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    A county in South Carolina is encouraging citizens to kill beavers and cut off their paws in their natural habitat to ‘stop flooding in the area.’ The County is even incentivizing citizens to cut off the animals’ front paws, which they can exchange for payment of $100. Source: WBTW News13/Youtube The Horry County Stormwater Department’s Beaver Bounty program is a heartbreaking and cruel initiative that aims to reduce the number of beaver dams in the County by asking the citizens to murder them. The program’s website says that the program is not to eliminate beavers but to “effectively reduce their numbers to minimize the damage inflicted by the dams that they create.” Beavers construct dams to create shelter for themselves and their families. Beavers are unique and incredibly smart animals who can make their dams out of sticks, branches, rocks, and other materials. Beavers dams can even help with flooding and erosion. They are not aggressive animals and typically sleep during the day and are active at night. The County heartlessly wrote on its page that it will...
    Four Asian American residents have filed a class-action lawsuit against Siskiyou County and its sheriff, alleging widespread racism in traffic stops, access to water and enforcement of cannabis-related property liens. In the lawsuit, filed in federal court in Sacramento on Wednesday, the plaintiffs accuse Sheriff Jeremiah LaRue and other county officials of “a sweeping campaign to harass and intimidate Hmong and other Asian Americans.” They also allege that they have been wrongly blamed for criminal activity involving cannabis cultivation and that officials have made it “difficult or impossible for Asian Americans to live and travel peacefully in Siskiyou County.” The plaintiffs’ attorneys — from the ACLU Foundation of Northern California, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus and Covington & Burling LLP — analyzed traffic stop data in Siskiyou County and found striking racial disparities. More than 28% of drivers stopped by Siskiyou County sheriff’s deputies in 2021 were Asian American, when Asians make up about 2% of the county’s adult population, the attorneys found. Asian American drivers were 25 times more likely than white drivers to be searched...
    Because of a cluster of lightning-sparked wildfires, evacuations have been ordered in Humboldt and Trinity counties. The 12 fires of the Six Rivers Lightning Complex, which started Friday, were reduced to eight on Saturday. Fire managers for the Forest Service called it a “very active emerging incident.” The Zonehaven map above, for Humboldt County, shows the areas of mandatory evacuation in red, evacuation warning in yellow, and advisory in blue. In Trinity County, the evacuation orders cover an area near the community of Salyer: Salyer Heights, Salyer Loop to the bridge at Highway 299, and Campbell Ridge Road. The evacuation center is at Trinity Valley Elementary School, 730 Highway 96 in Willow Creek. As of Saturday afternoon, Highway 299 remained open. Updates can be found at the Facebook page for the Trinity County emergency office and the website for the Humboldt County sheriff. Related Articles Crashes and Disasters | Six Rivers lightning fires spur evacuations near Willow Creek Crashes and Disasters | McKinney Fire: Containment rises to 30%, 87 homes destroyed Crashes and Disasters...
    Crews battling the massive McKinney Fire in Siskyou County are making steady progress in controlling the blaze but dangerous weather conditions over the next couple of days will pose a challenge, according to an incident update released on Saturday morning. While residents of Siskiyou County are learning the devastating toll of the state’s largest wildfire this year they are also seeing an encouraging boost to fire containment numbers, which have risen from 10% on Thursday to 30% on Saturday. As of Saturday morning, the fire had scorched 60,044 acres in the Klamath National Forest near the border of California and Oregon, and destroyed 87 homes and 45 other structures, according to Cal Fire. Authorities have previously reported four deaths from the fire, surpassing the total death toll of California’s 2021 fire season, which saw three deaths. Fire crews have also established control lines on much of the southeastern edge of the fire that was approaching the town of Yreka, said Dennis Burns, a fire behavior analyst. Still, Burns said the next couple of days are going to pose dangerous conditions...
    HORROR details are emerging about the brutal torture of a 12-year-old who was held captive for a week before her mom and brother were found dismembered. Police in Alabama said that the child chewed her way out of restraints to escape, which led police to discover the bodies. 3A booking photo released by the Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department shows José Paulino Pascual-Reyes at the jail in Dadeville, Alabama, on August 1, 2022Credit: AP 3Reyes allegedly smothered his girlfriend, Sandra Vazquez Ceja, with a pillowCredit: Facebook/Sandy Ceja 3Dismembered bodies of the mom and her son were found in the home where the girl, 12, was tied to a bed for a week, cops saidCredit: ABC 7 The girl was restrained to bedposts for about a week beginning July 24, according to a complaint filed in court. The document obtained by CBS News alleges that she was abducted from an undisclosed location and restrained to the bed so she could be sexually abused. The other two victims, Sandra Vazquez Ceja and her son, were killed around the time of the alleged abduction,...
    "It's a question we're going to put to our residents. Do they want to include all options to go after, fight for their fair share of taxpayer dollars?" Supervisor Curt Hagman said. "I do think we have to look at anything we can do to enhance services for our residents," Supervisor Joe Baca Jr. agreed. "I’m not in favor of seceding. I’m proud to be from California. I love California."Would it join another state?At the board meeting, Supervisor Dawn Rowe suggested San Bernardino County could join Arizona or Nevada, noting the expenses associated with maintaining an entire state.
