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1 month ago · by · Comments Off on Daily HI4E.org Trivia Contest Winners For The Week Ending: Sunday, November 4th, 2018.

Daily HI4E.org Trivia Contest Winners For The Week Ending: Sunday, November 4th, 2018.

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 Daily HI4E.org Trivia Contest Winners For The Week Ending: Sunday, November 4th, 2018.

 

In an effort to broaden the company’s “social interaction” with our clients and FaceBook fans, Daily Trivia Questions are posted on both of our business pages. Here are the weekly standings for this past week, and the winner of the Sunday night Weekly Drawing for an AmEx gift card!        

Congratulations  – To this past week’s Trivia Contest Winner!!   Our latest contest winner for the weekly FaceBook HealthInsurance4Everyone/Health & Life Solutions, LLC Trivia Contest, drawn randomly by computer late Sunday evening, November 4th, 2018 was:

         

BETH EMBREY

Senatobia,  MS

Winner Of A $25.00 AmEx Gift Card

 

Each day, fans who have “liked” either of our company FaceBook pages (HealthInsurance4Everyone  or Health & Life Solutions LLC) are able to test their skills with our Daily TRIVIA QUESTION.  The first 20 winners who post the correct answer to the TRIVIA QUESTION, will then get entered into the weekly drawing held late on Sunday evenings for a $25.00 Am Ex Gift Card.


Weekly Gift Card winners will be posted in our blog at this site.  Remember to become a FaceBook fan and “Like and Follow” either of our company pages to enter and post your answers. 

 

Here are the daily contestants from last week’s Trivia Contest that were entered into the Sunday drawing:

 

Trivia Last Weeks Winner 

 

 

10/29/18

 

 

Jill Nauyokas

 

Cheryl Hall

 

Karen Brunet Moore

 

Vickie Gipson

 

Jennifer Marie

 

Mary Ann Cody

 

Karen Goodwin Delaney

 

Sheila Carvell

 

Becky Holland

 

Deborah Farris

 

Pamela Gonzalez

 

Diane Hamric

 

Amber McGrath

 

Alisa Jones

 

Nancy Pfirrman Schools

 

P Annette Skeans

 

Stephanie Beckwith

 

Be Schwerin

 

Wendi Black

 

Lisa Marie Ferraiolo Whitener

 

Debbie Jensen

 

Amber Chandler

 

 

 

10/30/18

 

 

Derelys Peterson

 

Jill Nauyokas

 

Misty Shallcross

 

Hunter Coffey

 

Becky Hartman

 

Mary Ann Cody

 

Nicole Blaha

 

Tiffany Borek

 

Gina Taylor

 

Brooke Scott

 

Ashley Agner

 

Jennifer Vega

 

Diane Hamric

 

Michelle Webb

 

Melissa Ann Stura-Bassett

 

Abby Noelle

 

Melodie Thomas

 

Vickie Gipson

 

Nitasha Shank

 

Pamela Gonzalez

 

 

10/31/18

 

 

Jennifer Ramlet

 

Christina Radcliff

 

Tom Cavalli

 

Christy Hawkes

 

Becky Hartman

 

Brooke Scott

 

Sarah Bellestri Shih

 

Brittany Doerfler

 

Ashley Stamey Phillips

 

Jenifer Garza

 

Karen Bondehagen

 

Dawn Raasch

 

Beth Embrey

 

Carole Jacobs

 

Alyssa DiFazio

 

Ashley Stamey Phillips

 

Sheila Carvell

 

Carol Jean

 

Kristina Rosson

 

Rushell Tuggle

 

Angela Janisse

 

Shannon Rush

 

Jessica Steiner

 

Josephine Casey

 

 

11/1/18

 

 

Jennifer Vega

 

Cassandra Berholtz

 

Charlotte Dennis

 

Deborah Farris

 

Kristina Rosson

 

Lisa Bourlier

 

April Ashcraft

 

Eric Sanders

 

Karen Brunet Moore

 

Christy Hawkes

 

Jennifer Mason

 

Misty Shallcross

 

Kalyani Nam

 

Brianna Ketchum

 

Beth Embrey

 

Marcy Coull

 

Michelle Webb

 

Brett J. Griffith

 

Crystal Young

 

Tonya Velazquez

 

 

11/2/18

 

 

Kimberly Snyder

 

Nicole Blaha

 

Karen Bondehagen

 

Amber Chandler

 

Kim Avery

 

Dawn Raasch

 

Karen Brunet Moore

 

Nikki Hunsaker

 

Tonya Velazquez

 

Jenifer Garza

 

Ashley Agner

 

Alicia Dansby

 

Brooke Scott

 

Alison Giffune Paige

 

Nyeasia Pippin

 

Deborah Farris

 

Angela Janisse

 

Shannon Rush

 

Angel Shearl

 

Josephine Casey

 

Kassi Krick-King

 

 

 

 

11/3/18

 

 

Cassandra Berholtz

 

Marie Beauregard

 

Jill Nauyokas

 

Jennifer Downing

 

Debbie Bloxom

 

Tracy Heyer

 

Andrea Ayala

 

Alyssa DiFazio

 

Stephanie Beckwith

 

Jessica Massaway

 

Wendi Black

 

Becky Hartman

 

Brandy Williams

 

Geri Rus

 

Kelsey Brooke Vinson

 

