Related Items:beat and patrol division, burglary, the bight Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Joyride by teenager ends in crash in The Bight Bold burglaries & break-in attempts; three arrested boy, 16 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 10 Sept 2015 – Another burglar suspect arrested, this time the suspect was caught red handed by police coming out of the home he reportedly burglarized in The Bight Area.Police is crediting the arrest of the 34-year-old man to quick response by officers from the Beat and Patrol Division. Officers say, “shortly after 4am on Wednesday, police received a report that a man had burglarized a home. Upon arrival to the area officers from the Mobile division arrested the suspect after he was found with an item in his possession believed to be stolen from the home that he was allegedly seen leaving.”Officials say the suspect was taken into custody and will be formally charged for Burglary later this week.Sources tell magnetic media that this is not the first time this home was burglarized. Arrests, Fake gun, bank account hacked and armed robbery
Revenue Control Unit and Treasury Department Reopens Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 23 Nov 2015 – A winner was announced to the Turks and Caicos on Friday of that 2016 Hyundai i10 courtesy of Graceway Supermarkets and it was a 30 year employee with the Treasury Department. Pearl Bernadin had the key that started the car which was set up at Smart Grocery store down town.Winning Moment:(Screaming, Cheering… when car starts)Deandrea: “How fast is your heart beating right now?Pearl: “…very fast!”Deandrea: “…have you ever won anything before?”Pearl: “Not really, this is actually my first time…”Deandrea: “…and you did it big when you did it!”Pearl: “…exactly!”A priceless moment, truly! Congratulations, again to Pearl she gets her 2016 vehicle in a few weeks from Hyundai TCI. Related Items:2016 Hyundai i10, gracewaY SUPERMARKETS, Pearl Bernadin, raffle, treasury department Four finalists named to WIN THAT CAR at Smart Grocery store TODAY Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp CLOSED: Revenue and Treasury Offices overrun with mold
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTrinidad and Tobago, May 30th 2017: The baton is now on its way to Grenada having made its first stop in the Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago. Arriving on Sunday evening, the baton made its way to the Capital city of Port of Spain Monday where First Lady Reema Carmona, wife of President Anthony Carmona, ran the first leg of the Queen’s Baton Relay in Trinidad, after she was handed the baton by Port of Spain Mayor Joel Martinez.On Tuesday morning, the Queen’s Baton relay went across to Tobago’s Pigeon Point Heritage Park where school children and parents got a chance to view the Baton first hand. The Queen’s Baton relay is similar to the Olympic Torch Relay. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Pigeon Point, Tobago.Tuesday May 30th, the Australian High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago, Commonwealth Games Federation Regional Vice President for the Caribbean Fortuna Belrose, the Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) delegation and the Trinidad and Tobago Commonwealth Games Association. Photo Courtesy TTOC #MagneticMediaNews#QueensBatonRelay#GoldCoastGames2018#CommonwealthGames2018
Discuss and come to a consensus on matters pertaining to the NSDS strategic framework such as the vision, mission, goals, and strategic objectives. Related Items: Prioritize the results and recommendations from the National Statistics System (NSS) assessment; and DPM Turnquest explained that having a plan is not enough, by itself. He said there are a number of other necessary activities that must be completed if the project is to be done properly, and it is going to be done properly.The DPM said along with the plan, this year the Government will also conduct a NSS-wide Business Processes Review focused on detailed analysis of current (as-is) processes, identification of gaps, benchmarking with existing standards and best practice, and design of future (to-be) processes to enable a seamless, integrated, effective, and efficient National Statistics System.This will also include an assessment of the information technology functional and technical capacity to deliver the kind of National Statistics System that you will all help to shape.He said additionally, recognizing the human resource challenges faced, the government will also conduct a Human Resource (HR) audit that is expected to identify those areas of the Department of Statistics and the National Statistics System in need of improvement, as well as their strengths, while taking into consideration the proposed new structure for the Department of Statistics and the National Statistics System.“It will include the review of various HR policies, systems, documentations, and rules and regulations and will assess the efficiency and productivity of employees. Additionally, various aspects of the HR department in the Department of Statistics, such as employee compensation, recruitment and training, employee perks, job descriptions, performance evaluation procedures, termination procedures, etc. will also be reviewed.”DPM Turnquest told the participants that they were all chosen for a very specific reason.