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4 Officers Shot, 1 Man In Custody In South Carolina Following Domestic Violence Incident

(York, SC) – Three sheriff’s deputies and a police officer wounded after an ambush in rural South Carolina. A suspect also wounded by police is in custody. A spokesman for the York County, South Carolina Sheriff’s Office says deputies answered a domestic violence call last night and the suspect had already fled.

As searchers looked for 47-year-old Christian Thomas McCall, he allegedly opened fire wounding a canine officer. Multiple agencies then began looking for McCall in thick woods. Two hours after the first incident, the suspect opened fire again wounding three more officers before he was eventually captured.

A medical helicopter flew two wounded deputies to a hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina. Two other officers were driven to hospitals. The conditions of the officers is not known. Authorities say McCall was also wounded and needed medical attention. York County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Trent Faris says, “There’s a lot of officers that are concerned about our deputies. The main concern is for our guys who are in the hospital right now.”

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How Cute Is This Kid! A Tearful Brooklynn Prince Accepts Best Young Performer At The Critics’ Show Awards

(Santa Monica, CA) – If you don’t know her, get to know pint size actress Brooklynn Prince, one of the star’s of The Florida Project.  The 7-year old stole hearts during her acceptance speech Thursday at the Critics’ Choice Awards in Santa Monica, California.

Prince won the best young actress award and began to cry as her dad escorted her to the stage. Wise beyond her years, the youngster didn’t forget to encourage others to help other “Moonees” out there. The Florida Project highlights the plight of children and their families who are living below the poverty line.

This year’s big Critic’s Choice Awards winner is “The Shape of Water,” taking home the Best Picture award.

Guillermo del Toro won Best Director, and the project also landed Best Production Design and Best Score. “Big Little Lies” also landed four wins, walking away with Best Limited Series, Best Actress in a Movie or Miniseries and Best Supporting Actor and Actress in a Movie or Miniseries. Other big honors were Gary Oldman for Best Actor, “Get Out” for Best Original Screenplay, “Coco” for Best Animated Feature and “The Big Sick” for Best Comedy.

Man Beats Stepson To Death And Then Forces Siblings To Sleep In Bed With His Corpse

(Tampa, FL) – Be careful who you lay down with and allow around your children. Sad story out of Tampa, Fl involving a 31-year old man who is being charged with murdering his stepson over a cookie.

The crime allegedly took place in the Masters Inn in Seffner Florida where Jack Junior Montgomery was watching the young boy and his three brothers while their mother Donya Shenita Russell was working a double shift at work.

2377711_240It’s being reported that 7-year old Brice Russell got out of bed to get cookie and Montgomery not only repeatedly punched and kicked the little boy but forced his siblings to engage in the attack as well. He also threw the boy around.

His brothers say “[Montgomery] picked him up and flung him across the hotel room into what’s kind of a cabinet, where he hit head first. The State Attorney also say an employee at the hotel called police after they heard loud shouting in a room where a man was yelling “beat the kid” and “push the kid over there.”

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office responded to the call around 1 a.m on Saturday to conduct a welfare search. Montgomery, who identified himself to officers as “Jack,” said he was playing loud music and opened the door to show authorities the sleeping children. Prosecutors said Montgomery put Brice to sleep with the other children in the same bed, but officials think the child was dead by that time.jack montgomery_1514765610086.jpg_4754667_ver1.0_640_360

“Mr. Montgomery took the child put him to bed and had the siblings sleep with him while Brice was dead the entire night,” Smith said.
The next morning, Montgomery called 911 to report that his stepson was not breathing. Brice was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Medical Examiner’s office said the boy’s death was due to a result of homicidal violence. The investigation found that Montgomery had punched the child in the face, stomach, and mouth.

Jack-Junior-Montgomery1Montgomery has a history of domestic violence and battery and could be looking at the death penalty for the boy’s murder. He was arrested on Sunday and charged with aggravated child abuse and felony first-degree murder. Montgomery is currently being held at the county jail on $870,000 bond.

