Couple assaults restaurant owner and daughter over food order

An angry couple assaulted a Georgia fast food owner and her daughter outside a restaurant over a chicken and fries order — leaving the two women battered and authorities in disbelief.

“I have a severely broken nose that requires surgery,” Quik Chik owner Jeanette Norris told the Daily News Sunday. “My daughter is scared. She was hit on her right side and has a black eye.”

Norris was violently attacked at around 3 p.m. Thursday at the restaurant in Baxley after a couple complained about an order — prompting an argument that led suspect, Latasha Smith, to slap and punch her repeatedly, Baxley police said.

Security footage shows Norris’ 15-year-old daughter getting out of a vehicle to confront the couple and help her mother. Suspect Nathaniel Smith — wearing a black shirt, red shorts and hat — then sucker punches the teen in the face, knocking her ground.

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“She’s lucky to be alive the way she was hit,” Norris said, adding that her daughter also suffered a mild concussion and hopes the violent pair will be put in jail.

Baxley Police Department Chief James Godfrey told WTCO-TV that out of the 41 years he’s worked in law enforcement, he’s never seen anything like it.

Norris said the two had been frequent diners for the past five or six years. In her 13 years working in the food business, she said she hasn’t had a problem telling customers to leave the restaurant if they acted up.

Authorities are looking for Nathaniel Eric Smith and Latasha M. Smith after a mother and her daughter were assaulted at their family-owned restaurant.

Authorities are looking for Nathaniel Eric Smith and Latasha M. Smith after a mother and her daughter were assaulted at their family-owned restaurant.

(Baxley Police Department)

She described Latasha Smith as never being “real nice” but Nathaniel Smith, through previous conversions, seemed “okay.”

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Nathaniel Smith ordered chicken, fries and a roll, but then complained to employees that his chicken was cold and he didn’t receive enough fries, Norris said, adding that she refunded his money. 

The argument began inside the eatery and then she called the police. Norris told the couple cops were on the way before the female suspect jumped on her and the two fled the scene, she told The News.

Nathaniel Eric Smith is shown  punching Jeanette Norris’  daughter in the face.

Nathaniel Eric Smith is shown punching Jeanette Norris’ daughter in the face.

(WTOC)

Both women were treated at Wayne Memorial Hospital for their injuries.

Norris said she was scheduled to have surgery for her nose on Monday, but will have to wait six more months because she, her daughter and other family member are traveling to New York on Tuesday for vacation.

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The pair is still on the run and warrants for aggravated battery and cruelty to children have been issued, police said.

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Post Malone Wants to Honor Stone Cold Steve Austin with a Feature and a Wrestling Career

Post MaloneStone Cold Inspired a SongAnd Maybe Even My Wrestling Career

6/25/2017 1:17 PM PDT

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Post Malone is giving props to Stone Cold Steve Austin for being the inspiration to one of his songs … and perhaps a shot at getting in the ring himself.

We got Post Sunday outside of the JW Marriott in L.A. and asked if he’d be down to do with Steve what he’s doing with A.I. and his song “White Iverson. Sounds like he’s all in … Steve’s just gotta make a call.

Then Post starts talking wrestling, and says he’d be down to throw down some suplexes on the mat if the opportunity presented itself. Again … WWE just needs to pick up the phone.

Wait’ll you hear who his coach for that would be … hint, it ain’t Stone Cold. 


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Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak to leave D.C. for Russia

People in Washington will finally stop secretly meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak — because he’s leaving.

The Kremlin diplomat at the center of multiple President Trump controversies will be stepping down in July and returning to Russia, BuzzFeed News reported Sunday.

Kislyak will leave in his wake a series of investigations tied to talks he had with Trump aides during and after the 2016 campaign. His departure will complicate any potential attempts for him to testify for any of the probes.

The exit is especially surprising because Kislyak was reportedly planning to instead come to New York for a counterterrorism position with the United Nations.

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The Russian government had no immediate comment or explanation for Kislyak’s homecoming.

The 66-year-old diplomat has served as the ambassador to the United States since 2008, and avoided controversy for most of that time.

But Kislyak became a central figure in the investigations into Russia’s interference in the 2016 campaign — and whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin.

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Kislyak possessed a singular ability to derail the careers of Trump officials simply by talking to them. A Newsweek story last week deemed him “the most radioactive man in Washington.”

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The troubles started in February when former national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned after reports revealed he secretly spoke with Kislyak in December about sanctions on Russia.

One month later, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the federal investigation into Trump’s campaign after admitting that he, too, spoke with Kislyak during the campaign — and did not say so during his confirmation hearing. Sessions’ Senate testimony this month largely centered on parsing the details of his talks with Kislyak.

Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, who is also a senior adviser to the President, covertly conversed with Kislyak in December about setting up a private back channel for communications with the Kremlin.

Kislyak was also at the White House with Russian Foreign Sergei Lavrov the day after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, who was leading the probe into the Trump campaign. The Washington Post later revealed Trump exposed highly classified terrorism intelligence to Kislyak and Lavrov during their private meeting.

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller and several congressional committees are still investigating Russia’s election meddling and whether anyone in the Trump campaign knew about it.

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Joins Toronto's Pride Parade

Justin TrudeauJoins Toronto’s Pride Parade

6/25/2017 12:19 PM PDT

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did what Donald Trump has refused to do for all of June … walk among his LGBT citizens to honor Pride Month. 

Trudeau joined in on Canada’s largest Pride parade in Toronto Sunday, where he took to the streets to march with members of the LGBT community. He made many stops along the way … shaking hands and talking to reporters. 

President Trump has failed to formally acknowledge June as Pride Month — unlike President Obama, who did so almost every year over his 8-year term. 

Looks like the PM is keeping up with the tradition up north. 


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Lil' Kim in LAPD crosshairs after BET Awards party house robbery

Rapper Lil’ Kim is in hot water after a Sunday morning robbery in Los Angeles.

The Brooklyn-born Grammy winner is reportedly being eyed by the Los Angeles Police Department as a person of interest after her crew allegedly lifted a deposit check and cash worth $ 20,000 from a home Kim had rented — and then bailed on — for the night.

The incident began after Kim and her crew determined the home, which they had rented for a BET party Saturday night, was not up to snuff, TMZ reports. The “Crush on You” singer demanded money back from the owner or property manager, but did not receive it, sparking an argument that resulted in a call to the cops.

The police determined it was a civil matter and left, but robbers reportedly returned to the home around 4 a.m. donning ski masks and flaunting weapons to retrieve the deposit, slash the victim’s tires and steal a hubcap while they were at it.

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The LAPD has reportedly launched a robbery investigation.

Representatives for Lil’ Kim did not immediately respond to request for comment.

The singer, whose real name is Kimberly Jones, previously served a year and one day in prison in 2005 for federal perjury in connection with a 2001 shooting incident outside the Hot 97 radio station in New York. During the trial, she claimed that she was not near Damion Butler, a co-manager of hers at the time, during the shooting, but footage from a security camera proved otherwise.

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Lil Kim Person of Interest in BET Weekend Robbery

Lil KimPerson of Interest in BET Weekend Robbery

6/25/2017 7:35 AM PDT

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Lil Kim is in the crosshairs of the LAPD after her crew allegedly robbed a woman over a BET party house … TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us, Kim rented a house for a BET weekend party but apparently the crib was not to her liking. We’re told Sunday at 2 AM Kim and her crew went to check out the house, didn’t like it and demanded their money back from either the owner or property manager.

The money wasn’t forthcoming, an argument erupted and cops were called. Police arrived and told them it was a civil matter and they could do nothing … so they left.

We’re told Kim and her crew also left, but at 4 AM, a group of people showed up at the house with ski masks and weapons and got what they were after … Kim’s deposit check and cash, totaling at least $ 20k.

Law enforcement sources say the robbers weren’t done … they also slashed all of the victim’s tires and stole a hubcap.

The LAPD has launched a robbery investigation.  

We reached out to Kim’s people … so far, no word back. 


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How much you should tip around the world

  • Holidaymakers often struggle to know how much to tip restaurant staff abroad
  • In some countries, like the US, waiters can expect to be left up to 25% of the bill
  • But in parts of Asia it is considered rude to tip and you risk offending the staff
  • Good Housekeeping Institute research reveals exactly how much to leave 

It is a dilemma every holidaymaker has faced while dining out overseas: should you leave a tip? 

While tipping is customary – and even expected – in most Western nations, in other parts of the world, tourists risk offending staff if they leave money on the table after the meal. 

It can also lead to overspending on a holiday budget as a tip can add up to 25 per cent to any meal out.

Holiday dilemma: Many tourists struggle to know how much they should tip restaurant staff

Holiday dilemma: Many tourists struggle to know how much they should tip restaurant staff

Etiquette guide: In parts of Asia, including China, staff could take offence if you leave a tip

Etiquette guide: In parts of Asia, including China, staff could take offence if you leave a tip

New research from the Good Housekeeping Institute reveals where in the world you should expect to tip, and how much is an acceptable amount to leave.

