East Texas Headlines
* Part of Highway 69 north of Alto in Cherokee County is closed due to flooding.
* Farm to Market Road 241 and Highway 69 in Cherokee County is closed due to trees and power lines across the road.
* Numerous trees down across the southern part of Cherokee County.
* Trees down along County Road 4248 in Reklaw.
* Tree falls through roof of house along Treasure Cove in Bullard.
We’ll continue to update this list as new information comes in.
TYLER — The death of an infant is under investigation by Tyler Police. Authorities say police, fire, and EMS personnel responded to 6312 Springbrook Dr. in Tyler Saturday at 10:49 a.m. in reference to an infant who was not responsive. The mother told police that she was sleeping in her bed with her 8-month-old son and upon waking at approximately 10:30 a.m. found him cold and unresponsive. EMS responded but the child was found to be deceased. The infant was transported to the Southwest Institute of Forensic Science in Dallas for an autopsy.
LONGVIEW — Officials got busy Monday selecting jurors in the capital murder trial of Brendan Xavier Douglas, 25. He has been charged with aggravated robbery and capital murder in the May 15, 2012, shooting death of DeAundray Lamanze Rossum, 23. The shooting occurred in a parking lot at the Signal Hill Apartments on Longview’s south side. Also charged in the case are Torry and Deion Reed.
EAST TEXAS — According to officials at Rusk Independent School District and Alto Independent School District, Monday’s classes were canceled due to weather-related problems. District leaders informed KETK of the closing around 8:15 a.m.
KILGORE — One person is dead after a vehicle and motorcycle collided in Kilgore. KETK reports that on Saturday at approximately 4:35 p.m., Kilgore police officers responded to a crash at the intersection of State Highway 135 North and Peavine Road. According to authorities, the initial investigation revealed a car driven by Angel Tovias Fajardo, 26, of Kilgore, was traveling eastbound on Peavine and tried to cross the northbound lane of Highway 135 traffic, failing to yield to traffic. The vehicle was then struck by a motorcycle, driven by Joshua Shane Clinton, 37, of Overton. Clinton was traveling northbound in the 4000 block of SH 135N in the outside lane of traffic. Clinton died as a result of injuries from the crash. Read more …
SMITH COUNTY — Fire officials are investigating an early morning house fire. According to the Smith County Sheriff’s Office and KETK, a home in the 1500 block of Cooks Crossing caught fire Monday morning. They believe it was caused by a lightning strike. Details are limited.
WHITE OAK — Ten homes were damaged Monday morning when two oil tanks exploded in White Oak. According to KETK, fire officials said the tank caught fire at around 3 a.m. Three homes at the Lake Harris Mobile Home Park suffered extensive heat damage and others were hit by metal debris. Authorities believe a lightning strike may have sparked the blaze. Firefighters monitored the flames as they burned themselves out off South Lake Harris Road. Martineau Operating Co. has shut down production at the site until further notice. A woman was taken to a local hospital after stepping on glass, but no other injuries were reported. Residents in the area were evacuated during the incident but have since returned to their homes. White Oak, East Mountain, and Clarksville City Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the scene.
ANGELINA COUNTY — Investigators searched a Huntington property after complaints of cock fighting and gambling Saturday. The Angelina County Sheriff’s Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission and Dallas County District Attorney Office executed the search warrant at 224 Clark Road. Twenty people were arrested and felony charges are expected to be filed. According to KETK, cock fighting paraphernalia, gambling paraphernalia and live animals were seized. Read more …
EAST TEXAS — Early voting is underway as of Monday and runs through May 5 in the May 9 municipal elections in East Texas. A number of candidates and issues are on ballots throughout the region. Among other things, Longview will soon have a new mayor, and there will be a change on the Tyler City Council. Check with your local governmental entities for more information. In Smith County, you can check http://smith-county.com/Government/Departments/Elections/ElectionInfo.aspx for a more complete rundown.
QUITMAN — A Mineola man was taken into custody Sunday morning for allegedly firing rounds inside a person’s vehicle. Authorities say around 5:30 a.m., the Wood County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a possible burglary on FM 49. While responding to the scene, dispatchers learned a man was inside the caller’s vehicle shooting a gun. When authorities arrived at the home, they found Brandon Corey Chrietzberg, 40, in the back yard. Deputies also found two guns near the suspect and bullet holes in the interior of the vehicle involved. Chrietzberg was arrested and booked into the Wood County Jail. He is charged with deadly conduct, mischief, and burglary of a vehicle. The suspect’s bond was set at $73,000.
