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  1. FLORIDA Published 1 day ago Family dog protects boy, 3, lost in Florida woods until police arrived By Danielle Wallace | Fox News Fox News Flash top headlines for Feb. 19 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Little man’s best friend. A family dog in Florida has been hailed as a very good boy after he followed a 3-year-old -- who accidentally wandered into the woods and got lost Tuesday -- and protected the child until they were found by police. A woman in Suwannee County, located about 150 miles south of the Georgia border, called 9-1-1 Tuesday and told dispatchers her 3-year-old son was playing outside with his siblings and wandered away, the sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post. The family’s dog, Buddy, was also missing, she told the dispatcher. Suwannee County Sheriff's Office patrol deputies and investigators responded to the home and began to look for the child. Suwannee Correctional Institution K9 units were also called in to aid in the search. As the search was underway, a nearby neighbor called 9-1-1 to report he had found a small child and a dog in the woods by his house. The man told the dispatcher the dog wouldn’t let him approach the boy. “Fortunately, we were able to reunite the child with his mother, thanks in part to 'man's best friend' and an alert neighbor,” Suwannee County Sheriff's Office said in its Facebook post. The office used the hashtags “give that dog a bone,” “man’s best friend,” and “Lassi ain’t got nothing on Buddy.” SEE VIDEO REPORT, FACEBOOK POST ; https://www.foxnews.com/us/florida-family-dog-protects-boy-3-woods
  2. DuBois Man Pleads Guilty in Assault Cases Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2020 by Jessica Shirey in Crime, Local News, Top Stories CLEARFIELD – A DuBois man accused of strangling a woman two times on the same day pleaded guilty to lesser charges Wednesday in Clearfield County Court. Matthew Shane Gallahan, 34, was originally charged by Sandy Township police in two, separate cases with felony strangulation and misdemeanor simple assault. Gallahan agreed to enter a guilty plea to one count of simple assault in each case before Judge Paul E. Cherry. Per the agreement, he’ll receive a minimum sentence of two years of incarceration with his maximum to be determined by the court. Cherry accepted the plea cancelling the two-day jury trial that was scheduled to begin Wednesday and dismissing the jury panel. Cherry ordered for the Probation Department to conduct a pre-sentencing investigation and for Gallahan to be scheduled for sentencing within 60 days. According to the affidavit of probable cause filed with the office of Magisterial District Judge Pat Ford, the first assault occurred around 1 a.m. July 28, at a Sandy Township residence. When police spoke with the victim at the scene, she said that Gallahan was high on methamphetamine and had struck her several times. She said they’d argued throughout the day, but it turned physical right before she called for help. She also said she tried to leave, but that Gallahan would not let her. She said he started to slap her in the face, then walked up behind her and placed her in chokehold. She told police she was unable to breathe and went unconscious. After he let go and she became conscious again, she said he retrieved a large butcher knife from the kitchen. When he started to walk towards her, she ran upstairs, she told police. She said he put the knife down after he heard her on the phone with 911, and fled from the residence. Police conducted a search of the area but didn’t locate Gallahan. The second assault occurred later on that same morning when Gallahan wrapped his arm around her neck and choked her, the victim told police. She said she was able to get into her car and lock the doors. She said that Gallahan proceeded to punch in the window, which made her start the car and leave. Gallahan is being held at the Clearfield County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail in the first case and $5,000 for the second case. https://gantdaily.com/2020/02/20/dubois-man-pleads-guilty-in-assault-cases/
  3. NFL player Greg Robinson arrested for allegedly possessing 157 pounds of marijuana at U.S.