NEWS CENTRAL HEADLINES – MARCH 8 2016

March 8, 2016

 

 

(CNN) Erin Andrews, the former ESPN reporter and current FOX reporter, finally reached a settlement in court for the peephole video case. The jury awarded $55 million to Andrews for the uncovering of the stalker, Michael Barrett, who was 51% liable and served two and a half years in jail for the video. It’s likely that Barrett won’t be able to pay his share of $28 million, meaning that Andrews won’t see much of the money she was awarded. The other $27 million is under the responsibility of the hotel where the video took place, which is  owned and will be covered by Windsor Capital Group and West End Hotel Partners.

 

(NBC) Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana are due for heavy rains and possibly tornadoes. A 350-mile stretch in Texas is under severe weather watch, and parts of other stars can expect major hail and winds up to 70 miles per hour. A major area of the country, from the Gulf of Mexico up to Illinois, can expect anywhere from three inches to a foot of rain this week. The storm is expected to weaken as it moves eastward.

 

(FOX) The former NFL running back is currently in jail and up for parole in 2017, but with the recent discovery of a knife at his property where the double homicide of Simpson’s wife and her friend in 1994, Simpson might be facing an extended sentence. He was acquitted of the murders in 1995 in the nationally-recognized trial. There is a possibility that this discovery can harm his chances for parole next year.

 

Tune in at noon every weekday to KCWU’s News Central to catch your daily national headlines, as well as local, entertainment, technology, political, and sports news.

 

-Tim Mitchell – Assistant News Director

 

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