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Ole Miss student Ally Kostial died of ‘multiple gunshot wounds,’ investigators say

A 21-year-old University of Mississippi student who a friend claimed was “harassed” by her alleged killer “for years” died of “multiple gunshot wounds,” according to a preliminary autopsy report released Wednesday.

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department announced the result of the report Wednesday and formally ruled Kostial’s death a homicide.

Fellow Ole Miss student Brandon Theesfeld, 22, was arrested Monday and has been charged with Kostial’s murder. Authorities said Theesfeld was taken into custody at a gas station in Tennessee. Law enforcement officials told Fox 13 Memphis that Theesfeld was found with clothing that appeared to have blood on it.

OLE MISS STUDENT CHARGED IN ALLY KOSTIAL’S DEATH WAS TRACKED TO GAS STATION, FATHER SAYS ‘MY SON IS INNOCENT’

Kostial was found dead late Saturday near a lake in Harmontown, about 30 miles from the Ole Miss campus in Oxford.

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Brandon Theesfeld, left, is led from the Lafayette County Courthouse in Oxford, Miss., Tuesday, July 23, 2019, by Maj. Alan Wilburn, after being arraigned in connection with the death of 21-year-old University of Mississippi student Alexandria “Ally” Kostial.  (Bruce Newman/The Oxford Eagle via AP)

On Tuesday a woman who said Kostial was her “best friend” tweeted of Theesfeld: “He harassed her for years, took advantage of her for years, I spent countless nights holding Ally close drying her tears about this monster for years.”

“You deserve hell you disgusting excuse for a human being,” the woman added.” … You will never diminish her sunshine”.

Tony Farese, a lawyer who is representing Theesfeld, said he and another Mississippi attorney, Steve Farese Sr., were retained on Wednesday. He declined to respond specifically to the harassment claims against his client.

“We are in the process of investigating the events surrounding the allegations against our client,” Farese said in an emailed statement to Fox News. “It is far too early to make further comments on this matter.”

Theesfeld’s father, Daniel Theesfeld, said in a statement to WMC-TV that his son “is innocent.”

“I have reasons to believe that. I can’t share anything now,” he added.

OLE MISS STUDENT FROM MISSOURI FOUND DEAD IN MISSISSIPPI, ‘FOUL PLAY’ INVOLVED, AUTHORITIES SAY

Kostial was last seen stopping at the door of a bar in Oxford Friday night but apparently did not go inside. Instead, officials told WLBT-TV that the 21-year-old went home around midnight before apparently leaving the house again, unbeknownst to her roommates.

It’s unclear how Kostial got from Oxford to Harmontown.

The University of Mississippi confirmed to Fox News on Tuesday that Theesfeld was a student in the School of Business Administration, and has been suspended. Fox News also has learned Theesfeld participated in the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program at San Marcos Academy in Texas. He graduated from the college prep academy before heading to Ole Miss, where he studied marketing.

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Kostial was working towards a bachelor’s degree in marketing. Her father, Keith Kostial, posted on Facebook that his daughter had been attending summer school and teaching fitness classes at the university.

Fox News’ Travis Fedschun, Andrew Keiper, Kimberly Wagner and Charles Watson and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Vandals accused of flooding World War II-era submarine face new charges

New charges have been levied against five so-called urban explorers accused of flooding and partially sinking a World War II-era submarine in New Jersey during a pair of break-ins last summer.

Criminal counts of conspiracy and knowingly causing a flood were added on top of the burglary and criminal mischief counts already in place, according to an indictment from July 9 reported by NorthJersey.com.

Jon Stevens and Laura Palmese of Connecticut; and Edward Johnson, Stacey Bouley and Robb Hemberger, whose home states were not immediately known, were arrested in connection with the alleged vandalism and burglary. The five identify as urban explorers, people who visit abandoned structures for fun.

WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL IN MASSACHUSETTS VANDALIZED WITH OIL, OFFICIALS SAY

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Laura Palmese is accused of breaking into the USS Ling with four other people in 2018 and stealing several artifacts.  (Courtesy of Hackensack Police Department)

The intruders boarded the 1,500-ton USS Ling in the Hackensack River, opened the underwater hatches and stole four bronze plaques honoring the more than 3,000 Navy officers who died on U.S. submarines during World War II, authorities said.

