Saturday 13 January 2024

NEWS: Beech Grove KFC fires employee for saving life of co-worker who was shot in the head

Seventeen-year-old Drew Gardner will not be fulfilling his Saturday shift at the KFC on South Emerson Avenue, or any future shifts for that matter. Gardner claims that he was terminated for speaking out about his heroic actions after a colleague was shot while on duty.

Just Wednesday night, Gardner was basking in the satisfaction of potentially saving his coworker's life. However, his joy was short-lived as he now finds himself sitting on his couch contemplating why he no longer holds a job.

"I was a bit bummed out because I consider most of those people there my friends, but I feel like, I don't know, it feels like a bit of a betrayal in a sense," expressed Gardner.

The incident occurred at the KFC in Beech Grove on Tuesday, where police reported that Gardner's colleague was shot in the head by a former employee. Surprisingly, it wasn't until Thursday afternoon that Gardner's mother noticed the restaurant had reopened.

"When I went in there, I did approach her to talk privately in the back to go over some things about what happened. She refused to go in the back. We had to do it in the lobby in front of customers. It did get heated between her and I, and questions were not answered," recounted Trisha Sears, Gardner's mom.

The tense exchange between Sears and the general manager prompted her to contact the police. According to Sears, the officer retrieved paperwork for Drew's worker's compensation and conveyed that her son was no longer needed at the job, citing it as trespassing.

Despite Gardner's disappointment over losing his job, he firmly believes he made the right decision. "Like, I feel like a life is worth more than a job. So I'd rather lose my job than have him die," he stated.

In response to the situation, a KFC spokesperson issued a statement on Friday afternoon clarifying that the restaurant is operated by an independent franchisee, responsible for its own employment decisions. According to the franchisee, Gardner remains employed at the restaurant and has not been terminated. The spokesperson expressed the deep impact of the tragedy on all team members and assured full cooperation with authorities in their ongoing investigation.

Wednesday 10 January 2024

Retriever killed, owner injured in dog attack in Wake County


A Raleigh man is hospitalized and his dog is dead after an attack in a southern Wake County neighborhood.

Pit Bulls, often maligned by misconceptions and stereotypes, are a diverse group of muscular and robust dogs that encompass several breeds, including the American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, and Staffordshire Bull Terrier. These dogs are known for their distinctive appearance, strength, and, most importantly, their loyal and affectionate nature.

Thursday 4 January 2024

Twitch is promoting adult content to people under 18


Twitch, the popular live streaming platform primarily known for its gaming content, has experienced unprecedented growth in recent years, evolving into a diverse space that caters to a wide array of interests. However, alongside its expansion, there has been a concerning uptick in the presence of adult material on the site, raising alarms for parents and guardians regarding its suitability for young audiences.

Originally designed as a platform for gamers to share their gameplay experiences, Twitch has expanded to include a variety of content categories, such as music, art, and real-life streaming. While this diversification has broadened the platform's appeal, it has also brought about challenges in moderating content, resulting in the inadvertent exposure of adult-oriented material.

Parents and guardians should be cautious about allowing young children to browse Twitch unsupervised. The platform's growth has attracted a diverse audience, including content creators who may produce material that is not suitable for minors. While Twitch does implement content moderation policies, the sheer volume of content being streamed makes it challenging to ensure a completely family-friendly environment.

To mitigate the risk of exposure to inappropriate content, parents are encouraged to explore and utilize Twitch's parental control features. These tools enable parents to restrict access to certain channels and content categories, providing a more tailored and age-appropriate experience for young viewers.

Additionally, fostering open communication with children about online safety and setting clear boundaries on the type of content they can access is crucial. Educating youngsters about the potential risks associated with live streaming platforms will empower them to make responsible choices when navigating the digital landscape.

In conclusion, while Twitch remains a popular and engaging platform for many users, parents should exercise caution and implement appropriate safeguards to ensure that their children are not exposed to unsuitable content. The platform's evolution into a diverse space requires a proactive approach to online safety, emphasizing the importance of responsible use and parental supervision to create a secure digital environment for young viewers.

