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Police: Woman falls asleep at wheel, crashes car through playground

A 26-year-old Massachusetts woman was cited for falling asleep at the wheel and crashing through playground equipment.

Police say the woman drove her car off the road Friday morning.

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She was not hurt, but reportedly told officers she had fallen asleep. Police say the wreck caused over $10,000 in damage to fencing, two jungle gyms, a pergola and landscaping.

She's been cited for operating a motor vehicle negligently so as to put people in danger and a marked lanes violation. According to police, none of the violations were arrestable offenses.

Fernandez’s missing high school jersey returned

Jose Fernandez’s original high school jersey, which went missing during a candlelight vigil Wednesday night for the late Miami Marlins pitcher, was returned Thursday.

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Nearly 600 friends and fans gathered at the baseball field at Alonso High School in Tampa, Florida, for a Wednesday night vigil, for Fernandez, 24, who was killed in a boating accident early Sunday morning.

According to Hillsborough County Public School officials, Fernandez’s home jersey was hanging in the dugout during the ceremony. As the coaches and school leaders were cleaning up after the vigil, they noticed the jersey was gone.

On Thursday a family saw a large envelope leaning against a ticket booth at the high school. The writing on the outside of the envelope read “Jose’s jersey.” The family brought the envelope to school officials, who said they were grateful to have the jersey back.

Fernandez led Alonso to the Class 6A state title in 2011, going 13-1 with a 1.35 ERA and 134 strikeouts. He was named Florida’s Mr. Baseball as a senior and was drafted as the Marlins’ first-round pick (and 14th overall) in the 2011 amateur draft. He also played for Alonso when the team won the Class 6A crown in 2009.

Fernandez had a 38-17 career record in the major leagues and went 16-8 in 2016. He was a two-time all-star and the National League Rookie of the Year in 2013.

USA Today breaks editorial tradition, calls Trump ‘unfit’ to be president

USA Today’s editorial board broke a 34-year tradition this week, taking sides in a presidential race and declaring Republican nominee Donald Trump “unfit” to serve in the White House. 

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Trump has “demonstrated repeatedly that he lacks the temperament, knowledge, steadiness and honesty that America needs from its presidents,” the newspaper wrote in an editorial. The newspaper called him “erratic” and “ill-equipped,” that he “traffics in prejudice,” and that he is not being honest with the American public. 

The newspaper called Trump “a serial liar,” saying that even though Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is “considered less honest and trustworthy," the GOP candidate is in “a league of his own” when it comes to the quality and quantity of his misstatements. 

Clinton does not get a pass from the USA Today editorial board, either. While some members said they believe she would serve ably, others have “serious reservations” about her sense of entitlement, lack of candor and carelessness in handling classified information. 

The newspaper suggests voters stay true to their convictions, whether it means a vote for Clinton, a third-party candidate or a write-in. But the newspaper warned voters to “resist the siren song of a dangerous demagogue.” 

“By all means vote, just not for Donald Trump,” the newspaper said.

Idaho authorities report harassment from clown via social media

Authorities in a northeastern Idaho county said they received a report of harassment through Facebook, sent by a person dressed as a clown.

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The Shoshone County Sheriff's Office said the messages on Facebook threatened stalking behavior and violence, KHQ-TV reported.

A majority of these cases seem to be pranks that have been taken too far, authorities said. Shoshone County deputies said they take the reports seriously and are currently working on the "clown" cases that have been reported.

Officials say they are working to ensure the safety of citizens and to let perpetrators know they will be held accountable.

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Wisconsin students with Down syndrome named homecoming king and queen

Two junior students with Down syndrome, “called the light and spirit” of a suburban Milwaukee high school, were voted homecoming king and queen this week.

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Chad and Angela attend Cedarburg High School, and fellow junior Lizzie Balsiger spent a week campaigning for her friends to make the homecoming court.

"They're always the ones who are cheering the loudest, so they deserve nothing less than to be on homecoming court," Balsiger told Milwaukee television station WITI. “They're kind of the light and spirit of Cedarburg High School.”

School officials say their goal has always been to encourage the student body to embrace Chad and Angela, not only as students with Down syndrome, but also simply as classmates.

"We're all the same and we all have great traits and great gifts that we can give to the world," said Joy Conway, a special-needs teacher.

The votes were counted, and during the homecoming pep rally Chad and Angela were announced as king and queen. The two were honored again during the homecoming parade from the fairgrounds to the high school.

To top it off, Cedarburg defeated Germantown 35-28 in Friday night’s homecoming game. The celebration continues Saturday, as the homecoming dance will be held at the school.

2016 CHS Homecoming Court! #pridechs — CHS Principal Kurth (@KurthCHS) September 30, 2016

Central Florida trapper catches 5-foot rattlesnake

A trapper caught a 5-foot Eastern Diamondback rattlesnake in an urban area of the Central Florida city of Lake Mary.

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Trapper Bob Cross said he wants residents to be aware that the snakes are being seen in neighborhoods.

“My main concern right now is Halloween safety for trick or treaters. I have caught several venomous snakes in front yards, streets and sidewalks at night, which is when the trick or treaters will be running from house to house, through the yards in the dark,” Cross said.

Cross said the rattlesnakes “are not creating a problem, it’s the people that are killing the rattlesnakes (that) are the problem.”

