2021 Mercedes S-Class Shows Exterior Design, Interior Tech On Camera

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A month after the debut, how do you like the rear end?

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is all-new for the 2021 model year. On the outside, it may look like a simple evolution of its predecessor but the truth is it’s an all-new model underneath with many technological innovations. A new video from the Mr. Benz channel on YouTube takes a detailed look at some of the vehicle’s features.

Starting with the exterior, it’s interesting how the radiator grille is actually the same size as before but the larger headlights make the front fascia look more imposing. Also, the hood is longer, the wheels are sharper and larger, and the C-pillar flows more smoothly into the rear shoulder. 

Features such as the optional flush door handles and

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Lafayette man accused of planting hidden camera in bathroom takes plea deal

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A Lafayette man accused of planting a hidden camera in a woman’s bathroom has taken a plea deal in his case.

Ryan Gabriel Pacheco, 24, pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree burglary and invasion of privacy for sexual gratification, according to court records.

Prosecutors dismissed one additional burglary count, an additional invasion of privacy count and one count of attempted burglary in exchange for the plea.

Pacheco, who is out of custody on a $1,000 cash bond, is set for sentencing on Nov. 6.

According to an arrest affidavit, a woman called Lafayette police in February after she found a hidden camera in a basement bathroom at the home she was renting.

The woman told police she suspected Pacheco, though the nature of her relationship with him and the reason she suspected it was Pacheco was redacted in the affidavit. Police told the woman and her roommate not to alert Pacheco or the landlord about the camera until they could investigate.

The next day, the roommate saw Pacheco at the front door before he ran off. A neighbor also told police she saw Pacheco at the door before he fled.

Police went to Pacheco’s house and arrested him later that day. Pacheco admitted he had been at the women’s house, but said he was there to play with a dog.

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1 of 3 orphaned black bear cubs found in Banff bathroom spotted on trail camera

One of the three orphaned black bears found in a washroom in Banff National Park three years ago was spotted on a wildlife camera Aug. 2.

“We captured a picture of this black bear, 1803, one of our rehab cubs from 2017,” said Blair Fyten, a human wildlife co-existence specialist with Parks Canada. “That was our first sighting of this particular bear.”

The bear’s identification number comes from the year on her ear tag (2018), and the three represents that she was the third black bear Parks Canada worked with that year.

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The female black bear, who’s now three-and-a-half years old, was photographed just three kilometres from where the cubs were released back into the wild in July 2018.

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“Our staff was very happy to see that one of these bears has survived,” Fyten told Global News.

“She looked in pretty good shape — a bit on the lanky side, but that’s what you’d expect for a teenager. It’s kind of typical for bears that age… scraggly hair,” he said.

After two years in the Banff National Park backcountry on her own, “she’s doing quite well.”

Bear cubs found in bathroom in Banff explore their enclosure at Ontario rehab facility

Bear cubs found in bathroom in Banff explore their enclosure at Ontario rehab facility

The three bear cubs were found in a roadside bathroom on the Trans-Canada Highway west of Banff on April 1, 2017.

After searching for three days and checking wildlife cameras, workers could not find the mother bear.

Due to provincial rules regarding rescue and rehab of bears in Alberta, Parks Canada sent the three female cubs to Ontario for rehabilitation. More than a year later, on July 17, 2018, the trio was released back into Banff’s backcountry.

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Orphaned bear cubs heading back to Banff National Park in July

Orphaned bear cubs heading back to Banff National Park in July

Parks Canada confirmed one cub didn’t make it. Staff tracked her GPS collar to a location and found her carcass and evidence that she likely died from a grizzly bear attack.

Three orphaned black bears were released back into the Banff backcountry July 17, 2018.

Three orphaned black bears were released back into the Banff backcountry July 17, 2018.

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Fyten said it was encouraging to see footage proving at least one of the three cubs was alive and well. The status of the third one is unknown. The GPS collars on the surviving two bears slipped off that first spring in the wild, but there was no evidence they died or were attacked, Fyten said.

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“There’s still one we don’t know about,” he said. “It could be out there. It might not be.”

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