Aggregated stories from KIss 96.9 contributors.

The Feed Archives

Shooting At Waffle House Leaves 4 Dead, 4 Injured in Tennessee

Four people were killed and four others were injured in a shooting at a Waffle House in Tennessee early Sunday, authorities said. The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said they were drafting an arrest warrant for Travis Reinking, 29, of Morton, Illinois, who was still at large. The shooting took place at the Waffle House located at 3571 Murfreesboro Pike in Antioch. Metro Nashville Police Department said witnesses told them that Reinking drove his pickup truck into the Waffle House parking lot around 3 a.m. local time. They said Reinking exited his truck and began firing AR-15 at two people outside the restaurant. He then went inside the restaurant and opened fire. Of the four people who were injured, two of them were shot, accoridng to police.  ...Read more

‘Austin Powers’ Actor Verne Troyer Dies At 49

Verne Troyer, who played Mini-Me in two of the Austin Powers comedy films, has died at the age of 49, according to statements posted to his social media accounts. Troyer was 49. A statement posted to his social media said “Verne was an extremely caring individual. He wanted to make everyone smile, be happy, and laugh,” “Anybody in need, he would help to any extent possible. Verne hoped he made a positive change with the platform he had and worked towards spreading that message every day.”  No cause of death was immediately released. Troyer, who was reportedly 2 feet, 8 inches tall, was in 58 movies and television shows. He played Mini-Me, the diminutive clone of Mike Myers’ Dr. Evil, in “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me” and “Austin Powers in Goldmember.” ...Read more

‘Smallville’ Allison Mack Pleads Not Guilty To Sex Trafficking After Arrest For Alleged Involvement

“Smallville” actress Allison Mack pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking and conspiracy to commit forced labor charges as part of an alleged sex cult in a federal court in New York. Mack, 35, appeared before a judge in the federal court in Brooklyn. After entering her plea the judge refused a request by her lawyers to release her without bail. A bail hearing will be held Monday. Also during the court appearance, it was revealed Mack married “Battlestar Galactica” star Nicki Clyne, who was also rumored to be part of NXIVM. Clyne and Mack were spotted in Mexico when cult leader Keith Raniere was hunted down by police and arrested at a $10,000-a-week villa they were reportedly hiding out last month.  Raniere, the co-founder of the self-help organization and alleged cult NXIVM, is accused of keeping numerous women as slaves and branding his initials into their skin. He was arraigned last week on the same charges as Mack and was denied bail while he awaits his next court appearance on April 27. ...Read more

Scorpions To Tour This Summer With Queensryche In The U.S.

The Scorpions are bringing their Crazy World tour to the U.S. After canceling four shows last year, the band has announced five dates for this summer, with Queensryche serving as the opening act. In October 2017 following a show at the Forum in Los Angeles, Scorpions were forced off the road due to their singer suffering from a case of severe laryngitis. The tour will begin at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena in Stateline, Nev., on Aug. 31 and conclude at the Amalie Arena in Tampa on Sept. 14. You can see the tour itinerary below and get full details on tickets and VIP packages at the band’s website. ...Read more

Department Of Justice Inspector General Sends McCabe Case To Prosecutors For Possible Charges

The Justice Department’s inspector general has asked Federal Prosecutors in Washington to determine whether the FBI’s former deputy director, Andrew McCabe, should be charged for allegedly “lacking candor” on multiple occasions with internal investigators, and with then-FBI director James Comey.  Inspector General Michael Horowitz concluded that McCabe repeatedly misled investigators looking into how sensitive investigative information ended up on in a national newspaper in the weeks before the 2016 presidential election. Horowitz’s office then referred the matter to the U.S. Attorney’s office in Washington, indicating Horowitz believes McCabe committed a federal crime with his actions.  ...Read more

Miguel Díaz-Canel Replaces Raul Castro As Cuba’s President

57-year-old bureaucrat Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel replaced Raul Castro as the president of Cuba on Thursday, launching a new political era. The National Assembly announced that Diaz-Canel had been approved as the sole candidate for president. However, the 86-year-old Castro will remain head of the Communist Party, which is designated by the constitution as “the superior guiding force of society and the state.” As a result, he will still be the most powerful person in Cuba for the time being.  ...Read more

Cincinnati Reds Fire Manager Bryan Price After 3-15 Start

The Reds fired Bryan Price on Thursday after their 3-15 start. Price was in his fifth season leading the rebuilding team, which has relied on rookies more than any other team in the majors during his tenure. The Reds have lost at least 94 games in each of the last three seasons while finishing last in the NL Central. Bench coach Jim Riggleman will manage the team on an interim basis. The Reds are coming off back-to-back shutout losses in Milwaukee, the first time they were blanked in consecutive games since 2015. Price was given the job of leading the Reds during a massive overhaul. They were 279-387 under Price, who got the job when Dusty Baker was fired after the 2013 season. ...Read more

Erin Popovich, Wife Of Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich, Dies At 67

The San Antonio Spurs announced that Erin Popovich, the wife of coach Gregg Popovich, passed away on Wednesday. “With deep regret the San Antonio Spurs announce that Erin Popovich, wife of Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich, passed away earlier today,” the statement read. “Erin and Gregg were married for four decades and were blessed with two children and two grandchildren.” According to the San Antonio Express-News, Popovich died after a lengthy illness. She was 67. The Spurs announced Thursday that assistant coach Ettore Messina will replace Popovich on the sidelines for Game 3. ...Read more

Pink Lands Cover of People Magazine’s 2018 ‘Most Beautiful’ Issue With Her Children

The singer Pink has landed the cover of People magazine’s newly renamed “Beautiful” issue. The Grammy-winning artist is featured on the cover of the magazine with her two children: son Jameson Moon and six-year-old daughter, Willow Sage, with husband Carey Hart. People editorial director Jess Cagle explained how the magazine’s “Beautiful” issue has evolved, which led to the decision to drop the word “most” from the title. “We’re renaming it “The Beautiful Issue” — to make clear that the issue is not a beauty contest. Nothing else has changed. As always it will feature beautiful women (and a few men) of all shapes, sizes and colors, and it will celebrate the most beautiful qualities of all: strength, humanity and artistry,” Cagle wrote. Pink is currently performing live on her “Beautiful Trauma” tour. ...Read more