JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors are presenting their opening statements in the trial of a Florida man charged with fatally shooting a 17-year-old teen during an argument over loud music at a Jacksonville gas station. Michael Dunn‘s trial is getting under way Thursday, a day after a panel of 12 jurors and four alternates was […]

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The parents of a south Georgia teenager found dead last year inside a rolled-up gym mat at school are suing the funeral home that handled his body. Attorneys for the parents of 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson of Valdosta accuse Harrington Funeral Home of fraud, negligence and intentional mishandling of a corpse in […]

In DMX, George Zimmerman’s found the perfect fool to get in the ring with. That’s right, it’s official. Rapper DMX has just been named Zimmerman’s opponent in his upcoming celebrity boxing match. Here’s what TMZ is reporting: Celebrity boxing promoter Damon Feldman tells us, DMX was selected out of 15,000 applicants … all of whom […]

MyFOXDetroit is reporting police are looking for a missing 5-year-old girl named Zoie Jackson. According to the site, Zoie was picked up from the Detroit Community School on Monday afternoon by her mother, Carmela Jackson. Carmela is only allowed hour-long supervised visits four times per month with Zoie. Unfortunately, Zoie’s substitute teacher was not aware […]

Five years after being released from prison Michael Vick still can’t shake his dogfighting past. According to reports, the NFL star’s upcoming appearance at the Greater Raleigh (North Carolina) Chamber of Commerce’s “Evening of Champions” has been met with opposition from those who feel his presence is the last thing they or any young athlete […]

She’s in trouble and in desperate need of having someone manage her finances better. Keyshia Cole owes the government $162k in back taxes. Ouch! From 2009, the IRS claims Cole needs to pay back $162,158.93 in taxes. 2009 was a good year for the “Love” singer. She headlined her tour, A Different Me Tour and […]

An eighth grade English teacher in South Florida has been suspended for using lyrics to a Lil Wayne song in a homework assignment she gave to her students. According to WPTV, the teacher, who works at The Charter Schools of Boynton Beach, had “an unblemished record” prior to being suspended for three days for assigning […]

Barbara Walters defended Woody Allen on Monday’s episode of “The View,” despite the open letter written by his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow accusing the legendary writer-director of sexually assaulting her. Referring to her long friendship with Allen and seeing how he behaves around his two daughters with wife Soon-Yi Previn, Walters said, “I have rarely […]

LOWVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities have charged a northern New York woman and her boyfriend because the woman’s 2-year-old daughter used their cellphones to dial 911 a total of 15 times last month. Village of Lowville (LOW’-vihl) Police Officer Matthew Martin says the 23-year-old mother and her 33-year-old boyfriend told him they tried to keep […]

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge turned down a prosecutor’s motion Monday to send Chris Brown to jail, citing the R&B singer’s continued good behavior and progress in a rehabilitation program. Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin said probation officials reported that Brown is making good progress in treatment and must remain in the program […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Tests have confirmed there was heroin in at least some of the scores of plastic packets in the apartment where Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead, a law enforcement official said Monday, and authorities are working to determine whether the drug was mixed or tainted with anything else. Medical examiners have […]

OCALA, Florida (AP) – Police say a paraplegic man stole a vehicle from an Ocala dealership before leading officers on a brief chase. He was arrested a short time later Wednesday when Alachua County Sheriff’s deputies spotted him at a gas station. The Ocala Star-Banner reports Shamal Battice went to Ford of Ocala to purchase […]