After the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012, 7th-grade teacher Celisa Edwards from Dacula, Georgia created a simple device to prevent intruders from entering her classroom. Edwards invented the Portable Affordable Lockdown System, or PALS for short, simply a steel rope encased in plastic. The device runs just under $70 and Edwards says, “There is no price you can put on keeping children safe and an intruder out of a classroom.”
Apparently 5-year-old Noah Ritter from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania has never been on live television before and doesn’t watch the news. But that didn’t stop him from stealing the show from WNEP reporter Sofia Ojeda during an interview at the Wayne County Fair in Honesdale, Pennsylvania.
On Tuesday evening a water main along Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, California ruptured and caused a flash flood to run through the nearby UCLA campus. One prankster pretended to be a Department of Water and Power spokesperson named ‘Louis Slungpue’ and called ABC7 to share his theory on what caused the flash flood.
On Wednesday afternoon, 13-year-old Nich Lamb from Indianapolis, Indiana was sleeping in his home without his cochlear implants in when a fire broke out. The family’s dog, a 2-year-old pit bull named Ace, sensed something wrong, sprinted up to Nich’s room on the second floor and woke him up. Nich and his family credit Ace for saving his life.
One week ago, Nathen Steffel’s six-month-old daughter, Sophia, passed away due to complications from a from a liver tumor known as hepatic hemangioma. Steffel said, “Since she was in the hospital her whole life we never were able to get a photo without all her tubes.” So he submitted a photoshop request to Reddit asking if someone could remove the tubes from a photo. Steffel never expected what happened next.
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