Blue Field Comes Alive with First Soccer Tournament

first_imgCheerful football fans are expected to watch the first football tournament after nine months since football activities were banned in July-2014 at the Blue Field in Monrovia.Today at 2:00pm on the Blue Field in the PHP Community, local football giant, BYC I would host Nimba United in the opener of Group A of the Coca-Cola Top 8 Tournament.  In the second derby, Mighty Barrolle, (the Kanyan Pepper Boys) are expected to rub shoulders with LISCR FC at 4:00pm. On Saturday, FC Fassell will host NPA Anchors at 2:00pm in the Group B and IE and Aries will play at 4:00pm. The clash of the titans would be on Sunday, with BYC I and LISCR FC fighting for the top; while Mighty Barrolle and Nimba United will lock horns. Fans are expected to throng the stadium with red, blue, yellow and green shirts and flags. Prior to the opener there will be a formal program. Youth and Sports Minister Eugene Nagbe is expected to be in attendance.The 8-day tournament is expected to run from today to Friday, May 8. The winner is expected to pocket US$2,000 and a trophy, while the runner-up would receive US$1,000.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Suspect in killings tied to drug case

first_imgA law enforcement source said Bacon had requested a police escort after an altercation with Brown just days before police think she died. Lancaster sheriff’s deputies discovered the bodies after Maurice Dawkins, Crystal Dawkins’ father, traveled to the Antelope Valley from Columbia and implored them to force their way into the home. On a previous visit, sheriff’s deputies had ignored Dawkins’ pleas to enter the home. (661) 267-7802160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – A man arrested in the grisly shooting deaths of two women in Lancaster is also a central figure in an Arizona drug-dealing case, prosecutors said Wednesday. Christopher Anthony Brown, 39, is in Arizona awaiting extradition on two counts of murder in the deaths of Christine Bacon, his 41-year-old ex-girlfriend, and her daughter, Crystal Dawkins, 18. He was arrested Jan.19. He will be tried on the Arizona drug charges first, then come to Los Angeles County for trial on the murder charges, which could bring the death penalty. He was involved in transporting 200 pounds of marijuana with a street value of about $100,000, Pima (Ariz.) County Assistant District Attorney Mark Diebolt said. Los Angeles County Assistant District Attorney Maureen Green said she expects full cooperation from Arizona prosecutors in the extradition process, noting that the two states have historically had a good working relationship. “I have great faith in the system,” Green said. “I believe everyone (in this case) will have their due process, including the defendant.” Los Angeles County sheriff’s homicide Detective Bill Marsh said the Arizona case and extradition process will allow local investigators to develop a stronger case, and could ultimately benefit prosecutors. “They’re still handling their business in Arizona, which is just fine with us,” Marsh said. “His exposure in (that case) is significant enough to where he could potentially face substantial (prison) time, but that really doesn’t present any problems for us.” The bodies of the two women were found at Bacon’s Price Lane home Dec.18, about four weeks after the killings are thought to have occurred, homicide investigators said. Crystal Dawkins was visiting her estranged mother in Lancaster from Columbia, S.C., for Thanksgiving. last_img read more