Black Friday 2017: Target ad released; Belk, Costco, BJ’s also out

Published: Monday, November 06, 2017 @ 2:19 PM

Black Friday 2017 Deals

With Black Friday just three weeks away, more retailers are leaking ads for one of the biggest shopping days of the year.

The latest to be leaked is one of the largest retailers, Target. In addition to listing sales, Target also announced its Thanksgiving hours.

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Target stores will open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving and close at midnight. They will reopen at 6 a.m. on Black Friday.

Here are some of the deals from the store’s leaked ad:

  • GoPro Hero 5 for $349.99, includes $50 Target gift card
  • DJI Spark for $399.99 
  • iPad Pro (10.5 inch) starting at $529.99 
  • iPad (2017 model) for $249.99 
  • Amazon Echo (second generation) for $79.99 
  • Amazon Echo Dot for $29.99 
  • Nest thermostat (third generation) for $199
  • Google Home for $79 
  • Google Home Mini for $29, includes $10 Target gift card
  • Google Chromecast for $25 (doorbuster deal)
  • Amazon Fire TV Stick for $24.99 (doorbuster deal)
  • PlayStation 4 (1TB) for $199.99 (doorbuster deal)
  • Xbox One S for $189.99, includes $25 Target gift card
  • urBeats headphones for $49.99
  • Fitbit Alta HR for $99.95
  • Apple Watch Series 1 starting at $179.99 

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As one of the biggest shopping days draws near, other ads are showing up on such sights at BestBlackFriday.com.

Ads for retailers Belk, Ace Hardware, Costco and BJ’s all have been posted.

Here’s what Belk is offering:

Belk stores will open at 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving and remain open until 1 a.m., before re-opening on Black Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

From BFads.net, “Belk will have scratch cards at every store with a chance to win up to $1,000 on Thanksgiving and up to $250 on Black Friday. They will also be offering $15 in Belk Bucks for every $75 you spend, with no exclusions, plus a $10 Off $50+ coupon (online and in-store).”

Some deals from Belk include:

  • Rampage Boots for $19.99
  • Bed-in-bag bedding sets for $29.99
  • KitchenAid 5-quart stand mixer for $199.99 (online only)
  • Small kitchen appliances from $9.88-$14.99
  • Twin quilts for $54
  • The entire stock of pillows, mattress pads, comforters and blankets up to 65 percent off.
  • Biltmore electric blankets for $79.99
  • Entire stock of Kim Rodgers, buy one, get one free
  • Drones from $29.99 to $299.99

Here’s what Ace Hardware will be offering:

(Some savings reflect Ace Rewards Card purchases)

  • Craftsman 6 drawer tool center $99.99 (was $159.99)
  • Dewalt 20 volt Drill and Impact Kit $169.99 ($149.99 each w/Ace Rewards Card)
  • Choose from 10 Stanley/Dewalt hand tools for $3.99 ($2.99 each w/Ace Rewards Card)
  • Black & Decker 18 Volt Cordless Drill $29.99 ($17.99 w/Ace Rewards Card)
  • 30” Digital Control Electric Smoker $149.99 ($129.99 each w/Ace Rewards Card)
  • According to BFAds.net, Ace Hardware is offering 50 percent off regular-priced items under $30 and $15 off one regular-priced item over $30 on Black Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, take $10 off purchases of $50 or more. On Cyber Monday, take 15 percent off your entire purchase of regular-priced items both in-store and online.

Here’s a look at what Costco will be offering:

  • The Asus ROG GL753 gaming laptop will be available for $950
  • HP’s Pavilion 23.8-inch all-in-one is $650
  • HP’s Pavilion 15.6-inch laptop will be available for $800
  • Xbox One S bundle with a three-month Game Pass and an extra controller for $220
  • Sony’s PlayStation 4 1TB Slim console is $190
  • A PlayStation 4 1TB Slim console bundle featuring Destiny 2 and Call of Duty: WWII video games will be on sale for $290

Here is what BJ’s is offering:

