Twinkies, Ding Dongs and other Hostess Brands favorites may return to stores soon. A judge has approved the sales of the brands from the bankrupt company. Apollo Global Management and Metropoulos & Company banded together to buy Twinkies, Ho Hos, Ding Dongs and Donettes for just over $400 million. Flowers Foods picked up Wonder Bread and Nature's Pride for about $350 million.
A teenager dared to jump into a puddle — seems harmless enough — was dunked in icy water after it turned out to be a giant hole.
The puddle jumper named Lakeem in the video is wearing a bright white pair of shoes, but they aren’t the only thing that get drenched in the dirty water. He is submerged over his head.
His friends filming the $1 dare laugh hysterically — so much so, at one point the man filming is on the pavement — as Lakeem quickly removes himself from the water and another steps in to help him out.
The dare was conducted in the parking lot of a Family Dollar store. Those looking on swear they didn’t know the puddle was actually a deep, water-filled hole.
Moral of the story is it’s pot hole season. As you can see in the surrounding environment in the video, there are still mounds of snow hanging around. Freeze-thaws throughout the winter season could have created gaping pot holes — puddle jumpers be warned.
Update: Some have brought to our attention that, like many videos posted on YouTube these days, there is the potential it is fake. We investigated further and found more information. ABC News 57 in South Bend, Ind., identified the teen further as from nearby Elkhart and had more about the hole. Lakeem Cook said he, like his friends, thought the puddle was only about ankle deep.
It turns out this wasn’t just a giant pot hole as we originally speculate. City of Elkhart Utility Engineer Tory Irwin is reported as saying it was actually an empty dry well, which collects water and “allows it to infiltrate into the ground.”
For now, the hole is marked and covered. The landlord of the property is having it repaired by a crew next week.
Kendra brought baby Jake to the office today! What a cutie! (you too Kendra...lol)
Redbox is breaking into the video streaming industry. The company known for its giant red DVD rental kiosks has unveiled Redbox Instant, which allows for unlimited movie and TV streaming. It's part of an eight-dollar-per-month subscription that also includes four one-night DVD rentals. Users can stream movies on smartphones, Macs, PCs and Xbox 360s. Redbox Instant is now in public beta mode, with a complete launch coming up soon.
Looks like Twinkies have a new owner—and if all goes according to plan, the classic snack could be back in stores within months. Hostess has canceled today's auction for its brands and facilities and will sell them to Apollo Global Management and Metropoulos & Co., investment firms that bid $410 million. As of Monday's bidding deadline, it was the only qualified offer, the New York Times reports.
Now the companies, which the Timesdescribes as having "a shared history of corporate turnarounds," await court approval; a hearing is due March 19. As for what this turnaround could look like, the would-be owners gave a few hints: Twinkies in more stories, 100-calorie options, and Zach Galifianakis as potential spokesman.
A well-known softball coach has resigned after allegations he used his high school players to get him dates. Coach Troy Hennum, 25, was accused of asking girls on his Roosevelt High School softball team to find “cute girls,” take their pictures and bring their phone numbers to him.
A Michigan elementary school is defending its decision to confiscate a third-graders batch of homemade cupcakes because the birthday treats were decorated with plastic green Army soldiers.
Casey Fountain told Fox News that the principal of his son’s elementary school called the cupcakes “insensitive” — in light of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
“It disgusted me,” he said. “It’s vile they lump true American heroes with psychopathic killers.”
Fountain’s wife made a batch of 30 chocolate cupcakes for their son Hunter’s classmates at Schall Elementary School in the town of Caro. The 9-year-old helped decorate the treats with plastic figurines representing World War Two soldiers.