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Woman Recalls Breathtaking Rescue Caught On Camera

Woman Recalls Breathtaking Rescue Caught On Camera

Woman Scares Burglar Away Through Security Camera

Woman Scares Burglar Away Through Security Camera

VIDEO: Man Tossing Child Into Frigid Waters Off Boston

VIDEO: Man Tossing Child Into Frigid Waters Off Boston

'Firefighters saved my life,' rattlesnake victim says

A Polk County man believes that he wouldn't be alive if it weren't for members of Polk County Fire Rescue. 

Jerome Roddenberry was bitten April 9 by a 5 1/2 foot rattlesnake at the River Ranch hunting grounds. 

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Officials said someone shot the snake in the midsection and Roddenberry thought it was dead, so he picked it up. The snake bit him on the hand. 

PHOTOS: Polk County man recovers from rattlesnake bite

When fire rescue crews arrived, they realized that Roddenberry needed advanced medical care. He was airlifted to Osceola Regional Medical Center so he could receive antivenin. 

Officials said Roddenberry received 32 vials of antivenin at the hospital. 

Roddenberry was reunited Friday with some of the firefighters who rescued him. 

INTERACTIVE: Learn about the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake

He told firefighters that the bite didn't hurt but "things got bad fast."

Roddenberry said he couldn't take more than 10 steps after the bite and he couldn't remember anything that happened after that. 

"You saved my life," he told firefighters. "You kept me going until I got to the hospital." 

Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich Rumored to Have Left Hefty Tip at Restaurant

Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich Rumored to Have Left Hefty Tip at Restaurant

Fox News faces new lawsuit alleging racial discrimination, harassment

Legal troubles at Fox News grew worse Tuesday with 13 plaintiffs, including reporter and anchor Kelly Wright, joining a lawsuit that alleges racial discrimination and harassment at the company. The plaintiffs are all former or current employees. Their suit accuses the network of “abhorrent, intolerable, unlawful and hostile racial discrimination.”

>> Bill O’Reilly breaks silence on podcast

The lawsuit expands upon a previous complaint filed by Tichaona Brown and Tabrese Wright, two black women who worked in the payroll department. Brown and Wright claim that Fox News comptroller Judith Slater made racist comments that were ignored by the company’s higher-ups.

>> Sean Hannity accused of harassment; says accusation is ‘complete fabrication’ from ‘serial accuser’

Their complaints have since been joined by several other Fox News employees or former employees who insist they experienced the same type of behavior from Slater.

>> Bill O’Reilly payout could top $25 million as anchor announces new podcast

“When it comes to racial discrimination, 21st Century Fox has been operating as if it should be called 18th Century Fox,” the plaintiffs’ lawyers, Douglas H. Wigdor and Jeanne M. Christensen, said in a statement.“We sincerely hope the filing of this race class action wakes 21st Century Fox from its slumbers and inspires the company to take a conciliatory and appropriate approach to remedy its wrongs.”

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The class-action lawsuit — which names Slater, Fox News lawyer Dianne Brandi, Fox News and 21st Century Fox as defendants — alleges that Brandi knew about Slater’s actions dating back to 2008 and refused to do anything about it because she “knew too much about senior executives.”

>> Opinion: Exaggerated 2012 book account should've been Bill O’Reilly’s unraveling at Fox

Slater would allegedly make fun of the way black employees said the words “ask” and “mother” and asked some of them, “Who is going to Africa?” after Donald Trump won the presidential election. She also is accused of making minority workers arm-wrestle white female supervisors for her own “entertainment and amusement.”

>> Politico: Emails between Bill O’Reilly, attorneys hint at last-minute effort to save job

The suit also lists complaints against former host Bill O’Reilly, who was recently fired amid ongoing accusations of sexual harassment and after it became evident that O’Reilly and the network had already paid out $13 million in settlements to five of the accusers.

>> 7 things to know about former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly

Wright alleges that O’Reilly regularly shunned him from his show and once refused to allow him to share a series of positive stories because they “showed Blacks in ‘too positive’ a light.” O’Reilly allegedly suggested that Wright call then-CEO Roger Ailes and co-president Bill Shine to “offer to sing the national anthem at the Fox News Town Halls” instead.

>> Fox News ends relationship with Bill O’Reilly; O’Reilly responds

As Wright put it, he felt that he was “effectively sidelined and asked to perform the role of a ‘Jim Crow’ — the racist caricature of a Black entertainer.”

>> Fox News contributor accuses Roger Ailes of sexual harassment

“We sincerely hope the filing of this race class action wakes 21st Century Fox from its slumbers and inspires the Company to take a conciliatory and appropriate approach to remedy its wrongs,” the plaintiffs’ attorneys Wigdor and Christensen said, as the network has not yet responded to the allegations.

