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Buncombe County Orders Residents to Stay Home for 2 Weeks

first_imgBuncombe County has issued what amounts to a “shelter-in-place” order for all residents of the county in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Read the entire order below: The measure goes into effect at 8 p.m. March 26 at and lasts through 6 a.m. April 9. Officials may change or extend the declaration as they see fit.center_img Buncombe Stay Home Stay Saf… by trunkle54 on Scribdlast_img

University student denied the right to buy cold medicine due to his Puerto Rican driver’s license

first_imgA Purdue University student is reporting that he was denied the right to purchase cold medicine at his local CVS store because the clerk would not accept his Puerto Rican driver’s license and demanded that he produce a U.S issued license or paperwork to complete the purchase.The incident was reported at a CVS in West LaFayette, Indiana.The customer, Jose Guzman Payano, reported that he had been battling a cold and went to the establishment to purchase Mucinex and some other items. Payano says when the clerk scanned the cold medicine they asked him for his ID which he had no problem producing. Payano says when he gave his ID to the clerk, the clerk handed the ID back to him and asked him for a U.S issued license.  Payano then told the clerk that “A Puerto Rican license is a U.S.-issued license.” “Puerto Rico is a part of the United States. It’s a United States territory.” The clerk still refused to accept his license so Payano who says he has encountered this situation before while traveling, produced his passport, however, the clerk would not accept his that either.The third-year engineering student says he left the store with tears in his eyes and went home to file a complaint. He was told that a representative would be in contact with him in a week’s time, however, he never received any other communication from the store.Payano then contacted his local news station WRTV who were thankfully able to solicit a response from the company.A company spokeswoman then issued an apology for the confusion and reported that they would be retraining their staff on what types of ID’s should be accepted:“We are committed to ensuring that every customer receives courteous, outstanding service in our stores and we apologize to the customer for his recent experience. We are fully investigating this matter to learn more about what occurred and we are seeking to speak with the customer directly,” the statement read. “While our employees must adhere to laws and regulation requiring identification for the purchase of certain over-the-counter medication, we do consider Puerto Rican driver’s licenses to be valid identification.”Payano says while he is grateful that the issue is being solved, this situation speaks to countless other situations that he encounters everyday because he is from Puerto Rico.last_img read more

Wellington Rec Rap: Paint your Art Out, March Madness Dance, and 2 egg hunts ahead

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Businessman Charles Muhangi dead

first_img“I can now confirm that there is a lifeless body, our team is still collecting more information on ground and the body is to be taken to Mulago for postmortem,” Owoyesigyire said.Muhangi’s lifeless body was reportedly found lying in his bed by his child around 7:30am. The Igara East MP, Michael Mawanda is among the more than 30 people URN found at the late Muhangi’s home.Mawanda says the deceased’s family, told him that Muhangi retired to bed at 1am after holding meetings with unnamed people at his home. “They told me by the time he went to sleep he was well and didn’t complain of anything,” Mawanda told URN.He however, says the family was shocked to find Muhangi’s lifeless body in his bed this morning. Mary Karooro Okurut, the Minister of General Duties in the Office of the Prime Minister couldn’t speak much only saying “It’s sad. We are still in great shock over his passing.” MuhangiKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Businessman and rally ace Charles Muhangi is dead. Vincent Sekaate, the CID Spokesperson Kampala has confirmed Muhangi’s death.However, details about the death are still scanty. Muhangi has been embroiled in a wrangle with businessman, Drake Lubega over the ownership of Qualicel Bus Terminal in Kampala.Last month, President Museveni met the two businessmen and agreed to settle their dispute.Muhangi, a former African Rally Champion, was the also the owner of Horizon Coaches.Muhangi and co driver Byaruhanga were the first Black Africans to win the African Rally Championship back in 1999.He was best known in motor sport circles for his bravado, and drove a Subaru Impreza he dubbed Ekitaguriro as he took on the established stars of the nineties and early 2000s.Police seal off Muhangi homeScene of Crime Officers early Thursday sealed off the home of  Muhangi to collect information relating to his death.The team is led by the Kabalagala Division Police Commander, Edrisa Kyeyune. Shortly after arriving at the home in Lower Mawanga in Buziga in Makindye Division, the officers sealed it off before entering the house to draw a sketch of the crime scene.The Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Luke Owoywsigyire, says once the Scene of Crime Officers are done, Muhangi’s body will be transferred to Mulago National Referral Hospital for postmortem. Details to followShare on: WhatsAppcenter_img Willy Robert, the Lower Mawanga Village Chairperson, describes Muhangi’s death as sad.*****URNlast_img read more

Remains of missing Florida mother found

first_imgAuthorities later discovered that Montalvo’s phone had been turned off and that her car was abandoned about 8-miles from her son’s grandparent’s home.After conducting an extensive search of the father and grandparent’s home Friday, authorities discovered Montalvo’s remains.Montalvo’s ex-husband Christopher Otero-Rivera and his father Angel Rivera were arrested Friday on unrelated charges, however, according to court records both men are now facing a premeditated murder charge and are being held without bond. The Osceola County Sheriff’s department is reporting that investigators have found the remains of a mother who was reported missing last week after she failed to pick up her son from school.35-year-old Nicole Montalvo went missing on October 21st after she dropped her 8-year-old son off to his father and grandparent’s home. Authorities were then notified about her disappearance Tuesday afternoon when she failed to pick up her son from school and no one was able to get in touch with her.Florida mother reported missing after failing to pick up son from schoollast_img read more

