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Gospel legend Rance Allen, who was widely known for the gospel hit “Something About The Name Jesus,” has passed away. He was 71-years-old.

The news of the passing was announced by Bishop Robert G. Rudolph Jr., the Adjutant General of the Church of God in Christ.

“God, who is omnipotent and omniscient, has summoned His Servant, Bishop Rance Lee Allen, to eternal rest,” the official statement reads.

Bishop Allen was also the Rance Allen Group’s lead singer, which consisted of his brothers Thomas, Esau, and Steve Allen, in 1970. As a vocalist, Allen was known for his massive vocal range. He and his group performed alongside other gospel greats like Andraé CrouchMarvin WinansBebe and Cece Winans, the Clark SistersKirk FranklinMarvin SappShirley Caesar, and Donnie McClurkin.

In 2012, the group won two Stellar Awards for Quartet of the Year and Traditional Group/Duo of the Year.

Rance Allen served as the pastor of New Bethel Church of God in Christ in Toledo, Ohio. The statement states the family will have a private memorial due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“During this time of uncertainty, we request the continued prayers as well acts of emotional and spiritual support for the family,” the church body said.

Allen is survived by his wife of 50 years, Ellen Marie Allen.

 




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Hasbro drops gender neutral name change for Mr. Potato Head after public backlash

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Fans of classic toys were shocked when Hasbro announced a gender neutral makeover for Mr. Potato Head on Thursday.

The company decided to drop the “Mr.” and “Mrs.” Potato Head for the more gender neutral Potato Head.

The company announced the change would appear on toy boxes later this year. Mr. Potato Head was first introduced to children 70 years ago.

Hasbro announced the toys would reflect today’s modern family of two dads and two moms.

“It’s a potato. But kids like to see themselves in the toys they are playing with,” said Ali Mierzejewski, of The Toy Insider, referring to transgender children.

Liberals celebrated the change, but Hasbro backtracked after a furious public backlash to the company’s “woke” agenda.

“Hold that Tot – your main spud, MR. POTATO HEAD isn’t going anywhere! While it was announced today that the POTATO HEAD brand name & logo are dropping the ‘MR.’ I yam proud to confirm that MR. & MRS. POTATO HEAD aren’t going anywhere and will remain MR. & MRS. POTATO HEAD.”

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Mom Of 7-Month-Old Upset That Daycare Worker Gave The Baby To A Stranger

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A Florida daycare is in hot water after a distraught mother filed an administrative complaint after her 7-month-old baby was handed over to a stranger by a staffer.

The Hillsborough County Child Care Licensing Office seeks to revoke Orient Road Child Development Center’s license to operate over the complaint, WFTS Tampa Bay News reported.

The mother, Trinity McCoggle, called 911 on January 25 after she arrived at the center to pick up her son, Adonis, who was not there.

McCoggle said that the staffer “went to the back to get him, and when she came back, she said, ‘He’s not here.’ I said, ‘What do you mean he is not here?’”

The baby had been given to another person who arrived at the facility earlier.

On the 911 call, McCoggle is heard screaming that her baby is missing.

The licensing office later confirmed that Adonis was handed over to a stranger who didn’t provide proper identification.

Within an hour, the stranger—a woman—who picked up Adonis returned him to the daycare. Trinity and deputies were there waiting.

Danice Donaldson, the owner of the daycare, responded to I-Team Investigator Jackie Callaway’s message, saying, “This child was the last child in the room, and when the elderly family member came, she pointed and said she came to pick up her grandson. The teacher who released the child never asked for ID as she assumed that she was the parent (family member or guardian).”

However, an investigation into the daycare revealed this wasn’t the first time it had misplaced a child, I-Team reported after reviewing county records over the last four years.

One incident involved a 4-year-old girl left inside a broken-down van. When the child woke up alone, she left the van and wandered inside a nearby building. Someone at the location called the sheriff’s office.

The licensing office cited the daycare with three class-one violations. The most serious violation was for leaving the child inside the van. The daycare was also hit with a $750 fine.

McCoggle said if she had known about the daycare’s previous violation, she “would have never taken my baby there.”

A year later, in 2018, two center inspections found several violations, including staff-to-children ratio issues.

The news outlet interviewed Child Care Licensing Manager Lisa Bragano earlier this month and was told that the center received another class one violation over what recently happened to 7-month-old Adonis.

A spokesperson for the county said that regulators conducted “a complete review of this incident and the facility’s compliance history, it was determined that revocation of the license is the appropriate action to take at this time.”

The attorney representing the daycare said that his client plans to appeal the county’s decision. The daycare has 15 days to respond to the administrative complaint that seeks to revoke its license.




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British Teen Found Dead Hours After Disclosing Rape To Her Friends

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A British college student who disclosed that she was raped to her friends was found dead the next morning in her room.

The New York Post reports that Megan Younger-Watson, 17, was sexually assaulted after a night of drinking at the Grinning Rat Pub on February 15, 2019. Once the pub closed, the group of friends went to a flat party. It was there that Younger-Watson said she was raped. According to her friends, she told them on the way home about the attack and was “distraught.”

Younger-Watson was then carried upstairs twice by the night manager at the hostel and was ultimately left alone. Her friends called the police around 10 a.m. the next morning because she was not answering her door. Police found her dead inside.

Toxicology reports showed that Younger-Watson had cocaine, Ecstasy, and Xanax in her system when she died, but only low alcohol levels. Her cause of death was listed as compression of the neck, which is consistent with hanging.

Suffolk Police Det. Inspector Daniel Connick said that a male suspect was identified but that he was never brought to court. Connick acknowledged it was “apparent” that Younger-Watson had been “too intoxicated” to consent to sex, according to The Sun.

The teen suffered from anxiety, depression and also was diagnosed with PTSD from an abusive relationship early in her teens. She was studying performing arts at the Suffolk New College in Ipswich.

Her mother described her as “one of the most wonderful, bubbliest, happiest people you’d ever meet,” who put everyone else first. 




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