Two standouts for quarterback through nine practices at Virginia Tech
There’s been an awful lot learned about the new Virginia Tech squad during spring practice. But a position group we haven’t heard a lot about is the quarterbacks. Quarterback coach Brad Glenn said the room started with six, now been narrowed down to about four, with South Carolina transfer Jason Brown and Marshall transfer Grant Wells leading the way through nine practices.
Man convicted of 7 dog torture-killings eligible for parole
The Nevada Department of Corrections originally calculated that Jason Brown, 32, would not have a chance for parole until 2025 but now says that was legally incorrect under Nevada law because his crimes involved dogs, not people, the Reno Gazette Journal reported. “Animals are treated as personal property under Nevada law,” department spokesman Bill Quenga said, adding that a designation of violence according to the law can only be made when the victim is human. Reclassifying Brown from a violent to a nonviolent offender meant that credits, such as good behavior in prison, are applied, causing Brown to become eligible for parole as of 2019, Quenga said.news.yahoo.com
Judge convicts man in Indiana police officer's 2017 killing
A man accused of fatally shooting an Indiana police officer who came to his aid following a car crash was convicted Tuesday in the officer's slaying. Marion Superior Judge Mark Stoner announced to a courtroom filled with law enforcement officers that he found Jason Brown guilty of murder in the death of 38-year-old Southport Lt. Aaron Allan. Brown was dangling upside down by his seatbelt on July 27, 2017, when Allan approached after the single-car crash on the south side of Indianapolis.news.yahoo.com
Chen wins 3rd straight worlds, beating Olympic champ Hanyu
“I wouldn’t say this is my best free program ever,” he said. Even the look on his face at the conclusion of his free skate was intensely focused rather than celebratory. It's possible Chen and Hanyu won't face off again until December's Grand Prix Final — or perhaps even until the Olympics. He rallied with a spectacular free skate to climb from 17th place to fifth. Their free skate to “Both Sides Now” displayed both sides of the discipline: sharp technique and creative artistry.
Suburban Chicago Man Charged with Attempting to Provide Material Support to ISIS
The leader of a Chicago-area street gang has been arrested for allegedly attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). He is charged with attempting to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization. Also Thursday, several AHK members or associates were arrested on federal drug charges. Seven AHK members or associates are charged in criminal complaints filed in federal court. Judge Harjani set detention hearings for Wyatt and Brandon Langston for Nov. 18, 2019; Thomas and Muhammad-Curtis for Nov. 19, 2019; and Clanton for Nov. 20, 2019.justice.gov
Former football player turns to farming
Former football player turns to farming Jason Brown, one of the best centers in the NFL, quit football to be a plain ol' farmer, even though he'd never farmed a day in his life. Thanks to Youtube and some good advice from other farmers in Louisburg, North Carolina, this week Jason finished harvesting his first five-acre plot of sweet potatoes. Steve Hartman has more on this story.cbsnews.com
11/14: America's crumbling nuclear arsenal; Ex-NFL star finds new passion in farming
11/14: America's crumbling nuclear arsenal; Ex-NFL star finds new passion in farming The Pentagon has long proclaimed nuclear forces are its highest priorities. But, two newly released reviews make that claim sound farcical; and, as part of our continuing series "On the Road," Steve Hartman meets Jason Brown, who quit the NFL to tackle a new field, literally.cbsnews.com