Alabama police issue arrest warrant for DeMarcus Cousins, according to report

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Police in Mobile, Alabama have issued an arrest warrant for Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge, USA Today reports.The mother of Cousins’ son recorded a phone conversation in which a man is heard telling her he will “put a bullet in your (expletive) head.” She told police the person on the other line was Cousins.She filed a police report on the call and sent a copy of the recording to TMZ Sports.USA Today reports that Mobile’s court website lists a third-degree harassing communications charge against Cousins. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe argument stemmed from Cousins’ desire to have his son travel to attend his wedding, which was last weekend.The alleged victim confirmed to USA Today that she knew of the warrant. This news organization has chosen not to identify her in this story.The NBA and Lakers on Tuesday said in statements that they were “investigating the allegations.”Related Articles With the Warriors last season, Cousins played 30 games after returning from an Achilles tear suffered with the Pelicans. He averaged 16.3 points and 8.2 rebounds in 25.7 minutes per game for the Warriors.Prior to his trade to New Orleans, Cousins was the Sacramento Kings’ franchise player. He was named a Western Conference All-Star every season from 2014-15 to 2017-18.The Lakers open training camp with media day on Sept. 27. How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years center_img Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs According to the NBA’s collective bargaining agreement, the league can fine, suspend, or dismiss and ban players who violate the league’s domestic violence, sexual assault or child abuse policies. The harshest punishments are reserved for repeat offenders. Cousins has had no such violations.Cousins tore his ACL earlier in the offseason after signing a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the Lakers. Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed last_img read more

Vancouver Public Schools teaching special ed students how to code

first_imgHunched over an iPad, Joe Ballard watched as pixelated storm troopers surrounded a tiny R2-D2.With deft fingers, the 10-year-old boy dragged together what look like small puzzle pieces on the screen. They changed the scenery, the type of obstacles and the number of enemies in the game he built Thursday.Joe, a fourth-grader at Felida Elementary School, is among 60 students enrolled in Vancouver Public Schools’ special education classes who is learning how to write computer code.“It feels satisfying. It’s also challenging,” said Joe, who has written hundreds of lines of code, according to a chart on the classroom wall. “It’s a lot of puzzles.”Vancouver Public Schools last year received a $5,000 grant from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction to launch a pilot computer science program for students in structured communication programs and structured learning centers. In other words, these are classrooms whose students demonstrate developmental delays in social awareness, communication skills and appropriate social behavior.The Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools donated a matching $5,000 to the program, allowing the district to pay for training for teachers, purchase iPads for kindergarten through second-grade classrooms, and buy robots the students can program to move around their classrooms.last_img read more