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California wildfire risk may cause power outages in 30 counties for more than 600,000 customers

The largest utility in California has warned it may cut off power for large parts of the northern part of the Golden State starting Wednesday and Thursday to prevent its equipment from sparking wildfires during expected warm, windy weather.

The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning from 5 a.m. Wednesday until 5 p.m. Thursday for the North Bay Mountains and Valleys and East Bay hills and valleys in the San Francisco Bay Area due to “extreme fire danger.”

“Really extreme fire weather is what we’re looking at right now, what the weather models are showing,” Cal Fire Chief Mike Mohler told FOX40 on Monday, adding: “This is the largest, most concerning event that we’ve had in 2019.”

Cal Fire said the agency is preparing for a widespread period of conditions that could allow blazes to spread and is starting additional aircraft, ground crews, and personnel to respond if needed.

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A similar warning has been issued for the Santa Cruz Mountains from 5 p.m. Wednesday through noon on Thursday due to a combination of “gusty and potentially strong, damaging north or northeast winds” combined with low humidity.

“Strongest winds are expected in the hills, but gusty winds will develop locally in the valleys and near the coast as well,” the NWS San Francisco Bay Area office said in a forecast discussion. “These conditions will result in critical fire weather conditions from Wednesday into Thursday, especially across the  North Bay, East Bay, and Santa Cruz Mountains.”

Forecasters said the windy stretch of weather may be the strongest offshore wind event in the area since the October 2017 North Bay Fires.

In Northern California, Pacific Gas & Electric announced possible blackouts in 30 northern and central counties starting Wednesday that could affect more than 600,000 customers. The utility said that, based on the latest forecast models, the peak winds will occur from early Wednesday morning to Thursday midday and customers may be affected by a power shutoff even if they are not experiencing extreme weather conditions in their specific location.

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Pacific Gas & Electric said it could cut off power to a large swath of Northern California later this week to prevent its equipment from starting wildfires during hot, windy weather. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

“This is shaping up to be one of the most severe dry wind events we’ve seen in our territory in recent years and we want our customers to be prepared for an extended outage that may last several days,” Michael Lewis, senior vice president, PG&E Electric Operations, said in a statement. “We want our customers to be aware that, based on this number, it could take several days to fully restore power after the weather passes and safety inspections are completed.”

While PG&E has not confirmed any power shutoffs, the local police departments have announced that outages are likely.

The Lafayette Police Department said that 21,421 PG&E customers in the towns of Moraga, Orinda, and Lafayette in Contra Costa County could expect a shutoff beginning shortly after midnight on Wednesday and lasting through at least Thursday afternoon.

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Pacific Gas & Electric may shut off power in parts of 30 counties in the northern and central parts of California on Wednesday and Thursday due to increased fire danger. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Officials said area residents should plan for family and pet medical needs, in addition to having enough fuel and water for each person and pet.

“Remember, gas stations, stores and ATMs in the immediate area will be closed,” police said, adding, “Know how to use the manual release on your garage door”

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On Monday evening around 4:30 p.m. Napa County officials said the utility was shutting off power to customers starting Wednesday morning and may extend five days or longer, KTVU reported.

Cal Fire said the state’s top five most destructive fires in terms of structure loss have taken place between September and November, with three blazes erupting in October in weather conditions that were a mix of gusty winds and low humidity. In addition to being careful to prevent blazes during high fire danger periods, officials told FOX40 on Monday that everyone should also have an evacuation plan ready.

“Wildland fires know no boundaries,” Mohler told FOX40 on Monday. “So, that traditional, ‘Oh, I don’t live next to a hillside with brush,’ no longer exits. If you look at the Tubbs Fire, it jumped the 101 Freeway, six lanes and went into what we would consider an urban neighborhood.”

Next month marks the one-year anniversary of the Camp Fire, the state’s most destructive wildfire ever, that killed 85 people and destroyed in excess of 18,000 structures. Power lines owned by PG&E were blamed in sparking that blaze, and the company filed for bankruptcy in January as it struggled with billions in potential liabilities.

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Last month, PG&E shut off power to more than 48,000 customers in seven counties in wine country and the Sierra Nevada foothills as the humidity plunged, temperatures rose and winds kicked up. The outages lasted less than a day, and no major problems were reported.

In Sonoma County, PG&E cut power to 700 people in the Santa Rosa area, where the Tubbs Fire in October 2017 killed 22 people and destroyed more than 5,000 homes. In January, state investigators said that blaze was sparked by a private electrical system.

