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Massachusetts man shoots, kills 6-year-old son before committing suicide, DA says

A Foxborough, Massachusetts, man shot and killed his 6-year-old son Thursday night before turning the gun on himself and committing suicide, the Norfolk County District Attorney said Friday morning.

Around 11:30 p.m. Thursday, the Foxborough Police Department received a 911 call from a neighbor to report what appeared to be a medical emergency.

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“First responders came to the scene and located 6-year-old Anthony Scaccia suffering from a single gunshot wound,” District Attorney Michael Morrissey said at a news conference Friday morning. “He was taken to Norwood Hospital where he was pronounced dead.”

First responders also located William Scaccia Jr., 49, Anthony’s father, dead from a single gunshot wound to the head, Morrissey said.

Related: Mother feared father would kill son, self, affadavit says

“As far as we know he was not living at that house,” Foxborough police Chief William Baker said.

“The occupants of the house, including this child, had a family relationship with him and had lived there previously.”

Baker said the police department had previous run-ins with William Scaccia.

“The history recently led me to deny him a pistol permit in July of this year,” Baker said. “He appealed that denial to the District Court in Wrentham. On Sept. 8, the judge in the District Court supported my denial, preventing him from being licensed from having a firearm.”

Baker reiterated the fact that they had previous history with William Scaccia, which were described as “family and domestic relationships,” which, he said, were complicated.

One of those run-ins with police, Baker said, led to his arrest on Sept. 16.

The incident is under investigation by state and local authorities, and Morrissey said a weapon and shell casings were recovered from the scene.

“There was also some evidence that an accelerant was spread through parts of the house and in a hallway area and upstairs,” Morrissey said. 

The boy’s grandmother was asleep in the home and awoke to smoke and flames. She was able to extinguish the fire before first responders arrived.

Baker said the most important part of this incident, in his opinion, was the killing of Anthony Scaccia.

He said that in his previous jurisdictions the police department created public service announcements pleading to “people on the edge” to reach out to clergy or other resources to get them the help they need. 

“Seek help rather than make a horrific decision like this, to take the life of an innocent child,” Baker said. 

Foxborough Public Schools Superintendent Debbie Spinelli said the entire community was shaken.

“Our hearts go out to this sweet little boy who was just starting his educational journey and to those who loved and cared for him,” Spinelli said in a statement. “Counselors are available at school (Friday) morning for our students and staff, and will continue next week.”

Donald Trump says NFL anthem protesters should be ‘off the field’ and fired

U.S. President Donald Trump is clearly not a fan of the national anthem protests that have been taking place in the NFL over the past year.

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While at a Friday campaign rally for Alabama Sen. Luther Strange in Huntsville, Alabama, Trump took on a number of things during his speech, including North Korea and Kim Jong Un, the crowd size of the rally and protests by NFL football players.

Trump considers the protests are disrespectful, and used colorful language to say so.

“Wouldn’t you love one of the NFL owners, when someone disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a (expletive) off the field right now. Out. He’s fired!’”

The crowd applauded Trump’s comments.

Trump also referenced NFL ratings, which are down so far this year, and blamed the low numbers on the protests negatively affecting the game. He also blamed rule changes on hard hits.

Trump seems to be taking a shot at former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who was the driving force behind the protests last year. Many players across many different teams and sports have since joined in on the protest during the anthem, generating attention among sports fans and others at large.

Florida woman wants 100 cards for 100th birthday

One woman in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, has a simple request for her 100th birthday: 100 birthday cards.

The Northwest Florida Daily News reported that Bobbie Arrasmith, 99, celebrates her birthday Oct. 7. She wants handwritten cards for each year of her life.

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“Our whole family is trying to get her 100 birthday cards for her 100th birthday,” Arrasmith’s son, Richard Arrasmith, told NWF Daily News Thursday. “It would be such an honor, and we would appreciate any help that we can get.”

As of the newspaper’s report, Arrasmith has about 20 cards that have mostly come from one of her seven grandchildren who lives out of the state.

“I don’t feel like 100,” she told the newspaper. “I’m pretty healthy. They take good care of me...I take one day at a time and I thank the Lord in the morning for that extra day.”

For more information on Arrasmith, visit

Those interested in sending handwritten birthday cards to Arrasmith can send them to 30 Memorial Parkway SW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548.

Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford among ‘90s supermodels reunited at Versace show

In celebration of her late older brother, fashion designer Donatella Versace reunited some of the most iconic supermodels from the 1990s at her runway show Friday at Milan Fashion Week.

