LAGUNA BEACH, FLA.

Alberto storm moves inland

Subtropical Storm Alberto rumbled inland Monday after its Memorial Day strike on the Gulf Coast, driving holiday beachgoers away amid heavy rains that raised a dangerous flood threat around the South. Forecasters warned that heavy downpours from the vast storm system are increasing the potential for life-threatening flash floods across north Florida, much of Alabama and large areas of Georgia — and elsewhere around the Southeast. Authorities did not immediately attribute any deaths or injuries directly to Alberto. But in North Carolina, a TV news anchor and a photojournalist were killed Monday when a tree uprooted from rain-soaked ground toppled on a TV vehicle as the two reported on severe weather.

Seattle

Starbucks closing for training

Starbucks, trying to put to rest an outcry over the arrest of two black men at one of its stores, is closing over 8,000 stores for an afternoon of anti-bias training, a strategy some believe can keep racism at bay. After the arrests in Philadelphia last month, the coffee chain’s leaders apologized, and met with the men, and reached out to activists and experts in bias training to create a curriculum for its 175,000 workers.

OKLAHOMA CITY

Armed bystander tells story

One of two armed bystanders credited with fatally shooting a gunman who opened fire at a restaurant said he crouched behind cars and tried to get the shooter to drop his weapon, but the man kept firing. Bryan Whittle, 39, a master sergeant in the Oklahoma Air National Guard, gave his first detailed account of the Thursday shooting Saturday. He scoffed at suggestions he was a hero, saying: “I just feel like I’m just an average guy who had the right tool to help at the right time.” He said he and his wife were driving by Louie’s on the Lake when they saw a commotion. The gunman had wounded a woman and two girls. He didn’t know another armed civilian had come to help till he heard Juan Carlos Nazario, a security guard, say, “Clear him. I got you. Clear him.”

GREENWOOD, S.C.

Lemonade stand nets $5,860

Nine-year-old Andrew Emery raised $5,860 in two hours Saturday selling lemonade to help his parents pay medical bills for his baby brother, Dylan, who has Krabbe disease, a rare neurological condition. He also sold #TeamDylan T-shirts. Andrew said he also wants to buy Dylan a teddy bear.

Beacon Journal/Ohio.com wires