“Your unique knowledge of the underlying issues that have us in the state that we are currently in with respect to official statistics is going to be vital for identifying the short, medium and long-term goals of this project; and, for its implementation in the very near future.“Based on the findings of the assessment, it was determined that there is limited analysis and report writing that takes place using the data produced. This has contributed to a limited use of the data that is available for planning and evidence-based decision-making.”He said, “Moving forward, you may determine that we must have, as a goal, greater use of statistics for policy, planning and decision-making. But you must also tell us whether, in order to achieve this, we must have short term objectives such as increasing awareness about the benefits of statistics to society, increasing user satisfaction, or other effective strategies.”By: Llonella Gilbert (BIS)Photo Captions:Header: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest opens the National Strategy for the Development of Statistics Validation and Strategic Planning workshop at SuperClubs Breezes, Monday, February 19, 2018. (BIS Photo/Kristaan Ingraham)Insert: Key Stakeholders attend the National Strategy for the Development of Statistics Validation and Strategic Planning workshop, Monday, February 19, 2018. (BIS Photo/Kristaan Ingraham) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, February 23, 2018 – Nassau – The Ministry of Finance held a workshop designed to engage and seek the input of all key stakeholders before drafting the National Strategy for the Development of Statistics (NSDS, which would benefit national planning and evidence-based decision making. The workshop was held at SuperClubs Breezes, Monday, February 19, 2018.Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest said, “This strategy, we fully expect, will serve as the strategic plan that will provide the roadmap to establishing strategic governance, planning and monitoring of the Bahamas National Statistical System: including the Department of Statistics and the other data producing agencies across government.”Attendees at the workshop included data producers from various government ministries, users of this information, and other stakeholders such as the business community, academia, media, civil society, and other non-government organizations, and will help to:
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone admits that the “in-form and confident” Paco Alcacer is a cause for concern ahead of their Champions League clash with Borrusia DortmundThe 25-year-old striker has enjoyed a stunning campaign for both club and country following his loan move from Barcelona in the summer.Alcacer has scored eight goals in just five appearances in the Bundesliga and Champions League with Dortmund now set to make his stay a permanent one at the end of the season.Although Simeone insists that this comes as no surprise to him.“I am not surprised by his current form,” Simeone told reporters, according to Marca.Report: Dortmund hammer four past Leverkusen George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund put four past Bayer Leverkusen.Borussia Dortmund leapfrogged Bayern Munich to claim second place in the Bundesliga. After handing out a 4-0 thrashing of…“He has always had great skill and instinct inside the penalty area, his movement is excellent and when he has confidence it is hard to manage.“This is a key point of the game for us because we are up against a striker who is in-form and confident due to his run of games.Alcacer described playing against Atletico as “like suffering a toothache” earlier this week.The Group A game between Dortmund and Atletico will begin at 21:00 (CEST) tonight at Signal Iduna Park.
The soon-to-be RB Leipzig midfielder talked to Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie before he decided his move19-year-old midfielder Tyler Adams will join RB Leipzig in the German Bundesliga this January.But before signing for his new team, he talked to his fellow Americans: Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie.“I spoke to Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie about the league while we were with the national team,” he was quoted by the Bundesliga website.Tyler Adams wants to win it all! Manuel R. Medina – June 25, 2019 The RB Leipzig and United States midfielder want to establish himself in the German Bundesliga and then win it all.“They’re both good friends of mine. It won’t be easy to adapt, but the Bundesliga is well known for giving young players a chance.”“I was able to train here when I was 16 and even played against Bayern Munich with the youth team. From that moment on I knew I wanted to come here,” he remembered his time in Germany in the past.“I’ve been learning German for five months. It’s very difficult but when I’m in Leipzig I want to speak it as well as possible.”
