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Video of Jimmy John’s worker's calm reaction to armed robbery goes viral

Video showing a Jimmy John’s worker's calm reaction to being robbed at gunpoint is going viral. 

Kansas City police released disturbing surveillance video on their YouTube page of the encounter. 

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In the caption for the video, police said they were called to the Jimmy Johns in the in Kansas City, Missouri, around 9:15 p.m. April 26. 

A man wearing a light blue hooded sweatshirt can be seen on surveillance video approaching the counter, placing an order and then pointing a gun at the cashier, Tuker Murray. 

The cashier calmly opens the register as the man can be seen pointing a gun first at other employees and then at the cashier's head. 

“He whispers to me quietly to open up the drawer, and I don’t do anything,” Murray told KSHB. “Then he cusses at me and says, ‘Open up the (expletive) drawer.’

“My manager behind me was telling me to give him the money.”

The cashier methodically pulls out all of the bills, grabs the quarters and hands the robber the cash. He then hands the entire register drawer over before the robber turns and walks out. 

The cashier then puts the drawer back inside the register. 

Police said Friday the suspect had been identified and taken into custody. An investigation is underway.

Kelcie Willis of the Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.

Leonardo DiCaprio joins Climate Change March on Washington, D.C.

Leonardo DiCaprio took a stand over the weekend when he supported the Climate Change March on Washington, D.C.

People reported that the actor met with indigenous leaders after making an appearance at the march Saturday.

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DiCaprio, 42, reportedly kept a low-profile, wearing a newsboy cap and sunglasses during the march, but his message was loud and clear as he held a sign that read “Climate Change Is Real,” CNN reported.

The march was held on President Donald Trump’s 100th day in office and was held to protest his reversal of restrictions on mining, oil drilling and greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants.

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“Honored to join Indigenous leaders and native peoples as they fight for climate justice. Join me in standing with them. #ClimateMarch,” DiCaprio posted on Twitter following the event.

DiCaprio shared on Facebook Saturday that he met with Manari Ushigua, president of Sápara Nation of Ecuadorian Amazon, who told DiCaprio about the damage oil drilling is doing to their land.

“Today’s #ClimateMarch leaves me inspired & hopeful for our future,” DiCaprio tweeted after the march. “We must continue to work together & fight for #climatejustice.”

DiCaprio has been outspoken about his feelings about the environment and even mentioned climate change in his 2016 Oscars acceptance speech.

“Climate change is real, it is happening right now, it is the most urgent threat facing our entire species and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating,” he said as he accepted his first-ever Oscar for his work in “The Revenant.”

Kelcie Willis of the Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.

VIDEO: Toddler reenacts 'The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air' intro

Two-year-old Princeton Wright might not have been around when “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” was airing new episodes, but that didn’t stop the toddler from gleaning some inspiration from the show for his recent birthday party. 

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His mother, Hinesville, Georgia, photographer Neshaszda Wright of Neshaszda Z Photography, posted on her Facebook page a video on April 17 of her son dressed as Will Smith’s character from the 1990s sit-com.

“As I was approaching his big day I wanted to think of something fun and unique to do that matched his name and bingo!” Wright told The Huffington Post Thursday. “A light bulb went off and I said, ‘Let’s do ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air!’”

Decked out in a lime green, striped shirt and a yellow snapback, the toddler delivered his best Smith impersonation while a remake of the theme song played in the background.

“He loves taking pictures and videos so he was in his element,” Wright said. “In the first scene when he was spinning in the chair he was having a blast spinning around in the sun.”

Wright hopes Smith himself gets to see the video one day.

Since posting the video, it has over 1 million views. Watch it below.

Kelly Ripa teases need co-host for upcoming episode of ‘Live!’

Kelly Ripa is reportedly going to announce a new, permanent co-host for “Live! With Kelly,” according to Variety.

Ripa hinted to the big announcement on April 30 when she teased fans with a video of herself holding a mug that read, “Live with Kelly and ?.”

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After taking a big, long sip from the mug, Ripa said, “Tune in tomorrow. Trust me.”

