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2 arrested, 3 still at large in shooting in Hollywood Florida that injured 9

Police in Hollywood, Florida said that two people have been arrested, while three suspects are still being sought in connection with Monday’s mass shooting on the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk in Hollywood, Florida that left nine people including several children hospitalized.  Hollywood Police have not released the identities of the injured, but said four of the nine victims are minors ranging in ages from 1 to 17, and the 5 adults are between the ages of 25 – 65. All of the victims were taken to either Memorial Regional Hospital or Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital; as of Tuesday morning, three adults had been treated and released from the hospital, while the other victims were in stable condition.

The shooting on Memorial Day happened shortly before 7 p.m. near Johnson Street, as the Broadwalk was crowded with Memorial Day beachgoers. Police said the incident started with an altercation between two groups of people that resulted in gunfire, and video from the city of Hollywood’s live feed of Hollywood Beach show people running or seeking cover when the gunshots were fired. What appears to be two guns can also be seen on the ground in the video. Officers responded and detained multiple people at or near the scene.

Police said Tuesday that while the people detained weren’t identified as the shooters, two were arrested on firearms charges; five handguns had been recovered, police said. Two of the handguns had been reported stolen, including one from Miami-Dade and one from Texas. Officials also released photos of three people who they believe were involved in the shooting, and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them. At a news conference Tuesday, Hollywood Mayor Josh Levy was the two people arrested were not from Hollywood but were from elsewhere in South Florida. Said Levy: “I’m very confident that we will apprehend those three persons. When you do something like this in broad daylight, with CCTV cameras up and down our Broadwalk, you will be identified and you will be caught and brought to justice. We’re not gonna tolerate this kind of behavior in a beautiful beach setting. We’re a very peaceful city and we will not tolerate people coming into our city and behaving in this way with no regard to people that are in harm’s way with iinocent bystanders injured like they were yesterday.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Hollywood Police Department at 954-764-4357(HELP) or 954-967-4567.

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Family announced that former First Lady Rosalynn Carter has dementia

In a statement issued by the Carter Center on Tuesday, the family of former First Lady Rosalynn Carter announced that Mrs. Carter has dementia. The statement read: “The Carter family is sharing that former first lady Rosalynn Carter has dementia. She continues to live happily at home with her husband, enjoying spring in Plains and visits with loved ones. Mrs. Carter has been the nation’s leading mental health advocate for much of her life. First in the Georgia governor’s mansion, then in the White House, and later at The Carter Center, she urged improved access to care and decreased stigma about issues surrounding mental health.”

The former first lady is 95, and the statement did not say when she was given the diagnosis. The statement continued: “One in 10 older Americans have dementia, a condition that affects overall mental health. We recognize, as she did more than half a century ago, that stigma is often a barrier that keeps individuals and their families from seeking and getting much-needed support. We hope sharing our family’s news will increase important conversations at kitchen tables and in doctor’s offices around the country. The universality of caregiving is clear in our family, and we are experiencing the joy and the challenges of this journey. We do not expect to comment further and ask for understanding for our family and for everyone across the country serving in a caregiver role.”

In February, it was announced that former President Jimmy Carter, 98, was suspending medical care and receiving only end-of-life hospice care, tweeting at the time: “After a series of short hospital stays, former President Jimmy Carter today decided to spend his remaining time at home with his family and receive hospice care instead of additional medical intervention.”

The Carters have been married since 1946. They have four children and more than two dozen grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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Darius Rucker to release vinyl edition of ‘True Believers’

In honor of the 10-year anniversary of his platinum-certified album, True Believers, Darius Rucker is releasing it on vinyl for the first time.  Rucker says in a press release: “This album changed so much for me musically and for our live show. As a kid who worked as a clerk in a record store, there’s a part of me that has always wanted this album to live on vinyl, so this is a great way to commemorate 10 years of ‘Believers’.”