-Mexico border BY TYLER SULLIVAN AND JORDAN DAJANI FEBRUARY 20, 2020 / 11:22 AM / CBS SPORTS NFL offensive tackle Greg Robinson and free agent wide receiver Quan Bray were arrested at the Sierra Blanca border checkpoint near the United States and Mexico border this week, according to an official statement from the Department of Justice in the Western District of Texas. The statement alleges Robinson and Bray were in possession of about 157 pounds of marijuana, which was stored inside several large duffle bags in the rear cargo area of a vehicle they were driving. TMZ was first to report this story. According to the statement, on Monday evening, the defendants approached the Sierra Blanca Checkpoint Station, where a U.S. Border Patrol canine unit alerted on their vehicle. A subsequent inspection revealed the presence of approximately 157 pounds of marijuana. Both were charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Offensive tackle Greg Robinson of the Cleveland Browns is seen on the bench during a game against the Arizona Cardinals on December 15, 2019, in Glendale, Arizona.CHRISTIAN PETERSEN/GETTY IMAGES The 27-year-old Robinson is set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason after spending the past two seasons with the Cleveland Browns. According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, the Browns had no intention of re-signing Robinson, so his next step in the NFL is a bit uncertain. Robinson entered the league as the No. 2 overall pick of the then-St. Louis Rams after a stellar all-SEC career at Auburn. While he came into the NFL as a highly touted prospect, he never panned out for the Rams, who eventually traded him to the Detroit Lions in 2017 for a sixth-round draft choice. Injuries derailed his time with the Lions and Robinson eventually found his way to Cleveland. He started in 22 of his 31 games played for the Browns, but the offensive tackle wasn't particularly as dominant as many had hoped when he first stepped into the NFL. That poor play on the field coupled with this arrest down by the border likely won't do him any favors landing a new gig somewhere in the NFL when free agency opens in mid-March. That said, where he plays football in 2020 is likely the least of his worries at the moment. Robinson's alleged partner, Bray, played football at Auburn and bounced around the NFL with three different teams before short stints in the Alliance of American Football as well as the Canadian Football League. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/nfl-player-greg-robinson-arrested-for-allegedly-possessing-157-pounds-of-marijuana-at-us-mexico-border/
  4. Coroner called to scene of tractor-trailer crash along General Potter Highway: 911 by WJAC Staff Thursday, February 20th 2020 AA Coroner called to scene of tractor-trailer crash along General Potter Highway: 911 (WJAC) UPDATE #3 Officials say the scene has been cleared. UPDATE #2 The coroner has been called to the scene, according to Centre County dispatch. UPDATE: POTTER TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WJAC) — PennDOT also confirmed that the crash involves a tractor-trailer and added that delays should be expected for several hours. This crash may also affect PennDOT's schedule to set beams for the Potter Mills Gap project, officials added. PennDOT is warning drivers that they may want to seek alternative routes to avoid the delays. ------------------------------------------- ORIGINAL: State police in Rockview say troopers are on the scene of a vehicle crash involving a tractor-trailer. State police say the crash happened at 3000 General Potter Highway in Potter Township. They say the highway is reduced to one lane. Stay with 6 News for further updates. SEE VIDEO REPORT ; https://wjactv.com/news/local/vehicle-crash-on-general-potter-highway
  5. Four members of Massachusetts family killed in crash while on Disney vacation By Yaron Steinbuch February 20, 2020 | 11:41am Enlarge Image Julie Fay Smith (left), Jackson Smith and Scarlett Smith are among four victims of a car crash.Facebook Four members of a Massachusetts family — including a 5-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy — were killed when their van was rear-ended by a pickup truck near Walt Disney World in Florida, according to reports. The family of eight from Whitman was traveling just south of Disney World near Celebration when the rental van was slammed by the truck at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, sending it onto its side and into two other vehicles, NBC Boston reported. Scarlett Smith, 5, her mom, Julie Smith, 41, and the girl’s grandmother Josephine Fay, 76, were killed at the scene, police said. Jackson Smith, 11, succumbed to his injuries at a hospital Wednesday. The 5-year-old’s twin, Skyler, 10-year-old sibling Shalie, their dad, Shane, 43, and their grandfather William Fay, 76, suffered non-life-threatening injuries. “We believe everybody was belted, but the father who was driving,” Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Kim Montes said, according to clickorlando.com. “I think everybody is just in shock any time kids are involved,” she said. “The troopers that called me and told me about it were very upset because kids were involved.” Charges were pending against the pickup truck’s driver, Lucas Dos Reis Laurindo, 26, of Kissimmee, police said, adding that he did not seem to be impaired and voluntarily provided a blood sample, clickorlando.com reported. Enlarge Image Josephine Fay (right) was also killed in the accident.Facebook On Wednesday night, residents in the tragic family’s neighborhood in Whitman lit candles in memory of the victims. “It’s very hard to comprehend. Our hearts are absolutely broken,” Sheila Howard told