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Trump expected to smash fundraising record tonight: ‘There is massive support’

Former President Trump‘s campaign team is now predicting that Saturday evening’s fundraiser in Palm Beach, Florida, will rake in an estimated $50 million, smashing records for a Republican or Democratic candidate.  

“It took three Democrat presidents to raise $25 million and one president to raise over $50 million, Donald J. Trump,” campaign spokesperson Danielle Alvarez boasted. 

Heavy-hitters

Saturday’s fundraiser is taking place at a private home in Palm Beach, hosted by billionaire and hedge fund founder John Paulson. Among the 100 or so guests will be heavy-hitters like casino mogul Steve Wynn, Bigelow Aerospace Founder and President Robert Bigelow, and former U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. 

“The response to our fundraising efforts has been overwhelming, and we’ve raised over $43 million so far,” Paulson said in a statement. “There is massive support amongst a broad spectrum of donors.”

Though the fundraiser is expected to take in tens of millions, Trump still needs to close the gap with his Democratic rival, incumbent President Biden, who is reported to have around $192 million on hand compared with just over $93 million for Trump. 

Biden event snags $26M

Biden’s campaign said he raised more than $26 million during a fundraising appearance late last month at New York City’s famed Radio City Music Hall with former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. 

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The president’s re-election campaign called the money raised at the star-studded event — which set a record for a single fundraiser — “historic.”

Trump’s event, billed as the “Inaugural Leadership Dinner,” sends a signal of a resurgence for the former president and Republican Party fundraising. 

Trump initially struggled to attract big donors when he launched his campaign and some lined up to support the other Republicans who challenged him in the presidential primary. But as Trump racked up easy wins, leveled the field and became the party’s presumptive nominee, the GOP has solidified behind him.

Contributions to the event will go toward the Trump 47 Committee, according to the invitation, a joint fundraising agreement with the Republican National Committee, state Republican parties and Save America, a political action committee that pays the bulk of Trump’s legal bills. 

Big contributions

In an unusual arrangement, the fundraising agreement directs donations to first pay the maximum allowed under law to his campaign and Save America before the RNC or state parties get a cut.

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Guests are asked to contribute $814,600 per person as a “chairman” contributor, which comes with seating at Trump’s table, or $250,000 per person as a “host committee” contributor. 

Both options come with a photo opportunity and a personalized copy of Trump’s coffee table book featuring photographs from his administration, “Our Journey Together.”

Three of Trump’s former rivals for the GOP nomination — South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum and biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy — are expected to appear as “special guests.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Sports commentators hint at who they’re voting for while sounding off on national issues

Longtime sports commentator and television host Stephen A Smith was joined by Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkely during a late February edition of his podcast, “The Stephen A. Smith Show.”

Smith and Barkley discussed a variety of sports-related topics during their hour-long conversation, including Barkley’s well-known dislike of the city of San Antonio

“We all know which city hates you the most right? … That San Antonio,” Smith quipped.

But the conversation later pivoted to politics. Smith brought up Barkley’s CNN program with Gayle King.

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Barkley said, although he was not particularly interested in adding to his workload, he believed it was important to do the show, and he was happy to work with King, whom he holds in high regard.

“I didn’t want to work to be honest with you, and Gayle didn’t want to work more, but we wanted to work together because I (have) a lot of love and respect for Gayle,” Barkley noted.

Barkley spends several months a year living and working in Atlanta, which is where TNT’s studios for the popular “Inside the NBA” are located.

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King primarily lives in New York City and co-hosts CBS’ flagship morning program, “CBS Mornings,” five days a week. “King Charles” is filmed in New York City, and Barkley commutes to the northeastern hub for the weekly show.

About 30 minutes into the conversation, Barkley began discussing some of the issues he noticed that the city was facing at the time.

“You know I’ve been coming up here to New York to do this show for like the last couple of months,” Barkley began.

“And you see the streets, you see the streets in New York,” Smith interjected.

“First of all, the border is a joke. The border is a joke. They have these migrants bussed up to New York. They have them on camera kicking and beating cops. They beat up these two cops,” Barkley said. “They were out of jail in 24 hours and the next day.”

