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Florida police on lookout for ‘Hamburglar’ in fast food break-ins

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Florida authorities are searching for a burglary suspect who’s been wryly christened a “modern-day Hamburglar” because he allegedly broke into two restaurants and cooked himself a snack before stealing from the establishments.

The Martin County Sheriff’s Office released surveillance photos of the man on its Facebook page Friday. He most recently used a brick to smash the door of a Wendy’s in Jensen Beach, started up the grill and cooked himself a burger before taking a safe. the post said.

“A suspect coined as the modern-day Hamburglar doesn’t appear to have any problem making himself right at home after breaking into local food establishments to make himself a burger,” the post read.

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The man tried breaking into a third business, a gas station, but couldn’t gain entry. Officials described him as being in his mid-30s, about 6 feet tall with a tattoo on his upper left arm.

He was wearing a baseball cap, khaki shorts and a black tank top during the Wendy’s heist, the sheriff’s office said.

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Cows in Minnesota swept away during flash flood, dramatic video shows

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A herd of over 50 cows was swept away during a flash flood Friday, with dramatic video showed the cattle being carried downstream after a night of heavy rains slammed southeastern Minnesota.

Bob Eustice, a farm owner near the Zumbro River, told Fox 9 that it was his cattle that was carried off by an overflowing creek early Friday morning after officials say heavy rains overnight likely caused water levels to rise through the pastures where the cows were grazing.

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Video taken by one Byron resident showed the animals being carried away by a strong current at around 6:45 a.m.

Olmsted County Director of Emergency Management Capt. Mike Bromberg told Fox 9 that some of the cattle were found on a riverbank between one and two miles away.

Eustice said that 27 of the cows are still missing.

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The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office shared an image of the road near where the animals were swept away. County Road 103 was completely flooded and officials warned residents Friday not to drive through the deep waters.

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The National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center issued a warning Friday that parts of southeastern Minnesota will continue to see possible flash flooding throughout the weekend.

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Washington cold case solved using DNA and genetic genealogy results in landmark verdict

A guilty verdict in a 32-year-old cold case in Washington state is being hailed as the first of its kind in the nation.

William Talbott II was identified as a suspect in the case last year through DNA and genetic genealogy. No other case like it had ever before gone to trial.

The jury verdict returned Friday in Everett found Talbott guilty of murder in the 1987 deaths of a young couple from Canada, Jay Cook, 20, and Tanya Van Cuylenborg, 18, who was also raped.

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William Talbott II, center, is escorted to his seat Friday, June 28, 2019, at the Snohomish County Courthouse in Everett, Wash. William Earl Talbott II has been found guilty in the 1987 killings of a young Canadian couple, Tanya Van Cuylenborg and Jay Cook. (Kevin Clark/The Herald via AP, Pool)

Talbott, 56, appeared stunned when the verdict was announced, Q13 Fox reported.

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“It may have been justice delayed but not justice denied for Tanya and Jay,” said Tanya’s brother, John Van Cuylenborg, the station reported.

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John Van Cuylenborg, center, surrounded by family and friends await the verdict of William Talbott II, Friday, June 28, 2019, at the Snohomish County Courthouse in Everett, Wash. Talbott was found guilty in the 1987 killings of Jay Cook and Tanya Van Cuylenborg, a young Canadian couple. (Kevin Clark/The Herald via AP, Pool)

Talbott was identified as a suspect after DNA from the crime scene was uploaded to the public genealogy website GEDMatch. The DNA led to two second cousins of Talbott with similar DNA and then to Talbott after a family tree was constructed.

Detectives obtained Talbott’s DNA after they saw him discard a coffee cup. His DNA matched the crime scene DNA, police said.

“This would not have been solved had it not been for the DNA evidence,” said Cook’s sister, Laura Baanstra, the station reported. “The use of GEDMatch, I hope more people will be willing to allow their DNA on websites so this world can be safer.”

MAN ON TRIAL IN KILLINGS ARRESTED THROUGH GENETIC GENEALOGY

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May Robson gets a hug from Kelly Cook, left, with Lee Cook, right, after William Talbott II was found guilty, Friday,  in the 1987 killings of Jay Cook and Tanya Van Cuylenborg, a young Canadian couple. (Kevin Clark/The Herald via AP, Pool)

Talbott’s lawyers argued that the DNA evidence against their client did not make him a killer, the Associated Press reported.