TYLER — Smith County is implementing a program to help curb dangerous speeding in school zones, reduce collisions, and enhance the safety of children and pedestrians in the community. According to a news release, the county is partnering with American Traffic Solutions (ATS) to launch a school zone safety camera program. “Smith County is focused on public safety and limited enforcement to ensure the safety of the community’s school children,” County Judge Joel Baker said. “I believe it is a more efficient way to enforce laws that are already in place.” Read more …
SULPHUR SPRINGS — A swimming accident has claimed the life of a Sulphur Springs High School Senior. Isaac Perez died while swimming on Saturday. The announcement was made on the band’s Facebook page, where school employee Cindy Welch released the following statement: “There are some students who quietly gain your respect and affection. They don’t draw much attention to themselves, just steadily pursue goals with quiet determination. Isaac Perez, an SSHS Band Senior, was such a young man. He gave it all on the football field and right in the middle of the game gave it all on the marching field. We lost Isaac today in a swimming accident. Our SSHS band family will miss him very much.”
TYLER Here’s a look at work planned in the district during the Week of April 27, 2015. Schedules are subject to change due to weather, equipment or other unforeseen issues. Slow down and pay attention in these and all work zones.
SMITH COUNTY – Tyler Maintenance crews plan to conduct base repair work on Farm Road 2015 between Farm Road 14 and Farm Road 16 as well as on Farm Road 1805 between Farm Road 1252 and the Van Zandt County line. Expect lane closures with traffic controlled by flaggers. Read more …
WAXAHACHIE (AP) – A severe storm system that swept across parts of Texas brought numerous reports of tornadoes, damage to buildings, large hail and several inches of rain. The National Weather Service office in Fort Worth said Sunday night it received reports of twisters in rural Johnson and Hill counties. The weather service has not confirmed those reports. Broadcast images showed flattened buildings and roofs torn from structures. There were no accounts of injuries. Hail described as ping-pong size and larger showered the area. NWS forecaster Lamont Bain says severe weather reached Comanche, Erath, Somervell, Bosque, Hill and Johnson counties. He says Glen Rose received more than 4 inches of rain. Part of the Waxahachie police headquarters, south of Dallas, flooded as water several inches deep rushed into the building.
HOUSTON (AP) – Houston police say members of a volunteer search group have found part of a human torso along west Interstate 10. An official with Texas EquuSearch said Monday that relatives of a missing 22-year-old homeless man believe he’s the victim. Police and a coroner didn’t immediately identify the remains located Sunday. Texas EquuSearch founder Tim Miller says the family last saw the missing man on March 17, to celebrate his birthday. Police spokesman John Cannon says the man reported missing April 10 has mental health issues. Relatives recently asked volunteers to search near a homeless camp. Miller says volunteers and the father Saturday discovered bloody items allegedly belonging to the son and contacted police. Police knew that volunteers, who found the torso in a brushy area, resumed searching after officers left.
VICTORIA (AP) – Two South Texas officers have been put on paid administrative leave over the fatal shooting of an Army veteran who police say refused to drop a machete. Victoria police Chief Jeff Craig says Texas Rangers will help investigate Saturday night’s fatal shooting during a disturbance call. Craig didn’t immediately identify the officers involved in the death of 25-year-old Brandon Lawrence. Yasmine Lawrence says her husband suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, had a dispute with a neighbor and was confused by the officers. Craig says the officers identified themselves and more than 30 times told Lawrence to drop the machete, but he refused and advanced toward them. Craig says the officers were forced to open fire. The chief had no immediate information about whether police knew of Lawrence’s military history.
HOUSTON (AP) – A Houston businessman has been sentenced to five years in prison and his nurse wife faces home confinement in a $9 million health care billing scam. William Owuama was sentenced Monday. The 56-year-old owner of Wilmar Healthcare Systems in February pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud and violation of kickback laws. His 47-year-old wife, Marla Owuama, received a year of home confinement probation. She pleaded guilty to misprision of a felony for helping conceal the scheme. The couple must also repay nearly $4 million. Investigators say Medicare beneficiaries, in the kickback scheme, were paid to visit a clinic where Marla Owuama worked. Prosecutors say the couple billed the government for Medicare and Medicaid patient testing that wasn’t done. Fraudulent claims were paid from 2006 through October 2009.
