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Midmorning With Aundrea - October 8, 2019 (Part 2) [ENCORE PRESENTATION]

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Midmorning With Aundrea - October 8, 2019 (Part 2) [ENCORE PRESENTATION]
Midmorning With Aundrea - October 8, 2019 (Part 2) [ENCORE PRESENTATION]

(Part 2 of 2) The heat wave may be keeping us locked in summer, but fall flavors like pumpkin spice in coffeeshops are all the rage.

Todama today marks the first day of fall... even though we are waiting for cooler temperatures, coffee shops are dishing out new and popular fall drinks.

Our stephanie poole spoke to some local coffee shops about the pumpkin spice craze.

When the season gets colder, people trade in their average cup of joe for something a bit more trendy.

Josiah andrews works as a barista at coffee house on 5th.

He says during this time of year customers tend to come for one flavor.

" people start ordering mor hot drinks, more fall-style of drinks..pumpkin spice and those sorts of things get really popular."

Pumpkin spice is rated as a top beverage... with the increase in business, coffee shops can see sales go up 20-percent more than in the summer time.

However,929 coffee house is doing things a bit different... " we actually like to wait little bit later to bring out our pumpkin spice.

We usually do it around november.

We wait till like a little bit later because everyone is doing pumpkin spice right now.

" king says he and other baristas use those months to create and test new recipes .

" we have so many other idea for drinks that we'll like to get to out.

None of our drinks stay around for too long, we like to make it super limited.

We make people miss it then come in and get it.

" if a the flavor gets crowd approval, it's added to the fall menu.

" it's just to bring somethin new out there.

Like everybody had your iced mocha or your iced caramel latte, but if we add something that has like a different flavors like your pumpkin spice that you can't get year-round, it just brings something new to the table that they're not going to get year-round .

" andrews and king agree...fall is when coffee shops are able to discover better recipes and keep customers coming in.

" the location bein downtown, when you get into the seasonal time, it definitely makes it way more fun.

" reporting in lowndes county, stephanie poole, wcbi news.

Both men add there are several new fall drink options at their locations.

So just how far are you willing to go to embrace the fall season?

How about diving into pumpkin spice spam.

Hormel foods says the limited edition flavor includes hints of cinnamon, clove, allspice and nutmeg.

Recipe suggestions include a spam pumpkin spice, apple and cheddar grilled cheese with carmelized onions.

Or you can dice cubes of pumpkin spice spam on a toasted belgian waffle with whipped cream, maple syrup and nutmeg.

Hungry yet?

This autumnal spam flavor is only sold online.

We'll be right back to en sgean when sergeant jeff turney got a call about an elderly man who wanted to move to florida, he knew there was no sense in talking him out of it.

Instead, sergeant turney decided to go with him.

Steve hartman has their story on the road.

A lot of police officers go above and beyond - playing basketball with kids, mowing grass for seniors - we see examples on the news all the time.

But few officers have gone further out of their way than sergeant jeff turney of the glendale, arizona police department.

It started with a call to dispatch: "i have a 94-year-ol father.

He's loaded up a trailer and thinks he can drive his vehicle and the trailer to florida.

And i'd like to have somebody talk to him, if they could."

Police responded to the home of howard benson.

"i walked in the door and sa him sitting there and i said, 'we're not going to talk any sense into this guy,'" sergean turney said.

It turns out there was no stopping him.

"i had my mind made up," howa said.

"i was going to do it.

Never mind that howard has no business behind the wheel of anything other than his power chair.

He was going to tow a trailer, 2,200 miles to his new assisted living facility in fort myers.

Of course, his kids, who all live out of town, were insisting he fly and just ship his stuff.

"i'm stubborn," howard sai one way or another, howard was going to florida.

When sergeant turney realized there was no talking sense into this guy, he decided to do something equally irrational.

He started by coming over after work to pack up that trailer.

When howard asked if this meant sergeant turney was also going to find someone to drive him to florida, he said no.

"i said, 'no, howard, i don't thin i can get anybody to go with you, but how about i drive?'" sergeant turney said.

The next day they were off.

Sergeant turney requested vacation time to do this.

Along the way, they talked, about everything from howard's icrv tinav service in the navy during world war ii, to his anxiety about moving into assisted living.

When they arrived four days later, sergeant turney said he would stay until howard felt comfortable in his new surroundings.

He's fine, all thanks to the police officer who went way out of his way.

"as a person, though, you'v gotta step up," he said "i've never seen a person s dedicated to helping people in my life.

I can't thank that gelemaen gentleman enough," howar said.

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