Author Archives: Courtney Jacobs

  • Lil Snupe, 18, Shot to Death

    Louisiana law enforcement officials are investigating the shooting death June 20 of rap music performer Lil Snupe in Winnfield, La., police said. Lil Snupe, born Addarren Ross, 18, was found with two gunshot wounds to the torso when police responded to reports of a shooting in an apartment ...

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  • Tim Tebow Finds New Home with Patriots

    Quarterback Tim Tebow has extended his stay in the NFL, finding a new home with the New England Patriots under a two-year contract. Tebow won the Heisman Trophy at the University of Florida, and last year led the Denver Broncos to their first playoff appearance in six years, defeating the ...

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  • Melwood Celebrates a Half-Century of Helping

    Melwood, a non-profit organization that creates jobs and opportunities to improve the lives of people with disabilities, is ready to celebrate this summer. For their 50th anniversary, the group is turning its Upper Marlboro campus into play space June 15 from noon to 4 p.m.with food vendors, a ...

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  • Gospel Group Takes Family’s Story to Reality TV

    A new reality TV show is being launched focusing on “Forever Jones,” a gospel group that has been nominated several times for Grammy awards. The show, to be called “Forever Jones,” began airing June 5 on Bounce TV and chronicles life in the gospel group since the success ...

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  • A Football Player’s Life Turns Around

    Brian Banks–arrested, falsely accused and convicted of rape as a teenager in 2002, released in 2007– in 2013 at the age of 27, is on the verge of making his dream of playing in the National Football League a reality. Banks was one of the top linebackers in the nation at age 17. He ...

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  • Jason Kidd & Grant Hill Announce their Retirement

    New York Knicks guard Jason Kidd and Los Angeles Clippers forward Grant Hill have both decided to hang up their jerseys for good. Hill retired from the National Basketball Association on June 1 and Kidd followed suit retiring two days later on June 3. “My time in professional basketball ...

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