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16-year-old’s killer back in jail after parole violation

Richard LaBarbera, who murdered 16-year-old Paula Bohovesky in 1980, is back in jail for violating the conditions of his parole, authorities confirmed to Fox News.

LaBarbera’s controversial early release from prison in early July sparked pushback from the community and the Bohovesky family. The 66-year-old LaBarbera served had 38 years in prison after being sentenced to 25 years to life.

In a statement, the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision said: “Parolee Richard LaBarbera has violated the conditions of his parole, in an important respect, however has not committed a new crime. He is currently incarcerated at the Erie County Jail. A hearing before an administrative law judge will be scheduled to address his violations.”

It was not known at the time of publication what specific violation led to his rearrest.

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Robert McCain, left, and Richard LaBarbera.

LaBarbera and a cohort, Robert McCain, sexually assaulted and killed Bohovesky. The pair were sitting at a bar when the saw the teen walking home. They attacked her just blocks from her family’s home.

It was then that McCain hit Bohovesky in the head with concrete and began allegedly sexually assaulting her. When LaBarbera began to take advantage of the girl after McCain, she stirred. He then stabbed her repeatedly – killing her.

“I want to express my gratitude to the parole officers in Erie County for keeping a close watch on Richard LaBarbera and doing what the New York State Parole Board failed to do; keeping this child killer in jail,” Rockland County Executive Ed Day said in a statement. “This monster does not deserve to walk free on our streets while our community still suffers from the loss and pain he caused.
“He committed murder, a crime of permanency, and should be permanently in jail.”
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Paula Bohovesky, 16, in an undated photo. (Bohovesky family photo)

The decision by the parole board resulted in lawsuits and condemnation. The Bohovesky family and a nonprofit organization filed a lawsuit in New York Supreme Court asking that LaBarbera be given another hearing with all board members present.

They also asked him to be kept five counties from Pearl River, N.Y., where he murdered Bohovesky, to protect her mother.

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In the end, LaBarbera was granted his freedom – and was required to be three counties from Rockland County and Pearl River.

“I’m not surprised,” Lois Bohovesky, the 87-year-old mother of Paula, told The Journal News. “I didn’t expect this to happen so quickly.”

The release of LaBarbera even drew the ire of former New York Gov. George Pataki, who came out against his parole.

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“I have been very careful about not commenting on state government policies since I left office,” Pataki told Fox News when his parole was being considered. “But this release of this rapist and murderer is so hideous to me, I really feel an obligation to speak out so that first, hopefully, it won’t happen, but if it sadly does, that it won’t happen again.”

Although the state board chose to grant LaBarbera his freedom, however brief it was before his arrest, it opted not to do the same for his accomplice, McCain. Members cited public outcry as playing a role in the decision.

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White professor sues historically black university for age, race discrimination after 40-year tenure

A white professor at a historically black university in Alabama has filed a federal lawsuit against the school Friday for age and racial discrimination after he claims they have denied him the salary he deserves, despite his tenure.

Marshall Burns, a 73-year-old physics professor at Tuskegee University, alleges the school pays younger employees at least $18,000 to $30,000 more than him, although his professorship spans over four decades.

Burns began his career at Tuskegee University in 1976 as an assistant professor, according to court documents—being promoted to a full-time position in 1980. The physics professor wrote a physics textbook—recognized by the Alabama state legislature, helped found the university’s first physics major, and lobbied for additional university funding.

Burns claims he earns $60,500 a year, despite requesting a raise at least 12 times.

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His alleged salary is at the same pay grade as associate professor salaries, while his 12-page lawsuit says teachers of African and Asian descent are earning more than Burns, who earned his PhD. in 1972.

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Marshall Burns, a 73-year-old physics professor at Tuskegee University. (Tuskegee University)

“I’m not a greedy person,” Burns told the Montgomery Advertiser at a press conference held Tuesday. “I applaud people who are successful. They’ve earned it. I think I’ve earned it, but I haven’t received it. I have tried and tried and tried everything I know.”

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The suit claims “Tuskegee has ungratefully kept [Burns] at an associate level of pay for his entire academic career,” adding that the university has discriminated against the professor because of his age.

Julian McPhillips, Burns’ attorney, believes this was the last resort to obtain the pay he deserves after talking with the university a year ago, according to the station.

Burns announced Tuesday he will not quit his job at Tuskegee University and continue to teach his “exceptional students” despite telling the Daily Beast he’s suffered “financially” and “emotionally”.

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The denial of full-time professor pay, which would have earned him over $400,000, will come second to his love for teaching, as he prepares to teach nine two-hour physics courses in the upcoming fall semester.

“At Tuskegee, I’ve had classes with students who are go-getters and very smart. That’s what gives me enthusiasm to teach.”

