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2 dead after shooting at Penn State Beaver campus

Two people died Wednesday afternoon in a shooting reported at the Penn State Beaver campus, WPXI confirmed.

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State attorneys general ask FCC to delay net neutrality vote

The attorneys general of nearly 20 states asked the Federal Communications Commission to delay a vote on changing the country’s net neutrality rules as they investigate reports that impersonators posted hundreds of thousands of fake comments on the commission’s notice of the proposed change.

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“If the well of public comment has been poisoned by falsified submissions, the Commission may be unable to rely on public comments that would help it reach a legitimate conclusion to the rulemaking process,” the attorneys general of 18 states said in a letter sent Wednesday to the FCC. “Or, it must give less weight to the public comments submitted which also undermines the process.”

The FCC plans to vote Thursday on gutting the Obama-era rules, meant to stop broadband companies such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon from exercising more control over what people watch and see on the internet.

“This is akin to identity theft on a massive scale – and theft of someone’s voice in a democracy is particularly concerning,” said the letter, led by Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum and signed by the attorneys general of 17 other states: California, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and Washington.

>> Read the full letter sent to the FCC on Wednesday

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman accused the FCC last month of stonewalling his office’s investigation into thousands of suspicious comments made the to the commission’s net neutrality rule change notice. Since then, Schneiderman said his office has gotten more than 5,000 complaints from people whose identities were used to submit fake comments to the FCC’s notice.

In its letter to the FCC, the 18 other state attorneys general said they have received similar complaints.

>> Related: New York AG investigating fraudulent net neutrality comments to FCC

“I’m sick to my stomach knowing that somebody stole my identity and used it to push a viewpoint that I do not hold,” an Ohio resident wrote in one of the complaints. “This solidifies my stance that in no way can the FCC use the public comments as a means to justify the vote they will hold here shortly.”

A South Carolina resident said one of the false comments was posted using his or her mother’s information, even though she died in 2009.

“This is terrifying,” a Missouri resident wrote in another complaint. “Who knows what else has been said falsely under my name?”

As many as 2 million comments posted to the notice are believed to have been made using stolen identities, Schneiderman said Wednesday.

“The FCC is moving full steam ahead with a vote based on this corrupted process, while refusing to cooperate with an investigation,” Schneiderman said. “As we’ve told the FCC: moving forward with this vote would make a mockery of our public comment process and reward those who perpetrated this fraud to advance their own hidden agenda. The FCC must postpone this vote and work with us to get to the bottom of what happened.”

Net-neutrality rules bar cable and phone companies from favoring certain websites and apps — such as their own services — and give the FCC more oversight over privacy and the activities of telecom companies. Supporters worry that repealing them would hurt startups and other companies that couldn't afford to pay a broadband company for faster access to customers.

Critics of the rules say that they hurt investment in internet infrastructure and represent too much government involvement in business. Phone and cable companies say the rules aren't necessary because they already support an open internet, and have lobbied hard for their repeal.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Kris Jenner buys home across from Kim Kardashian, Kanye West

Kris Jenner is now the proud owner of a mansion that has six bedrooms, eight baths, a movie theater and a workout room, according to People, and her new property is close to where one of her daughters lives.

Across the street is the home owned by her daughter Kim Kardashian West and son-in-law Kanye West.

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The housing arrangement is not new for the stars. The couple  lived with Jenner for almost three years while their Bel-Air home underwent renovation.

Jenner purchased the 1.28-acre pad -- which sits in the exclusive location of Hidden Hills, California -- for $9,925,000, but despite its charm, TMZ reported that Jenner isn’t necessarily planning on moving in and may attempt to renovate the house for resale.

Jenner recently got herself a $15 million payday after her family signed a $150 million deal to extend their contracts with “Keeping up with the Kardashians.”

TMZ reported that the deal extends the family’s reality series for an additional five seasons, which equates to about $30 million per cycle. That’s a pretty hefty pay raise for the family, who signed a contract in 2015 for a reported $100 million.

Generous diner leaves $2,000 tip on $17 bill

Delia Meek had worked 22 years at the diner and had never seen the man before Saturday.

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He sat down for breakfast at the 5 & Diner. When he paid the $17.23 bill, he left a $2,000 tip and a note:

“Please split with the whole staff. Merry Christmas!”

The nine employees working that day split the tip. The woman who served the man got $400, and the rest of the staff got $200 each, Meek told the Arizona Republic.

"I just want to say (to the customer), 'Thank you very much,'" Meek said Tuesday. "You helped out a lot of people with this generous tip you left for all of us.'"

