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JoJo Was Celibate for 10 Months While Recording New Album After Cheating on Ex-Boyfriend

If you or someone you know needs help, text STRENGTH to 741741. The experience led to an epiphany. You don’t feel like a bad bitch, act as if you do — and then you do.”
As part of the Let’s Talk About It initiative, PEOPLE is partnering with the Crisis Text Line, which offers free, 24/7 support from trained crisis counselors. “There have been periods of time where I have consciously not drank, but I’m not sober — my relationship with alcohol is different now,” she says. I had more weight on my shoulders than I could bear,” says the singer, who was diagnosed with clinical depression a decade ago. “I didn’t love myself. “The album just finds me processing and getting to a place of realizing I’ve never been alone my whole adult life. JoJo’s newfound independence appears both in the album — and on its cover art. I’m very fortunate that I could do that.”
She has managed her mental health with therapy and by taking antidepressants for the past 10 years, as well as exercise, yoga and journaling. RELATED: JoJo Reveals Clinical Depression Diagnosis: ‘Sometimes We Just Need a Little Help’
“I’ve been going to therapy since I was 18. For help with mental illness or substance abuse, you can also call SAMHSA’s National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357). “My therapist told me to act as if: like, if you don’t feel confident, act as if you are. “That took a little work and going inward and trying out different things to get me in the present moment, because I was living so much in anxiety about the future and sadness over the past, personally and professionally.”
Born Joanna Levesque, JoJo rose to fame at age 13 with her smash hit “Leave (Get Out).” But the pressures of child stardom — as well as mental illness, her father’s opioid addiction and a years-long lawsuit with her former record label that nearly ended her career — became too much for her. “I would talk to my therapist once a week, and now it’s kind of as needed, but it’s really nice to have that impartial and professional opinion. “I don’t drink to escape.”
But she has had rough patches. JoJo still drinks today. “I would go out on dates, but I loved saying, ‘Okay, good night,’” says the star, who is happily single and quarantining amid the coronavirus pandemic at home in Los Angeles with her mom, Diana, and dog, Agape. The singer discusses her hard road to happiness (which inspired her new album Good to Know, out Friday) in this week’s issue of PEOPLE. And so, over the 10 months she recorded the new LP, JoJo stayed celibate. “I wanted to keep all of that good energy for myself and not share it with anybody else.”
While she’s in an amazing place today, JoJo says self-empowerment has taken daily practice. On Good to Know, JoJo sings about a recent low point in her life when she cheated on her then-boyfriend while drunk. “I self-sabotaged because I didn’t feel worthy of a loving, lasting relationship,” JoJo says. I am actively practicing self-love. It’s not just something you arrive at — I need to really work at it.”
Good to Know finds JoJo in a mature place, both in sound (she’s gone from pop bops to R&B slow-burns) and lyrical content. “It was like a banging my head against the wall until I believed it or until I actually did it,” she says. JoJo‘s journey to self-love has been a long one. I’ve always been in a relationship with somebody, and I was delaying a really important part of becoming an adult, which is being independent,” she says. “I’m just learning about the chakras now, but our creativity and our sexuality is in the same place in our bodies, and it’s the energy center, and I believe that it’s represented by the color orange, which is this color I’m obsessed with right now,” she says, confirming the meaning behind her orange Good to Know cover. “I had a real issue with trusting myself, because I think from a young age, I have put my trust in other people to know what’s best for me, and a really important part of being a self-sufficient human being is knowing that you know what’s best for you,” she says. For more from JoJo, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday. For a time, though, she also coped in unhealthy ways, drinking to blackouts to avoid her problems.

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Sandra Lee Transforms Pantry Staples into 6 Amazing Dishes—Get Her Easy Recipes!

