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Before the WNBA, Five Woman Rebels Went Pro in the WBL

When Dan Ayala was hired far from his assistant task under guys’s coach Jerry Tarkanian to take over the Lady Rebels program, he executed the very same style of play that had actually made the Runnin’ Rebels effective.

His Woman Rebels compiled a 109-23 record over five years, so it was no surprise when five of his players went professional.

Did we mention that Ayala’s very first year was the 1975-76 season, the 2nd year of the Lady Rebels’ existence? And some 22 years prior to the WNBA played its first game?

But in the fall of 1978, something new and bold was happening. Motivated in large part by the silver-medal success of the United States ladies’s basketball group in the sport’s debut at the 1976 Olympics, the very first pro females’s league formed. The Women’s Professional Basketball League took hold in eight cities, from New york city to Houston to Chicago.

Ayala’s young squads could hang with the leading programs in college hoops, making Woman Rebels hot commodities in the brand-new league. Liz Galloway, Debra Waddy-Rossow, and Janie Fincher went to the Chicago Hustle, Belinda Candler to the Houston Angels, and Janice Fuller to the Milwaukee Does.


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Police: Suspects delicately left murder scene before wild chase, shootout

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CITY POLICE A screen grab from a cops video reveals a scene from an officer’s pursuit of 2 suspects who fired repeatedly at police on July 11, 2018.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018|9:05 p.m.

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Once shooting took off just outside a vehicle wash bay in broad daylight, the set of slaying suspects were so casual about leaving that it gave witnesses in nearby companies time to exit, take a peek and determine the black Ford Exploration they repelled in.

That description– two hours later on July 11– resulted in a running shootout with dozens of exchanged rounds in between the suspects and City Authorities.

Body-camera video footage of the chase and gunfight, which left Fidel Miranda, 23, dead and Rene Nunez, 30, injured, has actually gathered nationwide attention.

The slaying that precipitated it might have been gang-related, inning accordance with authorities. Nunez, who is anticipated to recuperate, is accused of murder.

Officers were dispatched about 7:30 a.m. to the automobile wash in 1400 block of Eastern Avenue where they came across Thomas Romero Jr., who had actually been pumped with bullets, cops stated. He died at University Medical Center.

A minimum of 5 witnesses told police that the noise of gunfire directed their focus on the shooting scene, where they saw 2 suspects leave in a black SUV. Among them even explained among the suspects flexing to pick up something off the ground.

That same witness rushed to Romero, asking him if he knew who shot him. However “the victim shook his head as if to say no,” police said.

Video from the cars and truck wash revealed that and more. It captured Romero, Nunez and apparently Miranda, too, inning accordance with the report.

Romero was standing towards the back of the Exploration, which was being washed by Nunez, when among the suspects– possibly Miranda– approached him in a shooting stance and opened fire, authorities stated. Nunez also drew a gun, then spoke with the shooter before they strolled towards Romero who was lying still.

” Both Nunez and the unknown suspect appeared calm and walked at a regular pace,” police composed in the report. “The suspect bent over and removed an unknown things from the waist of Romero Jr. prior to returning back to the Expedition.”

The report also shed a couple of more information on the subsequent chase and shootout.

About Thirty Minutes after the preliminary shooting was reported, a Metro sergeant spotted the stolen Exploration on the road, which description was relayed over the radio, but lost it.

Throughout the chase around 9:30 a.m., Nunez, who was driving and shooting, accelerated well into the 70-mph range, authorities said. In the health center, he evaluated positive for methamphetamine.

Nunez, a convicted felon who was reserved in absentia at the Clark County Detention Center, is being hung on one count of murder, 3 counts each of tried murder and attack with a fatal weapon on a secured individual, and one count each of burglary, and possession, and bring a concealed weapon by a founded guilty felon.

