Flint man claims self-defense in fatal shooting outside Sunoco gas station
FLINT, MI – The attorney for a man accused of shooting and killing a 42-year-old man outside the Sunoco gas station on North Ballenger Highway and Flushing Road in March believes his client committed the act out of self-defense. Jackson opens fire while running away, shooting Mozzaffar and also shooting his vehicle. Then she saw a man running west from the Sunoco gas station. Love described driving her vehicle with her two sons in it to the gas station, where she noticed a vehicle with the back window shattered. Along with another trooper, Winnie said he responded to the scene and noticed a man walking toward the gas station from a sidewalk on Flushing Road.mlive.com
Fundraisers set up to help tenants who lost everything in Kalamazoo County fire
VICKSBURG, MI — Three tenants and a dog lost their home in a fire that gutted a 100-plus-year-old, two-unit brick apartment building in downtown Vicksburg this week. Fundraisers have been set up by friends and coworkers to help all of those impacted. South Kalamazoo County Fire Authority Chief Tracy McMillan told MLive that firefighters did everything they could to save dog. The Distant Whistle, located at 118 S. Main St. in Vicksburg, quickly set up an onsite and online fundraiser to help their employee. “For the rest of the week, help us FILL THE PITCHER with cash to help him get back up and running.mlive.com
A co-worker invited him to a rural cabin. He was killed hours later.
The lack of charges in the killing of Peter Bernardo Spencer, a Jamaican immigrant, more than six weeks after he died during a trip with four White people has led his family to question whether justice is being served.washingtonpost.com
Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard — the embattled Call of Duty, Warcraft publisher — for $68.7 billion
“As a company, Microsoft is committed to our journey for inclusion in every aspect of gaming, among both employees and players,” wrote Spencer. “We deeply value individual studio cultures. We also believe that creative success and autonomy go hand-in-hand with treating every person with dignity and respect. We hold all teams, and all leaders, to this commitment. We’re looking forward to extending our culture of proactive inclusion to the great teams across Activision Blizzard.”washingtonpost.com
Dear Abby: My wife put dog vomit on my desk to make a point about table scraps
DEAR ABBY: My wife is very protective of our dog, “Spencer.” I agree with her that Spencer should not receive table food. Yesterday, my wife put a large pile of dog vomit on my desk. I may have done some peculiar things in my time, but I have never put vomit on someone’s desk. -- FLABBERGASTED IN IOWADEAR FLABBERGASTED: There can be various reasons for a dog having an upset stomach besides having consumed table scraps. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips.mlive.com
Tigers’ Spencer Turnbull to undergo season-ending elbow surgery
DETROIT -- Spencer Turnbull, who emerged as the Detroit Tigers’ top starting pitcher and threw a no-hitter just two months ago, will undergo Tommy John surgery to repair chronic damage in his right elbow. Turnbull posted a 2.88 ERA in 50 innings of work this season, including a no-hitter on May 18 at Seattle. After Turnbull had a setback in his rehab in Lakeland recently, he consulted with experts who recommended surgery. And Spencer came to the conclusion that it was in his best interest, and quite frankly in our best interest, to have it done now. He had some chronic damage that was revealed through the injury that he had.mlive.com
Spencer Paysinger Says ‘All American Stories’ Will Bring ‘Inspiration, Hope’ To The CW
(CBS) – All American Stories is the latest project from Super Bowl champion Spencer Paysinger on The CW. Following the success of All American, which is based off Paysinger’s real life, All American Stories looks at other real life athletes as they balance excellence on and off the field. Excited to talk to you about All American Stories in a little bit but first I wanted to ask about All American. SP: If you’re looking for inspiration, if you’re looking for hope, just watch these stories. Tune in at 9:00PM ET/PT on The CW for All American Stories.detroit.cbslocal.com
Ann Arbor chefs join Michigan Theater to discuss culinary industry, answer questions Monday
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – At 7 p.m. on Monday, Michigan Theater audiences can learn more about four inspiring Ann Arbor chefs. As part of its Women’s Voices series presented by Toyota, Michigan Theater will begin virtual screenings of Her Name is Chef on Friday. The documentary explores the changing culture of the culinary industry through the stories of six female chefs. Virtual screenings cost $12 to rent, $10 for Michigan Theater members and is free for gold members. If rented through the MTF AgileLink streaming platform, 50 percent of proceeds from the film benefit the independent Ann Arbor theater.
