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Man Who Allegedly Killed Gull on O.C. Beach Issued a Summons

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first_imgLaughing gulls find food on the beach at 10th Street in this July 2015 image.The state Department of Environmental Protection issued a summons to a Pennsylvania man who allegedly knocked a gull out of the air with a towel, then threw it in a trash can in front of a crowded beach at 39th Street in Ocean City on July 24.Dennis M. Reagle, 37, of Tarentum, Pa., is charged with illegal possession of wildlife, according to Larry Hajna, spokesmand for the state DEP.Reagle faces a potential fine when the matter is decided in municipal court, or if he were to plead guilty.A widely circulated social media post on the day of the incident described an adult beachgoer breaking the gull’s wing, then snapping its neck and tossing it in a trash can. Another member of the man’s party swung at other gulls with a closed umbrella, according to the account. Read more: Man Snaps Gull’s Neck to Horror of Ocean City Beach Crowd.But the man told police a different story when he was questioned that afternoon.He told police a sea gull attacked his two-year-old child while she was eating, pecking at the girl’s head and face, according to the police report filed in July.The father said he struck the bird with a towel in an effort to protect his daughter, apparently injuring the wing of the bird so it could no longer fly, according to the report.The bird fell into the water and was seen struggling to get out. The father told police he did not want small children see the bird possibly drown, so he removed the bird from the water and placed it in a trash receptacle. He claims the bird died before he placed it in the trash receptacle, the report states._____Sign up for free daily news updates from Ocean City.Follow OCNJ Daily on Facebook._____Hajna did not release any details on the specific findings of the investigation.The “possession” charge presumably would be related to Reagle carrying the bird to dispose of it. The possession of non-game wildlife section of the state Division of Fish and Wildlife laws appears to deal largely with live animals.Hajna did not know what type of gull was killed. The most common summer sights — herring gulls and laughing gulls — are not endangered.He said any potential cruelty to animals charges in a such a case would not fall under the jurisdiction of the DEP.last_img read more

NA throws its weight behind Baking Industry Exhibition

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first_imgThe National Association of Master Bakers (NA) has given its support to the Baking Industry Exhibition, which takes place from 6-9 April, 2008, at the Birmingham NEC.Chief executive of the NA Gill Brooks Lonican said: “The NA, British Baker and Birmingham all go back a long way. Birmingham NEC is the best venue I’ve ever attended for food exhibitions. It is always good to meet members, talk to them about our services and discuss all the help a small baker needs to run their business effectively.”She added that the NA would be supporting the live theatre and bakery demonstrations.The Baking Industry Exhibition will run alongside Food & Drink, Convenience Retailing Show, Foodex Meatex and the Forecourt Show, which collectively attract over 70,000 visitors.last_img read more

UPDATE: Boy, 5, pulled from Pike Lake in Kosciusko County has died

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first_img Previous articleDrug kingpen on death row in Terre Haute executedNext articleCOVID-19 hits Mishawaka, Concord High School athletics programs Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. UPDATE: Boy, 5, pulled from Pike Lake in Kosciusko County has died Pinterest Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest By Jon Zimney – July 18, 2020 1 308 Google+ Facebook Facebook Twitter (Photo Supplied / Indiana DNR Law Enforcement District 2) The five-year-old boy rescued from Pike Lake in Kosciusko County passed away on Friday, July 17.Crews responded to Pike Lake Beach around 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, after the child was reported missing in the water.Witnesses say the boy was swimming in the public swim area near shore. The boy was later found unresponsive by a family member near the public swimming pier in approximately five feet of water.Emergency personnel provided CPR and lifesaving aid. The boy was transported to Kosciusko Community Hospital and later flown by Lutheran Air to Fort Wayne, where he currently undergoing treatment. WhatsApp IndianaLocalNewslast_img read more

Press release: Oldham knife murderer has sentence increased

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first_imgA man who stabbed and killed a passer-by has today had his sentence increased after the Solicitor General, Robert Buckland QC MP, referred it for being too low.Mohamed Jama, 22, brandished a knife and threatened members of the public as he, Musa Jama and Sadik Djama headed into Glodwick to avenge an attack on Musa Jama. On the way, an argument broke out with Mohammed Nabeel Hassan, 22, who was walking past, and the group began punching and kicking the victim. As the fight escalated, Mohamed Jama stabbed the victim in the chest, killing him. The 3 men then ran off, laughing, and disposed of the knives.Mohamed Jama was originally sentenced in October to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 18 years at Manchester Crown Court. Today, the Court of Appeal has increased his minimum term to 22 years.Commenting on the increase, the Solicitor General said:“Mohamed Jama went out that day armed with a knife, and as a result a young man was killed. The original sentence failed to take proper account of the seriousness of the offence and the harm that can be caused when such weapons are carried. I am pleased the Court has increased the sentence.”last_img read more

