Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The D.A. Of The Day - Wednesday , March 16th



A Florida government office had to be shut down after 10 pounds of bat feces was found inside the attic.

Either there are vampires living inside the Department of Business and Professional Regulation or there's a hole in the roof that needs to be filled in. A toxicologist has closed the office until all of the bat poop can be safely removed. 

The department released photos of the piles of guano, just in case anyone wants to see what a huge mound of bat dookie looks like.


Captain America has gone from good to evil, and now he's wanted by Texas police for robbing a beauty supplies store.

Surveillance footage shows two men, one wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and the other a Captain America costume, stuffing merchandise into a bag before leaving the store and fleeing in an SUV. Police are asking the public for help in finding Captain America and turning him over to the Justice League -- or to the Plano Police Department. 


Philicity Rhea Lafreniere: Woman arrested on ice floe near Prince George

A Canadian woman was tossed in the cooler by cops who managed to haul her in after she'd briefly given them the slip -- by riding a huge piece of ice down a local river.

Philicity Rhea Lafrenier broke into a stranger's home and stole some items before driving her pickup truck to the banks of the Nechako River, where she hopped onto an ice floe and headed downstream. She was close enough to shore that officers, along with police dogs, pursued her on land as she steered the large chunk of ice for more than a mile.

As cops got closer, Lafrenier set a fire on the ice in an effort to burn the stolen goods, so deputies wouldn't have evidence of her crime, but she ultimately drifted onto shore, where she was captured. The arresting officer said, "It's definitely a first. It's something we've never come across and probably never will again in our careers."

The HOTLIST - Wednesday, March 16th



Jared Fogle, the disgraced former Subway pitchman, was jumped in the prison yard and beaten to a bloody pulp.
TMZ has learned of the incident that occurred back in January at Englewood prison in Colorado. A 60-year-old inmate targeted Jared – who is nicknamed “ChoMo” (because he’s a Child Molester).

The surprise attack bruised Jared across the face and bloodied his nose. The culprit was punished with solitary confinement. His family toldTMZ that he attacked Jared because he’s upset that so many child molesters are locked up in low security prisons. And a good beating is still not enough for sickening sex predators.


Chumlee's Las Vegas home was loaded with so many drugs and weapons, it's consistent with a drug dealer's setup -- and featured a party spot called the "Chum Chum" room ... according to the police.

TMZ obtained the results of the search cops conducted when they arrested the "Pawn Stars" cast member last week -- and there's a huge laundry list of narcotics.

- 1 gallon Ziploc with 116 grams (1/4 pound) of marijuana
- 2 clear jars of marijuana (8.2 grams and 2.8 grams)
- 1 bag with 4.4 grams marijuana
- 7 clear capsules with 1.7 grams of methamphetamine powder
- 17 Xanax bars

According to cops, Chumlee copped to smoking "a lot of weed" ... but insisted he's not a drug dealer. He said he typically buys in bulk, just for convenience.

Besides weed ... cops also found signs of cocaine use in the "Chum Chum" room, which has a stripper pole. Police say they found a clear plastic baggie with white residue and also a rolled up $1 bill with white residue.

As for weapons ... cops seized 12 firearms, only 4 were registered to Chumlee.

The report confirms police were searching in connection with a sexual assault case in which Chumlee is a suspect. Officers took his bedding and drew blood from him at the jailhouse.



It's happening! Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford will make a fifth Indiana Jones film.
Disney made the announcement Tuesday and have set the flick for a July 19th, 2019 release. It had been rumored that Chris Pratt would take over the role, but so far no other cast members have been named. Harrison will be 76 when the movie hits theaters. 

George Lucas, who developed the character, will reportedly not be involved. In 2012, he sold Lucasfilm -- which holds the rights to Indy -- to Disney.
The last Indiana Jones movie, The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, came out in 2008. 


The search for the new Han Solo is reportedly down to three actors.
The Hollywood Reporter says Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!), Jack Reynor (Transformers: Age of Extinction) and Taron Egerton (The Kingsmen) made the short list after tests were conducted last weekend in London.
One of the trio will take over for Harrison Ford in a Han Solo spin-off movie set to hit theaters in 2018. 
More than 2,500 actors have tossed their hat in the ring in what The Hollywood Reporter calls the "widest casting calls ever." Sources say there could be a few other names on the list, but Disney isn't talking.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Twang Town Lowdown - Tuesday, March 15th



Tim McGraw wants fans to be part of his special performance at the upcoming ACM Awards. 

