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Southwest Airlines Pilot Arrested Bringing Gun to Airport

11/15/2017 7:41 AM PST
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7:40 AM PT -- Airport officials just said, "St. Louis Lambert International Airport Police arrested a 51 year old airline pilot Wednesday morning for unlawful use of a weapon after TSA officers discovered a loaded 9 mm pistol in his carry-on luggage." The official says the pilot did not have any authorization to carry a firearm.

6:49 AM PT-- A spokesperson for the St. Louis Airport tells TMZ only one pilot was arrested. As we reported, 2 eyewitnesses tell us they saw 2 pilots in handcuffs.

Two Southwest Airlines pilots were arrested Wednesday morning at St. Louis Lambert International Airport ... eyewitnesses tell us they brought guns to the airport.

An eyewitness who was at the airport tells TMZ the pilots were at the TSA security checkpoint when 2 law enforcement officers handcuffed both pilots. A TSA employee told the eyewitness the pilots were arrested because they had firearms in their carry-on.

One of the arresting officers told one of the pilots, "We don't mess around here."

The passengers on flight #1717 bound for LAX were told to deplane and they each received a $100 voucher.

We reached out to Southwest ... so far, no word back.

Roy Moore New Accuser Speaks ... He Tried to Force Oral Sex When I Was 16 Years Old

11/13/2017 11:08 AM PST
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5:30 PM PT -- Roy Moore has denied Beverly's allegation, going so far as to say he doesn't even know her or know anything about her. A new accuser of Republican Roy Moore says the U.S. Senate candidate once tried to force her to perform oral sex on him when she was just 16 years old. 

Beverly Young Nelson appeared at a press conference Monday in NYC alongside attorney Gloria Allred to make the accusation, tearing up and crying throughout. 

Nelson says she was a waitress in Alabama between 1976 and '77, and that Moore -- then the D.A. of their county -- was a regular, and that he would flirt with her. In December of '77, Nelson says Moore signed her yearbook, and then offered a ride home after her shift.

Instead of driving her home, though, she says Moore pulled around behind the restaurant and began groping her breasts, before he allegedly grabbed her neck and tried to force her head toward his crotch.

Nelson says she resisted, and Moore ultimately gave up. She says he kicked her out his car and told her not to tell anyone since no one would believe her. 

Moore has also been accused of sexual misconduct with minors by 4 other women. He's been asked by many politicians on both sides of the aisle to step aside. 

Mike Tyson Denied Entry Into Chile ... Ordered back to U.S.

11/9/2017 12:00 PM PST

Mike Tyson got KO'd in Chile -- authorities there denied him entry and ordered him back to the U.S. of A.

Authorities say the former heavyweight boxing champ didn't meet the requirements for entry Thursday because of his rap sheet. The country's equivalent of the FBI posted this pic showing Tyson flanked by 2 detectives.

Tyson -- who served 3 years in prison after a 1992 rape conviction -- was reportedly heading to Chile to take part in a promo for a local TV channel there.

Mark Cuban Calms Michael Cohen Down ... At Breakfast Meeting

11/9/2017 7:44 AM PST
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Mark Cuban counseled his longtime friend Michael Cohen on how to stay calm in the wake of the Russian investigation that has Cohen under a microscope.

They had breakfast at Landmarc restaurant in NYC's Time Warner Center Thursday. Cuban tells TMZ, he was there to help "calm him down and talk him off the roof" by relaying his own experience with a federal investigation. Mark was once prosecuted by the SEC for insider trading and was found not guilty.

Cuban says Cohen, Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer, talked about his relationship with the Prez. But Cuban says the big topic ... Cohen's writing a book about his experiences with Trump and the investigation.  

Cuban says Cohen has a publisher and gave him these words of encouragement ... "The truth will set you free." 

Terry Crews I'm Going after Hollywood Agent on All Fronts For Alleged Sexual Assault

11/8/2017 3:56 PM PST
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Terry Crews walked out of LAPD's Hollywood Division with resolve to go after a powerful Hollywood agent for sexual assault. 

