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Police release video of soccer star Alex Morgan's eviction from Disney's Epcot

On Oct. 1, one of the biggest stars of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team was out with friends at Epcot in Orlando, Florida, when the night took a major turn for the worse.

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Alex Morgan, who also plays for the Orlando Pride, was out with Orlando City player Donny Toia and his wife, and after some sort of altercation, the trio was kicked out of the park and told not to come back, authorities said.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office released body camera footage of the three as deputies issued them trespass warnings for “conduct not welcome on Walt Disney property.”

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Deputies and park officials said Morgan and the Toias were being verbally aggressive, loud and belligerent toward park staff and other guests, according to a Sheriff’s Office report.

>> On WFTV.com: Orlando Pride adds Alex Morgan to roster

In the video, the three can be heard arguing with the deputy and park employees and at one point, one of them, who was off camera, took exception with how a deputy described their behavior.

“Dude, you guys are lying right now,” the woman can be heard saying. “I can’t imagine what black people go through.”

As his son practiced at XL Soccer World in Orlando on Tuesday, Erlend Kleiven said he was disappointed in what he saw in the body camera video.

“Obviously, as a role model from the national team, for young kids to look up to her, wear her jersey, obviously that’s not something that is good for the sport,” he said.

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While soccer dad Jason Gilmore agreed that what he saw in the video was not a good example for aspiring players, he argued that Morgan might be getting more flak than was warranted.

“It isn’t great role model stuff, but on the other hand, I mean, we kind of forgive this stuff, and worse, from male athletes,” he said.

After spending about 15 minutes in a conference room at Epcot, the three were escorted from the park, but not before Morgan assured her friends that the trespass warning wouldn’t stick.

“That’s fine,” she said after hanging up her phone. “It’ll be rescinded tomorrow. It’ll be rescinded tomorrow.”

The Walt Disney Co. warned that if Morgan or the Toias ever entered its property again – which includes all theme parks, water parks and resorts – they could face arrest.

None were charged criminally in connection with the incident.

Morgan apologized for the incident on Twitter.

>> Read the apology here

Harvey Weinstein recording was not enough to charge him, DA says

Prosecutors said they did not have enough evidence in 2015 to charge Harvey Weinstein with sexual assault, despite an audio recording secretly taken at the behest of the New York Police Department by a woman who claimed the Hollywood film producer groped her.

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In the recording, published Tuesday by The New Yorker, Weinstein can be heard apologizing to Filipina-Italian model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez after she confronts him about the alleged assault.

"Why yesterday (did) you touch my breast?" Gutierrez asks in the recording.

"Oh please, I'm sorry,” he answers. “I'm used to that.”

The audio recording was made after Gutierrez went to the New York Police Department with a complaint about Weinstein. She told police that she was going over her modeling portfolio with Weinstein at his Tribeca office when he started to make crude comments about her breasts, The New Yorker reported.

She told police that “Weinstein then lunged at her, groping her breasts and attempting to put a hand up her skirt while she protested,” according to The New Yorker.

>> Related: Report: Harvey Weinstein’s wife Georgina Chapman leaving him amid sexual harassment allegations

As she was speaking with NYPD Special Victims Division investigators, Weinstein called her, according to The New Yorker. The next day, they had her put on a wire and meet with Weinstein in hopes of getting a confession, the magazine reported.

Despite the recording, authorities said that they did not have enough evidence to file charges against Weinstein.

Chief Assistant District Attorney Karen Friedman Agnifilo said Tuesday in a statement that prosecutors lacked evidence because of the NYPD’s failure to work with prosecutors.

“The NYPD -- without our knowledge or input -- arranged a controlled call and meeting between the complainant and Mr. Weinstein,” Agnifilo said. “The seasoned prosecutors in our Sex Crimes Unit were not afforded the opportunity before the meeting to counsel investigators on what was necessary to capture in order to prove a misdemeanor sex crime.

“While the recording is horrifying to listen to, what emerged from the audio was insufficient to prove a crime under New York law, which requires prosecutors to establish criminal intent.”

Police defended their actions Tuesday in a statement, nothing that “experienced detectives and supervisors from NYPD’s Special Victims Unit” were part of the police investigation.

