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Former Democrat judge ordered to jail, dragged out of courtroom in Cincinnati

A former juvenile court judge, a Democrat who took the bench after being declared the winner of a disputed 2010 election, was jailed Monday, and had to be taken out of the courtroom in Cincinnati, according to reports.

A deputy with her arms under the defendant’s shoulders pulled Tracie Hunter across the courtroom after she went limp. Supporters stood and yelled in anger, and deputies intercepted a woman who tried to rush to her.

There were more demonstrations outside the Hamilton County Courthouse, and civil rights activists said there will be boycotts or other actions in protest.

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Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Patrick Dinkelacker ordered her six-month jail sentence carried out after a contentious hearing in which he read from postcards with critical comments sent to his home in support of Hunter. He called them an apparent intimidation attempt that “flat-out failed.”

Fox 19 reported that Dinkelacker read a letter from Prosecutor Joe Deters that stated Hunter has “never once shown remorse.”

“She has been incredibly disrespectful to you and the justice system,” wrote Deters.

The prosecutor also added in his letter that he “believes she has some sort of medical condition.”

Deters, a Republican, suggested she receive a medical evaluation, the news outlet reported.

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A deputy with her arms under the defendant’s shoulders pulled Tracie Hunter across the courtroom after she went limp. Supporters stood and yelled in anger, and deputies intercepted a woman who tried to rush to her. (Hamilton County Jail via AP)

Sheriff Jim Neil, a Democrat, said Monday afternoon that Hunter will be housed in the jail’s medical facility, monitored by medical professionals and security staff.

“Ms. Hunter’s well-being and safety will be my No. 1 priority,” Neil said in a statement, adding that his staff will assess her eligibility for early-release programs.

Defense attorney David Singleton said Hunter already has endured years of uncertainty and lost her job and law license for what he called an unjust conviction and a sentence that is out of proportion.

“I can’t believe Deters would ask for her to be evaluated. There is no issue whatsoever about her not being competent or understanding. Absolutely not,” he said, as Fox 19 reported.

“She has gotten up each morning not knowing whether that was going to be the day she was going to jail,” Hunter’s attorney added. “I know the impact that this has had on her life. We believe it would be profoundly unjust and unfair and a waste of taxpayer dollars to incarcerate her even for a minute.”

He said she is needed to care for her elderly mother.

Hunter, 52, had gone to multiple courts to challenge her 2014 conviction and sentence on a felony count of unlawful interest in a public contract, which charged that she provided a confidential document to her brother when he faced a disciplinary hearing in his court job.

A federal judge in May rejected her bid to avoid jail.

She had stood trial on other counts that were dismissed after jurors couldn’t agree on a verdict.

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Attorneys for Hunter have contended the case against her was political.

Deters also asked Republican Gov. Mike DeWine to consider commuting her sentence. However, DeWine spokesman Dan Tierney said Monday afternoon that the office hadn’t received a request for clemency from Hunter herself, The Associated Press reported.

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California fair organizers, citing animal welfare concerns, do away with ‘pig scramble’ in favor of watermelon event, report says

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They will be scrambling for pigs no more.

Organizers of California’s Sonoma County Fair say one of the event’s decades-old traditions — a contest in which children try to catch 40 to 60-pound piglets for prizes — will be scrapped this year because of growing public concerns about the humane treatment of animals, the Press Democrat newspaper reports. Instead, children on Aug. 4 will try to carry watermelons slathered in vegetable oil around an obstacle course in a race against the clock.

“It’s just the right thing to do,” Annette O’Kelley, a fair board member and chairwoman of its agriculture committee, told the newspaper. “We don’t want to see any of the animals get stressed out or hurt.”

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The decision has been hailed by animal rights activists — but not everyone is thrilled about swapping the pigs for fruit.

Maddie Vanoni, a 15-year-old who has participated in the event in the past, told the Press Democrat that she was “absolutely shocked” by the change.

