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Florida man stabs wife to death, places her in trunk of car during standoff, police say

A Florida man admitted to stabbing his wife, Julie Stewart, and placing her in the trunk of the family car during a standoff with police, WJAX reports.

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Gerard Stewart, 45, reportedly called 911 on Friday afternoon, threatening to hurt himself and refusing to come out of his home, according to WJAX.

Police and SWAT members had to block off the neighborhood during the standoff, which lasted four hours.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said on Tuesday that Stewart confessed to killing his wife, Julie Stewart, during the standoff. Investigators said he stabbed her, wrapped her up in something and placed her body in the couple’s vehicle.

Before going back into the home, Stewart backed the car onto the driveway so that police would have access to the body, police said.

He took pills in an attempt to kill himself before surrendering, officials with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said.

“He finally opened the door, came out and fell down to the ground by himself,” neighbor Dorothy Farabee told WJAX.

Gerard Stewart and Julie Stewart have one son together, WJAX reports. Julie Stewart was a stay-at-home mom who made money by walking dogs.

“We’ve seen them playing catch outside. We never would have thought,” Farabee said.

Court documents say that Julie Stewart filed for a divorce in April, after 20 years of marriage, seeking majority time-sharing with their son, alimony and exclusive occupancy of their home.

Gerard Stewart is now facing charges of murder and evidence tampering.

Neighbor Cal Walton said the couple lived in the home for nearly 15 years. Walton said that Stewart seemed happy last time he spoke to him. 

“It was difficult to be out here working in the yard knowing that at one time or another on Saturday I could look across the way and see him doing the same thing," Walton said. “Cutting the grass. And he’s not. There’s police cars out there.”

Starbucks offers 50 percent off Frappuccinos Thursday

Starbucks could be an option for an afternoon pick-me-up this week, because drinks will be available at a discounted price.

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The company is offering 50 percent off of Frappuccinos Thursday, starting at 3 p.m., at participating locations. The happy hour deal is only available for beverages sized grande or venti, and it’s limited to one per person

Related: Starbucks adds new tropical pink drink to regular menu

If you’re a Starbucks Rewards member, just scan the app to snag your treat. Non members can enjoy the happy hour by signing up online. The coffee chain will then email you a code to give the cashier at checkout.

Tipster leads California authorities to felon’s stash of 553 guns, police say

A tip called in to Los Angeles County authorities led investigators to seize a total of 553 guns from a convicted felon last week, officials said.

Manuel Fernandez, 60, of Agua Dulce, was arrested Thursday on charges of being a felon in possession of firearms, possession of an assault rifle, being a felon in possession of ammunition and possession of large-capacity magazines, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials. He was released on bond the following day.

Sheriff’s Department officials said in a news release Monday that deputies at the department’s Palmdale station received a tip about a felon in possession of a “large arsenal of firearms.” Detectives, along with agents from the California Department of Justice, obtained a search warrant for Fernandez’s home in Agua Dulce. 

Agua Dulce is located about 20 miles northeast of Santa Clarita, near Angeles National Forest. 

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Investigators found a total of 432 guns during the execution of the first search warrant at Fernandez’s home, the news release said. That search led them to a second home in Agua Dulce connected to Fernandez.

A total of 30 guns were found at that home, which belongs to a woman described by authorities as a female associate of Fernandez’s. The woman, who was not home Monday and has not returned since the search, is expected to face charges.

A second warrant served at Fernandez’s home led investigators to find another 91 weapons hidden in the house, the news release said. 

“Detectives also seized computers, cellphones and hard drives from the residence believed to be involved in the illicit purchase of firearms by the suspect,” the news release said

A photo released by the Sheriff’s Department shows rifles and other weapons piled into the bed of a Ford F-150 pickup truck. Other pictures show the massive cache of weapons laid out on a patio at the station.  

The number of weapons seized was so large that investigators brought in agents from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to assist in tracing the purchase history of the guns, authorities said. 

“This case is a testament to the community’s involvement in reducing crime and taking guns out of the hands of criminals,” Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell said in a statement.

