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124-year-old Catholic church in Texas burns to the ground

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A historic 124-year-old Roman Catholic church in a rural Texas farming town that serves 244 families burned to the ground on Monday.

Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives along with the State Fire Marshal’s Office continued to sift through the rubble and investigate what sparked the fire at the Church of the Visitation in Westphalia. Investigators said there were no injuries.

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Insurance adjusters estimated that the damages to the building, said to have been the largest all-wood church in the state, could reach $4 million, KWTX reported. The church was built in 1895 and included some 20 stained-glass windows that had been imported from Germany.

“I am saddened for the people of Westphalia who have suffered this tremendous loss,” Bishop Joe S. Vásquez said, according to a Facebook post by the Diocese of Austin. “I am grateful for all the firefighters and departments that responded to the fire. Please join me in keeping the people of this historic parish in your prayers today as they try to piece together this tragedy.”

The congregation had been planning a celebration for the 125th anniversary of the church, which was constructed around a Latin cross and flanked by bell towers on either side.

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All that was saved as the flames consumed the structure was the tabernacle.

The church was accepting donations for rebuilding efforts.

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North Carolina police investigating whether school bus driver helped coordinate shooting at teen

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North Carolina authorities are investigating whether a school bus driver set up a hit on a 17-year-old high schooler, according to media reports.

A search warrant states that Durham police are looking at the driver in connection with the May 29 incident. The driver, who was not named, has not been charged with a crime, The News & Observer reported.

The unnamed teen had gotten off a Durham Public Schools bus when gunshots rang out. Several males were hiding nearby, according to the warrant. Some shots struck a home, but the teen ran away and was not injured.

The bus driver had gotten into a fight with one of the boy’s relatives before the shooting, authorities said, according to WTVD-TV in Raleigh.

Security video from the school bus appears to show the driver exchanging words with the teen before the shooting. The driver was also texting up until the teen exited the bus, the paper reported.

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Investigators suspect the driver could have “helped coordinate the assault,” the warrant states. He was fired the day after the shooting for texting while driving the bus, a school district official told the paper.

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Florida beekeeper says someone may have poisoned millions of his honey bees

A veteran Florida beekeeper thinks someone may have poisoned his honey bees and is offering $30,000 for information leading to the arrest of whoever’s responsible.

Horace Bell, 73, has maintained an apiary on a property near Deland, Fla. for years. But when he went to check on the bees last Sunday, he found millions of carcasses instead.

Bell, who has worked with bees for 60 years, noted that not everyone in the area is a fan of his bees and thinks someone is responsible.

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FILE: Honey bees cover a frame in a hive maintained by Bee Downtown. (The News & Observer via AP)

In addition to the carcasses, Bell said he saw plenty of bees struggling on the ground – leading him to believe they’ve been poisoned.

“They’re listless. We know what the hell is going on, we got some experience,” Bell said told the Northwest Florida Daily News.

BEEKEEPER’S WARM-WEATHER WARNING: ‘DO NOT BE FRIGHTENED’ OF SWARMING HONEYBEES

Bell keeps about 20,000 bees across Florida, approximately 1,000 of which are the DeLand property. He’s reportedly taking the hives approximately 150 miles to Fort Pierce for safekeeping.

A state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services inspector visited Bell’s property on Monday to investigate.

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According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, honey bees are responsible for pollinating “one in every three bites of food we take and increase our nation’s crop values each year by more than $15 billion.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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As federal government restores capital punishment, Pennsylvania pushes to end it

PHILADELPHIA — Vicki Schieber is a mother on a mission: her 23-year-old daughter, Shannon, was brutally murdered in her brownstone apartment by a serial rapist in 1998 while attending the University of Pennsylvania.

But she has spent the past two decades trying to keep her daughter’s killer alive.

Schieber, 75, has become a fierce advocate to abolish the death penalty. She said many told her she should push for her daughter’s killer to be executed — but she found that cruel and inhumane. So she embarked on a crusade to end capital punishment.

“We didn’t want to put him to death,” said Schieber, “It wasn’t going to help us heal.”

Instead, the Schieber’s, Vicki and Sylvester, 73, made a promise.

“We won’t rest until the death penalty is abolished in the state Shannon was born [Maryland], and that state she died [Pennsylvania].”

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Vicki Schieber shares the story of her daughter, Shannon’s murder. (Fox News / Talia Kirkland)

Pennsylvania recently became the latest state pushing to abolish the death penalty. New Hampshire abolished the death penalty this year, making it the 21st state to formally abandon capital punishment. In California, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania, the death penalty remains effectively frozen by a governor or court-issued moratorium.

