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  1. WILLINGBORO, N.J. (CBS) – Police have charged Terrance Matthews in the killing of his ex-girlfriend’s grandmother and 9-year-old brother in Willingboro. Before his arrest on Thursday afternoon, Matthews led Camden County Police on a high-speed chase while live-streaming on Facebook until he crashed his car into a pole. The Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office announced that 23-year-old Matthews has been charged with two counts of murder, one count of kidnapping and other charges after killing 68-year-old Jennifer Vassell and her grandson 9-year-old Ishon Mathiln Jr. on Wednesday evening. Police were dispatched to the Wawa store on Springside Road for a report of a woman in distress just after 10 a.m. on Thursday. When Matthews’ ex-girlfriend told an employee that Matthews had killed her family, he fled the store. Both victims were found around 2 p.m. Thursday, with multiple stab wounds and Ishon appears to have been drowned in a bathtub inside a house on the 100 block of Eastbrook Lane. Investigators say Matthews murdered the victims on Wednesday evening while his ex-girlfriend was at work and when she returned, he held her hostage throughout the night. Prosecutors believe the motive for the murders stems from an argument Matthews had with his ex-girlfriend earlier in the day. Matthews then apparently thought it was a good idea to stream his Camden County police pursuit live on Facebook Thursday afternoon. Credit: CBS3 Moments after he unbuckled his seatbelt, he crashed his white Toyota Scion. “I saw guns drawn and a guy running down the street,” a witness said. Camden County spokesperson Dan Keashon says Matthews then assaulted an officer before being arrested by police. “Ran into a neighbor’s yard, apprehended him. They tased him twice,” the witness said. (Credit: CBS3) “My heart goes out to them, my prayers go out to them. The whole idea that this life and their lives have been snuffed out, I mean words can’t begin to speak to that,” neighbor Titus Welcome said. Police taped off an entire section of the neighborhood. Detectives collected evidence from inside the home as those living nearby returned home from work to find the large crime scene.
  2. Terrance Matthews, 23, fatally stabbed his ex-girlfriend's grandmother and little brother Wednesday before holding leading them on a high-speed chase. has been charged with two counts of murder, two counts of kidnapping and multiple weapon-related offenses in the Wednesday night stabbing deaths of Jennifer Vassell, 68, and Ishon 'IJ' Mathiln Jr., 9.
  3. Jennifer Aniston made a splash in Mexico on Wednesday. The "Friends" star, 50, was on vacation in Cabo San Lucas, celebrating her best friend and former co-star Courteney Cox's 55th birthday and donned a black and turquoise bikini as she got some sun. Also on the girls-only trip were Mary McCormack, Kristin Hahn and Jason Bateman's wife, Amanda Anka. Jennifer Aniston shows off her toned bikini body while in Cabo celebrating Courteney Cox's 55th birthday with their entourage (BackGrid) A few days before the trip, Cox posted a photo on social media with their other "Friends" co-star, Lisa Kudrow. “How lucky am I to celebrate my birthday with these two??? I love you girls. So much," she wrote. Cabo is one of Aniston's favorite vacation destinations. In February, she celebrated her 50th birthday with a trip but plans were slightly delayed when her private jet lost its wheel and couldn't land. Aniston is relaxing after a busy press tour promoting her latest movie on Netflix, "Murder Mystery," which just broke a streaming record. According to a tweet from Netflix, "30,869,863 accounts watched 'Murder Mystery' in its first 3 days - the biggest opening weekend ever for a Netflix Film. 13,374,914 accounts in the US and Canada, and 17,494,949 more worldwide. The entertainer also has another TV series in the works, "The Morning Show" on Apple TV+, which co-stars Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell. She revealed on "The Talk" in mid-June that everyone on the set had a crush on Carell. "He's like a silver fox now," Aniston explained. "And he just came in and no one expected, you know... everybody was so cute, and he's so shy and fantastic. He's just better with age, it's amazing."
