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Roommate admits fatally stabbing Georgia college student in the heart

On Aug. 27 of last year, Breyana Davis dialed 911 to report a stabbing. Davis had just plunged a knife into the heart of her roommate, a 21-year-old Georgia State University student, and doused him with boiling water at their DeKalb County apartment.

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On Monday, Davis, 22, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the killing of Charles Rudison, a business major who also worked at a Publix distribution center.

Judge Gregory A. Adams sentenced her to 20 years in prison.

Davis was initially charged with murder, but the district attorney’s office allowed her to plead to the lesser offense after “extensive discussions with the victim’s family,” DA spokeswoman Yvette Jones said.

Rudison’s sister, Karla Jones, had mixed feelings.

“I wish the years were longer,” she told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “but (at) least she's getting punishment for this.”

Jones and the rest of the family were devastated and confounded by the crime.

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Rudison, who had met Davis on an online student housing board, died after a night out in downtown Atlanta. Davis, whose attorney could not immediately be reached for comment, left him and another friend at one point and went back to their shared apartment.

Rudison and the other friend were angry with Davis because they had to catch a ride home with a ride-sharing service.

Once they arrived at the apartment, it took only moments for Davis to douse Rudison with boiling water and stab him, a detective testified in a previous hearing.

Even now, the motive for the crime is still mysterious.

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New island forms off North Carolina coast

An island that appeared to be little more than a “bump” in April has grown to span a mile across and three football fields wide off the coast of North Carolina, according to multiple reports.

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The island near the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse has been dubbed “Shelly Island,” so-named because it’s a prime location to find seashells, visitor Janice Regan told The Virginian-Pilot.

“Isn’t it crazy?” Regan asked the newspaper. “It was just a little bump in April.”

The island formed off Cape Point, “a constantly changing spit of land of about 100 acres,” according to The Virginian-Pilot.

Tourist Chad Koczera noticed the sandbar while searching for shells during a vacation with his fiancée, according to CNN. He realized that he couldn’t get to the island by foot, so he sent up his drone and photographed it.

Officials warned that despite the island’s picturesque beauty, it can be incredibly dangerous to reach. The Hatteras Island Rescue Squad said last week that it had to rescue five people from the island after the tide rose, surrounding them with quickly moving waters and stranding them.

“It becomes (inaccessible) as the tide begins to come in and the current rips through the channel at a dangerous speed,” officials said. “We highly recommend that visitors and residents do not attempt to wade or swim to the island.”

Confessed attempted rapist reveals chilling details of plans to rape real estate agents

A Pennsylvania judge has upheld the sentence of a Bucks County man who pleaded guilty to an attempted rape charge in 2013.

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Frank Yeager, 33, was sentenced to prison for up to 20 years and later appealed, contending that his lawyer did not question whether his confession was legal.

Yeager revealed he regarded his search for potential rape victims as “full time work,” police said.

He wrote in a note, “I truly enjoy the hunt and cannot wait for my prize.” He compiled a list with more than 200 names, addresses and personal information about targets, according to Lehigh Valley Live, and was was fixated on raping real estate agents.

Judge H. Geoffrey Moulton Jr. upheld Yeager’s sentence and portrayed him as a full-blown psychopath who was obsessed with rape, Penn Live reported.

>> Related: Lawyer recorded telling rape victim Trump will deport her if she testified, indictment says

Yeager plotted for five months to rape a real estate agent by luring her to a property, and even waited in the home for her with the lights off.

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Bees swarm, kill dog in Florida backyard: ‘They were relentless’

The scratches on the French doors that lead to Debbie Leonard’s Boca Raton backyard and the slew of dead bees scattered on the floor are harsh reminders of something dog owners fear, but rarely expect.

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“My kids won’t go in the backyard anymore,” said Leonard, a local realtor.

That’s where her 7-year-old dog, Delilah, was viciously swarmed by bees while roaming the backyard Wednesday. The dog died a day later.