Prosecutors said the verdict should serve as a warning to other killers, the station reported.

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“Folks aren’t going to get away with murder anymore when we have this information,” prosecutor Adam Cornell said. “If you’re a killer and you’re out there, then this office and other law enforcement around the country may be coming for you.”

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Swarm of mayflies invades Ohio, insects detected on local weather radars

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Residents in parts of Northern Ohio are battling a massive swarm of mayflies as thousands of the tiny insects blanketed the state this week.

People living Catawba have taken to social media to share shocking pictures of cars and storefronts covered in the insects which have flocked to the Lake Erie area.

“Think the mayflies are bad in Catawba!” one person wrote on Facebook after sharing a picture of a car completely covered in a swarm, Fox 8 reported.

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Another image showed the entrance to a building completely covered by the tiny critters.

The swarm is so large this year that it was picked up by local weather radars on Thursday.

While the images themselves are alarming, mayflies are harmless and are in fact an indication that the lake is extremely clean.

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According to Ohio State University, the Environmental Protection Agency in Ohio partly determines the cleanliness of Lake Erie and other Great Lakes based on the insect population. Mayflies breed in clean water only as the larvae live in lake sediments until they hatch in the swarms that many residents are now observing.

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Chicago’s oldest pipeline extracted in historic moment

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Chicago pipeline in operation since before the Civil War was honored and excavated as the last of its kind on Friday morning.

The cast-iron gas pipeline had been running from 1859 until just a week ago, when the last customer using it finally switched to a modern natural gas main.

A small working crew extracted the 17-foot-long pipe from a large hole and placed it on a flatbed truck at Hubbard and Orleans streets in River North, in what the city’s cultural historian, Tim Samuelson, called a historical occasion, according to the Chicago Tribune.

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“It’s a tremendously big deal to see this amazing bit of history come out of the ground,” Samuelson said.

Back in the 1800s when Chicago had under 112,000 people, the pipeline helped keep residents safe against crime at night by giving the city reliable light.

“Drawing from these pipes you could have a fixture in your house that would give reliable, brilliant light,” Samuelson said. “Dark streets could now have a gas streetlight that would brightly make the street a safe place to walk.”

The excavation was part of the System Modernization Program, created by Peoples Gas in 2011 with the goal of replacing over 2,000 miles of natural gas pipeline in Chicago.

Andy Hesselbach, Peoples Gas vice president of construction, says the new pipelines will be less prone to leaks and this specific one had experienced 30 leaks in the past 30 years.

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“We’ve had a cast-iron system since the 1800s, and over time it has been replaced as we’ve upgraded,” Hesselbach told the Chicago Tribune. “Higher pressures require smaller pipe, and (newer pipes) also have certain safety benefits.”

Days prior to the extraction, workers dug a hole around the pipe, surrounded it in wood and placed bags and stoppers to prevent the flow of gas during the process.

The pipe may be out of the streets, but a portion of it will live on. It’s scheduled to be on display at the Peoples Gas training center, while another will be donated to the Chicago History Museum, according to the Chicago Tribune.

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“It’s a gas pipe, but to see the real thing when this was in an era of dirt streets and horse-drawn wagons that evolved into building up things like the Merchandise Mart, and this pipe never went anywhere. Not only was it sitting there, it was supplying the gas to all of these places throughout history,” Samuelson told the Chicago Tribune. “Seeing it come out of the ground, it’s not my usual day at the office.”

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Virginia police say missing boy, 2, is dead; mom under arrest in disappearance

Virginia police who have been searching for a missing two-year-old boy since Monday now say they believe the child is dead.

Noah Tomlin was reported missing in Hampton, Va., by his mother, Julia Tomlin who told cops she last saw her son around 1 a.m. Monday when she put him to bed, police said. She called cops about the disappearance at 11:30 a.m. Monday.

Tomlin, 34, who served jail time in a 2010 child abuse case involving her then 12-month-old daughter, was arrested Friday in the boy’s disappearance, Hampton Police Sgt. R. C. Williams said.

The specific charges against her were pending, he said.

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Virginia police say Noah Tomlin, 2, was last seen when his mother put him to bed around 1:00 a.m. Monday. The mom was arrested Friday in her son’s disappearance. (Hampton Police Department)

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“Unfortunately to date, Noah has not been found,” Williams said. “However, based on the highly coordinated investigation we currently believe him to be deceased.”

Police said Noah was wearing a white and green pajama shirt and a diaper at the time of his disappearance, WTKR-TV reported.