But this puts these states at odd with the federal government. Just last week, the Trump administration announced plans to resume executing federal prisoners awaiting the death penalty — ending a 16-year moratorium on the practice. Many supporters said the move was necessary, citing that delays in carrying out death sentences are unfair to the relatives of victims.

Shannon’s story

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Shannon and her younger brother Sean Schieber sitting in their childhood home in Maryland. (Provided to Fox News)

Shannon Schieber was president of her 1992 high school graduating class. She finished Duke University in just three years with a triple major in philosophy, economics, and math. She was brilliant and compassionate, her mother said.

But when forced with the difficult decision to persue the death penalty in retaliation for her daughter’s murder, she declined. Maryland ended capital publishment in 2013 and she is now urging Pennsylvania to do the same.

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner also vows to try to end the death penalty in the state.

Earlier this month, Krasner asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to declare the state’s death penalty system unconstitutional; citing a study conducted by his office that revealed 72 percent of Philadelphia death sentences were overturned during post-conviction review between 1978 and 2017, most due to ineffective legal representation.

ARKANSAS JUDGE ASKS COURT TO ALLOW HIM TO HEAR DEATH PENALTY-RELATED CASES AGAIN

His declaration against the death penalty comes after a bipartisan report released by Pennsylvania’s General Assembly Joint State Government Commission condemned the practice citing that the death penalty was applied unevenly across the commonwealth, affected by factors like race and county.

“It is a broken system,” said Marc Bookman, co-director of the Atlantic Center for Capital Representation. “You cannot say a system works when we have people serving any amount of time on death row, that are innocent, that in itself is an incredible injustice.”

Bookman, who worked in the homicide unit of the Defender Association of Philadelphia before beginning the non-profit, said he saw too many defendants sentenced to death row due to low resourced counsel.

“Quality of counsel and resources should not determine who receives death sentences and who does not,” said Bookman, “that’s just not what our founding fathers intended.”

However, the Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Association (PDAA) released a statement supporting the death penalty. The group said the practice not only meets constitutional standards by appropriately channeling the discretion of prosecutors and sentencing authorities but also is only executed when the facts of a case meet the narrowest requirements by law.

“If a crime is so hideous that it calls for the death penalty, it should be available,” said Francis Chardo, the district attorney of Dolphin County.

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO RESUME CAPITAL PUNISHMENT, SCHEDULE EXECUTIONS FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 2003

“The appeals process is a long one, we have safeguards put into place because this is a very severe, and irreversible penalty,” said Chardo, “but at some point, there has to be finality to the system.”

“All murders are not the same,” says Chardo. “[Capital punishment] it’s reserved for premeditated first-degree murder cases where there are aggravated circumstances that warrant such a decision.”

Supreme Court could decide

Krasner is requesting the high court to invoke its King’s Bench power to address systemic problems in the state’s death penalty and to “hold that the death penalty, as it has been applied, violates the Pennsylvania Constitution’s ban on cruel punishments.”

The Supreme Court will hear oral argument on the matter in September.

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If the death penalty in Pennsylvania is struck down, Schieber says her days as an advocate could come to an end.

“I can finally go home,” said Schieber, “and tell my daughter we did it, we got rid of the death penalty in Pennsylvania.”

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2 mothers active in Chicago’s anti-violence movement among those shot dead in weekend violence

Two women who volunteered for an anti-violence group trying to stop gun violence in Chicago were among those shot to death in weekend violence.

Chantell Grant and Andrea Stoudemire were both mothers in addition to volunteers for the group “Mothers Against Senseless Killings” that worked with other moms to thwart violence on the city’s South Side.

Both were working as peacekeepers at a corner where members of the group often stood watch in the neighborhood of Englewood on Friday night when they were shot dead after someone opened fire from an SUV, according to police.

CHICAGO WEEKEND SHOOTINGS LEAVE 8 DEAD, 40 WOUNDED

The 26-year-old Grant was a mother to three young children, while the 35-year-old Stoudemire was a mother of two.

The Chicago Police Department said officers found both women down on the sidewalk after a blue SUV drove up and opened fire. A 58-year-old man suffered a graze wound.

Mothers Against Senseless Killings founder Tamar Manasseh called the women’s death’s “terrifying” and “heartbreaking.”

Members of the group had vowed four years ago to take back the corner and keep it safe for women and children after a previous murder there, patrolling the area for the entire summer, WLS-TV reported. Besides hosting barbeques, members of the group told WLS their constant presence was to help deter violence.

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“It is sacred ground, as far as we’re concerned,” MASK member Maria Pike told the television station. “This was a haven that was built by moms.”

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Chantell Grant and Andrea Stoudemire were shot to death on a while out volunteering as peacekeepers in a neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side on Friday. (FOX 32)

A 58-year-old man was also injured in the shooting and suffered a graze wound, FOX32 reported.

