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Oscars 'In Memoriam' tribute mistakenly uses photo of living producer

An Australian movie producer was accidentally featured in the "In Memoriam" segment at Sunday night’s Oscars despite the fact that she is “alive and well.”

According to People, an image of Jan Chapman was used to remember Janet Patterson, an Australian costume designer who died in October 2016.

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“I was devastated by the use of my image in place of my great friend and long-time collaborator Janet Patterson,” Chapman told Variety. “I had urged her agency to check any photograph which might be used and understand that they were told that the Academy had it covered.”

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This came up in the In Memoriam section at #Oscars2017. But isn't this (living) Australian film producer Jan Chapman?— David Berthold (@DavidBerthold) February 27, 2017

Chapman, who reportedly worked with Patterson on “The Piano” and “The Last Days of Chez Nous,” was “very disappointed” that the mistake wasn’t realized ahead of the ceremony.

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“I am alive and well and an active producer,” she said.

Federal investigation uncovers multi-million dollar drug ring out of Tulsa auto shops

A federal investigation into two Tulsa auto shops uncovered a massive drug ring last week.

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Federal law enforcement raided the Elite Auto Group and R&R Auto Group Thursday, and they say a criminal organization was running millions of dollars in meth and heroin through the businesses.

Documents show 11 people known to call themselves "DTO" are accused of running a $4 million drug business out of the two separate auto shops.

They face 77 drug-related counts. A federal indictment says they were buying and selling large amounts of drugs.

Police say suspects used code words like "pizza" and "dark" to refer to meth and heroin, respectively. Other code words included "ice cream," "bottle," "work," "paper" and more.

Investigators also say the suspects sold firearms to raise funds to buy illegal drugs, buying four pounds of heroin at the same time.

Investigators say they made a substantial income.

Many of the suspects previously faced drug-related charges.

A federal indictment says the suspects tried to evade the law by constantly changing phones, but investigators were still able to build up quite a bit of evidence against them.

Teenager drives car off parking garage, crashes onto roof of store

A teen driver is lucky to be alive after his car plummeted from a parking garage and crashed onto a building below.

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According to KPRC, an unidentified teenager was driving his 2013 Toyota Camry on the seventh story of a parking garage in Houston, when he accidentally drove through a wall, causing him to drop four stories and land on a nearby building. The Houston Fire Department arrived to find the car upside-down on top of the roof of a hardware store.

“My initial reaction was shock. When you hear someone has driven into your building, you expect it to have driven through the front of the building not having come through the roof,” Doug Hermence, owner of Westheimer Plumbing and Hardware, told KPRC.

Not only was the driver not seriously injured, but he found a way to exit the severely damaged vehicle and climb down from the attic of the store. Firefighters found him waiting inside the hardware store, and he was taken to a local hospital to be treated for unspecified injuries.

A crane was used to remove the vehicle from the roof of the building.

A vehicle drove off a parking garage and landed in a building below Sunday afternoon.Posted by KPRC2 / Click2Houston on Sunday, February 26, 2017

"Looking at that mess, it's a miracle the driver was able to walk away at all. A miracle," a tow truck driver who was towing the wrecked vehicle told KPRC.

Lightning strikes Seattle's Space Needle

A lightning bolt struck the Space Needle Monday afternoon, and the rare event was caught on video.

Seattle was hit with hail, snow and thunder throughout the afternoon.

Just after 3:45 p.m., the Space Needle tweeted a video of the strike.

A rare lightning strike at the Needle! Wild weather blowing through the city - stay safe, Seattle!— Space Needle (@space_needle) February 27, 2017

Officials at the Space Needle said lightning strikes happen a few times a year. 

Taco truck on Seattle interstate serves lunch to stranded drivers

When Interstate 5 traffic came to an actual standstill Monday afternoon in Seattle, a local taco truck started serving food on I-5 near the old Rainier Brewery.

"It was a mess, but we made the best of it!" said Rachael McQuade, who took pictures of the Tacos El Tajin truck in the northbound lanes. "Nice people all around."

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The crash happened about 10:10 a.m. Monday because of a crash involving an overturned tanker truck, and by lunchtime the taco truck that is usually serving around Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood was in full swing.

Staff said there were so many people getting food, they couldn't talk for long.

"I saw people walking back to their cars with to-go boxes," McQuade told KIRO. "The truck was about eight cars in front of me."

McQuade made it off I-5 after about five hours, but others weren’t as lucky. At 3 p.m. local time, the backup continued for miles, with no estimated reopening time.

Magician found dead at Hollywood's Magic Castle

An employee found the body of a well-known illusionist on Friday night at Hollywood's Magic Castle, a club that bills itself as the "world's most famous private club for magicians and magic enthusiasts."

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The body of magician Daryl Easton, 61, was found just before 7:30 p.m., KABC reported.

Magic Castle employees said in a statement that Easton performed at the club last week. He was described as "one of (the magic community's) most beloved and talented performers."

Los Angeles police ruled the death a suicide.

Easton had more than 40 years of experience under his belt "in both performing and selling the finest magic in the world," according to the Magic Castle. For seven years, he headlined a show at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and had an "encyclopedic knowledge of magic," the club said in a statement.

"Daryl has performed literally thousands of shows for audiences as diverse as the Witch Doctors on the South Pacific island of Vanuatu, to the movers and shakers of the political world at the Presidential Ball in Washington, D.C.," according to the Magic Castle. "The (Academy of Magical Arts)'s deepest regrets and heartfelt sympathy go out to Daryl's family."

The Magic Castle opened in 1963 and serves as the clubhouse for the Academy of Magical Arts, an organization that "advances the art and develops new ways of stimulating interest in magic."

