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    After a 15-month-old Oregon girl died of a methadone overdose in December 2013, the child’s father was accused of sometimes spiking 'kid-friendly drinks' such as Capri Sun with the narcotic, the Oregonian reported. In court on Monday, prosecutors didn't specify whether they believe Darian Lee McWoods, 24, intentionally gave his daughter one of his cocktails or whether the girl consumed the drink without his knowledge before she died. Either way, the amount of methadone in the child’s system could have stopped or slowed her breathing, and McWoods was known to mix the drug into drinks, prosecutors said, according to the Oregonian. Prosecutors also said McWoods frequently used a dangerous method to get his daughter to go to sleep: holding her down in her crib until she fell asleep. He also allegedly encouraged the mother of his other children to give them beer or whiskey to help them to go bed. >> Read more trending news McWoods has been held in jail without bail since he was arrested in connection with the death. Prosecutors have since built a case against the defendant, accusing him of killing his daughter “with extreme indifference to the value of human life.” His defense attorney has requested that the judge set a bail amount so that he may be released during his trial, which is set to begin in January. The attorney is arguing that the child’s death could be explained by other factors and that prosecutors made mistakes in their investigation. McWoods allegedly told police that his daughter had been fussy on the day of her death, and he put her down for a nap. When he later checked on her, he claims she was wedged between the mattress and the wall and wasn’t breathing. However, the deputy district attorney has said the girl was too old to be at risk of natural suffocation in a bed. Read more here.
  • 2017 is not a good year to be an airline company, especially if that company’s name is United Airlines.  Passenger and mom Emily France said her baby became overheated recently on a delayed flight as the aircraft waited on the Denver International Airport (DIA) tarmac, reports the Denver Post. The 39-year-old said that passengers waited for more than two hours on the plane despite a heat wave in the area. France recalled “hot air coming from the vents.” >> Read more trending news “We just sat and sat and sat,” she said. “I hit my call button and said, ‘I think it’s getting dangerously hot back here.'” France also said that despite requesting an ambulance, she had to wait for 30 minutes before she was allowed to leave the plane with her son, Owen. “They couldn’t evacuate us. It was chaos. I really thought my son was going to die in my arms,” France said as she criticized the airline for not being prepared to handle her situation. >> Man forcibly removed from flight after not voluntarily giving up seat Owen was treated at a children’s hospital after the incident. Doctors said he suffered from the heat but thankfully remained unaffected by heat-related medical conditions. DIA spokesman Heath Montgomery corroborated the call for an ambulance. A representative for United emailed the following statement to the Denver Post: 'Yesterday, a child onboard flight 4644 at Denver International Airport experienced a medical issue while the aircraft was taxiing prior to takeoff. The pilot returned to the gate as our crew called for paramedics to meet the aircraft. Our thoughts are with the child and family, and we have been in contact to offer travel assistance.' Read more here.
