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Ledge Falls, Causing Gas Leak, Closing NH Outlet Stores Following Christmas

One Shopper was “Super Bummed” she couldn’t go to the Merrimack Premium Outlets

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Friday, December 30th, 2022 | 12:54pm ET Updated January 7th, 2023 at 10:45pm ET

BCOP-TV – (MERRIMACK, NH )  A Major outlet store complex was closed on Wednesday because a large piece of ledge fell on the back side of the property, and when the ledge fell, it hit the gas lines early that morning. Merrimack, New Hampshire Fire department responded not too long after; Manchester and Milford, NH Fire Departments provided mutual aid to the town while gas company and electrical utilities cut off services.

“There’s huge piles all the way up and it could slide down at any point” Gauri Menon told a Boston affiliate WHDH-TV, acknowledging a safety concern as the  “buildings are so close to that side”.

“Super bummed… I mean we came all the way up here to go shopping; we made arraignments with my son to be with his grandmother today so I could go with my sister and now we can’t.” said Ashley Cotter telling WHDH-TV.

On Thursday, about 20 stores were supposed to reopen as post Christmas shopping sales occur and some customers returning unwanted gifts to the retailers.

2 young men from Quebec told another station they were  disappointed the outlets closed as that province has a 15% tax, where in New Hampshire, there is no sales taxes whatsoever.



CNN: Kanye West Considered Naming Album after Hitler

(CNN Entertainment) – Several people who were once close to the artist formerly known as Kanye West told CNN that he has long been fascinated by Adolf Hitler — and once wanted to name an album after the Nazi leader.

A business executive who worked for West, who now goes by Ye, told CNN that the artist created a hostile work environment, in part through his “obsession” with Hitler.

“He would praise Hitler by saying how incredible it was that he was able to accumulate so much power and would talk about all the great things he and the Nazi Party achieved for the German people,” the individual told CNN.

The executive left his position and reached a settlement with West and some of his companies over workplace complaints, including harassment, which CNN has reviewed. The former executive asked not to be named due to a confidentiality agreement and fear of retribution by West. According to the agreement, West denied the executive’s allegations.

CNN has reached out to West for comment.

“There is no place for antisemitism in our society. We are deeply committed to combating antisemitism and every other form of prejudice,” Universal Music Group said.

Van Lathan Jr., a former TMZ employee, who confronted West during his 2018 interview at their offices in which West said slavery “sounds like a choice,” recently claimed on a podcast that West also made antisemitic comments during their conversation that the outlet did not release publicly. That’s why Lathan said his current comments didn’t surprise him.

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CNN: Elon Musk Acquires Twitter, Fires CEO


Elon Musk has completed his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter, a source familiar with the deal told CNN Thursday.

Musk fired CEO Parag Agrawal and two other executives, according to two people familiar with the decision.

The deal’s closing removes a cloud of uncertainty that has hung over Twitter’s business, employees and shareholders for much of the year. After initially agreeing to buy the company in April, Musk spent months attempting to get out of the deal, first citing concerns about the number of bots on the platform and later allegations raised by a company whistleblower.

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Cassidy Hutchinson Provided alarming Backstory to the Events of January 6th

A former aide to Mark Meadows, President Trump’s then Chief of Staff; Cassidy Hutchinson, testified on Congress on the sixth day of the January 6th hearings. In an alarming testimony, she explained what President Trump allegedly did to his motorcade driver and Secret Service Agent after the midday speech at The Ellipse prior to the attack at the U.S. Capital.