“Actually, it was the same day, Charles. It was the same day,” Smith noted.

“Two days later, they caught them robbing Macy’s. They beat up cops. How are you out of jail in 24 hours?” Barkely added.

Smith then asked which presidential candidate he would lean toward given the nation’s history as it relates to inequality, while also taking the country’s current state of affairs into consideration.

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“Who do you side with considering our inequities’ history, what’s going on today and who the candidates are today in terms of (President Biden) and (Donald Trump) in all likelihood, running for office. What do you do, Charles? Who do you vote for?” Smith asked.

“We need law and order, Stephen A.,” Barkley said. “Trying to fix inequalities has nothing to do with letting people go in stores and rob people.”

“I agree. I’m with you,” Smith noted.

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Smith’s podcast airs three times a week on YouTube. The show’s “about” section describes the podcast as a platform where Smith shares his “unfiltered opinions.”

“Smith gives you his renowned point of view, breaking barriers beyond the world of sports and tackling pertinent issues across entertainment, pop culture, society, business, and politics,” the show’s YouTube page states. 

Smith played basketball in college and is an author, actor, NBA analyst and longtime host of ESPN’s “First Take.” He also makes frequent appearances on a variety of ESPN programs. Barkley is an 11-time All-Star and was named NBA MVP in 1993.

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Brace yourself for 8 bizarre experiences during Monday’s rare celestial phenomenon

A rare occurrence in orbit could lead to some strange happenings here on Earth.

The North American solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, is expected to hit totality in 15 U.S. states.

What can Americans expect to happen in the sky as well as on the ground?

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Here are eight weird things that could happen during a solar eclipse.

1. Baily’s beads

Baily’s beads is a strange effect that occurs as the moon closes in on the sun during a solar eclipse.

The phenomenon, viewed safely with proper eyewear, is a sliver of light at the edge of the eclipse, often referred to as the Diamond Ring Effect.

Just as the moon covers or begins to uncover the sun, onlookers might be able to view this “interesting edge effect,” Johns Hopkins University astrophysicist Dr. Bill Blair told Fox News Digital. 

In “the phenomenon known as ‘Baily’s beads’ … the sun can actually peak through lunar valleys right along the edge of the moon’s limb,” he said. 

Eclipse viewers can maximize their chances of seeing effects like this by traveling along the “edge” of the total eclipse zone, Blair suggested.

2. Animal behavior

During a solar eclipse, wildlife species have reacted as if day suddenly turned to night.

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During an eclipse, local animals and birds often “prepare for sleep or behave confusedly,” according to the University of Dallas.

Both physical and auditory animal behaviors will shift during the eclipse, National Geographic noted in an article.

“The early onset of darkness disrupts animals’ circadian rhythms, sparking a possible chorus of owl hoots, cricket chirps or even coyote calls, depending on the eclipse-viewing location,” NatGeo wrote.

Because of this expected shift in sound, NASA has released its Eclipse Soundscapes Project, prompting eclipse viewers to pay attention and record differences in animal behaviors in their area.

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“Reports of these atypical animal behaviors date back centuries, but the effects of an eclipse on plant and animal life are not fully understood,” NASA wrote in an article. 

“The NASA-funded Eclipse Soundscapes Project will collect the sights and sounds of a total solar eclipse with help from interested members of the public to better understand how an eclipse affects different ecosystems.”

3. Strange shadows

The changing orientation of the sun’s light can cast some pretty cool shadows on Earth.

Light that filters through the leaves of trees has been observed to leave crescent-shaped shadows as eclipse totality closes in, Blair shared.

NASA also recommends the use of a pinhole projector to view images of the crescent sun.

These pinhole cameras can also be used during the partial phases of the eclipse instead of wearing protective glasses, according to Blair.

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“Even more impressive, if you have a colander or a big soup spoon with small holes in it, hold it up, and you will get a whole bunch of little eclipses,” he said.

During total eclipses only, special shadow bands can be seen in the seconds before totality.

Shadow bands can show up across plain-colored surfaces, appearing as thin, wavy lines of alternating light and dark, as NASA noted.

