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This Day in History: Aug. 23

On this day, Aug. 23 …

2008: Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama introduces Joe Biden as his choice for vice president.his running mate.

Also on this day:

  • 1305: Scottish leader William Wallace is executed in London.
  • 1914: Japan declares war on Germany in World War I.
  • 1939: Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union sign a non-aggression treaty.
  • 2000: Approximately 51.7 million people watch the season finale of the first season of “Survivor” on CBS.   
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Louisiana boy, 5, brings cocaine to school, police say; 2 adults arrested

A man and woman in Louisiana were arrested after a kindergartner brought three bags of cocaine to a New Orleans-area school Tuesday, investigators said.

A teacher called a school resource officer after the 5-year-old student was seen holding a bag of white powder, later discovered to be cocaine. The officer found two additional bags of the drug, Slidell, La., police said in a Facebook post.

“Throughout the investigation, it was apparent the child had no knowledge about the drugs,” police said.

PHILADELPHIA 5-YEAR-OLD BRINGS 22 BAGS OF CRACK COCAINE TO SCHOOL, POLICE SAY

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Investigators said a 5-year-old student brought three bags of cocaine to school Tuesday. (Slidell Police Department )

Detectives searched the child’s home and arrested Angelica Stanley, 23, and Ellis Cousin, 51, after more cocaine allegedly turned up inside.

“It’s a terrible thing but the silver lining in all this is that the teacher did a phenomenal job being alert, notifying the SRO [school resource officer], taking immediate action,” Slidell police Det. Daniel Seuzeneau told FOX 8 of New Orleans. “God only knows what would have happened if this child would have ingested the cocaine, if another student would have ingested the cocaine, I mean it would have been terrible.”

“God only knows what would have happened if this child would have ingested the cocaine … It would have been terrible.”

— Det. Daniel Seuzeneau, Slidell, La., police

Investigators said Stanley and Cousin stored the drugs in the child’s clothing, but didn’t offer additional details.

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Angelica Stanley, 23, and Ellis Cousin, 51, were arrested Tuesday during an investigation into a kindergartener who brought cocaine to school Tuesday, police said. (Slidell Police Department )

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Police did not disclose the name of the school or the relationship between the child and the suspects. They said “proper steps were taken to ensure the future well-being of the child,” but offered no specifics.

Stanley and Cousin were charged with possession of a schedule II narcotic with the intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and cruelty to a juvenile, according to St. Tammy Parish jail logs.

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Bobcats caught on camera running amok in Utah neighborhoods

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A family of bobcats was spotted roaming through Salt Lake City and Millcreek in Utah in broad daylight this week, a rarity for the animals.

“For them to be seen in a neighborhood — full daylight, in kind of an urban area — is a little bit more unusual,” Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) spokesperson Faith Heaton Jolley told Fox 13.

The stunning video showed a mother bobcat and her cubs scampering through backyards.

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Jolley told the station that the bobcat population has declined this year due to what biologists believe to be a decrease in the number of rabbits, a frequent source of food.

“The theory is, when they [bobcats] do come into urban areas, they’re typically just looking for other food sources,” she said.

Although the neighborhoods have seen other wildlife activity, including deer, quail, snakes and even hawks, bobcats have been a rarity. The DWR warned the cats are “cute but wild!”

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“One of our biologists has speculated, maybe the mother was trying to teach her kittens to hunt,” Jolley said. “We’re kind of speculating that it’s the same family of bobcats traveling through.”

The DWR warned people living in the area to “bring your pets in at night and watch the bobcats from a distance,” to avoid danger.

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Missing Cipriani head chef’s body found at New York hostel, police say

The body of a head chef at a popular New York City restaurant was found dead Wednesday at a hostel in Queens after he had been missing for four days, police told Fox News.

Andrea Zamperoni, who had been a chef at Cipriani Dolci in Grand Central Station for nearly a decade, did not show up for work on Monday, causing coworkers to worry and alert law enforcement, the New York Police Department said.

“We have sadly learned that Andrea Zamperoni, a well-respected and beloved member of the Cipriani team for many years, who went missing last Sunday has been found deceased,” the restaurant told Fox News in a statement Thursday.

“His brother is overcome with grief and regrets he will not be available to provide any comments.  We will keep Andrea’s family in our thoughts and prayers and respect their privacy during this difficult time.”

