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A woman is in custody after allegedly assaulting her child’s teacher for a strange reason

Pittsburgh police arrested a woman Thursday accused of assaulting her daughter’s teacher after a parent teacher conference.

Suspect Daishonta Marie Williams, 29, allegedly waited for Pittsburgh King elementary school teacher Janice Davis Watkins after school Wednesday. Williams is accused of following Watkins in her car, throwing a brick at her car at a red light, dragging her out of the vehicle and assaulting her. Watch the video Williams is facing several charges, including aggravated assault and stalking. Police are trying to identify a man who was with Williams at the time of the alleged attack. RELATED: Parents are furious after students got a front row seat for a massive brawl involving a teacher inside the classroom A teacher was attacked after class Wednesday: hit by a brick, dragged out of her car and assaulted. That teacher is recovering after her kids said she was brutally attacked by the parents of a child who weren’t happy with the way she handled a punishment. “It’s just ridiculous and it’s horrible,” said Gerald Watkins, the victim’s son. “That’s the way they teach their children to solve differences.” Pittsburgh King pre K-8 teacher Janice Davis Watkins was attacked Wednesday afternoon after her children said she took away one of her elementary school student’s cellphone. “There’s 102 ways that you can deal with this situation and violence is not one of them,” Gerald Watkins said. Watkins’ children said their mother held a conference with the student’s parents Wednesday at school after the child allegedly bit their mother when she took away her cellphone Tuesday.

Judge stops trial as courtroom weeps over sick details in the death of an 8-year-old boy

Prior to his death, 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez suffered disturbing abuse at the hands of his mother’s boyfriend, according to a testimony that his brother delivered on Wednesday.

According to Gabriel’s brother, Ezequiel, the child was pepper sprayed and forced to eat cat feces before he was eventually killed. Ezequiel, who is now 16, was only 12 years old when his little brother was murdered. Isauro Aguirre is on trial for the crime and Ezeqiuel outlined a daily routine of beatings and abuse that occurred for months and the coroner said that Gabriel’s skull was cracked and there were BB pellets in his lungs, CBS reports.

The courtroom was silent as the teen recalled specific instances, saying “My mom and her boyfriend made Gabriel eat spoiled stuff or expired stuff. One thing I remember is expired spinach. He threw it up, and they made him eat it off the table.” Ezequiel said his mother and Aguirre threatened him if he told anybody about the beatings. He also claimed that they laughed while they beat his little brother.

RELATED: Police reveal the sickening motive behind a teenager’s brutal murder of his young siblings

Ezequiel recalled the day his brother died, saying his mother and her boyfriend beat Gabriel until he was bloody then dragged him into their room. He says he heard screams and bangs from behind the door before the house fell silent. His sister, Virginia, said that “they threw him in the shower … and when he didn’t wake up, my mother decided to call the police.” So many people in the courtroom were crying that the judge had to call for a break, ABC 7 reports.

Aguirre’s attorney says that he admits to the beatings and claims that he did it because the child told his mother to leave her boyfriend, KTLA reports. He is charged with special circumstance of torture. Gabriel’s mother has a separate trial for crimes related to the abuse.

A house’s questionable Las Vegas shooting-themed Halloween display has neighbors baffled

The owners of a Las Vegas home have removed a Halloween display featuring the gravestones of the recent mass shooting victims after neighbors and social media users found it distasteful.

The front yard display included a faux cemetery with 58 headstones reading “RIP” for each person who lost their life in the tragedy. Each gravestone was decorated with a tiny American flag, and a banner reading #VegasStrong hung on a wall behind them.

RELATED: A survivor of the Las Vegas shooting received a special message from her idol

As a photo of the display circulated on social media, many users interpreted it as a joke or an insult, leading to intense scrutiny. Some who live in the neighborhood were simply confused by it, with one woman saying she “parked [her] car and just tried to understand what their intentions were.” Other neighbors, however, thought it was supposed to be a memorial.

“I drive past this every day, and when they first put it up, it touched my heart,” one said, while another added, “I still don’t understand why other people are offended.”

The display has since been taken down, but the owners have not yet provided an explanation on its intended meaning.

RELATED: Before he went silent, the security guard from the Las Vegas shooting opened up on “Ellen”

Alleged cop-killer smears feces on self in court, halting jury selection in murder trial

A man accused of murdering a New Orleans police officer in 2015 halted jury selection in his trial Wednesday by smearing feces on his face, head and mouth, horrifying potential jurors and courtroom spectators. 