  4. A Florida man was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Friday for dismembering his father's dead body, but was found not guilty of murder in the crime. James "Jimmy" Scandirito, 50, of Boca Raton, was found guilty of "abuse of a dead body" after allegedly cutting up the corpse of his father, 74-year-old James "Skip" Scandirito. The younger Scandirito was sentenced roughly a year after his father was found buried and dismembered underneath the Ocean Breeze Golf Club in Boca Raton. When handing out the sentence, Judge John Kastrenakes said Scandirito was unremorseful and tried to obstruct the investigation, according to the Palm Beach Post. James had originally told police his dad went on a kayaking trip and never returned, but officers followed the younger Scandirito to the golf course in March of last year, where they uncovered Skip's upper and lower torso. Police accused James of killing his father on March 28, 2018, putting his body parts in trash bags, sealing them with duct tape and burying them at the closed golf course. During the trial, Scandirito said he found his father motionless in the living room on a pile of cocaine. Scared, he said he began cutting up the body and finding ways to dispose of it. “It was one bad decision, and another bad decision, and a stupid decision, and a horrible decision,” Scandirito testified, according to the Palm Beach Post. “It just kept snowballing.” Prosecutors said Scandirito hacked up his dad for inheritance money because he wasn't doing well financially. They asked for the maximum sentence of 15 years in prison. “The only thing he has shown is that he wants to avoid responsibility for what he did,” Assistant State Attorney John Parnofiello told the court. “It is truly an atrocious thing that he’s done. It is an act that cries out for the maximum sentence.” The defense team for Scandirito argued his need for drug-abuse treatment, not a prison term. “He has never had treatment for the issues that have plagued is life,” Assistant Public Defender Elizabeth Ramsey said. “He is a man that can be reasoned with. He is a man who can learn. The appropriate sentence is to give him the opportunity to be rehabilitated.” The Judge also handed Scandirito a $10,000 fine and a hearing is scheduled for Aug. 16 to determine if he's responsible for paying the cost of the investigation.
  5. HBO host Bill Maher argued on Friday that there was a good chance former Vice President Joe Biden would ruin a 2020 bid and that talk show empress Oprah Winfrey was the only sure bet for beating the president. "The only person who is a sure thing is Oprah Winfrey," Maher said before emphasizing the importance of celebrity in American politics. Later in his monologue he said, "I am telling you that at this particular moment in history, in this particular election year, she is the only candidate who is a sure thing winner for the Democrats." He argued that Oprah "checks all the boxes" needed to beat Trump: she would energize the African American base, galvanize women, and wouldn't "scare" white men. "If Oprah's running, don't get in the way of women on election day or you'll be seeing the color purple," Maher said in a play off of one of Winfrey's movies. He went on to argue that like President Trump, Winfrey had the advantage of being in people's living rooms for decades. "This is now a 'as seen on TV kind of country,'" Maher asserted. At the beginning of that segment, Maher ran through a list of leading Democratic candidates and ticked off reasons why they faced questionable prospects in a general election against Trump. "I like Joe," Maher said, referring to the frontrunner, "but if we give him the keys, there's at least a 50 percent chance he gets in the car and mows down a farmer's market." Speculation has swirled around Winfrey for a potential 2020 run, although she has made it clear that she wasn't interested in the fight. “I know my path and my path isn’t that,” she said in April.
  6. President Trump announced Saturday that a planned mass roundup of illegal immigrantsby Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is being delayed for two weeks, in the hope that a bipartisan solution to the border crisis can be reached. “At the request of Democrats, I have delayed the Illegal Immigration Removal Process (Deportation) for two weeks to see if the Democrats and Republicans can get together and work out a solution to the Asylum and Loophole problems at the Southern Border,” he tweeted. 14.4K people are talking about this “If not, Deportations start!” he added. The Washington Post reported Friday that ICE was expected to target 2,000 families in up to 10 cities across the U.S., after Trump had announced earlier this week that ICE will “begin the process of removing millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States.” ICE said in a statement Friday that “due to law-enforcement sensitivities and the safety and security of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement personnel, the agency will not offer specific details related to enforcement operations.” However, it said that ICE prioritizes arresting and removing those illegal immigrants “who pose a threat to national security, public safety and border security.” Despite fierce opposition from local Democratic politicians in targeted cities, Trump had stood by the plan earlier Saturday, saying that "everybody who came into the country illegally will be brought out of the country very legally." He also dismissed the Democratic opposition on Saturday, saying they were mostly "high crime" cities. "Well some cities are going to fight it. But if you notice they're generally high crime cities, if you look at Chicago they're fighting it. If you look at other cities they're fighting it. Many of those cities are high crime cities and they're sanctuary cities," he said. It was not immediately clear what form the negotiations would take, but the postponement comes amid an escalating crisis at the border, with more than 140,000 migrants encountered or apprehended at the border in May. Earlier this month, Trump announced that he had secured a deal with Mexico that would see the U.S. expand its policy of returning asylum applicants to Mexico while claims are processed, instead of applicants being released into the U.S. The Senate Appropriations Committee this week approved Trump's $4.6 billion request for funding to tackle the humanitarian crisis, but only after the inclusion of a provision that blocks money from being diverted to funding for a wall on the border, and after Republicans dropped a request for more detention beds.
