Texas man Tekoney Blackledge charged with murder of 62-year-old Saron James

first_imgThe James Family via Harris County Sheriffs Office(HOUSTON) — Texas police are searching for a 19-year-old man accused of killing a 62-year-old woman while she was riding in an SUV with her husband and just minutes away from their home.Tekoney Blackledge was charged with the murder of Saron James, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.Blackledge is not yet in custody and Gonzalez asked anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact the sheriff’s office, he wrote in a tweet on Tuesday. Tekoney Blackledge has been charged, but he’s not yet in custody. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is urged to please call @HCSOTexas at 713-274-9100. #HouNews pic.twitter.com/WRCnoHAyUL— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) July 23, 2019James was killed last Tuesday while she and her husband, Cleveland James, were driving him from a doctor’s appointment near Houston, police said.Shots erupted about 6:20 p.m. after James and her husband passed a white Audi SUV, which multiples witnesses allegedly saw speeding away from the area, officials said.Cleveland James did not immediately realize his wife had been shot.“I didn’t even duck. I just turned away because there was smoke. I thought it was firecrackers and all this smoke started coming out and the force of the explosion. I turned to my wife and said, ‘Saron, did you see that?’ And she just was slumped over and that was the biggest shock to me,” he said in an interview with ABC affiliate station KTRK in Houston.The two were believed to have been caught in the middle of gunfire unrelated to them.“You don’t know what you have taken from us,” he told KTRK. “You have taken an angel. That woman was an angel. You will answer to God. What you did, you will pay for it.”Anyone with information on Blackledge is asked to call the Harris County Sheriff’s Office at 713-274-9100.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Last time between Minnesota and Illinois…

first_imgLast time between Minnesota and Illinois…The Illini ran wild over the Gophers last year. Nick JungheimOctober 1, 2019Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintFinal:Illinois 55, Minnesota 31The Gophers defense had no answers for Illinois’ rushing attack last season as Minnesota failed to build off its first Big Ten victory of the season the previous week against Indiana. Combining to average 12.3 yards per rush, quarterback AJ Bush Jr. and running backs Reggie Corbin and Dre Brown torched Minnesota for 430 yards, dropping Minnesota to last place in the Big Ten West standings. The 55 points Illinois scored was the most Minnesota allowed in a game since 2011, but the second time in three weeks the Gophers conceded over 50 to an opponent.Big plays doomed Minnesota as Corbin rushed for a 72-yard touchdown on the second play from scrimmage. After a touchdown from Gophers running back Mohamed Ibrahim tied the score, Brown matched Corbin with a 72-yard rush of his own to put Illinois ahead 14-7 on the ensuing possession.Trailing 17-7 in the second quarter, Ibrahim cut Minnesota’s deficit to three points with another score. But lightning soon struck again for the Illini as Bush connected with senior Ricky Smalling for a 67-yard touchdown pass.Senior kicker Emmit Carpenter brought the Gophers back within a touchdown with a short field goal just before the half, but Illinois would score the game’s next 24 points, including another 77-yard touchdown run from Corbin.Defensive backs Jordan Howden, Coney Durr and Chris Williamson were three of Minnesota’s top four tacklers on the afternoon, illustrating just how often Illinois’ running backs were able to get to the second level. The Gophers parted ways with defensive coordinator Robb Smith the following day. After that defeat, Minnesota’s defense saw a resurgence under new defensive coordinator Joe Rossi, allowing only 59 points in their next four games. Since falling to the Illini last year, the Gophers have gone 7-1. Conversely, Illinois has lost its last two games but was idle last week, giving them extra time to prepare.Illinois no longer has Bush at quarterback. Instead their signal caller is now junior Brandon Peters who doesn’t offer as much in the running game as Bush. However, the Illini still have Corbin and Brown, who are both seeing productive seasons.For the Gophers offense, sophomore receiver Rashod Bateman will hope to duplicate the success he had last year in this matchup. Bateman had his best game of 2018 against Illinois, catching seven passes for 175 yards and touchdowns of 61 and 86 yards.Quotables from the game:“This is a very, very disappointing loss … one of the most disappointing losses I’ve been around,” head coach P.J. Fleck told the media.“Execution and tackling has been a problem we’ve been dealing with all year defensively … it turned out to be a disaster, that’s probably the nicest way I can put it,” linebacker Blake Cashman told the media.“We didn’t tackle anybody tonight, [we] had people in a lot of holes just diving at the ankles instead of biting the ball,” Fleck told the media. “I think some of the speed on our defense was exposed in a lot of areas where they were able to run away from us and we couldn’t catch them.”last_img read more

Politicians & youth urged to care more for seniors

first_img 198 Views   no discussions Share Tweet Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share LocalNewsPolitics Politicians & youth urged to care more for seniors by: Dominica Vibes News – June 16, 2016 Dominican politicians and youth have been urged to pay more attention to and care for senior citizens. During an interview with Dominica Vibes on Wednesday June 15, 2016 Robertine Carrette Seaman of the Dominica Council on Ageing said politicians should not only look for the senior’s vote during election.“Keep going to them and keep loving them. Sometimes they are hungry and they need something to eat, so take them something to eat. Dominica will be more blessed as a nation because of that.”Wednesday was observed as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and the Council observed the day with a Cake Sale outside of FLOW’s office in Roseau.Seaman said one of the frequent complaints from seniors is that they do not see their parliamentary representatives.“During the election they go out there to them [seniors], they ask them to vote so after the election they should go to them…just to come and visit them, ask them how they are doing and you will be surprised,” she said.“We are pleading to the politicians; let’s care more for our senior citizens,” she added.In addition, Seaman called on the youth to assist the elderly. “Sometimes you see the senior citizens trying to get on a bus and no young person would move to give them a sit that is comfortable. They end up siting in areas where they have to be coming on and off the bus.”She further noted that one of the ways that the generation gap can be breached is by young people visiting and spending time with the elderly.“Bring your young children to the elderly so they can relate to them of how life used to be for them. Today we can say ‘lateh ecleway’ as they use to say in creole, because in the days gone by our senior citizens had to by bread and keep it for 6-7 days. They had to make bakes in pots and some of us don’t even know that.”She pointed out that the younger generation has life so much easier than the senior citizens and it is due to their hard work which paved the way.The first World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was launched on 15 June 2006 by theInternational Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations (UN) in an effort to unite communities around the world in raising awareness about elder abuse. WEAAD is in support of the UN’s International Plan of Action acknowledging the significance of elder abuse as a public health and human rights issue.last_img read more