Tinsel Town Blackout: Hollywood Dark After Man Climbs Power Pole

Power is out to thousands of Hollywood residents and businesses after a man climbed a power pole in the area Wednesday evening.

The unidentified man, who climbed and stood atop the pole, was eventually electrocuted, falling 80 feet to the street below. He was later transported to a local hospital. His condition was last listed as critical.

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Los Angeles police responded to the area near Western Avenue and the 101 Freeway at about 7 p.m. When they arrived, a man was standing atop a power pole. Continue reading

Carly Fiorina Ends Quest As Republican Presidential Nomination

Today Carly Fiorina is ending her run for the Republican presidential nomination.

Fiorina, a former Hewlett-Packard executive, made the announcement Facebook Wednesday after finishing seventh in New Hampshire’s primary.

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“While I suspend my candidacy today, I will continue to travel this country and fight for those Americans who refuse to settle for the way things are and a status quo that no longer works for them,” Fiorina said in a post. Continue reading

Shooting At Attorney’s Office In Hamilton Alabama Causes Lockdown

The Marion County Alabama Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of a shooting at the office of attorney Scott Hunt in Hamilton.

All nearby schools have been placed on lockdown as authorities investigate.

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Details are limited at this time. ABC 33/40 is working to gather more information and will have updates here and on the News Midday as soon as possible. Continue reading

Chris Christie Calls It Quits, To End Presidential Race Later Today

The Washington Times is reporting that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will end his bid for the presidential race, saying he will issue a formal statement Wednesday afternoon.

The announcement comes on the heels of Christie’s disappointing sixth-place finish in New Hampshire’s GOP primary on Tuesday.

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In the wake of the results, Christie told supporters he was canceling plans to go to South Carolina, the site of the next GOP primary. Continue reading

FUMBLE: Anti-Beyonce Protest Outside NFL Headquarters Gaining Major Steam

Beyoncé’s provocative Super Bowl 50 halftime performance will be forever remembered, for all the wrong reasons. Many have taken offence to the singer’s performance, calling it blatantly race-baiting.

Now an unnamed group has organized a protest to take place outside the NFL headquarters on Feb. 16, according to the following invite:

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Are you offended as an American that Beyoncé pulled her race-baiting stunt at the Superbowl?

Do you agree that it was a slap in the face to law enforcement?

Do you agree that the Black Panthers was/is a hate group which should not be glorified? Continue reading

Clippers Steve Ballmer Doc Rivers Issue Joint Statement On Griffin 4 Game Suspension

The following is a joint statement from L.A. Clippers owner Steve Ballmer and President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach Doc Rivers.

The statement comes on the heels of a bloody assault on an equipment manager – the perp being their star player, Blake Griffin.

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The L.A. Clippers announced today that forward Blake Griffin has been suspended without pay for four games for striking a team employee on Jan. 23 and his wages will be withheld for one additional game Continue reading

#BlackLivesMatter MarShawn McCarrel Shoots Himself Dead On Ohio Statehouse Steps

Black Lives Matter activist MarShawn McCarrel committed suicide, shooting himself on the steps shot of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.

MarShawn, 23, and his mother had recently attended the NAACP awards for his work organizing protests in Ohio after Michael Brown’s shooting in 2014.

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“My demons won today. I’m sorry,” were the last words the activist wrote on Facebook just hours before he was found dead of a single gunshot wound to the head. Continue reading

Woman Saves McDonald’s Happy Meal For 6 Years, Posts Photo

Have you ever stumbled upon a food item that has far exceeded its freshness date? Not a pretty sight, that is unless, it’s a 6-year-old McDonald’s Happy Meal.

Alaska resident, Jennifer Lovdahl, posted a photo showing what happens to McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets and french fries after six years. The answer is, “not much.”

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Jennifer Lovdahl posted a photo on Facebook, claiming that she purchased this Happy Meal six years ago: Continue reading