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Listen Up: A Closer Look at the Top Stories for Wednesday, Aug. 1

What to Know

  • A trio of ballerinas took the saying 'See something say something' to the next level after stopping an alleged serial groper in NYC
  • A New Jersey shore restaurant is fighting back against a customer who posted a video of a worm crawling out of a piece of fish
  • #InMyFeelings? The National Transportation Safety Board would rather you stay in your car

Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 

Happy Wednesday! You're almost over that mid-week hump. The humidity is back on the rise today as highs will reach the 80s, but it will feel warmer than that. Keep the umbrella handy just in case of a pop-up shower or thunderstorm. As always, get the latest forecast at nbcnewyork.com/weather.

1. Ballerinas Bust Alleged Groper in Washington Square Park

A trio of ballerinas took the saying "See something say something" to the next level. 

Anya Salmin, Catie Beth Kirch and Leslie Mahan say they followed a man, cameras recording every second, who allegedly groped a dozen women in Washington Square Park.

They flagged down officers who swooped in to make an arrest. 

Read more here.

2. NJ Restaurant Bites Back When Customer Video Shows Worm in Fish

A New Jersey shore restaurant is fighting back against a customer who posted a video of a worm crawling out of a piece of fish.

The video was shot over the weekend at Stella Marina Bar & Restaurant in Asbury Park and shows the thin, pale worm crawling out of a piece of cod.

In a Facebook post, people at the restaurant criticize the customer for trying to "destroy'" their "reputation and possible livelihoods" and say they stopped serving the cod dish after the worms were discovered.

The restaurant writes parasitic roundworms "are frequently found in the guts and in the flesh of fish" and occasionally are missed by inspectors.

Read more here.

3. Drake "In My Feelings" Challenge Prompts NTSB to Issue Warning

#InMyFeelings? The National Transportation Safety Board would rather you stay in your car.

Drake’s #InMyFeelings challenge has taken the internet by storm, but as the videos have gotten more dangerous, the NTSB has decided to step in to remind everyone that driving while distracted is never a good idea.

Over the past few weeks, thousands of social media users, including celebrities such as Will Smith, have posted videos of themselves dancing along to Drake’s latest single “In My Feelings.”

Although there have been no reports of serious injuries at this time, the NTSB still sees these actions as a major cause for concern.

Read more here.

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