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Man fires a gun in a Kentucky national park after he claims he saw Bigfoot, couple says

(CNN) -- A couple camping at a national park in Kentucky said they were rousted from their tent by a man who told them he had seen a Bigfoot.

The man said he fired into the darkness after the ape-like monster that has never been proven to exist lunged at him, the couple told CNN on Wednesday.

Law enforcement rangers with the Mammoth Cave National Park responded to the incident involving the camper with the firearm at one of the park's backcountry campsites early Sunday, park spokeswoman Molly Schroer said in a statement.

The statement did not confirm a Bigfoot sighting but Schroer said no threat remains in the park.

Federal regulations prohibit the discharge of a firearm in the national park, she said. Park officials know the identity of the person who allegedly fired a weapon; no charges have been filed.

Madelyn Durand and her boyfriend Brad Ginn, who reported the incident to park rangers, said the encounter frightened themAnd the attention over the alleged sighting of the cryptozoological mystery known as Bigfoot, or Sasquatch, has surprised the Bowling Green, Kentucky, couple.

"I was mostly just concerned about him shooting the gun in the middle of the night without him really seeing anything," said Durand, 22.

Durand said she was awakened around 11 p.m. when she heard noises outside their tent. She assumed other campers were being rowdy and drinking. She woke Ginn after a flashlight shined into the tent.

"We got out of the tent and saw a man who told us their campsite had been destroyed by someone or something," said Durand, a student at Western Kentucky University.

The man, who was with his young son, showed them his gun on his hip and told them the area was popular for Bigfoot sightings, Durand recalled. The couple climbed back into their tent as the man walked away to investigate with his son in tow.

"We heard them coming back about 10 minutes later. We heard them yelling 'I see it!' Durand said.

She added: "We saw the flash from his gun, and he shot maybe 20 yards from the side of our tent into the pitch-black darkness."

Durand said she was scared that the gunfire could have struck them.

The man with firearm seemed frightened, too. He told the couple his hands were shaking, they recalled.

"The guy said he saw a Bigfoot emerge from the brush and it was coming towards him, so he shot at it," said Ginn, 24, who also attends Western Kentucky University.

"We shined a flashlight to see if there was an animal or something. And there was absolutely nothing there," Durand said.

Once the adrenalin wore off, the couple made jokes about their strange night during their 5-mile hike to back their car in the darkness.

"We're pretty shocked by how much it's blown up," Ginn said.

The legendary Bigfoot is commonly associated with the Pacific Northwest. But sightings have been reported all over the country and celebrated.

In Marion, North Carolina, near the Blue Ridge Mountains, Marion's mayor proclaimed Bigfoot the city's official animal during an inaugural Bigfoot festival last September.

Federal records released in July showed the FBI analyzed a sample of alleged Bigfoot hairs in the 1970s "in the interest of research and scientific inquiry" that turned out to be deer hairs.

There are skeptics of the legend of Bigfoot, of course. Some have even pretended to see the hairy monster.

Durand and Ginn said their dog, a Rhodesian Ridgeback named Buu, didn't react to the alleged sighting.

"We're not believers," Durand said.

17 hospitalized after buses, dump truck collide near Chicago

LIBERTVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Police say 17 children and adults have been hospitalized after a dump truck crashed into three school buses in a northern Chicago suburb.

Lake County Sheriff's Sgt. Chris Covelli says the buses were carrying a total of 144 children ages 5-14 and adults in unincorporated Libertyville about 11:10 a.m. Thursday when the truck struck the rear of one bus, causing that bus to crash into the bus ahead of it and the second bus to crash into a third.

Covelli says about 17 people on the buses, including children and adults, went to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. The rest were evaluated by paramedics at the scene.

Covelli says the buses carried campers and camp counselors from the North Suburban YMCA Summer Camp in Northbrook.

Facebook announces first takedown of influence campaign with ties to Saudi government

(CNN) -- Facebook said Thursday it had found evidence of something cyber security and national security experts have long suspected: people tied to the government of Saudi Arabia have been running covert campaigns on Facebook and Instagram in a bid to prop up support for the kingdom and attack its enemies.

Thursday's announcement is Facebook's first public disclosure of its having found and taken down a covert influence campaign linked to the Saudi government. The people behind the campaign — who Facebook did not name but said were linked to the Saudi government — ran an expansive operation involving hundreds of Facebook pages and accounts. They built fictitious personas, Facebook said, and were well-resourced, spending more than $100,000 on ads on Facebook and Instagram.

