#RizzNews: Apple iPhone 8, iPhone X, Watch unveiled: As it happened; Juveniles arrested after throwing rocks at cars in St. Charles County..
Apple iPhone 8, iPhone X, Watch unveiled: As it happened..
Apple TV 4K: Supports both 4k and HDV, plus HD-10 and DolbyVision. A 10x chip in the new ATV4k, and Apple will automatically upgrade movies you own to 4k, and price all movies the same as HD. Netflix and Amazon services coming to ATV4k “soon.” Live sports and local programming will also be added for your cord-cutting pleasure, with live score updates in the TV app. Selling for $179, Sept. 15 orders taken, Sept. 22 ship date.
Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular connectivity: Tim Cook is claiming it is now the world’s most popular, eclipsing Rolex. Can communicate with exercise machines and do heart-rate sampling. Siri can now provide a voice, not just text. Watch is $399, $329 without cellular. Series 2 is now $249. Available September 22.
Angela Ahrendts also talked about Apple retail, with the larger stores now called Apple Town Squares.
Juveniles arrested after throwing rocks at cars in St. Charles County
Several juveniles are in custody after drivers on Interstate 70 had rocks thrown at them from an overpass in St. Charles County overnight.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol said a group of juveniles was throwing rocks at cars from the railroad tracks above the interstate near the Wentzville Parkway overpass. A truck driver News 4 spoke with said police told him at least 24 vehicles were damaged by the rocks.
“[I could have lost] control of the vehicle, I could hit somebody else and run off the side of the road and kill myself and my team driver,” said Scott Westmoreland, whose semi-truck was damaged. “At first I thought I got shot at because of the crack of the windshield and the impact and the glass shattering.”
Westmoreland said he cannot drive for a couple of days because the damage to his semi-truck cannot be fixed for another 48 hours.
The exact number of juveniles arrested in connection to the incident have not been released. Police have only said they caught some of them.
Stay tuned to News 4 and kmov.com for the latest on this developing story.
2 women robbed at gunpoint in CVS parking lot near SLU
Police are investigating after two women were robbed Sunday evening near SLU.
Two 20-year-old women were walking to their vehicle in the CVS parking lot in the 3900 block of Lindell around 6:50 p.m. when they were approached by a man with a gun. He pointed the gun at one of the victims and demanded her keys and wallet, he then fled in the victim’s vehicle.
He’s described as 20-25 years old, 5 feet 4 inches tall, 160 pounds and wearing black and red plaid long sleeve jacket with black pants and carrying a book bag.
The vehicle, a silver 2012 Volkswagen Passat has been entered as stolen. The investigation is ongoing.
No other details have been provided.
Women attacked at MetroLink station; incident caught on Facebook Live
A woman who was the victim of an attack at the South Grand MetroLink Station had no idea the entire incident was captured during her Facebook Live broadcast on Sunday.
The victim, who wants conceal her identity, said she was getting off a Metro bus on S. Grand with her sister-in-law and two kids to catch a train when a man she never met pushed her sister-in-law down a flight of stairs, then started threatening and yelling at her for no reason.
Then the Facebook Live video took another scary turn.
“I tried to run down the stairs and he took his shirt and put it around my neck and started strangling me as he was pushing me down the stairs,” the victim said
The women flagged down security, who then called police.
“I was in shock. I couldn’t get around him, he kept lunging at me, squaring up like a man trying to box with me. I’m just glad that he didn’t shoot us or something,” she said. “I don’t know who’s more traumatized: me or the kids.”
Both women have scrapes and bruises from the attack. Metro authorities said they’re examining surveillance video and giving police what they need to identify the attacker.
At this point the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the matter as a third-degree assault.
Irma death toll in US climbs to 22 as power is restored to over 2 million Florida customers
The death toll from Hurricane Irma has climbed to 22 in the United States following its path of destruction across the Caribbean and through the Southeast U.S. over the weekend, while power has now been restored to over 2 million customers in Florida.
And Monroe County announced Tuesday night that all 42 bridges in the county were inspected and "deemed safe for vehicles."
By late Tuesday, Florida Power & Light Co. had restored power to 2.3 million customers, which was 40 percent of those affected across the state; about 4.4 million customers in Florida are still without power as of Tuesday afternoon. The company said its customers on the state's east coast should expect most power to be restored by about Sept. 17, while customers on the state's west coast should expect most power to be restored by Sept. 22.
After days of destruction, Irma -- the first Category 4 landfall in Florida since 2004 -- has dissipated. Now, evacuated Floridians are sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic to head home and face monumental cleanups throughout the state.
President Donald Trump announced Tuesday afternoon that he is set to travel to Florida on Thursday.