Detroit's long-standing Louisiana Creole Gumbo expands to the suburbs
An Eastern Market institution for decades, Detroit's Louisiana Creole Gumbo restaurant is set to open its first suburban location at 29216 Orchard Lake Rd., in Farmington Hills in mid-March. Joe Spencer, president of Louisiana Creole Gumbo, says the restaurant will be carryout-only until the COVID-19 pandemic subsides. For more than 50 years, Louisiana Creole Gumbo has served its signature creole, gumbo, jambalaya, red beans, meats, rice, and more to the Detroit community. Louisiana Creole Gumbo also has food trucks that commute to local neighborhoods and feed the community. For more information about Louisiana Creole Gumbo, visit detroitgumbo.com.metrotimes.com
Is a good night's sleep a far-fetched dream?
Is a good night's sleep a far-fetched dream? Since the COVID pandemic began, one in three Americans has had reduced quality sleep. Correspondent Susan Spencer pulls back the covers on how pandemic stress is among the factors affecting people's already-tortured relationship with shuteye. Spencer talks with Drew Ackerman, a lifelong chronic insomniac whose storytelling podcast, "Sleep With Me," lulls listeners to slumberland; and with professors Sharon Bowman, Jennifer Martin and Tiffany Yip about the importance of sleep hygiene, and the effects of reduced sleep on chronic health impacts and productivity.cbsnews.com
Nets' Dinwiddie to have surgery for partially torn right ACL
Brooklyn Nets head coach Steve Nash, right, talks with Spencer Dinwiddie during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Boston Celtics, Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)NEW YORK – Spencer Dinwiddie will have surgery to repair a partially torn ACL in his right knee, an early blow to a Brooklyn Nets team that hoped it had left its injury troubles behind. Dinwiddie was hurt Sunday in Charlotte during the third quarter of the Nets' first loss of the season. The Nets said Monday the guard's surgery was scheduled for next week and further updates would be provided afterward. But they couldn't complete a comeback Sunday in Charlotte, falling 106-104 after Dinwiddie was hurt in the third quarter.
4 more gift ideas for things you can only get in Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Shopping small and shopping local is the name of the game this holiday season. Here are 4 more Ann Arbor gift ideas:FOR THE FOODIEGift cards are always a good go-to, but take your gift-giving to the next level by buying your local friend, family member or loved one dinner. Back in March, Ann Arbor-based organization Save MI Faves made a one-stop-directory for buying gift cards to Ann Arbor and other Michigan businesses and restaurants. FOR THE TEA FANATICWhile coffee shops and cafes get all of the attention, Ann Arbor has a tea-rrific secret, its tea culture. Arbor Teas offers a massive variety of organic and Fair Trade Certified loose leaf teas and teaware.
White nationalist's lawyer wants out of rally violence case
The lawyer, John DiNucci, said Spencer owes him a significant amount of money in legal fees and hasnt been cooperating adequately. Lawyers for victims of the Charlottesville rally violence sued several far-right extremist groups and individuals who participated in the event, which was organized in part to protest the citys planned removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. The lawsuit names Spencer as one of the organizers of the Aug. 12, 2017, rally. On the eve of the rally, Spencer and others marched through the University of Virginias campus, shouting racist and anti-Semitic slogans. Hoppe gave Spencer one week to demonstrate that he can raise money.