Amy Marie Wilkinson

 

Trish Hysell

 

Lori Capobianco

 

Holly Cajigas

 

Shannon Rush

 

Kathleen Marks

 

 

 

11/4/18

 

 

Sunney Michelle Johnson

 

Christy Martinez

 

Amy Chavis

 

Eleazar Ruiz

 

Holly Cajigas

 

Stacy Mydlarz

 

Alexis Maureen

 

Sheri Boydston

 

Beth Cleveland

 

Becky Hartman

 

Rosanne Clark

 

Mary Pettiford

 

Geri Rus

 

Kendra Lynne Ramsey

 

Nancy Pfirrman Schools

 

Beata Tybor

 

Sheila Carvell

 

Stacy Nelson

 

Jodie Stevens

 

Kimberly Taylor Hall

 

Christina Radcliff

 

Kimberly Snyder

 

Kristina Harris

 

 

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Be sure to watch both of our FaceBook pages for your chance to win and enter again next week, with questions posted daily on HealthInsurance4Everyone or at Health & Life Solutions, LLC!!

Remember that if you try your hand at answering the Trivia Question several days each week, your odds of winning the Sunday weekly drawing are much better. 

Also note that a number of the posted answers each day are from contestants who have forgotten to “Like” one of our pages, so their names WILL NOT be entered at the end week drawing for the gift card, giving our fans a better chance!

You may also find that if you “Like” BOTH of the business pages, you will receive faster notifications of the other players as they post their answers to compete with you!  

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1 month ago · by · Comments Off on 21 Killed In School Shooting In Russia

21 Killed In School Shooting In Russia

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Russian officials say the gunmen who killed 21 people and wounded 53 more before killing himself at a vocational school in Crimea was an 18 year old student of the school.  The shooter, identified as Vladislav Roslyakov, described as a shy loner, also set off an explosive device.  He committed suicide in the library after the assault at Kerch Polytechnic College.  Officials are still investigating a motive in the attack which is the deadliest instance of school violence in the region since the 2004 Beslan terror attack, which killed 333 people, most of them children.

At first, officials reported a gas explosion at the school but later said an explosive device had ripped through the cafeteria during lunchtime in a suspected terrorist attack.  Eventually, the attack was classified as a mass murder attack at the school carried out by one person.  The Investigative Committee said the homemade explosive device rigged with shrapnel went off in the school lunchroom and a second explosive device was later found and destroyed.

Guns are tightly restricted in Russia. Civilians can own only hunting rifles and smooth-bore shotguns and must undergo significant background checks.  Local officials said Roslyakov had only recently received a permit to own a shotgun which he bought on September 8th.    Officials say Roslyakov bought 150 rounds of ammunition at a gun shop on October 13.  Just four days later on October 17th, he entered the school grounds at about 11:46 a.m. and began his attack.  Several witnesses described the gunman walking up and down the halls at Kerch Polytechnic College and firing randomly at classmates and teachers. He also fired at computer monitors, locked doors and fire extinguishers.  A survivor of the attack said the shooting lasted about 15 minutes.

Security footage at the school shows Roslyakov enter the technical college carrying a sports bag and bypassing security.  He then entered the school’s lunchroom with a rucksack and leaving without it.  The footage captures him going up to the school’s first floor empty-handed just before a fire ball and a massive explosion blows out windows and doors on the ground floor.  Roslyakov is then shown walking towards a female teacher in a corridor and gunning her down, before shooting an approaching student.  A security camera image carried by Russian media showed Roslyakov, calmly walking down the stairs of the school with the shotgun in his gloved hand while wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the word “Hate.”

A video taken by an unknown survivor of the attack shows a terrified group of students and staff running through a hallway as gunshots and screaming can be heard nearby.  The group talk in whispers as they search for safety, not knowing where the gunmen is.  The video shows them briefly in a classroom and then another hallway.  They approach a stairwell and see a body on the stairs below before turning back down the hall and down another stairwell.  Terrified, they cautiously look down the stairs before making a run through a doorway and to an outside exit.

If you’re thinking some details in this story sound very familiar you are correct.  His outfit resembled that of Eric Harris, one of the perpetrators of the 1999 Columbine High School massacre.  The Columbine attackers also tried but ultimately failed to detonate an explosive device in the cafeteria.  Similar to Columbine, Roslyakov also retreated to the school library to commit suicide after the attack.  A friend of the shooter said he had an interest in the Columbine school shooting in the US.  Also leading to speculation that the massacre was a copycat crime is the fact that some Russian news outlets have reported that Roslyakov belonged to a fan club on social media for the columbine shooters.  Russian news outlets have dubbed the shooting the “Russian Columbine,” because of the similarities.

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3 months ago · by · Comments Off on Daily HI4E.org Trivia Contest Winners For The Week Ending: Sunday, September 23rd, 2018.

Daily HI4E.org Trivia Contest Winners For The Week Ending: Sunday, September 23rd, 2018.

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In an effort to broaden the company’s “social interaction” with our clients and FaceBook fans, Daily Trivia Questions are posted on both of our business pages. Here are the weekly standings for this past week, and the winner of the Sunday night Weekly Drawing for an AmEx gift card!        

