Dr. George Tiller, who remained one of the nation’s few providers of late-term abortions despite decades of protests and attacks, was shot and killed Sunday in a church where he was serving as an usher.
The gunman fled, but a 51-year-old suspect was arrested some 170 miles away in suburban Kansas City three hours after the shooting, Wichita Deputy Police Chief Tom Stolz said.
Long a focus of national anti-abortion groups, including a summer-long protest in 1991, Tiller was shot in the foyer of Reformation Lutheran Church, Stolz said. Tiller’s attorney, Dan Monnat, said Tiller’s wife, Jeanne, was in the choir at the time.
Johnson County sheriff’s spokesman Tom Erickson said Scott Roeder was the man whose car was stopped on Interstate 35 on Sunday, about three hours after the shooting of George Tiller.
Earlier in the day, Wichita police said the suspect was a 51-year-old man from Merriam, Kan., but they refused to identify him by name.
Roeder has not been charged in the slaying, but he was expected to be taken to Wichita for questioning.
STOP BY AND KEEP A SMALL BUSINESS GOING!
If you’re on the north end of Houston and your car needs a quick wash then you may want to stop by Wet Wet car wash. It was just opened by Michael Washington. He says he has the best rates in
EVERYONE IS GOING TO THE RED BOX!
I usually buy my movies because I know if I rent by the time they’re returned I could have purchased the release. But because I wanted three cheesy horror movies I decided to rent from the Red Box at my local McDonald’s. When I got the movies it was a quick in and out. When I returned the movies 7 days later there was a long line. I had no idea so many people used the vending machine. I actually had to wait about 15 minutes before it was my turn to return the movies. Who knew it was so popular. Have you ever rented from the Red Box and what was your experience?
HOLSUM HONEY BUN AND A STRAWBERRY COLD DRINK!
As a kid I used to love going to the corner store before school. I’d load up on candy and a soft drink. While I was in Acres Home I saw a store that brought back those memories. It’s called Rose store. It’s located on W. Little York. It had everything I used to buy before heading to McKinley Middle Magnet each day. They had Now & Later candy, pickles, Slim Jims, and who could forget Kool Aid. This story had every flavor under the rainbow. The only thing I didn’t see was my ultimate favorite after school and that’s a Holsum honey bun and Faygo Strawberry soday. Back in Louisiana I’d actually say Faygo strawberry ‘cold drink’. What were your favorite snacks to take to school and after school?
Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and representatives of the Office of Emergency Management and the Federal Communications Commission will meet with the news media Monday afternoon to discuss updates in the way Harris County and its residents need to prepare for this year’s hurricane season, which begins June 1.
Emmett, who returned Thursday from a two-day Hurricane & Severe Weather Summit in College Station sponsored by the Governor’s Division of Emergency Management, will brief the media on a range of preparations and responses the county will implement to prepare for this hurricane season, which ends Nov. 30.
“Although forecasters with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have projected a near-normal season for 2009, those of us who live along the Texas Gulf Coast know it only takes one hurricane to create a disaster,” Emmett said. “A recent poll showed that 55 percent of those living in hurricane-prone areas had no family disaster plan. While it’s true that we can’t control the weather, we can – and we must – prepare for it.”
A man is arrested and charged with two felonies including the assault of a deputy constable, according to the Office of Harris County Constable Precinct 6.
Goldie Lamark Jones, 31, was arrested Thursday at the 3300 block of Green Street in northeast Houston after fighting with a Precinct 6 deputy constable.
The deputy constable said he observed Jones taking part in a drug transaction before following him into a convenience store where he tried to arrest the man.
Jones was taken into custody after a confrontation with the deputy constable.
In addition to a charge of assault on a public servant, which is classified as a third degree felony, Jones also faces a charge of possession of a controlled substance, also a felony offense.
Jones has an arrest record dating back to 1996 which includes marijuana possession, burglary and weapon possession charges. He was placed on parole in 2007 for one of the drug possession charges.
I did a quick scan of Google Analytics Thursday night to see where our readers are coming from here on the Insite. I was impressed at the number of countries we’re reaching. Some of it could be mainly military folk or computer servers in strange places but I’m sure it’s more than just that. There are people all over the world reading the blog. And I say we because without the readers and your ideas this site would be super boring. Thanks again!
Where are they coming from:
1. United States
3. United Kingdom
17. Hong Kong
18. Puerto Rico
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