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Florida maintenance man recorded people in office restrooms, police say 

An office maintenance worker in Florida is accused of putting video cameras inside the building’s restrooms to record people, The Tampa Bay Times reported.

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John Phillip Gibbs, 49, was arrested on nine counts of video voyeurism, a felony, according to Pinellas County jail records. Bail was set at $90,000, according to the arrest report.

The probe began March 2 when police were called to a Pinellas Park office building to investigate a “suspicious incident” inside one of the women’s restrooms, the Times reported. Police found two cameras above the ceiling tiles inside two different women’s restrooms, the newspaper reported. There was video inside the cameras, police said.

Gibbs was captured on some of the videos, police said. Detectives have identified 14 people on video, although some have not been identified yet, the Times reported.

Actor Fred Savage denies assaulting former crew member of 'The Grinder'

Actor Fred Savage is being sued for assault and battery by a former crew member of the Fox show “The Grinder,” The Los Angeles Times reported.

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Youngjoo Hwang filed the suit Wednesday, and 20th Century Fox is also a defendant. She alleges that Savage used aggressive behavior and intimidation tactics toward female employees, the Times reported.

Hwang, who worked in the costume department for the 2015 series, alleged that Savage was hostile toward her during her time on the job, adding that the former star of “The Wonder Years” struck her on the arm three times, the Times reported.

Savage denied the accusations in a statement he released Wednesday. 

“After concluding a thorough investigation, Fox determined that there was absolutely no evidence to support these accusations,” Savage said. “None of her claims could be substantiated because they did not happen.”

“Ms. Hwang alleges that not only did she report Mr. Savage’s conduct to her superiors on the set of ‘The Grinder,’ but other female crew members similarly lodged complaints and reported Mr. Savage’s conduct,” said Hwang’s attorney, Anahita Sedaghatfar.

“Fox takes all allegations of improper conduct very seriously,” the network said in a statement. “We conducted a thorough investigation into these allegations and found no evidence of any wrongdoing on the part of Mr. Savage. We will vigorously defend against these unfounded claims.”

NYC firefighter dies as blaze breaks out on set of Edward Norton film

A veteran New York City firefighter died in a five-alarm blaze on the set of a movie being filmed in Harlem on Thursday, the New York Daily News reported.

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Michael Davidson, 37, who is married and a father of four, died after the fire broke out on the set of “Motherless Brooklyn,” starring and directed by Edward Norton. Davidson, a 15-year veteran who was the nozzle man, arrived with his unit at 10:50 p.m. Tuesday, the Daily News reported.

Davidson was unconscious when firefighters found him, Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said Friday. Davidson died at Harlem Hospital at 12:16 a.m., the Daily News reported.

“This is an awful night. We’ve lost an NYC firefighter. Public briefing shortly at Harlem Hospital. Sick to my stomach,” tweeted Eric Phillips, a spokesman for Mayor Bill de Blasio.

The film location is where the old St. Nick’s Jazz Pub once operated, the New York Post reported.

The movie also stars Bruce Willis, Willem Dafoe and Alec Baldwin.

The film crew was setting up to shoot outside the five-story building when Norton spotted smoke coming from the basement and alerted a nearby policeman, the Post reported.

Two firefighters were seriously injured and are being treated at Weill Cornell Burn Center. Three other people suffered minor injuries, Nigro said.

“Our entire department, our entire city mourns this horrific loss of a very brave firefighter,” Nigro said. “Our hearts and our prayers go out to his family and may God rest his soul.”

The film's producers issued a statement saying, "Our deepest condolences to the family of Michael R. Davidson. A fire broke out tonight in the building where we were shooting our film. Our production was towards the end of our working day and had dozens of people working on site, when our crew noticed that smoke was coming into our set and into other parts of the building from below us. As soon as we noticed smoke coming up into our set, our crew immediately alerted the fire department and began alerting residents of the building even as we evacuated our cast and crew. 

"To our great sorrow, we now know that a NYC firefighter lost his life battling the blaze that grew, and our hearts ache in solidarity with his family. “

Former mayor of California city arrested for violating protective order

The former mayor of a California city was arrested Thursday for violating the terms of a protective order issued against him, KTXL reported.

