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Elvis Presley’s romance with teenage dancer after seeing her photo in a nightclub

Elvis Presley returned from Germany in 1960 with a newfound love of women. Not long after that, he brought Priscilla Presley to Graceland to live with him – but his womanising didn’t stop just because his fiancée was in the country. The singer reportedly spotted a photo of young Sandy Martindale in her father’s Los Angeles nightclub in 1961, prompting the start of another relationship for the King of Rock and Roll.

Sandy spoke to Elvis.com.au in 2015 where she recalled how she got on with Elvis during the 1960s.

At just 14-years-old, Sandy’s photo was enough to completely “bowl Elvis over”.

She recalled: “He called me to go out, but I had to tell him I had school the next day.

“The next night Mom drove me to the club to meet him.”

She laughed: “My mother came with us on our first dates. I was so embarrassed I cried.”

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Sandy went on to describe her first date with Elvis.

She said: “Elvis had a date with a gorgeous actress that night and there I was, with my little ponytail.

“He was 24. He held my hand, kissed me on the cheek and I was a goner.”

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Sandy went on: “In Viva Las Vegas that’s me with Ann-Margret and Elvis dancing at the roulette table.”

Eventually, in 1967, Elvis broke it off before going on to marry Priscilla.

But even after his marriage began, the King maintained stayed in contact with Sandy, remaining friends until the end.

The youngster described being “devastated” when she last saw Elvis backstage at one of his last Las Vegas concerts – just before he passed away in 1977.

Sandy went on to marry Wink Martindale, a renowned American DJ, radio personality and TV producer.

Wink became fast friends with Elvis over the years, playing a number of his songs on his TV and radio shows.

The couple has since appeared on Sirius’ Elvis Radio to share stories about the King.

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LIVE: 3rd teenage suspect identified in connection with 6th Street mass shooting in Austin

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A third suspect has been has identified in connection with the June 12 mass shooting on Sixth Street in Austin that killed one man and injured 14 others.

Austin Police Department reports 19-year-old De’Ondre Jermirris White has been charged with murder — his bond has been set at $ 1 million. Police say White is responsible for the murder of the victim: 25-year-old Douglas Kantor, who was visiting Austin.

Travis County District Attorney’s Office will hold a news briefing at 11 a.m., where several officials are will speak, including Travis County DA Jose Garza and Austin Interim Police Chief Joseph Chacon.

The DA’s office says the updates are regarding “the investigation and prosecution” in the case.

Jeremiah Tabb, 17, was arrested at a high school in Killeen on June 14 and was initially charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. An argument between two groups of teens escalated into gunfire, and police say Tabb was the one of people who fired shots. A 15-year-old was also in custody in connection with the shooting.

Police say Tabb was part of one of the groups and the 15-year-old was part of the other. On Tuesday, however, police say they’re dropping charges against both.

Meanwhile, police say White is still at large and should be considered armed and dangerous.

One other victim remains in critical condition as of last update.

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Paula Radcliffe talks feeling ‘guilty’ in update after teenage daughter's cancer diagnosis

Speaking to Express.co.uk, Paula Radcliffe, 47, gave an update about her daughter’s health amid her cancer treatment plan. The former British long-distance runner said chemotherapy had shrunk Isla’s tumour and she was given the all clear at her last check up.

Paula, who will be at this year’s RunFestRun festival, said Isla was now back playing sport and is “all healthy”.

“She’s fine and her hair is growing back slowly,” she revealed.

Isla has been having checks up and tests every three months in France, where the family have been living since 2005.

The teenager was given the all clear at her last check up and is due a further test in July.

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On learning of the diagnosis, the runner added: “The tumour had grown a fair bit, once we found out, obviously you have that bit where you’re feeling guilty as a parent thinking, ’Is it something I did wrong? Is it something I should’ve picked up on sooner?’

“Once we had a diagnosis and a treatment plan, we really just focused on sticking to the plan, we had a lot of faith in the doctors, who was telling us the prognosis was good.

“The tumour did shrink with the chemotherapy.”

