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)
Vice President Mike Pence made history on Tuesday, casting the first tie breaking vote in the U.S. Senate to help confirm a Cabinet nominee, as the Senate voted 51-50 to approve President Trump’s pick for Education Secretary over the strong objections of Democrats.
“It’s not Democrats who are bitter about the election,” said Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer. “It’s the American people who are bitter about the nomination of Betsy DeVos.”
Democrats had kept the Senate in all night to make their arguments against DeVos, mainly zeroing in on her lack of experience with public education.
“Betsy DeVos called traditional public education a dead end,” said Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), who blasted DeVos as “someone who has never worked in a public school, never gone to a public school, never been a parent of somebody in a public school.”
But Democrats were unable to get one more vote to sink the DeVos nomination; Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) were the only two Republicans to break ranks and vote against DeVos.
And when the vote ended in a tie, Vice President Mike Pence took the chair to cast a historic tie-breaking vote.
“On this vote, the Yeas are 50, the Nays are 50; the Senate being equally divided, the Vice President votes in the affirmative, and the nomination is confirmed,” Pence announced.
It was the first tie-breaking vote cast by a Vice President since Dick Cheney; Joe Biden never had that opportunity during his eight years in office.
“I congratulate Betsy DeVos on her confirmation as our nation’s next Secretary of Education,” said former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. “The President made an excellent choice to lead the Department of Education.”
Republicans ready to move on other top Trump nominees
With the DeVos nomination out of the way, Republicans signaled they will move on to other major nominations of President Trump, moving first to the choice of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) for Attorney General.
A final vote on Sessions could come by late on Wednesday; then the Senate is expected to move on to nominations for the Department of Health and Human Services and the Treasury Department.
Here is what the rest of the week might look like: