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7 Tour de France Rookies You Should Know

Outdoor Outside Magazine

You've heard of Ineos’s Egan Bernal, a possible Tour winner, but don't miss these other fantastic talents—both men and women
'If Egan Bernal does manage to take the Tour de France this year (and he’s a fashionable pick for many pundits), he’ll be the third-youngest winner in the event’s history. But he’s far from the only young phenom in the race. Here are five more riders, all in their first Tour de France, plus two La Course racers, who you should keep an eye on for future greatness. Guilio Ciccone Age: 24 \t Team: Trek-Segafredo A talented climber, Ciccone  is in his first season as a WorldTour racer, but he spent several years on the second-division Bardiani team in Italy, winning a stage of the Giro d’Italia in his first-ever outing in that race. He added another victory this year, plus the secondary-jersey competition for the race’s best climber. Many times, a rider who does the Giro is a little past peak fitness for the Tour. It’s impossible to hold top form that long, and for young riders in particular, the strain of two three-week Grand Tours in a season is significant. But so far, Ciccone’s showing no signs of fatigue. On Stage 6, the first mountain stage, he jumped into the day’s main breakaway, narrowly missing a stage win on the summit finish. But the consolation prize—the yellow jersey of race leader (fastest total time across all stages)—is a career achievement for any rider. He wore it for two days before Julian Alaphilippe stole it off his back with an aggressive ride on Stage 8, and he held the white jersey of the race’s best rider under 25 for another two. What’s more, Ciccone’s overall-classification trajectory is encouraging: in four Giros, he went DNF, 95th, 40th, and, this year, 16th overall. There’s likely better yet to come. Kasper Asgreen Age: 22 \t Team: Deceuninck–Quick-Step Unlike Ciccone, Asgreen  doesn’t have sterling finishes here at the Tour. Outside of a third place in the team time trial, his best placing is 33rd, on Stage 1. But don’t overlook the tall Danish powerhouse. No, literally, don’t, because you’ll see him at the front of the race for much of each day. His Deceuninck–Quick-Step team is having a fantastic Tour so far, with stage-winner and current yellow-jersey-holder Alaphilippe and another stage win by sprinter Elia Viviani. As a result, Asgreen has been spending most of the week at the front of the peloton. He got a day or so off after a wicked crash late in Stage 3 snapped his bike in half and left him beat up, but since then, he’s been back at work, dragging the pack around to bring back breakaways and set up his team leaders for wins. Asgreen is only in his first full season on the WorldTour, but already his own results are turning heads. He was second overall at last spring’s Tour of Flanders, one of cycling’s five Monuments and a race of such length (166 miles)   and difficulty that it’s impossible to get a fluke result: if you podium there, you’re good. He followed that up with a stage win at the Tour of California and a win at the Danish national time-trial championships. He’s not a rider who will win the Tour, but if you like the one-day classics like Flanders, he’s one to watch. Laurens de Plus Age: 23 \t Team: Jumbo-Visma A talented climber and all-arounder, De Plus is the seventh-youngest rider in the Tour. But the young Belgian talent is also already in his fourth WorldTour season and fourth Grand Tour. His team, Jumbo-Visma, which has stockpiled top talent, thinks so highly of him that it sent him to Giro d’Italia to support Primoz Roglic’s bid for victory and the Tour in service of Stephen Kruiswijk. The Giro didn’t end well for him, with a first-week DNF from illness. But in his first attempt there, in 2017, he finished 24th overall. De Plus doesn’t have a solo win as a pro (although he’s been a part of several team-time-trial stage winners, including Stage 2 of this year’s Tour). But if you look back at his past results, you see a clear talent, with wins and top finishes in key stage races for under-23 riders, like the Tour de l’Avenir, the so-called Tour de France for young riders. Jumbo-Visma excels at developing riders: besides Roglic, the team has helped produce top field sprinter Dylan Groenewegen, who won Stage 7, and is also home to two young Americans, Neilsen Powless and Sepp Kuss. Enric Mas Age: 24 \t Team: Deceuninck–Quick-Step Maybe the most intriguing young rider at the Tour besides Bernal is Mas , a Spanish climber on a Belgian team. Mas is in his third year on the WorldTour and drew notice with a stunning sophomore season that included a stage win at the highly regarded Tour of the Basque Country and second overall at the Vuelta España, the third of the Grand Tours. While he’s done well in a few time trials, Mas is not a specialist in the discipline like a Chris Froome or Tom Dumoulin. But his excellent ride in a late time trial at last year’s Vuelta suggests that he does have a gift for recovery, which you absolutely need to be a Grand Tours racer. Better recovery means that, as the race goes on, you become better relative to your competition, which means you do better in those crucial final-week time trials. That’s what we saw in his Vuelta results last year, where he not only climbed well but turned in that top-ten