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Sheriff: Movie set showed 'some complacency' with weaponsSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Investigators say there was "some complacency" in how weapons were handled on a movie set where Alec Baldwin accidentally shot and killed a cinematographer and wounded another person. Speaking Wednesday at a news conference, they also said it's too soon to determine whether charges will be filed.

Today in History

11 hours ago

  • Today in History 

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 27, the 300th day of 2021. There are 65 days left in the year. 

  • Today's Highlight in History: 

On Oct. 27, 1978, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin (men-AH'-kem BAY'-gihn) were named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize for their progress toward achieving a Middle East accord. 

Today in Entertainment History

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On Oct. 27, 1936, country musician Ernest Tubb made his first recordings.In 1947, the radio show "You Bet Your Life," starring Groucho Marx, premiered on ABC. It later became a television show on NBC.In 1954, Walt Disney's first television program, titled "Disneyland" after his yet-to-be completed theme park, premiered on ABC.Also in 1954, Marilyn Monroe's divorce from Joe DiMaggio was finalized, ten months after they had gotten married.In 1956, Clarence Henry's "Ain't Got No Home" was released.

  • Authorities to present findings in 'Rust' movie-set shooting

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Investigators plan to discuss their initial findings in the fatal movie-set shooting in which Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun, killing a cinematographer and wounding the director. The news conference scheduled for Wednesday by Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza and District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies promises the first detailed public comments by investigators about the killing of 42-year-old Halyna Hutchins during a rehearsal at a New Mexico ranch.

  • AP-US-PROP-FIREARM-MOVIE-SET-LIABILITY

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Experts predict a tremendous legal fallout after Alec Baldwin pulled the trigger on a prop gun while filming "Rust" in New Mexico and unwittingly killed a cinematographer and injured a director. In addition to Baldwin, a call sheet for the day of the shooting obtained by The Associated Press lists five producers, four executive producers, a line producer and a co-producer. They, assistant director Dave Halls and an armorer could all face some sort of liability even if they weren't on the set.

  • ENDANGERED SPECIES

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — President Joe Biden's administration is canceling two environmental rollbacks under former President Donald Trump that limited habitat protections for imperiled plants and wildlife. The proposal to drop the two Trump-era rules was announced Tuesday by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service. It's part of a broad effort by the Biden administration to undo rules imposed under Trump that favored industry over the environment.

  • PROP FIREARM-MOVIE SET

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood professionals say they're baffled by the circumstances of the New Mexico movie-set shooting that left a cinematographer dead, adding that production crews have stepped up safety measures. Jeffrey Wright says the death has brought a renewed attention to detail on the set of "Westworld," the HBO series he stars in. He also says he has never been handed a weapon on set without seeing that the barrel was clear.

Today in History

Oct 26, 2021

  • Today in History 

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 26, the 299th day of 2021. There are 66 days left in the year. 

  • Today's Highlight in History: 

On October 26th, 2001, President George W. Bush signed the USA Patriot Act, giving authorities unprecedented ability to search, seize, detain or eavesdrop in their pursuit of possible terrorists. 

Today in Entertainment History

Oct 26, 2021

On Oct. 26, 1936, country artist Roy Acuff made his first recordings, including "Great Speckled Bird" and "Wabash Cannonball."In 1955, "Rebel Without A Cause," starring James Dean, opened in New York.In 1965, The Beatles were made Members of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace.In 1966, Liberace (lih-ber-AH'-chee) played the parts of both a good and evil pianist on "Batman."In 1970, the comic "Doonesbury" by Garry Trudeau premiered.In 1978, "Hot Child In The City" by Nick Gilder hit No. 1 on the Billboard pop chart.

  • Stars stunned by 'mismanaged set' in fatal prop-gun shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood professionals say they're baffled by the circumstances of the New Mexico movie-set shooting that left a cinematographer dead, adding that production crews have stepped up safety measures. Jeffrey Wright says the death has brought a renewed attention to detail on the set of "Westworld," the HBO series he stars in. He also says he has never been handed a weapon on set without seeing that the barrel was clear.

  • VIRUS OUTBREAK-NAVAJO NATION

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation officials have reported 24 additional COVID-19 cases and two deaths from the virus as of Sunday night. Tribal officials still are urging people to get vaccinated, wear masks while in public and minimize their travel. Since the pandemic began, 36,109 COVID-19 cases and 1,473 deaths have been reported on the tribe's reservation, which is the country's largest at 27,000 square miles (70,000 square kilometers). It covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. 

  • VIRUS OUTBREAK-NAVAJO NATION

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation officials have reported 24 additional COVID-19 cases and two deaths from the virus as of Sunday night. Tribal officials still are urging people to get vaccinated, wear masks while in public and minimize their travel. Since the pandemic began, 36,109 COVID-19 cases and 1,473 deaths have been reported on the tribe's reservation, which is the country's largest at 27,000 square miles (70,000 square kilometers). It covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. 

  • Crew member: Baldwin careful with guns before fatal shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A camera operator told authorities that Alec Baldwin had been careful with weapons on the set of the film "Rust" before the actor shot and killed a cinematographer with a gun he'd been told was safe to use, records released Sunday show. A search warrant affidavit includes details with camera operator Reid Russell, who told a detective that Baldwin was rehearsing a scene Thursday in which he was set to draw his gun while sitting in a church pew.

Today in History

Oct 25, 2021

  • Today in History 

Today is Monday, Oct. 25, the 298th day of 2021. There are 67 days left in the year. 

