Auto-pedestrian crash in Vidor claim’s woman’s life

first_img Next UpTroopers said a 2015 Ford truck, driven by Adam Musslewhite, 38, of Kirbyville was northbound on FM 105 near the intersection with West Circle Road, Vidor, when a 56-year-old woman walking in the middle of the roadway walked into the Ford’s path.Justice of the Peace Joy Dubose pronounced the victim dead at the scene. The victim’s name won’t be released until her next of kin is notified, Troopers said.Musslewhite was not injured, Troopers said. All information is preliminary as Troopers continue to investigate this fatal crash, the issued release said.. Staff reportA Vidor woman was killed early Monday when, according to initial reports, she walked into the path of a pickup truck.Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers said in an issued statement that the call about an auto-pedestrian collision came at 5:45 a.m.last_img read more

CofE’s wedding rules can be elastic when it wants them to be

first_imgIs the Church of England taking a consistent moral line over gay marriage? At one level it would be nice to think so. While I do not share the church’s opposition to same-sex marriage, no one is truly comfortable with tales of parents feigning faith to obtain a church school place for their children. And as the established church, people of little or no faith expect the CofE to deliver the ceremonial venues and figures of English public life as if the church were a bit like the National Trust – there just to keep bits of England looking and feeling the same. Too often, I think, the CofE’s moderate position, as compared with some churches, is mistaken for a lack of conviction or theological coherence among practising Anglicans. Viewed like this, there is nothing wrong with the CofE taking a view. But there are reasons why it sounds wrong. It does not chime with the way I have seen the church approach marriage. I am thinking of the way the CofE has tended to handle weddings in general. The church contends that the proposed law would compel parish vicars to perform same-sex weddings, even if the vicar disagreed with same-sex marriage (based on the current right of all to be married in their local parish church), Thinking about the 25-plus Anglican weddings I have attended as an adult, I can in fact think of only one that was held in the couple’s local parish church. Of course many were marrying (after years of cohabitation) at a church near the bride’s parents’ home, but still, one needs the connivance of a vicar, or the official permission of the CofE, to do that. Even for a bride who has not lived at her parents’ home for a decade or more, the fact that the couple are often not practising Christians is another reason to seek a non-local venue. Or, also known, the ethos of their local parish church does not best match their faith, so the church to which they have ties – and where they choose to worship – is two miles, not two streets, away. So the CofE’s connivance or permission in varying the ‘parish church’ scenario is routine. But this most elastic of ‘rules’ is now being held up as a show-stopper for a piece of equal rights legislation. But the objection does not reflect practice. It is clearly common for couples marrying in a CofE church or chapel to seek out a venue that suits the serious commitment they are making for matters of faith, geography, emotional ties, aesthetics, practicality or theological sympathies – or a combination of some or all of these considerations. (On the evidence of my circle, the couple have mostly not disappointed the church’s expectation of their commitment – of the 25, I can currently list only one divorce.) It comes down to this – I cannot honestly see why same-sex couples, planning a Christian marriage ceremony, will behave any differently. Is it honestly the CofE’s official contention that a gay Christian seeks out and joins a congregation who will be viscerally antipathetic to their sexuality? Or that anyone, of whatever sexuality, wishes to have their promise, ‘all that I have I share with you, all that I am I give to you’, blessed by a vicar who they know to be opposed to their union? For church and state – subtly wedded as they are in this country – surely it is possible to find a way to make the proposed legislation work?last_img read more