  • A judge sentenced a Morganton, North Carolina, man to life in prison Tuesday morning at the federal courthouse in Asheville. >> Watch the news report here Justin Sullivan, who was 19 years old when he was first arrested in 2015, pleaded guilty last November to one count of attempting to commit an act of terrorism transcending national boundaries. >> READ: Department of Justice on Justin Sullivan sentencing He told the FBI he was a converted Muslim and wanted to kill 1,000 people by using cyanide-laced bullets and vehicles filled with bombs. Sullivan wanted to get an AR-15 from a gun show in Hickory to kill a large number of U.S. citizens, according to court documents.But what he didn't know was that he was corresponding with an undercover FBI agent.  >> On WSOCTV.com: Morganton teen accused of planning attacks to support ISIS, DOJ says During the sentencing, Sullivan told the court that he was not a bad person and that a life sentence was not justified. Prosecutors said in September of 2014, Sullivan converted to Islam, became a violent Islamic extremist and watched ISIS videos, wanting to create his own Islamic state in the United States. 'He planned to attack a concert or a club, places that we would call soft targets, places where people would be about enjoying their lives and not expecting acts of violence,” said U.S. Attorney Jill Westmoreland Rose.The judge said that it was an act of terrorism and that Sullivan was cold, calculated and cowardly.Sullivan stood up and told the judge it was a lie to describe him as a cold-blooded murderer. The 21-year-old is also accused of murdering his neighbor, 74-year-old John Clark, who was found in a shallow grave next to his home after being shot three times in the head in December 2014. >> On WSOCTV.com: Teen accused of supporting ISIS, killing neighbor faces death penalty The FBI found the rifle used in that shooting while investigating the terrorism case. The district attorney plans to seek the death penalty in that case.  After his sentencing, Sullivan's father spoke to WSOC-TV. 'As parents, we're not happy, but as Americans, I accept it,” Rich Sullivan said. “Of course, he is still my son and I still love him.' Sullivan’s parents also alerted authorities prior to his arrest after a silencer arrived at the family's home. The FBI acted after learning Sullivan was plotting to murder them because they were interfering with his plot to kill others. >> Read more trending news WSOC reporter Dave Faherty asked Rich Sullivan if he forgives his son. “No, I can't,” Rich Sullivan said. The focus now turns to Sullivan’s capital murder trial in Burke County for the shooting death of John Clark. FBI agents said they found the murder weapon at Sullivan's home and matched it through ballistics. 'From what we have learned about Justin Sullivan is that from a very early age, and I'm talking eight or nine years old, he has suffered from real depression and suicidal ideation,' said defense attorney Vicki Jayne. >> Watch the news conference here
  • Irish reporter Caitriona Perry shared video Tuesday of what she called “the bizarre moment” when President Donald Trump waved her over to his desk in the Oval Office during a call with Ireland’s new prime minister, Leo Varadkar. >> Read more trending news  As Trump chatted with Varadkar, he made Perry a topic of small talk by asking her a few questions about her Irish roots and and finished the encounter by complimenting her smile as she walked away. >> Watch the video here Trump may have spotted Perry as he waited for Varadkar to pick up the phone; a CBS reporter in attendance said it took at least 90 seconds for him to answer. 
  • While speaking with People magazine, Jenna Bush Hager opened up about her daughters Poppy Louise, 22 months, and Margaret Laura “Mila,” 4, and how she sees her younger self in them. >> Read more trending news “Yesterday, Mila said, ‘It’s my room, my rules,’ and I flashed back to when I was 16 and tried to say things like that to my parents as a rambunctious teenager,” she said. “And I thought, ‘Oh my gosh, what do I have in store for me?'” >> RELATED: The “TODAY” moms will have you in tears after you read the emotional letters they wrote to their babies “And I think it is karma,” she continued. “[Twin sister Barbara Bush] and I were not the best, but I like that they’re strong, opinionated girls. I wouldn’t want it any other way.” As for their future, Bush Hager hopes her “headstrong” girls stay kind as they get older. The proud mom also vowed to always allow them to “make mistakes” just as her parents former President and George and first lady Laura Bush did for her. “My greatest wish for my kids is to keep the kindness that they have now, and I want them to have that same kindness after the world has [its] way with them,” she said. “I don’t know if I’d be the same human I am today had I not been allowed to be my own person.”
  • Saying he was 'fed up' with the Republican Party, a 33-year-old man lashed out Sunday on Facebook, threatening the life of state Rep. Jose Felix Diaz, R-Miami, the Miami Herald reports. >> Read more trending news Steve St. Felix, 33, of Miami-Dade County was arrested Monday and charged with making, written threats with intent to do bodily injury. Diaz contacted authorities after the threat appeared on his Facebook page. 'I’ll kill your ass and you better not show up to the next REC meeting,' Felix is accused of writing. The comment, which was quickly removed, appeared to refer to the county's Republican Executive Committee.  St. Felix told police that he was 'fed up' with the GOP and that he hadn’t taken his medications when he posted the threat, the Herald reported. On Tuesday, St. Felix was ordered held on $500,000 bail and told to have no contact with Diaz, according to NBC 6 in Miami. Before his arrest, he was out on bail for threatening another public servant along with burglary, prosecutors said.  During the court appearance, his attorney said St. Felix has a mental health issue. Diaz, 37, is preparing for a primary election on July 25 for the state Senate seat vacated by Frank Artiles, who resigned in April after a tirade that included vulgar and racially charged comments about other senators.