Congratulations  – To this past week’s Trivia Contest Winner!!   Our latest contest winner for the weekly FaceBook HealthInsurance4Everyone/Health & Life Solutions, LLC Trivia Contest, drawn randomly by computer late Sunday evening, September 23rd, 2018 was:

         

 

MYA MURPHY

McAlester,  OK

Winner Of A $25.00 AmEx Gift Card

 

Each day, fans who have “liked” either of our company FaceBook pages (HealthInsurance4Everyone  or Health & Life Solutions LLC) are able to test their skills with our Daily TRIVIA QUESTION.  The first 20 winners who post the correct answer to the TRIVIA QUESTION, will then get entered into the weekly drawing held late on Sunday evenings for a $25.00 Am Ex Gift Card.


Weekly Gift Card winners will be posted in our blog at this site.  Remember to become a FaceBook “fan” on either of our company pages to enter and post your answers. 

 

Here are the daily contestants from last week’s Trivia Contest that were entered into the Sunday drawing:

 

 

 

 Trivia Last Weeks Winner

 

The trivia drawing entries 9/17/18 thru 9/23/18 are:

 

 

9/17/18

 

 

Sunney Michelle Johnson

 

Brittany Light

 

Brooke Scott

 

Amy Chavis

 

Bea Patrick

 

Debbie Gremlin

 

Nicole Blaha

 

Mya Murphy

 

Becky Holland

 

Kimberly Snyder

 

Melissa Ann Stura-Bassett

 

Sarah Bellestri Shih

 

Patricia Oehlert Vazquez

 

Nacole Patrick

 

Paula Johnson

 

Cassandra Berholtz

 

Jessica Miller

 

Vickie Gipson

 

Dean Bruss

 

Gina Taylor

 

Alisa Jones

 

Sherry Lilly

 

Thomas Ryan Gan

 

 

9/18/18

 

 

Jill Nauyokas

 

 Kim Avery

 

Crystal Young

 

Maria Bouchard

 

Deborah Farris

 

Andrea Workman

 

Chrissy Kim

 

Mya Murphy

 

Kristina Rosson

 

Cassandra Berholtz

 

Amy Marie Wilkinson

 

Nai Merri

 

Kimberly Snyder

 

Mary Ann Cody

 

Tonya Velazquez

 

Amber McGrath

 

Brooke Scott

 

Sherri Kidwell

 

Debbie Gremlin

 

Bea Patrick

 

Kacie Rogers

 

April Ashcraft

 

Melissa White

 

Laura Del Robertson Dougherty

 

 

 

9/19/18

 

 

Kimberly Snyder

 

Ambreen Rouf

 

Kimberly Necolie

 

Susan Clarke Jette

 

Pamela Gonzalez

 

Crystal Dotson

 

Tonya Velazquez

 

Alexis Maureen

 

Lori Sexton Leal

 

Heather Marocco

 

Paula Johnson

 

Kelsey Polacek

 

Amy Chavis

 

Jade Good

 

Nancy Pfirrman Schools

 

Lynn Gibbs Gann

 

Naomi Whitlatch

 

Johanna Landsaw-Davis

 

Brandi K Chaney

 

Kathleen Marks

 

Geri Rus

 

 

 

 

9/20/18

 

 

Becky Hartman

 

Deborah Farris

 

April Ashcraft

 

Naomi Whitlatch

 

Brandi K Chaney

 

Rosanne Clark

 

Tracy Shafer

 

Dawn Raasch

 

Chrissy Kim

 

Anna Nichols

 

Geri Rus

 

Sheila Carvell

 

Brenda Hartwig

 

Amber Chandler

 

Stephanie Griffith

 

Ambreen Rouf

 

Stacy Nelson

 

Alisa Jones

 

Penny Fernandez

 

Don Redfield Jr.

 

Barbara Carter

 

Jenifer Garza

 

Vickie Gipson

 

Tiffany Greene Elliott

 

Shannon Rush

 

Sarah Harrison

 

Eleazar Ruiz

 

 

 

9/21/18

 

 

Patricia Oehlert Vazquez

 

Sandy Nevels

 

April Ashcraft

 

Brooke Scott

 

Chuck Derr

 

Mya Murphy

 

Marcy Coull

 

Vickie Gipson

 

Sarah Harrison

 

Terry Bellender

 

Alexis Maureen

 

Autumn Dansby

 

Mary Achio

 

Jessica Davis

 

Deborah Farris

 

Stevie Rosson

 

Jenifer Garza

 

Jill Nauyokas

 

Lori Capobianco

 

Tiffany Borek

 

Christy Hawkes

 

Diane Hamric

 

Becky Holland

 

Marilyn Wall

 

 

 

9/22/18

 

 

Jennifer Lee Clack

 

Vickie Gipson

 

Shannon Rush

 

Kendra Lynne Ramsey

 

Eva Biggs

 

Paula Johnson

 

Sheila Carvell

 

Jennifer Lang

 

Nicole Blaha

 

Tracy Shafer

 

Amber McGrath

 

April Ashcraft

 

Jill Nauyokas

 

Alison Giffune Paige

 

Kim Avery

 

Kelly Jo Franscisco

 

Amanda Brewer

 

Becky Hartman

 

Gina Taylor

 

Melissa Ann Stura-Bassett

 

Traci Anderson

 

 

 

9/23/18

 

 

Karen Brunet Moore

 

Vickie Gipson

 

Tonya Velazquez

 

Brittany Light

 

Nacole Patrick

 

Geri Rus

 

Deborah Farris

 

Morgan Alexandra

 

Kayla Clemons

 

Mya Murphy

 

Melissa Mae

 

Sheila Carvell

 

Tanya Holmes

 

Lauren Bradley

 

Nai Merri

 

Kimberly Snyder

 

Bea Patrick

 

Cheryl Reagin Burns

 

Sunney Michelle Johnson

 

Trish Hysell

 

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Be sure to watch both of our FaceBook pages for your chance to win and enter again next week, with questions posted daily on HealthInsurance4Everyone or at Health & Life Solutions, LLC!!

