All of the Hollywood power players accused of sexual assault or harassment

All of the Hollywood power players accused of sexual assault or harassment

Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein and Dustin Hoffman have all been hit with claims of sexual harassment or assault.

The rapid fall of media mogul Harvey Weinstein and actor Kevin Spacey following reports of sexual harassment and assault shook the entertainment world and has prompted the airing of allegations against other Hollywood power players.

Ben Affleck, 45, known for Argo and Good Will Hunting, was accused of groping MTV host Hilarie Burton during a 2003 appearance on Total Request Live. He issued an apology on Oct. 11, tweeting, acted inappropriately toward Ms. Burton and I sincerely apologize. His apology came a day after he condemned Weinstein behavior towards women.

Mario Batali, 57, a celebrity chef, was accused of sexual harassment and groping by multiple women. Beginning with an Eater article published on Dec. 11 that detailed multiple allegations against Batali, the chef stepped away from operations at his Batali Bastianich Hospitality Group and was fired from the ABC cooking show, The Chew, with the Food Network scrapping plans to air new episodes of his hit ’90s cooking show, Molto Mario. Batali later issued a controversial apology in his newsletter, owning up to his misconduct against women before ending his message with a recipe for “Pizza Dough Cinnamon Rolls.”

David Blaine, 44, a magician, faces an allegation of rape from model Natasha Prince, who says the celebrity illusionist assaulted her shortly after she turned 21 in 2004. Prince reported the alleged incident to the Child Abuse and Sexual Offenses Command at London’s Metropolitan Police in November 2016 and it was later referred to Scotland Yard. In September, investigators contacted Blaine’s lawyer, Marty Singer, to request that Blaine travel to the United Kingdom for an interview. Blaine’s attorney denied the claim to the Daily Beast which published Prince’s account in October. There is no statute of limitations on sex crimes in Great Britain.

Nick Carter, 37, a musician and actor who rose to fame as part of the boy band Backstreet Boys, was accused of sexual assault by Melissa Schuman, formerly a member of the pop group Dream. In a Nov. 2 blog post, Schuman alleged the incident happened shortly after they were cast in the 2004 TV movie The Hollow when she was 18 and he was 22. She shared her story wider via Twitter on Nov. 19, using the hashtag MeToo. In a statement to USA TODAY, Carter denied assaulting Schuman and expressed that any interactions were consensual. (Louis Sz 50, an actor and comedian known for his vulgar humor, was accused of sexual misconduct by five woman in an expos published by on Nov. 9. exposed himself and started masturbating in front of her and fellow comedian Julia Wolov in his hotel room during a comedy festival in 2002. masturbating during a phone conversation with him in 2003. Comedian Rebecca Corry claims the comedian asked if he could masturbate in front of her while they were appearing on a television pilot together in 2005; she declined. The anonymous accuser claims she was working in production at The Chris Rock Show in her 20s when the comedian repeatedly ask her to watch him masturbate. 10, admitting to the acts described in the Times piece. “These stories are true,” he wrote. lost a host of jobs, including his gig with the upcoming Secret Life of Pets sequel.

David Copperfield, 61, a magician, has been accused of drugging and sexually assaulting Brittney Lewis, a then aspiring model who was just 17 at the time of the alleged assault in 1988, she told The Wrap. Lewis says after she competed in a modeling contest in which Copperfield was a judge, Copperfield, then 32, invited her to a show in California and later poured something into her drink in a bar. Lewis says she blacked out, but remembers him taking off her clothing and performing sexual acts on her in a hotel room. A representative for Copperfield had no comment, but on Jan. 24, the illusionist preemptively expressed support for the Me Too movement on. In the same statement, he referenced a time when he was falsely accused of rape, which ended with his accuser being arrested and charged in a separate incident that was strikingly similar to what she said happened to her with Copperfield.

