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Man is praised after stopping fight

He has been praised by LeBron James, Snoop Dogg and soon, the City Council.

Ibn Ali Miller, 26, was running an errand for his mother when he came across an altercation between two boys, stopped it and lectured the pugilists as well as a throng of onlookers.

In video of the incident, Miller calmly walks toward two boys who are fighting in the middle of the road as a group of teens looks on from the street corner. He points his fingers at the group and said:

"Everybody on their phones, y'all the real cowards. Record that, too. It ain't cool, man,” Miller started lecturing the fighters and gesturing to the crowd. “Y'all in the middle of the street. Look, they laughing. Look. He's got a big smile on his face. ... He's supposed to be your man."

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Miller continues in the more than four-minute clip:

"Y'all got parents. Don't make your parents look like this.”

Miller, who is a student and father of five, did not leave until the brawlers shook hands.

"It's sad to say, but it's not the first fight I broke up and it's probably not the last," Miller told the Press of Atlantic City on Tuesday. "You can't pick that 'today, I'm gonna stop some kids from fighting', but God does what he wills."

The video has been viewed more than 26 million times with more than 66,000 comments, even garnering a retweet of the video by Cleveland Cavaliers star James.

"To me the fact that LeBron and others have seen it ... it's cool. I'd be more excited when I was a younger man," Miller said. "But I want people to take away from it to pay it forward. That's it."

Nail salon allegedly charged overweight people more

A nail salon in Tennessee allegedly tried to cash in on people’s weight. 

Deshania Ferguson said she was appalled after seeing this sign at Memphis nail salon:

“Sorry. But if you are overweight, pedicures will be $45 due to service fees for pedicurists. Thank you!” the sign read.

The owner of the alleged salon said the sign was not placed anywhere on his property despite the similarities between his business and the space seen in the photo. He told WREG that he didn’t put the sign up but he considered doing so, as he doesn’t want to provide pedicures to severely overweight customers.

Son Nguyen said it is harder for his technicians to give heavier people pedicures and that they’ve broken chairs in the past, WREG reported. He said broken chairs have cost up to $2,500.

The salon isn’t only specific in their practices regarding  weight. Nguyen told WREG his salon, which has been running for nine years, charges men an extra $5 because they don’t come as often.  

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Brianna Chambers contributed to this report.

Neighborhood forces Florida woman to take down Blue Lives Matter flag

Jeff Gaddie says the Blue Lives Matter flag has flown outside his daughter’s home in St. Johns County, Fla., for years.

Gaddie told Action News Jax it’s flown to honor him and many other family members who are in law enforcement.

The homeowner is asking the St. Johns County neighborhood not be identified for fear of backlash.

“If you drive by and see that flag, it kind of makes you feel a little bit better that there’s a family that supports what I’m doing,” Gaddie said.

Recently, his daughter received a letter asking her to remove the flag, saying it doesn’t fit the rules and regulations of the homeowners association.

“She called to ask why,” Gaddie said. “They told her they had received a complaint that it was considered racist, offensive and anti-Black Lives Matter.”

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She was asked to submit a form for permission to fly to flag — so she sent in the request.

The request was denied.

To learn more about the neighborhood’s rules, we called First Coast Association Management, the company that enforces the regulations.

The company said only American and military-themed flags are allowed to fly in the neighborhood, but other flags are being displayed.

Portions of the neighborhood code say no flags will be displayed without approval.

Gaddie wants neighbors to know the flag is nothing but a show of support.

“We’ve got black officers, we’ve got Asian officers, we’re got every race,” Gaddie said. “I mean for them to say it’s racist — blue is not a race, it’s the furthest thing from it.”

The family is planning to appeal the decision at next month’s homeowners association meeting.

This flag is causing controversy in one SJC neighborhood. Homeowner being asked to take it down, neighbor complained to HOA @ActionNewsJax — Beth Rousseau (@BethANJax) March 21, 2017

Man searches 'teen marriage' days before kidnapping former student

A Tennessee man who kidnapped his former student searched “teen marriage” on the internet a little more than a week before kidnapping her, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

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Tad Cummins, a former high school teacher in Maury County, Tennessee, allegedly kidnapped his then-student, 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas on March 13. 

In the days before the two disappeared, Cummins also searched to learn what features of his vehicle might allow law enforcement to track him.

According to the TBI, concern about Cummins’ relationship with Thomas has heightened the urgency in the midst of an ongoing AMBER Alert in Tennessee and Alabama.

The agency believes Cummins, 50, may have abused his position as Thomas’ teacher “in an effort to lure and potentially sexually exploit her." 

During one incident about two weeks before Cummins and Thomas disappeared, one of Thomas’ fellow students reported an incident to the school in which the student said Thomas and Cummins appeared to be kissing at school. Both Thomas and Cummins denied the allegation, and school officials allowed Cummins to continue working at the school while school officials investigated the incident, The Tennesseean reported. 

Cummins was fired by the school the day after he and Thomas disappeared.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the TBI had received hundreds leads for the pair’s whereabouts from more than 24 states but no credible sightings of the two.

Neither Cummins nor Thomas has contacted family members since disappearing.

