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Elmo in Times Square busted for groping 14-year-old tourist: police

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A perv dressed as Elmo grabbed a 14-year-old girl’s buttocks after she approached him for a photo in Times Square, police said Sunday.

Inocente Andrade-Pacheco, 54, was cuffed around 6:45 p.m. Saturday for allegedly groping the teenage tourist on Broadway near West 46th Street as she posed for the picture with him and her parents.

The costumed creeper was charged with forcible touching and acting in a manner injurious to a child.

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He was released on his own recognizance at his arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court Sunday night.

Prosecutors had asked for $7,500 in bail. They said multiple witnesses saw the miscreant Muppet grope the girl. Andrade-Pacheco denied grabbing her through his legal aid attorney.

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The lawyer argued that his client — who lives in Passaic, NJ., with his wife and child — has strong ties to his community and no prior convictions.

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Florida day care worker charged in death of 2-year-old left in hot van, officials say

A Florida day care worker, who reportedly failed to follow protocol and switched off a safety alarm in the van she was driving, has been charged in the July death of a 2-year-old boy who’d been left in the sweltering vehicle for hours.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office arrested Engrid Thurston, 46, on Friday. She has been charged with aggravated manslaughter in the death of Noah Sneed.

Thurston reportedly was released on bond Saturday.

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The Broward Sheriff’s Office arrested Engrid Thurston, 46, on Friday. She has been charged with aggravated manslaughter in the July death of Noah Sneed.  (Broward Sheriff’s Office)

Detectives said Thurston picked up Sneed and other children on July 29, adding that she had disengaged a safety alarm in the van that would have alerted her if she left anyone behind.

FLORIDA BOY, 2, DIED IN SWELTERING VAN AT DAYCARE CENTER AFTER DRIVER TURNED OFF SAFETY ALARM, REPORT SAYS

Thurston allegedly shut off the alarm – which would make a sound if passengers were left inside – before letting children out of the van that day.

Sneed was found dead in the parking lot of Ceressa’s Daycare & Preschool in Oakland Park on July 29 after he’d been left inside the vehicle for more than five hours as temperatures soared to around 93 degrees, the Miami Herald reported.

A medical examiner reportedly determined Sneed died of hyperthermia.

HOUSTON DAYCARE BUS DRIVER CHARGED OVER DEATH OF 3-YEAR-OLD IN 113-DEGREE VEHICLE

Sneed’s family was happy to hear an arrest had been made in the case, WPLG reported.

“This was a situation that could have been avoided, if proper procedures and protocol was followed,” Shatavia Symonette, Noah’s aunt, said. “Someone is to blame for it. It was a careless mistake, and we just want to make sure that it doesn’t happen to anybody else.”

Symonette added, “We have no idea [why the alarm was turned off], and those are the questions that we’re still asking.”

If convicted, Thurston could face a possible life sentence for the charge of aggravated manslaughter of a child.

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It was not immediately known if Thurston had an attorney.

Fox News’ Kira Grant and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Remains of missing California mother of 3 discovered, husband arrested, sheriff’s office says

A search for a missing California mother of three came to a grisly end on Friday after her remains were discovered and her husband was arrested, according to officials.

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday on Facebook that Anthony Gumina, 44, was initially arrested on an outstanding no-bail warrant for domestic violence.

Detectives then simultaneously conducted a search warrant Friday in the Pleasant Valley area of El Dorado County, where they discovered what is believed to be the remains of 33-year-old Heather Gumina, his wife.

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Anthony Gumina, left, was arrested for homicide after the remains of his wife, Heather Waters, were discovered Friday, officials said. (El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office)

“Following the discovery, EDSO detectives arrested Anthony Gumina for homicide,” the sheriff’s office said.

MOM OF CALIFORNIA WOMAN MISSING FOR TWO WEEKS SAYS SHE’S ‘DYING INSIDE’

Gumina – who was also known as Heather Waters – is a 33-year-old mother of three from the Pleasant Valley area, located about 50 miles east of Sacramento.

She had not been seen since July 15, when she was released from the hospital after being treated for a broken collarbone. She spoke to her mother after spending the night at the hospital and complained she was released too soon.

Her mother, Joanna Russel, told FOX40 on Saturday that family members always feared this would have been the end result, and were heartbroken on Saturday.

