Wednesday October 23, 2019

Archive for the ‘Crime’ Category

‘Pioneer Woman’ star Ree Drummond’s daughter arrested for underage drinking: report

Food Network star Ree Drummond’s daughter, Paige, was reportedly arrested and charged with possession of alcohol by a person under the age of 21, as well as public intoxication.  More…

Cuba Gooding Jr. lawyer: surveillance video shows ‘no criminality’

A lawyer for Cuba Gooding Jr. says surveillance video shows the “Jerry Maguire” star is innocent of groping allegations at a Manhattan rooftop bar — and now he’s reconsidering turning himself in to authorities in New York.  More…

New York Times op-ed calls out ‘unlivable’ conditions in Democratic-led cities

A New York Times opinion piece is calling attention to the "unlivable" conditions in many American cities, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s hometown of San Francisco. In the op-ed, titled "America’s Cities Are Unlivable. Blame Wealthy Liberals," author Farhad Manjoo wrote of the "developing-world nightmare" unfolding in his home state.  More…

“I Flew Too Close to the Sun. No Question. Icarus”: Inside the Epic Fall of Michael Avenatti

Stormy Daniels’s former attorney is a hyper-aggressive narcissist with shadows in his past—which made him a perfect adversary for Donald Trump. For a few months, the #Resistance hero even thought he could be president. Then the past caught up with him.  More…

New Jersey man who allegedly urinated on cancer victim’s memorial is fired by dad from family business

The New Jersey man allegedly seen in a viral video urinating on a memorial for a 9-year-old boy who died of cancer has been fired from his job in his family’s business. Bryan Bellace, 23, was arrested Sunday after a video circulating online seemingly showed him using the memorial at a playground in Mays Landing as a bathroom stall.  More…

Ellen DeGeneres details sexual assault at 15

Ellen DeGeneres revealed that she was sexually assaulted by her stepfather when she was just 15 years old. Ellen, now 61, told David Letterman on an episode of his Netflix series, “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman,” that her mother Betty DeGeneres married “a very bad man” before she was diagnosed with breast cancer.  More…

Woman charged in fatal bus push of elderly man released on bail

The woman charged with murder after police said she was caught on video pushing a 74-year-old man face-first off a bus in Las Vegas has been released on bail.  More…

Lawyer who intervened in Jussie Smollett case refuses subpoena

A former top aide to Michelle Obama refused to be served a subpoena Wednesday related to her contact with Chicago prosecutor Kim Foxx in the Jussie Smollett case. The subpoena was issued by former Illinois Appellate Judge Sheila O’Brien as part of her request for a special prosecutor to investigate the Cook County state’s attorney’s handling of Smollett’s criminal case.  More…

Texas father wrestles gun away, shoots intruder outside 13-year-old daughter’s bedroom

A Texas father wrested a gun from an intruder outside his 13-year-old daughter’s bedroom early Sunday and shot him multiple times, police said. The suspect, who police said was in his early 30s, broke into the family’s Houston home through the ground floor window sometime after midnight.  More…

Coca-Cola billionaire arrested after private jet search turns up $1.3M in cannabis

A Greek billionaire and heir to the Coca-Cola fortune was arrested on the Caribbean Island of St. Kitts after a search of his private jet uncovered more than $1.3 million worth of cannabis on board.  More…

De Blasio’s NYPD vehicle reportedly drove wrong way in crash at center of alleged cover-up

An NYPD vehicle driving New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to an event in Harlem was going the wrong way at the time of a crash that’s drawn recent controversy, a new report reveals. A newly released accident report showed that Detective Edgar Robles was traveling in the wrong direction, with the siren and lights on, when the vehicle plowed into a truck that was making a legal turn.  More…

‘Empire’ to end after Season 6 with ‘no plans’ to bring Jussie Smollett back

Fox announced that its hit drama “Empire” will end after Season 6 and that there are still no plans to bring back Jussie Smollett’s character. The series recently aired the Season 5 finale after writing the embattled star out of the final episodes. Smollett was accused of faking a hate crime attack against himself in Chicago. He maintained his innocence and the 16 charges against him were ultimately dropped.  More…

Drugs, sex and death inside the infamous Chateau Marmont

Of all the jaw-dropping things — movie-star affairs, secret parties and tragedies of many stripes — that have happened at the Chateau Marmont hotel in West Hollywood, the most notorious remains comedian John Belushi’s 1982 drug death. Lesser known, however, are the stories of celebrity copycats who seemingly wanted to follow in his footsteps.  More…

Patriotic patrol-car lettering sparks backlash in California city

A Southern California police department is drawing both praise and ire for the new star-spangled logo on the sides of its patrol vehicles, according to reports. The Laguna Beach Police Department in Orange County recently added American-flag-style lettering for the word "police" on the sides of the vehicles.  More…

NY Dems block bill expanding college tuition for Gold Star families after approving $27M in tuition aid for illegal immigrants

New York Assembly Democrats on Tuesday blocked a bill that proposed expanding college tuition aid for children of deceased and disabled military veterans after– having a week earlier– approved a state budget that set aside $27 million in college tuition aid for illegal immigrants.  More…