Man charged with tampering with witness CrimeFelony Arrests Twitter A 43-year-old man was arrested after he reportedly attempted to coerce witnesses to change their statements made to detectives at the Odessa Police Department.James Benjamin Carter was charged with tampering with a witness, a third-degree felony.The Odessa Police Department received a call at 7:47 p.m. April 14 from a victim needing to report a violation of a protective order, an OPD probable cause affidavit stated.The victim was reportedly identified as Carter who stated that his ex-wife, identified as Madeline Carmen Lopez, was violating an emergency protective order by making alarming and embarrassing statements about his person to several known acquaintances.Detectives made contact with Carter and attempted to gather evidence of the claims, the affidavit stated. Carter stated that a local business received a phone call from Lopez stating that he is a drug user and is known to sleep with prostitutes. Carter also stated that Lopez called his boss saying the same embarrassing statement, however, he refused to provide any of his boss’s information.After making contact with the local businesses, detectives reportedly spoke with four witnesses who all confirmed that Lopez and Carter are regulars and that Lopez never called up to the center to make any statements.One witness stated she spoke to Lopez personally and that Lopez arrived to the business and “vented” that she and Carter were no longer together but never made any alarming or embarrassing statements about Carter, the affidavit stated.When Carter was reportedly advised that there was no evidence to validate his claims and that all witnesses from the business stated Lopez never made any comments, Carter became upset and demanded for Lopez to be arrested without any evidence.On April 26, detectives received a phone call from the manager of the business stating that Carter called the business and attempted to coerce her and her employees into changing their statements to the investigator by saying that they all lied, the affidavit stated. Carter knowingly tampered with a witness by coercing the witness to testify falsely.Carter was arrested and booked into the Ector County Law Enforcement Center on April 27, jail records show. He has one bond totaling $15,000 and was still in custody as of Wednesday afternoon. Previous articleLeaders compare notes at summitNext articleTxDOT traffic alerts for week of May 6, 2021 Odessa American Facebook Pinterest Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp By Odessa American – May 5, 2021 Facebook
Fortuna >> With three meets left in the Humboldt-Del Norte League girls golf season the question as to who will win the team and individual league titles is all but a forgone conclusion.St. Bernard’s Allison Sobol and the McKinleyville girls golf team took first place on the individual and team scoreboard, respectively, at Monday’s Humboldt-Del Norte League No. 4 meet at the Redwood Empire Golf & Country Club in Fortuna — bringing both one step closer to another H-DN league crown.“The greens …
Hunger is not a matter of production, but a matter of justice and democracy. In celebration of those grassroots activists working for a more democratic food system, WhyHunger’s fourth annual Food Sovereignty Prize champions the right of people to determine their own food and agriculture policies and the grassroots groups that defend it!As an alternative to the World Food Prize, the Food Sovereignty Prize honors innovative organizations around the world that are fighting for the right to food for all and dignity for those who put food on our plates. The ceremony will highlight the work of the Korean Women’s Peasant Association, as well as the National Fisheries Solidarity Movement of Sri Lanka, the Unified Peasant Movement of Aguan Region in Honduras and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers from the United States.Join WhyHunger in honoring the 2012 Food Sovereignty Prize winners at an event co-sponsored by the U.S Food Sovereignty Alliance, the Small Planet Fund, the Lawson Valentine Foundation and other organizations to be held on October 10 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in New York. This year’s ceremony will be officiated by UN Special Rapporteur to the Right to Food, Olivier De Schutter, with a special musical performance by Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman.Tickets are free and the event is open to the public! Reservations must be made at www.foodsovereigntyprize.org.