The pages involved in the campaign had more than one million followers, Facebook said.

"We have shared information about our findings with law enforcement, industry partners and policymakers," Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook's head of cybersecurity policy, wrote in a blog post released Thursday.

Responding to the Facebook takedown, the Saudi government's media organization — the Center for International Communication — said in a statement to CNN Business, "The government of Saudi Arabia has no knowledge of the mentioned alleged 'extensive covert information operation' and does not know on what basis such an operation was linked to it."

Over the past two years, Facebook has hired staff with backgrounds in areas including intelligence, law enforcement and journalism to be part of a team finding and closing down coordinated campaigns on the platform, including some spreading disinformation and linked to nation-states.

"We're constantly working to detect and stop this type of activity because we don't want our services to be used to manipulate people. We're taking down these Pages, Groups and accounts based on their behavior, not the content they posted," Gleicher wrote.

The company's threat investigators have access to information like IP addresses, email addresses, and other indicators that they use to determine who is behind a network of accounts and from where they are operating.

Some of the Saudi pages posed as local news websites targeting people in the Middle East and North Africa; other accounts were run using personas made to look like locals from countries in those regions. The network of pages and accounts posted about Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman's economic and social reform plan, touted what they portrayed as the success of the Saudi armed forces in Yemen, and "also frequently shared criticism of neighboring countries including Iran, Qatar and Turkey, and called into question the credibility of Al-Jazeera news network and Amnesty International," Gleicher wrote.

Facebook said recent reporting from the investigative website Bellingcat helped the company identify the pages that it took down.

In June, Bellingcat released a report claiming that Saud al-Qahtani, bin Salman's communications chief who was implicated in the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, purchased hacking services and was involved in creating fake social media accounts.

Facebook said that while it benefited from the information Bellingcat published, it did not find any direct links between the pages it removed and al-Qahtani.

The kingdom blamed Khashoggi's murder on some of bin Salman's closest aides. Al-Qahtani and several other officials were relieved of their positions in 2018. Saudi prosecutors said al-Qahtani was under investigation and was barred from leaving the kingdom.

Two weeks after Khashoggi's disappearance, al-Qahtani posted a tweet apparently responding to widespread accusations that he was the mastermind of Khashoggi's killing.

"Do you think I would create something out of the makings of my own mind and without direction? I am an employee and a faithful executor of the orders of the King and His Highness the faithful Crown Prince," he wrote in an October 17 tweet.

Bin Salman has denied any involvement in Khashoggi's death.

In total Facebook took down 217 Facebook accounts, 144 Facebook pages, five Facebook groups, and 31 Instagram accounts that were part of the network. The pages posted mostly in Arabic, Facebook said, and focused primarily on "Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Morocco, Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan."

The pages had more than one million followers, though as always with any operation like this it is unclear how many of those followers were real and how many were either faked or purchased in a bid to make the pages look legitimate.

"We're taking down these Pages, Groups and accounts based on their behavior, not the content they posted," Gleicher added.

Facebook also announced it had removed a separate, unconnected network of accounts run out of the United Arab Emirates and Egypt. The pages in that network had almost 14 million followers and had spent $167,000 on ads on Facebook. The pages were run by a pair of marketing firms in the UAE and Egypt and targeted audiences in the Middle East and North Africa, Facebook said.

CNN has reached out to the UAE company allegedly involved. Contact details for the Egyptian company could not immediately be found.

The pages posted about "alleged support of terrorist groups by Qatar and Turkey, Iran's activity in Yemen, the conflict in Libya, successes of the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, and independence for Somaliland," Gleicher wrote.

One of Robert F. Kennedy’s granddaughters has died, family says

(CNN) -- A granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy died, the Kennedy family said in a statement Thursday.

Saoirse Kennedy Hill, 22, was the daughter of Courtney Kennedy Hill — one of the 11 children of the late presidential candidate and the environmental and human rights activist Ethel Kennedy.

"Our hearts are shattered by the loss of our beloved Saoirse. Her life was filled with hope, promise and love," they said.

Her grandmother, Ethel Kennedy, said in the statement, "The world is a little less beautiful today."

She had volunteered in Mexico to build schools in indigenous communities and was "moved by the causes of human rights and women's empowerment," her family said.

Barnstable police detectives were investigating a "reported unattended death" in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, a spokeswoman with the Cape & Islands District Attorney's Office told CNN.

