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Jennifer Dulos’ estranged husband arrested for second time in connection to wife’s disappearance

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Fotis Dulos, the estranged husband of a Connecticut mother who vanished more than three months ago, was arrested for a second time on Wednesday in connection with the disappearance.

Connecticut State Police confirmed that Dulos was arrested at his home and added that details on the charges would be released later Wednesday. Fox61 and other outlets reported that Dulos would face an additional charge of tampering with evidence.

Dulos’ attorney, Norm Pattis, confirmed to Fox News that his client was in custody and being held at the state barracks in Bridgeport. Pattis said he was unsure whether Dulos was being charged with witness tampering or evidence tampering but expected to know more after visiting the suspect.

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Jennifer Farber Dulos, 50, has not been seen since she dropped her children off at school on the morning of May 24. Her 2017 black Chevy Suburban was found near Waveny Park in New Canaan shortly after she was reported missing, with no sign of her.

Fotis Dulos, 51, and his girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, 44, were arrested in early June and pleaded not guilty to evidence tampering and hindering prosecution. They had been released on $500,000 bail and both have denied any involvement in Jennifer Dulos’ disappearance.

Dulos’ defense team had received dozens of CDs from prosecutors in late July that allegedly contained footage of a man resembling Dulos dumping bags of trash “which appeared to be stained with a substance consistent with the appearance of blood,” along Albany Avenue in Hartford beginning on the day his estranged wife disappeared, according to court documents.

Investigators spent weeks sifting through garbage and trash and reportedly uncovered bloody items of clothing, including a T-shirt and bra that Jennifer Dulos was wearing on the day she disappeared, as well as bloodied cleaning supplies such as sponges, according to The Hartford Courant.

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Fotis and Jennifer Dulos were in the midst of a bitter divorce and custody battle over their children — three boys and two girls ranging in ages from 8 to 13.

In the wake of her disappearance, a judge granted Jennifer’s mother, Gloria Farber, custody of the couple’s children. Fotis Dulos, who was under GPS monitoring, was prohibited from having contact with the kids.

Fox News’ Laura Ingle contributed to this report. 

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Grammy-winning songwriter LaShawn Daniels dead at 41 after car accident: report

Grammy-winning songwriter-to-the-stars LaShawn Daniels died in a car crash, his family announced Wednesday. He was 41 years old.

“It is with deep and profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, family member, and friend LaShawn Daniels, who was the victim of a fatal car accident in South Carolina,” his wife, April Daniels, said in a statement to Page Six. “Daniels was a man of extraordinary faith and a pillar in our family.”

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Daniels wrote songs for major artists including Beyoné, Lady Gaga, Whitney Housten, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Jackson, Toni Braxton, Alicia Keys and Janet Jackson. He was also known for his collaborations with producer Darkchild.

He earned a Grammy Award in 2000 for the Destiny Child’s hit “Say My Name,” and was nominated again in 2013 for Tamar Braxton’s song “Love and War.”

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LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 24: Music artist LaShawnDaniels host the ninth annual ASCAP and Motown Gospel’s Morning Glory Breakfast Reception honoring the 33rd annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards nominees at Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas on March 24, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Leon Bennett/FilmMagic)

When news of his passing broke, tributes from his industry collaborators and friends flooded social media.

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“We was supposed go crazy next week… appreciate you for f–kin wit me OG..,” Kehlani tweeted. “Your legacy will never be forgotten! this s–t crazy! RIP Lashawn Daniels .”

“Damn.. LaShawn Daniels.. wtf, this can’t be real. This HURTS. He provided so many iconic songs in my life. Rest easy big man.. you will live in forever!” singer-songwriter Mike Hough wrote.

Daniels is survived by his wife and their three kids: Omarr, Tahshon and Jett.

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April added that the family is thankful for the “the continuous outpouring of love and sympathy” they have received, but also asked for people to “respect the privacy of our entire family during this difficult time.”

This article originally appeared in Page Six.

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Syrian civil war has damaged more than 120 churches, report finds

As many as 124 churches have been damaged or targeted by military forces on all sides of Syria’s civil war, which has stretched on for more than eight years, according to a new report by the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR).

The report’s timeline of incidents involving Syrian government forces, opposition forces and extremist militants, including the Islamic State (ISIS), extended from March 2011 to September 2019.

The researchers found 75 reported attacks involved forces supporting the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, 33 involved armed opposition forces, 12 involved ISIS or other Islamic extremist groups and four incidents involved other fighting groups.

