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Escaped Lion Kills 22-Year-Old Intern At North Carolina Zoo

A 22-year-old intern at a North Carolina zoo was killed Sunday after a lion escaped a locked space. The Conservators Center in Burlington announced that the intern was killed during a routine cleaning of an animal enclosure at about 11:30 a.m. ET. The intern was identified by the Caswell County Sheriff’s Office as Alexandra Black, 22, a native of New Palestine, Indiana, and was a recent graduate of Indiana State University. ...Read more

Washington Wizards Point Guard John Wall To Undergo Surgery On Achilles Injury; Expected To Miss 6-8 Months

Washington Wizards point guard John Wall will undergo surgery on his left heel, the team announced over the weekend. The Wizards said in a press release Wall will miss the remainder of the 2018-19 season: “The procedure will be performed by Dr. Robert Anderson in Green Bay, Wisconsin, next week on a day to be determined. Wall is expected to return to full basketball activity in approximately six to eight months.” ...Read more

AAA: Ring in the New Year Safely by Celebrating Responsibly

New Year’s Day Ranks Among Deadliest Days
on U.S. Roadways

LEXINGTON, Ky. – As Kentucky residents prepare to ring in the New Year, AAA is reminding partygoers to celebrate responsibly and not drive or walk impaired this New Year’s holiday. With 10,875 (NHTSA) people having died in drunk driving crashes in 2017 nationwide, New Year’s Day consistently ranks among the year’s deadliest days for alcohol-related traffic fatalities.“According to the Kentucky State Patrol, 157 persons were killed and 2,781 injured in alcohol-related collisions in Kentucky in 2017,” said Lori Weaver Hawkins, public and government affairs manager, AAA Blue Grass. “With people celebrating the New Year and then getting behind the wheel after a night of drinking, January 1 is a particularly dangerous day on the roads. Even one death is far too many to be lost due to a completely preventable situation.”
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Netflix Drops Release Date And Trailer For “Black Mirror” Movie, “Bandersnatch”

On Thursday, Netflix released the trailer for the upcoming film for the acclaimed show, “Black Mirror,” which centers on a young British programmer, played by Fionn Whitehead, who helps design a video game based on a book with a terrifying backstory. The book’s author is a man named Jerome F. Davies, and as is common on “Black Mirror” episodes, things take a bizarre turn. ...Read more