Ear Hustle 411

Keeping Our Ears To The Streets

Ear Hustle 411 - Keeping Our Ears To The Streets


High waves from Lake Michigan led to lane closures along Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive from North Avenue to Division Street.

Cars are moving slowly through the area from 1200 to 1500 North LSD, but were in a single-file line as waves crashed around the three lanes closest to the water. Emergency crews and trucks are blocking the lanes to traffic while they work to remove water off the road, city officials said.

ABC 7 Eyewitness News reporter Terrell Brown reports that northbound traffic is at a near-standstill on Lake Shore Drive at Oak Street, and that it took two hours to travel from Randolph to Lawrence.

Brown also reports that a light pole is blocking one southbound lane of Lake Shore Drive at Oak Street.

High waves from Lake Michigan led to lane closures along Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive from North Avenue to Division Street.


Source:  acc7chicago.com

Robin Thicke & Pharrell Williams Lose First Round In ‘Blurred Lines’ Case

Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams Lose First Round In 'Blurred Lines' Case


Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams have lost the first round in their battle with Marvin Gaye’s family in an ongoing debate over whether their 2013 megahit “Blurred Lines” infringed on Gaye’s 1977 song “Got to Give It Up.”

U.S. District Court Judge John Kronstadt denied Thicke and William’s motion for a court ruling stating that “Blurred Lines” had not borrowed substantially from Gaye’s song, instead writing that Gaye’s family members “have made a sufficient showing that elements of ‘Blurred Lines’ may be substantially similar to protected, original elements of ‘Got to Give It Up.'”

That means the Gaye family’s lawsuit can proceed.

“There are no similarities between plaintiffs’ composition and those the claimants allege they own, other than commonplace musical elements,” representatives for Thicke and Williams stated in a suit filed in September. “Plaintiffs created a hit and did it without copying anyone else’s composition.”

That lawsuit prompted a countersuit from Gaye’s family, which had been arguing since “Blurred Lines” became a hit that Thicke and Williams had copied parts of “Got to Give It Up.”       

Kronstadt’s ruling on Thursday noted the similarity of various hooks in both songs, bass lines, keyboard parts, vocal lines and elements of both songs’ melodic and harmonic composition.

A trial has been set for Feb. 10, 2015.


Source:  Latimes.com

Queen Latifah Show’ Shoots Down Report It Cancelled Bill Cosby Interview After Rape Allegations Resurfaced

Queen Latifah Show’ Shoots Down Report It Canceled Bill Cosby Interview After Rape Allegations Resurfaced


Syndicated daytime talker accused of having “cold feet” surrounding actor and comedian’s appearance

“The Queen Latifah Show” is refuting a report that it canceled an interview with comedian and actor Bill Cosby.

“Mr. Cosby’s scheduled appearance on ‘The Queen Latifah Show’ was postponed at his request and was in no way related to any of our recent or upcoming scheduled guests,” a spokesperson told TheWrap.

TMZ reported on Thursday that the show canceled Cosby’s appearance after his history of being accused of raping 13 women was brought up by comedian Hannibal Buress during a stand-up performance last week.

“Bill Cosby has the f–king smuggest old black man public persona that I hate,” Buress said. “‘Pull your pants up, black people. I was on TV in the ’80s. I can talk down to you, because I had a successful sitcom.’ Yeah, but you raped women, Bill Cosby. So, brings you down a couple notches. I don’t curse on stage. But yeah, you’re a rapist.”

Buress’ statement stems from a 2006 case with Andrea Constand, a former Temple University employee who said Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in his Philadelphia-area mansion in 2004. Constand’s lawyers found 13 witnesses with similar claims of sexual assault, drugging and or abuse by the TV star, though the statute of limitations on all their charges had expired. Cosby ended up settling with Constand under undisclosed terms.

21- year Old Man Nearly Beheads Patrol Trooper’s Teen Son Killing Him

21- year Old Man Nearly Beheads Patrol Trooper's Teen Son Killing Him


STILLWATER, Okla. – A 21-year-old Stillwater man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection to the death of an area college student who, according to police, was nearly decapitated.

Isaiah Zoar Marin, 21,  is accused of using a “long knife or sword” to kill 19-year-old Jacob Andrew Crockett at an apartment in the 400 block of S. Oakdale in Stillwater.

Police say the two men were “acquaintances” and Crockett was attending class at Northern Oklahoma College, but was planning to transfer to OSU.

On Wednesday afternoon, officers say they received a 911 call from Marin, saying he had just killed someone.

According to an arrest affidavit, Marin told police, “I murdered someone.”

According to the affidavit, he began “rambling about sacrificing and magic.”

Officers found him walking along State Highway 51 in western Stillwater, covered in blood and carrying a knife.

Court records show that after police approached Marin, he said, “I hacked them to death with a machete.”

Capt. Randy Dickerson, with the Stillwater Police Department, said Marin confessed to killing Crockett using that weapon.

He says they followed information that Marin gave them, which led them to the apartment on Oakdale.

At this point, the motive for the murder is still unclear.

However, Dickerson said Marin admitted to fantasizing about killing “four or five” people.

As of now, Dickerson says the case is not related to recent beheadings by Islamic extremists and said the case had no religious implications.

At a news conference on Thursday, officials confirmed that Crockett is the son of an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper.

However, police say there is no connection linking the victim’s family situation with the motive for murder.



Source: KFOR.COM

Florida State Tight End Nick O’Leary Slams Louisville Ball-Carrier to Ground After Interception

Florida State Tight End Nick O'Leary Slams Louisville Ball-Carrier to Ground After Interception

Anyone who picks off a Jameis Winston pass better watch out for Florida State tight end Nick O’Leary.

Louisville linebacker James Burgess was able to intercept a Winston pass in the second quarter of Thursday night’s game. After dragging O’Leary with him for a few yards, the Seminoles tight end gained his footing and slammed Burgess to the ground.

The Cardinals were able to capitalize on the interception, however. They scored a touchdown on the ensuing drive to take a 14-0 lead.

Source: BleachersReport.com

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