Report: Suspect asked '' where are you from?' ' before North Las Vegas shooting

Hugo Lopez (L) and Fernando Corales (LVMPD)
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Fernando Corales (LVMPD)” border=” 0 “src=” /wp-content/uploads/2018/05/16735554_G.jpg” width= “180”/ > Hugo Lopez( L) and Fernando Corales( LVMPD). NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV( FOX5 )-. A suspect in a fatal North Las Vegas shooting asked the victim”

where are you from” before shooting him, according to an arrest report. The arrest report for Fernando Corales stated on April 29, three individuals, including the victim, went to a trailer park near Lake Mead Boulevard and Civic Center Drive to hang out with a “new associate.” When they got to the trailer, Corales went outside and spoke to the victim and asked him where he was from. The victim said “FTC.” Corales took out a weapon and fired at the victim, striking him as soon as in the chest.

The victim was taken to University Medical Center where he was noticable dead, police stated.

A 2nd suspect, Hugo Lopez, stated he was inside the trailer when he heard gunfire outside. He stated he believed someone had contended his brothers, so he went outside to check and fired at the victim as he ran away.

[RELATED: Suspects apprehended after man killed at celebration in North Las Vegas]

Corales claimed the victim “grabbed something” when he approached him so he shot him. Cops said Corales was “unable to explain the proclaimed gun held by the victim.”

Corales was reserved for murder with a deadly weapon and Lopez was reserved for attempted murder with a lethal weapon.

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Las Vegas police say suspects aimed to rob victim before Motel 6 murder

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –

Three people have been detained in a deadly shooting at an off-Strip Motel 6 last month, police said.

Police said the 2 guys and a lady planned to rob the victim, recognized as 38-year-old Tommie Burnside, Jr., when he was eliminated on April 9.

[RELATED: Victim recognized after fatal shooting at Motel 6 near Las Vegas Strip]

Melissa Espinoza, 28, checked into the Motel 6 near Dean Martin Drive and Tropicana Opportunity on April 4, according to cops records. Five days later on, she, 2 guys and a juvenile witness were seen on video surveillance making multiple journeys to and from the motel.

About 9 p.m., authorities said Espinoza and the two males, 23-year-old Nicholas Johnson and 18-year-old Damari Humphrey, met another guy on the residential or commercial property. They appeared to have a “lengthy discussion.”

Within the hour, the two men went to Burnside’s space where they said Johnson and Humphrey entered and a struggle took place. Witnesses informed cops Johnson shot Burnside a minimum of as soon as, according to a Las Vegas Metropolitan Authorities Department warrant.

Burnside was taken to University Medical Center and later died of his injuries.

After the shooting, police connected a light-colored Lincoln Navigator to Espinoza. The lorry was tracked by an active GPS device and was located the next day at Espinoza’s sweetheart’s house. The juvenile witness, who cops did not recognize, was seen in the automobile prior to it left the area.

Detectives were called by Espinoza on April 11, cops records show. She was informed authorities wished to speak to her, nevertheless she left the state that night.

Espinoza’s car was found by Los Angeles police the next morning, east of Pasadena. Espinoza was collared on an unassociated warrant and the juvenile witness was apprehended as she was listed as missing.

While in custody at a kids and family services center, the juvenile witness offered a statement to a counselor, then to cops. She recognized Johnson and Humphrey as “Scooby” and “Poppa Cee,” respectively, both allegedly members of the Rolling 60’s Crip gang.

She told authorities Burnside and his sibling, determined by police as Jo T. or “Loco,” were trying to hire her and Espinoza as street prostitutes. Throughout a discussion, among the siblings revealed them a large amount of loan.

Hours prior to the murder, the group decided to rob one or both of the Burnside siblings, police said. Throughout the battle, the witness said, Johnson beat Burnside with the hand holding a weapon, then when he was on the ground, Johnson shot him several times.

Espinoza, the witness and the 2 men fled on Dean Martin Drive after the shooting, driving versus traffic due to construction, the witness informed police.

She stated no money was recovered from the break-in. In custody in California, Espinoza told cops that there was no strategy to eliminate Burnside.

Espinoza, Johnson and Humphrey made a preliminary appearance in court last week and will face a preliminary hearing in Las Vegas on June 6. All three face the charges of conspiracy to dedicate break-in, tried burglary and murder.