She captioned the video, “We’re going to need a bigger mug.”

Ripa has spent the past year cycling through several guest co-hosts, including fan favorites Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen, Fred Savage, Jerry O’Connell and “Live with Kelly and YOU” winner Richard Curtis since her former co-host Michael Strahan left for a full-time gig on “Good Morning America.”

Strahan’s final day was May 13, 2016, after his controversial departure announcement was rumored to make waves with the longtime ABC veteran.

After he announced he was leaving, Ripa added a few extra days onto a preplanned vacation to “process” the news and when she returned, she addressed the viewers at home and said the news “started a much greater conversation about communication and consideration and, most importantly, respect in the workplace.”

Tune in to hear who is taking a full-time seat next to Ripa when “Live! With Kelly” airs on Monday at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

Bed Bath & Beyond Facebook coupon a scam, report says

A coupon good for $75 at Bed Bath & Beyond making the rounds on Facebook is, unfortunately, not what it appears to be.

According to fact-checking website Snopes.com the coupon displays a name in its URL that is not part of Bed Bath & Beyond’s website, instead sending users to a fraudulent site posing as part of Bed Bath & Beyond.

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The company warned consumers about the scam on its own Facebook page, saying, “We know some of our customers are excited about this $75 offer circulating on Facebook. However, we all know some things are too good to be true! We are sorry for any confusion and disappointment this fake coupon has caused. We are partnering with Facebook to have these coupons removed. Thank you for your understanding!”

The coupon leads users to a survey on the fraudulent site, which can lead to subscription-based “Reward Offers”, or disclosure of personal details to nefarious types on social media, according to Snopes.

The Better Business Bureau said the warning here is to not believe what you see.

“It’s easy to steal the colors, logos and header of an established organization,” the BBB website said. “Scammers can also make links look like they lead to legitimate websites and emails appear to come from a different sender. Legitimate businesses do not ask for credit card numbers or banking information on customer surveys.”

Billy Ray Cyrus changes name, releases new version of ‘Achy Breaky Heart’

Country singer and songwriter Billy Ray Cyrus is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his hit “Achy Breaky Heart” with three new versions of the song.

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Rolling Stone reported that Cyrus has recorded “Achy Breaky Heart 25th,” a version closer to the original demo. It was released Friday.

The song will also reportedly get a Spanglish version and one with an EDM sound.

Cyrus is also undergoing both a professional and personal change: He is going by his last name only.

“After Aug. 25th, I will be the artist formerly known as Billy Ray. I'm just going by my last name Cyrus," Cyrus told Rolling Stone. “I always went by Cyrus, and I begged Mercury Records to call me Cyrus in the beginning because that's what I was comfortable with. I'm going to the hospital where I was born in Bellefonte, Kentucky, and legally changing my name.”

A preview of the 25th anniversary version of “Achy Breaky” can be listened to below:

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg surprises Ohio family, drops in for dinner

Guess who’s coming to dinner? Mark Zuckerberg!

In their wildest dreams, an Ohio family couldn’t imagine hosting dinner for one of the wealthiest people in the world, and talking about politics and an African charity they support with the Facebook founder and CEO, but that’s exactly what happened.

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Members of the Moore family said they didn’t know Zuckerberg was coming to dinner until about 20 minutes before he arrived, according to The Vindicator of Youngstown.

“I knew we were having a mystery guest, and that was about it,” Moore told the Youngstown newspaper.

“It was completely incredible.”

Zuckerberg has been traveling the country talking to people, after announcing on Facebook in January that he wanted to meet people in each state this year to talk about technology and globalization and its impact on Americans. His team set up the dinner with the Moores

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In a Facebook post, the tech mogul thanked the couple and shared a picture.

“Just got into Ohio. Thanks to Dan and Lisa Moore for welcoming me into your home for a wonderful dinner.”

Moore and his wife, Lisa, talked with Zuckerberg about politics and their work with Kisiizi Good Shepherd Orphanage in Uganda, The Vindicator reported. Zuckerberg told the Moores he’d help with a fundraiser to benefit the orphanage.

