Cop Jams Gunman’s Pistol By Hand During Bar Fight

MOAB, Utah (AP) – A law enforcement officer in Utah deliberately jammed a pistol’s firing mechanism by hand during a struggle with a man who had just fired the gun near charging officers. Witnesses at a Moab bar called police on Tuesday saying the man was showing the gun and threatening people. Witnesses say the man pulled the gun from his waistband as officers approached him. They say he was able to fire one bullet before officers tackled him and someone was able to jam the pistol. Moab Police Chief Jim Winder says no one was hit by the bullet. He called the officers’ efforts heroic. The suspect is a 31-year-old Colorado man. He was booked into the Grand County jail on suspicion of felony aggravated assault and weapons’ related offenses.   Copyright 2017 The Associated Press.

Devers Leads Red Sox Past White Sox, 9-5

BOSTON (AP) — Rafael Devers hit a three-run homer and Rick Porcello ended a four-game losing streak with his first win since June as the Boston Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox, 9-5, on Thursday night. Mookie Betts hit a two-run homer and Andrew Benintendi went 3-for-3, scoring twice and driving in a run as the Red Sox won their third straight. Benintendi reached base all five times he batted, getting hit by a pitch and walking once to go along with two doubles and a single. Hanley Ramirez drove in two runs for Boston. Nicky Delmonico hit his first career homer, a three-run shot in the third, for the White Sox. Chicago lost its third straight and fell to 3-15 since the All-Star break. The Red Sox, who finished with 15 hits, led 4-0 before Porcello even threw a pitch. The fast start was enough to help Porcello end a skid of going winless in his last six starts as the reigning AL Cy Young winner won for the first time since the Red Sox beat the Angels on June 23. Benintendi, who sat out the last two games, surged out of an 8-for-54 slump with a ground-rule double to the triangle in center field in the first. Miguel Gonzalez (5-10) hit him with a pitch in the second, followed by a leadoff double in the fourth and an RBI single in the fifth. Benintendi’s single to right in the fifth drove in Mitch Moreland, who doubled to lead off the inning and added an RBI double in the sixth to put Boston up 9-5. Boston got to Gonzalez right away with four runs and four hits, including Devers’ three-run homer to center. After Chicago got two runs back in the second to cut the lead in half, the Red Sox struck again for three in the third. Betts hit a two-run homer and Ramirez beat out an infield single, allowing Benintendi to score by sliding around Omar Narvaez’s tag at the plate. Delmonico, who singled and scored in the first, belted a shot out to right with two on in the third for his first career homer. Delmonico made his big-league debut Tuesday and was playing in just his third game. Gonzalez threw 53 pitches without making it out of the second inning. He allowed seven runs, seven hits and hit a batter, before he was replaced by Gregory Infante with two outs in the second. Porcello lasted until the fifth, when he was pulled following a one-out double by Tim Anderson. It was the seventh hit allowed by Porcello, who settled in after the third and finished with six strikeouts. TRAINER’S ROOM White Sox: 2B Yoan Moncada returned to the lineup after missing two games with a bruised knee. Moncada hurt the knee Monday in a collision with OF Willy Garcia, who has a broken jaw and could miss 4-to-6 weeks after surgery. Red Sox: RHP Joe Kelly (strained left hamstring), on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket, could be activated on Saturday, manager John Farrell said. UP NEXT White Sox: LHP Carlos Rodon (1-4, 5.23 ERA) makes just his seventh start of the season, which he began on the DL with left biceps bursitis. Red Sox: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (4-3, 4.16) is 1-0 at home this season and the Red Sox are 4-1 in his five starts. Copyright 2017 The Associated Press.