AUSTIN (AP) – The Texas House has preliminarily approved a bill requiring police and law enforcement officials to get a search warrant before conducting body cavity searches. Houston Democratic Rep. Harold Dutton Jr. said that although officers rarely search a person’s vagina or anal cavity, his bill would prohibit doing so without warrants. Lawmakers’ unanimous voice vote Monday came two years after the state settled a federal civil rights lawsuit for $185,000 with two women whose genitals were probed by a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper. The trooper was fired and criminally charged for the incident, which occurred in Irving. Still, DPS spokesman Tom Vinger said “intrusive body searches without a warrant” have always been against department policy. Dutton’s measure needs a final, largely ceremonial House vote before heading to the Senate.
ALLEN (AP) – A North Texas woman who survived an avalanche triggered by a 7.8 -magnitude earthquake in Nepal is trying to get home. Danielle Banks, an Allen High School graduate, texted her mother Friday saying that she experienced an earthquake while on the way up Mount Everest. Sharon Banks didn’t hear from her daughter again until two days later. The 22-year-old sent another text message Sunday letting her mother know she’s safe. Sharon Banks says her daughter began her 11-hour journey to the bottom of the mountain Sunday evening, but does not yet have a way of making it back to the U.S. The mother says she may need to pay for a helicopter to get her daughter out of Nepal. Danielle Banks graduated from Texas A&M University in December.
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(NEW YORK) -- Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez isn't worried that his job is in jeopardy after the team signed Tim Tebow to a one-year deal.
"He's obviously a great guy, he works hard. And we needed another guy to throw while [Sam Bradford] is still recovering," Sanchez told CSNPhilly.com. "So that's kind of the reason there [for the...
(CHICAGO) -- Kansas City Royals' outfielder Lorenzo Cain, who was among those suspended by Major League Baseball following the brawl between his team and the Chicago White Sox, says the bad blood between the two teams has been resolved.
Six players overall, including Cain, were suspended by Major League Baseball for a total of 26 games as...
(NEW YORK) -- After hurting his thumb during at-bat, Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer thinks the National League should add the designated hitter like the American League.
Scherzer, who will miss his next scheduled start because of the thumb injury, also hurt his wrist in the process.
His injury comes at a time when St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher...
(OTTAWA) -- Canadiens goalie Carey Price was clearly tired of playing against the Ottawa Senators and eager to send Montreal to the second round. He stopped 43 shots on way to Montreal's 2-0 shutout over Ottawa.
Brendan Gallagher's goal in the first period was all the Canadiens needed and Max Pacioretty sealed the game with an empty netter...
(MEMPHIS) -- The Memphis Grizzlies are on the cusp of eliminating the Portland Trailblazers from the first round of the playoffs, but they will have go without point guard Mike Conley in game four.
Conley's face was on the receiving end of Portland's C.J. Miller's elbow in the third quarter of Saturday's 115-109 victory.
"Mike Conley has...
(NEW YORK) -- NBA Playoffs First Round: Cleveland Cavaliers 101 - Boston Celtics 93 (Cavaliers series win series 4-0)
MLB: Chicago White Sox 3 (7-9) - Kansas City Royals 2 (12-5) - Game 1
Detroit Tigers 8 (13-6) - Cleveland Indians 6 (6-11)
Chicago Cubs 5 (10-7) - Cincinnati Reds 2 (8-10)
Miami Marlins 6 (8-11) - Washington...
(RICHMOND, Va.) -- Kurt Busch snapped a long 35-race losing streak on Sunday at Richmond International Speedway after he held off Stewart-Haas racing teammate Kevin Harvick.
Busch led 291 of the 400 laps and credited his team for his successful day.
"We're winners in April. It feels good," Busch said. "Plenty of time to do...
(BOSTON) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers took care of business and swept the Boston Celtics out of the first round of the playoffs on Sunday 101-93.
Kevin Love left in the first quarter after suffering a dislocated shoulder and did not return and is questionable moving forward in the playoffs.
"That's just not a basketball play," Love said...