“We got to know a very cool guy,” Moore said. “Just down-to-earth and real easy to talk to.”

Home Depot data leak compromises customers’ private info again

A spread sheet listing about 8,000 customers, along with their transaction and a range of personal information, was posted for an unknown amount of time, on a Home Depot web site.

No financial data was part of the list, which did not compare with the 2014 data breach in which hackers installed software that provided them with personal and financial information for 56 million Home Depot customers. 

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“This recent cache of customer data that was exposed on HomeDepot.com is of a different type and scale than what was harvested during Home Depot’s breach of 2014,” wrote the Comsumerist, a part of the Consumer Reports organization. “While the spreadsheets contained no credit card data, bank account information, or Social Security numbers—which are considered legally protected data—the level of transaction detail was extensive.”

Company spokesman Stephen Holmes said the information was taken down just as soon as it was discovered, although he wasn’t sure exactly when that occurred. “That happened a while ago,” he said.

The information was posted online through a combination of technical glitch and human error, Holmes said.

The lists in this case were hosted under the Home Depot web domain so they were accessible to the public. However, they would be seen only by someone who knew where to look.

>> Related: Judge blocks data breach suit against The Home Depot

Still, the fact that any customer data was listed on the web is a problem that “raises a variety of questions,” the Consumerist wrote. “For instance: How frequently does this sort of thing happen? Do companies have any obligation to tell consumers if their data is exposed this way? And perhaps most important for the people whose names and information was listed in these documents: Just how potentially damaging could this data be if it fell into the wrong hands?”

Home Depot spokesman Holmes said there has been no indication thus far that anyone retrieved and misused the information. 

Brian Krebs, a cybersecurity expert who runs KrebsOnSecurity.com, told the Comsumerist that data such as names, addresses and customer service details could be used for “pretexting,” a scam in which the scammer convinces the that they have a pre-existing relationship – and then uses that to get valuable information. 

Krebs broke the story of Home Depot’s breach in 2014.

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Customers who wanted to see if their information was in those spreadsheets can check by calling Home Depot’s main customer service line: 800-466-3337.

“We have 1.5 billion transaction a year, so the chances that somebody calls at random and they are on the list are pretty small,” Holmes said. “But if a customer calls, we’ll tell him if his information was there.”

 

 

Hip-hop music has fewer drug references than any other genre, but still dominates

Think Migos and other rap artists mention molly and marijuana the most in their songs? Think again, because hip-hop has the least number of drug references compared to any other musical genre, according to a recent study. 

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Using data from Songmeanings API, Addictions.com analyzed eight music categories to determine which style’s lyrics mentioned drugs the most.

The website ranked country as the top offender, followed by jazz, pop, electronic, then rock. 

Despite country tunes topping the list as a whole "the number of drug references by artists shows hip-hop dominating the field," Addictions.com said.

So researchers did a bit more digging to find out the top offenders when it comes to drug references in lyrics. 

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The hip-hop group Kottonmouth Kings has rapped about drugs the most with 440 references, and weed is mentioned the most. Eminem is second, followed by The Game, Lil’ Wayne and Jay Z.

Female dragonflies play dead to avoid amorous males

Female dragonflies are one of only a few animal species that play dead to avoid mating or death, falling out of the sky and remaining motionless until the amorous male dragonfly leaves.

That’s the conclusion of a new study in the journal Ecology by University of Zurich zoologist Rassim Khelifa, Newsweek reported.

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Khelifa, who documented the behavior while studying dragonflies in Switzerland, said it’s the first time scientists have seen dragonflies feigning death as a means of avoiding mating. 

“I witnessed a dragonfly dive to the ground while being pursued by another dragonfly. The individual that crashed was a female,” the scientist said, according to Newsweek. “She was lying motionless and upside down on the ground.”

Khelifa said he expected the female would be unconscious or even dead, after crashing to the ground.

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“But she surprised me by flying away quickly as I approached,” Khelifa said.

Scientists believe that by playing dead, the female dragonfly may survive longer and possibly reproduce more frequently and more successfully.

