Cosby’s daughter Ensa, 44, dies in Massachusetts


Cosby’s daughter Ensa, 44, dies in Massachusetts

BOSTON

Bill Cosby’s 44-year-old daughter Ensa Cosby died in Massachusetts from kidney disease, a spokesman for the comedian said Monday.

Spokesman Andrew Wyatt did not immediately offer other details about her death Friday.

Bill Cosby lost another of his five children in 1997 when his 27-year-old son, Ennis, a graduate student at Columbia University, was shot to death while changing a flat tire near a freeway off ramp in Los Angeles. A 22-year-old man was later convicted and sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Bill Cosby, 80, owns a home in the western Massachusetts town of Shelburne Falls.

Ensa Cosby spoke out on her father’s behalf before his trial last year on charges he drugged and molested a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. He has pleaded not guilty and remains free on bail ahead of his retrial scheduled for April 2. His first trial ended with a hung jury last year.

In the wake of Ensa Cosby’s death, Bill Cosby could ask to postpone the pretrial hearing or wave his right to be in court for it. Cosby’s lead attorney, Tom Mesereau, did not immediately respond to messages.

Locklear faces charge of domestic violence

THOUSAND OAKS, CALIF.

Actress Heather Locklear was arrested in an investigation of domestic violence and fighting with deputy sheriffs at her California home, authorities said Monday.

Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance about 10 p.m. Sunday in Thousand Oaks, west of Los Angeles, Ventura County sheriff’s Capt. Garo Kuredjian said.

The victim of the purported domestic violence is a boyfriend who had a physical injury, which makes the offense a felony, Kuredjian said. He did not know details of the injury, but said the man declined treatment.

Locklear was uncooperative with the deputies and became combative, Kuredjian said.

She was also arrested on three misdemeanor counts of battery on a peace officer.

Locklear said she had been injured before the deputies’ arrival and was taken to a hospital and cleared medically before being booked into county jail. She was released on $20,000 bail and is due in court March 13.

An attorney for Locklear declined comment.

The 56-year-old actress was among the biggest stars on television in the 1980s and 1990s, with roles on “Dynasty,” “T.J. Hooker” and “Melrose Place.”

CBS to launch 24-hour sports news network

CBS Corp. is rolling out a 24-hour streaming sports news network that will feature the day’s top news, highlights and analysis.

The company said Monday the network will have a DVR-like functionality that allows viewers to watch previous segments and jump back into live programming seamlessly.

CBS Sports HQ is available on CBSSports.com; the CBS Sports app for key connected TV devices including Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku; the CBS Sports mobile app for iOS and Android; CBSN and the CBS All Access subscription service.

The announcement comes as ESPN continues to struggle, cutting staff as it shifts its focus to digital.

Associated Press

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