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first_imgSouth District New Testament Church Community Fellowship center Cheshire Hall, Leeward Highway Catholic Church Five Cays North Caicos Providenciales St. Monica’s Anglican Church Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp New Community Center Leeward Highway ISLANDNAME OF SHELTERLOCATION Methodist Church Hall Salt Cay Central Town Area Butterfield Church Central Town Area North District Osetta Jolly Primary School (Standby) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 18, 2017 – Proposed Official Shelters for 2017 Hurricane Season. Five cays Central Area, Sandy Point Conch Bar Community Centre Central Area, Kew Lighthouse Church Kew Community Centre Sarah Hill Enid Capron Primary School Messenger Baptist Church Grand Turk South Community Center Blue Hills Leeward Highway Mt. Oliver Baptist Church South Caicos *N.B. List of shelters are subject to change Leeward Highway Bambarra Community Centre HJ Robinson High School AuditoriumMission Folly All Saints Mission Church Richmond, Bottle Creek Middle Caicos Related Items: Leeward Highway Off Millennium Highway Sandy Point community Centrelast_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 2, 2017 – Nassau – With experience as a government minister, CARICOM representative, member of Parliament, party deputy leader and being a former Senator, Sidney Collie seems to be the right fit to take on the role of the Bahamas’ lead representative stationed in the United States.   Collie on Thursday resigned as the FNM National Party Chairman in preparation for his deployment to Washington DC where he will be Bahamas Ambassador to the US and Permanent Representative for the Organization of American States, OAS and non-resident Ambassador to Mexico, Colombia and Brazil.The Prime Minister, Dr Hubert Minnis made the announcement at an FNM Central Council meeting last week.   Soon to be His Excellency, #SidneyCollie is being debriefed all this week by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and he is expected to take up the post this month.   Collie told the Nassau Guardian that as of now, he will no longer speak for the FNM party publicly, though his resignation does not officially take effect until October 19.#MagneticMediaNewsPhoto Credit: Bahamas Weekly Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #SidneyCollielast_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 24, 2017 – Nassau – ALIV remains committed to continued education and training of its staff and as a result sent its ALIV Business Analyst, Corrie Seymour to a Finance Model Professional Certification by the New York Institute of Finance.   The Financial Modeling Professional Certificate is an internationally recognized credential for advanced Microsoft Excel, financial analysis and financial modeling skills.   The course provides hands-on training to build real-world models and analytics with examples from today’s top firms.The curriculum included the application of financial modeling best practices, the construction of meaningful sensitivity analysis and the incorporation of projection scenarios in a model among numerous other functions.   In addition to daily excel exercises, there were sample models as well as reading recommendations with meaningful discussions with other professionals from diverse backgrounds.“I was very grateful to have been afforded the opportunity to represent Aliv and successfully complete this certification,” Ms. Seymour said.   “The knowledge I have received will provide a more intuitive and meaningful perspective within Aliv that will prove to be beneficial for strategic planning and critical business decision making.   I believe education is key to ensuring the success within the company, and I am happy to be a part of a company that is committed to the advancement of their employees”.“ALIV is committed to the continued advancement of its employees.   While we have sourced the best Bahamian talent, we want them to continue to grow in their field which will help to grow the company long term.   Any advancement opportunities that arise which we can have our staff participate in will always be welcomed and taken advantage of.   No doubt with continued education and training, staff will continue being the great company that it already is,” Chief ALIV Officer, Damian Blackburn, said.Ms. Seymour was among 10 participants from nine different countries including Nigeria, England and Brazil. The course encouraged leadership, collaboration and innovation among all students and has been taught to many business professionals from top financial institutions around the world.Press Release: ALIVPhoto caption: Corrie Seymour, ALIV Business Analyst Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, December 27, 2017 – Providenciales – A long standing tradition for CIBC FirstCaribbean has been to support the National Cancer Society of the Turks and Caicos; 2017 was no exception and the bank stepped up in a major way to present a significant gift to the organisation which supports families and people living with the dreaded disease.Larry Lawrence is Country manager of CIBC FirstCaribbean and he turned over a cheque for $15,000.“We are very proud to announce that the TCI team has raised $15,000 this year to support the work of the Natioanal Cancer Society in the Turks and Caicos Islands.  Their educational programs, that is the National Cancer Society are critical to helping generate awareness, and of course early detection, treatment and prevention of cancer.  So this is a very important initiative that the National Cancer Society has undertaken in the Turks and Caicos Islands and we of course are very happy to facilitate that.  Several of our team members and their families have been affected by cancer throughout the years, and that there is much public awareness throughout TCI, in other words, this is very close to our hearts.”Rosemary Jolly is the president of the Natl Cancer Society and she along with Elaina Patrick, the Society’s protocol officer accepted the cheque and explained the use of the donation derived from the Walk for a Cure event and bake sale fundraisers held by the bank during the year.“Over teh last six weeks, we have had six or seven persons, whether just diagnosed or diagnosed some time ago, but have just reached out to us for support, and so our work continues and our commitment continues.  So contributions like this really puts us in a better position to help those who are counting so much on us.  So once again thanks very much First Caribbean and thanks for your staff’s commitment to this cause and thanks to our corperate sponsors.”#MagneticMediaNews#CIBCpresentschecktoTCICancerSociety Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#CIBCpresentschecktoTCICancerSociety, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more