Jeffrey Epstein’s autopsy consistent with homicide not suicide, expert says

first_imgA renowned forensic pathologist says Jeffrey Epstein may not have taken his own life.In an exclusive interview with Fox & Friends, Dr. Michael Baden said Epstein’s injuries appeared more consistent with homicidal strangulation rather than suicidal hanging.Epstein’s brother hired New York City’s former chief medical examiner to observe his brother’s autopsy after he was found hanged in his Manhattan lockup in August.Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Barbara Sampson ruled his death a suicide “after careful review of all investigative information, including complete autopsy findings.”Baden, however, disputed those findings noting in Wednesday’s interview that what he found was something “he’s not seen in a suicidal hanging in 50 years. ”After reviewing the autopsy, Dr. Baden said he found two fractures on the side of Epstein’s larynx, and another fracture on a bone above the Adam’s Apple emphasizing that both appeared “extremely unusual.”The 66-year-old millionaire’s death came about a month after his arrest on federal sex trafficking charges, and just days after he was taken off suicide watch.Epstein’s case was highly publicized while he was alive, and his death has not been any different as a whirlwind of allegations and conspiracy theories continue to go viral.This story is developing.last_img read more

Police search for women who went on shopping spree after stealing elderly victim’s wallet

first_imgThey then went to another store where they attempted to purchase several other items but the victim’s cards declined.Authorities are now asking for the public’s help in identifying the women. If you recognize either of these women you are asked to call St. Petersburg Police at 727-893-7780. Reference report# 2019-050215 The St. Petersburg Police Department is currently searching for two women who reportedly stole a wallet from an elderly woman and then went on a shopping spree.The incident was reported on November 15th.Authorities say the 75-year-old victim was shopping for groceries when the women somehow gained access to the victim’s wallet. The women immediately went to another store where they purchased $5,000 worth of electronics and gift cards.last_img read more

Police investigate another possible trespassing incident at Mar-a-Lago

first_imgAnother possible trespassing incident at Mar-A-lago calls Palm Beach police to open an investigation.According to reports, police were called on Wednesday. No further details were details.Earlier this year, police arrested a woman who was accused of lying to Secret Service agents to gain access to the club.Chinese businesswoman sentenced to eight months for Trespassing at Mar-a-Lagolast_img

Man kills four of his neighbors’ dogs to make “doggy coat”

first_imgA Kentucky man has been arrested after he reportedly killed and skinned four dogs to make what he called a “doggy coat.”38-year-old Jonathan D. Watkins was arrested on December 23rd after one of his neighbor’s contacted police about the incident.The neighbor told authorities that Watkins showed up to their home around 1:20 pm covered in blood and asking for a cigarette. When the neighbor inquired why Watkins was covered in blood, Watkins replied  “I’ve been skinning dogs.”The neighbor says he didn’t initially believe Watkins, however, when the neighbor went walking by Watkins home later that afternoon, they saw what they believed to be four animal skins and two dog carcasses on his porch. That’s when the neighbor called police.Authorities say two residents contacted them earlier about their missing dogs, however, authorities had not been able to locate them.When a trooper made contact with Watkins about the missing dogs and the carcasses on his porch, Watkins told the trooper: “I’m making myself a Doggy Coat. ” He then went on to say that he didn’t see anything wrong with making the coat and  that he killed the animals by “stabbing them in the heart” before he skinned them and abandoned their carcasses over a nearby hill.Watkins is now facing animal cruelty charges in addition to charges for tampering with physical evidence.last_img read more

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington Welcomes Jeff Engle as…

first_imgFacebook8Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest WashingtonBig Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington today announced the selection of Jeff Engle as the new CEO.Jeff Engle is the new CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington. Photo courtesy: Big Brothers Big Sisters“We’re very excited to have Jeff on board,” said Big Brothers Big Sisters Board President Mark Boyer. “It was a tough selection process. We had a lot of highly qualified applicants, but ultimately felt that Jeff’s professional experience and personal investment in the community made him the best candidate.”Engle has an extensive background in management and business development. He is also very familiar with the mission and values of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington as he has served as a Big Brother since 2012.“I am fortunate to have the opportunity to serve with a very talented and passionate group of individuals that live the mission every day,” says Engle. “I have experienced firsthand the positive affect mentoring has on at-risk youth and the vital role that Big Brothers Big Sisters plays in the community. I look forward to continuing the great work of the organization, expanding services within our five-county service area, recruiting more community members to volunteer as mentors, and ensuring the agency is fiscally sound.”Engle and his wife Cheryl Selby reside in Olympia. They are active in the community supporting numerous local organizations. In addition, Jeff enjoys tennis, hiking, golf, travel and being a grandfather in his spare time.Engle has begun the transition process and will assume full responsibility on September 1.About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest WashingtonOur mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.We serve children and youth ages 5-18 years old in the region of Thurston, Mason, Lewis, Pacific, and Grays Harbor counties. We are one of the only evidence-based, volunteer supported organizations that does not charge a fee to the children or families that we serve.To learn more, please visit the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington website and like us on Facebook.last_img read more