Blake Griffin Looking To Legitimize His Children With Brynn Cameron

(Los Angeles, CA) – It looks like Brynn Cameron and Blake Griffin have officially called it quits. Once believed to be engaged, rumors have been circulating that the two parted way back in September. Griffin reportedly has been seeing Kendall Jenner since July.

But the NBA baller’s recent steps to establish paternity of this little boy and little girl is the most significant sign that the relationship is all the way done. Cameron was living with Blake but allegedly moved out when his relationship with Jenner was publicized.

DHUxe-DVYAAdoxeAccording to our sources, Griffin recently filed paperwork to legally establish paternity of Finley and Ford, the kids he has with ex-fiancée Brynn Cameron. Filing for paternity is the first step in getting a court ordered custody and child support agreement, and Griffin filed the documents shortly after he began dating Kendall Jenner.

We’re told Cameron actually fired off her own documents filed by powerhouse attorney Samantha Spector in response to Griffin, again seeking joint custody, but also asking the judge to establish child support based on Griffin’s annual salary.blake_griffin_net_worthChild support is established based upon income, and Griffin recently signed a $173 million deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, so there’s a good chance she’ll get a giant monthly payment.  There’s also a good chance Griffin will argue the amount.

Brynn earned a few headlines after having kids with Blake because she also has a baby with former NFL player Matt Reinhart. To be fair, the two dated while student athletes at USC where they had their son.

There’s speculation that Brynn believes Blake walked out on his family for a Hollywood relationship and she wants to ensure that her family will be taken care of.

LeBron James Partnering With YouTube On New Docu-Series

(SL) – LeBron James is partnering with YouTube on a new docu-series. The eight-episode series, titled “Best Shot,” will be about a group of high school students learning about life through basketball.

“We’re passionate about this story because it’s about real high school students encountering real-life challenges,” SpringHill CEO Maverick Carter said in a statement. “All they need is that little push in the right direction, and with a relatable mentor like Jay Williams guiding them, they’ve got a very real opportunity to change their lives forever.”
The show will feature former NBA player Jay Williams with LeBron James serving as an executive producer and is set to air on YouTube Red sometime next year.

Trump Who? LaVar Ball Says #45 Had No Hand In Helping LiAngelo In China Shoplifting Crime And Of Course Donald Isn’t Happy

(SL) -We’re about to find out if the world is prepared for a Donald Trump-LaVar Ball feud. In an interview with ESPN’s Arash Markazi, Ball downplayed Trump’s role in intervening in the matter after three UCLA freshmen, including son LiAngelo, were detained for shoplifting in China.
“Who?” Ball said of Trump. “What was he over there for? Don’t tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out.”
During a two-day trip to Beijing last week, President Trump asked his Chinese counterpart, President Xi Jinping, to intervene to resolve the case.
**UPDATE** – Trump responds to LaVar Ball says he should’ve left his son in jail.

 

Liangelo Ball On ‘Hotel Arrest’ After Shoplifting In China, Could Face 3-10 Years In Prison

(SL) – Well mark this under stupid.  The kid has a brother that plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. He himself is just a couple of years removed from making millions in the NBA, but you’re shoplifting in China???

Ball is a UCLA freshman from Chino Hills, California. The other two players reportedly accused are freshmen Cody Riley, of Kansas City, Kansas, and Jalen Hill, of Corona, California.

1107-liangelo-ball-jalen-hill-cody-riley-getty-9“We are aware of a situation involving UCLA student-athletes in Hangzhou, China,” UCLA said in a statement. “The University is cooperating fully with local authorities on this matter.”

AOL reports, if standard practices are applied, the three, under suspicion of shoplifting could face between three and 10 years in prison if convicted. The sentencing guidelines could shift depending on the amount that the Chinese could prove was allegedly stolen.

Authorities believe the players shoplifted from a Louis Vuitton store near the UCLA team hotel outside of Shanghai. The Bruins are in China to play Georgia Tech on Saturday in the season opener. The players were arrested Tuesday after local law enforcement came to the team hotel and questioned both UCLA and Georgia Tech players before taking the three away.

