The early years certainly did not resemble how most people envision the benchmark moments in life.
She was born to a teen who became pregnant at the age of 15. Her father, a 22-year-old, was in jail on the day of her birth. A few months later Craig Aiken was returned to jail after police learned he was the man who impregnated an underage Shanara Mobley.
By now many people knew the name Kamiyah Mobley, the newborn abducted from a Jacksonville hospital in 1998. They worried about the infant and her young mother. They worried for the sake of future children and parents everywhere.
Where was she? How could it happen? Could it happen again?
Aiken and Mobley missed Baby Kamiyah’s first tooth. They weren’t there when she toddled on unsteady legs or when she came home from school swooning over a special crush.
Read more at: http://jacksonville.com/news/public-safety/2018-01-13/1-year-ago-baby-kamiyah-s-mystery-solved-family-reunited-and-another
As if Blink-182 would even think of performing another tune at a dear pal’s birthday party.
Steve Aoki turns 40 tomorrow (November 30), but the DJ and super-producer did more than ring in his next year with friends, family, and one of his favorite bands. He turned the occasion into an opportunity to do tons of good with his Aoki Foundation, which raises funds for brain science research and regenerative medicine.
The intimate shindig boasted a small, star-studded guest list that included from Tara Reid, Fred Durst, and Aoki’s nieces, along with performances from T-Pain and the pop-punk trio (and his occasional collaborators), who delivered an acoustic rendition of “What’s My Age Again?” They raised $500,000 during the party via auction for the foundation, with the host contributing $50,000 himself to the cause.
Watch their birthday version of one of their biggest hits below. Happy birthday, Steve! Get that cake!
Read more at: http://news.mtv.ca/news/bet-you-can-guess-which-song-blink-182-blessed-steve-aoki-with-for-his-birthday/
Another year, another 12 months of Instagram domination by Selena Gomez.
She’s been the platform’s most-followed user (with a current tally of 130 million) since March 2016, and in 2017, she continued her reign at the top, above soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo at 2, Ariana Grande at 3, Beyoncé at 4, Kim Kardashian at 5, and Taylor Swift at 6 (whom she dethroned for the top title).
Guys- I’m so excited to share my first campaign for the new @PUMA Phenom. #DoYou
A post shared by Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) on Nov 21, 2017 at 10:49am PST
As EW points out, Gomez also had five of the top 10 most-liked photos of 2017. However, no one could hold a candle to one of the most culturally gigantic photos in recent memory: Beyoncé’s February 1 pic announcement that she was pregnant with twins.
We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been
Read more at: http://news.mtv.ca/news/selena-gomez-and-beyonce-are-reigning-2017-as-far-as-instagrams-concerned/
Without expounding on why, Albemarle Circuit Court Judge Cheryl Higgins rejected a plea agreement from a former UVA professor and the prosecution November 14, and said the matter will be heard by a different judge.
Walter Korte, 74, who had a long and distinguished career at the University of Virginia as a film expert, faced two counts of possession of child pornography. The plea agreement was presented in court in August. At that time, Higgins expressed reservations about the plea, asked for a pre-sentencing report and wanted to see the two images for which Korte was charged.
The case started during the summer of 2016 when Korte disposed of his porn collection in a dumpster outside Bryan Hall, where UVA’s English department is housed. University police staked out the dumpster and observed him tossing plastic bags on a couple of occasions.
Most of the thousands of images
Read more at: http://www.c-ville.com/walter-korte/
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A team from the Innocence Project has questions about evidence used to convict a woman of drowning her step-child.
On a warm Corpus Christi day, Taylor Syring spent what would be his last day alive at the beach about two miles south of Bob Hall Pier. The 6-year-old’s step-mother,
Read more at: http://www.caller.com/story/news/local/2017/11/21/innocence-project-takes-another-look-evidence-taylor-syrings-2012-drowning/733811001/
On Sept. 17, Yvonne Ambrose shared a heartbreaking story in front of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. She testified about her wonderful daughter, Desiree. She told us about how Desiree enrolled in JROTC because she dreamed of becoming a doctor in the United States Air Force. She wanted to help people.
Yvonne also told us about the last day of Desiree’s life. On Christmas Eve 2016, Desiree was brutally murdered by a 32-year-old man who “bought” her services on the internet from a pimp. Her mother stated, “She was only 16 years old and just wanted to make friends. We know now that adult men found Desiree on social media, reached out to her, pressured her, and used her to make money. Desiree didn’t know what Backpage.com was or the harm that would come from this website.”
For many years, the furthest reaches of the internet have enabled some
Read more at: http://www.theindependent.com/opinion/another_opinion/fighting-to-end-human-trafficking/article_1e575f80-cb23-11e7-90b0-bb9551e7944a.html
A 23-year-old Knoxville man is accused of providing an 18-year-old man a fatal dose of heroin last summer.
The indictment is the latest in an effort by Knox County prosecutors to stiffen penalties for those alleged to be peddling drugs in fatal encounters.
A Knox County grand jury indicted Carey J. McCray Jr. on counts of reckless homicide and delivery of a controlled substance. He faced arraignment Wednesday, and was booked into jail last week, records show.
McCray is charged in the death of George Reagan Craddock, 18, who died June 15. Prosecutors allege McCray supplied Craddock with a fatal dose of heroin.
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He’s also accused of delivering the drug within a thousand feet of a child care agency, records show.
Reagan Craddock was a graduate last summer of Family Christian
Read more at: http://www.wbir.com/article/news/crime/another-od-victim-man-accused-in-18-year-olds-death/51-488031958
By Paul Moore
96% on Rotten Tomatoes and incredibly addictive.
Whenever a film or genre becomes incredibly popular, the inevitable parody is never far behind. Airplane! spoofed the disaster films that were popular during the ’70s, Austin Powers took the mickey out of James Bond and the Scary Movie franchise stuck a knife into the slasher genre.
Good satire is bloody hilarious and if you’ve been watching American Vandal on Netflix, it’s very likely that you’ll never look at a true crime documentary in the same way.
Given the fact that Netflix has been instrumental in the rise of this genre – Making A Murderer, The Confession Tapes and The Keepers being a few examples – it’s only fitting that they’re also responsible for the finest satire of the true crime genre.
The documentary focuses on the “real story” of a high school
Read more at: https://www.joe.ie/movies-tv/netflix-true-crime-documentary-604874
Attorneys for a Wisconsin man convicted of homicide in a case featured on the Netflix series “Making A Murderer” are asking a circuit court to reconsider a prior ruling rejecting a request for a new trial.
The motion for reconsideration filed on behalf of Steven Avery in Manitowoc County Monday says the latest request is based on new evidence and legal errors.
A judge earlier this month rejected Avery’s request for a new trial, saying his attorneys failed to establish any grounds to warrant a new trial. Avery was sentenced to life in prison for the 2005 slaying of Teresa Halbach, a 25-year-old photographer. Avery had argued that his conviction was based on planted evidence and false testimony.
Some evidence cited in the latest motion includes claims that witnesses gave false testimony at the original trial.
“We have additional test results and witness affidavits,” Avery’s attorney Kathleen
Read more at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Avery-Attorneys-Say-New-Evidence-Warrants-Another-Trial-453583813.html