  • $189.99 PS4 1TB gaming console (save $100)
  • $50 of any Xbox One S game system bundle
  • $3,279.99 82-inch Samsung 4K Premium UHD Smart TV
  • $1,899.99 75-inch Samsung 4K UHD Smart TV
  • $1,599.99 75-inch LG 4K UHD Smart TV
  • $1,499.99 75-inch Vizio 4K UHD Smartcast TV
  • $979.99 70-inch Vizio 4K UHD Smartcast TV 
  • $2,499.99 65-inch Samsung QLED 4K UHD Smart TV 
  • $1,479.99 65-inch curved Samsung 4K UHD Smart TV 
  • $649.99 10.5-inch iPad Pro 256GB 
  • $169.99 10.1-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab A
  • $99.99 8-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab A 
  • $89.99 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab A 
  • $749.99 Canon EOS Rebel T6i bundle
  • $349.99 GoPro Hero5 Black Bundle 
  • $39.99 Amazon Echo Dot 
  • $29.99 7-inch Amazon Fire tablet 
  • $29.99 Amazon Fire TV 
  • $699.99 15-inch Acer laptop
  • $439.99 15-inch HP touchscreen laptop
  • $349.99 15-inch Dell Inspiron 3263 laptop 

Not all of the deals above will be available on Black Friday.

Other Black Friday advertisements:

 
 

12-year-old charged as adult in armed carjacking at Walmart

Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 11:11 PM

12-year-old Shaquille Dixon, far right, is caught on surveillance video with two other suspects carjacking a woman at gunpoint.
Broward County Sheriff’s Office
12-year-old Shaquille Dixon, far right, is caught on surveillance video with two other suspects carjacking a woman at gunpoint.(Broward County Sheriff’s Office)

A 12-year-old boy in Lauderdale Lakes has been charged as an adult in a carjacking last week, Broward County Sheriff deputies said Monday. 

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According to the sheriff’s office, Shaquille Dixon is one of three juveniles who carjacked an elderly woman at gunpoint on Jan. 15 in a Walmart parking lot. 

Surveillance video from the store on North State Road 7 shows Dixon and two other suspects following the woman into the store. When she is done shopping the woman is seen walking to her car, with the suspects close behind. 

Once the woman got to her car, two of the suspects walked up behind her and the other suspect walked around to the front of the car, pointed a gun and demanded the car keys. The woman complied and the suspects fled with the car so quickly, they almost hit the victim. 

Deputies took Dixon into custody on Jan. 19 and he’s facing felony carjacking charges. 

Here’s what the children in the California torture house did to cope with the abuse

Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 9:16 PM

David and Louise Turpin in a court appearance in Riverside County, Calif. The Turpins are facing life behind bars for a series of charges, including torture.
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David and Louise Turpin in a court appearance in Riverside County, Calif. The Turpins are facing life behind bars for a series of charges, including torture.(Associated Press)

Authorities are releasing more information about the California “torture house” where over a dozen children were kept in subhuman conditions by their parents, including that the victims kept journals.

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Though the children in the home, ages 2 to 29, were only allowed to bathe twice a year and eat once a day, they were allowed to write all the time. Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin said at a press conference on the case that the children kept hundreds of journals and that he believes they will be “very significant” in the upcoming court case, the Desert Sun reported. Hestrin added that he thinks the journals will provide “strong evidence of what occurred in that home.”

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Researchers are also interested in the journals as they detail the first-hand accounts of horrific abuse. One academic told the Desert Sun “There is a good chance that being able to write may have kept them sane. In an interesting way, this may have helped them come to terms with the bizarre world they lived in.” He even compared them to the journals kept by Anne Frank.

The journals could prove valuable for prosecutors as they might provide damning evidence that could be used to cross-examine the parents, David and Louise Turpin. The Turpins are facing life behind bars for a series of charges, including torture.

The journals have not been made public, and law enforcement officials are currently in the process of reviewing them.

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The conditions in the home were unimaginable. The children were reportedly beaten and chained to furniture. Neighbors recalled seeing them marching during the night, and they were almost never allowed outside. They were finally liberated when one girl escaped and managed to find a police officer. She was 17 years old, but her growth was so stunted that police allegedly estimated her to be closer to 10 years old when they first saw her.