Mayor Faulconer announces expansion of “Clean SD” program Posted: February 20, 2018 Updated: 6:48 PM Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News Tags: Kevin Faulconer, Shelley Zimmerman FacebookTwitter Ed Lenderman, Ed Lenderman 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 SettingsAs part of his commitment to keep San Diego neighborhoods clean, safe and beautiful, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer announced Tuesday an expansion of “Clean SD” – a citywide cleanup effort that has focused on downtown, the San Diego River and other hotspots for illegal dumping – with more crews responding to requests to remove trash and debris through the City’s “Get It Done” application.In addition, the San Diego Police Department will increase surveillance and enforcement in areas known for illegal dumping.“Every neighborhood deserves clean street corners and sidewalks and that’s what this citywide cleanup effort is all about,” said Mayor Faulconer. “We’re improving the quality of life for our residents with every tire, shopping cart and mattress that is picked up and hauled away. We will clean up our neighborhoods and we will hold those who illegally dump their trash in our communities accountable.”Standing in front of a mound of debris at an intersection plagued by illegal dumping, Mayor Faulconer was joined today by Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman and Assistant Chief David Nisleit as City crews removed couches, tires, shopping carts and more. The location, at the corner of Quince Street and Menlo Avenue in the Swan Canyon neighborhood, has been cleared of trash numerous times over the past year.The expansion of the “Clean SD” initiative includes three new two-person crews from the Urban Corps to respond to reports of trash and other debris in the public areas. The City often receives reports of abandoned shopping carts, furniture left in an alley and tires along roadways.Highest priority for cleanup is given to trash and debris that is hazardous, such as chemicals or paint, or blocks the public right-of-way. Depending on the size and scope of each assignment, each crew responds to roughly 15 to 20 requests per day. The Environmental Services Department is currently in the hiring process to add two more City crews to bolster “Clean SD” further by this spring.There are several neighborhood hotspots throughout the city that are targets for frequent illegal dumping and the Police Department will regularly monitor those locations and issue citations for violators.“Keeping San Diego clean is a shared responsibility,” Chief Zimmerman said. “If you choose to dump your trash illegally, expect to be cited and or arrested.”Launched in May 2017, the “Clean SD” initiative include city and Urban Corps crews that remove litter in nine “hotspots” in Ocean Beach, City Heights, San Ysidro, Logan Heights, Paradise Hills, Webster & Mount Hope, Mission Beach, Point Loma and Pacific Beach — neighborhoods with a historically high level of illegal dumping activity. Crews have already removed more than 830 tons of debris, including:• 430 tires• 1,900 mattresses and box springs• 750 shopping carts• 67 appliancesSince September, City, Urban Corps and Alpha Project crews have also removed more than 190 tons while performing waste abatements in the riverbeds and downtown areas.Other “Clean SD” efforts include:• Increased street sweeping in the East Village neighborhood• Sanitizing sidewalks in in downtown and other neighborhoods• Prioritizing graffiti removal requests• Organizing community cleanups that collected more than 100 tons of waste and debris from San Diego neighborhoods in 2017• Holding the City’s annual cleanup event at SDCCU Stadium – with more than 100 tons of waste and recyclables collected in single dayAs part of his commitment to keep San Diego neighborhoods clean, safe and beautiful, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer will announce Tuesday an expansion of “Clean SD” – a citywide cleanup effort that has focused on downtown, the San Diego River and other hotspots for illegal dumping – with more crews responding to requests to remove trash and debris through the City’s “Get It Done” application.In addition, the San Diego Police Department will increase surveillance and enforcement in areas known for illegal dumping.Joined by Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman and Assistant Chief David Nisleit, Mayor Faulconer will hold a media availability Tuesday morning at an intersection that has been plagued by illegal dumping, from tires to furniture to shopping carts. A City crew will be there to clear the area of waste and debris. February 20, 2018