McKenna Hall undergoes two-year renovation project

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first_imgDriving down North Notre Dame Avenue, people may notice an empty construction site in place of a former hub for various types of debate and discussion on campus.That’s because McKenna Hall, Notre Dame’s on-campus conference center and former home of the Institute for Latino Studies, is undergoing a two-year reconstruction project and isn’t projected to reopen until fall 2021. The original hall, built in 1966, was demolished July 22 to begin the construction. Anna Mason | The Observer McKenna Hall, the University’s conference center situated on Notre Dame Avenue across from the Morris Inn, is currently undergoing an extensive renovation. The revamped building will open in 2021.With an original area of 64,000 square feet, McKenna will be expanded to have roughly 85,000 square feet, according to Mike Daly, project manager for the reconstruction.The renovated hall will continue to serve as a conference center, but will also house the Notre Dame Enrollment Division, comprised of the Office of Outreach and Engagement Recruitment, the Office of Pre-College Programs, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, the Office of Financial Aid, the Office of Student Accounts, the Office of Student Employment, the Department of Strategic Services, the Department of Recruitment and Communications and the Department of Division Research.“The additional square footage allows for the entire Enrollment Division to be added into the building,” Daly said in an email. “The amount of space dedicated to the conference portion of the building will be similar to what the original McKenna Hall contained.”With regard to the timing of the reconstruction, Daly quoted the adage “there is no time like the present.”“We know that to wait for a later date in the future to build the building we would see some amount of inflation,” Daly said. “The Enrollment [Division] that is going to be accommodated are presently located in several buildings and to get them in a single facility is appealing. The last point is that while the existing McKenna Hall has served the University well, it was time to make significant investments into the technology that was in the building.”In addition to the conference center, McKenna also housed the Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies. That group is currently situated in Bond Hall, which previously served as home of the University’s architecture program before the School of Architecture moved to Walsh Family Hall.There currently are no plans for Latino Studies to move back into McKenna Hall when it reopens in 2021, Daly said.Daly said the tunnel running under Notre Dame Avenue between McKenna Hall and the Morris Inn will reopen once the construction is complete.“The pedestrian tunnel from the Morris Inn will be connected to the new building much like it does at the existing building now,” he said. “Presently, it is blocked off and a small portion will be removed, then rebuilt once the new building is in place.”The construction site is self-contained and Daly noted he does not anticipate it will significantly impact students, faculty or staff. VenueND, Notre Dame’s reservation and event services team, is working to provide alternative venues for conferences and special events during the construction, he said.“We do expect to see a bit more construction traffic on Notre Dame [Avenue] as that is how the contractors will access the site, but there is room on the site to contain all of the construction-related equipment and deliveries,” he said. “Pedestrians can still move east and west along the north side of the site so pedestrian traffic should not be impeded.”Tags: Bond Hall, Institute for Latino Studies, McKenna Conference Center, McKenna Halllast_img read more

Sketch Released of Mastic/Shirley Rapist

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first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Have you seen this rapist?Suffolk County police have released a sketch of a suspect wanted for sexually assaulting a woman in the Shirley/Mastic area last month and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.Seventh Squad detectives said that the assailant sexually assaulted the victim in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 14. Police did not release any further details about the case Tuesday.The suspect was described as a Hispanic man with a muscular build and in his late 20s.  He was wearing a white t-shirt and long white shorts that had a square pattern design.Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest.Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.last_img read more

Obama vetos anti-DOL fiduciary rule resolutions

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first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr President Barack Obama vetoed resolutions passed by the House and Senate to kill the Department of Labor’s rule amending the definition of fiduciary under ERISA.“I am returning herewith without my approval H.J. Res. 88, a resolution that would nullify the Department of Labor’s final conflict of interest rule,” Obama said. “This rule is critical to protecting Americans’ hard-earned savings and preserving their retirement security.” continue reading »last_img read more

