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Lawsuit: Cruise ship’s no-slip floor caused cornhole injury

NORFOLK, Va.

The owners of a popular dinner cruise ship in Virginia are being sued by a customer who says the ship’s no-skid flooring worked too well.

The lawsuit in federal court accuses the Spirit of Norfolk cruise ship of inappropriately using no-skid flooring on a part of the ship where cruisers play the game cornhole.

The plaintiff, 66-year-old Jeffrey Makuch of New York, says he took a cruise on the ship in June 2016 and fell while playing cornhole. He says the no-skid floor made it impossible for him to properly shift his weight while stepping to throw a beanbag.

The cruise ship owners have filed a reply denying that their flooring presents a risk.

The Virginian-Pilot reports the lawsuit seeks roughly $375,000 in damages.

75 pounds of floating cocaine recovered off Fla. coast

PENSACOLA, Fla.

A floating bale of cocaine has been recovered in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida.

Citing a U.S. Coast Guard release, news outlets report more than 75 pounds of cocaine was found in the package July 8. The release says a “good Samaritan” notified authorities of the buoyant oddity bobbing south of Pensacola on July 7, and multiple agencies searched the area that night.

In addition to the Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, Orange Beach police, Homeland Security Investigations and the interagency Regional Coordinating Mechanism assisted with the recovery.

It’s unclear to whom the cocaine belongs.

Toddler reunites with family after getting out alone in NewYork City

NEW YORK

Police say a toddler who somehow made his way out of a New York City home and wandered the streets in the middle of the night has been reunited safely with his family.

Police had been alerted around 2 a.m. July 8 that an unattended child was spotted in the Bronx, near the Fordham Heights neighborhood.

Officers then found the nearly 2-year-old boy wearing a T-shirt and a diaper. The toddler didn’t seem injured but was taken to a hospital to be checked out as a precaution.

A relative had been caring for the boy. Once a parent learned he was missing and called authorities, the family was reunited.

No criminal charges are expected.

Associated Press

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