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Chauffeur confesses to drinking, drugs before deadly 6-car crash on Las Vegas Boulevard

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –

The driver accuseded of DUI recently confessed to drinking two vodkas prior to the crash that killed a valley female on Las Vegas Boulevard, inning accordance with her arrest report.

Sarah Lee was held by a “citizen” after the April 12 crash up until cops got here, the report stated.

Lee admitted to being involved in a crash which she drank two vodkas at 4:30 a.m. An officer stated he might likewise smell alcohol on her breath that early morning. She stated she drank at Santa Fe Station but didn’t understand where she was and was puzzled about what happened on the scene. She also would not follow directions for screening for alcohol later, inning accordance with police.

[. RELATED: Police: 6-vehicle DUI crash eliminates 1, hurts 3 south of Las Vegas Strip]

The crash involving six automobiles left Donneka Harris of North Las Vegas dead and three others hurt on the morning of April 13, police stated.

Harris, 32, passed away of numerous blunt force injuries, according to the Clark County Coroner.

[RELATED: North Las Vegas female eliminated in 6-vehicle DUI crash recognized]

Las Vegas City authorities responded to reports of a multi-vehicle crash the crossway of Las Vegas Boulevard and Warm Springs Roadway at 10:05 a.m.

Lee had a hard time keeping her eyes open, saying she was in pain. The officer speaking with her acknowledged small scratches and bruises on her body, according to the report.

Authorities found old track marks and scarring on her arms, consistent with duplicated needle injection use. Lee confessed she was a former IV drug user, and last smoked heroin two days prior and was presently on suboxone to assist her get off heroin.

An Emergency Medical Technician informed the reporting officer that Lee admitted to doing heroin previously in the early morning, however Lee denied that. She was required to UMC, the report stated.

The 6 lorries involved include a black Mercedes, silver Lexus, red Ford, Chevy Malibu, gray Cadillac SUV and a blue Hyundai.

Victor Johnson stated he was working at a corner store at the corner of the crossway. He stated when he saw the crash, he ran out to help.

“I believe it’s a disaster,” Johnson said. “I dislike to hear anything like that. However it teaches you life is a blessing so make every day count for sure.”

He stated he likewise saw Lee aim to flee.

“I thought she was a pedestrian, crossing the street when she was leaving the scene,” he said. “I thought she was attempting to escape from the accident due to the fact that she was scared. Had I understood it was the individual driving the vehicle, I probably would’ve attempted to stop her myself.”

Nevada Highway Patrol, the company handling the traffic investigation, said a presumed impaired lady (Lee) was driving the Mercedes westbound on Warm Springs Road when she clipped the rear of the Lexus. She attempted to leave the scene by driving into the South Premium Outlet Mall car park.

NHP stated Lee drove back onto westbound Warm Springs Roadway and ran a traffic signal at the Las Vegas Boulevard intersection. She crashed into the Chevy Malibu which was taking a trip southbound on Las Vegas Boulevard. The crash also affected the Ford, Cadillac and the Hyundai that was stopped at a traffic signal in the eastbound Warm Springs lanes.

A trooper verified the chauffeur of the Malibu, Harris died at the scene.

The intersection was closed down in all directions pending the examination of the crash.

NHP said this was a lesson in protective driving.

“This is just one of those things, when you come through crossways in Las Vegas if you have a thumbs-up, it’s not a bad idea just to pump those brakes and give a look at those crossways,” NHP trooper Jason Buratczuk stated. “You never ever know exactly what’s coming through. All of us expect individuals to follow traffic laws, do the right thing. But often, you can have an impaired motorist, somebody not paying attention.”

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Woman stated she was upset with ‘drinking, another female’ before eliminating spouse

Police investigate a deadly shooting on March 26, 2018. (Luis Marquez/FOX5)
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title= “Cops investigate a lethal shooting on March 26, 2018.( Luis Marquez/FOX5)” border=” 0 “src=” /wp-content/uploads/2018/04/16396537_G.png” width=” 180 “/ > Police examine a deadly shooting on March 26, 2018.( Luis Marquez/FOX5 ). A 21-year-old woman is facing a murder charge after authorities stated she shot and eliminated her spouse before attempting to

eliminate herself. The female, Jennifer Yanez, shot her partner, Aaron Rivera, in the head following an argument in their apartment or condo near Arville Street and Twain Avenue on March 26, authorities stated.