“We’re super sad about what happened and I don’t know if we’re ever going to be OK,” Russel told FOX40. “I miss my daughter.”

CALIFORNIA MOTHER OF 3 MISSING FOR A WEEK, HAD RECENTLY BROKEN COLLARBONE, FAMILY SAYS

Russel, who described her daughter as one of the “most giving, loyal people,” said the grim discovery weeks later was devastating.

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Heather Gumina, also known as Heather Waters, was reported missing in Northern California in July. (El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office)

“I’m going to grieve for a very long time,” she told FOX40. “It’s like the world’s worst nightmare.”

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The sheriff’s office released a photo of Anthony Gumina under arrest, sitting down on what appeared to be a curb. Officials said in order to protect the integrity of their homicide investigation, not further information is being released at this time.

But while officials claim to have evidence linking Gumina to his wife’s death, a family member told FOX40 he believes the 44-year-old is innocent.

“I’m 100 percent positive that he didn’t do it,” Robert Shawaluk, a cousin of the Gumina, said Saturday. “He did nothing wrong. He loved her. He loved his wife. And for them to arrest him when he cooperated the whole time. He did nothing but cooperate with the cops.”

Fox News’ Christina Coleman contributed to this report.

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MIT Media Lab director resigns after report on financial ties to Jeffrey Epstein

A top official at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) resigned Saturday after acknowledging this past week that he went around the university’s official designation of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein as a  “disqualified” donor and continued to accept gifts from him for a prestigious research lab.

Joichi Ito, the director of the Media Lab at MIT, admitted that he accepted a $525,000 donation from Epstein after he pleaded guilty in 2008 to solicitation of prostitution involving an underage victim, according to a report by The New Yorker‘s Ronan Farrow.

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Joichi Ito, director of MIT Media Lab, speaks during a press conference in Tokyo, Japan, on Friday, July 8, 2016. Dentsu Inc., Japan’s dominant advertising agency, launched a specialized digital marketing company Dentsu Digtial Inc. today. Photographer: Akio Kon/Bloomberg via Getty Images (Getty Images)

“After giving the matter a great deal of thought over the past several days and weeks, I think that it is best that I resign as Director of the Media Lab and as a Professor and employee of the Institute, effective immediately,” Ito said in an email to the provost and president of the university that he shared with The New York Times.

MIT President L. Rafael Reif said he had requested an independent investigation to address the “deeply disturbing allegations about the engagement between individuals at the Media Lab and Jeffrey Epstein.” Reif disclosed last month that the school took about $800,000 from Epstein over 20 years. That announcement followed the resignation of two prominent researchers from Media Lab over the revelations of Epstein’s ties to the Cambridge University.

RONAN FARROW CLAIMS MIT CONCEALED JEFFREY EPSTEIN DONATIONS FOLLOWING SEX OFFENDER CONVICTION

However, the New Yorker reported that Epstein, a Level 3 registered sex offender at the time, arranged at least $7.5 million in donations. That amount included a $2 million gift from Microsoft founder Bill Gates and a $5.5 million donation from investor Leon Black, with Epstein acting as a sort of proxy for the funds, according to emails dated October 2014 which were reviewed by The New Yorker.

A spokesperson for Gates told the magazine that these allegations were “completely false,” and Black declined to comment.

“[T]he acceptance of the Epstein gifts involved a mistake of judgment,” Reif said in a statement. “We are actively assessing how best to improve our policies, processes and procedures to fully reflect MIT’s values and prevent such mistakes in the future. Our internal review process continues, and what we learn from it will inform the path ahead.”

Internal emails and correspondence between MIT administrative officials also revealed how university officials went to great lengths to conceal Epstein’s identity on subsequent gifts, while simultaneously accepting high dollar donations from other wealthy donors that Epstein had convinced to contribute to the prestigious university program.

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Still, MIT staff members in Ito’s office refrained from using Epstein’s name when scheduling meetings with him, instead referring to him only by his initials. Signe Swenson, a former development associate and alumni coordinator at the lab who resigned in 2015 because of Epstein’s continued involvement, told the magazine that donations from the financier had to be kept “anonymous” and that some staff in Ito’s office called Epstein “Voldemort” or “he who must not be named,” a reference to the villain of the “Harry Potter” book series.

