Woman drove 2 chil­dren in pet ken­nels in Ten­nessee

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MEM­PHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Po­lice in Ten­nessee say a woman has been charged with trans­port­ing two young chil­dren in pet ken­nels in­side her ve­hi­cle.

News out­lets re­port 62-year-old Leimome Cheeks was charged with two counts of child en­dan­ger­ment.

Ac­cord­ing to a Mem­phis po­lice af­fi­davit, Cheeks says there was no room in­side her ve­hi­cle Satur­day, so she told the chil­dren ages 7 and 8 to get in­side the ken­nels.

There were no air con­di­tion­ing vents in the back of the ve­hi­cle and the chil­dren told po­lice they be­came hot. Tem­per­a­tures in the area reached about 95 de­grees Fahren­heit (35 de­grees Cel­sius).

Cheeks was be­ing held Sun­day in the Shelby County Jail. Jail records didn’t in­di­cate whether Cheeks has an at­tor­ney who can com­ment on the charges.

▶FOX NEWS HOST SORRY FOR CALL­ING TRUMP, KIM ‘TWO DIC­TA­TORS’:

NEW YORK (AP) — A Fox News host has ac­ci­den­tally re­ferred to the highly an­tic­i­pated sum­mit be­tween Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a meet­ing of “two dic­ta­tors.”

“Fox & Friends” co-host Abby Hunts­man made the com­ment on Sun­day as TV footage showed the Repub­li­can pres­i­dent land­ing in Sin­ga­pore for a sum­mit with Kim on Tues­day. Guest and for­mer White House com­mu­ni­ca­tions di­rec­tor An­thony Scara­mucci didn’t catch it.

But the daugh­ter of U.S. Am­bas­sador to Rus­sia Jon Hunts­man later apol­o­gized on air for what she had said. Her gaffe still took off on Twit­ter.

The two lead­ers ar­rived in Sin­ga­pore on Sun­day for their talks, which ini­tially were billed as an ef­fort to rid North Korea of its nu­clear weapons. The meet­ing has been down­played by Trump in re­cent days.

▶AFTER VANDALISM, CLEANED AN­DREW JACK­SON TOMB UN­VEILED:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A cer­e­mony has been held in Ten­nessee to un­veil the re­stored tomb of Pres­i­dent An­drew Jack­son, six weeks after pro­fan­i­ties were painted on it.

Of­fi­cials posted on The Her­mitage’s Face­book page the cleaned tomb was pre­sented to the pub­lic Sun­day in Nashville.

An­drew Jack­son Foun­da­tion CEO Howard Kit­tell said in April that some­one marred the stone cov­ers of the graves of Jack­son and his wife, Rachel, with black and red paint. He said the word “killer” was writ­ten, along with pro­fan­i­ties. An­ar­chist sym­bols were drawn at the site.

Jack­son served as pres­i­dent from 1829 to 1837. He was beloved as a man of the peo­ple but also over­saw the forced re­moval of Na­tive Amer­i­cans from the south­east­ern U.S.

Jack­son was buried at his home on June 10, 1845.

▶HOME­OWNER’S AS­SO­CI­A­TION IS­SUED GA­TOR WARN­ING BE­FORE AT­TACK:

DAVIE, Fla. ( AP) — Two days be­fore a South Florida woman was fa­tally at­tacked by an al­li­ga­tor, an emailed warn­ing about a tres­pass­ing ga­tor was sent out to home­own­ers in the wa­ter­front com­mu­nity where she lived.

The Sun Sen­tinel of South Florida re­ported Sun­day it was un­known if Shizuka Mat­suki ever got the warn­ing.

The email from the Isla de Sol Home­own­ers As­so­ci­a­tion in Plan­ta­tion, Florida, no­ti­fied res­i­dents that an al­li­ga­tor had been trapped at a res­i­dent’s front door. It warned res­i­dents to be mind­ful that ga­tors, snakes and other wildlife lived in the area.

Mat­suki’s body was found Fri­day in a lake in Davie, Florida, hours after she had gone miss­ing.

A wit­ness told au­thor­i­ties he saw the woman walk­ing two dogs and then no­ticed the dogs alone, bark­ing near the wa­ter.

▶AC­TOR JACK­SON ODELL DEAD AT 20; CORO­NER IN­VES­TI­GAT­ING CAUSE:

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County coro­ner is in­ves­ti­gat­ing the death of ac­tor Jack­son Odell.

Lt. Rudy Molano said Sun­day that the 20-year-old was found un­re­spon­sive Fri­day at his home in the Los Angeles sub­urb of Tarzana.

Odell was in the 2011 film “Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Sum­mer” and had a re­cur­ring role in the ABC sit­com “The Gold­bergs” as Ari Cald­well. He also ap­peared in episodes of “Mod­ern Fam­ily” and “Ar­rested De­vel­op­ment.”

Odell was also a singer-song­writer who had sev­eral song­writ­ing cred­its on the sound­track of the film “For­ever My Girl,” which came out ear­lier this year.

Molano said an au­topsy should be com­pleted within the next cou­ple days.

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