    This content was republished with permission from WTOP’s news partners at Maryland Matters. Sign up for Maryland Matters’ free email subscription today. Gov. Larry Hogan, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball, State Highway Administrator Tim Smith and Transportation Secretary Jim Ports mark the completion of the MD 32 widening project. Courtesy Bruce DePuyt State and Howard County officials said the completion of a Maryland Route 32 improvement project will result in faster, safer trips for travelers. Gov. Larry Hogan (R), Howard County Executive Calvin Ball (D), Transportation Secretary Jim Ports and State Highway Administration chief Tim Smith cut a ribbon Thursday to signify the official completion of a five-year effort to improve the road. The state spent $151 million and the county chipped in $17 million to upgrade a nine-mile stretch of the highway, from Interstate 70 in West Friendship to Maryland Route 108 in Clarksville. Guardrails line the median of MD 32 in Howard County. Courtesy Bruce DePuyt Where motorists once found a two-lane road where head-on crashes were common, they now will use a four-lane divided highway with a guardrail in the...
    Thursday is primary and local general election day in Tennessee. People from all over the state are voting today. Many others voted during the July 15-July 30 early voting period. The polls close at 7 p.m., and The Tennessee Star will be posting updates and results throughout the night on key contests. TN-5 Republican Primary  Candidate Number of votes Percentage of total* → Andy Ogles 21,298 36.9% Beth Harwell 14,998 26.0 Kurt Winstead 12,709 22.0 Jeff Beierlein 3,645 7.03 TOTAL VOTES 57,673 91.9 *81 percent reporting so far
    A 64-year-old pedestrian was hospitalized after being struck by a car that left the scene in Morris County, authorities said. The female victim was struck on Main Street near Waverly Place in Madison around 5:20 p.m. on Thursday, August 4, local police said in a release. The victim was taken to Morristown Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. After striking the victim, the suspect vehicle turned onto Waverly Place, took a left onto Lincoln Place, and another left onto Prospect Street before crossing over Main Street and continuing on Greenwood Avenue, authorities said. The vehicle is described as a gray 2000-2005 Toyota Corolla with heavy passenger-side damage and a missing passenger-side hubcap, authorities said. The investigation is being led by the Madison Police Department with help from the Morris County Sherriff’s Office and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit. Anyone with information is asked to call Madison Police Department Detective Sergeant Kenneth Shannon at (973) 593-3000 or Morris County Prosecutor's Office Detective Muhammad Thomas at (973) 285-6200 and refer to case number 22-19580. Anonymous tips can also be...
    ALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) — An arrest has been made in a South Jersey hit-and-run that left a cyclist seriously injured. A good Samaritan chased after the driver and helped police solve the case. Misty Price has undergone two surgeries and was losing faith that this case would get solved. Well, it did thanks to a good Samaritan who she now calls her hero. READ MORE: American Airlines Cutting Back Flights Out Of Philadelphia International Airport This FallOn Thursday, they met for the first time. Three weeks ago Price and Sean Crouch were complete strangers. “I’m sore but I’m going to be fine,” Crouch said. They happened to be riding on Quinton Alloway Road in Alloway Township on July 10 when Price was thrown off her bicycle and seriously injured by a hit-and-run driver. “My radius broke off and came out of the skin,” Price said. Crouch was riding his motorcycle with his wife when he saw a minivan swerve and Price on the ground. “I slowed down, came to a stop. I told my wife, Sandy, get off and...
    PACIFIC GROVE — Bringing an effervescence to Lovers Point in Pacific Grove, the California Seltzer Co. has begun filling the space at 631 Ocean View Blvd. to become the first “seltzery” in California. Veronica Camp, one of the founders of the company, said that during the process of creating the hard seltzer the company is known for, the subject of opening a seltzery was jokingly brought up but gained steam the more the idea was tossed about. “There is a small amount of (seltzeries) in the U.S., … one in Oregon, one in Colorado, and one in North Carolina. But California didn’t have one,” said Camp. After researching possible locations in the state including Sacramento and Napa, the Pacific Grove location bubbled to the top. The site is situated in the crux of the elbow of Ocean View Boulevard directly across from Lovers Point. “I’d traveled here before and I had the fondest memories of Lovers Point,” said Camp. “We saw the spot and we wanted to try to make it happen at that location.” Camp and her two other...
    SHOCKING photos were captured of a Smith Island, Maryland waterspout after an alleged 'tornado' and wild weather destroyed homes in Somerset County. The alleged waterspout was captured on film just after 9pm. 1The waterspout was caught on camera Meteorologist Dan Satterfield tweeted that the waterspout may have become a tornado. Several homes on Smith Island along Rhodes Point have reportedly been damaged. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has released a statement on Twitter, saying emergency management teams are tracking the damage from the storms that swept through the area. "Currently more than 50,000 power outages. Please stay off the roads in affected areas—especially anywhere tree-clearing crews need to work. "Somerset County is reporting that a waterspout landed onshore, causing significant damage on Smith Island. We stand ready to assist the local response." A severe weather statement had been issued by the National Weather Service warning of 45 mile per hour winds and possible hail. More to follow...For the latest news on this story, keep checking back at Sun Online. The-sun.com is your go-to destination for the best celebrity news, sports news, real-life...