“You’re showing these city kids what it’s like to be on a farm,” she said, adding that she never saw a pig hurt during the contest.

A PETA caseworker though told the newspaper that the new watermelon event “shows there’s always a creative option to animal cruelty.”

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Rob Muelrath, the president of the fair’s board, says the elimination of the pig scramble event reflects a “heightened awareness” toward calls for the proper treatment of farm animals.

“If we can do our part to protect animals as well as educate kids about agriculture it’s a win for everyone,” he told the Press Democrat.

Fox News’ Kira Grant contributed to this report.

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Dems focused on Trump ‘crimes,’ impeachment before Mueller testimony; Iran reportedly uncovers CIA spy ring

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

All eyes on Mueller’s testimony this Wednesday
Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s highly-anticipated testimony on Capitol Hill on the findings of his report and whether President Trump committed obstruction during the investigation is the focus, so far, of the week, and the hearing will be the center of the news universe on Wednesday. It appears top Democrats have made up their minds before Mueller has even been sworn in. In an interview on ‘Fox News Sunday,” House Judiciary Chairman, Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., accused President Trump of committing “high crimes and misdemeanors” and said the president’s infractions meet the standard of impeachment.

Host Chris Wallace asked Nadler what Democrats will do if Mueller’s testimony falls flat, and the House Judiciary chairman said he expects the hearing to have an impact on the electorate and plans to ask specific fact-finding questions to help enlighten the public. Nadler also said he isn’t worried about Republicans asking probing questions about the investigation’s origins via the Steele dossier, and claimed they’d only be wasting their time. Click on the video above to watch the full interview.

Though a resolution to introduce articles of impeachment against Trump was shot down last week, two House Democrats, Reps. Al Green of Texas and Steve Cohen of Tennessee have said they’re not giving up. Check out the reporter’s notebook by Fox News’ Chad Pergram, where he argues that Mueller’s testimony may be the most significant since Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North’s appearance before the joint House-Senate Iran-Contra Committee in July 1987.

TUNE IN: Don’t miss Fox News’ special all-day coverage of Mueller’s testimony on Wednesday, anchored by Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum, starting at 8 a.m. ET this Wednesday.

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Major power outages from Michigan to New York during dangerous heat wave
As the heat wave gripped much of the country on Sunday, power outages reported in multiple states left hundreds of thousands of customers in the dark. Crews were working to restore power after heavy storms over two days knocked out power for more than 800,000 Michigan homes and businesses. In New York City, where all eyes were on the power grid even before the hot weather following a Manhattan blackout last weekend, electricity company Con Ed reported roughly 12,000 scattered outages early Sunday evening, the vast majority in the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens.

Embattled Puerto Rico governor won’t seek re-election, but refuses to resign
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced Sunday he will not seek re-election but refused to resign, as corruption allegations continue to fuel widespread protests in San Juan. Rosselló, a Democrat, made the announcement Sunday in a four-minute Facebook video. He also said he agreed with the people’s right to protest and was willing to confront the impeachment process, which already had begun in Puerto Rico’s legislature. The controversial governor said although he will not resign as the island’s leader, he will step down as head of his pro-statehood party.

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Iran says it dismantled CIA spy ring, sentences some to death: report
Iran’s Intelligence Ministry on Monday said it uncovered a U.S. Central Intelligence Agency spy ring, arrested 17 suspects and sentenced some to death, according to a report from the country’s semi-official news agency said. “The identified spies were employed in sensitive and vital private sector centers in the economic, nuclear, infrastructural, military and cyber areas… where they collected classified information,” said a ministry statement read on state television. Emails from Fox News to the CIA and the State Department were not immediately returned.

President Trump, the welcome wedding crasher
After a tumultuous week in Washington, President Trump unexpectedly dropped in on the wedding of PJ Mongelli and Nicole Marie Mongelli on Saturday night at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in New Jersey, as enthusiastic attendees broke into chants of “USA.” Fox News is told the bride and groom are huge fans of the president, had dreamed of him attending their wedding and got engaged at the golf club in 2017. Flags and pro-Trump banners could be seen at the event. As Trump talked with members of the family, a man approached him and shouted, “I’m the father, I’m the father! Thank you so much!”

