Mother taking kids to school survives when truck’s axle pierces windshield

Updated: Sunday, August 28, 2016 @ 10:43 PM
Published: Monday, January 11, 2016 @ 7:53 PM

            Mother taking kids to school survives when truck’s axle pierces windshield
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A mother says she’s lucky to be alive after a bizarre crash in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania.

On Wednesday a woman was driving her kids to school when a wheel and axle came loose on a pickup truck travelling in the opposite direction.

She told WNEP that the wheel flew into the air and crashed through the windshield. The axle stopped inches short of crushing the woman’s head.

“That’s something you see in a movie. That’s like ‘Final Destination,'” said David Duchnik, who towed the SUV after the crash.

The woman wants to remain anonymous. She says the one thing that may have saved her life was that her teenage son was driving her SUV the night before, so the seat was farther back than normal. Those few inches may have made all the difference.

Casey highway  this morning near archbald luckily nobody got hurt
Posted by Duchniks Towing on Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Report: Trump considering trip to Mexico Wednesday to meet with Pena Nieto

Updated: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 @ 9:54 PM
Published: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 @ 9:42 PM
By: Debbie Lord - Cox Media Group National Content Desk

The Washington Post is reporting that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is considering a trip to Mexico Wednesday, hours before he is scheduled to give a major speech on immigration.

The Post story says  Trump is considering a meeting with Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto. The meeting would take place in advance of a speech many see as an attempt to clarify his stance on undocumented aliens.

According to a report from Reuters, Pena Nieto said earlier in the month he would meet with Trump, despite the fact he has compared the New York billionaire with Adolf  Hitler and Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.

"Yes, I would meet with him," Pena Nieto said, referring to Trump in a pre-taped television interview broadcast on Tuesday night.

"I have never met him. I can't agree with some of the things he has said, but I will be absolutely respectful and will seek to work with whomever becomes the next president of the United States."

According to the Post story, the possibility of a trip was first raised with the U.S. embassy in Mexico City earlier this week, a source said. 

Trump is set to give his speech in Phoenix at 6 p.m. local time. 

Waitress still serving up smiles at age 91

Updated: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 @ 9:54 PM
Published: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 @ 9:42 PM

The Saratoga has been a fixture of the community in Terre Haute since 1942.

Though some things have changed around the restaurant and bar, one thing has remained constant for more than 40 years – Betty Azar.

Betty walked into The Saratoga in 1975, and has worked there ever since.

“One day Abey called me and … said come on we just want you to try, and if you like it stay,” Azar told WTHI-TV. “He gave me a table of 10, I’ll never forget that front table 10. I waited on them and he said now you want to work, and I said I guess so.”

Azar has been putting smiles on customers’ faces ever since.

At age 91, Azar is showing no signs of slowing down. She said what keeps her going is the people.

“I love it here and I love the people, I love the customers. All the customers have always been so nice to me,” Azar said.

Azar’s daughter married into the family that owns the restaurant, and now Azar works side-by-side with her granddaughter Alexis.

“Every day I think to myself, when I’m her age I hope I can be doing what she’s doing because she’s so happy, she loves it, she looks forward to it,” Alexis said.

Because of her age, Azar only works on Thursday afternoons now. And customers go out of their way to make sure they go to The Saratoga on Thursdays just to see her.

“This is something she looks forward to and wants to do and I think it keeps her young, I really do,” Alexis said. “I really think it's special that we get to work together, and I know that when that time comes that we can’t anymore it’s going to be really hard.”

But until then, Azar will deliver her food with a good laugh and an infectious smile.

If you didn't get a chance to see this story on Monday, go check it out. It's another Off the Beaten Path with one spunky woman.
Posted by WTHI-TV on Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Florida woman records close bear encounter, leads to warning from state agency

Updated: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 @ 11:49 PM
Published: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 @ 9:01 PM

A Seminole County woman recorded her close encounter with a black bear, prompting Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to warn residents that the bears have become too accustomed to people.

The woman was sitting in her driveway in the Markham Woods area of the county, which FWC said has an abundant bear population.

The video shows the bear walking up to the woman, sniffing her knee and coming close to her face, before calmly walking away.

No one was injured.

The video was turned over to FWC Tuesday.

FWC said bear biologists are conducting a site visit to check on bears in the area.

FWC officers want to urge residents to never get close to bears or allow bears to get close to humans.

“While we are glad that no one was injured during the interaction captured on video, if this was an area where children were playing, the situation could have quickly turned tragic,” FWC said in a release. “People should be mindful that black bears are highly unpredictable, wild animals.”

FWC said there have been four people seriously injured by bears in Seminole County since 2012.

“The video of this very large bear demonstrates that it has obviously lost its fear of humans, most likely because it has learned that food is available in this area,” FWC said. “We urge Floridians to contact us immediately if they see a bear who is exhibiting this kind of behavior. Normal bear behavior is to avoid people.”


Bear 2 hours ago

Man married 77 years clutches wife’s hand in her final moments

Updated: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 @ 9:09 PM
Published: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 @ 8:52 PM

            Man married 77 years clutches wife’s hand in her final moments

A photo showing a dying woman’s final moments is touching hearts across the country.

The photo posted to Reddit shows a 96-year-old woman clutching her 100-year-old husband’s hand in her final moments. The pair have been married for 77 years, according to couple’s granddaughter who shared the photo.

The picture shows their beds pushed together and their hands resting on a pillow placed between them. The woman is still wearing her wedding ring on her left hand.

According to the photo’s caption, the woman died just hours after this photo was taken.