Dallas rapper Yella Beezy arrested on sexual assault, weapons charges: reports

Dallas rapper Yella Beezy was arrested Friday on sexual assault and weapons charges, according to reports.  The 30-year-old, whose real name is Markies Deandre Conway, was taken into custody in Collin County, according to online arrest records. The Dallas Morning News reported he was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault, child endangerment or abandonment, and … Read more

Experimental drug boosts immunotherapy treatment of pancreatic cancer in mice

An experimental drug helped boost effectiveness of immunotherapy treatment against pancreatic cancer in mice, according to a recent study published this week in the Journal for Immuno Therapy of Cancer. Researchers out of Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and BioXcel Therapeutics, Inc, in Washington DC, found the drug BXCL701, an experimental dipeptidyl peptidase (DPP) inhibitor, … Read more

Federal government cancels COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer’s multimillion-dollar deal

The federal government has canceled a multimillion-dollar deal with COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer Emergent BioSolutions after its facilities were found to have produced millions of contaminated Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses.  Emergent, which is based in Maryland, announced the news in an SEC filing on Thursday. FDA AUTHORIZES THIRD JOHNSON & JOHNSON COVID-19 VACCINE BATCH FROM … Read more

Infamous murderer Richard Matt whose 2015 prison break inspired a TV series may have killed woman in 1993

Convicted murderer Richard Matt who escaped a New York prison with another inmate, sparking a nationwide manhunt before he was shot dead in 2015, may have killed a young mother more than two decades earlier, new court papers allege. David Sweat, who broke out of the Clinton Correctional Facility with Matt seven years ago, wrote … Read more

Ecstasy can help people with PTSD, study says

Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)-assisted therapy has been able to aid people with severe post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to researchers.  In an updated study first published in May in the journal Nature Medicine, authors from New York University, UC San Francisco and led by San Jose, California’s nonprofit MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies), patients with severe PTSD … Read more

Baltimore County councilman: State’s attorney’s policies create ‘message of permissiveness’ amid crime spike

A Baltimore County councilman is speaking out this week about a reported rise in crime in the area, arguing that prosecution policies recently implemented by the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City, Marilyn Mosby, have created a “message of permissiveness.”  David Marks made the comment to WBFF this week while adding that he thinks Baltimore’s crime rate … Read more