finish in the Stage 16 time trial. Mas is under the radar at the Tour so far, partly because his team isn’t here to contend for the overall, and partly because it’s so stocked with other talent that he can fade into the background. But that might be to his advantage if he’s among the elite climbers in week three and gunning for a stage win or a podium placing. Wout van Aert Age: 24 \t Team: Jumbo-Visma Even though Van Aert is in his first year on the WorldTour, it’s hard to call him an undiscovered talent. After all, in cyclocross, he’s already a three-time world champion. But even in his first full road season at the sport’s highest level, he’s turned in impressive results. Despite racing a full slate of cyclocross events over the winter, Van Aert showed little sign of fatigue in the spring, promptly ripping off a series of top finishes in prestigious races like Milan–San Remo, a monstrous, 181-mile ordeal that is one of cycling’s most prized crowns. Then he won back-to-back stages at June’s Criterium du Dauphine, a key Tour tune-up. More to the point, it’s what he won there and how: first, the Stage 4 time trial, beating out 2017 world time-trial champion and Giro d’Italia winner Dumoulin. The next day, he dusted a few top sprinters to win a field sprint in Stage 5. So far at the Tour, he narrowly lost one sprint (Stage 5) to the peerless Peter Sagan. Then, in Monday’s Stage 10, he got revenge by stomping Sagan and three of the world’s best sprinters for the victory. He also spent four days in the white jersey of the race’s best-placed young rider. Not bad for a guy who’s just getting the feel of this Tour de France stuff. Two Rising Women Stars You Should Know Friday also marks the running of La Course, the one-day women’s race that Tour organizers put on alongside the men’s event. While it’s nice that women get a showcase race paired to the biggest men’s race in the world, the Amaury Sport Organisation has historically been aloof about developing women’s stage racing (compared to the recently concluded, ten-stage women’s Giro d’Italia, or Giro Rosa). That said, it’s worth waking up early to watch the 75-mile circuit around the city of Pau, which starts at 4 A.M. EST . The favorites will be a mix of all-around riders like Annemiek van Vleuten, who took a dominating win at the Giro Rosa, current world champion Anna van der Breggen, and the legendary Marianne Vos , who won four stages at the Giro, plus fast finishers who can climb, like Elisa Longo Borghini and Lucinda Brand. Here are two other rising young stars you should keep an eye on. Katarzyna Niewiadoma racing in Italy in July 2019 (Luc Claessen/Getty) Katarzyna “Kasia” Niewiadoma Age: 24 \t Team: Canyon-SRAM Niewiadoma  has been racing pro since she was just 18, so she’s already got tons of experience despite being only 24. She’s a versatile racer who thrives on difficult courses, with top finishes in one-day classics (she won the women’s Amstel Gold Race last spring and was sixth at last year’s La Course) and stage races alike. After Canyon-SRAM won the opening team time trial at the 2019 Giro Rosa, she held the leader’s jersey until Stage 5 and finished fifth overall. Just prior to that, she won a stage and the best climber competition and finished second overall at the Ovo Energy Women’s Tour. Niewiadoma’s hallmark in both one-day and stage races is an aggressive, almost improvisational racing style. She’s not afraid to take risks and come up short in search of the win. She normally favors hilly stages and races, and La Course this year doesn’t quite fit that; it’s five circuits totalling 75 kilometers, peppered with short, moderately steep climbs. Still, we’d be totally unsurprised to see her make one (or several) of her trademark spontaneous attacks, and she’ll likely be one of the race’s key animators.  Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig Age: 23 \t Team: Bigla Pro Cycling Cycling fans have been predicting great things for Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig for several years now (like Niewadoma, she’s been racing pro since she was 18). The Danish rider’s big breakthrough came in 2017, when she notched several top finishes in stage races, including best young rider at the Giro Rosa. Her 2018 campaign was uncharacteristically light on results. (“The spring campaign did not go great, to put it mildly,” she said .) But there was a surprising culprit: an infected wisdom tooth. She had it removed in June, and then promptly won the Danish national time-trial championship and ripped off a string of top-five results to end the season. While Uttrup Ludwig has solid stage-racing chops, she may be best known as a one-day classics-style racer, which makes her ideally suited for La Course. Last year she attacked on the second-to-last climb and was caught just shy of the final summit by Van Vleuten and Van der Breggen, the two biggest stars of women’s racing right now (she ultimately finished fourth overall). This year’s La Course route may not be quite as selective as the 2018 edition, but we’d still expect Uttrup Ludwig to be in the thick of things. Whatever happens, don’t miss her postrace interviews. At both La Course last year and after her third-place finish this spring at the women’s Tour of Flanders , her honest, emotional, often hilarious answers to questions are one of the best things about racing, men’s or women’s.'

