Manhunt Continues In Search Of Suspect In Rape Murder Of 13 Month Old Northern Ohio Infant

police photo of Joshua Gurto, subject of national manhunt in the murder of 13 month old Sereniti Sutley in Conneaut, Ohio

by Richard Cameron CONNEAUT, OHIO Law enforcement in the state of Ohio and nationally, are on the hunt for the suspect in the murder of a 13 month old infant in Conneaut, Ohio. The suspect (pictured in the featured image), is being sought for having raped Sereniti Jazzlynn-Sky Blankenship-Sutley and mortally inflicting blunt force trauma to the child’s head and body. Police went to a Clark Street apartment about 5 a.m. on a report of an unresponsive child. Sereniti was found in her mother’s arms who screamed, “Help my baby.”…

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Multi Grammy Award Winning Rocker Tom Petty Dead At 66 From Cardiac Arrest

photo of Tom Petty in performance in 2010

by Richard Cameron Multi-Grammy award winning Rock musician Tom Petty, is dead. He was found unconscious in his home in Malibu and transported to nearby UCLA Santa Monica Hospital. Emergency physicians reported that in addition to his state of unconsciousness, Petty was not breathing and showed no brain activity. Cause of death was disclosed as massive cardiac arrest. Petty, 66, was born in Gainesville, Florida and began his musical legacy with a band named “Mudcrunch”, at the young age of 17. Eventually his odyssey found him establishing himself with a…

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Gunman At Mandalay Bay Kills 58, Wounds 515 In Deadliest Mass Shooting In U.S. History

Las Vegas PD Officer taking cover behind patrol vehicle during response to mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival at the Mandalay Bay Hotel

by Richard Cameron LAS VEGAS, NV Shortly after 10:00 PM PST, Sunday evening, a single shooter commenced a shooting spree at a country music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, killing, at last count 58 concert goers, in what is now regarded as the deadliest mass shooting event in American history. 515 victims of the shooter were injured in the attack. The gunman was positioned on a 32nd floor balcony of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and unleashed a continuous barrage of fire on attendees of the Route 91 Harvest Festival –…

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Hurricane Irma Tears Through The Caribbean Leaving Death And Destruction

By Tyla MacAllister Category 5 Hurricane Irma tore through the Caribbean Islands Wednesday.  By nightfall at least seven deaths and two injuries had been confirmed. Six of the deaths occurred on the islands of St Martin/Saint Barts and one death was confirmed in Barbuda. The death toll is expected to rise as many areas are still inaccessible. “Barbuda is literally rubble” The island of Barbuda took a direct hit from Hurricane Irma at around 2:00 a.m. EDT Wednesday. The Barbuda Weather Station recorded sustained wind speeds of 119 miles per…

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Laws Targeting Drug Dealers Have Bipartisan Support, But Will They Work?

photo of a narcotics team with SWAT gear conducting a morning raid on a suspected drug ring's home

by Tony Wyman A new law proposed by Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker to charge drug dealers with manslaughter when the drugs they sell kill the user has strong support from many who see the state’s opiod crisis as one of the biggest threats facing the Commonwealth. But the bill has some skeptics who think increased jail time has little or no impact on drug abuse. If the law goes into effect, drug dealers responsible for the deaths of users would face a minimum sentence of five years in a state…

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Hurricane Irma Intensifies To Category 5 Heading For Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands And Florida

satellite (black and white) image of Hurricane Irma

by Richard Cameron TALLAHASSEE, FL National Compass is monitoring another tropical storm coming on the heels of Hurricane Harvey, but this one is expected by the National Weather Service to be headed, not toward the Gulf Coast, but towards Florida and possibly Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.  Hurricane Irma is already threatening the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico is issuing hurricane warnings. Irma has been increased to Category 4 with winds of 140 miles an hour – but they could ramp up even higher, to Category 5 and some…

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Walter Becker, “Deacon Blues” – Co-Founder Of Super Group Steely Dan, Fades Out At 67

video still of Steely Dan co-founder Walter Becker performing in concert in 2016

by Richard Cameron This is less a eulogy than a offering to a man, who although he is far from a household word among music fans, was not only there at the inception of the emergence of a musical tour de force both inspirational and incomperable, but was half of the creative apparatus that sustained Steely Dan for close to 5 decades.  Walter Becker, age 67, born in Queens, NY,  made his serotinal departure earlier today of undisclosed cause or causes at time of publication. Musical partner and friend, Donald…

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Hurricane Harvey – Domestic Animals In Crisis, The Rescue Underway & How You Can Help (Part One)

boat transporting flood stranded animals and displaced pets

 J. Lee HURRICANE HARVEY – ANIMALS IN CRISIS The devastation Hurricane Harvey is creating for human life and property is well known through 24 hour news coverage. Loss of life has yet to be determined as numbers rise daily. Unknown numbers of homes have been damaged beyond repair. The storm has also been a hardship for animals. Surrounding shelters and shelters outside Texas are scrambling to have their pets adopted to make room for animals impacted by Harvey. Many of them would like to help, but they have no room…

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Hurricane Harvey – Wildlife In Crisis, The Rescue – How You Can Help (Part Three)

raccoon rescued from Texas flooding in tropical storm Harvey

J. Lee Hurricane Harvey – Wildlife In Crisis Wildlife, in natural disasters such as Hurricane Harvey are left vulnerable unless they can find safe shelter. They become battered, tossed and many drown unless they can find higher ground. Specialized rescue groups have stepped forward to help a vast variety of wildlife. Texas Wildlife Fact Sheet – Including amphibians, birds, fish, Invertebrates, mammals and reptiles Huffpost: Here’s How Harvey Is Affecting Wild Animals – The Houston SPCA Wildlife Center of Texas has been “bombarded” with requests to help injured or waterlogged wildlife, and has taken…

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Abandonment – Animals Left Behind During Disasters Like Harvey or From Lack of Compassion

photo of cat struggling to swim to dry ground during flooding event Harvey

J. Lee Abandonment – Animals Left Behind During Disasters Sadly many people leave their animals behind. When a disaster occurs many pet owners probably have no idea how bad a flood, natural disaster or wildfire could get or how long they will be kept away. Evacuations become frantic. Many compassionate owners leave them behind until a rescue can be safely organized. Some are not allowed to bring them so they do their best to leave them in the safest locations possible until they could be rescued. Some just callously chain…

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