first_imgSan Diego Marine honored for rescuing UPS driver in freeway accident January 26, 2018 Sasha Foo, Sasha Foo Posted: January 26, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsA San Diego Marine from MCAS Miramar is being hailed as a hero. Staff Sergeant Hai Vuong was honored for his actions last November when he saved the life of a UPS driver who was trapped and injured in a freeway collision.KUSI’s Sasha Foo tells about the Marine and why he’s being commended for his courage. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

first_img March 22, 2018 OCEANSIDE (KUSI) — Five Oceanside lifeguards are set to receive the Medal of Valor Thursday night for their efforts during a rescue last October.On October 7, 2017, lifeguards received a call about a personal watercraft operator that was stranded on the Del Mar Jetty after capsizing.Upon arrival, lifeguards could find no sign of the operator of the vessel.More lifeguards were called to the scene where they found the operator buried under the rocks and immediately began life-saving measures.Lifeguards worked quickly due to free the man due to the relentless surf at the location.The victim was taken to the hospital where he was treated for his injuries and released.  Lifeguards were able to free the man with the help of additional personnel from the Oceanside Fire Department and Oceanside Police Department.The victim was then transported to a local hospital and later released.On Thursday night, The American Legion Oceanside Post 146 will be hosting their annual Law and Order Awards Dinner at the Oceanside Elks Lodge.Five Oceanside lifeguards will be honored at the event for their heroic efforts during the aforementioned 2017 rescue. , Five Oceanside lifeguards to receive Medal of Valor for 2017 boating rescuecenter_img Posted: March 22, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

first_img Allen Denton Posted: October 4, 2018 Allen Denton, ‘An Evening With Buck Sexton’ featuring John Cox, and Diane Harkey Updated: 9:45 AMcenter_img Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: Decision 2018, Diane Harkey, John Cox FacebookTwitter October 4, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsKUSI’s Allen Denton was live at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe for An Evening With Buck Sexton..Allen spoke to GOP Gubernatorial candidate John Cox, 49th Congressional District candidate Diane Harkey, and Buck Sexton himself.The “Ride the Wave” themed event will feature guest speaker Buck Sexton, nationally recognized political commentator, former CIA intelligence officer, national security and counterterrorism expert, author, frequent guest on Fox News and guest host for Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. He is the host of The Buck Sexton Show, a syndicated, weekday radio show heard on over 100 U.S. stations and co-hosts “Rising”, the flagship television show on the recently launched TheHill.com TV channel.last_img read more

first_imgpic.twitter.com/SzQCuftaSu— Rep. Duncan Hunter (@Rep_Hunter) February 8, 2019RELATED STORY: Judge: Navy SEAL who killed ISIS prisoner remains in custodyFamily of jailed Navy SEAL speaks out about the accusations February 8, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News Posted: February 8, 2019 FacebookTwitter Mike McKinnon III Mike McKinnon III, Updated: 10:53 AM Met with Sean Gallagher today in my DC office, brother of Navy SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher, regarding my letter to @POTUS @realDonaldTrump on Eddie’s case and his upcoming appearance tomorrow morning on @foxandfriends. Don’t miss it. @DonaldJTrumpJr @PeteHegseth pic.twitter.com/e576o0C3ph— Rep. Duncan Hunter (@Rep_Hunter) February 7, 2019 Brother of accused Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher: “The system is broken” Thursday, Congressman Duncan D. Hunter met with Sean Gallagher, the brother of accused Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher.Congressman Hunter and Congressman Gaetz recently wrote a letter to President Trump to “express our dismay and strong concern for the pending legal matter regarding Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Eddie Gallagher, USN a devoted husband, loving father and American war hero, who has served our nation faithfully for over 19 years.”Congressman Hunter and Gaetz noted there was a chance the trial could be postponed and Chief Gallagher could remain in the pretrial confinement conditions and  environment at the Miramar Brig for over 14 months.Friday morning, Sean Gallagher went on Fox and Friends to explain the situation his brother is in and why he needs the President of the United States to free Eddie. The segment was tweeted out by Congressman Hunter, you can watch it below.last_img read more