WCVB. “It’s just a sad thing to think about. I had just seen the kids, you know, and you have that vision of them playing in the yard.” Enlarge Image Osceola County Fire Rescue and EMS at the scene of the accident that killed fourOsceola County Fire Rescue and E The twins’ preschool teacher told the news outlet that the girls had been eagerly anticipating their trip to Florida. “The girls were very excited about going. They couldn’t wait,” Darlene Staples told WCVB. “They were a wonderful family. They did a lot of trips together. “Our hearts are absolutely broken. We’re just trying to get through (the day).” FILED UNDER CAR ACCIDENTS , DEATHS , DISNEY WORLD , FLORIDA https://nypost.com/2020/02/20/four-members-of-massachusetts-family-killed-in-crash-while-on-disney-vacation/
  6. jaman - They are trying to make that legal in Alabama. Would that be open carry or concealed
  7. Reported accident (rollover) in area of 92.8 mm Westbound on I-80. Time 11:40 AM. St.4 and ambulance to respond. Use caution in the area, Reported black ice in area.
  8. 100 Most Popular Rock Bands of All Time Evan Comen, John Harrington and Charles Stockdale 16 hrs ago Full screen 1/101 SLIDES © Fin Costello / Getty Images Combining elements of rhythm and blues, country, jazz, and gospel, rock music has had a strong cultural impact throughout America and the world since its early inception in the 1940s and 1950s. In the three-quarters of a century that has followed, a number of bands have left an indelible stamp on the art form, captivating millions and pushing the genre to new and unforeseen heights in the process. Using data from Spotify, Facebook, Ranker, and the Billboard 200 albums chart, 24/7 Tempo determined the 100 most popular rock bands of all time. The bands on this list represent many different eras and movements in rock music, from British invasion bands like The Rolling Stones to arena rock acts like Guns N’ Roses to more recent experimental groups like Radiohead. For more on trends in recent music, see the most popular bands of the last 10 years. While solo artists like Prince, David Bowie, and Elvis certainly belong in any conversation about rock’s greatest figures, this list only considers rock bands. For more on solo performers, see the most famous musician born the year you were born. SEE SLIDES ; https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/gallery/100-most-popular-rock-bands-of-all-time/ss-BB10aSif?li=BBnb7Kz#image=3
  9. Oklahoma couple arrested for child neglect after 11-year-old eats pot brownie by Ethan Hutchins, KTUL staff Thursday, February 20th 2020 AA Claremore police have arrested a couple accused of child neglect after investigators say an 11-year-old ate a pot brownie. (KTUL) CLAREMORE, Okla., (KTUL) -- Claremore, Oklahoma, police have arrested a couple accused of child neglect after investigators say an 11-year-old ate a pot brownie. Police say the child then showed up to school under the influence. It's a growing trend in Oklahoma. Children getting exposed to edible medical marijuana ever since it became legal last year. "Whenever you talk about edibles the THC quality is extremely high," said Officer Brian Burnett. The most recent case happened last week in Claremore. The first of what officer Brian Burnett believes could be many more cases. "I am concerned that that could happen more often," said Burnett. Court documents state that the child attends Claremore Public Schools and had reportedly told a fellow student that she had eaten a pot brownie before school. Those documents say counselors noticed something was different about the student. "It's very dangerous for someone of that age to access that," said Burnett. A danger to children in Oklahoma that doctors have seen grow since legalization. "There has been three times as much exposure to medical marijuana in children of all ages," said Dr. Allison Sajan. Dr. Allison Sajan is a pediatrician in south Tulsa. She says higher levels of THC found in edibles can cause serious issues for children. "Their nervous system can slow down to the point that they stop breathing and they go into a coma," said Sajan. In the case in Claremore, court documents say the two arrested, admitted to growing marijuana in the house." The child told police she sometimes helps water the plants and has access to marijuana muffins and brownies. "It's their obligation to protect that child and in this case, they didn't," said Burnett. Police say both have medical marijuana licenses and both have been charged with child neglect. Doctors say if you do use medical marijuana make sure you store it in a childproof container away from their reach at all times. SEE VIDEO REPORT ; https://wjactv.com/news/nation-world/oklahoma-couple-arrested-for-child-neglect-after-11-year-old-eats-pot-brownie
  10. US - 322 LAST UPDATED: 02/20/2020 08:24:13 am COUNTY: Centre County MUNICIPALITY: POTTER TOWNSHIP DESCRIPTION: Crash on US 322 both directions between SR 0144 SH and BLOOM RD. There is a lane restriction.