He wants fans to send photos of themselves holding signs with a word or phase of what the words humble and kind means to them. The images will be used when he sings his latest single, "Humble and Kind," during the broadcast. 

Fans can submit photos via Instagram or Facebook and must contain the hastag #humbleandkindACMs. 

The ACM Awards, hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, will be broadcast live April 3rd on ABC.


Maren morris

Maren Morris is set to release her debut album, Hero, on June 3rd. 
Maren co-wrote all the songs on the 11-track record. She says, "I've come such a long way from who I was in Texas, who I am as a writer, who I am as a woman today. I think the message of this record is self acceptance and awareness, and that to me is heroic."

She's making multiple appearances at the annual South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival in Austin, Texas this week. She'll also open shows on Keith Urban's RipCORD world tour, which launches on June 3rd in Kansas City. 


Miranda Lambert has partnered with Petmate for her own line of pet products. MuttNation Fueled by Miranda Lambert will launch this week at the Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Florida. 
The collection features bedding, collars, leashes, and food and water dishes. There will also be a line of plush puppies -- each with its own adoption story. One toy resembles Delilah, Miranda's first rescue dog. 

She says, "There are millions of beautiful dogs looking for homes, and it is our hope that in addition to raising money, we will raise awareness to the joy of adopting a shelter pet.”
MuttNation was founded by Miranda and her mother, Beverly in 2009. 


Check out Jennifer Nettles jam out with Cheap Trick on the band's "I Want You To Want Me" for an upcoming episode of CMT Crossroads. You can watch the episode on March 24th!

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The DA Of The Day - Tuesday March 15th



A Florida man is in hot water after being hauled off to jail for drunkenly breaking into the house of a complete stranger -- to take a shower.

Cops were dispatched to a home in Spring Hill after a panicked teenage girl called 911 to report that she heard banging on the walls of a bathroom in her home, when she was supposed to be the only person there. When officers arrived, they found Joshua Lee Noble sitting in the tub naked, with the shower turned on full blast.

After simply yelling "babe" a few times, he told the deputies he lived there and explained his bloodshot eyes and slurred speech by saying he'd had one drink at a bar with his wife, but got separated from her on the way home. Noble couldn't explain how he'd gotten got into the home and said he didn't know how he got there.
He was charged with one count of trespassing.


A Tennessee man was arrested after he forced his way into a home and claimed he was trying to find Taylor Swift, whom he said was his wife.

Police say 26-year-old Paul Herrin opened the front door to the house and was confronted by the homeowner, who thought he was a tenant coming by to pay his rent. But Herrin forced his way inside and demanded to see his wife, Taylor Swift. According to the homeowner, Herrin said he was there to "save Taylor Swift, his wife, and that he had every right to search the residence."

Cops arrived, and after an investigation that took about one second, determined that Herrin is not married to Taylor Swift and arrested him for aggravated burglary. 


An 18-year-old high school student in North Carolina has been arrested for assault after she channeled her inner Mike Tyson and chewed off another student's ear.

Amber Romero got into a fight with a 16-year-old student on the school bus after the younger girl threw a lunch bag at her. The two slapped each other and pulled each other's hair, and then Romero chomped down on the other girl's ear and bit off her earlobe.

Romero, who has a prior assault conviction, was charged with felony assault and locked up on $15,000 bail. 

The HOTLIST - Tuesday, March 15th


Several media outlets are reporting that a skull has been found on the property belonging to June Shannon AKA Momma June from the Honey Boo Boo reality show. June bought the home as an investment and was having some repairs made to a bathroom. When workers removed the flooring they found a well and decided to drop a cell phone down into the well to explore and that's when they found what appears to be a human skull. No further information has been made available as of yet, but we'll keep you posted. Here's the video courtesy of our friends at TMZ.


Amy Poehler is a water hog, according to Beverly Hills officials.
The comedian has been fined $2,200 for using too much water in her home during California's historic drought. She reportedly used more than 170,000 gallons of water between May 14th and July 14th of last year. The average Los Angeles family uses about 13,000 gallons per month.

Music mogul David Geffen was recently hit with a $30,000 fine for using around 1.6 million gallons in two months at his estate. 