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Damage from Syrian government warplanes to a church east of Damascus, in February 2018. (Ammar Al Bushy, SNHR)

“Assad has made Syria unsafe for all Syrians, including Christians, and he must be held accountable for his actions,” said Erica Hanichak, a government relations director at Americans for a Free Syria.

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The evidence indicated some churches were the intended targets, while others were collateral damage.

The report found some churches were damaged or destroyed in bombings with no military installations or equipment nearby. Other reported incidents included houses of worship being turned into military headquarters and churches that were subject to more than one attack.

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“Syria will not become calm without transition to democracy and respect for human rights,” SNHR Chairman Fadel Abdul Ghany said.

The group added that its new report clearly showed international law was violated, as global conventions prohibit any hostile acts against places of worship.

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Shannon Bream reacts to Walmart gun crackdown: ‘They have such a presence in the heartland’

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Fox News’ Shannon Bream said on Wednesday that Walmart stopping gun and ammunition sales at its stores is an “interesting” move by the big box chain due to its widespread presence across America.

“They’re in towns and cities all over the place,” Bream told Dana Perino on “The Daily Briefing.” “For a lot of people, especially in more rural areas, they are the one place you can go get groceries, and prescriptions, and household goods … They have such a presence in the heartland.”

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Walmart is set to end sales of handguns in Alaska and will discontinue the sale of short-barrel rifle and handgun ammunition in stores nationwide, its president and CEO announced Tuesday afternoon.

The changes will reduce Walmart’s market share of ammunition to between six and nine percent from around 20 percent, according to the announcement. About half of Walmart’s approximately 5,000 U.S. stores sell firearms.

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The announcement came three days after a mass shooting killed seven people in Odessa, Texas. Four weeks earlier, a gunman killed 22 people and wounded 24 others inside at Walmart in El Paso, Texas.

“I think among a lot of American families who see Walmart as one of their brands and it may be the best thing in town, they may not have any options whether they want to boycott or not,” Bream said.

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Walmart has also asked that customers no longer openly carry firearms into its stores or Sam’s Clubs in states where so-called “open carry” is permitted unless law enforcement authorized it. However, McMillon noted that the store wouldn’t change its policy and approach regarding concealed-carry permits.

Fox News’ Russell Cosby and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Farmers concerned over how mandatory water cuts from Colorado River will impact agriculture

Two western states are imposing mandatory water cuts because the Colorado River, which supplies water to 40 million people and about 5 million acres of land across seven states, has dropped to alarmingly low levels.

Nevada and Arizona, concerned that a 20-year drought has dried up much of the river, are trying to rein in water use in an effort to save the disappearing river.

The river’s water levels next year are projected to be just below the threshold of 1,090 feet laid out in the Drought Contingency Plan (DCP) that was signed earlier this year by Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming and the U.S. government.

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A lingering 20-year drought has caused water levels in Lake Mead to drop, triggering mandatory water cuts for Arizona and Nevada next year. (Ben Brown / Fox News)

“It’s very significant in terms of looking at the Basin and internationally both the U.S. and Mexico,” said Greg Walch, general counsel for the Southern Nevada Water Authority. “The DCP cuts that you’re talking about collectively reduce the risk of Lake Mead falling to critically low elevations by more than two thirds locally.”

While officials from both Arizona and Nevada told Fox News they were anticipating the cutbacks and have planned accordingly, farmers say limiting water use could have a striking impact on their future.

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“Starting in 2021 or maybe 2022 we could get big cutbacks and then 2023, and after we could have huge cutbacks where we lose all of our surface water,” said Dan Thelander, Tempe Farming Company partner. “So, it’s very concerning.”

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Arizona farmer Dan Thelander examines his cotton crop. (Ben Brown / Fox News)

Thelander, who has been farming in Pinal County, Ariz., since 1995, is keeping a watchful eye on the water levels over the next few years, hoping for a series of strong winters that will keep further restrictions from being implemented.

Under drought guidelines from the Central Arizona Project, farmers will see a 60 percent reduction, from 275,000 acre-feet to 105,000 acre-feet per year for the first three years, followed by a complete cutoff from the Colorado River, relying entirely on groundwater, according to the Arizona Republic.

“We’re already using a lot of groundwater but we won’t have enough water to irrigate all of our land,” Thelander told Fox News. “So there is going to be 30, 40, 50 percent of our land will not be planted due to not having enough water.”

The river is below the threshold level, but a strong winter could help elevate the water in Lake Mead. That could help the river recover from a decades-long drought.

The river was helped slightly by a snowy winter last year, but that wasn’t enough.