    Live from Music Row Thursday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –guest host Aaron Gulbransen welcomed all-star panelist Clint Brewer in-studio to discuss the TN-5 congressional race and money spent in Williamson County senate race by Gary Humble and incumbent Jack Johnson. Gulbransen: All-star panelist Clint Brewer in the studio with me. We were kind of doing like a nuts-and-bolts look at the Tennessee 5th Congressional District race, and we were talking about the county-by-county guesses we’re making about how the candidates could perform, on the break. And I think it’d be to the audience’s benefit to continue that conversation on the air. Of course, one of the wild cards that exists – actually there are two wild cards that exist. You’ve got a very hotly contested Maury County Mayor’s race. So, presumably one or two of the candidates in Maury County like Ogles, and their people probably have a lot of overlap. Presumably one of those candidates can’t stand Ogles....
    Additional signs aimed at preventing speeding are coming to a Fairfax County, Virginia, corridor where two students were hit and killed earlier this summer. The county’s Board of Supervisors this week voted to support a plan that would add “Watch for Children” signs in multiple places on the Blake Lane corridor and several “$200 Additional Fine for Speeding” signs on Blake Lane between Sutton Road and Route 29. It’s the county’s latest push to encourage drivers to slow down on the road near Oakton High School, where a June crash killed two students and seriously injured a third. Supervisor Dalia Palchik, of Providence District, said there’s a team working on education and awareness, in addition to engineering improvements in the area. Palchik said she’d also like to see the lanes less wide, because research indicates wider lanes prompt drivers to speed. More Fairfax County News Many of the county’s roads were built “in the ’90s, in a time when they were focused mostly on getting traffic through as quickly as possible,” Palchik said. “Now, we really are trying...
    PORTSMOUTH—Scioto County Commissioners met on Thursday to discuss a packed agenda and to hear citizen concerns regarding various community development projects. Commissioners expressed at the top of the meeting that several residents had reached out to inquire about trick-or-treat times for the county. “This is likely the most important decision we will make all year,” joked Chairman Scottie Powell. But when it came to designating the date and time for the occasion, Commissioners were all business. “We always tackle this item when we start getting calls,” Powell said. “There’s a lot of people in the community that have to plan accordingly with work and being there for their children.” Commissioners designated Monday, October 31st, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for this year’s trick-or-treat. Though the Commissioners noted that they cannot be responsible for how the weather might behave on the designated night, they hope that the community finds reassurance in the fact that The Farmers’ Almanac apparently calls for clear skies. With trick-or-treat scheduled, Commissioners moved on to unanimously approve a resolution to increase kennel tag fees on registered...
    MULTIPLE people have been found dead after a reported explosion at two homes as police place local buildings on lockdown. The puzzling situation is spread out at multiple scenes across the Cedar County community in Laurel, Nebraska. 1An unknown number of people have been found dead after a reported explosion at two homesCredit: Northeast News Channel Nebraska The Nebraska State Patrol says they're investigating "multiple deaths" at "multiple scenes". A city official told KCAU 9 News they were advised to enter a lockdown status by the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office. More to follow...For the latest news on this story, keep checking back at Sun Online. The-sun.com is your go-to destination for the best celebrity news, sports news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheUSSun.
    Nebraska State Patrol is investigating multiple fatalities after an explosion in the early hours of the morning in Laurel, Nebraska. Officials with hazmat suits can be seen walking towards the scene early Thursday morning.  There are thought to be multiple scenes in Cedar County, with law enforcement concentrated around 3rd and Elm Street. The perimeter is understood to extend beyond the street, with witnesses reporting seeing and hearing an explosion at 3am.  Laurel City Hall officials told DailyMail.com that they were advised to enter a 'recommended' lockdown status by the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office. Witnesses in Wakefield claim that a school there is on lockdown, with other businesses and buildings in Laurel also being told to close ranks. This is a developing story.   The Nebraska State Patrol have confirmed that there have been multiple fatalities in the incident 
    "Want to know why some people are moving to Florida? Because their communities are no longer safe, thanks to prosecutors that think they know better than the people's representatives, and they get to pick and choose which laws that they're enforcing," the Republican governor of Florida said. “State attorneys have a duty to prosecute crimes as defined in Florida law, not to pick and choose which laws to enforce based on his personal agenda,” DeSantis declared. “It is my duty to hold Florida’s elected officials to the highest standards for the people of Florida." "We believe this is a law-and-order state; we are not going to back down," DeSantis proclaimed. DeSantis claimed that money from outside Florida is "really trying to push an agenda" in the state. "I don't think the people of Hillsborough County want to have an agenda that is basically woke, where you're deciding that your view of social justice means that certain laws should be enforced," the governor said. DeSantis referred to how progressive, George Soros-backed San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin was...
