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Boy describes Hilton Head shark attack: 'I'm dreaming, wake me up!'

10-year-old boy is recovering after a shark bit him over the weekend in the waters of Hilton Head.

Jei Turrell was bitten while splashing in waist-deep water along the South Carolina coast, according to the boy's mother.

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Tonya and Paul Turrell said their son showed nothing but faith and courage despite suffering such a horrific injury. Tonya said Jei was bitten in the right forearm while he and his brother were playing Sunday on Hilton Head Island.

"He is a trooper," Tonya said. "He is so brave."

Experts at the Florida Museum of Natural History confirmed the shark bite from photos of the wound but were not sure what kind of shark it was.

"I was underwater and I see a shark's mouth, and just, it was so quick. It just got me and bolted off the other way,” Jei said.

Jei said he screamed “shark!” and that's when his family rushed over and saw blood running down one of his arms.

"All he kept on saying, and I'll never forget it, is, 'I'm dreaming, I’m dreaming! Wake me up! This is a dream.' And we kept on saying, 'No, no, no, you've been bit,’" said the boy's father, Paul Turrell.

The shark's teeth cut all the way to the bone of Jei's forearm, but amazingly, his parents said he didn't cry.

He was airlifted to a hospital for surgery, and as he recovers, is keeping a positive attitude.

He said he's alive and now has the memory of the shark encounter on his arm, showing how tough he is.

Turrell said she wouldn't have let her children go into the water if she'd known about recent, frequent water evacuations in the Hilton Head Island area. According to Mike Wagner, operations manager for Hilton Head Island Shore Beach Service, those evacuations happen almost daily during the summer season. Some of them are for shark sightings or lightning strikes, but most are to bring in swimmers venturing too far out, Wagner said.

Several days before Jei was bitten, there were evacuations in the late morning and early afternoon after a shark was spotted swimming back and forth in shallow water in the area.

Sunday afternoon's incident was the first reported shark bite of 2018 on Hilton Head Island, according to Wagner. In 2017, there were 10 confirmed shark attacks in South Carolina. Of those, eight were on Hilton Head Island.The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Santa Fe High School Shooting: What to know about Santa Fe Independent School District

Police have a suspect in custody after a shooting at a Texas high school. There are reports that at least eight people were killed in the shooting, KHOU reported.

Santa Fe High School includes grades 9-12, according to the Santa Fe Independent School District website

There are about 5,000 students enrolled in the district and 600 staff members. 

The district has a dedicated police force, including resource officers, crossing guards and a dispatcher, according to the district website

“The Santa Fe I.S.D. Police Department is committed to providing a safe and secure learning environment for our children to learn and grow,” according to a statement. 

Santa Fe, Texas, is southeast of Houston and about an hour outside Galveston.

The district encompasses about 72 square miles of Galveston County, encompassing multiple communities.

The teacher-student ratio is 15:1, according to a welcome video on the district site.

Santa Fe High School includes the Indian Success Academy, which is described as an alternative learning center program for at-risk students.  

Special programs includes technical programs including cosmetology and welding, according to the district welcome video.

Santa Fe High School graduation is scheduled for June 1. 

Neighboring Dickinson Independent School District is also currently in “protect mode” because of the shooting at Santa Fe High School.

Disney brings alcohol to all Magic Kingdom table service restaurants

A big change is on tap for park goers at Disney’s Magic Kingdom.

For the first time in its 47-year history, Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom has alcohol on the menu at all of its sit-down table-service restaurants.

>>Read: SeaWorld Orlando will pour free beers on Fridays this summer

The theme park is introducing beer and wine to three sit-down restaurants that previously did not serve alcohol

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In 2012, Magic Kingdom opened its “Beauty and the Beast” themed restaurant Be Our Guest in the expanded area of Fantasyland. It was the first restaurant in the park to serve alcohol, and since then the park has been slowly adding adult beverages to more of its menus. Wine and beer will now be served at The Plaza Restaurant, The Crystal Palace and The Diamond Horseshoe, Disney announced via its blog.

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Alcohol has already been available throughout Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom theme parks.

Alcoholic beverages remain off-limits at Magic Kingdom’s “quick service” counter eateries.

For a complete list of Disney property restaurants and menus, click here

SeaWorld Orlando will pour free beers on Fridays this summer

Sea water won’t be the only thing flowing at SeaWorld Orlando this summer.

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The theme park will offer free beer for guests on Fridays this summer, starting Friday.

Guests aged 21 and older can visit Mama’s Pretzel Kitchen Patio to get up to two free seven-ounce beers per visit. The free beer will flow from 10:30 a.m. until one hour before the park closes.

The beer selection will include popular brands like Bud Light, Coors Light and Miller Light, as well as SeaWorld’s own Mako Red Ale.

The last Friday for free beer this season will be Sept. 2, which is the Friday before Labor Day.