Posted: March 7, 2018 CAMP PENDLETON (KUSI) — For the first time, female Marines awoke Wednesday to begin their first full day of training at Camp Pendleton’s Marine Combat Training course.The female Marines, who recently graduated boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, in South Carolina, arrived at Camp Pendleton on Tuesday. They are the first enlisted female students to learn war-fighting skills at Camp Pendleton’s Marine Combat Training course, known as MCT-West. The training course is part of Camp Pendleton’s School of Infantry and teaches students basic battlefield skills.At least 40 women are expected to arrive over the next several days at MCT-West, where they’ll be fully integrated with the men who are also starting the 29-day course. Previously, all female Marines were sent to combat training at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.About 1,700 female Marines are expected to go through combat training each year at Camp Pendleton. Female boot camp graduates recruited from states west of the Mississippi River will be sent here, while the others will continue to be sent to Camp Lejeune.Despite the integrated combat training regimen, men and women will continue to go through separate boot camps. As things stand, all female Marines are sent to the Parris Island boot camp.The policy of separating Marines during boot camp based on gender is a controversial one. Critics say it reinforces a message that women aren’t as tough as men and can’t handle the same training as their male counterparts.Tuesday’s female and male arrivals to Camp Pendleton’s School of Infantry were assigned to Golf Company, Marine Combat Training Battalion, according to the Union-Tribune. The MCT-West program is for non-infantry Marines, with training that includes learning the basics of combat marksmanship, how to react to roadside bombs, lifesaving medical care and other skills.This initiative is part of a Marine Corps effort to enhance the entry-level training program for all Marines and to better reflect how the Marine Corps is structured in the operating forces,” Pena said.While the women who arrived Tuesday are the first to go through combat training at MCT-West, they’re not the fist female Marines to train at the base in northern San Diego County.When the Pentagon opened infantry ranks to women in 2016, several of them went through the School of Infantry’s Infantry Training Battalion, the Union-Tribune reported. That is a 59-day program that’s separate and more grueling than basic combat training. It’s designed for Marines chosen to serve in rifle squads and other infantry groups. KUSI Newsroom, Female Marines begin training at Camp Pendleton for first time March 7, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom
Convicted felon and deported Army veteran sworn in as U.S. citizen April 13, 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 SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — It took 14 years, but Hector Barajas is finally a United States citizen.The Army veteran took the citizenship oath, surrounded by loved ones, in a private naturalization ceremony at the San Diego offices of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The ceremony was a long-held dream of Barajas, who was born in Mexico, grew up in Compton and spent six years in the Army before eventually being deported in 2004 and again in 2010.Barajas had difficulty adjusting to civilian life after being honorably discharged from the Army in 2001. He had substance abuse problems, and in 2002 pleaded no contest to shooting at an occupied vehicle. He was deported for the first time after serving his sentence.Speaking to an audience outside the USCIS office after becoming a citizen, Barajas lamented the mistakes he had made and the effects they had on his family, but thanked the community for supporting his return to the U.S.The citizenship only validates what I always thought in my heart: I’m an all-American patriot and I proudly served my adopted country as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne. I believe I am no less of an American because of the mistakes I’ve made,” he said.A pardon last year by Gov. Jerry Brown paved the way for Barajas’ naturalization. Brown also pardoned two other veterans who, like Barjas, had been deported.“He showed that California has upheld its values and is supportive of immigrants like me,” Barajas said.Since 2013, Barajas has run the Deported Veterans Support House in Tijuana, which provides deported veterans food, clothing, shelter and resources as they seek self-sufficiency.Barajas plans to run the center for another year before returning to his family. In the U.S. he would like to find a job, put his daughter through college and possibly attend school.Barajas noted, however, there’s still work to be done for the immigrant veteran community.“My biggest dream is to see all my brothers and sisters go home to the country they were willing to die for,” he said. “We must continue to fight to bring home our deported veterans…. Border or not, we will always be U.S. veterans; we are all Americans and I’m standing here today as an American citizen.”This morning on Good Morning San Diego, KUSI’s Ed Lenderman spoke with Nathan Fletcher about the life of Hector Barajas. Posted: April 13, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Ed Lenderman Updated: 3:22 PM Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Hector Barajas, Nathan Fletcher FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Ed Lenderman,
