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NYPD probing whether Barnard College stabbing is linked to previous robberies

Investigators are probing whether the grisly knife slaying of a Barnard College student at an upper Manhattan park is connected to previous robbery patterns in the area, police sources said Thursday.

Sources also said that authorities were questioning “persons of interest” Thursday morning in connection to the killing of 18-year-old Tessa Majors

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The freshman with a passion for music had been beaten and stabbed at the base of stairs inside Morningside Park near West 116th Street at around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday by a group of young men who tried to rob her, sources have said.

NEW YORK CITY COLLEGE STUDENT FOUND WITH FATAL STAB WOUNDS IN MANHATTAN PARK

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Law enforcement officers search Morningside Park along Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in New York. An 18-year-old Barnard College freshman, identified as Tessa Majors, has been fatally stabbed during an armed robbery in the park, sending shock waves through the college and wider Columbia University community. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

A school security guard called police after making the gruesome discovery of Majors’ body, which had multiple stab wounds.

Sources said that Majors had apparently put up a fight when the men tried to rob her.

THOUSANDS MOURN, ATTEND FUNERALS FOR JERSEY CITY SHOOTING VICTIMS

A visiting scholar at nearby Columbia University said that he was walking from the campus Wednesday night to cross the park to get home when he saw Majors lying on the ground by the stairs as police tried to help her.

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This story originally appeared in the New York Post. For more from the Post, click here.

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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.

FERAL HOGS HEADED FOR US FROM CANADA; WILDLIFE OFFICIALS WARN OF WIDESPREAD DAMAGE

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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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.”

OAKLAND’S HOMELESS STATS SOAR AS PRESSURE GROWS FROM RESIDENTS, BUSINESSES FOR A SOLUTION

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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This Day in History: Dec. 12

On this day, Dec. 12 …

2000: George W. Bush becomes president-elect as a divided U.S. Supreme Court reverses a state court decision for recounts in Florida’s contested election.

Also on this day:

  • 1787: Pennsylvania becomes the second state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
  • 1913: Authorities in Florence, Italy, announce that the Mona Lisa, stolen from the Louvre Museum in Paris in 1911, has been recovered.
  • 1917: During World War I, a train carrying some 1,000 French troops from the Italian front derails while descending a steep hill in Modane; at least half of the soldiers are killed in France’s greatest rail disaster.
  • 1917: The Rev. Edward Flanagan finds Boys Town outside Omaha, Neb.
  • 1946: A United Nations committee votes to accept a six-block tract of Manhattan real estate offered as a gift by John D. Rockefeller Jr. to be the site of the U.N.’s headquarters.
  • 1977: “Saturday Night Fever,” starring John Travolta, premieres in New York City.
  • 1995: By three votes, the Senate kills a constitutional amendment giving Congress authority to outlaw flag burning and other forms of desecration against Old Glory.
  • 1997: Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, the international terrorist known as “Carlos the Jackal,” goes on trial in Paris on charges of killing two French investigators and a Lebanese national. (Ramirez would be convicted and is serving a life prison sentence.)
  • 2003: Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger is knighted by Britain.
  • 2003: Keiko, the killer whale made famous by the “Free Willy” movies, dies in the Norwegian fjord that he’d made his home.
  • 2013: The House votes to ease across-the-board federal spending cuts and head off future government shutdowns, acting after Speaker John Boehner unleashes a stinging attack on tea party-aligned conservative groups campaigning for the measure’s defeat. 
  • 2017: Democrat Doug Jones wins Alabama’s special Senate election over Republican Roy Moore, who had denied accusations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls that allegedly took place when he was in his 30s. It is the first Democratic Senate victory in Alabama in a quarter-century.
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Trump impeachment markup gets heated as top Dem Nadler says ‘we cannot rely on an election’

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Impeachment markup begins as Dems invoke MLK, Nadler says ‘we cannot rely on an election’ to oust Trump
The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday night began the first phase of a fiery “markup” process for the two articles of impeachment against President Trump it has settled on, barreling toward a final floor vote even as moderate Democrats in GOP-leaning districts have floated the idea of backing down in favor of a censure resolution.

Almost immediately, the evening proceedings broke out into heated disagreement. House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., declared it would be unsafe to wait until after the 2020 election to remove Trump, and another Democrat claimed Trump’s actions were an “affront to the memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.” Meanwhile, the ranking Republican, Rep. Doug Collins of Georgia, slammed Democrats for attacking Ukraine’s leader because he had undercut their case against Trump.

The late-night markup session Wednesday consisted almost entirely of opening statements. The markup of the impeachment articles will resume in earnest at 9 a.m. ET Thursday. Click here for more on our top story. 

DOJ watchdog Horowitz rips FBI ‘failure’ in Russia probe, says nobody vindicated by report
Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz in testimony Wednesday stressed that his newly released report on the FBI’s initial Trump-Russia investigation does not “vindicate” anyone as he cited “failure” by the entire “chain of command” in the probe.

