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Video shows Georgia waitress tackle customer after he appears to grope her

A man was arrested on charges of sexual battery after video appeared to show him grope a waitress working at a Savannah, Georgia, pizzeria, but not before the waitress dragged him to the ground after he groped her on the behind.

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Savannah Now reported surveillance video at Vinnie Van Go-Go’s shows customer Ryan Cherwinski, 31, walk past the waitress and grope her. The incident happened June 30 around 11 p.m.

People reported that the waitress, identified as Emelia Holden, 21, immediately turned around, grabbed Cherwinski by the collar and slammed him into a counter.

“I looked at him and I said, ‘You don’t touch me, (expletive)!’” Holden told People. “I didn’t even think, I just reacted. I don’t know how I reacted the way I did. I’ve never done that before.

“When I felt that happen, my first thought was that it was one of my friends,” she said. “It was a really intimate touch. His hand went further than it should have, so I was thinking, ‘There’s no way a stranger just did that.’”

Holden said Cherwinski, who is from Palm Bay, Florida, claimed he hardly touched her and was trying to push her out the way.

“Once the police saw the video, they immediately arrested him. There was no doubt that he did it,” Holden said.

Video of the incident first appeared on Reddit, later spreading elsewhere. Savannah Police Department spokeswoman Bianca Johnson confirmed that the video was the same one police viewed in order to make an arrest.

“It actually made me really happy,” Holden said of the arrest. “I knew something like that would happen eventually. I’m just happy that it was handled.”

Cherwinski was released from jail July 2.

Drunk man tries to punch Memphis officer on Beale Street, police say

A man was arrested for trying to hit a Memphis police officer on Beale Street, court records said. 

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According to the arrest affidavit FOX13 obtained, Joseph Pszczola was yelling in a popular restaurant just before 11 p.m. on Thursday. 

Employees of the business flagged down officers for help. When police arrived, they asked Pszczola to leave. Yet, he continued to scream, employees said. One of the officers said the suspect was slurring his speech and also smelled of alcohol. 

The confrontation spilled out into the street and escalated when Pszczola pushed an officer and tried to punch him, court records said

The officer then struck the suspect in the face, and Pszczola fell to the ground, according to court records. 

The suspect and the officer were transported to area hospitals and are expected to be OK. 

Pszczola was charged with misdemeanor assault, disorderly conduct and public intoxication. 

Florida mother deployed overseas frustrated with leaks in brand-new home

A deployed mother told Action News Jax she’s frustrated that her brand-new house is leaking while she’s serving overseas in the Navy.

The builder is a company Action News Jax has investigated in the past for complaints of shoddy construction.

Olivia Cannon’s next-door neighbor told Action News Jax he also noticed multiple leaks in his Dream Finders home in June, six months after he moved into his newly constructed house.

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“The entire situation is tiring, it’s stressful and it shouldn’t be happening. Not in a six-month-old house,” Cannon said.

Before Cannon deployed with the Navy to Japan, she wanted to make sure her two kids and mother had a nice place to live.

That’s why she bought a brand-new home from Dream Finders.

“This is the first new home I’ve lived in my entire life. I’ve worked my entire life to have a home like this. And I couldn’t have been more disappointed when I received this information,” Cannon said.

In January, a home inspector reported that he spotted three roof construction problems at the home that could lead to leaks.

Cannon said she spotted three holes in the ceiling leaking water into a bucket before she closed on the home in January.

A form that Cannon said shows what Dream Finders promised to fix before move-in noted “roof leak and nail heads.”

Cannon’s mother Elaine Sturgeon said the ceiling started leaking again in the same spot on Saturday.

“I looked up there and it was a little spot, where that little spot is right up there, it was bulged out like there was something behind it. And it was water,” said Sturgeon.

Dream Finders’ attorney Robert Riva said no one from Dream Finders was willing to talk on camera about this, but Riva answered Action News Jax’s questions by email.

