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Saturday June 13rd, 2020 day edition

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Children’s party venue Chuck E. Cheese is on the brink of Chapter 11 bankruptcy and talking to lenders to raise money amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

The brand’s parent, CEC Entertainment Inc., is nearly $1 billion in debt and trying to secure $200 million in loans, the report says.

The report also says the company has a $1.9 million quarterly payment due at the end of the month.

There are currently over 615 locations in the world, including 10 each in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, according to Chuck E. Cheese’s website.

It’s unknown how many stores are at risk of permanently closing.

A Chuck E. Cheese spokesperson didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

Chuck E. Cheese reported in April that first-quarter sales were expected to be down by 21.9% compared to 2019. »

Trudeau: police video of aboriginal chief arrest shocking

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says police dashcam video of the violent arrest of the Canadian aboriginal chief is shocking and not an isolated incident.

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday that black and indigenous people in Canada do not feel safe around police after a police dashcam video emerged of the violent arrest of a Canadian aboriginal chief. »

The mysterious origins of an uncrackable video game

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But this was the chilling trial that faced players of Entombed, an Atari 2600 game, according to the instruction manual.

A downward-scrolling, two-dimensional maze that players had to navigate expertly in order to evade the “clammy, deadly grip” of their zombie foes.

The pair are among a growing number of “video game archaeologists” who are unearthing long forgotten pieces of software and pulling them apart. »

New Jersey police officer charged with assault after allegedly deploying pepper spray 'without provocation'

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(CNN) A New Jersey police officer was charged with two counts of assault on Wednesday after allegedly deploying pepper spray on two people "without provocation," the Camden County Prosecutor's office said in a press release.

Ryan Dubiel, 31, a police officer with Woodlynne Police Department, was charged with two counts of simple assault, prosecutors announced.

An officer is heard on the video telling the young men they are responding to a call for trespassing. »