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Fire at Notre Dame Cathedral:

Paris firefighters: Combined operation ‘saved’ cathedral and its artwork

The Paris Fire Brigade has tweeted that the stone construction of the cathedral has been “saved,” as have the “main works of art” from the building.

In a two-part tweet, the fire service praised the cooperation of “different services” of the state, working together over nine hours to extinguish the inferno at one of Paris’ most recognizable landmarks.

“The structure of the cathedral is saved and the main works of art have been put somewhere safe, thanks to the combined action of the different services of the State working together.”

The man accused of throwing a 5-year-old off a mall balcony faces attempted murder charge:

The man accused of throwing a 5-year-old boy from the third floor of the famed Mall of America is now charged with attempted murder.

Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda, 24, of Minneapolis is expected to make his first court appearance on Tuesday, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office said.
Prosecutors will ask for bail to be set at $2 million.
The gruesome case has stunned Minnesotans, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said.
“That a child, with his mother, at a safe public area like a mall, could be violently attacked for no reason is chilling for everyone,” Freeman said. “We charged Mr. Aranda with the most severe crime that the evidence allowed.

Georgia Engel, who played Georgette on ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show,’ has died:

Georgia Engel, who played the soft-spoken and innocent Georgette Franklin on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” has died. She was 70.

John Quilty, her friend and executor told The New York Times that Engel died Friday in Princeton, New Jersey. The cause was undetermined, Quilty told the Times, because Engel, a Christian Scientist, did not consult doctors.
Engel had a decades-long career as a television and stage actress. She was best known for her role on the 1970s sitcom “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” for which she was nominated for two Emmy awards. She also received three Emmy nominations for her guest role as Pat McDougall on “Everybody Loves Raymond.”

Likely No. 1 Pick Zion Williamson Declares for 2019 NBA Draft, Leaves Duke:

Duke’s Zion Williamson announced his intention to enter the 2019 NBA draft Monday, where he will almost certainly be the top player off the board.

Williamson made the decision official via a post on his Instagram account.

Williamson entered college as the third-ranked player in Duke’s 2018 recruiting class behind RJ Barrett and Cam Reddish. He left as the unanimous top player in the country and one of the brightest stars in recent college basketball history.

She collected $400,000 in a GoFundMe scam. Now she faces 4 years in prison:

A New Jersey woman faces four years in state prison for her role in scamming more than $400,000 from GoFundMe donors, claiming to be collecting money for a homeless man in Philadelphia.

Katelyn McClure, 29, pleaded guilty to one count of theft by deception in the second degree Monday in Burlington County, New Jersey.
In the viral story from 2017 that made national headlines, New Jersey resident McClure ran out of gas and was stranded on Interstate 95 in Philadelphia. The homeless man, Johnny Bobbitt Jr., supposedly saw her and gave her his last $20 for gas.

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