Statt-us Update 4/16/19 – Headlines & More

Here’s a quick way to get caught up on what’s going on in the world. Everyday B-105’s StattMan puts together a collection of news stories that might impact the average person in Cincinnati. In no particular order. Nothing political or to heavy, just good country fun.

Notre Dame Cathedral Fire – A massive fire consumed Notre-Dame Cathedral on Monday, gutting and destroying the roof of the Paris landmark and stunning the world, but firefighters said they have saved the shell of the stone structure from collapse. Flames that began in the early evening burst rapidly through the roof of the centuries-old cathedral and engulfed the spire, which toppled, quickly followed by the entire roof.  French media quoted the Paris fire brigade saying the fire is “potentially linked” to the renovation work.

French Billionaire &  Salma Hayek’s Husband Pledges $113 Million to Rebuild Notre Dame- In the aftermath of a massive fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday, which destroyed much of the church including its iconic spire, French billionaire François-Henri Pinault and his family, including his wife, actress Salma Hayek, have pledged 100 million euros (roughly $113 million) to help rebuild the monument.

Kane Brown and Wife Katelyn Jae Expecting Their First Child

Lori Loughlin & Husband Are Pleading Not Guilty in College Bribery Scam

Lori Loughlin and her husband entered the pleas in court filings Monday alongside several other parents charged in the case, waiving their right to appear for an arraignment. The couple are facing up to 40 years behind bars on charges of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering for allegedly paying college prep adviser William “Rick” Singer $500,000 to bribe their daughters’ way into the University of Southern California as bogus crew recruits.

Duke’s Zion Williamson Going Pro – He announced his intention to enter the 2019 NBA draft Monday, where he will almost certainly be the top player off the board.

The World’s Largest Plane Weighs 500,000 Pounds And Just Made Its First Flight