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Feral hogs tearing up California park, prompting city to hire trapper to deal with ‘invasive’ population

Sections of a park in Northern California are now closed off with warning signs posted after feral hogs invaded the area in recent months, causing tens of thousands of dollars in damage.

The city of Lafayette said Tuesday in a news release the spike in the wild pig population in recent months has prompted the city to close some nature trails and post warning signs in order to protect residents from the “dangerous species” in the Burton Valley and Lafayette Community Park areas, located about 20 miles east of San Francisco.

“We’ve had a couple of encounters where the off-leash dogs have spooked a pig, and they came close to humans aggressively,” Jonathan Katayanagi, the director of Lafayette Parks & Recreation, told KTVU on Wednesday.

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City officials said that as many as 40 feral hogs have been roaming through the park around dusk and dawn since October, destroying large sections of the grounds as they tear through areas looking for grubs, worms, and acorns. A fence has kept the pigs off baseball and soccer fields already under repair, but other sections of parkland have not been as fortunate.

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Around 40 feral hogs have been roaming through parks in Lafayette since October, causing tens-of-thousands of dollars worth of damage. (City of Lafayette)

The damage from the wild pigs is estimated to be around $50,000 and forced the city to hire a licensed trapper to control the invasive population while coordinating efforts with the Lafayette Police Department and California Department of Fish & Wildlife

“The trapper we are working with is hoping to use a corral system so we can control large groups,”  Katayanagi told KTVU. “After that, (California) Fish & Wildlife can dictate what is to be done with the pigs. But we are told relocation is not an option.”

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The pack of feral hogs have been tearing through areas looking for grubs, worms, and acorns. (KTVU)

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Park officials believe the feral hogs first came to the park during the dry season in October in search of water and food, and have stuck around since. Since the pack arrived, officials have implemented proactive public safety measures such as closing some nature trails.

“It is very important that Lafayette Community Park visitors keep children close when using trails, keep dogs on a leash at all times, and always obey all signs posted in the park,” the city said in a news release. “Once the wild pig population is no longer a risk to park visitors, all trails will be reopened.”

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Officials are hopeful they will be able to clear the area of the pigs over the next few weeks.

Many of those who use the park said Wednesday it’s time for the harmful swine to go.

“They really serve no purpose around here other than destroy the parks and recreation facilities,” Moraga resident Mark Orders told KTVU.

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Emily Ratajkowski addresses Harvey Weinstein settlement with inked message: ‘F–k Harvey’

Emily Ratajkowski hit the red carpet on Wednesday for the premiere of Adam Sandler’s “Uncut Gems” and had a special message for Harvey Weinstein.

The model and actress, who has appeared in music videos for Maroon 5 and Robin Thicke as well as films such as “Gone Girl” and “Entourage,” turned heads when she revealed a handwritten note on her left bicep that read, “F—k Harvey.”

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Emily Ratajkowski attends the premiere of A24’s “Uncut Gems” at The Dome at ArcLight Hollywood on December 11, 2019 in Hollywood, California. She rocked an explicit message on her left bicep that read, “F–k Harvey” at the premiere. (Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Ratajkowski has been vocal in her disdain for the embattled movie mogul and even took to Twitter to speak about him.

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“So this is what justice looks like in America? #burninhellharvey,” she wrote — attaching a picture of the New York Times report on Weinstein’s latest $25 million settlement.

The settlement agreement of $25 million would not require Weinstein to admit any wrongdoing on his part or make any out-of-pocket payments to any of the alleged accusers, the New York Times reported Wednesday.

More than 30 actresses and ex-employees of the disgraced studio head will share the proposed global legal payout, along with additional claimants who could join the class in later months — which would effectively put a lid on each of the lawsuits brought against Weinstein and his former company.

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“Today Harvey Weinstein and his former studio made a $25 million deal with his victims. Weinstein, accused of offenses ranging from sexual harassment to rape, won’t have to admit wrongdoing or pay his own money. #nojusticenopeace,” Ratajkowski wrote on Twitter, attaching a picture of her “F—k Harvey” message along with the tweet.

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Weinstein’s bail was increased on Wednesday from $1 million to $5 million after allegedly violating bail conditions by tampering with his electronic ankle monitor.

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Oakland considers housing the homeless on a cruise ship

This is not exactly “The Love Boat,” but it could help make a dent in one California city’s homeless crisis.

During a city council meeting on Tuesday, Oakland City Council President Rebecca Kaplan broached the idea of using a cruise ship to house up to 1,000 homeless people, suggesting a ship be brought to the Port of Oakland as the region deals with skyrocketing costs of living and a shortage of affordable housing.