Travis Boys, 35, apparently put the feces, wrapped in tissue, in his pocket during a bathroom break earlier in the day, reported. He was seated at the defense table with his attorneys when he pulled the tissue out and silently rubbed the waste on himself. 

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Boys is charged with first-degree murder in the June 20, 2015, shooting death of Officer Daryle Holloway. The officer was transporting Boys to jail when Boys allegedly shot him inside his police SUV. 

Boys escaped custody and was at large for about 24 hours before being recaptured. If convicted, he faces life in prison.

The Advocate reported that criminal defense lawyer David Belfield, who is Holloway’s uncle, witnessed the incident. Belfield said he believed Boys was trying to sway potential jurors. 

“It’s calculated, and it shows that he’s not insane, not crazy,” Belfield told the newspaper

Boys has pleaded not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity, the Advocate reported. District Court Judge Karen Herman ruled last month that Boys was competent to stand trial in Holloway’s slaying. 

After halting the proceedings Wednesday, however, Herman ordered that another competency hearing be held on Thursday. His attorneys have argued that Boys suffers from low IQ and mental health problems. 

Though Herman ruled him competent to stand trial, she is allowing the defense to present evidence of schizophrenia in Boys’ family, the Advocate said. 

The judge dismissed the panel of potential jurors who witnessed Boys’ actions on Wednesday. 

The Advocate reported that the odor of bleach clung to the air an hour after the incident. 

See the first behind-the-scenes photo from the revival of “Roseanne”

The Conner family is officially coming back to a TV near you!

This week, the original cast including Roseanne Barr (Roseanne), John Goodman (Dan. Yes, he’s alive.), Sara Gilbert (Darlene), Michael Fishman (D.J.), Laurie Metcalf (Jackie) and Lecy Goranson (Becky) reunited for the first-ever table read for the revival of the show.

Director John Pasquin and new executive producer Whitney Cummings are also seen in the first behind-the-scenes pic from the set.

The official twitter account for the revival tweeted the image on Oct. 17, writing “#Roseanne is coming back to ABC in 2018! Here’s a look at the first table read!”

RELATED: “Roseanne” hasn’t even aired yet, but the show already has people on edge

#Roseanne is coming back to ABC in 2018! Here's a look at the first table read! — Roseanne on ABC (@RoseanneOnABC) October 17, 2017

US Weekly points out Johnny Galecki, who played Darlene’s boyfriend David is not seated at the table. Galecki currently stars on “The Big Bang Theory” and in August, ABC network president Channing Dungey told reporters that the talks with Galecki to return were “ongoing.”

In May, Dungey confirmed that the show was going to make a comeback during Upfronts week.

“We’re rebooting ‘Roseanne,’” Dungey said at the time. “It is planned for the mid-season. We’re still at the early stages.”

The original series aired from 1988 to 1997 for nine seasons. It has previously been described as one of the most realistic portrayals of a blue collar family on television.

What is Real ID; is your state compliant; what if it isn’t?

A 2005 act that calls for states to install federal standards to issue identification documents has some travelers concerned that soon their driver’s license will not be accepted as proper id when traveling by air.

The REAL ID Act, passed after the 9/11 attacks as a measure to fight terrorism, has been rolled out in stages, with Jan. 22, 2018 being the target date for the last stage of the act to go into effect.

What is a Real ID, and what does it mean to you? The Department of Homeland Security offers these answers to the questions about the Real ID Act.

Q: What is REAL ID?Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission’s recommendation that the federal government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. States have made considerable progress in meeting this key recommendation of the 9/11 Commission and every state has a more secure driver’s license today than before the passage of the Act.

Q: What do I need to do if I am visiting a federal facility or a military base?Visitors seeking access to military bases and almost all federal facilities using their state-issued driver’s licenses or identification cards must present proper identification issued by REAL ID compliant states or a state that has received an extension. When planning a visit to a federal facility or military base, visitors should contact the facility to determine what identification will be accepted.

Q: Will a federal agency accept my Enhanced Driver’s License?Yes. State Enhanced Driver’s Licenses (EDLs) designated as acceptable border-crossing documents by DHS under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative are acceptable for official federal purposes such as accessing a federal facility or boarding a commercial aircraft. Individual agency policies may still apply.Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Vermont and Washington are the only states that currently issue EDLs. For more information on EDLs, click here.

