this weeks news around the U.S.,
Porn Star to Sue Charlie Sheen
An adult film star who locked herself in the bathroom at New York's Plaza Hotel to get away from actor Charlie Sheen has filed a lawsuit charging the "Two and a Half Men" star with assault. Capri Anderson claimed Sheen grabbed her around the neck in a drunken rampage. Sheen has counter sued Anderson, claiming extortion.
Rapper DMX Back in Arizona Jail
Rapper DMX is back in jail after being arrested in Phoenix for violating his probation. Maricopa County probation officers said 39-year-old Earl Simmons violated his probation by using cocaine and OxyContin, failing to submit to drug testing and driving on a suspended license.
Tampa Bay's Mike Williams Arrested for DUI
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams has been arrested for driving under the influence after police observed him speeding and weaving through traffic in his Escalade. Although his blood alcohol level was below 0.08, he was charged with DUI because deputies said his eyes were glassy and he smelled of alcohol.
Former Yankee Acquitted in Fatal DUI Crash
A Florida jury voted to acquit former New York Yankee Jim Leyritz of DUI manslaughter charges stemming from a 2007 traffic collision that killed a mother of two. The jury did find Leyritz guilty of a lesser misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence.
Man Indicted in Death at NY Rehab Center
A New York man has been indicted on charges of second-degree murder and felony assault for his attacks on two employees at an upstate drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. Richard Giga is accused of killed a 60-year-old security guard and stabbing a nurse at the Renaissance Project in Ellenville, NY on Oct. 6.
Feds Move to Make Synthetic Marijuana Illegal
The Drug Enforcement Administration has taken emergency measurers to declare ingredients in so-called fake weed products illegal. The DEA action would place five chemicals used in herbal blends to make synthetic marijuana into the same drug category as heroin. The "legal bud" products are currently sold legally in the U.S.