Masterpass: Digital payments for your members that create deeper relationships for you

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first_img 180SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The New Multi-screen World: Understanding Cross-platform Consumer Behavior, Google, 2012 Mastercard Advisors “Embracing Digital Payments to Influence Cardholder Behavior and Issuer Loyalty.” August 2015. Online omnibus study, October 2015 A customized digital payment solutionOffer your members a differentiated digital payment service that you design, own, and operate. With your logo and the ability to weave your services throughout, members always know it’s coming from you. Integrate Masterpass into your existing mobile banking app and online site to enable digital payments for your members without requiring them to create a separate account or even load their existing cards.As trusted as you areMore people are comfortable using a digital wallet offered by their financial institution than by any other provider1. With your branded Masterpass offering, your members can confidently make the move to adopt digital payments. And consumers that make digital payments across channels spend 10x more than those who are not active2.How your members want to shopResearch shows that over 90% of consumers move between their connected devices throughout the day3. And because Masterpass offers a seamless shopping experience across devices and shopping channels, issuers can serve more digital consumers and be there at the moment of payment – whether your customer is shopping online, in-app or in-store.The digital payments partner of financial institutions worldwideFinancial institutions across the globe have already announced their support for Masterpass to provide a superior digital payment service to their customers. It’s time for your credit union to do the same for your members.last_img read more

NCUA to take ‘phased approach’ to FOM after D.C. court decision

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first_imgNCUA will take a phased approach to implementing its field of membership (FOM) regulation in the wake of the D.C. Court of Appeals’ decision last month to largely uphold the rule. CUNA strongly supports the rule, and joined with CUNA Mutual Group and the National Association of Federally Insured Credit Unions to file a brief in support of NCUA in American Bankers Association v. NCUA.NCUA Chairman Rodney Hood issued the following statement regarding the FOM rule.“In response to the D.C. Circuit’s ruling, which largely upholds the NCUA’s field-of-membership rules, the NCUA will take a phased approach to implementing this decision. Such a phased approach is necessary because the D.C. Circuit’s ruling remains subject to requests for further review.“With respect to credit unions serving rural districts, the NCUA Board will permit federal credit unions to submit applications seeking expanded rural districts serving geographic regions that encompass up to one million people and that meet the other requirements set forth in the agency’s field-of-membership rules. The NCUA will act on such applications at the appropriate time. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Thousands Mourn NYPD Officer Brian Moore on Long Island

