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Former Chicago Bears star Michael Richardson has been arrested in connection with a shooting death in Phoenix.

The former Arizona State standout was arrested Wednesday and booked into the county jail in connection with the murder of 47-year-old Ronald Like. Phoenix police say Richardson, 59, shot Like on Tuesday near 40th and Van Buren Street.

The victim was rushed to a local hospital where he later died.

Richardson was an All-Pro cornerback for the 1985 Super Bowl Champion Chicago Bears.

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Richardson rapped in the Bears' "Super Bowl Shuffle" music video. "I'm LA Mike and I play it cool. They don't sneak by me because I'm no fool," Richardson rapped.

Richardson was arrested twice in 2020 for drug possession. He was also arrested in 2018 in Maricopa County on drug possession and theft charges.

He has been convicted of more than 20 crimes since 2008.

Richardson is being held without bail. He is charged with murder, misconduct involving weapons, and a felony warrant, according to ABC15.
 

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Squirrels who regularly feast on culinary delights tossed out by upscale restaurants in New York City are starving now that restaurants have shut down.

Aggressive squirrels have been terrorizing and attacking New Yorkers for three weeks now. Residents say the squirrels are drawing blood.

Residents of a Queens neighborhood are ducking and running to avoid flying squirrels who jump on them and sink their teeth into them.

"We're wrestling in the snow and there's blood everywhere and my fingers getting chewed and it won't let go," Micheline Frederick tells WCBS-TV. "Eventually, it just stopped and there I was a big bloody mess."

Fredrick produced a photo that showed the bloody aftermath of the squirrel assault. "This was an MMA cage match and I lost!" she said.

Two other neighbors shared their own horrific tales of unprovoked squirrel attacks.

"These squirrels are aggressively going after people," Vinati Singh said.

The city's health department advised Queens residents to call a licensed trapper to deal with the pests. Small squirrels rarely test positive for rabies, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
 

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NeNe Leakes is still bothered by her wrongful termination from Bravo's Real Housewives of Atlanta. The 53-year-old, who was let go for being insubordinate, is calling on her fans to join her in protest outside Bravo's Atlanta studios.

RHOA's first million-dollar contract holder tweeted: "Be Smart and DO NOT SUPPORT count down shows TONIGHT that aren’t supporting or respecting BLACK WOMEN creativity/equality and blacklisting us from working if we speak the truth abt their wrong doings [sic]."

She added: "Don't believe me, believe your eyes... In 2021, we will form a March outside these racist studios #blackwomenmatter."

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Earlier, NeNe asked her followers to sign a petition and repost boycott flyers. She also asked fans to "turn off your TVs" and boycott the show.

NeNe retained the services of civl rights attorney Ben Crump in a bid to sue Bravo to get her job back.

During an Instagram live, the former stripper explained why she's accusing Bravo of racism and age discrimination. She said her white counterparts on other 'Housewives' shows were paid more and "elevated" while she was "demoted."

"It's not so much about me having my own show... When you work at any company you want elevation. It's about leveling up. Whether I'm an actress or an executive, everybody wants to level up on their opportunity or their job... as an original Housewife, a lot of these girls were being elevated, I was being demoted.

"I was given less and less episodes and these girls were given more and more episodes. I was given less. Original housewives across the board in different states, Beverly Hills, New Jersey, other places – they were given full seasons and I was given less episodes every season."

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A St. Louis police officer is recovering from a concussion after she was beaten with her own baton for telling a female customer to wear a face mask.

Police are still searching for the woman who beat the sheriff's deputy at a Shell station on North Tucker in downtown St. Louis on Christmas Day.

The altercation took place after the woman walked into the gas station with face mask in hand.

The 59-year-old deputy who was moonlighting as security asked the customer to put her mask on. Police say the woman became belligerent, fought with the deputy then beat the law enforcement officer about the head with her own baton.