    A FAIRGROUND ride has snapped leaving three kids trapped and screaming in fear, family members said. Tessa Brown said the youngsters went on a jet ski simulator at the Summit County Fair in Tallmadge, Ohio on July 29. 3Three kids suffered minor injuries after a fairground ride snapped in OhioCredit: Facebook/Tessa Brown 3The incident happened at the Summit County Fair in Tallmadge on July 29Credit: Facebook/Summit County Fairgrounds She shared a picture of the children beaming as they sat on the ride before it started. Tessa, a personal banker, said the jet ski snapped off its mechanical arm mid-ride. She claimed the boat was on top of the kids as they screamed and cried in fear. Park officials said a car fell around 18 inches to the ground, News19 reported. read more us newsbeast from the deep Terrifying pic shows monster great white shark after spate of maulingsTRAGIC END Sheriff's deputy, 30, found dead in his car a year after surviving fiery crash They revealed that the kids were left strapped in because the safety devices were working properly....
    A suspect mistakenly released from a Los Angeles County jail where he was being held on suspicion of shooting Lady Gaga's dog walker and stealing her French bulldogs has been recaptured, authorities said. James Howard Jackson, 19, was arrested Wednesday nearly five months after he was released from jail while awaiting trial 'due to a clerical error,' the county Sheriff´s Department said in a statement. Jackson was one of five people arrested in connection with the Feb. 24, 2021, attack in Hollywood. James Howard Jackson, 18, who has been accused of shooting Lady Gaga's dogwalker last year, is being sought by the authorities in Los Angeles after he was mistakenly released from jail on Wednesday A photo released by the LA County Sheriff's Department on Friday shows Jackson's distinctive neck tattoo depicting flaming dice   LA County jail records show that Jackson was let go after his charges, including attempted murder, were 'dismissed'; cops are now searching for him Last month, the U.S. Marshals Service announced a reward up to $5,000 for information leading to his arrest. Jackson's arrest comes as...
    Gov. Ron DeSantis' Florida saw nearly twice as many new businesses open than New York did in 2021, according to federal census data. The Sunshine State filed 632,105 new business applications, while the Empire State logged 309,170. Florida's 2021 numbers were a 27% increase from the year prior, while New York's were up 18% from 2020. The numbers are sure to be a boon for DeSantis, who took a hardline stance throughout the pandemic by opting out of severe shutdowns. Throughout the crisis, he argued Florida would be better off in the long run for his Pandemic policies, where were among the most relaxed in the country.  New York, on the other hand, had some of the nation's strictest policies, and census data seems to show that New York's entrepreneurship suffered for it. The numbers are sure to be a boon for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who took a hardline stance throughout the pandemic by opting out of severe shutdowns Florida's top three county's few new business growth were Miami Dade County, with 135,710 businesses; Broward County, with 84,045 applications; and...
    Ohio Attorney General David Yost, Scioto County Sheriff David Thoroughman, Portsmouth Police Chief Debby Brewer, New Boston Police Chief Carl Compton, Scioto County Prosecuting Attorney Shane Tieman, Pike County Sheriff Tracy Evans and Lawrence County Sheriff Jeff Lawless announce that on August 2nd, 2022, at approximately 12:00hrs, Agents with the Southern Ohio Organized and Major Crimes Task Force assisted the United States Marshal Service and Ohio Adult Parole Authority in serving an arrest warrant on a parolee at the Rodeway Inn in Rosemount, Ohio. Arrested was Nathan Willis of Portsmouth, Ohio for an outstanding drug warrant. Parole officers with the Ohio Adult Parole Authority, assisted by Task Force Agents, located a total of 15g of suspected Cocaine and digital scales in Willis’ motel room and vehicle. The case will be forwarded to the Scioto County Prosecutor’s Office to be presented to a Scioto County Grand Jury for consideration of charges. On August 2nd, 2022, at approximately 15:30hrs, Agents with the Southern Ohio Organized and Major Crimes Task Force assisted the Ohio Adult Parole Authority on a home visit of a...
    Mark Wilson/Getty Images Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) was among three people killed in a car accident Wednesday afternoon, according to multiple reports. Walorski, 58, was driving in Elkhart County, Indiana just after noon local time when she was involved in a collision with another vehicle. She was killed, as were two others in her car. A woman in the other car also died at the scene. A statement from the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office confirmed her death: On August 3, 2022 at approximately 12:32 PM the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two vehicle crash on SR 19 south of SR 119. A northbound passenger car traveled left of center and collided head on with a southbound sports utility vehicle. All three occupants in the southbound vehicle died as a result of their injuries: Jackie Walorski, 58, Elkhart, IndianaZachery Potts, 27, Mishawaka, IndianaEmma Thomson, 28, Washington, DC The sole occupant of the northbound vehicle, Edith Schmucker, 56, Nappanee, Indiana was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Elkhart County Coroner’s Office and the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office are conducting the investigation....