Remember that if you try your hand at answering the Trivia Question several days each week, your odds of winning the Sunday weekly drawing are much better. 

Also note that a number of the posted answers each day are from contestants who have forgotten to “Like” one of our pages, so their names WILL NOT be entered at the end week drawing for the gift card, giving our fans a better chance!

You may also find that if you “Like” BOTH of the business pages, you will receive faster notifications of the other players as they post their answers to compete with you!  

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3 months ago · by · Comments Off on Former Officer Sentenced To 15 Years In Jordan Edwards Shooting

Former Officer Sentenced To 15 Years In Jordan Edwards Shooting

 

 

 

 

 

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Former Balch Springs, TX police officer Roy Oliver, 38, was found guilty of murder in the shooting of Jordan Edwards, an unarmed teen who was a passenger in a car that had left a party.  Oliver was fired by the Balch Springs Police Department just days after the shooting for violating several departmental policies.  A Texas jury sentenced Oliver to 15 years in prison and imposed a $10,000 fine for the murder of the 15-year-old honor student.  The jury found Oliver not guilty on two counts of aggravated assault.

During the trial Oliver claimed that he fired at the car after seeing it move toward his partner, Officer Tyler Gross, and thought Gross’s life was in danger.  Officer Gross testified that he did not fear for his life and didn’t feel the need to fire his own weapon.  Oliver faced up to life in prison on the murder conviction.  Prosecutors were pushing for at least 60 years in prison, while defense argued for 20 years or less.  Oliver’s mother and wife asked for a lenient prison sentence.  His wife, Ingrid Llerena, testified that she’s concerned about their 3-year-old son, who is autistic, and the boy’s future without his father at home.

In April 2017, the police were responding to a call about a house party when they encountered Jordan, his brothers and his friends in their car, attempting to leave. The officers first claimed that the boys were “backing down the street toward officers in an aggressive manner,” before later retracting that statement and acknowledging that the teens had been driving away.

Police body cam video shows Oliver fired his assault rifle into the car carrying the five teenagers as they drove away from the officer, hitting Jordan in the head.  One of the car’s passengers says the officer never even ordered the boys to stop driving before opening fire. Edwards, was shot in the head as he was sitting in the front passenger seat of the car, along with his two brothers and two friends.

Jordan’s father Odell, said that his son Vidal, continued driving away so that no one else would be shot.  He stopped the car two blocks from the party and called his father while his two friends in the back seat called their parents.  “All I could hear was screaming and crying and the boys saying that police had just shot and killed Jordan.   Jordan Edwards was a freshman at Mesquite High School and a straight A student with a 4.0 GPA who played quarterback and receiver on the football team.  He lived in an upper middle class neighborhood in Balch Springs with his parents, two older brothers and younger sister.

Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson described Oliver as a “killer in blue” who violated his oath to protect citizens. Johnson said she wished Oliver’s sentence was much longer, but she respected the jury’s decision and realizes a guilty verdict for an officer is rare in police shootings. Charmaine Edwards said she would have preferred a sentence of 25 to 30 years for the killer of the stepson she raised.  “That was my exact thought: They gave a year for his age,” Edwards, said outside a Dallas County courtroom after the sentence was handed down.  “He can actually see life again after 15 years, and that’s not enough because Jordan can’t see life again.”

 

 

 

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Advocacy Group Launched After Teen Shot During Welfare Check

 

 

 

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An advocacy group, JOCO United- has recently launched by friends and supporters of the parents of a suicidal teen killed by police during a welfare check.  On Jan. 20, 2018, police were dispatched to the home of 17 year old John Albers at about 5:35 p.m. on a report that he was home alone and suicidal.  Albers had no criminal history but a history of mental health issues, was shot as he was backing the family’s minivan down the driveway by one of the first Overland Park officers to arrive at the home, Clayton Jenison.  Jenison resigned shortly after the shooting for personal reasons.  A month later, after a multi-jurisdictional investigation, Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe concluded the officer reasonably feared for his life, deeming the shooting justified.  Dashcam footage was released and shown at the press conference when Howe announced that no charges would be filed.