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Harper’s Bazaar reported that Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Carla Bruni, and Helena Christensen walked the runway holding hands behind Versace during the finale of the show.

The occasion marked 20 years since the death of Gianni Versace, the founder of the Italian fashion house.

Gianni Versace was murdered by a serial killer in July 1997.

The New York Times reported that the models -- who were some of the late designer’s favorites -- wore gold chain-mail gowns in a nod to a 1994 ad campaign.

“For me, this is a celebration of my brother, an opportunity to do something lively and fun, that creates joy,” Versace told NYT of the finale of her show. “We need it these days.”

See images of Versace, Campbell, Schiffer, Crawford, Christensen and Bruni at Milan Fashion Week below.

Frida, the hero rescue dog, saves 12 following Mexico earthquake

Frida, a rescue dog from the Mexican navy’s Canine Unit, has made headlines due to her heroic efforts following the 7.1-magnitude earthquake that rocked Mexico City on Tuesday.  

The Los Angeles Times reported that the 7-year-old Labrador has saved more than 50 people since joining the Mexican navy.

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Throughout her career, Frida has recovered 52 people, 12 of which were alive, in various natural disasters, including the earthquake that hit in Oaxaca, Mexico, on Sept. 7.

KABC reported that Frida carries a camera on her harness to assist rescue crews as she navigates areas that would not be accessible otherwise.

Because of Frida’s age, the dog typically follows up after younger dogs, including 1-and-a-half-year-olds Evil and Echo, who first go into the rubble. Frida then confirms whether or not other dogs have detected a person, the LA Times reported.

The Navy has dispatched 15 rescue dogs in an effort to find survivors and those who have died. About 270 people have been confirmed dead, and that number will likely rise as Frida and her crew continue their search. 

The house from the ‘90s sitcom ‘Family Matters’ is being demolished

Remember the beloved character, Steve Urkel, from the ‘90s sitcom “Family Matters”? The house he frequented in the show, which appeared in the opening credits of the series is being demolished. 

Earlier this week, the city of Chicago approved a demolition permit for the home, located at 1516 W. Wrightwood Ave., according to DNA Info

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The residence will be wrecked and removed to make room for a three-unit abode on the lot.

Coldwell Banker Realtors told the DNA Info that renovations were not viable. However, the owners plan to hang a photo of the original house in the entry of the new building. 

“Family Matters” made its debut on ABC in September of 1989. It lasted for nine seasons, airing its last episode in July of 1998. The series followed Chicago policemen Carl Winslow, his family and their pesky neighbor Steve Urkel.

Although it was filmed in California, the series used the Chicago home as the backdrop. Take a look back at the opener below to spot it.

Kylie Jenner is pregnant, according to reports

Kylie Jenner, the youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner family, is reportedly pregnant, according to TMZ.

The website, which first reported the news, cited “multiple sources close” to the reality TV star.

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Jenner, 20, and her boyfriend of five months, rapper Travis Scott, 25, have been telling their friends the news, according to TMZ’s Friday story. TMZ said it could not verify it, but Scott may have told friends they are expecting a girl.

BuzzFeed News, citing “a source with knowledge of the situation,” also reported that Jenner is pregnant.

“They started telling friends a few weeks ago,” a source told People. “The family has known for quite some time. She is REALLY excited and so is Travis!”

TMZ reported that Jenner has been posting older photos on her Instagram as of late, and in a recent Snapchat, she posed for a photo in a baggy T-shirt. Recent photos Jenner posts are from the chest-up.

The latest Instagram photo she posted Thursday was at least from November of last year, according  to BuzzFeed News.

Jenner is due in February, a source told People. 

Representatives for Scott and Jenner have not responded to reports.

Stranger spends days in water to find couple's lost engagement ring

A good Samaritan with a metal detector helped a couple recover a ring that was accidentally dropped into a Missouri pond earlier this month in a marriage proposal gone awry.

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A video of the proposal went viral after Seth Dixon got down on one knee to propose to his girlfriend of four years, Ruth Salas, on a wooden bridge over Kansas City’s Loose Park Pond, The Kansas City Star reported. In video posted on social media, Dixon can be seen opening the box that held the engagement ring, and then watching in horror as the ring pops out of the box and slides between the slats of the bridge they stood on.

Photographer Staci Dabney said in a Facebook post that the couple’s friends grabbed goggles and jumped in the water to help find the ring, without luck.