Economic study shows San Diego Airport contributes $12 billion to region annually Posted: September 18, 2018 The growth in economic impact is largely due to the airport’s increase in passenger traffic. In 2012, the airport accommodated nearly 17.3 million passengers, which grew to nearly 22 million in 2017 passengers. Business and leisure visitors spend money while visiting the region, thereby helping support additional economic impacts. According to the San Diego Tourism Authority, visitors arriving by air spend an average of $835 per person per trip. In 2017, it is estimated that more than 5.9 million visitors to the region spent nearly $5 billion in the regional economy. The full Economic Impact Study is available online here. SAN DIEGO – September 18, 2018 – A new Economic Impact Study completed for San Diego International Airport (SAN) indicates a dramatic increase in regional employment, payroll and economic impact as a result of the airport. The study quantifies the airport’s total economic contributions to the region at nearly $12 billion annually. “This study highlights the airport’s role as far more than a vital transportation resource for the San Diego region,” said Kimberly Becker, Airport Authority President/CEO. “SAN is a regional asset that is also a major economic driver and job creator, constantly looking at ways to improve the passenger experience and help the region become increasingly global.” SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego International Airport contributes nearly $12 billion annually to the region’s economy, according to a study released Tuesday.The study compared 2017 economic data from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the San Diego Tourism Authority, the Airport Authority and on- site airport tenants to measure the direct and indirect economic impacts generated by SAN, formerly known as Lindbergh Field.Airport-supported employment has increased by 31 percent since the study was last done in 2013, and SAN now supports 5.7 percent of people employed in the San Diego region. The nearly 118,000 residents in the area employed directly or indirectly due to activities at the airport, as of 2017, accounted for $3.9 billion in annual payroll and $11.7 billion in annual economic output, the study found.“This study highlights the airport’s role as far more than a vital transportation resource for the San Diego region,” said Airport Authority President and CEO Kimberly Becker. “SAN is a regional asset that is also a major economic driver and job creator, constantly looking at ways to improve the passenger experience and help the region become increasingly global.”Since the last study, the airport has expanded its second terminal and added a rental car center, Terminal 2 parking plaza, international arrivals facility and an on-airport roadway.In addition to its supported employment, the airport’s passenger traffic has increased 27.2 percent since 2013, from 17.3 million passengers to 22 million last year. With the increased traffic and 21 passenger airlines serving San Diego International, it is “the busiest single-runway commercial service airport in the United States,” according to the study.The official press release from the San Diego International Airport is below: Total employment supported by the airport has increased by 31 percent over the past five years. In 2017 nearly 118,000 residents in the region were employed directly or indirectly due to the activities at SAN, generating nearly $3.9 billion in total annual payroll. Of total employment in San Diego County, SAN supports 5.7 percent of people employed in the region. KUSI Newsroom Updated: 3:49 PM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter The study measures the direct and indirect economic impacts generated by SAN. To do so, the study compared 2017 data from the U.S. Department of Transportation, San Diego Tourism Authority, Airport Authority and on-airport tenants. KUSI Newsroom, September 18, 2018 The study was last conducted in 2013 using data from 2012. Since then, the airport has undertaken a number of construction projects to make travel easier and more efficient. Projects include: The Green Build Terminal 2 Expansion, Rental Car Center, Terminal 2 Parking Plaza, International Arrivals facility, and the on-airport roadway.
October 4, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 7:34 AM Posted: October 4, 2018 Residents of Del Mar respond to proposed fence along train tracks 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 SettingsDEL MAR (KUSI) – For as long as anyone can remember, the locals in Del Mar have been “crossing the tracks” to get to the beach. It’s illegal and potentially dangerous. But the locals know that, and they take their chances everyday of every year.Now, there’s a plan to ‘fence off’ the tracks’ and cut off the access. This is not going over well with, well, anyone we spoke with. “You know, it’s dangerous everywhere. If you walk across the street, if you ride a bike. I don’t think they can ‘legislate safety’, we just need to have common sense”, says George Grecco of Del Mar.This latest plan to stop the locals is a direct reaction to the most recent ‘cliff collapse’ near 9th street, a very popular spot for surfers to cross over. “I think that’s it not a great approach. No matter what, people will find a way. They will go over, or cut through it”, says Andy Shumaker, a local surfer.Over the years, the North County Transit District has tried a variety of ways to stop the locals from crossing over. Last year, they started handing out expensive tickets. As a result, the locals try to avoid those transit cops and get to the beach, one way or another.“This is a way of life around here. I’m all about safety. But you can’t tell people where to go, especially in this case”, says Kyra Oliver.Depsite an enormous outcry from the people who live there, the NTCD claims they are moving ahead with their plans for a ‘two mile fence’ anyway. They even have a completion date for next year.That may or may not happen, depending on how many people stand up and fight.KUSI’s Dan Plante visited Del Mar where he spoke to surfers and residents to see what they thought. KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom,