“It could be a great way to house a lot of people quickly,” Kaplan told the San Francisco Chronicle. “Cruise ships have been used for emergency housing after natural disasters and for extra housing for things like Olympics.”

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Homelessness has spiked in Oakland, with a 47 percent jump in two years — one of the largest surges of any California city, according to a one-night street count released in July.

The count, which used federal guidelines, showed Oakland had 4,017 homeless people, up from 2,761 in 2017. The increase has put the city’s per capita homeless rate higher than neighboring San Francisco and Berkeley.

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The president of the Oakland City Council in the San Francisco Bay Area is proposing bringing a cruise ship to the city’s port to house up to 1,000 homeless people. (AP Photo/Ben Margot,File)

Kaplan told the Chronicle she plans to present a proposal to the council in January that will be at “no or low” cost to the city, because residents of the cruise ship would pay for rooms based on their income. The city would not buy the cruise ship.

The council president added that she has been contacted by cruise ship companies about providing a ship for emergency housing and that the companies – which were not named – were reaching out to the Port of Oakland about mooring options at the port. The idea for a cruise ship in Oakland would be similar to the Queen Mary in Long Beach in Southern California.

The 1936 ocean liner is now a floating hotel with 347 rooms, where a room with two twin beds goes for $141 a night and $146 a night for a full-size bed.

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Rebecca Kaplan, the president of the Oakland City Council, is proposing bringing a cruise ship to the city’s port to house up to 1,000 homeless people. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu,File)

“It could be like that,” Kaplan told the paper. “But as affordable housing instead of hotel.”

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But there may be a regulatory iceberg in the way of this floating proposal.

The Port of Oakland is among the 10 busiest in the nation, and port officials pointed out Wednesday that safety and security issues at federally regulated facilities would “make residential uses untenable,” port spokesman Mike Zampa told the Associated Press.

“We respect President Kaplan’s desire to address homelessness but Port of Oakland docks are designed to work cargo ships, there isn’t the infrastructure to berth a cruise ship,” Zampa said.

One of the technical issues involving docking a cruise ship at the port is having the vessel permanently hooked up to shore power and sewage, in addition to regular, if not daily, garbage service, according to KTVU. There would also need to be considerations made for security on board and numerous health threats, such as norovirus.

Cruise ships have been used as emergency housing before. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the Federal Emergency Management Agency chartered three luxury cruise liners to provide housing for up to 8,000 people that were left homeless after the storm. That $236 million contract was later scrutinized in a study released in 2006 by House Democrats, which said it proved “wasteful for the federal taxpayer” because it ended up costing $50,000 to house a single person for six months, more than $300 per person for each night’s lodging.

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While there may be a regulatory roadblock with the latest idea in Oakland, residents who are growing tired of the uptick in numbers said it doesn’t hurt exploring.

“It would keep the homeless people out of the rain, especially during the wintertime,” Dustin Koga told KTVU. “It’s really cold right now, so it makes a lot of sense.”

Robert Heyden, who said the city’s homeless crisis is “not an easy problem to deal with,” said the idea could be worthy, depending on the details.

“I think that would be a great idea,” he told KTVU. “It would be interesting to see how the implementation happened and how successful it would be.”

Fox News’ Barnini Chakraborty and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Former HGTV host Christopher Dionne to serve 3 years in prison for molesting 10-year-old girl

Former HGTV host Christopher Dionne will serve three years in prison after he was convicted of molesting a 10-year-old girl in his Connecticut home, according to court records. He was also sentenced to 10 years probation by a judge on Wednesday.

Dionne, 37, of Old Lyme, Conn., was found guilty of risk of injury to a minor and fourth-degree sexual assault in October.

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Dionne appeared on a pilot episode of HGTV’s “Family Flip.” His victim, now 12, testified during the trial that she was best friends with his daughter, and was sleeping over their house at the time of the assault.

Dionne has maintained his innocence and will likely file an appeal, The Day in Connecticut reported.

According to People, the minor claimed in court that she woke up to Dionne inappropriately touching her by placing his hand against her buttocks inside her pajamas.

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Dionne’s victim said she was molested twice while his two children — then a 14-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter — were sleeping in the same room, the outlet reported. The victim said Dionne later reached his hand under her bra, jiggled her chest and allegedly took a photo of her on his phone.

