Activists vandalize billboard with anti-ICE message

Emeryville, Calif. —

Before Thursday morning, a California billboard was one advertising a junk removal service. It depicted a child with his hands holding his face and his mouth open, like a "Home Alone"-style scream.

But in the early morning hours, commuters headed to San Francisco noticed something a little different. The Emeryville sign no longer read, "We make junk disappear"; now, it read, "We make kids disappear" and was signed, "I.C.E."

Photos began appearing on social media and shortly thereafter, an activist group called INDECLINE took credit for the modifications via their Instagram. INDECLINE has been in operation since 2001, and is perhaps best known for the nude, NSFW statues of Donald Trump they placed around the country in 2016.

"This isn't an immigration issue," the group wrote of the billboard in the Instagram caption. "This is a humanitarian crisis."

The accompanying video, also on their website, depicts several pe…

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Man’s 1,700-mile run inspired by son’s battle with cancer

SAN DIEGO —

Earlier this month, Richard Nares began a run he says will cover 1,700 miles -- the equivalent of 65 marathons. It began in Seattle and will end in San Diego. Along the way, Nares will celebrate his 65th birthday.

For Nares, it's the journey of a lifetime. The run, named Richard's Heart & Sole for Emilio, is intended to raise awareness and money to provide children with cancer-free rides to their chemotherapy treatments.

Nares' inspiration is his son, Emilio, who was diagnosed in 1998 with leukemia when he was just 3 years old.

Months of chemotherapy followed, and Nares met other families who were struggling to get their children to the hospital for treatments, often several times a week. Many had no reliable, affordable transportation.

After Emilio passed away before his sixth birthday, Richard and his wife, Diane, founded the Emilio Nares Foundation to honor his memory and to help other children in need.

At f…

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Lake Worth power outage

LAKE WORTH, Fla. —

The City of Lake Worth says the power plant is online and power has been restored to roughly 50% of customers.

Thousands of customers lost power overnight.

Crews continue to repair the Hypoluxo switching station and expect a full restoration in a few hours.

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Foster parent accused of murder could learn his fate soon

FORT PIERCE, Fla. —

Closing arguments are underway in the murder trial of a Port St. Lucie man accused of killing his 2-year-old foster child.

Prosecutors said Michael Beer beat Trysten Adams to death in 2014.

They said Beer was the only adult home at the time of the incident.

An autopsy by the St. Lucie County Medical Examiner showed Trysten suffered cuts to his liver, and internal bleeding and bruising that were consistent with blunt force trauma.

Beer has denied beating, kicking or punching Trysten that Sunday afternoon in September.

Beer's attorney, Lance Richard, believes inappropriate chest compressions that were performed by medical personnel at the hospital may have contributed to the blunt force trauma that caused the child's death.

The 12-member jury is expected to start deliberating Wednesday afternoon.

Beers is facing first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse charges.

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Driveway argument leads to man killing son on Father’s Day

A Kentucky man is charged with fatally shooting his adult son on Father’s Day.

Lexington news outlets report that an arrest citation says 45-year-old James Hendron Jr. was charged with murder-domestic violence Sunday in the death of 23-year-old Austin Hendron.

Lexington police Lt. Nathaniel Muller said officers were called Sunday evening to a neighborhood off Richmond Road. They arrived to find the younger man, who was taken to the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital. The Fayette County Coroner’s Office said Austin Hendron died of multiple gunshot wounds.

Neighbors rushed outside looking for answers.

"This kind of stuff never happens in this neighborhood. This neighborhood is usually really quiet," resident Jordan Tuttle told WLKY.

"I didn't know what was going on. If something was going to happen to me, or to us. It was terrifying," said witness Nia Garth.

According to the Lexington Herald Leader, court records in…

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