Howe and Overland Park Police Chief Frank Donchez said they thought the officer’s actions were not unreasonable and that investigators could not determine if Albers was killed by the first two shots or the subsequent shots.  The release of the video touched off intense debate among the public, especially parents wondering whether calling the police for help with mental health issues was even a safe option.  The video shows two different dashcam recordings of the shooting and begins with the view of a police vehicle as it drives toward the Albers home.  The Albers home comes into view and the family minivan is backing out of the garage into the driveway with Albers at the wheel.  Overland Park Police Officer Clayton Jenison stands to the rear of the van and shouts “Stop!” As the van continues, Jenison fires two shots at it.  The van pauses and then continues backing down the driveway past the police officer, making a U-turn in reverse back toward the house.  The officer shouts “Stop the car!” as another police vehicle pulls up to the entrance of the driveway.  Officer Jenison shoots at the van 11 more times and another officer runs toward the driveway. One of the officers shouts “Shots fired! Shots fired! ”  The van rolls forward into the street and one of the officers shouts “Stop! Stop, John, stop the car!” The van rolls across the street into a neighbor’s front yard as other officers run to the van.  One officer calls for medical assistance “Shots fired, He’s down, we need medical ASAP.”  An officer talks to Albers. “John, John, John, John. God damn it! Glove up, glove up!”  The officer continues talking to Albers. “John, are you all right? Ah, (expletive).

Another video, taken from a dash cam in a vehicle parked on the opposite side of the Albers home, begins before the shooting.  It shows the first two officers arrive first and walk up to the house.  One officer walks back down the driveway while Officer Jenison stays at the front of the house.  Jenison walks into the driveway as the garage door opens.  The van starts backing out of the garage toward the officer.  The officer shouts “Stop!” three times while stepping backward down the driveway and into the grass.  Officer Jenison pulls his gun, firing twice and the van briefly stops in the driveway.  The van continues backing down the driveway and the officer steps to his right to avoid the van. The van makes a U-Turn in reverse into the yard as another police vehicle pulls into the driveway.  Officer Jenison shouts “Stop the car!” and fires 11 more times at the van as it backs up through the yard toward the house.  As other officers run toward the van two officers walk away.  “Hey, deep breaths, man,” one officer says to Officer Jenison. “Deep breaths.  “Come here, buddy, come over here,” one officer says.  Jenison, who sounds obviously shaken says “I thought he was going to run me over, man.” Another officer answers, “I know.”

 

 

 

 

 

Many people were disturbed by the shooting and by the district attorney’s findings, said Mark Schmid of Overland Park, who helped found JOCO United.  “We want to bridge the divide standing between us and the city’s police and political leaders so we can work together.”  One goal is to improve how officers respond to people with mental illness or are in mental distress.  Steve and Sheila Albers told news outlets “People from all walks of life were devastated and shaken by such a senseless act and the exceedingly poor response.” Sheila Albers filed a lawsuit in April, suing the officer who shot her son and the city of Overland Park.  The court documents state that the officer “acted recklessly and deliberately” when he shot and killed Albers, who may not have known police were at his home and was “simply backing his mom’s minivan out of the family garage, Aavehicle passing a police officer does not give that officer an ongoing license to kill an unthreatening citizen.”   The lawsuit is pending.

 

 

 

 

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BodyCam Footage of Harith Augustus Shooting Released

 

 

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Violent protests erupted in Chicago after police officers shot and killed a 37-year-old African-American man on the South Side of Chicago. Harith Augustus was a well-known barber and the father of a 5-year-old daughter. Hundreds took to the streets to protest his killing.  Protesters and police clashed with protestors throwing rocks and bottles, some filled with urine at officers.  Four people were arrested, several officers were treated for minor injuries and two patrol cars were damaged.

The day after the protests, police released a 30 second clip with no sound of an officer’s body-cam footage.  Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said it was the quickest he had ever ordered such video released and that he hoped to dispel rumors Harith Augustus, 37, was unarmed.  He also said he hoped making the 30-second clip public would prevent another violent confrontation between residents and officers.  “The community needs some answers and they need them now, we can’t have another night like last night.”  Mr Johnson told reporters.  He said Mr Augustus’s family was in favor of releasing the video for the same reason.

The edited clip of body camera video shows at least three officers approaching Augustus as he is talking to another officer outside a store in the city’s South Shore neighborhood.  The first officer points at his waistband and Augustus backs away while reaching into his back pocket.  As Augustus pulls his wallet from his pocket, three officers try to grab his arms.  Augustus tries to get away, backing into a police cruiser as his shirt flies up, showing the gun.  The footage pauses and zooms in on the weapon, which police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said was done to ensure a semi-automatic handgun in its holster and two bullet magazines tucked into Mr Augustus’s waist could be seen clearly.

Augustus then runs into the street as a police SUV drives up. He spins away from the SUV and darts between the SUV and the police cruiser as he reaches towards his waist.  At that point, an officer opens fire, hitting Augustus multiple times.  Augustus did not fire his weapon and the footage does not show him pulling the gun out of its holster.  Police also released a 50-second, slow-motion clip showing Augustus reaching towards his waist. It was not clear if he was going for the weapon but it does appear he was grabbing for something at his waist.

Records show Augustus had a legal permit to carry a firearm and no recent arrest history. Augustus was known in the Grand Crossing neighborhood as “Snoop” — worked at a barbershop and had a five-year-old daughter.  A police spokesman said more videos will be released within 60 days but declined to say how many different angles exist or whether any of the officers’ cameras captured audio.

While the snippet of video released seems to have calmed some tensions, some pointed out that Augustus, a quiet man with only a few minor arrests from years ago, appeared to be trying to show the officers some sort of identification during the street stop, possible his firearm permit.  Experts on use of force have focused on how Augustus tried to evade arrest, twisting away from officers and fleeing into the street with his right hand hovering near his holstered gun.  The Civilian Office of Police Accountability, the city agency that investigates police-involved shootings, will try to determine if the officers followed policy and if any training issues need to be addressed.

