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Statt-us Update 2/28/22 – Today’s Headlines & More


Ohio, Kentucky governors to announce funding effort for Brent Spence Bridge

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear will announce Monday a new effort to secure funding to address congestion and traffic bottlenecks on the Brent Spence Bridge that crosses the Ohio River in Cincinnati.  The double-decker Brent Spence Bridge was recently labeled the No. 2 bottleneck in the United States by the American Transportation Research Institute

MLB & Owners remain far apart as Deadline Looms

The sides will meet again This morning for an eighth consecutive session. A union source indicated it’s ready to stay as long as it takes to reach an agreement. The league has said the same. A league source called Sunday a “productive” day of conversations, but no new proposals on core economics were exchanged, nor were any outstanding issues resolved.

The league has indicated it wants about four weeks of spring training before opening the season, hence the Feb. 28 deadline in order to play on March 31 and have Opening Day Games.

Ozark has become one of the biggest hits in the history of Netflix

It was just announced that the second part of Ozark‘s fourth and final season will hit Netflix on April 29.  Ozark recorded the fourth-highest weekly tally ever to repeat atop Nielsen’s weekly streaming rankings.  During the week of January 24 to 30, they collected almost 4.1 billion minutes of streaming across its 37 episodes. That tally trails only Tiger King, which erupted with debut weeks of 5.3 billion and 4.4 billion minutes in March 2020. Ozark, during that same early-Covid timeframe when overall streaming was exploding due to pandemic lockdowns, racked up 5.2 billion minutes. During the peak of Squid Game mania, the series only had a high of 3.2 billion minutes viewed.

Bars are refusing to serve Russian Vodka to support Ukraine

In addition to official government sanctions, bars and liquor stores across the U.S. and Canada are attempting to economically hurt Russia in response to its invasion of Ukraine by refusing to sell Russian vodka and other Russian liquor. The owner of SumoMaya in Scottsdale taking a stand against the war in Ukraine by dumping all their Russian alcohol and fine caviar. From thousands of miles away, he’s doing what he can to support Ukrainians.

Jason Momoa & Lisa Bonet Are Living Together Again & Working On Repairing Their Marriage

Jason Momoa, 42, and Lisa Bonet, 54, have decided to give their marriage another chance. They first revealed their decision to split in Instagram post on Jan. 12, stating, “We free each other to be who we are learning to become.” Now, roughly six weeks after that shocking Instagram post — which has since been deleted — a friend of the Aquaman star said that they’ve had a change of heart – and they are already living together again!

Morgan Wallen and Paige Lorenze break up

It’s over for Morgan Wallen and Paige Lorenze. The country singer and his model girlfriend have broken up after nearly a year together, two sources exclusively confirm to Page Six.  “She suspected he was cheating on her with multiple people,” one source tells us. “After they went public, Paige started getting all these messages on Instagram from girls saying, ‘I was with him. We slept together.’” The source says the DMs “snowballed, and it got to a point where it was just too much” for Lorenze.  “She’s heartbroken,” the source tells us. The exes have since unfollowed each other on Instagram.  A second insider confirms Wallen “is indeed single and focused on being a dad” to his 1-year-old son, Indigo, whom he co-parents with ex-fiancée Katie Smith.  Page Six broke the news earlier this month that Wallen, 28, and Lorenze, 24, had been quietly dating “for almost a year,” with an insider saying, “They agreed to keep their relationship out of the spotlight, but it’s no secret among family and friends.”

A Legitimate Recipe To Kevin’s Famous Chili From ‘The Office’ Is Buried In Peacock’s Terms And Conditions

Kevin Malone spilling his famous chili is one of the most iconic scenes in the history of The Office.  Fans of the show have since noticed that a recipe for the chili can be found in Peacock’s Terms of Use. Here is the recipe:


4 dried ancho chiles
2 Tbs neutral oil (vegetable, canola or grapeseed)
3 lbs ground beef (80/20 or 85/15 lean)
2 medium yellow onions, finely chopped
6 cloves garlic
1 large jalapeño, finely chopped
1 Tbs dried oregano
2 tsp ground cumin
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
2 Tbs tomato paste
2 12 oz. bottles of beer (lager or pale ale)
3 cans Pinto beans, drained and rinsed
3 cups beef stock
2 ½ cups chopped ripe tomatoes
2 Tbs kosher salt
Chopped scallions, shredded Jack cheese and sour cream for topping


– Tear ancho chiles into pieces, discarding seeds and stems. In a large heavy pot or Dutch oven, toast chiles over medium-high, stirring occasionally until very fragrant, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer toasted ancho chiles to a food processor or spice mill and process until very finely ground. Set aside.

– Add oil to pot and heat over medium-high. Add ground beef and cook, stirring occasionally to break beef into small pieces, until well browned (about 6 minutes). Using a slotted spoon, transfer beef to a plate and set aside.

– Add onion to pot and cook briefly over medium-high until barely softened, about 2 minutes. The secret is to undercook the onions.

– Using a garlic press, press garlic directly into the pot, 1 clove at a time. Then stir in jalapeños, oregano, cumin, cayenne pepper and tomato paste. Stir and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add beer and continue to cook, stirring and scraping the pan, about 7 minutes.

– Meanwhile, put beans in a large bowl and mash briefly with a potato masher until broken up but not fully mashed.

– Add mashed beans, stock, tomatoes, salt, and cooked beef to pot. Cover and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low to maintain simmer and cook 2 hours so everything gets to know each other in the pot. Remove from heat, uncover and let stand at least 1 hour (can also be refrigerated 8 hours or overnight).

– Reheat gently, taste and add more salt if necessary, and serve with your favorite toppings. We recommend chopped scallions, shredded Jack cheese and sour cream.