A woman has a warning for people who use the changing rooms at a Robinson Township, Pennsylvania, mall. Heather Lapinski said that while she was trying on bathing suits at Macy’s in the Mall at Robinson, she noticed a cellphone under the door. She grabbed it, but a man’s hand grabbed it back. >> Read more trending news By the time she was able to exit the dressing room, the man was gone. “I got ahold of it and a man's hand came down and grabbed it. I couldn’t scream. I was in so much shock,” Lapinski said. “I was crying. I didn't have my top on (and) I’m not running out completely naked.” By the time she was able to exit the dressing room, the man was gone. Lapinski described the man as having a medium build and balding in the front of his head. She said she hopes that someone recognizes the man before he does it again. “I want someone to say, ‘I know him.’ He can't keep going back and keep doing this to women. I’m going to be traumatized for the rest of my life,” she said. “When I go to bed, I toss and turn thinking about his face.” Both Macy’s and the Mall at Robinson said in statements about the matter that the safety of customers is a top priority. They could not confirm whether other incidents were previously reported.
When a teenager in Texas borrowed a family friend's computer, he made a shocking and sickening discovery. The boy found nude photos of his 10-year-old sister on the computer of Joe Garza Jr., according to the Star-Telegram. >> Read more trending news Garza, 65, was arrested March 3 on child pornography charges, and faces additional charges after it was discovered that he allegedly molested an older sister in the family years ago. The Star-Telegram reports that the boy, who was trying to fix the hard drive on his own computer, asked to borrow Garza's computer. While using it, he clicked on a folder and discovered the images of his sister. He returned the computer to Garza and told his mother about the images. She asked the boy to request to use the computer again so she could see the images for herself. The mother confronted Garza about the images and police were called to the scene. Officer Domingo Martinez, who works for the Fort Worth Police Department’s Crimes Against Children Task Force, told the Star-Telegram that Garza admitted to the mother that he had a problem and said he would disappear if she didn't call police. In interviews with authorities, the 10-year-old victim said Garza bought her items and gave her money, and told her not to tell her parents about the abuse. Garza remains behind bars while investigators work to determine if there are additional victims.
A judge says Florida's governor can remove a prosecutor from a death penalty-eligible case and has denied a request to delay the proceedings. State Attorney Aramis Ayala today asked a judge to delay proceedings for two weeks while she prepares an argument for the Florida Supreme Court. But Circuit Judge Frederick J. Lauten denied her request Tuesday. NOTE: THE FOLLOWING IS A STORY THAT ORIGINATED ON MARCH 16, 2017 Earlier today, Governor Scott called on State Attorney Ayala to recuse herself immediately from prosecuting Markeith Loyd after she refused to consider the death penalty in this case. State Attorney Ayala has refused to recuse herself and Governor Scott has removed her from the case and reassigned it to State Attorney Brad King. Governor Scott said, “Earlier today, I called on State Attorney Ayala to immediately recuse herself from this case. She informed me this afternoon that she refuses to do that. She has made it clear that she will not fight for justice and that is why I am using my executive authority to immediately reassign the case to State Attorney Brad King. “Let’s remember, Markeith Loyd is accused of executing a brave law enforcement hero and murdering his pregnant ex-girlfriend, Sade Dixon. Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy Norman Lewis was also killed while actively searching for Markeith Loyd following these heinous murders. I am outraged and sickened by this loss of life and many families’ lives have been forever changed because of these senseless murders. These families deserve a state attorney who will aggressively prosecute Markeith Loyd to the fullest extent of the law and justice must be served.”
A brushfire that broke out on Osteen Street has spread to about 20 acres and some nearby homes are being evacuated as a precaution. The Florida Fire Service and local firefighters are battling the flames in Volusia County.
