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Father says bus drivers left 5-year-old at wrong stop three times

A father is frustrated after he says his 5-year-old daughter was left alone on a busy road several times by her bus driver. 

Brockton Public Schools is investigating after the father says a substitute bus driver missed his daughter’s stop. 

Mike Smith waits outside of his Brockton, Massachusetts, home every day for his 5-year-old daughter’s bus to arrive.

Recently, he says, the bus hasn’t been reliable.

“They flew right past,” Smith said. “My daughter was behind the bus driver and I could hear her say, ‘This is my bus stop.’”

Smith says a substitute bus driver has missed his kindergartner’s stop three times in the past two weeks, and has driven up the road and dropped her in an unsafe place on his street where the cars zip by at a high speed. There are also no crosswalks there. 

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“She almost got hit by a car. She tried crossing the street, she looked both ways. One car slammed on their brakes, one didn't, they jumped the curb and that's when my heart dropped,” Smith saud. 

Smith said each driver has been different and none of them appear to know the routes. When he confronted a substitute driver Thursday, he said the driver was dismissive.

“He completely blew me off,” he said. 

Frustrated with the driver’s response, Smith took his concerns to the school district and the bus company, who are both now investigating. 

A spokesperson said the driver has now been taken off the bus route.

“This bus driver should be taken off anything that has to do with kids in general, because the attitude I got from him was completely uncalled for,” Smith said. 

But he worries the problem is bigger than just his stop.

“If they can do it three times within two weeks for one child, how often is this happening to kids in the city?” he said. 

Smith said the bus company and the school district need to examine their protocol so that no one is left behind or in harm’s way.

President Trump launches national anthem petition in another move against the NFL

President Donald Trump is pushing his supporters to sign a petition vowing to stand for the national anthem in, what appears to be, his latest effort to put pressure on the NFL regarding players who kneel during the anthem.

“The President has asked for a list of supporters who stand for the National Anthem. Add your name below to show your patriotism and support,” reads the petition, which was created by the Trump Make America Great Again Committee, a fundraising organization.

The petition was also promoted and shared by the Republican National Committee on Twitter and its website.

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The launch of the petition comes less than a week after NFL team owners, executives and players met in New York to discuss the issue of whether or not to force players to stand for the anthem. The group eventually decided that the league would not implement a rule forcing players to stand.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said that players are encouraged to stand for the anthem, but there is no rule in place to force them to do so.

The president has called the protests disrespectful and has encouraged supporters to walk out of games when players kneel during the anthem. Vice President Mike Pence left an Indianapolis Colts game earlier this month, at the request of President Trump, after players kneeled in protest.

Newly-released video shows the moment a not-so-smart teen pulls a BB gun on a cop

A newly-released video shows the moment when a teen climbs out of a car wielding a BB gun and aiming it at a police officer. The result is a quick trip to the asphalt followed by a visit to the penitentiary.

Police in Orem, Utah recently released the clip, which allegedly shows 19-year-old Anton Oliver Preto Bay emerging from the backseat of an SUV while brandishing a BB gun. Officers are at the door, questioning the driver, who they accuse of giving them a false name when Bay gets out of the vehicle. While most of the audio is bleeped out to protect the identities of the suspects and the police, one officer can clearly be heard saying “are you kidding me? Are you kidding me?”

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The incident occurred on September 29, when police got a call about a suspicious vehicle. In fact, Bay is lucky he wasn’t seriously injured, as one of the officers off-camera reached for his own gun, KSL reports. The charging documents state that Bay fired his weapon three times. Lieutenant Craig Martinez explained “He saw the gun as it came up, and he drew his handgun and was about to shoot when the other officer closed the distance. So he didn’t. And the only reason he didn’t was because the other officer was so close to the suspect at the time.”

Martinez added that he believes the suspect was trying to commit “suicide by cop.” He says that his officers say Bay repeatedly told them “just kill me.” Bay was charged with assault against a peace officer, which is a second-degree felony, along with “giving a false ID to an officer, a class A misdemeanor; marijuana possession, a class B misdemeanor; and unlawful alcohol possession, a class B misdemeanor.” His preliminary hearing is scheduled for October 31.

After months of delays, Jim Carrey finally has to answer questions about his ex’s suicide

After months of stalling, Jim Carrey has been ordered to take the stand under oath next week, meaning he will finally be forced to answer questions in regard to his late ex-girlfriend Cathriona White’s 2015 suicide.

The actor is being sued for wrongful death by White’s mother Brigid Sweetman and estranged husband Mark Burton. He is scheduled to appear in court on October 27 for the deposition.