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A GoFundMe campaign has already raised over $9,000 for a reward to anyone who has information on the deadly shooting.

As of Tuesday, Chicago police say no arrests have been made in connection to the killings.

Authorities said a total of 48 people were shot over the weekend, eight of them fatally.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Gun purchases in New York will now take longer, after gov signs new law

A new law in New York extends the waiting period for certain gun purchases from three days to 30 days.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the law Monday and it takes effect in September.

Under existing federal law, gun dealers must wait three days before completing a sale if someone is not instantly approved by the federal National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

The sale could proceed even if the background check was not finished.

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New York gun buyers will now have to wait 30 days for the background check.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo delivers a speech on July 18, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Heins/Getty Images)

Cuomo and Democratic lawmakers said the extended background check will give law enforcement the time it needs to complete a thorough investigation, Syracuse.com reported.

“Stronger background checks will help keep guns away from dangerous people,” said Sen Michael Ginaris, D-Queens, Senate sponsor of the bill.

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Tom King, president of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, said the new law isn’t necessary. The three-day waiting period worked well, he said, and lawmakers extended for reasons that were largely political.

“This is just feel-good legislation,” he said. “This is something that the governor and the politicians are saying will make you safer. That’s hogwash.”

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Cuomo also signed a bill banning bump stocks. A federal bump stock ban took effect in March.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Missouri man finds infant’s mummified body in dead mom’s freezer decades after mistaking box for wedding cake

A Missouri man cleaning out the freezer of his recently deceased mother made a grisly discovery Saturday night when he found the mummified body of an infant — who he believes might be his sister — in a box that for decades he thought held a wedding cake.

Adam Smith, 37, moved into his mother’s apartment in the 6000 block of Magnolia, St. Louis to care for her shortly after she was diagnosed with cancer and, after her death last week, he decided to clean out the residence she called home for years.

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Smith was going through the freezer when he found a box that he had seen sitting in the unit for decades — a box his mother always told him not to touch, FOX2 reported. Assuming it was frozen wedding cake or some similar sentimental item, he opened it.

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Adam Smith, 37, opened a wrapped box (pictured left) that had been left in his mother’s freezer (pictured right) for as long as he can remember.  (Adam Smith)

“There was a pink blanket, baby blanket, and when I reached down and touched it I could feel a foot,” Smith said, adding he “could see the baby’s head with hair — hair was still attached to it, smooth.”

Police arrived the next day to investigate what they are calling a suspicious death.

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Smith will have to wait for an autopsy report to confirm the identity of the victim but he told FOX2 he suspects the body might be that of his older sister. He recalled his mother speaking about losing a child at birth and was even told by a relative that she gave birth to twins, one of whom she gave up for adoption and one of whom died.

“Who absolutely keeps their own child in a box for this long and never talk about it,” he said. “I just have so many thoughts and it’ s just insane. I have to wait for the autopsy to see if that baby ever took a breath and I can not help it to think she might have done something to it. I just can’t help it.”

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Smith said the discovery may have come too late, and he worries he’ll never get “closure” regarding the infant’s death now that his mother is gone.

“I’m 37 and it has been in my freezer for 37 years and I was always told it was a wedding cake top,” Smith told KSDK. “My mom has always been secretive about things, about life.”

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New York man charged in grizzly Instagram murder pleads not guilty, eerily similar family trauma revealed

A 21-year-old New York man who allegedly killed his girlfriend and then posted photos of the grizzly murder on social media pleaded not guilty Monday.

Brandon Clark was arraigned on second-degree murder charges in the death of Bianca Devins, 17. Clark was indicted in the slaying July 23 in Oneida County, New York, Syracuse.com reported.

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Brandon Clark pleaded not guilty on Monday to second-degree murder charges in the death of Bianca Devins.

District Attorney Scott McNamara previously said his office will likely treat Devins’ murder as a case of “extreme emotional disturbance” after the investigation’s initial results suggested Clark didn’t plan her death.

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Utica Police said in a press release July 15 that Clark and Devins met through Instagram in the spring, spent time together and were at some point “acquainted with each other’s families.”

The two are believed to have attended a concert in New York City on July 13 and got into an argument after Devins reportedly kissed another man, investigators said. When they arrived back in Utica on Sunday morning, officials said they drove to a spot on a dead-end street and continued arguing and, at some point, Clark allegedly used a large knife to kill Devins.

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Clark was accused of murdering Devins — apparently after she kissed someone else at a concert in New York City, police said. (Oneida County Sheriff’s Office)

Authorities began receiving calls reporting the murder after photos of the 17-year-old’s body started appearing online. Officers were trying to find Devins when Clark called 911 to report himself, police said.

