Burt Reynolds, Star of ‘Deliverance,’ ‘Smokey and the Bandit,’ Dies at 82

Burt Reynolds, star of “Deliverance,” “Smokey and the Bandit, “The Longest Yard” and “Semi-Tough,” has died. He was 82.

Source: Burt Reynolds, Star of ‘Deliverance,’ ‘Smokey and the Bandit,’ Dies at 82

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Paul McCartney Opens Up to Howard Stern About Beatles, New Album – Variety

Over the course of the 90-minute chat, the two talked quite a bit about McCartney’s days with the Beatles. Early on, Stern, who seemed a bit starstruck, discussed the long-running debates about who wrote which Lennon-McCartney song.

Source: Paul McCartney Opens Up to Howard Stern About Beatles, New Album – Variety

Trump officials race to deny they authored ‘resistance’ op-ed – POLITICO

High-ranking officials ranging from Pence to Mattis all claim they’re not responsible for the scorching editorial.

Vice President Mike Pence and other top Trump officials rushed on Thursday to deny that they authored an anonymous New York Times op-ed detailing a “resistance” movement inside the Trump administration — an extraordinary demonstration of how the editorial has rattled the highest levels of government.

The editorial — which was published on Wednesday from “a senior official in the Trump administration” and accuses the president of acting “in a manner that is detrimental to the health of our republic” — has kicked off a wild guessing game inside the White House and out about the author’s identity.

Source: Trump officials race to deny they authored ‘resistance’ op-ed – POLITICO

Live video and tweets from the shooting at Fifth Third Bank in Downtown Cincinnati

Multiple people have been shot in what dispatch called an “active shooter” situation in Downtown Cincinnati at the Fountain Square Fifth Third.

An "active shooter" situation was reported in downtown Cincinnati.

The gunman, who has not been identified, was subsequently shot dead after three to four police officers in a shootout.

A Cincinnati police officer told reporters earlier that they do not expect any more shooting victims.

Authorities had responded to an “active shooter” situation

Source: Live video and tweets from the shooting at Fifth Third Bank in Downtown Cincinnati

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/09/06/active-shooter-reported-at-bank-building-in-downtown-cincinnati-police-say.html

‘Gilligan’s Island’ star Dawn Wells seeking $180K from fans for financial debt: report | Fox News

Gilligan’s Island star Dawn Wells, who was known for her iconic role as Mary Ann Summers on the popular series, is reportedly seeking financial help from her fans.

TMZ reported the former “Gilligan’s” star is seeking almost $200,000 from fans through a GoFundMe page created by a close friend. The actress is allegedly “desperate” for the funds following an “unexpected accident that required hospitalization for two months,” according to the GoFundMe page biography.

My dearest friend and YOUR favorite castaway, Dawn Wells  ( Mary Ann from ‘Gillian’s Island’ )
needs YOU ! 

 After 2008, like many of us, Dawn suffered through the banking crash and lost everything including her life savings in addition, to a life -threatening surgery which came close to killing her.
  Dawn was a victim of an unexpected accident that required hospitalization for two months and a  very long time to rest and heal
   Dawn needs $194,000 to alleviate penalties by the IRS( which are compounded daily) and to pay her hospital costs
   Dawn is living one of the greatest fears we Americans have, an uncertain future. Should any of you out there wish to contribute a small some to  help a  woman who gave so many people Joy over the years, it would be so appreciated. God Bless

Source: ‘Gilligan’s Island’ star Dawn Wells seeking $180K from fans for financial debt: report | Fox News

11-year-old tased: Video shows Cincinnati cop who used stun gun on girl commenting about “black community” – CBS News

CINCINNATI — A Cincinnati police officer who used a stun gun on an 11-year-old black girl accused of shoplifting told her that actions like hers hurts the “community,” according to body camera footage of the arrest. “You know, sweetheart, this is why there’s no grocery stores in the black community,” said Officer Kevin Brown on a comment caught by his body camera, CBS affiliate WKRC-TV reported.

The comment resulted in an internal investigation that found that Brown – who is also black – violated department policies. It marks the second time Brown has been accused of making inappropriate comments while on duty, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer, which said he was previously written up for using a homophobic slur in reference to a domestic violence victim.

