iStock/Prathaan(HOUSTON) — A Texas man who proposed to his fiancée on New Year’s Eve has been arrested and charged with her murder just four days into their engagement.Kendrick Akins allegedly shot Dominic Jefferson in the parking lot of her apartment complex close to midnight on Saturday night after witnesses say they engaged in an argument, according to ABC News’ Houston station KTRK.A witness who saw the confrontation at the Holly View Apartments in Harris County, Texas, was also allegedly shot at when they ran to help Jefferson after she had been shot.“I want to know why. Why? Why would you do this. You said you loved her. You proposed to her on New Year’s Eve and now today you kill her? Why?” said Jefferson’s sister in an interview with KTRK.Akins fled the scene of the crime but turned himself into the police close to 12 hours later where he was questioned, arrested and then charged with her murder.A spokesperson from the Houston Police Department homicide division released a statement obtained by KTRK.“Officers responded to a shooting call at an apartment complex at the above address and were advised a woman was shot following an argument with her boyfriend (Akins). A witness believed the victim’s boyfriend fled the scene. However, the boyfriend returned and confronted a concerned citizen who attempted to assist the injured woman. The witness and concerned citizen stated the boyfriend fired another shot in the direction of the citizen, before fleeing the scene on foot.”According to Jefferson’s family the couple had been dating for three months when Akins proposed to her.Police say they are still searching for surveillance footage of the murder and that the investigation is ongoing. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
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Care Not Killing August 20151. There has been a steady increase in annual numbers of people undergoing assisted suicide in Oregon2. The Oregon health department is funding assisted suicide but not treatment for some cancer patients3. Patients are living for many years after having been prescribed lethal drugs for ‘terminal illness’ showing that the eligibility criteria are being stretched4. The vast majority of those choosing to kill themselves are doing so for existential reasons rather than on the basis of real medical symptoms5. Many people in Washington and Oregon give ‘fear of being a burden on others’ as a reason for ending their lives6. Fewer than three per cent of patients are being referred for formal psychiatric or psychological evaluation7. A substantial number of patients dying under the Oregon Act do not have terminal illnesses8. It is virtually certain that there is under-reporting of assisted suicide cases in Oregon9. Some doctors know the patient for less than a week before prescribing the lethal drugs10. The presence of no independent witnesses in over 80% of cases is a recipe for elder abusehttp://www.carenotkilling.org.uk/public/pdf/falconer-bill—oregon.pdfREAD: DON’T MAKE OREGON’S MISTAKE
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Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down Sally · 351 weeks ago Is there a percentage number of how much turnpike business there is? Report Reply 1 reply · active 351 weeks ago +9 Vote up Vote down OK gambler · 351 weeks ago Oklahoma casinos pay better. Report Reply 0 replies · active 351 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down Jim · 351 weeks ago if gambling revenue is down, how about revenue from the motel,food entertainment, and liquor sales? The county will see sales tax revenue from these additional sources. Report Reply 0 replies · active 351 weeks ago +10 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 351 weeks ago Do you think there could be a correlation between the bump during the first few months with end of the year bonuses and income tax returns? Then possibly a correlation between the end of the year slump with holiday spending/property taxes? Also may/june with the property tax thing. Probably need a few more years to really get any kind of grasp as to what the trend will be. Report Reply 0 replies · active 351 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down JP Buellesfeld · 351 weeks ago The State of kansas made a large change in the Deduction of gambling losses in (2013) only 70% of Gambling losses up to gambling winnings are deductible on a (2013)Kansas income Tax return. Jan 1,2014 (0%) of gambling losses up to Gambling winnings are deductible on a (2014) Kansas Income Tax return? Maybe these Kansas State law change is not helping the state owned mulvane,ks Casino. Report Reply 1 reply · active 351 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Cry Me A River · 351 weeks ago Oh no!!!!! Money is a little bit down, but yet Sumner County is still getting over $140,000 more than they were getting when the casino didn’t exist. Let’s cry about it more! Report Reply 1 reply · active 351 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down