McDonnell said the response by his personnel, as well as state and federal officials, shows the positive result of the Sheriff’s Department’s “See Something, Say Something” campaign.

“We are proud of the relationship we have built in the Antelope Valley area as we continue to build trust with the communities we serve,” the sheriff said

Watch: Deputy frees bear trapped in car near Lake Tahoe

A sheriff’s deputy had to rescue a bear that trapped itself inside a car near Lake Tahoe.

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The bear got locked inside a Subaru Outback in Carnelian Bay, officials said in the Facebook post.

The bear destroyed the car’s interior so badly that the doors couldn’t be unlocked, so the sheriff’s deputy had to break a window.

Police dash camera video from the Placer County Sheriff’s Office showed the brave trooper breaking the window, allowing the bear to jump out and run into the forest.

Photos: Notable deaths 2018

Trump says he'll 'be signing something' to end migrant family separations

President Donald Trump told reporters Wednesday that he will “be signing something in a little while” to address family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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“We want to keep families together, it’s very important,” Trump said. "I’ll be doing something that’s somewhat preemptive and ultimately will be matched by legislation I’m sure.” 

It was not immediately clear what the president planned to sign. Trump has repeatedly called on Congress to change laws that he says mandates the family separations. There is no law that requires children be separated from parents at the border.

He blamed Democrats for the continued separations in a Wednesday morning tweet, but he added that he was “working on something.”

The Associated Press reported Wednesday that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was drafting an executive action for Trump that would allow the Department of Homeland Security to keep migrant families together at the border.

Nielsen does not believe Congress will act to resolve the issue of migrant family separations, the AP reported, citing two unidentified sources familiar with the matter. She’s working with officials from other agencies, including the Justice Department and the Department of Health and Human Services, to draft the executive action.

The Trump administration in April directed prosecutors to pursue cases against all people suspected of crossing the border illegally as part of a “zero tolerance” immigration enforcement policy. Parents have been separated from their children as they face prosecution.

Nearly 2,000 children were separated from their families over a six-week period in April and May, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

The executive action Nielson is drafting “wouldn’t end the zero tolerance policy, but would aim to keep families together and ask the Department of Defense to help house the detained families,” according to the AP.

Check back for updates to this developing story.

Legendary WWE wrestler Big Van Vader dead at 63

Former WWE superstar Vader has died after battling congestive heart failure, according to a Twitter post from his son. 

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TMZ reported that the athlete's son confirmed the news, saying, “Around a month ago, my father was diagnosed with a severe case of Pneumonia. He fought extremely hard and clinically was making progress. Unfortunately, on Monday night his heart had enough and it was his time.”

The WWE also confirmed the news. 

Vader, whose real name is Leon White, started out in national sports in 1978 when he was drafted by the Rams. He played in Super Bowl XIV against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He retired from the NFL in the mid-1980s due to injury and joined the WWE roster in 1996. He also had a recurring guest role on the ABC sitcom “Boy Meets World” during that time.

Kate Spade New York donates $1 M to suicide prevention, mental health awareness causes

Kate Spade New York, the clothing company founded by the late Kate Spade, is donating more than $1 million to suicide prevention and mental health awareness causes.

The company made the announcement Wednesday, more than two weeks after Spade was found dead of a suicide June 5 in New York.

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“In honor of our company founder, Kate Spade, our foundation is donating over $1 million to suicide prevention and mental health awareness causes, starting with $250,000 to the Crisis Text Line,” the company said in a statement on its Facebook page. “From June 20 through June 29, 2018, the Kate Spade New York Foundation will also match public donations made to the crisis text line, up to the amount of $100,000. To make your donation, please go to crisistextline.org/katespadeny. Thank you for your generosity and support.”

The announcement comes after Spade’s brother-in-law, David Spade, donated $100,000 to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Related: David Spade Donates $100,000 to National Alliance on Mental Illness after Kate Spade's death

Kate Spade, who was 55 when she died, struggled with depression and anxiety, according to her husband, designer Andy Spade. The two were separated at the time of her death. 

