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Navy Pier ‘chaos’ after Chicago fireworks show leaves 3 stabbed, 14 trampled: reports

At least three people were stabbed and more than a dozen injured in a subsequent stampede after panic broke out at Chicago’s Navy Pier on Thursday following a Fourth of July fireworks show, police said.

The stabbings came after an argument broke out on the pier around 10 p.m., Chicago police Sgt. Rocco Alioto said at a news conference. Police believe someone shouted “Gun!” in the crowd, causing people to panic, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

“Just chaos. Chaos. That’s all it was,” a 45-year-old woman visiting the pier told the newspaper. “We got separated from each other because everyone went in different directions when it started. But thank God, He got us all back together. That’s all that matters.”

“Just chaos. Chaos. That’s all it was.”

— Navy Pier visitor

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At least 14 people were hospitalized for non-life-threatening injuries suffered in the stampede, Alioto said. The three people with stab wounds were taken to local hospitals in serious-to-critical condition, Chicago’s WMAQ-TV reported.

Earlier reports that someone was also shot were false, police said. A fourth person,  who was originally believed to have been shot, actually suffered a bad puncture wound from banging into an overturned table as he fled the scene, police confirmed. That individual was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, but his condition was unknown, WMAQ reported.

It remained unclear what prompted the stabbings, and the victims were “not cooperating” with investigators, Alioto said. The investigation is ongoing.

Several children were separated from their parents in the uproar. Navy Pier’s Guest Services organized family reunifications, according to Chicago Scanner reporter Eric Tendian, who was tweeting updates as the incident unfolded. Thousands of others live-streaming from the pier showed a heavy police presence at the scene, according to the Sun-Times.

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People ride a wave swinger at Chicago’s Navy Pier, Friday, June 21, 2019. (Associated Press)

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Everyone who entered Navy Pier for the fireworks display had to go through a police checkpoint, Alioto said. The stabbings occurred outside the “secure” area of the pier, he said.

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Man arrested in shooting of Ex-NFL quarterback Anthony Wright, police say

A North Carolina man who police say shot former NFL quarterback Anthony Wright multiple times was arrested Wednesday, authorities said.

William Moses Hooker Jr., 46, was charged with attempted first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a felon, Concord police said.

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William Hooker Jr. was arrested in the shooting of Anthony Wright. (Concord Police Department)

The shooting occurred after an altercation between Hooker and Wright on Monday, police said. Officers arrived on the scene after a report of gunfire and found Wright with multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Sun Journal. Wright was rushed to the hospital and was reportedly in stable condition.

Witnesses told police that Wright, 43, got into a verbal spat with Hooker – who is the ex-boyfriend of Wright’s girlfriend. The incident occurred when Hooker showed up to drop off his daughter, the Sun Journal reported. The child was not hurt in the shooting.

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Hooker was released from jail on $150,000 bond, according to WSOC-TV. He is set to have a July 8 court appearance.

Wright played four seasons with the South Carolina Gamecocks from 1995 to 1998 before going to the NFL. In the pros, he played with the Dallas CowboysBaltimore RavensCincinnati Bengals and the New York Giants from 2000 to 2007.

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Anthony Wright #2 of the Baltimore Ravens passes the ball during the game against the Tennessee Titans in the NFL AFC Wild Card game on January 3, 2004 at the M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

He played in 31 games over the course of his career, including 19 starts. He threw for 3,590 passing yards and 20 touchdowns.

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Wright received a Super Bowl ring with the Giants after the team defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII in one of the biggest upsets in NFL history. He retired before the start of the following season due to a back injury.

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Woman upset with boyfriend uses his credit card to tip waitress $5,000, police say

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A New York woman upset with her boyfriend left a $5,000 tip on a $55 tab using his credit card, police said.

Serina Wolfe, 24, of Buffalo, was charged with grand theft after she put the gratuity on her bill at the Clear Sky Beach Cafe in Clearwater, Fla., police said. Wolfe was upset her boyfriend, Michael Crane, refused to buy her a return plane ticket to New York, the Tampa Bay Times reported, citing an affidavit.

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Crane had placed a hold on his credit card after the two fought but later removed the hold, according to the newspaper. Wolfe then allegedly used it for her meal.