Tomlin went to jail in 2010 after injuring her baby daughter.

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She was accused of sitting the child on a hot kitchen stove, causing severe burns.

Her stint in jail lasted five months, according to the newspaper.

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Police went to a landfill as part of the search for Noah, the Hampton Daily Press reported Friday.

The search has also involved the FBI.

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Hero 9/11 first responder with cancer dies at 53; testified to Congress with Jon Stewart

A 9/11 first responder has died two weeks after an emotional appearance on Capitol Hill with Jon Stewart, his family said Saturday.

Luis “Lou” Alvarez, a former bomb-squad detective for the NYPD, was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2016 and underwent 69 rounds of chemotherapy. He was 53.

“It is with peace and comfort, that the Alvarez family announce that Luis (Lou) Alvarez, our warrior, has gone home to our Good Lord in heaven today,” the family said. “Please remember his words, ‘Please take care of yourselves and each other.’ We told him at the end that he had won this battle by the many lives he had touched by sharing his three-year battle. He was at peace with that, surrounded by family.”

Alvarerz entered hospice care last week.

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Former NYPD cop Luis “Lou” Alvarez testified before Congress June 11 with former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart. They were there to urge lawmakers to fund the 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund.

The hero cop appeared with Stewart, the former “Daily Show” host, before a House committee June 11 to urge congressional action on renewing the 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund.

Stewart drew headlines after criticizing lawmakers who failed to attend the hearing.

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“I have been to many places in this world and done many things, but I can tell you that I did not want to be anywhere else but Ground Zero when I was there,” Alvarez testified. “Now the 9/11 illnesses have taken many of us, and we are all worried about our children, our spouses and our families and what happens if we are not here.”

First responders this week met with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who said a vote would be held on renewing the fund by August. Stewart had singled out McConnell for criticism over the funding issue.

More than 40,000 people have applied to the compensation fund which covers illnesses potentially related to being at the World Trade Center site, the Pentagon or Shanksville, Penn., after the 2001 attacks, Fox News reported. More than $5 billion in benefits have been awarded out of the $7.4 billion fund, with about 21,000 claims pending.

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Alvarez announced he was being treated by hospice nurses on Facebook.

“Hello everyone, ‘I’m still here and still fighting,’’’ he said. “I just wanted to let you know, what is going on with me. Since you have been with me on this 3-year ride. I’m now in hospice, because their (sic) is nothing else the doctors can do to fight the cancer. It had nothing to do with my trip to DC, that was just a coincidence.

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He said he was at peace.

Fox News reporter Alexandra Hein contributed to this report.

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US intel agencies encourage universities to monitor Chinese students

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U.S. intelligence agencies have advised American universities to monitor certain Chinese students and visiting scholars amid concerns of China’s threat to the U.S.

FBI officials reportedly visited at least 10 Americans universities since 2018 and encouraged them to take extra precaution when it comes to Chinese students or scholars affiliated with Chinese state-affiliated research institutions.

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According to NPR, the officials said the universities should actively monitor the Chinese nationals and review ongoing research that involves Chinese individuals and could have defense applications.

“We are being asked what processes are in place to know what labs they are working at or what information they are being exposed to,” Fred Cate, vice president of research at Indiana University, told the outlet.

“We are being asked what processes are in place to know what labs they are working at or what information they are being exposed to. It’s not a question of just looking for suspicious behavior — it’s actually really targeting specific countries and the people from those countries.”

— Fred Cate

“It’s not a question of just looking for suspicious behavior — it’s actually really targeting specific countries and the people from those countries.”

The FBI requests aren’t mandatory and universities will face no penalties for refusing to follow the advice of the bureau.

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Universities that were advised didn’t reportedly implement measures to monitor the Chinese individuals and have pushed back against it as the FBI wasn’t specific how such monitoring would work, NPR reported.

But the FBI visits have apparently created second thoughts among U.S. academics who are now wary of accepting federal grants that could involve Chinese scholars.

“We don’t say you can’t, because we don’t have any legal authority to say they can’t,” Cate told the outlet. “But we say you should be aware there may be some sensitivity about this.”

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The FBI first raised concerns about the presence of Chinese scholars on U.S. campuses since at least 2018.

FBI Director Christopher Wray said during a Congressional hearing last year that China is “exploiting the very open research and development environment that we have, which we all revere, but they’re taking advantage of it.”

