St. Louis County detectives shaken by death of 5-year-old blind boy raise money for funeral
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — Jamarion Delancy was blind, developmentally disabled and needed braces to walk. Last week, the 5-year-old boy was beaten to death while his mother was away giving birth to her third child.Detectives were so shaken by the crime that they’ve taken the unusual step to raise money for his funeral.The St. Louis County Police Association has organized a fundraiser for the family of Jamarion Delancy. The mother’s boyfriend is charged in the death and jailed in lieu of a quarter-million dollar bond.Jamarion had special needs, was blind and had limited mobility requiring him to ...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Sidney Powell's road from UNC to defending Trump's supposed 'landslide' reelection
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Growing up in the Triangle, Sidney Powell never missed an episode of Perry Mason. Now she’s starring in her own prime-time legal drama.On Thursday Powell stood alongside former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani as they argued for 90 minutes that President Donald Trump had won the election in “a landslide,” only to have the results marred by fraud.“(W)e are going to reclaim the United States of America for the people who vote for freedom,” said Powell, part of what Giuliani calls Trump’s “elite strike force team.”Hours later she was ripped by conservative Fox News host Tucker Carls...
The Charlotte Observer
Mac Engel: He is the best soccer player to ever come out of Fort Worth. But he couldn't stay.
FORT WORTH, Texas — Dallas-Fort Worth is loaded with some of the best soccer players in the United States, and you’ll find few to zero of them actually playing in Fort Worth even though this the 13th largest city in the country.Fort Worth parents and their children are all too familiar with the drives east associated with the sport.This city has traditionally been loathe to court pro sports because they are a sucker’s play, but a town this large should not have to migrate to play high level soccer. Youth soccer in the U.S. is a giant scam and it’s also not going anywhere.There is no reason why...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Auto review: The ultimate in sensible eco-friendly luxury: 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid pickup
DALLAS — How hungry are you?It might be an apt question given that the redesigned 2021 Ford F-150 has an onboard generator that can power 28 refrigerators. Not starving? Perhaps you need to keep your family and friends happy instead. The 2021 Ford F-150 can facilitate the ultimate tailgate party with enough juice to run a grill, a smoker, a flatscreen TV and speakers all at once. No wonder Ford’s full-size pickup accounted for nearly 1% of all new vehicles sold in the U.S. last year. And it’s no surprise that Ford treated it to a heavy refresh for the new model year.Offered once again in XL, X...
Tribune News Service
Democratic losses in Texas reflect broader statehouse trend
AUSTIN, Texas — In her first bid for public office two years ago, Democrat Joanna Cattanach challenged an incumbent Republican state representative in Dallas County and finished just 220 votes short.So Democrats had reason to be optimistic when Cattanach, a journalist and educator, signed up for a rematch against three-term Rep. Morgan Meyer. Many predicted that demographic changes in Texas, coupled with animus against President Donald Trump, would make 2020 the year Democrats rode a long-anticipated “blue wave” back into power in the Texas House of Representatives.It didn’t turn out that way....
Believe it or not: Grand Prairie to become hub for sport of cricket in United States
This assignment was ripe for a light-hearted look at the unlikely union of the state of Texas and the sport of cricket, which has some similarities with baseball but at the same time is as foreign as the countries where it thrives.Major League Cricket coming to, of all places, Grand Prairie, Texas, seems like it would be full of yuks. Add that the franchise will take over AirHogs Stadium, a minor-league baseball site, the jokes should write themselves.But a few not-so-funny things happened, one being the realization that a reporter can’t write jokes about something he knows nothing about.More ...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Newsmax is not for sale, has no plans for any Trump-related deal, founder says.
Newsmax, the conservative South Florida media company, is not for sale and has no plans to enter into any agreements with outgoing President Donald Trump, founder and CEO Christopher Ruddy said Monday.The company, based in Boca Raton, became the subject of a flurry of news reports over the weekend that certain “Trump allies” were interested in buying Newsmax with the aid of a private investment firm Hicks Equity Partners, which is based in Dallas.“There was no real formal deal,” Ruddy said in a telephone interview Monday. “They just suggested they might have an interest. We’re not actively sel...
‘Dallas’ Star Patrick Duffy Finds New Love With Actress Linda Purl
It’s never too late for love, and actor Patrick Duffy says that he thinks he has found it anew with fellow TV star Linda Purl, who had roles on The Office and Matlock.“I just never thought I’d feel this way again,” Duffy told People of his relationship.Three years ago, Duffy’s wife since 1974, Carlyn Rosser, passed away. Since then, his two children with her have been encouraging Duffy to move on, but it wasn’t until this year that he found someone new again. He and Purl reportedly befriended one another through a group-chat created by mutual friends during COVID-19 quarantine, but eventually ...
Boosie Badazz hospitalised following Dallas shooting - report
The 38-year-old and his entourage were fired upon in the parking lot of Big T's Plaza shopping mall, according to TMZ, during a visit to pay his respects to late rapper Mo3, who was shot and killed on Wednesday.Boosie had reportedly been driving through Dallas in a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van before the shooting at the mall and, after shooters opened fire on the vehicle, the musician was struck below the knee and taken to a hospital.His injuries don't appear to be life-threatening, the outlet reported. Both Boosie and the shooters had fled the scene by the time members of the Dallas Police Depa...
Snacks Harrison is eager to make his Seahawks debut after a longer-than-expected wait on practice squad
RENTON, Wash. — First things first.New Seahawks defensive tackle Damon “Snacks” Harrison says he’s fine being called either Damon or Snacks, the nickname he received early in his NFL career for his penchant for eating during team meetings.What he does specifically want to be called, though, is an active member of an NFL team again.And after a somewhat halting start to his Seahawks career — four weeks on the practice squad without being elevated to play — that’s what he’ll be again on Sunday, when Seattle takes on the Rams in Los Angeles.With Bryan Mone ailing with a high ankle sprain, the Seah...
The Seattle Times