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Fight over Facebook post causes Florida woman to lose toe

A Jacksonville, Florida, woman lost part of her toe in a fight that apparently started because of a post on Facebook, according to police. 

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On Tuesday at 11:47 p.m., an officer responded to a call about a battery with injuries at a residence in the 1700 block of W. 27th Street. 

The caller said that a woman would not leave her property, but that the woman had left the area by the time the officer arrived.

The caller told 911 that the woman had thrown a brick at her. Once the officer arrived at the scene, the caller said no one had thrown a brick and no one had been injured.

Shortly after the officer left the residence, the woman who was initially accused of throwing a brick flagged down an officer in the 4500 block of Moncrief Road and said she had been battered, the police report said. 

The accused woman, who is identified as the victim in the police report, said she had been in the front yard of the home, talking to her boyfriend. She said 19-year-old Gionet Dennis exited the residence and started yelling for the victim to get off her property. 

The victim told the officer that she had begun yelling back, and the two women had gotten into a fight. 

The victim's boyfriend tried to stop the fight by standing between the women. When the victim tried to get into her car and flee the scene, Dennis threw a brick at the vehicle and the brick landed on the victim's toe, the police report said.

The victim was able to leave the area, police said.

According to the police report, the boyfriend told the officer he had been trying to get the victim to leave the residence because he said Dennis was mad and posting on Facebook

The police report said the victim's toe was severely injured and appeared disfigured. The officer noted the tip of her toe was no longer attached. 

The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department responded and treated the victim's injuries. 

Dennis was arrested and taken to a pretrial facility. 

Firefighters save woman from burning home

A local woman is hailing Clayton County firefighters after they saved her from her burning home.

Flames and thick smoke quickly spread through the house, trapping Nicole Ramey in her bathroom.

In his 34 years as a firefighter in East Point, Ramey’s husband William has never seen the devastation of a house fire from this perspective.

“Like everybody else, you're always thinking, 'It will never happen to me,'” William Ramey said.

But his home on Blackfoot Trail in Clayton County was ravaged by a fire Friday that also nearly claimed his wife, Nicole.

She works as a paramedic and firefighters say her quick thinking saved her life after she awoke to the smell of smoke.

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WANTED: Convicted murderer leaves courthouse before verdict is read Driver shoots at another car in road rage incident along I-20 Popular wing restaurant fails health inspection … partly because of cockroaches "She said the door didn't feel hot, so she opened the door and she was hit in the face with a wall of smoke and heat and she closed it back and grabbed the pups, put them in the bathtub and covered them up with towels and herself," William Ramey told Channel 2’s Carl Willis . She was unable to escape, but called 911 and shut two doors between herself and the fire, buying herself just enough time. "When our firefighters were inside trying to locate her, they did actually hear her screaming for help and then once they made it to her, she was no longer responsive. They rescued her through that front window,” Clayton County Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief Laura Richardson said. They rescued the dogs, too, giving them oxygen on scene. Richardson told Willis the firefighters knew exactly what they needed to do to overcome this challenging rescue. "They were aggressive. They didn't hesitate with anything,” Richardson told Willis. There's not much of the home that wasn't impacted by the fire and the effort to put it out, but Nicole made it out. "Luckily, she wasn't burned but (suffered) a lot smoke inhalation,” sister-in-law Renee Blizzard said. "I'm glad she's still here with me,” William Ramey told Willis. Firefighters are still working to determine the cause of the fire.

Firefighters save woman from burning home

A local woman is hailing Clayton County firefighters after they saved her from her burning home.

Flames and thick smoke quickly spread through the house, trapping Nicole Ramey in her bathroom.

In his 34 years as a firefighter in East Point, Ramey’s husband William has never seen the devastation of a house fire from this perspective.

“Like everybody else, you're always thinking, 'It will never happen to me,'” William Ramey said.

But his home on Blackfoot Trail in Clayton County was ravaged by a fire Friday that also nearly claimed his wife, Nicole.

She works as a paramedic and firefighters say her quick thinking saved her life after she awoke to the smell of smoke.