In addition to the Friday free beer, park officials said guests can also enjoy happy hour daily starting at 4 p.m., which will include food and drink deals.

Flames ravage bar, but spare American flag

Firefighters were called Friday morning to battle an intense fire at a bar in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, that destroyed everything but an American flag, officials said.

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The fire was reported shortly before 2 a.m. at Chubboy's, formerly Phil's Nite Club, in Dawson.

Flames ravaged the building as thick smoke billowed into the air.

“It was through the roof. It was a complete loss from the get-go. There was nothing we could do to save it. The only thing we managed to save was an American flag,” firefighter Steve Swiger said.

No injuries have been reported.

Burglar ransacks dead man's Manhattan apartment

A burglar broke into a dead man’s apartment in Manhattan and stole more than $13,000 in valuables, the New York Post reported.

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Marcus McHugh died in his apartment May 11. The theft was discovered Wednesday when McHugh’s 71-year-old mother went to his apartment with a police escort to retrieve his belongings, the Post reported.

The police seal that was put on the door of McHugh’s apartment was broken, and the lock placed at the dwelling by the New York Police Department had been removed, the Post reported. Police put a seal and lock on the door when a person who is living alone is found dead, an NYPD spokesman said.

Among the items stolen were a bracelet, a necklace, a fur and a leather case, police said.

McHugh’s cause of death has not been revealed, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has not responded to an email, the Post reported.

Wine kegs are real; find out where they’re sold

Boxed wine is so 1960s. Now wine in a keg is a thing, at least in New York City.

Bridge Lane Wine out of New York has invented a wine keg for those aficionados who have a large social circle who also love vino.

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The keg holds about 26 bottles of white merlot, sauvignon blanc, a red blend, chardonnay or rosé, Delish reported.

It uses a standard beer keg tap, or you can add one of the company’s taps when checking out.

After you tap the keg, which looks like a supersized plastic bucket, the wine inside will stay fresh for up to two days, according the winery, and 4 weeks in a kegerator. If you leave it sealed, it’s good for up to 6 months, Delish reported.

The keg is only available for those living in Long Island or New York, but wine lovers outside the Empire State, don’t fret. The same volume of wine is available to you, but the bladder filled with alcohol will be shipped, provided that you’re old enough to consume, in a heavy-duty cardboard case, and not the plastic keg, Delish reported.

The keg costs $240. Bridge Lane Wine also offers its vintages in more traditional forms like a bottle for $20, a box of wine for about $38 and a four-pack of cans, with each can equal to about a half a bottle, for around $34.

For more information, visit Bridge Lane Wine’s website.

Former Russian spy released from British hospital after poisoning

Sergei Skripal, the ex-Russian spy who was poisoned with a nerve agent in the United Kingdom in March, was released from a hospital on Friday, the BBC reported.

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Skripal was found slumped on a park bench in Salisbury on March 4 along with his daughter, Yulia Skripal, after being exposed to Novichok, a nerve agent, CNN reported.

>> Daughter of ex-Russian spy released from hospital

Yulia Skripal, 33, was released from the hospital on April 9, the BBC reported.

A police officer was also exposed to Novichok and hospitalized, although officials with Salisbury District Hospital said he was released March 22.

Russian officials have denied playing any role in the attack.

Director of nursing Lorna Wilkinson told the BBC that "This is an important stage in (Sergei Skripal’s) recovery, which will now take place away from the hospital."

In 2006, Skripal, a former colonel, was jailed in Russia for 13 years for revealing the identities of Russian spies in Europe to British intelligence officers. In 2010 he was part of a prisoner swap between Moscow and the United States, the BBC reported.

Meghan Markle to walk alone down aisle, except for short stroll with Prince Charles

In a break with tradition, Meghan Markle will walk unescorted for part of her trip down the aisle when she marries Prince Harry on Saturday, CNN reported Friday.

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Markle will enter St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle and walk with her bridesmaids until she meets Prince Charles at the Quire, where the royal family sits, CNN reported. The Prince -- Harry’s father -- will walk Markle to the foot of the altar but will not give her away. 

Prince Charles will then stand back as Markle approaches Prince Harry. CNN reported.

Earlier, Kensington Palace wrote in a tweet Friday that Charles would walk Markle down the aisle.

“Ms. Meghan Markle has asked His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales to accompany her down the aisle,” the palace wrote in its tweet.

Charles will take the place of Markle’s father, who was unable to attend Saturday’s ceremony.  Thomas Markle originally was supposed to walk his daughter down the aisle, but underwent heart surgery on Wednesday.

>> Meghan Markle’s father has heart surgery

Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, landed in England on Wednesday and met with several members of the royal family. She is scheduled to have tea Friday with Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Daily Mail reported.

Ragland, 61, was introduced to Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall on Wednesday, as she was invited for tea at their London home, People reported. Ragland also met Prince William; Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Windsor; and their three children.

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