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Published: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 @ 7:03 AM
NORTH LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A Florida teen reportedly turned himself in Monday after a shocking viral video appeared to show him throwing a 68-year-old woman into a pool.
According to WPLG, deputies said the 16-year-old came to the Broward sheriff's district office in North Lauderdale on Monday afternoon. He now faces a charge of battery on a person age 65 or older in connection with Saturday's incident at the Player's Place apartment complex, the station reported.
In the viral video, Nancy James, walking two dogs, is seen approaching a group of teens at a pool party at the complex. As James asks the teens to quiet down, one partygoer appears to pick her up before the two tumble to the ground. He then gets back up, grabs James and throws her into the pool.
James' leg and shoulder were bruised in the incident, she said.
"No one should ever, ever, ever, ever have to go through that, you know?" James told WPLG. "It just shouldn't happen. The kid has not evolved yet into what you're supposed to be as a human being."
Published: Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 6:23 AM
WASHINGTON — A familiar Cox Radio voice is determined to be heard again.
Cox Media Group Washington correspondent Jamie Dupree has spent more than three decades covering Capitol Hill, but nearly two years ago, his method of communication had to change.
Doctors say a rare neurological condition is making it difficult for his brain to tell his tongue what to do while speaking. Placing a pen in his mouth helps him speak.
“It’s hard, but I am working to come back hard,” Dupree tells WSB Radio.
He is now hoping a meeting with specialists at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta will help him figure out why he lost his voice.
And the reporter in him has not quit.
“He still does interviews; he feeds us audio,” WSB Radio News Director Chris Camp says. Dupree also covers Congress via Facebook, Twitter and Cox Media Group websites.
“He may not be able to talk, but boy you can hear him awful loud,” Camp adds.
Dupree is thankful to all who have wished him well. While the condition has obviously affected his job, that is not what he says hurts him the most.
“Think about not being able to talk to your kids, or your wife or your father or your friends. While my work is hard and different, life is about a lot more than that.”
Dupree says Emory researchers are trying a new treatment that will slow down the movement of his tongue to make it easier for him to speak. In the meantime, Jamie wants everyone to know his overall health is good.
“Even though he can't speak, Jamie is still the most trusted voice in Washington DC,” WSB Radio’s Bill Caiaccio says of his colleague and friend. “He was already the hardest working reporter in our nation’s capital, and now he works even harder to get the job done.”
WSB Radio anchor Chris Chandler echoes those sentiments, saying, "I've always said Jamie is the most valuable on-air presence on our stations, and he still is.
“There's not a word of news from Washington that he hasn't reported and broken down for us.”
Mark Arum, WSB Radio traffic anchor and talk show host, adds that Dupree is an invaluable resource: “He might have lost his voice, but he still has the drive to get the story and get it right.”
Sabrina Cupit, who anchors midday for WSB Radio, says Dupree is so much more than his voice: “His knowledge of Washington, his connections, his balanced reporting; they are all still a major part of what we do on air every day here at WSB.
“Personally, I have never met a kinder, more honest or just downright great human being in my life. I am praying for the return of his voice. I do miss hearing it.”
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Published: Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 11:25 AM
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Owners of the Midtown IHOP are working to add more security at the restaurant after an early-morning attack.
During the early-morning hours on Friday, March 16, the restaurant's manager, Mohammad Al Hourani, confronted an unruly party of five.
“They started getting louder and louder. The customers inside started getting annoyed,” said Al Hourani.
The manager said Okelley was one of several customers who became loud and aggressive before he asked them to leave.
Shortly after, he found himself in a fight with the five customers, who began throwing objects at him as he fought off others.
“My face was covered with blood. I couldn’t even open my eyes,” he said.
Al Hourani is back at work, now with 16 stitches on his face and four staples in the back of his head.
Published: Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 3:02 PM
AUSTIN, Texas — The father of the first Austin bombing victim, 39-year-old Anthony Stephan House, thanked local and federal law enforcement officers for their handling of the investigation in a letter released Thursday that also questioned the meaning behind the attacks.
“I wish to express my deepest appreciation for the exhaustive efforts and work of the Austin Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms agency, and other agencies that participated in this investigation of the series of explosive devices,” Elliot House, Anthony House’s father, wrote in a letter first reported by CBS News.
“Hopefully, the death of the bomb maker suspect ends the ring of fear and terror in the Austin area, although it leaves a few questions, shared with both the family of my son, Anthony House, and 17-year-old Draylen Mason, both being black and the only deaths in the series of bombings,” House continued. “We are plagued with how they were selected and why.”
Anthony House was the father of an 8-year-old girl and a Texas State University graduate.
Elliot House said he also appreciated the “personal condolence” from Christopher Combs, the FBI’s special agent in charge of the San Antonio Field Division, and Mayor Steve Adler. House noted that he especially appreciated that Adler “apologized for the initial investigation of the bombing involving my son by APD.”
Many in the community have criticized the Austin Police Department for its handling and characterization of the first bombing. Several people in an East Austin town hall last week questioned whether Austin police would have more readily sounded the alarm and warned the community about the package bombs sooner had the first bombing killed a white person in a neighborhood west of Interstate 35.
Elliot House expressed his grief, saying that the death of his son in the bombing left him childless, as his other son, Corey Alan House, was killed in 1994 at age 17.
Published: Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 2:39 PM
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Facebook post is going viral in Memphis, but the people featured in it likely wish it wasn’t.
The post, which has been shared more than 339,000 times, reads as follows:
It features two videos.
In the first video, you see two women getting ready to leave Casa Mexicana on Hacks Cross. One of them places money on the table – a tip for the waiter – and they walk away.
Once they leave, a woman in the neighboring booth points to the table with the money. She looks over her shoulder and around the restaurant and talks to the man she’s sitting with.
Eventually, she gets up and takes the money off the table. After hurrying back to her booth, the woman stuffs the money in her shirt and the couple continues looking around.
In the second video, the couple looks around a little more and keeps talking before finally leaving the restaurant.
A waiter quickly walks into frame and goes to the table where the money was left. He lifts up the chip basket and a plate, but the money is nowhere to be found.