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Woman has affair with daughter’s husband, tries to run him over, report says

A Florida woman is facing a felony charge after she allegedly tried to run over her daughter’s husband with her Mercedes-Benz, according to an arrest report.

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Kathleen Regina Davis, 58, admitted to Palm Beach Gardens police she had an affair with the 33-year-old man while he was with her daughter, the report said. Davis said the man ruined her relationship with her daughter after he told the daughter of the affair.

That led Davis on Sept. 20 to the man’s house, where she allegedly tossed several eggs at his residence and vehicles. When police arrived, they saw Davis driving in circles in the front yard of the house while attempting to hit the man with her Mercedes.

The man told police he was nearly hit by Davis’ vehicle multiple times. Davis told officers she wanted to run the man over and wanted him to die.

The police report refers to the man’s relationship as an ex-boyfriend to Davis’ daughter. But records show that the man and Davis’ daughter are married. The couple is in the midst of divorce proceedings, according to records.

Davis is facing a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and was released from the Palm Beach County Jail on Sept. 22 after posting a $3,000 bond.

Man trying to ‘scare’ neighborhood kids uses stun gun on 7-year-old, police say

A Louisiana man is charged with battery and cruelty to a juvenile after police say he used a stun gun on a 7-year-old as he chased several children around his neighborhood.

Kevin Alexis, 19, of Kenner, admitted to grabbing the stun gun from the kitchen windowsill of his home and “playing around” with several children, but he denied touching any of them with the weapon, according to a Kenner Police Department news release. He did admit that he turned the stun gun on to scare the children, police said.

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The incident came to light Friday night when the mother of the 7-year-old boy saw blisters and burns on her son’s back, the news release said. The boy told his mother that that Alexis had chased him and the other children.

The boy said Alexis turned the weapon on and touched the electrical current flowing between its metal prongs to his back, police officials said.

According to security website ASecureLife.com, most Taser brand stun guns deliver 50,000 volts of electricity. Others are much more powerful, including the Vipertek VTS-989, which delivers 53 million volts, the website said. 

It was not immediately clear how powerful Alexis’ stun gun was. 

Alexis was booked into the Jefferson Parish Detention Center, where he remained on Tuesday in lieu of $50,000 bail.  

Auburn, Oklahoma State, USC coaches among 10 charged with corruption

Federal prosecutors on Tuesday announced charges against 10 people accused of participating in a pair of college basketball bribery schemes, including four coaches in top-tier college basketball programs and employees of global sportswear apparel giant Adidas.

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“The picture painted by the charges brought today is not a pretty one,” acting U.S. Attorney Joon Kim said at a news conference Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities allege that four coaches took bribes to steer their student athletes toward financial advisers, business managers and athletic advisers, including Jim Gatto, listed online as the director of global marketing for Adidas; and Munish Sood, identified by The Washington Post as chief executive of financial advisory company Princeton Capital.

Prosecutors identified the charged coaches as Auburn University assistant coach Chuck Person, University of Southern California assistant coach Tony Bland, University of Arizona assistant coach Emanuel "Book" Richardson and Oklahoma State University assistant coach Lamont Evans.

Pastor arrested for failing to report child sex abuse claims against sheriff’s deputy

An Alabama pastor was arrested last week following accusations that he refused to notify authorities when he learned that a sheriff’s deputy was sexually abusing a child. 

Michael James Walker, 51, of Huntsville, is charged with a violation of the mandatory reporting laws, according to Huntsville police officials. As a pastor, Walker is required to notify law enforcement or the state Department of Human Resources when he suspects or is informed of abuse. 

Walker’s Thursday arrest stems from the case against former Madison County Sheriff’s Office investigator Roland Gilbert Campos Jr., who was arrested in August after the allegations against him were brought to the Sheriff’s Office. Campos, 63, is charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse. 

Campos’ alleged victim is a 12-year-old family member, authorities said. 

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Police officials said that the girl reported the abuse to Walker in March. Walker is senior pastor at Southside Baptist Church in Huntsville. 

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Campos is the third member of his immediate family to be accused of sexually abusing a child. He was booked into the Madison County Jail Aug. 18, shortly after he resigned his position with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office. 

AL.com reported that Campos, a 10-year veteran of the department who investigated white-collar crime, resigned hours after the allegations came to light. The alleged abuse occurred in February, Huntsville police Lt. Stacy Bates told WHNT News 19 in Huntsville

Campos’ son, Roland Gilbert Campos III, is serving two life sentences, without the possibility of parole, for sodomizing the 5-year-old daughter of his girlfriend, according to AL.com. Campos III was arrested on the charges in 2013 and convicted the following year. He is serving his life sentence at William E. Donaldson Correctional Facility in Bessemer. 

The former investigator’s brother, Russell Leland Campos, was indicted in 2011 on two counts of sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12. The case against Russell Campos never went to trial because the alleged victim was too emotionally fragile to testify, according to authorities. 

Both Walker and Roland Campos Jr. are free on bail, jail records show. 

Woman accused of leaving toddler in unlocked car at Disney resort leaves jail

A woman who is accused of leaving a 2-year-old girl in an unlocked vehicle in the employee parking lot of Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Monday afternoon was freed from Florida's Orange County Jail early Tuesday after posting bail, records said.

