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ABC President Forced To Resign As ‘The Connors’ Ratings Plunge

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Channing Dungey, the initial African-American lady to end up being head of state of ABC, has actually been required to surrender amidst decreasing rankings on ‘The Connors’ TELEVISION program.

It was Dungey that determined to terminate the widely prominent “Roseanne” adhering to the celebrity’s debatable tweet in Might as well as her recurring show and tell of assistance for Head of state Trump.

Westernjournal.com records: Dungey, called head of state in 2016, protected her choice to terminate the prominent program by claiming, “Roseanne’s Twitter declaration is abhorrent, repugnant as well as irregular with our worths, as well as we have actually chosen to terminate her program.”.

An offshoot of “Roseanne” debuted last month under the title of “The Conners,” with the Roseanne personality having actually been drawn up of the program because of an unexpected medicine overdose.

The rankings were commendable for its Oct. 16 launching– most likely from followers that wondered concerning just how Roseanne’s fatality played out on the program– however have actually remained to decrease as the initial “Roseanne” fanbase has actually steered clear of from the program.

Absolutely nothing spells a problem for a network program like a constant disintegration of audiences every week. It suggests individuals do not such as the program sufficient to trouble returning for even more.

As well as when rankings decrease, so do advertising and marketing bucks. Consequently, MSN.com reports that primary celebrities of the collection, Laurie Metcalf as well as John Goodman, are most likely most likely to be asked to take pay cuts.

Great deals of brand-new programs are terminated each period, however following the sudden autumn from the record-setting rankings for “Roseanne’s” rebirth in March to its termination in Might to the fast failing of “The Conners,” Dungey has actually surrendered her setting.

” I’m exceptionally happy with what the group as well as I have actually completed throughout the years, as well as all the significant as well as impactful programs we have actually established,” Dungey stated in a declaration revealing her resignation. “This work has actually been the emphasize of my profession. While I have actually liked every minute as well as understood I can call ABC house for several years to find, I’m delighted to take on brand-new obstacles.”.

Although no main line has actually been attracted linking the termination of “Roseanne” as well as Dungey’s separation, the chilly fact is that network tv is an exceptionally affordable sector. Poor Public Relations as well as reduced rankings can bring about execs being motivated to surrender, otherwise flat-out being ended, after extremely brief periods.

In a situation of “woulda, coulda, shoulda,” it is very easy to hypothesize just how points can have gotten on much in a different way for ABC, Dungey, Barr as well as the program’s actors as well as team had actually the scenario been taken care of in a different way.

Rather than weaponizing a “bigotry” insurance claim versus the network’s profitable celebrity, Barr’s apology can have been approved as well as a suspension or various other fine can have been enforced to maintain the program going, while taking whatever stand the network really felt was required from a Public Relations viewpoint.

While some marketers might have caved to harassing methods from the left, others likely would have stayed taking into account the program’s faithful following. That would certainly have assisted protect help the actors as well as team, that currently deal with joblessness because of the virtually unavoidable destiny that waits for “The Conners.”.

A much-hyped, prominent program for ABC is passing away a sluggish, agonizing as well as unneeded fatality, because of a pavlovian response by Dungey 6 months earlier as well as the fast use a “bigotry” fee to basically blacklist the profession of a prominent celebrity. A number of the program’s followers connected ABC’s fast shooting of Barr to her assistance for Head of state Donald Trump.

Dungey’s departure might be far too late to make the scenario right with Barr or her followers. However the scenario with “Roseanne” as well as “The Conners” isn’t the only imperfection of her period at the network.

Dungey likewise terminated “Last Guy Standing,” the Tim Allen comedy that was a massive hit amongst traditional audiences. The program has actually considering that been grabbed by Fox as well as continues to be a scores success.

The New york city Times kept in mind that Dungey likewise shed prominent program makers Shonda Rimes (” Grey’s Makeup”) as well as Kenya Barrish (” Black-ish”) to Netflix. At the same time, ABC remains in last location amongst the 4 significant networks in prime-time rankings.

Dungey will certainly be changed by Karey Burke, a programs exec from Freeform, the cord network had by ABC. It will certainly interest see if Burke will certainly make an initiative to develop programs that interest traditionalists as opposed to villainizing them.

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Simone Biles defends her love for Imo’s Pizza on Jimmy Kimmel Live

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ST. LOUIS – While gymnast Simone Biles was on Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday night promoting her Athleta Presents Gold Over America Tour she talked about how much she loves Imo’s Pizza.