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17 Dead After Duck Boat Capsizes in Branson MO

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On July 19th, seventeen people died after a Missouri duck boat capsized and sunk on Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri.  The boat, with 31 people aboard, sank around 7pm Thursday evening after it left for a ride on the lake that was hit by a thunderstorm generating near-hurricane strength winds.  Witnesses captured video of two of the Ride the Ducks vessels being tossed around by waves as they struggled to make it back to land, only one made it back safely.  One video shows water from the waves entering the craft before it capsized (rolled over onto its side) and then sank below the waves.  It is believed the boat sunk in 40 feet of water, rolling as it sank, before landing on its wheels in 80-feet-deep lake water.

Duck boats are amphibious vehicles equipped with wheels and propellers that can be driven on roadways or on water. With a push of a lever, the vehicle can switch from being wheel-driven to relying instead on the rear-mounted propeller. Originally built to transport troops during WWII, they are now popular in many tourist areas with large bodies of water.  The 17 victims in the tragedy ranged in age from 1 to 76 years with nine victims from the same family.  None of the victims were wearing life jackets when found.  There were life jackets on the boat but passengers weren’t required to wear them.

The National Transportation Safety Board recorded wind readings of 73 mph which were estimated to cause waves that rose to around 4 feet, with a possibility of 6-foot crests.  An investigation into the cause of the tragedy and why the Ride the Ducks boat entered the lake despite severe thunderstorm warnings for the area.  Branson is about 200 miles from Kansas City, and is considered a major family vacation destination.  The town was under a severe thunderstorm warning issued about half an hour before the boat capsized.

Tia Coleman and 10 of her relatives were on a family vacation from Indiana.  Her husband, her three children and five other members of her family died in the accident. Their names were: Angela, 45; Arya, 1; Belinda, 69; Ervin, 76; Evan, 7; Glenn, 40; Horace, 70; Maxwell, 2; and Reece, 9. Only Tia and her 13 year old nephew Donovan survived when the boat sank.  The other victims included the driver of the duck boat, Robert Williams, 73; Steve Smith, a retired teacher from Osceola, Arkansas, and his teenage son, Lance; William and Janice Bright, a married couple from Higginsville, Missouri; William Asher and his partner, Rosemarie Hamann from Missouri; and Leslie Dennison from Illinois.

Tia Coleman, one of the 14 survivors, said passengers were told there was a storm coming before the trip and that they would alter their route to tour the lake before the storm hit.  During an emotional interview from her hospital bed she said that the captain mentioned the life jackets before they went on the lake but said, “you won’t need them so we didn’t grab them, nobody did.”

She described the amphibious vessel being hit by waves and taking on some water.  She said that immediately after a large wave went over the vessel, they were plunged under water where she couldn’t see or hear anything but felt her head hitting the top of the craft.  Passengers were unable to make an immediate escape as the craft sank because the sides of the craft are windows with a canopy top.  Once the canopy top gave way, some were able to swim to the surface as the craft continued to sink in the murky later water.

Vacationers and employees of a nearby dining showboat immediately began throwing life preservers, and life rafts into the water.  Others jumped in and pulled people out of the water.  Several people nearby with medical training tried unsuccessfully to revive unresponsive victims.  Rescuers searched late into the night for survivors before calling it off due to poor visibility.  The searching resumed the next morning until the remaining victims were found.

 

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Thailand Soccer Team Rescued From Cave

 

 

 

In Thailand, rescuers raced to free 12 members of a youth soccer team and a coach who had been trapped in a flooded cave for nearly three weeks.  Divers found the teammates and coach alive, but had been unable to rescue them.  In the last 18 days, a local search for the missing 13 turned into a complex rescue operation, involving hundreds of experts who flew in from around the world to help in the rescue efforts.  The rescue has been a race to extract the boys and their coach ahead of monsoon rains that could haved flooded the cave completely.  Cave experts grappled with the problem of how to free the young, malnourished boys, some of whom couldn’t swim, from a flooded cavern as monsoon rains threatened to raise water levels even further.  The boys received a crash course in swimming and the use of SCUBA gear.

The final boy and his coach rescued Tuesday are still being treated at an on-site medical center, while three other boys have been transported to a nearby hospital where eight of their teammates are recuperating after being rescued Sunday and Monday.  Nineteen divers entered the cave at 10 a.m. local time Tuesday (11 p.m. Monday ET), many on their third mission in three days, with the aim of bringing everyone inside the cave out.  Tuesday’s rescue efforts took nine hours from the time the divers entered the cave to bringing out the boys and their coach.

Divers involved in the rescue described dangerous conditions involving fast-moving shallow water passing through very narrow passages. Poor visibility, razor sharp rocks and narrow passages made the rescue very tricky.  As rain threatened to hamper what was already a complicated rescue mission it became clear the boys were going to have to dive out  Officials scrambled to find full-face oxygen masks small enough to fit the boys and experts were sent in to teach them how to use scuba gear.

Two days before the first four boys were rescued, officials warned that oxygen levels within the cave had fallen to 15%.  The “optimal range” of oxygen needed in the air a person breathes in order to maintain normal function is between 19.5% and 23.5%.  Such low levels creates the risk of hypoxia, a condition that causes altitude sickness.

