ABC News/KTRK-TV(HOUSTON) — Five children are in big trouble after leading police on a short chase in a stolen truck and then crashing it into two other cars, leaving an elderly woman seriously injured. The incident occurred on Monday at approximately 3:30 p.m. in Houston, Texas when an off-duty police officer caught a strange sight on W. Sam Houston Parkway Beltway, according to ABC News’ Houston station KTRK-TV. “I was just going picking up my daughter from daycare, and as I looked over my right shoulder and saw these kids in a truck,” said off-duty Houston Police Department officer Dekendrick Spears. “The driver noticed and he looked shocked … he slowed down to about 10, maybe 15 MPH on the beltway which I thought was odd.”The driver? A 14-year-old boy. The passengers? Four other juveniles aged 11 and 13. Spears immediately called in the plates and discovered that the vehicle was stolen and proceeded to follow the car in his personal vehicle until support patrol units could catch up. “When you mix young kids and cars, you rarely have good outcomes,” Chief of Vehicular Crimes Division Sean Teare told KTRK. And it didn’t.When the 14-year-old driver caught sight of the incoming police officers he decided to speed through a residential neighborhood as well as a stop sign. Only moments later, the vehicle with the five kids in it struck a Lexus driven by an older woman followed by a Tundra truck with a fourth grader and his mother inside. Caleb Nunez, a fourth grader, and his mother were in the first vehicle that was hit and told KTRK about what he saw.“We were driving there. Then, the car stops, a sudden jerk, and we’re spinning around uncontrollably,” Caleb said. “Then I saw a police officer running after the guys in the truck.” Said Caleb’s mother: “He t-boned us straight on, probably at about 60 MPH, spun the Toyota Tundra and we landed on the opposite side of the street … We are just thanking the Lord that it wasn’t any worse for us.” Police quickly caught the 14-year-old driver and the four other passengers and all of them were sent to hospitals and checked out.The elderly woman in the Lexus was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. Teare said the 14-year-old driver is expected to be charged with two felony charges of aggravated assault and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. “Having a 10-year-old myself,” said one neighbor. “That kind of makes it pretty real.” Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
VOTE FOR MIZUNO WORLD HANDBALL PLAYER 2015! Click to comment Recommended for you ShareTweetShareShareEmail Related Items:10 years of Handball-Planet.com, Handball-Planet.com TOP 10 articles on Handball-Planet.com – Most visitors from Croatia, Hungary and Denmark Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsOn May 1 2010, Handball-Planet.com was born. One of the very few handball media on English language, celebrating 10th birthday.Mission stayed the same. Despite financial boundaries which don’t let us to make fully proffesional media team which will cover more topics on daily basis, we won’t stop to love handball and giving the best we can.“After 2007, when I established Balkan-Handball.com, my thoughts were orientated in making some content on English, which handball world needs so much, even today. Initially, the moment when I decided to make handball planet, was a google search in which you could find Thierry Henry playing with hand in football match of France and Ireland, much more often when you write “handball” instead of real handball topics – says Zika Bogdanovic, editor of Handball-Planet.com:“I have to be satisfied with all we have done for 10 years. We put a lot of topic on the table, we discussed about many things in which “click websites” aren’t interested for. Actually, I am completely sure that 99% of journalists would give up after few years in our working conditions and money flow. We are doing almost without incomes, with some youth camps and tournaments who recognized chance to get more international attention. However, we know that our mission is to continue and that make us happy.”WORLDWIDE KNOWN WORLD HANDBALL PLAYER PROJECT“Definitely, the thing which make us proud is WORLD HANDBALL PLAYER and COACH project. We began in 2011 with combination of handball journalists and fans opinion which always put the best players on the TOP. Our Contest, I would say, it’s very professional, fair and reliable. I am happy that thousands of people and media from all over the world following it every year.” This was only the first decade. Long live handball! Handball-Planet.com TOP 50 cities in 2015: From Budapest to Doha and Sao Paulo
Her life will be celebrated at 11:00 am Tuesday at Trinity United Methodist Church 2600 Holman St. @Live Oak, Rev. Robert E. McGee officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service beginning a 9:30 a.m. Interment- Houston National Cemetery.There will be a viewing at Hannah Funeral Home, Inc. Monday August 8, 2016 from 4pm to 6pm. 3727 Lewis Dr. Port Arthur, TX. Services entrusted to Hannah Funeral Home, Inc. Gwendolyn Ross- Pettaway a retired educator entered peacefully into eternal rest on August 3, 2016.
