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Report: Phaedra Parks fired from "Real Housewives of Atlanta"

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By Stephen Iervolino

Bravo/Charles Sykes(ATLANTA) — This could be the end for Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks.

According to TMZ, Parks has been fired from the Bravo series for spreading rumors claiming that Kandi Burruss and her husband Todd wanted to drug Porsha Williams so that they could coerce her into sexual situations.

On Sunday, the last part of the explosive RHOA reunion aired, and it showed Parks apologizing to Porsha, Burruss and her husband.

According to TMZ’s report, producers are saying that after Parks admitted to spreading the rumors, they “simply couldn’t continue working with her.”

Parks has yet to publicly respond to the claims. ABC Radio has reached out for comment.

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No evidence that man accused of killing 2 Boston doctors knew victims: District attorney

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By Jeanette Torres

ABC News(BOSTON) — There is no evidence that the Chelsea, Massachusetts, man accused of killing two Boston doctors in their home knew his victims, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley said Monday.

The suspect, 30-year-old Bampumim Teixeira, was arraigned this afternoon on two counts of murder in connection with the killings of Richard Field, 49, and Lina Bolanos, 38, an engaged couple found dead in their penthouse apartment in Boston Friday night. A not-guilty plea was entered on his behalf for both charges.

At a news conference this evening, Conley said that an earlier statement from Boston Police Commissioner William Evans that Teixeira fired on responding police officers was inaccurate and clarified that Teixeira did not fire on police when he was taken into custody at the crime scene.

Conley said it was a “chaotic scene,” Friday night, but based on subsequent interviews with first responding officers and corroborating with crime scene analysis, it was determined that Teixeira didn’t fire on police. Responding officers encountered an intruder who they say was Teixeira, in a dark hallway. Police opened fire on him after they believed he pointed or fired a weapon at them, Conley said.

Conley said he spoke with Evans about this and that he agreed it was important to correct the record.

Officers were called to the Macallen Building in South Boston Friday night after a friend received a text from Field requesting that police be notified of a gunman in Field’s apartment, prosecutors said. Responding officers found Teixeira there; Teixeira was shot multiple times and was taken into custody and hospitalized, police said. He was wounded in the hand, abdomen and leg, prosecutors said Monday.

Both victims, who were bound and sustained trauma, died at the scene, prosecutors said.

Conley said Monday there is no evidence to conclude that suspect had a personal relationship with the doctors and there is no evidence to explain “why he would attack them so viciously in their own home.”

Prosecutors said a backpack filled with jewelry was conspicuously left at the crime scene. The jewelry appears to have belonged to Bolanos, prosecutors said. A replica firearm or BB gun was also in the bag, Conley said.

Teixeira, who was lying in a hospital bed during his arraignment this afternoon, was held without bail.

Meanwhile, the families of the two doctors are in mourning.

Bolanos was a pediatric anesthesiologist at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, said John Fernandez, the hospital’s president and CEO.

“Dr. Bolanos was an outstanding pediatric anesthesiologist and a wonderful colleague in the prime of both her career and life,” he said in a statement. “We will do all we can to support their families and our staff members who are processing this senseless tragedy and grieving an enormous loss.”

Field “was a guiding vision” at North Shore Pain Management, which he helped create in 2010, the practice said in a statement. Before that, he worked as an anesthesiologist and pain management specialist at Beverly Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

“Dr. Field was noted for his tireless devotion to his patients, staff and colleagues,” the practice said. “He was a valued member of the medical community and a tremendous advocate for his patients. His tragic and sudden passing leaves an inescapable void in all of us. Our deepest thoughts are with his friends and family.”

Teixeira, who prosecutors said was recently released from custody after being convicted of larceny, will next appear in court on June 8.

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Phoenix police announce arrest in serial street shootings

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By Kelly Terez

iStock/Thinkstock(PHOENIX) — Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams announced Tuesday in a press conference that 23-year-old Aaron Juan Saucedo has been arrested in connection with a string of shootings that resulted in nine deaths.

The shootings took place between August 2015 and July 2016.

According to police, Saucedo was already in jail for the murder of 61-year-old Raul Romero, who was shot multiple times in his driveway in August 2015 and died at a hospital shortly after. Saucedo has been booked on an additional 26 felony counts including homicide.

There is no known correlation between the victims and the suspect, police said. Police added that there may be additional victims out there and they are continuing to investigate.

This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.

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Report: Hawks' Dwight Howard pulled over for speeding the morning of playoff loss

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By Kelly Terez

Rob Carr/Getty Images(ATLANTA) — Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard was reportedly caught speeding and without insurance on April 28, the morning of his team’s season-ending loss against the Washington Wizards.

According to a police report obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 31-year-old Howard was pulled over by police in Dunwoody, Georgia, for traveling 95 mph in a 65 mph zone around 2:06 a.m. The report said an officer found he was driving without insurance and on a suspended registration.

Howard was given a verbal warning for speeding and suspended registration, had a ticket written for having no insurance and had his car towed, the report said.

The Wizards beat the Hawks 115-99 in Game 6 of the playoffs on April 28.

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10-year-old girl who freed her leg from gator's jaws was conscious, 'excited' after attack

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By Kelly Terez

ABCNews.com(ORLANDO, Fla.) — The 10-year-old Florida girl who pried open an alligator’s bottom jaw to release her leg appeared “conscious [and] excited” after the attack, according to a newly-released recording of a 911 call reporting the incident.

The girl was swimming Saturday afternoon in a designated swim area of a lake in Orlando when an 8-foot-9-inch-long alligator bit her leg.

After punching the alligator in the nose, the girl put her finger in the gator’s nostrils and used her other hand to pry open the gator’s bottom jaw, which allowed her to free her leg, according to reports.

She was immediately treated by a lifeguard and transported by family members to Numours Children’s Hospital. Orange County Fire Rescue officials report that she suffered minor teeth punctures on her leg and no life-threatening injuries.

The 911 call on the alligator attack says the victim is 8 years old, but the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission later identified her as a 10-year-old.

The lake has been closed since the incident and the alligator was caught and removed by a trapper.

“In an abundance of caution, the waterfront will be off limits to the public for the next week while Florida Fish & Wildlife conduct a review and until Orange County Parks & Recreation Division can meet with the agency to review the situation before making any decisions on opening the waterfront,” Matt Suedmeyer, manager of Orange County Parks & Recreation Division, said in a statement.

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