There were so many bees, Leonard said, that her children, 15 and 19, feared opening the doors to the backyard when the pup tried to scratch her way in.

“She tried to hide,” Leonard said. “But everywhere she went, they followed. They were relentless.”

Leonard moved into the home, just east of Mizner Park on Northeast Sixth Street, in April. She hadn’t had any issues with bees until this incident.

Most likely the bees were “Africanized” -- a term that describes an aggressive breed of bee more likely to be agitated quickly and more aggressive than their more docile European counterparts.

Leonard was at work when the attack happened. But her children and a family friend were home and witnessed the ordeal.

“They’re traumatized,” she said.

The family took Delilah to a veterinarian, then to an emergency veterinary hospital in West Palm Beach.

More than 100 stingers were pulled from Delilah before she was stable, Leonard said. But the toxins made their way into her neurological system, and she had to be put down.

READ: Swarm of bees invades end zone at Miami Dolphins camp

“She died while my daughter held her head,” Leonard said.

The Florida family hired a local beekeeper to scout the backyard. The beekeeper, Leonard said, determined there was a feral beehive near a property line shared with a neighbor to the east.

The bee hive was possibly disturbed by Delilah, prompting the bees to swarm.

The neighbor to the east keeps bees, according to Leonard and WPTV NewsChannel 5, which first reported the incident.

“I live behind Mizner Park. It’s not like I live in Loxahatchee,” Leonard said. “I don’t believe anyone should be able to keep hives in the city.”

There are no city codes barring beekeeping, and the state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services regulates and inspects beekeepers.

Leonard, who also has a 10-year-old Rottweiler that was inside the home at the time, wants accountability and more state regulation of beekeeping in single-family neighborhoods.

“God forbid one of my kids was allergic to bees,” she said. “Those hives have got to go.”

Accidental encounters with Africanized hives have proven fatal to two Floridians and several pets in the past few years.

Bee stings killed a U.S. sugar worker in Clewiston, Florida, who accidentally disturbed a hive while on the job in December 2013.

In 2014, bees attacked a father and son in an industrial area of Fort Pierce, Florida, but the two managed to run to safety -- one shut himself in the cab of a parked truck.

Police: Man allegedly hit wife with prosthetic leg

A man in Ohio is accused of striking his wife with one of his prosthetic legs, police said.

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Police responded Friday to a home in Sandusky on a disorderly conduct call, The Associated Press reported. Ronna Wilson told police that her husband, Richard T. Wilson Sr., 63, threw one of his prosthetic legs at her, striking her in the head. She claimed she suffered wrist injuries while trying to defend herself when her husband attempted to hit her with his other prosthetic leg.

Police arrested the man on a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence. He denies assaulting his wife, The Associated Press reported.

5 Florida children poisoned by chlorine gas during swim lessons

Five Florida children were taken to a hospital after being exposed to chlorine gas during swimming lessons, authorities said.

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Just after 7 p.m. Monday, a Hillsborough County Fire Rescue team was called to Calypso Pool in Tampa, according to Hillsborough County Fire Rescue.

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The children were treated at a local hospital for stomach discomfort and nausea but are said to be OK, according to WFTS

Calyposo Pool’s owner claimed an afternoon thunderstorm caused a breaker to trip one of the pool pumps, so the water stopped circulating and chemicals built up in the pipes, according to the fire rescue team.

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When the pump turned back on, it caused a chemical reaction that allowed approximately 2.5 gallons of a chlorine mix into the pool, the fire rescue team said. 

Serena Williams fires back at McEnroe for snarky ‘No. 700’ comment

Tennis great Serena Williams fired back after former tennis star John McEnroe said Williams would rank "like No. 700 in the world" if she played on the men’s circuit.

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In an interview with NPR on Sunday, McEnroe said Williams is the greatest female player in history, but she wouldn’t be one of the greatest ever.

Williams disagreed.