Sandra Lee knows how to maximize her pantry. (Reserve cheese packet for biscuit recipe below.) In a pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; strain and set aside. RELATED: Justin Bieber’s Missing Cat Sushi Found After Three Weeks by Lifestyle Expert Sandra Lee
Chocolate-Coffee Cookies“Even if you can’t find flour at the grocery, you can still bake decadent cookies using my secret: boxed pancake mix,” says Lee. Gradually add dry mixture to coffee mixture, beating on low until just combined. Bake until just set, 12 to 15 minutes. Roll balls in cocoa powder and place 2 inches apart on a greased baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Using a sharp knife, slice dough into ½-inch slices. Cook along with Lee here, and check out her Instagram for more recipe and cocktail ideas! The lifestyle expert, who rose to fame as the host of Food Network’s Semi-Homemade Cooking and using a clever combination of store-bought foods and fresh ingredients to create delicious, fuss-free dishes, is all about making the best use of items she has on hand. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper; toss to combine. In a separate bowl mix together 2½ cups dry pancake mix and 6 tablespoons cocoa powder. Sandra’s Tip! Macaroni Cacio e Pepe
Open 1 box (7.5 oz.) macaroni and cheese dinner kit; separate pasta from powdered-cheese packet. Gently fold in  2½ cups dry pancake mix until it forms a soft dough. Add pasta to pan; toss to coat. Bake until biscuits are golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. A standard 14.5 oz. In a large bowl mix together 2 tablespoons (from 1 packet) powdered cheese (reserved from the macaroni and cheese dinner kit) and 2½ cups dry pancake mix. Tomato & Cheese Biscuits
Preheat oven to 450F. Serve warm. Place 1 tablespoon cocoa powder in a bowl. Bake until biscuits are golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. “We all have those products that we forgot about on the top shelf or way back in the cabinet,” says Lee, who films the cooking videos in her L.A. Form dough into tablespoon-size balls. Maple Syrup Cookies
Preheat oven to 350F. “These Top Shelf pasta recipes take less than 15 minutes from start to finish.”
Open 1 box (7.5 oz.) macaroni and cheese dinner kit; separate pasta from powdered-cheese packet. Over medium heat, stir in 1½ cups shredded or grated parmesan cheese until cheese melts and pasta is well coated. Slowly stir in 2/3 cup  stewed tomato juice (reserved from the can of stewed tomatoes) until mixture is just combined; do not overmix. Meanwhile strain and chop 1 can (14.5 oz.) stewed tomatoes. It’s a skill that’s become even more useful during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as millions of Americans are staying in and preparing meals at home—some for the very first time. Serve warm. can of stewed tomatoes will yield exactly 2/3 of a cup of liquid, which is exactly what you need for this recipe!” Serve immediately. Taste for seasoning, and add kosher salt or more parmesan cheese and/or pepper, if desired. “When you open your can of tomatoes, press the can lid down to drain liquid into a measuring cup. RELATED VIDEO: See Inside Sandra Lee’s New York Estate That ‘Smells Like Cookies and Feels Like Heaven’
Delicate Cheese Biscuits“There’s nothing better than a hot fresh-from-the-oven biscuit,” says Lee. Using your hands, gently roll the dough into a 1.5-inch to 2-inch log. “My shortcut recipes make amazingly flaky, delicate biscuits—and you only need two ingredients.”
Preheat oven to 450F. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil; toss to coat. Slowly stir in 2/3 cup water until mixture is just combined; do not overmix. (Reserve cheese packet for biscuit recipe below.) In a pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; strain and return hot pasta to the pot. (Reserve canned tomato liquid for biscuit recipe below.) In a medium pan cook chopped tomatoes with 2 tablespoons olive oil on medium-high heat until slightly thickened and saucy, about 3 minutes. “During this time when we’re all cooking at home more and certainly watching our budgets, it’s all about being resourceful with the foods we have stocked on our shelves,” says Lee, 53, who is featured in the new issue of PEOPLE, on stands Friday. (The cookies will spread and expand during baking.) Bake until set and the edges are golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Drop dough by 2-tablespoon amounts on an ungreased baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart. Preheat oven to 350F. Beat 1 cup granulated sugar, ½ cup softened butter and ½ cup cooled, brewed strong coffee or espresso with an electric mixer on medium until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Macaroni Margerita“There are so many quick dinners to make when you think outside the mac ’n’ cheese box,” says Lee. Beat 1 cup brown sugar, ½ cup softened butter and ½ cup maple syrup with an electric mixer on medium until fluffy, about 3 minutes. “The idea of Top Shelf may sound elevated, but it isn’t a challenge; it’s a chance to create next-level meals with what you already have and simply aren’t thinking about.”
RELATED: Sandra Lee Brings Back ‘Cocktail Time’ on Instagram—and It Obviously Involves ‘2 Shots of Vodka’
Exclusively for PEOPLE, Lee looked into her own kitchen pantry to find four common, store-bought staples—a box of macaroni and cheese, a can of stewed tomatoes, a box of dry pancake mix, and a cup of brewed coffee—and turned them into six fast, delicious dishes. Drop dough by 2-tablespoon amounts on an ungreased baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart. (If the dough is too soft to slice, place the log in the freezer for an hour or until firm.) Place the dough slices at least 2 inches apart on a greased baking sheet lined with parchment paper. To help novice and experienced cooks alike, she launched her new #TopShelf video series on her social channels and Pat tops to slightly flatten. Season with kosher salt and black pepper; serve immediately. In a large bowl mix together 2 tablespoons (from 1 packet) powdered cheese (reserved from the macaroni and cheese dinner kit) and 2½ cups dry pancake mix. kitchen.

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Single Mom & Mail Carrier Moves Son in with Grandma to Protect Him in Case She Gets Coronavirus