The video was seen by thousands of people across the internet, including Michael Long, of Springfield.

"I had a metal detector,” Long told KMBC. “I just thought it would just be nice to get up there, help a random couple out and find the ring before someone else found it.”

Long told the news station that over the course of two days and hours in the water equipped with little more than the metal detector, a pair of goggles and a bucket filled with rocks to weigh him down, he found 25 nails, a toy car and the couple’s engagement ring.

“First thing I did was jump out of the pond and I’m running to the people around me and I was like, ‘Do you think this thing is real?’” Long told the Star. “It’s a shock, like, ‘Did I really just find this thing?’”

Dixon thanked Long on Wednesday in a Facebook post.

“We truly appreciate you going out of your way to find our ring and returning it to us,” Dixon said. “Many people searched for the ring, but you are the one who found it. We appreciate your service!”

The couple was in Los Angeles when the ring was recovered. 

Dixon said he and Salas believed they were in town to film a segment for 20/20, but were surprised when they were instead brought on for a redo of their engagement on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

“Even with them knowing everything, they still decided to bless us with a new ring,” Dixon said. “After the show, we again mentioned the ring situation. They again said they wanted us to keep the new ring! All of the staff at ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ have been AMAZING and we are so thankful for them!”

Dixon said the couple plans to marry on Oct. 21.

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. 

MORE: Former middle school PE teacher arrested on child molestation charge

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. 

Ex-agent sentenced for sharing FBI secrets with married mistress

A now-retired Atlanta FBI agent was sentenced to probation on charges that he shared confidential law enforcement information with his married mistress.

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In pleading guilty to a federal misdemeanor charge, Ken Hillman admitted that he allowed the woman and her now-former husband to participate in undercover child sex sting operations.

Hillman ran a joint local-federal Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force in northwest Georgia.

He told a federal judge Friday he accepted that he had violated FBI policy, but said he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder because of the disturbing images he saw daily.

"It seemed the chatrooms I would go into would routinely become worse and worse and worse," he said.

Hillman pleaded guilty in July to a single charge contained in an “accusation” that federal prosecutors secured just weeks before time would have run out on bringing criminal charges against the veteran agent.

Court documents show that Hillman allowed Angela Russell, with whom he had a sexual relationship, to help lure some would-be child predators online even though she was not in law enforcement. Russell was granted immunity.

The task force Hillman ran has since been disbanded.

Walmart tests ‘in-fridge’ home delivery service for customers who aren’t home

Walmart is testing a new grocery delivery service -- one where you don’t have to be home to receive your order.

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The retail giant announced Friday it has partnered with smart lock startup August Home to create a program where a delivery person can enter a customer’s home and put away groceries.

Delivery drivers would be given a one-time passcode that provides access to the customer’s house if no one is there. Customers would receive an alert notification via the August Home app when a delivery person enters their home and would be able to watch the delivery person through the app. 

The service will be tested in Silicon Valley with a small number of August Home users.

“These tests are a natural evolution of what Walmart is all about -- an obsession in saving our customers not just money but also time,” Sloan Eddleston, Walmart’s vice president of eCommerce strategy & business operations, wrote in a blog post. “This may not be for everyone -- and certainly not right away -- but we want to offer customers the opportunity to participate in tests today and help us shape what commerce will look like in the future.” 

Would you use it?

Read more here.

RELATED: Walmart introduces new options to take on Amazon, but is it better than Prime?

Brianna Chambers contributed to this report.

Funeral home burglar stole, wore dead man’s burial suit, police say

A Kentucky man is accused of burglarizing a funeral home and stealing from a dead man awaiting burial, according to police.

James Neal Sullivan, 35, of Cecilia, is charged with third-degree burglary in the Sept. 13 incident at Watson & Hunt Funeral Home in Leitchfield, a small city about 75 miles southwest of Louisville. The Leitchfield Police reported that a man broke into the funeral home around 10:30 p.m. the night of the burglary and stayed inside for several hours, even taking a nap in the office.

The man, later identified as Sullivan, could also be seen on surveillance footage dressing himself in a suit meant for the burial of a client of the business. Before leaving, he stole the clothes and some jewelry from the dead man, the keys to the funeral home’s hearse and several electronic items, including a Playstation 3 he found in the office, police officials said.

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The investigation into the burglary led to Sullivan’s identification as the man who broke into the funeral home. According to police, investigators from Leitchfield, along with Hardin County narcotics agents and Kentucky state troopers on Wednesday executed a search warrant on a home in White Mills. 

