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Ryan Nichols, the one-time animal hero who got the once in a lifetime chance to sit with Ellen DeGeneres on her show, is now looking at a few years in federal prison.

For those who do not remember 30-year-old Nichols, he is the man who went viral back in Aug. 2018 after letting dogs out of a flooded kennel during Hurricane Florence in North Carolina.

But on Friday, Nichols was arrested and booked into Smith County Jail, where he was charged with violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds; conspiracy and unlawful entry with a dangerous weapon; assault on a federal officer, using a deadly or dangerous weapon as well as aiding and abetting.

It was his social media that got him caught. According to a criminal complaint obtained by NBC News, videos of Nichols and a friend of his at the riots were given to the FBI by two witnesses.

The videos have since been deleted, but both men can be seen intermingled in the crowd. In one video, Nicolas is seen yelling, “This is not a peaceful protest,” while also encouraging participants to draw their weapons.

“We ain’t done yet! We just got started!” one post was captioned, while another said, “We’re in.”

Some other captions were: “Patriots stood their ground today!” and “We aren’t done yet, either!” “You want to steal our election and not hear us in court? Good! Now you’ll hear our civil unrest!”

Alex Kirk Harkrider, 33, a friend of Nichols, was arrested on Jan. 18 and charged with “violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, conspiracy and unlawful entry with a dangerous weapon, as well as aiding and abetting.”

“We’re in. 2 people killed already,” he apparently said on Snapchat NBC News reported. “We need all the patriots of this country to rally the f— up and fight for our freedom, or it’s gone forever. Give us liberty, or give us death. We won’t stand for it.”

The attorneys for both parties have not commented. But, both lawyers are arguing that there is no evidence “to prove their clients intended to harm police officers or that they had destroyed property,” People reported.

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Twitter Reacts To DaniLeigh Alleged Pregnancy

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Congrats may be in order for DaniLeigh as rumors swirl on social media that she is expecting her first child.

The “Yellow Bone” star was spotted out over the weekend wearing a fitted red dress, and her little tummy appears to be protruding a bit. Fans quickly speculated that she was sporting a baby bump.

The 26-year-old singer announced that she and rapper DaBaby had parted ways last month after the drama surrounding a highly publicized love triangle that included rapper MeMe, who shares a daughter with DaBaby.

During a recent Instagram Story post, fans additionally speculated that Dani and DaBaby were in a vehicle together, which suggested that the two may have reconciled.

Neither Dani nor her “Bop” rapping former boo has confirmed the news of their rekindled romance, let alone a potential new love child on the way. Nevertheless, Twitter had a field day with the photo floating around.

If DaniLeigh is expecting a bundle of joy, let’s wish her a happy and healthy pregnancy.

 




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MacKenzie Scott, Jeff Bezos’ Ex-Wife, Marries A Seattle School Teacher

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Mackenzie Scott and Jeff Bezos made headlines in 2019 when the news of their divorce hit mainstream media. But, two years following the split, Scott happily walked down the aisle again. 

As reported by The Wall Street Journal on Sunday, Scott married Seattle teacher Dan Jewett. When the two officially wed is unknown. 

Bezos seems to be very supportive of the partnership, calling Dan a “great guy.” “I am happy and excited for the both of them,” he told The Wall Street Journal

Rumors of Scott’s remarriage more than likely began to circulate after Jewett added his name to Scott’s Giving Pledge, an initiative started by Warren Buffet and Bill and Melinda Gates. 

Grateful for the opportunity to give back, Jewett never imagined his efforts would be as great as they soon will become.  

“It is strange to be writing a letter indicating I plan to give away the majority of my wealth during my lifetime, as I have never sought to gather the kind of wealth required to feel like saying such a thing would have a particular meaning,” Jewett wrote. 

“In a stroke of happy coincidence, I am married to one of the most generous and kind people I know — and joining her in a commitment to pass on an enormous financial wealth to serve others,” Jewett continued on. 

Jewett is not wrong about his new wife’s generous nature. 

After Scott’s split with Bezos, she was left with a 4% stake in Amazon, which then was a whopping $38.3 billion, Bloomberg reported, according to People

Since then, Scott has been a dedicated philanthropist.

In just the past four months, the 50-year-old has donated about $4.2 billion to 384 organizations. 

As of now, Scott is the 22nd richest person in the world, People reported.  




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Dallas Cop Charged For Arranging Two Murders, Including A Woman Who He Called “Informant”

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A Dallas police officer is now on the other side of the law after authorities alleged he orchestrated the murders of two people in 2017.

According to PEOPLE, Bryan Riser, 36 and a 13-year veteran with the city police, faces murder charges that include a charge for the murder of a 31-year-old woman acting as a police informant.

Edgardo Garcia, Dallas’ Police Chief, detailed the allegations against the former officer during a recent press conference, saying that he had hired someone to kidnap and kill Albert Douglas, 61, and Liza Saenz, 31.

One of the three men involved and charged in the killings told prosecutors nearly two years ago that he had information on Riser, the chief added.

The man was a longtime friend of Riser, and they use to rob houses together years before. The two caught up with one another in 2013 when Riser approached him with an offer.

Riser is accused of arranging Douglas’ murder first, paying $3,500 for the killing. The witness said Douglas was abducted in early 2017 and was fatally shot and dumped in the Trinity River. The body was never found.

Two weeks later is when Riser offered him $6,000 to kidnap and kill Saenz. Saenz was shot multiple times, and her remains were tossed in the river. Authorities recovered the remains on March 10, 2017.

In September 2017, police arrested Kevin Kidd, 28, Emmanuel Kilpatrick, 31, and Jermon Simmons, 35, charging all three in Saenz’s slaying.

Riser now faces two murder charges for his role in the killings. He is being held on a hefty $5 million bail.




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