By Martin A. Berrios
It takes a thorough and savvy individual to prosper during an economic downturn. Considering the current conditions within the music industry, Jay Jenkins certainly feels no pressure. But Young Jeezy has always made good out of any situation. Still under his original moniker, Lil J, he would make his name early on with his independent releases Thuggin’ Under The Influence and Come Shop Wit’ Me. Selling over fifty… Continue
Sixty-two slayings in July, police source says
Violent crime continued to rise in Chicago after a deadly July in which 62 people were killed, according to unofficial numbers provided by a police source.
For the first seven months of 2008, murders rose by 18 percent over the same period in 2007 and by 9 percent for the same period in 2006. According to internal police data, 291 people were killed from January through July, up from 246 in 2007 and 266 in 2006.
Desroy Lowe, 21, died after he was shot several times.
Police say two men fired eight to 10 shots at Timothy Davis, 20.
BELLE GLADE — Investigators are hoping some of the dozens of people who might have witnessed five separate shootings in Belle Glade and Pahokee Tuesday night can say what happened.
One man is dead and four others hurt after the two hours of gun play.
The mother of… Continue
One Gwinnett man was in surgery Thursday night and another was dead after a violent incident involving next-door neighbors.
The sequence of events started around 1 p.m. near Loganville when Charles Edward Quinn, who lives on Vintage Oaks Drive in unincorporated Gwinnett County, shot his next-door neighbor while the neighbor was mowing his own grass, said Cpl. David P. Schiralli of the Gwinnett Police Department. Quinn, 54, apparently drove into… Continue
KSDK -- An employee of a Town and Country store conspired with an armed robbery suspect to hold up a Linens & Things more than a week ago, police said.
According to Captain Gary Hoelzer, a spokesman for the Town and Country Police Department, the robbery took place on July 28 around 9 p.m., in the 13000 block of Manchester Road. The suspect approached an employee outside the business around closing time and demanded money. He stole an… Continue
This is a news release sent to Eyewitness News Everywhere by the Shelby County Sheriff's Office:
Deputies Arrest Two for Carjacking in Southeast Shelby County
Shelby County Sheriff’s detectives charged two teenagers early this morning for carjacking and robbing another teenager last night in southeast Shelby County. The victim and one of the suspects were both shot.
*Tonight at 8, Atlanta's local Peachtree TV channel presents an encore airing of R&B singer Monica's hour-long reality special, "The Single: Monica."
Cameras follow the 27-year-old mother of two as she works with record producer-songwriter Bryan-Michael Cox and J Records A&R executives Larry Jackson and Jaha Johnson, on "Still Standing," an upcoming single off her new album.
MIAMI, Florida (CNN) -- Fifty-six government employees -- including a police officer, a felony court clerk, two corrections officers and 27 school bus drivers and attendants -- were arrested in a scam that used health insurance information to fraudulently obtain prescriptions for the painkiller OxyContin, authorities said Wednesday. Sixty-two people were arrested in total and all face charges including racketeering, conspiracy to commit racketeering… Continue
Dallas police were busy Wednesday investigating three deaths, including that of a woman who appeared to have been beaten to death and whose son was arrested in her slaying.
Mother slain, son arrested
In that case, Keith Asbry Rose, 38, called police at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and said his mother was on the floor of his kitchen apartment in the 4700 block of Bryan Street in northeast Dallas, but she wasn't moving or breathing.
Antioch -- A scheme by two friends to rob a marijuana dealer in Antioch ended with the shooting death of one of the men and the arrest of the other on murder charges, police said. The marijuana dealer who fired the shots, meanwhile, was not arrested and was described by police as a victim.
Police say the incident began Sunday when Jahnathan Cox, 20, and his friend, Curtis Pounds, decided to rob an Antioch resident who sold… Continue