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Generous diner leaves $2,000 tip on $17 bill

Delia Meek had worked 22 years at the diner and had never seen the man before Saturday.

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He sat down for breakfast at the 5 & Diner. When he paid the $17.23 bill, he left a $2,000 tip and a note:

“Please split with the whole staff. Merry Christmas!”

The nine employees working that day split the tip. The woman who served the man got $400, and the rest of the staff got $200 each, Meek told the Arizona Republic.

"I just want to say (to the customer), 'Thank you very much,'" Meek said Tuesday. "You helped out a lot of people with this generous tip you left for all of us.'"

Dinner? Train slices semi in half, sending chicken, beef flying

A semi stalled on a Florida railroad track was sliced in two after a train smashed into it just before midnight Tuesday, news reports stated.

Frozen boxes of chicken, beef and seafood — the truck’s load — spilled onto the ground after the crash created a meaty mess to clean up in Lakeland, according to WTVT

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And as no one was injured, some neighbors immediately thought about dinner.

While Colorado and Meat Seafood Co. employees were tossing the food into a dumpster, people began pulling it out. 

"People are hungry," Jessie Woulard told Fox 13. "Some people are so hungry they'll wash it off. Everybody needs something. It's Christmas."

Read more at Fox 13.

 

‘DWTS’ alums Kym Johnson, Robert Herjavec expecting twins

Kym Johnson and Robert Herjavec are expanding their family two times over.

On Monday, the former “Dancing With the Stars” partners announced Johnson’s pregnancy with an Instagram post of an ultrasound photo featuring one of their babies flashing a thumbs-up.

As it turns out, there is another baby on the way as well. 

“We waited so long that we decided to double up!” the pair told People. “We are very grateful for the blessing of twins.”

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Johnson, 41, and Herjavec, 55, were paired up on the 20th season of the hit reality dancing competition in 2015, and continued to date after they were eliminated from the show in sixth place. They announced their engagement in March 2016 and tied the knot in Los Angeles in July.

The twins will be the couple’s first children together. Herjavec, a businessman and investor on “Shark Tank,” is father to three children from his previous marriage

The couple will be joining the ranks of fellow celebrities who’ve recently welcomed twins, including George and Amal Clooney and Beyoncé and Jay Z.

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Little brother stands up for his big sister in the middle of her wrestling match

No one was going to beat up his big sister -- no one. Not even her opponent in her wrestling match.

Ryan Pendergast, 5, was wrestling against a girl his age in an elementary wrestling league, WFLA reported.

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But one little boy wasn’t having any of it.

The 2-year-old rushed out to save his big sister, Ruby, from Ryan, despite it being a sporting event, The Huffington Post reported.

All the kids fell down and the referee was joined by a parent to break up the wrestling match turned melee. 

The gym was filled with laughter as the adults broke up the scuffle.

Gun range patron shot, killed by employee in freak accident

An employee of a gun range in Texas accidentally shot and killed a patron as he worked on a rifle Tuesday morning, police said. 

The patron, Joshua Luke Cummings, 36, of Cypress, had just exited his vehicle in the parking lot of Hot Wells Gun Range when a bullet struck him in the head, KTRK in Houston reported. He was flown to Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, where he died.

Harris County Sheriff’s Office officials told the news station that an employee was working on a hunting rifle inside the building when it accidentally discharged.

“The bullet went through the wall of the small range house and struck a patron who was walking through the parking lot,” Harris County Senior Deputy Thomas Gilliland told the news station

It was not immediately clear why the rifle was loaded while the employee handled it. KTKR reported that homicide investigators were looking into whether it was human error or a gun malfunction that caused the gun to fire. 

Cummings’ Facebook page shows that he was the father of three young children. Heartbroken friends said the Cummings children are triplets.

YouCaring fundraiser page was established to help his wife, Kathleen, and their children. As of noon Wednesday, the page had raised nearly $10,000 of the $25,000 goal. 

“Josh Cummings has always been an amazing father, faithful, hardworking husband completely devoted to his faith, family and friends,” one woman wrote on Facebook. “Until we meet again, goodbye, our sweet friend.”

Hot Wells officials apologized in a statement that they said would be brief because they “simply do not have the words to express the sorrow in (their) hearts.”