The minor, according to the outlet, claimed Dionne asked the girl if she wanted to see his genitals, asking her, “Are you a big girl or a little girl?” The victim also claimed he told her, “If you tell your mom, I’ll go to jail and (my daughter) won’t have a daddy.”

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In 2017, Dionne was expected to begin production of a new show titled “House Rescue” on A&E. But the network previously told NBC Connecticut that it had suspended production.

In a previous statement to Fox News on Friday, a rep for A&E said: “He was never a host on the channel and nothing he filmed was ever aired.”

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Dionne’s wife has since moved and is planning to file for divorce, reported The Day.

She shared a photo on Instagram of herself with her two children, along with a positive message after the sentencing.

“So we’re gonna heal. And we’re gonna start anew,” Dionne’s wife wrote.

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Wisconsin elementary school sees chickenpox outbreak: health officials

An outbreak of chickenpox has affected at least one elementary school in Wisconsin, according to health officials in the state.

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In a statement posted to Facebook, the Rusk County Public Health Department in Ladysmith, Wis., announced the outbreak at Ladysmith Elementary School. At least five cases have been confirmed, including four cases of breakthrough chickenpox, which occurs in people who have been vaccinated against the disease.

Symptoms of breakthrough chickenpox are often milder, with few to none of the blisters or red spots that typically come with the disease. That said, those infected with breakthrough chickenpox are still contagious.

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The outbreak of chickenpox occurred at an elementary school in Wisconsin.

Chickenpox is a highly contagious virus that spreads when an infected person coughs, sneezes or even talks. The virus can also spread to an unvaccinated person if they come into contact with an infected person’s chickenpox blisters. Symptoms typically include fever, headache, lethargy, and an itchy rash.

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Health department officials said they are offering chickenpox vaccines for free to anyone who has not yet received the shot.

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Electric Ferrari not happening before 2025, CEO says

Ferrari is going all-electric … just not yet.

“My sense is the electric will come out after 2025. The battery technology is not where it should be yet,” CEO Louis Camilleri told reporters at Ferrari’s Maranello, Italy, factory this week, according to Reuters.

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The Italian automaker is set to launch its first plug-in hybrid next year. The performance-minded SF90 Stradale is equipped with a 4.0-liter V8 and three electric motors with a combined output of 986 hp that makes it Ferrari’s most powerful road car ever, but it has an all-electric range of just 16 miles.

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The SF90 Stradale features a mid-mounted V8 and operates in front-wheel-drive when it is in all-electric mode. (Ferrari)

Camilleri also cited recharging speeds as an issue, but said that the company will eventually come out with an all-electric model.

The lack of one hasn’t been an issue for the company’s current success, however. The automaker is currently worth more than Fiat-Chrysler, from which it was spun off from in 2015.

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Dems plow ahead with impeachment articles as initial vote looms

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The House Judiciary Committee is poised to be the scene of another major partisan clash Thursday as lawmakers press ahead with two articles of impeachment against President Trump, ahead of an initial vote expected by day’s end likely to advance the measures to the floor.

The final “markup” process began Wednesday evening, immediately breaking out into fiery disagreement. Committee Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., argued that it would be unsafe to wait until the 2020 election to remove Trump from office.

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“We cannot rely on an election to solve our problems when the president threatens the very integrity of that election,” Nadler claimed during Wednesday’s session.

Democrats from districts that supported Trump in 2016, however, have been less enthusiastic. Recent polls have shown declining support for impeachment in key swing states, with two polls released Wednesday indicating that most Americans did not want Trump removed.

Politico reported earlier this week that the numbers were making a “small group” of moderate Democrats, who have held seats in districts where Trump won in 2016, nervous about how to vote. They instead have suggested Trump be censured, which would prevent the GOP from holding a potentially damaging Senate trial and give them political cover in the upcoming election.

The House is now composed of 431 current members, meaning Democrats would need 217 yeas to impeach Trump. There are currently 233 Democrats, so Democrats could lose only 16 of their own and still impeach the president. Among the House Democrats, 31 represent more moderate districts that Trump carried in 2016.

Freshman Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich. – who flipped a GOP district in 2018 that Trump won by seven points in 2016 – told Fox News last month that she was tentatively weighing all the evidence. On Wednesday, she confirmed that she’s still undecided.

“The phones are ringing off the hook,” she told CNN. “We literally can’t pick up the phones fast enough — and it’s people on both sides of it.”

Republicans, meanwhile, have vociferously opposed the impeachment effort. The committee’s ranking member, Rep. Doug Collins of Georgia, stated that Democrats have been trying to impeach Trump since he took office. He echoed the White House’s argument that the impeachment was politically motivated theater, long in the works and foreshadowed openly by Democrats for months, if not years.

