SAD – ‘Taco Tuesday’ War Ends In Truce: Taco John’s Ends Trademark Fight With Taco Bell – LINK
Person of interest in gas station clerk’s shooting death escapes police custody – LINK
O’Fallon, Illinois home vandalized and pool filled with motor oil, tens of thousands of dollars in damages – LINK
Sheriff’s Office: $6,000 of damage reported at Montgomery County corn field – LINK
Resident in O’Fallon, Missouri decided to put down their own speed bumps to slow down traffic – LINK
Car goes airborne, crashing into Lemay home, killing driver – LINK
What Are Vampire Facials And Other Vampire Therapies? A Doctor Explains – LINK
Europe battles heatwave and fires, record temperatures scorch China – LINK
Winning Mega Millions numbers for July 18, 2023. No big winners, jackpot hits $720M – LINK
DoorDash Flagged a Random Family’s Home as a Popeye’s Restaurant – LINK
Japan Airlines Is Now Letting People Rent Clothes, So They Can Ditch Luggage – LINK
Bison gores Phoenix woman at Yellowstone National Park – LINK
Las Vegas police searched a home on Monday night in conjuction with the investigation into Tupac Shakur‘s murder 27 years ago. Las Vegas police offered only a brief statement about the search, saying, “LVMPD can confirm a search warrant was served in Henderson, Nevada on July 17th, 2023, as part of the ongoing Tupac Shakur homicide investigation. We will have no further comment at this time.” It’s not clear how the investigation — which by most accounts had been dormant for a while — led to this search. Tupac was shot on on September 7th 1996, in Las Vegas and died in the hospital six days later. He had been in Vegas to attend a boxing match with Suge Knight. He was sitting in a black sedan on Las Vegas Boulevard when a white Cadillac pulled up alongside the vehicle and opened fire – LINK
Jason Aldean is in the news for his latest song and video for ‘Try That in a Small Town’ which is being met with backlash for it’s racist undertones. Sheryl Crow took a stand against it saying on twitter: “I’m from a small town. Even people in small towns are sick of violence. There’s nothing small-town or American about promoting violence. You should know that better than anyone having survived a mass shooting. This is not American or small town-like. It’s just lame” Jason responded to the firestorm around his song and video that came out in May. He calls the racism accusations meritless . . . because the song is actually about the feeling of community he had growing up where everyone took care of their neighbors, regardless of differences – (LINK)
Route 91 Harvest music festival on the Las Vegas Strip
The first price increase for Peacock is going up, since the service began three years ago. Starting immediately, all of Peacock’s subscriptions will cost more. For example, new users will pay $5.99 monthly, up from $4.99. The Premium Plus tier price goes from $9.99 to $11.99 a month.
Crappy quick hits:
Universal pruned trees on the sidewalks outside its studios in L.A., and people think they did it to deprive striking actors and writers of shade. The trees might also end up dying because they were pruned out of season.
Paul McCartney’s launching a podcast to talk about some of iconic songs he’s written over the years. ‘McCartney: A Life in Lyrics’ premieres on September 20th.
Jerry O’Connell assisted sheriff’s deputies with a food truck that caught fire. He moved a nearby gas can, and also scaled a fence to get a fire extinguisher to help contain the flames until the fire department arrived
Gigi Hadid and a friend got arrested upon their arrival in the Cayman Islands, for possession of marijuana. They each paid a $1,000 fine, and by the pictures Gigi posted, it looks like they had a great time anyway.
“Variety” ranked the 50 best action movies of all time. Here are the Top 10:
- “The Road Warrior”, 1981
- “Die Hard”, 1988
- “North by Northwest”, 1959
- “Raiders of the Lost Ark”, 1981
- “Enter the Dragon”, 1973
- “The French Connection”, 1971
- “The Matrix”, 1999
- “Aliens”, 1986
- “Seven Samurai”, 1954
- “Bullitt”, 1968
Today’s birthday girl has been in 100 fine films, including:
– Ass Freaks 3
– Boobtown Betties
– Carnal Coed Confessions 3
– The Four Finger Club 13
– Girls Who Like Girls 5
– Legal And Willing
– Open Wide And Say Ahh! 7
– Shrink Wrapped
– And who can forget her role in 2001’s Still Crazy After All These Whores
Paige Sinclair is 43 years old
So the Cards game was hummin along when the Marlins forced it into extra innings. It’s the bottom of the tenth… the Marlins opted to intentionally walk Paul Goldschmidt to get the better matchups against left-handed batters. Miami decided not to do the same when Arenado came to the plate. And then this happened (audio). It’s a walk off! Nolan Arenado hammered a 0-1 fastball into the left-field seats to lift the Cardinals to a 5-2 walk-off victory in the 10th inning. Arenado’s fourth career walk-off homer was the Cardinals’ first since Tommy Edman’s in June of 2022. And it gave the Cardinals their fourth consecutive win, tying their season high. Focused on winning ‘now,’ Nolan Arenado crushes walk-off homer to carry Cardinals to win – (LINK)
The Arena Football League (AFL) announced Tuesday that St. Louis will have an arena football team in 2024! The league posted on Twitter that St. Louis will be amongst 16 cities to have a team. This will be the first season of the AFL since they went bankrupt in 2019. The league was established in 1987. NFL Hall of Famer and former St. Louis Rams’ quarterback Kurt Warner was apart of the AFL in 1995, playing for the Iowa Barnstormers, before making his NFL debut. Arena Football League team coming to St. Louis in 2024 – (LINK)
After consecutive years of playing an All-Star game against top players from Mexico’s Liga MX, Major League Soccer is back to taking on top teams from European-based leagues.
The league’s top players will face English Premier League team Arsenal FC at Wednesday night’s MLS All-Star Game at Audi Field in Washington, D.C. This is the second time that Arsenal has featured in the MLS All-Star Game. In 2016, Arsenal defeated the MLS All-Star team, 2-1, in San Jose, California. The MLS All-Star Game will take place on tonight at 7:30 p.m. CT. And it will stream for free exclusively on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app or online at tv.apple.com. You’re gonna see a few St Louis CITY players as well. Goalie and CITY captain Roman Bürki and defender Tim Parker.
Defending champion Jonas Vingegaard may have time-trialed his way to a second straight Tour de France victory.
A sensational time trial from Vingegaard on Tuesday saw the overall leader extend his advantage over two-time winner Tadej Pogačar to nearly two minutes with just five stages remaining — including Sunday’s largely ceremonial, final procession to Paris. Vingegaard closer to Tour victory after sensational time trial extends lead to nearly 2 minutes – (LINK)