“There was no indication and no warning that she would do this,” Andy Spade said in a statement. “It was a complete shock. And it clearly wasn’t her. There were personal demons she was battling.”

According to the Crisis Text Line, multiple factors result in suicide, but it is preventable. Among the ways to help is to encourage someone who may attempt suicide to reach out for help, including texting the line at 741741. The line can be texted for yourself or on someone else’s behalf.

Man with gun tattoo on forehead charged with illegal gun possession

Michael Vines has a gun tattooed on his forehead, but that’s not the weapon that put him behind bars in South Carolina.

Police in Greenville reported Tuesday that Vines was involved in a recent car crash, after which city firefighters said they saw him toss a weapon into the grass nearby. The firefighters reported it to police officers, who recovered the gun, described as a fully loaded Smith & Wesson .38-caliber revolver. 

Vines, whose mugshot shows a tattoo of a handgun in the middle of his forehead, is federally prohibited from having a gun, police officials said. He was charged with unlawful carrying of a firearm, as well as driving under a suspended license and speeding. 

“The real weapon was placed in property and evidence,” police officials said on the department’s Facebook page

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The department’s social media followers couldn’t resist a few jokes at Vines’ expense. One man asked if someone “held a gun to his head” to make him get the tattoo. 

Another man offered this hypothetical exchange:

“COP: ‘Sir, do you have any guns on you?’ THIS GUY: ‘No.’ COP: ‘Are you sure?’THIS GUY: ‘Absolutely. No way.’ COP: ‘Are you suuuuuuuurrrrreeeee?’ (Taps him on the forehead.)”

“Remorse written all over his forehead,” a commenter said. “No, wait. Nope, that’s a gun. My bad.”

Police officials did not say why Vines is prohibited from possessing a gun. 

17-year-old shot, killed by police in Pennsylvania

A 17-year-old was shot and killed by police in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday night after he allegedly ran away from a traffic stop on foot, authorities said.

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Police have not officially identified the teenager, but community sources told WPXI he is Antwon Rose. He attended Woodland Hills High School last year.

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According to the Allegheny County Police Department, Rose got out of a vehicle that matched the description of a vehicle seen near a shooting that occurred shortly before 8:30 a.m. on Kirkpatrick Avenue in North Braddock.

The vehicle, which police said had damage from bullets to the back window, was stopped near Grandview Avenue and Howard Street.

An officer from the East Pittsburgh Police Department was handcuffing the driver when two males ran from the car, police said. One of those males was Rose, according to officials.

Rose was taken to McKeesport Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The Allegheny County Police Department is asking the other person who ran away from the vehicle to turn himself in "so that he can give a comprehensive description of what occurred."

The victim in the North Braddock shooting, a 22-year-old man, was treated for his injuries and released from an area trauma center.

The Allegheny County Police Homicide Unit is investigating both incidents. 

Which Republicans are speaking out against separating immigrant families? Which governors are recalling guard troops from borders over it?

After meeting with President Donald Trump on Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, (R-Kentucky), said that he and the rest of the Republican caucus plan to work on legislation that would end the practice of separating migrant families at the country’s southern border. 

“I support, and all of the members of the Republican conference support, a plan to keep families together while their immigration status is determined,” McConnell said.

>>President Trump to reverse course on immigrant family separations

McConnell is the highest-ranking Republican to publicly disagree with Trump on the “zero tolerance” immigration policy announced in April by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The policy calls for adults illegally entering the country to be criminally prosecuted. 

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Children who accompany those arrested for illegally entering the country are separated from their parents or guardians and taken into the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services. 

Photographs of children behind fenced areas inside large facilities and an audio tape of children crying for their parents have led legislators to call for Trump to immediately end the policy of separating migrant families.

According to immigration records, during April and May, federal authorities separated at least 1,995 children from parents apprehended crossing the border illegally.

