Things you should know today: 5/3/18


AP source: Cowboys’ Jason Witten retiring, heading to ESPN


FILE – This is a 2016, file photo showing Jason Witten of the Dallas Cowboys NFL football team. A person with direct knowledge of the decision says Jason Witten is retiring after 15 seasons, choosing the offer of lead analyst for ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” over becoming the longest-tenured player in the history of the Dallas Cowboys. The 10-time Pro Bowl tight end informed Cowboys owner Jerry Jones of his plan to retire Thursday, May 3, 2018, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the decision hasn’t been announced. (AP Photo/File)

Jason Witten, tight end for the Dallas Cowboys, is retiring from football and heading to ESPN to join “Monday Night Football” as the lead analyst. The Cowboys never anticipated that Witten’s 15th season would be his last, though Witten is the longest-tenured player of the Dallas Cowboys franchise and second longest-tenured player behind Tom Brady in NFL history.

Domestic violence call led to standoff, deadly explosion


This image provided by WFSB-TV shows a fire behind a house in North Haven, Conn., Wednesday, May 2, 2018. A barn behind a house in Connecticut exploded Wednesday night while police and a SWAT team were negotiating with a man who had taken his wife hostage, leaving at least six officers injured, state police and a town official said. (WFSB-TV via AP)

A barn explosion left one person dead and nine officers injured after police responded to a domestic violence call from a woman in North Haven, Conn. When police arrived at the scene, they tried for hours to coax the husband outside of the building when the explosion occurred. The nine officers are being treated for non life-threatening injuries, whereas the identity of the deceased body has not yet been confirmed.

The Latest: Shooting suspect’s brother arrested for 2nd time


Susan Stocker
FILE – In this Thursday, March 29, 2018, file photo, Zachary Cruz, brother of Nikolas Cruz who’s accused of killing 17 students and staff members at the school Feb. 14, appears in court in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Zachary Cruz has been arrested for violating the terms of his probation, and was booked into the Palm Beach County jail, Tuesday, May 1, 2018. (Susan Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool, File)

The brother of Florida high school shooter Nikolas Cruz, Zachary Cruz, was stopped and arrested last week for driving without a license. He was within 25 feet of a Lake Worth high school. Zachary Cruz is on six months’ probation after his first offense for trespassing at the Parkland high school. He was ordered to stay at least a mile away from schools unless enrolled.

Camille Cosby, wife of Bill Cosby, is trending on Twitter. She has called for a criminal investigation into prosecutor Kevin R. Steele for her husband’s sexual assault conviction. She defends Bill Cosby, saying the case was “mob justice, not real justice.”

The Bon Appetit channel posted a new video that’s #2 trending on YouTube (as of 5/3/18). Check out pastry chef Chaire Saffetz take on the challenge of creating a gourmet Kit-Kat bar!


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