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Anthony Ray Silva, 43, who was the mayor of Stockton, faces charges of being in possession of a registered gun at his home. The protective order, issued by Amador County, mandated that he was ineligible to own a gun, KTXL reported.

“Mr. Silva was unaware of this legal restriction and was in possession of legally registered weapon,” Silva’s attorney, Allen Sawyer, said in a statement. “That is the basis of his arrest."

Arrest records show that Silva was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail.

Silva reached a plea deal last August after facing misdemeanor charges that he illegally recorded a game of strip poker played among teenage camp counselors at his Stockton kids camp in Amador County in 2015 and contributed to the delinquency of minors by providing alcohol to them, KTXL reported.

Tennessee man cleared of conviction after 31 years in prison awarded $1 million

A Tennessee man cleared of a rape and burglary conviction after spending 31 years in prison was awarded $1 million by the Tennessee Board of Claims, The Tennessean reported.

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Lawrence McKinney, 61, was awarded the cash after a unanimous vote by the board. He was released from prison in 2009 because of new DNA evidence that cleared him of rape and burglary charges handed down in Memphis in 1978.

McKinney will receive $353,000 up front to pay his attorney fees and debts and also to buy a vehicle, the Tennessean reported. The remaining $647,000 will be distributed in a monthly annuity that will pay McKinney $3,350 per month for life beginning on May 1, the newspaper reported. 

The payment is guaranteed for a minimum of 10 years. If McKinney should die within that span, the balance will be paid to his wife, or his estate if she also does not survive, the Tennessean reported.

The $1 million award is the maximum amount the board was allowed to allot for McKinney. Gov. Bill Haslam granted an executive exoneration to McKinney in December.

“We want to thank the board and the governor for standing by this man and seeing that justice was done,” said David Raybin, one of McKinney’s attorneys. "No amount of money can compensate somebody for that long a time (for wrongful imprisonment), but it's the statement that it makes that is important as well …”

Airline crew member caught with 9 pounds of cocaine taped to legs

Federal agents arrested a crew member of Fly Jamaica Airways for allegedly attempting to smuggle bags of cocaine into the United States by taping them to his legs, according to a statement by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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On March 17, the man was taken to a private search room at JFK International Airport, CNN reported. The flight had arrived in New York from Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Agents said they found four packages taped to his legs, with nine pounds of cocaine with a reported street value of $160,000, CNN reported.

The man has been charged with federal narcotics smuggling, CNN reported. He will be prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Protesters delay start of NBA game over fatal shooting by Sacramento police

Protesters in Sacramento, California, blocked the entrance to an arena where an NBA game was scheduled Thursday night, CNN reported.

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People holding signs such as “Shut it down!” outside the Golden1 Center demonstrated against Sunday’s fatal shooting of Stephon Clark, ESPN reported.

Clark, 22, an unarmed black man, was shot by police in his grandmother’s backyard, CNN reported.

The protesters delayed the start of the game for about 20 minutes, chanting “Black Lives Matter,” ESPN reported.

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Police officials said the officers who fired at Clark believed he had a gun, CNN reported. Investigators said they did not find a weapon, only a cell phone.

The Kings defeated the Atlanta Hawks 105-90 in a nearly empty arena, ESPN reported. There were no arrests.

After the game, Kings owner Vivek Ranadive addressed the fans who did make it into the arena, expressing sympathies to Clark’s family.

"We are so very sorry for your loss,'' Ranadive said. "We at the Kings recognize people's abilities to protest peacefully, and we respect that. We here at the Kings realize that we have a big platform. It's a privilege but it's also a responsibility. It's a responsibility that we take very seriously, and we stand here before you, old, young, black, white, brown, and we are all united in our commitment.

"We recognize that it is not just business as usual, and we are going to work really hard to bring everybody together to make the world a better place, starting in our own community. We are going to work really hard to prevent this kind of tragedy from happening again.''

Florida girl says she should be allowed to play on boys' flag football team

A group of Florida junior high school students lost their final flag football game of the season Thursday, but they won an equal opportunity fight for boys and girls.

