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South Africa riots: Death toll climbs to 72 after imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma

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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The death toll climbed to 72 from rioting in South Africa on Tuesday, with many people trampled to death during looting at stores, as police and the military fired stun grenades and rubber bullets to try to halt the unrest set off by the imprisonment last week of former President Jacob Zuma.

More than 1,200 people have been arrested in the lawlessness that has raged in poor areas of two provinces, where a community radio station was ransacked and forced off the air Tuesday and some COVID-19 vaccination centers were closed, disrupting urgently needed inoculations.

Many of the deaths in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal provinces occurred in chaotic stampedes as thousands of people stole food, electric appliances, liquor and clothing from stores, police Maj. Gen. Mathapelo Peters said in a statement Tuesday night.

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Rain and storms over the East coast will move offshore over the next 2 hours, so we will dry out late morning/early afternoon. However, Storms could from by late afternoon into the evening ahead of the actual cold front we are following.

Lingering clouds and showers possible through early afternoon as front arrives.

It should be nice and cooler on Sunday.

Chilly on Monday into the low 50’s.

Should be dry through midday. Storms could develop late. A few isolated to severe possible. @wsvn @7Weather #flwx https://t.co/TwGHay3AVz

— Vivian Gonzalez (@VivianGonzalez7) January 21, 2022

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WSVN Channel 7

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Judge sides with Britney Spears in ongoing court battle with her father over finances

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(CNN) — Although Britney Spears’ 13-year conservatorship has ended, the legal battle over her finances is still going on.

The singer’s attorney, Mathew Rosengart, faced off in court on Wednesday against attorney Alex Weingarten, who now represents the pop star’s father, Jamie Spears.

Judge Brenda Penny ruled against a request from the elder Spears for Britney Spears to set aside money from her $60 million estate in a reserve to potentially cover legal fees, which would include her father’s.

CNN attended the hearing where Rosengart and Weingarten argued over whether the Grammy winner should be responsible for the latest round of legal fees incurred throughout her conservatorship.

The singer’s father was the conservator of his daughter’s finances and oversaw her medical decisions for more than a decade before he was suspended late last year.

Court documents filed by Rosengart ahead of the hearing and obtained by CNN, state that the pop star’s father allegedly paid himself $6 million from his daughter’s estate during the conservatorship, and that the estate had paid “dozens of different law firms” per Jamie Spears’ petitions throughout the conservatorship, totaling more than $30 million.

The documents also allege that the elder Spears attempted to use his daughter’s fame and resources in a plan to pitch a television show to the Cooking Channel in 2015 titled, “Cookin’ Cruzin’ and Chaos with Jamie Spears.”

CNN has reached out to Weingarten to clarify whether he ever did formally pitch the show.

During the hearing, Weingarten requested that the judge unseal the singer’s medical records, arguing that “the public has the right to know” the full picture.

In an interview with Variety following the hearing, Rosengart called that request “outrageous.”

The lawyers also argued over whether Jamie Spears illegally placed recording devices throughout his daughter’s home during her conservatorship. Weingarten disputed that claim, stating the allegation was “fake or taken out of context.” Rosengart hit back and called Weingarten’s statements “lies.”

CNN has reached out to both legal teams for further comment.

There are two upcoming court hearings in the dispute set for March 16 and July 27.

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Firefighters respond to warehouse fire in Pembroke Park

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PEMBROKE PARK, FLA. (WSVN) – Firefighters are currently battling flames inside a warehouse in Pembroke Park.

7SkyForce hovered over the scene where firefighters could be seen cutting the garage door of the warehouse in order to get inside.

The flames broke out at a warehouse along Southwest 31st Avenue, Friday.

Please check back on WSVN.com and 7News for more details on this developing story.

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