Crane said Wolfe initially denied that charge was hers and he reported it to his credit card company. The company notified the restaurant but the eatery held already paid the $5,000 tip to the waitress, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

Wolf later admitted she was the one who gave the waitress the generous gratuity, according to the affidavit. Crane said Wolfe was either drunk or trying to get revenge.

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It’s unclear whether the waitress will be able to keep the cash.

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Unlicensed Nebraska midwife charged after baby dies following home birth

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An unlicensed Nebraska midwife was arrested Wednesday after a baby died following an unsuccessful delivery at home.

Angela Hock, 36, of Riverdale, was charged with negligent child abuse resulting in death after the baby died at an Omaha home on June 15, according to the Omaha World-Herald.

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Paramedics were called to the home at around 9:25 p.m. and they found Hock attempted to help Emily Noe, 25, deliver a breech baby in the home, the newspaper reported, citing a Douglas County affidavit. Noe was on her hands and knees as another woman held the partially undelivered baby.

The baby was eventually delivered by emergency personnel but wasn’t breathing and didn’t have a pulse, according to the World-Herald. The baby was taken to a neonatal intensive care unit at the hospital and placed on life support. Dr. Katherine Lessman, an OB-GYN who was on call at the hospital, said Noe told her she had been pushing for an hour before paramedics were called.

The baby was pronounced dead June 17.

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Noe told authorities her water broke at around 9 p.m. June 14 and Hock, who runs Nebraska Birth Keeper, arrived at 6 a.m. the next day, according to the affidavit. Hock asked whether Noe wanted to continue the delivery at home and told her she had training in delivering breech babies, the paper reported. Hock then called authorities after another half-hour.

Lessman told authorities she believed the birth was handled negligently.

“[Hock] placed the child in a situation that endangered her life … and deprived (her) of necessary medical care,” Deputy Douglas County Attorney Molly Keane said. “Her actions in doing so resulted in the death of this child.”

Investigators believe Noe paid Hock and Hock’s husband, Crayton, between $3,000 and $4,000 to handle midwife services, according to the World-Herald.

Chief Deputy County Attorney Brenda Beadle said this is the first time in her career she’s seen an unlicensed person being charged in connection with the death of a baby during a home birth.

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Hock was booked into the Douglas County Jail and is awaiting her first court appearance.

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Ice cream ‘licking’ video traced to Texas Walmart; suspect will face charges, police say

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Ice cream-maker Blue Bell continues to investigate after a viral video last week showed a suspect opening a container of the company’s ice cream inside a grocery store, licking the contents, and then returning the container to the store’s freezer.

Blue Bell believes the viral video was shot in a Walmart store in Lufkin, Texas. The company added that it had all tubs of its Tin Roof-flavor ice cream removed from the store as a precaution, according to a statement.

Meanwhile, the Lufkin Police Department said it plans to file “appropriate charges” against the suspect — dubbed the “Lufkin Licker” in some reports — when she is apprehended, according to a department Facebook post.

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On Wednesday the company said it believes it has identified the exact container that appears in the video.

“Based on security footage, the location and the inspection of the carton, we believe we may have recovered the half gallon that was tampered with,” Blue Bell said, according to Fort Worth’s KTXA-TV.

Surveillance footage from the Lufkin Walmart shows a woman who resembles the suspect in the viral video, police said. The surveillance footage was shot around 11 p.m. last Friday, they said.

After the video hit the Internet on Friday, Blue Bell began investigating Walmart locations in San Antonio, Houston and eventually Lufkin after social media comments suggested the woman was from the San Antonio area.

The company honed in on the Lufkin location after a Blue Bell division manager said “unique merchandising” found on his store’s display shelves matched the background of the video.

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“Our biggest concern is consumer safety – in that regard we are glad to see the tainted product off the shelves,” Gerald Williamson, Lufkin’s director of public safety,  said on the town’s Police & Fire Facebook page.

Blue Bell reps said the company’s ice cream is packaged upside down in a way that freezes the ice cream to the roof of the container on purpose so that any tampering can be easily spotted by the consumer, according to Dallas–Fort Worth’s FOX 4.