Epstein was found dead in his cell on Aug. 10 at a New York City prison and his death was ruled a suicide. The 66-year-old was awaiting trial on federal sex trafficking charges. Prosecutors allege Epstein paid girls as young as 14 years old hundreds of dollars in cash for massages before molesting them at his homes in New York and Palm Beach, Fla., from 2002 through 2005.

Fox News’ Lucia I. Suarez Sang and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Daniel Linskey: Our safety threatened because too few people want to be cops – Here’s how to solve the problem

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Leaders and citizens across America are debating the role of police officers and departments in our cities. This is a good thing.

Both residents and police stand to benefit from improved standards, better training and more engagement between officers and the communities they serve.

To be successful, this discussion and any subsequent reforms must also address a recent decline in police officer applications and recruitment. Many departments are already struggling to maintain the minimum staffing levels needed to safeguard communities.

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In 1986, the year I joined the Boston Police Department, more than 15,000 people took the Massachusetts Municipal and MBTA Transit Police Officer Exam. The BPD sorted through more than 2,000 applicants for 180 openings. The department had to turn away many applicants with perfect exam scores.

At that time, police jobs were in high demand for obvious reasons. Cops earned a solid salary and had job security. And, after 32 years on the job, they earned a guaranteed pension.

There were families who had members who served over two or three generations. Fathers and mothers worked hard to get their children to follow in their footsteps. Tenured firefighters would leave a 10-year career to join the police academy for its perceived financial benefits.

Few jobs could compete with that. But times have changed.

Today, about two-thirds of police departments throughout the country have seen declines in officer applications. The total number of sworn full-time officers serving in the U.S. decreased by more than 23,000 between 2013 and 2016. As a result, more departments face serious personnel shortfalls, just as a larger number of current officers retire.

What has changed? Why do fewer people want to become cops?

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Part of the answer is the economy. Many cities had to slow down or freeze police hiring during the Great Recession and they’re having a hard time competing in today’s booming job market.

Today, about two-thirds of police departments throughout the country have seen declines in officer applications. The total number of sworn full-time officers serving in the U.S. decreased by more than 23,000 between 2013 and 2016.

On top of that, the nature of the broader workforce has changed. Incentives like long-term job security and exceptional retirement benefits are not as compelling today. Working flex hours, sometimes from home with weekends off, sounds better than being ordered to work your fourth double in a row on Saturday night.

Another factor is the unprecedented amount of scrutiny placed on officers.

To be clear, accountability for cops is essential. No reasonable person wants bad conduct to go unreported or unnoticed. But, any teacher, banker, plumber, accountant or doctor would be hesitant to start a career knowing they’ll have strangers’ cellphone cameras pointed at them throughout their workday.

Police departments deal with the practical impact of unfilled positions in different ways. Some have started requiring current officers to work more overtime. Some have relaxed previously stringent rules, like residency requirements or bans on tattoos and prior marijuana use. Others now advertise department openings in markets on the other side of the country.

None of these solutions are sustainable. At best, they are Band-Aids. What’s needed is a paradigm shift: We need to change much of what it means to be a police officer in America.

Today, many police departments have begun rebranding themselves. As part of that effort, they should make clear that they are looking for different types of officers.

This is about more than hiring cops from different backgrounds, though diversity is an important consideration. Departments should tell the public that they’re not only looking to find the toughest or most physically strong applicants. After all, being a good cop is about more than breaking down doors. Instead, they need people who can engage their communities and earn the trust of the people they serve.

As with any complicated problem, there is no silver bullet. But one thing is certain: the old approach isn’t working. Cops matter and enticing new entries into the ranks is essential to sustain safety and address concerns that have undermined community trust.

In places where it’s workable, police departments could start offering short-term contracts. If police service could be seen as one chapter among many in someone’s professional life, it would expand candidate pools and give more people an opportunity to serve their neighborhoods. And, it would better reflect the 21st century job market.

Thinking more creatively, city governments with budget challenges might also consider combining police, firefighting and emergency medical services.

A one-stop shop for responders, where employees can answer the call in any situation, likely wouldn’t work in Boston or New York. But it could help address both budget and staffing concerns in small towns and rural communities.

As with any complicated problem, there is no silver bullet. But one thing is certain: the old approach isn’t working.

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Cops matter and enticing new entries into the ranks is essential to sustain safety and address concerns that have undermined community trust.