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“We are very much looking forward to Mr. Carrey finally being placed under oath next week and forced to answer the questions he has been dodging for years, such as why he provided illegal drugs to Ms. White, why he gave Ms. White multiple STDs and then lied about it, and why he has engaged in a public charade of innocence crafted by his handlers,” Sweetman and Burton’s lawyer Michael Avenatti said. “This is a search for the truth and we will find it. And when we do, it will not end well for Mr. Carrey.”

White’s mother and husband allege that Carrey supplied her with the drugs that she used to take her own life while being well-aware of her struggle with depression. Carrey’s lawyer Ray Boucher, however, has previously denied the actor’s involvement in her death, saying he is “looking forward to his deposition being taken because the truth ultimately will prevail.”

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“It already hasn’t ended well for Mr. Carrey, he lost a women he cared deeply about, that above all else is what’s important…It’s hard and it hurts,” Boucher said in response to Avenatti’s statement.

New study finds ‘alarming’ 76 percent decline in insect populations

Insects are in serious danger. Insect populations have decreased by about 76 percent in nearly 30 years, according to a new study.

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Researchers from Germany recently conducted an experiment, published in PLOS One, to determine how much populations had declined and why. 

To do so, they measured the total flying insect biomass, the weight of the insect catch, by using tent-like nets called Malaise traps. Those were deployed in 63 nature protection areas in Germany over the course of 27 years. 

After analyzing the results, they found that flying insect biomass had decreased by 76 percent and up to 82 percent in the summers during the time of the study.

In fact, the scientists say their findings suggest “the entire flying insect community has been decimated over the last few decades,” the study read. 

Scientists noted the drop occurred regardless of the habitat type, but changes in weather, land use and habitat characteristic were not the reason.

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Despite the unknown explanation, researchers say the dip is “alarming” as the disappearance of “field margins and new crop protection” have both been associated with insect decline.

“Loss of insect diversity and abundance is expected to provoke cascading effects on food webs and to jeopardize ecosystem services,” the study read. 

That’s why researchers hope to continue their studies to pinpoint the exact cause and ways to prevent it. 

“There is an urgent need to uncover the causes of this decline,” the study said, “its geographical extent, and to understand the ramifications of the decline for ecosystems and ecosystem services.”

Sugar can fuel cancerous cells, study says

Different types of foods have been linked to cancer, including saturated fats and processed meats. Now, scientists say sugar can fuel the disease, too. 

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Researchers from universities in Belgium recently conducted a nine-year experiment, published in Nature Communications, that revealed how sugar stimulates the growth of tumors. 

They explained that healthy cells receive energy through aerobic respiration, a process that transforms digested food into energy molecules. To complete the process, oxygen is required so that carbon dioxide can be released.

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On the other hand, cancerous cells get energy from fermenting sugar, which causes tumor growth. This is called the Warburg effect.

For the study, they examined the correlation between “the strength of the Warburg effect and tumor aggressiveness” by observing the sugar fermentation of yeast, which is similar to that of cells. They both “share the unusual characteristic of favoring fermentation of sugar over respiration,” the study read.

The scientists not only confirmed that sugar causes tumors to grow, but that it also makes cells multiply faster. They believe the sugar produces more of the most common cancer-causing genes, also known as Ras proteins, which fuel aggressive tumors. 

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“Our research reveals how the hyperactive sugar consumption of cancerous cells leads to a vicious cycle of continued stimulation of cancer development and growth. Thus, it is able to explain the correlation between the strength of the Warburg effect and tumor aggressiveness. This link between sugar and cancer has sweeping consequences,” co-author Johan Thevelein said in a statement

While the researchers do not understand why the cells react this way to sugar, they think their findings can help treat cancer with low-sugar diets. 

“This research in yeast and human cells has led to a new very valuable scientific hypothesis,” the authors wrote. “The next step is to find out whether these results also apply to patients.”

Florida teacher accused of having sex with girl, 15, multiple times at school

An Oviedo, Florida, teacher who is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl was arrested Thursday, the Seminole County Sheriff's Office said.

Sheriff’s Office spokesman Bob Kealing said Jaclyn Truman, 30, had sexual contact last year with a 15-year-old Paul J. Hagerty High School student multiple times at school.

“Investigators conducted a recorded interview with Truman, who is cooperating with the investigation,” Kealing said.

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The victim told investigators that the two had sexual encounters five to 10 times from March to May 2016, an arrest report said.

