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Police: Parents arrested after 1-year-old daughter tests positive for fentanyl

A couple is facing child endangerment and drug charges after their 1-year-old daughter tested positive for fentanyl earlier this month, authorities said.

Phoenix police officers received a call on Oct. 7 from a witness who reportedly saw a couple using drugs inside a car. Officers said “the vehicle was filled with smoke”  when they approached Denisse and Pablo Solorzano, who were within with their 1-year-old daughter, according to AZFamily.com.

Authorities said the officers found drugs and drug paraphernalia in Pablo Solorzano’s possession when they asked him to step outside. He allegedly said the drugs were Percocet pills.

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Denisse and Pablo Solorzano face drug and child endangerment charges after their 1-year-old daughter tested positive for fentanyl.

Denisse Solorzano was also found with drugs, authorities said.

Efforts by officers to wake the little girl for several minutes were unsuccessful. She was taken to a hospital where tests revealed fentanyl in her system.

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Pablo Solorzano told police “it was his wife’s birthday and he was stupid to buy drugs,” and that “he regretted doing this to his wife and that he would take responsibility completely,” according to the court documents.

The two face felony charges of endangerment, possession or use of narcotic drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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California business owner gets 3 weeks in jail for rigging son’s ACT exam, falsely listing him as a minority

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The owner of a California jewelry business was sentenced Wednesday to three weeks in prison after she was accused of paying $15,000 to rig her son’s ACT exam and of falsely listing him as a racial minority on college applications.

Marjorie Klapper, 51, of Menlo Park, Calif., pleaded guilty in May to a single count of fraud and conspiracy in a deal with federal prosecutors. She is the ninth parent to be sentenced in a widespread college bribery scheme involving dozens of wealthy and famous parents.

Authorities say Klapper paid $15,000 to a sham charity operated by a college admissions consultant, who then bribed a test proctor to fix her son’s ACT answers in 2017.

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Klapper also was accused of falsely listing her son as African American and Hispanic on college applications to increase his chances of getting admitted, and of indicating he was the first in his family to attend college. Prosecutors said both Klapper and her husband graduated from college.

In court documents, Klapper’s lawyers said the scheme’s ringleaders listed her son as a racial minority without her knowledge. They said she pursued the scheme because she wanted her son, who has a learning disability, to feel like a “regular” student.

“Mrs. Klapper’s motives were maternal but her execution misguided and illegal,” her lawyers wrote.

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California business records list Klapper as a co-owner of M&M Bling, a jewelry business in Los Altos, Calif. Her lawyers said she has “made a modest income by selling jewelry.”

Prosecutors asked for a sentence of four months in prison, arguing that by lying on her son’s applications, Klapper “increased the likelihood that her fraud would come at the expense of an actual minority candidate.”

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Klapper follows eight other parents who have been sentenced in the scheme. Seven others were dealt prison terms, ranging from 14 days to 5 months. Actress Felicity Huffman, who was sentenced to 14 days, reported to a federal prison in California on Wednesday to begin her sentence.

A total of 15 parents have pleaded guilty, while 19 are contesting the charges, including “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, who are accused of paying $500,000 to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California as fake athletes. Trials are expected to begin in 2020.

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Video shows Utah trooper risk his life to save driver stuck on train tracks

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A Utah Highway Patrol Officer is being hailed as a hero after he risked his life to pull a man off of train tracks moments before a train barreled through the area.

Dashboard camera footage shows the officer bolting out of his vehicle and running into the path of the oncoming train to rescue an unconscious driver from a vehicle that had crashed on the tracks.

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“We’ve got to get out of here, we’ve got a train coming! We’ve got a train coming! We’ve got a train coming!” Trooper Ruben Correa can be heard shouting. Just before the train collided with the vehicle, Correa pulled the driver into the grass surrounding the tracks.

No one was injured in the crash, but the vehicle was destroyed.

“I looked to my left and was able to observe the train was coming pretty fast,” Correa told KSL-TV, “anywhere between 50 – 80 miles per hour.”

“At that point, I actually wasn’t really thinking, I was just doing my job, and the main concern was getting him [the driver] out,” he added.

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The vehicle had veered off the freeway, crashed through a fence, and came to a stop on the train tracks after the driver suffered a medical condition. Correa had been handling a traffic stop nearby when he responded to a call of a car on the tracks. “Before I knew it, that train hit that vehicle and we were able to make it out alive,” said Correa.

Correa said he didn’t feel the weight of the situation until he watched the train launch the SUV from the tracks. “That’s when I realized, ‘Oh, wow, that was a lot closer than what I would have liked,’” he said.

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The incident backed up traffic on Interstate 80 for four hours and caused delays on the Utah Transit Authority’s Frontrunner commuter train service.

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Dead body trapped in Tijuana pump station causes 14.5M gallons of raw sewage to spill into San Diego, officials say

A dead body, found trapped in a Mexican pump station on Sunday, was deemed responsible for a backup that caused nearly 14.5 million gallons of raw sewage to flow from Tijuana into San Diego, according to border water officials.

