Statt-us Update 9/9/19 – 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.

It: Chapter Two Scaring America

With the widest release ever for a horror movie — opening on 4,570 screens — It: Chapter Two earned a $91 million opening this weekend. While that’s well below the horror record of $123 million earned by the first It movie in 2017, It: Chapter Two does stand as the second-highest opening weekend in the history of the genre. That honor previously belonged to the 2018 revival of Halloween, which earned a $76 million opening in October 2018.

Felicity Huffman Sentenced For College Scandal

Federal prosecutors lowered their recommended sentence for Felicity Huffman to one month on Friday for her guilty plea in the college admissions scandal, followed by one year of supervised release and a $20,000 fine. Huffman’s attorneys had requested no prison time, suggesting one year of probation, 250 hours of community service, and a $20,000 fine. Her sentencing is scheduled for September 13th.

PA Couple Faces Charges After Spending $120K Accidentally Deposited In Their Bank Account

Walmart Announces the Hottest Toys of the Year 2019

The 2019 Top Rated by Kids Toy List

This year’s Top Rated by Kids toy list has expanded to reflect the broad array of toys that appeal to today’s kids. They broke it down to categories.

Famous Friends:
6V Plush Simba (*Walmart exclusive)
Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak (*Walmart exclusive gift box)
Paw Patrol Mighty Pups Super Paws Lookout Tower

Unboxing Toys:
LOL Surprise 2-N-1 Glamper
Tic Tac Toy XOXO Friends Multipack
What’s In My Purse – Doll Purse (*Walmart exclusive)

Interactive Toys:
Build A Bear Workshop Stuffing Station Value Box (*Walmart exclusive)
Juno The Baby Elephant
NASCAR Adventure Force Crash Racers (*Walmart exclusive)

Outdoor Fun:
24V Real Tree UTV (*Walmart exclusive)
Hover-1 Hoverboard and Kart Combo (*Walmart exclusive)
Hover-1 Transport Scooter (*Walmart exclusive)

Aspirational Play:
Barbie Dreamplane
Kindi Kids Doll
Scruff-A-Luv My Real Rescue

Cynosa Chroma Keyboard
HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop
Kraken Grn 2019

The Host of the Kentucky Derby Wants To Put a Racetrack in Northern Kentucky.

Churchill Downs announced its plans to build a new training facility in Northern Kentucky. The facility would also hold a winter thoroughbred meet in 2020.

First, Churchill Downs needs the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to give them the winter dates – the same winter dates coveted by Florence’s Turfway Park.

Turfway Park has historically been given the winter racing dates. It turns out, the park told regulators and Kentucky leaders it planned to invest over $100 million improving the track, according to a release from JACK Entertainment, the current owner of the track.

The maneuver to take the dates did not sit well with JACK Entertainment officials.

“We are shocked and thoroughly disappointed by Churchill Downs’ recent attack on Turfway Park, which has been a significant part of the Northern Kentucky community for over 60 years,” said Mark Dunkeson, Chief Executive Officer of JACK Entertainment in a statement.