×FIRST MURDER OF THE YEAR – Jersey City saw its first death due to gun violence on Jan. 1 near Brunswick Street. FIRST MURDER OF THE YEAR – Jersey City saw its first death due to gun violence on Jan. 1 near Brunswick Street. JERSEY CITY – Gun violence spilled over into the new year when a resident of Brunswick Street in Jersey City was found dead as a result of a gunshot to the head.Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said that on Jan. 1, at approximately 6:15 a.m., Jersey City Police Officers responded to a report of a possible gunshot in the area of Brunswick and Montgomery streets in Jersey City. Upon arrival, officers found an unresponsive male victim in an alley near Brunswick Street.The victim, later identified as Taiwon Robinson, age 23, of Jersey City, suffered an apparent gunshot wound to his head. Robinson was transported to Jersey City Medical Center by Emergency Medical Services where he was pronounced dead shortly before 7 a.m.The cause and manner of his death are pending an investigation by the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office. No arrests have been made in connection with the shooting. The Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit is actively investigating the case with assistance from the Jersey City Police Department. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip on the Hudson County Prosecutor’s official website at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/ . All information will be kept confidential.While deaths in Jersey City from shootings were down in 2017, the murder of Robinson bodes ill for 2018, since most gun violence occurs during the summer months in Jersey City.
Join DAZN and watch Canelo plus more than 80 fight nights a yearWilder vs. Fury odds, expert pickOnline sportsbook proboxingodds.com has installed Wilder as a decent favorite (as of Nov. 29). The logical theory is oddsmakers are looking at Wilder being the more active fighter since Fury took a two-and-half year sabbatical due to personal issues and has only had two fights in the last three years.The WBC titlist comes in at minus -170, which means you’d need to wager $170 to win $100. Fury is a plus +140 meaning if you bet $100, you’d net $140. The odds have risen for Fury, as they were originally even with “The Gypsy King” coming in at minus -110. Wilder’s odds have risen as well as they initially were at -120. More people are putting money on Wilder, which is something to watch out for as we inch closer to fight day. Wilder last fought in March, when he mounted a comeback from nearly being stopped in the seventh round to secure a late knockout of Luis Ortiz in the biggest win of his career. The Alabama native has been looking for a career-defining outing, and he believes a win over Fury is just what he needs.Fury defeated Wladimir Klitschko in 2015 to win the IBF, WBA (super) and WBO belts. He vacated the belts in 2016 after it was revealed that he had failed a drug test. The Englishman returned in June after a two-year layoff to sort out personal issues and beat Sefer Seferi, who refused to come out for the fifth round. The 30-year-old returned in August and defeated Francesco Pianeta by unanimous decision. Both fights could be considered tune-ups considering that they were nowhere near championship caliber opponents. There are three intriguing prop bets to watch: The fight going to a decision, Wilder winning by stoppage and Fury winning by decision. Current odds have the fight going to a decision +125 and rising, Wilder winning by stoppage at +120, but dropping and Fury winning by decision at +231, but dropping slightly. Wilder has finished every opponent he has stepped into the ring with. As for Fury, he passed his toughest test with flying colors when he scored a decision over Klitschko. It’s no secret that Wilder will be the former champion’s biggest obstacle since his return.Wilder needs to come out from the opening bell and be the aggressor. The 33-year-old came out slow against Gerald Washington in February 2017 and lost the opening four rounds and the same thing happened with Ortiz. The latter peppered the jab and threw combinations to offset The Bronze Bomber’s high octane offense until Wilder blasted the Cuban with his patented powerful right hand. Wilder has to pump the jab at every occasion as that proved to be effective in the ninth and tenth rounds with Ortiz before he put him away. Establishing it will allow Wilder to use his speed and athleticism advantage, and help him up setup the right hand. Fury needs to go back to the Klitschko playbook. His constant movement and ability to flick the jab at awkward angles confused the former long reigning champion and offset his power right hand to allow him to dominate the entire fight. Wilder has never faced anyone with the technical prowess of Fury, who seems to be in the head of the champion after Wednesday’s near brawl after the press conference.But the million dollar question coming into Saturday is whether or not this is too much, too soon for Fury? It is only his third fight back and he’s facing the biggest puncher in the division and one of the hardest hitters in the sport. Jumping into the fire and taking on Wilder will be no small task. But how does Wilder handle Fury’s unique style he brings to the table? This is what makes this the most interesting heavyweight title fight since Lennox Lewis manhandled Mike Tyson in June 2002 and so difficult to pick a winner. Each guy brings a skill set that is different and hard to conquer. No one has been able to figure it out just yet. When the dust settles, someone’s 0 will be gone.Fury is likely going to be able to outwit and confuse the 2008 Olympic bronze medalist and return to England with the gold. You should put up a sizable chunk on Fury winning, the fight going the distance along with Fury emerging victorious by decision.SN Pick: Fury by decision Best odds: Bovada (+140), Fight goes to a decision; 5Dimes (+125) and Fury wins by decision; 5Dimes (+231) Deontay Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) and Tyson Fury (27-0, 19 KOs) will battle Saturday for Wilder’s WBC heavyweight championship at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.When you see boxers who are in the upper echelon of the sport lock horns, there are bets to be made. Let’s take a closer look at Wilder vs. Fury. read more
The Guyana Police Force has confirmed that 13 prisoners are now on the run after they escaped from the Lusignan Prison between Sunday night and Monday morning.The fugitives are:Clive Forde (Murder)Tishan McKenzie (Armed Robbery)Winston Long (Armed Robbery)Kerry Cromwell (Murder)Pascal Smith (Murder)Odel Roberts (Murder)Kendell Skeet (Murder)Paul Goriah (Robbery/Murder)Jamal Forde (Robbery/Murder)Jamal Joseph (Inflicting bodily harm)Rayon Jones (Discharge of loaded firearm)Jason Howard (Murder)Shawn Harris (Murder)The joint service has launched a manhunt for the prisoners while prison officials are yet to determine how the men escaped from the well secured penitentiary.The police are urging the public not to “panic” while at the same time requesting that they stay away from the East Coast of Demerara backlands.Details will following in the July 25, 2015 edition of Guyana Times. read more