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Cheat Sheet: May 20, 2013

Officer hit by car, driver killed

A Norfolk police officer was hit by a car Monday afternoon, and the driver who hit him is now dead. Officers were called to the Wells Fargo at the intersection of Colonial Avenue and W. 21st Street at 2:35 p.m. for the report of someone trying to pass a bad check. Two officers initially responded to the scene and located a suspect vehicle in the Wells Fargo parking lot. When one of the officers approached the vehicle, the driver placed the vehicle in reverse, accelerated and struck the officer. The other officer then fired his weapon, striking the male driver of the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene. A woman with the suspect was taken into custody. The officer was transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. (Source)

Tornado levels homes, a school, in Oklahoma City suburb

Areas of Oklahoma City appeared to be in shreds this afternoon after a massive tornado moved through the region, destroying houses and a school. The National Weather Service issued a rare tornado emergency for the Oklahoma City metropolitan area, meaning that significant and widespread damage and fatalities were likely. The tornado was estimated to be at least two miles wide at one point as it moved through Moore, Oklahoma in the southern part of the metropolitan area. (Source)

Tumblr’s porn can stay, suggests Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer

During an investor call this morning announcing Yahoo’s $1.1 billion acquisition of media network Tumblr, Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer emphasized that Yahoo wants to “let Tumblr be Tumblr,” which she suggested would include allowing its numerous X-rated accounts to continue producing pornography undisturbed. Mayer noted that the diversity of Tumblr’s content was “exciting” because it allowed Tumblr, and by extension Yahoo, to reach a far wider audience. She explained that carefully targeting ad placement should allay the concerns of marketers who may be skittish about placing their brand alongside explicit content. (Source)

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