Inside one family's coronavirus nightmare at Seattle-area nursing home
Amid a severe shortage of tests nationally - and at Life Care - the home initially tested only those showing symptoms. A discarded glove lies on the street in front of the Life Care Center of Kirkland in Kirkland March 4, 2020. Press liaison Timothy Killian speaks to the media on behalf of the Life Care Center of Kirkland, March 9, 2020. Life Care Center officials said they had no inkling of a coronavirus outbreak until they were informed just after midnight on Feb. 29 of the first positive coronavirus test. She doesnt deserve this.Judie Shape walks in her room at the Life Care Center of Kirkland, March 6, 2020.feeds.reuters.com
Texas man accused of killing grandmother, great-grandmother
On Sunday sheriff's office deputies responding to a call found the body of an unidentified woman stuffed into a large plastic tote behind a shed at an abandoned church in Spring. Spencer said that in an effort to determine if the body was related to the missing persons case, detectives talked to Ramos at the home he'd shared with the two women since moving there from Philadelphia over the summer.chicagotribune.com
Octavia Spencer to receive honor from Producers Guild
LOS ANGELES, CA The Producers Guild of America will honor Octavia Spencer for her work behind-the-camera at its 2020 awards show. Spencer, who was among the producers of last year's best picture Oscar winner "Green Book," will receive the Visionary Award at the Producers Guild Awards on Jan. 18. The honor is meant to celebrate producers who create "inspiring, uplifting stories that add unique value to society and culture." Spencer also served as an executive producer on "Ma," a horror film released earlier this year that gave the Oscar-winning actress her first starring role . Previous recipients of the award include Brad Pitt, Ava DuVernay and "black-ish" creator Kenya Barris.
'GMA' Host Lara Spencer Says She 'Screwed Up' by Mocking Prince George's
"Good Morning America" Lara Spencer is apologizing yet again for mocking Prince George's ballet lessons last week. I have spoken with several members of the dance community over the past few days. As the media was quick to share the sweet news, Spencer seemed to turn her nose at the young royal pursuing dance. Even though her co-hosts laughed with her, the public was much less impressed, with both social media and the dance community quick to condemn her tone, and Spencer's apology Friday wasn't well-received. RELATED STORIES'GMA' Host Lara Spencer Apologizes for Mocking Prince George's Ballet Classes'GMA' Co-Host George Stephanopoulos Reveals Daughter's Battle With ScoliosisDog, 19, Retires From Ballet After 125 Performances in 'The Nutcracker'
'GMA' host apologizes for mocking Prince George ballet interest
KensingtonPalace/Matt Porteous/Twitter via CNN(CNN) - Lara Spencer formerly apologized Monday on "Good Morning America" for her recent comment mocking Prince George's interest in ballet. Controversy arose last week after "GMA" aired a segment that mentioned that the future king of England's favorite activities include ballet lessons. "We'll see how long that lasts," Spencer deadpanned about the 6-year-old's interest before chuckling. Viewer response was swift, with even dance legend Debbie Allen offering a video rebuttal on social media that was posted with the hashtag #boysdancetoo. Wall had earlier shared on social media that Spencer wanted to make amends for her comment.
Lara Spencer apologizes for criticizing Prince George's ballet lessons
NEW YORK (CNN) - "Good Morning America" co-anchor Lara Spencer has apologized after she was accused of making a sexist and stereotypical comment about one of Prince George's favorite pastimes. The controversy arose on Friday after the ABC morning news show aired a segment that mentioned that the future king of England's favorite activities include ballet lessons. Spencer later posted a mea culpa on her Instagram page. "My sincere apologies for an insensitive comment I made in pop news yesterday," she wrote in conjunction with a picture of an open field and outdoor skyline. "From ballet to anything one wants to explore in life, I say GO FOR IT.
'GMA' Host Lara Spencer Apologizes for Mocking Prince George's Ballet Classes
Prince George cant wait to begin ballet classes, and Lara Spencer is regretting ever questioning it. The "Good Morning America" host is apologizing after poking fun at the 6-year-old taking dance classes as a part of his schools curriculum. The controversy began Thursday morning, when Prince Georges curriculum at private school St. Thomas Battersea where he will begin Year Two was revealed, and it included French lessons and weekly ballet practice. As media was quick to report the sweet news, Spencer added her two cents while in conversation with co-hosts George Stephanopoulos and Amy Robach. Details of Georges curriculum have been released, making us all really happy we dont have to do homework anymore, Spencer said sarcastically.
Detroit police seek missing teen last seen on city's west side
DETROIT - Detroit police are looking for a teen girl who was last seen Saturday on the city's west side. Destiny Spencer, 16, walked away from the 8000 block of Hubbell Avenue after her mother picked her up about 2 p.m.Police said Spencer has been missing before, and her mother is concerned for her safety. Spencer has a light complexion with long, black hair and dark brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black Champion T-shirt, blue overalls and black slide sandals. Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call police at 313-596-5240 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.