OSU coach Urban Meyer stands on the sideline during a game against Michigan State on Nov. 21 at Ohio Stadium. OSU lost 17-14.Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorWith its annual spring game looming on April 16, the Ohio State football team held its sixth spring practice on Tuesday morning in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.Following the morning of drills and conditioning, OSU coach Urban Meyer met with the media to discuss the previous Saturday’s intra-squad scrimmage and how spring drills have been progressing.Here are three of the takeaways from the press conference.Scrimmage standoutsDespite redshirt junior Tyquan Lewis — OSU’s lone returning starter on the defensive line — being out for the spring with a shoulder injury, Meyer said he was impressed with the play of the unit during the scrimmage.Specifically, he commended the performances of redshirt sophomore defensive end Sam Hubbard, junior defensive end Jalyn Holmes and redshirt freshman defensive tackle Davon Hamilton.“D-line is the area of most concern in our program,” Meyer said. “I think that’s shifted a little bit to the O-line now.”After amassing 28 tackles and 6.5 sacks as the primary backup defensive end last season, Hubbard is set to take over as the starter at defensive end for Joey Bosa, who is expected to be a top-five pick in the upcoming NFL draft. Holmes is currently getting first-team repetitions due to the absence of Lewis.Hamilton, meanwhile, appears to be making headway at a defensive tackle position filled with question marks after the graduation of Adolphus Washington.“He’s coming out of his shell a little bit,” Meyer said of Hamilton.The coach also mentioned freshman receiver Austin Mack, redshirt freshman running back Mike Weber and freshman offensive guard Michael Jordan as other players who caught his eye in the scrimmage.Concern at offensive lineAmong the Buckeyes’ mass exodus of players from last year’s team were three of the team’s five starting offensive linemen, with only redshirt junior guard Billy Price and redshirt senior center Pat Elflein remaining.Replacing 60 percent of the offensive line has been one of the major concerns for Meyer and his staff this spring.“We’re still trying to find that starting five,” Meyer said.One player who has caught the attention of his coach is Jordan, who has earned first-team practice time with the offensive line.“He just loves it,” Meyer said. “He doesn’t know if it’s right or left sometimes, but at this point, we don’t care. You come in for extra work, enjoy the game, enjoy your practice, and be a tough guy. He’s done all that. We’re really impressed with him.”Sophomore left tackle Isaiah Prince and junior right tackle Jamarco Jones — regarded as the favorites to win the starting jobs at their respective positions — are also “doing better,” Meyer said.“Whoever plays that position, we can’t drop off (from last year),” Meyer said.Tight running back competitionWith 2015 Big Ten offensive player of the year Ezekiel Elliott gone to the NFL draft, the Buckeyes are trying to determine who will fill the sizeable void and take over the starting running back role in 2016.As was widely expected, the former four-star recruit Weber is among those at the top of the depth chart after redshirting his freshman year due to a meniscus tear.However, Meyer said redshirt senior Bri’onte Dunn — who hasn’t seen the field much through his first three years of eligibility at OSU — is “neck and neck” with Weber right now.“I’m so impressed with him,” Meyer said. “You all know a couple years ago, there wasn’t a whole lot of conversation about him.”Whether he wins the starting job or is the backup to Weber, Dunn should get his first real opportunity for playing time in his final year donning scarlet and gray. He has only 48 career carries for 287 yards and three touchdowns through his first three seasons in Columbus.Meyer also said freshman Antonio Williams, a four-star recruit out of New London, North Carolina, has stuck out in spring practice and could be the first freshman to lose his black stripe.Meyer and the Buckeyes will continue their march toward the spring game, which is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. on April 16 at Ohio Stadium.
In the first swimming event of the meet, Cards won the silver medal in the 200 Medley Relay with a school record time of 1:23.10. Nick Albiero (21.00), Evgenii Somov (23.40), Zach Harting (20.14) and a blistering anchor of 18.56 by Andrej Barna earned an NCAA A-cut and put up the second fastest time in ACC history. After three events, the Cards stand in third place. Duke leads the field with 258, followed by Florida State (247). The Cards have 243 followed by North Carolina State, Virginia Tech (196), Virginia (184), Georgia Tech (179), Miami (161), North Carolina (146), Pittsburgh (94), Boston College (64). These scores include the diving which was contested during the women’s championships. GREENSBORO, N.C. — After a short session of two relays, the University of Louisville men’s swimming and diving team made the podium twice including a gold in the 800 free relay at the 2019 ACC Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships at the Greensboro Aquatic Center. Competition resumes with preliminaries of the 500 free, the 200 IM, and the 50 freestyle at 10 a.m. and the finals off the blocks at 6 p.m. Print Friendly Version 2019 ACC Men’s Wednesday Results Story Links Cards won gold in the 800 Free Relay with a school record and pool record time of 6:11.84. Nick Albiero (1:33.73), Zach Harting (1:32.52), Bartosz Piszczorowicz (1:32.48), Colton Paulson (1:33.11) earned their second NCAA A-Cut of the evening and finished almost five seconds ahead of the field.
09Oct Rep. Howell testifies on his proposal to ensure access to road funding Categories: Howell News,News State Rep. Gary Howell (left) with State Rep. Ben Frederick testifying before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in support of Howell’s plan to allow counties and municipalities to legally utilize funds from the State Infrastructure Bank to fix Michigan roads.State Rep. Gary Howell recently testified before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in support of his proposal to allow counties, cities and villages to legally utilize funds from the State Infrastructure Bank in order to fix Michigan roads.Howell said his proposal will ensure local road agencies are given the proper authority to borrow funds from the State Infrastructure Bank for road improvements.“As a 40-year municipal attorney handling these matters and as the former chairman of the Lapeer County Road Commission, I believe this plan fixes a significant problem,” said Howell, of North Branch. “It is my job to make sure that counties and municipalities have access to necessary funds to fix Michigan’s roads.”The State Infrastructure Bank was established as a revolving loan fund, or bank, used to help finance local road projects.Rep. Howell’s House Bill 6088 remains under consideration by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.###