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Jul 20, 2017

A Pet parrot helped break the murder case of a woman in Michigan who was found guilty of murdering her husband after the bird was able to repeat "Don't Shoot".  The African Grey Parrot named bud is the hero in the case.  

The first lady of Japan Akie Abe may have pretended not to speak English for nearly two hours to avoid speaking with President Trump during a G-20 summit dinner in early July.

During Trump's recount of the dinner, the president told The New York Times he was seated next to the wife of Prime Minister of Japan Abe Shinzo, and that she doesn't speak English.

Like, not "hello," Trump responded after being asked if the first lady speaks "zero" English.

Jul 20, 2017

First off, Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard talk about a fast food incident in suburban Cleveland where police say a fast-food restaurant customer angry about the way his sandwich tasted and looked threatened to shoot somebody over it.

Police say the 20-year-old man complained that the egg on his sandwich was runny and slimy and looked like spit. The South Euclid Police Department reported receiving a call Tuesday about a man storming into the Steak ’n Shake restaurant “acting crazy,” saying he had a gun and was going to shoot someone.

Judge Kirry makes a ruling everyone can get on board with.  

And Governor Christie Can't catch a break these days but he did get a foul ball at the Mets v. Cardinals game last night.  He then gave the ball to a young fan and then was promptly booed for being a politician at a baseball game.  

Jul 19, 2017

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry talk about their hero for the week...Samson, Alabama resident Wade Seago knew something was up outside of his home last week when the family's pet schnauzer, Cruiser, started barking constantly. The Seagos live on 100 acres in the rural south Alabama town. The property and surrounding area is teeming with wildlife so it's not unusual for their dog to bark at deer, raccoons or other wild visitors.  Wade didn't expect this though, an 820-lb pig in his front yard.  He shot him and is keeping the head.  

Plus, Ethan tries out for the now-vacant opening for the voice of Kermit the Frog. Following the news that Disney has fired the longtime voice of Kermit the Frog, the actor is determined to shed light on the circumstances of his exit. Steve Whitmire went into detail on Monday about the specifics of his ongoing dispute with the company.  

Jul 18, 2017

Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard talk about Visa, who is looking to push more small businesses into updating their digital payment technology, offering up to $10,000 each to 50 US-based small business owners that are committed to going cashless.

The program will focus on restaurants and food establishments, Visa said last Wednesday, with the expectation that Visa will expand the program in the coming months and years to other industries and possibly other countries as well.

The family of an Ohio man who returned to the U.S. comatose in April after suffering a traumatic brain injury from a car accident in the Republic of Georgia was given little chance of recovering by doctors who said they should be prepared to turn off his feeding tube within six months to a year.

Jul 18, 2017

With multiple days this year eclipsing the 100-degree mark and after receiving complaints about how hot artificial turf can get, KSL’s investigative team set out to take several temperature readings.  Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry shed some light on the issue after they complain about fake and real grass problems.  

zenheadlines featuring a story from Kurt Twining, who pointed out a real life, positive Donald Trump story.  The has been praised for allowing an all-girl robotics team from Afghanistan to enter the US, despite his travel ban making it difficult for them to receive visas. 

The six-girl team and their chaperone from Herat, Afghanistan, had two visa applications refused before a last-minute intervention by the US President allowed them to travel.  
Jul 18, 2017

A family in Lehi, Utah are asking for everybody's help in catching a man who has been doorbell ditching for the last 6-8 weeks. Ethan Millard discusses the issue and shows a photo of the man to guest host Taylor Powers. The family says they have no idea who the man is and he's been doing it in the middle of the night every night for the past 6-8 weeks. Why did it take them so long to get the camera door bell? Why aren't they notifying police? Neighborhood watch programs might be able to help as well. In the end it is about this man doing a childish thing so the family is asking for your help.

Jul 18, 2017

For this Zenheadlines the Nightside crew got a tip about a man checking his beer at an airport in Australia. He rode Qantas Airlines with the idea of what could he check as luggage for his plane ride. So he put single tag on a beer can. It wasn't easy as the kiosk couldn't even read the weight. The man got creative and he successfully checked his beer and it was the first "piece of luggage" to come out of baggage claim to his destination. It might be tough to do in Salt Lake but that has nothing to do with our liquor laws.

 

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Jul 18, 2017

Host Ethan Millard and guest host Taylor Powers shows a video of a pop-up art show in Los Angeles. There are lots of people come to look at the art and so  that means there are plenty of opportunities for a selfie. One woman crouches down in front of a display to take a selfie and knocks it down. This creates a domino effect and knocks over other displays. The gallery said it cost over 200 thousand dollars of damage. Selfies require extra work, so are they becoming more dangerous than they need to be?

