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iStock(ATLANTA) — Court documents have revealed harrowing new details in the death of Alexis Crawford, an Atlanta college student who had been missing for more than a week before her body was found.Crawford was strangled to death on Oct. 31 and her remains were put inside a plastic bin that was dumped at a park in the city of Decatur, according to the criminal complaint from Fulton County Superior Court.Earlier that night, Crawford, a 21-year-old senior at Clark Atlanta University, and her roommate Jordyn Jones were involved in a physical altercation, according to the complaint.Jones’ boyfriend, Barron Brantley, eventually got involved and choked Crawford to death, the complaint stated.Atlanta police charged Jones and Brantley, both 21, with murder. They are being held without bond at Fulton County Jail.Attorneys for Jones and Brantley did not respond to ABC News for comment.It was not the first altercation between Crawford and Brantley, according to police.Five days before her death, Crawford filed a police report against Brantley, alleging unwanted kissing and touching.Jones initially told police that she and Crawford were not on speaking terms because of a prior incident and said that she hadn’t seen her since the night before.Jones later led police to Crawford’s body, Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields said at a press conference last Friday. Brantley allegedly admitted to carrying out the killing and taking her body to the park, according to the criminal complaint.A medical examiner determined that Crawford died by asphyxiation, according to police.Crawford’s mother, Tammy Crawford, said her daughter “seemed to be in good spirits and was laughing” during a FaceTime conversation with her and Crawford’s sister around 3:30 p.m. on the day she was last seen, according to a police report.“I just want you to come home and be safe,” her younger sister, Alexandria Crawford, previously told reporters. “I hope God is walking with you and please prevent any evil that comes her way — and we’re here for you.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
A Florida man does a good deed after he decided to pay for the power bills of 36 families with past due accounts.Mike Esmond tells the Pensacola News Journal that he once spent a Christmas without electricity. Esmond recalls spending the Christmas of 1983 with his 3 daughters without heat and power because he could not pay his bill. He says it was one of the coldest days on record in Pensacola at only 9 degrees and remembers there were icicles hanging off the window.Esmond who is now 73 runs a successful small business and this Christmas he wanted to make sure no one spends Christmas like he did in 1983. He went to the city of Gulf Breeze this month and requested a list of all utility accounts that were past due and at risk of having their gas and water turned off.Then he paid off all 36 of them which ended up totaling about $4,600.One woman posted her gratitude on Facebook. Angela Cascio, a mother of four who was struggling to choose between paying bills or buying presents for her kids, posted “angels absolutely walk among us.
Clippers coach Doc Rivers said X-rays on Beverley’s arm were negative, but he wasn’t certain what that meant for the guard’s status in the immediate future.“We know that there’s no break, but that doesn’t mean he’s not gonna be out or not,” Rivers said. “He clearly felt like he couldn’t even grab the ball, so that’s not a good sign.”Beverley didn’t want to talk about the injury, but Landry Shamet — who recently returned after missing 17 games with a sprained ankle — said seeing Beverley go down was concerning.“Obviously, we care about him,” Shamet said. “You see a guy go down like that and run into the tunnel, you’re concerned.”The Clippers (23-11) fell behind by as many as 10 points before the third quarter was over, but guard Lou Williams said that wasn’t related to the gutpunch of Beverley’s tumble. PreviousLos Angeles Clippers forward Paul George, left, shoots as Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, right, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard, front left, shoots as Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, behind Leonard, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac, left, shoots as Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac celebrates during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson (00) shoots as Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac, left, and guard Patrick Beverley defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, right, tries to drive by Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul George during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul George, left, shoots as Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, right, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NextShow Caption1 of 7Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, right, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ExpandLOS ANGELES — Sniffles and scrapes marred the Clippers’ 120-107 loss to the surging Utah Jazz on Saturday.Already missing an ill Montrezl Harrell and with several players bothered by flu-like symptoms, the Clippers received a fright when Patrick Beverley — their fiery, tone-setting guard — took a spill early in the third quarter.The defensive hero of the Clippers’ Christmas Day victory over the Lakers, Beverley picked up Saturday where he left off two days earlier, flooring it on both ends. But shortly after halftime, as the 6-foot-1 guard tried to circumvent Utah’s 7-foot-1 center Rudy Gobert, he lost he balance and landed awkwardly, crumpling onto the court beneath the hoop and grabbing his right elbow.Beverley headed directly for the locker room with the game tied 66-66 and 10:15 to go in the third quarter. He returned to the court for four minutes in fourth quarter with his right wrist wrapped in tape and his right forearm covered with a padded sleeve, but his presence wasn’t enough to ward off the Jazz (20-12), who secured their eighth victory in 10 games by closing on a 9-0 run Saturday in the final 3:14. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “We were already leaking before that,” Williams said. “Offensively, I don’t think we were very efficient tonight that led to low confidence, low energy and we just allowed them to do what they wanted.”As a team, the Clippers struggled shooting, making only 35 of their 95 (36.8 percent of their) shot attempts. Specifically, their typical go-to scorers, Paul George, Kawhi Leonard and Williams all struggled from the field, although they all were perfect at the free-throw line.George had a team-high 20 points on 6-for-20 shooting from the field and 4-for-4 shooting from the free-throw line; Leonard went 6 for 24 from the field and 6 for 6 from the stripe for 19 points and Williams shot 5 for 14 from the floor and 5 for 5 from the line for 16 points.Donovan Mitchel led six Jazz players in double figures with 30 points, including burying back-to-back 3-pointers to pull the Jazz to within 63-61 to close the first half.