“All of the venomous snakes that I capture, I donate to reptile facilities who produce antivenin. My feelings are that by me saving the life of a venomous snake, then that snake will save other lives with the antivenin,” Cross said.

Cross said he recommends that parents either go trick or treating during daylight hours, or keep their children on the sidewalks and use flashlights, saying the “snakes are dark in color and just won't be seen in the grass until it is too late.”

Florida teens arrested for wearing Purge masks, scaring students

Two Florida students are facing charges for wearing masks from the movie “The Purge: Anarchy" and scaring students after a threat was made on social media Friday.

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Lake County high schools were put on high alert Friday when the threat surfaced on social media, saying clowns would be kidnapping students and teachers. 

One of the students arrested was a minor and the other was 18-year-old Fernando Carrion Coss.

The social media post has some school districts concerned that the clown sightings are more than pranks.

The post threatened schools, without a specific location, and districts across the state had to decide how to react.

"We didn't know where it had originated, where it came from or who is responsible for the post and we still don't know," said Lt. John Herrell of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

As a precaution, district officials put schools on alert. They didn't order lockdowns, but they asked principals to limit unnecessary movement.

Deputies said that a student showed them the message Thursday night. Deputies contacted the district, and that’s when Lake County high schools were put on alert.

Deputies say a student showed them this message last night. Deputies contacted the district and Lake High Schools were put on alert.— Myrt Price (@MPriceWFTV) September 30, 2016<script async src="//" charset="utf-8"></script>

Early Friday afternoon, WFTV reported that the threat was not credible, and that deputies are working with other law enforcement agencies to find out where the post originated.

To make matters worse, officials said two students wearing “disturbing” masks were caught scaring people at South Lake High School.

Deputies said the two South Lake High students were arrested on misdemeanor charges for wearing the masks while approaching students in the parking lot and scaring them.

"As the students were pulling into the parking lot, two students were running around in these masks, they were yanking car doors open and scaring people," Herrell said.

Here's a picture of the masks the teens are accused of wearing. #WFTV— Myrt Price (@MPriceWFTV) September 30, 2016<script async src="//" charset="utf-8"></script>

Megyn Kelly rips Hillary Clinton in a tweet

"Hillary Clinton went on record, called yours truly 'a superb journalist' when Trump was attacking me. Why won't she come on 'The Kelly File'?" Megyn Kelly asked Hillary Clinton campaign press secretary Brian Fallon after the debate Monday.

The Fox News host really wants Clinton to come on her show.

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And this tweet makes it pretty clear she's frustrated that Clinton hasn't accepted her invitation yet. Apparently, the tipping point was that Clinton did a 30-minute interview with a singer, rather than a journalist like Kelly. 

So why would Kelly be so frustrated?

For starters, Kelly's colleagues Bill O'Reilly and Bret Baier have both gotten interviews with Clinton. 

According to TVNewser, Kelly has the second most watched cable news show — behind O'Reilly. But she has the most watched cable news show among the crucial 25- to 54-year-old demographic.

Clinton has done interviews with cable news hosts who have fewer viewers, like CNN's Anderson Cooper and MSNBC's Rachel Maddow. 

The other issue Kelly apparently has — based on her tweet — is she feels Clinton has used her to attack Donald Trump. Perhaps she's referring to this moment back in April.

"His attitude about and what he has said about so many women, the way he treated Megyn Kelly, who is a superb journalist, right? I just don't understand what he thinks is the role of somebody running for president," Clinton told "The View" co-hosts.

Clinton's press secretary told Kelly on Monday it's "only a matter of time" before Clinton comes on her show.

Police release video of El Cajon shooting

Police in El Cajon, California, have released surveillance video showing the moment officers fatally shot Alfred Olango.

The video shows Olango darting back and forth in the street as an officer approaches him. A second officer arrives, and the two corner Olango. One officer fires a Taser at him. The other fires a gun.

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Police say Olango went into a "shooting stance" and pointed an object at the officers before he was shot. That object later turned out to be a vape pen.

Olango's death on Tuesday has triggered several days of protests in El Cajon, some of which turned unruly. Demonstrators have demanded police release footage of the shooting and open a federal investigation into Olango's death.

The city advised all downtown businesses to close early Friday because of the release of the video.

Seahawks Doug Baldwin says he's received death threats for stance on police shootings

Seattle Seahawks’ receiver,and son of a policeman, Doug Baldwin told "60 Minutes Sports" that he has received death threats after taking a stance on police shootings.

Since their home opener, the Seahawks stood together linking arms during the national anthem on game day – in what Baldwin called a “demonstration of unity.” 

The Seahawks’ demonstrations come as a number of athletes have followed the lead of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick refused to stand for the playing of the national anthem in protest of what he deems are offenses against African-Americans and other minorities.

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In the interview with "60 Minutes," Baldwin said when Kaepernick started to take a knee, he felt compelled to show support. While telling correspondent Jon Wertheim about the conversation with Kaepernick, Baldwin mentioned death threats.  

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“A couple of people told me to watch my back,” Baldwin told correspondent. “[I respond to the threats] the same way Colin did. There’s issues going on in our society that people feel compelled to talk about. I’m not going to be quieted about it.”

The interview falls on the heels of Baldwin making a call to attorneys general in all 50 states. He says they need to review training policies for law enforcement across the country.

Baldwin’s Sept. 23 statement came in the wake of a pair of police shootings this week, one in Charlotte, North Carolina, another in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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