The vessel was flooded, police said. Several artifacts inside the submarine, including radio transmitters, uniforms and textiles, were lost due to water damage, said Gilbert De Laat, president of Submarine Memorial Association, which maintains the sub.

Police said the burglaries occurred during two visits, last July and August.

The Ling once served as the New Jersey Naval Museum’s centerpiece exhibit, but was closed in 2013 due to damage from Superstorm Sandy.

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The 312-foot-long vessel is a Balao-class submarine that was commissioned on June 8, 1945. It was the last of a fleet of boats that patrolled U.S. shores during the Second World War.

De Laat said there aren’t any resources to relocate the submarine, which would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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Florida officers jump into river to arrest suspect who fled car crash

Florida deputies arrested a man who tried to flee a car crash Tuesday by jumping into the Hillsborough River, officials said.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said that one of its deputies and a Florida Highway Patrol trooper jumped into the river to apprehend 43-year-old Jack Knapper.

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The sheriff’s office aviation unit captured the arrest in a dramatic video.

Authorities say Knapper was behind the wheel of a Ford Mustang that rear-ended an unmarked vehicle driven by a sheriff’s detective at a Tampa traffic light. Knapper allegedly ignored the detective’s instruction to pull over and sped off.

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Soon after, a witness who witnessed the accident called the sheriff’s office and told investigators that they had followed Knapper’s car onto the highway, where he abandoned the Mustang and ran through a wooded area before jumping into the river.

The news outlet said Knapper was charged with leaving the scene of a crash, fleeing to elude, driving without a valid license and resisting arrest without violence.

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Investigators say Knapper could also face a possible DUI charge. He was taken to a hospital to be evaluated for exhaustion.

“We couldn’t have asked for a better outcome in this case,” Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said in a statement. “Our HCSO deputies and FHP troopers worked together seamlessly to take a dangerous driver off of the road and take him into custody without anyone getting hurt,”

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Community torn over children smashing ICE agent piñata at Chicago block party

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A community in East Chicago was left divided earlier this month after children at a block party took turns smashing a piñata made to resemble an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officer.

According to a Tuesday report, the “East Side Community Day in Chicago,” on July 13 was organized by a chamber of commerce comprising 25 businesses.

Pictures on social media showed children waiting in line to smash the piñata, while some parents held their sons and daughters to hit it, CBS 2 reported

Anthony Martinez, who leads the Chicago chapter of Los Brown Berets, the group that brought out the piñata, told CBS 2 the activity was meant as a nuanced statement. “It was not meant in a negative way at all towards law enforcement,” he said. “We’re just making a statement that the federal government’s recent actions regarding deportation are wrong.”

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Children also got the chance to throw balls at a painted image of President Trump, social media images show. Some applauded the activity, while others criticized it for teaching children to hate.

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Marvin Covington of the East Side Chamber of Commerce said he wasn’t aware that the piñata would make an appearance, but the community event will happen again next year.

Los Brown Berets did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

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Tornado hits Cape Cod leaving more than 33,000 residents without power

Over 33,000 people in Massachusetts are without power after a tornado with wind speeds up to 110 mph touched down in Cape Cod on Tuesday.

An EF-1 tornado touched down twice in Cape Cod at around noon, first in Yarmouth and then again in Harwich, causing massive damage in the latter area, the National Weather Service said.

“The tornado touched down in Yarmouth and then touched down again in Harwich with pockets of EF1 damage in both locations,” the latest update read. “ There was extensive tree and powerline damage. Most of the town of Harwich lost power due to the storm.”

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The NWS said that the strongest wind speed clocked in at 110 mph. The roof of one hotel in the Massachusetts resort town was captured on video being ripped off the structure.

Downed trees, powerlines and other debris filled the streets as police asked residents to stay off the roads.

