Teen wows shoppers with impromptu performance on thrift store piano

Published: Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 1:31 PM

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Piano keys. (Photo: Stig Morten Waage/Flickr/Creative Commons) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/(Stig Morten Waage, Flickr)

A teenager’s talent drew an audience at a Michigan thrift store when she started singing and playing a piano while waiting on her mother. 

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Another shopper caught Genavieve Linkowski’s impromptu performance and shared the video on social media Saturday, where it has been viewed more than 700,000 times.

"I turned my head and there were all these people out with their phones and they were all recording me," Linkowski told WJRT

Linkowski, 18, who hopes for a career as a singer, was passing time while her mother was shopping and started jamming on the aged, upright piano. A group of people gathered around as her voice carried through the store.

She was about to stop when the crowd asked her to continue.

“Really? Keep going?” Linkowski said in the video. 

She continued to play. 

She is been even more surprised since the video has gone viral. 

"Yesterday morning, one of my friends texted me and he was like, 'Oh, you're famous' and I was like, 'What?!'" she told WJRT. "And I'm looking and I was seeing all of this and I was just flabbergasted. Like, nothing like this has ever happened to me."

Police: Minnesota man arrested for threatening Social Security employees

Published: Friday, July 28, 2017 @ 1:29 AM

Leonard Booth was arrested Wednesday.
Leonard Booth was arrested Wednesday.

A Minnesota man was arrested Wednesday after threatening employees at a Social Security office, KAAL reported.

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According to Capt. John Sherwin of the Rochester Police Department, Leonard Booth, 26, walked into the Social Security office at 10:15 a.m. and complained that he was unable to receive benefits. Booth began “acting erratically” and threatened employees with bodily harm, Sherwin told KAAL.

Sherwin was arrested by police and taken to the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center, KAAL reported. During the booking process, Sherwin said officers found Booth in possession of less than a gram of cocaine.

Booth is facing a felony terroristic threats charge and a fifth-degree controlled substance charge, KAAL reported.

Dozens of crawdads crawl through New Mexico neighborhood

Published: Friday, July 28, 2017 @ 1:03 AM

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New Mexico residents were surprised Thursday morning to see dozens of crawdads walking down an Albuquerque street, KRQE reported.

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As Albert Valdez left his home on a stormy morning, he observed a strange scene at the end of his driveway.

“As I got out of my truck, there was a crawdad walking down the middle of the street,” Valdez told KRQE. “(And) as I walked around, I saw crawdads walking all over the street.”

Valdez grabbed a bucket and began collecting the crayfish, KRQE reported. He then deposited them in a drainage ditch, giving the animals a source of water.

Albuquerque officials and spokesmen from the Game and Fish Commission told KRQE they were unable to explain why there were so many crawdads wandering through the streets.

Michigan teen charged with embezzling thousands from Kroger store

Published: Friday, July 28, 2017 @ 12:43 AM

Dollar bills.
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Dollar bills.(Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images)

A Michigan teenager was charged with embezzlement after police said she stole thousands of dollars from a Kroger store, WTVG reported.

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According to a news release from Dundee village manager Dave Uhl, 18-year-old Chenoa Nestor worked at a Kroger in the town. Documents show that Kroger’s management discovered that Nestor embezzled $6,856.51 while working in the store’s cash registers during the past week, WTVG reported.

Kroger officials investigated the incident and called police. Nestor talked with police and reportedly confessed to the crime, WTVG reported. She was booked into the Monroe County Jail on embezzlement charges and was arraigned. She was later released on bond, WTVG reported.

Oklahoma man cleans Tulsa streets to ‘right his wrongs’

Published: Friday, July 28, 2017 @ 12:11 AM

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Trash bags.(NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

A homeless man in Oklahoma is cleaning the streets of Tulsa in order to “right his wrongs,” according to police.

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Officer Popsey Floyd posted the story about Brian Freeman, aka Cleaner, on his Facebook page Wednesday.

Floyd said that officers observed a line of trash bags on a Tulsa street and tracked down Freeman on Wednesday.

Freeman told an officer that he is trying to set a good example for his son and wants to work rather than panhandle.

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Posted by Popsey Floyd on Wednesday, July 26, 2017