“The people that I work with, we would love to be home with our families, but we’re out here to be there for everyone’s families.”
As information about the coronavirus pandemic rapidly changes, PEOPLE is committed to providing the most recent data in our coverage. “I’m very grateful to have my job, but it comes with other hardships,” she says. Some of the information in this story may have changed after publication. “I don’t want to bring the germs back to him,” says Wilson. “You don’t realize how much your mail carrier cares and is aware of your needs.”
As Wilson tries to stay safe on the job with sanitizer, gloves and masks, this single mom of a 7-year-old son is worried about picking up the deadly virus, and made the difficult decision to move him in with her mother, who lives nearby. PEOPLE has partnered with GoFundMe to raise money for the COVID-19 Relief Fund, a fundraiser to support everything from frontline responders to families in need, as well as organizations helping communities. An older gentleman who came up to me and said, ‘I really hate to ask you this. After the coronavirus pandemic exploded, mail carrier Krysten Wilson realized just how valuable she is to the people along her route, particularly her isolated elderly residents. “He’s very intelligent for a 7-year-old, but it’s still trying, he doesn’t understand the situation. “I found some that day and wouldn’t let him pay,” she tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue, on newsstands Friday. It’s very, very difficult.”
For more heroes helping to fight coronavirus across the nation, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday, or subscribe here. For more information or to donate, click here. For the latest on COVID-19, readers are encouraged to use online resources from CDC, WHO, and local public health departments. Many of Wilson’s fellow mail carriers feel the same, as they too have also separated themselves from family members. “It’s honestly like in a movie where we’re sitting there with tears in our eyes because we want to touch each other and hug each other and it’s hard,” Wilson says. Now she communicates with her son through FaceTime or her mom’s car window when he’s brought by for a socially distant visit. It’s so uncomfortable, but I’m not able to get out and go get toilet paper,’” says Wilson, 28, who delivers mail to some 900 stops in Canton, Georgia. RELATED: Mattel Unveils Line of Collectible Toys Honoring Heroes Fighting Coronavirus Pandemic
While she is grateful that her son is safe, the move comes with sadness when she notices his empty bedroom filled with untouched toys.

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Remains of Slain, Dismembered Minn. Woman Are Found in Landfill, as Friend Sits in Jail

Adds Yarobrough, who also spoke to the station: “Ethan had told me four different stories. He was arrested on suspicion of accessory to murder. RELATED: Missing Minn. She told reporters Broad was panic-stricken when he called her on April 3rd to tell her that he and Avery had had a fight the night before. Avery’s mother Doreen spoke to local TV station KVLY and said her daughter had been temporarily staying at Broad’s apartment. Payne left the apartment and when she returned, Erno was allegedly at the apartment. Because obviously he’s capable of taking someone’s life,” Doreen told the station. Want to keep up with the latest crime coverage? It didn’t add up.”
The investigation remains ongoing and Moorhead Police have made three additional arrests, according to a press release. Broad, 27, allegedly confessed to killing and dismembering Avery, but told officials it was an act of self-defense, according to a criminal complaint reported by the Associated Press. After hearing a large thump, Broad allegedly told Payne he struck Avery with a lead pipe. Human remains found in the Clay County, Minnesota, landfill have been positively identified as a 19-year-old girl who was reported missing in early April, according to a press release from the Moorhead Police Department. He is currently being held in Cass County jail in North Dakota awaiting extradition, police stated. Teen is Presumed Murdered, And Friend Arrested Who Allegedly Told Mom ‘B.S.’ Story
Payne allegedly told police she was in the apartment when Avery was killed, according to court records obtained by the local website Valley News Live. The complaint reportedly states Broad allegedly used a saw to cut up Avery’s body and place her remains in garbage bags before dumping them into bins near his apartment, the AP reported. He allegedly said he awoke to find her gone — a story he allegedly also told her boyfriend, Jordan Yarobrough, in a phone call. On Monday, police stated Erbstoesser, 33, was arrested in West Fargo, North Dakota. Police stated “the investigation led to the belief that foul play was involved.”
Two weeks later, on April 17, Ethan Broad was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder, according to a police statement and online jail records. Erno, 22, and Payne, 26, were arrested on suspicion of a felony aiding an offender in second-degree murder, according to online jail records. Payne allegedly heard Broad and Avery fighting in the back bedroom, the site reported. “For him to do what he did, I guess I really don’t know him. She considered him a good friend of Avery’s. Dystynee Avery was last seen on April 3. Sign up for PEOPLE’s free True Crime newsletter for breaking crime news, ongoing trial coverage and details of intriguing unsolved cases. They include David Erno, Andrea Payne and Brandon Erbstoesser.

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Woman Gets Visit from Granddaughter on Her Wedding Day Through Glass: ‘Love That Girl So Much’

“Country Manor staff helped Janis pick out the perfect outfit, and got her feeling her very best, as grandmothers should feel on their granddaughter’s wedding day,” Country Manor wrote on Facebook. PEOPLE has partnered with GoFundMe to raise money for the COVID-19 Relief Fund, a fundraiser to support everything from frontline responders to families in need, as well as organizations helping communities. As information about the coronavirus pandemic rapidly changes, PEOPLE is committed to providing the most recent data in our coverage. RELATED: Utah Couple Holds a Drive-In Wedding Due to Coronavirus as Guests Listen on Their Car Radios
“I too, am planning a wedding in this midst of these challenging times, and my heart broke for Shauna and Travis,” she told GMA. I would give anything to have her part of my wedding day. The facility also uploaded a sweet video of the moment Shauna approached the glass and was able to speak through it to Janis. For more information or to donate, click here. The U.S., meanwhile, has seen more than 1 million cases and 60,280 deaths. “You get to see us first!” Shauna said, to which her grandmother, holding a white rose, responded, “Good!”
The two also shared air kisses through the door, while Janis told her how beautiful she looked. “My grandma, who was my best friend, passed shortly before I became engaged. Some of the information in this story may have changed after publication. Janis had been scheduled to read at the wedding, and with the help of Shauna’s dad Jeff, she arranged a special surprise recording of her expected reading for Shauna to play at the wedding, according to Good Morning America. For the latest on COVID-19, readers are encouraged to use online resources from CDC, WHO, and local public health departments. With that in mind, Shauna and her now-husband Travis Scepaniak made sure to drop by Janis’ Minnesota healthcare facility to give grandma a good look at the bride and groom before they headed down the aisle. I wanted to do everything I could to make that happen for Shauna and Janis.”
As of Wednesday afternoon, there have been at least 4,644 confirmed cases and 319 deaths attributed to coronavirus in Minnesota, according to The New York Times. RELATED: Husband Surprises Wife of 63 Years on Her Birthday After Being Separated by Coronavirus Pandemic
The day was an exciting one for Janis, who told staff members ahead of time, “The anticipation is killing me, I love that girl so much!” according to the facility. Shauna Varner knew she wanted her grandmother Janis to be part of her wedding day — but with social distancing guidelines in place, she had to get creative. Jeff, meanwhile, thanked Country Manor for helping arrange the special set-up in a Facebook comment, in which he described the day as “fantastic.”
For Emily Frericks, the facility’s director of public relations and marketing, helping the Varner family was the least she could do to make the couple’s big day a special one. The couple stopped by County Manor’s Rapid Recovery & Aquatic Center in Sartell on Saturday, and were able to say hello to Janis through a glass door while wearing their wedding best.