The effect is similar to the sheen of a swimming pool.

4. Colder weather

The weather during a solar eclipse could change rather quickly.

Local temperatures could drop more than 20 degrees near eclipse totality, the University of Dallas said.

This is because when sunlight fades, the weather starts to cool down.

NASA reported that a 2001 eclipse in Zambia dropped the air temperature by nearly 15 degrees.

5. Windy conditions

In addition to temperature changes, a solar eclipse could bring windy weather.

A 2016 study by the University of Reading found that eclipse events could pick up wind speeds and change wind directions.

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“As the sun disappears behind the moon, the ground suddenly cools, just like at sunset,” University of Reading professor Giles Harrison wrote in a press release. 

“This means warm air stops rising from the ground, causing a drop in wind speed and a shift in its direction, as the slowing of the air by the Earth’s surface changes.” 

6. Radio interference

Eclipse events are known for interrupting radio frequencies.

This is because of the “sudden reduction in solar radiation reaching Earth’s atmosphere,” said NASA.

“Since the ionosphere contains charged particles (ions and electrons) and is responsible for reflecting and refracting radio waves, changes to the ionosphere can also affect radio communications and navigation systems,” NASA wrote in an article.

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This alteration in the ionosphere can change how radio waves “propagate through it,” NASA reported, which can cause signal fading, absorption and refraction.

7. Solar prominences

Solar prominences are rare but could appear during a solar eclipse.

Onlookers, with appropriate safety eyewear, might be able to spot the solar corona peeking out from behind the moon’s shadow.

The effect will look similar to flower petals framing the moon – but the prominence is an extension of the sun’s surface in a red, glowing plasma loop, according to NASA. 

These prominences loop hundreds of thousands of miles into space; scientists are still researching how and why they form.

8. Appearance of other planets

As the moon will shadow the sun’s light, some other stars and planets could be visible.

The Planetary Society reported that Venus may appear bright to the sun’s right or bottom right.

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Jupiter, which will appear dimmer, could be seen to the left or upper left of the sun.

What appears will be dependent on weather conditions per location, but astronomic features that shine brightest will have the best chance of showing up, according to Live Science.

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New Jersey’s Dem governor under fire for his response to historic quake that rattled state

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy came under fire after he did not return to the Garden State following the historic earthquake on Friday that left residents rattled.

U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew, N.J.-R, spoke with “FOX News Live” on Saturday after Murphy did not issue an on-camera address to residents, despite a few TV and phone interviews, including an interview Saturday with CBS.

“We haven’t heard from the governor — and you know, on a lighter side, Arthel, there are those that say maybe it’s good he didn’t come, because every time he’s in New Jersey, he’s increasing taxes, tolls, fees and subsidizing illegals,” Van Drew told “FOX News Live” co-anchor Arthel Neville

“But on a serious note, he wasn’t at a world summit for world peace. I mean he was at a Democratic convention — basically an association of democratic governors who were probably working on ways to make more democratic governors,” he said.

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Van Drew said that residents were forced to look to New York leadership for guidance during the natural disaster — rather than their own governor.

“So I think he could have taken maybe even 12 hours out to come back to New Jersey. Our folks in New Jersey really had to look to New York — to New York officials — and what they were saying,” Van Drew said. “Even though the actual earthquake was centered in Lebanon, New Jersey, in the northwestern part of the state.” 

The Republican representative said Murphy could have easily traveled back to his state to assure residents that they were safe.

“It would have been a nice symbol if he came back and said, ‘you know what, everything’s going to be OK. I want to personally review the infrastructure myself, see what the team has done, and then he could have gotten back to the convention, the association that he was at,” Van Drew said.

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It’s just good for people to know that their leaders are there during times of problems.

— New Jersey Representative Jeff Van Drew

“So I personally was a little disappointed that he didn’t make it. It’s just good for people to know that their leaders are there during times of problems,” he said. “And even though, in, you know, the world scheme of earthquakes, with what California sees or some other states — this was not huge — it was the biggest earthquake the state of New Jersey has had almost in a century and a half. I wish he had been there.”