The album, originally released on May 21, 2013, features singles “Radio,” (which reached the Top 5 on country radio), and the title track, which hit the Top 20 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. True Believers also contains Rucker’s cover of Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel,” which won him the Best Country Solo Performance at the 2014 Grammy Awards. In 2022, that cover made history as one of five country songs to be certified diamond by the RIAA for sales of more than 10 million copies.

True Believers (10th Anniversary Edition) will be available on black vinyl, along with a limited number of commemorative signed copies.  The vinyl edition is available for pre-order now.

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Jelly Roll reveals tracklist for “Whitsitt Chapel” featuring Miranda Lambert, Ashley McBryde & more

Ahead of the full release of his album Whitsitt Chapel next month, Jelly Roll is sharing the full tracklist for the project.

Jelly Roll is a writer on all 13 songs on the album, and has recruited famous co-writers including Hardy, Miranda Lambert and Ashley McBryde. Brantley Gilbert co-wrote “Behind Bars” — a collaboration that Gilbert also sings on, along with Struggle Jennings. The new album also includes the Lainey Wilson duet version of “Save Me” that the pair debuted at the 2023 ACM Awards, as well as a duet with Nashville-based rapper Yelawolf called “Unlive.”

Jelly Roll has already dropped some music from Whitsitt Chapel, including “Save Me,” “She” and his current single “Need a Favor”. To pre-save/preorder Whitsitt Chapel, head HERE.

Jelly Roll Reveals Miranda Lambert, HARDY & More As Co-Writers On ‘WHITSITT CHAPEL’ Track List

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LL Cool J to recur as Sam Hanna on ‘NCIS: Hawai’i’

NCIS: Los Angeles star LL Cool J will reprise his role of Sam Hanna on Season 3 of NCIS: Hawai’i. The actor tweeted along with a photo of him with his new co-star Vanessa Lachey: “Let’s do this!!!”  The cast of Hawai’i also includes Alex Tarrant, Noah Mills, Yasmine Al-Bustami and Jason Antoon.

LL Cool J had a cameo in the Season 2 finale NCIS: Hawai’i on CBS. Executive producers Matt Bosack, Jan Nash and Christopher Silber said in a joint statement: “All of us at NCIS: Hawai’i have been huge fans of LL Cool J for years and couldn’t be more thrilled or honored to be adding his spectacular talent to our ohana for Season 3” 

NCIS: Los Angeles wrapped up its 14-season run this year; CBS announced in January that it was not renewing the series for a 15th season.  Los Angeles starred Chris O’Donnell, Linda Hunt, Daniela Ruah, Eric Christian Olsen, Medalion Rahimi, Caleb Castille and Gerald McRaney.

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2023 MTV Video Music Awards will return to New Jersey in September

The 2023 MTV Video Music Awards returns to New Jersey’s Prudential Center on Tuesday, September 12, airing live at 8 p.m. ET and PT. The VMAs will air across MTV linear and digital platforms in more than 150 countries and territories, the network said.

Bruce Gillmer, President of Music, Music Talent, Programming & Events, Paramount and Chief Content Officer, Music, Paramount+ said in a statement: “Celebrating one of our biggest nights in music with the Garden State’s incredible fans has been our goal since last year’s highly successful event.”

Last year’s show was hosted by Nicki Minaj, who was honored during the show with the Video Vanguard Award, while the Global Icon Award was given to the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Performers for last year’s show included Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Blackpink, Bad Bunny, Anitta, Jack Harlow, Kane Brown and others.

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Man arrested after shooting spree leaves 4 killed, 1 injured in Arizona

Authorities confirmed on Monday that a man has been arrested and charged with killing four people and injuring another during a shooting spree over the holiday weekend.

Police announced in a statement that Iren Byers, a 20-year-old Arizona man, was located on Sunday afternoon and took him into custody in Mesa, Ariz.  Court documents show Byers is charged with four counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder. Mesa Police Detective Brandi George said that Byers admitted to the shootings during questioning, and is cooperating while in police custody. He told them that in each of the five slayings he did not call for medical help because he believed his victims “did not deserve it;” adding that most of the victims were homeless and that Byers was “angry toward people who used drugs.”