The death was reported on the same street where the Kennedy compound is located.

Tara Miltimore, a Cape & Islands assistant district attorney, didn't release the identity of the victim or the home's exact address.

Emergency crews were called to a medical emergency at the Kennedy compound in Massachusetts earlier on Thursday, according to the Hyannis Fire Department.

Hyannis Fire Lt. David Webb told CNN that an individual was taken to the Cape Cod Hospital on Thursday after a call for assistance was made at 28 Marchant Avenue.

It was unclear why the emergency call was made.

The six-acre waterfront property in Hyannis Port on Cape Cod is home to several members of the Kennedy family. The compound captured the nation's attention during the presidency of John F. Kennedy in the 1960s.

The presidential helicopter, Marine One, landed there countless times and high-profile politicians visited the property.

Sportscast August 1, 2019

Assumption and Central DeWitt are set to square off in the Class 3A Baseball Semi-Finals.  Assumption has won two straight State Championship and seven straight games at Principal Park.  Central DeWitt has plenty of pitching as they get ready to play.

Iowa State Football has their annual Media Day.  The Cyclones are coming off an 8-5 season and a second straight bowl appearance.  ISU is ranked 24th in the preseason poll and have high expectations for the 2019 season.

Davenports new Superintendent officially takes over

DAVENPORT, Iowa- The Davenport school district officially has a new superintendent.

Dr. Robert Kobylski has finalized his paperwork with the state of Iowa and has officially started the job.

Last month there was some concern the paperwork wouldn't be finished on time.

Kobylski had to take classes at St. Ambrose University to round out his certification.

 

Iowa tax-free weekend is here

IOWA- Families can save some money on their back to school shopping August 2-3.

Iowa's tax-free weekend kicks off that Friday and runs through Saturday.

Most clothing and footwear items that cost less than $100 qualify for the tax exemption, however, jewelry, accessories, and sporting equipment do not.

What you need to know with sports betting just weeks away in Iowa

BETTENDORF, Iowa-- Iowans and visitors to the Hawkeyes state are just a few weeks away from placing their first bets on professional and college sports.

State lawmakers legalized sports betting earlier this year, and new rules were released earlier this week.

People can start betting on games and some fantasy sports starting August 15.

The Isle Casino in Bettendorf is getting ready, building the William Hill Sports Book at the Isle Casino.

"We'll have about odds monitors that people will be able to view what the odds are in the various, different games or the sports being offered," Isle Casino General Manager Nancy Ballenger says. "And then we have 65-inch TVs where you'll be able to view things."

To place a bet, you'll have to visit a licensed casino, like the Isle, in Iowa. You have to be at least 21-years-old. You can either make your bets in person or sign up for a mobile account. Then you can place bets anywhere in Iowa from an app on your phone. The app uses geofencing to ensure bets are placed from inside state lines.

Industry leaders hope this will be a draw for casinos.

"It becomes a social event," says Nick Bogdanovich, director of trading for William Hill Sports Book. "And you sit around and watch the game with your group. It definitely brings energy to the property, without a doubt."

Under Iowa law, casinos pay a $45,000 license fee to get started with sports betting, followed by annual renewals. There's also a 6.75 percent tax on the house's revenues.

"I think there are people that are just passionate about sports," Ballenger says. "It's probably happening in some basements and some restaurants, and to be able to come into the casino and have a different experience and to bet on the sport legally will be something really exciting for the state."

The Isle Casino will have a kick-off for sports betting on August 15 at noon.

Illinois also legalized sports betting this year but doesn't have a timeline for implementation.

Mom warns parents to thoroughly vet child care providers after shocking discovery

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri family is warning other parents to do their homework when choosing a child care provider after learning a woman convicted of endangering their daughter might be trying to run an in-home day care.

Zariah Myers is a playful little girl about to turn 4, but her mom knows it's a miracle Zariah is happy and healthy.

"I cried. I was scared," said Meredith Tucker, Zariah's mom.

In September 2017, while in the care of her stepmom, Zariah was rushed to the hospital. Tucker was told the toddler had fallen down a flight of steps.

Zariah had bruising allover her body and doctors diagnosed her with a brain bleed, injuries they said were a result of child abuse, according to court and medical records.

"I just looked at her and just didn't know how someone could harm such a little tiny sweet little girl. She's so sweet," Christyn Dye, Zariah's cousin, said.

