Man charged with assaulting girlfriend, endangering child

first_img Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleSheriff’s deputies searching for inmate accidentally releasedNext articleCOLLEGE BASKETBALL: Odessa College closes out homestand against New Mexico Military Institute admin Domonick McGee A man was charged by police Saturday after he reportedly assaulted his girlfriend and swung around a car seat carrying their 3-month-old child.Police were called about the disturbance at about 9:44 p.m. Saturday at Fairgreen Apartments, 4675 Oakwood Dr., an Odessa Police Department news release said.Upon arrival, officers made contact with a 19-year-old woman and her boyfriend, 20-year-old Domonick McGee, the release stated.After both subjects got into an argument, the release detailed, McGee reportedly prevented his girlfriend from leaving by grabbing the car seat carrying their child from her and swung it around.McGee’s girlfriend ran to an apartment nearby and asked them to call the police after McGee attempted to choke her, the release said.As she was waiting for police to arrive, McGee struck her in the back of the head with a closed fist, the release stated, and then used a knife to scratch her vehicle and attempted to stab the tires.Police charged McGee with endangering a child, a state jail felony, assault causing bodily injury and criminal mischief, class A misdemeanors.Jail records show McGee was taken to the Ector County Detention Center Sunday and has three bonds totaling $15,000. Pinterest By admin – February 7, 2018 Man charged with assaulting girlfriend, endangering child Pinterest WhatsApp Local NewsCrime Twitterlast_img read more

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Biden flexible on who gets aid, tells lawmakers to ‘go big’

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is encouraging Democratic lawmakers to “act fast” on his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 rescue plan but also signaling he’s open to changes, including limiting the proposed $1,400 direct payments to Americans with lower income levels. That could draw Republican support. Biden told lawmakers in private comments Wednesday that he’s “not married” to an absolute number for the overall package but wants them to “go big” on pandemic relief and “restore the soul of the country.” Biden spoke with House Democrats and followed with a meeting of top Senate Democrats at the White House, deepening his public engagement with lawmakers on his American Rescue Package.last_img read more

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Broward County School District Joins Lawsuit Against Vaping Companies

first_imgIf you are concerned about vaping among children, you’re not alone.The Broward School Board has announced that it is joining more than 100 government entities nationwide in a federal lawsuit demanding compensation for resources that have to be spent on counselors, monitoring and programming to curb youth use of vaping products.Broward is one of six school districts taking the lead on the case as “bellweathers” to represent the rest, according to school district lawyer Eugene Pettis, of Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm in Fort Lauderdale.More than five million middle and high school students across the country use e-cigarettes, the lawsuit states. “Consistent with this national trend, youth in The School Board of Broward County, Florida … are using e-cigarettes at high rates — rates which continue to climb.”It explains that vaping flavors such as mint and mango are among the methods that companies use to lure teens into vaping.Some plaintiff’s firm is going to make tens of millions (or more) in contingency fees in a lawsuit against Juul given all the medical evidence coming out about vaping.— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) August 29, 2019 The defendants in the case are JUUL Laboratories and Altria, the parent company of Philip Morris USA and U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company.Pettis says the lawsuit is not be funded with taxpayer money. If the complaint is successful, attorneys would be paid from the proceeds of the lawsuit, which seeks an unspecified amount.“There have been tons of studies that show e-cigarettes are addictive and that a large percentage of users go on to be smokers,” Pettis adds. “They create a societal movement that shows it’s cool to vape, but they don’t tell you about the damage that’s done in the long run.”In total, nearly a dozen Florida districts are involved, including Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties. More than 30 California school districts are also part of the suit.The “bellweather” districts are Broward and Escambia counties in Florida, the Three Village Central School District on Long Island in New York, the Central Bucks County School District in Pennsylvania, the Tucson Unified School District in Arizona and The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District, east of San Francisco in California.JUUL announced last November that it would no longer be marketing its mint-flavored products, after the results of two national surveys on e-cigarette use among teenagers. Altria stopped making e-cigarettes two years ago, although it still owns a minority share of JUUL Labs.last_img read more

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