Teen Boy Dies After Being Shot Inside Chinese Restaurant

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) —  Police say 13-year-old boy has died after he was shot in the head inside of a Chinese restaurant in North Philadelphia.

The shooting happened on Friday, March 10 at the takeout restaurant on the 2000 block of W. Hunting Park Avenue.

Authorities arrived to find Khiseer Davis-Papther unresponsive suffering from a gunshot wound to his head.

The victim was rushed to Temple Hospital in extremely critical condition.

Police say he succumbed to his injuries on Sunday, March 19.

So far, there have been no arrests and a motive is unknown.

The investigation is ongoing.

 

 

30 Players: Josh Bell Ready To Showcase Bat For Pirates

By Rich Arleo

CBS Local Sports, in our 30 Players 30 Days spring training feature, profiles one young player from each Major League Baseball team leading up to opening day.

2016 season (Minors): 114 G, 421 AB, .295 BA, 14 HR, 60 RBI, 3 SB, .850 OPS

2016 season (Majors): 45 G, 128 AB, .273 BA, 3 HR, 19 RBI, 0 SB, .775 OPS

Josh Bell has been surrounded by hype ever since the Pirates drafted him in the second round of the 2011 MLB Draft and gave him a second-round record $5 million to convince him to forego his college commitment. Bell’s track to the bigs hasn’t necessarily been an express train, but after impressing in a short stint with the Pirates last year he seems ready to stick for a full rookie season in Pittsburgh.

Joining the organization as an outfielder, Bell hit his first home run as a 19-year-old and had 13 homers, 76 RBIs and a .279/.353/.453 line in his first full pro season at Class A in ‘13. With Andrew McCutchen locked into the outfield and top prospects Gregory Polanco and Starling Marte on their way to form the Pirates’ superb outfield we now see today, Bell’s path to the Majors wasn’t clear. In ‘14, the team decided to move Bell to first base, and that’s where he played last season and where he is expected to start in ‘17.

Bell’s defense is still under construction, but that’s not what he’s known for and probably won’t ever be. Where Bell shines is at the plate, and the 24-year-old has been able to show progress offensively at every level. In 487 Minor League games over five seasons, Bell hit .303/.373/.454 with 44 homers, 111 doubles and 285 RBIs.

The power was always expected to be a work in progress with Bell as he grew in the organization, and it really took a step forward last year with his Minor League-best 14 homers for Triple-A Indianapolis. For someone his size (6-foot-2, 240 pounds) Bell isn’t your typical swing-and-miss slugging first baseman. Bell struck out just 19 times in 152 plate appearances last year, good for a K% of 12.5 that would have lead the league among first baseman last year had he had enough plate appearances to qualify.

Bell showed incredible plate discipline throughout the Minor Leagues and it was no different in his debut in the bigs. If qualified, his 24.8 O-Swing% (outside-swing percentage), 7.6 SwStr% (swinging-strike percentage) and 82.9 Contact% would all have been top six among first basemen in ‘16.

Spring Training hasn’t been kind to Bell early on, and in his first 17 at-bats he managed just one hit. Bell has the rare rookie luxury of not having to battle for a spot in the starting lineup. Barring an injury, he will begin the year as the team’s starting first baseman. His aforementioned defensive woes are worth monitoring, but the Pirates will deal with it — as long as things don’t get out of control — in order to get his bat in the lineup. Some starts here and there in the outfield are also possible.

Aside from the defense, the one other factor that could cut into his playing time is his ability (or lack thereof) to hit left-handers consistently. He went 4-for-19 (.211) against them with the Pirates and hit .267 vs. southpaws at Triple-A last year. Despite that, Bell showed the ability to go the other way against shifts last year and one look at his spray chart shows his propensity to hit to all fields. If he can play passable defensively and improve vs. left-handers, the Pirates will have no reason not to plug him into their lineup every day this season.

Rich Arleo is a freelance sports writer and editor who covers Major League Baseball and fantasy sports. You can follow him on Twitter, @Rarleo.