(NEW ORLEANS) -- Pelicans officials plan to be aggressive as possible in presenting Anthony Davis with a maximum five-year deal that could exceed $140 million, according to league sources.
The exact figures will depend on how much the NBA salary cap actually rises in 2016, but sources told ESPN.com that the Pelicans indeed intend to present Davis with...
(LOS ANGELES) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers put Yasiel Puig on the 15-day disabled list due to a tight left hamstring before Sunday's game at Petco Park, marking the first time the outfielder has been on the DL inhis career.
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Dr Bob Peter's Forecast
Dr. Bob’s Weather Report and Forecast
WEATHER REPORT AND SUMMARY:
VT [VALID TIME] THROUGH 04/28/2015@0500C
ISSUED: 04/27/2015 1546C
TYLER-LONGVIEW METROPOLITAN AREA FORECAST:
TONIGHT: cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely, low middle 50s, north winds 5-10 mph, (60 percent probability for measurable precipitation,) severe risk–marginal;
TUESDAY: cloudy with a 40 percent chance for showers during the morning, high lower 60s, north winds 10-15 mph;
TUESDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low upper 40s, north winds 5-10 mph;
WEDNESDAY: mostly sunny, high near 70, northwest winds about 10 mph;
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: mostly clear, low near 50, light easterly winds;
THURSDAY: mostly sunny, high middle 70s, southeast winds about 10 mph.
THURSDAY NIGHT: mostly clear, low lower 50s;
FRIDAY: mostly sunny, high upper 70s;
FRIDAY NIGHT: mostly clear, low middle 50s;
SATURDAY: partly cloudy, high near 80;
SATURDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low upper 50s;
SUNDAY: partly cloudy, high upper 70s;
SUNDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low lower 60s;
MONDAY: partly cloudy, high lower 80s.
MID-RANGE OUTLOOK FOR MAY 5-11, 2015:
Near normal temperatures and near normal precipitation.
TYLER CLIMATE DATA FOR April 27, 2015
(The report is for the twemty hours ending at 2000 Greenwich
Mean Time, 3:00 p.m. Central Daylight-saving Time. The maximum
and minimum temperatures represent the observations during the preceding fourteen hours, and precipitation during the preceding twenty hours. The temperature and cumulative precipitation observations are made at NWS/419207, Tyler, Texas City Office, 95.3W/32.3N, 158M.
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 7.40
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 24.45
LONGVIEW CLIMATE DATA FOR April 27, 2015
(The report is for the twenty hours ending at 2000 Greenwich
Mean Time, 3:00 p.m. Central Daylight-saving Time. The maximum
and minimum temperatures represent observations during the preceding fourteen hours, while the precipitation represents observations during the preceding twenty hours. The observations are made at WMO/722470, Longview, Texas–East Texas Regional Airport, [94.7W/32.4N, 107M]
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 5.81
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 22.86
PUBLIC FORECAST EXPLANATION
ISSUED: 04/27/2015 1447C
The big questions with tonight’s forecast are: will we have thunderstorms, and if we do,
will they be severe?
In answer to the first, I think we will, and they’ll be in here around nightfall. I base this
on the presence of a frontal zone south of IH-20 and another from Wichita Falls to Lampasas;
those will serve as focusing mechanisms. There is still the upper air low east of Lubbock to
provide lift, and very ample moisture.
Insofar as severe: the activity of early this morning stabilized the atmosphere. Also,
despite the afternoon sunshine, we’re still in the cool sector over most of the region. So, I doubt
a widespread severe event. What severe weather develops should be from Lufkin southward.
Light showers could continue into tomorrow morning before the cool air mass associated
with the West Texas upper air low arrives. That clears us out as that low goes east of the region
We’re then looking at two or three days with below normal temperatures, with readings
going back to normal by late-week.
The extended forecast data suggests still that our next storm system will not arrive here
until the middle of next week. Thus, we’re looking at five or six days of dry weather.
The two heaviest rainfall reports from the region this morning were 3.46 inches from
Mart, and 2.44 from a station southeast of Lufkin. Amounts south of IH-20 were around
three/fourths of an inch or greater, while amounts north of IH-20 were less down to only a few
hundredths in the far north.