Horowitz called out “basic and fundamental errors” during his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, led by its chairman, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. The tone of the testimony ran counter to much of the media coverage surrounding the report’s release that zeroed in on a core finding that investigators found no evidence of political bias and were indeed justified in launching the 2016 probe.

Horowitz reaffirmed that finding, touted by congressional Democrats eager to defend the probe, at Wednesday’s hearing. But his testimony as a whole was tough on the FBI’s actions — and clarified that his two-year review of the Russia probe’s origins and use of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants to surveil a Trump campaign aide did not close the book on the bias question either. Under questioning, Horowitz said he could not outright determine whether political bias was involved in the process of applying for a FISA warrant against former Trump adviser Carter Page. Click here for more.

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Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, left. Britain’s Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, right. (AP Photo combo)

All eyes on UK’s ‘Brexit Election’
The United Kingdom’s 46 million voters are choosing 650 new lawmakers Thursday in elections for Parliament’s lower House of Commons. The national election will bring a new Parliament to power and may lead to a change at the top if British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party does not fare well with voters.

On the last day of the campaign Wednesday, political leaders dashed around the U.K. trying to win over millions of undecided voters who will likely determine the outcome. Opinion polls suggested Johnson’s Conservatives had a lead over the main opposition Labour Party led by Jeremy Corbyn. But all the parties are nervous about the verdict of a volatile electorate fed up after years of Brexit wrangling.

Britain’s first December vote since 1923 has been dubbed the “Brexit Election.” It is being held more than two years early in hopes of breaking Britain’s political deadlock over the country’s stalled departure from the European Union. Johnson has focused relentlessly on Brexit throughout the campaign, endlessly repeating his slogan “Get Brexit done.” He says that if he wins a majority, he will get Parliament to ratify his “oven-ready” divorce deal with the EU and take Britain out of the bloc as scheduled on Jan. 31. – Reported by the Associated Press
  
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Tucker Carlson says Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s FISA report exposes misleading and false narratives spread on CNN.

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Baltimore defendant throws metal water pitcher, strikes judge in head after receiving life term: reports

A judge in Baltimore required medical treatment Wednesday after a defendant she had just sentenced to life in prison grabbed a metal water pitcher and threw it, striking the judge in her forehead, according to reports.

Chief Baltimore Circuit Judge Wanda Keyes Heard didn’t lose consciousness but required unspecified medical attention, the Baltimore Sun reported. Details on her medical condition were not available.

The defendant, Travis Burroughs, 36, had just received a sentence of life behind bars, with all but 70 years suspended, following his conviction in November on sodomy and false imprisonment charges, according to the Sun.

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He was immediately taken to be additionally charged with assault in connection with the pitcher incident, authorities said.

“We are the enforcement arm of the court, and we will not allow anyone to assault or intimidate any of the judiciary officers here,” Maj. Sabrina Tapp-Harper, a spokeswoman for the Baltimore Sheriff’s Office, told the Sun. “We take this matter tremendously seriously. We will protect this court house and all of the individuals herein.”

Burroughs had been convicted and sentenced last year on second-degree rape, assault and false imprisonment, the newspaper reported.

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Travis Burroughs, 36, was sentenced Wednesday to life behind bars, with all but 70 years suspended, following his conviction in November on sodomy and false imprisonment charges, authorities say.

The attorney representing Burroughs could not be reached for comment, the Sun reported.

Tapp-Harper said a sheriff’s deputy and a corrections officer were in the courtroom at the time of the incident and quickly subdued the defendant. She added that the sheriff’s office would be reviewing the case to determine what changes, if any, would be needed in its security procedures to prevent a similar incident from happening in the future.

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“After every incident, we always critique the matter to see what we can do better,” she told the Sun.

Burroughs is expected to return to court in January in connection with allegations that he assaulted a corrections employee last May, Baltimore’s WBAL-TV reported.

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Maine mother charged with daughter’s murder detailed abuse in police recordings

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BELFAST, MAINE (AP) – Maine state prosecutors played police recordings of a mother admitting to severely beating her 10-year-old daughter during a murder trial in the child’s death.

Jurors in Belfast on Tuesday heard Sharon Carrillo admit in a police interview to abusing her daughter, Marissa Kennedy, who was found beaten to death at a home in 2018 in Stockton Springs, The Portland Press Herald reported.

Sharon Carrillo faces 25 years to life in prison on a charge of depraved indifference murder. The girl’s stepfather, Julio Carrillo, was sentenced to 55 years in prison after pleading guilty to murder in the same case.

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In the recordings, Sharon Carrillo is heard telling detectives that Marissa’s punishments grew more severe because she continued to act out. She said she would strike her daughter with a belt repeatedly, and her husband hit Marissa with a mop handle so hard that it broke.

The couple didn’t seek medical help until Marissa’s nose and mouth started bleeding, Sharon Carrillo said. The mother also described how she and her husband planned to say Marissa had harmed herself while she was alone in the basement the night before she died.

