Police to charge suspect in hit-and-run that seriously hurt 9-year-old girl who was playing in her yard

first_imgABCNews.com(ATLANTA) — Georgia police are expected to charge a suspect in the hit-and-run that seriously hurt a 9-year-old girl who was playing in her yard when the speeding car careened toward her.Just before 7 p.m. Friday, 9-year-old Laderihanna Holmes was playing in her front yard when the car left the road, hit her and another girl then crashed into the house, DeKalb County Police said.The driver and passenger then fled the scene, said police.The male suspect, whose name was not released, will face charges including hit and run, failure to maintain lane and serious injury by vehicle, police said Tuesday.Authorities said the suspect’s name will likely be released after he is arrested.“I just want everybody to pray for Laderihanna,” the little girl’s mother, Charlette Bolton, told ABC News on Sunday. “The community loves her, her school loves her, her friends love her and I just want the people involved to be caught.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Growing Kids Learning Center reopens in temporary facility

first_imgIndianaLocalSouth Bend Market Facebook By Tommie Lee – August 20, 2019 0 343 Twitter Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ (Photo supplied/ABC 57) A day care that was damaged by this summer’s tornado in South Bend is reopening at a temporary facility.After a two-month closure, children are back in the care of Growing Kids Learning Center at a temporary facility. Their location was destroyed by the tornado that hit the area in late June.Now, WNDU is reporting the Growing Kids staff is planning a new facility at the site of the original location while they make use of the old Xavier School in South Bend. They moved in on Monday.Growing Kids is expecting to have the new location ready next summer. Previous articleMiddlebury Boys & Girls Club to expand space, servicesNext articleAir Show making a comeback at Grissom Tommie Lee Pinterest Twitter Growing Kids Learning Center reopens in temporary facility Google+ Pinterestlast_img read more

Trombone Shorty’s Treme Threauxdown Welcomes NOLA Legends During Jazz Fest

first_imgUpdate [4/16]: Kermit Ruffins and Mystikal have been added to the party!On April 25th, New Orleans staple Trombone Shorty will host a hometown threauxdown at the Saenger Theater in downtown NOLA following the second day of this year’s Jazz Fest. He’ll welcome NOLA legends Ivan Neville and Allen Toussaint for his first time headlining the historic venue.Troy Andrews aka Trombone Shorty is no stranger to New Orleans. Born and bred in the Treme neighborhood, Shorty was a bandleader at age 6! Now, at age 29, the young NOLA icon has already performed at the Grammys, started his own foundation and performed at the White House. There’s no slowing this guy down. Shorty and his band Orleans Avenue bring a unique fusion of funk, hip-hop, rock and jazz to the table along with enormous talent and spunky energy.While Trombone Shorty shows are always memorable, throwing such esteemed talent as Ivan Neville and Allen Toussaint into the mix is sure to make this a truly special Jazz Fest experience. Ivan comes from a long lineage of New Orleans icons as the son of Aaron Neville and serves as the frontman for funk outfit Dumpstaphunk. His style is upbeat and funky, laced with hip-hop vibes, with traditional Nawlins roots. Toussaint is widely known as not just a cornerstone of New Orleans music but of American music in general, with a huge influence on R&B music and an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.The New Breed Brass Band hails from Shorty’s own Treme neighborhood to bring a fresh young vibe to the stage. More special guests are promised to be announced at a later date!The show kicks off at 9:30 PM and tickets cost $60-80. Get them here.Win (2) Tickets To The Treme Threauxdown!last_img read more