Body camera footage of the Aug. 6 arrest of the 11-year-old shows her crying after Brown deploys his stun gun.

Source: 11-year-old tased: Video shows Cincinnati cop who used stun gun on girl commenting about “black community” – CBS News

Dan’s Barkeyville Motors opens in Harrisville.

WELCOME TO TOWN

Dan’s Barkeyville Motors recently opened at 5351 Pittsburgh Road, Harrisville.

It is owned by Daniel and Diana Hoffman, and the business is a full PennDOT agent that offers notary services, car repairs, state inspection, and undercoating, and sells tires and used vehicles.

The shop is housed in a building where a gas station operated in 1928.

Info: Call 814-671-7826 or 814-786-9911.

Source: Dan’s Barkeyville Motors opens in Harrisville.

Police: No Foul Play After Man Found Dead Inside Apartment – ButlerRadio.com – Butler, PA

Police do not suspect foul play after a body was found Tuesday inside an apartment near Slippery Rock University’s campus in Butler County. Slippery Rock Borough Police Chief Terry Fedokovitz says officers were called to the Campus Edge Apartments about 6 p.m. Tuesday after tenants complained of a strong smell. “Maintenance workers were called to […]

Source: Police: No Foul Play After Man Found Dead Inside Apartment – ButlerRadio.com – Butler, PA

Japan earthquake: Sapporo ROCKED by 6.7 earthquake – landslide traps people in homes

A POWERFUL earthquake has rocked the city of Sapporo in northern Japan killing at least four people, just hours after large parts of the south of the country were battered by the biggest typhoon to hit in 25 years.

Source: Japan earthquake: Sapporo ROCKED by 6.7 earthquake – landslide traps people in homes

2 Charged In Westmoreland Co. Fire That Sent Firefighter To Hospital « CBS Pittsburgh

Two people are facing arson and other charges in connection to a Westmoreland County fire that sent a firefighter to the hospital.

 

east huntingdon township fire 2 Charged In Westmoreland Co. Fire That Sent Firefighter To Hospital

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The blaze quickly ripped through the building. A firefighter battling the blaze was treated for heat exhaustion and later released.

This weekend, state police charged 18-year-old Austin Gemas and 20-year-old Jonathon M. Sager, both of Scottdale, with a combined 15 felonies, including arson, conspiracy and burglary.

jonathon sager 2 Charged In Westmoreland Co. Fire That Sent Firefighter To Hospital

Jonathon Sager (Photo Credit: Facebook)

Both suspects are free on $100,000 unsecured bond with preliminary hearings set for Sept. 12.

Source: 2 Charged In Westmoreland Co. Fire That Sent Firefighter To Hospital « CBS Pittsburgh

Hole in Russian Space Module Was Drilled, Cosmonauts Find | Fortune

In what looks like a manufacturing error but may turn out to be sabotage, a hole in a Russian Soyuz module was apparently man-made.

Chris B – NSF@NASASpaceflight

ISS Leak summary:

First thought was MMOD strike.

Then NASA released pics. Lots of people: “Hmmm, doesn’t look like MMOD”. NASA deleted the photos.

Top Russian news site RIA NOVOSTI reported – via sources but apparently confirmed by Mr. Rogozin – it was a drill hole.

Last week, astronauts found a two-millimeter hole in the fabric of a Russian Soyuz MS-09 module docked at the International Space Station (ISS). The hole was allowing oxygen to escape, and pressure dropped slightly before the hole was repaired with tape and sealant. At the time, the astronauts thought a “micrometeorite” strike might have been to blame.

Now, however, a more sinister explanation has emerged. According to the head of Roscosmos, Russia’s space agency, the hole had been drilled.

It is not clear whether the drilling was deliberate or accidental, or whether it took place on Earth or in orbit. But, Dmitry Rogozin reportedly said, whoever did it had a “wavering hand” and there had been several attempts at drilling.

As a result, Rogozin said, sabotage cannot be ruled out.

Source: Hole in Russian Space Module Was Drilled, Cosmonauts Find | Fortune