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Christopher Reeve’s Son Addresses His Pantsless GMA Appearance: ‘Make Sure You Frame Your Shot!’

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“Hey put some pants on my guy,” a local film critic captioned a screenshot of the clip. Some mishaps going viral. “Maybe wear pants.”
On Tuesday, several Twitter users pointed out Reeve’s video chat attire — and poorly positioned camera. 7/10. Hey put some pants on my guy
— Adam Graham (@grahamorama) April 28, 2020
Reeve replied to the now viral tweet, writing, “They’re shorts I promise ”
“Nice room. “And a headline reminder for anyone who’s using Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, anything with a camera: make sure you frame your shot.”

Putting a button on this story. Wearing pants.” RELATED: GMA’s Robin Roberts Working from Home Due to ‘Underlying Health Conditions’ as Coronavirus Spreads
The news anchor light-heartedly addressed the embarrassing moment on his own Twitter account, writing, “I have ARRIVED* *in the most hilariously mortifying way possible,” adding in a second tweet, “I will not be getting hired as a camera operator any time soon.”

I will not be getting hired as a camera operator any time soon
— Will Reeve (@ReeveWill) April 28, 2020
Later, he shared a statement on Twitter explaining the predicament. Any sartorial tips from these people who are wearing a belt, trousers and shoes during their work video calls at home are most welcome. Now, back to work. After being called out by all of social media for wearing what looked to be his underwear during a segment on Tuesday’s show, the frequent ABC correspondent (and son of the late actor Christopher Reeve) joined anchors Michael Strahan and Amy Robach again to set the record straight — and share a few video conference tips he’ll be using from now on. My casual bottom half going viral.”
Seemingly in good spirits after the embarrassing moment, Reeve went on to interview the man behind a parody Twitter accounts that rates work-from-home set-ups: “You should be proud of your 7 and honestly, you were one pair of pants away from an 8 or 9,” the guest joked. “Trying to be efficient I got ready for a post-GMA workout a little too soon this morning,” Reeve wrote. “The camera angle, along with friends, family, and several hundred strangers on the social media made me rethink my morning routine. Busted! @ReeveWill” a second Twitter user wrote. “I’m just here in my home set up for another day of work like millions of Americans who are on video calls all the time now,” Reeve, 27, said.
— Will Reeve (@ReeveWill) April 29, 2020
“With the convenience of at-home connectivity comes the parallel: awkward or embarrassing moments beamed across the Internet. Wearing shorts on GMA. Nice shorts. “Yep, that’s me. Like this one,” he said, as Tuesday’s clip flashed across the screen. No, Will Reeve did not wear boxers on Good Morning America.

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Ariz. Mom Was Seen ‘Screaming for Help’ Before Being Found Dead — as 4 Women Are Arrested

He told police that he asked his sister what happened — and she allegedly told him that Mercedes Gomez and Christina Gomez came to her house with a “third female,” fought with her and killed her then took her body away, the brother said. Attorney information for them was not immediately available. According to the probable cause statement, the four women were seen arguing with a woman matching Valenzuela’s description on March 17, the last day Valenzuela was seen before she disappeared. Sign up for PEOPLE’s free True Crime newsletter for breaking crime news, ongoing trial coverage and details of intriguing unsolved cases. According to the statement, Chavez’s brother said that a few days later, his sister showed him a newspaper article about a missing Mesa woman and allegedly “inferred to him that was the female who was killed at the residence.”
Police later found blood in the bathroom of the Phoenix residence. All four women are still in custody and have yet to enter a plea. One witness allegedly told police they saw Chavez, Christina Gomez, Servin and other unknown females “pushing or dragging the female victim, who was screaming for help and for someone to call 911” into Chavez’s Phoenix residence, according to the police statement. Want to keep up with the latest crime coverage? It is unclear how Valenzuela died, but according to a police probable cause affidavit obtained by PEOPLE, a blunt instrument was used in her death. The following day, the witness allegedly saw Chavez, Christina Gomez and Melissa Servin clean up the front of the residence. On Friday, Nadine Chavez, Mercedes Gomez, Christina Gomez and Melissa Servin were taken into custody and face felony kidnapping charges after the body of 34-year-old Melissa Valenzuela, who went missing from her Mesa home on March 17, was found. Chavez’s brother told police he dropped by his sister’s home on the evening of March 17 and morning of March 18 and found “blood in the bathroom of the residence and missing floor time,” the statement alleges. Four Arizona women have been arrested in connection with the death of a missing mom of three. Police have ruled her death a homicide. “The witness said someone from the group covered the victim’s mouth and they forced the victim into the resident,” the statement alleges. “It is still an active ongoing investigation and nobody has been charged with murder,” Mesa Police Department detective Jason Flam tells PEOPLE. Bail was set at $50,000.

