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Police look for couple who ignored injured woman

New Castle police are asking for help in finding a couple who did nothing to help a seriously injured woman at Fort Constitution.

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Security footage shows the couple, a middle-aged white man and a middle-aged Asian or Hispanic woman, were aware of the injury as they walked past the woman June 10 and left in a white convertible, according to Seacoast Online

New Castle police, fire and rescue and the U.S. Coast Guard responded to the scene and helped the woman, who was injured by falling debris.

Florida man chugs beer during DUI stop, deputies say

A Florida man did not hide his thirst Thursday. When he eventually pulled over for deputies, he chugged a beer, investigators said. 

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Daryl Royal Riedel told Monroe County Sheriff’s Office investigators that, when he was scared when he was stopped and Deputy Anthony Lopez started to approach him, he was scared, so he drove off. Riedel, 48, has a suspended license, and had three previous DUI convictions with a fourth pending. 

Lopez pursued Riedel, who pulled over after a brief chase. Riedel got out of his pickup truck holding a beer, which he then proceeded to chug. 

Riedel was arrested and charged with felony DUI, fleeing and eluding, reckless driving, driving with a suspended license and failure to submit a breath test. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Indiana woman who passed out in White Castle drive-thru arrested on DUI charge

An Indiana woman who police found unresponsive in the drive-thru of a White Castle on Saturday was arrested on a DUI charge, WXIN reported.

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Police officers responded when they received a call at 4:50 a.m. about a woman asleep in the driver’s seat as her car was in the drive-thru lane, according to the television station.

Joanna M. Purtlebaugh, 30, was roused by officers, who administered several field sobriety tests that she failed, WXIN reported.

Purtlebaugh’s results on a portable breath test were nearly twice the legal limit in Indiana, the television station reported. She was taken to a hospital for a blood test and was booked into the Bartholomew County Jail.

Purtlebaugh is facing a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, WXIN reported.

Actress Heather Locklear hospitalized for psychiatric evaluation, police say

Actress Heather Locklear was hospitalized Sunday in Thousand Oaks, California, for a psychiatric evaluation, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to Us magazine.

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Locklear, 56, who starred on “Melrose Place” and “Dynasty,” was acting erratically and threatened to hurt herself, a police source told Us. The source told Us that a family member called 911.

According to TMZ, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office and the Ventura County Fire Department responded to the 911 call and went to Locklear’s home.

According to a 911 audio dispatch call obtained by TMZ, the family member called 911 and said Locklear was looking for a gun to shoot herself.

>> Heather Locklear arrested on suspicion of domestic violence

Police told Us that there was no crime committed at Locklear’s home, “only a medical issue.”

Locklear was arrested Feb. 26 on a felony charge of domestic violence and three counts of misdemeanor battery on a police officer after a dispute with her boyfriend, Chris Heisser.

World Health Organization declares gaming disorder official condition, publishes diagnosis criteria

Parents may think their children are addicted to video games. now The World Health Organization has declared it a new mental health condition. 

Specifically, the WHO has listed gaming disorder as a condition in the 11th edition of the International Classification of Diseases, CNN reported.

The WHO announcedlast year that it was going to include the disorder in the latest edition.

Dr. Vladimir Poznyak said the group is not setting a precedent, but instead followed “the trends, the developments, which have taken place in populations and the professional field.”

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Poznyak is a member of the WHO’s Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, the group that proposed the diagnosis to the World Health Assembly.

According to the WHO, the disorder “affects only a small proportion of people who engage in digital- or video-gaming activities.” But it also warns people to be aware of how much time they spend gaming, especially at the cost of other activities. They also want gamers to be aware of changes to their physical or psychological health and social functioning.

Being diagnosed with a gaming addiction is not new. The United Kingdom actually has private clinics that treat it, the BBC reported.

>>Read: Family seeks treatment for 9-year-old ‘addicted’ to playing ‘Fortnite’

There are also clinics in the United States, such as reSTART, CNN reported

Hilarie Cash is the co-founder of reSTART, said she is surprised that it has taken as long as it has to include gaming disorder in the ICD.

“I’ve been surprised it’s taken so long for everybody to catch up to the fact. But I also understand that they need to have strong, researched-based evidence before they bring on a new disorder,” Cash told CNN.

But not all agree that an official diagnosis is needed. 

>>Read: Gaming disorder officially recognized as mental health issue

Anthony Bean, a licensed psychologist, said it is early to officially name the condition.

“It’s a little bit premature to label this as a diagnosis,” Bean told CNN. “I’m a clinician and a researcher, so I see people who play video games and believe themselves to be on the lines of addicted.” 

Bean said games are a coping mechanism for anxiety or depression and that the criteria used to determine gaming disorder are too broad and subjective.

