KABC-TV(RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif.) — The family of a Colorado man missing for nearly two weeks believes a concussion he suffered may have led to his disappearance.

Oliver Pareece Jones, a father of five from Colorado, was last seen at a Walmart in Rancho Cucamonga, California on April 5. Jones’ family told ABC News station KABC-TV that he was hospitalized with a concussion days before his disappearance after being attacked outside a nightclub in Los Angeles.

“We’re thinking that his concussion really affected his ability to reason or be able to do anything,” said his brother Jared Jones.

On his way from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, Jones, 37, stopped in Rancho Cucamonda and purchased some items at a local Walmart, police said.

Paul Huebl, a private investigator hired by Hones’ family, told KABC-TV many of the items he bought were found in the possession of a transient after Jones’ disappearance.

“It doesn’t make sense because it’s kind of expensive stuff: a cell phone, a radio, some other things,” he said.

The family hasn’t heard from Jones since and claims he ordinarily calls his daughters every day.

“If there’s a little bit of hope, we’re going to hold onto that,” his brother told KABC-TV.

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John Roman/iStock/Thinkstock(TULSA, Okla.) — It’s the age-old debate: Which phone is better, the iPhone or the Android?

But in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Friday morning, a phone debate led two intoxicated roommates to batter each other with broken beer bottles, police said.

Jiro Mendez said the incident started when he and his roommate, Elias Ecevo, were in their apartment’s parking lot arguing over which smartphone was better, according to the Tulsa Police Department. The fight escalated when Ecevo hit Mendez in the head with a bottle before stealing his car, police said.

Police said Mendez’s car was found parked a “short distance away” in their apartment complex.

“In over 35 years as a cop, this is one of the oddest reasons I’ve seen for assault,” Maj. Rod Hummel of the Tulsa police told ABC News.

The roommates were found covered in blood with lacerations on their bodies, according to police, and were treated before being transferred to the Tulsa County Jail Friday afternoon. The police described both men as intoxicated.

Both Mendez and Ecevo were charged with assault with a deadly weapon, police said. They were released from the hospital on Friday and taken to jail.

Another man was in the parking lot during the fight, according to police, but fled before officers responded. He has not yet been identified.

The Tulsa Police Department referred ABC News to the Tulsa County Jail for information on the men’s lawyers and arraignments, but the jail database has not yet been updated to reflect Mendez and Ecevo’s arrests.

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ABC News(SHREVEPORT, La.) — When Glenn Ford walked out of prison for the first time in 30 years, he had a state-issued debit card for $20. His prison account had $0.24. Everything he owned fit into two cardboard boxes.

Until he was freed last March, Ford, now 65, had been one of the longest-serving death row inmates in the United States.

He was convicted in 1984, but then exonerated of first-degree murder after a new informant came forward and cleared him of the crime.

His former lawyer, Gary Clements, was by his side on his client’s first day of freedom.

“Nobody ever finds out the truth. Sometimes they don’t find out in time. Here they did,” Clements said. “That’s a blessing. To say that justice has arrived now, it’s a little 30-years-too-late.”

The person responsible for putting Ford behind bars is Marty Stroud, who prosecuted the original case back in 1984.

Stroud has now apologized to Ford, writing in a letter to the editor of the Shreveport Times in Shreveport, Louisiana, “I was not as interested in justice as I was in winning. … I apologize to Glenn Ford for all the misery I have caused him and his family.”

“That case, I’ll never be able to put it to rest,” Stroud told ABC’s Nightline.

Ford’s case began in 1983, when Isadore Rozeman, a local watch dealer in Shreveport, was found shot dead inside his home repair shop. Within days, the police zeroed in on Ford, who had done yard work for the victim.

Ford was put on trial and after seven days. Even though there were no eyewitnesses and no murder weapon, the jury came back with a guilty verdict and a death sentence, sending Ford to death row.

At the time, Stroud said he was “very pleased” with the verdict and went out and celebrated. But now, he is saying it wasn’t a fair fight.

“The deck was stacked on one end,” he said.

Ford’s court-appointed defense team had almost no experience and no resources.

“The lawyers had never even stepped foot in the courtroom before,” Clements said. “They never tried a case and here they are defending a capital case.”

Stroud reluctantly admitted he further stacked the deck against Ford by ensuring that the jury was all white.