Paula shares Isla and 10-year-old son Raphael with her husband Gary Lough.

Paula added she wasn’t a “pushy mum” who cheered her children on from the sidelines, but encouraged them to have a healthy lifestyle.

“I do encourage Isla by making sure she gets a good breakfast when she’s competing, getting her enough drinks, making sure she does her stretches and all of that,” she added.

The three-time winner of the London Marathon retired from competitive long distance running in 2015, but she hasn’t hung up her trainers for good just yet.

The athlete will be a part of this year’s RunFestRun, which takes place at Laverstoke Park Farm from 27th to 29th August 2021.

When not running, visitors will be able to enjoy inspiring talks from running heroes including Paula and Colin Jackson.

Family activities, fitness workshops, a shopping village featuring great brands, and fabulous street food and drink will also be a part of the fun day.

Speaking of her involvement, she said: “It’s good to have family fun and for people to be able to get out and enjoy themselves.

“A lot of people, pretty much everybody, had some difficulties adjusting and coping through lockdown.

“But some of the good things were the fact that families got to spend more time together and people started to appreciate their mental and physical health a little bit more.

“Events like Run Fest are really going to be popular and help a lot of people make their way back [to normality], that’s ticking those boxes if you like, healthy family fun!”

Tickets are on sale now at www.runfestrun.co.uk.

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Deputies rescue teenage boy from swift-moving Little Cypress Creek

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) — A teenager is safe after being rescued from Little Cypress Creek in northwest Harris County.The Harris County Precinct 4 constable’s office shared photos of the rescue Wednesday.

Constable Mark Herman said the teenage boy fell into the creek at the 16200 block of Maxwell Road.Photos show officers used a boat and rope in the rescue.

Deputy constables said the teen was checked by paramedics.It’s not clear how long the teen was trapped in the swift-moving water.

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Elvis Presley’s family on how The King would have handled teenage Lisa Marie’s boyfriends

Elvis Presley’s only child Lisa Marie was just nine-years-old when her father died on August 16, 1977. Sadly The King didn’t live to see his daughter grow up, but now their family have shared how they think Elvis would have handled a teenage Lisa Marie bringing boyfriends home to Graceland. A fan sent in the question to Elvis’ cousins, who run the Memphis Mafia Kid YouTube channel, for their expert advice.
Danny Smith, who knew Elvis Presley and Lisa Marie Presley as a child, responded to the question, having consulted his Memphis Mafia parents Billy and Jo Smith.

The question was: “Had Elvis have lived longer, how would you imagine he’d handle a teenage Lisa bringing boyfriends home.”

Elvis’ cousin replied: “Elvis was open-minded…he would probably have that father talk.”

Danny reckons The King would have said to a boyfriend of Lisa Marie: “Son, I could be your best friend or I could be your worst damn enemy. You choose.”

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Danny added: “As Lisa matured and got into [boys], I think he would have been just like he was when she was a child.

“Like a lot of fathers are over their daughters. Somewhat overprotective, but want[ing] to lead her and let her live life and go through life.”

A few years ago, Lisa Marie spoke of growing up at Graceland with her father on CBS’s The Talk.

She said: “He and I spent a lot of time together upstairs; the upper part of Graceland is basically his room and my room.”

Lisa Marie would take full advantage of how her father was a night owl who would be asleep when she was up.

She remembered: “He would sleep all day so me and my friends pretty much had the run of Graceland.

“And I knew that nobody was going to tell me what to do because they would get fired. I was, truly a terror to be honest.”

When asked what traits of her father’s she has, Elvis’ daughter replied: “His personality and intensity levels I can emulate pretty well.”

Elvis left the Graceland estate to Lisa Marie and the Memphis mansion was opened to the public as a museum in 1982.

Today the property is the second most-visited home in the US after The White House.

While fans can tour the mansion, the upstairs remains off-limits as it was The King’s private space in life, so remains so in his death.

Nevertheless, it’s Lisa Marie’s request that those rooms are perfectly preserved like Elvis just got up and left.

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