>> Related: 3 women accuse Harvey Weinstein of rape: report

“The recorded conversation with the subject corroborates the acts that were the basis for the victim’s complaint to the police a day earlier,” Deputy Commissioner Stephen P. Davis said. “This follow-up recorded conversation was just one aspect of the case against the subject. This evidence, along with other statements and timeline information was presented to the office of the Manhattan District Attorney.”

A police source, who was not identified, told The New Yorker that the decision not to charge Weinstein came after two weeks amid questions about her past, including reports from tabloids that Gutierrez had once accused an older businessman of sexual assault and then refused to work with prosecutors.

“We had the evidence,” the source told The New Yorker. “It’s a case that made me angrier than I thought possible, and I have been on the force a long time.”

Accusations of sexual harassment and assault have piled against Weinstein in recent days, after The New York Times published a report detailing decades of sexual harassment complaints against the Miramax co-founder. He admitted to some wrongdoing in the wake of the Times report but on Tuesday “unequivocally denied” allegations of rape made by three women to The New Yorker.

“Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein,” Weinstein spokeswoman Sallie Hofmeister said in a statement released to The New Yorker. “Mr. Weinstein has begun counseling, has listened to the community and is pursuing a better path. Mr. Weinstein is hoping that, if he makes enough progress, he will be given a second chance.”

Weinstein was ousted from his position with The Weinstein Company on Sunday amid fallout from the sexual harassment allegations. Multiple celebrities have come out in support of his accusers.

Police: Woman kills daughter's fiancé while preparing breakfast

A woman is accused of shooting and killing her daughter’s fiancé after an argument in DeKalb County, Georgia, deputies said. 

The shooting happened on Oct. 7 at an apartment complex on East Ponce de Leon Avenue.

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Paw Law, 57, is accused of shooting Nyatole Eh, 17, of Clarkston, Georgia, several times in the abdomen. 

Police said Law was upset because her daughter, who is several months pregnant with Eh’s child, was about to move to Wisconsin with her fiancé. 

Police said the family had an argument over the issue Saturday.

“It appears (the) mom had been planning this and was that adamant that she did not want her (daughter) leaving with him,” said Clarkston police Detective Jason Elliot.

Detectives said Law left the house, bought a revolver from a local pawn shop and then, police say, slept on her decision.

"It appears they were in the kitchen, preparing breakfast. There was no type argument or even (an) altercation. It's looking like mom just walked up behind the victim and shot him,” Elliot said.

Law's daughter, Madaya Be, became emotional talking with WSB-TV about Eh and said it's been hard on both families.

"It was surprising. I never thought something like this was going to happen," Be said. "He's a very good, innocent guy."

Law was arrested at her home and taken to the DeKalb County Jail. 

Police told WSB-TV the woman, who is a grandmother, has a Georgia weapons permit.

10 charged after LSU freshman dies with .495 alcohol level

Ten Louisiana State University students were charged Wednesday for their alleged roles in a hazing incident that killed a freshman from Roswell, Georgia, the university said.

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Max Gruver had an alcohol level of .495 -- more than six times the legal limit for drivers -- at the time of his death, the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office said Wednesday. Gruver, 18, died Sept. 14 after a suspected hazing incident at the Phi Delta Theta fraternity house, according to investigators.

On Wednesday, the Coroner’s Office said an autopsy determined Gruver died from acute alcohol intoxication with aspiration. 

Preliminary tests showed a highly elevated alcohol level, and Gruver also had THC -- the chemical found in marijuana -- in his urine. LSU president F. King Alexander suspended all Greek activities after Gruver’s death. The fraternity’s national headquarters also suspended the LSU chapter.

LSU said Wednesday arrest warrants had been issued, charging 10 with hazing. One student, Matthew Alexander Naquin, was also charged with negligent homicide, the university said. Gruver’s family was informed of the investigation findings and charges. 

“Today’s arrests underscore that the ramifications of hazing can be devastating,” Alexander said Wednesday in an emailed statement. “Maxwell Gruver’s family will mourn his loss for the rest of their lives, and several other students are now facing serious consequences -- all due to a series of poor decisions.”

Gruver was a 2017 graduate of Blessed Trinity High School and planned to study journalism at LSU. He loved sports and helped coach younger children, including his sister’s basketball team, according to his family. 

“Max was very lovable. He cared a lot about people,” Eugene Gruver, Max’s grandfather, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution the day after his death. “He was bright, he was intelligent. He was so talented. He knew all about sports.”

