Mother charged in death of missing 2-year-old Virginia boy

first_imgiStock(HAMPTON, Va.) — Police in Virginia now believe a 2-year-old boy missing for almost a week is dead, and they charged his mother with three counts of felony child neglect on Saturday.Hampton Police Chief Terry Sult said at a news conference late Friday evening that authorities believe Noah “to be deceased.”“Tonight we are announcing an arrest related to the disappearance of Noah Tomlin,” Sult said at a late Friday news conference. “We are arresting Julia Tomlin, 34-year-old Hampton woman, mother of Noah, in connection with his disappearance. Charges are pending.”The toddler was last seen when he was put to bed at about 1 a.m. Monday at his mobile home in Hampton, police said.His mother told police that she went to check on him at around 11 a.m. Monday and didn’t find him, authorities have said, adding that she reported him missing at 11:35 a.m. — sparking a massive search.“This leaves us a little bit speechless,” Sult said Friday night. “But the search for Noah continues. We’ll never give up hope.”Sult said the search was “intensifying” with a “more specific focus, starting now.” He did not offer further specifics.The FBI and several local law enforcement agencies have been involved in the five-day search.“Since that time, an intensive search has been underway,” Sult told reporters Wednesday. “We’re looking at everything from the child walking off to the abduction scenario.”“We have looked on land, water. We have checked trash, dumpsters. We have checked neighborhoods, houses, underneath buildings, in sheds,” Sult said.The mother had been working with detectives, Sult said earlier in the week, and said “she’s holding up as about as well as you could expect under the circumstances.”Noah’s mother told Hampton ABC affiliate WVEC-TV via text on Wednesday, “I’m working real hard with law enforcement to help find my baby. I can’t have my location known or whereabouts of my other children for their safety.”Julia Tomlin served several months in prison in 2010 for felony child neglect, according to online state court records. Norfolk, Virginia, CBS affiliate WTKR-TV cited further court records in reporting this week that Tomlin spent five months behind bars, after her then-1-year-old daughter was severely burned when she sat the child down on a hot stove, and then failed to take her to the hospital for days. According to the records cited by WTKR-TV, Tomlin had five kids at the time. Authorities have not disclosed how many children were in Tomlin’s care when Noah went missing on Monday. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Two police officers shot at Walmart in Arkansas, suspect killed: Police

first_imgbgwalker/iStock(FORREST CITY, Ark.) — Two police officers were shot while responding to an incident inside a Walmart in Forrest City, Arkansas, on Monday morning, police said.The shooting unfolded after police got a call around 10:24 a.m. about an individual making threats inside the Walmart, Forrest City Police Chief Deon Lee said at a news conference.The suspect was killed and the injured officers are expected to be OK, Lee said. The prayers of the ASP are with the 2 Forrest City officers that were injured this morning in a shooting at Walmart. The ASP Criminal Investigation Division has been requested to conduct an investigation of the incident. Please stay away from the area if at all possible.— AR State Police (@ARStatePolice) February 10, 2020 Eugene Watlington, a seasoned detective, is undergoing surgery, Lee said.Lt. Eric Varner, who has been on the force for over a decade, has already been treated and released from the hospital, Lee said.Forrest City is about 90 miles east of Little Rock.“The prayers of the ASP are with the 2 Forrest City officers that were injured,” the state police tweeted.Walmart spokesperson Scott Pope said in a statement, “We are aware of the incident that took place at our store in Forrest City.”“We will continue to work with the Forrest City Police Department to assist in their investigation,” Pope said.The Arkansas State Police’s criminal investigation division has been requested to investigate, Arkansas State Police spokesman Bill Sadler told ABC News. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Chief Ethics Officer: The last thing a bank needs