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Southern California Edison said that more than 106,000 customers in parts of eight counties could face power cuts. (AP Photo/John Antczak)

The risk of power outages this week isn’t just limited to Northern California. In the southern part of the state, Southern California Edison’s website showed Tuesday that more than 106,000 customers in parts of eight counties could face power cuts.

The largest numbers of potentially affected SoCal Edison customers are in Los Angeles County and to the east in San Bernardino and Riverside counties. Also under consideration are areas to the west in Ventura County and to the north in Kern, Tulare, Inyo, and Mono counties.

Fox News’ Louis Casiano, Samuel Chamberlain, and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Disabled Florida dog stolen in car found: ‘Zorra is gone, she is dead’

A disabled dog resting inside a car that was stolen in Florida last week — prompting the dog’s desperate owner to plead for her return — has been found dead, a rescue group said.

Zorra, a 13-year-old Husky-Shepherd mix with paralyzed back legs, was found dead Monday, 100+ Abandoned Dogs of Everglades Florida posted online. The car the dog was stolen in reportedly was found Monday in a pond in Lauderdale Lakes.

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“Zorra is gone, she is dead,” Amy Roman, the founder of the group, said in a Facebook video. “I hope that they find this piece of s— and he pays for what he did.”

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Zorra, a disabled 13-year-old Husky-Shepherd mix, was found dead in Lauderdale Lakes, Fla., on Monday, an animal rescue group said. (Wanda Ferrari via AP)

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that “the investigation into the auto theft and death of the canine continues.”

“Monday night, BSO Regional Communications received a call from a towing company regarding a blue 2005 Volvo that had previously been reported stolen,” the statement said. “BSO deputies responded to the towing company and confirmed the car was stolen and confirmed a canine was found deceased in the car. Investigators are awaiting the results of a necropsy. No arrests have been made at this time.”

The dog’s owner, Wanda Ferrari, had left Zorra in an air-conditioned 2005 blue Volvo station wagon on Thursday while she ran into a Dollar Tree in Oakland Park. The dog, who typically used a pink wheelchair to get around, was lying on a pillow in the backseat, not in her wheelchair.

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When Ferrari returned to her car, it was gone — and so was Zorra.

“I was in shock. And you know, the shock wore off,” Ferrari told WFMY-TV. “And then, I was traumatized, and in tears, because my girl was in the back, you know. I’m like, ‘Who would do that? Who would take a car with a dog?’ They probably didn’t know.”

Rescue groups immediately pleaded for the dog’s return. A pet detective was hired, and a $3,000 reward offered.

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“All we care about is that somebody — anybody with compassion, that has children, that has a family, even the person that took the car — tell us, give us anything,” Ferrari said to WTVJ on Monday, before Zorra’s remains were found. “I don’t care how you give us a clue; I don’t care. Tell us where to find that dog.”

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Ferrari said the dog was her constant companion as she deals with a breast cancer recurrence.

Fox News’ Morgan Phillips and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Drexel University to pay nearly $200G after professor used federal grant money at strip clubs, sports bars for 10 years

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A former Drexel University professor spent nearly $200,000 in federal grant funds to bankroll a decade of visits to seedy strip clubs and sports bars in Philadelphia — and prosecutors say the Pennsylvania school now must pay back the misused money.

The Department of Justice announced Monday an agreement with the Philadelphia-based school where Drexel agreed to pay $189,062 to “resolve liability” after it was discovered that Dr. Chikaodinaka D. Nwankpa “submitted improper charges against federal grants.”

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Nwankpa was serving as the head of Drexel’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering when prosecutors said he spent the majority of federal research funds on “gentlemen’s clubs and sports bars.”

The DOJ began their investigation into Nwankpa in 2017 after the university conducted its own probe, discovering that, from July 2007 through April 2017, Nwankpa submitted paperwork against the grants for personal purchases such as iTunes and for “goods and services” provided by Cheerleaders, Club Risque, and Tacony Club–strip clubs in the Philadelphia area.

Nwankpa immediately resigned from his position and repaid $53,328 to Drexel. He was also barred from “federal government contracting” for six months.

“This is an example of flagrant and audacious fraud, and a shameful misuse of public funds.” U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain said in a statement. “The agencies providing these grant funds expect them to be used towards advancements in energy and naval technology for public benefit, not for personal entertainment.”

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The funds used for Nwankpa’s personal interests came from eight federal grants for energy and naval technology-related research received from the Department of the Navy, the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation.