Some EpiPen Batches Recalled Due To Potential Failure To Activate

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Officials say four batches of EpiPens have been recalled because they may fail to activate or require increased force.

In a statement, Alphapharm said the recall includes about 80,000 EpiPen 300 microgram adrenaline injection auto-injectors. The company says they may contain a defective part and have been distributed worldwide.

Batches 5FA665, 5FA6651, 5FA6652, 5FA6653 are included in the recall.

australia epipen batches Some EpiPen Batches Recalled Due To Potential Failure To Activate

credit: Alphapharm/Mylan

Officials say there have been two reports confirming the device failed to activate.

The company says, “The failure of the auto-injector to activate may result in patients not receiving the required dose of adrenaline resulting in the worsening of symptoms of anaphylaxis or anaphylactic reactions, which could be life threatening.”

The company says consumers who have a recalled EpiPen batch number should replace it with a new one as soon as possible by returning it to their pharmacist. They say it will be replaced free of charge.

Officials advise consumers to keep affected auto-injectors until they are replaced and use it if required.

Officials say at this time, EpiPen® Jr 150µg Adrenaline Injection Syringe Auto-Injectors and all other batches of EpiPen® 300µg Adrenaline Injection Syringe Auto-Injectors are unaffected and are not subject to the recall.

Assault Charge Filed After Tweet Sent To Journalist With Epilepsy

By Ralph Ellis and Madison Park

PHILADELPHIA (CNN) –– An additional charge has been filed against a Maryland man accused of tweeting an animated strobe image to a journalist with epilepsy, prosecutors in Texas said Monday.

John Rayne Rivello, 29, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, said Brittany Dunn with the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office.

A grand jury referral said Rivello sent the tweet knowing journalist Kurt Eichenwald was “susceptible to seizures and that such animations are capable of causing seizures.” The document said Rivello used “a deadly weapon, to wit: a tweet and a graphics interchange format (GIF) and an electronic device and hands during the commission of the assault.”

Prosecutors said Eichenwald was chosen because Rivello had a bias against people of Jewish descent.

Eichenwald’s attorney, Timothy Perkins, told CNN: “We consider the message like a bomb or sending anthrax to someone in the mail.”

Federal authorities previously charged Rivello with cyberstalking.

CNN was unable Friday or Monday to reach Rivello or his attorneys.

The flashing image was sent to Eichenwald, a Newsweek senior writer and Vanity Fair contributing editor, on December 15 and came with the message: “You deserve a seizure for your post,” according to the federal criminal complaint. Eichenwald said the image triggered a seizure and he then sought to identify the person who sent it.

“After a 3 month investigation, the FBI this morning arrested the man who assaulted me using a strobe on twitter that triggered a seizure,” Eichenwald tweeted last Friday.

The FBI and police in Maryland and Dallas, where Eichenwald resides, investigated the case and arrested Rivello.

Rivello, who is from Salisbury, Maryland, was initially charged with cyberstalking and appeared in federal court Friday.

The Twitter account belonging to Rivello allegedly contained direct messages sent to other users regarding Eichenwald with statements like, “I hope this sends him into a seizure,” “Spammed this at (victim) let’s see if he dies,” and “I know he has epilepsy,” according to the allegations in an affidavit that was unsealed Friday.

Investigators also found screen shots from an epilepsy website with a list of commonly reported epilepsy seizure triggers and a story from a Dallas news site about Eichenwald’s efforts to subpoena Twitter to track down the user who sent him the image, according to the
affidavit.

Since the first incident, “More than 40 ppl sent strobes once they found out they could trigger seizures,” Eichenwald tweeted. “Stop sending them,” he wrote.

He said identifying information about the people who sent him those strobe images is now “currently in the hands of the FBI.”

Eichenwald has been public about having epilepsy. In October, he wrote in Newsweek that one of President Donald Trump’s supporters with the handle “Mike’s Deplorable AF” had tweeted to him after he had written about Trump’s conflicts of interest.