 

George Clooney takes trip back in time through classic movies in new coffee ad

Actor George Clooney journeys through a number of classic movies in a new coffee commercial for Nespresso.

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Clooney, with the help green screen technology, travels from a remote movie set through scenes of six famous movies to get to a Nespresso store for a cup of coffee, only to find out that Andy Garcia has made it in the end to the original remote location with a cup of coffee for him.

The Oscar winner is seen riding in a car with Janet Leigh in the 1960’s Hitchcock thriller “Psycho,” on the back of Peter Fonda’s motorcycle in the 1969 film classic “Easy Rider,” and in the front seat of Burt Reynolds famous hot rod from 1977’s “Smokey and the Bandit.” He passes through 1987’s “The Muppet Movie,” 2003’s “Planes, Trains & Automobiles” and “Seabiscuit” from 2003.

Clooney has worked with Nespresso for more than 10 years, according to Today.com, but most of his commercial work for the coffee company has aired in Europe.

 

End of an era as Ringling Bros. gears up for last two shows 

It’s the end of an era. 

After 146 years, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is folding up the big tent forever, shuttering the ticket windows and putting the animals out to pasture.

The circus has been a staple of American entertainment since the mid-1800s, wowing audiences with an array of exotic animals, breathtaking acrobatics, comedy and costumes. But reign of the ringmaster is over.

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The circus will perform two final shows this month, the first this weekend on May 7 at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence Rhode Island. The last show ever for the iconic circus is scheduled at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York on May 21.

Feld Entertainment, the parent company of Ringling Bros., announced in January that it was ending the circus tours due to high costs and declining ticket sales. 

The company, caving to years of protests over the treatment and training of circus elephants, announced it was retiring the pachyderms last year.

“Following the transition of the elephants off the circus, the company saw a decline in ticket sales greater than could have been anticipated,” Feld said in a statement earlier this year.

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Other factors contributing to the demise of the circus in recent decades includes movies, the internet and video games.

Body found in Grand Canyon likely boy swept away with step-grandmother

Grand Canyon National Park officials said Friday that a body found is likely that of a 14-year-old hiker who went missing in the park two weeks ago with his step-grandmother.

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According to the New York Post, Jackson Standefer of Chattanooga, Tennessee, was swept away along with LouAnn Merrell when the two were crossing a creek on April 15 and slipped into the water. After a week of intensive searching by land and air and even a motorized inflatable boat, the search was scaled back.

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The body was discovered by commercial river trip participants and transported to a medical examiner, the Post reported

Authorities recovered some photographs of Jackson and Merrell from his GoPro camera.

Standefer was an eighth-grade student at The McCallie School, an all-boys boarding institution in Chattanooga. A school spokesman said he was active in outdoors programs, crew team and a Christian youth group.

Merrell, the boy’s step-grandmother, is the wife of Merrell Boot Co. co-founder Randy Merrell and lives in Utah. She is still missing.

Florida principal under fire for allegedly telling staff to put white students in same class

A Florida principal earned a swift reprimand after allegedly instructing her staff to put white students in the same class.

Christine Hoffman is principal of Campbell Park Elementary in St. Petersburg. Her school is majority African-American, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

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Earlier this year, Hoffman reportedly sent an email to school staff with instructions on assembling classrooms for the 2017-2018 school year. The Times reported that Hoffman asked teachers to assemble classrooms with “a mix of reading levels,” an “equal number of boys and girls" and “no more than two students who frequently misbehave per class.” She also reportedly said the few white students per grade should be placed in the same class.

This appears to be a violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, which forbids schools from segregating on the basis of race or national origin verbatim.

Hoffman did not detail why she sought to segregate classes in the original email and has not done so since the incident. It’s worth nothing that she only sought to separate white students from the rest of the student body; Hispanic, Asian and multiracial students were not mentioned in any context.

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Maria Scruggs, president of the St. Petersburg branch of the NAACP, said she is “at a loss for words,” according to the Tampa Bay Times.

“I thought it was a joke,” she said when interviewed last week.

