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Charlie Sheen Loses Custody Battle
Former "Two and a Half Men" television star Charlie Sheen has lost a fight to gain custody of his twin boys in a Los Angeles courtroom. The children will remain with their mother, Brooke Mueller, as determined in their previous custody agreement, sources said.
Nicolas Cage Arrested in New Orleans
Academy Award winning actor Nicolas Cage has been arrested after a loud, drunken argument with his wife on a residential street in the New Orleans French Quarter. Police said the 46-year-old actor was so intoxicated he was arguing with his wife about which house they were renting. He was arrested for domestic abuse battery, disturbing the peace and public drunkenness.
Elena Ford Sentenced For Driving Drunk
Elena Ford, heiress to the Ford Motor Company apologized through tears after pleading guilty to operating a vehicle under the influence while her 11-year-old son was in the car. She was sentenced to 24 months probation and 93 days in jail, which will be suspended if she does not violate her probation.
Bucs Assistant Charged With DUI
Tampa Bay Buccaneers assistant coach Jayson Kaiser has been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving by St. Petersburg police. Kaiser refused to take a field sobriety test and refused a breathalyzer test while denying that he had been drinking. Police said his speech was slurred and he smelled of alcohol.
Sheriff Accused of Dealing Meth
Residents in Carter County, Missouri believe they have discovered why their county has been home to very few methamphetamine busts as the drug thrived in surrounding counties. The county sheriff, Tommy Adams, has been arrested for meth distribution after he was caught selling the drug to an informant.
Maine Has Highest Rate of Oxycontin Treatment
The state of Maine has become a battleground for the Oxycontin prescription drug epidemic with the nation's highest rate of residents who are in treatment for drug abuse. The state has also recorded the country's largest number of pharmacy robberies.