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  • Gas Company Linked To Explosions In Massachusetts, West Virginia, Ohio

    In the three Massachusetts communities rocked by a series of devastating gas fires and explosions, residents are running out of patience, with their fingers pointed at Columbia Gas. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced they were investigating the company. “We will be looking at their record keeping, their procedural compliance, their procedures, their training, the oversight of their contractors,” NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt said. Government records reveal at least three other serious explosions in Massachusetts, West Virginia and Ohio that […]

  • Oklahoma Police: Train Hits Football Player And Hours Later A Truck

    OKLAHOMA CITY (CBSNews) —  The man maimed by a train early Sunday (Sept. 9) morning was University of Central Oklahoma football player Derek Loccident, UCO confirmed Sunday night. Police said a man lost his foot after he got stuck while walking on the tracks near Fourth Street and E.K. Gaylord Boulevard around 2:30 a.m. The train ran over the man’s foot, and he was taken to an area hospital. UCO released the following statement Sunday evening: The University of Central Oklahoma athletics department […]

  • Trump Tweets Disapproval Of NFL Before Openers

    NEW YORK (CBSNews) —  President Trump tweeted his disapproval of the NFL on Sunday (Sept. 9) morning before the first full slate of games. The president has criticized players for their demonstrations protesting social injustice during the national anthem, as well as the league for not requiring players be on the sideline while “The Star-Spangled Banner” is played. He made reference to lower ratings on NBC in Thursday (Sept. 6) night’s season opener, in which Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Atlanta […]

  • Three Arrested In Connection With Double Murder Of North Carolina Mayor, Wife

    LEGGETT, N.C. (CBSNews) — Authorities say three suspects are now facing charges in connection with the deaths of the mayor of a small North Carolina town and his wife. Leggett, North Carolina mayor Gary Skelton and his wife, Jackie, were found shot to death on Thursday, CBS Raleigh affiliate WNCN reports. The Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Saturday (Sept. 8)  afternoon that detectives have arrested Dakeithia Nesha Andrews of Rocky Mount on a charge of conspiracy robbery with a […]

  • Serena Williams Has Been Fined $17,000 For Three Code Violations During The U.S. Open Final

    NEW YORK (AP/CBS) —  Saturday’s (Sept. 8) US Open women’s final went to Naomi Osaka, who became the first Japanese woman to win a Grand Slam event.  However, the result was overshadowed by a controversial dispute between Serena Williams and chair umpire Carlos Ramos during the second set at Arthur Ashe Stadium. On Sunday (Sept. 9), Williams was fined $17,000 for her role in the incident.During that second set, Williams was given a warning from Ramos after the umpire determined […]

  • Amber Guyger Identified As Dallas Officer Who Fatally Shot Man In His Apartment

    DALLAS (CBSNews) — Dallas police on Saturday (Sept. 8) identified the off-duty officer who shot a neighbor in his own home as Amber Guyger, who has been with the department for four years. Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall said Saturday that a warrant for the officer has been put on hold by the Texas Rangers as they investigate. Late Thursday (Sept. 6) evening, an off-duty Dallas officer who was still in uniform shot and killed 26-year-old Botham Jean in his apartment, saying she apparently mistook […]

  • CA: Obama Speaks At Rally For Democratic Congressional Candidates

    ANAHEIM, Calif.  (CBSNews) —  Former President Barack Obama spoke at a rally in Anaheim, California, on Saturday (Sept. 8) afternoon to support seven Democratic congressional candidates running for office in districts that Hillary Clinton won in 2016. The rally, Obama’s first appearance on behalf of specific candidates, came a day after the former president spoke at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champlain. In that speech, Obama criticized President Trump and the Republican members of Congress in the most explicit terms since leaving office eighteen […]

  • U.S.: Maria Butina Should Not Be Released On Bail, May Be “Mistaken” Over Texts That Led To Sex Claim

    WASHINGTON (CBSNews) —  Federal prosecutors said Friday (Sept. 7) in a court filing that alleged Russian agent Maria Butina should not be released from jail on bond — and also that the government was “mistaken” in its understanding of text messages that led to its claim that she offered sex for “a position with a special interest organization.” A bond hearing is scheduled for Monday. The Justice Department alleges that Butina acted as an unregistered Russian agent for several years, working with […]

  • ‘I Dream Of Jeannie’ Star Bill Daily Dead At 91

    LOS ANGELES (CBSNews) —  Variety reports that actor Bill Daily, perhaps best known as Major Roger Healey on the classic 60s era sitcom “I Dream Of Jeannie,” has died. His son confirmed to Variety that Daily died on September 4 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Daily was also well known for the 70s hit CBS sitcom, “The Bob Newhart Show,” (1972-78) where he played ever-present neighbor Howard Borden. His “Hi, Bob” became so popular, it touched off a drinking game […]

  • Thomas & Friends’ Makeover Includes Two New Female Main Characters

    NEW YORK (CBSNews) —  More than 70 years ago, a British man took a wooden broomstick and crafted a toy for his young child, bringing Thomas the Tank Engine to life. His creation inspired books — and more. The blue engine burst onto television screens in the 1980s, and with help from narrator Ringo Starr, his adventures became an instant hit. Thomas and his friends changed through the decades. But in more than 500 episodes, some things stayed the same. […]

  • Arkansas Man Sentenced For Missouri Double Homicide

    CASSVILLE, Mo. (CBS) —   Forty-year-old Christopher Paschall of Springdale, Arkansas, is sentenced for killing his estranged girlfriend and her grandfather in Barry County, Missouri. On January 5th, 2015, deputies say Paschall shot and killed the mother of his children, 29-year-old Casey Brace, and her grandfather, 76-year-old Herb Townsend. Paschall then kidnapped his 2-year-old daughter. It happened at Townsend’s home north of Washburn on Road 1055. Authorities say after suffering several gunshot wounds, including one to his forehead, Townsend was able to name the shooter […]

  • Jason Hairston, Former NFL Player And Friend Of Donald Trump Jr., Dead In Apparent Suicide

    DIXON, Calif.  (CBSNews) —  Another suicide connected to possible football-related brain injuries has left a UC Davis Athletic Hall of Fame member and former San Francisco 49er dead. CBS Sacramento reports that Jason Hairston was found dead just days after returning from a hunting trip in Canada with Donald Trump Jr. Hairston was the founder of a hugely successful hunting apparel company KUIU which is based in Dixon, California. The company valued at $50 million posted a solemn farewell picture of their founder […]