Tim Jones Jr. Arrested After Bodies of 5 Missing Kids Found in Rural Alabama

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Tim Jones Jr. Arrested After Bodies of 5 Missing Kids Found in Rural Alabama (Photo Credit: Smith County Sheriff’s Office)

The bodies of five missing children have been found in rural Alabama and their father, Tim Jones Jr., is in police custody. WISTV reports the bodies were found at about 5:00 p.m. off a dirt road, just outside Camden, in Wilcox County.

The children’s father told authorities in Mississippi that he dumped the bodies on Highway 10 between Camden and Greenville. He was arrested in connection with the disappearance of his five children, ranging in ages from one through eight. They were reported missing last week.

The children’s mother, who is divorced from Tim Jones Jr., reported the children missing on Sept. 3 after being unable to contact him. They were last seen with their father in Lexington County.

The identities of the children were not released.

wistv.com – Columbia, South Carolina |

Aunt and Uncle Charged in 2-Year-Old Kamarri Lewis Shooting Death

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Aunt and Uncle Charged in 2-Year-Old Kamarri Lewis Shooting Death (WSB-TV Video Screengrab)

JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL: The aunt and uncle of 2-year-old Kamarri Lewis have been charged after he was found shot to death in a Stone Mountain, Ga., home Monday.

Police say Alexia Thomas, 23, and Detray Shiver, 25, were charged with child cruelty and reckless conduct in the shooting death of Kamarri Lewis. They were also charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, WSB-TV reports.

Shiver was also charged with tampering with evidence after the gun allegedly used in the shooting death was found in a storm drain.

Alexia Lewis was supposed to be babysitting Kamarri, while his mother was at work. She told police she was asleep.

The #Economist Apologizes for Book Review Saying Slavery Wasn’t All Bad

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Economist Apologizes for Book Review Saying Slavery Wasn’t All Bad (Photo Credit: Attribution Unknown)

The Economist is under fire after it published a review of Edward Baptist’s book, “The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Makinng of American Capitalism,” on Thursday, claiming the book unfairly portrayed slave owners. Wow, I don’t think the slaves were lazing around on plantations like they were on vacation at a Sandals resort in the Caribbean. Give me a break….unfair portrayal of slave owners?

The line that irked many:  “Almost all the blacks in his book are victims, almost all the whites are villains. This is not history; it’s advocacy.” Um, the last time I checked, the word “slave” doesn’t mean privileged.

The Economist issued an apology Friday morning.:”There has been widespread criticism of this, and rightly so. Slavery was an evil system, in which the great majority of victims were blacks, and the great majority of whites involved in slavery were willing participants and beneficiaries of that evil.”

The outrage against The Economist sparked the hashtag “#economistbookreviews.” One person tweeted: “Had Ms Stowe properly described the abode as ‘Uncle Tom’s Mansion,’ so much civil disruption might have been avoided.”

Too bad we don’t know the name of the genius who wrote the article, since like many articles in The Economist, it was unsigned.

Here are some of the tweets slamming The Economist:

Report: NY Developer Larry Glazer, Wife, On Board Plane That Crashed North of Jamaica

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Report: NY Developer Larry Glazer, Wife, On Board Plane That Crashed North of Jamaica

REPORT:  CNBC is reporting that Ken Glazer confirms his parents, New York developer Larry Glazer and Jane Glazer,- were on board the unresponsive plane that crashed north of Jamaica. – BREAKING NEWS

Justin James Rector Arrested in Death of Missing 8-Year-Old Isabella Grogan-Cannella

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Justin James Rector Arrested in Death of Missing 8-Year-Old Isabella Grogan-Cannella

Police arrested 26-year-old Justin James Rector in connection to the murder of 8-year-old Isabella Grogan-Cannella, who went missing from her Bullhead City home early Tuesday morning.

Justin James Rector was arrested on first-degree murder and kidnapping allegations, Bullhead City police announced on Thursday.

Police say a body was found in a shallow grave near her home on Wednesday. The body was confirmed as Isabella Grogan-Cannella on Thursday.