A North Carolina county could be in major violation of HIPPA laws after mistakenly releasing hundreds of patients’ private medical records to a Charlotte TV station that was investigating a medical story. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPPA, was enacted in 1996 to ensure patient privacy rights. >> Read more trending news Mecklenburg County manager Dena Diorio revealed Tuesday afternoon that the county mistakenly released the private medical records of some 1,200 patients to the media. The county attorney confirmed patient health information was compromised. 'I'm absolutely speechless with anger at how something like this could happen,' Diorio said. Channel 9 had requested public records related to the county's failure to notify nearly 200 women about abnormal Pap smear results. While WSOC-TV received that information Monday, the county also mistakenly included detailed medical history about hundreds of patients. The information included an Excel spreadsheets documenting the patients’ full names, addresses and dates of visits. For some patients it also included a detailed description of why they visited and what services they received. Diorio said the information should not have been in spreadsheets in the email and the practice of putting medical information in Excel sheets will end immediately. Diorio said she believes the release is a category 2 HIPAA violation with a minimum fine of $1,000 per violation up to $50,000. A county worker collected the records Tuesday morning from WSOC. “We do everything we can to protect the personal information for all of our patients,” Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio said. “In this particular instance, the checks and balances were not completely followed and we had a lapse.' Diorio said an IT staffer mistakenly included the information in the public records request. She also said no one checked the file before it was released. >> Got a question about the news? See our explainers here “This was a person who works in our IT security area so it’s not as if everybody has access to this information,” she said. It’s unclear if the hundreds of patients will be notified about the information leak. Diorio is planning to discuss the next steps with the county attorney on Tuesday. >> Click here to read the full story.
After making two releases of emails from a top aide to Hillary Clinton on Thursday, Wikileaks was back with more on Friday morning, as the international internet group continues to try to use the hacked emails to undercut Hillary Clinton’s bid for the White House.
Here’s some of what we’ve seen in the John Podesta emails:
1. More evidence of the struggle over Clinton’s emails. If the Podesta emails have taught us anything, it is that some in the Clinton Camp liked the idea of just dumping all of her emails from her time as Secretary of State to the public, to get it over with. But that was not an option that was favored by Clinton, and the drip, drip, drip continues to this day, combining with the interest of the FBI in a way that has damaged her campaign for President. One new email today captures Robby Mook telling Podesta that he’s worried about being blindsided by revelations:
In this email with the subject line, ” Why doesn’t she just turn the server over to a third party at this point?” Neera Tanden observes – “isn’t it going to leak out of the FBI anyway?”
2. Why did IT aide Bryan Pagliano take the Fifth? In an email from September of 2015, Podesta is again talking to Neera Tanden, this time about why Bryan Pagliano was not going to give testimony to the Benghazi committee on Clinton’s email server. Podesta says something about how Pagliano helped to retrieve emails at one point, and cryptically then observes, “Maybe that is why he’s avoiding testifying.” Pagliano has told some of his story to the FBI under immunity, but has invoked his Fifth Amendment rights before Congress, refusing to even show up for a pre-election committee hearing, which aggravated Republicans who believe he is hiding something for Hillary Clinton.
Neera to Podesta on how Pagliano was the one who retrieved emails, and maybe that's why he's avoiding testifying.#PodestaEmails28
3. What was the problem with a top Obama staffer? Since the Podesta emails go back in the 2008 campaign and transition for President Obama, there are some tidbits about that era from time to time as well. In this email, Podesta is told that the FBI does not want to give a security clearance for the transition to Ben Rhodes, who ultimately will become a Deputy National Security Advisor. But back in 2008, the FBI had some undetermined concern about Rhodes. It reminded me that back in 1987, the Secret Service would not allow me to get a press pass at the White House because of something in my background. They refused to tell me what it was, and finally relented four years later.
4. Wikileaks promises, but doesn’t deliver. Just as some new Hillary Clinton emails were released yesterday by the State Department, Wikileaks loudly proclaimed that another special batch of emails would be released, dealing with Clinton aide Huma Abedin, the FBI and Department of Justice. But there was no bombshell. There was no explosive email. Yes, there were a few interesting items, but as I keep telling people, interesting does not always equal something that will put a certain person in jail. The move seemed to be a cry for attention by Wikileaks more than anything else.
So there doesn't seem to be anything DOJ or Huma-related that's "special" in this new WikiLeaks release.
5. The source of the Podesta emails. Critics of Hillary Clinton, who have recently become champions of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, have become very vocal in recent days about charges that Wikileaks is nothing but a front for Russian Intelligence. In an interview, Assange again denied that Russia had delivered the Podesta emails to the internet group, which has all but morphed into a conservative campaign website in recent weeks. Some intelligence experts do believe the Russians are involving, and it aggravates the daylights out of Assange.