    SAN JOSE — A man has been charged with setting a car fire this past weekend that ended in the death of another man sleeping inside, according to authorities. Martin Gustavo Cabrera, 51, was charged with murder Wednesday in the Sunday death at Barnard and Pomona avenues, in an industrial zone off Monterey Road. The San Jose Fire Department was called at 5:47 a.m. Sunday for a report of a vehicle fire. Responding firefighters found a small SUV “engulfed in flames,” fire spokeswoman Erica Ray said. After they put out the fire, firefighters found a person dead inside the vehicle. The victim has not been publicly identified pending his formal identification and notification of his next of kin by the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office. An ensuing investigation conducted by San Jose police and an SJFD arson investigator identified Cabrera as the primary suspect behind the fire. Cabrera was located at a nearby encampment; one day after the fire, he was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail and was being held without bail. Related Articles Crime...
    Fairfax County, Virginia, is moving closer to renaming Lee and Lee-Jackson highways, and their likely monikers will sound familiar to local drivers. On Tuesday, the county’s Board of Supervisors directed county staff to draw up a resolution endorsing the changing of the roads’ names to their route numbers: routes 29 and 50, respectively. The board will vote on the changes at their next meeting, set for Sept. 13. It all follows a yearlong review process in which the public was surveyed. In December, the county’s Confederate Names Task Force recommended renaming both, and it suggested the route numbers as an alternative. More Virginia News More Fairfax County News Other potential names for Lee Highway included Cardinal Highway, Langston Boulevard/Highway, Lincoln-Douglass Highway or Fairfax Boulevard/Highway. Other alternatives for Lee-Jackson included Unity Highway, Fairfax Boulevard and Blue and Gray Highway. And after conducting outreach to businesses and homes along the roadways, county staff gave a presentation to the board June 14 detailing what a name change would involve. The presentation “provided information on the cost of signage, actions undertaken by...
    Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, who was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2002, has a very right-wing voting record. But in the Trumpified Republican Party of 2022, it isn’t uncommon for arch-conservative Republicans to be told that they aren’t conservative enough — and the 70-year-old GOP senator now finds himself being formally censured by the Collin County, Texas Republican Party. On Monday, August 1, according to Dallas Morning News reporter Emily Caldwell, the Collin County GOP “passed a resolution” to censure Cornyn “over actions the party believes run counter to the core principles of the Republican Party of Texas, including his work on recent federal gun violence legislation.” Cornyn has long described himself as a “leading defender of” the U.S. Constitution’s 2nd Amendment, and he has been very friendly with the National Rifle Association (NRA) over the years. But as the Collin County GOP sees it, Cornyn committed a cardinal sin when he helped advance a gun safety bill in the U.S. Senate. President Joe Biden signed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act of 2022 into law in late...
    (CNN) — A kidnapped girl’s escape in Alabama led to the discovery of two decomposing bodies and the arrest of a man now facing murder charges, authorities said. Police got a call Monday morning from a driver about a girl wandering alone on a county road near Dadeville, Tallapoosa County Sheriff Jimmy Abbett said Tuesday at a news conference. The girl, who is 12, told deputies she had just escaped from a home where she had been restrained to bed posts for about a week. She said she had chewed through her restraints — breaking her orthodontic braces in the process. Her wrists bore “marks consistent with restraint,” the criminal complaint said. The girl had been given alcohol to stay “in a drugged state,” the complaint states. She had not been reported missing, the sheriff said. Hours later, a 37-year-old man was arrested 25 miles away in Auburn on suspicion of first-degree kidnapping. While searching his home, detectives found two decomposed bodies, the sheriff said. A forensics team is working to identify the corpses, he said, and how and when...
    Reyes was taken into custody in Auburn by U.S. Marshals and the Auburn Police Department and was later transported to Tallapoosa County Jail. He has been charged with first-degree kidnapping, three counts of capital murder, and two counts of abuse of a corpse in connection with the bodies. When asked whether authorities expect to find additional bodies, Tallapoosa County District Attorney Jeremy Duerr said, "We expect additional charges just based on interviewing all participants."
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The husband of U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi pleaded not guilty Wednesday to misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence related to a May car crash in Napa County. Paul Pelosi, 82, did not appear in person Wednesday at Napa County Superior Court. His attorney Amanda Bevins entered not guilty pleas for him on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury and driving with a 0.08% blood alcohol level or higher causing injury. State law allows for DUI misdemeanor defendants to appear through their attorney unless ordered otherwise by the court. He was arrested following a May 28 crash near Yountville after a DUI test showed he had a blood alcohol content level of 0.082%. The blood sample was taken about two hours after the collision occurred at 10:17 p.m., the Napa County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement. Pelosi’s 2021 Porsche collided in an intersection with a 2014 Jeep, according to the California Highway Patrol. Prosecutors filed the case as a misdemeanor because of the injuries sustained by the...
