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30 Injured After Floor Collapses During Clemson Fraternity's Homecoming Party

Disaster struck during a party at an apartment clubhouse on Saturday night, when a floor collapsed under dozens of partygoers in Clemson, South Carolina.

Video footage from the incident shared on social media shows a roomful of people jumping up and down to the music before they’re suddenly sent plummeting to the floor below as the middle of the dance floor caves in.

The Clemson City Police Department revealed 30 people were taken to local hospitals on Sunday morning, WSPA reported.

The incident occurred at an annual homecoming weekend party thrown by the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity at The Woodlands of Clemson, an off-campus apartment and townhome residence, according to a campus update from Clemson University obtained by PEOPLE.

Twenty-three students were transported to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the campus update. Additionally, several partygoers also took themselves to local hospitals, which brought the number of injuries to approximately 30.

“You could hear the floor about to go through, kind of,” Jeremy Tester, one of the attendees at the party, told CNN, “but nobody thought it was going to happen. They just kept going.”

Another partygoer, Jaylen Adams, added that he could actually feel the floor moving up and down before the collapse. “It was just a shocking moment for everyone,” he continued, adding that he saw some people “crying” and “bleeding.”

“We’re just thankful that it was not any worse than it was,” Clemson Police Chief Jimmy Dixon told CNN affiliate WYFF, adding that no partygoers had been trapped after the floor collapsed.

The investigation into what caused the collapse is ongoing, CNN reported.

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Police first received a call about the collapse around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, reported the Greenville News.

Clemson University EMS and Fire were also dispatched and helped transport the injured partygoers to the hospital, according to the campus alert.

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“The University will continue to do everything it can to help and support our students who were affected by this terrible situation, as well as their families and friends,” Clemson University President Jim Clements said in the campus

Read more: https://people.com/human-interest/30-injured-floor-collapses-homecoming-bash-clemson/

What Life in Prison Is Like for Making a Murderer's Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey

What Life in Prison Is Like for Making a Murderer's Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey

Netflix’s docuseries Making a Murderer, released in December 2015, was like a spotlight turning on — overnight — in the case of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey.

A skeptical account of their prosecution for the 2005 murder of photographer Teresa Halbach, the series brought national attention to allegations of planted evidence, a coerced confession and a coverup.

It inspired fervent debate around the country about Avery and Dassey’s guilt, and it returned for 10 new episodes on Friday, narrowing in on the push for Avery and Dassey to be free. (The series has been criticized by the Halbach family, who again declined to participate.)

“There was such a tremendous response to the first season,” says co-director Laura Ricciardi. “And we understood that people had lots of questions at the end.”

Life in prison for Avery and Dassey, his nephew, reflects the limitations of their incarceration as well as their fame since Making a Murderer‘s premiere.

• For more on Making a Murderer part 2 and what has changed in the case in the last three years, subscribe now to PEOPLE or pick up this week’s issue, on newsstands now.

“The world you see in part 2 is in many ways a new world because of part 1,” co-director Moira Demos tells PEOPLE. That includes increased support for and scrutiny of both Avery and Dassey, as well as outsiders looking to capitalize on their raised profiles.

“People are selling friendly letters for money or writing fake letters,” Demos says.

Avery, now 56, has twice gotten engaged while in custody — with the tabloid media following along at every turn — and he spends time at the maximum-security Waupun Correctional Institution working in the kitchen and receiving visits from family and a few close friends, says his attorney, Kathleen Zellner.

Still, she says, “It’s hell on Earth.”

Zellner says Avery is “at the beginning” of his appeal process, but his nephew’s hopes are dimmer since the U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up his case this summer. His next legal steps are not known, though his attorneys say they are continuing the fight.

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Read more: https://people.com/crime/steven-avery-brendan-dassey-life-in-prison/

Paula Abdul Falls Head First Off Stage in Video Taken at Mississippi Concert

Paula Abdul Falls Head First Off Stage in Video Taken at Mississippi Concert

Paula Abdul is picking herself back up after a rough fall.

The former American Idol judge, 56, took a head-first tumble as she performed at the Hard Rock Live in Biloxi, Mississippi, on Saturday. In a fan’s video of the mishap, Abdul was entertaining the crowd during her Straight Up Paula! tour when she danced dangerously close to the stage’s edge.

Singing her 1991 single “The Promise of a New Day” while wearing heels, Abdul clapped her hands and encouraged the audience to “c’mon” before falling into the audience. Though Abdul’s reaction could not be heard through the speakers, multiple concertgoers shrieked out of concern for the star.

