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Man found not guilty of raping 3-year-old

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first_imgConway Gray walked out of the High Court a free man on Tuesday after a 12-member jury found him not guilty of raping a 3-year-old girl back in 2015.The ruling was handed down by Justice Jo Ann Barlow after he was found not guilty by 10 of the jurors.It is alleged that Gray, on June 19, 2015, raped the child. He was represented by Attorney-at-Law Maxwell McKay while the case was prosecuted by Seeta Bishundial.In giving the ruling, Justice Barlow told the accused that he was being given another chance and as such, should stay away from the court environment.Meanwhile, he advised the prosecution to continue to provide support for the victim since she is of age to understand what had transpired in court.last_img read more

Gorneault trying to crack outfield

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first_imgTEMPE, Ariz. – Of all the Angels’ candidates for a backup outfielder spot, Nick Gorneault brings the most power potential. The only problem is that Gorneault is the one without major-league experience. It leaves the 27-year-old with the prospect of spending a third full season at Triple-A Salt Lake unless he can jump Tommy Murphy and Reggie Willits on the depth chart. And even then it might not be enough. Getting in shape is the first step. Gorneault fractured his kneecap on a foul ball June 18 of last season, but missed only 25 days. The setback still showed in his numbers as he hit 15 home runs with 78 RBIs, a year after pounding 26 home runs at Salt Lake with a league-leading 108 RBI. He says that injury is well behind him, but now he must fight through some nagging leg problems. A sore quadriceps early in camp led to a sore Achilles tendon that Gorneault battled through enough to start in Tuesday’s intrasquad game. “Nick is a player that has made strides every year,” Scioscia said. “He was very raw when he came into professional baseball with terrific upside. He’s got big-time power, he can hit. He’s learned the game. He’s a guy who’s on our depth chart and we’re going to look at it closely.” Even though power sets him apart from the other outfield candidates, Gorneault is focused on an overall game. “The Angels stress that and they stress that in the minor leagues so that when guys come up to the big leagues they’re prepared,” Gorneault said. “I was once told that the only thing you can control in this game is how you prepare yourself, then you just go out there and play,” Gorneault said. “I’m not trying to outperform anybody, I’m just trying to take care of my game and do my thing and let the people who make decisions make decisions at the end of spring training.” center_img Ervin Santana will be limited to 30 pitches as the starter in today’s Cactus League opener against the Kansas City Royals at noon PST with the game to be broadcast on KSPN AM-710. Garret Anderson might not play in a Cactus League game until early next week as he continues to round himself into shape. Anderson struggled with a sore arch last season, an injury that started in spring training. Francisco Rodriguez (hamstring), Justin Speier (sore legs) and Scot Shields (shin) will not pitch in games until the weekend at the earliest as they overcome nagging injuries. doug.padilla@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2731 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Texas Child Agency Workers Visit Hundreds Of AtRisk Youths

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first_img Share Texas Department of Family & Protective ServicesTexas Department of Public Safety special agents have helped Child Protective Services workers check on hundreds of at-risk youths in a review demanded by legislators.CPS officials on Tuesday reported initial visits were completed with more than 400 children who as of Oct. 17 were deemed high risk for harm.Concerns were raised last week by members of a Texas Senate committee who ordered immediate in-person visits with children not yet seen by CPS investigators, amid a backlog. Staffers are required to see children between 24 and 72 hours after an abuse report.DPS officials say most visits happened in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Lubbock and El Paso.Department of Family and Protective Services Commissioner Hank Whitman seeks funding to add more than 800 staffers.Texas lawmakers convene in January.last_img read more