Busch Beer to give one fan the ultimate tailgate experience

first_imgIt has been tough to tailgate at the track this year.With attendance still limited at the race track due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and most NASCAR fans celebrating the rest of the season at home, Busch, the official beer of NASCAR and NASCAR Cup Series Premier Partner, is giving you the chance to bring the ultimate tailgate experience to your home.You now have a chance to win a fully stocked, custom Pit Cart filled with all the things a fan would need for a successful championship weekend at home. The Pit Cart includes a LED 65-inch UHD Commercial TV with Essential Smart Function, JBL Pro SoundBar PSB-1, 126 Can Freestanding Beverage Refrigerator, LED accent lighting, NASCAR swag and more.The Sweepstakes Period begins Wednesday (Oct. 21) at noon ET and ends Sunday (Oct. 25) at 11:59:59 p.m. ET.There are two ways to enter:— Twitter: During the Sweepstakes Period, tweet the hashtag #OfficialBeerSweepstakes.— Twitter: During the Sweepstakes Period, look for Busch’s Sweepstakes Tweet inviting followers to enter for a chance to win a prize. Retweet and include the hashtag #OfficialBeerSweepstakes.Note: The Sweepstakes, known formally as the “Busch Beer Ultimate Championship Tailgate,” is open only to legal residents of the United States and District of Columbia (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) who are 21 years of age or older at the time of entry.You must be a registered user of Twitter and follow @BuschBeer on Twitter in order to enter the Sweepstakes via Twitter. Twitter registration is free and can be obtained by logging on to https://twitter.com and following the online instructions to open an account.RELATED: Busch Beer wins NASCAR Marketing Achievement AwardOne potential winner will be selected in a random drawing to be held on or about Oct. 26 from among all eligible entries received by Busch, whose decisions are final in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.No purchase or payment of any kind necessary to enter for a chance to win.Don’t miss NASCAR Championship Weekend, Nov. 6-8, where NASCAR will crown champions in the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series in the season finale.last_img read more

Fuji Rock Festival Announces 2020 Lineup: Tame Impala, The Strokes, Cory Wong, More

first_imgJapan’s Fuji Rock Festival has announced the initial lineup for its 2020 event, scheduled to take place on August 21st, 22nd, and 23rd at Naeba Ski Resort, situated on the eastern slope of Mount Takenoko (筍山) in Yuzawa (湯沢町), Niigata Prefecture.The initial lineup for Fuji Rock 2020 includes Tame Impala, The Strokes, Disclosure, FKA twigs, Major Lazer, Mura Masa, Cory Wong, Floating Points (Live), Jackson Browne, Rufus Wainwright, Tom Misch, Altin Gun, Black Pumas, Blackbear, Celeste, Clairo, Colin Benders, Derrick May, Donavon Frankenreiter, Emotional Oranges, Fantastic Negrito, Fontaines D.C., Frente Cumbiero, Future Islands, Georga, Gryffin, Lindstrøm, Men I Trust, Metronomy, Muscle Shoals Soul Revue ft. Willie Hightower, Charles Hodges, and Scott Sharrard, Neal Francis, Romy, Yumi Zouma, and more.Related: Greensky Bluegrass Showcases ‘If Sorrows Swim’ Songs, Covers Phish At Fuji Rock Fest [Full Audio]The long-running festival also noted in its announcement that “MANY more artists” are set to be added to the lineup as the festival draws closer.For more information and ticketing details, head to the Fuji Rock website here.last_img read more

MLB: Astros reach 4-year deal to make Express Triple-A affiliate

first_img “This is a great day for all Central Texas baseball fans,” Express CEO Reese Ryan said. “The Astros have been a big part of our family and this area for a long time. We’re excited to partner with them once again as we get ready for our 20th anniversary season at Dell Diamond.”Since Jim Crane purchased the Astros following the 2011 season, the Astros have built and maintained one the finest minor league systems in all of baseball, under the direction of Jeff Luhnow, the team’s President of Baseball Operations and General Manager. Five of the Astros’ minor league affiliates qualified for the postseason in 2018, including their Triple-A club at Fresno. The Astros also boasted the second-highest combined minor league winning percentage in baseball this season. That success in player development has had translated to success in the Major Leagues as well as several of the Astros’ current big league players were drafted and/or developed in their minor league system.During its first stint in the Houston organization, Round Rock enjoyed great success in its five-year Texas League affiliation, reaching the playoffs four times and winning the 2000 Texas League Championship. After joining the PCL in 2005, the Express posted a then-franchise-best 85-59 record en route to capturing their first-ever American Conference Championship.After the new PDC agreement was announced in front of over 700 season ticket members, sponsors and media tonight at Dell Diamond, the Express also unveiled a new brand identity that included a new logo and new uniforms for the 2019 season. Fans will enjoy a new “double-R” mark as well, a cattle brand nod to the Ryan family’s love of ranching. The double-R is the focal point of a new custom Express team font that fans can expect to see in 2019. Astros media relationsROUND ROCK — During a ceremony this evening at Dell Diamond, the Round Rock Express and Houston Astros announced that they have reached a four-year agreement that will return the Astros’ Triple-A Club to Round Rock.Round Rock served as the Astros’ Double-A affiliate from 2000-04 and then as its Triple-A affiliate from 2005-10. The Astros’ Triple-A affiliate had been in Fresno for the past four seasons. Next Up“This will be a great partnership for the Astros and the Express in a variety of ways,” said Astros President of Business Operations Reid Ryan.  “We now have our two highest minor league affiliates back in Texas, which is great for our fans and, logistically, for our Major League club when promoting players.  And, it should be a big plus for the Express on the field as well. As an organization, the Astros take a great deal of pride in our player development process, the results of which can be seen with the success of our minor league clubs and by our Major League club.”The Express were founded as a Double-A franchise in 2000 by Ryan Sanders Baseball, a group made up of Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan, his sons Reid and Reese, Houston businessman Don Sanders and his sons, Bret and Brad.“On a personal level, this is certainly an exciting day for our family as well,” Reid Ryan commented. “We have made so many great memories in Round Rock with the Express over the years. From all the work that went into bringing a minor league club to Central Texas to the championships won along the way, this city and this team will always hold a special place in our hearts.”center_img “As we enter the next era of Round Rock Express baseball, it made all the sense in the world to give our brand a refresh,” Express General Manager Tim Jackson said. “On the dawn of our 20th anniversary season and our rejoining the Houston organization, we’re excited to pay homage to our original color scheme while giving our look a Major League redesign.”The Round Rock Express kick off their historic 20th anniversary season with Opening Day at Dell Diamond on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, against the rival Nashville Sounds.last_img read more