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He and Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., each argued that unlike previous presidents who have faced impeachment, Trump was not accused of an offense actually defined by law: neither “abuse of power” nor “obstruction of Congress” is a recognized federal or state crime. Those are the two offenses outlined in the articles of impeachment before the committee. (The separate charge of contempt of Congress, according to the DOJ’s Office of Legal Counsel, exempts the president for separation-of-powers reasons.)

The markup is expected to go until Thursday afternoon. If the committee votes to approve the articles of impeachment, as expected, there will likely be an impeachment vote on the House floor in the middle of next week.

The articles center on Trump’s efforts to pressure Ukraine to launch an investigation into his political rivals – namely, former vice president Joe Biden – while withholding aid. Democrats argue Trump wrongly used U.S. aid and the prospect of a White House meeting as leverage, but Trump denies doing so.

Fox News’ Chad Pergram and Mike Emanuel contributed to this report.

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Philadelphia comedian dead at 32

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Comedian Chris Cotton is dead at the age of 32, Comedy Central announced on Wednesday.

“We’re devastated by the loss of Chris Cotton – a hilarious comedian, a beloved member of the Comedy Central family and a joy to be around,” the network said in a statement on Twitter. “He will be missed.”

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Cotton was a Philadelphia native. He performed stand-up for Comedy Central and appeared on the network’s talk show “Every Damn Day.” He also conducted red carpet coverage of its Bruce Willis roast last year, according to The Wrap.

His cause of death has not been released.

In July, Cotton published a short memoir titled “What My Dad Did: My Theory On Joke Writing.” According to the online book description, the book served as “an outlet for Chris to speak to anyone working to achieve their dreams in the face of adversity.”

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“This true story is ultimately about finding one’s own voice without having to sacrifice one’s morals,” the synopsis continues.

Tributes from fellow comedians and fans began flooding Cotton’s social media accounts after the news broke.

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“A few weeks ago Chris Cotton randomly hit me up to thank me for a gig I got him YEARS ago that led to some other work for him,” Hannibal Buress tweeted. “I was in the middle of booking Isola Fest and booked him during the call. I was psyched to see him this weekend. RIP.”

“The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” writer Nate Dern is also mourning Cotton’s passing.

“Chris was a beautiful person with so much love to give. Everyone loved him instantly. He regularly made me laugh so hard that I cried,” Dern tweeted. “I am honored that I got to work with him and know him. Love you, Chris. Rest in peace.”

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Comedian Kerry Coddett shared on Twitter that Cotton was married and his wife is currently pregnant with their first child.

“This is devastating,” Coddett tweeted, adding in additional posts that Cotton was a “really good dude.”

“Heaven just earned them a real one,” she added.

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2020 Chevrolet Corvette sold out, GM executive says

It looks like Chevrolet’s bet on turning the Corvette into a mid-engine sports car is going to pay off.

General Motors North America President Barry Engle told Motor Trend this week that the radically redesigned Corvette is completely sold out for 2020, even though Chevy hasn’t started building it yet.

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The eighth-generation Corvette’s debut was delayed by the recent UAW strike, which required the start of production to be shifted from the end of 2019 to next February, but that hasn’t stopped dealers from racking up orders for it in the meantime.

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According to Motor Trend, Chevrolet can build approximately 40,000 Corvettes at its Bowling Green, Ken., factory in 2020, which would make it the model’s best year since 50,000 were sold in 1984.

The Corvette starts at $59,995, but can be optioned up to over $100,000. Coupe and convertible versions will be available.

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2020 Chevrolet Corvette sold out, GM executive says

It looks like Chevrolet’s bet on turning the Corvette into a mid-engine sports car is going to pay off.

General Motors North America President Barry Engle told Motor Trend this week that the radically redesigned Corvette is completely sold out for 2020, even though Chevy hasn’t started building it yet.

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(Chevrolet)

The eighth-generation Corvette’s debut was delayed by the recent UAW strike, which required the start of production to be shifted from the end of 2019 to next February, but that hasn’t stopped dealers from racking up orders for it in the meantime.

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According to Motor Trend, Chevrolet can build approximately 40,000 Corvettes at its Bowling Green, Ken., factory in 2020, which would make it the model’s best year since 50,000 were sold in 1984.

The Corvette starts at $59,995, but can be optioned up to over $100,000. Coupe and convertible versions will be available.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

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