Global music icon, multiple GRAMMY® Award-winner and multi-platinum selling artist, the incomparable JANET JACKSON, will embark on a four-month North American tour this fall, announced today.  Produced by Live Nation, the STATE OF THE WORLDtour is set for a 56-city run beginning September 7, in Lafayette at the Cajundome. Jackson will make multiple stops in Texas and California, hit all four corners of the U.S. visiting Seattle, Portland, St. Louis, Milwaukee, Chicago, Boston, Philly, Memphis, Jacksonville, as well as head north of the border to include Vancouver and Toronto, with her final stop on December 17 in Atlanta at Philips Arena.  Full itinerary below.  Tickets for the newly scheduled dates will go on sale on May 5.  Tickets held for previous Unbreakable tour events that are now re-scheduled will be honored at the new dates.  For more information please

The legendary entertainer began her sold out Unbreakable tour in August 2015, but just one year ago she reached out directly to fans via Twitter with news of her focusing on starting a family, confirmed months later with the arrival of her first child.  Since, she has taken the past year to enjoy pregnancy and motherhood, and is now ready to return to the live stage to give Janet fans everything they could hope for in one epic concert event.  The STATE OF THE WORLD tour is a continuation of theUnbreakable tour and will include fan favorites from her chart-topping ‘Unbreakable’ album, an array of her socially conscious music she’s released throughout her career, and other smash hits and soon-to-be released new tracks with a state of the art live production! 


Janet Jackson is one of the most influential entertainers of the modern era. Her music has won her 
6 GRAMMY® Awards, 2 Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a nomination for an Academy Award along with dozens of American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards. She has received accolades as an actress as well including the NAACP Best Supporting Actor award.  Janet is a published author, dancer, businessperson, philanthropist and one of biggest-selling artists in popular music history. With sales of over 160 million records worldwide, Janet Jackson stands as one of the best-selling artists of all time with a string of hits that have left an indelible impression on pop culture. Her music and artistry has opened doors through which other top artists have followed, many acknowledging her impact on their musical perceptions.  For more information please visit







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Thursday, September 07, 2017               Lafayette, LA                 Cajundome**

Saturday, September 09, 2017               Houston, TX                  Toyota Center

Sunday, September 10, 2017                 Austin, TX                     Frank Erwin Center

Wednesday, September 13, 2017           San Antonio, TX            AT&T Center

Thursday, September 14, 2017               Dallas, TX                     American Airlines Center

Saturday, September 16, 2017               Little Rock, AR              Verizon Arena

Sunday, September 17, 2017                 Tulsa, OK                     BOK Center

Tuesday, September 19, 2017                Albuquerque, NM          Isleta Amphitheater

Thursday, September 21, 2017               Phoenix, AZ                  Talking Stick Resort Arena**

Saturday, September 23, 2017               Anaheim, CA                 Honda Center

Sunday, September 24, 2017                 Fresno, CA                   Save Mart Center**

Tuesday, September 26, 2017                Vancouver, BC              Rogers Arena**

Wednesday, September 27, 2017           Seattle, WA                   Key Arena

Friday, September 29, 2017                   Portland, OR                 Moda Center

Sunday, October 01, 2017                      Reno, NV                      Grand Sierra Resort & Casino**

Tuesday, October 03, 2017                    Sacramento, CA            Golden 1 Center**

Thursday, October 05, 2017                   Concord, CA                 Concord Pavilion

Saturday, October 07, 2017                    San Diego, CA              Valley View Casino Center**

Sunday, October 08, 2017                      Los Angeles, CA           Hollywood Bowl

Saturday, October 14, 2017                    Las Vegas, NV              Mandalay Bay Events Center**

Monday, October 16, 2017                     Salt Lake City, UT          Vivint Smart Home Arena

Tuesday, October 17, 2017                    Denver, CO                   Pepsi Center Arena

Thursday, October 19, 2017                   Kansas City, MO           Sprint Center

Saturday, October 21, 2017                    St. Louis, MO                Chaifetz Arena

Sunday, October 22, 2017                      Milwaukee, WI               BMO Harris Bradley Center

Wednesday, October 25, 2017               Moline, IL                      iWireless Center

Thursday, October 26, 2017                   Chicago, IL                    Allstate Arena

Saturday, October 28, 2017                    Toledo, OH                   The Huntington Center

Sunday, October 29, 2017                      Detroit, MI                     Little Caesars Arena**

Wednesday, November 01, 2017            Grand Rapids, MI          Van Andel Arena**

Thursday, November 02, 2017                Toronto, ON                  Air Canada Centre**

Saturday, November 04, 2017                Buffalo, NY                   KeyBank Center**

Sunday, November 05, 2017                  Boston, MA                   TD Garden

Tuesday, November 07, 2017                 Providence, RI               Dunkin Donuts Center

