3 San Fernando Valley men charged in shooting death

first_img“He’s sitting in the car stopped in the street, waiting for his friend to return to the car,” said Los Angeles Police Department Detective Terry Keyzer. After Pacheco’s friend returned to the car, they drove off and soon after suspected they were being followed, Keyzer said. After awhile “they believe they’re no longer being followed,” Keyzer said. “They park and another car pulls up. A male black gets out and shoots (Pacheco) multiple times.” Pacheco, whose hometown was not released, was Latino and all three men charged are black, but Keyzer said the incident was neither gang-related or a hate crime. “It appears to be a chance meeting, maybe a disrespect issue … The motive is unknown, but it could have just been an argument,” Keyzer said. NORTH HILLS – Prosecutors have charged three San Fernando Valley men with murder in connection with the shooting death of a 19-year old man, authorities said. The charges follow the weekend arrests of Michael Brown, 23, and Edward Arch, 20, both of North Hills. Fredrick Thomas, 21, of Lake View Terrace was arrested Thursday. Police would not say who the suspected gunman is. The men are accused of killing Dennys Pacheco, who was shot and killed the afternoon of May 4 after he and a female companion drove to a North Hills neighborhood. While Pacheco’s friend went into a nearby residence, Pacheco remained in his car and somehow got into an argument with several men, police said. [email protected] (818) 713-3329 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Study explores effect of physical activity during pregnancy on labor outcomes

first_imgMay 10 2018In a recent Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica study, a combined lifestyle intervention including dietary counseling and twice-weekly exercise classes during pregnancy resulted in a slightly longer first stage of labor, without any other effects during labor or delivery. Women reporting to have high physical activity level (>35 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity/day) in late pregnancy had a reduced risk of having an acute cesarean section compared with those with the lowest physical activity level.The Norwegian Fit for Delivery study included 303 pregnant women who participated in dietary counseling and twice-weekly exercise classes and 303 who received standard care.”The association between physical activity level and mode of delivery might help motivate more women to engage in regular physical activity before and during pregnancy, which in turn will give additional health benefits for the women and their babies,” said lead author Dr. Birgitte Sanda, of the University of Agder, in Norway. Source:http://newsroom.wiley.com/press-release/study-examines-effects-physical-activity-during-pregnancylast_img read more

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