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4 Slayings at
Feb 5, 2022 2:55 PM CST
Jury Rejects Parole in 4 Slayings at Waffle House
Travis Reinking was convicted of first-degree murder for 2018 shootings in Nashville, Tenn.
: After listening to relatives testify for two hours Saturday about their loved ones who were killed at a Waffle House in 2018, a jury decided to impose a life sentence in prison without the possibility of parole on Travis Reinking. Family members sobbed as they told the court in...
Cops: 'Senseless Act' at Waffle
House Over Unmasked Man
May 20, 2020 7:43 AM CDT
Cops: 'Senseless Act' at Waffle House Over Unmasked Man
Kelvin Watson, 27, has been charged with attempted murder in shooting of cook in Colo.
- A shooting at a Colorado Waffle House that left one employee injured took place after a customer was asked to wear a face mask, local cops say. According to an arrest affidavit cited by KDVR , police say 27-year-old Kelvin Watson first showed up at the Aurora restaurant, which is currently...
A Waffle House Worker Was in
a Pickle. Enter a 'Mystery Man'
Nov 11, 2019 10:30 AM CST
A Waffle House Worker Was in a Pickle. Enter a 'Mystery Man'
That man, plus other 'everyday heroes,' helped out at understaffed restaurant in Birmingham
- "A little gap in staffing" could have led to chaos at an Alabama Waffle House, but thanks to a few generous customers and a worker named Ben, the food and the coffee kept flowing. Ethan Crispo relays what happened on Nov. 2 when he made a late-night stop at...
Dad Charged With Giving
Gun to Mass Shooting Suspect
Mar 15, 2019 12:29 AM CDT
Dad Charged With Giving Gun to Mass Shooting Suspect
He knew son was mentally ill, prosecutors say
- The father of a man accused of killing four people at a Waffle House in Tennessee last year has been charged with unlawful delivery of a firearm in Illinois, a prosecutor announced Thursday. Jeffrey Reinking's son, Travis Reinking, has been held without bond on first-degree murder charges since the...
See What a Flood Surge
of 9 Feet Looks Like
Sep 13, 2018 11:47 AM CDT
See What a Flood Surge of 9 Feet Looks Like
Thanks to augmented reality
- 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
reports that flooding already has begun. See the National Hurricane Center for the latest, including projections on rainfall and wind along the storm'...
Black Couple Handcuffed
Over Waffle House Bill Dispute
Jun 15, 2018 2:07 AM CDT
Black Couple Handcuffed Over Waffle House Bill Dispute
They said they were overcharged by $1.50
- 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...
Waffle House Hero
to Get Big Reward
Apr 26, 2018 9:20 AM CDT
Waffle House Hero to Get Big Reward
Crowdfunding campaign raises $166K for James Shaw Jr.
- 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...
Waffle House Suspect
Wearing a 'Suicide Smock'
Apr 25, 2018 9:40 AM CDT
Waffle House Suspect Wearing a 'Suicide Smock'
As the AP reports Travis Reinking's dad gave him his guns back
- 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...
NAACP Calls Black Woman's
Waffle House Arrest 'Troubling'
Apr 23, 2018 7:30 PM CDT
NAACP Calls Black Woman's Waffle House Arrest 'Troubling'
The woman was taken to the ground by Alabama police
- 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...
Woman Pulls Up to Waffle
House Crime Scene, Gives Birth
Apr 23, 2018 3:58 PM CDT
Woman Pulls Up to Waffle House Crime Scene, Gives Birth
She was en route to hospital at the time
- 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...
Suspected Waffle House
Shooter Has Been Arrested
Apr 23, 2018 2:36 PM CDT
Suspected Waffle House Shooter Has Been Arrested
Travis Reinking was placed in custody Monday after a 'citizen's tip'
- 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...
Waffle House Suspect Told
Cops Taylor Swift Stalked Him
Apr 23, 2018 6:27 AM CDT
Waffle House Suspect Told Cops Taylor Swift Stalked Him
Travis Reinking claimed he confronted pop star at Dairy Queen
- 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...
Waffle House Hero
Wrested Gun Away
Apr 23, 2018 3:08 AM CDT
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'
- 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...
Alleged Waffle House Killer Was
Once Arrested at White House
Apr 22, 2018 4:30 PM CDT
Alleged Waffle House Killer Was Once Arrested at White House
He reportedly wanted to speak with President Trump
- 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...
Gunman Wearing Only a
Jacket Kills 4 at Waffle House
Apr 22, 2018 7:35 AM CDT
Gunman Wearing Only a Jacket Kills 4 at Waffle House
Police in Nashville are hunting a suspect who is now believed to be nude
- 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...
Viral Pic Earns Eatery Worker
Praise—and $16K Scholarship
Mar 9, 2018 10:52 AM CST
Viral Pic Earns Eatery Worker Praise—and $16K Scholarship
Texas Waffle House employee rewarded for act of kindness toward elderly customer
- 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...
Guy Cooks Own Meal
After Finding Waffle
House Worker Asleep
Dec 2, 2017 8:16 AM CST
Guy Cooks Own Meal After Finding Waffle House Worker Asleep
He says was 'pretty inebriated'
- 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....
Cops: Unpaid Waffle House Bill
Exposed ID Theft Ring
Oct 20, 2017 12:21 AM CDT
Cops: Unpaid Waffle House Bill Exposed ID Theft Ring
Suspects skipped out on $7 bill
- 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...
In Wake of Irma, FEMA May
Turn to the Waffle House Index
Sep 7, 2017 6:20 PM CDT
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'
- 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...
Man Claims Waffle House's
Grease Is Ruining His Property
Mar 29, 2017 12:42 PM CDT
Man Claims Waffle House's Grease Is Ruining His Property
He's suing for $800K
- 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...
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