Dinner? Train slices semi in half, sending chicken, beef flying

A semi stalled on a Florida railroad track was sliced in two after a train smashed into it just before midnight Tuesday, news reports stated.

Frozen boxes of chicken, beef and seafood — the truck’s load — spilled onto the ground after the crash created a meaty mess to clean up in Lakeland, according to WTVT

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And as no one was injured, some neighbors immediately thought about dinner.

While Colorado and Meat Seafood Co. employees were tossing the food into a dumpster, people began pulling it out. 

"People are hungry," Jessie Woulard told Fox 13. "Some people are so hungry they'll wash it off. Everybody needs something. It's Christmas."

Read more at Fox 13.

 

‘DWTS’ alums Kym Johnson, Robert Herjavec expecting twins

Kym Johnson and Robert Herjavec are expanding their family two times over.

On Monday, the former “Dancing With the Stars” partners announced Johnson’s pregnancy with an Instagram post of an ultrasound photo featuring one of their babies flashing a thumbs-up.

As it turns out, there is another baby on the way as well. 

“We waited so long that we decided to double up!” the pair told People. “We are very grateful for the blessing of twins.”

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Johnson, 41, and Herjavec, 55, were paired up on the 20th season of the hit reality dancing competition in 2015, and continued to date after they were eliminated from the show in sixth place. They announced their engagement in March 2016 and tied the knot in Los Angeles in July.

The twins will be the couple’s first children together. Herjavec, a businessman and investor on “Shark Tank,” is father to three children from his previous marriage

The couple will be joining the ranks of fellow celebrities who’ve recently welcomed twins, including George and Amal Clooney and Beyoncé and Jay Z.

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Little brother stands up for his big sister in the middle of her wrestling match

No one was going to beat up his big sister -- no one. Not even her opponent in her wrestling match.

Ryan Pendergast, 5, was wrestling against a girl his age in an elementary wrestling league, WFLA reported.

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But one little boy wasn’t having any of it.

The 2-year-old rushed out to save his big sister, Ruby, from Ryan, despite it being a sporting event, The Huffington Post reported.

All the kids fell down and the referee was joined by a parent to break up the wrestling match turned melee. 

The gym was filled with laughter as the adults broke up the scuffle.

Gun range patron shot, killed by employee in freak accident

An employee of a gun range in Texas accidentally shot and killed a patron as he worked on a rifle Tuesday morning, police said. 

The patron, Joshua Luke Cummings, 36, of Cypress, had just exited his vehicle in the parking lot of Hot Wells Gun Range when a bullet struck him in the head, KTRK in Houston reported. He was flown to Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, where he died.

Harris County Sheriff’s Office officials told the news station that an employee was working on a hunting rifle inside the building when it accidentally discharged.

“The bullet went through the wall of the small range house and struck a patron who was walking through the parking lot,” Harris County Senior Deputy Thomas Gilliland told the news station

It was not immediately clear why the rifle was loaded while the employee handled it. KTKR reported that homicide investigators were looking into whether it was human error or a gun malfunction that caused the gun to fire. 

Cummings’ Facebook page shows that he was the father of three young children. Heartbroken friends said the Cummings children are triplets.

YouCaring fundraiser page was established to help his wife, Kathleen, and their children. As of noon Wednesday, the page had raised nearly $10,000 of the $25,000 goal. 

“Josh Cummings has always been an amazing father, faithful, hardworking husband completely devoted to his faith, family and friends,” one woman wrote on Facebook. “Until we meet again, goodbye, our sweet friend.”

Hot Wells officials apologized in a statement that they said would be brief because they “simply do not have the words to express the sorrow in (their) hearts.”

“For 44 years, we have operated this facility accident-free, yet today, we are shaken by tragedy,” the statement read

They said that they would have no comment on the details of the accident while the investigation was ongoing. 

“We understand that this accident has, and will continue to affect the lives of many,” the statement read. “We ask that our community joins us in prayer for the healing of all parties involved.”

Woman takes car in for repair, then shop disappears

A woman filed a police report that her car was stolen after taking it to a mechanic and the shop closed, leaving no trace of her vehicle.

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Angela Robbins took her daughter’s 2005 Chrysler Sebring to Mechanically Inclined for a water pump repair in November.

“At this point, in time I’ll take it as is and somebody else can fix it,” she told WXIN. “Just let’s have the car back.” 

Ted Franklin, the shop’s owner, told WRTV he moved the shop after a dispute with the landlord and he had neglected to tell Robbins that her car had been moved. He said it took longer than expected because he kept finding additional issues with the car.

“I said, ‘We’re going there because we can trust these people,’” Robbins told WRTV. “Famous last words, huh?”

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