During the hours-long trip out of the cave, each boy was accompanied underwater by two divers helping them navigate the dark, murky water. The most dangerous part required the divers and boys to squeeze through a narrow, flooded channel. Rescuers had to hold the boys’ oxygen tanks in front of them and swim pencil-like through submerged holes. Once they completed this section, the boys were then handed over to separate, specialist rescue teams, who helped assist them through the remainder of the cave, much of which they can wade through.

All the boys rescued are being treated in an isolation ward in a Chiang Rai hospital. Medical officials told reporters that they’re healthy, fever-free, mentally fit and “seem to be in high spirits.”  They will remain in insolation until the risk of infection has passed.  Parents of the boys have been able to see their children through a glass window and talk to them on the phone. They’ll be allowed to enter the room if tests show the boys are free of infection.

The permanent secretary of the Thai Health Ministry, said the first group of boys taken out on Sunday were aged 14 to 16. Their body temperatures were very low when they emerged, and two are suspected of having lung inflammation.  The second group freed on Monday were aged 12 to 14.  Authorities will look for signs of Histoplasmosis, also known as “cave disease,” an infection caused by breathing in spores of a fungus often found in bird and bat droppings.  They are all likely to stay in hospital for seven days due to their weakened immune systems.

 

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Officer Charged in Antwon Rose Shooting

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral of Antwon Rose, a 17-year-old unarmed African-American high school senior who was shot and killed on June 19th by an East Pittsburgh police officer.  Rose was shot in the back as he was trying to flee a traffic stop by Police Officer Michael Rosfeld.  Officer Rosfeld came upon Antwon and another teenager, Zaijuan Hester, when he stopped a car they were riding in that had been seen leaving a drive-by shooting in the nearby town of North Braddock.  Zaijuan, 17, was charged in connection with that shooting.

Prosecutors in Pennsylvania have charged Officer Michael Rosfeld with criminal homicide for the fatal shooting.  The charge against Officer Rosfeld capped days of protests in the Pittsburgh area, and came two days after the funeral for Antwon at Woodland Hills Intermediate School, in Swissvale, Pa., where he was a rising senior.  Allegheny County district attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr., said that Officer Rosfeld had failed basic police procedures in the moments before Antwon was shot, gave statements to investigators that were contradicted by witnesses and had a troubling employment history with other police departments.  Zappala said he’d ask a jury to consider first-degree murder charges against Rosfeld, though the charge of criminal homicide opens the door for a possible conviction on lesser charges—including involuntary manslaughter. Rosfeld surrendered to authorities and was released after posting $250,000 bail.

Officer Rosfeld pulled over the Chevrolet Cruze that matched the description of a vehicle seen near an earlier drive-by shooting in North Braddock, in which a 22-year-old man was struck in the abdomen.  Without waiting for backup, Officer Rosfeld approached the driver’s side of the car and had the driver step out. As he was placing the driver in handcuffs, Antwon, who was sitting in the front passenger seat, and Zaijuan, who was in the back seat, jumped out.  Witnesses said Antwon flashed his hands in the air, showing that they were empty, and then turned to run away.

A video of the encounter posted on Facebook shows the teenagers running from police vehicles as three shots are fired, and Antwon falling to the ground.  Witnesses told the police that they heard Officer Rosfeld fire three shots — all of which hit Antwon. One struck the right side of his face, another hit his right elbow and a third, which was the fatal wound, hit his back and then struck a lung and his heart, an autopsy found.

Officer Rosfeld initially told investigators that Antwon had turned his hand toward him and was holding “something dark,” and that he thought it was a gun.  Yet when he was asked again about what had transpired, Officer Rosfeld said he did not see a gun.  According to the criminal complaint, “When confronted with this inconsistency, Rosfeld stated he saw something in the passenger’s hand but was not sure what it was.” “Officer Rosfeld stated that he was not certain if the individual who had his arm pointed at him was still pointing at him when he fired.”

An empty 9 millimeter magazine, which fit into a 9 millimeter pistol recovered under the car’s front passenger seat, was found in Antwon’s front right pocket. The pistol had been reported missing in Monroeville, Pa., that same day.

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Daily HI4E.org Trivia Contest Winners For The Week Ending: Sunday, July 1st, 2018.

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In an effort to broaden the company’s “social interaction” with our clients and FaceBook fans, Daily Trivia Questions are posted on both of our business pages. Here are the weekly standings for this past week, and the winner of the Sunday night Weekly Drawing for an AmEx gift card!        

Congratulations  – To this past week’s Trivia Contest Winner!!   Our latest contest winner for the weekly FaceBook HealthInsurance4Everyone/Health & Life Solutions, LLC Trivia Contest, drawn randomly by computer late Sunday evening, July 1st, 2018 was:

         

 

HUNTER COFFEYHUNTER COFFEY

Salton City,  CA

Winner Of A $25.00 AmEx Gift Card

 

Each day, fans who have “liked” either of our company FaceBook pages (HealthInsurance4Everyone  or Health & Life Solutions LLC) are able to test their skills with our Daily TRIVIA QUESTION.  The first 20 winners who post the correct answer to the TRIVIA QUESTION, will then get entered into the weekly drawing held late on Sunday evenings for a $25.00 Am Ex Gift Card.


