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Mother picks fight, brawls out front of Chuck E. Cheese, police say

Published: Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 12:25 PM

Fight Between Mothers Escalates Outside Chucky Cheese

small group of adults are accused of brawling in front of an Athens Chuck E. Cheese on Sunday, police said. 

The crowd included adults and kids when police arrived. 

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When mother Sara Gibbs pulled her child out of the arcade and restaurant, her child bumped into and knocked over another child, according to an Athens-Clarke County police report obtained Thursday by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Kristen McCart chased Gibbs, who ignored the fact that her child knocked over another child, according to the report. The two moms’ fight turned physical in the parking lot, the report states.

Officer N. Della Fortuna wrote that a witness showed officers cellphone video of the fight.

The video shows McCart and another woman, dressed in all black, on the ground hitting each other, police say. 

“Multiple people are attempting to separate the physical altercation, which led to more pushing and yelling, causing the altercation to worsen,” Fortuna wrote. “Eventually, the two were separated and the altercation returns to a verbal dispute.”

The police reports states Anna Petree was the woman who first fought with McCart and that Petree pushed McCart’s “significant other,” Adidas Whitehead.

After being pushed, Whitehead allegedly struck at least two women in the crowd with a closed fist, the report says.

One woman, who was not charged, had noticeable swelling and bruising under her right eye, but she denied medical treatment, Fortuna wrote in the report.

Petree’s open wound under her left eye was severe enough that she was taken to a nearby hospital.

McCart, Gibbs and Whitehead were arrested on charges of public fighting. Whitehead was also charged with battery. Petree was charged with fighting in public, but has not been booked with a mug shot, according to sheriff’s office officials.

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Cardi B, Offset pose for risque Rolling Stone cover

Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 6:33 PM

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: Recording artists Cardi B and Offset attend the Prabal Gurung front row during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery I at Spring Studios on February 11, 2018 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: Recording artists Cardi B and Offset attend the Prabal Gurung front row during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery I at Spring Studios on February 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)(Andrew Toth)

In the year since “Bodak Yellow” arrived, Cardi B has escalated from projected one-hit wonder to ubiquitous charmer.

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Her frank talk and unapologetic attitude toward her past as a stripper have only bolstered her internet appeal; she’s landed everywhere from “Saturday Night Live” to Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radio show to the Grammy Awards (albeit as a collaborator with Bruno Mars).

Now Cardi, who will perform at the One Musicfest in September, is on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine for the second time in eight months (it’s technically the July issue).

The risqué photo, which Cardi released on her Instagram account after it apparently leaked elsewhere, immediately sparked the usual love it/hate it fervor on social media.

To complement a feature about her “love story” with Offset, of the Atlanta rap trio Migos, Cardi is posing bottom-less, her baby bump being kissed by her baby daddy as he slouches next to her in a bell-bottomed red suit.

“This cover is so special to me and means so much! Thank you to everyone who helped put this amazing cover together! …My daughter made it to the Rollin Stone cover !!!!,” she wrote on Instagram, also confirming the baby’s sex.

During her visit to Stern’s radio show in May, Cardi B mentioned that she and Offset are building a home in Atlanta for their new family. 

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Small earthquake detected in Mexico City after national team beats Germany 

Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 6:20 PM

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - JUNE 17: Mexicans celebrate at the Angel of Independence after the Mexico National Team victory over Germany in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia on June 17, 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez / Getty Images)
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MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - JUNE 17: Mexicans celebrate at the Angel of Independence after the Mexico National Team victory over Germany in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia on June 17, 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez / Getty Images)(Manuel Velasquez/Getty Images)

Fans cheering the national team’s win over Germany created an “artificial quake” that tipped the Richter scale, according to reports

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Seismologists at two monitoring stations in Mexico City picked up readings when Hirving Lozano scored 35 minutes into Mexico’s 1-0 upset over defending champion Germany Sunday, according to USA Today

Officials at the California Earthquake Center told USA Today the induced quake likely generated a 2 on the Richter scale and would have gone unnoticed by the public if it were a typical earthquake. 

Germany became the third defending champion to lose in its opening match in the last 16 years. Mexico next plays Korea Republic June 23. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Truck fatally hits two children at mud bogging event, officials say

Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 5:05 PM

Two children were fatally hit at a mud bogging event Sunday in Georgia. (Photo: Pixabay)
Two children were fatally hit at a mud bogging event Sunday in Georgia. (Photo: Pixabay)

Two children, 15 and 10 years old, were hit and killed at a mudding event in Middle Georgia when a driver lost control of his truck due to a mechanical failure, the Georgia State Patrol said.

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An 11-year-old was hit and injured in the incident Saturday night at the South Creek Mud Boggin’ in Milledgeville, according to the GSP.

Shortly before 7 p.m., the driver of a 1988 Chevrolet S10 was completing his run through the mud pit and preparing to exit, GSP spokeswoman Franka Young said.

“The throttle of the vehicle stuck, the driver was unable to slow down, and he lost control of his vehicle as he exited the mud pit,” she said.

“The vehicle traveled through a cabled area and struck three small children before it overturned and came to an uncontrolled stop.”

The 11-year-old was flown to a medical facility in Jacksonville, Florida. The others were pronounced dead at the scene.

No identities have been released. The GSP is conducting an investigation.

“Our Mud Boggin’ family is heartbroken,” event officials said on Facebook. “There are no words that can ever be said to even begin to express our sorrow.”

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'At Last': School receptionist celebrates summer break with viral intercom serenade

Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 2:41 AM

School Receptionist Serenades Students With Viral Intercom Serenade

A school receptionist's stunning ode to summer is going viral.

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According to USA Today, Regina Ballard, who works at North Lincoln High in Lincolnton, North Carolina, took to the school intercom Wednesday to welcome summer break with a joyful rendition of Etta James' "At Last."

The performance, which was captured on video, quickly made the rounds on social media.

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"I love my job, y'all, but I look forward to summers when I can spend time with my grands & family, sooo...here it is...At Last!!!" Ballard, 57, wrote Wednesday in a Facebook post that racked up more than 11,000 shares and 620,000 views by Sunday morning.

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I love my job, y'all, but I look forward to summers when I can spend time with my grands & family, sooo...here it is...At Last!!! Laura Thornhill Angie Turney Stump Christie Hockenberry Burke Andrea McLean

Posted by Regina Ballard on Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Ballard told USA Today that she's "blown away" by all the attention.

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