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Deputies: Mother locks 11-year-old in car, sets it on fire

Authorities arrested a 48-year-old woman on Tuesday after she was accused of binding her 11-year-old son’s wrists, locking him in a car and setting it on fire at a Michigan cemetery, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

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Deputies and firefighters were called around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday by the suspect’s 50-year-old husband, who was worried that his wife might have harmed their son. Officials learned the couple’s car was on fire at Roselawn Memorial Park in LaSalle Township.

Deputies found a smoking 2014 Ford Focus at the cemetery, but neither the woman nor her son were nearby. Authorities found the pair talking to staff in a different part of the cemetery and arrested the woman on charges of attempted murder and arson.

She was taken to ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital for evaluation. Her son was also taken to the hospital and later released.

Authorities said a preliminary investigation found the mother bound her son’s wrists and locked him inside the Focus. She set fire to the trunk of the car as the boy struggled to get out, deputies said.

“The mother later attempted to ignite a fire using gasoline inside the passenger compartment where the boy sat,” deputies said in a news release. “This fire did not ignite.”

When the fire failed to catch, the woman let her son out of the car and walked away. The pair found a cemetery employee, who freed the boy from his bindings, according to authorities.

Deputies continue to investigate the case.

Spider-Man drops in on Starbucks customers for prank

Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man just had to drop in to a New York City Starbucks to get a refreshing cold brew.

During the prank, set up by Sony as a promotion for the upcoming film, one of the stunt doubles for Tom Holland dropped into the shop from the ceiling, dressed in his full Spidey garb, reaching for his drink, Entertainment Tonight reported.

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The customers and the employees were all real. Well, most of the customers. An eagle-eyed fan may have noticed comic creator Stan Lee in the corner snapping photos.

And as expected, the surprise was taken well by many, but a few were caught off guard, letting some NSFW comments slip. Click here to watch the video.

Lin-Manuel Miranda issues ‘Hamilton’ challenge to raise money for immigration charities

You know every word. You’ve listened to it for hours on end. And maybe never have seen the show itself, but now here’s your chance to see the hit Broadway show “Hamilton” and help a dozen charities working for aiding immigrants.

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“Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda has issued a challenge. Post a video of yourself singing one of the songs from the musical and then challenging two of your friends to do the same.

It is called the #Ham4All challenge.

Decomposed body found at B&B; troopers say woman dead ‘weeks or months’

The badly decomposed body of an elderly guest was found last week in a room at a Pennsylvania bed and breakfast, and investigators in the case said that the woman had been dead for “weeks or months.”

Patricia Richey, 80, was a longtime guest of the Harvest Inn Bed & Breakfast in Honesdale. According to the Times-Tribune in Scranton, she moved into the room in 2013 with her daughter, Moira Richey.

WNEP-TV reported that Moira Richey is a former police officer with the New York Police Department.

Owners Tony and Mary McHugh allowed the mother and daughter to live there, rent-free, because Moira McHugh was a friend of the family, the Times-Tribune reported. The Richeys lived on the third floor, while other guests of the bed and breakfast stayed primarily on the second floor of the home.

“For this reason, the owners, Mr. and Mrs. McHugh, could go weeks without going up to the third floor,” a Pennsylvania state trooper wrote in a search warrant application.

The last time the McHughs saw Patricia Richey alive was last fall, the Times-Tribune said. At that time, Tony McHugh wanted to get into their room to take out an air conditioner, but Moira McHugh told him she wanted to clean the room up first.

“Moira Richey is described as a pack rat,” the trooper wrote, according to the newspaper. “The air conditioner was finally removed, and that was the last time Mr. McHugh saw Patricia Richey.”

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The application indicated that Moira Richey asked to move to a new room several months ago, telling her landlords that her mother kept the room they shared too warm. Several times since then, Tony McHugh tried to do maintenance or put in a new air conditioner in Patricia Richey’s room, but her daughter would give him excuses as to why he couldn’t go into the room.

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The McHughs gave Moira Richey an ultimatum last week, and just before Tony McHugh was scheduled to do the necessary maintenance on Friday, she went downstairs and told the couple something was wrong with her mother.