Weekly Gift Card winners will be posted in our blog at this site.  Remember to become a FaceBook “fan” on either of our company pages to enter and post your answers. 

 

Here are the daily contestants from last week’s Trivia Contest that were entered into the Sunday drawing:

 

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6/25/18

 

 

Jill Nauyokas

 

Beth Embrey

 

Alisa Jones

 

Toi Minnifield

 

Kelsey Brooke Vinson

 

Suzie Mize Lockhart

 

Cassandra Berholtz

 

Beth Meemo

 

Sunney Michelle Johnson

 

Cyndi Jansheski

 

Brandi Kerr

 

Penny Fisher

 

Sheila Carvell

 

Sajida Hasham Salemohamed

 

Jodi Stevens

 

Marilyn Wall

 

Kellina Fernell Murphy

 

Ashley Agner

 

Trish Musgrave

 

Jenn Anthony

 

Tanya Holmes

 

 

 

6/26/18

 

 

Nacole Patrick

 

Ashley Agner

 

Jennifer Ramlet

 

Jenifer Garza

 

Priscilla Shimp

 

Jodi Stevens

 

Sheila Carvell

 

Brooke Scott

 

Brandy Marie Williams

 

Brandi Kerr

 

Ally Martiz

 

Patricia Oehlert Vazquez

 

Kathleen Marks

 

Bea Patrick

 

Alexandria Fields

 

Edward John

 

Tom Cavalli

 

April Ashcraft

 

Jennifer Cameron

 

Naomi Whitlatch

 

 

 

 

6/27/18         

 

 

Kristina Rosson

 

Jenifer Garza

 

Amanda Rosario

 

Tonya Velazquez

 

Ashley Agner

 

Tanya Holmes

 

Mary Mcmenamy

 

Naomi Whitlatch

 

Lauren Bradley

 

Sherri McQueen Gilstrap

 

Priscilla Shimp

 

Debbie Smith

 

Hunter Coffey

 

Audessa Vaught

 

Althea Thomas

 

Wilma Mast

 

Diane Hamric

 

Andrea Workman

 

Morgan Fam

 

Karen Bondehagen

 

 

 

6/28/18

 

 

Brittany Light

 

Marcy Coull

 

Samantha Brwn

 

Jenifer Garza

 

Kacie Rogers

 

Kelly Jo Francisco

 

Morgan Fam

 

Patricia Oehlert Vazquez

 

Ang Richards

 

Brooke Scott

 

Michelle Tyler Jeske

 

Jill Nauyokas

 

Jennifer Lee Clack

 

Dawn Raasch

 

Dustin Lawson

 

Andrea Workman

 

Trish Musgrave

 

Sherri Kidwell

 

Britta Brown Lawson

 

Karen Brunet Moore

 

Brandi K Chaney

 

Traci Anderson

 

Kim Avery

 

Dale Fish

 

April Ashcraft

 

Sandy K High

 

 

 

 

6/29/18

 

 

Anggie Marie

 

Brittany Light

 

Jenifer Garza

 

Jill Nauyokas

 

Tracey Smith

 

Kimberly Taylor Hall

 

Trish Musgrave

 

Tonya Velazquez

 

Kayla Clemons

 

Michelle Webb

 

Bre Kershaw

 

June Rivera

 

Sunney Michelle Johnson

 

Angela Janise

 

Diane Hamric

 

Nicole Blaha

 

Jennifer Cameron

 

Vinessa Vasquez

 

Annette Broxton

 

Melissa Ann Stura-Bassett

 

 

6/30/18

 

 

Trish Musgrave

 

Jill Nauyokas

 

Mary Mcmenamy

 

Deborah Farris

 

Lenis Abshire

 

Trish Hysell

 

Morgan Fam

 

Chrissy Kim

 

April Denise Council-Redmond

 

Melissa Ann Stura-Bassett

 

Kacie Rogers

 

Tonya Velazquez

 

Nicole Blaha

 

Jenifer Garza

 

Kim Avery

 

Diane Hamric

 

Jessica Miller

 

Tina Herrin

 

Mya Murphy

 

Debbie Gremlin

 

 

7/1/18

 

 

Sunney Michelle Johnson

 

 Jill Nauyokas

 

Trish Hysell

 

Heather Marocco

 

Amber Chandler

 

Kathleen Hickman

 

Summer July

 

April Ashcraft

 

Sheri Boydston

 

Pheobe Gerou

 

Karen Rimiller Presley

 

Suzie Mize Lockhart

 

Jennifer Kinner

 

Christy Martinez

 

Hunter Coffey

 

Brittany Light

 

Ashley Agner

 

Lenis Abshire

 

Brandi K Chaney

 

Alexis Maureen

 

Amy Marie Wilkinson

 

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Be sure to watch both of our FaceBook pages for your chance to win and enter again next week, with questions posted daily on HealthInsurance4Everyone or at Health & Life Solutions, LLC!!

Remember that if you try your hand at answering the Trivia Question several days each week, your odds of winning the Sunday weekly drawing are much better. 

Also note that a number of the posted answers each day are from contestants who have forgotten to “Like” one of our pages, so their names WILL NOT be entered at the end week drawing for the gift card, giving our fans a better chance!

You may also find that if you “Like” BOTH of the business pages, you will receive faster notifications of the other players as they post their answers to compete with you!  

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