Michigan priest acquitted of sexually assaulting priest

Michigan priest acquitted of sexually assaulting priest

A Roman Catholic priest accused of sexually assaulting another priest after a night of drinking in northern Michigan has been found not guilty. The Rev. Sylvestre Obwaka was acquitted Thursday, the third day of trial in Presque Isle County. Obwaka admits that sexual contact occurred, but he said it was consensual. The other priest told jurors that he was assaulted in February while visiting Obwaka and spending a night at the rectory at St. Ignatius…

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Teens who recorded, mocked drowning disabled man charged for their involvement

Teens who recorded, mocked drowning disabled man charged for their involvement

A group of teens who recorded and mocked a disabled man as he drowned in Florida last week have been formally charged for their role in his death, authorities said on Friday. The charges against the five teenagers who recorded and made fun of Jamal Dunn, 31, as he drowned in a pond on July 7, were not detailed in a press conference, News 13 reported. But Cocoa Police Chief Michael Cantaloupe said there’s no…

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Toddler shows off incredible basketball skills just two years after horrific accident

Toddler shows off incredible basketball skills just two years after horrific accident

At only two years old, Jett Limon’s basketball skills are impressive. But given the horrific accident he survived when he was a baby, his athleticism is even more extraordinary. When Jett was nine months old, he was the lone survivor in a car accident that killed his mother and 3-year-old sister in Texas. Jett’s father, Joseph, told KOSA-TV that his young son started to develop his basketball shooting skills by practicing with a trashcan and…

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House unveils plan to fix VA’s budget gap as deadline looms

House unveils plan to fix VA’s budget gap as deadline looms

A House committee unveiled a disputed plan Friday to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to shift $2 billion from other programs to cover a sudden budget shortfall that could threaten medical care for thousands of patients in the coming weeks. The proposal by the House Veterans Affairs Committee would provide a six-month funding fix to the department’s Choice program, which offers veterans federally paid medical care outside the VA and is a priority of…

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Texas man’s ‘creepy’ shed making realtors uncomfortable

Texas man’s ‘creepy’ shed making realtors uncomfortable

A backyard shed covered with photos of female realtors and an attorney is giving people the creeps in one Texas town. The photos of the women were plastered on the side of shed and along a fence in the backyard of a man’s home in Abilene, BigCountyHomepage.com reports. The man responsible for the display told KTAB/KRBC he doesn’t understand why it makes people uncomfortable. The unidentified man said he planned to remove the photos that…

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Contaminated, drugged liquor may be responsible for woman’s mysterious death at Mexican resort, dad says

A young woman, whose mysterious death at a luxurious Mexican resort in January is being probed by her parents, may have consumed bootlegged liquor that was contaminated — or drugged — before she drowned in a shallow pool, the family’s attorney said. Abbey Conner, 20, was found next to her brother, Austin, face-down in a pool at the five-star Iberostar Paraiso del Mar in Playa del Carmen. The Wisconsin woman was vacationing at the resort…

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Teachers union not backing bill nixing teacher-student sex

Teachers union not backing bill nixing teacher-student sex

A Massachusetts state bill that would outlaw sex between teachers and students 19 years of age and younger, and which is strongly supported by the police, has yet to be endorsed by the state teachers’ union. The Massachusetts Teachers Association, which has 110,000 member, told Fox News it is reviewing the measure, which was introduced six months ago. “The Massachusetts Teachers Association’s priority is always to protect students and the educational environment,” the union said…

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Search locates fishing boat missing in ‘Deadliest Catch’ ocean waters

Search locates fishing boat missing in ‘Deadliest Catch’ ocean waters

A 98-foot crab fishing boat that sank in the icy waters where the “Deadliest Catch” hit TV show is filmed has been found after a lengthy search. A NOAA research vessel found the Destination at the bottom of the Bering Sea– five months after it disappeared Feb. 11 with a crew of six, according to reports Thursday. The crew was fishing for snow crab near the remote island of St. George, Alaska, at the time….

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Hawaii prepares for ‘unlikely’ North Korea missile threat

Hawaii prepares for ‘unlikely’ North Korea missile threat

Hawaii is the first state to prepare the public for the possibility of a ballistic missile threat from North Korea. The state’s Emergency Management Agency on Friday announced a public education campaign. Agency Administrator Vern Miyagi says because it would take a missile about 15 minutes to arrive, there won’t be much time to prepare. He says that’s why instructions are simple: “Get inside, stay inside and stay tuned.” Starting in November, Hawaii will begin…

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The Latest: Rural community sees “complete devastation”

The Latest: Rural community sees “complete devastation”

The Latest on the wildfires burning in the west (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Miki Crawford says only a chimney and a cinder block wall are left standing in the rubble of the house she and her family called home for 22 years. A blaze burning since Sunday in the hills near Yosemite National Park has destroyed 58 homes and burned 115 square miles (298 square kilometers.) Crawford and her husband, Jai Crawford, packed two…

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County jail to snip 30 days off prison sentences if inmates get a vasectomy

County jail to snip 30 days off prison sentences if inmates get a vasectomy

Officials in White County, Tennessee, have given inmates the option of ending their jail sentence early if they voluntarily agree to have a vasectomy or birth control implant. General Sessions Court Judge Sam Benningfield, who signed a standing order in May, said he made the decision to ensure that inmates would not be “burdened with children,” according to WTVF. The program works like this: Both sexes can volunteer to participate, which is free of charge….

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Hung jury for dad charged in 11-year-old daughter’s death

Hung jury for dad charged in 11-year-old daughter’s death

A jury has deadlocked on a reckless homicide charge against a Tennessee man who told police he fatally shot his 11-year-old daughter because he thought she was an intruder. Media report jurors convicted Timothy Batts on Thursday of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and acquitted him of attempting to tamper with evidence. Batts’ trial in the death of his daughter, Timea, began Monday. Police say Batts told detectives that he shot his…

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‘Killer’ mom’s lone surviving kid details bloody rampage

‘Killer’ mom’s lone surviving kid details bloody rampage

A mother accused of fatally stabbing her husband and four children in Georgia told caseworkers she felt a “devil-like spirit” during a family trip prior to the alleged killings, according to a state child welfare report. The report by the state’s Division of Family and Children Services, obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, includes an interview with Isabel Martinez, 33, who claimed she felt the “devil-like spirit” during a trip to Savannah, where she felt waves…

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3 charged with helping South Carolina inmate escape

3 charged with helping South Carolina inmate escape

Three people have been arrested for helping an inmate escape from a maximum-security prison in South Carolina. State prison officials say Jimmy Causey got more help after cutting his way through the fences using tools delivered to him by a drone at Lieber Correctional Institution. Authorities say Robert Williams picked him up on July 4 outside the prison in Ridgeville and drove him for more than an hour to a motel in Cayce. They say…

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Teen found dismembered in Texas creek was stepdaughter of doctor arrested on federal drug charges

Teen found dismembered in Texas creek was stepdaughter of doctor arrested on federal drug charges

The dismembered body of a 17-year-old Texas girl, who had been tortured prior to her murder, was found floating in a creek — just days after her stepfather was arrested on federal drug conspiracy charges related to numerous overdose deaths. Police are still searching for suspects in the death of Mikayla Mitchell, who was found Sunday morning at a South Dallas park. Family friend Sunshine Grigg told FOX 4 the teen’s killer would eventually be…

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