Mother of missing 5-year-old arrested

first_imgThe Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has announced that they have arrested Brianna Williams, the mother of a 5-year-old girl who was reported missing on November 6th.Williams was arrested Tuesday afternoon, several hours after officials located human remains in a wooded area in Alabama.The remains were found between Demopolis and Linden, Alabama, where Williams is known to have family and friends.Officials say Williams initially told them that she woke up in their home in Jacksonville around 7:00 am on the 6th and found the backdoor was unlocked and that her daughter, Taylor was nowhere to be found.Shortly after giving her statement, Williams stopped cooperating with investigators and eventually was named a suspect in her daughter’s disappearance.While the human remains have not yet been identified as the 5-year-old girl, authorities say there are many clues that lead them to believe it is her.Human remains found in search for missing 5-year-old Jacksonville girl During the press conference, it was announced that Williams has been arrested for child neglect and making false statements.Williams is currently being held at a hospital after an overdose. She is said to be in serious condition.Officials say it appears that the 27-year-old ingested something, however, it is unclear if it was intentional.last_img read more

Execution of Rodney Reed delayed indefinitely

first_imgThe execution of the Texas man convicted of brutally raping and murdering 19-year-old Stacey Stites in 1996 has been delayed indefinitely.Rodney Reed, 51, will no longer be put to death by the state on November 20.The news was confirmed by Reed’s legal team, the innocence project on Friday.Reed’s legal team argued investigators failed to disclose crucial information that could have proved their innocence.The court determined the claims need to be reviewed and remanded the case back to the trial court.Reed, who maintains his innocence has been on death row for 21 years.Reed’s semen found inside Stites, which led to his arrest and appeared to be the ‘smoking gun’ in his 1998 murder trial.Reed initially denied knowing the victim to police but later said the two were involved in a secret affair and that he had sex with her the day before she died.Reed said he did not disclose the affair initially because he was afraid of Stites’ fiancé, Jimmy Fennell, who was a police officer at the time.Reed’s former attorneys listed Stites’ fiancé as an alternative suspect during his trial in 1998.But a jury which consisted of all-white men and women did not find it credible and opted convict Reed.Fennell, who has denied any involvement in Stites murder, served ten years in prison on unrelated charges of improper sexual conduct and kidnapping.New DNA forensics and 11 witnesses have come forward with alleged evidence that not only links Fennell to the murder but prove Reed’s innocence.Despite this, Stites’ family members still believe Reed is responsible for her murder.Just days before Reed’s granted stay of execution, the victim’s sister, Crystal Hefley, sat down for an exclusive interview with CrimeOnline, where she reiterated her family’s beliefs.“With no doubt, Rodney Reed murdered my sister, Heftley said.Heftley also told CrimeOnline that her sister never mentioned Reed and that she was obsessed with her upcoming wedding to Fennell.Reed’s story has gained national attention, and he has gained support from celebrities, including Beyonce, Meek Mill, Rihanna and Kim Kardashian-West, and more.Kardashian-West met with Reed on Friday and was with him when he learned an appeals court granted him an indefinite stay of execution.It is unclear at this time what is next for Reed.last_img read more

200,000 FL Students Could Lose Free Lunches Under New SNAP Rules

first_imgFlorida education officials say about 200,000 students statewide could become ineligible for automatic free school lunches under the Trump administration’s plan to reduce the number of people enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as the food stamp program.Presently, children automatically qualify for a free daily lunch if their families receive food stamps.The revised plan, which was finalized Wednesday and is set to take effect April 1, 2020, would restrict SNAP enrollment by removing states’ ability to change income and asset limits for households that receive food stamps in addition to other welfare benefits.In Florida, the Department of Children and Families’ threshold for SNAP qualification currently allows households with incomes that are up to 200 percent of the poverty level to receive food stamps.Nationally, nearly one-million students could be affected, according to a recent report from the U.S. Agriculture Department.Sources say impacted Florida households would still be eligible to receive free- and reduced-price meals if they individually file an application for the National School Lunch Program.last_img read more

US Attorney Recommends 6-9 Years in Prison for Broward’s Roger Stone

first_img(Washington, DC) — President Trump is reacting to the Justice Department’s sentence recommendation for Broward resident Roger Stone.President Trump said in a tweet, “It’s a horrible and very unfair situation” that federal prosecutors want his longtime confidant and former campaign adviser Roger Stone to go to prison for seven to nine years. This is a horrible and very unfair situation. The real crimes were on the other side, as nothing happens to them. Cannot allow this miscarriage of justice!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 11, 2020 The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, DC made that request in a sentencing memo submitted Monday. In a tweet this morning, Trump explained the real crimes “were on the other side, as nothing happens to them.” He added this miscarriage of justice cannot be allowed. The 67-year-old Stone was arrested in an early morning raid at his Broward home. He was charged in relation to investigations by the House Intelligence Committee and former special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Stone was found guilty in November of seven charges including obstruction of justice, lying to Congress and witness tampering in connection to the investigation into Russian election interference. Stone is scheduled to be sentenced next week on February 20th.last_img read more