Since Zariah's stepmother, Kelsie Myers, was the only one around when the injuries happened, prosecutors charged her with endangering the welfare of a child.  After a two-year legal battle, Myers pleaded guilty to the charge last week.

"It's the hardest thing a parent has to go through, and I don't wish it on anybody," Tucker said.

But as the court case was ending, Zariah's family learned Myers was advertising her in-home day care online.

"I looked at that and was like, 'How do you think you can be trusted with somebody else's kids? You couldn't even take care of your stepdaughter, let alone somebody else's kids,'" Dye said.

Tucker said she hopes all parents will take the time to be diligent and thoroughly research anyone they might consider as a child care provider.

"You need to look into everything. Look up child abuse and neglect registry, the sex offender registry, look on CaseNet," Dye said.

Also watch for red flags, like a lack of references and a limited number of children they're willing to watch, which could allow them to babysit without needing a state day care license.

Official Cardinals brand license plate coming to Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois- Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White unveiled a new St. Louis Cardinals permanent Illinois license plate will be coming to Illinois after Labor Day.

The license plate features the Cardinals iconic ‘Birds on Bat’ logo.

Vicki Bryant, vice president of Event Services and Merchandising for the St. Louis Cardinals, joined White for the unveiling. “As someone born in Alton, I am proud of the legacy the St. Louis Cardinals have built in the Metro East and throughout Illinois,” said White. “This is an exciting opportunity for fans to express pride for their team, while supporting public education in Illinois. It is my pleasure to have the St. Louis Cardinals organization take part in this meaningful program.” “We appreciate the opportunity to work with Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White to create a St. Louis Cardinals license plate,”

After Labor Day, the public will be able to preorder the St. Louis Cardinals license plates by visiting www.cyberdriveillinois.com. Fans will be able to order random number, personalized or vanity plates.

Officials say each license plate sale and renewal raises $25 for the Professional Sports Teams Education Fund and is earmarked for the Common School Fund, which supports public schools throughout the state of Illinois.

The cost to purchase a random number Cardinals plate for a currently titled vehicle with valid Illinois registration will be $69. Pricing is different for vanity and personalized license plates.

Friend of man found dead in Mississippi river says he was homeless, not hopeless

DAVENPORT, Iowa-- A Davenport man wants to make sure people never forget his friend who drowned in the Mississippi River.

On Sunday 51-year-old Paul Domine's body was pulled from the river near Buffalo, Iowa. He happened to be homeless. But Domine's friends say just because he lived on the streets doesn't mean he didn't have hope for a brighter future.

All packed up, driver in position, it's time to hit the road and help. This isn't just any bus, it's Dwain Womack's supply closet on wheels.

"People can come right on the bus, pick what they need, and then they can leave," says Womack.

It started with a flicker of empathy.

"Homeless has a stigma to it, so when I meet people I tell them you are my street friend," says Womack.

That passion ignited when Womack met his first street friend, Paul Domine.

"Pauley had a quote. He said I'm homeless not hopeless," says Womack.

Womack would visit Pauly, bring him what he needed. The two talked on the phone a few weeks back, a call Pauly made from rehab with a sense of hope.

"He sounded so good. He told me he was in rehab, and he put on some weight, and he was feeling great. The next thing I knew, I saw an article in the paper about a guy in the river," says Womack.

A guy, now a body, pulled from the Mississippi River, identified as 51-year-old Paul Domine, a homeless man.

"Just because he was a guy that lived on the street doesn't mean he was hopeless. He was somebody," says Womack.

Now Womack is making it his mission to keep his friend's memory alive.

On Thursday, C.I. Signs & Apparel, Womack had a permanent decal put on his bus. It's a picture of his friend Pauly with his saying "I'm homeless not hopeless."

This isn't just any supply closet on wheels, now. To Womack, it's the memory of a friend.

"Here he is so he will be with me now wherever I go," says Womack.

And to everyone else who sees it, it's a reminder no matter who you are, there is hope.

"You can always have hope for a better future."

On Monday, August 5, there will be a memorial for Paul Domine at Le Claire Park in Davenport. It starts at 7 p.m. and everyone is invited to attend.

Tenants escape a fire inside an East Moline apartment building

EAST MOLINE, Illinois - Sitting on the side of the street, Michael Unzel described the moments flames fully engulfed the apartment building in the 1100 block of 15th Avenue on Thursday, August 1st.

