‘I don’t want her life to be in vain’: Family of woman killed by suspected drunk driver seeks justice
Her sister’s organs were slowly failing but just like in life, her heart was the strongest and kept hanging on. “It just makes me want to be better because I don’t want anything that she did to be in vain,” Perkins said. Her family is exploring ways to raise awareness about drunk-driving, and mental health support for families following a tragic death. “The person who is drunk-driving, they just get to go on with their life. You know, it’s been a year and like, they’re out there with family like they’re all together,” she said.
Federal grand jury hearing evidence in death of George Floyd
The New York Times first reported that a grand jury was hearing testimony against Chauvin. Floyd’s death sparked protests in Minneapolis and beyond and led to a nationwide reckoning on race. Like Chauvin, all three were fired soon after Floyd’s death. It’s unclear what specifically prompted the increased grand jury activity in the last few weeks, though most federal grand juries are discharged after about 18 months. Barr rejected the deal in part because he felt it was too soon as the investigation into Floyd’s death was still in its relative infancy, the officials said.
AP Exclusive: Black Lives Matter opens up about its finances
This marks the first time in the movement’s nearly eight-year history that BLM leaders have revealed a detailed look at their finances. The foundation said it committed $21.7 million in grant funding to official and unofficial BLM chapters, as well as 30 Black-led local organizations. In its report, the BLM foundation said individual donations via its main fundraising platform averaged $30.76. “Because the BLM movement was larger than life — and it is larger than life — people made very huge assumptions about what our actual finances looked like,” Cullors said. Leaders at the BLM foundation admit that they have not been clear about the movement’s finances and governance over the years.
Americans who live, work near capitols see peace, new hope
Isaac Smith, of Boston, speaks to a reporter near the Massachusetts Statehouse in Boston about the new incoming administration, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)SALEM, Ore. – Normally quiet streets around U.S. state capitol buildings have looked more like battlegrounds recently, putting those who live and work there on edge. As President Joe Biden was sworn into office, demonstrations at state capitols were scant, with only a few protesters showing up, and in some cities, none at all. Jonathan Jones' front-row seat to what happens next is his restaurant that is decorated with Black Lives Matter signs and art near the Oregon State Capitol. She said she is optimistic that Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will be able to accomplish many things.
McManus' 6 FGs lift Broncos over Pats in COVID-delayed game
Denver Broncos offensive tackle Garett Bolles, left, congratulates kicker Brandon McManus in the second half of an NFL football game after his sixth field goal against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. – The Denver Broncos waited two weeks to finally play again and they were rewarded with their biggest win of the season. He was steady early, but had back-to-back interceptions in the fourth quarter to let the Patriots back into the game. It was the first game back for Newton, who returned after missing New England’s Week 4 loss at Kansas City. McManus, who connected on field goals of 52 and 54 yards, now has six games with multiple 50-yard field goals.
Woman dies after deputy US Marshal hit her in wrong-way driving crash on 1604
SAN ANTONIO – Taylor McCowan, 23, died Saturday nearly two weeks after being hit by a deputy U.S. Marshal in a wrong-way driving crash, according to San Antonio police. Jonathan Jones, 40, was driving a pickup truck in the wrong direction on Loop 1604 before crashing head-on into a sedan on Jan. 31, police said. ORIGINAL REPORT: Wrong-way driver arrested after head-on crash on Loop 1604The woman was pinned inside her car, according to police, and was taken to University Hospital in serious condition. “We are cooperating fully with the San Antonio Police Department’s investigation of the incident.”
Mother of woman involved in head-on crash with former Deputy US Marshal speaks out
SAN ANTONIO – Raquel Hatch’s daughter, Taylor McCowan, 23, has been left with life-changing injuries following a head-on collision early Friday morning. McCowan was a recent graduate from the University of Texas San Antonio. Wrong-way driver arrested after head-on crash on Loop 1604The crash happened at Loop 1604 near Babcock Road. San Antonio Police said a truck had been driving the wrong way and crashed head-on into another car. Deputy US Marshal arrested after wrong-way driving crash on 1604She said she still holds on to hope for her daughter but will never forget how her family’s life has been changed.
Deputy US Marshal arrested after wrong-way driving crash on 1604
SAN ANTONIO – District clerk records show a deputy US Marshal was the driver of a pickup truck that crashed head-on into a sedan on Loop 1604 around 1 a.m. Friday, injuring the driver of the other vehicle. Jones was arrested Friday morning on intoxication assault charges after the crash which occurred near the Babcock Road exit on San Antonio’s Northwest side. “We take seriously any allegation of misconduct by our personnel and an internal investigation will be conducted,” Bozeman said in a news release. ORIGINAL REPORT: Wrong-way driver arrested after head-on crash on Loop 1604The woman was pinned inside her car, according to police, and was taken to University Hospital in unknown condition for her injuries. “We are cooperating fully with the San Antonio Police Department’s investigation of the incident.”