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Duo allegedly ran prostitution ring at senior living facility, paid women in drugs
Two Massachusetts men were arrested last Tuesday for their alleged participation in a citywide prostitution scheme at a senior living facility. At least five of these appointments were at the apartment of Joseph Van Wert, 65, in his senior living facility, police said. Lambach allegedly kept 50 to 90 percent of the cash, and paid the women in bags of heroin or crack cocaine. By mid-November, police said they had amassed enough probable cause to arrest Lambach and Van Wert, The Eagle reported.
Burnett scores 18 to lead OIe Miss to 79-62 win
Deandre Burnett had 18 points and a career-high tying eight assists to lead Mississippi to a 79-62 rout of Rice in the Heavyweight bracket's consolation game at the MGM Grand Main Event. Terence Davis added 15 points in just 17 minutes after getting into foul trouble and Devontae Shuler scored 13 for the Rebels. You're out here in Las Vegas, it's easy to get your energy zapped, just for all that's going on, Kennedy said.
Colombia rebels trade combat for cameras with new TV network
The story of Nueva Colombia Noticias is in many ways a microcosm of both the successes and challenges of reintegrating former guerrillas into Colombian society. Many Colombians are also wary of the network's continued ties and unabashed support for the former guerrillas' new political party. The network also relies on journalists stationed at some of the 26 zones where former guerrillas are transitioning to civilian life. The leaders of Nueva Colombia Noticias consider their own endeavor to be one such productive project.
Retailers look to woo shoppers from rivals as Amazon grows
As the holiday shopping season officially kicks off Thursday, shoppers may find some surprises at their favorite stores. That can mean opening earlier than rivals on the holidays or even jumping into new product categories. The fight for market share comes as analysts at Bain say Amazon is expected to take half of the holiday season's sales growth. Amazon is the top destination for people to begin holiday shopping, according to a September study by market research firm NPD Group.
Police clear suspicious package at Seattle airport
Police say there is no threat from a suspicious item in Seattle's airport. The Sea-Tac Airport says the bomb squad investigated and cleared the item on the ticketing level. The airport tweeted that a temporarily closed security checkpoint has reopened.
Davis, Cousins, power Pelicans' 107-90 rout of Spurs
New Orleans' response to being down double digits early to normally steady San Antonio offered evidence to back up Cousins' forecast. Anthony Davis had 29 points and 11 rebounds, Cousins added 24 points and 15 rebounds, and the Pelicans turned an early 15-point hole into a 30-point lead before cruising to a 107-90 victory over the Spurs on Wednesday night. The Spurs shot only 39.8 percent for the game and finished 6 of 24 from 3-point range.
Barnes' 30-footer at the horn lifts Mavs over Grizzlies
Harrison Barnes banked in a 30-footer at the buzzer to give the Dallas Mavericks a 95-94 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night. Barnes led the Mavericks with 22 points, nine of them coming in the fourth quarter to help Dallas thwart a late Memphis comeback. Tyreke Evans led Memphis with 18 points, and Marc Gasol and Deyonta Davis finished with 14 points each.
Best Thanksgiving sitcom episodes to watch this year
No episode of Thanksgiving television captures this more than Cheers as the outcast gang from the bar finds itself celebrating at Carla's house. The family tries to humor Marie as she cooks a healthy Thanksgiving meal, complete with a tofu turkey. Full House Season 1, Episode 9, The Miracle of Thanksgiving Sometimes the best Thanksgivings are the ones that go wrong. In his first Thanksgiving with the girls after his wife's death, Danny is determined to make the day special.
Coyotes lose Raanta to injury, suffer 3-1 defeat to Sharks
Logan Couture scored another goal for San Jose but was happier to see the Sharks' top line get untracked. Joel Ward added an empty-net goal with 47.8 to play for the Sharks, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Brendan Perlini scored with 7:37 to go, ruining Sharks goalie Martin Jones' bid for his second shutout of the season. The Coyotes saw their season-high three-game winning streak snapped and lost for the eighth time in nine home games (1-7-1).
No. 2 Arizona stunned by NC State in Atlantis tourney
Freshman Braxton Beverly scored a season-high 20 points and sparked the decisive late run that helped NC State stun No 2 Arizona 90-84 in Wednesday's first round at the Battle 4 Atlantis. A few months later, the Wolfpack (5-0) pushed back every time the Final Four favorite Wildcats (3-1) made a run. His team kept coming up with answers every time Arizona made a run and, remarkably, never trailed by more than two points all game.
Angola's new leader shakes up old order after dos Santos
Angola's new leader is making surprising moves to shake himself free of the legacy of one of Africa's longest-serving presidents. When the ailing dos Santos stepped down, Lourenco, the former defense minister, was generally expected to conduct business as usual. Lourenco, 63, quickly appointed a crop of new ministers to differentiate himself from dos Santos and replaced key security personnel. Dos Santos remains party leader with seemingly significant sway in how Angola is run.
Rocket launch will prove Earth is flat, California man says
A California man intends to launch himself 1,800 feet high on Saturday in a home-built rocket to prove that astronauts faked the shape of the Earth. He claims to have built the steam-powered rocket out of scrap metal parts in his garage. During an interview with a flat-Earth group in June, Hughes said his project will shut the doors on this ball Earth. He built his first rocket in 2014 and flew a quarter-mile in Arizona, though the flight left him injured.
Rep. Joe Barton warned woman not to release his nude photos over career concerns, report says
Barton told the Texas Tribune, 'I am sorry I did not use better judgment during those days. Citing a secretly recorded 2015 phone conversation Barton allegedly had with the woman, The Post reported that he warned her against using the explicit materials in a way that would negatively affect my career. The woman said she and Barton had contact over five years after she posted a message on Barton's Facebook page in 2011.
Investigators find no conspiracy in murder of Baltimore detective: police
Investigators in Baltimore have found no conspiracy behind the shooting death of a homicide detective killed the day before he had been set to testify against fellow officers accused of graft, the city's police commissioner said on Wednesday. There is no evidence whatsoever that Suiter's scheduled testimony in the federal case led to his homicide, Davis said.
North Carolina man tried to choke girlfriend, then decapitated her dog, police say
A Fayetteville, NC, man has been arrested after allegedly attempting to choke his girlfriend and using a hatchet to decapitate her dog. His girlfriend, Jordan Stevens, told authorities that Campbell had choked her and that she required treatment for neck pain at a nearby hospital, the station reported. Stevens claimed Campbell accusing her of talking to other men, and pushed her face down into his bed, sat on her and choked her, WTVD reported.
Wisconsin deer hunter meets friendly 8-point buck during hunt
A deer hunter in Wisconsin took a cell phone video of an unusual encounter with a young buck on Saturday during the state's opening day for deer season. Hartley said he spotted an 8-point buck that emerged from a thicket about 20 yards away from where he'd been sitting. Hartley said the deer was too young for him to shoot so he clicked his rifle's safety in hopes the deer would flee. The deer had no reaction, and made its way over to the hunter.

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