Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Jun 2, 2016
June 2, 2016
On, off and way-off-Broadway:
BARBRA STREISAND will be a presenter at the Tony Awards. She hasn't been on the show since 1970, and is one of the few EGOTs in the business. That means Babs has won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony Award. JAMES CORDEN is your host when the 70th Annual Tony Awards are handed out June 12th at the Beacon Theater. CBS will carry the big event, live. (Marino)
What's the Buzz:
The Cincinnati Enquirersays police in Cincinnati will not be recommending criminal charges against the mother of that three-year-old boy who fell into a gorilla exhibit at the city's zoo. Authorities have said the boy's mother was with the child at the time he slipped past a fence and tumbled into the moat. Harambe, the gorilla, was shot and killed in order to keep the young boy safe. People have focused on the mother, who they said should have kept a closer watch on the child and held criminally responsible.
Today's police blotter:
A grandfather in South Carolina took the wrong kid home from an elementary school.
According to police records, JOSEPH FULLER spotted the youngster at Edisto Primary School, hugged him, and asked if he was ready to go. The boy reportedly said "yes" and left with Fuller. Orangeburg County deputies say the man later realized his mistake, brought the boy back to school, and apologized. It's unclear if he faces any charges. (Still)
Looking for Love in all the Wrong Places:
Police work takes a toll on your mind and apparently pornography helps. Officer THOMAS SOMMERFIELD of the Chicago suburb of Wheaton was fired in 2014 for watching pornography on the mobile computer in his squad car. He said it helps get rid of the constant pictures in his head of the horrors he's witnessed. This is his testimony to the pension board as he fights for a disability pay two years after he was invited to leave. City leaders are fighting his claim that he suffered from PTSD and that's why he watched the videos. He is eligible to receive 65 percent of his last salary of $87 thousand a year and if it's OK'd, he'd get $57 thousand dollars retroactive. (Myers)
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