Teacher Arrested After Cutting Student’s Hair While Singing National Anthem

FRESNO (KPIX) – A high school science teacher in Visalia was arrested for forcibly cutting a student’s hair while singing the Star-Spangled Banner. Police said Margaret Gienszinger is facing several charges after video surfaced Wednesday showing the 52-year-old cutting the student’s hair. Attorney Mark Vogt is representing the student and says his client was terrified. “He couldn’t believe what was happening. He frankly didn’t know what to do, and he thought to himself, me or anybody else, she’s coming for someone else,” he said. “In the video, of course, we see that later, but he was absolutely terrified.” Gienszinger walked out of jail Friday, two days after she was arrested. School officials say she will not be returning to her classroom.

Celtics Race Past Bulls 133-77

CHICAGO (AP) — Jaylen Brown scored 23 points off the bench, Daniel Theis added a career-high 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and the Boston Celtics routed the Chicago Bulls 133-77 on Saturday night for their fifth straight win. The 56-point margin of victory was the largest in franchise history, surpassing a 51-point win (153-102) over the Philadelphia Warriors on March 7, 1962.
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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – DECEMBER 08: Chandler Hutchison #15 of the Chicago Bulls shoots over Gordon Hayward #20 of the Boston Celtics at United Center on December 08, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Jayson Tatum had 18 points and Terry Rozier added 15 as the Celtics used a 17-0 start and a balanced attack to roll their second straight lopsided win after beating New York 128-100 on Thursday. The Celtics (15-10) have outscored opponents an average of 126.2 to 97.6 during their five-game run. The 56-point loss was the worst in Bulls’ history, eclipsing a 53-point (127-74) defeat at Minnesota on Nov. 8, 2001. Shaquille Harrison came off the bench to score a career-high 20 points for the Chicago, which has lost eight of nine. Zach LaVine had 11 for the Bulls (6-21), whose previous worst loss this season was by 39 points (122-83) to Toronto on Nov. 17. The Celtics took charge early, racing ahead 17-0 as they shot 8 for 11 from the floor at the start. Boston led 35-17 after one quarter as it shot 60.9 percent, and led 64-43 at the half thanks to 52.4-percent shooting.
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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – DECEMBER 08: Lauri Markkanen #24 of the Chicago Bulls tries to get past Marcus Smart #36 of the Boston Celtics at United Center on December 08, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

For the game, the Celtics outshot Chicago 53.8 percent to 38.3 percent. The scoring in Boston’ first-half outburst was evenly distributed. Morris led with 12 points, while Tatum, Theis and Terry Rozier each had 10. The Celtics’ biggest lead in the first half was 22 points and Chicago never got closer than 13. Chicago missed its first 12 field goal attempts, prompting coach Jim Boylen to pull all five starters 4:45 in. The Bulls didn’t score until Jabari Parker hit a pair of free throws 6:18 in — raising a derisive cheer from the United Center crowd. Chicago didn’t get its first basket until Robin Lopez sank a turnaround hook 36 seconds later. The Celtics kept the pressure on, outscoring Chicago 69-34 in the second half. The Bulls fell flat after beating Oklahoma City 114-112 on Friday night on Lauri Markkanen’s layup in the closing seconds, giving Boylen his first win as an NBA head coach. A longtime NBA assistant, Boylen took over Monday when Fred Hoiberg was fired following a 5-19 start. The Bulls lost at Indiana the following night in Boylen’s debut.
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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – DECEMBER 08: Zach LaVine #8 of the Chicago Bulls puts up a shot against the Boston Celtics at United Center on December 08, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

TIP-INS Celtics: Forward/center Al Horford missed the game with a sore left knee after recording 19 points and 12 rebounds against New York on Thursday. . Forward/center Aron Baynes (sprained left ankle) also sat out. He limped off the court late in the last two minutes of the first quarter on Thursday versus the Knicks. . Forward Guerschon Yabusele had to be helped off the court midway through the fourth quarter after landing awkwardly. Bulls: Coach Jim Boylen still isn’t sure when guard Kris Dunn (sprained left MCL) and forward Bobby Portis (sprained right MCL) will return. “Long-term health is what we’re about,” Boylen said. “We expect them back soon, any day, but not today. We’ll re-evaluate tomorrow.” . A longtime NBA assistant, Boylen said he’s very close to Hoiberg and said feelings are still “really raw” following the firing of his former boss. Boylen shook off questions about whether Hoiberg “lost the locker room.” ”I approach the locker room different than Fred,” Boylen said. “It doesn’t mean better, worse or whatever. We’re different people.” GOT MILK? Boylen said he celebrated his first victory as an NBA head coach on Friday night at home with his family. “We had a bowl of cereal with my kids and watched the ‘Family Feud,'” he said. UP NEXT Celtics: Host New Orleans on Monday. Bulls: Host Sacramento on Monday. © 2018 by STATS LLC and Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