Ben Higgins proposed to Lauren Bushnell and she said yes. JoJo Fletcher was named the next Bachelorette.

  • Ben told his parents about being in love with Lauren and JoJo. With that in the back of their minds, Ben's parents weighed his two options to help him make his decision. Ben's mother and father seemed to give the nod to JoJo after meeting both of them.

  • On Ben's final date with Lauren, he told her that he feels like things are too good to be true and that it's been keeping him up at night.

  • Ben told JoJo on their final date that his mind is in two different places. He told JoJo that he's tried, but can't find a flaw in either of his relationships. 

  • Ben and JoJo fled to the bathroom where she asked him to give her a sign that he is picking her. Instead he told her that he is also in love with Lauren.

  • On the final day, Ben told JoJo that he loves Lauren more than her, but he still loves her, too.


Not so fast, TMZ. The LAPD disputes the gossip site's story saying that no DNA has been found on that rusty knife found on OJ Simpson's old property.

TMZ reported overnight that testing has been negative because the amount of time elapsed, particularly while the knife was buried, degraded any identifiable DNA. That report is in keeping with rumors that have been going around since the knife turned up earlier this month.

However, police say that they're still conducting tests and that a final report is a week or so away. Nonetheless, TMZ is sticking to its guns. 

Monday, March 14, 2016

Twang Town Lowdown - Monday, March 14th



Carrie Underwood celebrated her 33rd birthday on Thursday (3/10) by taking a ghost tour of Scotland. Carrie was in Europe to take part in the Country to Country Festival in the U.K. and Ireland, but she set some time aside to do a little "ghost hunting" -- sharing the pictures of her birthday adventure on Instagram. Carrie first posted a picture of her wearing a black t-shirt with words "I ain't afraid of no ghosts" printed on it. Another picture shows the singer wearing a headlamp and special goggles as she poses next to a smiling bedsheet ghost. Carrie then posted a picture of her standing in a field at night with the headlamp's light casting a halo around her. The caption for her photo said, "Awesome pic from our ghost adventures last night...That sky looks creepy! What an amazing birthday!"


Before Miranda Lambert wrapped up her string of shows in the U.K. and Ireland over the weekend as part of the Country to Country Festival, she also had time to take in some of the local sights. In an interview with BBC Radio 2, Miranda said she did a little shopping while she was in the U.K., which actually turned into a bit of a pub crawl. Lambert said, "We did like the shop drink, shop drink thing, and then we just drank." But Lambert knows that drinking while shopping can sometimes have its consequences. Miranda said, "Sometimes you get home and you're like, 'What are all these bags?'" She then added, "Especially if you go with Ashley Monroe, 'cause I get to share all of these experiences with my best friend." The two just have to stay out of trouble while they're there. Lambert said, "One of our fans tweeted us: 'Why does Ashley and Miranda going to the U.K. together make me chuckle?'…I'm like ''cause it should.'"

And when asked if she'd be partaking in any of the U.K.'s famous fish and chips and doughnuts while she was there, Miranda admitted she was trying to watch her figure for the upcoming ACM Awards next month. Lambert joked, "I'll be like, 'I'm sorry none of my ACM clothes fit; I had fish and chips and doughnuts the whole time I was in the U.K.'"


A video has been released that gives a sneak peek into how Gwen Stefani has helped Blake Shelton's team members prepare for the upcoming elimination battles on NBC's The Voice. The video starts with a playful exchange between Blake and his girlfriend, but then the two get down to business. The video shows Blake and Gwen listening to some of Shelton's team members perform, with the each of them giving pointers on how the artists can improve before the elimination rounds. And Shelton feels like he's made the right choice in picking Stefani as his advisor. He said, "I brought Gwen in because if there's anybody who understands what a battle round is it's somebody who's been a coach." Blake also recognizes that Gwen brings something new to his team, which he thinks can actually help his artists succeed. He said, "I've learned from seasons past that Gwen brings a different perspective to this thing than I do as a coach." The video can be seen hereThe Voice airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 7PM  on NBC.