California man drowns in Oregon trying to help daughter

News The Mercury News

Authorities say a California man drowned in a river south of Portland, Oregon, as he tried to help his 12-year-old daughter who appeared to be in distress.
'Associated Press LYONS, Ore. — Authorities say a California man drowned in a river south of Portland, Oregon, as he tried to help his 12-year-old daughter who appeared to be in distress. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office says emergency crews responded to a report of a swimmer who had gone underwater in the Santiam River at about 2:10 p.m. Thursday. Authorities say people nearby had gotten 29-year-old Baltazar Tellovelasco of Oxnard, California, out of the water by the time emergency responders arrived. Related Articles \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\tHit-and-runs are rising, and we decided to investigate. Here’s how we did it.\t\t \t\t\t \t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\tSan Jose bicyclist killed Monday morning identified\t\t \t\t\t \t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\tBay Area Army veteran drowns at Lake Tahoe\t\t \t\t\t \t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\tDangerous Kern River’s death toll continues\t\t \t\t\t \t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\tGas main break in San Bruno; PG&E on site\t\t \t\t\t \t Authorities say efforts to resuscitate Tellovelasco were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Deputies say Tellovelasco had gone into the water to assist his daughter. She was able to make it out safely.'

California man drowns in Oregon trying to help daughter

News East Bay Times

Authorities say a California man drowned in a river south of Portland, Oregon, as he tried to help his 12-year-old daughter who appeared to be in distress.
'Associated Press LYONS, Ore. — Authorities say a California man drowned in a river south of Portland, Oregon, as he tried to help his 12-year-old daughter who appeared to be in distress. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office says emergency crews responded to a report of a swimmer who had gone underwater in the Santiam River at about 2:10 p.m. Thursday. Authorities say people nearby had gotten 29-year-old Baltazar Tellovelasco of Oxnard, California, out of the water by the time emergency responders arrived. Related Articles \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\tHit-and-runs are rising, and we decided to investigate. Here’s how we did it.\t\t \t\t\t \t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\tBay Area Army veteran drowns at Lake Tahoe\t\t \t\t\t \t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\tDangerous Kern River’s death toll continues\t\t \t\t\t \t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\tAntioch: Fatal crash as car slams into tree\t\t \t\t\t \t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\tAt least 10 dead in Mumbai building collapse\t\t \t\t\t \t Authorities say efforts to resuscitate Tellovelasco were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Deputies say Tellovelasco had gone into the water to assist his daughter. She was able to make it out safely.'

