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Mississippi farmers suffering after widespread flooding prevents crops from being planted

ROLLING FORK, Miss. — The time to get crops like soy beans, cotton and corn in the ground have come and gone for many farmers in the Mississippi Delta. Months of flooding from record rainfall and backed up waterways, which were shut off from draining into the Mississippi River, has flooded more than a million acres of land and squandered away the growing season.

The thought of starting over has crossed the mind of farmer Parker Adcock, 25, consistently. He stood and exhaled slowly as he looked around his home that he, his pregnant wife and their young daughter were displaced from after 10 inches of floodwater moved in this spring. The water is out of the home; however, it now sits infested with mold and insects of all sorts.

“The first time we came back and saw this, I was in tears looking at all of this,” he said. “If you’re not tied to the land, I’d be getting out.”

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Parker Adcock, 25, and his family stand in front of their home. They were forced out of the home six weeks after moving in when 10 inches of water flooded it. (Fox News/ Charles Watson)

Leaving isn’t an option for the young farmer. He’s committed to 4,000 acres of farmland (about 6 square miles), most of which is left useless this year as it sits in slow-receding floodwater. He’s been able to plant some corn crops on about 175 acres — about 4 percent of his land — but it won’t yield him nearly enough to get him through the year.

The 25-year-old estimates his damages will total somewhere in the 7-figure range after his property damage is assessed; and even though his financial means have vanished for the year, his operational costs have not.

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“Land owners still want their rent money, regardless of whether I made a crop or not. John Deere still wants to get paid for the tractor sitting in the shed that I never got to pull out for the year,” he said. “I have to figure out a way to come with all that and still be able to farm again next year.”

In May, Billy Whitten had been hopeful that the floodwater that had inundated more than a million acres of land in the Mississippi Delta would be gone by now. He and others hoped they would be able to get some crops planted this season. That hope has dissipated as most of his 1,400-acre farm in Valley Park, Miss. is drowning in water.

“There’s no way we can plant anything this year,” Whitten said. “It’s past the planting time.”

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Farmer Billy Whitten stares out at his 1,400 acres of farmland that he won’t be able to plant on this year. It now resembles a lake as it drowns in slow-receding floodwater. (Fox News/ Charles Watson)

Aside from his duties on his own farm, Whitten sits on the board of the Valley Park Grain Elevator. The elevator buys grain harvested buy local farmers, stockpiles it and then later sells it. However, business has been down by as much as 75 percent this year.

The 10-member board has done what it can to make sure its employees have had a source of income, but it’s getting to a point where tough business decisions are going to have to be made.

“We’ve got several employees that work there. We’re hoping that we won’t have to lay any of them off, but it’s a good chance some of them will lose their job because of this.”

Rain and flooding have been a struggle for farmers across the country this year. From March 2018 to April 2019, an average of 36.20 inches of rain fell across the Lower 48 states — the nation’s wettest 12-month period on record, according to the USDA.

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A map from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration illustrating areas of the country has above average or record rainfall between March 2018 and April 2019. (NOAA)

Corn and soybean crops have taken a hit as a result of the record precipitation. U.S. corn planting failed to reach the halfway mark by mid-May this year. For the first time on record, less than 50 percent of intended corn crops had been planted. Comparably, the USDA reported 19 percent of U.S. crops had been planted during the same time period — the lowest amount for soybeans since 1996.

Mike McCormick, president of Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation, said the difference between other farm communities that border the Mississippi River are pumps. There is no system in place to pump water out of the Mississippi Delta during record rain and flood events like this year.

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“It’s a chronic event for us. 41 percent of the United States is drained right by our border here in Mississippi. Because of the record amount of rainfall, we’re having, we’ve basically turned Mississippi into a flood control structure for the rest of the United States,” McCormick said. “We definitely need the pumps to help the south Delta, but we also need a new plan on the Mississippi River and how we’re going to drain it.”

The Environmental Protection Agency had planned on installing pumps in the region, but the project was vetoed in 2008. When asked about the current status of the project, the EPA said it was working on getting a response.

Adcock is trying to look ahead to the future. But his anxiety, due to this year’s flood event, is so high he’s having nightmares where he’s surrounded by water.

“It’s been mentally exhausting,” he said. “If this happens again, I’m done. Nobody can survive two years of this.”

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California man busted on weapons, drug charges after homemade shotgun goes off in park: police

A California man was allegedly tinkering with a homemade shotgun in a public park on Tuesday when the weapon accidentally fired, leading police to find and arrest him.

Juan Bais, 41, faces charges of possession of the shotgun, methamphetamine pipes, and discharging the weapon, police said.

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Bais was arrested after police determined he’d allegedly been tinkering with a homemade shotgun at a Fresno park. (Fresno Police Department)

The shotgun blast happened in Fresno’s Frank H. Ball Park around 11 a.m., the Fresno Bee reported. Police said they responded to a call regarding a suspicious individual who’d been sitting at a picnic table while working on an object that made an exploding noise.

