Autopsy says Tennessee teacher died of gunshot wound to head
A Tennessee kindergarten teacher who police said was kidnapped during a pre-dawn run and then killed died from a gunshot wound to the head, an autopsy report released Thursday showed. Eliza Fletcher, 34, had a gunshot wound in the back of the head and also had blunt-force injuries to her leg and jaw fractures, according to the autopsy completed by the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center in Memphis. Fletcher was running on the University of Memphis campus when she was forced into a vehicle after a struggle about 4 a.m. Sept 2.news.yahoo.com
Tennessee Man Charged With Kidnapping Eliza Fletcher
Memphis Police/Sheby County JailA 38-year-old man who spent much of his life in prison has been charged with kidnapping teacher Eliza Fletcher, who has still not been found, Memphis Police announced Sunday morning.The news of Cleotha “Pookie” Abston’s arrest comes a day after investigators revealed they had located a “vehicle of interest” in the abduction of Fletcher, 34, a married mom of two boys whose grandfather was a wealthy philanthropist.Fletcher was out jogging near the University of Mempnews.yahoo.com
Eliza Fletcher, a Teacher and the Granddaughter of a Billionaire, Has Been Abducted
Memphis Police DepartmentEliza Fletcher, a Tennessee-based teacher whose grandfather, Joseph Orgill III, co-ran the Memphis-based hardware distributor Orgill Inc., was abducted in the early hours of Friday morning while jogging near the University of Memphis campus, The Sun reports. The Daily Beast reached out to the University of Memphis for comment. While Fletcher’s total net worth is unclear, she is the heiress to the Orgill Inc. fortune; as of 2020, the business is worth over $3.2 billion annews.yahoo.com
Local sub shop rallies community to replace equipment damaged by vandals at Fletcher High School
After several people broke into Fletcher High School and vandalized thousands of dollars worth of landscaping equipment and the school’s athletic field, the community’s powerful response turned things around.
'Please do not let me leave this earth without justice': Black Americans who survived the Tulsa Race Massacre 100 years ago make their case for reparations
Viola Fletcher, Hughes Van Ellis, and Lessie Benningfield Randle - all over the age of 100 years old - testified on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.news.yahoo.com
News4Jax Super 6 baseball: Bolles wraps up regular season at the top
High school baseball season is back and so are our Super 6 rankings. They’ll be published every Thursday during the regular season. District tournaments begin Monday so this is the final ranking of the season. Records are through April 20 games.
News4Jax Super 6 softball: Rankings hold steady as teams hit midway point
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – High school softball season is in full swing and so are our News4Jax Super 6 rankings. (1) Oakleaf (11-1, Class 7A)Notable wins: Clay, Creekside, East Ridge, Episcopal, Gainesville, Keystone Heights, Providence, Ridgeview. (2) Ridgeview (13-3, Class 4A)Notable wins: Bartram Trail, Clay, Episcopal, Fletcher, Keystone Heights, Oakleaf, Paxon, West Nassau (twice). (5) Episcopal (8-4, Class 3A)Notable wins: Clay, Fletcher, Middleburg, Paxon, West Nassau. To cap their 2-0 Super 6 week West Nassau beat a solid Providence squad 8-2.
News4Jax Super 6 softball: Teams trade spaces in this week’s rankings
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – High school softball season is in full swing and so are our News4Jax Super 6 rankings. (2) Oakleaf (9-1, Class 7A)Notable wins: Clay, Creekside, East Ridge, Episcopal, Gainesville, Providence, Ridgeview. (2) Ridgeview (11-2, Class 4A)Notable wins: Bartram Trail, Clay, Fletcher, Keystone Heights, Oakleaf, Paxon, West Nassau (twice). (3) Trinity Christian (8-2, Class 2A)Notable wins: Bartram Trail, Providence, West Nassau. Glance: The Eagles return to the Super 6 this week in what has been the most challenging week of rankings to date.
News4Jax Super 6 baseball: New team at No. 1, plus a newcomer this week
(4) Clay (11-1, Class 4A)Notable wins: Baker County, Baldwin, Keystone Heights, Ponte Vedra, St. Johns Country Day, Trinity Christian. 1 St. Johns Country Day in a 3-0 gem last Friday night. (1) St. Johns Country Day (9-2, Class 2A)Notable wins: Baldwin, Bartram Trail, Bolles, Glynn Academy, Spruce Creek, University Christian. Bolles’ only other loss came to St. Johns Country Day in the second game of the season. They beat Bishop McLaughlin Catholic (7-1) and St. Johns Country Day (6-3 in 9 innings) and lost 5-4 to Ponte Vedra.
Latest unemployment boost is 'too little, too late,' workers say: 'They forgot about us a long time ago'
Workers in several states are beginning to see the latest enhanced unemployment benefits hit their bank accounts this week, following the long awaited Covid stimulus package that was finally signed into law Dec. 27, 2020. That's the sentiment of Debbie Fletcher, 57, who lost her job as a bartender in Massachusetts back in March 2020. While Senate Republicans and House Democrats spent the remainder of the year sparring over extending the supplemental aid, Fletcher said she resorted to opening new credit cards to pay her bills. The hospitality sector has still not recovered 3.9 million jobs lost to the pandemic, according to the latest jobs report. Roberts' son has epilepsy, so she sent her new employer documentation from her son's neurologist that showed her household was recommended to self-isolate during the virus outbreak.cnbc.com