Wednesday, November 08, 2017            Manchester, NH            SNHU Arena

Friday, November 10, 2017                    Atlantic City, NJ             Boardwalk Hall

Saturday, November 11, 2017                Bethlehem, PA              Sands Bethlehem Events Center

Monday, November 13, 2017                  Philadelphia, PA            Wells Fargo Center

Wednesday, November 15, 2017            Brooklyn, NY                 Barclays Center

Thursday, November 16, 2017                Washington, DC            Verizon Center

Saturday, November 18, 2017                Baltimore, MD               Royal Farms Arena

Sunday, November 19, 2017                  Newark, NJ                   Prudential Center

Sunday, November 26, 2017                  Indianapolis, IN              Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Tuesday, November 28, 2017                 Columbus, OH               Schottenstein Center

Wednesday, November 29, 2017            Pittsburgh, PA               PPG Paints Arena

Friday, December 01, 2017                    Louisville, KY                KFC Yum! Center

Sunday, December 03, 2017                  Cleveland, OH               Quicken Loans Arena

Monday, December 04, 2017                  Lexington, KY               Rupp Arena**

Wednesday, December 06, 2017            Memphis, TN                 FedEx Forum**

Thursday, December 07, 2017                Nashville, TN                 Bridgestone Arena**

Saturday, December 09, 2017                Birmingham, Al             The BJCC

Monday, December 11, 2017                  Fort Lauderdale, FL       BB&T Center

Tuesday, December 12, 2017                 Jacksonville, FL            Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

Thursday, December 14, 2017                Norfolk, VA                   Norfolk Scope Arena

Saturday, December 16, 2017                Columbia, SC                Colonial Life Arena

Sunday, December 17, 2017                  Atlanta, GA                   Philips Arena

Houston police are asking for the public’s help in identifying four suspects wanted in the fatal shooting of a man at 8503 North Freeway (North Interstate Highway 45) about 2:30 a.m. on March 14.

The suspects are described as four Hispanic males in their mid 20s, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing about 170 pounds. One suspect wore a gray hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and dark-colored tennis shoes. The second suspect wore a dark hooded sweatshirt, a white shirt with print on the front, dark pants and dark-colored tennis shoes. The third suspect wore a tan baseball cap, dark hooded jacket, light T-shirt, jeans and light-colored shoes. The fourth suspect wore a maroon-colored sweater, dark pants and dark-colored tennis shoes.

Anyone with information on the identities of the wanted suspects is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

We can confirm Wayne Dolcefino has been involved in a car accident near San Angelo.  He was travelling for his Investigative Consulting Firm.  At this time, we know he survived the crash but suffered some injuries.  We are unclear as to the extent of those injuries, however we were told he is awake and talking.


His family is asking for privacy while they deal with this situation.


We are coordinating information thorough Dolcefino Consulting and will continue to release information as it becomes available.



Harris County Sheriff’s Office Homicide investigators have charged three men with capital murder in the shooting death of a local North Shore man during a robbery.

Investigators say that on April 05, 2017, Amir Yarbrough, Quincy Thomas and Tyre Hartley met with the victim 29 year old Marquiet Davis in the parking lot of a Carl’s Jr. restaurant located at 15236 Wallisville rd. in east Harris County.

Davis was alone in a vehicle when Yarbrough and Thomas entered the vehicle. Yarbrough then shot the victim and Thomas grabbed a bag on the front seat of the vehicle.
They then both ran to a white Nissan Sentra driven by Hartley and fled the area.

EMS was called but the complainant was pronounced deceased.

Investigators were able to obtain evidence and eyewitness statements that placed all three defendants at the murder scene.


All three men are currently in The Harris County Sheriff’s Office Detention Facility with a No Bond and a court date of April 20, 2017, in the 185th District Court.


Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder and was acquitted in a 2012 double slaying last week, has committed suicide in prison.

Hernandez was discovered hanged in his cell by corrections officers at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley at 3:05 a.m.

Hernandez was in a single cell in a general population housing unit, officials said.

He hanged himself using a bed sheet that he attached to his cell window. He also tried to block his door from the inside by jamming the door with various items.

Lifesaving techniques were attempted on Hernandez, and he was taken to UMASS Leominster, where he was pronounced dead at 4:07 a.m., according to Christopher M. Fallon, of the Massachusetts Department of Correction.

The Massachusetts State Police is investigating.

The 27-year-old Hernandez was serving a life sentence in the 2013 killing of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd.

A jury found Hernandez not guilty of first-degree murder in the killings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado last week.

Hernandez, 27, grew up in Bristol, Connecticut, and played for the Patriots from 2010 to 2012. About six weeks after Furtado and de Abreu were killed, Hernandez signed a five-year, $40 million contract with the Patriots and went on to play another season before Lloyd was killed.

