CLEVELAND — On Friday's 3News Now with Stephanie Haney, the top headlines include why 170,000 text messages from February 14 got sent for the first time on Thursday, which Rock and Roll Hall of Fame hopeful is leading the fan vote, and why Cedar Point is waiting until December 11 to tell us what it has in store for us next season.
3News reporter Brandon Simmons also stops by the live stream to talk about the last Smart Summon update for Tesla owners that has people in Cleveland scratching their heads when these driverless cars roll by in parking lots.
If you got a message from an ex yesterday that said "Happy Valentine’s Day," you were not alone. A lot of people did, and it got awkward.
There was one case where a woman got a message from an ex she hasn’t talked to in months. She said that was not good for her mental health.
In another case a woman with a nephew in the hospital got a text that said "OMG," which understandably made her very worried.
A telecom vendor called Syniverse said this all happened because a server failed on February 14, and nearly 170,000 messages from multiple carriers didn't go through. When that server was reactivated on Thursday, those messages got sent.
In a statement sent to The Associated Press by Verizon, Syniverse said it is reviewing internal procedures so this doesn't happen again. Syniverse typically deletes messages that don't go through. Syniverse didn't immediately respond to a request for more details.
As the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame fan votes continues on, Dave Matthews Band has edged out Pat Benatar, who has now fallen to second place.
The Doobie Brothers, Soundgarden and Judas Priest make up the rest of the top five.
You can select up to 5 Nominees each day to vote for, but you only get to submit your 5-person ballot once each day.
At the end of the voting period the top five artists selected by the public will make up a “fan ballot," hich will be factored in when determining the final list of 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. The induction ceremony is here in Cleveland this year on May 2.
With the weekend upon, Stephanie also has your guide to fun in Northeast Ohio from Friday through Sunday, including the fact that Nobel Prize winning musical icon Bob Dylan is in town.
On 3News Now, digital anchor Stephanie Haney covers the top headlines, trending topics and previews what we’re working on for you right now ahead of What Matters Most at 6 P.M., Front Row at 7 P.M. and What’s Next at 11 P.M.
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