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Father, son injured after plummeting down 15-foot Washington waterfall

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A man was hospitalized after he tried to save his son who slipped on rocks and into the river at a park in Washington, with the current sweeping both of them down a 15-foot waterfall.

Robert Brown, of Vancouver, Wash., said he jumped into the water at Lucia Falls Regional Park this past Sunday after his 12-year-old son, Michael, slipped into the Lewis River and the current swept him toward the falls.

Robert described the moments before the fall to Fox 12 in Oregon saying, “We saw some kid jumping off the side of the rocks and I said, ‘Michael,’ I said ‘that’s how accidents happen right there,’ and we end up being the accident.”

He told the station that while they were showing the area to family members who were visiting from out of town, his son asked if he could walk across some rocks which were upstream of the falls.

“He wanted to go ahead and cross over at that point,” Robert told the station. “I was good with that.”

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“In the process [he] slipped on a rock,” he continued.

Michael fell into the water and the river’s strong current then pushed him in the direction of the waterfalls.

Robert told the station he tried to grab his son but was unsuccessful.

“When I was going down, I tried to grab on to some rocks, but I couldn’t because it was covered in moss and algae and stuff,” Michael told Fox 12.

“That’s when he went underwater and wasn’t coming back up immediately,” Robert said. “So, I had my cell phone on me, just ditched it and just dove right in to get him.”

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Robert told the station he tried to save his son when they were in the fast-moving water but they could not connect. They both ultimately fell down the 15-foot waterfall.

Fortunately, the son was able to make it to shore and reportedly suffered just a bruise on his arm.

His father, the station reported, was hospitalized with a broken neck and had a deep cut above his eye.

His wife, Amy, who had watched the situation unfold, told the station, “It is absolutely a miracle that these two came out over a waterfall and came out alive.”

“It’s a grace of God that I’m here,” Robert told Fox 12.

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“Life is precious and it can change in a heartbeat,” he added.

His son called him his “hero” for jumping in the water in an attempt to save him.

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California robbery victim pummeled by group with bat, horrific video shows

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Los Angeles police released new surveillance video on Wednesday in a bid to crack the case of a brutal beating and robbery that took place in January.

Authorities say the male victim was walking with two women through the parking lot of a hotel on Sepulveda Boulevard in Van Nuys early on the morning of Jan. 18.

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As the group was walking through the lot, one of the women motioned with her hands to a man who was nearby. The man, who was wearing what appeared to be a brown or orange hooded jacket, dark pants and white tennis shoes, attacked the victim from behind with a wooden baseball bat, striking him multiple times in the head.

The victim fell to the ground unconscious but the suspect continued to beat the man, striking him repeatedly in the face with the bat until one of the women appeared to intervene.

The suspect then walked to a nearby vehicle, discarded the bat, then returned to where the victim had collapsed and stole the man’s wallet and cellphone from his pockets. All three suspects then fled the scene, police said.

Police suspect the women lured the victim to that location.

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“He thought he was going to have sex, but the girls lured him out to get some beer, and that’s when, you see in the video, the female motioned for the suspect to come in for the robbery,” LAPD Detective Peter Barba told KABC.

The man allegedly met the women through a social media dating site, according to KNBC.

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Woman, son arrested on drug charges after winning $20G lottery prize

A Florida woman’s celebration after winning a $20,000 lottery prize was short-lived after she and her son were arrested Tuesday on drug charges.

Migdalia Cruz, 59, and Luis Correa, 39, were arrested on suspicion of selling heroin within 100 feet of a school and various possession charges, respectively, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

Another woman, Dana LaFlamme, 34, was arrested on suspicion of possessing ammunition by a convicted felon and driving with a suspended license.

Cruz had just returned from nearby Orlando, where she and Correa redeemed the $20,000 prize for a winning scratch-off ticket, when deputies arrived at her Deltona home with a search warrant.