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TODAY’S MUST-READS
Former Manhattan DA Morgenthau dead at 99
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SOME PARTING WORDS

Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” Stephen Miller, Trump administration senior policy adviser, denies that President Trump played the race card in his recent war of words with the “Squad” and argues that Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., have said much worse.

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This Day in History: July 22

On this day, July 22 …

1991: Police in Milwaukee arrest Jeffrey Dahmer, who would later confess to murdering 17 men and boys.

Also on this day:

  • 1862: President Abraham Lincoln presents to his Cabinet a preliminary draft of the Emancipation Proclamation.
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  • 1934:  Bank robber John Dillinger is shot to death by federal agents outside Chicago’s Biograph Theater, where he had just seen the Clark Gable movie “Manhattan Melodrama.”
  • 1937: The U.S. Senate rejects President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s proposal to add more justices to the Supreme Court.
  • 1975: The House of Representatives joins the Senate in voting to restore the American citizenship of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
  • 1992: Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar escapes from his luxury prison near Medellin.
  • 2005: A labor agreement ends an NHL lockout that canceled the previous hockey season.
  • 2009: President Barack Obama tells a prime-time press conference that Cambridge, Mass., police acted “stupidly” in the arrest of prominent black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr., and that despite racial progress, blacks and Hispanics are still singled out unfairly for arrest.  
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Fake bloody legs appear at memorial for Cape Cod shark-attack victim

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Officials in Cape Cod are working to find out the person behind the lifelike fake legs that keep popping up at a memorial for a bodyboarder who died there in September after being mauled by a great white shark.

The Cape Cod Times reported that a total of three legs have been removed from the beachside memorial site for Arthur Medici. The 26-year-old died after being attacked while boogie-boarding about 30 yards off the beach.

His death was the first caused by a shark in Massachusetts since 1936.

The first leg appeared in March and the second in June, the report said. The second leg drew some attention because it was bolted into a fence, Chief Ronald Fisette, of the Wellfleet told the paper.

Officials were also interested in how lifelike the two of the legs were. The fake leg found during the weekend was in jeans and had a gash that appeared to produce blood. The report said blood dripped to the ankle. One leg had a “RIP” tag on it.

The report said Medici, who was born in Brazil, likely suffered a severed femoral artery in his leg and bleed out in minutes. The report said a doctor on the beach said Medici died before reaching the shore.

The fake legs were not considered vandalism but were reportedly removed because they were in poor taste.

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“At this time we don’t have a charge,” he told the newspaper. “At this time I don’t have enough information.”

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Former Manhattan DA Morgenthau dead at 99

He seemed almost like he was out of Central Casting — tall and patrician, with a cultivated above-the-fray presence. And in fact, former Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau inspired some television casting of his own, as the model for the avuncular character of prosecutor Adam Schiff, played by actor Steven Hill on the long-running television series, “Law and Order.”

“Law & Order” creator Dick Wolf called Morgenthau “the greatest district attorney in the history of New York.”

Morgenthau, who died Sunday at 99, just 10 days before turning 100, spent nearly half his life jailing criminals from mob kingpins and drug-dealing killers to a tax-dodging Harvard dean.

He served as U.S. Attorney for New York’s southern district during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, returned to law enforcement as Manhattan’s top state prosecutor in 1974 and didn’t leave for 35 years, with his office handling around 100,000 criminal cases yearly.

In 2005, at age 86, Morgenthau was elected for the eighth and last time, turning back a challenge from Leslie Crocker Snyder, a popular former state judge who tried without success to turn his age and lengthy tenure into campaign issues.

He was 90 when he stepped down from office in 2009, throwing his support to his eventual successor Cy Vance.

