Pardon ends Meek Mill's legal odyssey on drug, gun charges
“I got pardoned today,” the 35-year-old rapper born Robert Williams tweeted, noting he has come a long way. Williams was pardoned of gun and drug charges. At a 2008 trial, a judge found Williams guilty of drug and gun charges and sentenced him to about one to two years in jail followed by 10 years of probation. Williams spent months in prison before he was released, and a Pennsylvania appeals court overturned his conviction in 2019 because new evidence undermined the credibility of the arresting officer. The next month, he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge in a deal that resolved the 2007 arrest.wftv.com
Jokic has triple-double, Nuggets top Celtics after rim delay
Nikola Jokic had 30 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists, and the hot-shooting Denver Nuggets beat the Boston Celtics 123-111 in a matchup of NBA conference leaders that was delayed about 35 minutes because a powerful dunk bent one of the rims.
A Robert Williams dunk delayed the Celtics' game against the Nuggets by about 30 minutes
Robert Williams single-handedly delayed the Boston Celtics’ game against the Denver Nuggets by about a half hour. The game between the Celtics and the Nuggets has been delayed for over 20 minutes now because the rim is uneven. The rim got messed up on this alley-oop dunk by Robert Williams 🤣pic.twitter.com/28kVleChU0 — ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) January 2, 2023After more than 30 minutes, officials finally got the rim balanced so that the game could resume. THE RIM IS FIXED — Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) January 2, 2023Now, the break wasn’t a total waste. Jaylen Brown led the Celtics with 30 points and eight rebounds, and Jayson Tatum added 25 points while shooting 7-of-16 from the field.wftv.com
Starting a Fantasy Basketball league now? Here's everything you need to know
If you're new to fantasy basketball or just looking to add to your portfolio mid-season, here's a quick rundown of what you need to know if you're preparing to draft a fantasy basketball team 10 weeks into the NBA season. If more clarity arises, he may be worth trading for, assuming he makes it back in time for the fantasy playoffs. Kawhi Leonard - SF/PF, Los Angeles ClippersCurrent per-game rank: 151Current ADP: 25.4He is quite literally the most frustrating player in fantasy basketball, so do yourself a favor and pass over Leonard in the first four rounds of fantasy. Robert Williams - C, Boston CelticsCurrent per-game rank: 96Current ADP: 89.6TimeLord is working his way back into playing shape, but the early signs are positive. Happy holidays to all, and I wish you much success in your fantasy basketball drafts!wftv.com
Iowa police chief allegedly lied to buy machine guns
IOWA — A police chief in Adair, Iowa has been indicted on federal charges for allegedly lying to buy machine guns. “Brad Wendt is charged with exploiting his position as chief of police to unlawfully obtain and sell guns for his own personal profit. According to court records, Wendt allegedly purchased about 10 machine guns for the police department. According to the AP, both Williams and Wendt allegedly held public machine gun shooting events where people paid to shoot one of the fully automatic weapons. They also said that Wendt and Williams allegedly tried to purchase or demonstrate 90 machine guns for the Adair Police Department since 2018, according to the AP.wftv.com
Moritz Wagner powers Magic past NBA-leading Celtics 117-109
BOSTON — (AP) — Moritz Wagner scored 25 points and Paolo Banchero added 20 as the Orlando Magic beat the NBA-leading Boston Celtics 117-109 on Friday night. Franz Wagner scored 19 points as Orlando won its fifth straight game — the first four coming at home. The Magic outrebounded the Celtics 53-38 and held the lead for the final 37 minutes of the game. The Magic surged back, closing the opening quarter with a 15-4 run that was capped with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Banchero. The Celtics cut their deficit to single digits on a few occasions, but the Magic remained comfortably ahead.wftv.com
Celtics blow big lead, rally back, beat Lakers 122-118 in OT
Anthony Davis had 37 points and 12 rebounds, but he also missed two free throws with 28 seconds left in regulation to allow the Celtics back into it. Boston then erased Los Angeles’ 106-93 lead in the final 3:40 with a 17-4 run capped by Tatum’s tying jumper with 17.8 seconds left. Russell Westbrook had 20 points and 14 assists for Los Angeles, but he also missed three open jumpers in overtime while the Celtics pulled away with 12 consecutive points. James scored 22 points after halftime for Los Angeles, but Smart hit his fourth 3-pointer with 45.8 seconds left to trim the Lakers' lead to 110-108. Lakers: James had the 516th 30-point game of his career, passing Wilt Chamberlain for the second-most in NBA history.wftv.com
Tatum, Brown each score 35, Celtics beat 76ers 126-117
BOSTON — (AP) — Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown each scored 35 points and the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers 126-117 on Tuesday night in the opening game of the NBA regular season. Mazzulla successfully led a Celtics team that very much resembled the one that made a surprise run to the NBA Finals a season ago. James Harden scored 35 points — his most since joining the 76ers last season — including 12 of 12 from the free throw line. The smaller group sped Philadelphia up at times, forcing the 76ers into 14 turnovers for the game, leading to 22 Boston points. GETTING HEATEDTempers flared briefly in the third quarter when Smart took issue with Embiid standing over him following a rebound.wftv.com
2022-23 Fantasy Basketball: Does the loss of Ime Udoka move Jayson Tatum outside of the first round?