Andy Dick, 51, an actor and comedian (Road Trip), was accused of “groping people genitals, unwanted kissing/licking and sexual propositions of at least four members of the production, on the set of the independent feature film Raising Buchanan, according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter. In an interview with the news outlet Oct. 30, Dick denied groping claims, but admitted to licking and propositioning people. He has since been fired from his role in Buchanan. On Nov. 1, director Frankie Ingrassia and producer Jed Rhein confirmed to Vulture that Dick was let go from another film on Oct. 18 due to similar behavior. 18. Braudy claims that while working for Douglas’ production company in the late ’80s, he subjected her to sexually charged comments about her appearance and his mistresses, and masturbated in front of her during a private script meeting in his apartment. Douglas told Deadline on Jan. 10 that a former employee had spoken to THR about his alleged harassment, denying Braudy’s account before her article published.

Richard Dreyfuss, 70, of Jaws and Mr. 10. In a statement to the news site, Dreyfuss denied exposing himself to Teich, but admitted that “at the height of my fame in the late 1970s I became an assh , the kind of performative masculine man my father had modeled for me to be. But I am not an assaulter.”

Charles Dutoit, 81, a conductor and artistic director of London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, was accused of sexually assault by three opera singers and a classical musician in a report published by The Associated Press Dec. 21, 2017. The New York Times later reported that Dutoit stepped down from his role conducting a series of New York Philharmonic concerts in January following the allegations.

James Franco, 39, an actor known for movies including The Disaster Artist and Pineapple Express, was accused of sexually exploitative behavior by five women in a report published in the Los Angeles Times Jan. 11. Franco’s accusers include four former students, and one who said he was her mentor. Franco’s attorney,
All of the Hollywood power players accused of sexual assault or harassment
Michael Plonsker, disputed all of the women’s claims in statements to the Times. 10 on Medium. Edwards says he first met Goddard when he was 12, and served as a leader for Edwards’ group of friends. “Everyone has the need to bond, and I was no exception,” Edwards wrote. “My vulnerability was exploited. I was molested by Goddard, my best friend was raped by him and this went on for years. The group of us, the gang, stayed quiet.” Goddard’s press representative Sam Singer put out a statement on Nov. 10 “unequivocally” denying Edward’s charges.

David Guillod, a manager, producer and Co CEO of Primary Wave Entertainment (Atomic Blonde), was accused by actress Jessica Barth of drugging and sexually assaulting her in 2012 when he was working as her manager, she confirmed to The Wrap on Nov. 2. Barth said she she reported the incident to the LAPD after it happened. She then said that Guillod threatened her with a lawsuit to keep her from pressing charges. Following the allegations, Guillod’s attorney said charges were fully investigated at the time, but he has taken a leave of absence from the company, reports Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter. She alleges he raped her after luring her back to his Manhattan following a film premiere in 2013. He has filed a countersuit accusing her of extortion. Three other women have since come forward anonymously to The Associated Press to accuse Haggis of rape or other sexual misconduct, in a detailed story published Jan. 5.

Dustin Hoffman, 80, an Oscar winning actor known for Rain Man and The Graduate, was accused of sexual harassment by Anna Graham Hunter in an article published by The Hollywood Reporter on Nov. 1. Hunter alleges he groped her and talked about sex in front of her while she was a 17 year old intern on the set of his 1985 TV movie adaptation of Death of a Salesman. Hoffman apologized in a statement to the Associated Press, saying, have the utmost respect for women and feel terrible that anything I might have done could have put her in an uncomfortable situation It is not reflective of who I am. The following day, Hoffman’s second accuser, Wendy Riss Gatsiounis came forward, telling Variety that he made verbal advances and tried to convince her to go to a nearby hotel when she was a playwright in her 20s. 24 by former bandmate Alice Glass in a lengthy letter posted on her website, Vulture and The Huffington Post report. She claims the abuse lasted for almost 10 years, starting when she was 15 years old, and that this was the reason she left the band, which she co founded with Kath, in 2014. In a statement to Pitchfork via his attorney, Kath denied the allegations. “I am outraged and hurt by the recent statements made by Alice about me and our prior relationship, the statement reads. there are many witnesses who can and will confirm that I was never abusive to Alice.

