Accused of killing her severely disabled 8-year-old daughter by neglecting her basic needs, special education teacher Nicole Diggs may still inherit the girl’s nearly $1 million trust fund — even if she’s convicted.
Diggs and her husband pleaded not guilty to charges of negligent homicide and child endangerment in the 2012 death of Alayah Savarese, who was the beneficiary of a trust fund created from the settlement of a malpractice suit that stemmed from complications during her birth. Continue reading →
*There are a lot of angles served up to entice women to lose weight so that they can get that bikini-perfect body. Diet, exercise, liposuction and pills are constant driving forces behind today’s commercials and marketing promotions. But we rarely, if ever, see the un-airbrushed results of the effort – the sagging skin that can remain after the slim down. Many people find themselves just as embarrassed after the weight is gone. But Brooke Birmingham, an Illinois blogger who lost 170 pounds, wants to inspire those women. So she has humbled herself and is now being called an inspiration after posting her sagging skin bikini photo – which Shape magazine refused to publish, and the online support has been amazing. Continue reading →
*Though the protests in Ferguson over the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by officer Darren Wilson have died down, racial tensions have not cooled in the area.
In fact, they may be higher than ever. To add insult to injury, the police officers that continually patrol the area where makeshift memorials are erected for the teen, are showing blatant disregard and even disrespect for the site.
According to the Huffington Post, an increasing number of flowers, teddy bears and signs continue to be near the site where Brown was killed; left there by people coming to offer their tributes.
*How does a man that neighbors describe as “a nice man” end up visiting his wife in a hospital only to murder her? Doesn’t make any sense at all, but allegedly, that’s what one man did last Wednesday before he tried to kill himself. Add to that, puzzled investigators decided to go and search the couples’ home, and found their son, 35, fatally shot, authorities said.
The Camden County prosecutor’s office is investigating whether the same handgun was used in the two deaths and in the man’s suicide attempt. Continue reading →
*Nope. I’m not being facetious in the headline. This was a big deal!
If you were one of the astute observers who switched your channel to MSNBC on July 11 in the 6 p.m. hour, you may have noticed something pretty out of the ordinary. Oh, it may not have been immediately apparent – but chances are, after the first station-break you had one of those “Hey, wait a minute…” revelations. What the heck am I talking about?
Bear with me a moment longer.
You may have, at first glance, seen the usual host and panel speaking on topics such as the tragic, much-covered death of an infant left in a car; or even the latest victim of police brutality. But then, just as you were about to settle in with that quart of ice cream you realized… Continue reading →
*Remember the Michele Ndegeocello song, “You Made A Fool of Me?” It would be a safe bet to assume that one reality show contestant is singing those words right now.
Poor girl actually believed the producers of the TV reality show, ‘Dating Naked’ when they said they would not show her private parts during a mud wrestling scene with her male companion.
You often wonder what the motivation behind some of the stuff people choose to participate in on these TV reality shows is…besides money, but after all is said and done, even that can cause some sleepless nights if what you did to get it is questionable.
*One thing about a surveillance video, it’s hard to argue with it. Evidence documented on-camera has a way of abruptly halting the whole “he said, she said” yakedy-yak. And lately, it has served to identify many a cop who may have been – how should we say – less than truthful about why they fired a weapon that killed someone. A new video reviewed by the attorney of John Crawford III, the young African American man who was shot and killed in a Beaver Creek Wal-mart store by white officers - and the Crawford family, shows that the two cops involved clearly have some explaining to do. As it turns out, Crawford was unarmed. The BB gun he was accused of holding was not in his hands. In fact, he was on the phone; not even facing the officers who shot him.
*Well this is quite unexpected. I mean, yes, we have all been a little pissed off when we are eating or using our laptop as we sit in the cramped airplane seat (unless we are flying first class of course), and the person in front of us decides to recline. Though we may suck our teeth and go “Ugh!” in frustration, chances are we are not going to get up and duke it out with the person actually doing the reclining.
Tell that to the two United Airlines fliers who were not so grown up about the situation.
Apparently, for $21.95, there is a gadget you can get that makes it difficult or impossible for the person in the seat in front of you to recline. When this contraption was used on one woman – by the man behind her, suffice it to say that things got ugly. Continue reading →