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Alec Baldwin’s on-set tragedy



Police say an actor discharged a live shot during filming.

On a movie set in New Mexico, the county sheriff has claimed that Alec Baldwin was given a weapon with a live round in it.

On Thursday, an actor unintentionally shot and wounded the film’s director Joel Souza as well as cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who unfortunately was fatally wounded.

Three firearms and 500 rounds of ammunition have been recovered as part of the investigation.

So far, no arrests have been made, and no charges have been filed.

The Santa Fe County Sheriff, Adan Mendoza, stated at a press conference on Wednesday that the inquiry is still in its early phases and that many more interviews are required, including with Mr. Baldwin, who he said is co-operating with authorities.

The sheriff revealed that there were approximately 100 people on the Rust film set at the time of the shooting, and that everyone would be interviewed.

“I believe the facts are self-evident: a weapon was given to Mr Baldwin. The weapon is operational and discharged a live bullet, killing Ms Hutchins and injuring Mr Souza,” he added.

The sheriff also stated that a “lead projectile” had been removed from Mr Souza’s shoulder and submitted as evidence, as had the gun, which was fired by Mr Baldwin, and the spent shell casings.

Other live rounds of ammunition, according to police, may have been on the Rust set. They have not yet been subjected to a crime lab analysis.

The sheriff added that the remaining 500 rounds of ammunition were “a mix of blanks, dummies, and what we believe to be live rounds.”

The New York Daily News reported that the sheriff had described Mr. Baldwin as “cooperative.”

“He’s been very nice, very cordial, very concerned as well. We didn’t do this interview with reluctance at all,” he said.

The sheriff confirmed that the weapon was a .44 calibre Magnum, but would not give further details.

“We’re going to look into how they got there, why they were there — because they shouldn’t have been there,” he continued.

The armorer Hannah Gutierrez Reed and the film’s assistant director Dave Halls handled the weapon before it was given to Mr Baldwin, according to Dunning.

Records from the court case claim that when Mr Halls handed over the gun, he yelled “cold gun,” implying that it did not contain live ammunition. He was unaware that there were live rounds in the weapon, according to court documents.

The gun used in the fatal shooting, as well as a weapon that the sheriff said appeared to have been modified, and a non-functioning plastic revolver were among the weapons seized by officials.

When asked whether anyone would be charged with a crime, Santa Fe district attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies responded that it was still quite early to determine, but “all options are on the table at this stage…” I do not make hasty judgments or rush to judgment.

According to several attorneys who have spoken with NM Reports, there is no comparable scenario in New Mexico. “It’s a complicated case, and it’ll need a lot of legal study, analysis, and evaluation,” said Ms Carmack-Altwies.

The film’s producer, Dunning said he is trying to come up with a solution that will be acceptable to all parties. “I’m hoping that the sheriff gives us guidance, and then we can arrive at an answer,” he said. “We’re not going to move forward until everybody feels comfortable with moving forward.”

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A YouTuber from Utah has been arrested and charged with accepting fraudulent claims from AAA.



A hurricane man known for a popular YouTube channel called “Matt’s Off Road Recovery” has been charged with insurance fraud and accused of defrauding AAA through his firm, Winder Towing.

The arraignment for Matthew David Wetzel, 46, who was charged in late October with one count of making a false or fraudulent insurance claim, a second degree felony, is scheduled for next week. AAA is accused of paying more than $15,000 to Winder Towing in order to cover allegations made with known misrepresentations between January 2019 and August 2020.

According to charging papers, the Utah Insurance Fraud Division was contacted by a consumer with a complaint about AAA. After an investigation, the division determined that many of the claims made to AAA had significant errors regarding the claimed services or tow locations, according to court documents.

In one case, AAA covered three claims for a vehicle tow to Salt Lake City, totaling $2,800. The claim recipient told the Utah Insurance Fraud Division that his automobiles were not towed as he had stated in the claims. The individual agreed to receive construction supplies from Wetzel and the unnamed person submitted claims to AAA instead of paying Wetzel directly, according to the allegations.

According to the allegations, Wetzel accepted responsibility for fraudulent claims in a phone conversation, stating that he had supplied towing services to the individual on separate occasions and asking him to file an AAA claim rather of requesting payment or billing the customer at the time of service.

According to the complaint, Wetzel also allegedly stated that he would provide services without immediately billing the person, then later ask them to submit a claim.

“According to the investigator, Wetzel said he never completed a project that did not have a real service associated with it,” according to the report.

