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Georgia man confirmed dead in Dominican Republic only the latest case in string of American fatalities there

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The State Department on Sunday confirmed another American fatality in the Dominican Republic, a tourist who died of “respiratory illness” in March — and who is the 11th American to die in the Caribbean country this year.

Tracy Jerome Jester, Jr., a 31-year-old from Georgia, died after a day of sightseeing with his sister, his family said. It was not immediately clear what resort the Forsyth native stayed at during his trip.

“We can confirm the death of a U.S. citizen in the Dominican Republic in March 2019,” a state department spokesperson told ABC News in a statement Sunday. “We offer our sincerest condolences to the family for their loss. Out of respect for the family during this difficult time, we do not have additional information to provide.”

Jester’s relatives say they still have unanswered questions about the 31-year-old’s death.

“They had a good day. Saturday, they went out, they explored. They said they had a good day,” Jester’s mother, Melody Moore, told WSB-TV.

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Moore said she talked to her son after the day trip and he seemed alright, but around 3:30 a.m. the next day, Jester’s sister called Moore “and she told me he was calling her saying he couldn’t breathe, just saying, ‘Mama I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe.”

Jester’s sister called emergency services but it was too late, Moore said. Jester reportedly suffered from Lupus, but it was unclear if that had any connection to his death.

“Being a mom, I want to go to where he was, where he died at last. Something is wrong, my son is gone. Something is really wrong,” Moore said.  “As a mother, you’re not there when your son takes his last breath. That hurts and I mean, you’ve got so many questions.”

Jester is the 11th American to die after traveling to the Dominican Republic in 2019 and is the 14th such person reported to have died there since June 2018.

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In June, Francisco Javier Garcia, the country’s tourism minister, castigated journalists for allegedly overblowing the string of deaths, and said the U.S. State Department’s figures show there hasn’t been an increase in American tourist deaths for reasons other than natural causes.

“The Dominican Republic has seen an exaggerated number of Americans in the Dominican Republic who have died,” Garcia said. “And media have taken it as an avalanche of deaths.”

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But several relatives of deceased Americans have raised doubts about the accounts Dominican authorities have given them of their relatives’ deaths, and many have also expressed exasperation with the U.S. State Department, which they say has played too passive a role in investigating.

The FBI has said they were testing alcohol from at least one mini-bar in at least one of the rooms at the Bahia Principe resort, where a number of guests died.

Fox News’ Lucia I. Suarez Sang and Mary Schlageter contributed to this report.

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Sadie Roberts-Joseph, founder of African American history museum found dead in trunk, set for autopsy

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Louisiana cops hunting the killer of an African American history museum founder — who was discovered last week in a car trunk — planned an autopsy Monday in the “heinous” murder, as friends and lawmakers eulogized the civil rights activist as “a mother of the community.”

Sadie Roberts-Joseph was discovered in a vehicle parked just three miles from where she lived in Baton Rouge, where she founded and served as curator of the Baton Rouge African American Museum, which opened in 2001.

Investigators have been tight-lipped about potential suspects or a possible motive, but two city politicians close to Roberts-Joseph — Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and Louisiana Rep. C. Denise Marcelle — confirmed her murder in separate social media posts.

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Broome wrote on Instagram on Sunday she learned of the death “of a dear friend and a mother of the community” just as now-tropical depression Barry was bearing down on Louisiana.

Describing Roberts-Joseph’s death as “such shocking news,” Broome announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of anyone connected to Roberts-Joseph’s death.

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On Friday, Marcelle posted to Facebook that Roberts-Joseph “was found murdered.”

“This woman was amazing and loved her history. She never bothered anyone, just wanted to expand her African American Museum downtown, where she continually hosted the Juneteenth Celebration yearly,” she wrote.

The website of the city’s visitor bureau says the museum Roberts-Joseph founded features African art, exhibits on growing cotton and black inventors as well as a 1953 bus from the period of civil rights boycotts in Baton Rouge.

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The Baton Rouge Police Department called the 75-year-old “a tireless advocate of peace in the community” and a “treasure” who will be missed.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the department at 225-389-4869.

Fox News’ Paulina Dedaj contributed to this report.