The Boston Celtics reportedly suspended head coach Ime Udoka for one year effective immediately and tabbed Celtics assistant head coach Joe Mazzulla as the interim head coach for the 2022-2023 season. Training camp is only a couple of weeks away, and the Celtics will lose their head coach and center Robert Williams to start the season in a matter of days. But from a fantasy perspective, I think the value and outlook for Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart and Al Horford remain status quo. So the good news is, I don't expect the Celtics game plan to change under Joe Mazzulla — he was the top assistant to Ime Udoka after Will Hardy's departure. At 34 years old, he is the youngest head coach in the NBA, along with Will Hardy.wftv.com
Turnovers doom Celtics once again, lose Game 4 of NBA Finals
NBA Finals Warriors Celtics Basketball The Boston Celtics react from the sidelines during the fourth quarter of Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors, Friday, June 10, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) (Michael Dwyer)BOSTON — (AP) — For three quarters, the Boston Celtics responded to nearly every punch the Golden State Warriors threw at them. But mistakes and an inability to beat back one final charge by Golden State in the fourth quarter has left the Celtics cost the Celtics in a 107-97 loss in Game 4 of the NBA Finals. Now, with the series tied, Game 5 will be Monday night at Golden State. Jayson Tatum finished with 23 points, 11 rebounds and six assists, but was just 8 of 23 from the field had six of Boston’s 16 turnovers which led to 19 Golden State points.wftv.com
Celtics torch Heat early, even series with 102-82 blowout
Heat Celtics Basketball Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) shoots over Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) during the second half of Game 4 of the NBA basketball playoffs Eastern Conference finals, Monday, May 23, 2022, in Boston. The Heat led 39-18 after the first quarter of Game 3 of this bizarre series in which no game has been close down the stretch. The Celtics led by 27 points in the second quarter and stretched their advantage to 32 in the third. Starting in place of Smart, White scored the game's first seven points as Boston took an 8-0 lead. The Celtics took a 29-11 lead into the second quarter and led 57-33 at the half.wftv.com
Tatum's huge effort helps Celtics win 108-95 to force Game 7
Jayson Tatum scored 46 points, outdueling Giannis Antetokounmpo and making sure there wouldn’t be another Milwaukee Bucks fourth-quarter comeback, and the Boston Celtics beat the defending champions 108-95 to force a seventh game in their Eastern Conference semifinal.
Holiday stops Celtics' last 2 plays, Bucks take 3-2 lead
Bobby Portis made a putback off Giannis Antetokounmpo’s missed free throw with 15 seconds left, Jrue Holiday snuffed Marcus Smart on Boston’s final two possessions and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Celtics 110-107 on Wednesday night to take a 3-2 series lead.
Bucks edge Celtics 103-101 after frantic final second
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 42 points and made the go-ahead basket with 44.3 seconds left and the Milwaukee Bucks withstood a frantic flurry of shots in the final seconds to beat the Boston Celtics 103-101 on Saturday in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinal.
Luka Doncic leads Mavs past Celtics 95-92 on Garnett's day
Luka Doncic returned from a hamstring scare to hit a tying 3-pointer with a 1:21 left, Spencer Dinwiddie made the winner with nine seconds to play and the Dallas Mavericks spoiled Kevin Garnett’s special day by beating the Boston Celtics 95-92 on Sunday.