Inning accordance with an authorities report, officers were contacted the following day by two roomies, Juan Villalobos and Andre Debrum, after they discovered the bodies in the bedroom of the house.

Debrum said he initially dismissed the gunfire, informing cops he didn’t believe they would be “that dumb.” He smoked a cigarette and went to sleep, the report stated. He and Villalobos found the victim and Yanez the next day on Villalobos’ lunch break.

[RELATED: Guy eliminated, lady hurt in tried murder-suicide in Las Vegas]

Debrum, in an interview with private investigators, stated the couple fought often and Yanez had formerly hit Rivera with a vacuum in Nov.

. He said Rivera was “calm and collective, open and an enjoyable guy,” while saying Yanez was “a bit different” and that she became a different person when she drank.

In the hospital on Monday, Yanez informed officers she was disturbed with Rivera’s drinking and having another relationship with a lady.

She was scheduled in absentia on a murder charge.

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Put safety before cash

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Psychological health workers are on the front lines and are had to protect all of us from the insane. But just recently it was reported that our school district has 17 employment opportunities for psychologists. The district is not offering an income high adequate to bring in these professionals. That’s exactly what’s ridiculous.

Rush of pot grows divides rural California before legal sales

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Noah Berger/ AP In this Sept. 29, 2017, image, a sheriff’s deputy compacts cannabis seized during a raid in unincorporated Calaveras County, Calif.

Friday, Nov. 24, 2017|10:33 a.m.

COPPEROPOLIS, Calif.– The four young men had simply started their marijuana harvest in rural Northern California when a lots sheriff’s deputies swooped in with weapons drawn, jailed them and invested the day chopping down 150 bushy plants with machetes.

“I could do this every day if I had the workers,” Calaveras County Constable Rick DiBasilio stated throughout the operation near the Sierra Nevada foothills town of Copperopolis, about 2 hours east of San Francisco.

Authorities this year have actually lowered close to 30,000 plants grown without authorizations in a county that is reconsidering its embrace of cannabis cultivation ahead of statewide legalization.

“There are just so a number of them,” the sheriff said of the illegal farms. “It’s nonstop.”

Cannabis has actually deeply divided financially strapped Calaveras County, amongst lots of where growers are progressively open about their operations and are starting to trespass on communities.

DiBasilio estimates the county– population 44,000 and about the size of Rhode Island– has more than 1,000 prohibited farms in addition to the hundreds with licenses or in the procedure of acquiring them. The influx has caused a reaction among citizens and caused the ouster of some leaders who approved cannabis cultivation.

Pot farmers operating lawfully, meanwhile, state they are helping the local economy and have actually threatened to take legal action against over attempts to stop them.

California is set to issue licenses in January to grow, transportation and sell weed for leisure functions, almost 20 years after the state initially authorized the drug’s usage with a physician’s suggestion.

Farmers can lawfully grow cannabis for recreational consumption next year however are needed to obtain a local permit before obtaining a state license, which has triggered a boom in pot-friendly counties.

Calaveras County legislated medical marijuana growing last year, seeking to tax the numerous farms that appeared in the region after a 2015 wildfire destroyed more than 500 homes.

County authorities anticipated to receive about 250 applications by the 2016 due date. They got 770. About 200 applications have been authorized, a similar number turned down, and the others are still being processed.

The sheriff gets a few of the almost $10 million in charges and taxes paid by legal farmers to crack down on unlawful grows, a number of which the department has actually mapped from the air.

The brand-new pot farms have actually brought a bustling market that consists of the noises of generators, bright lights illuminating gardens at night, water trucks kicking up dust on their way to grows, the distinct odor of cannabis, and tents, trailers and other short-term real estate for migrant workers.

Local hardware stores’ gardening areas are now stocked with pot farming products.

Law enforcement authorities say they have actually robbed farms where they have actually found pesticides that are banned in the U.S.

