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  • Florida man receives $980,000 tax refund after reporting $18,497 in wages

    Florida man receives $980,000 tax refund after reporting $18,497 in wages

    (WASHINGTON) — A Florida man who reported $18,497 in wages is in trouble after he received a $980,000 tax refund based on a false tax return that he filed, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Tampa, Florida. The complaint, which was filed Jan. 18, said the tax refund came after Ramon Christopher Blanchett reported $1,000,000 in federal income tax withheld on one of his forms. Blanchett, according to the complaint, had reported wages from two employers on his 2016 Federal Income Tax Return form, which he self-prepared and filed on Feb. 21, 2017. The complaint […]

  • Texts between right-wing protester and Portland police prompt investigation

    Texts between right-wing protester and Portland police prompt investigation

    (PORTLAND) — An investigation is underway into text messages that a police lieutenant exchanged with the leader of a right-wing group amid violent protests in Portland, Oregon. Portions of the text messages, obtained by local newspaper The Willamette Week, show conversations between Portland Police Lt. Jeff Niiya and Joey Gibson, the leader of a group called Patriot Prayer. The Willamette Week reported that some of the text messages, which were obtained through a public records request, shows Niiya warning Gibson that one of his associates who may have had a warrant out for his arrest should avoid doing “anything which […]

  • Border agent unlawfully detained 2 women for speaking Spanish, ACLU says in lawsuit

    Border agent unlawfully detained 2 women for speaking Spanish, ACLU says in lawsuit

    (WASHINGTON) — A border patrol officer has been accused of unlawfully stopping two women for speaking Spanish at a Montana convenience store, according to a law filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. Video of the incident, which occurred in May, went viral at the time. “Ma’am the reason I asked you for your ID is because you came in here and I saw you were speaking Spanish, which is very unheard of out here,” the officer tells one of the women in a video first released last year. When the incident was first reported, U.S. Customs and Border Protection […]

  • Jason Aldean opens up about Las Vegas: “It will be forever on our minds”

    Jason Aldean opens up about Las Vegas: “It will be forever on our minds”

    On October 1, 2017, Jason Aldean was onstage in Las Vegas singing “When She Says Baby” when he heard a noise.  He thought a guitar amp blew, but it was gunshots.  What happened next — the night of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history — and in the months that followed, was the topic of a panel at the Country Radio Seminar in Nashville on Friday called “Overcoming Obstacles.” “It was confusion, more than anything,” Jason told a roomful of seminar attendees.  Then, he says, panic set in, because he didn’t know where his wife, who was eight months’ pregnant with their […]

  • Keith Urban wraps things up Down Under, brings Graffiti U tour to Europe

    Keith Urban wraps things up Down Under, brings Graffiti U tour to Europe

    Keith Urban hadn’t toured his home country in nearly two years, so it’s no wonder the Australian leg of the Graffiti U World Tour was a big success. Keith played sold-out shows to over 100,000 fans in cities like Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, as well as a club show that benefited Rural Aid, which provides relief for victims of Australia’s droughts.  You can watch a YouTube video of Keith’s adventures Down Under now. Next up for Keith — who debuted a brand-new song called “We Were” Thursday at Nashville’s Country Radio Seminar — is a run of shows in Europe.  […]

  • Listen now: Reba pours something “Stronger Than the Truth” as she gets ready to reveal the ACM noms

    Listen now: Reba pours something “Stronger Than the Truth” as she gets ready to reveal the ACM noms

    Reba McEntire’s gearing up for a busy week ahead, as she prepares to reveal the nominees for this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards next Wednesday on CBS This Morning. Reba will reveal the first contenders during the 8:30 a.m. half hour of the show, with the full rundown following at 8:50 a.m. ET via ETOnline.com. The Oklahoma native’s day only gets busier from there. At 11 a.m. ET, she’ll do a livestream Q&A as part of the Build series. Fast forward twelve hours, and Reba will sit down with Andy Cohen on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live at 11 p.m. […]

  • Dierks Bentley goes back to “The Mountain” for the second Seven Peaks Music Festival

    Dierks Bentley goes back to “The Mountain” for the second Seven Peaks Music Festival

    Dierks Bentley’s Seven Peaks Music Festival will return to Buena Vista, Colorado this Labor Day Weekend for the second year in a row. Fans who attended the gathering’s first year will get first crack at tickets through the Alumni Pre-Sale. Even if you didn’t get to go in 2018, you can access this year’s pre-sale by signing up for the event’s newsletter at SevenPeaksFestival.com. Expect more details about the 2019 incarnation of Dierks’ Rocky Mountain music festival in the coming weeks. The Arizona native’s vision for the Labor Day gathering was inspired by recording his most recent album, The Mountain, […]