Charges of operating a boat while impaired against Winnipeg Jet defenceman Dustin Byfuglien were dropped in Minneapolis yesterday. Byfuglien pleaded guilty to careless boating, a misdemeanor for not having proper lighting on his boat. Byfuglien is getting a $1,000 fine and a 30-day sentence, with 28 of those days suspended. As part of his sentence he must do “workhouse,” work that might involve duties such as picking up garbage.
Polar bears might be a lot older than we thought – the species, not the bears themselves. Cutting-edge DNA analysis says their species is not 600-thousand years old like we though, but between four million and five million years old.
Officers have charged 18-year-old Darren Bittern with multiple charges in connection with a number of fires in Winnipeg – arson, disregard for human life and six counts of arson damage to property. He was arrested at the scene of a garage fire on Sunday.
Mariah Carey is looking forward to sitting in the judges seat on American Idol. According to an inside source, Carey will get just under $18 million for the one-year contract with a renewal option.
Iron Maiden is in Winnipeg tonight, but don’t spend the show texting. During their headlining set in Indianapolis, Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson busted a fan for not paying attention. “The man the white shirt, you’ve been texting for the last three fucking songs! You’re a wanker!,” said Dickinson to wild applause at the opening of “Wasted Years.”