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Published: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 @ 12:20 AM
— A Florida woman who intentionally let a snake bite her young daughter to teach her to be afraid of the reptiles will not face child abuse charges, Fox 13 in Tampa reports.
Chantelle St. Laurent of Sebring posted a video on Facebook earlier this month that showed her 1-year-old being bitten by a snake as the girl reached into a container to touch it. It showed the snake striking and the girl crying.
"She says she was just trying to teach the child to be afraid of snakes," according to Scott Dressel of the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office.
The state attorney’s office announced Tuesday that it would not pursue the case because there was not enough evidence. Several experts viewed the video, and while they "felt that the treatment of the snake and the child were not wise, they did not see any criminal actions," Sheriff Paul Blackman said.
St. Laurent's mother, who claims she conducted the same exercise on her daughter when she was young, told Fox 13 that they chose a non-poisonous snake and that the baby's skin wasn't broken. "There was no harm to the baby," Brenda St. Laurent said. "The baby is fine, a happy, healthy baby."
Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 7:12 PM
PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — An American Airlines plane flying from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Palm Beach International Airport developed a hydraulic leak Saturday afternoon.
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue crews responded to the airport after the plane landed safely at the gate at about 1:07 p.m, according to Capt. Albert Borroto.
The plane -- which was scheduled to land at PBI -- did not need to make an emergency landing, and there are no reports of injuries, Leonard Serratore of PBI said.
It is unclear if the plane experienced the leak before or after the plane took off from Charlotte.
PBI West Palm Beach airport: Two fire trucks, an ambulance, and fire fighters in flame-retardant silver suits, all gathered around our plane (flight to CLT Charlotte)! Apparently we have a hydraulic leak. pic.twitter.com/9EYm7cu4xD— Toni Armstrong Jr. (@toniajr) April 21, 2018
Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 7:04 PM
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Prodded by actor Sylvester Stallone, President Donald Trump said he’s considering a posthumous pardon for boxing's first black heavyweight champion, more than 100 years after he was convicted by an all-white jury of accompanying a white woman across state lines.
Jack Johnson, who died in 1946, was convicted in 1913 for violating the Mann Act, which made it illegal to transport women across state lines for "immoral" purposes.
"His trials and tribulations were great, his life complex and controversial," Trump tweeted Saturday afternoon from Mar-a-Lago. "Others have looked at this over the years, most thought it would be done, but yes, I am considering a Full Pardon!"
Sylvester Stallone called me with the story of heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson. His trials and tribulations were great, his life complex and controversial. Others have looked at this over the years, most thought it would be done, but yes, I am considering a Full Pardon!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2018
Johnson's family has tried to get a posthumous pardon for years. The tweet comes a week after Trump pardoned I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, a top aide to former Vice President Dick Cheney.
Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 4:21 PM
— Verne Troyer, famous for his role as Mini-Me in the "Austin Powers" comedies, died Saturday. He was 49.
Published: Sunday, April 15, 2018 @ 7:09 PM
— Actor R. Lee Ermey, famous for his role as Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in “Full Metal Jacket” died Sunday. He was 74.
Statement from R. Lee Ermey's long time manager, Bill Rogin:— R. Lee Ermey (@RLeeErmey) April 15, 2018
It is with deep sadness that I regret to inform you all that R. Lee Ermey ("The Gunny") passed away this morning from complications of pneumonia. He will be greatly missed by all of us.
Semper Fi, Gunny. Godspeed. pic.twitter.com/vf4O78JKmb