“Provel is the best,” Biles said.

“Provel is the world’s most disgusting cheese,” Kimmel said.

Now, Kimmel’s wife is from St. Louis and Biles’ boyfriend Texans DB Jonathan Owens is also from St. Louis, but Biles and Kimmel have opposing opinions of the Gateway City’s staple.

Biles eats pizza after every competition and after every Gold Over America show.

“That’s usually the only thing open, but good thing it’s my favorite food,” she said.

When the Gymnastics Olympic Trials were held in St. Louis in June, Biles made sure to get some Imo’s Pizza.

“These people are very nice people, but like provel is like to provolone what Velveeta is to cheddar,” Kimmel said.

“I don’t discriminate against cheese,” Biles said.

She said it is a perfect 10.

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Lanes reopen after accident closes 270 northbound before 64

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UPDATE: Northbound 270 is now open.

ST. LOUIS – Four left lanes of 270 northbound are closed before I-64 due to an accident, according to MoDOT.

Motorists should use an alternate route.

MoDOT originally said the estimated clearance time was 11:50 a.m. They sent out an updated tweet saying the estimated clearance time is now 12:50 p.m.

FOX 2 will continue to update this story with more information as it becomes available.

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WATCH: Processional for fallen Independence Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans

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WATCH: Processional for fallen Independence Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A fallen Independence police officer will be laid to rest on Friday, with family, friends and the law enforcement community coming together to remember Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans, who was killed in the line of duty on Sept. 15.

Visitation was Thursday night, with the funeral scheduled at Community of Christ auditorium on Friday afternoon, and a procession leading Madrid-Evans to his final resting place at Mt. Washington Cemetery.

If you wish to pay your respect to the officer, you can line the streets with signs and flags to greet the funeral procession as they take Madrid-Evans to the cemetery.

Here’s the route they’re taking on Friday:

  • The procession will leave the Community of Christ Auditorium and head east on West Walnut Street.
  • From East Walnut Street, the route will turn north on South Memorial Drive .
  • Then, the procession will drive west on East Truman Road.
  • From East Truman Road, the route goes north on South Arlington Street into East Winner Road.
  • Then, the procession will drive west on US 24 Hwy to South Brookside Avenue and then south, where the procession ends at the Mt. Washington Cemetery just south of the intersection.

Family, friends, and officers from all over came to Independence to offer their condolences to the family of Madrid-Evans on Thursday.

The visitation at the Community of Christ Church last night lasted several hours as many wanted to pay their respects. The 22-year-old had just graduated the police academy and was excited to serve and protect.

He had 18 shifts under his belt and was still in training when he lost his life in the line of duty. While checking a house last Wednesday after a report of a wanted man in the area, that suspect opened fire and killed Madrid-Evans.

His training officer returned fire and killed the suspect. This death rocked the Independence Police Department. They hadn’t lost an officer in the line of duty to gunfire since 2001.

The fact he died so young, and with so much potential, is why many are struggling with this loss.

“It’s a bad time for all of us at the department. I’m feeling mixed emotions. A really sad thing that came out of this for someone that’s 22 to lose their life with our department,” Officer Jack Taylor said.

The funeral starts at 11 a.m. Afterwards, Madrid-Evans’ casket will be placed in an ambulance and taken from the church past the Independence police station, and then on to the cemetery.

The public is invited to stand along the funeral procession route streets and hold signs or flags to show support for the young officer, his loved ones, and the law enforcement community.

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Teddy Bridgewater’s leadership approach has made positive impact on Broncos: “He knows what it takes”

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Broncos up-down drill: Highs and lows for Denver against the Jaguars

Moments after losing a red zone fumble and dropping a touchdown pass, respectively, second-year Broncos Albert Okwuegbunam and KJ Hamler received sideline pep talks from quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

Shortly after he fell to the turf with an aggravated ankle injury, outside linebacker Bradley Chubb looked up and saw Bridgewater, who left the bench, offering support.D

During or after every quarterback meeting, any player who wants to go over any aspect of the game plan finds a willing partner in Bridgewater.

“He knows what it takes; he’s seen what it takes,” running back Melvin Gordon said.

And what this Broncos offense, in a five-year slump and young throughout the depth chart, has needed is Bridgewater’s steady play/work ethic and consistent voice.

Businesses worldwide participate in “Ted Talks.” The Broncos, 2-0 entering Sunday’s home opener against the New York Jets, have “Teddy Talks.”

Bridgewater’s tone is low-octave and high-impact. The message: It is all about the team and winning.