“We have not done a good job on him yet,” Rivers said of the Utah’s star guard, who entered having scored 24 and 36 points against the Clippers this season. “He’s way, way, way too comfortable against us, and we either are going to do something about that or he’s gonna keep doing it.”Utah finished the game 17 for 35 (48.6 percent) from 3-point range; the Clippers shot just 12 for 40 (30 percent) from deep.The Clippers missed Harrell, their seeming indestructible big man off the bench, who hadn’t missed a game this season or last, but was a late-scratch Saturday because of illness.“Definitely affected us,” said Leonard, who was one of the Clippers feeling ill. “He’s one of the guys that we’re down today as well, not feeling well. he comes in that second unit, brings a lot of energy with some blocks, just getting easy point baskets, post touches, we missed him tonight.”Thin in the post against one of the game’s dominant defensive centers, the Clippers leaned harder on Ivica Zubac, their 7-foot starting center, who logged a season-high 28 minutes and finished with 15 points and 12 rebounds on Croatian Heritage Night.He and Beverley carried the Clippers early, combined for 21 of the Clippers’ first 24 points. Zubac’s seven first-quarter offensive rebounds were the most in a quarter by anyone in the NBA this season.But Zubac picked up his third foul midway through the second quarter and scored only three points after the first quarter.Shamet chipped in with 13 for the Clippers, going 4 for 5 from 3-point range and in the process becoming the sixth fastest player in league history to reach 300 made 3s in his career.
Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers— LeBron James (@KingJames) October 28, 2019Later in the morning, James tweeted he had found a place for him and his family to stay, then hoped other evacuees and first responders were safe. As of Monday morning, a Lakers team official told Southern California News Group that James was reportedly fine.The Los Angeles Fire Department continues to modify the boundaries of the areas under evacuation due to the Getty fire in the Brentwood area. (Map courtesy of Google Maps)Anthony Davis, James’ teammate, also lives near the area in Bel Air, but it was unclear if he was affected by evacuations.The Lakers were originally scheduled to practice on Monday afternoon, though the team later canceled it. The team was at the El Segundo training facility on Monday morning for one of General Manager Rob Pelinka’s occasional “Genius Talks,” this time listening to illusionist David Blaine. After Blaine’s talk, Coach Frank Vogel brought the team together and gave them the rest of the day off.I 🙏🏾 for all the families in the area that could be affected by these 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 now! Pretty please get to safety ASAP— LeBron James (@KingJames) October 28, 2019Related Articles How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years While most of us were asleep in the wee hours of Monday morning, Lakers star LeBron James was among the Angelenos looking for shelter as the Getty wildfire raged in the hillside of West Los Angeles.James has a Brentwood home that he discovered after Sunday’s game against the Charlotte Hornets was squarely in the evacuation zone.At 3:53 a.m. PST, James tweeted: “Man these LA (fires) aren’t no joke. Had to emergency evacuate my house and I’ve been driving around with my family trying to get rooms. No luck so far!”Man these LA 🔥 aren’t no joke. Had to emergency evacuate my house and I’ve been driving around with my family trying to get rooms. No luck so far! 🤦🏾♂️ Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
With the participation of 134 young skiers from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia the 9th Cup “Silver Fox” was held on Bjelasnica during the weekend.The regional competition was held in four categories – cicibani (MCE and SCE), and children under 14 and 16 years.A total of 16 races was held and the most success were young skiers from BiH and Serbia, who won eight awards.In the youngest category of Cicban (MCE) the following won the first place: Isidora Jugovic (Jahorina) and Tarik Zuhric (SK Nas team), Ana Đokanović (Jahorina) and Aleksa Balović (Serbia), while in competition of Ciciban (SCE) the fastest has been Dasha Dobrodolac (Serbia) with two victories, as well as Aleksa Tomovic (Serbia) and Daut Hamidović (Ilidža).In the category “Children 1” (U14) Peter Veljkovic and Veselin Zlatković celebrated with two wictories (Serbia), while in the competition “Children 2” (U16) Diana Dijaković (Fojnica) and Strahinja Đokanović (Jahorina) celebrated two victories as well.Cup Silver Fox is a regional competition that has great significance for the development and promotion of alpine skiing in BiH and gives opportunities for young skiers to acquire competitive experience and contribute to their further ski development.Successful organizer of the competition was the Ski Club Bjelasnica.(Source: Novovrijeme)
The children of Dungloe may be waiting on the arrival of a very special guest on Christmas Day.But there will be another VIP dropping into the West Donegal town next Sunday.Daniel O’Donnell has been penciled in to officially turn on the town’s Christmas lights. The ceremony takes place at 4pm on the ton’s Main Street and a great afternoon is promised.Daniel has asked everyone who wants to turn up to arrive early.DANIEL TO FLICK THE SWITCH FOR CHRISTMAS IN DUNGLOE was last modified: November 27th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Christmas lightsdaniel o’donnelldungloe
With the countdown under 60 days until the start of college football season, oddsmakers and prognosticators are taking a long look at the predicting the 2016 campaign.Las Vegas sportsbook Bovada dropped its updated college football odds today, including lines for the ACC division and league championships. In the Atlantic, Clemson (-110) leads the way, followed by Florida State (+125). Those two will likely duke it out for the divisional crown, but keep an eye on Louisville (+600).Meanwhile, in the Coastal, Miami is the favorite (+150). Pitt (+300) and Virginia Tech (+300) come next, with defending division champ UNC (+425) in fourth. Clemson, Florida State and Miami have the three best odds at winning the league. The full odds can be found below. ACC fans, what do you think of your team’s chances on this list?For a look at Bovada’s list of odds, click here.
