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4-day-old baby left in hot car in Massachusetts

A scare happened at a Leominster, Massachusetts, supermarket after a 4-day-old newborn was left locked inside of a hot car while her mother was inside shopping.

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Mother Sharma Murphy said that on her way to Market Basket supermarket on Friday, she stopped by the fire house to make sure her baby’s car seat was properly installed.

Less than an hour later, those firefighters helped rescue her 4-day-old baby, who was locked in her hot car.

A shopper called Leominster police after spotting a newborn alone inside a car. It was Sharma Murphy's silver Chevy Malibu.

>> A reminder of hot car dangers as temperatures climb

Murphy said she was out for the first time with her newborn daughter, 4-day-old Katherine, and was nervous.

“I went, I bought it. Came right out and this lady just starts screaming at me. Screaming at me,” said Murphy.

Murphy said she brought her newborn inside with her to Market Basket and then returned to the car when Katherine fell asleep. She said that she ran back inside for two or three minutes to buy some baby formula.

“I went (in and) I bought it,” Murphy said. “(I) came right out and this lady just starts screaming at me.”

Related: Two toddlers dead after 15 hours in hot car, police say

Police said the windows were rolled up.

“I believe she locked her keys in the car because they had to use the jimmy to get the baby out,” witness John Casey told WFXT.

According to WFXT meteorologists, the outside temperature was 84 degrees at the time.

Murphy said she didn’t want to wake her newborn.

“I thought, ‘OK, if I run in and run out...’ It was one of those things where she's gotta eat because I have nothing left for her and that's when everything happened and I'm like, oh my God,” Murphy said.

Katherine was taken to the hospital to be checked out. Her mother said he is fine.

The baby is currently in custody of DCF. No charges have been filed.

Unhappy customers caught on camera hitting restaurant owner, daughter over order, police say

Police in Georgia are hoping surveillance video that captured a violent attack will help them find the people responsible.

Video shows a restaurant owner and her teenage daughter being beaten by two customers Thursday afternoon in Baxley, Georgia.

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The victims told police the suspects were unhappy with their order. The verbal argument turned violent when one of the suspects began punching the restaurant owner repeatedly.

When the victim’s teenage daughter came out of the car to break up the fight, the male suspect punched her in the face.

WJCL reported that Baxley police have issued warrants for the suspects, Nathaniel Smith and Latasha Smith. The pair could be charged with aggravated battery and cruelty to children.

The suspects drove away from the restaurant in a cream or tan Cadillac Escalade with tag number REU8495. Officials said they headed north on Highway 144.

Anyone with any information about the assault is asked to call the Baxley Police Department at 912-367-8305 or the 911 call center at 912-367-8111.

Teen Falls Down 60-Foot Elevator Shaft At Abandoned Hospital

Teen Falls Down 60-Foot Elevator Shaft At Abandoned Hospital

167 McDonald's customers pay it forward to others in drive thru

More than 100 customers at a McDonald’s drive-thru in Scottsburg, Indiana, generously paid for the meals of the drivers behind them Sunday.

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WDRB reported that the act began with a regular visitor. ABC News reported that her meal was about $6.

“(The customer) saw a dad in the van behind her,” Hunter Hostetler, an employee at the McDonald’s location, told WDRB. “He had, like, four kids in the car. He had a bunch of happy meals, two Quarter Pounders, a Big Mac meal and some other stuff. She was like, ‘I'm going to pay for the father behind me, and I want you to tell him Happy Father's Day.’”

The father’s order was $36.

In turn, that father paid for the order in the two cars behind him, and from 8:30 to midnight, 167 cars total continued to pay it forward.

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“It was very heartwarming,” Hostetler, 19, told ABC News. “The last customer who came through even asked if there was another car and I said, ‘Ma’am, I’m sorry, you’re our last customer for the night. We’re closing.’”

ABC News reported that some customers were a few dollars short when paying it forward, but Hostetler and his co-worker, Jessica Wells, chipped in to pay the difference.

Hostetler noted that many customers paid it forward without regard for the cost of the orders behind them.

