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Son charged in death of father whose body was left on couch for weeks

Tyler Swantek faces charges in the death of his father, whose body was found on a couch. WYOU-TV FRACKVILLE, Pa. — A man has been charged with killing his father, who authorities say was shot to death and his body then left on a couch in his home for weeks.  Tyler Swantek, 24, faces charges in Schuylkill County including criminal homicide, first- and third-degree murder, aggravated assault and abuse of a corpse in the death of Todd Swantek, 49, whose body was found May 24 in the Frackville home the…

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Jim Vance, longtime D.C. news anchor, dies at 75

Jim Vance on August 6, 2009 in New York City. Michael Loccisano / Getty Images Veteran Washington, D.C., news anchor Jim Vance has died at 75, according to NBC Washington station WRC-TV. “Jim Vance was not only the soul of NBC4 but of the entire Washington area. His smooth voice, brilliant mind and unforgettable laugh leaves each of us with a tremendous void,” station president and general manager Jackie Bradford said in a statement Saturday. In May, Vance announced he would be undergoing cancer treatment but hinted he would still be…

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Kermit and friends find a new home in NYC exhibit celebrating Jim Henson

In a 1979 interview with “60 Minutes,” Jim Henson, along with his iconic Kermit the Frog puppet, said, “Kermit is more outgoing than I am, certainly. I’m more laid back.” To which Kermit replied, “I can say things that he can’t.” But before “The Muppet Show” and “Sesame Street” changed American culture, Henson was just a young puppeteer and experimental filmmaker.   Now, the full story of the late Muppet master’s nearly 40-year career is being told at a new exhibit in the Museum of the Moving Image in New…

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Sean Spicer Calls Melissa McCarthy’s ‘SNL’ Sketches ‘Silly, Malicious’

Sean Spicer McCarthy On ‘SNL’ Not So Funny … More Malicious & Stupid Sean Spicer was not laughing along with America when Melissa McCarthy did her impressions of him — in fact, he says she went “over the line.” Spicer talked to Sean Hannity, hours after resigning from his gig as White House Press Secretary, and admitted he found some of the ‘SNL‘ skits to be “malicious.” He threw a tiny jab at Melissa saying other late night TV jokes made him laugh. Spicey said he CAN take a joke, just not…

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John Heard Dead at 72

John Heard ‘Home Alone’ Dad Dead at 72 EXCLUSIVE John Heard, the beloved star of several huge 80s and 90s movies, died Friday in Palo Alto, CA … TMZ has learned. Heard was found dead in a hotel by the maid service … according to family sources. Police were called to the hotel for a report of a medical emergency, but he was pronounced dead on the scene. The coroner is investigating, and cause of death is unclear at this time. We do know this … according to his rep,…

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Ronda Rousey sets difficult actor straight on ‘Battle of the Network Stars’

Ronda Rousey does not have time for high maintenance behavior. Especially when there’s a competition to be won and pride on the line. The actress flexed her muscle in the recent episode of ABC’s “Battle of the Network Stars” when one of the members of her team didn’t want to don the team uniform. When Thursday’s episode pit soap opera stars up against various stars from the network’s past and present, Jason Hervey was adamant about not putting on his team’s colors. RONDA ROUSEY ENGAGED TO FIGHTER TRAVIS BROWNE Fans…

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Search locates fishing boat missing in ‘Deadliest Catch’ ocean waters

A 98-foot crab fishing boat that sank in the icy waters where the “Deadliest Catch” hit TV show is filmed has been found after a lengthy search. A NOAA research vessel found the Destination at the bottom of the Bering Sea– five months after it disappeared Feb. 11 with a crew of six, according to reports Thursday. The crew was fishing for snow crab near the remote island of St. George, Alaska, at the time. “The vessel location is an instrumental piece of our investigation,” said Cmdr. Scott Muller, head…

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How Quiet Should You Be During ‘Game of Thrones’? Fans Disagree

Here is a selection of the responses, which have been lightly edited. Shush! A solid majority of the commenters said they require total silence. Some of them said the issue had lost them friends. Continue reading the main story Several said the solution was in watching the episode multiple times: Silence is expected on the first viewing, but commentary is allowed in subsequent viewings. Meeghan Holaway, 47, of Pasadena, Calif., wrote in an email: Personally, I watch alone (the first time). I’m not even close to subtle or tactful. When…

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Sean Spicer, White House, ‘Dunkirk’: Your Friday Evening Briefing

The Trump administration brought a Qaeda suspect to the U.S. to face trial in federal court. The move was a break from Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s hard-line rhetoric that terrorism suspects should be held in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Continue reading the main story And the administration said it would bar Americans from traveling to North Korea. Writers on the left and right reacted to Mr. Trump’s interview with The New York Times earlier this week, the health care debate and more. _____ Photo Credit Melissa Lyttle for The New York…

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