Friday, January 12th, 2018

 

Bodycam video shows officers rush in to save man from burning home

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Savannah-Chatam Metropolitan Police Department(SAVANNAH, Ga.) — Dramatic bodycam video captures officers rushing in to save a man from a burning home in Savannah, Georgia, early Friday morning. In the video, Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department officers can be heard screaming for the resident to come out of the home. The officers then break the windows in an attempt to save the person still inside. While the bodycam video does not show the actual rescue, officers managed to locate the victim and pull him out, according to police. “I am so proudRead More


At Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony, "Mudbound" star Mary J. Blige says singing as a child "set me free from all of the negativity"

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Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Netflix(LOS ANGELES) — Mary J. Blige had two things to celebrate Thursday: her 47th birthday and receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. During the ceremony, the singer and star of Mudbound gave a passionate testimony, recalling how singing as a child became her refuge in a dangerous environment. She said, “When I was a little girl growing up in the projects, I just loved to sing. And I wanted to sing because it set me free from all of the negativityRead More


Police officer wrestles 12-foot Burmese python into submission: Video

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Twitter / Pembroke Pines PD(PEMBROKE PINES, Fla.) — A 12-and-a-half foot Burmese python was no match for the law Thursday night in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Officer Joey Cabrera struggled singlehandedly with the massive reptile in a fight captured on video. Cabrera was victorious. An off-duty United States Customs and Border Patrol officer had spotted the snake along a roadway and notified police. Cabrera was first at the scene and quickly managed to secure the reptile. Once backup units arrived, the snake was taken to a police substation where a licensedRead More


18 dead, others missing after flooding and mudslides force thousands to flee in California

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ABCNews.com (SANTA BARABRA, Calif.) — At least 18 people are dead — including children ages 3, 6, 10 and 12 — when heavy rain unleashed flash floods, mudslides and debris flow in California this week, according to Santa Barbara County officials. This came just weeks after several fires scorched the area. Flash flooding, debris flow and mudslides are punishing the communities hit hard by the Thomas and La Tuna fires, prompting “dozens and dozens” of rescues on the ground, a spokesperson from the Santa Barbara County Fire Department told ABCRead More


California mudslide devastation seen in satellite photos

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Copyright 2018 DigitalGlobe(MONTECITO, Calif.) — Satellite images released by DigitalGlobe on Friday show areas of Montecito, California, before and after the area was hit by heavy rainfall and deadly mudslides. The unincorporated area of Montecito was put under a mandatory evacuation order on Thursday and more than 500 homes in the county were damaged or destroyed, according to numbers released by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. Seventeen people have died in the mudslides and many more are feared missing. Copyright 2018 DigitalGlobe Click here to see more of theRead More


Expecting mom takes hilarious maternity photos at Taco Bell

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Kelly Daniels/Strollersandstilettos.blog(ATLANTA) — One expecting mother spent so much time in Taco Bell thanks to her pregnancy cravings that she knew exactly where she’d shoot her maternity photos. Kristin Johnston, who lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia, posed at sunset in front of her local Taco Bell in a bright red floor-length gown and a string of pearls. The now-mother of two said she was inspired to have her maternity shoot there after looking up ideas on Pinterest, where she spotted an elderly couple who shot their senior portraits at theRead More


Seal apologizes for Instagram post that appeared to call Oprah Winfrey out for hypocrisy

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Jan WeltersSeal has taken to Facebook to apologize for appearing to diss Oprah Winfrey on Instagram earlier this week. According to the singer, he was actually criticizing Hollywood in general — and he didn’t mean to criticize Oprah at all. Seal had reposted a meme that showed two photos of Oprah: one of her kissing disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein on the cheek, and another of her smiling as he leaned over to speak to her. The caption on the photo was, “What you have been part of the problemRead More


Suspect arrested for alleged murder of UPenn student, mom says 'revenge is empty'

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ABC News(LOS ANGELES) — A suspect was arrested for the alleged murder of University of Pennsylvania student Blaze Bernstein, who was found dead in Southern California this week, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said. Blaze Bernstein, 19, had been home in Southern California for winter break when he went missing on Jan. 2. His body was found Tuesday in the brush surrounding Borrego Park in Foothill Ranch. The Ivy League student’s mother, Jeanne Pepper Bernstein, tweeted Friday, “Finally.” “My thoughts are: Revenge is empty. It will never bring back myRead More


"Hawaii Five-0" tackles suicide in tonight's episode

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Chi McBride as Lou Grover. Photo credit: Screengrab/©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc.(HAWAII) — While CBS’ hit Hawaii Five-0 usually switches back and forth from action to comedy, tonight’s episode tackles a very serious issue: suicide. Like every installment of the CBS show, this one bears a Hawaiian title — this one translates to “What is Gone is Gone — but unlike the others, this one will end with a PSA for the National Suicide Prevention hotline. Co-star Chi McBride, who appears in the PSA, tells ABC Radio that cast and crewRead More


Lips & snakes: Taylor Swift's video director weighs in

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BMLGFans have been busily dissecting Taylor Swift’s new video for “End Game” ever since it arrived at midnight. The video’s director, Joseph Kahn, has been busy too…retweeting fan theories and offering one of his own. First, Kahn seems to confirm that the snake imagery in the video is no accident by retweeting a number of posts referring to them. In case you missed it, at one point, Taylor’s playing a video game on her phone called “End Game,” and a green snake is displayed on screen. In another shot, aRead More