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Oscars 2024: Nominees for films from ‘Oppenheimer’ and ‘Barbie’ to documentary shorts gather for Oscar luncheon

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SUMMARY: The annual Academy Award nominees luncheon gathered together the casts of “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer,” as well as other hopefuls for the Oscars. The event is a warm and egalitarian affair, where all nominees interact and take a class photo. Nominees also had the opportunity to engage with media outlets and enjoy a vegetarian menu. The luncheon is also a chance for Academy leaders to address their members. The Oscars event is scheduled for March 10, with red carpet coverage, followed by the awards and an episode of “Abbott Elementary.” The Associated Press owns the copyright to this content.

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Woman accused of driving drunk, killing south carolina bride on wedding night in DUI crash, out on bond

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abc13.com – CNNWire – 2024-03-02 20:46:16

SUMMARY: Jamie Lee Komoroski, a woman in South Carolina, was released on bond after being accused of driving drunk and crashing into a golf-cart style vehicle carrying a newly married couple, killing the bride. Komoroski faces charges of reckless homicide and felony DUI resulting in great bodily harm. She pleaded not guilty and was released on a $150,000 bond, with conditions including entering an inpatient rehabilitation program. The bride died of blunt force injuries, while the groom and two others were injured in the crash. Komoroski had a blood alcohol content of 0.261%, well above the legal limit. The incident occurred on April 28 in Folly Beach, South Carolina.

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AFD responds to brush fire in Greenbelt area

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www.kxan.com – Nabil Remadna – 2024-03-02 20:00:50

SUMMARY: The Austin Fire Department responded to a fire in the Barton Creek Greenbelt, contained to a 40×40 foot area deep in the woods. The firefighters faced challenges due to dense brush, steep inclines, and limited water access. The fire was extinguished by 4:21 p.m. with the help of the Westlake Fire Department.

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City of Austin could see budget deficit, headed for ‘fiscal cliff’ with ARPA funding

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www.kxan.com – Grace Reader – 2024-03-02 18:05:12

SUMMARY: The City of Austin is facing a possible budget deficit for the 2024 fiscal year due to a decrease in sales tax revenue, with a current deficit of over $8 million. If the revenue remains flat, the deficit could reach $15 million by the end of the fiscal year. City officials are cautioning against assigning additional funds until the budget situation is clearer. Additionally, the American Rescue Plan Act funding, which provided $188 million to Austin, is running out and must be assigned and spent by the end of 2026. The city will need to find other sources to fund ongoing programs and services currently paid for with ARPA dollars.

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