Q: REAL ID does NOT apply to the following:-Entering Federal facilities that do not require a person to present identification-Voting or registering to vote-Applying for or receiving Federal benefits-Being licensed by a state to drive-Accessing health or life-preserving services (including hospitals and health clinics), law enforcement or constitutionally protected activities (including a defendant’s access to court proceedings)-Participating in law enforcement proceedings or investigations

Q: When will I need to change how I travel domestically?

Starting Jan. 22, 2018, passengers who have driver’s licenses issued by a state that is not yet compliant with REAL ID and that has not received an extension will need to show an alternative form of acceptable identification for domestic air travel. Please see TSA’s website for a list of acceptable forms of identification. Passengers who have licenses issued by a state that is compliant or that has an extension to become compliant with REAL ID requirements may continue to use their licenses as usual. For a list of states already in compliance or with an extension visit DHS’s REAL ID webpage. DHS continually updates this list as more states come into compliance or obtain extensions. 

Starting Oct. 1, 2020, every air traveler will need to present a REAL ID-compliant license or another acceptable form of identification for domestic air travel. A REAL ID-compliant license is one that meets and is issued by a state that complies with, the REAL ID Act’s security standards. 

Travelers can check DHS’s REAL ID webpage at any time to learn if your state is compliant and can check with your state’s agency that issues driver’s licenses about how to acquire a compliant license. The earlier your state becomes compliant, the more likely you will be able to acquire a compliant license as part of the normal renewal cycle.

Q: Will minors need to have driver’s licenses to fly domestically?

TSA does not require children under 18 to provide identification when traveling with a companion within the United States. The companion will need acceptable identification.

Q: Is a passport my only other option if my state is not compliant?

No. TSA currently accepts several other forms of identity documents and will continue to do so. For more information on acceptable forms of identification for boarding aircraft, please see TSA’s website.

Q: What happens to travelers who show up without a compliant license? Will TSA turn them away?

DHS has been working with states for years around REAL ID compliance and has provided technical assistance, grants, and other support to them. The agency is also providing more than two years advance notice of implementation with respect to domestic air travel to allow ample time for all states to achieve compliance, or for potential air travelers to acquire an alternate form of ID if their state does not comply with REAL ID. 

Starting Jan. 22, 2018, travelers who do not have a license from a compliant state or a state that has been granted an extension (a complete list of non-compliant states/ territories can be found here) will be asked to provide alternate acceptable identification. If the traveler cannot provide an acceptable form of identification, they will not be permitted through the security checkpoint.

Starting Oct. 1, 2020, every traveler will need to present a REAL ID-compliant license or another acceptable form of identification for domestic air travel.

Q: Why are some states still not compliant? Isn’t this law?

REAL ID is a mandate on federal agencies, restricting the circumstances under which they may accept state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards for official purposes. Participation by states is voluntary, although federal agencies are prohibited from accepting driver’s licenses or identification cards from noncompliant states for official purposes (e.g., boarding aircraft, accessing federal facilities, and entering nuclear power plants).

Q: How does REAL ID implementation impact states that provide driver’s licenses and IDs to certain non-citizens/undocumented immigrants?

REAL ID allows compliant states to issue driver’s licenses and identification cards where the identity of the applicant cannot be assured or for whom lawful presence is not determined. In fact, some states currently issue such noncompliant cards to undocumented individuals. These cards must clearly state on their face (and in the machine-readable zone) that it is not acceptable for official purposes and must use a unique design or color to differentiate them from compliant cards. DHS cautions against assuming that possession of a noncompliant card indicates the holder is an undocumented individual, given that several states issue noncompliant licenses for reasons unrelated to lawful presence. 

17 states granted extension for REAL ID compliance; Driver's license OK for domestic travel 

Less than a week ago, residents in 22 states were panicking over the possibility that their state-issued ID cards would be insufficient to access domestic flights. Many thought they would need passports to travel between states.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has now approved requests for an extension, granting 17 states more time to provide appropriate, REAL ID-compliant identification for residents.

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A report earlier this week named 22 states that would face conflict next year for not providing standard ID cards to residents that are compliant with the REAL ID Act. Officials with the Transportation Security Administration were instructed to allow only travelers with REAL ID-compliant identification through airport security and onto domestic flights in the U.S. starting Jan. 22, 2018. 

Previous report: Here’s why travelers from 22 states could face conflict with domestic flights in 2018

Twenty-seven states currently provide residents with standard, compliant IDs. Residents in the remaining states were to obtain passports, enhanced driver’s licenses and other forms of acceptable identification if they wished to travel within the country and abroad. 

But 16 states were granted extensions Wednesday, meaning states have more time to craft, fund and offer compliant IDs to their residents. 