Jul 14, 2017

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry start off the program today with a tale of a Key West Florida man arrested this week for transporting 314 grams of cocaine police say he hid inside a Cookie Monster doll.  After finding a slit cut in the doll, officers found two packages containing 314 grams of cocaine, she said. The man was handed two felony charges for cocaine trafficking and drug equipment possession.  Ethan says bust him even harder because he used a kids toy to get this drug operation going.  

Zenheadlines features  single family of six, along with another group of four swimmers, was almost swept away by a powerful rip current in Panama City, Florida beach on but were saved by Beachgoers, who had seen the family struggle against the tide, were determined to save them and formed a human chain leading back to shore.  The human chain of more than 60 people! 

Jul 14, 2017

McDonald’s has apologized to a mom whose 5-year-old son went down the slide and returned covered in feces. This (ahem, crappy) situation occurred at a McDonald’s playground in Manchester, New Hampshire.

 Justina Whitmore later went on her Facebook to give her account about the story of her son and the poopy playground.  Whitmore suggests that the McDonald’s staff didn’t take the situation seriously. She claims to have been eating when her son approached her fresh from the slide covered in poop.

A boy in Texas who works at the Katy Mills Mall Great American Cookies store was threatened with termination after he bought a police officer his cookie order with his own money, then refused to do the same for a family behind him.  The company has since apologized to the amazing kid.  

Jul 14, 2017

Ashley Schaus, 23, and her little sister, Hannah, are not only siblings but best friends. So during a family photo shoot, Ashley's long time boyfriend Will knelt down and asked Hannah to be his "best friend forever,". Will then immediately turned to Hannah and proposed to her leading to tears of joy all-around. 

Jul 13, 2017

A crashed boat stuck in the sands of Daytona Beach ended up there after a man allegedly took it on a joyride after bingeing on a "couple of Four Lokos."

Jonathan Race, 20, was accused of burglary and grand theft after stealing a boat from Daytona Marina and Boat Works and crashing it on the beach. He left his pants, wallet, and identification on the boat. 

 Police found Race at a Port Orange home. He told them the last thing he remembered was drinking Four Lokos at a 7-Eleven near the marina. The suspect also told authorities that he "blacked out" after the drinks
 
A Zenheadlines story brought to us by Twitter and Jack Canyon.  

A man was rescued by Corpus Christi police after being stuck in an ATM on Wednesday afternoon.

The man was a contractor who was working on the machine when he accidentally locked himself inside and had to use a note on a receipt to alert customers who called the police.  

Jul 13, 2017

Ethan Millard welcomes former NFLers Jason Buck (BYU) and Scott Mitchell (Utah) to discuss their new podcast rivals and sports imitate life for these guys who tell some funny, inspirational and life-changing stories from their lives as professional athletes.

For the Zenheadlines story, a college softball player from the University of Texas-El Paso inspires as she played through a massive injury...

Kawehiokalani Netane, a senior softball player at UTEP, was given one final at-bat at the 2016 Conference USA tournament after tearing her ACL in April.

Netane slapped a single to center field and was lifted for a pinch runner after she limped to first base. There were tears all around from her first base coach and teammates … and rightfully so.

Jul 13, 2017

We've seen a lot of strange trends over the years but this latest craze is one of the weirdest we've ever seen, and that's snorting chocolate powder.

The powder itself is called 'Coco Loko'  and it's a cacao-based powder that's laced with common energy drink ingredients like gingko biloba, taurine, and guarana and spoilers, doctors aren't recommending it...

Jul 12, 2017

Scott Mitchell, of NFL and University of Utah fame, joins Ethan Millard while Alex Kirry is off, and talks about the recently cemented Conner McGregor and Floyd Mayweather super fight that will go down in August.  Is it worth $100 to tell people that you saw "The Fight"?  Experts say, though, its not going to be much of a fight.  Scott also talks about his latest podcasting endeavor, Helmets Off on the KSL Newsradio App.  

Jul 12, 2017

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry chat about this curious case where authorities say a New Hampshire woman arrested for drug possession returned to the police station to demand the drugs be returned to her, and she was rearrested.

An officer told 26-year-old Emily Morin, of Concord, he wouldn't return the Suboxone, a highly addictive substance that can be used to treat heroin addiction. It was seized as evidence during her arrest stemming from a shoplifting incident.  Judge Kirry weighs in on the poor unfortunate soul.  

And a Zenheadlines that is right on time.  An alarm clock had been stuck behind a man's wall for more than a decade, going off everyday for 5 minutes, without him being able to stop it.  An HVAC company finally removed it free of charge.  