“It has actually altered our lifestyle,” said Costs McManus, head of a company looking for to prohibit marijuana in Calaveras County. “The environmental impacts are godawful.”

To the north, even the legendary pot-growing capital called the Emerald Triangle has actually been thrown into political turmoil as more farmers started a business ahead of legalization.

The California Growers Association estimates about 3,500 farmers in Humboldt, Mendocino and Trinity counties have gotten local permits and will be in a position to get state licenses. An extra 29,000 farmers there have not troubled with the paperwork, according to the group.

Mendocino County Constable Tom Allman complained that regional laws permitting growing are too “mild” and bring in violent criminal activity, including a farmworker’s current homicide.

In Siskiyou County, leaders stated a state of emergency situation and called on Gov. Jerry Brown to assist with an influx of marijuana farmers, who have actually snatched up affordable land even though pot growing is unlawful there. Two growers were jailed and charged with offering Constable Jon Lopey $1 million to leave their farms alone.

“That’s all you need to know about the type of loan involved,” Lopey said. “This isn’t really confined to the state. There’s a big market beyond California they are supplying.”

In Calaveras County, voters in January changed 4 of the five supervisors who voted to legislate cannabis. The brand-new bulk has actually pledged to repeal legalization and institute a stringent restriction. However an official vote has actually been postponed numerous times amidst dangers of lawsuits from farmers.

“A lot of this is a cultural war,” grower Beth Witke stated. “I’m sick of being demoralized by the ban advocates.”

Witke and other farmers argue they develop good-paying jobs for young adults who otherwise would leave the county for the San Francisco Bay Area. She is amongst a handful of growers who ran silently in Calaveras County for years, brought in by the area’s environment and proximity to the Bay Area.

But the devastating 2015 wildfire assisted launch the county’s green rush. The fire leveled neighborhoods and wooded locations, turning them into attractive farmland. Previous house owners offered their flattened lots to outdoors growers equipped with money and betting the county would provide authorizations to grow.

Mark Bolger got the first permit. He stated a ban would drive out him and his dozen workers.

“I’m aiming to do the right thing,” Bolger stated. “However the very first guy through the door constantly gets shot.”

The sheriff stated he’s concentrated on farmers who have actually never gotten a permit or who grow regardless of a declined application. This year, he has robbed about 40 farms and seized near 30,000 plants.

In late September, deputies robbed 2 farms that share a waterline west of Copperopolis and got rid of more than 300 plants. Three of the 4 farmers arrested were new arrivals from Minnesota. All four tended to another plot deputies raided in August.

They were mentioned and launched. Among them– Ryu Lee, 22, of Redding– told deputies taking him to prison that he would return despite whether a restriction was enacted.

“I’ll see you next year,” Lee stated.

Household look for missing Las Vegas female day before Thanksgiving

Mistrell Dillahunty, 29, has been missing since Saturday, her family said. Mistrell Dillahunty, 29, has been missing given that Saturday, her household stated.

Mistrell Dillahunty, 29, has actually been missing since Saturday, her family stated.( FOX5)- Instead of getting ready for the Thanksgiving vacation, Debbie Bayless stated she was searching frantically for her 29-year-old child, Mistrell Dillahunty.

” She simply wouldn’t do us like this,” Bayless said. “It’s not like her.”

Bayless said she had not spoken with her child for four days.

According to City authorities, Dillahunty was last seen on monitoring video around 11:30 p.m. Saturday at the Cosmopolitan Hotel.

” We existed to go to,” Bayless said. “We did a little shopping, went to the dining establishments and even did a little betting.”

Bayless said eventually in the evening, she fulfilled a boy from Atlanta that she eventually introduced her daughter to.

According to Bayless, the pair struck it off and hung out at a hotel bar up until 3:30 a.m. then went to the Westin together where the guy was remaining. Dillahunty was last seen at the Westin Sunday early morning, inning accordance with authorities. Her automobile lay at the Cosmopolitan.

” We just like her a lot,” Bayless said. “We just want her back home.”

Bayless stated she’s consulted with the male Misty was last seen with which the guy is working together with police.

Anybody with information on Misty’s location, is asked to call City cops at 702-828-3111.

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