Seminole County Public Schools spokesman Michael Lawrence said Truman worked at the school as a long-term substitute teacher at the time of the alleged relations.

Lawrence said Truman most recently worked at Lake Howell High School, but she was placed on paid administrative leave Oct. 4 after the alleged incident was reported to the Florida Department of Children and Families.

Lawrence said Truman had a clean record and no reports of prior incidents. He said the school district performed background checks on her before hiring her as a full-time teacher.

"During that time frame, the teacher had already turned in (her) resignation to the district, which actually was effective and final yesterday," Lawrence said. "Therefore, this individual is no longer an employee of SCPS."

Deputies said Truman surrendered Thursday at the Sheriff's Office. She was booked into the John E. Polk Correctional Facility on two counts of lewd acts on a minor. A judge set her bond at $40,000.

Deputies said they’re looking into the possibility that Truman has other victims. Anyone with information about other possible incidents is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 407-665-6650.

Drunk woman who tried to bite the police officer arresting her sends him a sweet apology

A woman’s sweet apology is going viral.

Celina Dally of Louisiana was drinking at a wine tasting before passing out in a friend’s car, according to WGNO. Her friend became concerned and called authorities, but when Dally woke up, she was in jail, according to KATC.

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The criminal justice major at McNeese State was arrested for public intoxication and assaulting a police officer. During her drunken state, Dally tried biting the officer, WGNO reported.

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“My conscious [sic] was eating at me so I decided to find Officer Guillory (who’s super sweet btw) and apologize [with] a cookie cake,” Dally wrote on in a since-deleted post Facebook.

The cake’s message read, “Sorry I tried to bite you.”

Dally shared the apology on Facebook and it already has 10,000 likes and more than 3,500 shares.

People found the gesture sweet and hysterical.

Read more at WGNO.

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“He doesn’t have a heart” says family after a man allegedly killed a woman and her kids

An Arkansas man turned himself in after he killed a mother and her two young daughters, according to police.

Investigators told FOX13 Cordale Stacy turned himself on Wednesday morning around 7 a.m. Charges have not officially been filed, but police identified him as the suspect in the killings.

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The alleged triple murder happened inside the victims’ home in Forrest City Wednesday night. FOX13 is told all three victims were shot.

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Family members identified the victims as: Nashae Williams, 38 Malayya Williams Issah, 9 Zanasia Williams, 6 Family told FOX13 Cordale Stacy was Nashae Williams’ boyfriend. He is also the father of Williams’ youngest child. Another picture shared with me showing 9 y/o Malayya Williams Issah, 6 y/o Zanasia Williams, and their mother 38 y/o Nashae Williams. — Jeremy Pierre FOX13 (@JeremypierreFOX) October 19, 2017 That child was also in the home when the shooting happened but was unharmed. Police found the bodies of the victims in the front room of their home. Family members are in disbelief. “He didn’t have to kill them. He didn’t have to kill Shae,” Rhonda Meaben, Nashae Williams’ sister, told FOX13. RELATED: Police reveal the sickening motive behind a teenager’s brutal murder of his young siblings Meaben said Stacy had been Williams’ live-in boyfriend for several years. She told FOX13 they argued often, which caused Stacy to leave the home. “You didn’t have to do that to them babies,” she said. “They didn’t deserve it. All he had to do was leave.” Several family members said Stacy left the shooting scene with his 2-year-old daughter, who was not harmed. It is unclear whom she is staying with now. “He don’t care about nobody,” Meaben said. “He doesn’t have a heart. You can’t if you kill a 6 year old and a 9 year old.”

Kelly Ripa gets into the Halloween spirit by dusting off one of her favorite past costumes

Kelly Ripa can’t wait for Halloween, and she showed off how excited she is by sharing a throwback photo from one of her favorite years.

“#tbt 2010,” she wrote alongside of a picture of her dressed up as the iconic Cher. “If I could turn back time I’d be Cher every damn day.”

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Ripa’s husband, Mark Consuelos, caught the “Live! With Kelly and Ryan” star in another spell of Halloween excitement earlier this week. The actor shared an adorable picture of Ripa sitting on a large pumpkin on Instagram.

“I call this photo. ‘Me punkin on me pumpkin,'” he captioned the cute snap. “Enjoy….”

On Thursday, Ripa and co-host Ryan Seacrest shared a sneak peak at their Halloween special, both channeling “Game of Thrones” characters in order to make sure fans know that “Halloween is coming.”

RELATED: Mark Consuelos shares a sweet birthday tribute to his “boo” Kelly Ripa

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