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Published: Friday, December 22, 2017 @ 7:20 AM
OKLAHOMA CITY — A panic attack had a happy ending for an Oklahoma mother, who is relieved to be celebrating Christmas with her family intact.
Sophia Reed’s teenage son, who had been missing for a week, was actually preparing a heartwarming Christmas surprise, KFOR reported.
Reed was frantic when her 13-year-old son, Diauris, disappeared, KFOR reported. Reed had just moved her family to an Oklahoma City apartment, using funds that included money earmarked for Christmas.
“What little Christmas money we had, you know, to pay my security deposit for here” Reed said.
Reed was unaware that Diauris was collecting cans for refund money in order to buy his mother a gift, KFOR reported.
“I was afraid he was going to get in trouble,” said Reed’s daughter, Deneisha, who suggested the money-making idea. “I was very afraid he was going to get in trouble. I just didn't want to say anything because it would blow the whole thing."
“I just wanted to do something for my mama,” Diauris said.
The boy went home after he saw police officers and told them what he was doing.
The story touched Officer Roland Russell, who began inviting other officers to meet the family, KFOR reported. Then the officers raised $800 and bought the family Christmas and housewarming gifts.
“Most of the time when I see the police it's like, bad stuff,” Diauris told KFOR. “Up here I guess it's changed, good.”
“They caught us at the right time and we are so grateful,” Reed told KFOR.
Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 2:44 PM
Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 2:44 PM
HOUSTON — Former President George H.W. Bush has been moved from the intensive care unit at Houston Methodist Hospital to a regular patient bed days after he suffered an infection that spread to his blood, a family spokesman said Wednesday.
Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 8:37 AM
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police in Memphis, Tennessee, are searching for a man who allegedly attempted a robbery outside a Whitehaven home in broad daylight.
A surveillance camera captured the weekend incident.
One of the victims, who asked not to be identified, told WHBQ that his niece, who was visiting from Florida, took his gun and scared off the bold criminal after she saw that her husband was in trouble.
“She’s bold," he said. "She ain’t scared of nothing.”
In the video, the suspect has his right hand in his waist band as he stands behind the woman's husband. The victims said the man’s hand was on a gun.
Memphis police said Sunday afternoon the man in the blue jacket came to the Whitehaven home and asked to use one of the victims’ phones and then asked for a ride.
While the incident was unfolding outside the house, the woman and her uncle reportedly were inside the house.
Police said that after the woman saw her husband in trouble, she came out the front door with a gun and fired a warning shot.
The uncle told WHBQ: “She said she didn’t want to kill him, but when he fired back at us after she fired the warning shot, she said she was trying to hit him then but didn’t.”
Memphis police told WHBQ that the suspect ran toward the back of the house before getting away.
Police said they are reviewing this surveillance video to get a positive ID on the suspect. If you have any information on who that suspect may be, call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.
Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 11:45 AM
LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. — As anyone who frequents Walmart knows, it can be frustrating when you need help and can’t find anyone wearing a Walmart associate’s blue vest.
One Kentucky man had enough of not being helped in the sporting goods department so took matters into this own hands, WKYT reported. He picked up the store’s public address system and announced over the intercom, “Customer needs assistance in sporting goods, please. I’m the customer.”
His message was caught on video, and quickly went viral, as other Walmart shoppers commiserated about their shopping pains.
Forrest Hunter, the reported name of the man who asked for help, said that a worker came up to him shortly after he made his announcement.
“A guy walked up and asked if I needed any help. I said, ‘How’d you know?’ Then I bought my hunting license,” he told WKYT.
The six-second video has been viewed more than 2.7 million times and shared 50,000 times.
Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 1:24 PM
DETROIT — More than a million Audi vehicles are being recalled by Volkswagen Group of America because of faulty coolant pumps. Audi is a luxury brand of Volkswagen.
The Associated Press reported Tuesday that the company issued the recall on 1.2 million cars and SUVs with a 2-liter turbocharged engine. The recall includes the 2013-2016 A4, 2013-2017 A5, 2012-2015 A6 and the 2013-2017 Q5.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the electric coolant pump in the vehicle can be blocked with debris and lead to a short-circuit or overheating.