>>Clergy group brings church charges of child abuse, immorality against Jeff Sessions over zero-tolerance policy

Sen. Ted Curz, (R-Texas), introduced a bill Tuesday that would require children be kept with their family members unless the child appeared to be in danger or the victim of human trafficking. The bill calls for doubling the number of federal immigration judges and authorize new family shelters.

Also on Tuesday, Sen. Orrin Hatch, (R-Utah), and a dozen other Republican senators sent a letter to Sessions asking him to stop the policy of separating migrant families while Congress works on a solution to the issue.

The letter read in part: "The immediate cause of the crisis is your Department's recent institution of a 'zero tolerance' policy under which all adults who enter the United States illegally are referred for prosecution, regardless of whether they are accompanied by minor children. We support the administration's efforts to enforce our immigration laws, but we cannot support implementation of a policy that results in the categorical forced separation of minor children from their parents.”

Those senators signing the letter:

Sen. Lamar Alexander (Tennessee)

Sen. John Boozman (Arkansas)

Sen. Bill Cassidy (Louisiana)

Sen. Susan Collins (Maine)

Sen. Bob Corker (Tennessee)

Sen. Cory Gardner (Colorado)

Sen. Dean Heller (Nevada)

Sen. James Lankford (Oklahoma)

Sen. John McCain (Arizona)

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska)

Sen. Rob Portman (Ohio)

Sen. Pat Roberts (Kansas)

Here are some other Republicans who have spoken out against the policy:

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio

Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt

“We clearly have a border security problem," Blunt said in a statement to KCUR. "I agree with Mrs. [Laura] Bush and Mrs. [Melania] Trump that separating families does not meet the standard of who we are as a country. Strengthening our border security and upholding our laws in a manner consistent with our values will help facilitate progress toward addressing all aspects of our broken immigration system.”

Kansas Rep. Kevin Yoder

“As the son of a social worker, I know the human trauma that comes with children being separated from their parents,” he tweeted. “It takes a lasting, and sometimes even irreversible toll on the child’s well-being. That’s why I’m demanding that Attorney General Sessions halt the practice of family separation at the border immediately as Congress works toward legislative solutions.”

Texas Sen. John Cornyn

“Parents who are awaiting court proceedings shouldn’t have to do so separated from their children, and children shouldn’t be taken from their parents and left frightened and confused about where they are and what is transpiring around them.”

Colorado Rep. Mike Coffman

“This afternoon I reached out to Sen. Diane Feinstein’s office to let her know I want to help her put a stop to this human rights disaster at the border. If that means introducing her bill in the House, I’d be honored to stand with her. If there is a better bill sponsor to get this done, or if there is a better approach from Sen. Ben Sasse, I’m open to all reasonable options. Tearing children from the arms of parents and then isolating them alone is antithetical to the America I grew up in, and to the America I have fought many times to defend. This isn’t who we are. My colleagues should mark their words and this moment — history won’t remember well those who support the continuation of this policy.”

Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse 

“The president should immediately end this family separation policy.”

Texas Rep. Will Hurd

“This is part of the problem with this administration on this policy. There's different elements of the government that don't understand what's really going on. Kids are being separated from their parents. In the last two months, there's been about 2,000. The previous year, it was almost 700. And a hundred of those kids were under the age of 4. This is just absolutely unacceptable. Taking kids from their mothers is not preventing terrorists or drugs from coming into this country.”

Ohio Rep. Steve Stivers 

“I will support other means to stop unnecessary separation of children from their parents.”

New Jersey Rep. Chris Smith

"There is nothing more important than protecting vulnerable children from physical and psychological harm. The policy of forcibly separating children from their parent or parents at the U.S. border is seriously wrong, hurts families, and needs to immediately end.

"The departments of Justice and Homeland Security must halt the practice of family separations, except in the cases of criminal felonies by an adult including rape, murder, sexual assault on a minor, or human trafficking."

Not calling out the Guard

Governors of at least 13 states have said they will not send their state’s National Guardsmen to help secure the southern border, according to a story from The New York Times.

The governors of Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia have all said they will not deploy National Guard troops to the southern border. 

Governors of other states have said they will not use state resources to separate adults from children at the border.

