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Published: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 @ 2:54 AM
Updated: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 @ 2:54 AM
It looks like Will Smith is actually turning into Uncle Phil.
A photo of Smith bungee jumping has made its way onto the internet, and people can’t stop buzzing about how Smith looks just like the late James Avery, his "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" co-star.
Check out some of the reactions from social media:
Will smith really looking like uncle Phil now. Wow. https://t.co/bpB9iboy14— Logan (@Ikechampion) March 11, 2017
When did Will Smith become Uncle Phil??? pic.twitter.com/XzZrKaxBOj— Calev (@_calev) March 12, 2017
Left: Will Smith bungee jumping— Yashar (@yashar) March 14, 2017
Right: Uncle Phil
They look the same now! pic.twitter.com/H8EnK1Ftdt
Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 9:58 AM
FAYETTE COUNTY, Tenn. — A Tennessee school district is investigating how explicit photos were sent to parents and students from a teacher’s district messaging app.
In a press release, Fayette County Public Schools said the teacher's Remind account, an application used to message and parents and students, and his personal email were hacked.
The mother, who wanted us to protect her identity, told WHBQ her daughter received some inappropriate pictures from her teacher at Fayette Ware Comprehensive High School in Fayette County.
"If he has explicit pictures of his private area and he's sending them to students that is not right,” the mother said.
Investigators in Fayette County said they are investigating the origin and sender of the messages, while a mother said her daughter is bothered.
"She’s up and down. She's uncomfortable. She doesn’t want to go back to the school,” the mother said.
"She didn’t know what was wrong with her teacher because he sent her inappropriate pictures,” the mother said.
The mother said she spoke with school administrators and she learned the messages were not just sent to her daughter.
WHBQ called school leaders several times to learn how many students received the messages and if the teacher involved is still in the classroom. As of Tuesday morning, our calls have not been returned.
According to Fayette County Public Schools, police have gotten involved.
WHBQ received the following statement on Monday:
The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department has been contacted and an investigation is underway to determine the origin and sender of the content. If there was a violation of the Use of the Internet (FCPS policy 4.406), the person responsible will be disciplined according to school board policy. If it is determined that criminal activity has taken place, the person responsible will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 9:33 AM
MOUNT DORA, Fla. — A Florida couple is fighting their city over the painting of their house.
Nancy Nemhauser and her husband Lubomir Jastrzebski had painted a wall that rings their property. They had permission to paint it from city officials. They had the plan to paint it as a mural for their son, who has autism. They hoped that if he was lost, it would be a beacon, or at least a landmark, to help him find his way home, the “Today” show reported.
But after the mural was done, the family got a ticket from the city saying that the paint was graffiti and that it must match the house. The city then said that the paint scheme was a sign, and a code violation in a residential area, WFTV reported.
So instead of covering up the painting, they took the Van Gogh tribute a step further and painted the entire house so the wall and home would match as they were told to do, “Today” reported.
But the city didn’t agree with what they did and has fined them more than $10,000 for the paint scheme. A local magistrate ruled in February that the city could fine the couple, WFTV reported. The fines were stopped at the end of February after a federal judge granted a temporary restraining order against Mount Dora, WFTV reported.
But the family is now turning the tables on the city, suing the local government in federal court, saying their right to freedom of expression is being violated, “Today” reported.
"There's art on other homes, other buildings in the city, in the residential district as well, so why are we being chastised for ours when we did what we were told we had to do to keep the wall that our son loves," Nemhauser told WFTV.
This house is painted to look like "Starry Night" — but not everyone is pleased https://t.co/8GJXxShBHt— TODAY (@TODAYshow) April 24, 2018
The city did not respond to “Today’s” request for comment on the suit, but said in February that leaders are trying to “preserve the residential character of our neighborhoods.” They added that the house could be a distraction to drivers.
Both sides are trying to settle, but whether the painting will have to be covered has not been determined. But the family says they’re ready to stand up for their rights.
Reaction to the mural is split -- some love it, others don’t.
“I think it’s fantastic,” Ilka Zuijderland-Varnes told “Today.” “I think it’s art, and we’re an artsy town, and it should stay.”
But another resident, Tammy Swan Bacon, said she doesn’t like it, but says the city should not make the family take it down, “Today” reported.
City officials said in February that the city is also considering putting a lien on the property to "motivate" the homeowners to remove the mural, WFTV.com.
Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 9:30 AM
— Can you die from a broken heart?
At times in life, the stress of the loss of a loved one or a devastating medical diagnosis can sure make you think that. But is there a physiological link between heartbreak and a heart that’s “broken?”
Doctors say there is, and they even have a name for it -- takotsubo cardiomyopathy, or “broken-heart syndrome.”
The symptoms come on suddenly and are often confused with a heart attack. People who have suffered the loss of a loved one are often affected.
A doctor in Texas suggested Monday that former president George H.W. Bush, who was hospitalized a day after the funeral for his wife, Barbara, could be suffering from the syndrome.
I’ve seen many people fall apart after the death of a spouse - including developing “broken heart syndrome” (aka Takatsubo’s cardiomyopathy). https://t.co/ZyloQ2GXRh— Jason Westin, MD (@DrJasonWestin) April 23, 2018
A spokesman said Bush had an infection that traveled to his bloodstream but that he appeared to be improving. Bush is in intensive care at a Houston hospital.
What is takotsubo cardiomyopathy and will it kill you? Here’s a look at the syndrome.
Published: Thursday, April 12, 2018 @ 4:28 AM
CHAMBLEE, Ga. — After suspicions rose about Chamblee, Georgia, police officer Jason Jones, the department set up an “integrity test”: Send him to impound a car with $500 inside and see if he puts the cash into evidence.
“He pocketed the money,” Capt. Ernesto Ford told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Wednesday. “He was brought in to our internal affairs where he was given an opportunity to explain himself, he was terminated and arrested at the same time.”
Two years later, on March 23, Jones, who’d been with the department since 2002, has pleaded guilty to theft and violation of the oath of office. He is in the DeKalb County jail awaiting transfer to state prison.
Judge Daniel Coursey sentenced him to five years, with the first to be served in custody.
Ford said the case is disappointing.
“Obviously we don’t expect that of our police officers,” he said.
Ex-Chamblee cop heads to prison for failing ‘integrity test’ https://t.co/i3N3oSh8O6— DeKalb County News (@DeKalbNewsNow) April 11, 2018