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Tx. College Student Who Vanished 1 Year Ago Is Found Buried, and 3 Men Are Charged with Murder

On Saturday two men — Jose Varela and Auston Walker, both 21 — each were arrested and made statements allegedly admitting to their role in Kaleem’s murder, according to the outlet. Want to keep up with the latest crime coverage? Bond information was not available. Pending a forensic investigation to confirm identity of the remains, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said they were “believed” to be Kaleem’s. The case was classified as a homicide last August, reports KBTX. Officers on Tuesday arrested a third man, Eric Aguilar, 22, and were directed to a home in nearby Grimes County, where a fourth man, Gannon Gotlieb, 23, allegedly admitted to burying Kaleem’s body on his property in the community of Todd Mission. Gotlieb stands accused of tampering with a human corpse, and is being held in the Grimes County jail. The missing man, 21-year-old college student Zuhyr Kaleem, of Katy, was last seen on April 28, 2019, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Varela, Walker and Aguilar each were charged with capital murder and are being held in the Harris County jail. His family said Kaleem was enrolled at Lone Star College with hopes to attend the University of Houston, reports KTRK. No bond was listed for Varela and Walker; Aguilar’s bond was set at $200,000, according to online court records. One year to the day that a Texas man was reported missing, authorities found what they believe to be his body — and three men are now behind bars on murder charges. “Our condolences go out to his family,” Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said in a news release posted to his department’s Facebook page. Authorities said they believe Kaleem died during a drug deal, reports The Eagle. Attorneys for the four men were not named in court records, and none has yet been required to enter a formal plea to the charges against them. Sign up for PEOPLE’s free True Crime newsletter for breaking crime news, ongoing trial coverage and details of intriguing unsolved cases. Gonzalez said: “This has been a complex investigation.”

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No Signs of Foul Play in NC Couple’s Disappearance as Police Hope for ‘Happy Ending’

They couple were last seen leaving their apartment on April 15. Sign up for PEOPLE’s free True Crime newsletter for breaking crime news, ongoing trial coverage and details of intriguing unsolved cases. Paige was last seen wearing a grey hoodie with white pull strings and white zipper, black leggings, and black tennis shoes with a white stripe on the side. “The investigation has been extensive, trying to figure out who they’re connected to and where they went. Their vehicle has South Carolina tags reading MVS-902. Stephanie was wearing a black Nike sweatshirt with “Just Do It” on the front, black leggings with white stripes on the side, and black Nikes. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Wilmington Police Department at (910) 343-3620. Want to keep up with the latest crime coverage? We’re working all those leads to try and find them, and we’re really hoping this has a happy ending.”
Mayorga and Escalera were reported missing by their roommate on April 19 after she failed to see them for three days. “It’s very important that we find them,” Wilmington Police Captain Thomas Tilmon said of Stephanie Mayorga, 27, and Paige Escalera, 25, at a press conference Wednesday. According to investigators, the couple left behind some items in their apartment indicating that they didn’t plan to be gone for long. While police do not currently believe foul play is involved, the pair went missing under mysterious circumstances. “Their departure appeared to be entirely normal,” Tilmon said. Surveillance footage from a neighbor’s security camera shows the women leaving their apartment on April 15 before getting into a grey 2013 Dodge Dart. They headed north on South Kerr Avenue. Police in North Carolina are continuing to search for a missing couple who have not been seen or heard from in two weeks. There’s a dent in the rear bumper on the driver’s side, and there are two stickers at the bottom corners of the rear window.

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First Taste: Watch People Food Editors Try Wendy’s New Breakfast Menu Items

In the latest episode, which was filmed at home while our staff is working remotely to slow the spread of coronavirus, Shay Spence and Ana Calderone try the new breakfast items available now at Wendy’s. Every week PEOPLE editors receive dozens of new and not-yet-released food products from all of your favorite companies. RELATED: First Taste: Watch PEOPLE Food Editors Try Hot Tamales Peeps, Trolls Oreos and More In New Series
Watch the full episode of First Taste: Wendy’s Breakfast streaming now on, or download the PeopleTV app on your favorite device. Since we know your fast food outings are less frequent amid the coronavirus outbreak, all of these items can be ordered online through Postmates, DoorDash or GrubHub — and if you don’t decide to order, we hope our reviews can at least provide a bit of comic relief during this uncertain time. To bring you honest and unfiltered reviews of those products, we’ve launched the new PeopleTV series First Taste. There are some sweet options, like the Frosty-ccino and Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit, and of course some savory ones, like the Breakfast Baconato, Bacon, Egg & Swiss Croissant and Seasoned Potatoes.

