By Robert Gundran | [email protected] and Ruby Gonzales | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: November 19, 2018 at 6:21 pm | UPDATED: November 19, 2018 at 8:34 pm One person died after a car went over the edge of the road in the mountains above Glendora on Monday, starting a brush fire. Capt. Andy Berg with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department in San Dimas said the crash was reported at around 5:15 p.m. on Highway 39, near mile marker 23. Berg said he didn’t know how many people were in the car at the time of the crash and that rescue crews were dispatched. Only one person was found in the vehicle, and that person did not survive the crash, the Los Angeles CountyFire Department said. While crews only found one person in the vehicle, they were combing the area for any other occupants who might have been ejected during the crash. Authorities did not immediately release the identity of the person found inside the vehicle. The brush fire spread to about three acres before fire … [Read more...] about Car crash sparks brush fire near Glendora, at least one person is killed
Aurora police have arrested a second man in connection with a Nov. 7 parole check that resulted in the seizure of $111,000 in heroin and other drugs, along with a cache of weapons. Issac T. Echols, 27, was arrested Saturday on the 100 block of Oak Lawn Avenue in Oswego on felony charges of manufacture/delivery of controlled substances of 400 grams to 900 grams of cocaine, 100 grams to 400 grams of heroin and 15 to 200 ecstasy pills, along with seven counts of felony possession of a firearm, according to police and Kane County court records. Echols also is charged with possession of 30 grams to 500 grams of marijuana, records show.Aurora Police Sgt. Eric Westrom said authorities identified Echols as a second suspect after a Nov. 7 parole compliance check resulted in the arrest of Terrell A. Alvarez, 23, of the 1300 block of Solfisburg Avenue, Aurora.Westrom said police believe Echols lived at the address but was not home at the time police visited Alvarez and later obtained a search … [Read more...] about Aurora police arrest 2nd man on drug, weapons charges after parole check
We don't know how it works in the lesser states of the union, but as the national paper of Texas each year, we select an individual, organization or collection of people from the Lone Star State who have had an uncommonly positive impact on the world over the past year. There is no cash award, but to earn top honors and be named Texan of the Year you need Texas bona fides, a capacity for compassion and a track record of improving the human condition. We won't pretend this is a fair fight. After all, the deeper you dig the more you realize how many amazing things Texans are doing every day all around the world. But we will say that we recognize that this contest is a recognition of someone's role in the fight required to preserve a free society that is capable of advancing human achievement, opening up new opportunities and respecting the rights and dignity of every human being.If that sounds a little theoretical, consider some of the Texans this year who stood up to the … [Read more...] about Who is your pick for Texan of the Year?
Just what if … this Thursday you could say "Thank you" to someone who, chances are, you never met nor even heard the other’s name? There is also no way you’ll ever get a thank-you note, nor have your Sunday School class friends at church whisper how much they richly appreciated your kind thoughtfulness, secretly aquiver that you will not tell them what it was that earned such praise in the nether world you did. Many thousands will see -- and know -- exactly what you and others like you have done in Chattanooga in just three short weeks after Thanksgiving. Many of us who are still alive will echo your ripple because in year’s past there hasn’t been the money or human resources. This year a star-studded Chattanooga committee (part of a nation-wide effort that is representing our National cemeteries all across America) is readily aware we are among the very top tier of the patriotic cities in the United States and is unanimous in the colossal efforts of … [Read more...] about Roy Exum: A Thanksgiving Request
West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry emerges with his lawyer John Carr from the Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse after a federal jury was selected for his criminal trial on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 in Charleston, W.Va. AP Photo CHARLESTON — Attorneys for the federal government call former West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry “vindictive and vengeful” in a response to his second motion for a new trial. In the response filed Nov. 16 by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia, prosecutors Philip Wright and Gregory McVey said Judge John Copenhaver should deny Loughry’s motion. Loughry filed a motion Nov. 6 for a new trial and asked to be acquitted of nine of the 11 charges. A jury convicted him Oct. 13 of 11 felonies, including mail and wire fraud, witness tampering and making false statements. He resigned from office Nov. 12. Wright and McVey argue the jury thoroughly deliberated over three days, … [Read more...] about Federal Prosecutors Respond To Loughry’s Bid for New Trial