Embattled Rep. Duncan Hunter Ordered to Remove Marine Corps Insignia From His Campaign Mailers

Hunting KTLA

Embattled Rep. Duncan Hunter is complying with a request from the U.S. Marine Corps to remove their official military insignia from campaign materials, Hunter’s campaign said Thursday. “Congressman Hunter’s campaign immediately complied and is
'Embattled Rep. Duncan Hunter is complying with a request from the U.S. Marine Corps to remove their official military insignia from campaign materials, Hunter’s campaign said Thursday. “Congressman Hunter’s campaign immediately complied and is taking all appropriate measures to ensure this matter is addressed appropriately and thoroughly,” spokesman Mike Harrison said, adding that “it is personally disappointing” to Hunter, a former Marine who served three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, that he can no longer use the Marine Corps motto or image. Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Fugler said the Marines’ eagle, globe and anchor logo is protected by federal law and can’t be used in relation with any political activities. Hunter, a California Republican, is facing trial in federal court in September for allegedly  using campaign funds  to pay for expensive vacations, bar tabs, fine dining and routine household items like tuition and school lunches. His wife, Margaret Hunter,  recently struck a plea deal with prosecutors , admitting that she and her husband used the campaign credit card for personal items. The congressman has denied wrongdoing and has repaid more than $60,000 to the Federal Election Commission for charges he said were erroneously put on the campaign credit card. In recent court filings, prosecutors also alleged he used campaign funds to  finance extramarital affairs , which he denies. He generated controversy in recent months while  defending a Navy SEAL  accused of killing a wounded enemy combatant in his custody in May 2017 after he and his fellow SEALS administered medical aid. While discussing that case, Hunter said that as an artillery officer,  his unit “killed probably hundreds of civilians”  during his 2004 tour in Fallujah, Iraq. In an interview with CNN, he clarified that he never intentionally targeted civilians,  but said he was describing the reality of war , calling it a “byproduct of combat.” An early supporter of President Donald Trump who serves in one of the most conservative districts in California, Hunter beat Ammar Campa-Najjar last fall in a campaign criticized for what many viewed as a  brazenly anti-Muslim message . Campa-Najjar, a Christian who is the son of a Mexican-American mother and Palestinian father, said in a statement Thursday that Hunter’s campaign mailers “were so dishonorable and discrediting that they drew the attention of the United States Marine Corps, prompting the branch to issue a cease-and-desist order.” “The Congressman’s lies don’t reflect the position of the United States Marine Corps anymore than his conduct reflects the character of our district. We deserve better,” said Campa-Najjar, who is looking to challenge Hunter again in 2020. Hunter is also expected to face a robust crop of Republican challengers in 2020.  Republican Larry Wilske , a retired Navy SEAL, officially announced his candidacy in March, along with Temecula Mayor Matt Rahn and El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells, who mounted a challenge for Hunter’s seat in 2018.'

Eric Garner Protesters Arrested Outside Gracie Mansion, De Blasio’s Calls For Patience Refused

Law and Order CBS New York

Crowds gathered at Gracie Mansion on the Upper East Side, two days after it was announced no federal charges would be filed against the NYPD officer accused of using a chokehold on Garner
'NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Five people were arrested for disorderly conduct in a protest involving the death of Eric Garner. Crowds gathered at Gracie Mansion on the Upper East Side, two days after it was announced no federal charges would be filed against the NYPD officer accused of using a chokehold on Garner – allegedly leading to his death. Chants of “fire Pantaleo” rang out from the loud protesters, led by Garner’s mother. They were calling for Mayor de Blasio to fire Officer Daniel Panteleo for his action during the arrest of Garner five years ago on Staten Island. Garner had been seen on surveillance video arguing and resisting officers arresting him for illegally selling untaxed and loose cigarettes outside of a local store. Mayor de Blasio met with Garner’s family, along with Rev. Al Sharpton. The mayor said in a statement “we did our best to explain the exact steps ahead, leading to the final resolution of the NYPD process next month… a process that will be fair and impartial.” A short time later, Garner’s daughter shot back at the mayor’s decision to allow the NYPD to decide Pantaleo’s fate now that criminal charges have been ruled out. Emerald Snipes said in her own statement “the mayor expressed his position and I found it unacceptable. Nothing is going to stop us from continuing to protest.”'