first_imgPoway student wins countywide Spelling Bee Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter March 15, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The 50th Annual Countywide Spelling Bee winner is 14-year-old Elliott Husseman from Poway.Elliott Husseman, an 8th-grader at Inspire Charter Schools, correctly spelled “voiturette” to win Thursday. “Voiturette” means a small usually two-seater car.The 14-year-old will now go on to represent San Diego County at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Md., in May.“This wouldn’t be possible for me without the great support of my family,” said Elliott, who credited his mother, father, and uncle in his success. Posted: March 15, 2019 KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

first_img KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: April 19, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego County’s unadjusted unemployment edged up slightly to 3.7% in March, despite both farm and nonfarm employment showing gains, according to figures released today by the California Employment Development Department.The region’s unemployment rate was up from a revised 3.5% in February and above the March 2018 rate of 3.4%. In January, the county’s unemployment rate was 3.8% — its highest rate since the third quarter of 2017.The latest figures show that nonfarm employment increased by 4,300 jobs from 1,489,700 in February to 1,494,000 in March, while farm jobs increased by 200, from 8,500 to 8,700. Multiple industries showed job gains of more than 1,000 while others lost at least 1,000 jobs.Government jobs increased by 1,700 from February to March, the most of any industry in the county. According to the EDD, 1,400 of those government jobs were added in local government. The leisure and hospitality and educational and health services industries also showed gains of 1,600 and 1,500 jobs, respectively.“Despite a modest increase in the unemployment rate, the report still shows that San Diego added jobs both month-over-month, and year-over- year,” said Sean Karafin, the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce’s vice president of policy and economic research. “The market is still essentially at full employment and talent attraction and retention continues to be an area of focus for growing employers.”Construction jobs decreased by 1,300 from February to March, the largest cutback of any industry. Trade, transportation and utilities jobs also decreased by 1,200 month-over-month.Year-over-year nonfarm employment increased countywide by 20,100 jobs, from 1,473,900 in March 2018 to 1,494,000 last month.Farm employment dropped by 500 jobs, from 9,200 to 8,700. Year-over-year employment in the manufacturing, professional and business services, educational and health services, leisure and hospitality and government industries all increased by at least 3,000 jobs.Year-over-year employment decreased by 2,800 jobs from March 2018 to last month, the largest decrease of any industry. Construction jobs also fell by 1,100 while information and financial activities jobs fell by 400 and 100, respectively.The state’s unemployment rate ticked up slightly from an adjusted 4.2% in February to an unadjusted 4.3% in March.Nationwide, unemployment held steady at 3.8%. KUSI Newsroom, April 19, 2019 San Diego County unemployment increased slightlylast_img read more

first_img KUSI Newsroom May 2, 2019 Posted: May 2, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) –  Navy petty officer who was behind the wheel of a pickup that plummeted over the side of a transition ramp to the San Diego-Coronado Bridge and landed in Chicano Park, killing four people, was sentenced today to nine years and eight months in prison.The sentence was the maximum available for Richard Anthony Sepolio, 27. He was convicted in February for the Oct. 15, 2016, crash that killed Annamarie Contreras, 50, and Cruz Contreras, 52, a married couple from Chandler, Arizona; and Hacienda Heights residents Andre Banks, 49, and Francine Jimenez, 46. Seven other people were seriously injured.Joining KUSI to discuss this sentencing is Criminal Defense Attorney Brian Watkins. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Brian Wakins: Sepolio sentenced in fatal Coronado Bridge crashlast_img read more

