Are you a Slurpee fan? “Bring Your Own Cup Day” is coming up

Grab a gallon jug, a pitcher, a bucket or whatever you’ve got. Friday and Saturday you can “Bring Your Own Cup” to 7-Eleven and fill it with a Slurpee.Slurpee lovers can use their own receptacles on Friday and Saturday and pay $1.50 n…

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FWC investigates viral video of shark being dragged behind boat

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating a video that has gone viral on social media that shows of group of men dragging a shark behind a boat.

Sport fisherman Mark Quartiano, also known as “Mark the Shark,” re-posted the video on his Instagram page saying, “For once I may have to agree with Peta. #Whodoesthiss*** #sowrong #notcool.”

The cameraman pans over at one point and shows three men aboard the boat, laughing as the shark is being dragged in the water.

“The FWC has been alerted to a video circulating on multiple social media sites showing a group of individuals traveling at high speed on the water dragging a shark behind the vessel,” FWC Law Enforcement Division spokesman Rob Klepper said in an email. “The FWC takes this very seriously and is currently investigating this incident. We are also attempting to identify the individuals in the video and where it took place.”

It’s unclear whether the shark was dead or alive while it was being dragged.

Klepper said it’s too early in the investigation to determine whether any “violations took place in this incident.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the FWC’s Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-3922 or email [email protected] Individuals can remain anonymous.
 

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9 dead after nearly 40 people found trapped inside semi-truck trailer in San Antonio

The death toll in a “horrific” human trafficking case in San Antonio has climbed to nine, federal officials announced Sunday afternoon.

Eight people were initially found dead and another 31 people were taken to area hospitals after they were found trapped in the trailer of an 18-wheeler in a Wal-Mart parking lot early Sunday morning.

One of the 31 taken to an area hospital has died, officials said.

Federal and local are investigating, but in the meantime, here’s what we know:

A Wal-Mart employee alerted police

A Wal-Mart employee called San Antonio police around 12:30 a.m. Sunday after a disoriented man approached him asking for water. The Wal-Mart is located at 8358 Interstate 35 South on the city’s southwest side.

8 were found dead at the scene, another other 30 were hospitalized — 1 more has died at the hospital

The cause of death is believed to be from a combination of heat exposure and asphyxiation. First-responders found the 30 survivors “hot to the touch” and showing signs of heat stroke and dehydration.

Seventeen people were taken to area hospitals on Priority 1 status: life threatening injury/illness. Thirteen others were taken on Priority 2 status: not immediately life-threatening.

2 of the 30 taken to area hospitals are school-aged children

Police said those two are believed to be about 15 years old. The others are in their 20s and 30s. Investigators have yet to determine their country of origin or destination.

‘Human trafficking crime’

Police have the driver of the 18-wheeler in custody. The driver is facing state and federal charges.

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Surveillance footage could lead to more arrests

“Checking the video from the store, we found a number of vehicles that came in and picked up a lot of the folks that were in that trailer (who) survived the trip,” McManus said.

Federal investigators are involved

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security officials have also been called in to investigate

Watch early morning briefing from SAPD Chief William McManus and SAFD Chief Charles Hood:

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9 dead after nearly 40 people found trapped inside semi-truck trailer in San Antonio

The death toll in a “horrific” human trafficking case in San Antonio has climbed to nine, federal officials announced Sunday afternoon.

Eight people were initially found dead and another 31 people were taken to area hospitals after they were found trapped in the trailer of an 18-wheeler in a Wal-Mart parking lot early Sunday morning.

One of the 31 taken to an area hospital has died, officials said.

Federal and local are investigating, but in the meantime, here’s what we know:

A Wal-Mart employee alerted police

A Wal-Mart employee called San Antonio police around 12:30 a.m. Sunday after a disoriented man approached him asking for water. The Wal-Mart is located at 8358 Interstate 35 South on the city’s southwest side.

8 were found dead at the scene, another other 30 were hospitalized — 1 more has died at the hospital

The cause of death is believed to be from a combination of heat exposure and asphyxiation. First-responders found the 30 survivors “hot to the touch” and showing signs of heat stroke and dehydration.