Fox News has reached out to Murphy’s office for comment.

On Saturday, the governor wrote on X that the state’s emergency operations center was deactivated on Saturday morning.

“Our State Emergency Operations Center has deactivated as of 10:00 a.m. today,” Murphy wrote. “We have had no reports of major damage to structures, roadways, or infrastructure as a result of yesterday’s earthquake.”

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The earthquake measured at least 4.8 magnitude and struck near Lebanon, New Jersey, at 10:23 a.m. on Friday, about 45 miles west of New York City and 50 miles north of Philadelphia, according to the USGS. 

An estimate indicates the quake might have been felt by more than 42 million people in 14 states from Maine to North Carolina. More than two-dozen aftershocks have been felt since.

More than 152,000 Americans reported feeling shaking to the USGS.

Former US defense secretary makes ominous prediction about attack from Iran

Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Friday said Iran is likely to retaliate against Israel for a recent missile strike that hit Tehran’s consulate in Damascus, Syria.

Israel has not claimed responsibility for the strike, which killed senior Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander Mohammad Reza Zahedi. Reuters cited a Lebanese security source as the first to identify Israel as the responsible party, to which an Israeli military spokesperson responded, “We do not comment on reports in the foreign media.”

In an interview on CNN, Esper predicted Iran will take action against Israel, but on a limited scale to avoid wide-scale war in the Middle East.

“They are going to act,” Esper said Friday. “They’re going to feel the need, to uphold their dignity, to maintain credibility with their proxies, throughout the region, and to really meet the demands of hardliners, within the theocracy that wants to see something done.”

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“But on the other hand, they’re not going to want to make this a wider war,” he continued. “They don’t want to escalate. They know that a major conflict with Israel, let alone Israel and the United States would be disastrous for Iran. So, I suspect that they will limit the attack to Israel, Israeli targets.”3

Iran has said it reserves the right “to take a decisive response” after the purported Israeli strike, which killed six other Iranian military advisers in addition to Zahedi. 

A senior Biden administration official told Fox News Digital that President Biden and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke about the threat from Iran on Thursday. 

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“Our teams have been in regular and continuous contact since then. The United States fully supports the defense of Israel against threats from Iran,” the official said. 

Two U.S. defense officials said U.S. force posture has not changed in the Middle East since before Israel’s air strike in Damascus. The U.S. is monitoring the situation given the increased rhetoric from Iran, but has not made any changes to prepare for a significant attack. 

“Nothing has changed from a force projection standpoint,” one official said. 

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Though Israel has not taken credit for the strike on Iran’s consulate, the IDF has made several operational changes, such as canceling leave for any IDF personnel and calling up additional reservists to bolster the force’s air defense systems on Israel’s northern border, The Telegraph reported.

Israel has also suffered widespread GPS disruptions on applications, with some users shown to be in Lebanon’s capital Beirut, which Israeli outlet Haaretz reported as deliberate attempts to confuse Israeli drone threats. 

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IDF spokesperson Daniel Hagari reiterated the multifaceted conflict Israel is fighting, saying, “We are in a multi-front war. We are looking not only at Hamas but all our enemies. We look at all fronts and all threats in order to be ready for any scenario.” 

Fox News’ Liz Friden, Fox News Digital’s Peter Aitken and Reuters contributed to this report.

Model admits she took drastic steps to maintain image after being told she was ‘too fat’

Molly Sims is detailing the “stressful” tasks she took on during her modeling days. 

In a sneak peek of her upcoming appearance on the “Getting Grilled With Curtis Stone” podcast, the model and mom-of-three opened up about the “difficult” relationship she developed with food after being told she was “too fat.”

After initially being told that her nose was not symmetrical, Sims said she was later told that she was “too fat, too big, too blonde, too dark.”

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“I mean, it was definitely a stressful time, which I think, you know, in terms of like, you know, food, it became very difficult,” she added. 

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Sims explained that she comes from a “very Southern” family who constantly cook and eat, so the transition into modeling was not easy. 