During the search, they found some of the property that had been stolen in the funeral home burglary, Leitchfield police officials said. They also found drugs, drug paraphernalia, a weapon and detonation cords.

Sullivan was not present at the time of the search warrant, but two other people were arrested in connection to the case. 

Gary W. Hawks, 55, of White Mills, is charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession and distribution of explosives without a permit and possession of marijuana, according to a statement on the Leitchfield Police Department’s Facebook page

Jennifer Kay Wills, 38, of White Mills, also was arrested Wednesday at the home. She is charged with receiving stolen property, tampering with physical evidence and first-degree possession of a controlled substance. 

Police were still looking for Sullivan Thursday morning, but information from the Grayson County Detention Center shows he was booked on the burglary charge there later that day. He remained there Friday afternoon. 

Hawks and Wills also remained jailed, but they were in the Hardin County Jail. 

Man whose body pulled from creek told 911 ‘I’d rather be humiliated than dead’

The 71-year-old man who died and whose body was pulled out of Wolf Creek on Wednesday had called 911 and tried to let police know he needed help. 

“I need a rescue,” Charles Romine told a 911 dispatcher, according to the recording obtained by this news organization. “I’ve been on these rocks for, like, three hours.” 

Romine called 911 at 2:13 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18.

Dayton police issued a missing endangered adult alert the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 20. Romine’s family reported he was blind and had cataracts.

“This is really embarrassing but I’d rather be humiliated than dead,” Romine said, adding he had lost his water bottle and was tired from climbing rocks for hours.

Romine said he had left the Montgomery County Job Center earlier in the day. He had gotten off the bus to get cigarettes before going home for lunch, but lost his bag, cigarettes and keys.

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“I don’t want to be looking embarrassed, that’s the main thing,” Romine said in an almost 8-minute call. “But I don’t want to lose my life, either.”

An entry on the Montgomery County dispatch log at 2:46 p.m. states crews could not locate Romine and attempted to call him back twice without answer. The incident was closed at 2:46 p.m.

At about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Romine’s body was found in Wolf Creek in the area of West Riverview Avenue and Philadelphia Drive — more than three miles from the area he told the dispatcher.

The dispatcher told Romine, “I will have an officer out there as soon as I can,” to which he responded, “Thank you, ma’am.” 

When the dispatcher said, “You’re welcome,” Romine answered, “Alright, bye bye.”

Man thanks officers who saved his life from flesh-eating bacteria

It was an emotional moment when a man got to thank officers for saving his life. 

WSBTV’s Linda Stouffer was there the moment Alan Avery was able to hug and embrace the DeKalb County officers. 

It was a year ago that Avery called to report someone breaking into his home five times.

“It’s not normal for someone to call back to back to back 911,” said DeKalb County officer T.P. Dunn.

Dunn, along with officer J.Q. Kelley and officer M. Poon, did exhaustive searches but there was no burglar, just something more serious going on with Avery.

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“He really believes people are breaking in,” Dunn said.

Avery refused medical treatment so Poon made a decision to call his husband. 

“Asking me if there’s a history of mental illness or drug use, most importantly is he OK,” husband Michael Newton said. 

Avery was not OK. He was hallucinating, in dangerous septic shock from a flesh-eating bacteria infection. 

He spent weeks in a coma, eight painful surgeries and months of rehab. When they finally got him to the hospital, as the officers had been urging, doctors told Avery he could have been dead within an hour. 

At DeKalb police headquarters Wednesday, he brought gift cards and gratefulness.

“Without you, I would not be here today,” Avery said. “I would be dead. Thank you, thank all of you.”

The officers said their crisis intervention training was key to looking beyond the first emergency. 

“I'm just happy we could be a big part of that and do what we love to do, which is protect and serve,” Kelley said.

“Everything happens for a reason,” Poon said.

And that is why in that emotional hug, there was so much joy.

End-of-world prediction interrupts TV broadcasts

Television programming for some California viewers was interrupted for about a minute Thursday with a disturbing message warning of the end of the world.

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“Realize this, extremely violent times will come,” a voice in the alert said, according to the Orange County Register.

The alert interrupted Cox and Spectrum broadcast customers in Orange County around 11:05 a.m.

The cause of the alert was because one or more radio stations conducted an emergency test and did not transmit the end tone which completes the test, Joe Camero, a Cox spokesman told the Register Thursday. Broadcast stations then picked up the audio feed that sent the alert.