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Forget powder puff. Armoni Peppers knows how to play with the boys.

"She's awesome. I love her," coach Bobby Burke said. "She's aggressive. She can catch."

Peppers tried out for Brevard County’s Odyssey Charter School's junior high flag football team and made it.

"It makes me feel good, and also, it gives me muscle mass and stuff," the seventh-grader said.

But after several games, the Space Coast Christian Athletic Association told her that girls can't play on the team.

"At first, I was, like, kind of sad," she said.

"She was very upset. She was crying," Kimberly Peppers-Coney said. "I said, 'We're going to work on this.'"

The 12-year-old walked up to her final game Thursday in uniform, but the league's athletic director told her that she couldn't go on the field.

The athletic director declined an on-camera interview, but said that two years ago, the association voted to make football a boys-only sport and volleyball a girls-only sport.

"If they established that, I was never told that," Burke said. "The actual A.D. of our school didn't know that."

The league's athletic director said the rule keeps girls from being grabbed in their genitals or losing their pants by accident.

"That should be my decision," Peppers-Coney said. "I keep her fully dressed. She wears another outfit underneath her uniform."

The uniforms that the Pepper family wore Thursday carried a clear message -- and it worked, because the opposing team's coach gave the OK and the league let Armoni play.

"I think with the presence of having us here and the media they have allowed her to play today," Peppers-Coney said.

Next season is up in the air for now, but Armoni's dreams go far beyond the field.

"Flag pulling is easy," she said. "But, like, tackling -- I could do that easier."

Peppers plays like a girl -- one without limits.

"It doesn't matter if boys are better," she said. "If you like it and you want to do it, then you can go out and do it. You can accomplish anything when you put your mind to it basically."

Senate approves $1.3 trillion spending bill

The Senate approved a $1.3 trillion spending measure early Friday morning, The New York Times reported.

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The Senate voted 65-32 in favor of the measure, which will keep the federal government open through September;

On Thursday, the House passed the bill by a 256-167 margin.

The measure, which was 2,232 pages in length, was passed less than 24 hours after it had been introduced, the Times reported.

The bill now goes to President Donald Trump for his approval.

The legislation will increase funding for the military and more domestic spending, CNN reported.

The spending package also includes money to fight the opioid epidemic and fund more than $21 billion in infrastructure projects, CNN reported.

The bill does not address the fate of young immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children and have been shielded from deportation by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, the Times reported.

Tennessee woman allegedly opens fire on woman in church parking lot

A Tennessee woman is in custody after she allegedly fired shots at another woman who was dropping off her child.

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Freddrica Blair is charged with reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon and unlawful possession of a weapon, Memphis police said.

Police said Blair shot twice into the air at the Abundant Grace Fellowship church parking lot, while her other toddler was in the backseat of her nearby car.

The whole scene played out less than 100 yards away from high-ranking Memphis Police Department officers and a television crew, who were at the Whitehaven church for a juvenile justice workshop.

Officers said they overheard an argument taking place on the southeast side of the church parking lot. The argument quickly escalated to a shooting, police said.

After the verbal altercation, Blair allegedly got out with a gun, started screaming and fired two shots into the air in the direction of the woman, her child’s father, and her other child.

“We were here for a community event and we heard a gunshot, got out of the car, and turned around to see what it was. (I) heard another gunshot, then saw a lady with a gun in her hand,” Lt. Col. Jeff Tow said. “I immediately went over there, pulled her out of the car, got the gun.”

One of Blair's children was with the other woman at the nearby car wash, alongside the child’s father. Apparently, a drop-off was supposed to happen, police said.

The mother with the gun had a girl in the backseat of her car.

Police reports said another woman was trying to apologize for previous encounters with the child.

The victim refused to prosecute and filled out a refusal form. 

“You could tell that she knew she had made a mistake," Tow said.

Police said Blair placed the handgun behind the driver's seat of the vehicle when officers approached the car.

After securing the gun and the child, Tow gave Blair a stern lecture.

“She got a fatherly discussion for me as well,” he said.

The two children were picked up by a relative. It is unclear if the Department of Child Services will get involved.

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