“Mrs. McHugh asked if she was sick or dead,” the search warrant application read, according to the Times-Tribune. “Moira Richey said she didn’t know, but (her mother) wasn’t breathing.”

Mary McHugh went to the third floor and found Patricia Richey in bed, covered by a bedspread.

WNEP-TV reported that an autopsy by the Wayne County coroner was unable to determine Richey’s cause of death or officially identify the body because of the advanced decomposition.

It was not immediately clear if Moira Richey would face charges, but the case remains under investigation.

Ten Commandments monument destroyed in less than 24 hours after installation

A two year battle came to an end in Little Rock, Arkansas, on Tuesday, but the controversy over a monument to the Ten Commandments has not.

In less than 24 hours after the installation of the monument, someone destroyed the display by knocking it down, breaking chunks of granite off, KARK reported.

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The Ten Commandments were unveiled after state Sen. Jason Rapert introduced legislation to have the biblical laws displayed on the grounds of the Arkansas State Capitol.

It measured 6 feet tall and stood near a walkway between the capitol building and the state’s Supreme court, The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.

It was paid for by private donations totaling more than $26,000.

The bill, the Arkansas Ten Commandments Monument Act 1231, was passed in April, 2015, despite opposition that has continued until this year.

The American Civil Liberties Union said they plan to file a lawsuit to get the monument taken down.

The Satanic Temple also plans on filing a lawsuit.

Gov. Mike Huckabee took to Twitter for some harsh words for whoever knocked down the monument.

KTHV is reporting that Michael Reed has been arrested for destroying the monument.

'Cash me ousside' girl faces trial on juvenile charges today

Danielle Bregoli, the Boynton Beach, Florida, teenager who became an internet celebrity for the phrase “Cash me ousside," will try to keep herself out of juvenile jail as she heads to court Wednesday for a trial on five charges.

>> ‘Cash me ousside’ girl sues gaming company

Bregoli, 14, pleaded not guilty last month to four charges of theft and a charge of filing a false police report.

They mostly include acts allegedly committed against her mother, Barbara Ann Bregoli, before the two appeared on the daytime talk show “Dr. Phil” last year.

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Danielle challenged audience members to a fight with the phrase “Cash me ousside, how bow dat?” Video clips of the threat soon made her the subject of internet memes and built her an Instagram following that as of Wednesday neared 10 million.

>> ‘Cash me ousside’ teen reportedly planning national tour, taking show on the road

Since her newfound stardom, the 14-year-old has moved to Hollywood and is reportedly shopping a reality television show. She’s also encountered more controversy, getting kicked off of a Spirit Airlines flight with her mother after an alleged confrontation with another woman and becoming the subject of a recent lawsuit by a woman who said someone in Danielle’s entourage broke her nose in an attack outside a Lake Worth restaurant in February.

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Danielle is also the center of a looming custody battle between her mother and her father, Ira Peskowitz, who has said he believes the girl’s mother and her Hollywood agents are exploiting her.

Sausage helps bring missing pups home

Drones couldn’t do it, and neither could 120 searchers. But the smell of cooking sausages was apparently the key to bringing two lost dogs home.

John Hampson was on a walk with his family’s two miniature schnauzers when the dogs ran off in thick fog on Red Pike fell near Buttermere, Cumbria, U.K.

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Liz and Graham Hampson, John’s parents, reached out to mountain rescue crews, friends and family to help find their beloved pets, The Telegraph reported.

Despite the search crews and the use of drones to help find the dogs, they came up empty.

So in a last ditch effort and after 96 hours of searching, the Hampsons decided to fry up some sausages and camp near where the dogs were last seen, The Telegraph reported.

A few minutes later, the dogs came running out of the woods.

The couple said that it’s their Sunday tradition to have sausage for breakfast, and they told the Telegraph that if there was one food that would draw the pups out of the woods, it would be the breakfast meat.

