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Girlfriend of man whose six year-old son vanished is arrested after she was found in motel room with child’s body stuffed in tote bag

Samuel Olson, left, was found dead in a motel room in Jasper, Texas, on Tuesday evening (Picture: ABC13/KJAS)
Samuel Olson, left, was found dead in a motel room in Jasper, Texas, on Tuesday evening (Picture: ABC13/KJAS)

The body – believed to be that of six year-old Samuel Olson – was discovered by police acting on an anonymous tip at a Best Western motel in Jasper, 135 miles northeast of the little boy’s home city of Houston on Tuesday night. 

Theresa Balboa, the girlfriend of Samuel’s father, Dalton Olson, was arrested in Jasper County on Tuesday night after being found at the motel alongside the child’s remains. 

Balboa was located after police were tipped off to her whereabouts, with officers said to have made contact with her when they arrived at the motel, before finding the corpse a shot time later.  


Investigation leads to arrest of Ewing man in connection to man who died after being assaulted, run over by a vehicle

Justin Wilkes, 21, was arrested and charged Tuesday evening with first-degree aggravated manslaughter and third-degree endangering an injured victim. The prosecutor’s office has filed a motion to detain Lopez pending trial.

While enroute, Trenton police dispatch advised that callers had heard two gunshots. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, an unidentified Hispanic male, laying in the street. He was bleeding from the head and had visible tire marks across his torso.

Detectives received witness information that the victim was seen walking in the roadway then observed falling to the ground as a white Honda Civic hit him and drove off in the direction of Beatty Street.

Detectives were able to locate the vehicle and identify the driver as Elber Yuman, 24,

Man plummets 500 feet to his death off mountain, woman falls 30 feet trying to save him – ABC News

The incident happened on Monday, May 31, when a three-person hiking group was making their way along the summit ridge of Mount Russell in California’s Sequoia National Park and a 56-year-old man from San Jose, California, suddenly lost his balance as he was walking, said the National Park Service in a statement.

Another member of the group, a 45-year-old woman from Milpitas, California, made an attempt to rescue him by grabbing the man as he was falling but ended up being pulled down herself.

The third member of the hiking group immediately used a satellite device locator beacon to declare an emergency and managed to call emergency services from his cell phone to report the accident.

EXCLUSIVE: Migrants Resort to Panhandling as Catch and Release Overwhelms West Texas Border Shelters

Breitbart Texas
Breitbart Texas

A Border Patrol union official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, provided photos of a convenience store where migrants are released and congregate as they determine how to reach their intended inland destinations.

Given the fact that local non-governmental organizations’ capacities are already at maximum or are simply unavailable, some migrants are resorting to panhandling the store’s customers.

The union official blames the NTA policy shift. The policy, known as prosecutor discretion, will speed the release of migrants by not issuing NTAs for removal proceedings.

Due to severe overcrowding, the source says Border Patrol agents are now being required to perform mandatory overtime strictly to hasten the release processes.

Follow the science? Researchers drop major ethics rule

The International Society for Stem Cell Research voted May 25 to lift ethical guidelines that prevented professionals from performing controversial types of research, which means that scientists will now be allowed to grow human embryos in a woman’s womb then kill them in the name of research.

Carol Tobias of the National Right to Life Committee says scientists now have permission to experiment on “little human beings,” which begins with creating life only for an experiment.

“The ISSCR has shown an utter disregard for the value and dignity of human life,” said U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) said in a statement.

“Its previous rule allowing scientists to create and experiment on human embryos up to 14 days was already unethical and morally repugnant, but the ISSCR has now removed all restraint, allowing unborn humans at any stage of development to be experimented on, manipulated, and destroyed.”

Video shows California police racing into building to confront mass shooter

The ‘Outnumbered’ panel reacts to bodycam footage of the mass shooting and security footage of a homeless man attacking an officer in San Francisco.

Video shows flag nearly burned, stolen from home of Tempe veteran

Adam Douglas last served in Afghanistan as a captain in 2019. He came back to his Tempe home for Memorial Day weekend, and his flag – gone.

“It really kind of gets to me,” Douglas said.

The doorbell video taken last Wednesday gave proof to what happened. The video starts as a person is seen touching his flag, then walks over to pick up something that Douglas says appears to be a lighter.