Upper Keys and Miami Beach residents permitted to return home
The Florida Keys had been cut off from the mainland for days after Irma made landfall on the low-lying islands Sunday morning as a Category 4 hurricane, bringing 130 mph winds and a storm surge of 10 feet.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott said the storm left "devastation" on the Keys, which were under mandatory evacuation orders during Irma. At least one person died in the Keys.
This morning, officials opened entry into the Upper Keys for residents in Key Largo, Tavernier and Islamorada, up to mile marker 73, allowing residents to return home and see the damage for themselves.
Dozens of eager Keys residents parked their cars along U.S. 1 Monday, staying there through the night to make sure they could get onto the Keys when access was granted, ABC Miami affiliate WPLG-TV reported.
But water, power, sewer, medical services and cell service are still limited, Monroe County officials said today. In the meantime, shelters and distribution centers for food and water are being opened.
Florida's Department of Transportation is also today working to repair two 300-foot stretches of road on the Keys that was washed out.
While the Keys were under mandatory evacuation orders as Irma neared, not everyone left. Florida Director of Emergency Management Bryan Koon estimates that about 10,000 people remained in the Keys during the storm, according to the Miami Herald.
County officials are working to restore services and make the county safe for residents in the Middle and Lower Keys to return, they said today, adding that this will take time.
Further north, Miami Beach residents were permitted to return this morning, too.
Clean up efforts were underway this morning on Miami Beach's iconic Ocean Drive, which was covered in sand from the storm surge and wind. The area was littered with downed trees and street signs, but appeared to escape without major structural damage.
Some business owners this morning removed boards from their windows, preparing to reopen.
Flooding in Jacksonville and Charleston
On Monday, Irma brought heavy rain and wind through the northern Florida city of Jacksonville as well as South Carolina and Georgia.
When water raced through the streets of Jacksonville, it brought record levels of storm surge along the coast and inland rivers. Over 350 people were rescued from the flooding, but no casualties were reported there.
Irma also pummeled the Charleston area on Monday with over 8 inches of rain and a nearly 10-foot storm surge.
Storm pummels Naples and Miami
On Sunday Irma passed over Naples, bringing torrential rain and a powerful 142-mph wind gust. Naples saw nearly 12 inches of rain and a 7-foot storm surge.
In Miami, which saw winds up to 99 mph, resident Joe Kiener said he has endured multiple hurricanes in the Caribbean but had never experienced a storm as brutal as Irma.
"I've been in Miami Beach for two years, which is prone to flooding, but this is completely out of the norm," Kiener told ABC News.
Kiener boarded up his house and stayed at a high-rise hotel in Miami. But he had to move down to the lobby after his hotel room windows took a beating from the strong winds.
"The windows started cracking, and these are massive-impact windows. They were exposed 12 hours of continuous heavy winds. At one point in time, one of them started splintering and that's when I lost my nerve and said, 'I'm leaving,'" he said. "It psyches you out; it's just the endless hallowing and pounding of the wind."
Today the curfew for Miami-Dade County has been lifted as crews work to clear roads. But half of the county's traffic lights are still not working
Fatalities in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and the Caribbean
At least 15 people, including a sheriff's deputy, died of storm-related injuries in Florida.
One person was killed in Monroe County, which includes the Florida Keys. The victim was killed after he lost control of a truck that carried a generator as winds whipped at tropical-storm strength, officials said.
Two people -- a sheriff's deputy and a corrections officer -- died from a two-car crash in the rain in Hardee County, which is about 60 miles inland from Sarasota, officials said.
In Winter Park, near Orlando, a man was electrocuted by a downed power line Monday morning, according to police.
On Tuesday, the office of Florida Gov. Rick Scott confirmed five additional deaths. The Orange County Sheriff's Office announced the death of three people whom "appear to be a family of multiple generations." Fumes from a portable gas generator appears to have been running inside the house, and the individuals were overcome by fumes.
Another person died from carbon monoxide poisoning from improper use of a generator in Miami-Dade County, the mayor said.
Another person died in Hillsborough County while cutting fallen tree branches.
Another fatality was from a car crash in Orange County in central Florida.
At least three people have died in Georgia as a result of the storm. In Sandy Springs, a man died while lying in bed after a large tree broke and fell on his home, the Sandy Springs Mayor said.
In Forsyth County, a female passenger died after a downed tree struck her vehicle, the sheriff's office said.
A third death was reported in Worth County.
At least four people have died in South Carolina: a 57-year-old man was killed after a tree limb fell on him and a 21-year-old died in a car crash.
At least 37 others died from Irma in the Caribbean, including at least 10 in Cuba.
Florida Pizza Hut Takes Heat For Threatening Workers Fleeing Irma
Pizza Hut has come under fire after a manager at one of its franchises in Florida threatened to punish employees who wanted to evacuate as Hurricane Irma approached.
