Police ask people to 'hold off' on crimes during heat wave: 'We will all meet again on Monday when it's cooler'

Due to rising temperatures that have a reported 157 million people under heat warnings, Massachusetts police are asking people to “hold off” on committing crimes until the weather cools off. The Braintree Police Department posted the proposition to aspiring criminals on Facebook Friday. “Folks. Due to the extreme heat, we are asking anyone thinking of doing criminal activity to hold off until Monday,” read the post. — Yahoo! Lifestyle

Missing 2-year-old Minnesota boy drove himself to county fair on toy tractor

A 2-year-old Minnesota boy who was reported missing was quickly found at a county fair ⁠— after making the trek in on his toy tractor, his family said Saturday. Little Kenneth was riding around in his yard on his John Deere tractor Thursday night when he remembered that the Chisago County Fair was just a mere two blocks away, his mom, Lynn Allen, told ABC News. Allen had promised him earlier in the week he'd get to go with his grandfather. Kenneth, though, took matters into his own hands. — ABC News

Pennsylvania school district tells parents to pay their lunch debt, or their kids will go into foster care

The Wyoming Valley West School District in Pennsylvania sent out hundreds of letters last week telling parents who had lunch debt to pay or their children could go into foster care. The letter, which was reviewed by CNN, told parents that there have been "multiple letters sent home with your child" and that no payments had been made. "Your child has been sent to school every day without money and without a breakfast and/or lunch," the letter read. It also said failure to provide children with food could result in parents being sent to Dependency Court. "If you are taken to Dependency Court, the result may be your child being removed from your home and placed in foster care," the letter read. — CNN

Black Georgia lawmaker says white man told her to 'go back' to where she came from

A black Georgia state lawmaker said a white man cursed at her in front of her young daughter and told her to "go back" to where she came from because he thought she had too many items in the express checkout line at a grocery store. The man has come forward to identify himself and confirm the confrontation over the express lane, but denies he ever said "go back." Erica Thomas, 31, who said she is nine months pregnant, said in a tearful Facebook Live video on Friday that the man verbally assaulted her because he thought she had too many items in an express aisle for 10 items or less at a Publix supermarket. — NBC News

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