Unzel lives there and said he was sitting on the couch with his wife and their two dogs when he heard fire alarms blaring in the hallway.

"The hallways is full of black smoke and our landlord ran through," said Unzel. "Get out, now! Get out!"

Without a shirt on his back, Unzel said he grabbed his two dogs and he and his wife escaped using stairs on the backside of the building.

Both Unzel and his wife, Cari, are military veterans.

"So, I sit here right now trying to think about scrapbooks, our kids pictures, our military pictures. They're all gone."

Escaping without a scratch, Unzel said his service dog, Bella, and his greyhound, Zakara are okay. But, three cats were left behind. Their condition is unknown.

"When I met her we didn't have nothing," said Michael Unzel. "We are just getting ahead in life."

Michael's wife, Cari, was still shaking as firefighters knocked down the blaze.

"You see it on T.V. all the time. You never think it is going to happen to you," she told News 8. "It's like living in a nightmare right now."

Their neighbor Jeramie Hoyt was at work when he learned about the fire.

"I was on my lunch break and all I hear is people screaming and yelling and my wife yelling at the kids, trying to get them out of there," he said.

He was describing the moments his wife called him, telling him that she and their 5-year-old and 16-year-old kids were escaping the burning building.

One of the children didn't even have shoes on their feet as they rushed to safety.

"Everything I work for and everything that I have tried to build and get for us here, in a matter of minutes, is gone," said Hoyt.

Still, Hoyt says he is thankful. His wife and kids survived the flames and he says "other stuff can be replaced."

To learn more about the fire, click here.

Woman walks into humane society, asks for 2 dogs that had been there the longest

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Every animal lover will love this story.

A woman named Leslie walked into a North Carolina humane society and asked to take home the two dogs that had been there the longest and the ones with the most special needs.

Leslie wasn’t joking, and the Asheville Humane Society knew just the pair for her.

According to a Facebook post, the humane society introduced Leslie to Sam, who had extensive medical issues and was returned to the shelter after being adopted — and 13-year-old Brutus, who has severe separation anxiety, and was originally surrendered to be euthanized.

“We vowed to find these two amazing dogs their second chance, no matter how long it took,” the Asheville Humane Society said. 

On July 26, Leslie brought the two dogs to her home, which has two acres of fenced-in yard for them to “spend their golden years.” The heart-warming moment Leslie walked them to her car was captured on camera.

The shelter had touching words as the adoption took place:

“As she walked them to the car, Leslie talked softly to these two sweet souls, with their creaky joints and grey muzzles, who have been through so much hardship. She told both Sam and Brutus that they now had a family to love them for the rest of their days. And Leslie assured Brutus especially, who panics when left behind, that he would never spend another moment alone ever again (Leslie, you have a heart of gold!!!) There wasn’t a dry eye in sight as staff, board members and volunteers gathered to say a bittersweet goodbye to two of our favorite furry friends!”

M&M’s releasing fudge brownie candies

MCLEAN, Va. — Good news for chocolate lovers!  A new flavor of M&M’s is hitting the shelves this fall and it’s reportedly “worth the wait.”

M&M’s announced on Wednesday they’ve “been working on something delicious” — new Fudge Brownie M&M’s.

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According to Instagram blogger @junkfoodleaks_, who says they “have the privilege of sourcing new and unreleased samples of junk before they become available to the general public,” the candies are larger in size and very tasty.

The blogger states the candies resemble a peanut M&M but are rounder.

“”These chocolate candies soften up quick, and the gooey texture of a warm brownie begins to take over your taste buds,” wrote @junkfoodleaks_. “For those who love the brownie aftertaste, this is a home run.”

The blogger also states that these decadent candies will be available this fall, if not sooner.

Additionally, the purple product bag doesn’t have a limited-edition indication anywhere, so it’s possible this flavor could be a permanent part of the M&M’s collection!

Man exposed himself to kids at lemonade stands, police say

DAVIS COUNTY, Utah - Two Davis County police departments are warning about a man who has apparently exposed himself to children at multiple lemonade stands.

Kids in one Kaysville neighborhood love nothing more than setting up their lemonade stand and playing outside during the summer.

"'Mr. Cheney, Mr. Cheney! You going to buy from us today?' 'Well you know I am,'" said neighbor Kerry Cheney, of how the kids come over to his house across the street. "I said, 'I can't wait!'"

Neighbors enjoy seeing the kids go from door to door, announcing the lemonade stand is open for business for the afternoon.

