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Jupiter, Fla. — Donald Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski today was charged with misdemeanor, or “simple” battery of a former Brietbart reporter following an incident at a rally there.
Michelle Fields, a young reporter, charges that Lewandowski pulled her by the arm away from Trump as she was attempting to question him.
Fields resigned her post with Brietbart after the publication failed to support her charges.
A video showing Lewandowski apparently pulling her away from Trump has been widely circulated on TV and the internet
Trump maintains his campaign manager’s innocence.
Lewandowski is represented by two high powered attorneys.
A May 4 court date is scheduled in Palm Beach County, Fla., Circuit Court. Actress Patty Duke dies in Idaho at age 69
Coer d’Alene, Idaho — Actress Patty Duke, 69, died here today of sepsis from a ruptured intestine.
At the age of 16 we won the Academy Award for Best Supporting actress for her portrayal of Helen Keller in “The Miracle Worker” (1962). Starting in 1963 she played “identical cousins” for three seasons in “The Patty Duke Show.”
In 1969 she portrayed the alcoholic Neely O’Hara in “Valley of the Dolls”, and in the starring role in “Me, Natalie” (1969), which won her a Golden Globe.
Over the following years she appeared primarily in television — and won Emmys for “My Sweet Charlie” (1970), “Captains and the Kings” (1976), and “The Miracle Worker” (1979), in which she portrayed Annie Sullivan.
She still occasionally appeared in movies, most recently in “Amazing Love” (2012). Most recently she appeared in 2015 in the TV series “Liv and Maddie.”
She was elected president of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) in 1985 and served three years in that capacity.
Diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1982, she became a public advocate and spokesperson for mental health issues.
Married four times, her 1986 marriage to drill sergeant Michael Pearce lasted until her death. They moved to Idaho in 1988, and he became a firefighter. She had two sons and one adopted son.
Her family has not yet released information about her funeral arrangements
Ex-Saline County Sheriff Bruce Pennington pleads guilty to state charges, in addition to December plea deal on federal charges
As part of the plea bargain Saline County Circuit Judge Gary Arnold gave Pennington an eight-month sentence after credit for 64 days already served. He was also ordered to make restitution of $2,614 on the theft of property charge.
The charge of abuse of the public trust stemmed from the acceptance of free granite countertops in 2012 at his Benton home in exchange for the removal of a speeding ticket penalty against the granite company’s owner.
Pennington also faced charges related to using checks made out to the sheriff’s office for personal expenses that included legal fees associated with alcohol-related convictions in 2013.
Pennington on Dec. 7, 2015, in U.S. District Court in Little Rock was sentenced to one year plus one day of incarceration for wire fraud.
Pennington had pleaded guilty to using money from his campaign account to pay for personal expenses charged to his sheriff’s office credit card.
A statement issued by the U.S. Justice Department said Pennington pleaded to spending more than $20,000 on the likes of home mortgage, utilities, groceries, casino visits and skin care products.
Federal Judge Kristine Baker also fined Pennington $2,500 and specified three years of supervised release.
The state sentence is to be served concurrently with the federal sentence, Judge Arnold said. Part of his plea deal in the federal case is that the federal sentence could be concurrent to whatever sentence he gets in a related state case.
Pennington was sheriff from 2008 until his resignation Oct. 1, 2013.