Puerto Rico still needs help: List of volunteer opportunities, charities

Hurricane Maria, the Category 4 storm that devastated Puerto Rico in September 2017, is estimated to have resulted in up to 5,000 fatalities in its aftermath.

Maria caused the longest blackout in U.S. history, leaving the entire island of 3.3 million people, including those in hospitals and nursing homes who relied on respirators, without power. 

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"Indirect deaths resulting from worsening of chronic conditions or from delayed medical treatments may not be captured on death certificates," Harvard University researchers said in a May 2018 study, which contended that the official government death toll of 64 is a "substantial underestimate."

Related: Study: Puerto Rico death toll 4,600 higher post-Maria

According to the study, this makes Hurricane Maria more than twice as deadly as Hurricane Katrina. 

Following the Harvard report, more than 400 pairs of empty shoes were placed outside the capital building in San Juan, part of a growing memorial to the hundreds of people presumed dead during or in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. 

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello told CNN there would be “hell to pay” if officials do not release the updated death toll.

Related: Puerto Rico’s empty shoes: Public demands transparency in Hurricane Maria death toll

The Category 5 storm hit the U.S. Virgin Islands in mid-September and eventually downgraded to a Category 4, but not before it plowed through Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, 2017, flooded the streets, collapsed homes and left the entire territory without power.

Though it’s been several months since the disaster, the U.S. territory could still use your help. Here are some ways to give assistance to Puerto Rico.

Related: Volunteer trip to Puerto Rico reveals an island still recovering from Hurricane Maria

Support Puerto Rico tourism

Tourism makes up 10 percent of Puerto Rico’s gross domestic product. While many resorts and attractions are still struggling to reopen their doors to tourists, about 80 percent of Puerto Rico’s hotels and restaurants officially began serving customers again in April. Many resorts, including the Dorado Beach Resort, which is a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, and the St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort are set to open in October.

"Tourism dollars means that more than 50,000 people will keep their jobs and businesses will keep running," New York Magazine reported.

Airbnb announced in May that, for the next three months, it will be donating any fees from booked trips to recovery organizations, such as All Hands Volunteers.

And while you’re in Puerto Rico, be sure to visit the farmers markets, which have suffered from buyer loss due to post-hurricane island flight.

Related: Hurricane season is officially here. How much damage will 2018 bring?

Your Puerto Rican adventures can do some good, too.

"Rappelling down San Cristobal Canyon supports conservation efforts in the area, a snorkeling trip to a coral reef or mangrove forest might include collecting data on local flora and fauna, and nighttime kayaking to the bioluminescent Mosquito Bay helps fund initiatives to reduce light pollution," Travel and Leisure reported, adding that most tours are under $15 and can be booked online.

You can also plant trees while in the area by signing up with Para La Naturaleza in Cabo Rojo or Barranquitas, or help clean up the coast and help the ecosystems in Manatí.

Related: FEMA tells Southeast to prepare for 2018 hurricane season

The official Islands of Puerto Rico website says, "Thank you in advance for your interest in visiting Puerto Rico and supporting our recovery by simply vacationing on the island."

Donate money

You can donate funds to a variety of nonprofits and aid organizations working to help Puerto Rico recover. Here are some reputable sites to consider giving monetary donations to:

  • Google.org: Google has committed to matching up to $2 million in donations made between June 8-20 in this campaign heralded by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Your full donation goes directly to one of the charities listed on the official website. Many on the list are also mentioned below.
  • Save the Children: Emergency relief and help for children directly affected by the hurricane.
  • Mercy Corps: Long-term local solutions.
  • Heart to Heart International: Medical care.
  • Hispanic Federation: Provides grants to support more than 70 aid/recovery nonprofits in Puerto Rico.
  • Project HOPE: Medical care.
  • Water Mission: Safe and clean water system restoration.
  • Direct Relief: Health care safety net.
  • First Book: Books and educational resources for children affected.
  • Global Giving: Emergency supplies plus long-term recovery assistance.
  • Habitat for Humanity: Rebuilding and repair.
  • Mission 500: Security company working to serve communities in crisis; holding service trip in the fall.
  • UNICEF: Emergency relief and help for children affected.
  • Amigos de Los Animales: Animal rescue.
  • All Hands: Structural recovery.

Charity Navigator can be used to learn more about the organizations before donating. Note that sending money via text message may seem convenient, but according to The Associated Press, that’s not the case. Charities often have to wait on phone companies to release the money.