>> Related: What is Real ID; is your state compliant; what if it isn’t?

The following states were granted an extension until Oct. 10, 2018: 

  • Alaska
  • California
  • Idaho
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Washington

Virginia was granted the same extension last week. 

The remaining states are still under review for a renewed extension to REAL ID enforcement: 

  • Illinois
  • Louisiana
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • New York
  • Rhode Island

Congress passed the REAL ID Act in 2005 in an effort to strengthen identification rules at airports. The 9/11 Commission recommended it to the federal government to set standards for how IDs –- such as driver’s licenses -– are issued. 

The act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver’s licenses. Under the law, state driver's licenses and ID cards have to be issued only to people who can prove they are legally living in the United States. If state licenses don’t meet the standards, then federal agencies -– such as the TSA -- will not accept them.

Despite all extensions, there is a hard deadline for states to require compliant REAL IDs: Oct. 1, 2020.

“There are no anticipated changes to the enforcement schedule, and we are tracking that by 2020, 15 years after this act has been passed, that DHS will require that all states are compliant with Real ID as per federal law,” DHS spokeswoman Justine Whelan said, according to The Washington Post

Ashli Blow contributed to this report.

Reese Witherspoon keeps sharing epic mom quotes on Instagram, and we can relate

From the outside looking in, Reese Witherspoon is definitely #MomGoals.

The actress is mom to three gorgeous kids: Ava (who could pass as her twin) and Deacon, whom she shares with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe, and Tennessee, who she had with her husband, Jim Toth. While she makes it all look glamorous, Witherspoon shows us that she’s no stranger to the all the ups and downs of motherhood.

With a series of quotes all moms can relate too, Witherspoon gives us just one more reason to love her and her Instagram.

RELATED: No mom enjoys regularly embarrassing her kids more than actress Reese Witherspoon

Here are just a few of our favorite mom quotes from her Instagram:

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s relationship hit another milestone if this rumor is true

Prince Harry reportedly took his girlfriend of 15 months to Buckingham Palace for a private tea with Queen Elizabeth II, according to reports.

On Thursday, the Daily Mail reported that Harry and Meghan Markle arrived to the Palace in a Ford Galaxy with blacked-out windows last week. When they arrived, they were “whisked up to the Queen’s private sitting room” for a one hour-long meeting.

Following the meeting, Prince Harry accepted a posthumous award honoring his late mother and her activism with HIV/AIDS.

RELATED: Sources say Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will make a big announcement soon

PEOPLE reports that the rumored meeting is significant since Harry is the fifth in line to the throne (he will be moved to sixth in line once Prince William and Duchess Catherine’s third child is born in April). Since he is still in the succession, he must get permission from the monarch to marry.

Though, there are rumors that Markle previously met with the queen during a visit to Balmoral Castle in Scotland.

“If Harry asks for something, she would say yes as she adores him,” a source said of the queen’s love for her grandson.

The couple went public with their love when Markle attended Harry’s Invictus Games in Toronto. The lovebirds were spotted holding hands and being affection as they took in some of the sporting events together.

Reps at Kensington Palace and Buckingham Palace have not yet commented on the rumor of Markle’s private tea with the queen.

Shia LaBeouf learns his fate in a Savannah courtroom after going on a drunken rampage

Shia LaBeouf entered a guilty plea for his public intoxication arrest that lead to a racist rant in Savannah, GA.

According to TMZ, LaBeouf was sentenced to attend anger management on Thursday morning. He reportedly waited in the back of the courtroom before addressing the judge.

When it was his turn, LaBeouf plead guilty to obstruction and no contest to disorderly conduct. The public intoxication charge was dismissed.

LaBeouf was sentenced to attend anger management and one year of probation. He will also have to undergo an alcohol evaluation and pay $2,680 in fines.

RELATED: Following his drunken rant and arrest this weekend, Shia LaBeouf’s lawyer insists he’s “not an alcoholic”

In July, body came footage of the actor calling arresting officers “stupid bitch” surfaced after he was arrested.

“I have rights! I’m an American. You got me in my hotel, arresting me in my hotel for doing what, Sir?” LaBeouf screamed at the officers.

Things turned racist at one point when LaBeouf yelled, “You got a President that doesn’t give a s**t about you. And you stuck in a police force that doesn’t give a f**k about you, so you want to arrest white people?”

He continued, “I came up to you trying to be nice, you stupid bitch. I came up to you asking for a cigarette, you dumb f**k! Why would I ask for a cigarette if I was racist, you stupid bitch?!”

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