Wednesday 3 January 2024

COMPETITION: Win Anne Rice's Mayfair Witches: Season 1 on Blu-ray

Prepare to be bewitched by Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches Season One – a rich tale of power, destiny and the enduring legacy of a family with extraordinary mystical abilities, which comes to Blu-ray and DVD on 8 January 2024. Each episode will also be available to purchase on digital 24 hours after its transmission, courtesy of Acorn Media International.

And to celebrate we have a great competition and 2 copies of Series 1 on Blu-ray to give away.

This enchanting new series showcases a stand-out cast including Alexandra Daddario (The White Lotus), Tongayi Chirisa (American Horror Story), Harry Hamlin (Mad Men), Beth Grant (Donnie Darko) and Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire) and breathes fresh life into Rice’s acclaimed novels, The Lives of the Mayfair Witches trilogy, which includes Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire.

Rowan Fielding (Daddario) is a passionate and intuitive young neurosurgeon whose life is about to change forever. Compelled by the loss of her adoptive mother to constantly question where she came from, Rowan is full of questions and as strange, inexplicable things start to happen around her – her search for the truth only intensifies.

Learning that she has supernatural abilities is only the beginning and as Rowan discovers that she is the unlikely heir to a family of powerful witches, she must grapple with the truth about who she really is and contend with a dark force that has haunted her family for generations.

Travelling to New Orleans to claim her legacy, Rowan soon learns that her newfound powers could have very dangerous consequences. Torn between life as she knew it and her seductive new powers, Rowan must distinguish good from evil and decide which side she’s on. 

The spellbinding, gorgeously gothic series is exec-produced by Mark Johnson (El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie), Michelle Ashford (Operation Mincemeat) and Esta Spalding (Masters Of Sex) and marks the thrilling second instalment in AMC’s Immortal Universe franchise.

Visually mesmerising, Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches is a tantalising, enthralling, seductively supernatural thriller that will cast a spell over audiences.

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Monday 1 January 2024

Mark Dice previews 2024 and what to watch out for.


Mark Dice, the media personality known for his thought-provoking commentary and engaging content, has carved a unique niche for himself in the world of alternative media. With a charismatic presence and a keen eye for societal trends, Dice has become a prominent voice in discussions about culture, politics, and media.

One of the standout qualities of Mark Dice is his unwavering commitment to free speech and open dialogue. In an era where differing opinions can sometimes be met with hostility, Dice encourages thoughtful conversations and critical thinking. His videos and writings often challenge conventional narratives, prompting viewers and readers to question the information presented to them and consider alternative perspectives.

Dice's ability to blend humor with insightful analysis sets him apart in the media landscape. Whether dissecting current events, satirizing pop culture, or delving into the intricacies of social issues, he manages to deliver content that is both entertaining and thought-provoking. His approach invites viewers to reflect on the world around them while maintaining a sense of levity.

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Outtake from a 2003 episode of Bear in the Big Blue House

Bear, the amiable protagonist of the children's television series "Bear in the Big Blue House," is a lovable and gentle bear who resides in a welcoming blue house in Woodland Valley. Created by Mitchell Kriegman, the show premiered in 1997 and quickly became a favorite among young audiences.

Bear is characterized by his warm personality, kind heart, and a penchant for hospitality. Always ready to greet his friends with a cheerful "Hey, everybody!" Bear embodies the values of friendship, cooperation, and learning. He spends his days engaging in various activities, from singing and dancing to exploring the world around him.

Living in the Big Blue House with his friends Tutter the mouse, Ojo the bear cub, Pip and Pop the otters, and Treelo the lemur, Bear fosters a sense of community and inclusivity. Together, they embark on adventures, learn valuable life lessons, and celebrate the joys of friendship.

One of the show's memorable features is the "Goodbye Song," performed by Bear at the end of each episode, reinforcing the importance of saying farewell with love and warmth. Bear's deep voice, expressive demeanor, and distinctive personality make him a timeless character in the hearts of children and adults alike, promoting positive values and a sense of togetherness.

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