December 17, 2017

Adrian Peterson was under investigation on an injury to a child charge, according to Montgomery County Sheriff Brady Fitzgerald.



adrian-petersonHOUSTON – NFL Star Adrian Peterson has been indicted for

               injury to a child by a Montgomery County grand jury.

Peterson had been under investigation by the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office for punishing his son with a switch, attorney Rusty Hardin confirms.

Brett Ligon, the Montgomery County District Attorney, spoke with HPD chief Charles McClelland and has requested he launch a criminal investigation into who leaked the full police report and photos of the minor child victim. Ligon has also requested the Texas Rangers assist in that investigation.

"As vigorously as we investigate and prosecute child abuse cases,we will use the same zeal to find who is releasing information on the minor child," said Ligon.

A warrant has been issued for his arrest. Peterson is expected to surrender and post bond, but the timing for that is unclear.

Paul Harvey Returns with Dodge Tribute to the American Farmer

Paul Harvey returned to the airwaves during yesterday's big game.  This time he comes from the grave where his timeless "So God gave us the farmer" speech returned to celebrate the American farmer.  It was a great move on the part of Dodge trucks to tug at the heart strings of all of middle America.  Thanks to Dodge for bringing this timeless classic back to life!

Jerry Sandusky Speaks to Bob Costas

Jerry Sandusky has finally broke his silence. After facing 40 counts of sexual abuse against eight boys over a 15 year span, the former Penn State defensive coach granted an exclusive interview with Bob Costas on NBC's "Rock Center" on Monday evening.  He concedes that he showered with the boys, but Sandusky maintains his innocence during the interview.

July 4th Weekend Travel Down in 2011

july-4th-2011-drivingGas prices are currently dropping but travel costs are still expected to drive down the number of Americans who will hit the road for the July 4th weekend, according to information released by AAA this week.

In California, The Auto Club report, released Monday, found that 2.9 million Southern Californians expected to travel over the weekend, a 2.3% drop from the 2010 July 4th weekend.

Last year though, July 4th weekend last year had the biggest one-year jump in holiday travelers in the last 10 years.  A jump of 38.6% over 2009.

The same is expected for all travelers in the United States.

"High gas prices this spring have started to impact travel, but the good news for consumers is that gas prices are continuing to drop," said Auto Club spokeswoman Filomena Andre.

Motorola Xoom Price: How Will It Compare to the iPad?

Motorola-XOOMMotorola XOOM Android Tablet Price

The Motorola XOOM Tablet’s specs are now official due the announcement at this month's CES show.  The  Motorola XOOM tablet runs on Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS powered by Dual Core 1 Ghz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor.

The Motorola XOOM Android Tablet also has 10.1 inch large display, MP Rear camera with Flash and 720p HD video capture, 2MP video calling camera, 1GB RAM, 32 GB inbuilt memory with microSD Card slot and much more.

How will the price compare to that of an iPad?  That is yet to be announced, but the Motorola spokesperson says that information will be coming soon.

 

Florida Family First in Line For Black Friday 2010

black-fridaySt. Petersburg, Florida — First in line is not good enough for the Davenports. These folks are the first in the nation to start camping out at a Best Buy store in search of Black Friday deals reports WTSP.com in St. Petersburg, FL.

The Davenport family pitched a pair of tents Wednesday at 10 a.m. in front of the Best Buy at Tyrone Square in St. Pete to snag deals that were still nine days away.

That made them the first people to start camping out at a Best Buy store anywhere in the country. To put that in perspective: there are more than 1,000 Best Buy stores in the United States.

So the manager of the Tyrone Square Best Buy will join the Davenports on Friday, November 19 — a week before the big deal day — to present them with an award.

They'll be recognized as the "First Family of Black Friday" and get a special gift. 

 

Scientists Improve Understanding of Antimatter

antimatterScientists have claimed to have taken big steps toward solving one of the biggest riddles of physics.  They have trapped the first "anti-atom" in a race to understand what happened to all the antimatter that has vanished since the Big Bang.

An international team of physicists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) have created an atom of anti-hydrogen and then hold onto it for long enough to demonstrate that it can be studied in the lab.

"For us it's a big breakthrough because it means we can take the next step, which is to try to compare matter and antimatter," the team's spokesman, American scientist Jeffrey Hangst, told The Associated Press.

"This field is 20 years old and has been making incremental progress toward exactly this all along the way," he added. "We really think that this was the most difficult step."

For decades, researchers have struggled to understand why antimatter seems to have vanished from the universe.

Theory suggests that matter and antimatter were created in equal amounts at the moment of the Big Bang, which spawned the universe some 13.7 billion years ago. But while matter, that is defined as having mass and taking up space, went on to become the building block of everything that exists, antimatter has all but disappeared except in the lab.

Hangst and his colleagues, who included scientists from Britain, Brazil, Canada, Israel and the United States, trapped 38 anti-hydrogen for about one tenth of a second, according to a paper submitted to the respected science journal Nature.

Since their first success, the team has managed to hold the anti-atoms even longer.

"Unfortunately I can't tell you how long, because we haven't published the number yet," Hangst told the AP. "But I can tell you that it's much, much longer than a tenth of a second. Within human comprehension on a real clock."

Sparky Anderson Dies at 76

sparky-anderson-diesTHOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Hall of Fame baseball manager Sparky Anderson has died. He was 76.

Family spokesman Dan Ewald says Anderson died from complications from dementia.

Anderson guided the Cincinnati Reds to World Series championships in 1975 and 1976 and then led the Detroit Tigers to the 1984 title.

Notre Dame Student, Declan Sullivan, Dies

declan-sullivan-notre-dameDeclan Sullivan, a 20-year-old junior at Notre Dame, was killed on Wednesday when the tower he was standing on to film football practice collapsed.

Sullivan sent two chilling Twitter posts before his fatal 30-foot plunge.

In the first post, Sullivan, who was on a scissor lift to film a Fighting Irish football practice, made a joke predicting his horrific fate.

"Gusts of wind up to 60 mph. Well today will be fun at work. I guess I’ve lived long enough," Sullivan wrote at 3:22 p.m., just as practice was getting started, reported CBS.

More than 40-minutes later, the 20-year-old junior from Long Grove, Ill., was frozen with fear as wind-gusts approached 50 mph. Sullivan posted messages on Twitter before the fall.   "Holy —. Holy —. This is terrifying," Declan wrote.

Around 45 minutes after that post, the tower collapsed, crashing through a fence some 30 feet below and landing on a street that runs between two athletic facilities. Sullivan later died at South Bend's Memorial Hospital.

The cause of the accident is not known and the school said it is investigating the incident. High winds had forced the team to practice indoors on Tuesday,  reported CBS.

Students and faculty at the private Catholic university were left devastated by the tragedy. University president Rev. John Jenkins is to preside over a memorial mass for Sullivan tonight at 10 p.m.

"No words can convey the shock and grief we all are experiencing," Jenkins said.