for boat repairs. At about 3 p.m. Sunday, the missing man called his brother to say the boat was in 6-foot seas near Englewood, 30 miles from Sarasota.

The father has full custody of the children and is separated from their mother, the children’s aunt, Sadie Dilts, told ABC News. Dilts said her sister — the children’s mother — who lives in Indiana, is on her way to Florida today.

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Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A Louisiana police officer has died after he was shot while conducting a pedestrian stop, according to police.

The officer stopped on Manhattan Boulevard in Harvey to conduct the pedestrian stop, said Col. John Fortunato, Commander and Public Information Officer for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Witnesses reported to police that a struggle ensued and the man pulled out a weapon, firing multiple shots and striking the officer, Fortunato told ABC News.

The man then fled on foot. The officer, who has not been identified, was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead shortly after arriving, Fortunato said.

Several suspects have been brought in for questioning, but police have not positively identified a subject, Fortunato said.

Further details about the pedestrian stop and the struggle between the man and officer were not immediately available.

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Port Authority Police(NEW YORK) — A Pennsylvania man stopped by police near the Holland Tunnel in New Jersey with an arsenal of guns in his truck was “on a mission to help other families” in the wake of his daughter’s death, a friend.

John Cramsey, 50, allegedly told police he was going to New York City to rescue a teenage girl he believed was in danger from drugs, sources said.

“I think when he lost his daughter it just kind of broke something inside of him,” his friend Shannon Hardner said. “It sent him on a mission to help other families.”

Cramsey, who calls himself a “rebel” on Facebook and owns a gun range, was stopped during Tuesday morning rush hour at the tunnel’s New Jersey toll plaza with two others, 53-year-old Dean Smith and 29-year-old Kimberly Arendt. Police recovered five handguns, an assault rifle and a shotgun, as well as four knives, 10 clips of ammunition, body armor, marijuana and a military-grade helmet from the bright-colored truck.

The number of weapons in the car raised suspicions and the Joint Terrorism Task Force was called. Law enforcement officials told ABC News there did not appear to be a link to terrorism.

“They weren’t going out to harm anybody,” Michelle Arendt, Kimberly’s mother, told ABC News. “They were going out to save.”

According to officers, the trio said they wanted to rescue a 16-year-old girl they believed was in danger from drugs.

Cramsey wrote online before his arrest: “This young lady from Wilkes Barre is scared and wants to come home. Last night she woke to find her friends body next to her in the same bed were [sic] her friend died of another heroin overdose.”

A police source said the teenager Cramsey claimed he was headed to save told authorities: “I don’t need to be rescued.”

Cramsey’s own daughter died of an accidental heroin overdose four months ago, according to the medical examiner.

All three suspects were taken to the Hudson County, New Jersey, jail on weapons possession charges. They are expected to appear in court Wednesday afternoon.

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Monkey Business/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — Twin wildfires in Southern California have charred nearly 5,000 acres as an extreme heat wave continues to wreak havoc in the state.

The two fires, dubbed the reservoir and fish, are raging in the Angeles National Forest above Azusa and Duarte, forcing evacuations in the San Gabriel Valley near Los Angeles. The evacuations remained in place Tuesday night and fire officials will reevaluate the situation on Wednesday.

Earlier Tuesday, officials estimated that the wildfires had burned a total of about 5,400 acres but the size was reduced to 4,900 after the area was remapped later in the day. Officials said that number remained the same Wednesday morning as they work to secure the line around the perimeter. Firefighters had contained about 10 percent of the fires as of 6:40 a.m. local time, according to the Angeles National Forest.

Although the two fires have not merged, officials are now referring to them collectively as the San Gabriel Complex fire.

Homeowner Gordon Witby said Tuesday the flames were close to his house in Duarte a day earlier, but the scene was calm now.

“The flames were so high. And so fierce,” Witby told ABC Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV.

With the region suffering from triple-digit temperatures, fires have threatened areas north and south of Los Angeles, too. In the San Diego County town of Potrero, a blaze called the border fire burned through about 1,500 acres this weekend, prompting evacuations. In the Santa Barbara area, the sherpa fire, which began last week, has singed more than 7,000 acres.

California is not the only state fighting against Mother Nature; more than 20 fires are raging across eight western states.

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