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first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Thousands of officers from the tri-state area and beyond descended on Seaford on Friday for the funeral of NYPD Officer Brian Moore, a five-year veteran of the force tragically killed while patrolling in Queens last weekend.A dense fog that lingered for most of the morning eventually gave way and the sun finally cracked through as busloads of officers streamed into Saint James Roman Catholic Church. Outfitted in their Dress Blues, officers stood shoulder-to-shoulder under a brilliant azure sky, ready to pay respects to their fallen brother.“He was the man that walked in the room and made you laugh,” said Pat Lynch, president of the New York City Police Benevolent Association. “But after you were done laughing, you went out in the street and he was serious about his work, following in his father and uncle’s footsteps—truly blue bloods.”Officer Moore, 25, who lived at home with his parents in Massapequa, was gunned down in Queens Village just after 6 p.m. Saturday. Police said 35-year-old Demetrius Blackwell, an ex-con, allegedly fired multiple shots into Moore’s unmarked patrol car. Moore was struck in the head. His partner, also seated in the car, wasn’t injured.Friday’s funeral capped an emotional week for the Moore family.The enormous sea of officers, including family and friends of the fallen cop, fell silent as a police motorcade led Moore’s hearse from the funeral home to the church, followed closely by limos holding his heartbroken family.Moore’s father, an ex-NYPD Sergeant, became overcome with grief as his son’s NYPD flag-draped casket was carried into the church.NYPD Officer Brian Moore’s NYPD flag-draped casket being carried into St. James Roman Catholic Church in Seaford. (Rashed Mian/Long Island Press)The mass was led by Monsignor Robert J. Romano, an NYPD chaplain, who told Moore’s parents that “we are here to let you know that we are with you,” adding that “millions” across the country were also thinking of the family.“We are here to console you because your pain is our pain,” he said, “your loss is our loss.”Of the tens of thousands of cops who made it their duty to pay their respects, Romano said, “they are here to honor Brian Moore.“We will never forget Brian,” he added. “He has left an indelible mark on all those who were close to him.”Moore was a brave and honorable cop who was living his boyhood dream of wearing NYPD blue, inspired by both his father and his uncle, speakers said. He was a doting son who made it his mission to spend every Monday—his day off—with his beloved mother, whom he adored dearly. Moore not only followed the path his father once traveled but he also adopted his father’s allegiance to the Baltimore Orioles, a rival of the hometown Yankees. And he was deeply devoted to his German Shepherd, Smoky, a family pet he cherished.Most of all, speakers said, Moore was a cop’s cop with a passion and a sixth sense to sniff out crime. He made more than 150 arrests in his short career, and he was quickly promoted to the NYPD’s anti-crime team.“He led a life that was very short,” but he accomplished “wonderful and great things,” Romano told the packed church.Moore was only 17 years old when he first took and passed the NYPD entrance exam, said New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.“He devoted his whole being to the job,” de Blasio said, adding that “he knew that he was making the city safer.”NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton grew emotional at times during his speech, particularly toward its conclusion when, his voice cracking, he posthumously promoted Moore to detective. The announcement prompted a thunderous applause from inside the church, a wave of intense emotion that swept outside and poured into nearby streets, where police officers and members of the community also acknowledged Bratton’s remarks.Not only did Moore dream of being a cop, Bratton said, he also dreamed of catching bad guys and taking them off the streets.As one person who knew Moore told the commissioner, Bratton recalled, “he never showed up at work with the ‘why do I have to be here puss?’”Behind the badge was a jokester with an infectious smile, Bratton said. The commissioner reported a recent visit Moore had had with his grandmother when the young officer asked her, “’Grandma, I thought this was a party. Where are the shots?’“We need more like him,” a somber Bratton said. “We all need to be more like him.”Blue ribbons like this one were placed along the church and surrounding houses to pay tribute to the slain officer. (Rashed Mian/Long Island Press)After the mass, which lasted more than an hour, Moore’s family streamed outside and was met by a silent sea of blue, all saluting the fallen officer. The silence was broken up briefly by police choppers soaring above. Moore’s parents and his sister held each other with firm grips as tears streamed down their faces. Moore’s father dipped his head several times and clutched his daughter while bidding goodbye to a son who wanted so bad to be like his dad. The green-and-white NYPD flag draped over Moore’s casket was presented to his grief-stricken mother, prompting more tears.Nine police helicopters—representing the NYPD’s Missing Man Formation—flew over the church, cutting through the silence.Then Moore’s casket was loaded into the hearse, which would take him to his final resting place, Saint Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale.Since his death, the community where Moore grew up has remained in a state of mourning, essentially in shock that an officer so young with so much pride in his job was taken so early.“Unfortunately it takes a tragedy like this to remind [people] what an outstanding job cops do,” U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) said outside the church. “My hopes and prayers go out to his family.”Those neighbors living in homes near the church chose to decorate their facades with blue ribbons in honor of the slain officer. Many peered over a wall of officers from their porches to catch a glimpse of the sorrow-filled funeral.“We are a local community, we wanted to support Police Officer Moore and his family,” said 50-year-old Diane Carrino, of Seaford, whose five-year-old son held a sign that read: “THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO, NYPD WE LOVE YOU.”Carrino also said the day served as a lesson for her young son.“We wanted to teach our children the importance of the police,” she said.Rick and Susan Seymour of Levittown took up positions in the church’s parking lot. The couple has two nephews in the NYPD, one of whom works in a precinct that neighbors the 105th precinct where Moore worked. He was one of the fist officers who responded to the call of Moore’s shooting, they said.Seymour said the show of support around the community and from officers who never knew Moore was “uplifting.”“It shows that there’s still solidarity and strength and camaraderie, which is important for them,” he said.Officers from as far away as California and Louisiana, Chicago and Boston and a host of other places traveled to Long Island to bid farewell to the fallen offficer. Blue ribbons hung from trees dotting the freshly manicured lawns outside the church’s entrance, and pink and purple wreaths ornamented the church’s doors.Police set up large screens outside the church so the hundreds of officers on hand could watch the proceedings.The screens also provided a heart-breaking reminder of why everyone had gathered, featuring Moore’s boyish NYPD photo and a police badge wrapped in a blue ribbon.“1989-2015,” the screen read.last_img read more

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