The Daily Scoop 10-10-2016

The Daily Scoop is our morning segment that highlights stories trending on social media.

Top Flicks

“The Girl on the Train” premiered this week at the top of the box office.

Adapted from Paula Hawkins’ best-selling book, “The Girl on the Train” stars Emily Blunt as a woman involved in a missing persons case. The psychological thriller brought in $24.7 million.

Tim Burton’s latest movie, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” came in second with $15 million. Based on the Ransom Riggs novel, the film tells the tale of a boy with powers who must save the special school for children like him.

Rounding out the top three, “Deepwater Horizon” earned $11.8 million. With Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Kate Hudson and Douglas Griffin in leading roles, the star studded flick dramatizes the 2010 oil spill—the worst in U.S. history.

Bringing Homecoming Home

When a special teacher in Wisconsin couldn’t make it to homecoming because of illness, the school brought homecoming to him.

Earlier this year Jeff Petrie was diagnosed with lymphoma and has been too ill to return to the classroom. So, last week, students boarded buses and showed up at his front door. The school decided homecoming wouldn’t be the same without the baseball coach and social studies teacher, so they took homecoming to his home.

Students, many wearing lime green to support those battling cancer, say they don’t want him to lose hope.

Bald Eagle Stuck in Car Grill

A bald eagle was rescued in Florida after it became trapped in the grill of a car.

The driver of the vehicle said the bird flew out in front of him and became lodged in the grill. Clay County Sheriff’s Office and fire rescue crews worked together to rescue the bird.

The bald eagle is safe and has been turned over to a wildlife sanctuary in Jacksonville.