Man arrested on suspicion of assault with deadly weapon at Haas School of Business

Law and Order The Daily Californian

Man arrested on suspicion of assault with deadly weapon at Haas School of Business According to the UCPD crime log for Wednesday, a man was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon on the second floor of the Haas Business School and was taken to
'Man arrested on suspicion of assault with deadly weapon at Haas School of Business Mikaela Raphael/File According to the UCPD crime log for Wednesday, a man was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on the second floor of the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and was taken to Santa Rita Jail. The man, 36-year-old Andrew Kushibiki, entered an open seating area at the business school just before 1:39 p.m. Wednesday, according to an email from UCPD spokesperson Sgt. Nicolas Hernandez. According to the email, Kushibiki confronted the victim unprovoked and accused him of being a Russian spy, knocking his papers from the table onto the ground. Kushibiki “attacked” the victim for about five minutes and brandished a chair at him. Witnesses called UCPD and, according to the email, held Kushibiki down until officers came and took him into custody. Sabrina Dong is the executive news editor. Contact her at sdong@dailycal.org and follow her on Twitter at @Sabrina_Dong_ . The Daily Californian'

After mistaken abatement notices, Humboldt County adjusts cannabis enforcement

Law and Order Times-Standard

After a number of Humboldt County residents received notices to stop growing cannabis, they scrambled to prove that they didn’t — and they were successful. Following their efforts, the county has adjusted its system of sending out abatement notices
'After a number of Humboldt County residents received notices to stop growing cannabis , they scrambled to prove that they didn’t — and they were successful. Following their efforts, the county has adjusted its system of sending out abatement notices to people suspected of cultivating cannabis without their permits. The abatement notices still carry threats of $10,000-a-day fines after a 10-day period, but the issuing field official now has the authority to examine the property and retract the notice right away. The county’s Planning and Building department is also shifting attention away from abatement and toward helping growers attempting to become compliant, said John Ford, the department’s director. “We refined a lot of things,” Ford said. “We want to make sure that when we do post a notice, it is truly someone who has been engaged in cultivation.” In the past fiscal year, the county still received more than $3.5 million in abatement revenue, an increase from the first two years of the legal era. The fiscal year ran from July 1, 2018 until June 30, 2019. In over two weeks since then, the county has received a few thousand dollars. Ford said the county sent out 50 abatement notices over the past month, but large-scale enforcement efforts will begin to trend downward, he said. “Frankly, one of the things we’re doing is refocusing a little bit,” he said. “What we’re seeing is there aren’t many of the large, egregious grows outside of the permit system.” Abatement revenue goes into the county’s general fund. As of November 2018, the county had received $1.2 million in abatement revenue through the entire legal era. It had billed an additional $1 million that remained unpaid. Ford couldn’t elaborate Thursday how much money is yet to come in from growers who haven’t yet responded. The county continues to track for suspected non-compliant grows with a satellite mapping software. Enforcement ramped up by 700% in 2018. Meanwhile, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office stirred drug-war era anxiety earlier this month when low-flying National Guard helicopters circled the southern parts of the county in an effort to crack down on the “illicit” marijuana industry. Farmer Tom O’Gorman, one of the Willow Creek farmers mistakenly sent an abatement notice last month, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Shomik Mukherjee can be reached at 707-441-0504. Related Articles \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\tHumboldt County threatened cannabis fines. They were growing peaches and tomatoes.\t\t \t\t\t \t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\tCannabis code enforcement up 700% in 2018, brought in $2 million for Humboldt County'

Stream Iggy Azalea’s Album ‘In My Defense’