When police responded, they said Clark was stabbing himself in the neck, causing severe injuries. He then allegedly laid down on a green tarp — under which Devins’ body was located — and took selfies before officers took him into custody, authorities said.

FLASHBACK: NEW YORK MAN KILLS GIRLFRIEND, POSTS PICS ONLINE AFTER SHE REPORTEDLY KISSED OTHER MAN AT CONCERT, COPS SAY

McNamara previously told WKTV “the belief is that she kissed somebody at the concert and that’s what upset him,” but the district attorney said he has “a very hard time understanding how anybody can justify taking another young person’s life because they kissed somebody else.”

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It’s also recently emerged that, years before Devins died, Clark’s father allegedly held his mother hostage at knifepoint for 10 hours during a standoff with police and a SWAT team, Syracuse.com reported. Court records obtained by the news outlet said the man, Jason Clark, threatened to kill his wife, Michelle, because he thought she was cheating on him.

Clark, who was around 12 years old at the time, was reportedly not present during the incident.

If convicted in Devins’ death, Clark faces up to 25 years in prison.

Fox News’ Paulina Dedaj and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Ohio middle school students prank teacher allergic to bananas, send her to the hospital

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A group of middle-schoolers in Ohio sent their art teacher with a deadly banana allergy to the hospital after intentionally smearing banana peels on her door and doorknob and throwing bananas at her while she sat in her classroom, a new report said.

A group of three students—between 12 or 13-years-old who attend school in Columbus, Ohio, allegedly carried out the prank during lunchtime in November 2018.

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Columbus’ Fox 28 reported– citing a police report– that students at the Starling K-8 school knew the unidentified teacher had a deadly food allergy. The teacher’s classroom door also had a “Banana Free Zone” sign that warns students to wash their hands if they come in contact with the fruit.

“All of the kids know she’s deathly allergic to bananas,” a security officer told the police. “If it touches her, she will go into anaphylactic shock.”

According to the school security officer, the teacher went into anaphylactic shock within 15 minutes of the incident, was administered two EpiPens and was rushed to the hospital where she recovered.

The three students were put on probation through juvenile court. It was unclear what, if any charges the juveniles faced. It was also unclear on what punishment they faced at the school.

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The Columbus Police Department said felony assaults on teachers were on the rise in 2019, with more than 30 cases documented since January. Officers responded to 65 felony assaults on city school campuses in 2017, which was nearly three times the amount of assaults from the year before, Fox 28 reported.

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Teen killed at the Gilroy festival stayed behind to walk with relative with cane, family says

A 13-year-old girl who was killed by a gunman at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Northern California on Sunday may have inadvertently saved another relative’s life by staying behind amid the shooting to walk with a relative who uses a cane, the family said.

Keyla Salazar, 13, was identified late Monday by the Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office, as the third victim fatally shot by a 19-year-old gunman while attending the Gilroy Garlic Festival.

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A man in his 20s, a 6-year-old and Salazar were killed when Santino William Legan, 19, open-fired at the festival Sunday before turning his “AK-47-type assault rifle” at responding officers. Legan was fatally shot by police. At least 11 others were injured.

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Keyla Salazar, 13, was one of three people killed when a gunman open-fired at an outdoor food festival in northern California over the weekend. (GoFundMe)

Salazar’s aunt, Katiuska Vargas, told the Associated Press Monday that her niece was eating ice cream with family members when they heard gunshots and began to flee. Salazar stayed behind to keep pace with a relative who uses a cane and was shot with a bullet that otherwise might have hit the woman she was waiting for, Vargas said.

A local car dealership in Gilroy started a GoFundMe page to raise money for Salazar’s parents after her death. Bob Mann, the page’s organizer, wrote that South County Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram staff support the festival every year.

“Together we can help with this heartbreaking loss,” Mann wrote. The page had raised over $22,000 as of Monday night, nearing the halfway point of its $50,000 goal. Family and friends shared the crowdsourcing page to Facebook Monday to ask for donations.

“Please donate. She is my friends daughter and unfortunately lost her life in a senseless act. Please keep her family in your prayers,” Jeannette Godinez also wrote on Facebook.

The Gilroy Police department announced Monday that officers have served two search warrants associated with the suspect as police work to investigate what may have led Legan to carry out the horrific assault.

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The man in his 20s who was killed had been identified as Trevor Irby, 25, a recent graduate of Keuka College in upstate New York. Steven Romero, 6, of San Jose was also killed in the incident, the coroner’s officer said. Authorities said it is too early in the investigation to determine if the victims killed in the shooting were targeted by the gunman.

Fox News’ Greg Norman, Edmund DeMarche, Talia Kaplan and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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