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See What a Flood Surge of 9 Feet Looks Like

Thanks to augmented reality

(Newser) - The unwelcome Florence has almost arrived. The Category 2 hurricane is due to make landfall in North Carolina on Friday with devastating consequences , and the Washington Post reports that flooding already has begun. See the National Hurricane Center for the latest, including projections on rainfall and wind along the storm'... More »

Black Couple Handcuffed Over Waffle House Bill Dispute

They said they were overcharged by $1.50

(Newser) - Waffle House says its CEO has apologized to a woman who was handcuffed along with her boyfriend over a dispute over a $1.50 charge at one of its restaurants. Activist Shaun King says the black couple were handcuffed after they "refused to pay for a $1.50 overcharge... More »

Waffle House Hero to Get Big Reward

Crowdfunding campaign raises $166K for James Shaw Jr.

(Newser) - Survivors of Sunday's shooting at a Tennessee Waffle House have another reason to thank the man who disarmed suspected shooter Travis Reinking. A GoFundMe page launched by James Shaw Jr. has raised more than $155,000 for families of victims, including the four people killed before Shaw was able... More »

Waffle House Suspect Wearing a 'Suicide Smock'

As the AP reports Travis Reinking's dad gave him his guns back

(Newser) - The co-owner of a Colorado crane company where the suspect in a deadly weekend shooting at a Nashville restaurant once worked said she'd urged federal officials to keep Travis Reinking in custody after he was arrested at the White House last year. Reinking's former boss says he had... More »

NAACP Calls Black Woman's Waffle House Arrest 'Troubling'

The woman was taken to the ground by Alabama police

(Newser) - Georgia-based Waffle House Inc. on Monday defended police intervention at a restaurant where a black woman's arrest, captured on video, raised questions about mistreatment. In a statement released by company spokesman Greg Rollings, Waffle House said it had information that "differs significantly" from claims by the woman, who... More »

Woman Pulls Up to Waffle House Crime Scene, Gives Birth

She was en route to hospital at the time

(Newser) - A bizarre incident at the scene of Sunday's shooting at a Tennessee Waffle House that left four dead: As law enforcement authorities investigated hours after the shooting, a car pulled up to the restaurant. A division manager for the chain walked over and saw a woman inside—and a... More »

Suspected Waffle House Shooter Has Been Arrested

Travis Reinking was placed in custody Monday after a 'citizen's tip'

(Newser) - The suspected Waffle House shooter is in custody, the AP reports. Authorities say Travis Reinking, 29, was arrested Monday. "It was a citizen's tip that led to this apprehension," Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson said, per CNN . Reinking, who was reportedly found in a wooded area behind... More »

Waffle House Suspect Told Cops Taylor Swift Stalked Him

Travis Reinking claimed he confronted pop star at Dairy Queen

(Newser) - Alleged Waffle House mass shooter Travis Reinking was still at large early Monday, and Nashville officials say schools will be in "lock-out" mode if he isn't found by the time classes begin, with guests and visitors not allowed into buildings, the AP reports. The 29-year-old, accused of killing... More »

Waffle House Hero Wrested Gun Away From Shooter

'I figured if I was going to die, he was going to have to work for it'

(Newser) - James Shaw Jr. says he isn't a hero, but a lot of people—including police and survivors of Sunday morning's mass shooting at a Nashville-area Waffle House—disagree. Shaw hid in a restroom when alleged gunman Travis Reinking opened fire, then rushed him when there was a pause... More »

Alleged Waffle House Killer Was Once Arrested at White House

He reportedly wanted to speak with President Trump

(Newser) - A sheriff in Illinois says Travis Reinking's state firearms card was revoked last year by state police, but his guns were given to his father with the promise that they wouldn't be shared with his son. Police in Tennessee are searching for the 29-year-old Reinking, saying he's... More »