  7. GUEST - Laura Adams, safety analyst at DriversEd.com, is available to discuss the study in detail and to encourage taking the #PhoneDown pledge. Study: 55% of Drivers Admit to Checking Social Media While Driving –‘Distracted Driving and Social Media’ Report Unveils Disturbing Data on Behind-the-Wheel Facebook Use, YouTube Watching and Video Recording, Plus Distracted Uber Driving– AUSTIN, Texas (March 28, 2019)—Ahead of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, which kicks off April 1, DriversEd.com, the leading online driving school, today released its 2019 Distracted Driving and Social Media Report. The study, which was conducted by DriversEd.com as a follow-up to its more broadly focused 2018 Distracted Driving in America Report, hones in on behind-the-wheel social media checking, video watching and video recording, providing insight on the current state—and dangers—of distracted driving and social media use. Survey data found that 55% of U.S. drivers admit to checking social media while behind the wheel. Meanwhile, 68% of Americans say they have caught their driver checking social media, and 35% say they have caught their driver watching a video. “There’s no way around it: the data is startling. I wish I could say the solution is as simple as parents talking to their teen drivers about the dangers of distracted driving. But parents are also the ones checking their Facebook, watching YouTube videos and recording Instagram videos,” said Laura Adams, safety and education analyst at DriversEd.com. “We are in an ever-growing distracted driving crisis, and the consequences are deadly.” “For many drivers, health and safety takes a backseat to their likes and shares,” added Adams. Among the study’s findings: · SOCIAL MEDIA: 30% of drivers say they have checked Facebook while behind the wheel, as 20% say they have checked Instagram and 17% say they have checked Snapchat. · VIDEO WATCHING: 26% of drivers say they have watched videos on their phone while behind the wheel, as 14% say they have watched Facebook videos, 12% say they have watched YouTube videos, 9% say they have watched Instagram videos and 9% say they have watched Snapchat videos. · VIDEO RECORDING: 25% of drivers say they have recorded a video while behind the wheel. · UBER AND LYFT: 19% of Americans say they have noticed their Uber, Lyft or other rideshare driver checking social media. “Stuck in traffic. Waiting at a stop sign. Stopped at a red light. These are all situations where many drivers think it’s safe to send that text or scroll through their social feed—but the realities of the road say otherwise,” said Adams. “Pedestrian deaths, which are currently at a 30-year high, often occur at intersections and crosswalks as the result of a driver being distracted. “There are many tips and techniques that drivers can implement in order to counter distracted driving. However, the first—and often most difficult—step for any driver is acknowledgement of the problem. After that comes the solutions. At DriversEd.com, we are committed to spreading awareness of this perilous issue and educating people on safe, smart driving behaviors, which include putting your phone away while behind the wheel.” DriversEd.com’s full report—which includes additional data, insights and analysis—is available at https://driversed.com/trending/pledge-put-your-phonedown-during-distracted-driving-awareness-month. Methodology The survey was conducted online using Survey Monkey. One thousand twenty nine participants were polled, spanning across the United States, with the U.S. driving population represented by the 943 respondents who, before completing the survey, answered that they have a driver’s license. Of those 943 respondents, 522 answered that, while behind the wheel, they have checked social media while either at a red light, at a stop sign, stuck in traffic or moving on the road. Those 522 respondents represent drivers who admit to checking social media while driving. The demographics of those polled represented a broad range of household income, geographic location, age, and gender. About DriversEd.com DriversEd.com is the #1 online driving school—with courses offered directly, through partners and through some of the largest schools in the country. As the industry leader in teaching defensive driving, DriversEd.com is the premier destination for online driver education, and the go-to resource for driving safety-related tips, news and strategies. The site offers comprehensive solutions, including online driver’s education, in-car driving lessons, traffic school, insurance, telematics and more. DriversEd.com’s tools are geared towards developing safe, confident drivers well-prepared for a lifetime of safe driving. Visit the DriversEd.com website, and connect with DriversEd.com on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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