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Woman Shares Video of Maggots on Pizza From Syracuse Pizzeria30s

Woman Shares Video of Maggots on Pizza From Syracuse Pizzeria

A woman shared a video on Facebook of two slices of pizza covered in maggots which she claims she purchased from a Syracuse, New York, pizzeria. Kate Hancock Malicek said she opened the pizza box when she left the business and found maggots crawling around the pizza. “Just went to grab a take out order of wings from Senioras on Thompson Rd and decided to grab a couple slices they had on the counter – the guy put it in the oven for literally 20 seconds,” she posted. The footage shows maggots crawling along the slices. Mallicek says in the video that they were going back inside to show them. According to local media, the restaurant gave Mallicek her money back and apologized, however, they deny the maggots came from them, claiming she faked the video. As of writing, the footage has over 85,000 views on Facebook. Credit: Kate Hancock Malicek via Storyful

Last Dog Left From Texas Adoption Drive Gets Her Forever Home36s

Last Dog Left From Texas Adoption Drive Gets Her Forever Home

A dog who was the only pup left after an adoption drive in Houston, Texas, has found her forever home, according to a Facebook post from First Responder Animal Rescue. Nala, a boxer/labrador mix, was also the last of her litter to be adopted from the animal rescue. “Nala has been adopted by an experienced dog owner. She will have have another rescued Boxer/Lab mix to play with at home,” a post stated. On September 16, a video was shared of Nala after an adoption event where she was the only dog left. The rescue then began a campaign on Facebook to get Nala adopted, which proved successful. According to a post on September 18, the dog had a successful first night in her new home. Credit: First Responder Animal Rescue via Storyful

Wild Waves Batter Promenade in Ireland's West as Storm Ali Makes Deadly Impact45s

Wild Waves Batter Promenade in Ireland's West as Storm Ali Makes Deadly Impact

Severe winds battered Ireland’s west coast on Wednesday afternoon, September 19, as Storm Ali hit the country. Residents of Salthill, a coastal suburb of Galway, bore witness to high waves and strong gusts, as seen in this video. One woman was killed when a caravan she was staying in was blown off a cliff in Co Galway. Credit: ajgalway458 via Storyful

Attentive Young Dog Helps His Elderly Friend Down the Stairs42s

Attentive Young Dog Helps His Elderly Friend Down the Stairs

A video showing a young dog helping helping his elderly four-legged friend down the stairs warmed hearts after it was shared to Reddit on September 2. The footage, shared by user beegonzy, shows 13-year-old Cleo being assisted down the stairs by her younger pal, Lazarus, who is three. Lazarus makes sure to stay one step ahead of Cleo at all times, ensuring she doesn’t tumble down the steps. Sadly, another post shared by the Redditor announced that Cleo had since died following an illness — but an accompanying photo proves that she and Lazarus were best friends until the very end. Credit: beegonzy via Storyful

McDonald's Workers Hold Nationwide Protest Against Sexual Harassment34s

McDonald's Workers Hold Nationwide Protest Against Sexual Harassment

McDonald’s workers and activists took part in protests in cities across the US on September 18 as part of a nationwide strike to protest sexual harassment in the fast-food franchise. The protests were organized by the workers’ rights group Fight for $15. This footage shows protests outside a McDonald’s on West Florence Avenue in Los Angeles. Workers also demonstrated in front of McDonald’s headquarters in Chicago and at an outlet in St Louis, Missouri, as well as locations in Milwaukee, Kansas City, New Orleans, Durham, Miami, Orlando, and San Francisco. In May 2017, sexual harassment claims were filed with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of 10 women, with Fight for $15 and the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund backing the lawsuit. Credit: Karen Adams via Storyful

Air Force Pilots Eject From Plane Moments Before it Crashed in Texas7s

Air Force Pilots Eject From Plane Moments Before it Crashed in Texas

Two Air Force ejected from their jet before it crashed near a mall in San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday, September 18. The duo were seen parachuting to safety after the accident near Rolling Oaks Mall in the village of Bracken. This video was captured by eyewitness Jake Anwan. Investigators were working to establish what caused the Air Force T6 trainer plane to crash, ABC 13 Eyewitness News reported. Both pilots escaped injury, an Air Force spokesperson tweeted. Credit: Jake Anwan via Storyful

McDonald's Workers in St Louis Join Nationwide Protest Against Workplace Sexual Harassment38s

McDonald's Workers in St Louis Join Nationwide Protest Against Workplace Sexual Harassment