BEIJING — Dolce&Gabbana goods have disappeared from Chinese e-commerce sites as the fallout grows over remarks insulting China that appeared in the company’s Instagram private messages but that it blamed on hackers.Searches for Dolce&Gabbana turned up no items Thursday on major online retailers such as Alibaba’s Tmall and JD.com. Both companies didn’t respond immediately to requests for comment.Haikou Meilan Airport Duty Free Shop posted a photo of empty shelves on its social media account, saying that they have pulled all Dolce&Gabbana goods. It wrote in another post that “Even if our power is small, we have to show our stance.”Analyst Shaun Rein of China Market Research Group said he expects the luxury goods company to have a tough time in China over the next 6 to 12 months.The Associated Press
Companies in this story: (TSX:ZZZ)Tara Deschamps, The Canadian Press TORONTO — Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc.’s $88.7 million purchase of Canadian mattress start-up Endy won’t mean the two will be amalgamated or that the legacy brand will cease selling products from Endy’s bed-in-a-box competitors.Toronto-based Sleep Country said Friday that the two will operate separately and that Sleep Country won’t abandon selling the Bloom mattress-in-a-box that it launched in May 2017.“Bloom is not going anywhere. We sell it out of our stores and we sell it online and we plan to keep doing that,” said David Friesema, Sleep Country’s chief executive officer, on a call with analysts. “It is one of our fastest growing product launches we ever had in our history.”Friesema said Sleep Country was interested in buying Endy — built by two friends that met as high school students in Calgary and disrupted the mattress industry when they launched their company in 2015 — because of the synergies between the two brands.Despite Endy and its U.S. rival Casper increasing competition in the sleep products industry, he said the Endy purchase wasn’t meant to be a “defensive move.”“We have been watching carefully and we have been talking for awhile,” Friesema said. “This is the right time to make the purchase.”Executives said both companies were keen on the acquisition because they will each benefit from it. Endy will be able to leverage Sleep Country’s logistics, warehouse and shipping expertise, while Sleep Country will be able to tap into Endy’s e-commerce technology and digital marketing prowess.They said it is unlikely that Endy products will land in Sleep Country stores, though they admitted executives had discussed the possibility but decided to leave the decision up to Endy to make in the future.Their partnership comes at a key time for both brands. Sleep Country has long been grappling with bed-in-a-box competitors and the growth of e-commerce. It only launched an online sales offering about a year ago and has been keeping an eye on how it can reinvigorate its brick-and-mortar spaces and boost its sleep accessory sales.Meanwhile, Endy’s last year has put it on track to post $50 million in revenues this year, though it has also been challenged by competitors. Casper has aggressively expanded in Canada and is slowly opening retail stores — a feature Endy has yet to delve into.Friesema said Endy will continue to evaluate whether it should jump into brick-and-mortar.“We do test things,” he pointed out. “That will probably be more likely than ever being in a Sleep Country store, but there is no decision that has been made 100 per cent on that yet.”Rajen Ruparell, Endy’s co-founder and chairman, added that for now the company has been focused on growing its traffic online because 100 per cent of its sales are done through e-commerce.He also said the 38-employee company was committed to remaining as “lean and efficient as possible,” even as it grows.For now, the companies are waiting for the deal — $63.7 million in cash paid at closing and up to an additional $25 million in 2021 based on the achievement of growth and profitability in targets in 2020 — to close and regulatory approvals to be received by Thursday.“It’s early days. We just got married last night and we are encouraging the entrepreneurial spirit between the organizations,” Stewart Schaefer, Sleep Country’s chief business development officer, said. “The team will come together and look under the covers and see where there are synergies.”