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Responding officers found a homemade shotgun near where the suspect was sitting, KSEE reported. A bomb team that examined the weapon determined it was fabricated and contained a spent shotgun shell.

Bais was later located and arrested, the Bee reported. He allegedly had in his possession two methamphetamine pipes and more ammunition, the report said.

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Bais, who was already wanted by police on theft charges, remains in custody at the Fresno County Jail.

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6 injured in explosion, fire at Houston-area ExxonMobil refinery, reports say

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An explosion and fire at an ExxonMobil oil refinery outside of Houston Wednesday has left at least six people injured, reports say.

A unit containing polypropylene material ⁠— a noncarcinogenic plastic ⁠— burst into flames late Wednesday morning at the ExxonMobil Baytown Olefins plant, sending parts of the city into a mandatory shelter-in-place, according to Fox 26. The flames and black smoke from the fire could be seen for miles.

“Our first priority remains the safety of people, including our employees, contractors and the community,” ExxonMobil Baytown Area said in a statement. “As a precaution, our industrial hygiene staff is conducting air quality monitoring at the site and at the fence line, and we are cooperating with regulatory agencies.”

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At least two school districts in the area that didn’t fall within the shelter-in-place order for Baytown are also implementing shelter-in-place precautions for their summer activities, according to Fox 26.

Some workers have begun returning to the plant’s entrance after evacuating and ExxonMobil will hold a press conference about the incident at 2:30 p.m. ET.

Fox News’ Tyler Olson contributed to this report. 

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Ohio doctor hits dog with hammer and shoots it, prosecutor says

An Ohio doctor said he was acting in self-defense Saturday when he beat his 5-year-old English Mastiff with a hammer and then shot the dog, according to prosecutors.

Authorities responded to the home of Joseph Stubbers, in West Harrison, Ind., after a neighbor grew concerned for the dog, Cooper, and called 911 after noticing the man was cleaning his garage with bleach.

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Joseph Stubbers was arrested after he allegedly struck his dog with a hammer and shot it, prosecutors said. (Dearborn County Jail)

When deputies responded, they discovered “spots of blood, a hose turned on, bleach sitting on top of a trashcan, [and] a live .40 caliber round sitting in the driveway,” the Dearborn/Ohio County Prosecutor’s Office wrote in a press release.

Deputies said two spent .40 caliber rounds and one bullet with hair on it were also found at the home.

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Investigators followed a trail of blood toward the front of the house, where they saw “a large dog on the front porch with the doors open and it licking its front leg.” The dog’s right eye was “mutilated” and had fresh blood coming out of it, according to prosecutors.

Stubbers told deputies the dog attacked him and he felt “he had to put the dog down tonight.” When a deputy told him the dog was still alive, Stubbers allegedly said the dog “latched” onto his arm earlier, prompting Stubbers to whack the dog with a hammer in self-defense.

Deputies stated they didn’t see any marks on Stubbers’ arms that would indicate the dog attacked him.

One neighbor told WKRC that Cooper is a friendly dog.

“Really good dog,” said the resident, who was not identified. “Fed Ex, UPS and the big companies love him when they come to make deliveries. Just a great dog.”

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Stubbers, who reportedly owns Fairfield Primary Care in Ohio was charged with felony animal cruelty.

Officials said the dog was taken in by Dearborn County Animal Control and was being treated by veterinarians.

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Arizona man says his mother’s body was blown up in a military detonation test without his consent: report

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An Arizona man learned five years after his mother’s death that her body had been sold to the military and detonated in a bomb blast test without his consent, a report said.

Doris Stauffer died at the age of 73 in 2014 after suffering from Alzheimer’s disease later in life. Her son, Jim Stauffer, agreed to allow doctors to study his mother’s brain, but the neurologist rejected the body after she died, Phoenix’s KNXV-TV reported. He sought out other biological donation facilities with the hopes his mother’s body could be used to further research into what causes memory loss in Alzheimer’s patients.

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Biological Resource Center (BRC), a since shutdown Phoenix-based organ-donor facility, arrived within 45 minutes of her death to take the body away, he said. He said he signed paperwork that specified what was and what was not to happen to his mother’s body. “Performing these medical tests that may involve explosions, and we said no. We checked the ‘no’ box on all that,” Jim Stauffer said.

He later received a box with what he was told was the majority of his mother’s ashes, some information and an ID number.

He said Reuters assembled a paper trail using internal documents obtained by authorities that revealed BRC sold his mother’s body to a military contractor to be used in detonation testing. Her body was strapped to a chair and a bomb was detonated underneath it to simulate what happens to the human body when a vehicle hits an IED, he said.