“Dear John,” Williams wrote in a statement on Twitter on Monday. “I adore and respect you but please please keep me out of your statements that are not factually based. I’ve never played anyone ranked ‘there’ no do I have time. Respect me and my privacy as I’m trying to have a baby. Good day sir.”

Even though his comments came off as an insult, McEnroe did not apologize for his comments on CBS This Morning on Tuesday.

“I don't want anything to go wrong with Serena because she's pregnant,” McEnroe said on CBS This Morning. “I don't want to upset her or whatever it was. I think she was doing it tongue-in-cheek as well, and I think that deep down we're talking about something, I can't even believe we're talking about it.”

McEnroe, 58, won seven Grand Slam titles during his career while Williams has, so far, won 23.

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Williams, who is more than seven months pregnant with her first child, is also making news for her nude photo shoot for Vanity Fair’s August cover. 

Wearing little more than a hip chain and nude underwear,  according to Eonline, Williams, 35, showed off her baby bump in a photo strikingly similar to actress Demi Moore’s 1991 nude cover shot for “Vanity Fair.” 

Both photos were shot by famous photographer Annie Leibovitz.

Williams is engaged to Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian, the baby’s father, and said in the magazine interview that she had been caught off guard by her pregnancy.

The couple is planning to tie the knot sometime this fall.

What is next for the Senate health care bill?

Updated at 1:52 p.m. ET: From The Associated Press: “Lacking votes, Senate GOP leaders abruptly delay vote on health care bill until after July 4th recess.”

Original story: Early Tuesday, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) said he will oppose beginning debate on the Senate health care bill, voting no on a procedural vote that would put into motion the final vote for an overhaul of the country's health care system.

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), and Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nevada) have said they, too, will likely oppose the procedural motion that allows debate on the bill to start. All four senators have said they would need to see alterations to the GOP version of the bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare before they would vote to move forward.

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On Monday, the Congressional Budget Office “scored” -- or estimated the cost -- of the bill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) said he hoped to have a vote on the bill by Thursday before senators leave Washington D.C. for the Fourth of July holiday recess.

So what will happen next with the bill? Will we see a vote? Here’s a look at how the bill would become a law.

Since the CBO score is in, the Senate parliamentarian will meet with McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) to make sure that the bill as written is in line with the rules of reconciliation. Reconciliation allows legislation to pass the Senate with a simple majority vote of 51-49. Reconciliation does not allow for a filibuster, so a senator could not delay a vote on the bill indefinitely.

Once the bill is cleared for reconciliation, and if McConnell feels it can survive, he will take the bill to the Senate floor.

There, the bill faces a procedural step called a “Motion to Proceed” that allows the Senate to begin debate on the legislation. If the vote for that procedure – a simple majority vote – fails, then the bill does not go to the Senate floor for debate or for passage.

If it survives the Motion to Proceed, the bill heads to the floor.

Once the bill is introduced, a 20-hour window for debate begins. The debate time is divided between Democrats and Republicans. The debate process allows for speeches about the bill and amendments and motions to the legislation.

After the 20 hours of debate, there is a little more time for senators to offer amendments to the bill with no debate.

Eventually, someone will call for a “Motion to End Debate,” otherwise known as a “cloture” vote. The cloture vote ends all discussion on the bill and moves the legislation to one final vote on the Senate floor.

During that vote, McConnell can only afford to lose two GOP votes and still see the bill pass, since all of the Democratic senators have said they will vote no on the bill. He would do that with the help of Vice President Mike Pence, since the vice president has the power to break a tie vote in the Senate.

Young man helps older man in touching photo

A touching moment captured between a young man and an elderly citizen is warming hearts across the country.

Paula Accorsi Picard shared a photo she snapped at Holyoke Mall on Facebook, where it quickly went viral.

She explained that an elderly man looked hesitant to get on the escalator, and a crowed started to form around him.

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“It was clear he was feeling unsure, and this young man offered the simplest kindness: an out-reached arm and a, ‘Can I help you on, sir?’” wrote Accorsi Picard. “He quietly started to explain to the young man that he had gotten stuck on an escalator once and was a little scared.”

