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Amber Alert issued for 9-year-old girl last seen camping with family in upstate New York

New York State Police are searching for a 9-year-old girl who they said was abducted Saturday night while she was camping with her family. The girl, Charlotte Sena, was last seen 50 miles north of Albany at Moreau Lake State Park in Saratoga County at approximately 6:15 p.m., wearing an orange tie-dye Pokémon shirt, dark blue pants, black Crocs and a gray bike helmet. According to information provided by police, Charlotte is 4 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs 90 pounds, and she has blond hair. Lt. Col. Richard Mazzone told reporters Sunday after an exhaustive search of the park, police had determined it was “quite possible” Charlotte was abducted. The Sena family said in a statement: “We just want her returned safely like any parent would. No tip is too small, please call if you know anything at all.”

State police activated an Amber Alert shortly after 9:30 a.m. local time Sunday which read: ***AMBER ALERT UPDATED DESCRIPTION*** PLEASE SHARE! NYSP has activated AMBER Alert for a child abduction that occurred near Moreau Lake State Park in Gansevoort, NY at about 6:45 PM on 9/30/2023. Anyone with any information should call the NYSP at (518) 457-6811 or dial 911.” Adding: “The child was taken under circumstances that lead police to believe that they are in imminent danger of serious harm and/or death.”

NY Governor Kathy Hochul offered an update Sunday after meeting with the missing girl’s family, promising them officials would find their daughter. Gov. Hochul told reporters that Charlotte and her family were camping only 15 minutes from where she and her sisters were raised. Shortly before she disappeared, Charlotte had been biking around Loop A of the park with family friends and had said she wanted to do one more loop by herself. Fifteen minutes later, when she hadn’t returned, her parents and nearby campers mounted a search. Charlotte’s bike was found on the loop at 6:45 p.m., and two minutes later, her mother called 911 to report her missing. By 7 p.m., state police were at the scene.  Since then, over 100 personnel and 75 law enforcement officials have been deployed in the search, which also includes dogs, two drones, two boats and six underwater rescue teams, said Hochul, who added that a command post had been established at the state park.

Hochul said: “As a mother and as a grandmother, I cannot imagine the pain they’re going through. They shared with me how joyful their little girl is, a fourth grader just recently elected to be a class officer for student council.”  Hochul implored anyone with information or anyone who may have seen anything to call 911: “Hearts are broken here today in New York. Hopefully there will be a reunion. Hopefully, there will be a family that has been traumatized but reunited.”

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Rep. Matt Gaetz threatens vote to remove House Speaker Kevin McCarthy

Rep. Matt Gaetz said he will try to remove fellow Republican (and longtime nemesis), House Speaker Kevin McCarthy from his position this week — his statements coming after McCarthy relied on Democratic support to pass legislation that avoided a government shutdown. In response, McCarthy responded: “So be it. Bring it on. Let’s get over with it and let’s start governing.”

Gaetz, R-Fla, said in a broadcast interview: “I think we need to rip off the Band-Aid … I think we need to move on with new leadership that can be trustworthy,” adding that McCarthy, R-Calif., was in “brazen, material breach” of agreements he made with House Republicans in January when he ran for speaker. Gaetz said as House rules permit, he would be filing a “motion to vacate the chair.”  Procedural votes could be offered to halt the motion or it could trigger a House floor vote on whether McCarthy should remain speaker. No speaker has ever been removed from office through such a move.

Gaetz had threatened to file his ouster motion if McCarthy worked with Democrats; in light of a potential government shutdown, McCarthy pivoted on Saturday to a bill that would draw Democratic support. Democrats jumped at the chance to keep the government open and both chambers passed the bill by overwhelming margins.  While McCarthy has the support of a large majority of House Republicans, he may need votes from some Democrats to keep his job. When Gaetz was asked how many Republicans he had on board to vote McCarthy out, he replied had enough to ensure that if McCarthy retains the speakership he would “be serving at the pleasure of the Democrats … The only way Kevin McCarthy is speaker of the House at the end of this coming week is if Democrats bail him out.”

However, Gaetz has received noticeable opposition from many House Republicans. Rep. Mike Lawler, R-N.Y., spoke of Gaetz’s “diatribe of delusional thinking” and said Gaetz was acting for “personal, political reasons.” McCarthy agree, saying that Gaetz was “more interested in securing TV interviews than doing something.” McCarthy added on Sunday that Gaetz would fail and said that Gaetz has been after him since he ran for speaker:  “Yes, I’ll survive,” McCarthy said.

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Old Dominion on writing “Memory Lane” + crafting songs together

As Old Dominion readies to release their new album, the group’s Brad Tursi is taking a trip down “memory lane” to share a personal anecdote about the title track.

“It’s funny, I was having dinner with one of my best friends and his parents. His dad said when he heard [“Memory Lane“] on the radio, and he didn’t realize that it was Old Dominion, and he came home, he’s like, ‘Oh, honey, I heard this song on the radio. It was kind of like our story,'” Brad recounts to ABC Audio, before noting that it was a “pretty cool” experience for him when his buddy’s dad found out it was Old Dominion.

What’s also cool is how the band typically writes songs, particularly their latest #1 hit, “Memory Lane.”

“When we’re writing [songs], everyone’s probably thinking about something different, but we’re all trying to accomplish the same goal,” says Brad, who penned the track with Jessie Jo Dillon, and fellow Old Dominion members Matthew Ramsey and Trevor Rosen.