“It went from that to basically, I wouldn’t say ‘starving myself,’ but pretty much,” she said. “So it was such a drastic – I had a lot of support from my mom and my dad, but it was hard.”

“I think you don’t know what you know until you know,” she said. “I was very lucky to get too deep. I mean I got pretty thin because of the pressure – the pressure of being sent back home … you become very disciplined.”

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In 2023, the “Vegas” star shared on her Instagram stories that one of her go-to’s for maintaining her physique is bone broth.

She wrote, “Anti-ageing [sic], good for digestion and gut, helps my joints after workouts, better sleep… this has been game changing for me.”

In the video, she also showed herself drinking lentil soup, which she says is “in and of itself a drink,” ice water, chai and a glass of rose, which happens to be from Cameron Diaz’s line of wines.

“Have a little rose lunch now and then,” she said. 

The former Sports Illustrated model is married to Netflix executive Scott Stuber. The couple have three children: Brooks Alan, 11, Scarlett May, 8, and Grey Douglas, 7.

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Sims previously told Fox News Digital that decided to take a break from Hollywood when her kids were still young so she could focus more on her family. 

“You know, I started older,” Sims explained. “I had my first baby when I was 39… I’ve done a lot in a very short amount of time. It’s like a record. Three kids in five years. But I think because I was older and I met my Prince Charming a little bit later in life that I definitely had to buckle down… We weren’t able to have a real family if I didn’t take a little bit of a step back in my career.”

Popular comedian stunned to learn why restaurant was charging ‘COVID fee’

Sebastian Maniscalco slammed two fees he encountered while eating at a restaurant last week.

The stand-up comedian took to social media saying a restaurant he dined at should get rid of the “COVID fee” he said it charged him. The fee was $3, according to Maniscalco. 

“I went to a restaurant last night, and I got the bill and they charged me a COVID fee,” he said. “I asked the guy. I go, ‘What’s the COVID fee?’ He goes, ‘Yeah, well, we gotta wipe down the menus.’ Wipe down the menus? You’re charging $3 to wipe down your own menus? Before COVID, what, you just brought out the menu with spaghetti sauce on it?”

Maniscalco did not identify the restaurant by name or say where it was located.

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Some dining establishments around the country started implementing dedicated COVID-related fees during the pandemic to help recoup additional expenses they incurred because of the virus. Some examples of things that restaurants used to COVID surcharges for included personal protective equipment and social distancing measures on top of sanitization, per the Washington Post.

But as the pandemic has wound down, some restaurants have kept COVID-related fees in place. Inflation and other things have factored into some doing so, according to reports.

The comedian also said in the video that he incurred a credit card surcharge to the tune of 3.5% during the same meal.

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Restaurants and other businesses may subject customers to a small surcharge for swiping their credit card to foot the “processing” cost associated with that electronic payment method. They often fall in the 1-3% range.

“It’s a real bad look as a business. Absorb the fee. It’s called the cost of doing business,” Maniscalco continued, adding that it “ain’t right” in a seeming reference to the name of his upcoming stand-up tour.

The comedian posted the video of him criticizing the two fees on several social media platforms. On Facebook, over 16,000 people reacted to it, while the clip wracked up over 50,000 views on X.

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Maniscalco will start his “It Ain’t Right” comedy tour in July with a show in Norfolk, Virginia. He has had multiple comedy specials in the past, including two on Netflix.

He also holds the leading role in the Max series “Bookie.” 

Female cop nearly killed when ‘wannabe thugs’ surround car during chaotic ‘street takeover’

Fairfax County police released wild video of a “street takeover” that left one officer injured and a cruiser damaged last weekend.

Hundreds of people gathered in Springfield, Virginia, at around 3 a.m. on Sunday to watch drivers do donuts and drive recklessly at a car meetup. Police Chief Kevin Davis said the purpose of the gathering was “utter chaos and disorder,” and that it proved dangerous for the first officer to respond to the scene.

“I believe we narrowly escaped a line-of-duty death scenario of our own. Because one of our officers was surrounded by a bunch of masked, tough-guy-wannabe-thugs who surrounded her car, and acted in a criminal manner, in a way that I’ll tell you is never going to happen again in Fairfax County,” Davis told reporters at a news conference. 