Mexico’s International Boundary Water Commission (CILA) told its U.S. counterparts that a cleanup crew at a pump station found the body in a sewage intake screens, San Diego’s KGTV reported.

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The Tijuana River Valley is located in San Diego along the U.S.-Mexico border.  (Google Maps)

The corpse caused trash to build up and plug the structure and overflow into the U.S., according to the U.S. section of the International Boundary and Water Commission.

Between 9 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. the next day, nearly 14.5 million gallons of treated and untreated wastewater flowed from Tijuana into the Tijuana River Valley in San Diego, according to officials.

It was unclear how the body ended up there. Police on Monday cordoned off the area as an investigation proceeded, USIBWC’s Dawi Dakhil said told KGTV.

Mexico water officials had cleared the scene by Monday, having rebuilt a temporary raised bank to stop the overflow, KGTV reported.

MEXICO HALTS CARAVAN OF 2,000 MIGRANTS BOUND FOR US; CRITICS CALL ROUNDUP A ‘HUMAN HUNT’

The incident was nothing new for San Diego, which has been dealing with raw sewage flows from Tijuana for decades. Last year, a pipe across the border in Mexico broke, causing millions of gallons of sewage to flow into the Tijuana River and then to the Pacific Ocean, impacting California coastal areas.

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., last week secured nearly $20 million in federal funding aimed at helping California prevent such overflows from Tijuana.

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Philadelphia mom admits to shooting and killing husband, two young daughters, police say

A Philadelphia mother is facing murder charges Wednesday after police say she admitted to shooting and killing her husband and two daughters – the youngest only 10 months old.

The suspect, identified by Fox 29 as Damyrra Jones, was found lying face down Monday following the incident with a gunshot wound to the head and a firearm in her hand, the station says. Police believe the gunshot wound was self-inflicted – and the 28-year-old was taken a local hospital in critical condition, where she has been held in custody ever since.

“While being transported to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital in the back of a fire rescue unit, she admitted to shooting everyone and demanded not to be resuscitated,” Homicide Capt. Jason Smith said, according to the Associated Press.

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The scene where the shooting unfolded Monday in northeast Philadelphia. (Fox 29)

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He added that there had been “domestic discord” between the couple over child support payments.

Officers say they were called to a row home in northeast Philadelphia shortly before 10 p.m. Monday where they found a 38-year-old man dead of a gunshot wound to the head. A 4-year-old girl and a 10-month-old girl also shot in the head were rushed to a local children’s hospital, but were pronounced dead shortly afterward.

A 9mm handgun found at the scene had been legally purchased by the mother the day before the shooting, Smith said.

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A neighbor also told Fox 29 that there “was literally a fight every single day” at the home.

The mother will be charged with three counts of murder, child endangerment and possessing an instrument of crime, Smith says, adding that she is “expected to survive.”

Fox News’ Thairy Lantigua and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Massachusetts police used sock to calm emu that ‘terrorized’ community

A Massachusetts community can sleep a little easier after a high-stakes police operation Monday nabbed a menace that had “terrorized” locals: an emu.

Police officers in Franklin, a city roughly 45 miles south of Boston, spotted the tall creature and didn’t know what to do, blaming deficient police academy training on the crucial subject that left them with “little to no training in corralling large birds.”

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Undeterred, investigators said in a Facebook post they “went to work and quickly found the owner of [said] Emu,” and then set off to find the massive bird itself.

The bird’s owner, Kathy Gatchell, told WFXT she isn’t sure how the emu got out of its pen, but the jailbird’s skills and disposition made it a high-risk escapee, with Gatchell describing emus as “very difficult to catch” and not “very friendly.”

CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL OFFICERS CAPTURE FUGITIVE EMU ON FREEWAY

Those working to find the emu spent nearly an hour searching for it through the woods. Gatchell said the bird “didn’t let us get too close, as soon as we got close she’d run.”

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An emu got loose from his pen in Franklin, Mass. on Monday.  (Franklin Police Department)

Eventually, someone had the idea to play emu noises from their phone to try to attract the bird.

Sgt. Jason Reilly, one of the officers on the mission, said that when the bird got close, one police officer “took his sock off and put it over the emu’s head” — which is apparently a way to calm them down — and the cops then led the bird home.

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“In a joint operation with the Animal Control Officer and the Franklin Police Safety Division, Officer Rosa and Sgt Reilly were able to bring the Emu home where it can no longer terrorize motorists of Lincoln Street,” the department wrote online. “No job too small no bird too big!”

Emus are the second-largest bird by height in the world, after the ostrich (and they’re not nearly as amiable or easy to find as another popular big bird that tends to confine itself to one particular street). It’s unclear how tall the emu spotted in Franklin was, but it certainly wasn’t native to the area, as the birds call Australia home.

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Florida man pays off school lunch debt for entire town: ‘Children shouldn’t learn hungry’

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A Florida man decided to surprise his community by paying off the lunch debt of every child in their town, Jupiter, but the good news doesn’t stop there. He sparked a movement.

When Andrew Levy found out more than 400 students in his area were unable to receive a full meal because they couldn’t afford to pay for school lunches, he stepped up to the plate.

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“I thought, ‘That’s crazy.’ Food is something you shouldn’t have to think about,” Levy told WPEC. “Children shouldn’t learn hungry.”

Levy paid $944.34 to cover nine local schools’ lunch debt, something he said was a modest price to pay to make a difference for each child.

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And by sharing his deed on social media, the real estate agent took it one step further.

His post immediately went viral.

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“I want to thank you for generosity, these kids will never forget your kindness,” one person wrote, according to Faithwire. “No kid should ever have to go hungry while at school so let’s make this happen in every city and in every state!!!” another added.

The School District of Palm Beach County, a much larger area, set up a form for people interested in helping out erase the $50,000 accumulated for over 180,000 enrolled students.

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Woman robbed Colorado liquor store with help from 6-year-old child, police say

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Authorities in Colorado are looking for a woman who robbed a liquor store in Denver last week while she was caring for two young children — one of whom helped her with the robbery, according to police.

The incident at an East Alameda Ave. liquor store occurred Oct. 9 at about 2:10 p.m., according to a Denver Police Department tweet.

The woman, who has not been identified, entered the liquor store and soon proceeded to rummage through shelves and the cash registers, “taking a large sum of money.”

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The manager of the liquor store told FOX31 the woman made off with several thousand dollars, though an exact amount wasn’t made public.

Denver Police said the woman had a boy and a girl with her who both appeared to be approximately 6 years old. The 6-year-old boy helped in the search for cash behind the counter of the store, according to police.

Police released a photo of the woman caught on surveillance cameras as she spoke on her phone and walked through the store.

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Before hitting the liquor store, the woman also walked into a convenience store in the same strip mall and allegedly used her children there, too, as a diversion while she pilfered items such as lotion and body wash.

“It’s not an excuse to use your kids to do such a thing,” the manager of the convenience store told FOX31.

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Denver Police are asking anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.

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San Francisco resident blocks alleyway known for homelessness with plywood wall

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A San Francisco resident recently blocked an alleyway known to be used for drug deals and defecation by the homeless with a plywood wall in the latest effort to combat the growing homelessness crisis in the city, according to reports.

“This walkway has been a burden on city resources for some time now,” the neighbor, who wished to remain anonymous, told KGO-TV in a statement. “The walkway requires multiple trips a week for power washing and city records confirm that over 100 calls were received for emergency services.”

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City records show the neighbor had permission from the San Francisco Public Works to build the wall, The San Francisco Examiner reported.

“They come in here, they pee there, they poo there. Every day,” Tom Pan, who owns a nail salon, told The Examiner. “The police cannot do anything, it’s dirty and disgusting. In the summertime on a hot day, I can’t even open my window because of the smell.”

After a few days, the blockade to what’s known as the “Ingleside Path” was removed after several complaints.

Neighbors plan to meet Wednesday to discuss putting up a gate, KGO reported.

Residents in the Clinton Park area of the city have also installed sidewalk boulders meant to keep the homeless from erecting tents.

In May, city officials braced themselves when a preliminary homeless count was released. They expected the numbers to rise and they were right. Initial data showed that it had jumped 17 percent from 2017. The double-digit growth was bad enough but then it got a whole lot worse.

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When the final report was released a couple of months later, it showed the street count increase would have been 30 percent if the city had stuck to the same definition of homelessness as they had in the past. This year, San Francisco opted to use the federal definition instead of the one they wrote themselves.

Fox News’  Barnini Chakraborty contributed to this report. 

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San Francisco resident blocks alleyway known for homelessness with plywood wall

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A San Francisco resident recently blocked an alleyway known to be used for drug deals and defecation by the homeless with a plywood wall in the latest effort to combat the growing homelessness crisis in the city, according to reports.

“This walkway has been a burden on city resources for some time now,” the neighbor, who wished to remain anonymous, told KGO-TV in a statement. “The walkway requires multiple trips a week for power washing and city records confirm that over 100 calls were received for emergency services.”

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City records show the neighbor had permission from the San Francisco Public Works to build the wall, The San Francisco Examiner reported.

“They come in here, they pee there, they poo there. Every day,” Tom Pan, who owns a nail salon, told The Examiner. “The police cannot do anything, it’s dirty and disgusting. In the summertime on a hot day, I can’t even open my window because of the smell.”

After a few days, the blockade to what’s known as the “Ingleside Path” was removed after several complaints.

Neighbors plan to meet Wednesday to discuss putting up a gate, KGO reported.

Residents in the Clinton Park area of the city have also installed sidewalk boulders meant to keep the homeless from erecting tents.

In May, city officials braced themselves when a preliminary homeless count was released. They expected the numbers to rise and they were right. Initial data showed that it had jumped 17 percent from 2017. The double-digit growth was bad enough but then it got a whole lot worse.

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When the final report was released a couple of months later, it showed the street count increase would have been 30 percent if the city had stuck to the same definition of homelessness as they had in the past. This year, San Francisco opted to use the federal definition instead of the one they wrote themselves.

Fox News’  Barnini Chakraborty contributed to this report. 

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