“I looked at my birth certificate, and I said, `It’s about time,”‘ he told The Associated Press at the time of his retirement. In his position at the forefront of Manhattan’s legal and political scene, Morgenthau was widely acknowledged by allies and foes alike as effective, nonpartisan and incorruptible.

Under Morgenthau’s watch, New York County prosecutors took on many high-profile cases: political payoffs by mob boss Anthony “Tony Ducks” Corallo, the shooting of four black youths by white subway gunman Bernhard Goetz, the weapons-possession arrest of hip-hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs.

Over the years, Morgenthau’s office also prosecuted mob boss John Gotti, acquitted on state charges of ordering a hit on a union official, and former Tyco CEO L. Dennis Kozlowski, convicted of fraud and larceny in a case seen as an emblem of corporate excess. The office also produced guilty pleas from “Preppie Killer” Robert Chambers Jr. and John Lennon’s killer, Mark David Chapman.

Morgenthau, who had claimed a 97% conviction rate while U.S. attorney, lost the Combs case, but in the late 1990s, his state DA’s office was winning guilty verdicts in three of four cases.

However, Morgenthau insisted that convictions weren’t everything.

“The prosecutor’s job is to protect the public and to administer the laws,” Morgenthau once said, deriding district attorneys who collected convictions like “notches on a gun.”

That premise was put to the test in the Central Park jogger case, one of the most sensational prosecutions handled by his office. Thirteen years after a female jogger was attacked in the infamous gang “wilding” spree, Morgenthau asked a judge in 2002 to throw out the convictions of five men because DNA evidence and another man’s confession put them into question.

Morgenthau was born into a wealthy, prominent New York family. His grandfather, Henry Morgenthau Sr., was U.S. ambassador to Turkey during World War I, and his father, Henry Morgenthau Jr., was secretary of the treasury under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, a family friend.

His childhood reflected his lineage. Morgenthau had a lifelong friendship with members of the Kennedy clan; he once cooked hot dogs with Eleanor Roosevelt for Great Britain’s King George VI; on another occasion he prepared a mint julep for Winston Churchill.

He joined the U.S. Navy one day after graduating Amherst College in 1941 and spent 4 1/2 years in the service during World War II, earning the rank of lieutenant commander while seeing action aboard destroyers in the Mediterranean and the Pacific.

After the war, Morgenthau earned a law degree from Yale and joined a New York law firm headed by former U.S. secretary of war Robert P. Patterson.

In 1960, Morgenthau campaigned in New York for his friend and fellow Democrat, John F. Kennedy. The next year, the new president named him to the prestigious post of U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, the nation’s busiest such office.

Morgenthau resigned after 17 months to run for governor against incumbent Republican Nelson Rockefeller. After his defeat in a disastrous campaign in 1962, Morgenthau was reappointed federal prosecutor by Kennedy.

Morgenthau developed a reputation for targeting white-collar criminals. In 1963, his office successfully prosecuted former Harvard law school dean James M. Landis for tax evasion. More than 40 years later, as state district attorney he convicted Kozlowski and a subordinate of looting Tyco of $600 million.

Morgenthau was forced out as federal prosecutor in January 1970 by President Richard M. Nixon after months of resisting political pressure to resign. He briefly joined Mayor John Lindsay’s administration as a deputy mayor, then waged another losing gubernatorial race before leaving the public eye for the next four years, engaged in private law practice.

In 1974, Manhattan District Attorney Frank Hogan resigned due to health problems after 32 years on the job. Morgenthau then launched his first successful run for public office.

Over the next quarter-century, Morgenthau was elected another seven times as head of one of the nation’s largest law offices, with 550 prosecutors and 700 other staffers. Among prominent figures who served in the office was the late John F. Kennedy Jr., U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Snyder, who ran against him in 2005.

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Snyder mounted a vigorous campaign in which she pointed out that “Law & Order” had three district attorneys in 17 years on the air whereas Morgenthau had served alone for 30. The New York Times agreed that “three decades is more than enough time for any executive to accomplish his or her mission,” but that endorsement did not help Snyder overcome his advantage at the polls.

