Lil Wayne lands at number five on the Billboard 200 after moving just over 85,000 copies of Tha Carter III, moving him withing striking distance of the two million mark overall.
The Cash Money star’s has now sold 1,997, 218 copies of his latest album.
Nas, who last week came in at number one on the charts, is holding onto the number eight slot with his untitled project. The New York lyricist pushed 63,000 copies of hist… Continue
Added by USDA2DAY Staff on July 31, 2008 at 1:20am —
A well-known Alabama minister who once lived in North Texas is charged with killing his wife and storing her body in a freezer, among other charges.
Sheriff's deputies on Monday arrested Anthony Hopkins, 37, who graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Dallas in 1989.
Mobile police said Hopkins killed his 36-year-old wife, Arletha, and placed her body in a freezer. They said the woman had not been seen in public for at least… Continue
Added by USDA2DAY Staff on July 31, 2008 at 12:02am —
Things couldn't have looked better three years ago for Milton and Patricia Harper of Lake City, who giddily accepted the keys to a small castle, plus enough money to pay taxes on it for 25 years.
Now, the Clayton County house that "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" built is a two-story, turreted example of how things can go wrong. It's in foreclosure.
The Harpers used the house at 5489 Ahyoka Drive… Continue
Added by USDA2DAY Staff on July 30, 2008 at 1:30pm —
Three men have been charged with the murder of a 43-year-old man who was beaten early Sunday and electrocuted by a CTA third rail in the South Loop.
Clint Johnson, 29, Martell Darnell Johnson, 21, and Maurice Evans, 23, all from the 2300 block of West Warren Boulevard, were charged with first-degree murder on Monday, according to police News Affairs. Police responded to the Roosevelt Red Line station at 2:15 a.m. Sunday for a battery that… Continue
Added by USDA2DAY Staff on July 30, 2008 at 1:27pm —
DETROIT -- Wayne County Sheriff Warren Evans said Monday that more than half of the 55 people arrested in connection with an alleged dogfighting ring have been arraigned, despite being released earlier this month because of legal technicalities.
Suspects cannot be held for more than 48 hours before facing formal arraignment. The Sheriff's Office failed to meet the deadline to charge 52 men and three women arrested early July 14 in a garage behind… Continue
Added by USDA2DAY Staff on July 28, 2008 at 9:00pm —
MOUNT CLEMENS -- A teen pleaded guilty Friday before Macomb Circuit Judge Edward Servitto Jr. to two felony charges in connection to a mob attack on three people in Mount Clemens on May 31.
Deonte J. Williams, 17, of Mount Clemens admitted to throwing a brick through a side passenger window of a passing vehicle on North River Road near the Gibraltar Trade Center.
Williams will be sentenced Aug. 25 for creating a riot, a felony… Continue
Added by USDA2DAY Staff on July 27, 2008 at 10:57pm —
Two fathers were killed early yesterday and a third man was seriously wounded after a car pulled up to their vehicle in Milton and someone fired at least 14 rounds at them, authorities said.
Asa C. Finley, 26, of Mattapan was already dead by the time the driver of the Toyota Camry he was traveling in pulled up at Carney Hospital in Boston about 2:30 a.m., said Norfolk District Attorney William Keating.
He was the third person in his… Continue
Added by USDA2DAY Staff on July 27, 2008 at 10:30pm —
Where is the music production game headed? The recording industry's assorted crises and upheavals have undoubtedly affected the careers of many artists, and the musicians working behind the scenes have felt the changes too. Shrinking budgets! Technological breakthroughs! The increasing perception of music as a commodity! Producers have had to adapt to the times, dealing with some issues as old as the business, and others where there are no precedents.… Continue
Added by USDA2DAY Staff on July 27, 2008 at 10:30am —
A construction worker who confessed last year to killing his best friend's wife in 1988 and then recanted from the witness stand this week was convicted Thursday of second-degree murder.
Jonathan Ransom, 46, faces 10 years to life in prison, under the law in effect at that time, when he is sentenced Aug. 29 by Criminal Court Judge James Beasley Jr.
The jury deliberated less than two hours before reaching its verdict, one step down from his… Continue
Added by USDA2DAY Staff on July 26, 2008 at 10:30am —
Staria Campbell, wife of murder victim Michael Guyton, talks about her husband's death and their children outside of her apartment Thursday.
One man was sitting in a car near a corner where drugs are sold every day. Another man may have quarreled with an acquaintance before someone pulled a gun. And yet another man was with friends in a parked car when a group walked up beside them on the sidewalk.
Within about an hour… Continue
Added by USDA2DAY Staff on July 25, 2008 at 8:39am —
A 13-year-old girl, reported missing by her family three weeks ago, was found dead near a garbage bin in Fort Lauderdale, police said Wednesday.