  • Eminem rarely makes public appearances when he isn’t promoting new music, so it came as a surprise to fans when he appeared in a photo with a beard and his natural brunette hair. >> Read more trending news Allure magazine reported that the 44 year-old-rapper made an appearance at the red carpet for “The Defiant Ones,” HBO’s four-part documentary on rapper and producer Dr. Dre and music producer Jimmy Iovine. Photos from the event Thursday show Eminem with noticeably brown whiskers on his face and what appears to be dark brown hair. The rapper, whose birth name is Marshall Mathers, is notable for having platinum blond-dyed hair and a clean-shaven face. He posted a photo to his Instagram page and acknowledged his changed appearance in the caption. “Just a couple of guys from Compton and one from Detroit. With a beard,” he wrote under the photo, taken of himself, Dr. Dre and rapper Kendrick Lamar. Both Dre and Lamar are from Compton, California. Eminem is from Detroit. Fans and observers expressed their surprise at the look on Twitter, including D12, a hip hop group Eminem is a part of. That’s not to say the rapper has never been seen with facial hair before. Some photos online show the rapper with a shadow, but they are few and far in between. Eminem recently paid tribute to the late rapper Prodigy on a radio show, according to XXL Magazine. Lamar was also on the show doing a tribute.
  • A new tell-all gives royals fans new details into Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ marriage. >> Read more trending news According to “The Duchess: The Untold Story,” Duchess Camilla received “threatening and unnerving” phone calls from Princess Diana at all hours of the night. Author Penny Junor writes that Diana would call and say, “‘I’ve sent someone to kill you. They’re outside in the garden. Look out the window; can you see them?’” Junor got this information from a number of sources close to Camilla. Diana also reportedly left similar messages on others’ answering machines. >> RELATED: A new tell-all claims Prince Charles was the “architect of the disaster” in his marriage to Princess Diana “We know where you are, and so does your wife [sic]. I know you’re being disloyal to me,’” Diana reportedly said to Patrick Jephson, her private secretary. Camilla is said to have broken Prince Charles’ heart after accepting Andrew Parker Bowles’ proposal in 1973. The two reportedly maintained an affair through the years they were each married to Bowles and Diana. “She wrote to Charles herself to tell him. Her letter broke the prince’s heart. In great distress, he fired off anguished letters of his own to his nearest and dearest,” according to an excerpt from the book. “It seemed to him particularly cruel, he wrote in one letter, that after ‘such a blissful, peaceful and mutually happy relationship,’ fate had decreed that it should last a mere six months.” Charles and Diana eventually split in 1992 and divorced in 1996. He married Camilla in 2005.
  • Dogs and cats in America are becoming increasingly overweight, according to a report from Banfield Pet Hospital. Time reported that research from Banfield Pet Hospital released Tuesday shows that the number of overweight or obese pets in America is growing, and two states have the most hefty cats and dogs. >> Read more trending news The company, which operates close to 1,000 veterinary clinics in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, used information from 2.5 million dogs and 505,000 cats seen at Banfield Hospitals in 2016. People reported that the ranking for the states with the most cats and dogs diagnosed as overweight both have Minnesota and Nebraska in the No. 1 and No. 2 spots. See the top 10 states in each category below. Overweight and Obesity in  dogs per 100 cases: Minnesota: 41 of 100 dogs diagnosed as overweight Nebraska: 39 of 100 dogs diagnosed as overweight Michigan: 38 of 100 dogs diagnosed as overweight Idaho: 38 of 100 dogs diagnosed as overweight Nevada: 36 of 100 dogs diagnosed as overweight New Mexico: 34 of 100 dogs diagnosed as overweight Washington: 34 of 100 dogs diagnosed as overweight Utah: 34 of 100 dogs diagnosed as overweight Indiana: 34 of 100 dogs diagnosed as overweight Oregon: 34 of 100 dogs diagnosed as overweight Overweight and Obesity in cats per 100 cases: Minnesota: 46 of 100 cats diagnosed as overweight Nebraska: 43 of 100 cats diagnosed as overweight Iowa: 42 of 100 cats diagnosed as overweight Idaho: 40 of 100 cats diagnosed as overweight Delaware: 39 of 100 cats diagnosed as overweight Michigan: 39 of 100 cats diagnosed as overweight Nevada: 38 of 100 cats diagnosed as overweight Kansas: 38 of 100 cats diagnosed as overweight Utah: 37 of 100 cats diagnosed as overweight New Mexico: 37 of 100 cats diagnosed as overweight The hospital’s research found that lack of exercise, overfeeding, breed and genetics and the commonality of obesity in pets are some factors that contribute to how so many pets became overweight.  Pet owners can manage the weight of their cats and dogs by coming up with a weight loss plan with their veterinarian, having more playtime with their pets and giving out less treats, particularly limiting human food. More information can be found at Banfield.com.
