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Cosby to fight ‘sexually violent predator’ tag at sentencing

By 92.3 News | September 22, 2018 | Comments Off on Cosby to fight ‘sexually violent predator’ tag at sentencing
Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby’s sentencing hearing Monday will begin with testimony about his sex offender evaluation and, presumably, a fierce debate over whether the 81-year-old actor should be branded a sexually violent predator. The stakes are high given the lifetime counseling, community alerts and public shaming the designation would trigger. And it could become evidence in the …

Iowa State honors slain golfer before Akron football game

By 92.3 News | September 22, 2018 | Comments Off on Iowa State honors slain golfer before Akron football game
Zeb Noland

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State honored slain golf star Celia Barquin Arozamena with an elaborate ceremony ahead of the Cyclones’ game against Akron on Saturday. Iowa State’s band used a formation that spelled out Barquin’s initials, and both teams wore a decal on their helmets in her memory. A tribute to Barquin played on …

Danny DeVito receives lifetime achievement award in Spain

By 92.3 News | September 22, 2018 | Comments Off on Danny DeVito receives lifetime achievement award in Spain
Danny DeVito

SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain (AP) — Actor Danny DeVito has been honored with a lifetime achievement award at Spain’s most prestigious film festival in the northern coastal city of San Sebastian. DeVito, 73, received the award from the San Sebastian International Film Festival during Saturday’s gala. The American comic film star is promoting the animated children’s …

Alaska man tied to girl’s death pleads not guilty

By 92.3 News | September 21, 2018 | Comments Off on Alaska man tied to girl’s death pleads not guilty
Scotty Barr

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man linked to a 10-year-old girl’s death through her cellphone pleaded not guilty Friday to lying to federal authorities investigating the case. After entering his plea in U.S. District Court in Anchorage through an assistant public defender, Peter Wilson was scheduled for a Nov. 19 jury trial. Wilson, 41, …

Burt Reynolds mourned at small private memorial in Florida

By 92.3 News | September 21, 2018 | Comments Off on Burt Reynolds mourned at small private memorial in Florida

NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — About 80 of Burt Reynolds’ friends and relatives shared memories of the late actor at a private memorial service. Reynolds’ ex-wife Loni Anderson and their son Quinton Anderson Reynolds were among the speakers at the Thursday service at Quattlebaum Funeral Home in North Palm Beach, Florida, a family spokeswoman, …

Guatemalan gets 16 years in crash that killed Colts player

By 92.3 News | September 21, 2018 | Comments Off on Guatemalan gets 16 years in crash that killed Colts player

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A man from Guatemala living illegally in the U.S. was sentenced Friday to the maximum of 16 years in prison for a drunken-driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver. A Marion County judge sentenced Manuel Orrego-Savala after hearing emotional testimony from Jackson’s mother and the widow …

Singer Elton John and partner win libel judgment

By 92.3 News | September 21, 2018 | Comments Off on Singer Elton John and partner win libel judgment
Elton John, David Furnish

LONDON (AP) — Singer Elton John and partner David Furnish have accepted an apology and undisclosed libel damages over a newspaper report that their dog severely injured a child while on a play date. The pair brought the case against News Group Newspapers, which owns The Sun and Sun on Sunday, over a story in …

Sentencing options for Cosby include prison, jail, probation

By 92.3 News | September 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Sentencing options for Cosby include prison, jail, probation

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby could be sent to prison next week for drugging and molesting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004 in what became the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era. Cosby is due in court Monday for a two-day sentencing hearing that follows his conviction in the spring on …

Suge Knight pleads to manslaughter over fatal confrontation

By 92.3 News | September 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Suge Knight pleads to manslaughter over fatal confrontation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Averting a murder trial that had been nearly four years in coming, former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight pleaded no contest Thursday to voluntary manslaughter for running over and killing a Compton businessman and agreed to serve nearly 30 years in prison. The Death Row Records co-founder entered the plea in …

J Balvin leads Latin Grammy noms with 8 nods, 1 with Beyonce

By 92.3 News | September 20, 2018 | Comments Off on J Balvin leads Latin Grammy noms with 8 nods, 1 with Beyonce
Nicky Jam, J Balvin

NEW YORK (AP) — Reggaeton star J Balvin received eight Latin Grammy Award nominations on Thursday, including two for record of the year, one for album of the year and one featuring Beyonce for his hit version of “Mi gente” with Willy William. Spanish sensation Rosalia is next with five nominations. Balvin, from Colombia, got …