Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Apr 8, 2016
April 8, 2016
On the Beat:
Colorado police are on the lookout for a man they call the PROVOLONE POACHER.
Police say the unidentified suspect stole 19 cases of Italian cheese from a Pueblo restaurant. And, this is at least the third time the same eatery has been ripped off. Cops say the thief broke through the doors of the Do Drop Inn and busted the padlocks off their freezer. This is the first time the bandit was caught on security cameras and police are hoping the images will help them identify the guy. (Still)
That O-J SIMPSON limited series on FX had such good ratings that major networks are now taking the idea and putting together series of their own.
The latest is CBS, which is reportedly doing a limited series on the JON BENET RAMSEY case.
Jon Benet's body was found in the basement of her family's home on Christmas Eve, 20-years ago in 1996. The six-year-old had been hit on the head and strangled. But --the case remains unsolved, even after several grand jury hearings.
Deadline reports the new series would get the original investigators and new experts to re-examine the case.
Lowest common denominator:
One thing leads to another. Police, investigating odd credit card charges, were led to the home of RYON TRAVIS, who's 32, of Detroit, Michigan. He is the father of seven children, none of which he has custody of (insert red flag here). They showed up at his home with a search warrant and found stashes and stashes and more stashes of child pornography. On top of that, they found a woman in Ryon's home, chained by her neck to a stripper pole. She told police that she was one of his sex slaves and he forced her to have sex for money and even advertised his business online. He faces up to 30 years on prison for sex trafficking and for collecting and producing child porn. (Myers)
Grace notes from Vinny Marino:
Tonight, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will induct its Class of 2016. The big event happens at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. HBO will film everything and you'll get to see it on April 30th. This year's inductees are:
--CHEAP TRICK (inducted by KID ROCK)
--CHICAGO (inducted by ROB THOMAS)
--DEEP PURPLE (inducted by LARS ULRICH of METALLICA)
--STEVE MILLER (inducted by THE BLACK KEYS)
--N.W.A. (inducted by KENDRICK LAMAR)
--non-performer, BERT BERNS (songwriter and head of Bang Records)
Of course, there are some problems. N.W.A. will not be performing. ICE CUBE told the New York Times (quote), "I guess we really didn't feel like we were supported enough to do the best show we could put on."
Former Chicago singer and bass player PETER CETERA has gone back on forth on whether or not he will be there. Keyboard player and singer ROBERT LAMM told a New York City radio station yesterday (quote), "I'd be surprised if he showed up. If he does, he's welcome to sing whatever part he wants to sing...except not in his key."
And, there's still no final word on which lineup of Deep Purple, if any, will be performing. (Marino)
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