A McDonald’s employee in Daytona Beach, Florida, was attacked by three customers over a broken ice cream machine, according to police. WKMG reported that three females, including two teens, were in the drive-thru of the restaurant Sunday night and wanted to order ice cream. >> Read more trending news The incident report said that the employee told the customers the ice cream machine was down for maintenance and could not be used, according to WKMG. Related: Police: Woman pulls gun after being shorted one chicken nugget Police said the upset customers went into the restaurant and argued with the employee when they saw another customer with ice cream. Related: Pregnant Taco Bell employee choked by woman upset over hot sauce packets, report says According to the report, the employee told police one of the teens threatened to hit her before the women went behind the counter, hitting the worker and pulling her hair. A restaurant manager called 911 after the upset customers left the area. Police said they exited in a red sedan, WKMG reported. “The safety of our customers and employees is one of our top priorities,” McDonald’s said in a statement. “As this is an ongoing investigation, all inquiries are being directed to the Daytona Beach Police Department.” Police said the employee was not injured in the fight.
A Pennsylvania woman is facing charges after police said she overdosed while seven months pregnant. >> Read more trending news Kasey Dischman, 30, overdosed in her East Butler home on Friday, days after getting out of jail for retail theft, authorities said. In order to try to save her baby, doctors had to deliver the girl by performing an emergency cesarean section. Pennsylvania State Police said they are charging Dischman, who is recovering in a hospital, with aggravated assault on an unborn child. Dischman’s baby is in critical condition and on life support. If the baby does not survive, police said they plan to charge Dischman with homicide.
A pregnant woman is still recovering from a brown recluse spider bite that happened over a month ago. Kendall Butler was woken by the bite. She killed the spider and took it to the hospital with her immediately. >> Read more trending news Doctors were able to stop the infection and keep her unborn child safe by using antibiotics. However, she does have a large area of skin on her stomach that died because of the spider’s venom. Doctors said they don’t want to fully treat the wound yet because of the baby. Originally, the plan was to evacuate the wound and then look into skin grafts once the child is born. Now, Butler’s doctors say the wound needs to be evacuated sooner. They will wait until July 10 when the baby is seven weeks from the due date. Experts believe she’ll be strong enough by then to be born early, just in case anything happens during the procedure. A Green Country entomologist said that Oklahoma’s mild winter caused more dangerous insects to come out early. Experts say people should take precautions against insects while outside, but that there isn’t much to be done indoors but have homes sprayed. The Centers for Disease Control says that even though people fear bug spray with DEET is bad for pregnant women, it’s actually recommended with the same precautions as those who are not pregnant or lactating.
An inmate was shot and killed Wednesday after authorities said he grabbed a deputy's gun and fired it at Nashville's 100 Oaks Mall, according to multiple reports. >> Read more trending news In a tweet around 2 p.m. local time, Vanderbilt University officials wrote that a shooting was reported at the 100 Oaks Mall campus of Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Wow. Don’t mess with a pregnant lady or her purse. A woman in North Carolina is being charged with assault with a deadly weapon after chasing a man down with her SUV who she says stole her purse! Witnesses say they saw the man, identified as Robert Raines, rummaging through Christine Braswell’s car in a Walmart parking lot. “When I walked out of Walmart, he had her purse and was pulling all of her stuff out,” Blake Bennett tells WCMH-TV. “Then me and my friend told him to put it down and ‘What are you doing?'” Braswell showed up and the man took off running with her purse. But she wasn’t about to let him get away. “Me being five months pregnant, I chased a little ways then come back, jumped in the car, threw it in gear and come across the curb and ran him over,” said Braswell. Raines suffered minor injuries and is now charged with felony breaking and entering. (VIDEO)
In dueling visits to the U.S. Capitol by President Obama and Vice President-Elect Pence on Wednesday, members of Congress officially kicked off what is expected to be a bruising fight over GOP efforts to do away with the Obama health law, as Republicans said they were eager to get into the details of how best to repeal Mr. Obama’s signature legislative achievement.
“The first order of business is to repeal and replace Obamacare, and that was our message today, and will be our message on Capitol Hill,” the Vice President-Elect said after a meeting with House Republicans.
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Not far from where Republicans were meeting, President Obama was rallying with Democrats, urging them to fight Republicans with all they have.
“We’re united in our opposition to these Republican attempts to make America sick again,” said Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer, who repeatedly used that line to riff on Mr. Trump’s election mantra.
Democrats tried to warn Republicans not to follow through on their promise.
“What they’ve been saying is that they are going to repeal the health care act, and if they do that – there may be hell to pay,” said Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL).
While Mr. Obama focused mainly on the health care fight, Pence and Republicans discussed a broader array of efforts by the new administration – which will start right away.
“It will literally begin on day one,” Pence told reporters after his meeting with House GOP lawmakers, as he told Republicans that Mr. Trump will move immediately to repeal certain executive actions of President Obama.
“We are 16 days away from the end of business as usual in Washington, D.C.,” Pence said.
GOP lawmakers were thrilled with the call to action.
“The parade is going to be shorter so we can get to work early,” Rep. Dan Webster (R-FL) said of Inauguration Day, on January 20.
“It’s going to go on for about 90 minutes,” said Rep. Rob Woodall (R-GA) of the parade, “because they’re going back to the Oval Office; they’re going to sit down and get to work.”
The idea of a flurry of executive actions has been percolating for several weeks inside GOP circles – an effort as I’ve been told to basically “erase” much of what President Obama has done with executive actions during his two terms in office.
As for the health law, not long after President Obama left the Capitol, Republicans started the first procedural moves to lay the groundwork for repeal of that law, as the Senate voted 51-48 to officially begin debate on the “budget resolution,” which will allow for later action to repeal parts of the law.
The fight to repeal the Obama health law is officially underway.