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Andrea Zamperoni, a chef at a popular restaurant in New York’s Grand Central Terminal was found dead on Wednesday at a hostel in Queens. (NYPD via AP, File)

CIPRIANI HEAD CHEF MISSING, REPORTEDLY LAST SEEN GETTING INTO CAR

Zamperoni, an Italian native who was on a work visa in the U.S., was last seen leaving the restaurant around 9 p.m. on Saturday.

Sous chef Manuel Ignacio Albo told WNBC-TV that Zamperoni’s roommate said the chef went home to his apartment in Flushing, Queens, and then stepped outside and got into a car.

Police discovered his body at the Kamway Lodge in Queens but did not release further details about the cause of death. The hostel declined to comment on the incident to Fox News.

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“Andrea was a responsible, good-hearted,  kind and very hard-working individual who will be deeply missed by all of us,” Cipriani told Fox News in a statement.

“We trust the NYPD is exerting all efforts to investigate and bring clarity to this tragic situation.”

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Pennsylvania woman, 19, wanted in stabbings of 2 sisters; 1 killed

Police are searching for a Philadelphia teen accused of stabbing two sisters, killing one and critically wounding the other.

The Philadelphia Police Department said Thursday that Tianna Thomas, 19, was wanted in the Tuesday attack. Investigators say Thomas stabbed 23-year old Shantae Garrison multiple times in the chest, back and legs during an incident authorities reportedly believe started as a neighborhood dispute.

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Garrison was rushed to a nearby hospital where she died.

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Philadelphia Police said 19-year-old Tianna Thomas is wanted in connected to a double stabbing that killed one woman and left another in critical condition.  (Philadelphia Police Department)

Thomas also allegedly stabbed Garrison’s 28-year-old sister, who police said “sustained lacerations to her lip, forehead and wrist.”

The sister, who police did not name, was transported to the same hospital and was listed in critical condition.

Investigators said video of the incident showed as many as seven other women who were with Thomas at the time of the stabbings and took part in the assault, according to Fox 29.

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The group approached the victims and several other women and a fight ensued, the television station reported, adding that investigators said a woman believed to be Thomas could be seen stabbing Garrison repeatedly.

Video also reportedly showed Thomas attacking the second victim.

Philadelphia police urged Thomas and the other women allegedly involved to turn themselves in.

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Thomas lived across from the sisters in the Brewerytown neighborhood of West Philadelphia, WPVI-TV reported.

Philadelphia police told Fox News that Thomas will face charges including murder and attempted murder.

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Man, 49, arrested after body of Dallas woman, 22, found in burning SUV

A 49-year-old Texas man has been arrested and charged with capital murder in the death of a woman whose body was found in her burning SUV, according to Dallas police.

Glen Richter was arrested and booked early Thursday into the Dallas County jail in the death of 22-year-old Sara Hudson, who worked in Dallas after graduating recently from the University of Arkansas, as Fox 4 reported.

Investigators said firefighters responded Monday evening to a report of a vehicle fire, and Hudson’s body was found inside after the flames were extinguished.

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Authorities say Glen Richter was arrested and booked in Dallas for the death of 22-year-old Sara Hudson. (Dallas County Jail / Facebook)

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Her family said she was intending to meet with friends to celebrate her birthday.

“I can still hear her laughter and her smile. I mean, she was just joyful, joyful. She celebrated life with all she had,” said Angela Aragon, her aunt, to the news outlet.

Police have not revealed a motive in the killing.

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A police affidavit said Hudson is seen on surveillance video exiting her SUV before Richter approaches and forces her back inside.

Online jail records don’t indicate whether Richter has an attorney to answer the charges.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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North Dakota court overturns life term for man whose girlfriend cut baby from neighbor’s womb

A man who was sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping a baby who was cut from his neighbor’s womb by his girlfriend and lying to police about it will receive a new hearing after the North Dakota Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the original sentence did not fit the elements of the crime.

William Hoehn, who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit kidnapping, received a life sentence because the judge in the case granted prosecutors’ request to designate him a dangerous special offender, which carries a life sentence.

Savanna Greywind was eight months pregnant when she disappeared from her apartment in north Fargo in August 2017. Her body later turned in Red River. Her baby had been cut from her womb but survived the attack.

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Savanna Greywind, 22, was eight months pregnant when she was murdered by her neighbor, and her baby cut from her womb in Aug. 2017. Her body was found in Red River lake.  (Facebook)

Rather than impose the maximum sentence of 21 years in prison on the kidnapping charge, Judge Tom Olson designated Hoehn a dangerous special offender, which carries the maximum sentence of life with the possibility of parole, for which he’d be eligible in 25 to 30 years.

