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Published: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 @ 1:32 PM
Updated: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 @ 1:32 PM
Flash floods across Texas, left workers stranded inside a Houston mall Tuesday as waters rose up escalators and across parking decks. The images are striking, if not terrifying.
Echoing scenes from the movie "Titanic," Galleria mall employees took to social media to share videos and pictures of the water seeping and (sometimes) rushing inside.
Escape from the parking lot seemed impossible, with waters creeping nearly to the ceilings.
"We were headed out to our cars and found we couldn't get out," store worker Karina Hernandez told NBC News. "The first-level garage was completely flooded. There was literally no way out."
Water can also be spotted rushing by glass doors at the bottom of the escalators.
Here are some of the most dramatic images and videos from the Galleria.
Published: Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 11:28 AM
ATLANTA — It's as much a part of Georgia as a peach, a peanut or even Coke. It's Waffle House.
The first Waffle House opened in Avondale Estates in 1955, the company is headquartered in Norcross and there are about 400 Waffle House restaurants in the state. Some highway exits even have two Waffle Houses.
But there was a first for Waffle House on Monday night. The second location at SunTrust Park opened. And when it did, it became the first Waffle House to sell beer.
That's right, in addition to some hashbrowns, patrons can order up a cold adult beverage.
That's actually all the restaurant sells; hashbrowns and drinks. There's the cheesesteak melt hashbrown bowl, grilled chicken melt hashbrown bowl, a regular order of hashbrowns along with water, sodas and beer.
Miller Light and Coors Light are the beers the Waffle House offers. There is another Waffle House location in SunTrust Park that features a larger menu.
Wash that next order of smothered and covered hashbrowns down with a frosty brew on an upcoming trip to see the Atlanta Braves play.
Published: Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 12:48 PM
Updated: Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 12:48 PM
CARVER COUNTY, Minn. — Authorities have declined to press criminal charges against anyone in the 2016 overdose death of musical icon Prince, saying Thursday that investigators were unable to determine where the artist got the fentanyl that killed him.
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Published: Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 9:52 AM
— Thousands of students across the country are set to walk out of class on Friday, the 19th anniversary of the shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado.
More than 2,500 groups have signed up for the “National School Walkout,” a student-led protest aimed at bolstering the discussion about gun-control measures.
Lane Murdock, a high school sophomore who started a Change.org petition suggesting the walkout, said keeping the momentum of the national “March for Our Lives” movement strong was important to her and that, “Our generation is demanding change and won't be ignored or swept under the rug."
March for Our Lives grew out of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Seventeen people died in the Feb. 14 shooting.
Murdock told National Public Radio that the protest is “not conservative or liberal. It is just about making sure our children don't get harmed in school and we don't live in a community and in a country that has institutionalized fear. I think we're all sick of it. That's why we're doing this."
Murdock goes to a Connecticut high school about 20 minutes away from where Sandy Hook Elementary School once stood. The Newtown, Connecticut, school was the site of a mass shooting in 2012 where 26 people – mostly 6- and 7-year-old children – were killed.
Here’s what you need to know about Friday’s National School Walkout.
When is the National School Walkout?
The walkout is set for Friday and starts at 10 a.m.
What is the walkout about?
Students are protesting “congressional, state, and local failures to take action to prevent gun violence,” according to the National School Walkout website. They are asking lawmakers to support:
What will happen?
Students across the country will walk out of their schools at 10 a.m. local time and pause for 13 seconds of silence – one second for everyone killed at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999.
After that, organizers are encouraging students not to go back to school, but to stay out the entire day. They are telling students to hold rallies and letter-writing campaigns or other activities around the day.
How do you participate?
Since organizers are suggesting that students walkout of school for the day, the event is geared more toward high school students. More than 2,500 schools in the United States have registered their intention to participate in the walkout. Not all groups registered are high schools.
Organizers have compiled a guide with suggestions for activities and a link to resources including legal rights and safety tips.
Published: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 @ 11:19 PM
HOUSTON — Barbara Bush’s funeral arrangements are set for this weekend in Houston.
The public is invited to pay their respects at a public viewing for the matriarch of the Bush family from noon until midnight on Friday at St. Martin’s Church.
The private funeral service for the former first lady is set for Saturday at the Second Baptist Church in Houston. Attendance at the service is by invitation only.
President Donald Trump has ordered flags at the White House and on public and federal property around the United States flown at half staff this weekend in honor of Barbara Bush.
She’ll be laid to rest in College Station, Texas, next to her daughter, Robin, who died at the age of 4, according to an interview the Bushes did with CNN”s Larry King in 2004.