“We don’t want to alarm anyone with any false emergency alerts,” Camero said.

Both providers are investigating the cause of the alert and whether it was done intentionally.

It is not known if the alert has anything to do with the end of the world prophecy by David Meade, a numerologist, who claims catastrophic events will occur Saturday, according to the Washington Post.

“I was definitely startled, because the volume increased exponentially,” Erin Mireles told the Register. “I wasn’t alarmed in the sense of thinking something was wrong, because I assumed it was some sort of hack. My channel changed back to Bravo after a couple minutes.”

Equifax apologizes for sending people to fake company website

Equifax linked people to a fake online site that mimicked the link for its own site on its massive Sept. 7 security breach that affected 143 million Americans.

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After the breach, which involved Social Security numbers and other key identifying information, Equifax set up a site,, that directed people to information on the hacking incident and links to sign up for free credit monitoring and other protections the company is offering.

But in several tweets in recent days, a company employee directed people to a fake site that flipped the name of the site and sent people to a similar-appearing site.

>> Related: Clark Howard: 10 things you need to know about the Equifax data breach

Rather than being a phishing site that could have reaped unsuspecting folks’ personal data yet again, it was set up by Nick Sweeting, a software engineer, according to news reports.

People who clicked on the link got this headline: “Cybersecurity Incident & Important Consumer Information Which is Totally Fake, Why Did Equifax Use A Domain That’s So Easily Impersonated By Phishing Sites?”

>> Related: Report: Feds investigating top Equifax executives’ stock trading

Sweeting told the New York Times his site received more than 200,000 hits before he took it down Wednesday evening.

Equifax apologized for the mistake. “All posts using the wrong link have been taken down. To confirm, the correct website is We apologize for the confusion,” the company said in a statement.

The company also warned people to watch for fake websites and emails targeting Equifax customers and people responding to the hacking incident.

“These scams, designed to capture personal information (known as “phishing”) are designed to appear as if they are from Equifax and the emails may link to websites purporting to be operated by Equifax,” said the company.

What is the Graham-Cassidy health care bill and what does it mean for you?

Update 2:13 p.m. ET -- The Associated Press reported that Sen. John McCain says he won't vote for the Republican bill repealing the Obama health care law. His statement likely deals a fatal blow to the last-gasp GOP measure in a Senate showdown expected next week.

Previous post: Next week, the Senate will likely vote on a new health care bill, one, like the others that failed earlier this year, aimed at repealing the Affordable Care Act. 

The bill, sponsored by Sens. Lindsey Graham, (R-South Carolina), and Dr. Bill Cassidy, (R-Louisiana), would keep a portion of the ACA intact but would restructure the way states get federal funds for health care. 

Republicans need 50 votes for the bill to pass. Cassidy told USA Today he believes the legislation has “probably 48 or 49.” 

Here’s a look at what’s in the plan.

What do I have to buy? Under Graham-Cassidy, you do not have to buy health care insurance.

What does my employer have to do? 

There will no longer be a penalty on large employers that fail to provide insurance to employees. 

The president said he will not sign a bill that ignores those with pre-existing conditions. What does the plan have for those with pre-existing conditions? 

States will be able to waive provisions that cap what insurance companies can charge people with pre-existing conditions. However, insurance companies may not deny coverage to those with pre-existing conditions. 

States can waive the requirements for certain coverage mandated under the ACA, such as maternity care, mental health services and hospitalization. 

Will I still get a subsidy if I purchase health care insurance on my own? 

No. The bill ends in 2020 the subsidies meant to reduce premiums for people earning up to 400 percent of the poverty level.

What happens to Medicaid? 

The Medicaid program was expanded in 31 states and the District of Columbia under the ACA. Graham-Cassidy would bar any other state from expanding Medicaid. It would also end the expansion in the 31 states and D.C. in 2020. 

Beginning in 2020, Graham-Cassidy would set up states with a “per-capita cap,” meaning states get a fixed amount of money per Medicaid enrollee. States could choose to get federal Medicaid funding as a block grant. 

Those grants could be used for non-disabled adults and children in their Medicaid program. If they choose that option, states would get a fixed amount of federal funding each year – no matter the number of participants in the program.

