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IRS announces Federal Tax Deadline switch to May 17th

WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced today that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year will be automatically extended from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021. The IRS will be providing formal guidance in the coming days.

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‘Real life river monster’: 240-pound fish believed to be over 100 years old caught in Detroit River

DETROIT (AP) – Now that’s a whopper — a very old whopper!

A 240-pound (108.8 kilograms) sturgeon that could be more than 100 years old was caught last week in the Detroit River by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The “real life river monster” was nearly 7 feet (2.1 meters) long, the agency said Friday on Facebook, where the photo was shared more than 24,000 times by late afternoon.

“Based on its girth and size, it is assumed to be a female and that she has been roaming our waters over 100 years. She was quickly released back into the river” after being weighed and measured, the Fish and Wildlife Service said.

The typical lifespan is 55 years for a male sturgeon and 70 to 100 years for females, according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

This fish was caught on April 22 near Grosse Ile, south of Detroit, while a three-person crew was conducting an annual sturgeon study. Frozen round goby, a tasty snack for a sturgeon, was used as bait on a long line that was deep in the river.

It took about six minutes to get the fish into the boat with a net.

“I felt the fish thumping on the line. As it got closer, it just got bigger and bigger,” said Jason Fischer, who was with fellow biologists Paige Wigren and Jennifer Johnson.

Wigren recalled thinking, “Yep, this is going to be a real good fish story.”

“She was tired out and didn’t fight us very much,” Wigren said. “Imagine everything that fish has lived through and seen.”

Lake sturgeon are listed as a threatened species in Michigan. Anglers can keep one a year, but only if the fish is a certain size and is caught in a few state waters. All sturgeon caught in the Detroit River must be released.

Family searches for answers in son’s deadly hit and run crash

TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Police continue to search for the driver and vehicle involved in a deadly hit and run that took the life of 40-year-old Eric Jones. His family hopes someone will come forward.

Members of the Troy community are stunned by the tragic incident that happened 10 p.m. Thursday night.

Troy Police responded to the intersection of 112th Street and 2nd Avenue where Jones was struck and killed. Police say the vehicle has not been identified and is believed to be damaged at the front.

“His mom having to find out late at night was horrible. No mom ever wants to get that knock at their door,” said Genevieve Hodgeman, cousin of Eric Jones.  

Genevieve Hodgeman said her cousin Eric was one of the hardest workers she knew. Jones was a janitor at the New York State Education Department. Hodgeman said Jones was always willing to help.

“He was always a good guy, a hard worker, and always helped his dad. They would make wreaths during the wintertime and helped him with his landscaping business that his dad had,” said sheshe said.

Eric’s mom, Michelle Jones, said she is at a complete loss for words and hopes police can catch whoever did this to her son.

“You gotta turn yourself in. You have to and own up to what you did wrong. Because you did it and there’s no way around that,” said Hodgeman.

As the Jones family continues to look for answers, police are asking anyone in the neighborhood to release any surveillance camera footage that could help with the investigation.

Homecoming parade held for paralyzed Troy 12-year-old

TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Troy Middle School staff threw a parade as 12-year-old MJ Rivera returned home on Friday. MJ spent over a month in hospital and was left paralyzed after being struck in the back by one of six bullets fired into the family home during the March 8 shooting.

MJ and Mom watched on at 4 p.m. as the parade made its way past their house. Led by a car from the Troy Police department, the parade featured members of the school’s administrative staff and faculty.

The 12-year-old’s mother says MJ was sweeping and mopping the home’s floors when the incident occurred.

Since the shooting, MJ’s family has led calls to end gun violence in the city while local businesses and community members have rallied to help the family in their time of need.

Troy Police detectives are still looking for information on the shooting that left MJ paralyzed. Anyone who believes they can help is asked to call the Troy PD tip line at (518) 270-4772. Tips can also be reported anonymously online.

New ice cream parlor opens in Cohoes

COHOES, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A new business is adding old time flavor to the Capital Region. A new 1950s-themed ice cream parlor opened in Cohoes on Friday.

Sweet Happy Days owner Brenda Hage, who grew up in Cohoes, told NEWS10 ABC she wants customers to feel like they’ve stepped back in time. She also said she’s excited to be back in her hometown.

“I decided — what would be better — to come back to the hometown and try to build something and create more business and opportunities,” she said.

Located at 86 Remsen St., the parlor is open from 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. They plan to be open seven days a week beginning in June.

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Miranda Lambert Reveals How Fireside “Freakouts” Inspired ‘The Marfa Tapes’

In a recent interview with Apple Music Country’s Kelleigh Bannen, Miranda Lambert discussed a wild “freakout” that occurred as she was writing the haunting early favorite “Ghost,” from her just-released and eagerly-anticipated Marfa Tapes project with her frequent collaborators Jon Randall and Jack Ingram. Embedded from embed.apple.media. “We didn’t have the hook at all. We……