McDonald’s workers and activists in St Louis, Missouri, rallied on Tuesday, September 18, as part of a nationwide strike to protest sexual harassment in the fast-food restaurant franchise. The protesters chanted “Hold the burgers, hold the fries, keep your hands off my thighs" and carried banners, one of which said, “#MeToo McDonald’s.” The protests – the first multi-state strike against sexual harassment in the US – were organized by the workers’ rights group Fight for $15. Workers also demonstrated in front of McDonald’s headquarters in Chicago, with a plane flying overhead with a banner that said, “McDonald’s: Stop Sexual Harassment.” The protests were also held in eight other cities: Milwaukee, Kansas City, New Orleans, Durham, Miami, Orlando, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Last May, sexual harassment claims were filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of 10 women, with Fight for $15 and the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund backing the lawsuit. Credit: NARAL Missouri via Storyful

Florida Taco Bell Employee Fired for Refusing to Serve English-Speaking Customer3m22s

Florida Taco Bell Employee Fired for Refusing to Serve English-Speaking Customer

An employee at a Taco Bell in Hialeah, Florida, has been fired after she refused to serve a customer who spoke to her in English on September 13. A video shared to Facebook by Alexandria Montgomery shows the drive-thru employee (who claims her name is Luisa) telling Montgomery that she doesn’t understand English and therefore cannot serve her. Montgomery then stresses that “that doesn’t make any sense,” and keeps trying to put her order through. The server refuses, and at one point closes the drive-thru window. She then threatens to call the police on Montgomery and calls in other employees who also claim not to have any English. “I understand everyone in Miami doesn’t speak English, and that’s fine, but if she was willing to work with me, I think the outcome would’ve been different,” Montgomery told NBC 6, and also added that the chain offered her a $100 gift card as compensation. According to the same report, Taco Bell said in a statement that the incident “does not meet our customer experience expectations” and that “they have worked quickly to resolve with the customer to ensure this doesn’t happen again.” The video had over 300,000 views at the time of writing. Credit: Alexandria Montgomery via Storyful

Cleanup Underway After Trash Washes Up on Hong Kong Beach Following Typhoon2m41s

Cleanup Underway After Trash Washes Up on Hong Kong Beach Following Typhoon

A cleanup operation was underway in Hong Kong after waves thrown up by Typhoon Mangkhut carried a mass of garbage onto beaches. This footage was shared on Facebook by Kevin Laurie, who said he filmed it as he helped to clean up at Nim Shue Wan beach at Discovery Bay in Hong Kong on Tuesday, September 18. Credit: Kevin Laurie via Storyful

Texas Firefighters Rescue Dog Trapped in 30-Foot Well34s

Texas Firefighters Rescue Dog Trapped in 30-Foot Well

Firefighters in Waco, Texas, rescued a dog trapped in a 30-foot-deep abandoned well on Sunday, September 15. Footage shared to the Waco Fire Department Twitter account shows the dog, a one-year-old called Hazel, being winched out of the well. Ten firefighters took part in the rescue and the dog was reunited with its owner at the scene. Speaking to local media, Waco Fire Suppression Lieutenant Billy Eary said the well had a lid on it. “Apparently the lid had deteriorated and the kids said they walk through that lot all the time going to their friend’s house. Luckily it wasn’t them we had to rescue,” Eary said. Credit: Waco Fire Department via Storyful

Queensland Strawberry Grower Uses Metal Detector to Scan for Needles1m56s

Queensland Strawberry Grower Uses Metal Detector to Scan for Needles

The strawberry needle contamination saga in Australia has resulted in farmers using metal detectors in their packing sheds, in order to scan each punnet for embedded needles. In this video, Pinata Farms, located in Wamuran, Queensland, showcases their newly-implemented metal detector, exhibiting how any punnets containing metal would automatically shoot off the conveyor belt into a bin. The strawberry contamination scare in Australia began on Sunday, September 9, when a Brisbane man swallowed a fragment of needle embedded in a strawberry. Over the following week, a mounting number of reports were submitted to police, prompting the recall of strawberries from supermarkets nationwide. Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced on Friday, September 14, the state government would offer a $100,000 reward for information about the culprit. The government also pledged $1 million to an assistance fund to support growers. By Tuesday, September 18, there had been reports of contaminated fruit in six states. Police said the crimes could result in 10 years’ jail and were clearly intended to hurt people. Credit: Pinata Farms via Storyful

Man Catches Rattlesnake at Target Parking Lot in Texas38s

Man Catches Rattlesnake at Target Parking Lot in Texas

A machete-wielding man captured a rattlesnake in a shopping centre parking lot in Texas, on Monday September 17. This video shows the moment the man grabbed the snake after it was spotted under a shopper’s car at a Target store in the city of Beaumont. The clip was captured by onlooker Lucien Pipps. He told Storyful the snake was soon after taken to Gator Country, a wildlife rescue service in Texas. Local television network KFDM subsequently identified the man in the video as Gator Country co-owner Gary Saurage. Credit: Lucien Pipps via Storyful