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Disney reportedly refuses to allow Spider-Man engraving on tombstone of dead boy who loved superhero

A grieving father who lost his 4-year-old son last year claims Disney is not allowing him to include an etching of Spider-Man on the boy’s tombstone — citing company policy.

Lloyd Jones, the father of Ollie, says he asked the entertainment company to include the superhero on his son’s grave, after the boy died suffered from leukodystrophy — a rare genetic condition — for two years before his passing in December.

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Jones told British news outlet Metro that Ollie was given a Spider-Man-themed funeral, as he loved the young hero, and his last vacation before he died with to Disneyland to meet him.

To honor Ollie’s love of the Marvel superhero, Jones wanted a photo of Spider-Man engraved on his late son’s grave. He said he asked the local council for such permission, and they told him to contact Walt Disney Company.

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Ollie Jones died in December after a two-year battle with leukodystrophy, his family said. (SWNS)

Disney — which did not return Fox News’ request for comment — reportedly refused to allow the boy’s tombstone to feature Spider-Man, claiming that doing so would ruin the “innocence” and “magic” of the company’s famed characters.

“I really wasn’t expecting this — it’s another massive blow. I felt sure they would allow it,” Jones told Metro, claiming he believes the decision came down to money. “That makes no sense to me — characters die in their films all the time.”

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The father added, “Ollie’s last holiday was at Disneyland. He loved Spider-Man and we had bought him all the toys. But now he has died and we won’t be spending any more money, they don’t care.”

Jones claims Disney sent their “sincere condolences” and noted they were honored if they “played a small part in Ollie’s happiness,” but said that they could not allow his tombstone to be engraved with a Disney character — citing a policy that say is from Walt Disney himself which “does not permit the use of characters on headstones, cemetery or other memorial markers or funeral urns.”

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Disney reportedly said putting Spider-Man on Ollie’s grave would ruin the “innocence” and “magic” of the characters. (SWNS)

In a statement to Jones — obtained by Metro — Disney denied the request to include Spider-Man on Ollie’s gravestone, and cited a long-standing company policy that forbids use of characters on “headstones, cemetery or other memorial markers.”

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“We have striven to preserve the same innocence and magic around our characters that brought Ollie such joy. For that reason, we follow a policy that began with Walt Disney himself that does not permit the use of characters on headstones, cemetery or other memorial markers or funeral urns,” the company’s response read.

The company did, however, offer Jones a one-of-a-kind illustration of Spider-Man, which would include a special message for his son.

They continued, “Although we cannot grant the family’s request, we would be pleased to commemorate your nephew with a hand-inked, hand-painted, personalized cel that recognises his love for Spider-Man, which will read: ‘For your — (nephew’s name), Thank you for letting us share in the magic of your life. Your friends at the Walt Disney Company.’ We feel privileged to have had him as a fan.”

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Jones did not accept Disney’s offer and became angered by the company’s response, citing money as the main factor behind the policy.

“I felt sure they would allow it. That makes no sense to me — characters die in their films all the time. I think this is all about money,” Jones told Metro.

“Ollie’s last holiday was at Disneyland. He loved Spider-Man and we had bought him all the toys,” he added. “But now he has died and we won’t be spending any more money, they don’t care.”

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The company’s refusal has outraged users on social media, prompting the creation of an online petition to force Disney to allow the family to use Spider-Man on Ollie’s grave. The petition currently sits at over 12,000 signatures.

“This meant everything to us. My brother’s life has been shattered, it has shattered the whole family,” Ollie’s uncle Jason told Metro. “We can’t move on until we have his headstone done – Spider-Man was Ollie’s entire life. He loved it so much.”

Ollie’s 6-year-old sister, Laillah, also reportedly suffers from the same condition, which damages the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves.

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Site of Chernobyl nuclear disaster to become official tourist attraction, Ukrainian president says

The site of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant disaster is set to officially become a tourist attraction, Ukraine announced Wednesday.

President Volodymyr Zelensky signed a decree to designate the area — the site of the 1986 disaster — a tourist site after the area saw an increase in visitors following the release of the popular HBO “Chernobyl” miniseries.

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“Chernobyl has been a negative part of Ukraine’s brand,” Zelensky said during the signing, according to the BBC. “The time has come to change this.”

