Third arrest made in drive-by shooting

first_img WhatsApp Police searching for woman connected to husband’s death Twitter Local NewsCrime Third arrest made in drive-by shooting 1 of 2 Jarius Martin Llanez, left; Tyler Blaine Scott, center; Robert Lujan Pinterest Odessa police charged a third suspect in connection with a drive-by shooting Friday and were still looking for one more suspect on Tuesday.Ricardo Zuniga Reyna, 17, was taken into custody at about 6:30 p.m. Monday, an Odessa Police Department news release stated, and charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a first-degree felony.Two other suspects, 17-year-old Jarius Llanez and 18-year-old Tyler Scott, were also given the same charges, and OPD is still looking for one more suspect believed to be involved in the shooting, 18-year-old Robert Lujan.Police were first called about a gunshot victim at around 11:56 a.m. Friday in the 1300 block of North Eidson Avenue, the release detailed. Facebook Youngsters urged to be safe over graduation weekends Facebook Home Local News Crime Third arrest made in drive-by shootingcenter_img Upon arrival, officers made contact with two victims, 18-year-old Nathan Stephens and 19-year-old Desmond Tuggle, the release stated. Stephens had been shot once in the abdomen and taken to Medical Center Hospital with serious bodily injury, and Tuggle had suffered a minor injury on his left hand from the incident. MCH Spokeswoman Rhonda LeWallen said Monday Stephens was in good condition.The suspects fled the scene in two vehicles before police arrived, the release detailed. They were believed to be driving a black Chevrolet truck and a black Pontiac Sunfire.Jail records show the three suspects were still in the Ector County Detention Center and have two $50,000 bonds each.Police are asking anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Lujan to call OPD at 432-333-3641 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and reference case number 18-10711.OPD is still investigating another drive-by shooting that occurred Thursday night at Sherwood Park, 4520 N. Dixie Blvd.Officers were called about shots fired around 10:55 p.m. Thursday at Sherwood Park, where they found 18-year-old Christopher Evans, who told them he had been shot at by unknown people, and 19-year-old Daniel Garcia, who had been shot in the lower left leg.Garcia described the suspect’s vehicle as a 2000 model Altima or Firebird.Anyone with information regarding this shooting can call OPD or Odessa Crime Stoppers and reference case number 18-10625. Previous articleMan charged with sexual assault of 14-year-oldNext articleJBS executive director steps down admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Police searching for man connected to hit and run Tyler Blaine Scott Twitter Pinterest By admin – March 13, 2018 Jarius Martin Llanez, left; Tyler Blaine Scott, center; Robert Lujan WhatsApp Summer Spaghetti SaladSlap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasseroleHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

Down to business for Trump in India

first_imgTrump and Melania — in an off-white jump suit and sash — then flew to the Taj Mahal, the Islamic mausoleum and monument to love, where they held hands.”It’s a timeless testament to the rich and diverse beauty of Indian culture! Thank you India,” Trump gushed in the guest book. Almond wrestle But behind the bonhomie and photo opportunities, a comprehensive trade deal between the world’s biggest economy and the country projected soon to be its most populous looks remote.While small fry compared to his trade war with China, the Trump White House has imposed tariffs on Indian steel and aluminum and suspended duty-free access for certain goods.Modi, who has his own “Make in India” mantra, has responded with higher tariffs on certain US goods like $600 million worth of Californian almonds. Trump has called India the “tariff king”, and said before his visit that Asia’s third-largest economy had been “hitting us very, very hard for many, many years”.Away from trade, Trump and Modi will reportedly sign $3 billion worth of defense deals and discuss a $1.9-billion missile defense shield.This underscores both countries’ concerns about growing Chinese clout. Last year the US and India signed a big military cooperation agreement.India may also agree to buy five nuclear reactors, the fruit of a landmark but contentious atomic deal signed in the 2000s. Topics : “The life of Prime Minister Modi underscores the limitless promise of this great nation. He started out by his father’s side as a chai wallah — a tea-seller,” Trump told the rapturous crowd.Name-checking Bollywood films and Indian cricketers, Trump — with an eye on elections in November — paid tribute to the four-million-strong Indian-American diaspora as “truly spectacular people”.The razzmatazz of the “Namaste Trump” event was recompense for a “Howdy Modi” extravaganza in Houston last year when the two leaders held hands and Trump compared Modi to Elvis Presley.”Mr. Trump has given a tremendous speech and it’s really touched our minds and hearts, and I am sure he has spoken with honesty and integrity,” said Shrilak Shah, one of the spectators.center_img US President Donald Trump moves from sightseeing and speech-making to tough trade talks in India on Tuesday, as First Lady Melania visits a Delhi school to witness a “happiness class”.Despite sharing strategic concerns over China that have led to deepening defense ties, relations over trade have worsened under Trump’s “America First” drive to reduce the US$25-billion deficit with India.Trump arrived on Monday and hailed India and its “tremendously successful” but “very tough” Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a rowdy rally of 100,000 at the world’s largest cricket stadium. Mindful India may also bristle if Trump repeats his offer of mediation in the Kashmir dispute with Pakistan, or hits out at a new citizenship law that critics call anti-Muslim.India has seen weeks of protests and clashes since the law passed in December, leaving more than 30 people dead including a policeman and at least three civilians killed after fresh violence erupted in Delhi on Sunday and Monday.Against that backdrop, the First Lady was due to visit a school to watch a “happiness class” in which children meditate and focus on mindfulness to make them better pupils and citizens.The curriculum was launched in 2018 by Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, and has piqued the interest of Melania Trump who has promoted a “Be Best” initiative for US kids.”It is essentially a curriculum to keep children’s minds focused on work and enable them to live harmoniously with family and society, while, importantly, developing a holistic outlook on life,” said Manish Sisodia, Delhi’s deputy chief minister.last_img read more

