The man who authorities say killed a Virginia Tech police officer had visited a shooting range this year but hadn’t gone for several months because he didn’t have bullets for his gun, according to a friend. The widow of the slain police officer revealed that they had exchanged texts about an hour before the shooting and that she sent him two text messages concerning his safety after he was fatally shot. Continue reading after the jump.
Joe Paterno, who turns 85 in a little over a week, fractured his pelvis for the second time following a fall at his home. Paterno’s son recently announced the former Penn State coach was diagnosed with a treatable form of lung cancer although his family denied rumors of Paterno having poor health about a year ago. More details about Paterno’s injury after the jump.
Bad Santa! A teenage girl fell ill at a market in Berlin, Germany after accepting a drink from a man dressed as Santa Claus. This incident is the eighth suspected poisoning case to hit Christmas markets in the German capital in a week. Continue reading after the jump.
If anyone was planning to escape the cold weather and spend the holidays in Mexico, think again! A 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico’s Guerrero state (which is where Acapulco is) Saturday night, shaking buildings, causing panic, and leaving at least three dead. More details after the jump!
A gunman was shot dead by police after he went on a shooting rampage along a Hollywood street after his girlfriend of four and a half years broke up with him. She has described how she woke to 14 text messages, many from the shooter, informing her of his death. Ironically, Sean Penn and Ryan Gosling’s crime drama, Gangster Squad, was being filmed near where the incident occurred and the REAL gunshots were heard on set. Continue reading and view footage of the gunman in action after the jump.
Since Wizâ€™s second independent album, Deal or No Deal, was released about 2 years ago over 100,000 have been sold. In recent news, Malbon Brothers Farms is suing Babygrande Records for Wiz’s first studio album, Deal Or No Deal. Continue reading after the jump.
A child was critically injured while riding in a car with his parents and two siblings yesterday when a drugged-out driver hit the familyâ€™s pickup truck on Sunrise Highway on Long Island. Continue reading after the jump.
Even though J. Cole has named Canibus as one of his favorite rappers, Canibus is not amused. According to Canibus, Cole talks the talk but doesn’t walk the walk– he might praise him and say in his interviews that Canibus is one of his favorite rappers, but when it comes down to it, Cole shows no love. “He isn’t nearly as sincere or genuine as he would like real hip hop heads to think he is,” Canibus said in a statement earlier today. Hit the jump to read what he had to say and to hear his diss track, “J. Clone.”
Congratulations to Adele for being named the “Top Artist of 2011″ by Billboard! The 21-year-old British singer had a profound impact on music this year and made us all fall in love with her soulful, effective voice. More details below!