New York Daily News — A Texas juror forgot to tell her family she was deliberating into the evening, prompting relatives to file a missing person report.

The juror had been working late Thursday evening in the McLennan County Courthouse in Waco when family members became concerned, according to the Tribune-Herald.

“This was a very intense trial and deliberations obviously were very intense because they deliberated for seven hours, and I think they just got so absorbed in what they were doing,” Judge Ralph Strother told the newspaper.

“It is comforting to know that the jury was taking it seriously, but we don’t want them to take it so seriously that they forget their families.”

In more than two decades as a prosecutor and a judge, Strother said that this was the first time a missing person report was filed for someone on jury duty.

“We knew everything was OK, and I’m sure the family member was quite concerned, and I don’t blame them,” Strother told the paper. “But from our perspective, it kind of brought a bit of comic relief from a very intense trial.”

After her family filed the missing person report, two Waco officers went to the courthouse to check on her whereabouts. Jurors were still working at 11:45 p.m. when the officers interrupted their deliberations.

This is absolutely something my mom would do. If I don’t let her know when I get home after driving at night or in the rain she is ready to call the police and I am three weeks away from being 25 years old. When my brother was studying abroad and she didn’t hear from him for two hours she almost contacted the embassy. But it’s because she cares.

Even so, I understand how this juror must have felt and can picture her eye-roll when officers told her they were there because her family thought she was missing and actually filed a missing person’s report, which is the ultimate worried mom move.

But I bet you this tactic worked because this juror will always check-in with her family when she’s going to be late from now on.

It’s actually kind of sweet that she has a family who worries enough to go through the trouble of filing a missing person’s report when she’d only been gone seven hours. We should all be so lucky.

Blog Author: 
Lucy Burdge

Good morning, here is your Monday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories and scores from our news wire.

Good morning, here is your Monday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories and scores from our news wire.

NBA: Boston at Houston, 8 p.m. (CSN; NBATV)
NHL: Florida at Boston, 7 p.m. (NESN)
NHL: Buffalo at Washington, 7 p.m. (NHL)
NFL: Indianapolis at NY Jets, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: CSUN at St. John’s, 6:30 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Stetson at Iowa, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: UConn at Syracuse, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)


Bud Selig

Bud Selig

— Former MLB commissioner Bud Selig was voted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday along with MLB executive and current Braves president John Schuerholz. The two will be inducted into the Hall in July 2017.

They were voted in by the Era Committee on the the “Today’s Game Era Ballot” spanning from 1988 to the present.

Former players are considered for induction along with non-players involved in the game.

Others being considered for induction but who missed the cut included Lou Piniella, Mark McGwire, Orel Hershiser, Albert Belle and George Steinbrenner.

— Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis is the latest NBA player to weigh in on Donald Trump, but unlike others around the league Porzingis indicated he thinks the country should give Trump a chance as president.

In an interview published in Complex Magazine on Friday, Porzingis said he doesn’t know much about the current political climate but can relate to Trump’s situation of being doubted.

“Honestly, I didn’t follow it that much. I don’t really know the positive things and the negative things that this whole thing has but, anyway, you have to give him a chance, you know?” Porzingis said. “People are saying like [the] same thing with me — they booed me at first, you know? So you never know. You know, you have to give him a chance. [But] I don’t try to get involved in the political things too much, that can only cause trouble for me.”

ICYMI: Last week Dr. Oz explained the physiology of Rob Gronkowski’s back injury. If you’re still not quite sure exactly what happened to Gronk, here is a breakdown, courtesy of TMZ Sports:

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Like I’ve said, I’ve watched him play since I was like in eighth grade and I’ve been here for eight years. That tells you something. To get to see him do this, couldn’t happen to a better guy or a better player. Everything he’s done he’s deserved. He should be the face of this league with how his story, how he prepares — he’s a family man. Couldn’t happen to anyone better.” — Patriots receiver Julian Edelman, on Tom Brady reaching 201 career wins, the most for any quarterback in the history of the NFL 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: LeGarrette Blount (29), Jim Plunkett (68)

Blog Author: 
Lucy Burdge
Jason, Liam, and Bill recap everything from TLC.
Jason, Liam, and Bill recap everything from TLC.

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Butch Stearns joins Glenn and Fred to react to the Patriots victory over the Rams. They discuss Tom Brady's record setting 201st quarterback victory and debate if he is truly the greatest player of all time.
Glenn and Fred open the show reacting to the Patriots beat down of the Los Angeles Rams. They discuss the defense and debate whether todays game is a sign of things to come.
Pete takes a look at all of the games set to kick off for week 13 in the NFL.

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Pete and Price get to more analysis and breakdowns as they discuss how both of these teams will approach one another. They talk about things to keep an eye on and interesting stats before getting Price's prediction.