Andrew Kreisberg, 46, executive producer of CW superhero series Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow, was fired by Warner Bros., USA TODAY confirmed Nov. 29. The firing comes after he was suspended on Nov. 10 after Variety published a story in which 15 women and four men alleged sexual harassment and inappropriate physical contact. At the time, Kreisberg denied any inappropriate touching or massages, telling Variety, have made comments on women appearances and clothes in my capacity as an executive producer, but they were not sexualized. Like many people, I have given someone a non sexual hug or kiss on the cheek.

John Lasseter, the chief creative officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, will take a six month leave of absence following what he called “missteps” in a memo obtained by USA TODAY on Nov. 21. The news broke as The Hollywood Reporter was compiling a report into alleged sexual misconduct, which published later that day citing sources who remain unnamed “out of fear that their careers in the tight knit animation community would be damaged.” The insiders told the industry publication that his behavior went beyond hugging to kissing, making comments about physical attributes.

More: Disney/Pixar head John Lasseter takes leave of absence after ‘missteps’

Matt Lauer, 59, the TV journalist who co anchored NBC’s Today show for more than 20 years, was fired by NBC on Nov. 29 over a complaint of “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.” According to NBC News’ Stephanie Gosk, there are as many as eight accusers, though tallying is difficult as the accounts have been anonymous. “There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions,” Lauer said in a statement following his firing. “To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry. As I am writing this I realize the depth of the damage and disappointment I have left behind at home and at NBC.”

James Levine, 74, a longtime conductor with New York’s Metropolitan Opera, was

suspended pending an investigation into multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against him. The action came in December, a day after the New York Post reported that one of Levine’s accusers claimed he had sexual contact with Levine as a teenager. The New York Times reported similar accounts from two other men with Levine.

Peter Martins, 71, a longtime ballet chief of the New York City Ballet, was removed from teaching at the School of American Ballet while an independent two investigation was conducted into accusations of sexual harassment against him. Martins, asked to respond, said: “The company has already addressed it.”

Benny Medina, 59, a manager who currently represents Jennifer Lopez, was accused of attempted rape by Sordid Lives star Jason Dottley in an interview published by The Advocate on Nov. 10. After throwing Dottley onto a bed in Medina’s Los Angeles mansion in 2008, Medina his tongue down my mouth, Dottley alleges in the interview. Nov. 20 report from The Wrap. Perrineau, who alleges the incident occurred in 2012 when she was 17, filed a report at the West Hollywood station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Sgt. Nelson Rios confirmed to USA TODAY. Miller’s attorney, Matthew B. Walerstein, sent USA TODAY a statement in which his client denied Perrineau’s allegations. Girls creator and star Lena Dunham and executive producer Jenni Konner issued a statement Friday in support of Miller, which she later apologized for after receiving criticism.
All of the Hollywood power players accused of sexual assault or harassment

All Eagle Creek Fire evacuations lifted in Multnomah County

All Eagle Creek Fire evacuations lifted in Multnomah County

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TROUTDALE, Ore. Effective immediately, all Eagle Creek Fire evacuation orders in Multnomah County have been lifted, the sheriff’s office announced Monday afternoon.

Access to the Dodson, Warrendale, Bridal Veil, and Latourell is limited to residents only, due to road closures on both the Historic Columbia Highway and eastbound Interstate 84. Residents are asked to report to the Troutdale Police Community Center for instructions and permits to access closed roadways.

“A combination of successful firefighting efforts and recent rains has allowed fire crews to continue making progress on the fire lines along the west side of the Eagle Creek Fire,” said Lt. Chad Gaidos.

Evacuation notices in the Hood River Valley have also been lifted. Level 1 notices remain in place for the Cascade Locks area, as well as Wyeth and Viento, due to the flash flood advisory.

The Breitenbush Hot Springs and Breitenbush Summer Homes will remain at a level 3 (Go!) evacuation level because of the risk of thunder and lightning.

The rain may be helping crews fighting the wildfire, but the recent rain could also present new challenges,
All Eagle Creek Fire evacuations lifted in Multnomah County
including an increased chance of landslides.

