A Columbia journalism student will tell jurors on Friday how a sadist turned her Manhattan apartment into a "torture chamber" where she was raped, disfigured and nearly blinded.
"He ordered her to stab out her eyes," Assistant District Attorney Ann Prunty said Thursday as she opened the trial of 31-year-old Robert Williams with a horrific account of the alleged assault on April 13, 2007.
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By Sam Wood
INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A double shooting at a Catholic elementary school early this morning left a man and a woman dead before dawn.
Gunshots rang out at 4:10 a.m. at the Holy Innocents Catholic School in Philadelphia's Juniata section, police said.
Two women were sitting in a van parked on the school's grounds when a gunman approached and opened fire. The shots fatally wounded a 19-year-old a… Continue
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A number of MC's have spoken out in the last two days about Barack Obama wining the Democratic nomination for President.
"Today is one of the greatest and proudest moments of my life," Diddy told MTV of Obama's nomination. "Not just as a black man, but as an American. Senator Obama becoming the Democratic nominee for president is history in the making and proof that we do live in the greatest country in the world!"
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A motorist was shot and critically wounded early today in St. Louis, the last of three shootings in a three-hour period.
The driver, 19, was being fired upon near Wells and Arlington avenues about 3 a.m. today. He was shot several times before crashing his car. The young man is expected to die, and St. Louis homicide detectives were called in.
After being hit, the driver struck a parked car… Continue
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*Evander Holyfield has boxed himself into a corner. The former heavyweight champion's $10 million mansion in Georgia is under foreclosure, and one of his babymamas says he owes thousands of dollars in child support.
A legal notice published in a local paper showed Holyfield's sprawling 235-acre estate in Fayette County is set to be auctioned on July 1 by Washington Mutual Bank, according to the Atlanta… Continue
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Atlanta rapper T.I. continues his growing list of big movie roles as he has just signed a three-picture deal with Sony's Screen Gems.
According to Variety, Bone Deep is the first film to be released under the deal. The heist flick will feature the self-proclaimed "King of the South" alongside actors Matt Dillon and Idris Elba from "The Wire." Directed by John Luessenhop, the drama will be based in New York and center on a group of bank… Continue
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SOHH recently caught up with DJ Khaled on the star-studded set of his new music video to talk about his label deal with Def Jam, his global aspirations, and his upcoming album.
Khaled is set to kick off his new disc We Global with the release of his first single, "Out Here Grindin'" - which features the DJ's usual all-star cast of heavyweights; Akon, Rick Ross, Lil' Wayne, Young Jeezy, Lil' Boosie, Trick… Continue
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Star witness Lisa Van Allen is currently testifying about the three-way sessions she had with the Urinator and the under-age hussy at the heart of this case. It may be a tad long - but it’s a very juicy read:
“Van Allen said she had met R. Kelly at the video shoot for ‘Home Alone,’ in which she appeared, in late 1997 or early 1998. She talked with Kelly and ended up having ‘intercourse’ with him in the trailer, she said. She was 17 at… Continue
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Mourners lit candles, strung balloons around a street sign and left teddy bears at a makeshift memorial to 12-year-old Quintae Cooper, who died Sunday in a drive-by shooting while he played with friends on Saginaw's Southeast Side.
More than 100 people -- infants held in arms, a few adults and children in tears -- gathered Monday at Livingston and Tausend, where gunfire ended the life of the Webber Middle School… Continue
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Shakir Stewart was appointed to the top post at Def Jam Recordings, but he wants to make it clear he’s not replacing Jay-Z.
“I was appointed as the Executive Vice President of Def Jam and what we put out was simply that,” Stewart told XXLmag.com. “I don’t look at it as replacement to Jay-Z. I think Jay-Z is, obviously, an iconic rapper, a good label president, and a good friend of mine. These are big shoes to fill for anyone to come in and say… Continue
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Usher’s new album is titled Here I Stand and the Atlanta star’s foresight could have been any better as he easily stands atop the Billboard album charts.
The singer sold 442,930 copies of his latest album, powered by his Polow Da Don-produced hit “Love in this Club,” featuring Young Jeezy.
Veteran UGK rapper Bun B hold down the number four slot as his latest, II Trill, sold just over 40,000 copies to bring his two-week… Continue
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f you ever make your way to Green Bay, Wisconsin, one cat you wouldn't want to step to is Packers running back Noah Herron. You might end up with a bedpost upside your head. Last Friday, Herron called 911 when he heard glass breaking on the lower level of his house in Green Bay. He told police that an unknown number of people entered his house. Herron unscrewed one of his bedposts from his bed and when one of the intruders tried to enter his… Continue
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*Hours after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Monday he would allow suspended cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones to join the club all the way up to the regular season and will decide by Sept. 1 if he can be fully reinstated, Jones' teammate Terrell Owens agreed to extend his contract for another three years.
"Commissioner Goodell told Jones that his continued participation in the NFL depends on demonstrating that he can conduct himself… Continue
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*It's official. Illinois Senator Barack Hussein Obama can now say he is the Democratic Party's nominee to run against the Republican Party's nominee John McCain in November.
Obama's claim to the nomination is also historic because it marks the first time that a black person has ever headed the ticket of a major American political party.
"America, this is our moment," the 46-year-old senator said in his first appearance as… Continue
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According to rapbasement.com, R&B singer T-Pain is launching his own digital music label called Nappy Boy Digital. He is currently signed to Akon's Konvict Music, the new digital label will allow him to release his music to fans via music download sites. "Nappy Boy Digital is a dream come true for me," T-Pain said in a statement. "I'm excited about bringing music by new artists to people fresh out of the studio."
"My life and career… Continue
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A 17-year old Proviso East High School student who planned on graduating early in December was shot to death in a car Monday in west suburban Maywood.
Tawanna K. Ford of the 500 block of 22nd Avenue in Bellwood was shot in the head around 8 p.m. while sitting in the passenger seat of a moving vehicle near 9th Avenue and Washington Boulevard, police officials said.
Proviso East High School Principal Milton Patch said he got a… Continue
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Tip leads to arrest; charges include rape, burglary, robbery
A man with a past that includes domestic assault and patronizing a prostitute has been charged in connection with a series of Memphis home invasions and sexual attacks.
Kim Eddy, 28, is charged with at least one count each of aggravated burglary, theft of property ($10,000 to $60,000), aggravated sexual battery,… Continue
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