“I knew I was excluding individuals we felt would not seriously consider the death penalty,” he said. “Looking back on it, I was not as sensitive to the issue of race as I am now.”

Ford’s outmatched defense team was also never told about the confidential informants working for law enforcement who pointed the finger at two other suspects, brothers Henry and Jake Robinson, for Rozeman’s murder.

Ford had told police the brothers gave him some items to pawn — items, Ford later learned, that were stolen from the murdered watch dealer’s home.

While Ford sat on death row, the brothers remained free and, according to authorities, may be responsible for five other homicides. Both brothers are now in jail charged with other crimes. Neither, however, is charged with Rozeman’s murder.

Ford’s current attorney, William Most, said Ford’s case challenges people’s notion about how this nation works.

“The guy who didn’t commit the murder is the one who is put in jail and sentenced the death,” Most said. “And the ones who were part of it were let free to commit other crimes.”

Ford would still be on death row today if not for a confidential informant who told police in 2013 that Jake Robinson confessed to him regarding the killing of Isadore Rozeman.

In Louisiana, exonerated former inmates like Ford are eligible for as much as $330,000 in compensation payments. But when Ford petitioned for the money a judge denied his request, saying that while Ford didn’t kill Rozeman, he was not completely innocent because he may have known about the shooting beforehand because of his communication with the brothers.

It’s a claim Ford fiercely denies.

So, his proponents argue, after being locked up for 30 years, the state turned its back on Ford and left him virtually penniless.

“If we truly have a system of justice in this country, Glenn would be compensated for what was done to him,” Most said. “So the extent of whether we have a system of justice, we’ll see — but, you know, I see no justice in Glenn’s story.”

Stroud admitted that he should have done more to help Ford, saying in his letter to the Shreveport Times that Ford “deserved every penny owed to him,” and that “to deny Mr. Ford any compensation for the horrors he suffered … is appalling.”

“It’s an extremely big deal for Marty Stroud, the lead prosecutor to do this,” Clements said. “He could have just sent an apology to Glenn, but he put it out in his community.”

But now, Ford needs that restitution money more than ever. Just months after his release, he was given a different kind of death sentence. He was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer.

He currently survives on donations and is cared for by a staff of volunteers, including John Thompson, another exonerated prisoner, who now operates a home for exonerees.

Ford is now much frailer and easily fatigued, having lost half his body weight. He said he was shocked when Stroud published that letter apologizing to him and his family.

When Stroud wanted to apologize to Ford in person, Ford had mixed feelings about seeing the man who put him away for 30 years. But he granted the meeting, and Nightline was there with cameras rolling.

“I thought about this for a long, long time,” Stroud told him. “I want you to know that I am very sorry. It’s a stain on me that will be with me until I go to my grave, and I wasn’t a very good person at all. I apologize for that.”

Ford said anger is not his driving force and he holds nothing against the former prosecutor. But after having 30 years taken away from him, Ford reluctantly told Stroud, “I’m sorry. I can’t forgive you.”

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ABC News(NEW YORK) — A new museum opens its single door this weekend in Brooklyn, New York, as two comedians-turned-figure skating fans unveil their crowdsourced project to the world.

Viviana Olen and Matt Harkins, friends who live together in Williamsburg, gave ABC News a tour of The Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan 1994 Museum, or as it used to be called, their hallway.

The pair became fascinated by the now decades-old feud between the former figure skaters after watching ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary The Price of Gold, which detailed the attack on Kerrigan before the 1994 Olympics.

The original plan was to blow up a series of pictures of big moments in the athletes’ careers, so Olen and Harkins launched a Kickstarter campaign but were overwhelmed with the response online, finding far more fellow fans than they expected.

With donated fan art projects including a diorama and cross stitches, as well as more than $2,000 in donations, the pair collected enough artifacts to fill their wall space.

Because it is still the apartment where they live, Olen and Harkins will be scheduling the viewings directly with interested parties.

ESPN and ABC News are owned by The Walt Disney Co.

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MattGush/iStock/Thinkstock(FRESNO, Calif.) — At least 11 people were injured in a gas pipeline explosion near a gun range on Friday in Fresno, California.

Fresno County Fire Chief Kerri Donnis said in a news conference late Friday at least 11 people were injured, three of them critically.

Donnis added that firefighters were quickly able to contain a fire that broke out shortly after the blast.

“There is residual gas, which does cause some flames, but it is contained,” she said.