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Ron ShevlinIn an article titled To Restore Trust in Banks, Build Ethics into Business Decisions in American Banker, the authors wrote:“If a bank decides to have a formally designated individual (i.e., Chief Ethics Officer) with principal ethics responsibility, what steps should it consider to make the role effective? Such an executive could update and promulgate the company’s ethics policy and be responsible for training employees about their ethical responsibilities. He or she could help to illuminate decisions about what is “right or wrong,” even where there may be a legal argument to justify an institution’s proposed products, pricing or conduct. He or she also could be the senior officer to whom whistleblower complaints would be directed. The ethics officer might also be charged with identifying and investigating wrongdoing involving individual conduct to help ensure that the institution’s ethical culture is grounded in ethical behavior and not simply an abstract policy. In addition, he or she could be an advisor on products, services and programs, evaluating them in the light of fairness to their intended users.”In many of these potential roles and responsibilities, there’s a strong whiff of “after-the-fact-ness,” meaning that the involvement of this chief ethics officer would come after some potentially unethical behavior was committed (with the exception of the training role).A better solution would prevent unethical behavior (although, if you read my prior post on financial education, you might guess that I don’t think ethics education would be particularly successful). And, in fact, not only is that implied by the title of the AB article, but the authors write:“One alternative or supplement to appointing a single officer to champion ethics is to require that bank decision processes explicitly incorporate ethics—whether the bank “should” as opposed to whether it “can”—into major decisions on products, programs and business initiatives. Especially given the subjective nature of ethical requirements, making ethics decisions part of a process that will incorporate the views of multiple executives may assist in capturing a broader corporate consensus.”last_img read more

Power-hitting teenager Marco Luciano gives San Francisco Giants a reason to dream

first_imgPHOENIX — It isn’t the impressive, raw power that’s a sudden surprise at the Giants’ minor league complex in Scottsdale.It isn’t the remarkably quick bat speed, the strong, accurate throwing arm or the ability to handle advanced pitching, either.When the Giants signed Marco Luciano, a gifted shortstop prospect out of the Dominican Republic, they knew all about the tools that would give him a chance to become a major league star. They expected the power, the bat speed and the ability to handle …last_img

Raiders’ Johnathan Abram out for the season with shoulder injury

first_imgALAMEDA — The rookie season of safety Johnathan Abram is over after just one game.Abram was placed on injured reserve Wednesday with a shoulder injury sustained in the Raiders’ season opening win over the Denver Broncos. He will require surgery for a torn rotator cuff and labrum, and although eligible to return to the roster, coach Jon Gruden expects him to miss the entire season.“It’s a big loss,” Gruden said. “No question it’s a big loss. Fortunately for us we kept five safeties, five …last_img

Golay wins, BJP-SKM alliance sweeps bypoll in Sikkim

first_imgThe BJP-Sikkim Krantikari Morcha alliance has swept the bypolls in Sikkim, winning all the three Assembly seats that went to the polls. Sikkim Chief Minister and SKM candidate P.S. Golay won the Poklok Kamrang seat securing about 84% of the votes. Mr. Golay secured 10,585 votes, while his nearest rival Moses Rai of Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) secured 1,858. The victory has firmly cemented Mr. Golay as Chief Minister of Sikkim. Mr. Golay could not contest the Assembly polls earlier this year because of conviction in a corruption case. The term of his disqualification to contest polls was subsequently reduced by the Election Commission of India. At Martam Rumtek Assembly seat in East Sikkim, BJP candidate S.T. Venchungpa won by securing 8,010 votes, while N.K. Bhutia of the SDF secured 2,033 votes. BJP candidate Y.T. Lepcha won the Gangtok Assembly seat, securing 2,492 votes. Former Indian football captain and Hamro Sikkim working president Bhaichung Bhutia, who also contested from Gangtok, finished fourth after securing 578 votes. The bypolls were necessitated after the State’s former Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling, D.T. Lepcha and Kunga Nima Lepcha vacated the Poklok Kamrang, Martam Rumtek and Gangtok seats respectively after winning two seats each during the Assembly poll held in April.last_img read more