North Coast Electric to Host “Brighten Your Business” Event

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0North Coast Electric, in cooperation with Puget Sound Energy, will be hosting a “Brighten Your Business” energy efficientlighting event at Cabinets by Trivonna in Lacey on July 31, from 12 – 3 pm, and from 4:30 – 7:00 pm. Cabinets by Trivonna recently retrofitted all of their track lighting to light emitting diode (LED) bulbs. “The new LED lights are great, they’re the perfect brightness and really show off our model custom cabinets,” says Trivonna Irwin, owner ofCabinets by Trivonna.Any non-residential Puget Sound Energy customer may be eligible for “instant rebates” and other incentives for upgrading their lighting systemwith newer, more energy efficient technologies.“We are committed to helping our customers conserve energy and are pleased to promote our new LED rebates to local businesses,” said Farra Vargas,PSE’s Efficiency Outreach Manager. At the Brighten Your Business event Thurston County businesses­may:Receive free LED light bulbsReceive “instant rebates” on top quality LED light bulbsLearn about utility incentives to help pay for lighting upgradesSpeak with energy efficiency experts from PSE and North Coast ElectricSign up for a site visit and free energy audit from a lighting specialistSee some of the latest in energy efficient lighting fixtures and bulbs including the new LED bulbs installed at Cabinets by Trivonna building and other Thurston County businesses. About Puget Sound Energy:Washington State’s oldest local energy utility, Puget Sound Energy serves 1.1 million electric customers and more than 750,000 natural gas customers in 11 counties. A subsidiary of Puget Energy, PSE meets the energy needs of its customers, in part, through cost-effective energy efficiency, rocurement of sustainable energy resources, and far-sighted investment in energy-delivery infrastructure. PSE employees are dedicated to providing great customer service that is safe, dependable and efficient. For more information, visit WHEN:Tuesday, July 31,2012 from 12 noon – 3, and 4:30 – 7:00.WHERE:Cabinets by Trivonna4444 Lacey Boulevard SE, Suite GLacey WA 98503About North Coast Electric:Seattle based North Coast Electric, family owned and operated since 1913, is one of the largest and fastest growing electrical distributors in the nation with 33 locations operating in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, and Arizona.   www.northcoastelectric.comlast_img read more

A History, A Legacy, and a Very Bright Future – Celebrating…

first_imgFacebook37Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Dick’s Brewing Company It was over 20 years ago Dick Young started off as a humble home brewer, brewing in the back of Northwest Sausage & Deli. Since October 1994, Dick’s Brewing has grown from the flagship ale Dick Danger Ale to over 20 varieties of beer, a new brewery location and the 12 Man Pale Ale taking the Pacific Northwest by storm.Dick Young started brewing as a home brewer in 1984. When he was not busy handcrafting smoked summer sausage and pepperoni at NW Sausage & Deli he was handcrafting small batches of beer. Dick built from scratch a three barrel brew house (which we still use today as our pilot system) to start designing and creating recipes in the back of the deli. The beer was so popular among Dick’s friends that he soon found himself exceeding the annual production limit for home brewers. In 1994, after many batches brewed, and many beers drank, Dick’s Brewing Company became a reality. In 2009, Dick’s Brewing Company moved from a 2,100 square foot building to a new brewery location on Galvin Road increasing our space to 18,000 square feet to support our growing production. Dick’s creative passion for brewing grew from just three recipes in 1994 to over twenty different styles in 2014. Sadly we lost Dick in 2009 and we continue his legacy by carrying on the passion for craft beer.To celebrate our 20 years of brewing delicious beer we have created a special Twentieth Anniversary beer, Dick’s Midnight Ride. Dick’s Midnight Ride is a trip to the dark side. Our robust, NW Style CDA is bursting with Cascade and Centennial Hops, perfectly balanced with a rich dark malt profile. It is rich, dark and malty like a porter with a hop profile that rivals the best Northwest IPA’s. Dick’s Midnight Ride will be released to the public on Friday, July 18, 2014. The Brewery will be hosting a Twentieth Anniversary Party to the public at the Brewery on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 3 – 8:30 pm. Dick’s Brew Crew created Midnight Ride to celebrate our journey of 20 years.  With this special beer, we want to say “Thanks for a great ride and hold on because we have lots of miles left in the tank!”All of us here at Dick’s are proud to continue the dream that our founder started, and we are proud to have you all along for the ride. From all of us at Dick’s Brewing we say cheers and thank you!last_img read more

Video: Celebrating contemporary dance

first_imgThe FNB Dance Umbrella 2009, on in Johannesburg until 14 March, celebrates 21 years of offering a platform for contemporary dance in South Africa. Zoopy TV pays a visit to Newtown to check out French choreographer Fabrice Guillot’s “Tuning into the Void”. Click arrow to play video.last_img

