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California woman finds frog in her salad

A California woman found an unpleasant addition to her salad earlier this month, as she uncovered a dead frog nestled inside the lettuce.

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Shawna Cepeda was dining at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse in West Covina and noticed her salad had a bitter taste, according to a Yelp review she posted on June 13. She began stirring the salad and found the frog.

“I see something kind of rolled up. I was like, ‘this doesn’t look right,’ so I passed it to my husband,” Cepeda told the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. “I asked, ‘Is that a piece of lettuce?’ Then he looked and daughter looked and he was like, ‘it’s a frickin’ frog.’”

Cepeda said she told the restaurant manager, who offered to pay for her meal but made the family pay for their drinks, KTLA reported.

“I just found a frog in my food from a place that doesn’t even carry frog and I still gotta pay for my drinks?” Cepeda wrote in her Yelp review.

Cepeda said she later received a $50 gift card from the restaurant’s corporate office.

An inspector from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health visited the restaurant on June 19 and found no health code violations, the Valley Tribune reported.

In an email  to the Valley Tribune on Thursday, Greg Levin, the chief financial officer for BJ’s said the company had launched an internal investigation to “ensure that nothing like this happens in the future.”

Cepeda updated her Yelp post on Thursday, writing that she still feels “really sick.”

“BJ’s has responded to my review and thank you,” she wrote. “But I’m disappointed that it took over a week to respond even after they had been responding to other reviews that were posted after mine.”

Second couple comes forward saying they were duped by wedding planner

More victims of a wedding planner accused of duping a bride out of thousands of dollars are coming forward with similar allegations.

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Melissa and Nick’s wedding plans started with a bad feeling.

The couple did not want to give their last name.

"It was honestly a blessing from God that, like, I saw the red flags immediately at the tasting. I was like, ‘This is not going to work out,’” Melissa said.

>> Read: Wedding planner takes $17K from Orlando couple but plans nothing, deputies say

The engaged couple hired Angel Jones with Angel's Dream Events to plan the most important day of their lives.

But the first time they met with Jones, Melissa said the wedding planner acted unprofessional by insulting the vendors and her choice of decorations.

"I left there crying,” Melissa said.

She fired Jones the day after hiring her, expecting to get back $1,000 they paid up front.

She said the contract they signed offered a refund up until 21 days before the wedding, but Melissa and Nick never saw that money again.

"I'm glad somebody finally spoke out," Melissa said.

She contacted Channel 9 after hearing the story about the Wilsons, who said Jones took $17,000 from them and left them with nothing three days before the event.

"I think we all probably would agree that we want her to go to jail,” said Melissa.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office is investigating.

The website and Facebook page for Angel's Dream Events were recently taken down, and her phone number was disconnected.

Kellyanne Conway and CNN’s Alisyn Camerota spar over Russian election interference question

CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota and White House counsel Kellyanne Conway shared a tense exchange after Camerota accused Conway of not answering her question about Russian interference.

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Camerota asked Conway specifically what President Trump’s White House is doing to prevent Russian interference and hacking in American politics.

Each time Camerota asked a question, Conway did not respond directly.

Conway accused CNN of pushing a narrative before saying “you’ve asked me the same question three times now and I’m answering it.”

“Kellyanne, you’re not answering it,” Camerota shot back.

“He’s the president of the United States,” Conway said again of Trump.

“And what’s he doing?” Camerota asked again, still in search of an answer.

Camerota continued to press Conway for an answer.

“What action is the White House doing to stop Russian interference in elections?” Camerota asked again.

Conway answered again telling Camerota that Trump expressed “his resistance towards any type of outside interference.”

Can you help? Couple sought after wedding photos found on flash drive at thrift store

A Charlotte, North Carolina, woman is desperate to find a couple portrayed in wedding pictures that she found on a flash drive she bought at a local thrift store.

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Kathy Feaster said she bought the drive at the Community Thrift Store to clean up her computer.

When she popped it into the computer, someone’s wedding photos came up.

>> Photos: Couple sought after wedding photos found on jump drive (WSOC-TV)

"I was like, 'OMG, these are somebody's wedding pictures,'" Feaster said.

The flash drive holds all the special moments from the couple's big day: walking down the aisle, sharing a first kiss as husband and wife and cutting the cake.

"(A) beautiful cake. (A) beautiful bride. The groom is handsome," Feaster said. "It's like the storybook wedding."

She shared the pictures with WSOC-TV, hoping to find the couple and to be able to get the pictures back to them. It appears from the data on the photos that the pictures were taken between 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on July 7, 2014.

"My most prized possession is my wedding pictures, and I just know that this couple would want theirs," she said. "Those are like things you show to your children, they show it to their children, their children, it just goes down the line, so I just wanted to make sure the couple got those pictures back."

Please share the post in case one of your friends knows this couple. 

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. 

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