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Yarmouth Fire crews look through the parts of the roof that blew off the Cape Sands Inn during a morning tornado that touched down on the structure, Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in West Yarmouth, Mass. (Steve Heaslip/The Cape Cod Times via AP)

One man shared dramatic video of waves battering the coast while he was on a sailboat in Stage Harbor in the middle of the storm. Winds around him reached speeds of up to 80 mph.

“[I] turned around and looked towards the front of the boat, the bow, and just saw this wall of rain coming straight at me,“ Corey Smith, a marine services technician, told Fox affiliate Boston25. “It hit like a truck and instantly [the] water was rough.”

Smith said he could see at least seven boats that “capsized or sank” because of the rough waters.

According to the latest numbers from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, 33,575 people were without power as of Wednesday.

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Tuesday’s tornado was only the fourth to hit the Cape since 1950, according to the NWS.

Residents in the Cape area can expect to see light showers throughout Wednesday as the storm moves out. Warmer weather and clear skies are expected throughout the rest of the week.

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Atlanta authorities ID man who shot his 6-year-old son in the face before turning the gun on himself

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Authorities identified the man who shot his six-year-old son in the face before turning the gun on himself near a public park in Atlanta on Monday.

Michael Williams, 43, shot his son in the face and then killed himself in an apparent attempted murder-suicide, the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office said on Tuesday.

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Police received a tip around 4:30 p.m. Monday that lead officers to find the toddler in a parked car near an Atlanta park, the Associated Press reported, citing local news outlets.

Officers found Williams in the front seat of the car with a gunshot wound in his head, Atlanta police spokeswoman Officer TaSheena Brown told Atlanta News Now. The boy was found in the back seat of the car suffering from a gunshot wound to the face but was alert enough to tell officers that the dead man in the car was his father, Brown said.

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The toddler was rushed to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston where he was in stable condition as of Tuesday morning, the outlet reported. The child’s name has not been released.

The shooting is under investigation. Major Andrew Senzer told Fox 5 Atlanta authorities would try to talk with relatives of the father and son to try to figure out what was going on in their lives before the shooting.

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Mueller on the hot seat as Dems and GOP seek info on Trump investigation in marathon hearings

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

Robert Mueller on the hot seat, front and center
All eyes will be on former Special Counsel Robert Mueller when he testifies Wednesday on Capitol Hill about his investigation on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and how he came to the findings in his report. Mueller is expected to be questioned by lawmakers for at least four hours. He is scheduled to testify publicly before the House Judiciary Committee for at least two hours and then the House Intelligence Committee another two hours. On Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee decided to allow Aaron Zebley, Mueller’s top aide, to accompany him during his testimony, a move President Trump blasted as “unfair.”

If anyone is looking for a “West Wing” made-for-TV moment at Mueller’s hearing, they may be disappointed. The Justice Department has told Mueller that he “must remain within the boundaries” of the public, redacted version of his report. These limitations hamstring both Democrats who are seeking to damage Trump in any way that hurts his chances at re-election in 2020 and Republicans seeking to defend the president and show that Russia investigation was a politically-motivated witch hunt. Former U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy, now a Fox News contributor, predicted on “Hannity” Tuesday that Mueller would not stray at all from his report. He may not want to account for what he “didn’t bother” exploring in his investigation, Gowdy said.

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FILE – In this May 29, 2019, file photo, Special counsel Robert Mueller speaks at the Department of Justice in Washington, about the Russia investigation. House Republicans are pledging tough questioning of special counsel Robert Mueller when he testifies before Congress this week as Democrats plan to air evidence of wrongdoing by President Donald Trump in a potentially last-ditch bid to impeach him. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

What should Mueller be asked?
Some critics of Wednesday’s scheduled congressional hearings with Robert Mueller argue that they are a waste of time. If Mueller sticks to the parameters of his publicly released report, there will likely be no new revelations. The findings of the report will remain the same: Mueller found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia and did not come to a conclusion on allegations of obstruction on part of President Trump in the Russia investigation. So, what should lawmakers ask Mueller? How can they make the most out of their time?

Sean Hannity, in a warning to “feckless Republicans,” listed a series of questions for Mueller on Tuesday’s “Hannity.” Solomon Wisenberg, former Deputy Independent Counsel in the Whitewater and Monica Lewinsky investigations, has a list of 25 questions for Mueller in the Opinion section on Fox News Digital.