“We had a really great snowpack this past winter that’s helped the lake elevate as well as all the conservation measures,” Christi Vanover, public affairs officer for Lake Mead National Recreation Area, told Fox News. “So right now everyone’s kind of taking a sigh of relief as the water levels come up but we’re still concerned it’s going to take many good wet snow years before we fully recover from the 20-year drought.”

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Christi Vanover, public affairs officer for Lake Mead National Recreation Area, said officials have a little breathing room after a strong winter helped boost water levels. (Ben Brown / Fox News)

Vanover added that next year’s elevation level is “projected to be 20 feet higher than it was just three years ago when we were at our lowest elevation.”

Climate change has accounted for about half of the river’s lower runoff between 200-2014 in the Upper Basin, according to The Arizona Republic. The river’s flow has decreased by about 17 percent from 2000-2019 from the 20th-century average, the paper said.

Officials have implemented several conservation efforts to help maintain the current levels.

“Water use in Arizona today is about what it was in the ’50s even though our population has probably tripled since then,” said Chuck Cullom, Colorado River programs manager for the Central Arizona Project. “What we’ve been able to do is to increase water efficiency both outdoor water use and indoor water use and irrigated agriculture. We’re recycling more of our water, we’re conserving more so we’re getting more benefit from the same drop of water than we did 50 years ago.”

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Like Arizona, officials in Nevada have implemented seasonal water restrictions, employed water enforcers to find where water is being misused and conducted a “smart landscaping program where we have purchased enough grass from our community to roll an 18-inch-wide roll of sod almost all the way around the earth,” Walch said.

“That kind of effort over the past 20 years has yielded unbelievable results. Our population has grown by more than 46 percent, more than 800,000 people and our overall water consumption is down more than 25 percent,” he added.

Still, officials recognize more still needs to be done to ensure the world’s most precious resource won’t dry up.

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“Twenty years ago it was essentially full. Now it’s about 40 percent full. We’re grateful that we’ve had a big snowpack here in the system and the Colorado River is more than 50 percent of capacity, but we all recognize that that’s a temporary positive outcome as we look into the future and see looming impacts of climate change,” Cullum said.

As for Thelander, because Lake Mead is overallocated by about 1.5 million acre-feet in the Lower Basin and agriculture is a low priority, he said the only thing he can do is drill more wells.

“If we lose that much water — when that does happen — there will be some farms that go out of business and other larger farmers will get the remaining land of the small farmer that couldn’t make it,” Thelander said. “It’s going to be a tug-of-war to see who can stay and who gets pushed out,” adding that as water becomes scarcer farmers will need to think of innovative ways to grow crops.

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Buttigieg focus on mental health resonating in New Hampshire

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg is focusing fresh attention on a sweeping mental health plan as the candidate looks to connect with primary voters in New Hampshire, one of the epicenters of the opioid crisis over the past few years.

Over three days, Buttigieg held at least a half dozen events in New Hampshire that attracted at least 3,200 prospective voters, according to a campaign official. Often, the audiences at his town halls and house parties appeared receptive to his speeches on mental health.

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His 14-point plan boils down to a few main ideas: Integrating primary care with mental health checkups, removing stigma associated with talking about mental health, enforcing mental health parity among insurers and empower local organizations to implement solutions that work in their communities. In many ways, Buttigieg’s plan ties mental health and drug addiction together in a way that recognizes how intertwined they are.

“Pete’s vision for the future of mental health and addiction care is rooted in embracing prevention and ensuring that every person … has the resources and support they need to begin to heal,” the policy outline on his website reads. In other words, his goal is to make sure people in New Hampshire and across the country can count on the government to lift them, whether they’re dealing with seasonal depression or heroin withdrawals.

New Hampshire was Buttigieg’s chosen launching pad for his mental health platform, and for good reason – the Granite State has an opioid overdose death rate of more than twice the national average, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. In 2013, the state had only 30 deaths involving fentanyl; that number rose to 374 in 2017.

“I was really impressed by it; it was comprehensive in the way it thought about really important things about mental health.”

— Peter Evers – President, New Hampshire Community Behavioral Health Organization

“I was really impressed by it; it was comprehensive in the way it thought about really important things about mental health,” said Peter Evers, the president of the New Hampshire Community Behavioral Health Organization. “It was written by someone who really had a finger on the pulse of what’s going on in the nation with behavioral health.”

Evers said he endorses Buttigieg’s mental health plan, though not exclusively, saying that it’s the most comprehensive one on the subject he’s seen so far.

His approach to mental health, especially concerning the destigmatization around talking about it, is a generational approach, Evers said. More now than ever, younger people and millennials, a group that Buttigieg belongs to, are investing in their mental health and preventative care.

