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Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs dead at 27

Los Angeles Angels left-handed starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs was found dead in a Texas hotel room Monday. He was 27.

Police in Southlake, Texas said Skaggs was found unresponsive in a room at the local Hilton shortly after 2 p.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene and foul play is not suspected.

The Angels were scheduled to play the first of a four-game series against the Texas Rangers later Monday. That game has been postponed.

“Tyler has, and always will be, an important part of the Angels family,” the club said in a brief statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Carli and his entire family during this devastating time.”

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Tyler Skaggs during his final start against the Oakland Athletics Saturday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

“I am deeply saddened by today’s tragedy in Texas,” MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement. “All of us at Major League Baseball extend our deepest condolences to Tyler’s wife Carli, their family, their friends and all of his Angels teammates and colleagues. We will support the Angels organization through this most difficult period, and we will make a variety of resources available to Tyler’s teammates and other members of the baseball family.”

Skaggs died two days after his last start, in which he lasted 4.1 innings and gave up two earned runs on two hits, walked four and struck out five as the Angels lost 4-0 to the Oakland Athletics. In all, Skaggs made 15 starts in 2019, boasting a record of seven wins and seven losses along with a 4.29 earned run average.

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Born in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Woodland Hills, Skaggs was a first-round draft pick of the Angels out of Santa Monica High School in 2009. He broke into the big leagues with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2012 but was dealt back to the Angels in December 2013 as part of a three-team trade that sent Mark Trumbo to Arizona.

Skaggs had been a regular in the Angels’ starting rotation since late 2016 when he returned from Tommy John surgery. He struggled with injuries repeatedly over the past three seasons but persevered to become a valuable starter in Los Angeles’ injury-plagued rotation.

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Skaggs’ death is not the first time tragedy has befallen the Angels organization. In April 2009, pitcher Nick Adenhart was killed when a drunk driver ran a red light and struck a car in which Adenhart was a passenger. Adenhart died hours after starting a game for the Angels against the Oakland Athletics.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Texas city takes down church’s ‘Jesus Welcomes You to Hawkins’ sign overnight

For four years, those who drove into a small town in Texas were greeted with a sign that said: “Jesus Welcomes You to Hawkins.”

But overnight, after a lengthy court battle, the town abruptly took down the sign. City officials say it’s on public land and in the way of future development.

The church that put up the sign is vowing to fight back.

The sign along U.S. 80 leading into the Hawkins, a Texas town with a little over 1,300 residents, was put up in 2015 in front of a Hawkins coffeehouse, on property owned by Jesus Christ Open Altar Church. Until it was taken down, members of the flock stood watch over the “Jesus” banner.

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Church trustee Mark McDonald told the local news he was notified by the police of the removal.

“The city employees destroyed our church property, pulled up our crosses and destroyed everything,” McDonald told the Longview News-Journal Friday.

“We’re treating it like a hate crime of religious discrimination that was conspired by the city. We have enough documents to prove that,” McDonald added. “The city was warned (Thursday) by our attorneys not to touch it and not to bother it. There’s been closed meetings, closed records (and) a lot of things wrong.”

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The city and church have had several legal battles over the property where the sign is located.

The church claims it bought the property from two funeral homes. City officials claim the funeral homes did not have a legal right to sell the property and that the rightful owner is the city.

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After a four-year legal battle, the city abruptly took down the sign. Hawkins City Secretary Dona Jordan said a municipal street will be constructed at the site.

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The church’s legal counsel said it will challenge the decision and continue trying to get the “Jesus” sign back up.

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Texas man trapped in crashed car found alive after 5 days without food, water

Texas rescuers on Monday called it a “miracle” after discovering a missing man — who’d been badly injured and trapped in his car in the woods for five days without food or water — was alive.

Texas Equusearch found Jose Velazquez, 32, near Conroe on Sunday. He disappeared after he went out for drinks with his fiancée in Houston on Tuesday and was reported missing the next day when he failed to show up for work.

Doctors expect Velazquez to recover.

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“I don’t know how he [survived] the initial wreck, let alone as bad as he was injured five days later…to still be alive…that’s why we do what we do. We believe in miracles and here was one today,” Equusearch’s Tim Miller told KTRK-TV Monday.

Velazquez was found just before the search was about to be called-off, the station reported.

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An injured and dehydrated Jose Velazquez was found trapped in his wrecked auto after being last seen five days ago.  (Texas Equusearch)

A member of the search team spotted the bumper of Velazquez’s white Honda Civic — which had been totaled, deep in the woods, KTRK reported.