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced plans to designate the site of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster a tourist destination. (Getty Images)

The president described the area as “a unique place on the planet where nature is reviving after a major technological catastrophe,” and said walking trails, waterways and checkpoints will be implemented for visitors.

Zelensky unveiled the plans as he inaugurated a giant structure built to confine radioactive debris reactor No. 4 — a project that cost around $1.7 billion to build and took nine years to complete.

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The April 1986 disaster left at least 30 people dead in the immediate aftermath, from either the explosion at the reactor or from acute radiation sickness in the months after, and sparked a widespread environmental disaster.

The accident in what was then Soviet Ukraine exposed millions in the region to dangerous levels of radiation and forced a wide-scale, permanent evacuation of hundreds of towns and villages in Ukraine and Belarus as radioactive dust spewed across Europe.

HBO in May debuted a five-part miniseries about the explosion, which once again brought attention to the area. Tour operations near the plant credited an uptick in tourism to the show.

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“Many people come here, they ask a lot of questions about the TV show, about all the events,” tour guide Viktoria Brozhko told Reuters last month. “People are getting more and more curious.”

Itineraries offered by local tour companies include guided bus trips into the Exclusion Zone, stops in abandoned villages near Chernobyl, and then “sightseeing” in the town, which itself contains memorials and the robotics used to clear hazardous materials following the disaster. They can also stand outside the fourth reactor, now covered by a New Safe Confinement structure.

Fox News’ Michael Bartiromo and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Firecracker ‘prank gone bad’ leaves 2 Detroit city employees who tried to use toilet injured

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Two city workers in Detroit, Mich., were reportedly injured on Wednesday after firecrackers exploded when they tried to use the toilet in a bizarre “prank gone bad.”

The employees, with the city’s General Services Department, were in the fire department’s storage area and truck repair shop when the incident occurred, according to the Detroit Metro Times.

One person was hospitalized with injuries to his leg and scrotum. The extent of the second person’s injuries was not immediately clear.

Deputy Fire Commissioner Dave Fornell described the situation to the Times as a “prank” that ended badly, while Mike Nevin, president of the Detroit Fire Fighters Association said, “This is an absolute embarrassment.”

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City officials on Wednesday didn’t know who placed the firecrackers underneath the toilets. Nevin cleared his association members of any wrongdoing.

The Detroit Police Department — which is said to be investigating — did not immediately return Fox News’ request for comment.

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Firecracker ‘prank gone bad’ leaves 2 Detroit city employees who tried to use toilet injured

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Two city workers in Detroit, Mich., were reportedly injured on Wednesday after firecrackers exploded when they tried to use the toilet in a bizarre “prank gone bad.”

The employees, with the city’s General Services Department, were in the fire department’s storage area and truck repair shop when the incident occurred, according to the Detroit Metro Times.

One person was hospitalized with injuries to his leg and scrotum. The extent of the second person’s injuries was not immediately clear.

Deputy Fire Commissioner Dave Fornell described the situation to the Times as a “prank” that ended badly, while Mike Nevin, president of the Detroit Fire Fighters Association said, “This is an absolute embarrassment.”

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City officials on Wednesday didn’t know who placed the firecrackers underneath the toilets. Nevin cleared his association members of any wrongdoing.

The Detroit Police Department — which is said to be investigating — did not immediately return Fox News’ request for comment.

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Gender reveal in Australia goes terribly wrong when car catches fire

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Police in Australia issued a warning after a gender reveal involving a driver doing a burnout went terribly wrong.

Queensland authorities released drone video on Tuesday of the event, which happened in Norwell in April 2018, indicating the child would be a boy.

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The driver is seen spinning the Holden Commodore’s tires, which were treated to cause blue smoke to billow out from them. After a few moments flames burst from underneath the car and black smoke replaces the blue.

Investigators released the video as a warning to people not to copy the stunt, 9 News reported. The driver was fined $1,000 and had his license suspended for six months.

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A similar gender reveal that took place in April, in Silverdale, Australia, showed a blue Ford Falcon also revealing blue smoke as the driver performed donuts in a cul-de-sac. The man’s car was confiscated and he, two friends and the baby’s grandmother were charged with various violations after police found the video online.

