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Elderly man survives on Coca-Cola for 5 days after falling in Virginia home: reports

An elderly man unable to get up after falling in his Virginia home last week, survived off Coca-Cola for five days before he was found, according to reports.

The man, identified as Glenn Smith, fell on the kitchen floor of his home in Arlington on July 29, Washington, D.C.’s WUSA 9 reported. For the next five days, he drank Coca-Cola that was within arm’s reach, the report said.

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Authorities say a man who fell in his home and couldn’t get up survived on Coca-Cola for 5 days before he was rescued.  (fire.arlingtonva.us)

On Aug. 2, a mail carrier became suspicious after noticing that Smith’s front door had been left open for several days and his mail was piling up, ARLnow reported. The mail carrier notified a neighbor who called the police.

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Officers arrived at Smith’s home around 12:45 p.m. to investigate and found him lying on the floor and “in need of medical assistance,” police said. Arlington County Fire Department medics arrived on the scene and transported the man to Virginia Hospital Center, police said.

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Captain Ben O’Bryant, a Fire Department spokesman, said Smith was in stable condition when he was transported to the hospital. Smith’s age was not disclosed in local reports.

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Neglected dog gets adopted after ‘Cinderella’ makeover

One neglected poodle in Virginia has found a safe, loving fur-ever home after receiving a “Cinderella” makeover from a no-kill shelter.

Reps for the nonprofit described the rescue as “one of the most shocking cases of neglect” they had ever encountered, sharing the good news that the dog has received the fairy-tail adoption he deserves.

Back in April, a seven-year-old pooch named Lionheart was surrendered to the Richmond SPCA by his owner, Today reports. The small dog had been living under a bed for two years and left utterly neglected, with his body covered in thick mats, feces and urine to the point that he could not walk, eat or drink properly upon arrival at the shelter.

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Photos of Lionheart (now known as Cody) before, during and after his treatment and rehab at the Richmond SPCA.  (Richmond SPCA)

“I saw him when he first arrived, and I could not tell which was the front end and which was the back end,” Robin Starr, CEO of the Richmond SPCA, recalled. “You couldn’t see anything. I am sure he was in great discomfort.”

Little Lionheart even had to be sedated to be shaved so that his care team could get to work addressing one of the “most shocking cases of neglect” they had ever seen, officials revealed on YouTube.

“Normally, we do bloodwork and everything on them, but you couldn’t even get through the mats to find a vein,” Dr. Angela Ivey, director of veterinary medical services for the organization, recalled to Today.

“He needed his teeth cleaned — they were horrible — and he needed to be neutered, and then we got all of his bloodwork and everything done at the same time,” Ivey added.

The vet team later discovered that the poodle was also suffering from hookworms and skin sores.

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Despite the slew of medical complications, after waking up from the anesthesia, Ivey described Lionheart as acting “like a different dog,” with a precious personality of happiness, energy and curiosity.

“It’s a miracle that he was trusting people to begin with,” the veterinarian said.

After three months of watchful care and rehab at the shelter, the pup was recently adopted by a “compassionate and very loving” family, an SPCA blog post reports.

Renamed “Cody” by his new owners, Starr said the poodle and his new family are living happily ever after.

“Cody goes everywhere with them, and they just adore him. It’s the ultimate Cinderella story,” she mused.

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‘Hero’ customer, a licensed gun owner, shoots 2 robbery suspects at 7-Eleven: reports

A customer at a 7-Eleven store in Virginia shot two suspects who were allegedly trying to rob the business early Thursday morning, police said, according to reports.

The customer killed one of the suspects and injured the other during the 2 a.m. attempted robbery in Virginia Beach, Richmond’s WTVR-TV reported. Both suspects were also armed, according to the report.

The customer, whom witnesses called a “hero,” had a concealed carry permit, police said, according to Norfolk’s WTKR-TV.

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“Another citizen, who was already in the store and in possession of a legal weapon, confronted and ultimately shot the suspects,” a Virginia Beach Police spokesperson said.

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(An armed customer reportedly thwarted a robbery attempt at a 7-Eleven store in Virginia Beach, Va. (Google Maps))

The injured suspect has life-threatening wounds, WTVR reported.

Police believe the same suspects may be linked to three other 7-Eleven robberies that occurred overnight, WTKR reported.

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A third person was taken into custody outside of the 7-Eleven.