“Dialogue and little conversations are my ways of trying to lead,” he said.

That approach has resonated.

“Just a fun-loving, very cool, calm, collected guy and he just wants to win games,” receiver Tim Patrick said.

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2,000-mile kayak trip of Missouri River ends soon for environmental activist

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An organizer for the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign has paddled his kayak for more than 60 days now in order to draw attention to climate change.

Graham Jordison started his 2,341 mile paddle on July 19 on the Missouri River in Three Forks, Montana. His paddle will end in St. Louis in the next few days. As of 1:00 p.m. Thursday, Jordison was in Saline County, Missouri. He approximately paddles 35 miles daily.

Jordison’s Facebook post also gave links to a GoFundMe page and a GPS findmespot.

Jordison wrote on the GoFundMe page, “I’m taking this life changing adventure in partnership with the Sierra Club to raise awareness about the work we do to protect the environment.”

He also said he wants his journey to benefit his hometown, Lincoln, Nebraska, and has set a goal to “raise at least one dollar for every mile that [he] paddles.” He said the money will go to Blue Stem Sierra Club Group and Indian Center Inc.

Jordison chose to kayak the Missouri River because 12 coal power plants are located along it. Throughout his journey, he has been documenting the coal plants and educating the community on environmental issues.

Six other kayakers are making the trip with Jordison.

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Police make an arrest in connection to stolen catalytic converters in Maryland Heights

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Police make an arrest in connection to stolen catalytic converters in Maryland Heights

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo – The Maryland Heights Police Department (MHPD) has announced an arrest in relation to a surge in stolen catalytic converters.

Police say that a number of vehicles had the car part stolen in public parking lots including a city owned vehicle and many post office vehicles.

MHPD says on Sept. 22, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. they conducted a traffic stop in which the officer recognized the vehicle for its connection to the thefts.

Police say the occupants were arrested and interviewed after the officer saw blades and two catalytic converters in the vehicle.

MHPD says the interview led them to an apartment in which officers found 39 catalytic converters. One suspect confirmed that 36 were stolen in Maryland Heights.

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Passenger on JetBlue flight tried to storm cockpit, choke flight attendant with necktie, FBI says

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BOSTON (WPRI/NEXSTAR) — A passenger on a JetBlue flight is facing federal charges after allegedly choking a flight attendant and trying to enter the cockpit on a recent flight, according to an FBI affidavit.

The flight, which originated in Boston, was about an hour out from landing in Puerto Rico when the attack occurred Wednesday.

Investigators say the passenger, identified as Khalil El Dahr in an FBI affidavit obtained by The Daily Beast, became agitated when he was unable to make a call on his cell phone. A short while afterward, he ran toward the front of the plane yelling that he wanted to be shot, according to information obtained by an FBI investigator.

A flight attendant was able to intervene before El Dahr reached the cockpit door, per the affidavit. A member of the flight crew then opened the door to the flight deck, at which point El Dahr began again demanding to be shot.

The man also began choking the flight attendant attempting to keep him away from the cockpit by grabbing and pulling on the crew member’s tie.

Several crew members were eventually able to restrain the man using seat belt extenders and, as one witness noted, the very tie that belonged to the flight attendant, which was fastened around the man’s ankles.

The passenger now faces charges of interfering with a flight crew, according to the affidavit.

A representative for the San Juan field office of the FBI confirmed the incident but could not disclose additional details.

The Federal Aviation Administration said this week that the number of incidents involving unruly passengers was still “too high” despite dropping sharply amid the FAA’s announcement of a “zero-tolerance” policy, first enacted in January.

“Our work is having an impact and the trend is moving in the right direction. But we need the progress to continue. This remains a serious safety threat, and one incident is one too many,” FAA Administrator Steve Dickson said in a news release issued Thursday.

The FAA further said that reports of unruly passengers were still coming in at twice the rate they were reported at the end of 2020. Since January 2021, the agency has received reports of at least 4,385 such incidents, the majority of which involve passengers refusing to comply with mask mandates.

The FAA has also proposed over $1,100,000 in civil penalties (collectively) against some of those disruptive passengers since enacting its zero-tolerance policy.

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SLU doctor amasses 350k followers on hilarious TikTok account

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ST. LOIUS – Dr. Benjamin Schmidt is a GI fellow at the SLU School of Medicine and he decided to combine his passion for film making and his career as a doctor to make some videos about being a doctor and educate people about all kinds of things.

