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Final: Villanova Wins NCAA Title

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As Villanova defeated Michigan 79-62 in Monday’s title game, students at Villanova flooded the streets around campus to celebrate the Wildcats’ NCAA men’s basketball championship.

This is the Wildcat’s second championship title in three years, and police reported two arrests following the partying.

As soon as the game ended, fans streamed into the streets, cheering and chanting.

This is the second championship for the Philadelphia area in less than two months, and yes, light poles were greased ahead of time but that didn’t stop fans from climbing.

Congratulations, Villanova Wildcats!

Bill Cosby Payout To Andrea Constand Will Be Revealed

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It is a mystery that has persisted throughout years of Bill Cosby’s legal travails: Just how much did he pay Andrea Constand to settle the sexual assault lawsuit she filed against him more than a decade ago?

The answer may finally be revealed to jurors in the 80-year-old entertainer’s retrial this month, thanks to a ruling Tuesday from the judge presiding over the case.

Montgomery County Judge Steven T. O’Neill said he would allow Cosby’s defense team to air details of that confidential settlement agreement in court – including the amount Constand was paid – as they aim to paint the 44-year-old Canadian massage therapist as a gold-digging opportunist who fabricated her allegations of abuse.

Videos Show Asheville, N.C., Police Beating And Choking A Man Stopped For Jaywalking

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NPR – In a rare move, the city of Asheville, N.C., has released body camera footage of a police officer choking a man and punching him in the head multiple times — allegedly after the man was jaywalking.

North Carolina state law does not normally allow the release of police videos without a court order; however, the city petitioned and was granted permission to release all footage relating to the event last August by the Buncombe County Superior Court. Nine videos have been released.

The video footage goes something like this: Former officer Christopher Hickman and officer in training Verino Ruggiero are working on a late summer night. Both officers are white. They claim to see Johnnie Rush, who is black, walk across the street without using a crosswalk four times.

The officers stop Rush near McCormick Field, which, according to The Citizen Times, is where “hundreds of pedestrians cross Biltmore Avenue without using a crosswalk before and after baseball games.”

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