In April, Trump called on the country’s governors to deploy more National Guard troops to the border to help with border security. State governors control National Guard deployment.

Most of the governors who have said they will either recall or refuse to send troops are Democrats. Two of the governors who have spoken publicly about National Guard troop deployment to the border are Republicans – Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

The role of National Guard troops is limited. National Guard troops are forbidden by the Posse Comiatus Act from detaining suspects, from using force or from other law enforcement functions. Their role at the border would be one of providing support and possibly helping in surveillance.

Hot dog: 5 ways to keep pets safe in hot weather; what to do during heatstroke

Summertime is perfect for outdoor adventures with your dog, but experts warn that pets can quickly overheat, or burn their paws on hot asphalt while out on a walk.

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Here are 5 tips to keep your dog safe this summer, from the U.S. Humane Society: 

1. Avoid hot asphalt: Avoid walking your dog on hot sidewalks with asphalt. Being close to the ground, your dog’s body can heat up quickly and sensitive paws can burn. Try and walk your dog in the grass whenever possible. 

2. Watch the humidity: “Animals pant to evaporate moisture from their lungs, which can take heat away from their body,” said Dr. Barry Kellogg, of the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association. “If the humidity is too high, they are unable to cool themselves, and their temperature will skyrocket to dangerous levels very quickly.”

3. Do not shave your dog: The layers of a dog’s coat helps protect it from overheating and sunburn. Brushing fluffy dogs more frequently can help with excessive heat.

4. Fans are often not enough to keep dogs cool: Dogs respond to heat differently than humans -- for example, they sweat primarily through their feet. Fans are not as effective on dogs as they are on people. Cooling body wraps, mats and other products made for dogs can help. You can soak them in cool water as well. If your dog does well in a bath, a cooling soak can help.

5. Limit exercise on hot days: On very hot days, pets should be limited to walks in the early morning or evening. Dogs with white-colored ears are susceptible to skin cancer. Short-nosed dogs, like pugs, often have difficulty breathing. 

Never leave your animals alone in a parked vehicle. Not only can it lead to fatal heat stroke, it is illegal in several states.

It can be difficult to know when an animal is having an emergency -- experts say the best way to know is to take your dog’s temperature. Any temperature over 104 degrees can put your dog at risk of heatstroke.

Warning signs of heatstroke in dogs: Heavy panting, glazed eyes, rapid heartbeat and difficulty breathing are all signs the dog might be experiencing a heatstroke. If they excessively salivate, lose consciousness or their tongue turns a deep red or purple color, call a veterinarian immediately.

Animals at highest risk of heatstroke: Any animal that is very old or very young, underweight or not conditioned to exercise are susceptible to heatstroke. Some breeds, including boxers, pugs, Shih Tzus and dogs with short muzzles are exceptionally at risk. 

How to treat a pet suffering from heatstroke: Immediately move the dog to an air-conditioned area, and apply ice packs and cold towels to their head, neck and chest. Run cool water over them, but make sure the water is not too cold. Allow them to have small amounts of water or lick ice cubes. Take them directly to a veterinarian. 

George Clooney, Amal Clooney donate $100,000 to help immigrant children separated from families

George Clooney and Amal Clooney are donating $100,000 on behalf of their foundation to help immigrant children who have been separated from their families under the Trump administration.

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In a statement to People, the couple, who welcomed twins Ella and Alexander last year, said, “At some point in the future our children will ask us: ‘Is it true, did our country really take babies from their parents and put them in detention centers?’ And when we answer yes, they’ll ask us what we did about it. What we said. Where we stood. We can’t change this administration’s policy but we can help defend the victims of it.

“Today, the Clooney Foundation for Justice will donate $100,000 to the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights.”

The Young Center, founded in 2004, works to have children in immigration proceedings seen as children, keeping their best interests in the process.