Related: How dangerous is a hurricane? Understanding hurricane categories

Volunteer

  • Connect Relief: Food distribution and home reconstruction.
  • Join Mission 500: Security industry professionals interested in assisting families during a service trip from Oct. 31 to Nov. 4.
  • All Hands: Gutting, mucking, debris removal, mold sanitations, cement roofing via computer-generated imagery. Two-week volunteer commitments in Barranquitas and Yabucoa available.
  • Para La Naturaleza: Cleaning and taking care of ecological gardens; helping endangered species.
  • Visit Rico: Farming, agriculture experts .
  • Amigos de los Animales: Help local animal shelters find homes for abandoned cats and dogs. Volunteers can also help clean shelters and photograph animals for the organization’s website.
  • Instituto Nueva Escuela: Help paint schools, repair playgrounds and mentor children affected by school closings and budget cuts post-Maria.
  • Americas for Conservation and the Arts: Social media experts, digital and web-proficient workers to help with volunteer coordination.
  • Chef José Andrés’s World Central Kitchen: Help cook and package fresh meals from one of the #ChefsForPuertoRico kitchens to deliver to the territory’s recovering communities.
  • Explora PR: Adventure travel company with internship and volunteer opportunities geared toward outreach, summer camps, camps for children with autism spectrum disorder and more.
  • Vamonos: Student-focused tour operator with volunteer opportunities related to service in orphanages, foster homes, soup kitchens, construction, environment, schools and more.

Australian activist wants to scrap Father's Day, rename it Special Person's Day

An Australian activist who has campaigned in the past to rename Father’s Day as Special Person’s Day has renewed calls to change the name, WKRC reported.

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Red Ruby Scarlet, who holds a doctorate in early childhood studies, attempted to get the name changed in 2017 as a way to help children without fathers not feel left out, News.com.au reported.

Scarlet did not say if the name change also would apply to Mother’s Day, WKRC reported. 

“If we think about children’s rights and how they get to participate in a community and feel a sense of belonging, sometimes shifting the language around those emotive and important days can be significant and more inclusive,” Scarlet said.

4 dead after Osaka hit with massive 6.1 magnitude earthquake

A massive 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck outside Osaka Monday morning, leaving at least four dead and 300 injured.

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Update 12:18 p.m. EDT June 18: Authorities confirmed a fourth person has died as a result of Monday’s quake.

Kyodo News reported identified the victim as an 81-year-old woman who died after a wardrobe fell on her.

Three other people have died in the earthquake: two men in their 80’s and a 9-year-old girl.

Original report: According to The Associated Press, the dead included two elderly men and a 9-year-old girl killed at school when a wall fell.

The quake registered around 8 a.m. with an initial strength of 5.9, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

There was no tsunami threat however morning commutes were disrupted as trains were not running and power was out to many homes, according to the Japan Times

Kansai Electric Power Co. said nuclear plants in Fukui Prefecture were operating normally.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 

Man accused of making more than 1,000 fraudulent returns at Walmarts nationwide

A man was arrested in Arizona on Wednesday and charged with attempting to fraudulently return merchandise totaling $1.3 million at more than 1,000 Walmarts nationwide, KYMA reported.

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Thomas Frudaker, 23, was arrested in Yuma, the television station reported. He is accused of two counts of fraudulent schemes, two counts of criminal damage and two counts of theft.

According to the Yuma Police Department, an investigation showed that Frudaker attempted to return a computer to a Walmart in Yuma that he had bought earlier at another Yuma-area Walmart, KYMA reported.

Police officials said they believed that Frudaker removed parts of the computer before attempting to return returning it.

Officials said Frudaker is suspected of more than 1,000 fraudulent transactions at Walmarts over an 18-month period, CNN reported.

Frudaker's bail was set at $40,000 and he was scheduled to appear in court Monday afternoon, KYMA reported.

New York City customer's order instructed cook to 'please spit' on burger

A New York customer will never rhapsodize about the Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden in Queens -- especially after he noticed his receipt, which instructed the cook to “please spit “ in his burger.

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Curtis Mays said the sickening receipt he got from his waitress on Father’s Day caught his attention after his order got mixed up, WABC reported.

"I ate my burger already, I felt like I was gonna throw up," he told WABC.

Mays was eating at the restaurant with his daughter and granddaughter. When he looked at his receipt he noticed that the order for his burger included “Cheddar … Well Done .. Toast .. Bread … Please Spit In It Too.”

And “Add Caramel Onion Rings” and “Mayo.”

"I asked her 'Why would you do this?' And she couldn't explain it. She said she didn't do it, so I was like ‘Who prints out the receipt?' So she said, ‘I take it up there and print it myself,’” Mays told WABC. “‘So you did it? Why are you lying about it?’ She just walked off."

Mays said the manager fired the waitress immediately, and he was given a refund, the television station reported.

"He was saying, 'How can we compensate you?' I was like, 'How can you compensate somebody for spitting on your food? I ate this already,’” Mays told WABC.

According to the restaurant’s menu, a cheeseburger sells for $13.

The manager told WABC he had never had a problem with the server, and added it was unlikely the cook followed the instructions on the order. Nevertheless, he said the note on the receipt was unacceptable. 

The Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden has an A rating from the Department of Health, WABC reported.

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