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Florida principal told parent he ‘can’t say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event’

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The principal of a Florida high school allegedly refused to say the Holocaust actually happened because “not everyone believes” the historical event — in which more than six million people were murdered — actually happened.

William Latson, principal of Spanish River High School in Boca Raton, told a student’s mother via email in April 2018 he was not allowed to say whether the Holocaust occurred because of his employment with the School District of Palm Beach County.

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“I can’t say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event because I am not in a position to do so as a school district employee,” Latson wrote in an email, later published by The Palm Beach Post.

“Not everyone believes the Holocaust happened and you have your thoughts but we are a public school and not all of our parents have the same beliefs so they will react differently, my thoughts or beliefs have nothing to do with this because I am a public servant,” the principal said. “I have the role to be politically neutral but support all groups in the school.”

Latson added: “I do allow information about the Holocaust to be presented and allow students and parents to make decisions about it accordingly.” He said he does the “same with information about slavery.”

In another email, Latson said the school’s curriculum, which reportedly includes Holocaust education in English and history classes, “is to be introduced but not forced upon individuals as we all have the same rights but not all the same beliefs.”

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The response to the student’s mother reportedly came after she questioned what Holocaust education would be provided for her child.

Latson apologized for his comments in a statement to the Post, explaining he regrets “the verbiage that I used when responding to an email message from a parent, one year ago, did not accurately reflect my professional and personal commitment to educating all students about the atrocities of the Holocaust.”

“It is critical that, as a society, we hold dear the memory of the victims and hold fast to our commitment to counter anti-Semitism,” the principal continued.

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The Jewish population in Palm Beach County is 134,200 adults and children in 69,000 households, according to a study conducted by Brandeis University published in 2018.

A Change.org petition calling for Latson’s resignation received more than 6,300 signatures as of Monday afternoon.

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$72M worth of radioactive element used in nuclear reactors reportedly seized in Turkey

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Authorities in Turkey reportedly discovered $72 million worth of a radioactive element — used in nuclear reactors and found in the fallout of nuclear explosions — from a car.

The 18.1 grams of californium were seized in the northern Bolu province of the country, law enforcement officials said Saturday, according to the Daily Sabah. Five people were being investigated in regards to the incident.

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The substance was seized by local anti-smuggling authorities and sent to the Turkish Atomic Energy Authority, officials said.

Californium is a rare, man-made radioactive element. First created in 1950 at the University of California at Berkeley, it’s used primarily in nuclear reactors. Only the U.S. and Russia have created californium.

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In March 2018, investigators seized what they thought was 1.4 kilograms of californium, but that find actually turned out to be a natural substance with no radioactivity.

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Louisiana man arrested after allegedly licking ice cream, placing it back on shelf in ‘copycat’ video

A “copycat” ice cream licker was arrested in Louisiana on Saturday in the weeks after he was caught on video allegedly licking ice cream in a grocery store and putting it back in the fridge.

Lenise Martin III, 36, was taken into custody after video of him circulating online apparently showed him doing the deed. Martin appears to open a tub of ice cream, lick it, touch it with his finger, and then place it back on the freezer shelf.

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Lenise Martin III, 36, was arrested after allegedly licking a tub of ice cream and placing is back on the shelf at a store in Louisiana. (Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office)

When management became aware of the video, Martin returned to the store to prove he purchased the ice cream, WAFB reported.

Martin was charged with criminal mischief and unlawful posting of criminal activity for notoriety and publicity, and remained jailed as of Monday morning, according to online records from the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office.

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His alleged criminal act was seemingly inspired by that of a girl who was caught on camera doing the same thing — licking a tub of ice cream, specifically Blue Bell brand, and placing it back on the shelf — at a Walmart in Lufkin, Texas.

Reports indicate that Martin licked a tub of Blue Bell ice cream, but that information was not immediately clear. Blue Bell worked to help track down the store in Texas where the ice cream-licking took place.

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The sheriff’s office in Louisiana, meanwhile, is discouraging such copycat acts.

“It is illegal. It’s a health risk to others. We will pursue anyone we see do this. You will be charged,” officials said.

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