She won $188 million in lottery, and then was sued from prison by her ex
Lamarr Andre McDow alleges that Marie Holmes used some of her winnings to buy him luxurious gifts, including property for an auto restoration business, and then secretly gave them away while he was in prison. Holmes, then 26, was a single mother in coastal North Carolina supporting her children with a string of five retail jobs. Then six numbers lined up the right way on her Powerball ticket, awarding her $188 million and a chance to change the trajectory of her family’s future.
Martin Gugino, the 75-year-old protester who was pushed to the ground by officers during a demonstration against police brutality and racial injustice last year, filed a lawsuit on Monday against the city, its mayor and other officials. © The Hill 75-year-old protester files lawsuit against Buffalo
Gugino in June 2020 was seen in a now-viral video approaching police officers amid a demonstration. The video showed Gugino being pushed back by the officers, falling and hitting the ground. Blood can be seen pooling from his head.
Erie County District Attorney John Flynn announced last week that a grand jury voted to dismiss a case against police officers Robert McCabe and Aaron Torgalski over the incident. They were charged with second degree assault after being seen in the video footage making contact with the 75-year-old man.
Bills' Matt Milano to test free agency, linebacker's tenure in Buffalo likely coming to a close, per report
Milano was a fifth-round pick by Buffalo in 2017Matt Milano's tenure in Buffalo appears to be nearing its end. With less than a month before the start of the new league year, the Bills linebacker is intent on testing unrestricted free agency, according to John Wawrow of The Associated Press. That's partially due to Buffalo's limitations when it comes to their salary cap and Milano being looked at as arguably the top linebacker available this offseason. That, in all likelihood, points to him signing elsewhere once clubs are able to submit formal offers.
The lawsuit, filed Monday in U.S. District Court, names the city of Buffalo, Mayor Byron Brown (D), McCabe, Torgalski, police officer John Losi, Buffalo Police Commissioner Byron Lockwood and Deputy Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia.
The lawsuit slams a curfew that police were seeking to enforce the day of the incident was "unconstitutional and draconian" and "selectively enforced against peaceful protesters."
It also claims that police used "unlawful and unnecessary force" and that defendants violated Gugino's constitutional rights, including his rights to the freedoms of speech and peaceful assembly.
Gugino was hospitalized with a fractured skull after the June incident and spent nearly four weeks in medical facilities, according to a Monday statement from Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria, the law firm representing the man.
The Hill has reached out to Brown's office and the Buffalo Police Department for comment.
'No glass ceiling': Tulane doctor files discrimination lawsuit against medical school .
A lawsuit filed last year accuses Tulane's medical school of discrimination and "creating a race and gender-based hostile environment."Many of the children in the predominantly Black neighborhood often rode their bikes in the street, but there were few stop signs to keep them safe. She still remembers the day one of the kids was hit by a car. It took hours before an ambulance came to help, Dennar said. If she had been a doctor, she could have helped sooner, she remembers thinking.