How Prosecutors Think Young Thug and Birdman Plotted to Off Lil Wayne

Jay Hathaway · 07/16/15 12:00PM

Lil Wayne’s feud with his former label boss and adoptive father, Bryan “Birdman” Williams, is so serious that, rather than waiting to fight it out in court, Birdman and his new protege Young Thug tried to have Weezy killed in a Blood gang assassination, an indictment filed in a Georgia court implies. Although Birdman and Thugga aren’t facing charges, the case against the alleged shooter—Young Thug’s tour manager Jimmy “PeeWee Roscoe” Winfrey—suggests he was trying to take Lil Wayne out on their behalf.

Twitter Troll Grounds Two Planes with Bomb Threat

Hudson Hongo · 01/24/15 07:40PM

On Saturday, CNN reported that two passenger planes had been escorted by fighter jet to Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to be searched, the result of an online bomb threat military officials "deemed credible." It soon became clear, however, the threat came from a source most of us would treat pretty skeptically: some dumb tweets from an obvious troll.

Football Fan Passes Out, Wakes Up With $900 Uber Bill

Jay Hathaway · 01/05/15 05:41PM

An Ole Miss football fan, apparently sorrowfully tired and perhaps a bit blotto after the team's loss to Texas Christian University in the Peach Bowl last week, decided to call Uber, the official car service of Capitalism™, for a ride home from the game. No big deal, except that the game was in Atlanta, and this Ole Miss fan lived in, as you might expect, Mississippi. He woke up to find he'd paid Uber $908 for the lift to his bed.

Chill Middle School Teacher Arrested for Letting Students Smoke Weed

Allie Jones · 12/26/14 11:21AM

Forty-year-old Teasley Middle School teacher Christine Cantrell was arrested with her husband in Atlanta on Tuesday after allegedly letting minors get high in her home. According to cops, her students ratted her out after their parents tipped off the police.