MADISON IS OUT OF POWER DUE TO AN ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING
Nashville Electric Service customers in Madison were without power after a crash took out a power line. 267 people were without power early this morning near Roosevelt Avenue. Reports say that the person inside the vehicle was found with a gunshot wound. Investigators said it was self-inflicted, however it’s unclear whether the gunshot was accidental.
MEGA MILLIONS ALMOST TO $1 BILLION
The next time the jackpot plays is this Friday and is now estimated at $900 million. There has only been one time that the jackpot has been larger than it is now and that was back in 2016. The jackpot was at $1.586.4 billion! As of now, the last time someone won the Mega Millions jackpot was on July 24th, when a pool of co-workers in California took him a $543M jackpot. Now before you say the odds are against you… I’m going to keep it real, they are. The chances of winning the pot is 1 in 302,575,350.
KOBE BRYANT REMOVED FROM FILM FESTIVAL JURY DUE TO 2003 RAPE CASE
Kobe was part of an animated film festival jury in L.A., but not anymore since he got kicked off due to allegations from his 2003 rape case resurfacing. The head of Animation Is Film said, “After discussions with the various stakeholders of Animation Is Film, the decision has been made to remove Kobe Bryant from the 2018 jury” This all happened in the midst of a petition on Change.org asking that #Kobe be completely removed from the panel. The petition, which only had over 150 signatures read, “This is an urgent time to say NO to toxic and violent behavior against women…Keeping Kobe Bryant on the jury sets a precedent of lenience for sexual criminals and further undermines the visibility and respect that victims of harassment and assault deserve.” Kobe is yet to make any statement regarding the festival’s decision.
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK’ SERIES IS ENDING
“Orange Is The New Black” is coming to an end in 2019. Netflix announced the cancellation of the popular series on social media today with a post that read: “Warning: This may make you cry. The Final Season, 2019. #OITNB.” Season 7, which is slated to premiere next summer, will be our final ride with Piper, Crazy Eyes, Taystee, Dayanara and the rest of the inmates at Litchfield. “After seven seasons, it’s time to be released from prison,” series creator Jenji Kohan said, according to Deadline. “I will miss all the badass ladies of Litchfield and the incredible crew we’ve worked with. My heart is orange but fade to black.”
Judge rules licenses can’t be revoked due to unpaid traffic tickets
A federal judge ruled the state can no longer revoke driver’s licenses over unpaid tickets. It’s in response to a September 2017 class-action suit saying officials should be able to revoke someone’s license if they didn’t pay a traffic ticket. It built upon a July order in a separate case that barred the state from revoking licenses based on unpaid court costs. After the ruling, tens of thousands of Tennesseans were eligible to get their licenses back after being revoked. Judge Aleta A. Trauger made the ruling Tuesday. The Tennessee Department of Homeland Security issued this statement following the ruling: “The Department of Safety and Homeland Security has received the order. It will stop suspensions of licenses, as the Court requires, and it will promptly review the balance of the order to determine the appropriate next steps. Please be patient as we work through this process.”