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Garry Marshall, A Master Of Comedy On TV And In Film, Dies At 81

Garry MarshallThe Odd Couple, Laverne & Shirley, Happy Days, The Flamingo Kid, Pretty Woman: If you had to live on a deserted island, you could do far worse than to take the work of Hollywood legend Garry Marshall along to keep you company.

The list of Marshall's popular work stretches even further, from his early time as a writer for The Tonight Show with Jack Paar, to multiple episodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Lucy Show, and to Mork & Mindy, the Robin Williams show that bridged the gap between the 1970s and '80s.


Baltimore police Lt. Brian Rice acquitted of all charges in Freddie Gray death

Lt. Brian Price acquiutted of all chargesBaltimore Police Lt. Brian Rice, one of six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, was found not guilty of involuntary manslaughter, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment on Monday.

Rice was the highest-ranking officer to respond to the incident that led to Gray's death. Rice, 42, was the fourth officer to go on trial in the case.

Earlier in the trial, Judge Barry Williams dropped a second-degree assault charge and prosecutors dropped a second count of misconduct against Rice.


Kasich: I Can't Ban Open Carry at RNC

KasichOhio Gov. John Kasich's office tells The Daily Beast he cannot ban open carry of firearms at the Republican convention in Cleveland.

"Law enforcement is a noble, essential calling and we all grieve that we've again seen attacks on officers," spokeswoman Emmalee Kalmbach said in a statement. "Ohio governors do not have the power to arbitrarily suspend federal and state constitutional rights or state laws as suggested."

TVNL Comment: Open carry is an American insanity.  It puts law enforcement in a terrible dilemma, and places everyone in great jeopardy.  It has to end.


3 Baton Rouge Police Officers Feared Dead in Shooting; Scene ‘Active,’ Official Says

Baton Rouge police shootingThree police officers are feared dead after a shooting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the mayor-president of East Baton Rouge Parish Kip Holden told CNN. “There is still an active scene.

This is a developing story.  Check back for updates.


Male inmate kills female corrections officer at Texas prison

Robertson Unit, TexasA male inmate killed a female corrections officer at a prison in west central Texas early Saturday, authorities said.

Mari Johnson, 55, was found unresponsive about 3 a.m. near the kitchen area of the Robertson Unit, a prison in Abilene, Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark said. Life-saving measures were initiated and Johnson then was taken to Hendricks Medical Center in Abilene where she was pronounced dead, he said.


'Bridgegate' figure admits graft in United Airlines case

Samson pleads guilty A close confidant of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie pleaded guilty on Thursday to his role in a bribery scheme involving United Airlines, in a case that emerged from the federal investigation into the "Bridgegate" scandal.

David Samson, 76, the former chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, faces up to two years in prison under a plea agreement for using his position to pressure United into operating a flight between Newark, New Jersey, and Columbia, South Carolina, near where he owned a vacation home.


Senate confirms first black female librarian of Congress

Dr. Carla HaydenThe Senate on Wednesday approved Carla Hayden to be the next librarian of Congress, making her the first black woman to hold the job.

Hayden was approved 74-18 in a vote that unexpectedly came to the floor Wednesday afternoon. A hold had reportedly been placed on her nomination that prevented it from moving by unanimous consent.


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