Jul 12, 2017

Coldplay was playing to a sold-out show in Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland when a disabled fan in a wheelchair was held above the audience and crowd surfed his way right onto stage where frontman Chris Martin handed him a harmonica and quickly began playing an impromptu song with the fan.

 

 

Jul 11, 2017

Chocolate is a remarkably effective emotional panacea that has proven to offer a host of physical benefits, too. It can reduce stress, provide relief from a cough, prevent diabetes and reduce atrial fibrillation, a fatal heart condition.

But Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry are here to tell you about a disturbing trend with people actually snorting chocolate.  Coco Loko is used by idiots who think that they can get high.  Alex and Ethan are convinced that it was just a ploy to get ratings and now more people will snort the chocolate just to try it because it was on the news.  

A heart-warming story of two sisters preparing for a wedding in the fall and the heartwarming story of their proposal is unlike anything you’ve ever heard before.

Will Seaton, 25, proposed to his girlfriend of six years, Ashley Schaus, 23, but also popped a question to Schaus’ younger sister Hannah, who has Down syndrome. 

When they first started dating, Seaton was told that, if they were to be together, she and her sister would be together for life so the commitment was to more than just her.  He did an awesome thing.  

Jul 11, 2017

Oh thank heaven for July 11th. That means it's Free Slurpee Day at 7-Eleven.

Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard are disgusted by the free grab of Slurpees all day as sticky kids and hoarding Moms everywhere across our country pretend that something free is more important than getting anything done.  

So, how can you enjoy your freebie? All you have to do is walk into any 7-Eleven in the country and ask for your small Slurpee cup between 11am and 7pm ET. There's no purchase or coupon necessary. It's also while supplies last.  

And an awesome zenheadlines story involving Coldplay.  Lead singer Chris Martin was so in awe of a fan gliding toward him over the crowd in a wheelchair that he invited the man on stage to help the band sing a song.

29-year-old Rob was passed aloft and along by audience members at the Croke Park, Dublin gig, being spotted by Martin as he neared the stage.

The frontman introduced him to the crowd, with Rob whipping out a harmonica and playing a traditional song with help from Coldplay.

 

 

Jul 11, 2017

Today 7-Eleven is celebrating it's 90th birthday and the chain convenience store is ready to celebrate. Customers can get a free small Slurpee at participating 7-Eleven locations on Tuesday but there may be an underlying issue with revolving around our infatuation with free things. Alex Kirry is here to tell you the negatives with following free trends.

Jul 11, 2017

A threatening-looking object that had the appearance of a 'WWII-era explosive' set off quite the bomb scare in New York City's Flatiron District that eventually turned out to be a time capsule buried in 1985 by employees of the legendary New York night club 'Danceteria'.

Jul 10, 2017

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry chat about the mother who posted a photo of her infant daughter with a pierced dimple on Facebook, sparking outrage, threats and calls to remove the child from her custody.

"I think she's gonna love it!!," Enedina Vance wrote on June 28. "I'm the parent, she is MY CHILD, I will do whatever I want! I make all of her decisions until she's 18, I made her, I own her!!

Plus, a zenheadline of a bomb scare in New York City that ended up being a time capsule that just looks like a bomb.  The good news is, its not full of explosives, but it is probably full of cocaine since its from 1985.  

 

Jul 10, 2017

Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard chat about how cool the Mailman Karl Malone is.  The Former Utah Jazz Man and NBA legend was stalked by a fan on google maps and he was seen walking his dog, using his flip phone.  The zenheadline of the day is one of the best we've had in a while, Seattle rapper Macklemore traveled to Modesto California to surprise his 100 year old grandma, Helen for her birthday.  He let her do anything she wanted for her special day and they made awesomeness happen.  

Jul 10, 2017

Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry chat about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie who defended himself against angry New Jersey residents again on Monday, verbally tussling with callers who called him a "bully" and dared him to come up the “courage” to answer their questions during his tryout for a sports radio hosting gig.

The accusation is that the Governor used the State-owned beach house during a shutdown that forced all other state residents off of the beaches for the 4th of July.  

A girl who got dumped by her boyfriend Photoshopped Ryan Reynolds into her prom photos.

Gabi Dean, a Canadian student, posted the picture of her and the 'Deadpool' star on Twitter and tagged the actor in the tweet, who subsequently replied to her.

The actor said: 'We should photoshop me over his yearbook picture next. #DontMessWithGabi (sic)'

 

Jul 10, 2017

A mother is facing abuse, death threats and attempts to report her to child services after posting an image of her baby's cheek with a piercing on Facebook. The post has been shared more than 12,000 times.

Enedina Vance from Fostoria, Ohio posted the image saying: 'I'm the parent, she is MY CHILD, I will do whatever I want! I make all of her decisions until she's 18, I made her, I own her!

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