Another approach Buttigieg takes that seems simple but has had large ripple effects is the simplification of the National Suicide Awareness Hotline to a three-digit number. In New Hampshire, the number is 211, and Evers said it’s been immensely effective.

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“That’s all you have to remember if you’re in the depths of despair in the state,” said Evers. “It’s more than doubled the number of people who are reaching out in our area.”

Within his campaign, staffers say Buttigieg’s campaign has also focused on their own mental health. After particularly challenging days on the trail, such as in days following the El Paso and Dayton, Ohio massacres, campaign manager Mike Schmuhl reached out to the staff to offer resources and ensure they felt supported.

Buttigieg’s campaign staffers said they’re not pinning their hopes in New Hampshire’s primary to the mental health policy, but certainly understand the urgency for mental health reform there and across the country.

“From Nashua to the Upper Valley, Peterborough to Ossipee, Pete listened to voters, took their questions and showed that he understands the urgency needed to tackle this crisis,” said Kevin Donohoe, the campaign’s New Hampshire communications director. “New Hampshire voters are getting behind Pete Buttigieg because he has the courage to break with the past to offer fresh and new solutions to the challenges facing our country.”

Buttigieg is polling at just around 7 percent in New Hampshire, according to the RealClearPolitics average for the state.

But Buttigieg’s campaign said that Labor Day marked a turning point for the mayor, who has plateaued in national polls in recent months. They unveiled plans to bolster field operations in New Hampshire and Iowa. In New Hampshire, the campaign plans to open 12 new field offices and hire more than a dozen paid staff. The new offices would place a Mayor Pete operation in every county in the state, and the new hires would bring the number of paid staff to 56, according to WMUR.

Recently, the mayor received a couple of notable endorsements from high profile politicos in the Granite State. Twelve-term state Rep. Susan Almy endorsed Buttigieg, a decision she said she made at a recent town hall in Cornish, New Hampshire.

“During Pete’s town hall in Cornish, I saw a leader who brought out the best in the over 500 people present, dealt well every issue thrown at him, and won our hearts and minds,” Almy said.

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Democratic presidential candidate South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks at a campaign event, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in Muscatine, Iowa. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Earlier, in July, Buttigieg received the endorsement of another New Hampshire politician, state Rep. Matthew Wilhelm. The first-term lawmaker represents Manchester, one of the largest cities in the state, and was swayed early on by Buttigieg’s plan to expand paid national service opportunities.

“That’s what happened. We had folks riding those shuttle buses from the high school, who probably hadn’t been on a yellow bus since they were a kid,” said Eleanor Cochrane, who hosted a house party for the mayor in Hancock, New Hampshire. “We had a tremendous cross-section [of voters], and the most enthusiastic feeling at that house party meet up.”

Cochrane, a retired registered nurse who also chairs the Hancock Town Democratic Committee, said mental health is increasingly a priority among voters, and that it’s time lawmakers stepped up.

“All of the issues of mental health care have to be destigmatized, because the numbers are huge, and the resources, at least in this state, are pitiful,” she said. “I’m glad people are talking about it. I’m glad candidates are talking about it, and I’m glad candidates have what seem like reasonable, manageable plans to adjust it.”

As for the reception among the roughly 300 attendees of her house party, she said: “What we heard was very positive. There were a lot of people who said, “Man, I am so glad I got to hear him.’”

Indeed, a solutions-based approach may resonate with Granite Staters as their February, 2020 primary approach.

“Solutions are what New Hampshire voters of all political parties want,” said Holly Schulman, the New Hampshire Democratic Party communications director. “They’re sick and tired of Republicans’ insults, obstruction, and backwards priorities.”

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Mental health is poised to be a defining issue in the state’s primary, though it will probably be one of many that voters consider when they head to the ballot box.

“I don’t think it’s going to be the defining issue, but I think it’ll be one of the issues that’s going to collectively be the final push for people,” said Carlos Cardona, the Laconia Democratic Party chairman.

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John Travolta’s latest movie, ‘The Fanatic,’ makes a mere $3,153

John Travolta‘s new movie, “The Fanatic,” premiered this past weekend to extremely low box office earnings.

The stalker thriller, directed by Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst, pulled in an anemic $3,153 in 52 theaters across the country on Friday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Some theaters reportedly sold $10 worth of tickets — or less.

“The Fanatic” is the worst opening of Travolta’s career and marks the actors’ fourth consecutive cinema bomb. His top-grossing movie, 2007’s “Hairspray,” made $203 million.

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(Travolta said of working with Durst, “I didn’t know Fred could write this well, I didn’t know he could direct as well, and he blew my mind.” (Reuters))

In his latest venture, the 65-year-old stars as Moose, an obsessive fan who begins to stalk a movie star. It was reportedly inspired by an experience of Durst’s.