Lack of coaches leaves doubles teams in lurch

first_imgThe success of the Indian badminton team has managed to hide one fact that may turn out to be a problem in the future – it does not have a specialist doubles coach.Ajay Kanwar, Vijaydeep Singh and Archana Deodhar, who were contracted till the Commonwealth Games ( CWG), put in their papers just before the commencement of the Games.Sources close to the coaches told Mail Today that they resigned owing to the fact that they didn’t receive any tickets for the CWG. What is also compounding matters is the fact that Atiq Johari, one of the two Indonesian coaches attached with the Indian team, is also going back to his homeland at the end of this year.C Punniah Choudhary, secretary of the Badminton Association of India ( BAI), said that the terms of the three coaches were till the CWG. ” These three coaches, who are also in the national coaching panel, were employed to help out the Indian shuttlers till the CWG. Now that the CWG is over, their tenure is over,” he said, sidestepping the fact that the coaches had resigned prior to the mega event in the Capital.But Choudhary admitted that there was a shortage of doubles coaches in the country. ” There is no denying the fact that we are facing a paucity of doubles coaches. But then, things will be back to normal in a couple of months,” he said.Choudhary also said that though Johari will not be back, the other Indonesian coach assisting the team will be here for another one year. ” The other Indonesian coach, Hadi, is still there. He will be helping out the Indian shuttlers for another year. In fact, Hadi has been of great help to our shuttlers for the last two years,” he said.advertisementChoudhary also said that the BAI was in the process of shortlisting a new panel of coaches, which it hopes will help out the shuttlers till the London Olympics. ” Right now, we are working on preparing a list of coaches whom we can employ till the London Olympics,” he said.However, he did not disclose the names of the coaches. ” The shortlisting of the coaches is in a preliminary stage. We will come out with the names once things are finalised,” he said.SAINA NOT FULLY FIT YETMeanwhile, Saina Nehwal has still not recovered from the ankle injury that kept her out of the Indian Open.” I am just doing weights and other mild exercises. I have been told to resume practice gradually.Also, the cold conditions prevalent in Hyderabad have delayed my recovery a bit,” Saina said.” I will be able to resume training properly in about three to four days.”last_img read more

Padres Pounce On Mets, 7-2

first_imgSAN DIEGO — Although Noah Syndergaard showed flashes of his considerable talent, the New York Mets’ highly touted rookie didn’t show enough.Ian Kennedy threw six solid innings and outpitched the rookie sensation, leading San Diego to a 7-2 victory the night of June 2. Kennedy (3-5) snapped a four-start losing streak as he held the Mets to two runs and six hits.Syndergaard (2-3) showed why he is so highly regarded, as evidenced by his 10 strikeouts. But San Diego touched Syndergaard for seven runs and 10 hits in four innings.It was Syndergaard’s shortest of his five career starts. “It was definitely a frustrating start for me because I felt like I had some of the best stuff I had all year,” Syndergaard said. “I just didn’t get the job done.”Derek Norris connected for a two-run homer off Syndergaard in the fourth and Alexi Amarista and Will Venable drove in two runs each in a four-run second inning.“Obviously he didn’t locate the ball like he did before,” Mets Manager Terry Collins said. “The ball Venable hit, he left in the middle of the plate and the home run he didn’t keep down. As we know at this level, good stuff is great but you got to put it where you want to.”The starting pitchers had opposite results coming into the game. Syndergaard had allowed just two earned runs in his last 19 1/3 innings while walking one and striking out 16 in his last three starts.Kennedy had struggled in his last four starts, allowing 20 runs and 24 hits — including seven homers — over 19 1-3 innings for a 9.31 ERA.But they each did a complete turnaround. Kennedy allowed an RBI single to Michael Cuddyer in the first inning then gave up just two singles until the sixth. The right-hander struck out eight and walked two.“Getting ahead of guys, getting it down,” Kennedy said when asked about the difference in his recent starts. “Just getting pitches over for strikes,” he added. “It makes a world of difference when you are ahead of guys.”Syndergaard had his explosive fastball working but the Padres hit him hard early.San Diego loaded the bases in the second on three straight singles. Amarista followed with a soft line drive that tipped off the top of Snydergaard’s glove, deflecting past second baseman Daniel Murphy into right field, allowing two runs to score.After a sacrifice, Venable lined a ball past first and into the right-field corner for a two-run triple and a 4-0 lead.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Over 400000 in illegal drugs from Bimini found