 

NeNe Leakes to Play Wicked Stepmother in Broadway Version of “Cinderella”

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NeNe Leakes to Play Wicked Stepmother in Broadway Version of “Cinderella”

Real Housewives of Atlanta” star NeNe Leakes to play the wicked stepmother Madame in the Broadway version of “Cinderella” for five weeks in November. She will take over for Sherri Shepherd on Nov. 25.

 Here’s more from Broadway.com:

Directed by Mark Brokaw, the production brings to the Broadway stage for the first time the tuner that originally aired as a TV special in 1957, starring Oscar winner Julie Andrews. ThisCinderella features a completely re-imagined book by Douglas Carter Beane and additional Rodgers and Hammerstein songs originally composed for other musicals.

I am sure NeNe Leakes will be thrilled to get away from the rachetness of “RHOA” for five weeks. Wonder what, if anything, gossip queen Wendy Williams has to say about this? LOL.

Patti LaBelle’s Crab Cakes Coming to Your Grocery Store’s Frozen Section

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Patti LaBelle’s Crab Cakes Coming to Your Grocery Store’s Frozen Section

Entertainment legend Patti LaBelle is one busy woman. Not only is she signed to appear in five episodes of “American Horror Story,” she’s about to hit the frozen food section in a store near you. Patti is readying to launch her crab cakes, named, Patti Cakes, in grocery stores nationwide.

Patti’s line of sauces and marinades are currently being sold at Walmart, Kroger and several other supermarkets. Next on the agenda after the PattiCakes launch will be her foray into the restaurant business. Um, if Paula Deen can clog up the arteries of her fans, I am sure Patti LaBelle can find a market for her healthier-fare. She recently shared, “I’m opening some restaurants.”

Ms. LaBelle is also working on her first jazz album, slated to be released this fall.

 

 

Memphis Mom Tasha Thomas Killed by Estranged Husband in Murder-Suicide

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Memphis Mom Tasha Thomas Killed by Estranged Husband in Murder-Suicide

MEMPHIS MURDER-SUICIDE: Tasha Thomas, a Memphis mother of two, was shot and killed at the University of Little Scholars Learning Center on East Raines Road Tuesday morning. The suspected shooter was identified by family members and friends as her estranged husband Charles Thomas.

Investigators say after Thomas fatally shot Tasha, he left the scene and barricaded himself inside a home, where he later committed suicide.

WMC Action News 5 reports Tasha Thomas feared for her life and tried to get out of the relationship. An aunt of the deceased woman told the TV station that she had just filed for divorce and had attempted to leave Charles Thomas on several occasions.

Charles Thomas reportedly has a long and violent criminal rap sheet.

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Cee Lo Green Briefly Deletes Twitter Account After Controversial Rape Comment

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Cee Lo Green Deletes Twitter Account After Controversial Rape Comment (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Cee Lo Green briefly deleted his Twitter account after tweeting a controversial rape comments. This comes days after Green pleaded no contest to felony rape for slipping a woman ecstasy without her consent.

Green tweeted:  “People who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!” and then, “If someone is passed out they’re not even WITH you consciously! so WITH Implies consent.”

Cee Lo Green, a former coach on “The Voice,” admitted deleting the tweets after getting into a heated Twitter-spat with fans. He tweeted:  “yes I did. I will not allow that negative energy to loiter on my time line u still got it so keep it! I’m deleting this too.”

Well, those tweets are still around, having been captured.

CeeLo Green is back on Twitter as of Tuesday night, claiming the comments attributed to him were idiotic and untrue. Sounds like that cancelled show forced the half-ass apology, if you can even call it that.

New Dad Mario Washington Shot, Killed in Double Shooting in St. Louis

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New Dad Mario Washington Shot, Killed in Double Shooting in St. Louis

The gun violence continues in St. Louis as new dad Mario Washington was fatally shot, another wounded in a double shooting near the intersection of 19th Street at Ferry on Sunday.

Police say a vehicle with several males opened fire as Washington and the woman left a store, Fox2Now reports. The woman was shot in the leg and is expected to make a full recovery.

Family members told Fox2Now that 25-year-0ld Mario Washington had just celebrated the birth of his child on Saturday. They say he was shot multiple times after he turned around to help the wounded woman. His brother, Greg Washington, said he had no criminal history.

Statistics from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department show that the number of homicides in St. Louis is up about 20 percent compared to last year.