Aug. 29, 2018
FURMAN QB-CLEMSON STUDENT
Furman QB a full-time Clemson engineering student
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Harris Roberts is a quarterback for Furman. He is also a full-time engineering student at Clemson.
His worlds will collide on Saturday when he and his Furman teammates play at Clemson in the season opener for both teams.
Roberts admits it is going to be a little weird. Roberts says Clemson's football complex looks spectacular. He gets jokes from teammates about sneaking into one of Clemson's practices for a little pre-game spying.
Roberts will have a bachelor's degree from Furman and a mechanical engineering degree from Clemson.
DRAG QUEEN STORY TIME
Official resigns amid debate over 'Drag Queen Story Time'
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — An official in Louisiana has resigned amid controversy over a public library's plan to host fraternity brothers who are going to read to young children while dressed as drag queens.
News outlets report Lafayette Library Board of Control President Joseph Gordon-Wiltz submitted his resignation Monday amid debate over the "Drag Queen Story Time" on Oct. 6.
The announcement of the resignation comes after Mayor-President Joel Robideaux indicated he may look to cancel the event. Gordon-Wiltz is Robideaux's appointee to the board and has said he didn't see eye to eye with Robideaux on the event.
Similar events have been held in Atlanta and New York. In July, The Association for Library Service to Children promoted such events on its blog, calling those who've done it "library pioneers."
Police: Man angry about video sprayed hot tar on group
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Police in Pennsylvania are investigating a group of friends' claim that a man sprayed them down with hot tar because he was angry he was in the background of one of their videos.
Scranton police say they are looking for the suspect in the attack that took place Saturday night. Victim Michael Prado tells WNEP-TV all eight of them were hit by tar, and one of his friends had to be treated for first-degree burns.
Prado says the man was laughing at them while he sprayed gallons of tar at them from a utility truck. The victims say the man was angry at them because he was in the background of a video they were taking.
Police are still searching for the suspect. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.
Germany: Man run over in spat over fruit queue
BERLIN (AP) — German police say a 77-year-old man has died after being run over by another man following a dispute when the two were waiting in line for a commercial fruit press service.
Police in the eastern state of Saxony said late Monday that the victim had objected to a 74-year-old man's attempt to jump the line of people waiting in their vehicles to have their fresh fruit turned into juice.
Police said the suspect accelerated and knocked over the victim after he got out and stood in front of the suspect's car. The victim died shortly afterward from head injuries sustained in a fall.
Police said they are investigating the driver on suspicion of "bodily harm resulting in death."
Man pleads not guilty to dine-and-dash dating allegations
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County prosecutors have filed extortion, grand theft and other charges against a man accused of being the "Dine-and-Dash Dater."
Authorities say 45-year-old Paul Guadalupe Gonzales used dating apps to meet women, took them to dinner at restaurants and then left without paying any part of the bill.
Deputy District Attorney Michael Fern says eight women ended up paying themselves and in two cases restaurants picked up the check. The complaint says the women were defrauded of a total of $950.
Gonzales pleaded not guilty to a dozen counts at his arraignment Monday.
If convicted, he faces up to 13 years in prison.
Man reunited with dog lost in Gulf of Mexico storm
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man says he's been reunited with his dog after the animal fell off his sailboat during a storm.
News outlets report that Shane Hale and his small dog, Harley, set sail for the Florida Keys on Saturday but got caught in a bad storm that night about 3 miles (5 kilometers) off Englewood, which is north of Fort Myers.
Hale says Harley was wearing a life jacket and attached to the boat with a tether, but the dog apparently slipped out of the jacket after falling in the water.
Hale posted about the lost dog on social media and learned the next day that Harley had made it to a nearby beach. He says the dog caught a mild case of pneumonia but was otherwise fine.
Large European hornets' nest removed from car in Ohio
ALLIANCE, Ohio (AP) — European Hornets have been removed after building a large nest in a car in Ohio, in a scene that looked like a horror movie.
Travis Watson, who owns The Bee Man, was called into action after the nest was found inside the El Camino on Sunday.
Watson tells WJW-TV the queens emerge from hibernation in April and it takes a long time to get workers in the nest. Once the queen starts to only lay eggs the nest starts growing quite rapidly in July.
Watson says the hornets aggressively defend the nest and can sting repeatedly. He wore a triple-layer suit and sting-proof gloves while he blowing a powder into the nest.
He removed the nest and disposed of it because, he says, the hornets do not pollinate like honey bees.
HOT DOG STAND-BEES
Buzz off! Bees swarm Times Square hot dog stand
NEW YORK (AP) — A swarm of bees had caused a brief commotion in Times Square in New York City after they made their home atop a hot dog stand.
It happened at 43rd Street and Broadway at about 2 p.m. Tuesday.
The New York Police Department's bee keepers unit responded to the scene and safely removed the bees.
WABC-TV shows thousands of bees crowding the top of the vendor's umbrella as a beekeeper sucks them into a hose.
In a tweet, the NYPD said that "no tourist was harmed and no bee was left behind."