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Published: Monday, April 16, 2018 @ 7:55 PM
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Actor and comedian Harry Anderson, of “Night Court” fame, has died at the age of 65 at his home in Asheville, North Carolina, police confirmed.
"This morning at 6:41 a.m., the Asheville Police Department responded to the home of actor Harry Anderson, where he was found deceased," the police department’s public affairs officer Christina Hallingse told THR.
"No foul play is suspected."
Anderson, who was also a magician, was probably best known as Judge Harry Stone on the 1980s sitcom "Night Court."
He also appeared on “Cheers,” “Saturday Night Live” and “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson,” among other shows.
Anderson was born in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1952 and leaves behind two children.
WSOCTV.com contributed to this report.
Published: Thursday, July 12, 2018 @ 5:54 PM
CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. — A Georgia soap opera actor was convicted of child molestation nearly two years after the allegations first surfaced, according to Cherokee County court records.
A jury convicted Corey Seth Sligh of one count of child molestation and cleared him on another count last month, records showed. Sligh has not been sentenced, yet.
Sligh, a Canton resident, was first arrested in October 2016 after parents of the victim, who was under the age of 10, reported the molestation. According to a police report, the molestation took place between April and September of that year. The parents reported the incident Sept. 24, 2016.
Nearly a month after his arrest in that case, officials in Walton County, Florida, arrested Sligh on similar charges. He has yet to go to trial in that case.
Sligh allegedly touched another girl under 10 while she was vacationing with her family on Rosemary Beach in June and July of 2016, according to the Northwest Florida Daily News, which cited an arrest warrant. The girl also told authorities Sligh forced her to touch him inappropriately.
Authorities were notified of that incident in September 2016. Sligh was ordered to wear an ankle monitor following that arrest.
Sligh was an extra on the long-running CBS soap opera, “The Young and the Restless,” online entertainment site TMZ reported. Sligh also appeared in a short-lived TV series, “All About Lizzie,” according to his IMDb page.
Published: Thursday, July 12, 2018 @ 3:53 PM
— Oprah Winfrey is expanding her portfolio, investing in a health-focused restaurant chain.
The media mogul has partnered with True Food Kitchen as a shareholder. She is joining the company’s board of directors, which already includes health guru and celebrity doctor Andrew Weil.
The Phoenix-based business, which has 23 locations across 10 states, believes “delicious dining and conscious nutrition can go hand in hand, without sacrificing flavor, creativity or indulgence,” according to its website.
When Winfrey visited a Palo Alto, California, location last year, she said she was “impressed.”
“When I first dined at True Food Kitchen, I was so impressed with the team's passion for healthy eating and, of course, the delicious food, that I knew I wanted to be part of the company's future,” Winfrey said in a press release.
This isn’t the first time Winfrey has invested in food-related ventures.
Published: Thursday, July 12, 2018 @ 1:43 PM
LAS VEGAS — Former New York Knicks NBA player Charles Oakley was arrested Sunday after allegedly cheating during a game of blackjack at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Oakley, 54, was reportedly caught on resort surveillance video July 8 changing his $100 bet during a game.
He was reportedly seen on camera pulling a single chip off its mark, the Las Vegas Review Journal reported.
Officials from the Nevada Gaming Board told TMZ Sports that Oakley “was suspected of adding to or reducing his wager on a gambling game after the outcome was known.”
Oakley was arrested after hotel security reviewed the video at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
A source told TMZ Sports that the arrest was an “insignificant matter that will be quickly resolved.”
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has not publicly responded to calls for comment about the arrest.
According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, the maximum sentence for the violation would be between one to six years, if charged.
Oakley played for six NBA teams, including a 10-year stretch with the New York Knicks.
Published: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 @ 1:54 PM
ATLANTA — Police said former Cincinnati Bengals football player Adam “Pacman” Jones was assaulted by an airport contract worker at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta Tuesday.
The worker, identified as Frank Ragin, made a gesture toward Jones at about 10 p.m. Tuesday, Atlanta police said. Jones confronted the man about what he meant by the gesture and the two began to argue, according to police.
Police said the argument occurred on Concourse B near Gate B6.
Ragin is accused of punching Jones and injuring his face. He is also accused of striking Jones’ companion, a woman who has not been identified, and injuring her hand.
Police said Jones, 34, then pushed Ragin to the ground. Police eventually determined Ragin was the primary aggressor.
Ragin, who was charged with two counts of battery, was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital to be treated for his injuries.
Ragin works for ABM, a contractor for the airport that deals with building maintenance and facility services.
Jones and his companion declined medical treatment.