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Florida girl dies after 325-pound adult sits on her as punishment

  • 4:32 pm Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 by Eric "Hollywood" Davis STAR 94.5

A 9-year-old Florida girl died on Saturday afternoon after her 64-year-old cousin allegedly sat on her as punishment for misbehaving.

Veronica Green Posey has been charged with cruelty towards and child and homicide in the death of her young cousin, Dericka Lindsay, according to an arrest report from the Escambia County Sheriff, People reports.

Posey, who weighs 325 pounds, told police she sat on the girl for being “out of control,” the report alleges. Posey said that when she stood up and realized Dericka was unresponsive, she started CPR and called 911.

Grace Joan Smith, 69, and James Edmund Smith, 62 – listed in the police [More]

Philando Castile fundraiser nets over $72,000, eliminates students’ lunch debt

  • 2:26 pm Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 by Eric "Hollywood" Davis STAR 94.5

Philando Castile is still ensuring that the students he served in Saint Paul, Minnesota, are eating a good lunch, despite his death last year at the hands of a police officer.

Castile’s mother, Valerie Castile, visited J.J. Hill Montessori Magnet School on Friday to help deliver a special gift — a check for $10,000 to pay off the lunch debt for the school’s students. The money was part of more than $72,000 raised by a project designed to honor the beloved nutrition supervisor, who was known to pay for students’ lunch out of his own pocket if they had no money.

The remaining $62,000 [More]

Man arrested for doughnut glaze, gets $37,500 settlement from city

  • 5:22 pm Monday, October 16th, 2017 by Eric "Hollywood" Davis STAR 94.5

Revenge was sweet for Dan Rushing.

Rushing, who was arrested and put in jail when police mistook doughnut glaze for methamphetamine, sued the city and received a settlement for $37,500 last week.

Rushing was arrested in Decmeber 2015 after an Orlando police officer thought flakes of sugar glaze from a Krispy Kreme doughnut were pieces of crystal methamphetamines. The substance tested positive twice when Cpl. Shelby Riggs-Hopkins used a drug field test kit.

“It’s an incredible feeling to get arrested when you haven’t done anything wrong,” Rushing told WFTV when he filed the lawsuit in October 2016.

The state tested it and determined it contained no [More]

Bruno Mars Expands Support for Grammy Camp with Special Scholarship

  • 9:02 am Monday, October 16th, 2017 by Eric "Hollywood" Davis STAR 94.5

Bruno Mars is expanding his support of a Grammy scholarship for high school students, according to reports.

The Grammy Museum recently announced that five additional students will receive financial assistance for Grammy Camp through the generous support of the singer.

The five-time Grammy winner and 21-time Grammy nominee will fund a student a year for five years and cover the student’s tuition, housing and transportation.

“Grammy Camp, now celebrating its 14th year, is the GRAMMY Museum’s signature music industry camp for U.S. high school students.”

To be eligible, U.S. high school applicants must complete an online application, video audition, and a financial assistance form at [More]

Man Finds $24 Million Lottery Ticket in Old Shirt After TV Report

  • 3:58 pm Friday, October 13th, 2017 by Eric "Hollywood" Davis STAR 94.5

A New Jersey man says a television news report led him to check lottery tickets he had stuffed in an old shirt, and one was a $24 million winner.

Jimmie Smith, of East Orange, claimed a $24.1 million New York lottery jackpot on May 23, two days before the prize would have expired.

The New York Lottery released his name Wednesday after a review was completed.

The retired security guard told lottery officials he’s been buying lottery tickets in New York and New Jersey since the 1960s but doesn’t rush to see whether he’s won. He said he’d check [More]

Up In Smoke: California fires damaging marijuana farms

  • 3:37 pm Friday, October 13th, 2017 by Eric "Hollywood" Davis STAR 94.5

The wildfires in Northern California are not only wreaking havoc on residential areas. The blazes are also sending marijuana farms up in smoke, CNN reported.

The fires have destroyed several farms in Mendocino County, just before recreational sales begin in California. A lack of insurance coverage could hurt the farm owners.

“Nobody right now has insurance,” Nikki Lastreto, secretary of the Mendocino Cannabis Industry Association, told CNN. “They might have insurance on their house, but not on their crop.”

Because federal law prohibits marijuana, farmers cannot insure their businesses. Derek Peterson, CEO of Terra Tech, which grows and sells marijuana in California, estimated to CNN [More]

Nene Leakes dropped from Xscape tour over rape ‘joke’ to heckler

  • 4:36 pm Thursday, October 12th, 2017 by Eric "Hollywood" Davis STAR 94.5

NeNe Leakes will no longer be hosting the Xscape reunion tour after dropping a disgusting rape clapback at a heckler during one of her stand-up gigs.

Xscape released a statement Thursday morning saying they were “dismayed” by NeNe’s remarks. Although NeNe apologized, Xscape emphasized they came to the decision as supporters of all women, and stand by all female rape victims.

They added, “This tour is for and about our fans and we want to provide an entertaining and enjoyable experience for every single person who attends.” They also wished NeNe the best as she “navigates this very difficult period.”

NeNe got booed last weekend in Oakland when she said [More]

Kate Winslet reveals Idris Elba has a foot fetish

  • 5:13 pm Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 by Eric "Hollywood" Davis STAR 94.5

Idris Elba is revealing quite a lot on the cover of EW this week, but he still has kept some things under wraps. Until his The Mountain Between Us costar Kate Winslet revealed his predilection for feet on The Graham Norton Show. 

The two share a love scene in the movie, and while filming it, Winslet made the surprising discovery about her costar’s foot fetish.

While shooting the scene in question, Elba asked Winslet to “keep your socks on.” Winslet, who admits she has “very, very big feet,” was a little offended as one might expect. She assumed her costar did not want to see her feet because [More]

Tyrese Gibson’s TGT bandmate Tank asks The Rock for Hobbs movie role as Fast and Furious feud escalates

  • 4:11 pm Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 by Eric "Hollywood" Davis STAR 94.5

The adage ‘the enemy of my enemy is my friend’ is being borne out when it comes to the latest development in the Fast and Furious feud.

As warring Fast and Furious co-stars Tyrese Gibson and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson continue to tear lumps out of each other on social media over their conflicting views about the Hobbs movie, Tank has stunned fans by asking the latter for a job.

Universal Pictures confirmed earlier in October that the spin-off starring Johnson as Hobbs and Statham as Deckard Shaw is due for release on [More]

Jemele Hill suspended by ESPN over Jerry Jones tweets

  • 4:57 pm Monday, October 9th, 2017 by Eric "Hollywood" Davis STAR 94.5

ESPN has suspended “SportsCenter” anchor Jemele Hill for 2 weeks — after she “violated social media guidelines” by encouraging people upset with Jerry Jones to boycott his sponsors.

Hill was reacting to the Dallas Cowboys owners’ statement that any players who “disrespect the flag” will not play for his team.

“If you strongly reject what Jerry Jones said, the key is his advertisers. Don’t place the burden squarely on the players,” Hill tweeted.

There were more tweets — each with the same sentiment.

ESPN clearly feels Hill crossed the line and hit her with a 2-week suspension.

“Jemele Hill has been suspended for two weeks for a second violation [More]