The latest KGW forecast says Portland and the Columbia Gorge could receive between 1 and 2 inches of rain accumulation by the middle of this week. Geological Survey said the burn areas are highly susceptible to landslides. “It doesn’t mean it’s going to happen but the likelihood does increase,” he said.

Firefighters focused over the weekend on preparing for the rain, fortifying fire lines, removing unneeded equipment and building water bars to reduce erosion along the fire lines.

Nearby residents also said they were glad to see the rain move in. rain is taking the smoke out. So that cool,” said neighbor Leon Alec. “That feels way better because you can breathe.

Watch: Time lapse of fire growth

The Historic Columbia River Highway is also still closed and has no schedule to reopen. ODOT said rocks and trees are still falling onto the highway and it is not safe for travel.

On the Washington side of the gorge, trucks over 10,000 pounds are prohibited from driving between Washougal and Dallesport on State Route 14 due to the fire. The ban on large trucks will remain in place until I 84 is open.

The Archer Mountain Fire, which started in Washington when the Eagle Creek Fire jumped the Columbia River, is 100 percent contained, fire officials said.

Get the latest wildfire updates here

There were no changes to evacuation orders on Saturday. The most recent evacuation notices in Multnomah County came on Friday when all Level 3 evacuation orders were downgraded to Level 2. Some areas of Hood River remain under Level 3 evacuations that were put into place Thursday after fire activity increased on the east end Wednesday night.

View an interactive map of the evacuation levels

Four houses have been destroyed by the Eagle Creek Fire. People lived year round in one of the houses. The other three houses were part time residences.

People who evacuated their homes were staying in two temporary shelters, at the Harvest Christian Church Troutdale and at the Skamania County Fairgrounds in Stevenson, Washington.


“It clear that fire has hit our state like a wrecking ball, Wyden said.

Photos: Fire in Gorge

The fire is the top wildfire priority in the country, according to fire officials. One third of all acres burning in the West are in Oregon, Wyden said.
All Eagle Creek Fire evacuations lifted in Multnomah County

All Access launch to better serve readers

All Access launch to better serve readers

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Alexander Wang partners with adidas Originals on new line

Alexander Wang partners with adidas Originals on new line

NEW YORK (AP) Designer Alexander Wang is, by his own description, a total sneakerhead. He once even designed a whole clothing collection around them, with dresses, tops and handbags emulating his favorite sneaks like the classic white and green Adidas Stan Smith.

Now, Wang has taken his sneaker love to a new level, partnering with adidas Originals for a line of apparel and footwear that seeks, in his words, to “disrupt” the famous Adidas look while still preserving its familiarity. One example: rotating the well known trefoil logo upside down. Another: “deconstructing” the Adidas sneaker. Also, the entire collection is unisex: Pants, tops, shoes.

Wang introduced the new line as a surprise finale to his Fashion Week runway show Saturday night, in a huge space on a Hudson River pier. After modeling creations from Wang’s own label, models rushed backstage to change into new adidas Originals garb, while a one and a half minute film teased the collection.

Then they marched onto the runway, more than 70 of them, all clad in black, as the crowd which included Madonna and Nicki Minaj craned their necks and snapped endless photos. It was, Wang said, “the biggest show we’ve ever done.”

In designing the new line, the key challenge was to change up the Adidas look so it feels fresh but not to the point that it’s unrecognizable, Wang said in an interview.

“It was really about saying, how do we take something and shake it up a little, disrupt it, but at the same time not change it so much where it doesn’t feel right.”

The 32 year old designer is recognized as one of the most talented and busiest of his generation. He launched his own, eponymous label 11 years ago, at age 21. Last year, he ended a prestigious three year stint as creative director at Balenciaga, a job that had him splitting his time between Paris and New York. Since then, he’s been back fulltime at his own label, where he focuses heavily on streetwear and is a favorite of the celebrity set.

As for Adidas, it clearly wanted to capitalize on Wang’s edgy and youthful vibe.

“I’ve been a fan for a long time, this connection he has with culture and New York and breaking down boundaries,” said Nic Galway, vice president of design for adidas Originals, who began exploring a partnership with Wang the day after attending the designer’s 10th anniversary runway show last September.