The prosecutor’s request was based on Hoehn’s prior conviction of child abuse in 2012 when his son suffered multiple fractures to his skull after being in Hoehn’s care.

Hoehn, 34, appealed his sentence arguing that the district court incorrectly labeled him a dangerous offender because the crimes to which he pleaded guilty did not seriously endanger the life of another and he didn’t have any similar prior convictions. Hoehn also claimed that the district court didn’t adequately advise him of the possible sentencing ramifications of entering a guilty plea, KFYR reported citing court documents.

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The state Supreme Court upheld the conviction but said a comparison of the elements of the kidnapping crime with the child abuse charge from 2012 did not support the finding that the two offenses were comparable, thus a dangerous special offender label was unsubstantiated.

Hoehn’s defense attorney, Kiara Kraus-Parr, said it was a “pretty clear-cut case” and she had been “cautiously optimistic” her client would prevail.

“I think the state overreached in what they charged, as far the special dangerous offender,” she told The Associated Press.

Hoehn’s resentencing may occur as soon as in two weeks, notwithstanding the prosecution filing for a rehearing.

Hoehn’s girlfriend, Brooke Crews, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder and kidnapping and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Crews, 40, told the jury in Hoehn’s trial that she feigned pregnancy because she was afraid of Hoehn ending their relationship, but once he discovered she was lying, he told her she needed “to produce a baby,” which Crews interpreted as an “ultimatum.”

Crews said she never explicitly told Hoehn what she planned to do, but when he arrived home, he saw Greywind bleeding and dying, along with her newborn baby, and he twisted a rope around Greywind’s neck to make sure she was dead. A coroner was unable to determine whether the cause of death was strangulation or blood loss.

Hoehn denied knowing anything about Crews’ plan to kill Greywind and take her baby, but he admitted he hid the newborn and gave false information to law enforcement to cover up the crime.

Greywind, 22, was a member of the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe and her family had ties to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa.

Her death sparked outrage from Native American activists who urged Congress to pass a bill, Savanna’s Act, spearheaded by then-Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat. The bill, which remained under consideration, would improve tribal access to federal crime information databases and create standardized protocols for responding to cases of missing and murdered Native American women.

Greywind’s now-2-year-old daughter, Haisley Jo, lives with her grandparents near Red River, not far from the same spot that Greywind’s body was found.

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Norberta Greywind, Haisley Jo’s grandmother, begged the court to impose the maximum sentence on Hoehn and never let him walk free again.

“My life has been forever changed. As for Savanna’s daughter, this man tried to take her and raise her as his own. He said the days he spent with my granddaughter were the happiest days of his life. How sick is that?” she said during sentencing.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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$1 million worth of cocaine found in banana box shipments at Washington Safeway stores, police say

Officials in Washington state have opened an investigation after employees at three Safeway stores reported finding over $1 million worth of cocaine that was hidden in boxes of bananas.

The contraband was first reported at a Safeway in Woodinville, about 20 miles northeast of Seattle, on Sunday, the King County Sheriff’s Office said.

Employees were opening a box of bananas and found 22 kilos of cocaine – the equivalent of over $550,000, according to investigators.

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Employees at multiple Safeway stores in western Washington told authorities they found cocaine in banana box shipments. (King County Sheriff’s Office)

Later that day, employees at a Safeway in Bellingham – in northwestern Washington, near the Canadian border – found about 23 kilos of cocaine while unloading banana shipments, Q13 Fox reported.

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Additional cocaine turned up in banana shipments at a Federal Way Safeway, but the total amount was unclear.

The origins of the cocaine remained a mystery.

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“We do know it was all shipped from a central warehouse, but we don’t know where it originated yet, so that’s a work in progress,” said Sgt. Ryan Abbott of the King County Sheriff’s Office.

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) was handling the investigation, he added.

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Bus companies reject calls to ban immigration agents from boarding

BANGOR, Maine — Some bus companies say they will continue to allow U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents on board, despite calls from the American Civil Liberties Union to deny them consent.

Within 100 miles of the border, agents routinely climb onto buses and patrol bus stops to ask passengers about their immigration status.

In Bangor, Maine, one of the first U.S. cities you encounter after crossing the northern border traveling south from Canada, bus checks and operations at transportation hubs have become routine.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents conduct an immigration check at a bus stop in Bangor, Maine. (Rob DiRienzo / Fox News)

“It’s exactly the same as what you would see on the on the southwest border with Mexico,” said Jason Owens, CBP chief patrol agent for the Holton sector. “Up here, we have a lot less manpower but a lot more area to cover.”