Nwankpa worked for Drexel for 27 years before his resignation. He has not been charged with a crime.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Drexel University to pay nearly $200G after professor used federal grant money at strip clubs, sports bars for 10 years

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A former Drexel University professor spent nearly $200,000 in federal grant funds to bankroll a decade of visits to seedy strip clubs and sports bars in Philadelphia — and prosecutors say the Pennsylvania school now must pay back the misused money.

The Department of Justice announced Monday an agreement with the Philadelphia-based school where Drexel agreed to pay $189,062 to “resolve liability” after it was discovered that Dr. Chikaodinaka D. Nwankpa “submitted improper charges against federal grants.”

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Nwankpa was serving as the head of Drexel’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering when prosecutors said he spent the majority of federal research funds on “gentlemen’s clubs and sports bars.”

The DOJ began their investigation into Nwankpa in 2017 after the university conducted its own probe, discovering that, from July 2007 through April 2017, Nwankpa submitted paperwork against the grants for personal purchases such as iTunes and for “goods and services” provided by Cheerleaders, Club Risque, and Tacony Club–strip clubs in the Philadelphia area.

Nwankpa immediately resigned from his position and repaid $53,328 to Drexel. He was also barred from “federal government contracting” for six months.

“This is an example of flagrant and audacious fraud, and a shameful misuse of public funds.” U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain said in a statement. “The agencies providing these grant funds expect them to be used towards advancements in energy and naval technology for public benefit, not for personal entertainment.”

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The funds used for Nwankpa’s personal interests came from eight federal grants for energy and naval technology-related research received from the Department of the Navy, the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation.

Nwankpa worked for Drexel for 27 years before his resignation. He has not been charged with a crime.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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This Day in History: Oct. 8

On this day, Oct. 8 …

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1998: The House of Representatives triggers an open-ended impeachment inquiry against President Bill Clinton in a 258-176 vote; 31 Democrats join majority Republicans in opening the way for nationally televised impeachment hearings.

Also on this day:

  • 1871: The Great Chicago Fire erupts; fires also break out in Peshtigo, Wis., and in several communities in Michigan.
  • 1934: Bruno Hauptmann is indicted by a grand jury in New Jersey for murder in the death of the kidnapped son of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • 1944: “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet,” starring Ozzie and Harriet Nelson, makes its debut on CBS Radio.
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  • 1956: Don Larsen pitches the only perfect game in a World Series to date as the New York Yankees beat the Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 5, 2-0.
  • 1982: All labor organizations in Poland, including Solidarity, are banned.
  • 2002: A federal judge approves President George W. Bush’s request to reopen West Coast ports, ending a 10-day labor lockout costing the U.S. economy an estimated $1 to $2 billion a day.
  • 2005: A magnitude 7.6 earthquake flattens villages on the Pakistan-India border, killing an estimated 86,000 people.
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  • 2017: Harvey Weinstein is fired from the Weinstein Company amid allegations that he was responsible for decades of sexual harassment against actresses and employees.
  • 2017: Vice President Mike Pence leaves the 49ers-Colts game in Indianapolis after about a dozen San Francisco players take a knee during the national anthem.
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Machete-wielding California man shot, killed by deputies

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Los Angeles County investigators on Monday said deputies shot and killed a man who was advancing towards them with a machete after holding the weapon to a woman’s throat.

The shooting unfolded in Whittier – about 20 miles east of Los Angles – after a caller reported a man banging and screaming on a neighbor’s door while holding the knife, according to the sheriff’s department.

Responding deputies said they found the suspect inside the home. Family members identified him as 37-year-old Antonio “Tonito” Vasquez, who they said had a history of mental illness.

A mental evaluation team with the sheriff’s department initially spoke with the suspect and determined he was no longer a threat, Fox 11 reported. Deputies and the mental health team determined he had committed no crime and left the scene.

However, police received another 911 call 30 minutes later. The caller reportedly told cops that Vasquez said he wanted officers to shoot him.

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Responding deputies found the suspect in the garage, holding the knife to a woman’s throat, Fox 11 reported. He allegedly advanced towards them and they ordered him to drop the weapon, the station added. LASD said three of the four deputies opened fire. Vasquez was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sheriff’s Lt. Derrick Alfred told KABC “there was no time at that point for a mental evaluation team. Action had to be taken.”

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The three deputies were placed on administrative leave, pending an investigation. Neither the deputies nor the woman was injured in the incident.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.  

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New Jersey man sentenced to 8 years after pigeon dispute triggers deadly stabbing of Catholic teacher

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A New Jersey man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for stabbing to death a retired Catholic school teacher during a dispute over feeding pigeons at a local park.

Charles Lowy, 69, stabbed 77-year-old Anthony Bello in April 2018, NJ.com reported. Lowy was convicted of reckless manslaughter this past July.