For Wang, it was a chance to indulge in his sneaker love.

“I grew up on sneakers,” he said. “It’s a very interesting time obviously for (all) sportswear, the whole market and how people utilize fitness, incorporate it into their daily uniform. So the sneaker is something that I’ve always been very close to. And it’s always been something that’s very hard for us to do in house, to be honest obviously Adidas has the most innovative resources.”

Wang also showed his own label’s spring collection on Saturday night, and it was a marked contrast to the all black garb that came later: Colorful, whimsical warm weather clothes that seemed destined for the beach.

He said backstage that he was going for a “liberating, free, surfer attitude and sensibility. Everything was put through the lens of water sports.”

Wang’s after parties are as famous as his shows. As guests left the runway, they walked into a cavernous space filled with colorful trucks, some dispensing snacks, Slurpees, or stronger beverages. Partiers could take a can of spray paint and decorate a van, if they chose.

The adidas Originals collaboration first available on Sunday via popup trucks at three stops in New York City is yet another effort by Wang to keep moving forward in an industry that is fast changing. All the recent upheaval in the fashion industry including a slew of recent departures of designers at top labels keeps him on his toes, he said.

“In the past, I was used to thinking very long term and big picture,” he said. “But now there has to be a different way of thinking and approaching certain subjects. You have to think faster, roll with the punches. I always want to look forward . especially in today’s world.”
Alexander Wang partners with adidas Originals on new line

Alexander Navab and Li Lu Elected to Columbia Board of Trustees

Alexander Navab and Li Lu Elected to Columbia Board of Trustees

Columbia University announced that Alexander “Alex” Navab (CC’87), a partner and former head of the Americas Private Equity business at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts Co., and Li Lu (CC’96, LAW’96, BUS’96), founding general partner at Himalaya Capital, have been elected to its Board of Trustees.

“On behalf of the entire University, I am very pleased to welcome Alex Navab and Li Lu to the Board of Trustees,” said Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger. “They are loyal Columbia alumni who bring with them decades of success and innovation in business and civic leadership, as well as a diversity of personal experience that will be invaluable as we build the University’s academic excellence and our engagement with the world in the years ahead.”

“Columbia’s Board of Trustees is the beneficiary of an impressive roster of leaders from a diverse array of professions,” said Chairman Jonathan Schiller (CC’69, LAW’73). “I know that Alex Navab and Li Lu will be valuable additions to the deeply dedicated group who serve together as Trustees, and we congratulate them on their election and look forward to working with them.”

Alexander Navab has been a member of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts Co. (KKR) since 1993 and has served on the firm’s Management Committee and as the head of the Americas Private Equity business. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia College in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He was honored by Columbia College with the John Jay Award in 2011, is a member and former chair of its Board of Visitors, and co chair of the Core to Commencement Campaign Committee.

Navab was born in Isfahan, Iran,
Alexander Navab and Li Lu Elected to Columbia Board of Trustees
but his family took refuge in Greece following the 1979 Iranian Revolution. They immigrated to the United States two years later. Navab speaks eloquently about the experience of immigration and the ways in which America’s dynamism and prosperity depend upon the nation’s continued openness and diversity. In 2016, he was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for his professional achievements and public service.

Navab is actively involved in philanthropic, educational, community and national organizations, serving as a member of the Board of Trustees at New York Presbyterian Hospital; a member of the Board of Directors at The Robin Hood Foundation; Co Chair of the National Council of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI); a member of the Board of Trustees at The Buckley School in New York; a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; a member of the Board of Dean’s Advisors at Harvard Business School and on the Executive Committee at The Hellenic Initiative (a non profit organization supporting economic renewal in Greece).

Li Lu grew up in China during Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution. He became an activist as a student, traveling to Tiananmen Square in Beijing in 1989 to protest corruption and promote democratic reforms. His first introduction to Columbia came in the form of an invitation to campus to speak about his experiences and human rights advocacy. from Columbia Business School. He went on to found his own hedge fund, Himalaya Capital, a firm focused on investments in publicly traded securities and private companies in Asia and North America. He has been running the fund since its founding in 1997.