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WANTED: Convicted murderer leaves courthouse before verdict is read Driver shoots at another car in road rage incident along I-20 Popular wing restaurant fails health inspection … partly because of cockroaches "She said the door didn't feel hot, so she opened the door and she was hit in the face with a wall of smoke and heat and she closed it back and grabbed the pups, put them in the bathtub and covered them up with towels and herself," William Ramey told Channel 2’s Carl Willis . She was unable to escape, but called 911 and shut two doors between herself and the fire, buying herself just enough time. "When our firefighters were inside trying to locate her, they did actually hear her screaming for help and then once they made it to her, she was no longer responsive. They rescued her through that front window,” Clayton County Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief Laura Richardson said. They rescued the dogs, too, giving them oxygen on scene. Richardson told Willis the firefighters knew exactly what they needed to do to overcome this challenging rescue. "They were aggressive. They didn't hesitate with anything,” Richardson told Willis. There's not much of the home that wasn't impacted by the fire and the effort to put it out, but Nicole made it out. "Luckily, she wasn't burned but (suffered) a lot smoke inhalation,” sister-in-law Renee Blizzard said. "I'm glad she's still here with me,” William Ramey told Willis. Firefighters are still working to determine the cause of the fire.

Gift cards expire as Toys R Us store liquidation sales continue

If you haven’t redeemed your Toys R Us gift cards, get to your nearest store ASAP.

The April 21 expiration date also applies to the company’s Endless Earnings eGift Cards for customers who earned rewards from baby registry purchases.

Liquidations sales began at Toys R Us stores nationwide as early as March 23.

At that time, customers who participated in the company’s various rewards programs were no longer able to earn rewards or obtain rewards that had not already been issued. 

Earlier this week, some customers complained that they were not able to redeem Toys R Us gift cards because of computer glitches. A company spokesperson said they were not aware of any widespread issues that prevented customers from cashing in their gift cards. 

On March 29, the company shuttered its website, leaving customers only the option of shopping at the brick-and-mortar stores. 

While the most popular toy items at stores have probably been sold, anyone who has not used up their gift cards is advised to do so. All stores are expected to be fully liquidated by June. All merchandise sold during the liquidation is final sale. 

Customers who have questions about products, warranties or rewards can reach the Customer Service Department at 800-TOYSRUS or 800-869-7787 between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. EDT.

Unarmed security guard sexually assaulted at Atlanta library

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say a female security guard at an Atlanta library was sexually assaulted while scissors were held to her throat.

News outlets cite an Atlanta police report that says the suspect hid in downtown's Central Library until the building closed Sunday night before sneaking up on the unarmed guard and trying to force her to perform oral sex. The report says she was able to run away when he told her to pull down her pants.

Atlanta police Officer Stephanie Brown says the suspect chased the victim, but fled when he saw two men outside. He remains at large.

Fulton County police said in a statement that they met with the county's contract security provider to review protocols and guard training. An armed guard has been added during library hours.

Woman robbed while in line for offering in church

A Memphis woman said that while she was in line to put in her offering in at a South Memphis church, someone stole her wallet out of her purse.

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Police are investigating the incident.

Shirley Williams said the church was the last place she thought anything would be stolen from her.

"Because we were in church, I just can't believe anyone would do that,” Williams said.

Williams said someone bumped her from behind while she was in the offering line at a midweek service at the Temple of Deliverance Church on Tuesday night.

Williams said she never really thought anything of it until she noticed that her purse had been unzipped. Then she realized her wallet was gone. Williams said the church allowed her to search in the area in which she was sitting and other areas in the church for her wallet.

"I searched everywhere. We went back to the church and we just couldn't find it anywhere,” Williams said.

Williams said she’s retired and is living on a fixed income. She said all of her insurance cards and things she needed to go about her everyday life were in her wallet. 

"It was just upsetting because it happened in church,” Williams said.

She said she’s certain she didn’t misplace her wallet anywhere and she’s not going to allow this incident to keep her from going to her church.

"I'm praying for forgiveness for them and for them to change their life,” Williams said.

We located several surveillance cameras around the church, but it has not yet been confirmed whether the incident was caught on any of them.

WHBQ did call and leave a message at the church, but our phone call has not been returned.

Memphis police said they have no suspect information at this time.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 4 Evening' game

ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "Cash 4 Evening" game were:

8-9-1-5

(eight, nine, one, five)

Winning numbers drawn in 'Georgia FIVE Evening' game

ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "Georgia FIVE Evening" game were:

9-3-1-8-4

(nine, three, one, eight, four)

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