5 Premier League Outcasts Thriving In Serie A

first_imgInter Milan’s supporters cheer ahead of the Italian Serie A football match Inter Milan vs AS Roma at the San Siro stadium in Milan on February 26, 2017. / AFP / MIGUEL MEDINA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)Football is a funny old game. One club’s flop may be another’s Ballon d’Or winner and vice versa.One of the more interesting aspects of the currently suspended campaign has been the spectacle of several players deemed surplus to requirements in the Premier League revive their careers in Italy’s topflight in the 2019-20 season.Let’s take a look at five such cases.Romelu Lukaku – InternazionaleInter’s Romelu Lukaku jubilates after scoring the goal of 1-0 during the Italian Cup round of 16 match between FC Inter and Cagliari Calcio at the Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 14 January 2020.After going under-appreciated at Manchester United, being unfairly made a scapegoat for the club’s troubles and ridiculed for his heavy “first touch”, Romelu Lukaku swapped Old Trafford for the San Siro and made the move to Internazionale.He hit the ground running under former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte and a return of 17 goals is very impressive for a Serie A rookie.“I made my decision (to leave) around March (2019), and I went to the manager’s (Ole Gunnar Solskjaer) office and told him it was time for me to find something else,” Lukaku explained. “I wasn’t performing and I wasn’t playing. I think it was better for both sides to go our separate ways. I think I made the right decision.”No doubt he did.Chris Smalling – RomaJuventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo (R) in action against Roma’s Chris Smalling (L) during the Italian Cup quarter-final between Juventus FC and AS Roma in Turin, Italy, 22 January 2020.When Manchester United signed Harry Maguire for a world record fee from Leicester City at the start of the campaign, someone in their long list of centre-back options had to be moved on.That man was Chris Smalling – another player Red Devils fans loved to hate – who was sent on loan to Roma.Yet the defender, now fondly referred to as ‘Smaldini’, has been one of the best players in his position in Serie A this season and Roma are hopeful of making his deal a permanent one at the Stadio Olimpico.Ashley Young – InternazionaleInter Milan’s defender Ashley Young (R) in action during the Italian Serie A match between Inter Milan and Cagliari at the Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 26 January 2020.Manchester United’s campaign to populate Italy with Premier League rejects continued apace when captain Ashley Young signed for Internazionale in the January 2020 window.To be fair to the Red Devils, Young pushed for the transfer when Inter’s interest surfaced, rejecting an extension at Old Trafford to move to Serie A.His decision was no doubt given urgency by the emergence of Brandon Williams and Aaron Wan-Bissaka which meant the prospect of spending more and more time on the bench despite still being an influential figure at the club.His transfer to the Nerazzurri has already proven a successful one, with the 34-year-old veteran slotting seamlessly into Conte’s style of play.Henrikh Mkhitaryan – RomaRoma’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan in action during the Italian Serie A match between AS Roma and US Lecce at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, 23 February 2020.A disappointing spell for Henrikh Mkhitaryan at Arsenal ended at the start of this season when the Armenian signed on loan for Roma.Though he has had his struggles with injury this season, a return of six goals and three assists from 13 Serie A appearances suggest that he is adapting well to life at the Giallorossi.“I prefer [manager Paulo] Fonseca’s football because we’re playing very offensively, we’re trying to have the ball all the time here and of course, I like this kind of game,” said Mkhitaryan of playing for Roma.Aaron Ramsey – JuventusJuventus’ Aaron Ramsey in action during the Italian Serie A match Juventus FC vs Parma Calcio 1913 at the Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy, 19 January 2020.After 11 years’ service at Arsenal, Aaron Ramsey decided to take on a new challenge and agreed on a high-paying move to Juventus. The Welshman scored on his Serie A debut, though in truth he has struggled with some injury issues and been unable to establish himself as he would like.Nonetheless, there is some promise that Ramsey will become a key man for the Bianconeri under Maurizio Sarri.RelatedMy Striker Is Untouchable – MourinhoOctober 31, 2017In “England”Saturday’s Top European League StatsOctober 22, 2017In “England”Ashley Young: Manchester United Agree Fee For Inter Milan MoveJanuary 17, 2020In “England”last_img read more

Son of man allegedly dismembered by wife says she hid his death for months

first_img Related iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) —  A woman has been charged with murder after her husband’s dismembered remains were found inside their Ohio home, six months after he disappeared.Now one of the victim’s sons is speaking out, telling ABC News his stepmother had told him his father left for Texas months ago.“We all thought it was odd and strange that he would just up and leave, but it never crossed our mind that she would actually murder him,” Jonathon Eubank, a son of Howard Eubank and a stepson of Marcia Eubank, told ABC News. He added that he’s in “shock” over the grisly discovery.The six-month saga came to an end on Saturday, when authorities in Summit County received a call of possible human remains. Responding deputies “found what appeared to be deteriorated remains” that were tentatively identified as 54-year-old Howard Eubank, Summit County Sheriff’s Office said.The victim was shot in the head, his body dismembered and placed in storage containers, according to the probable cause affidavit.Howard Eubank’s wife, Marcia Eubank, 49, was taken into custody Saturday and charged with one count of murder, the sheriff’s office said.According to the probable cause affidavit, Marcia Eubank was interviewed and “admitted to killing her husband in June 2017. Marcia Eubank admitted to shooting her husband in the head and dismembering his body.”Jonathon Eubank, a son of Howard Eubank and a stepson of Marcia Eubank, told ABC News Wednesday that for all these months he thought his dad had left home for Texas — a story he said came from his stepmother.He said he last heard his dad’s voice on the phone in May.“We were talking about him coming to my wedding and how excited he was to come and how proud of me he was,” said Jonathon Eubank, 27. “And then in the middle of June, we get a message saying that he left my stepmom and went to Texas.”“My oldest brother got a text message from my dad off his phone saying he’s in Texas and he’s fine,” he said.“And then about a month or so later he posted something on Facebook, my dad did, saying he’ll reach out to people when he’s ready. … Clearly, that wasn’t him doing any of that stuff.“… Periodically there would be posts on his Facebook — one was to Marcia saying he had missed her,” Jonathon Eubank said. “That was one of the last Facebook posts that we had seen from his account.”The months ticked by, and in August, Jonathon Eubank got married — but the happy occasion left him feeling angry, upset and resentful toward his father, who didn’t show up.“I don’t know how you can up and just leave your kids’ lives and miss probably one of the most important days of my life,” he said. “We all thought it was odd and strange that he would just up and leave … but it never crossed our mind that she would actually murder him.”In October, Jonathon Eubank, who lives out of state, went to his stepmother’s Ohio home. He said he and his wife both hugged his stepmother, who he said acted “normally.”“We had no idea that my dad was 20, 30 feet away from us,” he said.He said this Saturday he was coming out of church when one of his brothers told him that he found his father’s remains at the home.Now with his stepmother in custody, he said he feels “angry and numb — still in shock.”He said his father and stepmother had been married for over 20 years.“None of us know why,” she allegedly killed her husband, he said. “None of us know why she chose to say he went to Texas.“Playing this whole past six months through my head is just, it’s difficult.”Marcia Eubank’s attorney, Brian Pierce, told ABC News Wednesday morning that his client was expected to enter a plea of not guilty at her 1 p.m. court appearance on Wednesday. She is being held in the Summit County jail on a $1 million bond, Pierce said. He declined to comment further.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more