On the recording, Sharon Carrillo sometimes appears calm and sometimes can be heard sobbing.

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“She didn’t deserve to get beaten to death,” Sharon Carrillo said at one point.

The defense contends Sharon Carrillo gave a false confession because both she and her daughter were victims of abuse at the hands of Julio Carrillo. Her lawyers claim Julio Carrillo was solely responsible for the girl’s death.

But prosecutors say she is just as guilty as her estranged husband.

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The state medical examiner’s office concluded the girl was a victim of battered child syndrome.

Before the trial began, Sharon Carrillo’s attorney sought to have her declared incompetent, but the judge ruled her competent enough to stand trial.

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New York City college student found with fatal stab wounds in Manhattan park

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A Barnard College student was discovered brutally stabbed after a robbery gone horribly awry inside a park in upper Manhattan on Wednesday, sources said.

Tessa Majors, 18, was found by a school security guard inside Morningside Park near West 116th Street and Morningside Drive at around 5:30 p.m., according to police sources.

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Sources said that the woman was beaten and stabbed by a group 3 or 4 men at the bottom of the stairs on a landing.

“We mourn this devastating murder of an extraordinary young woman and member of our community,” Barnard president Sian Leah Beilock said in a statement Wednesday night. “Tessa was just beginning her journey at Barnard and in life.”

A trail of blood was found in the park as Majors apparently tried to make her way back up the stairs towards Morningside Ave after the brutal encounter, sources said.

Preliminary information suggested that Majors was stabbed several times in face, neck, and under her arm after she put up a fight when the men tried to rob her, sources added.

Majors was taken to Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital, where she died.

A security guard post was nearby but sources said that the guard was on patrol at the time of the stabbing.

The school president, Beilock, called the incident “an unthinkable tragedy that has shaken us to our core.”

She added: “Please know that we are all grieving together and I am thinking of you as we process this awful news as a community.”

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Peter Gotti is about to meet his maker, his lawyer claims

Peter Gotti is at death’s door, according to his lawyer.

The claim came as attorneys for the former Gambino boss continue their efforts to get the 80-year-old client sprung from prison early on compassionate release.

“We are truly afraid he is dying now, he feels he is,” James Craven wrote in court papers Tuesday. “As his lawyer, I am afraid this will all become moot soon if nothing is done.”

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Peter Gotti, left, is seen after he and 17 other Gambino family mobsters were arrested and transported to a federal court for arraignment, June 4, 2002.

Gotti, who suffers from an enlarged prostate, gastric reflux and early-onset dementia, is 17 years into his 25-year sentence for racketeering.

Craven — who previously said even Stevie Wonder could see that Gotti has repented for his crimes — notes in his Tuesday court papers that death rates at Gotti’s North Carolina prison are “at an all time high.”

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“We pray Peter Gotti won’t be next on that list, but these cases are very sad and very real. Peter Gotti has a loving home to go to, with his daughter in Howard Beach, New York. He has served over 80% of his sentence and is dying. May he get there in time,” the motion reads.

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Bullied University of Tennessee fan’s homemade T-shirt design earns nearly $1M for nonprofit

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Sales from a University of Tennessee spirit T-shirt designed by a bullied Florida fourth-grader have raised nearly $1 million for the Stomp Out Bullying nonprofit group, according to the university.

More than 112,000 shirts were sold, raising more than $952,000 for the anti-bullying organization, Fox 35 Orlando reported.

The fourth-grader from Altamonte Springs was bullied by classmates over his hand-drawn design, which he wore at Altamonte Elementary School for a college spirit day in August.

After his teacher’s post about the shirt went viral, UT decided to sell it online in the campus store.

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Laura Snyder wrote on Facebook this fall that her student had been extremely excited to show his support of UT.

“When I told my students about this day a week before, this particular child came to me and told me that he wanted to wear a University of Tennessee shirt, but he didn’t have one. We discussed that he could wear an orange shirt to show his spirit. He told me every day leading up to it that he had an orange shirt that he was going to wear,” she said. “So when the day finally arrived, he was SO EXCITED to show me his shirt. I was impressed that he took it one step further to make his own label.”

Some of his classmates, however, bullied him over the homemade shirt.

“After lunch, he came back to my room, put his head [on] his desk and was crying. Some girls at the lunch table next to his [who didn’t even participate in college colors day] had made fun of his sign that he had attached to his shirt. He was DEVASTATED,” she said.

Snyder’s post caught the attention of the university, which embraced the student’s design and school spirit.

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The university also offered the boy a full scholarship in the future.

“In recognition of the fourth-grader’s volunteer spirit, the university has extended an offer of honorary admission for him to join the Class of 2032. In addition, he has been awarded a four-year scholarship covering his tuition and fees beginning in fall 2028, should he decide to attend UT and meet admission requirements,” the school said in a statement.

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