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Accorsi Picard thanked the young man in the post for his simple gesture.

“Whoever this young man is, your family raised you right! Thank you!” she wrote.

Serena Williams poses nude for pregnancy photo shoot

Mother-to-be Serena Williams recently partook in her latest photo shoot for the cover of Vanity Fair. Williams posed nude with her baby bump on display.

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In the interview for the upcoming August issue, Williams dished about how she found out she was pregnant, revealing it took six pregnancy tests to convince her, and shared her love story with fiancé, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. The couple became engaged in December 2016 and announced they were expecting in April.

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“I knew it was coming. I was like, ‘Serena, you’re 35, you’re ready. This is what you want,’” she said of becoming a mother and wife.

She might be ready in her own mind, but the tennis legend admitted that actually getting ready for the baby has been a challenge.

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“I don’t know what to do with a baby ... I’ve done absolutely nothing for the baby room,” she told the magazine. “If you would have told me last year in October or November that I would have a baby -- not be pregnant, but have a baby -- I would have thought you were the biggest liar in the world. This is kind of how I am right now. This is happening sooner than later, and it’s going by so fast.”

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Williams plans to return to tennis next year.

Woman searched at airport after feminine hygiene product alerts scanner

A Charlotte woman said she was headed home from a work conference in Tampa Bay, Florida, but was stopped after going through a Transportation Safety Administration body scanner, according to WSOC-TV.

She said she was told by TSA agents at the airport in Tampa Bay that she needed to be searched again after part of her body lit up on the scanner's screen, the exact spot where she was wearing a typical feminine hygiene product.

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"The ladies were like, ‘We're going to have to search your vaginal area and buttocks,’ and I'm like, ‘That makes no sense to me. You can clearly tell that that's a feminine product.’"

She refused the search and argued with TSA agents for about 20 minutes.

“(They said) ‘Ma'am, this is just standard procedure we have to do this. If you don't allow us to do this, you will not be boarding your flight,’" she said. "I'm crying the entire time because to me, this is very personal for you to search me in those areas, and I don't feel comfortable. They called in the police and everyone's standing there looking."

Eventually, she agreed to the search in a private room.

They went up my leg, down my leg, in the front, then up my leg and down my leg in the back with my arms up. The entire time I'm crying," she said. "I felt like a criminal. She's patting me down and they're holding my hands up and they're going on my waistline."

When agents found nothing, they let her go. 

Three days later, she's still confused, devastated and wants other women to know what happened.

"That's a real issue not just for myself, but for other women like that's so embarrassing to have to be stopped and searched like that," she said.

TSA Statement:

"We take reports of alleged impropriety very seriously and regret any distress the security screening process may have caused the passenger. TSA conducted a thorough review of the passenger's screening and concluded that all security protocols were followed as our officers worked to resolve an alarm. TSA officers must work to resolve all alarms at the checkpoint to ensure everyone arrives safely at their destination. However, incidents such as the one described are extremely rare and women should not be concerned about going through the security checkpoint."

Background provided by TSA:

"The advanced imaging technology scanner at the checkpoint helps TSA identify concealed metallic and nonmetallic items between the skin and clothing using millimeter-wave technology. So if an individual were to try to conceal something in the area of the groin, the machine would detect it. It is not out of the question that the machine could detect something placed inside an individual's underwear."

Oscar Mayer unveils WienerDrone

Hot dog fans may need to look skyward for their next order.

Oscar Mayer is expanding its WienerFleet this summer by adding a WienerDrone.

The WienerDrone is the "first unmanned hot dog-carrying aircraft designed for remote location delivery," according to Oscar Mayer

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Also debuting this summer is the WienerCycle, a three-wheeled moped designed for urban deliveries with a sidecar that doubles as a hot dog warming station, Oscar Mayer said in a news release.

The WienerDrone and WienerCycle join the iconic Wienermobile, the WienerMini and the WienerRover to help promote Oscar Mayer's recipe overhaul of its hot dog brands. Oscar Mayer claims to be the first national brand to remove all added nitrates and nitrites, by-products and artificial preservatives from its hot dogs.

