An invasive lizard species and a tropical system forms: The stories you might have missed this week

Here are the headlines from this week unrelated to the coronavirus pandemic.


Outside of the coronavirus pandemic, there was plenty of news making headlines this week.

Here's a glimpse at what you may have missed:

Invasive lizard species spotted in Georgia

An invasive South American lizard — known as tegus — was recently spotted in Georgia for the third year in a row, and officials there are advising people to report sightings of the lizard and kill them if they are able to do so “safely and humanely.”

Burglary by bear

A black bear was able to break into a rental cabin in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and got away with some junk food, beers, sodas and some allergy medication.

First named storm of hurricane season likely forming this weekend

Forecasters say there's a 70% chance the first named tropical system will form off the southeastern U.S. coast this weekend, which would mark the sixth consecutive year with a storm forming before June 1, the official start of hurricane season.

Mike Tyson hints at return to the ring

In a pair of training videos posted on his Instagram page, former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson, 53, declared, "I'm back."

Ahmaud Arbery case draws national attention

An autopsy report unveiled this week that Ahmaud Arbery was killed by three shotgun blasts in southeast Georgia. The men accused of shooting the unarmed 25-year-old in February have been charged with murder, while a man who caught the shooting on camera has been receiving threats, according to his attorney.

Court papers filed in Kobe Bryant crash

The brother of the pilot in the January helicopter crash that killed all nine people aboard including NBA legend Kobe Bryant says the passengers were negligent, according to recently filed court papers.

Comedian and 'Seinfeld' actor dies

Comedy veteran Jerry Stiller, known as Frank Costanza on "Seinfeld," died at 92, his son Ben Stiller announced Monday.

NFL players accused of armed robbery

Police are trying to find New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar after multiple witnesses accused them of an armed robbery at a party in Florida.

Family of EMT fatally shot during police raid files lawsuit

The family of a Kentucky woman working as an EMT, who was killed in March after officers forced their way inside her home and exchanged shots with her boyfriend, has filed a lawsuit seeking a thorough investigation of the raid.

NASCAR driver says he has no recollection of Daytona 500 crash

NASCAR driver Ryan Newman says he has no memory of his horrific crash in the Daytona 500 in February, nor does he remember his hospital stay until he was leaving with his kids. The 42-year-old spoke about the crash during a news conference this week and was recently cleared by NASCAR to return to racing.

Earthquake recorded in western Nevada

Authorities in western Nevada checked for possible highway damage following a magnitude 6.5 earthquake in a remote area early Friday. The quake occurred in a remote area of the state between Reno and Las Vegas, and people from Salt Lake City, Utah, to California’s Central Valley tweeted that they felt it.