Father charged with murder in death of 2-week-old daughter

The father of a newborn girl found dead in the woods in Georgia over the weekend is now charged with murder in the child’s death, according to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office.

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An autopsy report released Tuesday showed that the 2-week-old girl died of blunt force trauma.

Christopher McNabb was charged with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated battery and concealing a death. 

Two-week-old Caliyah McNabb was reported missing by her mother on Saturday in Newton County.

A 911 call obtained by WSBTV showed that a 2-year old girl was first to notice that her newborn sister had disappeared.

"My 2-year old says she's gone,” Courtney Bell told a Newton County 911 operator. “I've looked everywhere in the house and I don't know another possibility.”

The operator asked Bell if she believed somebody took her baby.

"Her blanket is gone,” Bell said. “Her pacifier is on the floor. Her blanket is not with us.”

Bell told the operator she fell asleep on the couch inside her home. Bell says she last saw Caliyah at 5 a.m. on Saturday. Five hours later, she called 911.

"Me and him (Christopher McNabb) woke up together. She (2-year old daughter) woke us up together," said Bell.

The baby's father, McNabb, has been a person of interest since the baby's death. He was arrested on an unrelated charge, a probation violation out of Bartow County, after attempting to elude deputies on Sunday, according to investigators.

Ex-boyfriend suspected in Pitt student's death arrested in Myrtle Beach

The man suspected in the slaying of his ex-girlfriend, a student at the University of Pittsburgh, has been arrested in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, authorities confirmed Wednesday morning.

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Matthew Darby is believed to have killed his ex-girlfriend with a hammer and knives before fleeing western Pennsylvania, according to a criminal complaint.

Police charged Darby, 21, Tuesday with homicide in the death of Alina Sheykhet, 20, a junior at Pitt, whose body was found Sunday morning in her bedroom.

Myrtle Beach city police said Wednesday that Darby was in custody and taken to the city jail for giving false information to law enforcement.

More coverage from WPXI.com: 

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Further information about Darby’s arrest was not immediately available.

On Monday night, Pittsburgh police and detectives swarmed a sewer drain just down the block from Sheykhet's home in Oakland.

"They were looking for evidence of some sort inside of the sewer," said Peyton Miller, a Pitt student who lives nearby. "They had some contraption and they asked if they could borrow power." 

Another neighbor said police have been a constant presence recently. 

"There have been detectives around the house all day, the past couple of days," said John Boyer, also a Pitt student.

Miller knows Darby and Sheykhet.

"It was really shocking as the stories developed," he said. "This is the kid we met. This is the girl we met. It's tough.

"Seems like the worst stuff happens to good human beings."

The complaint says Darby was at Duquesne University after 3 a.m. on Sunday, where he asked an employee at the Union if he could borrow a phone charger. At 4:21 a.m., Darby was picked up by a car service at Brottier Hall.

Darby instructed the driver to take him to Cable Place, near the home Sheykhet shared with roommates, police said.

Between 4 and 5 a.m. that morning, five phone calls were made from his phone to Sheykhet’s, police said. She did not answer any of them. 

The driver took Darby to Semple and Ward streets, where Darby asked him to wait for 10 minutes before walking in the direction of Sheykhet’s home, police said. Darby returned 10 minutes later, asked the driver to wait another 10 minutes then walked back toward Sheykhet's home.

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Five minutes later, he called the driver and, in a whispered voice, asked him to wait another 10 minutes. The driver said he could not, and left, police said.

Surveillance video shows a man who looks like Darby walking in the area, stopping at Semple Street and Urie Way, and dropping a shiny object in a sewer grate, police said. He then stops further down Urie and drops an object in a Dumpster before walking down Semple toward Bates Street.

Police recovered a hammer and two knives from the sewer grate at Semple and Urie, according to the complaint. They are consistent with Sheykhet’s injuries. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office said Sheykhet died as a result of sharp/blunt force trauma.

Her phone was missing from her room when she was found, police said. The last time it pinged a service tower was about 9:40 a.m. Sunday, about an hour after Sheykhet was found dead, in Irwin near the intersection of Interstate 76 and Route 30.

The complaint says witnesses, whose identities were withheld for their safety, saw Darby in that area around that time.

Darby is charged with homicide, burglary, flight to avoid apprehension, theft and possessing an instrument of crime.

Las Vegas shooter's longtime friend says he was a man who 'cared about everybody'

A friend and longtime employee of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock said the 64-year-old “cared about everybody” and tried his best to “make people happy,” the Daily Mail reports.