Leaders need to change their thinking and agree that tomorrow’s police departments won’t look like the ones we had yesterday. That’s both a challenge and an amazing opportunity.

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American Airlines mechanic accused of sabotage was fired by Alaska Airlines over mistakes: report

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An American Airlines mechanic accused of tampering with the navigation system on a flight scheduled from Miami to the Bahamas had reportedly been fired from Alaska Airlines a decade ago after a series of performance issues.

Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani. 60, was arrested by the FBI on Thursday and charged with willfully damaging, destroying or disabling an aircraft after he allegedly obstructed a tube underneath the cockpit with foam.

Pilots on Flight 2834 discovered the problem through an aircraft warning system before they took off in July.

AMERICAN AIRLINES MECHANIC ALLEGEDLY TAMPERED WITH PLANE IN MIAMI TO DELAY OR CANCEL FLIGHT

Alani reportedly said he was upset over stalled contract negotiations between the airline and the mechanics union, but stated he didn’t want to hurt anyone. He had hoped to force the flight to be delayed or canceled so he could collect overtime pay, he reportedly said.

Alani had been with American since 1988 and simultaneously worked for Alaska from 1998 until he was fired in 2008 after several maintenance mistakes, some that led to Federal Aviation Administration investigations, according to court documents from an unsuccessful discrimination lawsuit Alani filed that Business Insider obtained.

His mechanic’s license was also briefly suspended by the FAA, according to the court documents.

Alani hadn’t had any major performance or disciplinary problems with American until he was suspended after his arrest.

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During the lawsuit, Alaska said it found at least three instances when Alani was clocked in for American and Alaska at the same time, according to Business Insider.

Aviation experts said passengers were likely not at risk due to Alani’s tampering.

Alani was in federal court Friday and is scheduled to be arraigned Sept. 20.

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Possible gun sale at Florida high school triggers arrests

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Several schools in Hernando County, Florida, were on lockdown and four people were arrested Thursday morning after reports of a gun on a high school campus, police said.

School officials at Hernando High School were alerted that two people were observed potentially exchanging or participating in a gun sale on campus.

The suspects were arrested off-campus, police said.

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No one was threatened and there were no injuries, ABC News reported.

Out an abundance of caution, Parrot Middle School, Brooksville Elementary School and the Hernando School District Office remained on lockdown until around 10:30 a.m.

During the lockdown, which lasted over an hour, students were not allowed to leave the premises or be picked up by parents and staff members were not responding to phone calls, according to the high school’s Facebook page.

Students at the high school were allowed to proceed to classes after the lockdown was lifted.

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Hernando County Sherrif Al Nienhuis released a video statement assuring parents and members of the community that the gun that was on campus had been found but the investigation was still ongoing.

“It will be hours, days, maybe weeks before we get to the bottom of it, doing subpoenas and searches, but I’m happy to report we do have the gun. We do have the gun that was the subject of the initial complaint,” Nienhaus said at a news conference.

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Oregon man who targeted ex-friend with dog poop bomb avoids prison

An Oregon man who targeted his former friend with an improvised dog poop-filled bomb avoided prison Tuesday when he was sentenced to three years probation.

Robb Alexander Stout, 49, admitted to filling a plastic toolbox with dog feces and timing it to explode when the victim opened it, The Oregonian reported.

Stout pleaded guilty to unlawful manufacture of a destructive device and to being a felon in possession of a firearm and delivery of methamphetamine.

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The device was put on the back of a Camaro owned by Stout’s former friend on April 16. When it exploded, it sounded “like an M80 going off and the dog scat was blown out of the toolbox,” investigators said.

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Robb Alexander Stout,49, was sentenced Tuesday to three years probation faces for rigging a feces-filled toolbox to explode on a former friend. (Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office)

The friend wasn’t hurt. Stout said he and the victim used to make similar explosives together and he didn’t think making the device was a crime.

The pair had a falling out when Stout believed the friend had no intention of giving back some tools he borrowed.

“I guess the right way would have been to get a police officer involved,” he said. “It was just made to hurt his ego and give me my stuff back, like a wake-up call.”

The paper reported the victim left Tuesday’s court proceedings early and still feared for his safety.

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Stout had 14 previous convictions for drugs and eluding police, the paper reported. As part of his probation, the court ordered him to complete drug treatment, stay away from the victim and avoid making explosive devices or fireworks.