    Paul Pelosi, 82, pleaded not guilty to two counts of driving under the influence - two months after his arrest in Yountville, California Paul Pelosi has pleaded not guilty to two counts of driving under the influence, two months after his arrest in Napa County, California.  Pelosi, who has a home in nearby St. Helena, did not appear for the arraignment on Wednesday and was instead represented by his lawyer Amanda Bevin during the 10-minute hearing in front of Judge Monique Langhorne. Twenty-year veteran Langhorne was a last-minute addition to the case, swapped in after being booted from a different trial at the request of the public defender. The brief hearing concluded with a settlement conference being scheduled for August 23.  Pelosi could face up to one year of prison or license suspension for each count, according to the complaint.  Bevin declined to comment outside court, but District Attorney Allison Haley spoke briefly to deny reports that she is in cahoots with Justice Langhorne. She said she had made a $100 donation to the judge's election campaign in 2018 and...
    A 12-year-old girl escaped from her kidnapper who tied her to a bedpost and drugged her with alcohol, by chewing through her restraints. Her escape led police to find two decomposed bodies in his home.  Jose Paulino Pascual-Reyes, 37, has been charged with first-degree kidnapping, two counts of capital murder, and two counts of abuse of a corpse in Dadeville, Alabama, on Tuesday.  The girl, who was not identified by police, was found by a motorist around 8.30am on Monday while she was walking down County Road 34. After picking up the child, the driver immediately called 911, according to AL.com.  She was reportedly assaulted, drugged with alcohol, and tied to a bedpost during her week-long captivity and only managed to escape by chewing through her restraints, damaging her braces, according to WSFA.  The girl was not reported missing, according to The New York Times.   Jose Paulino Pascual-Reyes, 37, was arrested for allegedly kidnapping and assaulting a 12-year-old girl. He has been charged with kidnapping, as well as, capital murder and abuse of a corpse after police found two bodies...
    A Sonoma County deputy shot and killed a 36-year-old man who led officers on a wild foot chase through rural wine country before threatening deputies with a claw hammer, tiller and rocks, authorities said. The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office on Monday identified the man who died in the Friday morning encounter as David Pelaez Chavez of Lower Lake. In a statement, the department said Chavez was chased off two properties by armed homeowners, stole and crashed a truck and utility vehicle after driving them through vineyard gates and property fences, and finally fled on bare feet through heavy brush and up steep hillsides. The two deputies caught up with him at a creek bed, where he held a claw hammer and tiller in one hand and a large river rock in the other, police said. They ordered him to drop the items but he “continued to yell nonsensical statements” and threatened to throw the rock. He dropped the rock, but quickly leaned down to pick up another large river rock, “and made a movement that indicated he was threatening to...
    OAKLAND — The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office charged an off-duty San Francisco Fire Department firefighter Monday with attempted murder in connection with a weekend injury shooting. Oakland police responded to a report of a shooting victim around 6:30 p.m., Sunday near 30th and Chestnut streets in West Oakland before later learning that a 45-year-old man had been shot at 1:53 p.m., at a home in the 2500 block of 63rd Avenue. According to a probable-cause declaration by an Oakland police officer, the victim had been involved in a dispute with Bryon Pointer, 29, over paperwork involved in sales of puppies. Soon after that dispute, the victim followed Pointer to the 63rd Avenue home, where he “intentionally damaged” vehicles belonging to Pointer and Pointer’s sister, the declaration said. After the victim got back in his own vehicle, Pointer then used a semi-automatic firearm to shoot at Johnson at least four times, hitting him in his back and his the right side of his neck. The victim managed to drive away to a West Oakland address before contacting police several hours...
    A Bay Area murder investigation that went unsolved for more than 30 years has finally been closed, according to the Santa Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s Office Investigators, in partnership with the Merced Coroner’s Office, have concluded that Gregory Marc Riviera allegedly killed Juliette Rivera, 25, of Alameda, in the summer of 1992, a San Mateo County press release stated. Riviera died on Jan. 29, 2022. And when the Merced County Coroner’s Office conducted a fingerprint analysis to locate his next of kin, they discovered that they matched a wanted man who had been on the run for decades. On July 7, 1992, Rivera, of Alameda, was reported missing to police. During the course of their investigation, Alameda Police Department investigators began to suspect that Riviera, a then-50-year-old acquaintance of Rivera, was potentially involved in the young woman’s disappearance. According to the release, authorities found “numerous inconsistencies” in statements Riviera made. A little over a week after Rivera went missing, a farm worker in a rural coastal area of unincorporated San Mateo County found a decomposed body of a young woman...
    Maricopa County's top prosecutor issued a cease-and-desist letter to a GOP candidate who suggested felt-tip pens can’t be trusted, prompting voters to steal them from at least two polling locations on primary election day. Gail Golec, a Republican running for a seat on the county’s board of supervisors, received the letter from Attorney General Rachel Mitchell on Tuesday, urging her to stop her “call to steal the pens” and to “immediately tweet a retraction, acknowledging that no one should steal pens from voting locations and urging that no one should do so.” At least two polling places at Desert Hills Community Church of the Nazarene in Phoenix and Faith Baptist Church in Glendale reported missing pens, according to the New York Times. MICHIGAN GOP CANCELS ELECTION WATCH PARTY OVER THREATS OF VIOLENCE “Ironically, concerned about law breaking, Maricopa County is really afraid that people will steal the pens,” Golec said in a tweet responding to Mitchell’s letter. “What if they ran out and they did not get enough ballots into the adjudication cycle? My intention is...
