Rapper Nelly arrested on drug charges in Tennessee

Published: Sunday, April 12, 2015 @ 3:12 AM
Updated: Monday, April 13, 2015 @ 2:51 AM


            Rapper Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Haynes, was arrested April 11, 2015, and charged with felony possession of drugs, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
            Putnam County, Tenn., Sheriff's Department
Rapper Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Haynes, was arrested April 11, 2015, and charged with felony possession of drugs, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.(Putnam County, Tenn., Sheriff's Department)

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A Tennessee state trooper arrested internationally known hip-hop artist Nelly on felony drug charges in Putnam County on Saturday morning, WHBQ-TV in Memphis reports.

Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Haynes, was charged with felony possession of drugs, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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About 9:20 a.m. Saturday, Trooper Michael Loftis stopped a bus on Interstate 40 for failure to display a U.S. Department of Transportation and International Fuel Tax Association sticker, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol report. The trooper said he planned to conduct an inspection on the bus when he noticed an odor of marijuana.

Loftis and Sgt. Donald Jennings then conducted a probable-cause search of the bus. The troopers said they discovered in the sleeper area a plastic bag that contained five colored crystal-type rocks that tested positive for methamphetamine, as well as a small amount of marijuana and other drug paraphernalia. Further investigation reportedly revealed about 100 small Ziploc bags commonly associated with the sale of narcotics and numerous handguns.

The bus was occupied by six people, one of whom was identified as Brian Jones, 44, of St. Louis. Jones, a convicted felon, was also in possession of a handgun and was charged accordingly, the police report said.

Nelly, 40, also of St. Louis, and Jones were transported to the Putnam County Jail. Nelly was released on a $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court June 19. Read the full story here.

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Must-see: High school dance team's 'Wizard of Oz' homecoming routine goes viral

Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 7:03 AM

‘The Wizard of Oz.’ (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images
‘The Wizard of Oz.’ (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)(Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)

There's no place like homecoming at Walden Grove High School in Sahuarita, Arizona.

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According to the Arizona Republic, the school's Performing Arts Crew dance team, aka PAC, recently took the school gymnasium – and the internet – by storm with a "Wizard of Oz"-themed shimmy down the yellow brick road.

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The eye-popping routine quickly went viral, raking in 1.45 million views since it was posted late last month.

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Daytonian of the Week: Speakeasy Yoga owner Tori Reynolds

Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 6:00 AM

Tori Reynolds, owner of Speakeasy Yoga, is our Oct. 18 Daytonian of the Week. PHOTO / Carly Short Photography
Tori Reynolds, owner of Speakeasy Yoga, is our Oct. 18 Daytonian of the Week. PHOTO / Carly Short Photography

If there is one person bringing Dayton some major zen, it’s Tori Reynolds.

Tori is a yoga instructor and owner of Speakeasy Yoga, a studio on the ground floor of Cannery Lofts. Tori got involved in yoga on a whim, taking a summer class at Wright State University.

“I did not think yoga was for me,” she said.

But one good teacher and the right environment was all it took for Tori to fall in love with the practice of yoga. 

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“I love being dedicated to a practice that brings balance, calm, and better mental clarity to my life,” she aid. “It keeps me grounded in pretty much everything I do.”

Tori Reynolds, owner of Speakeasy Yoga, is our Oct. 18 Daytonian of the Week. PHOTO / Carly Short Photography

And balance is something Tori needs as she juggles teaching classes, running her business and unveiling her next big project, Speakeasy Wayne, a new yoga studio opening up at the Wheelhouse in the Oregon District. Speakeasy Wayne is a smaller extension studio that will offer similar classes to those at the Cannery studio, but in an unheated studio. 

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Tori is looking forward to settling into her second Speakeasy location, because for much of her yoga teaching career, “settled” wasn’t something she felt very often. Her first business enterprise “Go With The Flow” was a travelling yoga series created with her partner Ben Rivet using his looping station, guitar and some beatboxing and vocals to create a track to which she would teach a flow.

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Tori and Ben traveled all around the country, teaching at festivals, conferences and close to 300 studios over the course of 3 years. Now -- instead of making apperances at studios near and far -- Tori has established her Speakeasy locations, and she enjoys living and working in a community where she feels invested.

We caught up with this Daytonian of the Week to find out more about her.

Tori Reynolds, owner of Speakeasy Yoga, is our Oct. 18 Daytonian of the Week. PHOTO / Carly Short Photography

Q: What’s one word you think people would use to describe you?

Aware. I don’t keep up as much with the world news or politics as I could, but I don’t feel like I miss much in my immediate surroundings and with personal interactions. I like to be aware of what’s going on with the people I come into contact with, as well as awareness of myself, how I’m doing, and how I’m impacting those people and the world around me. 

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Q: What’s your favorite spot in Dayton? 