The police chief said the “street takeover” in a parking lot in the 6600 block of Electronic Drive in Springfield endangered the lives of both the participants and bystanders. An officer on duty responded after she witnessed several vehicles pull into the lot and begin to drive recklessly.

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Photos released by police showed at least one individual waving a rifle while hanging outside of a vehicle. 

Dashcam video released by the police department shows a large group of masked individuals surrounding the officer’s cruiser. At least one person attempted to remove the license plate from her vehicle, and others blocked a second cruiser that arrived at the scene. 

Fairfax County Police said some at the meetup attempted to get inside the cruiser while others banged on the windows. Davis said the officer exhibited “a ton of grace under pressure in that very volatile scenario.” 

The police chief said dozens of officers responded “en masse” to assist. 

“So, what does that mean for residential and business communities? It means you didn’t have any cops protecting your neighborhoods, your communities, your businesses because these criminals diverted all of our attention to handle an attack on one of our police officers,” Davis said.

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Once backup arrived, the mob of drivers and bystanders began to dissipate. 

Four people have been charged in connection with the incident. 

Carlos A. Martinez Jr., 18, was apprehended at the scene and charged with reckless driving after he drove down the wrong side of the road and crashed into a cruiser, FOX 5 DC reported. He was reportedly released on a summons.

One driver struck an officer with their car and then fled the scene. The officer sustained minor injuries. Another police officer initiated a vehicle pursuit that ended without an arrest.

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The suspected hit-and-run driver was later identified as Ronal Urrea-Hernandez, 18. Police have obtained a warrant for his arrest for felony hit-and-run, speed to elude and no operator’s license. 

Another suspect wanted by police is 20-year-old Dylan Heckard, of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Police identified Heckard after he posted a selfie making a rude hand gesture on social media. His charges include assault on law enforcement and abduction for jumping on the police cruiser and preventing the officer from leaving.

A 17-year-old, who was not identified because they are a minor, is also being charged. 

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Davis said police have created a Civil Disturbance team to identify where these street takeovers are planned and respond to the incidents before they become dangerous. 

“This is not going to happen again in Fairfax County,” Davis said.

WATCH: Courtroom erupts in chaos as son bursts in, shoots suspect in father’s murder

A man attending the murder trial for his father’s killer in Brazil interrupted court proceedings to shoot the suspect half a dozen times and assault him. 

Video of the attack was captured on CCTV from the courtroom in São José do Belmonte. The video shows the judges and jury scattering for cover as Cristiano Alves Terto, 27, opened fire at Franscico Cleidivaldo Mariano de Moura, 38.

It remains unclear how Terto had made it into the courtroom with a .38-caliber revolver. The attack occurred on November 29, 2023, but police only released the video on April 1, 2024. 

Terto chased Moura across the courtroom and continued his assault by striking the defendant in the head. Police who were onsite chased him out of the room and eventually arrested him on suspicion of attempted murder. 

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Moura survived the attack but had to go to a local hospital and then transfer to a larger facility for treatment. He has since been discharged, according to Jam Press. 

Moura killed Francisco Alves on October 5, 2012. During his confession, he claimed he had been looking for a donkey that had strayed from his property when he had found Alves. 

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He claimed that Alves had treated him with hostility, calling him a “filthy little thief” and demanding he leave. 

He then claimed that Alves had grabbed a wooden stick and had tried to approach him, at which point Moura fired a gunshot into the air as a warning. When Alves didn’t stop, he fired another shot into the ground and eventually felt the need to defend himself. 

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Alves suffered a single gunshot wound to his abdomen, which sent him to the hospital. After 18 days under medical care and supervision, Alves died. 

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Moura fled to Salguiero, a city in northern Brazil, remaining at large for over a decade before police found and arrested him. No retrial date has been set since he was discharged from the hospital, while Terto has remained in prison since the day after the attack.  

‘The jury has not been reconvened, and a new date has not been assigned yet,” the Pernambuco Court of Justice told British outlet Metro.