“I feel foolish,” he told KNXV-TV. “Because I’m not a trusting person, but in this situation, you have no idea this is going on — you trust. I think that trust is what they fed on.”

He joined a civil lawsuit filed against BRC and its owner Stephen Gore, which alleges the body-donor facility preyed on low-income, uneducated and grieving families to get them to donate their loved ones’ bodies under false pretenses.

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A Pentagon spokesperson told Reuters that BRC provided body parts to U.S. Army contractors under false pretenses, leading the military to believe BRC received consent from family to use their relatives’ bodies in destructive tests.

The Federal Bureau of Investigations raided BRC in 2014 after allegations that the organization was dissecting body parts to sell them for profit. Gore pleaded guilty in 2015 to defrauding customers by selling contaminated body parts to paying medical institutions, Reuters reported.  Gore will appear in court in October to face the families involved in the civil suit, KNXV-TV reported.

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Delta pilot arrested, removed from full boarded plane on suspicion of drinking: report

A Delta Airlines pilot was arrested Tuesday morning at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on suspicion of being intoxicated, reports said.

The 37-year-old Minnesota man was removed from a fully-boarded plane by police shortly before takeoff, according to The Star Tribune.

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents reportedly found an empty bottle of alcohol and smelled alcohol on his breath.

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He was released from custody several hours later and has not been charged.

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“The case is still under investigation and we are awaiting final toxicology results, so a detailed report is not available at this time,” an airport spokesman told The Tribune.

The pilot was scheduled to fly to San Diego.

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Minnesota has a 0.04  percent legal limit for pilots and the FAA prohibits pilots from flying within eight hours of drinking, The Tribune reported.

Delta said in a statement its “alcohol policy is among the strictest in the industry and we have no tolerance for violation. Delta is cooperating with local authorities in their investigation.”

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Democratic Party divide on display at debate; A look at Tuesday’s winners and losers

Good morning and welcome to Fox News First. Here’s what you need to know as you start your Wednesday…

Democratic Party divide on display in Motor City melee
It was a battle for the soul of the Democratic Party on stage in the Motor City. Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren — the presidential primary field’s liberal standard-bearers — were pulled into what was essentially a two-and-a-half-hour fight with their more moderate rivals Tuesday night at the second round of Democratic nomination debates. The result was the party’s divide on full display, with the center-left (and lower-polling) contenders fiercely arguing that policies like “Medicare-for-all” and the Green New Deal will “FedEx the election” to President Trump, and the higher-profile candidates on the left flank just as fiercely arguing that their policies are the kind of bold solutions America needs.

The exchange of the night may have belonged to Sanders and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio. At one point Sanders fired back at Ryan for claiming the U.S. senator from Vermont didn’t really know the so-called “Medicare-for-all” plan would provide coverage better than the current plans Americans would lose if the country moved to a single-payer system. “I do know. And I wrote the damn bill,” Sanders snapped.

As for winners and losers in Tuesday’s debate, Doug Schoen, a Fox News contributor and Democratic consultant, thought Warren controlled the night. But Schoen also believes the Democratic Party as a whole came away as a general loser, since a lack of unity threatens its chances of defeating Trump in 2020. CLICK HERE for Fox News Digital’s key takeaways from Tuesday’s debate.

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Will ‘Sleepy Joe’ become ‘Smokin’ Joe’? 
The sharp divisions within the Democratic Party may become even more visible during Wednesday’s second Democratic debate in Detroit. The evening will feature: former Vice President Joe Biden; U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet of Colorado; Kirsten Gillibrand of New York; Cory Booker of New Jersey; and Kamala Harris of California; businessman Andrew Yang; U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii; Washington Gov. Jay Inslee; New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio; and former Obama Cabinet member Julián Castro. Observers will be closely watching Biden to see whether he truly means he will not be as “polite” as he was during his underwhelming performance in the first round of debates in Miami in June. Biden admitted he was unprepared when Harris challenged him over his opposition decades ago to federally mandated school busing. Things could get heated Wednesday between Biden, Harris and Booker, who is looking for a boost in his White House campaign. Booker has questioned Biden’s civil rights record and attacked him for his comments on being able to work with segregationist senators.

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FILE – In this July 10, 2019, file photo Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies before the House Financial Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Powell has signaled that rising economic pressures, notably from President Donald Trump’s trade wars and from a global slowdown, have become cause for concern. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Fed prepared to cut interest rates for the first time in a decade
For the first time since the start of the recession more than a decade ago, the Federal Reserve is poised to cut interest rates in hopes of shielding the 11-year economic expansion from growing global uncertainties. The central bank is expected to announce its decision on interest rates at 2 p.m. ET Wednesday. The gradual decrease in the benchmark federal funds rate — economists anticipate the U.S. central bank to lower it by a modest quarter of a percentage point — would end an era of monetary tightening by policymakers, who have voted nine times since 2015 to raise interest rates, as recently as December.