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) supports the recent decision by the United States government to give the European Union (EU) more time to implement a science-based approval system for biotech-derived agricultural products, but warns of dire consequences for European livestock industries if the EU doesn’t speed up its approval process.”ASA supports the decision of U.S. trade officials to temporarily suspend action to withdraw concessions for the failures of the European Union to bring its biotech approval process into compliance with the WTO panel ruling,” said ASA First Vice President Johnny Dodson, a soybean producer from Halls, Tenn., who is the Chair of ASA’s Biotechnology Working Group.In May 2003, the United States filed a World Trade Organization (WTO) case against the EU’s failure to implement a timely, science-based approval system for food and feed products enhanced through biotechnology. Numerous other countries, including Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru and Uruguay joined the United States in the complaint because they also want to ensure that science-based determinations are applied to regulatory decisions. On September 29, 2006, the WTO ruled the EU had failed to meet its WTO obligations of implementing a timely, science-based system for the approval of biotech-enhanced agricultural products. The decision finalized a preliminary WTO ruling made in February 2006.”ASA has been in close contact with the U.S. Trade Representative urging this course of action,” Dodson said. “This is only a temporary suspension to allow the EU to demonstrate through action that it is making its system timely, and that decisions are being made on the basis of science, not politics.”The continuing failure of the EU to bring its biotech approval system into compliance not only will result in massive retaliation on EU exports to the U.S. market, but also will result in devastating consequences for the EU livestock and feed industries that are dependent on imported oilseeds and feedstuffs.The EU’s own agriculture department (DG Agriculture) produced a report in July 2007 that warned of the potential damage to the EU livestock and poultry industries unless its biotech approval process is speeded up. Numerous EU stakeholders, such as FEFAC, the European feed association, have campaigned strongly on this issue, pointing out the damage that could be caused if the EU is legally barred from importing crops already approved elsewhere but have not received European approval.”We hope the EU will respond quickly and positively to this latest gesture from the United States,” Dodson said.Currently, Bayer’s LibertyLink® soybean (LLS) and Monsanto’s Roundup RReady2Yield™ (RR2Y) soybean have been fully approved for cultivation in the U.S., and are going through the EU approval process. These soybean varieties, along with Pioneer’s Optimum® GAT® soybean (also going through the EU approval system) are targeted for commercialization in the U.S. in the spring of 2009.”These three varieties are only the start,” Dodson said. “Over the next 10 years or so there are likely to be more than 20 other varieties coming forward for commercialization. To avoid disruption of trade and resulting negative impacts on EU livestock production, the EU and its Member States need to provide timely and science-based approval of these soybean events.”The EU process is at least a year behind the U.S. and many other countries, such as China and Japan. It is an intolerable situation that must be rectified to allow trade to continue uninterrupted. So far, despite tremendous efforts by the European feed industry, farmers, the biotechnology industry and U.S. soybean growers, Europe’s politicians have yet to wake up and see the huge crisis developing around them.”Applications for both RR2Y and LLS in other major markets such as Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Mexico and others either already have been approved by regulatory authorities or are moving ahead in a timely manner,” Dodson said. “It is the EU process that is out of step with the rest of the world, and as such, does a disservice not only to the EU farm industry, but also to consumers who can scarcely be blamed for being confused when the EU’s own scientists say a product is safe, but politicians hesitate over whether or not to agree with the scientific assessment.”With a full pipeline of new soybean events making their way toward commercialization over the coming years, ASA formed a Biotech Working Group in 2007 to provide a forum for U.S. soybean organizations to consult with biotechnology companies on their commercialization, domestic and international regulatory approvals status, and stewardship plans. ASA’s goals are to bring these new soy technologies to farmers just as quickly as possible, while at the same time safeguarding important export markets. To gain support among industry stakeholders, ASA has also been conducting advocacy missions to the EU to educate and motivate key livestock, feed industry, EU and Member State officials about the soy events now being developed.”Some EU officials and Member States are finally beginning to speak out publicly against the EU’s ill-functioning biotech approval system,” Dodson said. “ASA’s Biotech Working Group is serving an important function because we are finding stakeholders and officials that are very unaware of the issue and its possible consequences for the European feed and livestock industries. They have expressed appreciation for the briefings and asked for the continued support of U.S. soybean growers.”last_img read more

first_imgASA/ WISHH Executive Director Jim Hershey addressed more than 100 attendees at the Oil Crop Growers Association of Afghanistan (OCGAA) Oilseed Conference this month.  The meeting was designed to build awareness and membership in a trade association that includes soybean and other oilseed businesses.  Government and industry leaders presented a wide array of information about production, trade and consumption of vegetable oil and other oilseed products.  Also presenting at the conference was Robin Tilsworth, USDA Minister-Counselor for Afghanistan.The conference was one component of the USDA’s funded Food for Progress’ Soybeans in Agricultural Renewal in Afghanistan Initiative (SARAI), a three- year project led by ASA/WISHH to build a soybean value chain in Afghanistan.Robin Tilsworth, USDA Minister-Counselor for Afghanistan, presents at the OCGAA Oilseed Conference in Kabullast_img read more

first_imgMichigan soybean grower Jim Wilson describes how WISHH leverages state soybean checkoff investments to build new markets for U.S. soy.Michigan soybean grower Jim Wilson shares how the American Soybean Association’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (ASA/WISHH) builds markets for U.S. soy in a new video for farmers.Wilson appreciates how state soybean checkoff dollars are wisely spent while WISHH leverages farmer investments with government or private-sector funds. He describes how WISHH grows U.S. soybean sales and then transitions programs in these countries to the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC).“We are down in the nitty gritty of developing markets in some of these very fragile and growing economies either in human foods or animal feeds or in aquaculture,” says Wilson, who serves on the WISHH Program Committee.last_img read more

