Suspect Arrested, Charged in Missing Child Investigation

May 12, 2019
Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the disappearance of a child reportedly abducted about 9 p.m. on Saturday (May 4).

The suspect, Derion Vence (b/m, 26), is charged with tampering with evidence in the 180th State District Court.  He is the step-father of missing 4-year-old Maleah Davis.  A photo of suspect Vence is not available at this time.  

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J. Horn, Detective K. McDonald and Officer J. Escobar reported:

Suspect Vence reported to police that on May 4, he was en route to George Bush Intercontinental Airport when he heard a sound that made him think his silver Nissan Altima had a flat tire.  He pulled over on the Eastex Freeway (North U.S. Highway 59) near Greens Road.  Vence told police Maleah was then taken by three Hispanic males in their 30s, driving a 2010 blue Chevrolet crew cab pickup truck.  Due to injuries he said he suffered during the abduction, he reportedly lost consciousness for about 24 hours, regaining it on Sunday (May 5).  He said he found himself on foot in Sugar Land and walked to Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital for treatment.  He then reported Maleah missing.

Although Vence reported his silver Nissan Altima was taken in the abduction, surveillance video showed someone in that Nissan Altima dropped Vence off at the Methodist Sugar Land Hospital on May 5.

Also, blood evidence obtained from Vence’s apartment has been linked to Maleah.  Vence was also observed carrying a full laundry basket from the apartment.  

On Thursday, Vence’s silver Nissan Altima was recovered in Missouri City, Texas.  The laundry basket was found in the trunk of the Nissan along with a gas can.

Today (Saturday, May 11), members of the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force arrested Vence without incident at a relative’s home in Sugar Land.

Anyone with information on this case, the whereabouts of Maleah Davis, or who knows who sold the gas can (pictured below) to Vence is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Any/all updates on this story will be disseminated on our HPD Twitt
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San Antonio boxer Mario Barrios brings undefeated record, KO streak to Fox

May 12, 2019
By John Whisler – www.expressnews.com (San Antonio, TX)
Undefeated super lightweight contender Mario Barrios has fought in some of the nation’s greatest venues on high-profile cards.
Now the 23-year-old San Antonio boxer, riding a streak of seven straight knockouts, is set to perform on arguably the biggest stage of his career when he takes on Juan Jose Velasco (20-1, 12 KOs) of Argentina on Saturday night (7 p.m.) at the EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Va. Like all of Barrios’ fights, the bout will be televised. What’s different now is that this will be his first fight televised on Fox. Fox, which signed a four-year deal with Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions series in September that would pay out more than $60 million annually, has been averaging nearly 1.6 million viewers in its five events so far with an available audience of 120 million. That’s a lot of eyeballs. Barrios has fought on Fox Sports 1 but never on Fox. “Nothing compares to the exposure you get on Fox,” said Barrios (23-0, 15 KOs), who has been training in the Bay Area for the past six weeks. “I’m excited to give the fans back home in San Antonio the opportunity to see me fight on the national stage.” The 10-round Barrios-Velasco fight will be part of a card headlined by unified and undefeated IBF and WBA super welterweight champion Jarrett Hurd (23-0, 16 KOs) defending his titles against Julian Williams (26-1-1, 16 KOs). The high-water mark in terms of viewership for PBC on Fox came Jan. 26 when a card headlined by Keith Thurman vs. Josesito Lopez at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., averaged 1.98 million viewers and peaked at 2.8 million. As part of the deal, Fox will air 10 marquee fight cards annually plus another 12 on FS1 and Fox Deportes. Perhaps more significantly, it marks the return of boxing to free, mainstream TV. PBC is high on Barrios’ future. “It won’t be long before he’s headlining his own show,” PBC spokesman Tim Smith said. “He has a fan-friendly style. And you got to love the way he’s made his way through all these divisions. The sky’s the limit for him. He has a lot of talent and personality. We just got to get him in a big show in San Antonio. “He’s been one of our busiest young guys. We’re real high on him.” A victory over Velasco would move Barrios a step closer to fighting for a world title.The WBA 140-pound champion is Regis Prograis (24-0, 20 KOs) of Houston. Prograis is coming off a sixth-round TKO of Kiryl Relikh (23-3, 19 KOs) of Belarus on April 27 in Lafayette, La. Barrios in ranked No. 1 by the WBA. In July, Prograis handed Velasco his only loss, an eighth-round TKO in New Orleans. “This is going to be a good measuring stick for Mario,” said Barrios’ manager, Luis de Cubas Jr. “(Velasco) gave Prograis one of his toughest fights.” “Everyone will compare what I do against Velasco with what Prograis did,” Barrios said. “That’s just part of the game. I’m going into this fight with bad intentions, with the goal to end the fight early.” De Cubas said he thinks Barrios, who began his pro career at 122 pounds, is continuing to grow and likely will wind up in the 147-pound welterweight division, long considered one of the glamour divisions of the sport. Currently it boasts such marquee names as Thurman, Manny Pacquiao, Shawn Porter, Errol Spence Jr., Terence Crawford, Danny Garcia and Amir Khan, among others.DeCubas wants to get Barrios a title at 140 first, however. Barrios just wants to keep winning. “Everyone can see I have the talent to be one of greats,” he said. “The spotlight is on me like never before so I have to be on my game at all times.” If he pulls it off, it’ll likely be the first of many appearances on Fox.   Continue Reading…
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City of Houston Activates Emergency Operations Center in Response to Potential for Severe Weather

