Mission man in jail after pinning Prairie Village officer to tree with car Sunday

first_imgA Prairie Village police car appeared to have collided with the suspect’s vehicle following the early morning Sunday arrest as investigators canvassed the area. The chase ended in front of Belinder Elementary school.Edward Daniel Brown, 31, of Mission remains in Johnson County Jail this morning after being arrested early Sunday on charges of aggravated battery to a law enforcement officer and bodily harm with a motorized vehicle after striking a Prairie Village police officer with his car.Police had stopped the vehicle in the 7400 block of Belinder Avenue when an officer spotted what appeared to be drug paraphernalia. When a backup unit arrived on the scene, the officer asked the driver, who was alone, to step out of the vehicle. Instead, the driver backed the vehicle up, striking an officer and pinning him against a tree. The officer in the backup unit then opened fire on the vehicle.The driver then fled the scene only to be stopped and arrested by police after a short chase that went into Kansas City, Mo., before veering back into Prairie Village.Capt. Wes Lovett said he could not comment on how many rounds were fired or where the officer was aiming until he has reviewed dashboard camera footage of the incident, which he intends to do Monday morning.Brown faced charges of felony drug possession, theft and fleeing a police officer in October 2013. In 2011, he faced charges of domestic battery with no priors and criminal deprivation of property.last_img read more

Children’s Lies Are a Sign of Cognitive Progress

first_imgThe Wall Street Journal:Child-rearing trends might seem to blow with the wind, but most adults would agree that preschool children who have learned to talk shouldn’t lie. But learning to lie, it turns out, is an important part of learning in general—and something to consider apart from fibbing’s ethical implications.The ability to bend the truth is a developmental milestone, much like walking and talking. Research led by Kang Lee, a psychology professor at the University of Toronto, shows that lying begins early in precocious children. Among verbal 2-year-olds, 30% try to pull the wool over their parents’ eyes at some point. At age 3, 50% regularly try it. Fibbing is common among 80% of 4-year-olds and is seen in nearly all healthy 5- to 7-year-olds.Read the whole story: The Wall Street Journal More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

South Sudan minister resigns, declares loyalty to exiled rebel leader Riek…

first_imgA South Sudanese minister on Friday resigned from his post and declared his allegiance to the opposition, becoming the second high-level resignation this week in the war-ravaged nation.Lieutenant General Gabriel Duop Nam, the minister of labour, sent a one-page letter saying he would join the rebel faction led by exiled rebel leader Riek Machar.Duop was appointed labour minister in August 2016 by First Vice President Taban Deng having been appointed by Machar, serving as Minister of Interior from April-July 2016.According to Reuters, the authenticity of the letter was reaffirmed by two rebel spokesmen. The government spokesman however declined to comment.South Sudan has been at war since December 2013, when President Salva Kiir accused his then deputy Riek Machar of plotting to overthrow his government. Machar denied the claims but then went on to mobilize a rebel force to fight the government.A peace deal signed in 2015 has continually been violated by both sides, with the UN warning that if an intervention is not carried out soon, the world’s youngest nation might slide into full genocide.last_img read more

Chelsea youngsters lose to Spurs at the Bridge

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Chelsea’s development side lost 2-1 to 10-man Tottenham at Stamford Bridge on Friday evening.Spurs captain Christian Maghoma was red-carded in the first half for pulling back Daishawn Redan as the Dutch youngster raced through on goal.When Josh Grant headed the home side ahead from Charlie Colkett’s cross midway through the second half, the young Blues seemed to be heading for victory.AdChoices广告But they were behind seven minutes later after Keanan Bennetts twice scored with free-kicks.Callum Hudson-Odoi (pictured), on as a substitute, went close to equalising for Chelsea. Embed from Getty Imagescenter_img See also:Drinkwater ‘having an unlucky season’ at ChelseaConte ‘not interested’ in reports Sarri has been lined up by ChelseaChristensen was tired, says ConteConte not preparing for next season amid speculation over his futureBenitez admits Kenedy could be out of Newcastle’s reachlast_img read more