Bobrovsky Terrific Again As Blue Jackets Beat Flyers 1-0

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sergei Bobrovsky made 36 saves in his seventh shutout of the season, helping the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Philadelphia Flyers 1-0 on Saturday.

Bobrovsky was terrific in his NHL-leading 40th win, and Alexander Wennberg tipped in the game’s only goal in the second period. The gritty victory in front of a sellout crowd broke a two-game losing streak for the playoff-bound Blue Jackets (48-19-7) and moved them into a tie with idle Pittsburgh for second in the Metropolitan Division.

The Flyers (34-32-8), trying to muscle their way back into wild-card race, created more opportunities and outshot Columbus 36-21. Michal Neuvirth made 20 stops.

With just under seven minutes left in the second period, Wennberg managed to bat a Kyle Quincey shot out of the air, with the puck sneaking through Neuvirth’s pads.

The Blue Jackets continued their mastery over Philadelphia at home, winning for the 10th straight time at Nationwide Arena. The Flyers haven’t won in Columbus since December 2005.

NOTES: Bobrovsky got his 19th career shutout. He is 8-0-2 in his last 10 starts. … Neuvirth started in goal for Philadelphia after Steve Mason played the previous seven games. … Columbus is the only NHL team without a three-game slide this season. … Columbus F Oliver Bjorkstrand missed his second game after taking an illegal hit from Toronto’s Roman Polak on Wednesday night.

Polak was suspended two games and fined. F Lauri Korpikoski and Ds Markus Nutivaara and Ryan Murray were healthy scratches for Columbus. Scratches for Philadelphia included D Michael Del Zotto and Fs Roman Lyubimov and Nick Cousins.

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Flyers: Visit the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday.
Blue Jackets: Host the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday.


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NYC Says Trump Tower Resident Wrongly Rented Out On Airbnb

NEW YORK (AP) — A Trump Tower apartment owner was fined $1,000 by the city after they say she wrongly rented the home out on Airbnb.

Yelena Yelagina owns apartment 30H at 721 Fifth Avenue, the glitzy address of President Donald Trump, according to an affidavit filed with the summons seen by The Associated Press Saturday.

The New York Times reported the apartment was available starting in September for up to $450 nightly. Renters learned the address after they’d booked reservations.

The listing has been taken down. But before it was, travelers who read between the lines might have guessed, though. The listing noted: “It is a specific building, so please — political opinions cannot be shown.” Renters were instructed to discreetly describe themselves as the apartment owner’s guests. They were admitted after presenting ID and undergoing security screening. The Secret Service declined to comment.

A New York state law levies fines against people who rent out their entire living space for less than 30 days. State officials passed legislation last year that made it easier to regulate by making the advertising, not just the renting, of such apartments illegal. Since then, 65 violations to nine hosts were issued, including Yelagina, on several sites, said Melissa Grace, a spokeswoman for the city.

“We will continue to crack down on those who profit by turning permanent housing into de facto hotel rooms,” she said.

Calls to Yelagina rang unanswered.

An Airbnb spokesman said the company is hoping to change the laws.

“This particular listing was removed,” Nick Papas said, adding there were no more listings at Trump Tower. The Trump Organization says condominium rules prohibit such listings.

A hearing is set for May 4.


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GameStop To Shutter 100+ Stores

By Jackie Wattles

PHILADELPHIA (CNN) — It’s game over for more than 100 GameStop retail locations.

The company announced earlier this week that it’s shutting down 2% to 3% of its stores. That means as many as 190 stores could be on the chopping block.

GameStop currently operates more than 6,600 stores globally, including 4,400 in the United States. It’s unclear how many domestic stores the Texas-based company plans to close.

The retailer of new and used video games has been on shaky ground for a while. Its stock has plummeted more than 31% over the past year.

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On Thursday, the company said its overall sales fell 13.6% last quarter compared to a year prior.

At the core of GameStop’s issues: It’s not selling enough video games.

CEO Paul Raines said in a statement Thursday that “the video game category was weak, particularly in the back half of 2016.”