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Big Tech in the crosshairs: DOJ opens sweeping antitrust review 
In a shot across the bow of online titans like Facebook, Google and Amazon, the Justice Department announced Tuesday it has opened a wide-ranging antitrust investigation of big technology companies and whether their online platforms have hurt competition, suppressed innovation or otherwise harmed consumers. President Trump has relentlessly criticized the big tech companies by name in recent months. He and other top Republicans frequently assert that companies such as Facebook and Google are biased against him and conservative politicians.

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Racial hoax? Witness says lawmaker’s ‘go back’ claim is not what it appears
The Georgia Democratic lawmaker who went viral with her claim that she was told to “go back where you came from” at a grocery store was actually the person who made the statement, a Tuesday report said, citing witnesses. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that a police report documented witness testimonials who claimed they watched the altercation between state Rep. Erica Thomas and Eric Sparkes. Thomas took to social media to claim that Sparkes berated her for using the express lane with more than 10 items. At one point in the interaction, she claimed that he told her to “go back where you came from” — a phrase that has been publicized in the media amid President Trump’s ongoing feud with the four progressive congresswomen – Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts.

Sparkes admitted to calling her an expletive but denied Thomas’ other claim. Gerald Griggs, Thomas’ attorney, told the AJC that the officer’s report does not tell the entire story because the two witnesses “didn’t hear the initial argument. According to the AJC, a Publix employee told a Cobb County deputy that she witnessed Thomas “continuously tell Eric Sparkes to ‘Go back where you came from,’” not vice versa.

High school football team attends autistic boy’s birthday party when almost no one else will
High school football players in Idaho surprised a 9-year-old boy with autism by coming to his birthday party after only one classmate accepted his invitation. Video taken by Lindsay Barrus Larsen at last month’s party showed the Nampa High School players giving her son Christian a football as a gift and playing with him. Lindsay Larsen explained on Facebook in May that she passed out invitations to Christian’s class of 25 students, but only one girl responded that she would come. In another Facebook post days later, Lindsay said that her friend reached out to Nampa High School Football Coach Dan Holtry after reading the first post about Christian’s birthday party. “Before I knew it, Coach Dan was reaching out to me, asking if he could come to the party with some of his best players,” Lindsay wrote, adding that she “happily accepted” the coach’s offer. Watch the video above to find out what happened next.

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PolitiFact stands by AOC ‘parking lot’ fact-check after online mockery. 
House overwhelmingly OKs resolution opposing Israel boycott in rare bipartisan vote.
Disneyland guests involved in violent viral brawl face multiple charges.

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Laura Ingraham explores the “culture of disrespect” as outrage grows over videos of NYPD officers being assaulted with thrown objects and buckets of water.

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This Day in History: July 24

On this day, July 24 …

1937: The state of Alabama drops charges against four of the nine young black men accused of raping two white women in the “Scottsboro Case.”

Also on this day:

  • 1858: Republican senatorial candidate Abraham Lincoln formally challenges Democrat Stephen A. Douglas to a series of political debates; the result would be seven face-to-face encounters.
  • 1866: Tennessee becomes the first state to be readmitted to the Union after the Civil War.
  • 1959: During a visit to Moscow, Vice President Richard Nixon engages in his famous “Kitchen Debate” with Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev.
  • 1969: The Apollo 11 astronauts — two of whom had been the first men to set foot on the moon — splash down safely in the Pacific.
  • 1974: The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously rules that President Richard Nixon has to turn over subpoenaed White House tape recordings to the Watergate special prosecutor.
  • 1975: An Apollo spacecraft splashes down in the Pacific, completing a mission which included the first-ever docking with a Soyuz capsule from the Soviet Union.
  • 1998: A gunman bursts into the U.S. Capitol, killing two police officers before being shot and captured. (The shooter, Russell Eugene Weston Jr., is being held in a federal mental facility.)
  • 2005: Lance Armstrong wins his seventh consecutive Tour de France. (Those wins would be stripped away after Armstrong’s 2013 confession to using steroids and other banned performance-enhancing drugs and methods.)
  • 2017: President Trump ignites controversy by railing against his enemies and promoting his political agenda in a speech to a national Boy Scout gathering in West Virginia.
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Texas-born US citizen released from ICE custody after being detained for 3 weeks

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A Texas-born U.S. citizen was released Tuesday from Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody after being wrongfully detained for more than three weeks due to a mix-up of his documents, his lawyer said.