7 things to know now: Manafort registers as agent; health care vote; Palin sues NY Times

Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and the world today. What to know now: 1. Manafort registers as agent: Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, registered on Tuesday with the Justice Department as a foreign agent. Manafort registered with the department for political consulting work he did for the ruling Ukrainian political party between 2012 and 2014. In the filing, Manafort said he coached party members on interaction with U.S. government officials, the Associated Press reported. According to the filing, Manafort’s company, DMP International, received more than $17 million for the work. 2. Health care bill vote postponed: Republican leaders postponed on Tuesday a vote on the Senate health care bill. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, (R-Kentucky), saying the bill was complicated, announced that the vote would be postponed after it became clear there were not enough Republican votes to get the bill through procedural votes. The vote will be rescheduled after the July 4 recess, McConnell said. 3. Police officers indicted: Three Chicago police officers were indicted Tuesday on charges that they conspired to cover up the circumstances surrounding the shooting of Laquan McDonald. McDonald, who was black, was shot 16 times by Officer Jason Van Dyke, a white police officer. According to the indictment, one current and two former officers lied and tried to cover-up what happened during the shooting on Oct. 20, 2014. 4. Palin sues NY Times: Sarah Palin has sued The New York Times for defamation over an editorial that suggested she was responsible for inciting the shooting of former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords. Palin’s attorney said the former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate “took a stand against The New York Times Company by filing a lawsuit which seeks to hold The Times accountable for stating that Governor Palin is part of a 'sickeningly familiar pattern' of politically motivated violence and that she incited the horrific 2011 shooting of Representative Gabby Giffords.” 5. Cyber attack hits: A cyber attack on Tuesday locked computer systems across the globe, hitting hospitals, government entities and multinational companies. The attack, delivered through a strain of malicious software, appears to have originated in Ukraine. Companies in the United States such as Merck and Mondelez International were hit by the ransomware virus that disables computer systems then demands a ransom to release them. And one more  The University of Florida won the College World Series on Tuesday, defeating Southeastern Conference rival LSU. The Gators swept the best two-out-of-three series, scoring four runs in the eighth inning to seal Tuesday night’s win. It was the first time in the history of UF’s baseball program that the team won the championship.  In case you missed it

Police say Narcan prevented them from charging man with DUI

Roswell police say they couldn’t charge an obviously impaired driver with DUI because officers had to use NARCAN to revive him.

Michael Willis told WSBTV’s Mike Petchenik he was driving home from work on June 9 on Highway 92 near Mountain Park Road when he saw a car driving erratically.

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“I saw him start driving up on the sidewalk and he was driving on the wrong side of the road on a narrow, two-lane road,” Willis said. “He ran over a couple of road signs, mailboxes. I was really worried he was driving on the sidewalk.”

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Willis said he and another driver called 911, then boxed in the man, who he said appeared to be laughing while his passenger appeared to be going in and out of consciousness.

“My first thought was he was impaired or having some type of emergency that he probably shouldn’t be driving,” said Willis. “He was starting to speed up. He would come up behind me, so I’d speed up a little bit, then he slowed back down. I would slow down just to keep him from speeding through a residential area,” Willis said.

Police told Petchenik the driver eventually pulled into the parking lot of Mountain Park Elementary when officers arrived.

“It became pretty apparent the driver was under the influence of some type of narcotics where they had to administer NARCAN to the driver to revive him,” said department spokeswoman, Lisa Holland.

Holland said both the driver and passenger appeared to be on some kind of drugs.

“One couldn’t drive for the other. They were both under the influence and unable to drive a vehicle at that time which is scary to these citizens,” she said.

Because of the NARCAN administered to the driver, Holland said police were unable to determine what drugs were in his system in order to charge him with DUI.

“They go up to the hospital they are administered other drugs…counteracting measures are put into their system,” she said.

Police did charge the unidentified driver with two counts of hit-and-run and he was issued a ticket.

“I think it’s upsetting that they can’t be charged just because they were endangering a lot of people,” said Willis.

“Had they hit that car head-on along Mountain Park Road it would have been really bad.”

WATCH: Irish reporter posts video of 'bizarre moment' with Trump in Oval Office

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.

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 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.

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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. 

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