Action News Jax asked Riva if Dream Finders is experiencing known issues with its roofing subcontractors leading to leaks in its new construction.

“To my knowledge, no,” Riva said in an email.

Roofers were supposed to come to Cannon’s house Thursday to fix the problem, but that did not happen.

Riva said the roofing subcontractor is supposed to fix the problem this week.

Father of Parkland school shooting survivors shot to death in Florida armed robbery

The father of two Parkland shooting survivors was shot and killed Tuesday during an armed robbery at the convenience store he owned in North Lauderdale, Florida, police said.

Ayub Ali’s son and daughter survived the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which left 17 dead.

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Ali was a father of four, WPLG reports.

Broward County Sheriff’s officials told WTVJ Ali was forced to the back of the store and shot by the suspect.

Sheriff’s officials released photos of the suspect caught on surveillance camera inside the store on Twitter.

“He took money from the cash register and left. The thief returned shortly after and shot Ali,” sheriff’s officials said in a statement. “The suspect wore a black vest, reddish-orange shorts with a black and white stripe on the sides, reddish-orange slides and a skull cap with 'Miami' stitched on the front.”

Ali was later pronounced dead at Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale.

WTVJ reports that a makeshift memorial had appeared at the convenience store when it reopened on Thursday.

Starbucks to open first U.S. ‘signing store,’ will be designed with deaf patrons in mind

Starbucks is taking a step to make sure a new store is accessible to those who use sign language to communicate.

The first “Signing Store” in America will open in Washington, D.C. in the fall.

About 20 to 25 employees will be hired from across the country. They will be proficient in American Sign Language, CBS News reported.

The idea was created with the help from the ASL Deaf Studies Department at Gallaudet University. The department is the only liberal arts school for higher learning for the deaf in the world and the store will be located near campus.

This isn’t the first time the company catered to deaf patrons. 

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The first “Signing Store” in the world opened in 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, CNN reported

To acknowledge the signing skills baristas have, they will wear aprons embroidered with ASL signs, CBS News reported. The employees will also wear a pin that says “I Sign.”

The cafe will also feature artwork and a mug designed by a deaf artist. 

The the store, which will be done at a current Starbucks location, will be designed to help deaf customers interact. It will be an open layout for easy visual communication and have low-glare reflective surfaces. 

It will also have events geared to the deaf community, CNN reported.


Salmonella outbreak in 26 states linked to raw turkey

A salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey has sickened at least 90 people across 26 states, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday.

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The illness has been reported in Alaska, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin, the CDC reports.

This could be a “widespread turkey industry” outbreak, the CDC reports.

Out of the 90 people sickened, 40 have been hospitalized.

No deaths have been reported.

The CDC has not determined where the turkey came from. People who got sick reported eating several raw turkey products sold under different brands from different stores.

Of 61 interviewed by the CDC, 37 said they ate turkey products that were purchased raw -- including turkey pieces and whole turkey.

Samples of raw turkey pet food and live turkeys also tested positive for salmonella.

The USDA and CDC said they have notified representatives of the turkey industry to reduce salmonella contamination.

To avoid salmonella, the CDC said it’s important to wash hands before and after preparing or eating turkey and make sure raw turkey is cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Food safety experts also advise using a separate cutting board for raw turkey products and avoid feeding raw food to pets because salmonella can make them sick.

Woman gives birth in San Antonio Chick-fil-A restroom

A woman in San Antonio gave birth in the most unlikely of places -- a Chick-fil-A restaurant bathroom.

Falon Griffin told KSAT she had to rush in to the Chick-fil-A while heading to the hospital to give birth.

She told KSAT she and her husband were dropping off their older children with a family friend in the parking lot, and realized she couldn’t wait.

“I didn't know I was going to have a baby in there! I was going to the restroom,” said Griffin.

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Griffin’s husband, Robert, told WFMY the young employees let the couple in after closing, and were quick to help under pressure.