  • Shoppers at a Walmart in Cocoa, Florida, expressed concern after learning that at least 17 registered sex offenders, some designated as sexual predators, listed the store as their home address. >> Read more trending news  State law allows homeless sex offenders to use the address of the closest physical address for their registration. Most of the sex offenders listing the Walmart as their home address likely live across the street in a homeless camp set up in a wooded area, police said. Mother, and Walmart shopper, Heather Poole said she couldn’t believe so many sex offenders lived in such close proximity to a place children and families regularly visit. “We go there, like, 10 times a week,” Poole said. “We literally live right down the street. “It’s pretty scary, you know? We have kids and, you know, you don’t want (the sex offenders) being around and you don’t know who it is.” In a statement, Walmart said that the company goes to great lengths to keep shoppers safe. Walmart admitted, though, that it did not know about the homeless sex offenders using the Clearlake Road store as their home address. Walmart’s full statement: “We work to maintain a safe environment for our customers and associates. It’s disturbing to learn that convicted felons would list our store as their residential address. We condemn such a practice and must refer any other questions to local law enforcement.” According to the Cocoa Police Department, after registered sex offenders are released from prison, officers verify the address listed on their paperwork and check on the individual again in six months.
  • A terrified family watched from inside their home as bees swarmed their 45-pound dog.   Debbie Leonard tells WPTV that her teenage children let the family's dog Delilah out into their backyard last Wednesday. When the bees swarmed Delilah, Leonard says her children were afraid to open the door because of the number of bees outside.   Daughter Rebecca Leonard said through tears that Delilah was 'jumping up at the door handle and chewing on it, trying to get us to open the door.'   The Leonards say hundreds of bees swarmed the dog.   They took her to a veterinarian, where they found she'd been stung over 100 times. Delilah died in Rebecca Leonard's arms.   Debbie Leonard says a beekeeper found a feral beehive in a tree.
  • Tulsa bus riders will have service on Sunday starting July Second. Tulsa Transit will use the same routes as the Monday through Saturday service. The only difference will be that smaller buses will be used. Vision Tulsa sales tax money will be used to pay for the extra day of bus service.