Crews told our photog he plans to file a civil lawsuit as well as pursue criminal charges.  

Sources tell TMZ the person Crews named on the police report is Adam Venit, who heads up the motion picture group at William Morris Endeavor. Venit has been placed on leave while WME investigates.

Crews says the agent groped him last year at a Hollywood function. There are reports Venit was "wedgie-ing" people at the party as a prank.

We reached out to Venit's rep ... they had no comment.

Kevin Spacey Former TV Anchor Says 18-Year-Old Family Member 'Sexually Assaulted'

11/8/2017 6:24 AM PST
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A former Boston TV news anchor is about to hold a news conference, pointing the finger at Kevin Spacey for allegedly sexually assaulting an 18-year-old family member.

Heather Unruh's story is different because of the timing.  We've learned the alleged incident occurred at a bar on Nantucket Island in 2016. Our sources say the alleged victim reported the incident to police by phone sometime this year ... he lives out of state. We have not been able to confirm if police investigated.

Heather Unruh tweeted last month -- before the Spacey story broke -- "The #weinsteinscandal has emboldened me -- #truth time ... I was a Kevin Spacey fan until he assaulted a loved one. Time the dominoes fell."

Unruh and her lawyer, Mitchell Garabedian -- who btw was prominently featured in the Academy Award winning movie "Spotlight" as the lawyer who helped unravel the Boston Archdiocese's child sex abuse scandal and portrayed by Stanley Tucci -- will speak at the news conference at 11:30 AM ET. We'll be livestreaming.

We reached out to Spacey's lawyer ... so far no word back.

Dwight Yoakam Marilyn's Gun Prop Inappropriate, But It's the Price of Freedom

11/7/2017 7:19 AM PST
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Dwight Yoakam thinks Marilyn Manson aiming a fake gun at concertgoers was "an inappropriate moment" -- but adds that kinda stunt is fair game in a nation as free as ours.

We got the country star Monday at LAX and he stopped short of ripping into Manson for his assault rifle prop at his show in San Bernardino ... scene of a 2015 mass shooting.

Manson chalked it up to his artistic expression ... and Dwight seemed to accept that, but made it clear he'd never pull that kinda thing. 

He also talked about terrorism and the ongoing wave of gun violence in America -- and Dwight seems to think there's no way to put an end to it.

Texas Church Shooting Citizen Shot Back, Followed Shooter Victims from Age 5 to 72

11/5/2017 4:20 PM PST
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7:04 PM PT -- According to reports, Devin Patrick Kelley is described as an Air Force vet who was discharged for bad conduct ... and who was once court-martialed for alleged assault of his wife and kid.

Texas officials just held a press conference about the deadliest mass shooting in the state, and revealed that a local resident fired back at the shooter who killed 26 people at a small town church ... and then gave chase before the gunman was found dead.

A rep for the Texas Department of Public Safety gave a blow-by-blow account of what went down Sunday morning in Sutherland Springs, TX where a gunman opened fire at the First Baptist Church. 

He says the gunman, ID'd as Devin Kelley, was dressed in all black tactical gear when he opened fire on the church -- using an AR assault-style rifle -- from the outside and then continued inside. When he walked out again, a local resident engaged him with his own rifle, causing the gunman to flee.

The resident followed the gunman in a separate vehicle, and the gunman was later found shot dead around a nearby county line ... where cops say they found more firearms in his car. It's unclear if the gunman suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound, or if the resident shot and killed him.

As we reported ... the gunman left at least 26 dead, not including himself, as well as at least 20 others injured. The victims' ages range from 5 years old to 72. 

Apparently, the resident who fired back at Kelley flagged down a passerby in a truck and instructed him to follow Kelley. The driver of that truck, Johnnie Langendorff, explained to local media he made a snap decision to follow the shooter. 