Fresno County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Tonni Botti said a worker struck a gas line around 2:30 p.m. local time, causing the explosion and resulting fire.

#update #correction #GasExplosion. Total of 11 people injured. 3 inmates were taken back to Fresno County Jail & were never hospitalized.

— Fresno Co Sheriff (@FresnoSheriff) April 18, 2015

The blast shut down portions of Highway 99, a busy California highway, for several hours.

“Initially when this thing broke out, we were getting reports of flames shooting anywhere from 70 to 100 feet in the air,” Botti said..

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Joe Robbins/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Five-star recruit Stephen Zimmerman committed to UNLV via Twitter.

The 7-foot Zimmerman, who played high school ball at Las Vegas’ Bishop Gorman High, chose to stay close to home despite being recruited by Kansas, Arizona, Kentucky, and UCLA.

Zimmerman is the No. 10-ranked prospect in the ESPN 100.

UNLV has the chance to have one of the best frontcourts in the NCAA next season if forward Christian Wood decides to return to school instead of entering the NBA Draft. UNLV also brought in Oregon transfer Ben Carter and the No. 27-ranked prospect, forward Derrick Jones.

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Rick Yeatts/Getty Images(ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.) — Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria won’t let a bruised hip stop him from playing.

Longoria, who was hit by a pitch in the hip during Thursday night’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays, started Friday night’s game against the New York Yankees as the Rays’ designated hitter to keep his major league-leading consecutive games played (252) streak alive.

While it’s nice that Longoria is still playing, the Rays hope to have him out in the field soon.

“Hopefully a day and he’ll be back out there,” Rays skipper Kevin Cash said. “But he got squared up pretty good in kind of an awkward spot.”

In 11 games this season, Longoria is hitting .235 with one home run, five runs scored, and a .409 on-base percentage.

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Len Redkoles/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and two assists to help the Washington Capitals erase a 3-1 deficit to top the New York Islanders 4-3.

The win evens the best-of-seven first-round playoff series at a game apiece.

Washington wins despite not having starting goaltender Braden Holtby, who was sick. The Caps called up Philipp Grubauer from the minors, and he made 18 saves in the victory.

The Islanders got on the board first when Cal Clutterbuck scored 5:14 into the game. Ryan Strome then scored 3:24 into the second period to put the Islanders up 2-0. The two teams then traded goals before Alex Ovechkin scored the 32nd playoff goal of his career to make it 3-2.

Washington took advantage of an early power play in the third period when Backstrom found the back of the net to tie the game. Jason Chimera gave the Caps the lead for good less than four minutes later when he took the rebound off of his original shot and wristed the puck past Jaroslav Halak.

The series now shifts to Long Island, where Game 3 will be held on Sunday at 12 p.m. ET.

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Chicago Cubs/MLB(CHICAGO) — Top prospect Kris Bryant made his much anticipated major league debut with the Chicago Cubs on Friday in front of a crowd of 32,138 at Wrigley Field.

Bryant went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts while batting cleanup in the Cubs 5-4 loss to the San Diego Padres.

“Sure, I could have done a little better,” Bryant said. “There’s two sides to the ball. I felt I did well on defense.”

He did. In the first inning he handled a hard-hit grounder by Derek Norris to start a double play. Then, in the fifth inning, he caught a screaming line drive with a runner on first base that possibly saved a run.

Bryant hit .321 with three home runs, 10 RBIs, and two stolen bases for Triple-A Iowa before being called up.

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MattGush/iStock/Thinkstock(FRESNO, Calif.) — At least 11 people were injured in a gas explosion near a gun range on Friday in Fresno, California.

Fresno County Fire Chief Kerri Donnis said in a news conference late Friday at least 11 people were injured.

Donnis added that firefighters were quickly able to contain a fire that broke out shortly after the blast.

“There is residual gas, which does cause some flames, but it is contained,” she said.

Fresno County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Tonni Botti said a worker struck a gas line around 2:30 p.m. local time, causing the explosion and resulting fire.

#update #correction #GasExplosion. Total of 11 people injured. 3 inmates were taken back to Fresno County Jail & were never hospitalized.

— Fresno Co Sheriff (@FresnoSheriff) April 18, 2015

The blast shut down portions of Highway 99, a busy California highway, for several hours.

“Initially when this thing broke out, we were getting reports of flames shooting anywhere from 70 to 100 feet in the air,” Botti said..

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