Last month, a Virginia Beach city employee started a petition to allow civil servants to carry weapons at work after a gunman fatally shot 12 city workers at a local municipal center in May.

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Virginia Democrats vow to boycott legislature’s 400th anniversary celebration if Trump attends

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Virginia Democratic lawmakers said Friday they will boycott an upcoming ceremony to mark the 400th anniversary of representative democracy in America if President Trump attends, urging organizers to “Send Him Back.”

The July 30 event will be held in Jamestown, the site of the first permanent English colony, and will mark the founding of the House of Burgesses, which was the first representative legislative assembly in America. It is part of a weeklong celebration of the state’s colonial past — including the first arrival of African slaves in the former British colonies.

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Virginia’s House and Senate Democratic leadership said in a statement that they “will not be attending any part of the commemorative session where Donald Trump is in attendance.”

“The current President does not represent the values that we would celebrate at the 400th anniversary of the oldest democratic body in the western world,” they added before ending the statement with “Send Him Back,” a reference to the “send her back” chant repeatedly shouted by Trump supporters at a July 17 rally in Greenville, N.C. The crowd began the chant after Trump criticized Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.

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The chant came after Trump targeted four Congresswomen of color — Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Omar — over the weekend. He tweeted that they should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came, then come back and show us how it is done” in response to their criticism of him.

Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib and Pressley were born in the United States. Omar was born in Somalia and is a U.S. citizen.

Trump’s remarks and the chant at his rally have elicited a firestorm of controversy, with critics saying he revived racist troupes used to put minorities down. Trump tried distancing himself from the chant Thursday, saying he was “was not happy” with it.

“I was not happy with it, I disagree with it, but again I didn’t say that, they did,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office when asked about the controversial moment.

In a rebuke of the president, the Democratic-led House voted Tuesday to condemn his tweets as “racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color.” Most Republicans have refused to reign Trump in over the comments.

The invitation to Trump to attend the Virginia event was extended by Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam and two Republican state lawmakers. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was also invited to attend but declined.

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Event organizer American Evolution said the White House has not made an announcement regarding the president’s plans. However, the Richmond Times-Dispatch newspaper reported Friday that Trump did plan to attend the event.

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WATCH: Veteran climbs flag pole, fixes American flag at Navy SEAL monument

A veteran has captured the hearts of social media users after he climbed a flag pole at the Navy SEAL monument in Virginia to fix a loose American flag.

Dom Raso, a former SEAL himself, says he was on his morning run Thursday in Virginia Beach when he spotted the flag out of place and broken off the pole.

Video posted on Facebook shows Raso climbing up the pole and then clipping the flag’s loose end to the pole, before sliding back down.

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“This was my fourth attempt at trying to get up and fix the flag,” Raso said. “I couldn’t go by this flag this morning and not give it everything I had. The gold stars on this monument and the sacrifice that has been made for us all was something I wasn’t just going to pass by. This flag pole climb reminded me about EVERYTHING in life.”

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In another post, Raso encourages his fellow Americans to continue to “step up and do what is right.”

“It doesn’t take many, it just takes a determined and convicted few,” he said. “I believe with all my heart and soul there is a wave of patriots in this country growing in strength and confidence each day. While we watch parts of our country fall to mainstream confusion, complacency, and ignorance, there is a few that are willing to climb or stand or do whatever it takes.”

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Virginia woman contracts flesh-eating infection, has emergency surgery after 10 minutes swimming at local beach

A Virginia woman who contracted a flesh-eating staph infection that spread through her leg after just 10 minutes in the water, had to have emergency surgery days later, according to reports.

“I was just like, ‘Oh my goodness my leg is gonna fall off,'” Amanda Edwards told WTKR. “That’s the only thing I could keep thinking.”

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Ocean View Beach (Google Maps)

Edwards had been at Norfolk’s Ocean View Beach last week with friends when she noticed the infection spreading. She told WTKR she ignored it for a couple of days until she couldn’t walk anymore.

Finally, she went to the hospital for emergency surgery. “They had to cut me open, drain it out and stuff it with some gauze. I had to keep it covered for days. I had to take three antibodies every six hours.”

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She said doctors told her the infection may have spread through an open cut in her leg, WTKR reported there was a swimming advisory when Edwards was at the beach due to increased bacteria in the water.

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Volunteers rush to transport shelter animals threatened by Barry out of storm’s path

A multistate rescue effort helped secure and transport more than 120 cats and dogs to safety on Friday, removing them from shelters in Louisiana in anticipation of Tropical Storm Barry.