  11. Tractor-trailer crash reported along General Potter Highway, PennDOT says to expect delays by WJAC Staff Thursday, February 20th 2020 AA Tractor-trailer crash along General Potter Highway (MGN) UPDATE: POTTER TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WJAC) — PennDOT also confirmed that the crash involves a tractor-trailer and added that delays should be expected for several hours. This crash may also affect PennDOT's schedule to set beams for the Potter Mills Gap project, officials added. PennDOT is warning drivers that they may want to seek alternative routes to avoid the delays. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ORIGINAL: State police in Rockview say troopers are on the scene of a vehicle crash involving a tractor-trailer. State police say the crash happened at 3000 General Potter Highway in Potter Township. They say the highway is reduced to one lane. Stay with 6 News for further updates.
  12. RENTS Crossing guard, 88, killed saving two young children from approaching car, school says Bob Nill is being hailed a hero for saving a 7-year-old and 11-year-old on their way to Christ The King Catholic School in Kansas City, Kansas. Feb. 19, 2020, 5:21 PM EST / Source: NBC News By Minyvonne Burke A beloved school crossing guard in Kansas died after he was hit by a car while saving two young children, the school said in a Facebook post. Bob Nill, 88, was helping children cross the street just before 8 a.m. Tuesday near Christ The King Catholic School in Kansas City when he saw a car approaching. Nill stopped two children from stepping off the sidewalk so they would not be hit by the vehicle. A crossing guard was struck and killed while directing traffic outside a school in Kansas City, Kansas, on Feb. 18, 2020.KSHB / KSHB Nill was then struck by the vehicle. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition where he later died. "All the children of the school are safe and we prayed a rosary immediately as a school for Mr. Nill," the school said in its Facebook post. In a second post, the school called Nill a "hero" for saving the two children. "He stopped two of our students from crossing the road as the car approached," it read, adding in a third post: "Thank you for protecting the children of CTK!" Nill joined the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas, as a crossing guard in 2015 after retiring from a previous job, spokesman said Dave Reno said. The Unified Government said in a press release that it was "deeply saddened" over his death. "Unified Government staff extends their heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the employee's family, friends and all those affected by this tragedy," a statement read. Cathy Fithian, principal of Christ The King Catholic School, told NBC affiliate KSHB in Kansas City, Missouri, that she thinks things would have turned tragic for her two students, a 7-year-old and 11-year-old, if Nill had not stepped in. "... we are thankful, we feel very blessed to have had him in our lives for five years," she said. "We just pray for his family at this time." Kansas City Mayor David Alvey thanked Nill. "I offer our deepest sympathies to the family of Mr. Nill. To Mr. Nill, our heartfelt gratitude for your selfless act in protecting our children," he said in a statement. Police said the driver of the car was taken to the hospital for injuries. Authorities told KSHB that the driver is cooperating with an investigation into the collision. https://www.today.com/parents/crossing-guard-88-killed-saving-two-young-children-approaching-car-t174313