Second Capitol riot defendant strikes plea deal

John Minchillo/AP Photo

In a virtual plea hearing before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, prosecutors told Judge Randolph Moss they would drop the four misdemeanor charges against Paul Allard Hodgkins in exchange for the defendant’s guilty plea on the obstruction charge, his only felony count, which carries a statutory maximum penalty of up to 20 years in prison.

On Wednesday, attorneys for both the defense and the prosecution said the guidelines were likely to call for a 15- to 21-month sentence for Hodgkins.

Moss would ultimately be free to impose a shorter or longer sentence, and Hodgkins’ attorney said he would likely argue for less time behind bars for his client.

Although more than 450 people have been charged in relation to the storming of the Capitol, the only other defendant to accept a plea deal was Jon Schaffer, a 52-year-old man from Columbus, Ind.,

Major news outlets start to embrace YouTube alternative Rumble

Creator-focused video sharing platform Rumble’s record growth is starting to attract a growing number of major news brands to its platform.

Digital Trends, KMGH, Newsy, OutKick, Page Six, Reuters, The New York Post, WPTV, and Fox News host Sean Hannity are some of the news outlets and hosts that now regularly post their content to Rumble.

The addition of these news brands and hosts complements Rumble’s existing roster of independent creators which include political commentator and Rumble investor Dan Bongino, comedian Steven Crowder, and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

Rumble has rapidly expanded its platform in 2021 by focusing on “dialog, debate and opinions” and speaking out against YouTube censorship.

Researcher thanked Fauci for downplaying lab leak theory: Report

Former State Department investigator David Asher reacts to leaked emails from Dr. Fauci on ‘America’s Newsroom.’

School Threatens to Sue Mom Who Sought Critical Race Curriculum

She called the principal and was told that they don’t refer to “kids as boys and girls.” “I was also told that they refrain from using gendered terminology in general terms of anti-racism.

Solas said the school district was scheduled to meet about possible legal action over her request. 

California Teachers’ Unions Embrace Anti-Semitic BDS Movement

Randi Weingarten / Getty Images
Randi Weingarten / Getty Images

United Educators of San Francisco late last month became the first teachers’ union to officially endorse the BDS movement, voting in favor of a resolution that also accused Israel of committing “apartheid and war crimes” and called for a halt to all U.S. aid for Israel.

That same day, union leaders for United Teachers Los Angeles passed a resolution expressing their “solidarity with the Palestinian people” with nearly identical demands as the San Francisco teachers.

Teachers’ unions have grown increasingly political over the past year. United Teachers Los Angeles last July published a report claiming that defunding the police and passing Medicare for All were necessary for safely reopening schools.

The American Federation of Teachers last year passed a resolution endorsing the Green New Deal.

Investigation Underway After Fifth-Grade Student Presents Hitler Project In First-Person

(Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
(Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

“My greatest accomplishment was uniting a great mass of German and Austrian people,” the essay reads.

“I rose to power as the leader of the Nazi party, becoming chancellor in 1933 and then assuming the title of Führer and Reichskanzler in 1934.”

“I was pretty great, wasn’t I?” the essay reads, according to the Facebook post.

“I was very popular and many people followed me until I died. My belief in anti-Semitism drove me to kill more than 6 million Jews.”

Birk said the project was ignorant and criticized both the parents for allegedly helping dress their child as Hitler and the child’s teacher for approving “such hatred.”

North Carolina cemetery murder: Second, third teenager taken into custody over slaying of senior citizen

Maria Elizabeth Peña-Echeverria, 18, (left) was charged with murder Saturday. By Tuesday, Johnathan Daniel Villanueva-Galer, 19, (right) had also been charged with murder and police obtained juvenile petitions for a 16-year-old in custody.
Maria Elizabeth Peña-Echeverria, 18, (left) was charged with murder Saturday. By Tuesday, Johnathan Daniel Villanueva-Galer, 19, (right) had also been charged with murder and police obtained juvenile petitions for a 16-year-old in custody. (Raleigh Police Department)

Maria Elizabeth Peña-Echeverria, 18, was first charged Saturday in connection to 69-year-old James Lacy Taylor’s death. Both Taylor and Peña-Echeverria lived at Raleigh addresses, police said. 

