Singer Fiona Apple has apologized for her recent drug arrest. She expressed her condolences to the audience gathered to see her at the House of Blues in New Orleans. Expressing frustration that being busted for possession of marijuana and hashish has drawn attention away from her new album, The Idler Wheel, Apple said that she was very sorry for the incident. She referred to the work on the album being overshadowed “by this bullshit.” Unfortunately, breaking the law and being arrested will overshadow other things and that is a logical consequence to having drugs
Singer Fiona Apple’s Austin, Texas concert has been postponed after the singer’s arrest for possession of marijuana and hashish. She was released from jail after posting a $10,000 bond, according to the Hudspeth County Sheriff’s Office. Apple’s tour bus was stopped at a border-patrol checkpoint. A canine unit found the illegal substances, which Apple admitted belonged to her. The concert will be rescheduled and a new date will be announced. The singer was immediately taken to jail. She should be treated like anyone else found with illegal drugs, no matter what she does for a living.
Elizabeth Appenzelle, Coastal Carolina’s head cheerleading coach, was arrested on September 9, and charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest. She has resigned her position, which she held since 2009. The University had no comment to the news. Appenzelle was found sitting in the bed of a man’s pickup truck and when asked to leave by police, did exit the vehicle but did so in a loud and boisterous manner. She allegedly kicked officers while being arrested. This is not the type of behavior a cheerleading coach should be demonstrating, and she should have resigned.
Federal officials in New Jersey have arrested 14 people in connection with a long-running a very lucrative tax refund fraud scheme which involved over 8,000 phony income tax returns seeking $65 million in illegal refunds. The defendants have been charged with theft of government property and conspiracy to defraud the U.S. The scheme is estimated to have created $11 million in losses using stolen Social Security Numbers in Puerto Rico. These funds were stolen from all U.S. citizens, and if the perpetrators should be punished accordingly.
World champion skateboarder Shaun White has formally apologized after his arrest for vandalism and public intoxication while partying a little too hard while celebrating at pal Patrick Carney’s wedding. He took to his Facebook page to say he was sorry and explain that he was sorry. White was taken to hospital after police arrived on the scene and received medical treatment before being treated, charged and released from custody. It’s too bad that his friend’s celebration was marred by White’s lapse in judgement, since that is what people will remember from this special day.
Undercover FBI agents have arrested an 18-year-old man who tried to detonate a car bomb outside a Chicago bar. Adel Daoud, a U.S. citizen, was apprehended by an agent posing as a terrorist who provided him with a dummy car bomb and watched as Daoud pressed the “trigger.” Daoud is accused of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to damage and destroy a building with an explosive. This quiet teen has got some explaining to do to his family and the authorities to answer these charges.
Police have arrested Michael Di Gino for lewd acts with a teenage girl. The victim and the suspect had a teacher-student relationship. The 38-year-old man had been a teacher at Merryhill Preparatory School for the past 14 years. He was immediately fired from his job after being taken into custody. .The victim alleged that she had been sexually assaulted by Di Gino several times and that the incidents had taken place on campus in 2009. The school has responded quickly to ensure that students are kept safe but none of the allegations have been proven in court yet.
Actor Michael Madsen has been taken to hospital after being arrested on suspicion of DUI. The star of Kill Bill was observed driving erratically in Malibu, CA at around 2:50 p.m.. He was pulled over by police and subsequently failed a breathalyzer test. According to reports, the actor blew 0.20, which over twice the legal limit of 0.08. Madsen was taken to the hospital for a medical exam following the incident. He will be booked for a misdemeanor DUI, and bail will be set at $15,000.00. Madsen claims it’s a misunderstanding, but the numbers don’t lie.
Minneapolis Police have announced that they have made an arrest in a murder case which took place over 30 years ago. Robert William Skogstad, age 57, was arrested in Kansas in connection with the death of 22-year-old Mary Cathryn Steinhart, who was stabbed to death inside her apartment. She had been raped. Police found a butcher’s knife at the scene. There were no signs of forced entry, and Skogstad had been a caretaker at the building where the victim lived. DNA evidence was collected at the scene and likely linked the suspect to the crime; too bad it too so long to catch him.
Mexican police have arrested 12 suspected members of the Cartel independiente de Acapulco for the murders of at least 18 people. One of those arrested was Jose Alberto Quiroz Perez, who is allegedly one of the cartel’s bosses. Quiroz Perez and his associates are suspected of kidnapping rival gang members, murdering them and dumping their bodies in public places, along with threatening messages. The cartel also threatened business owners in Acapulco. This major arrest is a step in the right direction and hopefully the charges will lead to convictions against all the accused.