  13. NEWS Contigo announces second recall of nearly 6 million kids water bottles The spout on the water bottle's lid can detach and pose a choking risk to children. Jan. 1, 1970, 12:00 AM EST / Source: TODAY By Alyssa Newcomb Contigo announced a second recall of 5.7 million children's water bottles after the replacement lid issued during the first recall was found to present a choking hazard to children, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The water bottle company received 427 reports of the replacement lid spout detaching, with reports of 27 spouts, which present a choking hazard, found in children's mouths, the bulletin from CPSC said. The affected bottles have a black spout base and black spout cover, according to the warning. Contigo recalls kids water bottles over choking concern AUG. 28, 201900:31 As a precaution, officials recommend that parents stop using the recalled water bottles and replacement lids immediately. "Consumers who received replacement lids in the previous recall should contact Contigo for the new water bottle," the warning said. The impacted bottles were sold at big-box retailers — such as Costco, Walmart, Target, as well as online — from April 2018 through Feb. 7, 2020 for between $9 and $24. Parents should contact Contigo toll-free at 888-262-0622 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.gocontigo.com/recall or www.gocontigo.com for a replacement. The initial recall was announced last August for a similar issue. The black spout on the replacement lid of the water bottle has still been reported as a choking hazard.cpsc.gov At the time, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the water bottle's clear silicone spout can detach, posing a choking hazard to children. Approximately 5.7 million bottles were recalled in the United States. An additional 157,000 bottles in Canada and 28,000 bottles in Mexico were also included in the recall. According to the commission, Contigo initially received 149 reports of the spout detaching from the lid before the first recall. Eighteen of those reports included spouts being found in children's mouths, but no injuries or fatalities were reported. SEE VIDEO REPORT ; https://www.today.com/news/contigo-announces-second-recall-nearly-6-million-kids-water-bottles-t174312
  14. NASCAR Published 13 hours ago Last Update 12 hours ago Ryan Newman walks out of hospital days after horrific Daytona 500 crash By Ryan Gaydos | Fox News NASCAR driver Ryan Newman leaves hospital in Florida following Daytona 500 wreck Newman crashed on the final lap of the Daytona 500. Ryan Newman walked out of a hospital Wednesday just days after being injured in a serious crash at the Daytona 500. A picture showed Newman leaving Halifax Medical Center holding the hands of his two children. His estranged wife, Krissie Newman, subsequently released video of the moment he walked out. Roush Fenway Racing said earlier in the day that Newman was up and walking around in the hospital. The race team posted a photo of Newman in a hospital gown posing with his daughters. NASCAR DRIVER COREY LAJOIE DESCRIBES 'WORST-CASE SCENARIO' CRASH THAT INJURED RYAN NEWMAN “The veteran driver is fully alert and walking around Halifax Medical Center. True to his jovial nature, he has also been joking around with staff, friends and family while spending time playing with his two daughters," the team wrote in a statement posted to Twitter. RYAN NEWMAN CRASH: HOW IT HAPPENED Newman was injured Monday night when he crashed on the final lap of “The Great American Race.” He received contact from Ryan Blaney down the tri-oval and was sent spinning into the wall. His vehicle went airborne and was hit by Corey LaJoie in the driver's side door. The car landed on the roof and briefly caught fire before paramedics and emergency personnel came to get Newman out of the wrecked vehicle. It wasn’t clear what injuries Newman suffered in the crash. Roush Fenway has not said who will drive the No. 6 car for this weekend’s race in Las Vegas. It is not the first time Newman had been involved in a serious crash in Daytona. RYAN NEWMAN: WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THE NASCAR STAR He was involved in a crash at the racetrack in 2003. His car flipped several times on the infield grass before coming to a full stop on its roof. He walked away without injuries from that wreck. SEE VIDEO REPORT ; https://www.foxnews.com/auto/ryan-newman-walks-hospital-daytona-500-crash
  15. From Las Vegas Motor Speedway ---- GANDER OUTDOOR TRUCK RACE -- Friday (Feb.21) at 9 PM on FS1. ------ XFINITY RACE -- Saturday (Feb.22) at 3:30 PM on FS1. ----- MONSTER ENERGY CUP RACE -- Sunday (Feb,23) at 3:30 PM on FOX.