"She may not realize that she's a victim, but she is certainly a victim," TBI spokesman Josh DeVine said Monday. "She needs help, she needs our best efforts and she needs the attention of this country to be on the lookout for her."

According to the TBI, Cummins may be armed with two handguns and driving a silver Nissan Rogue with Tennessee tag 976-ZPT. A warrant has been issued for Cummins for sexual contact with a minor and aggravated kidnapping. There is a $1,000 reward for information leading to his capture.

These videos from London show the harrowing moments after the attack outside of the House of Parliament

An attack was carried out in front of British Parliament on Wednesday, which authorities have officially classified as a terrorist attack.

While a cohesive story is still developing, some aspects currently include a car driving into pedestrians, a man with a knife and a gunshot.

At least four people, including a police officer, are said to have died, with many more injured at the time of writing of this story:

A/Dep Cmsr Rowley “Sadly, I can confirm that four people have died including one police officer" #Westminster — Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) March 22, 2017

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A series of videos obtained by the Daily Mail show the aftermath of the attaack.

Some videos were taken immediately after the attack, including one that captured a shot ringing in the distance:

Others were taken after the situation calmed down:

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Authorities were seen rushing to the scene:

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Members of Parliament were also affected by the outside attack. They were told that they were on lockdown:

Scotland Yard also announced its counter-terrorism effort:

Additional videos can be viewed on the Daily Mail.

British truck driver finds out the hard way that you can’t make a meal on the side of the road

A British truck driver has been fined for preparing his lunch (dinner?) on one of his truck’s fuel tanks on the side of a highway.

BBC News reports that police on the M25 roadway near St. Albans pulled over to check on a truck driver who’d pulled onto the shoulder and stopped his vehicle. They found the trucker chopping tomatoes and scallions on a baking sheet perched on his truck.

The hardshoulder of the M25 is probably not the best place to start preparing your dinner. — BCH Road Policing (@roadpoliceBCH) March 21, 2017

Healthy as it was, police were not amused at his choice of test kitchen, and the driver was fined. The report neither lists the amount of the fine nor the fate of the appetizer.

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An 83-year-old man wasn’t content at the hospital, so he stole an ambulance

Authorities on Long Island say an 83-year-old man has been arrested after checking himself out of a hospital and stealing an ambulance.

Police say Donald Winkler, of Merrick, was upset with the quality of care he was receiving and checked himself out of Nassau University Medical Center around 1 a.m. Tuesday. Investigators say Winkler then stole an ambulance from the hospital parking lot that had the keys in the ignition.

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Police say they later found the man at a nearby 7-Eleven. Investigators say he admitted to taking the ambulance.

Winkler was arrested and taken back to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. Bail was set at $3,000 at a bedside arraignment.

Winkler is charged with second-degree grand larceny. He is represented by Legal Aid, which does not comment on pending cases.

EpiPens recalled abroad due potential failure to activate

The company behind the EpiPen, a life-saving drug delivery device for severe allergic reactions, recalled some sets of the auto-injector abroad on Monday, although none were recalled in the U.S.

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Pharmaceutical company Mylan said in a recall notice that one batch of EpiPens might not work properly. The batch went to Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Japan. The company voluntarily recalled those.

Mylan said that it got two reports worldwide of EpiPens to activate out of a batch of 80,000 devices. The issue came from a defective part, the company said.

Mylan came under fire recently for raising the price of the EpiPen to $600. The cost amounts to a 400 percent increase in price between 2007, when Mylan acquired the devices, and 2016.

The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.

Firefighters help Walmart greeter achieve goal 

Christopher Echele always wanted to be a firefighter. 

For his 46th birthday, Eureka firefighters helped Echele, who is wheelchair-bound and has worked 25 years as a greeter at Walmart, achieve that goal Tuesday.

“I’ve been a fan of the fire service ever since I was a kid and never really outgrew it,” Echele told KTVI. “So, to be able to meet and interact with all these guys is amazing.”

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Firefighters with the Eureka Fire Protection District surprised Echele at the store. They made him an honorary firefighter, picked up his mother and took them for a ride around their neighborhood. 

Echele has shown a lot of support for the Eureka Fire Protection District. Firefighters worked on the surprise with Walmart store managers. Firefighters told Echele he can visit the station when ever he wants.

“This was amazing,” Echelle told KTVI. “I was shocked.”

A school bathroom stampede in China tragically left two students dead and 20 others injured

A stampede in an elementary school bathroom in China caused the deaths of two children and inflicted injuries upon 20 others. According to the BBC, students at Number Three Experimental Primary School in Puyang county were crowded into a bathroom during their morning break on Wednesday when others started pushing their way in, trampling over those already inside.

One student died on the way to the hospital, while another passed away after arriving. The injured students were also hospitalized with at least two in serious condition. While the cause of the incident remains under investigation, a parent of a student stated on social media that it happened after panic erupted when a bathroom wall collapsed.

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Unfortunately, such incidents have been common in China, as a stampede near Shanghai’s riverfront during New Year celebrations in 2015 killed 36 people. Just one year prior, six children died and 25 others were injured during another school stampede in the southwest part of the country.

Video allegedly taken outside of the school following the tragic incident shows distraught parents and family members awaiting updates on the victims.

RELATED: Against warnings from China, the United States Navy sets out for South China Sea

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