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The injured Velazquez was reportedly severely dehydrated when rescuers found him.

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The car went off the road near FM 1488 near Highway 242 in Montgomery County, about 40 miles from Houston.

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Texas ‘mudding’ double date ends in apparent murder-suicide: report

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Two Texas men died early Sunday after a double date turned violent and apparently ended with a murder-suicide, a report said.

The identities of the men—both in their 30s—were not immediately released, but at some point during a “mudding” double date, the two men got into a heated argument that turned violent. They had been reportedly riding four-wheelers.

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The victim tried to intervene in a fight between the shooter and his wife, ABC local reported. The shooter opened fire on the victim after he tried to secure a four-wheeler on his trailer, the report said.

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The victim was found dead in a driveway, the report said. The gunman reportedly shot himself inside his home where he was found dead.

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Ex-Dallas Cowboy Josh Brent arrested after allegedly resisting police outside Wendy’s

Former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent was arrested in suburban Dallas Sunday and accused of public intoxication and resisting arrest in a Wendy’s parking lot, police said.

Coppell police were called to the Wendy’s to perform a welfare check on Brent, 31, after he was seen sitting in the grass outside the restaurant talking to himself, WFAA reported. Officers arrived and arrested Brent on a charge of public intoxication. However, police said Brent “became uncooperative with the officers by resisting the officer’s attempt to be handcuffed.”

Video purportedly shot from inside the Wendy’s appeared to show a shirtless, shoeless Brent trying to run from officers before two of them subdued him and a third shot him with a stun gun.

WFAA reported that medics checked out Brent before he was taken to the jail in nearby Carrollton.

Brent was selected by the Cowboys in the 7th round of the NFL’s supplemental draft in 2010 after he missed his senior season at Illinois due to academic ineligibility. He made the roster out of training camp and played in all 16 games for Dallas that season.

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In 2012, Brent started in five games for the Cowboys, but his season and NFL career were derailed by tragedy. On Dec. 8, 2012, Brent was driving home from partying with some teammates at a nightclub when he lost control of his Mercedes, triggering a fiery crash that killed his college and pro teammate Josh Brown. Officers who arrived on scene said Brent was seen trying to pull Brown’s body from the wreckage.

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Josh Brent was arrested Sunday. (Coppell Police Department)

Police said Brent’s blood-alcohol level was tested shortly after the crash at 0.18 percent, more than twice the legal limit for drivers in Texas, and prosecutors argued that the burly, 320-pound defensive tackle had as many as 17 drinks that night.

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Brent was convicted of intoxication manslaughter in Brown’s death and sentenced to 180 days in jail and 10 years probation. He was placed on the team’s reserve/suspended list for the entire 2013 season and played in just three games in 2014 before he announced his retirement.

In September 2015, Brent accepted a role in the Cowboys’ scouting department. The team had no immediate comment on the matter.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Beto O’Rourke travels across Mexico border, meets with asylum seekers

Former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke made his first foreign trip as a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination Sunday, traveling over the southwestern border to Mexico to visit with migrants who said they fled violence and turmoil in Central America to seek asylum in the U.S. only to be turned away at the border.

According to a pool report put out by the O’Rourke campaign, the candidate spoke to a group of asylum seekers in Spanish for about 15 minutes at a restaurant in Ciudad Juarez, across the Rio Grande from O’Rourke’s hometown of El Paso. The candidate then traveled to a shelter for migrants run by the Catholic Church, where he met around a table with migrants from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala who told of being denied entry into the U.S. and returned to the Mexican border city while their asylum claims were being processed.

O’Rourke’s campaign livestreamed the discussion on his Facebook page.

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“We hope, by sharing these stories, that the conscience of our country is awoken right now, and the need to change the policies that we have in place” becomes apparent, O’Rourke said on the stream. The 46-year-old blamed what he called “the Trump administration’s unlawful ‘Remain in Mexico’ program,” meant to reduce the attractiveness of U.S. asylum requests that in the past had allowed claimants to remain in the U.S. for years as their cases wound their way through the courts.

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Beto O’Rourke leaves a migrant shelter in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico Sunday. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez)

O’Rourke repeatedly has praised El Paso as part of the world’s largest “binational” community with Juarez. Last month, he released a sweeping immigration plan calling for providing millions of people in the country illegally with a “pathway” to U.S. citizenship, while deploying thousands of lawyers to the border to help process asylum cases and earmarking $5 billion to improve living conditions in Central America.