Li received ColumbiaCollege’s John Jay Award for distinguished professional achievement in 2012. He was named a “Global Leader for Tomorrow” by the World Economic Forum in 2001 and a Henry Crown Fellow by the Aspen Institute in 1998. He has also received the Raoul Wallenberg Human Rights Award from the Congressional Human Rights Foundation, and the Reebok Human Rights Award for his human rights advocacy. In 2017, he is featured in the Family of Voices, a part of the ongoing twenty year exhibition Many Voices,
Alexander Navab and Li Lu Elected to Columbia Board of Trustees
One Nationat the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. He attended Nanjing University in China from 1985 to 1989.

Aldi holding hiring events for all Ohio stores

Aldi holding hiring events for all Ohio stores

If you looking for a job, Aldi is hosting a one day hiring spree for all Ohio grocery stores as it looks to fill 300 positions across the region.

According to a press release, all Aldi stores in the state will hold hiring events on Monday, Feb.

Aldi says it is known for offering wages and benefits that are higher than the national average for the retail industry(wages range from $12.35 to $24/hour).

Job seekers can fill out applications in person at the event.

Here is a look at the positions:Low cost grocery chain Aldi plans more US stores

Store Associate $12.35 per hour plus, a pay increase to $12.70 per hour after 6 months of employment

Shift Manager $12.35 per hour, plus a $4.75 per hour premium when performing manager duties and a pay increase after 6 months of employment

Assistant Manager $18.00 per hour

Manager Trainee $49,920 per year ($24.00 per hour averaging 40 hours per week), with an opportunity to earn $65,000 to $95,000 per year as a Store Manager
Aldi holding hiring events for all Ohio stores

Alberta Caucus focus in on rural crime

Alberta Caucus focus in on rural crime

Dane Lloyd has set his sights on reducing crime in rural Western Canada alongside a dozen other members of a new task force aimed at doing just that.

The Sturgeon River Parkland MP is a member of the Alberta Rural Crime Task Force (ARCTF), a committee formed by the Alberta caucus to compile and generate feedback from rural communities across Alberta. The ARCTF, in conjunction with crime prevention organization and law enforcement organization, is currently working on recommendations to bring to the Canadian government in hopes of diminishing the problem.

been meeting, in particular, with citizen groups across the riding, said Lloyd. such as the Sturgeon County Crime Watch Organization, the Stony Plain District Crime Prevention Association, the Lac St. Anne outfit of Citizens on Patrol and also representatives frp, the police forces in the Edmonton area. said that the work the task force has done has been eye opening, but not surprising given feedback he received from constituents.

of the chief concerns is that we seeing a spike in property crimes. People are noting that people are coming onto their properties and doing damage, stealing car batteries, holiday trailers, vehicles, etc., Lloyd said. have had their homes broken into and this is a problem we having. said that another big concern he heard from citizen groups was a lack of boots on the ground when it came to police officers. Lloyd said that the problem stems primarily from a lack of resources at rural police detachments.

been a perception that there aren enough boots on the ground from our police forces. That in no way a criticism of our frontline police officers who are doing an excellent job, it just that they don have the resources to answer 911 calls in a timely manner and they don have the resources to follow up with investigations all of the time and its discouraging for the people of the riding, Lloyd said.

For that reason, Lloyd said that it important that federal RCMP negotiations put a focus on additional resources for detachments.

need to ensure that in the next round of negotiations, that the RCMP realize that we need to dedicate some additional resources and boots on the ground, Lloyd said. particular, it administrative staff (that needed) because many of our frontline officers are burdened with a great deal of administrative work which keeps them from getting out onto the streets and acting as a strong deterrent. not just a matter of throwing money at the problem, however, with Lloyd saying in times of economic deficit, he believes the issue becomes one of financial stewardship.

easiest answer is that more is all you need, but during times of budgetary deficit and scarce economic resources we need to steward those resources to the best of our ability. Just saying more money isn a solution, he added.
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alarm fire that gutted business

alarm fire that gutted business

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The first crews arrived to find heavy smoke billowing from the front of the building, which is where investigators seemed to be focusing a good amount of their attention Monday morning.

