A woman who poured iced coffee over a counter at a New York convenience store -- next to a “Make them smile” sign -- has local authorities grimacing as they try to find her, WNBC reported.
The Aug. 30 incident at a 7-Eleven store in Mastic occurred after the woman became angry about the price of the medium-sized drink, the television station reported. The woman, who was talking on her cellphone, argued with the clerk for a few moments before splashing the drink on the counter.
She then left the store and drove away in a black GMC Yukon with New Jersey plates, police in the Long Island city said.
The incident led to $200 worth of cigarettes being damaged, WNBC reported.
A Pennsylvania mother faces a homicide charge after police accused her of poisoning her 2-year-old son by putting Vicodin in the boy’s sippy cup, the Bucks County Courier Times reported.
Jennifer A. Clarey, 42, of Tullytown, was charged Tuesday with a count of criminal homicide in the Aug. 25 death of her son, Mazikeen Curtis.
Tullytown police responded to a home around 10:30 p.m. Aug. 25 after Bucks County Children and Youth Services told police that Clarey appeared intoxicated and was not cooperating during a welfare check, the Courier Times reported. Police found Mazikeen lying dead on a bed, WTHR reported. Clarey was found on the bed with “significant lacerations” to both wrists, according to the criminal complaint.
Authorities said the child overdosed after Clarey put the painkiller in his cup, the television station reported. Toxicology tests found toxic doses of hydrocodone, sold as Vicodin, and diphenhydramine, which is sold over the counter as Children's Benadryl.
“He was given a fatal, poisonous dose of the active ingredient we commonly call Vicodin,” District Attorney Matthew Weintraub said. “Plain and simple this was a murder, and the weapon was the pills that came from this bottle.”
Clarey was arraigned Tuesday and was ordered held without bond.
A teenage girl stabbed one of her classmates Thursday morning on a school bus bound for Gibbs High School in St. Petersburg, according to police.
Authorities said the injured girl was in stable condition after the attack. No other injuries were reported.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, the victim, a 15-year-old girl, was stabbed in the back during a fight. Authorities told the newspaper a suspect was in custody after the incident.
More than two dozen other students from Gibbs High School were on the bus at the time of the stabbing, Bay News 9 reported.
Authorities continue to investigate.
Want to experience the great outdoors this weekend? You're in luck: Hundreds of parks across the country are offering free admission Saturday, Sept. 22, for National Public Lands Day.
According to the National Park Service, the event, held each year on September's fourth Saturday, "celebrates the connection between people and green space in their community, inspires environmental stewardship, and encourages use of open space for education, recreation and general health." The event is marking its 25th anniversary this year.
Although participating parks will waive admission fees Saturday, they may still charge for concessions, camping, tours or other services, KGUN reported.
Several parks also will be holding volunteer projects. If you'd like to participate, "you will receive a fee-free day coupon to be used on a future date," the National Park Service said.
Park-goers are encouraged to share photos on social media with the hashtags #NPLD, #FindYourPark and #NPSVolunteer.
Thursday is National Pepperoni Pizza day, according to the folks who decide what “national day” it is, and that’s a good thing.
It’s a good thing because you can score a deal on the most popular type of pizza sold in the United States. More than one-third of all pizza orders include pepperoni as a topping, and we eat around 251,770,000 pounds of pepperoni every year, according to the National Association of Pizza Operators.
If you are craving a slice today, here are a few deals you may want to consider.
(Note: Not every restaurant in a chain may be honoring the deals, so be sure to check with local restaurants to confirm which deals are available before you go. Most offers are dine-in only and can’t be used with any other discount or coupons. Prices may vary with location.)
Domino’s: Get a large two-topping carryout pizza for $5.99 each through Sunday.
Papa John's: Use PAPATRACK and get 25 percent off a regular-priced pepperoni (or any other type) pizza.
Papa Murphy's: You can get a free Signature Pepperoni Pizza using the promo code FREEPEP. You must order another pizza online to get the free pepperoni pizza deal.
Pizza Hut: Buy any large pizza Thursday and get one medium pepperoni pizza for $1 if you use the promo code PEPPERONI2018.
PT’s Taverns: Get a classic pepperoni flatbread for $8 on Thursday.
Round Table Pizza: Get 20 percent off a large or extra-large pepperoni pizza when you use the code PEPP. The offer runs through Tuesday.
Urban Bricks: Get an Urban Classic Pepperoni Pizza for $4 on Thursday.
YNot Italian: Get 20 percent off any pizza to celebrate National Pepperoni Pizza Day. Mention the code NPPE18 when ordering.
Smithsonian magazine would like you to be their guest at a museum this weekend.
