Daily Archive: June 12, 2013



Conn. woman accused of crushing her ex with car

Cherelle Baldwin, 21, of Bridgeport, was arrested Monday, June 10. (AP Photo/Bridgeport Police Department) BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A woman has been charged with murder after police said she ran down her ex-boyfriend with her car and crushed him against a cinder-block garage wall.



‘Pacman’ Jones pleads not guilty to hitting woman in nightclub

Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman”Jones talks with wide receiver Andrew Hawkins (16) during NFL football practice in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File) by Amanda Lee Myers CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones pleaded not guilty Tuesday to an assault charge after police say he hit a woman at a nightclub last week, the latest in a string of legal troubles he’s had.



Wildwood NJ Mayor: No ‘sagging’ on the boardwalk

In a June 6 photo, a young man wears saggy pants on the Wildwood, N.J. boardwalk. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry) by Wayne Parry WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Mayor Ernest Troiano Jr. thinks he’s found a way to put one of this Jersey shore resort town’s problems behind it. Wildwood is ready to ban overly saggy pants, no ifs, ands or butts.



Trayvon Martin case: Zimmerman jury selection all about race

Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, the parents of slain teen Trayvon Martin, arrive in Seminole circuit court on the 2nd day of his trial, in Sanford, Fla., June 11. (Photo Joe Burbank/Pool) by Mark NeJame (CNN) — On February 26, 2012, George Zimmerman, a Hispanic Neighborhood Watch volunteer at the Retreat at Twin Lakes housing complex in Sanford, Florida, shot and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed African-American 17-year-old. Initially, Zimmerman was not arrested, and no charges were brought against him. Rallies, protests and a media firestorm followed, even eliciting a comment from President Obama that “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.” The Rev. Al Sharpton came to Sanford and admonished residents that they were “risking going down as the Birmingham and Selma of the 21st century” if nothing was done. Benjamin Crump, one of the attorneys representing Martin’s parents and an instrumental advocate for bringing charges against Zimmerman after they were initially declined, maintains that the case is about civil rights. Whether the killing turns out to have been racially motivated, responded to in self-defense, the act of a resident concerned about the safety of his neighborhood or the act of a trigger-happy cop wannabe, race is an inescapable issue.



My husband’s girlfriend feeds him while we starve!

GWENDOLYN BAINES (NNPA)—Dear Gwendolyn:I know you have given advice to many and I do hope you can help me with my problem which is 1) my two year old daughter is underweight from lack of food; 2) my mother-in-law never helps me; 3) my own family don’t help me. While my child and I are starving, my husband is gaining weight. I recently was told he is going with a lady in the neighborhood. Source said he is eating at her house. What can I do? I don’t want my child to go without food. I don’t work—Jennie



Arts & Culture calendar 6-12-13

Thursday 13 Savoy LiveThe Savoy Restaurant & Lounge presents Savoy Live from 6-9 p.m. at 2623 Penn Ave., Strip District. Every Thursday, Savoy will showcase live music in Pittsburgh. The guest artist will be Hakim Rasheed. For more information, call 412-281-0660.



Business Calendar 6-12-13

Wellness ExpoJUNE 13—The Pittsburgh Business Times and the UPMC Health Plan will host the Wellness Expo from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Downtown. Exhibitors will receive exposure to hundreds of business professionals and business owners. Reservations are requested. For more information, call Kelli Komondor at 412-208-3845 or email KKomondor@bizjournals.com.