Gunman Wearing Only a Jacket Kills 4 at Waffle House

Police in Nashville are hunting a suspect who is now believed to be nude

(Newser) - A man wearing only a green coat opened fire early Sunday at a Nashville-area Waffle House, killing four people and injuring another two, reports ABC News . Two people died outside the building around 3:30 am Sunday and one inside before a patron managed to grab the weapon; a fourth... More »

Viral Pic Earns Eatery Worker Praise—and $16K Scholarship

Texas Waffle House employee rewarded for act of kindness toward elderly customer

(Newser) - Last Saturday, Laura Wolf stopped off at a Waffle House in her neck of the woods in Texas for a meal, and what she witnessed there—and what she did afterward—ended up changing the life of a teen Waffle House employee. Per KHOU , Wolf happened upon the La Marque... More »

Guy Cooks Own Meal After Finding Waffle House Worker Asleep

He says was 'pretty inebriated'

(Newser) - A Waffle House customer in South Carolina decided to get behind the counter and cook his own meal after he couldn't find any employees who were awake. Alex Bowen says he was "pretty inebriated" when he stopped by the West Columbia restaurant at around 3am Thursday, WIS-TV reports.... More »

Cops: Unpaid Waffle House Bill Exposed ID Theft Ring

Suspects skipped out on $7 bill

(Newser) - Police in Louisiana have uncovered a sophisticated, Los Angeles-based identity theft ring, thanks to two men who skipped out on their $7 Waffle House bill, authorities say. Waffle House employees called police Saturday, saying two men had stiffed the restaurant and driven away in a U-Haul van. Investigators were still... More »

In Wake of Irma, FEMA May Turn to the Waffle House Index

'If a Waffle House is closed because there's a disaster, it's bad'

(Newser) - Want to know how a community is weathering a disaster? Look no further than Waffle House. The Southern diner chain is at the heart of an informal government test—the Waffle House Index—to find out how municipalities are dealing with hurricanes, tornadoes, and more. "The Waffle House test... More »

Man Claims Waffle House's Grease Is Ruining His Property

He's suing for $800K

(Newser) - Mack Crook Jr. may be the only person in America who doesn't love Waffle House. In a lawsuit filed earlier this month, Crook claims grease from a Waffle House in Anniston, Ala., has seeped across the property line and into the building he owns. He's seeking $800,000... More »

Charges: Maid Tried to Blackmail Ex-Waffle House CEO Using Sex Tape

She and her lawyers were allegedly seeking millions

(Newser) - A woman and her attorneys have been charged with secretly videotaping her having sex with a former Waffle House CEO and using the recording to try to extort millions of dollars from him, the AP reports. Mye Brindle, John Butters, and David Cohen were indicted Friday. The indictment alleges former... More »

Cops: Waffle House Worker Spiked Guy's Drink With Meth

He's still in a hospital almost two months later: police

(Newser) - Authorities say a former employee of a Waffle House in north Georgia has been arrested and accused of spiking a male coworker's drink with methamphetamine, leaving the worker hospitalized. A Dawson County sheriff says 43-year-old Sonserea Dawn Evans—since fired—is facing felony aggravated battery and drug charges over... More »

Cops: Man Kills Waffle House Employee Over Smoking Policy

He allegedly shot her in the head when she asked him not to smoke

(Newser) - A customer pulled out a gun and shot and killed an employee at a Waffle House restaurant in Mississippi on Friday after she asked him not to smoke, police said. Police received a call about the shooting shortly after 1am local time, said Biloxi police Sgt. Donnie Dobbs. The customer,... More »

Customer Shoots Would-Be Waffle House Robber

Authorities rushed the robber to a nearby hospital

(Newser) - A would-be robber surprised the morning crew at a Waffle House yesterday and got quite the shock in return: a customer who opened fire and shot him dead, the Post and Courier reports. Later identified as Joshua Jermaine Davis, 19, the robber apparently made his move before 5am at the... More »

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