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Dana LaFlamme, 34, Migdalia Cruz, 59, and Luis Correa, 39, were arrested on various drug charges Tuesday. (Volusia County Sheriff’s Office)

Correa was outside holding three bags of drugs, which tested positive for heroin and fentanyl, the statement said.

A search of the home yielded more heroin, prescription pills, ecstasy, cocaine residue and drug paraphernalia, according to authorities.

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Correa was held in the Volusia County Branch Jail on a $36,000 bond. Cruz was released after posting $5,000 bond, while LaFlamme was held without bail.

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Illinois teens charged with beating special-needs girl in viral video, police say

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Three teenage girls in Illinois were charged Thursday in connection with the beating of a 15-year-old special-needs girl, which was recorded in a video that went viral, police said.

Chicago Police Lt. Ozzie Valdez told reporters that two of the girls were charged with aggravated battery, while the third was charged with mob action. The girls are 13, 14 and 15, and they were charged as juveniles. The charges are felonies.

In the video, which was recorded on Monday and posted to social media the next day, the victim could be heard screaming and seen waving her arms as she tried to fend off her attackers while onlookers laughed. The video was reportedly posted by someone who described herself in the caption as a friend of the girl, who said the girl has a “mental disability.”

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The unidentified victim had been missing from her South Side home several days before the attack occurred Monday. She was found Tuesday evening and taken to a hospital where she was treated before being released. Police told reporters that the victim has been placed “in a safe environment.”

Valdez told reporters that detectives learned that the victim “met several juveniles who she thought were her friends.”

“These girls then taught her how to flash gang signs and as this was occurring a beating began which was captured on video,” he added.

“Actions depicted in the video are difficult to watch to say the least and I hope that they become a teachable moment for not only these young individuals but actually for all of us,” Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said. “Hate, bullying and bigotry are cancers of our society that do nothing but break and divide us.”

The Chicago Sun-Times reported that the victim was attacked after she refused to engage in sex acts. Authorities declined to confirm that information Thursday, adding that they would not go into specifics given those involved are juveniles.

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The teens were arrested after going to police with their parents on Wednesday night and two of them appeared in juvenile court on Thursday morning.  The Sun-Times reported that the 14-year-old suspect was released to her mother, but was ordered to wear an electronic monitoring device.

“She’s a good girl when she wants to be,” the girl’s mother told the newspaper after the hearing. She added that older girls in the neighborhood were a bad influence on her daughter.

“I’m not for her beating on anyone,” the mother added. “I’m just so irritated with all this.”

The 15-year-old suspect was also ordered to wear an electronic monitoring device and be placed in a temporary juvenile shelter, according to the Sun-Times. The girl’s mother had told the judge that she was worried about her family’s safety if her daughter returned home.

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The parents of both girls told the judge they had received several threats against their daughters and their families, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Valdez said the investigation is ongoing and more people seen in the video could also face charges.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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California charity that sends care packages to troops misused money, lawsuit states

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a lawsuit Wednesday accusing a military charity that sends care packages to active-duty troops and its directors of self-dealing and illegal electioneering, as well as falsely inflating its effectiveness and using some veterans’ likenesses without permission.

Becerra says Move America Forward misled donors about where their money was actually going and broke IRS rules related to its status as a 501 (c)(3) charity. He is seeking to remove Move America Forward’s chairman and three high-ranking officers from their positions, ban them from running charities in California and to have them pay restitution to the charity along with any court costs.

“Our troops and their commitment to our country should never be used for deceitful gimmicks,” Becerra said in a statement. “Preying on donors’ support for military service members and veterans with deceptive marketing not only hurts generous donors, but also hurts military families. These actions taint the good work done by the many honest charities in California that support our troops and veterans.”

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FILE – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

The suit names Move America Forward’s Chief Strategist Salvatore Russo, Chairman Melanie Morgan, Executive Director Shawn Callahan and Director Howard Kaloogian as defendants. Move America Forward denied any wrongdoing in a statement Wednesday, saying it passed multiple IRS audits.