Raleigh homicide detectives by Tuesday had charged 19-year-old Johnathan Daniel Villanueva-Galer with murder in connection to Taylor’s death. And juvenile petitions have also been obtained for a 16-year-old who has been taken into custody, Fox News has learned. 

“This was not a random act,” Raleigh police spokeswoman Laura Hourigan told Fox News.

Hourigan declined to provide more details regarding potential motives, adding that she does not have information about Peña-Echeverria’s legal status or if she has any gang affiliation.


Phoenix police Officer Ginarro New, 1 other killed in crash after driver runs red light

The Phoenix Police officer driving the vehicle, Ginarro New, was killed in the crash late Monday evening, May 31, 2021.
The Phoenix Police officer driving the vehicle, Ginarro New, was killed in the crash late Monday evening, May 31, 2021. David Wallace/The Republic

His vehicle was struck when Castro ran a red light at the intersection headed east, Justus said. 

Justus said the force of the crash sent New’s vehicle through a block wall and into a parking lot on the southeast corner of the intersection. The vehicle came to rest on its side.

According to police, preliminary information indicated the speed of the other vehicle was a contributing factor. It was later identified that Castro was also suspected to have been impaired, police said. 

Officer New is survived by his wife, Kristen, his mother, Misty, his brother Marcas, and his grandmother Susan, Phoenix police tweeted. 


Judge Dismisses Planned Parenthood Lawsuit Against Lubbock, Texas Abortion Ban

The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports U.S. District Judge James Wesley Hendrix dismissed the lawsuit, ruling that Planned Parenthood lacks jurisdiction to challenge the Sanctuary for the Unborn ordinance.

The ruling means Lubbock will remain abortion-free. Planned Parenthood, the only abortion facility in the city, stopped aborting unborn babies on Tuesday when the ordinance went into effect.

Lubbock is the largest city in the U.S. – and the first with an abortion facility – to pass an ordinance to protect unborn babies from abortion.

Residents voted overwhelmingly in favor of the ordinance, which bans abortions within city limits and allows private citizens to sue abortionists for violating the ban.

‘Anti-racist’ agenda hits medical field

Author Douglas Murray reacts to Harvard instructors’ calls to give preferential medical treatment based on race.

FNC’s Carlson: ‘Medical Jim Crow Has Come to America’ — New Vaccine Segregation ‘Looks a Lot Like the Old Segregation’

Commentary/Opinion:
Tuesday on FNC’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” host Tucker Carlson slammed the move to distinguish the vaccinated from the unvaccinated in public situations, including sporting events.

Carlson deemed the effort “medical Jim Crow.”

Politics:

Wisconsin Lawmakers Advance Bill to Stop Election Workers From Fixing Mistakes on Ballots

(Andy Manis/Getty Images)
(Photo by Andy Manis/Getty Images)

According to the proposal, Assembly Bill 198, only voters or their witnesses would be able to fix mistakes on ballots—and no one else. Republicans have said that ballot curing, the term used to describe the fixing of errors on ballots, can lead to fraud.

Election clerks must contact the voter or the witness if they made a mistake on their portion of the ballot. Then the voter or the witness would be asked to correct their respective mistakes, according to local media reports.

“Because [absentee voting] is a privilege, there’s got to be some responsibility that the voter has to exercise that privilege,” said state Rep. Donna Rozar, reported The Center Square. “And I think that responsibility is to do it right and legally.”

H.R. 5 a ‘clear and present danger’ to religious freedom: Ken Starr

Earlier this year, the Democrat-led U.S. House of Representatives passed the pro-LGBTQ bill by the narrow margin of 224-206.

The controversial bill – backed by President Joe Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and numerous other Democratic leaders – amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by including “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” in the list of protected classes in education, employment and public places.

Starr – a former federal judge and president of Baylor University from 2010-2016 – warns that the Equality Act (H.R. 5) is at the “very top” of his fears about the erosion of religious freedom in America.

“If enacted, the Equality Act would quash conscientious objections on the part of faith-based individuals,”

The legal expert says that it is not only imperative for laypeople to “speak into the culture effectively,” but for all Americans to be aware of the legal and political battle for religious liberty that is currently being waged against the anti-Christian mandates of the Biden administration.