The D.C. based Humane Rescue Alliance teamed up with St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in New Jersey to rescue the animals from two Louisiana shelters, St. Landry Animal Care and Control and St. Martin Animal Shelter, which are located in the path of the storm.

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Both Lousiana shelters house their animals outdoors, creating an even greater potential for danger and the rescue efforts were intended to free up local shelters to deal with anticipated structural damage and an influx of displaced animals in the state as a result of the storm that is expected to bring 70 mph winds and dangerous storm surge throughout the weekend.

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The animals were flown to Manassas Regional Airport in Virginia where they were then distributed to local animal shelters.

“We are proud to assist our fellow shelters in Louisiana and provide a safe haven for the animals as the region prepares for potentially devastating storms,” Lisa LaFontaine, president and CEO of HRA said in a statement. “As we head into hurricane season, the Humane Rescue Alliance and St. Hubert’s stand ready to take in homeless animals in the path of natural disasters with open arms and find loving homes for them in the region.”

The animals were flown to Manassas Regional Airport in Virginia where they were then distributed to local animal shelters including the Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation, Angels of Assisi, Humane Rescue Alliance, St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center, Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA and Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

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The D.C. based Humane Rescue Alliance teamed up with St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in New Jersey to rescue the animals from two Louisiana shelters, St Landry Animal Care and Control and St. Martin Animal Shelter, which are located in the path of the storm.

Other animals were flown to shelters in New Jersey, Georgia and North Carolina as well to find adoptive homes.

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The rescue mission was the first since the D.C. rescue group and the New Jersey-based animal center merged on Tuesday with the specific mission of furthering the St. Hubert’s WayStation program, an animal transport program that cares for homeless or displaced animals, particularly during natural disasters, according to the Humane Society.

“By enriching the organizations on both ends of animal transports, we can weave a safety net for animals in every corner of the country,” LaFontaine said in a statement Tuesday.

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Frank Miniter: To reduce gun violence, we need to do these things

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When he called the Republican-controlled Virginia Legislature to the state Capitol for a special session this week, Virginia’s Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam wasn’t really attempting to make changes to the state’s gun laws that would have stopped the murderer who killed a dozen people in Virginia Beach in May.

In fact, despite his claims to the contrary, Northam was simply playing gun control politics. He was crassly using the deaths of victims to push the current national agenda of those who want to blame guns and law-abiding gun owners for the actions of criminals and the mentally ill.

The Republicans called Northam on this obviously political ploy. With their one-vote majorities in the state House of Delegates and Senate, they cut the special session short. It lasted only 90 minutes.

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Republican lawmakers wisely referred all of the gun control bills submitted to the special session of the Legislature to the bipartisan state Crime Commission. This will enable the proposals to be studied, so lawmakers can actually craft legislation that would help save lives.

By declining to vote on a long list of gun control proposals, Virginia legislators reminded us of what is really preventing America from coming together in a bipartisan way on this issue: Americans are divided between three wildly different gun cultures.

First, there is the freedom-loving, law-abiding, gun rights culture that upholds the responsible use of guns for hunting, sport and self-defense. This includes nearly all of the more than 100 million gun owners in America today. Over 5 million people who are part of this culture are members of the National Rifle Association, where I serve as editor in chief of the NRA’s magazine America’s 1st Freedom.

Will we continue to waste resources, media time and more as we allow the mainstream media to unfairly blame America’s law-abiding gun owners for the actions of criminals and the dangerously mentally ill?

Second, there is the criminal culture that thrives in spite of, or even because of, government attempts at restricting our constitutional right to bear arms.

And third, there is the part of the culture – including many members of the mainstream media – that is made up of people who have no experience with firearms, but who fear guns out of ignorance. This group often exhibits a complete unwillingness to even try to understand American freedom.

Worse still, this last group is actively blaming the gun rights segment of the American citizenry for the unlawful actions of the second part – the criminals and the mentally ill.

This sets the stage for the culture war now underway.

The most disturbing part of this issue is there are good solutions available, but the mainstream media have no interest in them, as they require us to focus on the actual problem – the criminal element in our society and the mentally ill.

The mainstream media, instead, are waging a political war. They want to win power for their preferred political party. They have little interest in doing honest reporting on gang violence and how we can make inner city communities safer.

