(News) Rick Ross Hires 24 Hour Armed Security After Drive By Attempt

As we previously reported, the Miami rapper was targeted by an unknown gunman or gunmen as he was driving Monday morning with his girlfriend. Dozens of shots were reportedly fired at Ross’ Rolls Royce as it was traveling eastbound on Las Olas.
Ross crashed the Rolls into a building trying to escape the gunfire.

TMZ is reporting that the MMG boss has now hired a team of armed security to watch his back 24 hours a day. The rapper has used a security detail in the past at various public functions, but now he’s taken steps to make sure an incident like the one on Monday doesn’t happen again by having bodyguards by his side at all times.

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(News) 27 Dead Including 18 Children in Connecticut School Shooting

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An official with knowledge of Connecticut school shooting tells the Associated Press that 27 people are dead, including 18 children. Many of the shootings took place in a kindergarten classroom, sources told the Hartford Courant. The gunman is reported dead.

One official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is still under way, says the man apparently had two guns.

The shooting was reported at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, in western Connecticut. State police say Newtown police called them at about 9:40 a.m. about the reports.

Newtown is in northern Fairfield County, about 45 miles southwest of Hartford and 80 miles northeast of New York City.

Eight-year-old Alexis Wasik, a third-grader at the school, said police were checking everybody inside the school before they were escorted to the firehouse.

“We had to walk with a partner,” she said.

One child leaving the school said that there was shattered glass everywhere. A police officer ran into the classroom and told them to run outside and keep going until the reach the firehouse.

Earlier reports of a second shooter are unconfirmed.

(Sports) J.R. Smith is Tired of Being a Sixth Man, Wants to Start For the Knicks

He has a good chance, because free-agent signee Ronnie Brewer had knee surgery in early September and won’t start practicing for two weeks. Iman Shumpert, incumbent starter at shooting guard, may not be back until January as he rehabs from ACL surgery. The shooting guard position is Smith’s for the taking. He admitted concern about being pegged as a bench player, perhaps because of a bad-boy rep. Continue reading