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November 30, 2018

WOMAN PULLS KNIFE AFTER BEING ACCUSED OF FARTING IN STORE

DANIA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — First, she was accused of cutting the cheese. Now, a woman stands accused of threatening to cut the man who accused her of cutting the cheese. Police in Dania Beach, Florida, say the woman, 37-year-old Shanetta Yvette Wilson, passed gas while waiting in line at a Dollar General store on Sunday. That upset a nearby customer, who accused her of “farting loudly.” And that started an argument. Police say Wilson pulled a small folding knife out her purse and told the victim she was going to “gut” him. She’s charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. For the knife.

BILLY BASS AND ALEXA

DALLAS (AP) — For some, it’s a match made in digital heaven. For others, it sounds like something generated in that other place. Big Mouth Bill Bass has been programmed to respond to Alexa voice commands. The connection between the plastic singing and talking fish and the Amazon Echo Billy will see Billy lip synch to Alexa’s responses. And Billy will even be able to dance to songs streamed through Amazon music. When it’s first plugged in, Billy will respond, “Woo-hoo, that feels good!” Big Mouth Billy Bass was first sold in 1999. A developer first connected it to Alexa in 2016. This new version is due in stores tomorrow.

TEEN STUCK IN VAULT OF ABANDONED BANK

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a teenager managed to deposit himself into the vault of an abandoned bank in Hollywood, Florida — and it took several hours to withdraw him. News outlets report firefighters had to struggle to get the teen freed from the vault. First they tried to drill through a wall — but that didn’t go well. But a worker at the bank’s new branch across the street heard about the problem. That worker remembered the code — and was able to open the vault’s massive door. Officials say the teen and a friend were exploring the vacant Bank of America building when one of them got stuck. The other was outside the vault — and able to call for help. The teens’ parents were called and authorities released the boys to them. No charges were immediately reported.

by Oscar Wells Gabriel II

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