Rapper Young Slo-Be Dies in California Shooting

Stockton, California rapper Young Slo-Be has died. The 29-year-old musician, whose real name is Disean Victor and whose song "I Love You" samples Mariah Carey's "Circles," was shot and killed in Manteca, California on Friday, Aug. 5. His passing was confirmed by his project manager at Thizzler on the Roof.
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North Carolina woman turns 105

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — The secret to a long life? Working hard and respecting God, according to Ms. Gussie, who celebrated her 105th birthday with her family in Huntersville Wednesday. Gussie grew up on a farm in Greenville, South Carolina. She remembers picking cotton and clearing weeds on the farm...

TikTok’s Weight Loss Ad Problem Is Still Out of Control

Click here to read the full article. Don’t Let This Flop is released Wednesdays on all audio streaming platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Stitcher and more. If you spend a lot of time on TikTok and you’re a person who menstruates, you’ve probably gotten ads for supplements called Flo Vitamins. Flo Vitamins are a lot like many other supplements that advertise on social media — they’re plant-based, in cutesy millennial pink packaging, and they’re said to reduce acne, cramps, and bloating related to PMS. But Flo Vitamins doesn’t quite market itself as a PMS supplement. Rather, it seems to market itself as a supplement intended for weight...

Charlotte Kay Jewelers closed after apparent break-in

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Kay Jewelers store in Charlotte's Steel Creek neighborhood is closed after an apparent break-in Monday. When a WCNC Charlotte photographer tried to visit the store Tuesday, he found broken glass on a store door, window, and product display cases. No employees were visible inside the locked store.

Gaston County man wins over $4 million from lottery game

GASTONIA, N.C. — A Gastonia man is taking home over four million dollars after winning a North Carolina Education Lottery game. Jimmie Shindler played the Lucky for Life game online Wednesday. He won after matching all five white balls with the yellow Lucky Ball, lotto officials said. His game...
Pride Of Detroit

What we learned from Hard Knocks Lions episode 1

The inaugural episode of Hard Knocks, this season focused on the Detroit Lions, was bound together by a single Metallica song. Dan Campbell invoked “No Leaf Clover” in the opening minutes during a speech to his team, and the montage at the end of the show brought the strings and harps and guitars all together in a crashing finale.
The Ringer

12(ish) Questions to Midnight: Pop Culture Edition

The Midnight Boys bring you a very special episode as they attempt to answer 12 of the most pressing questions in pop culture, recorded live from the NABJ/NAHJ Conference in Las Vegas (10:48). Hosts: Charles Holmes, Van Lathan, Jomi Adeniran, and Steve Ahlman. Social: Jomi Adeniran. Senior Producer: Steve Ahlman.

Daily Crunch: Spotify Tickets rollout lets concertgoers buy passes for live gigs

Hello, Minnesota! We’re back with another City Spotlight on September 7, where all eyes are on Minneapolis. Burnsy wrote up a teaser of the event for you. Because you read this newsletter and we love you, you can sign up completely for free here. Okay, we’ll be honest; it’s free for everyone. But you do read Daily Crunch, and we do love you. So we’ve got that going for us, like the big happy family we are. — Christine and Haje.

Former Alabama QB makes bold prediction for Vols offense in 2022

The hype is at an impressive level for the Tennessee Vols offense in 2022. Many think it could contend as the best unit in the SEC. Former Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Greg McElroy certainly has confidence in QB Hendon Hooker and the Vols offense under head coach Josh Heupel. McElroy...
Blazer's Edge

Will the Blazers Beat ESPN’s 35-Win Projection?

The Church of Roy podcast is back after a brief break to discuss Damian Lillard’s Formula Zero Camp, the latest position rankings, and how the Trail Blazers’ fared in ESPN’s win-loss projections. Before touching on that trio of topics, hosts Brian Wilcox and Steve Dewald detailed the training camp signings that Portland made in the past two weeks.