Archive for the ‘u.s.’ Category

Prison records show Aaron Hernandez’s life behind bars was hell

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Aaron Hernandez hangs his head during his arraignment for the murder of Odin Lloyd in 2013. Jonathan (D.J.) Hernandez released a statement Tuesday. “Many stories about my brother’s life have been shared with the public – except the story Aaron was brave enough to share with our mother and me,” Jonathan Hernandez said in the statement.

Gruden, Redskins make helping community top priority

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Jay Gruden, Chris Thompson, Jonathan Allen other members of the Washington Redskins took time out of their offseason to help the community on Monday with the Redskins Foundation.

Nearly 400 Oaklanders Spent Their Saturday Afternoons Biking With Marshawn Lynch

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

While you were tidying the house or tossing back post-church mimosas with friends at brunch, Marshawn Lynch was kicking it with a gaggle of familiar and unfamiliar pals in the Bay Area. On Saturday (May 20), the new Oakland Raider led a parade of hundreds of bicyclists in his hometown. The Friday before, he’d tweeted out a picture of himself on a black and gold bike, inviting the community to meet him in front of Oakland Technical High School, his alma mater, for an #OaklandRideout the next afternoon.

Aaron Hernandez Begged Prison Officials To Transfer Him In Newly Surfaced Letter

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

In newly unearthed prison letters, former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez asked prison officials if he could “celly up” with a fellow inmate he referred to as his brother. Hernandez, who was sentenced to life in prison for the June 17, 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd, said the request came from wanting to share a cell with a man he’s known for years prior to being sentenced to life in prison. “I’m trying to start my life bid where I’m going to end up in the long run for the long run which is P2,” Hernandez writes to the Inner Perimeter Security staff. Hernandez, who was found not guilty of a drive-by shooting at a Boston club, which left two men dead in July 2012, hanged himself in cell last month.

Letters show Hernandez asked to move, share cell in prison

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

Five letters authenticated by state officials show Aaron Hernandez asked prison officials to share a cell with inmates he described as close friends. In a June 2015 letter, Hernandez asks to be moved to another part of prison where he says he has no enemies and to "celly up" with another inmate. The former New England Patriots tight end was found hanged in his cell on April 19, just days after he was acquitted in a 2012 double slaying.

Aaron Hernandez Allegedly Threatened To Shoot Jail Guard, Kill His Family: Report

Friday, May 19th, 2017

New information surrounding Aaron Hernandez’s life in county jail before being convicted of double homicide in 2015 surfaced Thursday after records from the Bristol County House of Corrections were made public. According to documents, Hernandez allegedly threatened to kill an officer who worked at the Dartmouth, Massachusetts facility and on another occasion said he dreamt of “chasing” a guard’s family. The former New England Patriots tight end was placed at the Bristol County House of Corrections while he was awaiting trial for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd.

Colin Kaepernick’s jersey, gear donated to Smithsonian

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Colin Kaepernick’s football career remains very much a question mark, but he’s already left an impression on American culture, as his jersey and other gear from his protests in 2016 are now in the hands of the Smithsonian. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture continuously collects items of historic significance from African Americans involved in all phases of American life, and the sociologist and author Harry Edwards encouraged the museum to take a close look at Kaepernick. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback drew nationwide attention last year when he knelt during the national anthem to protest police brutality in America.

Police department names new K-9 after Patriots’ Gronkowski

Friday, May 19th, 2017

ATHOL, Mass. (AP) — Gronk will soon be tracking down criminals, sniffing for drugs and acting as the furry face of a Massachusetts police department.No, not New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.This Gronk is the Athol Police Department's new

Chargers, Rams stadium construction to be delayed a year

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

SAN DIEGO – The NFL stadium being built for the Rams and Chargers in Inglewood will be delayed one year, it was reported Thursday. According to the Los Angeles Times, the unusually heavy winter rainfall prompted the decision to delay the construction of the $2.6 billion stadium. The construction project broke ground in November and the excavation phase was postponed due to the rainfall, the developer told The Times. “The continuing rains really knocked us for a loop,” Bob Aylesworth, principal in charge for the Turner/AECOM Hunt joint venture that is building the stadium, told The Times. “It was a very unforgiving two months for the project. And speaking from a building perspective, it really

2 Orleans County Sheriff’s deputies facing felony charges

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

ALBION, N.Y. (WIVB) — Two Orleans County Sheriff’s deputies have been charged with grand larceny and falsifying business records. Sgt. Dean Covis and Deputy Thomas Marano were arrested following an investigation by the New York State Police. Authorities say that between Nov. 2013 and Jan. 2015, Covis and Marano were paid by a private company that they worked security for, but they filed false time sheets. During this time, they were working for the Sheriff’s office. The two were arraigned before a Niagara County Court Judge in Orleans County Court, and were released on their own recognizance. Genesee County District Attorney Lawrence Friedman will serve as a special prosecutor in the case.