Republican senators are asking the Treasury Department for reports on former Vice President Joe Biden’s son.Reuters reports the Republican chairmen of two Senate committees sent a letter to the Treasury Department requesting reports of fraud or money laundering in the business dealings between Hunter Biden and a Ukraine energy firm.It is unclear at this time if any such reports exist.The request comes as Republicans look for ways to defend President Trump against a Democrat-led impeachment inquiry.This story is developing.
A devastating nightmare continues for a one-week old baby from Miami Dade. The search for baby Andrew is stretching from South Florida up to Pasco County.Baby Andrew vanished from his home on Tuesday in Miami-Dade County’s Redlands community after his father allegedly shot and killed his mother, grandmother and great grandmother. His father, 49-year-old Ernesto Caballeiro then shot and killed himself in Pasco County but the baby wasn’t there. Two shootings this week left him an orphan, and his relatives are desperate to find him.With the help of surveillance video, detectives were able to see the baby, who was born Jan. 18, in the arms of his father before his death, but the child was gone when law enforcement found Caballeiro’s body.Deputies searched the woods in Pasco County. The crime scene was more than 300 miles from where Caballeiro took the newborn baby from his mother while holding an AR-15 rifle, police said.Garcia’s 9-year-old daughter survived the bloodshed and it is hoped that Baby Andrew is still alive too.
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RED BANK – At times, some of the homeless people in theTwo River area camp out in empty buildings, bus stop shelters or underneath therailway bridge over the Navesink. Homeless Connect Incold winter months they might pass the night sitting in emergency rooms andpolice station lobbies. During times of severe weather, when a Code Blue alertis declared by the county Office of Emergency Management, they now have theoption of sleeping in a warming center in either Red Bank or Asbury Park. Thecounty’s Homeless Connect event is timed to complement the national 2019 Point-In-Timesurvey, a census of all persons in sheltering programs (emergency shelter,transitional housing and safe haven programs), as well as the unshelteredpopulation identified on the night of the count. Warming Centers Othersites included St. Mark’s Soup Kitchen in Keansburg, Jersey Shore RescueMission in Asbury Park and New Beginnings Agape Christian Center in Freehold. Thewarming center is currently only open to men. Homeless women seeking shelterfrom the cold are offered transportation to a facility in Asbury Park. Wheninside, guests are provided hygiene packages and can take a shower in one oftwo washing areas. They can also change out of wet clothing. Butthe Rev. Darlene Wilson, Pilgrim Baptist’s community outreach minister, hasnoticed fewer people coming to Homeless Connect. Weirsaid about 30 homeless or underprivileged adults ventured to the PilgrimBaptist Church seeking food, clothing and various services like free healthscreenings and employment assistance. Later that afternoon, even more stopped in. “Wehad a lot less people join us today than in previous years,” said Wilson. “In aperfect world, if we saw nobody walk through these doors it would be awonderful thing, because it would mean there are no homeless people. But on theother hand, given the state the country is in right now, it pains my heart toeven think it’s a possibility that someone may be scared to come through thesedoors.” Accordingto the Jan. 23, 2018 count, a total of 228 households, including 335 individuals,were experiencing homelessness in Monmouth County on that day. She believes some members of the at-risk population had sent friends or family in their place to collect donated goods. “Imet a man today who came in for some warm clothes and blankets. When I askedwhere he was staying, he told me he had a sleeping bag that he sets up in acemetery nearby,” said Kathleen Weir, the director of Monmouth County Divisionof Social Services. “These people are out there living among us and they needour help.” OnWednesday, Jan. 23, Weir and others were trying to meet, document and helphomeless people at the annual Project Homeless Connect event at Pilgrim BaptistChurch on Shrewsbury Avenue in Red Bank. NJ Counts!Point-In-Time Survey InNovember, Monmouth County established a new warming center next door to PilgrimBaptist Church at 172 Shrewsbury Ave., in partnership with JBJ Soul Kitchen,Lunch Break and with support from the county’s Dept. of Human Services duringincidences of severe cold weather, also known as “Code Blue” events. This hasallowed social services to connect better with people experiencinghomelessness, and will affect future counts. Onhand to provide care and information were representatives from the MentalHealth Association, Red Bank Resource Network, Monmouth Cares, Monmouth CountyDivision of Social Services, the County Office of Aging, the County Division ofVeterans and Disabilities Services, the Visiting Nurse Association and LunchBreak. The2018 totals showed an increase over 2017. In that survey, 184 households and299 individuals were experiencing homelessness. “Ourunderprivileged people may not be coming out to this event like they used to,but when I see nine people coming to the warming center last night, you knowthese people are out there. That’s just nine men. How many more do we not evenknow about? It’s our mission to reach them. And if this event doesn’t work,we’ll find another way.”