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Published: Friday, March 09, 2018 @ 12:09 AM
Updated: Friday, March 09, 2018 @ 8:00 AM
LA MARQUE, Texas — A simple gesture of kindness by a Waffle House employee in Texas has gone viral.
Evoni Williams, 18, was working behind the counter at the Houston area restaurant on Saturday when she noticed 78-year-old Adrien Charpentier, who had an oxygen tank, was struggling to cut his food, Chron.com reported.
Williams, “without hesitation,” took the man’s plate and began cutting his food, Chron.com reported. Sitting nearby, patron Laura Wolf snapped a photograph and posted it to Facebook.
“He said his hands didn’t work too good,” Wolf wrote on her post.
“This may seem small but to him, I'm sure it was huge,” Wolf wrote. “I'm thankful to have seen this act of kindness and caring at the start of my day while everything in this world seems so negative," she wrote.
The photograph has been liked more than 52,000 times and shared more than 42,000 times.
“They got a fancy picture of my suspenders in the back," Charpentier said.
Williams, who started working at the Waffle House after graduating from high school in May 2017, said she never expected her actions to receive so much attention.
"I didn't know the photo was taken until a couple hours later.” Williams told Chron.com on Wednesday. “When I saw it, it's just something I would do for anybody.”
The City of La Marque honored Williams with her own day, and she received a $16,000 scholarship donated by Texas Southern University, KSDK reported.
Williams said she wants to study business management.
Published: Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 3:51 AM
TODAY: A quiet morning with some sunshine and a few afternoon clouds. Highs reach in the low 80s, which is near normal. A few passing showers or storms near Butler, Warren, and Clinton counties are expected, but most activity stay south of the Miami Valley completely.
TUESDAY: Sunshine and scattered clouds to start. Highs peak in the mid-80s with a heat index around 90 degrees. Some afternoon showers and storms develop late afternoon and evening.
WEDNESDAY: Sunshine with warm and muggy temperatures in the mid-80s. Heat index reaches around 90 degrees again. Scattered showers and storms in the afternoon and evening look to bring localized heavy rain and gusty winds.
THURSDAY: Some sunshine and a few clouds as it begin to heat up with temperatures in the upper 80s. The heat index reaches in the mid-90s as it looks to stay dry for the day.
FRIDAY: A dry end to the week with hot and very humid temperatures. Highs reach in the low 90s with a heat index around 100 degrees.
Published: Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 4:41 AM
SALEM, Mass. — Dozens of people were sickened after a chemical leak late Sunday at a Peabody plant in Salem, Massachusetts.
It was the second call to Thermal Circuits that firefighters received Sunday, and it wasn’t immediately clear if the business would reopen Monday morning.
That will depend on whether investigators and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) officials give the OK that it’s safe to return.
The concern stems from what appears to be two chemical leaks Sunday.
Salem firefighters got a call around 3:30 p.m. Sunday for what they said was a chlorine leak.
The building was evacuated as firefighters and hazmat teams checked everything out.
The leak was said to be under control around 4 p.m., but it wasn’t until 8:30 p.m. that the cleanup finished.
When the next shift was allowed to go back inside, several employees said they started having trouble breathing, felt nauseous and had trouble with consciousness.
Officials said 29 people were treated at area hospitals.
Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 12:53 AM
Updated: Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 5:13 AM
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Published: Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 1:50 AM
Updated: Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 2:53 AM
TROTWOOD — Crews responded to the 1500 block of Guenther Road on a reported stabbing that occurred early Monday morning.
OTHER LOCAL NEWS: One man in jail after domestic violence stabbing
The incident was dispatched around 1:45 a.m., per initial reports.
In a 6-minute call to dispatchers, the caller stated her mother reportedly stabbed her father and that he was losing a lot of blood.
“I don’t want my dad to die,” said the caller.
The victim was reportedly conscious, breathing, and talking, although the caller told the 911 dispatcher that he was on the floor.
The stabbing reportedly occurred as a result of a fight between the mother and father.
It is not clear where the victim was stabbed.