Virginia lawmakers OK lifting ban on facial technology use
On Thursday, just eight months after the ban took effect, lawmakers approved a bill to lift the blanket ban. Several lawmakers said they viewed the ban passed last year as a temporary measure to allow the legislature to evaluate facial recognition technology. Marcia "Cia" Price cited the case of Robert Williams, a Black man who was arrested by Detroit police when facial recognition technology mistakenly identified him as a shoplifting suspect. The ban applied to local and campus police departments, but not to Virginia State Police. The legislation directs Virginia State Police to develop a model policy on the investigative uses of facial recognition technology.wftv.com
Brown scores 50, rallies Celts to 116-111 OT win over Magic
Magic Celtics Basketball Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) drives the basket against Orlando Magic center Wendell Carter Jr. (34) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm) (Mary Schwalm)BOSTON — (AP) — Jaylen Brown scored a career-high 50 points, rallying the Boston Celtics from 14 points down late in the fourth quarter to a 116-111 overtime victory over the Orlando Magic on Sunday night. Brown scored 21 in the fourth quarter, then opened OT with his fifth 3-pointer of the game. Marcus Smart added 17 points, seven assists and seven rebounds for the Celtics, who needed an 11-2 run down the stretch to force overtime. Terrence Ross scored 33 for the Magic, who outscored Boston 35-20 in the third quarter.wftv.com
World's largest farm tractor coming to Kalispell
Jun. 19—It stands 14 feet tall, holds 1,000 gallons of fuel and can work close to an acre-and-a-half a minute. At 36,000 pounds, its eight 8-foot-tall tires alone weigh as much as a conventional farm tractor. The Big Bud 747 is the largest farm tractor ever built and it is coming to Kalispell. Owned by Robert and Randy Williams of Big Sandy, the Guiness World Record holder as the largest farm ...news.yahoo.com
Tatum scores 50, Celtics beat Wizards 118-100 in play-in
Wizards Celtics Basketball Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) sets to shoot against Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball Eastern Conference play-in game Tuesday, May 18, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) (Charles Krupa)BOSTON — (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 32 of his 50 points in the second half, and the Boston Celtics rallied to beat the Washington Wizards 118-100 in the play-in round on Tuesday night. The Celtics didn’t help themselves by shooting just 35% in the half, including 29% (7 of 24) in the second quarter. Celtics: Tatum has scored 40 or more points five times this season. He got tangled up with Beal late in the second quarter and appeared to injure his ankle.wftv.com
Couple spends $120,000 bank mistakenly put into their account
Pixabay(CNN) - A Pennsylvania couple is facing felony theft charges after their bank accidentally put $120,000 in their account, and the couple spent most of it instead of contacting the bank, police said. The bank error occurred May 31 when a customer in Georgia made a deposit of $120,000, and the BB&T Bank teller entered a wrong account number. The bank credited the correct account with the $120,000 and debited the same amount from the incorrect one, the affidavit said. Both Tiffany and Robert Williams told investigators they knew the money didn't belong to them, according to the affidavit. Nate Weaver, a neighbor of the couple, told WNEP that the allegations are "kind of shocking."
Central Florida residents stock up on supplies as Dorian strengthens
SANFORD, Fla. - Residents across Central Florida are stocking up on supplies after the most recent forecasts for Tropical Storm Dorian show the storm strengthening to a major hurricane before making landfall. Robert Williams said he decided to stock up early after waiting until the last minute for Hurricane Irma in 2017. "The stores were just jammed and so I've learned to prepare early," Williams said. With the current forecast track, residents have only a few more days to stock up on supplies. Dorian is projected to make landfall in or near the Central Florida area early Monday.
Rapper Meek Mill granted new trial on 2008 drugs, weapons convictions
A three-judge Pennsylvania Superior Court panel agreed that Philadelphia Judge Genece Brinkley, who presided over a 2008 trial that resulted in his conviction, was no longer impartial, as Meek Mills attorneys have argued. The sole witness against Meek Mill at his 2008 trial was a discredited Philadelphia narcotics squad officer who is no longer with the citys police force. In November 2017, Brinkley sentenced the rapper to up to four years in prison, saying a pair of arrests violated probation conditions she set following his 2008 convictions. The Philadelphia District Attorneys Office said in a statement it welcomed the appeals court decision and was reviewing its options regarding a new trial. Slideshow (2 Images)Chuck Peruto, an attorney for Judge Brinkley, said it was unusual for the district attorney to agree that a defendant deserves a new trial.feeds.reuters.com
Rapper Meek Mill granted new trial on 2008 drugs, weapons convictions
FILE PHOTO: Rapper Meek Mill departs after lawyers from both sides made a brief statement to the judge in a retrial hearing in court in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 16, 2019. REUTERS/Bastiaan SlabbersA three-judge Pennsylvania Superior Court panel agreed that Philadelphia Judge Genece Brinkley, who presided over a 2008 trial that resulted in his conviction, was no longer impartial, as Meek Mills attorneys have argued. The sole witness against Meek Mill at his 2008 trial was a discredited Philadelphia narcotics squad officer who is no longer with the citys police force. Id like to thank the Pennsylvania Superior Court for overturning my conviction and granting me a new trial, Mill said on Twitter. A representative for Judge Brinkley did not immediately return calls.feeds.reuters.com