Redstone Arsenal on lockdown after reports of possible shooter

Officials told people at Alabama’s Redstone Arsenal to shelter in place after reports Tuesday morning indicated a possible shooter at the U.S. Army installation.

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Redstone Arsenal officials announced the lockdown on social media around 10:25 a.m. local time.

Single mother surprised by email from professor after missing class

A university professor is getting a lot of praise after sending a heartwarming email to a hardworking student who is also a single mother.

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Morgan King is studying Therapeutic Recreation at the University of Tennessee, The Knoxville News Sentinel reported. She had to miss class earlier this month because she couldn’t find a babysitter for her daughter, Korbyn.

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King’s mother recently passed away from breast cancer, and she sometimes struggles to find childcare for her daughter.

She sent a note to her professor apologizing for missing class and was shocked at the response she received.

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“In the future, if you are having trouble finding someone to watch Korbyn, feel free to just bring her with you to class,” professor Sally Hunter wrote in an email. “I would be absolutely delighted to hold her while I teach, so that you can still pay attention to the class and take notes.”

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King shared the heartwarming response on Twitter, where it quickly went viral.

“I’m literally crying,” wrote King.

Trump’s travel ban: What they are saying about the Supreme Court decision

The Supreme Court’s decision on Monday to allow portions of President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel to the Unites States from certain countries to be reinstated has left many unanswered questions. 

And while the administration can restrict certain groups of people from entering the country beginning as early as Thursday, the answer to what else Trump is legally allowed to do when it comes to immigration may not come until the fall when the justices will hear arguments about the case.

Here’s what other media outlets are saying about the ruling.

What the Supreme Court’s travel ban ruling means

The Washington Post

“The Supreme Court’s decision to allow portions of President Trump’s travel ban to take effect is a win for the administration, but the impact will be far less severe than President Trump’s initial version of the measure.

That is because the high court effectively allowed Trump to ban from coming to the United States only citizens of six majority-Muslim countries “who lack any bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.” It also nudged the president to complete his promised review of vetting procedures, which might mean the issue is resolved by the time the court is set to fully consider the ban in its October term.

For now, if you are not a U.S. citizen and have a relative here, have been hired by a U.S. employer or admitted to an American university, you can still probably get a visa. But if you’re applying cold as a visitor or through the diversity visa program, you probably can’t.”

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Court's travel ban ruling gives Trump a boost, changes media narrative

Fox News

“Nine justices delivered a reminder yesterday of why the Supreme Court was such an important campaign issue.

In allowing key parts of President Trump’s travel ban to take effect, the high court—with help from Trump’s man Neil Gorsuch—upended the conventional wisdom on the case. After all, in agreeing to hear the case in October, the justices could have left the temporary stay in place pending a final ruling.

Instead, they sent a strong signal to the appellate courts that they had gone too far in blocking the executive order—and enabled the president to claim “a clear victory for our national security.”

But the court also obliterated the existing media narrative, which is that the travel ban was a badly botched, unconstitutional overreach by Trump.”

Supreme Court's compromise on travel ban raises big questions for US tourism industry


“After battling through lower courts, a watered down version of the travel ban was re-instated Monday, following the Supreme Court’s decision to hear appeals on the ban this October. In the meantime, a limited version will be in effect in as little as 72 hours.

Although President Trump is claiming it as a victory, this iteration is far more limited than the two previous versions. Restricting travel from six majority Muslim countries for 90 days and suspending the country’s refugee program for 120 days, the latest version only effects people without any connections to the US.”

Trump applauds Supreme Court, feels ‘gratified’ by ruling to revive travel ban

The Washington Times

“The Supreme Court revived President Trump’s extreme vetting travel ban Monday, ruling that much of it can go into effect — and along the way delivering an implicit rebuke to the army of lower-court judges who blasted the president as anti-Muslim.