Exec-Escort Relationship May Have Led To $6M In Credit-Card Fraud

(CBS) – Nearly $6 million was allegedly stolen from a Buffalo Grove medical company over a year and a half – the possible result of a relationship between a former executive and an escort. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports. The former executive met the escort through an online service back in 2012, according to court records, and they stayed in contact for several years. That’s when she started asking for money and ultimately got handed the company credit card. An unsealed federal search warrant reveals an investigation into two unnamed people. They are identified in published reports as Scott Kennedy, a financial executive at a Buffalo Grove medical device company, and Crystal Lundberg. She is accused of running up quite a tab, swiping the card for lavish vacations to Bali, France, Costa Rica, Hawaii, Santorini, Bora Bora, and Fiji, among other exotic locations. Both are under investigation for fraud and money laundering; formal charges have yet to be filed. The suburban company was taken for about $5.8 million through more than 8,000 fraudulent charges. Among the charges: -$12,000 a month rent for a San Diego mansion -a $50,000 timeshare -$6,000 for dogs -$60,000 for two Rolex watches In a series of frantic texts Lundberg messaged Kennedey about financial worries surrounding a salon she intended on opening. The warrant says Kennedy was fired from the Buffalo Grove company in March and is said to be cooperating with the investigation. In an interview with the Chicago Tribune, Kennedy said he was just looking for love and a family and the whole thing blew up in his face.

Weekend food drives planned to benefit Rio Rancho food pantry

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – St. Felix Pantry is holding two food drives this weekend. KRQE News 13 reported Wednesday night how St. Felix Food Pantry in Rio Rancho is running dangerously low on canned food. The pantry feeds more than 1,200 families a week — a number that rises dramatically during the summer months. On Saturday, you can make donations at Enchanted Hills Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and at Camino De Los Montoyas Park from 8 a.m. until noon.
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Damien Barling: A Look Back at SummerSlam 1997

August 3 marks the 20th anniversary of one the most important PPV’s in WWE history, SummerSlam 1997. Unlike most big shows, the historical significance of this event doesn’t lie in the event itself. It lies in the aftermath. Twenty years ago, Bret Hart won the WWE Championship for the 5th time and Shawn Michaels turned heel after a 2 year run as the biggest babyface in the company. The heel turn lead to the formation of Degeneration-X, one of the most significant factions in wrestling history, and, ultimately, to the Montreal Screwjob the preceded Bret Harts unthinkable jump to WCW. Twenty years ago, Mankind beat Hunter Hearst Helmsley in a cage match that saw Mankind emerge as a star and Helmsley begin the transition to Triple H. A week after SummerSlam 1997, Rocky Maivia returned from a knee injury turning heel and joining the Nation of Domination. Shortly after, Rocky Maivia become The Rock. I don’t have to tell you what The Rock became. Twenty years ago, the late Owen Hart dropped Stone Cold Steve Austin on the top his head when an inverted piledriver went wrong. Austin was on the rise and was already the biggest superstar WWE had. The neck injury that came from this event kept Austin out of action for the better part of 6 months (while he still appeared on TV and did his part in multi-person matches) and ultimately lead to his career being cut drastically short, wrestling his last match just 7 years later. With Austin unable to wrestle, his appearances on TV become a run of stunning authority figures and commentators. Jerry Lawler lead to Jim Ross, then Sgt. Slaughter, then, finally, at the Worlds Most Famous Arena, Stone Cold Steve Austin stunned Vince McMahon. McMahon, for the first time on WWE television, was being acknowledged as the owner of the company. It was that September stunner that was the birth of the feud that kicked off Austins title reign the following year and drove the company to heights it hadn’t seen before. If you have the WWE Network, this is a fun show to go back and watch.