Related: Trump border policy: How to help immigrant children separated from families

“This Administration’s policy disregards international law and basic principles of human decency. To treat children in such a cruel manner not only violates their legal rights but also their basic needs,” The Young Center’s executive director, Maria Woltjen, said in a statement. “We are doing everything we can to advocate on behalf of the thousands of children who are separated and alone, and we are grateful for the generous support of George and Amal Clooney and the Clooney Foundation for Justice — it could not be more vital at this time.”

The donation is the latest from the couple, whose foundation has also sponsored the resettlement of Syrian and Yazidi refugees in the U.S. and the opening of eight public schools in Lebanon for Syrian refugee children. In February, the couple donated $500,000 to Parkland shooting survivors.

For more information on how to help families separated at the border, click here.

Police: Man uses riding lawn mower to hit people in face with rocks

A Texas man is accused of using his riding lawn mower to launch a rock attack in his neighborhood.

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Police say on June 9, Johnny Manning, 72, rode his riding lawn mower onto a gravel driveway, where he pelted three people with rocks as they were exiting a vehicle. The man who reported the incident told police he was dropping off his ex-wife and daughter at the home the pair share with Manning when the attack occurred, the Galveston County Daily News reported. The man told police that Manning doesn't like him.

The man's 9-year-old daughter was struck in the face and body by the rocks, the Daily News reported. The rock attack also caused damage to the man's SUV, including broken windows, dents and scratches, according to the Daily News report. 

Police said Manning confessed to the attack and told them he'd do it again if he had the chance.

Manning was arrested on two felonies, intentional bodily injury and criminal mischief of more than $2,500, and a misdemeanor assault charge, police said. 

Prince Louis christening date announced

We now know when we’ll get our next official glimpse of Prince Louis.

He will be christened on July 9 at the Chapel Royal at St. James’s Palace, London, the royal family announced Wednesday. It is the same location where Louis’ older brother, Prince George was christened. 

Their sister, Princess Charlotte, was baptized at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Norfolk, at the Queen’s Sandringham estate, the BBC reported.

Prince Louis’ full name is Louis Arthur Charles and his christening will be presided over by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, the BBC reported.

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There has been no announcement of who the family has chosen for Louis’ godparents, but the list of names is expected to be released the morning of the ceremony.

It is expected that Prince Louis will wear the same christening gown worn by his siblings, which is a copy of the gown worn by Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter. The original was made in 1841 and was used until 2004, the BBC reported.

The water for the baptism comes from the Jordan River, where John the Baptist baptized Jesus, the BBC reported

Prince William and his wife, Kate,  welcomed their third child on April 23, weeks before the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19. William and Kate attended the wedding with George and Charlotte, but Louis was at the ceremony.

Man injured while taking selfie arrested on outstanding burglary charge

A man in Texas injured while taking a selfie ended up with a mug shot.

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Galveston police told KHOU that Billy Pettice, 38, was rescued Friday from the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway after falling 40 feet while trying to take a selfie. 

Pettice was hospitalized and treated for broken ribs. While in the hospital, authorities ran a warrant check and discovered that Pettice was wanted on a misdemeanor burglary charge in Louisiana, KHOU reported.

After his release from the hospital, Pettice was arrested on the outstanding warrant, police said.

Eva Longoria, husband Jose Bastón welcome baby boy

Actress Eva Longoria and her husband, media mogul José Bastón, welcomed their first child together Tuesday, June 19.

Giving the first photo of her son to HOLA! USA, the actress can be seen cradling Santiago Enrique Bastón. He was born at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles weighing 6 pounds and 13 ounces.

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“We are so grateful for this beautiful blessing,” the couple told the publication.

Throughout her pregnancy, the 43-year-old actress stayed busy. Posts on her Instagram page show her at various events and working on multiple projects. During that time, she also got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and had to say goodbye to her beloved dog, Jinxy, June 14.

Longoria confirmed her pregnancy in December, when she was four months along.

Santiago is the first child for Longoria. Bastón, 50, president of Televisa, the largest media company in Latin America, has three children of his own from an earlier marriage.

Bastón and Longoria started dating in 2013 and married three years later in Valle de Bravo, Mexico.