  • In a surprise to many in his own party, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday postponed plans for a vote this week on a GOP health care bill, as internal divisions among Republicans burst into the open on the best way to overhaul the Obama health law, delaying any vote until next month at the earlies. Here is what’s next on the health care front: 1. No vote until after the July Fourth break. The plan from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was to have a final vote on a GOP health bill by this Friday at the latest. Instead, the new plan is to come up with some deals and secure the 50 votes needed for passage in July. “I think this is a good decision,” said Sen. David Perdue (R-GA), who expressed optimism that a vote could take place the week of July 10. “We’re so close,” Perdue added. But one thing I’ve learned over the years is Congress only feels the pressure to act right before a vacation break – and that happens July 28. 2. Some not so subtle GOP messages. One thing that was striking were the statements issued by several GOP Senators – after the vote had been delayed – as several Republicans waited to publicly pronounce their opposition and concerns. For Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), it was the level of Medicaid spending. Maybe the biggest surprise was a tweet from Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) – who wasn’t on anyone’s radar – that he was opposed to the bill as it currently stands. To me, that’s a canary in the coal mine for broader GOP concerns about their health care bill. The Senate healthcare bill missed the mark for Kansans and therefore did not have my support. — Jerry Moran (@JerryMoran) June 27, 2017 3. Some Republicans sounding some odd notes. Along with the statement from Sen. Moran, another post-delay item deserves a note, from Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT). “The first draft of the bill included hundreds of billions of dollars in tax cuts for the affluent,” Lee said in a statement, which sounded more like something that a Democratic Senator might say, rather than a very conservative Republican. health111 4. Who can McConnell peel off on health care? While various GOP Senators said they opposed the Republican health plan, they also included the caveat that they don’t like the way it is right now. Things could change in coming days and weeks in order to get someone to vote “Yes.” But for Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV), his message in a telephone town hall to voters back in the Silver State on Tuesday night was that he doesn’t expect major changes in how the GOP bill would deal with the Medicaid program. “I do not believe that Ronald Reagan would have supported this health care bill,” Heller said. I’ll put him down as a “No” for right now. 'This just shows you they don't have the votes right now…and they can't count on mine going forward.' — Heller on GOP postponing vote — Jon Ralston (@RalstonReports) June 28, 2017 5. But don’t declare the bill dead just yet. Remember, the House came back from several near-death experiences on health care in March and April, and still managed to get something approved in May. So, just because the Senate has thrown a tire does not mean that the entire bill is going into the Legislative Ditch. Speaker Paul Ryan said a few hours before the Senate got the chain wrapped around the axle that he wouldn’t bet against his Senate counterpart. The Majority Leader will be tested now, and we’ll see how Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) performs in the spotlight. Ryan: 'I would not bet against Mitch McConnell…I have every expectation the Senate will move this bill.' — Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) June 27, 2017 Stay tuned.
  • Shoppers at a Walmart in Cocoa, Florida, expressed concern after learning that at least 17 registered sex offenders, some designated as sexual predators, listed the store as their home address. >> Read more trending news  State law allows homeless sex offenders to use the address of the closest physical address for their registration. Most of the sex offenders listing the Walmart as their home address likely live across the street in a homeless camp set up in a wooded area, police said. Mother, and Walmart shopper, Heather Poole said she couldn’t believe so many sex offenders lived in such close proximity to a place children and families regularly visit. “We go there, like, 10 times a week,” Poole said. “We literally live right down the street. “It’s pretty scary, you know? We have kids and, you know, you don’t want (the sex offenders) being around and you don’t know who it is.” In a statement, Walmart said that the company goes to great lengths to keep shoppers safe. Walmart admitted, though, that it did not know about the homeless sex offenders using the Clearlake Road store as their home address. Walmart’s full statement: “We work to maintain a safe environment for our customers and associates. It’s disturbing to learn that convicted felons would list our store as their residential address. We condemn such a practice and must refer any other questions to local law enforcement.” According to the Cocoa Police Department, after registered sex offenders are released from prison, officers verify the address listed on their paperwork and check on the individual again in six months.
  • You've almost certainly HEARD of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. But Newsweek decided to delve into the little known day-to-day life of being a dictator.  They say Kim is no workaholic like his father, and despite many appearances and parades, he likes to relax and spend lavishly. They say state spending on luxury goods like alcohol, electronics, and high-end clothing, has nearly doubled to $645 million per year during his tenure. Kim tends to indulge on wine and cheese, they say, and actually had to cancel appearances at one point for health and weight problems. He has a wife, but she's rarely seen, and it's believed he has a daughter, but that's not confirmed. He has the main Central Luxury Mansion but also spends a lot of time at what Newsweek calls a palatial complex on the coast, which Dennis Rodman describes as a 7-star party in Hawaii, but Kim “is the only one there.” You can read more from Newsweek here.