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Before boarding the 11 a.m. Concord Coach bus to Boston, passengers were asked by agents about their legal status. Owens said that those interactions will usually tip them off if a passenger is smuggling, trafficking, or in the country illegally.

In its letters to bus companies, like Concord Coach, the ACLU said they should not cooperate with the agents or consent to searches to protect their passengers.

“Passengers involved in these incidents, whether they were directly contacted by CBP or witnessed others being contacted, describe highly coercive circumstances and resulting distress inflicted on them,” the letter to Greyhound said. “Greyhound has a Fourth Amendment right to deny CBP permission to board and search its buses without a judicial warrant.”

Both Concord Coach and Greyhound say that’s not going to happen.

“Denying a federal law enforcement agent access to our buses, or putting our staff in a position of determining whether that agent’s burden of proof has been met, is not something Concord Coach Lines is willing to do at this time,” said Concord Coach Vice President Benjamin Blunt in an email.

Both companies have published their own passengers’ bill of rights online. Greyhound said although they will continue to comply, they don’t agree with it.

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“Greyhound does not coordinate with CBP in regards to these checks, nor do we support these actions. We are calling on Congress to change the law and will support positive efforts to do so,” the company said, according to the Miami Herald.

Some Democrats in Congress have introduced legislation to reduce border zones from 100 to 25 miles from the border, within which CBP has broader powers and can set up checkpoints.

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Within 100 air miles of the border, immigration agents have greater authority to stop and search vehicles, including buses. A bill in Congress introduced last month would reduce that zone to 25 miles. (Fox News)

But New Hampshire ACLU legal director Gilles Bissonnette argues that when it comes to bus checks, the issue isn’t with the laws.

“[Bus companies] have the right to not provide consent where there isn’t a warrant presented to them,” Bissonnette said. “So nothing needs to change as a matter of constitutional law or statutory law for them to do the right thing and for them to protect their passengers.”

The ACLU accuses Customs and Border Protection agents of profiling passengers, stepping up their operations under the Trump administration.

“Folks who look white are just allowed to pass through, whereas individuals who may have darker skin are given more rigorous scrutiny,” Bissonnette said.

He also claimed that citizens who invoked their right to remain silent were detained for longer periods of time.

Owens refutes that, adding that the agents need probable suspicion to detain someone.

“Just by virtue of the fact that we literally encounter people from dozens of countries every year, it doesn’t make sense to think that racial profiling would ever pay off for us because we would be missing out on a vast majority the criminal element,” Owens said.

In his 23 years on the job, bus checks have always been a part of their operation, he said.

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The ACLU is now encouraging passengers to comply with the searches and immigration checks – but to get it all on camera. Owens said he welcomes the recording of interactions with his agents.

“I think it’s a good thing from a public servant standpoint,” Owens said. “We are accountable to the people. And so, whether we’re being filmed or not we should always act the same.”

Last year, 4,316 undocumented immigrants were arrested along the Northern border, according to data from U.S. border patrol.

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Mountain lion bites Colorado boy, 8, on head, injuries ‘serious,’ wildlife officials say

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An eight-year-old boy in Colorado suffered “serious” injuries Wednesday night after a mountain lion bit him on the head in his backyard, officials said.

The unnamed boy was playing with his brother on a trampoline around 7:30 p.m. at their home in Bailey, about 47 miles southwest of Denver, when the boy ran to a neighboring house to visit a friend, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) said in a statement Thursday. As the boy ran across the yard, a mountain lion attacked and pinned the boy to the ground.

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“The kid was running and it probably triggered the lion’s natural response to a prey animal running,” Area Wildlife Manager Mark Lamb said. “We all hope that the child will be all right and you just hate to see this occur.”

The boy’s brother ran into the house to alert their father, who ran outside and scared the mountain lion away, officials said. The boy was rushed to a hospital with serious injuries. He remained in the hospital overnight.

The mountain lion was described as “of smaller size,” officials said. It was unclear whether it was male or female.

CPW workers said they set up a cage trap for the animal and searched the area for about two hours with a team of dogs but were unable to track the mountain lion. The pursuit was expected to continue Thursday.

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Any wildlife that attacks a human must be put down for the public’s safety, according to wildlife policy in the state.

There have been three mountain lion attacks on humans this year, CPW said. Since 1990, there have been 22 attacks, with three of them resulting in deaths.

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