Last of feral cats gone from Roeland Park house; homeowner, city councilor clash over source of animal control complaint

first_imgThe male cat was removed last week from Steven Lewis’s property. It returned after being gone for two months. It was injured and had lost 10 pounds.The last of the feral cats at a home in Roeland Park are now gone, but the controversy had a dramatic flare before the Roeland Park City Council Monday.Steven Lewis outside Roeland Park Municipal Court Friday morning.Steven Lewis appeared at the Roeland Park City Council meeting and said Councilor Becky Fast was the person who complained to Animal Control about the cats, which led to Lewis being cited in municipal court. The judge and prosecutor should have recused themselves from the case, Lewis contended, because the council hires them.Fast responded to Lewis that she was not the only complaint. After the meeting, she said that she did not initiate the complaint, but was among neighbors interviewed by Animal Control about the cats last summer. Animal Control cited Lewis for allowing cats to run loose in August, more than a year after he had originally trapped them. He said the prosecutor inadvertently had listed Fast’s address as the location of the citation, rather than Lewis’s, which he believes indicates the source of the complaint. He also said Fast had complained to him in person about the cats.All of the cats in question are now gone. The last two feral cats at Lewis’s house were trapped and taken to Pets Unleashed Monday following an offer from Animal Control. Lewis said he was told the cats will go to foster homes until they can be placed permanently, which could be in a barn program. All three of the cats that Lewis trapped and had neutered and vaccinated are now at Pets Unleashed with Animal Control picking up the fees.Lewis told the council that the judge’s ruling “voided (the) exceptions” for feral cats that had been written into the ordinance passed earlier this year. The cats were running at large in the neighborhood and reproducing before he intervened, Lewis said. He asked the council to amend the ordinance to make it clear that ear-tipped feral cats are not owned and to restore the exemptions as they were intended.While all of the cats he had been feeding are gone, Lewis said, they are not the only cats loose in the neighborhood.The same cat in 2014 before its disappearance and with considerably more weight.last_img read more

Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

first_imgNortheast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce hosting Legislative Preview Breakfast. The Northeast Johnson County Chamber is hosting its Legislative Preview Breakfast Dec. 16 at 7:30 a.m. at the Mainstreet Credit Union, 6025 Lamar. Come meet your legislators and learn what’s on tap in Topeka. Cost is $15 for members, $20 for non-members. The breakfast sponsor is McDonald’s, the legislative sponsor is Kansas Gas Service.Shawnee Mission School District commission on sixth grade and middle school expected to make recommendation in May. Dr. Jim Hinson, superintendent of the Shawnee Mission School District, told school board members that a 48-member commission established to recommend whether the sixth grade merge with middle school or remain in elementary school should be ready with its report by late May. The commission has broken into four subcommittees to examine various issues.Johnson County Democrats elect new officials. The Johnson County Democrats this week elected an executive board for the coming two years. Current chair and vice chair Nancy Leiker of Merriam and Tucker Polling of Prairie Village were reelected to their positions. Heather Meyer of Overland Park was elected secretary. And Chris McQueeny of Overland Park was elected treasurer. Don McGuire had been serving as secretary for the past two years and Diane Etzel-Wise had been treasurer, but neither sought reelection.The Broadmoor Bistro will hold its first annual bake off Friday. Competitors from Shawnee Mission high schools will create a recipe and bake it for judges. They will be competing for a trophy and tickets to the student-run restaurant. Students will begin baking their pies at 10:15 a.m. Judges will evaluate the creations from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Northeast Johnson County morning roundup is brought to you by Twisted Sisters Coffee Shop on Johnson Drive. For updates on the latest blends and specialty drinks available, follow them on Facebook.last_img read more