May 12, 2019

HOUSTON – To monitor this week’s potential for severe weather, including street flooding, the City of Houston Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has activated the City’s Emergency Operations Center to Level III, Increased Readiness.

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the Houston region through 7 p.m. Saturday, May 11. Forecasted estimated rainfall totals are about 5 to 8 inches widespread, with isolated areas with 9 to 12 inches possible through the weekend.

Various City departments have been preparing for the potential of severe weather this week. This includes pre-staging barricades and high-water vehicles throughout Houston.

Houston OEM is maintaining contact with the National Weather Service and Harris County Flood Control District as additional storms approach Houston and begin impacting the area. OEM is also coordinating response activities and situational awareness with City departments and partner agencies.

In addition, the City of Houston has activated a Joint Information Center (JIC) to manage public information related to this week’s weather and the City’s response. JIC staff will provide weather updates and public safety messaging via AlertHoustonwww.houstonemergency.org, and OEM’s social media accounts: NextdoorTwitter,Facebook, and Instagram.

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Former UFC welterweight champions rematch in Minneapolis

May 6, 2019

FEATURED BOUTS:

(#1) JUSSIER FORMIGA vs. (#2) JOSEPH BENAVIDEZ

(#12) DEMIAN MAIA vs. ANTHONY ROCCO MARTIN

UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN®: WOODLEY vs. LAWLER 2

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Las Vegas – UFC® returns to Minneapolis for the first time in almost seven years with an action-packed card headlined by a thrilling rematch between former welterweight champions, as No. 1 ranked contender

Tyron Woodley takes on No. 10 Robbie Lawler. No.1 ranked flyweight contender Jussier Formiga looks to even the score against No. 2 Joseph Benavidez.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN®: WOODLEY vs. LAWLER 2 will air live from Target Center exclusively on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 29, with prelims kicking off at 6 p.m. ET. Doors open at 5 p.m. ET. All UFC live events on ESPN will also be available in English and Spanish.

A decorated grappler with heavy hands, Woodley (19-4-1, fighting out of St. Louis, Mo.) dethroned Lawler via first-round knockout in July 2016, before holding the welterweight championship for more than two years. During his reign, he compiled successful title defenses against Stephen Thompson, Demian Maia and Darren Till. Woodley now looks to deliver another dominant performance and work his way back to a title shot.

A dangerous KO artist, Lawler (28-13 1NC, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.) first captured the championship against Johny Hendricks in late 2014. Lawler then went on to have epic title defenses against Rory MacDonald and Carlos Condit. Lawler has also netted wins over Donald Cerrone, Matt Brown and Josh Koscheck during his career. He now hopes to score a measure of revenge against Woodley to re-assert himself as a title threat.

