Wednesday, June 13th, 2018


Ex-Penn State frat member pleads guilty in Tim Piazza hazing case

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Courtesy of Piazza Family(STATE COLLEGE, Pa.) — A former Penn State fraternity brother has entered the first guilty plea in connection with the death of pledge Tim Piazza, who died after falling down fraternity house stairs during an alcohol-fueled hazing ritual, prosecutors said. Ryan Burke, who was accused of forcing Piazza to drink from a bottle of vodka the night of his fall, pleaded guilty Wednesday to four counts of hazing and five counts relating to unlawful acts involving liquor, the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office said. Burke, now 21, admittedRead More

Body cam shows deputy save boy from choking

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Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office via KOCO-TV(OKLAHOMA CITY) — An Oklahoma sheriff’s deputy helped save a 3-year-old boy who was choking on a quarter he swallowed, an ABC affiliate reported. Pottawatomie County Deputy William Wheeler noticed a woman asking for help at a local car wash on June 8, according to the Shawnee News-Star. The woman, later identified as Victoria Terrill, noticed her son, Chaz, was choking while they drove back from dinner, ABC Oklahoma City station KOCO-TV said. She pulled over into the car wash parking lot to try toRead More

Mother distracts armed robber with a taco as she went to ask for help

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Los Angeles County Sheriff(LOS ANGELES) — A taco helped saved a family of six and put a man behind bars on Sunday in Industry, California, authorities said. The family was heading back from a day at a waterpark when they pulled over to get carne asada tacos before the ride home, a statement on the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page said. Juan Rodriguez, rding a bike, approached the family while they were eating their tacos and “began to intimidate and terrorize both parents and their four children,” theRead More

Hot, dry conditions help fuel fast-moving wildfires in the West

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ABC News(NEW YORK) — Hot and dry conditions are helping fuel fast-moving wildfires blazing throughout the West. As of Wednesday afternoon there were 43 large fires burning in 12 states throughout the country: Alaska, Washington, California, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Florida. In Utah and Colorado, winds could reach 40 mph Wednesday afternoon and evening, and coupled with the dry fuel and low humidity, the danger for fire is heightened. The dangerous fires have prompted some evacuations from southern California to Colorado. In Colorado, massiveRead More

Judge orders back-flipping FBI agent to stay away from man he's accused of accidentally shooting

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ABC News(DENVER) — The back-flipping FBI agent who accidentally shot a Colorado nightclub patron has been ordered to stay away from the man after being charged with second-degree assault. Chase Bishop, 29, Wednesday made his first appearance in a Denver courtroom, where a judge issued a standard protection order stating that he must have zero contact and stay at least 100 yards away from Tom Reddington, 24, who was shot in the leg during the incident. Bishop was dancing at a Denver nightclub June 2 when his service weapon fellRead More

'This man is everything to me': Wife of Orlando cop wounded in deadly hostage situation

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Orlando Police Department(ORLANDO, Fla.) — The wife of an Orlando, Florida, police officer shot and critically wounded allegedly by a paroled felon who killed himself and four child hostages, broke down in tears Wednesday as she asked people to pray for his survival, saying, “My boys need their daddy and I need my husband.” Meghan Valencia — the wife of Officer Kevin Valencia and the mother of his two sons, one 5 years old and the other 8 months old — left his bedside at Orlando Regional Medical Center brieflyRead More

Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Donald Glover on list of "Most Powerful People in Comedy"

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ABC/Paula Lobo(LOS ANGELES) — Kevin Hart, Donald Glover, and Tiffany Haddish are among the stars on The Hollywood Reporter‘s first list of “The Most Powerful People in Comedy.” The publication hails Haddish as “Hollywood’s new comedy queen.” The list also includes Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Issa Rae, and The Daily Show host, Trevor Noah. In the category of producer/writers, Kenya Barris, creator of black-ish and grown-ish, is recognized, along with Will Packer, whose credits include the successful Think Like A Man films, the Ride Along movies, and Girls Trip. CopyrightRead More

"Wonder Woman" director posts a sneak peek of the sequel -- featuring this surprising character

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© 2017 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. AND RATPAC ENTERTAINMENT, LLC(LOS ANGELES) — While it’s been rumored that Patty Jenkins’ anticipated Wonder Woman sequel would jump forward in time from the World War I-set original to the ’80s — 1984, specifically — she posted a picture Wednesday that still managed to surprise fans. Why? It shows Chris Pine, rocking a totally ’80s outfit. Fans know that his character, Steve Trevor — spoiler alert — made the ultimate sacrifice at the end of the original movie, but there he is, in aRead More

The Chainsmokers team with Pepsi for one-off L.A. show featuring surprise guests and covers

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Kevin Mazur/Getty Images via ABCThe Chainsmokers will be paying tribute to the King of Pop and the Princess of Pop at a special one-night-only show at L.A.’s Hollywood Palladium on July 24. The “Something Just Like This” duo are teaming up with Pepsi for the show, which is part of the brand’s Pepsi Generations Summer Music Campaign. In addition to their own hits, The Chainsmokers will welcome surprise guests and perform what’s described as “re-imagined versions of songs from Pepsi’s biggest music icons.” Given that those icons include Michael Jackson,Read More

Tiffany Haddish wanted to take Taylor Swift to her high school reunion

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Will Heath/NBCTaylor Swift‘s current Reputation tour features a video of comedian Tiffany Haddish doing the spoken-word part of “Look What You Made Me Do,” and it appears that the two really bonded. In the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter, Tiffany says she wanted to take Taylor as her date to her high school reunion. According to Tiffany, Taylor was willing to go, but her security team wouldn’t allow it. It’s not that Taylor can’t go to parties — it’s because there were more pressing security concerns. Around the timeRead More