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Published: Thursday, April 13, 2017 @ 4:18 PM
— A scorpion fell from the overhead bin of a United Airlines plane over the weekend and stung a man before flight attendants could grab the arachnid, according to multiple reports.
Richard Bell told CBC News that he was eating lunch on a flight from Houston to Calgary, Alberta, on Sunday when he felt something fall into his hair from above.
“I picked it up and it was a scorpion,” he told the news network.
He grabbed the scorpion by its tail and avoided a sting, he said, but dropped it when another passenger warned him that the scorpion was potentially venomous.
“I dropped it on my plate and that's when it stung me,” he told CBC News. “It got my nail, mostly."
He flung the scorpion onto the floor, where a flight attendant captured it in a cup. Flight crew members flushed the creature before the plane landed and another passenger, a nurse, gave Bell a painkiller until he could get medical treatment, CBC News reported.
A spokesman for United told CNBC that the flight’s crew got in touch with a physician on the ground as soon as they became aware of the incident. Medics met Bell at the airport, the news station reported.
Bell’s injuries were not life-threatening.
It was not clear how the scorpion got onto the plane. Bell told CBC News that he believes it might have been hiding in a guitar brought on board by travelers who recently visited Guatemala or Honduras.
His wife, Linda Bell, told CBC News on Thursday that the airline gave the couple flight travel credits to make up for the incident.
United has faced heavy criticism in the days since Kentucky physician David Dao was forcibly removed from a flight to make room for airline employees. Dao’s attorney said at a news conference Thursday that the April 9 incident left Dao with a severe concussion, a broken nose and two missing teeth.
Three officers from the Chicago Department of Aviation were placed on administrative leave as authorities investigate the Dao incident.
Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 11:27 AM
SUTTON, Mass. — A school bus full of children on the way to school slid down and off a road in Sutton, Massachusetts, Tuesday morning. Sutton Public Schools Superintendent Theodore Friend confirmed the incident.
A video posted to Facebook Tuesday showed the bus sliding down a road that has a slight hill. It took out a mailbox and finally came to a stop after hitting a small sedan parked on the side of the road.
Friend told WFXT no one was hurt during the crash. He had been communicating with the highway department about the salting schedule and they thought they could get to all the roads before the buses went out for the day. Friend said crews hadn’t made it to that road yet when the crash happened.
Friend said the bus had middle and high school students on board. Some went to school after, others went home for the day.
Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 11:49 AM
LOS ANGELES — Parents at a Los Angeles elementary school are furious amid allegations that a physical education teacher stripped naked and chased a group of students around the school playground.
CBS Los Angeles reported that a construction worker passing by Carthay Center Elementary School on Friday captured the aftermath of the incident. The video, obtained by the news station, shows the unidentified teacher standing on the playground and putting his pants back on.
Parents who spoke to the CBS affiliate were livid.
“He was supposed to be helping them learn PE, run around and have fun,” one parent said. “But he undressed and started chasing the kids while he was naked. Then the kids ducked and dodged, ran into some of the classrooms and got safe haven that way.”
“All of the kids saw his private parts,” another parent said. “Very embarrassing, very upset.”
Officials with the Los Angeles Unified School District notified parents of the incident with a letter and a robocall, CBS reported.
“An individual began behaving in an unusual way, prompting us to contact law enforcement,” the letter stated. “As a safety precaution, our school went on a brief lockdown while officers responded and took the individual into custody.”
District officials declined to comment further, but they did confirm that the man, a contract worker, had permission to be on the school campus, the news station said. Mental health counselors were made available to the students who witnessed the incident.
School resource officers are investigating the man’s actions, CBS said.
Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 11:11 PM
BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. — A 12-year-old boy in Lauderdale Lakes has been charged as an adult in a carjacking last week, Broward County Sheriff deputies said Monday.
According to the sheriff’s office, Shaquille Dixon is one of three juveniles who carjacked an elderly woman at gunpoint on Jan. 15 in a Walmart parking lot.
Surveillance video from the store on North State Road 7 shows Dixon and two other suspects following the woman into the store. When she is done shopping the woman is seen walking to her car, with the suspects close behind.
Once the woman got to her car, two of the suspects walked up behind her and the other suspect walked around to the front of the car, pointed a gun and demanded the car keys. The woman complied and the suspects fled with the car so quickly, they almost hit the victim.
Deputies took Dixon into custody on Jan. 19 and he’s facing felony carjacking charges.
Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 8:42 PM
— There are plenty of reputable options if you want to pull up to a drive-thru and devour some crispy, golden chicken, i.e. KFC and Popeyes. However, an unsuspecting alternative you might have ignored at your last gas tank fill-up has been crowned the true bastion of fried chicken.
Krispy Krunchy Chicken, established in 1989 in LaFayette, Louisiana, has bested some much more familiar names as Thrillist’s choice for America’s best fried chicken chain. The online entertainment site described the chain’s Cajun-style chicken as “the most underrated item in fast food today.”
KKC, which is typically attached to convenience stores, has more then 2,300 locations in the U.S., Malaysia and American Samoa, according to its site.
Krispy Krunchy doesn’t leave it up to its spicy chicken to do all the work though. Its honey butter biscuits, daubed in honey, Cajun rice balls and macaroni and cheese are also mouthwatering.
The vote of approval was even co-signed by New York-based restaurateur and “Top Chef” contestant Dale Telde.
“Their fried chicken is ill,” he told Thrilllist. “I go there every time that I’m in Miami, and I’m in Miami once per month."
The Louisiana chicken standard only began expanding outside of its home state in 2000, and its fast-growing franchising is due not only to the winning taste but affordable prices, according to the company’s bio.
If you haven’t yet tried America’s best fried chicken, according to Thrillist, the site said you need to.
Krispy Krunchy Chicken: America's Best Fast Food Fried Chicken Chain - Thrillist https://t.co/KGxckiafdt— JEN VAN LEIGH (@jenvanleigh) October 26, 2017