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“All of the accusations have been TOTALLY FALSE and misrepresent the truth,” the release said. “Now, the AG is resorted to a politically motivated and highly negative public relations campaign to demean and destroy an organization that has sent over 450 tons of care packages to the troops in harm’s way throughout the world and into the war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan.”

The lawsuit alleges that Move America Forward allowed multiple for-profit companies run by Russo and Callahan to use its office space free-of-charge while some of those companies “charged fees for services” to the charity.

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The logo for Move America Forward, a veterans’ charity that says it’s donated over 450 tons in care packages to active-duty troops. (Move America Forward)

One of those was a now-defunct LLC called “The Campaign Store,” which Becerra alleges would receive online donations to Move America Forward, then charge a fee to deposit them in charity’s bank account. Becerra says this was a way for Russo to skim money from donations. The Campaign Store was based rent-free out of Move America Forward’s offices, the lawsuit says.

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Becerra also says the conservative marketing and consulting firm Russo Marsh & Associates, Tea Party Express and Move America Forward Freedom Political Action Committee also had improper relationships with the charity, which is tax-exempt and therefore can’t engage in political activity. In 2012, the suit alleges, Move America Forward issued formal press releases endorsing then-Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., who later resigned from Congress after admitting to tax evasion, and Josh Mandel, who unsuccessfully ran as a Republican for U.S. Senate from Ohio that year. The endorsements “were produced on Move America Forward letterhead that prominently displays the ‘MoveAmericaForward.org logo,” the lawsuit says.

In all, the lawsuit says Move America Forward received more than $11.3 million in charitable contributions between 2008 and 2015. Of that amount, $2.65 million was paid to various for-profit companies operated by Russo.

The lawsuit also accuses the charity of lying to donors in February 2013 by saying it was raising money to send care packages to Marines serving in Afghanistan. In fact, the suit says, the Marines who got the packages were deployed to Okinawa, Japan. Move America Forward is also accused of taking images used in solicitation materials from other military charities, including Operation Gratitude and AdoptAPlatoon, as well as using an injured veteran’s name and story without permission to solicit donations on at least one occasion.

Move America Forward also falsely claimed to have a partnership with the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the lawsuit says.

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Move America Forward, which was founded in 2004, says it will prevail in the lawsuit.

“Shame on Attorney General Becerra for his unrelenting harassment,” the charity’s statement said. “We look forward to our day in court for all the facts to come to light and for our opportunity [to] clear our name so that we can continue with our business of supporting our brave men and women of the military.”

An investigation from June 2018 to June 2019 revealed that over 1,000 charities in California have names relating to the military and 554 were found to be delinquent, California Senior Assistant Attorney General Tania Ibanez said. Only half have fixed the problem. The office sent cease-and-desist orders to 498 charities that have not registered with the state.

Ibanez said veterans are the group most likely to be exploited, followed by firefighters and police officers.

Fox News’ Tyler Olson and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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16-year-old’s killer back in jail after parole violation

Richard LaBarbera, who murdered 16-year-old Paula Bohovesky in 1980, is back in jail for violating the conditions of his parole, authorities confirmed to Fox News.

LaBarbera’s controversial early release from prison in early July sparked pushback from the community and the Bohovesky family. The 66-year-old LaBarbera served had 38 years in prison after being sentenced to 25 years to life.

In a statement, the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision said: “Parolee Richard LaBarbera has violated the conditions of his parole, in an important respect, however has not committed a new crime. He is currently incarcerated at the Erie County Jail. A hearing before an administrative law judge will be scheduled to address his violations.”

It was not known at the time of publication what specific violation led to his rearrest.

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Robert McCain, left, and Richard LaBarbera.