A black belt in both Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and judo, Formiga (23-5, fighting out of Natal, Brazil) aims to avenge a 2013 loss to Benavidez. A perennial contender, he has delivered spectacular victories against Sergio Pettis, Ben Nguyen, Dustin Ortiz and Wilson Reis. He now hopes to push his win streak to four fights and secure his first UFC title shot.

A two-time title challenger, Benavidez (27-5, fighting out of Las Cruces, N.M.) has remained a top contender in the flyweight division since its inception in 2012. A talented grappler with KO power, Benavidez has picked up impressive wins over current champion Henry Cejudo, Alex Perez, Tim Elliott and Dustin Ortiz (twice). He is now ready to stop Formiga a second time to earn another crack at the belt.

Announced bouts on the card include:

  • Former welterweight title challenger and No. 12 ranked contender Demian Maia (26-9, fighting out of Sao Paulo, Brazil) looks to stop surging Anthony Rocco Martin (16-4, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.)
  • Minnesota heavyweight Maurice Greene (7-3, fighting out of St. Cloud, Minn.) looks to continue his hot streak against battle-tested Junior Albini (14-5, fighting out of Paranagua, Parana, Brazil)
  • In an exciting lightweight bout, Drew Dober (20-9, fighting out of Denver, Colo.) takes on Marco Polo Reyes (8-6, fighting out of Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico)
  • Undefeated Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series signee Alonzo Menifield(8-0, fighting out of Dallas, Tex.) meets submission ace Paul Craig (11-3, fighting out of Coatbridge, Scotland)
  • Chas Skelly (17-3, fighting out of Arlington, Tex.) meets Jordan Griffin (17-6, fighting out of Milwaukee, Wisc.) in a clash of featherweight standouts
  • Undefeated newcomer Roman Dolidze (6-0, fighting out of Odessa, Ukraine) squares off with Vinicius Moreira (9-2, fighting out of Brasilia, Brazil)
  • Highly-touted light heavyweight prospect Dalcha Lungiambula (9-1, fighting out of Cape Town, South Africa) debuts against talented striker Justin Ledet (9-2 1NC, fighting out of Rosharon, Tex.)

For the latest information on additional bouts for this event, please visit www.ufc.com. All bouts live and subject to change.

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En el día internacional del trabajo la clase obrera inmigrante pide una reforma migratoria

May 2, 2019

Bereavision TV Los Angeles, CA.- Al rededor de 3mil personas salieron a marchar desde McArthur Park hasta el centro de Los Angeles. Esta marcha fue convocada por La Coalición Primero de Mayo compuesta por más de 70 organizaciones y sindicatos que asistieron a la protesta con el tema de LA People Power.

Mario Cabrera Director de Comunicaciones de Chirla señalo que este día se honran las contribuciones de los trabajadores en Los Estados Unidos y añadió que la marcha también es para no quitar el dedo del renglón sobre los temas de la lucha por los derechos de los inmigrantes, el trato equitativo a las mujeres, mejores programas de salud y mejor educación para los estudiantes.

Entre las voces de los organizadores entrevistamos a:

Diana Escamilla Organizador en Chirla dijo que las cosas han cambiado ya no estamos en la resistencia.

Pablo Alvarado Co-director de la red de Jornaleros y Jornaleras asistieron a honrar la labor de los trabajadores inmigrantes.

Loyda Alvarado Vocalista de la banda Los Jornaleros del Norte.

Teresa Borden Vocera de Chirla dijo estamos aqui por solidaridad.

Angelica Salas Directora Ejecutiva de CHIRLA nos habló del tema de la marcha El poder del Pueblo de Los Angeles.

La Coalición Primero de Mayo promovió los siguientes temas a lo largo de la ruta de casi tres millas:

  1. Celebrar las victorias de los trabajadores y su derecho a organizarse en sindicatos
  2. Todas las personas deben ser contadas en el Censo 2020
  3. Ganarse el sustento es un derecho humano
  4. Alto a todas las formas de persecución en contra de los inmigrantes
  5. Derechos para que todas las personas puedan votar en elecciones municipales.

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