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Sunday’s visit represented a bid by O’Rourke to re-establish his credentials on the immigration issue after clashing with fellow Texan Julian Castro during Wednesday’s first presidential primary debate in Miami. Castro, a former Housing and Urban Development secretary and mayor of San Antonio, chided the ex-congressman for not being willing to fully decriminalize illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, at one point telling O’Rourke: “If you did your homework on this issue, you would know that we should be repealing this section [of law].”

O’Rourke has argued that doing so could result in drug- and people-smugglers being protected. He also notably was the first of a handful of candidates to answer debate questions in Spanish.

Later Sunday, O’Rourke staged a rally outside the U.S. Border Patrol facility in Clint, Texas, near El Paso, where immigrant children have reported being denied access to such basic amenities as showers, soap, and toothbrushes. Castro visited the same facility on Saturday.

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A frequent visitor to Juarez before he began running for president in March, O’Rourke was there in December to meet with immigrants staying in shelters as they waited to start being processed for U.S. asylum.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Salmonella outbreak linked to fresh papayas sickens at least 62 people in 8 states, CDC says

Dozens of people in eight U.S. states have been infected with a strain of salmonella after eating fresh papayas imported from Mexico, according to federal health officials.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that 62 people have so far been infected with the strain of Salmonella Uganda, of which 23 have been hospitalized.

The illnesses started on dates ranging from Jan. 14 to June 8, with most of the illnesses occurring since April.

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“Epidemiologic evidence and early product distribution information indicate that whole, fresh papayas imported from Mexico and sold in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island are a likely source of this outbreak,” the CDC said.

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At least 62 people in 8 states have been sickened with salmonella after eating fresh papayas imported from Mexico, according to federal health officials. (CDC)

While no deaths attributed to Salmonella have been reported, the agency is advising that consumers in those states not eat any, whole fresh papayas from Mexico. Health officials are also advising people not to eat fruit salads or other mixes that include papayas from Mexico.

“If you aren’t sure the papaya you bought is from Mexico, you can ask the place of purchase,” the agency states. “When in doubt, don’t eat the papaya. Throw it out.”

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is also advising importers, suppliers, and distributors, as well as restaurants, retailers and other food service providers across all states to halt sales of whole, fresh papayas imported from Mexico.

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Whole, fresh papayas from Mexico and sold in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island are the likely source of the outbreak. (iStock)

Of those sickened so far, 24 were in New York, 14 were in Connecticut and 12 were in New Jersey.

Symptoms of salmonella usually develop 12 to 72 hours after being exposed to the bacteria, with most people developing diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps. The illness usually lasts four to seven days and most people recover without treatment.

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“In some people, the illness may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized,” according to the CDC. “Salmonella infection may spread from the intestines to the bloodstream and then to other places in the body.”

Federal health officials say that children younger than 5-years-old, pregnant women, adults 65 and older, and people with weakened immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness.

The CDC estimates that Salmonella causes about 1.2 million illnesses, 23,000 hospitalizations, and 450 deaths in the U.S. every year. Food is the source for about 1 million of those illnesses, according to the agency.

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Good Samaritans, ex-rugby player praised for helping Texas police officer take down suspect

A police officer in Texas got a suspected criminal off the streets last week thanks to a group of good Samaritans, including one who put an end to a foot chase by literally tackling the man.

The Lewisville Police Department said on Facebook the incident happened on June 22 as Officer Jeff Carey spotted a man rummaging through a vehicle that turned out to be stolen. As Carey got out of his vehicle to approach the man, he started running and got away.

About two hours later, police said Carey spotted the suspect outside a restaurant and jumped out of his vehicle to take after him on foot.

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The foot chase was spotted by Michael Barrera, who’d just returned to the restaurant after having breakfast with family when his sister forgot something there. The former rugby player told FOX4 the opportunity to help out just presented itself to him.

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Michael Barrera and his uncle George Barrera (right) pose with officers also both helped end a foot pursuit earlier this month. (Lewisville Police Department)

“I played a lot of rugby in my days, you know, I’m a little older now, I still got little wheels,” Barrera told FOX4. “It’s like a rugby ball, go after it. You know, the game ain’t over ‘til it’s over.”

Carey said as he was chasing the suspect, he spotted a “blur” on his left side, which turned out to be Barrera tackling the suspect.