Greg Abbott TOUGHENS Texas border crossing penalties: ‘They came to the wrong state’

The crisis at the border continues, with the U.S. Border Patrol recently releasing some shocking statistics that illuminate just how bad the situation has become.

But Governor Greg Abbott is doing everything he can to prevent any additional unlawful crossings into Texas.

In fact, he describes to Glenn recent action he has taken to ensure those who do cross into Texas unlawfully know they came to the ‘wrong state.’

The increased penalties include an arrest for EVERY person caught and a criminal trespassing charge. ‘Texas is enforcing the law, period.’

Woke Mob Comes for Abe Lincoln

There is a bill running through Congress to change the motto of the VA. As Robert Wilke, the Former Secretary of the Veteran Affairs says, it is the second attempt to take away Abe Lincoln’s words in the notion of inclusivity and the notion that Lincoln was sexist.

Joe Biden Putting Kamala Harris in Charge of Protecting ‘Voting Rights’

Joe Biden announced this week that he is putting Vice President Harris in charge of protecting voting rights. Biden made this move to reinforce the Democrat narrative that minorities suffer from voter suppression.

It’s all about their efforts to prove a need for their HR1 Bill, which would radically alter the way we conduct elections.

Biden made the announcement during a speech in Tulsa, Okla., where he marked the 100th anniversary of a massacre in which a white mob killed hundreds of Black people and destroyed a thriving community known as Black Wall Street.

Kamala’s plate is getting pretty full. In March, Biden put her in charge of the border crisis. She has not bothered to visit there or do anything.

Dem dark-money group with ties to Chuck Schumer tried to depress Republican turnout, falsely accused GOP candidates of having liberal positions

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

A Democratic dark-money group with ties to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) reportedly paid for deceptive attack ads that aimed to depress Republican voter turnout in the 2018 midterm elections, according to records reviewed by Axios.

Then-Republican Senate candidates Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) as well as then-Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) and now-Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-Mont.) were targeted with attack ads that hit them from the right, falsely accusing them of holding liberal positions on key issues important to conservatives.

The ads were purchased by a nonprofit group called the Coalition for a Safe and Secure America.

Tax records obtained by Axios reporter Lachlan Markay reveal that CSSA received a majority of its funding from Majority Forward, a nonprofit linked to the Senate Majority PAC, a super PAC that works on behalf of Senate Democrats.

“They Do Not Have The Authority”: Ron DeSantis Tears Into CDC Guidelines On Businesses

Yesterday at a press conference, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) slammed the CDC for putting guidelines on businesses, particularly the cruise industry, that he says they have no legal authority to create and enforce.

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs the Florida Leads Budget 6/2/21 at The Garlic in New Smyrna Beach

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs the Florida Leads Budget 6/2/21 at The Garlic in New Smyrna Beach

DeSantis: You can’t be cowed by ‘woke corporations’ from doing the right thing

The NCAA, the sanctioning body for most collegiate athletics, threatened to withdraw events from states that pass laws preventing biological males who identify as transgender females from competing in women’s organized sports.

Recalling his response to the NCAA’s threats, DeSantis made it clear the pressure would not work. “To hell with these events,” DeSantis said.

Exclusive: Conservative Fox Anchor Who Left over Liberalism Will Run for AZ Gov, Speaks to The Western Journal First

On Tuesday, Lake officially declared her candidacy for governor.
On Tuesday, Lake officially declared her candidacy for governor.

Lake was half of the successful prime-time duo “Hook & Lake” for 22 years at Fox News affiliate KSAZ-TV. In March, she left that job behind after more than two decades, explaining that she no longer felt “proud” to work as a member of the media.

She soon expounded upon what led her to leave her anchor job behind in a March interview with The Western Journal.

“Hypocrisy, double-standards, bias, misleading coverage are all commonplace in society and newsrooms,” Lake said when referring to how the establishment media covers stories with a slant that is so often hostile toward patriotic Americans and people of faith.

On Tuesday, Lake officially declared her candidacy for governor in another video posted on social media, announcing a pro-business platform that would put Arizona’s students and workers first while also making border security a priority.

World News:

Iran navy ship sinks in Gulf of Oman;Isaac Herzog Israel’s 11th President-elect TV7 Israel News 02.6

1) Jewish Agency Chairman Isaac Herzog, who formerly headed the Israeli Labor party, has been elected to serve as the Eleventh President of the State of Israel.

2) Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto concludes an official “solidarity” trip to Israel. 3

) Iran’s largest Naval ship, named the Kharg, sank overnight after catching fire in the gulf of Oman.

US troops accidentally raid sunflower oil factory in Bulgaria

Members of 173rd airborne brigade of the US army and prepare to be dropped into Bulgaria on 11 Ma
Members of 173rd airborne brigade of the US army and prepare to be dropped into Bulgaria on 11 May. Photograph: László Balogh/AP

Marin Dimitrov told reporters on Wednesday that he had filed the suit against those responsible for the 11 May incident.

Swift Response 2021 was a US army-led multinational exercise held across Estonia, Bulgaria and Romania and involving more than 7,000 paratroopers from 10 Nato countries.

On 11 May, American soldiers entered and cleared a building next to the airfield that they thought was part of the training area but turned out to be occupied by Bulgarian civilians operating a private business, according to the statement.

“No weapons were fired at any time during the interaction,” the army statement said.

French farmers strip to protest EU policy reform

French organic farmers staged a demonstration in central Paris on Wednesday (June 2), with some stripping half-naked to denounce the reform of the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which they say would strip them bare.

Denmark blocks access to BitChute over “coronavirus misinformation”

Danish Twitter users have blasted the censorship by comparing Denmark to China, describing it as a “totally fascist police state,” and questioning whether the block violates Denmark’s constitution which forbids censorship.

The blocking of BitChute in Denmark follows some ISPs in other countries such as Australia also blocking access to the video-sharing platform.

Big Tech companies have also implemented far-reaching censorship rules against BitChute.

Last year, Twitter blocked all links to the site and then this year, it banned users from posting links to BitChute before eventually lifting the blocks.

Google also banned a third-party app for BitChute from its Play Store – a move that impacted more than 100,000 users of the app.

Chinese blogger Qiu Ziming arrested for questioning official death toll in China-India conflict

38-year-old Chinese blogger Qiu Ziming was sentenced to eight months in prison for contradicting the government’s narrative of the death toll of last year’s clash with India.

China had long denied casualties during the clash, only admitting to four casualties in February (eight months after the clash).

The PLA’s claim was contradicted by India, which claims China has lost at least the same number of soldiers, and potentially double. However, China cannot admit to a high number of casualties as it would damage the image of its army.

The government’s “Wolf Warrior” propaganda portrays its soldiers like the superhuman stars in action movies.

UK reports zero daily Covid deaths for first time since July

Pedestrians, some wearing face coverings due to Covid-19, walk past shops in Hounslow,
Pedestrians, some wearing face coverings due to Covid-19, walk past shops in Hounslow, west London on June 1, 2021. © Justine Tallis, AFP

The last time that no Covid deaths were recorded throughout the United Kingdom was July 30.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock welcomed Tuesday’s milestone as “undoubtedly good news”, saying Britain’s vaccine rollout, which began in December, was “clearly working”.

However, he also sounded a note of caution with coronavirus cases on the rise.

On Tuesday, Britain recorded over 3,000 coronavirus cases for the seventh straight day, putting in doubt plans by Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government to completely lift restrictions on June 21.

Israel finds possible link between Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, myocarditis

Nearly all cases were mild and mostly occurred in young men aged 16 to 19 post-second dose. Illnesses typically required four days of hospitalization.

“There is some probability for a possible link between the second vaccine dose and the onset of myocarditis among young men aged 16 to 30,” the announcement reads.

“This link was found to be stronger among the younger age group, 16 to 19, compared to other age groups.

This link became weaker the older the vaccinated individual is. In most cases, myocarditis took the form of mild illness that passed within a few days.”

Commentary/Opinion:

FAIR Journalism Is Now Labeled “Right Wing”

Journalists don’t know what fair is anymore.

Is Fauci A Fraud? Vince And Jason Debate Dr. Fauci’s Newly Released Emails

Vince and Jason get into the gritty details from newly released emails to Anthony Fauci, which give new insight into what was going through Dr. Fauci’s mind at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Vince Coglianese and Jason Nichols discuss the tough topics on their new political podcast, “Vince and Jason Save The Nation.”