LaBarbera and a cohort, Robert McCain, sexually assaulted and killed Bohovesky. The pair were sitting at a bar when the saw the teen walking home. They attacked her just blocks from her family’s home.

It was then that McCain hit Bohovesky in the head with concrete and began allegedly sexually assaulting her. When LaBarbera began to take advantage of the girl after McCain, she stirred. He then stabbed her repeatedly – killing her.

“I want to express my gratitude to the parole officers in Erie County for keeping a close watch on Richard LaBarbera and doing what the New York State Parole Board failed to do; keeping this child killer in jail,” Rockland County Executive Ed Day said in a statement. “This monster does not deserve to walk free on our streets while our community still suffers from the loss and pain he caused.
“He committed murder, a crime of permanency, and should be permanently in jail.”
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Paula Bohovesky, 16, in an undated photo. (Bohovesky family photo)

The decision by the parole board resulted in lawsuits and condemnation. The Bohovesky family and a nonprofit organization filed a lawsuit in New York Supreme Court asking that LaBarbera be given another hearing with all board members present.

They also asked him to be kept five counties from Pearl River, N.Y., where he murdered Bohovesky, to protect her mother.

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In the end, LaBarbera was granted his freedom – and was required to be three counties from Rockland County and Pearl River.

“I’m not surprised,” Lois Bohovesky, the 87-year-old mother of Paula, told The Journal News. “I didn’t expect this to happen so quickly.”

The release of LaBarbera even drew the ire of former New York Gov. George Pataki, who came out against his parole.

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“I have been very careful about not commenting on state government policies since I left office,” Pataki told Fox News when his parole was being considered. “But this release of this rapist and murderer is so hideous to me, I really feel an obligation to speak out so that first, hopefully, it won’t happen, but if it sadly does, that it won’t happen again.”

Although the state board chose to grant LaBarbera his freedom, however brief it was before his arrest, it opted not to do the same for his accomplice, McCain. Members cited public outcry as playing a role in the decision.

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White professor sues historically black university for age, race discrimination after 40-year tenure

A white professor at a historically black university in Alabama has filed a federal lawsuit against the school Friday for age and racial discrimination after he claims they have denied him the salary he deserves, despite his tenure.

Marshall Burns, a 73-year-old physics professor at Tuskegee University, alleges the school pays younger employees at least $18,000 to $30,000 more than him, although his professorship spans over four decades.

Burns began his career at Tuskegee University in 1976 as an assistant professor, according to court documents—being promoted to a full-time position in 1980. The physics professor wrote a physics textbook—recognized by the Alabama state legislature, helped found the university’s first physics major, and lobbied for additional university funding.

Burns claims he earns $60,500 a year, despite requesting a raise at least 12 times.

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His alleged salary is at the same pay grade as associate professor salaries, while his 12-page lawsuit says teachers of African and Asian descent are earning more than Burns, who earned his PhD. in 1972.

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Marshall Burns, a 73-year-old physics professor at Tuskegee University. (Tuskegee University)

“I’m not a greedy person,” Burns told the Montgomery Advertiser at a press conference held Tuesday. “I applaud people who are successful. They’ve earned it. I think I’ve earned it, but I haven’t received it. I have tried and tried and tried everything I know.”

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The suit claims “Tuskegee has ungratefully kept [Burns] at an associate level of pay for his entire academic career,” adding that the university has discriminated against the professor because of his age.

Julian McPhillips, Burns’ attorney, believes this was the last resort to obtain the pay he deserves after talking with the university a year ago, according to the station.

Burns announced Tuesday he will not quit his job at Tuskegee University and continue to teach his “exceptional students” despite telling the Daily Beast he’s suffered “financially” and “emotionally”.

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The denial of full-time professor pay, which would have earned him over $400,000, will come second to his love for teaching, as he prepares to teach nine two-hour physics courses in the upcoming fall semester.

“At Tuskegee, I’ve had classes with students who are go-getters and very smart. That’s what gives me enthusiasm to teach.”

