*Naomi Campbell spent all day Tuesday at a desk job as part of the community service stemming from her air rage plea deal earlier this year.
The supermodel was assigned to handle paperwork at London's Whitechapel Mission soup kitchen to help fulfill her sentence of 200 hours of helping the homeless.
"Naomi is really eager to do the work that is required of her and give something back to the community," a friend told… Continue
Serena Williams took home the trophy at this year’s US Open:
Five years after completing the `Serena Slam’ by winning all four tennis Grand Slam titles back- to-back, Serena Williams targeted a new period of dominance following her victory at the U.S. Open yesterday. “It doesn’t stop here,” Williams told a press conference after beating Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 6-4, 7-5 at the National Tennis Center in New York. “I want to get double digits. I… Continue
WINONA, Miss. (AP) -- Curtis Giovanni Flowers will be tried the fifth time on September 22 for the shooting deaths of four people at a Winona furniture store in 1996.
Prosecutors will seek the death penalty.
Flowers is charged in the shooting deaths of shop owner Bertha Tardy and three of her employees.
Flowers has been convicted and sentenced to death in three previous trials involving the case, but each conviction was… Continue
Deputies Capture Suspected Murderer
Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies helped capture a suspected murderer from Greenville Mississippi today. Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team, Street Crimes and Fugitive Bureaus, worked with the Mid-South Fugitive Task force and the Mississippi Gulf Coast Task force to make the arrest.
About one o’clock, Deputies and U.S. Marshals tracked Letarus Crawford, 32, of Greenville, to a southeast… Continue
Rapper FAT JOE has lashed out at fellow Puerto Rican DADDY YANKEE for publicly endorsing U.S. presidential candidate JOHN McCAIN.
The reggaeton superstar recently confessed he’s a big admirer of the Arizona Senator, who will compete in the race to the White House with Democrat Barack Obama.
And his comments have upset Fat Joe, who insists Yankee is a "sellout". The heavyweight rap star, a big fan of Obama, says, "I feel real disgusted… Continue
*Actor Julius Carry III, best known as the villain Sho'Nuff from the 1985 film "The Last Dragon," died on Aug. 19 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 56.
The Chicago native started his film career in 1979 with the role of Malik Jamal Truth in "The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh." He went on to appear in other small films, such as "Disco Godfather" and "The Man with One Red Shoe."'
But his most memorable big screen… Continue
Bond was set at $2 million during an arraignment Friday morning for the 22-year-old man charged in connection with the robbery and killing of a BP gas station clerk Wednesday morning, authorities said.
Anthony Belton, of 934 Cuthbert Rd., was charged with aggravated murder and aggravated robbery, both with gun specifications.
2 held in fatal shooting at West Toledo gas station
From earlier… Continue
*It's a sad day in the entertainment world. Chicago comedian Bernie Mac has died at age 50.
"Actor/comedian Bernie Mac passed away this morning from complications due to pneumonia in a Chicago area hospital," his publicist, Danica Smith, said in a statement from Los Angeles.
No other details were immediately available and the family asked that their privacy be respected.
Mac suffered from sarcoidosis, an inflammatory lung… Continue
Chicago police overnight shot and killed an unidentified armed man who shot at police and then barricaded himself in a gangway on the South Side, police said.
The gunman hit one officer's shoe and the bulletproof vest of another, but wounded neither one, police said. He also opened fire with his semi-automatic gun on a police helicopter hovering over the scene in the Auburn Gresham community, police said.
The incident marked the second time in less… Continue
Police have charged a member of the security staff at a night club where another security guard was shot earlier this week with extortion, abduction and impersonating a police officer.
Early Monday, a security staffer at Club Mystique, in the 1500 block of General Booth Boulevard, was shot after an argument broke out. The victim, whose identity was not released, is in critical condition. A 21-year-old man has been charged in the… Continue
A rolling shootout littered several blocks between Jackson and Summer with shell casings Tuesday and puzzled investigators, who spent most of the afternoon trying to figure out exactly what happened and why.
A brown Pontiac Bonneville that was involved in the shootings slammed into a Chevy pickup and a Nissan minivan at Summer and Hudson amid the gunfire, injuring a woman and a baby in the minivan and forcing officers to close Summer Avenue for… Continue
The 28-year-old man who died after shooting two Atlanta police officers was a quiet loner who received disability payments for mental problems and did not like police officers, his mother's boyfriend said Wednesday.
Montellis Clark, who was shot to death by police Tuesday after firing at them first, was seeing a therapist regularly for his mental problems and was on medication, said S.B. Willis, a contractor who has dated Clark's mother for the… Continue
MEMPHIS, TN - A man accused of killing his sister's boyfriend, and burying his body in the backyard is dead.
Herman Porter, 46, died at The MED early Monday evening. According to jail officials, he was taken to the hospital Sunday evening after jailers noticed a change in his behavior. An autopsy will be performed to determine how he died.
Earlier today, his sister, Sheila Porter, 47, appeared in… Continue
A celebration for a recent Miami Springs High graduate erupted into chaos early Sunday as an 18-year-old man was killed -- and five others wounded -- when a gunman opened fire.
According to police, the graduation party in the Brownsville neighborhood of Miami was winding down when an unidentified man unloaded an assault weapon on a group of unsuspecting partygoers.
''The party was about to come to an end and all of a sudden we started… Continue
At a Sunday night block party in Pompano Beach involving more than 100 revelers, the shooting of fireworks turned into a spray of gunfire that left one man dead, one gravely wounded and two others with minor gunshot injuries.
Two of the wounded were dropped off at Broward General Medical Center in a private… Continue
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Point guard Derrick Rose of the University of Memphis was taken by the Chicago Bulls with the first pick of the 2008 NBA Draft on Thursday, and the Miami Heat followed with all-around forward Michael Beasley of Kansas State.
Rose averaged 14.9 points per game and 4.7 assists in leading Memphis as a freshman to the finals of the NCAA Tournament and the 6 ft 3 ins (1.91-metre) Chicago native was thrilled to be joining his… Continue
*Rev. Al Sharpton is attempting to make good on promises that he would "shut New York City down" to protest the acquittals of three NYPD detectives in the 50-shot barrage that killed Sean Bell on his wedding day.
On Sunday, the civil rights activist threatened to disrupt baseball's historic All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium on July 15 unless the state passes new laws to curb police misconduct.