The film has also been savaged by critics. Its Rotten Tomatoes rating, a far-from fresh 17 percent.

Brian Tallerico from RogerEbert.com wrote: “‘The Fanatic’ hates fans. It hates actors. It hates tourists, shop owners and servants. It really, really hates autistic people. And it hates you. It’s a movie that thinks you’re an idiot, someone who won’t see through its shallow provocations, illogical behavior and vile misanthropy.”

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Robert Abele of TheWrap described it in unkind terms as well, decrying an utter lack of characterization: “With no explanation for what the Moose’s condition is — and boy, is what Travolta doing a choice — Durst and his main star have, rather than giving us a character, merely offered up a hapless, carnival figure of laughable madness, alternately impossible and improbable.”

Travolta said of working with Durst, “I didn’t know Fred could write this well, I didn’t know he could direct as well, and he blew my mind.”

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John Travolta’s “Gotti” filmed earned a disappointing $1.6 million at the box office in its opening weekend. (AP)

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Last year’s box office and critical disaster for Travolta was “Gotti,” which premiered at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. It made $1.6 million in its opening weekend, playing across some 500 screens.

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911 audio from Kevin Hart’s car crash released

The 911 call from the car crash that left Kevin Hart seriously injured on a mountainous Southern California roadway was released Wednesday.

Moments after Hart’s muscle car crashed over the weekend, a witness describes a man believed to be the comedian and telling a dispatcher that he “looked like he’s hurting.”

The eyewitness account is part of 911 audio recordings released by the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

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A California Highway Patrol collision report says the actor was a passenger in a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda that went off Mulholland Highway and rolled down an embankment early Sunday.

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Hart has been injured in a car crash in the hills above Malibu on Sunday, Sept. 1. (Getty)

The report says the crash also included passenger Rebecca Broxterman and Jared Black, who was driving. The witness also described Black as appearing to be seriously hurt.

The CHP says Hart and Black suffered “major back injuries.” The accident, which remains under investigation, occurred on a stretch of road in the hills above the city of Malibu.

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Hart’s wife, Eniko, gave an update on the star’s condition earlier this week, telling TMZ, “He’s great…Yup, he’s going to be just fine.”

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Kevin Hart’s wife, Eniko Parrish, said the comedian is doing “great.” (Getty)

She explained that Hart is awake, but not lively and joking around just yet. However, he’s in good spirits.

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Sources tell the outlet that doctors completed a successful back surgery on Hart Sunday evening. He is reportedly expected to stay in the hospital for a few more days while he recovers so that doctors can keep an eye on him.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Chick-fil-A makes 500 sandwiches for first responders after Texas shooting spree

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When tragedy struck in Texas, the employees of one Chick-fil-A location stepped up to support law enforcement.

On Saturday, a man went on a shooting spree in Odessa that ultimately claimed seven lives and left around two dozen people hurt. That’s when workers at a nearby Chick-fil-A sprang into action.

A post on the restaurant’s Facebook page told the story: “Absolutely blown away by this amazing team of people. After heartbreaking events in our community today we planned to close early and send our team home to be with their families. As they were walking out of the restaurant an opportunity to feed local law enforcement presented its self and they were given the option to help…not one person said no.”

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Teaming up with another local Chick-fil-A, they made 500 sandwiches and packaged them up for first responders.

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The post continued: “Partnering with Chick-fil-A Odessa Town Center they cooked 500 sandwiches and packaged them with the most joyful hearts and a lot of love. Sometimes light in a dark world looks as simple as a hot chicken sandwich. We just couldn’t be prouder of these helpers and their hearts of gold. Grateful is not an adequate word to express how we feel about all of our brave First Responders, they are true heroes. We are praying for our community in the days ahead and for all of those impacted by this tragedy.”

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The restaurant also posted a video of the workers making the sandwiches, doing their small part to help in a crisis.

Fox News’ Melissa Leon contributed to this report.

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Man arrested for allegedly selling Mac Miller counterfeit drugs before death

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A man has been arrested in connection to the death of rapper Mac Miller.

Cameron James Pettit, 28, of Hollywood, was arrested Wednesday morning.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office Pettit was arrested on federal charges alleging he sold counterfeit pharmaceutical narcotics containing fentanyl to Miller.

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Pettit was arrested following a criminal complaint which was filed last Friday that charges him with one count of distribution of a controlled substance. According to officials, the narcotics were sold to Miller two days before his fatal overdose.

Miller was found dead in his Studio City home on September 7th.

This story is developing.

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