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Jurors in father killer trial over cut off allowance say a can of coke was ‘aha moment’ that helped to find him guilty

Jurors in the Princeton University graduate trial say a can of coke was the “aha moment” that helped to find the man guilty.

Thomas Gilbert Jr., now 34, is facing a possible life sentence after the jury convicted him on Friday of killing his father after he cut his son’s weekly allowance of $1,000.

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Jurors in the Princeton University graduate trial, who fatally shot his 70-year-old father over cut off allowance, say a can of coke was the “aha moment” that helped to find the man guilty. (AP)

The jurors were split whether Gilbert could be found guilty, with one side suggesting he should be found not guilty by reason of mental defect, the New York Post reported.

“There was a lot of emotion, one side just yelling, ‘He’s guilty! He’s guilty!’ and the other side was like, ’He’s not, he’s sick,’” juror no. 11, Steven David Torres, told the paper.

But Gilbert’s request for his mother to go out and get him a can of coke on the night of the murder in 2015 broke the impasse among the jurors.

“The can of coke: it was really our ‘aha’ moment.”

— juror no. 11, Steven David Torres

“The can of coke: it was really our ‘aha’ moment,” Torres said.

Shelley Gilbert, the mother, testified in court that the son knew that she never kept the drink in the house.

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Another juror pointed out to others that Gilbert purposely asked for the beverage so that his mother would leave the house and he could shoot his hedge fund millionaire father.

“It was a lightbulb moment for me,” juror no. 8, Julie Thiry-Couvillion, told the Post.

“It was a lightbulb moment for me.”

— juror no. 8, Julie Thiry-Couvillion

Prosecutors argued that Gilbert had been living a lavish lifestyle of golf, surfing and travel – all paid for by his parents.

“The defendant rejected hard work, instead, preferring an easy life handed to him on a silver platter,” Assistant District Attorney Craig Ortner said in his closing argument earlier this week, according to the newspaper.

Beginning in 2014, the father began reducing the weekly payments by hundreds of dollars at a time – in hopes of inspiring the son to become more self-reliant. After making another reduction Jan. 4, 2015, the son shot his father in the head in the father’s New York City apartment, prosecutors said.

After the killing, the son placed the gun in his dead father’s hand to make it seem like a suicide, prosecutors said.

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The son fled the apartment, but his mother was home and called police just minutes after the shooting. The son was arrested later that same night, prosecutors said.

A jury convicted Gilbert Jr. on second-degree murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon. Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 9, authorities said.

Fox News’ Dom Calicchio contributed to this report.

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Alaska to receive $10M from Justice Department to combat violent crime, AG Barr says

Life in “The Last Frontier” may be harsher than a lot of Americans realize.

Attorney General William Barr on Friday declared a public-safety emergency in Alaska so the Justice Department could allocate more than $10 million toward fighting violent crime in some of the state’s rural communities.

In many areas, getting timely law enforcement responses to sexual assaults, child abuse and other violent crimes can be difficult.

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A 2013 federal report said that at least 75 Alaska Native communities had no law enforcement officers. Tribes have lacked authority to establish police forces since the 1971 Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act took effect, Reuters reported.

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Because of Alaska’s immense size (663,268 square miles) it can sometimes take hours for state troopers to reach a village from which a crime is reported.

Tribal leaders have told authorities that victims of sexual assault sometimes need to take boats or planes to reach medical facilities in more populated areas, the Associated Press reported.

Barr visited Alaska in late May to get a sense of the problems Alaskans have been dealing with.

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“In May, when I visited Alaska, I witnessed firsthand the complex, unique, and dire law enforcement challenges the state of Alaska and its remote Alaska Native communities are facing,” Barr said in a Justice Department statement. “With this emergency declaration, I am directing resources where they are needed most and needed immediately, to support the local law enforcement response in Alaska Native communities, whose people are dealing with extremely high rates of violence.”

Barr and other officials visited the communities of Galena, Bethel and Napaskiak on May 31, the Anchorage Daily News reported.

Alaskan members of Congress said they were pleased by the attention Barr was directing toward their state.

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U.S. Rep. Don Young, an Alaska Republican who lives in Fort Yukon, a small community above the Arctic Circle, said he was glad Barr released the money.

“I’m cautioning people, though, because money just doesn’t solve the problem,” the 86-year-old Young said Friday. “There should be recognition that this problem can only be solved by support by the communities themselves.”

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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