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‘Captain Tom,’ WWII Vet Who Raised $36M for Essential Workers, Gets 125K Cards on 100th Birthday

Moore recently starred in a cover of “You’ll Never Walk Alone” with singer Michael Ball, which went viral on YouTube and has become a No. At the beginning of World War II, he was enlisted in the 8 DWR (145 RAC) of the British army. 1 single in the U.K. Ahead of his 100th birthday on Thursday, the World War II veteran has received an astonishing 125,000 birthday cards. “The volume of cards that have been sent to granddad is just astonishing,” Moore’s 16-year-old grandson, Benjie Ingram-Moore, told BBC. Captain Tom Moore touched the hearts of people around the world after completing 100 laps in his backyard garden earlier this month to raise more than $36 million for the U.K.’s National Health Service amid the coronavirus pandemic. Over the last few days, the school’s staff, along with parents and students, have volunteered to organize Moore’s cards on a display set up in the school’s hall. He was later selected for officer training in 1940 and went on to serve in India, Indonesia and England, the page notes. The letters have come from all over the globe, and include cards from Prince William and Kate Middleton, former Olympian Kelly Holmes, and English football star Harry Kane. Because their local post office had been inundated with cards, Ingram-Moore turned to his school for help. “And this just proves ‘you’ll never walk alone.’” A photograph of Ingram-Moore in front of the arrangement shows him dwarfed by the sea of cards that have been sent to his grandfather. Healthcare
Born in Keighley, Yorkshire, Moore attended Keighley Grammar School before earning an apprenticeship as a civil engineer, a description on his JustGiving page reads. RELATED: Do You Need to Raise Money amid Coronavirus? RELATED: Prince William Is ‘My Super Prince,’ Says WWII Vet Who Raised $22.5 Million for U.K. Not only has he helped to raise money by walking, but Moore has also done so by showing off his singing talents. “We’re in this together, and I am forever grateful for your support,” Moore told BBC of his hit song. “Happy 100th Birthday Captain Thomas Moore NHS fundraising hero 30th April 2020,” the Royal Mail’s special stamp reads, according to BBC. To further honor the veteran, all letters sent through Royal Mail this week will be marked with a special stamp to commemorate Moore becoming a centenarian. Now, thousands of Moore’s admirers are showing him their appreciation in return, according to BBC. Here Are Expert Tips for Making a GoFundMe Campaign
“So many of the cards are truly heartfelt with thousands from young children who have taken the time to use their artistic talent and write a personal message,” Ingram-Moore told the outlet. After his wife Pamela died in 2006, Moore moved in with his daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore, her husband and their two children in Bedfordshire, CNN reported. Proceeds from the chart-topper will benefit the NHS.

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Home Town’s Ben and Erin Napier Open Up About Their Love Story: ‘He Was Like a Celebrity Crush’

For more from Ben and Erin Napier, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday. “Erin is my dream girl,” he says. Ben and Erin Napier have been together for 16 years, but the Home Town stars are still big into romance. “We never expected this,” Erin admits. He was like a celebrity crush to me,” says Erin, who admits she admired her husband-to-be from afar. During a chance meeting at McDonald’s, “I was so nervous talking to him I crashed and burned,” says Erin, laughing. “Six days later we decided we would get married, and that was that.”
Fast forward a few years, the couple now has a toddler, a booming home reno business and a hit TV show. “It’s a short one, but it’s a letter. “Every day he’s up before me, and he writes me a letter,” Erin says in the latest issue of PEOPLE. “Why would I not continue to court her and win her over every day? Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE’s free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. That’s always my goal.”
The couple, who are also parents to 2-year-old daughter Helen, say the attraction began while attending Jones County Junior College in Mississippi. It wasn’t until she interviewed Ben for the school yearbook that they both knew they’d found the one. RELATED: WATCH: HGTV Stars Erin and Ben Napier’s Daughter Helen, 2, Adorably Weighs In on Parents’ Design
“We had about three more encounters like that,” she says. “I remember seeing Erin the first week of school,” says Ben. I would see someone eating alone in the cafeteria, and there was Ben, pulling up a chair beside them.”
RELATED: HGTV’s Erin Napier on About Battling Mystery Illness: ‘Scar Tissue Banded My Organs Together’
The secret attraction was mutual. And since I don’t do coffee, I drink Coke, he’s got one waiting.”
For Ben, going the extra mile for his wife of 11 years and business partner has always felt natural. “He was the president of every club and very popular but not exclusive. “She was walking across the student union, and she had a pixie haircut. I didn’t know what a pixie cut was at the time, but I knew I liked it.”
Still, they didn’t hit it off right away.