He was cut from the team shortly after he was arrested in Lloyd’s killing in June 2013. He was not charged in the 2012 killings until 2014.

President George H. W. Bush was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Friday for observation due to a persistent cough that prevented him from getting proper rest. It was subsequently determined he had a mild case of pneumonia, which was treated and has been resolved.  President Bush is in very good spirits and is being held for further observation while he regains his strength.


Harris County Sheriff’s Office homicide investigators are seeking the public’s help in locating an individual connected to two shooting deaths that occurred on Monday and another shooting that happened Tuesday morning.

Russell Cormier, 53, is considered to be an ongoing threat to the public.

Cormier is charged with the murder of his estranged wife, 61-year-old Fannie McWhite, at approximately 6 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17 in the 12300 block of Greencanyon Drive.

Cormier fled McWhite’s residence in a black Toyota Tundra pickup and drove to a residence in the 600 block of Shotwell in northeast Houston.

There he collected some belongings and set the trailer in which he was living in on fire.

Cormier then drove to a business located in the 12200 block of Kindred Street, where he waited for a 60-year-old male and shot him as he drove up to report for work.

Cormier then fled t he scene.

On Tuesday morning, at around 4:30 a.m., Cormier returned to a neighbor’s home on Shotwell Street and confronted a male who lived in the home.

Cormier is suspected of shooting the male one time and fleeing the scene. The male victim is in stable condition.

The Houston Police Department are investigating the shooting on Shotwell street.

Russell Cormier is described as an African American male, 6 feet in height and weighing 160 pounds.

He was last seen driving a late 2000 model Dodge Stratus, black in color and missing the front driver-side hub cap.

Russell Cormier is considered armed and extremely dangerous.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Russell Cormier is urged to call the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Homicide unit at 713-247-9100

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and/or arrest of the suspect in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at Tips may also be sent via a text message by texting the following: TIP610 plus the information to CRIMES (274637). All tipsters remain anonymous.

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Charges have been filed against a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a man at 4409 Dowling about 1:45 a.m. on Dec. 19, 2016.

The suspect, Mark Joshua Hall (b/m, 28), is charged with murder in the 339th State District Court for his role in the killing of Untorio Japelle Jones, 39, of Houston.

A photo of Hall is attached to this news release.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant H. Garcia and Officer K. McDonald reported:

Mr. Jones was inside the D-Bar nightclub at the above address when he and another male (Hall) began arguing. During the argument, Hall produced a pistol from his waistband and fired multiple times at Jones, who died at the scene.  Hall then fled immediately after the shooting.

Hall has relatives in Louisiana and is believed to be in that state.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Mark Joshua Hall is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Charlie Murphy, a beloved stand-up comedian and the older brother of Eddie Murphy, has died after a battle with leukemia.

                                      He was 57.

The funnyman passed away Wednesday morning at a New York City hospital, TMZ reported, citing his manager. He had been undergoing chemotherapy.

Murphy earned a tremendous fan base as a writer for “Chappelle’s Show,” on which he frequently appeared in sketches alongside star Dave Chappelle. 

He had a recurring segment on the Comedy Central series called “Charlie Murphy’s True Hollywood Stories,” which featured him comically recalling his unfortunate interactions with major 1980s stars such as Prince and Rick James when he was a member of his brother’s crew.


The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Billy Wayne Gilliland, 58, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $7,500 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. Gilliland, a confirmed member of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas gang, is wanted for parole violation and evading arrest/detention with a vehicle. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.


Gilliland received a life sentence for murder in Liberty County in the 1980s, and was released on parole in March 2014. In October 2016, Gilliland absconded from the halfway house where he was placed in Del Valle, Texas. Gilliland has ties to Liberty County, and also to the cities of Baytown, Conroe and Midway. His criminal history also includes convictions for escape, burglary and drug charges. For more information or updates in the event of his arrest, see his wanted bulletin at:


Gilliland is 6 feet tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds. Gilliland has numerous tattoos on his back, chest, arms and left shoulder. He also may wear glasses.


Texas Crime Stoppers, which is funded by the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division, offers cash rewards to any person who provides information that leads to the arrest of one of the Texas 10 Most Wanted fugitives or sex offenders. So far in 2017, Texas Crime Stoppers has paid $15,000 in total rewards for anonymous tips that resulted in arrests.


To be eligible for the cash rewards, tipsters must provide information to authorities using one of the five following methods:



All tips are anonymous – regardless of how they are submitted, and tipsters will be provided a tip number instead of using a name.


DPS investigators work with local law enforcement agencies to select fugitives for the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and Sex Offender lists. You can find the current lists – with photos – on the DPS website at


Do not attempt to apprehend these fugitives; they are considered armed and dangerous.