Day: January 12, 2018

New prosecutor to handle investigation into force used by Orlando police in arresting Markeith Loyd – Orlando Sentinel

A weeklong manhunt was launched for Loyd after police say he shot Orlando Police Lt. Debra Clayton in a Walmart parking lot on Jan. 9, 2017. He already was suspected of killing his pregnant former girlfriend, Sade Dixon, in December 2016.

Loyd required surgery on his left eye and became permanently blind as a result, according to records.

In Ayala’s response, she pointed to a sentence in the governor’s executive order that states “… the investigation, prosecution, and all matters related to Markeith Loyd.” Ayala also took issue with King’s conversations with the governor’s general counsel.

The assignment comes after State Attorneys Aramis Ayala and Brad King went back and forth in emails about who had jurisdiction over the investigation.

The governor’s general counsel reached out to Ayala to seek whether the state attorney wanted the case reassigned and Scott issued an executive order Dec. 18 assigning the case to Archer.

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An investigation into Orlando police officers’ use of force when arresting suspected cop killer Markeith Loyd last year has been assigned to Seminole-Brevard State Attorney Phil Archer, the governor decided.

Supreme Court takes up Texas redistricting case – CNN

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Supreme Court takes up Texas redistricting case
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Cold classrooms, patient dumping: Baltimore tries to put its best foot forward, stumbles – Baltimore Sun

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City branding — marketing municipalities like new car models or sodas — traditionally has been the stuff of convention and tourism boards. But as competition intensifies for the Amazons of the world, cities increasingly are packaging themselves for companies that have their pick of where to locate.

Pugh wrote in a year-end letter of her desire to change the narrative of Baltimore, and as the Baltimore Brew first reported, she hired a $240-an-hour communications specialist to help her do just that.

“That’s impossible to say.”

Her child’s school had heat. But she was outraged when other kids, particularly those in disadvantaged neighborhoods, were not so lucky.

Feeding Pets a Raw-Meat Diet Can Be Dangerous for Them—and for You – TIME

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Trenton Thompson leaving Georgia to play in NFL – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Junior Jonathan Ledbetter said before the Rose Bowl that he was planning to return for his senior season. Ledbetter had a strong national championship game, splitting a sack and a tackle-for-loss, and his return would be a big lift to the line in 2018. 

An Albany native, Thompson was the nation’s top recruit in the 2015 class, per 247Sports. After a strong finish to his sophomore season – when he had three sacks in the Liberty Bowl – he struggled last spring with a medical issue, then a knee injury that caused him to miss two games this season. He finished his junior season with 38 tackles and zero sacks. 

Thompson is the first Georgia underclassmen to declare for the draft. 

ATHENS — Georgia junior defensive lineman Trenton Thompson is leaving early for the NFL draft, according to a post on his Instagram account. 

This makes two members of this past season’s main defensive line rotation who are leaving: Starting nose tackle John Atkins was a fifth-year senior. 

“After long discussion with my family and coaches I have decided to enter the 2018 NFL Draft. I would like to thank my family, teammates, Coach Smart and the rest of the staff for all of their support the last 3 years. Coming to Athens was the best decision of my life and the memories and friendships I’ve made will last a lifetime. Playing in the NFL has been a lifelong dream of mine and I’m excited to see what the future holds. Even though I’m moving on to the next chapter, Georgia will always be home! I certainly want to thank the greatest fans in the country for their passion and support! Thank you Jolly Nation and Go Dawgs!!” 

Paige Forced To End Her WWE In-Ring Career After Latest Injury – Wrestling Inc.

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Kezia Dugdale finally reveals her fee for I’m a Celebrity… – HeraldScotland

It is understood Ms Dugdale and Ms Riddell, who had been engaged, failed to agree on a division of assets, including a flat bought with a £99,510 mortgage in 2013.

Despite pledging to promote “Labour values” on her trip to the Australian jungle, she is best remembered for crawling through fish guts and drinking anus and penis smoothies.

However she faces a large bill as a result of the break-up of her previous relationship, before she began dating SNP MSP Jenny Gilruth.

This includes travel and accommodation costs and a daily fee of AUS $150 (£87).

“In any other job, an employee going AWOL for the sake of pocketing tens of thousands of pounds would result in immediate dismissal.

Kentucky becomes first US state to impose Medicaid work provisos – Reuters

The approval came one day after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued policy guidance allowing states to design and propose test programs with such unprecedented requirements.

Certain groups are exempt, including former foster care youth, pregnant women, primary caregivers of a dependent, full-time students and the medically frail. The Trump administration also said states would have to make “reasonable modifications” for those battling opioid addiction and other substance-use disorders.

Kentucky’s waiver, submitted for federal approval in 2016, requires able-bodied adult recipients to participate in at least 80 hours per month of “employment activities,” including jobs training, education and community service.

“Kentucky will now lead on this issue,” Governor Matt Bevin said at a news conference on Friday. “They want the dignity associated with being able to earn and have engagement in the very things they’re receiving,” he said of Medicaid recipients.

Democrats and health advocacy groups blasted the federal policy on Thursday, saying it would make it tougher for the most vulnerable Americans to have access to health care. The Southern Poverty Law Center liberal advocacy group said it planned to file a legal challenge.

Stolen bagel may have led to California children’s murders – Sacramento Bee

Two days after the arrests, authorities say the teen told investigators about the two bodies at the storage unit in Redding about 140 miles (225 kilometers) northwest of Quincy. A coroner believes the children died shortly after Thanksgiving Day.

Court challenges have stalled executions in California since 2005.

Huntsman’s attorney Scott Erdbacher said the defense team still needs to talk to hundreds of witnesses, including Curiel’s former classmates and teachers.

Both have pleaded not guilty. A judge on Thursday ordered two separate trials for.

The three children were living with Gonzalo Curiel, 20, and Tami Joy Huntsman, 42, in their Salinas apartment because their mother died in a car accident and their father was in prison. Huntsman is the father’s sister. Huntsman three biological children also lived in the apartment. The four surviving children are now in foster care.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Huntsman. Because Curiel was 17-years-old when he was arrested, he is not eligible for the death penalty.

Curiel’s trial is scheduled for March. Huntsman’s trial is scheduled for October.

The Salinas Californian reported Friday that a psychologist caring for the surviving girl says the 11-year-old still wrestles with guilt over the death of her two siblings.