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Statt-us Update 4/13/22 – Today’s Headlines & More


Gilbert Gottfried Has Passed Away

The wisecracking comedian with one of the most wonderfully unmistakable voices in Hollywood has died at 67 from heart disease. His family confirmed his death on social media, writing, “We are heartbroken to announce the passing of our beloved Gilbert Gottfried after a long illness. In addition to being the most iconic voice in comedy, Gilbert was a wonderful husband, brother, friend and father to his two young children. Although today is a sad day for all of us, please keep laughing as loud as possible in Gilbert’s honor.”

Inflation Hits 40 Year High

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, inflation is at a 40 year high. University of Cincinnati Economy professor Michael Jones said it’s unclear how long this will last, but consumers can take steps to fight back.  According to experts, inflation has multiple causes including supply chain issues from the pandemic, the government stimulus bill and the war in Ukraine.

NYC subway shooter On The Run

The survivors of Tuesday morning’s subway attack in Brooklyn have described how they sat next to the gunman as he pulled an ax and gun from his duffel bag before he threw a smoke grenade and fired 33 shots, leaving 10 people injured with bullet wounds.  A witness said the suspect said ‘Oops, my bad’, as he opened one of his gas tanks and filled the subway car with smoke when it was between stations, before he pulled out his weapons and opened fire.  A multi-state manhunt is now underway for Frank James, 62, who is a ‘person of interest’ in the attack, with police offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

California ‘Super Mom’ Sherri Papini finally admits to faking her own kidnapping

Sherri Papini, 39, the California ‘super mom’ accused of orchestrating her own kidnapping has signed a plea deal admitting she made the whole thing up.  Papini, was facing up to 25 years if convicted of the charges of making false statements to a federal law enforcement officer and mail fraud.  She signed the agreement on Tuesday in which she will plead guilty.  Papini faces a maximum of five years behind bars on the count of making false statements and 20 years for the mail fraud charge.  ‘I am deeply ashamed of myself for my behavior and so sorry for the pain I’ve caused my family, my friends, because of my story,’ she said in a statement.  Mom-of-two had told cops she spent two weeks in captivity, beaten and starved by Hispanic women in November.  She reappeared after her ‘kidnap’ weeks later and went home to her husband.  It’s believed she had spent her time ‘missing’ at the home of an ex-boyfriend.  Papini maintained her story about being kidnapped when FBI investigators confronted her with evidence which detailed how the entire story was a hoax. She is currently free on $120,000 bail as she awaits her first court appearance.

Medical emergency delays Reds Opening Day Parade

The Findlay Market Opening Day Parade was momentarily delayed Tuesday after a medical emergency took place along its route.  The emergency took place on Race Street with only a few floats left to go by around 1:45 p.m. It came during a large gap in the flow of the parade, leading to a slight delay and some to believe the parade was over. Many parade-goers started to leave as a result. The individual received medical attention, was conscious at the scene. No further details were immediately available.