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Oregon Romance Novelist Allegedly Killed Husband for $1M Insurance Policy: Prosecutors

The drawback is the police aren’t stupid. So you have to be organized, ruthless and very clever.”
Crampton-Brophy concluded the piece by noting that “it is easier to wish people dead than to actually kill them.”
Her attorneys could not be reached for comment. Brophy was shot twice, first in the back and then once in the chest at close range. However, detectives allegedly discovered that Crampton-Brophy purchased a Glock slide and barrel on eBay and put those parts on the Glock bought at the gun show. RELATED: Romance Novelist Arrested for Killing Her Chef Husband at Oregon Culinary Institute
After the shooting, Crampton-Brophy told detectives that she and her husband bought a Glock at a gun show after the Parkland, Florida, school shooting. Prosecutors allege she shot her husband and then switched the eBay slide and barrel with the original slide and barrel purchased at the gun show, “thus being able to present a new, fully intact firearm to police that would not be a match to the shell casings that she left at the crime scene,” the motion alleges. Detectives never found the eBay slide and barrel they believe she used in the shooting. RELATED: What Romance Novelist Told a Neighbor Before Surprise Arrest in Chef Husband’s Murder
“Despite a dire financial situation Nancy Brophy ensured she paid the life insurance premiums leading up to the murder,” according to the motion. “In fact, she paid over $16,000.00 in insurance premiums in 2017 while the Brophy’s fell over $6,000.00 behind in mortgage payments that same year.”
Suspect Wrote Essay: ‘How to Murder Your Husband’
Crampton-Brophy’s writing also came under question. The couple also had about $312,000 in equity in their home. The allegation came to light recently in court documents filed by the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office, who presented evidence in court yesterday that Nancy Crampton-Brophy should be denied bail. Brophy arrived at the Oregon Culinary Institute at 7:20 a.m. Nancy Brophy planned and carried out what she believed was the perfect murder. “Nancy Brophy stood to collect almost $1.5 million upon Dan Brophy’s death,” the motion states. Crampton-Brophy, a self-published romance novelist who sold Medicare and life insurance polices, is accused of killing her husband Dan Brophy, an instructor at the Oregon Culinary Institute, in June of 2018. Sign up for PEOPLE’s free True Crime newsletter for breaking crime news, ongoing trial coverage and details of intriguing unsolved cases. In November 2011, long before she was accused of murder, she explained the perfect way to kill one’s husband in a tongue-in-cheek essay on her website entitled “How to Murder Your Husband.”
In a wry tone, in which she assumes the persona of a woman who wants to murder her husband, Nancy wrote, “Divorce is expensive, and do you really want to split your possessions?”
Want to keep up with the latest crime coverage? They are looking at you first. A hearing on the matter began yesterday. One of the students attempted CPR but he died at the scene. According to the motion, video surveillance allegedly showed a minivan that appeared to be the same as one Crampton-Brophy drove in the area of the culinary institute between 6:39 a.m. “Dan Brophy was content in his simplistic lifestyle, but Nancy Brophy wanted something more,” states the prosecutor’s motion, which was obtained by PEOPLE. “The bottom line is Dan Brophy was worth almost $1.5 million dollars to Nancy Brophy if he was dead and he was worth a life of financial hardship if he stayed alive. The Oregon romance novelist who is accused of killing her chef husband allegedly would have pocketed over $1.5 million in insurance money from his death, prosecutors allege. According to the motion, associates of the couple told detectives that Crampton-Brophy “expressed an interest in selling their home and traveling the world,” but “Dan Brophy would not be easy to convince.”
Prosecutors said the couple had financial hardships over the years and appeared to live on a month-to-month budget. Her attorneys have argued that Crampton-Brophy, 69, who is being held without bail in the Multnomah County Detention Center, should be released and transferred to a guest house because her health is at risk because of the coronavirus, the Oregonian reports. Two 9 mm shell casings were found at the scene. She added, “Or if you married for money, aren’t you entitled to all of it? She has pleaded not guilty to the murder charge against her. and 7:28 a.m. A murder that she believed would free her from the grips of financial despair and enter a life of financial security and adventure.”
On June 2, students at the Oregon Culinary Institute found Brophy unconscious in one of the kitchens. Romance Novelist Allegedly Shoots Husband Out of Nowhere — but Mystery Remains
During the investigation, detectives also discovered that Brophy was the sole beneficiary to over $1.15 million in life insurance and worker’s compensation policies. RELATED: Murder, She Wrote? She said they never used it and didn’t buy ammunition for the gun.

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Elderly Couple Living in Different Countries Share Daily Socially Distant Dates Across Border