first_img(From left to right): Sen. Joni Ernst chats with ASA President Richard Wilkins and Vice President Ron Moore during the 2016 Farm Progress in Boone, Iowa.American Soybean Association (ASA) leaders fielded nearly 30 interviews with different media outlets last week at the Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa.In addition to media interviews, both ASA President and Delaware farmer Richard Wilkins, along with ASA Vice President and Illinois farmer Ron Moore, spoke on Agri-Pulse panels hosted at the Case IH booth and AgriTalk’s live broadcast from the DeKalb tent. They also had the chance to check out Monsanto’s Roundup Ready 2 Xtend crop with World Food Prize laureate Robb Fraley.Hot topics at Farm Progress included trade, specifically the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Waters of the U.S. and GMO labeling. Check out Agri-Pulse, Farm Journal, AgriTalk and local agriculture outlets for ASA and Farm Progress coverage.last_img read more

first_imgA Clark County Superior Court judge ruled Monday that a Vancouver teenager will be tried in juvenile court on charges related to a home-invasion shooting.Senior Deputy Prosecutor Rick Olson had asked that Samuel H. Dunn, 15, be tried as an adult, where a potential sentence could be three times as harsh.Court-appointed defense attorney Michael Borge argued during Monday’s hearing that his client would be better served in the juvenile system, where he will receive counseling and an education.Olson argued that the seriousness of the alleged crime — two people were shot Feb. 19 and testified Monday of the resulting physical pain and emotional stress — merited that Dunn be tried as an adult.Judge Edwin Poyfair said that when he first heard about the shootings, his instinct was, “hang him by his heels.”But the veteran judge said he gave a lot of weight to the fact that two clinical psychologists and a probation counselor all recommended that Dunn be tried as a juvenile.last_img read more

first_img“This has been a really, really tough year.”Those were repeat defendant Nathan Gadberry’s final words Wednesday before being sentenced to 10 years in prison on drug charges. The sentence includes a two-year enhancement because the jury returned a special finding that the crimes were committed in a school zone.The 38-year-old Yacolt man, who was acquitted of serious felonies by juries twice in the last year, was convicted by a jury on Feb. 10 with co-defendant Danielle Newton of possession of methamphetamine and possession with intent to deliver. Newton’s sentencing was postponed so the judge could consider her for the Drug Offender Sentencing Alternative, which would combine treatment with the sentence.In handing down his sentence Wednesday, Clark County Superior Court Judge Scott Collier said he would not consider the other two trials because Gadberry was not convicted. But he said he would consider the more than five felony convictions on his record, as well as numerous misdemeanors.Gadberry’s court-appointed attorney, Jason Bailes, had asked the judge to also consider the Drug Offender Sentencing Alternative for Gadberry. The attorney said his client was an addict, but not a ringleader of methamphetamine dealing in Clark County.“It’s not a shock to the evidence that, yes, I’m a drug addict,” Gadberry said, when it was his turn to speak. “I don’t go out robbing people. I’m a drug addict.”last_img read more

first_imgAuthorities Sunday night were looking for a hit-and-run driver whose vehicle knocked down a telephone pole in the 9900 block of Northwest 11th Avenue in the West Hazel Dell neighborhood.The accident happened at 1:42 a.m. Sunday, said Clark County sheriff’s Sgt. Chad Rothenberger. He said it is believed the car was an Audi or a Volkswagen based on bits of plastic found at the scene.“We don’t have any suspects yet,” Rothenberger said Sunday.Lillianne Barrett, who lives at 9916 N.W. 11th Ave., sent an email to The Columbian saying, in part, “Huge skid marks. Total mess. Car parts.”last_img read more

first_imgALOHA, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say an Oregon woman fired a shotgun inside her home during an alcohol-fueled argument over gun control.Washington County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Bob Ray says no one was hurt but a neighbor’s nearby house was damaged.Officials say Susan Fleming argued with her 55-year-old boyfriend Friday night after learning he had brought his loaded 12 gauge shotgun into their Aloha home. Part of the argument included a discussion on gun safety, including how to properly handle a loaded firearm.Police say Fleming intentionally fired the shotgun and blew out a hole in a wall about the size of a softball. They say she wasn’t trying to shoot her boyfriend, who was in the room.The Oregonian reports that charges against the 51-year-old Fleming include unlawful use of a weapon and recklessly endangering another person.last_img read more