BET Awards Noms- The 2013 BET Awards nominations have been announced and Drake has scored the most nominations. He got 12 nominations, mostly from the collaborations that he's done in the past year. Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz has picked up eight nods, while A$AP Rocky earned five. Justin Timberlake and Miguel got 4. Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Chris Brown, Usher, Kanye West and my girl Elle Varner each earned three nominations. Chris Brown and R. Kelly will perform at the show and that will air on June 30th at Nokia Theater L.A. Live.
Suspects In Atlantic City Drug Gang Takedown - A drug gang bust in Atlantic City has resulted in 28 people getting arrested. The arrests were announced during a press conference yesterday afternoon. All of the suspects are members of the '800 Blok' gang which is known for dealing heroin and cocaine in the city. 'Operation Blok Buster' is the 8 month investigation that has been tracking the gang and which ultimately led to the arrests. The charges range from drug distribution to first degree murder band the suspects range in age from 18 to 53.
Feds Want to Toughen Alcohol Limits For Drivers - The National Transportation Safety Board met yesterday and recommended that the blood alcohol level be lowered by 35% in order to prevent nearly 10,000 deaths a year because of alcohol impaired driving. They want to decrease the allowable level from .08 to .05 in addition to requiring more intense penalties for first and repeat offenders. The American Beverage Institute is calling the recommendations 'ludicrous' and just another attempt by the NTSB to expand the definition of 'drunk'. The NTSB doesn't have the power to make any changes directly but can only suggest that states make the change.
Woman Accused Of Beating Victim With Holy Book - North Carolina woman, Evelyn Moore, has been arrested for allegedly beating another woman with her bible! The woman hit the victim beat the woman with her closed fist before smacking her with the bible, according to the arrest warrant. The victims suffered injuries to her face, arms and head. Moore is being held on $105K bond and is being charged with two counts of assault.
Shootings By Philly Police Soar As Violent Crime Plummets - Despite the fact that the number of violent crimes and assaults against police officers decreased last year, the number of people shot by police officers is on the rise. The number of shooting by police that led to deaths in 2012 is the highest it's been in 10 years- 15 dead or the 52 suspects shot. The police departments haven't been able to provide a reason and critics say that the increase is definitely raising 'a red flag'.
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LeSean McCoy Says Michael Vick Cheated - Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy has said that Michael Vick cheated to beat him in a 40-yard dash race earlier this month. The two originally raced because McCoy, 24, called Vick, 32, an old man. Vick started bragging about his win via Twitter and McCoy said that he took a head start. Word is that there will be a rematch soon.
Prostitution Ring In NJ - Police busted a prostitution ring in NJ in a senior citizens home. It happened in Englewood NJ and one of the 3 arrested was a 75 year old man and a 66 year old woman. They say people passed out drunk and drugged in the common lounge areas and they even found a used condom.
Dead Man Woke Up During Own Funeral - According to reports in Zimbabwe a 34 year old man woke up during his own funeral! An individual who was in line to view the body noticed that the man's legs were moving in the coffin. The man woke up just in time because his body was about to be transported to the funeral home! He was taken to the hospital where he was put on life support for several days and then released.
Man Dead For 40 Minutes Brought Back To Life - It was all possible because of a new mechanical CPR machine called the "AutoPulse.” The AutoPulse is a non-invasive, cardiac support pump that moves more blood throughout the body than manual compressions.
Pennsylvania Teacher Offered Grades For Sex - A high school English teacher has been arrested after he allegedly sent sexual text messages, fondled and had sexual relationships with several of his students. He is even accused of promising to improve one student's grade in exchange for a sexual favor. The 26 year old is currently locked up and unable to post the $100K bail.
14 Year Old Bully Banned From “All” Schools - A 14 year old girl from Jacksonville, FLA has been banned from all of the schools in her home county because she is a serial bully! Her most recent incident includes a fight with another girl that was videotaped and ended with the victim suffering a fractured skull. The judge in her case decided that she presents too much a danger to be able to attend any of the public schools in the entire county. Her victim says that there are at least 5 videos circulating of her assaulting other students from the middle school they both attended.
Man Pleads Guilty For Causing Accident While Fleeing 'Zombies' - A man in Tennessee who stole a big-rig truck and caused several accidents because he was running from zombies has pled guilty to several felonies. The charges include assault with a deadly weapon, hit and run causing death or injury and vehicle theft. He is facing up to five years in prison.
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