That’s because the biggest names in gaming — Playstation maker Sony and Xbox maker Microsoft — haven’t updated their consoles in a while, Raines said. That creates a lag in business for retailers like GameStop.

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Bright spots for GameStop include its non-gaming related brands, like Spring Mobile, and its sales of pop culture collectibles, which are sold at GameStop stores.

GameStop is just one name among a long list of brick-and-mortar retailers struggling to compete with e-commerce giants like Amazo.

Over the past year, chains including JCPenney, Macy’s and Staples have announced store closures. And earlier this week, Sears — which also owns Kmart — said it has “substantial doubt” the company will survive.

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Police Search For Missing 6-Year-Old Boy From Cobbs Creek

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a young boy who went missing from his home in West Philadelphia.

Authorities say 6-year-old Trevor Montgomery was discovered missing from his bedroom at a home along South Ithan Street in city’s Cobbs Creek neighborhood around 8 a.m. Saturday.

The boy is black, light in complexion and weighs 50 pounds with a cut over his right eye.

He was last seen around 9:30 Friday night wearing a black T-shirt and white underwear with a red stripe.

Anyone with information about the child’s whereabouts is asked to contact police.


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1 Dead, 2 Injured In Shooting Outside Allentown Nightclub

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania say one person was killed and two others were injured in an early morning shooting in the parking lot of an Allentown nightclub.

Police said city officers responded to a disturbance at the east end of the parking lot of the Club Dubai shortly before 2:30 a.m. Saturday.

Officers reported seeing a man with a handgun shooting at other people. One Allentown officer fired at the suspect, who got into a vehicle and fled. Police said it was unclear if he had been hit.

Police said three shooting victims were taken to local hospitals. The Lehigh County coroner’s office said 28-year-old Paul Junior Prieto died of a gunshot wound to the body.

The (Allentown) Morning Call reported that the shooter discharged at least two dozen bullets.

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Police: Text Message Foils Burglary In Northeast Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police say a text message sent from a home security system helped officers arrest five people who were robbing a home in the Northeast Philadelphia.

It happened around 1 p.m. Friday at a home along the 7700 block of Revere Street.

Police say the homeowner was sent a text alert and connected to his home surviellance system video feed from his phone. Police responded to the home and saw two people leaving the residence. One of them was carrying a TV, which was dropped before the suspect got into a waiting SUV, while the other suspect ran off on foot.

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Officers followed the vehicle until it crashed into a parked car at Hartnel Avenue and Fairfield Street, where four people were taken into custody. The other suspect who took off on foot was also arrested.

The four male suspects and one female accomplice are now facing charges.

The stolen goods were recovered.


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Pedestrian Struck And Killed In Drexel Hill

DREXEL HILL, Pa. (CBS) — Police in Delaware County are investigating after a pedestrian was hit by car and killed Saturday morning.

It happened just after 8 a.m. near the intersection of State Road and Harper Avenue in Drexel Hill when the unidentified man was struck by an elderly driver.

The pedestrian died from his injuries a short time later.

The driver did stay on scene was cooperating with police.


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Annual Travel And Adventure Show Opens At Pa. Convention Center

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — If you need inspiration for your next adventure, there’s a destination for everyone at the third annual Travel and Adventure Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Scores of exhibitors, dozens of experts and experiences allow attendees to walk around the world in one room in one day.

“Portugal is represented, so is Italy,” said Jonathan Golicz, marketing director for the Philadelphia Travel and Adventure Show, which gives attendees a chance to awaken their senses with the sights, sounds and tastes of travel.

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“We have Eli the Camel here who is giving out free rides. You’ll find great content, which is both cultural and educational,” he said. “We have chefs here cooking food from around the world. They’re going to cook cuisines right in front of you and give you samples of that. You have the Global Beats Stage where you will find cultural performances from all over the globe.”

Golicz says the show provides more than 1,000 vacation options with destinations as exotic as Malaysia and Indonesia and as close as the Poconos or Delaware.

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“Our best advice is leave your bucket list at the door,” he said, “because you’ll come here and hear about places you’ve never dreamed of, places you never heard of before.”