  16. Danville parents sentenced to 20 years after infant daughter dies of heroin, cocaine overdose NEWS by: WFXRtv.com Digital Desk Posted: Feb 18, 2020 / 12:24 PM EST / Updated: Feb 18, 2020 / 12:24 PM EST DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — A mother and father in Danville were each sentenced to 20 years in prison on Wednesday after pleading guilty to the fatal drug overdose of their infant daughter in November 2018. The Danville Police Department dispatched officers to Maple Grove Avenue in November 2018 for an unresponsive infant. Upon arriving, officers reportedly found Eugene Drewey Chandler, Jr. holding his two-month-old daughter, Marleigh Chandler. Officers attempted CPR before transporting Marleigh to SOVAH Health, but she passed away at the hospital due to “acute heroin and cocaine intoxication in a setting of co-sleeping,” according to autopsy results. Chandler, 27, and Shaleigh Marie Brumfield, 26, were both indicted by a grand jury for felony homicide and child abuse and neglect on June 24, 2019 and arrested on June 25, 2019, seven months after baby Marleigh’s death. Danville Police say there were no obvious signs of trauma, which meant they had to wait on the toxicology results in order to determine Marleigh’s cause of death. “Those results, it’s not like television. They take time,” Lieutenant Richard Chivvis told WFXR after the couple’s arrests in June 2019. “It’s a lot of work with the autopsy with the medical examiner and then after that’s done, a lot of work with the commonwealth attorney’s office for them to ultimately determine a charging decision.” (Photos: Courtesy Danville Police Department) On Wednesday, Feb. 12, Chandler and Brumfield pleaded guilty to second degree murder, child abuse and neglect, and two counts of distribution of Schedule I or Schedule II drugs, court officials say. According to online records for Danville Circuit Court, the parents were each sentenced to 30 years with 14 suspended for the murder charge, 10 years with eight suspended for the child abuse charge, and 20 years with 18 suspended for the two counts of drug charges. In total, Chandler and Brumfield will reportedly spend 20 years in jail and five years under supervised probation after their release. SEE VIDEO REPORT ; https://www.wearecentralpa.com/news/danville-parents-sentenced-to-20-years-after-infant-daughter-dies-of-heroin-cocaine-overdose/
  17. I stop at all stop signs except when they say right turn dose not need to stop. Also when leaving town I use my Left turn signal and down at the 5 way intersection. Even with left turn signal on by Harley shop had a woman pull out of First St. 1 day had to slam on brakes to avoid hitting her. I put turn signal after I have past the entrance to Harley shop.
  18. Police chief stripped of duties disrobes, walks into storm in underwear by Associated Press Wednesday, February 19th 2020 AA Generic photo of police officer's uniform (Photo: Derek Seifert / U.S. Air Force via MGN O CROYDON, N.H. (AP) — The police chief in a New Hampshire town took it literally when he was stripped of his duties at a local board meeting, disrobing to his underwear and walking out into a snowstorm. Richard Lee has been chief in the small town of Croydon for 20 years. On Tuesday night, the three-member selectboard voted to eliminate the one-man department and move to 100% coverage by the New Hampshire State Police. Lee, who was at the meeting, was told to turn in the key to his cruiser, his guns and his uniform — immediately. He went into an office he shared with town officials and took off his clothes before the board chairman. Lee said that if he had left with his gear, he didn't want to face the possibility of being arrested. As he took off his clothes, he said, the chairman said he didn't have to do that, but Lee said those were the orders. Lee said he is discussing what happened with his attorney. Phone messages were left seeking comment from Chairman Russell Edwards and the two other selectmen, Ian Underwood and Joseph Marko. https://wjactv.com/news/offbeat/police-chief-stripped-of-duties-disrobes-walks-into-storm-in-underwear
  19. A man who drove a school bus for 55 years will be laid to rest in a school bus casket Share Updated: 4:54 PM EST Feb 19, 2020 Scottie Andrew Glen Davis, a Minnesota school bus driver, ferried kids to and from school for 55 years before his death. His casket is an homage to his best-loved job. SOURCE: Hindt Funeral Home GRAND MEADOW, Minn. — Glen Davis was arguably the best-known driver in all of Grand Meadow, Minnesota. For 55 years, residents of his small town of 1,170 trusted him to bus their children to and from school. He was proud to say he'd never once gotten in an ac He was a school bus driver from 1949 to 2005. It was one of the longest jobs he'd ever had — and perhaps his favorite. So, it's appropriate that Davis will be laid to rest in a school-bus