New boozy push pops contain more alcohol than a glass of wine

If you miss the summer days of cooling off with a Push-Pop, never fear!

Buzz Pop Cocktails, a Las Vegas-based company, has invented liquor-infused push pops with flavors including Lemon Drop Martini and Moscow Mule.

Each Buzz Pop Cocktail is 15 percent alcoholic by volume -- double the amount of alcohol in a glass of beer, or nearly two glasses of wine.

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The pops are infused with fresh fruit and vodka, rum, tequila or whiskey.

The company is part of a crowdfunding project that got a boost of funding from ‘Shark Tank’ original shark Kevin Harrington.

The drinks are sold online and in stores in South Carolina, New York, Colorado, Las Vegas and California.

Couple raises millions to help reunite migrant children, parents

A California couple has raised millions of dollars to help families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border as a result of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy.

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Charlotte and Dave Willner told the San Jose Mercury News that they launched their Facebook fundraiser, called "Reunite an immigrant parent with their child,” on Saturday morning after seeing a photo of a 2-year-old Honduran girl sobbing as an official patted down her mother at the border.

Dave Willner told the Mercury News that the fundraiser “was the closest thing we could do to hugging that kid.”

The fundraiser was launched with a goal of $1,500, but by Wednesday morning it had garnered more than $9.6 million in donations. For a few hours Sunday, donations were coming in at a rate of $4,000 per minute, David Willner said in a post on Facebook

The money will go toward the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, a Texas nonprofit that provides free and low-cost legal services to immigrants and refugees.

Among those who donated to the Willners’ fundraiser are Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, Politico reported. The Willners are previously employees of the tech giant. A company spokesperson declined to say how much they donated.

>> Trump border policy: How to help immigrant children separated from families

“These aren’t kids we don’t have to care about. They’re like our kids,” Charlotte Willner told the Mercury News. “When we look at the faces of these children, we can’t help but see our own children’s faces.”

The national debate over immigration has ramped up in recent weeks after reports surfaced that authorities on the U.S.-Mexico border are separating migrant children from their parents as part of the Trump administration’s efforts to deal with people who come into the country illegally.

>> Is the immigration separation policy new, where did it come from, where are the detention centers?

The Trump administration in April ordered prosecutors to charge every person suspected of illegally crossing the border. Children traveling with the adults have been separated and placed in detention centers.

The president has repeatedly called for Democrats to negotiate with Republicans to address the issue after falsely claiming that the party is behind laws that mandate the separation of children from parents at the border. No such law exists.

Pope Francis criticizes Trump administration for migrant family separations

Pope Francis criticized the Trump administration’s policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border in an interview published Wednesday by Reuters.

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“It’s not easy, but populism is not the answer,” he said.

The pope told Reuters that he agreed with statements made last week by Catholic bishops in America who called the family separation policy “immoral.” 

>> Clergy group brings church charges of child abuse, immorality against Jeff Sessions over zero-tolerance policy

“While protecting our borders is important, we can and must do better as a government, and as a society, to find other ways to ensure that safety,” Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said in a statement released at the conference’s spring assembly. “Separating babies from their mothers is not the answers and is immoral.”

Francis told Reuters that he is “on the side of the bishops’ conference.”

>> Recording of crying immigrant children separated from parents at border sparks outrage

“I believe that you cannot reject people who arrive,” he said, speaking about the migrant crisis that has sent hundreds of thousands of people into Europe. “You have to receive them, help them, look after them, accompany them and then see where to put them, but throughout Europe.”

He said that populists have been “creating psychosis” around the issue of immigration.

“Populism does not resolve things,” he said. “What resolves things is acceptance, study, prudence.”

>> Immigration: Babies and children held in 'tender age' shelters according to report

The Trump administration in April directed prosecutors to pursue cases against all people suspected of crossing the border illegally as part of a “zero tolerance” immigration enforcement policy. Parents have been separated from their children as they face prosecution.

Nearly 2,000 children were separated from their families over a six-week period in April and May, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

President Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed that Democrats are to blame for laws that mandate the family separations, however, no law requiring the separations exists.

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