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Lowy’s defense attorney reportedly said it was the 69-year-old’s routine of feeding the birds by scattering food in a circle around him that set off the argument between the two men in Pershing Field Park in Jersey City.

Lowy had left the scene by the time police found Bello, who had been walking through the park on his way to church, bleeding and unresponsive, the paper reported. The retired school teacher had a stab wound in his chest. He later died at a hospital.

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The defense argued that Bello was the aggressor and Lowy had stabbed him in self-defense, the paper reported.

Under the state’s No Early Release Act, Lowy won’t be eligible for parole until he’s served 85 percent of his sentence, according to the paper. He would have faced life in prison if convicted of murder.

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Alabama mom charged with murder in death of infant left in car: police

An Alabama mom has been charged with murder in connection with the death of her infant son after he was left in a car overnight, police said.

Elizabeth Case, 36, was arrested in Athens, Ala. Saturday and was held without bond. It wasn’t immediately clear if she had a lawyer.

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Police say Elizabeth Case “is a known drug user” and was out on bond in connection to first-degree robbery. (Limestone County Jail)

Limestone County sheriff’s deputies said Case left home with the 13-month-old boy Friday evening to go “dumpster diving.” They said she left the child in the car when she returned home around 5:40 a.m. Saturday.

She awoke around 1:30 p.m. Saturday when her mother arrived, and they found the boy still in the car. Deputies said Case put the child in the shower and her mother called 911.

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The boy was taken to Athens-Limestone Hospital where he was pronounced dead, officer Stephen Young told the News Courier.

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Young told the paper that Case “is a known drug user” and was out on bond in connection to first-degree robbery.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Colorado woman charged by 2 moose during hike, escapes unharmed

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A Colorado woman’s quick thinking helped her avoid serious injury after a pair of moose charged her while she was on a recent hike.

Audrey Dickinson of Fort Collins was hiking the Uneva Pass near Copper Mountain, located between Vail and Silverthorne, when she spotted a moose appear from the woods.

“I know you should be 75 feet from them and I was 200 feet from them,” she told FOX31.

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As she was watching the first moose, a second animal then showed up as she began to back away. Video taken by Dickinson showed the moose walking in the distance and staring at her before eventually charging towards her as she ran away.

Dickinson said she had to hide behind a tree several times to avoid being hit by the moose.

“I thought about going to a switchback behind me, but when I started moving, they started running again,” she told FOX31. “So I got back to the tree.”

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife said peak mating season for moose and elk — known as “the rut” –lasts through early October. The agency has warned motorists to be aware of animals that are more active, easily distracted and potentially more aggressive.

“Both bulls and cows are aggressive during the breeding season, with bulls often fighting head to head until the dominant bull drives off, injures, or even kills the challenger,” the agency states.

That also applies to people enjoying the outdoors. The agency told FOX31 that people should remember to give plenty of space for wildlife, including putting an object between oneself and an animal.

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Dickinson said she was eventually able to get away after standing by a tree for another few minutes.

“It could have been much worse,” she told FOX31. “It’s never worth it. I was really looking forward to this nice, long hike. The hike will be there another day.”

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Massachusetts nursing home resident, 76, dies after assault by roommate, 83, officials say

A 76-year-old man living at a Massachusetts nursing home died Saturday night after he was allegedly attacked by his 83-year-old roommate, officials said

Investigators responded to a report of an assaultive patient at the Oxford Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Haverhill, a city roughly 40 miles north of Boston, the Essex District Attorney’s Office said.

Robert Boucher, 76, was found suffering from injuries from a physical assault, Essex District Attorney’s Office spokesperson Carrie Kimball told Fox News on Monday. He was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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Boucher’s roommate — Jose Veguilla, 83 — was arrested and taken to the hospital for an evaluation. He’s scheduled to be arraigned at Haverhill District Court on Monday.

Kimball said officials don’t know what sparked the alleged assault, but said there “may be a question of competency” regarding Veguilla.

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A patient of Oxford Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, located in Haverville, Mass., died after he was attacked by his roommate, officials said. (Google)

A daughter of one of the patients at the nursing home told WCVB her father was traumatized by the aftermath of the incident.

“[The patients] all got to see the body rolled out,” Erika Wallace said. “I don’t know why they wouldn’t keep them in their rooms but my dad got to see it, so he’s going through having to see the crushed skull. It was just really traumatic.”

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Oxford Rehabilitation said in a statement that nursing home staff “acted quickly and appropriately in the matter” and are cooperating with authorities.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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