Bystanders rushed over to help the wounded officer, who then used her baton to pummel the woman in her car before she managed to drive off.

Sheriff Vernon Betts said the deputy "performed admirably while injured and under duress. This incident points to the dangers law enforcement officers face every day."

Some states have mask mandates making it illegal to be in public without face masks or face coverings.
 

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Police have arrested one of the juveniles seen in viral videos attacking a BMW on a Manhattan street this week.

Video footage shows dozens of teens surrounding the vehicle, kicking the car and punching the windows as the driver's frantic mother called 911 while screaming, "We're going to die!

The 70-year-old woman and her son had just dropped off a donation to a nonprofit organization that benefits Black Lives Matter when the attack happened.

Max Torgovnick told the NY Post he and his mother were headed to his father's neurology office on Fifth Avenue when his BMW was surrounded by a pack of 50 teenagers on BMX bicycles -- Christmas gifts from a nonprofit organization.

Torgovnick said he was worried the teens would smash out his car windows, get inside the car and pull them out.

According to the NY Post, the juvenile detainee, who lives in Queens, is being charged with vandalism to Torgovnick's car and other misdemeanors.

More arrests are expected.

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Music producer Money Jezus is disappointed at the negative comments to his music video featuring a Black male-to-female trans.

In the video, a young man takes his trans lover (Lana Patel) to meet his family members at a BBQ where they unexpectedly welcome Patel with open arms.

Money, aka Desmond South, has worked with the music industry's top hip-hop artists including Chris Brown, 2 Chainz, Jeremih, Nick Jonas, Kodak Black, Verse Simmonds and more.

As record labels work toward a goal of featuring more trans models in place of women in music videos in 2021, Desmond’s inclusive music video is not resonating with some hip-hop fans.

Desmond addressed the negative comments:

"Not surprised at all to see all the hateful ass comments," he wrote on Youtube. "I know y'all want me to remove this video but it ain't happening. This is exactly WHY this story needs to be shown."

A supporter wrote: "This was lovely. Don't let some of the ignorance in the comment section make you forget that your creation will mean a lot to many people who watch it. Keep on creating because there are many who will keep appreciating."
 

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Actress Jada Pinkett Smith is just like you. The mom-of-two is not willing to loan money to broke family members because "I'm not trying to have fallouts over money."

In other words, Jada will give loved ones her pocket change, but if a family member needs a loan for a new car or a new house, they are out of luck.

The Girls Trip star has set strict rules for herself when it comes to sharing her wealth, because she doesn't want relationships to be ruined over someone's failure to repay a loan.

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Jada explained her stance on the latest episode of her Facebook Watch show Red Table Talk, as she helped a wealthy viewer named Samantha to navigate the "awkward" situation of feeling obliged to lend cash to relatives.

"For people like us, who came from backgrounds where we didn't have much, don't feel guilty," Jada advised. "I spent so many years feeling guilty and my guilt made me feel like I owed everybody and I wasn't allowed to say, 'No.' And that's just not true, right?"

Will Smith's wife continued, "First of all, I don't lend money. I only give money that I am willing to give like, 'This is a gift.'

"I do not lend money because that turns into a lot of problems, just as far of the expectation of people paying you back or what have you. So I tend to not give where I can't just say, 'Here's a gift to you.' Specifically people who are close to me, 'cause I'm not trying to have fallouts over money."

Jada says she will only come to someone's financial assistance if they are truly ready for the help.

"So it's like, somebody's like, 'I want a new house,' but they don't have a job to support the house they're trying to buy. It's like, 'Well, you're not ready for that.' So I'm not about to help you get into something that ultimately is going to make more difficulty for you, right? And so, I really had to look at that. So I've also learned to help people with resources, with education."

Concluding her money advice to Samantha, Jada added, "Don't feel guilty just because we got our grind on. You don't owe nobody nothing."