Celebrities Rap-Up

Five years since the release of her debut album The New Classic, Iggy Azalea is back with In My Defense. The project, her first since going independent, marks a return to her mixtape roots. Leading up to the release, Iggy dropped several tracks and
'Five years since the release of her debut album The New Classic , Iggy Azalea is back with In My Defense . The project, her first since going independent, marks a return to her mixtape roots. Leading up to the release, Iggy dropped several tracks and visuals including “Sally Walker,” “Started,” and “Just Wanna.” The 12-track set, which she describes as “aggressive but fun and high energy,” also features appearances from Lil Yachty (“Hoemita”), Kash Doll (“F**k It Up”), Stini (“Big Bag”), and Juicy J (“Freak of the Week”). Speaking with Nick Cannon on Power 106 , the Aussie rapper opened up about the title. “When you’re a person that’s in the spotlight, a lot of the times just your day-to-day life is you defending yourself, especially on the internet,” she said. “So for me this album is just, In My Defense , if I had a platform to say everything that I wanted to say, this is what I would say in the conversation.” Iggy will celebrate the album’s release with a show in Los Angeles on Friday (July 19) and New York (July 24). Stream In My Defense below.'

Senate sets vote on fund for victims of 9/11

Career and Work The Columbian

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate will vote Tuesday on a bipartisan bill to ensure a victims’ compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday.
'WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate will vote Tuesday on a bipartisan bill to ensure a victims’ compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday. The announcement came after Democratic Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer, both of New York, reached an agreement with Republican Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Rand Paul of Kentucky to bring up the bill with two amendments sponsored by the GOP senators. Paul and Lee had been blocking a vote. Paul was concerned about its effect on the deficit, while Lee wanted to ensure the fund has proper oversight in place to prevent fraud and abuse. The bill would extend though 2092 a fund created after the 2001 attacks, essentially making the fund permanent. The $7.4 billion fund is rapidly being depleted, and administrators recently cut benefit payments by up to 70 percent. The Congressional Budget Office estimates the House-passed bill would result in about $10.2 billion in additional compensation payments over 10 years.'

Rapper YG’s home searched in connection with murder investigation

Movies fox5sandiego.com

Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies searched the Hollywood Hills home of rapper YG in connection with a deputy-involved shooting that caused a bystander's death, authorities said Thursday.
'LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies searched the Hollywood Hills home of rapper YG in connection with a deputy-involved shooting that caused a bystander's death, authorities said Thursday. YG, whose name is Keenon Jackson, was not at the home when the warrant was executed but several people were detained, the sheriff's office said. One person, 29-year-old Tyquan Williams, was arrested on a weapons charge, the sherrif's office said. He is being held on $25,000 bail. There is no warrant for the rapper's arrest, authorities said. Police patrol outside the leased Hollywood Hills house of Rapper YG, after sheriff's homicide bureau detectives served a search warrant in connection with a deadly shootout that took place earlier this month in Compton, California on July 18, 2019. - The rapper YG was not at home during the search but police continued to monitor the house after several journalists made claims of assault by occupants of the house after the raid. (MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images) A 2018 black Cadillac Escalade registered to the rapper was chased by deputies and shots were fired from the vehicle on July 3 in Compton, according to the sheriff's office. A man was found dead on a street corner after the chase, authorities said. Two days after the shooting, YG posted on social media: \'I was nowhere near the scene of this incident, I was in Hollywood recording in the studio all day. I was there until after midnight on the 4th of July and didn't learn of these events until after they happened!\' The rapper's representatives did not respond to a CNN request for comment on Thursday. \'Detectives are exhausting all investigative efforts to the tragic incident in which 65-year-old Ricky Starks was killed,\' the sherrif's office said. Before the shooting, deputies pursued a driver suspected of reckless driving and driving under the influence, the sheriff's office said in an earlier new release. Authorities said someone in \'the pursued black Cadillac Escalade opened fire on the deputies with a high power assault rifle.\' A second deputy-involved shooting occurred at another point during the pursuit, the sheriff's office said. A suspect in the passenger side of the Escalade \'fired several shots\' at a sheriff's department helicopter, which was also following the SUV, the sheriff's office said. The suspects abandoned the Escalade and ran away. One person was taken into custody. Authorities are searching for at least one more suspect. A weapon was not recovered from the Escalade. Starks was found at the street corner with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene. It was unknown if Starks was shot by the suspect in the fleeing Escalade or caught in the crossfire from the deputy-involved shooting, the sheriff's office said. YG became an outspoken critic of then-Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump in 2016. In the lead-up to his second studio album, \'Still Brazy,\' the California rapper dropped a single called \'FDT,\' a song whose title is made up of the GOP nominee's initials and an expletive. The Compton rapper also recorded with the late Nipsey Hussle , who was killed in April.'