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Syria To Join Climate Accord, Leaving U.S. As Only Opposition Nation

(SL) – Syria is set to join the Paris Climate Accord, leaving the United States as the only nation to stand in opposition to the landmark deal. When the accord was signed in 2015, Syria and Nicaragua were the only nations to hold out.

Nicaragua signed on in October, and this week Syrian officials announced at a climate conference in Germany their intention to send ratification papers to the U.N.

The United States signed on in 2015, but in June, President Trump announced he would withdraw from the deal, effective in 2020, with intentions of negotiating a new deal that is more favorable to American businesses.

The Paris Climate Accord is designed to bring the world’s nations together to address threats from climate change.

AP: Georgia Attorney General Quits Defense In Server Wiping Case

(By Frank Bajak) – The Georgia attorney general’s office will no longer represent the state’s top elections official in an elections integrity lawsuit filed three days before a crucial computer server was quietly wiped clean.

The lawsuit aims to force Georgia to retire its antiquated and heavily questioned touchscreen election technology, which does not provide an auditable paper trail.

The server in question was a statewide staging location for key election-related data. It made headlines in June after a security expert disclosed a gaping security hole that wasn’t fixed for six months after he first reported it to election authorities. Personal data was exposed for Georgia’s 6.7 million voters, as were passwords used by county officials to access files.

The assistant state attorney general handling the case, Cristina Correia, notified the court and participating attorneys Wednesday that her office was withdrawing from the case, according to an email obtained by The Associated Press. Spokeswoman Katelyn McCreary offered no explanation and said she couldn’t comment “on pending matters.”

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Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp ( Photo: AP) 

Secretary of State Brian Kemp, the main defendant, is running for governor in 2018 and his campaign said in a statement emailed to the AP that the attorney general’s office has a conflict of interest and cannot represent either Kemp’s office or the state elections board. Campaign spokesman Ryan Mahoney said in a text message that the conflict stems from “too many co defendants with potential differences in strategy, approach, etc.”

The secretary of state’s office had said in an earlier statement that the law firm of former Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes would represent Kemp and other state election officials. It made no mention of a conflict of interest.

The campaign statement quoted Mahoney as saying: “There is no scandal or vast conspiracy. This is a tasteless nothingburger cooked up by liberal activists who know their lawsuit is nothing short of stupid.”

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Top Headlines: Trump Still Trying To Deflect After Indictments, Hurricanes And Wildfires Costing Big Bucks, Snipers Search For Campus Killer In Utah,Wendy Williams Passes Out On-Air And More..

(SL) – President Trump is looking to turn the spotlight on Democrats following the indictments of three of his former aides. Trump dismissed the indictments via Twitter today saying “The Fake News is working overtime.”

Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and his aide Rick Gates, are under house arrest this morning after being charged with several counts including conspiracy. Trump wrote that there was no collusion and that everything in the indictments happened before his 2016 campaign for the White House.

Trump also cast doubt on another former adviser who is being indicted, George Papadopoulous, writing “Few people knew the young, low level volunteer named George, who has already proven to be a liar.” He ended the tweet saying “Check the DEMS!”

harvey-katrina-2(Washington, DC) — FEMA chief Brock Long says recovery efforts from the recent string of natural disasters is costing big bucks. In a Senate hearing today, Long says recent hurricanes and wildfires have cost about 200-million dollars a day.

He called the disasters unprecedented adding that the most disturbing disaster has been the California fires. California Democrat Kamala Harris noted that the fires caused more than 40 deaths and the loss of nearly 89-hundred structures.

University of Utah Shooting

(Salt Lake City, UT) –– Police in Salt Lake City are beefing up their resources as they search for the killer of a University of Utah student. Police say they’re deploying snipers and armored personnel carriers to the foothills east of the city.

Chief Mike Brown says they were led to the area after finding a campsite they believed was used by the suspect, identified as 24-year-old Austin Boutain. Boutain is also wanted for a homicide in Golden, Colorado. Police are not sure why Boutain came to Utah.

The victim ChenWei Guo was shot and killed last night while sitting in his car near the gate of Red Butte Canyon.

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