May 2012 22

According to TMZ, rapper Tauheed “2 Chainz” Epps was arrested today at LaGuardia Airport in New York. It is said that cops found brass knuckles in a carry-on bag that belonged to the rapper. 2 Chainz was said to be entering the Delta terminal to fly to a show in North Carolina and soon after is when the TSA discovered brass knuckles in his bag. Police were called to the scene and 2 Chainz was taken into custody for misdemeanor possession of a criminal weapon. This all happened around 1:45 local time and 2 Chainz is still being held in police custody. A rep for 2 Chainz says that his team is “handling the situation.”

Feb 2012 17

Scott Storch was reportedly arrested for cocaine possession in Las Vegas. According to TMZ.com, the police report said that the producer tried to hide a baggie of cocaine in a trash can at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Vegas before cops arrived. The arresting officer says cops fished out the baggie after receiving a tip from hotel security and discovered it contained 2.7 grams of coke.

Storch was arrested on February 4th at around 8:30 am. Sources say that the arrest happened after an employee called police to complain that Storch wouldn’t pay for his room. When cops arrived to the scene, we’re told officers discovered Storch was in possession of cocaine. Storch was hauled to a nearby police station … where he was released on $5k bond.

  • Storch reportedly blew a $30 million fortune after getting hooked on drugs back in 2006. He eventually checked into rehab and has been working on his recovery ever since.

The Horrific Aftermath From The Devastating Earthquake In Japan
Mar 2011 13

Japan is crumbling from a violent earthquake and a devastating tsunami. Residents are hoping to be spared from further catastrophic fate. According to CNN, there is a widespread of radiation from damaged nuclear plants. This is the country’s strongest earthquake in more than a century

The death toll from both the earthquake and tsunami has risen to 801. An additional 678 are missing, said the National Police Agency. Officials are fearful the numbers will increase tremendously once rescuers reach more hard-hit areas.

The government has evacuated more than 200,000 residents from homes close to the nuclear plant and test 160 people for radiation exposure on Sunday.

Meanwhile, in neighborhoods devoured by the tsunami, rescuers and devastated residents scramble to reach survivors. The city of Sendai lay in ruins, cars are stacked on top of each other; and a carpet of sludge covered the remains of what used to be homes.

There are about 2.5 million households without electricity. “Aftershocks keep coming every 10 minutes and my house sways every time,” said one Tokyo resident.

The death toll is expected to surge. The number of dead in Miyagi prefecture alone “will undoubtedly be in the tens thousands.” Japanese public broadcaster NHK  reported, citing the prefecture’s police chief.

At least 48 other countries and the European Union have also offered relief.

Friday’s quake is the strongest earthquake in recorded history to hit Japan with a magnitude of 8.9, according to U.S. Geologic Survey records that date to 1900. The world’s largest record earthquake took place in Chile on May 22, 1960 with a magnitude of 9.5.

Powerful 8.9 Earthquake Hits Japan
Mar 2011 11

A magnitude-8.9 earthquake and powerful aftershocks hit Japan’s eastern cost Friday afternoon (March 11th), causing a 13-foot tsunami that swept miles inland. Major damage was caused by the tsunami, which slammed into dozens of cities along a 1,300-mile stretch of the country’s eastern coast, while fires trigged by the quake were burning out of control up and down the coast, including one in an oil refinery. The quake actually struck about 80 miles off the eastern coast, some 240 miles northeast of Tokyo.

  • Meanwhile, the tsunami warning was widened to include Hawaii and other nations in or bordering the Pacific Ocean, including Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and Central and South America.