first_img#MagneticMediaNews#illegaldrugsfoundinBimini#bigdrugbustinBimini Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#bigdrugbustinBimini, #illegaldrugsfoundinBimini, #magneticmedianewscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 21, 2017 – Nassau – Nearly half a million dollars in illicit drugs were seized over the weekend in Bimini.  In one case, 191.5lbs of marijuana was seized, that has a street value of $191,000 say authorities.  A 54 year old man is in custody a raid on Sunday at a house in South Bimini.Also in Bimini but in a separate arrest, 20lbs of cocaine and 10lbs of marijuana were discovered; the cocaine is said to be worth $225,000, while the marijuana is valued at $10,000.  The latter arrest was made on the seas when a vessel was searched; 42 and 43 year old men were taken into custody for the bust.   Some $420,000 in drugs from the tiny twin island of Bimini alone was netted by authorities this past weekend.Photo credit: Jones Communicationlast_img read more

Holland America celebrates 70 years in Alaska

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Share Posted by Friday, April 21, 2017 Travelweek Group center_img SEATTLE — Holland America is celebrating 70 years of Alaska exploration this year with special experiences and events on every Alaska cruise and on the popular Land+Sea Journeys.“Celebrating 70 years in Alaska — or any destination — is a milestone that isn’t often seen in our industry. We are especially proud to have been the first tour company in Alaska back in 1947, showing the beauty and greatness of this region to travelers, said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line. “Going into 2017 we wanted to mark our anniversary in a memorable way with special experiences that add an extra dimension to our robust Alaska programming and bring even more of Alaska to our guests.”In partnership with BBC Earth, the cruise line will debut a new Alaska in Concert multimedia production, which combines live music set against a backdrop of footage from the BBC Earth television series ‘Wild Alaska’. Plus, Holland America continues its long relationship with the Huna indigenous people of Glacier Bay to showcase Native Voices, a program of Huna cultural interpretation while cruising through Glacier Bay National Park.More news:  Hotel charges Bollywood star $8.50 for two bananas and the Internet has thoughtsThe anniversary will also be commemorated with a new Alaska-centric menu and exclusive culinary offerings. America’s Test Kitchen will feature top tips to select and prepare regional favourites through its Every Salmon shipboard cooking show, while Master Mixologist Dale DeGroff will be on hand to create ‘Midnight Sun’ cocktails.The main dining room will showcase customized menus that celebrate the cruise line’s Alaska heritage with new dishes created by Holland America Line’s Master Chef Rudi Sodamin and the company’s Culinary Council. A 70th Anniversary Baked Alaska will be the culmination of the celebratory meal.Moreover, brewing beer – though not easily done in Alaska – is growing in popularity and has become one of the more popular highlights onboard. Holland America currently features beers by Alaska Brewing Co., both on the menus and during tastings. For the 70th anniversary, the company will introduce a customized Holland America Pale Ale, while another exclusive anniversary beer by Denali Brewing Company will be available at Denali for guests on Land+Sea Journeys.More news:  Windstar celebrates record-breaking bookings in JulyOther special anniversary touches on 2017 Alaska cruises include a themed bon voyage party with a champagne toast, and a commemorative backpack for Land+Sea Journey guests.Starting this spring, ms Amsterdam, ms Eurodam, ms Nieuw Amsterdam, ms NOordam, ms Oosterdam, ms Volendam and ms Zaandam will offer a total of 135 Alaska departures, more than any other cruise line. Holland America Line will feature 126 seven-day cruises and nine 14-day Great Land Explorer sailings beginning in late April and running through late September. Holland America celebrates 70 years in Alaska Tags: Holland America Linelast_img read more