Hoffman has apologized for the email and will “leave campus," according to the Times. She is currently undergoing an “administrative review” by Pinellas County school officials. They will determine her fitness to return to a role with the district, where she’s taught since 1991.

Although parents have called for Hoffman’s resignation, she’s apparently not going quietly. Hoffman joined two officials for a Monday morning meeting with parents and supposedly told those present that she was the “best thing that has happened to Campbell Park.”

Deshaun Watson buys mom new car for birthday after getting drafted by Texans

Deshaun Watson is officially a professional quarterback as he was taken 12th overall in this year’s NFL Draft by the Houston Texans. Most guys might go blow some signing money on some ridiculous gifts for their posse or buy themselves a huge house, but not Watson. He went out and hooked his mom up with a sweet ride:

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Watson will tell you that everything he gets and has worked for is because of his mom. She was working more than one job and doing community service in order to get a house that was a gift to the family by former Florida State star Warrick Dunn as part of Habitat for Humanity. 

Mom who lost son to opioid overdose shares heartbreaking photo

A Calgary mother wants the world to see the destructiveness of drugs.

As her son lay dying in a hospital bed from an overdose of fentanyl, a man-made opioid, Sherri Kent climbed into the bed to comfort him and held his hand. Kent posted a photo of the emotional moment on Facebook in hopes of warning others to stay away from the deadly drug.

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Her son, Michael, was just 22 years old. 

“I just want everyone to know that my son Michael overdosed on fentanyl,” she wrote in the Facebook post. "My son was not an addict he made a mistake that cost him his life. I just want to make everyone aware of the epidemic that’s goin (sic) on right now. It’s out of control and there is no way to protect our children from this other than to warn them of the dangers of drug use today.

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“I’ve lost my son to this horrible tragedy and want to make parents aware that it can happen to anyone … Please share this with your family and friends to help prevent another tragedy.”

In an interview with the CBC, Kent said her son met a man who offered him heroin while he was in the town of Kelowna – about 240 miles east of Vancouver. He didn’t initially take the man’s offer; however, Kent said her son tracked down the man the next day.

She said the man and her son went into a store bathroom to use the drug.

“The other man got all sketched out and messed up and left my son in the washroom,” Kent told the CBC. “About 20 minutes later, he was too scared to go back and check on my son … so he ran for the people who own the store to unlock the door, and that’s when they found him.

“He was already blue in the lips. By the time the ambulance got there, he was in cardiac arrest.”

The young man was rushed to the hospital and placed on life support. He died on March 21 when the life-support apparatus was turned off.

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11 zingers from Hasan Minhaj's White House Correspondents' Dinner speech

Comedian Hasan Minhaj ripped into President Donald Trump and coverage of his administration in a sweeping address at Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

>> Watch Minhaj's full speech here (WARNING: Viewer discretion advised)

Minhaj, a correspondent on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show With Trevor Noah," was announced earlier this month as entertainment for the sold-out event at the Washington Hilton. The president did not attend, instead holding a rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

>> PHOTOS: Scenes from the 2017 White House Correspondents’ Dinner

"I get it, I get it. We’ve got to address the elephant that's not in the room," Minhaj joked Saturday. "The leader of our country is not here. And that's because he lives in Moscow. It is a very long flight. It would be hard for (Russian President Vladimir Putin) to make it."As for the other guy, I think he's in Pennsylvania because he can't take a joke."Here are 11 of Minhaj's most brutal zingers from the event:

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1. "Who would have thought with everything going on in the country now that a Muslim would be standing on this stage for the ninth year in a row, baby?"

2. "No one wanted to do this, so of course it lands in the hands of an immigrant."

3. "We all know this administration loves deleting history faster than Anthony Weiner when he hears footsteps."

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4. "For the nine people watching on C-SPAN, there was also another elephant in the room, but Donald Trump Jr. shot it and cut off its tail."

5. "Historically, the president usually performs at the Correspondents' Dinner, but I think I speak for all of us when I say he's done far too much bombing this month."

6. "I do not see Steve Bannon. Not see Steve Bannon. ‘Not-see’ Steve Bannon. 'Nazi’ Steve Bannon."