A photo of a memo from the manager at a Jacksonville location began circulating on Twitter on Sunday. The notice tells workers that they have a “responsibility and commitment” to the community, and that those who planned to evacuate would only get a 24-hour “grace period” before the storm “to not be scheduled.”
“In the event of an evacuation, you MUST return within 72 HOURS,” the memo said in bold type.
You cannot evacuate Friday for a Tuesday storm event!” the note also read, even though Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry began ordering a mandatory evacuation for parts of the city on Friday.
The memo further warned:
“Failure to show for these shifts, regardless of reason, will be considered a no call/no show and documentation will be issued.”
The notice received a fair share of backlash on Twitter:
Pizza Hut responded to the manager’s note in a statement.
“We absolutely do not have a policy that dictates when team members can leave or return from a disaster, and the manager who posted this letter did not follow company guidelines,” it said. “We can also confirm that the local franchise operator has addressed this situation with the manager involved.”
Evacuating a hurricane just 24 hours before it hits could be a risky move. Traffic can be a nightmare and gasoline can be scarce.
“If you do it later, you may be caught in a flood of traffic trying to leave the area,” Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez said last Wednesday. “You may find yourself in a car during a hurricane, which is not the best place to be.”
A Woman Sues Because a Loan Company's Ad Said Paying Off Debt Would Feel Like "an Orgasm" . . . and It Didn't
and never have to worry about it again. But I'm not sure it feels great like THIS.
A 33-year-old woman named Yulia Panferova from St. Petersburg, Russia took out a small $85 loan from a credit company last month.
And she says she was swayed by their advertisement which promised that paying off a debt would make you, quote, "feel an inner satisfaction and calmness that is comparable to having an orgasm."
Well . . . she quickly paid off the loan. And it did NOT fill her with climactic pleasure.
So now she's SUING the company for about $17,000 for false advertising.
She presented her case in court last week, and a judge is still deliberating on it.
Ted Cruz's Twitter Account "Liked" a Porn Tweet
He added, quote, "If I had known that this would trend so quickly, then perhaps we should have posted something like this during the Indiana primary."
The star of the video was 36-year-old mattress actress CORY CHASE. And she also had something to say about it . . . quote, "I didn't like that he watched it for free. He pirated that video. He should have paid Reality Kings for a subscription."
Reality Kings is the smut company that made the video, and they've offered Ted a lifetime subscription.
If this really was just a mistake by some staffer, then this doesn't really apply . . . but it's still fun to remember that when Ted was attorney general of Texas, he backed a proposed law that would ban the sale of sex toys.
And the legal brief from his office said, quote, "There is no substantive-due-process right to stimulate one's genitals for non-medical purposes unrelated to procreation or outside of an interpersonal relationship."
Five Common Expenses That Have Outpaced Inflation
1. College. The price has more than TRIPLED in the last 20 years. In 1997, the average tuition at a public university was $2,966 a year. Now it's $9,650.
2. Gas. The national average is $2.66 a gallon now. Which isn't bad compared to a few years ago when it was around $3.50. But even though it's gone down a little, it's still outpaced inflation over the past 20 years.
3. Buying a house. In 2000, the median cost of a home in the U.S. was about $120,000. Now it's around $235,000. So it's almost doubled in the past 17 years.
4. Movie tickets. The average ticket cost a little under $5 twenty years ago. Now it's just under $9.
5. The price of cable TV. It's gone up more than twice as fast as inflation. In 1995, it cost an average of $22.35 a month. Now it's around $70 a month.
The average person only got 44 channels back then, and now it's around 180. But most of those extra channels are just garbage. Which is why a lot of young people DON'T have cable now.
Should You Be Friends With Your Coworkers on Social Media? How About Your Boss?
According to a new survey, the majority of people don't see any problem with being friends with their coworkers on social media.
71% say it's appropriate to be Facebook friends . . . 61% say it's okay to follow each other on Twitter . . . and 56% say it's cool to connect on Instagram. But they still draw the line with Snapchat . . . only 44% say it's acceptable to be Snapchat friends with coworkers.
Now . . . how about your boss?
It turns out we're less likely to think it's appropriate to be connected on social media . . . but not THAT much less.
49% say it's okay to be Facebook friends . . . 34% for Twitter . . . 30% for Instagram . . . and 26% for Snapchat.
26% of People Have Had Their Day Ruined By a Negative Comment on Social Media
Social media is all about putting yourself out there . . . and sometimes, you aren't going to like what all the horrible people in the world throw back.
According to a new survey, 26% of people say they've had their day RUINED by a comment on social media. On the other hand, 61% of people say they've had their day MADE by a comment, so maybe those odds make it worth taking the chance.
The survey also found more than half of people say they don't care if the photos they post get "likes" or not. Sure.