Museum Day is an annual “celebration of boundless curiosity,” according to Smithsonian.com. The organization will provide free admission for two people at nearly 1,500 museums across the country on Saturday, Sept. 22.
For more information about Smithsonian magazine Museum Day, click here.
Here are the latest updates:
Update 3:53 a.m. EDT Sept. 20: According to WCAU, authorities found Bruce Rogal, 59, of Glenmoore, dead early Thursday after his car crashed in the West Bradford Township neighborhood where his ex-wife lived.
Authorities have not said what caused his death.
Original report: The manhunt has ended for a Pennsylvania man who authorities believe killed both of his parents at a retirement community Wednesday evening after shooting at his ex-wife in her driveway, multiple media outlets are reporting.
Accoroding to WPVI-TV, Rogal drove by his ex-wife's West Bradford Township home about 5:45 p.m. while she was changing her car's oil and opened fire, hitting several houses but missing her, Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan said Wednesday night.
He then drove to the Bellingham Senior Living Center in East Goshen Township, where he shot and killed his parents, William and Nancy, about 6:15 p.m., Hogan said. He reportedly fled the scene.
Earlier Wednesday, Rogal had learned that his divorce was official.
"He received an order making his divorce final and awarding the home to his now ex-wife," Hogan said, according to KYW-TV. "That appears to be what set him off."
We’ve heard this song before, but it seems genuine that KISS’ upcoming “End of the Road World Tour” will be exactly that.
The band announced the decision to pack up the pyro after a performance on Wednesday’s finale of “America’s Got Talent.”
"All that we have built and all that we have conquered over the past four decades could never have happened without the millions of people worldwide who've filled clubs, arenas and stadiums over those years. This will be the ultimate celebration for those who've seen us and a last chance for those who haven't. KISS Army, we're saying goodbye on our final tour with our biggest show yet and we'll go out the same way we came in... Unapologetic and Unstoppable," the band said in a statement.
KISS hasn’t yet announced dates for this final run, but will update fans in the next few weeks on www.kissonline.com.
In 2000-01, KISS embarked on “The Farewell Tour,” which, in fairness, turned out to be the final tour with the original lineup of Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss and Ace Frehley. But the band returned in 2003 for a co-headlining tour with Aerosmith and has remained steady road warriors.
The band’s current members are Stanley, Simmons, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer.
Andre Davis said he was working at Captain D's in Charlotte, North Carolina, when a 17-year-old girl ran inside.
Police said 25-year-old Patrick McManus has been arrested after he reportedly forced the teenage girl into his car and assaulted her.
McManus is charged with kidnapping and human trafficking.
“He was following her, and my manager told him, ‘No, you're not allowed in the girls’ bathroom,’” Davis said. “Everybody was panicking. They didn't know if he had a gun. Like, it was crazy in here."
Police said they were called to a motel on Reagan Drive around 4:50 p.m. Friday for a report of a 17-year-old who had been assaulted and kidnapped. Officers said the victim and suspect left before they arrived.
Officers were then called to the Captain D’s around 5:38 p.m. The 911 caller said a woman who had been kidnapped was inside the restaurant.
Police said officers located the victim and McManus, who was arrested on the scene.
"The manager grabbed cleaning supplies to act like she was cleaning the bathroom the whole time when I was on the phone with police," Davis said.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Human Trafficking Unit was brought in to investigate and found the 17-year-old victim had known McManus for less than a week.
Police said the girl told them she was staying at the nearby Royal Inn, where McManus was also staying.
Court documents show the teen said McManus told her he loved her, but he was physically abusive and forced her into prostitution so he could buy drugs.
“That's crazy,” Davis said. "At a young age, that's real, that's real bad."
The girl told detectives that McManus demanded she work as a prostitute to earn him money. She said when she refused, he threatened and assaulted her.
She told police she lied to McManus and tried to hide, but he found her, choked her and forced her into his car while he was holding a Taser.
The victim was taken to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
"Nobody would want that to happen to their kid,” Davis said.
Detectives said the teen put up a fight for more than 2 miles and attempted to jump out of the moving car.
"About a minute after I got off the phone, the police (were) here,” Davis said.
Police said McManus was being taken to the Mecklenburg County Jail after his interview when he was able to move his handcuffed hands to the front of his body and assault the officer who was driving.
Police said he spit on two officers that responded and kicked the patrol car door.
McManus was eventually restrained. Police said McManus had minor injuries after the incident and was taken to Novant Health for evaluation.
McManus is charged with kidnapping, human trafficking, assault on a female, assault by strangulation, assault on a government official, damage to property, two counts of malicious conduct by a prisoner, resisting and promoting prostitution. He is in jail on a $120,000 bond.
Police are asking anyone who has information about this case or suspect to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.
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