Fox News’ Kira Grant contributed to this report.

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Louisiana teen, 19, dies days after being pulled under by rip current at Florida beach

A Louisiana teen died Monday after she was reportedly pulled under by a powerful rip current while on vacation with her family in Florida.

Jayla Tassin, 19, was on a trip to Orlando, Fla. when her family decided to take a day-trip to Daytona Beach. While out in the water, Tassin was pulled underwater by a strong rip current and was immediately swept further out by another large wave, St. John Baptist Parish President Natalie Robottom said in a Facebook post.

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“Although she was a great swimmer, Jayla was no match for the rip current that pulled her underwater in a moment’s notice,” Robottom wrote.

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Jayla Tassin, 19, was on a trip to Orlando, Fla. with her family when she nearly drowned on day-trip to Daytona Beach. She died several days later. (Facebook.)

Tassin’s father, Bernard, told FOX8 that no one saw his daughter go into the water and that her “lifeless” body was found by a woman in the water who brought her to shore.

“We did CPR on her and to no avail and paramedics showed up. They put the oxygen on her, they took her away to the hospital,” he said.

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Tassin stayed in the hospital for several days before dying from her injuries Monday.

Her father wrote in a Facebook post on Wednesday that Tassin saved the lives of four other people by donating her organs.

“2 people received the gift of life through her kidneys, 1 person received her liver, and 1 person received her pancreas. She still lives through other people,” his post read.

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Tassin graduated from Eat St. John High School on May 22 and was set to leave for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette on August 18, Robottom said.

She was described as an “active” and “vibrant” member of her community and parish.

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Louisiana mom brought dead daughter to hospital, falsely claimed they were in car crash, police say

A Louisiana mother allegedly brought her dead child to the emergency room and claimed her daughter was in a car crash — which investigators said was made up.

Jasmine Anderson, 24, is accused of bringing her 5-year-old to a hospital near Alexandria on July 17 where doctors determined she was dead upon arrival, the local police department said.

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Anderson told officials “they had been in a vehicle crash which caused injury to the child’s neck.” But for hours, police couldn’t find evidence of any such accident.

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Jasmine Anderson, 24, was charged with second-degree murder after she allegedly brought her dead child to a hospital and claimed the two got into a car accident — which police say was a lie. (Alexandria Police Department)

The following day, investigators found the scene but said in a news release that evidence “indicated it was not a vehicle crash as described by Anderson.”

An autopsy determined that the child died from an injury to her neck.

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Anderson’s other child died in April at age 4, according to NBC News. Police told the news outlet they responded to a call about a child with a bottle cap stuck in his throat. In 2016, the father of Anderon’s daughter who died reportedly killed himself at the age of 20.

Anderson was charged with second-degree murder in her daughter’s death.

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Colorado bear caught stealing dumpster from pot shop

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Maybe he had a case of the munchies.

An enterprising bear nicknamed “Cheeseburger” in Colorado was caught on camera stealing a dumpster from outside a cannabis business and running off with it.

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In a video posted online by Colorado Parks and Wildlife on Monday, the bear can be seen entering the back area of The Bud Depot in Lyons, a city roughly 16 miles north of Boulder.

The store’s manager, Nikko Garza, told KDVR the trash was full of boxes, “none of the fun stuff like you would imagine.”

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The bear is a frequent visitor of the shop, according to Garza, who said the mammal was so eager to access the store’s garbage that it broke through a wooden fence. Unable to open the trash can, the bear took the entire thing with it.

“He’s all into the Rocky Mountain high and I don’t blame him. He knows the good stuff when he sees it, or smells it,” Garza said.

The manager joked that maybe the bear wants to work at the cannabis shop and is “just showing initiative.”

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Parks and Wildlife says that bears are “curious, intelligent, and very resourceful.” If they find food near houses, businesses or vehicles, they’ll come back for more.

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School board member insists online posts about Tlaib, Omar were anti-Sharia Law, not anti-Muslim

A school board member in New Jersey said Wednesday he will neither apologize nor resign after the discovery of his online posts about Muslims – including two members of the U.S. House, according to reports.

Dan Leonard’s comments came after more than a dozen speakers spoke out against him at a school board meeting, the Asbury Park Press reported. Leonard represents Beachwood on the Toms River Regional Board of Education, the report said.

A post accompanying a photo of U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., included the words, “my life would be complete if she/they die,” the Detroit Free Press reported.

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U.S. Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., left, and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., are the first two Muslim women elected to Congress.

Another post, referring to U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., included the remark, “Terrorist … 100 percent,” the report said.

Leonard objected to being portrayed as anti-Muslim, insisting instead that he opposed Sharia Law, the Asbury Park paper reported.

