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Weather Service Confirms Tornado Touchdown in NJ - The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado did in fact touch down in New Jersey yesterday. The tunnel took down trees and destroyed cars and homes in its path. The tornado touched down just after 9PM in Berkley Heights and lifted at around 9:25 PM. At its largest, the funnel measured 50 yards wide and had winds of up to 85 miles an hour. The tornado traveled for about 5 miles before lifting off. Luckily, no injuries have been reported.
Cirque Du Soleil Performer Dies After Fall In Las Vegas - A veteran Cirque Du Soleil performer has died from injuries she sustained from a 50 foot fall during a performance in Vegas. This marks the shows first death during a performance and what’s worse- the crowd was looking thinking it was part of the show. The 31 year old performer was from Paris and had been an acrobat for most of he life. It is believed that she slipped from her safety wire which caused her to fall to her death. The woman was the mother of 2 and had been performing with the show since 2006. Cirque Du Soleil has issued an official letter of regret and has cancelled shows of the performance until further notice.
Trayvon's Step Mom Is Doing Too Much - Trayvon Martin’s step mother sat down with Anderson Cooper and may have said a little too much. She told Cooper that even though she is sure Zimmerman is guilty, she doesn’t think that he killed Trayvon because he was black. She said, “I really don’t think it was Zimmerman don’t like black people, or he picked him out because he was black. Did he profile him with the hoodie and stuff like that as this thug walking, in Zimmerman’s mind? Yes, but to say that he targeted him because he was black? No, I don’t–I don’t think so.” She went on to say that it would be “heartbreaking” if Zimmerman were not found guilty. When asked what’s the purpose of her doing press she responded because she wanted people to know she exists. This lady is doing too much. She said in the same interview that Trayvon’s dad stopped talking to her. That’s because she’s doing press and its not her business. smh
$500k Jewelry Heist At The Borgata - Atlantic City police are investigating a jewelry heist that took place at the Borgata Hotel and Casino. Three men smashed the glass casings and grabbed as much merchandise as they could. They say that they will release the surveillance pictures of the suspects soon but anyone with information is asked to call the ACPD at 609-347-5766.
Paula Deen Offered Six-Figure Pay Day By Porn Company- Paula Deen can’t seem to hold on to a single endorsement these days but one porn company is reportedly willing to take her on. Reports say that porn site PureMature.com has offered Deen a six-figure salary to endorse the site. They allegedly told her, “full figured or thin, arthritic or diabetic- you embody our perfect spokes person”. They also called her a “MILF” and said she would have to do little work for the money.
Doctor, Wife Give Alcohol to Minors - Dr. Stephen Ficchi and his wife, of Philadelphia, have been accused of providing several minors with alcohol. Back in May police stopped a minor who they thought was driving drunk and when they asked where he was going they were led to the Ficchi’s home where a graduation party was going on. When police got to the house Mrs. Ficchi was clearly drunk and 11 minors were found in the house to be under the influence of alcohol- 3 of them even under 18. The doctor and his wife were arrested back in June but posted the $5000 bail. They are being charged with 11 counts of furnishing alcohol to minors, three counts of endangering the welfare of children and one count of disorderly conduct. They go to trial in August.
It’s Hoagie Day!! - At noon at the Convention Center a 4 and a half ton hoagie will be built today! They will also be sending 5,000 hoagies over to Philabundance, which fights hunger. So if you want a free Hoagie head down to the Convention center and enjoy your free hoagies, beverages and giveaways.
Hunger Strike Over School Funding Ends - About 12 cafeteria workers and Philadelphia School District Employees have brought their 2 week hunger strike to an end after a tentative solution to the school funding crisis was developed yesterday. The hunger strike was a result of the planned termination of 1200 lunch time aides in an effort to save money. On Sunday night governor Corbett announced a plan that would give the district about $274 million of the $304 million the city was short.The hunger strikers were glad that their efforts facilitated real change.
Lauryn Hill Rants About Racism And The IRS - Lauryn Hill took to Tumblr to go on a rant about racism, slavery and the IRS the day before she was set to start her 3 month prison sentence for tax evasion. Hill blames her financial and legal issues on historical racism saying that “the concept of reverse racism is flawed, if not absolutely ridiculous” and “The institution seeks to hide its own criminal history at the expense and wholeness of the abused.”
Read her entire rant here --> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/30/lauryn-hill-rant-racism-irs_n_3525519.html
Woman Gets Life For Chopping Off Hubby’s Penis - 50 year old Catherine Kieu has received life in prison with the possibility of parole for the destruction of her husband’s penis. Back in 2011 she drugged her husband, cut his penis off with a knife and then threw it in the garbage disposal. Her defense attorney says that she suffered sexual abuse as a child, was dealing with post traumatic stress and was remorseful about her actions. Her estranged husband was hoping that should would get a stronger sentence. She was charged with aggravated mayhem and torture.
'Elmo' Voice Actor Cleared (A Bit) - Three lawsuits alleging sex abuse by Kevin Clash, the puppeteer who gave Sesame Street's Elmo his voice, were dismissed by a judge who ruled the accusers waited too long to sue. They were all after 6 years. The judge also noted that each man had been over the age of 18 for more than three years before the lawsuits were filed. One other lawsuit is still pending in Pennsylvania and that is from the first accuser who said who said Kevin took him to meth parties when he was underage. Kevin said the relationship he had with the first accuser was adult consensual relationship."