The fire went to three alarms before firefighters from several area departments could bring it under control.

“What made it difficult for fire companies is this structure is completely brick and has a cement roof,” Hofferet said. “The fire was contained inside. It was like an oven building up, the heat and the smoke. Monday.

“Fire departments just pulled back and waited until it died down so they could make entry,” Hoffert said. “They were concerned about making entry due to any collapse of the roof. They weren sure of the stability of the roof at that time.”

No serious injuries were reported,
alarm fire that gutted business
but a handful of firefighters had to be transported to the hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation, Hoffert said.

“The entire building, since it a warehouse distributing type place, snack place, it was filled with nothing but plastics and cardboard and stuff like that, so it made it thick black smoke and a lot of heat,” Hoffert said.

Investigators have not determined a monetary estimate for the amount of damage caused by the fire.

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alarm blaze at north side apartment building Thursday

alarm blaze at north side apartment building Thursday

OKLAHOMA CITY No one was hurt in a three alarm fire at a far north side apartment building Thursday afternoon. in the 12800 block of Stratford Drive at the Village at Stratford Apartments, near Highland Park Drive and North Pennsylvania, according to the Oklahoma City Fire Department.

Once on scene, the fire was quickly upgraded to a three alarm fire to fight the blaze quickly spreading through one of the apartment buildings, aided by the strong winds.

12800 Stratford Dr. 3rd Alarm Fire. Well involved 2 story apartment that has extended into another apartment building next to it. It is now a defensive fire.

“It’s pretty tough,” said Deputy Chief Tony Davis. “This wind is definitely not helping. Anytime we have wind like this, it definitely helps flame the fire and let it spread a little quick.”

Nearly 60 firefighters and close to two dozen rigs including aerial ladder trucks were needed to knock down the flames that spread along the roof of a 12 unit apartment building, which fire officials said is a total loss.

TAC 4: Crews are reporting this fire is under control. Final searches are being done at this moment. Crews will continue to check for fire extension and begin salvage and overhaul.

According to the department, 24 people were evacuated, as well as a number of pets. The Red Cross says it is helping five families displaced by the fire.

“Fire department says it’s a total loss, right now. Everything in it is pretty well gone,” said Tyler Caudillo, who lives in the building with his wife, Keeva, and their two dogs.

“We were both at work. Actually a neighbor of mine called me, warned me that the apartment was on fire. So I hauled butt up here to see what was going on.”

“I was really, really worried about the dogs,” said Caudillo, as his wife and two dogs sat warming up in his work truck across the street from the fire. “Everything in there is replaceable and I got the dogs, I got my wife, so we can start over. That’s not a problem.”

The wind and below freezing temperatures did not help in getting the blaze under control, said officials at the scene, but no one was injured.

An EMBARK bus and Red Cross truck with food and supplies were called in to provide shelter and warmth for firefighters and residents to rest and warm up in the cold temperatures and biting wind.
alarm blaze at north side apartment building Thursday

Akron toddler who died outside in cold identified

Akron toddler who died outside in cold identified

AKRON, Ohio The toddler who died after being found outside in the cold on Friday has been identified.

The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office said the victim is 2 year old Wynter Parker.

Akron police said the mother left the child with the father while she ran errands. The father, who works nights, fell asleep.

“Obviously, this is still under investigation to see if there is any wrong doing on behalf of the parents,
Akron toddler who died outside in cold identified
” Lt. She was unresponsive and taken to Akron Children’s Hospital, where she died.

According to the medical examiner’s office, Parker suffered severe hypothermia. The official cause of death has not been determined.

Police will not decide on charges until after the autopsy is complete.

“We need to follow up with neighbors, we need to look at past history. We need to look at the parents to see what their participation or non participation was. We are awaiting results from the medical examiner’s office. So there is a lot to tidy up in this case to find out what actually happened,” Edwards said.
Akron toddler who died outside in cold identified