“As soon as I put the handcuffs on the suspect, my mind goes straight to my vehicle,” Carey said.

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Michael Barrera, a former rugby player, helped tackle a suspect during a foot pursuit on June 22. (Lewisville Police Department)

As Barrera went after the suspect, his uncle George stood guard over the empty the police cruiser.

“I wouldn’t want nobody to steal something out of my vehicle if I leave the door open, you know, so that was my instinct to stay behind,” he told FOX4.

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A third man, who was not named, also assisted in helping police catch the suspect.

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A third, unidentified man also helped police. (Lewisville Police Department)

Authorities said thanks to the help of the three men, they were able to recover a stolen vehicle and arrest the suspect, who was charged with two counts of evading arrest.

“We believe in community policing and these three men exemplify how working together can help keep our community safe,” the department said. “Thank you for being our other Brothers in Blue and our Green Guardian.”

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Barrera told FOX4 that stepping in to help was the least they could do.

“Once they get in that vehicle and start their day, they got our back,” he said. “Lending a hand to any officer is a blessing.”

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Juan Williams: Julian Castro ‘the breakout star’ of first 2020 Dem debate night

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Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro’s concentration on immigration policy should win him accolades for his 2020 primary debate performance, according to Juan Williams.

The former Housing and Urban Development secretary chose the correct topic to concentrate on during the first of two debates this week, Williams claimed Thursday on “The Daily Briefing.”

“I would agree that Julian Castro was the breakout star of the night,” he said, responding to similar comments from Republican strategist Colin Reed.

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“It was because immigration is such an important topic at this moment, given the photo we have all seen, and the debate in the House,” the “Five” co-host continued, referencing a photo of a migrant father and daughter who drowned.

“It was stage center and Julian Castro was ready for it.”

However, Williams claimed some of Castro’s positions on immigration may or may not play well in a general election setting.

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“Now the difficulty would be… when Castro says I want to have it not be a crime, but simply a civil infraction to cross the border, does that play into the general election audience?” he asked.

“Remember, this wasn’t intended for a general election audience.”

The first primary debate of the 2020 season saw cracks of daylight emerge in a Democratic field that has largely played to the progressive base, with the candidates clashing sharply over controversial policies like “Medicare-for-all” and calls to decriminalize illegal border crossings — while taking ample shots at President Trump in the process.

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Staking out the left flank of the party on stage Wednesday night in Miami were Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. — the highest-polling candidate in the first debate batch, with Round 2 coming Thursday — and long-shot Bill de Blasio, the New York City mayor.

Castro was among those landing blows as he sought to distinguish himself from the field on the issue of immigration, perhaps gaining traction by targeting fellow Texan – former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas.

Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.

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Louisiana teen accused of killing father was reportedly kidnapped by him a decade ago

A Louisiana teenager who was arrested earlier this month after allegedly fatally shooting his father was actually kidnapped by him over a decade ago, according to family members.

Anthony Templet, 17, was arrested on June 3 after he shot his father multiple times when the two got into a fight in the early-morning hours.

Templet had told police his father was drunk and woke him up around 3 a.m.; the teenager locked himself in his father’s bedroom with two handguns, according to an arrest report obtained by The Advocate.

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As his father banged on the door, Templet eventually unlocked it and shot his father as he “asked Anthony to stop,” according to the report obtained by the paper.

The 17-year-old then called 911 to report what he did, and said their relationship had been “dysfunctional.”

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Anthony Templet, 17, was arrested on June 3. (East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Department)

A woman who told WAFB she was Templet’s sister said that he had actually been taken from their Texas home in 2008 by her father, Burt Templet.

“He has been secluded and abused all these years by his own father,” his sister Natasha Templet told the television station. “My brave brother had to defend himself for the last time against that evil man.”

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In court records obtained by KHOU, Burt Templet was charged with assault three times between 2001 and 2002. Two of those cases, however, were dismissed by a judge. Five years later, his ex-wife filed for a protective order before the family reported Anthony as missing.

“I can only imagine what Anthony’s been through. When he was a baby, Burt would hold him in his arms while abusing my mother,” Natasha said.

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Burt eventually married another woman in Baton Rouge but she reportedly left him earlier this year and filed for a protective order over alleged abuse.

The 17-year-old remains jailed at a juvenile facility in north Louisiana after being arrest on a count of manslaughter. 

East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore III told The Advocate on Tuesday that Templet has not been formally charged in the case, and that his office will present all relevant information to a grand jury, which will determine which charges may be appropriate.

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