Thursday, October 11th, 2018

 

Medieval re-enactor on horseback killed after being impaled on his own lance

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A Virginia man on horseback playing a Medieval knight in a reenactment performance in Kentucky died after he apparently dropped his lance and then became impaled upon it, according to his brother. Peter Barclay, 52, a retired Army lieutenant colonel, had been performing medieval horseback for 30 years all over the world, his brother, John Barclay, told ABC News. Barclay was a veteran member of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), a group that researches and re-enacts the “arts and skills” of pre-17th century Medieval Europe, accordingRead More


Hurricane Michael, other disasters can take lasting toll on children's mental health

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iStock/ThinkstockBY: DR. COLETTE POOLE-BOYKIN (NEW YORK) — Windows boarded and emergency plans in place, with gallons of water and canned goods stocked. As people who are rushing to prepare for an impending natural disaster check items on to-do lists, it is possible to overlook a less visible need — the mental health of children. Stress reactions to calamities like hurricanes, floods and fires tend to show up in increased emergency room admissions, and such trauma can have a particularly lasting effect on children. Research shows that adverse childhood experiences todayRead More


Watch: Idina Menzel strips down "Bridge Over Troubled Water"

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Walkman Music/Arts Music/WEAA few weeks ago, Josh Groban released a video of himself performing the Simon & Garfunkel classic “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” which appears on his new album Bridges. Now, his tour mate Idina Menzel has released a video of herself performing the same song. Unlike Josh’s version of the song, Idina’s is very simple, featuring just a piano accompanying her as she belts out the song. This version, as well as a live version of “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” are both featured on the singer’s new album idina:Read More


Sting and Shaggy team up for "Miami Vice"-inspired video for their song "Gotta Get Back My Baby"

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Credit: Martin KierszenbaumSting and Shaggy star in a Miami Vice-inspired video for their new collaborative tune “Gotta Get Back My Baby,” which premiered Thursday on ETOnline.com. “It’s a funny, lighthearted video with a bit of action in it, and stunts,” Sting says in a making-of video about the clip. In the video, the two artists portray Miami detectives who are sent on a mission to apprehend “the most dangerous woman in America” at a club in South Beach. Sting’s character, who happens to be retiring that day, tells their captainRead More


Limo in deadly crash had been cited for out-of-service brakes

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Peter R. Barber/The Daily Gazette of Schenectady, N.Y.(SCHENECTADY, N.Y.) — The limousine that crashed Saturday in upstate New York, killing 20 people, had been cited by the State Department of Transportation in March for brake failures, according to inspection results obtained by ABC News. The citations included “brakes out of service” and “brake connections with constrictions under vehicle,” the records show. When the limousine was re-inspected six months later, on Sept. 4, the state DOT noted its “failure to correct defects on previous inspection report.” A lawyer for the limousineRead More


Kathryn Hahn talks two new roles in 'The Romanoffs' and 'Private Life'

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ABC/Image Group LA(NEW YORK) — From movies to TV, from comedies to drama, Kathryn Hahn proves she’s as versatile as they come. The actress — whom you’ve seen in projects like Transparent and Bad Moms — currently stars opposite Paul Giamatti in the Netflix film, Private Life, about a couple struggling with fertility issues. She’s also part of the ensemble cast in The Romanoffs, Matthew Weiner’s new Amazon anthology series about the descendants of Russian royalty, which debuts Friday. While Hahn can’t see much about her character in the series,Read More


Hurricane Michael by the numbers: At least 6 dead, over 900,000 homes, businesses without power

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ABC News(PANAMA CITY, Fla.) — Hurricane Michael, a historic Category 4 storm, struck the Florida Panhandle early Wednesday afternoon, unleashing heavy rain, high winds and a devastating storm surge. Here is a look at the dangerous storm by the numbers: 155 mph: Wind speed — nearly the highest possible for a Category 4 hurricane — with which Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach and Panama City. A hurricane with 157 mph or higher is a Category 5, the strongest on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale. 129 mph: Peak wind gustRead More


Lindsey Buckingham is now suing Fleetwood Mac over his ouster from the band

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Dia Dipasupil/Getty ImagesAfter telling Rolling Stone recently that he was fired from Fleetwood Mac because of conflicts Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham has now filed a lawsuit against the band, seeking compensation for money he would’ve earned during the group’s current tour. According to documents obtained by ABC Radio, the suit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, charges the band with “breach of fiduciary duty,” “breach of oral contract” and “intentional interference with prospective economic advantage,” among other complaints. In the suit, Buckingham claims that he’d asked Fleetwood MacRead More


York County Government and Courts Schedules for Yorktown Day

  York County government offices and courts will follow the schedule listed below on Friday, October 19, in observance of Yorktown Day:   York County offices                                       –           Closed York-Poquoson Social Services                      –           Closed York County Public Libraries                         –           Closed Waste Management Center offices                 –           Closed   VPPSA Composting Facility                          –           Open Drop-off Centers for Garbage & Recycling   –           Open Garbage Transfer Station                                –           Open York County Courts                                       –           Open Virginia Cooperative Extension                      –           Open   Garbage and recycling collection will not be affected by the holiday. ForRead More


Historic Yorktown, Yorktown Day Road Closures

Vehicular access to the following streets in Historic Yorktown will be restricted to residents and their guests on Friday, October 19th, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Please note the exception of Zweybrucken Road and Bacon Street. Zweybrucken Road (closed to vehicular traffic until 12:30 p.m.) Bacon Street (closed to vehicular traffic until 12:30 p.m.) Smith Street Nelson Street Read Street Church Street Main Street  The Yorktown Trolley will deviate from its normal route to accommodate the parade and patriotic exercises commemorating the 237th anniversary of the American and FrenchRead More