The club is exclusive and open only to members, invited guests, or guests accompanied by members.

Home Depot store honors customer who died suddenly with touching tribute

A Home Depot store is honoring a 46-year-old man in a special way after he suddenly died of a brain tumor.

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Scott Nielson was a well-known contractor in Vancouver, Washington, and frequently visited his local Home Depot store.

The family told KATU that Nielson was diagnosed with a brain tumor in January. He has since passed away and is survived by his three children.

“They had known Scott for so many years, working with him, that they wanted to be a part of (his funeral),” said Nielson's brother, Keith Nielson.

The Home Depot location Scott frequented allowed the family to build his casket inside their store. They even provided the family with the materials they needed for free.

Building the casket has helped Scott’s brothers deal with the sudden loss.

“When we have something to focus on, it’s almost eliminated the heartbreak. You know, until tomorrow,” Keith said.

Employees from the Home Depot store will be attending the funeral service Friday.

Man's brothers honor life with one final project— ABC 33/40 News (@abc3340) February 24, 2017

Loved ones set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for the family. If you would like to donate, click here.

Now you can get Facebook on your TV

If you just can’t get enough of Facebook, now you can get the popular social media platform’s new video app for your TV.

Samsung Electronics announced Monday that a new TV app is available on Samsung Smart TVs, including the 2017 QLED TV lineup.

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According to the company press release, the app will be available on all of Samsung’s 2015, 2016 and 2017 Smart TV models.

“It is a pleasure to bring the world’s social network to Samsung Smart TV users, as well as continue to see the value of Samsung Smart TV, as a platform, growing,” said Sangsook Han, vice president of the Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics, in today’s news release. “We will continue in our innovation on various fronts, including technologies and partnerships, to make sure our consumers can enjoy a wider variety of services.”

Users will be able to view content shared by the pages they follow, their Facebook friends and Facebook’s top-streamed Live videos.

According to The Verge, Facebook also previously announced its new TV app would be coming to both Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV, but no launch dates have been set.

Read Samsung’s full press release.

Donald Trump says Oscar mix-up was caused by media's focus on him

The accounting firm responsible for tallying Oscar votes and keeping up with envelopes containing the winners has apologized for the Best Picture gaffe at the end of Sunday’s Academy Awards, but President Donald Trump believes the mix-up was actually about him.

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In an interview with Breitbart, the president said people involved with the awards show were so focused on “attacking him” that attention to detail suffered.

“I think they were focused so hard on politics that they didn’t get the act together at the end,” Trump said. “It was a little sad. It took away from the glamour of the Oscars. It didn’t feel like a very glamorous evening. I’ve been to the Oscars. There was something very special missing, and then to end that way was sad.”

Breitbart noted that the “awful mistake came after hours of Trump-bashing by the Hollywood elites, who hammered the president in joke after joke. Now, the president has got the last laugh as he hammers Hollywood for its epic fail.”

>> Oscars 2017: 'Moonlight' wins Best Picture after 'La La Land' mistakenly announced

>> Here's how the Oscars mix-up for Best Picture happened

Actor Warren Beatty and his “Bonnie and Clyde” costar Faye Dunaway introduced the final trophy of the night, but they received the wrong envelope. Beatty had a quizzical look on his face and Dunaway announced “La La Land,” apparently having read the title.

“Hello. I want to tell you what happened: I opened the envelope, and it said Emma Stone, ‘La La Land.’ I wasn’t trying to be funny,” Beatty told the audience shortly after the mix-up. “This is ‘Moonlight,’ the best picture.”

In a statement, PricewaterhouseCoopers apologized for the snafu.

“We sincerely apologize to “Moonlight,” “La La Land,” Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, and Oscar viewers for the error that was made during the award announcement for best picture,” the firm said in a statement. “The presenters had mistakenly been given the wrong category envelope and when discovered, was immediately corrected. We are currently investigating how this could have happened, and deeply regret that this occurred. We appreciate the grace with which the nominees, the Academy, ABC, and Jimmy Kimmel handled the situation.”

>> 2017 Oscars: 'Moonlight' Best Picture, complete list of winners

17-year-old killed after girl sneaks him into home, dad mistakes him for burglar

A man shot and killed an intruder at his home early Saturday before learning that the victim, a 17-year-old, was let into the home by his 14-year-old daughter, according to multiple reports.

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The slain teenager, identified in a news release obtained by the Augusta Chronicle as Jordan Middleton, was let into the family's home in Grovetown to visit with the 14-year-old girl, according to authorities.

Deputies with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office found Middleton dead around 2:50 a.m. after they were called to investigate reports of a burglary in progress. He was found in the home's foyer with a gunshot wound to the chest, deputies said.

Teenager shot to death after a young girl sneaks him into her home. We are told her father thought he was intruding.— Samantha Williams (@SamanthaWJBF) February 25, 2017

The homeowner told deputies that he heard noises coming from downstairs early Saturday and armed himself to investigate the sounds. He found the family dog barking at the guest bedroom, deputies said.

He said that he was armed and demanded the intruder identify himself. When a second warning was met with silence, the man went into the room, deputies said.

He spotted Middleton running out of the room's closet, and shot him in the upper chest, according to authorities.

"He was just a great kid," Evans High School basketball coach Kevin Kenny told WJBF. "(He was) very likable, always had a smile on his face."

Kenny coached Middleton for two years before the teenager transferred to Grovetown High School, according to WJBF.

"You know, anytime you lose a young life like that and have that situation, it's shocking, it really is," Kenny said. "It's a terrible tragedy for both families. My heart goes out to both of them."

No charges have been filed in the case. Authorities continue to investigate.

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