Local women remember haunting interactions with suspected child killer

Law and Order kplr11.com

ST. LOUIS – They worked for a dangerous sexual predator and suspected killer in the middle of his crime spree. But as teen girls, they didn’t know the danger they faced. In 1997, Earl Cox was leading an online child porn ring while escaping scrutiny
'ST. LOUIS – They worked for a dangerous sexual predator and suspected killer in the middle of his crime spree. But as teen girls, they didn't know the danger they faced. In 1997, Earl Cox was leading an online child porn ring while escaping scrutiny for a child kidnapping and murder that police believe he committed. Jessica Mills was 17. Cox picked her out of a crowd to work for him. “A lot of emotions come through; like, ‘How did I not know that’s such a dangerous man?’ ‘How is he in Ferguson just streets away from me?’” Mills said. Cox lived on South Dade. He was a convicted child predator at the time. Police now believe he was the one who kidnapped, raped, and murdered 9-year-old Angie Housman, just four years before hiring Mills. “My skin is crawling just thinking about it,” Mills said. She first met Cox at an old Hardee’s on South Florissant. Mills had just gotten a summer job there when she said Cox told her he could pay her three times more. “He asked me one day did I want to make more money? Well, I was trying to get a car at that time so I was like, ‘Sure, what do you do?’ (He said) ‘It’s siding.’ I’m like, ‘Okay, I’ve never done that.’ He said, ‘That’s easy, I’ll teach ya.’” The job seemed unusual, hang siding at apartments on Lindbergh and New Halls Ferry. But the money was so good Mills even recruited her friend, Kathleen Duncan, to work for him too. “It gives me chills and it makes me feel bad that we didn`t notice the extent of his creepiness,” Duncan said. She was also 17; a junior at McCluer High School. She remembers one other girl they worked with, who was only 14. “It was a little bit unusual but I think we kinda looked at it like, ‘Oh, we can work just like the men can and we can make a lot of cash doing that,’” Duncan said. Even the name of his siding business was creepy. They remember it was called Arousal Exteriors. Duncan said Cox was always asking if they'd come to his house after work. She’d always decline. Mills' experience was even stranger. “One day he said that we need to wash the siding. I said, ‘Ok, no problem.’ Well, it was hot and I’m wearing shorts and he grabs a rag and starts wiping my legs down with it and I was like, ‘Oh, that’s not right.’” Mills said Cox offered to get her into modeling. “(He told me I) could wear a swimming suit if I wanted. I’m not wearing a swimsuit but to the pool and most definitely not to a job,” she said. Mills said while this was happening, Cox was filming female workers on ladders. “He said he was just filming the progress of the apartment complex,” she said. “He offered that we could come over to his house and watch the video.” It was so unnerving she called police to say something was off. Mills said two officers interviewed her and “…said they did know about him. They’d had complaints. He is a known pedophile. So shortly after – there’s no reason for me to work for somebody like that, so I just quit.” It was hard to forget the vibes she felt 22 years ago, especially something she overheard heard Cox’s brother tell him privately. She remembered his brother saying, “You’re getting in too far and it’s going to happen again. You better be careful.” “That is the exact conversation I remembered after seeing his mug shot. Was he talking about Angie Housman?” Mills said. Meanwhile, detectives continue looking for new leads and connections to Earl Cox, even after his indictment for Housman's murder. He's due back in court in September.'