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Matthew Stafford, Rams to pay for NFL photographer’s medical bills after brutal fall off stage during parade

The photographer was Kelly Smiley, and as the parade was coming to an end, it appears that Matthew Stafford and his wife, Kelly, asked Smiley to take a picture of them.  Smiley then fell off the stage as Kelly Stafford watched in horror while Matthew walked away. Based on video from the parade, the stage appears to be about 6-to-8 feet off the ground and it was high enough up that Smiley apparently suffered a pretty severe injury.

“We have been in communication with Kelly Smiley since yesterday’s incident and we are sorry for what happened,” the statement read, per CBS Los Angeles. “As we told Kelly, we will be covering all her hospital bills and replacing her cameras. We wish her a speedy recovery.”

Stranger Things Season 4 Details

Stranger Things fans, at long last we can finally reveal when the new season will be premiering!!
Stranger Things 4 is coming to you in two parts: Volume 1 premieres May 27 and Volume 2 quickly follows on July 1.
Not only is Stranger Things 4 going to be the most intense season so far, but it’s also going to be the biggest! Nearly every episode is super-sized — literally! That means Season 4 is 2x as long as Season 3!
And the reason Season 4 is so jam-packed with new locations, new characters, and the biggest threat yet is because these episodes set up the show’s final act!
Yes, Season 5 will be the epic conclusion to this story — which is how the creators have always envisioned it.

Cherry Thing-A-Lings Are Back!

In honor of President’s Day on Monday, Schmidt Bakery in Batesville, Indiana, is once again serving up its famous Cherry Thing-a-Lings.

Cherry Thing-a-Lings are only offered once a year in honor of the myth that George Washington chopped down a cherry tree. Its decades-old process passed down through the Schmidt family that has Schmidt bakers working in 12-hour shifts to keep up with the demand.

Massive fire breaks out at iconic roller rink in Northern Kentucky

A massive fire broke out Friday at a historic roller rink in Northern Kentucky.

The Maysville Fire Department said crews responded to the iconic Maysville Roller Rink on Lexington Street just before midnight.

Massive flames could be seen shooting from the building. The wind made it difficult for firefighters to get it under control.

The fire followed several calls for a possible transformer or electrical fires during high wind gusts in the area.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Brush fire burns across 40 acres in Pigeon Forge

A fire at Pigeon Forge has been contained.  The Sevier County Emergency Management Agency said fire officials advised that they now have 45% of the fire contained. The fire spanned 30 to 40 acres.  Anyone that has evacuated can return to their residence.  The Sevier County Emergency Management Agency said the rain has been providing assistance to emergency crews.