7. "Mike Pence wanted to be here tonight, but his wife wouldn't let him because apparently one of you ladies is ovulating."

8. "Jeff Sessions couldn't be here tonight; he was busy doing a pre-Civil War re-enactment. On his RSVP, he just wrote "no," just "nooo!" – which happens to be his second-favorite N-word."

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9. "Even Hillary Clinton couldn't be here tonight. I mean, she could have been here, but I think someone told her the event was in Wisconsin and Michigan."

10. "It finally happened: Bill O'Reilly has been fired. But then you gave him a $25 million severance package, making it the only package he won't force a woman to touch."

11. "CNN is here, baby. Now you guys got some really weird trust issues going on with the public. I'm not going to call you fake news, but everything isn't breaking news. You can't go to DEFCON 1 just because Sanjay Gupta found a new moisturizer."

At least 4 dead, dozens injured as tornadoes hit eastern Texas

Tornadoes tracked across parts of Texas on Saturday, leaving behind a swath of damage, injuring dozens of people and killing at least four, according to multiple reports.

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Preliminary reports to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth indicated that as many as three tornadoes raked over parts of Henderson, Van Zandt and Rains counties in eastern Texas. Crews will survey the damage Sunday to determine the strength of the twisters.

"We have a lot of injuries," a dispatcher with the Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office told KXAS-TV. The dispatcher added that there was “a lot of damage.”

At least five people were killed in the storms, according to KTVT. None of the victims have been identified.

One person was found dead in a pasture in Canton, the Ben Wheeler Volunteer Fire Department told KTVT. The Canton Fire Department told KXAS-TV that another person was killed along Highway 64 when a tornado threw the person’s vehicle.

Nearly 50 people were taken to hospitals with a variety of injuries after the tornadoes struck, including one with critical injuries.

A dispatcher at the Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office told The Associated Press that “officers were chasing numerous injury reports.”

Video from local television stations shows uprooted threes, damaged homes and overturned cars along roadways.

Neighbor, officers save 2 women from house fire

A Massachusetts woman whose home burned down early Saturday is thanking a neighbor and two police officers for saving her life.

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Karmen Forrester woke up to the screaming of her roommate and best friend, Shelby Hansen, who had escaped before realizing Forrester was home.

With the flames rapidly spreading, Forrester’s only way out was a second-floor window, where she stood, trembling, too afraid to leap out. Hansen, their neighbor, Leo Gallant, and two police officers stood below her, begging her to jump, as firefighters had not yet arrived.

“They just kept saying, ‘Jump!’” Forrester said. “And I was like, ‘I don't know what you mean. I'm going to break every bone in my body.’”

Gallant, who minutes earlier had rushed into the burning building and helped Hansen evacuate, suddenly had an idea to help Forrester.

“I looked at the cop. ‘I got a ladder.’ He says, ‘Go grab it.’” Gallant said. “So I did the 100-yard dash, 100-yard dash (back). I was pooped by the time I got there, gave it to (the officer) and they got it done.”

The two police officers helped Forrester down the ladder to safety.

Acting Gardner Fire Department Lt. Dino Poudrette credited Gallant with saving Forrester’s life.

“It's amazing,” Poudrette said. “Absolutely fantastic job. And there was a life saved today.”

Forrester and Hansen, who lost all their belongings in the fire, said they will forever be grateful for Gallant’s efforts.

“He's so great,” Forrester said. “I've thanked him from the bottom of my heart.”

“He is totally a guardian angel,” Hansen added. “I said it before, and I'll say it again. I am so thankful.”

Gallant, however, is humble about his deed.

“Adrenaline kicks in,” Gallant said. “You just don’t even realize what you're doing, I guess.”

Poudrette said the fire started in an enclosed porch on the first floor of the multifamily. Although the cause is still unclear, it does not appear suspicious.

First-floor resident Jesslyn Frantz is also grateful to be alive. She told Boston 25 News she and her three kids happened to be staying in Boston overnight when the fire broke out.

“The important part is that we weren't here and that I have my kids,” Frantz said. “That's all I care about. I don't care about anything else.”

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