Kevin Spacey Netflix Cuts Him Loose

11/4/2017 6:43 AM PDT

Netflix is out of the Kevin Spacey business -- completely -- severing all ties with the actor and leaving the future of "House of Cards" uncertain.

The streaming service announced, "Netflix will not be involved with any further production of 'House of Cards' that includes Kevin Spacey." Translation, producers have to cut him from Season 6 or else.

Netflix went on, "We will continue to work with MRC [the Producers] during this hiatus time to evaluate our path forward as it relates to the show."

There's talk that Spacey's character, Frank Underwood, will be killed off and Robin Wright's character will carry the show in the final season, but no decision has been made.

And Netflix went even further, "We have also decided we will not be moving forward with the release of the film 'Gore,' which was in post-production, starring and produced by Kevin Spacey."

The decision was triggered by Anthony Rapp's claim that Spacey sexually assaulted him when he was 14. Numerous claims were subsequently made by cast and crew of "House of Cards," saying Spacey created a toxic working environment by sexually harassing men on set.

NYC Terrorist Wanted to Fly ISIS Flag in Hospital Room

11/1/2017 2:46 PM PDT

The terrorist who mowed down a group of people in New York City Tuesday was so strident about what he had done, he told law enforcement he wanted to fly the ISIS flag in his hospital room.

According to the criminal complaint, obtained by TMZ, Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov told FBI agents he "felt good about what he had done."

His cellphone was an electronic ISIS training manual which included, among other things, a video of ISIS fighters shooting prisoners in the face and a video of a beheading. The complaint says the videos, 90 in all, inspired Saipov to carry out the attack.

Saipov was shot by a cop after the attack and was taken to Bellevue Hospital.

Eight people died as a result of the attack.

Nancy Pelosi, Elizabeth Warren Blast Trump for Politicizing Terror Attack ... He's Just Wrong!!!

11/1/2017 2:02 PM PDT
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Nancy Pelosi has a few choice words for President Trump after he blamed Chuck Schumer and the Dems for the recent terrorist attack in NYC ... and he's not going to like them.

We got the House Minority Leader on Capitol Hill Wednesday ... she calls Trump's political blame-game actions the day after a tragedy inappropriate. She also claims Trump's got his facts wrong about the program he says let a terrorist into our country.

We got also Sen. Elizabeth Warren ... and her answer was short and sweet. 

NYC Terrorism Accused Terrorist Mows Down Pedestrians ... NYPD Takes Him Down

10/31/2017 12:43 PM PDT

One driver, who police are calling a terrorist, rammed pedestrians and cyclists in lower Manhattan Tuesday, killing 8 people and injuring about a dozen more.

The FBI says it's investigating the incident as an act of terrorism. Video from the scene shows multiple people injured on a bike path which runs adjacent to NYC's West Side Highway. Police have the suspect in custody after an officer opened fire, shooting him in the abdomen.

NYPD says the alleged terrorist drove down the bike path for about 20 blocks before running into a school bus. That's when the NYPD officer engaged and shot the suspect.

The attack is the deadliest act of terror in NYC since 9/11.

Singer Josh Groban was in a nearby park with his dog, and says he heard 8-10 shots ring out as he fled the area.

Story developing ...

Yasiel Puig Autographs Ball to Honor Vegas Shooting Victim

10/31/2017 7:55 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Yasiel Puig didn't let the intensity of the World Series -- and Tuesday's Game 6 -- stop him from doing something awesome to honor a victim of the Las Vegas shooting who was a Dodgers super fan.

Laura Shipp was one of the nearly 60 people killed in the massacre, and was described by her family and friends as a lifelong fan of Big Blue.

We're told Puig heard about Laura's story and last night decided to do something for her son Corey -- a Marine reservist. He autographed a baseball with a message for Laura.

He wrote, "To Laura, RIP" and added his signature. We're told the ball will be delivered to Corey today before Game 6 begins.

Go Blue!

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