Levine: MVP Conversation Should Include Cubs’ Willson Contreras

By Bruce Levine– CHICAGO (CBS) — The Cubs fell short in a 10-8 loss to the Diamondbacks at Wrigley Field on Thursday, a contest that was as exciting as it was weather-delayed. Amid the ups and downs that included three rain delays, nobody embodied the determination of the Cubs coming from behind more than catcher Willson Contreras, who showcased that he may be MLB’s next rising star. The 24-year-old Contreras had a career-high six RBIs on Thursday in the type of game that makes reputations. And his continued strong play has put his name squarely in the picture for National League MVP honors. That was abundantly clear as the season passed the two-thirds pole Thursday. Contreras’ monster game featured a solo home run in the second inning off of Diamondbacks right-hander Zack Greinke and then a three-run shot off him in the sixth to pull the Cubs within 6-5. Contreras followed with a two-run single in the seventh inning to give his team a temporary 7-6 lead before Arizona scored twice in the eighth and ninth. “When you do that against Greinke, that is pretty good,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. “Impressive when you do that against a pitcher who really knows how to pitch.” A Venezuela native, Contreras has opened eyes around baseball. To think he is playing his first full season in the major leagues and putting up great numbers with a heavy workload behind the plate is astounding. Contreras will tell you defense comes first for him, but he now leads all catchers in baseball with 13 homers and 34 RBIs since June 19. Over that stretch, only Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton has hit more homers (16). For the season, Contreras is hitting .276 with 18 homers, 65 RBIs and an .855 OPS. His 65 RBIs trail only teammate Getting two days off since Saturday seemed to give Contreras some extra juice against the Diamondbacks. In Tuesday’s game, he reached base three times and drove in two runs. Newly acquired Alex Avila started in his place Wednesday. “I have never felt this good in the big leagues,” Contreras said. “I worked very hard in the offseason to have really good success this year. I have been able to make a lot of mental adjustments. That has been huge for me. When you have the plan and make mental adjustments, you can have success.” Bruce Levine covers the Cubs and White Sox for 670 The Score and CBSChicago.com. Follow him on Twitter @MLBBruceLevine.

Testimony Of DJ’s Date Will Be Key In Trial Involving Taylor Swift

By Rick Sallinger DENVER (CBS4) – The trial over a lawsuit involving singer Taylor Swift and a former Denver country music DJ is due to begin with jury selection on Monday.
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Taylor Swift (credit: Robyn Beck/Getty Images)

Depositions of many of the witnesses have now been released. Among them is the deposition from Shannon Melcher, who was the date of the former KYGO DJ David Mueller on the night of a concert when Swift says she was groped by Mueller. The incident alleged was said to have taken place during a “meet and greet” photo. Melcher’s trial testimony may be important. In her deposition she talks about meeting with her date’s boss who goes by the name Eddie Haskell. That meeting was just before the photo was taken with her and David Mueller. “He (Mueller) told me that Eddie Haskell was kind of joking around, that he knew Taylor Swift wore biker shorts under her outfit,” Melcher said in the deposition made public by the court. When a picture of Swift and the DJ was taken before the show, Mueller’s hand is behind Taylor Swift, although whether he was groping her buttocks is not clear. In her depostion Melcher said, “I wasn’t looking over at David to see how he was leaning over or what the interaction was.”
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David Mueller (credit: KYGO)

Mueller, who called himself “Jackson” on the radio, sued Swift, her manager and Swift’s mother, claiming their allegations actions led to him losing his job. Legal Analyst Karen Steinhauser says Mueller is trying to regain financial losses. “He has to prove that she interfered with his right to work — basically that she interfered with his business contract with the radio station of which he was a DJ,” she said. For her part Swift has countersued, alleging that she was the victim of assault and battery. Mueller’s date Melcher may turn out to be a witness in his favor. “It is hard for me to believe he would intentionally do something like that to a woman,” she said. The judge has authorized “enhanced security” for the trial. The public will be allowed in with some seating available in the courtroom, more in an overflow courtroom with a video feed. There will be passes for the morning and afternoon sessions each day. Lining up for passes can begin no earlier than 6 a.m. Opening statements are expected to take place on Tuesday. CBS4’s Rick Sallinger is a Peabody award winning reporter who has been with the station more than two decades doing hard news and investigative reporting. Follow him on Twitter @ricksallinger.

Lolla’s First Night Ends Early, Due To Storms

(CBS) — Lollapalooza  ended about an hour early Thursday night, due to stormy weather. Chicago police supervised Grant Park’s evacuation, which began around 9:10 p.m. The festival had been slated to end at 10 p.m.; headlining acts such as Lorde were not able to perform full sets.

An estimated 100,000 people were in the park at the time of the cancellation. Nearby underground parking garages were serving as shelters. The threat of rain and storms loomed all afternoon and evening. “We are disappointed to have to end today’s performances early, however our first priority is the safety of our fans, staff and artists,” said Sandee Fenton, Director of Publicity for C3 Presents, the promoter behind Lollapalooza.