“Mike” mentioned his seizures and sent him a video of strobe lights.

“It’s what’s called epileptogenic — something that triggers seizures. Fortunately, since I was standing, I simply dropped my iPad to the ground the second I realized what Mike had done. It landed face down on the bathroom floor,” he wrote in Newsweek.

Not all people with epilepsy are photo-sensitive. The Epilepsy Foundation estimates that certain visual patterns and flashing lights can trigger seizures in about 3% of people with epilepsy.

“When people have photosensitivity, it’s reduced by taking medication, but it’s not obliterated by medication,” said Dr. Kimford Meador, a professor of neurology at Stanford University Medical Center. “The risk of it is markedly reduced if they’re on medication, but patients try to avoid situations where they have flashing lights.”

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Some Companies Offering Online Eye Exams

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Going to the eye doctor’s for an exam may soon become a thing of the past.

Online tests similar to those you take at the office are now available on your phone.

The online eye exams have you look at the screen to read letters, shapes and numbers, all based on traditional eye charts.

You then indicate what you can and cannot see.

For a free, the company will then send your results to an eye doctor to write you a prescription.

News, Politics and Entertainment with The Chris Stigall Show | March 21

Chris covered the hearings with FBI Director James Comey on Russian interference into the presidential election, the recovery of Tom Brady’s Superbowl jersey and Tomi Lahren being suspended by the Blaze. He spoke with Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley and Carrie Severino from the Judicial Crisis Network about the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.

6:08 The FBI confirmed an investigation into Donald Trump’s ties to Russia and its impact on the 2016 election.

6:25 Politico: Clinton camp unloads on Comey.

6:35 What’s Trending: Tom Brady, Ellen, Chuck Berry, Big Bang Theory, Dave Chappelle

6:48 The confirmation hearings for Neil Gorsuch began yesterday.

7:05 Tomi Lahren was suspended by The Blaze after an appearance on The View.

7:19 Hillary Clinton says she is ‘ready to come out of the woods.’

7:30 Chris speaks with Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley about the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

7:49 Shaq thinks the earth is flat.

8:20 Chris talks to Carrie Severino from the Judicial Crisis Network about the first day of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.

8:35 What’s Trending: Giant chicken, Woody Harrelson, Elmo

Ivanka Trump To Get West Wing Office, WH Official Says

By Eli Watkins

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN) — Ivanka Trump will work out of an office in the West Wing, a White House official told CNN on Monday.

The official also confirmed Trump will seek a security clearance and government-provided communication devices, although she will not be a government employee.

Philadelphia Man Claims He Was Denied Service From NYC Bar For Wearing Pro-Trump Hat

The move places President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter — long one of his closest advisers — at the center of his administration, following weeks during which she held no formal role but appeared alongside the President and senior staffers in major meetings with world leaders and business figures.

She has also reportedly weighed in on policy issues and established a low-key presence in the White House.

Trump’s husband, Jared Kushner, has been a senior White House adviser since the outset of the administration. The Department of Justice assessed at the time that the hire did not violate anti-nepotism laws.

CNN has reached out to Ivanka Trump’s attorney, Jamie Gorelick, for comment on the matter. Politico reported the development earlier Monday.

Trump, like her father, has business interests throughout the country and across the world. By gaining a position in the West Wing and seeking access to classified information, she has drawn a new wave of scrutiny over conflicts in the administration between public roles and private interests.

FBI Director Comey: No Information To Support Trump Claims He Was Wiretapped By Obama

Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway faced backlash after promoting Ivanka Trump’s fashion line on television, but the White House opted not to penalize her for the apparent ethical violation.

Like her siblings Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, Ivanka as taken an active role in her father’s business interests over the course of her life, both in his real estate empire and reality TV show, “The Apprentice.”

She made regular appearances on the campaign trail and has been by her father’s side during many major moments of his early presidency.

The move into a West Wing office brings her role in the administration closer to formality and puts one of the commander-in-chief’s closest confidants on firmer ground.

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