The ice cream manufacturer has faced contamination issues in the past. In 2015, Blue Bell halted production after 10 people were hospitalized across four states from eating ice cream infecting with listeria, CBS News reported. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that three people in Kansas died that year from eating the bacteria-tainted ice cream and warned the public against consuming Blue Bell products.

Lufkin, a city of about 36,000 residents, is about 120 miles northeast of Houston.

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North Carolina man accused of Twitter threat to lynch Muslim lawyer

A North Carolina man has been charged with anonymously threatening to lynch a Virginia-based Muslim lawyer and political candidate by posting an image of a man hanging from a rope.

Joseph Cecil Vandevere, 52, of Balck Mountain, N.C. was indicted on June 20 and charged with issuing a threat via interstate commerce to Qasim Rashid, an activist and Democratic Virginia Senate candidate.

Vandevere appeared in court Wednesday, according to the United States Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. During his court appearance, authorities also accused Vandevere of making anti-Semitic threats in February 2018 on a Florida synagogue’s Facebook page under the name “Bob Smith.” Vandevere has not been charged for allegedly threatening the synagogue.

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Qasim Rashid poses in this campaign photo. (Marion Meakem Photography/Quasim Rashid Campaign via AP)

Rashid, 36, posted a screenshot of the threatening Tweet in March 2018 and reported it to the FBI and Twitter, which suspended Vandevere’s account. The post included the phrases “inbred Muslim scum,” and “VIEW YOUR DESTINY.” The post was accompanied by a black-and-white image of the 1915 lynching of Leo Frank, a Jewish man who had been convicted of murdering a young girl in Georgia.

Most researchers believe Frank was wrongfully convicted and he was pardoned posthumously in 1986.

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Rashid, who moved with his family to the United States from Pakistan in 1987, said he’s experienced threats aimed at his religion before.

“I don’t know if my experience is necessarily unique,” he told the New York Times. “As a person of color, as an immigrant and as a Muslim, to speak publicly about your faith and to receive death threats is not uncommon.”

The FBI subpoenaed Facebook records associated with the “Bob Smith” account after a rabbi at Ramat Shalom Synagogue in Plantation, Fla. reported the anti-Semitic comment, which called for “public arrests and executions” of “dual citizen Jews.” Responses to the Facebook subpoena and a separate subpoena to telecommunications company Charter Communications linked the account to Vandevere, an FBI agent wrote in an affidavit.

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“The review of the Facebook search warrant results disclosed that the Facebook account was used by Vandevere mainly to harass other people,” the affidavit said, noting that Vandevere called it his “attack dog” account.

An “open source search” using Vandevere’s telephone number linked him to the same Twitter account – with the handle “DaDUTCHMAN5” – that posted the threat against Rashid, according to the affidavit.

The FBI obtained a warrant to search Vandevere’s apartment and seize records related to both the Facebook and Twitter accounts.

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Rasid, who works on immigrant rights cases, won the Democratic primary for the District 28 seat in the Virginia state Senate last month. He will challenge Richard Stuart, the Republican incumbent, in November.

Vandevere was released on $25,000 bond and is expected to appear in court July 15. He faces up to five years in prison.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Rapper A$AP Rocky detained in Sweden after street fight

Swedish prosecutors say rapper A$AP Rocky has been detained for a suspected attack on an unknown person in downtown Stockholm.

The Swedish Prosecution Authority says the investigation was “at an initial stage” and should be decided by midday Saturday, whether A$AP Rocky — real name Rakim Mayers — should be formally arrested. His three body guards are suspected of lesser degrees of assault under Swedish law.

In a statement, the authority said the four were detained Wednesday because they would leave the country and avoid prosecution. No further information was available.

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Swedish media said the fight occurred Sunday before A$AP Rocky performed at a music festival in Sweden. It was not known who else was involved in the fight on a central Stockholm square.

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NJ judge slammed for pointing out accused teen’s ‘good family’ in rape case: report

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A New Jersey family court judge was reprimanded by an appeals court panel last month for refusing to try a 16-year-old boy accused of raping an intoxicated girl and sharing video of the alleged assault with friends as an adult because he was “from a good family,” and Eagle scout and attended an “excellent school,” reports said.