Frank Ward, the owner of the McDonald’s location, responded to what he called an “act of kindness” with a statement to ABC News: “McDonald’s believes in supporting the local communities in which we operate. I was proud to experience the Scottsburg community come together in this act of kindness under the Golden Arches.”

Authorities ID 10-Year-Old Killed By Log On Alabama Beach

Authorities ID 10-Year-Old Killed By Log On Alabama Beach

Man steals van, tries to board plane after jumping on wing

A Florida man stole a van, jumped on a plane’s wing and tried to board the aircraft that was preparing to taxi down a runway, according to police. 

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On Tuesday, Gregory A. Hoch, 37, allegedly stole a surveyor’s van after the man got out of it to get his tools, the Lakeland Police Department wrote on Facebook.

After that, Hoch headed straight to the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, where his plan was to “make the pilot take him somewhere,” according to police.

Hoch ran through a business, entered the airfield and gained access to the runway, police said.

Hoch’s plan was soaring high until he came tumbling down.

Just as he was about to open the plane’s door, Lt. Eric Harper from the Lakeland Police Department pulled Hoch back onto the runway.

Surprisingly, nobody was injured during this incident.

Hoch was charged with multiple charges including grand theft and burglary to an occupied conveyance. 

Canadian Special Forces Claim Record 2-Mile Sniper Kill Shot

Canadian Special Forces Claim Record 2-Mile Sniper Kill Shot

FBI to police in Texas: Bigfoot is ‘most wanted fugitive’

Round Rock, Texas, Police Chief Allen Banks has received a special message from the Federal Bureau of Investigation: the Hairy Man seen galavanting around the Round Rock trails is a “most wanted fugitive.”

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According to the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, which has been keeping residents abreast of recent Bigfoot sightings, Round Rock’s top police official got an email from the FBI stating it has added Bigfoot to the “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” List.

The Bureau is offering a reward of up to $500,000 for information leading directly to the arrest of the giant, hair-covered being, according to the Parks and Rec Department.

Bigfoot was last seen on the Brushy Creek Regional Trail and made “loud, demonic-like howl sounds,” according to the FBI most-wanted poster.

Recently, some Round Rock teens and other area families have shared videos of their search for the enormous quadruped.

According to the recently released FBI poster, Bigfoot is a “menace to wildlife” and is accused of “destruction of government property” and “terrorism of campers.”

The creature is allegedly “armed and dangerous,” according to the FBI message received by police.

But is the Round Rock Hairy Man really that ferocious and ill-willed? So far, there has been no evidence of destruction or vandalism by the big man on the trails. Not even any food or sign of a campsite has been found. Just a few oversized footprints in the mud are the only evidence left behind by the beast.

The Hairy Man seems to be abiding by the “Leave No Trace” camping principles: respect wildlife, take out what you bring in, and leave what you find.

So is this creature Round Rock’s Hairy Man legend of yore come to life? Is it Bigfoot? Sasquatch? Or is it just Harry trying to find his Hendersons?

9-Foot-6, 500-Pound Sturgeon Found At Oregon Dam Likely 60-70 Years Old

9-Foot-6, 500-Pound Sturgeon Found At Oregon Dam Likely 60-70 Years Old

8-year-old Florida boy catches 6-foot-long python

An 8-year-old Florida boy teamed up with his father to catch a 6-foot-long python in the Florida Everglades.

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According to a Friday Facebook post by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Joe Daskam and his father, Steve Daskam spotted the snake while driving down a road one night.

Related: Florida man catches 50th python during landmark python hunt

Under his Daskam supervision, officials said Joe approached the snake from behind and grabbed it right behind its head. This is the recommended way to catch a snake to prevent it from biting, officials said.

That same night, Daskam captured an 8-foot-long python.

FWC said both snakes were turned over to the agency.

Related: 12-foot Burmese python, 39 eggs captured in Florida

On April 15, FWC launched a program with 22 paid hunters to capture the invasive python species in South Florida. In addition to the paid hunters, FWC launched its Python Pickup Program that encourages people to kill pythons by offering prizes such as T-shirts, $100 gas cards, Yeti tumblers, GoPro cameras and other gear.

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