Ryan Ermanni is a morning news reporter for FOX 2 News.
Jussie Smollett indicted on 16 felony counts stemming from reported attack in Chicago
A grand jury in Chicago indicted "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett on 16 felony counts related to making a false report that he was attacked by two men who shouted racial and homophobic slurs.
The Cook County grand jury indictment dated Thursday and made public on Friday gives details of the disorderly conduct charge against Smollett. It elaborates on the allegation that he falsely reported that he was attacked on Jan. 28 by two masked men who hurled racial and homophobic slurs at the black and openly gay actor, beat him, threw an unidentified liquid chemical on him and looped a rope tied like a noose around his neck.
The indictment - eight counts from what he told the officer who responded to the report of the attack and eight for what he later told a detective - comes a little more than two weeks after prosecutors announced one felony count of the same charge.Read the full story
Police: Scottsdale man arrested for killing service dog, stabbing it over 100 times
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (FOX 10) -- A Scottsdale man is accused of stabbing a service animal to death, but how many times he stabbed the dog is even more disturbing.
The gruesome animal cruelty case is under investigation. Police say 27-year-old Jacob Bushkin stabbed his Golden Retriever more than 100 times and the dog's body was found in a trash can.
"I mean.. I can't imagine who would do that to an animal and especially one like that because they're not aggressive dogs," said Marcia Solomon, a neighbor.Read the full story
Giants CEO Larry Baer involved in physical argument with wife in SF plaza, video shows
San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer was involved in an argument with his wife that got physical at public park in San Francisco on Friday, a short video shows.
Baer and his wife Pam Baer were reportedly arguing loud enough for witnesses to hear while they were sitting at a table in Proxy Park. At one point, Larry Baer was attempting to pry something out of his wife’s hand and she clearly did not want to give it up. Witnesses said Baer was attempting to obtain a cell phone.
During the struggle, Pam Baer was knocked out of her chair and went to the ground. In the video clip first reported by TMZ , you can hear her screaming, ‘Oh my god. Help.” It's unclear what exactly led to the altercation or at one point during it the video was taken.Read the full story
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