Overland Park police deploy 200 body cameras to officers in the field

first_imgOverland Park Police this week deployed 200 WatchGuard VISTA body cameras to officers in the field. Photo credit WatchGuard Video.Overland Park police officers this week began wearing body cameras that sync up with the existing dashboard camera systems in their vehicles, a move department officials say will help improve transparency.However, some advocates say that to be truly effective in building community trust, the city must also set a policy ensuring that footage captured by the cameras is available to the public upon request.The deployment of the new body camera systems comes after nearly 10 months of field testing, with six test cameras used by officers in the field since last December. On Monday, the department put the cameras into full circulation, deploying 200 of them to officers working in traffic safety, emergency services, community policing and school resource officer assignments. Cameras are also available to detectives working on investigations.“Officers can activate the body worn camera system manually by pressing the record button at any time,” said Public Information Officer John Lacy. “The cameras are also capable of activating automatically any time the emergency lights and siren on their patrol car are activated. Any time the cameras are recording, the microphone on the camera will record audio as well.”Lacy added that officers are “are really excited to have body cameras, which will provide more transparency.”However, some say additional steps are needed to ensure the video systems are a benefit to public trust. Sheila Albers, a founder of the group JOCO United and the mother of John Albers, the 17-year-old who was killed when Overland Park Officer Clayton Jenison fired 13 shots into the van he was driving in January 2018, said current law in Kansas poses a barrier to ensuring body cameras add to law enforcement transparency.“Body cameras are a great tool for training and exonerating falsely accused police officers,” she said. “However, under the current Kansas Open Records Act, body cameras do little to ensure transparency. As currently written, body camera footage can be discretionarily withheld from the public and deemed ‘a personnel matter.’”Albers said she is encouraging the Overland Park City Council to codify policy making body camera footage available to the public.“To be transparent, the Overland Park City Council should also develop a broad policy of disclosure on the release of body camera footage,” Albers said. “Public access to footage is crucial in building community trust and ensures that government officials do not arbitrarily withhold information from the public.”The Overland Park City Council this summer approved the purchase of the 200 WatchGuard cameras put into use this week for a price not to exceed $430,000. Associated data storage for the system is estimated at approximately $60,000 per year.last_img read more

Attorneys win in fight for client confidentiality over cash awards

first_img June 15, 2011 Regular News Attorneys win in fight for client confidentiality over cash awards The Securities and Exchange Commission decision May 26 not to encourage lawyers to divulge confidential client information is “a welcome recognition of the critical importance of the attorney-client privilege and client confidentiality,” said Steve Zack, president of the ABA.Under the new rule, issued under the Dodd-Frank Act, whistleblowers who voluntarily provide the SEC with original information regarding violations of the federal securities laws may be entitled to receive substantial cash awards. But the final version of the rule makes it clear that lawyers will not be eligible to receive such payments if they have divulged privileged or confidential information they obtained from clients during the course of their professional representation in violation of the lawyer’s ethical obligations.The attorney-client privilege enables both individual and corporate clients to communicate with their lawyers in confidence and encourages clients to seek out and obtain informed guidance regarding compliance with the law. The privilege also encourages candid communications between corporate clients and their lawyers in connection with internal investigations designed to identify and remedy possible violations of law, to the benefit of corporate institutions, the investing public, and society-at-large.“The integrity of the lawyer-client relationship is sacred,” Zack said. “The erosion of a lawyer’s duty of confidentiality, either by weakening its provisions or by creating incentives for lawyers to disregard their professional obligations, would undermine the quality of the lawyer-client relationship and the effectiveness of the privilege, deny the client its right to effective counsel, and reduce, rather than increase, compliance with the law.” Attorneys win in fight for client confidentiality over cash awardslast_img read more