IBM’s 5 on 5: Holograms Will Come to Life Just Like in Star Wars

first_imgCognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair This is cool stuff. We just hope in six years that we may put our holograms on the dashboards of our flying land cruisers. Related Posts The annual Five on Five gives IBM’s predictions for the next five years. The predictions this year are thought provoking but one really caught our attention.The hologram. As in the “Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope,” kind of hologram.IBM Labs says the hologram will be a part of our lives in the next five years. You will be able to beam 3D images to people who can then talk with you as they walk down the street. It will be as if you are walking with them. 3D cameras will get more sophisticated and eventually small enough to launch holograms with a mobile device.The other four predictions include:The emergence of “citizen scientists” who collect data from sensors in our cars or any physical device that will be added to massive data sets. Batteries that are powered by static energy or even the air we breathe.The heat from data centers may help power cities.Your commute will be personalized. Adaptive traffic systems will intuitively learn behavior. alex williams Tags:#enterprise#Trends 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowlast_img read more

Hollywood turns out for NBA All-Star Game in LA

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Federer overpowers Dimitrov to win 97th career title Team Stephen was leading Team LeBron 100-97 late in the third quarter. MOST READ NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Rapper Pharrell Williams, right, performs with N.E.R.D during halftime of an NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)Stars came out for Hollywood’s NBA All-Star Game, but the weekend belonged to Hollywood blockbuster “Black Panther.”Actor and noted Lakers fan Jack Nicholson, rapper Snoop Dogg, singer Rihanna and comedian Chris Rock were among the many celebrities sitting courtside.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIEScenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises AFP official booed out of forum Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Late night host Jimmy Kimmel, “Black-ish” actor Anthony Anderson, New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr., rapper Chance the Rapper and director Spike Lee were also in attendance at Staples Center, and basketball greats Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jerry West and Bill Russell all sat together.However, it was the latest Marvel superhero film which debuted at No. 1 in the U.S. and Canada with a record-breaking weekend haul of $192 million that made its presence best known during the NBA’s showcase event.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIndiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo delivered a thunderous jam while wearing a Black Panther mask he received from the film’s star Chadwick Boseman during the slam dunk contest on Saturday night. It wasn’t enough for Oladipo to advance to the finals, but the first-time all-star was thrilled to show his love for his favorite superhero.“I’ve seen the movie already,” Oladipo said. “It was nothing short of amazing.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Venus Williams reaches Wimbledon semifinals for 10th time

first_imgEl Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Williams, who is 37 years old, made her Wimbledon debut a few months before Ostapenko was born. She last won the title in 2008, but reached the semifinals last year and the Australian Open final this year.Williams will next face either second-seeded Simona Halep or Johanna Konta on Thursday. In the other women’s semifinal match, Garbine Muguruza will play either CoCo Vandeweghe or Magdalena Rybarikova. Muguruza beat Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3, 6-4 on No. 1 Court.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsKonta was next to play on Centre Court against Halep. On Court No. 1, Rybarikova was playing Vandeweghe.On the men’s side, Novak Djokovic advanced to the quarterfinals by beating Adrian Mannarino 6-2, 7-6 (5), 6-4. That match, the first to be played under the roof on Centre Court at this year’s tournament, was postponed from Monday. China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Mannarino has never before reached the quarterfinals at any of the four Grand Slam tournaments. He also lost in the fourth round at Wimbledon in 2013. Last year, he lost to Djokovic in the second round at Wimbledon, also in straight sets.Djokovic will face 2010 Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych, a man he has beaten 25 times in 27 matches, on Wednesday in the quarterfinals.The men traditionally have Tuesday off at Wimbledon, but Rafael Nadal’s five-set loss to Gilles Muller on Monday forced Djokovic’s match to be pushed back a day.The rain then started at about 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday. The opening match on Centre Court was due to start at noon, so the roof was closed for the first time this year. The rain came and went into the afternoon, forcing the delay of the first women’s quarterfinal match on No. 1 Court.There was a brief rain delay on the opening day of the tournament, but the roof stayed open and the rain went away.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Perpetual girls star Solomon commits to NU MOST READcenter_img Williams went up a break early in both sets against Ostapenko, the French Open champion. But the 20-year-old Latvian broke back in the second set and pushed the score to 5-5. A few unforced errors later, though, and Williams broke again for a 6-5 lead before serving out the match.Williams ended up with eight aces and only 13 winners. Ostapenko had one ace and 20 winners.In the first match, Djokovic was up a break in the third set when he asked for a medical timeout and a trainer examined and stretched his right shoulder. The second-seeded Serb appeared to grimace in pain a couple of times as his shoulder was being checked.“It’s been something that I’ve been dragging back and forth for a while now,” Djokovic said. “But I’m still managing to play, which is the most important thing.”Djokovic was broken only once, in the second set. But the 12-time major champion, who won the Wimbledon title in 2011, ’14 and ’15, broke Mannarino early in the third and advanced to the quarterfinals at the All England Club for the ninth time.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View comments Venus Williams of the United States celebrates after beating Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko at the end of their Women’s Quarterfinal Singles Match on day eight at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Tuesday, July 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)LONDON — Playing at Wimbledon for the 20th time, Venus Williams is in the semifinals for the 10th time.The five-time champion at the All England Club advanced to the last four for the second year in a row by beating Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 7-5 Tuesday under a closed roof on Centre Court.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more