At mid-afternoon, skies are sunny, temperatures in the 70s, and winds light easterly over
the region. RKP
CODED CITIES FORECAST–TYR
ISSUED: 04/27/2015 1517C
DAY WX TEMP POP
Tuesday RAIN 54/64 60%/40%
Wednesday SUNNY 48/71 10%/00%
Thursday SUNNY 52/74 00%/00%
(BALTIMORE) -- Multiple police officers were injured in Baltimore Monday in violent protests after the funeral of Freddie Gray, who died of a spinal injury while in police custody earlier this month.
Police said a group of protesters were throwing bricks in the direction of officers near the Mondawmin Mall. A police presence in the area had been...
(JEFFERSON PARISH, La.) -- Dramatic video captured train cars that derailed and fell off an elevated train track due to strong winds in Louisiana.
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(AURORA, Colo.) -- Aurora, Colorado theater shooter James Holmes was present in court Monday for the opening of his trial, and looked dramatically different from his earlier court appearances.
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Diaz, who hails from New York, described the situation at the airport as a “complete madhouse” -- with many Americans stuck trying to leave the disaster ravaged country.
(NEW YORK) -- Nick Cienski considers himself fortunate.
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An IDF patrol identified the targets around 9:30 p.m. local time who were “attempting to place an explosive device against IDF forces on Israel's border with Syria.”
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(VATICAN CITY) -- After Saturday's 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal, Pope Francis offered his prayers for the victims from his balcony overlooking St. Peter’s Square.
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He urged others...
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Vancouver officials want to regulate...
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Along with an initial $1 million to help with quake relief,...Read more...
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Amazon stock soared 15 percent...
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This was Obama's second to last dinner...
(WASHINGTON) -- President Barack Obama brought out a surprise guest during his monologue at the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday night.
Obama had Keegan-Michael Key, of Comedy Central's Key and Peele, come on the stage in character as the president's anger translator Luther. As the president rattled off issues like global warming and campaign finance, Luther...
(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Government is offering help to Nepal after Saturday's massive 7.8 earthquake.
The U.S. is sending disaster response teams to Nepal to help in the search for survivors.
A team from USAID will determine how much long term help the United States can provide, including a specialized search and rescue team from Virginia to help...
(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. government is preparing to order the first round of sanctions against foreign entities or individuals involved in hacking, according to a senior Department of Justice official, in what will be the first test of the government's newest tool in cyber deterrence.
The presidential authorization for cyber-specific economic sanctions, announced at the start of the month,...
(WASHINGTON) -- What are Donald Trump, model Chrissy Tiegen and Bradley Cooper all doing in Washington, D.C. this weekend?
These celebrities are on hand to attend what’s affectionately dubbed by Beltway insiders as “Nerd Prom” -- or otherwise known as the White House Correspondents Dinner.
Each year, the commander-in-chief takes a night off from serious governing to poke...
(WASHINGTON) -- The “Girl You Wished You Never Started a Conversation With at a Party” is about to host Washington’s biggest party.
That’s right, Saturday Night Live cast member Cecily Strong, whose irritating party persona quickly become an SNL fan favorite, will headline this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, a lavish event where the press, politicos...
(NEW YORK) -- Broccoli has long been considered a “super food” but it’s sulforaphane -- a concentrated form of the phytochemicals found in broccoli sprouts -- that’s shaping up to be the true disease fighter.
A new British study found the compound might be an effective treatment for osteoarthritis, a debilitating condition characterized by inflamed, painful joints. Mice given...
(NEW YORK) -- Plenty of travelers plan to shed a few pounds before their summer trips, but that necessary evil -- the airport -- is filled with potential pitfalls for derailing your diet just as you embark on your beach vacation.
So what's a hungry summer flier to do?
Most importantly, eat your typical, healthy meal before you leave...
(NEW YORK) -- Stana Katic is off the market!
The Castle star married her longtime beau, Kris Brkljac, her rep confirmed to ABC News.
Katic, 37, wed the business efficiency consultant over the weekend at a private family monastery on the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia. The actress's parents are originally from there.
This is the first marriage for...
(NEW YORK) -- Ellen Pompeo gave Grey's Anatomy fans a hint at what her character, Dr. Meredith Grey, will deal with after the untimely death of her onscreen husband, Dr. Derek Shepherd, portrayed by Patrick Dempsey.
"I have always said what keeps me going is the fans. Knowing we move you and inspire you," she tweeted Monday. "There are so many people...Read more...