Woman who killed two children in murder-suicide had no history of ‘mental problems’

Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 9:56 PM

Al and Patricia Treadway talk with a North Carolina reporter about the murder-suicide of their daughter and two grandchildren earlier this month. Police say Christina Treadway killed the children before jumping off a bridge to her death.
WSOC TV
Al and Patricia Treadway talk with a North Carolina reporter about the murder-suicide of their daughter and two grandchildren earlier this month. Police say Christina Treadway killed the children before jumping off a bridge to her death.(WSOC TV)

Dozens of people gathered Sunday night in northwest Charlotte to remember three lives lost.

Mourners lit candles and prayed for Isaiah and Iliyah Miller, as well as their mother, Christina Treadway, near their home on Sebastiani Drive.

Police said Treadway killed her two children before killing herself along Interstate 485 earlier this month.

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In a new and emotional interview with Treadway's parents, Al and Patricia Treadway said were still in disbelief over their daughter and two grandchildren’s deaths.

Christina Treadway, 34, killed her two children before jumping off a bridge on Interstate 485, police said.

Christina Treadway with her two children, 7-year-old Isaiah, left, and 3-year-old Iliyah.(Instagram)

“She was just a lovely person. She was loved by so many people,” Patricia Treadway said. “She’s never had a mental problem. We never had a problem with Christina in any shape or form with mental or depression or anything to do with depression at all."

The Treadways told Eyewitness News that their daughter left the family a suicide note on Facebook with instructions to delete the note after reading what she had to say.

“She said she was sorry and to pretend to just forgive her and pretend she was 3,000 miles away happy," Al Treadway said. "Part of the message that she left for us said she couldn't leave her children without a mother and no one else would ever raise her kids. No one.”

Investigators are trying to figure out what led to the deaths of Treadway and her two children, 7-year-old Isaiah and 3-year-old Iliyah.

“Iliyah had a lot of what Tina had. She was a primper. She wanted to wear makeup. She’d say, 'Mommy do my makeup' so Christina would do her makeup for her and then they'd snap pictures and things. Isaiah, he was all boy. He was a prankster,” Patricia Treadway said.

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The Treadways said that their daughter was a singer and aspiring entrepreneur who wanted to start her own business to teach women about makeup and beauty and to encourage them to look and feel confident for job interviews.

Their daughter also had a YouTube channel where she displayed her talents and often featured her children singing.

"When she walked into a room, she lit it up just like her children," her mother said. “Their whole life was so much ahead of them, much like Christina.”

"We are devastated. My whole family is devastated and the question right now in everybody's mind is, ‘Why?" her father said.

The family said days before the death of their daughter and grandchildren, Christina made plans with her parents to move back to California.

“The plans were already made. We didn’t buy the tickets because we hadn’t heard from her,” her mother said. “If she was hurting that bad, I wish she would have called me that day to let me know.”

As investigators work to find out key details leading up to their daughter’s death, the Treadways are willing to wait as long as it takes to get those answers.

“I would rather them investigate, and investigate, and investigate and find out exactly what happened, no matter what the result. Rather than just say, ‘Oh, she just snapped and jumped off a bridge.'"

Neighbors have set up a small memorial in front of Christina Treadway’s home. The family is planning a service for Treadway and her children in California in the coming weeks.

Georgia State soccer player suspended over racial slur used on social media

Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 2:35 PM

Georgia State Soccer Player Uses Racial Slur On Social Media, Suspended From Team

Georgia State University soccer player was suspended from the team after she used a racial epithet on social media, school officials said.

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Freshman defender Natalia Martinez’s name was stripped from the team’s online roster after the epithet appeared on her Finsta page, a secret version of Instagram that is growing in popularity among teens.

“We do not tolerate the language the student used in her post,” the university said in a statement.

Associate athletic director Mike Holmes told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that officials were made aware of Martinez’s post Friday morning. 

“We are handling the matter internally at the present time,” he said.

According to an online bio, Martinez is from Weston, Florida. Some Georgia State students are petitioning for her expulsion.

“As a progressive, diverse university, we ... feel like this sort of behavior should not be tolerated,” said India Bridgeforth, who created the petition, which already has more than 500 signatures.