PEOPLE has partnered with GoFundMe to raise money for the COVID-19 Relief Fund, a fundraiser to support everything from frontline responders to families in need, as well as organizations helping communities. “ if there’s respect and acceptance, then sex is not so important.”
The couple reportedly met in Denmark two summers ago while waiting in line at a strawberry stand. We can’t kiss. As information about the coronavirus pandemic rapidly changes, PEOPLE is committed to providing the most recent data in our coverage. “You have these elderly people who’ve found a way out.”
As of Tuesday, there have been at least 8,851 cases and 434 deaths attributed to coronavirus in Denmark, and 156,337 cases and 5,913 deaths in Germany, according to The New York Times. Hansen had been on his way to bring flowers to a widow he knows in the area, but after striking up conversation with Rasmussen, her gave her the flowers instead. Despite the fact that the couple lives just a 15 minute drive away from each other, coronavirus restrictions have closed the border between their countries — though that hasn’t stopped them from finding a loophole. “I think it brings people some hope, a little bit of light in the darkness,” Frandsen told the Times. Inga Rasmussen, 85, and Karsten Tüchsen Hansen, 89, found love two summers ago, and though they’ve spent much of their time together since, the coronavirus has recently forced them to separate: him in his home country of Germany, and Rasmussen at her home in Denmark, according to The New York Times. Some of the information in this story may have changed after publication. For the latest on COVID-19, readers are encouraged to use online resources from CDC, WHO, and local public health departments. RELATED: ‘Devoted Husband,’ 88, Soars to Wife’s Nursing Home Window Using Bucket Lift amid Pandemic
He then invited her to dinner in Germany, and they grew close; both were recently widowed after having been married for more than 60 years, according to the Times. We can’t make love,” Hansen told the Times. “Love is the best thing in the world.”
One of their daily meet-ups was captured in a photo by a local Danish mayor named Henrik Frandsen, who wrote on Facebook that he’d passed them at the Mollehusvej border crossing while taking a bike ride. “I never dreamed this would happen,” Rasmussen told the newspaper. Love knows no bounds when it comes to one elderly European couple — especially when those bounds are a plastic barrier set up between the border of Denmark and Germany. RELATED VIDEO: Couple Surprised With Parade After Wedding Had To Down-Size
Rasmussen drives there from her home in Gallehus and brings coffee and a table, while Hansen rides from Süderlügum on his electric bike, bringing chairs and schnapps. “The worst thing is we can’t embrace each other. For more information or to donate, click here. The number of global cases has topped 3 million, while there have been more than 208,000 deaths. “We’re here because of love,” Hansen told the Times. Hansen said that Danish police have threatened to fine them if they cross the border, though they’ve reportedly become something of an attraction, with residents and journalists dropping by to say hi. Each day, they meet up at the border — which is blocked only by a flimsy barrier — and talk, laugh and drink together while sitting about 3 feet apart, the Times reported. RELATED: Husband Surprises Wife of 63 Years on Her Birthday After Being Separated by Coronavirus Pandemic
The couple takes care to keep their distance, but still exchange gifts and food each day, like wine, cookies and cake.

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Prepare Your Freezer: 100-Calorie Boozy Popsicles Are Back at Costco

Price varies by warehouse…… In the past, social media users were quick to express their excitement over the pops, with one man admitting they were going to ruin his plan to try out the popular ketogenic diet. Quick, make room in your freezer. “Available at Costcos in: Oregon, Texas, & Virginia,” they said. And you thought Tide Pods caused havoc Costco’s 100-Calorie Vodka Popsicles Are BACK
— Raider Ron (@RaiderRonnie) June 6, 2018

I was considering going Keto, but Costco Vodka Popsicles are back in stock
— Barry Crain (@BarryCrain) June 6, 2018

If anyone needs me, I’ll be at Costco. View this post on Instagram
Spotted Skinny Freezer Frozen WINE Cocktail (aka “adult ice pops”) by @slimchillers Available at Costcos in: Oregon, Texas, & Virginia. “My primary goal was not to eliminate the sugar, but lower it to a point where you could still enjoy your cocktail, but with a lot less guilt.”
Each pop is made with “premium 8-times distilled, charcoal filtered vodka,” according to the company’s website. “Even after just a few fruit margaritas, I always happened to notice my bellybutton inching further away from your spine, and my pants starting looking like leggings,” he said. #costco @costco #wine #cocktails #cocktail #winecocktails #skinnyfreezer #skinnyfreezers #adultbeverage #lowcalorie #costcofinds #costcofood #costcodeals #wineoclock #its5oclocksomewhere #daydrinking #drinkresponsibly #happyhour #bookclub #socialdistancing #covid19 #covid_19 #coronavirus #stayhome #staysafe #flattenthecurve #thursday #april #delish @delish #theCostcoConnoisseur #GoingToAllTheCostcos
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Hurley says he originally created the pops because he always used to love daiquiris, margaritas and vodka martinis, but didn’t love the way they made him feel. Slim Chiller‘s boozy ice pops “Skinny Freezers,” which contain only 100 calories and 8 percent alcohol per pop, are back in stock at Costco to the delight of many, Delish reports. If you don’t live in any of these locations, you can also order these boozy treats online at Hi-Time wine in 12-packs. Currently, they are available in BevMo stores, participating local liquor stores in California, and have previously been sold in select Costco stores across California, Arizona, Nevada and Colorado, so keep checking your local store. RELATED: 10 Boozy Popsicles To Make Your Summer Even Cooler

Oh Boy! All the time. Each pouch is sugar-free and contains zero calories, and can be mixed with your favorite spirit in a blender or on the rocks. Costco is bringing back their 100-calorie boozy popsicles, and you’re going to need all the shelf space you can get. The alcoholic frozen treats come in a variety of new flavors like orangeberry mimosa, peach mango bellini, and blackberry pomegranate sangrini, and are intended help you kick back with a cold drink, guilt-free, Slim Chiller’s creator Phil Hurley previously told PEOPLE. The return of the beloved pops was discovered on an Instagram account called the Costco Connoisseur, which posted a spotting last week.
— Kristen Proby (@Handbagjunkie) June 6, 2018
Slim Chillers also sells other goodies, such as their “Blenderfulls,” which come in four different flavors and are meant to be a healthier solution to a cocktail mixer.

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