President Trump Brushes Off New Info As Bay Area Lawmaker Readies Subpoena Power

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) – The latest court filings concerning Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort and lawyer Michael Cohen have a Bay Area congresswoman getting ready to flex her subpoena power. “I know nothing about Russia. I know — I know about Russia, but I know nothing about the inner workings of Russia,” said then-candidate Donald Trump during a presidential debate on October, 2016. “I don’t deal there. I have no businesses there. I have no loans from Russia.” But Mr. Trump and his agents were in discussions with Russians about a real estate deal, referred to as the ‘Moscow Project,’ until at least June 2016, according to recent court filings. The President’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, has pled guilty to a number of federal crimes and has been informally cooperating with federal law enforcement for several months. He’s set to be sentenced to jail on December 12. In anticipation of that sentencing, U.S. Attorneys in New York and Washington, D.C. submitted memoranda informing the judge about the extent of Cohen’s cooperation. Initially, Cohen lied to congressional intelligence committees, telling them the discussions about the Moscow Project ended in January 2016, before any Republican caucuses or primaries. According to the memos, Cohen changed his story, telling Feds about, “contacts with Russian government officials, and discussions during the first half of 2016 about the possibility of travel to Russia in connection with the Moscow Project.” Cohen also said he, “continued to work on the project and discuss it with Individual 1 well into the campaign.” (“Individual 1” is widely believed to be the President.) The Feds wrote that such information was important “particularly because it occurred at a time of sustained efforts by the Russian government to interfere with the U.S. presidential election.” Congresswoman Jackie Speier represents San Mateo. She was in the committee hearing when Cohen lied. Speier is livid at the cavalier manner witnesses like Cohen treat the hearings. “There have been a number of people we have interviewed who have absolutely lied to us and you cannot lie to Congress,” she said. “It is a felony.” Democrats will be in the majority in the House of Representatives once new members are sworn in on January 3. Speier says, when that happens, the House Intelligence Committee, on which she sits, will start issuing subpoenas the Republicans had previously blocked. “All of the phone bills and phone calls that were made, all of the direct messages, all of the emails that were never subpoenaed need to be subpoenaed for the primary persons that were part of the Trump orbit and campaign,” said Speier. President Trump has brushed aside questions about the memos. “There was no collusion whatsoever; there never has been,” Trump said before boarding Marine One Saturday. “The last thing I want is help from Russia on a campaign.” The President did not comment about other issues revealed in the filing, including Cohen’s claim that the President directed payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal totaling $280,000. Before the election, Cohen arranged “hush money” payments to the two women who claim they had affairs with the President. In April 2018, the President was asked, “Did you know about the $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels?” and he replied, “No.” According to the filings, “Cohen has now admitted, with respect to both payments, he acted in coordination with and at the direction of Individual-1 (the President).”

I’m a Code Wrangler

This is old news at this point, but I realized I never mentioned it here. A few months back, I shifted from a Happiness Lead to a developer. I’m excited about the move and especially that I’m able to continue to work on Jetpack. I’ve always worked with the code powering Jetpack, but usually minor things that I discovered through working directly with our customers. My goal isn’t to create some sweeping new feature, but to make steady, solid improvements to Jetpack. Small fixes that improve what real people are seeing with the project are beautiful things. Of course, my tinkering is on hold a bit while on paternity leave and being on the sidelines while WordPress 5.0 ships isn’t easy! There is so much to learn, explore, and create in the space with the Block Editor, but I’ll be slinging code again soon!
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More Than 500 Guns Turned In Saturday

Chicago (CBS) — The Chicago Police Department said 525 firearms and 87 replicas were turned in at Saturday’s gun turn-in. RELATED CPD To Host Gun Turn-In CPD hosted the event with St. John’s Polish National Catholic Church. Participants were able to turn in their guns with no questions asked for $100. Those with BB guns and replica guns received $10.