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Lisa Crawford, of Dallas, Texas, who managed an apartment that Paddock owned from 2006 to 2012, spoke to ABC News’ “Good Morning America,” fighting back tears as she tried reconcile the man she knew with the one who killed 58 people and wounded nearly 500 more when he opened fire on concertgoers from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel.

>> Read the latest on the Las Vegas shootings

“He tried to make people happy. He tried to make people care. And I don’t know what happened to him,” Crawford said.

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She said Paddock, who apparently committed suicide before law enforcement reached his room, was a humorous person and generous with his tenants.

Crawford said she last spoke to Paddock a few weeks ago via email, when he checked in on her during Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

>> On Rare.us: A veteran and hero of the Las Vegas shooting just made us proud all over again

“I have read them over and over and over again,” Crawford said of her correspondence with him. “I’ve even looked at some photos online of, I guess, him and his girlfriend. You know, I was even trying to look into his eyes to see if I saw something that wasn’t normal, you know. No, I didn’t see anything.”

Florida couple accused of prostituting child in exchange for drugs

A Florida couple is accused of prostituting a child for 13 years in exchange for drugs. 

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Kevin Wyatt and Celeste Chambers, of the Florida Panhandle, were both arrested last week, according to the Miami Herald

>> On PalmBeachPost.com: Florida prostitution sting nets 10 arrests

The couple is said to have traded sexual acts with a child for drugs, and the abuse started when the girl was 3 years old, according to WTXL

On Sunday afternoon, Wyatt was captured while hiding on a houseboat off the East River near Apalachicola, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page

Wyatt was wanted on five warrants that included sex trafficking, deputies said. 

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Chambers was also wanted, but she was arrested in Tallahassee last Wednesday. She faces multiple charges, including sexual abuse, lewd and lascivious behavior, and child cruelty, according to WTXL.

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Read more at the Miami HeraldWTXL and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.

Man accused of making bomb threat to restaurant to avoid paying bill

A Pittsburgh man is facing charges after police say he made up a bomb threat to try to get out of paying his bill at the Primanti Brothers restaurant.

Barry Clapperton, 40, is charged with threats to use weapons of mass destruction, public drunkenness, false identification to police, terroristic threats and escape.

>> Wanted man's Facebook challenge to police backfires

Kenneth Gray, who was visiting from Jacksonville, witnessed the scene while at the Primanti Brothers on East Carson Street. 

He says he watched Clapperton try to run out on the bar tab twice before police arrived.

"My friend Chris gets up and he chases him out the door and we go out that way, catch him and walk him back in," Gray said.

He said he and his friend even offered to pay the bill, but police had to get involved.

A friend eventually paid for Clapperton.

Police said they heard Clapperton call in a bomb threat to Nakama, a restaurant a few blocks down the street.

"His tab is paid. They get ready to let him go and the bomb threat comes in and he takes off,” Gray said. 

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Police and witnesses said it didn't end there. They allege Clapperton ran out of Primantis, across the street and down 19th Street, eventually getting to a point right in front of dumpsters, where police shocked him with a stun gun and arrested him.

Police said Clapperton told officers that his friend advised him to call in the bomb threat to create a distraction.

A witness said what really irked him was Clapperton got double meat on his sandwich, despite not having the cash for it.

Clapperton is unable to post bond.

Parents accused of waterboarding 12-year-old daughter now in custody

Beaver County, Pennsylvania, parents wanted on suspicion of waterboarding their 12-year-old daughter are now in custody

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Dion and Malisa Stevens were found at a motel in Ross Township late last week, police said.

>> On WPXI.com: PREVIOUS STORY: Parents on the run after waterboarding 12-year-old daughter, police say

According to the criminal complaint obtained by WPXI, the girl told police her parents dragged her downstairs, stuffed rags in her mouth, placed rags over her face, put her in a chair, tied her hands behind her back and poured a bucket of cold water over her covered face.

Police said media reports helped lead them to the couple.

There had been a warrant out for their arrest since charges were filed earlier this month.

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"We want to thank all the media who got the story out. It really helped us," said Capt. Ryan Pudick with Aliquippa police.

Police told WPXI that the parents claim they didn't know that they were wanted and that what they did was discipline.

The 12-year-old is living with a foster family and doing well, according to police.

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