In another case, charging documents claim that Wetzel assisted with a tow for someone who did not have an AAA membership. According to the complaint, Wetzel advised the individual to join AAA, wait a few days before filing a claim, and so on. The paperwork claims Wetzel advised the customer to obtain an AAA membership, wait a few days before filing a claim, and so on. According to authorities in Apple Valley, California, charges were filed for a tow from Las Vegas to Washington County when the actual tow was from Apple Valley.

The third instance of fraud charged in the accusations was for an off-road tow of a Polaris RZR, which is not covered by AAA, according to the document. The owner of the RZR reportedly utilized his buddy’s AAA membership and stated that Wetzel’s business towed a truck rather than the RZR.

Video of the tow and Wetzel speaking to the owners was recorded, according on the paper, then posted to Wetzel’s YouTube channel, which features videos of off-road tows.

The channel has nearly 900,000 subscribers.

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A Norwegian YouTuber is said to have perished after tumbling into a lake while on a filming journey — only days before his 57th birthday in a video.



According to reports and a Facebook post from his reported partner, the Norwegian YouTuber known as “apetor,” whose real name is Tor Eckhoff, died after he fell into an ice lake while on a trip to shoot a video.

According to the Norwegian news source Verdans Gang, an American-born Norwegian died on Saturday after he fell into the water at Jakobs Dam near Kongsberg on Friday. He was 57 years old.

Eckhoff, a well-known YouTuber who has more than 1.2 million followers and 389 million views on YouTube, posted videos of his adventures in Norway, frequently skating on frozen lakes and showcasing animal encounters and picturesque landscapes.

Eckhoff’s most recent video, which was posted on November 22, is titled “I am Not Dead, I am 57 Today,” and it’s written in English. Over the last five years since he was 53, Eckhoff has uploaded a birthday video with a similar name to commemorate his age.

According to Verdens Gang, Eckhoff lived with Tove Skjerven, who stated in a Facebook post on the “apetor” page on Sunday that Eckhoff was going on a vacation to film himself ice skating for a video.

Skjerven wrote in the blog, which is in English, that divers rescued Eckhoff from the cold water and took him to a hospital. Despite efforts to save his life, he died on Saturday after doctors “turned off all the machines that had kept your body going,” Skjerven wrote.

On Saturday, police in Norway’s South-East Police District said that firefighters had rescued a man in his 50s from Kongsberg who had fallen through the ice into the water and that a rescue helicopter was transporting him to Ullevål hospital.

The South-East Police District declined to answer questions, stating that it is “unable to discuss an ongoing investigation.”

In his “About” section on his YouTube channel, Eckhoff stated that he was born in 1964, resides in the coastal city of Sandefjord, and works as a painter. He claimed to have gained 200,000 subscribers in August 2018 and 1 million followers last December, according to the page. According to the profile, the channel was established in October 2006; only a year after 2005 when the platform opened.

In his most recent video, which has been viewed over 1 million times and liked 57,000 times, Eckhoff joyfully guzzled alcohol while strolling around outside kissing a tree and lying in a tub of murky water. People are mourning him by commenting that they’re remembering all the time they spent watching his videos and hoping he “rests in peace.”

Skjerven was also well-known on Instagram, where he had 66,000 followers and posted images from his travels. Skjerven did not respond to a request for comment.

Our hearts go out to the friends and family of apetor, who passed away tragically this weekend. our thoughts are with you in this difficult time.

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Customers were defrauded by the Chanel advent calendar.



TikTok users have exposed the low-cost items that Chanel included in their advent calendar.

Customers were defrauded by the Chanel advent calendar. Tiktok users have exposed the low-cost items that Chanel included in their 2021 advent calendar. Over the past few days, TikTok videos have been surfacing of the Coco Chanel advent calendar, a calendar that’s worth over $800. Although, the gifts included have not been equalling to a value of $800.

A TikTok user, @eliseharmon shared videos of her opening the product, only to be disappointed. Each video she has shared have reached over 7 million views, while the numbers are increasing.

She found that the majority of the items were low-cost and not worth the $800 price tag. Items included in the advent calendar are; a plastic bracelet made with cheap string, stickers, temporary tattoos, and more stickers.

The only valuable items to be shown are 2 red lipsticks and 1 nail polish.

Fans have now taken it upon themselves to call out to Chanel, demanding refunds and telling them they need to release a better advent calendar. Over the past two days, Chanel received intense backlash through TikTok and deleted their account. Throughout Instagram, backlash comments are on the rise.

Chanel has yet to make a comment on the products and the videos that’ve been released.  Although, they continue to try and monitor comments through Instagram, and are trying to delete them as they roll in.

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