What we know about 3 San Antonio police officers charged with murder in death of Melissa Perez
SAPD Chief William McManus said Friday night the officers didn’t follow department training or policy and “used deadly force, which was not reasonable given all the circumstances as we now understand them.”
After long pandemic year, a changed New York shows renewal
After the virus descended on New York, the only sounds in the streets were wailing ambulance sirens. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK – Pamela Puchalski still remembers how frightening it felt when the coronavirus upended life in her New York City neighborhood last March. The city’s cultural institutions and organizations sought solutions as the pandemic disrupted a year’s worth of concerts, festivals, performances and special events. “We really, really felt kind of a sense among our community, this need for live in-person events,” she said. That’s the draw of New York City, she said, and part of the reason New Yorkers have tried so hard to adapt, to find the ways forward.
No. 3 NC State beats No. 5 Louisville 58-56 for ACC title
3 North Carolina State beat fifth-ranked Louisville 58-56 in Sunday's championship game of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. On the winning play, Perez initially started to pass to Cunane rolling into the lane, but the point guard had to pull the ball back when the pass wasn't there. Instead, she collected her feet and shook off six straight misses dating to the second quarter to cleanly bury the jumper for the second-seeded Wolfpack (20-2). It was a disappointing final play for Evans after she had struggled with her shot for the previous two games and the first half Sunday. But the Cardinals didn't score again and ultimately came a play or two short of winning the program's second ACC Tournament title.
Snowmen melted to wash dishes, flush toilets as water issues continue to affect San Antonio residents
SAN ANTONIO – Outside Gloria Perez’ home in the Highland Park area is a melting snowman, the leftover snow will likely soon be used to wash dishes or flush her family’s toilet. They turn down water. “We filled up containers because that’s all we’re using And and we’re using bottled water to brush your teeth, you know, to wash dishes,” Flores said. The San Antonio Water System announced on Wednesday that a precautionary boil water advisory is in place due to the low water pressure in the area. SAWS shared a map of the areas where they say they have issues pumping water into communities to provide service.
709,000 seek US jobless aid as pandemic escalates
Last week’s new applications for unemployment benefits was down from 757,000 the previous week, the Labor Department said Thursday. Even so, weekly applications for jobless aid remain at historically high levels. The applications likely include some people who lost jobs weeks ago but who have had to wait for states to process their claims. Government stimulus, in the form of federal unemployment benefits, aid for small businesses and checks to most individuals has largely run out. Perez now receives just $91 in jobless aid every two weeks.
Mayor: Police chief accused of rigging own hiring resigns
Bridgeport Police Chief Armando "A.J." Mayor Joe Ganim announced Chief Armando “A.J.” Perez resigned and that he was naming Assistant Chief Rebeca Garcia as acting chief. Perez, 64, of Trumbull, and acting personnel Director David Dunn, 72, of Stratford, were each charged with wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and with making false statements to investigators. Perez, 64, of Trumbull, Connecticut, and Dunn, 72, of Stratford, Connecticut, were each charged with wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and with making false statements to investigators. He was released from prison in 2010 and elected mayor again in 2015, after apologizing and asking residents for a second chance.
OAS chief under fire for removal of top rights official
But in recent days, she stepped into the middle of a bitter feud between Almagro and the leadership of the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights, or IACHR, the regions top rights watchdog. Human rights defenders and the United Nations immediately condemned the move as a threat to the IACHRs independence. This intervention is suggestive of an unprecedented political maneuver by the OAS' secretary general, he said. She says she learned about Almagros plans to issue a statement from other OAS employees not the Secretary General himself. I have always been willing to listen and I am open to any serious and impartial investigation with all rights preserved.
I feel cheated, angry: Woman invested nearly $400K in aviation engine venture, lost nearly all of it
SEC regulators detailed their case against Farias in a lawsuit filed late last month in San Antonio federal court. (KSAT)A lawsuit filed in Bexar County district court last week is attempting to recoup those funds, which would then be turned over to some of Farias victims. A second lawsuit filed against Farias in Bexar County district court is pending, according to an attorney representing those investors. Federal records show Farias was served a summons and the civil complaint August 5, while Integrity Aviation was served a day later. A spokeswoman for the San Antonio office of the FBI said via email this month she could neither confirm nor deny whether an investigation was taking place.
Woman went to ex-boyfriend’s home, slashed him with knife in face, BCSO says
SAN ANTONIO – A woman is accused of cutting her ex-boyfriend in the face after entering his home unannounced, according to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies say the man was sleeping in his bedroom at his house and woke up to Perez, his ex-girlfriend, inside. He asked her what she was doing in the house, told her to leave and followed her as she left, deputies said. While in the front yard, Perez grabbed what is believed to be a putty knife and slashed the man in the face, the affidavit states. He told deputies he heard Perez say, “You’re faking it!
Trafficking survivor holds seminars to educate, warn community members
SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio sex trafficking survivor is using her voice during National Human Trafficking Awareness month by holding a town hall seminar on the subject. Human trafficking increase expected during Super BowlFor weeks she was kept in a tiny room, repeatedly sold for sex. Man arrested in human trafficking operationPerez said by continuing the conversation, trafficking can be prevented and lives can be saved. Law enforcement is encouraging the public to learn the signs and red flags of human trafficking, and who to call if those signs are present. Blue Campaign by David Ibanez on ScribdThe National Human Trafficking Hotline is available 24/7 at 1-(888) 373-7888.