Police are investigating the death of Neica Marie Gibbs,of Fort Lauderdale, as a homicide.
''This case has been under an active investigation and investigators have remained in close contact with the family,'' said Fort Lauderdale Sgt. Frank Sousa in a statement to the media.
Added by USDA2DAY Staff on July 24, 2008 at 12:26am —
Austin police arrested a man accused in the gang rape of a woman. A woman told investigators she was given some sort of date rape drug Friday night and then assaulted by about 10 men at a house in East Austin.
A neighbor called police Saturday morning when the woman showed up partially-clothed and crying.
Police say Robert Delone Scott, 35, was found next door with the victim's ID in his pocket.
He was arrested and charged… Continue
Added by USDA2DAY Staff on July 22, 2008 at 3:59pm —
ANNISTON, Ala. --- The F.B.I. is identifying 20 year old Gabriel Dewayne Rice as a suspect in Wednesday’s Anniston bank robbery.
Rice accused of robbing the Wachovia Bank on Bill Robinson Parkway around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday with another suspect.
Both men were seen in images taken from bank security cameras armed with handguns.
Wachovia has also announced up to $10,000 in reward money for information leading to an arrest and… Continue
Added by USDA2DAY Staff on July 21, 2008 at 12:18pm —
Andrea Curry-Demus, 38, of Wilkinsburg, is charged in the death of Kia Johnson, 18, of McKeesport. Curry-Demus is accused of taking the baby boy to a Pittsburgh hospital and claiming it was her own.
Johnson's body was found Friday in Curry-Demus's apartment. The body was positively identified through dental records, Allegheny County Medical Examiner Karl Williams said Sunday.
In the criminal complaint, police said that video… Continue
Added by USDA2DAY Staff on July 21, 2008 at 12:16pm —
Be careful if you have saggy pants in the south Chicago suburb of Lynwood. Village leaders have passed an ordinance that would levy $25 fines against anyone showing three inches or more of their underwear in public.
Eugene Williams is the mayor of Lynwood. He says young men walk around town half-dressed, keeping major retailers and economic development away. He calls the new law a hot topic.
The American Civil Liberties Union says the… Continue
Added by USDA2DAY Staff on July 21, 2008 at 12:00pm —
Memphis police have arrested the grandson of a popular deejay killed Wednesday, charging him with first-degree murder.
Dee “Cap’n Pete” Henderson, who hosted a blues show on WEVL for 26 years, was found shot to death in the backyard of his home at 1040 Fields Wednesday morning. He was 72.
Police arrested Cortez Thomas, 30, about 1 p.m. Wednesday and booked him into jail later that night.
“Oh my God, no he didn’t,” said… Continue
Added by USDA2DAY Staff on July 19, 2008 at 2:02pm —
Robert Lee Holmes Jr., 22, was shot in the chest about 4:30 p.m. when a gunman in a maroon Lincoln Town Car opened fire near 31st Street North and Cincinnati Avenue.
Acquaintances who were with Holmes fired several shots in return, and the driver sped away, Police Chief Ron Palmer said.
Several children nearby at The Salvation Army's North Mabee Boys and Girls Club, 3001 N. Cincinnati Ave.,… Continue
Added by USDA2DAY Staff on July 16, 2008 at 12:06pm —
MEMPHIS, TN – Police say two suspects carjacked two people and robbed a convenience store within a 35 minute period.
According to Memphis Police, the crimes started around 3:45 a.m., July 15, 2008, when two men walked up to a newspaper delivery driver outside Granny's Market, 1712 E. Holmes Road, and asked him for a ride.
Surveillance video from the scene shows that seconds later the robbers pulled out what police describe as a… Continue
Added by USDA2DAY Staff on July 16, 2008 at 12:01pm —
A young girl was stabbed to death Monday in an alley outside her father's South Side home, according to authorities.
Mya Lyons was found near the 8400 block of South Gilbert Court in Auburn Gresham, authorities said. Although authorities say she was 8, her grandfather, Orlando Barnes, said she was 9.
Chicago Police were releasing few details about the investigation, but a police spokeswoman said Mya's father found her and brought her… Continue
Added by USDA2DAY Staff on July 15, 2008 at 12:18pm —
Indianapolis - Metro police have arrested in a teenager in the murder case of Mario Gonzalez-Tello.
Gonzalez-Tello, 72, was trying to defend a friend who was being robbed. In the process, police believe Dominique Staten, 16, shot and killed Gonzalez-Tello. The incident occurred on June 20th in the 5300 block of West 38th Street.
Staten has been charged with murder and robbery.…
Added by USDA2DAY Staff on July 14, 2008 at 4:59am —