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Nine Lives Lost In Tragic Reno Air Show Plane Crash.

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Just awful!

During the National Championship Air Races and Air Show in Reno, Nevada yesterday, a pilot lost control of his vintage plane during a race, only to crash into box seats next to a grandstand, leaving 50 injured, and sadly, as of today, nine dead.

According to authorities, seven of the victims died on the tarmac, including the pilot, and the remainder succumbed to their injuries in the hospital.

Check out footage from the crash (above). WARNING - although not graphic, this is not easy to watch.

Although the pilot, Jimmy Leeward, lost his life in the crash, along with many others, more than one spectator have come forward to call him a hero for avoiding the grandstand.

Ben Cissell explains:

"I think that pilot in the last seconds pulled up because he saw the bleachers and saved about 200 or 300 others. I don't mean this as a disrespect to others injured, but that pilot is a hero. He saved a lot of lives today. It could have been much worse."

And Kim Fonda agrees:

"I closed my eyes and said, 'I am going to die now'. I was literally preparing to die and then he jerked the plane away and it landed like 25 feet from us. I want his family to know he was a hero."

So unbelievably tragic. And although our hearts go out to all those injured, as well as the loved ones of those who were lost in the crash, we are also very grateful that no more lives were lost - especially when this could have been a much more catastrophic accident.

May those nine people R.I.P.

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Deplorable! IHOP Gunman Kills 4 And Self

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ihop gunman kills 4 and shoots self

Absolutely horrific.

Yesterday morning, 32-year-old Eduardo Sencion entered an IHOP in Carson City, Nevada and shot four uniformed National Guard Members, killing three of them.

He also fatally shot another woman, and wounded seven other people in the restaurant.

After his shooting spree, Sencion shot at neighboring businesses' windows from the IHOP parking lot, and then shot himself in the head. He died later on while at the hospital.

Thus far, no specific motive has been revealed. The killer was NOT in the military and he was not associated with anybody at the IHOP.

When interviewed, Sencion's family members said he had mental issues.

We can't express enough how disturbed and sickened we are by this tragic event.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the wounded, as well as the families and loved ones' of those whose lives were lost.

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Sister Wives Family Bringing Utah To Court Over Bigamy Law

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Watch Out, Utah! Kody and his wives are coming for you!

Back in January, the Sister Wives family moved to Nevada, and at the time they SAID their reasoning was to "explore new job opportunities."

We'd say, though, that a major influence for the move was the fact that Kody Brown can live with 4 wives legally in Nevada.

While Kody and his wives may have moved on to Nevada, they're still unhappy about Utah's bigamy law, which makes their polygamous lifestyle illegal, and they've decided to fight it in court.

The Sister Wives family's attorney Jonathan Turley says their lawsuit will "challenge Utah's right to prosecute people for their private relationships."

Here's a statement from the family:

"We are not demanding the recognition of polygamous marriage. We are only challenging the right of the state to prosecute people for their private relations and demanding equal treatment with other citizens in living their lives according to their own beliefs."

This is a pret-ty big issue, but the Sister Wives family are certainly widely known, so at the very least they'll bring lots of awareness to the issue of the legality of polygamous marriage.

What do U think about this lawsuit? Do U think the Sister Wives family have a case here?

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Pharmacy Linked To MJ's Death Shut Down

Michael Jackson Pharmacy Closes

The pharmacy that sold Dr. Conrad Murray the massive amount of Propofol has now been shut down by the state of Nevada, and plans to file for bankruptcy in the next 90 days.

Good!

There seems to be a lot of shifty business going on around the circumstances of Michael Jackson's death, and it's pretty shady that the pharmacy shipped multiple packages of the drug to Dr. Murray's girlfriend's place just a few months before MJ tragically died.

Doesn't sound like a legitimate thing to do to us!

How do U feel about this news??

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Paris' Boyfriend Faces Felony Charges

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Back in August, Paris Hilton's boyfriend Cy Waits was arrested in Vegas for driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

Now, it looks like Waits faces a felony charge of "being under the influence of marijuana," and misdemeanor charges of "possession of marijuana and driving under the influence."

If convicted, Paris' BF could get up to four years in jail! Yikes.

According to the toxicology report, there was marijuana found in Waits' blood around the time of his arrest, and given the fact that being on ANY drug in Nevada is a felony, it looks like he MAY be in trouble.

His arraignment is scheduled for Feb 17.

Sorry to hear it Cy, but actions have consequences…especially in Las Vegas.

Thoughts???

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Sister Wives Say So Long Utah…Hello Nevada!

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Seems like a smart move for this "family"…as well as for the TV series in general.

According to sources close to the Sister Wives family, Kody, his 4 wives, and his 19 kids are moving to Viva Las Vegas Baby Nevada!

Sources say that Kody's reasoning for making the move is so that he and his wifeys will able to "explore new job opportunities."

Life should be a bit easier for the family as well, because unlike Utah, it's not a crime for Kody Brown to live with 4 wives in Nevada.

Pretty good deal for Mr. Brown. Maybe he should get a couple more wives! It's not like anyone in Nevada is judging him or anything.

Should be inneresting to see Sister Wives in a new environment…especially if they move anywhere near Vegas! Kody's got a WHOLE LOTTA lady luck going for him at that craps table!

Ha!

Will U tune in for season two of Sister Wives?

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Wild Horses Tame Wild Men

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Wild horses help tame wild inmates

At the Northern Nevada Correctional Center, inmates aren't the only wild beasts that need taming.

Prisoners have been given the task of taming wild horses that have been rounded up by the states Bureau of Land Management which is in charge of managing nearly 40,000 wild horses and burros that roam on 26 million acres.

This year's goal is to remove 12,000 wild mustangs from the range, and most of the animals will be put in BLM holding facilities, while about 80 will be trained by inmates at the prison.

Warden Jack Palmer says of the unique prison program:

"This is in my opinion one of the best programs the Department of Prisons has. This program … it teaches these guys work ethic. A lot of them come into prison, and they don't have a work ethic."

It's not just the prison staff who believe in the program either.

Thomas Smittle, an inmate who is doing time for embezzlement, says:

"This program has forced me to look at myself and I really had to grow up to able to be successful at it."

Country singer and Let 'em Run Foundation President Lacy J. Dalton is happy that the inmates are doing this task and hopes it continues. She uses a western expression to explain the effect a wild horse can have on a man, saying:

"Out here, you hear it all the time, a cowboy will say, 'The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man.' "

We think this sounds like a fantastic program for the horses and the inmates.

Thoughts???

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