    Tuesday night marks the 39th annual National Night Out, and there will be events across D.C. Maryland and Virginia. National Night Out aims for the police and the community to come together to try to build bridges. According to the National Night Out website, “it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.” See a list of community events around the D.C. below. DC Each police district in the nation’s capital will host an event. “On National Night Out, we come together and recognize that across all eight wards, we share a common goal — to build a safer, stronger D.C.,” Mayor Muriel Bowser said in a statement. “This is an opportunity to get know your neighbors, to connect with representatives from D.C. Government, and to meet the officers who patrol our neighborhoods.” District Location Time First District (Kick-Off location) Lincoln Park 1100 East Capitol Street NE 5pm-8pm Second District Guy Mason Recreation Center 3600 Calvert Street NW 5pm-8pm Third District Kennedy Recreation Center 1401 7th Street...
    Violent crime is rising in San Jose and, according to Santa Clara County’s own data, nearly 50% of individuals arrested in our county who are released before their trials violate the terms of their release by reoffending or failing to appear in court. According to San Jose police, between January 2020 and April 2022 they arrested 43 individuals who went on to be arrested 10 or more times each. The top offender is accused of committing 34 or more crimes during this 28-month period. In short, there are now hundreds of victims of crime who have the right to ask their County government why it is continually re-releasing individuals who persist in committing serious criminal offenses. While there has recently been a small step in the right direction from our local courts, which have decided to let the “zero bail” COVID-19 policies lapse, a majority of the County Board of Supervisors continues to support policies that see even serious offenders released after they have violated the terms of their release. Now Supervisor Cindy Chavez is telling The Mercury News that...
    CRESCENT CITY — A man convicted in Santa Clara County being held at Pelican Bay State Prison has been accused of killing another inmate at the correctional facility, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. The death was reported Friday evening at the prison located in Crescent City near the Oregon border. That afternoon, correctional officers and medical staff responded to a dayroom — a shared space for members of a housing unit — and found the aftermath of an attack that left a 22-year-old man seriously injured. The man, identified as Uriel Otero, died from his injuries. Soon after, 23-year-old Fernando Torres Lopez was identified as the attack suspect. Torres Lopez was put into segregated housing pending an investigation by the prison, the Del Norte County District Attorney’s Office and the Del Norte County Coroner. No one else was injured in the reported attack. Torres Lopez was sentenced to 19 years and eight months in prison on Aug. 16, 2021, after he was convicted in the South Bay of attempted second-degree murder, carrying a firearm in public...
    Live from Music Row Monday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed candidate for TN-61, attorney Gino Bulso, in-studio to discuss his top two agenda items for his district in Williamson County, Tennessee. Leahy: We are joined in-studio by Gino Bulso, who is running for state representative in Williamson County. Good morning, Gino. Bulso: Good morning, Michael. Thank you for having me back. Leahy: Williamson County: What part of the county does the district in which you are running cover? Bulso: District 61 is principally the northeast corner of Williamson County. It covers most of Brentwood but then expands west all the way to the Horseshoe Bend community on Vaughn Road and down to Sneed Road and then further out west to Temple Hills and then all the way south to Highway 96 into Franklin and then back to 65. Leahy: That’s quite a district. Bulso: It’s a good chunk. Leahy: If you go 65 down to 96 and then you...
    America’s first polio patient in nearly a decade was infected with the same strain of the virus as was spotted in Jerusalem and London earlier this year, researchers say. Testing revealed the Jewish man in his 20s and from Rockland County, New York — who was paralyzed by the disease — caught type 2 vaccine-derived polio virus (VDPV), like that detected in wastewater in the other nations. It suggests there may be ‘multiple’ transmission chains of the virus circulating globally, polio expert Dr Adam Ratner told DailyMail.com. Today New York City’s Department of Health confirmed the virus had been detected in wastewater samples taken in Rockland County in early June. Health officials said this was a warning sign for anyone who has not got vaccinated against polio, once the most feared disease in America, to do so. Polio is more dangerous in children. Testing revealed the patient was infected with the same strain that had been detected in London and Jerusalem earlier this year (file photo) Testing at labs run by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) revealed that the...
    ROCKVILLE TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) — A large truck crashed and knocked down poles and wires in Upper Bucks County Monday afternoon. Chopper 3 was over the scene at Dublin Pike and Mountain View Drive in East Rockville Township. PP&L is on the scene to make repairs. The roadway is currently closed and if you are traveling in that direction you will need to detour.