Police first responded to a 911 call of shots fired around 3:40 p.m. Friday in downtown Phoenix, where they discovered a 41-year-old man dead at the scene. A second call came in around 10:30 p.m. in the Beverly Park neighborhood in northwest Mesa, where officers located a second 41-year-old victim who had died from gunshot wounds. While still at that scene, police located a 36-year-old woman nearby who had also been shot shortly after midnight. The woman was taken to the hospital to undergo surgery, and was listed in stable condition early Sunday.  At around 1 a.m. another call to police was made, where they found another 41-year-old man that had died from his injuries. Nearly one hour later, investigators found the final victim, a 40-year-old man also killed by gunfire, located in Mesa around 2 a.m. on Saturday.

Investigators said they identified Byers using surveillance video collected from public transit, as well as a home and businesses. Later, investigators preliminarily matched the same 9mm handgun to all five shootings using shell casings, and they later recovered the gun at Byers’ residence along with other evidence.

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Search of apartment wreckage in Iowa building collapse is called off amid safety fears

After 24 hours, the search and rescue effort taking place after part of an apartment building collapsed in Davenport, Iowa will transition to its recovery phase. A section of the red brick building on the city’s Main Street came down at around 5pm on Sunday, with at least one-fourth of the structure’s units destroyed. The cause of the collapse has not been determined but some residents described the sound it created as an “explosion”. Residents living in the area reported that the building was known to have problems, including visible water damage.

As of Monday morning, a total of eight people had been rescued from the wreckage and the number of people missing remains unclear. K-9 units left the scene on Monday afternoon after authorities said there was no sign of residents trapped under the rubble. However, at least one resident of the apartment complex is unaccounted for.

In an update on Monday evening, municipal council member Kyle Gripp said that the building is not salvageable and will be torn down on Tuesday. No residents will be allowed back into the building before demolition begins due to its unstable condition. The Davenport Development and Neighborhood Services Department will oversee demolition operations.

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Jake Owen shares four songs from upcoming LP ‘Loose Cannon’

Jake Owen shared that his seventh studio album, Loose Cannon, will arrive on June 23. A description of the 16-track record reads: “A collection of summertime staples that tip their hat to classic country rhythms audiences of all generations can crack a cold one to.”

Owen said in a statement: “I can’t wait to share this new wave of music with my fans. This album is a long time coming and feels like the best version of me. Grab your buddies, put the boat in the water, pour a cold one out, and we’ll catch y’all out on the lake. It’s the best time of year and we’re ready to celebrate.”

In anticipation of the album’s release, Owen shared four new songs from Loose Cannon: “On The Boat Again,” “Solo, Solo,” “Nothing,” and “Hot Truck Beer.”

To pre-order Loose Cannon, head here.

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Bailey Zimmerman earns biggest country streaming debut of all time with “Religiously”

Bailey Zimmerman’s debut album Religiously. The Album earned the top debut on the country albums, landing in the Top 3 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, No. 7 on their all-genre Billboard 200 chart and No. 8 on The Billboard Canadian Album Chart.– marking not only the biggest streaming debut album of the year across all genres, but also the biggest streaming country debut of all time. Zimmerman has already surpassed two billion global streams to date and recently celebrated six weeks at No. 1 with his multi-Platinum hit single “Rock And A Hard Place.”

Warner Music Nashville co-president Cris Lacy and Elektra Entertainment president Gregg Nadel said in a statement: “We are so proud of Bailey and the history-making, debut album he delivered. It’s been incredibly rewarding to watch this talented, young artist develop as both a songwriter and performer, connecting with his fans in truly meaningful way. The partnership between our two labels has been equally gratifying, working hand in hand alongside Bailey’s team, to make this launch one for the record books. This is only the beginning of a long and successful career.”

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