Inmate Dies at Anoka County Jail

An Anoka County inmate died on Saturday at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids.

Star Tribune reports,Steven James Carroll, 28, of Anoka, was found hanging by a sheet from a metal seam in the frame of his cell window Thursday afternoon, according to Cmdr. Paul Sommer. The area was in lockdown at the time, and jail personnel had been checking on inmates every 15 minutes. Carroll had been checked on and "was fine" at 2:30 p.m., but minutes later was found hanging from the sheet, Sommer said.

According to chanel 5 Eyewitness new Carroll had been in jail since Tuesday on charges including felony domestic assault and second degree burglary. He had also been wanted on a warrant out of Florida.

Sheriff officials said ,he left a suicide note in his pocket. His death is still under investigation.

Prince Harry gets Promoted by the Army

Prince Harry has been promoted to captain in the British Army.

Harry, 26 who graduated from Britain's prestigious Sandhurst military academy in 2006, was also awarded an Apache Badge on Thursday after completing an eight-month course to fly the helicopter without an instructor, St. James' Palace said according to CNN.

Prince Harry who has been speculated as preparing for a wedding with girlfriend Chelsy Davys will have a new title to his name, and that is captain.

There's speculation that Harry's outfit at the big nuptials will be the gold-brocaded state ceremonial uniform of the army regiment he originally joined when he left Sandhurst military academy. But palace aides will not confirm what the best man will be wearing until the day of the wedding, reports the Daily Beast.

Harry's elder brother Prince William serves in the Royal Air Force as a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot off the coast of Wales , according to CNN.

Yale Student Dies when Lab Machine Contacts Hair

A student at Yale University died in lab when her hair was pulled into a piece of machine-shop equipment Wednesday, an official said, according to Minnesota Daily.

Michele Dufault was a senior majoring in astronomy. She died Thursday night " in what appears to have been a terrible accident involving a piece of equipment,'' school officials said. The school said the accident took place inside chemistry lab machine shop but didn't say what the machine was.

On Tuesday, just weeks from graduating, she toiled late at night inside a machine shop in a chemistry lab, as she had for weeks while working on her senior thesis: investigating the possible use of liquid helium for detecting dark matter particles. Ms. Dufault, 22, was killed when her hair became caught in the lathe, whose rotating axis is used to hold materials like wood or metal being shaped, reports NY Times.

Dufault was active in many areas including working on underwater robotic vehicles at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts. She also traveled to Houston as part of a team of undergraduates chosen by NASA to perform a plasma physics experiment in reduced gravity.

"She was simply brilliant. Her mind , her sense of curiosity,her perceptiveness, her sensitivity," Noble and Greenough head of school Robert Henderson said according to Minnesota Daily.

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Sade and Jay-Z Collaboration

R&B singer Sade has agreed to do a collaboration with rapper Jay-Z.

The much talked about duet have been serenading the internet with their single "The Moon and the Sky."

According to The Young, The Black, and the Fabulous, Sade has dropped the first single from The Ultimate Collection disc and it features rapper Jay-Z. We all know Sade doesn't do many duets or collaborations so this really was a big "win" for Roc Nation.

Many people are curious to hear what this Duo will bring to the table, and some have even dubbed it as an awkward Hip- Hop Collaboration.

MTV News reports,Sade and Jay-Z does seem like an awkward pairing, however. While we don't doubt that he's a fan, Jay-Z has never struck us as the smooth jazz/soft rock type of guy.

The song "Moon and the Sky" is set to drop May 3.

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Hard Times Cafe Transforms after Accident

According to Inside the Daily Planet ,after closing its doors last week when a driver crashed into its outer wall, Hard Times Café will reopen Thursday, debuting some small renovations.,

Hard Times Cafe , located on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus was temporarily closed after a car plowed into its outer wall .

According to Minnesota Daily, a car rammed into the side of the building April 3., shoving the restaurants dishwasher and pluming off the wall by nearly 6 inches.

Hard Times Cafe is usually opened 22 hours a day and closes only two days of the year for cleaning and repairs, so being closed for almost two weeks was a change for the owners as well as patrons.

"Doing all the repairs at once makes the cafe' look new again," co-owner Merle-Smith said.