"How precious can you get?" Cheney told KSTU, "They're having so much fun with it, and they just can't wait. Their little eyes light up."

Doorbell camera video shows an afternoon of fun from last week, until a black Toyota pulled up an hour later and a man bought a cup of lemonade.

One parent said he stayed in his car, and her daughter walked up to the passenger side window with lemonade.

"At that time, he spilled the juice on an area and told my daughter, 'Can you go get a napkin? I spilled,'" said Megan Seegmiller. "And when my daughter looked down, he exposed himself to my daughter."

Seegmiller said her 7-year-old ran home to tell her what happened, clearly disturbed, and Seegmiller called the police.

She found out this isn't the first exposing incident in the area; Farmington Police took three reports in June where a man exposed himself at lemonade stands in different places.

Between the three incidents, eight children ages two to 12 years old were victimized, Farmington Police indicated.

All of the descriptions seem to match up to a single suspect.

"We have been communicating with Farmington PD, we understand maybe some similar incidents that have occurred down there, and we're working directly with them about their information to see if our cases are in fact the same person," said Lt. Paul Thompson with Kaysville Police.

Thompson said the suspect is a white male around 30 years old, possibly growing a beard. Farmington Police described the man as a white male around his 30s, with a dark beard and dark hair.

He was seen in a black car. Seegmiller said her daughter thought it was a Toyota Corolla.

Lt. Thompson added that a man with a similar description approached four girls on a trail in early July pretending to have a flat tire, before exposing himself.

Should they find the man, police said he could face serious charges of lewdness or lewdness involving a minor.

Seegmiller said she no longer lets her kids set up the lemonade stand. Their favorite summertime activity is ruined.

"It's so disturbing. It makes you so angry inside, because kids these days - they should be able to be outside to do lemonade stands," Seegmiller said. "It's just so infuriating."

Five suicides linked to one college student, lawsuit alleges

ST. LOUIS — A Missouri University, a fraternity, and a former student are being sued in connection with a series of suicides on campus at Truman State University.

Nicole Gorovsky is the attorney representing some of the parents of the deceased students. She told KTVI “He participated, aided and abetted these people in committing suicide.”

Gorovsky was commenting on Brandon Grossheim and five suicides that occurred at Truman State University between 2016 and 2017. Three of the deaths happened at the Alpha Kappa Lambada fraternity house. Brandon Grossman was a fraternity member at the time. Gorovsky says what he did was a crime, calling it manslaughter. She filed a lawsuit on behalf of the parents of Alexander Mullins and Joshua Thomas, two of the young men took their own lives.

The lawsuit claims student Brandon Grossheim told police he counseled, gave advice, step by step directions to people on how to deal with depression, and to do their own free will.

“Which of course has very strong implications that he was counseling them on how to commit suicide,” said Gorovsky.

Alex’s mother, Melissa Bottorff-Arey said, “I would want him (Brandon Grossheim) to face his day in court and be held accountable for the death.”

The attorney said the university and fraternity knew about Grossheim’s close relationships to the students and did nothing to stop him.

“There was clear foreseeability to the university that there was somebody dangerous on this campus and they didn`t do anything about it," Gorovsky added,

“He (Grossheim) was involved and kind of bending their ear, if you will, just kind of planting thoughts in their head,” said Melissa Bottorff-Arey.

The two other people who took their lives were apparently friends of Grossheim. The lawsuit says Grossheim was one of the last people to see each victim before their deaths and was reportedly seen wearing one of the victim's clothing. All the suicides were in the same manner.

“He needs to pay for what he’s done,” said Melissa Bottorff-Arey.

The university released a statement that says, “We strongly disagree with the allegations and will defend the suit vigorously.”

The school added that it will become clear the university is not responsible for the deaths of these students. A spokesman for the fraternity says they've yet to receive the lawsuit and had no comment.

Pit bull protects Tennessee woman from copperhead snake

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WTVF) — A pit bull killed a copperhead snake that was dangerously close to his owner.

Haley McCormack said it’s dark when she gets home from work; she didn’t see the snake lurking in a corner by the stairs leading to her door. Her dog, Arlo, did though, and he immediately jumped to defend her.

“It was in this leaf-like area over here, and it was recoiled back so it was going to strike, he got there before I could go any further, he grabbed it by the tail, and then just started kind of shaking it,” McCormack said, “While he was shaking it, it was biting his face, it got him three times for sure, possibly four.”