“I hear high pitched screaming and I was like, OK-- this is serious. This is happening,” said Brenda Enriquez, the Chick-fil-A employee who called 911.

In a Facebook post, Robert Griffin said management brought them clean towels as Falon Griffin started to go into labor in the restaurant’s bathroom stall.

She gave birth to a girl, Gracelyn Griffin, about 15 minutes before paramedics arrived.

“Her birth certificate reads ‘Born in Chick-fil-A’ and the hospital had me sign the birth certificate as attending physician,” Robert Griffin wrote on Facebook.

Griffin said that Chick-fil-A has offered baby Gracelyn free Chick-fil-A for life and a guaranteed first job. 

Army pilot surprises dog after return from six-month deployment

A six-month separation because of deployment has come to an end with a slobbery surprise.

Zach Vohaska was deployed to Afghanistan, WFLD reported. During his tour of duty, he had to leave Buddy behind. 

When he got home, he decided he needed to surprise his four-footed friend, so he hid under a pile of blankets on the family couch, Fox News reported

Buddy realized that he knew that smell and started nosing more and more under the blankets. 

When he realized it was Vohaska, the tail didn’t stop wagging and Buddy jumped up to hug and lick his owner. 

The heartwarming moment was caught on video.

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Police officer says prayer over boy before brain surgery

A Georgia police officer is going viral for his act of kindness, but he says he was just doing his job.

Jason Lambert, an officer with the Warner Robins Police Department, took a moment to comfort a boy before the child went in for a surgical procedure on his brain.

Jalen Manns, 9, was diagnosed with a brain tumor called thalamic glioma in May. He started battling headaches over a year an a half ago. His mother had to quit her job to take care of her son full time because they became so bad. Then he was having anxiety and terrors at night. After going to see a sleep therapist, and going to the Autism Center, he had a brain MRI that discovered the tumor, WMAZ reported.

Eventually the officers at the Warner Robins Police Department heard about Jalen’s story and his planned biopsy.

Before his procedure, Lambert, along with members of the K-9 unit, stopped by to visit the boy.  They gave him a t-shirt and a stuffed animal of a German shepherd to add to his collection called “Jalen’s guard dogs,” WMAZ reported.

That’s when Lamberth knelt down and said a prayer for Jalen before escorting him to the hospital for his surgery.

Lamberth never thought he’d get the attention he has and that’s not why he prayed over Jalen.

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“I just wanted to get, one, believing in God’s healing powers. I never expected anything like this to go viral,” Lamberth told WMAZ.“I don’t want the attention. It’s not about me. It’s about God. It’s about Jalen and getting his story out there. I  just really hope and pray for his total healing and that people will go and support the family,” Lamberth told WMAZ.

After the escort, the officers helped get Jalen settled, and while he didn’t want them to leave, they promised him they’d be back.

“They all wanted to follow up with him,” Hannah Manns told CBS News. “They said they want to redo everything again after the procedure is over.”

A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help Jalen and his family. 

17 hurt after tornadoes strike central Iowa

At least 17 people are hurt after a series of tornadoes swept through central Iowa.

The towns of Marshalltown, Pella and Bondurant suffered extensive damage.

No deaths have been reported, according to the Des Moines Register.

Rod Donovan with the National Weather Service told the Associated Press that two primary storms spawned the series of tornadoes.

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One developed in the Marshalltown area while the other started east of Des Moines and traveled through Bondurant and into Pella.

Marshalltown, a town of 27,000 people, appears to have been hardest hit. 

Several buildings collapsed, and the cupola of the town’s historic courthouse tumbled 175 feet from the ground.

In Pella, a tornado hit an agricultural machinery maker, where people were working at the time.

The storm scattered huge sheets of metal through a parking lot.

One building was left with a giant hole in it.

Seven people at the facility were treated for minor injuries.

The exact number of tornadoes and their strength will be determined later.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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