In addition to jailing Goetz in the 1984 wounding of four black youths who tried to rob him on a subway train, Morgenthau’s notable convictions included a crack dealer who killed the son of AOL Time-Warner head Gerald Levin; the murderous mother-and-son grifter team, Sante and Kenneth Kimes Jr.; and seven youths who killed a Utah tourist in a subway mugging in 1990.

His civic work included a relationship with the Police Athletic League that dates to 1962, and his position as chairman of the Museum of Jewish Heritage, which opened in 1997.

He collected a variety of awards and honors, including the Citation of Merit from Yale Law School and the Thomas Jefferson Award in Law from the University of Virginia.

Morgenthau was survived by his wife, Pulitzer Prize-winner reporter Lucinda Franks, and seven children. His first wife, the former Martha Pattridge, died of cancer in 1972.

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This Day in History: July 21

On this day, July 21 …

1999: Navy divers find and recover the bodies of John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife, Carolyn, and sister-in-law, Lauren Bessette, in the wreckage of Kennedy’s plane in the Atlantic Ocean off Martha’s Vineyard.

Also on this day:

  • 1861: During the Civil War, the first Battle of Bull Run is fought at Manassas, Va., resulting in a Confederate victory.
  • 1925: The so-called “Monkey Trial” ends in Dayton, Tenn., with John T. Scopes found guilty of violating state law for teaching Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. (The conviction would be later overturned on a technicality.)
  • 1969: Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin blast off from the moon aboard the ascent stage of the lunar module for docking with the command module.
  • 1980: Draft registration begins in the United States for 19-and 20-year-old men.
  • 1990: A benefit concert takes place in Germany at the site of the fallen Berlin Wall; the concert, which drew some 200,000 people, is headlined by Roger Waters, a founder of Pink Floyd. (The concert ends with the collapse of a mock Berlin Wall made of styrofoam.)
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  • 1994: Britain’s Labor Party elects Tony Blair its new leader, succeeding the late John Smith.
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  • 2000: Special Counsel John C. Danforth concludes “with 100 percent certainty” that the federal government is innocent of wrongdoing in the siege that killed 80 members of the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, in 1993.
  • 2008: Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, one of the world’s top war crimes fugitives, is arrested in a Belgrade suburb by Serbian security forces. (He would sentenced by a U.N. court in 2019 to life imprisonment after being convicted of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.)
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Tennessee felon arrested after ramming into police cruiser during chase, investigators say

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A convicted felon in Tennessee was arrested after he allegedly rammed into a police cruiser and led officers on a chase, according to the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department.

Derell Broyles, 19, allegedly had sped off from Juvenile Crime Task Force officers who tried to stop the 2015 Honda Accord he was driving. Police said officers had been on the lookout for the vehicle in connection to a carjacking and robbery that unfolded earlier this month.

The officers spotted the Honda and a white 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee, both thought to be connected to robbery investigations, at a Nashville apartment complex Friday night, police said.

As officers in a marked patrol vehicle turned around to follow the Jeep, Broyles allegedly rammed into the back of the police cruiser and took off.

Broyles later was involved in a hit-and-run at an intersection about eight miles from the apartment complex and his passenger ran off, police said. Broyles then allegedly sped off before crashing about six miles away.

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Officers found the Honda, which had been carjacked on July 13, unoccupied, and recovered a gun and two ski masks from the car, police said.

“While a perimeter was being established, officers were flagged down by four victims who reported that when they saw Broyles pulling on their vehicle door handles, he pointed a gun at them and fled into a wooded area,” police said in a news release.

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Broyles, who refused to be interviewed, was arrested a short time later and faced several charges including aggravated assault on police officers, leaving the scene of a crash, felon in possession of a handgun and evading arrest, police added. Broyles’ passenger has not been charged.

The officers were not hurt in the crash, according to police.