The lobby at Speakeasy. Words can’t express how much the studio means to me, and I never dreamed I would be able to build something in a space as beautiful as it is. So sitting there on the most amazing antique, crushed velvet green couch (with fringe!) staring out the floor to ceiling windows at the city I love, I am reminded how immensely grateful I am for the opportunity to do what I am doing.

Q: What superpower would you love to have?

X-Ray vision would be super cool! (And not the kind where you see people naked.) Bone structure impacts a lot of alignment in yoga and that can make it really hard to teach people since you can’t see it that easy. Although telepathy would be cool, too, and maybe throw in a little flying? I’m pretty indecisive. 

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Tori Reynolds, owner of Speakeasy Yoga, is our Oct. 18 Daytonian of the Week. PHOTO / Carly Short Photography

Q: What inspires you about Dayton?

The people! Dayton is totally making a comeback, and all because of them. Everyone is positive and pulling for Dayton to thrive, so being a part of the business community at this point in time is a very cool experience that I will always think of fondly.

Q: If you could change or bring one thing to Dayton, would it be?

More bike lanes! Ben and I just spent some time in Copenhagen and the set up for bikers was beyond impressive. I felt so comfortable pretending to be a local riding my borrowed cruiser for those 4 days. 

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Q: What do you think Dayton will look like in 10-15 years?

More people, expanded neighborhoods, continued building revitalization… I think we’re on the right track already. Seeing how much it’s changed in just the past four years since we moved to South Park and got really dug in, I have extremely high hopes for what can happen in another 10-15!  

Know someone who would make a great Daytonian of the Week? Send a note to contact@dayton.com, telling us who and why. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Tess is a restaurant professional, home-baker and downtown Dayton dweller. When she's not mixing drinks for restaurant patrons, she's drinking champagne, buying shoes, or writing her blog, Ciao Vella. You can read about her home recipes, party planning tips, and more at www.CiaoVellaBlog.com.

Kevin James explains why his 'Kevin Can Wait' TV wife was killed off

Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 2:28 AM

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 16:
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 16: "Chore Weasel" -- Kevin thinks he's got it made when he hires Blake (Andy Ridings) via a new online app that supplies people to do household chores while he plays football with his buddies and then takes all the credit with Donna, on KEVIN CAN WAIT, Monday, Oct. 3 (8:31-9:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Erinn Hayes, Kevin James. (Photo by Michael Parmelee/CBS via Getty Images)(CBS Photo Archive/CBS via Getty Images)

"Kevin Can Wait" star Kevin James is finally talking about what led to the sudden death of Erinn Hayes’ character, Donna.

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James told the New York Daily News that the decision did not have anything to do with Hayes, but because they were out of story ideas.

“I get that people are like, ‘Whoa, why would you do this?’ But it really felt like a thing like this was needed for this show to drive forward,” he said.

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According to James, the show was initially meant to portray him as a single father, but he and producers decided to write in a wife and three children. For the show to live beyond the first two seasons, things apparently needed to change.

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“The plot of the show didn’t have enough drive,” James said. “If we got through a second season, I wouldn’t see us getting through a third one. We were literally just running out of ideas.”

James’ former TV wife from “King of Queens,” Leah Remini, has since signed on as a series regular.

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After Remini’s character was announced, Hayes took to Twitter to let fans know that she was out.

“True, I’ve been let go from the show,” she wrote. “Very sad, I had a great experience season 1. Thank you for all the support from our wonderful fans.”

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WATCH: Kate Middleton dances with Paddington Bear despite battling morning sickness

Published: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 1:45 AM

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 16:  Paddington Bear dances with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge at the Charities Forum Event on board the Belmond Britigh Pullman train at Paddington Station on October 16, 2017 in London, England.  (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 16: Paddington Bear dances with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge at the Charities Forum Event on board the Belmond Britigh Pullman train at Paddington Station on October 16, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)(Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)

Dancing Queen? Duchess Catherine took a spin with adorably cuddly Paddington Bear on Monday during a surprise appearance with her husband, Prince William, in LondonUs Weekly reports

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The duchess, who announced her third pregnancy in September, surprised Londoners at the Paddington train station with the giant dancing bear, the Mirror reported. Young guests were taken on a ride in 1920-1930s-era vintage train from the station as part of the royals’ Charities Forum, according to People. Before the ride, the beloved character danced with the royals and the children in the crowd.

The lovable character’s next film, “Paddington 2,” premieres in the United Kingdom on Nov. 10. At one point, Duchess Catherine danced with the bear and was spotted spinning around the platform.

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Children from charities including Place2Be, Anna Freud National Center for Children and Families and East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice were all present for the festivities. The Charities Forum supports more than 30 organizations in which the royals are involved.

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This is Duchess Catherine’s second public appearance since sharing the pregnancy news. The Duchess has canceled several appearances as she suffers from hyperemesis gravidarum, acute morning sickness, in her pregnancies.

Last week, she was spotted out for the first time since the announcement in honor of World Mental Health Day. Her severe morning sickness kept her from escorting her eldest son, Prince George, to school for the first time in September.

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