SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - Jason Kidd, hired to coach the Brooklyn Nets just days after retiring as a player, has a pending court case in New York stemming from a drunken driving arrest. Kidd has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor DWI. Suffolk County prosecutors on eastern Long Island said Thursday afternoon that Kidd is due in Southampton Town Court on July 11.
Defense attorney Edward Burke Jr., declined to comment on the charges, saying several legal motions filed in the case have yet to be decided. Kidd suffered minor injuries when his vehicle hit a pole and veered into the woods in Water Mill last July. Kidd later posted a message on Twitter saying he regretted what happened. The misdemeanor charge carries up to a year in jail.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis police say four people are confirmed dead in a murder-suicide shooting south of downtown. On its Twitter account, police confirmed that two men and two women were dead in the shooting at a business about five minutes south of downtown. Police said the dead included the shooter and three victims.
Additional details were not immediately available. Police did not return multiple calls seeking comment. A single ambulance was parked along the street where the shooting happened as hundreds of people were gathered about a half-block away to see what was going on. The street is lined with antique shops, kitsch stores and other shops.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The head of the company promoting Michael Jackson's ill-fated comeback concerts says he received contradictory and confusing information about the singer's health just days before his death. AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips told a jury Thursday that he received conflicting information about Jackson's health from the singer's doctor and high-level workers preparing for the "This Is It" shows.
Philips is testifying in a negligent hiring lawsuit filed by Jackson's mother against AEG Live LLC. She claims the company failed to properly investigate the doctor convicted of causing her son's death. AEG denies any wrongdoing. Phillips testified that he was alarmed by reports from production workers that Jackson wasn't able to rehearse six days before his death. But he told jurors he was reassured by Jackson's physician that the singer was fine.