Governor Wolf Pushes Need for Opioid Addiction Resources at White House Rural Forum

first_imgGovernor Wolf Pushes Need for Opioid Addiction Resources at White House Rural Forum October 05, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Press Release,  Public Health,  Substance Use Disorder State College, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today joined U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding at the White House Rural Forum in State College to urge lawmakers, non-profit stakeholders, and the private sector to recognize opportunities in America’s rural communities to ensure continued social and economic progress. During his keynote address, Governor Wolf specifically addressed the opioid crisis facing Pennsylvania.“No matter how much we invest in transportation, technology, business and manufacturing, or in healthcare, the sad reality is that our rural communities will not succeed if we don’t stem the tide of the opioid crisis that is taking the lives of too many of our people,” Governor Wolf said. “I appreciate that Secretary Vilsack has recognized that this crisis disproportionately affects rural communities, partly because of lack of outreach and treatment resources that are not as available in remote areas. Working together with local, state, and federal partners, we can fight back against this terrible crisis.”Last month, Governor Wolf convened a Joint Session of the General Assembly to outline his collective plan to the lead the nation in combatting the opioid and heroin crisis facing Pennsylvania. During his address, the governor outlined the following priorities:Strengthen the Prescription Drug Monitoring ProgramPhysicians should check the commonwealth’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program each time they prescribe opioids. Our current law only requires doctors to check the system the first time they prescribe to a patient, or if they believe a patient is suffering from the disease of addiction.In addition, dispensers should be required to enter data into the database within 24 hours of issuing a prescription, rather than the current standard of 72 hours. Strengthening program requirements is imperative in helping doctors and pharmacists identify whether patients are doctor shopping or other doctors are overprescribing patients. State officials also need the tools to identify inappropriate prescribing and dispensing practices among health care providers to better crack down on abuse.Improve and Increase Education We must prepare doctors and physicians for prescribing opioids and pain management by improving medical school and continuing education curricula on opioids. This will give doctors the knowledge and best practices needed to tailor their clinical skills to identify signs of addiction and provide patients with information to avoid abuse or engage in meaningful treatment if they become addicted. We should also require schools to teach students about opioid misuse in existing drug and alcohol abuse curricula.Limit Opioid Prescriptions to Emergency Room Patients and MinorsWe should limit the number of opioids a patient can receive at emergency rooms to a seven day supply with no refills. We should put the same restriction in place for minors no matter where they get a prescription. This would not make it harder for physicians to prescribe opioids for legitimate pain. Those suffering from crippling pain need relief, and we must be careful to protect the ability of sufferers of long-term pain or victims of trauma to receive appropriate medication.Insurance Coverage for Abuse Deterrent OpioidsInsurance companies should be required to cover abuse deterrent opioids – like they already have in Massachusetts. This will make it more difficult to abuse prescription drugs. While many people become addicted by simply swallowing pills, others crush pills to snort or smoke. Drug manufacturers are rapidly developing new technologies to prevent this kind of abuse. Deterrent measures can be important tools against intentional or unintentional abuse or overdoses.Establish a Voluntary DirectiveWe should allow patients to establish a voluntary directive if they do not want to be prescribed opioids. This directive could be used by a patient to deny or refuse the administration or prescribing of an opioid drug by a practitioner.“Every Pennsylvanian deserves a shot at achieving their dreams, regardless of whether they live in the biggest city or the smallest township,” said Secretary Redding. “We’re committed to investing in rural Pennsylvania, and we appreciate the $6 billion that USDA Rural Development has directed to projects in our state since 2009, but we also appreciate USDA and Secretary Vilsack’s leadership to combat the opioid crisis. It’s a challenge we hear about often that has taken too many lives, left too many family heartbroken, and decimated too many communities. Being able to work collaboratively with our federal partners is part of the approach we need to end this epidemic.”Under the leadership of President Obama, Secretary Vilsack said the USDA and other federal agencies have advanced a new approach of engagement with communities that is collaborative and community-led, enabling it to leverage public and private assets to respond to specific barriers. For nearly eight years, this approach has been the hallmark of federal engagement with rural communities, including the creation of the White House Rural Council in 2011 to better coordinate policy and program delivery across agencies with the goal of making a greater impact in rural communities.As a result of this new approach, Vilsack said significant gains have been made in rural America: rural household income climbed 3.4 percent in 2015, overall poverty and food insecurity have fallen dramatically, rural populations have begun to rebound, and non-metro areas have added more than 250,000 jobs since 2014, while the number of uninsured rural Americans is at an all-time low.Stakeholders interested in engaging during and after Wednesday’s forum were encouraged to do so using #RuralResults on Twitter and Facebook.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: read more