Dr. Schmidt explained his inspiration to join TikTok out on the Lakeside Renovation and Design Weather Deck.

He has 350,000 TikTok followers and works to humanize doctors.

Click here to check out more of his videos.

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Getting ahead of the curve: A proactive approach to downsizing leads to a seamless sale in a great market

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Getting ahead of the curve: A proactive approach to downsizing leads to a seamless sale in a great market

Gene and Dorothy Lomme have a spacious, appealing ranch with a 3-car garage in one of the nicest neighborhoods in Centennial. The pair are in good enough health to keep enjoying it—but this weekend, they’re putting it on the market with help from their Realtors, The Steller Group.

“The kids are asking, ‘Who’s going to have Christmas?,’” says Dorothy Lomme.

“We love it so much,” she adds. Nevertheless, the couple started looking at retirement communities three years ago and were prompted along when she took a spill and broke her hip.

The Lommes, married 65 years, are off to Wind Crest, a senior living community in Highlands Ranch. The pair carefully studied the options there, taking note of the fact that unit availabilities in Wind Crest and other senior communities can’t be taken for granted in this market—something that’s urged them to move now, rather than wait.

Steller agent Blair Bryant says the market couldn’t be better for sellers than it looks to be this fall.

“Last weekend, the level of activity reminded me of last spring,” Bryant says. The lull that agents had talked about during midsummer never really brought anything close to a balanced market, and home inventory in the Denver area has now dropped beneath a paltry 2,000 available homes.

“People are having to compete for homes,” he adds. That looks all the more competitive in Mira Vista, the Lommes’ neighborhood of just 93 homes, wrapped in the rich resources of South Suburban Parks and Recreation, including the golf course, Kettle and Medema Parks, along with Lifetime’s huge pool/ fitness/tennis center; all served by well-rated schools including nearby Newton Middle School with a brand-new campus.

The Lommes’ ranch—four bedrooms, over 2,000 sq. feet plus added finish in the basement—has a unique floor plan by Genesee Company, a smaller well-regarded builder that only created five ranch plans in the entire enclave. Theirs has a very private feel, looking into a wooded gulch between homes; but the home site is relatively low maintenance.

It’s had recent remodeling and needed very little work, but The Steller Group, experts in these senior moves, supplied its contractors for some tasks needing to be done—something for which the Lommes are particularly grateful, in a market where finding any help is difficult.

Steller’s Bryant, with loads of experience in these sales, praises the Lommes for their proactive approach to downsizing—doing their research early, and getting ahead of the process of decluttering ahead of the sale.

Their ranch comes on the market this weekend at $765,000 (Steller can arrange a showing at 720-443-2804).

Meanwhile, Dorothy Lomme says the couple is grateful they waited until now to move, so they were able to stay in their very private surroundings during the height of the pandemic.

Steller’s next free seminar on downsizing is set for this Tuesday, Sept. 28, 9:30 to 11 a.m., at Southglenn Library. You can sign up for that, as well as for a 4-part webinar on downsizing, at DenverSeniorSeminars.com.

The news and editorial staffs of The Denver Post had no role in this post’s preparation.

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Rolling Stones send message to fans ahead of Sunday concert at Dome

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ST. LOUIS– The Rolling Stones kick off their “No Filter Tour” at the Dome at America’s Center on Sunday and the band has a special message for fans about keeping safe at their upcoming shows.

This weekend’s concert launches the band’s 13-date tour. It will be the band’s first St. Louis show since 2006 when they performed at the Savvis Center, now known as Enterprise Center.

The Instagram video says they are excited to be back on tour and want it to be a safe night. The band members say they’ve all been vaccinated and are encouraging fans to get the vaccine too.

In the video, Mick Jagger says if you aren’t vaccinated, get tested. He also says if you have symptoms don’t come to the show.

The band’s “No Filter Tour 2020” was going to include a June 2020 show at the Dome at America’s Center, but because of the pandemic, they had to take an unscheduled break and relaunch the tour. After the unscheduled break, the tour relaunches this weekend at the Dome at America’s Center.

The Rolling Stones have been touring since 1964, and this is the Stones’ first tour without late drummer Charlie Watts. The band announced this summer that the longtime drummer was ill and would be sitting out the tour. He died last month, not long after the announcement. Watts is being replaced on this tour by Steve Jordan, known for his role in the John Mayer trio.

The St. Louis City ordinance requires wearing a mask indoors. However, proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test is not required to enter the Dome at America’s Center. The concert begins Sunday at 7:30 p.m.

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