Seventeen people were taken to area hospitals on Priority 1 status: life threatening injury/illness. Thirteen others were taken on Priority 2 status: not immediately life-threatening.

2 of the 30 taken to area hospitals are school-aged children

Police said those two are believed to be about 15 years old. The others are in their 20s and 30s. Investigators have yet to determine their country of origin or destination.

‘Human trafficking crime’

Police have the driver of the 18-wheeler in custody. The driver is facing state and federal charges.

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Surveillance footage could lead to more arrests

“Checking the video from the store, we found a number of vehicles that came in and picked up a lot of the folks that were in that trailer (who) survived the trip,” McManus said.

Federal investigators are involved

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security officials have also been called in to investigate

Watch early morning briefing from SAPD Chief William McManus and SAFD Chief Charles Hood:

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Cocaine found in Cookie Monster doll leads to Key West man’s arrest

A 39-year-old Key West man is in jail after he was caught with a large amount of cocaine hidden in a Cookie Monster doll, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

Camus McNair was arrested Wednesday on a charge of cocaine trafficking.

A deputy initiated a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 1 in Marathon after a car drove past him with its license plate obscured and windows illegally tinted, sheriff’s spokeswoman Becky Herrin said.

When the driver, identified as McNair, rolled down his window, the deputy could smell marijuana coming from inside the car, Herrin said.

During a search of the car, the deputy found a backpack with a Cookie Monster doll inside. Noticing that it weighed more than it should, the deputy found a slit cut in the doll and found two packages of cocaine stuffed inside, Herrin said.

Paperwork found inside the backpack indicated that it didn’t belong to McNair, Herrin said.

McNair was being held without bond on the felony charge.

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Facebook friend request warning message is fake

If you’re a frequent Facebook user, chances are at least one of your friends has sent you a message warning you not to accept a friend request from Jayden K. Smith.

There’s no need to forward the message or be concerned about a friend request from Mr. Smith because the message is a hoax.

If you haven’t received the fake warning yet, consider yourself lucky. But, here’s what to look for:

“Please tell all the contacts in your messenger list not to accept Jayden K. Smith friendship request. He is a hacker and has the system connected to your Facebook account. If one of your contacts accepts it, you will also be hacked, so make sure that all your friends know it. Thanks. Forwarded as received. Hold your finger down on the message. At the bottom in the middle it will say forward. Hit that then click on the names of those in your list and it will send to them.”

The message isn’t entirely new. In fact, several versions of it have circulated on social media for years.
People may think they’re helping their friends by forwarding the message, but in reality, they are only perpetuating the hoax (and probably annoying their more savvy friends in the process).

The fact-checking website Snopes says “Accepting a Facebook friend request from a stranger will not provide hackers with access to your computer and online accounts.’’

While “friending” someone won’t give them the ability to hack into your account, it is still recommended that you not accept friend requests from people you don’t know because you are giving them access to whatever personal pictures and information you may post.

While the hoax message isn’t exactly helping any of your friends, the fake message has provided fodder for snarky Twitter users which could at least give them a laugh:

BREAKING: #Trump angrily tweets #JaydenKSmith is a terrible loser and needs to get off the Internet.

— Jamie S. (@Twinmom0) July 10, 2017

People PLEASE STOP IT WITH THE MESSAGES ABOUT Jayden K Smith. You look like IDIOTS! #jaydenksmith #FFS pic.twitter.com/RWEABT0set

— Kelly Collier (@KellyColli) July 10, 2017

Today I learned I have a lot of dumb, gullible Facebook friends…. #JaydenKSmith

— Alexandra Markus (@AM_Markus) July 10, 2017

Jayden K Smith is not accepting my friend request 😭 #jaydenksmith pic.twitter.com/6eMkEAFRjf

— Kelly Collier (@KellyColli) July 10, 2017

Poor #jaydenksmith pic.twitter.com/DXzjkXahza

— Che (@mountainembrace) July 10, 2017

Because we all received like 20 messages… #Facebook #friends #friendrequest #JaydenKSmith #omg #lol pic.twitter.com/X0DEhU9jlj

— Misty Misteria (@MysteriaMI) July 10, 2017

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