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Listen Up: A Closer Look at the Top Stories for Wednesday, April 11

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 

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1. T.J. Miller Arrested for Calling in Fake Bomb Threat on Train: Feds

Actor and funnyman T.J. Miller was arrested at Laguardia Airport on Monday, weeks after feds say he called 911 to report a fake bomb threat. 

Miller allegedly made the call while on an Amtrak train for New York last month. Investigators say he said a female passenger had a bomb in her purse. Feds claim Miller was motivated by some sort of "grudge."

Miller could face up to five year in prison if he is convicted. 

Read more here.

2. 'Carolina Reaper' Sends Man to Hospital With Thunderclap Headache

Fear the reaper -- the Carolina Reaper that is. 

The Carolina Reaper is also known as the world's hottest chili pepper. 

A man in New York was sent to the hospital after one of those peppers in a contest. The man developed intense headaches and pains. Well, it turns out the pepper cause a major artery in his brain to narrow. 

He was treated and is expected to be OK. It's the first case where a hot pepper sparked a temporary brain disorder. 

Read more here.

3. NYC's Most Popular Dogs of 2017 Revealed

Give your cat or dog an extra pat Wednesday because it's National Pet Day. 

For all the dog lovers out there, the American Kennel Club recently revealed the top five dog breeds in the Big Apple. 

The French Bulldog is the most popular in New York City. 

Read more here.

For the latest entertainment news and things to do, tune in to New York Live, Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. on NBC 4 New York. 

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