guest · 351 weeks ago Not surprised that the new has worn off this fast but you can’t play for more than a few minutes before your money is gone – not much entertainment value in that. Rather go to Oklahoma where the entertainment value stretches much longer for the money. Report Reply 0 replies · active 351 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 351 weeks ago The postponement and cancellations of shows also does not help. Report Reply 0 replies · active 351 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Thirsty · 351 weeks ago I try and keep people from going there. They are way too tight and theres a 98% chance you will lose your money. They need to loosen their slots and I bet they would see an increase in business again. Report Reply 0 replies · active 351 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down guest · 351 weeks ago shows canceled and postponements plus your chances of a win are slim to none. OKLAHOMA is where I go to the casinos that act like they are glad you came. Report Reply 0 replies · active 351 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments March167,932190,40022,468 April145,120171,79926,679 December60,059158,15898,099 June144,006158,67914,673 by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” Is the honeymoon over for the Kansas Star Casino in Sumner County?Whether it is naturally a slow time of the year for the casino or if there is reason for genuine concern, the latest lottery money distribution to Sumner County strongly indicates that business has tapered off and may be slightly declining at the local casino.Sumner County received its lowest full month distribution from the Kansas State Lottery Commission since the casino opened in December 2011. Sumner County received a $143,988 check from the state in November reflecting October business. The previous low was June 2012 when the county received $144,006 (see figures below). This follows October’s distribution of $144,355 which was the second lowest since the Star opened in December 2011. In January 2012 it received $60,059 but that reflected just one week of business when the casino opened that year.The Sumner County Treasurer’s office receives a monthly distribution from the state usually around the 10th of each month, based on total amount of revenue generated by the casino. Sumner County receives 1 percent of all Kansas Star receipts as does the city of Mulvane and Sedgwick County.The last two local government distributions were the lowest monthly totals in 2013 and the lowest since the casino fully expanded in December 2012.It also marked the first time in the brief Kansas Star Casino history that business decreased from the same month the year before. In October 2012, Sumner County received $147,506 from the state. That is $3,518 more than what was distributed this year.In September of 2012, the state sent Sumner County a $145,338 check compared to the $144,355 in 2013 for about a $983 decrease. While the distribution deceases are hardly back breaking, it does show that revenue has tapered off despite the new additions to the facility. Up until September of 2013, the casino was experiencing revenue growth every month from the year before.One should caution whether this is a trend, since this is only for two month revenue figures.Overall for 2013 Kansas Star Casino is still doing quite well. In fiscal year 2013, the Kansas Star netted $192,187,166 in it first full year of operation from Nov. 1, 2012 to Oct. 31, 2013 (see figures here).Kansas Star did better than the two other state-run casinos combined, according to the figures by the Kansas Lottery Commission. In fiscal year 2013, Boothill Casino in Dodge City generated $43.35 million in revenue and Hollywood Casino in Kansas City generated $124.9 million. Even this month, Kansas Star is generating more than the other two casinos combined.Sumner County is already receiving more money from the state in 2013 than it did in 2012. Currently, the county has received $1,792,222 in 2013 – not counting December’s distribution which will reflect November’s business. In 2012, the county received $1,733,892. The county is already ahead $58,330 from last year’s distributions. Of the 10 months where monthly figures can be compared, Sumner County has seen an increase of $105,830.But if the two month trend continues, Sumner County may need to budget accordingly and plan for less money distribution in 2014. 20122013Dollar change October147,506143,988-3,518 January155,564163,6888,124 August156,732164,1087,376 February164,470169,9675,497 July150,162163,24413,082 November145,599 TOTAL:1,733,8921,792,222203,929 September145,338144,355-983
OK! Magazine featured the appearance of Bella Thorne and her boyfriend, Gregg Sulkin, at Santa Anita Park. The mention reported, “All dolled up for the races! Bella Thorne was spotted looking glamorous with her dapper looking boyfriend, Gregg Sulkin at Santa Anita’s Opening Day celebration kicking off the track’s winter meet.”Via OK! Magazine