(Atlanta, Ga) – Sytonnia ‘Toni’ Moore has joined Atlanta’s top rated station KISS 104.1 as the morning show co-host and News and Entertainment announcer.
She joins award winning morning man and Atlanta legend Art Terrell, comedian Corey ‘Zooman’ Miller and Neiko Flowers (Producer). The team operates under program director Terri Avery who has taken the station to #1 in the market in a short time.
Moore says it’s one of the best teams she’s been a part of and she couldn’t be happier. She’s excited for the opportunity and dived right in as you can imagine. Moore says, “It’s a dream come true. KISS 104.1 has been on my vision board for a couple of years; so to see that come to fruition is beyond thrilling. And working under the tutelage of Terry Avery and Chris Eagan is an invaluable experience.”
(AP) – Two movie theater chains are banning masks and face paint at screenings of the new movie “Joker.” The origin story of the Batman villain opens nationwide October 4th. Landmark Theatres owns 52 theaters across the country, and has released a “Joker” policy on their ticket purchase websites that states, “We want all our guests to enjoy the Joker,” but “no masks, painted faces or costumes will be permitted into our theatres.”
The nation’s largest chain, AMC, has released a statement saying guests are welcome to come dressed in a costume, but they do not permit masks, face paint or any object that conceals the face.
Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix, is getting critical acclaim, but is also raising concerns that it may inspire violence like the Colorado theater shooting in 2012.
(Washington, DC-AP) – President Trump has signed a budget bill to avoid a government shutdown. The White House says Trump signed the short-term spending bill Friday, which will extend government funding through November 21st.
The Senate approved the measure Thursday after it had passed the House earlier this month. The government was set to run out of money at the end of this month.
(Estes Park, CO-AP) – A couple of visitors to Colorado’s Estes Park have an encounter with an elk that’s a little to close for comfort. A man was taken to the hospital Thursday morning after he fell and hit his head while dodging the charging bull’s antlers.
A woman was knocked over by the beast, and poked by it’s antlers a couple of times before a parks department employee could drive his truck in between them. She had a few minor scrapes but didn’t need any medical attention.
A Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesperson tells NBC news the victims were too close to the elk, especially considering it’s mating season.
(AP) – House Democrats pursing an impeachment inquiry against President Trump are issuing a subpoena to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
As part of the probe, the Intelligence, Oversight and Foreign Affairs committees are demanding documents concerning the administration’s contacts with the Ukrainian government.
The inquiry follows a whistleblower complaint that Trump asked for a political favor from Ukraine’s new president. Lawmakers are investigating whether Trump’s actions jeopardized national security and the U.S. elections process.
(AP) – Tekashi 6ix9ine is convinced that he’ll be out of federal custody at the top of the new year. While testifying against Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods members Anthony “Harv” Ellison and Aljermiah “Nuke” Mack last Thursday, 6ix9ine confirmed that he expected to be out of lockup by the beginning of 2020.
The rapper, born Daniel Hernandez, said in testimony that if he was granted time-served, he’d be released at the beginning of next year.
6ix9ine was originally facing a minimum of 47 years and a maximum of life in prison for nine federal charges if he didn’t cooperate with federal authorities.
(AP) – Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts” is continuing to shatter records on the billboard charts. The Detroit-born artist’s single has become the longest-reigning number one song performed by a female rapper without any features in the chart’s history.
“Truth Hurts” surpasses Cardi B’s three-week reign with “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” in October 2017 and Lauryn Hill’s two-week triumph in 1998 with “Doo Wop [That Thing].”
Originally released in 2017, the hit single has been in the chart’s coveted top spot for the past four weeks. It’s currently certified double-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
(Washington, DC-AP) – Lawmakers have their hands on the big whistleblower report that prompted a formal House impeachment inquiry into President Trump. The White House delivered the report to Capitol Hill this afternoon.
The whistleblower complaint involved President Trump’s July phone conversation with the president of Ukraine. A White House transcript of the call shows Trump asked the Ukrainian leader to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, who had some business dealings in Ukraine.
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In earlier remarks, Trump said he put “no pressure” on the Ukrainian leader. Trump withheld nearly 400-million-dollars in aid to Ukraine but the aid was subsequently released.
(Washington, DC-AP) – The Senate is again trying to block President Trump taking military construction money to use to build a border wall.
Eleven Republicans voted with Democrats to override a national emergency declaration Trump made to seize the funds. That is not enough to overcome a presidential veto. Congress has up to six months to block the declaration that was declared in March.
(Washington, DC-AP) – Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are reacting to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to launch an impeachment inquiry against President Trump. Connecticut Democratic Senator Chris Murphy says the transcript of President Trump’s phone call with the Ukrainian president is “devastating.” Texas Democrat Al Green has long believed Congress has a duty to move forward with impeachment.
Washington Democrat Pramila Jayapal added a vote on articles of impeachment would pass on the House floor. Republican Senator Mitt Romney says the transcript is “deeply troubling” to the extreme.
Ranking Member on the House Judiciary Committee Doug Collins says Democrats are “trying to hit the imaginary target of getting rid or a president that they don’t like.”