Arlo killed the snake, but he was seriously hurt. McCormack rushed him to BluePearl Pet Hospital in Nashville.

“His neck is super swollen,” McCormack said, “It made his eye almost completely swollen shut.”

Sometimes, copperhead bites can be fatal to pets. Bites can be more dangerous if the venom reaches their facial area. However, Arlo is a fighter and is expected to be okay.

“To think how much loyalty, and love he had for me, to risk his own life for mine, it’s really special. It makes me have more respect for him not just as a dog, but as a family member, somebody that protects me,” McCormack said.

Arlo is feeling much better after getting anti-venom, pain medication and CBD oil.

“We’re both lucky to have each other for sure,” McCormack said.

While McCormack was at the animal hospital, she said another dog came in with a snake bite too. According to Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners, they’ve treated more than a dozen snake bite cases this summer. Last year, they treated 17 snake bites cases in the Middle Tennessee area. McCormack hopes this serves as a warning to pet owners. Copperhead venom is rarely deadly to humans, but it can be fatal to small animals.

Copperheads mate in the spring, and usually give birth around the late summer or fall.

The great escape: Hundreds of goats run through Washington neighborhood

ISSAQUAH, Wash. - About 200 goats escaped and ran through the streets of an Issaquah neighborhood this week.

The goats' owner told The Seattle Times that the goats had spent about three weeks in the Issaquah Highlands clearing vegetation.

He believes one goat hit another, which likely knocked over a fence and set off the great escape.

You can see a dog running alongside the goats, clearly having the best day ever.

But that's not the dog that helped corral most of the goats to a nearby dog park and into a trailer. It took a border collie to tackle that.

The neighbor who shot the video says he spent an hour trying to help herd them back as well.

Nail salon employee accused of molesting 5-year-old boy as his mom got a manicure

MESA, Ariz. – An employee at a nail salon in Mesa is accused of molesting a 5-year-old boy Wednesday afternoon, KNXV reports.

The incident happened around 2 p.m. at Premier Nails & Spa near Ellsworth and Baseline roads.

According to police records, the boy’s mother had just finished getting her nails done when her son went to use the restroom.

As the boy was leaving the restroom, the suspect, 57-year-old Minh Hoa Truong, reached out and grabbed the boy and pulled him close to his body.

According to the report, the boy’s mother told police she thought Truong was being playful until she saw him putting his hand down the boy’s shorts. The boy’s mother went and immediately pulled her son away and called police.

When officers arrived on scene, they reviewed security camera footage which corroborated the woman’s story. The video shows Truong trying to pull the boy’s shorts down and then putting his hands inside. Video shows the boy squirming and then dropping to the floor to get away. When the boy’s mom approaches, Truong is seen removing his hand from inside the boy’s clothes.

During an interview with police, the boy told officers he tried to get away from Truong, but he grabbed his arm, stuck his hand inside his shorts, touched his genitals and “was moving it.”

Truong told police he worked at the shop and the “girl” came up to him and said “hi” and that’s when he pulled “her” and played with “her.” He then told police he wanted an attorney.

Troung is facing multiple charges including molestation of a child.

French’s creates mustard flavored ice cream to celebrate National Mustard Day

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — American mustard brand French’s has teamed up with a California-based ice cream company to create mustard flavored ice cream ahead of National Mustard Day.

French’s announced Wednesday that it would be bringing French’s Mustard Ice Cream to life for a limited-time run in both New York and Los Angeles to celebrate National Mustard Day, which is Saturday, according to a press release.

“This limited-edition ice cream was developed with Coolhaus Ice Cream to bring together two all-American classics, ice cream and mustard, in a surprising yet delicious offering,” the company said.

Those wishing to try the “sweet-and-savory” treat can grab a scoop at Coolhaus locations in L.A. between August 2-4 and 9–11.

They can also grab a taste in New York from the “French’s Mustard Ice Cream truck” at Rockefeller Center and Columbus Circle on August 1, Brooklyn Heights and Madison Square Park on August 2 and  Main Street in the Hamptons and East Hampton Main Beach on August 3.

French’s says they’re planning to serve the ice cream treat with a pretzel cookie, maximizing on the “sweet-and-savory” cravings.

The company has also released a do-it-yourself recipe for those who want to try mustard ice cream but cannot travel to NYC or LA. Click here for the easy-to-make at-home recipe.

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