Sara Benwell, Consumer Editor at Good Housekeeping, said: ‘In Japan, there is a no-tipping culture, and you may offend your waiter if you try to give him some money, while in America, tips are very much expected, and it’s rude if you don’t leave anything. 

‘In France, the service charge must be included in the bill by law. However, many locals will also leave some coins as an extra sign of appreciation.’

She pointed out that failing to factor in tips to your holiday budget can quickly add to the cost of your holiday as you not only have to spend more, but might also be faced with overseas card charges and poor exchange rates when you try to make up the shortfall. 

Mark of thanks: In Germany, Italy and India, it is polite to leave staff 10 per cent of the total bill

Mark of thanks: In Germany, Italy and India, it is polite to leave staff 10 per cent of the total bill

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the US tops the list of the biggest restaurant tip, with wait staff expecting to be left between 10 and 25 per cent of the total bill. American taxi drivers also expect a little extra, although there is no fixed amount.

Tipping is not expected in many South East Asian countries, although it is a polite and easy way to show your appreciation for good service and is greatly received. 

However in Japan and China, tipping in restaurants and taxis are both frowned upon and should be avoided.  

Don't forget: Waiters in the US expect as much as 25 per cent and it is rude not to leave a tip

Don’t forget: Waiters in the US expect as much as 25 per cent and it is rude not to leave a tip

Protesters stall Twin Cities Pride parade post-Castile verdict

Dozens protested police presence at the Twin Cities Pride parade Sunday, days after the acquittal of the Minnesota cop who gunned down Philando Castile.

About 150 activists carrying signs and banners reading “Black Lives Matter” and “No KKKops at Pride! Make Pride Revolutionary Again!” stalled the proceedings in the wake of ex-Officer Jeronimo Yanez skirting a manslaughter charge earlier this month, the Star-Tribune reported.

Chants of “No justice, no pride!” rang out at the Ashley Rukes GLBT Pride Parade in downtown Minneapolis, with one large banner blaring “Justice for Philando.”

Protestors block the parade route during Twin Cities Pride parade in Minneapolis.

Protestors block the parade route during Twin Cities Pride parade in Minneapolis.

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The protest came two days after the LGBT nonprofit Twin Cities Pride issued a mea culpa for an attempt to exclude uniformed, off-duty cops from participating in the Pride Day festivities.

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“We would like to apologize to the law enforcement community for neglecting to communicate and consider input for other possible alternatives prior to releasing the details of this decision,” executive director Dot Belstler said in a statement.

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“Following its release, we received input from impacted parties and through this input we recognize this decision has made members of the law enforcement community feel excluded, which is contrary to our mission to foster inclusion.”

Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau, the first lesbian to serve as the city’s top cop, thanked the organization Friday for a “thoughtful conversation.”

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Former St. Anthony cop Jeronimo Yanez.

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“I look forward to future discussions, I look forward to seeing everybody out at the parade on Sunday, and I want to wish everybody a happy Pride,” she said in a brief video.

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Tensions have run high in the Minneapolis suburbs since a jury on June 16 acquitted Yanez for fatally shooting Castile — a legal gun owner who told the St. Anthony officer he wasn’t drawing his firearm — during a traffic stop last summer.

Authorities last week also released transcript of a post-shooting interview Yanez had given to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, along with graphic dashcam video footage showing how a traffic stop turned deadly in mere seconds.

The department fired Yanez the same day he walked free.

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Meek Mill Denies Jumping Safaree And Says He Won't Fight Him

Meek MillSafaree Who?‘I Don’t Even Fight’

6/25/2017 10:45 AM PDT

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Meek Mill’s happy to play the “who” game when it comes to questions about Safaree Samuels … and he probably ain’t squaring up with him anytime soon either.

Paps got Meek Saturday night leaving the District in Bev Hills — rolling SUPER deep with bodyguards — where he ducked and dodged questions about Safaree claiming Meek and his crew jumped him on Friday.

It’s like a Dr. Seuss book here at first, but then Meek gets into Safaree’s request for a 1-on-1 fight straight up. As he puts it, he’s a “Don” … and Dons don’t fight. Okay, bud. 


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Shark terrifies holidaymakers near Magaluf

  • A blue shark was spotted close to the shore in Illetas, Majorca, on Saturday 
  • Today, a beach off Cala Major close to the spot was closed after second sighting
  • A spokesman for Calvia Council said it is thought to be the same shark 

An eight-foot-long shark is terrifying bathers at beaches near the tourist hotspot of Magaluf. 

Panicked bathers ran out of the sea after a blue shark came close to the shore at midday on Saturday in Illetas, Majorca.

