Statt-us Update 8/9/19 – Today’s 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.

White Sox, Yankees To Play At ‘Field Of Dreams’ In Iowa In 2020

Lego Finally Reveals Its Friends-Themed Set

It’s conveniently timed for Friends’ 25th anniversary – the show was first broadcast on 22 September 1994. Naturally, there are plenty of details from the series inside the Central Perk coffee house interior including the famous couch, window, stage plus minifigures of Ross Geller, Rachel Green, Chandler Bing, Monica Geller, Joey Tribbiani and Phoebe Buffay plus the excellent Gunther.  Click here to see the complete set.

Roebling Suspension Bridge to Reopen Today

The John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge will reopen this afternoon, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet – District 6 Office announced on Thursday.  The bridge closed to vehicles in mid-April after sandstone fell from the iconic towers.

Netting was installed as a temporary safety measure, but more work is coming in the future.

“Performing emergency work on the 152-year-old historic bridge requires a more extensive process than traditional bridge repairs due to preservation requirements,” said District 6 Chief District Engineer Bob Yeager. A restoration project addressing routine maintenance – including permanent repairs to the sandstone towers and pedestrian walkways – is currently in the design phase, with construction estimated to start in the spring of 2020.

A specific time was not given for this afternoon’s reopening, but cars and pedestrians are expected to have full access.

Woman Says Wayne Newton’s Pet Monkey Bit Her Daughter

Entertainer Wayne Newton is being sued by a Las Vegas woman who claims the veteran crooner’s pet monkey bit and injured her daughter during an invited visit to Newton’s showpiece mansion nearly two years ago.
Jocelyne Urena seeks at least $15,000 in damages on behalf of her daughter, Genevieve, in a civil negligence complaint filed Wednesday in Nevada state court in Las Vegas.

Genevieve, then 15, received emergency hospital treatment for a bite to her right wrist from a capuchin monkey named Boo, her mother’s attorney, Marc Naron, said Thursday.