Fox News’ Kira Grant contributed to this report.

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Louisiana teen, 19, dies days after being pulled under by rip current at Florida beach

A Louisiana teen died Monday after she was reportedly pulled under by a powerful rip current while on vacation with her family in Florida.

Jayla Tassin, 19, was on a trip to Orlando, Fla. when her family decided to take a day-trip to Daytona Beach. While out in the water, Tassin was pulled underwater by a strong rip current and was immediately swept further out by another large wave, St. John Baptist Parish President Natalie Robottom said in a Facebook post.

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“Although she was a great swimmer, Jayla was no match for the rip current that pulled her underwater in a moment’s notice,” Robottom wrote.

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Jayla Tassin, 19, was on a trip to Orlando, Fla. with her family when she nearly drowned on day-trip to Daytona Beach. She died several days later. (Facebook.)

Tassin’s father, Bernard, told FOX8 that no one saw his daughter go into the water and that her “lifeless” body was found by a woman in the water who brought her to shore.

“We did CPR on her and to no avail and paramedics showed up. They put the oxygen on her, they took her away to the hospital,” he said.

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Tassin stayed in the hospital for several days before dying from her injuries Monday.

Her father wrote in a Facebook post on Wednesday that Tassin saved the lives of four other people by donating her organs.

“2 people received the gift of life through her kidneys, 1 person received her liver, and 1 person received her pancreas. She still lives through other people,” his post read.

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Tassin graduated from Eat St. John High School on May 22 and was set to leave for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette on August 18, Robottom said.

She was described as an “active” and “vibrant” member of her community and parish.

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Louisiana mom brought dead daughter to hospital, falsely claimed they were in car crash, police say

A Louisiana mother allegedly brought her dead child to the emergency room and claimed her daughter was in a car crash — which investigators said was made up.

Jasmine Anderson, 24, is accused of bringing her 5-year-old to a hospital near Alexandria on July 17 where doctors determined she was dead upon arrival, the local police department said.

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Anderson told officials “they had been in a vehicle crash which caused injury to the child’s neck.” But for hours, police couldn’t find evidence of any such accident.

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Jasmine Anderson, 24, was charged with second-degree murder after she allegedly brought her dead child to a hospital and claimed the two got into a car accident — which police say was a lie. (Alexandria Police Department)

The following day, investigators found the scene but said in a news release that evidence “indicated it was not a vehicle crash as described by Anderson.”

An autopsy determined that the child died from an injury to her neck.

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Anderson’s other child died in April at age 4, according to NBC News. Police told the news outlet they responded to a call about a child with a bottle cap stuck in his throat. In 2016, the father of Anderon’s daughter who died reportedly killed himself at the age of 20.

Anderson was charged with second-degree murder in her daughter’s death.

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Colorado bear caught stealing dumpster from pot shop

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Maybe he had a case of the munchies.

An enterprising bear nicknamed “Cheeseburger” in Colorado was caught on camera stealing a dumpster from outside a cannabis business and running off with it.

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In a video posted online by Colorado Parks and Wildlife on Monday, the bear can be seen entering the back area of The Bud Depot in Lyons, a city roughly 16 miles north of Boulder.

The store’s manager, Nikko Garza, told KDVR the trash was full of boxes, “none of the fun stuff like you would imagine.”

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The bear is a frequent visitor of the shop, according to Garza, who said the mammal was so eager to access the store’s garbage that it broke through a wooden fence. Unable to open the trash can, the bear took the entire thing with it.

“He’s all into the Rocky Mountain high and I don’t blame him. He knows the good stuff when he sees it, or smells it,” Garza said.

The manager joked that maybe the bear wants to work at the cannabis shop and is “just showing initiative.”

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Parks and Wildlife says that bears are “curious, intelligent, and very resourceful.” If they find food near houses, businesses or vehicles, they’ll come back for more.

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