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January 9, 2015 Updates

Robert Swift was arrested by Snohomish County Sheriff’s deputies on Tuesday for allegedly trying to rob a home near Gold Bar. According to sources, the 7-foot-1 former NBA basketball player and 28-year-old Carlos Abraham Anderson of Everett put masks over their faces and attempted to rob a home in broad daylight. Witnesses notified the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. kirotv.com

“I believe there were a couple of people who called in, they saw masked subjects on the property, reported that at least one of them was armed with a weapon, one possibly with a baseball bat,” Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Shari Ireton told KIRO 7. “It appeared they were either trying to make an entry or knocking on the door.” Sources told KIRO 7 that Swift was armed with multiple weapons when he was taken into custody. kirotv.com

December 31, 2014 Updates
December 26, 2014 Updates

Raul Barrigon: via @JorgeGalindoMIJ, Carl Herrera leaves hospital after being shot at a restaurant on Margarita Island last week. http://t.co/LPvTYvHdew Twitter @BarriHoopsHype

December 23, 2014 Updates

The Nets have pledged $10,000 to a fund set up by the Daily News to help support the families of the two NYPD officers murdered last week just a couple miles from Barclays Center. Every dollar donated is going directly to families of Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu. "What took place the other day is an unspeakable tragedy," Nets GM Billy King said. "The Brooklyn Nets organization is privileged to join with New York Daily News in honoring the legacy of these two hero NYPD officers." New York Daily News

December 22, 2014 Updates

Former NBA player Carl Herrera is out of intensive care and improving following a weekend shooting, the club he coaches said Monday. The Gigantes de Guayana team said in a series of Twitter posts that Herrera is no longer in critical condition "and is improving day by day." The team said doctors decided he will not need surgery. USA Today Sports

Herrera was shot Saturday during an apparent robbery attempt at a restaurant on Margarita Island off Venezuela's Caribbean coast. The country's Interior Relations Minister Carmen Melendez said security forces are on the trail of the attackers. USA Today Sports

December 21, 2014 Updates

Officials say former NBA player Carl Herrera has been shot and wounded during an apparent robbery attempt in Venezuela. The country's prosecutor's office says the shooting occurred Saturday in a restaurant on Margarita Island. USA Today Sports

December 20, 2014 Updates

Milwaukee Bucks star O.J. Mayo has a $19k problem on his hands ... because a charter airline company says he didn't pony up the cash to fly -- and put the crew in danger by using "illegal narcotics" ... TMZ Sports has learned. According to a lawsuit filed today by Quantum Jets ... Mayo booked a flight from Houston to L.A. on July 16th, but couldn't pay for the entire flight. The airline agreed he could give them a down payment, and pay the rest the next day. TMZ.com

December 19, 2014 Updates

Boston Celtics assistant coach Walter McCarty has agreed to pay more than $20,000 to a contractor for the purchase and installation of kitchen cabinets, and in exchange a larceny charge will be dismissed. The MetroWest Daily News reports that under a deal reached in court Thursday, the 40-year-old McCarty has until Dec. 31 to pay the money. ESPN.com

A security guard at Proviso East High School was suspended with pay pending an investigation into an altercation with a student. Cell phone video shows Nikerrah Walker being choked by the guard last Friday. Walker, 16, is currently on home suspension. ABC7 Chicago

Walker said people are upset she went public with the video recorded on a cell phone because Boyce, a former NBA player, coaches the Proviso East boys' varsity basketball team. "It makes me feel upset because if that was your sister going through something like that, you wouldn't want a man choking your sister," Walker said. "I don't care who it is or how well he is liked. When you are wrong, you are wrong," Thelma Walker, victim's mother, said. ABC7 Chicago

December 18, 2014 Updates

Former Phoenix Suns forward Richard Dumas has pleaded guilty to two counts of theft after being accused of stealing merchandise from an exchange store. Maricopa County prosecutors say 45-year-old Dumas entered his plea Thursday. He's scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 20. Contra Costa Times

December 13, 2014 Updates

A Carson City woman has been ordered to prison in a basketball ticket scheme that authorities say targeted professional athletes and sports agents. The Nevada Attorney General's office said 39-year-old Megan Klein was sentenced to 2 ½ to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay $20,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to identity theft. Las Vegas Sun

December 12, 2014 Updates
December 11, 2014 Updates

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