Garth Brooks broke his Iowa ticket sales on Friday (3/11) when he sold more than 70,000 tickets in a little over an hour for his stop at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Garth's previous record was held at the Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa, when he sold more than 42,000 tickets in October of 1996. Initially announced as a single concert at the Wells Fargo Arena on April 30, Brooks recently added five more shows to his stop in Des Moines. Those newly added concerts include two shows on April 29, another show on April 30, a show on May 1 and another date on May 3. The run in Des Moines will be Garth's only stop in The Hawkeye State on his return world tour. Garth also just wrapped up a three-night stand at Raleigh, North Carolina's PNC Arena over the weekend.

The D.A. Of The Day - Monday, March 14th


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Just like Hansel and Gretal, these criminals left a trail and they were caught

Three men broke into the Build-A-Burger Restaurant and stole a cash register, the surveillance system and a large bowl of macaroni salad.

They should have covered the salad. In fact, they should have covered a lot of things. Police found cash register parts, surveillance system parts, rubber gloves, loose change and the macaroni salad, which led them straight to the burglars.

Matthew P. Sapetko, 34, of Mt. Morris; James P. Marullo, 35, of Mt. Morris, and Timothy S. Walker Jr., 23, from Idaho, were charged with third-degree burglary, third-degree criminal mischief and fourth-degree grand larceny. Walker also faces charges for criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument.

They were arraigned and committed to Livingston County Jail, according to police.

Walker's and Sapetko's bail were set at $7,500 cash and $15,000 bond, respectively. Marullo is being held on no bail, due to prior felony convictions.


A set of twins in Vietnam recently found out that they're actually half-siblings.
A DNA test has confirmed that the twins, who are now two years old, have different fathers. According to the Genetic Association of Vietnam, this extremely rare occurrence happened because two separate eggs were fertilized by two separate fathers during the mother's ovulation period.
One of the fathers asked for a DNA test because the children don't look anything alike and he was suspicious. Scientists say the term used for the kids is bi-fraternal. 


A supermarket in Pittsburgh has everything a shopper needs, from fresh produce -- to an SUV on the roof.

Shoppers inside a Giant Eagle store heard a loud bang and were told to evacuate after someone managed to drive an SUV onto the roof. It sounds like the work of a movie stuntman, but this was just the work of a really bad driver. Police say the 41-year-old was speeding when he lost control of his Kia Sorrento, slammed into a fence and brick wall, and then went airborne. It's probably lucky for him he landed on the roof.

The driver was uninjured, but the store had to be evacuated because the vehicle was leaking gasoline and it was seeping through the roof. There's no word yet if the driver will face charges. 

The HOTLIST - Monday, March 14th



Don Henley told the BBC that the Eagles have done their final tour and he doesn’t think they will perform together again.

Henley said that the final tribute the group did, together with Jackson Browne, was when they were on the GRAMMY awards earlier this year. He says he doesn’t think they will ever perform again.

Eagle member Glenn Frey passed away earlier this year, and they had already cancelled dates prior to his death to let him get over an illness that was plaguing him. 

This is the forty-year anniversary of “Hotel California,” the multi-platinum released in 1976. They had been in discussion of a tour were the band would sing the album in its entirety prior to Fry’s death.

Henley continues to promote his new album, “Cass County,” which has a country/folk direction to it. He says that he is already working on a new album that will have a totally different direction – a combination of rhythm and blues and soul.



You can tell by the ring on her finger and the way she shows it off that Ciara and boyfriend Russell Wilson are now engaged.

Wilson sent out an Instagram after she said yes, and Ciara was  happy to be showing of an oval-shaped diamond that he gave her. Apparently it was an evening to remember, as Wilson took her away on a surprise holiday after the they had been at Paris Fashion Week.

Their eventual destination – Seychelles, at the exclusive resort North Island. He asked her to marry him on a private beach called Honeymoon Beach. No word if they’ll return there for the  honeymoon!

Ciara sent out her own post on Instagram, saying, “God Is So Good! I’m So Grateful For You @DangRussWilson. You Are Truly Heaven Sent, and I’m Looking Forward To Spending Forever With You.


Last week a video surfaced that showed a man urinating on an assembly line at a Kellogg's factory in Memphis. The company has responded with "We are shocked and deeply disappointed by this video that we just learned of yesterday". The company has since launched a criminal investigation to locate the person responsible. Since the video was filmed in 2014 the affected products (which include Rice Krispies treats, granola clusters and puffed rice)would have already past their expiration date so it's likely all have been eaten or discarded by now.