The World Soy Foundation’s Youth We Feed Can Lead project was an innovative project implemented in the summer of 2014 at a Guatemalan school. It combined low-cost video production equipment and training as tools to educate youth to become agents of change in their communities.Karen Edwards of KCE Public Affairs was a WSF Advisor on the project and traveled to Guatemala to manage the implementation process.Karen wrote of her experience with the project, and her story was featured on the Global Harvest Initiative blog over the past few weeks. Global Harvest Initiative (GHI) is a “private-sector voice for productivity growth throughout the agricultural value chain to sustainably meet the demands of a growing world.”The WSF would like to send a special thanks to GHI and Karen for sharing the story of the impact the WSF’s Youth We Feed Can Lead project had on this Guatemalan community!Check out the story on GHI’s website here.To learn more about WSF, visit our website, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers reported a busy Thanksgiving night along Interstate 5 in the Woodburn area as they worked with ODOT to handle expected heavy traffic for the annual Woodburn Outlet Mall “Moonlight Madness” sale.According to OSP Sergeant Bob Charpentier, the anticipated heavy backed up traffic and congestion happened as travelers and shoppers converged in both directions on Interstate 5 at exit 271 (Woodburn). OSP troopers concentrated patrol and enforcement efforts on a four mile stretch near the interchange. Fifty-one (51) citations were issued to motorists during a six hour period for violations including illegal stopping / standing on the highway, failure to obey traffic control device, failure to use safety restraints, driving while suspended, and driving uninsured.One person was arrested for DUII and three others cited for Unlawful Possession of less than an Ounce of Marijuana. Traffic was still backed up for several miles in the far right lane to exit into Woodburn at 2:00 a.m.Travelers going to or through that area Friday may see some congestion near Woodburn as well as southbound toward Eugene as thousands of football fans go to Eugene for the 4:00 p.m. University of Oregon football game.OSP and ODOT urge all drivers to stay alert and focused on their driving. Keep a safe following distance at a safe speed for road and traffic conditions.
Schizophrenia possible factor in Stanbary’s spiralMany questions, few answers in murder-suicideSteven D. Stanbary allegedly molested and raped a girl who lived in his home over several years, starting when she was 9, according to police reports reviewed Wednesday.The alleged abuse wasn’t uncovered until December 2010, when the girl, now a teenager, disclosed it to several people and later, a Washougal police detective. Her name and relationship to Stanbary were redacted in the report.Senior Deputy Prosecutor Dustin Richardson, who heads the Children’s Justice Center, received police reports in January. Having concerns over certain aspects of the case, he didn’t believe he had strong enough evidence to charge Stanbary until late November. Finally, he gave Washougal police the OK to allow Stanbary to turn himself in through his attorney on Dec. 8 on suspicion of first-degree rape of a child and first-degree child molestation.“He obviously had different plans,” Richardson said Wednesday.The day before, officials say, Stanbary set his Washougal house on fire, killed his wife, Leona Stanbary, and her twin sister, Mona Daugherty, and fired from numerous guns, keeping firefighters away, before killing himself.
A public hearing Tuesday on granting a certificate of need for what would be Clark County’s second inpatient hospice center drew a crowd of 100, mostly employees of two hospice providers at odds over the need for the proposed facility.The hearing focused on whether there is enough demand for inpatient hospice care to justify the construction of a 15-bed inpatient hospice center at 3100 NE 136th Circle in Salmon Creek. The project is proposed by Community Home Health & Hospice.CHHH claims that its existing client base will fill the beds.PeaceHealth Southwest, owner of Ray Hickey Hospice House, now the county’s only hospice center, opposes the project because it claims the second facility isn’t needed. Ray Hickey has 20 beds at 2112 E. Mill Plain Blvd. in the Central Park neighborhood near Clark College. A second center could cause the financial ruin of both hospice centers given lack of demand for inpatient services, PeaceHealth Southwest administrators said.Some speakers from the health industry and Clark County residents said palliative care is trending toward at-home care. That will slow or decrease demand for inpatient services despite the burgeoning senior population.Sonjia Hauser, Ray Hickey clinical manager, said there is room for CHHH clients at the existing facility. (Ray Hickey and CHHH have a contract in which Ray Hickey provides hospice beds to CHHH on a space-available basis.)
