Day: January 16, 2015

Jazmin’s parents request mercy for 88 year old driver

The parents of a 12-year-old girl, Jazmin Hernandez who was struck and killed by a SUV requested to not serve any jail time for the elderly driver of the vehicle. Eighty-eight-year-old Dwight L. Moody of Delight entered a guilty plea to a misdemeanor charge of negligent homicide in Pike County Circuit Court.

The accident occurred in October near Salem on Highway 27 between Kirby and Glenwood as Hernandez was exiting a school bus to return home from school. Moody hit and killed Hernandez while driving past a stopped school bus. Pike County Prosecuting Attorney Bryan Chesshir said the bus…

Asa Hutchinson is Arkansas’ new governor

Hutchinson was sworn in January 13rd, 2015 as Arkansas’ 46th governor and four other new state constitutional officers along with two were re-elected in November. They each took the oath of office. The swearing-in ceremonies were administered by The Honorable Jim Hannah, Chief Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court.

Governor Asa Hutchinson gave his inaugural address at noon from the steps of the Capitol. Hutchinson called on Arkansas a state with natural beauty, a rich history and unbounded promise. “I am humbled by the opportunity and the responsibility that you, the people of…

Cristiano Ronaldo wins Ballon d’Or 2014

Cristiano Ronaldo is officially the world’s best player beat Lionel Messi to the Ballon d’Or for the second successive year at a FIFA ceremony. The 29-year-old was voted best player in the world ahead of the Argentine and Barcelona forward, of the German international goalkeeper from Bayern Munich, Manuel Neuer, at FIFA ceremony held in Zurich, Switzerland.

Ronaldo received the most votes from a panel made up of captains and coaches of national teams and a selection of the world’s media. “I would like to thank all of those who voted for me,” Ronaldo said after receiving the award. The…

Golden Globes 2015: Big wins for Latinos

At the72nd annual Golden Globe Awards last Sunday night showed Latinos in TV and films who scored awards at the Globes like Mexican writer/director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, won the Best Screenplay for “Birdman,” and “Jane The Virgin” star Gina Rodriguez, who proudly and humbly won her first-ever Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a TV series, Musical or Comedy.

While both speeches were memorable, one especially turned on the waterworks, Rodriguez’s touching words thanking her bosses, cast members, culture and most importantly her family tore on our heartstrings. “This award is…

Influenza activity is elevated nationwide

In most U.S. states reported an influenza widespread activity, with influenza A (H3N2) viruses most common. H3N2-predominant flu seasons have been associated with more hospitalizations and deaths in older people and young children in the past.

In addition, approximately two-thirds of H3N2 viruses that have been tested at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are antigenically or genetically different from the H3N2 vaccine virus. This difference suggests that vaccine effectiveness may be reduced this season. High hospitalization rates are being observed similar to what was…