The said Broyles was convicted of vehicle theft and unlawful gun possession in May 2018 and was sentenced to three years behind bars.

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Police said they also recovered the stolen Jeep unoccupied, at another Nashville apartment complex, adding that it had been reported stolen on July 3 after it was left unlocked with a spare key inside.

They said their investigation was ongoing.

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Major power outages pop up from Michigan to New York amid dangerous heat wave

As the heat wave gripped much of the country on Sunday, power outages reported in multiple states left hundreds of thousands of customers in the dark.

Crews were working to restore power after heavy storms over two days knocked out power for more than 800,000 Michigan homes and businesses.

Two utilities said it could take until Wednesday to restore power for everyone.

Detroit-based DTE Energy said Sunday afternoon that roughly 600,000 customers were affected because of storms in southeast Michigan Friday and Saturday.

Officials said it’s the largest storm to hit the region in years.

Their estimate on outages grew throughout the day as crews worked. The weather downed more than 2,000 lines.

The utility said it had restored power to 250,000 customers and was expected to restore all power by Wednesday.

Jackson-based Consumers Energy said roughly 220,000 customers overall were affected. The utility said it hoped to restore power to everyone by Tuesday.

The utility said the storms downed more than 2,600 wires.

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Finnegan playing at the dog beach at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis, Md., on Saturday. The National Weather Service said “a dangerous heat wave” was expected to break record highs in some places, particularly for nighttime. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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The National Weather Service reported high temperatures for July 20 were recorded Saturday at its weather stations in Atlantic City, N.J.; New York City; Westfield, Mass.’ Manchester, N.H.; and Wallops Island, Va.

From the Carolinas to Maine, daytime highs reached the upper 90s Sunday. Coupled with high humidity, temperatures felt as hot as 110 degrees Fahrenheit in places.

The New York Police Department implored residents to take it easy.

“Sunday has been canceled,” the NYPD jokingly tweeted. “Stay indoors, nothing to see here. Really, we got this.”

In New York City, where all eyes were on the power grid even before the hot weather following a Manhattan blackout last weekend, electricity company Con Ed reported roughly 12,000 scattered outages early Sunday evening, the vast majority in the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens.

Inmates across the city were affected by these power outages: 3,700 inmates were without power at Brooklyn Detention Complex, and Otis Bantum Correctional Center on Rikers Island.

Con Ed asked customers in certain neighborhoods in southeast Brooklyn “to conserve energy while company crews work to repair equipment problems.” The utility also said it reduced voltage by 8 percent in those areas to maintain service as repairs were made.

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The city also directed office buildings to set thermostats no lower than 78 degrees through Sunday to reduce strain on its electrical grid. A day earlier, a commemoration of the 1969 moon landing planned for Times Square and an outdoor festival featuring soccer star Megan Rapinoe and musician John Legend were nixed because of the heat.

Fox News’ Jacqui Heinrich and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Texas mom, 29, missing since concert is ‘endangered,’ police say

El Paso, Texas, police issued a missing-person alert late Thursday for a 29-year-old mother who hasn’t been seen since she went on a date to a concert last weekend, saying the woman is “endangered.”

Erika Andrea Gaytan made several Facebook posts from the July 13 “El Reencuentro Norteno” concert at the El Paso County Coliseum, where she was last seen leaving late that night or early the next morning, investigators said.

She is 5 feet 4 inches tall with brown eyes, brown hair and a piercing on her bottom lip, KFOX14 reported.

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Erika Andrea Gaytan, a 29-year-old mother, hasn’t been seen since going on a date last weekend. (El Paso Police Department)

Police released a photo of Gaytan wearing a white dress and smiling on the night she disappeared.

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The unidentified man who was on the date with her told police she had called for a ride, KVIA reported.

Her family said it’s not like Gaytan to go off and leave her 7-year-old son behind, and her son’s father said Gaytan would always have her phone on her.

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Her friends told KFOX14 her last posts on Facebook showed the stage at the concert and a selfie in the bathroom.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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