Post It Notes: Hottest Headlines on 3/13
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Rescuers working amid gusty winds, cold temperatures and billowing smoke pulled four additional bodies overnight from the rubble of two Manhattan apartment buildings, as the death toll rose Thursday to at least seven from a gas leak-triggered explosion that reduced the area to a pile of smashed bricks, splinters and mangled metal.
An Oklahoma judge ruled Wednesday that two teenagers charged with first-degree murder must face a trial in the shooting death of an Australian baseball player. Prosecutors say a third suspect will testify against them.
A suspected drunken driver fleeing police crashed through barricades at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, slamming into a crowd outside a nightclub and killing a man and woman on a moped early Thursday, police said.
A suspect has been arrested in the murder of the lesbian couple found dead near a dumpster in Texas last week. According to The Houston Chronicle, James Larry Cosby has been charged with “two counts of tampering with evidence in the deaths of his daughter, Britney Cosby and Crystal Jackson.” Both women were 24 and had been together for two years.
Two of rap’s top stars combined for a powerful, hit-filled two-hour show Wednesday night and Thursday morning during South By Southwest, allowing Samsung to steal some of iTunes’ luster at the annual music conference and festival.
Funny men Kevin Hart and Jamie Foxx are in talks to star in action-comedy Black Phantom, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The movie is about a “double-crossed” hitman who calls on the “Black Phantom,” the same hitman who was supposed to kill him.
Devin C. Johnson returned to Tribune earlier this week after spending seven years with NBC. Johnson was recently named SVP, Head of Digital Media for Tribune Broadcasting. According to a press release, Johnson will be responsible for product development, social media, content, technology and digital sales strategy.