Francisco Erwin Galicia, 18, of Edinburg, Texas, was released from ICE’s Pearsall facility on Tuesday. Claudia Galan, his lawyer,  posted a photo him exiting the facility on her Facebook account.

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Galan said that the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees both Border Patrol and ICE, needs to be held accountable for what she called racial profiling.

Galicia was travelling with a group of friends, all Latinos, when they were stopped at a Border Patrol inland checkpoint on a highway north of Edinburg. The teen presented a wallet-sized Texas birth certificate, a Texas ID card and a Social Security to agents but was taken into custody on suspicion that he was in the U.S. illegally and his documents were fraudulent, the Washington Post reported.

He was detained for three weeks by Border Patrol before he was transferred to the detention facility on Saturday.  Galicia was born in Dallas on Dec. 24, 2000, Dallas Morning News reported. The morning program was the first to report his detention, sparking outcry from activists online.

The teen’s mother, Sanjuana Galicia, is an undocumented immigrant. Galan said that agents may have suspected the teen’s documents were fraudulent based on previous documents his mother took out in his name. When the teen was still a minor, his mother took out a U.S. tourist visa in his name, falsely saying on the document that her son was born in Mexico, thinking it would make it easier for him to travel there to visit family, she said.

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His mother also said that when her son was born, she gave him a different name, the Washington Post reported. She was never able to get her son a U.S. passport because the name on his birth certificate did not match other documents, she said.

Immigration authorities are not supposed to detain U.S. citizens. But both ICE and CBP have apprehended citizens in the past.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Russia expresses ‘deep regret’ over South Korea airspace violation, Seoul says

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Russia expressed “deep regret” over one of its warplanes entering into South Korea’s airspace during its first joint air patrol with China Tuesday and promised to launch an investigation into the incident, South Korea’s presidential office said Wednesday.

Russia told the South Korean government that it will launch a probe into the case and take the necessary next steps depending on the investigation’s outcome, South Korea’s Cheong Wa Dae told the Yonhap News Agency.

RUSSIA CONFIRMS JOINT AIR PATROL WITH CHINA AFTER SOUTH KOREA CLAIMS AIRSPACE VIOLATION

On Tuesday, South Korean air force jets fired 360 rounds of warning shots in response to “multiple” Russian military planes that entered into the South’s airspace, officials said.

Russia confirmed Tuesday that it had carried out its first-ever joint air patrol with China, an event which prompted South Korea to scramble fighter jets in response. Moscow’s defense ministry said four bombers, supported by fighter jets, patrolled a pre-planned route over “neutral waters” in the Sea of Japan and the East China Sea, according to the BBC.

SOUTH KOREA SAYS IT FIRED 360 WARNING ROUNDS AT RUSSIAN JETS WHO ENTERED ITS AIRSPACE, MOSCOW DISPUTES INCIDENT

South Korea claimed that two Tu-95 bombers and one A-50 airborne early warning and control aircraft entered the South’s air defense identification zone along with two Chinese bombers off its east coast before the A-50 intruded in South Korean airspace.

An unspecified number of South Korean fighter jets, including F-16s, scrambled to the area and fired 10 flares and 80 rounds from machine guns as warning shots.

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Seoul defense officials said the Russian reconnaissance aircraft left the area three minutes later but later returned and violated South Korean airspace again for four minutes. The officials said the South Korean fighter jets then fired another 10 flares and 280 rounds from machine guns as warning shots.

Seoul claimed that Tuesday’s incident marked the first time a foreign military plane had violated its airspace since the end of the Korean War. Officials added that the Chinese planes did not intrude upon South Korean airspace.

Fox News’ Edmund DeMarche and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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