breaking news


Ed Sheeran will guest star on 'Game of Thrones' next season

Published: Monday, March 13, 2017 @ 3:52 AM
Updated: Monday, March 13, 2017 @ 3:52 AM


            NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 08: Ed Sheeran performs on NBC's
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 08: Ed Sheeran performs on NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Plaza on March 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)(Jamie McCarthy)

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is going to guest star on "Game of Thrones" Season 7.

>> For complete SXSW coverage, head to Statesman.comMyStatesman.com512tech.com and Austin360.com

Yeah, you read that right. And you can think Maisie Williams for it.

“Game of Thrones” showrunners reportedly made the announcement at a South by Southwest panel Sunday. According to showrunner David Benioff, the series' executives made the call as a special surprise to Williams, who is a big fan of the singer.

>> Read more trending news

“For years, we tried to get Ed Sheeran on the show to surprise Maisie, and this year we finally did it,” Benioff said during the panel, according to Variety. Variety reportedly reached out to HBO for further details, and a spokesperson confirmed Sheeran would be on the show but simply said, “He has a role. No more details.”

Investigators discover true identity for NH serial killer, seek more tips

Published: Friday, August 18, 2017 @ 10:00 AM



FBI
(FBI)

A serial killer known by the FBI under several aliases, and who died in prison in 2010, has finally been identified, according to the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office.

The man believed to be responsible for at least 6 deaths was referred to by the FBI as Robert ‘Bob’ Evans, but has been identified as Terry Peder Rasmussen.

Police say Rasmussen was born in 1943 in Denver, Colorado and lived in Colorado and Arizona before he eventually enlisted in the Navy and later made his way to New Hampshire.

>> Read more trending news 

It was while he was living in New Hampshire that police say he was responsible for the murders of three unidentified children and one unidentified woman found in barrels in Bear Brook State Park. The Barrels were found in 1985 and 2000, though police say they were likely dumped there in the late 1970s.

>>AG: Man who killed woman, 3 children in Allenstown also killed missing Manchester woman

Police say Rasmussen worked as an electrician at Waumbec Mills during that time and likely left New Hampshire with Denise Beaudin – a woman who hasn’t been seen since – around 1981.

The identity of Evans/Rasmussen and his connection to crimes in New Hampshire became apparent late last year when a woman named ‘Lisa’ discovered her true identity as the daughter of Denise Beaudin. She had been abandoned by Rasmussen in a California trailer park shortly after he disappeared from New Hampshire in the 1980s.

According to court documents, Rasmussen – under an alias – agreed to give up custody or ‘Lisa’ and serve time in prison in exchange for police dropping molestation charges against him.

In a press release issued Friday morning, police now say Rasmussen was discharged from the Navy in 1967 and was married in Hawaii before his wife gave birth to twin girls, a son and another daughter.

According to the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office, Rasmussen’s wife left him in 1974 and took the children with her. Police say his former wife and four children are alive and accounted for.

With this identification, police say they hope tips will help fill in the remaining gaps about Rasmussen’s whereabouts in the late 1970s and the identity of the woman and children found dead in barrels in New Hampshire.

>>New England's Unsolved: The Allenstown Murders

Woman still searching for a cure after 3 years with unexplained pain

Published: Friday, August 18, 2017 @ 9:11 AM



Boston25News.com
(Boston25News.com)

It’s been three years since a local woman began noticing unexplained symptoms that caused her to eventually need constant cold packs, but she’s no closer to finding answers.

Paula Corey has a disorder called Erythromelalgia, a medical term that comes from the Greek word for “red burning limb.”

>> Read more trending news

“They've got unexplained burning pain... they have redness... and the pain feels better when they cool the area,” Dr. Anne Oaklander from Mass. General Hospital said.

At first, the episodes, or "flares” Corey experienced, were only occasional.

“Sometimes it would be just my feet. Would be maybe once or twice a month,” she said.

Now, it's something she can't ignore, because the burning almost never goes away. 

“Literally, your foot, is on top of a flame... that you can't put out,” Corey said. “I had a full-time career. I was a paralegal, spent all my time outside, worked out at the gym five days a week.”

Now, she is a virtual prisoner to a cold room. But "giving up" is not on her agenda and she offers this advice for others with the disorder.

“Keep looking for that answer, keep searching for that doctor,” she said.

Until then, Corey has a freezer full of ice packs, an air-conditioned room and something that does not run hot and cold - the support of her family.

Woman breaks neck shielding 3 kids from falling tree in Central Park

Published: Thursday, August 17, 2017 @ 4:55 PM

Mother Breaks Neck Shielding Kids From Falling Tree

A mother was in critical but stable condition Tuesday after shielding her three children from a giant tree that fell in New York City, according to local reports

>> Read more trending news 

When the elm tree fell, Anne Monoky Goldman was pushing two of her children in a double stroller and had her 41-day-old infant strapped to her chest, according to Inside Edition

Goldman, 39, who is a fashion editor for Tory Burch, broke her neck, and her two-year-old son, Grant, suffered a fractured skull, Inside Edition reported. 

>> 2 hospitalized after Florida dock collapses during family reunion group photo

Goldman’s son Will, 4, and her infant came away with minor bumps and bruises, Inside Edition reported. 

Witnesses said they heard a cracking sound before they saw the tree tumble down in New York’s Central Park, according to the Associated Press.

Charles King, a tree expert, looked at the elm and told Inside Edition that “there was root failure” and the tree had a decayed center. 

Read more at Inside Edition and the Associated Press

Related

Rep. Nancy Pelosi calls for Confederate statues removal from Capitol

Published: Friday, August 18, 2017 @ 8:21 AM

FILE - In this June 24, 2015 file photo, a statue of Alexander Hamilton Stephens, the Confederate vice president throughout the American Civil War, is on display in Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif is calling for the removal of Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol as the contentious debate over the appropriateness of such memorials moves to the halls of Congress. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Susan Walsh/AP
FILE - In this June 24, 2015 file photo, a statue of Alexander Hamilton Stephens, the Confederate vice president throughout the American Civil War, is on display in Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif is calling for the removal of Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol as the contentious debate over the appropriateness of such memorials moves to the halls of Congress. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)(Susan Walsh/AP)

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi wants to continue the effort to remove Confederate statues from the halls of Congress.

Pelosi said in a statement Thursday that, “The Confederate statues in the halls of congress have always been reprehensible. If Republicans are serious about rejecting white supremacy, I call upon Speaker Ryan to join Democrats to remove the Confederate statues from the Capital immediately.”

>> Read more trending news

Pelosi noted that Robert E. Lee’s statue was moved from National Statuary Hall and replaced with a statue of Rosa Parks.

“There is no room for celebrating the violent bigotry of the men of the Confederacy in the hallowed halls of the United States Capitol or in places of honor across the country,” Pelosi added in the statement.

Each state can install two statues to represent the state in the Capitol’s National Statuary Hall, the Associated Press reported.

Some of the statues in question include Lee’s from Virginia, Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate States of America, installed by Mississippi and Alexander Hamilton Stephens, the CSA vice president, installed by Georgia.

Confederate statues at US Capitol
Associated Press

Sen. Corey Booker, (D) N.J., said he would sponsor legislation to remove Confederate statues from the Capitol, the AP reported.