“Sometimes we’re just trying to rhyme two words together. But then, that guy, he had his own story that went along with it. So that’s what’s kind of cool about it,” Brad adds. 

Old Dominion’s Memory Lane arrives October 6, and can be presaved and preordered now.

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Craig Morgan recruits Lainey Wilson, Luke Combs and more for upcoming EP

Craig Morgan has recruited some of country music’s biggest stars to reimagine a few of his hit songs as collaborations on his upcoming EP, Enlisted, set for release next month. The forthcoming collection will include Trace Adkins, Luke Combs, Gary LeVox, Jelly Roll, Blake Shelton, and Lainey Wilson

Morgan made the announcement on social media, writing: “The ‘Enlisted’ EP featuring @lukecombs, @jellyroll615, @blakeshelton, @garylevox, @laineywilson and @traceadkins will be available everywhere on October 20! I can’t wait for y’all to hear new versions of some of your favorites along with a couple new ones. Pre-save and pre-add now 🇺🇸

The six-track EP will include “International Harvester” (featuring Lainey Wilson), “Almost Home (featuring Jelly Roll)” “Redneck Yacht Club (featuring Blake Shelton),” “That’s What I Love About Sunday, (featuring Gary LeVox)” and two new songs: “Raise The Bar” (featuring Luke Combs), and “That Ain’t Gonna Be Me” (featuring Trace Adkins).

Enlisted will drop on October 20; to preorder, head here.

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Bailey Zimmerman earns third consecutive #1 with “Religiously”

Bailey Zimmerman has earned his third Country Radio No. 1 with ‘Religiously’, the title-track from his 2023 debut album released in May. Religiously joins Zimmerman’s previous two No. 1 singles — ‘Fall in Love’ and ‘Rock and A Hard Place’.  The 23-year-old’s Religiously LP made it to the Top 3 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and No. 7 on the all-genre Billboard 200.

The Illinois native is currently serving as support for his good friend, Morgan Wallen, on his 2023 One Night At A Time world tour. Zimmerman will also launch his headlining North American ‘Religiously. The Tour’, kicking-off February 2024.

Bailey Zimmerman earns third consecutive No 1

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Katy Perry to voice new character on ‘Peppa Pig’ special

Katy Perry is joining the cast of the popular children’s show Peppa Pig to celebrate its 20th anniversary next year. The pop star will join as a guest star, voicing a new character called Mr. Leopard.  Perry is no stranger to voicing animated characters; she has previously voiced characters in The Simpsons and The Smurfs movie.

According to Deadline, Perry’s voice work will be featured in an episode for the three-part Peppa Pig Wedding Party Special, which will premiere sometime in the Spring 2024. Perry’s character is described as ‘a dressmaker who assists with the preparations for the wedding between Mr. Bull and Mrs. Cow.’ The special will air on Nickelodeon and Paramount+.

Olivier Dumont, President of Hasbro Entertainment, said per Deadline: “We’re incredibly thrilled to have such an A-list talent join the family-fun adventures in Peppa Pig. As a loving parent and fan of Peppa herself, Katy Perry is a perfect fit to voice the character of Ms. Leopard. Reaching this brand milestone of two decades and being able to work with outstanding talent like Katy is a testament to the worldwide success of Peppa Pig and her ability to deliver entertainment no fans will want to miss. This is just one of the many exciting projects we have in the pipeline for fans and families to commemorate Peppa Pig’s 20th anniversary in 2024, such as live events and attractions, products and partnerships, Peppa parties all over the world and much more. Everyone’s invited to our year-long celebration.”

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Sony releasing “LinkBuds S x Olivia Rodrigo” limited edition headphones

Sony Electronics and Olivia Rodrigo have announced the release of “LinkBuds S x Olivia Rodrigo,” based on Sony’s LinkBuds S noise-canceling wireless headphones and designed in collaboration with Rodrigo. The LinkBuds S x Olivia Rodrigo will be priced at $199.99 and available in the United States for pre-order at and authorized dealers.

The new limited edition LinkBuds S x Olivia Rodrigo feature Custom EQs (special equalizers) tuned by Olivia and her producer Daniel Nigro for optimal listening, and the headphones come in a violet marble pattern styled by Rodrigo. Rodrigo chose an environmentally conscious design when designing the headphones, using factory recovered plastic, reclaimed water bottles, and recycled plastic materials from automobile parts.  The singer/songwriter said: “I’m so excited that I got to design a limited edition LinkBuds S in the color violet. The sound is incredible and I can’t wait for my fans to experience ‘Guts’ in this way.”

Hiroshi Nakamura, Head of Personal Entertainment Business Unit, Sony Corporation, said in a statement: “These headphones are meant to deliver a listening experience that is a personal extension of Olivia Rodrigo’s creative intent and unique sound. As a company that puts creator vision over everything, Sony aims to connect artists with their fans in innovative ways. Olivia’s authenticity and commitment to her fanbase is one we wanted to honor with this amazing LinkBuds S partnership.”

Jordy Freed, Director, Brand & Business Development, Personal Entertainment Business, Sony Corp of America, added: “This collaboration between Olivia Rodrigo and Sony is focused on engaging Olivia’s fanbase and releasing a product that provides a truly unique listening experience for her music. This is the first time we have worked with an artist to this extent of product creation and we can’t wait for fans to be able to Listen Like Olivia”. 

Olivia Rodrigo designs limited edition earbuds with Sony

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