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What Corona? A horny nurse risked everything to have noisy sex with a Covid-19 patient in a hospital bathroom, according to the NY Post.

With a 99.9% survival rate for Covid-19, the nurse apparently wasn't concerned about the health risks.

News of the incident at a Jakarta hospital went viral Friday, Dec. 25, after the patient bragged on Twitter about his sexual tryst with a male nurse.

"It is true that there has been a suspected incident of a same-sex relationship between a health worker and a COVID-19 patient at the Wisma Atlet Emergency Hospital," said Asep Gunawan of the National Nurses Association.

The NY Post reports that the patient tweeted a photo of the nurse's PPE on the hospital room floor as the two went at it.

The hospital administration was understandably humiliated. The nurse was suspended and there may be criminal charges.

"This case has been transferred to the Central Jakarta Police. We have secured the health worker to become a witness and asked for further information," said Lt. Col. Arh Herwin of the Regional Military Command.

Nurse and patient were tested for Covid-19. The patient is still positive and the nurse is negative.

If convicted, both men face up to 10 years in prison.

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Adolfo Quiñones, best known as break dancer/actor Shabba-Doo, died Wednesday. His cause of death was not disclosed. He was 65.

Quiñones, who is Puerto Rican and Black, honed his break dancing and locking skills in a housing project in Chicago. He danced for family members for spare change.

He moved with his mother and sister to Los Angeles, where he danced in clubs around the Crenshaw strip.

He was a founding member of the dance troupe The Lockers with Fred Berry (What's Happening) and Toni Basil. The troupe opened for Frank Sinatra at Carnegie Hall and presented an award at the Grammys. They appeared on music variety TV shows, Soul Train, and in TV documentaries.

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Quiñones later joined the Soul Train Gang and served as Madonna's choreographer during her Who's That Girl? tour in 1987.

He co-wrote the musical Rave, and the movie Dancing to a Different Beat (1993). Quiñones starred as Turbo opposite dancer Michael "Boogaloo Shrimp" Cambers in the movie Breakin' (1984), then retuned as Ozone in Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984).

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"Breakin' was more than just a dance film, it launched a cultural revolution. In that way, there is no other feeling quite like it. I knew it was going to be a hit," said Quiñones, pictured with Jamie Alexander in 2006.

"If I could tell anyone out there one thing, it's that working on your craft is great, having the desire is great, passion is great, but the match that ignites it all is education. Go to school, know your craft, know how it works and be in control of your destiny."

Quiñones is survived by a daughter and a son.

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The suspect wanted in the death of a 7-year-old girl near Phipps Plaza mall in Atlanta was previously arrested for a gang-related shooting at another mall.

Kennedy Maxie was shot in the head while riding in a car with her mom and aunt near Phipps Plaza on Dec. 21. She died from her injuries on Saturday.

Police named Daquan Reed, 24, as a suspect in her murder. He is wanted for felony murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and other charges.

Reed was among several men fighting in the parking lot outside Saks Fifth Avenue, police say.

Reed got into a car and fired three shots out the window as he drove off. Police believed a stray bullet struck Kennedy.

"He is not a stranger to law enforcement," said embattled Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms at a press conference on Tuesday. She said Reed has had previous run-ins with law enforcement.

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Reed (right) was arrested in Norfolk, Virginia following a shooting at MacArthur Center on Oct. 14, 2019. A 56-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man were injured in the shooting.

The shooting happened after Reed and Molek Alcantara (left) were walking through the mall and bumped into a 23-year-old man. The three "exchanged words" and Molek pulled out a gun and opened fire.

The mall was locked down for an hour while police investigated the shooting. Both men were arrested by U.S. Marshals in Atlanta days after the incident.

In January, Reed was convicted of being an accessory after the fact. A liberal judge sentenced him to a year in jail with 9 months suspended and two years of unsupervised probation.

Reed is still at large. City leaders are urging anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers tip line at 404-577-TIPS (8477).