And today authorities closed another beach following a second sighting off nearby Cala Major, a ten-minute drive east along the coast towards Palma.

A blue shark came close to the shore at midday on Saturday off the holiday resort of Cala Major, a ten-minute drive east along the coast towards Palma

A blue shark came close to the shore at midday on Saturday off the holiday resort of Cala Major, a ten-minute drive east along the coast towards Palma

The sighting on Saturday at midday sparked panic among bathers who ran out of the sea after catching sight of the shark

The sighting on Saturday at midday sparked panic among bathers who ran out of the sea after catching sight of the shark

The sighting on Saturday at midday sparked panic among bathers who ran out of the sea after catching sight of the shark

The beach has now reopened, although lifeguards in the water were stopping people from swimming too far out.

Others kept watch on rocks near the beach so they could alert colleagues if the fish returned.  

One local said first aiders sounded the alarm by yelling: ‘Everyone out of the water.’ 

A local council spokesman said it was believed to be the same one that had terrified bathers in Illetas.

A terrified bather watches the shark as it swims along the shore in Illetas

A terrified bather watches the shark as it swims along the shore in Illetas

The new scare happened around 9am this morning, according to reports.

Lifeguards are said to have ordered people out of the water before hoisting up the red flag and alerting police. Because it happened earlier on in the day there were less people in the sea at the time.

A spokesman for Calvia Council, which covers Illetas, confirmed the blue shark had approached the shoreline between midday and 1pm on Saturday and said it was thought to be the same one seen on Sunday morning.

She added: ‘It approached the beach at Illetas yesterday between 12 and 1pm.

‘It was kept under control and the beach is being watched as well today.

‘The one seen off Cala Major appears to be the same one. It has been kept under close watch since early morning.’ 

According to reports, the shark came and went within five minutes on Saturday, sparking pandemonium among those who had seen it as well as those who hadn’t but were caught up in the drama caused by bathers racing out of the water. 

Extraordinary photos taken by stunned onlookers show the shark swimming towards a group of people including children on lilos.

Civil Guard were alerted and Civil Protection workers monitored the area for several hours afterwards to make sure the shark, known as a tintorera in Spanish, did not reappear.

The beach at Cala Major has now reopened following the second sighting 

The beach at Cala Major has now reopened following the second sighting 

Tourists are allowed back in the water under the watchful eye of Life Guards posted all along the beach keeping an eye out for the shark spotted this morning

Tourists are allowed back in the water under the watchful eye of Life Guards posted all along the beach keeping an eye out for the shark spotted this morning

A spokesman for Calvia Council said the shark spotted off Cala Major is thought to be the same one seen on Saturday at midday in Illetas

A spokesman for Calvia Council said the shark spotted off Cala Major is thought to be the same one seen on Saturday at midday in Illetas

The fish is thought to have neared the shore after becoming disorientated and vanished after swimming back out to sea.

A blue shark was blamed for an attack on a swimmer off a popular Ibiza holiday beach last month which left him needed emergency hospital treatment.

The Spanish pensioner was treated for a two-inch gash to his hand just over a week ago after being bitten off the beach at Playa d’en Bossa, home to famous clubs like Ushaia and one of the most popular destinations on Ibiza for British and Irish tourists.

Blue sharks 

Blue sharks are fearsome predators which inhabit deep waters in temperate and tropical oceans across the globe.

The predators are one of the widest ranging species, feeding in waters from Norway to Soutch Africa. 

Adult males can reach lengths of almost 3 metres (10 feet), while females can grow even larger, growing an extra foot in length.

Fish and squid are their main food but they have been known to eat larger prey.  

Despite their fearsome appearance, these sharks are under threat.

In recent years their numbers have declined by as much as 60 per cent and their conservation status is now ‘near threatened’.

Several people are said to have left the water after the incident, although the beach was not closed to swimmers.

First aiders launched a search for the fish but abandoned their hunt after about an hour when they failed to find any sign of it.

The bite victim, an 82-year-old man, was discharged from Can Misses Hospital near Ibiza town following treatment, some four hours after he had been admitted.

Blue sharks are one of the most common species of sharks in the Mediterranean.

The same type of shark was blamed for an attack on a holidaymaker in Elche near Alicante last July.

The 40-year-old victim was rushed to hospital and given stitches to a wound in his hand.

First aiders described the bite as ‘large’ and said he had come out of the sea with blood streaming from the injury.

The drama happened at Elche’s Arenales del Sol beach. 

Illetas is part of the municipality of Calvia and around six miles to the west of the Majorcan capital Palma. 

It is a short drive from Palmanova and Magaluf, which are both popular resorts with Brits and in the same municipality. 

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