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Dan Leonard. (Toms River Regional Schools)

Nevertheless, the posts drew calls for Leonard’s resignation from the New Jersey chapter of CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

“The bigoted, hateful and threatening social media posts shared by this elected board of education official serve to disqualify him for any position that has responsibility for the safety, security and well-being of New Jersey’s diverse student body,” said CAIR-NJ Executive Director James Sues in a statement.

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“The bigoted views expressed by Mr. Leonard have no place in an educational system that seeks to celebrate diversity and encourage students of all faiths and backgrounds to excel scholastically and to make positive contributions to our society.”

Earlier this month, the Free Press reported, witnesses claimed seeing Leonard drive recklessly in pursuit of another vehicle before crashing. A police report later described him as “agitated,” and “uncooperative.”

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North Carolina woman uses racial slur in restaurant encounter with black women, report says

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A North Carolina woman who used a racial slur during an altercation with a group of black women at a restaurant on Tuesday said she’s not sorry and would do it again, according to a report.

Nancy Goodman, whose use of the N-word was reportedly caught on cellphone video, approached the women’s table at Bonefish Grill in Raleigh to tell them that they were too loud and being rude.

The video, filmed and shared on Facebook by Chanda Stewart, shows a verbal encounter quickly escalate as Goodman apparently approaches the women for a second time when she realizes she’s being filmed.

“We’re getting off work. We’re paying for our food just like everybody else. She told us that we are the rudest people ever,” one of the women narrates at the start of the video.

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Goodman then pulls out her own cell phone and walks up to the table as if to record them too.

“I have some really good friends that are black, and I love them,” Goodman said. The narrator responded, “We never said anything about color.”

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Goodman is heard telling another woman at the table “you’re too loud” to which one of the women replied, “In your opinion.”

At one point, one of the women tells Goodman, “Let me show you my money. It’s just as green as yours.”

“Oh, you’re so stupid, [slur],” Goodman responds.

Goodman told local TV station WRAL that she suffered from anxiety and that the situation was “out of my control.”

“I’m not going to say I’m sorry to them because they kept pushing at it,” she said. “I would say it again to them. They are the rudest individuals I have ever seen.”

She posted on Facebook that she was ashamed of her actions.

In response to the now-viral video, Bonefish Grill said that it’s investigating the incident.

“We are still looking into what happened and don’t have all the facts,” the company said in a statement to the Charlotte Observer. “Nonetheless, the use of a racial slur by anyone in our restaurant is unacceptable. … We do not tolerate this type of behavior. Guests who behave in this manner are asked to leave.”

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Indiana woman allegedly steals dentures, wears them to meeting with probation officer: report

Investigators at the Jennings County Sheriff’s Office in Indiana said a woman attended her probation meeting on Monday wearing a set of dentures “that clearly were not hers.”

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Earlier that day, someone reported that a woman, identified as Joann Childers, stole her teeth and accused her of wearing them around.

A probation officer who later met with Childers said she noticed Childers was wearing the set of pearly whites, which “may be the stolen teeth.”

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A woman in Indiana allegedly stole someone else’s dentures and wore them to a meeting with her probation officer on Monday. (Jennings County Sheriff’s Office)

On Wednesday, deputies spoke to Childers about the alleged denture theft. The sheriff’s office wrote on Facebook that while speaking with Childers, a deputy saw the dentures in “plain view” inside her home — and they were even reportedly labeled with the alleged victim’s name on it.

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Authorities seemed to find humor in the situation, writing in their post that Childers was “taking a bite out of crime.”

Childers was charged with theft, according to officials, who added that the dentures were recovered.

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Investigators have ‘unanswered questions’ after body of woman who jumped in lake found

Investigators are puzzled after the body of a woman who reportedly jumped off a boat into a South Carolina reservoir was recovered Tuesday.

“There are a lot of unanswered questions we don’t understand,” Camden, S.C. Fire Chief John Bowers said, according to WLTX. “We don’t know why this happened.”

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Krista Lee Philemon, 22, reportedly leaped from a pontoon boat carrying several others at Lake Wateree Sunday and never resurfaced.

“We know the combination or sequence of events that led up to this tragedy, but we don’t know the details what caused the young lady to lose her life that night,” Bowers added, WLTX reported.

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The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources is investigating.

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Trump declares victory after Mueller hearings, predicts 2020 backlash for Democrats

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

Trump takes victory lap after Mueller hearings: ‘The Democrats lost big today’
Just as he did with the findings of his report, former Special Counsel Robert Mueller did not give Democrats what they wanted with his much-anticipated testimonies before two House committees on Wednesday. According to critics such as former Rep. Trey Gowdy, now a Fox News contributor, those who were seeking new ammunition for an impeachment push against President Trump were very disappointed.