(NEW YORK) — Even before Bruce Jenner became an Olympic champion, his first wife Chrystie Scott said, he told her early on during their marriage that he was struggling with being transgender and wanted to “be a woman.”
“It was such a shock to me, but he opened up his heart and confessed,” Scott said in an exclusive...
(LOS ANGELES) — Brad Pitt is often regarded as one of Hollywood's most handsome leading men.
So, when he appeared at an event over the weekend with a bruise on his face, many wondered what could have happened.
"This is what happens when you try to run up steps in the dark, with your arms full, wearing flip...
(LOS ANGELES) -- After Dancing with the Stars pro Derek Hough injured both feet last week, ABC released a statement, saying it was "unclear" if he'd be able to perform on Monday night's episode with his partner, Nastia Liukin. Now, we have more clarity: Hough says he can't.
"Although I can sort of wobble around...I don't know, I...
(NEW YORK) -- The 1980s were a painful time for some of Bruce Jenner's older children, who told ABC News' Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview that their father, an Olympic icon and international celebrity, seemed to vanish during those years.
Three decades later, they finally understand why.
“We have a very complex relationship,” Jenner’s daughter, Cassandra Marino,...
(NEW YORK) -- In a previously unseen exchange between ABC News’ Diane Sawyer and Bruce Jenner during an interview about his revelation that he considers himself a woman, the former Olympian likened his coming out to winning the 1976 Olympic decathlon.
“Actually, I thought of the title for a book is The Eleventh Event: Overcoming Life's Obstacles....
(LOS ANGELES) — Dancing with the Stars will showcase the past, the present and the future of dancing on Monday night's show.
The seven remaining couples will perform dances from different time periods, ranging from the 1920s to the present and beyond, as part of "Eras Night."
Riker Lynch will turn back the clock to the '20s for a...
(LOS ANGELES) — The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards ended with a tie on Sunday night.
The top prize, outstanding drama series, was split between NBC's Days of Our Lives and CBS' The Young and the Restless.
Earlier in the night, Jeopardy! was named outstanding game show, while Craig Ferguson accepted the award for outstanding game show...
(NEW YORK) — In an interview with the website Close-Up Film, Daredevil star Charlie Cox admits while he hadn't read any comics before he was cast as blind lawyer/superhero vigilante Matt Murdock, he's now a voracious fan of the hero's "incredible back-catalogue."
Cox explained it was important that the just-released Netflix show -- which has just...
(NEW YORK) — The latest sneak peek of Jared Leto as the Joker in the upcoming movie Suicide Squad had social media buzzing on Friday.
Director David Ayer tweeted a photo of Leto's Joker in celebration of the 75th birthday of the Batman villain.
Leto sports the Joker's trademark green hair, but he also has grills on his...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- At the box office this weekend, Furious 7 dominated yet again.
For a fourth straight week, Furious 7 took the top spot, taking in $18.3 million.
The last time a film was on top for that long was the Hunger Games three years ago. It’s expected that Furious 7’s reign will finally come to an...
(WASHINGTON) -- Arguably the best part of the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner isn't the president becoming Comedian-in-Chief for the night -- but the odd couple pairings of Hollywood stars hanging with political power players and media heavy hitters.
This year's "Nerd Prom" was no exception, producing a bevy of interesting moments.
Tea Leoni and Madeleine Albright -...
(NEW YORK) -- Bruce Jenner sat down for a far-ranging two-hour interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer that aired Friday on ABC’s 20/20.
Here are the 12 biggest moments from that interview:
1. Bruce Jenner: 'I’m a Woman’
“For all intents and purposes, I’m a woman,” Jenner said. “People look at me differently. They see you as this...
(NEW YORK) -- Bruce Jenner spoke for the first time about how he is ready to put a lifetime struggle with gender identity behind him -- embrace being transgender and live the rest of his life as a woman.
“I’m actually really excited about the future ... about what I could do to be able to do some...
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Today in History
1908 - 4th modern Olympic games opens in London
1920 - Pogrom leader Petljoera declares Ukraine Independence
1922 - Fritz Lang's "Dr Mabuse, der Spieler" premieres in Berlin
1924 - Antwerp soccer tie Belgium-Netherlands 1-1
1977 - 28 people are killed in the Guatemala City air disaster.
1978 - Cooling tower collaspes at a...