Other parts of the plan: 

  • States could require adult Medicaid recipients to work. The disabled, elderly and pregnant women would be exempt. 
  • Anyone can buy a catastrophic insurance plan. Under the ACA, it was only available for those under 30. 
  • It would defund Planned Parenthood for a year, then provide money for community health centers. 
  • Individuals can contribute more to health savings accounts – from $3,400 to $6,650 for individuals. For families, the amount would increase from $6.750 to $13,300.  
  • Young people can stay on their parents’ health care plan until age 26, just as with the Affordable Care Act.

Sources: USA Today; The Associated Press; CNN; The Washington Post

Police: Man mistakenly shows officers where he keeps drugs

An Ohio man is facing charges after police said he inadvertently led officers to a hidden stash of drug paraphernalia in his apartment.

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Middletown police on Wednesday executed an arrest warrant for Charles Hogg, 61.

When officers knocked on the door that was ajar, Hogg yelled, “Come on in,” according to the police report.

Hogg was still in his bedroom and he became “very nervous” as officers approached, the report said.

Officers saw three hypodermic needles on Hogg’s nightstand and a large container of used hypodermic needles on the floor, the report said.

When Hogg was told police were there because he owed city income taxes, he told them he had a receipt. He told officers to look for it in a nearby drawer, according to authorities.

Instead, officers found a set of digital scales and a glass pipe used for smoking crystal meth, police said.

Hogg then “lowered his head” after realizing the drug items were still in his drawer, the report said.

He was transported to the Middletown City Jail and is charged with three counts of drug abuse instruments, drug paraphernalia and a warrant for failure to pay city income taxes.

Police have received numerous complaints of drug activity in the residence from the owner of the property and neighbors, according to the report.

1-year-old dies after father attempts to treat cough with steamy shower

A 1-year-old baby has died in New York after his father attempted to treat a chronic cough by leaving the child in a steamy bathroom. 

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Mordechai Halpern, of Brooklyn, New York, was found unresponsive at his parents’ home on Thursday morning after his mother discovered him alone in a bathroom at the residence.

According to WPIX, Mordechai’s father attempted to cure the boy’s bronchitis early Thursday by giving him a mixture of lemon, sugar and water. When that didn’t work, the father put the baby in a stroller in the bathroom, where he turned on hot shower water, hoping it would act as a humidifier.

The 27-year-old father covered the child with a blanket, left the bathroom and went to sleep, according to the New York Daily News

About an hour and a half later, an alarm set for 5 a.m. woke Mordechai’s mother, who found the child unresponsive.

The boy was rushed to Maimonides Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. 

At the time of death, Mordechai’s body temperature was 108 degrees, the Daily News reported.

Police said there were no visible signs of trauma, WPIX reported.

Sources said police do not believe Mordechai’s father meant to harm him.

The medical examiner will determine his cause of death.

Clerk suspended 2 weeks at Circle K after shooting robbery suspect

It happened in less than 30 seconds.

In that instant, Jennifer Wertz thought about her three young children and her disabled mother she cares for at home.

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Then, Wertz pulled the gun from her pocket, readied it and shot the man pointing a gun in her face where she was working Monday at Circle K.

"I'm sick and tired of being a sitting duck,” Wertz told KOAT. “We are not to chase. We are not to provoke. We are not to do anything. We just stand there and give them what they want and they leave.”

Wertz was suspended by Circle K for two weeks for violating company policy by carrying a gun at work. She is likely going to lose the job she’s had for five years. Her family set up a GoFundMe to help in the meantime.

"I'd rather be alive and have to find another job," she told KOB. "So I was thinking about it and I realized it was either shoot or be shot so I decided to protect myself."

Wertz, who was already feels unsafe walking to her car at night, was supposed to work until 10 p.m., and heard about a robbery at a nearby 7-Eleven earlier that day, so she made sure to take her gun.

She was not behind the counter when Ferron Mendez, 23, burst into the convenience store pointing a gun.

That’s when Wertz fired, striking Mendez in the chest. He was taken to the hospital and is in critical condition, according to KOB.

Mendez is also the suspect in a robbery at a 7-Eleven that occurred earlier in the day, according to KOB. He is expected to be charged when he is released from the hospital, according to KOAT.

Mendez has no criminal history in New Mexico, according to the Albuquerque Journal. He had a Pennsylvania driver's license, but police did not know if he had a criminal history there.

Circle K did not comment about the incident.

Wertz, who has a concealed weapon license, won’t face charges, police said.

"I will continue to protect myself and my family," Wertz told KOB. "I understand the cops can't always be there. They're not always right around the corner. And we have to do something because these criminals are running our town. I've lived here nine years and they're literally running our town."

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