They have little interest in devoting more resources to helping us find and treat the small percentage of mentally ill people who might do violent things. To the mainstream media, doing any of that would require us to focus on what they view as marginalized communities, many of which have high minority populations.

It is more politically expedient for them to instead blame people who largely don’t vote for Democrats and who mostly live outside of inner city communities where gang-related homicides are a serious problem.

The same can be said for focusing on the relatively few members of American society who are violent due to serious mental health issues. Those people can be hard to find and diagnose. It is much easier and more politically advantageous for the mainstream media to simply blame gun ownership.

Meanwhile, things that might have actually stopped the Virginia Beach murderer – at least before he killed a dozen people – require us to allow average citizens to utilize their constitutional right to bear arms.

To stop something as random as a person who doesn’t have a criminal record – yet suddenly and for unfathomable reasons decides to perform an evil act – people need their right to self-preservation, as granted to us by the Second Amendment of our Bill of Rights.

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Virginia’s political disagreement on this issue demonstrates what is happening nationally. Will we continue to waste resources, media time and more as we allow the mainstream media to unfairly blame America’s law-abiding gun owners for the actions of criminals and the dangerously mentally ill?

Criminals almost always use illegal guns to commit their crimes. This is hardly the fault of average gun owners in America or their guns. Criminals and a small percentage of the mentally ill are the cause. We need to focus our resources on the actual problem.

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‘Heroic’ Virginia rabbi missing after diving into ocean to save a student

A rabbi and day camp counselor in Norfolk, Va., went missing after jumping into the ocean to save a student who struggled to make it back to shore amid choppy waters, according to reports.

The Coast Guard searched for 35-year-old Rabbi Reuven Bauman, a 35-year-old teacher at Yeshiva Toras Chaim in Portsmouth, who was last seen around noon Tuesday when he dove in the water to rescue a 13-year-old camper from choppy waters with rip currents, according to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.

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“He acted heroically,” Coast Guard Lt. Steve Arguelles said about Bauman rescuing the child, who was reported safe at False Cape State Park. About 20 people attended a field trip at the state park. Swimming was prohibited in the area they visited.

The Coast Guard, assisted by Virginia Beach fire and police departments and the National Park Service, suspended the search Wednesday morning.

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On Tuesday, when Rabbi Reuven Bauman jumped into choppy waters to save a student, lifeguards had raised red flags prohibiting swimming due to dangerous conditions. (City of Virginia Beach)

“It’s always a hard decision, and it’s not one we make lightly,” Arguelles told the Virginian-Pilot newspaper. In calling off the search, the Coast Guard considered the rough waters, the size of the area searched and the “likelihood of survivability.”

The Jewish community is still searching for Bauman’s body, according to WTKR.

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“This is a terrible loss,” Joel Rubin, representing the Norfolk Jewish community, told the local CBS affiliate. “Rabbi Bauman was the most respected rabbis and teachers in this community. He was a father, a scholar and an outgoing, smart man.”

Bauman is reportedly a father of five, and he taught 7th and 8th-grade secular studies and 3rd-grade Judaic studies at the school.

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Mom, boyfriend charged after missing 3-year-old girl found dead in Virginia river

A southwestern Virginia mother and her boyfriend were arrested Wednesday after authorities found the body of a missing 3-year-old girl in a local river.

The Wythe County Sheriff’s Office said that Kimberly Dawn Moore, 45, and Adrian Neil Puckett, also 45, have been charged with felony child neglect with reckless disregard for life and felony child endangerment in the death of Josie Burleson. The sheriff’s office added that more charges were possible and the investigation is ongoing.

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Josie Burleson was found dead Wednesday morning. (Wythe County Sheriff’s Office)

Investigators say Josie was reported missing just before 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. When questioned, Moore and Puckett told authorities that the girl was playing outside a house they were visiting near the New River Trail and wandered away. The house in question is located within 150 yards of the river.

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The sheriff’s office said more than 100 people searched for Josie in nearby fields, along adjacent trails and in the New River, where the girl’s body was found shortly after 1 a.m.

Wythe County Sheriff Keith Dunagan told The Roanoke Times that authorities did not know how long Josie was missing before her disappearance was reported because Moore and Puckett “were on meth and they made two or three different statements, and we don’t know which one is correct.”

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The sheriff added that investigators believe Josie wandered to the edge of the river looking for a swing she had visited in the past.

“They found her footprints in the mud at the edge of the river,” Dunagan told the Times. “The current was swift there, and we believe it carried her down the river.”

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