BODY FOUND IN M'BORO
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Murfreesboro police were investigating Wednesday morning a body found in a dumpster that was set on fire.
The body was found just across from Middle Tennessee State University at Nottingham Apartments on Greenland Drive. The apartments are right behind Blue Raider Bookstore.
Nathaniel Marsh, Julius Johnson and Tommy Lee Page were all booked early Wednesday morning on sealed indictments. Marsh and Johnson face first-degree murder and reckless endangerment charges. Page was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and burglary charges. Marsh and Johnson were jailed without bond, but Page's bond was set at $250,000.
All three men have lengthy criminal histories
Students in Metro Nashville Public Schools aren't making gains necessary to be competitive with their classmates statewide and nationally, an annual report card released Tuesday showed. Scores showed that in most cases, Metro students trailed state averages and showed little improvement on standardized tests given in the spring. The tests were the last to measure what students learned under Tennessee's old curriculum, which was criticized for being too easy when compared with those in other states.
University of Mississippi chancellor Dan Jones is considering a ban on "From Dixie With Love" at games after fans have ignored requests to refrain from chanting "the South will rise again." Jones tells the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, "So many have worked hard to make sure our image moves forward, and we don't want anything to hurt that. I think the vast majority of our students don't understand the significance of this. I think most of the students who are participating in saying those words don't know how painful they are." Athletics director Pete Boone says the school's coaches are in support of a ban on the chant.
The divorce saga between Nas and Kelis rolls on. Yesterday in New York, the rapper's lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, filed legal papers asking the judge to block the "Milkshake" singer from getting any spousal support. The motion also requests joint custody of their two-month-old son, Knight Jones.
Kelis is asking for more than 72-thousand dollars a month
Show hosts Terrence Howard and Taraji Henson performed Peaches & Herb's "Reunited." Other performers included Trey Songz and Toni Braxton, who dueted on "Yesterday," Hilson and Ludacris. Ginuwine, Chico DeBarge, Brian McKnight, Kandi Burruss and K-Ci & JoJo sang a medley of Charlie Wilson's hits, including "Early in the Morning," "Outstanding" and "Yearning for Your Love." Wilson also hit the stage to sing bits of "There Goes My Baby" and "Burn Rubber on Me."
The 2009 Soul Train Music Awards airs November 29th on the cable networks B-E-T and Centric. --
The Louisiana judge who drew heavy fire for refusing to marry an interracial couple has quit. Last month, justice of the peace Keith Bardwell refused to sign a marriage license for Beth Humphrey and Terence McKay, and the couple has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit. Bardwell, who insisted he isn't racist but was concerned for children that could be born into the marriage, resigned in person at the Louisiana secretary of state's office. An interim justice will be appointed until a special election is held next year.