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Published: Saturday, January 13, 2018 @ 4:14 AM
DESTREHAN, La. — According to the “Dictionary of American Slang,” a bun in the oven means that a woman is pregnant.
A Louisiana grandmother was not familiar with the phrase, and it made for a hilarious back-and-forth dialogue between herself, her son and daughter-in-law.
Shantelle Dozier wrote in a Facebook post that “after 11 years of infertility,” she learned that she would be having a baby. She and her husband Wesley wanted to surprise Cynthia Dozier, already a grandmother of 11, so the couple put a hot dog bun in the oven, ABC News reported.
As a family member took video, Cynthia Dozier seemed puzzled.
“A bun’s in the oven," she said. “Who put a bun in the oven?”
After some laughter, Cynthia Dozier asked her son if he had put the bun in the oven.
“Maybe not that oven,” Wesley Dozier said.
Finally, Cynthia gets it. “Are y’all pregnant?” she asks before hugging her son.
“It actually played out exactly like we thought it would," Shantelle Dozier told ABC News. "We knew she wasn’t going to get it right away.”
Shantelle and Wesley Dozier got another surprise recently, as they found out they would be having twins.
“The funny thing is when (Cynthia) grabbed the bun out of the oven, it broke in half,” Shantelle Dozier told ABC News. “That was our first sign.”
As for Cynthia Dozier, she managed to have a good sense of humor about the announcement, as her Facebook post shows:
Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 11:24 AM
Updated: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 11:24 AM
QUINTON, Okla. — Five workers remained missing Tuesday after a natural gas well exploded and caught fire in Oklahoma one day earlier, sending out a smoke plume that could be seen for miles.
Officials said 16 other employees were able to get out of the area safely. One person was flown to a Tulsa hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries.
Emergency officials let the fire burn itself out and fought any flames that went beyond a perimeter they established.
Pittsburg County officials said they moved the mission from rescue to recovery on Tuesday. When the scene cools, the medical examiner will check the scene.
The missing individuals were identified Friday, including:
Ray, Smith and Risk worked for oil drilling company Patterson-UTI Energy Inc., which owns the well.
The company’s CEO, Andy Hendricks, said at a news conference that Patterson-UTI is supporting the families of the missing employees and working with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration as the agency investigates.
Workers will retain their jobs despite the loss of their job site, according to Patterson-UTI officials.
Authorities said the public was safe from contaminates and that there was no need for evacuations.
Pittsburg County emergency managers and the county sheriff confirmed around 9 a.m. local time that an explosion and fire took place at a well in Quinton.
The well is owned by oil drilling company Patterson-UTI Energy Inc., employees confirmed. In a statement, company officials said they were unaware of what caused the fire.
“We have received reports that some of our employees and others are unaccounted for at this time,” the statement said. “Our top priority is the safety of our employees and any others who may be affected. We've activated our emergency response systems and are fully cooperating with first responders and authorities on the scene. We will provide more details as they are known.”
The company's president and CEO, Andy Hendricks, later released a separate statement:
All of us at Patterson-UTI are deeply saddened by the news of the incident in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, this morning. Our hearts go out to the families of the five missing individuals, three of whom are Patterson-UTI employees. We've reached out to their families and are providing support during this difficult time.
At this moment, no one knows with certainty what happened, and it would be unwise to speculate. Well control experts and emergency responders are on site and we will conduct a thorough investigation when the incident is fully contained. We will provide updates as more facts are known.
There is nothing more important to us than the safety of our employees and others we partner with in the field. Tonight, our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected and their loved ones.
Red Mountain Energy was operating the well.
FOX23 storm chasers in the area spotted the smoke plume from the fire miles away.
Grief counselors and religious leaders were offering support to families and workers on Monday. The American Red Cross was also working to help first responders as they worked to contain the fire.
Fire crews also searched woods for anyone that may have run from the scene, but they didn’t find anyone. Searches are expected to resume once the area cools down.
Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 9:39 AM
Updated: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 11:01 AM
BENTON, Ky. — One person was killed and multiple other people were injured Tuesday morning in a shooting reported at a Kentucky high school, according to the state's governor.
Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 10:42 AM
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Police at the University of Central Florida are warning students to be on their guard after a woman said a man tried to assault her in a campus parking garage Monday.
UCF police said a woman who attends the university was approached around 6 p.m. by an unknown man who asked for help with his car in Garage C.
During the exchange, the man tried to touch the student's leg, police said, causing her to scream and run away.
UCF police issue warning after student says man tried to touch her leg in campus parking garage https://t.co/kRUDf1OjUB— WFTV Eyewitness News (@WFTV) January 23, 2018
The student immediately called police and described the man as 5 feet 7 inches tall. He was wearing glasses, a gray sweater and dark pants, she told authorities.
UCF police said the description of the incident closely matches two similar incidents that happened on campus within the past month and a half.
In December, a student reported that she was inappropriately grabbed by a man inside the Business Administration II building, the UCF Police Department said.
The student told investigators that the incident happened at about 5:50 p.m., UCF police spokeswoman Courtney Gilmartin said.
The man, who she did not know, was lingering near a vending machine and started talking to her before grabbing her, Gilmartin said.
"It's just unfortunate that we have to deal with that here at UCF. I feel like we're so close as a family and as a university. It's incredible that we have to do this," UCF student Ponatoyas Jusakus said.
Investigators said the woman ran from the building and reported the incident about an hour later.
The man was described as being dark-skinned with a thin build and about 5 feet 7 inches tall. He was wearing a gray hoodie and jeans at the time of the incident, police said.
A similar incident happened in the same building Dec. 4, Gilmartin said. The victim in that case provided a similar description of the culprit, but no one was arrested.
Police said they do not believe the two incidents are related to a similar encounter at Valencia College this week.
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.