yellow casket, stamped with the number 3 — the number of the first bus he ever drove. Davis was alive to see the casket. It brought him to tears Davis got to see his custom casket five years before his death. It was a gift from Jim Hindt, the owner of a local funeral home. It's painted yellow with black hinges, with the same lettering that appeared on Davis's 1949 school bus. Davis loved it. "Oh, good gosh, I cried a few times," he told the Post Bulletin in 2015. Hindt told the paper that the bus driver had comforted his family when his 18-month-old daughter was diagnosed with cancer. Hindt's daughter grew up cancer-free. And to repay the school bus driver's kindness, he gifted Davis the casket. Davis's daughter Lisa Hodge initially found the present morbid. But her father's joy upon receiving it won her over. He even posed next to it in a photo for the Post Bulletin. "My dad says all it is missing is an emergency exit door," she told the paper. The model is fitting for longtime drivers: Another bus driver of 50 years, David Wright of Tennessee, was laid to rest in a school bus-styled casket in August. He was the small town's biggest advocate Davis, known as "Glennie" to the generations of kids he took to school, was proud of being a bus driver (and of his spotless driving record). He was proud of the town he spent his life in, too. He farmed over 1,100 acres of land in Grand Meadow with his three brothers. He cheered for the Grand Meadow School sports team. He volunteered with Meals on Wheels to deliver food to his neighbors who couldn't leave their homes. "He was probably Grand Meadow's biggest promoter," Hodge told CNN. Driving children, their children and their children's children around his hometown meant Davis knew nearly everyone in town. The affection he showed for them all was mutual and infectious, Hodge said. "He never met a stranger," she said. "He would've met you and thought he knew you from somewhere." His funeral will be held Friday at a Catholic Church where he volunteered for years. If he couldn't have the service inside of a school bus, his casket may be the next-best thing. Related video: School bus casket made for Tennessee bus driver SEE RELATED VIDEO ; https://www.wtae.com/article/a-man-who-drove-a-school-bus-for-55-years-will-be-laid-to-rest-in-a-school-bus-casket/31003631
  20. Texas Rangers super flush, Arlington students flush every toilet February 19, 2020 0 13 Texas Rangers super flush, Arlington students flush every toilet. The plumbing at the new Globe Life Field was put to a real test Tuesday. The Rangers called it Super Flush 2020. More than 300 high school students from Arlington ISD helped to stress test the plumbing system by flushing every toilet in the stadium at once. Globe Life Field has a total of 860 toilet stalls, 260 urinals and about 2,600 plumbing fixtures. Contractors wanted to make sure the newly installed pipes will be able to handle the times such as in the seventh-inning stretch when the bathrooms are at max capacity. “We installed 26 miles of hydronic pipe in 18 months here in Arlington,” said Matt Terry, the senior vice president for the plumbing subcontractor TDIndustries. “We test the system in stages, but the final test allows us to confirm the quality of our work. Beyond that, it’s a fun opportunity for these kids to help out, tour the stadium, and hopefully become baseball fans for life.” Over the past few weeks, construction crews have installed all of the main concourse seats, furniture throughout the ballpark, the synthetic turf, the Globe Life Field signs and the Rangers’ “T” logo on the east side of the building. All of the panels for the ballpark’s unique retractable roof have also been installed. Now workers are just configuring the controls and testing the mechanics. The ballpark is 94% complete and on schedule to open for its first event – a country music concert – on March 14. The Rangers will play their first exhibition game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Globe Life Field on March 2 https://www.sportzet.com/2020/02/19/texas-rangers-super-flush-arlington-students-flush-every-toilet/
  21. MOMS Two former college volleyball stars and their daughters killed in car crash Carrie Urton McCaw and Lesley Drury Prather were traveling to a tournament with their 12-year-old daughters, Kacey and Rhyan, at the time of the crash. Feb. 17, 2020, 5:30 PM EST / Source: TODAY By Kerry Breen Two former college volleyball stars and their 12-year-old daughters were killed in a car crash in Missouri on Friday morning. Carrie Urton McCaw, 44, and Lesley Drury Prather, 44, were driving to a volleyball tournament in Kansas City with their daughters, Kacey McCaw and Rhyan Prather, when their minivan was struck by a pickup truck. The pickup truck had veered into oncoming traffic just outside of Lake St. Louis, Missouri, and collided with their car and another vehicle, according