In a unanimous unsigned ruling, the justices said the president has important national security powers that the courts must respect and ruled that he likely has the power to deny entry to broad categories of would-be visitors and immigrants.

But the justices said those who already have a connection to the U.S. — either a job offer, an admission to an educational program or a close family connection — will be exempted from the 90-day ban on travel from six countries as well as the 120-day pause on refugees.

Minutes after the ruling, both sides were fighting over what that meant.”

Supreme Court ruling on travel ban sparks fear, frustration — and joy — in Southern California

OC Register

“Muslim Americans in Southern California described the Supreme Court’s decision Monday to allow a temporary, partial version of the Trump administration’s travel ban as disappointing and “irrational,” but noted that until the issue gets a full hearing later this year it’s unclear how it will play out.

The ruling was also met with a chorus of bravos from Trump supporters who say it will make America safer, with additional vetting of who gets in and who doesn’t.

Both sides are gearing up for what’s next.”

SCOTUS splits the travel ban baby


“The Supreme Court’s ruling on Donald Trump’s travel ban is like an optical illusion: Your perception of it changes depending on your vantage point. To Trump and his allies, the decision looks like total vindication for the administration, a move that allows its long-delayed executive order to take effect. To left-leaning analysts, it’s a clever political compromise that still protects many of the refugees and foreign nationals who would’ve been excluded by the ban.

There’s a reason for these wildly differing takes: The decision itself is confusing and ambiguous. That’s because the court ruled only on the injunction and thus dodged the central issue: the legality of the order and the president’s authority to pass it. The court’s baby-splitting shields the president and his opponents from an outright loss or a clear-cut victory. But it doesn’t make much sense as a matter of law. It preserves the authority of the Supreme Court to say what the law is—even though, by its own terms, it fails to say what the law is.”

Hackers target European businesses, banks, services in new cyberattacks

Danish shipping conglomerate A.P. Moller-Maersk was one of multiple European companies to fall victim Tuesday to a cyberattack as Ukrainian government officials reported a “large-scale hacker attack” across the country.

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Attacks were also reported in several other countries, Russia cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab said in a statement, including the United States, Russia, Poland, Italy, the United Kingdom, Germany and France.

Woman could face jail time over garden

A Georgia woman could face jail time and a large fine over her garden.

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Atlanta city code enforcement officers told Lexa King that her flower garden is overgrown.

King told WSB-TV’s Rikki Klaus that she’s been growing her garden for about 30 years. She beams when she talks about the azaleas in her yard.

"And since I pay the taxes and since I pay the mortgage and since I pay the insurance, I figure I'm the one that gets to say," King said.

Code enforcement officers see the situation, and her garden, differently.

"They said it was messy, said it was overgrown,” King said. "I said, ‘Well, this is a matter of your interpretation.’”

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In December, King said, an anonymous complaint led to an arrest citation. It details "overgrowth" in her yard and said she's violating a city code that prohibits "excessive growth."

"We asked him for a definition of excessive, which he could not provide," King said.

Klaus asked King whether she plans to cut the shrubs back.

"Not unless I'm absolutely forced to," King said.

King said she's fighting a bigger battle to protect the quirkiness of Atlanta’s Candler Park neighborhood.

"This is not about me. It's not about those azaleas. This is about our neighborhood and the way of life that we have here," King said.

Neighbors said they've been writing to City Council members on King's behalf.

"We're hoping for dismissal of these charges before Lexa King appears in front of the Municipal Court of Atlanta to be sentenced for her crime of azaleas," neighbor Scott Jacobs said.

Klaus researched the penalties of a court citation. King could face up to 60 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Her hearing will take place in August.

Klaus contacted code enforcement for reaction to this story. She’s still waiting to get a response. 

Officers turn out for graduate, son of officer slain in 2001

About 100 uniformed officers lined up outside a stadium in Everett, Washington, to greet the son of a slain police officer as he graduated from high school.

