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5 year-old boy kills younger sister

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Tuesday, in a Kentucky home, a 5 year-old boy was playing with his birthday present, a .22-caliber rifle, shot and killed his 2 year-old sister. The state is ruling it as an accident

For the full story visit: CNN


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May 2, 2013 at 8:12 am

Kriss Kross rapper dies at 34

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Chris Kelly was one half of the 1990s rap duo, Kriss Kross. He was found unresponsive in his home in Atlanta, GA on Wednesday. He was then taken to the Hospital and later pronounced dead. He was 34 years old.

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Kris Kross’ Chris Kelly, left, and Chris Smith reunited in February for a 20th anniversary concert for So So Def Records.

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May 2, 2013 at 7:56 am

Kanye & Kim’s being model citizens

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With Kim Kardashian’s due date quickly approaching, you would thin it would only be a matter of time before all of her close friends and family showered her and rapper-boyfriend Kanye West, 35, lavish baby gifts. Little did they know the controversial couple had a little something different of their sleeves.

It was the pair’s decision to direct all close friends and family to donate to the Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, which is located in the area that West grew up in. The hospital released a statement, expressing their gratitude.

The baby is do in the next two mouths. This will be both Kardashian’s and West’s first baby. To donate to the hospital click here.


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May 1, 2013 at 10:56 am

NY Ice Harvesting Festival

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Tully, NY presented there annual Ice Harvesting Festival (Filmed Feb. /2009). This video shows the process of ice harvesting among members of the Tully community. The man speaking in the interview is Gordon Howard (Interviewed by Peter Chen). He describes the festival, the process of ice harvesting and how it is used in a world that now has refrigeration.

When people usually think of  the harvesting of ice, they think of a much older time period without things like refrigerators or in-door plumbing. This videography shows that not only is ice harvesting still happening, but it still serves a valued purpose. This Festival gets the entire family involved for the shared, learning experience of ice harvesting.

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May 1, 2013 at 10:30 am

FBI visit home of wife of dead Boston bombing suspect

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The time has come for the wife of the now dead Boston bombing suspect to go view the body. She also got paid a visit by the FBI about the proceedings of the on-going investigation of the bombing. The dead suspects nephew and alleged co-conspirator, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is currently still in jail with newly hired, high-profile attorney, Judy Clark.

It has been reported that Katherine Russell, the wife, is doing everything she can to assist FBI agents is the case. She is also currently not talking to the press.

See full story: Yahoo!


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May 1, 2013 at 9:03 am

George Zimmerman will not have a pretrial for self-defense claim!

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The news stations have stopped reporting on this case but it is still open. George Zimmerman,27, the man accused of murdering the black teenager, Trayvon Martin, has made the decision mot to have a pretrial to plea for his immunity, but rather wait for his trial on June 10.

Zimmerman is currently pleading guilty to the murder, basically saying that he did shoot the teenager but only out of self-defense. It was just a short time ago, one night in a sub-division in Florida, when Zimmerman spotted Trayvon Martin walking and proceeded to call the police and follow him. The 911 dispatch recording that was head around the world clearly told Zimmerman not to approach or pursue Martin, but as we know he ended up shooting and killing Martin. He claims that Martin attacked him and he acted accordingly.

In the state of Florida, there is something called a, “Stand Your Ground” law – which bars prosecution of someone who uses lethal force when in fear for their life rather than opting to retreat. For Zimmerman to use this claim it would have had to be done before his second-degree murder trial June 10.

Judge Debra Nelson clearly asked him if he was sure and Zimmerman answered Yes.

The full story and Photographer information visit: Yahoo! News

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April 30, 2013 at 8:37 pm

Southern Miss’s own Jamie Collins gets drafted by the Patriots

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NCAA Football: Southern Mississippi at Central Florida

PHOTOGRAPHY- Kim Klement- US Presswire

By now, the world has seen or heard of the news for Southern Miss football player, Jamie Collins. The Linebacker was No.52 overall in the 2013 NFL Draft. Collins is said to be No. 33 in the SB Nation’s top 200 big board and is ranked 5th as an outside linebacker.

Hattiesburg was all ears on April 26th for Collins, the only Golden Eagle in the draft this year, in anticipation to see which round he would be drafted in and what team would get him. the New England Patriots drafted the versatile combine star.

This marks the beginning for his professional football career and according to all his stats, it is sure to be an interesting journey.

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April 29, 2013 at 8:48 pm