'Get Off Old Faithful', Man Trespasses Near Yellowstone Geyser1m24s

'Get Off Old Faithful', Man Trespasses Near Yellowstone Geyser

Yellowstone National Park officials ticketed a man who wandered to the lip of the Old Faithful geyser on Friday, September 14. Ashley Lemanski of Michigan captured video of the man, who appeared to urinating on the Yellowstone landmark that spits boiling-hot water roughly every hour, as park officials yelled for him to return to the board walk. The AP reported the man, who has not been identified, was cited over the incident. Credit: Ashley Lemanski via Storyful

Thick Black Smoke Billows From Parking Garage Fire in Brooklyn59s

Thick Black Smoke Billows From Parking Garage Fire in Brooklyn

Noxious smoke from a multi-vehicle fire incident at the Kings Plaza shopping center in Brooklyn, New York, filled the immediate area and spread to surrounding neighborhoods on September 17. The Fire Department of New York (FDNY) alerted an all-hands, multiple-vehicle fire at the Kings Plaza shopping center parking garage at 8:48am, local time. Within an hour the FDNY escalated the situation to a seven-alarm. No deaths were reported at the time of writing, but the FDNY confirmed three civilian and 18 firefighter injuries, all non-life-threatening. Credit: Lola Bastinado via Storyful

Flare-Off at Chevron Oil Refinery Sends Plume of Smoke Over LA31s

Flare-Off at Chevron Oil Refinery Sends Plume of Smoke Over LA

A scheduled flare-off at a Chevron oil refinery in El Segundo, California, on September 17 sent up a dark plume of smoke that was visible for miles across Los Angeles. The El Segundo Fire Department responded to the blaze in the morning and called for backup from the Manhattan Beach and Los Angeles fire departments but cancelled the request once they were told it was a scheduled, controlled burn, according to the Los Angeles Times. The flare-off sparked concern among residents, but fire officials said there were “no immediate threats to the community.” Credit: Amit Nayar via Storyful

Kids at Modesto Hospital Ride to Surgery in Style Using Toy Mercedes Convertible54s

Kids at Modesto Hospital Ride to Surgery in Style Using Toy Mercedes Convertible

Pediatric patients at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto, California, now have the choice to ride to theater in a stylish Mercedes Benz instead of a gurney, according to a video shared to the hospital’s Facebook page. The June 5 video shows a staff member’s daughter taking the one-seater toy car for a test drive after the hospital decided to introduce it in an attempt to help their young patients relax when they are on their way to surgery. “Doctors Medical Center now has a cool new ride for our little patients heading to the operating room,” according to the Facebook post. “The goal is to make their experience a little less scary, and reduce their anxiety,” the video’s description states. “It’s the best thing ever. The moment we tell them (about the car) and ask if they would like to ride, their face lights up, their parents are excited. That’s one of the biggest things they remember," said Kimberly Martinez, a registered nurse in pre-op, in a local report. According to the same report, the car is intended for children between two and seven years of age, and aims to ease the separation anxiety child surgery patients might experience ahead of their operations. The video had over 13,000 views at the time of writing. In correspondence with Storyful, Doctors Medical Center noted though, that “the little girl in the video is not a patient.” This is also the case with the children seen in the photos below. Rather they are relatives of employees at Doctors Medical Center showing the facilities available to patients there. Credit: Doctors Medical Center via Storyful

Protesters and Activists Clash as German Tree House Evictions Continue1m16s

Protesters and Activists Clash as German Tree House Evictions Continue

Police and activists clashed during a protest against the clearing of the Hambach Forest near Cologne, Germany, home to activists living in tree houses, as the evictions continued on September 17. Footage shows police in riot gear pushing activists back as they marched with a banner reading “On trees against coal. Hambach Forest remains” The activists built the camp in order to block the expansion of a nearby coal mine and have been living there for the past six years. Deutsche Welle reported that the RWE energy company, which owns the forest, intends to clear some 100 hectares (247 acres) of land to expand the nearby Hambach mine, already Europe’s biggest open pit coal mine. They said that 14 activists were detained on Sunday. Credit: @Scout80292671 via Storyful

Armed Robbery of Bookmakers Foiled by 83-Year-Old and Staff1m34s

Armed Robbery of Bookmakers Foiled by 83-Year-Old and Staff

The armed robbery of a betting shop in Glanmire, Cork, was foiled on September 15 when 83-year-old Denis O’Connor fought back the would-be thieves. During the incident, which took place at Bar One Racing, O’Connor wielded a stool against the attackers who were armed with hammers and a shotgun. CCTV footage shows how O’Connor and manager Tim Murphy held off the thieves, and forced them out of the store. Speaking to the Irish Times, Garda superintendent Mick Comyns warned against the dangers of intervening in an armed robbery. “It’s good to see that the robbery was prevented but the the consequences could have been a whole lot worse”, he said. “So it is very important that people stay calm and to a degree stay out of it”. Credit: Bar One Racing via Storyful