A 47-year-old Vancouver man appeared today in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of dealing or possessing several thousand images and videos of child pornography.Richard L. Walsh is set to be arraigned March 29 on charges of first-degree dealing in child pornography, first-degree possession of child pornography and first-degree Internet viewing of child pornography.An undercover FBI database revealed that Walsh was sharing multiple child pornography digital files between December 2011 and Feb. 13 of this year in a peer network on the Internet, according to a probable cause affidavit.Peer-to-peer networks allow users connected to the Internet to link their computers and are commonly used for illegal activity, according to the FBI’s website.The affidavit said:The FBI informed Vancouver police on Feb. 4 that Walsh was suspected of having and dealing child pornography and provided the police department with 100 digital image files downloaded from Walsh’s computer.
Sixth-grade supplies for Covington Middle School, Evergreen Public Schools, purchased at a Target store:2-inch, 3-ring binder: $3.79.No. 2 Ticonderoga pencils: $2.89.Loose-leaf notebook paper: 99 cents.Highlighter: $1.50.Pink Pearl eraser: 52 cents.Blue or black pens: $3.99.Ruler: 99 cents.Binder dividers, five pack: 97 cents.3-inch-by-3-inch Post-It notes, store brand: $2.09.Glue stick: 50 cents.Scissors: $1.89.100-sheet composition books; 3 at $1.50 each: $4.50.Pencil sharpener: 90 cents.Colored pencils: $2.99.3-pronged pocket folders: 15 cents.Dry Erase white-board marker: $2.54.Two boxes of tissues: $3.Ream of printer paper: $3.14.Thumb drive: $8.99.Sturdy Swiss Gear backpack: $40.Spiderman lunch box: $9.99.Total: $96.32Evergreen Stuff the BusWhen: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday.Where: Parking lot of Spanky’s Legendary Consignment, 13503 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd.Why: Goal is to fill two school buses with new backpacks and school supplies that will be donated to low-income students in Evergreen Public Schools. Cash donations will be used to purchase school supplies.Donations: The Fishers Landing Burgerville, 16416 S.E. McGillivray Blvd., will donate a percentage of Wednesday’s sales to the foundation. Customers can also bring supplies to the fast-food restaurant.Information: 360-604-4022.On the Web: Evergreen School District FoundationNorth County School Readiness DayWhen: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday.Where: Battle Ground High School, 300 W. Main St., Battle Ground.Why: Ensures students from low-income families in north Clark County are ready for the new school year by providing backpacks filled with school supplies, gently-used clothing, free immunizations, food, more.Donations: Battle Ground Public Schools, Sea Mar Community Health Center, North County Community Food Bank, Adventist Community Services Food Bank, Sharing Is Caring, service clubs and individuals.Volunteers: They are still needed to help organize the clothing. Eligible students must qualify for free or reduced lunch program to participate.Information: 360-566-4410 or 360-566-4427.On the Web: School Readiness DayFoundation for Vancouver Public SchoolsWhere: Drop donations at the district office, 2901 Falk Road.What: Most needed items are backpacks, composition books, 2-inch ring binders, index dividers, colored pencils, protractors, wood rulers, pencil boxes, jump drives, new socks, underwear and boxes of tissue. No lunch boxes or bags or glue sticks.
NEW YORK — The Dow Jones industrial average closed at an all-time high Wednesday as the good narrowly outweighed the bad for the stock market.After investors assessed a series of company earnings reports, the latest move from the Federal Reserve and an unexpectedly weak reading on first quarter economic growth, the stock market ended with its third straight day of gains.Stocks started the day lower after the government reported that the U.S. economy stalled in the first three months of the year as winter storms chilled business activity. The Commerce Department said growth slowed to a barely discernible 0.1 percent annual rate in the January-March quarter, less than the rate of 1.1 percent forecast by economists, according to FactSet.The market’s reaction to the report was muted because most investors expect the slowdown to be temporary as growth rebounds with warmer temperatures.“Most people, including us, expected March to have been the strongest month of the first quarter” and that growth will continue to pick up, said Sean Lynch, global investment strategist for Wells Fargo Private Bank. “That’s an OK environment for the market.”