The New York Times:The mental fallout from the Sept. 11 attacks has taught psychologists far more about their field’s limitations than about their potential to shape and predict behavior, a wide-ranging review has found.The report, a collection of articles due to be published next month in a special issue of the journal American Psychologist, relates a succession of humbling missteps after the attacks.Experts greatly overestimated the number of people in New York who would suffer lasting emotional distress. Therapists rushed in to soothe victims using methods that later proved to be harmful to some.And they fell to arguing over whether watching an event on television could produce the same kind of traumatic reaction as actually being there.These and other stumbles have changed the way mental health workers respond to traumatic events, said Roxane Cohen Silver, a psychologist at the University of California, Irvine, who oversaw the special issue along with editors at the journal.“You have to understand,” she said, “that before 9/11 we didn’t have any good way to estimate the response to something like this other than — well, estimates” based on earthquakes and other trauma.Read the whole story: The New York Times More of our Members in the Media >
Everyone who has followed my journalistic work knows that these days I am going crazy watching what is happening with concessions in Bol, Novalja, Dubrovnik (Gruž)… It is simply incomprehensible the audacity of the authorities to put a finger in everyone’s eyes! Until when!Giving absolute support to the demands of the local population to manage, use and earn on natural and all other goods created by the generation of locals, I use this opportunity to say something wider about everything, different than expected.Our Dalmatians, Primorje and Istrians were silent when they were deprived of the hotels built on the lands of their grandfathers, now, as in Bol or Novalja on Zrče, they are also deprived of their beaches.Others, foreigners or domestic investors, are building marinas in their places, foreigners are getting concessions on ports (Gruž…), the EU and the state are banning small-scale fishing, and now they are left without their local beaches… So far, the biggest cause of this silence has been land, and by selling the inherited ancestry, a profit was made for a beautiful life.At the same time, the state, not knowing how to employ people by the sea, how to keep people on the islands, allowed rent without paying taxes. And that easy life, that self-employment through profitable renting is also the cause of the silence of our people who live by the sea.Will they be silent even when they impose rental taxes on them soon?I know that it is dangerous for me to point the finger at a local man who calmly watched his hotels being looted, sold his heritage without remorse, built dozens of concrete apartments on his native stone house, received guests on the black your identity. I know that these words will be resented to me, but someone has to say them, and not for someone else, but for us, the hosts themselves. How to respond to critics of family accommodation, when they show pictures of Makarska towards Biokovo, Vodice, Rogoznica, Vir, Premantura….…Were we allowed to allow ourselves that? We have destroyed the substance from which we want to live well!Let’s go back to concessions….Fifteen years ago, the mayor of an Istrian tourist destination boasted to me that there were some investors who would build a marina in his place. I asked him why the marina would not be built and managed by the utility company of that place. And so it would be! Today, this marina fills the budget of this successful tourist place.Today, there is no reasonable man in Croatia who can accept the fact that the residents of Bol are being deprived of the concession for their and Croatian symbol – the Golden War! What’s more, it’s astonishingly audacious and again, like the arrogance shown many times in the last 20 years, the way it’s done. A similar thing happened recently in Novalja with Zrče.All this is happening while we are bragging about the growth figures of our tourism, on which, unfortunately, the local population (and even the state) earns the least!Wouldn’t it be logical for the local community to finance free kindergartens, provide scholarships for pupils and students to return home to earn money from managing beaches and ports? tourism has raised real estate prices so much that local youth cannot start independent living in their place of birth at these prices)…For years, like a parrot, I quoted old Kripendorf: “Tourism as much and as the local population wants and needs. “..!No one can convince me that the people of Dubrovnik forgot to moor boats (they still do that every day), charge taxes, build and rent a shopping center to a strong retail chain, manage a bus station or charge parking in the city where the parking lot is a lottery. And for all that, to receive a large compensation, which would flow into the city budget and new development projects of Dubrovnik, and not as, in the case of giving concessions to others, who would draw profits from the city and Croatia for 40 years.For years, I have been defending the thesis that there is no difference between foreign and domestic ownership in terms of efficiency and competitiveness, but that the advantage of domestic ownership lies in keeping profits in the country. This thesis was successfully proved by the esteemed Slovenian economist Dr. Jože Mencinger. He proves that the sale of national property increases imports and consumption. “Many countries have opted for hasty privatization, selling their most valuable companies”Well, now, says Mencinger,”foreigners take their large profits from these countries. “And one more thing.Tourism is a good that does not happen to us by chance, but because of this piece of land and everything on it that we inherited from our ancestors. The magic word is: positional rent. And in our country it is unknown. Namely, when you sell an olive grove and a foreigner or someone else builds a house on it and then rents it out, you have sold it and lost forever the value you inherited and not created yourself.Many of us sold our olive grove, house, vineyard for a little one-time, short-lived happiness, and so we created competition in our own place, town, bay… We sold hotels, mostly to foreigners and left them to reap the benefits of our positional rent. If we now, when we become an increasingly important European and world tourist destination, let someone else benefit from this fact, taking over our airports and seaports, marinas, beaches, accommodation, trade, financial and telecommunications sector, food and fuel production, and all take that profit from our positional rent out of the country, then we are really a nation without a future.And it is precisely in the use and retention of all this, and much more, that lies the key answer to the question, to which no previous Croatian government has been able to give an answer – how to develop? We entered the EU after selling to the countries with which we are today in the community of our most profitable companies. Let’s start behaving like them at least now, if we want to be as rich as they are.Let us manage our goods and development! From Dubrovnik, through Bol, Novalja, Lika, Slavonia… all over Croatia! Author: Đuro Tomljenović, Turizmoteka.hr / Photo: Apartmanija.hr