Protests Continue in Hambach Forest Over Tree House Evictions35s

Protests Continue in Hambach Forest Over Tree House Evictions

Protests continued in Hambach Forest, west of Cologne in Germany, on Monday, September 17, in response to the eviction of activists who have been living there in tree houses. Police entered the forest on September 13 and began clearing it and removing the tree houses, citing safety concerns. The activists built the camp in order to block the expansion of a nearby brown coal mine and have been living in them for the past six years. Deutsche Welle reported that the RWE energy company, which owns the forest, intends to clear some 100 hectares (247 acres) of land to expand the nearby Hambach mine, already Europe’s biggest open pit coal mine. Police detained 14 activists on Sunday. Credit: @arno2709 via Storyful

Shelter Dogs in Wheelchairs Have a Blast on the Beach43s

Shelter Dogs in Wheelchairs Have a Blast on the Beach

An adorable group of “wheelie dogs” from a Moroccan animal shelter have a blast on the beach in this footage shared to Facebook on September 15. SFT Animal Shelter, based in Tangier-Tetouan, shared a video of its “wheelies” zooming around the beach without a care in the world. They embrace the sea and sand, and don’t allow their disability to get in the way of their good time. “Sahara, Rzala and a lucky puppy on the beach. Always a great opportunity to educate people and for our babies to have fun,” the shelter captioned the clip, which had over 1,200 views at the time of writing. Credit: SFT – Animal Sanctuary via Storyful

Floodwaters Bring Out Venomous Cottonmouth Snakes in North Carolina28s

Floodwaters Bring Out Venomous Cottonmouth Snakes in North Carolina

A couple of venomous cottonmouth snakes were spotted on a disc golf course on Topsail Island, about 50 miles north of Wilmington, North Carolina. Footage uploaded to Facebook on September 16 shows the two snakes lying partially submerged in water. Bradley Thomas Dixon, who filmed the video and is from Mebane, North Carolina, said: "Just walked up on these guys on the farm I evacuated to just off of Topsail Island! “If you are in an area that is flooded keep an eye out for snakes.” Credit: Bradley Thomas Dixon via Storyful

Seven Injured as Camel Runs Amok at Pittsburgh Circus1m00s

Seven Injured as Camel Runs Amok at Pittsburgh Circus

Local reports said six children and one adult were injured when a camel ran amok at a circus in Pittsburgh on Sunday, September 16. Dramatic video taken from the crowd by Aliquippa man Ronald Smith shows the camel bucking and running with a woman still on its back. Handlers are quickly seen getting the animal under control, and removing the woman. The incident happened at the intermission, when audience members are invited to ride the show’s camels and ponies. What spooked the animal was not officially confirmed, though one witness told KDKA that a child threw a shovel near the camel’s feet, “which startled” the animal. One child was treated for a broken arm after the incident, and five others for minor injuries. One adult was treated for minor injuries. Credit: Ronald Smith via Storyful

Hong Kong Coastal Village Suffers Catastrophic Damage in Typhoon Mangkhut43s

Hong Kong Coastal Village Suffers Catastrophic Damage in Typhoon Mangkhut

Hongkongers woke to assess the damage on Monday, September 17, after Typhoon Mangkhut wreaked havoc in the city. These videos show the damage to buildings in Shek O village. Mangkhut, reported to be the biggest storm in the world so far in 2018, hit Hong Kong and southern China on Sunday afternoon, after leaving a trail of destruction in the Philippines. The Hong Kong Observatory issued a typhoon warning signal number ten on Sunday, but subsequently downgraded this to signal three as the winds settled on Monday. Credit: Marianne Bray via Storyful

Abandoned Rental Car Causes Temporary Closure of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport1m23s

Abandoned Rental Car Causes Temporary Closure of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Terminal 4 at Phoenix Sky Harbor was temporarily closed on Sunday, September 16, after an abandoned rental car was found outside of the building, leading to a bomb squad callout, the cancellation of flights and crowds of angry would-be fliers. According to reports from AZ Central and FOX 10, the car was spotted by police officers at about 7 am, and a bomb squad were dispatched to determine whether or not the vehicle was a threat. The airport shut down and did not open again until about 11:15 am. This footage, taken from the interior of the airport, shows crowds of inconvenienced passengers. At the time of writing, the owner of the rental car had not yet been identified. Credit: Eric Farmer via Storyful