Prosecutors took into consideration Stout’s lack of convictions for violent acts and his behavior since he was released from jail several months ago.

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Drunk Marine breaks into Florida home, tells owner to ‘go back to sleep,’ cops say

A drunk 19-year-old Marine broke into a Florida home Tuesday and made himself at home, cooking and eating food and telling the homeowner to “go back to sleep,” police alleged.

Gavin Crim broke into the Dunedin, Fla., home just after 4 a.m. and immediately began making something to eat, the Marine Times reported.

When the alarmed homeowner found him, Crim allegedly said: “Go back to sleep.”

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Gavin Crim, 19, allegedly broke into a home and began cooking.  (Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office)

Instead of catching more shut-eye, the homeowner threatened to call the police, prompting Crim to dash out of the home, police said.

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Authorities eventually found him hiding in a wooded, swampy area behind the property, about 20 miles from Tampa.

Investigators said he was under the influence of alcohol. He was charged with felony burglary of an occupied dwelling and bonded out of the Pinellas County jail.

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Girlfriend of missing Connecticut mom Jennifer Dulos’ estranged husband turns herself into police

The girlfriend of the Connecticut man whose estranged wife vanished months ago turned herself in to police on Thursday, just a day after the man was arrested and charged with an additional count of tampering with or fabricating evidence related to the disappearance of his wife, Jennifer Dulos.

Connecticut State Police confirmed to Fox News that the girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, will face additional charges in the missing woman case, but did not specify what they were.

Fotis Dulos has maintained his innocence regarding his estranged wife’s disappearance, despite newly released evidence and police interviews in which Troconis allegedly admitted “she had not been truthful” when they had questioned her previously.

JENNIFER DULOS’ ESTRANGED HUSBAND ARRESTED FOR SECOND TIME IN CONNECTION TO WIFE’S DISAPPEARANCE

“Michelle is presumed innocent and she should be,” said her attorney, Andrew Bowman, on Thursday. “We’re letting the judgment in this case rest in the jury’s hands.”

Police said Fotis Dulos apparently had been “lying in wait” at his wife’s home, according to the 43-page warrant application for Dulos obtained by Fox News on Wednesday. Police claimed the crime and cleanup occurred between 8:05 a.m. and 10:25 a.m. May 24, the day she vanished.

Dulos, after he was released on $500,000 bond Wednesday, told reporters, “It’s an exhausting fight. I love my children.”

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Fotis Dulos was charged with an additional count of tampering with or fabricating evidence related to the disappearance of his wife, Jennifer Dulos. (New Canaan Police Department via AP)

FOTIS DULOS WAS ‘LYING IN WAIT’ FOR ESTRANGED WIFE, POLICE SAY; HIS LAWYER ASKS, ‘WHERE’S THE MURDER CHARGE?’

Troconis allegedly told police in an Aug. 13 interview that she had not seen Dulos on the morning of May 24, contradicting prior statements, and revealed that she was with Fotis Dulos when he cleaned “spilled coffee” out of a truck he was driving that morning. She admitted the “stained towel he had been using to clean the truck” did not smell like coffee at all, according to the arrest warrant for Dulos.

Troconis allegedly told police she believed he had his truck washed because the body of his wife was “at some point” in there.

“Our hearts go out to Ms. Troconis. We are confident that she will, in the end, tell the truth at trial,” Dulos’ attorney, Norm Pattis, told Fox News in a statement Wednesday. “The state is a terrifying enemy, but a clean conscience is a powerful ally.”

Pattis said his client would plead not guilty to new charges against him when he’s scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 12.

Dulos and Troconis were first arrested in early June and pleaded not guilty to evidence-tampering and hindering prosecution. They were released on bail. Both have denied any involvement in the disappearance of Jennifer Dulos.

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Jennifer Dulos’ body has yet to be found over three months after she dropped her kids off at school in New Cannan, never to be heard from again. Fotis and Jennifer Dulos were in the midst of a bitter divorce and custody battle over their five children — three boys and two girls ranging in ages from 8 to 13.

In the wake of her disappearance, a judge granted Jennifer’s mother, Gloria Farber, custody of the couple’s children. Fotis Dulos, who was under GPS monitoring, was prohibited from having contact with the kids.

Fox News’ Laura Ingle and Maria Paronich contributed to this report.

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