Snakes dumped in Walmart parking lot

Police in Paragould, Arkansas said someone may have dumped dozens of snakes in the parking lot of the popular box store.

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Calls came in Sunday night. Many thought they were dangerous poisonous snakes like copperheads or water moccasins, KAIT reported. Luckily one of the police officers knew the slithery serpents and determined they were all not venomous.

No one was hurt, but police warn that the snake surplus could have had a different outcome.

“It could cause a panic with people trying to get away,” Detective Jack Hailey told KAIT.

No one is facing charges, but if someone was caught, they could face at least disorderly conduct of causing alarm to a public place, Hailey said. And if some would have gotten hurt, charges could reflect the injury.

7 things to know now: Man kills daughter on Facebook Live; ‘Bachelor’ Chris Soules arrested; sanctuary cities

Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today.

What to know now:

1. Man kills daughter on Facebook Live: A man in Thailand murdered his infant daughter, broadcasting the crime on Facebook Live Tuesday. Wuttisan Wongtalay, 20, hanged his 11-month-old daughter before killing himself. His death was not broadcast on the social media site. His body was found by police next to his daughter, Jullaus Suvannin, according to authorities.

2. Flynn may have broken the law: The leaders of the House Oversight Committee said Tuesday that President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, appeared to violate federal law when he spoke at an event in Russia without first seeking permission from the U.S. government. After speaking at the event, Flynn then failed to report money he received for his appearance. The committee also questioned Flynn’s ties to a businessman who represented Turkey's government. Flynn received $530,000 for consulting work for the man.

3. Judge blocks sanctuary cities plan: Trump’s plan to withhold funding from so-called “sanctuary cities” was blocked Tuesday by a federal judge. According to U.S. District Judge William Orrick, the president does not have the authority to issue an executive order that would attach new conditions on federal spending that has already been approved by Congress.

4. Mother charged with abuse: The mother of the 15-year-old Tennessee girl kidnapped by her teacher last month has been charged with abusing the girl and her nine siblings. The woman is set to appear in court next month on five counts of abuse and neglect.  

5. Fox News sued: A racial discrimination lawsuit against Fox News has been expanded. The suit, filed Tuesday in New York’s Supreme Court, accuses the company of discrimination "that appears more akin to Plantation-style management than a modern-day work environment." The lawsuit was expanded to include eight former and current Fox employees to the case that had been brought by three former Fox employees. Fox News has denied the claims. Kelly Wright, a current Fox News anchor, is among the plaintiffs.

And one more

Chris Soules, a contestant on ABC’s “The Bachelor,” was arrested and charged with “leaving the scene of a fatality motor vehicle accident” Monday in Iowa. Soules' attorneys released a statement Tuesday that read, “Chris Soules was involved in an accident Monday evening (April 24) in a rural part of Iowa near his home. He was devastated to learn that Kenneth Mosher, the other person in the accident, passed away. His thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Mosher’s family." Soules allegedly rear-ended the tractor-trailer Mosher, 66, was driving.

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WATCH: Injured gator rescued from roadside median, gets a kiss

Another “snapping” Florida gator was spotted on the side of the road, but this one had a reason to be upset – it was injured, authorities said

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An 8-foot-alligator was found “resting on the median” in Tamarac on Sunday. The reptile was “badly hurt and visibly bleeding,” according to WPLG

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"It appeared that maybe it was hit by a car, because it had some road rash from the nose up its spine," Sgt. Will Medina from the Broward Sheriff’s Office told WPLG. 

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After a nine-minute struggle, the trapper captured the gator “and gave it a kiss on the snout,” WPLG reported. 

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Last week, another “snapping” gator was blocking traffic, That 8-foot gator was spotted in Tampa.

Read more at WPLG

Florida man allegedly throws fire extinguisher at disabled veteran

A Florida man is accused of throwing a fire extinguisher at a disabled veteran.

James M. Hagen, of Gainesville, reportedly got into an argument with his neighbor, a disabled veteran in a wheelchair, on Monday. The argument allegedly stemmed from Hagan’s belongings blocking his neighbor’s access to a fire extinguisher, according to the Gainesville Sun.

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Hagen allegedly threw the extinguisher at his neighbor – striking him in the abdomen and thighs – and allegedly threatened to “dump” him from his wheelchair, according to the Gainesville Sun

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Hagen, 58, was arrested and charged with aggravated abuse on a disabled adult. He was taken to the Alachua County Jail.

Read more at the Gainesville Sun.

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