“For 44 years, we have operated this facility accident-free, yet today, we are shaken by tragedy,” the statement read

They said that they would have no comment on the details of the accident while the investigation was ongoing. 

“We understand that this accident has, and will continue to affect the lives of many,” the statement read. “We ask that our community joins us in prayer for the healing of all parties involved.”

Woman takes car in for repair, then shop disappears

A woman filed a police report that her car was stolen after taking it to a mechanic and the shop closed, leaving no trace of her vehicle.

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Angela Robbins took her daughter’s 2005 Chrysler Sebring to Mechanically Inclined for a water pump repair in November.

“At this point, in time I’ll take it as is and somebody else can fix it,” she told WXIN. “Just let’s have the car back.” 

Ted Franklin, the shop’s owner, told WRTV he moved the shop after a dispute with the landlord and he had neglected to tell Robbins that her car had been moved. He said it took longer than expected because he kept finding additional issues with the car.

“I said, ‘We’re going there because we can trust these people,’” Robbins told WRTV. “Famous last words, huh?”

Police: Drunken off-duty firefighter kills pregnant 18-year-old, unborn baby in crash

An off-duty Dallas firefighter is accused of killing a pregnant teenager and her unborn child early Wednesday in a crash in nearby Cedar Hill.

The unnamed firefighter was driving a Mercedes-Benz south on U.S. Highway 67 around 12:45 a.m. when he rear-ended a Mazda SUV, according to the Dallas Morning News. The driver of the Mazda, Alyssa Pimentel, 18, and her passenger were both ejected by the impact.

Pimentel and her unborn child died at the scene, the newspaper reported. Her male passenger, who Pimentel’s father identified as her boyfriend, was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.

The firefighter and his passenger were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police investigators believe the firefighter was under the influence of alcohol and speeding at the time of the crash. 

Pimentel’s father told WFAA-TV that his daughter’s baby boy, whom she planned to name Josiah, was due next month. She had just picked up her boyfriend from work when the crash occurred.

The boyfriend has a broken neck, Pimentel’s father told the news station.

Pimentel identified her boyfriend on her Facebook page as Isaiah Perez.

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Pimentel’s father described his daughter as a “sweetheart,” a kind and caring person who would do anything for people. 

Family members mourned Pimentel on social media.

“I’m going to miss you, my beautiful niece,” Mary Flores Pimentel wrote from Chandler, Arizona. “You will always be in my heart.”

KDFW Fox 4 in Dallas reported that the name of the firefighter has yet to be released, but investigators said he faces an intoxication manslaughter charge in Pimentel’s death.

Man killed when van falls on him as he tries to steal tires

A man was killed Tuesday when the van he was trying to steal wheels off of fell on top of him, police said. 

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Police found the man's body under the vehicle around 8:30 a.m.

The man was identified as Jeremy Michael Dickey, 41, of Wilkinsburg, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office. 

2017 in review: Google looks back at the year that was 

Google has documented all of the stuff that we have Googled this year and it is really showing what the world has put up with over the past 12 months. 

In the video that summarizes 2017, every search starts with a simple word -- how. 

Then the rest of the sentence is filled in with terms like: “do wildfires start,” “far can north korean missiles go,” “do hurricanes form,” “help flood victims.”

The questions about natural disasters, as well as man-made issues, go on and on for the two-minute video. 

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And while it seems like it has been a year of tragedy, the video also showed that there is still hope left, from a sky show called an eclipse, to people beating the odds, and making a difference in society, and yes, even becoming a superhero.

The video ends with another simple query -- “how to move forward” -- and the answer -- “Search on.”

According to Google’s analytics, the most-searched terms in the U.S. were: 

  1. Hurricane Irma
  2. Matt Lauer
  3. Tom Petty
  4. Super Bowl
  5. Las Vegas shooting

Breaking it down to people, the U.S. searched for:

  1. Matt Lauer
  2. Meghan Markle
  3. Harvey Weinstein
  4. Michael Flynn
  5. Kevin Spacey

Click here to take a look at the complete list of searches for the U.S.

As for the entire world, the most-searched terms included:

  1. Hurricane Irma
  2. iPhone 8
  3. iPhone X
  4. Matt Lauer
  5. Meghan Markle

Click here to see the world-wide trends.

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