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  • Elton John Biopic "Rocketman" Getting US Distribution Deal

    Elton John Biopic "Rocketman" Getting US Distribution Deal

    Rocketman, the biographical musical movie about Elton John, is one step closer to coming to an American theater near you.  Deadline.com reports that a company called FilmDistrict is about to pay 10 million bucks for the U.S. rights to the movie, which will show John growing from child prodigy to global superstar. In addition, Deadline appears to confirm previous reports that British actor Tom Hardy is “circling” the role of the adult Elton, but he’s not officially attached to the project.  Hardy’s best known recently for playing the villain Bane in the most recent Batman flick, The Dark Knight Rises. … Read more

  • Zimmerman Judge Orders Jury to Be Sequestered During Trial

    Zimmerman Judge Orders Jury to Be Sequestered During Trial

    (SANFORD, Fla.) — The Florida judge presiding over George Zimmerman’s murder trial reversed herself Thursday and announced that the jurors will be sequestered for the trial. “The parties have, both sides have, stipulated that this trial will last between two and four weeks,” Judge Debra Nelson said. “Based upon that approximate stipulation, I will be sequestering the jury.” Earlier the judge had ruled that the six-member jury and four alternates would be anonymous, but declined to have them sequestered. In February 2012, Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchman in Sanford, Fla., shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin after a confrontation in the… Read more

  • A Sanford woman is jailed without bail on a murder charge

    SANFORD–A 41 year old Sanford woman was arrested Wednesday evening and charged with murder in the stabbing death of her husband, 45 year old Samuel Murchison. Police were summoned to 712 Lawrence Street shortly after 6 PM in reference to a disturbance and found Murchison lying in the backyard suffering from an apparent stab wound to his upper chest. He died at the scene. Mrs. Murchison said she stabbed her husband during an argument. She is being held without bail. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • Louisiana Chemical Plant Explosion: One Dead, Dozens Reported Injured

    Louisiana Chemical Plant Explosion: One Dead, Dozens Reported Injured

    (BATON ROUGE, La.) — Louisiana State Police say one person died after an explosion and fire at a chemical plant southeast of Baton Rouge on Thursday. Dr. Cliff Roberts, Chief Medical Officer at Baton Rouge Medical Center, says his facility is treating some of the injured.  “We’ve received 8 patients at this time,” Roberts said. “One is in critical condition; two are in serious condition, 2 are in fair condition and three are in good condition.” Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center has received 11 patients. Nine are listed in fair condition and two are listed in critical… Read more

  • Hundreds of Homes Destroyed as Colorado Wildfires Grow

    Hundreds of Homes Destroyed as Colorado Wildfires Grow

    (COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) — Gusty winds and hot, dry conditions are hampering efforts to battle multiple wildfires in Colorado. The worst is the Black Forrest fire, northeast of Colorado Springs, which officials say has destroyed hundreds of homes. “We have right now 360 homes that are complete losses.  In addition to that, we have 79 addresses that we could not verify,” El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa said Thursday. The sheriff said the number of acres burned has nearly doubled from Wednesday. “Right now we’re estimating the acreage that has burned around 15,000 acres.  Yesterday, when we gave an update,… Read more

  • John Fogerty Expands Fall US Tour

    John Fogerty Expands Fall US Tour

    John Fogerty has added a series of East Coast dates to his recently announced fall North American tour.  The trek, which kicks off October 10 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, now is mapped through a three-night engagement, November 12-14, at New York City’s Beacon Theatre. The ex-Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman initially had announced the November 12 concert, but now has tacked on two more Beacon performances to his itinerary.  Among the other newly added shows will be stops in Orlando, Florida; Baltimore; Washington, DC; Atlantic City, New Jersey; and Albany, New York. Fogerty will be touring… Read more

  • US Fears Edward Snowden May Defect to China: Sources

    US Fears Edward Snowden May Defect to China: Sources

    (NEW YORK) — U.S. intelligence officials on the trail of rogue contractor Edward Snowden are now treating the National Security Agency leak case as a possible foreign espionage matter, raising fears that the 29-year-old computer whiz may be attempting to defect to China with a trove of America’s most sensitive secrets, according to two U.S. officials. “I think there is a real concern about that,” a senior official familiar with the case told ABC News on Thursday.  Another law enforcement official said it was a “very legitimate” worry. In an interview Wednesday with Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post, Snowden… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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