  • Today's Highlight in History: 

On Oct. 25, 1983, a U.S.-led force invaded Grenada (greh-NAY'-duh) at the order of President Ronald Reagan, who said the action was needed to protect U.S. citizens there. 

Today in Entertainment History

Oct 25, 2021

On Oct. 25, 1962, author John Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.Also in 1964, The Rolling Stones made their first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show." So many people complained that Sullivan said he'd never invite the Stones back, but they made another appearance in 1965.In 1966, actors Burt Reynolds and Judy Carne divorced. They had married in 1963.In 1973, John Lennon sued the U.S.

  • Crew member: Baldwin careful with guns before fatal shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A camera operator told authorities that Alec Baldwin had been careful with weapons on the set of the film "Rust" before the actor shot and killed a cinematographer with a gun he'd been told was safe to use, records released Sunday show. A search warrant affidavit includes details with camera operator Reid Russell, who told a detective that Baldwin was rehearsing a scene Thursday in which he was set to draw his gun while sitting in a church pew.

Film crew voiced complaints before fatal on-set shooting

Oct 23, 2021
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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Court records state that Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer on a New Mexico film set with a gun a crew member had assured the actor didn't carry live rounds. The tragic mistake came hours after some workers walked off the job to protest conditions and production issues.

Saturday's Scores

Oct 23, 2021

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  • AP-US-PROP-FIREARM-MOVIE-SET

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An assistant director of the film "Rust" told Alec Baldwin that a weapon he gave him was safe to use in the moments before the actor fatally shot a cinematographer, according to court documents in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Instead, the gun was loaded with live rounds. When Baldwin pulled the trigger Thursday on the set of a Western, he killed 42-year-old cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. The sheriff's office obtained the warrant so investigators could document the scene where the shooting took place.

  • PROP FIREARM-MOVIE SET

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An assistant director of the film "Rust" told Alec Baldwin that a weapon he gave him was safe to use in the moments before the actor fatally shot a cinematographer, according to court documents in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Instead, the gun was loaded with live rounds. When Baldwin pulled the trigger Thursday on the set of a Western, he killed 42-year-old cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. The sheriff's office obtained the warrant so investigators could document the scene where the shooting took place.

Today in Entertainment History                                                                                                                                       On Oct. 23, 1941, the Disney film "Dumbo" was released.

Today in History

Oct 23, 2021

Today in History 

  • Today is Saturday, Oct. 23, the 296th day of 2021. There are 69 days left in the year. 

Today's Highlight in History: 

  • On Oct. 23, 1973, President Richard Nixon agreed to turn over White House tape recordings subpoenaed by the Watergate special prosecutor to Judge John J. Sirica. 

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Friday's Scores

Oct 23, 2021

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Sheriff: Baldwin fired prop gun on movie set, killing woman

Oct 22, 2021

  SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on a movie set and killed the cinematographer. The director of the Western being filmed was wounded. Authorities are investigating. Santa Fe County Sheriff's officials said cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and director Joel Souza were shot Thursday on the set of "Rust" in the desert near Santa Fe. A Baldwin spokesperson said there was an accident on the set involving the misfire of a prop gun with blanks, though a charge without a metal projectile is unlikely to kill at a moderate distance.

Today in History

Oct 22, 2021

  • Today in History 

Today is Friday, Oct. 22, the 295th day of 2021. There are 70 days left in the year. 

  • Today's Highlight in History: 

On Oct. 22, 2014, a gunman shot and killed a soldier standing guard at a war memorial in Ottawa, then stormed the Canadian Parliament before he was shot and killed by the usually ceremonial sergeant-at-arms. 

Today in Entertainment History

Oct 22, 2021

On Oct. 22, 1965, Ernest Tubb was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame.In 1966, the Beach Boys' song "Good Vibrations" was released. At that time, it was the most expensive single ever recorded, costing $40,000 dollars to make.Also in 1966, "Georgy Girl" opened. It was the first movie in the U.S. to carry a Mature Audiences Only rating.Also in 1966, "Weird Al" Yankovic took his first accordion lesson.In 1976, drummer Keith Moon of The Who played in what ended up being his final concert, in Toronto.

  • Sheriff: Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A prop firearm discharged by veteran actor Alec Baldwin, who is producing and starring in a Western movie, killed his director of photography and injured the director Thursday at the movie set outside Santa Fe, authorities said. The Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office says 42-year-old Halyna Hutchins, director of photography for the movie "Rust," and 48-year-old director Joel Souza were shot.

  • ELECTION 2022-GOVERNOR-NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's campaign for reelection has amended its October campaign finance report and returned $4,200 to a corporate contributor after a donation exceeded limits set in state statute. An opposition political committee titled Stop MLG highlighted the original $25,000 donation from Denver-based Intrepid Potash to Lujan Grisham. New Mexico caps campaign contributions at $20,800 in the course of a four-year election cycle.

  • ALBUQUERQUE-STADIUM PROPOSAL

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Voters in Albuquerque may be confused about how a proposed soccer stadium will be funded. That's because the ballot measure includes inconsistent language about financing for city's $50 million stadium bond proposal. The Albuquerque Journal reports that the ballot initially describes the project financing's financing as coming from gross receipts tax revenue bonds. But the place where voters will mark their ballots refers to general obligation bonds.

  • REDISTRICTING-NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An advisory panel on political redistricting has advanced three proposals for overhauling district boundaries in New Mexico's Democrat-dominated House of Representatives, with special deference to Native American communities. Two of the endorsed redistricting maps conform to proposals from Indigenous nations and tribes in northwestern New Mexico, a celebrated cradle of ancient civilization where a recent decline in population threatens to disrupt and dilute majority-Native American voting districts.

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