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Heartbeat actor Bill Maynard dies at 89

BBC News

Heartbeat actor Bill Maynard has died at the age of 89 after a career spanning eight decades. Daughter-in-law Jacqueline Reddin said he died in hospital in Leicestershire, shortly after breaking his hip in a fall from a mobility scooter. "He was larger than life and he just loved showbiz," she said. "He was so proud of the fact that he had been working for 81 years." He was perhaps best known as Claude Jeremiah Greengrass in Heartbeat.


Ex-Santa Clara University professor charged with setting blaze near Dixie fire

Boston Herald

SACRAMENTO – A 47-year-old man with ties to the South Bay has been charged in federal court with setting at least one arson fire near the Dixie fire, potentially endangering crews battling to contain what is now the second largest fire in state history, according to court documents. Gary Stephen Maynard previously lived in San Jose and worked for Santa Clara University. Maynard is accused of setting the Ranch fire in the Lassen National Forest, behind the Dixie fire lines, on Aug. 7. He has also been linked but not charged with the Moon and Conard fires, which ignited on Aug. 5 and Aug. 7, respectively, in the same area. "Maynard's fires were placed in the perfect position to increase the risk of firefighters being trapped between fires," Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Anderson wrote in a memorandum seeking to keep Maynard locked up while the case against him proceeds.


'Bachelorette' Alum Emily Maynard Gives Birth, Welcomes Third Child With Tyler Johnson

International Business Times

The newest addition to Emily Maynard's family has arrived! The "Bachelorette" alum gave birth to her fourth child, her third with husband Tyler Johnson, on Sunday. Johnson, who revealed the happy news on Instagram Stories, posted several pictures of Maynard at the hospital throughout the day. He shared photos of Maynard before giving birth, a photo of her holding her newborn, and a photo the baby meeting her 12-year-old big sister, Ricki. Maynard, meanwhile, shared a photo of a celebratory bottle of Veuve Cliquot champagne, which she apparently enjoyed in the hospital following her delivery.


Ex-professor charged with starting four California wildfires

FOX News

Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. A former college professor was indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday for allegedly starting four wildfires in Northern California earlier this year that threatened to trap firefighters as they battled a massive fire nearby, federal prosecutors said. Gary Stephen Maynard, 47, faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each count of arson to federal property, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California said in a statement. According to court documents, Maynard's alleged arson spree included blazes he started in July and August behind crews fighting the Dixie Fire, which became the second biggest wildfire in California history, scorching more than 1,500 square miles and destroying more than 1,000 structures.


Joyce Maynard's Second Chances

The New Yorker

Joyce Maynard did not fit in at Yale the first time around. When she arrived on campus as a freshman, in 1971, she was a lonely, aloof eighteen-year-old. She would wake at sunrise to compose letters to her parents about campus life, as though, she'd later recall, she were "Margaret Mead observing the behaviors of some South Sea island tribe." When she could not find a "safe place to sit" in the dining hall, she'd smuggle small meals into her dormitory. On many weekends, she stood by the side of I-91 to hitchhike home to New Hampshire.