Esteban Underwood was barely 2 years old when his father Steven Underwood was shot and killed in 2001 while working as a police officer in Des Moines, south of Seattle. One of the teens the officer had stopped had a felony arrest warrant and shot and killed him.

The Daily Herald says Underwood's fellow officer, Bob Crane, promised his widow that the law enforcement family would look out for Esteban.

Last week, uniformed officers from many law enforcement agencies showed up to support Esteban Underwood as he graduated from Woodinville High School.

The teen stopped to shake every officer's hand and to thank them.


Information from: The Daily Herald,

Love at 30,000 feet: Man proposes on flight from Atlanta

For Deepum Patel and his long-distance love, Neha Chakravarti, getting on a plane usually meant sad goodbyes and a painful separation.

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The couple spent nearly two years flying back-and-forth from Atlanta, where Patel works, to Pennsylvania, where Chakravati attended dental school.

But last week, Patel took what had long been a sad ritual and replaced it with much happier memory. On a Delta flight from Atlanta to Boston, he asked Chakravati to be his wife.

Patel worked with the airline to set up the big moment at 30,000 feet.

Shortly after the plane reached cruising altitude, crews called Chakravati to the front of the plane to help with a staged medical emergency.

But instead of helping a sick passenger, she was surprised to hear the couple's favorite song. Patel joined her at the front of the plane asked her to "dance through life with him" before getting down on one knee.

Of course, an elated Chakravati said yes.

The couple's fellow passengers also got in on the sweet moment. Patel passed out cards in advance asking them to snap photos and videos. Delta provided champagne for travelers to toast to the future Mr. and Mrs. Deepum Patel and their fellow passengers shared stories about happy marriages and wished the couple luck.

After the celebration, the pilot read a statement Patel wrote over the plane's intercom:

“These two lovebirds have kept up a long-distance relationship with the help of Delta for nearly two years. The future groom has kindly asked me to remind you to call the special people in your life today and tell them how much you love them.”

The couple will continue on their planned three-week vacation to Iceland and Europe as an engaged couple.

Man tackles driver who tried running away after almost hitting kids

High speed driving Sunday led to a car flipping over and almost hitting a group of kids.

Only KIRO 7 talked with the neighbor who ran after the driver and tackled him until police arrived.

Residents said 27-year-old Miguel Mendoza-Avalos was speeding down Holly Drive and couldn’t make a left turn, which caused his car to slam into a tree.

When he started running away from his car, Russell Carchia ran after him.

“[I just] went [as fast as I could] to cut him off,” said Carchia, an Everett resident. “[I just] sprinted through [and] just kind of tackled him, [and then] put him in a quick chokehold. You know, I didn’t choke him but I let him know, ‘You’re not going nowhere.’ I held him there until the next guy came. He [the driver] just kind of put his hands behind his back and [we] just walked him back. It was kind of crazy.”

“[That driver] almost hit three kids in the third house [who were outside],” said Ted Welch, a longtime Everett resident. “The car ended up in the second house [and] knocked the tree down.”

When the Everett Police Department arrived, they found the driver's BMW on top of that tree, which is about 40 yards away from where the kids were playing in a front yard.

Police also found the man who tried running away.

“He was arrested and he was booked for a DUI and several other charges as well,” said Aaron Snell, a public information officer with the Everett Police Department. “There was no major injuries to anybody in this case, but it could have been a lot worse.”

Welch said street racing is a growing problem.

And he’s not alone.

A KIRO 7 viewer sent us a message on Facebook saying that people in this neighborhood are tired of it.

“It’s all of the time,” Welch said. “Every day of the week. This happened to be on Sunday night when everything was warm and people are out. We haven’t had anybody hit yet in this area, but it’s just a matter of time.”

Now, residents want speed bumps to protect the kids in their community.

“Slow down. You know, what can you say? They’re [the street racers] not going to listen anyhow. Not until they [police] do something [about this problem],” Welch said.

The driver was at Everett Municipal Court on Monday.

He’s being held in jail on $500,000 bail.

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