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Nine Killed, Including Two Children, In South Dakota Plane Crash

A plane crash near Chamberlain, South Dakota over the weekend left nine people dead, two of whom were children, according to officials. Brule County State’s Attorney Theresa Maule Rossow said in a statement that the plane departed from Chamberlain for Idaho when it crashed in rural Brule County. Of the 12 passengers onboard, nine were killed, including two minor children and the pilot. The three survivors were transported to Sioux Falls for treatment. The victims ranged in ages from 7 to 81, with three survivors were men, ages 17, 27 and 28. A spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board said they are investigating the crash of the Pilatus PC-12, but stormy weather is preventing officials from inspecting the scene. ...Read more

New Details Emerge Regarding The Departure Of Gabrielle Union And Julianne Hough From ‘America’s Got Talent’

Last week it was revealed that Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough were being dropped from the judging panel of the talent show Amercia’s Got Talent after just one season. Now new details have emerged, saying the women had been subjected to a “toxic culture” on the show, including offensive jokes, extensive criticism of their appearance and being ignored. Variety reports the two female judges received “excessive notes on their physical appearance.”  Union, 47, was told more than half a dozen times that her hair styles were “too black” for the audience of America’s Got Talent. Hough, 31, is said to have been subjected to consistent criticism on hair, make-up and wardrobe, which apparently led to tensions on the show. Union is also reported to have made several complaints about offensive jokes she witnessed during filming for the talent show, that were ignored by senior executives. ...Read more