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‘Entirely divorced from the facts’: Judge dismisses DNC hacking lawsuit against Trump campaign
A federal judge Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) against key members of the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks over hacked DNC documents, saying they “did not participate in any wrongdoing in obtaining the materials in the first place” and therefore bore no legal liability for disseminating the information. The ruling came as Democrats increasingly have sought to tie the Trump team to illegal activity in Russia, in spite of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s findings that the campaign in fact refused multiple offers by Russians to involve them in hacking and disinformation efforts. President Trump, in a tweet late Tuesday, noted that the judge in the case, John Koeltl, was appointed by former President Clinton. Trump called Koeltl’s decision “really big stuff'” and “yet another total & complete vindication and exoneration.”

Trump doubles down on criticism of Cummings and Baltimore, denies being racist
President Trump issued a sharp message Tuesday to House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md. — the real oversight is needed in the congressman’s home district. Speaking to reporters on the White House lawn, Trump was asked about the ongoing feud between him and Cummings since Trump made derogatory remarks about Baltimore, which Cummings represents. “Take your Oversight Committee and go to Baltimore, you’ll learn a lot,” Trump said. The president has been accused of racism for lashing out at Cummings and calling his district a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess.” Trump on Tuesday declared that he is “the least racist person” in the world and that he has received a groundswell of support for his comments about Baltimore and its corruption.

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Gangster John Dillinger’s body reportedly to be exhumed from heavily protected grave.
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‘Hot Water Challenge’ leads to charges for Kentucky mom, report says

A Kentucky mom turned herself in Friday after police say she failed to seek medical help after her son allegedly poured boiling hot water on an 11-year-old pal who was spending the night during a sleepover, a report said.

Billy Oliver, 11, claimed that he was sleeping over the Manchester, Ky., house last week when he woke up to a group pouring boiling hot water on him. He was rushed to a nearby hospital and was later transferred to Cincinnati Burn Center, where he received treatment for second and third-degree burns, police said.

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Angela Guth, 42, is accused of failing to seek medical attention for a child after her son dumped boiled water on top of his friend at a sleepover. (Clay County Detention Center)

The boy’s mother, Patricia Oliver, shared photos on Facebook of her son’s severely burned neck and warned parents of the viral trend called “the Hot Water Challenge.” The challenge calls on people to share videos of each other drinking or pouring boiling water on themselves or other, the Lexington Herald Leader reported.

Angela Guth, 42, turned herself in Friday on charges of criminal abuse and wanton endangerment after allegedly failing to seek medical help for the child after the incident, Hazard, Ky.’s WYMT-TV reported.

Last week, a 15-year-old teen in Indiana suffered second-degree burns to his face and body after his friends allegedly poured boiling hot water on him as he slept in a bid to complete the “Hot Water Challenge.”

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Last summer, an 11-year-old girl in New York suffered burns to her face and chest after her friends had poured hot water on her. The 12-year-old who reportedly dumped the water on her was charged with felony assault. In Florida, a variation of the challenge tragically killed an 8-year-old girl last summer after she attempted to drink boiling hot water through a straw.

Fox News’ Alexandria Hein contributed to this report.

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Man leaps to death after ordering drink at Manhattan rooftop bar

A 21-year-old man reportedly leaped to his death from a rooftop bar in New York City Tuesday night shortly after ordering a drink.

The unidentified man from Cambridge, Mass. jumped from the 16-story Roger Smith Hotel in Manhattan, landing on the roof of a four-story apartment building, The New York Daily News reported.

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An employee said the man wasn’t a guest at the hotel.

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Roger Smith Hotel in Midtown Manhattan  (Google Maps )

“He sat down at the bar, ordered a drink and then just jumped,” the employee said, according to The Daily News. “He didn’t even touch his drink.”

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The man will be identified, pending notification of family.

If you or someone you know is at risk for suicide call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

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New York luxury realtor buys taxi ad to find ‘wonderful, single, divorced dad’

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A successful New York City luxury realtor bought a 30-second taxi ad this week advertising herself as a potential mate for a “wonderful, single, divorced dad.”

Ann Cutbill Lenane, 56, has sold multimillion-dollar New York properties for 35 years and her real estate ads are regularly on Taxi TV, according to WCBS New York.

She has also been divorced for 15 years and told the station you have to be creative in the “digital age of dating.”

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“So if you’re a gentleman with a kind and generous soul and you love your mother — but you still don’t live with her — and can appreciate a 56-year-old fit and fabulous woman, feel free to give me a call,” she says in the irreverent ad.

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The $5,000 ad campaign, called “A Man For Ann,” is playing in more than 7,000 New York cabs through the weekend.

Lenane told WCBS she’s already had men reach out to her.

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