Wednesday News Update (11/29)
Welcome to your news update.
MATT LAUER FIRED
Matt Lauer has been fired from NBC's 'Today' show after an employee filed a complaint of inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.
Savannah Guthrie made the announcement at the start of the 'Today' show this morning.
Lauer had been an anchor for the show for two decades.
NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack said in a memo to staff that it was the first complaint lodged against Lauer in his career at the network.
Guthrie says she was informed just before she went on the air.
She says she is heartbroken for Lauer, but also for the woman who accused him of the inappropriate behavior.
FARGO SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT RETIRING
Fargo Public Schools' Superintendent is announcing his unexpected retirement.
Dr. Schatz has been with the school district since 2009 and has been superintendent for the past five years.
He says his last day will be June 30th of next year.
His current contract expires at the end of June.
Schatz is walking away willingly.
He says he simply wants to take a short break from education, and possibly pursue other endeavors.
Schatz insists he doesn't have any other plans at the moment.
He hopes announcing his intent now will give the district plenty of time to find a suitable replacement.
His retirement will end a 32-year career in K-12 education.
BROOKE CREWS HEARING
In a matter of weeks, a major change is expected in the kidnapping and murder case of a pregnant Fargo woman.
Brooke Crews originally pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit murder, kidnapping and giving false information to officers.
But according to online court records, Crews' attorney's filed a change of plea hearing for December 11th.
The other suspect, Crew's boyfriend, William Hoehn is also charged and has pleaded not guilty.
Attorney Mark Friese is not connected with the case but explains Crews could be pleading guilty in exchange for a change in charges or sentencing recommendation.
Hoehn's next court date is set for December 6th.
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