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Myriam Lubin Cadet, 37, was arrested on a charge of child neglect after Walt Disney World security guards removed the girl from the vehicle shortly before 1:15 p.m., Orange County Deputy Ingrid Tejada-Monforte said.

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Temperatures reached the low 90s Monday.

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The car wasn't running, but its windows were lowered several inches, Tejada-Monforte said.

Deputies said the girl was taken to Florida Hospital Celebration Health in stable condition. It's unknown how long she was in the car.

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"Why are you doing this to me?" Lubin Cadet told WFTV's Ty Russell as she walked out of jail Tuesday. She didn't say much else.

Investigators didn't say if Lubin Cadet is related to the girl or if she is employed by the hotel.

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Hot dog vendor gets $87K from donors after police confiscated his money

A hot dog vendor who went viral after a police officer confiscated his money is one step closer to achieving his dream, thanks to thousands of strangers.

>> Video showing campus police officer seizing cash from man's wallet causes outrage

A video of Juan “Beto” Macias went viral earlier this month after he received a citation for selling food outside a Golden Bears football game in Berkeley, California, KTVU reports. A UC Berkeley police officer also confiscated $60 from his wallet, which prompted strangers to set up a GoFundMe page to raise money to help Macias.

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Supporters presented Macias with a check for $87,921 Saturday, donated by more than 5,000 strangers around the country. The East Bay Express reports that he plans to use the money for a food truck, legal fees and other living expenses.

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KTVU reports that three other vendors were also given warnings for the same offense, but none received citations. The University of California Police Department has opened an investigation into the incident, according to KSWB.

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Elderly man beaten for several minutes on NYC street, police say

An elderly man who refused to hand over his money to two would-be robbers was beaten for several minutes in an attack caught on a home surveillance camera. 

The 79-year-old man was walking on a Bronx sidewalk early Friday morning when two men got out of a car and approached him, NBC New York reported. Police officials told the news station that the men demanded cash from the victim. 

In the video, which was obtained by the news station, one man shakes the victim’s hand, then rears back with his arm and punches the elderly man in the face. The victim falls to the ground, raising his hand up to ward off any other blows.

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Both men continue to attack him, even as he crawls into the street to get away. The NBC affiliate, which stopped the video as one of the men delivered the first kick to the victim’s face, reported that the punches and kicks were repeated for several minutes before the attack ended.

The men fled when bystanders approached, the news station reported.

The victim, who suffered a broken jaw, is seen in the video shakily getting to his feet and stumbling away. 

The suspects remained at large Monday. 

Trendy raw cookie dough shop being sued for making people sick

A raw cookie business that’s gotten a lot of attention for its social media presence and intriguing photos has suddenly found itself in the middle of a lawsuit.

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Two Manhattan College students have filed a class-action lawsuit against Dō, alleging that the business’ product caused food poisoning, Eater New York reported.

The crux of the lawsuit is that Dō’ states on its website that raw cookie dough is “completely safe to consume” and specifically says, “That means no chance of food-borne illness or the risk that comes along with eating raw flour products.”

The business further described consuming their pasteurized egg and heat-treated flour product as “worry-free.”

If what is alleged is true, that is not the case.

Dō has responded publicly to the suit, telling Eater, “We stand behind the safety of our products and our representations about our products. We will fully and faithfully defend ourselves against any and all false accusations.”

Grub Street reported that the plaintiffs are named as Julia Canigiani and Katherine Byrne. They claim they both got sick even though they ordered different things.

Canigiani and Byrne alleged that Dō has fraudulently concealed, negligently misrepresented and unjustly enriched itself off of an unsafe product and are consequently suing for upward of $5 million in damages.

Father killed 2 sons, set house on fire and killed himself as wife slept, police say

In Bloomington, Illinois, authorities say a 33-year-old man hid his family’s cellphones, killed his two children and intentionally set his house on fire before hanging himselfWMAQ reports.

On Wednesday, police identified the man as Eric Ringenberg. Officials identified the two boys only by their initials, 2-year-old CR and infant brother RR.

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The Pantagraph reported that the 32-year-old mother, Pamela Ringenberg, was hospitalized for smoke inhalation after Tuesday morning’s fire. According to autopsies, the children were strangled to death.

The home was equipped with surveillance cameras, which police say show Eric Ringenberg putting the cellphones in a kitchen cabinet, then intentionally starting a fire in the basement after the children were killed.

The father then hanged himself. Cameras also reveal that Pamela Ringenberg awoke to the sound of the smoke alarm and searched for her family and cellphone.

She sought help from neighbors and eventually fled the home.

Former PE teacher arrested again, accused of sexually assaulting student 

For the second time in a month, a former Georgia middle school physical education teacher was arrested on allegations she sexually assaulted a student. 

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Shawnetta D. Reece, 40, of Blairsville, Georgia, has been accused of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old high school senior in 2015, according to a Georgia Bureau of Investigation release. 

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Officials discovered the additional allegations while investigating Reece’s Aug. 15 arrest. In that case, she was charged with child molestation and sexual assault after investigators said they found evidence that she engaged in “sexual conduct” with a 15-year-old. That student was entering ninth grade at the time of the allegations. 

Upon completion of the investigation, the case will be provided to the Enotah Judicial Circuit District Attorney for prosecution. 

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