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Award-winning chef bringing his restaurant chain to Birmingham's historic Ford-Peabody mansion

BIRMINGHAM (CCN) — A Boston-based restaurateur is expanding his chain to Birmingham. Michael Schlow, who has 11 restaurants in the Boston and Washington D.C. areas, is launching a modern Japanese restaurant at Birmingham's historic Ford-Peabody mansion with partners Clint Mansour and Kenny Koza. Mansour is a real estate developer and Koza is a hotel owner. Day-to-day kitchen operations will be led by Jamaican-born chef Lloyd Roberts.  Schlow won the Food & Wine Best New Chef award in 1996 and won the Best Chef: Northeast James Beard Award in 2000. He has appeared on TV shows known as Top Chef Masters, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and The Rachel Ray Show.  

Making a Murder 2 to follow appeals for pair made famous by Netflix documentary

 MADISON, WISCONSIN (CCN) — Netflix has announced an Oct. 19 release of a sequel to its popular “Making a Murderer” documentary series. The sequel follows the appeals of Steven Avery and his nephew, Brendan Dassey, who were convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the 2005 murder of Madison photographer Teresa Halbach who was found in a salvage yard owned by Avery's family. Avery insists police framed him and Dassey argued that police detectives coerced him into a false confession about helping Avery rape and kill Halbach. 

Bill Cosby handcuffed, taken away to prison after getting sentence of 3 to 10 years by Pennsylvania

NORRISTOWN, PENN. (CCN) — Actor Bill Cosby was handcuffed and taken away to prison Monday afternoon after a Pennsylvania judge handed down a sentence of 3 to 10 years and called him a "violent sexual predator." Cosby, 81, had been free on bond since a conviction last April on sexual assault charges after dozens of women came forward to accuse him of drugging and raping them. It was the first trial in the so-called "Me Too" movement.