Prosecutor: 2 dead in house blast, no foul play suspected
A house exploded in
New Jersey early Saturday, killing a husband and wife and reducing the two-story home to piles of scattered rubble, but no foul play was suspected, authorities said.
The blast initially reported as a gas explosion shattered windows in nearby homes, KYW-TV reported. Debris was strewn over several blocks, and pieces could be seen hanging from a tree and power line.
John Paladino, 73, and Carole Paladino, 72, were the only occupants of the Newfield home when the blast occurred at 6:15 a.m. Saturday, the Gloucester County prosecutor’s office said. Autopsies on the victims were slated for Sunday.
Deal for Weinstein Co. covers back pay for De Niro, Streep
An agreement reached in the sale of Harvey Weinstein’s movie studio won’t leave Hollywood stars like Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep holding the bag.
Lantern Capital Partners said Friday it’s agreed to make payments to unsecured creditors, such as actors seeking residuals, as part of a $289 million Weinstein Co. acquisition it expects to close Friday.
A judge must approve the deal. A Wednesday hearing is scheduled in Delaware.
De Niro and Bradley Cooper say they’re each owed $940,706 for “Silver Linings Playbook.”
Streep says she’s owed $168,611 for “August: Osage County.”