Now that the renovations are near complete, patrons will be able to frequent the local cafe again.
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Matthew Knowles Tells the Reason for the Beyonce Split

For 20 years, Matthew Knowles has been a major contributor to the music industry; he wears many hats which include CEO and president of Music World Entertainment, a professor at Texas Southern University, and is also responsible for the number 1 R& B group and R&B solo artist.

Many people know Knowles as the father and ex-manager of Beyonce Knowles.The recent split between the father and daughter duo has fans wondering what happened.

In an interview with Knowles Black Enterprise, asks ;As her father and manager, will not having her under your wing be a difficult transition for you?

"Interesting enough, the transition started way before the official announcement. If you're strategic, which we are, you don't make a decision like that before you start dialogue. That dialogue started nine months ago. At the end of the day, I'm Beyonce's father first and her manager second," said Knowles.

NBC Bay Area reports,A statement previously released by Beyoncé said there was no bad blood between Beyoncé and her father, who had been her manager since her Destiny's Child days.

Moving forward, Matthew and Beyonce Knowles have big entertainmentl plans, and although separate by management, they will continue to leave their mark in music history.

600- year- old book discovered

A 600- year-old book was found in Sandy, UT at an antiques fundraiser on Saturday.

Book dealer Ken Sanders examined what was a very antique book for $2 dollars , but had not idea the history behind it.

KPLC reports,"A gentleman walked in and said I've got a really important book here and I'm sitting there rolling my eyes and think, 'yeah, sure you do,'" Sanders said. "Then he opens it up and it's a Nuremberg Chronicles from 1494."

Sanders first guess was that this book is well over 100,000 dollars.

The owner of the book said he does not plan to go for top dollar, and just wants to make it available for the public to see, reports KPLC


Government Shutdown

The shutdown has many Americans scared that they will loose their rights to all essential services provided by the U.S. Government.

The 11 hour budget agreement which took place on Thursday had many people anxious about what is next step for federal programs that are already in debt.

Wall Street Journal reports,Republicans signaled they would support an increase in the debt ceiling--required by law to avoid a government default--only if deep and long-term spending cuts are introduced. Democrats, in contrast, are trying to shift the fight to certain industry subsidies and proposed Republican tax cuts.

Both parties have different outlooks on the current debt concerns but came to a tentative agreement.

According to the Los Angeles Times ,The deal( on Thursday night) was not final, but the two sides have agreed on cuts of $38 billion, up from $34.5 billion being considered a day earlier, the official said, discussing the negotiations on condition of anonymity.

Americans will have to wait for the final results over the next week .

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Dinky Town Residents Concerned about Burglaries

Burglaries in the Dinky Town neighborhood of Minneapolis have residents and business owners concerned about their safety.

On the morning of March 10th, a burglary at the Five Guys fast food restaurant located in Dinky Town occurred during the morning police shift change.

Apparently, police heard the building alarm sound at 6:30 pm, but when they arrived the building was secure.

Minnesota Daily reports, a lurker slipped into the building while the door was propped open during a morning deliver. When employees came in for work around 7:15 , they noticed money missing from the register.

Dinky town has had its share of car jacking and burglaries in the past. One year ago, a student was stabbed and robbed in the neighborhood.

According to he Star Tribune,a stabbing just a few blocks off campus sent a student to the hospital and added to a string of high-profile attacks in and around the University of Minnesota in recent months.

These reports have caused a continuous concern about police availability and police shift changes that have recently make police less accessible during certain hours.

" I think the problem is that you've got the wily criminal who knows his timing and takes advantage of an opportunity," Said 421's Jim Sander, reports Minnesota Daily.

Moving forward, Five Guys will now be more careful when closing at night.

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Number of Car accidents in Minnesota Rise

The number of fatal car accidents across Minnesota is a big concern when it comes to road safety.

According to FindLaw,The Department of Public Safety reports that more than 100 people have died in auto accidents so far in 2010 -- exceeding the number of drivers killed last year for the same time period. An estimated 421 people died in all of 2009, when the 100-death mark came in May .

Unfortunatley, teenagers make up the majority of individuals involved in fatal car accidents because of resistance to wearing seat belt.

Drinking and Driving is also another result of fatal accidents in Minnesota . Golden Valley Patch reports that, One in Seven Minnesotas have a DUI.

According to the Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety, in 2009 32,756 motorists were arrested for DWI; That averages out to about 90 DWIs issued per day throughout the state of Minnesota. 41 percent of those arrested already had one DWI on their record, reports Goled Valley Patch.