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  • Country musician Morgan Wallen was arrested for disorderly conduct after getting kicked out of Kid Rock's bar Saturday night, police said. Wallen, known for the songs 'The Way I Talk' and 'Whiskey Glasses,' was kicked out of the Broadway bar by security for kicking glass items inside, WSMV reported. Wallen, who smelled strongly of alcohol, was given the chance to leave with friends but refused and was taken into custody by police, WSMV reported. Wallen was arrested and charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct, WSMV reported. “Hey y’all just wanted to clear the air,” Wallen said Sunday afternoon on social media. “I went out downtown last night with a few old friends. After a couple bar stops, we were horse-playing with each other. We didn’t mean any harm, and we want to say sorry to any bar staff or anyone that was affected.”
  • Two hairstylists who tested positive for COVID-19 may have exposed 140 customers to the virus. The stylists worked at the same Great Clips salon location in Springfield, Missouri. One COVID-positive stylist continued going to work despite experiencing symptoms of the virus for eight days, exposing 84 clients and seven colleagues, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department announced Friday. A second COVID-positive stylist at the salon “potentially directly exposed” 56 more clients after working for five days while “experiencing very mild symptoms,' health department officials said. The business was legally open in accordance with Missouri’s reopening guidelines amid the coronavirus pandemic. The stylists and their clients were wearing face coverings, a policy that was enforced by the Great Clips staff. A team of contact tracers are working to contact anyone else the stylists might have come in close contact with. According to the county health department, the stylist who first tested positive for the virus also visited a local Dairy Queen, a Walmart and a gym. “This scenario is well within our capacity of our staff to contact trace and hopefully contain,” Clay Goddard, Springfield-Greene County Health Department director, said in a news conference. “But I’m going to be honest with you, we can’t have many more of these. We can’t make this a regular habit or our capability as a community will be strained and we will have to reevaluate what things look like going forward.” The salon closed temporarily for a deep cleaning.
  • A 19-year-old woman was attacked by a machete-wielding homeless man Saturday night while she was working at a Little Caeser's Pizza restaurant, police said. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said a man, believed to be a transient named Tyrone, walked into the pizza shop around 9 p.m. and asked about a job, WVUE reported. Authorities said he pulled out a machete moments later and attacked Jazmyn Fradieu. She was taken to a hospital, where she is recovering from severe injuries to her face, back and shoulders, WVUE reported.
  • Ahead of June’s Pride Month, the company that owns Skittles announced the candymaker will release a limited-edition colorless version of the fruity flavored treats. Mars Inc. said the company will produce colorless Pride Packs. The normally rainbow packaging will be a gray-white, and the candies will be too. The move is in support of the LGBTQ+ community, which is often represented by a rainbow flag. The monotone candy serves to highlight that “during Pride, only [one rainbow] matters,' officials wrote in a press release. For every pack sold during the month of June, Skittles will donate $1 to GLAAD, an LGBTQ+ media advocacy group, up to $100,000. “This Pride month, Skittles is removing its rainbow, but replacing it with much-needed conversations about the LGBTQ+ community and a visible stand of solidarity,” said GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. “The funding that GLAAD receives from the Skittles Pride Packs will support our news and campaigns program, which tells culture-changing stories of LGBTQ+ people and issues across the media year-round. This year when many LGBTQ+ people will be unable to gather at large Pride events, it’s so important that brands, notables, and other allies find authentic and creative ways to show that they stand with our community.” Despite being colorless, the special edition Skittles will still be full of flavor. Consumers can still expect the standard grape, lemon, orange, green apple and strawberry offerings. While the Give the Rainbow campaign is new in the U.S., it has previously run in Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom. The campaign received mixed reviews in those locations. “Skittles is passionate about showing its support for the LGBTQ+ community,” said Hank Izzo, vice president of marketing, Mars Wrigley U.S. “We believe that giving up our rainbow means so much more than just removing the colors from our Skittles packs and we’re excited to do our part in making a difference for the LGBTQ+ community through our partnership with GLAAD, not only in June, but all year long.” According to Marketing Dive, the Skittles Pride Packs will be sold at select CVS and Walmart stores.
  • State troopers in Washington state spotted a bear running across lanes of Interstate 5 in Pierce County on Sunday morning. The bear was seen near milepost 122 between Lakewood and Dupont, KIRO-TV reported. Troopers said officials from the Department of Fish and Wildlife responded and were trying to locate the bear. Officials cautioned drivers to be on the lookout for the animal and drive cautiously.
  • Where is the line between public safety and personal privacy? That’s part of the “new normal' facing many people as states reopen and they head back to work. The access card used by Dawn Takacs, owner of Elite Casino Events, to get into her office at PPG Place was deactivated. After three years with her downtown office, she told WPXI-TV she was blindsided when her property management company sent her and other businesses a “safety pledge.” “This is just a violation of our constitutional rights, you're stepping over the line,” Takacs said. “It’s crossed the line between business and personal.” The safety pledge said she and her guests would be required to sign it before being allowed on the premises. It would also require her to do things like social distance, wear masks and even have her temperature taken. Takacs told WPXI-TV she was fine with those requirements, but then it said they would also collect her personal health information – which she said crosses a line. Takacs said she wants to be safe but still believes this goes too far. “I absolutely love my office and want to keep it, but you’re asking me to keep my office or give up my rights,” she said. “I find that un-American, for lack of a better word.” Industrious is one of the largest property management companies in the country, with 95 locations in 45 cities. The company’s general manager for North America told WPXI-TV that its policy is to require businesses to sign the safety pledge. “We are requiring it, much as the building itself is requiring it and every community is thinking about it to keep tenants healthy and safe,” said Anna Squires Levine. “While I understand this may not work for everyone, we have heard that community behavior is the number one concern for our members.”