to NBC St. Louis affiliate KSDK-TV. The other vehicle that was hit had two people inside, both of whom were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the pickup truck was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, according to KSDK. Both McCaw and Prather were accomplished athletes. Prather played for the University of Louisville Cardinals volleyball team from 1998 to 2001, helping to lead the team to three conference championships and four NCAA appearances, according to a statement from the school. “We are heartbroken for those lost in the tragic auto accident yesterday traveling to a volleyball tournament,” said Vince Tyra, the vice president for athletics at the University of Louisville. “It directly impacted our volleyball community in many ways to include Sarah Petkovic, our Director of Operations for Volleyball. She lost her sister and former Cardinal Lesley Prather, and niece, Rhyan, in the accident.” McCaw was a standout athlete at Syracuse University from 1994 to 1997 who set the school record for matches played in a season, according to a statement from the school. McCaw, Prather and their daughters were from Louisville, Kentucky. Kacey and Rhyan played volleyball on the same KIVA (Kentucky Indiana Volleyball Academy) Sports club. “Our hearts are heavy with the loss of four beautiful souls in Carrie and Kacey McCaw and Lesley and Rhyan Prather,” wrote KIVA Sports on Facebook. “Our KIVA families will never be the same and we send prayers and love to all of the families touched by this tragedy.” In a second post, the club shared photos of its members reflecting “on the loss of 4 beautiful souls from our KIVA Volleyball family.” McCaw’s former high school honored her in a post Saturday afternoon. “The community of Assumption joins with the St. Raphael and KIVA communities as we mourn the tragic loss of Carrie Urton McCaw ‘94, her daughter Kacey and their dear friends Lesley and Rhyan Prather,” wrote the high school. “We send our deepest condolences, thoughts, and prayers to the McCaw and Prather families.” “Our parish and school community have suffered a tragic loss with the accident that claimed the lives of Carrie and Kacey McCaw,” read a Facebook post from the St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church in Louisville. “Carrie and Kacey were full of life and witnesses to Christ’s love through the way they lived their lives and served our parish. There are no words that will describe accurately the void that is left for their family, friends, and our community.” Prather had joined the Louisville Fire Department in 2016, according to the department's Facebook page. "Lesley joined the LFD family in October 2016, spending her entire career serving west Louisville. Lesley’s brother-in-law, Sash Petkovic, currently serves as a Firefighter with the Division. This is a terribly sad time for the Louisville Division of Fire and the entire community," its post read. Funeral and service arrangements have not yet been finalized, according to NBC Louisville affiliate WAVE-TV. SEE TWEETS ; https://www.today.com/parents/two-former-college-volleyball-stars-their-daughters-killed-car-crash-t174111?cid=referral_taboolafeed
  22. CRIME Published 7 hours ago Wisconsin man charged with shooting kids who tossed snowballs at car By Louis Casiano | Fox News Fox News Flash top headlines for Feb. 18 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. A Milwaukee man was charged Sunday with shooting two kids who threw snowballs at his car last month. William Carson, 24, faces two counts of first-degree reckless injury and five counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, all felonies. Several children were playing in the snow on Jan. 4 when they began lobbing snowballs at passing cars, prosecutors said. The driver of one vehicle that was struck got out and began firing a handgun as the kids ran away. William Carson, 24, is charged with shooting two kids who threw snowballs at his car last month. (Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office) A 13-year-old boy and 12-year-old girl were hit in the thigh and forearm, authorities said. A third child was grazed by a bullet. Investigators found nine spent shell casings from a 9 mm gun at the scene, along with two fired brass bullet rounds. Carson was arrested by Oak Creek police on Jan. 12 after he fled from officers and was found to allegedly driving under the influence. The gun used in the shooting was found in the glove compartment of his vehicle and test-fired by investigators. Carson told authorities he purchased the weapon for self-defense 11 days before the shooting, Fox News affiliate WITI-TV reported. He was ordered held Sunday on $35,000 bond. His next court date is scheduled on Feb.25. https://www.foxnews.com/us/wisconsin-man-charged-with-shooting-kids-who-tossed-snowballs-at-car
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