New Cosby Accusers Push List Near 50

Three more women are accusing Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting them.  They include two actresses and a flight attendant.  This pushes the number of women who claim the legendary comedian assaulted them to 49.

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby

Attorney Gloria Allred introduced former actresses Linda Ridgeway Whitedeer and Eden Tirl, and former flight attendant Colleen Hughes, at a press conference in her Los Angeles office yesterday.  Cosby continues to deny the women’s claims.

Freddie Bell Emcees Volunteer/Caregiver Event

I was at the Heritage Park Service Center last night as several people were honored for their service to caregivers and to the community.

KFC Introducing Pink, Black Sandwiches KFC in China is stepping out of the box to up its sales — by introducing its new pink and black sandwiches.  This week, the fast-food chain released its new “Rose Cheese Chicken Leg Burger,” featuring a rose pink bun.  If that isn’t appetizing enough, they also released its “Black Diamond Bacon Spicy Chicken Leg Burger” with yes, a pitch-black bun.  The restaurant says the move is meant to improve business with the promotion, since their sales in China have fallen ten-percent within the last quarter.

Two Sections of First Avenue Ceiling Collapses

Several people are recovering after part of the ceiling collapsed at legendary Minneapolis nightclub First Avenue. Fire officials say the collapse happened last night during a Theory of a Deadman concert. Three people were sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The National Association of Black Journalists were at that facilities for parties just last week.

A Passing

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is mourning the loss of his father. Bill Zimmer died Tuesday in Florida. He was a long time football and wrestling coach in Lockport. Zimmer left training camp last week to visit his father who was in poor health.

President Carter Has Cancer

Former President Jimmy Carter is being treated for cancer. In a statement yesterday, Carter said recent liver surgery revealed that he has cancer, and that it has spread. He said more information will be released when more facts are known, possibly by next week. Carter is 90 years old.

Major Explosion in China

The death toll is climbing after two huge explosions at a Chinese warehouse.  The state-run news agency says 44 people are dead, including a dozen firefighters, and hundreds are injured.  The explosions are in the northeast China city of Tianjin, one of the world’s busiest ports.