Mueller sometimes appeared flustered as he strictly stuck to the boundaries of his previously released report on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. Even a pro-impeachment Democrat like Rep. Al Green of Texas admitted there were no “wow” moments from Mueller’s nearly eight hours of testimony on Wednesday. Some analysts and hosts on CNN , ABC News and NBC conceded the hearings were disastrous for Democrats. Even liberal gadfly Michael Moore admitted defeat – with President Trump taking notice. (Moore had reluctantly predicted Trump’s victory in 2016.) Click here for Fox News Digital’s five big takeaways from the Mueller hearings.

President Trump took a victory lap after Mueller’s testimony concluded, saying it was a “devastating day for the Democrats.” (Watch his comments in the video above.) The president also predicted Democrats will suffer the consequences of their impeachment quest in next year’s elections. “I think they’re gonna lose the 2020 elections, including congressional seats because of the path they chose.” House Democrats hit back at Trump, saying that Mueller’s “powerful” testimony was about accountability. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., said his panel will file lawsuits this week to obtain more information about Mueller’s report and to enforce a subpoena against former White House counsel Donald McGahn.

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Federal court blocks Trump asylum rules after judge rules to keep them in place
A federal judge in California on Wednesday blocked the Trump administration from imposing restrictions on individuals seeking asylum in the United States, just hours after a judge in Washington had decided to let the rule stand while lawsuits play out in court. The rule, published in the Federal Register last week, required people seeking asylum to apply first in one of the countries they cross on their way to the U.S. — with certain exceptions. It targeted tens of thousands of Central Americans who have crossed Mexico each month trying to enter the U.S. The rule was met quickly with a legal challenge from advocacy groups, who moved for a temporary restraining order blocking the rule.

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FILE – In this July 16, 2019 file photo, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello, accompanied by his chief of staff Ricardo Llerandi, right, attends a press conference in La Fortaleza’s Tea Room, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Llerandi announced his resignation Tuesday, July 23, 2019, saying; “The last few days have been extremely difficult for everyone,” At this historic crossroads, I need to put my family above everything.” Pictured left is Erik Rolon, undersecretary of the interior. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)

Puerto Rico’s governor agrees to step down after protests 
Ricardo Rosselló, the embattled governor of Puerto Rico, announced Wednesday that he will leave office Aug. 2, after more than a week of massive protests calling for his ouster over leaked obscene, misogynistic online chats. Rosselló took to Facebook  to announce that his resignation will take effect at 5 p.m. next Friday. Puerto Rico’s Department of Justice confirmed to Fox News on Tuesday that search warrants had been issued in an investigation into the governor and 11 of his aides over whether they committed any crimes related to offensive, obscenity-laden online chats that were released.

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This March 28, 2017, file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry shows Jeffrey Epstein. A judge denied bail for jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex trafficking charges Thursday, July 18, 2019, saying the danger to the community that would result if the jet-setting defendant was free formed the “heart of this decision.” (New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP)

Epstein found nearly unconscious in jail cell in suspected suicide attempt: Reports
Jeffrey Epstein, the politically connected financier facing multiple charges of sex trafficking, was found unconscious in his New York City jail cell with injuries to his neck in a possible suicide attempt, according to multiple reports. Epstein was found by guards sprawled out on the floor at the Metropolitan Correctional Center and taken to a nearby hospital. It’s unclear how he suffered his neck injuries. Investigators believe Epstein may have done it to himself either on purpose or as a ploy to get transferred out of the jail, sources told the New York Post.

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Security camera images of Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, are displayed during a news conference in Surrey, British Columbia, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. The two young men, thought to be missing, are now suspects in the murders of an American woman and her Australian boyfriend as well as the death of another man in northern British Columbia, Canadian police said Tuesday. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

Manhunt for two suspected killers in Canada grows as third victim is ID’d
Two Canadian men at the center of a nationwide manhunt after the discovery of three bodies earlier this month were charged in the murder of a Vancouver man whose identity was revealed Wednesday. Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, were charged with second-degree murder in the death of Leonard Dyck, who was found dead July 19 in Dease Lake, British Columbia, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement. “As a result of the charges, Canada-wide warrants have been issued for Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky,” police said. McLeod and Schmegelsky, from Port Alberni, British Columbia, also are suspected in the killing of 23-year-old Australian man Lucas Fowler, and his American girlfriend, Chynna Deese, 24, of North Carolina.

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Mark Levin, host of “Life, Liberty & Levin,” thanks Democrats for Wednesday’s Mueller hearings during an appearance on “Hannity,” saying, “They’ve really revealed themselves as the clowns they truly are. They’ve impeached themselves today and forevermore.”

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