“She did not seem hurt at the time of the fall and still finished like a champ,” the fan who posted the video tells PEOPLE. “She stated she was a dancer, and falls and drops she has gotten used to over the years.”

A rep for Abdul did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment about Abdul’s condition after the fall.

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On Friday, Abdul had to cancel a performance in Louisiana. “I am devastated that tonight’s show cannot take place due to an unexpected venue production issue that we learned about once we arrived — as you know I’ve been working tirelessly to make this show a memorable experience for you all,” she wrote on Instagram.

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Abdul added, “I am looking forward to continuing the tour as planned. You have no idea how excited I am to get on stage for all of you. I love you all so much — thank you!! Xo P.”

Abdul suffered from chronic pain for decades after a cheerleading accident when she was 17.

Read more: https://people.com/music/paula-abdul-falls-concert-mississippi/

Teresa Giudice Asks Crowd to Pray Husband 'Gets to Come Home and See Our Daughter Graduate'

Teresa Giudice Asks Crowd to Pray Husband 'Gets to Come Home and See Our Daughter Graduate'

Teresa Giudice has remained mostly silent after a judge ruled that her husband Joe Giudice would be deported to Italy following his prison sentence. But on Sunday, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star made her first public appearance in the wake of the news and had a simple message for fans.

Appearing before a crowd at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut — on a panel of Bravo stars that included Real Housewives of Orange County‘s Tamra Judge and Kelly Dodd as well as Real Housewives of New York City‘s Dorinda Medley — the mother of four looked to be good spirits while remaining mum about details of her husband’s legal issues, save for one quick statement.

“Everybody, please pray for my family that my husband Joe gets to come home see our daughter Gia graduate,” she said, according to a source at the scene. “And that’s all I’m going to say.”

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Though Teresa failed to give any indication as to what’s next for the Giudice family, her daughters have been vocal about Joe, 48, on social media.

“Let’s fight this,” Gia, 17, wrote on Instagram earlier this month, captioning a since-deleted video created by a man named Fred Rubino that called for an appeal of Joe’s impending deportation to his native Italy.

She then shared a throwback photo to her Instagram Story of herself as a little girl holding onto Joe’s shoulders. “This is one of my favorite pictures of me and my dad,” Gia wrote. “My father is no threat to society he is one of the most warm hearted people I know. He would never harm a soul. He puts everyone else before himself.”

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“I know who my father is and I think many of you do too,” Gia added. “My father did his time and learned from his mistakes. Isn’t being in there supposed to make you r

Read more: https://people.com/tv/teresa-giudice-asks-crowd-pray-husband-joe/

Kim Kardashian's Family Pens Heartwarming Tributes for Her 38th Birthday: 'You Are Super Woman'

Kim Kardashian's Family Pens Heartwarming Tributes for Her 38th Birthday: 'You Are Super Woman'

Kim Kardashian West is feeling the birthday love!

In honor of the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star turning 38 on Sunday, her family members filled social media with their heartwarming birthday messages.

“Happy birthday sweet Kimberly!!!” Khloé Kardashian, 34, wrote on Instagram alongside a series of happy snapshots, including one of the two sisters sitting together with their newborn daughters. “My entire life you’ve always been someone that I look up to. To me, You are super woman!! I’m not sure how you do it all and make everything look so easy. People have no idea how selfless of a human being you are. With no credit wanted either.”

“I am so impressed by the woman, wife and mother you have become,” she continued, adding that she feels “so thankful” the pair have grown “closer over the last year.”

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In a touching reflection on the value of family, the Good American founder added that without her sister, “I would be lost.”

“Crazy s— happens to us all of the time, but how f— lucky are we that we get to experience this crazy thing called life with one another? I know for certain, that no matter what happens to any of us, we will always be OK because we have one another,” she continued.

“I hope you have the happiest of birthdays Keeks! I pray that every wish you have, it comes true. You are so deserving,” she wrote. “I love you!! Until the end of time, I love you!!!”

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Peppering in a dash of nostalgia, Kendall Jenner shared a clip from the tear-jerking video West made for his wife’s birthday last year, which was filled with footage from her childhood.

In Kendall’s excerpt, a young Kim, circa 1999, can be seen smiling while opening up about all the things she feels thankful for.

“I’m thankful for the life that we’re living now and my family that I have,” she said.

“Happy birthday to my beautiful sister @kimkardashian,” the 22-year-old model captioned the clip, adding a rose emoji.

Kim’s youngest sister Kylie Jenner, 21, also shared her own tribute, posting a clip from t

Read more: https://people.com/tv/kim-kardashian-38-birthday-family-tributes/

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