The 16-year-old boy identified only as G.M.C. in court documents allegedly raped a “visibly intoxicated” 16-year-old girl identified by the pseudonym “Mary” while the two were drunk at a pajama party in New Jersey, prosecutors said. The boy is accused of filming himself and sending the video out to friends for months after the assault.

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“When your first time having sex is rape,” G.M.C. allegedly texted friends with the video days after the party. Several of the friends told investigators Mary’s body was drooping during the assault, at least one adding that her head was also banging against the wall, The Hill reported. It was not clear in court documents where in New Jersey the alleged assault took place.

The Monmouth County prosecutor’s office recommended in September 2017 that G.M.C. be tried as an adult, describing his actions as “both sophisticated and predatory.”  But Judge James Troiano of Superior Court reportedly denied the waiver and scolded prosecutors for not explaining to the girl and her mother “the devastating effect” pressing charges would have on “G.M.C.’s life.”

“He is clearly a candidate for not just college but probably for a good college,” Troiano of Superior Court wrote. He added that the “young man comes from a good family who put him into an excellent school where he was doing extremely well.”

An appellate court reversed Troiano’s decision last month in a 14-page ruling only recently picked up by The New York Times and local affiliates. The panel sharply admonished the judge and warned against showing bias in sexual assault cases toward privileged teenagers, the Times reported.

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“That the juvenile came from a good family and had good test scores we assume would not condemn the juveniles who do not come from good families and do not have good test scores from withstanding waiver application,” the panel wrote, according to The Huffington Post.

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Two teens wounded in shooting in San Francisco-area mall

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Two teenage boys were shot Tuesday, two other people were injured and two suspects were at large in the aftermath of shooting at a San Francisco-area shopping mall. The mayhem sparked panic among shoppers and the shutdown of two train stations.

Paramedics rushed the gunshot victims to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, hospital spokesman Brent Andrew told Fox News. The two were listed in critical and serious condition, respectively.

Around 4 p.m., officials received reports of an active shooter at the Shops of Tanforan, a retail complex of over 120 stores in San Bruno. Dozens of police converged on the scene and searched for a gunman, KTVU reported.

San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini said two shooters were firing at each other with handguns.

“I saw people running and I heard ‘pow, pow, pow, pow!'” shopper George Castro told KPIX. “People were yelling ‘Get out of the mall, get out of the mall, there’s a shooting!'”

San Bruno Fire Chief Dave Cresta said two other people injured in the incident were treated for minor, non-shooting injuries and released from an area hospital, SFGate.com reported. Information on the nature of their injuries was not released.

The Bay Area Rapid Transit agency shut down the 12th Street Oakland station as police searched “possible suspects related to the situation at San Bruno” inside a train.” The station was reopened just before 5:30 p.m.

Officers said they knew who they were looking for, based on passenger descriptions. The San Bruno station and parking garage remained closed as of 6 p.m. Commuters were told to expect train delays across the Bay Area.

One suspect possibly boarded a train, police said

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The manager of a Finish Line store at the mall told KTVU the first shots rang out at the food court. He said one suspect went upstairs and fired more shots.

Jezabelle Catig, 20, told The Associated Press she was in the BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse kitchen working as a waitress when her co-workers said there had been a shooting. The chaos prompted the 20 to 30 restaurant employees and 10 diners inside to lock themselves in the kitchen.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Nashville man charged with LGBT hate crime in Connecticut over church vandalism: police

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Police arrested a man on Monday after he allegedly caused damage to a Connecticut church because he felt the pastor was pushing an LGBT agenda.

Charles Yarbrough, 30, of Nashville, Tenn., now faces hate crime and burglary charges, according to a report from the Milford, Conn., police sent to Fox News.

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Police said Yarbrough told them he went to Mary Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church in Milford on Monday and damaged the office door because he felt the pastor and the church as a whole were supporting the LGBT community and promoting its agenda.

In a statement, the Rev. Kristina Hansen called the incident “unfortunate and saddening.”

She added, “It does not, however, dissuade us from our affirming stance.”

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Hansen went on to say that the church stands “firmly” behind its mission statement, which recognizes and celebrates “the diversity of God’s creation and God’s gifts.”

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“As disciples of our Lord, we publicly acknowledge, welcome and support people of all races, genders, sexual orientations and gender identities, ages, nationalities, ethnicity, abilities and socio-economic situations.”

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