Special guests like CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg will also provide advice on where and how to safely travel on a budget. There are also lots of free giveaways.

The Travel and Adventure Show runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.


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Philly Guidance Counselor Pens Book Helping Students Get Into College

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Philadelphia school district guidance counselor has penned a new book designed to help parents get their kids to college– for free.

Nichole Mitchell has more than two decades working as educator and guidance counselor in Philadelphia. In fact, she’s helped thousands of students get into college, but discovered a consistent problem. Parents wait to seek help until their student is in the 11 or 12th grade.

“You really to start in like 6th and 7th grade to plan early,” says Mitchell, who founded Nichole Renee Enterprises. Her company puts together programs and workshops that teach parents how to plan for college and to get financial aid and scholarships.

She recently published a book titled, “Being Proactive is Key: 20 Tips to Become a Successful Partner with Your Child’s School,” to help parents start earlier.

“It’s a manual for parents not just to get through the college application process, but also to get through school,” she says.

For example, Mitchell says pne of the most popular misconceptions is that “being a student athletes results in a scholarship.” Mitchell says that;s not always true.

“They have to have a certain grade point average and certain SAT score to apply to school,” she says.

For more tips listen to the full podcast or go to nicholereneeenterprises.com.

 

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Philly Students Being Mentored By Police: ‘I Just Wanted Someone To Talk To’

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) —  The Philadelphia Police Department and Big Brothers Big Sisters launched a new initiative this week, and it’s designed to change the lives of more than a dozen kids in Philadelphia public schools.

 

Bigs in Blue– pairs a compassionate police officer with youth for a one-on-one mentoring relationships in communities throughout Philadelphia.

Marcus Allen is CEO of the Independence Big Brothers Big Sisters said, “Our police officers have stepped up to the plate and have said they want to be a part of that process.”

Allen says the Bigs in Blue Philadelphia program will pair officers from the 3rd and 22nd district with kids from Fells, Sharswood and Allen Elementary schools.

Commissioner Richard Ross said, “Because of the climate that we are in, it could not have happened at a better time.”

Ross is the national spokesperson for Bigs in Blue, and says the program will show kids who police officers are as people.

“He likes cheese steaks– I do too,” said police Captain Frank Millo

Millo showed off his little Miles, a 5th grader at Fells elementary who wanted a friend.

“I just wanted someone to talk to,” said Miles.

The program is expected to pair 20 bigs in blue with area kids by the end of the school year.


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WATCH: Chris Chiozza Buries Wisconsin With Three In OT

Ryan Mayer

The final game of Sweet 16 action has given us as college basketball fans pretty much all we could ever ask for in terms of late game drama. It all started with 4:15 left with Wisconsin trailing Florida by 12. The Badgers were able to close the gap down to three with just 6.4 seconds left. Senior guard Zak Showalter decided that he wanted to keep playing just a bit longer and knocked down a three to send the game into overtime.

Then, in the extra period, the Badgers were able to take a five point lead, 78-73, with just 1:40 left. The Gators weren’t done just yet. They battled back and tied the game on a Canyon Barry block of a seemingly wide open layup that then turned into a Chris Chiozza layup on the other end.

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Chiozza’s dramatics weren’t done just yet. Following two Nigel Hayes free throws, the Gators trailed 83-81 with just 4 seconds left. That was plenty of time for the junior guard from Memphis, Tennessee as he delivered one of those March moments that will be remembered for some time to come.

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The Gators win 84-83 and advance to the Elite Eight for the first time under coach Mike White. They’ll face South Carolina on Sunday afternoon.


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WATCH: Zak Showalter Hits Three To Send Game To OT

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The second day of Sweet 16 games were largely letdowns as the first three games of the night were decided by double digits. The last game of the night, featuring Florida and Wisconsin gave us our most dramatic finish. The Badgers trailed by three 72-69 with just 6.4 seconds left in the game and had possession of the ball on a sidelines out of bounds play. What happened next, well, let’s just say Zak Showalter became a hero in Madison.

Showalter’s off balance, one-footed three tied the game at 72 and sent it to overtime to decide who would have the right to play South Carolina for the East region title on Sunday.


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