    A TEENAGE girl was mysteriously found dead in her home in late June - now her family is seeking answers as her killer remains loose. Authorities ruled 13-year-old Hailey Perkins' death a homicide just days after the teen's lifeless body was found inside her Pueblo County, Colorado, home on June 27. 4Haley Perkins, 13, was mysteriously found dead inside her Pueblo County, Colorado, home on June 27Credit: Angelus Pueblo 4Over a month after her death, police have yet to announce a suspectCredit: Pueblo County Sheriff's Office 4Hailey's family held a memorial for the teen on SaturdayCredit: KKTV It's been over a month since Hailey's death and investigators are no closer to identifying her killer. On Saturday, Hailey's family gathered to remember her by tubing down the Arkansas River, one of the things she enjoyed doing most. “This was one of Hailey’s favorite things to do," Candice Otero, the teen's older cousin, told KKTV, revealing that just a year ago, Hailey saved her mother from drowning in the same river. "She almost a year ago floated down the river and saved...
    After its called special session on July 28, the Bulloch County Board of Education announced its intention to increase the 2022 property taxes it will levy this year by 5.54 percent over the rollback millage rate. The public hearings on this tax increase are scheduled to be held on August 8 and August 15. Each year, the Bulloch County Board of Assessors is required to review the assessed value for property tax purposes of taxable property in the county.  When the trend of prices on properties that have recently sold in the county indicate there has been an increase in the fair market value of any specific property, the board of assessors is required by law to re-determine the value of such property and adjust the assessment.  This is called a reassessment. When the total digest of taxable property is prepared, Georgia law requires a rollback millage rate to be computed that will produce the same total revenue on the current year’s digest that last year’s millage rate would have...
    Nearly half the counties in the U.S. are areas where federal health officials say the impact of COVID-19 on the health system is high, and masks are recommended indoors. A map of the U.S. on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website shows large pockets of orange across the U.S., indicating counties at the high level. About 45% of counties are in the high level, according to the CDC data. About 36% of U.S. counties are in the medium level, and about 19% at the low level. At the high level, everyone — regardless of vaccination status — is recommended to wear a mask indoors, per CDC guidelines. COVID-19 community levels across the U.S. (Courtesy CDC) But while those levels are high in other parts of the U.S., the D.C. region has been spared — at least so far. Most of the D.C. region remains at the medium level, at which people are encouraged to check with their doctors about wearing a mask in indoor public areas if they are at high risk of severe illness. Some areas remain...
    By Beth LeBlanc | The Detroit News Lansing – The Michigan Court of Appeals ruled Monday that county prosecutors can enforce Michigan’s ban on abortion despite a state judge’s injunction currently blocking state officials from enforcing the ban. The ruling could allow county prosecutors to file criminal charges against doctors and health workers who provide abortion services under Michigan’s 1931 abortion ban. The 91-year-old law contains a narrow exception for abortion in cases when terminating a pregnancy is necessary to save the life of the mother. The Court of Appeals order does not take effect for 21 days to allow time for a possible appeal, during which time Planned Parenthood of Michigan will be exploring its options regarding the ruling, the group said in a statement. “Planned Parenthood of Michigan will continue to provide abortion services in accordance with the law,” the statement said. “PPMI patients can keep their appointments and our doors remain open.” David Kallman, a lawyer for the two prosecutors in the case, pushed back on the group’s claim that a 21-day appeal period stayed the effectiveness...
    REAL Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong will be appearing on the Real Housewives of Orange County. The switch makes her the first Housewife to star in multiple franchises. 5Taylor Armstrong will be jumping to the RHOC 5Taylor starred in three seasons of RHOBH People exclusively revealed that Taylor will be jumping to the RHOC for its 17th season. No word yet if she will be a main cast member of the season, or will just be making appearances. The reality star was a regular on RHOBH for three seasons, returning several times as a guest star. She also appeared on "The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip: Ex-Wives Club," featuring members from New York, Atlanta, Orange County and Beverly Hills. READ MORE REAL HOUSEWIVESULTIMATE BETRAYAL Real Housewives fans furious after Peacock delays Ultimate Girls TripDU-BYE? Real Housewives fans fear franchise will be CANCELED after ratings plummet Taylor moved to Orange County from Beverly Hills after the death of her first husband Russell Armstrong. During season two of RHOBH Russell Armstrong's death was documented on the show....
    A 29-year-old sheriff's deputy and father-of-three was struck and killed by a drunk driver during his final traffic stop on the last day of his field training. Lorenzo Bustos was struck by the vehicle at around 12.50am on Friday morning after being struck by a vehicle as he stood behind his patrol car on Highway 155 South in Noonday, Texas. The Smith County Sheriff's Office reported that the force of the car which hit Bustos knocked him under the patrol vehicle, where a second officer completing the traffic stop was sat in the passenger seat. Bustos' colleague got out of the cop car to try and help the sheriff's deputy. After being taken to Tyler hospital, Bustos died from his injuries five hours later.   Two people who were in the vehicle have been taken into custody. The person driving the car was 21-year-old Daniel Nyabuto, from Grand Prairie, was arrested and charged with intoxication assault. Smith County Sheriff's Office have said it will be upgraded to intoxication manslaughter. Lorenzo Bustos (pictured), a 29-year-old sheriff's deputy and father-of-three was struck and...